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<b>Wednesday/June 15</b>

Senior Social. Seniors are invited to learn about recreational activities in Reston at a free Senior Social, from 1:30-3 p.m., at the RCC, Hunters Woods. The Senior Social will include light refreshments and door prizes. No registration is required for this activity. For information, directions, or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact the Reston Community Center at 703-476-4500, 703-476-1514 (TTY) or visit the Web site at www.restoncommunitycenter.com.

Book Signing. Chuck Mauro, president of the Herndon Historical Society, is scheduled to release his third book, "Herndon: A History in Images" in June. Mauro will be on hand at Jimmy's Old Town Tavern, from 6-8 p.m., for a second book selling and signing. Copies are $19.99 and can be bought by contacting Brittain Phillips at 843-577-5971.

Concert. The Herndon High School Symphonic and Concert Orchestras will be presenting their Spring Concert, at 7 p.m., in the Herndon High School Auditorium.

<b> Thursday/June 16 </b>

Alzheimer’s Seminar. How to Have a Good Visit — Learn strategies for meaningful visits with those who have significant memory impairment. This program will explore tips for effective communication and suggestions for activities while visiting. At Sunrise at Hunter Mill, 2863 Hunter Mill Road, Oakton, from 7-8:30 p.m. Speaker: Judy Hennessey, M.Ed., RN, health-care education consultant.

Current Events. "Middle East: Behind the Headlines" will be presented by William Kirby, a retired Foreign Service Officer who has spent 40 years dealing with the Middle East, this two-session program will take place on two Thursdays, June 16 and June 23, at 10:30 a.m.-noon, at the RCC Lake Anne. The cost of the program is $10 for Reston residents and $20 for nonresidents. Course listings and registration forms can also be found on RCC's Web site, http://www.restoncommunitycenter.com.

Reston Town Status. Come and learn more about Reston becoming a town at a meeting hosted by RCA. Hear discussions from community leaders about the pros and cons on this very important issue. Come with questions and be prepared to get answers. From 7:30-9:30 p.m., at Lake Anne Community Center. Visit www.restoncitizensassociation.org.

Evening Mixer. The Herndon Dulles Chamber of Commerce invites all business people to the June evening mixer, from 5:30-7:30 p.m., at the offices of Dr. Finley's Family Eyecare in downtown Herndon, at 709 Pine St. Register online at www.HerndonDullesChamber.org or RSVP by calling 571-323-5300 or e-mailing info@HerndonDullesChamber.org. Admission is $10 for members and $15 for nonmembers.

<b> Friday/June 17 </b>

Swing Dance. Swing dancing featuring Tom Koerner and Debra Sternberg, award-winning dancers, and BG and the Mojo Hands, from 8:30 p.m.-midnight, at Hilton Washington Dulles Airport Hotel, 13869 Park Center Road, Herndon. Beginner lesson 8:30-9 p.m., dance 9 p.m.-midnight. Cost $13. Call 703-359-9882.

<b>Saturday/June 18 </b>

Outdoor Concert. The Reflex will perform hits of the ’80s from 7:30-10 p.m. at the Equity Office Pavilion, Reston Town Center. Free, rain or shine. Call 703-912-4062 for further concert information.

Taste of the Town. The Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce presents the Reston Taste of the Town from 12-10:30 p.m., Market Street, Fountain Square, Reston Town Center Pavilion. Rain date, June 25. With more than 30 of the region’s fantastic restaurants, this annual sumptuous food extravaganza is full of tasty delights from around the world. Free admission. Taste tickets are $1 each. Call 703-707-9045 or visit www.restonchamber.org.

Homeowner Workshop. A one-day overview of effective preventative home maintenance and small repair techniques will be held, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., at the Herndon Neighborhood Resource Center at 1086 Elden St. in the Dulles Park Shopping Center. Call 703-435-3182 or e-mail pablo.hollstein@herndon-va.gov.

Swing Dance. Swing dancing featuring Tom Koerner and Debra Sternberg, award-winning dancers, and BG and the Mojo Hands, from 8:30 p.m.-midnight, at Hilton Washington Dulles Airport Hotel, 13869 Park Center Road, Herndon. Beginner lesson 8:30-9 p.m., dance 9 p.m.-midnight. Cost $13. Call 703-359-9882.

