Entertainment Calendar: Reston, Herndon
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Entertainment Calendar: Reston, Herndon

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Ongoing

Senior Olympics. The Northern Virginia Senior Olympics features more than 60 events that challenge the mind as well as the body. New games this year: jigsaw puzzle and line-dancing. The public is invited, free of charge, to all NVSO events. The games run through Sept. 28. There will be no on-site registration for participants. Visit www.nvso.us.

Herndon Farmers Market. Thursdays, through mid-November, 8 a.m-12:30 p.m. in Historic Downtown Herndon, Lynn Street. Vendors will offer seasonal plants, produce, baked goods, meats and more; all sold by local growers and producers. Additional enhancements to the market include seasonal events and entertainment, including "Farmers' Market Fun Days," free performances for the whole family. Visit www.herndon-va.gov/FarmersMarket for more.

Reston Farmers Market. Saturdays, through Dec. 7, 8 a.m.-noon at Lake Anne Village Center, 1609-A Washington Plaza, Reston. The largest of the Fairfax County Farmers Markets. SNAP accepted, bonus dollar program. Closed Saturday, Sept. 28 for the Reston Multicultural Festival. For list of vendors and more information, visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/farmersmarkets/reston.

Thursday/Sept. 19

Weekend Food for Kids. 10-11:30 a.m. at Dominion Energy, 3072 Centreville Road, Herndon. Assistance League of Northern Virginia, a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization, invites community members to help pack food for its Weekend Food for Kids program, providing nonperishable food over the weekend to children who receive free or reduced-price meals during the school year at Title I schools in Fairfax and Prince William Counties and the City of Alexandria. Arrive at 9:30 to help with setup. Free. Email info@alnv.org or visit www.alnv.org for more.

Friday/Sept. 20

The Storytime Social Hour. 11 a.m. at Scrawl Books, 11911 Freedom Drive, Reston. Every Friday, moms, dads, caregivers and kids are invited to join a Storytime Social Hour. Scrawl will provide coffee and treats for the adults; stories and fun for the little people. Make new friends or meet up with neighbors. Visit www.scrawlbooks.com or call 703-966-2111.

Batty Myth-Busting. 7-8:30 p.m. at Lake Fairfax Park, 1400 Lake Fairfax Drive, Reston. Separate fact from fiction with the “Let’s Get Batty” program at Lake Fairfax Park. Park staff will debunk some common myths about our friendly bat neighbors and provide information about a deadly fungus that is threatening their population. The program also includes a short naturalist-led hike. Designed for participants age 7-adult. $7 per person. Call 703-471-5414 or visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/lake-fairfax.

Friday-Saturday/Sept. 20-21

Kids Wish Kids Good Night. 7-8 p.m. at Frying Pan Farm Park, 2709 West Ox Road, Herndon. Put a new twist on the bedtime routine by letting children wish a good night to the animals at Frying Pan Farm Park. Bring a flashlight or lantern for this twilight tour and learn how farm animals settle down for the night. For participants age 3-adult. $10 per person, and children must be accompanied by a registered adult. Dress for the weather. Call 703-437-9101 or visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/frying-pan-park.

Saturday/Sept. 21

Susco 8K/2K. 8:30 a.m. at South Lakes High School, Seahawks Drive, Reston. Tom and Nancy Susco of Reston, will host their final Susco 8K/2K in memory of their son Tim Susco. For 12 years, the Susco’s have sponsored this family friendly, community event to promote brain aneurysm research and organ donation awareness. Rain or shine. Visit susco8k.com to register or donate.

Native Plant Sale. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Runnymede Park, 195 Herndon Parkway, Herndon. Pre-orders accepted – visit each vendor’s website (Watermark Woods, of Hamilton, and Nature By Design, of Alexandria), check inventory and availability, send an email. Pick-up and pay at Runnymede Park during the sale Sponsored by Friends of Runnymede Park. Free admission. Call 703-615-7855 or visit www.frpweb.org for more.

The Bookworms Club. 11 a.m. at Scrawl Books, 11911 Freedom Drive, Reston. Young readers are invited to join Scrawl’s all-new and completely free Bookworms Club. Explore a new theme each week with picture books, special guests and most often, authors. Readers are welcome to join or participate any time. Visit www.scrawlbooks.com or call 703-966-2111.

Kylie Xiu Clifford Benefit. 2-5 p.m. at The Breeze Restaurant, 781 Station St., Herndon. A celebration to benefit First Candle and Washington Regional Transplant Community in memory of Kylie Xiu who died of SIDS and would have turned 16 on Sept. 1. Silent auction and raffle. Email katclifford@mac.com or call 703-568-6551 for more.

