As the spotlighted country this year, the festival will showcase several Lithuanian short films. In keeping with the festival’s vision, all box office net proceeds are donated to a charity that then becomes the subject of a short film debuting at the festival. Past proceeds helped provide relief for Hurricane Sandy victims and built a theater for Haitian children.
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* The South Lakes High School Choral Department will hold a benefit performance Singing for Sizanani, a concert of songs from Africa in tribute to that continents' children, 7 p.m., Tuesday at the SLHS Little Theatre.
The performance will aid Global Camps Africa, a local non profit that helps children in South Africa whose lives have been affected by HIV.
Admission is free, but donations will gladly be accepted.
* Hunter Mill Supervisor Cathy Hudgins will host a meeting Tuesday at 7 p.m at South Lakes High School to get community feedback on the Fairfax County Comprehensive Plan.
The plan will guide the vision for development around the three Reston Silver Line stations. Stop by to hear what planners have to say or to offer your opinion.
* On Thursday, Reston Association has a full slate to consider at its regular meeting, including appointing a new At-Large Director (the seat recently vacated by Donna Rostant) and a potential land swap as part of the Lake Anne redevelopment. The meeting begins at 7 p.m.
* The 5th annual Festival on the Square is Saturday from noon until 4 p.m. at Reston Heights, 11750 Sunrise Valley Dr.
The Festival on the Square offers a full afternoon of free family fun including live entertainment, a petting zoo, and a moon bounce. There will also be the Community Walk to Help the Homeless, which benefits Cornerstones.
Community Walk participants must register in advance online at hthwalks.org and check in at Festival on the Square before the walk begins at 1:30 p.m.