<b> Sunday/June 19 </b>

Winery. Father’s Day at Tarara, from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Bring dad by for a free tour and tasting. Wine specials all day just for dad at Tarara Winery, located at 13648 Tarara Lane, Leesburg. Tasting Fee. Call 703-771-7100 or visit www.tarara.com.

Baccalaureate Service. The Herndon High School class of 2005 baccalaureate service for graduating seniors and guests will be held in the Herndon High School Auditorium, at 7 p.m. Col. Richard O. Hatch, recently returned Staff Judge Advocate for Lt. Gen. David Pertraeus over the Multi-National Security Transition Command/Iraq, will be the keynote speaker. This interfaith service has been organized and sponsored entirely by the HHS PTSA and is not sponsored or endorsed by the Fairfax County Public Schools.

Stained Glass Studio. Reston Community Center's Open Stained Glass Studio will be held at the Hunters Woods RCC on the third Sunday of the month during the summer, from 1-5:15 p.m. An instructor will be on hand to give advice and encouragement. The fee is $5 for people who live and work in Reston, and $7 for nonresidents. Reservations are required, sign up at the Hunters Woods Front Desk, or call 703-476-4500. The Reston Community Center, Hunters Woods, is located in the lower level of the Hunters Woods Shopping Center, 2310 Colts Neck Road.

<b> Wednesday/June 22 </b>

Senior Movie. Reston Association presents "The Terminal" at Reston Multiplex Cinema. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. Movie begins 10 a.m. Free to those 55 years old and older. Call 703-435-6530.

<b>Saturday/June 25 </b>

Outdoor Concert. Miguel Botafogo with Bruce Ewan perform blues from Argentina from 7:30-10 p.m. at the Equity Office Pavilion, Reston Town Center. Free, rain or shine. Call 703-912-4062 for further concert information.

Family Crafts. Michael's Arts and Crafts Store in Reston will host a free family event, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., featuring foam fun for the whole family with Chicken Socks from KLUTZ. Michael's is located at 11630 Plaza America Drive and can be reached at 703-736-0530.

Trail Ride. At 9 a.m., at 100 Acre Field in the Hamilton area, sponsored by Loudoun Hunt West. Guests will choose one of three groups: jumping, non-jumping or green horses/young riders. There is a potluck picnic after the ride, so bring a dish to share. Drinks provided by the hunt. Admission is $20 per rider. Call 540-338-6562.

Medical Seminar. In an effort to educate and support those with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, educators Lucinda Bateman, MD, will discuss "Fatigue, fatigue, or fatigue? Strategies for diagnosing and Managing Fatigue in CFS/FM" and Staci Stevens, MS, discussing "Activity Management: How to Do More With Less?".1-4:30 p.m. at the Bechtel Conference Center, 1801 Alexander Bell Dr. in Reston. Contact Elly Brosius at 703-968-9818, support-owner@yahoogroups.com, or access www.geocities.com/cfsnova. Registration is $15 for a single ticket and $12 each for purchases of two or more. Space is limited, pre-registration is recommended.

Running. The Women's Distance Festival, a 5K race and fun walk. Start time is 8 a.m., at South Lakes High School, 11400 South Lakes Drive, Reston. All racers, joggers and walkers are welcome and the first 300 participants are guaranteed a short-sleeve race logo shirt at packet pick-up. Event benefits the Reston Runner's women's running and walking fitness programs. Visit www.restonrunners.org.

<b> Sunday, June 26 </b>

Bike Race. Evolution Cycling and the Reston Bike Club present the Reston Grand Prix, from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., on the streets within Reston Town Center. Experience the speed and thrills of bicycle races featuring the Mid-Atlantic’s top men and women racers competing for thousands in cash and prizes. Visit www.evolutioncycling.com.

Garden Tour. First Annual Herndon Garden Tour, from noon-4 p.m. Sponsored by the Town of Herndon’s Cultivating Community Initiative, the self-guided tour features four gardens. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased in advance at The Herndon Florist, at 716 Lynn St. in historic downtown. Tickets can be purchased on the day of the tour at Garden 1, at 810 Mosby Hollow Drive.

