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<cal2>USGS Lecture Series. 7 p.m., USGS Headquarters
12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston. Dr. John Jones will present the lecture "Knee-high to Bird's Eye: Multi-scale Remote Sensing of Vegetation Dynamics." Dr. Jones will provide an introduction to these technologies and a sampler of his work to illustrate how this research helps address resource management issues related to climate change, water flow and habitat condition. Free. Call 703-648-4748 or visit www.usgs.gov/public_lecture_series/default.asp.
<cal2>Local Impact of the Stimulus Package. 7:30 a.m., Accenture, 11951 Freedom Drive, 18th Floor, Reston. Two panels will share their unique insights into stimulus federal agency program funding, how funding will flow to state and local governments, what technologies will benefit the most and how government contractors can help support these requirements. $45/NVTC members, $75/non-members. Visit www.nvtc.org/events/geteventinfo.php?event=B2G-27.
<cal2>Reston V.I.P. 2 p.m., Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston. Attend this support group for people with vision loss. Adults only. Call 703-689-2700.
<cal2>Watershed Cleanup. 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Potomac Watershed, Reston. Join thousands of volunteers in a multi-state effort to clean up the Potomac Watershed. The group will focus on a number of streams in Reston. Conatct Ha Brock, RA Volunteer Coordinator at 703-435-7986 or firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer.
Child Advocates. 10-11 a.m., Reston Community Center, 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston. Fairfax Court Appointed Special Advocates is hosting an information session. If you would like to learn more about advocating for abused or neglected children, call 703-273-3526, ext. 22 or e-mail email@example.com for more information.
Runnymede Park Cleanup. 8 a.m.-12 p.m., Runnymede Park. Join the Friends of Runnymede Park and choose between stream cleanup or native plant garden assignments to hellp clean up the park. Bring work gloves and suitable clothing. Call the Town Forester at 703-435-6800, ext. 2014 to register and receive assignments.
Parent/Child Art Workshop. 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Reston Art Gallery and Studios, 1609-A Washington Plaza, Reston. Make soft picture frames to hold children’s drawings with artist Pat Macintyre. Free. Call 703-481-8156.
<cal2>Reston Garden Club. 1 p.m., Lake Anne Community Center, 1609-A Washington Plaza, Reston. The Reston Garden Club will hold its monthly meeting. Manette Lazear, garden club member and master gardener, will give a presentation entitled "Hydrangeas," covering the varieties available and their care and pruning. Visit www.restongardenclub.org.
<cal2>Parent/Child Art Workshop. 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Reston Art Gallery and Studios, 1609-A Washington Plaza, Reston. Make soft picture frames to hold children’s drawings with artist Pat Macintyre. Free. Call 703-481-8156.