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<b>Wednesday/Aug. 13</b>

Strolling musical entertainment. Merchants of Worldgate Centre host The Gypsy Strings, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., rain or shine. Worldgate Center is located at the corner of Elden Street and Worldgate Drive, in Herndon.

Annual Volunteer Appreciation Cookout. Reston Association will thank its volunteers with a poolside cookout from 4-7 p.m. at the Glade Pool, 11550 Glade Drive, Reston. Enjoy carnival style food, music, games, great door prizes and more. RSVP by Aug. 1 to Ha Brock, 703-435-7986 or via email to habrock@reston.org.

Ice Cream for Books at the Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston, 7:15 p.m. Call 703-689-2700. Family program.

Wine & Cheese Tastings. A selection of international wines and cheeses. 6-8 p.m. at Market Street Bar & Grill Patio. $30 per person. Reservations at 703.925.8250.

<b>Thursday/Aug. 14</b>

Farmer’s Market Fun Day will run from 10:30 – 11:15 a.m. Cincopation presents "Carnival Of Animals," a narrated story with musical accompaniment, at the Town Green, 777 Lynn St., Herndon. Free. Visit www.herndon-va.gov.

Farmers' Market from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. at 765 Lynn St., Herndon. Visit www.herndon-va.gov.

Baby Signs. Come meet Beebo the Baby Signs Bear, hear stories, and learn some simple signs at the Herndon Fortnightly Library, 768 Center St., Herndon, 10:30 a.m. Call 703-437-8855. Age 6-24 months with adult.

Lutindo! Stomp those feet and clap along with Ssuuna, as he presents traditional African music, dance and stories at the Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston, 7 p.m. Call 703-689-2700. Cosponsored by the Friends of the George Mason Regional Library. All ages.

Friends' Book Discussion at the Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston, 7:30 p.m. Call 703-689-2700. Ask for title. Adults. No registration is required.

Take a Break Concert. Mystic Warriors will perform at the Lake Anne Village Center,1609 Washington Plaza, Reston, from 7-9 p.m. Call 703-476-4500.

<b>Friday/Aug. 15</b>

Kiddie Open Gym, 10:30-11:45 a.m. Bring toddlers and enjoy open play, tumbling on the mats, and kiddie basketball. Don’t forget to pick up the calendar on the first day and a prize after each visit. Play with parent. Ages - Walking – 5. Drop in Rate - $4. 5 Visit Pass - $17. At the Herndon Community Center, 814 Ferndale Ave., Herndon. Visit www.herndon-va.gov.

Friday Night Live will be from 6:30-10:30 p.m. on the Herndon Town Green, 777 Lynn St., Herndon. Gonzo’s Nose will perform. Call 703-481-6133.

Dance. Save the last dance for this Teen Summer Series Summer Jam, 8-11 p.m. Dance to the tunes and beats of DJ Deluxe. Bring a school supply for free admission and a chance at a raffle drawing, otherwise admission cost is $3. All collected donations will go to Reston Interfaith to benefit students in the local area. Located at the Reston Teen Center, 12196 Sunset Hills Road, Reston. Call 703-435-6577.

Totally Trucks. Bring the children and check out all the big trucks that Reston Association uses. The first 250 children in each session will receive a truck coloring book and construction helmet. No Reservations required. All ages welcome to attend. The first session will begin at 9:30 a.m. and end at 10:30 a.m. The second session will begin at 11 a.m. and end at noon. Located at Reston Association's Central Services Facility, 12250 Sunset Hills Road, Reston. Call 703-435-6577.

<b>Saturday/Aug. 16</b>

Reston Concerts on the Town. Baaba Seth — Afro-beat, reggae, rock — at Reston Town Center Pavilion, 7:30 – 10 p.m., free.

Music Under The Stars. Trout Fishing in America to perform free concert at 7:30 p.m. at Herndon Municipal Center, Stage on the Green, 777 Lynn St., Herndon.

Civil War Weekend Encampment. At Sully Historic Site, 3650 Historic Sully Way in Chantilly from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Admission is $7 for adults, $5 for seniors and children. 703-437-1794.

