Walker Nature Center’s Spring Festival Returns Next Week

The Walker Nature Center’s Spring Festival is back next week, featuring a recycling clown magic show, crafts for kids, and live entertainment.

The free event will be held May 5 from 1-5 p.m. Song Garden, Hickory Grove, and other artists will perform acoustic music live throughout the festival.

There will be $5, half hour canoe and kayak rentals at Lake Audubon, as well as fishing activities, a native plant sale, and information from local environmental groups.

The entertainment schedule is as follows:

  • 1:30-2 p.m. — Blue Sky Puppet Theater: The Three Green Pigs
  • 2:45-3:30 p.m. — Teddy the Recycling Clown: Magic Show
  • 4-4:45 p.m. — Reptiles Alive: Live Animal Show

Parking will be available at Glade and Soapstone Drives as well as at Glade Pool.

Photo courtesy of Reston Association


Roer’s Zoofari Preparing to Light Up During Chinese Lantern Festival

chinese-lantern-festivalReston residents will be able to bask in the glow of handcrafted Chinese lanterns during a festival at Roer’s Zoofari in Vienna later this month.

The zoo (formerly the Reston Zoo at 1228 Hunter Mill Road) at is ready be filled with more than 40 lantern sets and 800 bright displays as part of its ongoing Chinese Lantern Festival starting Nov. 16.

Visitors will be transported throughout the world as they walk among Chinese lanterns shaped like lions, tigers, monkeys and even dinosaurs.

Touted as “a modern take on the ancient art of lantern-making,” the festival will include artisans, craftsmen and performers. In addition to viewing the glowing artwork displays, visitors can watch live martial arts shows and shop for souvenirs and gifts made by folk artists.

“Twenty artists from China will work on-site at Roers Zoofari for weeks in a temporary ‘lantern factory’ to create exquisite scenes that include animals from throughout the world,” reads a press release for the event. “From lions to dinosaurs, giraffes to whales–even a herd of zebra’s–figures will form dreamscapes of color and motion.”

The Chinese Lantern Festival will run from Wednesday, Nov. 16 through Sunday, Jan. 1. Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for children over 3.

Photo courtesy of Chinese Lantern Festival

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Watching the Sun Set From The Penthouse

The Harrison at Reston Town Center offers luxury homes and amenities usually not seen outside resorts or top-notch hotels.

In addition to a rooftop pool and entertainment area, The Harrison has a lap pool, business center, onsite pet spa and park, culinary center and a concierge to help you coordinate your life and lifestyle preferences. The fitness center with its classes from yoga to kickboxing will help keep you in shape and let you unwind in the private massage room or in any of the building’s relaxing spaces.

The penthouses are unlike any other space at The Harrison, with luxury finishes with 10 foot ceilings and floor-to-ceiling glass, beautiful views from spacious balconies, and exclusive access to Penthouse floors.

But the penthouse wows with even more services, offering up premier parking, private access to amenity spaces and additional advantages.

Join us as we reveal The Penthouses at The Harrison on September 30th at sunset, the time when the suites really glow with the sun. The event will include handcrafted cocktails and an array of hors d’oeuvres in one of the limited-edition penthouses.

See the gorgeous penthouses for yourself, then enjoy a tour of the rooftop Skyclub and enjoy the sunset in style.

The event is from 6 to 8 p.m. on September 30, but leases are available now for those who fall in love with the luxury, view and amenities at The Harrison. RSVP here for the event that could be the start of a new life in Reston.

The preceding post was sponsored by The Harrison at Reston Town Center


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