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

Join the Reston Association on a chartered bus trip to see the Washington Nationals play the Baltimore Orioles at RFK Stadium. Saturday, May 19, 5:30-11:30 p.m. $33 Reston residents; $38 non-residents. All sales are final. Food and drink for the bus rides are welcome. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Bus leaves from the Reston Association. Call 703-435-6577 or e-mail Ashleigh@reston.org for information and registration.

Greater Reston Arts Center (GRACE) announces a partnership with Target in recognition of its efforts in education in the visual arts. This grant will support the work of GRACE in the production of the 16th annual Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival, which will be held on Saturday, May 19 and Sunday, May 20, at Reston Town Center.

This grant is part of ongoing efforts by Target to strengthen families and communities throughout the country. The festival will be both days, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., offering artwork by more than 185 painters, sculptors, fine crafters and jewelers on exhibit for purchase. Over both days, the Festival presents live music, festive foods, beer and wine garden, artist demonstrations, and the Children’s Art Tent. The two-day, juried festival is produced by and benefits Greater Reston Arts Center. For information, call 703-471-9242, e-mail festival@restonarts.org, or visit www.restonarts.org.

Reston Interfaith’s Community Pep Rally, at Herndon High School Gym, 700 Bennett St., Herndon, 3-4:30 p.m. Saturday, May 20.

Cheer on Reston Interfaith’s team for Freddie Mac’s Hoops for the Homeless tournament, a 3-on-3 charity basketball tournament benefiting Reston Interfaith and 5 other area nonprofits. This is also an opportunity for the community to get free tickets to Hoops for the Homeless, as well as to enjoy exhibition play by local high school athletes, performances by area cheerleaders, dance teams and step teams, and activities and games. Contact Meredith Magwire at 571-323-9566 or meredith.magwire@restoninterfaith.org.

Leadership Fairfax Inc. announced that Verizon Communications is the tournament sponsor for its annual LFI/ELI golf tournament on Monday, May 21. Proceeds from the tournament benefit Leadership Fairfax’s scholarship fund.

This year’s tournament will be held on May 21 at Hidden Creek Golf Course in Reston. Other available sponsorships include Reception Sponsor (exclusive), Lunch Sponsor (exclusive), Individual Hole Sponsors (exclusive), Gold Sponsors and Contest Sponsors. If you are interested in sponsoring the event, contact Kelly Knolan at 703-752-7553 or knolan@leadershipfairfax.org.

Reston Interfaith Volunteer Orientation, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Monday, May 22, call or e-mail for address and directions. Each year, over 1,500 volunteers provide critical support to Reston Interfaith’s programs and services in the community. Attend an upcoming volunteer orientation to learn about these programs and how to get involved. Contact Mandy Guernsey at 571-323-9565 or mandy.guernsey@restoninterfaith.org to RSVP or for more information.

Vienna Walk: Enjoy a venture to Vienna, led by Squire Muse, for a look at the city’s new Town Green, and the ‘Spy Bridge’ made famous by the current movie, "Breach." Stop at the Vienna Inn for Dutch treat lunch. Wednesday, May 23, 10 a.m. Meet at Reston Museum for carpool. $5 donation appreciated. Call 703-709-7700 or visit www.restonmuseum.org.

The American Diabetes Association will be hosting its annual Tour de Cure on Sunday, June 10, at Reston Town Center. The fund-raiser brings together 800 cyclists and volunteers in the greater Washington D.C. area. Riders travel on the W&OD trail across Fairfax and Loudoun Counties on 100-, 63-, 32- or 12-mile routes to raise money for diabetes advocacy, medical research, and awareness. Visit http://diabetes.org or call 1-800-DIABETES (800-342-2383).

Recent findings from the stream restoration program at Lake Fairfax Park in Reston proved that replanted buffers along the banks of streams not only captures trash and filter pollutants fom storm runoff. Buffers have immediate impact on moderating water temperature in streams. The program was launched in April 2005 by the Fairfax County Park Authority, U.S. Geological Survey, and the Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District, and is scheduled to continue for five years. For volunteering opportunities and more information call 703-324-8586 or visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/volunteer.htm.

Latin Movement Classes at Dance With Me Ballroom Dance Studio. No partner needed. Cuban motion, free style dancing and dance styling taught plus a fun exercise. Drop-in every Sunday, 2-3 p.m. Cost is $20 per person. The studio is located at the border of Reston and Herndon at 251 Sunset Park Drive. Visit www.dancewithme.net or call 703-444-3061.