RA News
Sept. 20, 2013


Donate a Bicycle

Walk to End Alzheimer's

Habitat Heroes

NeighborWoods Project

Halloween Event



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To commemorate Reston's 50th birthday in 2014, Reston Association presents the My Community video contest. Send in a short video showing why you love to Live, Work, Play or Get Involved in Reston. Qualifying videos will be posted to Reston Association's Facebook page. Winning videos will be shown during Reston's 50th Anniversary Celebration in April.

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.

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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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IN THE NEWS: Updates and Announcements
waterlillyWater Lily Treatment Scheduled
null Aquatic Environmental Consultants. Inc., is scheduled to treat Lake Newport with a herbicide that will be sprayed onto water lily leaves during the week of Sept. 23. Click here for more information or download the Sept. 10 presentation about the treatment process.
metromapMetro Releases New Map
metro logo A new Metrorail map is now available. It includes enhancements to the Silver Line. Click here for more information or to view the map in the Washington Post.
lostReport Lost Items by Oct. 1

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. 25, 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.
cprCPR and First Aid Classes

Enrollment has begun for adult and all-age classes in CPR/AED with first aid. Classes will be held at Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive.


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. 

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and select Aquatics and CPR-AED for a schedule of classes.

CALENDAR: Events, Programs, Community Activities
bikecollectionBicycle Collection

Saturday, Sept. 21

10 a.m.-noon.
Hunters Woods Elementary School, 2401 Colts Neck Road.

BikesfortheWorld.org will be collecting donated bicycles to recondition and ship overseas to various charity organizations. Call 571-485-3719 or e-mail ariclline@gmail.com for more information.
backyardBackyard Composting
Thursday, Sept. 26
7-8 p.m.
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.
$5/person RA or RCC members, $8/person non-members.
Reservations required by Sept. 23. E-mail naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.
Dealing with all of the fallen leaves in the yard can be tough. Learn how to recycle them the natural way. Also learn how kitchen waste and other yard debris can be composted right in your own backyard. Co-sponsored by Reston Community Center.
believeBelieve It or Not
Stories of coincidences,
phenomenon and the extra ordinary.

null Saturday, Sept. 28
8 p.m.
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.
Fee: $15 on sale at eventbrite.com or at the door. Advance tickets are recommended due to limited seating.

True stories for adult audiences brought to you by Friends of Reston and Better Said Than Done, voted the Best Performance Troupe in Northern Virginia. All proceeds benefit the Walker Nature Center.
strollStroll Along Buttermilk Creek

Saturday, Sept. 28

1-3 p.m. 

Meet at Uplands Pool, 11032 Ring Road.


Reservations required by Sept. 25. E-mail naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.


Stream valleys are important corridors for wildlife. Hike along the Buttermilk Creek Trail to see the variety of plant and animal life that make the stream valley their home. Co-sponsored by Reston Historic Trust.

alzheimersWalk to End Alzheimer's

Sunday, Sept. 29

5 p.m.

Reston Town Center Pavilion and sidewalks.


Join the Alzheimer's Association "Walk to End Alzheimer's." Registration will be at 5 p.m. The walk starts at 6 p.m. Candlelight rally at 7 p.m.


Contact 703-359-4440 or alzwalknova@alz.org. Register at www.alz.org.

trickortreatHalloween House
& Trick-or-Treat Trail 
Ticket sales begin Sept. 30.
Event at Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.
Rain or shine.
Tickets: $10/person (A service fee per ticket will be applied to online sales.) Tickets may also be purchased at Walker Nature Center's Nature House.
For more information, call 703-476-9689 or e-mail naturecenter@reston.org.

You're invited to the best family friendly Halloween event this side of Transylvania. See links below for details and online ticket sales.

Choose from one of four event times:
Friday, Oct. 25, 6-7:15 p.m. http://halloweenhousefri1.eventbrite.com
Friday, Oct. 25, 7:30-8:45 p.m. http://halloweenhousefri2.eventbrite.com
Saturday, Oct. 26, 6-7:15 p.m. http://halloweenhousesat1.eventbrite.com
Saturday, Oct. 26, 7:30-8:45 p.m. http://halloweenhousesat2.eventbrite.com

newcomersNewcomers' Night
Thursday, Oct. 10
7-9 p.m. Free.
Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive.

This event is for new or not-so-new members, volunteers and newcomers. Come learn more about Reston Association and the many services, amenities and programs it provides for you. Please RSVP to Ashleigh@reston.org or call 703-435-6577.

Click here for more information about this and other community events.

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)

Download fall guide.
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.
BushHoneySuckleHelp Uproot Bush Honeysuckle
Oldfield Tot Lot
Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013
10 a.m.-noon
We will battle invasive Bush Honeysuckle, one of the many invasive exotic plants taking over the natural area surrounding the Oldfield Tot Lot. RA needs as many hands as possible to cut and uproot these shrubs and help create space for native plants to grow. Meet at the Oldfield Tot Lot. The entrance steps are adjacent to 10805 Oldfield Drive. Look for the white RA truck.

neighborwoodsRestore the Natural Area
Lake Newport Soccer Field
Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013
9 a.m.-11 a.m.
Co-sponsored by Fairfax Releaf.

null As part of NeighborWoods Month sponsored by the Alliance for Community Trees (ACT), we will return to the restoration site surrounding Lake Newport Soccer Field. Throughout the summer, a number of groups have helped us to remove invasive plants from the area. This month, we need volunteers to help us replant with native plant species to support the restoration of the forest understory at this site. Meet at the Lake Newport Soccer parking lot.

To volunteer, contact Ha Brock, Volunteer & Community Outreach Coordinator via e-mail habrock@reston.org.
halloweenVolunteer for Halloween Event
Halloween House & Trick-or-Treat Trail
Volunteer hours: 4:30-9:30 p.m.
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.
Note: There will be a mandatory volunteer orientation at the nature center on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 6-7 p.m.

Click here for more information about volunteering for the event. To volunteer, contact Ha Brock, Volunteer & Community Outreach Coordinator via e-mail habrock@reston.org.

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