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Holiday Happenings

Wednesday/Nov. 17

<cal2>Festive Feasting. Stories and activities for the whole family, 7:15 p.m. For all ages. At the Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive. Call to register, 703-689-2700.

<cal1>Thursday/Nov. 18

<cal2>Happy Thanksgiving! Stories, activities and a craft. For ages 2-3 with adult, 10:30 a.m.; and for ages 3-5 with adult, 2 p.m. At the Herndon Fortnightly Library, 768 Center St. Call to register, 703-437-8855.

Turkey Time. Stories and activities, 10:30 a.m. For ages 2-3 with adult. At the Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive. Call to register, 703-689-2700.

<cal1>Saturday/Nov. 20

<cal2>Herndon Lights Up the Holidays. At Worldgate Centre, at the intersection of Centreville Road and Elden Street, beginning at 5 p.m. Set against a backdrop of thousands of luminary candles, the holiday celebration includes a variety of professional and student entertainment, childrenÕs activities, photographs with Santa Claus and refreshments. For more information, visit the Herndon Council for the Arts Web site at www.herndonarts.org.

<cal1>Wednesday/Nov. 24

<cal2>Interfaith Worship Service. All are invited to a community interfaith worship service to be held on Thanksgiving Eve, at 7:30 p.m., at the United Christian Parish of Reston, 11508 North Shore Drive. Participants will include Sheikh Rashid Lamptey of the All-Dulles Area Muslim Society, Barry Pilson of the Northern Virginia Hebrew Congregation, the Rev. Sandi John of Washington Plaza Baptist Church, the Rev. Terry Hannon of Christ the Servant Lutheran Church, the Rev. Sidney Wilde of the Reston Unitarian-Universalist Church, and the Rev. Dr. Bruce Irwin of the United Christian Parish. Local elected officials will also take part. The service will include readings from the Koran and the Old and New Testaments and music by a joint vocal choir. For more information, call the United Christian Parish at 703-620-3065.

<cal1>Thursday/Nov. 25

<cal2>Thanksgiving Services. At St. Timothy's Episcopal Church Thanksgiving Day, at 11 a.m. This special service will presided over by the Rev. Brad Rundlett and the Rev. Kedron Jarvis. St. Timothy's Episcopal Church is located at the corner of Van Buren and Spring streets in Herndon. Free child care is available for this service. All are welcome to attend.ÊÊ

<cal1>Friday/Nov. 26

<cal2>Holiday Celebration Kick Off. Reston Town Center plays host to four events, which kick off the holiday-season celebration. The Reston Mile/Race for the Kids is free to children ages 3-18 and money raised by corporate sponsors is donated to Neediest Kids Inc. Race registration takes place at 7:30 a.m. and the races begin at 8:30. Register at www.neediestkids.org. RestonÕs 14th Annual Holiday Parade kicks off at 11 am. This yearÕs parade celebrates RestonÕs 40th Anniversary with RestonÕs founder, Robert E. Simon Jr., as grand marshal. To participate in the parade, contact nicole@myerspr.com. Visits with Santa will be available from 12:30-4:30 p.m. Photos will be $10 and all proceeds will benefit the Friends of Reston. At 6 p.m., the official Tree Lighting at Mercury Fountain followed by a sing along led by Reston Chorale, and an appearance by Santa Claus who will light up Reston Town Center. For more information, visit www.restontowncenter.com.

<cal1>Saturday/Nov. 27

<cal2>Ballet Performance. Classical Ballet Theatre of Herndon presents "The Nutcracker," at the Northern Virginia Community College in Annandale. Lindsay Benson of Oak Hill dances the part of the Sugar Plum Fairy at the matinee performance, while Monica Dorna dances the part in the evening. Show times are 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $18 for adults and $12 for children/students/seniors, and are available by calling 703-471-0750 or visit tickets@cbanva.com.

<cal1>Sunday/Nov. 28

<cal2>Ballet Performance. Classical Ballet Theatre of Herndon presents "The Nutcracker," at the Northern Virginia Community College in Annandale. Lindsay Benson of Oak Hill dances the part of the Sugar Plum Fairy. Show time is 2 p.m. Tickets are $18 for adults and $12 for children/students/seniors, and are available by calling 703-471-0750 or visit tickets@cbanva.com.

<cal1>Friday/Dec. 3

<cal2>Holiday Show. The Herndon Towne Square Singers will be presenting its annual winter holiday show ÒWinterlude Ð A Season of the Heart,Ó at 7:30 p.m. The performances will be held at the Industrial Strength Theatre located at 269 in the Sunset Business Park in Herndon. Feature holiday tunes familiar to all audience members. Tickets can be purchased at the Herndon Community Center, 814 Ferndale Ave., or from members of the Herndon Towne Square Singers. For more information, contact the Herndon Community Center at 703-435-6868.

<cal1>Saturday/Dec. 4

<cal2>Dog Adoption. Reston Town Center and local nonprofit Gooddogz.org will hold a Home 4 the Holidays Super Dog Adoption, at Reston Town Center, from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Both all-breed and purebred dog rescue organizations will be on hand with adoptable dogs. Several local pet businesses will also be exhibiting their special products and services for the holiday season. For more details about how your group or organization can participate in the Home 4 the Holidays Super Adoption event, contact events@gooddogz.org or 571-233-4557.

Holiday Show. The Herndon Towne Square Singers will be presenting its annual winter holiday show ÒWinterlude Ð A Season of the Heart,Ó at 7:30 p.m. The performances will be held at the Industrial Strength Theatre located at 269 in the Sunset Business Park in Herndon. Feature holiday tunes familiar to all audience members. Tickets can be purchased at the Herndon Community Center, 814 Ferndale Ave., or from members of the Herndon Towne Square Singers. For more information, contact the Herndon Community Center at 703-435-6868.

<cal1>Sunday/Dec. 5

<cal2>Holiday Play. One-act play with music and dance, an adaptation of "A Christmas Miracle," at 6:30 p.m., at Reston Presbyterian Church, corner of Sunset Hills and Hunter Mill Roads. Free admission. In this witty play, a way-too-busy businessman nearly meets his maker on Christmas Eve, but gets a second chance at life. Free babysitting, free refreshments, ample parking. For more information: 703-759-5515; www.rpcconnected.org.

Holiday Show. The Herndon Towne Square Singers will be presenting its annual winter holiday show ÒWinterlude Ð A Season of the Heart,Ó at 2 p.m. The performances will be held at the Industrial Strength Theatre located at 269 in the Sunset Business Park in Herndon. Feature holiday tunes familiar to all audience members. Tickets can be purchased at the Herndon Community Center, 814 Ferndale Ave., or from members of the Herndon Towne Square Singers. For more information, contact the Herndon Community Center at 703-435-6868.

<cal1>Friday/Dec. 17

<cal2>Winter Holiday Dance. Gotta Swing hosts a dance at the Dulles Hilton, 13869 Park Center Road in Herndon, includes treats, decorations and Swingin' Santa. Daryl Davis is the live band. Beginner class from 8:30-9 p.m. followed by the band between 9 p.m.-midnight. Cost $12 per person. Visit www.gottaswing.com for more information.