Community News

Community News

The Lake Anne Merchants and Professionals Committee is seeking artists and crafters to participate in historic Lake Anne Village Center’s Easter festivities. The spring event will be held on Saturday, April 12, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Artists and crafters of all mediums are invited to participate. For more information, call 703-437-9329.

Organizations offering programs or services to teens are invited to the Teen Summer Expo on Saturday, March 29 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Reston Community Center, Hunters Woods, 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston.

The Teen Expo gives teens and their parents an opportunity to gather information on local organizations, jobs, summer camps, sports camps, programs, trips and volunteer and community service opportunities.

There is no fee to take part in the Teen Summer Expo, but interested organizations do need to reserve a spot. Registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration gives organizations an entry in the "Teen Summer Opportunities Booklet," which will be distributed to all who attend the Expo and also throughout the community, containing program and contact information for all the participants in Expo.

For further information, contact Shauna Cole at 703-476-4500 (V/TTY), or e-mail

The 12th Annual Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival will be held on Saturday, May 17 and Sunday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Reston Town Center to benefit the Greater Reston Arts Center. The Festival is the largest outdoor art festival in the region and will include works for sale of over 170 painters, sculptors, fine-craft artisans and jewelers. The two-day event will also feature entertainment, food and children's activities. Admission is open to the public and a $5 donation is suggested. For information or to volunteer call 703-471-9242 or visit

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.

Individuals age 50 and above looking for permanent employment are encouraged to call Senior Employment Resources at 703-750-1936, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., for an interview.

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.-noon at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Reston, 1625 Wiehle Ave. Call Roy Seabolt at 571-263-1430 or e-mail for more information, or visit the Web site at

Learn all about RCC's latest events and course offerings at the new RCC site on RestonWeb at 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 to RestonWeb, and directions to both RCC facilities. Visit RestonWeb at

Reversing a previous decision, a limited supply (60 percent, compared to last year) of Virginia income tax forms will be made available free at public libraries in Fairfax County. Forms are also available online at with links to IRS and Virginia tax forms. Copies may be printed out at the library from the Internet for 15 cents a page. Tax help for the elderly and people with disabilities will be available at some library branches from February through April 15. For locations, dates and times where counselors will be available, call Herndon Fortnightly at 703-437-8855.

Area commuters are invited to celebrate Bike to Work Day in Reston on Friday, May 2 from 6:30-9 a.m. in the Reston Town Center Pavilion. The Reston Town Center Pit Stop Rally will feature refreshments, information tables, give-aways and prizes for pre-registered riders. Hunter Mill District Supervisor Cathy Hudgins and other dignitaries will attend for a brief welcome at 8 a.m..

The event is organized by LINK; Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA); Fairfax County Government; VDOT; Friends of the W&OD Trail; USGS; the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority; the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG); Reston Association; and the Reston Bike Club.

May is National Bike to Work Month, and hundreds of bicycling commuters from the Washington metropolitan region will be out pedaling in celebration of clean transportation. A major rally will be held in downtown DC, with suburban pit-stop rallies, including Reston's, scattered throughout the region.

To register or for information about Bike to Work Day 2003, visit the Washington Area Bike Association at