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</b>Documentary. The American Association of University Women present a documentary on affordable and accessible housing for people with disabilities, 7-9 p.m. in the Rose Gallery at the Reston Community Center at Lake Anne. It was produced by Fatima Miller and Neel Ellis, residents of Reston and owners of Rolling Productions, their video production company. Program is open to the public. Refreshments at 7 p.m., followed by the video and conversation with the speakers at 7:30 p.m. Contact Carol Saltzman at 703-648-9519 or Judy Helmich at 703-758-0361.
</b>Green Pear Interiors Sale. Shop for fine home accessories from Green Pear Interiors Fall/Winter 2005 Collection. Event will be held at the Vale SchoolHouse, located in Oakton at the intersection of Fox Mill and Vale Roads. Open to the public. Free. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. E-mail email@example.com.
Swing Dance. Tom Koerner and Debra Sternberg lead swing lessons and dance to the music of Bad Daddy with Dan Hovey. Beginning swing lessons runs 8:30-9 p.m., with the dance following, 9 p.m.-midnight. The event is held at the Hilton Washington Dulles Airport Hotel, 13869 Park Center Road, Herndon. Cost is $13. Call 703-359-9882 or visit www.gottaswing.com.
</b>Casino Night. 7 p.m. at The Lakes, 44078 Cheltenham Circle. Blackjack, roulette, craps, Texas hold ‘em poker and slots, plus silent auction. $25 per person includes hors d’oeuvres, appetizers, desserts, coffee and tea and casino play money. $15 without play money. Cash wine bar. The event is sponsored by and will benefit Beth Chaverim Reform Congregation. Checks and credit cards accepted. Call 703-729-4629.
Home Maintenance Workshop. A one-day overview of effective preventative home maintenance and small repair techniques, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Herndon Neighborhood Resource Center, 1086 Elden Street. The workshop is designed to help homeowners avoid home component failures and the costly repairs that follow, including recommendations on how to develop short and long-term maintenance plans. Call 703-435-3182 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Herndon Rotary Club Literacy Project at the Herndon Municipal Center, 777 Lynn St., Herndon. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. The literacy project will provide one age-appropriate book a month for every child living in the town of Herndon from age 0 to age 5. Stop by and register your child.
Dead Men's Hollow will perform at the Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 1090 Sterling Road, Herndon, for the Weekend Bluegrass Concert Series. 7:30 p.m. with doors opening at 6:30. $12. Call Ellie at 703-437-1883 or Bob at 703-435-8377.
Concert. St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, 432 Van Buren St., Herndon, hosts the local singing group the Treble Clefs 7 p.m. in the church's sanctuary. A dessert reception will follow the performance. Ticket donations are available for $10 for adults and $7 for seniors/children under 12. Visit www.saint-timothys.org.
Inflatable Theatre Performance. Fred Garbo's Inflatable Theater performs at 3 p.m. as part of the Reston Community Center's CenterStage performing arts series. For ticket reservations, call 703-476-4500, option 3. Visit www.fredgarbo.com. RCC Hunters Woods is located in the lower level of the Hunters Woods Shopping Center, 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston.
Home Maintenance Workshop. A one-day overview of effective preventative home maintenance and small repair techniques, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Herndon Neighborhood Resource Center, 1086 Elden Street in the Dulles Park Shopping Center. Free. Call 703-435-3182 or e-mail email@example.com.
Children’s Fun Fair. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Includes games, pony rides, moon bounce, children's crafts, costume parade, food, bake sale and more. No admission fee; tickets are 25 cents each with discounts offered for purchases of 22 tickets or more. Montessori School of Oakton. 12113 Vale Road, Oakton. Call Mary Frances Feord at 703-851-3039. Proceeds to be donated to victims of Hurricane Katrina.
Reunion. The South Lakes High School Class of 1985 will host their 20-year reunion, which will take place at the Reston Sheraton. Those interested in attending should email name and mailing address to firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit slhs1985.org. Those interested in helping with planning should contact Melanie Kirsch Colston at 703-476-0579.
