Fun and Cozy Winter Events, Perfect for a Weekend Getaway!

Fun and Cozy Winter Events, Perfect for a Weekend Getaway!
The winter air bites at your nose as you brace yourself against the cold. While many seek refuge from frigid temperatures by the warmth of hearth and home, winter also brings its own unique opportunities to get bundled up and explore all the fun activities taking place around our region this month. From ice skating under sparkling lights to sipping hot cocoa by a roaring bonfire, January is jam-packed with cozy community events celebrating the season that are perfect excuses to get out of the house for a weekend. These events guaranteed to brighten even the dreariest of winter days. So grab your mittens, your scarf, and your sense of adventure - it's time to embrace old man winter and everything this season has to offer!
 
The Front Guys Return!

 
Friday, January 19 · 6 - 9pm EST
The Winery at Sunshine Ridge Farm
15850 Sunshine Ridge Lane Gainesville, VA 20155 United States
 
About the Event
Get ready for an unforgettable night of live entertainment, as The Front Guys return to the stage! Featuring the incredible talents of Rowdy Tolbert and Tommy Bouch, both lead singers of notable country cover bands Rowdy Ace Band and Delta Spur, this dynamic duo is sure to have you singing and dancing along all night long. Don't miss your chance to catch them live and experience the infectious energy they bring to every performance. So mark your calendars and get your friends together for a night to remember with The Front Guys!
 
Boy Jr. and Medusa Live at Clearbrook Center
 
Friday, January 19 · 7 - 11pm EST
Clearbrook Center of the Arts
2230 Tacketts Mill Drive #B Lake Ridge, VA 22192 United States
 
About the Event
Looking for a night filled with the best rock music? Look no further than Clearbrook Center of the Arts, where Boy Jr. and Medusa will be taking the stage for an unforgettable performance! With an atmosphere that embodies the true spirit of rock and roll, this all-in-one venue is sure to have you singing and dancing along to the thunderous beats and electrifying riffs all night long. So, put on your dancing shoes, gather your friends, and head on down to Clearbrook Center for a night of pure excitement and energy. You won't want to miss out on this epic concert, so grab your tickets today and get ready to rock!
 
Deadly Sins of BD/Capture (and How to Avoid Them)
Friday, January 19 · 8 - 10am EST
SevaSpaces 1604 Spring Hill Rd 2nd Floor Vienna, VA 22182 United States
 
About the Event
Do you want to learn about the mistakes that business development and capture teams commonly make that lead to unnecessary losses? Then join FORUM and G2Xchange for an enlightening learning session titled “The Deadly Sins of BD/Capture (and How to Avoid Them).” Whether you're new to the field or a seasoned professional, Alexa Tsui of G2Xchange, Brian Lindholm of FedSavvy Strategies, and Aubrey Gainfort of Breaking the Standard will share their insights and experience to help you avoid making those "unforced errors." With registration and networking taking place from 7:30-8:00am, don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to improve your skills and advance your career in business development and capture.
 
Mother and Daughter After Christmas Vision Board Party!

 
Saturday, January 20 · 4:30 - 6:30pm EST
Apple Tree Counseling LLC 210-B Commerce Street Occoquan, VA 22125 United States
 
About the Event
Experience a magical mother-daughter bonding session at our Vision Board Party! Join us for a delightful and creative event where you and your daughter can spend quality time together while setting goals and envisioning the future. We invite you to bring pictures that represent your aspirations - we'll provide the rest!
 
During this relaxed and festive gathering, enjoy the soothing sounds of music while sipping on delicious hot chocolate from our special bar. Collaborate with your daughter to select images and words that resonate with your dreams and aspirations. As you create your vision boards, you'll have the opportunity to engage in meaningful conversations and deepen your bond with each other.
 
