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Public Meeting Scheduled about Closing of Reston East Park and Ride

From Fairfax County Office of Public Affairs:

The Fairfax County Department of Transportation (FCDOT) will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, February 2, 2011 to discuss the upcoming closure of Reston East Park and Ride and the opening of an interim park and ride lot at Sunset Hills Road and Town Center Parkway. 

Members of the public are encouraged to attend the meeting to learn about bus service and parking options.  The meeting will take place:

Holiday Gift Wrapping All Week at Reston Town Center

Holiday Gift Wrapping All Week at Reston Town Center

Come out and get your gifts wrapped before Christmas this week at the Hyatt in Reston Town Center. This event is sponsored by Hyatt Regency Reston and Appalachian Spring, and will benefit Kids R Fist.

The gift wrapping will run from 12:00 - 8:00 p.m. everyday through Thursday, December 23.  The gift wrapping will take place from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. on Christmas Eve. The price is $3 and up and you can drop off your presents and pick them up later.

Raising the Roof at North Hills Pavilion

Raising the Roof at North Hills Pavilion

From the Reston Association:

On Thursday, December 16, crews will begin raising the upper part of the roof of the North Hills Pavilion to make repairs.  A crane will be brought in on Thursday to raise the roof so the repairs can begin.

Winter RECQuest Day Program for Kids Dec. 27 - 29

Winter RECQuest Day Program for Kids Dec. 27 - 29

From Fairfax County Office of Public Affairs:

Winter RECQuest is a structured youth (children in grades 1-6) recreation program with an emphasis on developing lifelong leisure skills. Activities include having fun while participating in arts and crafts, cooperative games, technology, community service projects, field trips, and much more. Snacks are provided. Participants must bring a bagged lunch daily and wear comfortable clothing. The cost is $56 for three days; a sliding scale is available.

To register or for more information, please call the center directly. 

Bull Run Regional Park Brings Residents the Festival of Lights

Bull Run Regional Park Brings Residents the Festival of Lights

Bull Run Regional Park has transformed into a Christmas light wonderland. Come out and enjoy the Festival of Lights, and Winter Wonderland Holiday Village from now until January 9.

The Festival of Lights is a 2.5 mile drive-through display of more than 75,000 lights, with different scenes from your favorite disney movies, Santa Claus, toy soldiers, gingerbread men and more. The Festival of Lights is open from 5:30-9:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, and until 10 p.m. on Fridays through Sundays.

Once you finish driving through the lights you end at the Holiday village, which includes carnival games and rides, an ice skating rink and live entertainment. The village is open from 5:30-10 p.m. Fridays through Sundays.

Bull Run Regional Park is located at 7700 Bull Run Drive in Centreville, VA. The cost is $15-$20 per car and carnival tickets are $1.25 or $16 for all you can ride. 

Home for Christmas: Concert by Voce Chamber Singers

The following was sent to us by Elliot Wicks:

Music and Christmas are inseparable, as Voce’s Christmas concerts demonstrate year after year. The choice of music for Christmas is endless; Voce has tried its best to do it all! This year, we draw music from past Christmas concerts, especially a cappella gems. As always, the audience will be invited to sing with us. Familiar carols will be heard and sung, as will contemporary songs like Jim Brickman’s Coming Home for Christmas and Faith Hill’s Where are you Christmas? Classical Christmas works on the program include O Magnum Mysterium by de Victoria, On this Starry Night by Matthew Harris, and the hauntingly beautiful Ave Maria by Biebl.

$25 adult

$20 senior (65+)

$10 youth (24 & under)

Tickets purchased in advance are discounted $2.

Here are the locations and dates:

Friday, December 10, 2010

7:30 pm

Fairfax Christian Church

Reston Holiday Parade

From Myers Public Relations:

Reston, VA – Reston Town Center presents the 20th annual Reston Holiday Parade on Friday, November 26 at 11:00 AM, launching the festive season with Macy’s-style balloons, musical groups, dancers, antique cars, and more, in a one-of-a-kind, one-hour parade along Market Street, welcoming the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus in a horse-drawn carriage. The parade is on rain or shine.

For 2010, the 20th annual Reston Holiday Parade is a celebration of a milestone year at Reston Town Center, commemorating its 20th anniversary with the theme “Defining. Inspiring. 20 Years.”