Week in Reston

Week in Reston

An Evening with Classical Ballet Theatre

Classical Ballet Theatre’s contemporary gala will be held in Reston on Saturday, May 14, at 7:30 p.m with complimentary pre-performance cocktails at 6:30 p.m. at CenterStage at Reston Community Center Hunters Woods, 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston. Tickets and Information: http://www.cbtnva.org/evening

The dancers of Classical Ballet Theatre bring the innovative works of internationally acclaimed choreographers like Roni Koresh, founder and artistic director of Koresh Dance.

Unitarian Universalist Church in Reston Appoints New Minister

Rev. Dr. Debra W. Haffner accepted the congregation’s call to be the new settled minister of the Unitarian Universalist Church in Reston (UUCR). Currently, a minister at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Westport, Conn., Rev. Haffner and her husband look forward to becoming part of the Reston community this summer.

Rev. Haffner entered ministry following a career in public health that included earning a Master’s of Public Health from Yale University, several years with the U.S. Public Health Service, and serving as director of Community Services and Public Relations at Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington, D.C.

“UUCR is excited to have Rev. Haffner as our minister,” said Barbara LaRock, president of the UUCR governing board. “Founded in 1970, UUCR, originally called the Reston Community Church, has a rich heritage as a progressive, vibrant, and active congregation that serves the spiritual and intellectual needs of the community. Our church supports each member in his or her personal religious journey. We strive to be a spiritual community where both hearts and minds are encouraged to grow, question, discover, and learn and invite newcomers to share their religious journey with us.”

Worship services are Sundays at 10 a.m., at 1625 Wiehle Ave. in Reston. To learn more about UUCR, its programs, events and activities, please visit http://www.uureston.org/.

Reston Zoo is now Roer’s Zoofari

Reston Zoo is now Roer’s Zoofari. Its new owners are Vanellsa Stoffel and Jacob Roer.

"Caring for animals has been an important part of our lives," said Roer, a third generation Arizona rancher, "Being able to share that experience with this community is a dream come true."

The zoo will continue to offer hands-on, educational encounters for those of all ages. "We are very excited to join the greater Reston community as a venue for learning about animals through discovery," said Stoffel, who previously helped open and operate Bearizona Wildlife Park in Williams, Arizona.

Zoo opens at 9 a.m. daily and offers its last safari wagon ride at 5 p.m. It is located at the corner of Hunter's Mill Road and Baron Cameron Drive in Vienna.

For more information call 607-757-6222 or go online to www.roerszoofari.com.