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

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Ongoing
Season Extended at Farmers Market. On Saturdays, take advantage of the extended season until Dec. 7 at the Reston Market located at the Lake Anne Village Center, 1609-A Washington Plaza. You can preorder fresh produce, meats, cheese, pies, and eggs for the holidays or stop by for fresh produce, bread, and honey. Contact the Community Horticulture Office at 703-642-0128 or visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/farmersmarkets.

A Gentlemen’s Guide to Love & Murder. Through Nov. 9 at Reston Community Center's CenterStage, 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston. Reston Community Players presents the D.C. Metro Premiere of “A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder,” the 2014 Tony winner for Best Musical. Performances dates: November 1, 2, 3, 8, 9. Starts 8 p.m. (2 p.m. matinee). Tickets:are $28/adult; $24/seniors and students. Visit www.restonplayers.org or 703-476-4500 x3.

Murder Mystery Theatre. 6:30-9:30 p.m., through Nov. 9 at StageCoach Theatre, 20937 Ashburn Road, Suites 115 & 120, Ashburn. “Murder on the British Express” -- The British Express, the most elegant train of the 1950s, is bound from Northern England to London when the train comes to a sudden halt. On board are passengers, a mummy and the renowned detective, Hemlock Holmes. As passengers begin to mysteriously die, the famed detective must walk in the steps of the pharaoh to find a murderer most foul! Cost: $60-65 with dinner, $25 without dinner, varies by date. Email: info@stagecoachtc.com. Visit stagecoachtc.com/murder-on-the-british-express/.

50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 Mission. Through Nov. 16, at Reston Museum, 1639 Washington Plaza, Reston. The Reston Historic Trust & Museum invites you to a special exhibition celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Mission -- the first-time humans stepped onto the surface of the moon. The poster exhibition is courtesy of the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service: Destination Moon. Visit www.restonmuseum.org.

Quilt Exhibit. Through Nov. 16, Tuesdays thru Saturdays 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sundays 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. At Loudoun Heritage Farm Museum at Route 28 and Route 7 in Claude Moore Park, Sterling. This exhibit showcases a selection of quilts on loan from the Waterford Quilter's Guild, Countryside Quilters, the Reston Chapter of Quilters Unlimited, and a vintage quilt from the Loudoun Museum. Free craft and scavenger hunt for children on weekends. Visit www.heritagefarmmuseum.org.

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. For list of vendors and more information, visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/farmersmarkets/reston.

Centroid Towns: Like a Passing Shadow. Through Jan. 4, 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. Visit restonarts.org/exhibition/nate-larson/ for more.

Wednesday/Nov. 6

Tag Day Concert. 7 p.m. At Herndon High School, 700 Bennett Street, Herndon. The Herndon High School Band's Tag Day Concert will feature Symphonic Winds as well as the Wind Ensemble doing a tribute to the Apollo 11 Launch, and the marching band will play their final time through this year's show called Heroes. This event will also include a wrap up of the band’s trip to Normandy, France, last June for the D-Day 75th Anniversary. Some of the highlights are:

• A presentation of USS Herndon artifacts to the Herndon Historical Society;

• A video presentation highlighting the various ways that the Pride of Herndon honored WWII veterans at the 75th anniversary of D-Day, especially the crew of the USS Herndon, the lead ship of the Allied armada;

• Proclamation by the Town of Herndon to be presented by Councilmember Jennifer Baker. Email: communications@herndonband.org.

Author Dr. Azar Nafisi. 8 p.m. At Reston Community Center, 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston. The Iranian-American best-selling author of Reading Lolita in Tehran, Azar Nafisi has electrified readers with a compassionate and often harrowing portrait of the Islamic revolution in Iran and how it affected one university professor and her students. Cost is $15 Reston/$20 Non-Reston. Visit www.restoncommunitycenter.com or call 703-476-4500.

