RA News
Oct. 17, 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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publichearingPublic Hearing Scheduled
Reston Association will host a public hearing on two topics later this month. Residents are invited to comment on the following:
  • A draft referendum question to be mailed to those RA members who are required to use the Reston Lake Anne Air-Conditioning System and are authorized to vote on the subject of removing from the Reston Deed, Section VI.3(d)(15)on Air-Conditioning Units which prohibits the use of individual air-cooling systems.
  • Proposed 2015 budget updates and 2015 Reston Association Assessment amount.

Click here to download the Oct. 23 public hearing notice. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. 

koreaKorean Delegation Visits Reston

Reston Association hosted visitors from Gyeongnam Province, South Korea this week. The delegation was touring Reston, learning about its history and initiatives for the future. Pictured to the far right are RA's Cate Fulkerson, CEO, and Larry Butler, Senior Director of Parks, Recreation and Community Resources. Click here to see more photos on our Facebook page.
birdReston Picks Pileated Woodpecker
Friends of Reston announced last week that the Pileated Woodpecker has been voted the official bird of Reston. In an election conducted online and by paper ballot, 2,748 total votes were counted and verified. The Pileated Woodpecker received 632 votes (23%). In second place was the Eastern Bluebird with 597 votes (22%).  Read more.
artfilmIPAR, RCC to Present Movie
Tuesday, Oct. 21
7:30 p.m.
CenterStage, Reston Community Center Hunters Woods, 2310 Colts Neck Road.

The Initiative for Public Art - Reston, in collaboration with Reston Community Center, will show an environmental film about Japanese artist, Susumu Shingu. Film Director Thomas Riedelsheimer accompanies the 75-year-old sculptor on his quest to create an awareness of our planet. Click here for more information on this and other movies being shown at RCC.
filmFilm Festival Next Week
Oct. 22-26
Various times.
Bow Tie Cinemas, Reston Town Center.

The 4th Annual Washington West Film Festival is one of the fastest-emerging film festivals in the country. Its screenings take place in metropolitan Washington, D.C.

WWest is unique in that it is the only film festival that gives 100 percent of its regular screening box office net proceeds to a selected charity each year. Its goal is to become known in the D.C. region as a world class film hub, helping draw great film premieres, provide programs to develop artists and technicians in the film industry, and use storytelling as a powerful engine for change and charity. For more information on volunteer opportunities and for tickets visit: washingtonwestfilmfestival.com.
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.
bikeMaster Bicycle Plan Meeting
Tuesday, Oct. 28
4 p.m.
Fairfax County Government Center,
12000 Government Center Pkwy, Fairfax.

Reston Association's Pedestrian & Bicycling Advisory Committee encourages all Reston residents who support bicycling to attend the next meeting of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors in support of the adoption of the Countywide Master Bicycle Plan. For more information, please email pbac@reston.org.
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.
puppetPuppet Show: Earl's Lunch
Monday, Nov. 3
10-10:45 a.m. or 11:15 a.m.-Noon
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.
$7/child RA members, $9/child Non-members
Ages 3 to 7 (Children must be accompanied by an adult.)
Reservations required by Oct. 30. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.
Munch on a morning snack while you enjoy a creative puppet show about what the animals at the nature center like to eat. Afterwards, create an animal puppet of your own to take home.
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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 the PBAC
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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