RA News


Jan. 20, 2012
Reston Association's Weekly Newsletter



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Reston - Spring 2012 Edition

USE To Hold DInner


RA President Awarded

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
restonmagspringReston, Spring Edition Available
The spring edition of Reston magazine is now available online or in print. Click here to read the magazine online.


RA President Receives Award

Kathleen Driscoll McKee, Reston Association's president, was one of three Reston residents honored for their long-time service to the community at the 27th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in Reston recently.

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Tennis Anyone?
Click the image on the left to download news about tennis in Reston. Get tips to improve your game and register for Reston Association classes and other events to be held this spring.

Events, Programs and Community Announcements

Stream Meeting and Walk 

Saturday, Jan. 21
Time: 9 a.m.-Noon 
Forest Edge Elementary School, 1501 Becontree Lane.  
Refreshments will be provided.
Click here for more information.


USE to Hold Dinner

Saturday, Jan. 21

5-8 p.m.

Unitarian Universalist Church of Reston ,1625 Wiehle Ave. 


Useful Services Exchange (USE) of Reston, a neighbor-to-neighbor "time bank" or barter system, will hold a potluck dinner for members and prospective members. Anyone living or working in Reston or Herndon is invited.


USE members trade hours of work, performing such services as giving rides, caring for pets and tutoring in a wide variety of subjects. The potluck will include a question-and-answer session, explaining the organization. 


To RSVP for the dinner, e-mail  USE33@verizon.net.


For additional information, call Marilyn Silvey, 703-860-5141.


Blood Drive

Tuesday, Jan. 24
Noon-7:30 p.m. 
Reston Town Center Pavilion. 
Schedule appointments at 1-866-256-6372 or
inova.org/donateblood. On-site registration available.


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Update on Metro's Progress

Thursday, Jan. 26

7-9 p.m.

Reston Community Center, Lake Anne, 1609A Washington Plaza. 703-709-7700.



Get the latest on Metro Silver Line progress from Patty Nicoson, President of the Dulles Corridor Rail Association, and Maggie Parker, Communications Director of Comstock Partners, builders of the Reston Station parking garage and surrounding office and residential development. Free admission.


Home Hunting is for the Birds 

Saturday, Jan. 28
11 a.m.-Noon 
Walker Nature Education Center, 11450 Glade Drive
Reservations required by Jan. 25
$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.

The best time to spot bird nests is in the winter when the leaves are gone. Learn how birds select a location and make their nests. Examine real nests up close, then go on a short hike to see if we can find some along the trail. 

 camp registration



campregistCamp Registration

RA members: Monday, Jan. 30.

Non-members: Monday, Feb. 6.


Sign up your children for Reston Association Summer Camps. Click here to review the camp descriptions and to get full registration details.  


Once registration opens, you can sign up online at www.reston.org. Following these tips can ensure a successful registration.

  • Make sure your profile information on our site is updated with your current contact information.
  • A deposit is required at the time of registration to hold your spot.
  • Transportation or extended-care options must be paid in full.

You can also register in person: 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston. For more information contact campadmin@reston.org or call 703 435-6530.


Because RA Camp sessions fill up fast, we do have waiting lists and will notify you when a space becomes available. 


Appetite for Art

Monday, Jan. 30

10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Greater Reston Arts Center, 12001 Market St.



Contemporary Art Dialogues for Adults. Explore contemporary art through discussions with exhibiting artists and curators. Contact Reston Community Center 703-476-4500 for fees and registration.  

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trackprintTrack Lab 

Saturday, Feb. 4
11 a.m.-Noon 
Walker Nature Education Center, 11450 Glade Drive. 
Reservations required by Feb. 1. 
$5/person RA members, $8/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.

Animals are all around us, but we don't always see them. Discover the clues that animals leave behind. Learn how to tell the footprint of a fox from that of a raccoon. Make a track bandanna and go on a hike to look for signs of wildlife. 


The Mating Game 

Friday, Feb. 10
7-8 p.m. 
Walker Nature Education Center, 11450 Glade Drive. 
Reservations required by Feb. 7. 
$4/person RA members, $6/person Non-members 
For adults 
For reservations, please call 703-476-9689 or e-mail naturecenter@reston.org


Join a naturalist for an elightening exploration of our local wildlife's weird, wild and wonderful mating scene. Find out which male fish wants to appear as a female, which amphibians can "hug" too much, and the hidden costs of being too attractive.

Reston Bland Music Concert
Tuesday, Feb. 7 
7:30 p.m.
Reston Community Center Theater at the Hunter Woods Shopping Center. Sponsored by Lions Club.
Every contestant will receive a participation certificate and a written critique of his or her performance from qualified judges. The Bland Contest is a progressive contest, where vocal and instrumental music students compete, with the winners moving up to the region, district and state finals. Click here for more information. For an application, 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.   


Communications Committee 

Reston Association is seeking communication professionals who would like to volunteer for the Communications Advisory Committee and work on specific outreach projects. The panel meets once a month. To be considered, send an e-mail outlining your specific experience to Cate Fulkerson via cate@reston.org. For more information, click here.



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