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<cal1>Wednesday/Jan. 12

<cal2>Winter Wonderland. Stories and activities, Herndon Fortnightly, 768 Center St., 10:30 a.m. For ages 2-3 with an adult. Call 703-437-8855 to register.

Book Discussion. At Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, 10:30 a.m., call for month’s selection. For adults. 703-689-2700.

Mother's First Meeting. Mothers First-Herndon/Reston meets, from 10 a.m.-noon, at the Herndon Fortnightly Library, 768 Center St., Herndon. Call 703-827-5922 or visit www.mothersfirst.org.

MOMS Meeting. The MOMS Club of Reston meets at 10 a.m. Children welcome at all activities. The Reston chapter is open to residents of ZIP codes 20190, 20191 and 20194. For more information, including meeting location, call 1-800-520-0801, Ext. 1524, or e-mail MomsClubofReston@onebox.com.

<cal1>Thursday/Jan. 13

<cal2>Super Science! Stories about science at Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, 2 p.m. For ages 4-6 with adult. Call 703-689-2700.

Friends Book Discussion. At Reston regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, 7:30 p.m. Call for month’s selection. For adults. 703-689-2700.

Symphony Performance. Evening of Harp and Percussion

with National Symphony Orchestra Youth Fellows, Kyle Brightwell, Matt McKay, Grace Browning and Sara Franke, 6 p.m., Kennedy Center Millennium Stage. Admission is free.

<cal1>Friday/Jan. 14

<cal2>The Winter Sky. For all ages. Join an astronomer and naturalist to view the moon, planets, stars and galaxies through a telescope. Includes stories and lore associated with celestial objects. Reservations required by Jan. 12, call 703-435-6530. 7-9 p.m., Quartermaster Field on Glade Drive, Reston, one block east of Walker Nature Education Center. Cloud dates, Jan. 15 and 16. $3 for Reston Association members, $5 nonmembers.

Support Group. The Reston Epilepsy Group, a support groups for adults diagnosed with seizure disorders and caregivers, will meet from 7-8:30 p.m., at Herndon High School, Entrance 5, room 123, 700 Bennett St., Herndon. Free. Call 703-425-6660.

<cal1>Saturday/Jan. 15

<cal2>Owl Moon. For ages 3-5. Learn about owls and hawks, pretend to be an owl, make some owl calls and craft a feathery craft. Reservations required by Jan. 12, call 703-435-6530. 10-11 a.m., Glade Community Room, 11550 Glade Drive, Reston. $4 per child for Reston Association members, $7 for nonmembers.

Radical Reptiles. Presentation by Town of Herndon naturalist Susan Lily, at Herndon Fortnightly, 768 Center St., 10:30 a.m. For ages 6-12. Call 703-437-8855 to register.

Magician Joe Romano. At Reston regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, 11 a.m. Book: The Magic is Real. For ages 6 and up. Call 703-689-2700.

Lyrics Lounge. A showcase for the creativity of local high-school students. Budding poets can share their art and display their hip-hop battle skills. Poets can do solo readings or compete in freestyle battles and slams. The best rapper will be crowned king or queen and will return to defend their title. From 7-11 p.m., at the JoAnn Rose Gallery, in the RCC Lake Anne, located in the Lake Anne Village Center near the intersection of Village Road and North Shore Drive. Call Shauna Cole, Reston Community Center teen program director, at 703-390-6158.

Railroaders Open House. The Northern Virginia Model Railroaders Inc. will be holding an open house, from 1-5 p.m. The club is located in the historic "Washington & Old Dominion Railroad" station, 231 Dominion Road, on the Northern Virginia Regional Parks W&OD Trail, in downtown Vienna. Free admission. However, cash or check donations are gratefully accepted at the door. Visit www.nvmr.org, e-mail nvmrinc@hotmail.com, or call 703-938-5157 on the day of the open house.

