The Weekly Planner is a roundup of interesting events coming up over the next week in the Tysons area.
We’ve searched the web for events of note in Tysons, Vienna, Merrifield, McLean, and Falls Church. Know of any we’ve missed? Tell us!
Monday (April 26)
- Vienna Police Station Construction Update — 7 p.m. at former Faith Baptist Church (301 Center Street S) — This monthly status update on the construction of the Vienna police station is open to the public to hear the recent construction news and ask questions. The event will be held in person at the temporary police station.
- Overcome Your Fear of Cicadapocalypse — 1-2 p.m. & 2:45-3:45 p.m. at Hidden Oaks Nature Center (7701 Royce Street) — Considering locking yourself in your house while the cicadas are out? Naturalists at the Hidden Oaks Nature Center are hoping to calm your fears with an outdoor fact versus fiction information session. Register online for $7 per person.
Tuesday (April 27)
- Great Books Discussion (Online) — 7-8:30 p.m. — This week, Mary Riley Styles Public Library’s “Great Books” discussion group will talk about The Secret Sharer by Joseph Conrad. No registration is required, and it’s open to all. See the schedule for the list of future books. Email Marshall Webster at [email protected] for the Zoom link and more information.
- Introduction to Foundation Directory Online Workshop (Online) — 2-3:30 p.m. — The Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library staff is hosting a free workshop on how to use the Foundation Directory Online, a database that helps nonprofits identify grantmakers to obtain funding. The class will be taught by a trainer from Candid. Registration is required to receive the Zoom link.
Wednesday (April 28)
- (the) Unruly Theatre Project’s Virtual Improv Show (Online) — 7 p.m. — The McLean Community Center’s teen improv group is putting on its latest virtual performance. Registration is open up to two hours before the show. The Zoom link and password will be emailed to those who register. For more information, contact [email protected].
- Jane Austen Discussion Group (Online) — 7-8 p.m. — The Jane Austen Discussion Group will be discussing “Evelina” by Fanny Burney, who was one of Austen’s greatest influences. For more information or to request the Zoom link, email Marshall Webster at [email protected].
- Spring2ACTion Fundraiser (Online) — The Virginia Wildlife Rescue League has its 11th annual Spring2ACTion fundraiser to support Northern Virginia wildlife. Last year’s event raised $8,831, the nonprofit’s best year yet, so this year’s goal is $9,850. Early giving started April 14, but the last 24-hour push ends at 11:59 p.m. on April 28. Donations will go to help take care of rescued animals until they can be released back into the wild.
Friday (April 30)
- Father-Daughter Silent Disco Dance — 7-8:30 p.m. at the McLean Community Center (1234 Ingleside Ave.) — Join the McLean Community Center for the Father-Daughter Dance! This year’s event will be a little different due to COVID-19. The dance will be in the MCC parking lot, and it will be a silent disco with DJ BigCourt. The $25-per-person tickets include headphones with one of three family-friendly music genres, snack bags, and glow products.
Saturday (May 1)
- Mother’s Little Helpers — 3 p.m. at Jammin Java (227 Maple Ave. E) — Jammin Java’s 20th Anniversary Outdoor Concert Series continues with a free show by the Rolling Stones tribute band Mother’s Little Helpers. With doors opening at 2 p.m., indoor seating capacity is limited, and there is a two-item minimum purchase for customers seated at tables. Masks are required. There will also be a Grateful Dead tribute concert by Born Cross Eyed at 7 p.m.
Photo courtesy Fairfax County Park Authority
It’s going to be a cold and rainy weekend in Fairfax County, thanks to Tropical Storm Ophelia. Tracking to make landfall in North Carolina today (Friday), the storm is expected to reach Northern Virginia tonight.
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