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by RestonNow.com — May 19, 2017 at 2:45 pm 0

The big event this weekend is the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival, which will bring tens of thousands to Reston Town Center  beginning tonight. The kickoff party is from 6-9 p.m. tonight; tickets are $50. The event itself is the next two days, with admission a $5 suggested donation for adults. It will run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

But there is plenty else going on in the area this weekend too. Here is just a sampling of what’s available to you, your family and friends in the coming days:

  • Reston’s Relay for Life event will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday at South Lakes High School (11400 South Lakes Drive). The luminaria ceremony is set for 9 p.m. Saturday, with the event to continue through the night and wrap up at 7 a.m. Sunday.
  • The Reston Farmers Market will take place from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at Lake Anne Village Center. The Pink Armoire Fashion Truck will be in attendance this week.
  • Lake Anne is also hosting Sunday Yoga on the Plaza each week, at 9:30 a.m.
  • Radcliffe Bailey: The Great Dismal Swamp” remains on display at Greater Reston Arts Center (12001 Market St.) through August.
  • The Habitat Heroes program seeks volunteers to cut back the large invasive bush honeysuckle that has taken over the field edge at Sunrise Valley Rec Area (10805 Oldfield Drive), Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon.
  • There will be a bird walk Sunday from 7:30-10:30 a.m. at Stratton Woods Park. Meet at the Polo Fields Recreation Area.
  • Reston Association will host an open house at The Lake House on Sunday from 10 a.m. to noon.
  • The 18th annual Teachers and Students Exhibit remains on display at the Jo Ann Rose Gallery at Reston Community Center-Lake Anne (1609 Washington Plaza N.) through June 5.
  • Live music at Reston Town Center this weekend will include a performance from 6-10 p.m. tonight at Tavern64 (1800 Presidents St.) and both tonight and Saturday from 10 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. at Crafthouse (1888 Explorer St.).
  • Lucky Dog Animal Rescue will have an adoption event at PetSmart (11860 Spectrum Center) from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday.
  • This week at Reston Regional Library (11925 Bowman Towne Drive), Frying Pan Farm Park will visit Saturday from 11 a.m. to noon; and “First Ladies and Scandals in the City” will be presented Saturday from 1-3 p.m.
  • The My Health Matters 5K/1-mile Walk and Free Health Fair is slated for Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon at the 505 Building at Herndon Square (505 Huntmar Park Drive).
  • Kalypso’s (1617 Washington Plaza N.) will have live music tonight, 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m., from Medicated Sunfish. DJ Kram will play Top 40 hits Saturday night.
  • Vinafera Wine Bar and Bistro (11750 Sunrise Valley Drive) has live music from 7-10 p.m. every Friday and Saturday night.
  • Matt Waller will play at The Tasting Room Wine Bar (1816 Library St.) from 8-11 p.m. Saturday.

by RestonNow.com — May 12, 2017 at 2:45 pm 0

It’s another busy weekend in Reston, with plenty of fun activities on the agenda.

The weather hasn’t been pretty for several days now, though, and it looks like rain will be prevalent again Saturday. We recommend you check the status of any scheduled outdoor activity before heading out.

Here is just a sampling of things to do in the area this weekend:

