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Calendar of Events

<b>August</b>

Farmers' Market. Every Thursday, 8 a.m.-12 p.m. in Historic Downtown Herndon, on Station Street at old Town Hall, May to October. Call 703-787-7380 or visit www.herndon-va.gov.

Farmers' Market Fun Days. Free children's shows every Thursday. 10:30 a.m. at the Town Green, 777 Lynn St., Herndon. Call 703-435-6868 or visit www.herndon-va.gov.

Friday Night Live! Free concerts every Friday, 6:30-10:30 p.m. Town Green, 777 Lynn St., Herndon. Call 703-435-6868 or visit www.herndonrocks.com.

Thursday Summer Concerts at the Town Green at 7:30 p.m. Call 703-435-6868.

Jimmy's Annual Summer Golf Tournament. This year's event will take place Monday, Aug. 4 with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. at the Herndon Golf Course, 909 Ferndale Ave. The event is sponsored by Jimmy's Old Town Tavern and proceeds benefit the Herndon Council for the Arts. Call 703-471-5769.

National Night Out. A community crime and drug prevention event designed to strengthen the bonds between the local police force and the Herndon community. This year's event will be held Tuesday, Aug. 5, from 4:30-8:30 p.m. To register, call 703-787-7627 or 703-435-3134 or visit www.nationaltownwatch.org/nno/.

Works Sunday. An annual event that brings people of different faiths from Reston and Herndon together for community service and fellowship, Aug. 17. There are multiple opportunities at locations throughout Herndon and Reston. Visit www.workssunday.org.

Golf Championship. Aug. 16 and 17. All Herndon Centennial Golf Course members are invited to participate. Entry fee of $130. Visit www.herndon-va.gov.

<b>September</b>

Farmers' Market. Every Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in Historic Downtown Herndon, on Station Street at old Town Hall, May to October. Call 703-787-7380.

20th Annual Labor Day Jazz and Wine Festival. Herndon Town Green, Monday, Sept. 1, from noon-6 p.m. Music, Northern Virginia wines and food. Hosted in collaboration with the Herndon Women’s Club. Call 703-435-6868 or visit www.herndon-va.gov.

6th Annual HPCST Classic Car Show. Sept. 11 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Historic Downtown. Call 703-437-1278.

Nature Fest. Runnymede Park, off Herndon Parkway, between Elden Street and Dranesville Road, Sunday, Sept. 13, from 1-5 p.m. Games, nature crafts, music and snacks as well as stations presenting information and activities about a variety of nature themes. Call 703-435-6868.

Herndon Police Poker Run. A 100- to 125-mile ride for motorcycle riders, Sept. 20, 8 a.m. Event includes complimentary lunch and a door prize ticket. Registration is $110 and includes one poker hand; $20 for three hands. Visit www.herndon-va.gov.

<b>October</b>

Fall for Fairfax. Entertainment, health, fitness and educational activities along with other fun fall activities that take place on the 8-acre ellipse behind the Fairfax County Government Center, Saturday, Oct. 4, from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Visit www.fallforfairfax.com.

Farmers' Market. Every Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in Historic Downtown Herndon, on Station Street at old Town Hall, May to October. Call 703-787-7380.

Herndon Homecoming Parade. Oct. 18 on Elden St. Call 703-435-3847 or visit www.fcps.edu.

Annual Cox Hispanic Heritage Festival. Celebrate Hispanic heritage in Herndon, Oct. 5, from 1-5 p.m. Call 703-480-4914 or visit www.herndon-va.gov.

Fall Clean-up Week. Help clean-up area parks around Herndon during two weeks in October. Call 703-435-6860 or visit www.herndon-va.gov.

Herndon Arts Week. Presented by the Council for the Arts of Herndon. Oct. 9-13. Call 703-689-9535.

Spooktacular. Oct. 24 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Herndon Community Center. Call 703-787-7300.

<b>November</b>

Thanksgiving Golf Tournament. Saturday, Nov. 22 at 9 a.m., Herndon Centennial Golf Course. 703-471-5769 ext. 0.

Turkey Trot 5K Race. Herndon Community Center, 814 Ferndale Ave., Saturday, Nov. 22, 4 p.m.-8 p.m. A 5K race featuring a first-place prize of a turkey; second place wins a pie. Prices can be found later at www.herndon-va.gov. Registration starts Sept. 24. Call 703-435-6868 or visit www.active.com

Veterans Day Ceremony. Town Green. Call 703-435-6800 or visit www.herndon-va.gov.

"Herndon Lights Up the Holidays." Worldgate Center, Saturday, Nov. 18, at 5-8 p.m. Candle-lighting ceremony, refreshments, entertainment, crafts. Sponsored by the Council for the Arts of Herndon. Call 703-689-9535.

<b>December</b>

Homes Tour. Dec. 6 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Tour homes all around Herndon. Depot Museum and historic downtown Herndon. $10 ahead of time and $15 the day of the tour. Tickets can be purchased at the visitor’s center. Call 703-437-6366.

HHS Winter Concerts. Herndon High School's auditorium, 700 Bennett St. Band and Winter Choir perform. Call 703-810-2200.

Town Square Singers. Performances at Industrial Strength Theatre, 269 Sunset Business Park Drive, Herndon, from Dec. 4-7, at 7:30 p.m. Call 703-435-6868 or visit www.herndon-va.gov.

Holiday Tree Lighting and Sing-A-Long. Town Square, Saturday, Dec. 6, at 5 p.m. Call 703-437-5556.