Thursday/Nov. 7

Author Dr. Charles Thomas Jr. 6 p.m. At Scrawl Books, Reston Town Center, 11911 Freedom Drive, Reston. Featuring Best Kept Secrets: From Invisible Walk-Ons to Life Champions. The book was written by an athlete for athletes and those with an athletic or personal development mindset. It's a book by a walk-on, for walk-ons, about walk-ons, and the power that we possess to move from feelings of invisibility to life champions. Meet the man who went from a walk-on at Notre Dame to CEO, to best-selling author and radio host.

Alzheimer’s Early Detection. 7-8 p.m. At Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston. At this interactive workshop presented by the Alzheimer's Association, National Area Chapter, you will learn the 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s disease and why early detection is crucial. Free. Visit the website: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library/events

Friday/Nov. 8

Ice Skating Season Begins. At Reston Town Center, Ice Skating Pavilion, Reston. Rock the Rink on Fridays, 8-10 p.m. Includes DJ music, games and prizes until 10 p.m.; skating continues until 11 p.m. Cartoon Skate is Saturdays, Nov. 9 until March 7, from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Share the ice with cartoon characters. College Night is Thursdays, Nov. 14 until March 5, from 6 p.m. - 10 p.m. Receive $2 off admission with valid college ID. Call 703-709.-6300 or visit www.restontowncenter.com/skating.

Nov. 8-9

Everything Christmas Sale. Friday 3-7 p.m.; Saturday 8:30 a.m. to noon At First Baptist Church of Herndon, 681 Elden Street, Herndon. The Closet’s annual Everything Christmas Sale. Get a head start on decorating and choosing unique gifts and help your community. All proceeds are returned to the community in grants to local nonprofits and scholarships. You’ll find everything from artificial trees to cookie cutters and food tins. Many are one-of-a-kind items. The Closet is a faith-based, volunteer driven nonprofit organization impacting the community through its thrift shop. In 2018, The Closet gave away more than $94,000 worth of clothing and necessities to needy persons referred by an authorized social service agency or one of our member congregations, as well as donating more than $125,000 in profits to local organizations and providing scholarships to local students. Visit the website: www.theclosetofgreaterherndon.org

Saturday/Nov. 9

Book Launch Reception. 10 a.m. to noon. At ArtSpace, 750 Center Street, Herndon. A Day In Herndon is a new children’s book about Herndon, Virginia, written by local author and illustrator duo Watt Hamlett and Jill Olinger Vinson. The book takes young readers on a tour around the town. It follows the adventures of six animals who leave Frying Pan Farm Park for the day on a field trip to Herndon. Their travels take them to the W&OD Trail, Bready Park, Farmer's Market, Fortnightly Library, Herndon Community Center pool, ArtSpace, Dranesville Tavern, and more, before they head back home. Visit www.adayinherndon.com. RSVP is requested but not required.

Sesame Street Birthday Celebration. 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. At Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston. Come celebrate Sesame Street's 50th birthday! We'll have games, activities, stories, songs and more! All Ages. Call 703-689-2700.

My Sky Tonight Campfire. 7-8 p.m. At Lake Fairfax Park, 1400 Lake Fairfax Drive, Reston. Learn about the constellations and other night sky features while you enjoy a campfire and toast s'mores. Each family will receive a guide to the season's night sky. Cost is $7 per person. Children must be accompanied by an adult registered in the program. This event is not appropriate for children younger than age 4. Call 703-471-5414 or visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/lake-fairfax.

Sunday/Nov. 10

Book Launch. 2 p.m. At Scrawl Books, Reston Town Center, 11911 Freedom Drive, Reston. Andrew Marble will discuss Boy on the Bridge, the first-ever biography of John Shalikashvili, one of the United States's greatest military leaders. Shalikashvili and his family emigrated to the United States in 1952. He was drafted into the army in 1958 and rose steadily through the ranks. In 1993 Shalikashvili was tapped by President Bill Clinton to replace General Colin Powell as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, becoming the first immigrant, first draftee, and first Officer Candidate School graduate to hold the position.

