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What’s Going On Around Reston This Weekend?

by Fatimah Waseem November 10, 2017 at 11:30 am 25 Comments

Temperatures are expected to drop this weekend, but there’s still plenty to do outside for all ages ahead of Thanksgiving weekend.

Editor’s Note: This is just a limited list of all the events taking place in the Reston area this weekend. If you have an event you would like to ensure is listed on the website, be sure to submit it to our Events Calendar.

  • Children between ages 3 and 5 can dabble in the joy of nature through the Walker Nature Center’s “Nutty for Nuts” program on Saturday from 10:30 – 11:30 p.m. at the center. Staff will guide participants through hikes, craft projects and other activities. Parents and caregivers must supervise their children. Tickets start at $6.
  • Need to jumpstart Christmas shopping? Check out the 1st Baptist Church of Herndon’s sale at The Closet (681 Elden St.), a non-profit thrift shop that was founded in 1974. The sale takes place on Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon.
  • Author Melissa Scholes Young will hold a book reading and signing featuring her book “Flood” on Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m at Scrawl Books (11862 Market St.). The book, which is set in Mark Twain’s neighborhood town.
  • Experience “All-American All the Way,” a free patriotic concert at the Hunters Woods Community Center on 2310 Colts Neck Road on Saturday from 4 to 5 p.m. The concert will include military hymns and will conclude with an appreciation reception.
  • Dive into fall with a harvest-themed wagon ride at Frying Pan Farm Park. The event will include hot cocoa and s’mores around a campfire. Programs begin at 4, 5 and 6 p.m. The cost is $10 and a registered adult must accompany children. Call 703-437-9101 for more information.
  • The Reston Farmers Market will take place from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at Lake Anne Village Center.
  • The Reston Community Players’ 2017-18 season continues their presentation of Elton John and Tim Rice’s musical “Aida.” The show, winner of four Tony Awards, will be performed through Saturday at Reston Community Center’s CenterStage (2310 Colts Neck Road). This weekend, the show is being performed at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday nights, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $27, with student/senior tickets available for $23.
  • Dancers of all skills levels can participate in an afternoon of dance at the Reston Community Center on Sunday between 2:30 and 4:30 p.m. The program will include three mini-lessons, door prizes and light refreshments. Dance partners are not required, but you have to be at least 18 years old to participate. The cost if $5 for Reston-residents and $10 for all others.
  • Bird lovers are invited to search for birds in this Bird Walk at the Lower Grade Stream Valley on Sunday from 7:30 – 10:30 a.m. Participants will meet near Glade Drive and Twin Branches Road. No registration is required for this adults-only activity. Walks are sponsored by the Audubon Society of Northern Virginia and The Bird Feeder store.
  • Learn about the years spanning between World War I and World War II during Dr. Harry Butowsky’s six-part part lecture series at the Reston Regional Library from 2 – 4 p.m. on Sunday.
  • The exhibit, Reston: The Art of Community, will continue at the Reston Museum (1639 Washington Plaza) this weekend. Produced by Public Art Reston in collaboration with the Reston Historic Trust & Museum, the display showcases the legacy of public art in Reston. The exhibition will be on display through Nov. 26.

  • OneReally

    Psst R3stonnow it’s Veteran’s Day this weekend. How about show some gratitude to them as well.
    Your bias is showing again.

  • The Constitutionalist

    Good Lord, do you guys need a new writer?

  • Anonymous Person

    The Northern Virginia Christmas market is also going on this weekend at the Dulles Expo Center:

    https://www.facebook.com/Northern-Virginia-Christmas-Market-406896755998264/

    • Mike M

      Careful with those Christian words, racist! 😉

      • Anonymous Person

        Well, I suppose we can see if I make a twitter account somewhere or not. Apparently I made the last editor mad enough to call me a troll and make fun of me on his personal twitter:

        https://twitter.com/emkedave/status/919947837068234752

        • Anonymous Person

          The best part was when I apologized and he got all snarky on his twitter. It’s a shame, I suppose apologizing when you’re wrong is a sign of weakness or something.

          • The Constitutionalist

            Did you expect something less?

            I’m a little disappointed as I’ve been far more divisive and rude than you have and was never featured on Dave’s page.

            Feels bad.

          • Willie Reston

            Had you used your real name he likely wouldn’t have posted that. If you use an anonymous moniker to trash people on the internet, prepare to be trashed in return.

          • Mike M

            OK, “Willie Reston.”

          • Anonymous Person

            I want to understand your line of reasoning – it’s okay for a news editor to poke fun of a reader if the reader posts anonymously, but if the reader posts under a name (any name, because how can the editor verify a person’s identity), then it’s not okay anymore?

            Again, please, I beg you, stop posting things defending a position. You really do whatever your cause or position is a disservice.

          • Willie Reston

            My line of reasoning is that a journalist/editor will have no qualms poking fun (and it was only poking fun, not at all vicious) at a commenter when the commenter is anonymous vs calling out an actual person. If you had posted with your real name/Facebook I highly doubt the editor would have roasted you even as softly as they did.

          • The Constitutionalist

            Oh look, post 9,459 of 9,459 (OH GOD, SARCASM) total posts where the irony is lost on Willie.

          • Willie Reston

            There is no irony here as I know this applies to me as well. I’m obviously aware I post with a fake name and don’t get super butthurt when someone pokes fun, unlike Anonymous Person.

          • The Constitutionalist

            Oh.

          • Why do you bother?

            He probably had a very tiny….keyboard.

        • Why do you bother?

          Karen always welcomed input about correct usage. I guess her successor was (much) more insecure.

          • Greg

            Mostly, but a lot less heavy-handed on the censorship than Karen was.

          • Why do you bother?

            Censorship? I wish she had exhibited more, not less.

    • The Constitutionalist

      Please use the gender neutral X-mas. It’s 2017, you bigot.

      • OneReally

        What’s your HRC score?

        • The Constitutionalist

          As a wealthy, young, white male, they won’t even give me a score.

          • OneReally

            Still better than mine. 😉 I got more negative points for being a middle age male.

          • The Constitutionalist

            That’s true, you’re beyond redemption.

        • Mike M

          Um, whart the fark is an HRC score?

  • Reston Realist

    Isn’t SLHS in the playoffs this weekend?

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