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Community, May 14-20

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 loudoun@connectionnewspapers.com. 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.

Loudoun County’s annual Youth Fest is set for Saturday, June 21, from 3-9 p.m., at Belmont Country Club. The Loudoun Youth Initiative is accepting applications for exhibitors. A limited number of spaces will be available. Exhibitors must offer services or programs for youth, ages 12-17 and be a nonprofit (501c3) agency. Interested groups, contact the Loudoun Youth Initiative at 703-737-8335 or e-mail lyi@loudoun.gov. The deadline for applications is May 16.

Loudoun County Parks, Recreation and Community Services (PRCS) is seeking requests from organized groups for long-term use of competition pool lanes at Claude Moore Recreation Center in Sterling. For an application and copy of the rental policy, call 703-737-8554. Requests should include lane requirements for July 1 through June 30. Mail completed applications to: Steve Sawyer, parks division manager, Loudoun County PRCS, 215 Depot Court, S.E., Leesburg, VA 20175. Applications can also be faxed to 703-771-5354. The deadline is Monday, May 19, at 5:30 p.m. Call 703-737-8554 or e-mail steve.sawyer@loudoun.gov.

Get Caught Reading Contest. Join in National Photography Month in May and Get Caught Reading Month. Take a pictures of family and friends reading their favorite books, bring the digital and traditional photos into the Sterling Library, 120 Enterprise St., Sterling. There will be a prize drawing at the end of the month. Recommended for all ages. Visit www.lcpl.lib.va.us.

The Loudoun County affordable dwelling unit (ADU) program is accepting applications for 22 units available for adults age 55 and over at Potomac Green, an adult retirement planned community in Ashburn. Contact the ADU program of the Department of Family Services, 703-737-8043.

The 2008 edition of the Loudoun County "Guide to Services" is now available. Produced by the Office of Public Information, the guide is a comprehensive handbook of information about services provided by the county government, as well as services provided by other governmental and nongovernmental agencies. Copies of the guide are available at Loudoun County community centers, public libraries and at the front counters of county government departments and agencies. Copies of the guide are also available by contacting the Office of Public Information at pivs@loudoun.gov or 703-777-0113. The guide also is available online at www.loudoun.gov/guide.