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Herndon/Reston Calendar, Nov. 19-25

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Dead Men's Hollow is playing at the Weekend Bluegrass Concert Series at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 1090 Sterling Road, Herndon at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 6. Call 703-435-8377.

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Five of a Kind is playing at the Weekend Bluegrass Concert Series at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 1090 Sterling Road, Herndon at 8p.m., Saturday, Dec. 12. Call 703-435-8377.

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<cal1>Thursday/Nov. 20

<cal2>Farmer’s Market. Last day to shop for locally grown produce, meats, cheeses, beverages and more at the Reston Town Square, 11900 Market St. 3:30-7 p.m. Visit www.smartmarkets.org.

Release Celebration. Beaujolais Nouveau’s executive chef, Marty Ticar presents Beaujolais inspired dishes and Beaujolais Nouveau wine offerings at Mon Ami Gabi in Reston Town Center from 5-10 p.m. Call 703-707-0233.

<cal1>Saturday/Nov. 22

<cal2> HOLIDAY BAZAAR. LANK's Annual holiday bazaar features local crafters and vendors offering a variety of gift items. LANK School, 12021 North Shore Drive, Reston. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Free.

Enchanted Forest. Stroll through a whimsical forest of nearly 300 theme-decorated trees and handmade gingerbread homes while enjoying crafts and entertainment. All proceeds benefit the Junior League of Northern Virginia’s mission and community programs. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Call 703-848-2884, visit www.jlnv.org or e-mail tef@jlnv.org for tickets.

Bluegrass Concert. The Blue Moon Cowgirls are playing at the Weekend Bluegrass Concert Series at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 1090 Sterling Road, Herndon. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., show at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $12; call 703-435-8377.

<cal1>Sunday/Nov. 23

<cal2>Enchanted Forest. Stroll through a whimsical forest of nearly 300 theme-decorated trees and handmade gingerbread homes while enjoying crafts and entertainment. All proceeds benefit the Junior League of Northern Virginia’s mission and community programs. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Call 703-848-2884, visit www.jlnv.org or e-mail tef@jlnv.org for tickets.

<cal1>Monday/Nov. 24

<cal2>Spy Museum. Join the Reston Association for a trip to the International Spy Museum in Washington, DC. Bus pick-up at Hunter Woods Shopping Center, Thoreau Place and Lake Anne Fellowship House at 9 a.m. $25/Reston residents; $30/non-residents. Call 703-435-6577 to register.

Broomball. Free lessons for the new Broomball leagues forming this season at Reston Town Center Ice Skating Pavilion at 7 p.m. No skating skills required; ages 18 and older. Call 703-709-6300.

<cal1>Tuesday/Nov. 25

<cal2>Blood Drive. INOVA Blood Drive from 12-7:30 p.m. beside the Reston Town Center Pavilion, 11900 Market St. Schedule appointments at 1-866-256-6372 or inova.org/donateblood.

<cal1>Wednesday/Nov. 26

<cal2>Senior Movie Day. Reston Association presents a feature film at 10 a.m. at the Multiplex Cinema, Reston Town Center, 11900 Market St. Refreshments and door prizes provided prior to the movie. Free to those 55+. Call 703-435-6530.

<cal1>Friday/Nov. 28

<cal2>Holiday Celebration. Celebrate the Holidays at Reston Town Center, 11900 Market St. Stores open at 8 a.m.; run with Alan Webb, U.S. record-holder for fastest mile; 11 a.m., Reston Holiday Parade; 12:30-4:30 p.m., visits with Santa; 6 p.m., tree lighting; 6:30-10 p.m., horse-drawn carriage rides. Visit www.restontowncenter.com.

Carol Sing-Along. The Reston Chorale will perform at 6 p.m. at the Reston Town Center in front of the tree on Market Street. Free. Visit info@restonchorale.org.

Reston Holiday Parade. The Reston Town Center presents the 18th annual Reston Holiday Parade 11:00 AM, launching the festive season with Macy’s-style balloons, musical groups, dancers, antique cars and more in a one-hour parade along Market Street.

