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Art Show. Valentine art show and second anniversary party plus grand opening of Champion Title of Reston at National Realty and Creative Home Art Gallery featuring new works by more than 30 artists. Food courtesy of Qdoba Mexican Restaurant and Vie de France of Reston. In the offices of National Realty at 2100 Reston Parkway, Reston, at the intersection of Reston Parkway and South Lakes Drive, enter from South Lakes Drive. Open house 5-8 p.m. Call Mandi or Annie at 703-860-4600. Creative Home Gallery is a gallery of
Original Art and Photography.
Valentine's Dance At RCC. Celebrate Valentine's Day at a social dance. Reston Community Center Hunters Woods from 8 p.m. to midnight, and spend an elegant evening doing ballroom and swing dancing with your Valentine. Light refreshments. Smoke and alcohol-free environment. $5 per person. For directions, or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact the Reston Community Center at 703-476-4500 (V/TTY) or visit www.restoncommunitycenter.com. The Reston Community Center, Hunters Woods, 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston.
Valentine Tea. Young ladies, 8 years old and up, are invited to bring their American Girl doll or other doll for a Valentine tea. Learn about the history of Valentine’s Day, see old-fashioned Valentines on display and make a Valentine for a special someone. Reservations required by Feb. 8. Cost $15/young lady. 2-3:30 p.m., at Colvin Run Mill. Call 703-759-2771.
Valentine's Tea Dance At RCC. Take Your Valentine to a Tea Dance at Reston Community Center. Swing, sway and dance your cares away at the Reston Community Center's Senior Academy Tea Dance. Dancers of all skill levels are invited to fox-trot, swing, cha-cha and waltz while our disc jockey and dance instructor, Michael Rye, leads you through three mini dance lessons during the two-hour session from 2:30 -4:30 p.m. Mini dance lessons, door prizes and Valentine's Day treats and decorations included; partners are not required. Admission is $3 per person and the dance is intended for persons age 55 or older. Future dances will be will be March 13, April 10 and May 8. To request a reasonable accommodation, contact the Reston Community Center at 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. Visit the Web site at www.restoncommunitycenter.com.
Children's Valentine's Party. At the Herndon Community Center, 10 a.m.-noon. Includes making homemade valentines, playing games, listening to music, as well as homemade punch and lots of valentine sweets. Preregistration is required, there are only 30 spaces available. Fee is $7 per child. Call 703-435-6868.
Happy Valentine’s Day. At 10:30 a.m. Stories and activities at Reston Regional Library 703-689-2700. All ages.
Valentine’s Concert. Celebrate Valentine's Day with an evening of light classical and popular music selections played by a small ensemble of 12 students from the Langston Hughes Middle School's Advanced Orchestra. The performance, which is free and suitable for all ages, will take place at 7 p.m., at the Jo Ann Rose Gallery, in the Reston Community Center Lake Anne. Light Valentine's Day refreshments will be provided. Contact Eileen Boone, Reston Community Center, at 703-648-2835 or Ashleigh Soloff, Reston Association, at 703-435-6577. The Reston Community Center at Lake Anne is located at 1609 Washington Plaza in Reston, near the intersection of Village Road and North Shore Drive. To request a reasonable accommodation, call the Reston Community Center, Lake Anne at 703-689-3550.