Band on The Run 5K Saturday — Help the South Lakes High School Band Boosters by taking part in the Band on the Run 5K at 8 a.m. Saturday. Race is open to children and adults. Runners will be entertained by SLHS pyramid bands while they run. [PR Racing]
Fairfax County Animal Shelter Consolidates Adoption — Thinking of getting a shelter pet? The Fairfax County Animal Shelter will now combine the adoption and spay/neuter fees, which save owners money and streamline the process. [Fairfax County]
Tonight: Giving Circle’s Empty Bowls — Reston nonprofit Giving Circle of HOPE will hold its annual Empty Bowls fundraiser Friday from 5:30 pm to 8 pm at the Floris United Methodist Church in Herndon. Tickets are $30 at the door, which includes supper of soup, bread, a beverage, dessert and a ceramic bowl. [Giving Circle of HOPE]
Holton Will Be NVCC Commencement Speaker — Virginia Secretary of Education Anne Holton will be the keynote speaker at Northern Virginia Community College’s 48th Commencement on Sunday, May 18 at George Mason University’s Patriot Center. Holton, the wife of Sen. Tim Kaine (D), is also a former lawyer, judge and first lady of Virginia.
Art and Orthodontia? — Sunrise Orthodontics, 11490 Commerce Park Dr., is teaming with Greater Reston Arts Center to sponsor a weeklong exhibit of art from local schoolchildren. The artwork featured is from the GRACE Art program at Lake Anne Elementary and is based on a lesson about artist Wassily Kandinsky. The exhibit runs from April 26 to May 2.