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 <a href="mailto:email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org</a>. Deadline is Friday, two weeks before the event. Photos/artwork encouraged.
The after-school book club meets at Cascades Library, 21030 Whitfield Place, Potomac Falls, Wednesdays, except Dec. 24 and Dec. 31, at 4 p.m. For ages 6-8. November: Amber Brown series by Paula Danziger; December: various folklores by Tommie De Paola. Call 703-444-3228.
The CountrySide Women’s Club is meeting Friday, Jan. 9, 9:30 a.m., at the Parkway Pool Meeting Room, 46020 Algonkian Parkway. Teerawong Kasiolarn, ND, MSAc., LAc. of NOVA medical center will speak on naturopathic medicine for women, acupuncture and other holistic approaches. Contact Allyson at 703-404-1083.
The Kids’ Book Club will be held Wednesdays, at 4 p.m., at the Cascades Library, 21030 Whitfield Place, Potomac Falls. Children aged 6-8 can read books and engage in fun activities after school. Visit library.loudoun.gov.
Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy announces the completion of a "Birds of Loudoun County" list. The list includes more than 295 birds identified in the county through September, with more than 110 confirmed or probable breeders. From spring 2009-spring 2013, members of LWC and other volunteer birders will donate their time to the atlas with bird experts consulted for quality control. The purpose of this citizen science project is to establish a comprehensive list of birds in Loudoun County. To help, e-mail Spring Ligi at email@example.com.
The Ashburn-Sterling Masonic Lodge meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 6:45 p.m. for dinner at the lodge, located at 43881 Waxpool Road, Ashburn. Visit www.AshburnLodge.org or e-mail info@AshburnLodge.org or call 703-470-2188.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.