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Week in Reston

Multicultural Festival on Saturday

Restonians will be able to enjoy singers, dancers, instrumentalists and speakers from around the world at the 5th annual Reston Multicultural Festival, which will take place Saturday, Sept. 17, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Reston's Lake Anne Village Center. Entertainment is scheduled in the Reston Community Center’s Jo Ann Rose Gallery at Lake Anne and at locations in and around the Plaza through the day. In addition, many vendors will be offering bargains that also help people in other countries. Goods from vendors that provide a fair rate of return to economically disadvantaged artisans worldwide will be featured in the Festival's Marketplace. Some of the marketplace vendors will include: Grace Jewelry and Designs, Co-partners of Campesinas, E-maginativegifts, Chewa Traders, Norita Homecrafts, Lac Viet Gallery, and Herndon-Reston FISH, and Sarah Lara-Allman/Usbourne Books. Visit http://www.restoncommunitycenter.com/FallEvents.html.

'Java with Jim' this Weekend

U.S. Rep. Jim Moran (D-8) will meet with local Reston residents noon-2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 17 at Lake Anne Coffee House. The event will provide the community a chance to have an open discussion with Moran regarding federal issues of interest to Northern Virginia.

Historic Trust Needs Volunteers

Volunteers are needed to help host homes that will be open to the public for the Reston Historic Trust’s fourth annual Reston House Tour on Saturday, Oct. 15 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Volunteers will each receive a free Reston House Tour ticket to enjoy the entire tour. Orientation provided. Anyone over the age of 16 is welcome to volunteer. Volunteer registration forms are available by e-mail. Contact Kathleen McKee, kmckee22@comcast.net. For more information visit www.restonmuseum.org or call the Reston Museum, 703-709-7700.

Citizen Preparation Classes

The Reston Community Center and Reston Interfaith are working together to help Reston residents achieve citizenship. On Thursday nights from 7-9 p.m., Sept. 29 to Dec. 1, a citizenship preparation class will be held at St. Anne's Episcopal Church in Reston. The class covers American history and civics, and helps participants prepare for the oral interview and written exam given by the U.S. Customs and Immigration Service. The instructors will help students complete the application for U.S. naturalization and provide a comprehensive review of the 100 questions on the USCIS exam.

To attend this class, participants must be able to read, write and speak English. The course is targeted at persons age 16 and older. The course fee for people who live or work in Reston is $15, and $23 for all others. You may register either in person or by faxing a completed RCC Registration

form to 703-476-8617.

Hyatt Regency Finishes Renovation

The Hyatt Regency Reston has completed its final phase of a $12 million renovation, redesigning its Grand and Regency ballrooms. The ballrooms are part of a renovation process that saw the hotel refurbish its guest rooms, conference suites, corridors, lounge and club level rooms. The Grand Ballroom is the second largest in Northern Virginia with 12,300 square feet of space.

Seafoodie Grand Opening

Seafoodie, a new addition to South Lakes Shopping Center, will have its grand opening Sept. 15. The store will feature freshly prepared gourmet seafood ranging from crab cakes to shrimp. Seafoodie will also offer prepared meals for take home. Each seafood dish is prepared in the shop and ready to take home for final cooking.

Calendar

Sept. 19, 7 p.m., Reston Association’s Special Committee on Parks and Recreation Meeting at Isaac Newton Square. The meeting will discuss the PROS Consulting report that has recommended pool closings.

Sept. 22, 7 p.m., Reston Association Regular Board Meeting at Isaac Newton Square.

Sept. 24, 9 a.m., Reston Association: Governing Documents Public Hearing and Roundtable Discussion at the Reston Sheraton Hotel, 11810 Sunrise Valley Drive.