The history of the innovative, award-winning, planned community of Reston, Virginia reached a milestone in 2014. This New Town was brought to life in 1964 by the vision of its founder, Robert E. "Bob" Simon, Jr., and the first Reston residents moved into their homes at Lake Anne that year. Fifty years later, Bob Simon celebrated his 100th birthday in the community he created. Reston Celebrates was created to commemorate the landmark of Reston’s 50th anniversary – as Reston is known for its many events of all kinds, there’s always something to enjoy.

Oct
16

Meet The Artists: Phoenix Woodwind Quintet

October 16, 2014   //   2:15pm - 3:30pm

Reston Community Center - Hunters woods | the centerstage

2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston, VA 20191

Phoenix Woodwind Quintet - Rosalie Morrow (flute), Jane Hughes (oboe), Allen Howe (clarinet), Bill Jokela (bassoon), and Aku Shiffer (french horn) play masterworks from the woodwind repertoire.

 

Free to attend.

restoncommunitycenter.com   |   703.390.6167
OCT
18

Reston Home Tour

October 18, 2014   //   10:00am - 5:00pm

Reston Museum - Lake Anne Village Center; tour throughout reston

1639 Washington Plaza, Reston, VA 20190

The 13th annual Reston Home Tour will focus on Reston's 50th anniversary by featuring homes built from the 1960's through 2014 - all with inspiring design in decor and architecture. The tour is an annual 'must-do' event, showcasing 5 outstanding private homes in the New Town of Reston. Different homes are selected each year, and extra 'special' stops along the way make this event a great experience. Tickets do sell out - so be sure to purchase as soon as they're available from Reston Museum, which benefits from 100% of the proceeds. The storefront museum and Reston Home Tour are operated by Reston Historic Trust, which has presented this special event since 2002. Another highlight of this self-guided tour is the book that ticket-holders receive when they visit the first destination. It's a collectible - featuring the iconic art of Dana Ann Scheurer on the cover - and contains details such as a map, descriptions, and illustrations of all the tour stops.

 

Tickets: $30 / each - available online and in person

 

Presented by Reston Historic Trust & Museum

restonmuseum.org   |   703.709.7700   |   restonhometour@yahoo.com
Oct
18

Halloween Family Fun Day

October 18, 2014   //   12:00pm - 2:00pm

Reston Community Center - Hunters woods

2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston, VA 20191

Come dressed in your favorite costume and enjoy sensational performances perfect for the whole family. Peter McCory, a famed one-man band, will put children in the Halloween spirit at 12:15 p.m., followed by a wonderful performance at 1:15 p.m. by Bob Brown’s Puppets in Monster Madness. Little ghosts and goblins up to the age of 8 will try their skill at winning candy and prizes when they play carnival games. All children must be accompanied by an adult guardian, age 18 or older.

 

Free to attend.

restoncommunitycenter.com   |   703.390.6167
Oct
20

Classic Cinema: The Philadelphia Story

October 20, 2014   //   10:00am - 12:00pm

Reston Community Center - Hunters woods | the centerstage

2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston, VA 20191

Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, and James Stewart star in this tale of a fault-finding, bride-to-be socialite who gets her comeuppance. George Cukor directs this screen pinnacle of sophisticated romantic comedy. Hepburn acquired the film rights to the play (which she had also starred in) with the help of Howard Hughes. Nominated for six Academy Awards, James Stewart won Best Actor, and Donald Ogden Stewart won Best Adapted Screenplay. (1940)

 

Free to attend.

restoncommunitycenter.com   |   703.390.6167
Oct
21

Tuesday Night At The Movies: Breathing Earth: Susumu Shingu's Dream

October 21, 2014   //   7:30pm - 9:30pm

Reston Community Center - Hunters woods | the centerstage

2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston, VA 20191

World famous Japanese artist and architect Susumu Shingu sculpts the winds and follows them in search of a resting place, a wind powered home, for his long, lifetime dream of Breathing Earth. He talks with nature through his sculptures. His lifelong dialogue with the wind and with water has given the world uniquely beautiful works of fluid, unpredictable and ever changing movement. Susumu renders visible the veiled and the unseen and opens to us new perspectives. Film director Thomas Riedelsheimer accompanies this quiet and unassuming man in pursuit of a dream, a quest to create an awareness of our planet, our breathing earth and our human values. Breathing Earth is a film about the wind, the philosophy of a wise person, about art and love and dreams. The film won the Jury Award at the 32nd International Festival of Films on Art (FIFA) in Montreal in March 2014.

