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Week in Reston

<hdr15>Week in Reston

<sh>Reporting on Local Law Enforcement

<bt>Fairfax County Police Lt. Paul Thornton will issue the first biannual report to Reston Association on general law enforcement issues in Reston. Thornton will brief RA's Board of Directors on Thursday night in a report expected to include gangs, traffic safety and other local public safety issues.

"It's going to be kind of an update on what's going on in Reston," said Karen Monaghan, RA's spokeswoman. "It's going to be mostly a status report."

The briefing comes at the request of Milton Matthews, RA's new executive vice president. It will be presented at RA's main offices at 1930 Isaac Newton Square on Thursday at 7 p.m.

<sh>South Lakes Flutist Recognized

<bt>A South Lakes High School senior was one of two high school musicians in Virginia to be recognized for excellence in the 2005 Arts Recognition and Talent Search of the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts.

Pamela Daniels, who plays flute in the South Lakes High School Band, placed in the top 10 percent among musicians nation-wide. She also play principal flute in the American Youth Philharmonic Orchestra and has been invited to play in the Honor Orchestra of America in March in Indianapolis.

<sh>Show To Benefit Reston Interfaith

<bt>Tickets are on sale for next month's 22nd annual Capitol Steps benefit for Reston Interfaith, a non-profit organization that runs Reston's homeless shelter and other social services. The annual fundraising event, featuring a musical political satire group, will feature "thoughtful commentary" mixed with singing, dancing and jokes.

This year's performance will be held on Sunday, Jan. 30 at the Hyatt Regency in Reston at 7 p.m. Tickets can be purchased for $75 on Reston Interfaith's Web site, www.restoninterfaith.org, or by calling 571-323-9566.

<sh>RCC Survey Results

<bt>Results from a Reston Community Center telephone survey will be presented to RCC officials at the end of this month and released to the public soon thereafter. The survey asked Reston residents about their knowledge of RCC programs, as well as their opinions about the community center. The survey's results will inform future RCC policy decisions and programming. The poll was conducted by the University of Virginia's Center for Survey Research and completed earlier this month.

<sh>Reston Calendar

<lst>Reston Association Board of Directors Informal Meeting. Thursday, Dec. 16 at 6:30 p.m. at 1930 Isaac Newton Square.

Reston Association Board of Directors Regular Board Meeting. Thursday, Dec. 16 at 7 p.m. at 1930 Isaac Newton Square.

Reston Community Center Board of Governors' Finance Committee Meeting. Monday, Dec. 20 at 7 p.m. at RCC-Hunters Woods.

Reston Community Center Board of Governors' Preference Poll Committee Meeting. Monday, Dec. 20 at 7 p.m. at RCC-Hunters Woods

Reston Association Planning and Zoning Committee Meeting. Monday, Jan. 3 at 7:30 p.m. at 1930 Isaac Newton Square.