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<lst>Send announcements to the Herndon Connection, by mail to 7913 Westpark Drive, McLean, VA 22102, by e-mail to herndon@connectionnewspapers.com or by fax to 703-917-0991. Deadline is Thursday 5 p.m. for the following week's paper. Photos/artwork encouraged. Call Meghan Williams at 703-917-6407 with questions. This free listing is reserved for activities and events that are open to the public at no or minimal cost. For additional calendar listings, visit our Web site at www.connectionnewspapers.com.

<cal1>Thursday/Dec. 8

<cal2>Concert. South Lakes High School Holiday Concert featuring Chorus and Orchestra takes place at 7 p.m., at South Lakes High School Little Theater, 11400 South Lakes Drive, Reston. 703-715-4500.

Ballet. The Reston Conservatory Ballet performs "The Nutcracker," at 7:30 p.m. in the Reston Community Center. Tickets are $15 for admission. Call 703-715-8366 or 703-476-1111 for reservations.

<cal1>Friday/Dec. 9

<cal2>Swing Dance. Join Tom and Debra and the Daryl Davis Band from 8:30 p.m.-midnight, at the Hilton Washington Dulles Airport Hotel, 13869 Park Center Road. Beginner swing lessons will be from 8:30-9 p.m. Entry costs $13. For more, visit www.gottaswing.com or call 703-359-9882.

Friday Studio Series. Dragonfly Asian Antiques & Collectibles and Mayflower Design Showroom present a program on traditions of tea, from 6-9 p.m., at 11411 Sunset Hills Road, Reston. The program is free and features Brian Wright, tea importer of Shansui Teas, who specializes in Taiwanese, Korean and Japanese varieties of tea.

Ballet. The Reston Conservatory Ballet performs "The Nutcracker," at 7:30 p.m. in the Reston Community Center. Tickets are $15 for admission. Call 703-715-8366 or 703-476-1111 for reservations.

<cal1>Saturday/Dec. 10

<cal2>Ballet. The Reston Conservatory Ballet performs "The Nutcracker," at 7:30 p.m. in the Reston Community Center. Tickets are $15 for admission. Call 703-715-8366 or 703-476-1111 for reservations. A one-hour presentation of the show for younger audiences is presented at 11 a.m. Tickets are $13. Call 703-715-8366 or 703-476-1111 for reservations.

<cal1>Sunday/Dec. 11

<cal2>Author reading. Austin S. Camacho, author of "The Payback Assignment," reads from his novel 1-3 p.m., at Reston's Used Book Shop, 1623 Washington Plaza. Free. Call 703-435-9772 or visit www.restonusedbooks.com.

Concert. Jinny Marsh's Hot Kugel Klezmer Band TM, Congregation Beth Emeth, 12523 Lawyers Road, Herndon, 2:30 p.m. Fund raiser for The Jewish Theological Seminary. $25 adult, $18 young adult and $75 family. Klezmer music is a traditional form of Eastern European Jewish dance music. Modern groups are innovating and applying modern jazz sensibilities to ancient Jewish melodies. E-mail Jinny at info@hotkugelklezmerband.com, or visit hotkugelklezmerband.com.

Ballet. The Reston Conservatory Ballet performs "The Nutcracker," at 7:30 p.m. in the Reston Community Center. Tickets are $15 for admission. Call 703-715-8366 or 703-476-1111 for reservations. A one-hour presentation of the show for younger audiences is presented at noon. Tickets are $13. Call 703-715-8366 for more information or 703-476-1111 for reservations.

<cal1>Monday/Dec. 12

<cal2>Flu Vaccinations. Vaccinations will be given starting at 6:30 p.m., at the Reston Regional Library. Shots $25 or Medicare Part B; must be 18 or older. Call Inova for details at 877-895-5284. No registration is required.

<cal1>Tuesday/Dec. 13

<cal2>Chorale Auditions. Auditions for the Reston Chorale take place from 6:30-8:30 p.m., at the Reston Community Center. The spring season will include selections from some the great American composers such as Arlen, Ellington, Porter, Copland, Brubeck and Gershwin. For more information or to set up an audition call 703-834-0079 or go to www.restonchorale.com. Auditions are informal and do not require prepared solos.

Let It Snow. Stories and activities at the Herndon Fortnightly Community Library. 2 p.m. Ages 3-5 With an Adult. The Herndon Fortnightly Community Library is located at 768 Center St. Contact at 703-437-8855

<cal1>Wednesday/Dec. 14

<cal2>Toastmasters Meeting. The Reston-Herndon Toastmasters meet from 7:30-9:30 p.m., at the First Baptist Church 681 Elden St.

Moms Meeting. The Northern Virginia Work At Home Moms December meeting is 5-7 p.m., in Herndon. All work at home parents (or want-to-be work at home parents) are invited to attend this Holiday Happy Hour and Networking Session. To learn more or to RSVP for the meeting, contact Marybeth Henry at execdir@wahmfest.org or at 703-742-6694.

