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Send announcements to The Loudoun Connection, 7913 Westpark Drive, McLean, VA 22102, e-mail to loudoun@connectionnewspapers.com or fax to 703-917-0991. Deadline is Friday, two weeks before the event. Photos/artwork encouraged. For more information, call Jennifer Lesinski at 703-917-6454.

This free listing is reserved for activities and events that are open to the public at no or minimal cost.

The Greater Chesapeake & Potomac (GC&P) Blood Services Region of the American Red Cross is offering a weekly raffle for $100 worth of free gas. Every participant at any regional blood donation center or blood drive will automatically be entered into a raffle for the free gas card. All eligible donors are encouraged to call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE to schedule a blood donation appointment and show up for their chance to win $100 in free gas.

Donors must be in generally good health; be at least 17 years of age; weigh no less than 110 pounds; have not received a tattoo within the past year; and have not donated whole blood within the past 56 days.

Additional eligibility questions can be answered by calling 1-800-GIVE-LIFE. Any groups interested in scheduling a drive or obtaining further information is asked to call 1-800-787-9282, Ext. 4925. Visit www.my-redcross.org.

At the Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace, Sterling, June 7, 10:45 a.m., learn about peripheral artery disease and form the staff of Inova Heart and Vascular Institute at Loudoun Hospital. Free. 703-430-2397.

The Loudoun HealthCare's Mobile Health Van visits the Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace, 21060 Whitfield Place, Sterling, the second and fourth Tuesdays each month, from 9:30 a.m.-noon, to take blood pressure and glucose testing along with other medical needs. Next visit is June 13 and June 27. 703-430-2397.

The Loudoun County CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder) parents support group will meet the second Tuesday of every month, from 7:15-8:30 p.m. SuccessLab Learning Centers is hosting the meetings and providing refreshments. SuccessLab is located at 20660 Ashburn Road in Old Town Ashburn near the fire station.

The purpose of the support group is to provide a place where parents can come to be heard, be understood and help each other with their struggles and also learn about the amazing qualities children with ADHD possess. Contact CHADD Loudoun County coordinator Kirk Martin at 703-508-7908 or e-mail at kirk1martin@aol.com. The next meeting is June 13.

The Man-to-Man Prostate Cancer support group meets on the second Tuesday of each month, from 6:30-8 p.m., at the Senior Center at Cascades marketplace, 21060 Whitfield Place, Sterling. Call 703-430-2397. Next meeting is June 13.

The staff from Lenscrafters at Dulles Town Center will provide eyeglass care the second Wednesday each month, from 1-2 p.m., at the Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace, 21060 Whitfield Place, Sterling. Call 703-430-2397. Next meeting is June 14.

Joan Cassidy will be at the Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace, 21060 Whitfield Place, Sterling, June 15, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., to provide assistance and answer questions about hearing loss. 703-430-2397.

Teresa Tupaj from Blue Ridge Speech and Hearing will be at the Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace, the third Tuesday of each month, from 10:30-11:30 a.m., to clean, make adjustments and minor repairs to hearing aids, and perform hearing screenings. Call 703-430-2397. Next meeting is June 20.

Dreams and Healing, informational meeting and discussion, Saturdays, at 10:30-11:30 a.m. Learn about a four-stage process that helps you to understand your dreams and the role they can play in emotional and spiritual healing. Potomac Station, Leesburg. Free. Call Varida Kautner, Ph.D., for details and exact location, 703-777-4858, or visit the Web site, http://users.adelphia.net/~varidakautner.

A support group for people with hearing loss, tinnitus or Meniere's disease meets at the Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace, 21060 Whitfield Place, Sterling, 2 p.m., the first Friday of each month. Call 703-430-2397.