RA News
May 2, 2014


RA pools scheduled to open in May. Get your season passes online.

Covenants Committee

Annual Art Festival

MWAA: Metro Complete

Film: Trash Dance

Bike to Work 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
magazineLatest Edition of Magazine

The summer edition of Reston magazine is now available online. Click the image to view the digital issue. The printed version of the magazine was mailed to Reston homes last week.
 stafferRA Staffer Wins County Award

Reston Association's Special Events Coordinator, Ashleigh Soloff, was recognized by Volunteer Fairfax for her dedication and service to the Fairfax County community. Soloff was chosen by a panel of judges as the awardee in the Benchmark 1,000 category, signifying over 1,000 volunteer hours to the community in 2013.


Soloff and other awardees were recognized at the Fairfax County Volunteer Service Awards Ceremony on Friday, April 25. She was nominated for her work with the Fairfax County Police Department Auxiliary Police Program. She was also awarded Auxiliary Officer of the Year for Patrol by the Fairfax County Police Department. Click here to read more. 

 SummerTennisSummer Tennis Programs
tennis ball Looking to improve your tennis game? Check out Reston Association's newly listed summer tennis programs. Register at Shop RA.
garlicGarlic Mustard Challenge
Saturday, May 3 marks the culmination of Reston's second annual Garlic Mustard Challenge. Bring your bags of garlic mustard to the Walker Nature Center during the Spring Festival by 4:30 to be weighed. Click here for more information about the challenge
MWAAMWAA: Silver Line is Complete
The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority issued a press release last week about the status of the Metrorail Silver Line. In the release, the MWAA classified Phase 1 of the Silver Line to Reston as "complete." Read more.

CALENDAR: Events, Programs, Community Activities
swimlessonSwim Lesson Information
Testing Day
Saturday, May 3
10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Ridge Heights Pool, 11400 Ridge Heights Road.
Free. No registration required.
If you need assistance determining what group swim lesson level to take, please join us for a fun evaluation of skills. Wait-time is typically less than 15 minutes and participants will be seen in the order they arrive.

Monday, May 5 for RA members.
Wednesday, May 7 for non-members.
Opens at 8:30 a.m.
Online at www.reston.org or in-person at our Member Services Department, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive.
FilmFilm Screening: Trash Dance
Tuesday, May 6
7:30 p.m.
CenterStage, Reston Community Center Hunters Woods, 2310 Colts Neck Road.

A choreographer finds beauty and grace in garbage trucks, and rallies reluctant Austin sanitation workers to perform a most unlikely and stunning spectacle. On an abandoned airport runway, two dozen sanitation workers-and their trucks-inspire an audience of thousands. Followed by Q&A with choreographer Allison Orr.
energyHome Energy Workshop
Wednesday, May 7
Registration 6:30 p.m. Session starts at 7 p.m.
Reston Association Conference Center.

Hear about the Re-Energize Reston Community Challenge. You will learn how to save energy and money, and why the effort helps the Reston community. LEAP staff will share issues and solutions that have been  found on the first 100 Home Energy Check-Ups in Reston.


Refreshments will be served and you will have the option to win energy efficiency items. Please RSVP to vern@reston.org.  

meetsHunters Woods Meetings
Wednesday, May 7
6:30 p.m. at Hunters Woods Community Center.
Saturday, May 10
2 p.m. at Christ the Servant Lutheran Church.

Hear what the community has been doing to address safety concerns at Hunters Woods Shopping Center. The meetings are sponsored by Cornerstones, Reston Association, Reston Community Center and Fairfax County.
solarsystemTour the Solar System
Friday, May 9
7-8 p.m.
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.
$5/child RA members, $7/child non-members.
Ages 5-12 (Children must be accompanied by an adult.)
Reservations required by May 6. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.
Explore the planets of our solar system through interactive activities. Discover how long the days are on Mercury, which planet is actually rotating on its side and how long it would take to cook a pizza on Venus.
wetlandsWonderful Wetlands
Tuesday, May 13
10-11 a.m.
Sunrise Valley Wetlands, 12700 Sunrise Valley Drive. Park on the left (west) side of the office building.
$7/child RA members, $9/child non-members.
Ages 18-35 months (Children must be accompanied by an adult.)
Reservations required by May 7. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.
Enjoy a stroll through Sunrise Valley Wetlands to look for the wildlife that live there. See dragonflies, turtles, ducks and geese up close. Make a turtle craft to take home.
pitstopBike to Work ... Reston Pit Stop
Friday, May 16
6:30-9 a.m.
Wiehle-Reston East Metrorail Station Plaza.

Comstock Partners and Reston Association invite you to join more than 400 local commuters for a celebration of bicycling as a clean, fun, and healthy way to get to work. Register and meet at the new Metro station to receive a free T-shirt, refreshments, and be entered into a raffle for a free bicycle. This is a new location above Fairfax County's first secure bike parking facility, just blocks from the W&OD Trail. Be sure to register online at http://www.biketoworkmetrodc.org.

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.

covenantsJoin the Covenants Committee

Reston Association is seeking two volunteers to serve on the Covenants Committee. One member is needed to fill the Lake Anne/Tall Oaks District seat and the other member is needed to fill the South Lakes District.


The Covenants Committee is responsible for administering the Use and Maintenance Covenants set forth in the Reston Deed of Dedication. Click here for more information. 


If you are interested in applying to be a member of the Covenants Committee, please forward a resume and brief statement of interest by May 9, via email to sfaubert@reston.org; or mail to Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston VA 20191 ATTN: Sabrina Tadele.

FineArtsFine Arts Festival
Join us at the Greater Reston Arts Center's Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival on Saturday, May 17 and Sunday, May 18 at Reston Town Center.

This art event takes place over an entire weekend serves the Washington Metropolitan community by showcasing local and national artists. The festival attracts art enthusiasts of all ages and provides a quality first-hand experience with art, artist and art education programs.

There are many areas where you can volunteer. Our web-based form allows you to learn about activity options, sign up with family or friends and choose your own shift(s).

  • Saturday, May 17: 9 a.m.- noon; noon-3 p.m.; 3-6 p.m. and 6-8 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 18: 10 a.m.-noon; noon-3 pm. and 3-6 p.m.
Click here to register to volunteer.
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