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<b>Thursday/Nov. 5</b>

Open Mic for Bands Night. 9 p.m. at Jimmy's Tavern, 697 Spring St., Old Town Herndon (on the Corner of Elden and Spring Streets). Bands will receive 30 minutes to play, and must pre-sign with Andre’ Love at soulcraftmusic@yahoo.com or 703-984-9114. Walk–ins will only be accepted if time permits. All types of music welcomed. 703-435-5467.

Preschool Storytime. 10:30 a.m. Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston. Stories and activities. Age 3-5 with adult. 703-689-2700.

<b>Friday/Nov. 6</b>

Reston Community Players Present Curtains. 8 p.m. CenterStage Theater at the Reston Community Center, 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston. $20 adults, $17 seniors and students. 703-476-4500 or www.restonplayers.org.

Reston V.I.P. 2 p.m. Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston. Support group for adults with vision loss. 703-689-2700.

<b>Saturday/Nov. 7</b>

Community of Faith United Methodist Church Arts and Crafts Fair, to raise money for both local and nationwide missions. Community of Faith United Methodist Church,13224 Franklin Farm Road, Herndon. Clothing, jewelry, fine arts and more. Free. 703-620-1977.

Reston Community Players Present Curtains. 8 p.m. CenterStage Theater at the Reston Community Center, 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston. $20 adults, $17 seniors and students. 703-476-4500 or www.restonplayers.org.

Weichert Realtors/ Habitat for Humanity Community Yard Sale, at Weichert Realtors, 1760 Reston Parkway, Reston. Pick up a registration packet at Weichert, Realtors. $25 per vendor space. 703-264-0000.

Herndon United Methodist Church Harvest Bazaar. 9 a.m. Yard sale, car wash, shoppers showcase, crafters, children's activities, moonbouce, bake sale and more. Gospel concert at 5:30 featuring All4hym. Proceeds benefit Youth Led and other missions.

Trout Fishing in America, with Ezra Idlet (guitar and vocals) and Keith Grimwood (bass and vocals). 3 p.m. at Centerstage Reston Community Center, 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston. 703-476-4500 or www.restoncommunitycenter.com.

Our Daily Bread Holiday Food Drive. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. next to Safeway at Courthouse Plaza, 10376 Willard Way, Fairfax City. Proceeds to benefit SHARE. www.our-daily-bread.org.

Scouting for Food. Boy Scout Troop 1970 will distribute flyers and food collection bags around Reston on Saturday, Nov. 7 for their annual Scouting for Food drive. Food items will be picked up on Saturday Nov. 14 by Cub Scout Pack 1971. Leave food items in bags on your front step. All food donations are taken to local food banks in Reston for distribution to those in need. Boy Scout Troop 1970 meets at the United Christian Parish on 11508 North Shore Drive in Reston, Cub Scout Pack 1971 meets at Hunters Woods Elementary School.

Home 4 the Holidays Super Pet Adoption Event. 11a.m.-4 p.m. at the Reston Town Center, Freedom Drive, Reston. Raffle at Bark ‘n Bubbles booth. Sponsored by GoodDogz.org; at least thirty all-breed and purebred dog rescue organizations will on-hand with adoptable dogs awaiting a family. pam@barknbubblesdogwash.com.

Children’s Author Mary Rand Hess. 4-6 p.m. at ArtinSights, Reston Town Center, 11921 Freedom Drive, Reston. "The Day I Met the Nuts" book signing. www.earthdaypublishing.com.

<b>Sunday/Nov. 8</b>

Reston Community Players Present Curtains. 2:30 p.m. CenterStage Theater at the Reston Community Center, 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston. This performance will be sign interpreted for the deaf and hearing impaired. $20 adults, $17 seniors and students. 703-476-4500 or www.restonplayers.org.

Monte Carlo Night. 5:30-10 p.m. Fairview Park Marriott, 3111 Fairview Park Drive, Falls Church. $50 per person. Appetizers, casino games, music and dancing, door prizes, silent and live auctions and more. Sponsored by the Rotary Clubs of Northern Virginia. Proceeds go to local educational and civic programs. 703-319-6930.

