In an effort to find more ways to activate Lake Anne Plaza with community programming, a new free harvest is coming to the plaza on Saturday (Oct. 27).
The free festival offers holiday tips, treats, live music, wine and beer and collection of fall-related products from the eleven eateries and shops at Lake Anne Plaza, according to Rachel Piering, who is helping organize the festival.
“The Lake Anne Plaza business[es] are working towards adding more events to the annual calendar – as a collective. We are doing more to make Lake Anne Plaza an anchor for activities in Reston. We wanted to add at least one more event to the lineup before the end of the year,” Piering told Reston Now.
The event will take place at the waterfront of the plaza from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Event organizers offered the following information about specials during the festival:
Café Montmartre: Virginia wine pairing and specials on Vienna Lager and Devils Backbone IPA
Chesapeake Chocolates: Free wine tasting featuring Virginia wines from 2pm-4pm. Virginia treats and chocolate apple dipping and first annual Fall for Peeps Display.
Kalypso’s Sports Tavern: Specials on all Virginia wine and beer plus wine pairing/tasting
Kustard & Co: Buy one get one Seasonal Harvest Flavored Pumpkin scoops
Lake Anne Brew House: 20% off growlers refills and special prices on seasonal beers
Lake Anne Coffee House and Wine Bar: Dinner special inspired by Virginia Wines and Beers.
New Trail Cycling Studio: Sneak Peak of New Space, Membership Discounts and Bike Trail Maps
Reston Historic Trust & Museum: Happy Birthday Museum! Fall refreshments and sale on mugs, t-shirts, and memberships.
Reston Art Gallery and Studio: Hosting a fall craft project for kids from 10am-Noon.
Reston’s Used Book Shop: Sale on all Virginia Books and books about wine.
Small Change Consignment: 80% Off Halloween Costume Sale and extra 20% off toys and books.
The festival is produced by the Lake Anne Merchants Committee.
Newcomers to Reston can take advantage of a free bus tour on October 13. The event is sponsored by Comstock.
RA is offering two bus tours between 10 a.m. and noon and between 1-3 p.m. The guided bus tour will feature stops at Reston’s “most interesting places,” including Walker Nature Center, according to organizers. Bus tours will begin and end at The Lake House (11450 Baron Cameron Avenue). Bus tour participants can also enjoy refreshments and tour The Lake House between the bus tours.
In order to participate, residents must have become RA property owners within the last six months. An open house open to all members at The Lake House will run between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Catering is provided by Kalypso’s Sports Tavern.
Registration is required for the tour.
Hummingbird rescue — Yes, we’re serious. Fairfax County Fire and Rescue personnel nursed a hummingbird who appeared “weak and lethargic” back to health on the Herndon and Reston boundary line. [Reston Patch]
An ode to Kalypso — Kalypso’s Sports Tavern is celebrating its eight-year anniversary next week. The party will include a crab feast and musical performances. Reservations are recommended. [Kalypso’s Sports Tavern]
Nearby: don’t block intersections — Local police are ticketing drivers who block intersections when stoplights change. Drivers could get a $30 ticket and a $67 bill for court costs. [WJLA]
Flickr pool photo by vantagehill
The Northern Virginia Restaurant Week is back this year. The annual event, which runs from March 19-26, offers reduced price at more than 50 restaurants in Northern Virginia.
Customers are strongly encouraged to make reservations.
Several eateries in Reston and Herndon are participating in the event, including:
- Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants (12130 Sunset Hills Rd)
- GreenFare (408 Elden Street)
- Gregorio’s Trattoria (428 North Point Village Center)
- Kalypso’s Sports Tavern (1617 Washington Plaza N)
- Mon Ami Gabi (11950 Democracy Drive)
- Red’s Table (11150 South Lakes Drive)
- The Melting Pot (11730 Plaza America Drive)
For a complete list of all eateries taking part, visit the event’s website.
Photo via Northern Virginia Restaurant Week
The restaurant and bar will celebrate with an anniversary beach party weekend beginning Thursday.
Here is what is planned:
Thursday, July 2 — Pre-Party with Favorite Reggae Band I & I Riddim, 9:30 p.m.
Friday, July 3 — Cheers to Five Years All Day Celebration
- 5 p.m. – Steel Drums on the Patio with Orlando Phillips
- 9:30 pm – Suz’s Blues Band
Saturday, July 4 — Happy Fourth of July
- 4 p.m. – DJ with Beach Music on the Patio
- 9:30 p.m. – DJ in the Bar
Sunday, July 5 — Lexie Hayden on the Patio from 1 to 4 p.m.
Kalypso’s will transform its patio into a beach, featuring sand, beach balls and other beach fun. There will be food and beverage specials all weekend.