Holiday Arts & Crafts Show. Herndon Community Center, 814 Ferndale Ave., on Sunday, Dec. 7, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Call 703-435-6868 or visit www.herndon-va.gov.

Santa's Workshop. At the Herndon Community Center, Dec, 20, 11 a.m. Call 703-787-7300.

Horse Drawn Carriage Rides. Saturdays, Dec. 6,13,20 from 12-4 p.m. in the Reston Town Center. Rides are $5 per person. Visit www.restontowncenter.org.

New Year's Eve Golf Tournament. Dec. 31, 10 a.m. at the Herndon Centennial Golf Course, 909 Ferndale Ave. 703-471-5769.

<b>January</b>

Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration. The annual MLK celebration sponsored by the Reston Community Center includes a commemorative march, concerts, awards programs, a prayer breakfast and prominent guest speakers. Call 703-476-4500.

<b>February</b>

Herndon Dulles Chamber of Commerce 50th Annivesary Gala. Westfields Marriott. Celebrate Herndon throughout the decades. Call 703-437-5556 for more information.

<b>March</b>

Reston Arts Week. Sponsored by the Arts Alliance of Reston. A 10-day celebration of the arts in Reston, featuring orchestra concerts, dance and theatrical performances, fine arts demonstrations and shows and a piano master class. Various locations. Call 703-742-9194.

Opening Day Golf Tournament. Herndon Centennial Golf Course. 703-471-5769.

Runnymede Park/Sugarland Run Clean-Up, Herndon Parkway entrance to Runnymede Park, 8 a.m. Visit www.herndon-va.gov.

<b>April</b>

Annual Taste of the Town. Worldgate Center welcomes area businesses to offer "tastes" to participants. Silent auction and entertainment. Call 703-689-9535 for updated information.

Herndon Centennial Spring Break Junior Golf Camp. Hunter's Creek Clubhouse. For younger golfers. Visit www.herndongolf.com

Herndon Parks and Recreation Annual Easter Egg Hunt. Herndon High School, 700 Bennett St. Call 703-435-6868.

Earth Day/Arbor Day Celebration. Runnymede Park. Call 703-435-6868

Downtown Herndon Block Party. Town Green. Call 703-HERNDON.

Annual MS Walk. This 6-mile walk starts and finishes at Reston Town Center for the benefit of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Call 202-296-5363.

Best of Reston Awards Dinner. Held in Reston to celebrate local people and businesses who are strongly involved in the community. Live entertainment and awards presentation. Call 703-787-3126.

Rotary Dinner. Dinner honoring a citizen for years of volunteer service and leadership sponsored by Herndon Rotary Club. Call 703-761-4747.

<b>May</b>

Farmers' Market. Every Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in Historic Downtown Herndon, on Station Street at old Town Hall, May to October. Call 703-787-7380.

Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival. Held at the Reston Town Center, the annual event features art work by over 170 painters, sculptors, fine-crafters and jewelers. Musical entertainment, festival food, children’s activities and more. Applications are available on-line at www.restonarts.org. Call 703-471-9242.

Community Day and Housing Fair. Live entertainment, cakewalk, cartoon characters, clowns, car safety seat checks, health screenings and a nature tent, as well as information on home buying and maintenance will all be at Dulles Park Shopping Center. Call 703-435-6830.

Memorial Day Services. Chestnut Grove Cemetery in Herndon, sponsored by the Herndon-Reston American Legion Post 184. New Avenue of Flags display honors veterans from the local community. Call 703-689-0491 or 703-481-1200.

Big Truck Days. Public Works Complex. Call 703-435-6860

<b>June</b>

Farmers' Market. Every Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in Historic Downtown Herndon, on Station Street at old Town Hall, May to October. Call 703-787-7380.

Taste of the Town. Reston Town Center featuring food samples from 30 restaurants and musical entertainment, Saturday, June 16. Call 703-707-9045 or visit www.restonchamber.org.

Relay For Life. An overnight relay to benefit the American Cancer Society is held annually at the Herndon High School Track. Call 703-689-9798.

Herndon Festival. Held in historic downtown Herndon. Festivities will include live entertainment, arts and crafts, and 5K and 10K runs. Visit www.herndonfestival.org. Call 703-435-6868.

Celebrate Fairfax! Held the second weekend after Memorial Day at the Fairfax County Government Center. For more information about times and events, call 703-324-FAIR (3240).

Science Camp. The Reston Association and the U.S. Geological Survey join to offer a summer science camp for children ages 8-12, from June to August. Four sessions. Call 703-435-6551.

<b>July</b>

Farmers' Market. Every Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in Historic Downtown Herndon, on Station Street at old Town Hall, May to October. Call 703-787-7380.

Friday Night Live! Free concerts every Friday, 6:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Town Green. Call 703-435-6868.

Fourth of July Celebration. Fireworks viewing at Bready Park and Herndon Community Center. Music and food. Band until 11 p.m. Fireworks at dusk. Call 703-435-6868.

<b>SEASONAL</b>

Farmers Markets: Thursdays, 8:30-12:30 p.m., on Station Street at old Town Hall, May 6 to October 28. Call 703-787-7380.

Thursday Summer Concerts at the Town Green at 7:30 p.m. June 10 through Aug. 26, 2004. 703-435-6868.

Friday Night Live. The Herndon Dulles Chamber of Commerce sponsors concerts every Friday night, from 6:30-10:30 p.m., on the Town Green during the months of May-August. Call 703-481-6133.