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.
Fitwize 4 Kids at Regal Shopping Center, 20921 Davenport Drive, Suite 128, Sterling, will be offering morning — 8 a.m.-12 p.m. — and afternoon — 1-5 p.m. — sessions Nov. 5 and 6 for student holidays in the Loudoun County. Children will spend time exploring the entire facility: completing the circuit, obstacle course, DDR, game bikes, class exercises and nutrition games. Cost: $35 for nonmembers and $28 for members. Call 703-421-3481 or visit www.fitwize4kids.com.
Dulles Town Center announces that Hollister has opened its first store in Loudoun County. Hollister is located on the lower level in the Nordstrom wing.
Lola’s Place, an infant/toddler Montessori environment is scheduled to open in January. An open house is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 15, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Lola’s Place is being developed in conjunction with The Boyd School Corporation and is locally owned and operated. Call 703-953-3490, e-mail email@example.com or visit www.lolas-place.com.
Local area vendors are invited to the 2007 Loudoun County Procurement's Buyer/Seller Information Exchange Sessions. The next session is Friday, Dec. 21, 2 p.m., in the Lovettsville Room on the first floor of the Loudoun County Government Center, 1 Harrison St., S.E., in Leesburg. The informal session is open to all vendors to discuss the county's processes, upcoming contracts and any vendor questions or concerns. To reserve a seat, call 703-771-5142 or send an e-mail to Jacqueline Miles-Veney at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Benchmark Hospitality International has appointed Mark Riddell as director of marketing for Lansdowne Resort near Leesburg.