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<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.

Art Center Opening. Herndon will celebrate the opening if its first community art center, ArtSpace Herndon. Ribbon-cutting events begin at 6 p.m., followed by award presentations for the Paint Herndon Plein Air Exhibit & Competition. Refreshments will be served. Visit www.ArtSpaceHerndon.com

<b>Friday/Sept. 5</b>

Funny Fridays Comedy. Comedian Michael Blackson at Buffalo Wing House at 13005 Worldgate Drive, Herndon. Call Phill Ward of Wise Entertainment Group at 571-220-1539.

<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.

Classical Concert. Washington Plaza Church in Reston hosts evening of classical music at 7:30 p.m. Reception immediately follows the concert. Free admission. See www.washingtonplazachurch.com

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.

Sampling Day. Lake Anne Florist & Chesapeake Chocolates, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Free samples of the flower of the month, "Virginia’s Finest" gourmet treats, and hand made chocolates.

National Capital Cat Show. From 9:30 a.m.-5 pm. at the Dulles Expo and Conference Center in Chantilly. Admission is $8 for adults, $5 for seniors and children, and $24 for a family of four.

Basic Birding. Reston Association program at the Walker Nature Education Center, 11450 Glade Drive, Reston from 8:30– 10:30 a.m. Cost: $3/individual for RA members, $5/individual for non-members. Reservations required by Sept. 3. Call 703-435-6530 or email naturalist@reston.org

<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.

Family Festival Hoedown. Food, games and prizes at Vale United Methodist Church from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and a square dance from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Moon bounce, spin art, duck pond, pie throwing and more. The church is located at 11528, Vale Road, Oakton.

44th Annual Concours d’Elegance. Celebrating Jaguars on Market Street at Reston Town Center, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Open House. Reston Art Gallery & Studios, at Lake Anne, noon-5 p.m.

National Capital Cat Show. From 9:30 a.m.-4 pm. at the Dulles Expo and Conference Center in Chantilly. Admission is $8 for adults, $5 for seniors and children, and $24 for a family of four.

<b>Tuesday/Sept. 9</b>

Reston Garden Club. First meeting of 2008-2009 at the Lake Anne Community Center. The "social" time begins at 1 p.m. and the program at 1:30 p.m. The speaker will be Elaine Homstad, master gardener and habitat steward. Visit www.restongardenclub.org.

<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

Author’s Night. At 7 p.m., Ellen Crosby will discuss and sign her new book "The Bordeaux Betrayal" at Barnes and Noble in Reston.

<b>Sunday/Sept. 14</b>

Concert. The Georgetown Phantoms will perform at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 1090 Sterling Road, Herndon, at 3 p.m. Admission is $15 adults, $10 students, children 9 years old or younger are free.

<b>Monday/Sept. 15</b>

Jazz performance. Reston resident Miles Stiebel will be at Blues Alley, the jazz supper club, at 1073 Wisconsin Ave., NW, Washington, D.C. at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. Tickets at www.bluesalley.com.

Book Club. Reston’s Used Book Shop, 7:30 p.m., 703-435-9772.

<b>Wednesday/Sept. 17</b>

Author’s Night. At 7 p.m., David Louis Edelman will talk about his new science fiction thriller, volume 2 of the Jump 225 Trilogy, "Multireal" at Barnes and Noble in Reston.

<b>Saturday, Sept. 20</b>

Bluegrass Concert. Sonrise will perform at Holy Cross Lutheran Church at 1090 Sterling Road, Herndon at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $12.

<b>Sunday/Sept. 21</b>

NatureFest 2008. Event spotlights plants and wildlife of Runnymede Park, a 58-acre natural park, is located in the 100 block of Herndon Parkway, 1-5 p.m. Parking and admission are free. Call Town Forester John Dudzinsky at 703-435-6800, or go to frp.web.org for more information.

<b>Tuesday/Sept. 23</b>

Author’s Night. At 7 p.m., Stephen Ruffa will be discussing his new book, "Going Lean: How the Best Companies Apply Lean Manufacturing Principles to Shatter Uncertainty, Drive Innovation, and Maximize Profits" at Barnes and Noble in Reston.

<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.

Open Mike Night. Reston’s Used Book Shop, 7:30 p.m., 703-435-9772.

<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.

Artist Demonstration. Reston Art Gallery & Studios at Lake Anne, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Featured artist: Gail Axtell–Beading.

<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>Monday/Sept. 29</b>

Fund-Raising Tournament. Herndon United Methodist Church hosts 2nd Annual Drive for Missions Golf Tournament at 9 a.m. at the Herndon Centennial Golf Course to benefit its "Volunteers in Mission" groups. The entry fee is $100 per person. See www.herndonumc.org.

<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.

McLean, Langley, O’Connell Golf Tourney 2008. To benefit military families staying at The Fisherhouse. See www.fisherhouse.org. Cost is $100. Tournament takes place at the Herndon Centennial Golf Course, 909 Ferndale Ave., Herndon. Any questions: email JJDeli@cox.net.

<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>

"Light The Night." The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s National Capital Area Chapter invites children, adults, and seniors to participate in this fund-raising walk beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Reston Town Center. To register, call 703-960-1100, or visit www.lightthenight.org/nca.

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.