Send announcements, which are open to the public at no or minimal cost, to The Loudoun Connection, 7913 Westpark Drive, McLean, VA 22102 or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline is Friday, two weeks before the event. Photos/artwork encouraged. For more information, call Jennifer Lesinski at 703-917-6454. For additional listings, visit www.connectionnewspapers.com.
The Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace is offering English as a Second Language, an eight-week course taught by the Loudoun Literacy Council, Thursdays, June 7-July 26, 10:30 a.m.-noon, 21060 Whitfield Place, Sterling. Registration is June 1, 9-11 a.m. Cost: $ 25 for members, $50 for nonmembers. Call 703-430-2397.
Baby Sign Language. Babies will learn how to use simple, easy-to-do gestures for communicating with parents and caregivers at Cascades Library, 21030 Whitfield Place, Sterling, June 8, 10:30 a.m. Recommended for babies 0-3 years. Advance registration required call 703-444-3228 or register online www.lcpl.lib.va.us.
Kids Explore the World of Yoga. Children can explore the world of yoga with Charlotte Freckman, Monday, June 11, 10:15 a.m., at Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Road. Recommended for ages 4-6. Advance registration required, begins two weeks prior to program. Call 703-737-8105 or register online at www.lcpl.lib.va.us.
The Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace is offering a ceramics, Thursday, June 14, 10:30 a.m.-noon, 21060 Whitfield Place, Sterling. Cost: $21 for members, $22 for nonmembers. Call 703-430-2397.
New sessions of self-expressions painting will begin Saturday, June 16, from 10-11 a.m., at Sterling Annex Community Center, 22084 Shaw Road, Sterling. This class will run through Aug. 11. The cost is $80 with preregistration required. Students bring 9 inch x 12 inch or larger painting tablet and newsprint tablet. All other materials are provided. Class introduces acrylics, watercolors, pastels and crayons. Call 703-430-6673.
Yvette Castro-Green, senior health educator for the Virginia Department of Health, will begin emergency preparedness seminars with "Get Ready Now: Emergency Preparedness for Seniors," Thursday, June 21, 10:45 a.m., at Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace, 21060 Whitfield Place. Free. Call 703-430-2397.
The Loudoun Museum's 12th Annual Children’s Needlework Seminar, at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, June 25-29, 9 a.m.-noon. For ages 8-17 years. Snacks and materials provided. Cost $100. Reservations required, 703-777-7427 or e-mail email@example.com. Proceeds from the seminar will go to the Loudoun Museum’s Collections Fund.
Breads and Reeds Basket workshop, Saturday, June 30, from 9:15 a.m.-1:15 p.m., at the Sterling Annex Community Center, 22084 Shaw Road, Sterling. The cost is $28 with $15 supply fee. Preregistration is required. This basket is woven on slate with round reed and beads added to the weaving and then twined. Participants must bring a bucket, towel, utility scissors, measuring tape, pencil, awl or ice pick and several spring type clothespins. The instructor is Deborah Wells. Call 703-430-6673.
The Loudoun County Office of Virginia Cooperative Extension will offer a Virginia Gardener Shortcourse. The Shortcourse is a condensed version of the training that Trainees who are new members of the Master Gardener Volunteer program receive. The Shortcourse is held in the Loudoun Cooperative Extension conference room at 30-B Catoctin Circle, SE (Wachovia Bank Building), Leesburg. The sessions are from 6-8:30 p.m. and are spread throughout the year. Dates for this year are: July 9, 23, Aug. 6, Oct. 25, and Nov. 8. Participants may sign up for individual sessions or for all eight. Contact Debbie D. Dillion at 703-771-5838 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Leesburg Senior Activity Center, 215 Depot Court, Leesburg, is offering a Sewing and Stitch-In class, Mondays, 9-11:30 a.m. Beginner level. Sewing machines provided; bring in your sewing project. Come and sew, knit, needlepoint or crochet. Free. Call 703-737-8039.
Line Dancing, at the Leesburg Senior Activity Center, 215 Depot Court, Leesburg, Wednesdays, 1-2 p.m. Learn some new line dances. Free. Call 703-737-8039.
Beginner tap dancing, at the Leesburg Senior Activity Center, 215 Depot Court, Leesburg, Wednesdays, 2-3 p.m. Learn some new line dances. Free. Call 703-737-8039.
Leesburg Senior Activity Center, 215 Depot Court, Leesburg, is offering a National Council on Aging exercise tape class, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9-10:30 a.m. Free. Call 703-737-8039.
Leesburg Senior Activity Center, 215 Depot Court, Leesburg, is offering stretch and tone classes where participants use bands and hand weights, every Thursday, 11-11:45 a.m. Free. Call 703-737-8039.
Leesburg Senior Activity Center, 215 Depot Court, Leesburg, is offering tai chi, which involves three primary subjects: health, meditation and martial arts, Mondays, 11 a.m.-noon. Free. Call 703-737-8039.