Writers Panel. 2 p.m. at Sunrise Senior Living, 1778 Fountain Drive, Reston. A panel of writers, aging from 15 to 100 years old, will discuss their work and celebrate the importance of writing at any age. Panel includes a 93-year-old memoirist who writes about her days during the Great Depression and an 84-year-old retired senior CIA analyst who takes us inside the spy world. Dessert reception with the authors afterward. Free and open to the public. Contact 703-956-8930 or Reston.DOS@sunriseseniorliving.com.

Re-Imagined. 7:30-9 p.m. at United Christian Parish of Reston, 11508 N. Shore Drive, Reston. Maestro Dimitar Nikolov conducts the Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Greater Washington. Program includes Claude Debussy/Wolfgang Renz: Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune; George Gershwin/Iain Farrington: An American in Paris; and Modest Moussorgsky/Wolfgang Renz: Pictures at an Exhibition – reimagined for chamber orchestra. A reception will follow. $0-$30 at www.pacodc.org/#tickets.

A Conversation with Fran Lebowitz. 8 p.m. at RCC Hunters Woods – the CenterStage, 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston. Fran Lebowitz’s essays and interviews offer her acerbic views on current events and the media, as well as pet peeves including tourists, baggage claim areas, aftershave lotion, adults who roller skate, children who speak French, or anyone who is unduly tan. $25-$35. Visit purchase.tickets.com/buy/TicketPurchase?orgid=31908&pid=8737280 to purchase tickets. Call 703-476-4500 or visit www.restoncommunitycenter.com/.

Spend an Evening with NCNW. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. at Leesburg Fire House Banquet Hall, 215 Loudoun St., SW in Leesburg. Join the Reston-Dulles Section, National Council of Negro Women for dancing, food and drinks (BYOB). Raffles and door prizes. Everyone is invited to attend. Hotel information is available. Email us at info@ncnwrestondulles.org for details. $25 in advance; $30 at the door. Tickets available at ncnwrestondulles.org/party-tickets.

Sept. 21-Nov. 3

Fall Pumpkin Festival. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at Ticonderoga Farms, 26469 Ticonderoga Road, Chantilly. Enjoy the changing of the leaves and the cool crisp air in the great outdoors at our Fall Pumpkin Festival. $11-$18. Visit www.ticonderoga.com.

Sunday/Sept. 22

13th annual Tri 4 Love Race. In December 2006, Taylor Love, at the age of 18 months, was diagnosed with a deadly childhood cancer called neuroblastoma. Today, Taylor is cancer free, but not without many side effects resulting from lifesaving but toxic treatments. Tri for Love is an event for both rookie and veteran athletes; individual and team participation is welcome. Tri for Love begins at The Herndon Community Center with a 400-yard indoor swim, transitioning to a 15.4 mile W&OD Trail bike ride. The event finishes with a 5k run in and around the W&OD bike and horse trail. Tri for Love Triathlon is USAT sanctioned. To register, visit www. tri4love.shutterfly.com or email tri4love@hotmail.com.

Gyotaku at Lake Fairfax. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Lake Fairfax Park, 1400 Lake Fairfax Drive, Reston. Get in the swim about “Gyotaku,” the ancient Japanese custom of fish printing, with a program at Lake Fairfax Park. Learn about the fish living in Lake Fairfax and give Gyotaku a try by practicing the technique on a T-shirt or fabric bag that you can take home. Designed for participants age 5-adult. $9 per person. Call 703-471-5414 or visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/lake-fairfax.

Cider Fresh from the Press. Noon-3 p.m. at Colvin Run Mill, 10017 Colvin Run Road, Great Falls. Learn about the distilling process, how ciders are made, and why these activities are mill-related. Watch the cider press in action and see how a still operates. This will be a water-only operation, no alcohol is involved. The mill will be open for tours during this event, and visitors can enjoy samples of non-alcoholic apple cider. $5 per person. Designed for participants age 3-adult. Call 703-759-2771 or visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/colvin-run-mill.

Picnic with Purpose. 4-8 p.m. at Pavilion at Frying Pan Farm Park, 2739 West Ox Road, Herndon. This is the inaugural fundraising picnic for Friends of Frying Pan Farm Park in the covered outdoor pavilion behind the Visitors Center. BBQ picnic and entertainment includes silent auction, games, music and prizes. Visit friendsoffryingpan.org/whats-new/bbq/ for tickets. Table sponsorships are also available. Event proceeds benefit the scholarship and grant funds for Frying Pan Farm Park. $30, adult; $15, child; free, 3 or under.