<cal1>Sunday/Jan. 16

<cal2>MLK Celebration. Reston celebrates the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Observance with a commemorative march and community sing-along, with the march beginning, at 2:45 p.m., at Lake Anne Plaza. The sing-along begins, at 4 p.m., at the Northern Virginia Hebrew Congregation. Lake Anne Plaza is located near the intersection of Village Road and North Shore Drive in Reston. Contact Haywood R. Hopson Sr., Reston Community Center special events director, at 703-390-6161, or visit the Web site, http://www.kingday.org.

<cal1>Monday/Jan. 17

<cal2>MLK Celebration. At South Lakes High School, featuring a keynote addresses by educator William

"Flip" Clay and Reston's founder, Robert E. Simon, plus

entertainment, special exhibits, community information booths, children's and teen activities, refreshments and birthday cake. From 10 a.m.-5 p.m., South Lakes High School, 11400 South Lakes Drive in Reston. Contact Haywood R. Hopson Sr., Reston Community Center special events director, at 703-390-6161, or visit the Web site, http://www.kingday.org.

<cal1>Tuesday/Jan. 18

<cal2>Circle Time. Interactive story time for child and adult. For ages 13-17 months with adult. Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, 10:30 a.m. Call 703-689-2700.

Club Meeting. The Greater Reston Newcomers and Neighbors Club will meet at 10 a.m., for an informative session on the secret life of honeybees, featuring guest speaker Bill Bundy, former president of the Loudoun Beekeepers Association. Guests are invited to the program at the United Christian Parish, 2222 Colts Neck Road, Reston. Call 703-467-0282 or www.members.cox.net/fhopwood/GRNNC.

<cal1>Wednesday/Jan. 19

<cal2>Have a Mice Day! Stories and activities for the whole family at Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, 7:15 p.m. For all ages. Call 703-689-2700.

RA Workshop. The Reston Association is sponsoring a workshop on cluster and condo finances, at 7:30 p.m., in the conference room located at 1930 Isaac Newton Square, Reston. Guest presenters from Goldklang, Cavanuagh & Associates will review budgets, audits, taxes and reserves studies for homeowner associations. Contact Vee Boehringer, 703-435-6503, e-mail: virginia@reston.org.

<cal1>Friday/Jan. 21

<cal2>Winter Wonderland. Stories and activities at Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, 10:30 a.m. For ages 2-3 with adult. Call 703-689-2700.

<cal1>Saturday/Jan. 22

<cal2>Piano Ensemble Festival. Fairfax-Loudoun Music Fellowship's 18th annual Piano Ensemble Festival, in the auditorium of Heritage High School, 520 Evergreen Mill Road, S.E., Leesburg, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Includes more than 180 students, ranging in age from 6-18, and approximately 13 piano teachers performing in combinations. Selections vary, including classical, spiritual, jazz, rock and contemporary duets. Free. Snow date Saturday, Jan. 29.

Joint Meeting. The annual joint meeting of the Reston-Herndon branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) and the Dulles Section of the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW), 2:30-4:30 p.m., in the Gallery at the Reston Community Center at Lake Anne, Reston. Features Dr. Leslie Wolfe, president of the Center for Women Policy Studies, a national nonprofit, multiethnic feminist policy research and advocacy organization, presenting "Fighting the War on Trafficking of Women and Girls Ñ The Role of State and Local Leaders." The program will begin with refreshments at 2:30 p.m. with the presentation at 3 p.m. Call Fran Lovaas 703-318-9628.

Charity Yard Sale. Lake Anne winter indoor yard sale to benefit the Lake Anne Elementary PTA, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Includes gently used clothes, toys, videos, books, bicycles, sports equipment, household goods and other "kid stuff." The sale will take place at the Lake Anne Elementary School, 11510 North Shore Drive, in Reston. Snow date Jan. 29.

