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Week in Reston

Exploring the Early History of Reston

The Reston Historic Trust and the Reston Museum are exploring the early history Reston. The Reston Museum is producing another free program on Nov. 29: “The Early History of Reston—Translating the Dream to Reality.” For more information, call the Reston Museum at 703-709-7700, email restonmuseum@gmail.com, or visit www.restonmuseum.org.

The event will be held on Thursday, Nov. 29, from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m., at the Jo Ann Rose Gallery at Reston Community Center—Lake Anne Reston Community Center—Lake Anne, 1609 Washington Plaza, Reston.

Peter McCandless and Chuck Veatch, along with a panel of other early marketing experts, will present a program on the origins of Reston, the nation’s first large-scale planned community that changed the face of the suburban landscape in America. The presentation will cover Robert E. Simon Jr.’s vision for Reston, incorporating contemporary architecture and a balanced community with a mix of uses and clustered development, how the plan became “world famous,” and the market challenges facing Reston.

McCandless and Veatch were two of Simon’s first Reston employees in charge of turning the original dream into a reality.

Stroke and Osteoporosis Screenings Coming to Reston

Residents living in and around Reston can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke or bone fracture. Oakbrook Church will host Life Line Screening on Nov. 29 at 1700 Reston Parkway in Reston.

Four key points every person needs to know:

  • Stroke is the third leading cause of death and a leading cause of permanent disability;

  • 80 percent of stroke victims had no apparent warning signs prior to their stroke;

  • Preventive ultrasound screenings can help you avoid a stroke;

  • Screenings are fast, noninvasive, painless, affordable and convenient.

Screenings identify potential cardiovascular conditions such as blocked arteries and irregular heart rhythm, abdominal aortic aneurysms, and hardening of the arteries in the legs, which is a strong predictor of heart disease. A bone density screening to assess osteoporosis risk is also offered and is appropriate for both men and women.

Packages start at $149. All five screenings take 60-90 minutes to complete. For more information regarding the screenings or to schedule an appointment, call 1-877-237-1287 or visit our website at www.lifelinescreening.com. Pre-registration is required.