West Coast Swing Lesson plus Social Dance. 5-8 p.m. at Herndon Senior Center, 873 Grace St. #1, Herndon. Instructor Tim Bowker and partner Laura Martin will teach West Coast Swing, 5-6 p.m. Classes videotaped for individual review. Basic skills recommended. Social dancing, 6-8 p.m. WCS crossovers and ballroom, Latin, Hustle contemporary mix. $10; $8, USA Dance members. Email herndonsocialdancers@gmail.com or visit www.facebook.com/herndonsocialdancers.

Tuesday/Sept. 24

Crazy Ideas Science. 7-8:30 p.m. at Herndon Library, 768 Center St., Herndon. Dr. Robert Ehrlich will speak. Radiation exposure is good for you. Distributing more guns reduces crime. These ideas make headlines, but most educated people scoff at them. Consider how crazy ideas can sometimes lead to great scientific advances. Free. Email kimberly.goff@fairfaxcounty.gov or call 703-437-8855, ext. 4.

Wednesday/Sept. 25

Herndon Historical Society. 7 p.m. in the Herndon Depot Museum at 717 Lynn St., Herndon. Margaret Jamborsky will talk and show a presentation on how the students of the Pride of Herndon High School Marching Band honored the veterans of the USS Herndon in Normandy, France this summer on the 75th Anniversary of D-Day. Please join us for this fascinating look and discussion of this significant historical event. Visit www.hmshistory.com for more.

Wednesday-Sunday/Sept. 25-29

Fall Book Sale. At Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston. The Friends of the Reston Regional Library will be hosting their Fall Sale of used books to benefit the Reston Regional Library. Wednesday, Sept. 25, 5-8 p.m.; Thursday, Sept. 26, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Friday, Sept. 27, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday, Sept. 28, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; and Sunday, Sept. 29, noon-3:30 p.m. Note: there are no children's books for sale at this event. Call 703-829-5467.

Thursday/Sept. 26

DATA Celebrates 33 Years. 5:30 p.m. at the Hilton Washington Dulles Airport Hotel. Dulles Area Transportation Association hosts a networking cocktail hour followed by dinner and the program. To reserve a seat, table or sponsorship, contact Kelly Woodward at 703-945-0135. Visit datatrans.org for more.

Friday/Sept. 27

The Storytime Social Hour. 11 a.m. at Scrawl Books, 11911 Freedom Drive, Reston. Every Friday, moms, dads, caregivers and kids are invited to join a Storytime Social Hour. Scrawl will provide coffee and treats for the adults; stories and fun for the little people. Make new friends or meet up with neighbors. Visit www.scrawlbooks.com or call 703-966-2111.

Saturday/Sept. 28

Celebrate Cabell's Mill. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Ellanor C. Lawrence Park, 5040 Walney Road, Chantilly. Celebrate the 250 year anniversary of Cabell's Mill and the 75th anniversary of the purchase of the property by David & Ellanor Lawrence. Celebrate the many uses of Cabell's Mill and hear about the people who have been a part of its past. All ages. Free. Call 703-631-0013, TTY 711, for more.

The Bookworms Club. 11 a.m. at Scrawl Books, 11911 Freedom Drive, Reston. Young readers are invited to join Scrawl’s all-new and completely free Bookworms Club. Explore a new theme each week with picture books, special guests and most often, authors. Readers are welcome to join or participate any time. Visit www.scrawlbooks.com or call 703-966-2111.

Reston Multicultural Festival. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. at Lake Anne Plaza, Reston. The 19th annual Reston Multicultural Festival celebrates Reston’s rich diversity through song, dance, food and art. Learn about Reston’s mosaic of cultures as the community gathers for a delightful day at Lake Anne Plaza. Free admission. All ages. Visit www.restoncommunitycenter.com/MCF for more.

Spy Walk. 2-3 p.m. at Ellanor C. Lawrence Park, 5040 Walney Road, Chantilly. Go on a “Spy Walk.” Visitors age 12 to adult are invited to hear a spell-binding tale about espionage, secret payments and the Russians. Walk and talk about a spy who used Ellanor C. Lawrence Park as a drop-off location as the Soviet Union entered its final years in the 1980s. The program meets at Walney Pond. $6 per person. Call 703-631-0013 or visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/eclawrence.

