Thursday, Feb. 12

Vienna Arts Society acrylic painting demonstration Vienna artist Bob Magnesen. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Vienna Arts Center, 115 Pleasant St. 703-319-3971. Free.

Overcoming isolation Setting up a social network educational program and discussion about strategies to reduce isolation. 3 p.m. Insight Memory Care Center, 3953 Pender Drive, Suite 100,, Fairfax. 703-204-4664. Free.

Amateur naturalist Get first-hand experience and hands-on learning about many aspects of the natural world in this program for adults. Topics include geology, poisonous and venomous species and indigenous American life. A separate program for children runs at the same time. 5:30 p.m. Hidden Pond Park and Nature Center, 8511 Greeley Blvd., Springfield. 703-451-9588. www.fairfaxcounty.gov. dochs0@fairfaxcounty.gov . $6.

Kundalini yoga class Focus on breathing, meditation, stretching and relaxation. Discounts for seniors available. Drop in or sign up for multiple classes. 6:30-8 p.m. Emmaus United Church of Christ, 900 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. 571-213-3192. $15, one free introductory session.

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meeting Meets every Thursday. 6:45 p.m. Vine Church, 2501 Gallows Rd., Dunn Loring. 703-629-2156. $32 annually, $6 per meeting. First meeting is free.

Widowhood support group For those 65 and younger grieving the loss of a partner in the past two years. Thursdays 7-8:30 p.m. Washington Regional Transplant Community, 7619 Little River Tpk., Suite 900, Annandale. 703-641-0100. donorfamilyadvocates@wrtc.org . Free.

“Before Integration: The History of African American Schools in Fairfax County” Using photos and historical narratives, this exhibition looks at the experiences of African Americans who attended segregated schools in the Virginia county during the 20th century. Through Feb. 28. Fairfax Museum, 10209 Main St. www.fairfaxva.gov . Free.

Friday, Feb. 13

Rotary Club of Dulles International Airport Weekly meeting. 7:15 a.m. Hilton Washington Dulles Airport, 13869 Park Center Rd., Herndon. 703-609-3079. www.dullesairportrotary.org . Free.

Garden talks with master gardeners Learn how to incorporate purple into your garden all year round with flowers, foliage and fruits. 1:30-2:30 p.m. Green Spring Gardens Park, 4603 Green Spring Rd., Alexandria. Register online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring using code 290 102 9101 or call 703-642-5173. www.greenspring.org . $10.

Herndon bingo Proceeds benefit scholarships and other Moose Lodge charities. No children 12 or younger. No smoking. Food available for purchase. 5:30 p.m. Herndon Moose Lodge, 779 Center St. 703-675-2650. $15.

Campfire Fridays Includes s’mores, animals and more. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 7 p.m. Hidden Pond Park and Nature Center, 8511 Greeley Blvd., Springfield. 703-451-9588. www.fairfaxcounty.gov, dochs0@fairfaxcounty.gov . $7.

Thomas Berry: The Great Story Film and discussion hosted by Faith Alliance for Climate Solutions. 7:30 p.m. Unity of Fairfax, 2854 Hunter Mill Rd., Oakton. 571-882-9312. www.faithforclimate.org . Free.

Westfield Theatre Winter One Acts For performance schedule,visit the Web site. Friday 7:30 p.m., Saturday 2 and 7:30 p.m., Sunday 2 p.m. Westfield High School, 4700 Stonecroft Blvd., Chantilly. 703-488-6300. www.westfieldtheatreboosters.com . $10.

Saturday, Feb. 14

Family Reunion Workshop Information on organizing family reunions, selecting a date, fundraising, meals, activities. 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Westin Hotel at Tysons Corner, 7801 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church. 703-752-9509. www.fxva.com . Free, registration required.

Tai chi For beginners. 8-9 a.m. St. Luke Catholic School, 7005 Georgetown Pike, McLean. 703-759-9141. freetaichi.org . Free.

Annual Day of Percussion Includes performances and clinics by artists, educators from middle and high school and colleges. This year’s headliner is Danny Seraphine, jazz and rock drummer and member of the band Chicago. Presented by Virginia/DC Percussive Arts Society. 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. South Lakes High School, 11400 South Lakes Dr., Reston. 703-715-4500. www.community.pas.org . $15.

Falls Church farmers market Vendors offer locally grown fruits, vegetables, cheeses, honey and meats. Operated by the Recreation and Parks Department. 9 a.m.-noon. City Hall parking lot, 300 Park Ave. 703-248-5077. www.fallschurchva.gov/farmersmarket.

Victorian Valentine’s Day Floral design workshop on the meaning of flowers and creating an arrangement. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Green Spring Gardens Park, 4603 Green Spring Rd., Alexandria. Register on-line at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring using code 290 109 1001 for the program and code 290 109 1002 for the supply fee. Phone: 703-642-5173. www.greenspring.org $38 for program plus $25 supply fee.

