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The Sterling Annex, 22084 Shaw Road, is offering the following holiday classes. Preregistration is required, call 703-430-6673.
* Tuesday, Nov. 29, from 4-5 p.m., Young at Art-Ornaments and Cards, for children 4-7. Cost $7, plus $4 supply fee.
* Wednesday, Nov. 30, from 4-5 p.m., Young at Art-Ornaments and Cards, for children 8 and up. Cost $7, plus $4 supply fee.
The Loudoun County Extension Office, 30 B Catoctin Circle, S.E., Leesburg, is offering a two-day ServSafe Food Sanitation course, Nov. 29 and Dec. 6, from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Cost for text, examination and certification is $104. The certification course includes instruction on the microworld, contamination and food borne illness, purchasing and receiving safe foods, food storage, protection food in preparation and service, employee sanitation training, organizing a clean program, pest control, accident prevention and Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points. Call Beverly Samuel, 703-777-0373.
Sterling Annex, 22084 Shaw Road, is offering knitting lessons for beginners Saturdays, Dec. 3 and Dec. 10, from 10 a.m.-noon. Cost for the two sessions is $30. Participants must bring worsted-weight yarn, size 8 14-inch long knitting needles, a yarn needle with big eye and scissors. Learn basic techniques or knit a knitting bag. Preregistration required, call 703-430-6673.
Free sample yoga class, Saturday, Dec. 3, 11 a.m.-noon, Anahata Center for Yoga & Wellness, 112 South St., S.E., Leesburg. For new students only. Call to register 703-771-0006 or www.experienceanahatayoga.com.
The Loudoun Academy of the Arts announces new workshops led by professional area artists:
* The Business of Art with Joseph Trigiani, Saturday, Dec. 3, 1-5 p.m. Professional portrait artist, Joe Trigiani, talks about resumes, commissions, marketing and promotion, networking and tips for getting work into shows. $50.
The Loudoun Academy of the Arts also offers Introduction to Glassblowing weekend workshops with Dario DeHoyos, Saturdays and Sundays, from noon-4 p.m. A fee of $230 includes all supplies.
The Loudoun Academy of the Arts is a 501c3 organization that offers fine art instruction to children and adults of all ages and skill levels. Visit www.loudounacademy.org or call
Yoga for stress management workshop, Saturday, Dec. 10, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Anahata Center for Yoga & Wellness, 112 South St., S.E., Leesburg. $35. Call to register 703-771-0006 or www.experienceanahatayoga.com.
ESL Computer Basics, at the Sterling Library, 120 Enterprise St., Sterling, the first and third Tuesday each month, at 9 a.m. Learn basic computer skills including Internet, e-mail and word processing. For ages 18 and up. Advanced registration required, call 703-430-9500.
Gentle yoga, Tuesdays, Jan. 10-March 28, from 6:30-7:45 p.m., at the Senior Center at Cascades marketplace, 21060 Whitfield Place, Sterling. Cost $103.50 for members, $115.50 for nonmembers for 12 sessions. Instructor Lin Wagener. 703-430-2397.
The firm of Rachel L. Virk Attorney and Counselor at Law/Certified Mediator holds free monthly informational seminars on family law every second Saturday of the month, 9-11:30 a.m., 21135 Whitfield Place, Suite 207, Sterling. Learn about non-adversarial confidential dispute resolution and how to craft detailed solutions to remain in control or learn about rights to offset costly contested litigation. Call 703-444-3355. Visit www.virk-law.com.
Wacky Wednesdays, for children aged 3-6, at the Sterling Community Center, from 9:30 a.m.-noon. Includes crafts, sports, story time, yoga, and more. The cost of the program is $50 for four Wednesdays. To register, call the Sterling Community Center at 703-430-9480.
Wendy Lane, flutist, will offer a flute class for beginners at her Sterling music studio, Mondays, from 7-8 p.m. for the remainder of the summer. No charge. E-mail Blane4@verizon.net or 703-404-3103. Instruments may be provided by the teacher. Beginners only but other lessons are given privately.
Prenatal Education. Loudoun Hospital, 44045 Riverside Parkway, Leesburg, presents workshops for expectant parents. Admission is free, but registration is required. Call 703-779-2694.
English classes Thursdays, from 7-9 p.m., at Purcellville Baptist Church. Five different leveled classes offered, including one for au pairs. One time $15 registration/book fee. Free child care and homework assistance for older children. Two days a week of English instruction offered for beginners class. Walk-ins welcome. For more information, leave your name and number at 540-338-6400.
On Mondays, 9 a.m., Sterling Library, 120 Enterprise St., will offer English as a Second Language basic computer skills including Internet, e-mail and word processing. Limited to five students per session, registration required, call 703-430-9500. For adults.
Yoga for a Special Child, Thursdays, from 4-4:30 p.m. $5 per child or donation to UCP fund. Anahata Center for Yoga & Wellness, 112 South St., S.E., Leesburg. Call to register, 703-771-0006 or www.experienceanahatayoga.com.
'Handwriting without Tears.' The Sterling Annex Community Center, 22084 Shaw Road, Sterling, offers classes for children ages 4-6 to help them focus on the beginning techniques for handwriting in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Call 703-430-6673.
Tiny Tots Classes for Twos. Katydid Inc. at Ashburn Ice House. Activities, songs, crafts for 2- to 3-year-olds and their parents. Weekly themes. Choose Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, at 9:30 a.m. or 10:45 a.m. Call 703-481-9444 or e-mail KTdidInc@aol.com.
English as a Second Language classes for adults are offered by Hogar Hispano of Catholic Charities in Falls Church, Reston and Sterling. Cost is $40 for seven weeks of classes. Call 703-534-9805 Ext. 222. Se habla espanol.
Free English as a Second Language courses will be held every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 7:30-9 p.m. ESL courses are located 22066 Circle Drive, Sterling, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
The Growing Stage Theatre Company. Classes and workshops for all ages. Visit www.growingstage.org, or call 540-338-5367.