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Top of the mornin’ to ya! This year’s St. Patrick’s Day Celebration kicks off in a brand new fashion: with the Potomac River Running Lucky Leprechaun 5K on Saturday, March 16, at 8:30am!

Start your Irish-palooza with a festive 3.1 mile run around Reston Town Center.  The 5k course winds its way on the roads surrounding Reston Town Center, and let it be noted – with a 60 minute time limit en tow.  If that sounds daunting, don’t worry! The average time to walk a mile is 20 minutes, and with this track being just over three miles maintaining an easy pace should get you through! Who knows, maybe you’ll even find some gold.*

Stroller-bound wee ’uns: unfortunately this course is not stroller friendly, so you will have to wait for your care-taker at the finish line; we recommend waiting with another care-taker. For the slightly older tykes, there will be a free Kid’s Fun Run at 9:30am – registration for this portion of the event will take place on the morning of March 16 in front of the Pavilion.

Like proof of your commitment to fitness and all things St. Patty’s?  Register early and snag some sweet swag in the form of a Lucky Leprechaun t-shirt: www.prraces.com/luckyleprechaun.

Ok, so you just ran an incredible race on a Saturday morning through the wilds of Reston. It was harrowing. It was revitalizing. It was the fuel for your healthy Irish heart! And, not to mention it gave some early repentance for the day’s coming food and beverage choices…

So, what are you going to do next?!

Stomp across that finish line and get refueled Emerald Isle-style with the Clyde’s of Reston St. Patrick’s Day Celebration – that’s what you’re going to do! At 10am get your fill with the Bacon & Kegs Irish breakfast, then enjoy Clyde’s food, Guinness beer, and Irish folk dancing all day long.  Kid’s get in the spirit too with activities to keep ‘em going all the live long day, including festive face painting and a moon bounce.

Raise a pint, dance a jig, twirl a lass, and eat your fill. This celebration raves on rain or shine on Saturday, March 16, 10am – 11pm. Sláinte!

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*Reston Town Center does not maintain or manage the existence of gold or its distribution in or around the 5K loop area. That is left for participating leprechauns, rainbows, or Brangelina to bestow upon who they wish.

The name Reston is derived from the initials of a man who envisioned a new type of suburban community.  Robert E. Simon took a piece of land in Fairfax County and saw the possibility of that land becoming a self-sustaining suburban area where people could both work and live. The planned community that has emerged, though almost 50 years in the making, was once the off-beat idea of an innovative planner and now sets the standard for Town Center Communities.

John Clark from Planning Magazine wrote about Reston’s evolution, from its beginnings as a simple idea to its construction and reality as a suburban-downtown destination.  Follow along for a fascinating account of how this town came to be: Reston Revisited PLANNING MAGAZINE 2011

More than just “snap,” “crackle,” and “pop,” were present at Friday and Saturday’s Taste of Reston. Also in the mix were, “munch,” “crunch,” “sizzle,” “slurp,” “gulp,” as well as lots of, “yum’s” and “mmms”—and it should be noted that none of these guests of honor had anything to do with Rice Krispies!

27 of the Reston area’s favorite food accommodators, 24 sponsors of positive living, 12 supporters of prosperous work lives, as well as numerous entertainers gathered in RTC for Taste of Reston—a tasty and fun-filled festival to benefit the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce.

Market Street was lined by dozens of white tents full of delectable smells. Tickets were the currency to tantalize one’s taste buds—whether used for hamburger sliders and crab cakes, or berry pound cake and gelato. Taste, however, was not the only sense to be satisfied, as warm breezes carried a feast for the ears, transporting pleasant sounds from the various music stages and artists throughout the premises.

President’s Park was the site for the Living Well Expo, which featured dance classes, sporting games, healthy living sponsors, and other activities to encourage physically healthy lives! From bubble-blowing clowns to Redskins Girls line dancing with civilians, many performers were present in the Living Well Expo to create a more interactive experience.

Just down the hill, in the North East parking lot lurked a festival overflowing with fun for all ages! Rides, carnival games, and cotton candy, set the scene for this section of Taste of Reston, adding just a little more flavor to the event.

Spicy seasonings perfumed Library Street on Saturday afternoon, as the Guns n’ Hoses Chili Cook-Off went down between our favorite hometown heroes: the Fire Department versus the Police Department. The Police Department’s “Reapers Stew” took the gold this time, leaving the Fire Department ready to bring it in 2012!

