March is here, and with it brings the hope of warm weather and an increase in local events. Highlights this month include the SingStrong a cappella festival, the Mini Maker Faire, and an Easter egg hunt. Here are plenty of ideas for things to do in March in the Reston area.
The Reston Players Present Sunset Boulevard
CenterStage at the Reston Community Center at Hunters Woods
Local theatrical group the Reston Players will perform Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical about a silent movie star facing changing times. Performance dates: Feb. 27, 28, March 6, 7, 8*, 13, 14, 15*, 20, 21, 2015 (March 8 and 15 are matinees.)
MARCH 6-8, 2015
SingStrong A Cappella Festival
South Lakes High School Arts Center, 11400 South Lakes Drive, Reston
This weekend-long music festival will feature a cappella performances by groups from around the world. Events include a cappella classes, concerts, and competitions. Profits support the Alzheimer’s Association and local music programs.
SATURDAY, MARCH 7, 2015
Opening Reception for GRACE Art: Celebrating Creativity
5-7pm, Greater Reston Arts Center, Reston Town Center
This exhibition features selected works from students from eight schools participating in the Center’s signature art education program, GRACE Art. The exhibition will run from March 6 to March 14.
SATURDAY, MARCH 14, 2015
Lucky Leprechaun 5K
8:30am, Reston Town Center
This 5K course loops around the Town Center, and returns for a St. Patrick’s Day-themed after party at World of Beer. There will be a free short kids fun run at 9:30 a.m.
SUNDAY, MARCH 15, 2015
NoVa Mini Maker Faire
Langston Hughes Middle School and South Lakes High School, Reston
This annual event is a celebration of the Maker movement, a technology-influenced community of innovators. Engineers, woodworkers, artists, and craftspeople will gather to exhibit their latest inventions and creations. Instructional classes will also be available.
FRIDAY, MARCH 20, 2015
Opening Reception for Emerging Visions: Reconstruction
6-8pm, Greater Reston Arts Center, Reston Town Center
Students from three area high schools have engaged the theme of Reconstruction by creating artwork exploring memory, identity, relationships, and life cycles. The exhibition will run from March 20 to April 4.
SATURDAY, MARCH 21, 2015
Kids’ Trout Fishing Day
8am-noon, Snakeden Branch Stream between Soapstone Dr. and Lake Audubon, Reston
Kids aged 2-12 and their parents will be provided with fishing equipment, and volunteers will be on hand to teach techniques. Snakeden Branch Stream will be stocked with hundreds of trout. Adults are not permitted to fish during this event.
FRIDAY, MARCH 27, 2015
Environmental Film: More Than Honey
7-9pm, Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive, Reston
The film investigates the global issue of bees facing extinction. Using exquisite macro-photography of bees in flight and in their hives, a fascinating and complex world in crisis is revealed.
SATURDAY, MARCH 28, 2015
EGGnormous Egg Hunt
10am, Brown’s Chapel, 11300 Baron Cameron Avenue, Reston
Bring the kids for this annual celebration. Carnival games, entertainment, moon bounces, prizes, and a strolling magician will be featured along with Reston’s ever-popular egg hunt. The egg hunt starts at 10:30 a.m. sharp.
SUNDAY, MARCH 29, 2015
Runners Marathon of Reston
7:30am, South Lakes High School, Reston
The marathon course follows two gently rolling and scenic half marathon loops around Reston utilizing the roads and Reston’s extensive paved path system. Funds generated from this race will be earmarked for the Reston Runners Community Fund to support local high school athletes.