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<cal1>Wednesday/ Aug. 13

<cal2>'Strike Up the Band.' Herndon Fortnightly Library, 768 Center St., Herndon, at 10:30 a.m. Stories, activities and a craft for ages 2-3 with adult. Ages 3-5 at 2 p.m. Call to register at 703-437-8855.

Book Discussion. "A Fine Balance" by Rohinton Mistry, at 10:30 a.m., Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston. Call 703-689-2700.

'Dive-In' Movies. Watch a free family movie poolside from 8:30-11 p.m. at Newbridge Pool, 11718 Golf Course Square. Popcorn and drinks will be provided and movie titles be advertised at event locations. call 703-435-6530 or visit www.reston.org.

Community Cookout. Bring the family for a Free Cookout from 6-8 p.m.. at Dogwood Pool, 2460 Green Range Drive. Hot dogs, hamburgers, chips and sodas will be provided along with live Caribbean music and activities. Call 703-435-6530 or visit www.reston.org.

Campfire Sing Along. Toast marshmallows and sing some classic campfire songs at Walker Nature Education Center, campfire ring on Soapstone Drive between Glade Drive and Lawyers Road, Reston, from 7-8:30 p.m. Reservations required. Cost is $5 for RA members and $8 for non-members. For reservations, call 703-435-6530.

<cal1>Thursday/Aug. 14

<cal2>GRACE Summer Art Program Grand Finale. Opening celebration of the showcase of student art, from 5-7 p.m. Show runs through Sept. 2. The arts center is located at 11911 Freedom Drive, Suite 110, Reston, at Reston Town Center. Call 703-471-9242.

'Birds of Prey.' Herndon Fortnightly Library, 768 Center St., Herndon, at 7:30 p.m. See live birds. For ages 6-12. Call to register at 703-437-8855.

Book Signing. Tom Clancy will sign copies of his new book "Teeth of the Tiger" at Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 1851 Fountain Drive, Reston, at 7 p.m. Call 703-437-9490.

Summer Concert Series. Sam's House, the modern rock band, from 7:30-9 p.m. Presented by the Herndon Department of Parks and Recreation on the Town Green at the Herndon Municipal Center. Free. Call 703-787-7303.

Friends' Book Discussion. "The Child That Books Built" by Francis Spufford, at 7:30 p.m., Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston. Call 703-689-2700 to register.

Children's Show. "Bingo!" will be held in front of the Reston Museum at Lake Anne Village, from 11-11:30 a.m. Call 703-620-5554.

Take a Break Concert. Grand season finale. The Carey Colvin Band will play folk and pop/rock at the Hunters Woods Village Center, 2310 Colts Neck Road, from 7-9 p.m. Admission is free. Bring a lawn chair and a picnic. Call 703-476-4500.

Ice Cream Social. Make sundaes and eat ice cream poolside at 2 p.m. at Autumnwood Pool, 1601 Walnut Branch Road. Call 703-435-6530 or visit www.reston.org.

'Wonderful Wigglers.' Find bugs and worms and learn bout how they look and what they do from 10-11 a.m. at Walker Nature Education Center, 11450 Glade Drive. Ages 3-5. Cost is $3 for association members; $5 for non-members. Reservations required by August 11. Call 703-435-6530 or visit www.reston.org.

<cal1>Friday/Aug. 15

<cal2>Elden Street Players. "Suburb" is a musical comedy at the Industrial Strength Theatre, 269 Sunset Park Drive, Herndon, Fridays and Saturdays, through Aug. 23, at 8 p.m. Sunday performances on Aug. 10 and 17 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $17 for general admission; $14 for seniors and students. Call 703-481-5930 or visit www.eldenstreetplayers.org.

Hot Tub Movies. Relax in a Luau atmosphere with a movie and refreshments poolside from 8:30-11 p.m. at Hunters Woods Pool, 2501 Reston Parkway, Reston. Movie titles will be advertised at event location. Call 703-435-6530 or visit www.reston.org.

Rehoboth Beach Trip. Two volunteers over 21 years of age are needed to help chaperone a trip to Rehoboth Beach from 6:15 a.m.-9 p.m. Party leaves from the Reston Teen Center. For more information, call 703-435-6530.

