Send announcements or events, 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.
Registration for the fall 2008 term of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) begins Aug. 20. OLLI is a nonprofit membership organization affiliated with George Mason University, providing academic courses and cultural opportunities for retirees and active older adults eastern Loudoun. Call 703-503-3384, visit www.olli.gmu.edu or e-mail email@example.com to request a catalog.
The Little Mozart Academy will hold an open house Friday, Aug. 29, from 12-4 p.m., at the Woods Recreation Center, at 44020 Louisa Drive, in Ashburn. Parents and their children are invited to stop by to learn more about the school and the upcoming fall programs. There will be demonstrations by performing students, games, refreshments and an "instrument petting zoo." Contact Gabriela Bohnett at 703-737-2288 or visit www.ymppa.org.
Sterling United Methodist Church, 304 East Church Road in Sterling, invites elementary-age children, grades first-fifth, to join its Sunday school format, the Workshop Rotation Model, or "WoRM." WoRM teaches children Bible stories and principles through participation in a rotating series of interactive learning stations. Each week children take part in a different activity employing drama, music, art, cooking, science, nature, puppetry or storytelling. The goal of the WoRM Sunday school format is to build up basic Bible knowledge through hands-on learning.
Sterling United Methodist Church kicks off its WoRM Sunday, Sept. 7, at 9:30 a.m. The church is accepting registrations, visit www.sterlingumc.org or call the church office, 703-430-6455. Registration and participation in WoRM is free.
The Claude Moore Community Center, 46111 Loudoun Park Lane, Sterling, is offering Handwriting without Tears summer camp for ages 3-6; Printing Success for ages 6-7; and Get Crackin with Cursive for ages 8 and up, Mondays-Fridays for two hours. Cost: $150 plus $10 supply fee. Call 571-258-3500 for dates and times.
Congregation Sha'are Shalom is offering preschoolers the opportunity to receive a Jewish education in a developmentally appropriate early childhood setting. The Rosie Uran Jewish Education Center is now registering students for the 2008â€“2009 school year. Information is available at the synagogue Web site: http://www.sha-areshalom.org/edu_rujec.php. Participatory visits by parents and prospective students are welcome. Call 703-737-0686 to speak with Sheri Brown, director.