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Ongoing Calendar

Ongoing Events

<cal2>Play. The Elden Street Players presents "The Trestle at Pope Lick Creek" by Naomi Wallace now through Feb. 14. For ticket reservations, call 703-481-5930. Tickets are $14 for plays, $17 for musicals with a $3 discount for students and senior citizens. The Elden Street Players perform at the Town of Herndon's Industrial Strength Theatre, 269 Sunset Business Park Drive, Herndon.

Art Exhibit. “Rough Edge Photography” of experimental Mississippi artist, James W. Bailey. now through April 9. League of Reston Artists/University of Phoenix Northern Virginia Campus Contemporary Art Exhibition. University of Phoenix, Northern Virginia Campus, 11730 Plaza America Drive, Suite 200, Reston. Exhibit open during regular business hours Monday - Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.. This exhibit is free and open to the public.

Art Exhibition. The Greater Reston Art Center (GRACE), in collaboration with the Market Street Bar and Grill at the Reston Hyatt, will present an exhibition featuring Roberta Thole, oil and mixed media paintings. This exhibit runs through April 4. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday 12-5 p.m. GRACE is located in the Reston Town Center at 11911 Freedom Drive, Suite 110. See www.restonarts.org

Art Mural. The Imagine '06 mural in Herndon is ongoing with the help artistic leader Pat Macintyre. The artist will be on site most Sundays, from noon-3 p.m. The community is invited to add brush strokes. Call Pat at 703-471-1445 or e-mail pckmacintyre@meda.com, for more information.

Art Show opening. "Explorations '04", with 11 participating artists now through Feb. 29 at Reston Art Gallery, Lake Anne Center, 11400 Washington Plaza West, Reston. Call 703-481-8156. Open Saturday and Sunday 12-5 p.m. Weekday by chance or appointment.

Frying Pan Park. Farm animals babies and Kidwell Farm, from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., daily. Sheep, pigs, goats and cows. Pet the animals, take a hayride or watch farm hands at work. Hayrides cost $2. The park is located at 2709 West Ox Road, Herndon. Call 703-437-9101.

GRACE Show. The Greater Reston Art Center (GRACE) presents "Connections: GRACE, Art and Architecture" through Feb. 28. The exhibit features individual works, primarily in architecture and its related fields. Call 703-471-9242.

Gymside & Trailside Walkers. Join other seniors at the Herndon Community Center, 814 Ferndale Ave., for exercise, indoor or outdoor, Monday-Friday, 7:30-9 a.m. No fee, but first-time walkers need to register. Call 703-435-6868.

Internet Training. Herndon Fortnightly Library, 768 Center St., every Saturday, at 10:30 a.m. Adults. Call for a half-hour appointment at 703-437-8855. Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive. Adults. Call for an appointment at 703-689-2700.

Jasmine Art Exhibit. The Jasmine Cafe, 1633-A Washington Plaza, (Lake Ann Plaza) will show the work of Pam Coulter Blehert through the end of January. An illustrator, cartoonist and oil painter, the award-winning artist currently works as a technical writer and computer graphics artist and conducts an oil/acrylic workshop Wednesday evenings at the Reston Community Center. Her work can be seen at www.blehert.com.

Market Street Bar & Grill Exhibit. The Greater Reston Art Center (GRACE) presents Roberta Thole in the Market Street Bar and Grill located in the Hyatt at Reston Town Center. The show featuring oil and mixed media paintings runs through April 4. Call 703-471-9242.

MOMS Club. The MOMS Club of Reston is a non-profit group for stay-at-home moms. Meetings are held the second Wednesday of every month at 10 a.m. Call 703-860-4289, e-mail restonmoms@comcast.net or visit www.momsclub.org.

Mother's First. Support group for women making the transition from careers to at-home motherhood. Activities include lectures, field trips, moms night out and more Meetings are held at 10 a.m. the first and second Wednesdays at the Herndon Fortnightly Library. Call 703-827-5922.

Open Poetry Readings. Lake Anne Coffee House, Lake Anne Village Center Shopping Center, Reston, every Tuesday, from 7-9 p.m. For more information, contact Megan McDonald at 202-879-0517 (days).

Parent and Child Workshop. Drop in from 10 a.m.-noon, every Saturday at the Reston Museum at Lake Anne. Led by local artist Pat Macintyre. No charge, no pre sign-up. Call the museum at 703-709-7700, or call Pat at 703-471-1445 (work), or 703-860-5554 (home).

Practice English. Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, hosts conversation groups for adults. Mondays, at 7 p.m. (intermediate level); Thursdays, at 7 p.m. (beginner's course); and Thursdays, at 1 p.m. (intermediate). Call to register at 703-689-2700.

Senior Center. Fairfax County seniors 55 years of age or older are invited to participate in a variety of activities (such as strength training, Tai Chi, low impact aerobics and line dancing) at the Reston-Herndon Senior Center, 1850 Cameron Glen Drive, Suite 200, in Reston. Most activities are free of charge. Transportation may be available. Lunchtime meals are available with one day advance notice on a sliding fee scale. The center is welcoming new participants. Contact director Tara Fitzpatrick at 703-481-4200, TTY 703-222-9693 or via e-mail at tara.fitzpatrick@fairfaxcounty.gov. Visit www.fairraxcounty.gov/rec and go to senior services.

Senior Trips. The Reston Association sponsors trips throughout the year for people 55 and better. For upcoming dates and to get on the mailing list, call 703-435-6577.

Skating Pavilion. Equity Office Skating Pavilion at Reston Town Center is open for the season, daily for skating and lessons. Call 703-709-6300. Visit www.restontowncenter.com.

Spanish Chats. Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston, every Wednesday, at 7 p.m. Informal refresher course for adults. Call 703-689-2700.

Woodshop. Reston Community Center's open woodshop meets Tuesdays 6-10 p.m. and Saturdays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. The woodshop offers ample workspace and has equipment such as table saws, sanders, drills, worktables and a lathe. In addition to a large and well-lit workspace and access to professional tools, the open woodshop enables crafters at all levels of skill to draw inspiration and advice from their fellow woodworkers. The woodshop is located at the Reston Community Center, Hunters Woods. The woodshop fee is $5 for people who live or work in Reston and $7 for all others. The Reston Community Center is located at 2310 Colts Neck Road in Reston. Registration is not required for this program. For directions or more information, call 703-476-4500 (TTY).

YAWEH (You are Welcome Here) meets at Washington Plaza Church in the sanctuary the first Sunday of each month from 6:30-7:30 p.m. for a Christian discussion group reinforcing God’s love for the GLBTQ community and the people who love them. The discussion is led by Pastor Sandi John and Minister of Music Dean Jenkins. The gathering is an informal time of worship, instruction and fellowship. For more information, call the church office at 703-471-5225, email Pastor@WashingtonPlazaChurch.com and/or see our website www.WashingtonPlazaChurch.com for directions.