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by Dave Emke — March 20, 2017 at 2:45 pm 0

2016 Easter Egg Hunt/Reston Community CenterIt’s been a relatively mild winter, but the first day of spring still brings with it thoughts of certain activities. For kids, there’s no doubt one of those activities is the Easter egg hunt.

Reston Community Center will put on the community’s annual egg hunt at Lake Fairfax Park on Saturday, April 1. (Due to a park scheduling conflict, this is a change from the originally announced date of April 8.)

Debbie Heron, RCC’s youth program director, says about 10,000 eggs will be dropped for the event, which is a hit for families and RCC staff alike.

“It’s one of the few free egg hunts that still exists,” she said. “We get a very nice showing of patrons and people in the community. … We love it. It’s great. It’s one of our favorite events.”

Lake Fairfax Park (1400 Lake Fairfax Way) is a new location for the event, which has been held in recent years at Brown’s Chapel Park. Heron said Lake Fairfax Park provides bigger grounds with more room for parking.

“We change every several years, but if this works out really well, we’ll probably stay for the long term,” she said.

Heron said several hundred children ages 8 and under are expected to participate in the hunt, and they will separated into four different age groups. The event will also include moon bounces, a strolling magician and more fun for kids.

The event is scheduled for 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 1. The egg hunt itself will start at 10:30 a.m. sharp.

For more information about the egg hunt or other upcoming youth-oriented events from Reston Community Center, contact Heron at 703-390-6163.

Photo courtesy Reston Community Center

by Karen Goff — March 18, 2016 at 11:30 am 0

Egg HUNT1It’s nearly Easter, so its time to have some holiday fun.

Children ages 1 to 8 and their parents/caregivers are invited to Brown’s Chapel Park Saturday, March 19 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. for Reston Community Center’s Eggnormous Egg Hunt.

Here’s what is in store: Carnival games, entertainment, moon bounces, prizes, and a strolling magician, as well as the main event, the egg hunt. The egg hunt starts at 10:30 a.m. sharp.

Brown’s Chapel Park is located off of Baron Cameron Avenue at 11300 Brown’s Chapel Rd.

The event is free. The rain date is Saturday, March 26.

Don’t forget to bring:

  • A basket to carry your eggs
  • A camera for all the photo ops
  • A picnic to enjoy outdoors

by Karen Goff — March 8, 2016 at 4:30 pm 1 Comment

2015 Peeps diorama/Credit: Charlotte Geary, Modern Reston

We don’t need the Washington Post’s Peeps diorama contest. Reston has its own!

Chesapeake Chocolates at Lake Anne Plaza is once again sponsoring a Reston Peeps Contest.  Celebrate Reston by creating your favorite Reston scene using the marshmallow Easter candy and other decoration.

Submit your shoebox-sized diorama to Chesapeake Chocolates (11426 Washington Plaza W), and they will display it until March 28.

One diorama, chosen by a panel of judges, will win a delicious Chesapeake Chocolates prize.

Check out some of last year’s fun entries on Modern Reston.

Photo of 2015 contest by Charlotte Geary/Modern Reston

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