 

Free to attend.

restoncommunitycenter.com   |   703.390.6167
Oct
23-26

Washington West Film Festival

October 23-26, 2014

Bow Tie Cinemas at REston Town Center

11940 Market Street, Reston, VA 20190

A unique cinematic experience celebrating innovative, impassioned films that can make lasting, tangible differences in our world. Fine independent films will be screened or premiered in three in-competition categories: dramatic features, documentary features, and short films. Film showings begin on Thursday at various times, continuing through Saturday - see the schedule and admission fees on the festival website. 100% of net box office proceeds are donated to charity.

Oct
23

Meet The Artists: Loudoun Quartet

October 23, 2014   //   2:15pm - 3:30pm

Reston Community Center - Hunters woods | the centerstage

2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston, VA 20191

Loudoun Quartet - This unique combination of flute, violin, viola and cello was formed in 2002 and consists of members of the Loudoun Symphony Orchestra.

 

Free to attend.

restoncommunitycenter.com   |   703.390.6167
Oct
25

GRACE Race 5K

October 25, 2014   //   8:30am

Reston Town Center - Pavilion

11900 Market Street, Reston, VA 20190

An official timed event on a certified 5K course, the event begins and finishes at the Pavilion in Reston Town Center, after looping down the scenic Washington and Old Dominion Trail. The 5K race will be followed by a Kids' Dash in Reston Town Center at 9:30 a.m. Art-inspired costumes are encouraged for both the 5K and the Dash, with prizes awarded for the top costumes! Light refreshments will follow the race, along with FREE family art activities sponsored by GRACE at the Pavilion. Kids can join in Reston Town Center's annual Trick-or-Treating event beginning at 11am. The GRACE Race is powered by title sponsor, CRUNCH Fitness, and all proceeds benefit the art education programs of the Greater Reston Arts Center.

All runners receive: A CRUNCH cinch pak and a 2-week trial membership to CRUNCH (first 500 registrants only), race t-shirt, coupon for 20% off the regular menu at four participating Reston Town Center restaurants on race day, coupon for $5 off a GRACE membership card (which provides 20% off the regular menu at FIVE Reston Town Center restaurants all year long).

Thanks to our title sponsor CRUNCH Fitness:
Top male & female finishers: 6 months free trial CRUNCH; free GRACE membership card
Top male & female finishers in each of seven age groups; 3 months free trial CRUNCH
Prizes for top three costumes and treats for all Dash finishers

prracing.enmotive.com   |   703.471.9242   |   info@restonarts.org
Oct
28

INOVA Blood Drive

October 28, 2014   //   12:00pm - 7:00pm

Reston Town Center - Next to Pavilion

11900 Market Street, Reston, VA 20190

Schedule appointments at 1.866.256.6372 or inova.org/donateblood. On-site registration. The INOVA Blood Drive bus is here on the 4th Tuesday of every month.

restontowncenter.com   |   703.579.6720
Oct
28

Tuesday Night At The Movies: Jhola

October 28, 2014   //   7:30pm - 9:30pm

Reston Community Center - Hunters woods | the centerstage

2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston, VA 20191

'Sati' is an ancient practice of burning a widow on her deceased husband's funeral pyre or burying her alive in his grave. According to Hindu Holy Scriptures the custom of 'Sati' was a voluntary practice in which a woman chose to end her life after her husband's death. Later the practice was abused and women were forced to commit 'sati' against their will. It was officially abolished in 1920 but still there are vestiges and residual effects of the practice that continue to make the headlines in modern Hindu society. The film is in Nepalese and subtitles in English. After the film, discuss the issues with film writer Krishna Prasad Bhattarai.

 

Free to attend.

restoncommunitycenter.com   |   703.390.6167
Oct
29

Food Truck Wednesdays

October 29, 2014   //   11:00am - 2:00pm

Reston Town Center - Reston Town Square Park

11990 Market Street, Reston, VA 20190

A variety of food truck vendors offer lunch and dessert options on the last Wednesday of the month until October 29. Cash and credit cards accepted.

restontowncenter.com   |   703.579.6720
Oct
30

Meet The Artists: Klasinc & Loncar Duo

October 30, 2014   //   2:15pm - 3:30pm

Reston Community Center - Hunters woods | the centerstage

2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston, VA 20191

Klasinc & Loncar Duo - Natasa Klasinc and Miroslav Loncar are classical guitarists who have performed throughout Europe and the United States.