The event ended with a bang, as the Texas Chainsaw Horns took center stage. The zesty horn-based funk band was bursting with energy, able to capture the audience with their jazzy, soulful arrangements and vibrant attitude!

Thanks to all who came out to support the Reston Chamber of Commerce at the 21st annual Taste of Reston Event.  We hope to see everyone back in 2012 to see how the tastes of Reston evolve in the coming year!

For photos of the event, click here!

It’s here!

Once again one of Reston’s favorite festivals, Taste of Reston, will be lining Market Street with booths from dozens of area restaurants, live entertainment, kids activities and more!

Taste of Reston, Northern Virginia’s largest outdoor food festival, takes place Friday-Saturday, June 17-18 at Reston Town Center.  The event features delectable samplings from the region’s favorite eateries, live music both days, beer and wine gardens, fun and games at the Taste of Reston Carnival, competition at the Guns n’ Hoses Chili Cook-off, and lively advice from the Living Well Expo.

Brave Contestants in the "Guns and Hoses Chili Cook-off"

In addition to the restaurant samplings, the “Guns n’ Hoses Chili Cook-off” will pit area cops against firemen – the ultimate battle of the heroes – in Reston’s spiciest competition.  Together, a panel of five judges vote using the following categories: Aroma, Color, Consistency, Taste, and Aftertaste to determine the “overall best chili”. In addition to the award for best chili according to the taste tester judges, Taste of Reston attendees vote for the “People’s Choice.”  Last year the cops took it, defeating the firemen in what was certainly a heated battle.  Who will take it this year?  Will the hoses find retribution against the blazing guns?

The Living Well Expo is taking place during Taste of Reston at Reston Town Center! Presenting entertainment for families and children, exercise and cooking demonstrations, a Smoothie Shakedown, and Radio Disney! In their second year, they are the area’s first regional Health Expo, showcasing local and regional health organizations that will inspire you and your family to live well!

The Taste of Reston Carnival

Everyone’s favorite carnival will also be returning to turn up the fun for both the young and young at heart! Wind your way over to the festivities featured in this fun-filled festival zone to take a spin on your favorite ride. Carnival tickets are available on site and cost $1 per ticket, or $20 for 24 tickets (each ride takes 3-5 tickets to ride).  Take advantage of the carnival bonus day on Sunday, June 19, open 10am-8pm and purchase an unlimited access wristband for $25.

Restaurants include: American Tap Room, Big Bowl, Cookology, Vinifera, Jackson’s, Mon Ami Gabi, Clyde’s, McCormick & Schmick’s, M&S Grill, Il Fornaio, Obi Sushi, Finnegan’s, Flippin Pizza, Jimmy’s Old Town Tavern, Paolo’s Ristorante, The Counter, Melting Pot, Mamma Lucia, Buffalo Wing Factory, Milwaukee Frozen Custard, and more! On Friday, June 17, 5:30-10:30pm, The Fabulous Dialtones will entertain from the Town Center Pavilion. On Saturday, June 18, 7:30–10:30pm The Texas Chainsaw Horns will be lighting up the stage. The Family Fun Zone! will feature fun activities, interactive games, demonstrations, and arts and crafts for all ages.

Admission is free! Food tickets $1 each

Taste of Reston Festival: Friday, June 17,  3-11pm; Saturday, June 18, noon-11pm

Guns n’ Hoses Chili Cook-off: Saturday June 18, noon-4pm

Carnival: Friday, June 17, 3-11pm; Saturday, June 18, Noon-11pm; Sunday, June 19, 10am-8pm

www.RestonTaste.com

Produced by the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce

Congratulations to all who participated in the Tour de Cure on Saturday, June 5!  It was a great success, as thousands of bikers from around the region gathered to support those who live with diabetes.  The American Diabetes Association is still campaigning, and they are very close to reaching their $700,000 goal!

Designed as a series of routes for various riding distances, Tour de Cure is able to accommodate participants of all ages and experience levels. From 4 year-olds being towed along in bike attachments to 70 year-old professional cyclists; whether riding for oneself, a loved one, or simply to support a good cause, people from all walks of life were present at Saturday’s event at Reston Town Center.

 As the Tour is not a race, but rather a paced excursion, bikers were able to focus on the cause rather than their individual performance.  Staggering the start of the various biking distances—which ranged from 12 miles to 100 miles—allowed for all groups to return to the town center around the same time period. Riders came back to cheering fans and enthusiastic supporters.

