New YMCA Branch

The YMCA of Loudoun County and a citizen panel will sponsor a meeting Sunday for those interested in forming a YMCA branch in Sterling. The meeting will be at 5 p.m. at the United Airlines Reservation Center on Davis Drive in Sterling. Call 481-YMCA.

Parents Without Partners

Parents Without Partners will sponsor a membership meeting for Loudoun County residents from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday at 611 Edwards Ferry Rd., Leesburg. Call 777-1958 or 777-6369.

Child-Care Seminar

The Loudoun County Commission on Women and the Loudoun County Child Care Network will sponsor a child-care providers seminar at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Sterling Community Center Annex, 1115 W. Church Rd. There is a $5 fee. Call 771-5504 or 703-406-7850.

Hospitality Training

The Loudoun County Department of Economic Development will offer its first training series for workers in the hospitality industry from 9 a.m. to noon and 2 to 5 p.m. Monday at the Best Western Hotel in Leesburg. The fee is $15 for one seminar. Call 777-2176 or 777-0426.

Ferret Fanciers Fete

The Loudoun Area Ferret Fanciers will sponsor its annual "Fun Match" from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Lucketts Community Center. Ferrets will compete for honors, such as best dressed, heaviest and lightest. Admission is $2 for adults, $1 for children. Ferret Fanciers get in free. Call 430-6329 or 777-2112 on evenings and weekends.

Zoning Hearing

The Zoning Ordinance Work Group, a citizen task force appointed by the Loudoun Board of Supervisors to review the draft zoning ordinance, will conduct a public hearing on zoning for rural and agricultural districts at 7 p.m. Monday at Blue Ridge Middle School in Purcellville. Call 777-0246.

'Stop Smoking' Clinic

The American Lung Association of Northern Virginia will sponsor a "Stop Smoking" clinic beginning Monday at its headquarters in Fairfax. The clinic continues on Sept. 17, 19, and 24. The fee is $35. The association will also sponsor a workshop from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday for asthma sufferers. The fee is $5. The association is at 9735 Main St. Call 703-591-4131.

Civil War Lecture

The Loudoun County Civil War Round Table will begin its fall lecture series at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 605 W. Market St., Leesburg. The meeting is free. Call 771-1110.