<cal1>Saturday/Aug. 16

<cal2>Elden Street Players. "Suburb" is a musical comedy at the Industrial Strength Theatre, 269 Sunset Park Drive, Herndon, Fridays and Saturdays, through Aug. 23 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $17 for general admission; $14 for seniors and students. Call 703-481-5930 or visit www.eldenstreetplayers.org.

Concert on the Town. New Orleans Porch Party featuring Terrance Simien and the Mallet Playboys at the Equity Office Pavilion in Reston Town Center, from 7:30-10 p.m. Bring a chair, blankets or a picnic. Free. Call concert hotline at 703-912-4062 or visit www.restontowncenter.com.

Personalized Internet Tutoring. Herndon Fortnightly Library, 768 Center St., Herndon, at 10:30 a.m. Learn how to use the Web, or increase skills. Call to register at 703-437-8855.

Summer Concert. Lake Fairfax Park will host an ensemble featuring a variety of pieces including, "Peter and the Wolf" and "Maple Leaf Rag." Fairfax Symphony's OTO Woodwind Quartet, at 10 a.m. Call 703-471-5415.

Katy Benko. Herndon resident will perform at the Montgomery County Agricultural Fair from 8:30-9:45 p.m. on the Racing Park Stage. Visit www.mcagfair.com.

<cal1>Sunday/Aug. 17

<cal2>Elden Street Players. "Suburb" is a musical comedy at the Industrial Strength Theatre, 269 Sunset Park Drive, Herndon, Fridays and Saturdays, through Aug. 23, at 8 p.m. Sunday performances on Aug. 10 and 17 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $17 for general admission; $14 for seniors and students. Call 703-481-5930 or visit www.eldenstreetplayers.org.

Raffle for Charity. Le Shoppe for Hair Skin & Nails and Jouvence/Aveda at Reston Town Center will hold their annual fundraiser with proceeds going toward the Breast Cancer Care Foundation and the Make-a-Wish Foundation of the Mid-Atlantic, Inc. Register for raffle and grand prize at 10 a.m. (Le Shoppe) or 10:30 a.m. (Jouvence/Aveda)-5 p.m. Call 703-435-5555 (Le Shoppe) or 703-904-6900 (Jouvence/Aveda).

<cal1>Tuesday/Aug. 19

<cal2>RCC Swap Meet. The Reston Community Center, Hunter Woods, 2310 Colts Neck Road, will hold this event from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Bring in used books, videos and jigsaw puzzles. Admission is free, but registration is requested. Light refreshments. Call 703-476-4500.

Book Club. Herndon Fortnightly Library, 768 Center St., Herndon, at 7: 30 p.m. Call branch for title of book to be discussed. Call to register at 703-437-8855.

Children's Show. Kid Comic will perform in front of the Reston Museum at Lake Anne Village from 11-11:30 a.m. Call 703-620-5554.

'Butterfly Magic.' Look for butterflies in the meadow at Lake Audubon from 10-11 a.m. Group will meet at the Walker Nature Education Center, 11450 Glade Drive, Reston. Ages 18-35 months. Cost is $3 for RA members; $5 for non-members. Reservations required by Aug. 19. Call 703-435-6530 or visit www.reston.org.

<cal1>Wednesday/Aug. 20

<cal2>'Barnyard Bash!' Stories and activities at 7:15 p.m. at Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston. Call 703-689-2700 to register.

'Tales of Long Ago.' Stories and activities, 10:15 a.m. Age 4-5. Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston. Call 703-689-2700 to register.

'Stream Slosh.' Look for water insects and "critters that live in the sand and under rocks from 10-11:30 a.m. at Walker Nature Education Center, 11450 Glade Drive, Reston. Ages 3-5. Reservations required by Sept. 17. Cost is $4 for RA members; $7 non-members. Call 703-435-6530 or visit www.reston.org.

'Wee Play.' Kathy Brennan of 'Wee Play' hosts circle time with stories, songs and puppets. Make a simple craft. Free. Zany Brainy, Reston. Call 703-403-8699.

<cal1>Thursday/Aug. 21

<cal2>Summer Concert Series. Magpie, traditional folk music, from 7:30-9 p.m., on the Town Green at the Herndon Municipal Center. Free. Call 703-787-7303.

