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Send announcements to The Connection, 7913 Westpark Drive, McLean, VA 22102, e-mail to

herndon@connectionnewspapers.com or fax to 703-917-0991. Deadline is two weeks before the event. Photos/artwork encouraged. For more information, call Jennifer Lesinski at 703-917-6454.

This free listing is reserved for activities and events that are open to the public at no or minimal cost.

<cal1>Wednesday/Sept. 22

<cal2>La Leche Meeting. La Leche League of Herndon/Reston will be holding a meeting, at 10 a.m., at the Herndon Fortnightly Library, 768 Center St., Herndon. The meeting is intended to provide information on child birth, breastfeeding and parenting. Local leaders are accredited by La Leche League International and provide 24-hour support for members. For more information call Jennifer at 703-708-9866, Karen at 703-435-1429, or Amaarah at 703-435-3044.

Play. "Our Times," at 7 p.m., in the Reston Community Center at Lake Anne, presented by the American Association of University Women (AAUW). This sometimes humorous, often chilling play that highlights the tension between liberty and security, and is a reminder that freedom is not only a gift, but an individual responsibility as well. Modeled on Thornton Wilder's "Our Town," the play was written by Hank Blakely and is directed by Lillian Christman, both of Reston. It has been presented on local television and staged by various groups around the country. Refreshments will be served and all are welcome. For more information, contact Fran Lovaas, 703-318-9628.

Civil War Presentation. The Herndon Historical Society presents "A Virginia Village Goes to War: Falls Church during the Civil War," by Brad Gernand, 7:30 p.m., at the Herndon Train Depot, 717 Lynn St. For further information, contact Chuck Mauro at 703-787-9879 or cmauro10@aol.com. Guests are always welcome.

Senior Finances Workshop. Learn how to secure your future and plan for a stress-free retirement at this informative workshop which will be held at the Reston Community Center Lake Anne, 1609 Washington

Plaza in Reston, from 2-3:30 p.m. "The Ten Ways Seniors Screw Up Their Finances" was created by financial

advisor Rick Clark to protect and preserve the assets of seniors. This activity is intended for people age 55 and older. The course fee is $5 for people who live and work in Reston and $10 for all others. Register either in person or by faxing a completed RCC registration form to 703-476-8617. For further information, directions, or to request a

reasonable accommodation, call the Reston Community Center, Lake Anne at 703-689-3550 or visit the website at

http://www.restoncommunitycenter.com.

Skin Care Seminar. Sarah Brown, aesthetician for Austin-Westin Center for Cosmetic Surgery, will be leading a seminar on skin care at 6:30 p.m. Learn about skin health and how you can restore radiance to lackluster skin. 1825 Samuel

Morse Drive, Reston.

Celebrate. Happy 70th Birthday to Tomie DePaola. Celebrate with stories and activities for the whole family at the Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, at 7:15 p.m. All ages. Call 703-689-2700 to register.

CPR and First Aid. The American Red Cross of the National Capital Area will be offering an adult, child and infant CPR and community first aid class, cost $63; or adult CPR/AED and standard first aid class, cost $55. Both from 6-10 p.m., at its North Fairfax office, 1112 Herndon Parkway. Includes instruction on how to recognize and care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, how to perform rescue breathing and cardiopulmonary resuscitation, how to assist choking victims and how to care for life-threatening bleeding, sudden illness and injuries. For more information or to enroll, call 703-963-0004 or visit www.redcrossfairfax.org.

<cal1>Thursday/Sept. 23

<cal2>Concert. Beverly Cosham will release her newest compact disc, "Beverly Cosham Sings Yip Harburg," with a concert at the Reston Community Center, at 8 p.m. CoshamÕs concert will be 90 minutes and include Keter Betts, bass, Deb Brudvig, cello, Ron Chiles, piano, John Jensen, trombone Tom Jones, drums, Chris Royal, trumpet and George Hummel, music director and woodwinds. Tickets can be purchased by calling the box office at the Reston Community Center at 703-476-4500 or in person at 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston. Tickets are $10.Super Science. Stories and a simple science activity for children ages 4-6 at the Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, at 10:30 a.m. Children must be accompanied with an adult. Call 703-689-2700 to register.

Apples, Apples. Stories, activities and a craft for children ages 2-3 with adult at the Herndon Library, 768 Center St., at 10:30 a.m. Call 703-437-8855 to register.

Beginner English. For adults learning English who would like to participate in beginner-level conversation groups. Sessions will be held at the Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, at 7 p.m. To register, call 703-689-2700.

Intermediate English. Intermediate-level conversation group for adults learning English will be held at the Reston Towne Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, at 1 p.m. Call 703-689-2700 to register.

Practice Your English. Intermediate-level conversation group for adults learning English will be held at the Reston Towne Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, at 1 p.m. Call 703-689-2700 to register.

