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<lst>Send announcements to the Herndon Connection, 7913 Westpark Drive, McLean, VA 22102, send an e-mail to herndon@connectionnewspapers.com or 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 ongoing events listings, visit our Web site at www.connectionnewspapers.com.

<lst>Enjoy a social Sunday evening at the Reston Community Center's monthly Country-Western Dance. The featured dances (line-dance, two-step, hustle and swing) can be quickly mastered by anyone regardless of skill level. Dances take place monthly in RCC's Hunters Woods Community Room from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Future dances are Sunday, Jan. 8; Sunday, Feb. 5; Sunday, March 5; Sunday, April 2; Sunday, May 7. Refreshments are provided. Admission is $5 per person. The dances are for people age 18 or older.

For further information contact the Reston Community Center at 703-476-4500, VA, Relay 800-828-1120 (TTY) or visit http://www.restoncommunitycenter.com.

The 2006 Herndon Adult Basketball League is accepting teams for the league starting play in January. Teams may register at the Herndon Community Center, 814 Ferndale Ave. The league has Men’s, Women’s and Corporate Divisions. Registrations will be accepted until Dec. 19. Contact Tom Wissinger at 703-435-6800, ext. 2106 or by e-mail at tom.wissinger@herndon-va.gov.

The Greater Reston Art Center, in collaboration with the Market Street Bar and Grill at the Reston Hyatt, will present an exhibition featuring Delna Dastur, an abstract painter who uses paint, charcoal and ink. The show will be on display from through Jan. 9. GRACE, a nonprofit visual arts organization, is located in the Reston Town Center at 12001 Market St., Suite 103, on the corner of Market and St. Francis streets. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Call 703-471-9242.

The Council for the Arts of Herndon announces rehearsals for the Herndon Symphony Orchestra will take place every Tuesday, from 7-9 p.m., at the Herndon Middle School's band room, 901 Locust St. Musicians of all ages and talent levels are welcome to attend. The Symphony Orchestra is under the direction of Tim Adams. E-mail timadams@herndonarts.org or call 703-689-9535.

Acoustic Jam at Frying Pan Country Store. Pickin', strummin', or just listenin'. Bring an instrument or come by to enjoy this drop-in session at the country store. The acoustic jam brings music to the farm on the first and third Sunday of each month, 1-4 p.m. Free. 703-435-3710.

Spanish Chats. Informal refresher for those who want to practice Spanish. Adults. No registration is required. Every Wednesday, 7 p.m., at Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive. Call 703-689-2700.

PFLAG keeps families together. Join us for discussion among parents, families and friends of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people as well as GLBT people themselves. We offer a safe, comfortable environment to share thoughts, feelings, fears, disappointments, joys, problems and small victories. Every fourth Monday of the month. Contact Maryanne Warrick at mawarrick@aol.com.

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

Job Club. Networking group for job hunters. Get job hunting tips from a representative of the Reston SkillSource Center. Adults. No registration is required. Every Monday, noon, at Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive. Call 703-689-2700.

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.

Book Babies. Interactive story time for parent and child. Age 13-23 months with adult. Every Tuesday, 10:15 a.m. and 11 a.m., at Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive. Call 703-689-2700.

Toddler Story time. Age 2 with adult. Every Wednesday, 10:15 a.m. and 11 a.m., at Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive. Call 703-689-2700.

Preschool Story Time. Age 3-6 with adult. Every Thursday, 10:15 a.m. and 11 a.m., at Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive. Call 703-689-2700. St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, 432 Van Buren St., Herndon is currently holding Transitions Group meetings for people who are currently looking for work, interested in changing jobs or want to re-enter the work force. Meetings are Wednesdays, 1 p.m. Call Carol in the church office, 703-437-3790 ext. 10.

The American Red Cross of the National Capital Area's Fairfax/Falls Church Office, in conjunction with the Fairfax County Citizen Corps Council, will sponsor an Emergency Preparedness Clinic once a month for the next year. The clinics will be held in a different location in the County, the schedule will posted in libraries, on the Web Site, and other public locations. Contact Rebecca Kurylo, community outreach coordinator at the American Red Cross of the National Capital Area Chapter, at 703-805-2332 or kurylor@usa.redcross.org.

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. Lunchtime 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 tara.fitzpatrick@fairfaxcounty.gov. Visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/rec and go to senior services.

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.