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Send announcements to reston@ connectionnewspapers.com or 7913 Westpark Drive, McLean, VA 22102. Deadline is Friday. Call 703-917-6449.

Pilates Workshop for Meditators. Those who have neck, back or leg pain interfering with meditation practice are welcome Saturday, Aug. 4, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Certified Pilates Instructor Carrie Smith will teach easy and effective Pilates-based exercises to address the discomfort that comes with sitting meditation (or sitting in a theatre, or sitting while driving a car). Balanced Bodies Pilates Studio, 433-B Carlisle Drive in Herndon. $20 donation to the Vajrayogini Buddhist Center, a 501c(3) organization. Call 703-623-8340 or visit www.meditation-dc.org.

CTS Partners in Health hosts Healthy Happy Hours on Fridays 6:30-7:30 p.m., at 443-A Carlisle Drive in Herndon. On Aug. 10, Sharon Crowell, RN and licensed acupuncturist will take the mystery out of acupuncture by answering questions and demonstrating what happens in an acupuncture session. On Aug. 17, Tracey Baroody, Certified Massage Therapist, will explain how massage therapy can address many of the issues that we associate with aging.

Upcoming topics include Yoga 101, Everything You’ve Always Wanted to Know About Pilates, and Managing Road Rage. For more information call 703-435-4553. Visit www.acupuncture inva.com for a list of upcoming events.

The Reston NAMI Support Group. Group meets twice a month, from 7-9 p.m., at the Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston. This is a National Alliance for the Mentally Ill support group for family and friends of people with mental illnesses such as schizophrenia, depression, bipolar disorder (manic depression), obsessive-compulsive disorder and anxiety disorders. Call Rhonda at 703-716-0674, or Barb at 703-715-2485.