RA News
Aug. 22, 2014
Reston Association's Weekly Newsletter





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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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ExpoVendors Can Register Now

Businesses that offer products and services to Reston residents can register now for space at the annual Home & Garden Expo to be held at Reston Association on Oct. 11.
silverlinebenesTransportation to Great Outdoors
Silver Line Gets People Closer to Nature

As reported in The Washington Post last week, the new Metro
Silver Line is providing ways for people to access natural areas that offer biking and hiking opportunities in and around Reston.

Bikes are permitted on trains during non-rush hours. The W&OD Trail is accessible from stops along the Metro line. The Wiehle-Reston East station is located near a hiking trail into Lake Fairfax Park.
Read more.
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. 25. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.
Parents, drop off your kids for a morning of outdoor fun. Kids will discover what mysteries the forest holds on a nature scavenger hunt. Use natural objects to make your own nature art masterpiece. Go on a bug safari and enjoy a mid-morning snack.
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.
chalkfestChalkFest at Town Center
Sept. 5, noon-11 p.m.
Sept. 6, 7 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Reston Town Center.


ChalkFest At Reston Town Center is presented by the Initiative for Public Art - Reston (IPAR) and Reston Town Center. All are invited to create chalk drawings on Market Street. The event is open to professional artists, amateurs, businesses, families and kids of all ages. There will be prizes for professional artists, amateurs, families and kids, in addition to the "Audience Choice Award." Click here for more information on sponsorships and contest rules.
yardsaleCommunity Yard Sale

Saturday, Sept. 6, (rain date Sept.7)

8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive.


Ninety-five families will be selling a variety of items so this event is a great opportunity to find things for a new home or a college dorm. Vendor space is sold out. In case of rain in the forecast, call 703-435-6577 the morning of the event for a recorded message. No calls for vendor space please.
pinkSupport the Pink Heals Tour
Saturday, Sept. 6
10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Town Square Park at Reston Town Center.

Local firefighters, police officers and sheriff deputies will join the national Guardians of the Ribbon, Pink Heals Tour to support women battling cancer.


Pink fire engines, fire trucks, ambulances, and police cruisers, along with local firefighters, sheriff deputies and police officers will don pink T-shirts to show solidarity during the event. Local residents who have been affected by cancer will have a chance to autograph or sign the pink vehicles. Click here for more information.
birdsFall for the Birds
Sunday, Sept. 7
2-3 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 Sept. 4. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.

September can be an exciting time to watch birds as many different types pass through on their journey south. Examine preserved specimens and learn to identify the different parts of a bird. Then borrow a pair of binoculars and hike through the woods in search of our avian friends.
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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 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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