Wednesday, October 4, 7:00 p.m., Virtual Meeting on Dranesville/Hunter Mill Capital Bikeshare Expansion. The Fairfax County Department of Transportation (FCDOT) will host a virtual meeting on expanding the Capital Bikeshare network around the Innovation Center Metro Station with five new stations in the Dranesville District and one station in the Hunter Mill District. FCDOT staff will provide information on the bikeshare system, funding, proposed station locations and an update regarding electric bikes (e-bikes). For more information including log-in details for the meeting, visit the Fairfax County Capital Bikeshare page.
Saturday, October 7, 8:00 a.m. to noon, Reston Farmers Market, at Lake Anne. Rain or shine every Saturday from now through December 2. More information is at Reston Farmers Market.
Saturday, October 7, 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Town of Vienna Oktoberfest, on Historic Church Street, Vienna. Live entertainment on Three Stages, Multi-National Food, Free Kids Activities, Business Expo Showcase, Vendor & Artisan Marketplace. Learn more at Oktoberfest.
Friday, October 13, 7:00 p.m., Meet the Vienna Town Council Candidates. The North East Vienna Citizens Association (NEVCA) is hosting a candidate forum at the Vienna Community Center where each candidate running for the Vienna Town Council will be invited to make brief opening remarks, followed by a question-and-answer period. Attendees are invited to submit their questions to a panel of forum moderators. For more information on this year's election, check out page five of the Vienna Voice.
Saturday, October 14, 10:00 a.m., Gun Violence Awareness Vigil at National Rifle Association headquarters, 11250 Waples Mill Road, Fairfax. The vigil commemorates the anniversary of the day 26 children and educators were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Please DO NOT park in the NRA's parking lot. There is plenty of free parking in the office building lot on Fairfax Ridge Drive across Waples Mill Road. Signs and flags will be provided. Some protesters will drive past the NRA with signs taped to their car windows or doors; others will stand on the sidewalk.
Sunday, October 15, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., South Lakes High School PTSA Food Pantry 6th Annual “Do It Your Way 0.5K” FUNdraiser, at Lake Anne Plaza. All proceeds go toward food and other necessities for SLHS pyramid families in need. The Food Pantry serves more than 300 students and families every single week. Register today and learn more.
Saturday, October 21, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Reston Home Tour. Tour is self-guided. A detailed map with specific addresses will be emailed closer to the event date. There is no rain date and tickets are not refundable. All proceeds will benefit the Reston Museum, a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving the past, informing the present, and influencing the future of Reston. Tickets are attached to the confirmation email. Purchase tickets.
Thursday, October 26, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., Cornerstones of our Community, at the Hyatt Regency Reston, 1800 Presidents Street, Reston. Please join Cornerstones to celebrate our work and impact together and to honor special guests for their extraordinary service in our community--Senator Janet Howell, Delegate Ken Plum, and Supervisor John Foust. Purchase sponsorships and individual tickets at Cornerstones of our Community.
Saturday October 28, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Seventh Annual Art & Craft Fair, at the United Christian Parish at 11508 North Shore Drive, Reston. This juried craft fair features crafters selling their own handmade products. We will be selling baked goods from the kitchens of our parishioners and have lunch available for purchase. The show is free to the public. More is at Art & Craft Fair.