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Send announcements to The Connection, 7913 Westpark Drive, McLean, VA 22102, e-mail to

herndon@connectionnewspapers.com or fax to 703-917-0991. Deadline is two weeks before the event. Photos/artwork encouraged. For more information, call Jennifer Lesinski at 703-917-6454.

This free listing is reserved for activities and events that are open to the public at no or minimal cost.

<cal1>Tuesday/Aug. 10

<cal2>College Financing Video. Art Wimble, an investment representative with Edward Jones, hosts a free video presentation regarding saving for college and applying for financial aid at 11:30 a.m., at 1800 Robert Fulton Drive, Suite 120, Reston. To reserve a seat or for more information, call 703-860-4538.

<cal1>Wednesday/Aug. 11

<cal2>Museum Trip. The Reston Association will host a trip to the Air and Space Museum-Udvar-Hazy Center located in Dulles, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Guided tours provided. Lunch will be available for purchase at their on-site Subway. Cost $12 Reston residents; $15 non-Reston residents. Ages: senior adults 55 and older. Bus pick-up locations: Lake Anne Fellowship House, Thoreau Place and Hunters Woods Fellowship House. Call 703-435-6577 for more information.

<cal1>Friday/Aug. 13

<cal2>Percussion Duo. The Fairfax Symphony "OTO Percussion Duo" performs at Lake Fairfax in Reston beginning at 10 a.m. The concert ranges from Bach to ragtime and the duo also demonstrates how percussion forms the rhythmic foundation of the orchestra. Call 703-471-5415 for more information.

Musical Theater. The Elden Street Players will present "Sweet Charity," at 8 p.m, based on the book by Neil Simon. Tickets are $17 for adults and $14 for students and seniors. Call 703-481-5930 for reservations. Industrial Strength Theatre, 269 Sunset Business Park Drive, Herndon.

Dinner Theater. The Herndon Parks and Recreation Department is hosting a trip to Medieval Times Theatre in Arundel, Md., from 5-10 p.m. Features a live tournament with knights, horses and a four-course meal. Trip includes transportation, driver/escort, meal, show, beverages and tax. For all ages. Cost $45. Call 703-787-7300 for more information.

<cal1>Saturday/Aug. 14

<cal2>Musical Theater. The Elden Street Players will present "Sweet Charity," at 8 p.m, based on the book by Neil Simon. Tickets are $17 for adults and $14 for students and seniors. Call 703-481-5930 for reservations. Industrial Strength Theatre, 269 Sunset Business Park Drive, Herndon.

Community Healing Arts Initiative Project. Staff and volunteers of DaVinci’s Attic Studio for the Arts and Retreat in Reston, a nonprofit arts education facility, will lead the community in creating a mural at Dulles Town Center Mall, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. The mural will be permanently displayed in the lobby of the Loudoun Community Hospital. There are no limitations to participation, children welcome. For more information, call Pauline Daniels at 703-318-0089 or e-mail at padaniels@davincisattic.org. Visit DaVinci’s Attic on the Web at www.davincisat