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Week in Reston

Week in Reston

Reston Farmers Market Opens May 4

It’s that time again: Fresh, locally grown veggies and fruits from your favorite farmers are back. So are the wonderful meats, fresh baked goodies, kettle corn, honeys and flowers. In addition, the Reston Farmers Market at Lake Anne will feature for the first time the freshest seafood from the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries; first certified organic vegetable and fruit producer; and, a new soft ice cream and fresh milk vendor. Open Saturdays 8 a.m. until 12 noon at Lake Anne. For more information, go to www.restonfarmersmarket.com. The Reston Farmers Market is sponsored by the Fairfax County Park Authority.

Rescue Reston to Hold Fundraiser

Rescue Reston Spring into Action Rally will be held on Sunday, May 5, 5-10 p.m., at Hidden Creek Country Club, 1711 Clubhouse Road, Reston. Join fellow rescuers to eat, drink, bid on silent auction items to raise money to save Reston's open space. Silent Auction will provide financial support to Rescue Reston's attorneys to present a written statement before the hearing at the Board of Zoning Appeals hearing. $65. RSVP required. 571-205-8874 or www.RescueReston.org/events

FranNet to Host Franchise Fair

The Capital Area Franchise Fair, the semi-annual learning event hosted by FranNet of Virginia in partnership with the Community Business Partnership and SCORE, will help prospective entrepreneurs explore franchise options that fit with their financial, professional and personal goals. Experts will be sharing advice about: the best franchise fit, industry trends, the franchise business model, local regulations affecting franchises, and how to fund a franchise. FranNet of Virginia is a franchise matchmaking service in Virginia and DC that provides free counseling as well as educational seminars to entrepreneurs through SCORE and the Virginia Small Business Development Centers; government agencies; and local military bases.

The fair will be held on Wednesday, May 15, 1-5:30 p.m. at the Reston Association Conference Center, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive in Reston. Tickets cost $35 ($45 at the door). Register at http://franchisefairspring2013.eventbrite.com/. For questions, contact Heather Rosen at 703-291-0939 or hrosen@frannet.com.