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The Mosaic District is bustling during its fall festival on Sunday, Sept. 25 (staff photo by Angela Woolsey)

Rat Causes Tysons Power Outage — “Rats! Power Outage in Tysons area tonight was caused by a rat that infiltrated a piece of equipment. 1,588 customers lost power. All customers restored in 1 hour and 5 minutes.” [Peggy Fox/Twitter]

Reston Woman Arrested for Leaving Kids With Stranger — “Herndon Police arrested 24-year-old Paola Alejandra Salinas Padilla of Reston for child abuse after she left her two children at a stranger’s home on Thursday, according to a post on the department’s official Twitter account. Salinas Padilla left her two children around 3 p.m., on Thursday…telling the strangers that she would pick them up by 11 p.m., according to police.” [Patch]

County Task Force Activated for Potential Florida Hurricane — “Virginia Task Force 1 Urban Search and Rescue packing up and preparing to deploy as part of FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency response for #TropicalStormIan, which may hit Florida as a #hurricane.” [FCFRD/Facebook]

“Students Will Die” if New Trans Policies Are Adopted, Former FCPS Student Says — “[Aaryan] Rawal said it wasn’t until his senior year of high school that he began to openly identify as queer at school. He said he only felt safe doing that because of the ‘model policies’ put in place by then-Gov. Ralph Northam (D) to protect transgender students…Rawal is not transgender, but he said the polices created an atmosphere where he felt free to be himself at school.” [The Washington Post]

People Displaced by Hybla Valley House Fire — “Last night at 11 PM, units responded to a two alarm apartment fire in 7500 block of Republic Court. Fire on top floor w/ extension into attic and through roof. No reported injuries. Multiple residents displaced, and being assisted.” [FCFRD/Twitter]

CIA Renovates Langley Museum — A model of the late al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri’s compound in Kabul that was used to plan the U.S. drone strike that killed him is part of the spy agency’s headquarters’ newly renovated museum. The CIA Museum “isn’t open to the public. But it’s not exactly top secret either, welcoming CIA employees, official guests, foreign partners, potential recruits” [The Washington Post]

Vienna Acting Planning Director Gets Permanent Job — “Vienna officials recently announced that they had hired Kelly O’Brien, who had been serving as acting deputy director of planning and zoning for most of the past nine months, to continue in that role on a permanent basis.” [Sun Gazette]

Police Offer Commercial Robbery Tips — “Our Crime Prevention Officers recently conducted numerous site assessments at stores to enhance Crime Prevention through Environmental Design. There are several steps that you can take to enhance security at your business to deter and prevent robberies from occurring.” [FCPD]

It’s Monday — Clear throughout the day. High of 73 and low of 58. Sunrise at 7:01 am and sunset at 7:01 pm. [Weather.gov]

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Ceramic Teachers are needed to teach wheel-throwing to adults and 6-12th graders and to teach hand building to elementary grades. Classes have 3-8 students.

Drawing teachers are needed to teach either kids or adults. For kids, we offer cartooning, manga or traditional drawing. For adults, we only offer traditional drawing.

Painting teachers are needed to teach either kids or adults. We offer oil, acrylic or watercolor for adults or teens. All elementary classes use acrylic and tempera.

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The Wonder of the Season

The Reston Chorale presents The Wonder of the Season, featuring Jody Marshall on hammered dulcimer. It’s a musical holiday treat for the entire family! Two performances at 4 and 7:30 pm, Reston Community Center/Hunters Woods, 2310 Colts Neck Road. A

Reston Sings! G.F. Handel’s MESSIAH Sing-along

Join the chorus this holiday season with The Reston Chorale’s annual MESSIAH Sing-Along, 7:30 pm at St. John Neumann Catholic Church (Chapel), 11900 Lawyers Road, Reston, VA. Featuring Guest Soloists Grace Srinivasen, soprano; Melissa Cregger, mezzo soprano; Joseph Regan, tenor,

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