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Clubs & Organizations, Sept. 3-9

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:loudoun@connectionnewspapers.com">loudoun@connectionnewspapers.com</a>. Deadline is Friday, two weeks before the event. Photos/artwork encouraged. For more information, call 703-917-6454.

Loudoun County's Economic Development Commission (EDC) seeks local business leaders who can contribute their time, energy and ideas to promote business growth, strengthen the local economy and preserve Loudoun's high quality of life. The EDC has openings for terms beginning January 2009. Leaders from all sectors of the local business community are encouraged to apply.

Letters of interest and resumes are due in DED offices by 5 p.m.,

Friday, Sept. 5. Electronic submissions are preferred.

Interviews will take place in September. Send letters of interest,

along with resumes/bios, to EDC Nominating Committee, c/o Dorri Morin, Loudoun County Department of Economic Development, 1 Harrison St., S.E., Mail Stop 63, Leesburg, VA 20175 or dorri.morin@loudoun.gov or by fax 703-771-5363.

Adult book club Rust @ Catoctin Library, 34D Catoctin Circle, Leesburg, Mondays, at 7 p.m. or Tuesdays, at 1:30 p.m. Sept. 8 and 9, "Poisonwood Bible" by Barbara Kingsolver; Oct. 6 and 7, "Nothing But the Truth" by Avi. Call 703-777-0323.

Magic Tree House Book Club, Tuesday, Sept. 9 or Thursday, Sept. 11, at 4 p.m., Rust @ Catoctin Library, 34D Catoctin Circle, Leesburg. Join Jack and Annie in the Magic Tree House Mysteries. Get own passport and earn stamps towards a special Magic Tree House reading certificate. Ages 7-9. In September, discuss Dinosaurs before Dark. Register online at http://library.loudoun.gov or phone 703-777-0323.

The English Conversation Group is an informal conversation circle for non-native speakers to practice speaking English. This is not a class, but an opportunity to meet new people, share your culture and have fun. Only English will be spoken and all levels are welcome. Recommended for adults. Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Road, Tuesdays, Sept. 16 and Oct. 21; Wednesdays, Sept. 10, 24 and Oct. 1 and 8, at 7 p.m.

Moms Club of Ashburn Village, and surrounding area, an organization offering fun and support to mothers and children holds meetings on the third Tuesday of each month, which are open to prospective members. The club offers playgroups, field trips, Moms' Night Out and more. The next meeting is Sept. 16, 11 a.m.-noon. E-mail ashburnmomsclub@yahoo.com or visit http://www.geocities.com/ashburnmomsclub.

Book chat for busy parents, Tuesdays at 10 a.m., at Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Road, Ashburn. Sept. 16, "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close" by Jonathan Safran Foer; Oct. 21, "The Zookeeper's Wife" by Diane Ackerman.

AS well as an adult book club, Monday, Oct. 6, 7 p.m., "The Uncommon Reader" by Alan Bennett; Wednesday, Oct. 29, 7 p.m., "Nothing But the Truth" by Avi. Call 703-737-8100.

The Loudoun Photography Club meets on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month, September-May; November and December we meet only on the second Thursday. Meetings start at 7 p.m., with social and setup at 6:30 p.m., at the George Washington University Virginia Campus, 20101 Academic Way, Ashburn. Everyone with a desire to learn and share photography with others is welcome. There is a small yearly membership to join. The second Thursday of each month is a speaker meeting. The fourth Thursday of the month is a competition open to LPC paid members. Visit www.loudounphotoclub.com or call 703-435-8907.

Ashburn Kids book club at the Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Road, Ashburn, Thursday, Oct. 2, 7 p.m. Explore one award-winning book each month with book discussions, games and refreshments. Books will be available at the children's desk. Recommended for ages 8-11, grades third-fifth. Book selection October, "Counting on Grace" by Elizabeth Winthrop. Register online at http://library.loudoun.gov or phone 703-737-8100.

Newbery or Not? children's book club at Rust @ Catoctin Library, 34D Catoctin Circle, Leesburg, Thursday, Oct. 2, 2:30 p.m. A discussion about Newbery Medal Honor books. Call the library for the title of the month. Recommended for ages 9-11. Register online at http://library.loudoun.gov or phone 703-777-0323.

Adult book club Rust @ Catoctin Library, 34D Catoctin Circle, Leesburg, Mondays, at 7 p.m. or Tuesdays, at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 6 and 7, "Nothing But the Truth" by Avi. Call 703-777-0323.

Middle-school book group, Thursday, Oct. 9, at 7 p.m., Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Road, Ashburn. Includes a book discussion and refreshments. October: "The Black Duck" by Janet Taylor Lisle. Call 703-737-8100.

