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<b>Thursday/Sept. 3</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.

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.

Classic Tales n' Tunes. 11 a.m. Oakton Library, 10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton. Music, stories, puppets and movement with Spanish and ASL. Donations of household products and school supplies to assist at risk families will be collected. 703-242-4020.

<b>Friday/Sept. 4</b>

Herndon Without Hunger, an initiative to distribute free food to families in need during Ramadan. 4-6 p.m. at the Herndon Fortnightly Library. Sponsored by the Foundation for Immediate and Appropriate Temporary Help (FAITH), a non-profit organization that also runs a food pantry in Herndon. 571-323-2198 or info@faithus.org.

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

Sunset Sessions. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at Champps Americana, 11694 Plaza America Drive, Reston. Eight DJs spinning electronic and house music, Ice Luge, Pong Table and more. 703-318-7600.

<b>Saturday/Sept. 5</b>

Sing-Along With Miss Belle. 10:30 a.m. Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston. Songs and hugs for everyone. Birth-5 with adult. 703-689-2700.

<b>Sunday/Sept. 6</b>

Nation’s Capital Jaguar Owners Club 45th Annual Concours d’Elegance, on Market Street, Reston Town Center, Reston. Jaguar car show and competitive judging event, including almost every vintage from the 1927 Swallow to today’s 2009 XF Premium. Registration 8-10 a.m., vehicle preparation 10-10:30 a.m., judging of cars10:30 a.m.-2 p.m., and award ceremony 2:30 p.m.-3 p.m. 571-213-1847 or www.ncjoc.org.

Jimmy's Tavern Annual 9/11 Memorial Bike Run & Pig Roast. Live Music starting at 12 p.m., Run registration begins at 9 a.m. $25 per rider includes breakfast buffet, raffle ticket, pig roast buffet and more. 150-mile scenic ride returns approximately 4:15 p.m. Prizes awarded. Buffet $20 adults, $8 children. Proceeds from the Run benefit local fallen firefighters and the Herndon Fraternal Order of Police. 703-470-4014 or jimmy@jimmystavern.com.

<b>Monday/Sept. 7</b>

Herndon Labor Day Jazz & Wine Festival. 12-6 p.m. on the Town Green in historic downtown Herndon. Regional and national jazz performers, wine tastings from up to a dozen Virignia wineries and artists with a variety of handmade items for sale. Refreshements available. $5; $15 with tasting. 703-787-7300.

<b>Tuesday/Sept. 8</b>

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/Sept. 9</b>

The Virginia Spine Institute Community Blood Drive. 2-8 p.m. in the American Red Cross Bloodmobile at The Virginia Spine Institute, 1831 Wiehle Ave., Reston. Schedule appointments with Linda Brock, 703-709-1114 ext. 137 or lbrock@spinemd.com.

Reston Garden Club Meeting. 1 p.m. at the Lake Anne Community Center. Claudia Thompson-Deahl, Environmental Resource Manager of Reston Association, on invasive plants. www.restongardenclub.org.

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

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

<b>Thursday/Sept. 10</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.

Drop-In Story Hour. 11 a.m. Herndon Fortnightly Library, 768 Center St., Herndon. Enjoy picture books. All ages. 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.

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

<b>Friday/Sept. 11</b>

Herndon Without Hunger, an initiative to distribute free food to families in need during Ramadan. 4-6 p.m. at the Herndon Fortnightly Library. Sponsored by the Foundation for Immediate and Appropriate Temporary Help (FAITH), a non-profit organization that also runs a food pantry in Herndon. 571-323-2198 or info@faithus.org.

Northern Virginia Photographic Society Artists’ Reception, 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the United States Geological Survey (USGS) Building, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston. Light refreshments will be served. The exhibit will also be open to the public Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. through Sept. 29. USGS.gov or NVPS.org/exhibits.

Just Friends. 1 p.m. at the Herndon Senior Center, 873 Grace St., Herndon. A five-piece combo from Great Falls, featuring two flutists, guitar, string bass and percussion performing American popular music from the 1920s to the 1960s. 703-464-6200 or www.bendermelodies.com.

Artist’s Reception, 6-8 p.m. at Artworks Gallery & Studio, 11411-G Sunset Hills Road, Reston. Great Falls artist Mary Ellen Mogee in a "Life Flows On," followed by a three day show from Sept. 11-13. The gallery will be open Friday and Saturday, 12-8 p.m. and Sunday, 12-6 p.m. MyArtandSoul@gmail.com.

<b>Saturday/Sept. 12</b>

Great Grapes! Wine, Arts & Food Festival. 12-6 p.m. at Reston Town Center, 11811 Freedom Drive, Reston. Over 100 unique wines. Gourmet cooking demonstrations. $20 online or $25 on-site includes souvenir wine glass, samples, all performances and cooking demonstrations. 2-Day Ticket $30 online. Designated Driver Ticket $15. Age 12 and under free. www.uncorkthefun.com.

Weekend Bluegrass Concert Series with Bill Emerson and Sweet Dixie. 7:30 p.m. at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 1090 Sterling Road, Herndon. $15, reservations recommended. 703-435-8377 or www.bluegrassville.com/billemerson.