 

Free to attend.

restoncommunitycenter.com   |   703.390.6167
All
Oct

Side-By-Side In Europe

October 1, 2014 - October 31, 2014  //   9:00am - 9:00pm

Reston Community Center - Hunters woods

2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston, VA 20191

Mohsen Alashmoni, from Cairo, Egypt, and Jerry Lewis from Reston, Virginia, met in Cairo and became running companions and close friends when Jerry lived in Egypt from 2000 to 2003. Their side-by-side painting started after Jerry and Mohsen ran the Rome Marathon in 2005 and continued every year thereafter. Subsequent opportunities for them to jointly paint city landmarks were after marathons in Prague, Milan, Copenhagen, Barcelona, Marseilles and Trieste. Most paintings are in pen and ink & watercolor. A few were finished when they returned home. This is the first time their paintings are being exhibited side-by-side.

 

Two artists – Two views – One subject
Artists: Jerry Lewis and Mohsen Alashmoni
Exhibit Dates: October 1 – October 31

THRU
NOV 3

artReston: Imagist

October 6, 2014 - November 3, 2014  //   9:00am - 9:00pm

Reston Community Center - Lake Anne Village Center

1609 Washington Plaza N, Reston, VA 20190

This year's theme is Imagist: Artists are invited to provide poetry or prose to add a dimension to their work and deepen the viewer's understanding of their vision. The exhibit includes paintings and mixed media works.

 

A Fine Art Exhibit from the League of Reston Artists
Judge: Ann Barbieri
Exhibit Dates: October 6 – November 3, 2014
Reception: Sunday, October 12, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

 

The League of Reston Artists is a non-profit organization open to all Washington DC Metro art lovers and has been an important part of the Reston community for over 45 years.

restoncommunitycenter.com   |   703.476.4500   |  gennara@verizon.net
All
NOV

Colorful Life

November 1, 2014 - November 30, 2014  //   9:00am - 9:00pm

Reston Community Center - Hunters woods

2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston, VA 20191

Beautiful acrylic paintings on canvas by Suping Ji are on display during November.

 

Colorful Life
Acrylic Paintings on Canvas by Suping Ji
Exhibit Dates: November 1 - 30, 2014

Nov
1

Ice Skating Pavilion - Season Begins

November 1, 2014   //   11:00am

Reston Town Center - Ice Skating Pavilion

11900 Market Street, Reston, VA 20190

Recreational skating on the gleaming ice rink is open every day, including all holidays, from November until March. Also available are birthday parties, private parties, skating lessons, and more. Details, admission, and skate rental fees are available online.

restontowncenter.com   |   703.709.6300   |  skating@restontowncenter.com
THRU
DEC 1

Rumors of Another World - Jo Ann Rose Gallery Exhibit

November 3, 2014 - December 1, 2014  //   9:00am - 9:00pm

Reston Community Center - Lake Anne Village Center

1609 Washington Plaza N, Reston, VA 20190

Celeste Friesen-Nikkel exhibits her award-winning acrylic and mixed work in this November exhibit. Her diverse works present a range of expressionistic/abstract styles inspired primarily from nature, and in particular, the wild and magnificent scenery of Northern Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia.

 

Acrylic & Mixed Media Works by Celeste Friesen-Nikkel
Exhibit Dates: November 3 - December 1, 2014
Reception: Sunday, November 9, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

restoncommunitycenter.com   |   703.476.4500   |  ccnikkel@gmail.com
Nov
10

Reston Presents: Seven Covert Agents of the Revolutionary War

November 10, 2014   //   7:00pm - 9:00pm

Reston Community Center - Lake Anne Village Center

1609 Washington Plaza N, Reston, VA 20190

Longtime Reston resident, Paul Misencik, a former international airline captain, and presently manager of an airline accident investigation division of the National Transportations Safety Board (NTSB), will discuss The Original American Spies: Seven Covert Agents of the Revolutionary War, featured in his 2013 book release. Mr. Misencik also has written George Washington and the Half-King Chief Tanacharison, released in 2014, which details the origins of the French and Indian War. This program is for educational purposes only. There will be no solicitation or obligations of attendees.

