Week in Reston

Week in Reston

Week in Reston

Celebrating Reston’s 49th, Simon’s 99th Birthdays

Join Reston Historic Trust and the Reston Museum at Founder’s Day to celebrate Reston’s 49th and founder Robert E. Simon, Jr.’s 99th birthdays on Saturday, April 13, noon-4 p.m. The theme of this year’s event is “Looking Forward.” Festivities begin at noon with remarks by elected officials, followed by Beverly Cosham singing “God Bless America.”

Musical entertainment continues, featuring selections from the upcoming performance of Xandau by the South Lakes High School Theatre Arts Department, and songs from the past by the Bobby Pins of the Reston Chorale. Following the dedication of the newly-installed commemorative bricks, everyone is invited to join in singing “Happy Birthday” to Mr. Simon, while enjoying birthday cupcakes at the Reston Museum at 1 p.m.

The third annual Founder’s Day Hunt begins at 1:30 p.m. at the Reston Museum, Lake Anne Plaza. Participants will be given clues that direct them to 10 Reston locations, where they will receive stickers proving they have found each site. Return to the museum by 3:30 p.m. when participants will receive medals and be eligible for a drawing of three fine prizes. Children with parents are welcome to participate. Automobile travel is required as the sites are distributed throughout the Reston community.

For more information, call 703-709-7700, e-mail restonmuseum@gmail.com, or visit www.restonmuseum.org.

‘Reduce. Re-use. Recycle. Reston!’ on April 17

Reston Town Center announces the eighth R4 Collection Day: Reduce. Re-use. Recycle. Reston on Wednesday, April 17, 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. in front of the Reston Town Center Pavilion, 11900 Market Street. Reston Town Center is partnering with a number of groups that will be on-site to collect used items for recycling and re-use, including: Bikes for the World (bicycles, portable sewing machines and hand tools); Reston Lions Club (eyeglasses, hearing aids); True Shred (document disposal on site); and Turtle Wings (computers and other electronics—removal and destruction of computer hard drives provided on site).

From 1 p.m. until 4 p.m., vehicles can access the R4 unloading area by entering Market Street off Presidents Street at the east end of Reston Town Center (near Ann Taylor). No fees are charged for this collection service. Reston Town Center will accept specific items, listed online, at R4 Collection Day: Reduce. Re-use. Recycle. Reston, and full information is also available at www.restontowncenter.com.

Del. Rust in Kidney Walk

On Sunday, April 21, at 2 p.m., Del. Tom Rust (R-86) with volunteers from the Team Rust walk team will join hundreds of residents of the Reston and greater Herndon area for the 2013 Northern Virginia Kidney Walk at the Reston Town Center. The National Kidney Foundation’s Kidney Walk will help fund the foundation’s initiatives in awareness, prevention, and treatment of kidney disease and the need for organ donation.

“This is an issue that hits close to home,” said Del. Rust. “I have two people very close to me with diabetes, and kidney health is something that we are all very much aware of. … I hope that residents in the Reston and Herndon areas will consider participating in the walk with us. Of every dollar raised, 81 cents goes to vital services that support education, treatment and patient support programs.”

Del. Rust is serving as honorary chair of the Northern Virginia Kidney Walk and is working with representatives from the National Kidney Foundation to increase participation in this year’s walk. Those interested in volunteering with the Team Rust walk team can call Rust’s legislative office at 703-437-9400 or email trust@tomrust.org.