To have community events listed free in the Connection, mail to 7913 Westpark Drive, McLean, VA 22102, e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 703-917-0991. Deadline is two weeks before event date. Photos and artwork are encouraged. Questions? Call Michael O'Connell at 703-917-6449.
Girls on the Run of NOVA is a learning program designed for girls in grades 3, 4, and 5. Girls will learn life skills and character education through running work-outs and games. The $170 cost includes coaching, challenging experiences, turkey trot registration, turkey trot t-shirt, classes on Tuesday and Thursday from 4:30-5:30 p.m. from Sept. 10-Nov. 26, and an awards banquet. Call 703-435-6868 or stop by the Herndon Community Center on Ferndale Avenue.
Wee Play. Parents can enjoy special time with their 2 or 3-year old in a new class beginning in September. Fingerplays and songs, parachute fun, crafts, flannel puppets and ball skills are just some of the fun activities planned at Wee Play, located at the Classical Ballet Academy in Herndon. Registration is $90. for the 10 week course which meets Wednesdays or Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. or 10:45 a.m. For more information or to register, call Wee Play at 703-403-8699.
Parent and Child Workshop drop in from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. every Saturday at the Reston Museum at Lake Anne. Led by local artist Pat MacIntyre. No charge, no pre sign-up. For more information, call the museum at 703-709-7700, or call Pat MacIntyre, work: 703-471-1445, home: 703-860-5554.
The Mykle Lyons Acoustic Band. Every Sunday, 8-11 p.m., at the Market St. Bar & Grill in the Reston Hyatt Regency Hotel. Admission is free.
The Mykle Lyons Acoustic Band, every Friday and Saturday, 9:30 p.m.-1 a.m., at the Market St. Bar & Grill in the Reston Hyatt Regency Hotel. Admission is free.
Reston Farmer's Market in the parking lot of Lake Anne Village Center. Every Saturday, 8 a.m.-12 p.m.
Reston Handcrafters' Guild Craft Fair at Lake Anne Village Center. Every Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m..
Parent-Child Craft Workshop with local artist, Pat Macintyre, at the Reston Museum on Lake Anne. Every Saturday morning, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. For more information, call 703-709-7700. No admission charge.
Boat Tours of Annapolis, offered by the Reston Community Center. Experience the fun and beauty of seeing Annapolis, Md. from the water, aboard the 34-foot sailing sloop "Heart of Gold." Capt. Frank Pitts will set sail with your party from scenic Mill Creek on a four-hour tour of this historic city's waterways. Take the helm or just relax as the tour includes "Ego Alley" and a sail-by of the U.S. Naval Academy. RCC's sailboat tours of Annapolis will continue until Oct. 13. Each four-hour tour will accommodate a maximum of six people and a minimum of two. The tours are for persons age 18 and older. Rates vary with the size of the party. Special mid-week rates are available. To schedule a tour, call 703-391-0447, and then register either in person or by faxing a completed RCC Registration form to 703-476-8617. Transportation to the "Heart of Gold" is the responsibility of the participants.
"Very Cool Water." Limited edition photography by C. A. Veatch. Greater Reston Arts Center (GRACE). Exhibit runs through Oct. 7. From icy abstracts to the rhythm of rolling rapids, Chuck Veatch's photographic creations are designed to provide a cool respite from summer's heat. All of the images were taken along Cedar Creek at Veatch's Gleann in the Shenandoah Valley. They are presented as limited edition Iris prints on German etching paper.
Herndon Department of Parks and Recreation will be offering the following special interest classes at the community center. Intro to Genealogy, the study of ancestry, begins in September with additional classes running through November. A photography class will start Sept. 7 and runs until Nov. 9. Classes meet 9-10:45 a.m. on Saturdays. CPR classes for adults and infants will also begin in September with classes on Mondays or Thursdays 6:30-9:30 p.m. For more information about any of these classes, contact the Herndon Community Center at 703-435-6868.
Live jazz music every Thursday night in August and September. On the terrace at Il Cigno's Ristorante, 1617 Washington Plaza, Reston. For more information call 703-471-0121.
Artinsights presents "Treehouse of Terror" at the Reston Town Center, Friday, Sept. 20- Thursday, Oct. 31, featuring original production art of Springfield characters from "The Simpsons" Halloween episodes.