RA News
Oct. 10, 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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restodayWatch Reston Today
This month's Reston Today video includes a segment about the upcoming 5th Annual Latino Festival and street soccer tournament. Click the image above to watch the video.
mapReferendum Clusters Mapped

Click here to see a map of the clusters that will be involved in the January 2015 referendum on the air conditioning covenant.
expoHome & Garden Expo
Saturday, Oct. 11
10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive.

Join us for the 2014 Reston Home & Garden Expo to learn about products and services available to Reston homeowners. The event is free for residents.

Click here to see what exhibitors will be in attendance. For more information please email
REACTREACT Annual Meeting
Thursday, Oct. 16
7:30 p.m.
Nature House, 11450 Glade Drive.
Speakers Tom Carter and Ed Fendley will discuss sustainable communities and how the green actions promoted by Reston Environmental Action (REACT) projects fit within these strategies. Carter and Fendley have expertise in policy, regulation and legislation involving climate change, clean energy, and smart growth.
cancerLight the Night Walk
Friday, Oct. 17
5 p.m.
Meet at Reston Town Center Pavilion.

Help raise funds for leukemia and lymphoma. Children's games, food from local restaurants, live music and entertainment until the 2-mile fundraising walk begins. Register at 703-960-1100 or www.lightthenight.org/nca.
beesSo You Want to Keep Honeybees?
Saturday, Oct. 25
1-4 p.m.
Reston Association Conference Center,
12001 Sunrise Valley Drive.
$5/person RA members, $7/person non-members.
Reservations required by Oct. 20. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.
Certified Master Beekeepers will present an overview covering the basics of beekeeping. Learn about honeybees, the equipment and time involved with keeping them as well as local rules and regulations.
healthyHealthy Community Workshop

Wednesday, Oct. 29  

6-8 p.m. Free. 

Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive.


This engaging and educational workshop will be led by public health and planning consultant Mark Fenton. He will discuss opportunities and detail the attributes of walkable, bicycle-friendly settings. The goal is to transform Reston into an even more healthy community where walking, biking, public transportation and social interactivity are cornerstones of our daily lives. Click here to download more information or RSVP to Member_Services@reston.org.
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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.  

hallowvolsHelp Needed for Halloween Event
Halloween House & Trick-or-Treat Trail
Oct. 24 and 25.
Volunteer hours: 4:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.
Note: There will be a mandatory volunteer orientation at the Nature Center on Tuesday, Oct. 14, 6-7 p.m.

Click here for more information about volunteering for the event. For more information or to volunteer, contact Ha Brock, Volunteer and Community Outreach Coordinator via email habrock@reston.org.
walkEnjoy walking? Join Committee
Reston Association is seeking members passionate about walkability in Reston to serve on the Pedestrian & Bicycling Advisory Committee. The committee, among other things, advises the Board of Directors on the sound development, management and safe use Reston's pedestrian and bicycle systems. Contact Sabrina Tadele for more information.
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