<b> Monday/June 27 </b>

Golf Benefit. Kids R First, a recipient of The Best of Reston award this year, will hold its Fourth Annual Golf Classic at Pleasant Valley Golfers’ Club in Chantilly. Proceeds from the classic will be used for school supplies to benefit 13,000 students at 70 schools from grades kindergarten-12. Mini-scholarship opportunities will help students in high schools. For sponsorship inquiries, player registration, guest tickets for post activities or purchase of raffle tickets, call 703-860-2255, or e-mail kidsrfirst2@msn.com. Tax deductible donations can be mailed to Kids R First, P.O. 3242, Reston, VA 20195.

<b> Tuesday/June 28 </b>

Blood Drive. Please schedule your appointment time by calling 1-866-256-6372 or online at www.inova.org/donateblood. The INOVA bloodmobile will be located beside the Pavilion near Williams-Sonoma from noon until 7:30 p.m. Onsite registration will be held in the lobby of the Hyatt Regency Reston.

<b> Wednesday/June 29 </b>

Pottery Program. "The Pottery of Mata Ortiz, Mexico" is a video/question-and-answer program that examines the revival of an ancient Native American pottery style in one Mexican village. This program is free, but registration is required. "The Pottery of Mata Ortiz, Mexico" will be held, from 2-3:30 p.m., at the RCC Lake Anne. Course listings and registration forms can also be found on RCC's Web site, http://www.restoncommunitycenter.com.

<b> Friday/July 1 </b>

Live Music. Lakeside Inn will be presenting Over Under Down Yonder. Visit www.lakesideinn.com or www.overunderdownyonder.com.

<b>Saturday/July 2 </b>

Outdoor Concert. Unity Reggae Band and The JFC Band performs from 7:30-10 p.m. at the Equity Office Pavilion, Reston Town Center. Free, rain or shine. Call 703-912-4062 for further concert information.

<b> Monday/July 4 </b>

Independence Day. Family fun including tug-of-war, sack races, arts and crafts, bingo and more at the Herndon Community Center/Bready Park complex starting at 6:30 p.m. There will be live family entertainment throughout the evening as well as food, including hot dogs, hamburgers, funnel cakes and cotton candy. Free. Fireworks will start at 9:30 p.m. Call the Herndon Community Center at 703-435-6868.

<b> Friday/July 8 </b>

Summer Dance. Ballroom and swing dancing, from 8 p.m. to midnight, in a smoke- and alcohol-free environment. The dance will take place at Reston Community Center, Hunters Woods. Admission is $5 per person. For directions or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact the Reston Community Center at 703-476-4500 or visit www.restoncommunitycenter.com. The Reston Community Center, Hunters Woods, is located in the lower level of the Hunters Woods Shopping Center, 2310 Colts Neck Road.

<b> Saturday/July 9 </b>

Winery. World Music Series at Tarara, from 6-9 p.m. Share music and wine by Tarara’s lake. Bring a picnic, taste award-winning wine, and enjoy classic stylings of world music by regional artists. Adults, $10; under 12, free; tickets available online. Rain or shine at Tarara Winery, located at 13648 Tarara Lane, Leesburg. Tasting Fee. Call 703-771-7100 or visit www.tarara.com.

Outdoor Concert. The Austin Lounge Lizards, the clown princes of country music, perform from 7:30-10 p.m. at the Equity Office Pavilion, Reston Town Center. Free, rain or shine. Call 703-912-4062 for further concert information.

Ocean City Trip. One-day travelers will leave the Reston Community Center for Ocean City, Md., at Hunters Woods, at 6 a.m. and return at 9:30 p.m. Ocean City has 10 miles of sand-white beaches. Activities include swimming, bicycling, skateboarding, sunbathing, fishing, golfing, antique and outlet shopping, and a three-mile Boardwalk. The cost of the trip is $25 for people who live or work in Reston and $38 for everyone else. The price covers transportation and a trip coordinator. This trip is for people age 6 and older. Participants may register either in person or by faxing a completed RCC registration form to 703-476-8617. For further information or directions contact the Reston Community Center at 703-476-4500.

