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TGIF – Free Fridays at Greater Reston Arts Center Friday, April 1, 5 – 7 pm An after-hours evening of family art-making & storytelling. 703.471.9242 Flowers on Film: Celebrating Spring on Celluloid at ArtInsights Friday, April 1 through Monday, May 9 See an exhibit that captures the warmth and newness of spring with images of Belle, Aurora, and Alice in Wonderland with their worlds in bloom. Plus, images from Fantasia, The Little Mermaid, Bambi, Lady and the Tramp, and more. 703.478.0778 Rings for Spring at Midtown Jewelers Friday, April 1 – Sunday, April 3 Designers


on hand with hundreds of styles of wedding rings and bands for our big annual Bridal & Remount show. Come in to make an appointment or call 703.707.9663.

“Emerging Visions: Reconstruction” Exhibit at Greater Reston Arts Center Through Saturday, April 9 Exceptional work from students at local high schools, created in response to their engagement with GRACE curators. 703.471.9242 “Cherry Picks” Prix Fixe Lunch and Dinner at Big Bowl Through April 17 Three-course lunch and dinner menus including one appetizer, one entrée, and one dessert. Lunch, $21.95; Dinner, $26.95; excluding taxes and gratuity. 703.787.8852 Live Music at M&S Grill Fridays, 6:30 – 9:30 pm Live music performed by various artists at the M&S Grill bar. 703.787.7766 Weekend Prime Rib Dinner Special at M&S Grill Fridays and Saturdays, 4:30 – 11 pm Join us for our slow-roasted and herb-crusted prime rib dinner special every Friday and Saturday through May. 703.787.7766 Mighty Mile Kids’ Race Presented by Potomac River Running Saturday, April 2, 8 am A fun-filled 1-mile race just for kids ages 6-14! Enjoy three challenge opportunities: finish a mile, beat your time, or race your friends. Bring classmates, siblings, sports teams, and have fun! 703.689.0999. Register at prraces.

com/mightymile Sunday Bourbon and Blues Brunch at M&S Grill Sundays, 11 am – 2 pm A southern-inspired bourbon brunch featuring live blues music performed by local artists. 703.787.7766. “From New Town to Metro” – Lecture by Roger Lewis, FAIFA, at GRACE Monday, April 4, 7:30 pm, Greater Reston Arts Center Learn about Reston’s place in the New Town movement, its growth, and its regional and national importance. Roger K. Lewis is a practicing architect, urban planner, Professor Emeritus of Architecture, author, and journalist. $10. 703.471.9242 “The Promise of Spring” Class at Mayflowers Tuesday, April 5, 7 – 8:30 pm Choose and arrange flowering bulbs, flowering branches, and add natural mosses in a floral arrangement to welcome spring into your home. $250. Online registration available.

703.709.1200 Food Truck Thursdays at Reston Town Square Park Thursday, April 7, 11 am – 2 pm, Reston Town Square Park The first Thursday of each month, a variety of food truck vendors provide lunch and dessert options. Cash and credit cards accepted. Reston Little League Opening Day Parade Saturday, April 9, 9:30 am, Reston Town Square Park and streets A sea of colorful shirts and team hats will parade through Reston Town Center in honor of the opening of Little League baseball season. Wine Tasting at Il Fornaio Saturday, April 9, 3 – 5 pm Sample 10 wines and enjoy an appetizer or pizza of your choice. $35 (plus tax & gratuity).

Reservations at 703.437.5544 http://ilfornaio. com Walk MS 2016 Sunday, April 10, 7 am, Pavilion and Streets Starting and finishing at Reston Town Center, this 5K walk follows scenic trails for an energizing experience to support the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. 7 am check-in, 9 am walk start. Founder’s Week – Mercury Fountain Celebration Sunday, April 10, 4:30 pm, Fountain Square Following the Bob Simon Celebration at the Hyatt, join the community celebration as Mercury Fountain is turned on for the 2016 season! Music, refreshments, family fun, and a brief dedication. Founder’s Week – Outdoor Screening: “Another Way of Living: The Story of Reston, VA” Sunday, April 10, 7:30 pm, Pavilion Washington West Film Festival, with Reston Town Center Association, presents director Rebekah Wingert-Jabi’s film about founder Robert E. Simon, Jr., and the creation of Reston. For seating, bring blankets or chairs, and bring the entire family!

