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Classes & Workshops, Feb. 27-March 4

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 loudoun@connectionnewspapers.com. 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.

The Loudoun County Gang Response Intervention Team and the Leesburg Police Department are teaming up to host a training aimed at parents regarding Internet safety for their children. The class will be held Thursday, Feb. 28, at the Leesburg Police Department beginning at 5 p.m. with dinner provided. Contact Ed Ryan at 703-777-0241.

Adult Computer Classes at Claude Moore Community Center, 46111 Loudoun Park Lane, Sterling. Classes are limited to 7 students/7 computers/2 instructors. These adult computer classes are geared toward the novice. Classes are on Mondays 7-8:30 p.m. Microsoft Excel is $59 and will be held March 3-10. Microsoft PowerPoint is $59 and will be held March 24-31. Preregistration is required for all classes. A $10 materials fee is paid to the instructor at the first class. Call 571-258-3500.

Join Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Road, Ashburn, a music and literacy program designed for newborn to age 4 with parent/caregiver. Sign up for a six-week session, where you will sing, chant, play instruments and move creatively while exploring the sounds, rhythms and patterns that make up

our language. The program runs Mondays from March 4–April 7 or Wednesdays, from March 5-April 9. Sign up at www.lcpl.lib.va.us or phone 703-737-8105.

HGTV Home Organization, Tuesday, March 4, 12-3 p.m., Village Green, 43168 Alex St., Leesburg. Monica Ricci will present the newest home organization techniques at a SmartDesign home workshop sponsored by Beazer Homes. This free event includes lunch.

Balancing Energy for Anxiety Relief will be at Cascades Library, 21030 Whitfield Place, Cascades, March 8, at 2 p.m. Learn how to reduce or even completely resolve anxiety quickly and effectively, through one of the simplest and yet most effective methods to balance your energy systems. Recommended for adults. Call 703-444-3228.

Every Child Ready to Read at the Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Road, Ashburn, Monday, March 10, 7 p.m. Learn six skills that can help ensure that your child is ready to learn to read when he/she starts school. Recommended for parents/caregivers of 2- and 3-year-olds. Advance registration is required, sign up online

at www.lcpl.lib.va.us or phone 703-737-8105.

The Virginia Housing Development Authority (VHDA) will be holding homeownership education classes cover topics including credit issues, personal finances, home inspections and the role of lenders and real estate agents. To become eligible for VHDA loans, borrowers must complete VHDA’s homeownership class. The class will be March 10 and 12, from 5:30-8:30 p.m., at the Cascades Library, 21030 Whitfield Place, Sterling. Contact Chris Vogel at 703-777-0353.

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.

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.