Reston Festival 2005. Celebrate Reston’s 41st Birthday July 9 and 10, at Reston Town Center, beginning at 10 a.m. There will be activities for the whole family, including arts and crafts, children’s games and activities, food, a prize raffle, and musical entertainment from many local entertainers.

<b> Sunday/July 10 </b>

Reston Festival 2005. Celebrate Reston’s 41st Birthday July 9 and 10, at Reston Town Center, beginning at 10 a.m. There will be activities for the whole family, including arts and crafts, children’s games and activities, food, a prize raffle, and musical entertainment from many local entertainers.

<b>Saturday/July 16 </b>

Outdoor Concert. Glengarry Bhoys perform high-energy Celtic music from 7:30-10 p.m. at the Equity Office Pavilion, Reston Town Center. Free, rain or shine. Call 703-912-4062 for further concert information.

Winery. World Music Series at Tarara, from 6-9 p.m. Share music and wine by Tarara’s lake. Bring a picnic, taste award-winning wine, and enjoy classic stylings of world music by regional artists. Adults, $10; under 12, free; tickets available online. Rain or shine at Tarara Winery, located at 13648 Tarara Lane, Leesburg. Tasting Fee. Call 703-771-7100 or visit www.tarara.com.

<b>Sunday/July 17</b>

Nature Walk. An update on Reston watershed restoration and a walk in the Buttermilk Creek area, with Diana Saccone of Reston Association. Call the Reston Museum at 703-709-7700.

Stained Glass Studio. Reston Community Center's Open Stained Glass Studio will be held at the Hunters Woods RCC on the third Sunday of the month during the summer, from 1-5:15 p.m. An instructor will be on hand to give advice and encouragement. The fee is $5 for people who live and work in Reston, and $7 for nonresidents. Reservations are required, sign up at the Hunters Woods Front Desk, or call 703-476-4500. The Reston Community Center, Hunters Woods, is located in the lower level of the Hunters Woods Shopping Center, 2310 Colts Neck Road.

<b>Saturday/July 23 </b>

Outdoor Concert. English Channel performs hits by the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Bee Gees and more from 7:30-10 p.m. at the Equity Office Pavilion, Reston Town Center. Free, rain or shine. Call 703-912-4062 for further concert information.

Winery. World Music Series at Tarara, from 6-9 p.m. Share music and wine by Tarara’s lake. Bring a picnic, taste award-winning wine, and enjoy classic stylings of world music by regional artists. Adults, $10; under 12, free; tickets available online. Rain or shine at Tarara Winery, located at 13648 Tarara Lane, Leesburg. Tasting Fee. Call 703-771-7100 or visit www.tarara.com.

<b>Saturday/July 24 </b>

Scottish Games. One of the largest Scottish Games and Festival in the U.S. will take place Saturday, July 24 from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. and Sunday, July 25 from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Episcopal High School, 3901 W. Braddock Road, Alexandria

Visit www.vascottishgames.org or in person at the Ramsay House Visitors Center, 221 King Street in Old Town Alexandria, or call 703-838-4200. Tickets prices: Saturday, $15; Sunday, $15; Two-day, $20; and children 5-12 years old $5.

<b> Sunday/July 25 </b>

Scottish Games. One of the largest Scottish Games and Festival in the U.S. will take place Saturday, July 24 from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. and Sunday, July 25 from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Episcopal High School, 3901 W. Braddock Road, Alexandria

Visit www.vascottishgames.org or in person at the Ramsay House Visitors Center, 221 King Street in Old Town Alexandria, or call 703-838-4200. Tickets prices: Saturday, $15; Sunday, $15; Two-day, $20; and children 5-12 years old $5.

<b> Saturdays/July 30 </b>

Winery. World Music Series at Tarara, from 6-9 p.m. Share music and wine by Tarara’s lake. Bring a picnic, taste award-winning wine, and enjoy classic stylings of world music by regional artists. Adults, $10; under 12, free; tickets available online. Rain or shine at Tarara Winery, located at 13648 Tarara Lane, Leesburg. Tasting Fee. Call 703-771-7100 or visit www.tarara.com.

