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.
After-school book break children's book club, 21030 Whitfield Place, Potomac Falls, Wednesdays, September and October, at 4 p.m. Read books by the author of the month and do fun activities. September: Stink series by Megan McDonald and October: Fudge series by Judy Blume. Recommended for ages 6-8.
Adult book club, Cascades Library, 21030 Whitfield Place, Potomac Falls, Monday, 7 p.m. Oct. 6, "Nothing But the Truth" by Avi. Call 703-444-3228.
The CountrySide Women's Club will celebrate its 20th anniversary at the annual fall luncheon at River Creek Country Club, 43800 Olympic Blvd., Leesburg, for members and guests on Friday, Oct. 10, 11:30 a.m. The club is open to all women in CountrySide and surrounding neighborhoods A raffle will be held with proceeds going to charity. Cost: $30 per person. Deadline for reservations and payment is Oct. 6. Call Anita at 703-727-7744.
Adult book club, Sterling Library, 120 Enterprise St., Thursday, 10 a.m., Oct. 9, "Nothing But the Truth" by Avi. Call 703-430-9500.
Tween book club for ages 8-11 meets Tuesday, Oct. 14, 4 p.m., at Cascades Library, 21030 Whitfield Place, Potomac Falls. The selection is spooky stories. Call 703-444-3228.
Non-fiction book club for ages 6-8 meets Monday, Oct. 20, 4 p.m., at Cascades Library, 21030 Whitfield Place, Potomac Falls. The selection is "Dino-Dinners," by Mick Manning. Call 703-444-3228.
Origami book club for ages 8 and up meets Thursday, Oct. 23, 4 p.m., at Cascades Library, 21030 Whitfield Place, Potomac Falls. The selection is "Charlotte's Web," by E.B. White. Call 703-444-3228.
Adventures in Reading, book club for 8- to 12-year-olds, Monday, 4 p.m., Oct. 27, Sterling Library, 120 Enterprise St., Sterling. September theme: lose the back to school blues; October theme: spooky stories. Registration begins two weeks before the program. Sign up online at http://library.loudoun.gov or phone 703-430-9500.
Sterling Ruritan Club is seeking vendors for its holiday bazaar, Saturday, Nov. 8, at 183 Ruritan Road, Sterling. Contact Anne Dyer 703-450-5674.
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. Cascades Library, 21030 Whitfield Place, Potomac Falls, every Tuesday in September and October, at 7 p.m. Sterling Library, 120 Enterprise St., every Wednesday in September and October, at 7 p.m., except Oct. 15.
Countryside Quilters meet the first and third Tuesday of each month, 7:30 p.m., at the Community Lutheran Church, 21014 Whitfield Place, Sterling. Guild activities include book and fabric exchanges, workshops, speakers, field trips and community service projects. Call Leanne, 703-304-6721.
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.
The Sterling Silvers at the Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace, 21060 Whitfield Place, meet Tuesdays at 11:30 a.m. Call 703-430-2397.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace, 21060 Whitfield Place, Sterling, has a walking club, which meets Thursday mornings, at 10:30 a.m. Walks take place outside, so wear loose comfortable clothing and sneakers. In case of inclement weather, walkers will be transported to the Dulles Town Center to walk around the "track."
Help Save Loudoun meets at 7 p.m., the last Wednesday of each month at the Cascades Library, 21060 Whitfield Place, Sterling. Visit www.helpsaveloudoun.com.