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23 New Americans to be Naturalized at the Reston Multicultural Festival

The following was sent to us by the Reston Community Center:

In partnership with The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the 10th Annual Reston Multicultural Festival will include a special naturalization ceremony.  Washington District Director Sarah Taylor will administer the Oath of Allegiance to America’s newest citizens at the Reston Multicultural Festival on September 25.

The ceremony is part of the Reston Community Center’s annual celebration of the diversity and welcoming community spirit that is found in Reston. Hunter Mill District Supervisor Cathy Hudgins will provide keynote remarks and welcome the new citizens during the event.

The 23 citizenship candidates originate from the following 19 countries: China, Cuba, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, India, Iran, Israel, Japan, Mexico, Morocco, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Turkey and Vietnam.

Bluemont Hosts Its 41st Annual Country Fair This Weekend

This Saturday and Sunday, September 18-19, the Bluemont Cititzens Association invites "neighbors" from surrounding communities to join them for a country fair. The fair, a tradition of 41 years, is held in the center of Bluemont, a quaint and delightful village in the foothills of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.

The fair offers more than thirty types of attractions and is sure to please everyone in your family. You'll find juried crafters and live demonstrations of historic crafts. Ladies from towns all around will bring home-baked goods to please your palate, and there are even pie and pickle—yes, I said pickle—making contests. There is an abundance of live music, and your children will also be entertained with games and fun especially for them.

Journey to Spain with Reston Community Center

The Reston Community Center is now offering a travel getaway to Spain for ages 18 and over. The trip is September 22 to October 1, so you should register for the trip now! The price per person is $2990 which includes round-trip flight, lodging, tour, some meals and other fees.

The registration number is: 104740-0A. You can register to get a free travel packet now and find up-to-date information about the trip at http://restoncommunitycenter.com/index.shtml.

Annual Reston Home Tour Coming Soon

Saturday, October 16th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. marks the 9th Annual Reston Home Tour. This self-guided tour will feature five distinctive private homes and ticket proceeds will benefit the Reston Museum. The tour also showcases The Nature House.

Reston Home Tour tickets include the tour map and are available for purchase:

Online: $30 at www.restonmuseum.org

In Person: $25 until October 8; $30 October 9-16 at Reston Museum, Lake Anne Florist, Appalachian Spring, GRACE, The Wine Cabinet at North Point, The Nature House.

 

Three More Months Left of Reston Farmer's Market

As the summer begins the slip away, we are reminded there are only a few more months left of the Reston Farmer’s Market. The Reston Farmer’s Market at Lake Anne first opened on May 8th and will continue through October. If you still haven’t had a chance to visit, the market is open every Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon. Some vendors include Grace’s Pastries, Colonial Kettle Corn, Cherry Glen Goat Cheese Co., Ole Pioneer’s Kitchen, Reid’s Orchard Winery, and Middleburg Creamery to name a few. For a full list of vendors visit: http://www.restonfarmersmarket.com/vendor-info.htm

Keep in mind that buying local is a way of support a sustainable community! Also remember to keep your pooch at home because no dogs are allowed at the market. Want to be a vendor yourself?