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Sept. 21, 2012
Reston Association's Weekly Newsletter

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INOVA Blood Drive

Walk to End Alzheimer's

Lake Anne Jazz Festival


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.

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

Board to Fight for Open Space    

In a unanimous vote last week, members of the Reston Association Board of Directors stated they would hire a legal firm to ensure that the Reston National Golf Course remain as open space. The firm, which specializes in land-use issues, would represent RA if any further attempts were made to rezone the golf course for residential use.

Click here to read more about the board's vote or go to the RA website to read all the latest news about the RNGC zoning issue.


Report Your Lost Items by Oct. 5 

Did you lose a swimsuit, favorite towel or goggles at a Reston Association pool this summer? Be sure to file a "Lost-and-Found" report as soon as possible. All leftover items will be donated on Oct. 10, so please don't delay.

Send an e-mail to aquaticsinfo@reston.org with the following information.

  • Date lost (or date range).
  • Pool where item was lost.
  • Detailed description of item.
  • Your name, e-mail and phone number.

CALENDAR: Events, Programs and Other Community Activities
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Multicultural Festival Tomorrow      

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.


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.


Organic Gardening    

Saturday, Sept. 29
9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.
$25/person RA or RCC member, $35/person Non-member. Adults.
Reservations required by Wednesday, Sept. 26. Please call 703-476-9689 or e-mail naturecenter@reston.org.
This program will teach you how to optimize your garden. Co-sponsored by Reston Community Center and Sustainable Reston. Click here for program description.


Walk to End Alzheimer's    

Sunday, Sept. 30
5 p.m.
Reston Town Center Pavilion.

Join the Alzheimer's Association "Walk to End Alzheimer's" and unite in a movement to reclaim the future for millions. Registration at 5 p.m., walk at 6 p.m. Candlelight rally at 7 p.m. Contact 703-359-4440 or e-mail oralzwalknova@alz.org. Register at alz.org/walk.


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.


Deer Me! 

Tuesday, Oct. 2
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. 28. Please call 703-476-9689 or e-mail naturecenter@reston.org.
Fall is a great time of year to see deer. Read a story about deer, make an antler craft, and then go in search of deer in the nature center. Find out what deer like to eat, and why their antlers are so important.


Home Energy Efficiency 

Thursday, Oct. 4
7-9 p.m.
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.
$5/person RA or RCC Member, $8/person Non-member
Reservations required by Monday, Oct. 1. Please call 703-476-9689 or e-mail naturecenter@reston.org.
Attend this program to learn how to improve your home's energy use to make it more efficient, comfortable and cost-effective. Co-sponsored by Reston Community Center Sustainable Reston. Click here to learn more about this and other programs for adults.

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Trip Open to All Ages   

Saturday, Oct. 6
9 a.m.-4 p.m.
All ages welcome. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
$24/RA members.
Join us for a chartered-bus trip to the National Harbor, located just across the river into Maryland. See full description of the trip here or download registration form.


Jazz Festival at Lake Anne   

Saturday, Oct. 6
Noon-8:30 p.m.
Lake Anne Plaza, Reston.
The 6th Annual Lake Anne Jazz Festival is a free, family-friendly, all-day event that will showcase local emerging artists and national jazz performers.

The festival is sponsored by Lane Anne Merchants, Friends of Lake Anne, the Reston Community Center, Reston Association, Bozzuto, and Republic Land Development and IZZE Sparkling Juice. For more information about the festival and a complete schedule of events, click here.

Home Expo for Residents, Vendors
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Saturday, Oct. 6
Reston Community Center - Hunters Woods, 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston.
10-2 p.m. Free.

The Reston Home Expo 2012 is your one-stop shopping opportunity to talk directly with contractors, roofers and other service providers. Also, get cost-saving tips in free workshops that will be offered throughout the day.

Vendor Registration Links
The vendor registration process is 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.   


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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