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EDITOR'S NOTE: Many events listed have been cancelled or postponed due to the snow storm on Saturday, Dec. 19. Check the status of the event you want to attend by calling the contact number or visiting the web site where available.

<b>Saturday/Dec. 19</b>

Santa’s Workshop. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Herndon Community Center, 814 Ferndale Ave., Herndon. Holiday fun for children ages 3 and up, to include a visit with Santa, holiday tattoos, games and lunch. $7 per child, $3 per adult (if eating lunch). 703-787-7300 or www.herndon-va.gov.

Colvin Run Christmas Ball. 9 p.m. at Colvin Run Schoolhouse, 10201 Colvin Run Rd., Great Falls. Live music by The Helmut Licht band. $15 dance, $5 lesson. 703-795-2003 or www.colvinrun.org.

A Rockapella Holiday. 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. George Mason University Concert Hall, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. $21-$42. Youth through grade 12 half price. Pre-Performance Discussion held 45 minutes prior to the performance. 703-993-8794.

The Prisoner of Zenda. 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. at 1st Stage, 1524 Spring Hill Road, Tysons Corner. $25 adults, $15 students. www.1stStageSpringHill.org/zenda.

Elden Street Players in It's A Wonderful Life. 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. At Industrial Strength Theatre, 269 Sunset Park Drive, Herndon. $10, $7 age 10 and under. www.eldenstreetplayers.org or 703-481-5930.

A Holiday Celebration at Reston Museum: The 45th Anniversary of Reston Pioneers Arrival & Lake Anne Lights Walk. 4:30 p.m. at 1639 Washington Plaza, Reston. Meet some of Reston's original residents, hear and share stories of moving to Reston, and how it was back in the day. Watch a short video featuring first resident Julia Rogers. Refreshments and hot drinks provided. Starting around 5:30, walk around Lake Anne to view holiday lights, then return to the museum for carols. Dress warmly and bring flashlights for the walk. www.restonmuseum.org or 703-709-7700.

The League of Reston Artists Bluejeans and Bowties Holiday Party. 6-9 p.m. at Camden Dulles Station, 2330 Dulles Station Blvd., Herndon. Guests are encouraged to enter the "Edible Art" contest. Over 300 pieces of art on display in addition to artists selling small gift items. Canned food donations for Reston Interfaith will be collected. 202-607-6223 or www.leagueofrestonartists.org.

Christmas Party for Kids. 12:30-3:30 p.m. at Jimmy’s Old Town Tavern, 697 Spring St., Old Town Herndon. Photos with Santa, coloring and crafts, TeGee’s Dance Party, sing-a-long and more. $11.95 per child; all children must be accompanied by an adult. Reservations encouraged, space limited. 703-435-JIMS or www.jimmystavern.com.

<b>Sunday/Dec. 20</b>

The Prisoner of Zenda. 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at 1st Stage, 1524 Spring Hill Road, Tysons Corner. $25 adults, $15 students. www.1stStageSpringHill.org/zenda.

Elden Street Players in It's A Wonderful Life. 2:30 p.m. At Industrial Strength Theatre, 269 Sunset Park Drive, Herndon. $10, $7 age 10 and under. www.eldenstreetplayers.org or 703-481-5930.

Musical Winter Solstice Celebration. 3:30 p.m. at 2854 Hunter Mill Road, Oakton. Bob Brown Puppets, the South Lakes High School Choir, native flutes, drumming and bag pipes, followed by a solstice celebration ceremony will be held beneath the moon around a bonfire, weather permitting. EcoStewardsAlliance.Org or MaureenESA@Gmail.com.

<b>Monday/Dec. 21</b>

Book Club. 7:30 p.m. at Reston’s Used Book Shop, Lake Anne Village Center, 1609 Washington Plaza, Reston. www.lakeanneplaza.com

<b>Tuesday/Dec. 22</b>

Live from Gran Teatre Del Liceu, Barcelona: Verdi’s Il Trovatore. Transmitted live at 12 p.m., with a delayed broadcast at 7:30 p.m. At the Worldgate 9 Theatres, 13025 Worldgate Drive, Herndon. Conducted by Marco Armiliato, directed by Gilbert Deflo, starring Fiorenza Cedolins and Marco Berti. $25. 703-318-9290 or www.operaincinema.com.

Rocknoceros Tunes for Tots. 7 p.m. at Sunset Hills Montessori School, 11180 Ridge Heights Road, Reston. Holiday classics, songs from Pink! and more. $7 per person. Light refreshments. www.sunsethillsmontessori.com

Colvin Run Community Center Weekly Dance. 7 p.m. at Colvin Run Schoolhouse, 10201 Colvin Run Road, Great Falls. $10. www.colvinrun.org.

Holiday Preschool Storytime. 11 a.m. Herndon Fortnightly Library, 768 Center St., Herndon. Age 2-5 with adult. 703-437-8855.

ESL Adult Group Conversation. 11 a.m. Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston. 703-689-2700.

<b>Saturday/Dec. 26</b>

The Prisoner of Zenda. 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. at 1st Stage, 1524 Spring Hill Road, Tysons Corner. $25 adults, $15 students. www.1stStageSpringHill.org/zenda.

<b>Sunday/Dec. 27</b>

The Prisoner of Zenda. 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at 1st Stage, 1524 Spring Hill Road, Tysons Corner. $25 adults, $15 students. www.1stStageSpringHill.org/zenda.

<b>Tuesday/Dec. 29</b>

Bob Brown’s Snow Show Puppet Performance. 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. at Frying Pan Farm Park Visitor Center, 2739 West Ox Road, Herndon. $4 per person, pre-paid reservations recommended. 703-437-9101.

Colvin Run Community Center Weekly Dance. 7 p.m. at Colvin Run Schoolhouse, 10201 Colvin Run Road, Great Falls. $10. www.colvinrun.org.

ESL Adult Group Conversation. 11 a.m. Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston. 703-689-2700.

<b>Thursday/Dec. 31</b>

New Year’s Eve Open House. 5 p.m.-1 a.m. at ArtSpace Herndon, 750 Center Street, Herndon. Family event featuring film, music, dancing, bonfire, refreshments. Alcohol-free. Free. 703-956-6590 or www.artspaceherndon.com.

New Year’s Eve Capital Hospice Benefit. 8:30 p.m. at The Waterford, 6715 Commerce St., Springfield. Food, open bar, live entertainment and a silent auction. $110 per person. All proceeds benefit nonprofit Capital Hospice. Reserve at 703-531-6209 or www.capitalhospice.org.

New Year’s Eve Gala. At Jimmy’s Old Town Tavern, 697 Spring St., Old Town Herndon. 5-6 p.m. early seating $29.95, 8-9 p.m. late seating $39.95. Children’s pricing available for early seating. DJ and dancing, party favors, Champagne toast at midnight. Reserve at 703-435-JIMS or www.jimmystavern.com.