Ongoing Events

Ongoing Events

The League of Reston Artists Annual Judged Photography Exhibition at the National Center Gallery of the U. S. Geological Survey in Reston takes place through July 30. This exhibition, judged by photographer/artist Charles A. Veatch, features 92 contemporary photographs by 46 metro-Washington, D.C. photographers.Ê

The travel paintings of Mary Starr will be featured at the Reston Community Center's Jo Ann Rose Gallery from Aug. 2-Sept. 7.ÊThe public is invited to an opening reception on Sunday, Aug. 8, from 2-4 p.m. For further information, directions, or to request a reasonable

accommodation, contact the Reston Community Center at 703-689-3550 (V/TTY). The Reston Community Center, Lake Anne is located at 1609-A Washington Plaza in Reston. The Reston Community Center is completely accessible to persons with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Reston Art Gallery and Studios at Lake Anne Plaza presents "Using Up Ink," works by Maggie Stewart, on display now through Aug. 4. The gallery located at 11400 Washington Plaza. Call 703-481-8156 for more information. Gallery open from noon-5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays and noon-2:30 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays.

The Reston Art Gallery and Studios, at the Washington Plaza in Lake Anne, Reston, presents "SPLASH," works by watercolorist Patricia Bason from Aug. 6-Sept. 2. Bason has added land and sky scapes to her latest exhibition. For more information, call 703-481-8156 or visit

The League of Reston Artists Contemporary Fine Arts Exhibition at the University of Phoenix Northern Virginia Campus, located at 11730 Plaza America Drive, Suite 200, Reston, will be on display through Sept. 10. This exhibition features 110 works of art by 38 member artists of the LRA. Hours are Monday-Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. The exhibit opens Monday, July 26.

Frying Pan Park's Mini Farmers' Market takes place every Wednesday, from 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m., through October. Farm-fresh fruit, baked goods, garden-grown vegetables and potted plants and herbs are available for purchase. The markets are held in front of the Country Store at the park, located at 2709 West Ox Road, Herndon. For more directions, visit the Web site, or call 703-437-9101.

Herndon resident and George Mason University senior Lisa McCarty completes her year-long internship with McLean Project for the Arts with "The Question of Abstract Art," an exhibition that she has curated concerning abstract art's authenticity as a functioning concept. Works of art by artists from George Mason University, Marymount University, the Corcoran School of Art and Design and American University are included in the exhibition in the Ramp Gallery. This exhibition is on display through July 31 at the McLean Project for the Arts, located in the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. For more information, call 703-790-0123.

"Generations," a father-son art exhibition by Michael C. Mendez and John Mendez, will be in the Reston Community Center at Hunters Woods through July 31.Ê

Train for the Marine Corps Marathon to raise awareness and funds for multiple sclerosis. Each runner pays an $80 registration fee, which counts towards their commitment to raise $1,500 in pledges. Benefits the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, National Capital Chapter. A limited number of spots in the program are still available. The Marine Corps Marathon will take place Sunday, Oct. 31. Call 202-296-5363, visit or e-mail for more information.

Frying Pan Park. Farm animals at Kidwell Farm, open from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., daily. Sheep, pigs, goats and cows. Pet the animals, take a hay ride or watch farm hands at work. Daily hay rides, held Monday-Saturday, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., weather permitting, cost $2. Frying Pan Park is located at 2709 West Ox Road, Herndon. Call 703-437-9101.

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.

Open Poetry Readings. Lake Anne Coffee House, Lake Anne Village Center Shopping Center, Reston, every Tuesday, from 7-9 p.m. Contact Megan McDonald at 202-879-0517 days.

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.

Practice English. Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, hosts conversation groups for adults. Mondays, at 7 p.m., intermediate level; Thursdays, at 7 p.m., beginner's course; and Thursdays, at 1 p.m., intermediate. Call to register at 703-689-2700.

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. Lunch time meals are available with one-day advance notice on a sliding-fee scale. The center welcomes 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.

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.

Skating Pavilion. Equity Office Skating Pavilion at Reston Town Center is open daily for skating and lessons. Call 703-709-6300. Visit

Spanish Chats. Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston, every Wednesday, at 7 p.m. Informal refresher course for adults. Call 703-689-2700.

Wood Shop. Reston Community Center's open wood shop meets Tuesdays, 6-10 p.m. and Saturdays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. The wood shop offers workspace and has equipment such as table saws, sanders, drills, worktables and a lathe. The wood shop is located at the Reston Community Center, Hunters Woods. The wood shop fee is $5 for people who live or work in Reston and $7 for others. The Reston Community Center is located at 2310 Colts Neck Road in Reston. Call 703-476-4500 (TTY).