Sept. 28-Jan. 4

Centroid Towns: Like a Passing Shadow. At GRACE, 12001 Market St., Suite 103, Reston. GRACE presents the next chapter of Baltimore-based artist Nate Larson's Centroid Towns project. Since the first US census in 1790, the United States Census Bureau has been recording the mean center of population as it moves steadily west and south. The first Centroid Town recorded was Chestertown, Maryland, and the projected Centroid of the 2020 census is Hartville, Missouri. Larson will dive deeper into the community of Waterford, Virginia, Centroid Town of 1810. An artist talk and opening reception is planned for Sept. 28, 4-7 p.m. Visit restonarts.org/exhibition/nate-larson/ for more.

Sunday/Sept. 29

2019 Walk to End Alzheimer’s. 1:30 p.m. at Reston Town Center, 11900 Market Street, Reston. Join the Aging Rainbows Team and make history with the LGBT community represented at this event. Team ID: 552961, Aging Rainbows. Find the Aging Rainbows or register a team at act.alz.org.

Monday/Sept. 30

Farm Life. 11-11:45 a.m. at Frying Pan Farm Park, 2709 West Ox Road, Herndon. Learn about elements of farm life. Children will get to spend time with a different farm animal at each session. Other activities may include story time, creating crafts and introductory-level farm chores. For children age 3-5. $8 per child. Pre-paid reservations are required. Adults must attend with a registered child. Call 703-437-9101 or visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/frying-pan-park.

Oct. 3-27

The Glow: A Pumpkin Wonderland. Thursday-Sunday nights in Lake Fairfax Park, 140 Lake Fairfax Drive, Reston. Enjoy an immersive Halloween stroll along a trail illuminated by thousands of intricately carved pumpkins, many highlighting the Capital City’s most famous including pumpkin look-a-likes of iconic landmarks, musicians, movie stars, superheroes and princesses. Autism Speaks Night on Sunday, Oct. 6 at 7 p.m. with adjustments made for guests on the autism spectrum. Advanced tickets are required. $16.99 for children; $22.99 for adults, at www.glowpumpkin.com/washington-dc.

Sunday/Oct. 6

Barn Sale. Noon-4 p.m. at Lift Me Up!, 9700 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. Support Lift Me Up! a local non-profit organization. Deals on saddles to riding apparel to blankets and more. Prices are as low as $1. Rain or shine. Donations accepted. Email jackie.collins@liftmeup.org or visit liftmeup.org for more.

Saturday/Oct. 12

Walk Like MADD 5K Dash/ Bark Like MADD. 9 a.m.-noon at Herndon Police Department, 397 Herndon Parkway, #300, Herndon. Walk Like MADD is MADD's signature fundraising event to help us raise both awareness and funds to eliminate drunk and drugged driving. $25. Email Jennifer.Hamilton@madd.org or visit www.walklikemadd.org.

Sunday/Oct. 13

West Coast Swing Lesson plus Social Dance. 5-8 p.m. at Herndon Senior Center, 873 Grace St. #1, Herndon. Instructor Tim Bowker and partner Laura Martin will teach West Coast Swing, 5-6 p.m. Classes videotaped for individual review. Basic skills recommended. Social dancing, 6-8 p.m. WCS crossovers and ballroom, Latin, Hustle contemporary mix. $10; $8, USA Dance members. Email herndonsocialdancers@gmail.com or visit www.facebook.com/herndonsocialdancers.

Sunday/Oct. 27

West Coast Swing Lesson plus Social Dance. 5-8 p.m. at Herndon Senior Center, 873 Grace St. #1, Herndon. Instructor Tim Bowker and partner Laura Martin will teach West Coast Swing, 5-6 p.m. Classes videotaped for individual review. Basic skills recommended. Social dancing, 6-8 p.m. WCS crossovers and ballroom, Latin, Hustle contemporary mix. $10; $8, USA Dance members. Email herndonsocialdancers@gmail.com or visit www.facebook.com/herndonsocialdancers.

Sunday/Nov. 3

West Coast Swing Lesson plus Social Dance. 5-8 p.m. at Herndon Senior Center, 873 Grace St. #1, Herndon. Instructor Tim Bowker and partner Laura Martin will teach West Coast Swing, 5-6 p.m. Classes videotaped for individual review. Basic skills recommended. Social dancing, 6-8 p.m. WCS crossovers and ballroom, Latin, Hustle contemporary mix. $10; $8, USA Dance members. Email herndonsocialdancers@gmail.com or visit www.facebook.com/herndonsocialdancers.

