Clubs & Organizations

Clubs & Organizations

Send announcements to The Loudoun Connection, 7913 Westpark Drive, McLean, VA 22102, e-mail to or fax to 703-917-0991. Deadline is Friday, two weeks before the event. Photos/artwork encouraged. For more information, call Jennifer Lesinski at 703-917-6454.

This free listing is reserved for activities and events that are open to the public at no or minimal cost.

Mothers First-Ashburn is dedicated to supporting women who have chosen to alter their careers to raise their children at home. Activities include parent/child morning meetings and field trips, moms' nights out and lectures. Next meeting is Aug. 22, at 10:15 a.m., at the Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Road, Ashburn. Call 703-827-5922 or visit

The Ashburn-Sterling Masonic Lodge meets the second Tuesday of each month at 6:45 p.m. for dinner at the lodge. Call Russ Baneck at 703-470-2188 or Charles Maranto at 703-868-7896. The lodge is located at 43881 Waxpool Road in Ashburn.

Leadership Loudoun is holding an informational breakfast for people interested in learning more about the program. The breakfast will be held Thursday, Aug. 17, from 7-9 a.m., at Tuscarora Mill, 203 Harrison St., S.E., Leesburg. No admission charge.

Leadership Loudoun, a 10-month program dedicated to developing and engaging leaders who work together to serve the good of Loudoun County, is accepting applications for the Class of 2007; the program begins in October. The application deadline is Sept. 1. Contact Robin Geiger at 703-771-5511 or by e-mail at

The monthly membership meeting of the Potomac Valley Shetland Sheepdog Club will be Monday, Aug. 21, at the Dunn Loring Firehouse meeting room, 2148 Gallows Road, at 7:30 p.m. The meeting is free and open to the public and will include David E. Jackson, V.M.D., H.M.D., the medical director of University Veterinary Clinic in Fairfax as the guest speaker. Refreshments are provided. Visit

Loudoun County Master Gardener Volunteers are having a fall bulb sale with proceeds going to support their educational activities throughout the year. Order forms can be picked up at local libraries, community and senior centers, at the Extension Office at 30-B Catoctin Circle, S.E., Wachovia Bank Building, Leesburg. The order form is also available for download from the Master Gardener Volunteer Web site,

Forms and payment must be returned to the Extension Office by Wednesday, Aug. 30. Orders will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis; bulbs available for pick up at the Extension Office Saturday, Sept. 30, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Contact 703-771-5150 or

Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) at Capital Community Church is now taking registration for the 2006-07 year. MOPS provides mothers with the support they need through resources and relationships. It meets the second and fourth Friday of each month, from 9:30-11:30 a.m., at Capital Community Church in Ashburn Village. Child care is provided. The new MOPS year starts Friday, Sept. 8. Call

703-404-3977 or 703-430-9398.

The Ashburn Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department Explorer Post 1666 invites interested community members to attend the "First Night" meeting Sept. 13, at 7 p.m., at the Ashburn Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department, 20688 Ashburn Road, Ashburn. Call 703-729-0006.

Ashburn Classics holds its regular monthly meetings on the second Saturday of each month; usually at the Ashburn Library in Hay Road, with registration at 10:30 a.m. and refreshments. Guest speakers, seminars, short local trips and outside events make up the yearly calendar. Call Pamela Halston, chairperson, 703-771-7041. For people 50-plus years young who wish to make new friends and find new interests. There will be no meetings in August. The meetings will commence Sept. 9, with a buffet lunch and silent auction.

The MOMS Club of Ashburn Village Area, covers Ashbrook, Regency, Cameron Chase, Belmont Country Club, University Center, the Courts and Ridges, and more. It is a nonprofit, nondenominational organization with chapters all over the world. It offers age-appropriate play groups, field trips to fun and exciting places, "Momsâ Night Out" volunteer opportunities and more. Business meetings on the third Monday of each month at 10:30 a.m., at the Ashburn Library or visit the Web site at or e-mail

The Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace, 21060 Whitfield Place, Sterling, has a walking club, which meets Thursday mornings, at 10:30 a.m. Walks take place outside, so wear loose comfortable clothing and sneakers. In case of inclement weather, walkers will be transported to the Dulles Town Center to walk around the "track."

Help Save Loudoun meets at 7 p.m., the last Wednesday of each month at the Cascades Library, 21060 Whitfield Place, Sterling. Visit

Are you a Virginia 4-H All Star? The Loudoun County 4-H program is trying to contact past All Star recipients who now live in Loudoun County. Contact the Loudoun County Extension Office at 703-777-0373 or by e-mail at

At the CountrySide Women's Club's will resume meetings is September. The club is open to all women in CountrySide and the surrounding area; and meets at the Parkway Meeting Room in CountrySide, Algonkian Parkway. Call the president, Teresa Bettac, at 703-444-3035.

S.T.O.P.S (Survivors Together Offering Personal Support) will meet Mondays, at Broadlands Nature Center, 21907 Claiborne Parkway, Ashburn, at 6:30-8 p.m.

ST.O.P.S is a fellowship of young girls and women who may share their experience, strength and hope with each other, so that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from the trauma of being sexually abused. Primary purpose is to heal and help other victims of sexual assault become survivors.

Mothers First-Sterling is dedicated to supporting women who have chosen to alter their careers to raise their children at home. Activities include parent/child morning meetings and field trips, moms' nights out and lectures. Call 703-827-5922 or visit

Weekly Master Gardener Volunteer's Lunch and Learn at the Master Gardener Demonstration Garden, Ida Lee Park, Leesburg. Every Tuesday, at noon, beginning in May, Loudoun County Master Gardener Volunteers will make a 20- to 30-minute educational presentation followed by a question-and-answer session and a tour of the Ida Lee Demonstration Garden. The public is invited to attend these programs free, no registration is required. In case of rain, the program will be held, Thursday evening, at 7 p.m.

Call the Loudoun Extension Office at 703-777-0373.

Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Road, Ashburn, will be holding the Virginia Young Readers Book Club, 7 p.m., each month for elementary-school level, grades third-fifth, children. Includes reading one-two books each month, games and refreshments. Parents encouraged to join children in reading the selections. A limited number of free copies of each selection are available at the library for participants. Register in advance by calling 703-737-8105.

The book discussion group at the Senior center at Cascades marketplace, 21060 Whitfield Place, Sterling, meets the third Tuesday of each month at noon. Open to interested members. 703-430-2397.

Mothers First-Leesburg is dedicated to supporting women who have chosen to alter their careers to raise their children at home. Activities include parent/child morning meetings and field trips, moms' nights out and lectures. Call 703-827-5922 or visit