RA News
Sept. 18, 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: 32nd Reston Triathlon

In this week's Reston Today video, watch competitors run, bike and swim in the 32nd Reston Triathlon. Click the image above to view the video on YouTube. Photos of the event can be found here: album 1, album 2.
storyStorytelling Night
Where There's Smoke, There's Fire
Saturday, Sept. 19
8 p.m.
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.
Fee: $15 on sale at http://restonstorytelling.eventbrite.com/ or at the door. Advance tickets are recommended due to limited seating. For more information, email kshaw@reston.org or call 703-435-6510.
Come out for a fun evening of personal storytelling as told by Virginia's premiere storytelling troupe Better Said Than Done. Refreshments (beer, wine, coffee, sodas and snacks) available for purchase. All proceeds benefit Friends of Reston.
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.
Public Hearing: Design Guidelines
publichearingThursday, Sept. 24
6:30 p.m.
Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive.

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 this meeting. Click here for more information about specific design proposals.
letterLetterboxing Adventure
Sunday, Sept. 27
1-2:30 p.m.
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.
$6/person RA members, $8/person non-members
Reservations required by Sept. 24. Email Ashleigh@reston.org or call 703-435-6577.
Grandparents- bring your grandchildren out for a fun and exciting letterboxing quest. Use clues to find hidden caches and discover what happens to some of our animals as the weather changes.
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. 18. 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.
halloweenHalloween House
& Trick-or-Treat Trail

Ticket sales begin Oct. 1 at 9 a.m.
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.
Tickets: $10/person.

You're invited to the best family friendly Halloween event this side of Transylvania - rain or shine. All event times sell out on the first day. It is highly recommended to buy tickets online for specific dates/times at the following links:

Friday, Oct. 23, 6-7:15 p.m. https://halloweenhousefri1.eventbrite.com
Friday, Oct. 23, 7:30-8:45 p.m. https://halloweenhousefri2.eventbrite.com
Saturday, Oct. 24, 6-7:15 p.m. https://halloweenhousesat1.eventbrite.com
Saturday, Oct. 24, 7:30-8:45 p.m. https://halloweenhousesat2.eventbrite.com

For more information, call 703-476-9689 or email naturecenter@reston.org.
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.