Biographer Andrew Marble. 2-3:30 p.m. At Scrawl Books, 11911 Freedom Drive, Reston. Meet Andrew Marble, author of Boy on the Bridge, the first-ever biography of John Shalikashvili, one of the United States's greatest military leaders and the first immigrant, draftee, and Officer Candidate School graduate to hold the position of chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Free. Visit the website: https://www.scrawlbooks.com/

Sideline Band Performs. 7 p.m. At Bluegrass Barn at Frying Pan Park, 2739 West Ox Road, Herndon. Tickets are $18/advance; $20/door. IBMA Award-winners, Sideline, will perform in Herndon. Visit www.sidelinebg.com or call 703-437-9101

Wednesday/Nov. 13

Author Barbara Glakas. 7 p.m. At Jo Ann Rose Gallery, RCC Lake Anne, 1609-A Washington Plaza North, Reston. The Reston Historic Trust & Museum is hosting local author Barbara Glakas who will discuss her new book Hidden History of Herndon as well as pre-Reston history. Behind Herndon's past as a sleepy farming community hide forgotten tales of growth and progress. All programs of the Reston Historic Trust & Museum are supported in part by Reston Community Center. Email: info@restonmuseum.org.

Thursday/Nov. 14

Art Show and Sale. 3-6 p.m. At Waltonwood at Ashburn, 44141 Russell Branch Pkwy., Ashburn. Join in an afternoon of drinks, appetizers, live music and wonderful artwork. This event is free and open to the public. There will be a $5 dollar suggested donation at the door. All proceeds from the event and art sales will benefit Insight Memory Care Center. RSVP: Register online, or contact Dana Rizzo at 703-967-4777 or dana.rizzo@singhmail.com.

Author Michael Klare. 7 p.m. At Reston Regional Library, Reston. Will discuss his book, All Hell Breaking Loose: The Pentagon's Perspective on Climate Change. Of all the major institutions in American society, none take climate change as seriously as the U.S. military. Renowned security expert Michael Klare shows that the U.S. military sees the climate threat as imperiling the country on several fronts at once. While others still debate the causes of global warming, the Pentagon is intensely focused on its effects. Its response makes it clear that where it counts, the immense impact of climate change is not in doubt.

Friday/Nov. 15

DMV2Go at the Pavilion. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at 11900 Market St., Reston Town Center. The wireless office on wheels offers all DMV services: driver’s license and ID card applications and renewals, driving records, vehicle titles, license plates, decals, order disabled plates, and more. Information on all services available at dmv.virginia.gov/general/#dmv_2go.

Career Diplomacy: Life and Work in the U.S. Foreign Service. 2 p.m. At Reston Regional Library, Reston. Featuring talks by authors Harry W. Kopp and John K. Naland. Career Diplomacy is an insider’s guide to the U.S. Foreign Service as an institution, a profession, and a career. Now in its third edition, the guide provides an up-to-date, authoritative, and candid account of the life and work of professional U.S. diplomats, who advance and protect this country's national security interests around the globe.

Saturday/Nov. 16

Turkey Train. 9 a.m. to noon. At Lake Fairfax Park, 1400 Lake Fairfax Drive, Reston. Engine #62 of the Resources Railroad will be making the rounds at Lake Fairfax Park as part of a seasonal program. See how Eastern Woodland Indians hunted and how their tools were made. Create your own Thanksgiving-themed craft to take home. Cost is $10 per person. The Fairfax County Park Authority also will be collecting non-perishable food to be donated to a local food bank. Call 703-471-5414 or visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/lake-fairfax.

ArtSplash. 2 p.m. At Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Dr., Reston. Create your own colorful masterpiece in this painting workshop for adults led by artists from Abrakadoodle NOVA.

Wellness Class for Adults. 2 p.m. At Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Dr., Reston. Join us to learn exercises and best practices for a healthy body and mind. Adults, Teens.

