With fall finally at NoVA’s doorstep, there are a variety of indoor and outdoor events to enjoy before the holiday season hits. From holiday lights in the park to discussions on your grandchild’s favorite social media platform, here are seven virtual and in-person events for seniors to enjoy this month.
Through Jan. 3, 2021, times vary
If you take a daily walk around the neighborhood, consider moving it to Meadowlark Botanical Gardens this month. Spend the night walking through the magical garden as it is lit with beautiful lights. The half-mile trail is full of illuminated trees, whimsical flowers and beautiful reflections on the pond. // Meadowlark Botanical Gardens: 9750 Meadowlark Gardens Court, Vienna; $9-$16
Nov. 18, 1-2:30 p.m.
Before you spend thanksgiving with your grandchildren, brush up on your knowledge of TikTok. Learn everything there is to know about the video sharing app, including why it is popular and how to create your own videos. // free
Nov. 19 & 20, 11 a.m. & 1 p.m.
Travel to England without leaving the comfort of NoVA. This traditional two-hour tea has all of the scrumptious teas and appetizers you could imagine. Guests can choose between the Duchess of York, Royal Ascot and The Little Poppet menus, which include a variety of tea sandwiches, desserts and scones. // The Tea Cart: 16 W. Main St., Berryville; $20-$38
Nov. 19, 4-5:30 p.m.
Grab the computer and join local historians for a discussion about new ground breaking research into early American history. Dr. Andrew O’Shaughnessy, Dr. Alexi Garrett and Dr. Michael Blaakman will discuss their recent work. The topics include how elite, unmarried white women commercially related to the people they enslaved, the motives of the founding-era elites and the emergence of U.S. society in the 19th century. // free
Nov. 20, 7:30 p.m.
Take your next movie night to the parking lot of Tysons Corner Center. Spend the evening getting in the holiday spirit with the classic Home Alone. Proceeds from the event will go towards the local nonprofit Food for Others. // Tysons Corner Center: 1961 Chain Bridge Road, Tysons; $10
Nov. 21, 3-5 p.m.
Warm up from the cold this Saturday with some glasses of whisky. As you sample the Scottish malts, learn about the history of Scotch whisky and the art of marketing it as you taste your way around the region. // Colvin Run Mill: 10017 Colvin Run Road, Great Falls; $45
Nov. 23, 3-4 p.m.
Whether you have a new iPhone or have been using one for years, join this class to get all of the tips and tricks. This class will include an overview of everything the cell phone offers to its users pulse a Q&A for everything that wasn’t covered. // free
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