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<b>Thursday/July 3</b>

Vivace Virtuosi. A classical music concert will be performed at the Reston Town Center Pavilion by The Little Mozart Academy and Youth Music Preservation and Promotion Association at 7:30 p.m. Visit www.ymppa.org.

Senior Cinema at 10:30 a.m. at the Herndon Community Center, 814 Ferndale Ave., Herndon. To find out what’s playing or to be placed on the mailing list call 703-787-7300.

Ice Cream Social. Come out to Autumnwood Pool, 11950 Walnut Branch, Reston, and enjoy some refreshing ice cream as you lounge poolside. Make sundaes for the children. Supplies are limited. Call 703-435-6577.

<b>Friday/July 4</b>

Town’s July 4th Celebration. Join the Town of Herndon for a free family-fun event featuring games, races, craft activities, Bingo and more. The event takes place in Bready Park, around the Herndon Community Center, 814 Ferndale Ave., Herndon starting at 6:30 p.m. Main Stage entertainment will have the crowds up and dancing. Look for special entertainers around the park. Throughout the evening, festive food, ranging from Hot Dogs and Hamburgers to Funnel Cakes and Cotton Candy will be on sale. The fireworks show is choreographed to music and starts at 9:30 p.m. Visit www.herndon-va.gov.

July 4th Celebration. Start the day with a splash at the Lake Newport Pool, 11601 Lake Newport Road, Reston, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Come to the pool and enjoy the festivities before the fireworks. There will be a DJ, pool games, and prizes. Food will be available for purchase from local food vendors. Call 703-435-6577.

Friday Night Live will be from 6:30-11 p.m. on the Herndon Town Green, 777 Lynn St., Herndon. Hyjinx will perform along and there will be fireworks. Call 703-481-6133.

<b>Saturday/July 5</b>

Concert on the Town. Enjoy music at the Reston Town Center Pavilion from 7:30 – 10 p.m. This weeks performers will be the J Street Jumpers who play swing and jump blues.

<b>Sunday/July 6</b>

Acoustic Jam. Whether pickin’, strummin, or just listenin’ come down and enjoy some music. Bring an instrument or come by the Frying Pan Farm Park Country Store, 2709 West Ox Road, Herndon, to enjoy this free, drop-in session from 1-4 p.m. Call 703-437-9101.

<b>Tuesdays/July 8 </b>

Summer Horse Show Series. Bring a picnic and enjoy an afternoon at Frying Pan Farm Park, 2709 West Ox Road, Herndon, watching local talent competing in jumping and flat classes at this free horse show starting at 4 p.m. The cost for competitors is $12 per class. Spectators are free. Call 703-437-9101.

Mr. Brian and the Boppets. Puppet fun and high energy music at the Herndon Fortnightly Library, 768 Center St. Herndon, 2:30 p.m. Cosponsored by the Friends of the George Mason Regional Library. All ages. Call 703-437-8855.

Tuesday, July 8, 2:30 PM

Reading Magic! A magic show full of comedy and good old-fashioned fun with Turley the Magician at the Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston, 2:30 p.m. Cosponsored by the Friends of the Reston Regional Library. Age 6-12. Call 703-689-2700.

Book Signing. Writer Donna Andrews will sign and discuss her latest book, "Cockatiels at Seven," at 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 1851 Fountain Drive, Reston. Call Ginna Brahms at 703-437-8147.

Youth Night. Youth Nights are back at the Herndon Community Center, 814 Ferndale Ave., Herndon, 8 -10 p.m. Have fun playing basketball, volleyball, or other games, hang out in the teen room or game room playing Xbox or pool and munch on snacks. Ages 10-15. $4 Drop in Fee. $30 Youth Night Pass (8 visits). Visit www.herndon-va.gov.

<b>Wednesday/July 9</b>

Wine and Cheese Tasting. Enjoy a selection of international wines and cheeses at Market Street Bar and Grill, 1800 President St., Reston, 6-8 p.m. All wines available by the glass and all bar menu selections $5. $30 per person, includes 3oz pour of each wine. Space limited, reservations at 703-925-8250.

