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.
Rhythm, Rhyme and Tune Time: Early Literacy through Music, at Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Road, Ashburn, May 14-June 18, 11:15 a.m. Sing, chant, play instruments and move creatively to explore the sounds, rhythms and patterns that make up our language. This six-week course is recommended for ages 0-4 years with parent/caregiver. Registration starts two weeks before the program. Register online at www.lcpl.lib.va.us or phone 703-737-8100.
The Goddard School will hold a book fair at the school, 45091 Research Place, Ashburn, during the week of May 12-16, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Contact Angie at 703-724-0601 or email@example.com.
Loudoun County 4-H Junior Camp will be June 22-26 and is open to all youth ages 9-13 in Loudoun County. Campers will experience a five-day, four-night camp full of activities and learning. Swimming, canoeing, hiking, arts and crafts, archery, volleyball, cooking and more. Cost: $185 per child. For a camp packet contact the Extension Office at 703-777-0373 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or download a packet from Web site http://loudoun4h.pbwiki.com.
The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office will hold four weeklong summer camps to keep children from joining gangs. The camp, called Road DAWG (Don’t Associate with Gangs), is part of the Gang Resistance Education and Training (G.R.E.A.T.) program and will be held June 23-27 at Sterling Middle School, July 7-11 at Seneca Ridge Middle School, July 21-25 at Stone Hill Middle School, and July 28-Aug. 1 at Round Hill Elementary School. The camps are for upcoming sixth graders. The camp is designed to provide students with the skills they need to avoid gang pressure and youth violence. Ask for an application at your local elementary school or pick-up an application at the Loudoun Sheriff’s Office Administration Building, located at 39 Catoctin Circle, S.E., Leesburg.
Dance Camp. Opportunity for children to learn or enhance skills in jazz, urban funk and rock jams through modern creative choreography at the Douglass Community Center, 405 East Market St., Leesburg. Classes run July 14-18, from 1-3 p.m., and July 21-25, from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Bring a snack and water bottle. Camp is for ages 6-12 and the cost is $70 per child. Contact the Douglass Community Center at 703-771-5913 or e-mail email@example.com.
Abrakadoodle Anime Camp. Learn the Japanese art of animation at the Douglass Community Center, 405 East Market St., Leesburg. Listen to Japanese folktales and learn Japanese games. The camp runs July 14-18, Monday through Friday, 1-4 p.m. Cost: $185 includes all materials. For children ages 8-12. Contact the Douglass Community Center at 703-771-5913 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Abrakadoodle Pirate Island Camp. Create pirate ships, sandcastles, treasure maps, sea monsters, ship flags, doubloon necklaces and more, July 28-Aug. 1. Camp fee: $185 includes all materials. For children ages 3-5. Held at the Douglass Community Center, 405 East Market St., Leesburg. 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 at the Douglass Community Center, 405 East Market St., Leesburg, Aug. 4-8, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. each day. Ballet or jazz shoes required. For ages 7-11. Fee: $150 per person. Held at the Creative Dance Center in Ashburn. To register contact the Douglass Community Center at 703-771-5913 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.