Monday, October 18
- Climate Change: Preparing for the New Normal in Virginia (5 p.m.) — Jim Kinter, a George Mason University professor and director of its Center for Ocean-Land-Atmosphere Studies, gives an online talk about how people in the Commonwealth aren’t immune to climate change and what they should do.
Tuesday, October 19
- Alluring Autumn (6:30-8:30 p.m.) — Pinot’s Palette features a class focusing on the season of autumn. Cost is $39 and includes a two-for-one deal.
Wednesday, October 20
- Embroidery Machine 101 – Create an Applique Pillow (7 p.m.) — Learn how to make an appliqué pillow using a Pfaff single-thread embroidery machine. Class is $45.
Thursday, October 21
- Klasinc & Lončar Duo (2:15 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.) — Visit Reston Community Center’s The CenterStage for a free performance with two classical guitarists, Natasa Klasinc and Miroslav Lončar. Registration is required.
Friday, October 22
- Washington West Film Fest (5:30-10:30 p.m.) — Reston Town Center’s Bow Tie Cinemas helps kick off the festival running from Thursday to Monday. Several showings occur on Friday and the weekend across Reston and Tysons.
- Opening Reception and Artist Talk (6 p.m.) — A city planner’s artwork explores the ramifications of climate change across Washington, D.C.’s monuments and beyond. The event is free and being held outside Tephra’s satellite gallery at Signature apartments in Reston Town Center.
- Halloween House and Trick-or-Treat Trail (8 p.m. Friday and Saturday) — Check out the Walker Nature Center and its candlelit trail, where visitors can solve animal mysteries along the way. It’s not a haunted house or trail of terror, Reston Association notes. Register by Wednesday. (Most slots have already been taken.) Cost is $12 for members.
Saturday, October 23
- DogFest Washington DC at Reston Town Center (11 a.m. to 3 p.m.) — The in-person tradition returns. Helping out the nonprofit Canine Companions for Independence, the event will feature dog demonstrations, speakers, and other festivities.
- Halloween Family Fun Day (noon to 2 p.m.) — Enjoy kids activities, which includes carnival games for youth up to age 8, during this event at Reston Community Center Hunters Woods that encourages people to dress up.
Sunday, October 24
- Walk to End Alzheimer’s (Registration at 8:30 a.m., ceremony at 9:30 a.m. and walk to follow) — A 2-mile route for supporters seeking to end a form of dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, returns to support the nonprofit Alzheimer’s Association.
- “The Turn of the Screw” (8 p.m. Friday and Saturday as well as 2 p.m. Sunday) — Tickets are $25. Adapted from the classic Henry James horror story, this play follows the journey of a governess caring for two kids when she begins to wonder if the home is haunted.
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