Entertainment Calendar: Reston, Herndon

Entertainment Calendar: Reston, Herndon

Editor’s Note: Be aware that many events could be cancelled as precaution to the spread of COVID-19. Please check before heading to events.

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AARP Tax-Aide Program. Now thru April 14. At RCC Hunters Woods, 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston. Tuesdays: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.; Thursdays: 4:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.; and Saturdays: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Free. For taxpayers with low and moderate incomes with special attention to those 60 and older. AARP’s Tax-Aide program was created nearly 40 years ago to assist older adults as well as persons with low and middle incomes in successfully navigating the tax code. All tax preparation is free and confidential. For more information, contact the Lifelong Learning Program Director, Casmera Lebron at 703-390-6157.

Wednesday/March 18

Legacies: A Chinese Mosaic. 10 a.m. At Scrawl Books, 11911 Freedom Drive, Reston. New members are joining the Wednesday Morning Book Club each month to discuss memoirs and biographies of fascinating people from both the past and present. This month, readers will discuss Legacies: A Chinese Mosaic by Bette Bao Lord, who was born in China, raised in America, authored the bestselling novel Spring Moon, is wife of a former American ambassador to China, and was a resident in Beijing during the "China Spring" of 1989. All are welcome to attend.

Navigating the Digital World. 6-8:15 p.m. At South Lakes High School, 11400 South Lakes Dr., Reston. Support your family in navigating the digital world and a screening of “LIKE.”

March 19-21

”Singin’ in the Rain.” 7:30 p.m. At Dominion High School, 21326 Augusta Drive, Sterling. Cost: $10 adults $5 students.

March 20-21

Open Auditions. Friday 7-9 p.m.; Saturday noon to 3:30 p.m. At Sterling Community Center, 120 Enterprise Street, Sterling. Open auditions for the Sterling Playmakers’ production of “The Laramie Project” to be presented in June. For ages 16-plus. More information at: https://sterlingplaymakers.org/events/the-laramie-project/

Saturday/March 21

Bikes for the World Event. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. At St. Anne’s Episcopal Church, 1700 Wainwright Drive, Reston. Bikes in any condition will be accepted as long as they’re repairable and not rusted out; non-working bikes can be used for parts. Bikes will be prepared onsite for shipping around the U.S. and the world. A suggested donation of $10 per bike is requested to help deliver the bicycle. Contact Sarah Murphy at sarahkeyesmurphy@gmail.com. Visit the website: bikesfortheworld.org

Reduced Shakespeare Company’s Hamlet’s Big Adventure. 3 p.m. and 9 p.m. At Reston Community Center, 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston. In this hilarious (and completely fictional) prequel to Hamlet, nothing is rotten in the state of Denmark. There’s laughter and joy and music and more laughter as teenage Hamlet leaps into action in this Washington, DC-area, premiere. Written and Directed by Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor. Cost is $25 Reston/$35 Non-Reston.

Beethoven’s Birthday Bash. 7:30-9:30 p.m. At UCP Reston, 11508 North Shore Drive, Reston. The Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Greater Washington performs Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Trio in E-flat Major, Op. 1, No. 1 and Septet in E-flat Major, Op. 20. Cost is Adults: $30; Seniors: $25; Students: $20; Children free. Visit the website: http://www.pacodc.org.

Sunday/March 22

Woman Suffragist Presentation. 1 p.m. At Herndon Depot Museum, 717 Lynn Street, Herndon. In honor of Women’s History Month the Herndon Historical Society presents: “Mr. President – How Long must Women wait for Liberty?” By Lynne Garvey-Hodge (aka, Suffragist Mrs. Robert Walker). The Depot will be open from noon until 3 p.m. Donations for this presentation will be accepted.

Tuesdays/March 24

Appraisal Roadshow. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. At RA Headquarters, 12001 Sunrise Valley Dr., Reston. The Appraisal Roadshow delivers a treasure hunt experience in a fun, educational and rewarding forum. Bring one personal item such as jewelry, coins, timepieces, porcelain, artwork or other heirlooms, and the appraisal experts will educate the audience with interesting facts and information on what it is, what it’s worth and what you can do with your treasure. Private appointments with the experts may be scheduled after the show. Fee: $15/RA members; $18/non-member.

Wednesday/March 25

Trip to See Second City. 7-10:30 p.m. Bus pickup at RA Headquarters, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston. Comedy legends, The Second City, return to the Barns at Wolf Trap with an all-new, all-hilarious show that will leave you laughing…funny ‘cause it’s true. From searing social satire to poking fun at pop culture, you won't want to miss Second City's hallmark mashup of sketch comedy and world famous improv, including audience participation. No two shows are ever the same! Show begins at 8 p.m. Cost is $52/RA members; $59/non-members.

