RA News
April 4, 2014



PBAC Call to Youths

Fund Run & Walk

Baron Cameron Meeting

Annual Founder's Day



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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.

50th Anniversary Events

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IN THE NEWS: Updates and Announcements
rtodayWatch This Month's Reston Today

The April edition of Reston Today includes segments on the upcoming Annual Members' Meeting, Founder's Day and other community events. Click the image above to watch the video on YouTube.
advisorThe Advisor Has a New Look
Read the spring edition of the redesigned Advisor - Reston Association's publication for residents of clusters, condos and single-family homes.

PostReston, Simon Featured in Post

The Washington Post recently published a story and video about Reston's 50th anniversary and Robert E. Simon Jr.'s 100th birthday celebration, both happening this year.


 Click here to read the March 29 article.


CALENDAR: Events, Programs, Community Activities
foundersFounder's Day at Lake Anne

Saturday, April 5 

Noon-3 p.m. 

Lake Anne Plaza and Reston Community Center, Hunters Woods. 


The 2014 Founder's Day features a celebration of Reston's 50th anniversary as well as Robert E. Simon's 100th birthday. Simon is the founder of Reston. There will also be a showing of the Reston Story documentary as well as other activities. Click here for more information.

baronBaron Cameron Park Meeting

Monday, April 7  

7-9 p.m. 

Buzz Aldrin Elementary School,

11375 Center Harbor Road.


Reston Citizens Association is hosting a public  meeting to help craft a response to the Fairfax County Park Authority's draft plan for Baron Cameron Park that was presented on March 27. The goal of the meeting is to assess the plan and to submit consolidated suggestions to the county. Contact Terry Maynard at terrmayn@yahoo.com or click here for more information.  

membersmeetAnnual Members' Meeting
Tuesday, April 8
7-9 p.m.
Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive.

Learn about the state of Reston Association and what lies ahead for Reston, its members and various new initiatives. The association will also recognize residents for their service to the community. RSVP to annualmeeting@reston.org or 703-435-6530
filmEnvironmental Film: No Impact Man
Friday, April 11
7-9 p.m.
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.
Adults. Free ($5 suggested donation)
Reservations required by April 9. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.
Can you save the planet without driving your family crazy? This Sundance film follows Colin Beavan and his family during their year-long experiment to have sustainable zero impact on the environment. There will be a post film discussion. Brought to you by Sustainable Reston and Friends of Reston. Click here to watch the trailer.
naturepartyReston's Nature Party
Sunday, April 13
2 - 3 p.m.
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.
$6/child RA members, $8/child Non-members.
Ages 3-5 years (Children must be accompanied by an adult.)
Reservations required by April 10. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.
It's Reston's 50th birthday weekend. Learn how the nature center helps to make our community special. Go on a hike, and make a tree craft. Decorate a cupcake in honor of the day.
earthdayEarth Day
Tuesday, April 22
1-4 p.m.
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.
Ages 5 and up (Children must be accompanied by an adult.)
To sign up, contact Ha Brock at ha@reston.org or 703-435-7986.
Celebrate Earth Day by volunteering at the nature center. Plant a variety of native plants in the gardens including shrubs, ferns and wildflowers. Learn about the value of native plants and how you can use them around your own home.
realtorsRealtor Lunch & Learn
Tuesday, April 22 (RSVP by April 19)
Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive.
Reston Association and the non-profit Local Energy Alliance Program (LEAP) will hold a  lunch for local Realtors to hear about the Re-energize Reston Community Challenge and how energy efficiency improvements can increase the value of the local housing stock. Click here for information.
newraceRelay Triathlon Debuts in Reston
Sunday, June 22
Race begins at 7 a.m.
Various locations throughout Reston.
$55 per person; $105 per team.

Sign up now for the inaugural Reston Relay Triathlon. This relay-only triathlon offers an opportunity for families, friends and co-workers to participate in a triathlon as one team. Form a team of three and pick an event: 400-meter swim, 11.5-mile ride, 3.1-mile run. Click here for more information or to sign up.

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.

fundrun5K Fund Run & Walk

Saturday, April 12 (rain or shine)

Volunteer hours: 7:30-9:30 a.m.  

Walker Nature Center 11450 Glade Drive.

Volunteers must be at least 14 years old.


The Walker Nature Center needs volunteers to help with the 5K Fund Run & Walk. Fifteen race marshals will be positioned along the trails  Volunteers direct runners and walkers through the course, assist runners and offer encouragement.


There will be a mandatory volunteer orientation for race marshals on Friday, April 11 from 6- 7 p.m. at the nature center. To volunteer or for more information email habrock@reston.org. 

pbacPBAC Seeking Youthful Input
If you are a youth resident member of Reston Association (14 years or older) and would like to become more involved in issues of walkability and bicycle transportation in your community, consider attending a meeting of RA's Pedestrian & Bicycling Advisory Committee. The committee meets every second Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. at RA headquarters at 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive. Your joining this committee can contribute toward your volunteer service-hour requirements.
For more information or to apply to be a committee member, please click here.
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