Jan. 11: Faces of Ghana
“Three Moves to Divine Exhibit”: Photographs of a Ghana you may have missed, an Africa unexpected. The riches of Ghana that are her people, her offspring, her children. Ongoing until Feb. 2, times vary at ArtSpace Herndon. All ages. Free. For more information call 703-956-6590.
Also on Friday:
Campfire Fridays: A campfire, s’mores, animals and more. A different topic and different areas of the park each month. From 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Hidden Pond Nature Center. Ages 3 and up. $8 per person. Register online. For more information, call 703-451-9588.
“[Title of Show]”: A spoof musical comedy about four friends writing a musical about four friends writing a musical. 8 p.m.at NextStop Theatre. All ages. Ongoing until Jan. 27, times vary. $40-$65. Buy tickets online. For box office call 866-811-4111.
“STRETCH Mary B. Howard Invitational Exhibit”: Five local artists created new work based on the prompt: “If you could do anything, what would that be?” Ongoing until Feb. 9, times vary at Greater Reston Arts Center. Free. For more information call 703-471-9242.
Jan. 12: Jam Session
Jam Tasting Party: What’s the difference between jams, jellies, marmalades and preserves? Find out at Historic Green Spring as you sample an unusual range of these spreadable fruits, served with accompaniments and warm drinks. Hear about their long and fascinating history and learn new and surprising ways to enjoy them. From 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Green Spring Gardens. Adults. $28 per person. Register online. For more information, call 703-642-5173.
Also on Saturday:
Orienteering Workshop: Orienteering is the sport of navigation with map and compass. It’s easy to learn but always challenging. Participants in this program learn how to use a compass, read a topographic map and navigate orienteering courses. A compass is required. From 10 a.m. to noon at Burke Lake Park. Ages 8 and up. $31 per person. Register online. For more information, call 703-323-6600.
Floral Design Workshop: Winter Blues: Don’t let the chill in the air keep you from enjoying outdoor riches. Create a fun, fresh winter floral arrangement to adorn your home with the help of certified floral designer Betty Ann Galway. From 1 to 2:30 p.m. at Green Spring Gardens. Ages 16 and up. $39 program cost /$30 supply fee. Register online. For more information, call 703-642-5173.
Klondike Campfire Cookout: Prepare a winter meal with your family using colonial and indigenous cooking techniques around a campfire. Bring a flashlight and warm clothes. Food and drink are provided. From 3:30 to 5 p.m. at Riverbend Park. Ages 3 and up. $15 per person. Register online. For more information, call 703-759-9018.
“Invention/Intention”: Immerse yourself into the abstract works of Delna Dastur and Maryanne Pollock. Ongoing until March 2, times vary. Free. Opening reception from 5 to 7 p.m. at McLean Project for the Arts. All ages. RSVP online. For more information, call 703-790-1953.
Second Saturday Art Walk: Whether it’s your first visit or your 100th, the Second Saturday Art Walk is the perfect time to meet nearly 100 resident and associate artists, creating art in the studios or exhibiting in 12 campus galleries. Enjoy performances of dance, cabaret, comedy, big band, jazz and theater. Indulge in classes in the art of mixology or cuisines from around the globe. Experience art exhibitions in nine galleries of the region’s finest sculpture, painting, glass, ceramics and fiber artworks. From 6 to 9 p.m. at Workhouse Arts Center. All ages. Free. For more information, call 703-584-2900.
Jan. 13: Floral Education
Winter Lecture: Vegetables Love Flowers: Learn how to grow an organic garden where good bugs eat bad bugs, pollinators are abundant and the beautiful bouquet on the table came from your garden. Flower farmer Lisa Ziegler tells all as she shares why flowers are the missing piece in many vegetable gardens as they attract pollinators, beneficial insects and other good creatures to complete the circle of life. Learn how to garden without using pesticides that can harm and kill the very beneficial creatures we want to live in the garden. From 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. at Green Spring Gardens. Adults. $10 per person. Register online. For more information, call 703-642-5173.
Also on Sunday:
Sunday 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 held the second Sunday of the month in the Community Room, which offers a spacious wooden dance floor and a smoke-free environment. Refreshments provided. From 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Reston Community Center. Ages 18 and up. $5 Reston/ $10 Non-Reston. For more information, call 703-390-6175.