Week in Reston

Week in Reston

Teen Dies, Man Charged in Reston Shooting

A 17-year-old Reston boy who sustained a gunshot wound on Friday, Oct. 18 was pronounced dead early Sunday, Oct. 20. Police identified the deceased as Juan Carlos Godoy of Cameron Crescent Drive, Reston.

Police were called to a home in the 2200 block of Marginella Drive at around 10:15 a.m. for a report of a person who had been shot. The injured person was flown to the hospital and police began their investigation to determine the circumstances surrounding the injury.

Detectives identified the teen and are following up on numerous leads and pieces of information. Police are still determining all of the circumstances surrounding the incident and whether or not it was accidental or suspicious in nature.

Javier DeJesus Martinez, 26, of 2274 Marginella Drive, an acquaintance of the victim, was charged with possession of firearm by an illegal alien.

The investigation is continuing and additional charges may be pending.

AAUW to Discuss Barriers to Affordable Community Colleges

Dr. Catherine Hill, director of research for the American Association of University Women, will be the featured speaker at the AAUW program at Oakton Public Library on Saturday, Oct. 26 beginning at 12:30 p.m. The program is free and open to the public. The Oakton Library is located at 10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton.

Dr. Hill will talk about the AAUW report Women in Community College: Access to Success, which identifies challenges facing student parents and opportunities in STEM fields, as well as how community colleges can provide more women with a reliable path to opportunity and economic security.

For more information, contact Sandy Lawrence at 703-569-1588.

Exclusive Trunk Show at Midtown Jewelers

To help celebrate the March of Dimes 75th anniversary, local Washington, D.C. jewelry designer Alberto Parada will host a give-back event at Midtown Jewelers, 11990 Market St., Reston, which will donate 10 percent of all proceeds from sales Thursday, Oct. 24 through Saturday, Oct. 26 to support the March of Dimes work of helping moms have full-term pregnancies and healthy babies.

Parada, a self-taught designer, will showcase his latest pieces at Midtown Jewelers throughout the weekend. Drawing inspiration from the natural beauty of his native South America, Parada is known for his commitment to providing a high-quality product that is both environmentally and socially responsible. Some of his celebrity fans include Camille Grammar, Vanessa Williams, Mila Jovovich, Star Jones, Kyle Richards and Taryn Manning.

Founded by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1938, the March of Dimes has been a leading organization in saving lives by supporting community programs, research, vaccines and breakthroughs that benefit every baby.

Volunteers Sought for Halloween House and Trick-or-Treat Trail

Halloween House and Trick-or-Treat Trail to be held on Friday, Oct. 25 and Saturday, Oct. 26 at Walker Nature Center—11450 Glade Drive, Reston, from 4:30-9:30 p.m. —needs volunteers who will receive pizza dinner and must stay for the whole shift.

Teens and adult volunteers are needed at this event. Volunteers between ages of 12-14 must have an adult chaperone. Volunteers 15 through adult are eligible to be a costumed character.

All costumes and scripts will be provided. Volunteers will receive talking points and suggested dialogue. Volunteers will receive their script at orientation. If they can only commit to only one night, that's also fine.

Costumed Character Positions: Skeleton #2—Friday only; Superhero Storm—Friday and Saturday.

Myrtle the Turtle character & Escort—Friday only. This job requires standing and walking.

Concessions—one volunteer Friday: Preparation, serving and selling popcorn, cotton candy and beverages.

Halloween Bead Bracelets—two volunteers Saturday to help children make Halloween bead bracelets. Materials provided.

Trick or Treat Trail Assistant (Start)—one volunteer Friday. Welcome patrons to the trail, check for hand stamps, explain the rules of the trail and hand out trick-or-treat bags.

For more information or to volunteer contact Ha Brock at habrock@reston.org or 703-435-7986.