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<b>Thursday/Oct. 8</b>

Farmers' Market at Reston Town Center Pavilion. 3:30 p.m. at Reston Town Center, 11900 Market St., Reston. Locally grown fruits and vegetables, locally raised meats and poultry, bread and cheese, salsa and sausage. 703-689-4699.

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.

Wine Tasting Lake Anne Florist. 5–7 p.m. Free samplings of Virginia wines and savings on purchases: 10% off per bottle, 15% per case.

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

<b>Saturday/Oct. 10</b>

Melody Night with violinist Ustad Delshad Hussain Khan. 7 p.m. at the Sheraton Reston Hotel, Reston. Instrumental South Asian music fused with international sounds. 703-466-0557 or www.ustaddilshadhussainkhan.com.

Family Birdwalk, Brown's Chapel, Reston. 8:30-10:30 a.m. Share the beauty of birds with the entire family. This outing, designed especially for families with children 6-12 years old, will involve an easy walk along park and woodland trails. Learn to identify and appreciate birds commonly seen around here in the fall. Bring binoculars if you have them. info@audubonva.org.

Two authors coming to Barnes & Noble in Reston for Educator's Appreciation Reception: Nancy Krulik, author of the children's series Katie Kazoo Switheroo, will be there to meet and greet and sign books from 10 a.m. – 12 noon. Local author Jason Killian Meath has written for the Images of America Series, Hollywood on the Potomac, highlighting the love affair between the worlds of Hollywood glamour and Washington politically elite. He joins a 1 p.m. discussion and signing. Free and open to public.

<b>Sunday/Oct. 11</b>

Merrifield Lion’s Club All You Can Eat Crab Feast. 1-4 p.m. at the Dunn Loring Fire Department, 2128 Gallows Road, Dunn Loring. Live music, crabs, hotdogs, cole slaw, soft drinks and more. Beer available for nominal charge. Adult advance tickets $37, $15 under age 12; adults at the door $39. 703-573-2733 or m.armendaris@gmail.com.

Birdwalk: Buttermilk Creek to Colvin Run. 7:30-10:30 a.m. Walk through forest, stream valley and a marshy area near Lake Fairfax that we have not explored before. info@audubonva.org.

"Discovery: Thirty Year Retrospective." Dr. Harvey Austin will return to Reston for his one-man, one-day Art Show from 1 to 5 p.m. This exhibition for viewing and sale of Dr. Austin's work will be at The Austin-Weston Center for Cosmetic Surgery, 1825 Samuel Morse Drive, Reston, VA 20190. Dr. Austin founded the practice in 1978, moving from McLean to Reston in 2000. During his 40 years as a plastic surgeon, Dr. Austin continuously sketched and caricatured the profiles of his colleagues, associates and other prominent and interesting people. More than 130 of these framed portraits will be available for purchase at the event. Fifty percent of the net proceeds will go charity. His work may be viewed on www.HarveyAustin.com

<b>Tuesday/Oct. 13</b>

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

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/Oct. 14</b>

Stories From India. 11 a.m. Herndon Fortnightly Library, 768 Center St., Herndon. Celebrate Diwali, the Festival of Lights, with stories from India and a traditional craft. Age 2-5 with adult. 703-437-8855.

English Conversation Group. 10 a.m. Oakton Library, 10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton. English practice for adult non-native speakers . 703-242-4020.

Book Discussion. 10:30 a.m. Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston. Call for title. Adults. 703-689-2700.

Fall Into Fall. 10:30 a.m. Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston. Stories and craft decorations to create. Age 3-5 with adult. 703-689-2700.

<b>Thursday/Oct. 15</b>

Farmers' Market at Reston Town Center Pavilion. 3:30 p.m. at Reston Town Center, 11900 Market St., Reston. Locally grown fruits and vegetables, locally raised meats and poultry, bread and cheese, salsa and sausage. 703-689-4699.

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

"Looking Your Best At Any Age" with Beauty Consultant, Kathy Steinman. The Greater Reston Newcomers and Neighbors Club (GRNNC), 10 a.m. at St. John Neumann Church, 11900 Lawyers Rd., Reston. For more information call the Membership Chairperson at (703) 437-6866 and visit www.restonnewcomers.org

<b>Friday/Oct. 16</b>

Used Book Sale. All day. Oakton Library, 10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton. 703-242-4020.

<b>Saturday/Oct. 17</b>

Stream Cleanup. 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Free. All ages. 703-435-7986 or at habrock@reston.org. Site locations include:

*Upper Snakeden Branch. Meet at Hunters Woods Village Center.

*Middle Snakeden Branch. Meet at Soapstone Road.

*Nature Center. Meet at pavilion.

*Colvin Run. Meet at Tall Oaks Pool.

*Stevenage Road. Meet at Reston North Park.

Eighth Annual Reston Home Tour. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. A self-guided tour of five private homes in Reston, including two located at Lake Anne. Proceeds benefit the Reston Museum. Tickets $30 at www.restonmuseum.org. 703-709-7700.

Family Fun Day at Reston Heights, at 11750 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston. 12-5 p.m. Reston Interfaith’s Walk to End Homelessness begins at 11:30 a.m. Live music and entertainment, face painting, food and drink, car show and more. Reston-heights.com/festival or 703-476-9377.

Murder in Movieland. 7 p.m. Herndon Fortnightly Library, 768 Center St., Herndon. Meet colorful Hollywood characters, gather evidence and figure out whodunit. Adults. 703-437-8855.

Used Book Sale. All day. Oakton Library, 10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton. 703-242-4020.

Paint a Fun Halloween Figurine. 11 a.m. Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston. Presented by Clay Cafe Studios of Chantilly. Fired and glazed figurines will be returned to the library one week later. Age 6-12. 703-689-2700.

<b>Sunday/Oct. 18</b>

Photo Exhibit. The Herndon Senior Center and the Vietnamese Photographic Society invite the community to a free display of photographs from around the world from 2 to 4 p.m. at 873

Grace Street in Herndon, VA 20170. For further information, call the center at 703 464-6200. There is no admission fee.