Week in Reston

Week in Reston

Reston Celebrates Founder’s Day

Come celebrate the 54th anniversary of Reston’s founding with your family, friends, and neighbors. Join the Reston Historic Trust and Museum (RHT) at the annual Founder’s Day event on Saturday, April 14 from 11 a.m.–4 p.m. Enjoy a full day of family-friendly activities, remember founder Robert E. Simon Jr. and the history of this special community, and rekindle your love affair with Reston.

Founder’s Day will feature two moon bounces sponsored by Reston Association (RA). Additional activities will be offered free of charge, including: children’s activities and face painting.

Musical entertainment for all ages will be provided by local artists and schools.

At noon, there will be remarks by local elected officials Janet Howell, Ken Plum, Sharon Bulova, Cathy Hudgins, Pat Hynes, and Beverly Cosham, as well as the dedication of the commemorative bricks to be placed in Lake Anne Plaza. Beverly Cosham will perform “God Bless America.”

Visitors can also join the public art tour around Lake Anne, sponsored by Public Art Reston; enjoy screenings of the film Remembering Robert Simon; and visit RCC Lake Anne and preserve your memories of Reston by participating in the Storycorps program. Local authors LaVerne Gill, Donna Andrews, and Samantha Mina will also provide insight into their books at an afternoon book-signing event. Artist Zachary Oxman will give a talk about his artwork and how Reston has impacted his creative journey.

The event will be fun for the entire family. A full schedule of activities can be found at www.restonmuseum.org/foundersday. For more information, contact the Reston Historic Trust and Museum by phone at 703-709-7700 or by email at restonmuseum@gmail.com.

Teen Job Fair to be Held at South Lakes High

Teens and young adults are invited to attend a free Teen Job Fair and Resume Building Workshop, on Saturday, April 21. The fair is open to teens in Fairfax County looking for employment or wanting tips to build their resume. More than 40 potential employers have signed up to meet with job seekers at this event.

The fair will focus on student job seekers (approximately 16 to 18 years old) looking for full time employment, after-school employment, seasonal positions, internship opportunities, or volunteer experiences. Volunteer opportunities and resume building workshops will be available for younger students looking to begin to build their resume.

The Teen Job Fair will be held at South Lakes High School (11400 South Lakes Drive, Reston), from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event is sponsored by Hunter Mill Supervisor Cathy Hudgins, Reston Chamber of Commerce, Springfield Supervisor Pat Herrity and Connection Newspapers.

Pre-registration for students is recommended (not required) and can be done online at https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/springfield/teenjobfairs. Businesses and organizations can still participate – sign up at the website above. For additional information, contact the Hunter Mill District Office at 703-478-0283.