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<b>Thursday/Oct. 23</b>

Author Presentation. Author Andrew Meier will present "The Lost Spy: An American in Stalin’s Secret Service" at 7 p.m. in the Barnes and Noble Reston, 1851 Fountain Drive.

Trail Tour. Go on a 30-minute guided Halloween trail walk at the Walker Nature Education Center, 11450 Glade Dr., Reston, from 6-8 p.m. $5/person. Call 703-435-6530.

<b>Friday/Oct. 24</b>

Big Kid’s Night. Go on a 30-minute guided Halloween trail walk at the Walker Nature Education Center, 11450 Glade Dr., Reston, from 6-8 p.m. $5/person. Ages 5 and up only. Call 703-435-6530.

Open Mike Night. Open Mike Night will be held in Reston’s Used Book Shop at the Lake Anne Village Center, 7:30 p.m.

<b>Saturday/Oct. 25</b>

Fall Fun at Lake Anne. Enjoy entertainment and trick-or-treating for free at the Lake Anne shops, 1609 Washington Plaza from 12-4 p.m.

Bluegrass Concert. Travers Chandler & Avery County perform at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 1090 Sterling Road, Herndon. Doors open 6:30 p.m. Reservations: 703-435-8377. Cost: $12.

Yom Kippur. Chabad of Reston is offering services at no charge at the Tyson’s Corner Marriott Hotel, 8028 Leesburg Pike, Vienna. To reserve seats visit www.chabadrh.org.

Great Kids Expo. Live entertainment, educational sessions, activities and more than 100 exhibitors will be on hand at the Dulles Expo Center in Chantilly. Tickets: $6/children 2-17, $12/adults.

Giant Pumpkin. See the giant pumpkin at the Lake Anne Florist in the Lake Anne Village Center, Reston and enter a contest to guess its weight.

<b>Sunday/Oct. 26</b>

Entertaining. Learn how to entertain with style at the Pottery Barn, Reston Town Center, 11900 Market St., 10 a.m. RSVP to 703-437-6001.

Great Kids Expo. Live entertainment, educational sessions, activities and more than 100 exhibitors will be on hand at the Dulles Expo Center in Chantilly. Tickets: $6/children 2-17, $12/adults.

<b>Tuesday/Oct. 28</b>

Blood Drive. INVOA 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.

<b>Wednesday/Oct. 29</b>

Book Signing. Fairfax author Michael Sullivan will have a Q&A discussion and book signing at Barnes and Noble- Spectrum Center, 1851 Fountain Drive, Reston at 7:00 p.m. Call 703-437-9490.

<b>Saturday/Nov. 1</b>

"Walk Like Madd." Fund-raiser for MADD, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., Lake Fairfax Park. See www.WalkLikeMADD.org.

Artist’s Home Studio Tour. Join the members of the League of Reston Artists on a tour of selected artist's home studios. Meet at Reston Art Gallery, 11400 Washington Plaza, Reston from 1-5 p.m. Following the tours, an artist reception and silent auction will be held from 5-7 p.m. Tickets are $30 and are available at www.leagueofrestonartists.org.

Ice Skating. The Ice Skating Pavilion at Reston Town Center, 11900 Market St., opens today and is open until March for public skating, skate rentals, lessons, private parties and more. For hours and rates, call 703-709-6300.

Pet Adoption. Animals from local rescue organizations and shelters will be showcased from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Reston Town Center, 11900 Market St. To volunteer, go to www.gooddogz.org.

A Musical Celebration of Yiddish Theater. Concert features Zalmen Mlotek, Cantor Robert Paul Abelson and Cantor Irena Altshul at 7:30 p.m., Northern Virginia Hebrew Congregation, 1441 Wiehle Avenue, Reston. Open to the public. $18 donation requested.