Kundalini yoga class Focus on breathing, meditation, stretching and relaxation. Discounts available for seniors. Drop in or sign up for multiple classes. 9:30-11 a.m. Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax, 2709 Hunter Mill Rd., Oakton. 571-213-3192. $15, introductory session free.

Chocolate and tea tasting Learn about proper pairing of chocolate and tea. 10 a.m.-noon. Green Spring Gardens Park, 4603 Green Spring Rd., Alexandria. Register online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring using code 290 102 6701 or call 703-642-5173. www.greenspring.org . $27.

Annual Chinese New Year Festival Indoor event includes live performances, costume fashion show, Asian food, crafts and business booths and more. Hosted by Asian Community Service Center. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Luther Jackson Middle School, 3020 Gallows Road, Falls Church. 703-868-1509. ChineseNewYearFestival.org. Free.

Mended Hearts support group For heart surgery patients, their families and friends. 11 a.m. Inova Fairfax Hospital, Heart and Vascular Institute, 3300 Gallows Rd., Falls Church. 703-941-8500. Free.

Mental health support Sponsored by the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance of Falls Church. 3-5 p.m. Northern Virginia Mental Health Institute, 3302 Gallows Rd., Falls Church. 703-354-5104. Free.

Burke Historical Society plaque presentation To honor Burke’s African American Civil War heroes. Presented by Burke Volunteer Fire & Rescue Department, Progressive Firefighters of Fairfax County, Fairfax County, Paul Davis Restoration and the Burke Historical Society. 11 a.m. Burke Volunteer Fire Department, 9501 Old Burke Rd. 703-978-9200. Free, reservations required.

Garden Sprouts: Garden Valentines Ages 3 to 5 will make Valentines with pressed flowers and look through the glasshouse for hearts that are found in nature. 11 a.m.-noon, Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Rd., Alexandria area. 703-642-5173. $6, registration required.

Coyote Campfire Listen to coyote calls, take a short hike and make s’mores. 6:30 p.m. Ellanor C. Lawrence Park, 5040 Walney Rd., Chantilly. 703-631-0013. www.fairfaxcounty.gov., dochs0@fairfaxcounty.gov . $6.

Sunday, Feb. 15

Breakfast buffet Menu includes omelets, scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon and more. 8 a.m. to noon. Vienna American Legion Post 180, 330 Center St., N. 703-938-6580. $8, age 12 and younger $3.

Model train show Offered by Northern Virginia NTRAK members. 1-4 p.m. Fairfax Station Railroad Museum, 11200 Fairfax Station Rd., Fairfax Station. 703-503-9711. jmitulla@verizon.net. $4, ages 5-15 $2, 4 and younger free.

Winter Lecture: Winning Against Weeds Garden expert Mary Godinez shows some of the major weeds, their weaknesses and how best to get rid of them. 1:30-2:30 p.m. Green Spring Gardens Park, 4603 Green Spring Rd., Alexandria. Register online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring using code 290 182 4501 or call 703-642-5173. www.greenspring.org . $10 advance registration for Fairfax County residents, non-residents $12.

Springfield bingo Age 12 and older. Youths ages 12 to 17 must be accompanied by an adult. No smoking. Sunday and Tuesday at 7 p.m. Greater Springfield Volunteer Fire Department, 7011 Backlick Rd. 703-569-9828. Card $1, multi-card book $35.

Monday, Feb. 16

Deadline for fire and rescue academy applications For those 18 and older interested in fire suppression, emergency medical services, training, recruitment, special operations. The academy begins March 12 and will meet nine consecutive weeks at various locations. 703-246-3801. www.fairfaxcounty.gov. Free.

Aquatic fall-prevention Monday at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., Tuesday 1:30 p.m., Thursday 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., Friday 11 a.m. Woodlands Retirement Community, 4320 Forest Hill Dr., Fairfax. 703-667-9801. $10 per class, registration required.

Fairfax bingo Proceeds go to scholarships and other Elks Lodge charities. No smoking. Dinner sold. Sponsored by the Arlington-Fairfax Elks. Doors open Monday and Thursday at 5:30 p.m. Early bird bingo at 6:30 p.m., regular bingo at 7:30 p.m. Arlington-Fairfax Elks Lodge, 8421 Arlington Blvd. 703-560-2188. Regular bingo $6, six-face cards $14.

“Big Fish” theater production Follow Edward Bloom as he pursues the woman of his dreams, fights magical creatures and learns that fatherhood may be the biggest challenge of all. Mondays 2 p.m., Thursdays 7 p.m. through Feb. 22. McLean High School, 1633 Davidson Rd., McLean. 703-714-5700. mcleandrama@gmail.com . brownpapertickets.com/event/879174 . Reserved seating adult $15 ($16.52 with service fee); reserved student/senior $10 ($11.34 w/service fee). Tickets also for sale at the door.