<b>Monday/Nov. 9</b>

Drop-In Story Hour. 11 a.m. Herndon Fortnightly Library, 768 Center St., Herndon. 703-437-8855.

Baby Steps Storytime. 10:30 a.m. Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston. Interactive storytime. Age 13-23 months with adult. 703-689-2700.

Kids` Science. 3 p.m. Stories and a science experiment. Age 5-7. 703-689-2700.

Conserve and Save Dollars Workshop. 6:30 p.m. Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston. Conservation tips, do it yourself energy audit and energy share program information. Adults. 703-689-2700.

<b>Tuesday/Nov. 10</b>

Colvin Run Community Center Weekly Dance. 7 p.m. at Colvin Run Schoolhouse, 10201 Colvin Run Road, Great Falls. $10. www.colvinrun.org.

Garnet Rogers. 7:15 p.m. in the Back Room at The Tortilla Factory, 648 Elden Street, Herndon. $14 non-members, $13 members. Purchase tickets Tuesdays at The Folk Club or e-mail Dave Hurd at DAHurdSr@cs.com

NVHC Speaker Series. 8 p.m. at Northern Virginia Hebrew Congregation, 1441 Wiehle Ave., Reston, "Who Speaks for American Jews on Israel and the Middle East?" Daniel Levy, Senior Fellow and Co-Director of the New America Foundation's Middle East Task Force and Senior Fellow of the Century Foundation Prospects for Peace Project. Free. 703-437-7733 or www.nvhcreston.org.

Reston Garden Club. 1 p.m. at the Lake Anne Community Center. Jane Bell will present an Ikebana demonstration. The club will also sell deer-resistant bulbs at the meeting. Attendees are requested to bring a non-perishable food which will be donated to F.I.S.H. 703-716-0623 or www.restongardenclub.org.

Special Twos. 10:30 a.m. Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston. Stories and activities.Age 2 with adult. 703-689-2700.

Songs of Mark Twain's America With Judy Cook. 7 p.m. Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston. 703-689-2700.

<b>Thursday/Nov. 12</b>

Artist Patricia C. K. Macintyre. 11 a.m. at Reston’s Used Book Shop, 1623 Washington Plaza, Lake Anne Village Center, Reston. "From Here To There And Back With A Quack!" book signing. 703-435-9772.

Baby Steps Storytime. 10:30 a.m. Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston. Interactive storytime. Age 13-23 months with adult. 703-689-2700.

Friends of the Library Book Discussion. 7:30 p.m. Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston. Call for title. Adults. 703-689-2700.

<b>Friday/Nov. 13</b>

Reston Community Players Present Curtains. 8 p.m. CenterStage Theater at the Reston Community Center, 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston. $20 adults, $17 seniors and students. 703-476-4500 or www.restonplayers.org.

Friday Night Coffee House. 8 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Reston, 1625 Wiehle Ave., Reston. Featuring members of the Songwriters Association of Washington. $10 cover charge for food and drinks. 703-742-7992.

Patricia Reilly Giff. 7 p.m. at the Fairfax County Government Center,12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax. The Newbery Award winner, author of the Polk Street School books, presents "Writing: The Story of My Life." 703-249-1520.

<b>Saturday/Nov. 14</b>

Reston Community Players Present Curtains. 8 p.m. CenterStage Theater at the Reston Community Center, 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston. $20 adults, $17 seniors and students. 703-476-4500 or www.restonplayers.org.

Weekend Bluegrass Concert Series, with Lonesome Highway. 7:30 p.m. at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 1090 Sterling Road, Herndon. John Arnold, banjo; Buddy Dunlap, guitar; Jimmy Kountz, mandolin; and Tom Suddath, bass. $12. 703-435-8377.