Harvest Bazaar. Herndon United Methodist Church, 701 Bennett St., Herndon, will host its annual Harvest Bazaar from

9 a.m.- 2 p.m. This year's event includes a craft fair, shopper showcase, bake sale, children's activities and more. A

Brunswick Stew dinner and Gospel Concert will be held at 5 p.m.

Farmers Market. The Reston Farmers Market at Lake Anne will host its traditional customer appreciation day at the final day of the market, 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Stock up on local fresh food and enjoy free samples.

Halloween Cabaret. A "Moonlight Cabaret" will be held at the Café Montmartre in Lake Anne Plaza, 7:30-10:45 p.m. Listen and dance to songs like Bewitched, Spooky, Black Magic Women and the Monster Mash. Between songs participate in song quizzes and sing-a-longs. A special visit will be made by Carnac The Magnificent to mystify cabaret guests. Guests are encouraged to come in costume.

<b>Tuesday/Nov. 4</b>

Fall Bazaar. The Herndon Adult Day Care Center, 875 Grace St., Herndon, will hold their annual Fall Bazaar from 7 a.m.–3 p.m. The bazaar will feature rummage sale items and ceramics and crafts made by the participants. Call the Herndon Center at 703-435-8729.

<b>Wednesday/Nov. 5</b>

Garden Club. The Reston Garden Club will hold its meeting at Lake Anne Community Center, at 1 p.m. The speaker will be Judy Gordon, a regular docent at the U. S. Botanic Garden, presenting "An Insider’s Tour of the Treasures to be Found There." Visit www.restongardenclub.org.

<b>Thursday/Nov. 6</b>

Ice Skating. The Ice Skating Pavilion at Reston Town Center has its grand opening at 7 p.m., with an exhibition by champion skater Tommy Steenberg. His performances will be followed by skating routines by national and world competitive skaters from Fredericksburg Ice Park and Fairfax Ice, until 8 p.m. The exhibition will be followed by free public skating until 10 p.m.

<b>Saturday/Nov. 8</b>

Fall Color in the Glade. Go on a walk that goes along Snakeden Branch to Lake Audubon to enjoy the last of the fall color. Meet at the Glade Pool, 11550 Glade Drive, Reston, at 1:30 p.m.

Salute to the King. The 8th annual Elvis Tribute Dinner Show will be held at the Dulles Hilton Hotel, 13869 Park Center Road, Herndon. Dinner at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m. Tickets: $55; call 1-800-318-8326.

Holiday Shop. Shop at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, 432 Van Buren St., Herndon, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. for christmans gifts. Vendors can call Marybeth Henry at 703-766-0294 or e-mail momsonline@juno.com. Vendor applications can be downloaded from the church web site at www.saint-timothys.org.

Colonial Day. Discover life along Cain’s Branch before Richard Bland Lee made this land his country seat in 1794 at the Sully Historic Site, 3650 Historic Sully Way, Chantilly, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Hear Revolutionary War stories and help with the labor. $7/adults, $5/children.

Bluegrass Concert. Mill Run is 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.

<b>Sunday/Nov. 9</b>

Yoga-thon. Beloved Yoga, 11872 Sunrise Valley Drive, Suite 101, Reston, is hosting a Yoga-thon from 12-5 p.m. to benefit the Cambodian Children’s Fund. Each participant should raise a minimum of $150 in pledges. Visit hearttothesky.blogspot.com or e-mail eacanda@yahoo.com.

<b>Thursday/Nov. 20</b>

Farmer’s Market. 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.

<b>Saturday/Nov. 22</b>

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.

<b>Sunday/Nov. 23</b>

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.

<b>Tuesday/Nov. 25</b>

Blood Drive. INOVA Blood Drive fromm 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.

<b>Wednesday/Nov. 26</b>

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.

<b>Friday/Nov. 28</b>

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.

<b>Saturday/Dec. 6</b>

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.

<b>Saturday/Dec. 13</b>

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.

<b>Saturday/February 7</b>

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.