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<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.

Fall Festival. St. Veronica's 3rd Annual Fall Festival includes games and rides, food, cash Bingo and live music, 5-10 p.m. Free concert by Marie Miller. Church is located at 3460 Centerville Road, Chantilly across the street from Franklin Middle School.

<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.

Harvest Fall Festival. A fun day for the whole family, from noon to 4 p.m. at the Temporary Road Pavilion in Reston at the intersection of North Shore Drive and Temporary Road. Games for the children, free hotdogs, lemonade, cotton-candy and helium balloons, free clothing give away and sports activities. Free and is open to the public, hosted by Harvest Christian Fellowship of Reston. 703-834-8100.

Oktoberfest. The second day of St. Veronica's 3rd Annual Fall Festival offers the Sexton German Oompa band. The festival runs from 3-10 p.m. The church is located at 3460 Centerville Road, Chantilly across the street from Franklin Middle School.

<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.

Light the Night. Celebrate and commemorate lives touched by cancer in the Light the Night Walk at the Reston Town Center Pavilion, 11900 Market St., from 5-9 p.m. Proceeds from the walk benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Register at 703-960-1100 or www.leukemia-lymphoma.org.

<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.

Writer’s Workshop. Children ages 7-10 can explore how to write a proper thank you and learn the importance of personal correspondence at the Young Writer’s Workshop at the Dandelion Patch at the Reston Town Center, 11900 Market St. 4-5 p.m. $20 fee for personalized stationery. Call 703.689.2240 or e-mail reston@thedandelionpatch.com for reservations.

Zydeco Concert. Buckwheat Zydeco concert will bc held at the Reston Town Center Pavilion, 11900 Market St., 7:30 p.m. Bring picnic blankets and chairs. Free. Call 703-689-4699 or visit www.restontowncenter.com.

<b>Monday/Oct. 6</b>

Mr. Knick Knack. Listen to live music from Mr. Knick Knack at 2 p.m. at the Reston Town Center, 11900 Market St. Call 703-689-4699 or visit www.restontowncenter.com.

<b>Tuesday/Oct. 7</b>

Garden Club. The Reston Garden Club will meet at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens in Vienna. Members and guests are welcome to attend. The social time begins at 1 p.m. with the program starting at 1:30 p.m. Keith Tomlinson, garden manager, will speak on "The Spiritual Magnitude of Gardens." See www.restongardenclub.org.

<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>Monday/Oct. 13</b>

Mr. Knick Knack. Listen to live music from Mr. Knick Knack at 2 p.m. at the Reston Town Center, 11900 Market St. Call 703-689-4699 or visit www.restontowncenter.com.

<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>

"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.