Week in Herndon

Week in Herndon

Introducing Arts Herndon

The Boards of Directors of the Council for the Arts of Herndon (CAH) and the Herndon Foundation for the Cultural Arts (HFCA) have officially joined together as a new organization called Arts Herndon.

Discussions between the two organizations concerning the plan to merge have been taking place over the last two years and they have moved forward into the New Year with a new name, a new board and new opportunities. Arts Herndon is now the official arts organization of the town of Herndon.

The newly elected board, consisting of members from both previous organizations, include:

Michael O’Reilly, president; Pat Macintyre, vice president; Sharon Nachman, treasurer; Peggy O’Reilly, secretary; board members Harlon Reece (Past president of Council for the Arts of Herndon and the Herndon Foundation for the Cultural Arts), Cesar del Aguila, and Laura Readyoff (past Secretary to the Board of the Council for the Arts of Herndon)

NextStop Seeks Production Proposals During Hiatus

NextStop Theatre Company in Herndon is accepting proposals for their new Summer Dark Nights Series. During July and August, NextStop Theatre will take a hiatus from major productions, in preparation for the start of their 2016/2017 season in September. During this time, the company will open its theater space to provide unaffiliated groups and individual artists with a rent-free venue to present their own work on a professional stage.

NextStop encourages artists from all arts disciplines to consider submitting proposals for everything from staged readings to dance performances and beyond. Following the open submission period, NextStop will select the most exciting proposals and contact their representatives for one-on-one proposal discussions. Final selections will be announced on April 15. For more information, go to http://www.nextstoptheatre.org/.

Herndon MOMS Club to Discuss Family Wills and Trusts

The MOMS Club of Herndon will host monthly meeting on Thursday, Feb. 18, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Trinity Presbyterian Church (651 Dranesville Road, Herndon). All Herndon, Va. (zip codes 20170 and 20171) stay-at-home mothers and their children are encouraged to attend. Rebecca Geller from The Geller Law Group will speak about wills, trusts, and other family legal needs. For more information or to RSVP, contact: Stephanie Talberg, Membership VP at herndon_moms_info@yahoo.com.

Girls on the Run Spring Registration Open

Girls on the Run of Northern Virginia is registering girls in third through eighth grade for its curriculum-based after school program. By using a curriculum that creatively integrates running with life lessons, Girls on the Run of Northern Virginia supports girls in developing the confidence and character they need to become strong, healthy women.

In Herndon, Spring 2016 teams will be hosted at Floris Elementary, Fox Mill Elementary and Lutie Lewis Coates Elementary.

Girls on the Run NOVA offers discounts for active duty and retired military families as well as families registering two or more siblings. Financial aid is also available based on household income.

Families can register on the Girls on the Run NOVA website, www.gotrnova.org, until Feb. 29. For a list of participating schools, visit http://gotrnova.org/families#join-a-team.