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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
The Douglass Community Center, 405 East Market St., Leesburg, has openings in the child-care program for children ages 3-5. Program hours are 7 a.m.-6:15 p.m., Monday-Friday. Call 703-771-5910.
Riverside Presbyterian Church middle-schooler’s are heading to Ligonier Camp, from Aug. 3-7. Includes high/low ropes, caving, zip line, white water rafting, water park, Christian speakers and more. Cost: $285. Visit www.ligoniercamp.org. To register, visit www.riversidechurch.com or call Daniel or Linda, 703-444-3528.
Our Savior’s Way Lutheran Church will be holding a "PowerLab" vacation Bible school, from 5:30-8:30 p.m., Aug. 3-7, at Our Savior’s Way Lutheran Church, 43115 Waxpool Road, Ashburn. Each day there will be a family dinner at 5:30 p.m. with the program beginning at 6 p.m. Parents are encouraged to eat with the children every day and participate in the opening and closing parts of the program. Cost: $10 per child with a maximum of $20 per person. Register online at http://www.oswlc.org.
Dance Camp. Children ages 11 and up can learn the foundations of dance and build technique at this workshop, held at the Creative Dance Center, 20604 Gordon Park Square, Ashburn. The camp runs, from Aug. 4-8, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., and costs $150 per child. Ballet or jazz shoes required. To register, contact the Douglass Community Center at 703-771-5913 or e-mail email@example.com.
Children can acquire new art skills at the Abrakadoodle minidoodlers camp. Located at the Douglass Community Center, 405 East Market St., Leesburg, the camp is for children ages 20 months-3 years and the remaining session is Aug. 5-7, from 1:30-2:15 p.m. Cost: $60 per session. To register, contact the Douglass Community Center at 703-771-5913 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Congregation Sha'are Shalom is accepting registration for Jewish education preschool at the Rosie Uran Jewish Education Center. Classes are available for children as young as 18 months attending with an adult caregiver. Information is available at http://www.sha-areshalom.org/edu_rujec.php or call Sheri Brown 703-737-0686.
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.