Send announcements by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, by mail to 7913 Westpark Drive, McLean, VA 22102, or by fax to 703-917-0991. Deadline is Thursday 5 p.m. for the following week’s paper. This free listing is reserved for activities and events that are open to the public at no or minimal cost.
Hunters Woods District Meeting. 7-9 p.m. at the Glade Room. Reconnect with RA members and discuss topical issues, hear comments and answer member questions. Director: Barbara Aaron. 703-435-6514.
Scholarship Workshop. Discover the keys to finding money for college at free scholarship workshop from 6:30-8:30 p.m., at the Reston Community Center Lake Anne, 2310 Colts Neck Road. To register, call RCC at 703-476-4500.
Virginia Jury System Talk. The Fairfax Area League of Women Voters will be discussing how the Virginia jury systems operate at 7:30 p.m. at Reston Museum, 1639 Washington Plaza, Lake Anne Village Center. Call Therese at 703-471-6364 for information. Free, open to the public.
Work at Home Moms Group. Monthly meeting from 10-11:30 a.m. at 1500 Bayflower Court, Herndon. A place for mothers with home-based business to network, share ideas and encourage each other. Meetings are child-friendly. This month’s topic will be “Sponsoring Success.” Visit http://wahm.meetup.com/22/ or contact Marybeth Henry, at 703-766-0294 or via e-mail at email@example.com.
Business Seminar. “Financing Solutions for Emerging Businesses.” This seminar addresses “how do I finance my business needs?” From 4:30-6 p.m. at Access National Bank’s corporate office, 1800 Robert Fulton Drive, Reston. Free. Visit www.AccessNationalBank.com or call 703-871- 2100.
South Lakes District Meeting. 7-9 p.m. at the Reston Sunset Hills Montessori School. Reconnect with RA members and discuss topical issues, hear comments and answer member questions with RA director Kathleen Driscoll McKee. 703-435-6514.
Blue Jeans Brunch. The Reston-Herndon area Branch of the American Association of University Women will hold a Blue Jeans Brunch, 1-3 p.m. at the Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive. Anyone interested in AAUW is welcome to attend this casual get-together, meet existing members and learn more about activities. Membership is open to anyone with an associate degree or higher. Visit aauwofva.org/branches/reston.htm.
Fun and Fitness Fair. Benefit The National Osteoporosis Foundation. From 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Sequoia Health and Fitness, Inc., 483A Carlisle Drive, Herndon. There will be games, prizes, massages and more. Visit ww.SequoiaHealth.com/NOFFair for more information.
Talk on Knee Pain. Local orthopaedic surgeons will be speaking; attendees will learn about options, including knee replacement, to help reduce their pain and restore their mobility from 10-11 a.m. at Sheraton Reston Hotel, 11810 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston. Call 800-256-1146, using event code 647 or visit www.events.kneereplacement .com to register. Free but space is limited.
Reston Arbor Day. Reston will be celebrating Arbor Day from 2-4 p.m. at the Polo Club Fields Recreation Area off of Thunderchase Drive. Learn about some of the native trees and plant some seeds. There will be tree games and crafts for the children to take home. Call 703-435-6530 for more information or visit www.reston.org or visit www.arborday.org to learn more about Arbor Day.
Harvest Fall Festival. Noon-4 p.m. at the Temporary Road Pavilion in Reston. Games, free hotdogs and lemonade, cotton-candy and balloons. Festival is hosted by Harvest Christian Fellowship of Reston 703-834-8100.
“Predicting the Past.” With novelist Lucia St. Clair Robson 7-9 p.m. at the Reston Community Center Joanne Rose Gallery, 1609-A Washington Plaza, Reston. Free. All ages welcome. Contact Shawnna Molina at 703-390-6157.
Women’s Club Pot Luck. 7 p.m. at Herndon Elementary school, 630 Dranesville Road. Open to all interested in joining the Herndon Woman’s Club. Call Susan at 703-437-4339.
Presentation. St. John Neumann Catholic Church in Reston, 11900 Lawyers Road, is hosting a program on capital punishment at 7:30 p.m. in the parish hall. Hear from “The Journey of Hope,” a group of persons with direct experience of the capital punishment process in this country.
North Point District Meeting. 7-9 p.m. at Brown’s Chapel Park. Reconnect with RA members and discuss topical issues, hear comments and answer member questions with RA director Doug Bushee. 703-435-6514.
