Monday, Jan. 11
- Winter Walk of Lights (5:15 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.) – Meadowlark’s Winter Walk of Lights in Vienna is now extended a few extra weeks to January 20. Take a socially distant walk through the glittery, wondrous light display.
Tuesday, Jan. 12
- Family Karaoke (6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.) – If you ever held dreams of you and your family traveling around in a colorful bus together singing songs like the Partridge Family, here’s your chance… well, sort of. Grab the mic and join the Fairfax County Public Library for virtual family karaoke. All singing abilities and ages welcome. So, you know, pick an appropriate song.
- A Virtual Evening with Melinda Gates (8 p.m.) – Spend the night with one of the richest people in the world. Scrawl Books in Reston Town Center is celebrating the paperback launch of Gates’s book The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World by offering tickets to an online event to hear her speak.
Wednesday, Jan. 13
- Virtual Yoga (10 a.m. to 11 a.m.) – Start the day with mindfulness and meditation. Join this virtual yoga session led by Jennifer Eubanks, who runs a local yoga studio, through the Fairfax County Public Library.
Thursday, Jan. 14
- Women Who Lead Speaker Series (7 p.m. to 8 p.m.) – Hosted by the Junior League of Northern Virginia, this month’s features Gwendolyn Bingham. She’s a retired US Army 3-star General and was the first woman to hold a number of roles in the Army, including Quartermaster General. There will be time for questions and answers.
Friday, Jan 15
- Pomegranate-themed oil painting workshop (Noon to 3 p.m.) – Join local artist Suzanne Lago Arthur for a one-day, three-hour oil painting class. Hosted every other month, January’s is themed around the seeded fruit pomegranate. While welcome to work in any media one prefers, the lesson is about oil painting.
Sunday, Jan 17
- Audubon Afternoon (3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.) – Hosted by the Audubon Society of Northern Virginia, learn about how birds stay warm. Avian evolutionary ecologist Dr. Sahas Barve will lead this workshop which will perhaps provide some advice to us humans on how to stay warm on this winter’s afternoon.
Photo via Unsplash
The art show “consists of mainly acrylic and ink on large stretched canvas, which includes a variety of styles,” according to information provided by Hunters Woods at Trails Edge.
Jan Dittmar, 68, started painting at the age of 50. A decade later, she earned an arts degree at Columbia College in South Car0lina at the age of 60. She is currently a member of the League of Reston Artists and the Vienna Arts Society.
Locals can view her nun-themed art while sipping sangria and enjoying sweets at the Pre-Opening Showroom (2254B Hunters Woods Village Shopping Center) from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Friday (Feb. 8).
Photo via Jan Dittmar/Facebook
Vienna and Fairfax County Police arrested a 13-year-old Reston resident and a 14-year-old Vienna resident last Wednesday.
The pair was charged Nov. 28 with a series of crimes, including setting fire to a Vienna restaurant in October.
The boys were charged with both felony and misdemeanor crimes, including arson.
The teens were also charged with the vandalism of several buses in the rear parking lot of the restaurant on Sept. 9.
Police said other charges are also being filed in relation to a Nov. 4 vandalism of two historic government-owned buildings near Lahey Lost Valley Park in Vienna, which caused several thousand dollars in damage.
The pair is being held in the Fairfax County Juvenile Detention Center.
The Fairfax County Police Department’s Reston District Station reported the following incidents in recent days:
1700 block of Business Center Drive, watch from location
1100 block of Dranesville Road, ornaments from residence
12800 block of Graypine Place, wallet from location
1700 block of Whitewood Lane, wallet from vehicle
Photo via FCPD
Biden To Be in Reston on Saturday — The former Vice President will host a roundtable discussion on workforce development Saturday in Reston along with Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ralph Northam. The event, to be held at Reston Town Center co-working space Refraction (11911 Freedom Drive), will highlight Northam’s jobs plan. [NBC Washington]
Police Help Young Drivers — Officers help teenage drivers learn how to handle themselves on the roadway and what to do in certain situations during the “Youthful Driver Program” every Saturday at the Fairfax County Criminal Justice Academy. [Fairfax County Police Department]
Vienna, Herndon Among Top 5 Virginia Towns in Survey — A website for business professionals ranked incorporated cities and towns in Virginia based on factors including poverty level, unemployment rate and median household income. It names Vienna the “Most Successful” in the state, with Herndon coming in at No. 5. [Zippia]
County’s Fall Book Festival Kicks Off — The county’s library system is offering residents the opportunity to meet numerous authors today through Saturday as part of the “Fall for the Book” festival. [Fairfax County Public Library]
Community Center To Host Cabaret Singer — Beverly Cosham will perform Thursday afternoon at Reston Community Center’s CenterStage (2310 Colts Neck Road). [Reston Community Center]
Well, obviously, it’s a Stanton impersonator, since the suffragist and social activist died in 1902.
The event is Sunday, July 3 at the Freeman Store and Museum, 131 Church St. NE, Vienna, at 3 p.m. Enjoy an afternoon tea of finger sandwiches & desserts with Ms. Stanton, portrayed by Leigh Kitcher. $20 per person,
advance reservations required.
The tea is being offered in conjunction with the small exhibit: The Road to
Women’s Rights: The Origins of the Women’s Rights Movement. Learn
interesting facts about women’s right to vote at the exhibit.
The museum will offer a series of small exhibits that explore the women’s rights movement over the next four years. The exhibit series honors the 100th anniversary of establishment of the National Women’s Party in 1916 and
the 100th anniversary of passage of the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution granting women the right to vote in 1920.
Call (703) 938-5187 for reservations.
Photo: “Elizabeth Cady Stanton” at tea/Credit: Town of Vienna