Family Book Club. Call for title. 7 p.m. at Reston Library Regional, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston. Call 703-689-2700 to register.

Wright Flight. Stories and activities at 2 p.m. for ages 6-12. Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston. Call 703-689-2700 to register.

Children's Show. Miriam the Fiddler will perform in front of the Reston Museum at Lake Anne Village from 11-11:30 a.m. Call 703-620-5554.

Photography Exhibition. William Moriarty, League of Reston Artists member and Reston Photographic Society co-chair, has a solo show at Gallery West at 205 South Union Street in Alexandria. "The Macro Eye" features photographic abstracts and flower close-ups. Through Sept. 15. Call 703-549-7359.

<cal1>Friday, Aug. 22

<cal2>Coloring Party. A Crayola Coloring Party will be held for children and their parents in the Children's Department at Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 1851 Fountain Drive, Reston. Enter to win a Crayola giveaway. Call 703-437-9490.

'Shoo Fly!' Stories and activities at 10:15 a.m. Ages 2-3 with adult. Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston. Call 703-689-2700 to register.

'Totally Trucks.' Bring the children to explore all the big trucks that the Reston Association uses from 9:30-10:30 a.m. or 11 a.m.-noon at the Reston Association’s Central Services Facility, 12250 Sunset Road. First 250 children will receive truck coloring book and construction helmet. Reservations required by Aug. 21. Call 703-435-6530 or visit www.reston.org.

Herndon Friday Night Live. Emmet Swimming and TheGetawayCar will play a free outdoor concert in Old Town Herndon, 777 Lynn St. on the green, from 6:30-10:30 p.m. Call 703-481-6133. Visit www.herndonrocks.com.

Registration Deadline for Senior Olympics. Northern Virginia Senior Olympics will be held Sept. 13-25. Over 25 events including track and field, golf, tennis, swimming, bowling, horseshoes for seniors 50 and older. Medals awarded. To enter: $7.50 for first event; $1 each for additional events. Call 703-228-3600 or local senior centers to register. Visit www.novaseniorolympics.com.

<cal1>Saturday/Aug. 23

<cal2>Blue Sky Puppet Theater. Lake Fairfax Park, Blue Sky Puppet Theater presents "Rufus," the story of a shy little dog at 10 a.m. Call 703-471-5415.

Concert on the Town. Dancin' to doowop featuring The Legendary Orioles, The Jewels and Fats Domino tribute band Bay Boy Savoy at the Equity Office Pavilion in Reston Town Center, from 7:30-10 p.m. Bring a chair, blankets or a picnic. Free. Call concert hotline at 703-912-4062 or visit www.restontowncenter.com.

“Personalized Internet Tutoring.” Herndon Fortnightly Library, 768 Center St., Herndon, at 10:30 a.m. Learn how to use the Web, or increase skills. Call to register at 703-437-8855.

Photo Opportunity. Children's character Winnie-the-Pooh will be at Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 1851 Fountain Dr. Reston. Pictures and stories for all. Call 703-437-9490.

<cal1>Sunday/Aug. 24

<cal2>Reston Century Bike Tour. Reston Bike Club tour starting and finishing at Reston Town Center. Riders can choose from three routes covering 30, 63 or 100 miles. Registration begins at 6 a.m. Equity Office Pavilion. Post-ride party follows with food and music; no additional charge to cyclists, friends and family can join for a fee. Visit www.restonarts.com.

<hdr15>Ongoing Events

<cal2>Parent and Child Workshop. Drop in from 10 a.m.-noon, every Saturday at the Reston Museum at Lake Anne. Led by local artist Pat Macintyre. No charge, no pre sign-up. Call the museum at 703-709-7700, or call Pat at 703-471-1445 (work), or 703-860-5554 (home).

MOMS Club. The MOMS Club of Reston is a non-profit group for stay-at-home moms. Meetings are held the second Wednesday of every month at 10 a.m. Call 703-860-4289, e-mail restonmoms@comcast.net or visit www.momsclub.org.

Spanish Chats. Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston, every Wednesday, at 7 p.m. Informal refresher for adults who need to practice. Call 703-689-2700.

