Send announcements to The Loudoun Connection, 7913 Westpark Drive, McLean, VA 22102, e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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The Sterling Annex, 22084 Shaw Road, is offering an introduction to Indian Bollywood dance class for children and adults. Introduction to Indian music and dance elements of Bollywood. Thursdays, June 22-Aug. 10, 5-5:45 p.m. for children 5-12; 6-6:45 p.m. for adults. Fee is $65. Call 703-430-6673 to register.
Abrakadoodle-Doodlers for ages 6-13 years, at the Douglass Center, 407 E. Market St., Leesburg. Designed to ignite the imagination, foster creativity and develop new skills with paints, water colors, pastels and other materials. Each session is $30, plus $8 supply fee payable to instructor at first class. Sessions are June 27-29; July 18-20; and Aug. 8-10, 1:30-2:15 p.m. Call 703-771-5913.
Abrakadoodle-Twoosy Doodlers for ages 20 months-3 years, at the Douglass Center, 407 E. Market St., Leesburg. Use paints, textures, papers, glue and modeling compounds in developmentally-appropriate lessons. Each session is $30, plus $8 supply fee payable to instructor at first class. Sessions are June 27-29; July 18-20; and Aug. 8-10, 12:30-1:15 p.m. Call 703-771-5913.
KidzArt preschool at the Douglass Community Center, 407 East Market St., Leesburg, for ages 3.5-5. Children are guided through an easy to follow curriculum by a certified instructor who introduces them to the "language" of art. Classes are Tuesdays and Thursday, 9 a.m.-noon, June 27 and June 29; July 11 and July 13; July 18 and July 20; and July 25 and July 27, cost is $98 for each two-day class.
To register, contact the Douglass Community Center at 703-771-5913 or e-mail email@example.com.
Aurora Studio Theatre Inc. will hold basic improvisation classes, Thursdays, through July 20, 7:30-9 p.m. Learn about the art of improvisation and practice proven techniques for refining skills on-the-fly. Co-taught by Phil Erickson, co-founder of the former Wise Guys Inc. Comedy Auction Team and Penny Hauffe. Cost $100 per student, $90 if postmarked by May 21. Visit www.aurorastudiotheatre.org to register or call 540-668-6779.
Aurora Studio Theatre is a 501(c)3 organization created to foster, encourage and develop new opportunities for actors at the high-school level and above, provide new avenues of work for playwrights, directors and producers, and entertain as well as educate the community through a commitment to excellence in the theatrical and literary arts.
The Loudoun Cooperative Extension is offering a Virginia gardener short course, which will run throughout the year as a series of sessions in July 10, July 24, and Aug. 7; Oct. 30 and Nov. 6. The course will be held at the Extension Office, 30 B Catoctin Circle, S.E., Leesburg, from 6-8 p.m., on those dates.
Participants can choose to attend one session or all eight. Cost is $10 per session or $65 to register to attend all eight sessions. Those who complete all eight sessions will receive a certificate of completion at the closing of the short course in November. A registration flyer can be downloaded from the Loudoun County Extension Web site http://www.loudoun.gov/services/agri.htm or it is also available at local libraries. Call or e-mail the Master Gardener Volunteer Helpline Office and ask to have a registration flyer mailed, 703-771-5150, Ext. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photo editing class at the Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace, 21060 Whitfield Place, Sterling, Tuesday, July 11, 1-5 p.m. $29 for members, $30 for nonmembers for one session. Call 703-430-2397.
In July, Laney Oxman will teach Pate de Verre (Paste of Glass) in which adult students will create small, colorful glass sculptures. This session of six classes will be held Tuesday and Thursday evenings, July 11-27. Cost is $140, plus $25 for supplies.
The artist will teach Terrific Tiles to children who will decorate clay tiles using drawings, under glazing and collage. These sessions will be held the week of Aug. 14-18. Cost is $160, plus $15 for supplies. Contact the Loudoun Academy of the Arts at 703-777-8043, Gallery 222 at 703-777-5498 or www.loudounacademy.org.
Introduction to computers, Thursday, July 13, 9 a.m.-noon, at the Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace, 21060 Whitfield Place, Sterling. $21 for members, $22 nonmembers for one session. Call 703-430-2397.
The Loudoun Literacy Council provides English tutoring to adults living and working in the county. Times and locations are flexible. Registration will be Monday, July 24, at 7 p.m., at the Council building, 71 Lawson Road, S.E., Leesburg. A registration fee of $10 is required. E-mail email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or call 703-777-2205.
Windows XP class, Thursday, July 27, from 9 a.m.-noon, Senior Center at Cascades marketplace, 21060 Whitfield Place, Sterling. Cost $21 for members, $22 nonmembers for one session. Call 703-430-2397.
Internet class at the Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace, 21060 Whitfield Place, Sterling, Thursday, July 29, from 9 a.m.-noon. $21 for members, $22 for nonmembers for one session. Call 703-430-2397.
On every first and third Tuesday of the month at 9 a.m., Sterling Library, 120 Enterprise St., offers ESL basic computer skills needed for Internet, e-mail and word processing. Recommended for speakers of English as a second language. Limit 10 students per session. Register by calling 703-430-9500 V/TYY.