RA News
Dec. 12, 2014
Reston Association's Weekly Newsletter





Visit the Reston Association website for information on property ownership, governance, parks and recreation, and other subjects. The site includes "Shop RA," which allows you to purchase various products and services offered by RA.

RA Publications
Keep up on Reston Association news and initiatives by reading our various publications. Get event and program schedules, and read useful and interesting features about our community.

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.

About RA NEWS  
Features information about association and other non-profit community events and programs. The free newsletter is sent to subscribers on Fridays. 

Do you have a question
specifically about something you have read in RA News?
For general questions about Reston Association, please contact the Member Services team or call 703-435-6530.

restonTodayReston Today: December Edition

Watch this month's Reston Today video to learn about the upcoming Board of Directors' election as well as other news and events. Click here to download the video.
giftGive the Gift of Reston
Stop by Reston Association's Member Services department (12001 Sunrise Valley Drive) to purchase RA sweatshirts, coffee mugs, travel mugs, polos, tote bags and pool towels. Some items are still available with the 50th anniversary logo. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
holidayHoliday Parade Video on Vimeo
Video of the entire 2014 Reston Holiday Parade is now online and will also broadcast every Saturday and Sunday through December at 12 p.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. on Channel 28 (Comcast Reston) and Channel 1981 (Verizon FIOS). Click here to watch the video on Vimeo.
rstaRSTA Winter Swim Program
Register now for the Reston Swim Team Association (RSTA) winter swim program, which begins Jan. 11. Hours are Sundays, 9-10 a.m. at the Reston Community Center pool. For ages 6 and older. Click here for more information.
ethicsEthics Committee Workshop
Tuesday, Dec. 16
6 p.m.
Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive.

The Reston Association Board of Directors will hold a work session to discuss establishing an Ethics Committee. The meeting is open to the public and will be broadcast on YouTube.
mittenThe Mitten

Wednesday, Dec. 17

10-11 a.m. or 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.

$7/child RA members, $9/child non-members.

Ages 3-5 (Children must be accompanied by an adult.)

Reservations required by Dec. 12. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.


Where do animals stay on a cold and snowy day? Snuggle in for story time and listen to Jan Brett's classic book. Make a mitten craft. Weather permitting, bundle up and take a walk to search for animal homes.
tourTour de Lights
Saturday, Dec. 20 (Rain date: Dec. 21)
4:30-6 p.m.
Starting Point: Lake Anne Plaza parking lot.
All ages welcome. Free.

Join Reston Association's Pedestrian and Bicycle Committee for a bike tour around Reston to see the holiday lights. Must have experience and ability to keep up with a group averaging 10 mph over a one-hour ride. Route includes North Reston paths and secondary roads. Riders are required to have front light and red, rear bike light. Click here for more information. 

birdcountWinter Bird Count

Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015

7 a.m.-noon

Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.

Free. Adults.

Sign up by Jan. 2, 2015. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.


Join us for a half-day annual bird count throughout Reston's natural areas. Meet local bird experts, learn tips on identification and have fun while helping obtain important information about our feathered friends. Volunteers are invited to enjoy a free lunch, tally results and swap stories at Nature House following the count from noon to 12:30 p.m.

volunteer logo new
Follow us on Facebook.

 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

electionCall for Committee Candidates
Reston Association is seeking members who are interested in serving on the recently formed Parks & Recreation Advisory Committee. The committee will, among other things, advise the Board of Directors on the management and development of RA facilities and amenities. Contact Sabrina Tadele for more information.
The Covenants Committee is also seeking a member to serve as the Hunters Woods-Dogwood District Representative for a term of three years. The Covenants Committee is responsible for administering the Use and Maintenance Covenants set forth in the Reston Deed of Dedication. For more information, please contact Sabrina Tadele.

12001 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA., 20191-3404 | 703-435-6530