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July 19, 2013

U.S. Open Tennis ball

Contact Rob at tennis@reston.org about a trip to the U.S. Open, or click on the image above for information regarding ticket prices for the event.

volunteer pool party 2013

Reston Association will thank its volunteers at a pool party on Aug. 2. Volunteers are asked to RSVP by July 29.

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Follow the budget process on www.reston.org

Inova Blood Drive

Photos on Display

Habitat Heroes Projects

Party for Volunteers

Kids' Triathlon



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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.
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.

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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.

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IN THE NEWS: Updates and Announcements
CEOSearch Underway for New CEO
transitions guides ceo search Reston Association is in the process of searching for a new Chief Executive Officer. RA is using Transition Guides, a non-profit executive search firm, to help hire a CEO. The RA position announcement and profile are posted on the firm's website.

The association is governed by a Board of Directors that is elected by Reston residents. The directors are volunteers. The CEO is an ex officio member of the board. Click here for more information on how the association is governed and managed.

Milton Matthews, RA's former CEO, left the association in May after more than eight years in the position.
sierraclubSierra Club Supports Open Space
The Sierra Club wants Fairfax County to keep Reston National Golf Course as open green space, according to a story on RestonPatch.com.

In a recent letter to the Board of Supervisors, the environmental organization addressed an ongoing debate on whether the county should permit the golf course to be rezoned for residential development.

The Sierra Club's position supports Reston Association's view that any potential development of the golf course land could have a negative impact on quality of life in Reston. RA wants the land to remain zoned for a golf course.

The Fairfax County Board of Appeals will hold a hearing concerning the rezoning issue on Sept. 25.

Click here for more information on the golf course and RA's actions relating to the zoning issue.
boatsAbandoned Boats
Reston Association has recently found the following boats and is seeking the owners to claim them:

From Lake Anne:
  • A green and white Kiwi kayak.
  • A grey Sears canoe with paint stenciling "OLD GREG"
  • A blue Ranger canoe.
From Lake Audubon:
  • A yellow Snark sailboat with mast and sail.
For more information or to claim your boat, please call Brian Petty at Reston Association, 703-435-6535.
poolsPools to Close Early
Several Reston Association pools will close at 5:30 p.m. this Sunday for the Reston Swim Team Association Team parties. The pools include Autumnwood, Glade, Golf Course Island, Hunters Woods, Lake Audubon, Lake Newport, Newbridge, North Hills and Ridge Heights.

CALENDAR: Events, Programs, Community Activities
bloodInova Blood Drive
Tuesday, July 23
Noon-7:30 p.m.
Reston Town Center Pavilion

Red Cross Schedule an appointment time by calling 1-866-256-6372 or online at www.inova.org/donateblood. The bloodmobile will be located near Williams-Sonoma. On-site registration available.
brunoBruno's Barnyard Bash
Tuesday, July 30
10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
North Hills Pavilion, Reston.
$8 RA members; $12 Non-members.
Ages: 18 months-10 years old.
Click here to download flyer.

Join Reston Association for a morning of farm-filled fun. Bring the kids by to enjoy crafts, petting zoo, age-appropriate games, delicious food and plenty of photo opportunities. Food and drinks will be provided.
Registration is required. You must cancel 72 hours in advance to receive a refund. Contact Events@reston.org or call 703-435-6571 for more information. Rain date is scheduled for Aug. 1.
lesmiserablesTrip to See Les Miserables

Wednesday, July 31

9:15 a.m.-4:15 p.m.

Bus pick-up locations; Hunters Woods Shopping Center, Thoreau Place, Lake Anne Plaza.

$62/RA members, $68/non-members.

Ages 55 years and older.


les miserables Join Reston Association for a chartered-bus trip to Toby's Dinner Theatre (for lunch buffet), in Columbia, Md., to see Les Miserables, the world's longest-running musical. Cameron Mackintosh's legendary production of Boublil and Schönberg's classic sweeps its audience through an epic tale of passion and destruction in 19th century France. Registration form can be found at www.reston.org. Contact Ashleigh@reston.org or 703-435-6577.

