Loudoun Volunteer Services: Donate household items and baskets of toiletries and food by Oct. 15 for Make a Difference Day (Oct. 22). 703-777-0113.

Loudoun Kiwanis Club: The deadline is Oct. 21 to enter floats and vehicles or walk in the 48th annual Halloween parade (6 p.m. Oct. 31). Contact Suzanne Wright at 703-737-2175 or suzannewright_va@adelphia.net.

Northern Virginia Family Service: Therapeutic foster families needed. Training begins Nov. 5 in Woodbridge. Contact Ginny Snaider at 703-219-2184 or gsnaider@nvfs.org.

Loudoun County Board of Supervisors: Serve on the following county and regional advisory boards, commissions and committees. Contact 703-771-5072 or www.loudoun.gov/advisory:

Advisory Commission on Youth: Sterling District member.

Affordable Dwelling Unit Advisory Board: One lending institution representative.

Art Advisory Committee: One at-large representative.

Cable TV Advisory Committee: Broad Run District.

Commission on Aging: Sterling District representative.

Commission on Women: Dulles, Sterling and Sugarland Run district members.

Commuter Bus Advisory Board: Potomac, Sterling and Sugarland Run district members.

Disability Services Board: At-large business representatives or representatives who are disabled or have disabled family members.

Equal Employment Opportunity Plan Committee: At-large representatives.

Housing Advisory Board: One public at-large representative.

Library Board of Trustees: Broad Run and Sugarland Run district members.

Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority: One at-large representative.

Open Space Advisory Committee: Sterling and Sugarland Run district members.

Board of Road Viewers: At-large representatives.

Woods Road Special Exception Oversight Committee: At-large representatives.

Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce: Businesses and individual volunteers are needed to sponsor a horse sculpture for Horsing Around Loudoun, the outdoor art sculpture program celebrating Loudoun's equine tradition. Sponsors are recognized on a plaque attached to the sculpture. Contact 703-777-2176 or www.horsingaroundloudoun.org.

-- Compiled by ARIANNE ARYANPUR

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