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To have community events listed free in the Connection, mail to 7913 Westpark Drive, McLean, VA 22102, fax to 703-917-0991, or e-mail to reston@connectionnewspapers.com. Deadline is two weeks before event date. Photos and artwork are encouraged. For more information, call Jennifer Lesinski at 703-917-6454.

<cal1>Wednesday/July 21

<cal2>Chamber 101. The Herndon Dulles Chamber of Commerce will be holding an orientation beginning at noon at the ITT Technical Institute, 14420 Albemarle Place, Suite 100, Chantilly. Learn how Herndon Dulles Chamber of Commerce membership can enhance your business success and chat with prospective and current members. Contact Ellen Kaminsky, membership manager, 703-437-5556, ext. 102 or e-mail membership@herndondulleschamber.org.

<cal1>Thursday/July 22

<cal2>Gooney Bird Migration. Naturalists ages 3-5 years old and their parents are invited to come to the Temporary Road Pavilion at the intersection of Temporary Road and North Shore Drive, from 10-11:30 a.m., for the annual Gooney Bird Migration. Puppeteer and Gooney Bird expert Judy Brown will brief visitors on the elusive Gooney (funny bird maximus) and show children how to make a "Gooney Bird" marionette to take home. Cost of the class is $24 for people who live and work in Reston, and $36 for all others. Register either in person or by faxing a completed RCC registration form to 703-476-8617. For further information, contact the Reston Community Center at 703-476-4500 or visit the Web site at http://www.restoncommunitycenter.gov.

Evening Mixer. The Herndon Dulles Chamber of Commerce will hold an evening mixer from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Main Street Bank, 727 Elden St., Herndon. Fee: $5 members, $15 nonmembers. Pay at the door, but reservations are required. Contact the chamber at 703-437-5556, ext. 100 or e-mail info@herndondulleschamber.org.

<cal1>Friday/July 23

<cal2>Swing Dance. Daryl Davis will play as part of the weekly dance at the Hilton Washington Dulles Airport Hotel, 13869 Park Center Road, Herndon. Beginner swing dance lessons will be held from 8:30 -9 p.m. The dance will be from 9 p.m.-12 a.m. Tickets are $12. For more information call 703-359-9882, e-mail debra@gottaswing.com or visit the Web site at www.gottaswing.com.

<cal1>Saturday/July 24

<cal2>Bluesfest 2004 will take place at Frying Pan Park, 2709 West Ox Road, Herndon, from noon-8 p.m. Scheduled performers include Paul Rishell and Annie Raines, Daryl Davis, Rev. Robert B. Jones, Gaye Adegbalola, Neil Harpe and Rick Franklin, the Archie Edwards Blues Heritage Foundation and Frank Fotusky. There will also be food vendors and children's activities. Donations requested.

Garden Tour. Fairfax Audubon, the Audubon Society of Northern Virginia, will hold a special garden tour from 1-5 p.m. at various sites throughout the county, to highlight the Audubon at Home in Northern Virginia program. The project will result in a resource book and Web site as well as tours. For more information about Audubon at Home in Northern Virginia, call 703-256-6895 or e-mail aah@fairfaxaudubon.org. For more on Audubon at Home, nationally, visit http://www.audubon.org/bird/at_home/index.html.

<cal1>Monday/July 26

<cal2>National Security Discussion. Peter Storm, a national security expert and author, will speak on the politics of national

defense. Reston Presents is a series sponsored by the Reston Community Center and the Reston Association. Each lecture program is free and is held at RCC/Lake Anne, 1609 Washington

Plaza in Reston. For further information, please contact

Eileen Boone, Reston Community Center, at 703-648-2835 or Ashleigh Soloff, Reston Association, at 703-435-6577.

<cal1>Tuesday/July 27

<cal2>Family Fun Night. Reston Chick-fil-A is sponsoring a family fun night, from 4-10 p.m., with 10 percent of the proceeds going to the Nature House, a year-long nature education facility to be built at the Walker Nature Education Center in Reston. The event includes a Reston fire truck on display, free ice cream cones, and fingerprinting kits courtesy of the Reston District Crime Prevention Office. Chick-fil-A is located at 12160 Sunset Road, Reston.