After the bikers returned, the fun was only just beginning. The event featured a catered lunch to all participants, karate and hula performances, bike check-ups from RTC’s own The Bike Lane, a Gold’s Gym Cycle-a-thon, and more!

Tour de Cure’s tour de force left the greater Washington area filled with anticipation for next year’s event, which is scheduled to take place on Sunday June 3, 2012!

Ohmmm… Ohmmm… Trying to center your chi and gain a greater connection to your third eye and inner realm of higher consciousness? Or, maybe you just want to get that yoga body in shipshape for summer. Whichever the case we welcome you on Sunday, June 12, 2011 for the third annual Love Your Body Yoga and Wellness Day, presented by Beloved Yoga! The event will take place rain or shine from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Reston Town Center Pavilion and kicks off the Virginia Yoga Week!

Love Your Body will focus on promoting personal wellbeing from the inside out, by virtue of instructional yoga classes for all ages and abilities, healthy food samples, therapeutic seminars, massage treatments, as well as many other services and offerings! Free classes are offered all day, and the first 500 attendees will receive a free tote bag!

Sunday’s schedule of events:

9:00-10:00am, Opening Flow Yoga Class by Beloved Yoga, serenaded by Prema Hara

10:10-10:40am, Beginners Yoga by Health Advantage

10:45-11:15am, Yoga for the Lower Back by Life Wellness Centre

11:20-11:40am, Intro to Kundalini by Radiant Sun Therapy

11:45-12:15pm, Mudras & Mantra by Sat Kartar Singh

12:20-12:50pm, Bikram by Bikram Reston

12:55-1:25pm, Ashtanga Yoga by Inner Power

1:30-2:00pm, Rocket Yoga

2:05-2:35pm, Synergy Yoga (Family)

2:40-3:05pm, Yoga Dance by Camille/Dream Yoga Studio & Wellness Center

3:15-4:15pm, Closing Celebration Concert: Wade Morissette!

Our favorite sponsors of healthy living will be on site to help guide and inform guests on the best choices to please both body and soul , including SweetGreen, Reston Whole Foods Market, Lululemon Athletica, and YogaAlliance! We hope you’ll join us this Sunday, June 12, to celebrate this occasion of zen and inner-peace!

Volunteers needed! If interested contact belovedyoga@yahoo.com

The Tour de Cure is coming to Reston Town Center this Sunday, June 5, 6:00am-5:00pm! This national series of fundraising cycling events is held in 43 states and benefits the American Diabetes Association. The Tour is a ride, not a race, with routes designed for everyone from the occasional rider to the experienced cyclist. Whether you ride 10 miles or 100 miles, you will travel a route supported from start to finish with rest stops, food to fuel the journey and fans to cheer you on!

Last year, more than 50,000 cyclists in 80 Tour events raised nearly $17 million to support the mission of the ADA: to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetesTake the Ride of Your Life. Sign up today and let’s ride!

Save some time on the morning of June 5th by visiting The Bike Lane at Reston Town Center. Early turn-in and packet pickup is available to registered riders this Friday, June 3, 6:00pm-8:00pm. Bring your safety waiver, collection envelope, and “offline” donations. You will be provided with a rider packet that contains your bib number, helmet sticker, and cue sheets. Riders must be present to participate.

Morning check-in on June 5th is still an option and volunteers are happy to assist you. Route cue sheets will be provided at Tour de Cure event.

The Bike Lane: 11943 Democracy Drive Reston, VA 20190.

Find out more information at the National Capital Tour de Cure website. 

2011 Summer Line-up is Here!

Come celebrate summer at Reston Town Center by dancing to great live music in the Pavilion every Saturday night. Reston Concerts on the Town, the weekly summer concert series at Reston Town Center, will kick off its summer season on June 4th with the Beatles tribute band, Hard Day’s Night. 

Reston Concerts on the Town is a free concert series that takes place at the Reston Town Center Pavilion every Saturday night, June 4th thru August 27th, from 7:30 p.m. – 10 p.m., rain or shine. Featuring talented local and national acts, the concerts are sponsored by the Reston Town Center Association with support from the Fairfax Times. This year’s line-up features a diverse array of music including boogie-woogie blues; swing; jazz; Latin rhythms; Motown; reggae; and Celtic and East European rhythms.

Music lovers of all ages are invited to bring blankets, lawn chairs, and picnics to the concerts each week and come ready to have a swingin’ good time. For more information about this series, please call the concert hotline: 703-912-4062.

The full summer concert line-up is below.

