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Reston's Festival on the Square

This Saturday, October 16, is Reston's Festival on the Square at Reston Heights. This will be a day of family fun and entertainment from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. at 11750 Sunrise Valley Drive. The event will commence with a Reston Interfaith Walk to End Homelessness.

Following the run there will be lots of different activities and music and the Z-Car Club Show. Sponsors of Festival on the Square include Reston Association, The JBG Companies, Westin Reston Heights, Sheraton Reston, Vinifera, Syrah Reston Community Center, Reston Interfaith, Reston Heights, Brickman, Fairfax Times, Fairfax Public Access and Fairfax Woman. Don't miss out!

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Now at Panera: Pink Ribbon Bagel to Support Breast Cancer Awareness

Panera Bread's signature Pink Ribbon Bagel is back for the month of October to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Panera Bread has Northern Virginia locations in Arlington, Falls Church, Bailey's Crossroads, Alexandria, Merrifield, McLean, Virginia, West Springfield, Fairfax and Reston participating for the 10th year in a row to help support the fight against breast cancer.

The bagels will be sold throughout the month of October and the participating bakery-cafes will donate a portion of the proceeds from each Pink Ribbon Bagel to the Inova Health Systems Life with Cancer Program. Not only will the bagel support breast cancer awareness, it is also delicious! The bagel includes cherry chips, dried cherries and cranberries, vanilla, honey and brown sugar.

Aging in Reston Forum to Be Held Oct. 9

From the Fairfax County Office of Public Affairs:

Reston founder Robert E. Simon will keynote “Aging in Reston: A Community Forum” on Saturday, Oct. 9, from 1 to 5 p.m., at the Reston Community Center, Hunters Woods. Simon will discuss his original village concept as it connects to aging in place. The forum, presented by Hunter Mill District Supervisor Catherine Hudgins, is free. Advance registration is requested; forms are available at the Hunter Mill District Office, 12000 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston, or Reston Community Center.

Community Invited to Celebrate National 'Make a Difference Day'

This was sent to us by Christopher Copley of Volunteer Fairfax:

Fairfax County, VA – Registration opens on September 20 for this year’s VolunteerFest®, to be held on Saturday, October 23, 2010. Over 1,500 volunteers are needed at area nonprofits, schools and parks to complete 31 projects on this county-wide day of service, held in conjunction with national “Make a Difference Day.” Individuals, families, corporations and civic groups are encouraged to participate.

The 16th annual VolunteerFest® encompasses a variety of volunteer projects, including assembling care packages for troops, entertaining seniors, creating wildlife habitats, painting houses and beautifying libraries inside and out across Fairfax County.

“In this time of economic distress, we should realize that service is a solution to some our toughest challenges and volunteers are needed now more than ever,” says Jeanne Sanders, executive director of Volunteer Fairfax. 

Oktoberfest Reston

This upcoming weekend (October 8 - 10) come experience Oktoberfest at the Reston Town Center! This three day event will bring the excitement and fun of Germany's fall festivel to the DC area. Oktoberfest Reston will have something for every age, including live entertainment, popular fall brews, and traditional Oktoberfest fare from the local restaurants!

Celebrate Fairfax

Get ready to have some fun! Come out to the Celebrate Fall for Fairfax event this Saturday at Fairfax Government Center. Fall for Fairfax will run from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Activities include a train ride, a pumpkin patch, petting zoo, inflatables and several kid's performances. There will also be exhibits on education, sport and fitness, public saftey, personal health and the environment.

It is free to attend. For more info please go to http://www.celebratefairfax.com/ or you can contact (703) 324-3247.