Weekly planner: Art exhibit reception, annual bird count and more

Library books (Via Herndon Fortnightly Library)

The weekly planner is a roundup of interesting events over the next week in the Herndon and Reston area.

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Monday, Jan. 3

Tuesday, Jan. 4

  • Weird, Wonderful History for Kids — 4:30-5:15 p.m. virtually — Find out about strange and bizarre facts about the origins of comic books. This teaching series for kids ages 6 through 12 relies on art, games, stories and skill-building exercises. Registration is required.

Wednesday, Jan. 5

  • Bilingual Hindi/English Storytime — 10:30-11 a.m. virtually — An event geared for kids ages 3 to 5 will feature songs, rhymes and stories in both Hindi and English. Registration required.

Thursday, Jan. 6

  • Lego Club — 4:30-5:30 p.m. at the Herndon Fortnightly Library — Use your imagination and problem-solving skills with other kids ages 5 and up to build Lego creations.
  • Open Mic — 7:30 p.m. at The Old Brogue — An event open to all, with sign-ups at 8 p.m.
  • Beer Pong — 10 p.m. at Sully’s Pour House — Compete in a tournament, without any entry fee, for a chance to win $100. Sign-ups at 9 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 7

  • Pinot’s Palette — 7-9:30 p.m — Enjoy a painting class with beer or wine. Cost is $45.

Saturday, Jan. 8

  • Winter Bird Count — 7 a.m. to noon starting at the Walker Nature Center — An annual bird count pairs beginners and experts together to get a pulse on wildlife in the area. Attendees can expect to get tips on identifying species. Register by Wednesday.

Sunday, Jan. 9

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