Nov. 16-17

”Matilda The Musical.” 7 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. At NextStop Theatre, 269 Sunset Park Drive, Herndon. Based on the beloved Roald Dahl novel, Matilda is the story of an extraordinary little girl who decides to fight back against tyrannical adults. This big Broadway musical will be NextStop's largest production to date, with a cast of 23 including 12 local young performers divided into two casts. Evan Hoffmann directs with Elisa Rosman as Music Director and Nicole Maneffa as Choreographer. Visit www.nextstoptheatre.org/shows/matilda/

Monday/Nov. 18

Reston Photographic Society. 7:30-9:30 p.m. At Reston Community Center Hunters Woods, 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston. Lee Love is scheduled to talk about flash photography on Monday. The Reston Photographic Society invites photography enthusiasts to attend the new season of presentations. RPS is a special interest group of the League of Reston Artists and holds meetings on the third Monday of the month. Visit the LRA website at www.leagueofrestonartists.org.

Tuesday, Nov. 19

David Baldacci: Author Talk. 7 p.m. At Herndon Middle School, 901 Locust St, Herndon. Reston Regional Library is thrilled to partner with Bards Alley bookstore to host New York Times bestselling author David Baldacci for an author talk and book signing. Join David as he introduces A Minute to Midnight, a new story featuring FBI Agent Atlee Pine. There will be a giveaway of 100 free signed copies of David's new book. This event is made possible by the generosity and support of the Friends of the Reston Regional Library.

Wednesday/Nov. 20

Meet Me at the Movies. 10 a.m. At Bow Tie Cinemas, Reston Town Center. Reston Association presents “The Tomorrow Man.” Refreshments and prizes provided prior to movie. Free to 55+. For information: Ashleigh@reston.org or call 703-435-6577 or visit www.reston.org.

Thursday, Nov. 21

Estate Planning Essentials. 7 p.m. At Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Dr., Reston. Do you have your will or trust plan in place? Attorney Bettina Lawton will cover what you need to know to make sure that what you have spent your life accumulating goes to the people or charities that you value. Bettina Lawton, of Lawton Legacy Planning, PLLC, has been practicing in Northern Virginia since 2003. She concentrates her practice in wills, trusts, powers of attorney, and estate planning and administration.

Saturday/Nov. 23

Herndon Turkey Trot 5K Race. 4 p.m. At Herndon Community Center, 814 Ferndale Ave., Herndon. Runners and walkers take your mark and get ready to conquer a fun 5K trail course, which winds around the Herndon Centennial Golf Course. Long-sleeved Sport Tek T-shirts guaranteed to the first 700 pre-registered runners. Shirts must be picked up the day of the race. Refreshments, entertainment and door prizes will be available after the race to all runners. Pre-registration is $30/adults; $20/youth, plus can of food. Online pre-registration ends Nov. 22. Race day registration is $35/adults; $20/youth, plus can of food. Contact Tim Lander, Recreation Supervisor, Herndon Parks and Recreation Department, 703-435-6800 x2106 or Tim.Lander@herndon-va.gov. Registration is available at the Herndon Community Center and online at http://herndon-va.gov/events and www.active.com.

Arts Herndon Gala. 7-11 p.m. At The Crowne Plaza, 2200 Centerville Road, Herndon. This will be an enchanting evening out with music, dancing, and a variety of entertainers. Additionally, there will be silent auctions for a number of gift packages, and a wine pull (at additional contribution). Cost is $60 per person; cash bar, live music, and silent auction. Event and donations are tax deductible. For tickets, visit the website: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fabulous-forties-fundraiser-for-arts-herndon-tickets-78304132769

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.

Saturday/Dec. 14

Herndon Winter Market. 12-8 p.m. At Herndon Old Town Hall, 777 Lynn Street, Herndon. A European-style Wintermarkt. Traditional German and French food, beer, glühwein and other treats will be available for purchase. Join us for entertainment and find unique holiday gifts. Visit the website: www.facebook.com/HerndonWinterMarkt

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.