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Classes & Workshops

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.

Ceramics at the Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace, 21060 Whitfield Place, Sterling, Thursday, Nov. 15, 10:30 a.m.-noon. Cost: $21 for members, $22 for nonmembers. Call 703-430-2397.

Free money management workshop, Thursday, Nov. 15, 7 p.m., at the Sterling Library, 120 Enterprise St., Sterling, Beverly Samuel, family and consumer services and Guy Johnson, financial counseling coordinator, will present "Avoiding Financial Trouble." Topics covered include causes for overspending, ways to avoid holiday debt, tips on saving money and more. Cost is free. Call the Loudoun Cooperative Extension Office at 703-777-0373.

CPR for the Professional Rescuer, Thursday, Nov. 15 and Friday, Nov. 16, 6-10 p.m., Leesburg Cornerstone Chapel, 742 Miller Drive, S.E., Leesburg. Class taught in two parts. For any adult who has a duty to respond to emergencies, this course teaches the rescuer skills in CPR for adults, infants and children, the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) administering oxygen, epi-pens and asthma inhalers, as well as bloodborne pathogens training. Cost: $70. Call 703-777-7171 or visit www.loudounredcross.org.

Babysitter’s Training, Saturday, Nov. 17, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Sterling Community Center Annex, 1115 W Church Road, Sterling. This class teaches youngsters ages 11-15 skills necessary to be a safe babysitter. Topics include infant care and feeding, home and play safety, choking prevention and resuscitation and basic first aid. The children also receive training in the business aspects of being a babysitter. Cost: $50. Call 703-777-7171 or visit www.loudounredcross.org.

Round dancing class forming Monday, Nov. 19, at 7:30 p.m., at the Senior Activity Center, 215 Depot Court, S.E., Leesburg. A round dance class is forming and at least six couples are needed to begin a class. Round dancing is partner dancing, similar to ballroom, but less emphasis on "lead and follow." Contact Beaux and Belles at rdrt4kl@cox.net.

Kids Explore the World with Yoga, Monday, Nov. 19 and Monday, Dec. 10, at the Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Road, Ashburn. Children ages 4-6 are welcome to join a fun and energetic yoga class designed just for them. They will learn basic yoga poses and songs that will enhance flexibility, balance, coordination, and self-esteem. Advance registration is required, visit www.lcpl.lib.va.us or call 703-737-8100.

Babysitter’s Training, Friday, Nov. 23, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.,

Claude Moore Rec. Center, Sterling. This class teaches youngsters ages 11-15 skills necessary to be a safe babysitter. Topics include infant care and feeding, home and play safety, choking prevention and resuscitation and basic first aid. The children also receive training in the business aspects of being a babysitter. Cost: $50. Call 703-777-7171 or visit www.loudounredcross.org.

Adult Computer Classes will be offered at the Sterling Annex Community Center, 22084 Shaw Road, Sterling. All classes are held on Mondays and go from 7-8:30 p.m. Microsoft PowerPoint is held on Nov. 26 and Dec. 3. Cost is $59. Pre-registration is required for all classes. In addition, a $10 materials fee will be collected at the first class. Call Lenda Buchanan at 703-430-6673 or e-mail lbuchana@loudoun.gov.

Community First Aid, Infant and Child CPR, Adult CPR and AED, Tuesday, Nov. 27 and Wednesday, Nov. 29, 6-10:30 p.m., Leesburg Red Cross Office, 604 South King St., Leesburg. This course teaches a full array of lifesaving skills and includes basic first aid, CPR for infants, children and adults and the use of an AED (automated external defibrillator) for adults. Taught in two parts. Cost: $65. Call 703-777-7171 or visit www.loudounredcross.org.

The Sterling Annex Community Center, 22084 Shaw Road, is offering lunch bunch afternoons for children 3-5 Mondays and Thursdays, from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Includes crafts, outdoor and indoor playtime and sports. Pack lunch from home, no microwavable food or refrigeration available. Cost: $7 an hour. Register required, call 703-430-6673.

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.

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.