Thanksgiving Story. An interactive retelling of the Thanksgiving Story will be held at Frying Pan Farm Park’s Visitor Center, 2739 West Ox Road, Herndon, 11-11:40 a.m. Recommended for ages 3 and up. $4/person. Prepaid reservations are required; call 703-437-9101.

<cal1>Saturday/Nov. 29

<cal2>Visit Santa. Visit Santa and take photos with him on next to M&S Grill on Democracy St. at the Reston Town Center, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Artist Demos. Artist demos will be shown at the Reston Art Gallery and Studios in Lake Anne Village Center, 1609 Washington Plaza, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Call 703-481-8156.

<cal1>Sunday/Nov. 30

<cal2>Visit Santa. Visit Santa and take photos with him on next to M&S Grill on Democracy St. at the Reston Town Center, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

<cal1>Monday/Dec. 1

<cal2>Creation Station. A workshop for children entitled "The Shapes of Sound" will be held in the Reston Arts Center in Reston Town Center from 3:30-5 p.m. Call 703-471-9242 to register.

<cal1>Tuesday/Dec. 2

<cal2>Explore More! The Greater Reston Arts Center Learning Center at Reston Town Center has self-guided tours and art activities for children during gallery hours. $3/art bucket restocking fee for individuals; $5/groups. Call 703-471-9242 for reservations.

<cal1>Wednesday/Dec. 3

<cal2>Holiday Mini-Book Sale. Friends of the Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston. 703-689-2700.

Holiday Concert. The Herndon High School and Herndon Middle School Orchestras will perform at their holiday concert Wednesday, Dec. 3 in the Herndon High School Auditorium at 7 p.m. Admission is free; all are welcome. Visit www.herndonorch.org.

<cal1>Thursday/Dec. 4

<cal2>Holiday Mini-Book Sale. Friends of the Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston. 703-689-2700.

Art Exhibition. Meet the artists and see Lee Gainer’s work "The Thought That Counts" and Huguette Roe’s "Recycle Series" on exhibit at the Greater Reston Arts Center in Reston Town Center, 6-8 p.m. Call 703-471-9242 or visit www.restonarts.org.

<cal1>Thursday/Dec. 5

<cal2>Holiday Mini-Book Sale. Friends of the Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston. 703-689-2700.

Visit Santa. Visit Santa and take photos with him on next to M&S Grill on Democracy St. at the Reston Town Center, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

<cal1>Saturday/Dec. 6

<cal2>Holiday Celebration. Lake Anne is celebrating the holidays with a petting zoo, entertainment, ornament making and a visit from Santa at Lake Anne Village Center in Reston. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Visit lakeanneplaza.com for details.

A Seasonal Celebration. The Reston Chorale will perform at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the Reston Community Center. $20 adults, $15 seniors and youth. Visit www.restonchorale.org.

Bluegrass Concert. Dead Men’s Hollow will play the Weekend Bluegrass Concert Series at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 1090 Sterling Road, Herndon. Show starts at 7:30 p.m., doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $12; call 703-435-8377.

Holiday Mini-Book Sale. Friends of the Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston. 703-689-2700.

Visit Santa. Visit Santa and take photos with him on next to M&S Grill on Democracy St. at the Reston Town Center, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

5K Run. The Girls on the Run Reindeer Romp 5k begins at 9:30 a.m. at Reston Town Center. The run celebrates the conclusion of the Girls on the Run season. Registration information and fees found at www.girlsontherunofnova.org or 703-989-9234.

Carriage Rides. Horse-drawn carriage rides from 12-4 p.m. at Reston Town Center. $5/person; children under 5 free with adult.

Community Performances. The Calico Cloggers will perform at 1 p.m. in the Reston Town Center.

Holiday Luncheon. An event for the family includes lunch and a reading of Christmas stories at Jasmine Café at Lake Anne Village Center, 1609 Washington Plaza at 2 p.m. Call 703-471-9114.

