Friday Morning Rundown

Deer on RA path near Lake Thoreau

Reston Author’s New Book — Kwame Alexander, Newbery-award winning novelist and Reston resident, has a new book that comes out April 5. Read a preview of “Booked,” which is a companion to award-winner “The Crossover.” [Publishers Weekly]

Metro Gets Grace Period — You now have 15 minutes if you want to leave a Metro station after you have paid to get in. Currently, when riders enter a station and leave that same station, they are charged $1.75 (peak time, $2.15). These same-station entry/exit transactions account for about 0.5 percent of all rail transactions each month, according to WMATA. [DCist]

Spring Flea Market This Weekend — Ready for some deals? Reston Community Center Hunters Woods is hosting its Spring Flea Market tomorrow from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. There will be more than 30 vendors. [RCC]

Animal Industry — The Fairfax County Animal Shelter is holding a career day Saturday for youth who are thinking about working in the pet industry, such as a veterinarian, animal control officer, animal trainer or caretaker. The event is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the shelter, 4500 West Ox Rd. in Fairfax. Added bonus: adoption fees half off Saturday. [Fairfax County]

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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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