Reston Art Gallery and Studios at Lake Anne Plaza presents "Using Up Ink," works by Maggie Stewart, on display from July 3-Aug. 4. A reception will be held Sunday, July 11, from 2-4 p.m. The gallery located at 11400 Washington Plaza. Call 703-481-8156 for more information. Gallery open from noon-5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays and noon-2:30 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays.
Frying Pan Park's Mini Farmers' Market takes place every Wednesday, from 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m., through October. Farm-fresh fruit, baked goods, garden-grown vegetables and potted plants and herbs are available for purchase. The markets are held in front of the Country Store at the park, located at 2709 West Ox Road, Herndon. For more directions, visit the Web site, www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/fpp/directions.htm or call 703-437-9101.
Herndon resident and George Mason University senior Lisa McCarty completes her year-long internship with McLean Project for the Arts with "The Question of Abstract Art," an exhibition that she has curated concerning abstract art's authenticity as a functioning concept. Works of art by artists from George Mason University, Marymount University, the Corcoran School of Art and Design and American University are included in the exhibition in the Ramp Gallery. This exhibition is on display from June 17-July 31 at the McLean Project for the Arts, located in the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. For more information, call 703-790-0123.
"Generations," a father-son art exhibition by Michael C. Mendez and John Mendez, will be in the Reston Community Center at Hunters Woods from June 16-July 31.Ê
Acrylic paintings by Reston artist Nancy Novick will be on display at Touchstone Gallery, 406 7th St. N.W., Washington, D.C., now through July 3. The gallery is open Wednesday through Friday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 12-5 p.m. Call 202-347-2787 or e-mail email@example.com for more information.
Reston Art Gallery and Studios will host the exhibit "Summer Solstice," now through July 1, Lake Anne Plaza, 1400 Washington Plaza, Reston. The gallery is open noon-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, and noon to 2:30 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays. Eleven artists will show works depicting summer memories in various media. Call 703-481-8156 for more information.
The League of Reston Artists presents a Contemporary Fine Arts Exhibition sponsored by the University of Phoenix Northern Virginia Campus. This exhibition features the Rough Edge Photography of experimental Mississippi artist James W. Bailey now through July 10. The exhibit is free and open to the public Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., at the University of Phoenix, Northern Virginia Campus, 11730 Plaza America Drive, Suite 200, Reston. For directions, see the LRAÕs Web site at http://www.leagueofrestonartists.org.
Train for the Marine Corps Marathon to raise awareness and funds for multiple sclerosis. Each runner pays an $80 registration fee, which counts towards their commitment to raise $1,500 in pledges. Benefits the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, National Capital Chapter. A limited number of spots in the program are still available. The Marine Corps Marathon will take place Sunday, Oct. 31. Call 202-296-5363, visit www.MSandYou.org or e-mail MarathonStrides@MSandYOU.org for more information.
The Greater Reston Arts Center (GRACE), in collaboration with the Market Street Bar and Grill at the Reston Hyatt, is presenting an exhibition featuring Liang Wei. The exhibition, consisting of floral and bird images executed in watercolor and ink, is on display now through July 5.
Frying Pan Park. Farm animals at Kidwell Farm, open from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., daily. Sheep, pigs, goats and cows. Pet the animals, take a hay ride or watch farm hands at work. Daily hay rides, held Monday-Saturday, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., weather permitting, cost $2. Frying Pan Park is located at 2709 West Ox Road, Herndon. Call 703-437-9101.
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.
Open Poetry Readings. Lake Anne Coffee House, Lake Anne Village Center Shopping Center, Reston, every Tuesday, from 7-9 p.m. 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. Lunch time meals are available with one-day advance notice on a sliding-fee scale. The center welcomes new participants. Contact director Tara Fitzpatrick at 703-481-4200, TTY 703-222-9693 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit www.fairfaxcounty.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 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.
Wood Shop. Reston Community Center's open wood shop meets Tuesdays, 6-10 p.m. and Saturdays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. The wood shop offers workspace and has equipment such as table saws, sanders, drills, worktables and a lathe. The wood shop is located at the Reston Community Center, Hunters Woods. The wood shop fee is $5 for people who live or work in Reston and $7 for others. The Reston Community Center is located at 2310 Colts Neck Road in Reston. Call 703-476-4500 (TTY).