Posh Seven Events February 2021

Loudoun Love Letters
February 1, 2021 – February 28, 2021
Loudoun county residents of all ages are encouraged to join the library sending valentines and cards to our community’s nursing home and assisted living residents, many of whom continue to be isolated due to the pandemic. Drawings, photos and words of encouragement are ideal. You can also stop by your local library to pick up cards to fill out. All letters will be screened and quarantined prior to distribution to centers accepting them. Thank you for sharing the love during this time of need! Visit library.loudoun.gov for more informFebruary 1, 2021 – February 28, 2021
Old Town Alexandria, Alexandria, VA 22314ation.

The Hunt for George Washington
February 1, 2021 – February 28, 2021
Old Town Alexandria, Alexandria, VA 22314
Celebrate the birthday of our first president of the United States, George Washington. Uncover clues about George Washington with this fun and challenging scavenger hunt. The game takes approximately one hour to complete, and will take you to places associated with George Washington. Start by printing a clue sheet at home and bring it with you as you traverse the heart of Old Town Alexandria and use your sleuthing skills to find answers to the clues. Submit your findings by February 28 th, to receive a prize. Try other activities planned honoring George Washington the whole month of February such as voting on your favorite cherry inspired recipes at local restaurants, virtual events including lectures discussing various periods of his life, online programs featuring performances and musicians, a virtual re-creation of his birthday in the ballroom of Gatsby’s Tavern, and much more. Visit washingtonbirthday.com for more information.

McLean Uncorked
February 7, 2021
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
For beginners and connoisseurs alike, this wine experience will not disappoint. Join your friends, or surprise your Valentine and enjoy this fun, virtual, live and interactive wine tasting and food pairing event. Four unique wines for this tasting are available to pre-purchase by registrants at Balducci’s in McLean, Virginia. A wine expert will lead this session, and explore the selected wines as well as other interesting aspects of the art of wine tasting. Visit mcleancenter.org to register or for more information.

Fun with Polymer Clay
February 8, 2021
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North Street, Fairfax, Virginia 22030
Create hearts and other shapes from polymer clay at this virtual event. Learn some basic techniques for working with clay. Limited kits of supplies will be available at the library for this program, or gather your own supplies. Pick up kits will be available at curbside pickup. The clay needs to be baked after the program. Instructions will be provided. A Zoom link will be sent before the program. Ages eight through adult. Visit fairfaxcounty.gov to register or for more information.

No Bake Indian Desserts
February 9, 2021
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Join the library online for a demonstration of delicious and easy no-bake desserts popular in Indian cuisine. The session will be conducted live on Zoom. A link will be emailed to you before the program. Visit fairfaxcounty.gov to register or for more information.

Rock painting- photo courtesy of Reston Regional Library

DIY Craft Club – Valentine’s Day
February 10, 2021
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston, Virginia 20190
Celebrate your love of crafting! This month the library is offering a virtual session making Valentine-themed healing stones. To participate, please pick up a craft kit at the Reston Library or gather the supplies on your own. An invitation to join the online Zoom event will be sent to registered participants before the event. Adults. Visit fairfaxcounty.gov to register or for more information.

Floral Paint with Watercolors-photo courtesy of artist Kris Loya

Paint With Watercolors
February 12, 2021
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Become a confident painter with step-by-step instructions on how to use watercolors. Artist Kris Loya will show you how to paint delicate flowers which then can be turned into a heart or another shape. A perfect Valentine’s Day craft that can be used for decor, cards or gift tags. The link for this program will be added in the days prior to the event, and will be activated just prior to the program time listed. Visit library.loudoun.gov for more information.

Smithsonian Chinese New Year- photo courtesy of Smithsonian American Art Museum

Lunar New Year Virtual Celebration
February 13, 2021
10:00 am
Ring in the Year of the Ox! Celebrate the Lunar New Year online with the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Chinese Cultural Institute, and the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in the United States of America. Enjoy streamed video performances and demonstrations of traditional Chinese crafts and Lunar New Year traditions. Visit americanart.si.edu to register or for more information.

Valentine’s Day Carriage Rides
February 14, 2021
3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Reston Town Center, 11900 Market Street, Reston, Virginia 20190
Celebrate the season of love with a ride along the twinkling streets of Reston Town Center. Departures are in front of the Pavilion Ice Rink. Masks must be worn while waiting, and riding in the carriage. Bring your own blankets to stay warm. Following each ride, the carriage will be sanitized in preparation for the next booking. Reservations are required for all groups, and a donation of $30 per group is being collected that goes directly to the nonprofit, Cornerstones. Visit restontowncenter.com to make reservations or for more information.

LOVEworks- photo courtesy of Kathryn Warden

LOVE Works
Virginia has taken its’ iconic slogan, “Virginia is for Lovers” and turned it into art pieces throughout the state of Virginia creating a fun and safe way to explore Virginia. With over two hundred LOVEworks signs located around the state, LOVE can be found in every corner. These large signs spell LOVE with giant letters in creative designs, and create the perfect backdrop for a great photo or the opportunity to explore new parts of the state. Check out the closet locations in Manassas, Loudoun, and Vienna. Visit virginia.org for locations or for more information.

MuralsDC- photo courtesy of DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities
MuralsDC- photo courtesy of DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities

MuralsDC
Funded by the DC Department of Public Works in cooperation with the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, MuralsDC has created a mission to clean and beautify the nation’s capital one wall at a time by painting murals in the District. While most of the artists are local, the program has worked with artists across the country and around the world, creating some of the most engaging and photographed murals in the region. Drive or walk through the District and check out some of these influential works. Visit muralsdcproject.com for more information.

MuralsDC- photo courtesy of DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities

George Washington’s Virtual Birthday Party
February 22, 2021
7:00 pm
Join Mount Vernon for an evening featuring performances and stories from a variety of actors, musicians, and historians to celebrate George Washington’s 289th birthday. Entertainment includes stories and birthday wishes from bestselling author Rick Atkinson, Grammy Award-winning violinist Joshua Bell, renowned opera singer Denyce Graves, Grammy Award-winner Juanes, and more. Donations requested and all proceeds from this event will support the restoration and preservation of George Washington’s beloved home, Mount Vernon. Visit mountvernon.org to register or for more information.

Mount Vernon- photo courtesy of Mount Vernon


Virtual Puppet Show

February 24, 2021
11:30 am – 12:00 pm
Join the Dolley Madison children’s librarians to see your favorite children’s stories come to life with our colorful collection of puppet characters who will tell stories, sing and rhyme. Spots are limited. Register below to receive the Zoom invite code. Codes will be sent out approximately one hour before the program start time. Visit fairfaxcounty.gov to register or for more information.

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