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<cal1>Wednesday/Feb. 11

<cal2>MOMS Club. Group offers playgroups, outings, involvement in community service projects and more. Meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 10 a.m. Children welcome. Call for location at 1-800-520-0801, Ext. 1524. E-mail momsclubofreston@onebox.com.

Spanish Chats. Every Wednesday in February at 7 p.m. at Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston. Informal refresher for adults who want to practice Spanish. No registration required. Call 703-689-2700.

At-Home Motherhood. Mothers First- Reston/Herndon will meet at 10 a.m. at the Herndon Fortnightly Library. Mothers First-Reston/Herndon is a support group for women making the transition from careers to at-home motherhood. Activities include lectures, field trips, moms night out, etc. Call 703-827-5922 or visit www.mothersfirst.org.

Book Discussion. For adults, call 703-689-2700 for this month's selection. No registration necessary. Meets at 10:30 a.m. at Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston.

Video Biography Legacy. The AARP, Chapter 4681, will meet at 7 p.m. at the North Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston. "Creating a Video Biography Legacy" will be presented by Bill Boyle, a certified life stories trainer. Call 703-860-3966.

<cal1>Thursday/Feb. 12

<cal2>Be My Valentine. Stories, activities and a craft for ages 2-3 with adult at 10:30 a.m., ages 3-5 at 2 p.m. at Herndon Fortnightly Library, 768 Center Street, Herndon. Call to register: 703-437-8855.

Friends' Book Discussion. For adults, call 703-689-2700 for this month's selection. No registration necessary. Meets at 7:30 p.m. at Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston.

<cal1>Friday/Feb. 13

<cal2>Ballroom and Swing Dancing. At the Reston Community Center, 8 p.m. until midnight, admission is $5 per person and is limited to ages 18 and older. For more information, call 703-476-4500 (V/TTY). The Reston Community Center, Hunters Woods, is located in the lower level of the Hunters Woods Shopping Center, 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston.

Swing dance with The Joker's Wild. 8:30 p.m.-midnight. Washington Hilton Dulles Airport Hotel, 13869 Park Center Road, Herndon. $12. Beginner swing dance lesson 8:30-9 p.m., dance 9 p.m.-midnight. For more information, call 703-359-9882.

Gift-wrapping Fundraiser. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 13 and 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 14. Appalachian Spring will host a gift-wrapping fundraiser for Character Counts. All proceeds from gift-wrapping will go to the Character Counts Coalition. Appalachian Spring is located at Reston Town Center. For more information call 703-435-6512.

AARP Tax Counseling. For adults, 11a.m.-4 p.m. at Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston. No registration required. Call 703-689-2700.

Epilepsy. Reston Epilepsy Group (support group for adults diagnosed with seizure disorders and caregivers) meets on the second Friday of each month from 7-8:30 p.m. at Hunter Mill District Office, North County Government Center, Meeting Room, 12000 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston.

<cal1>Saturday/Feb. 14

<cal2>"Rumplestiltskin." Elden Street Players presents a play for younger audiences at the Industrial Strength Theatre, Herndon at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Cost: $5. Reservations preferred but not required. Call 703-481-5930 Box #3 for more information.

VITA Tax Counseling. Every Saturday in February from 10 a.m.-noon for adults at Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston. No registration required. Call 703-689-2700.

Swing Dance. Valentine's Day Dinner and Swing Dance, with music by Blue Sky 5, at the Holiday Inn Washington Dulles, 1000 Sully Road, Dulles. A beginner swing dance lesson will be taught from 8-9 p.m. and the swing dance will be from 9 p.m. to midnight. Call 202-438-4840 for reservations; tickets will be available at the door if space permits.

Contra Dance. Beginners' workshop at 7:15 p.m., dance from 8-10:45 p.m. Live music by the June Apple Band, with instruction by Susan Taylor. No partner needed. Reston Community Center, 2310 Colts Neck Rd., Reston. Open to all. Workshop free, dance is $6. Dance info: 703-709-9121; Community Center info: 703-476-4500.

Genealogy Workshop. Freedom Hill Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, with members from Reston, will hold a genealogy workshop to assist prospective and current members with documenting lineage to Revolutionary War patriots. Following the workshop, Dr. Chandru Shahani will speak on "The Preservation of Records." Workshop is from 10 a.m.-12 noon; lecture begins approximately at 12:30 p.m. Both events take place at the meeting hall of Trinity Methodist Church on Rte. 123 in McLean. The public is invited to attend. For membership information, call 703-356-2370 or see http://users.erols.com/denwards/.

Art Workshop. Parent/Child Art Workshop with Reston artist Pat Macintyre from 10 a.m.-noon at the Reston Museum, 1639 Washington Plaza at Lake Anne Village Center. $5 donation is requested.

Raccoon Racket. Stories, activities and a craft for ages 3-6 at Herndon Fortnightly Library, 768 Center Street, Herndon. Call to register: 703-437-8855.