Butterfly Count. Join the Reston Association for their annual butterfly count throughout Reston’s natural areas, 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Meet local butterfly experts, learn tips on identification and have fun while helping obtain important information. Visit www.reston.org.

Sushi Classes. Learn to make sushi at Obi Sushsi at 2 p.m. All materials provided. $50 per person. Adults only. Call 703-766-7874 for reservations.

<b>Sunday/Aug. 17</b>

Acoustic Jam. Bring an instrument or come by the Frying Pan Farm Park, 2709 Ox Road, Herndon, Country Store from 1-4 p.m. and enjoy a free, drop-in session. For Call 703-437-9101.

The Reston Heights Concerts on the Square feature Big Hillbilly Bluegrass, from 5-7 p.m. Located in Reston Heights at 11750 Sunrise Valley Drive the concerts are free and open to the public. Light refreshments are offered, bring a lawn chair or blanket.

Civil War Weekend Encampment. At Sully Historic Site, 3650 Historic Sully Way in Chantilly from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Admission is $7 for adults, $5 for seniors and children. 703-437-1794.

<b>Tuesday/Aug. 19</b>

Children’s Show. Safari Bingo will perform at the Lake Anne Village Center,1609 Washington Plaza, Reston from 11-11:30 a.m. call 703-620-5554. Free.

<b>Thursday/Aug. 21</b>

Children’s Show. Rainbow the Clown will perform at the Lake Anne Village Center,1609 Washington Plaza, Reston from 11-11:30 a.m. call 703-620-5554. Free.

Take a Break Concert. IONA — traditional Pan-Celtic — will perform at the Lake Anne Village Center,1609 Washington Plaza, Reston, from 7-9 p.m. Call 703-476-4500.

<b>Saturday/Aug. 23</b>

Reston Concerts on the Town. Big Joe & the Dynaflows — New Orleans swing, jazz, jump blue — at Reston Town Center Pavilion, 7:30 – 10 p.m., free.

Book signing. Herndon resident Jake Ziemba will be reading excerpts from his first novel, "The Yukon Glory," 2 p.m., at Reston’s Used Book Shop in Lake Anne. For more information on the event, call 703-435-9772.

<b>Sunday/Aug. 24</b>

23rd Annual Reston Century Bike Tour. 6 a.m. registration, Reston Town Center Pavilion & W&OD Trail. Riders can select from three routes of approximately 30, 63 and 100 miles. Post-ride party in the Pavilion with food and music for participating cyclists. Friends and family can join the festivities for a fee. Rain or shine. See restonbikeclub.org.

<b>Monday/Aug. 25</b>

Auditions. The Reston Chorale will be auditioning all voice parts 6:30– 9 p.m. at the Lake Anne Community Center, 1609 N. Washington Plaza, Suite A, Reston. To schedule an audition time, visit www.restonchorale.org or call 703-834-0079.

<b>Tuesday/Aug. 26</b>

Children’s Show. Kid Comic will perform at the Lake Anne Village Center,1609 Washington Plaza, Reston from 11-11:30 a.m. call 703-620-5554. Free.

Summer Horse Show Series. Watch a free horse show that starts at 4 p.m. See local talent competing in jumping and flat classes. The cost for competitors is $12 per class. Call Frying Pan Farm Park, 2709 Ox Road, Herndon, at 703-437-9101.

"Back to School" Family Fun Night. Hosted by Chick-fil-A of 12160 Sunset Hills Road, Reston, 5-8 p.m. Jansport Backpack raffle. Entertainment including Mr. Skip, a music and movement entertainer and face painting makeovers.

Auditions. The Reston Chorale will be auditioning all voice parts 6:30– 9 p.m. at the Lake Anne Community Center, 1609 N. Washington Plaza, Suite A, Reston. To schedule an audition time, visit www.restonchorale.org or call 703-834-0079.

INOVA Blood Drive. 12 - 7:30 pm, beside Reston Town Center Pavilion. Schedule appointments at 1-866-256-6372 or inova.org/donateblood.

<b>Tuesday/Aug. 27</b>

Meet Me at the Movies. Senior Movie Day, 10 a.m. (Doors open at 9:30 a.m.), Reston Town Center Multiplex Cinema. Reston Association presents "The Namesake." Refreshments and door prizes provided prior to the movie. Free to those 55+. 703-435-6530.

