New Glass House Theater in NOVA Produces the Play “Sweat”

Mary Lareau Art & Culture

Thu., Feb. 27, 7 p.m.; Fri., Feb. 28 and Sat., Feb. 29, 8 p.m. “Sweat,” the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Lynn Nottage, makes its Northern Virginia debut on Feb. 27 at the Glass House Theater, 2709 Hunter Mill Rd., in Oakton. Glass House Theater is the home stage and production company of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax (UUCF) and …

Extraordinary Teens

TysonsToday Staff Education, Talk of Tysons

VivaTysons Reston Lifestyles magazine and TysonsToday is thrilled to present our readers with a selection of exceptional teens from our local area we found through personal recommendations and Internet searches. Teen Participants from (the) Unruly Theatre Project Hometowns: mostly McLean, Vienna, and Herndon VivaTysons Reston Lifestyle magazine called both the McLean Community Center as well as the old Firehouse Teen …

Creative Cauldron Presents Crowns The Musical

Ellen Selby Art & Culture

Creative Cauldron presents its first production of 2020, Crowns, February 13 – March 8, written by Regina Taylor and adapted from the book by Michael Cunningham and Craig Mayberry. When a Brooklyn teen goes to live in South Carolina after the death of her brother she learns the beauty, ceremony and symbolism of hat-wearing from her resilient, southern sisters. This …

RESTON HISTORIC TRUST & MUSEUM TO HOST: Reston, a Photographer’s Muse: Why Reston Is Uniquely Captivating Through the Lens

Alexandra Campbell Around Town

February 12, 2020 | 7 – 9 pmJo Ann Rose Gallery Reston Community Center Lake Anne The Reston Historic Trust & Museum is hosting an evening with Reston photographer Charlotte Geary. Geary will present a slideshow and discussion of Reston photographs at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, February 12, 2020, at the Reston Community Center at Lake Anne. Since moving to …

St. Augustine: A Getaway in America’s Oldest City

Renee Sklarew Talk of Tysons

During winter’s cold, dark nights, my thoughts turn to beaches and palm trees. But when I travel, I like visiting places with culture, history and memorable food too. That’s why I selected St. Augustine, Florida for my winter getaway. St. Augustine is located on Florida’s northeast coast, under an hour south of Jacksonville. The spirited coastal community is best known …

Back in the Saddle Again: Equine-assisted activities help treat dementia

Linda Barrett Senior Living

Equine-assisted activities aren’t new, but there are new ways they are being used to help individuals and families with memory and psychological issues like dementia. This story tells the journey of one family as they discover the simple joys of horseback riding again. Susan Noble’s Story Susan Noble was in her late 60s when her daughter, Cathy Witteveen, first began …

RCC Collecting Dresses and Accessories for Diva Central Formalwear Event

BeBe Nguyen Around Town

Reston Community Center is accepting donations of gently used dresses and accessories for its 18th annual Diva Central Dress Drive beginning Saturday, February 1. From February 1 – 29, RCC will be collecting the items at its Hunters Woods and Lake Anne locations. In addition to dresses, RCC needs donations of shoes, jewelry, handbags and shawls. Donations are tax-deductible and …

Comfort Foods

Michael Evans Staff Picks, Taste of Tysons

“Oh, the weather outside is frightful, and the fire [FOOD!] is so delightful…” There’s no better way to warm up from the bitter cold than old fashioned comfort foods and a taste of home; the types of foods that make you forget about all that is going on in the world, and brings you back to your roots. As my …

February 2020 Events at Reston Town Center

Carol Nahorniak Around Town

Reston Town Center Ice Skating Pavilion Daily until March Public ice skating and skate rentals every day, including all holidays, from November until March. Also available are skating lessons, birthday parties, private and corporate parties, plus special events. 703.709.6300 | restoniceskating@gmail.com | restontowncenter.com Cartoon Skate at the Ice Skating Pavilion Saturdays until March 7 | 11 am – 1 pm …

Weekend Getaway in Charm City

Renee Sklarew Talk of Tysons

Spend a weekend in the charming city to our north, Baltimore, Maryland. Winter is the perfect season to discover the city’s cultural treasures, sample local Chesapeake Bay seafood, and learn how the city played a pivotal role in Early American history. And getting to and around Baltimore is easy. Take Amtrak to Baltimore’s Penn Station, then hop aboard the free …