<cal1>Sunday, Feb. 15

<cal2>Marcus Belgrave. At 3 p.m., Detroit jazz artist Marcus Belgrave will perform Louis Armstrong classics at the CenterStage. This event is suitable for ages 9 and older. Tickets are $15. Tickets for all CenterStage events may be reserved from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day at the Reston Community Center Information and Service Desk, or purchased in person during Box Office Hours. Payment is required at time of reservation. To make reservations by phone, call the 24-hour Box Office number 703-476-1111.

"Rumplestiltskin." Elden Street Players presents a play for younger audiences at the Industrial Strength Theatre, Herndon at 2 p.m. Cost: $5. Reservations preferred but not required. Call 703-481-5930 Box #3 for more information.

"Conquering Your Capital Gains." Join tax expert Linda DeMarlor as she covers the tax issues on real estate sales, investments and retirement. DeMarlor is the resident tax person for WMAL, lectures on tax law and hosts a weekly radio show on CSPN Washington Journal. Sponsored by the Widowed Persons Service of Northern Virginia. 3:30 p.m., at McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. Free, all welcome. For information, call 703-281-9595.

Disney On Ice. Characters from Disney jungle stories are roaring into town 12-4:30 p.m. The $35 fee includes transportation by charter bus, group leader, and show tickets (no meal included). The Charter bus will be departing from the Herndon Community Center, 814 Ferndale Avenue, Herndon. Check in time is 11:45 p.m., with the bus departing promptly at noon. The registration deadline is Feb. 2. No refunds after Feb. 2. For more information, call the Herndon Community Center at 703-787-7300. $35/person for ages 2 and up.

<cal1>Monday/Feb. 16

<cal2>Practice English. Conversation group for adults learning English, intermediate level at 1 p.m. and beginner's level at 7 p.m. at Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston. Call 703-689-2700. No registration required.

Teddy Bear's Picnic. The Town of Herndon's Department of Parks and Recreation presents "The Teddy Bear's Picnic," with master puppeteer Bob Brown, at 11 a.m. at the Worldgate Nine Movie Theatres for ages 2 to 7. Tickets are $4 in advance; $5 at the door. To order tickets, call 703-435-6868.

<cal1>Tuesday/Feb. 17

<cal2>Book Discussion. Victoria Schmidt will discuss her first novel, "Triumph in Exile", at the Greater Reston Newcomers and Neighbors Club meeting at 12:30 p.m., at the Lake Anne Community Center. Members will share a book exchange with all volumes priced at $0.50 per copy. Guests are welcome. Call Barbara at 703-620-3236.

VITA Tax Counseling. Every Tuesday in February from 6-8 p.m. for adults at Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston. No registration required. Call 703-689-2700.

<cal1>Wednesday/Feb. 18

<cal2>Spanish Chats. Every Wednesday in February at 7 p.m. at Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston. Informal refresher for adults who want to practice Spanish. No registration required. Call 703-689-2700.

Penguin Party. Stories and activities for the whole family at 7:15 p.m. at Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston. Call to register: 703-689-2700.

<cal1>Thursday/Feb. 19

<cal2>Colors! Colors! Stories, activities and a craft for ages 2-3 with adult at 10:30 a.m. at Herndon Fortnightly Library, 768 Center Street, Herndon. Call to register. 703-437-8855.

Family Book Club. Call for this month's book selection. For ages 8 and up at 7:15 p.m. at Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston. Call to register: 703-689-2700.

<cal1>Friday/Feb. 20

<cal2>AARP Tax Counseling. For adults, 11a.m.-4 p.m. at Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston. No registration required. Call 703-689-2700.

<cal1>Saturday/Feb. 21

<cal2>VITA Tax Counseling. Every Saturday in February from 10 a.m.-noon for adults at Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston. No registration required. Call 703-689-2700.

Dance Performance. At 8 p.m., the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company celebrates the diversity of ideas on the immigrant's journey at CenterStage in Reston. Tickets for all CenterStage events may be reserved from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day at the Reston Community Center Information and Service Desk, or purchased in person during Box Office Hours. Payment is required at time of reservation. To make reservations, call 703-476-1111.

Art Workshop. Parent/Child Art Workshop with Reston artist Pat Macintyre from 10 a.m.-noon at the Reston Museum, 1639 Washington Plaza at Lake Anne Village Center. $5 donation is requested.

Music. "Groundhogs, Valentines and Presidents: Folk Songs for February” at the Reston Museum & Shop, 2-4 p.m., with acoustic folk musicians Ralph Lee Smith on traditional dulcimer and Lea Coryell on banjo.

Entertainment. "The Wild Kingdom: A Renaissance Book of Beasts" at 7:30 p.m. offers entertainment for families, with slapstick comedy for the children, tall tales for the adults and music for all. Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for youth, 12 and under. Performances held at the Industrial Strength Theatre, 269 Sunset Park Drive, Herndon. Call 703-435-6868.

"Arthur." Children's character Arthur will be at Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 1851 Fountain Drive, Reston at11 a.m. Free. Call 703-437-9490.

<cal1>Sunday/Feb. 22

<cal2>Book signing. Diane Chamberlain will sign copies of her new book, "Her Mother's Shadow", at 2 p.m. The event will take place at Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 1851 Fountain Drive, Reston. Free. For information call 703-437-9490.