The Reston-Herndon Branch of the American Association of University Women Fall 2009 membership event, 10:30 at the Reston Regional Library. Featuring Ellen Kaminsky, The Elevator Speech Therapist. Participants will learn about AAUW and network with professional women. 703-476-0029 or www.AAUWofva.org/branches/reston.

Writers Workshop. 1 p.m. Oakton Library, 10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton. Author John Gilstrap shares writing tips with hopeful writers. Cosponsored by the Friends of Oakton Library. Age 15 & up. 703-242-4020.

<b>Sunday/Sept. 13</b>

Great Grapes! Wine, Arts & Food Festival. 12-6 p.m. at Reston Town Center, 11811 Freedom Drive, Reston. $20 online or $25 on-site. Designated Driver Ticket $15. Age 12 and under free. www.uncorkthefun.com.

AARP Dulles Chapter Classic Car Show. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. in Herndon near the Municipal Center and Town Hall. Auction, raffles, food and fun. Free admission for spectators, car registration $15. Proceeds will provide scholarship support to nurse practitioners specializing in geriatric nursing at George Mason University. www.AARPdulles.org/classic1 or brent@AARPdulles.org.

<b>Monday/Sept. 14</b>

Web Spinners. 3 p.m. Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston. Myths about spiders, and how they actually help in homes and nature. 703-689-2700.

<b>Tuesday/Sept. 15</b>

Wendi Kaufman will discuss where 'A Lesson Before Dying' fits into the larger literary tradition. 6:45 p.m. at Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston. 703-689-2700.

Literary Heroines Book Club. 7 p.m. Oakton Library, 10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton. Explore the role of female characters in the classics. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. Adults. 703-242-4020.

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/Sept. 16</b>

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

Book Discussion. 7:15 p.m. Oakton Library, 10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton. After This by Alice McDermott. Adults. 703-242-4020.

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

Registration for English Class for Parents. 5 p.m. Herndon Fortnightly Library, 768 Center St., Herndon. Group English instruction for parents while children participate in activities. 703-437-8855.

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

<b>Thursday, September 17</b>

Astrobiology At Great Falls Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. 7 p.m. Free. With Michael Summers, Department of Physics and Astronomy, George Mason University. Part of a series sponsored by the Analemma Society and the Great Falls Library to celebrate 2009, The International Year of Astronomy. 703-757-8560.

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.

Fall into Colors. 11 a.m. Oakton Library, 10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton. Explore the colors of fall with stories, songs and activities. Age 3-5 with adult. 703-242-4020.

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>Saturday/Sept. 19</b>

Reston Museum Re-Opening, 12-5 p.m. at 1639 Washington Plaza, Lake Anne Village Center. A collection related to Reston's history, development, architecture, government, culture, and social life from 1965 to the present. The museum will be open Tuesday through Sunday, 12-5 p.m. 703-709-7700 or www.restonmuseum.org.

<b>Sunday/Sept. 20</b>

Art and Crafts Show, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Sunset Hills Montessori School, 11180 Ridge Heights Road, Reston. Jewelry, fine oil and watercolor paintings, wearable fiber art, holiday crafts, photography and handmade stationary. Light snacks will be sold.

<b>Monday/Sept. 21</b>

Paws to Read. 4 p.m. Oakton Library, 10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton. Sign up to read to our reading therapy dog. Call to register. Ages 6-8 with an adult. 703-242-4020.

<b>Wednesday/Sept. 23</b>

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

Fall for Autumn Early Literacy Storytime. 11 a.m. Herndon Fortnightly Library, 768 Center St., Herndon. Celebrate the coming of autumn. Age 2-5 with adult. 703-437-8855.

Semi-Annual Used Book Sale. 5 p.m. Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston. 703-689-2700.

<b>Thursday/Sept. 24</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.

Semi-Annual Used Book Sale. 10 a.m. Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston. 703-689-2700.

<b>Friday/Sept. 25</b>

Semi-Annual Used Book Sale. 10 a.m. Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston. 703-689-2700.

<b>Saturday/Sept. 26</b>

Reston Multicultural Festival, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Reston Community Center. Entertainment, food, displays, and fun for all ages on the plaza. Attendees are invited to dress in costume of their culture. Admission and activities are free. www.restoncommunitycenter.com/arts_community_MCF.shtml

Weekend Bluegrass Concert Series with Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen. 7:30 p.m. at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 1090 Sterling Road, Herndon. $15, reservations recommended. 703-435-8377 or www.franksolivanii.com.

Library Card Sign-up Month Craft Time. 11 a.m. Herndon Fortnightly Library, 768 Center St., Herndon. Celebrate libraries by making bookmarks. Hear stories about libraries. 703-437-8855.

Semi-Annual Used Book Sale. 10 a.m. Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston. 703-689-2700.

<b>Sunday/Sept. 27</b>

Semi-Annual Used Book Sale. 1 p.m. Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston. 703-689-2700.

<b>Tuesday/Sept. 29</b>

PJs and Teddy Bears Storytime. 6:30 p.m. Herndon Fortnightly Library, 768 Center St., Herndon. Wear PJs and bring teddy bears to enjoy bedtime stories and activities. Age 2-5 with adult. 703-437-8855.

<b>Wednesday/Sept. 30</b>

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

Financial Workshop. 7:30 p.m. Oakton Library, 10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton. Learn finance and investment tips for today's economic climate. Adults. 703-242-4020.