RA News


Aug. 31, 2012
Reston Association's Weekly Newsletter

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Garden Club Meeting

"The Art of Community"

5K Benefit Run/Walk

Author Featured Speaker

Touring Artist Serie
Bike, Pedestrian Project

Help with Pirate Party

Weed Warriors Event


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.

Board of Directors

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Ken Knueven
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.


Information about a quicker way to get around the Beltway when traveling through Northern Virginia.

Video: Testing I-495 Express Lanes. 

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


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RA Pro Shop 
Great prices on Babolat racquets and shoes, and K-Swiss tennis and running shoes. Please call Rob at 703-435-6502.

About RA NEWS  
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
RA Events, Programs, News   
News, Updates and Alerts
Read the Latest Reston Magazine

Reston magazine includes articles about The Front Porch Singers, the USEful Exchange organization and has information about Reston Association's fall programs. Click here to read online.

Fall Tennis Programs 

Click here to download information about Reston Association's tennis events and programs. Also be sure to check out RA's Pro Shop for great prices on tennis gear. Call Rob at 703-435-6502 for more information..


Fairfax Emergency Survey 

Fairfax County is conducting a survey that officials hope will help improve communications during emergencies. The survey is part of a review process of the county's response to the July 2012 derecho that knocked out power in much of the region.


"It's important for us as emergency planners to learn how this storm affected our residents, businesses and infrastructure so that we can implement corrective measures and plans for a better response for future storms," said David McKernan, coordinator for the Fairfax County Office of Emergency Management.

Events, Programs and Community Announcements

Garden Club to Meet 

Tuesday, Sept. 4
1 p.m.
Walker Nature Education Center, 11450 Glade Drive.

The Reston Garden Club will hold the first meeting of their calendar year next week week. The topic of the the meeting is "Drainage Problems" and will be presented by Peter Murray of Hidden Lane Nursery. To learn more about the organization, see the website at therestongardenclub.org.


Hunters Woods Meeting

Wednesday, Sept. 5 

7-9 p.m. Free.
Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive.


If you live in the Hunters Woods/Dogwood District of Reston, you may attend this community meeting. It will be an opportunity to meet your district director and to learn about the issues and amenities in your area. It will be hosted by District Director, Cheryl Beamer.


Reston is divided into four electoral districts, represented by a member to the Board of Directors.  The other community meeting dates have been set as well. (Locations will be announced).


Wednesday, Sept. 19 

North Point District, Director Mike Collins. 

Wednesday, Oct. 10 

Lake Anne/Tall Oaks District, Director Ken Knueven (President of the RA Board of Directors).

Thursday, Nov. 8 

South Lakes District, Director Richard Chew.


Tree Detectives  

Saturday, Sept. 8

10:30-11:30 a.m.

Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.

$4/person RA members, $6/person non-members.

For all ages (Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.)

Reservations required by Sept. 5. Please call 703-476-9689 or e-mail naturecenter@reston.org.


Click here for more information. 


Community Yard Sale   

Saturday, Sept. 8

8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive.
Come by to browse for great bargains at our multi-family community yard sale.
Vendor space is sold out.
Contact Ashleigh@reston.org or call 703-435-6577 for information on weather-related cancellations.


Orioles vs. Yankees  

Sunday, Sept. 9 

11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Pickup: Reston Association 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive.
$39/RA members.
Join us for a bus trip to the Orioles Park at Camden Yards to see the Baltimore Orioles play the New York Yankees. All sales are final. Registration form can be found on our website. Contact Ashleigh@reston.org or call 703-435-6577 for more information.


Slithering Snakes   

Monday, Sept. 10 or Tuesday, Sept. 11
10-11 a.m.
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.
$5/child RA members, $8/child non-members.
Ages 18-35 months (Children must be accompanied by an adult.)
Reservations required by Sept. 7. Please call 703-476-9689 or e-mail naturecenter@reston.org.
Learn about the snakes that live in Reston. Click here for full description of this and other nature programs.


"Reston: The Art of Community"    

Saturday, Sept. 15
5 p.m.
Reston Museum, Lake Anne Village Center.

