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Classes & Workshops, July 30-Aug. 5

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 loudoun@connectionnewspapers.com. 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.

Children ages 3-5 can celebrate summer with arts, crafts and group play at the summer explorers precamp. Classes meet for one week, Wednesday-Friday, 11 a.m.-12 p.m., July 30-Aug. 1. Cost: $25. Advance registration required, call 703-771-5913 or e-mail dcc@loudoun.gov.

Jazz dance workshop with Kellie Goosens, Thursday, July 31, 6-7:30 p.m., at Depot Court, Leesburg. Cost: $10. Contact: benjamin.shoenberger@loudoun.gov or call 540-338-7973. Workshop being offered by VSAarts of Loudoun County.

Dance Tech Workshop. Dance-intensive work on ballet, jazz and lyrical technique with turns and leaps. Ballet or jazz shoes required. For ages 7-11. Fee: $150 per person. Held at the Creative Dance Center in Ashburn, Aug. 4-8, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. To register, contact the Douglass Community Center at 703-771-5913 or e-mail dcc@loudoun.gov.

Jazz dance workshop with Kellie Goosens, Thursday, Aug. 7, 6-7:30 p.m., at Depot Court, Leesburg. Cost: $10. Contact: benjamin.shoenberger@loudoun.gov or call 540-338-7973. Workshop being offered by VSAarts of Loudoun County.

The Loudoun Sheriff’s Office will hold its 29th women’s self-defense workshop Tuesday, Aug. 12. The class is open to all female residents of Loudoun County over the age of 14. The session will be held, from 7-10 p.m., at the Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Academy, 45299 Research Place, Ashburn. Registration required, contact Audra Vogel at 571-258-3049.

Scrapbooking workshop, Wednesday, Aug. 13, 6:30-8:30 p.m., at Sterling Community Center, 120 Enterprise St., Sterling. Learn how to scrapbook or update some scrap booking skills. Cost: $10. Child care for ages 2-6 will be available for a nominal charge. Call 703-430-9480.

The Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace, 21060 Whitfield Place, is offering a ceramics class, Thursday, Aug. 21, from 10:30 a.m.-noon. Cost: $21 for members, $22 for nonmembers. Advance registration required, call 703-430-2397.

Claude Moore Recreation Center is offering Fit Kids classes for ages 2-5 years old. New session includes tumbling classes, fit kids fitness and a special class for 2-3 year olds: Balls, Balls, Balls. Call 571-258-3600 for times.

The Claude Moore Community Center, 46111 Loudoun Park Lane, Sterling, is offering music together, Tuesdays and Fridays, from 9:30-10:15 a.m. and 10:30-11:15 a.m. The class offers developmentally appropriate early childhood curriculum for parents, children and primary-care givers. Call 571-258-3500.

The Claude Moore Community Center, 46111 Loudoun Park Lane, is offering My First Preschool, Mondays and Wednesdays, from 9-10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; and Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 9-10:30 a.m. Class for children who will be 2 years old by Sept, 1, 2008. Call 571-258-3500.

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.