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

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Jack’s Pumpkin Glow. Through Oct. 27, at Lake Fairfax Park, 1400 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. In addition, master carvers provide tips on how to create your own masterpiece during live pumpkin carving demos. Enjoy delicious fall food and beverages at a newly expanded concessions area. Tickets start at just $16.99 for children and $22.99 for adults, and will be available at http://www.glowpumpkin.com/washington-dc.

Fiber Artist Anne Smyers. Through Oct. 30, at Reston Community Center, Hunters Woods, 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston. Smyers exhibits art quilts reflecting her love of flowers and botanicals, which she uses to create gardens, mandalas, and cultural commentary. Visit www.annesmyers.com.

Giant Food Community Bag Fundraiser. Through Oct. 31, 5 p.m.-12 p.m. at Giant Food Store, 1450 North Point Village Center, Reston. Cindy’s Legacy, Reston-based charity that provides financial aid to cancer patients, has been selected the beneficiary of Giant Food’s October Community Bag Program at the Reston location. Cindy’s Legacy will receive a $1 donation every time the $2.50 reusable Community Bag is purchased. Visit www.cindyslegacy.org.

Fall Pumpkin Festival. Through Nov. 3, 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.

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.

Thursday/Oct. 17

Weekend Food for Kids. 10 a.m. At Dominion Energy, 3072 Centreville Road, Herndon. Free. 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. This critical program provides 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 a.m. if you would like to help with setup. No RSVP necessary. Visit the website www.alnv.org.

Together We Give. 6:30-9 p.m. At Leidos Conference Center, 11951 Freedom Drive, Reston. Three small nonprofits serving children in need in the community will pitch their projects and guests vote to award small grants from the proceeds of the evening. Cost is $25. Visit the website: givingcircleofhope.org

Meditation Workshop: Contemplating Creativity. 7-8:30 p.m. At Greater Reston Arts Center, Reston. Join Greater Reston Arts Center and Jean McTigue from Beloved Yoga for a meditation workshop contemplating the Nate Larson exhibition, currently on view at the gallery. Free for members of the Greater Reston Arts Center. $5 for non-members. To register, email info@restonarts.org.

Friday/Oct. 18

Light the Night. 5 - 9 p.m. At Reston Town Center. Walk to honor and remember those touched by cancer, and celebrate the fundraising in support of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s mission of saving lives. Registered participants will receive an illuminated lantern. Call 703-399-2941. Visit www.lightthenight.org/nca.

Indian Cooking: Indian Salads. 6-7:30 p.m. At Reston Community Center, RCC Hunters Woods, Reston. Learn to cook healthy vegetarian food from different regions of India. This Will be a demonstration with some hands-on opportunities. Students will be able to taste the results of what is cooked. Cost is $20/$30.

Oct. 18-20

Farm Harvest Days. At Frying Pan Park, 2709 West Ox Road, Herndon. Play games, enjoy rides, and munch on tasty foods as “Fall Carnival Fun” returns to the park for three days. Carnival hours are Friday 5 to 9 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission and parking are free. Ride tickets are $1 each or 24 for $20. Rides take three to five tickets each. Friday night only, unlimited ride wrist bands available online or at the door. Great for a scout or youth group team-building outing. Parking and admission is free. Call 703-437-9101 or visit https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/frying-pan-park.

Oct. 18-Nov 9

”A Gentlemen’s Guide to Love & Murder.” 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: October 18, 19, 25, 26, 27*, November 1, 2, 3, 8, 9. Starts 8 p.m. (2 p.m. matinee). Tickets:are $28/adult; $24/seniors and students. Visit the website:

www.restonplayers.org or 703-476-4500 x3.

Saturday/Oct. 19

Herndon Homecoming Parade. 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Grab a lawn chair and find your favorite spot along Elden Street to cheer on the parade participants. The parade route extends along Elden Street from Locust Street/Sterling Road to Lynn Street. This year’s theme is Into the Future, so expect to see some fascinating interpretations of what lies ahead. Street closings and detours will occur approximately between 6:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Call Herndon Parks and Recreation Department, 703-787-7300 or visit herndon-va.gov/recreation.

