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.
AARP driving safety class, May 23 and 25, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace, 21060 Whitfield Place, Sterling. Must attend both days to receive certificate. $10 for members, $12 for nonmembers. Call 703-430-2397.
Common Ground Etiquette will be presenting free etiquette classes May 24, from 7-8 p.m. and June 2, from 3-4 p.m., at the new Claude Moore Recreation Center in Sterling. Age groups: 7-10, 11-14 and 15-18; parents welcome. RSVP at 703-467-7544 or e-mail email@example.com.
The Loudoun Academy of Arts is offering "Nuts and Bolts of a Critique" with Lisa Semerad, May 26, from 1-5 p.m. Participants will learn how to conduct a thorough critique of artwork using ten elements of evaluation. Cost $50. Register by visiting www.loudounacademy or calling 703-777-8043.
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Proceeds from the seminar will go to the Loudoun Museum’s Collections Fund.
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 email@example.com.
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.