Thursday Morning Rundown

Gingerbread Man Mile at RTC/Credit: Potomac River Running

Give A Reston-Themed Gift — Modern Reston has some ideas for “only in Reston” holiday presents. [Modern Reston]

Exercise For a Good Cause — Join the Moms Keeping Fit Bootcamp class at the Reston Town Center Pavilion Saturday at 8:45 a.m. for a great workout for a two great causes. Make a donation to Wounded Warriors to participate or bring a new, unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots. Class may be indoors at Athleta depending on weather. Register in advance. [Reston Now]

Tree Sale For Hunger Relief — Vale United Methodist Church of Oakton’s Christmas tree sale is now underway, and proceeds will go to the global relief organization Stop Hunger Now. The proceeds from each sale will feed 120 people, and the church has a goal of raising enough for 50,000 meals. Vale UMC is at 11528 Vale Rd., Oakton. The tree lot is open weeknights from 6 to 9 p.m.; Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cash or checks only, please.

Photo courtesy of Potomac River Running via Flickr

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