Reston Homes Tour. The 18th Annual Reston Homes Tour will offer a chance to view five private residences, all with varying architecture style and flair. In addition, the tour will include Reston’s newest luxury apartments -- The VY/Reston Heights -- where they will offer a “Taste of Autumn” and Hunters Woods at Trails Edge, Reston’s retirement community where you can purchase a $12 box lunch (all proceeds will benefit the Reston Historic Trust and Museum). Tickets on sale online at https://www.restonmuseum.org/event-details/reston-home-tour-2 and in-store at the Reston Museum, The Wine Cabinet, Chesapeake Chocolates, and GRACE. Early bird rate available in-store are $25, early bird pricing ends Oct. 11. Sponsored by The Reston Historic Trust & Museum.

Runway to the Cure Fashion Show. 6-9 p.m. At Reston Town Center Pavilion, Reston. Enjoy a fashion show of clothing and accessories from local retailers and help raise funds for breast cancer research and local patient assistance, benefitting the Susan G. Komen Foundation and Step Sisters. Donation requested. Facebook.com/runwaytothecure runwaytothecure.org.

Oct 19 to Nov. 9, 2019

Murder Mystery Theatre. 6:30-9:30 p.m. 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 the website: https://stagecoachtc.com/murder-on-the-british-express/

Monday/Oct. 21

Reston Photographic Society Meeting. 7:30-9:30 p.m. At Reston Community Center Hunters Woods, 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston. Jeff Mauritzen gives a presentation on travel photography. 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/Oct. 22

Documentary Screening. 7-9 p.m. At Reston Regional Library, Rooms 1 and 2, 11925 Bowman Towne Dr., Reston. Free showing of the documentary "An Endless War? -- Getting Out of Afghanistan", a documentary film directed by Bob Coen. The one hour documentary will be followed by a discussion session

INOVA Blood Drive. 1-6 p.m. At Reston Town Center, beside the Pavilion. Schedule Bloodmobile appointments at 1-866-256-6372 or inova.org/donateblood. On-site registration.

Wednesday/Oct. 23

Meet Me at the Movies. 10 a.m. At Bow Tie Cinemas in Reston Town Center. Reston Association presents the feature film “Poms.” Refreshments and prizes provided prior to movie. Free to 55+. Email: Ashleigh@reston.org or call 703-435-6577 or visit reston.org.

Food and Nutrition - Getting the Most from the Farmers Market. 2-3 p.m. At Reston Community Center, RCC Hunters Woods, Reston. Get tips on how to make your trip to the farmer’s market work for you. Learn how to save money and to pick the best foods while developing a relationship with local growers. Free.

Finance: Tax Update and Retirement Review. 6:30-8:30 p.m. At Reston Community Center, RCC Hunters Woods, Reston. Every year the tax code overhaul will affect all tax payers. Join this class to find out about the changes ranging from the increased standard deductions, revamped exemptions, deductions and credits, and the new tax brackets.This class will be taught by a financial advisor and a Certified Public Accountant. This class is for educational purposes only; there will be no solicitation or obligations of the attendees. Free.

Iberi Choir. 8 p.m. At Reston Community Center Hunters Woods, Reston. The Iberi Choir performs Georgian polyphonic a cappella music featuring gorgeously rich, shifting blocks of improvised harmony, that will enchant with complex combinations of wild, crowing falsetto soaring over growling basses and clarion tenors. $15 Reston/$20 Non-Reston. Visit www.restoncommunitycenter.com.

Thursday/Oct. 24

Bernstein Does Broadway. 12:30-1:30 p.m. At Reston Town Square Park, Reston. Lunchtime with the Arts at Mason. Students from Mason’s nationally-recognized jazz studies program play into autumn with standards and pages from the popular repertoire. Free. Presented by Reston Community Center in partnership with GMU College of Visual and Performing Arts. Hosted by Reston Town Center Association. Call 703-476-4500 or visit www.restoncommunitycenter.com.

Oct. 24-28

Washington West Film Festival. At Bow Tie Cinemas in Reston Town Center. With films from China, Germany, the United Kingdom, and other countries, this year’s lineup features one of the festival’s most diverse schedules to date. A highlight is the spotlight that it puts on local filmmakers. This year’s selected films showcase a variety of perspectives on Washington, D.C. including “Miss Virginia,” which features a powerful performance by “Orange is the New Black’s” Uzo Aduba as a mother, based in the inner-city of Washington D.C., who launches a movement to give her son a better education and save his future. Additionally included this year is “17 Blocks,” which tells a family’s saga over the span of two decades in one of America’s notorious neighborhoods -- just 17 blocks from the U.S. Capitol. Visit wwfilmfest.com.