Teen Mountain Boarding. Reston Community Center's Teen Department is hosting a day of mountain boarding at Bryce Mountain Resort, 6:45 a.m.-8 p.m. Participants will learn how to mountain board safely. Mountain boarding, which is a cross between snowboarding and skateboarding, is a new extreme sport that requires physical strength, agility and fitness. The trip fee, $40 for Reston residents and $60 for nonresidents covers lessons, board rental and safety equipment rental. Teens will be responsible for buying lunch and dinner on the way home. Bring $25-$35 for meals and snacks. For people age 11-18. Contact the Reston Community Center at 703-476-4500, Virginia Relay at 800-828-1120 (TTY) or visit http://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, Reston.
<b>Sunday, Oct. 23
</b>Fall Color Walk in North Reston. 1:30 p.m. Meet at Reston Museum and carpool. A North Reston walk on trails that connect Reston's Butler Pond with the new site for the Lake Anne Lutheran Church, and the Reston Firehouse, site of the Civil-War-era Battle of Dranesville. Lee Rau, a Civil War buff, who is also associated with the church building project, will lead this exploration of this historic corner of Reston. One and a half- or two and a half-mile walk options. Call 703-709-7700 or visit www.restonmuseum.org.
</b>Reston Presents Lecture. International education consultant and engineer, Robert Gordon, will tell of the challenges he faced heading up the Iraqi School Rebuilding Project. 7 p.m. in the Jo Ann Rose Gallery at the Reston Community Center at Lake Anne, 1609 Washington Plaza. Call 703-476-4500.
'Shane' Movie Showing. The Senior Academy of Reston Community Center will show this 1953 film. Starring Alan Ladd and Jean Arthur, the film has been called one of the greatest westerns ever, and is the winner of six Academy Awards. It will be shown in RCC Hunters Woods' Center Stage, 2310 Colts Neck Road, 10 a.m.-noon. Refreshments and movie admissions are free. This program is intended for people age 55 and older. Call 703-476-4500.
Lunch Meeting. The Dulles Chapter of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association meets 11:30 a.m. at the Amphora Deluxe Diner, 1151 Elden St., Herndon. Del. Ken Plum (D-36) and District 67 candidate C. Chuck Caputo (D) will be guest speakers. Open to NARFE members and anyone interested in NARFE. Cost of lunch is $13.50. Make reservations by Oct. 20 with Sue Righter at 703-966-1122.
</b>Adoption informational forum, hosted by Mother Goose Adoptions and Miracles of Grace International Adoptions. Reston Public Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Dr., Reston. 7 - 8:30 p.m. Learn how to begin the process of both domestic and international adoption. Free. Call 703-729-3086 or visit www.okaneadoptions.com.
</b>Reston-Herndon Toastmasters Meeting. 7:30-9:30 p.m. First Baptist Church, 681 Elden St., Herndon. Call 703-336-4007 or visit www.toastmasters.org.
</b>Book Group Meeting. The Reston Community Center's senior book group, Bookends, will meet, 12:30-2 p.m., at the Reston Community Center Hunters Woods, 2310 Colts Neck Road, to discuss "Marrying the Mistress" by Joanna Trollope. Participants should bring a bag lunch. Books are on reserve at the Reston Regional Library. This free activity is intended for adults age 55 or older. Call 703-476-4500.
</b>Concert. Andes Manta performs at 8 p.m. as part of the Reston Community Center's CenterStage performing arts series. For ticket reservations, call 703-476-4500, option 3. Visit www.a-tiberio.com/andesmanta. RCC Hunters Woods is located in the lower level of the Hunters Woods Shopping Center, 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston.
