<lst>To have community events listed free in the Connection, mail to 7913 Westpark Drive, McLean, VA 22102, fax to 703-917-0991, or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.. Deadline is two weeks before event date. Photos and artwork are encouraged. Questions? Call Michael O'Connell at 703-917-6449.
<cal2>Free Home Ownership Course 6-9 p.m. at the Eastern Loudoun Regional Library. To register for the two-part seminar, call Chris Vogel or Stu Shatz at 703-777-0389.
<cal2>Bike to Work Day 7-9 a.m. at the Reston Town Center. Sign up at the Washington Area Bicyclist Association web site www.waba.org.
Herndon Parks and Recreation Department is offering the cooking class, "Mother's Day Brunch." Register at the Herndon Community Center, 814 Ferndale Ave. or call 703-435-6868 for more information.
Book Sale at the Reston Regional Library sponsored by the Reston Friends of the Library. Hardback books start at $1.50 and paperbacks from $.50. Hours for the sale are: Friday: 10-5 p.m.; Saturday: 10-4:30 p.m.; noon-3:30 p.m. The Reston Regional Library is located at 11925 Bowman Towne Center Drive, near the Reston Towne Center. For more information, call 703-689-2700.
The Plunge and Crawling Home: Modern & classic rock covers. 6:30-10:30 p.m. on the Town Green in the Town of Herndon. For changes in the event schedule, call the Events Hotline at 703-481-6133.
<cal2>Second Annual Pet Fiesta & Exhibition 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Reston Town Center. To participate or volunteer, contact Carrie Cerny at 703-709-8201 ext. 106, or e-mail email@example.com.
5K Mutt Strutt: Paws and Claws Animal Rescue will be holding a 5K-dog walk at 9:30 a.m. It will begin outside the Reston Town Center's information centerand will continue along the W&OD trail. Registration for the walk is $25 and will be available from 8:30-9:30 a.m. in the information center the day of the event. Call 703-689-0500 or visit www.pawsclaws.org for more information.
County-Western Dance at the Reston Community Center 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Line-dance, two-step, shuffle, and swing dance in a smoke and alcohol-free environment. Light refreshments. Admission: $5. The dance is intended for persons age 18 and older. For further information, directions, or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact the Reston Community Center at 703-476-4500.
Town of Herndon Arbor Day. 1-4 p.m. at Runnymede Park. Tree fun and learning time with the Town Naturalist will take place a 1 p.m. The Arbor Day ceremony is scheduled to start at 2 p.m. and at 2:30 p.m. the Goodlife Theater will present "Tanka Tales." Picnic tables and grills are available for picnickers. For more information, call 703-787-7380 or 703-471-4337.
<cal2>Reduced Shakespeare Company will present its humorous take on Shakespeare in an 8 p.m. performance at the Reston Community Center. $15. Call: 703-476-1111
First Monday book discussion group meets 7:30-8:30 p.m. at Barnes & Noble Booksellers 1851 Fountain Drive, Reston. Topic: "Death of Vishnu" by Manil Suri.
St. Jude's Celebrity Open at the Reston International Golf Course is the annual golf fund-raiser benefits a national cause -- children with cancer at St. Jude's Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.
<cal2>AARP, Chapter 4681 Meeting 7 p.m. at the North Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Bowman Towne Drive in Reston. For more information, call 703-860-1725.
<cal2>The Reston-Herndon Area Branch of AAUW Meeting with State Senator Janet Howell 7 p.m. at the Rose Gallery meeting room in the Lake Anne Community Center. For more information, contact Karin Formoso at 703-444-4582.
Prepare Healthy, Delicious Armenian Food 7-10 p.m. at
the Reston Community Center, Hunters Woods. Participants in the class will prepare and sample two classic Armenian dishes, Lahmajoon (Armenian Pizza) and a traditional bean salad. A $6
supply fee is due the night of the class. This class is best suited to
people age 14 and older. The cost of the class is $18 for people who live and work in Reston and $27 for all others. Register in person or by faxing a completed RCC Registration form to 703-476-8617.
<cal2>The Dulles Area Transportation Association is having its 14th Anniversary Celebration. Cocktails will be served at 5:45 p.m. with dinner starting at 7 p.m. Cost: $125 per person. Tables of 10 are $1,500. Call 703-817-1307 for more information.