Friday/Oct. 25

Spooktacular. 6:30-8 p.m. At Herndon Community Center, 814 Ferndale Ave., Herndon. The event features Halloween games, crafts, and a magic show by the High Energy Magic of Speed. Children who are ages 3-8 are invited to wear a costume. Each participant will receive a bag full of treats. Parents must accompany children at the event. Cost is $11/advance; $15/day of event. Sign up at the Herndon Community Center or visit

https://herndonwebtrac.com.

Saturday/Oct. 26

UCP Craft Fair. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. At United Christian Parish, 11508 North Shore Drive, Reston. This juried fair showcases a wide variety of quality handcrafted items from 33 area craftspeople. Lunch and a bake sale will be available. Free Admission and Parking A portion of the proceeds will benefit Herndon-Reston FISH, a local non-profit that assists area residents in crisis. A Fall Festival, with family activities will be held in conjunction with the fair. Visit www.unitedchristianparishartandcraftfair.com.

Trick or Treat at Reston Town Center 12-4 p.m. At the Pavilion at Reston Town Center. Costumed children can celebrate Halloween with visits to participating retailers and the Guest Center for treats and goodies. Look for the pumpkin flyer in the window. Visit restontowncenter.com.

Halloween Family Fun Day. 12-2 p.m. At RCC Hunters Woods, Reston. Free. For infants to age 8. Come dressed in your favorite costume and enjoy sensational performances perfect for the whole family. Peter McCory, a famed one-man band, will put children into the Halloween spirit at 12:00 p.m., followed by a wonderful performance by Bob Brown's Puppets in "Monster Madness" at 1:15 p.m. Little ghosts and goblins up to the age of 8 can try their skill at winning candy while they play carnival games until 2 p.m. All children must be accompanied by an adult guardian (18 years and older) throughout the event.

Family Day. 12–3 p.m. At GRACE in Reston. Greater Reston Arts Center opens its doors for a free day of spooky family art making and exploration in the gallery and park celebrating the exhibition featuring artist Nate Larson. Come celebrate Halloween and see all that GRACE has to offer and have a fun, free outing with the family including face-painting, story-telling, and hands-on art making. Parking on Saturday is free in Reston Town Center garages.

Sunday/Oct. 27

Trick-Or-Tri Event. 9 a.m. YMCA Reston and CORE Foundation have teamed up to produce a new multi-sport event, the indoor Reston Trick-or-Tri. There is no better time to set your sights on giving tri a try than now or to extend your triathlon season if you are an avid triathlete or returning to the sport. The best reward is that after after 60 minutes, you will be a triathlete, receive a medal, and have a lot of fun while achieving your goal. Cost is $35 registration - YMCA non-member; $50 registration - non-member. Send your story of “Y you tri” along with a photo to info@corefoundation.org. If you are interested in being an event sponsor, reach out to info@corefoundation.org. Proceeds from this event are charitable and will be distributed between the Reston YMCA and CORE Foundation to support the underserved communities that are jointly served.

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.

Wednesday/October 30

Creative Response. 7 p.m. At GRACE in Reston. Join the Greater Reston Arts Center to hear Vanessa Meikle Schulman, an expert in her field respond to the work on view in the gallery. The short presentation will be followed by open conversation. Presenters may include poets, dancers, writers, musicians, visual artists, and more. All ages. Sponsored by Reston Community Center. Free and open to the public. Vanessa Schulman is Assistant Professor of Art History at George Mason University.

The Sarajevo Haggada. 8 pm. At Reston Community Center, RCC Hunters Woods Reston. The Sarajevo Haggadah: Music of the Book creatively interprets this miraculous age-old Jewish text as a universal symbol of exile, return and co-existence. Composer-performer Merima Ključo's multimedia work for accordion, piano and video traces its harrowing journey. Author Geraldine Brooks will lead a discussion afterward. Visit www.restoncommunitycenter.com or call 703-476-4500. Cost is $15 Reston/$20 Non-Reston

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.

Monday/Nov. 18

Reston Photographic Society Meeting. 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.

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.