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.
The Loudoun Literacy Council offers six English classes in five locations around Loudoun County for speakers of other languages. Classes meet two hours weekly for 10 weeks. Call 703-777-2205 to register or visit the online course schedule at http://www.loudounliteracy.org/new_classevents.html.
Locations and schedule include in Ashburn, Feb. 11-April 16, Crossroads United Methodist Church, 43454 Crossroads Drive, Ashburn, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 7-9 p.m.
Learn how to restructure your time and be more productive at the time management class Wednesday, Feb. 4, 7 p.m., at the Rust Library, 34D Catoctin Circle, Leesburg. Recommended for adults. Visit library.loudoun.gov.
A three-session workshop on financial recovery will run Saturdays Feb. 7, 28 and March 14, 9:30-11:30 a.m., at Capital Hospice, 209 Gibson St. N.W., Leesburg. Free. Reservations required; call 703-669-5208.
Ashburn Pediatric Dental Center will show your 2-8 year old how to brush and care for his/her teeth Monday, Feb. 9, 4 p.m., at Cascades Library, 21030 Whitfield Place, Potomac Falls. A parent or caregiver should accompany child. Register at library.loudoun.gov or 703-444-3228.
Computer applications II class, includes word processing, at the Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace, 21060 Whitfield Place, Sterling. Part I Wednesday, Feb. 11, 10:30 a.m.-noon; Part II Friday, Feb. 13, 10:30 a.m.-noon. Cost: $21 for members, $23 for nonmembers. Call 703-430-2397 to register.
Ceramics class at the Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace, 21060 Whitfield Place, Sterling, Wednesday, Feb. 11, 10:30 a.m.-noon. Cost: $21 for members, $22 for nonmembers, fee includes small ceramic piece. Call 703-430-2397.
Children ages 6-11 can explore the world of yoga through stories Thursday, Feb. 12, 4 p.m., at the Cascades Library, 21030 Whitfield Place, Potomac Falls. Register at http://library.loudoun.gov or 703-444-3228.
Volunteer Loudoun will present a volunteer management training series designed for volunteer managers of community organizations. The six-week series will begin Wednesday, Feb. 18 and will continue for five consecutive Wednesdays. Each of the six courses, lasting from 3-7 p.m., will be held at the Loudoun County Department of Parks, Recreation & Community
Services, 215 Depot Court, first floor, Leesburg. Cost: $25 per class; $100 for all six. Visit www.loudoun.gov/volunteer or call 703-737-8424 for an application.
Wallet Watcher, a local financial support group, will meet Feb. 18, 7:30 p.m., at the Daily Grind Coffee House, 42020 Village Center Plaza, Stone Ridge. The topic is "Are you and your family ready to navigate todayâ€™s financial challenges?" The group meets the first and third Wednesdays of each month. Free coffee. Call Pam at 703-542-5151 to RSVP.
The George Washington University Virginia Campus Library, 44983 Knoll Square, Ashburn, is hosting two free grant workshops on "Proposal Writing for Grants & Proposal Budgeting for Grants" Thursday, Feb. 19. The first workshop, "Proposal Writing for Grants," runs 10-11:30 a.m. and the second, "Proposal Budgeting for Grants" runs 1-2:30 p.m. Preregistration is required; contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-726-8230.
Spanish class, at the Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace, 21060 Whitfield Place, Sterling, Thursdays, March 19-May 21, 10 a.m.-noon. Cost: $15 for members, $25 for nonmembers. Call Erik Onate 703-430-2397 to register.