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Dec. 9, 2011
Reston Association's Weekly Newsletter
Election Meeting

Discussion with Artist

Thanks to Weed Warriors

Read Branching Out

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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

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Kathleen Driscoll McKee
Tom Vis

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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
Branching Out Available Online
Branching Out Winter 2011
The Walker Nature Education Center's seasonal publication, Branching Out, is now available. Click here to read the latest interactive winter edition.
December News
December Reston Today
RA's Video News Magazine
Click the image above to watch the latest edition of Reston Today on YouTube.


Call for Candidates

Interested in guiding the direction of the Reston community? Then consider running for one of the three seats open this spring on the Reston Association Board of Directors. They include:

  • South Lakes District (Must be a resident of the district.)
  • Two At-Large Directors

To qualify you must be a member of the Reston Association and complete a Statement and a Petition of Candidacy. Forms must be filed by 5 p.m., Feb. 3, 2012.


Candidacy Forms and other election information can be found online at www.reston.org. The election is open to property owners and renters within Reston Association.


For more details or questions, contact Cate Fulkerson, cate@reston.org or 703-435-6512.

Events, Programs and Community Announcements

Discussion with Sculptor

Monday, Dec. 12

Greater Reston Arts Center, 12001 Market St.   

10 a.m.-12 p.m. 

A dialogue with Novie Trump. Click here for more information or call 703-476-4500. 


Election Meeting Open to Public Wednesday, Dec. 14

7 p.m. 

Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive.
Reston Association will hold a public information session about the 2012 Board of Directors election. Click here for more information.


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Marines to Collect Gifts  

Friday, Dec. 16

3-7 p.m.

Fountain Square, Reston Town Center. 

The U.S. Marines will be accepting unwrapped toys and cash donations during the live MIX 107.3 broadcast with Carson & Chilli. Toys are also being accepted in the skate shop 24 hours daily. For more information go to www.restontowncenter.com


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. 


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. 


Digital Camera Scavenger Hunt

Wednesday, Dec. 28

2-3 p.m.

Walker Nature Education Center, 11450 Glade Drive.
Reservations required by Dec. 22.
$4/person RA members, $6/person Non-members.
For all ages (Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.)
For reservations, please call 703-476-9689 or e-mail naturecenter@reston.org.

Bring your digital camera, and search the trails for a list of interesting things and creative pictures to compose.  Gather back at Nature House where we will warm up with refreshments, enjoy your photos and award prizes in kids and adult categories.


Friday Night Rock 'n' Skate 

Ice Skating Pavilion, Reston Town Center.
Every Friday 8-11 p.m.
Live DJ, 8-10 p.m. Games and prizes until 11 p.m. For more information call 703-709-6300 or e-mail skating@restontowncenter.com.

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.   


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Thanks to Weed Warriors   

Reston Association would like to thank all the volunteers who participated in the Weed Warrior projects this year. You were a tremendous help in beautifying Reston's natural areas.


Festival Planning Committee  

The 2012 Reston Festival committee is looking for energetic volunteers to help plan this great community event, which will be held at Reston Town Center on Saturday, July 14 and Sunday, July 15, 2012. This committee offers you the opportunity to make a difference in your community and have a lot of fun in the process.
We need volunteers who would be willing to commit to serving on the Planning Committee from January-July and be present at the festival on July 14 and 15. Click here for information about which positions need to be filled.


Advisory Panel Seeks Members   

If you are a professional communicator with an interest in helping to advise the Reston Association Board of Directors on communications outreach efforts, you may be interested in volunteering for the Communications Advisory Committee. The group meets the second Wednesday of each month, except August.

To be considered, please send an e-mail expressing your interest and outlining specific communications professional experience to Cate Fulkerson via cate@reston.org. For more information, click here.

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