Sunday/Nov. 24

West Coast Swing Lesson plus Social Dance. 5-8 p.m. at Herndon Senior Center, 873 Grace St. #1, Herndon. Instructor Tim Bowker and partner Laura Martin will teach West Coast Swing, 5-6 p.m. Classes videotaped for individual review. Basic skills recommended. Social dancing, 6-8 p.m. WCS crossovers and ballroom, Latin, Hustle contemporary mix. $10; $8, USA Dance members. Email herndonsocialdancers@gmail.com or visit www.facebook.com/herndonsocialdancers.

Sunday/Dec. 15

West Coast Swing Lesson plus Social Dance. 5-8 p.m. at Herndon Senior Center, 873 Grace St. #1, Herndon. Instructor Tim Bowker and partner Laura Martin will teach West Coast Swing, 5-6 p.m. Classes videotaped for individual review. Basic skills recommended. Social dancing, 6-8 p.m. WCS crossovers and ballroom, Latin, Hustle contemporary mix. $10; $8, USA Dance members. Email herndonsocialdancers@gmail.com or visit www.facebook.com/herndonsocialdancers.

Sunday/Dec. 29

West Coast Swing Lesson plus Social Dance. 5-8 p.m. at Herndon Senior Center, 873 Grace St. #1, Herndon. Instructor Tim Bowker and partner Laura Martin will teach West Coast Swing, 5-6 p.m. Classes videotaped for individual review. Basic skills recommended. Social dancing, 6-8 p.m. WCS crossovers and ballroom, Latin, Hustle contemporary mix. $10; $8, USA Dance members. Email herndonsocialdancers@gmail.com or visit www.facebook.com/herndonsocialdancers.

More Ongoing

Trivia Night at Crafthouse. Tuesdays, 8-10 p.m. at Crafthouse, 1888 Explorer St., Reston. Call 571-926-9931 or visit crafthouseusa.com for more.

Karaoke at Crafthouse. Wednesdays, 8-10 p.m. at Crafthouse, 1888 Explorer St., Reston. Call 571-926-9931 or visit crafthouseusa.com for more.

The Elden Street Tea Shop. Saturdays in ArtSpace Herndon, 750 Center St., Herndon. Sip tea and enjoy a variety of locally made snacks and pastries while enjoying the latest art installations in the gallery. Visit www.eldenstreettea.com.

Small Business Support Sundays. Visit independent stores and restaurants, and those that support small businesses at Reston Town Center, offering specials, discounts, tastings, and localized treats every Sunday. Visit SmallBusinessSupportSundays.com.

All-comers' Group Fun Run. Thursdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Potomac River Running, Reston Town Center, 11900 Market St., Reston. For beginners or competitive runners, come out for a fun, low-key run that is safe and social. Call 703-689-0999 or visit www.potomacriverrunning.com/reston/.

Over-40 Softball League. A Fairfax-based league is looking for enough players to form another team. Players must be at last 40 years of age to be eligible. All games are doubleheaders - played on Sundays at Bready Park in Herndon between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. If interested, email skeduman@aol.com for more.

Improving English

One-To-One English Conversation. Mondays, 1 p.m. at Reston Library, Reston Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston. Free. Multiple one-on-one practice sessions with a volunteer are available each week. Call 703-689-2700 to reserve a spot.

Pre-Beginners. Wednesdays 10-11 a.m. at Reston Library, Reston Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston. Free. Call 703-689-2700 to reserve a spot.

Beginners. Tuesdays 10-11 a.m. with Beth; Thursdays 10-11 a.m. with Genie; Fridays 10-11 a.m. with Ivan. At Reston Library, Reston Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston. Free. Call 703-689-2700 to reserve a spot.

Intermediate. Mondays 10-11 a.m. with Rick; Wednesdays, 1-2 p.m. with Susan; Wednesdays 2-3 p.m. with Sharoni. At Reston Library, Reston Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston. Free. Call 703-689-2700 to reserve a spot.

Advanced. Thursdays 10-11:30 a.m. with Richard; Fridays, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. with Mary. At Reston Library, Reston Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston. Free. Call 703-689-2700 to reserve a spot.

Vocabulary Building. Mondays 11 a.m.-1:15 p.m. at Reston Library, Reston Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston. Free. Call 703-689-2700 to reserve a spot.

Speak & Write. Mondays, 1:30-3 p.m. at Reston Library, Reston Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston. Free. Call 703-689-2700 to reserve a spot.

Dialogs & Grammar. Tuesdays, 11:15-12:30 p.m. at Reston Library, Reston Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston. Free. Call 703-689-2700 to reserve a spot.

Pronunciation. Thursdays, 1-2:30 p.m. at Reston Library, Reston Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston. Free. Call 703-689-2700 to reserve a spot.