RA News


April 27, 2012
Reston Association's Weekly Newsletter


pool tennis passes
Available online or at RA Member Services desk.
kids tri 2012
Registration now open.

NEW  Library Programs


Weed Warriors Days


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.

   (click names to e-mail)

Ken Knueven
Mike Collins
Andrew Sigle
Michael R. Sanio
Richard Chew

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.

Progress Report
Keep track of Reston's development and redevelopment projects.
Click here
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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. 

Featured this Week
News, Updates and Alerts
Summer Edition Now Available
RestonMag Summer 2012
Reston magazine now available online. Click here to read the interactive version.

Section of Lake Anne Closed  

The area of Lake Anne closest to the plaza is currently closed to boats due to an art installation. A dance performace of "Out of Place" will be held at the lake on April 28. The installation can be viewed through May 13. Click here for more information.

RA Tennis - Summer 2012 Programs
tennis summer 2012
Reston Association offers a variety of tennis programs for all ages and skill levels. Click here to see what's available this summer. 
5K Fund Run Photos and Results
5K Fund Run winners
See photos and race results from last weekend's fundraising event for the Nature House.

- Facebook photo gallery.
- Reston Runners results. 

Events, Programs and Community Announcements

Bicycle Safety Rodeo

Saturday, April 28 

Ongoing from 1-4 p.m. (Course takes 20 minutes to complete)
Lake Newport Pool Facility, 11601 Lake Newport Road.
Free. Ages: 5-12 years
Click here for more information or contact Ashleigh@reston.org. 


Paul's Ride for Life

Saturday, April 28 

7 a.m.-12 p.m.
Meet at Reston Town Center Pavilion.

Enjoy a 10-, 20- or 50-mile ride along the Washington & Old Dominion Trail to benefit the Washington Regional Transplant Community. Register day-of or at www.paulsrideforlife.org.  


Upcoming Library Programs

11925 Bowman Towne Drive.


  • May 1 at 7 p.m. - Larrie Ferreiro, scientist, historian and author of Measure of the Earth: The Enlightenment Expedition That Reshaped Our World
  • May 5, 12, 19  at 2 p.m. - Jyoti Meditation Workshops.


Spring Festival  

Saturday, May 5
1-5 p.m.
Walker Nature Education Center, 11450 Glade Drive.
For more information, please call 703-476-9689.

The festival will feature hands-on activities and entertainment, including live animals, craft making for kids, displays and information from environmental groups as well as fishing and canoe/kayak rentals on Lake Audubon. There will be a native plant sale by Nature By Design. Click here for schedule of events.



Pet Fiesta at Town Center

Saturday, May 5  

10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Reston Town Center.

Tails on Trails dog walk; super pet adoption; paws-itively fun pet contests and fashion show; over 80 exhibitors of pet resources, rescue and non-profit groups. Presented by and benefiting GoodDogz.org. Sponsored by The Hope Center. All on-leash pets welcome. Free admission, rain or shine. Go to www.petfiesta.org for more information. 


Swim Lesson Testing Day  

Saturday, May 5
10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Ridge Heights Pool: 11400 Ridge Heights Road.
Free. No registration required.
If you need assistance determining what group swim lesson level to take please join us for a fun evaluation of skills. Wait time is typically less than 15 minutes and participants will be seen in the order they arrive.


Swim Lesson Registration   

Monday, May 7 for RA members.
Wednesday, May 9 for non-members.
Opens at 8:30 a.m.
Online at www.reston.org or in-person at our Member Services Department, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive
Click here for more information.


Sunset Splendors  

Friday, May 11
7-8 p.m.
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.
Reservations required by May 8.
$4/person RA members, $6/person non-members.
For all ages (Children under 12 must br accompanied by an adult.)
For reservations, please call 703-476-9689 or e-mail naturecenter@reston.org.

Sunset marks a transition in nature. Day turns to night, the sun gives way to the moon and diurnal animals trade places with nocturnal ones. Walk the trails to observe these changes, and transition yourself from using your eyes to using your ears.


Birds in Boxes   

Saturday, May 12
11 a.m.-Noon
Walker Nature Education Center, 11450 Glade Drive.
Reservations required by May 9.
$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.
Have you ever seen a baby bird? Join a nest box monitor to check on the bluebird boxes around the nature center. Each year, the nature center partners with the Virginia Bluebird Society in maintaining and monitoring nest boxes around Reston. Learn about the importance of these nest boxes and which birds like to use them.

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, 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.   


Weed Warriors Project

Native trees, ferns and wildflowers are under attack by invasive exotic plants like English Ivy, Japanese Honeysuckle and Bamboo. That is why we need warriors like you to join us in rescuing Reston's beautiful parkland from these aggressive plants.


Please spend a couple hours in our parkland protecting our forests every fourth Saturday of each month as we help restore Reston's forests to their natural state.


All projects: 10 a.m.-Noon.

Please wear long sleeves and long pants if you are allergic to poison ivy. RA will provide tools, gloves, snacks and water.


For more information, contact Community Outreach Specialist, Ha Brock, at ha@reston.org, 703-435-7986.


weedwarrioreventsUpcoming events:  

Protect the Trees at North Village Road  

Saturday, April 28


Virginia Invasive Plant Removal Day
Saturday, May 5
Time: 9 a.m.-Noon
Glade Pool Parking Lot, 11550 Glade Drive


Click here for information about both of these Weed Warriors volunteer opportunities. 



Volunteers Needed for Festival 

Saturday, May 5
Walker Nature Education Center, 11450 Glade Drive.
Volunteer hours: 12:30-5:30 p.m.

Volunteers are needed for face painting, Earl the Squirrel and assistant, assist with canoe & kayak rentals, hands on activities, carnival games and concessions.

For more information or to volunteer contact Ha Brock at 703-435-7986 or e-mail habrock@reston.org.

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