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<b>Thursday/Sept. 11</b>

C-Note Sale Exhibition Reception. Greater Reston Arts Center’s annual fund-raiser, 6-8 p.m. includes a silent auction of additional works. Online preview of available art at www.restonarts.org

Author’s Night. At 7 p.m., Ellen Crosby will discuss and sign her new book "The Bordeaux Betrayal" at Barnes and Noble in Reston.

<b>Saturday/Sept. 13</b>

Family Yard Sale. Reston Association is hosting a 100 family Yard Sale from 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. in the parking lot of their main office, 1930 Isaac Newton Square, Reston. Vendor space is sold out. For information call 703-435-6577.

<b>Sunday/Sept. 14</b>

Concert. The Georgetown Phantoms will perform at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 1090 Sterling Road, Herndon, at 3 p.m. Admission is $15 adults, $10 students, children 9 years old or younger are free.

<b>Monday/Sept. 15</b>

Jazz performance. Reston resident Miles Stiebel will be at Blues Alley, the jazz supper club, at 1073 Wisconsin Ave., NW, Washington, D.C. at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. Tickets at www.bluesalley.com.

Book Club. Reston’s Used Book Shop, 7:30 p.m., 703-435-9772.

<b>Wednesday/Sept. 17</b>

Author’s Night. At 7 p.m., David Louis Edelman will talk about his new science fiction thriller, volume 2 of the Jump 225 Trilogy, "Multireal" at Barnes and Noble in Reston.

<b>Saturday, Sept. 20</b>

Bluegrass Concert. Sonrise will perform at Holy Cross Lutheran Church at 1090 Sterling Road, Herndon at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $12.

Karate Championship. The 10th Worldgate Challenge Karate Championship will be held at the Worldgate Sport and Health Club, 13037 Worldgate Drive, Herndon. Registration runs 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. and competition begins at 9 a.m. Contact Barbara Kurland at 703-929-1450.

<b>Sunday/Sept. 21</b>

NatureFest 2008. Event spotlights plants and wildlife of Runnymede Park, a 58-acre natural park, is located in the 100 block of Herndon Parkway, 1-5 p.m. Parking and admission are free. Call Town Forester John Dudzinsky at 703-435-6800, or go to frp.web.org for more information.

<b>Tuesday/Sept. 23</b>

Author’s Night. At 7 p.m., Stephen Ruffa will be discussing his new book, "Going Lean: How the Best Companies Apply Lean Manufacturing Principles to Shatter Uncertainty, Drive Innovation, and Maximize Profits" at Barnes and Noble in Reston.

<b>Thursday/Sept. 25</b>

Semi-Annual Used Book Sale. Special collection of used books. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Cosponsored by the Friends of the Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston. 703-689-2700. All ages.

<b>Friday/Sept. 26</b>

Semi-Annual Used Book Sale. Special collection of used books. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Cosponsored by the Friends of the Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston. 703-689-2700. All ages.

Open Mike Night. Reston’s Used Book Shop, 7:30 p.m., 703-435-9772.

<b>Saturday/Sept. 27</b>

Semi-Annual Used Book Sale. Special collection of used books. 10 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Cosponsored by the Friends of the Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston. 703-689-2700. All ages.

Artist Demonstration. Reston Art Gallery & Studios at Lake Anne, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Featured artist: Gail Axtell–Beading.

Join Nicki Foremsky, RA Watershed Supervisor on the Stream Restoration Walk. Explore Reston’s watersheds and learn about the stream restoration project along Snakeden Branch from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Wear waterproof shoes or boots, long pants and bug spray. Meet at the Hunter’s Woods Village Center, 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston, on the path near Rite Aid and Wachovia Bank. 703-435-7986.

Barktoberfest. Enjoy this festival for pet lovers which includes live music, treats, games and pets for adoption. Held at the outdor amphitheater at Melodee Music, 46077 Lake Center Plaza, Sterling, the festival runs from 12 –6 p.m., with free admission.

Concert. Bill Emerson & the Sweet Dixie Band are playing at the Frying Pan Farm Park Visitor Center, 2709 West Ox Road, Herndon at 8 p.m. $15 pre-paid reservations are recommended. Call 703-437-9101 for details.

Art Fest. The 8th Annual GWAC Youth Art Fest will be held at the Reston Town Center Pavilion, 11900 Market St., Reston from 1-6 p.m. The Fest brings together professional artists, artisans and performers to share their work and talent with our youth and their families. The art competition is open to all youths K - 12. Visit www.YouthArtFest.com or call 703-268-5626 for more information.

<b>Sunday/Sept. 28</b>

C-Note Sale. Greater Reston Arts Center’s annual fund-raiser. Online preview of available art at www.restonarts.org

Semi-Annual Used Book Sale. Special collection of used books. Noon-3:30 p.m. Cosponsored by the Friends of the Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston. 703-689-2700. All ages.

<b>Monday/Sept. 29</b>

Fund-Raising Tournament. Herndon United Methodist Church hosts 2nd Annual Drive for Missions Golf Tournament at 9 a.m. at the Herndon Centennial Golf Course to benefit its "Volunteers in Mission" groups. The entry fee is $100 per person. See www.herndonumc.org.

<b>Tuesday/Sept. 30</b>

Adventure Tots. Children 3-4-years old are invited to celebrate apples at the Loudoun Heritage Farm Museum at Claude Moore Park, 21668 Heritage Farm Lane, Sterling, from 9:30-11 a.m. Help make and then sample cider, play "apple" games and listen to stories about apples. $5/residents, $8/non-residents, registration required (#9011018-9A). Call 703-390-6163.

<b>Thursday/Oct. 2</b>

Original Sewing & Quilt Expo. At Dulles Expo & Conference Center, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. General admission is $10 per day at the door. Children under 12 are admitted free.

McLean, Langley, O’Connell Golf Tourney 2008. To benefit military families staying at The Fisherhouse. See www.fisherhouse.org. Cost is $100. Tournament takes place at the Herndon Centennial Golf Course, 909 Ferndale Ave., Herndon. Any questions: email JJDeli@cox.net.

<b>Friday/Oct. 3</b>

Original Sewing & Quilt Expo. At Dulles Expo & Conference Center, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. General admission is $10 per day at the door. Children under 12 are admitted free.

<b>Saturday/Oct. 4</b>

"Light The Night." The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s National Capital Area Chapter invites children, adults, and seniors to participate in this fund-raising walk beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Reston Town Center. To register, call 703-960-1100, or visit www.lightthenight.org/nca.

Original Sewing & Quilt Expo. At Dulles Expo & Conference Center, 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. General admission is $10 per day at the door. Children under 12 are admitted free.

Jazz and Blues Fest. Enjoy a full afternoon of free live music on the plaza with four live bands from 12-6 p.m. at Lake Anne Plaza, 1609 Washington Plaza, Reston. Visit www.lakeanneplaza.com.

<b>Sunday/Oct. 5</b>

Family Concert. Cathy and Marcy, Grammy-winning children’s music artists, are playing at Hunter Mill Country Day School, 2021 Hunter Mill Road, Vienna at 4 p.m., with ground opening at 2 p.m. Tickets are $8/advance, $10/day of show. Visit www.rockinthehill.com.

<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.

<b>Saturday/Oct. 18</b>

Halloween Family Fun Day. Come in costume and enjoy a puppet show, magic show and candy and prizes for free from 1-3 p.m. at the Reston Community Center at Lake Anne, 1609 Washington Plaza. For children up to 8 years of age with adult guardian.

<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.

<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>

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.