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Friday Oct 06, 2006 08:44:00 AM (my mom's business) & her friend Becky with is hosting a Costume Contest this year at the Fall for Lake Anne in Reston VA on the Lake Anne Plaza... All my doggies friends accompanied by their human guardians on 6 ft. leashes are welcome to take part!!! I will be there to help meet & greet but will only be allowed to help sign up my doggie friends and not taking part in the contest. The event is free and there are some great prizes this year: 1st Place: Personalized Dog Travel Sleep Over Bag 2nd Place: Personalized Puppy Sleeping Blanket 3rd Place: Crab Plush Puppies Large Dog Toy Make sure you come early so you can get signed on time!!! (2:30 pm) Sign up will take place at the and booths!! Make sure you bring your humans with you as this fair is going to be fun for humans as well! Look what the Lake Anne Merchants Association has lined up this year! Fall For Lake Anne, a fun, family event on Saturday, October 28 at Lake Anne Village Center. Admission is free. Rain or shine. From noon until 3:00 p.m. on the plaza, there will be make-and-take crafts and games with TLC 4 Kids, storytelling at Restonís Used Book Shop, and performances of magic and balloon-making. At 1:00 p.m., see the Raptor Conservancy demonstration of live owls, hawks and more. Dogs in costume are welcome to enter to win a Best Costume contest at the Baby Feathers booth (accompanied by their human guardians on 6 ft. leashes). There will be face-painting for children from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m., in time for Trick-or-Treating around the plaza from 3:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. (See full event schedule below.) The day begins with the weekly Farmers Market at 8:00 a.m. with a bounty harvest of produce, flowers, meats, and dairy products, until noon. The Open Air Bazaar opens at 9:00 a.m. with art, crafts, and collectibles presented by vendors on the plaza, until 4 p.m. From 10:00 a.m. until noon, Pat Macintyre conducts her weekly art workshops for children at the Reston Museum. In the evening, the over-21 crowd is invited to get into the spirit with costumes welcome at all Lake Anne restaurants! A Halloween Party starts at 9:00 p.m. at Tavern on the Lake. Directions: From the Dulles Toll Road, take exit 12, Reston Parkway and continue north to Baron Cameron Ave. Turn right. At the next light, turn right on Village Road. At the stop sign, turn left on North Shore. Make an immediate right into Lake Anne Village Center parking area, then walk to the plaza on the lake for shops and services. visit: or for more information... Hope to see ya there!! Astrid the Fire Wire

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