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Spring in Reston

Police and Fire Games Shaping Up — Visit Fairfax is hard at work on the 2015 World Police and Fire Games, which will be held at 53 locations in Fairfax County next June and July. Organizers say it will include 12,000 athletes, making it bigger than the Olympics. [Inside Nova]

Which Bird Should Represent? — Friends of Reston, the nonprofit that supports Reston Association, is asking residents to pick Reston’s official bird. Among the choices: American Goldfinch, Barred Owl, Eastern Bluebird, Great Blue Heron and Pileated Woodpecker. [Reston Association]

UVA Most Desirable — The website eCollegeFinder has determined the most desirable college in each state based on the number of applications. University of Virginia comes in tops for Virginia. [WTOP]

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The Ravel Dance Studio will re-open for fall classes 2020. The school will offer in person and virtual online instruction. With over 5000 sq. ft. to social distance the school has added air ionization filtration systems, ballet barres, acrylic dividers, hands free bathrooms, strict monitoring and more.

The Ravel Dance Studio will produce a Nutcracker Ballet Hollywood style video through the Reston Community CenterStage. REGISTRATION online begins August 17.

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Chris Green is one of the DMV’s finest fitness instructors. A Lululemon and South Block ambassador, he is a coach and mentor to so many. He embodies grace, positivity and motivation in ways that no one else can. If we could all learn a thing or two from him, the world would be a much better place. He does so much for others, and does so with a smile on his face 99% of the time.

He recently ruptured his Achilles and has an incredibly long and tough journey ahead. As if COVID hadn’t impacted fitness professionals enough, throw this in the mix and it’s a double, even triple whammy. CG is no longer able to work and do what he loves for the time being because of this and we’d love your support.

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