His Boy Elroy and Quazi: Modern & classic rock covers. 6:30-10:30 p.m. on the Town Green in the Town of Herndon. For changes in the event schedule, call the Events Hotline at 703-481-6133.
<cal2>Leadership Fairfax, Inc. invites everybody to their Anniversary Celebration in the Gymnasium at Herndon Community Center, located at 814 Ferndale Ave., Herndon, from 7:30-11:30 p.m. R & B songs from the 50's and 60's will be played and munchies, sodas and water will be available. The event costs $35. Pay $10 extra to attend the Pre-Event BBQ from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the multipurpose room.
Cooking Classes: Spring Cuisines of the World - the Caribbean, Latin America and Africa. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Chef Curtis Ross will explore the aromatic and vibrant spring cuisines of Africa, South America and the Caribbean in a six-week series of cooking classes. Whole Foods Market, 11660 Plaza America Drive, Reston. Free. Register: 703-736-0600.
<cal2>South Lakes Pyramid Concert for Instrumental Music will take place 7:30 in the Little Theater at the South Lakes High School. Reston Area Honor Band has been formed this school year with students from Forest Edge, Hunters Woods, Lake Anne, Sunrise Valley and Terraset Elementary Schools. This band will be performing, along with the Langston Hughes Symphonic Band and the South Lakes Wind Ensemble. Admission is free.
<cal2>Senior Leisure and Fitness Fair. Enhance your golden years with good health and an active lifestyle! from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Reston Community Center, Hunters Woods. For more information, directions, or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact the Reston Community Center at 703-476-4500.
<cal2>African American Women's book discussion group meets 7:30-8:30 p.m. at Barnes & Noble Booksellers 1851 Fountain Drive, Reston. Topic: "Kindred" by Octavia Butler.
<cal2>Ice Cream Social/networking event hosted by Six Degrees.net. 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the JoAnne Rose Gallery at the Reston Community Center. Attendees who register by April 30 will receive a $10 discount on the full registration fee of $45.00. Registration closes May 15 and seating is limited. For more information and registration, contact Lori Tait at 703-723-4567.
Love Seed Mama Jump: Party tunes: Dewey Beach Band. 6:30-10:30 p.m. on the Town Green in the Town of Herndon. For changes in the event schedule, call the Events Hotline at 703-481-6133.
<cal2>The Companion Animal Rescue & Education is giving Youth Humane Education class on responsibility and animal kindness. Class is for elementary children and will include life-size puppets. Hands-on activities.
Reston Children's Center Spring Carnival 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Reston Children's Center, 11825 Olde Crafts Drive in Reston. For more information, call 703-476-8150.
Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Reston Town Center. Open to the public. For more information, call 703-471-9242 or visit www.restonarts.org.
Youth and Family Volunteer Day. Families around Fairfax County are participating in volunteer projects. All family volunteers will receive a free water bottle for participating. For more information or to register for Youth and Family Volunteer Day, contact Judith Silverstein at Volunteer Fairfax at 703-246-3460 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Trip to the Preakness. Join the Reston Community Center's trip to the Preakness, 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Travel from RCC, Hunters Woods by luxury bus to Baltimore. The races begin at 11 a.m. and
run until 7 p.m. Those going will have grass seats for this Triple Crown event so bring a blanket, table, chairs, food, cooler, etc. All beverages (no glass bottles) must be in a closed cooler. The
trip includes transportation and admission. This activity is suitable for people age 21 and older. The cost for people who live or work in Reston is $44 and $66 all others. Register in person or by faxing an RCC Registration form to 703-476-8617.
<cal2>Voce, Northern Virginia's premier chorus, will present "Britten: Glorious Sound" a program celebrating the imagination and variety of Britten's choral and vocal works, on Sunday, May 19 at 4 p.m. at St. Anne's Episcopal Church, 1700 Wainwright Drive, Reston. Tickets are $15/adults and $10/seniors and students and may be purchased at the door or by calling 703-277-7772.
Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Reston Town Center. Open to the public. For more information, call 703-471-9242 or visit www.restonart.com.
See "Where the Wild Things Are" presented by the Washington Ballet at the Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C. Vans leave the Herndon Community Center at 3 p.m. for a 5 p.m. performance. Return to the Community Center at 8 p.m. $48 per person cost includes: orchestra seating, transportation, and group leader. Limited seating. Call 703-435-6868.