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Aug. 9, 2013


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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.

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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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IN THE NEWS: Updates and Announcements
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This month's Reston Today explores environmental education and tennis programs for young players. The video magazine also takes a look at the CenterStage at the Reston Community Center. Click the image above to watch the video on RA's YouTube channel.
tennismanagerTennis Manager to be Inducted

Reston Association's Tennis Manager, Mary Conaway, will be inducted into the Mid-Atlantic Tennis Hall of Fame in November. Read more on the USTA website.


mary conaway Conaway has been involved with promoting tennis in Reston since 1987. She manages a range of USTA programs and serves as a National Council Chair for the Volunteer Development Council. In May, Conaway was named "Ambassador of the Week" by the Washington Kastles professional tennis team.


Reston Association maintains 52 outdoor tennis courts and offers tournaments, lessons and other programs. Click here to read more about RA tennis.


CALENDAR: Events, Programs, Community Activities

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Water Aerobics

Summer is winding down, but there are still opportunities to attend a water aerobics class at your local pool. Click here for a class schedule.

kidstriReston Kids' Triathlon
Sunday, Aug. 11
8 a.m.
Race held throughout Reston.
All proceeds from the third annual Reston Kids' Triathlon will be used for Reston Association and YMCA youth scholarship programs.

Race packets can be picked up on Saturday, Aug. 10 from 2-4 p.m. at the YMCA at 12196 Sunset Hills Road. Parents must present a photo ID. Click here for more information.

NOTICE: Due to the construction of a synthetic turf field at South Lakes High School, this year's run routes for the Reston Kids' Triathlon have been changed. The race will now finish at the west end of the Langston Hughes Intermediate School building. Click here to download revised route maps.
easternTrip to Eastern Market in D.C.

Saturday, Aug. 17

8 a.m.-2 p.m.

Bus pick- locations: Ledo Pizza at Hunters Woods Shopping Center, Thoreau Place, Lake Anne Plaza parking lot.

$23/RA members, $27/non-members.

Ages: 55 years and older.


eastern market Join RA for a shopping experience at the Eastern Market, Washington D.C.'s oldest continually operated fresh food public market located in the heart of the historic Capitol Hill neighborhood. Shop the indoor market for meats, poultry, seafood, produce, pasta and more. Then head outside and check out  everything from farm-fresh produce to handmade jewelry. Enjoy lunch at the market or at one of the many surrounding restaurants. Registration form can be found on our website. Contact Ashleigh@reston.org or 703-435-6577.


kidsKids Outdoors

Wednesday, Aug. 21

9 a.m.-Noon

Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.

$15/child RA members, $20/child non-members.

Ages 7-10 years.

Reservations required by Aug. 14. E-mail naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.


Parents: Drop off your child at this morning jam-packed with outdoor fun. We will pick up where camp ended with exciting outdoor activities.


Kids: Go on a wild safari. Discover which creatures live under logs in the forest. Play a game of camouflage critters. Search for tadpoles, minnows and insects in a cool stream. Finish with a campfire and a traditional campfire treat.

cricketCricket Crawl
Friday, Aug. 23
8-10 p.m.
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.
Free. Ages 8 and older.
Reservations required by Aug. 23. E-mail naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.
Participate in a regional citizen science project to better understand cricket populations in the Northern Virginia/D.C./Baltimore area. Get a crash course in cricket and katydid calls and go outside and listen for the target species. Finish by carpooling to other sites in Reston. Sponsored by Audubon Naturalist Society, Discover Life and Natural History Society of Maryland.

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.

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