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<sh>Reston students honored

<bt>Reston CHARACTER COUNTS! Coalition awarded Reston's elementary-school students for the fifth Annual "Do the Right Thing" Essay and Poster Contest. The students had to either write a 1,000 word essay, or design a poster, about a person in the Reston Community they consider to be a good citizen. The winners are: Armstrong Elementary - Madina Hashimi, fifth grade, Megan Anthony, fifth grade, and Kaitlin Carlisle, fifth grade; Dogwood Elementary - Jason Valenzuela, fourth grade, Diamond Richards, fourth grade, Michelle Cabrera, fifth grade, Bernardo Rocha, fifth grade; Forest Edge Elementary - Shiva Ambardar, fourth grade, Alex Vagonis, fourth grade; Mekayla Lee, fifth grade, Scott Shaw, sixth grade, Nadia Doutchova, sixth grade, Rebecca Allen, sixth grade, and Kristina Hosi, sixth grade; Terraset - Amy Shin, fifth grade; Kevin Nobles, sixth grade; Buzz Aldrin - Amira Idris, sixth grade; Hunters Woods - Patrik Singh, fifth grade.

<sh>Celebration Web Site Continues

<bt>Myers Public Relations LLC announced it will continue to manage the Web site created for Reston's 40th anniversary celebration in 2004. Restoncelebrates.org will continue to serve the community as a place where the community can go to stay up to date on activities and events in the Reston area. To post an event in Reston which is open to the public, visit the Web site at www.restoncelebrates.org. Inquiries may be e-mailed to info@restoncelebrates.org.

<sh>Opera Appreciation Course

<bt>The Reston Community Center offers an Opera Appreciation course, Thursdays, Jan. 27 to Feb. 17, from 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m., at RCC Lake Anne. The course will present four videos of classic operas along with biographical sketches of the composers and information about the performers. It is intended for people age 55 or older and is priced at $20 for people who live or work in Reston, and $40 for all others. Registration may be done in person, or by faxing a completed RCC registration form to 703-476-8617.

<sh>Senior Classic Movie Showcase

<bt>The Reston Community Center announces the start of the beginning of a film series intended for people age 55 and older. The Senior Classic Movie Showcase kicks off on Jan. 31, with the presentation of "The Manchurian Candidate" (1962), starring Frank Sinatra and Laurence Harvey. The movies are shown at the RCC CenterStage, from 10 a.m. to noon. A free continental breakfast is served at 9:15 a.m. The RCC Hunters Woods is located at 2310 Colts Neck Road. Call the RCC at 703-476-4500.

<sh>Capitol Steps Performance to Benefit Reston Interfaith

<bt>The 22nd Annual Capitol Steps Performance to benefit Reston Interfaith will take place Sunday, Jan. 30, at 7 p.m. The event will be held at the Hyatt Regency Reston, 1800 Presidents St. Kerrie Wilson, the CEO of Reston Interfaith, said there is a wonderful partnership between the organization and Capitol Steps. She said Reston Interfaith is the first charity the Capitol Steps held a benefit performance for. William Strauss, a founding member of the Capitol Steps, said the Reston show is always a fun one to do. “From the size of the audience they gather year after year,” said Strauss of Reston Interfaith, “I think it’s clear where they stand in the community.” Strauss said he had fun in the past doing backward talk about local politicians and added there is much new material, since the elections in November. For more information, visit Reston Interfaith’s Web site at www.restoninterfaith.org, or contact Meredith Young at 571-323-9566.

<sh> Calendar

<bt>Jan. 27, 6:30 p.m., Reston Association Informal Board Meeting, at 1930 Isaac Newton Square.

Jan. 27, 7 p.m., Reston Association Regular Board Meeting, at 1930 Isaac Newton Square.

Feb. 1, 7:30 p.m., Reston Association Design Review Board, at 1930 Isaac Newton Square.

Feb. 2, 7:45 a.m., Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce Orientation, at 1763 Fountain Drive.