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Nov. 23, 2012
   Reston Association's Weekly Newsletter


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Lions Club Fundraiser

History of Reston

Christkindl Market

CASA Meeting



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Ken Knueven
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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.

Video: Travel for free with three or more in car. 

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


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

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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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IN THE NEWS:  Updates and Announcements
Board to Discuss Assessment Rate
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The Reston Association Board of Directors will be considering the 2013 Annual Assessment rate during its next meeting on Nov. 29 at 7 p.m. at RA headquarters, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive.


Over 100 Attend Real Estate Open 

Local real estate professionals had an opportunity to visit a neighborhood and hear from its residents as part of a Reston Association-sponsored event to help agents learn about the community in which they sell properties.


During the Nov. 14 event, Brokers' Open: Selling Reston, more than 100 agents and brokers toured historic Hickory Cluster and the newest Reston amenity, Nature House.   Click here to read more.  


Clay Courts Closed  

The North Hills and Glade clay tennis courts are closed for the winter season. Reston Association plans to have the courts re-opened by mid-April 2013.


Lions Club Taking Citrus Orders   

The Reston Lions Club is taking orders for its annual Florida citrus, Virginia peanuts and Vermont cheddar fundraising sale. Orders can be picked up at Lake Anne Plaza on Friday Nov. 30 and Dec. 1-2. For details on the sale, online ordering information, or to download an official order flyer, visit www.restonlions.org. The proceeds from the sale will be used to aid the Reston area vision and hearing initiatives of the Lions Club.

CALENDAR: Events, Programs, Community Activities

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Nature at Night  

Wednesday, Nov. 28
6-7:30 p.m.
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.
$5/RA members; $8/Non-members.
Senior adults, ages 55 years and older.
Reservations required. Please call 703-435-6530 or e-mail Ashleigh@reston.org.
Bring your grandchildren out for a fun and exciting night hike. Explore the woods to see who is still awake. Look and listen for owls, flying squirrels, and other nocturnal creatures. Learn how these animals survive at night, and end your evening with some warming refreshments.


History of Reston Program 

Translating the Dream to Reality 

Thursday, Nov. 29  

7-9 p.m.
Reston Community Center, Lake Anne
1609 Washington Plaza.

Peter McCandless and Chuck Veatch, along with a panel of other early marketing experts, will present a program on the origins of Reston. The presentation will cover founder Robert E. Simon Jr.'s unique vision for Reston and how the plan became world famous.

For more information, call Reston Museum at 703-709-7700 or e-mail restonmuseum@gmail.com


Cold Curiosities 

Saturday, Dec. 1 

11 a.m.-Noon
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.
$4/person RA members, $6/person non-members.
All ages (Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.)
Reservations required by Nov. 28. Please call 703-476-9689 or e-mail naturecenter@reston.org.
What animal changes its coat for winter? Where do turtles go, and how do they survive? What animal can freeze solid and survive? Learn the answers to these questions and more through viewing animal artifacts and taking a short hike.


CPR and First Aid Class  

Saturday, Dec. 1 

10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive.

$70/RA Members; $90/Non-members
Certifications: Adult, Child, and Infant CPR and First Aid.

This American Red Cross course will teach students life-saving techniques through video, lecture and guided practice under the supervision of a certified instructor.
Contact Willa at aquaticsinfo@reston.org  or 703-435-6532. Click here to register.


Everlasting Evergreens    

Monday, Dec. 3 or Tuesday, Dec. 4 
10-11 a.m. 
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive. 
$5/child RA members; $8/child Non-members. 
Ages 18 months-35 months.
Reservations required by Nov. 29. Please call 703-476-9689 or e-mail naturecenter@reston.org
Evergreen plants have green leaves all year long. Go on a walk to look for pines, hollies and evergreen ferns. Learn why these plants are important to animals. Smell the scent of pine and make some evergreen crafts.


Christkindl Market  

Thursday, Dec. 6
4-9 p.m.
11150 Sunrise Valley Drive.

The annual outdoor market features arts, crafts and German food. The crafts are made by German families stationed in the area. The event is sponsored by the U.S. German Command in Reston and raises money for local charities such as Reston Interfaith. Call 703-390-3110 for more information.


CASA Informational Meeting   

Saturday, Dec. 8
11 a.m.
Reston Community Center, Lake Anne
1609-A Washington Plaza.

Fairfax Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) will host an informational session for anyone who would like to learn about advocating for abused or neglected children. Please call 703-273-3526, ext. 22, e-mail ekosarin@casafairfax.org, or visit www.fairfaxcasa.org

Want to Serve on the RA Board?
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Wednesday, Dec. 12.
7 p.m.
Reston Association
12001 Sunrise Valley Drive.

Reston Association will hold an informational meeting for anyone interested in running for the Board of Directors. There will be three seats open in 2013. For Lake Anne/Tall Oaks and North Point seats, you must be a resident of the respective district. Call 703-435-6512 or e-mail ElectionsCommittee@reston.org for more information.

Important Election Dates 
  • Dec. 12, 2012  Election information session.
  • Feb. 1, 2013    Deadline for filing candidacy.
  • Feb. 7, 2013   Orientation session for candidates.     
GET INVOLVED: Volunteerism 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.   

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