RA News
Jan. 17, 2014


Camp Registration 
Sign up your child or children for Reston Association Summer Camps, beginning Jan. 27 for members and Feb. 3 for non-members.
Click the following links:

Camp descriptions

E-mail for information

Chestnut Tree Program

Reston Camp Expo



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.

Board of Directors

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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NOTICE: Reston Association offices, including the Nature House and Central Services Facility, will be closed Monday, Jan. 20 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

IN THE NEWS: Updates and Announcements
rt0day14Reston Today Video

This month's Reston Today video features segments about this weekend's Martin Luther King Jr. celebration, the Reston Camps Expo and the Virginia Polar Dip. Click the image above to watch the video on the Reston Association You Tube channel.
leapIncrease Home Energy Efficiency

Celebrate the "Reinvest in Reston 50th Anniversary" by re-energizing your home and your community with a home energy checkup. In recognition of Reston's founding year (1964), the "Re-energize Reston" goal is to help 1,964 homeowners to increase their home's efficiency and preserve important environmental resources.


The non-profit Local Energy Alliance Program (LEAP) operates the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR program in central and northern Virginia. They are now offering a one-hour Home Energy Check-Up.


Click here for more information, including a link to sign up for the program.


CALENDAR: Events, Programs, Community Activities
chestnutRestoring the American Chestnut
Sunday, Jan. 19
1:30-3 p.m. Free.
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.

The Virginia Chapter of the American Chestnut Foundation will be demonstrating the educational resources available to educators and chapter volunteers for telling the story of the American chestnut tree and efforts to return this giant to its status as a keystone of Appalachia.


The lead presenter is Betty Gatewood, an experienced Virginia educator who will share her experience working with teachers and students to use American chestnut history and science to address learning objectives and state standards.

expoReston Camp Expo
Saturday, Jan. 25
10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Reston Community Center, Hunter's Woods
2310 Colts Neck Road.

Come in from the cold and explore some summer ideas for your children. Visit local, non-profit camp providers in Reston. Find out about summer camp jobs and learn about scholarship opportunities. See what is available for the summer of 2014. There will also be children's activities, door prizes and snacks.


Brought to you by Serving Reston Youth, a community initiative comprised of local non-profit organizations and Fairfax County government agencies.


For more information, call 703-390-6162.

creaturesCreatures of the Chesapeake Bay
Sunday, Jan. 26
1:30-2:30 p.m. or 3-4 p.m.
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.
$8/person RA members, $12/person non-members.
All ages (Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.)
Reservations required by Jan. 22. E-mail naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.
Join a marine biologist from Under the Sea to meet and touch live creatures found in the Chesapeake Bay such as a horseshoe crab, a flounder and an American eel. Learn about bay ecology and how the way we treat water at home affects the water quality and wildlife in the bay. Under the Sea specializes in lively, entertaining programs and has presented at the Smithsonian Discovery Theater and the National Theater.
paperPaper Making

Thursday, Jan. 30

10:30-11:30 a.m.

Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.

$7/child RA members, $9/child Non-members

Ages 5-12 (Children must be accompanied by an adult.)

Reservations required by Jan. 28. E-mail naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.


Since ancient Egyptian times, people have been making paper for both artistic and practical purposes. Discover how to make your own paper using a variety of materials and learn how to use it in future craft projects. This is a perfect way to enjoy your day off from school.
cprCPR Overview Class for Seniors
Wednesday, Feb. 5
1-3 p.m.
Tall Oaks Assisted Living Facility,
12052 North Shore Drive.
$10/RA members; $14/Non-members.

Consider taking advantage of the newly revised training programs and materials now being implemented by the American Red Cross for CPR emergencies. Registration is required. Payment due at event. Contact Ashleigh@reston.org or call 703-435-6577.
elderReston Presents... Elder Law
Monday, Feb. 10
7-9 p.m. Free.
Reston Community Center at Lake Anne Plaza,
1609 Washington Plaza.

Reston Presents is a bi-monthly lecture and presentation series that highlights the multifaceted talents of local residents. Reston Presents is sponsored by the Reston Association and the Reston Community Center.

Join Peggy O'Reilly, Certified Elder Law Attorney, as she describes the growing field of Elder Law, including areas such as housing, home care, long term care, decision making, estate planning, Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.  Look at sample case studies to learn the options available to resolve a variety of issues. This program is for educational purposes only. There will be no solicitation or obligations of attendees. Registration requested. Contact Ashleigh@reston.org or 703-435-6577.

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