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<cal1>Wednesday/June 22

<cal2>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>Thursday/June 23 </b>

Book Group. "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" by Mark Haddon. A 15-year-old boy who suffers from autism discovers a murder mystery on his doorstep when he finds his neighbor's poodle impaled on a garden fork. The boy sets out to find the dog's murderer and discovers a bewildering world of adult intrigue. Sponsored by Bookends, the Reston Community Center's Senior book group. The group meets every fourth Thursday, from 12:30-2 p.m., at the RCC, Hunters Woods to discuss a wide variety of books. Drinks and cookies are provided at no charge. Participants should bring a bag lunch. Books are on reserve at the Information Desk of the Reston Regional Library.

Concert. Mystic Warriors, mystical Andean pipe music. Lake Anne Village Center, 7-9 p.m. Presented by the Reston Community Center in cooperation with MSE Productions.

<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.

Elections. The deadline to file an application to run for a seat on Reston Citizens Association Board is June 25. Anyone interested in contributing to the Reston community by serving on the RCA Board should visit http://www.restoncitizensassociation.org/, download a candidate application and send it to Bob Haley, 2208 Glencourse Lane, Reston, VA 20191; haleyr@sprintmail.com. Or call Bob at 703-476-9440, to have an application mailed. The areas which have board vacancies are North Point, South Lakes, Lake Anne and Hunters Woods.

<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>

<cal2>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.

Meeting. The Dulles Chapter of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association, NARFE, will hold a lunch meeting, at 11:30 a.m., at the Amphora Deluxe Diner, 1151 Elden St., Herndon. There will be a break in meetings in July and August. Lunch meetings will resume in September with local House of Delegates district candidates as guest speakers. Meeting is open to NARFE members and anyone interested in NARFE. Cost is $13.50, make reservations for lunch by Thursday, June 23, with Sue Righter, 703-966-1122.

<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> Tuesday/June 28 </b>

Class. Reston Community Center's American Heart Association CPR course prepares participants to deal with breathing-related emergencies, including airway obstructions, in infants, children and adults. The course fee of $37 for people who live or work in Reston and $62 for all others includes a copy of the American Heart Association's Family and Friends CPR Book. This course is intended for people age 16 and older. Register either in person or by faxing a completed RCC registration form to 703-476-8617.

Seminar. The Planning Commission and Herndon Community Association Coalition will hold a community seminar to discuss the rewrite of the town’s zoning ordinance, from 7–9 p.m., in the Herndon Town Council Chambers located at 765 Lynn St. Topics to be covered include an overview of why the town is changing the zoning ordinance, how homeowners’ associations and zoning regulations shape neighborhoods, recent significant changes to the zoning ordinance, and the key areas under consideration for change in the zoning ordinance rewrite. The zoning ordinance rewrite is expected to be completed in late 2005 or early 2006, with the new zoning ordinance taking effect soon after. There will be a series of public hearings and meetings over the next few months to obtain public comment. Visit the town’s Web site at www.herndon-va.gov or call the Department of Community Development at 703-787-7380.

Children’s Show. Brooksie's Kids Songs. At the Reston Museum, 11-11:30 a.m. Presented by the Reston Community Center, Lake Anne Merchants and Professional Committee in cooperation with MSE Productions.

<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 Reston Community Center Lake Anne. Course listings and registration forms can also be found on RCC's Web site, http://www.restoncommunitycenter.com.

<b> Thursday/June 30 </b>

Concert. Miles Stiebel Orchestra, big band and more. Lake Anne Village Center, 7-9 p.m. Presented by the Reston Community Center in cooperation with MSE Productions.

Children's Show. Rainbow the Clown. At the Reston Museum, 11-11:30 a.m. Presented by the Reston Community Center, Lake Anne Merchants and Professional Committee in cooperation with MSE Productions.

<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> Tuesday/July 5 </b>

Children's Show. Jolly Jack. At the Reston Museum, 11-11:30 a.m. Presented by the Reston Community Center, Lake Anne Merchants and Professional Committee in cooperation with MSE Productions.