The concert series kicks off the first Saturday in June, and continues every Saturday night through August.

2010 SUMMER SCHEDULE
Free concerts throughout the summer!
Time: Saturdays, June – August, 7:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., rain or shine
Place: Reston Town Center Pavilion, Reston Virginia
Directions: From the Capital Beltway (495), take the Dulles Toll Road (Exit 45A/ Route 267 West). At Reston Parkway (Exit 12), turn right. To enter Reston Town Center, turn left at the fourth light onto New Dominion. Free garage parking
Contact: call 703-912-4062 for further concert information

JUNE

4th
Hard Day’s Night
Beatles tribute     

11th
Henry Butler & NONY Funk
Jump blues,New Orleans jazz, funk

18th
Taste of Reston
Texas Chainsaw Horns
Blues-based rock            

25th
David Akers & the Epitome,
Hits from the 40s thru today                       

JULY

2nd
Radio King Orchestra
Swing, Big Band Jazz

9th
Reston Festival

16th *
Bucky Pizzarelli & Chuck Redd,
w/ Nicki Parrott, Robert Redd, Delores King Williams & Tom Williams

23rd
Incendio
Spanish guitar, Afro-Cuban, & more

30th
The Verny Varela Band
Salsa, Merengue, Rumba,& more

AUGUST

6th
Jambulay
Reggae, calypso, soca, & zouk

13th *
U.S. Army Band Downrange
Pop, R&B, & more

20th
Mo’ Sol
Motown, Soul, R&B

27th
Scythian
High-energy Celtic and World music

*concert format: no dance floor

Please note: Other than the June 18th Taste of Reston, alcohol is permitted at restaurants only.


The Reston Runners are teaming up with INOVA Blood Donation Services here with us this weekend to address the critical blood shortage caused by the recent snow storms. The runners, who have been planning a 5-mile run and 3-mile walk from Fountain Square, are encouraging runners and patrons of Reston Town Center to give blood on January 9th following the run.

Reston Runners

The Reston Runners at Fountain Square, Reston Town Center. Photo courtesy of the Reston Runners Website. Photo by Kishan B.

“We are hopeful that Reston Runners can make a difference on Jan 9th with a big turnout of donors,” said a representative from the Reston Runners.

The INOVA Blood Donation Services supplies 15 hospitals in the metropolitan area, and the blood supply at any given time constitutes only about 30-50% of the need and in an emergency.

The bloodmobile will be on site next to the Reston Town Center Pavilion on Saturday, January 9th from 8:30am – 12:30pm. Walk-ins are welcome, but you may schedule your appointment time by calling 1.866.256.6372 or online at www.inova.org/donateblood. Panera Bread is donating indoor space for registration – we want you to stay warm! For more information about race training after giving blood, visit the Reston Runners online.

Donating Blood at Reston Town Center

The bloodmobile is onsite here at Reston Town Center regularly on the 4th Tuesday of each month from noon – 7:30pm. Schedule appointment times by calling 1-866-256-6372 or online here. The bloodmobile will be located beside the Pavilion near Williams-Sonoma. On site registration is always available as well. Thank you for donating blood!

Mark Your Calendars for Winter/Spring Donation Dates:

January 26
February 23
March 23
April 27
May 25

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Established in 1990, beautiful Reston Town Center is an acclaimed outdoor venue offering more than 50 retail shops, 30 restaurants and a 13-screen cinema. At the center’s hub, the Pavilion hosts special events, concerts, festivals throughout the year and ice-skating in winter.  For more information on shopping, dining and events at Reston Town Center, visit www.restontowncenter.com, find it on Facebook, follow on Twitter(RestonTownCntr), read the blog “WhereOutsideIsIn.com”, sign up for the E-News or call 703-689-4699. Reston Town Center, 11900 Market Street, Reston, VA 20190

Directions: From I-495, take I-66 west to the Dulles Toll Road (Exit 67, Route 267 West) to Reston Parkway (Exit 12). Turn right on Reston Parkway then left on New Dominion Parkway (4th light).

We’ve had community performances featuring local schools all season spreading Holiday Cheer while you shop and dine with us at Reston Town Center! Special performances have included Fox Mill Elementary Chorus, Fairfax Christian School Fife & Drum Corps (in the video above), Lake Anne Elementary Chorus, Westfield High School Carolers, Celtic Rhythm School of Dance, Hoofin’ Ground Tap Dancing just to name a few! View the Reston Town Center calendar of events to view other events and holiday activities at Reston Town Center.

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