Monthly Mixer. The Herndon Dulles Chamber of Commerce's monthly mixer is 5:30-8 p.m., Days Hotel, 2200 Centreville Road, Herndon. Polynesian theme. Pay at the door, $5 members/$15 nonmembers, reservations required by calling 703-437-5556, ext. 100.

<cal1>Saturday/Sept. 25

<cal2>Bluegrass Concert. The Orchard Boys, a bluegrass/gospel band from Frederick, Md., will be in concert at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, located at 1090 Sterling Road in Herndon. Tickets are $10. Reservations by telephone 703-437-1883 (Ellie) or 703-435-8377 (Bob). Reservations and walk-ins pay the night of the concert. Concert starts at 7:30 p.m. with the doors open at 6:30 p.m. Snacks are available. Holy Cross is handicapped accessible.

Cosmetic Surgery Seminar. Dr. George W. Weston, staff surgeon at the Austin-Weston Center for Cosmetic Surgery in Reston, is hosting a free educational seminar on cosmetic surgery, from 10 a.m.-12 p.m., at the Austin-Weston Center for Cosmetic Surgery, 1825 Samuel Morse Drive, Reston.

<cal1>Sunday/Sept. 26

<cal2>Comedy Theater. The Reduced Shakespeare Company presents "The History of America (Reduced)" at CenterStage at the Reston Community Center, 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston, at 8 p.m. Suitable for ages 18 and older. All seats $20, reserved seating. Call 703-476-4500 for tickets. For more information about the Reduced Shakespeare Company, visit www.reducedshakespeare.com.

<cal1>Monday/Sept. 27

<cal2>Forest and Stream Exploration. Hike through early autumn woods and down to Snakeden Branch stream in Reston, look for signs of animals beginning to harvest the seeds and nuts, and make a forest craft. For children ages 5-12 accompanied by an adult. From 4-5 p.m. at WNEC North Side, park on Glade Drive near entrance of parking lot. Bring wading shoes and wear clothes that can get dirty. Cost $4 per child, RA members; $7 per child, nonmembers. Reservations required by Sept. 24, call 703-435-6530.

NARFE Meeting. Dulles Chapter 1241 of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees will meet, at 11:30 a.m., at the Amphora Deluxe Diner, 1151 Elden St., Herndon. Lisa Marie Cheney (R), political activist in support of Sen. John Warner and President George W. Bush, and James R. Socas (D), who served as a member of the U.S. Senate Banking Committee, will be speaking about campaign issues in the upcoming Nov. 2 general election. NARFE members and all interested persons are welcome to attend, lunch cost is $13.50. For information or to make reservations call Sue Righter at 703 966-1122 or Mary Klatt at 703 421-3757.

Candlelight Yoga. Candlelight beginner yoga classes at Brown's Chapel include gentle stretching, breathing and deep relaxation/guided meditation. 7:30-9 p.m. For more information call 703-476-2827.

Practice Your English. Intermediate-level conversation group for adults learning English will be held at the Reston Towne Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, at 7 p.m. Call 703-689-2700 to register.

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.

<cal1>Tuesday/Sept. 28

<cal2>Charity Golf. Dulles Rotary is sponsoring its eighth annual charity golf tournament. The tournament will be held at Hidden Creek Country Club in Reston. All proceeds from the event benefit four local organizations The Arc, ECHO, ServiceSource and LArc, each is dedicated to improving the lives of the disabled in our community. Golfers are $200 each or $725 per foursome. Dulles Rotary also accepts prize donations and corporate sponsorship for this event. For information contact Bruce Tria at 703-506-7614.

Blood Drive. Inova Blood Donor Services is seeking volunteers to donate blood from noon-7:30 p.m., at Reston Town Center, Hyatt Hotel, Discovery Street, Reston. For an appointment, call 1-866-BLOODSAVES (1-866-256-6372) or visit www.inova.org/donateblood.

<cal1>Wednesday/Sept. 29

<cal2>CPR and First Aid. The American Red Cross of the National Capital Area will be offering a adult, child and infant CPR and community first aid class, from 6-10 p.m., at its North Fairfax office, 1112 Herndon Parkway. Includes instruction on how to recognize and care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, how to perform rescue breathing and cardiopulmonary resuscitation, how to assist choking victims and how to care for life-threatening bleeding, sudden illness and injuries. Cost $63. For more information or to enroll, call 703-963-0004 or visit www.redcrossfairfax.org.

<cal1>Thursday/Sept. 30

<cal2>Volunteer Workshop. The Northern Virginia Association for Volunteer Administration (NVAVA) presents a workshop, "Cultural Norms and How They Shape Volunteer Outreach and Recruitment" from 9-11:30 a.m. This workshop will provide representatives from some of the larger cultural groups in our area and volunteer managers the opportunity to share information and experience in recruiting and utilizing

the strengths and talents of culturally diverse volunteers. NVAVA is a professional nonprofit membership organization for persons committed to the effective involvement of volunteers in community programs and services. The

workshop will take place at the Fairfax County Government Center, 1200 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, in conference rooms 2 & 3. The meeting is open to all. Cost is free to members, $10 for nonmembers at the door. All are encouraged to stay for lunch in the cafeteria; brown bag lunches welcome. RSVP by Friday, Sept. 24, by e-mail to Lorraine Walker, Lorraine.Walker@fcps.edu or call Ellie Fusaro, 703-437-3477.

Fall Fun. Stories, activities and a craft for children ages 2-3 with adult, at 10:30 a.m.; and children ages 3-5, at 2 p.m., at the Herndon Library, 768 Center St., at 10:30 a.m. Call 703-437-8855 to register.

Beginner English. For adults learning English who would like to participate in beginner-level conversation groups. Sessions will be held at the Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, at 7 p.m. To register, call 703-689-2700.

Intermediate English. Intermediate-level conversation group for adults learning English will be held at the Reston Towne Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, 1 p.m. Call 703-689-2700 to register.

Networking Breakfast. The Centreville Chantilly Business Council will hold a networking breakfast 8-9:30 a.m., Holiday Inn Select-Dulles Expo Center, 4335 Chantilly Shopping Center, Chantilly. Speakers Chris Griffin and Don Owens, owners of Griffin-Owens Associates. RSVP to 703-437-5556, ext. 100, or sign up online via the Events page of www.herndondulleschamber.org. Cost $15 for members who prepay by Sept. 27; otherwise $20 for members and nonmembers. All welcome.

<cal1>Saturday/Oct. 2

<cal2>Chamber Concert. Voce Chamber Singers presents its fifth annual Broadway Champagne and Desert Gala, 7:30 p.m., in the community room at the Reston Community Center, 2310 Colts Neck Road. Featuring excerpts from Leonard Bernstein's "Wonderful Town," stories from special guests and a silent auction. Tickets are $40 per person or $400 per reserved table for up to 10, by calling 703-277-7772, e-mailing VoceVA@hotmail.com or at the door. For more information visit www.voce.org.

Garage Sale. The Reston-Herndon branch of the American Association of University Women will hold a garage sale, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., at 2102 OwlÕs Cove Lane, Reston. Items for sale include furniture, house wares, clothing, sporting goods, books and more. Proceeds from the sale will be used to AAUWÕs Educational Foundation and Legal Advocacy Foundation and branch activities. For information, call Carol Hurlburt at 703/264-9054.

Stream Stroll. See one of Reston's first stream restoration projects up close by strolling along a segment of Snakeden Branch, from 10-11 a.m., Hunters Woods Village Center parking lot, meet at the Reston Association path near the bank. Cost $3 for RA members, $5 for nonmembers. For ages 16 and older. Reservation required by Sept. 29, call 703-435-6530.

Homecoming Parade. Herndon High School's Homecoming parade will start at 9:30 a.m. at Elden Street and will run to Town Hall Square, where the viewing stand will be. The parade is open to all residents and trophies will be given for first and second place in many selected categories, including a theme award, this year's theme is "The Town of Herndon Celebrates." A "Best in Show" award will also be given for the classic car entries. Apply by e-mailing HerndonParade@aol.com or call John Mosesso at 703-421-8738.

Charity Walk. The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's 6th annual Light the Night Walk at Reston Town Center begins at 6:30 p.m. The event is a 2- to 3-mile walk. For more information or to sign up call 703-960-1100 or visit the Web site at www.lightthenight.org/nca.

Arts Discussion. "A Conversion with Tony Kushner and Ann Rodriguez" at CenterStage at the Reston Community Center, 2310 Colts Neck Road, at 8 p.m. Suitable for ages 18 and up. Kushner is a theater artist, author, political and cultural commentator, while Rodriguez, a Reston resident, is an advocate for the arts, and human and civil rights. Cost $20, limit four per purchase. Call 703-476-4500 for tickets. For more information about Kushner visit www.barclayagency.com.

Wright Tour. Reston Community Center will host a trip to Kentuck Knob, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, in Western Pa., including a tour of the historic house and gardens and a buffet lunch at the estate's restaurant. The bus will be departing at 6 a.m. from the Reston Community Center and will return at 8:30 p.m. Fee is $55 for Reston residents and $65 for all others. To register, complete a Reston Community Center registration form and send it by fax to 703-476-8617. For more information call 703-476-4500.

<cal1>Sunday/Oct. 3

<cal2>Comedy Show. "The Matt and Ben Show," at CenterStage at the Reston Community Center, 2310 Colts Neck Road, at 8 p.m. Suitable for ages 18 and up. Off-Broadway hit, starred two women parodying Ben Affleck and Matt Damon as way to illustrate the cultural obsession with celebrity. Cost $10. Call 703-476-4500 for tickets. For more information about the show, visit www.washingtonsquarearts.com.