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 email@example.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.
Introduction to geocaching class, Saturday, Nov. 10, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Falcon Ridge Farm, 22025 Evergreen Mills Road, Leesburg. This high-tech scavenger hunt class is designed for beginner to intermediate geocahers. Participants must be at least 10 years old and children 10-14 years old must be accompanied by an adult. Instructor Dave Prebeck, president of the Northern Virginia Geocaching Organization, will host. Pizza provided. Registration required and the fee is $15. Make checks payable to Lauren Shifflet and mail to 22025 Evergreen Mills Rd., Leesburg, VA, 20175 by Sat., Nov. 3.
Family Conversations with Older Drivers, Monday, Nov. 5, 7-8:30 p.m., Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Road, Ashburn. Loudoun County residents are invited to attend an informational seminar hosted by the AARP and Loudoun Volunteer Caregivers. Recognize warning signs indicating when older drivers may need to stop driving. Learn about developing transportation options for older drivers. Cost is free, but registration required. Call Amber Nightengale at 703-931-0758.
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: Nov. 8. Participants may sign up for individual sessions or for all eight. Contact Debbie D. Dillion at 703-771-5838 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Leesburg Police Department and the Loudoun County Gang Response Intervention Team (GRIT) are teaming up to host a training for parents regarding Internet safety for children. The class will be held Thursday, Nov. 8, at the Leesburg Police Department beginning at 6 p.m., with dinner provided. To RSVP, contact Ed Ryan with GRIT at 703-777-0241.
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 Excel classes are on Nov. 12 and Nov. 19; the cost is $59. 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 email@example.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.
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.