Book Reading. 1 p.m. at Congregation Beth Emeth, 12523 Lawyers Road in Herndon. Historian Dr. Harry Butowsky and Sandra O’Connell will read excerpts from the book they edited “An American Family in World War II,” a collection of war time letters between an ace fighter pilot, Ralph Minker, and his parents. Discussion will follow. Free with light refreshments. 703-860-4515.
Senior Cinema. Enjoy free popcorn, drinks, candy and good company while watching “Flight Plan” from 10 a.m.-noon at the Herndon Community Center, 814 Ferndale Ave. 703-787-7300 or www.herndon-va.gov.
Israel and the Middle East: The Next Steps. Lt. Gen. Moshe Yaalon, one of Israel’s military leaders, former Chief of Staff of the Israel Defense Forces, will speak on Israel and the Middle East: The Next Steps. Gen. Yaalon most recently has been Distinguished Military Fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, and is presently a faculty member and Fellow at the Shalem Center in Jerusalem. The 8 p.m. lecture is open to the public and admission is free. Northern Virginia Hebrew Congregation, 1441 Wiehle Ave., Reston, 703-437-7733.
Chamber of Commerce Mixer. Promote Your Favorite Fall Sports Team from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Resource Bank, 625 Elden St., Herndon. Socialize with many business folks while nibbling on great food, and try for a door prize. Everyone is encouraged to wear a favorite sports team cap or shirt. $10/member; $15/non members. Register in advance at DullesRegionalChamber.org.
The Environment and the Election. “What Will the Upcoming Election Mean for the Environment?” 7-9 p.m. at Lake Anne Community Center; 1609-A Washington Plaza, Reston. The Great Falls Group of the Sierra Club hosts U.S. Congress candidate Andrew Hurst and several others to discuss candidates’ positions on environmental issues. Admission is free. Socializing begins at 7, followed by the program at 7:30. 703-385-7564. Visit http://virginia.sierraclub.org/greatfalls.
Renaming Ceremony. Fox Mill District Park will be renamed to Fred Crabtree Park in a ceremony starting at 2 p.m. at the park, 2801 Fox Mill Road, Herndon. Honors longtime athletic booster and former Park Authority Board Member Frederick M. Crabtree. Refreshments will follow. 703-324-8662.
Senior Cinema. Enjoy free popcorn, drinks, candy and good company while watching “Red Eye” from 10 a.m.-noon at the Herndon Community Center, 814 Ferndale Ave. 703-787-7300 or www.herndon-va.gov.
Fashion Show. Herndon Woman’s Club Fall Fashion Show & Luncheon starts at 11:30 a.m. at Crown Plaza Conference Center, 2200 Centreville Road, Herndon. $35/person. Call 703-437-3937 or 703-444-4511 for information or reservations by Oct. 25.
Epilepsy Awareness Stroll, 9 a.m. at Lake Fairfax Park, Reston. The Reston Walk is co-sponsored by the Epilepsy Foundation of Virginia and the Epilepsy Foundation of Chesapeake Region. For questions and registration call 703-328-7582.
Senior Cinema. Enjoy free popcorn, drinks, candy and good company while watching “Brothers Grimm” from 10 a.m.-noon at the Herndon Community Center, 814 Ferndale Ave. 703-787-7300 or www.herndon-va.gov.
LINK Thanksgiving Food Basket and Winter Coat Distribution. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at Trinity Presbyterian, Herndon. Coats will be distributed at Sterling United Methodist Church during the same hours. Call Mark Gunderman, 703-367-7410
Senior Cinema. Enjoy free popcorn, drinks, candy and good company while watching “Mr. & Mrs. Smith” from 10 a.m.-noon at the Herndon Community Center, 814 Ferndale Ave. 703-787-7300 or www.herndon-va.gov.
LINK Christmas Food Basket Distribution. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at Trinity Presbyterian, Herndon. Call Mark Gunderman, 703-367-7410.
LINK Holiday Toy Distribution. 6 p.m.-9 p.m. at Herndon United Methodist, Herndon. Call Mark Gunderman, 703-367-7410
LINK Holiday Toy Distribution. 6 p.m.-9 p.m. at Herndon United Methodist, Herndon. Call Mark Gunderman, 703-367-7410.
Senior Cinema. Enjoy free popcorn, drinks, candy and good company while watching “Christmas with the Kranks” from 10 a.m.-noon at the Herndon Community Center, 814 Ferndale Ave. 703-787-7300 or www.herndon-va.gov.