<lst>Send announcements to the Reston Connection, by mail to 7913 Westpark Drive, McLean, VA 22102, by e-mail to email@example.com or by fax to 703-917-0991. Deadline is Thursday 5 p.m. for the following week's paper. Photos/artwork encouraged. Call Meghan Williams at 703-917-6407 with questions. This free listing is reserved for activities and events that are open to the public at no or minimal cost.
The 10th Herndon Handbell Celebration Concert will be held Saturday, Nov. 12, 6 p.m. at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 651 Dranesville Road. Over 75 ringers from Dranesville United Methodist Church, Fairfax United Methodist Church, Floris United Methodist Church, St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, Trinity Presbyterian Church and United Christian Parish will participate. William A. Payne will be the guest conductor. The concert is free. A goodwill offering will be taken.
St. Thomas a Becket Church, 1421 Wiehle Ave., presents the second part of the two-part forum on facing difficult issues and decisions about the end of their life or that of a loved one. The Nov. 13 session addresses practical and personal aspects involved in end-of-life decisions. The forum is open to the general public free of charge. Contact Bill Jackman 703-471-1237.
Raphael Jospe, a member of the faculties of both Hebrew University and Bar-Illan University will discuss “Fundamentalism: A Jewish Perspective” Thursday, Nov. 17, 8 p.m., at Northern Virginia Hebrew Congregation, 1441 Wiehle Ave., Reston, VA 20190. The lecture is open to the public and admission is free. Call 703-437-7733.
LINK churches seek volunteers to help with the annnual Thanksgiving and Christmas Basket events in Sterling and Herndon. The events supply groceries, gift certificates, used coats and toys to needy men, women and children of the area. Christ the Redeemer Church in Sterling and Trinity Presbyterian Church in Herndon will distribute groceries for both events. Sterling United Methodist Church in Sterling will distribute coats at Thanksgiving, Nov. 19, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Herndon United Methodist Church will distribute toys at Christmas, Dec. 19 and 20, 4 p.m.-9 p.m.
St. Timothy's Episcopal Church is inviting vendors to apply for its annual Holiday Shop, to be held Saturday, Dec. 3, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at St. Timothy's, 432 Van Buren St., Herndon. Tables are $45 each, on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more information, call Marybeth Henry at 703-742-6694 or call Carol in the St. Timothy's Church Office at 703-437-3790, Ext. 10.
B'nai B'rith Chanukah Pot Luck Dairy Lunch and light entertainment, at the Reston Community Center. Dec. 18, 12:30-3:30 p.m. Call 703-620-3844 for reservation.
Vajrayogini Buddhist Center offers Buddhist meditation class at St. Anne’s Episcopal Church, 1700 Wainwright Drive, Reston. Classes are Tuesdays 7-8:30 p.m. No class Dec. 20-Jan. 3. Fee: $10 per class or $30 for four classes. Call 202-331-2122 or firstname.lastname@example.org.