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 email@example.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.
Winnie the Pooh Preschool is holding its 3rd annual spring festival, Saturday, May 5, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. rain or shine. Children’s performances by Rocknoceros and Mr. Don. Free admission/free parking. Game and food tickets 10 for $5. Moon bounce, face painting, silent auction, pizza toss contest and much more. Located on the school grounds at Mt. Hope Baptist Church on Belmont Ridge Road in Ashburn.
The YMCA Loudoun County is holding summer camp early-bird registrations: Tuesday, May 15; Wednesday, May 30 and Tuesday, June 12, at the YMCA office, 6 Fairfax St., S.E., Leesburg, from 5-7 p.m.
Register for camp at one of the early-bird dates and have the membership fee waived. Camp locations are Catoctin, Horizon, Hutchison Farm, Round Hill, Selden Landing elementary schools, J.R.’s Festival Lakes and Algonkian Regional Park. Themes include pirate splash, sports mania, thingamajig and all that jazz, land before time and splish splash bash. Call 703-777-9622 or visit www.ymcadc.org.
Loudoun Academy of the Arts in Leesburg will hold summer art camp for children age 5-16, June 25-Aug. 17. Line up of camps includes painting projects, clay creations, cartooning, paper mosaics, fiber, digital photography, batik, printmaking and paper mache. Call 703-777-8043 or www.loudounacademy.org.
Sterling United Methodist Church, 304 E. Church Road, will be holding Avalanche Ranch 2007 vacation Bible school, June 25-29, from 9 a.m.-noon. A special family program is planned for June 28, 7-8 p.m., also at the church. Includes Bible-learning activities for children age 3-fifth grade. Registration begins April 1. Fee: $30 per child with a family maximum of $75 and includes crafts, snacks and T-shirt. Call 703-430-6455 or visit www.sterlingumc.org.
The Extreme Journey Through Hallowed Ground summer camp will take place July 9-20, for rising seventh- and eighth-graders. Includes hands-on lessons in American heritage and leadership, and a variety of outdoor activities. Co-sponsored by the nonprofit The Journey Through Hallowed Ground Partnership. Cost: $500. To register, contact the Loudoun County Office of Middle School Education at 571-252-1090.
The Audubon Naturalist Society’s Rust Nature Sanctuary in Leesburg will offer summer nature camps for children ages 4-11 years old, July 16-Aug. 17. The camps focus on nature and are designed to foster environmental awareness and expand natural and cultural knowledge; featuring hands-on activities, hikes, games, crafts and explorations. Call 703-669-0000 or visit www.audubonnaturalist.org.
The Loudoun Museum's Loudoun heritage camp for girls at Banshee Reeks Nature Preserve, July 16-20, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. For ages 8-12. Snacks and materials provided; bring a sack lunch. Cost: $300. Reservations required, 703-777-7427 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Summer Art Camps at Douglass Community Center:
* KidzArt Summer Camp: Ages 3.5-5, designed for both experienced and novice artists. Projects include sketch book design, clay, scratch art, sand art, puzzle art, 3-D projects, drawings and more. Camp runs July 9-13, July 16-20 and July 23-27. Cost $180 plus a $25 supply fee payable to instructor at first class.
* Kidzart Elementary Camp: Ages 6-11, designed for both experienced and novice artists. Projects include sketch book design, clay, scratch art, sand art, puzzle art, 3-D projects, drawings, and much more. Camp runs July 9-13, July 16-20, July 23-27 and July 30-Aug. 8. Cost $180 plus $25 supply fee payable to instructor at first class.
* Abrakadoodle Camp-Twoosy Doodlers: Ages 20 months-3 years. Have fun and acquire new skills using paints, textures, papers, glue and modeling compounds in developmentally appropriate lessons. Camp runs June 26-28, July 17-19 and Aug. 7-9. Cost is $36 plus a $9 supply fee payable to instructor at first class.
* Abrakadoodle Camp-Doodlers: Ages 6-13. Lessons designed to ignite the imagination, foster creativity and develop new skills with paints, water colors, pastels and other materials. Camp runs June 26-28, July 17-19 and Aug. 7-9. Cost $36 plus $9 supply fee payable to instructor at first class.
To register contact the Douglass Community Center at 703-771-5913 or e-mail email@example.com.
The Loudoun Museum's Loudoun heritage camp for boys at Banshee Reeks Nature Preserve, Aug. 20-24, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. For ages 8-12. Snacks and materials provided; bring a sack lunch. Cost: $300. Reservations required, 703-777-7427 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Sterling Annex Community Center, 22084 Shaw Road, is accepting registration for the fall session of My First Preschool. Children must be 2 years old by Sept. 4. Classes are Mondays and Wednesdays, 9-10:30 a.m. or 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; and Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9-10:30 a.m. or 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Registration required, call 703-430-6673.