Once your vision boards are complete, you can share the significance behind your chosen images and words with the group. This powerful and emotional experience will create a supportive community where we uplift and encourage each other in pursuing our goals. Display your vision board prominently to remind yourself of your dreams and keep yourself motivated throughout the year.
 
Don't miss our post-holiday Vision Board Party/Workshop led by a Licensed Counselor. Together, we will shape a vision for what we want 2024 to hold. All the necessary materials, including a canvas or poster board, magazines, stickers, markers, accessories, scissors, and glue sticks, will be provided.
 
And that's not all! Indulge in the charm of our Hot Chocolate Charcuterie Board. It's a delightful addition to this unforgettable event.
 
Join us at Apple Tree Counseling LLC, your local neighborhood counseling center, and start 2024 with heartfelt intentions, handcrafted creations, and beautiful connections with your daughter.
 
Unboxing your Sewing Machine
(Learn how to operate your sewing machine)
Saturday, January 20 · 10 - 11:15am EST
Studio Tissue8 | THE ART OF SEWING
Ox Road Fairfax Station, VA 22039 United States
 
About the Event
Are you new to sewing machines and unsure where to begin? Join our group instruction at Studio Tissue8 and learn how to operate your sewing machine. Our experienced seamstresses will guide you every step of the way, starting with threading a needle and ending with using the attachments that come with your sewing machine. This 75-minute session will give you the confidence to tackle any sewing project. Plus, you'll have fun learning alongside other adults. The session is on January 20, 2024, from 10 to 11:15 am at our Fairfax Station, VA location near Ox & Henderson Road. Register now and receive the actual location after your booking. Our fee is $85.00, and please read our cancellation/refund policy before registering.
 
LIVE STAND UP COMEDY at FAIR WINDS BREWING
Starts on Saturday, January 20 · 7pm EST
Fair Winds Brewing Company
7000 Newington Rd Suite K&L Lorton, VA 22079 United States
 
About the Event
Come down to Fair Winds Brewing for a night of laughter and merriment with our Live Stand Up Comedy at the brewery! Host Michael Connell is back with some of the funniest comedians the DMV has to offer. The show starts at 7PM, but don't wait too long to arrive as doors open at 6:30PM, and seating is limited. Thanks to Natural Red Catering, you won't have to worry about going hungry as food will be available to fuel your laughter. Advanced tickets are only $10, so grab yours now and avoid the $15 at the door fee. Trust us, you don't want to miss out on this hilarious showcase of talent. See you there!
 
Family Day!
Saturday, January 20 · 12 - 3pm EST
Tephra Institute of Contemporary Art
12001 Market Street #103 Reston, VA 20190 United States
 
About the Event
Looking for a fun family activity this weekend? Look no further than Tephra ICA's Family Day on Saturday, January 20th! Drop in anytime between 12-3pm to participate in free artmaking activities inspired by the impressive works of contemporary artist Kendall Buster. You'll have the chance to create your own painting or drawing, and take it home as a memento of your creative afternoon. Even better, this event is completely free and open to the public, making it the perfect outing for families on a budget. Just be sure to register ahead of time to secure your spot. Thanks to the generosity of the Reston Community Center, Tephra ICA is able to offer this exciting program to families in the area. Don't miss out on this fun-filled opportunity to connect with art and your loved ones!
 
Parent and Me Yoga
Saturday, January 20 · 10 - 10:30am EST
The Goddard School of Falls Church, Telestar Court, Falls Church, VA, USA
2921 Telestar Court Falls Church, VA 22042 United States
 
About the Event
Looking for a fun bonding activity with your child that also promotes mindfulness and relaxation? Look no further than Parent and Me Yoga! Join Mindfulnest, babycito, and The Goddard School of Falls Church for an exciting session of playful movin’ and groovin’. Led by Shannon, an incredible yoga instructor and owner of Mindfulnest Yoga, this class is suitable for parents and children of all levels of experience. Together, you'll learn gentle stretches and poses that will help build social-emotional skills and provide calming techniques. So grab a mat (parent and child can share) and come enjoy a rejuvenating and engaging experience with Parent and Me Yoga. Namaste!
 
