Classes & Workshops

Classes & Workshops

Send announcements to the Connection, by mail to 7913 Westpark Drive, McLean, VA 22102, by e-mail to or by fax to 703-917-0991. Deadline is Thursday 5 p.m. for the following week’s paper. Call 703-917-6449 with questions.

Well Being

The Reston Community Center’s Pilates Advanced Beginner is Tuesdays, Nov. 14 through Dec. 19, 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m., at RCC Lake Anne. The fitness course is designed for beginners who want to master the movements, learn new exercises, and work out at a slightly increased pace. Register by Nov. 7 for this course (Reg #: 102203-7B), which is $55 for those who live and work in Small District 5, and $70 for non-residents.

To obtain a registration form, call 703-476-4500 or visit

Y-Me National Breast Cancer Organization. Group provides free services including educational programs and lectures, brown-bag seminars, quarterly newsletters and a 24-hour HOPEline. The HOPEline, 703-461-9616 or 1-800-970-4411, is staffed by trained breast-cancer survivors who provide information and emotional support to callers. Call 703-461-9595 or visit

Arts & Crafts

Drawing for teens on Mondays from 3-5 p.m., taught by professional graphic artist and illustrator Patti Chisholm. Learn to draw what you see and learn to see the world in new ways. Suitable for ages 12 and up. Now enrolling at artworks gallery & studio at 11411-G Sunset Hills Road. Call 703-464-7477.

Reston Sketch Group. Meets Thursday nights, at Reston Regional Library, from 6:45-8:45 p.m., with a draped model. There is a model fee. Call Joan at 703-715-2692.

Professional cartoonist Jan Watkins teaches the tricks of creating a funny, well drawn cartoon strip for children 10 and up. Develop a story board, learn sequencing and tips on writing humorous dialog resulting in a comic book. Watkins’ cartoons and illustrations have been published in National Geographic World Magazine among others. Friday afternoons, 3:30-5 p.m. Now enrolling at artworks gallery & studio at 11411-G Sunset Hills Road. Call 703-464-7477.

Reston resident Carol Berman will help students learn pastel drawing and improve drawing skills on Fridays, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., at her Reston studio. Cost is $15 per session. Call 703-437-9068.

For Seniors

Reston Community Center activities for those age 55 and older. Register in person, or by mailing or faxing a completed RCC registration form to 703-476-2488. Contact Shawnna Molina, Senior Adult Programs Director, at 703-390-6157 or 800-828-1120 (TTY) for information.

Tea Dances: Dancers of all skill levels are welcome. Professional dance instructor and DJ Michael Rye teaches three mini-dance lessons and plays a range of music from golden oldies to modern dance selections. Door prizes and light refreshments. Sunday, Nov. 12, 2:30-4:30 p.m., RCC Hunters Woods, $3, Drop-in.

Digital Photography & Photo Editing. This five-day class focuses on digital cameras, scanners, photographic file formats and photo editing/repairs, as well as how to prepare a photo album and slide show on a CD. Students will make a CD in class and materials will be provided. This is not recommended for beginning level students. Prerequisite: Intermediate Word Processing. Monday-Friday, Nov. 13-17, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., RCC Hunters Woods, $75 (R)/$150 (NR), Reg. #: 505507-7B

Monday Movies: Laura (1944). Watch timeless films in the comfort of the RCC CenterStage. Movies are shown from 10 a.m. to noon and include a free continental breakfast beginning at 9:15 a.m. Monday, Nov. 20, RCC Hunters Wood, free, drop-in event.

Greeting Card Creation with MS PictureIt! Create and print out a simple greeting card using the steps in MS PictureIt! This can be applied to any season of the year or special occasions. Use text variations, insert graphics and create personalized templates. Prerequisite: Intermediate Word Processing. Tuesday, Nov. 21, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., RCC Hunters Woods, $15 (R)/ $30 (NR), Reg. #: 505514-7A

Holiday Letter Creation: Create a sample holiday letter using the boilerplate provided. Insert pictures or graphics, wrap text, and insert borders and text boxes. Print a sample to take home. Prerequisite: Intermediate Word Processing. Tuesday, Nov. 28, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., RCC Hunters Woods, $15 (R)/$30 (NR), Reg. #: 505515-7A.

Winterfest: Whimsical Wreaths: Learn how to make live fir wreaths for the holiday season. Most materials are provided, but students are encouraged to bring ribbons and other decorations to match their holiday décor. Wednesday, Nov. 29, 12:30-3:30 p.m., RCC Hunters Woods, $15 (R)/$30 (NR), Reg#: 505453-7A