Last Chance: Seats at RCC's MLK Day Lunch

Want to hear the keynote speech by civil rights leader Julian Bond? Sign up now.

Update: The event is sold out as of Friday afternoon.

There are a limited number of seats available for the Reston Community Center's 28th Annual Martin Luther King Day lunch and keynote speech with former NAACP chair Julian Bond.

The lunch is Sunday at 1 p.m. at Reston Community Center Hunters Woods. Admission is free, but advance registration is required. Click here for more information and registration info. The event number is 704717-3A.

Bond's speech is part of a lineup of events to honor Dr. King and to ask Reston-area residents "Are We Keeping the Promise?"

RCC will team with several community organizations, including Reston Interfaith and The Closet for volunteer service projects .

Projects will be held indoors and outdoors (weather-permitting) throughout Reston and are open to adults and children. Volunteers will be treated to lunch.

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 The day at RCC concludes with a free concert by the Reston Community Orchestra, with special guest Beverly Cosham. The musical tribute will feature compositions by Reston resident Brian Scarbrough. The concert begins at 4 p.m. at RCC Hunters Woods.  

The celebration continues with the Commemorative March at Lake Anne Plaza. Walkers are invited to assemble at 3:15 p.m. at Lake Anne Plaza, before continuing on to Northern Virginia Hebrew Congregation.

Several Reston faith communities will present the Voices of Inspiration program at NVHC at 4 p.m.  A shuttle bus will run between Lake Anne Plaza and Northern Virginia Hebrew Congregation from 2:30 p.m. until after the Voices of Inspiration program concludes. 

Also, the artwork of Reston school-age children is currently on display at RCC Hunters Woods as part of the exhibit "Are We Keeping the Promise?”   The artwork is inspired by Dr. King and the Civil Rights Movement and will be on display through Jan. 31.

Children are also invited to participate in projects during Bond's keynote speech.

All events are free and open to the public, though registration may be required.  Attendance at these events is limited to registered participants only. 


Saturday, Jan. 19

 Community Service Projects and Volunteer Lunch

9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Southgate Community Center 



Reston Community Orchestra Musical Tribute

4:00 p.m.

RCC Hunters Woods



Sunday, January 20 


Keynote Address from Julian Bond and Community Lunch

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

RCC Hunters Woods

Free. Registration Required (#704717-3A)


Featured Speakers:

Presentation of Colors

South Lakes High School JROTC

Singing of the National Anthem

Led by South Lakes High School Chorus Members

Welcoming Remarks

William G. Bouie

Vice-Chair, Reston Community Center Board of Governors


Catherine M. Hudgins

Hunter Mill District Supervisor, Fairfax County Board of Supervisors


Sharon Bulova

Chair, Fairfax County Board of Supervisors


Gerry Connolly

Congressman, 11th District of Virginia


Introduction of Keynote Speaker

Beverly Cosham

Chair, Reston Community Center Board of Governors 


Keynote Address

Julian Bond

Former Chairman of the Board, NAACP


Lift Every Voice and Sing

Led by SLHS Chorus


Especially for Youth

Sunday, Jan. 20, 12:30 p.m – 2:30 p.m. (12:15 p.m. limited on-site registration)

RCC Hunters Woods

Free. Registration Required (#704717-3B)


Commemorative March

3:15 p.m.

Lake Anne Plaza (ending at Northern Virginia Hebrew Congregation)



23rd Annual Voices of Inspiration Concert

4:00 p.m.

Northern Virginia Hebrew Congregation




Children’s Art Exhibit:  “Are We Keeping the Promise?”

Through Jan. 31

RCC Hunters Woods


For more information or to register for an event,  call 703-476-4500 or visit www.restoncommunitycenter.com


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