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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline is Friday, two weeks before the event. Photos/artwork encouraged. For more information, call 703-917-6454; for additional listings, visit www.connectionnewspapers.com.
Scrapbooking workshop, Wednesday, Aug. 13, 6:30-8:30 p.m., at Sterling Community Center, 120 Enterprise St., Sterling. Learn how to scrapbook or update some scrap booking skills. Cost: $10. Child care for ages 2-6 will be available for a nominal charge. Call 703-430-9480.
The Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace, 21060 Whitfield Place, is offering a ceramics class, Thursday, Aug. 21, from 10:30 a.m.-noon. Cost: $21 for members, $22 for nonmembers. Advance registration required, call 703-430-2397.
Kirk Martin will provide strategies for parents and teachers to create a stress-free home or classroom at a free back-to-school workshop Wednesday, Aug. 27, from 7-9 p.m., at Tolbert Elementary School, 691 Potomac Station Drive, N.E., Leesburg. E-mail email@example.com or visit www.CelebrateCALM.com.
The Claude Moore Community Center, 46111 Loudoun Park Lane, Sterling, is offering Fun at Preschool in September. The class introduces basic preschool skills each week around a central theme through stories, art, creative movement and plat. The class is for 3 1â„2-4 1â„2 year olds and will end next June. Call 571-258-3500 for dates, times and fees.
Claude Moore Community Center, 46111 Loudoun Park Lane, Sterling, 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.