Volunteer Fairfax Invites Nominations for 26th Annual Fairfax County Volunteer Service Awards 3:00 pm
Volunteer Fairfax Invites Nominations for 26th Annual Fairfax County Volunteer Service Awards @ Online at http://www.volunteerfairfax.org
Jan 16 @ 3:00 pm – Feb 1 @ 3:00 pm
Volunteer Fairfax Invites Nominations for 26th Annual Fairfax County Volunteer Service Awards Volunteer Fairfax invites you to nominate volunteers who have provided outstanding service at your school, for your team, in the neighborhood, with your nonprofit organization. Nominations are OPEN now through February 1. Details are available at www.volunteerfairfax.org. ALL nominees will be honored at the annual awards breakfast on Friday, April 27 at the Waterford at Springfield. Save the date and nominate!
Nathaniel Davis Live at North Gate Vineyard 2:00 pm
Nathaniel Davis Live at North Gate Vineyard @ North Gate Wineyard
Feb 3 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Nathaniel Davis is a singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Leesburg, VA; blending indie-rock and alt-country sounds reminiscent of Keith Urban, Jackson Browne, and Jason Mraz. Nathaniel’s gripping emotive voice, heartfelt inspired original material, and unique interpretations of well known classics make this musical experience a must-see.
Jazz Guitarist Josh Walker Live 2:00 pm
Jazz Guitarist Josh Walker Live @ North Gate Vineyard
Feb 4 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Josh Walker is a busy guitarist, living and working in the Northern Virginia and DC area. Josh performs in a variety of groups and settings, including solo guitar performances. His solo guitar performances consist of a mixture of all-instrumental versions of jazz, Latin American music, classical, and original compositions, performed on acoustic, nylon string guitar. In 2011, Josh was awarded “Best Blues, Pop, or Rock Solo by an Instrumentalist at the College Graduate Level” by Downbeat Magazine. Josh is currently the guitar chair in the award winning Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra, which holds a regular Monday night residency at the DC venue of the same name. He has shared the stage with artists such as McCoy Tyner, Jason Mraz, and Jon Irabagon, and performed at venues including the Kennedy Center, The Montreal International Jazz Festival, and the Port of Yokohoma’s 150th opening celebration in Japan. He has also opened concerts for acts such as Charlie Byrd and the Washington Guitar Quintet, Randy Brecker, and Donny McCaslin. His first album of all original music, which features a quartet of musicians, is entitled ‘Inertia’ and is available on iTunes. Joshua continues to perform prolifically in settings ranging from large ensembles, to trios, duos, and solo guitar. His first album of all original music, ‘Inertia’, is available directly from Joshua, from Guitar Nine Records, iTunes, and CDBaby. Joshua currently serves as the Professor of Jazz Guitar at Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, is a member of the Guitar faculty at the Levine School of Music in Washington D.C. and teaches a guitar class at George Mason High School in Falls Church, Virginia. More information is available on his website, www.joshuawalker.net.
Give Choose Charity Training 2018 9:00 am
Give Choose Charity Training 2018 @ Online
Feb 6 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Join in and get ready for our local charitable day of giving, GiveChoose.org. Offered by the Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties. Give Choose in 2018 will be May 1
Money 101 6:00 pm
Money 101 @ Eggspectation
Feb 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join us for a night of free food and conversation; Most of us attend school for more than a decade to learn about reading, writing and arithmetic –but never about our finances! Our agency was founded on the belief that Americans should be provided with a sound education on how money works, and this exciting, innovative event proudly drives this tradition forward. Learn how to grow and protect your money for college funding, retirement planning or simply wealth accumulation.
