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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 www.connectionnewspapers.com.
Explore the world with yoga, ages 4-6, is a yoga class for children. Class meets every Wednesday, through Nov. 15, from 4:15-5:05 p.m., at the Douglass Community Center. Cost is $55 per child. To register, contact the Douglass Community Center at 703-771-5913 or e-mail at email@example.com.
Children's buddy yoga, for age 3, is a yoga class for children with adult buddy. Learn basic yoga poses enhancing flexibility, balance, coordination and self-esteem. Class meets every Wednesday, through Nov. 15, from 3:30-4 p.m., at the Douglass Community Center, 407 East Market St. Leesburg. Cost is $30 per child. To register, contact the Douglass Community Center at 703-771-5913 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Loudoun County Office of Emergency Management and the National Weather Service will hold a weather spotter training class Wednesday, Nov. 15, from 7-10 p.m.
The class is free and will be held in Auditorium No. 2 of the Loudoun County Fire, Rescue & Emergency Management Training Center, 16600 Courage Court in Leesburg.
Attendees will gain first-hand knowledge about the weather phenomena in our area and how to recognize certain conditions that contribute to the development of severe weather.
To register, contact the Loudoun County Office of Emergency Management by calling 703-737-8331 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
Kidzart Elementary for grades first-fifth. Fine arts program that builds self-confidence and develops creative thinking and problem solving skills in a noncompetitive environment. Wednesdays, through Nov. 15, 5:30-6:30 p.m., $60. Douglass Community Center, 407 East Market St., Leesburg. To register, contact the Douglass Community Center at 703-771-5913 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Sterling Annex Community Center, 22084 Shaw Road, is offering holiday-oriented classes. Nov. 16, from 4-5 p.m., make ornaments and cards, cost $10. Nov. 28, from 4-6 p.m., make soaps, ornaments, tags and gift bags, cost $14, plus $4 supply fee. Nov. 30, from 4-5 p.m., make beaded ornaments, cost $10. Dec. 5, from 4-5 p.m., make a mini gingerbread house, cost $7, plus $3 supply fee. Preregistration required for all programs, call 703-4300-6673.
Preschool Sports Academy at the Douglass Community Center, 407 E. Market St., Leesburg, for ages 3-5. Introduces children to the fundamentals and fun of sports. Classes are four sessions and meet at the Douglass Community Center gymnasium. All skill levels are welcomed. Thursdays, through Nov. 16, ages 4-5, soccer, 4-5 p.m., $32. To register, contact the Douglass Community Center at 703-771-5913 or e-mail email@example.com.
The Master Gardener Volunteer training program is offered through the Extension Office to train volunteers to assist the urban horticulturist in providing service and educational programs for Loudoun residents. The training program in basic horticulture will begin Feb. 1. Once the classroom portion of the training is complete, Master Gardener trainees become interns and continue learning by contributing 75 hours of hands-on volunteer internship by the end of the calendar year in order to become a certified Master Gardener.
Application packets are mailed to interested persons or an application form can be downloaded from the Loudoun County Master Gardener Web site at www.loudouncountymastergardeners.org. Contact the Loudoun County Extension Office at 703-777-0373. Deadline for applications is Nov. 17. Applicants are asked to attend an orientation session/open house Nov. 29, at 7 p.m. and interviews will be held the first two full weeks in December.
The Loudoun Academy of the Arts offer mural painting and printmaking workshops in November.
The mural painting workshop, Saturday, Nov. 18, from 10-5 p.m. Participants will concentrate on conceptualizing and designing a mural using methods such as stenciling, free-hand painting, tracing, color mixing and creating trompe-l’oeil. Cost of the workshop is $70.
The Loudoun Academy of the Arts is a 501c3 educational organization that offers fine art instruction, gallery exhibition space and studio art facilities located at 222 South King St., Leesburg. Visit www.loudounacademy.org or 703-777-8043.
How to Write the SAT Essay, Tuesday, Nov. 21, Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Road, 7 p.m. Robert Otten, professor of English, Marymount University and SAT essay grader, will discuss how write a successful SAT essay. Recommended for teens ages 15 and up. Advance registration is required by Monday, Nov. 20, call the Ashburn Library at 703-737-8100.
Ceramics class, Thursday, Nov. 30, from 10:30 a.m.-noon, Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace, 21060 Whitfield Place. $21 for members, $22 for nonmembers. Call 703-430-2397.
Adult computer classes will be held Thursdays, 7-8:30 p.m., at the Sterling Annex Community Center, 22084 Shaw Road. Classes are geared for novice students. Preregistration is required, call 703-430-6673. Microsoft PowerPoint, Nov. 30-Dec. 7, $59 plus $10 for supplies.
Wat Yarnna Rangsee in Sterling will be offering free meditation classes every Sunday. Inquire and register at the temple at 21950 Shaw Road, Sterling, 703-406-8290/2509.
Dance 'N Play is a total body fitness class for mom with toddler, with body toning, cardio bursts and dancing to popular children's music. Classes are on-going and meet every Thursday, from 9:30-10:15 a.m., at the Douglass Community Center gymnasium, 407 East Market St., Leesburg. Cost of the class is $40 for four sessions. Contact the Douglass Community Center, 703-771-5913.
Mommy and Me classes for ages 3 months to 2 years are now forming at Congregation Sha’are Shalom. Trial classes are available. Class information is available at www.jccnv.org. Contact Laurie Albert, JCCNV community engagement director at 703-537-3064 or LaurieA@jccnv.org.
The Douglass Community Center Child Care Program is accepting registration for new children. The program operates daily, from 7 a.m.-6:15 p.m., and serves children age 3 through prekindergarten, must be potty trained. Fees are $155 per week. Contact 703-771-5610 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dance 'N Play is a fitness class for mom with toddler, with body toning, cardio bursts and dancing to popular children's music. Classes are ongoing and meet every Thursday, from 9:30-10:15 a.m., at the Douglass Community Center, 407 E. Market St., Leesburg. Cost of the class is $40 for four sessions. Contact the Douglass Community Center at 703-771-5913 or at email@example.com.
On every first and third Tuesday of the month at 9 a.m., Sterling Library, 120 Enterprise St., offers ESL basic computer skills needed for Internet, e-mail and word processing. Recommended for adult speakers of English as a second language. Limit 10 students per session. Register by calling 703-430-9500 V/TYY.