  • Reston Association’s Community Yard Sale, originally scheduled for Saturday, has been rescheduled for Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to noon at 1900 Campus Commons Drive. Eighty-five families will be selling a variety of items. In case of rain, call 703-435-6577 that morning to check the event’s status.
  • It’s pool season in Reston. The North Shore and Ridge Heights pools are scheduled to open for the season this weekend, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day.
  • The Reston Community Players will continue their staging of “Private Lives” this weekend. Performances will be tonight and Saturday at 8 p.m., along with a 2 p.m. performance on Sunday. Tickets are $21, or $18 for students with ID and senior citizens. Shows take place at CenterStage at the Reston Community Center (2310 Colts Neck Road).
  • The Reston Farmers Market is scheduled for 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at Lake Anne Village Center.
  • The South Lakes High School “Spirit of Reston” Marching Band will hold a rummage sale Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the school (11400 South Lakes Drive). The event is slated to be held on the east side of the school, along Seahawks Drive; however, it will be moved inside if the weather does not cooperate.
  • The seventh annual “Be Amyazing!” Reston Youth Triathlon is scheduled for Sunday morning. It consists of a swim at Ridge Heights pool, a bike ride on roads near South Lakes High School and a run on Reston Association paths. Lengths are different for each age group.
  • Langston Hughes Middle School (11401 Ridge Heights Road) is presenting “Willy Wonka Jr.” this weekend. The show will be performed tonight at 7 p.m., and at 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday.
  • The NOVA Tour de Cure fundraising event of the American Diabetes Association is scheduled for Saturday, rain or shine, beginning at Reston Town Center.
  • Reston Chorale will present its “A Season to Remember” show, celebrating 50 years of the group, Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at South Lakes High School (11400 South Lakes Drive). Tickets at the door will be $30. Those 62 and over will be admitted for $25; youth 17 and under will be admitted free, as will active military.
  • Events at Reston Town Center this weekend include live music tonight from 6-10 p.m. at Tavern64 (1800 Presidents St.) and from 10 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. tonight and Saturday at Crafthouse (1888 Explorer St., formerly World of Beer); wine tasting at Il Fornaio (11990 Market St.) Saturday from 3-5 p.m.; a Mother’s Day brunch at Mon Ami Gabi (11950 Democracy Drive) Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., and more.
  • Lake Anne Brew House (11424 Washington Plaza W.) will host a special Mother’s Day “She’s Crafty” women’s beer event from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sunday.
  • Frying Pan Farm Park (2739 West Ox Road, Herndon) has a free Spring Farm Day planned for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. The event will included hand-churned ice cream samples, a dairy exhibit, children’s activities and crafts, blacksmithing, and antique equipment demos.
  • Radcliffe Bailey: The Great Dismal Swamp” remains on display at Greater Reston Arts Center (12001 Market St.) through August.
  • Lake Anne is hosting Sunday Yoga on the Plaza each week, at 9:30 a.m.
  • Saturday from 2-3:30 p.m. at Reston Regional Library (11925 Bowman Towne Drive), local historian Jim Lewis will share the story of Japan’s secret plans to attack the U.S. mainland during World War II.
  • Kalypso’s (1617 Washington Plaza N.) will have live music tonight, 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m., from Bushmaster with Gary Brown. DJ Kram will play Top 40 hits Saturday night.
  • Vinafera Wine Bar and Bistro (11750 Sunrise Valley Drive) has live music from 7-10 p.m. every Friday and Saturday night. This week they have Hilary Veltri tonight and Jason Masi tomorrow night.

by RestonNow.com — May 1, 2017 at 10:15 am 23 Comments

Beginning this week, The Lake House (1145o Baron Cameron Ave.) is saying “namaste” to visitors through the efforts of a local yoga studio.

BelovedYoga is renting out the facility overlooking Lake Newport as a venue to offer yoga classes for the community. Classes are available for all ages.

Reston Association members who have never been to BelovedYoga are invited to take a class free during the month of May. A five-class pass can be purchased for $50.

Check out the class schedule on the studio’s website.

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by Dave Emke — January 19, 2017 at 9:00 am 5 Comments

Lake Anne - Jan. 18, 2017

Reston Orthopedic Practice Honored for Community Work — Ortho Virginia was recently recognized by Shepherd’s Center of Oakton-Vienna for its continued support of the nonprofit, volunteer-based organization. [Reston Connection]

Yoga Studio Organizes Buses for Women’s March on D.C. — Maryam Ovissi, the owner of Beloved Yoga (12001 Sunrise Valley Drive), has booked transportation for 57 people to the event Saturday on the National Mall. [Patch]

Silver Line Progress ‘Steady,’ Project Officials Say — In recent weeks, the project’s design-­build contractor has reported “significant progress” on the aerial guideways that will carry the tracks through Washington Dulles International Airport. Engineers also say at-­grade track work on Phase 2 of the project, which recently began, is “a very important milestone.” [Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project]

by Karen Goff — April 14, 2016 at 1:30 pm 3 Comments

Instagram is a wonderful place to see some of the world’s best yogis doing what they do amid a backdrop of fabulous places: a beach in Bali; a yoga retreat in Mexico; a dock at Lake Anne.

Wait, Lake Anne? Yes. Check out the Insta feed of Colure Caulfield, who teaches at Herndon’s Down Dog yoga, but likes to hit some of Reston’s most scenic spots to strike a pose.

It will remind you of Reston’s beauty — and inspire you if you are working towards a side crow pose.

 

A girl & her horse. 🐴❤️ — #reston #publicart #yogaeverywhere

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A girl & her horse. 🐴❤️ — #reston #publicart #yogaeverywhere

 

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#TBT Dreaming of #Fall today… <3 — #notsweaterweather

 

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by Karen Goff — June 12, 2015 at 9:00 am 4 Comments

Love Your Body Day/File photoFree yoga will happen at Reston Town Center all day Sunday as the Love Your Body Yoga Festival returns for its seventh year.

The festival, organized by Reston’s Beloved Yoga, runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with yoga classes, wellness information, food samples and more.

The event is free, but donations for some classes will benefit Cornerstones and the Brad Kaminsky Foundation.

