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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.

The Allstate Foundation will be presenting a series of Safe Teen Driving programs at county schools. All presentations begin at 7 p.m. Parents and teens are encouraged to attend. Includes a presentation from the Sheriff's Office on new and existing driving laws, insurance education and a question-and-answer period.

Presentations are slated for Freedom High School, March 8; Park View High, March 12; Broad Run High School, March 19 and Stone Bridge High School, April 12.

Dominion High School's Band and Choral departments will be in their high-school district neighborhoods Saturday, March 10, seeking donations to help fund their upcoming festivals, trips and other program needs.

Donations are tax deductible and receipts will be available.

A Night at the Ridge, a fund-raiser for Eagle Ridge Middle School academic programs takes place, Saturday, March 10, from 5:30-9:30 p.m. Includes a dinner with two seatings, 5:45-6:45 p.m. and 7-8 p.m., from the Original Steakhouse and Sports Theatre, silent auction, bucket raffle.

Activities, including music performances by students, dodgeball tournament, dessert/coffee café, children's games and face painting, cake walk, game room, scholastic book fair, science magic and student/staff talent show.

Admission: for dinner and activities, $20 adults, $15 students, seniors and children 4 and older, children under 4 free; general admission, excludes dinner, $10 adults, $5 for students, seniors and children 4 and older, children under 4 are free; talent show/dodgeball admission will include only entry to observe the talent show or dodgeball tournament for $3, one ticket is entry for one show. Tickets available online or at the school's main office.

A group of Belmont Ridge Middle School students completed the Gang Resistance Education and Training (G.R.E.A.T) program and chose to help female victims of domestic violence as part of their community project.

The students collected gently used clothing and new toiletries such as toothbrushes and shampoo for LAWS to provide to victims who are staying at the shelter.

The Stone Bridge High School Student Activities Department is sponsoring the Loudoun Rewards Card, good for discounts at local businesses. Cost $20 at local businesses, and the card is good for one year, at many county businesses. Student activities will keep 50 percent of the profits of each card sold. Visit the Stone Bridge Web site at www.loudoun.k12.va.us/sbhs. Contact Peggy Fowler at 571-252-2200 or at pfowler@loudoun.k12.va.us.

The Broad Run High School Project Graduation Committee is selling raffle tickets. The cost of a ticket is $5, with a limit of 400 tickets available. One winner will receive $1,000. A second winner of $1,000 will be one of the seniors who attends Project Graduation party. Contact Carol Peters by e-mail carol.peters4@verizon.net or by telephone at 703-450-2344.

In recognition of student volunteerism, the Loudoun Volunteer Services (LVS) board has established scholarships for graduating seniors from each Loudoun County public and private high school and from the home-school community.

The scholarships recognize individuals who have made significant contributions to the Loudoun County community through their volunteer efforts. Students should submit their scholarship applications to Loudoun Volunteer Services, MSC 03, 1 Harrison St., S.E., Leesburg, by the close of business May 1. Applications are available at each school, by visiting www.loudoun.gov/pio/student.htm or by calling 703-777-0113.

Golfers and sponsors are encouraged to Tee off for the Titans at the second annual Dominion Classic, to be held Wednesday, May 16, at Lowes Island Country Club.

All proceeds from the tournament, held in conjunction with ATLAS (Association of Titan Leaders Assisting Students), will go toward funding student activities at Dominion High School.

Entry fee is $250 per person and participants will receive access to range and practice facilities, tournament gift bags, a continental breakfast, lunch on the course and an invitation to the post-tournament awards reception. Contact Eric Holmberg at 703-749-1014 or eholmberg@wthf.com.