Free. Summer 2016 Collection Launch Party at Kendra Scott Wednesday, April 13, 6 – 9 pm Jewelry inspired by the French Riviera, plus sips & sweets while you shop! Charity receives 20% of proceeds. 571.599.7792 Pet Supplies Drive Monday, April 18 – Friday, May 6, collection bins in building lobbies Reston Town Center has teamed up with the non-profit GoodDogz. org to collect supplies for organizations treating pets in need. Items such as dog beds, blankets, toys, grooming products, leashes, and crates can be donated in building lobby collection bins in advance of the May 7 Pet Fiesta. GRACE Art For Homeschoolers Thursday, April 21, 10 – 11 am, Greater Reston Arts Center For homeschool students, GRACE staff will present a free interactive art history lesson followed by an engaging hands-on art project.

703.471.9242 Gayle Wells Mandle and Julia Mandle Exhibit at GRACE Friday, April 22, 6 – 8 pm, opening reception, Greater Reston Arts Center In their series Game II, Gayle Wells Mandle and her daughter Julia use the motif of chairs as a vehicle to examine society’s eternal power struggle. The series explores political and economic inequality through a variety of media, including large-format photography, painting, sculpture, installation, and embroidery. Exhibit runs through June 18. 703.471.9242 R4 Collection Day – Reduce. Reuse. Recycle.

Reston! Friday, April 22, 1 – 4 pm, Pavilion Happy Earth Day! Bring computers, components, electronics, cell phones, paper for shredding, compact fluorescent bulbs, eyeglasses, and hearing aids. Participating organizations include Secured Shred, Turtle Wings, and more. INOVA Blood Drive Tuesday, April 26, 12 – 7:30 pm, beside Pavilion Schedule appointments at 1.866.256.6372 or inova. org/donateblood. On-site registration.

Meet Me at the Movies – Senior Movie Day at Bow Tie Cinemas Wednesday, April 27, 10 am (Doors open at 9:15) Reston Association presents “Bridge of Spies.” Refreshments and door prizes provided prior to movie. Free to 55+. Information at Ashleigh@reston. org, 703.435.6530. Authentic Italian Beer Dinner at Il Fornaio Wednesday, April 27 , 6:30 pm Enjoy a five-course dinner paired with Italian beers.

$75, plus tax & gratuity. Reservations at 703.437.5544. Ride to Provide Saturday, April 30, 8 am – 2 pm, Pavilion Join Washington Redskins’ Lorenzo Alexander and other teammates, media personalities, healing military veterans, and hundreds of children and adults on the W&OD trail for a scenic bike ride. This fundraiser supports the ACES Foundation and healing military heroes from Ride 2 Recovery. Information and registration at ridetoprovide. org. Cooking Class at Il Fornaio Saturday, April 30, 12 – 2:30 pm Three-course lunch with wine and recipes included.

$55, plus tax & gratuity. eservations at 703.437.5544. MAY 2015 Flowers on Film: Celebrating Spring on Celluloid at ArtInsights Through Monday, May 9 See an exhibit that captures the warmth and newness of spring with images of Belle, Aurora, and Alice in Wonderland with their worlds in bloom. Plus, images from Fantasia, The Little Mermaid, Bambi, Lady and the Tramp, and more. 703.478.0778 Gayle Wells Mandle and Julia Mandle Exhibit at GRACE Through June 18 In their series Game II, Gayle Wells Mandle and her daughter Julia use the motif of chairs as a vehicle to examine society’s eternal power struggle. The series explores political and economic inequality through a variety of media, including large-format photography, painting, sculpture, installation, and embroidery.

703.471.9242 Teacher Discount at Big Bowl Sunday, May 1 – Tuesday, May 31 All teachers receive 20% off at Big Bowl with proof of employment (ID badge, paycheck stub, insurance card, etc.). Not valid on tax & gratuity. Frequent Diner Points applied after discount. 703.787.8852 March for Babies Sunday, May 1, 9 am – 2 pm, Pavilion Enjoy a walk, picnic, music, and children’s activities to support March of Dimes. Registration and fun begins at 9 am, walk begins at 10 am. 703.824.0111 Sunday Bourbon and Blues Brunch at M&S Grill Sundays, 11 am – 2 pm A southern-inspired bourbon brunch featuring live blues music performed by local artists.