<cal1>Sunday/Jan. 23

<cal2>ARC Ball. The Arc of Northern Virginia will be holding the "Stars & Stripes Inaugural Ball," from 6-9 p.m., on the Fairfax campus of George Mason University, at The Bistro located in the lower level of the Johnson Student Center. It is going to be a party, a black tie optional event. Tickets are $25 a person, and $5 for The Arc members. Call 703-532-3214 for tickets and sponsorship opportunities.

<cal1>Monday/Jan. 24

<cal2>NARFE Meeting. Dulles Chapter 1241 of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees, NARFE, is holding a lunch meeting, at 11:30 a.m., at the Amphora Deluxe Diner, 1151 Elden St., Herndon. Cost is $13.50. For reservations call Sue Righter, 703-966-1122 by Jan. 20.

<cal1>Tuesday/Jan. 25

<cal2>Kickoff Celebration. The Reston Relay for Life will hold its kickoff celebration, 6:30-8 p.m., at South Lakes High School, 11400 South Lakes Road, Reston. The Relay for Life is an annual fund-raiser for the American Cancer Society. To RSVP contact Andrew Sterling at asterling@restonchamber.org.

Cozy Time. Stories and activities at Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, 10:30 a.m. for ages 2-3 with adult. Call 703-689-2700.

Mothers First Meeting. The Mothers First January lecture, 7:30 p.m., at Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive Reston, will feature Donna Pence, a nurse practitioner at Kaiser Permanente with more than 30 years of experience in pediatrics, who will answer questions and concerns about behavioral issues and discipline. RSVP at lecture-rsvp@mothersfirst.org or 703-827-5922.

<cal1>Wednesday/Jan. 26

<cal2>Alphababies. Stories and activities at Reston regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, 10:30 a.m. For ages 18-23 months with an adult. Call 703-689-2700.

Winter Social. Reston Association hosts its annual Winter Social to honor the many volunteer board members of the 133 cluster associations and 34 condominiums throughout Reston. 7 p.m., at RA headquarters. Refreshments served. RSVP 703-435-6503.

Historical Society Meeting. The Herndon Historical Society presents "Herndon: A Town and Its History" by Chuck Mauro, president of the Society. Mauro will discuss this volume about a Virginia town steeped in history, and enriched by a multitude of exceptional individuals who have shaped Herndon during its fascinating past. The meeting will start at 7:30 p.m., in the Herndon Train Depot on Lynn Street. Contact Chuck Mauro, 703-787-9879, cmauro10@aol.com, or www.herndonhistoricalsociety.org. The public is invited.

Senior Movie. Reston Association will be hosting Senior Movie Day, better known as the ÒMeet Me at the MoviesÓ at Reston Town CenterÕs Multiplex Cinemas. Doors open at 9:15 a.m. and the movie starts at 10 a.m. This monthÕs film is ÒSecond Hand Lions.Ó Includes coffee, pastries, and orange juice being served prior to the movie. Senior adults age 55 years and older are welcome to attend. Free event. Call 703-435-6577, e-mail Ashleigh@reston.org or visit www.reston.org.

<cal1>Thursday/Jan. 27

<cal2>Service Organization Meeting. The Giving Circle of HOPE will meet, 7-9 p.m., in Reston Regional Library's meeting room, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive. 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 http://www.givingcircleofhope.org.

<cal1>Friday/Jan. 28

<cal2>Support Group. The Reston Epilepsy Group, a support group for adults diagnosed with seizure disorders and caregivers, will meet from 7-8:30 p.m., at Herndon High School, Entrance 5, room 123, 700 Bennett St., Herndon. Free. Call 703-425-6660.

<cal1>Saturday/Jan. 29

<cal2>Ssuuna! Music, dance and storytelling from Uganda, with audience participation, Herndon Fortnightly, 768 Center St., 2 p.m. For all ages. Call 703-437-8855 to register.

Chasing Away the Winter Blahs! Inova specialists give strategies on coping with winter blues at Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, 10 a.m. For adults. Call Inova to register, 703-204-3366.

Navy Band Performance. The U.S. Navy Brass Quintet performs at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 651 Dranesville Road, Herndon, at 8 p.m. Free. 202-433-2525 or www.navyband.mil.

