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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 loudoun@connectionnewspapers.com 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.

Broad Run High School's Project Graduation committee is selling White House Christmas ornaments to support the drug- and alcohol-free party for graduating seniors of the 2006-2007 school year.

The cost is $20 each for one ornament, $18 each for five to nine ornaments, and $16 each for 10 or more ornaments. Contact Carol Peters at 703-450-2344 or carol.peters4@verizon.net.

Dominion High School is offering partnership opportunities for its annual girls' and boys' basketball tournament, the Brown's Nissan Tip-Off Classic, which kicks off the 2006-2007 season. Eight teams will participate in this four-day event held at Dominion High School in Sterling, Nov. 29-Dec. 2. For more information, contact athletic director Joe Fleming at 703-444-8038 or via e-mail JFLEMING@loudoun.k12.va.us.

Craft vendors needed for Countryside Elementary School's PTA 4th annual Winter Breakfast & Bazaar & More, Dec. 2. Vendor hours are 8:30 a.m.-noon. Interested vendors, call Jill, 703-450-0570.

The Broad Run High School Project Graduation committee is selling raffle tickets. The cost of a ticket is $5 and 400 tickets will be sold. The committee will draw one name to receive $1,000. Another winner of $1,000 will be one of the seniors who attends the Project Graduation party. Contact Carol Peters by e-mail carol.peters4@verizon.net or call 703-450-2344.

The Classroom of Discovery, a not-for-profit preschool in Sterling, is offering a new class, Adult-Tot Bridge to Discovery. Class will be available for a Wednesday section beginning the second semester. It runs 9-10:30 a.m. Visit www.classroomofdiscovery.org.

The school system has scheduled community input meetings to establish attendance boundaries for several schools. For more information about the schools potentially impacted by the changes, upcoming meetings or how to submit written comments visit www.loudoun.k12.va.us; contact the Department of Planning and Legislative Services by e-mailing lcpsplan@loudoun.k12.va.us or calling 571-252-1050.

* Forest Grove/Rolling Ridge elementary schools, Sterling: Wednesday, Feb. 7, 6:30 p.m., at Rolling Ridge Elementary, 500 E. Frederick Drive, Sterling; Thursday, Feb. 22, 6:30 p.m. at Forest Grove Elementary, 46245 Forest Grove Drive, Sterling.

* Middle school to be named, (MS-5), in the Dulles area: Tuesday, Feb. 6, 6:30 p.m., at Mercer Middle, 42149 Greenstone Drive, Aldie; Wednesday, Feb. 21, 6:30 p.m., at Freedom High, 25450 Riding Center Drive, South Riding.