Swing Dance. Tom Koerner and Debra Sternberg lead swing lessons and dance to the music of the Daryl Davis Band. Beginning swing lessons runs 8:30-9 p.m., with the dance following, 9 p.m.-midnight. The event is held at the Hilton Washington Dulles Airport Hotel, 13869 Park Center Road, Herndon. Cost is $13. Call 703-359-9882 or visit www.gottaswing.com.
</b>Craft Fair. 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at St. Joseph Church, 750 Peachtree St., Herndon. Free admission.
Fallfest Gala. 7-10 p.m. Food, fun and jazz music. Time To Fly Foundation hosts its Fourth Annual Fallfest Gala to help women, children and families overcome the painful effects of domestic abuse. $65 per person. Call toll-free 877-887-9386 or visit www.timetofly.org.
Theater Performance. Judith Ivey performs her one-woman show "Women on Fire," at 8 p.m. as part of the Reston Community Center's CenterStage performing arts series. For ticket reservations, call 703-476-4500, option 3. Visit www.washingtonsquarearts.com/performances/ivey. RCC Hunters Woods is located in the lower level of the Hunters Woods Shopping Center, 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston.
Flea Market hosted by First Baptist Church of Herndon, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Spaces are available for a $10 donation. Call Judy Strickland at 703-437-3620 to reserve a spot.
Show and Sale. The Clay Connection will hold a show and sale, including pottery wheel demonstrations at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. SE, Vienna. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free admission. Purchases are cash and checks only, no credit cards. Call 703-960-0352.
Fall Festival. The Capital Church Fall Festival of Vienna will be held 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at their new location at 10233 Leesburg Pike. Bring the family and enjoy moon bounce, quad pod and games. Food and beverages will be available. The event is open to the public. Call 703-757-1200 or visit www.capitalchurch.net.
</b>Orchestra Concert. Reston Chamber Orchestra plays works by Franz Schubert, Samuel Barber, Albert Ketélbey and W.A. Mozart. Free admission, donations accepted. Audiences of all ages are welcome and parents are encouraged to bring their children. 4 p.m. Reston Community Center, 2310 Colts Neck Road. Call 703-476-4500 or visit www.restonchamberorchestra.org.
</b>Orchestra Concert. The orchestras of Langston Hughes Middle School and South Lakes High School will perform for the first time this year. The concert will take place in the South Lakes Little Theatre, 7 p.m., free.
The orchestras of Langston Hughes Middle School and South Lakes High School will perform for the first time this year. The free concert will take place 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, at the South Lakes Little Theatre.
</b>Autumn Ball. At the Reston Community Center, 2310 Colts Neck Road. 8-11 p.m. Complimentary social dance lesson on the basic steps of classical ballroom and swing dance steps at 8:30 p.m. General dancing will follow with music selected for waltz, cha cha, rumba, foxtrot, tango and swing dancing on RCC’s wood dance floor. A buffet meal and non-alcoholic beverages will be served. Semi-formal attire is encouraged. $5 per person. Call 703-476-4500.
</b>Charles Town Trip. Reston Community Center sponsors a trip to West Virginia's Charles Town Races and Slots, 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Horse races and casino gambling. Trip targeted to adults 18 and older. $27 for people who live or work in Reston and $34 for others, includes roundtrip transportation and tour guides. Contact RCC at 703-476-4500 or http://www.restoncommunitycenter.com.
Epilepsy Awareness Stroll. Raise epilepsy awareness with a 1-mile stroll or a 2-mile walk. Event is free, although those who donate $25 or more will receive an event T-shirt. Rolling registration begins at 9 a.m., stroll should end by noon. Location is Lake Fairfax Park, 1400 Lake Fairfax Drive, Reston. Contact John Lannen at 703-328-5007 or visit http://www.epilepsyfoundation.org/virginia/.
Speaker. Anne Garrels of National Public Radio speaks at 8 p.m. as part of the Reston Community Center's CenterStage performing arts series. For ticket reservations, call 703-476-4500, option 3. Visit www.npr.org. RCC Hunters Woods is located in the lower level of the Hunters Woods Shopping Center, 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston.