Jan. 10: Karate Kids
Karate for Kids: Join us in karate to gain powerful tools for self-defense, inner-strength and a strong, healthy body. From 5 to 5:45 at Oakton Library. Ages 4 and up. Free. For more information, call 703-242-4020.
Also on Friday:
Passport to Fun: Travel the world exploring different languages and cultures through crafts and games with the Chantilly High School Language Honor Societies. From 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Chantilly Regional Library. Ages 5-12. Free. Register online. For more information, call 703-502-3883.
Campfire Fridays: A campfire, s’mores, animals and so much more! We cover a different topic and different area of the park at each campfire. From 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Hidden Pond Nature Center. Ages 3 and up. $10 per person. Register online. For more information, call 703-451-9588.
Jan. 11: Fancy Florals
Floral Design Workshop: Certified floral designer Betty Ann Galway walks you through a floral design that will shake the winter blues and brighten your home. From 1 to 2:30 p.m. at Green Spring Gardens. Ages 16 and up. $39 per person, plus a $30 floral supply fee. Register online. For more information, call 703-642-5173.
Also on Saturday:
Anti-Aging Strategies: Explore ways to find the elusive fountain of youth — it’s almost all in our attitude! However, other factors include nutrition, exercise and mental calmness through meditation and simple yoga poses. From 2 to 3 p.m. at John Marshall Library. Adults. Free. For more information, call 703-971-0010.
Snow Big Deal: Find out how wild animals stay safe and snug while winter weather deals its worst. Enjoy an indoor presentation and an animal homes hike. Make a craft to take home. From 1 to 2:30 p.m. at Riverbend Park. Ages 4 to 12. $10 per person. Register online. For more information, call 703-759-9018.
Flying Squirrels Gliding in Tonight: Join a naturalist calling in these amazing night gliders and look for flying squirrels at roosting boxes. Learn how you can encourage flying squirrels to visit your yard. From 6:45 to 7:45 p.m. at Hidden Oaks Nature Center. Ages 4 and up (children must be accompanied by a registered adult). $7 per person. Register online. For more information, call 703-941-1065.
Jan. 12: Buried History
Build Your Own Time Capsule: In 1875, the Machen family placed a time capsule into the walls of Walney and it gives us a glimpse into life in the 1800s. Learn about time capsules and create objects for your own time capsule. From 1 to 2 p.m. at Ellanor C. Lawrence Park. Ages 7 to 12. $8 per person. Register online. For more information, call 703-631-0013.
Also on Sunday:
Sunday Fun Day at the Library: Drop by the children’s desk on any Sunday for a fun independent activity. Perhaps you’ll create a flannel board or play book bingo or explore the library with a scavenger hunt. A new activity each month. From 1 to 4 p.m. at Reston Regional Library. Ages 5-12. Free. For more information, call 703-689-2700.
Country Western Dance: Line dance, two-step, shuffle and swing the night away to popular country/western tunes played by RCC’s DJ. Dances are monthly. Refreshments provided. No square or contra dancing, please. From 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Reston Community Center. Ages 18 and up. $5 Reston/ $10 Non-Reston. For more information, call 703-390-6157.