Practice English. Every Monday at Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston, at 7 p.m. Conversation group for adult beginners learning English. Call to register at 703-689-2700.

Internet Training. Herndon Fortnightly Library, 768 Center St., every Friday, at 10:30 a.m. Call for a half-hour appointment at 703-437-8855.

Frying Pan Park. Farm animals babies and Kidwell Farm, from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., daily. Sheep, pigs, goats and cows. Pet the animals, take a hayride or watch farm hands at work. Hayrides cost $2. The park is located at 2709 West Ox Road, Herndon. Call 703-437-9101.

Photography Exhibition. Local photographers Carolyn Ann Day and Cala Steckley present a joint exhibition of their work at the Reston Community Center, Lake Anne's Jo Ann Rose Gallery, through Aug. 31. The gallery is located at 1609 A Washington Plaza. Call 703 481-7898.

The Attic Teen Center. Through Aug. 22, Monday-Friday, at Herndon Neighborhood Resource Center, 1086 Elden St. Arts and crafts, cooperative games, sports, field trips and guest speakers. There will be special events including movies, bowling, roller skating and CPR and first aid training for grades 7-12. Weekends at Reston Teen Center, 12196 Sunset Hills Road, Reston. Call 703-222-9693.

‘Spirit of Reston’ Exhibit. The Greater Reston Art Center’s (GRACE) Summer exhibition features GRACE member artists. Independent jurors selected member artists who will exhibit their work throughout the summer “salon style,” replacing each piece as it sells. The exhibition will run through Aug. 15. Reston Town Center at 11911 Freedom Drive, Suite 110. Hours are Tuesday-Saturday 11 a.m. -5 p.m. Call 703-471-9242.

Concerts on the Town. Free weekly concerts at Reston Town Center every Saturday night through Aug. 23, with each show starting at 7:30 p.m. Concert information line is 703-912-4062 or www.restontowncenter.com.

Friday Night Live. Free outdoor concerts on Friday nights in Old Town Herndon, 777 Lynn St., from 6:30-10:30 p.m., through August. Call 703-481-6133. Visit www.HerndonRocks.com.

Summer Concert Series. Town of Herndon weekly concert series, Thursdays, through August, from 7:30-9 p.m. All concerts are free and take place on the Town Green at the Herndon Municipal Center. Call 703-787-7303.

Farmer's Markets. Frying Pan Park, 2709 West Ox Road, Herndon, on Wednesdays, from 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m., through Oct. 29. Herndon Farmer's Market (Spring Street next to Town Hall and Red Caboose), from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., on Thursdays, through Oct. 30. Reston Farmer's Market, Lake Anne Village Center, from 8 a.m.-noon, on Saturdays, through Nov. 1.

Gymside & Trailside Walkers. Join other seniors at the Herndon Community Center, 814 Ferndale Ave., for exercise, indoor or outdoor, Monday-Friday, 7:30-9 a.m. No fee, but first-time walkers need to register. Call 703-435-6868.

Senior Trips. The Reston Association sponsors trips throughout the year for people 55 and better. For upcoming dates and to get on the mailing list, call 703-435-6577.

Photography Exhibit. David and Jane Ernst will show their digitally manipulated photographs from 6-8 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 1625 Wiehle Ave, Reston. The show will run through Sept. 1. Call 703-569-1118 or 703-569-1119.

Senior Center. Fairfax County seniors 55 years of age or older are invited to participate in a variety of activities (such as strength training, Tai Chi, low impact aerobics and line dancing) at the Reston-Herndon Senior Center, 1850 Cameron Glen Drive, Suite 200, in Reston. Most activities are free of charge. Transportation may be available. Lunchtime meals are available with one day advance notice on a sliding fee scale. The center is welcoming new participants. Contact director Tara Fitzpatrick at 703-481-4200, TTY 703-222-9693 or via e-mail at tara.fitzpatrick@fairfaxcounty.gov. Visit www.fairraxcounty.gov/rec and go to senior services.

Lyrics Lounge. The Reston Community Center at Lake Anne Coffeehouse will present a showcase for local talent on the first Friday of each month from 7-9 p.m. Poets, singer-songwriters, comedians and creative artists are invited. Call Shauna Cole at 703-648-2839.