Outdoor Concert. Country Current perform traditional and contemporary country music from 7:30-10 p.m. at the Equity Office Pavilion, Reston Town Center. Free, rain or shine. Call 703-912-4062 for further concert information.

<b> Saturday/Aug. 6 </b>

Winery. Blackberry Days Wine Festival at Tarara, from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Celebrate the simple traditions of berry picking with live music, food and craft vendors, wine tastings, children’s activities, hay rides, you pick thornless blackberries, recipes and Tarara’s own Blackberry Wine. Adults, $12; under 21 and designated drivers, $8; 6 and under, free; discount tickets available online. Rain or shine at Tarara Winery, located at 13648 Tarara Lane, Leesburg. Tasting Fee. Call 703-771-7100 or visit www.tarara.com.

Outdoor Concert. Bio Ritmo perform authentic Cuban salsa from 7:30-10 p.m. at the Equity Office Pavilion, Reston Town Center. Free, rain or shine. Call 703-912-4062 for further concert information.

<b> Sunday/Aug. 7 </b>

Winery. Blackberry Days Wine Festival at Tarara, from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Celebrate the simple traditions of berry picking with live music, food and craft vendors, wine tastings, children’s activities, hay rides, you pick thornless blackberries, recipes and Tarara’s own Blackberry Wine. Adults, $12; under 21 and designated drivers, $8; 6 and under, free; discount tickets available online. Rain or shine at Tarara Winery, located at 13648 Tarara Lane, Leesburg. Tasting Fee. Call 703-771-7100 or visit www.tarara.com.

<b> Saturday/Aug. 13 </b>

Outdoor Concert. Toni Lynn Washington Band perform jump blues, swing and soul from 7:30-10 p.m. at the Equity Office Pavilion, Reston Town Center. Free, rain or shine. Call 703-912-4062 for further concert information.

Winery. World Music Series at Tarara, from 6-9 p.m. Share music and wine by Tarara’s lake. Bring a picnic, taste aware-winning wine, and enjoy classic stylings of regional musicians. Adults $12, under 12 $5; tickets available online. Rain or shine at Tarara Winery, located at 13648 Tarara Lane, Leesburg. Tasting Fee. Call 703-771-7100 or visit www.tarara.com.

<b> Saturday/Aug. 20 </b>

Winery. World Music Series at Tarara, from 6-9 p.m. Share music and wine by Tarara’s lake. Bring a picnic, taste aware-winning wine, and enjoy classic stylings of regional musicians. Adults $12, under 12 $5; tickets available online. Rain or shine at Tarara Winery, located at 13648 Tarara Lane, Leesburg. Tasting Fee. Call 703-771-7100 or visit www.tarara.com.

Outdoor Concert. Baaba Seth perform reggae, African and Latin music from 7:30-10 p.m. at the Equity Office Pavilion, Reston Town Center. Free, rain or shine. Call 703-912-4062 for further concert information.

<b> Sunday/Aug. 21 </b>

Stained Glass Studio. Reston Community Center's Open Stained Glass Studio will be held at the Hunters Woods RCC on the third Sunday of the month during the summer, from 1-5:15 p.m. An instructor will be on hand to give advice and encouragement. The fee is $5 for people who live and work in Reston, and $7 for nonresidents. Reservations are required, sign up at the Hunters Woods Front Desk, or call 703-476-4500. The Reston Community Center, Hunters Woods, is located in the lower level of the Hunters Woods Shopping Center, 2310 Colts Neck Road.

<b> Thursday/Aug. 25 </b>

Latinos in Baseball. Tim Wendel will tell the stories of key Latino baseball stars in a slide-show presentation. A local writer, Wendel was one of the founders of USA Today Baseball Weekly and has covered baseball for nearly two decades. His talk will detail the rise of Latinos superstars and discuss how the sport has been transformed. His book, "The New Face of Baseball: The One-Hundred-Year Rise and Triumph of Latinos in America's Favorite Sport," named Top History Book by the Latino Literary Awards, will be available for signing after the program. The presentation will take place, at 7 p.m., at Herndon Middle School auditorium, 900 Locust St. in Herndon. The event is free, but tickets are required. Led by Smithsonian Associates and Council for the Arts, for tickets and information call 202-357-3030 or visit http://www.residentassociates.org.

<b> Saturday/Aug. 27 </b>

Outdoor Concert. The Legendary Orioles, The Jewels and The Memories perform the first and best of rhythm and blues from 7:30-10 p.m. at the Equity Office Pavilion, Reston Town Center. Free, rain or shine. Call 703-912-4062 for further concert information.

Winery. World Music Series at Tarara, from 6-9 p.m. Share music and wine by Tarara’s lake. Bring a picnic, taste aware-winning wine, and enjoy classic stylings of regional musicians. Adults $12, under 12 $5; tickets available online. Rain or shine at Tarara Winery, located at 13648 Tarara Lane, Leesburg. Tasting Fee. Call 703-771-7100 or visit www.tarara.com.

<b> Saturday/Sept. 3 </b>

Winery. World Music Series at Tarara, from 6-9 p.m. Cost Adults $12, under 12 $5; tickets available online. Call 703-771-7100 or visit www.tarara.com. Share music and wine by Tarara’s lake. Bring a picnic, taste aware-winning wine, and enjoy jazz, blues, country, and the stylings of world music by regional artists. Rain or shine at Tarara Winery, located at 13648 Tarara Lane, Leesburg. Tasting Fee.

<b> Monday/Sept. 5 </b>

Winery. Labor Day at Tarara, from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Bring your business card for a free tour and tasting and be entered into a drawing for Tarara gifts. Labor Day wine specials. Tarara Winery, located at 13648 Tarara Lane, Leesburg. Tasting Fee. Call 703-771-7100 or visit www.tarara.com.

<b> Saturday/Sept. 10 </b>

Winery. World Music Series at Tarara, from 6-9 p.m. Cost Adults $12, under 12 $5; tickets available online. Call 703-771-7100 or visit www.tarara.com. Share music and wine by Tarara’s lake. Bring a picnic, taste aware-winning wine, and enjoy jazz, blues, country, and the stylings of world music by regional artists. Rain or shine at Tarara Winery, located at 13648 Tarara Lane, Leesburg. Tasting Fee.

<b>Saturday/Sept. 17 </b>

Multicultural Festival. Reston's 5th Annual Multicultural Festival returns to Lake Anne Plaza, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and will provide a rich multicultural experience. This year, there will be a Spotlight Focus to highlight the culture of a particular region of the world, for 2005 the focus will be Central America. In the future, each year's festival will offer a "spotlight" that will illuminate the culture of a different region of the world. Contact Haywood R. Hopson, the Reston Community Center's special events director, at 703-390-6161 or visit www.restonweb.com/multiculturalfestival/.

Winery. World Music Series at Tarara, from 6-9 p.m. Cost Adults $12, under 12 $5; tickets available online. Call 703-771-7100 or visit www.tarara.com. Share music and wine by Tarara’s lake. Bring a picnic, taste aware-winning wine, and enjoy jazz, blues, country, and the stylings of world music by regional artists. Rain or shine at Tarara Winery, located at 13648 Tarara Lane, Leesburg. Tasting Fee.

<b> Saturday/Sept. 24 </b>

Winery. The Great Grape Wine Festival at Tarara, at 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Celebrate the harvest at Tarara’s biggest wine festival featuring award-winning wines, craft and food vendors, children’s activities, you pick apples, live music and guided hay ride tours of the vineyard. Adults, $12; under 21 and designated drivers, $8; 6 and under, free; discount tickets available online. Rain or shine at Tarara Winery, located at 13648 Tarara Lane, Leesburg. Tasting Fee. Call 703-771-7100 or visit www.tarara.com.

<b> Sunday/Sept. 25 </b>

Winery. The Great Grape Wine Festival at Tarara, at 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Celebrate the harvest at Tarara’s biggest wine festival featuring award-winning wines, craft and food vendors, children’s activities, you pick apples, live music and guided hay ride tours of the vineyard. Adults, $12; under 21 and designated drivers, $8; 6 and under, free; discount tickets available online. Rain or shine at Tarara Winery, located at 13648 Tarara Lane, Leesburg. Tasting Fee. Call 703-771-7100 or visit www.tarara.com.

