Sunday, April 5 is Easter.

There are many houses of worship in Reston that welcome you to attend services. Here are some nearby:

United Christian Parish, 11508 North Shore Rd., Services at 6:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.

St. Anne’s Episcopal, 1700 Wainwright Dr,  Services at 7:45 a.m., 9:00 a.m., and 11:15 a.m. services. Following the 9:00 a.m. service there will be an Easter Egg Hunt for children between the ages of 2 and 10.

St. Thomas a Becket Catholic Church, 1421 Wiehle Ave., Easter Mass at 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 12 p.m.

St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 11900 Lawyers Rd., Easter Mass at 7:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. (Spanish)

Martin Luther King Jr. Christian Church, 11400 North Shore Rd., Services at 10:40 a.m.

Washington Plaza Baptist Church, 1615 Washington Plaza, Pancake breakfast at 9:30 am., Services at 11 am.

Unitarian Universalist Church in Reston, 1625 Wiehle Ave., Service “Many Resurrections,” 10 a.m.

United Christian Parish/file photo


Piglets at Reston Zoo/Credit: Reston Zoo via FacebookThe Reston Zoo has a weekend of Easter fun for kids April 4 and 5.

Stop by the zoo, 1228 Hunter Mill Rd., for visits with the baby lambs, goats and bunnies — as well as visit with the big guy himself, the Easter Bunny. There will also be a moonbounce and other kids activities.

The main event: Easter egg hunts:

Safari Egg Hunts (ages 4-12), 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 12 noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m. or 3 p.m. Families will board the Zoofari Wagon for a trip out to the Safari Egg Hunt Field for this egg hunt.

Toddler Egg Hunts (3 and under), 10 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. Youngsters will hunt for eggs at the picnic pavilion field, where stroller parking will be available.

Children are encouraged to bring their own Easter baskets for collecting eggs. Families are asked to arrive early for this popular event. Last admission will be at 3 p.m. each day of the event.

The egg hunts and other activities are free with zoo admission:

  • Adults: $12.95
  • Children (2-12): $12.95
  • Under 2: Egg Hunt Ticket $3
  • Season Pass Holders will receive $2 off per ticket

Photo: Piglets at Reston Zoo/Credit: Reston Zoo via Facebook


Brunch at Mon Ami Gabi/Courtesy Mon Ami GabiNot up for cooking on Easter Sunday? Here are a few Reston restaurants offering specials for holiday fun for the whole family.

Vinifera Wine Bar & Bistro, Westin Reston Heights — is offering a three-course Easter Prix Fixe menu ($55/person; $65 with unlimited mimosa or Bloody Marys; $25/children). There will also be a petting zoo and a visit from the Easter Bunny. Reservations: 703-234-3550

Kalypso’s, Lake Anne Plaza — will be grilling lamb out on the patio, as well as offering a special Easter brunch featuring  grilled octopus, grilled bronzini, Greek-style chicken, pastitsio, moussaka and baklava. Reservations: 703-707-0660.

PassionFish, Reston Town Center — is offering Easter Brunch from noon to 2:30 p.m. on Sunday. Specials incude Crabcakes Eggs Benedict and Eggs Sardou. Reservations: 703-230-3474.

Clyde’s of Reston, Reston Town Center — is open on Easter and offering its brunch menu, its children’s brunch menu and $4 Bloody Marys.

Mon Ami Gabi, Reston Town Center — is offering Easter brunch from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Regular menu and specials will be available, as well as candy and holiday treats for the kids. Reservations: 703-707-0233.

The Melting Pot, Plaza America — invites you to celebrate Easter Fondue Style. The restaurant will be seating from 1 to 9 pm on Sunday and is offering a four-course meal (with chocolate fondue) for $32 per person. They also have an egg-dying station for kids from 1-2:30 p.m. Reservations: 703-435-1277.

Il Fornaio, Reston Town Center — is offering Easter brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 pm. and Easter dinner from 5 to 10 p.m. Reservations:  703.437.5544.

Tavern 64, Hyatt Regency Reston — is offering an Easter brunch buffet from 11 a.m. to 5 pm. Reservations: 703-925-8250. Photo: Brunch at Mon Ami Gabi/Courtesy Mon Ami Gabi

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