RA News
Feb. 7, 2014


Art on Display

Mini Maker Faire



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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
eightBoard Candidates Announced

Eight candidates have filed to run for three of the four open seats on the Reston Association Board of Directors this year. The deadline for candidates to file for the fourth seat - the Apartment Owners Representative position - is Feb. 14. Click here to download candidates' statements.

Voting in the election begins at 5 p.m. on March 3. Results will be announced at the Annual Members' Meeting on April 8. 


Click here to see who is running for the board. 

polarOver 250 Plunge into Lake Anne


The 7th Annual Virginia Polar Dip held at Lake Anne last Saturday raised over $87,000 to send seriously ill children and their families to Camp Sunshine in Maine. More than 250 participants took the plunge into the frigid lake to help raise funds. 

agesReston: A Place for All Ages

Reston received a 2014 Best Intergenerational Community Award from Generations United and the MetLife Foundation.


Reston's application was jointly submitted by Reston Association, Reston Community Center, Fairfax County Supervisor, Catherine M. Hudgins, and others. Award winners will be honored at an event to be held in March in Washington, D.C. Click here to read more.


CALENDAR: Events, Programs, Community Activities
birdBird Walk: Reston Lakes 
Waterfowl Tour
Sunday, Feb. 9
8-11 a.m.
Lake Newport. Park near the tennis courts, 11452 Baron Cameron Ave.
Leaders: Jay and Carol Hadlock
No reservations required. For more information, e-mail naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.
Beginning and expert birders are invited to search for birds in some of Reston's most beautiful natural areas. This bird walk will start at Lake Newport and then participants can caravan to other Reston lakes. Co-sponsored by the Audubon Society of Northern Virginia and The Bird Feeder store. Bring binoculars if you have them.
artArt on Display
Now through Feb. 27
8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Free.
Reston One and Two buildings,
12001 and 12005 Sunrise Valley Drive.

The League of Reston Artists (LRA) invites art lovers to a series of rotating fine art and photography exhibits. A new painter or photographer is featured each month this year. This month, Celeste Friesen Nikkel shows her paintings at 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive (Reston Association building). At the same time, Elizabeth Linares displays her photography next door at Reston Center Two building. For more information, call the LRA exhibits manager at 703-391-0114.
parentsParents' Night Out
Friday, Feb. 14
7-9:30 p.m.
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.
$15/child RA members, $20/child non-members.
Ages 5-12.
Reservations required by Feb. 11. E-mail naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.
Parents, this Valentine's Day enjoy the evening out while your children have a fun-filled night at the nature center. Kids, play nature games and go on a night hike (weather permitting). Make a Valentine's Day gift for the birds. Finish the night with a movie and popcorn. Drop off begins at 6:45 p.m.
flyingFlying Squirrels
Thursday, Feb. 20
10-11 a.m. or 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive
$6/child RA members, $8/child non-members.
Ages 3 to 5 years (Children must be accompanied by an adult.)
Reservations required by Feb. 17. E-mail naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.
Flying squirrels are rarely seen because they are nocturnal. Learn more about these fuzzy gliders, including what they eat, who eats them, and where they live. Make a flying squirrel craft that glides just like they do.
silverUpdate on the Silver Line

Wednesday, Feb. 26

7 p.m.

Reston Association Conference Center,

12001 Sunrise Valley Drive.


Join Reston Association for a discussion and update on the Metrorail Silver Line and how it will affect you and the Reston community. Experts from the Fairfax County Office of Transportation staff will discuss issues such as bus schedules, pedestrian issues, roadway improvement plans and the parking garage.


Jointly sponsored by the Transportation and the Reston Neighborhood Advisory committees, this meeting will feature maps, conversations and updates. Supervisor Cathy Hudgins and members of her staff will be in attendance.

Please RSVP to member_services@reston.org.

MiniSave the Date
Celebrating Invention, Creativity

The Northern Virginia Mini Maker Faire is a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the "Maker" movement. It's a place where people show what they are making and share what they are learning. Makers range from tech enthusiasts to crafters to homesteaders to scientists to garage tinkerers. They are of all ages and backgrounds. The aim of Maker Faire is to entertain, inform, connect and grow this community. Click the image above to learn mor

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