Hospital to Help Stop Your Smoking
Loudoun Hospital Center will offer "Smokeless," a stop-smoking program beginning at 7:30 p.m. Monday. The classes will be held at the Loudoun Healthcare Health Education Center in Countryside and will continue on Oct. 22 through 25, Oct. 29 and Nov. 1 and 5. Call 771-2918.
Youth Suicide Workshop The Loudoun County Youth Suicide Prevention Coalition will sponsor a workshop on "Teenage Suicide and Depression" from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. tomorrow at the Fire and Rescue Training Center, Courage Court, Leesburg. Registration will be at 8:30 a.m. There is a $5 fee. Call 771-6536.
Fall Turkey Shoots The Arcola-Pleasant Valley Volunteer Fire Department is continuing its fall turkey shoots every Friday evening through December. Turkey shoots will be held from 7 to 11 p.m. at the fire station, which is on Route 659, one mile north of Route 50. Call 327-2222.
They're Off! Again Loudoun's racing season continues Saturday with the 11th running of the Morven Park Steeplechase. Post time for the six-race event is 1:30 p.m. and the gates open at 11:30 a.m. Admission is $20 a car or $10 a person. Call 777-2414.
Hearing Impairment Help SHHH Nova West, a support group for hard-of-hearing people and their families, will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Sugarland Run Community Center, 200 Greenfield Ct., Sterling. Call 430-2906 (TDD until 6 p.m., voice after 6 p.m.).
Dickens Re-Creation Loudoun Public Libraries will present Elliot Engel's re-creation of the personality of classic novelist Charles Dickens at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Simpson Middle School. The program is free, and seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Call 777-0323.
Lovettsville Craft Fair The Ladies Auxiliary of the Lovettsville Volunteer Fire Department will sponsor its annual craft fair from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the fire station. Admission is 25 cents for adults and free for children 12 and younger.
School Open House An information session for Loudoun eighth-graders interested in attending the Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Sterling Middle School. An open house at the school, which is at 6560 Braddock Rd., in Fairfax County, will be from 8 to 9 p.m. Oct. 24. The school enrolls students from Loudoun and other Northern Virginia jurisdictions who have a special aptitude for, and an interest in, pursuing intensive college preparation in math, science, engineering or related fields. More information is available from guidance counselors at the county's four high schools and from the office of Alvin G. Sowards, instructional supervisor for Loudoun Public Schools. Call 771-6435.
Oatlands Exhibition The 11th annual needlework exhibition at Oatlands Plantation opens tomorrow and runs through Oct. 21. Highlights include demonstrations of piece work and a display of antebellum ball gowns. The exhibition is open from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for students 12 to 18 and senior citizens and free for children younger than 12. Call 777-3174.