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Reston Association snow patrol/Credit: RA

Ride The ‘Silver Tsunami’ — Do you know about The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (also known as OLLI)? The partnership with George Mason University offers more than 100 classes for senior citizens at three Northern Virginia locations, including Reston. Popular topics include history, politics, art, current events — pretty much everything you never had the time to take while a full time student way back. [George Mason University]

Is Pot Harmless Or A Gateway Drug? — The Unified Prevention Coalition will help parents separate fact from fiction at a seminar “Marijuana Harmless: Think Again?” on March 27 at 7 p.m. at Providence Presbyterian Church,9019 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax. Register by March 26. [Unified Prevention Coalition]

Who Is Ready To Hit The Barre? — Pure Barre exercise studio is set to open at Reston Town Center soon. A Washingtonian writer recently visited the Bethesda location and described her sore legs as shaking like Jell-O. [Washingtonian]

Reston Association Needs Design Review Volunteers — Interested in keeping up Reston’s design standards? RA’s Design Review Board can use you. Three positions, including two design professionals (architect, land planner, or landscape architect) and one lay member, are needed to serve three-year terms. The DRB interprets, administers, and renders decisions involving the design covenants. Apply by May 2. [Reston Association]

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