Reston, VA

Book lovers can get their hands on thousands of used books at the Friends of the Reston Regional Library’s semi-annual sale this weekend.

Although the spring sale started on Thursday for the public, the event continues today through 5 p.m., on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Sunday from noon to 3:30 p.m. at Reston Regional Library (11925 Bowman Towne Drive).

No children’s books will be offered at the sale. The next book sale is in mid-August right before the next school year begins.

Tomorrow (May 4)

  • Reston Pet Fiesta (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) — Dogs and their owners can enjoy this outdoor festival at Reston Town Center. The free event brings together businesses, rescue groups and pet owners for activities, demonstrations and entertainment.
  • Spring Festival (1-5 p.m.) — Enjoy entertainment, animals, craft making for kids, and displays from local environmental groups at the Walker Nature Center (11450 Glade Drive). An animal show, interactive performance and puppet show are also planned.
  • Tapestry of Peace and Justice (4-7:30 p.m.) — This “mixed-art” performance and exhibit combines music and images from artists of The Reston Art Gallery & Studios and League of Reston Artists, as well as poems from The Poetry Society of Virginia. Tickets are $25 for adults.
  • Crescent Community Yard Sale (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.) — If you missed Reston Association’s big community yard sale last weekend, now is your chance to comb through items at the Crescent Apartments’ sale (1572 Cameron Crescent Drive).

Sunday (May 5)

  • Hopecam 19th Annual 5k Run/Walk (9:15 a.m.) — Hopecam’s annual event helps children with cancer. The race begins at 9:30 a.m., followed by an awards ceremony and post-race celebration at 1890 Preston White Drive.
  • Sunday Country Western Dance (5:30-8 p.m.) — Swing the night away to popular western tunes played by Reston Community Center’s DJ. The monthly event takes place at RCC Hunters Woods. Dancers must be 18 years or older.
  • HGRTC Marketplace (noon to 5 p.m.) — Reston Town Center will host a home and garden marketplace for all plant lovers. The event is the first of its kind in the town center.

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If you’re looking for a new four-legged family member or interested in improving your relationship with a pet your own, the Pet Fiesta returns to Reston Town Center (11900 Market Street) on May 4. Local pet businesses, community members and animal rescue groups will be on-site to promote local adoption and educate owners about dog ownership.

The event kicks off with a Dog House of Style fashion show at noon. The latest canine couture will be modeled by rescue dogs, who will be up for adoption. Face painting and caricature artists will also be on-site during the fiesta, which begins at 10 a.m. and ends at 4 p.m.

It’s hosted by Gooddogz.org, a Reston-based nonprofit that educates future dog owners about dog selection and care. The organization also supports rescue groups.

Last year, the Pet Fiesta drew more than 10,000 visitors, according to event organizers.

Photo by Don Renner

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Pet Fiesta/Gooddogz.org

Is your new best friend waiting for you at the 2016 Pet Fiesta?

The annual event sponsored by Good Dogz Inc. will feature more than a dozen rescue groups, who will bring pets in need of homes to meet potential owners at the Fiesta this Saturday at Reston Town Center.

The free event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and will also feature fun for the whole family. Here’s what is planned:

Live Music and a dog fashion show. See live event schedule.

Tails on Trails Dog Walk — This is a scenic walk to raise money to help homeless dogs find homes. The route will take you and your furry pal around the Reston Town Center on a walk along the W&OD trail, sidewalks & footpaths. The Dog walk begins at 10 a.m., rain or shine. Cost: $20 for one dog, $5 for additional dogs, payable online.

Pet contests — including best dressed, best trick, best howl and a Frosty Paws eating competition.

Vendors — Lots of cool pet products and services will have demonstration booths.

Photo: 2015 Pet Fiesta/Gooddogz.org via Facebook

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Visitors to the 2012 Pet Fiesta/File photoThe Pet Fiesta returns to Reston Town Center on Saturday, so grab Fluffy and Spot and head for the more than 100 booths offering pet supplies, pet services and pets for adoption.

This is the 10th annual event, and it recent years it has drawn more than 10,000 visitors. The fiesta runs from 10 a.m. to 4 pm. and admission is free. The event is organized by and some of the proceeds benefit GoodDogz.org, a nonprofit that supports rescue groups and other pet services.

Some of the highlights of the day:

The Tails on Trails Dog Walk, 10 a.m. —  Take a walk with your dog for charity.

Dog House of Style Fashion Show, 12 p.m.

Pet Costume Contests — Enter your dog in the Best Dressed, Best Trick, Best Howl/Bark or Fastest Frosty Paw Treat Eating contests. They can win a doggie swag bag, and your $10 donation will help GoodDogz. 12:30 p.m. Sign up in advance here.

Kids activities such as balloon animals and face painting, all day.

File photo/2012 Pet Fiesta

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