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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>Thursday/Aug. 19

<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.

<cal1>Friday/Aug. 20

<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.

Bones Fest. The Rhythm Bones Society presents its 8th annual Bones Fest at Lake Anne Plaza in Reston. Bone players from all over North America as well as outside the country will meet for this three-day weekend of performance opportunities, educational workshops, history lessons and jamming. For further information, call 703-709-0020 or e-mail BonesFestVIII@att.net.

<cal1>Saturday/Aug. 21

<cal2>The Goodlife Theater. This performance of Backpack Puppets at Lake Fairfax in Reston includes Native American folk tales and Appalachian stories enlivened by juggling, unicycling, shadow puppet theater and original narratives. The performance begins at 10 a.m. 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.

Youth Concert. Hard-core bands, I Killed the Prom Queen, Roses are Red, and It Dies Today perform at Herndon United Methodist Church, 701 Bennett St., Herndon, beginning at 7 p.m. Cost $7. For more information, visit http://geocities.com/humcshows for more information.

Brunch. Annual end-of-summer ÒBlue Jeans BrunchÓ held by the Reston-Herndon branch of the American Association of University Women, Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For more information, call Judy Helmich at 703-758-0361 or Suzanne Cook at 703-860-4303.

Musical Auditions. The Reston Community Players will be holding auditions for its production of "Mame," with music and lyrics by Jerry Herman, and based on the book by J. Lawrence and R.E. Lee, beginning at 1:30 p.m., at the Lindsay Petersen Rehearsal Hall, 266 Sunset Park Drive, Herndon. Joanna Henry will direct, with Sue Pinkman producing. The Players are seeking 25 to 30 men and women, ages 15-45; and one boy, age 9-13. Prepare 32 bars of an upbeat song for the movement audition. "Featured dancers" also considered. Call 703-501-7588 or visit www.restonplayers.org for more information.

The Elden Street Players will hold auditions for "Thumbs," the first production of the 2004-05 season from noon-2 p.m., at the Industrial Strength Theatre, 269 Sunset Park Drive, Herndon. The play was written by Rupert Holmes, author of the mystery-comedy "Accomplice." Auditions will consist of cold-readings from the script, which is not published. Reading copies of the script can be arranged by calling the director, Todd C. Huse, 703-328-4873. The group is looking to cast three women and four men. Character descriptions and additional information is available at www.eldenstreetplayers.org or by calling 703-481-5930. Production dates are Oct. 22-Nov. 13.

Bones Fest. The Rhythm Bones Society presents its 8th annual Bones Fest at Lake Anne Plaza in Reston. Bone players from all over North America as well as outside the country will meet for this three-day weekend of performance opportunities, educational workshops, history lessons and jamming. For further information, call 703-709-0020 or e-mail BonesFestVIII@att.net.

<cal1>Sunday/Aug. 22

<cal2>Musical Auditions. The Reston Community Players will be holding auditions for its production of "Mame," with music and lyrics by Jerry Herman, and based on the book by J. Lawrence and R.E. Lee, beginning at 1:30 p.m., at the Lindsay Petersen Rehearsal Hall, 266 Sunset Park Drive, Herndon. Joanna Henry will direct, with Sue Pinkman producing. The Players are seeking 25 to 30 men and women, ages 15-45; and one boy, age 9-13. Prepare 32 bars of an upbeat song for the movement audition. "Featured dancers" also considered. Call 703-501-7588 or visit www.restonplayers.org for more information.

The Elden Street Players will hold auditions for "Thumbs," the first production of the 2004-05 season from 7-9 p.m., at the Industrial Strength Theatre, 269 Sunset Park Drive, Herndon. The play was written by Rupert Holmes, author of the mystery-comedy "Accomplice." Auditions will consist of cold-readings from the script, which is not published. Reading copies of the script can be arranged by calling the director, Todd C. Huse, 703-328-4873. The group is looking to cast three women and four men. Character descriptions and additional information is available at www.eldenstreetplayers.org or by calling 703-481-5930. Production dates are Oct. 22-Nov. 13.

Ice Cream Social. Northern Virginia Hebrew Congregation, 1441 Wiehle Ave., Reston, invites new and prospective members to an Ice Cream Social from 2-4 p.m. Enjoy an ice cream sundae, meet new Rabbi Robert A. Nosanchuk and temple leaders, and learn all about NVHC. Families are welcome. For more information, call 703-437-7733.

Bones Fest. The Rhythm Bones Society presents its 8th annual Bones Fest at Lake Anne Plaza in Reston. Bone players from all over North America as well as outside the country will meet for this three-day weekend of performance opportunities, educational workshops, history lessons and jamming. For further information, call 703-709-0020 or e-mail BonesFestVIII@att.net.

<cal1>Monday/Aug. 23

<cal2>Master Storytellers. Joan and Mack Swift will present a program from 7-8 p.m. that covers the gamut of storytelling, including Jack tales, tall tales, legends, myths, fairy tales, personal tales, historical tales, multicultural tales and even tales about tales. The free program will be held at Reston Community Center at Lake Anne, 1609 Washington Plaza, near intersection of Village Road and North Shore Drive. Presentations are open to people of all ages and registration is not required. For further information, please contact Eileen Boone, Reston Community Center, at 703-648-2835; Ashleigh Soloff, Reston Association, at 703-435-6577; Reston Community Center, Lake Anne, at 703-689-3550.Ê

<cal1>Tuesday/Aug. 24

<cal2>Folk Performance. Paul Resiler and Amy Speace will appear at the Folk Club of Reston-Herndon at the Tortilla Factory Restaurant, 648 Elden St., Herndon. Dinner and social time begins at 6 p.m. followed by the entertainment at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $10, $9 for members.