March 26-28

”Singin’ in the Rain.” 7:30 p.m. At Dominion High School, 21326 Augusta Drive, Sterling. Cost: $10 adults $5 students.

Saturday/March 28

National Capital Open Tae Kwon Do Championship. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. At South Lakes High School, 11400 South Lakes Drive, Reston. H. K. Lee Academy of Tae Kwon Do of Herndon will host the 2020 National Capital Open Tae Kwon Do Championship. This event attracts approximately 1,500 people, including competitors, coaches, officials, special guests and spectators. All proceeds from spectator admissions will benefit the South Lakes High School Athletic Booster Club and is one of the Club’s largest fund-raisers. Cost is $10. Visit the weparkbsite: https://hkleetkdfamily.com/2020-natl-capitol-open

Inova Loudoun Hospital Open House. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. At Inova Loudoun Hospital, 44045 Riverside Parkway, Leesburg. North Tower “Opening Day” community open house. Activities: sneak peek tours of the Tower, exploring the Inova Children’s Hospital ambulance, VR baseball games, crafts, meet the

Washington Nationals' mascots. Free. Visit the website: inova.org/LoudounTower

Sunday/March 29

Local Author Spotlight. 2 p.m. At Scrawl Books, 11911 Freedom Drive, Reston. Meet professional writers from the community. Authors Ridley Nelson, Mary Elizabeth Ames, Greg Drost, Bryant Johnson and Mike and Christina Puterbaugh represent a variety of genres and talents. They will introduce their books, discuss the different aspects of publishing and offer a local perspective on the industry.

Lúnasa with special guest Malinda. 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. At Reston Community Center, 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston. Lúnasa represents a gathering of some of the top musical talents in Ireland. Joining this Reston favorite is rising star Malinda, a singer, songwriter and actress. Cost is $25 Reston/$35 Non-Reston.

March 30-31

Dare to Lead Workshop. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. At Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce, 1886 Metro Center Drive, Suite 150, Reston. Attend a Dare to Lead workshop based on Brené Brown’s groundbreaking research led by a certified Daring Way facilitator–one of only a few such facilitators in the world. A Dare to Lead workshop includes facilitation, self-reflection, practical activities, and short videos hosted by Brené on four teachable, observable, and measurable courage building skills. Cost is $995 (includes materials, lunch, snacks). To register: imperative-dimensions.com or email lsharon@imperative-dimensions.com or call 703-232-9673.

Tuesday/March 31

History of the African American Spirituals. 1 p.m. At the Reston Community Center, Colts Neck Road, Reston. The U.S. Spokesman for the African American Spirituals as a National Treasure will share songs of how slave ancestors embedded their oral history into spirituals for safekeeping. Lunch will be provided. Adults. (R.)

Saturday/April 18

32nd Annual Potomac River Watershed Cleanup. 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Hosted by the Alice Ferguson Foundation, 2001 Bryan Point Rd, Accokeek. The Annual Potomac River Watershed Cleanup has become a catalyst for progress that ignites people’s interest and passion for the environment and community action. The largest regional event of its kind, the Cleanup provides a transforming experience that engages residents and community leaders and generates momentum for change.The Potomac River Watershed Cleanup has grown from a small shoreline cleanup at Piscataway National Park to a watershed wide network. What started as a few cleanup events along the Potomac River is now a regional event spanning Maryland, Virginia, the District of Columbia, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania. If you can't make this date or location check out PotomacCleanup.org to find another cleanup near you.

More Ongoing

Trivia Night at Crafthouse. Tuesdays, 8-10 p.m. at Crafthouse, 1888 Explorer St., Reston. Call 571-926-9931 or visit crafthouseusa.com for more.

Karaoke at Crafthouse. Wednesdays, 8-10 p.m. at Crafthouse, 1888 Explorer St., Reston. Call 571-926-9931 or visit crafthouseusa.com for more.

The Elden Street Tea Shop. Saturdays in ArtSpace Herndon, 750 Center St., Herndon. Sip tea and enjoy a variety of locally made snacks and pastries while enjoying the latest art installations in the gallery. Visit www.eldenstreettea.com.

Small Business Support Sundays. Visit independent stores and restaurants, and those that support small businesses at Reston Town Center, offering specials, discounts, tastings, and localized treats every Sunday. Visit SmallBusinessSupportSundays.com.

All-comers' Group Fun Run. Thursdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Potomac River Running, Reston Town Center, 11900 Market St., Reston. For beginners or competitive runners, come out for a fun, low-key run that is safe and social. Call 703-689-0999 or visit www.potomacriverrunning.com/reston/.

Over-40 Softball League. A Fairfax-based league is looking for enough players to form another team. Players must be at last 40 years of age to be eligible. All games are doubleheaders - played on Sundays at Bready Park in Herndon between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. If interested, email skeduman@aol.com for more.