<b> Thursday/July 7 </b>

Concert. The T-Birds, '50s and '60s. Lake Anne Village Center, 7-9 p.m. Presented by the Reston Community Center in cooperation with MSE Productions.

Children's Show. Gleemania: Three Little Pigs. At the Reston Museum, 11-11:30 a.m. Presented by the Reston Community Center, Lake Anne Merchants and Professional Committee in cooperation with MSE Productions.

<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.

RCA Elections. Reston Citizens Association (RCA) will hold elections at the Reston Festival Saturday, July 9 and Sunday, July 10. Cast votes at the RCA booth at the Reston Festival and indicate preference on bringing the question of Reston town status as a referendum before the residents. Visit http://www.restoncitizensassociation.org/.

<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.

RCA Elections. Reston Citizens Association (RCA) will hold elections at the Reston Festival Saturday, July 9 and Sunday, July 10. Cast votes at the RCA booth at the Reston Festival and indicate preference on bringing the question of Reston town status as a referendum before the residents. Visit http://www.restoncitizensassociation.org/.

<b> Monday/July 11 </b>

Golf Benefit. The 11th Annual Rucker Memorial Golf Tournament to benefit the programs of Reston Interfaith will be held at Hidden Creek Country Club and Reston National Golf Course. The registration fee is $195 and includes green fees, cart, continental breakfast, lunch, prizes and a post-tournament silent and live auction with dinner at Hidden Creek Country Club starting at 5:00 p.m. Non-golfers are welcome to attend the dinner/auction, and tickets can be purchased for $40 per person. Contact Meredith Young, community events manager, at 703-323-9566.

<b> Tuesday/July 12 </b>

Children's Show. Malcolm the Wacky Magician. At the Reston Museum, 11-11:30 a.m. Presented by the Reston Community Center, Lake Anne Merchants and Professional Committee in cooperation with MSE Productions.

<b> Thursday/July 14 </b>

Performance. Flumpa and Friends, music, science, and fun. Farmer's Market Fun Days at the Old Town Hall square. Sponsored by Herndon Parks and Recreation Department. Call 703-435-6868 or visit the Web site at www.herndon-va.gov.

Concert. Oasis, reggae and island beat. Lake Anne Village Center, 7-9 p.m. Presented by the Reston Community Center in cooperation with MSE Productions.

Children's Show. Brooksie's Kids Songs. At the Reston Museum, 11-11:30 a.m. Presented by the Reston Community Center, Lake Anne Merchants and Professional Committee in cooperation with MSE Productions.

<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> Tuesday/July 19 </b>

Children's Show. Rainbow the Clown. At the Reston Museum, 11-11:30 a.m. Presented by the Reston Community Center, Lake Anne Merchants and Professional Committee in cooperation with MSE Productions.

<b> Thursday/July 21 </b>

<cal2>Performance. Jill Klein Rone, The Ripple Effect. A fun show about water conservation and awareness sponsored by The Herndon Women’s Club. Farmer's Market Fun Days at the Old Town Hall square. Sponsored by Herndon Parks and Recreation Department. Call 703-435-6868 or visit www.herndon-va.gov.

Concert. October Skies, acoustic current folk. Lake Anne Village Center, 7-9 p.m. Presented by the Reston Community Center in cooperation with MSE Productions.

Children's Show. Miriam the Fiddler. At the Reston Museum, 11-11:30 a.m. Presented by the Reston Community Center, Lake Anne Merchants and Professional Committee in cooperation with MSE Productions.

<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.

RCC Trip. Reston Community Center's shopping and sightseeing tour of St. Michaels, Md., from 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Cost is $60 for people who live or work in Reston and $90 for nonresidents. The trip fee includes transportation, lunch, cruise tickets and trip coordinator. Register either in person or by faxing a completed RCC registration form to 703-476-8617.

<b> Saturday/July 23 </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 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.