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Week in Reston

'Noises Off!' at South Lakes

Members of the South Lakes Theatre Arts Department will present 'Noises Off!,' a British comedy farce by Michael Frayn on Nov. 17, 18, and 19 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 19 at 2 p.m. This play-within-a-play features the hilarious antics of actors who stumble through their production with personal antics, vanishing props, and absurd situations. Tickets are $7 presale and for students and $8 at the door. For information, call 703-715-4589.

Submit a Transportation Idea

Residents with transportation ideas to improve traffic flow or pedestrian safety or otherwise make things work better in Reston intersections or on roadways now have a place to send it: the Reston Transportation Implementation Committee (RTIC).

The Committee wants to hear ideas to help develop a priority list. The Committee was created at the urging of joint resolutions of the Virginia House of Delegates and Virginia Senate and consists of state legislators and transportation officials, the Hunter Mill Supervisor and Fairfax County transportation staff, and representatives of community organizations.

Residents with a suggestion for a low-cost improvement, please follow the directions below:

1. Provide a brief description of the problem. 2. State the exact location of the suggested improvement. 3. Provide a precise and concise description of the proposed improvement. 4. State the benefit that is expected. 5. Leave a telephone number in case further information is needed.

Send the suggestion to: RTIC, 11437 Washington Plaza West, Reston, VA 20190.

RCC’s Children’s Fall Flea Market

This Saturday, Nov. 19 from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m., children will have a chance to turn clutter into cash by selling their unwanted books, clothing and toys at the Children's Fall Flea Market at RCC, Hunters Woods. Children can sell any items with the exception of food and live animals. After the flea market, unsold items will be donated to the needy. Admission is $2 plus the donation of a can of food for RCC's

Thanksgiving Food Drive. Children who want to set up a booth at the flea market should contact Debbie Heron, RCC's Acting Youth Program Director, for further details. Heron can be reached by telephone at 703-390-6163.

RCC Needs Volunteers

There are several volunteer opportunities at the Reston Community Center.

RCC's Thanksgiving Food Drive: volunteers are needed to sort and pack food donations on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 24, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Reston Community Center, Hunters Woods, 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston. When the food donations are packed, Reston Interfaith will distribute them to needy area families during the holiday season and throughout the year.

Reston's Dr. Martin Luther King Day Celebration: Sunday, Jan. 15, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the RCC Lake Anne. Commemorative March and Music event honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Monday, Jan. 16, 2006 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at RCC Hunters Woods.

Reston's Multicultural Festival: a very diverse group of volunteers is sought to serve on the planning committee for the Reston Multicultural Festival. This is an opportunity to learn how to run an all-day festival. Volunteers will decide on the entertainment, activities, food and overall "look" of the Festival.

Children's Clubhouse: volunteers who have experience working with children are needed to help with the RCC Clubhouse at Terraset Elementary School. Volunteers assist children with homework assignments and fun, creative activities. The Clubhouse operates three days a week after school.

Reston Interfaith Survey

Reston Interfaith created an online survey to help the organization with its Strategic Planning Initiative. It offers the members of the greater Reston-Herndon area an opportunity to weigh in on RI's programs and services. The survey will help RI determine the strategic direction for the future. The survey can be found at www.restoninterfaith.org/survey.

A Holiday Celebration at Lake Anne

Lake Anne Merchants Association will present their annual Holiday Celebration with music, activities and fun for the whole family on Saturday, Dec. 3 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Washington Plaza at Lake Anne Village Center. There will be a petting zoo, bell ringers, and horns, heralding the festive season. In honor of Lake Anne’s 40th Anniversary, Reston Historic Trust will present a dedication at 12 p.m. Then, in traditional Lake Anne style, Santa will arrive by barge at 12:30 p.m. The event is free and is scheduled rain or shine. For more information, call small change at 703-437-7730 or visit www.lakeanneplaza.com.

Reston Chorale’s "Seasonal Celebration"

The Reston Chorale will open its 38th concert season with its annual holiday concert, "A Seasonal Celebration," on Saturday, Dec. 3. The event celebrates the sounds of the season in two featured performances at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the Reston Community Center at Hunters Woods. The performances will include two original works composed specifically for the Reston Chorale through the commission of John and Susan Adney. The Chorale will debute, "Peace of Heaven," written by American composer, Daniel E. Gawthrop. The concert also celebrates the work of David Ott, with an encore performance of "‘Twas the Night Before Chirstmas." Tickets, which cost , are available through the Community Center box office at 703-476-1111.

Local Tutoring Company Gives Back

WyzAnt, Inc., a tutoring company based in Reston, is now providing free tutoring to deserving students through its charity, WyzAide. WyzAnt, pronounced ‘wise-ant,’ is a tutoring company that has over thirty part-time tutors serving the Washington, D.C. and Baltimore metropolitan areas. WyzAnt hopes to help address the inadequacies it sees in the education system by creating equal footing for driven students who lack the resources to pay for private tutoring. Through WyzAide, WyzAnt is "sponsoring" several students for the remainder of the school year. These students will receive one-on-one instruction in their toughest subjects on a biweekly basis. Since WyzAnt has tutors for nearly every academic subject (as well as athletics, music, computers and more), it will be able to accommodate most any high school student’s schedule, in both academics and extra-curriculars.

For more information, please visit www.wyzant.com. You can also contact WyzAnt directly at 703-945-1835 or by emailing wyzaide@wyzant.com.

Calendar

Monday, Nov. 21, 7 p.m., Reston Association Special Committee on Parks and Recreation Meeting, Isaac Newton Square.

Monday, Dec. 5, 7 p.m., Reston Association Board Administration Meeting, Isaac Newton Square.

Thursday, Dec. 8, 7:30 p.m., Reston Community Reinvestment Corporation Meeting at the Professional Building, 11484 Washington Plaza West.