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All middle- and high-school girls are invited to Girls Take Charge, a day-long, leadership workshop. The free event is Saturday, March 8, at Dominion High School, 21326 Augusta Drive, Sterling, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Girls will rotate through a series of team building stations. Women from various fields including science, education and law will share their career experiences with the girls. Interested middle- and high-school girls may register at www.loudounteens.org.
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 VHDAï¿½s 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.
Ceramics will be offered at the Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace, 21060 Whitfield Place, Thursday, March 13, 10:30 a.m.-noon. Cost: $21 for members, $22 for nonmembers. Advanced registration required, call 703-430-2397.
Spanish classes begin Friday, March 14, 10:30 a.m., at the Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace, 21060 Whitfield Place. Fee to be determined, contact Robin Halvorsen, 703-430-2397, for more information.
Children can come and learn some yoga poses and learn how to calm their minds and relax their bodies at Cascades Library, 21030 Whitfield Place, Sterling, Tuesday, March 18, 4 p.m. Recommended for ages 6-11. Advance registration required. Sign up online at www.lcpl.lib.va.us or phone 703-444-3228, Ext. 309.
The 23rd Citizenï¿½s Police Academy will begin Wednesday, March 19. The free sessions will be held one evening per week for 11 weeks and each session will be two hours. Sheriffï¿½s Office personnel will conduct the classes, providing an overview of all the aspects of law enforcement. Members may also have the option of participating in a ride along. The classes are open to Loudoun County residents over the age of 18. To enroll, contact Ginger Wines or Bonnie Burke at the Loudoun County Sheriffï¿½s Office at 703-777-0407.
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 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.
AARP driving safety class, Wednesday, May 28 and Friday, May 30, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., at the Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace, 21060 Whitfield Place. Both days required to obtain a certificate. Cost: $10 for members, $12 for nonmembers. To register, call 703-430-2397.
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.