Community Notes, April 23-29

Community Notes, April 23-29

Send announcements to or call 703-917-6449. Deadline is Friday.

Volunteers from the Orphan Foundation of America (OFA), troops from the Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital (GSCNC), and employees of Oracle Corporation will join forces on April 25 and 26 at Oracle’s headquarters in Reston, assembling care packages full of Girl Scout cookies and items donated by the business community for thousands of college students aging out of the U.S. foster care system.

Reston Association is seeking volunteers to participate in the Weed Warriors Program this spring. Help restore Reston’s forests to their natural state. Meet at the corner of Putter Lane and North Shore Drive in Reston on Saturday, April 26. Volunteers will begin reforesting this parcel and removing any remaining invasives. To volunteer contact Ha Brock, RA volunteer coordinator, at 703-435-7986 or email Visit

Reston Festival seeks volunteer party planners and sponsors. Help plan the festival, which will take place July 12 and 13 at Reston Town Center. Energetic people of all ages are needed to brainstorm ideas and organize activities (for children and adults), entertainment and logistics. To volunteer or be a sponsor, send contact information to or call the Reston Festival Hotline at 703-435-7989. For more information, see

Belly Dance performances at La Kasbah Moroccan Restaurant, 11424 Washington Plaza, Reston, every Wednesday and Sunday, 7:30 p.m., and every Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m. Call 703-707-0733 or visit

Children’s art workshops at the Reston Museum,1629 Washington Plaza, 10 a.m.-noon every Saturday. Free make and take projects, themed for the seasons, with artist Pat Macintyre. Call 703-709-7700.

Run, jog or walk with Body by Geoff, every Saturday, 8 a.m. Free. Meet at Body By Geoff, 1609 Washington Plaza, Reston. Call 703-464-5559.

Live music at Lake Anne: every Saturday, 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Jasmine Café, 1633 Washington Plaza, 703-471-9114; and every Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 9 p.m. at Tavern on the Lake, 1617 Washington Plaza, 703-471-0121.

Chinese Conversation 5-6 p.m. at the Reston Community Center Hunters Woods, 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston, every Sunday. Call 571-225-7697.

Mothers First — Herndon/Reston is a nonprofit support organization helping women transition from careers to at-home motherhood. Meetings are first and second Wednesdays at 10 a.m. at the Herndon Fortnightly Library, 768 Center St., Herndon. Contact 703-827-5922 or

Latin Movement Classes at Dance With Me Ballroom Dance Studio. No partner needed. Cuban motion, free style dancing and dance styling taught plus a fun exercise. Drop-in every Sunday, 2-3 p.m. Cost is $20 per person. The studio is located at the border of Reston and Herndon at 251 Sunset Park Drive. Visit or call 703-444-3061.