Open House. Enjoy live music, holiday treats and crafts at the Herndon Fortnightly Library, 768 Center St. from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Free.

Light Up Lake Anne. See the lakefront, plaza and a flotilla of boats lit up for the holidays and watch the Christmas tree lighting at Lake Anne Village Center, 1609 Washington Plaza, Reston, 6-6:30 p.m.

<cal1>Sunday/Dec. 7

<cal2>Holiday Mini-Book Sale. Friends of the Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston. 703-689-2700.

Community Performances. The Herndon High School Madrigal Singers will perform at 1 p.m. in the Reston Town Center.

Holiday Decorating. This workshop, part of the Reston Town Center’s Pottery Barn Series, will be held at 10 a.m. RSVP to 703-437-6001.

Open House. Enjoy music, refreshments and a holiday book sale at the Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, from 1-3 p.m. Free.

<cal1>Monday/Dec. 8

<cal2>Holiday Mini-Book Sale. Friends of the Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston. 703-689-2700.

Creation Station. A workshop for children entitled "The Shapes of Sound" will be held in the Reston Arts Center in Reston Town Center from 3:30-5 p.m. Call 703-471-9242 to register.

<cal1>Thursday/Dec. 11

<cal2> Community Performances. The Crossfield Elementary Chorus will perform at 6 p.m. in the Reston Town Center.

Hub Theater. Enjoy a dramatic reading of "Big Love" at the Greater Reston Arts Center in the Reston Town Center, 6-7:30 p.m. Call 703-471-9242 or visit www.restonarts.org.

<cal1>Friday/Dec. 12

<cal2> Bluegrass Concert. Five of a Kind will play the Weekend Bluegrass Concert Series at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 1090 Sterling Road, Herndon. Show starts at 7:30 p.m., doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $12; call 703-435-8377.

Visit Santa. Visit Santa and take photos with him on next to M&S Grill on Democracy St. at the Reston Town Center, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Toys for Tots. MIX 107.3’s Carson and Chilli will broadcast live from Fountain Square in Reston Town Center from 3-7 p.m. as U.S. Marines accept unwrapped toys and cash donations for Toys for Tots.

Community Performances. The Oak Hill Elementary 6th Grade Chorus will perform at 7 p.m. in the Reston Town Center.

<cal1>Saturday/Dec. 13

<cal2>Lake Anne Walk. Meet at Reston's Used Book Shop in Lake Anne Center at 5 p.m. for a walk around Lake Anne. See holiday lights go on as you walk the lake. Return to the Book Shop to warm up with hot drinks and cookies by the fireplace. Bring flashlight. Visit lakeanneplaza.com for details.

Visit Santa. Visit Santa and take photos with him on next to M&S Grill on Democracy St. at the Reston Town Center, 12-6 p.m.

Breakfast with Santa. Have breakfast with Santa at McCormick and Schmick’s in Reston Town Center from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Tickets: $22/adults, $6.95 children (includes breakfast buffet and photo with Santa). Call 703-481-6600 for reservations.

Santa PAWS. Bring pets for portraits with Santa from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. next to the Skate Shop in Reston Town Center. Proceeds benefit GoodDogz.org to help homeless dogs and support rescue groups. Visit www.gooddogz.org.

Carriage Rides. Horse-drawn carriage rides from 12-4 p.m. at Reston Town Center. $5/person; children under 5 free with adult.

<cal1>Sunday/Dec. 14

<cal2>Visit Santa. Visit Santa and take photos with him on next to M&S Grill on Democracy St. at the Reston Town Center, 12-6 p.m.

Breakfast with Santa. Have breakfast with Santa at McCormick and Schmick’s in Reston Town Center from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Tickets: $22/adults, $6.95 children (includes breakfast buffet and photo with Santa). Call 703-481-6600 for reservations.

Community Performances. The Harvest Christian Fellowship Choral Group will perform at 1 p.m. in the Reston Town Center.

Community Performances. The Providence Baptist Church Choir will perform at 8 p.m. in the Reston Town Center.

