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 <a href="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org">email@example.com</a>. Deadline is Friday, two weeks before the event. Photos/artwork encouraged. For more information, call 703-917-6454.
Drawing Anime with cartoonist Brian Landon, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 6-8 p.m., Ashburn Library. Landon, will discuss the importance of perspective, drawing techniques, character development and backgrounds. Recommended for ages 12-18. Registration is required. Register online at http://library.loudoun.gov or phone the branch library. Ashburn: 703-737-8100. Rust Library: 703-777-0323.
Foundations of Jewish Living, a new course taught by Rabbi Michael Ragozin, will begin Oct. 26, at Congregation Sha'are Shalom, 19357 Evergreen Mills Road, Leesburg. Meeting on Sunday mornings, 9 a.m.-11 a.m., for 20 weeks, students will learn Hebrew, chanting of the Torah and explore essential topics in Judaism. Visit www.sha-areshalom.org for syllabus, dates and registration form.
Registration is open for art classes and workshops at the
Loudoun Academy of the Arts in Leesburg, the next class session begins the week of Oct. 27. The Loudoun Academy of the Arts is a 501c3 educational Arts Center, at 222 South King St., Leesburg. For a full schedule of classes and workshops, including supply lists and fees, visit www.loudounacademy.org or call 703-777-8043.
A free workshop for parents titled "10 Keys to a Stress-Free Home and School" will be held Tuesday, Oct. 28, 7-9 p.m., at Hillside Elementary School, 43000 Ellzey Drive, Broadlands. Contact director of education Kirk Martin at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.CelebrateCALM.com.
Congregation Sha'are Shalom is sponsoring a Mothers/Parents Circle group, which will begin in late October. This free class will meet 16 times during the year. The program offers free educational events and resources for parents raising Jewish children within the context of intermarriage or a committed relationship, and focuses on Jewish rituals, ethics and the creation of a Jewish home and includes regular meetings and group Shabbat and holiday observances. Meetings will be held in Ashburn Tuesday evenings. Contact Sheri at 703-737-0686 or email@example.com.
Abrakadoodle–Twoosy Doodlers for ages 20 months-3 years, at Douglass Community Center, 405 East Market St., Leesburg. Acquire new skills using paints, textures, papers, glue and modeling compounds in developmentally appropriate lessons. Fridays, Nov. 7-Dec. 5; 9:30-10:15 a.m. No class Nov. 28. Cost: $60. Call 703-771-5913.
Abrakadoodle–Mini Doodlers for ages 3-5, at Douglass Community Center, 405 East Market St., Leesburg. Create own unique master pieces with paints, water-colors, pastels and other creative tools and materials. Fridays, Nov. 7-Dec. 5; 10:45-11:30 a.m. No class Nov. 28. Cost: $60. Call 703-771-5913.
Abrakadoodle–Doodlers, for ages 6-13, at Douglass Community Center, 405 East Market St., Leesburg. Lessons designed to ignite the imagination, foster creativity and develop new skills with paints, water colors, pastels and other materials. Fridays, Nov. 7-Dec. 5; 4-4:45 p.m. No class Nov. 28. Cost: $60. Call 703-771-5913.
Computer applications II, word processing, at the Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace, 21060 Whitfield Place, Sterling, Part I, Tuesday, Nov. 18, 10:30 a.m.-noon; Part II, Thursday, Nov. 20, 10:30 a.m.-noon. Cost: $21 for members, $23 for nonmembers. Call 703-430-2397 to register.