<cal1>Sunday/Jan. 30

<cal2>Film Series. The Independent and International Film Series at CenterStage at the Reston Community Center, 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston, presents "Gaza Strip." Free, tickets required and must be picked up at the customer service desk or CenterStage box office. Limit four per person. For ages 18 and older.

Benefit Performance. The 22nd Annual Capitol Steps to benefit Reston Interfaith begins at 7 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Reston, 1800 President St. Pre-show dinner provided by M&S Grill and McCormick & Schmick's Restaurant beginning at 4:30 p.m. Priority tables $1,200, reserved seats, tables seat 12, $75. Call Meredith Young, 571-323-9566, e-mail meredith.young@restoninterfaith.org or visit www.restoninterfaith.org.

Bear Country Trip. The Herndon Parks and Recreation Department hosts a trip to Boyds Bear Country teddy bear store. Includes driver, escort, transportation by motor coach, all-you-can-eat family-style meal at Rufus, Dufus & DarylÕs and admission. Fee is $30 per person and $61 per person for admission and dress-a-bear. Call 703-435-6868 or register online at www.herndon-va.gov.

<cal1>Monday/Jan. 31

<cal2>Busia Bear's Book Buddies. Bring favorite story to book club at Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, 4:15 p.m. For ages 5 and up.

<cal1>Saturday/Feb. 5

<cal2>Dive In Movie. At the Herndon Community Center, from 8-10:30 p.m. Includes indoor swimming and a movie, ÒAnaconda,Ó which will be shown on a 20-inch screen in the pool area. Admission includes swimming, movie, one slice of pizza and one soda. This event is only for middle schoolers. Identification must be shown to be admitted, no exceptions, no refunds. Admission is $7 in advance and $9 at the door. Call the Herndon Parks and Recreation Department at 703- 435-6868.

<cal1>Sunday/Feb. 6

<cal2>Country-Western Dance. From 6:30-9:30 p.m., at the Reston Community Center, Hunters Woods. Participants dance to recorded music and enjoy light refreshment. Admission is $5 per person. Call 703-476-4500 or visit the Web site at http://www.restoncommunitycenter.com. The Reston Community Center, Hunters Woods, is located in the Hunters Woods Shopping Center, 2310 Colts Neck Road.

<cal1>Wednesday/Feb. 9

<cal2>MOMS Meeting. The MOMS Club of Reston meets at 10 a.m. Children welcome at all activities. The Reston chapter is open to residents of ZIP codes 20190, 20191 and 20194. For more information, including meeting location, call 1-800-520-0801, Ext. 1524, or e-mail MomsClubofReston@onebox.com.

<cal1>Friday/Feb. 11

<cal2>Valentine's Dance. Reston Community Center, Hunters Woods, from 8 p.m.-midnight. Features ballroom and swing dancing. Light refreshments. Smoke and alcohol-free

environment. Admission is $5 per person. Contact the Reston Community Center at 703-476-4500 (V/TTY)

or visit the Web site at http://www.restoncommunitycenter.com. The Reston

Community Center, Hunters Woods, is located in the Hunters Woods Shopping Center, 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston.

<cal1>Saturday/Feb. 12

<cal2>Lyrics Lounge. A showcase for the creativity of local high-school students. Budding poets can share their art and display their hip-hop battle skills. Poets can do solo readings or compete in freestyle battles and slams. The best rapper will be crowned king or queen and will return to defend their title. From 7-11 p.m., at the JoAnn Rose Gallery, in the RCC Lake Anne, located in the Lake Anne Village Center near the intersection of Village Road and North Shore Drive. Call Shauna Cole, Reston Community Center teen program director, at 703-390-6158.

