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Clubs and Organizations

American Legion Post 150. Sterling's Commander is Ann Kuo at 703-444-9255. The Sterling American Legion Post meets the first Wednesday of every month at the Ruritan Clubhouse located on Ruritan Road in Sterling. All veterans of past periods of hostilities are welcome to attend these meetings and participate in the post activities. Meetings begin in September.

Boy Scouts of America Goose Creek District. Provides a program for boys and girls ages 7-17 that is aimed to assist them in making good decisions through their learning in a variety of areas. Call Scout executive Daniel Anderson, 301-214-9162, Ext. 122. Visit www.goosecreekdistrict.org.

CountrySide Women's Club. An active group that holds most activities during the daytime. Ongoing special interest groups include: book club, bridge, day trippers, lunch bunch, stitchery, evening socials, casual gourmet, walking and more. A monthly newsletter is published with club information and events. Next meeting is September 12. Call president Allyson Burns at 703-404-1083

Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). Ketoctin Chapter of the DAR. New membership welcome. Ketoctin Chapter of the DAR serves Loudoun County, meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 12:30 p.m., except July and August. Members can trace lineage to a Revolutionary War soldier or patriot. The objective of the group is to promote patriotism, education and historic preservation. For information contact Pat Miller at 703-443-9971.

Eastern Loudoun Civil War Roundtable. Group meets at the Sterling United Methodist Church the third Tuesday of every month, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Nonmembers are welcome. Call Steve Meserve at 703-404-0542.

Elks. Nonprofit organization that serves the community. Meetings take place the first and third Wednesdays of the month at 7 p.m., except for July and August, then only on the third Wednesday of the month. The meetings take place at 44827 Old Ox Road, Sterling. Call 703-787-6820.

4-H Clubs. Youth development program that provides educational programs that teach life skills using different methods such as monthly clubs, school enrichment classes and a variety of other types of clubs and camps for children ages 5 to 18. Visit www.ext.vt.edu. Call 703-777-0373.

Girls Scouts of America. An all-girl organization, which focuses on building self-esteem as well as educating youth in a variety of fields including the outdoors, as well as participating in service projects. Loudoun field directors: Patricia Spetz and Kathy Deffer. Call 703-777-5644. Visit www.gscnc.org or www.girlscouts.org.

Knights of Columbus. Sterling, open to all "practical" Catholic men, 16-years-old or older. Practical means living up to God's commandments and the precepts of the Catholic Church. Call 703-430-6789 or visit www.goodsams.org.

La Leche League of Ashburn. Regular meetings on the first Friday of the month, at 10:15 a.m., at the Ashburn Library. The group supports mothers who breast feed and provides information to women considering nursing their babies. Call Daniele at 703-753-3214, Carrie at 703-669-5560 or Jenn at 703-860-0802.

La Leche League of Sterling. Regular meetings on the third Friday of the month at 10:15 a.m. The group supports mothers who breast feed and provides information to women considering nursing their babies. Call Christine at 703-404-0121 or Meg at 703-467-8341.

Loudoun/Fairfax Mothers of Multiples Club. Through meetings and social activities, the LFMOMC helps parents of multiples better understand the challenges of raising their multiples through all the stages of their growth and development. General meetings are the fourth Tuesday of every month. New and expectant moms meet the first Tuesday and Thursday of every month. Moms of toddlers meet every Wednesday. E-mail info@lfmomc.com or call 703-288-6442.

Loudoun Group for the Widowed. Group meets at the Sterling United Methodist Church on the first Monday of each month. Call Georgia Bagne at 703-777-8766 for more information.

Ashburn-Sterling Masonic Lodge 288. Located at P43881 Waxpool Road, Ashburn, VA 20146. Phone: 703-470-2188. E-mail: info@AshburnLodge.org. A nonprofit community-service group. Ashburn-Sterling No. 288 meets at the lodge the second Tuesday of the month at 6:45 p.m.

MOMS Club of Ashburn Village Area, an organization offering support to mothers and children holds meetings on the third Monday of each month. The group also covers Ashbrook, Regency, Cameron Chase, Belmont Country Club, University Center, the Courts and Ridges and more. The club offers playgroups, activities, field trips, Moms’ Night Out and more. Prospective members always welcome. E-mail ashburnmomsclub@yahoo.com or visit http://www.geocities.com/momsclubashburn.

Moose Lodge 1041. Governor: Brian Rives. Administrator: Rick Keefer. Mailing address: 43 Catoctin Circle, Leesburg, VA 20175. Phone: 703-777-8487. A nonprofit community-service group.

Parents Without Partners. Web site: www.pwp715.org. Phone: 703-406-3750. If interested in information on becoming a member, call Patricia at 703-691-4968.

Parents of Murdered Children. Shenandoah Valley Chapter, contact leader Betty Loy 540-869-1036 or 703-777-0581. Web site: www.pomc.com, under Shenandoah chapter. A support group for those who have lost loved ones, not just children. Offers picnics throughout the year and monthly meetings the second Saturday of every month at 3:30 p.m. at the Timbrook Safety Center in Winchester. The Patrol Block program helps keep prisoners who are in jail for murder from gaining parole. The MINE program, Murder is Not Entertainment, was designed to combat such things as murder mystery getaways that promote murder as entertainment. It is encouraged to read the Web site for event updates.

Ruritan Club (Ashburn). Web site: www.ashburnruritanclub.com. A club that performs community service throughout the area by doing various projects such as painting tunnels after graffiti has been marked upon them as well as presenting an outstanding student award. Meets every second Tuesday of every month at the Ashburn Library. New members are welcome, contact vice president Alan Scaggs for more information at 703-729-0830.

South Riding Lions Club, A club which focuses on helping the vision and hearing impaired in Centreville, Chantilly, Herndon, South Riding, meets the first Thursday of each month at the Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church, 43987 John Mosby Highway, Chantilly. New members welcome. Call Jim Vertrees, 703-327-3538.