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Who said playing with chalk was an activity exclusive to children? Artists of all ages can create their own masterpiece this weekend at Reston's Chalk on the Water Festival.
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Who said playing with chalk was an activity exclusive to children? Artists of all ages can create their own masterpiece this weekend at Reston's Chalk on the Water Festival.

June 7-8: Chalk on the Water Festival

This weekend, you can unleash your inner artist on the streets of Reston, without getting in any trouble for it, at the first-ever Chalk on the Water Festival. By reserving a “plot” of brick space, participants of all ages can let their imaginations run loose as they collectively transform Lake Anne Plaza into a chalk art gallery at the two-day festival. In celebration of the community’s 50th anniversary, artist Michael Kirby, founder of public art group Murals of Baltimore, will create a 3D street painting titled “Reston Through Time.”

June 6: Free Dulcimer Concert

You can head to Montpelier Mansion in Laurel today to hear Donna Nomick perform popular songs from early America at a free dulcimer concert. From 11 a.m. to noon, the musician will play classical music, colonial dance tunes, and military songs. The event is part of the historic site’s Free First Fridays program and will include tours of the house, games and story time for preschoolers.

Music: “Smoke on the Water (Deep Purple Cover)” by Igor Presnyakov

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