<cal1>Thursday/July 29

<cal2>Business Networking Breakfast, sponsored by the Herndon Dulles Chamber of Commerce from 8-9:30 a.m., at the Holiday Inn Select, 4335 Chantilly Shopping Center Drive, Chantilly. Bring 40 business cards. Cost is $15 for members, prepaid, and $20 for members/nonmembers at the door. Bring a new guest and get two free mixer passes. RSVP to 703-437-5556, ext. 100, or sign up online at www.herndondulleschamber.org.

<cal1>Friday/July 30

<cal2>A Relationship Development Intervention (RDI) Workshop, sponsored by the Autism Society of America, Northern Virginia Chapter, will be held at the Hilton Washington Dulles Airport, 13869 Park Center Rd, Herndon. The workshop focuses on opening the doors to reciprocal language, genuine friendships, school and workplace success and confident, independent living for individuals with an autism spectrum disorder. For information, contact Sarah Honda at 703-691-1270 or e-mail at sarah@autismtherapycentre.com.

Swing Dance. Swing Speak will play as part of the weekly dance at the Hilton Washington Dulles Airport Hotel, 13869 Park Center Road, Herndon. Beginner swing dance lessons will be held from 8:30 -9 p.m. The dance will be from 9 p.m.-12 a.m. Tickets are $12. For more information call 703-359-9882 or e-mail at debra@gottaswing.com or visit the Web site at www.gottaswing.com.

<cal1>Saturday/July 31

<cal2>A Relationship Development Intervention (RDI) Workshop, sponsored by the Autism Society of America, Northern Virginia Chapter, will be held at the Hilton Washington Dulles Airport, 13869 Park Center Rd, Herndon. The workshop focuses on opening the doors to reciprocal language, genuine friendships, school and workplace success and confident, independent living for individuals with an autism spectrum disorder. For information contact Sarah Honda at 703-691-1270 or e-mail at sarah@autismtherapycentre.com.

<cal1>Saturday, July 31

<cal2>Community Flea Market at Frying Pan Park in Herndon from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. The vendor fee is $30 for a 12 foot by 24 foot space, and proceeds benefit the Fairfax County Park Authority's volunteer program and the Friends of Huntly Meadows Park. Call 703-324-8750 for a registration form.

<cal1>Sunday/Aug. 1

<cal2>End of Show Reception. Angie Magruder's one-woman art exhibition, "A Romance with Watercolor," ends its one-month run at the Reston Community Center with a "end of show" get-together from 2-4 p.m. The event is free. Her show features landscapes, still lifes and floral paintings done in watercolor, pen and ink, and mixed media. For more information on Angie Magruder and her art, visit her Web site at http://www.angieink.com. The Reston Community Center at Lake Anne is located at 1609 Washington Plaza in Reston, near the intersection of Village Road and North Shore Drive. For further information or directions, call 703-689-3550 or visit the Web site at http://www.restoncommunitycenter.com.

<cal1>Wednesday/Aug. 4

<cal2>Washington Technical Professional Forum's Charity Golf Outing. An afternoon of 18 holes of golf, tournament scoring, individualized scorecards, unlimited range balls, use of the practice facility one hour prior to tee-off and a post-round barbecue. Cost is $75, including a donation to Workforce Organizations for Regional Collaboration (WORC). To register, call WTPF headquarters at 703-620-9333 or visit www.wtpf.org.

<cal1>Monday/Aug. 9

<cal2>Charity Golf Tournament. Jimmy's Old Town Tavern will host an amateur golf tournament to benefit the Council for the Arts of Herndon at the Herndon Centennial Golf Course, 909 Ferndale Ave. The tournament will have a 9 a.m. shotgun start. The event includes a day of golf, prizes, food, golf goody bags, games, beverages and an awards ceremony at Jimmy's. Registration is $100 per person, $110 after July 22. Hole sponsorships are available for $8 each. To donate a door prize or item for the golf goody bags, or to register, call the Council for the Arts at 703-689-9535.

<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.Ɗ

<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. 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.