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Week in Reston

Buttermilk Watershed Walk Next Week

Diana Handy of Reston Association will lead the Buttermilk Watershed Walk next week, July 17. The event, which starts at 1:30 p.m. at the Reston Museum in the Lake Anne Village Center, gives participants a chance to see what's being done to preserve the watershed and the nature trail in the Buttermilk Creek area of North Reston. Visit www.restonmuseum.org.

Asian Festival in Reston

The 2nd annual Asian Festival is coming to Reston at the Lake Newport Tennis Facility July 30 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Admission to the event is free. The festival promotes understanding of the Asian culture from Thailand, China, India, Philippines, Japan, Korea and Vietnam. Each participating country will showcase its music, cultural performances, food, beauty pageants, fashion, handicrafts, other products and entertainment. The festival has blended together trade opportunities, product marketing, entertainment, food and tennis, creating an event to attract all sections and age groups. One of the activities includes an Asian Idol singing contest.

Legg Mason 75K Women Tennis Challenger

The Legg Mason $75,000 Women Tennis Challenger is coming to Reston at the Lake Newport Tennis Facility in Reston from July 30 to July 31. More than 100 up-and-coming tennis stars from across the globe will compete in the women's professional tennis challenger. A free children's tennis clinic will be offered by current world top players from the Legg Mason Tennis Classic at 6 p.m. Visit www.asianfestivaldc.com.

Golf Tournament to Aid Rwanda Orphans

On Thursday, Sept. 1, at the Reston National Golf Course, the United Christian Parish of Reston will sponsor a golf tournament to aid orphans in Rwanda. The cost to play, $125 per player, includes a round of golf and cart, beverages on the course and an awards dinner. Registration is from11-11:45 a.m. with a tee time of noon. All golfers are invited to participate. The event hopes to raise at least $10,000 for the United Methodist Church of Rwanda, according to event chair Jim Vollmer. The United Christian Parish (UCP) has been working for nine years with a United Methodist Church project in Rwanda which provides food, shelter and medical care for children orphaned by war and AIDS. Funds raised by the golf tournament will help build an orphanage, school and clinic to help 300 children in Rwanda’s capital city of Kigali. UCP youth also raise $3,000 each year to support a young Rwandan studying medicine at the university in Kigali. The United Christian Parish is an ecumenical church combining four denominations: United Methodist, Presbyterian (USA), United Church of Christ, and Disciples of Christ. Visit www.unitedchristianparish.org.

Calling Talented Teens for Battle of the Bands

Teens are invited to show off their musical abilities and win some money at The Battle of the Bands on Friday, July 22, from 8 to 11 p.m. at the Reston Teen Center. The Battle of the Bands, which is sponsored by The Reston Community Center, The Reston Teen Center and Reston Association, provides area teens with an opportunity to showcase their band in a club environment. Each band will get to perform in front of an audience and have a shot at winning a grand prize. Registration packets can be picked up at the front desk of the RCC or the Reston Teen Center. The deadline for demo tapes and registration packet submission is July 8.

Calendar

July 19, 7:00 p.m., Reston Association’s Special Board Meeting at Isaac Newton Square in Reston.

July 25, 8:00 p.m., Reston Citizens Association Board Meeting, Comcast TV Studio, 12345-G Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston.