Newspaper Column: Reston's Heritage Animates Lake Anne




Nicoson, William J.

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The Connection


In my mail last week I noticed Reston Community Center’s Fall Program Guide and began casually to browse the offerings. Two hours later I was still turning its pages back and forth, no longer casually but in excited anticipation. The Guide’s big news was, of course, the extensive activities planned for RCC’s new space at Lake Anne. The Grand Opening is scheduled for September 12 from 3-7 p.m. with bands, songs, dancers, clowns, jugglers, caricaturists, face painters and instructors offering classes in drawing, painting, ceramics, polymer clay, instrumental and vocal music, and computer science. Facilities to be toured include a digital lab with 12 computers, a ceramics lab with 8 pottery wheels, a mold press, slab roller and kiln, and an art gallery named in memoriam for acclaimed artist and RCC director Jo Anne Rose who died last year after leading the fight for RCC outreach to Lake Anne. The opening gallery exhibition is entitled “Sense of Community.”


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