RA News
Tree planting
Nov. 25, 2011
Reston Association's Weekly Newsletter
CPR Class Offered



Metro Garage Update

Visit the Reston Association website for information on property ownership, governance, parks and recreation, and other subjects. The site includes "Shop RA," which allows you to purchase various products and services offered by RA.

RA Publications
Keep up on Reston Association news and initiatives by reading our various publications. Get event and program schedules, and read useful and interesting features about our community.

President's Perspective
Kathleen Driscoll McKee

(click names to e-mail)

Kathleen Driscoll McKee
Tom Vis

Click here for more information about the board.

agenda icon
Board Business

- Meeting agendas
- Meeting minutes

Reston's paths are one of the community's greatest joys. Set as your goal to explore all 55 miles of paved and natural surface pathways winding throughout Reston's open spaces. Not only do these paths provide a great place to exercise and get some fresh air, they also connect neighborhoods, recreation areas and shopping centers.

Download Trail Maps


Reston Station

The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority is constructing a 23-mile extension of the Metrorail system, which will be operated by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority from East Falls Church to Washington Dulles International Airport. The extension will serve the Reston-Herndon area, the state's second largest employment concentration. It will provide a one-seat ride from Dulles International Airport to downtown Washington. Click here for more information.

RA News includes information about association and other non-profit community events and programs. The free newsletter is sent to subscribers on Fridays. Items for submission must meet RA approval and are due on the Monday prior to publication.

News, Updates and Alerts
Metro Parking Garage Project
Reston Station Construction Update
Reston Station Construction Update
Follow the latest news on the Metrorail Silver Line project on the Reston Association website. Click here.

Budget, Assessment Rate OK'd
The Reston Association Board of Directors adopted the 2012/2013 Biennial Budget and set the 2012 assessment rate at $565 at its meeting last Thursday. The Annual Notice of Assessment will be mailed to RA members on Dec. 15. The following budget-related documents are available to download: 
Board Letter Requests Proffers

Click here to read the letter to Hunter Mill District Supervisor Cathy Hudgins from the Reston Association Board of Directors concerning proffers from new development and recreational amenities in and adjacent to the boundaries of Reston Association. 

Spillway Notice 

Lake Anne's water level is being lowered at least two feet to permit the repair and sealing of the concrete spillway riser, located near Wiehle Ave. These repairs are recommended by our engineers. The work is expected to be finished by Nov. 23 but will definitely be completed by Dec. 31, 2011. For more information on the Lake Anne spillway project, click here. 

Events, Programs and Community Announcements

Reston Lions Citrus Sale 

Dec. 2-4
Northpoint Village Center, Reston.
The Reston Lions annual citrus sale fundraiser will raise money to support sight, hearing and volunteering initiatives. Click here for more information or to place an order. E-mail contact: Jonathan Ingman.


Holiday Art Show 

Friday, Dec. 2

6- 8 p.m.

Reston Museum, 1639 Washington Plaza.

703-709-7700; restonmuseum@gmail.com.

Offerings from local artists, plus Reston wares including Reston Coffee and specially priced, autographed Nature of Reston books. On display through December. A portion of sales proceeds benefits Reston Museum. All welcome.


CPR Class Offered  

Sunday, Dec. 4
10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Reston Association, 
12001 Sunrise Valley Drive.
Fee: $65/ RA Members, $75/Non-members.
Register on or before Dec. 2 to avoid cancellation of the class. 

This class, taught by a certified American Red Cross instructor, will give the student hands-on practice in addition to the video and classroom lecture. All materials are included in the fee. Students will earn the following certifications: CPR/AED for adult, child, and infant (valid two years) and Standard First Aid (valid two years). Contact Willa at aquaticsinfo@reston.org with questions. 


Help Abused, Neglected Kids

Saturday, Dec. 10

11 a.m.-12 p.m. 

Herndon Fortnightly Library, 768 Center St., Herndon.

Fairfax Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) is hosting an information session. If you would like to learn more about advocating for abused or neglected children, please call (703) 273-3526, ext. 22, e-mail ekosarin@casafairfax.org or visit http://www.fairfaxcasa.org.

Winter Woodpeckers
 Monday, Dec. 12
10-11 a.m.
Walker Nature Education Center, 11450 Glade Drive.
Reservations required by Dec. 9
$5/child RA members, $8/child Non-members.
For ages 3 to 5 (Children must be accompanied by an adult.)
For reservations, please call (703) 476-9689 or e-mail naturecenter@reston.org.

Woodpeckers love to search the trees for food, even during winter.  Learn about woodpeckers and other birds who peck on trees. Take a short hike to look for their homes and make a fun craft.

Trip to "A Christmas Carol"

Thursday, Dec. 15 
Help ring in the holidays with Charles Dickens' timeless tale of redemption and charity brought to colorful life for the Yuletide season at Ford's Theatre.
Ages: Senior Adults, 55 years and older.
10:15 a.m.-3 p.m.
Fee: $53/RA Members, $61/Non-members.

Call 703-435-6577 or email Ashleigh@reston.org for more information. Click here for more information about registration and pickup locations and times. 


Candle Making  

Friday, Dec. 16
7-8 p.m.
Walker Nature Education Center, 11450 Glade Drive.
Reservations required by Dec. 13. 
$5/child RA members, $8/child Non-members

For ages 5 to 12 (Children must be accompanied by an adult.)

For reservations, please call (703) 476-9689 or e-mail naturecenter@reston.org.

Before light bulbs, candles were an important item in every home. Learn where wax comes from and discover how candles are made. Dip a pair of candles and decorate a pillar candle with natural materials. Keep your candles for yourself or give them away as gifts. There will be colonial music and refreshments while we work. All supplies provided.


Holiday Celebration at Museum

Saturday, Dec. 17

3:30-6:30 p.m.

Reston Museum, 1639 Washington Plaza.

703-709-7700; restonmuseum@gmail.com.


Holiday Recollections from Around the World, 3:30 p.m. A discussion sharing traditions from Reston's diverse population.


Holiday Lights Walk at Lake Anne, 4:45 p.m. Enjoy a walk around the lake, then return to Reston Museum for more holiday remembrances and an international carol sing-along. 

Get Involved by Volunteering at Reston Association

RA's volunteer program consists of members in our community working in a variety of capacities. Volunteers are RA's strongest line of communication with the community. Each year a diverse group of RA members donate thousands of hours to the association. Through their dedication and kindness, we are able to provide a wide range of high-quality programs, services and events that make Reston a great place to Live, Work, Play and Get Involved.   


Looking Ahead to Spring

Volunteer Brochure Now Online  

spring brochure

Click image above to download brochure.

12001 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA., 20191-3404 | 703-435-6530