Complimentary Cake Tastings. Sample moist, dense cakes and award-winning candies, 1-3 p.m. at Edibles Incredible!, 11917 Freedom Drive, Reston Town Center. 703-709-8200. ediblesincredible.com

<b>Thursday/Aug. 28</b>

Children’s Show. Malcolm the Magician will perform at the Lake Anne Village Center,1609 Washington Plaza, Reston from 11-11:30 a.m. call 703-620-5554. Free.

Sampling Night. Free samples of the flower of the month, "Virginia’s Finest" gourmet treats, and hand made chocolates. 5 – 8 p.m. Lake Anne Florist & Chesapeake Chocolates.

Take a Break Concert. Marty Nau Quartet — bebop jazz — will perform at the Lake Anne Village Center,1609 Washington Plaza, Reston, from 7-9 p.m. Call 703-476-4500.

<b>Saturday, Aug. 30</b>

Porsche Club Car Show. Display of vintage Porsches, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Reston Town Center Pavilion

Chartered bus trip. Cheer the Nats to victory over the Atlanta Braves. Call 703-435-6577 to register. Bus pick up location: Reston Association, 1930 Isaac Newton Sq. $32/RA members and $36/non-members.

<b>Monday/Sept. 1</b>

Jazz & Wine Festival. Jazz artists, Virginia wineries, fine arts and food, noon-6 p.m., in historic downtown Herndon. See www.herndon-va.gov.

<b>Saturday/Sept. 6 </b>

Reston Multicultural Festival. Entertainment, displays, activities, fashion shows, food, arts & crafts. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at Lake Anne Plaza and parking area. Free. Farmers Market will be located on upper parking area for this day.

Bluegrass Concert Series. ALL4HYM (www.all4hym.com)

Show time at 7:30 p.m., doors open at 6:30 p.m., reservations: 703-435-8377; admission: $12, at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 1090 Sterling Road, Herndon.

<b>Sunday/Sept. 7 </b>

Classic Car Show. 10 a.m. –3 p.m. in Downtown Herndon near the Municipal Center and Town Hall. To register a car, email president@aarpdulles.org. Proceeds will provide scholarship support to Nurse Practitioners specializing in Geriatric Nursing at George Mason University. Free for spectators. Auction, raffles and food.

<b>Thursday/Sept. 11 </b>

C-Note Sale Exhibition Reception. Greater Reston Arts Center’s annual fund-raiser, 6-8 p.m. includes a silent auction of additional works. Online preview of available art at www.restonarts.org

<b>Friday/Sept. 26</b>

Semi-Annual Used Book Sale. Special collection of used books. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Cosponsored by the Friends of the Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston. 703-689-2700. All ages.

<b>Saturday/Sept. 27</b>

Semi-Annual Used Book Sale. Special collection of used books. 10 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Cosponsored by the Friends of the Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston. 703-689-2700. All ages.

<b>Sunday/Sept. 28</b>

C-Note Sale. Greater Reston Arts Center’s annual fund-raiser. Online preview of available art at www.restonarts.org

Semi-Annual Used Book Sale. Special collection of used books. Noon-3:30 p.m. Cosponsored by the Friends of the Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston. 703-689-2700. All ages.

<b>Thursday/Oct. 2</b>

Original Sewing & Quilt Expo. At Dulles Expo & Conference Center, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. General admission is $10 per day at the door. Children under 12 are admitted free.

<b>Friday/Oct. 3</b>

Original Sewing & Quilt Expo. At Dulles Expo & Conference Center, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. General admission is $10 per day at the door. Children under 12 are admitted free.

<b>Saturday/Oct. 4</b>

Original Sewing & Quilt Expo. At Dulles Expo & Conference Center, 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. General admission is $10 per day at the door. Children under 12 are admitted free.

<b>Sunday/Oct. 12</b>

The Reston Heights Concerts on the Square feature New Line Brass Band, from 5-7 p.m. Located in Reston Heights at 11750 Sunrise Valley Drive the concerts are free and open to the public. Light refreshments are offered, bring a lawn chair or blanket.