RA News
June 26, 2015
Reston Association's Weekly Newsletter




Reston Station
The Silver Line provides rail 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.


On the Rise
New projects and construction continue around Reston. Keep up with all the latest news by visiting the Development & Future of Reston section of RA's website.


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Reston Association's family-friendly pool party for its volunteers will include food, music and door prizes. Click here to sign up or email Ha Brock for more information about this event.
Athletes from Brazil gather at RTC yesterday.

police2015 World Games Begin
Reston Welcomes Police & Fire Athletes

Reston Association will be lending a hand at the 2015 World Police & Fire Games that will be held throughout Fairfax County from June 26 to July 5. The competition among rescue workers from around the world begins this evening with opening ceremonies at RFK Stadium in Washington before the focus of the games returns to Reston and Fairfax County for the next two weeks.


Competition Schedule

RA's Aquatics staffers will assist in the open-water swim and triathlon events. Reston's Lake Audubon will be the competition site for swimmers on June 28 and July 3. Central Service Facility crews from RA will remove brush along association pathways for the half marathon on July 5.


Lake Audubon pool will be closed June 28 and July 3 in support of the events. 


RA members are encouraged to support this community-wide event that honors public safety officials from around the world. Up-to-date information specific to Reston, such as road closures and other breaking news, will be made available on RA's Facebook and Twitter pages.


Reston Town Center will serve as the site of the Athletes Village. The location will be used for registration, games information, competitions and nightly entertainment. Activities will take place in the pavilion, northeast lot and Presidents Park. Click here
for a schedule of events, concerts and other activities.

ceoJuneRead the June CEO Report
The June CEO Report includes updates on the recent storm cleanup as well as information about the Pony Barn Recreation Area project, the renovation of Friendship Garden and summaries on how Reston Association is getting involved in the community. Click here to read about these and other topics.
tennisTennis Courts Being Resurfaced
Lake Newport's tennis courts are closed through late July in order to be resurfaced. Lessons and team matches will be moved to alternative locations yet to be determined. RA's tennis staff will contact players who were scheduled to play at Lake Newport with more information as it becomes available.
tshirtsReston Shirts, Gear On Sale

If you didn't get your Reston gear at the Taste of Reston last weekend, stop by Member Services and peruse all the new merchandise. Polos ($16) and T-shirts ($11) are available at Reston Association headquarters, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive. Mugs and tote bags are also available. Contact Member Services for more information.
brunoBruno's Barnyard Bash
Tuesday, June 30 (rain date July 2nd)
10 a.m.-Noon
North Hills Pavilion, 1325 North Village Road.
Ages: 2-5 years.
$8 per child, $4 per adult/RA members.
$12 per child, $6 per adult/ non-members.

Bring the kids to enjoy crafts, a petting zoo, games, delicious food and plenty of photo opportunities. Lunch will be provided. Registration is required. Must cancel 72 hours in advance to receive a refund. Contact Events@reston.org or call 703-435-6571 for more information.
boxturtlesBox Turtles
Monday, July 6 or Tuesday, July 7
10-11 a.m.
Hunters Woods Pavilion, 2501 Reston Parkway, park at Hunters Woods Pool.
$7/child RA members, $9/child non-members.
Ages 18-35 months (Children must be accompanied by an adult.)
Reservations required by July 1. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.
Meet the nature center's box turtle up close. Learn why they are called "box" turtles, what they eat and where they live. Make a turtle craft to take home. Enjoy a snack while reading Box Turtle at Long Pond by William T. George.
butterflyButterfly Class and Count
Butterfly Class
Thursday, July 9: 7-8:30 p.m.
$5/person or free for count participants
Butterfly Count
Saturday, July 11: 9:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
Class and count will meet at the Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.
Learn the basic identification and life cycles of our local butterflies at the Butterfly Class. Then, join staff and volunteers for the annual Butterfly Count through Reston's natural areas. Meet fellow butterfly lovers, learn tips on identification and have fun while helping to collect important information on our fluttering friends.

Reservations required by July 6. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.
firefliesFireflies in July
Friday, July 10
7:30-9 p.m.
Brown's Chapel, 1575 Brown's Chapel Road.
$7/person RA members, $9/person non-members.
All ages (Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.)
Reservations required by July 7. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.
Fireflies, or lightning bugs, are insects that produce their own light. Discover what makes them glow and why they want to be seen in the darkness. Find out what they eat, how they grow and where they live. Take a short hike in search of flashing fireflies and make a glowing craft.
yardsaleYard Sale Registration Open
Saturday, Sept 12 (rain date Sept 13)
8:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive.

Registration is now open to vendors for Reston Association's next community yard sale. Sign up now to reserve a booth or stop by on the day of the sale to browse for great bargains. Booth space equals two parking spaces. Vendors must pre-register with payment to secure space. Contact Ashleigh@reston.org or call 703-435-6577 for more information.

Click here for vendor registration form.
PeterpanSign Up for Trip to See Peter Pan

Friday, Aug. 14

6:30-10:30 p.m.

Ages: 5 years and older.


Register now for a chartered-bus trip to experience Peter Pan like you never have before at the Threesixty Theatre in Tysons Corner. Fly to Neverland in a whole new way with a spectacular innovative live stage production that combines intimate theater-in-the-round, overhead surround CGI projection, actors in dazzling flying sequences forty feet in the air, and whimsical puppets that bring J.M. Barrie's classic tale to fantastical life.


Registration is required. Click here to download form. All sales are final. 


Contact Ashleigh@reston.org or 703-435-6577 for information.

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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.  

bushBeat the Bush Honeysuckle

Saturday, July 25

10 a.m.-noon

Oldfield Drive Natural Area.


Habitat Heroes volunteers will battle bush honeysuckle and garlic mustard surrounding the Oldfield tot-lot. We need help cutting back the large invasive bush honeysuckle that have taken over the woods and hidden its natural beauty. Meet at the Oldfield tot-lot, and park along Oldfield Drive. The entrance steps are adjacent to 10805 Oldfield Drive. Look for the RA truck.


To volunteer go to:  http://bit.ly/1C52xeM  

triWant to Help With Triathlons?
Volunteers are needed for the Reston Kids' Triathlon and Reston Relay Triathlon. For information or to sign up, click the following links: