Reston Community Center will present its annual Children’s Fall Flea Market this Saturday from 9 a.m. through noon at RCC Hunters Woods.
Attendees can browse several tables for gently-used toys, books, games, video, and other child-friendly items. Junior merchants between the age of six and 13 will sell the items.
The event is open to all. Admission is one non-perishable item for Cornerstones’ Thanksgiving Food Drive, which kicks off today.
Vendor spots are still available. Single-size, 3’x6′ tables cost $10 for Reston residents $15 for all others. Shared tables that measure 3’x9′ with two or more merchants are $15 for Reston residents and $23 for all others. Registration is open online.
For more information, contact RCC’s youth program director Debbie Heron at [email protected].
Photo via Reston Community Center
Three local organizations are working together once again on the annual Thanksgiving Drive, which helps families in need of food. Individuals, businesses and organizations are encouraged to drop off non-perishable food and other essential items as several drop-off points throughout the area.
Cornerstones, a local nonprofit organization that helps neighbors in overcome tough economic times, is in need of the following items:
- Toilet Paper
- Baby Wipes
- Hygiene Items
- Cooking Oil
- Dry Beans
- Canned Meats
- Flour, Sugar, etc.
- Peanut Butter & Jelly
- Canned Fruit
- Soups, Chili, etc.
- Coffee, Tea, etc.
- Macaroni & Cheese
- Boxed Potatoes
- Heavy Duty Clear Plastic Bins (approx. size of file boxes)
- Shelf Stable Milk (evaporated, condensed, dry, soy, etc.)
Drop-off locations, as listed by RCC, are below:
- RCC Hunters Woods
2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston
- RCC Lake Anne
1609-A Washington Plaza, Reston
- Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce
1886 Metro Center Drive, Suite 230, Reston
- Access National Bank
1800 Robert Fulton Drive, Suite 105, Reston
- Hunter Mill District Office
1802 Cameron Glen Drive, Reston
12700 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston
- JBG/RTC West
12100, 12110,12120 Sunset Hills Road, Reston
- LePort Montessori Herndon
13251 Woodland Park Road, Herndon
- Long & Foster Realtors
2100 Reston Pkwy, Suite 102, Reston
- Reston Association – HQ
12001 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston
- Reston Association – CSF
12250 Sunset Hills Road, Reston
- Reston Association – WNC
11450 Glade Drive, Reston
- State Farm Insurance
11868 Sunrise Valley Drive, Suite 200, Reston
- Tall Oaks Assisted Living
12052 North Shore Drive, Reston
- The Harrison at Reston Town Center
1800 Jonathan Way, Reston
- Washington Hilton Dulles
13869 Park Center Road, Herndon
- YMCA Fairfax County Reston
12196 Sunset Hills Road, Reston
Photo via RCC
Batman and Robin, Little Red Riding Hood, A Dragon and More — A big crowd came out for the Lake Anne Boo and Brews Festival a few days ago, with many Restonians winning awards for their impressive costumes, and many incorporating their pets into their costumes as well. See Little Red Riding Hood and The Huntsman with their dog as Grandma, Batgirl with her dog as Robin, and many more in photos. [Connection Newspapers]
Reston Food Drive Starts Today — Reston Community Center is once again partnering up with Cornerstones and the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce to collect food for families in need this month, starting on Wednesday, Nov. 1. Donations of nonperishable food items can be dropped off through Nov. 20 at the community centers at Hunters Woods (2310 Colts Neck Road) and Lake Anne (1609 Washington Plaza N.), or at the Chamber of Commerce (1886 Metro Center Dr., Suite 230). A long list of other drop-off locations, along with a list of the most needed items, is available online. [Reston Community Center]
Franchise Job Fair Coming to Reston on Monday — Budding entrepreneurs who have been considering opening a franchise business are invited to the Capital Area Franchise Fair to learn all about various opportunities and learn more about the process. The fair will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Reston Association Conference Center, 12001 Sunrise Valley Dr. in Reston. Representatives from the Virginia Small Business Administration as well as from various franchise industries will present information and talk with attendees, and funding experts will be on hand. Tickets are $39 in advance and $49 at the door. [Capital Area Franchise Fair]