<cal1>Sunday/Feb. 13

<cal2>Classical Concert. Nokuthula Ngwenyama in concert at CenterStage at the Reston Community Center, 2310 Colts Neck Road, at 3 p.m. Ngwenyama performs her classical chamber repertoire on both viola and violin. Suitable for ages 9 and up. Cost $15. For tickets, call 703-476-4500. For more information about Ngwenyama, visit www.ngwenyama.com.

Film Series. The Independent and International Film Series at CenterStage at the Reston Community Center, 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston, presents "Whale Rider." Free, tickets required and must be picked up at the customer service desk or CenterStage box office. Limit four per person. For ages 18 and older.

Tea Dance. The Reston Community Center's

Senior Academy holds a tea dance for dancers of all skill levels. Includes fox-trot, swing, cha-cha, and waltz, from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Mini dance lessons, door prizes and Valentine's Day treats and decorations included; partners are not required. Admission is $3 per person and the dance is intended for persons age 55 or older. Contact the Reston Community Center at 703-476-4500 (V/TTY). The Reston Community Center, Hunters Woods, is located in the Hunters Woods Shopping Center, 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston.

<cal1>Monday/Feb. 14

<cal2>Children's Valentine's Party. At the Herndon Community Center, 10 a.m.-noon. Includes making homemade valentines, playing games, listening to music, as well as homemade punch and lots of valentine sweets. Preregistration is required, there are only 30 spaces available. Fee is $7 per child. Call 703-435-6868 or register online at www.herndon-va.gov.

<cal1>Saturday/Feb. 19

<cal2>New Orleans Jazz. Marcus Belgrave and Charlie Gabriel in "Detroit's New Orleans Connection," at the Reston Community Center, 2310 Colts Neck Road, at 8 p.m. Suitable for ages 9 and up. Cost $15. For tickets, call 703-476-4500. For more information about Belgrave and Gabriel, visit www.zajoncvalentimanagement.com.

<cal1>Sunday/Feb. 20

<cal2>Ski/Snowboard Trip. The Herndon Parks and Recreation is hosting an all-day skiing or snow boarding at Roundtop, from 6 a.m.-midnight, and is for children in grades seven-12. The standard package includes driver, chaperones, transportation by motor coach and lift ticket. Learn to ski and all mountain packages include use of rental equipment and a group lesson. Call the Herndon Parks and Recreation Department at 703-435-6868 or register online at www.herndon-va.gov.

<cal1>Sunday/March 6

<cal2>Country-Western Dance. From 6:30-9:30 p.m., at the Reston Community Center, Hunters Woods. Participants dance to recorded music and enjoy light refreshment. Admission is $5 per person. Call 703-476-4500 or visit the Web site at http://www.restoncommunitycenter.com. The Reston Community Center, Hunters Woods, is located in the Hunters Woods Shopping Center, 2310 Colts Neck Road.

<cal1>Wednesday/March 9

<cal2>MOMS Meeting. The MOMS Club of Reston meets at 10 a.m. Children welcome at all activities. The Reston chapter is open to residents of ZIP codes 20190, 20191 and 20194. For more information, including meeting location, call 1-800-520-0801, Ext. 1524, or e-mail MomsClubofReston@onebox.com.

<cal1>Saturday/March 12

<cal2>Lyrics Lounge. A showcase for the creativity of local high-school students. Budding poets can share their art and display their hip-hop battle skills. Poets can do solo readings or compete in freestyle battles and slams. The best rapper will be crowned king or queen and will return to defend their title. From 7-11 p.m., at the JoAnn Rose Gallery, in the RCC Lake Anne, located in the Lake Anne Village Center near the intersection of Village Road and North Shore Drive. Call Shauna Cole, Reston Community Center teen program director, at 703-390-6158.

<cal1>Sunday/March 13

<cal2>Film Series. The Independent and International Film Series at CenterStage at the Reston Community Center, 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston, presents "Dirty Pretty Things." Free, tickets required and must be picked up at the customer service desk or CenterStage box office. Limit four per person. For ages 18 and older.

