RA News
Oct. 25, 2013


Paper Shred Event

Children's Art

Breast Cancer Benefit

Garden Club Meeting

Caregiver Event

Habitat Heroes



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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.

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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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

restonmagReston Association's quarterly magazine is available online and is mailed to members. Printed copies are also available at various outlets, including Reston Museum.

paradeHoliday Parade Set for Nov. 29

Reston Association will join other community organizations in participating in the 2013 Holiday Parade in Reston Town Center. The theme of the parade, which will be held on Friday, Nov. 29, is "Destination Reston." 


The town center parade will feature large balloons, marching bands, dancers and various floats and displays from community groups. The hour-long procession also includes the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus. Click here for more information on the Reston Town Center annual holiday event.

membersMembers Comment on Plan

Reston Association collected comments from attendees of a joint meeting last week regarding the Phase I Comprehensive Plan for the Reston Transit Station areas. RA, along with the other community forum organizers and presenters, plans to address as many of the questions as feasible in the coming weeks.


Representatives from Reston Association, Reston Citizens Association and the Alliance of Reston Condominiums and Homeowners detailed how the proposed development plans can impact various core areas.


Click here to download members' comments and questions about the comprehensive plan and the future development of Reston.


CALENDAR: Events, Programs, Community Activities
childrenartChildren's Art at Reston Museum
Saturday, Oct. 26
10 a.m.-noon.
Reston Museum, 1639 Washington Plaza.

The Reston Museum on Lake Anne Plaza is inviting children to help prepare for Reston's 50th birthday by creating original art for the museum to use on Founder's Day 2014. Children can use the supplies provided to paint a square for our Reston mosaic mural. Call 703-709-7700 for more information.
shredPaper Shredding Fundraiser
Saturday, Oct. 26
10 a.m.-1 p.m.
YMCA, 12196 Sunset Hills Road.

The YMCA Fairfax County Reston will be holding a document shredding event with all proceeds ($5 per box) benefiting the YMCA Caring for Community Scholarship Fund. Call 703-742-8800 for more information.
FESTFestival on the Square
Sunday, Oct. 27
12 p.m.-4 p.m.
Reston Heights, 11810 Sunrise Valley Drive.

This family-friendly event will feature live music and entertainment, Cornerstones Community Walk to Help End Homelessness, food and drink, children's activities, and more. Click here or e-mail Ashleigh@reston.org for more information.
breastLast Night Out Benefit
Tuesday, Oct. 29
5:30-9:30 p.m.
Vinifera Wine Bar & Bistro
11750 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston.

Brides Against Breast Cancer will hold a benefit that will include "light bites & adult beverages." Celebrity bartenders will be serving drinks. Tickets are $35 in advance and $45 at the door, and can be purchased at
shearTrip to Shear Madness
Sunday, Nov. 3
1 p.m.- 6 p.m. (show is 3-5 p.m. with intermission).
Bus pick-up at Hunters Woods Shopping Center, Thoreau Place, Lake Anne Plaza parking lot.
Fee: $42 RA members, $49 non-members.

Join Reston Association for a chartered-bus trip to the Kennedy Center to see Shear Madness, the comedy "whodunit" that lets the audience solve the crime. Contact Ashleigh@reston.org for more information. Click here for the registration form.

puppetPuppet Show 
How Turtle Tried to Fly South
Monday, Nov. 4
10-10:45 a.m. or 11:15 a.m.-noon.
Walker Nature Center 11450 Glade Drive.
$5/child RA members, $8/child non-members.
Ages 3 - 7 (Children must be accompanied by an adult.)
Reservations required by Oct. 31. E-mail naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.
"How Turtle Tried to Fly South" is adapted from a Sioux legend. After the show, learn more about turtles and meet one up close.
gardenGarden Club Meeting
Tuesday, Nov. 5
1 p.m.
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.

The next meeting of the Reston Garden Club will feature speaker, Sandy Flowers, a local horticulturist, whose program is "The Leaf Alone."  Paying special attention to the leaf when choosing plants can be very significant. For more information about the club, click here.
caregiverTwo-Day Event for Caregivers
Nov. 8, 4-5 p.m.
Nov. 9, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
1778 Fountain Dr. Reston.

Sunrise at Reston Town Center will host a free two-day event called our "Resources to Remember," which will focus on providing seniors and caregivers with educational resources about memory loss and how to be a better caregiver. Click here for event details. Space is limited
. Please call Joy Toliver at 703-956-8930 to RSVP.
shapesNature Shapes

Monday, Nov. 11 or Tuesday, Nov. 12

10-11 a.m.

Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.

$5/child RA members, $8/child non-members.

Ages 18-35 months (Children must be accompanied by an adult.)

Reservations required by Nov. 7. E-mail naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.


As the leaves fall off the trees, there are all kinds of shapes to be found. Search for squares, circles, triangles and more. Make a shape necklace to help you on a hike through the woods. We will really "shape up" at this program.


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)

UPDATED: 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.

Upcoming Events:
Nov. 4
Volunteers will replant natives, including shrubs and trees provided by Fairfax ReLeaf. More details on where to meet once you're registered for this project.

To volunteer please contact Ha Brock at habrock@reston.org or 703-435-7986.

Nov. 23
Join the Habitat Heroes to remove the English Ivy from the natural areas behind Sanibel Drive. Please park along Sanibel Drive. Look for the white RA truck. Click here for details.

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