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Arts Week

The Council for the Arts of Herndon has released its schedule of events for Arts Week 2008, from Sunday, Oct. 5 through Saturday, Oct. 11, with special events on Oct. 12 and 13.

Sunday, Oct. 5 – The 6th Annual Cox Communication Hispanic Heritage Festival on the Herndon Town Green from 1 p.m. – 6p.m. The Council for the Arts will be providing frees arts and crafts for children and a story time in conjunction with the Herndon Fortnightly Library. Free.

Monday, Oct. 6 – Council for the Arts of Herndon partners with the Herndon Woman’s Club to showcase the art of Herndon High School Students, with a theme of "Herndon in the Arts" at the Herndon Municipal Center at 7:30 p.m. for a reception and showing of the art created by Herndon students. Free.

Later in the evening, wander over to Jimmy’s Old Town Tavern and enjoy the return of blues guitarist and Woodstock '99 alumnus Johnny "Rushmore" Tsak, 9 p.m., free, no cover.

Tuesday, Oct. 7 – Join the Herndon Folk Club at The Tortilla Factory at 7:15 p.m. for the music of Barry Mcguire. Tickets: $16, $15 for members.

Thursday, Oct. 9 – ArtSpace Herndon Open House and Annual Meeting, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. The public is invited for special evening hours at ArtSpace Herndon, 750 Center St., to celebrate Arts Week. The gallery will feature the "Best of Local Artists Invitational" Exhibit and light refreshments will be served. For more information contact ArtSpace Herndon at 703-956-6590.

Friday, Oct. 10 - The Art of Cuisine Dinner at the Stratford University School of Culinary Arts & Hospitality at the Chef’s Table. The Culinary Arts students present the Grand Buffet dinner - appetizers, three entrées, numerous sides, and desert. Dinner is $30 including tax is at 8 p.m., with happy hour at 7:15 p.m. $4 per glass/wine. Before dining, feel free to peek into the windows of the classrooms to see the students busily working on the meals. Stratford University is located at 7777 Leesburg Pike in Falls Church. Seating is limited. Call 703-689-9535 for reservations.

Sunday Oct. 12 – Attend the Haunting of Holy Cross featuring Lisa Galoci, organ, and Chuck Seipp, trumpet, at 3 p.m., Holy Cross Lutheran Church. Hear some spooky. This program will feature works that highlight the pipe organ and trumpet’s sinister side … free.

Monday, Oct. 13 – Columbus Day – Herndon Parks and Rec will hold its Children's Series at Worldgate - Jester's Box, 10:30-11:15 a.m. Tickets are $4 in advance and $5 at the door, and can be purchased at the Herndon Community Center, 814 Ferndale Ave., 703-787-7300.