Join Reston Museum and the Initiative for Public Art - Reston (IPAR) at the opening reception for "Reston: The Art of Community," a new exhibition at the Reston Museum. See the premiere of a short documentary film produced by IPAR and directed by award-winning filmmaker Rebekah Wingert-Jabi, who grew up in Reston, about the artists who have contributed to Reston's public art. The film and a related panel discussion begin at 4 p.m. at Reston Community Center Lake Anne.


Contact: Anne Delaney, Executive Director of IPAR, annedelaney@publicartreston.org, or 703-467-9797.


Tigerlily Pink Boa 5K     

Saturday, Sept. 15
8 a.m. Starting at Reston Town Center.

Run or walk to benefit young women battling breast cancer. Registration and information at www.tigerlilyfoundation.org.


Nature Game Day      

Sunday, Sept. 16
2-3 p.m.
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.
$5/child RA members.
$8/child Non-members.
Ages 5 to 12. Reservations required by Sept. 12.
Enjoy games like Tic Tac Toe and Twister with a nature spin. Click here for more information about this and other nature programs on the Reston Association website.


Author to Discuss Book      

Monday, Sept. 17
Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 2589 Chain Bridge Road, Vienna, Va.
Lunch: $10. Prepayment required.

The Shepherd's Center is sponsoring a "Lunch "n" Life" program. The featured speaker will be local author Tim Wendel. He will discuss his ninth book "Summer of '68
 - The Season that Changed Baseball and America - Forever." Click here for more information.


Touring Artist Series      

The Touring Artist Series continues at Reston Community Center's The CenterStage, located at 2310 Colts Neck Road. Upcoming events include:

Click here for more information. 

multicultural fest 2012





Reston Multicultural Festival      

Saturday, Sept. 22
11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Lake Anne Pavilion.
Food, entertainment and crafts from around the world. Click here to download the festival flyer.


Rally for a Cause Tennis Tourney    

Saturday, Sept. 22-Sunday, Sept. 23
Matches begin at 9 a.m.
Lake Newport Tennis Center, 11452 Baron Cameron Ave.

Tennis tournament for the benefit of Reston Interfaith, Heart and Wounded Warrior Foundation. Click here to download flyer.

Sign up to play men's or women's singles or doubles. Players are guaranteed to play at least two matches.  Trophies will be awarded by Reston Tennis pro staff and representatives from the benefiting organizations immediately following the finals matches.

For more information or to register go to www.restontennis.org or e-mail Rally4acause@restontennis.org.

Vendor Registration Now Open
home expo 2012
Event: Saturday, Oct. 6
Reston Community Center - Hunters Woods, 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston.

Vendor Registration LinksThe vendor registration process is now open for  Reston Home Expo 2012. If you are the owner of a business that serves the Reston community, you should reserve a table.
Click here for full description of the event. For more information contact Arlene Whittick, Neighborhood Outreach Specialist, 703-435-6503 or Arlene@reston.org.

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.   


Bike and Pedestrian Project      

The Pedestrian and Bicycling Advisory Committee are looking for volunteers to help collect bicycle and pedestrian counts in Reston on Sept. 11-13. This regular data collection is part of a national project to document walking and cycling as modes of transportation. More information about the national effort can be found at http://bikepeddocumentation.org.
Shifts are two hours in the morning and evening on Sept. 11-Sept. 13. At some locations, volunteers may be asked to observe directional information, helmet usage and other demographic data in addition to the number of cyclists and pedestrians. Training will be offered.

If you are interested in helping with this effort, please e-mail Brian Murphy at brian@reston.org.


Pirate Party Needs Volunteers       

Wednesday, Sept. 19
10:45 a.m.-Noon
North Hills Pavilion, 1325 North Village Road.
Volunteers needed to dress up as pirates and lead a scavenger hunt at "It's a Pirate Party." Costumes will be provided. Energetic and outgoing personalities are a must.

For more information or to volunteer contact Ha Brock, Community Outreach Specialist II via e-mail habrock@reston.org.


Weed Warriors Project        

Protect the Trees at Field View
Saturday, Sept. 22
10 a.m.-noon.
We will meet at the Bright Pond cul-de-sac and walk down the path on the left of the pipe-stem driveway.  There is poison ivy at this site. Click here for more information.

To volunteer, contact Ha Brock, Community Outreach Specialist II via e-mail habrock@reston.org.

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