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Ashburn Classics upcoming events include in November, Don Metzger will discuss "down sizing;" Dec. 9 is the club's annual Christmas Brunch at the Holiday Inn Washington Dulles, cost $25 per person. If you wish to participate I suggest you contact us quite soon.
The next membership meeting is Saturday, Oct. 14, at the Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Road. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m. and refreshments will be available. Contact Pamela Halston, chairperson, 703-771-7041.
Virginia Reader's Choice book club for middle-schoolers at Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Road, 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 12. Join the club on the second Thursday of each month to discuss a book from the Virginia Young Reader's Choice list for middle school. The library will provide refreshments. Recommended for ages 12-18. Advance registration required, call 703-737-8100, Ext. 4.
The Countryside Women's Club will hold its 17th Annual Fall Luncheon, at River Creek Country Club, Friday, Oct. 13, at 11:30 a.m. The cost is $25. Talbots will provide a fashion show for guests and members. A raffle will be held with proceeds going to charity. Deadline for reservations and payment is Oct. 6. Call Maryanne at 703-777-6753 or Teresa at 703-444-3035.
The next monthly membership meeting of the Potomac Valley Shetland Sheepdog Club is Monday, Oct. 16, at 7:30 p.m., in the meeting room of the Dunn Loring Firehouse, 2148 Gallows Road, Dunn Loring. Free and open to the public. Guest speaker, Elizabeth (Beth) Lannon, a licensed veterinary technician, will speak to us about her experience as a volunteer working at the Lamar Dixon Animal Shelter in Louisiana following Hurricane Katrina. Refreshments. Bring your dog and meet other Sheltie owners and breeders. Visit http://www.potomacvalleyssc.com.
Sterling Library will be holding an after-school book club, Tuesdays, 4 p.m., Oct. 17. Includes books, crafts and fun. Learn about the latest must reads or bring a book to recommend to others. A different theme will be featured each month. Recommended for ages 6-10. Advance registration required at 703-430-9500.
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. This month's meeting is Oct. 17, at 10 a.m., at the Rust Library, 380 Old Waterford Road. Call 703-827-5922 or visit www.mothersfirst.org.