RA News
Dec. 20, 2013


Chamber Trip to Italy

New Year's 5K Run

Historic Trust Meeting



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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
restontodayReston Today Video

Click on the image above to watch the Reston Today video on YouTube. This month's edition features information about the Board of Directors' election and RA Covenants. The monthly informational video is produced by Reston Association.

Reston Association offices, including the Nature House and Central Services Facility, will be closed for the holiday on Dec. 25-26. All offices will close at noon on Dec. 24. There will be no RA News on Friday, Dec. 27.

italyChamber Offering Trip to Italy
The Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce is offering members and non-members a trip to Tuscany in March. Click here for more information.

CALENDAR: Events, Programs, Community Activities
tourTour de Lights
Saturday, Dec. 21
4:30 p.m.
Ride starts at Lake Anne parking lot.

The Pedestrian & Bicycling Advisory Committee is organizing a one-hour bike ride through north Reston. Bicyclists must have front and rear lights. In the event of bad weather, the ride will be held on Sunday, Dec. 22. Contacts: Dan Kole 571-383-5771, dankol@verizon.net and Burton Griffith 408-705-2652, burtoncg@yahoo.com.
Run5KNew Year's Day 5K
Wednesday, Jan. 1
10 a.m.
Start at Fountain Square, Reston Town Center.

Start the new year with a run from Reston Town Center along the W&OD Trail. Presented by Potomac River Running. 703-689-0999. Click here for more information. 

winterbirdcountWinter Bird Count
Saturday, Jan. 4
7 a.m.-noon. Free.
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.
Adults  (Participants between 12 and 16 may participate with an adult.)
Sign up by Jan. 2, 2014. Please call 703-476-9689 or e-mail naturecenter@reston.org.
Meet local bird experts, learn tips on identification and have fun on our annual half-day bird count throughout Reston's natural areas. Enjoy a free lunch, tally results and swap stories at Nature House following the count.
foodHome Food Preservation
Thursday, Jan. 9
7-8:30 p.m.
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.
$5/person RA Members, $8/person Non-members.
Reservations required by Monday, Jan. 6. Please call 703-476-9689 or e-mail naturecenter@reston.org.
This introductory class will cover food preservation methods, including canning, fermentation, drying/dehydration, and freezing. Learn about food safety precautions, kitchen set up, and jar and equipment prep as well as food and recipe selection. Instructor: Diane Blust. Co-sponsored by Reston Community Center.
historicHistoric Trust Annual Meeting
Thursday, Jan. 16
5-7 p.m.
Reston Museum, Lake Anne Plaza.

The Annual Meeting of the Reston Historic Trust (owner and operator of the Reston Museum) will feature President Shelley Mastran's review of the past year's activities and finances. Light refreshments will be served and new board members elected.

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