Mug & vase making at Gathering Springs Farm

 
Saturday, January 20 · 2 - 4pm EST
Gathering Springs Farm, Sam Fred Road, Middleburg, VA, USA
22022 Sam Fred Road Middleburg, VA 20117 United States
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About the Event
Come on down to Gathering Springs Farm and explore your artistic side with our mug and vase making workshop! We'll show you the ropes of hand-built pottery and let you mold a piece of your own with your own unique design. Our experienced guides will be there every step of the way, helping you craft your masterpiece from start to finish. When you're done, you'll have your very own one-of-a-kind mug or vase to proudly display in your home. And don't worry if you can't make it to collect your fired piece in January - we also offer the option of shipping for a small additional fee. So come join us for a fun and creative afternoon, and take your newfound skills home with you!
 
Learn to Grow Gourmet and Medicinal at Home

 
Saturday, January 20 · 10 - 11:30am EST
7701 Southern Drive Springfield, VA 22150 United States
 
About the Event
Discover the incredible health benefits and culinary delights of mushrooms with our exclusive workshop. Join us as we delve into the fascinating world of mushroom cultivation, teaching you the basics of biology, effective growing techniques, and successful harvesting methods.
 
No gardening experience? No problem! This workshop is specifically designed for beginners, making it the perfect opportunity to start your mushroom-growing journey. From oyster mushrooms to shiitake and lion's mane, learn how to cultivate these delicious and medicinal fungi right in your own backyard.
 
By the end of this course, you'll have a thorough understanding of mushroom lifecycles, be confident in growing mushrooms using different techniques, and know the ideal conditions for fruiting and harvesting your crop.
 
But it's not just about learning. This workshop is a chance to connect with like-minded enthusiasts, expand your knowledge, and gain hands-on experience. Don't miss out on this amazing opportunity to explore the wonders of homegrown gourmet and medicinal mushrooms.
 
Sign up now and get ready for a fun-filled day of discovery and endless possibilities!
 
Pa La Cocina Cooking Class- Tortillas & Salsas
Saturday, January 20 · 2 - 4pm EST
La Prensa Tacos & Tapas
21305 Windmill Parc Drive #Unit 140 Sterling, VA 20166 United States
 
About the Event
Are you ready for a hands-on cooking class that celebrates the tastes and techniques of authentic global cuisine? Then join Chef de Cuisine Tomas Lobato for a fun and informative Pa La Cocina cooking class! In this two-hour class, you'll learn how to use a Prensa to make fluffy, delicious tortillas from scratch, how to create two flavorful salsas to complement any dish, and the secret to marinating your proteins perfectly. Plus, you'll get to enjoy two tacos and a cocktail as a delicious reward for your hard work. So come ready to learn, have fun, and get messy! Just remember to wear appropriate kitchen clothes, tie back your hair, wear closed-toed shoes, and leave any large jewelry at home.
 
Cadaver Art Aesthetics in Washington, DC
Saturday, January 20 · 9am - 6pm EST
8614 Westwood Center Drive Vienna, VA 22182 United States
 
About the Event
In the aesthetics industry, ongoing education is key to providing patients with safe, effective treatments. At Cadaver Art Aesthetics, we recognize the importance of hands-on learning and seek to fill a gap in the DMV area with our multidisciplinary provider training panel. Our combined didactic and hands-on cadaver workshop offers providers the opportunity to learn new advanced techniques and refine their skills. Whether you're a beginner or a transitioning provider, our goal is to provide exposure to a wide range of principals and multiple injectable procedures on human tissue. We're excited to invite you to our first workshop and help you build a strong foundation of learning in the aesthetics industry.
 
E60 Fitness Pop-Up Class at Aslin Beer Co
Starts on Saturday, January 20 · 10am EST
Aslin Beer Company
847 South Pickett Street Alexandria, VA 22304 United States
 
About the Event
Ready to make the most out of your Saturday morning? Look no further than E60 Fitness for a total body workout that will leave you feeling pumped and energized. Join one of our elite trainers for a gut-busting session that guarantees to challenge your fitness limits. And once you've earned it, treat yourself to a refreshing, cold beer at the Aslin Beer Co. It's the perfect way to wind down after a rigorous workout and make some new friends in the process. Best of all, you don't need anything except yourself dressed in athletic wear and a yoga mat. So what are you waiting for? Sign up now, and don't forget to reach out to [email protected] with any questions you may have.
 
Cocktail and Charcuterie Making Class
Saturday, January 20 · 5 - 7pm EST
8453 Tyco Road #unit l Vienna, VA 22182 United States
 
About the Event
Get ready to become a master mixologist and charcuterie connoisseur! We invite you to join us for an exciting in-person event at our 8453 Tyco Road location in Vienna, VA, USA. Our cocktail and charcuterie making class is the perfect opportunity to learn how to whip up your favorite mixed drinks and put together a tasty, eye-catching spread. With our expert instructors, you'll discover the secrets behind mixing the perfect flavors and arranging the most visually appealing boards. Get ready for some hands-on fun and leave with the skills to impress your friends and family at your next gathering. Don't miss out on this unforgettable experience!
 
Weekend Special Indian Buffet Including Chaat
Saturday, January 20 · 12 - 8pm EST
Anna Sudha Community Kitchens
21100 Dulles Town Circle Dulles, VA 20166 United States
 
About the Event
Come and join us for a delicious Weekend Special Indian Buffet Including Chaat at Anna Sudha Community Kitchens! Our talented chefs have prepared a feast of authentic Indian cuisine for you to indulge in and delight your taste buds. From aromatic curries to mouthwatering biryanis, our buffet offers a wide array of flavors to satisfy every palate. Our buffet also features a special Chaat counter where you can enjoy the popular street food snacks of India from tangy pani puri to crispy samosas. You don't want to miss out on this amazing culinary experience, so be sure to mark your calendars for every Friday starting 2024 and join us at Anna Sudha Community Kitchens for a dining experience you won't forget.
 
Wine Winter Wonderland
Saturday, January 20 · 3 - 6pm EST
Regiment drive Manassas, VA 20110 United States
 
About the Event
Welcome to the Wine Winter Wonderland event in Manassas, VA, USA! We're excited to have you here for an unforgettable in-person experience that promises to delight wine enthusiasts of all levels. Join us as a sommelier guides us through a tasting of five black-owned wine brands, and sip your favorite wine while enjoying a luxurious indoor wonderland picnic. Whether you're a seasoned sommelier or just starting your wine journey, this event offers the perfect opportunity to expand your wine knowledge and socialize with fellow wine lovers. And don't forget the color theme; please wear white or baby blue. So come on out, dress to impress, and raise a glass to enjoying the magic of winter with the perfect wine in hand. Cheers!
 
Concealed Carry Class

 
Saturday, January 20 · 10am - 12pm EST
14631 Minnieville Road Dale City, VA 22193 United States
 
About the Event
Welcome to the Virginia Concealed Carry Class, where we provide the necessary training for individuals seeking a concealed handgun permit in Virginia. Our class is approved and recognized in all Virginia jurisdictions and provides the essential knowledge and skills required to carry a concealed weapon. Although Virginia has a reciprocal agreement with 33 states, it is important to note that we do not have such an agreement with PA, DE, NV, and WA. However, if you are interested in a Utah concealed carry permit, which does have a reciprocity agreement with those states, you can add it on for an additional $40. Our staff is here to support you throughout the process and ensure that you have all the information you need to protect yourself and your loved ones.
NOVA WINE EXPO
Saturday, January 20 · 11am - 4pm EST
Dulles Expo Center
4320 Chantilly Shopping Center Chantilly, VA 20151 United States
 
