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.
The Loudoun County's Office of Solid Waste Management will host a Household Hazardous Waste collection event, from 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Saturday, May 31, at Northern Virginia Community College, 1000 Harry Flood Byrd Highway, Sterling. For more tips on proper paint disposal, identification of HHW or the complete 2008 HHW event schedule, visit the county Web site at www.loudoun.gov/hhw or call the Office of Solid Waste Management at 703-777-0187.
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 email@example.com or 703-777-0113. The guide also is available online at www.loudoun.gov/guide.