RA News
July 4, 2014


Free Art Exhibit

Bike Room Open House

Party for Volunteers



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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 new Metrorail Silver line will provide transportation from Dulles International Airport to downtown Washington. The first phase of the Silver Line is expected to open on July 26, 2014.

Click here for more information.

50th Anniversary Events

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NOTICE: Reston Association offices, including the Nature House and Central Services Facility, will be closed today in observance of the holiday. Member Services will also be closed on Saturday, July 5.
ceoreportsRead RA's CEO Reports Online
Reston Association's chief executive officer produces monthly summaries of news about the organization and its various goals, accomplishments and efforts to serve its members. You can download the June edition of the CEO Report here. For past reports, dating back to 2008, click here. The website link is also provided on the left column of this newsletter, under "RA Quick Links."
landexchangeLand Exchange Deal Cleared

The Reston Association Board of Directors voted last week to allow RA staff to enter into an agreement with Lake Anne Development Partners to exchange undeveloped land as included in the redevelopment and development plans for Lake Anne.


As the plan moves through the RA development approval process, community members will have numerous opportunities to learn about the benefits associated with the Lake Anne project.

recAreaRec Area to be Repurposed

Controlled Bow Hunting Also Addressed 

The Reston Association Board of Directors voted to begin a community engagement process for renovating or repurposing the Pony Barn/Steeplechase Recreation Area. The vote came during last Thursday night's board meeting.


Last month the board directed staff to prepare a community outreach and input plan to evaluate alternative uses of the Pony Barn Picnic Area located at the corner of Steeplechase Drive and Triple Crown Road, which would include but not be limited to the possibility of a memorial garden of reflection. Click here to read more.


Other Board News:

The board voted  to approve the deer-hunting request by owners of 11624, 11626 and 11628 Sourwood Lane, subject to the execution of an agreement as approved by the association's legal counsel to grant permission to bow hunt through the 2016-2017 urban archery season. Click here to read more.  

artexhibitArt Exhibit at Reston Corner
Now through July 31
8:30-4 p.m.
Reston Corner, 12001 and 12005 Sunrise Valley Drive.

The League of Reston Artists (LRA) is showcasing the story-telling paintings of Bob Kaminski, titled "Art and Spirit," at Reston Corner One and the five-part photographs of Don Douglas, titled "Quintych Redux," at Reston Corner Two. The exhibits are free.
ButterflyButterfly Class and Count
Butterfly Class
Thursday, July 10: 7-8:30 p.m.
$5/person or free for count participants
Butterfly Count
Saturday, July 12: 9:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
Class and count will meet at the Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.
Adults  (Participants between 12 and 16 may participate with an adult.)
Learn the basic identification and life cycles of our local butterflies at the Butterfly Class. Then, join staff and volunteers for the annual Butterfly Count through Reston's natural areas. Meet fellow butterfly lovers, learn tips on identification and have fun while helping to collect important information on our fluttering friends. Reservations required by July 7. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.
PlayDaysPlay Days Tennis Event
Saturday, July 12
3-5 p.m.
North Shore Tennis Courts, 11515 North Shore Drive.

Play Days are a way for kids to play tennis in a non-elimination, fun and competitive environment. Players are grouped by age and ability, with the emphasis placed on participation and sportsmanship.

Register now or contact Mary Conaway at mary@reston.org for more information.
heartRaise a Racket for HEART
Saturday, July 12
All day.
Lake Newport Tennis Courts.

A mixed doubles, one-day round robin tournament will be held to benefit the Reston Association scholarship fund Have Everyone Access Reston Tennis (HEART). Divisions include 3.0, 3.5, 4.0 and above. The entry fee is $30 per person. Register online at www.reston.org. For more information, email Mary Conaway at mary@reston.org.
EasternTrip to Eastern Market
Saturday, July 12
8 a.m.-2 p.m.

Bus pick-up times & locations:
8 a.m. - Ledo Pizza at Hunters Woods Shopping Center.
8:15 a.m. - Thoreau Place, 1951 Sagewood Lane.
8:30 a.m. - Lake Anne Fellowship House, 11450 North Shore Drive.

$25/RA members; $30/non-members.


Join Reston Association for a shopping experience at the Eastern Market, Washington, D.C.'s oldest continually operated fresh food public market located in the heart of the historic Capitol Hill neighborhood. 

Click here to download the registration form. Contact Ashleigh@reston.org or call 703-435-6577 for more information.

hopHopping Grasshoppers
Tuesday, July 15
10-11 a.m.
Hunters Woods Pavilion, 2501 Reston Parkway. Park at Hunters Woods Pool.
$7/child RA Members, $9/child non-members.
Ages 18-35 months (Children must be accompanied by an adult.)
Reservations required by July 9. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.
Grasshoppers, katydids and crickets can hop really far. Find out how far you can hop, if you like to eat what grasshoppers eat, and how these insects hide from predators. Enjoy a green treat and make a camouflage grasshopper craft to take home.
dragonDragonfly Class and Count
Dragonfly Class
Thursday, July 17
7-8:30 p.m.
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive
$5/person (Free for count participants)
Reservations required by July 14. E-mail naturecenter@reston.org or call (703) 476-9689.
Dragonfly Count
Sunday, July 20
10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Meet at Bright Pond Lane. Park at the end of the cul-de-sac.
Reservations required by July 17. E-mail naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.
dragonfly Learn about the fast, colorful and fascinating lives of Reston's "flying dragons." In the class, guest naturalist Kevin Munroe of the Fairfax County Park Authority will focus on basic identification, natural history and conservation of our local dragonflies. Then join the annual Dragonfly Count through Reston's natural areas. Meet local dragonfly experts, learn tips on identification and have fun while helping to obtain important information on our fast-flying friends.
bikeroomBike Room and Metro Open House
Saturday, July 19
9:30 a.m.
Meet at Isaac Newton Square before proceeding to the new Bike Room at Wiehle-Reston East Metro Station.

A marching band from South Lakes High School will lead bicyclists to the grand opening, which will begin at 10 a.m. There will be information tables at the site. Email pbac@reston.org for more information.

The bike event is being held in conjunction with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house at the new Metro station on Wiehle Avenue. You can learn about various transportation options, including Fairfax Connector's Silver Line bus service.

Click here to download a map of the Reston station.
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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 donates 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

poolpartySave the Date
Volunteer party is Aug. 1. RSVP by July 28.

Come spend an evening with your fellow volunteers and let RA staff serve you. Enjoy food, music, door prizes and giveaways at Lake Newport Pool. Bring your family and enjoy a relaxing evening.

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