<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

'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

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

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

<cal1>Saturday/Aug. 23

<cal2>Elden Street Players. Last chance to see "Suburb," a musical comedy, at the Industrial Strength Theatre, 269 Sunset Park Drive, Herndon. Show plays on 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

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 doo-wop 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

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 Drive, Reston. Pictures and stories for all. Call 703-437-9490.

Auditions. Elden Street Players will hold auditions at Industrial Strength Theatre, 269 Sunset Park Drive, Herndon, for "Amadeus," Aug. 23-24 (Saturday, from noon-3 p.m.; Sunday, from 7-9 p.m.) Casting for nine men (ages 18-70) and one woman (early 20s) in speaking roles; three men and three women for non-speaking roles. Main speaking roles should be familiar with script. German and Italian accents encouraged, but not required. Production dates are Oct. 24-Nov. 15. Call 703-481-5930. Visit

<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

Classic Car Rally MDA Fundraiser. Classic cars and a good cause will take center stage as Silver Diner restaurants host a special "Taste of Summer" celebration, from 3-7 p.m. on August 24, Proceeds will benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). The event will be held concurrently at 11 participating Silver Diners throughout the region and feature the first ever "Silver Diner Classic Car Show and Taste of Summer Giveaway." The Reston Silver Diner is located at 11951 Killingsworth Ave. Call 703-742-0801.

<cal1>Monday/Aug. 25

<cal2>Book Signing. Barnes and Noble Booksellers, 1851 Fountain Drive, Reston. Meet author Alan Cutler when he speaks about his book, "The Seashell on the Mountaintop," at 7:30 p.m. Free. Call 703-437-9490.

Auditions. The Reston Chorale will hold auditions for the upcoming season Aug. 25-26 at the Reston Community Center. All voice parts are needed. Call for an appointment or information at 703-834-0079. Visit

<cal1>Tuesday/Aug. 26

<cal2>INOVA Blood Drive. Blood mobile located at Equity Office Pavilion near Williams-Sonoma in Reston Town Center, from noon-7:30 p.m. Schedule an appointment by calling 1-866-256-6372 or visiting Onsite registration at the Hyatt Regency Reston lobby.

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

Folk Club. The club will meet at the Tortilla Factory restaurant, 648 Elden St., Herndon, beginning at 6 p.m. Concert featuring Danny Doyle at 7:30 p.m. Tickets available at the door; $10 or $9 for members. Call Sue Schier at 703-435-2402 for more information about the club.

<cal1>Wednesday/Aug. 27

<cal2>Senior Movie Night. "Forces of Nature" will be shown at 10 a.m. at Multiplex Cinemas. Presented by the Reston Association it is free to those 55 years and older. Call 703-435-6530 or visit for further information.

<cal1>Thursday/Aug. 28

<cal2>'Here Kitty, Kitty.' 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.

Summer Concert Series. The Lisa Moscatiello Band, contemporary folk rock, from 7:30-9 p.m. Presented by the Herndon Department of Parks and Recreation on the Town Green at the Herndon Municipal Center. All concerts are free. For more information call 703-787-7303.

Children's Show. Brooksie's Kids Songs will be performed in front of the Reston Museum at Lake Anne Village from 11-11:30 a.m. Call 703-620-5554.

<cal1>Sunday, Aug. 31

<cal2>Dulles Gateway Obedience Training Club will host an Agility and Obedience Show N'Go at the Warrenton Kennel Club Showground in Rectortown, VA. Agility registration begins at 8 a.m., judging at 9 a.m. and Obedience registration at 8:30 a.m., judging 9:30 a.m. Pre-entries close Aug. 24. Fee is $7 for agility, $6 for obedience, additional runs with the same dog $4. The Canine Good Citizen Test will be offered for $10, you must bring current Rabies Vaccination and License. For directions and more information check the club web site at or for questions contact Barbara at 703-431-1018.

<hdr15>Ongoing Events

<cal2>GRACE Summer Art Program Exhibit. The art of young people in grades K-6 taking summer workshops at the Greater Reston Arts Center is on display through Sept. 2. Reston Town Center at 11911 Freedom Drive, Suite 110. Hours are Tuesday-Saturday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Call 703-471-9242.

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 or visit

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.

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

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

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 Visit 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.