Send announcements, which are open to the public at no or minimal cost, 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 Matthew Razak at 703-917-6457. For additional listings, visit

The Sterling Annex Community Center, 22084 Shaw Road, is offering day camp for ages 5-10, Dec. 26-29. Cost $95, from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. and $35, from 2-6 p.m. Includes indoor and outdoor play featuring games, crafts, painting, kitchen capers and winter fun. Bring a packed lunch with drink for early session; late-afternoon snack provided with a children's movie. Preregistration required, call 703-430-6673.

Countdown to New Year’s camp for ages 6-9, Dec. 27-29, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestals Gap Road, Sterling. Includes activities indoors and out. Hike to search for animals to see what they are doing in the winter and how they get ready for the new year. Make your own 2007 calendar. Explore New Year's traditions from around the world. Different activities each day. Cost $42 per child. Extended day camp is available, from 3-5 p.m., cost $14 per child. Call 703-444-1275.