Tea Dance. The Reston Community Center's

Senior Academy holds a tea dance for dancers of all skill levels. Includes fox-trot, swing, cha-cha, and waltz, from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Mini dance lessons, door prizes included; partners are not required. Admission is $3 per person and the dance is intended for persons age 55 or older. Contact the Reston Community Center at 703-476-4500 (V/TTY). The Reston Community Center, Hunters Woods, is located in the Hunters Woods Shopping Center, 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston.

<cal1>Sunday/April 3

<cal2>Country-Western Dance. From 6:30-9:30 p.m., at the Reston Community Center, Hunters Woods. Participants dance to recorded music and enjoy light refreshment. Admission is $5 per person. Call 703-476-4500 or visit the Web site at http://www.restoncommunitycenter.com. The Reston Community Center, Hunters Woods, is located in the Hunters Woods Shopping Center, 2310 Colts Neck Road.

<cal1>Saturday/April 9

<cal2>Lyrics Lounge. A showcase for the creativity of local high-school students. Budding poets can share their art and display their hip-hop battle skills. Poets can do solo readings or compete in freestyle battles and slams. The best rapper will be crowned king or queen and will return to defend their title. From 7-11 p.m., at the JoAnn Rose Gallery, in the RCC Lake Anne, located in the Lake Anne Village Center near the intersection of Village Road and North Shore Drive. Call Shauna Cole, Reston Community Center teen program director, at 703-390-6158.

<cal1>Sunday/April 10

<cal2>Film Series. The Independent and International Film Series at CenterStage at the Reston Community Center, 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston, presents "The Triplets of Belleville." Free, tickets required and must be picked up at the customer service desk or CenterStage box office. Limit four per person. For ages 18 and older.

Tea Dance. The Reston Community Center's

Senior Academy holds a tea dance for dancers of all skill levels. Includes fox-trot, swing, cha-cha, and waltz, from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Mini dance lessons, door prizes; partners are not required. Admission is $3 per person and the dance is intended for persons age 55 or older. Contact the Reston Community Center at 703-476-4500 (V/TTY). The Reston Community Center, Hunters Woods, is located in the Hunters Woods Shopping Center, 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston.

<cal1>Wednesday/April 13

<cal2>MOMS Meeting. The MOMS Club of Reston meets at 10 a.m. Children welcome at all activities. The Reston chapter is open to residents of ZIP codes 20190, 20191 and 20194. For more information, including meeting location, call 1-800-520-0801, Ext. 1524, or e-mail MomsClubofReston@onebox.com.

<cal1>Sunday/May 1

<cal2>Country-Western Dance. From 6:30-9:30 p.m., at the Reston Community Center, Hunters Woods. Participants dance to recorded music and enjoy light refreshment. Admission is $5 per person. Call 703-476-4500 or visit the Web site at http://www.restoncommunitycenter.com. The Reston Community Center, Hunters Woods, is located in the Hunters Woods Shopping Center, 2310 Colts Neck Road.

<cal1>Sunday/May 8

<cal2>Tea Dance. The Reston Community Center's

Senior Academy holds a tea dance for dancers of all skill levels. Includes fox-trot, swing, cha-cha, and waltz, from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Mini dance lessons, door prizes; partners are not required. Admission is $3 per person and the dance is intended for persons age 55 or older. Contact the Reston Community Center at 703-476-4500 (V/TTY). The Reston Community Center, Hunters Woods, is located in the Hunters Woods Shopping Center, 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston.

<cal1>Tuesday/May 24

<cal2>Writers Series. Author Rebecca Goldstein will be at the Reston Regional Library at 7:30 p.m., as part of the Nextbook Metro Washington, D.C. series, a joint program of Nextbook, the Fairfax County Public Library and the Washington, D.C. Jewish Community Center, where leading writers from around the world visit locations throughout the area to discuss their work and its relationship to Jewish history and culture. Free, reservation encouraged either online at www.nextbook.org or by calling toll free, 888-621-2230 weekdays between noon-5 p.m.