<cal1>Monday/Dec. 15

<cal2>Visit Santa. Visit Santa and take photos with him on next to M&S Grill on Democracy St. at the Reston Town Center, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

<cal1>Tuesday/Dec. 16

<cal2>Visit Santa. Visit Santa and take photos with him on next to M&S Grill on Democracy St. at the Reston Town Center, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

<cal1>Wednesday/Dec. 17

<cal2>Visit Santa. Visit Santa and take photos with him on next to M&S Grill on Democracy St. at the Reston Town Center, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Caroling Dinner. The annual VOCE Caroling Dinner will be held at Jasmine Café in Lake Anne Village Center, 1609 Washington Plaza, Reston, 7 p.m. Call 703-471-9114.

<cal1>Thursday/Dec. 18

<cal2>Visit Santa. Visit Santa and take photos with him on next to M&S Grill on Democracy St. at the Reston Town Center, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Community Performances. The Fox Mill Elementary Treble Choir will perform at 7 p.m. in the Reston Town Center.

<cal1>Friday/Dec. 19

<cal2>Visit Santa. Visit Santa and take photos with him on next to M&S Grill on Democracy St. at the Reston Town Center, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

<cal1>Saturday/Dec. 20

<cal2>Visit Santa. Visit Santa and take photos with him on next to M&S Grill on Democracy St. at the Reston Town Center, 12-6 p.m.

Breakfast with Santa. Have breakfast with Santa at McCormick and Schmick’s in Reston Town Center from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Tickets: $22/adults, $6.95 children (includes breakfast buffet and photo with Santa). Call 703-481-6600 for reservations.

Carriage Rides. Horse-drawn carriage rides from 12-4 p.m. at Reston Town Center. $5/person; children under 5 free with adult.

<cal1>Sunday/Dec. 21

<cal2>Visit Santa. Visit Santa and take photos with him on next to M&S Grill on Democracy St. at the Reston Town Center, 12-6 p.m.

Breakfast with Santa. Have breakfast with Santa at McCormick and Schmick’s in Reston Town Center from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Tickets: $22/adults, $6.95 children (includes breakfast buffet and photo with Santa). Call 703-481-6600 for reservations.

<cal1>Monday/Dec. 22

<cal2>Visit Santa. Visit Santa and take photos with him on next to M&S Grill on Democracy St. at the Reston Town Center, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

<cal1>Tuesday/Dec. 23

<cal2>Visit Santa. Visit Santa and take photos with him on next to M&S Grill on Democracy St. at the Reston Town Center, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Blood Drive. INOVA Blood Drive from 12-7:30 p.m. beside the Reston Town Center Pavilion, 11900 Market St. Schedule appointments at 1-866-256-6372 or inova.org/donateblood.

<cal1>Wednesday/Dec. 24

<cal2>Visit Santa. Visit Santa and take photos with him on next to M&S Grill on Democracy St. at the Reston Town Center, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Christmas Eve Supper. Enjoy a Christmas Eve supper with live guitar music at Jasmine Café in Lake Anne Village Center, 1609 Washington Plaza, Reston. Call 703-471-9114.

<cal1>Friday/Dec. 26

<cal2>Day After Sale. Save 26 percent on all in-store items and 50 percent off all holiday items at the Dandelion Patch in Reston Town Center. Call 703-689-2240 or visit thedandelionpatch.com.

<cal1>Wednesday/Dec. 31

<cal2>New Year’s Evening Celebration. Enjoy festive French fare, party favors and a champagne toast at Mon Ami Gabi in Reston Town Center from 5-10 p.m. Call 703-707-0233 or visit www.monamigabi.com/reston for reservations.

New Year’s Eve Special. Enjoy a New Year’s celebration with live music at Jasmine Café at Lake Anne Village Center, 1609 Washington Plaza, Reston. Call 703-471-9114.

<cal1>Saturday/February 7

<cal2>Polar Plunge. Registered plungers will jump into Lake Anne to raise funds for Camp Sunshine. Information, registration and pledge forms will be available at www.FreezinForAReason.com.