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Week in Herndon

MOMS Club to Host Relationship Roundtable

The MOMS Club® of Herndon will host a Relationship Roundtable on Thursday, Feb. 20, 10 a.m. – Noon at Trinity Presbyterian Church (615 Dranesville Rd, Herndon). Guest speakers Elizabeth Mahoney and Irene Burkett will lead an open discussion on ways to strengthen your relationship with your spouse or partner. Topics to be addressed include: common barriers to communication, effective communication techniques, and stress reduction methods. All Herndon, VA (zip codes 20170 and 20171) stay at-home mothers are encouraged to join this free event.

Elizabeth Mahoney is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and mother of two who runs a private practice in Chantilly. Her primary focus and expertise is couples and family therapy. She also addresses a multitude of mental health disorders through her work with adults and adolescents. Irene Burkett is a pre-licensed Marriage and Family therapist and mother of two.

For more information or to RSVP contact: Tomoko Azuma, Membership VP at Herndon_moms_info@yahoo.com.

MOMS Club to Host March of Dimes Fundraiser

The MOMS Club® of Herndon will host a Pub Night fundraising event to benefit the March of Dimes® on Thursday, Feb. 27, 6 – 9 p.m. at O'Sullivan's Irish Pub (754 Elden St. Suite 102 Herndon). Proceeds from food and beverage purchases during this event will benefit the March of Dimes®. In addition, a raffle and live music provided by DC-area rock band A Beautiful Noise will keep the evening light and lively. This event is free and open to the general public.

"We are very excited to sponsor this event," says Holly Greene, President of the MOMS Club® of Herndon. " We encourage all those in our local community to come out and join us for a fun evening of drinks, good food, and great music, all while supporting a wonderful cause."

For more information or to RSVP contact: Tomoko Azuma, Membership VP at Herndon_moms_info@yahoo.com.

ArtSpace Hires New Executive Director

Lawrence Verbiest has been named executive director of ArtSpace Herndon. On Jan. 8, the Herndon Foundation for the Cultural Arts’ board of directors voted to offer the position to Verbiest. He accepted the position and began work on Jan. 21.

Verbiest acquired extensive leadership and management experience while serving a 22-year career as an officer in the U.S. Army and as a consultant managing large program management contracts during the past 8 years. Verbiest also has considerable writing and speaking experience, strong technical skills, experience managing large budgets, and has worked with staff and volunteers across a range of age groups, backgrounds and levels of expertise.

Verbiest holds several degrees: master in public administration, focus in strategic management from Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government; master of arts, international policy studies from Stanford University; and bachelor of science, field of study in modern American history from the U.S. Military Academy, West Point.

ArtSpace Herndon exhibitions and receptions are free and open to the public. Some events have a nominal fee. Visit www.ArtSpaceHerndon.org for the gallery’s hours, location, and exhibition and events schedule.