Weekly planner: Halloween events, DogFest and more

Halloween candles (File photo by slgckgc/Flickr)

Monday, October 18

  • Climate Change: Preparing for the New Normal in Virginia (5 p.m.) — Jim Kinter, a George Mason University professor and director of its Center for Ocean-Land-Atmosphere Studies, gives an online talk about how people in the Commonwealth aren’t immune to climate change and what they should do.

Tuesday, October 19

  • Alluring Autumn (6:30-8:30 p.m.) — Pinot’s Palette features a class focusing on the season of autumn. Cost is $39 and includes a two-for-one deal.

Wednesday, October 20

Thursday, October 21

  • Klasinc & Lončar Duo (2:15 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.) — Visit Reston Community Center’s The CenterStage for a free performance with two classical guitarists, Natasa Klasinc and Miroslav Lončar. Registration is required.

Friday, October 22

  • Washington West Film Fest (5:30-10:30 p.m.) — Reston Town Center’s Bow Tie Cinemas helps kick off the festival running from Thursday to Monday. Several showings occur on Friday and the weekend across Reston and Tysons.
  • Opening Reception and Artist Talk (6 p.m.) — A city planner’s artwork explores the ramifications of climate change across Washington, D.C.’s monuments and beyond. The event is free and being held outside Tephra’s satellite gallery at Signature apartments in Reston Town Center.
  • Halloween House and Trick-or-Treat Trail (8 p.m. Friday and Saturday) — Check out the Walker Nature Center and its candlelit trail, where visitors can solve animal mysteries along the way. It’s not a haunted house or trail of terror, Reston Association notes. Register by Wednesday. (Most slots have already been taken.) Cost is $12 for members.

Saturday, October 23

Sunday, October 24

  • Walk to End Alzheimer’s (Registration at 8:30 a.m., ceremony at 9:30 a.m. and walk to follow) — A 2-mile route for supporters seeking to end a form of dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, returns to support the nonprofit Alzheimer’s Association.
  • “The Turn of the Screw” (8 p.m. Friday and Saturday as well as 2 p.m. Sunday) — Tickets are $25. Adapted from the classic Henry James horror story, this play follows the journey of a governess caring for two kids when she begins to wonder if the home is haunted.

Photo by slgckgc/Flickr

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