PhotosPhotos on Display
August-November, Monday-Friday
8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce
1763 Fountain Drive, Reston

The League of Reston Artists/Reston Photographic Society invites the public to enjoy a new display of photography at the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce. The exhibit is free. Visit the LRA website at www.leagueofrestonartists.org for more information on this and other exhibits.
treesTremendous Trees
Monday, Aug. 5 or Tuesday, Aug. 6
10-11 a.m.
Temporary Road Pavilion, 1750 North Shore Drive.
$5/child RA members, $8/child non-members.
Ages 18-35 months (Children must be accompanied by an adult.)
Reservations required by July 31. E-mail naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.
Trees are important to every living creature. Discover how they provide food, shelter and oxygen to animals and people. Meet some big trees, make a tree craft to take home, and enjoy a story and snack in their shade.
ecoEco-friendly Cleaning
Tuesday, Aug. 6
7-8:30 p.m.
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.
$5/person RA members, $8/person non-members
Reservations required by Aug. 3. E-mail naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.
Reduce the use of harsh, sometimes toxic, cleansers in the home by learning how to make safe and environmentally-friendly household cleansers. It is quick and easy to do, as well as very economical. Participants are encouraged to purchase Clean House, Clean Planet by Karen Logan. Instructor: Diane Blust. Co-sponsored by Reston Community Center.

GET INVOLVED: Volunteerism at RA
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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

Habitat Heroes Project
(Formerly Weed Warriors)

Our native trees, ferns and wildflowers are under attack by invasive exotic plants like English Ivy, Japanese Honeysuckle and Bamboo. That is why we need heroes like you to join us in rescuing Reston's beautiful parkland from these aggressive plants. These fast growing, invasive plants escape from people's yards and seriously threaten local ecosystems, taking away vital food and habitat from already stressed wildlife populations. 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.

Please wear long sleeves and long pants to protect against poison ivy, thorny plants and biting insects. RA will provide tools, gloves, snacks and water.

Deer Forest Tot Lot
Saturday, July 27
10 a.m.-noon.
Join Habitat Heroes this month and yank out invasive shrubs like Burning Bush and Bush Honeysuckle from the natural area. These shrubs are a threat to biodiversity and are linked to the decrease in song bird populations. The natural area surrounding the Deer Forest Tot Lot needs your help. Please park along Deer Forest Road. Look for the RA truck.

For more information or to volunteer, contact Ha Brock, RA volunteer & community outreach coordinator, at habrock@reston.org or 703-435-7986.

volpartyVolunteer Appreciation Pool Party
Friday, Aug. 2 (rain date is Aug. 9)
6-8 p.m.
Lake Newport Pool, 11601 Lake Newport Road.
Come spend an evening with your fellow volunteers and let us serve you. Enjoy salsa and dip, a taco bar, door prizes, music, giveaways and more.

Please RSVP to Ha Brock by July 29 at 703-435-7986 or habrock@reston.org
triVolsHelp Needed for Kids' Triathlon
On Aug. 11 at 8 a.m., the YMCA Fairfax County Reston and Reston Association will be holding the third annual Reston Kids' Triathlon. The event is intended to be a fun opportunity for youngsters to stay active through the summer and learn about the fast-growing sport of triathlon.

kids tri In keeping with the missions of the sponsoring organizations, a number of the participants will be from families who might not be able to afford the entry fee and equipment for the event. Through individual and corporate sponsors, their costs will be covered. All net proceeds from this event will be used for the Y and RA youth scholarship programs.

Volunteers are needed for many different areas and if you would like to support local kids and volunteer for this event, please sign up at: www.restonkidstri.org/volunteer.html.

Volunteers receive a T-shirt and breakfast.

We strongly discourage parents from volunteering if your child is in the race. For more information on the event go to www.restonkidstri.org.

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