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.

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. 13

Sensing Science. 10-11 a.m. At Reston Community Center, Hunters Woods, 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston. Children will be introduced to each of the five senses and then observe how they use them. Ages 2-5. Cost $10/$15. Registration required. Visit www.restoncommunitycenter.com.

Don’t Be Scammed. 11 a.m. to 12 noon. At Reston Community Center, Hunters Woods, 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston. Learn about trending scams and tips on how to protect yourself. Ages 18 and older. Free. Registration required. Visit www.restoncommunitycenter.com.

Food and Nutrition for Older Adults. 2-3 p.m. At RCC Lake Anne, 1609-A Washington Plaza N, Reston. This lecture will address nutrition for older adults and help take the guesswork out of healthy eating. Ages 18 and older. Free. Registration required. Visit www.restoncommunitycenter.com.

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.

Holiday Wreath Making. 6-8 p.m. At YMCA Reston, 12196 Sunset Hills Road, Reston. Create a wreath to decorate your home for the holiday season. All supplies will be included. Ages 18 and older. Cost is $45/$36/$68. Registration required. Visit www.restoncommunitycenter.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.

Letters to Santa. 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. At Reston Community Center, Hunters Woods, 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston. Write and decorate a letter to Santa and receive a reply postmarked from the North Pole. Ages 2-8. Free. Registration required. Visit www.restoncommunitycenter.com.

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.

Small Potatoes. 7:15 p.m. At Amphora’s Diner Deluxe, 1151 Elden Street, Herndon. Featuring the Chicago-based folk duo of Jacquie Manning and Rich Prezioso. Tickets are $10. Tickets at the door or contact Dave at DAHurdSr@cs.com. Visit www.restonherndonfolkclub.com or call 703-435-2402.

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.

Medicare 101. 6-7:30 p.m. At Reston Community Center, Hunters Woods, 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston. Learn about Medicare Part A, B, C and D, as well as how to cover the gaps in Medicare benefits through Medicare Supplement Plans. Free. Registration required. Visit www.restoncommunitycenter.com.

Thursday, Nov. 21

Caregiver Lunch Break. 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. At Hunters Woods at Trails Edge, 2222 Colts Neck Road, Reston. Caregivers will enjoy Lon Kieffer’s one-man dramatic comedy “Defending the Caregiver” which puts the spotlight on caregiver personality will address challenges faced by all caregivers, whether they are family, professional or personal caregivers. Visit the website: www. HuntersWoodsAtTrailsEdge.com.

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 on 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.

Danny Paisley and The Southern Grass. 7 p.m. At the Bluegrass Barn at Frying Pan Park, 2739 West Ox Road, Herndon. Tickets for all shows are $18 in advance, $20 at the door. Purchase tickets online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/fryingpanpark or by phone at 703-222-4664 or 703-437-9101.

Wednesday/Nov. 27

Dollars and Sense. 7 p.m. At Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston. Monthly group discussion focuses on business leaders and markets. We will be discussing "Naked Economics" by Charles Wheelan. Call 703-689-2700.

Friday/Nov. 29

Reston Holiday Parade. 10 a.m. At Reston Town Center, Reston. The 29th annual Reston Holiday Parade – one of USA Today’s 10 Best – plus tree lighting, sing-along, horse-drawn carriage rides, and more all day. Rain or shine. Schedule: 12:30 – 4:30 p.m.: Visits and photos with Santa & Mrs. Claus;

11 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Mini-train rides on Market Street;

5 p.m.: Dance Performance at Fountain Square;

6– 6:30 p.m.: Tree Lighting & Sing Along;

6:30– 10 p.m.: Horse-drawn Carriage Rides. Visit www.restontowncenter.com/holidays.

Saturday/Nov. 30

Mark Twain Birthday Celebration. 2 p.m. At Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston. Join in this literary celebration of Mark Twain's birthday. Call 703-689-2700.

Saturday/Dec. 7

Family Fun Winter Festival. 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. At The Goddard School, 2400 Dulles Town Blvd., Herndon. Featuring Kids Breakfast and pictures with Santa; dancing with a princess; cookie decorating; crafts from around the world; and winter games. Cost is $7/child over 1 year old. Parents and children under 1 year old are free. Call 703-653-0337.

Friday/Dec 13.

Holiday Concert. 7:30-9 p.m. At Heritage Fellowship Church, 2501 Fox Mill Road, Reston. Encore Chorales of Reston and Fairfax present traditional and contemporary holiday music with 100-plus voices. This is a joint concert with Encore Chorales of Reston and Fairfax. Singers come from various communities in western Fairfax and eastern Loudoun. All ages welcome. Email: EncoreReston@gmail.com. Visit the website: www.EncoreCreativity.org.

Saturday/Dec. 14

European-Style Holiday Market. 12 noon to 8 p.m. At Town Hall Square, 730 Elden Street, Herndon. Some 30 artisans and food vendors will offer their handcrafted goods for sale. In addition, there will be German beers, waffles, lebkuchen (traditional German gingerbread cookies), stollen (cake-like fruit bread), glühwein (warm mulled wine), Swiss raclette, smothered poutines and grilled German sausages. Also handmade toys, jewelry, arts, woolen and wooden crafts. German bands, holiday choirs and fantastical skits will perform on the steps of the Town Hall. Visit the website at herndon-va.gov/recreation or call 703-787-7300.

Wreaths Across America. 12 noon. At Chestnut Grove Cemetery, 831 Dranesville Road, Herndon. The Town of Herndon, in partnership with the Herndon Woman’s Club, will join Wreaths Across America to honor 850 veterans who were laid to rest at Chestnut Grove Cemetery. The goal is to place a wreath on every veteran’s grave. Volunteers, including members of the military, fire and police departments, Herndon Fortnightly Club, Herndon Boy Scouts Troop 1577, Reston Chorale, and South Lakes Junior ROTC, will participate. The cost to sponsor a wreath is $15. To show your support and to sponsor a wreath, send a check made payable to Herndon Woman's Club, P.O. Box 231, Herndon, VA, 20172. Donations are needed by Dec. 2, 2019. Donations are also accepted online at www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/pages/search?searchType=group. When you either click on this link or type this website in your browser, you will be brought to a search page. Here you will type in Herndon Woman’s Club for the Group Name and select Herndon Woman’s Club (VA0143P). Visit www.herndon-va.gov/recreation, or call 703-787-7300.

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.