Moms Club of Ashburn Village, and surrounding area, an organization offering fun and support to mothers and children holds meetings on the third Tuesday of each month, which are open to prospective members. The club offers playgroups, field trips, Moms' Night Out and more. The next meeting is Oct. 21, 11 a.m.-noon. E-mail ashburnmomsclub@yahoo.com or visit http://www.geocities.com/ashburnmomsclub.

Moms Club of Ashburn Village, and surrounding area, an organization offering fun and support to mothers and children holds meetings on the third Tuesday of each month, which are open to prospective members. The club offers playgroups, field trips, Moms' Night Out and more. The next meeting is Nov. 18, 11 a.m.-noon. E-mail ashburnmomsclub@yahoo.com or visit http://www.geocities.com/ashburnmomsclub.

Moms Club of Ashburn Village, and surrounding area, an organization offering fun and support to mothers and children holds meetings on the third Tuesday of each month, which are open to prospective members. The club offers playgroups, field trips, Moms' Night Out and more. The next meeting is Dec. 16, 11 a.m.-noon. E-mail ashburnmomsclub@yahoo.com or visit http://www.geocities.com/ashburnmomsclub.

The Ashburn-Sterling Masonic Lodge meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 6:45 p.m. for dinner at the lodge, located at 43881 Waxpool Road, Ashburn. Visit www.AshburnLodge.org or e-mail info@AshburnLodge.org or call 703-470-2188.

Ashburn Assembly No. 11, International Order of the Rainbow for Girls meets on the first and third Wednesdays of each month at Ashburn-Sterling Masonic Lodge. Contact the mother advisor, Clarissa Jones, at 703-724-0675 or e-mail momclarissa@vaiorg.org.

The Dulles Area Kiwanis Club meets at 4 p.m. the first and third Sunday of the month at the Cascades Library in Sterling. All are welcome to attend and dessert is provided. The group holds fund-raisers to help local students and organizations. The club contributes to three high school Key Clubs Û Park View, Potomac Falls and Dominion, K-Kids Club at Hillside Elementary, March of Dimes and more. Some group activities include bingo at Monroe House Assisted Living plus much more. Contact 703-448-1917 for the next meeting date.

MADD Loudoun announces the new MADD Loudoun Victim Support Groups for families/significant others who have been impacted by a drunk-driving crash. The group is for families, significant others who lost a loved one, for injured survivors and their families. The MADD Loudoun Victim Support Group will meet on the third Wednesday of each month, 7:30 p.m., at 210 Wirt St., Leesburg.

MOMS Club of Ashburn Village Area, an organization offering support to mothers and children holds meetings on the third Monday of each month. The group also covers Ashbrook, Regency, Cameron Chase, Belmont Country Club, University Center, the Courts and Ridges and more. The club offers play groups, activities, field trips, Moms' Night Out and more. Prospective members always welcome. E-mail ashburnmomsclub@yahoo.com or visit http://www.geocities.com/ashburnmomsclub.

The Loudoun Walking and Volkssport Club invites the public to check out its self-guided year-round walks. The club offers eight walks in the county that can be done any day at just about any time. Each has a choice of distance, 5 and 10 kilometers. The club offers these walks as part of its community outreach efforts. Contact Bob Wright at

703-737-2175 or rwright2@jhu.edu.

Join the NAACP Loudoun chapter by visiting www.naacploudoun.org or visit the national site at https://www.naacp.org/contribute/join.php. Contact the group by mail at, Loudoun Branch NAACP, P. O. Box 2439, Leesburg, VA 20177 or call 703-779-2990. All are welcome and needed.

The Ashburn Ruritan Club is a 501C(3) nonprofit community-service organization focused on community service, fellowship and goodwill. The club aims to improve the Ashburn community by providing merit-based scholarships and support for under-funded educational programs. To join or attend a meeting, contact the club at 866-670-5984 or at ashburnruritan@onebox.com. The meetings are held the second Tuesday of the month in the Ashburn Library.

The South Riding Lions Club, which focuses on helping the vision and hearing impaired in Centreville, Chantilly, Herndon, South Riding, meets the first Thursday of each month at the Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church, 43987 John Mosby Highway, Chantilly. New members welcome. Call Jim Vertrees, 703-327-3538.

Crochet Club, at the Leesburg Senior Activity Center, 215 Depot Court, Leesburg. Meets Fridays, 9 a.m.-noon. Free. Call 703-737-8039.

Walking club, at the Leesburg Senior Activity Center, 215 Depot Court, Leesburg. Meets Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 10:30 a.m. Free. Call 703-737-8039.