restoncommunitycenter.com   |   703.390.6157
Nov
15

Children's Flea Market

November 15, 2014   //   9:00am - 12:00pm

Reston Community Center - Hunters woods

2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston, VA 20191

Sign up for a table:
6 – 13 years old
Have you outgrown some of your toys and books? Are they taking up valuable space in your home? You can earn money by selling these items at our annual Children's Fall Flea Market. Vendor tables can be reserved for one or more children. Single-size tables measure 3' x 6'. Shared (with two or more friends) tables measure 2.5' x 8'. Please note that edible items or live animals cannot be brought to the flea market. After the event, unwanted items will be donated to a local charity.

Single Table: $10 (R)/$20 (NR) | Share a Table: $15 (R)/$30 (NR)

Come to the Flea Market:
Free • Drop-in • All Ages
Do you need to do some holiday shopping, or simply wish to find a bargain? Junior merchants will sell gently used toys, books, clothing, and games at the annual Children's Flea Market.

ADMISSION:
Donation of one non-perishable food item for the RCC Thanksgiving Food Drive

Nov
15

Classic Cinema: All About Eve

November 15, 2014   //   10:00am - 12:00pm

Reston Community Center - Hunters woods | the centerstage

2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston, VA 20191

Starring Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, George Sanders, and Celeste Holm, this film about backstage backstabbing won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1950. From the moment she glimpses her idol on Broadway, Eve Harrington (Anne Baxter) strives relentlessly to upstage Margo Channing (Bette Davis). Cunningly stealing Margo’s role, Eve then disrupts the lives of Margo’s director boyfriend (Gary Merrill), and her other friends in this juicy, witty drama. (1950)

 

Free to attend.

restoncommunitycenter.com   |   703.390.6167
Nov
17

Classic Cinema: Mildred Pierce

November 17, 2014   //   10:00am - 12:00pm

Reston Community Center - Hunters woods | the centerstage

2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston, VA 20191

A mother's love leads to murder – and an Oscar. What Veda wants, her mother, Mildred Pierce, (played by Joan Crawford) provides. Even if Mildred must end her middle-class marriage, climb atop the male dominated business world and marry a wealthy man she doesn't love,she will do so to support her girl. This murder mystery and stylish film noir with a twist ending is told from a woman's point of view. Crawford won the Best Actress Academy Award, and the film was nominated for five Oscars. (1945)

 

Free to attend.

restoncommunitycenter.com   |   703.390.6167
Nov
18

Tuesday Night At The Movies

November 18, 2014   //   7:30pm - 9:30pm

Reston Community Center - Hunters woods | the centerstage

2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston, VA 20191

Roy Lichtenstein: Reflections and Roy Lichtenstein: Tokyo Brushstrokes

 

Two documentary films featuring Roy Lichtenstein – one of the great pop artists of our time – discuss his work, his artistic process, and the sources of his inspiration.

In Roy Lichtenstein: Reflections, the artist was filmed in his studios in New York City and Southampton, Long Island, as well as on location in Los Angeles and Rome. Featured are Lichtenstein’s Large Scale Murals, Reflections Series, and his Interior Series.

Lichtenstein: Tokyo Brushstrokes offers comprehensive documentation on a major public sculpture by the Pop master. In this film, we see Lichtenstein starting from a collection of brushstrokes he created for collages, selecting images, making models, meeting with the Japanese architect and curator, enlarging the drawings to some thirty feet, fabricating the sculptures in a foundry, and finally, installing the sculptures in Tokyo where all the work of preparation gives way to the mystery of creation.

This movie is presented in collaboration with the Initiative for Public Art – Reston (IPAR).

 

Free to attend.

restoncommunitycenter.com   |   703.390.6167
Nov 28

Reston Holiday Parade

November 28, 2014   //   11:00am

Reston Town Center

11900 Market Street, Reston, VA 20190

The 24th annual parade will celebrate Reston’s 50th anniversary and kick off the 25th anniversary of Reston Town Center in 2015. Come for a full day of community, charity and cheer including the Gingerbread Man Mile & Tot Trot, visits and photos with Santa, tree lighting, sing along, and horse-drawn carriage rides.

