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Send announcements to the Reston Connection, 7913 Westpark Drive, McLean, VA 22102, send an e-mail to reston@connectionnewspapers.com or fax to 703-917-0991. Deadline for dated material is Friday. Call 703-917-6449 with questions. This free listing is reserved for activities and events that are open to the public at no or minimal cost.

All restaurants are invited to apply for food vendor booth space at the 17th annual Taste of the Town at Reston Town Center, Saturday, June 16, noon-10:30 p.m. Taste of the Town applications and guidelines are available from the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce. Contact Lesley Green, Director of Events and Programs at lgreen@restonchamber.org, or 703-707-9045. Deadline for applications is Friday, March 30.

For information about event participation and sponsorship, call the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce at 703-707-9045, and visit www.restonchamber.org and www.restontaste.com.

Curves of Reston will be collecting groceries for the Reston Interfaith Food Pantry through Saturday, March 31.

Non-perishable groceries can be dropped off by prospective Curves members, current members, or anyone interested in contributing to this food drive. The Reston Interfaith Food Pantry complete wish list can be found at www.restoninterfaith.org/pantry.html.

Curves of Reston is located at 12056 North Shore Drive in the Tall Oaks Village Center. Hours of operation when food can be dropped off are Monday through Friday 7 a.m.-8:30 p.m., Saturdays 8 a.m.- 1 p.m., and Sundays 1-5 p.m. Call 703-467-5900.

Seven Fairfax County sites have been registered by the Fairfax County Park Authority for the 19th annual Potomac River Watershed Cleanup, to be held 9-11:30 a.m., Saturday, March 31. Some sites are also looking for volunteers on other dates, from March 24 to April 14. To reserve a section of the watershed at a park authority site, contact the site directly. Advanced registration is required. Park authority sites are Frying Pan Park, 703-437-9101; Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 703-941-1065; Hidden Pond Nature Center, 703-451-9588; Huntley Meadows Park, 703-768-2525; Riverbend Visitor Center, 703-759-9018; Sully Historic Site, 703-437-1794; Walney Visitor Center in Ellanor C. Lawrence Park, 703-631-0013. Over 100 sites are registered overall; for a complete listing of the locations, visit www.potomaccleanup.org/trash_initiative/rc_sites.html.

Capital Hospice’s Hospice Cup XXVI Complimentary Kickoff at Indigo Landing Restaurant (1 Marina Drive, Alexandria) on Tuesday, April 3, 6:30-8:30 p.m. This is an opportunity for prospective and new participants to learn about volunteering or sponsoring America’s largest charity sailing regatta in Annapolis, Md. Contact Caroline Kuo at 703-531-1111, e-mail at ckuo@capitalhospice.org or visit www.hospicecup.org.

The Northern Virginia chapter of Trout Unlimited invites members of the community to attend its monthly meeting at the Vienna Volunteer Fire Hall, 400 Center St. S, Vienna, Thursday, April 5, at 7:30 p.m. Topic is, “So you think you know feathers: whiting hackle comes to town,” presented by Steve Schweitzer. Contact John Hadley at 703-933-6629 or jhadley@alion science.com, or visit www.navatu.org.

Leadership Fairfax Inc. announced that Verizon Communications is the tournament sponsor for its annual LFI/ELI golf tournament on May 21. Proceeds from the tournament benefit Leadership Fairfax’s scholarship fund. This year’s tournament will be held at Hidden Creek Golf Course in Reston. Other sponsorships for the event are still available, contact Kelly Knolan at 703-752-7553 or knolan@leadershipfairfax.org.