RA News
Oct. 24, 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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Click on the image above to read this month's Reston Association CEO Report. Topics include a wrap-up of the Reston Home & Garden Expo, plus items about RA operations, volunteers and other recent association initiatives.
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.
libraryLibrary Discussion Group
Friday, Oct. 31
2-4 p.m.
Reston Regional Library,
11925 Bowman Towne Drive.

The "Great Decisions" series continues with a roundtable discussion on China's foreign policy. For more information, call the library at 703-689-2700.
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.
skatSkate for Character Counts!
Wednesday, Nov. 5 and Thursday, Nov. 6
11 a.m.-10 p.m.
Reston Town Center Ice Skating Pavilion.

A fundraiser for Character Counts! Reston Coalition will be held during open skating hours. Character Counts! is a national, nonprofit, nonpartisan initiative designed to help youngsters and adults develop and practice the basics of good character. The non-profit group will receive 50% of ice skating admission fees.

The Reston Coalition assists by providing leadership, coordination, and resources to promote character development throughout the community. Coalition members include Reston Association, Reston Community Center, Cornerstones, Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce, Reston Citizens Association, YMCA of Reston, and the office of Fairfax County Hunter Mill District Supervisor, Cathy Hudgins.

The RTC rink is scheduled to open for the season on Saturday, Nov. 1. Click here for more information on the fundraiser and the rink hours and fees for the 2014-2015 season.
leafLeaf Magic
Monday, Nov. 10 or Tuesday, Nov. 11
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 Nov. 6. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.
The woods look very different in the fall. Discover which trees have lost their leaves and which are still holding onto them. Search for fall colors and make a craft from fallen leaves. Listen to the crunch of leaves under your feet as you walk along the trails.
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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.  

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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