RA News
Aug. 15, 2014


Jazz & Blues Festival
Remove Honeysuckle


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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 new Silver Line will provide transportation from Dulles International Airport to downtown Washington. The first phase of the Silver Line opened on July 26, 2014. Click here for more information on the Silver Line and the Wiehle-Reston East station.

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POOL NOTICE. The following Reston Association pools will close for the summer after this Sunday: Autumnwood, Golf Course Island, Hunters Woods, Newbridge, Shadowood, Tall Oaks and Uplands. RA's other pools will remain open for the remainder of the season.

prCall for Committee Candidates
Reston Association is seeking members who are interested in serving on the newly formed Parks & Recreation Advisory Committee. The committee will, among other things, advise the Board of Directors on the management and development of RA facilities and amenities. Contact Sabrina Tadele for more information.

The Environmental Advisory Committee is also seeking new members. The EAC works with the RA board and staff to develop and evaluate management strategies for the protection, enhancement and use of environmental resources. For more information, please contact EAC chair Sue Beffel at subeffel@aol.com.

In other committee news, RA has merged the former communications and neighborhood committees into one group called the Community Engagement Advisory Committee. This new panel will advise the board on ways to foster neighborhood and community involvement in Reston.
chiefSilver Line Chief Hired
The construction expert who helped build the Los Angeles subway system was selected to oversee Phase 2 of the Silver Line Metrorail project. The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority named Charles Stark to the position last week.

Phase 2 of the project will extend the rail system from Reston to Dulles Airport and into Loudoun County. It is expected to open in 2018. Read more in The Washington Post.
PonyBarnPony Barn Meeting
Monday, Aug. 18
6:30 p.m.
Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive.

The Pony Barn Recreation Area Working Group will hold its first meeting to kick off a community engagement process for exploring options for the future of the Pony Barn Recreation Area. More information, including the meeting agenda, will be posted here as it becomes available.

kidsoutdoorsKids Outdoors
Wednesday, Aug. 27
9 a.m.-noon
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.
$15/child RA members, $20/child non-members
Ages 7-10 years
Reservations required by Aug. 22. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.
Parents, drop off your kids for a wild safari at the nature center. Discover which creatures live under logs in the forest and play a game of camouflage critters. Search for tadpoles, minnows and insects in a cool stream. Finish with a campfire and a traditional campfire treat.
farewellFarewell to Summer Campfire
Friday, Aug. 29
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 Aug. 26. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.
As summer comes to an end, many of our animals and plants are ready to undergo changes. From trees losing leaves to birds flying south, we will celebrate the end of summer through songs, stories, games, and, most importantly, a yummy snack.
jazzJazz & Blues Festival
Saturday, Aug. 30
2-8 p.m.
Lake Anne Plaza, 2609 Washington Plaza.

The 8th Annual Lake Anne Jazz & Blues Festival will showcase a variety of regional and national musicians, including the Adrian Duke Project. The event is free.
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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.

Click here to see our fall Volunteer Programs flier.  

bushBeat the Bush Honeysuckle
Saturday, Sept. 27
10 a.m.-noon
10805 Oldfield Drive.

Reston Association needs volunteers to remove bush honeysuckle and garlic mustard surrounding the Oldfield tot lot. Meet at the Oldfield tot lot, and park along Oldfield Drive. The entrance steps are located between 10803 and 10807 Oldfield Drive.

If you would like to join this dedicated group, please contact Ha Brock, RA volunteer & community outreach coordinator, via e-mail habrock@reston.org  or 703-435-6798.
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