Community, Jan. 28-Feb. 3

Community, Jan. 28-Feb. 3

Send announcements to or call 703-917-6437. Deadline is Thursday.

The Fairfax County Police Department is seeking residents to attend the upcoming Spring Citizens Police Academy, held Thursday evenings March 12-May 16, 6:30-10 p.m. The Citizens Police Academy is a 10-week program and classes are a combination of lecture and interactive activities. Topics include SWAT and special operations, gangs, 911 communications center, patrol, crime prevention, crime scene, identity theft and a tour of the Adult Detention Center. The program is offered free of charge. Applicants must live or work in Fairfax County, be 18 and provide their own transportation. E-mail or call (703) 280-0713 for applications.

The American Legion, Wayne M. Kidwell, Post 184 voted to donate a total of $7,000 dollars to the VA Veterans Care Center, DC VA Medical Center, Angel of Mercy, Marine Semper Fi Fund and Fisher House Foundations. These funds were raised during the Memorial Day Poppy Campaign and Snow Cone sales at the Herndon Festival last year. In addition, a donation will also be made to the Herndon High School Naval Junior ROTC in appreciation for all the help they provide the Post throughout the year.

Dogtopia, 8528-F Tyco Road, Tyson’s Corner, has partnered with the Reston Dog Park on a fundraiser designed to keep the park in great shape. For every customer who books a day of play or overnight stay and mentions the dog park, Dogtopia will make a $25 donation to the park. In addition, dog owners who become members of the park will get a $15 gift certificate to Dogtopia.

Mothers First-Herndon/Reston is a nonprofit support organization helping women transition from careers to at-home motherhood. Meetings are held the first and second Wednesdays of each month at 10 a.m., at the Herndon Fortnightly Library, 768 Center St., Herndon. Contact 703-827-5922 or

Mother’s First-Herndon/Reston is holding its annual potty training lecture Jan. 29 at Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bownman Towne Drive, Reston. RSVP to 703-242-0195. Mother’s First is also introducing a new chapter, "Pre-Schoolers Plus," a support group for women who have chosen to alter their careers to raise their children. The group will meet Feb. 11, 7:30 p.m., at Oakton Library, 10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton. Contact 703-827-5922 or

Ice Skate with Scooby-Doo, Tweety Bird, Cat in the Hat and more every Saturday in February, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Reston Town Center, 11900 Market St. After, bring your skating tag or sticker to Edibles Incredible Desserts to receive a free hot chocolate with every cupcake purchase.

Original art spanning the career of John Alvin, the artist who created the original posters for ET, Blade Runner, Young Frankenstein, The Lion King, Mulan, Jurassic Park, and more than 200 others will be display at ArtInsights in the Reston Town Center, 11900 Market St. through Feb. 6. Call 703.478.0778 or visit

Live acoustic music will be performed Mondays and Saturdays, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. at Uno Chicago Grill at Reston Town Center, 11900 Market St.

The Reston Museum, 1639 Washington Plaza, is open year round, Tuesdays-Sundays, 12-5 p.m. Call 703-709-7700 or visit

The Greater Reston Arts Center, 12001 Market St., Suite 100, Reston, is open Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Visit

Belly dance performances at La Kasbah Moroccan Restaurant, 11424 Washington Plaza, Reston, every Wednesday, 7:30 p.m., and every Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m. Call 703-707-0733 or visit

Run, jog or walk with Body by Geoff, every Saturday, 8 a.m. Free. Meet at Body By Geoff, 1609 Washington Plaza, Reston. Call 703-464-5559.

Live music at Lake Anne: every Saturday, 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Jasmine Café, 1633 Washington Plaza, 703-471-9114; and every Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 9 p.m. at Tavern on the Lake, 1617 Washington Plaza, 703-471-0121.

Chinese conversation, 5-6 p.m., at the Reston Community Center Hunters Woods, 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston, every Sunday. Call 571-225-7697.

Latin movement classes at Dance With Me Ballroom Dance Studio. No partner needed. Cuban motion, free style dancing and dance styling taught plus a fun exercise. Drop-in every Sunday, 2-3 p.m. Cost is $20 per person. The studio is located at the border of Reston and Herndon at 251 Sunset Park Drive. Visit or call 703-444-3061.

Play chess on the Plaza every day. Sets are available for free check-out at Reston’s Used Book Shop, 1623 Washington Plaza N.

Blood pressure and diabetes screenings are available every Saturday, in front of Body by Geoff, Lake Anne Village Center,1609-B Washington Plaza. Drive. Colleen Kivlahn conducts the free screenings.

Jazz on the Plaza, 1609 Washington Plaza, free every Sunday, from 5:30-8 p.m. featuring the Mykle Lyons Trio and friends. Visit

Live Jazz every Friday, from 7-9 p.m., on the plaza, 1609 Washington Plaza. Different bands each week. Visit

Free Saturday morning concerts every Saturday, 11 a.m.-1p.m., by the plaza fountain, 1609 Washington Plaza. For lineups, contact Reston’s Used Book Shop at 703-435-9772.

Open mic nights every Tuesday, 8 p.m., at Tavern on the Lake, 1617 Washington Plaza and on the fourth Friday of every month at 7:30 p.m., at Reston’s Used Book Shop, 1623 Washington Plaza.

Gather in the Cradle & Crayon Nursery, Reston Town Center, 11913 Freedom Drive, for a favorite children's book and some Mom social time every Wednesday, at 10:30 a.m. Call 703-437-0900 for details.

The Ice Skating Pavilion in Reston Town Center is open every day, including holidays, until March for public skating, skate rentals, lessons, private parties and more. For information and rates, call 703-709-6300.

Broomball games will be held every Monday, 7-8:30 p.m., in the Ice Skating Pavilion at Reston Town Center. No skating skills necessary; helmet required. $15/player. Register at 703-709-6300 or