 

Presented by Reston Town Center

restontowncenter.com/holidays   |   703.579.6720
Nov 28

Tree Lighting and Sing Along

November 28, 2014   //   6:00pm - 6:30pm

Reston Town Center

11900 Market Street, Reston, VA 20190

Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive in a horse-drawn carriage to magically light up the huge Christmas tree in Fountain Square, followed by traditional holiday songs led by The Reston Chorale and brass quintet. From 6:30 until 10 pm, horse-drawn carriage rides are available, embarking from outside of Talbots on Market Street. All proceeds benefit local charities.

 

Presented by Reston Town Center

restontowncenter.com/holidays   |   703.579.6720
THRU
Jan 5

Annual "Gifts from the HeART" to benefit Cornerstones

December 1, 2014 - January 5, 2015  //   9:00am - 9:00pm

Reston Community Center - Lake Anne Village Center

1609 Washington Plaza N, Reston, VA 20190

Sales of original works of two- and three- dimensional art in many mediums including watercolor, oil, acrylic, clay, mixed media, photography, and fiber will benefit Cornerstones.

 

Exhibit Dates: December 1 - January 5
Reception: Saturday, December 6, 11:00am - 4:00pm

Dec
2

Tuesday Night At The Movies: My Neighbourhood

December 2, 2014   //   7:30pm - 9:30pm

Reston Community Center - Hunters woods | the centerstage

2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston, VA 20191

My Neighbourhood follows Mohammed El Kurd as he comes of age in the midst of unrelenting tension and remarkable cooperation in his backyard. Highlighting Mohammed's own reactions to the highly volatile situation, reflections from family members and other evicted residents, accounts of Israeli protesters and interviews with Israeli settlers, the film chronicles the resolve of a neighbourhood and the support it receives from the most unexpected of places. My Neighbourhood is directed and produced by Rebekah Wingert-Jabi, who documented Mohammed's story over two years, and acclaimed filmmaker Julia Bacha. It is the latest production by Just Vision, an award-winning team of Palestinian, Israeli, North and South American filmmakers, journalists and human rights advocates dedicated to telling the stories of Israelis and Palestinians working nonviolently to achieve security, freedom and peace in the region.

FOLLOWING THE SCREENING, REBEKAH WILL DISCUSS THE FILM AND HER INVOLVEMENT WITH THE AUDIENCE.

 

Free to attend.

restoncommunitycenter.com   |   703.390.6167
ALL
YEAR

Reston's 50th Anniversary Merchandise

Ongoing Throughout the 50/100 Celebration

Reston Association

12001 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20191

While they last, items for Reston's 50th can be purchased at two locations, and also at Reston Association's special events. Merchandise includes: T-Shirts - $10; Polo Shirts - $15; Coffee Mugs - $5; Travel Mugs - $8

 

Available at:
Reston Association (address shown), from 8:30 a.m. until 5 pm, Monday to Friday
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive, on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 9 am until 5 pm; Saturdays, 10 am until 1 pm; Sundays, 1 pm until 4 pm. (Closed on Tuesdays)

 

While supplies last.

reston.org   |   703.435.6530   |   member_services@reston.org
All
Year

Re-Energize Reston Community Challenge

Ongoing Throughout 2014

REston, VA

In honor of Reston’s founding year (1964), the Re-Energize Challenge goal is to help 1,964 homeowners get a low-cost (just $45) Home Energy Check-up performed by LEAP (Local Energy Alliance Program). Their evaluation of your home’s energy efficiency potential includes installation of energy saving light bulbs, power strips, and more at no additional cost. For every Reston check-up performed this year, LEAP will donate $10 to Friends of Reston for nature education programs, tree plantings and other sustainability initiatives. Visit the website to learn more and schedule your Home Energy Check-up today.

 

Presented by LEAP, Reston Association, Friends of Reston, Sustainable Reston and Dominion Power.
Jan
19

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration

January 19, 2015   //   12:00pm - 3:00pm

Reston Community Center - Hunters woods

2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston, VA 20191

Reclaiming Grace in the Face of Adversity

The Keynote Address celebrates the resilience of the human spirit, the power of kindness and the strength of imagination in hope. The address will be followed by our traditional Community Lunch.

 

Free to attend.

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2014 Supporters

Reston AssociationReston Hospital CenterGreater Reston Chamber of CommerceReston Town CenterReston Town CenterReston Community Center & Fairfax CountyCornerstones