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<b>Friday/Dec. 9

</b>Swing Dance. Join Tom and Debra and the Daryl Davis Band from 8:30 p.m. to midnight, at the Hilton Washington Dulles Airport Hotel, 13869 Park Center Road. Beginner swing lessons will be from 8:30-9 p.m. Entry costs $13. For more, visit or call 703-359-9882.

Friday Studio Series. Dragonfly Asian Antiques & Collectibles and Mayflower Design Showroom present a program on traditions of tea, from 6-9 p.m., at 11411 Sunset Hills Road, Reston. The program is free and features Brian Wright, tea importer of Shansui Teas, who specializes in Taiwanese, Korean and Japanese varieties of tea.

<b>Sunday/Dec. 11

</b>Author reading. Austin S. Camacho, author of “The Payback Assignment,” an adventure novel. Reston's Used Book Shop, 1623 Washington Plaza, 1-3 p.m. Free and open to the public. Call 703-435-9772 or visit

Concert. Jinny Marsh's Hot Kugel Klezmer Band TM, Congregation Beth Emeth, 12523 Lawyers Road, Herndon, 2:30 p.m. Fund raiser for The Jewish Theological Seminary. $25 adult, $18 young adult and $75 family. Reserve tickets by Dec. 3 at 703-860-4515. Klezmer music is a traditional form of Eastern European Jewish dance music. Modern groups are innovating and applying modern jazz sensibilities to ancient Jewish melodies. E-mail Jinny at, or visit

<b>Tuesday/Dec. 13

</b>Chorale Auditions. Auditions for the Reston Chorale take place from 6:30-8:30 p.m., at the Reston Community Center. The spring season will include selections from some the great American composers such as Arlen, Ellington, Porter, Copland, Brubeck and Gershwin. For more information or to set up an audition call 703-834-0079 or go to Auditions are informal and do not require prepared solos.

<b>Thursday/Dec. 15

</b>Holiday shopping trip. Reston Association invites residents to a day of holiday shopping at Potomac Mills, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Upon arrival at the mall, participants receive a coupon book for discounts throughout the mall. $12 Reston residents, $15 non-Reston residents. Space is limited, call 703-435-6577 or visit Bus pick-up times and locations: 9 a.m. Hunters Woods Fellowship House, 2231 Colts Neck Road; 9:15 a.m. Thoreau Place, 1951 Sagewood Lane; Lake Anne Fellowship House, 11450 North Shore Drive.

<b>Saturday/Dec. 17

</b>Santa's Workshop. Children ages 3 and up meet and have a picture taken with Santa, bring your camera. Receive holiday tattoos and play games. Herndon Community Center, 814 Ferndale Ave., 11 a.m.-2 p.m. RSVP by Dec. 12. $6 for children, $3 for parents if eating lunch. Call 703-787-7300 or visit

Children's Holiday Party. The annual party catered to children at Jimmy's Old Tavern, 697 Spring St. Visit, or call 703-435-5467.

Santa's Workshop. At the Herndon Community Center, 814 Ferndale Ave. Call 703-435-6868.

<b>Sunday/Dec. 18

</b>Holiday Meander. Reston Historic Trust presents a holiday meander down the byways of the 100 year-old village of Wiehle, with its three surviving structures situated in the heart of Reston. The walk includes a stop at the Robert Wiehle House, built in 1895, which is rarely open to visitors. Recently restored, it is presently a private home that will be decked out for the holidays. The home is on St. Louis Avenue, one of the original Wiehle streets, tucked in the midst of modern Reston, and surrounded by Sycamore trees. Meet at the Reston Museum at Lake Anne Village Center at 1:30 p.m., for a brief orientation, then carpool to Wiehle Village. For information and reservations, call 703-709-7700. A $5 donation is requested.

<b>Sunday/Dec. 18

</b>Chanukah Lunch. B'nai B'rith Chanukah Pot Luck Dairy Lunch and light entertainment, at the Reston Community Center. 12:30-3:30 p.m. Call 703-620-3844 for reservations.

<b>Wednesday/Dec. 21

</b>Stories. Ho, Ho, Holidays! Stories and activities for the whole family. All ages, 7:15 p.m., Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive. 703-689-2700.

<b>Thursday/Dec. 22

</b>Book Group Meeting. The Reston Community Center's senior book group, Bookends, will meet 12:30-2 p.m., at the Reston Community Center Hunters Woods, 2310 Colts Neck Road, to discuss "The Outside World" by Tova Mirvis. Participants should bring a bag lunch. Books are on reserve at the Reston Regional Library. This free activity is intended for adults age 55 or older. Call 703-476-4500.

<b>Saturday/Dec. 31

</b>Golf Tournament. Herndon Centennial Golf Course, 909 Ferndale Ave. Celebrate the New Year's Eve by playing a round, 10 a.m. Visit, or call 703-471-5769.