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Volunteering, Oct. 15-21

<lst>Send announcements or events, which are open to the public at no or minimal cost, to The Loudoun Connection, 7913 Westpark Drive, McLean, VA 22102 or e-mail loudoun@connectionnewspapers.com. Deadline is Friday, two weeks before the event. Photos/artwork encouraged. For more information, call 703-917-6454.

The library teen council is seeking teen volunteers age 12-18 to help create the council's first program for children. The meetings will be held Tuesday, Oct. 21 and Sunday, Oct. 26, 4:30-6 p.m., at the Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Road, Ashburn. Registration begins two weeks before the program. Sign up at library.loudoun.gov or call 703-737-8100.

The Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Road, is looking for teens who love to read for its Teen Reading Buddies program Mondays, Oct. 20 and 27, at 4:30 p.m. Call 703-777-0368.

The Loudoun Museum is seeking a number of dedicated volunteers for this year's 17th annual Hauntings event. Each year, costumed guides lead visitors through downtown Leesburg's historic, and reportedly haunted, sites. This year's walking tours will be Friday, Oct. 24 and Saturday, Oct. 25, from 6-10 p.m. The museum needs volunteers in all areas of the event including ticket sales, tour guides, storytellers and museum visitor services help. Call Beth Friedmann, museum administrator, at 703-777-7427 or e-mail bfriedmann@loudounmuseum.org.

Election officers are still needed for polling places in the Potomac District for the presidential election Nov. 4. Anyone who is interested, contact Dianna Price, secretary of the Electoral Board, at 703-777-0548 or by e-mail at dprice@loudoun.gov.

The polls open at 6 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. As an officer of election you must be at the polls from 5 a.m. until the polls close, the results are called in and all equipment is packed and ready to return to the Office of the General Registrar. Election officers may choose to work from 5 a.m. till the close of polls or may work from 5 a.m.-1:30 p.m. or from noon until the close of polls and all election records are completed.

The pay is $100 for the entire day, $50 for a half-day plus $20 for the training session. The training session deals with both general knowledge and setting up and using the machines in an election. Information about the training session will be sent prior to the elections.