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.
Yoga for Kids offers a free demo class Sept. 20 at WOW! Work Out World, 21690 Red Rum & Waxpool, Ashburn. Times vary depending on age. Visit www.mockingbirdyoga.com or call 703-858-9664.
ESL Conversation at Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Road, Tuesdays, Sept. 25 and Oct. 2, 7 p.m.; Monday, Sept. 10, 7 p.m. and Tuesday, Sept. 18, 6 p.m. The library will be a gathering place for English learners to practice the language. Recommended for adults. Visit www.lcpl.lib.va.us.
Self Expressions Painting at Sterling Annex Community Center, 22084 Shaw Road, Sterling. Gain experience and skills using acrylics, watercolors, pastels and other art medium. Bring a large art pad suitable for painting with at least 30 pages and a pad of newsprint 9" x 12" or larger. All other materials, used in class, will be provided. This class is designed for children 6 to 10 years old. The cost is $80 per child with pre-registration required. Classes are on Mondays Sept. 24 – Nov. 26 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Call 703-430-6673.
Web page design and development designed for students ages 8 - 17 years old at Sterling Annex Community Center, 22084 Shaw Road, Sterling. Classes held at C3 Cyber Club, Mondays Sept. 24 – Oct. 15 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The cost is $179 per person. A lab fee of $20 is paid at the first class. Pre-registration is required. Call 703-430-6673.
Adult computer classes, geared toward the novice are being offered at Sterling Annex Community Center. 22084 Shaw Road, Sterling. Basic PC Usage will be held on Mondays, Sept. 24 - Oct. 15. Microsoft Word will run Oct. 22 – Nov. 5. Class times are 7 - 8:30 p.m. The cost is $89 with pre-registration required. A $10 materials fee will be collected at the first class. Classes are small with experienced instructors and each student will have the use of a computer. Call 703-430-6673.
Whizkids for Homeschoolers at Sterling Annex Community Center, 22084 Shaw Road, Sterling. A computer class for Homeschoolers ages 7 - 12 years old. Experienced instructors will teach MS Word, PowerPoint and Excel. Grade appropriate projects and small classes. Each student will have use of a computer. Classes are on Tuesdays Sept. 25 – Dec. 4 from 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. The cost is $149 per child. A materials fee $20 is paid to the instructors at the first class. Pre-registration is required. Call 703-430-6673.
Young at Art at Sterling Annex. Join the fun this fall with lots of hands-on fun. Classes are designed for children ages 4 and up. All classes are on Thursdays from 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Each class is $9 with all supplies included. Pre-registration is required. Enjoy Yeah! Clay on Sept. 27, It’s Halloween on Oct. 18, Ornaments and Gifts on Nov. 29 and Christmas is Coming on Dec. 6. Call 703-430-6673.
AARP driving safety class, Wednesday, Oct. 3 and Friday, Oct. 5, at the Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace, 21060 Whitfield Place, Sterling. Classes are from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. each day with both days required to receive a certificate. Cost: $10 per member, $12 per nonmember, registration required, call 703-430-2397.
Get Me Started, a new series of painting classes for adults who want to learn to paint but don’t know where to start, will be offered in October from 12:30 - 3 p.m. each Saturday. Participants need to pre-register for each class but do not need to purchase any supplies. The fee for each class is $25, which includes all materials and tools. Four separate classes include: Oil/Acrylic (Oct. 6), Watercolor (Oct. 13), Pastel, (Oct. 20) and Charcoal/Graphite/Colored Pencil (Oct. 27). The Academy is located at 222 South King Street in downtown historic Leesburg. For a full schedule of classes and workshops, including supply lists and fees, visit www.loudounacademy.org.
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: 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 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.