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Reston Town Center ice skating pavilion

What Tops Transportation List? — Northern Virginia residents say reducing trip times and making the local transportation system affordable are their top priorities for the future of transit in the region, says a survey released by the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority (NVTA). [Fairfax Times]

Black Nativity Wednesday in Reston — Theater Alliance will present Black Nativity by Langston Hughes Wednesday, 8 p.m. at Reston Community Center Hunters Woods. This is a concert version retelling of the Christmas story from an Afrocentric perspective, featuring gospel, blues, funk, jazz, and dance from an ensemble cast. Tickets: $25 residents/$35 non residents. [Reston Now]

Handel’s Messiah in Reston — Save the date for The Reston Chorale’s annual Messiah Sing Along on Wednesday, Dec. 9 at 7:30 p.m. at St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 11900 Lawyers Rd. Join the chorus for this holiday classic. Tickets are $15, but if you bring a new or gently used coat (or new hat, gloves, socks or scarf) fir Cornerstones, you can receive $5 off the price of admission. [Event Brite]

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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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