TRÖEGS INDEPENDENT BREWING RESTON, VA EVENT 5:00 pm
TRÖEGS INDEPENDENT BREWING RESTON, VA EVENT @ Crafthouse
Feb 7 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Local Artist to be Honored by Tröegs to Celebrate the First Squeeze of Nugget Nectar Ale FEBRUARY 7, 2018 – RESTON, VA. Local artist Marni Manning (Sterling, VA) will join with Tröegs Independent Brewing to host a public event at Crafthouse in Reston, VA, Wednesday, February 7, 5-8pm. Free signed prints by the artist will be available at the event. Marni Manning, along with 13 other artists, was commissioned by Tröegs to create a poster design for their yearly Nugget Nectar unveiling. Nugget Nectar is an imperial amber ale released once a year and provides a bright spot in the dead of winter for Tröegs’ beer fans. Marni’s design process was one of three artists chosen for a 1 minute promotional documentary with Tröegs’ marketing team. As a ‘Thank You’ for her work and to celebrate the First Squeeze of Nugget Nectar 2018, Tröegs will host art and beer fans, as well as Marni’s family and friends, at Crafthouse in Reston Town Center (formerly World of Beer) by giving away free signed prints of Marni’s poster. Marni’s process in creating the poster for Tröegs’ Nugget Nectar was inspired by her love of storytelling. “I had an idea – what if there was an origin story for beer?” Marni’s poster depicts a proverbial “Hand of God” emerging from the clouds and squeezing a hop, with little cherubs enjoying a pint of their First Squeeze. Her alternative watercolor style lends itself to an unusual sub-genre of art: modern folk art. Her use a vibrant color and simple lines, mixed with intricate detail to emphasize the deeper meaning in her art, are just a few reasons fans adore her work. About Marni Manning Marni Manning is folk-artist specializing in watercolor paintings. She portrays her love of travel, culture, nature and history, especially concentrating on folklore and legends. Although Marni appreciates and celebrates the differences in humanity, through her work, she strives to capture sameness. Marni has exhibited with galleries around the US: New York City, Los Angeles, Charlotte, and Washington, D.C., and as well as working with the Washington Post and winning the Art of Tröegs 2017 contest. She is available for commissions and collaborations, for editorials, galleries, and public art. About Tröegs John and Chris Trogner founded the company in 1996. Tröegs is a craft-brewery/microbrewery focusing their production on specialty and seasonal beers. Tröegs also is a limited distribution brewery, only distributing beer to states within proximity to maintain beer freshness. This event is open to the public and is hosted by Crafthouse in Reston and Tröegs Independent Brewing of Hershey, PA.
DiPietro Family Law Group Hosts Second Saturday Divorce Workshop for Women 9:00 am
DiPietro Family Law Group Hosts Second Saturday Divorce Workshop for Women 9:00 am
DiPietro Family Law Group Hosts Second Saturday Divorce Workshop for Women @ Hilton Garden Inn
Feb 10 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Second Saturday deals with the legal, financial, family and personal issues of divorce in a logical, yet compassionate way. With the guidance of trained professionals, workshop participants gain greater understanding of the confusing and challenging divorce process. We believe the more information and support women have, the better the decisions they’ll make for themselves and their children, and the more hopeful they can be about the future. Our mission is to provide education, support and guidance to women in this life transition, helping them move confidently towards independence. Main Workshop Topics: The divorce process Child custody and support Protecting yourself legally & financially Dealing with a hostile spouse Helping your family cope Rebuilding self esteem Preparing for divorce financially Dividing property Tax consequences Avoiding divorce courts
Martinis Matter 6:00 pm
Feb 10 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
While you sip Literacy Lemon-tinis, author and journalist Danielle Nadler will talk about the power of everyday storytelling. She will donate a portion of sales of her book, Without a Trace: The Life of Sierra Phantom, to Loudoun Literacy Council. Drink tickets and food will be available for purchase. Upon arrival, tell the gate you are there for Martinis Matter. Danielle will start speaking at 7pm.
Vertical Wine Tasting at north Gate Vineyard 7:00 pm
Leesburg Junction Speaker Series: A New Take on the Old School 7:00 pm
Leesburg Junction Speaker Series: A New Take on the Old School @ Leesburg Junction
Feb 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
A New Take on the Old School with Butch Porter Founder/Director of Independent Education (IndED.us) There is a myriad of expectations about what education is for and what a school system should look like. We hear a lot about “traditional” schooling and “reform” and an “education revolution”. The modern school system needs a monumental paradigm shift, meanwhile, innovative options are emerging for those who want to opt out of the status quo. Mr. Porter will tell a little of his story and explore the reasons why we have the current challenges in the modern school system, from the point of view of parents, students, and teachers. IndED Founder Butch Porter has a Bachelor’s in Physics/Astronomy from LSU and a MBA from USC. His first career was an internship for college students selling educational books for K-12 students. After a stint in technology and financial services, he founded IndED to help students get an education as part of the community, as opposed to being apart from it. Come enjoy this night of inspiration, learning and connecting.
CPR/AED and Basic First Aid Course 6:30 pm
CPR/AED and Basic First Aid Course @ Blue Ridge Speech & Hearing
Feb 14 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
This course is fully accredited and compliant with OSHA’s requirements. The course will cover CPR procedures for the Adult, Child and Infant, use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). Basic First Aid will cover controlling bleeding, shock, amputation, burns, sudden illness, stroke diabetic emergencies, choking and much more. These classes are Blended Learning classes. Blended Learning is designed to cut down on the time spent in the classroom, and is designed to provide more hands on learning time. There are two parts to this course. Part one is the online class, and Part two is the scheduled hands-on skills practical and testing. Once you are registered, and have paid for the for the course, you will be sent a link via email to join the online class (Part One). The online course (Part One) needs to be completed prior to the scheduled hands-on skills practical and testing date (Part-two). During part-two of the course, you will participate, and demonstrate the skills, and key knowledge set forth by American Safety & Health Institute’s (ASHI) curriculum specifications. Each participant will take a written test for each topic presented for certification. Upon successfully passing the written test(s), hands-on skills practical and testing session, you will be issued a certification card. The online classroom (Part one) should take about three to four hours. The hands-on skills practical and testing should take approximately 2 1/2 hours. This class is structured for people in the workplace and community ~ Teachers, child care workers, general industry, construction industry, parents, school bus drivers, emergency response teams in a work setting ~ just to name a few. This course is NOT recommended for people in the medical or dental industry, First Responders, Fire Fighters, EMS workers.
