RA News

Sept. 14, 2012
Reston Association's Weekly Newsletter

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Sustainable Agriculture

INOVA Blood Drive


Help with Pirate Party

Weed Warriors Event


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Ken Knueven
Richard Chew

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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.

Members: To report storm damage call 703-437-7658.
Click here to see photos of last weekend's storm damage.

Featured this Week
RA Events, Programs, News   
IN THE NEWS:  Updates and Announcements

Children's Indoor Tennis Available

Thanks to a partnership between Reston Association, the U.S. Tennis Association and a local country club, children will now be able to play tennis year-round at Hidden Creek Country Club in Reston. Click here to read more about the indoor league that is being formed.

The new indoor program kicks off with a pizza party on Sunday, Sept. 16 from 5-7 p.m. at Hidden Creek. Anyone wishing to attend the social must RSVP to Krishn Panchal at krishn@hiddencreektennis.com

Contact Mary Conaway at 703-435-6534 or via e-mail at
mary@reston.org for more information.


Path Near Station to be Covered 

The walking path alongside the construction project for the new Wiehle Avenue Metro Station will be covered. According to Comstock Partners, the firm building the new 2,300-space parking garage, the sheltering will be installed to provide safety for pedestrians and cyclists.


Redevelopment Meeting Date Changed  

A public meeting about the Crescent Redevelopment Project will be held on Oct. 1 at 7 p.m. at Reston Community Center's Jo Ann Rose Gallery, 609 Washington Plaza. This meeting was originally scheduled for late September.


The session will include an update on Fairfax County's progress in its search for a developer to renovate the county-owned Crescent Apartments site at Lake Anne Village Center.


Click here to download the meeting flyer.

CALENDAR: Events, Programs and Other Community Activities

North Point Community Meeting   

Wednesday, Sept. 19 

North Point District, Director Mike Collins.

7-9 p.m. Free.  

Aldrin Elementary School, 11375 Center Harbor Road.


Click here to download the informational flyer and schedule for all the Reston district meetings.


Film: Energy Quest USA 

Friday, Sept. 21 

7-8:30 p.m.
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.
Free. Suggested donation $5
Reservations required by Sept. 18. Please call 703-476-9689 or e-mail naturecenter@reston.org.
This environmental film features five diverse communities where people are taking charge of their energy future. Click here to read more about the film and other adult nature programs offered by RA.

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Reston Multicultural Festival      

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


Fur, Feathers, Fins 

Saturday, Sept. 22
10:30-11:30 a.m.
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive
$5/child RA members, $8/child non-members.
Ages 3 to 5 (Children must be accompanied by an adult.)
Reservations required by Sept. 19. Please call 703-476-9689 or e-mail naturecenter@reston.org.

Learn what covers the skin of different animals. See and touch some up close. Click here for more information about this and other nature programs for children.


Nutrition Series: Sustainable Agriculture  

Saturday, Sept. 22
3 p.m.
United Christian Parish, 11508 North Shore Drive.

Pam Hess, the editor of Flavor Magazine, will be the featured speaker at the next Nutrition & Health Series program. Hess will talk about nutritional, environmental and ethical benefits of sustainable agriculture. Click here for more information.


INOVA Blood Drive   

Tuesday, Sept. 25
7:30 p.m.
Reston Town Center Pavilion.

Schedule appointments at 1-866-2566372 or inova.org/donateblood. On-site registration.


Gone Batty   

Friday, Sept. 28
7-8 p.m.
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.
$6/person RA members, $9/person non-members.
All ages (Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.)
Reservations required by Sept. 25. Please call 703-476-9689 or e-mail naturecenter@reston.org.
See one of the most fascinating nocturnal creatures up close. Join a bat specialist from BatWorld Nova to learn more about these animals and the challenges they face.


Jigsaw Puzzle Event for Seniors 

Tuesday, Oct. 2
10 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive.
$9 RA members.
$13 Non-members.
Ages: 55 years and older.
Registration required. Contact Ashleigh@reston.org or 703-435-6577. Click here for event description.

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: Volunteer 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.   


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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