The pavilion will be the site of the main stage, where teachers from local studios Beloved Yoga, Health Advantage, Sun and Moon, Lifetime Athletic and others will lead a variety of classes.

Here is the main stage schedule:

  • 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., Opening Flow with Amir Tahami (Sun and Moon Yoga); Susan Van Nuys (Health Advantage); Stair Calhoun (Little River Yoga)l and Maryam Ovissi (Beloved Yoga)
  • 11:35 a.m. – noon, Spark Yoga 
  • 12:05 p.m. – 12:30 p.m., LifeTime Fitness Life Power Yoga
  • 12:35 p.m. – 1:00 p.m., Dancing Mind
  • 1:05 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. , Easy Day Yoga
  • 1:35 p.m. – 2:00 p.m., Pure OM
  • 2:05 p.m. – 2:30 p.m., JourneYoga
  • 2:35 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., Life Wellness Centre
  • 3:05 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., Inner Power Yoga
  • 3:35 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., Kundalini Yoga (Raj Yoga Center)
  • 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., Community Kirtan & Closing Synergy Circle with Guruganesha and Band, Lobo Marino, Gita & the Metropolitan Bhaktis.

There will be a kids tent with short, child-friendly yoga classes, a tent with a live kirtan (music and chanting) and yoga for healing special groups such as addiction recovery, special needs children and adults, and people with other health challenges.

To see the full schedule, visit Love Your Body Festival’s website.

by Karen Goff — May 28, 2015 at 2:00 pm 1 Comment

Love Your Body Festival 2014/Courtesy Love Your Body FestivalReston Town Center is the place to be for an entire day of yoga and other healthy activities as the Love Your Body Yoga Festival returns for its seventh year.

The festival, organized by Reston’s Beloved Yoga, runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with yoga classes, wellness information, food samples and more.

The event is free, but donations for some classes will benefit Cornerstones and the Brad Kaminsky Foundation.

The pavilion will be the site of the main stage, where teachers from local studios Beloved Yoga, Health Advantage, Sun and Moon, Lifetime Athletic and others will lead a variety of classes.

There will also be a kids tent with short, child-friendly yoga classes.

To see the full schedule, visit Love Your Body Festival’s website.

The event also launches the official start of the 8th annual Virginia Yoga Week, June 14 – 21. Area studios and independent teachers will be offering free, $5 and Karma classes all week.

“This event was born from the desire to create ease and accessibility for people to try yoga, and celebrates the diverse yoga commUNITY of Northern Virginia,” says Maryam Ovissi, co-owner of Beloved Yoga. “At Love Your Body Yoga Festival, everyone can learn about the many ways to take care of their bodies from the inside out — physically, mentally, and emotionally — to feel stronger and healthier.”

Photo: Class at Love Your Body Festival 2014/Courtesy Love Your Body Festival

by Karen Goff — June 5, 2014 at 9:30 am 0

Love Your Body Yoga Festival 2013/Credit: Beloved YogaThe Reston Town Center pavilion will be full of people stretching, moving and doing sun salutations as the sixth annual Love Your Body Yoga Festival takes place Sunday.

Love Your Body — founded by Reston resident and Beloved Yoga co-owner Maryam Ovissi — is a chance to try yoga and take part in a wide variety of health and wellness activities for the whole family.

“This is truly an event for everyone — young and old, yogis, and those who have never tried yoga before,” says Ovissi. “At Love Your Body Yoga Festival, everyone can learn about the many ways to take care of their bodies from the inside out — physically, mentally, and emotionally — to feel stronger and healthier.”

The free event will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Donations for participation on specific classes will benefit Cornerstones.

Love Your Body Yoga Festival also launches the official start of Virginia Yoga Week 2014.

Love Your Body Yoga Festival Schedule and Highlights

(To see full class descriptions and list of performers, visit the Love Your Body Day Yoga Festival website)

Main Stage: Presentations begin with Beloved Yoga’s opening class and live music at 10 a.m.; followed by a variety of classes for all levels of yoga from various local studios. Classes are 20 to 25 minutes in length. Day will end with a Closing Circle Celebration from 2:40 until 3 p.m.

Bhakti Tent: Live music through the day, and indulgence in the art of devotion through mantra and sound.

Yoga Therapy and Ayurveda Tent: 10- to 15-minute talks about various topics and how to utilize the tools of yoga to find wellbeing and balance. Ayurvedic services will be available, and practitioners will answer questions.

Kids Tent: Scheduled activities for all ages include storytelling, hula hooping, dance, and laughter yoga, as well as yoga especially for kids.

Photo: Love Your Body Yoga Festival 2013/Courtesy Love Your Body Yoga Festival

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