Reston Epilepsy Awareness Stroll & Silent Auction. 9:30 a.m. at South Lakes High School, 11400 S Lakes Drive, Reston. Sponsored by the Epilepsy Foundation of Va. To register contact 703-698-0229 or danadouglas@cox.net. www.efvase.org/2008STROLL.htm

Our Daily Bread Holiday Food Drive. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. next to Safeway at Courthouse Plaza, 10376 Willard Way, Fairfax City. Proceeds to benefit Food for Others. www.our-daily-bread.org.

Harpers Ferry photographer Jim Kirby. 2 p.m. at the Reston Museum, 1639 Washington Plaza N., Reston. In time for the 150th anniversary of John Brown's raid on Harpers Ferry, local photographer Jim Kirby signs his book exploring the cultural and natural history of Harpers Ferry in photographs. 703-709-7700.

Artist Patricia C. K. Macintyre. 1 p.m. at Reston’s Used Book Shop, 1623 Washington Plaza, Lake Anne Village Center, Reston. "From Here To There And Back With A Quack!" book signing. 703-435-9772.

Thanksgiving Craft Time. 11 a.m. Herndon Fortnightly Library, 768 Center St., Herndon. Celebrate Thanksgiving with stories and a craft. Cosponsored by the Council for the Arts of Herndon. All ages. 703-437-8855.

<b>Sunday/Nov. 15</b>

The League of Reston Artists: ArtsCapade Reception. 1-6 p.m. at Camden Dulles Station, 2330 Dulles Station Blvd., Oak Hill. Live music. www.leagueofrestonartises.org.

<b>Monday/Nov. 16</b>

Special Twos. 10:30 a.m. Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston. Stories and activities.Age 2 with adult. 703-689-2700.

Easy Reader Book Discussion-Level 2. 3 p.m. Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston. Read a book aloud and enjoy a related craft.Call for title. Age 6-7. 703-689-2700.

<b>Tuesday/Nov. 17</b>

Colvin Run Community Center Weekly Dance. 7 p.m. at Colvin Run Schoolhouse, 10201 Colvin Run Road, Great Falls. $10. www.colvinrun.org.

St. Joseph School Open House. 9:30-11 a.m. at Saint Joseph Parish, 750 Peachtree St., Herndon. Overview by principal Joan Cargill prior to visiting all classrooms. 703-880-4350 or sjcherndon.org.

SAT and Essay Tips. 6:30 p.m. Herndon Fortnightly Library, 768 Center St., Herndon. Smita Lal on how to organize the college entrance exam testing process. TJHSST Entrance Exam participants also welcome. Age 13 and up. 703-437-8855.

Baby Steps Storytime. 10:30 a.m. Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston. Interactive storytime. Age 13-23 months with adult. 703-689-2700.

<b>Wednesday/Nov. 18</b>

Baby Signs. 10:30 a.m. Herndon Fortnightly Library, 768 Center St., Herndon. Meet Beebo the Baby Signs Bear, hear stories and learn some simple signs. Age 6-24 months with adult. 703-437-8855.

Preschool Storytime. 10:30 a.m. Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston. Stories and activities. Age 3-5 with adult. 703-689-2700.

Family Storytime. 7 p.m. Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston. Stories and activities.All ages. 703-689-2700.

<b>Thursday/Nov. 19</b>

The GMU Players present Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen's "The Exonerated." 8 p.m. at George Mason University's Black Box Theater. $6, $3 students and seniors. 703-993-8888.

Fairfax Christian School's Fall Concert Salute To America. 7 p.m. at Reston Presbyterian Church, 10610 Sunset Hills Road, Reston. Featuring the Lower School students, Colonial Fife and Drum Corps and A Cappella Choir. 703-759-5100 or www.FairfaxChristianSchool.com.

Special Twos. 10:30 a.m. Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston. Stories and activities.Age 2 with adult. 703-689-2700.

Our Daily Bread 25th Anniversary Celebration. 7-9 p.m. at the Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive. Fairfax. Business casual. Light appetizers, cake, wine tasting provided by The Wine House. Children’s activities for age 5 and up. Donations welcome. 703-273-8829 or info@ODBfairfax.org. www.our-daily-bread.org.

