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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 .
Baby Signs with Dana Carmichael, Friday, June 6, at 10:30 a.m., Cascades Library, 21030 Whitfield Place and Tuesday, 1 p.m., June 10 at Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Road. A basic baby sign class. Recommended for ages 6-24 months with parent/caregiver. Register online at www.lcpl.lib.va.us or phone the branch, Ashburn Library, 703-737-8100; Cascades Library, 703-444-3228.
The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office will be conducting a gang awareness seminar June 10, from 7-8 p.m., at the Dulles South Station, 25216 Loudoun County Parkway, Chantilly. Members of the Gang Intelligence Unit will be educating the public regarding gang activity in the county and surrounding region. To reserve a seat, contact Audra Vogel at 571-258-3049.
Childrenï¿½s Exercise. Children can learn to exercise at the Douglass Community Center, 405 East Market St., Leesburg. Hosted by the Loudoun County Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services, the program will be held Thursdays, June 19-July 10. Sessions for 3-year-olds run 3:30-4 p.m.; 4- and 5-year-olds sessions are 4:15-5 p.m. The cost ranges from $35-$45. To register, contact 703-771-5913 or email email@example.com.
The Loudoun Museum and Loudoun Sampler are hosting the 13th annual Children's Needlework Seminar. The seminar will be held at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 605 West Market St., Leesburg, from June 23-27, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Children ages 8 through high school will learn different stitches and techniques based on their level of experience. Cost: $100/child. Call the Loudoun Museum at 703-777-7427 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
A hip hop/break/jazz workshop will be held June 26-27 and July 28-Aug. 1, from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Jazz shoes are required. Bring a snack each day. Camp fee of $150 per child. For children ages 10-15. Held at the Creative Dance Center in Ashburn. To register contact the Douglass Community Center at 703-771-5913 or e-mail email@example.com.
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 HYPERLINK "mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org" email@example.com .
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.
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.