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.\par

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


The staff at Nova Medical Group is offering {\b nutrition education sessions }Monday nights, at the Ashburn office. Each session is an hour long, presented by a registered dietitian, Jennifer Stokols, in a small group setting. \par

The session schedule is: {\b Aug. 21}, How to Read a Food Label; {\b Aug. 28}, Five-A-Day! {\b Sept. 11}, Fad Diets Don\rquote t Work! and {\b Sept. 18}, Meal Planning. \par

Each session is $25 with a 10 percent discount given to anyone who signs up for two or more of the sessions. Call 703-554-1100. \par


The Health Department will be providing the new vaccine, Boostrix, now required for rising sixth-graders, along with other {\b required} {\b immunizations }to students in kindergarten-12th grade, from 9 a.m.-noon, {\b every Saturday in August,}

at the Shenandoah Building clinic, 102 Heritage Way, N.E., Leesburg. Students must bring a current immunization record and be accompani

ed by a parent or adult 18 years or older. Parents are urged to provide breakfast before coming and to bring only the child being immunized. Contact the Health Department's Community Health Division at 703-777-0236.\par


The Greater Chesapeake and Potomac Blood Services Region of the American Red Cross is seeking {\b blood donations}

, especially types O and B blood. Addresses and driving directions for Donor Centers, as well as a complete list of community blood drives can be found at or by calling 1-800-GIVE-LIFE. \par

Donors must be generally in good health; be at least 17 years old; weigh no less than 110 pounds; have not received a tattoo within the past year; and have not donated whole blood within the past 56 days.\par


The {\b Man-to-Man Prostate Cancer }support group meets on the {\b second Tuesday} of each month, from 6:30-8 p.m., at the Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace, 21060 Whitfield Place, Sterling. Call 703-430-2397.\par


The staff from Lenscrafters at Dulles Town Center will provide {\b eyeglass care} the {\b second Wednesday} each month, from 1-2 p.m., at the Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace, 21060 Whitfield Place, Sterling. Call 703-430-2397. \par


Teresa Tupaj from Blue Ridge {\b Speech and Hearing} will be at the Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace, the {\b third Tuesday}

of each month, from 10:30-11:30 a.m., to clean, make adjustments and minor repairs to hearing aids, and perform hearing screenings. Call 703-430-2397.\par


{\b Help for hearing loss}, Joan Cassidy visits the Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace, 21060 Whitfield Place, Sterling, the {\b third Thursday}

each month, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., to provide assistance and answer questions about hearing loss. Call 703-430-2397.\par


The Loudoun HealthCare's Mobile {\b Health Van} visits the Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace, 21060 Whitfield Place, Sterling, the {\b second and fourth Tuesdays}

each month, from 9:30 a.m.-noon, to take blood pressure and glucose testing along with other medical needs. 703-430-2397.\par


The Loudoun County {\b CHADD} (Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder) parents support group will meet the {\b second Tuesday}

of every month, from 7:15-8:30 p.m. SuccessLab Learning Centers is hosting the meetings and providing refreshments. SuccessLab is located at 20660 Ashburn Road in Old Town Ashburn near the fire station.\par

The purpose of the support group is to provide a place where parents can come to be heard, be understood and help each other with their struggles and also l