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Aug. 30, 2013


GRACE: 40 for 40

Habitat Heroes

DRB Members Sought



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

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Reston Association offices will be closed on Monday, Sept. 2 in observance of Labor Day.

IN THE NEWS: Updates and Announcements
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All you need is a camera, your creativity and an idea of why you love to "live, work, play or get involved" in Reston and you could be a $1,000 richer. Submit a short video, similar to this one titled A Day in the Life of Max (click image above to watch) in the My Community contest. Click here for more information, rules and entry forms. Qualifying entries will be posted on Reston Association's Facebook page in the coming months.
trailsafetySafety on the Trails
Reston Association is reminding pedestrians and bicyclists to follow Fairfax County Police safety guidelines when using local pathways.

Reston has 55 miles of paved and natural surface paths that are used for recreation and to connect neighborhoods and commercial areas. (Click here for information on the pathways).
laketreatLake Treatment Meeting
The plan for the herbicide treatment of water lilies at Lake Newport was canceled last week. Reston Association has tentatively scheduled a meeting to discuss water lily management for Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013 at 6 p.m. at Brown's Chapel in Reston.
swimteamSwim Team Winter Program
Enrollment for the Reston Swim Team Winter Program has begun. Go to www.rsta.org for swimmer or coach registration, or click here for a schedule.

CALENDAR: Events, Programs, Community Activities

jazzJazz & Blues Festival at Lake Anne
Saturday, Aug. 31
1-8 p.m. Free.
Lake Anne Plaza, Reston.
music icon The 7th Annual Lake Anne Jazz & Blues Festival will feature local and national musicians. Click here for more information and a schedule of performances.
yardsaleCommunity Yard Sale
Saturday, Sept. 7 (rain date, Sept. 8)
8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive.

Ninety-five families will be selling a variety of items. Note: Vendor space is sold out.

Click here for more information. 
scavengerSeptember Scavenger Hunt
Sunday, Sept. 8
2-3 p.m.
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.
$4/person RA members; $6/person non-members.
All ages.
Reservations required by Sept. 5.

Nature's treasures are hidden everywhere. Go on a scavenger hunt to find them all. Look high in the trees and low on the ground as you follow a trail of clues. Who knows where the clues will lead you? Collect a prize at the end.
bughuntBug Hunt
Monday, Sept. 9 or Tuesday, Sept. 10
10-11 a.m.
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.
$5/child RA members; $8/child non-members.
Ages 18 months to 35 months.
Reservations required by Sept. 4.

butterflyicon The walls and gardens of Nature House are host to many kinds of butterflies, moths, beetles, katydids, spiders and other fascinating creatures. Decorate a bug box, then take a look outside for insects and spiders before the weather begins to turn cold.
graceGRACE Auction and Reception
Thursday, Sept. 12
6-9 p.m.
12001 Market St., Reston

The Greater Reston Arts Center (GRACE) will hold a reception and live auction to launch the 40 for 40 exhibition, which features work executed in a broad range of media by a diverse group of artists. The exhibition will run through Nov. 2. Click here for more information.

rallyRally for a Cause
Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 21-22
9 a.m.
Lake Newport Tennis Center
11452 Baron Cameron Ave.

Men's and women's singles and doubles. Brackets for 3.0, 3.5, 4.0 and over players. The $30 entrance fee benefits the player's choice of three great causes affiliated with the tournament:

  • USTA Serves - A Wounded Warrior curriculum that is meant to guide anyone with or without prior tennis and/or rehabilitation experience to use tennis as a vehicle for acclimating to civilian life on many levels.
  • HEART (Have Everyone Access Reston Tennis)
  • Cornerstones (an interfaith family services organization.) 

Click here for more information or to register, or e-mail rally4acause@restontennis.org.


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.
drbDRB Seeks Two Members
Reston Association is seeking two volunteers to serve on the Design Review Board (DRB). Design professionals (architect, land planner or landscape architect) are needed to serve to complete the remaining portions of three-year terms, ending March 2015. All applicants must own property in Reston to be eligible for appointment. Click here for more information.

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