<cal1>Saturday/Aug. 28

<cal2>Cosmetic Surgery Educational Seminar. Dr. Robert K. Sigal, staff surgeon at the Austin-Weston Center for Cosmetic Surgery in Reston, offers a free educational seminar on cosmetic surgery, from 10 a.m.-12 p.m., 1825 Samuel Morse Drive, Reston. To register, call Ronna at 703-893-6168.ÊÊ

Saturday Bluegrass Series. Bluegrass concert series at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 1090 Sterling Road, Herndon, featuring award-winning song writer and vocalist Gary Ferguson. Ferguson will be performing with young instrumentalist Jordan Tice. For reservations, call 703-437-1883 or 703-435-8377. Admission is $12 with payment the evening of the concert. Concert begins at 7:30 p.m., doors open at 6:30 p.m.

<cal1>Friday/Sept. 3

<cal2>Open House. The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at George Mason University, formerly known as Learning in Retirement Institute, is holding an open house, from 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m., at Washington Plaza Baptist Church at Lake Anne, 1615 Washington Plaza, Reston. For more information, call 703-503-3384.

<cal1>Saturday/Sept. 4

<cal2>U.S. Open Trip. The Reston Community Center is sponsoring a trip to the U.S. Open, in Flushing, N.Y., Sept. 4 and 5, including seating for the Saturday morning, Saturday evening and Sunday morning sessions. Fee includes transportation, tickets, one night at the Courtyard Marriott. Meals are on your own. The trip will run from 5 a.m. Sept. 4 to 11:30 p.m. Sept. 5. Register either in person or by faxing a completed RCC registration form to 703-476-8617. This trip is intended for persons age 18 and older. The fee is $300, double occupancy, per person for people who live or work in Reston. Single occupancy is $395 for people who live and work in Reston. For all others, the trip fee is $450 for double occupancy, and $565 single occupancy.

For further information, directions, or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact the Reston Community Center at 703-476-4500 (V/TTY).

<cal1>Monday/Sept. 6

<cal2>Labor Day Jazz and Wine Festival. The 16th annual festival will have musical performances throughout the afternoon, in and around the Herndon Municipal Center complex, 777 Lynn St., in historic downtown Herndon, from noon-6 p.m. Festival-goers can also sample and purchase wines from Virginia wineries. Food vendors and fine artists and craftsmen will be selling a variety of items including watercolor paintings, pen and ink drawings and jewelry. Admission is $3 per person; admission with wine tasting is $15 per person. For more information or the performance line up, call 703-435-6868 or visit www.herndon-va.gov.

<cal1>Wednesday/Sept. 8

<cal2>Open House. The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at George Mason University, formerly known as Learning in Retirement Institute, is holding an open house from 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m., at Tallwood, 4210 Roberts Road, Fairfax. For more information, call 703-503-3384.

<cal1>Thursday/Sept. 9

<cal2>Volunteria. The Reston Community Center, from

7-8:30 p.m., will hold the annual Volunteria, at the Reston Community Center Hunters Woods, 2310 Colts Neck Road. Area nonprofit organizations will recruit volunteers to work in the community. Anyone age 12 and older will be eligible to volunteer. For directions or more information, call Anna C. Dowdell, volunteer coordinator, at 703-648-2857.

<cal1>Thursday/Sept. 16

<cal2>Fund-raising Auction. Symantec, an information security company headquartered in California with an office in Herndon, will hold a silent auction fund-raiser to benefit the Herndon Free Clinic, at the Marriott at Worldgate Center in Herndon. For more information, contact Patty Hall at patty_hall@symantec.com.

<cal1>Saturday/Sept. 18

<cal2>Pet Parade. The Town of Herndon Parks and Recreation Department's annual Family Pet Parade and Expo begins at 10 a.m. and runs until noon, at the Herndon Municipal Center, 777 Lynn St., Herndon. Open to adults, children and pets of all shapes and sizes. Ribbons awarded for best costume; best float; best trick; largest, nose to tail; smallest, from nose to tail; most unusual and best of show. Cost $4 per person in advance, $5 at the event. Spectators are free. To register in advance, call 703-435-6868 or in person at the Community Center, 814 Ferndale Ave.

<cal1>Monday/Sept. 20

<cal2>Terry Gross at CenterStage. Gross, host of NPR's Fresh Air, will be interviewed by WETA's Ingrid Lakey at 8 p.m.; followed by a question- and-answer session with the audience and book signing for her new book, "All I Did Was Ask," in the lobby. Gross has been the recipient of a number of awards, among them the Peabody Award in 1994. Tickets are available at the Reston Community Center Hunters Woods information desk, with a limit of per two person, beginning Sept. 12 at 2 p.m. The CenterStage does not accept telephone reservations for free tickets. Any remaining free tickets will be available (limit 2 per person) at the door. Seating is general admission; no one will be admitted without a ticket. For more information, call the Reston Community Center at 703-476-4500.Ê

<cal1>Monday/Sept. 27

<cal2>Opportunities Open Golf Tournament to benefit The Arc of Northern Virginia, ECHO, ServiceSource, and Larc at the Hidden Creek Country Club in Reston. Presented by the Rotary Club of Dulles. For information on sponsoring or participating in the tournament, contact Lynn Ruiz@TheArcofNoVa.org or at 703-532-3214 ext. 213.

<cal1>Saturday/Oct. 2

<cal2>Charity Walk. The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's 6th annual Light the Night Walk at Reston Town Center begins at 6:30 p.m. The event is a 2- to 3-mile walk. For more information or to sign up call 703-960-1100 or visit the Web site at www.lightthenight.org/nca.