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Curves of Sterling, 21475 Ridgetop Circle, No. 130, Sterling, will be participating in the Curves Food Drive to benefit the local food banks. Drop off nonperishable food items at Curves, Monday-Saturday during business hours through the month of March.
Celtic Rhythm School of Dance will be performing in the Food Court at the Leesburg Corner Premium Outlets, 241 Fort Evans Road, N.E., Leesburg, Saturday, March 10, at 4 p.m., 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. Visit www.premiumoutlets.com/leesburg.
Jazzercise, a dance-fitness program, will present a health fair Saturday, March 10, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., at the Jazzercise Fitness Center located in the Sterling Park Shopping Mall, 412 S. Sterling Blvd., Sterling. The event is free and open to the public. Contact Mouser at 703-450-8080.
St. Patrick’s Day Celebration, Saturday March 17, from 1-4 p.m., at Leesburg Corner Premium Outlets, 241 Fort Evans Road, N.E., Leesburg. Includes complimentary refreshments at Reed and Barton and Waterford Wedgwood including gourmet tea, “Leprechaun” punch, homemade Irish Soda Bread and other sweets; register at each store to win a piece of Irish China from Reed and Barton or China from Waterford Wedgwood. Visit www.premiumoutlets.com/leesburg.
The Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy (LWC) has a March 31 deadline for nominations to be submitted for its first Green Business Awards program. Judging will be conducted in April by an awards committee consisting of volunteers from LWC membership. Awards will be handed out in May at LWC's annual meeting. The purpose of the awards is to recognize businesses that have demonstrated outstanding leadership in habitat protection in Loudoun County on an annual basis.
For details visit www.loudounwildlife.org/Green_Business_Awards.htm or call Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy at 540-882-9638.
Lansdowne Resort has launched a Sunday brunch, 11:15 a.m.-2 p.m. Price is $50 adults; $25 children 5-12, under 5 are free. Call 703-729-8400 for reservations.
The Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) announced that its GAP Fund invested $70,000 in South49 Solutions LLC, a provider of business technology services based in Sterling. The investment will facilitate expansion of the company’s product offerings and Web-based software platform.
Local doctor Vishal Verma, D.C., was recently published in Chiropractic Products magazine for his use of the latest technology in chiropractic medicine. Chiropractic Products is one of the top three magazines in the profession.
IHOP, Starbucks Coffee and Potbelly Sandwich Works recently opened in the Ashburn Crossfields Restaurant Park, an 8-acre project developed by Keane Enterprises of Ashburn. the park is part of the larger Ashburn Crossroads development, located at the intersection of Ashburn Village Boulevard and Farmwell Road. Fuddruckers and Bertucci's are scheduled to open later in the year.
Dr. Phillip Chang, board certified plastic surgeon, and the staff of Radiance Salon & Medi-Spa announce the grand opening of their second location at the new Lansdowne Town Center in Leesburg, March 1. Official grand opening ceremonies will take place Saturday, April 14.