May 18: Friday Films
Movie – “The Young Victoria”: Bring your lunch and watch “The Young Victoria” (PG). Popcorn provided. From 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library. Adults. Free; no registration required. For more information, call 703-790-8088.
Also on Friday:
Great Decision Series: Watch the film produced by the Foreign Policy Association and participate in the roundtable discussion on current events and U.S. foreign policy options. The topic for May is “Turkey: a Partner in Crisis.” Discussion materials available at the Info Desk. Light refreshments will be served. From 2 to 4:15 p.m. at Reston Regional Library. Adults. Free; no registration required. For more information, call 703-689-2700.
May 19: Plant-It Earth
Spring Garden Day – The Big Plant Sale: Don’t miss this exciting annual tradition. More than 40 local garden vendors descend on Green Spring Gardens with beautiful and unusual plants to fill your spring gardening needs. Growers and master gardeners are on hand to help with plant selections and gardening advice. Proceeds benefit the gardens. FROGS members receive 10 percent off plants in the Garden Gate Plant Shop. From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Green Spring Gardens. Free admission. For more information, call 703-642-5173.
Also on Saturday:
McLean Day: Join the fun! Bring the family and enjoy McLean’s biggest annual event. Enjoy live entertainment on two stages, exhibitors, food trucks, carnival rides (tickets sold on-site), games and free petting zoo, balloon animals, laser tag, bubble ball and rock climbing wall. From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Lewinsville Park, 1659 Chain Bridge Road, McLean. Free admission. For more information, call 703-790-0123.
Healthy Strides Wellness Book Club: Make healthy strides in your own life by joining the Healthy Strides Wellness Book Club, which meets at different libraries each month. Discussion on the featured books will be led by a Fairfax County Park Authority fitness and wellness expert, on topics in health, fitness, nutrition and wellness. This month’s title is “Relax into Yoga for Seniors: A Six-week Program for Strength, Balance, Flexibility and Pain Relief” by Kimberly Carson. Also recommended is “The Telomere Effect: A Revolutionary Approach to Living Younger, Healthier, Longer” by Elizabeth Blackburn and Elisa Epel. Wear comfortable clothing to do some yoga after the book discussion. From 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Centreville Regional Library. Adults. Free; no registration required. For more information, call 703-830-2223.
Ballroom Social Dance: Bring a friend, a date or a group to enjoy a casual, fun night out. All skill levels welcome. Mini-lesson from 7:30 to 8 p.m. on the tango. Social dance led by a professional ballroom instructor from 8 to 10:30 p.m. in the McGuireWoods Gallery (second floor of W-16), Workhouse Arts Center. $10/person (ballroom social) and $5/person (mini-lesson). Mini-lesson tickets only sold at the door. Ballroom Social Dance tickets may be purchased online, by phone or at the door. For more information, call 703-584-2900.
May 20: Make Tracks to These Trains
Model Train Display: Enjoy the magic of a running model train display and layout sponsored by the National Capital Trackers O-Gauge Model Railroad Club. From 1 to 5 p.m. at Chantilly Regional Library. All ages. Free; no registration required. For more information, call 703-502-3883.
Also on Sunday:
Grinding Grain: The miller will grind grain, environmental conditions permitting; call the site to confirm. From noon to 3 p.m. at Colvin Run Mill. Tour cost: $7/adult; $6/student 16 and up with ID; and $5/child or senior. Pay at site. For more information, call 703-759-2771.
Season Finale – Popular Classics! The season finale for the Reston Community Orchestra’s 30th year will feature some very popular pieces including the much-loved “Rhapsody in Blue,” “Phantom of the Opera” and “West Side Story.” From 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the Reston Community Center – Hunters Woods Community Room. Free; donations welcome. For more information, call 571-449-7095.