Centreville Garden Club meeting Landscape designer Jane Osborne will present pruning tips for shrubs and trees. 7 p.m. Sully Governmental Center, 4900 Stonecroft Blvd., Chantilly. 703-266-9233. centrevillegardenclub@gmail.com . Free.

Tuesday, Feb. 17

“All Things Red” art display Presented by Vienna Arts Society for Valentine’s Day and the carnival season. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Vienna Arts Center, 115 Pleasant St. 703-319-3971. Free.

Greeting cards class Make three or four different cards using stamps, die cuts and embellishments. 10 a.m. Hollin Hall Senior Center, 1500 Shenandoah Rd., Alexandria. 703-765-4573. $10.

Parkinson’s aquatics exercise class Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10-11 a.m. Woodlands Retirement Community, 4320 Forest Hill Dr., Fairfax. 703-378-7221. www.fairoaksparkinsons.com . $10, care partners $5, registration required.

Postpartum mood and anxiety support For mothers and babies. 10-11:30 a.m. Inova Fairfax Hospital, Heart and Vascular Institute, ground-floor conference center, 3300 Gallows Rd., Falls Church. 703-776-6775. Free.

Mount Vernon Genealogical Society meeting Includes a discussion, “Mayors, Merchants and Maladies” by museum curator Callie Stapp on the operations of Alexandria’s 18th century Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary. 1-3 p.m. Hollin Hall Senior Center, 1500 Shenandoah Rd., Alexandria. 703-768-4101. www.mvgenealogy.org .

Hunger-relief pancake dinner Annual dinner to benefit the Society of St. Andrew, a national nonprofit hunger-relief ministry. Sponsored by United Methodist Church. 5-7 p.m. United Methodist Church, 6817 Dean Dr., McLean. 703-356-6336. Donations accepted.

Pancake dinner Celebration of Shrove Tuesday. Hosted by Franconia United Methodist Church. 5:30-8 p.m. Franconia United Methodist Church, 6037 Franconia Rd., Franconia area. 703-971-5151. admin@franconiaumc.org . Free.

Mount Vernon Community Band practice Open to adult and youth musicians, the band has performed in the area since 1978. No audition required. Tuesdays at 7:30-9:30 p.m. Mount Vernon High School, band room, 8515 Old Mount Vernon Rd., Mount Vernon area. 703-768-4172. www.mvbands.com . Free.

Wakefield Chorale rehearsals No audition required. Tuesdays at 7:30-9:30 p.m. United Baptist Church, 7100 Columbia Pike, Annandale. 703-255-3489. Free.

Wednesday, Feb. 18

McLean Antique Club meeting Presentation by Mary Wolfeson, “Period Costume Design.” 10 a.m. McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave. 703-734-0298. Free.

Vision support group Offered by Prevention of Blindness Society of Metropolitan Washington. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Vinson Hall Retirement Community, 6251 Old Dominion Dr., McLean. 703-742-9070. www.youreyes.org/events . Free.

Rotary Club of Annandale Weekly meeting. 12:15 p.m. Juke Box Diner, 7039 Columbia Pike, Annandale. www.clubrunner.ca/annandale. Free.

Diagnosis Dementia Now What? education program Discussion for caregivers and others. 1:30 p.m. Insight Memory Care Center, 3953 Pender Drive, Suite 100,, Fairfax. 703-204-4664. Free.

McLean Citizens Association meeting Includes presentation by local nonprofit groups McLean Community Foundation, McLean Trees Foundation, Safe Community Coalition and organizers of Fairfax 2015: World Police & Fire Games, a worldwide Olympics for active and retired law enforcement and fire service personnel. 7:30 p.m. McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave. 703-442-6601. Free.

Thursday, Feb. 19

Liberty Republican Women’s Club meeting Panel discussion with guests Pat Herrity and Michael R. Frey regarding budget, taxes and other issues in the Sully district and the county. Social hour, 6 p.m. 7 p.m. Sully Governmental Center, 4900 Stonecroft Blvd., Chantilly. 703-378-4190. Free.

Dulles Area Chapter AARP meeting Chapter 4681. Meets third Thursday of each month. 7-8:30 p.m. Herndon Senior Center, 873 Grace St., Herndon. 703-464-6200. Free.

Vietnam Veterans of America meeting Chapter 227 discussion on burial benefits. Attorney Daniel Dibiase will answer questions on wills and trusts. 7:30 p.m. Neighbor’s Restaurant, 262D Cedar Lane, Vienna. 703-255-0353. www.vva227.org . Free.

— Compiled by Bonnie Smith

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