Cross-Stitch Bookmarks. Learn to cross-stitch and come home with a beautiful craft at the Herndon Fortnightly Library, 768 Center St. Herndon, 10:30 a.m. Age 8-12. Call 703-437-8855.

Wednesday, July 9, 10:15 AM

Book Babies. Interactive storytime for children and adults at the Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston, 10:15 a.m. Age 13-23 months with adult. Call 703-689-2700.

Book Discussion at the Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston, 10:30 a.m. Call 703-689-2700 for title. Adults. No registration is required.

<b>Thursday/July 10</b>

Farmer’s Market Fun Day will run from 10:30 – 11:15 a.m.. Mr. Brian and the Boppets will perform a Rock n’ Roll puppet show at the Town Green, 777 Lynn St., Herndon. Free. 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. Age 6-24 months with adult. Call 703-437-8855.

Girls Read at the Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston. All-female book discussion, 7:15 p.m. Ask for title. Age 8 and up. Call 703-689-2700.

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

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

<b>Friday/July 11</b>

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

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.

Kid's Night Out, 6:30-10 p.m. This program offers an opportunity for parents to enjoy a night out while their children participate in gym activities, play board games, do arts and crafts and much more. Cheese pizza, snacks and a movie on the big screen TV will also be offered. Pre-registration is required. $12. Ages 5-12. At the Herndon Community Center, 814 Ferndale Ave., Herndon. Visit www.herndon-va.gov.

Cow Appreciation Day. The Chick-fil-A chain will celebrate its annual "Cow Appreciation Day" by offering a free meal to any customer who isn’t "too chicken" to visit fully dressed as a cow. Festivities are planned throughout the day at the Chick-fil-A at12160 Sunset Hills Road, Reston.

Stormin' Bob Swanson, the Singing Weatherman. Lively and en-lightning weather presentation with music and meteorology at the Herndon Fortnightly Library, 768 Center St. Herndon, 11 a.m. All ages. Call 703-437-8855.

Friday Night Live will be from 6:30-10:30 p.m. on the Herndon Town Green, 777 Lynn St., Herndon. B2B (Jimmy Buffet Beach Band) will perform. Call 703-481-6133.

<b>Saturday/July 12</b>

Yard Sale. Come shop or sell, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at 10100 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls.To rent a space ($20) or for information contact Carol Wesley Wright at carolwright@starpower.net or 703-582-1640.

<b>Saturday/July 19</b>

Cat Book Sale. Friends of the Reston Regional Library will hold a one-day cat book sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Town Drive, Reston. See www.restonfriends.blogspot.com.

<b>Sunday/July 20</b>

Acoustic Jam. Whether pickin’, strummin, or just listenin’ come down and enjoy some music. Bring an instrument or come by the Frying Pan Farm Park Country Store, 2709 West Ox Road, Herndon, to enjoy this free, drop-in session from 1-4 p.m. Call 703-437-9101.

The Reston Heights Concerts on the Square feature Gypsy Strings, 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.

<b>Tuesday/July 22</b>

Summer Horse Show Series. Bring a picnic and enjoy an afternoon at Frying Pan Farm Park, 2709 West Ox Road, Herndon, watching local talent competing in jumping and flat classes at this free horse show starting at 4 p.m. The cost for competitors is $12 per class. Spectators are free. Call 703-437-9101.

<b>Wednesday/July 30</b>

Wine and Cheese Tasting. Enjoy a selection of international wines and cheeses at Market Street Bar and Grill, 1800 President St., Reston, 6-8 p.m. All wines available by the glass and all bar menu selections $5. $30 per person, includes 3oz pour of each wine. Space limited, reservations at 703-925-8250.

<b>Wednesday/Aug. 6</b>

Book Signing. Author Robert Wallace will sign and discuss his book, "Spycraft: The History of the CIA’s Spytechs from Communism to al-Qaeda," at 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 1851 Fountain Drive, Reston. Call Ginna Brahms at 703-437-8147.

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

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.

<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.