About the Event
Attention all wine lovers! Get ready for an unforgettable day filled with wine and fun. Our doors will open at 11am, so don't be late! Join us as we showcase some of the finest Virginia Wines and Specialty Vendors right here in Northern Virginia. What's more? Wine samples are included with admission! So bring your loved ones and be a part of NOVA's premier Wine event. We have select wineries, cideries, and distilleries on-site to educate expo/festival attendees about their product. And that's not all, select vendors will have their products available for sample and sale. But don't forget to drink responsibly and plan ahead for a place to stay or ride home, so you can enjoy our event to the fullest. Best of all, by attending our event, you'll be supporting the Frederickson Outreach Coalition. See you there!
 
Girls in Gis Virginia-Falls Church Gi & No-Gi Event

 
Sunday, January 21 · 11am - 2pm EST
Fifty/50 Martial Arts Academy
929 W Broad street Suite 103 Falls Church, VA 22046 United States
 
About the Event
Get ready for an incredible experience in Jiu Jitsu!
 
Join Girls in Gis, a powerful community of women and girls in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. We host exclusive training events tailored for females, led by women, and attended by women and girls only.
 
It's our time to dominate the mats as we welcome women and girls of all ages and skill levels, regardless of academy affiliation. No experience? No problem! Beginners are always welcome.
 
Our events are all about participation, but we understand if parents or guardians want to cheer on their underage participants from the sidelines.
 
To ensure equal opportunities for all, our events are donation based. Your contribution helps us pay our guest instructors and support our programs like events, leadership training, instructional programs, and scholarships. If making a donation is not possible, reach out to us so we can find a solution that allows you to participate.
 
Don't forget to grab some exclusive Girls in Gis merchandise, like t-shirts and patches, when you make your donation. All orders can be picked up at the event.
 
Join us for an empowering Jiu Jitsu experience like no other!
 
Meditate With Monk in Virginia - Mind and Body Relaxation with mindfulness
Sunday, January 21 · 3:30 - 5pm EST
Vienna Community Center
120 Cherry Street Southeast Vienna, VA 22180 United States
 
About the Event
Discover Inner Peace and True Happiness with Meditate with Monks
 
Experience a one-of-a-kind Buddhist meditation program now available in Virginia. Join us in cultivating mindfulness, harnessing positive energy, and embracing a life of tranquility.
 
No Religion, Just Mindfulness
 
Although led by Buddhist monks, our meditation sessions are not religious events. We invite individuals from all walks of life, regardless of their age or meditation experience.
 
Empower Yourself with Awareness and Mindfulness
 
Our carefully crafted program offers a variety of meditation techniques to suit your preferences. Explore breathing meditation, mind and body relaxation, loving-kindness, and impermanent meditation - all contributing to your overall well-being.
 
Transcend Negative States of Mind
 
Discover the profound ways in which focus enables you to transcend negative thoughts and emotions. Create space for relaxation, energy, and genuine happiness in your life.
 
Session Details
 
Our 90-minute sessions consist of 3-4 short meditation sessions, accompanied by enlightening discussions and narratives. Delve into the "why, what, and how" of each technique, and embark on a journey towards inner peace.
 
Join us at Meditate with Monks in Virginia and unlock your true potential.
 
So there you have it, a list of fun and cozy winter events that are perfect for a weekend getaway. So why not gather up your friends or loved ones, pack your bags and hit the road to experience all that this season has to offer? Take a break from the hustle and bustle of daily life and indulge in some quality time together surrounded by the beauty and magic of winter. And don't forget to share your memories with us using #WinterGetaway for a chance to be featured on our social media pages! Let's make this winter one to remember with unforgettable moments and cherished experiences. So what are you waiting for? Start planning your winter getaway now and create memories that will last a lifetime!

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