Around Town

Around Town

Reston Interfaith is seeking donations of food and gifts to distribute to more than 400 families during the holiday season. Food baskets and holiday gifts are delivered to needy families throughout areas of Herndon and Reston.

The organization suggests the donation of a box of non-perishable dinner items and a supermarket gift card for a turkey or ham. Donations should be delivered on Nov. 21. Call Ellie Moody at 703-787-3115.

Families and co-workers may also team up by donating unwrapped presents in the Adopt-a-Family program. The deadline for gift delivery is Dec. 6. Call Jeanine Gravette at 703-787-3118.

Volunteers are also needed to help pick up or deliver donated items. Call Courtney Moreland at 703-787-3127.

A Smoke-Free Dining Guide for Reston and Herndon was recently published by the Northern Virginia Alliance on Smoking or Health (NOVASH). The guide tells residents which restaurants have a smoke-free environment. The guide is free and available at the Herndon Neighborhood Resource Center, 1086 Elden St. (Dulles Park Shopping Center) or the Fairfax County Health Department at 1850 Cameron Glen Drive, Suite 100. Or by mail, call 703-591-4131.

Three Wishes Program makes power wheelchairs available to senior citizens (65 years and up) and the permanently disabled with no cost to the recipient if they qualify. The power wheelchairs are provided to those who cannot walk and cannot self-propel a manual wheelchair in their home, and who meet the additional guidelines of the program. No deposit is required. Call 800-451-0971 for more information.

The Reston Museum needs volunteers to work in the museum shop on Saturdays. No special skills required and scheduling is flexible. Call 703-709-7700 to volunteer.

Fifty-years old and looking for permanent work in Northern Virginia? Call Senior Employment Resources at 703-750-1936, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., for an interview.

A Farmers’ Market is held every Saturday, through Nov. 2, at Lake Anne Plaza in Reston from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. The Farmers’ Market offers fresh fruit, vegetables, baked goods, cut flowers, potted plants, cider and honey. For more information, call 703-941-7987.

The Northern Virginia Family Service needs foster families for abused and neglected children. African-American families are particularly needed. Help is needed in both full-time and short-term programs. Training, support and financial compensation will be provided. For more information about the Northern Virginia Family Service, call 703-533-9727 or e-mail

The NOVA Career Development Network invites those seeking jobs or career transitions to participate in a weekly networking and job support group.

The group meets Tuesday mornings from 10:45 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Reston, 1625 Wiehle Ave.

Call Roy Seabolt at 571-263-1430 or e-mail rseabolt@ for more information, or visit the Web site at http://communitylink.

Learn all about RCC’s latest events and course offerings at RestonWeb, In addition to the CenterStage performance schedule, the site provides a printable registration form, press releases about upcoming events at RCC, links to the Reston Multicultural Festival Web site and directions to both RCC facilities.

The Reston Historic Trust (RHT) recently published a coloring book entitled “A Child Looks At Reston” with line drawings by Reston artist Pat Mcintyre and text by RHT president Bill Nicoson.

The book depicts the birth of Reston as Robert E. Simon, Jr. surveys the valley that will become Lake Anne and the adjacent site that will become Heron House and Lake Anne Village Center.

The first editions of the book are on sale for $5 at RHT’s Storefront Museum and Shop in Lake Anne Village Center. Orders to be picked up can also be placed by calling 703-709-7700.