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<b>Thursday/Oct. 1</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.

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 have 30 minutes to play, and must pre-sign at soulcraftmusic@yahoo.com or 703-984-9114. Walk–ins only accepted if time permits. All types of music welcomed. 703-435-5467.

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>Friday/Oct. 2</b>

Weekend Bluegrass Concert Series with Highground. 8 p.m. at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 1090 Sterling Road, Herndon. Jimmy Almarode (mandolin), Rick Altis (bass), Jeff Ritchie (banjo), Larry Taylor (guitar). $12. www.holycrosslutheranchurch.net.

<b>Saturday/Oct. 3</b>

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) National Capital Area Chapter Reston Light The Night Walk. 5:30 p.m. at the Reston Town Center, to raise funds to cure blood cancers. LLS recommends a $25 donation to participate. Corporate sponsorship packages also available. 703-399-2905 or www.lightthenight.org/nca.

Reston Home Expo 2009. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Sheraton Reston Hotel. Free. Meet vendors from a cross-section of specialties and answer home improvement questions. 703-435-6503 or arlene@reston.org.

Dulles Day Family Festival and 17th Annual Plane Pull. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at Washington Dulles International Airport, behind Cargo Building 5. Follow signs on airport grounds to event parking. Admission and parking are free. The Plane Pull pits teams of 25 people in a game of "tug of war" against a FedEx jet. Proceeds benefit Special Olympics Virginia. Kids' Bus Pull, games and activities, live music and car show. Aircraft on display include military, civilian and World War II-era aircraft: P-51 Mustang "Quicksilver," F4U-5U Corsair, HU-16 Albatross and A-26 Douglas Invader, KC-135R, C-160, A-10 and more. 703-359-4301 or www.planepull.com.

Herndon High School Homecoming Parade. 9:30 a.m. "Children’s Playtime" floats, Herndon High School Marching Band, Girl Scout and Boy Scout troops and more. 703-810-2200 or www.visitherndon.com.

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>Monday/Oct. 5</b>

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

Kids Science. 3 p.m. Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston. Stories and a science experiment. Age 5-7. 703-689-2700.

<b>Tuesday/Oct. 6</b>

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

Turtle Time. 10:30 a.m. Oakton Library, 10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton. Meet a box turtle, explore the world of reptiles, and find out how you can help turtles in your neighborhood. Age 2-5 with an adult. 703-242-4020.

Literary Heroines. 7 p.m. Oakton Library, 10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen. Adults. 703-242-4020.

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>Wednesday/Oct. 7</b>

USGS Public Lecture Series: Out of Africa--Dust in the Wind, by Ginger Garrison. 7 p.m. at the U.S. Geological Survey, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston. Federal facility; photo identification required. Every year, billions of tons of fine desert dust from the Saharan Desert are transported thousands of miles through the atmosphere. What biological and chemical contaminants are hitch-hiking with the dust and how might downwind ecosystems such as coral reefs and human health be affected? 703-648-4333.

Mother Goose Time. 11 a.m. Herndon Fortnightly Library, 768 Center St., Herndon. Songs, stories and action rhymes. Birth-23 months with adult. 703-437-8855.

Herndon Book Club. 6:30 p.m. Herndon Fortnightly Library, 768 Center St., Herndon. Book Discussion Group. Adults. 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.

Student Volunteer Fair. 6:30 p.m. Oakton Library, 10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton. Opportunities for community service. 703-242-4020.

<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.

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.