RA News
Sept. 5, 2014
Reston Association's Weekly Newsletter





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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 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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brightNotice: Bright Pond Dredging
As part of routine maintenance, the dredging of Bright Pond will begin next week. Equipment will arrive at the site today, and certain points along the nearby pathway with be cordoned off. The project will take several weeks to complete. Contact paul@reston.org for more information.
poolsTwo Pools Remain Open
Reston Association's pool season is coming to a close, but two heated pools will remain open through Sept. 28. North Shore and Ridge Heights pools will operate on the following schedule:
  • Weekdays: 3-7 p.m.
  • Weekends: 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
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. Vendor space is sold out. In case of rain in the forecast, call 703-435-6577 the morning of the event for a recorded advisory. No calls for vendor space please.
deerDeer Me!
Monday, Sept. 8 or Tuesday, Sept. 9
10-11 a.m.
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.
$7/child RA members, $9/child non-members
Ages 18-35 months (Children must be accompanied by an adult.)
Reservations required by Sept. 5. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.
Fall is a great time of year to see deer. Read a story about deer, make an antler craft and go in search of deer. Find out what they like to eat and why their antlers are so important.
parkParking Issues and Concerns
Tuesday, Sept. 9
6:30-8 p.m.
Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive.

Is adequate parking and accompanying issues of concern to your clusters and neighborhood? Join us for an informative workshop covering a variety of parking concerns and how to deal with them.
Please RSVP to Vern James at vern@reston.org.
compostBackyard Composting
Thursday, Sept. 11
7-8 p.m.
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.
$5/person RA members, $7/person non-members.
Reservations required by Sept. 8. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.
Dealing with all of the fallen leaves in the yard can be tough. Learn how to recycle them the natural way. Plants will thrive in the rich organic soil that your composting efforts provide. Also learn how kitchen waste and other yard debris can be composted right in your own backyard. Co-sponsored by Sustainable Reston.
specialSpecial Study Community Meeting
Saturday, Sept. 13
8:30-11:30 a.m.
Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive.

There will be a community meeting about Phase II of the Reston Master Plan Special Study, focusing on Comprehensive Plan guidance for Reston's residential neighborhoods, convenience centers and commercial area north of Baron Cameron. Click here for more information.
tennisTennis Tourney to Raise Funds
Sept. 20-21
Matches are at various times.
Lake Newport tennis courts.

Money raised from the Rally for a Cause tennis tournament will go to Cornerstones and the USTA Foundation. There will be men's and women's singles and doubles matches. There is a $30 donation for each player. Registration is now open. Click here for more information.
multiReston Multicultural Festival
Saturday, Sept. 27
11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Lake Anne Village Center,
1609 Washington Plaza.

The Reston Multicultural Festival is a celebration of the diversity and community spirit that is found in Reston. This annual event brings together the people of Reston to celebrate our rich medley of cultures. There will be music, entertainment, dress, food and cultural treasures from all over the world. Please visit www.restoncommunitycenter.com or call 703-476-4500 for more information.
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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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