RA News
Sept. 11, 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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videoVideo: Golf, Walk to Support Cause

In this week's Reston Today video, Connie Hartke, Rescue Reston's president, talks about the organization's upcoming golf tournament  and nature walk fundraiser to support the preservation of Reston National Golf Course as open space. Click the image above to watch the video or go to the item below for more information.
publicPublic Hearing: Design Guidelines
The Reston Association Board of Directors will hold a public hearing on proposed amendments to the RA Design Guidelines. All members are invited to attend the Sept. 24 meeting, which will be held at 6:30 p.m. at Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive. Click here for more information about specific design proposals.
yardsaleCommunity Yard Sale
Saturday, Sept. 12 (rain date, 9/13)
Note: Vendor space is sold out.
8:30 a.m.-Noon
Reston Association parking lot, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive.

Ninety-five vendors will be selling a variety of items, so this event is a great opportunity to browse for bargains for a new home or a college dorm. Contact Ashleigh@reston.org or 703-435-6577 for information on weather related cancellations.
busyBusy Squirrels
Monday, Sept. 14 or Tuesday, Sept. 15
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 Sept. 11. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.
Acorns are falling from the trees and squirrels are hiding them away for a winter's day. Listen to a story about a busy squirrel and make a squirrel craft. Munch like a squirrel on a crunchy snack, and then look for acorns along the trails.
racovReston Presents... RA Covenants
Monday, Sept. 14
7-9 p.m. Free,
Reston Community Center at Lake Anne, 1609 Washington Plaza

The next Reston Presents... program will feature Reston Association staff discussing the importance of the covenants and design review process to aging in place. Topics will include using the design review process to making necessary modifications to your home, tips for children of 55+ adults helping to maintain their parents' homes. Contact Ashleigh@reston.org or 703-435-6577 to register. 
fallFall Container Planting
Wednesday, Sept. 16
2-3 p.m.
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.
$12/person RA members, $16/person non-members.
Adults, 55 years and older.
Reservations required by Sept. 14. Email Ashleigh@reston.org or call 703-435-6577.
Are your summer annual plants fading but you still want decorative planters that last into colder months? Learn what plants can be used in a fall container garden. Discover creative items to use such as gourds or branches. Make a small container to take home.
northNorth County Community Meeting
Saturday, Sept. 19
9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Reston Community Center, 1609-A Washington Plaza, Lake Anne.

Fairfax County Supervisor, Cathy Hudgins, will host a community dialogue meeting to discuss the needs in Reston and the North County area. To RSPV, please email huntermillRSVP@fairfaxcounty.gov.
funFamily Fun Day
Sunday, Sept. 20
2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Lake Anne Plaza.
Join the Reston Historic Trust & Museum and Reston founder, Robert E. Simon Jr., for a Family Fun Day and membership drive. There will be live music, children's activities, beer tasting and fun for the entire family. Learn how membership in the Reston Historic Trust & Museum benefits your family and our community.
Visit www.restonmuseum.org for more information regarding this and other upcoming events.
greenGreen Homes & Gardens
Tuesday, Sept. 22
1:30-3:30 p.m.
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.
$5 RA members, $7 non-members.

Want to save money, energy and the environment and learn how you can be "green?" Meet in the nature center's eco-friendly LEED Gold building to get advice from an energy coach, tips from a remodeling expert, and sustainable landscaping ideas from RA's natural resource manager. There will be a tour of Nature House and its surrounding gardens after the presentations. Contact Ashleigh@reston.org or 703-435-6577 to register.
peaceSeeing Systems:
Peace, Justice and Sustainability

Mondays, Sept. 28-Nov. 2
7-8:30 p.m.
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.
$32/person RA members, $42/person non-members. Adults.
Reservations required by Sept. 17. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.
How do the complex principles of peace, justice and sustainability merge into a coherent story? This six-week discussion course will connect the dots between three of society's most pressing challenges and help you to find pathways for powerful change in your life. Participants will receive a book of readings that form the basis of each discussion. Co-sponsored by Sustainable Reston.
casinoTrip to Hollywood Casino
Wednesday, Sept. 30
3:30-11:30 p.m.

Join Reston Association for an evening at the race track to enjoy live thoroughbred horse racing, play the new table games including blackjack and poker or just come to enjoy dinner at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races in West Virginia.

Contact Ashleigh@reston.org or call 703-435-6577 for more information. Click here for registration information and to view details about this and other RA trips.
rescueRescue Reston Golf Classic & Walk
Monday, Oct. 5
Reston National Golf Course.

Rescue Reston is organizing the 1st Annual Golf Classic & Nature Walk to raise funds to help bring greater awareness to protecting open space within the Reston community. Click here for sponsorship information and fees or go to the Rescue Reston website to learn more about this grassroots organization and its shared mission with Reston Association to protect the Reston National Golf Course from development.
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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.  

orientalOriental Bittersweet
Saturday, Sept. 26
10 a.m.-Noon
Stones Throw Natural Area.

The heavy vines of Oriental Bittersweet continue to strangle trees and take over shrubs in the natural area at Stone Throw Drive. Oriental Bittersweet is one of the most invasive weeds in Reston. Please help Habitat Heroes eradicate this aggressive vine. Meet at the asphalt path near the intersection of Fieldview Drive and Stones Throw Drive, across the street from 11300 Stones Throw Drive. Look for the RA truck.
To volunteer go to: http://bit.ly/1C52xeM.