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The Loudoun Crime Commission's next luncheon meeting is Friday, June 16, from 1:00-2:30 p.m., at the Holiday Inn, 1500 East Market St. (Route 7) in Leesburg. The keynote speaker will be John Weisman, best-selling author, lecturer, and investigator. Lunch will be served, and there will be time for a question-and-answer period. RSVP by calling 703 729-9277. Members and nonmembers welcome. Cost is $5 for members and $10 for nonmembers.
Mothers First-Leesburg is dedicated to supporting women who have chosen to alter their careers to raise their children at home. Activities include parent/child morning meetings and field trips, moms' nights out and lectures. June's meetings are June 20, at 10 a.m., at the Rust Library, 380 Old Waterford Road. Call 703-827-5922 or visit www.mothersfirst.org.
Mothers First-Sterling is dedicated to supporting women who have chosen to alter their careers to raise their children at home. Activities include parent/child morning meetings and field trips, moms' nights out and lectures. June's meetings are June 20, at 10 a.m., at the Eastern Loudoun Regional Library, 21030 Whitfield Place. Call 703-827-5922 or visit www.mothersfirst.org.
Mothers First-Ashburn is dedicated to supporting women who have chosen to alter their careers to raise their children at home. Activities include parent/child morning meetings and field trips, moms' nights out and lectures. June's meetings are June 13 and June 27, at 10:15 a.m., at the Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Road, Ashburn. Call 703-827-5922 or visit www.mothersfirst.org.
Vestal's Gap Walking Club, for ages 18 and up, enjoy walking at a moderate pace with a lively group. Adults are welcome to walk with this club each Thursday; the club meets outside the Visitor Center and walks for approximately 60 minutes, depending on the route. Walkers with dogs on a leash are welcome. Must preregister. Walks are canceled if there is inclement weather. Free, runs through June 15, from 6-7 p.m. Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestals Gap Road, Sterling. Call 703-444-1275.
MOMS Club of Ashburn Village Area, an organization offering support to mothers and children will be holding its next open meeting, Monday, June 19, at 10:30 a.m., at the Ashburn Library. The group also covers Ashbrook, Regency, Cameron Chase, Belmont, University Center, and the Courts and Ridges. Offers play groups, field trips, Moms' Night Out, and more. Prospective members and their children are always welcome. E-mail email@example.com or visit http://www.geocities.com/ashburnmomsclub.
Active retiree group, newcomers welcome, at Congregation Sha'are Shalom, 19357 Evergreen Mills Road, Leesburg. June 19, 11 a.m., "Opera: A Feast for the Eyes, Ears and Intellect!" A discussion of 20th century opera sprinkled with musical favorites from the Virginia Opera Company's fall schedule.
The next monthly membership meeting of the Potomac Valley Shetland Sheepdog Club will take place Monday, June 19, at 7:30 p.m., in the meeting room of the Dunn Loring Firehouse, 2148 Gallows Road, Dunn Loring. Free and open to the public.
Following a short business meeting, the guest speaker, Katherine K. Blair, a delegate to the Virginia Federation of Dog Clubs and Breeders, will discuss the state of canine legislation. Refreshments. Bring your dog and meet other Sheltie owners and breeders. Visit the clubÕs Web site at http://www.shetlandsheepdog.us.
The book discussion group at Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace, 21060 Whitfield Place, Sterling, meets the third Tuesday of each month at 12 p.m. Call 703-430-2397 for the monthly book selections. The next meeting will be on June 20.
The new Loudoun Breast Outreach Group, which promotes breast health in Loudoun County, will meet June 21, 6:30 p.m., at Loudoun Hospital in Lansdowne, conference rooms A/B. The focus at first will be support groups, outreach programs, and education. All Loudoun County citizens are invited. Call Sue Robison, 703-777-3318.
Ashburn Classics holds its regular monthly meetings on the second Saturday of each month; usually at the Ashburn Library in Hay Road, with registration at 10:30 a.m. and refreshments. Guest speakers, seminars, short local trips and outside events make up the yearly calendar. Call Pamela Halston; chairperson, 703-771-7041. For people 50-plus years young who wish to make new friends and find new interests. The next meetings will be held July 8. There will be no meetings in August. The meetings will commence Sept. 9.
Weekly Master Gardener Volunteer's Lunch and Learn at the Master Gardener Demonstration Garden, Ida Lee Park, Leesburg. Every Tuesday, at noon, beginning in May, Loudoun County Master Gardener Volunteers will make a 20- to 30-minute educational presentation followed by a question-and-answer session and a tour of the Ida Lee Demonstration Garden. The public is invited to attend these programs free, no registration is required. In case of rain, the program will be held, Thursday evening, at 7 p.m.
Call the Loudoun Extension Office at 703-777-0373.
Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Road, Ashburn, will be holding the Virginia Young Readers Book Club, 7 p.m., each month for elementary-school level, grades third-fifth, children. Includes reading one-two books each month, games and refreshments. Parents encouraged to join children in reading the selections. A limited number of free copies of each selection are available at the library for participants. Register in advance by calling 703-737-8105.
Are you a Virginia 4-H All Star? The Loudoun County 4-H program is trying to contact past All Star recipients who now live in Loudoun County. Contact the Loudoun County Extension Office at 703-777-0373 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
At the CountrySide Women's Club's will resume meetings is September. The club is open to all women in CountrySide and the surrounding area; and meets at the Parkway Meeting Room in CountrySide, Algonkian Parkway. Call the president, Teresa Bettac, at 703-444-3035.
S.T.O.P.S (Survivors Together Offering Personal Support) will meet Mondays, at Broadlands Nature Center, 21907 Claiborne Parkway, Ashburn, at 6:30-8 p.m.
ST.O.P.S is a fellowship of young girls and women who may share their experience, strength and hope with each other, so that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from the trauma of being sexually abused. Primary purpose is to heal and help other victims of sexual assault become survivors.