Parkinson’s Social Network (support group) 10:00 am
Parkinson’s Social Network (support group) @ Tribute at One Loudoun Welcome Center (until the community opens in September)
Feb 21 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Parkinson’s Social Network (support group) – And every 3rd Wednesday from 10am-12pm. We’d Love to see you! People living with Parkinson’s or other related movement disorders such as LewyBody Dementia, their carepartners, family, and friends- All are Welcome! Relay and enjoy a cup of coffee, donute, and other delicious munchies with old Friends….and meet new ones. Will you Join Us?
28th Annual Bonita Lestina Performance Series!
Volunteers Needed for Upcoming 2018 National Pancake Day – 2-27-18
FRESH AIR KIDS 10:00 am
Chocolates Galore and More! 7:00 pm
Chocolates Galore and More! @ Lansdowne Resort and Spa
Feb 23 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
From its inception, YMCA Chocolates Galore & More quickly became one of the area’s most eagerly anticipated EVENTS of the WINTER SEASON! Hosted by our premier partner, Lansdowne Resort and Spa,and with an attendance of more than 800 people, the evening is one of LOUDOUN’s FINEST CULINARY and SOCIAL EVENTS. All proceeds from this event help provide financial assistance to less fortunate children in Loudoun County. Attendees will enjoy dancing, free-flowing campaign, tasting the areas best desserts and hors d’oeuvres and much more! The signature portion of the evening is the Best Taste and Best Presentation competition between some of our finest local restaurants. At the event, five professional food critics, along with our guests, sample and judge the sweet and savory culinary creations presented in the dessert and hors d’oeuvre categories. Winners are announced towards the end of the evening as the Critic’s Choice and People’s Choice for Best Taste and Best Presentation. For the 31st CHOCOLATES event alongside our culinary presenters, local breweries and wineries will be welcome to offer samples for those to sip and savor. For more information visit www.loudounchocolates.com or follow us on facebook.com/loudounchocolates
Special Olympics Virginia, Loudoun (SOVAL) Polar Plunge 2017 10:00 am
Special Olympics Virginia, Loudoun (SOVAL) Polar Plunge 2017 @ Tim's Rivershore Restaurant & Crabhouse
Feb 24 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Put on your brave—just don’t forget your swimsuit—for the Northern VA Polar Plunge® Fest, where hundreds will dash into the icy Potomac. In addition to your icy dip, you can strut your stuff on the beach in your best Plunge costume, listen to the live band, or win some COOL door prizes! The Festival will take place at Tim’s Rivershore Restaurant & Crabhouse from 10 am to 4 pm. Registration opens at 10 am; the costume contest starts at 2 pm; and plunging begins around 3 pm (subject to tides). It’s $100 to Plunge, but the more you raise, the COOLER the incentives! Students also are welcome to join us for the Cool School Challenge. Don’t miss out on the COOLEST winter beach party in NOVA there is! Join the Area 14 (Loudoun) TEAM or DONATE and identify the Area 14 team – the Dunkin Dynamo! Parking and shuttles to the event are available at John Paul the Great High School,17700 Dominican Drive in Dumfries, for all plungers. There is not parking at the restaurant.
Loudoun Symphony Orchestra Concert — Shostakovich and Chaplin! 7:30 pm
FREE Seminar: Hormones for a Healthy You! 6:30 pm
FREE Seminar: Hormones for a Healthy You! @ THe Compounding Center
Feb 28 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
FREE SEMINAR!! Are you experiencing hot flashes, unexplained weight gain, irritability, low libido, brain fog or any of the other lovely symptoms that come along with peri-menopause? Join us for a fun and informative evening to learn more about your hormones and your health. We know it can be difficult to find objective information about Hormone Replacement Therapy. Our mission is to empower you with knowledge so you can make the best decision about your healthcare. Our knowledgeable pharmacists will provide all the latest information about hormone therapy, and you’ll have the chance to meet local physicians with experience in prescribing hormone therapy. At the end of this seminar you will be able to determine if Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy is right for you. Light refreshments will be served.