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Week in Reston

A Hike to Ancient Rocky Outcrops

Reston Museum presents “A Hike to Ancient Rocky Outcrops along Twin Branches and Lake Audubon Trails,”

Saturday, Nov. 10, at 1 p.m. Meet at the Walker Nature Center, 11050 Glade Drive, Reston (near intersection of Glade Drive and Soapstone).

Gary Nobles of USGS and Dr. Robert Ridky, national education coordinator of the USGS, will tell the story of these ancient rocks and lead a two-and-a-half mile walk along Twin Branches and Lake Audubon trails to see the rocky outcrops. At 1 p.m., join a brief orientation at Nature House, complete with maps, analyses and fascinating observations before heading out on the trail.

Reston straddles the edge of the sedimentary rocks of the Triassic lowland and the western margin of the crystalline rocks of the Piedmont. The rocks of this area capture a dynamic story of compression, folding, faulting from plate tectonic forces that extends back more than 600 million years.

Carpools to the Nature Center will leave from the Reston Museum, 1639 Washington Plaza, and also from 20190 Lake Anne Village Center at 12:30 p.m. For information call 703-709-7700 or visit www.restonmuseum.org on the web.

IPAR to Honor Public Art Supporters

The Initiative for Public Art—Reston (IPAR) will celebrate another year of making art and culture a vibrant part of everyday life at its IPAR Annual Reception, Thursday, Nov. 15, 6-8 p.m. at Midtown, Reston Town Center.

The public is invited to join the party, which honors the people, businesses and organizations that have contributed to the achievements and growth of IPAR and make public art a reality in Reston. In the past, recipients have included Jen Sterling, founder and president of Red Thinking and former chairman of the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce, and documentary filmmakers Rebekah Wingert-Jabi and Vicki Wingert. This year’s honorees will be announced at the reception. And, as in year’s past, plans for new projects also will be announced.

A live auction, conducted by Del. Ken Plum, will include: a chef’s table for eight at Mon Ami Gabi restaurant in Reston Town Center, a one-night stay at the Hyatt Regency Reston and a gift certificate for dinner at Morton’s, an original necklace by artist Pam Tobey, two tickets to any show of choice at Reston Community Center’s CenterStage, two tickets to Greater Reston Arts Center’s annual Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival pre-party, and more.

Catering is by Chef Cynthia Stowers and her culinary arts students from South Lakes High School, and the South Lakes High School String Quartet entertains.

IPAR Executive Director, Anne Delaney said the event is “Both fun and important, this annual event supports IPAR and its mission to create a new generation of public artworks in Reston. Public art contributes to the quality of life of the community. It inspires, engages and challenges both the mind and heart. Anyone who has enjoyed IPAR’s projects (permanent and temporary) and its outreach programs—like its current exhibition on Reston’s public art history at the Reston Museum—should attend this event. So should all those who would like to learn more about us.”

Single $50 tickets and sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, visit the IPAR website at, www.publicartreston.com.

Knee, Hip Pain to Be Discussed

Creaky, achy joints are not a natural part of aging. Join Dr. Mark Madden of Commonwealth on Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 6 p.m. at Reston Hospital Center, Classroom C, 1850 Town Center Parkway in Reston for a discussion of common causes of knee and hip pain and the latest treatment options. Light refreshments will be served. This event is free but reservations are required. Call 1-877-689-DOCS (3627) to reserve your spot. For more information, visit restonhospital.com and select Events & Classes.

Discussing Causes and Treatment of Back Pain

Back pain affects 80 percent of Americans and is one of the most common reasons people go to the doctor or miss work. Join Dr. Brian Subach, of Virginia Spine Institute, on Thursday, Nov. 15 at Reston Hospital Center, Classroom C, 1850 Town Center Parkway in Reston, for a discussion of common causes for back pain and the latest treatment options. Light refreshments will be served. This event is free but reservations are required. Call 1-877-689-DOCS (3627) to reserve your spot. For more information, visit www.restonhospital.com and select Events & Classes.