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<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.

<b>Thursday/July 10</b>

Artists’ Perspective. The artists selected as part of "Arts Council at GRACE" bring a range of perspectives to bear on their exploration of visual art. The discussion will address inspirations, insights and connections of the varied work in the gallery. At GRACE,12001 Market Street, Suite 103, Reston from 7:30-9 p.m. Call 703-47-9242.

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>

Mr. Brian and the Boppets. Puppet fun and high energy music at the Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston, 2:30 p.m. Cosponsored by the Friends of the George Mason Regional Library. All ages. Call 703-689-2700.

Concert on the Town. King Teddy will perform from 7:30 – 10 p.m. at the Reston Town Center Pavilion. Free.

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>Tuesday/July 15</b>

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 16</b>

Dinner Theater Trip. Travel to Fredericksburg to see the musical, "Grease." Trip includes transportation by bus, driver, escort, 3-course dinner, taxes and gratuities, and theater tickets. No refunds unless due to medical emergency. Ages 55 and up. 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. Cost is $75. Visit www.herndon-va.gov for departure information.

Community Cookout. Bring the family out for a free cookout at Dogwood Pool, 2460 Green Range Road, Reston, 5-7 p.m. Hot dogs, hamburgers, chips, and sodas are provided along with live Caribbean music and activities at various pools throughout Reston. Call 703-435-6577.

Family Dive-In Movie. Come join in a free pool side movie at North Hills Pool, 1325 North Village Road, Reston, 8:30 – 11 p.m. Popcorn and drinks provided, but don’t forget a float. Movie titles will be advertised at the event locations. Call 703-435-6577.

Dynamic Dinosaurs! Stories, activities, and a craft at the Herndon Fortnightly Library, 768 Center St., Herndon, 10:30 a.m. Age 2-3 with adult. Call 703-437-8855.

Juggling and Other Tricks. Learn to juggle, walk on stilts and more in this workshop with Nicolo Whimsey at the Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston, 7 p.m. Cosponsored by the Friends of the Reston Regional Library. Age 12-18. Call 703-689-2700.

<b>Thursday/July 17</b>

"Tom Sawyer." The Franklin Performers Corner will present a free performance of "Tom Sawyer" from 7-9 p.m. in the Franklin Middle School theater.

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.

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.

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

Hot Tub Movie. RA invites all those who enjoy the late night adult swim hours to join in for a free movie by the hot tub at Glade Pool, 11550 Glade Drive, Reston, 8:30 p.m. Movie titles will be advertised at event locations or call 703-435-6577.

Ice Cream Social. Come out to the pool and enjoy some refreshing ice cream at Shadowood Pool, 2201 Springwood Drive, Reston, 2 p.m. Make sundaes for the children. Supplies are limited. Call 703-435-6577.

The Nicolo Whimsey Show. Nicolo the Jester shares his juggling, clowning and comedy, at the Herndon Fortnightly Library, 768 Center St., Herndon, 2:30 p.m. Cosponsored by the Friends of the George Mason Regional Library. Age 6-12. Call 703-437-8855.

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

Mutts Gone Notes. A variety show starring Pound Pups will be from10:30-11:15 a.m. at the Herndon Municipal Center Town Green, 777 Lynn St., Herndon. Show is for adults and children of all ages. Call the Herndon Community Center at 703-787-7300.

<b>Friday/July 18</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. Jah Works will perform. Call 703-481-6133.

<b>Saturday/July 19</b>

Music Under the Stars Concert, 7:30 p.m. at the Herndon Town Green. Call 703-787-7300 for details or visit www.herndon-va.gov.

The Nicolo Whimsey Show. Nicolo the Jester shares his juggling, clowning and comedy at the Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston, 10:30 a.m. Cosponsored by the Friends of the George Mason Regional Library. Age 6-12. Call 703-689-2700.

Charity Dog Wash. Raise money for fire departments at Herndon Bark ‘N Bubbles, 795 Center St., Herndon, from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Call 703-437-9274.

Concert on the Town. The VooDudes, New Orleans funk, blues, zydeco, will perform from 7:30 – 10 p.m. at the Reston Town Center Pavilion. Free.

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>

Talent Showcase. 1st Annual Reston Multi-Cultural Talent Showcase. Vendors, Dance, Spoken Word, Music from the community. Free to the public. Bring lawn chairs and the family from 12-6 p.m. at the Reston Town Center Pavilion. Call 703 328-9700.

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>Monday/July 21</b>

Mother Goose Time, 10:30 a.m. at the Herndon Fortnightly Library, 768 Center St., Herndon. Interactive story time session for parent and child. Birth-23 months with adult. Call 703-437-8855.

Preschool Storytime at the Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston, 10:15 a.m. Age 2-3 with adult. Call 703-689-2700.

<b>Tuesday/July 22</b>

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.

Ice Cream Social. Come out to the pool and enjoy some refreshing ice cream at Shadowood Pool, 2201 Springwood Drive, Reston, 2 p.m.. Make sundaes for the children. Supplies are limited. Call 703-435-6577.

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 23</b>

Senior Movie Day. The Reston Association, in cooperation with Reston Town Center and Reston Town Center Multiplex Cinemas, presents "Meet Me at the Movies" at 9:15 a.m. at the Reston Town Center, 11900 Market St., Reston. Join them on the fourth Wednesday of each month. Refreshmants are provided and door prizes are distributed prior to the movie.

Family Dive-In Movie. Come join in a free pool side movie at North Hills Pool, 1325 North Village Road, Reston, 8:30 – 11 p.m. Popcorn and drinks provided, but don’t forget a float. Movie titles will be advertised at the event locations. Call 703-435-6577.

Super Heroes at the Herndon Fortnightly Library, 768 Center St., Herndon, 10:30 a.m. Stories, activities, and a craft. Age 3-5 with adult. Call 703-435-6577.

A Tangle of Tales presented by Grey Seal Puppets at the Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston, 10:15 and 11:30 a.m. Colorful puppets present stories from around the world, including The Frog Prince. Cosponsored by the Friends of the Reston Regional Library. All ages. Call 703-689-2700.

Going Buggy at the Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston, 7:15 p.m. Stories and activities about insects and other creepy crawlies. All ages. Call 703-689-2700.

<b>Thursday/July 24</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.

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

Hot Tub Movie. RA invites all those who enjoy the late night adult swim hours to join in for a free movie by the hot tub at Glade Pool, 11550 Glade Drive, Reston, 8:30 p.m. Come relax, enjoy a Luau atmosphere and they will provide the movie and refreshments. Movie titles will be advertised at event locations or call 703-435-6577.

<b>Friday/July 25</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. B2B will perform. Call 703-481-6133.

A Tangle of Tales presented by Grey Seal Puppets at the Herndon Fortnightly Library, 768 Center St., Herndon, 10:30 a.m. Colorful puppets present stories from around the world, including The Frog Prince. Cosponsored by the Friends of the George Mason Regional Library. All ages. Call 703-435-6577.

Friday, July 25, 11:00 AM

Busia Bears 5th Annual Film Festival at the Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston, 11 a.m. Family films for all ages. Call 703-689-2700.

<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.