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This Weekend: Free Family Movie Night, Learn How to Have a 'Calmer' Home, Stuff The Bus and More

Plan your weekend with these fun events happening around Herndon and nearby.

Bring the family to a free movie night with 'The Lorax' at the Herndon Community Center this weekend. (Courtesy Photo)
Bring the family to a free movie night with 'The Lorax' at the Herndon Community Center this weekend. (Courtesy Photo)

Show Support for Special Olympics Athletes. Special Olympics basketball athletes will take to the courts for basketball contests, a shoot-out and an all-star game, during which organizers will be tossing out prizes, running zany relays and pumping up the crowd in support of Special Olympics. All they need is some enthusiastic and supportive "cheerleaders" in the audience to encourage the athletes. Sign up today at www.volunteer2cheer.com. Saturday, Jan. 18 at 6 p.m. Robinson Secondary School, 5035 Sideburn Road, Fairfax.


Affordable Care Act Workshop. Do you need more information and background on the ACA, otherwise known as Obamacare? Come to a free workshop this Saturday, Jan. 18, 9 a.m. to noon at Heritage Fellowship Church, 2501 Fox Mill Road, Reston.


Show Off Your Talents. Performers of all types are invited to show off their talents at ArtSpace Herndon's open mic night. Singers, dancers, actors, musicians, and poets of all ages are encouraged to perform. Sign up for two numbers, or 10 minutes of stage time. A keyboard, CD system, music stand, and microphones will be provided. Free and open to the public. Sign up in advance to perform. This Saturday, Jan. 18, 7 p.m. ArtSpace, 750 Center St., Herndon.


Free Family Movie Night. Bring the family to see the animated 2012 film 'The Lorax,' based on the popular Dr. Seuss book. It's all part of Herndon Environmental Network's environmental movie series. Fun activities and discussions for all ages will follow the movie, including a brief talk by HEN's Habitat Heroes, about invasive and native plants. Walk-ins are welcome, or reserve a seat in advance. This Sunday, Jan. 19, 2-5 p.m. Herndon Community Center, 814 Ferndale Ave.


Have A CALM Home? How Do You Do That? Come to a free, “laugh-out-loud” workshop for parents on how to have a calmer home. The founder of host group “Celebrate Calm” will demonstrate how to say no and stop the entitlement mentality, stop the eye-rolling and backtalk, motivate kids who are negative or overwhelmed, get kids off the screens and social media without a fight, and eliminate the constant power struggles and arguing. No RSVP needed. This Thursday, Jan. 16 at 7 p.m. Trinity Presbyterian Church, 651 Dranesville Road, Herndon.


Stuff the Bus. The ‘Stuff the Bus’ food drive begins in Fairfax County on Saturday and lasts into February. Find out more about how to donate here.


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