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Week in Reston

Newcomers Guide Omission

<bt>Shoreshim Hebrew Congregation in Reston was inadvertently omitted from the Connection's annual newcomers guide, published in July. Shoreshim provides monthly Shabbat services, High Holy Day celebration, Monday Hebrew school, and interfaith family participation. For more information, call 703-923-3424 or visit www.restonshoreshim.org.

<sh>Candidates To Debate on Comcast

<bt>The candidates for Congress from the 8th District, which includes Reston, will debate on local television, Comcast Channel 28 Sunday, Sept. 12 at 8 p.m. The forum will also be air Tuesday, Sept. 14 at 10 p.m. and Wednesday, Sept. 15 at 8:30 p.m. All three candidates Ñ incumbent James Moran (D), Lisa Marie Cheney (R) and James Hurysz (I) will participate and be questioned by reporters from the Connection and other local newspapers. The forum is presented jointly by the Reston Citizens Association and the public issues program, Reston Impact.

<sh>Plum to Address Community

<bt>Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston) will meet with his constituents Monday at 7 p.m. at the Reston Community Center at Lake Anne. Plum will be speaking as part of RCC's Reston Presents speakers series and he said he will be discussing, "how the General Assembly really works, or does not work, as the case may be." Plum said he will use examples of how different bills pass or fail in the state legislature to explain the political process in Richmond and how it affects Reston residents. Plum's discussion is free and open to the public.

<sh>Community Yard Sale This Weekend

<bt>One hundred families are expected to offer their old belongings at a community-wide yard sale this Saturday at 8:30 a.m. in the Reston Association parking lot at 1930 Isaac Newton Sq. RA officials encouraged residents to come to the free event, which is being touted as a good chance to furnish a new home or college dorm.

<sh>Giving Circle Gathers

<bt>The Giving Circle of Hope will meet on Tuesday, Sept. 14 at 7 p.m. in Reston Regional Library's Meeting Room. The meeting will include presentations by directors of FACETS (Fairfax Area Christian Emergency & Transitional Services) and Reston Interfaith. The Giving Circle of Hope is a philanthropic-service organization, which provides funds and assistance to Northern Virginians in need. The Giving Circle of HOPE is open to new members and can be reached through www.givingcircleofhope.org

<sh>RA Near Decision in Executive Search

<bt>Reston Association's Board of Directors' search committee has whittled down a pool of 200 applicants for the chief executive position at RA to four finalists who are being brought in for interviews, RA officials announced this week. "If all goes well, we should be through with the process by the end of September," said RA Board President Rick Beyer (at large). Though Beyer said confidentiality rules prohibit RA from divulging any information about the finalists, all four do live in the area.

<sh>Reston Runners Collect for Homeless

<bt>Each week in the month of August, the Reston Runners club collected old t-shirts and running shoes to donate to a Washington, D.C. homeless shelter. Last week, the club made its final contribution for year, bringing its total 2004 donation to 720 t-shirts and 208 pairs of sneakers. The annual clothing drive for the Gospel Rescue Ministries is held by Reston Runners, a walking and running club that meets each Saturday morning in Reston.

<sh>Calendar

<lst>Reston Community Center Board of Governors Regular Meeting. Monday, Sept. 13 at 8 p.m. at Reston Community Center at Hunters Woods.

Community Meeting with Del. Ken Plum. Monday, Sept. 13 at 7 p.m. at Reston Community Center at Lake Anne.

Reston Association Board Administration Committee. Monday, Sept. 13 at 7 p.m. at RA offices at 1930 Isaac Newton Sq.

Reston Association Board of Directors Informal Board Meeting. Thursday, Sept. 23 at 6:30 p.m. at RA offices at 1930 Isaac Newton Sq.

Reston Association Board of Directors Regular Board Meeting. Thursday, Sept. 23 at 7 p.m. at RA offices at 1930 Isaac Newton Sq.