Thursday Morning Rundown

Paddleboarding at Lake Anne/Credit: Surf Reston via Flickr

Honors For SLHS Soccer Player — Junior Sara Vigen, a girls soccer goalkeeper at South Lakes High School, was named Washington Post First Team All-Met. Sara is the first SLHS girls soccer player to be named First Team All-Met since 1987.

Take A Break Concerts Return — Reston Community Center’s Take A Break Concert series returns to Lake Anne Plaza tonight from 7 to 9 p.m. The Barretones (Bluegrass) will perform on the Plaza. The free concert series will continue each Thursday through Aug. 28 with a variety of Jazz, Blues, Latin and other entertainment. [Reston Community Center]

Celebrate Sizanani — Reston-based Global Camps Africa will host Sizanani Family Fun Day from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday. Counselors from Camp Sizanani, a residential camp in South Africa for children who have been affected by HIV and AIDS, will be here to celebrate with founder Phil Lilienthal and other Restonians who have volunteered at the camp. [Camp Sizanani Facebook Page]

Gibson Official Files To Take On Connolly — Independent Mark Gibson, seeking the VA 11th Congressional spot, officially filed his Declaration of Candidacy and Petitions of Qualified Voters with the Virginia State Board of Elections (SBE). Gibson will challenge incumbent Democrat Gerry Connolly in the Nov. 4 general election. [Gibson for Congress]

Photo: Surf Reston SUP via Flickr

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