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 loudoun@connectionnewspapers.com. 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.

Tickets are on sale for the mega cash sweepstakes to benefit the Potomac Falls High School band program. The prize will be $5,000 cash. The drawing for the winning ticket will be held during the halftime of the Potomac Falls High School football game Nov. 9. The winner must be 18 years old or older and need not be present to win. Tickets are $20 each. Only 500 tickets will be sold. Purchase tickets by contacting the Potomac Falls High School Band Boosters via e-mail at PFHSbandboosters@gmail.com.