RA News
Sept. 12, 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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rtSeptember Video on YouTube
This month's Reston Today video features segments on the study of the potential re-purposing of the Pony Barn Pavilion property and information about the CenterStage theater, as well as other topics of local interest.
triOver 400 Compete in Triathlon
Results from last Sunday's Reston Triathlon can be found on the Amazing Race Timing website. More than 400 people participated in the annual race. Photos of the event are posted on the Reston Association Facebook page: Album 1; Album 2; Album 3; Album 4.
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.
peace"Peacemakers" Film at WNC
Sunday, Sept. 21
5:30 p.m.
Walker Nature Center 11450 Glade Drive.

As part of the United Nations International Day of Peace, PeaceCast2014 will be hosting a free screening of Peacemakers: Jeremy Gilley in Conversation with Prem Rawat, the 66-minute version with new material. The event is free.
foodHome Food Preservation
Tuesday, Sept. 23
5-7 p.m.
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive
$5/person RA members, $7/person non-members.
Adults. Reservations required by Sept. 20. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.
This introductory class will cover food preservation methods including canning, fermentation, drying/dehydration and freezing. Learn the science behind food preservation including proper safety precautions, and watch a "dry" demo of the procedure for filling jars with food to be canned. Guest presenter: Katie Strong of the Virginia Cooperative Extension. Co-sponsored by Reston Community Center.
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.
plightPlight of the American Chestnut
Saturday, Sept. 27
11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive
Free. Adults. Reservations required by Sept. 24. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.
Once mighty giants of eastern forests, American Chestnuts stood up to 100 feet tall and were a vital part of the forest ecosystem. However, by 1950 nearly four billion of these trees were killed by a fungal pathogen. Join Kathy Marmet of The American Chestnut Foundation as she recounts this dramatic story and the 30-year effort to restore the species. There will also be a short hike to visit a surviving American Chestnut.  Co-sponsored by the Reston Historic Trust.
walkWalk to End Alzheimer's
Sunday, Sept. 28
Registration at 2 p.m. Walk at 3:30 p.m.
Reston Town Center, 11900 Market St.

The 1-2 mile fundraising walk is a family, stroller and pet-friendly community event. For more information and to register, please click here. Registration is free. Donations are tax deductible.
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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.  

fallCleanupVolunteer for Fall Cleanup
Saturday, Oct. 18 
10 a.m.-noon 


Potential sites located near the Hunters Woods Village Center, Southgate Community Center, Cedar Ridge Apartments and in the woods near Great Owl Circle.

All ages are welcome.


Tons of trash end up in the Potomac River and the Chesapeake Bay every year from our watersheds. Litter is harmful and an eyesore in our neighborhoods and open spaces. Let's do our part to clean it up. Click here for more information on how to volunteer. 

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