<cal1>Thursday/Dec. 15

<cal2>Holiday Shopping Trip. Reston Association invites residents to a day of holiday shopping at Potomac Mills, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Upon arrival at the mall, participants receive a coupon book for discounts throughout the mall. $12 Reston residents, $15 non-Reston residents. Space is limited, call 703-435-6577 or visit www.reston.org. Bus pick-up times and locations: 9 a.m. Hunters Woods Fellowship House, 2231 Colts Neck Road; 9:15 a.m. Thoreau Place, 1951 Sagewood Lane; Lake Anne Fellowship House, 11450 North Shore Drive.

<cal1>Friday/Dec. 16

<cal2>Concert. Jazz vocalist Stacey Kent performs 8 p.m., at CenterStage. Seats are reserved and cost $15 for adults and $12 for youths and seniors. For season telephone orders, brochures, directions, or more information call 703-476-4500, and Press 3.

Child Care. Wee Play has Open House Classes from 9:30-10 a.m. and 11 a.m. to noon. Open house classes are free, but space is limited and reservations are required. Wee Play is a weekly activity class for parents and 2- and 3-year-olds. Wee Play is located in the Classical Ballet Academy, 320 Victory Drive, in the Herndon/Reston Business Park.

<cal1>Saturday/Dec. 17

<cal2>Santa's Workshop. Children ages 3 and up may meet and have a picture taken with Santa from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., bring a camera. Receive holiday tattoos and play games. Herndon Community Center, 814 Ferndale Ave., RSVP by Dec. 12. $6 for children, $3 for parents if eating lunch. Call 703-787-7300 or visit www.herndon-va.gov.

Children's Holiday Party. The annual party catered to children at Jimmy's Old Tavern, 697 Spring St. Visit www.jimmystavern.com, or call 703-435-5467.

Concert. Over Under Down Yonder, bluegrass-styled band, Lakeside Inn, 11150 South Lakes Drive, Reston, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. No cover. Visit www.overunderdownyonder.com or call The Lakeside Inn at 703-264-0781.

Theater. The Reston Tradition of "Snow White for the Holidays" returns to the CenterStage at 3 p.m. Take a family break from the holiday frenzy and come to the CenterStage. This Reston tradition tickles the daylights out of everyone who comes so don't miss it. Brutsché is working on a new show, so this may be your last chance to catch this one for a while. This show is suitable for all ages. Tickets are $10 all seats, reserved seating. For season telephone orders, brochures, directions, or more information call 703-476-4500, and Press 3.

<cal1>Sunday/Dec. 18

<cal2>Holiday Meander. Reston Historic Trust presents a holiday meander down the byways of the 100 year-old village of Wiehle, with its three surviving structures situated in the heart of Reston. The walk includes a stop at the Robert Wiehle House, built in 1895, which is rarely open to visitors. Recently restored, it is presently a private home that will be decked out for the holidays. The home is on St. Louis Avenue, one of the original Wiehle streets, tucked in the midst of modern Reston, and surrounded by Sycamore trees. Meet at the Reston Museum at Lake Anne Village Center at 1:30 p.m., for a brief orientation, then carpool to Wiehle Village. For information and reservations, call 703-709-7700. A $5 donation is requested.

Chanukah Lunch. B'nai B'rith Chanukah Pot Luck Dairy Lunch and light entertainment, at the Reston Community Center. 12:30-3:30 p.m. Call 703-620-3844 for reservations.

<cal1>Wednesday/Dec. 21

<cal2>Stories. Ho, Ho, Holidays! Stories and activities for the whole family. All ages, 7:15 p.m., Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive. 703-689-2700.

<cal1>Thursday/Dec. 22

<cal2>Book Group Meeting. The Reston Community Center's senior book group, Bookends, meets 12:30-2 p.m., at the Reston Community Center Hunters Woods, 2310 Colts Neck Road, to discuss "The Outside World" by Tova Mirvis. Participants should bring a bag lunch. Books are on reserve at the Reston Regional Library. This free activity is intended for adults age 55 or older. Call 703-476-4500.

<cal1>Saturday/Dec. 31

<cal2>Golf Tournament. Herndon Centennial Golf Course, 909 Ferndale Ave. Celebrate the New Year's Eve by playing a round, 10 a.m. Visit www.herndongolf.com, or call 703-471-5769.

New Year's Eve Party. Join neighbors in dinner and dancing at Jimmy's Old Tavern. No cover, but reservations are encouraged. Visit www.jimmystavern.com or call 703-435-5467.

New Year’s Celebrations. Welcome the New Year at Reston’s Lake Anne Center. Call the Historic Trust at 703-709-7700.