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Saturday, January 19

COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECTS

9:00 a.m. • Southgate Community Center • 12125 Pinecrest Road
1:00 p.m. • North County Government Center • 1801 Cameron Glen Drive
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 at Southgate Community Center beginning at 9:00 a.m. Indoor projects include making bag lunches for the Embry Rucker Community Shelter, sorting and organizing items from The Closet, and several other service projects. There will also be outdoor projects such as cleaning up the natural areas, pathways and hardscape surrounding the area, weather permitting. Volunteer hours conclude around noon, at which point volunteers will gather to share a lunch that will be provided.

New this year is an additional project at the North County Government Center at 1:00 p.m. RCC is partnering with Cornerstones and the office of the Hunter Mill District Supervisor for a community service project in support of the Hunter Mill Winter Coat Closet. Volunteers are needed to sort and organize the donated items. The project concludes at 3:00 p.m.

 

To volunteer, please contact Ha Brock, Reston Association Volunteer & Community Outreach Coordinator, at 703-435-7986 or habrock@reston.org. Please specify the project for which you are volunteering.

 


RESTON COMMUNITY ORCHESTRA
13th Annual 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 and song stylist Beverly Cosham.