Nov. 16: Campfire by the Lake
Lakeside Campfire Fridays: Join us for a night of campfire, s’mores and more. A different topic and a different area of the park will be explored each night. From 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Lake Accotink Park. Ages 3 and up. $8 per person. Register online. For more information, call 703-569-3464.
Also on Friday:
Nov. 17: Jurassic Performance
“Hold On to Your Butts”: Sixty-five million years ago, dinosaurs ruled the earth… Twenty years ago, the movie “Jurassic Park” ruled the box office. Now, two actors and two Foley sound effects artists perform a live, shot-for-shot remake. 6 to 7 p.m. at McLean Community Center’s The Old Firehouse, 1440 Chain Bridge Rd. Ages 8 and up. $19/$14 (MCC tax district), tickets. For more information, call 703-790-0123.
Also on Saturday:
Poetry Writing Workshop with Sarah Ann Winn: The local writer will lead aspiring poets in this interactive workshop. From 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Martha Washington Library. Adults and teens. Register online. For more information, call 703-768-6700.
Family Owl Outing: Discover the secret world of owls. Learn what makes these raptors excellent night predators with a presentation followed by a trail hike to hopefully hear or spot one of Huntley’s resident owls. From 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Huntley Meadows. Ages 6 and up. $9 per person. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult. Register online. For more information, call 703-768-2525.
Meteor Astronomy: This class at Observatory Park covers basic meteor astronomy including what meteors are, their origins, best time to view, fireball reporting, visual and video observing techniques, movie clips from past meteor storms, how one estimates trajectory and orbits and other instrumental techniques used by amateur meteor observers. An optional observing session is held outdoors after class, weather permitting. From 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Turner Farm. Ages 9 and up. $8 per person. Bring a lawn chair and warm cover/sleeping bag. Register online. For more information, call 703-324-8618.
Family Fun with Foley led by Recent Cutbacks: Foley (or the creation of sound in film and on stage) is one of the most creative and fun ways to play with storytelling. With a mix of demonstration, trial and error and games, this hands-on workshop explores the ways Recent Cutbacks makes and uses sound in their shows and how you can too! Ages 8 and up and for families to participate together. From 2 to 3:30 p.m. at McLean Community Center’s The Old Firehouse, 1440 Chain Bridge Rd. Children under 14 must have a parent register with them. $12/$8 (MCC tax district), tickets. For more information, call 703-790-0123.
Workhouse Gala 2018: Come for an extraordinary evening of art, music, dining, dancing and more. Board the luxurious Orient Express for intrigue, suspense, humor and good times. From 6 to 11 p.m. at Workhouse Arts Center. Adults. Tickets. For more information, call 703-584-2900.
Nov. 18: Window Wonders
Holiday Windows: Black Friday marks the start of holiday shopping season when retailers offer their most extravagant window displays. Hear about the history of holiday window dressing and view magical holiday windows past and present as we unveil the festive season through the shopping glass. 1 p.m. at Green Spring Gardens. Adults. $32 (program and tea)/$12 (program only). For more information, call 703-642-5173.
Also on Sunday:
History of World War II: Join Professor Harry Butowsky for his lecture on the history of World War II. From 2 to 4 p.m. at Reston Regional Library. Adults and teens. Free. For more information, call 703-689-2700.