<b>Friday/Nov. 20</b>

The GMU Players present Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen's "The Exonerated." 8 p.m. at George Mason University's Black Box Theater. $6, $3 students and seniors. 703-993-8888.

<b>Saturday/Nov. 21</b>

The Junior League of Northern Virginia Enchanted Forest, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Reston Sheraton, 11810 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston. Entertainment and crafts for children, gifts and holiday decorations to purchase, afternoon tea, silent auction, and an evening gala celebration.

Holiday Food Drive. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. next to Safeway at Courthouse Plaza, 10376 Willard Way, Fairfax City. Proceeds to benefit Our Daily Bread. www.our-daily-bread.org.

The GMU Players present Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen's "The Exonerated." 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. at George Mason University's Black Box Theater. $6, $3 students and seniors. 703-993-8888.

<b>Sunday/Nov. 22</b>

The Junior League of Northern Virginia Enchanted Forest, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Reston Sheraton, 11810 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston. Entertainment and crafts for children, gifts and holiday decorations to purchase, afternoon tea, silent auction, and an evening gala celebration.

The GMU Players present Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen's "The Exonerated." 2 p.m. at George Mason University's Black Box Theater. $6, $3 students and seniors. 703-993-8888.

The Reston Community Orchestra and Maestro Dingwall Fleary: Brand New Among the Ageless. 4 p.m. at the Reston Community Center, Hunters Woods Village Center, 2310 Colt's Neck Road, Reston. World premiere performance of Symphony No. 5 in B flat by David Ott; Symphony No. 7 in A, Op 92 by Ludwig van Beethoven and Fils du Mandarin Overture by Caesar Cui. Free, donations appreciated. www.restoncommunityorchestra.org or 703-476-9181.

<b>Monday/Nov. 23</b>

National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association, Dulles Chapter 1241. 11:30 a.m. at Amphora's Diner Deluxe, 1151 Elden St., Herndon. Walton Francis, principal author of Checkbook’s Guide to Health Plans for Federal Employees, will speak on the Federal Employees Health Benefit Program plans. $16 includes lunch. 703-435-3523 or www.vanarfe.org/1241/1241.htm.

<b>Tuesday/Nov. 24</b>

Colvin Run Community Center Weekly Dance. 7 p.m. at Colvin Run Schoolhouse, 10201 Colvin Run Road, Great Falls. $10. www.colvinrun.org.

Harvest Preschool Storytime. 11 a.m. Herndon Fortnightly Library, 768 Center St., Herndon. Stories and activities about giving thanks. Age 2-5 with adult. 703-437-8855

<b>Wednesday/Nov. 25</b>

Nation Children Charity Outreach, at the Lake Anne village center in Reston. In collaboration with the department of family services and the Reston Community Center, NACI will donate fresh food and vegetables, turkeys, clothing and more to low income, homeless and families living in the shelter. No registration required. 866-533-6629 or esther@nationchildren.org.

<b>Friday/Nov. 27</b>

Reston Chorale Carol Sing-Along. 6 p.m. at the Reston Town Center, with the annual tree lighting ceremony followed by a sing-along of holiday favorites led by members of The Reston Chorale and a brass quintet. Free. 703-834-0079 or info@restonchorale.org.

Interactive Retelling of the Thanksgiving Story. 11 a.m. at the Frying Pan Farm Park Visitor Center, 2739 West Ox Road. With Glee Mania’s Sue Cournoyer. $4. Pre-paid reservations required. 703-437-9101.

<b>Saturday/Nov. 28</b>

Weekend Bluegrass Concert Series, with Jimmy Gaudreau and Orrin Star on guitar and mandolin. 7:30 p.m. at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 1090 Sterling Road, Herndon. $15. 703-435-8377.

Our Daily Bread Holiday Food Drive. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. next to Safeway at Courthouse Plaza, 10376 Willard Way, Fairfax City. Proceeds to benefit Fairfax United Methodist Church www.our-daily-bread.org.