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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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

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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.

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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.

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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