Weekly Planner: Spanish Chat, Native American Campfire Cookout and Virtual Art Show

The Weekly Planner is a roundup of interesting events coming up over the next week in the Reston area.

We’ve searched the web for events of note in Reston, Herndon and Great Falls. Know of any we’ve missed? Tell us!

Monday (Nov. 9)

  • Thanksgiving Food Drive (November 1-23) — Patrons, businesses, and organizations are encouraged to drop off non-perishable food and other items at Reston Community Center Hunters Woods (2310 Colts Neck Road) and Lake Anne facilities, the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce, and a variety of other drop-off points throughout the community, the website said. View this link to see the most needed items.

Tuesday (Nov. 10)

  • Spanish Chat (Online) – 1-2 p.m. – Great Falls Library will practice Spanish conversation informally via Zoom, the website said. To register, use this link.

Thursday (Nov. 12)

  • Virtual Trivia Happy Hour (Online) — 5:30-6:45 p.m. – Reston Regional Library hosts a virtual trivia program twice a month via Zoom. This event is for adults. To register, use this link.
  • Transgender Virginian’s Story (Online) – 7-8 p.m. – Reston Regional Library will host members of Equality Virginia’s Transgender Advocacy Speakers Bureau, for an evening of community and learning as they share their story as a transgender person followed by plenty of time for dialogue and questions, the website said. The group will meet via Zoom. To register, use this link.

Friday (Nov. 13)

  • Virtual Chess Club (Online) – 4-5 p.m. – Reston Regional Library invites school-age children and teens to earn and improve chess skills using online Lichess tactics, the website said. The group will meet via Zoom. To register, use this link.

Saturday (Nov. 14)

  • Great Falls Virtual Studio Tour (Online) – 11 a.m. – Great Falls Studios will host local artists and their artwork online. Viewers can shop and connect with artists, the website said. The virtual tour will be available November 14-30.
  • The Young Actors Theatre – 3 p.m. at Reston Community Center (230 Colts Neck Road) — The Young Actors Theatre (YAT) Program trains young actors (ages 7 – 15) in voice, dance and acting over the course of 10 weeks of classes and rehearsals, culminating in a final performance of fully produced original musicals, the website said. The group will perform The Wizard of Oz. To receive free tickets, email [email protected].
  • Native American Campfire Cookout – 3-4:30 p.m. at Riverbend Park (8700 Potomac Hills St.) — Discover some native recipes and cooking techniques as you help prepare native dishes to taste, the website said. The cost is $12 per person and children must be accompanied by an adult. To register, use this link.

Photo via Great Falls Studios/Facebook

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