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Clubs & Organizations, Aug. 13-19

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 loudoun@connectionnewspapers.com. 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.

Loudoun County’s Economic Development Commission (EDC) seeks local business leaders who can contribute their time, energy and ideas to promote business growth, strengthen the local economy and preserve Loudoun’s high quality of life. The EDC has openings for terms beginning January 2009. Leaders from all sectors of the local business community are encouraged to apply.

Letters of interest and resumes are due in DED offices by 5 p.m., Friday, Sept. 5. Electronic submissions are preferred.

Interviews will take place in September. Send letters of interest, along with resumes/bios, to EDC Nominating Committee, c/o Dorri Morin, Loudoun County Department of Economic Development, 1 Harrison St., S.E., Mail Stop 63, Leesburg, VA 20175 or dorri.morin@loudoun.gov or by fax 703-771-5363.

The MOMS Cub of Sterling is holding an open house Thursday, Sept. 25, at 10:30 a.m., at the North Sterling Fire Station at 46700 Middlefield Drive, Cascades, which includes a tour. The club is a support group designed for at-home mothers including those who work out of their home or part time. No strollers. Visit www.geocities.com/sterlingmomsclub or e-mail sterlingmomsclub@yahoo.com to sign up for the club.

Countryside Quilters meet the first and third Tuesday of each month, 7:30 p.m., at the Community Lutheran Church, 21014 Whitfield Place, Sterling. Guild activities include book and fabric exchanges, workshops, speakers, field trips and community service projects. Call Leanne, 703-304-6721.

MADD Loudoun announces the new MADD Loudoun Victim Support Groups for families/significant others who have been impacted by a drunk-driving crash. The group is for families, significant others who lost a loved one, for injured survivors and their families. The MADD Loudoun Victim Support Group will meet on the third Wednesday of each month, 7:30 p.m., at 210 Wirt St., Leesburg.

The Sterling Silvers at the Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace, 21060 Whitfield Place, meet Tuesdays at 11:30 a.m. Call 703-430-2397.

The Loudoun Walking and Volkssport Club invites the public to check out its self-guided year-round walks. The club offers eight walks in the county that can be done any day at just about any time. Each has a choice of distance, 5 and 10 kilometers. The club offers these walks as part of its community outreach efforts. Contact Bob Wright at

703-737-2175 or rwright2@jhu.edu.

The Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace, 21060 Whitfield Place, Sterling, has a walking club, which meets Thursday mornings, at 10:30 a.m. Walks take place outside, so wear loose comfortable clothing and sneakers. In case of inclement weather, walkers will be transported to the Dulles Town Center to walk around the "track."

Help Save Loudoun meets at 7 p.m., the last Wednesday of each month at the Cascades Library, 21060 Whitfield Place, Sterling. Visit www.helpsaveloudoun.com.