<b> Saturday/Oct. 15 </b>

Winery. October Wine Days at Tarara, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. While on the Loudoun Farm Tour, celebrate fall at Tarara with live music and October wine specials. Rain or shine at Tarara Winery, located at 13648 Tarara Lane, Leesburg. Tasting Fee. Call 703-771-7100 or visit www.tarara.com.

<b> Sunday/Oct. 16 </b>

Winery. October Wine Days at Tarara, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. While on the Loudoun Farm Tour, celebrate fall at Tarara with live music and October wine specials. Rain or shine at Tarara Winery, located at 13648 Tarara Lane, Leesburg. Tasting Fee. Call 703-771-7100 or visit www.tarara.com.

<b> Saturday/Nov. 12 </b>

Community Gala. The YMCA Fairfax County Reston Gala will "Celebrate the Stars! Mardi Gras Style" at the YMCA. The evening will feature: dinner and cocktails, live music, a live auction, and a silent auction with many great items donated by community partners. 7 p.m.-midnight at the YMCA Fairfax County Reston, 12196 Sunset Hills Road. Individual tickets: $100; Table of 10: $1,000.

Winery. Fall Barrel Tasting at Tarara, from 7-10 p.m. Taste our barrel-aged wines and vertical flights in the candlelit wine making cave. Hors d’oeuvres will complement the evening. Rain or shine at Tarara Winery, located at 13648 Tarara Lane, Leesburg. $45 per person; tickets available online. Call 703-771-7100 or visit www.tarara.com.

<b> Friday/Nov. 25 </b>

Winery. Holiday Jazz at Tarara, from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Jazz up the holidays at Tarara with the stylings of some of Virginia’s finest musicians 12-4 p.m. Enjoy holiday treats along with wine and gift shop specials. Rain or shine at Tarara Winery, located at 13648 Tarara Lane, Leesburg. Tasting Fee. Call 703-771-7100 or visit www.tarara.com.

<b> Saturday/Nov. 26 </b>

Winery. Holiday Jazz at Tarara, from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Jazz up the holidays at Tarara with the stylings of some of Virginia’s finest musicians 12-4 p.m. Enjoy holiday treats along with wine and gift shop specials. Rain or shine at Tarara Winery, located at 13648 Tarara Lane, Leesburg. Tasting Fee. Call 703-771-7100 or visit www.tarara.com.

<b> Sunday/Nov. 27 </b>

Winery. Holiday Jazz at Tarara, from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Jazz up the holidays at Tarara with the stylings of some of Virginia’s finest musicians 12-4 p.m. Enjoy holiday treats along with wine and gift shop specials. Rain or shine at Tarara Winery, located at 13648 Tarara Lane, Leesburg. Tasting Fee. Call 703-771-7100 or visit www.tarara.com.

<b> Saturday/Dec. 3 </b>

Winery. Holiday Jazz at Tarara, from noon-4 p.m. Jazz up the holidays at Tarara with the stylings of some of Virginia’s finest musicians 12-4 p.m. Enjoy holiday treats along with wine and gift shop specials. Rain or shine at Tarara Winery, located at 13648 Tarara Lane, Leesburg. Tasting Fee. Call 703-771-7100 or visit www.tarara.com.

<b> Saturday/Dec. 10 </b>

Winery. Holiday Jazz at Tarara, from noon-4 p.m. Jazz up the holidays at Tarara with the stylings of some of Virginia’s finest musicians 12-4 p.m. Enjoy holiday treats along with wine and gift shop specials. Rain or shine at Tarara Winery, located at 13648 Tarara Lane, Leesburg. Tasting Fee. Call 703-771-7100 or visit www.tarara.com.

<b> Saturday/Dec. 17 </b>

Winery. Holiday Jazz at Tarara, from noon-4 p.m. Jazz up the holidays at Tarara with the stylings of some of Virginia’s finest musicians 12-4 p.m. Enjoy holiday treats along with wine and gift shop specials. Rain or shine at Tarara Winery, located at 13648 Tarara Lane, Leesburg. Tasting Fee. Call 703-771-7100 or visit www.tarara.com.