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Ice Skating Season Begins

Ice Skating Season Begins

The Reston Town Center Ice Skating Pavilion officially opens for the 2013-2014 season with its annual fundraiser for the local non-profit organization, Reston Character Counts Coalition. On opening weekend, Nov. 2 and 3, the charity will receive 50 percent of skating rink proceeds. (Rain date: Nov. 9 and 10.) This benefit will help fund development programs offered by Reston Character Counts! Coalition, including the annual Essay and Poster Contest and sponsorship of Ethics Day at South Lakes High School. Reston Town Center Ice Skating Pavilion weekend hours are Saturday, 11 a.m. until 11 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. Adult admission is $10, and for children under 12 and adults over 55, admission is $8. Skate rental is $5. The Reston Town Center Ice Skating Pavilion is located at 1800 Discovery Street, Reston, and will be open every day, including all holidays, until March. Schedules, fees, and more information are available on the skating hotline, 703-709-6300, and online at www.restontowncenter.com/skating.

Regular hours of operation:

*Sunday, Monday, Tuesday: 11 a.m.-7 p.m.

*Wednesday, Thursday: 11 a.m.-10 p.m.

*Friday, Saturday: 11 a.m.-11 p.m.

Women’s Club to Discuss Lifelong Learning Institute

The guest speaker for the November General Meeting of the Women's Club of Greater Reston will be Carol Henderson, the Reston coordinator for Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. She will talk about what OLLI is and what it offers. OLLI courses are offered in Fairfax, Reston and Loudoun County. This presentation is in time to register for the next semester courses, starting in January.

The meeting is Thursday, Nov. 21 at 10 a.m. at the Lake Anne Community Center, 1609-A Washington Plaza in Reston. It is free and open to the public. (No need to be a Reston resident.) Refreshments provided.

For more information, visit www.restonnewcomers.org or call Sharon at 571-201-8719.

Reston Hospital Center to Host Girls’ Day Out Event

Reston Hospital Center invites friends, sisters, mothers and colleagues for a day of pampering when they host their annual Girls’ Day Out event taking place on Saturday, Nov. 2. This women’s health expo celebrates women and provides a full day of activities, such as a keynote luncheon, free health screenings, shopping and breakout sessions on a variety of topics. The day kicks off with a luncheon featuring keynote speaker Beth Cabrera, Ph.D., of Cabrera Insights, who thrives on empowering women to live authentic, meaningful lives with a positive psychology approach for achieving greater success and well-being. The afternoon will be filled with breakout sessions—from skincare trends, to “pink toolbox” household fix it tips, and financial planning to self-defense. Last year more than 200 women across the Metro region attended the event.

The event will be held from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Westfields Marriott. Registration is $35 and tickets may be purchased at restonhospital.com/spirit.