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Community, Dec. 10-16

Send announcements to reston@connectionnewspapers.com or call 703-917-6437. Deadline is Thursday.

The Reston Republicans will hold their Christmas meeting Friday, Dec. 12, 7:30 p.m., at the Reston Community Center at Lake Anne. Bring a dish, snack or dessert to share. Call703-406-9740.

The Reston Interfaith Housing Corporation received a second-place award for Property and Asset Management in the 13th annual MetLife Foundation Awards for Excellence in Affordable Housing. The nonprofit organization received the award and a $30,000 grant at the 2008 Enterprise Community Conference in Baltimore.

Belly dance performances at La Kasbah Moroccan Restaurant, 11424 Washington Plaza, Reston, every Wednesday, 7:30 p.m., and every Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m. Call 703-707-0733 or visit www.lakasbahrestaurant.com.

Children’s art workshops at the Reston Museum,1629 Washington Plaza, 10 a.m.-noon, every Saturday. Free make and take projects, themed for the seasons, with artist Pat Macintyre. Call 703-709-7700.

Run, jog or walk with Body by Geoff, every Saturday, 8 a.m. Free. Meet at Body By Geoff, 1609 Washington Plaza, Reston. Call 703-464-5559.

Live music at Lake Anne: every Saturday, 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Jasmine Café, 1633 Washington Plaza, 703-471-9114; and every Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 9 p.m. at Tavern on the Lake, 1617 Washington Plaza, 703-471-0121.

Chinese conversation, 5-6 p.m., at the Reston Community Center Hunters Woods, 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston, every Sunday. Call 571-225-7697.

Mothers First-Herndon/Reston is a nonprofit support organization helping women transition from careers to at-home motherhood. Meetings are first and second Wednesdays, at 10 a.m., at the Herndon Fortnightly Library, 768 Center St., Herndon. Contact 703-827-5922 or www.mothersfirst.org.

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.

Play chess on the Plaza every day. Sets are available for free check-out at Reston’s Used Book Shop, 1623 Washington Plaza N.

Blood pressure and diabetes screenings are available every Saturday, in front of Body by Geoff, Lake Anne Village Center,1609-B Washington Plaza. Drive. Colleen Kivlahn conducts the free screenings.

Jazz on the Plaza, 1609 Washington Plaza, free every Sunday, from 5:30-8 p.m. featuring the Mykle Lyons Trio and friends. Visit www.lakeanneplaza.com.

Live Jazz every Friday, from 7-9 p.m., on the plaza, 1609 Washington Plaza. Different bands each week. Visit www.lakeanneplaza.com.

Free Saturday morning concerts every Saturday, 11 a.m.-1p.m., by the plaza fountain, 1609 Washington Plaza. For lineups, contact Reston’s Used Book Shop at 703-435-9772.

Open mic nights every Tuesday, 8 p.m., at Tavern on the Lake, 1617 Washington Plaza and on the fourth Friday of every month at 7:30 p.m., at Reston’s Used Book Shop, 1623 Washington Plaza.

Gather in the Cradle & Crayon Nursery, Reston Town Center, 11913 Freedom Drive, for a favorite children's book and some Mom social time every Wednesday, at 10:30 a.m. Call 703-437-0900 for details.

The Ice Skating Pavilion in Reston Town Center is open every day, including holidays, until March for public skating, skate rentals, lessons, private parties and more. For information and rates, call 703-709-6300.

Broomball games will be held every Monday, 7-8:30 p.m., in the Ice Skating Pavilion at Reston Town Center. No skating skills necessary; helmet required. $15/player. Register at 703-709-6300 or skating@restontowncenter.com.