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Saturday, January 13

COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECTS

9:00 a.m. • Southgate Community Center  • 12125 Pinecrest Road
All Ages • Registration Required Through Reston Association

 
Join friends and neighbors in honoring Dr. King’s legacy by serving your community. As Dr. King said, “Everybody can be great…because anybody can serve.” RCC is partnering with the Southgate Community Center, Reston Association, Cornerstones, and The Closet on community service projects. Indoor projects include making bag lunches for the Embry Rucker Community Shelter, sorting and organizing items from The Closet and several other projects at Southgate Community Center. There will also be several outdoor projects such as cleaning up the natural areas, pathways, and hardscape surrounding the area, weather permitting. Volunteer activities conclude around noon, at which point volunteers will gather to share a lunch that will be provided. Sorting donations is for ages 13 and up. Children 12 and younger are welcome to participate in the other projects, but they must be accompanied by an adult age 18 or older.
To volunteer, please contact Ha Brock, Reston Association Volunteer & Community Outreach Coordinator, at 703-435-7986 or habrock@reston.org. Please specify which project you are interested in volunteering for.

 


RESTON COMMUNITY ORCHESTRA
Annual Memorial Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

4:00 p.m. • RCC Hunters Woods
All Ages • Admission Is Free, Donations Are Appreciated

 
Celebrate the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with this free concert which has become a meaningful addition to Reston’s annual weekend of activities commemorating this great American’s contributions and achievements. Combining the traditions of African-American culture and Western classical music, the concert pays tribute to Dr. King’s vision of a society free of prejudice and racial divisions, and his belief in the power of music to help create positive change. Featured performers will include students from Al Fatih Academy, the Men’s Chorus of Martin Luther King Jr. Christian Church of Reston, and song stylist Beverly Cosham.