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Seniors. Computer Classes are offered to individuals 55 and older at the Loudoun County Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace. Register with payment at the Senior Center.

AARP 55 Alive Driving Class. Two-day class is a refresher course for seniors and may offer a premium reduction on insurance. Wednesday, May 28 and Friday, May 30, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Ceramics. Thursday, May 15, from 9:30-11:30 a.m. and again on Friday, June 13, from 1-3 p.m. Cost is $18 for members; $19 for non-members.

Belly Dancing. Every Tuesday, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. with the next class starting May 20.

Also available, yoga, jazzercise lite, tai chi, billiards and others. Call 703-430-2397 for a complete list of classes and to register.

Other classes at the Center include tai chi, gentle yoga, jazzercise lite and others. Call to register at 703-430-2397.

Food Safety Course. Virginia Cooperative Extension will present a course which includes examination and certification on May 15 and 22, from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Cost is $104 and includes text book. To register, call Beverly Samuel at 703-777-0373.

"Handwriting without Tears." The Sterling Annex Community Center, 1115 W. Church Road, Sterling, offers classes for children ages 4-6 to help them focus on the beginning techniques for handwriting in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Call for fees and to register at 703-430-6673.

Tai Chi Class. Sterling Annex Community Center, on Mondays, through June 9, at 6 p.m. Learn the beautiful way to be fit, relaxed and strong. The program is uniquely designed for the general public and taught at an educational pace. Instructor: David Chen, Ph.D. Cost is $150 for 10 sessions. Senior discounts available. E-mail class@ctaichi.com, call 571-426-4206 or visit www.ctaichi.com.

English as a Second Language. Classes are offered by Hogar Hispano of Catholic Charities at 24 sites around Northern Virginia. Cost is $35 per semester. Call 703-534-9805, Ext. 222. Se habla espaƱol.

Tiny Tots Classes for Twos. Katydid, Inc. at Ashburn Ice House. Activities, songs, crafts for 2-3 year-olds and their parents. Weekly themes. Choose Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, at 9:30 or 10:45 a.m. Call 703-481-9444 or e-mail KTdidInc@aol.com.

Homeowner Workshops. Loudoun County Housing Services provides Homeownership Educational Workshops to assist potential first time homebuyers in understanding the entire home buying process. Topics covered include budgeting, credit, working with Realtors, the mortgage process and what to expect at settlement. Persons with questions, or who are interested in registering for this workshop, can contact Chris Vogel or Stuart Shatz, Housing Services at 703-777-0389.

Counseling Programs. The following classes are offered by Northern Virginia Family Service (NVFS):

Coping in Stressful Times. The holiday season and winter season can bring on stress for some people. Learn how to develop practical skills for reducing stress, complete a personal plan and receive information about the warning signs of serious stress. Workshop for men and women. Mature teens are welcome to attend. Not a therapy group or intended as treatment for depression, anxiety or other disorders. Call Beth Spring at 703-533-2562.

Equipping Teens. Group therapy program for adolescents between the ages of 13 and 18 who chronically get in trouble due to poor impulse control. Participants discuss video clips and try out new skills. Each session includes an opportunity for advice and feedback. Call Beth Spring at 703-533-2562.

Adult Group Psychotherapy. Individuals learn how to copy with a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, sustaining relationships, family crises and other life transitions. Call Bill Gimblett at 703-533-2559.

Adult Anger Management. Adults will learn new skills in dealing with anger in an eight-week psycho-educational group. Call the Intake Line at 703-533-2563.

Dance Aerobics. No experience is necessary. A new routine is added each week. Classes are held Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, from 7:30-8:30 p.m. Cost is $55 for 12 sessions. Call Sterling Community Center at 703-430-9480 for more information and to register.

The Growing Stage Theatre Company. Classes and workshops for all ages. For children, there are several summer performing arts workshops for ages 6-13; a $100 deposit will hold a spot. Visit www.growingstage.org, or call 540-338-5367.

Theater Group. NotJustShakespeare, an amateur theater group based in Leesburg, was founded for the purpose of "bringing the beauty and majesty of Shakespeare to audiences near and far, performed in an Elizabethan setting." Individuals are invited to attend workshops on any Saturday, from 10 a.m.-noon, or contact either of the following two people to discuss possibilities for participation: Tim Jon at 703-777-4747, Ext.24, or 703-777-1452; or Jeff Freeman at 202-268-2922 or 540-668-6967.

Weekly Salsa Lessons. Offered by Kinetic Arts, from 8-9 p.m. Cost is $10. Once a month, the group visits salsa clubs in the area. To learn more, visit Kinetic Arts in the Countryside Shopping Center, 36 Pigeon Hill Drive, Sterling, or call 703-444-0994.

Pregnancy Yoga. Feel more comfortable, while helping the mind and spirit to be "courageous, uplifted and self-confident," every Friday, from 7-8:30 p.m., at the Yoga Center, 6 Export Drive, Suite A, Sterling. Call Darshan Kaur for more information and to register at 703-742-0711.

Prenatal Education. Loudoun Hospital, 44045 Riverside Parkway, Leesburg, presents workshops for expectant parents. Admission is free, but registration is required. Call 703-779-2694.