RA News
July 18, 2014


Social Security Seminar

Neighborhood Watch

Remove Burning Bush

Kids' Triathlon



Get a home-energy checkup and be eligible to win a new heating and cooling system. Only one week left to enter the contest.

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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
metro logo 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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Deadline to File for Candidacy
Reston Association members interested in applying for the North Point District seat on the Board of Directors must submit a Statement of Candidacy by July 21 at 5 p.m. Click here for more information.

metroopenMetro's Silver Line
All You Need to Know to Get On Board
Phase I of the new Silver Line opens to the public on Saturday, July 26. The Wiehle-Reston East Station will be the only Silver Line Metro station with a parking facility. The station also will have bus service and Kiss & Ride sections on both the north and south sides of the Dulles Toll Road. Click the map above to learn more about the Reston station.

Please note that this Saturday, July 19, there will be an open house at the Wiehle-Reston East Station at 10 a.m. Information about the station will be distributed. Additionally, anyone wanting to ride their bicycle to the open house can meet other cyclists at Isaac Newton Square at 9:30 a.m. Biking enthusiasts will be given a tour of the Bike Room at the station.
poolPool, Tennis Passes Discounted
Non-resident and corporate pool and tennis passes are now being sold at a 50 percent discount by Reston Association. Click here for more information on the mid-season discounts or contact Member Services.
 Aquatics Updates on Facebook
Follow us on Facebook for updates and status reports for all RA pools, including Lake Newport, this summer. 
summerSongsSummer Songs Campfire
Friday, July 25
7-8:30 p.m.
WNC Campfire Ring, on Soapstone Drive between Glade Drive and Lawyers Road.
$6/person RA members, $8/person non-members.
All ages (Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.)
Reservations required by July 22. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.
Summer is a musical time of year. Insects and birds fill the air with the sounds of their activities. Listen for these sounds and discover who is making them through stories, songs and fun activities.
naturesymphonyNature's Symphony
Saturday, July 26
11 a.m.-noon.
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive
$7/child RA members, $9/child non-members.
Ages 3-5 years (Children must be accompanied by an adult.)
Reservations required by July 23. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.
Nature provides us with many sounds.  Play a game of Name-That-Sound. Go on a sound walk to listen for bees buzzing and calling birds while collecting some natural sound makers. Make a simple rainstick and join the nature center's forest symphony.
SSMaximize Your Social Security
Tuesday, July 29
7 p.m. Free.
Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive.

Learn strategies to maximize your Social Security income. Presented by Glen Weaver of the National Association of Independent Fee Appraisers. For adults ages 58 to 66. Register online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library.
watchNeighborhood Watch Meeting
Tuesday, July 29
6:30 p.m.
Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive.

Fairfax County Crime Prevention officers will hold an informational meeting for residents about starting or rejuvenating a Neighborhood Watch.

Please RSVP to the Reston Crime Prevention Office by July 28 with your community name and how many from the community will be attendnding. You can RSVP by email, katy.defoe@fairfaxcounty.gov or by phone, 703-478-0799.
RecAreaRecreation Area Meeting
Wednesday, July 30
6 p.m.
Pony Barn Pavilion.

Reston Association will be holding the first in a series of community meetings to discuss the history of the Pony Barn/Steeplechase Recreation Area and to introduce ideas for renovating and re-purposing the site, including the possibility of the Initiative for Public Art Reston's (IPAR) Memorial Garden of Reflection proposal. The area is located at the corner of Steeplechase Drive and Triplecrown Road.

At the meeting, there will be an opportunity for residents and members to ask questions and serve on a volunteer task force to work with RA staff and IPAR on developing ideas. Please RSVP to member_services@reston.org.
insectsInsects of the Night
Friday, Aug. 1
8:30-9:30 p.m.
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.
$5/person RA members, $7/person non-members.
All ages (Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.)
Reservations required by July 29. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.
Many insects are active at night so that it is harder for predators to find them. Discover our nocturnal insects by use of a light trap and white sheet setup. Learn how these insects are ecologically important, which can improve your backyard, and how you can attract them.
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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

bushGet Rid of the Burning Bush
Saturday, July 26
10 a.m.-noon

Corner of Deer Forest Road & Reston Parkway.

Join Habitat Heroes and remove invasive shrubs like burning bush and bush honeysuckle from the natural area. These shrubs are a threat to biodiversity and are linked to the decrease in song bird populations. The natural area surround the Deer Forest Tot Lot needs your help. Please park along Deer Forest Road. Look for the RA truck. Click here for more information.
kidstrivolsHelp Needed for Kids' Triathlon
Volunteers are still needed for the Aug. 3 Reston Kids' Triathlon. Click here for more information or to sign up to volunteer for the annual event.
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