Saturday, January 21, 1:00 to 3:30 p.m., Hobby Exchange, at Herndon Community Center Did you take up a hobby that didn’t stick? Are you ready to try something new? To get you thinking, consider those pandemic raves: bread making, knitting, jigsaw puzzles, arts and crafts, roller blading, books, board games, to name just a few! Drop off your unwanted items and receive a ticket to come back and “shop” first. More information is at Hobby Exchange.
Saturday, January 28, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Reston Summer Camp Expo, at Reston Community Center Hunters Woods. Don’t miss your chance to learn about Reston-area summer camps and out-of-school activities–all in one place! Bring the whole family for a fun and informative morning that will feature snacks, music, games, prizes and camp resources. Contact: LaTanja Snelling, RCC Collaboration and Outreach Director, at 703-390-6158 or Latanja.Snelling@fairfaxcounty.gov.
Sunday, February 5, 2:00 to 4:30 p.m., Puzzle-Palooza, at Herndon Community Center. Do you love jigsaw puzzles? Are you looking for some screen-free fun with friends and family this winter? Gather your team of up to 4 people to show off your skills at Puzzle Palooza! Teams will race against each other to complete a 500-piece jigsaw puzzle while competing for prizes. Light snacks will be served, plus you keep the puzzle. More is at Puzzle-Palooza.
Wednesday, February 8, 7:00 p.m., Reston Activism, at RCC Lake Anne's Jo Ann Rose Gallery. Reston’s residents from the 1960s to today have advocated for the needs of their community. Restonians have fought for racial equality, accessibility and housing, among other causes. Join a discussion of the success stories including the history behind the establishment of Cornerstones, Reston Community Center, Black Focus and more. Learn more at Reston Activism.
Saturday, February 11, 2:00 p.m., Freezin’ for a Reason Polar Dip, at Lake Anne in Reston. All funds raised in 2023 will help send families from the Mid-Atlantic area to Camp Sunshine. Learn more.
Tuesday, February 14, 10:00 a.m., Gun Violence Awareness Vigil at National Rifle Association headquarters, 11250 Waples Mill Road, Fairfax. The vigil commemorates the anniversary of the day 26 children and educators were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Please DO NOT park in the NRA's parking lot. There is plenty of free parking in the office building lot on Fairfax Ridge Drive across Waples Mill Road. Signs and flags will be provided. Some protesters will drive past the NRA with signs taped to their car windows or doors; others will stand on the sidewalk.