RA News

happy holidays

Dec. 16, 2011
Reston Association's Weekly Newsletter
Senior Movie Day



Annual Assessment Info

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

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Kathleen Driscoll McKee
Tom Vis

Click here for more information about the board.

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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

Annual Assessments Mailed  

Reston Association members will receive their annual assessment in the mail beginning this week. To download an informational booklet, click this image: 

assessment booklet     

For more information or to pay your assessment online, click here.


Candidates Sought for RA Board 

Interested in guiding the direction of the Reston community? Click image below for details on how to run for the Board of Directors. 

candidates call   

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 information, contact Cate Fulkerson, cate@reston.org or 703-435-6512.


RA Holiday Closings   

The Nature House will be closed from Friday, Dec. 23 through Tuesday, Dec. 27. The trails at the Walker Nature Education Center will remain open. Reston Association headquarters and Central Services will be be closed Dec. 23-26. 

Events, Programs and Community Announcements

toys for tots  

Marines to Collect Gifts Today   

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


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. 

Senior Movie Day: The Other Guys
The Other Guys
Dec. 21, 2011
10 a.m.
Bow-Tie Cinemas, Reston.
Reston Association, in cooperation with the Reston Town Center's Bow-Tie Cinemas, presents "Meet Me at the Movies."  This month's movie is The Other Guys. Click here for more information.


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.

bird count

Winter Bird Count 

Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012
7 a.m.-Noon
Walker Nature Education Center, 11450 Glade Drive.
Sign up by Jan. 4, 2012.
For adults.
To sign up, call 703-476-9689 or e-mail naturecenter@reston.org.           
Join us for a half-day annual bird count throughout Reston's natural areas. Meet local bird experts, learn tips on identification and have fun while helping obtain important information about our feathered friends. Enjoy lunch, tally results and swap stories back at Nature House following the count. Click here for more information.


Cartoon Skate 

Ice Skating Pavilion, Reston Town Center.
Every Saturday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Share the ice at the Ice Skating Pavilion with Scooby-Doo, Tweety Bird, Cat in the Hat and more.
For more information call 703-709-6300 or e-mail skating@restontowncenter.com.


Bikes for Kids  

The Bike Lane is conducting a holiday fundraiser to provide bicycles to children through Reston Interfaith. For more information or to donate, click here.

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.   


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.

Special Thanks     

The year is drawing to a close and we would like to thank all of our volunteers and community partners for their generous donation of precious time to the Reston community and RA. As we head into the New Year, all of us at RA send you our heartfelt gratitude and appreciation for all your hard work. We know that without you, RA could not provide the high quality programs, events and services we currently offer to the Reston community. Thank you for a fantastic year. We wish you and your family a safe and happy holiday season.
Ha Brock
Community Outreach Specialist II


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