703.787.7766. Mr. Knick Knack! Performances for Children Return for the Season Mondays, 10:30 – 11:15 am, Pavilion Unique, heart-centered music for kids and their grown-ups! Every Monday through October, presented by Reston Town Center. Free. “Peonies and Poppies” Class at Mayflowers Tuesday, May 3, 7 – 8:30 pm May will show you how to combine colors, size, and surprises to make an arrangement that will wow your friends. $250. Online registration available. 703.709.1200 Food Truck Thursdays at Reston Town Square Park Thursday, May 5, 11 am – 2 pm, Reston Town Square Park The first Thursday of each month, a variety of food truck vendors provide lunch and dessert options.

Cash and credit cards accepted. Weekend Prime Rib Dinner Special at M&S Grill Fridays and Saturdays, 4:30 – 11 pm Join us for our weekend slow-roasted and herb-crusted prime rib dinner special every Friday and Saturday in May. 703.787.7766 TGIF – Free Fridays at Greater Reston Arts Center Friday, May 6, 5 – 7 pm An after-hours evening of family art-making & storytelling. 703.471.9242 Live Music at M&S Grill Fridays, 6:30 – 9:30 pm Live music performed by various artists at the M&S bar. 703.787.7766. Pet Fiesta!

Exhibition and Pet Adoption Saturday, May 7, 10 am – 4 pm, Pavilion and Streets Super pet adoption, paws-itively fun pet contests and fashion show, exhibitors of pet resources, pet rescue and non-profit groups. Presented by and benefiting GoodDogz. org. All on-leash pets welcome. Free admission, rain or shine. iGreen Custom Eyewear SPECtacular! at The Eyewear Gallery Saturday, May 7, 11 am – 3 pm Choose from over 100 frame colors, frame shapes, and temple colors. Mix and match to create your own personal masterpiece.

Free extra set of temples with every complete pair purchased at the show! (Does not apply with insurance benefits.) 703.709.5400 Mother’s Day Brunch at Il Fornaio Sunday, May 8, 10 am – 2 pm 703.437.5544 Wine Tasting at Il Fornaio Saturday, May 14, 3 – 5 pm Sample up to 10 wines and enjoy an appetizer or pizza of your choice. $35 (plus tax & gratuity). Reservations at 703.437.5544 GRACE’s Festival Launch Party Friday, May 20, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm, Reston Town Center Pavilion In celebration of the 25th annual Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival, enjoy artsy beverages, savory creations, an amazing silent auction, and mingle with the artists in town for the weekend festival.

Get tickets, $100, at the GRACE website. 703.471.9242 Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival – 25th Annual Saturday, May 21, 10 am – 6 pm & Sunday, May 22, 10 am – 5 pm, Pavilion and streets View, purchase, and experience art directly from 200+ unique artists from across the nation, plus dance performances, acclaimed art-making activities, music, and more. $5 donation requested. Festival Launch Party on May 20 in the Pavilion. Presented by Greater Reston Arts Center.

703.471.9242 INOVA Blood Drive Tuesday, May 24, 12 – 7:30 pm, beside Pavilion Schedule appointments at 1.866.256.6372 or inova. org/donateblood. On-site registration. DMV2Go at the Pavilion Wednesday, May 25, 9 am – 4 pm DMV wireless office on wheels — apply or renew ID card and driver’s license; get driving records, vehicle titles, license plates, and more. Information on all services at http://re. ston. tc/P9HLkh Meet Me at the Movies – Senior Movie Day at Bow Tie Cinemas Wednesday, May 25, 10 am (Doors open at 9:15) Reston Association presents a feature film.

Refreshments and prizes provided prior to movie. Free to 55+. Information at Ashleigh@reston. org, 703.435.6530 Star-Spangled Sing Along with The Reston Chorale Saturday, May 28, 2 pm, Pavilion All are welcome to take part in a free sing-along of patriotic music in a salute to the troops, plus children’s activities and refreshments. Donations of items for troop care packages are welcomed. 703.834.0079 Cooking Class at Il Fornaio Saturday, May 28, 12 – 3 pm Three-course lunch with wine and recipes included.

$55 (plus tax & gratuity). Reservations at 703.437.5544 Patrick Dougherty Public Art Installation Ongoing , Reston Town Square Park See and explore “A Bird in the Hand,” a monumental public art sculpture made from tree saplings. Presented by GRACE in collaboration with IPAR. 703.471.9242 0

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