RA News
Oct. 23, 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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NOTICE: The Nature House at the Walker Nature Center will be closed Friday, Oct. 23 through Sunday, Oct. 25 due to its annual Halloween House and Trick-or-Treat Trail event. All tickets to the event are sold out.

videoVideo: Marching Bands

In this week's Reston Today video, learn about what it means to local high school students to be in marching bands. Click the image above to watch the video on YouTube.
ceoOctober CEO Report
The October CEO Report includes information about the first meeting of the Tetra Working Group as well as an update on exterior renovation plans for the newly acquired Reston Association property located along Lake Newport.

This month's report also includes briefs on watershed education programs, stream restoration efforts and the new RA holiday camps and youth programs. Click here to download Cate Fulkerson's report.
turkeyTurkey Feathers
Monday, Nov. 2 or Tuesday, Nov. 3
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 Oct. 28. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.
Come shake your tail feathers with the rest of us turkeys! Learn about turkeys, read a turkey story, make turkey noises, and strut around in your own turkey tail feathers.
homeHome Energy Efficiency
Thursday, Nov. 5
7-8 p.m.
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.
$5/person RA members, $7/person non-members
Reservations required by Nov. 5. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.
Cold weather is on its way. Do you want to improve your home's energy use to make it more efficient, comfortable and cost effective? Learn how from an energy coach. Co-sponsored by Reston Community Center.
fallFall Weenie Roast
Friday, Nov. 6
6-7:30 p.m.
WNC Campfire Ring on Soapstone Dr. between Glade Drive and Lawyers Road.
$7/person RA members, $10/person Non-members.
All ages (Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.)
Reservations required by Nov. 3. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.
Enjoy an evening in nature singing and eating around a crackling fire. Make campfire popcorn and  roast your own hot dog. Sweeten things up with s'mores, and wash it down with some hot apple cider. Bring a flashlight. All supplies provided.
bikeBike Donations
Wednesdays and Thursdays
2:40-4:30 p.m.
Herndon Middle School Bike Shop Trailer (parking lot behind school).

The Herndon Middle School Bike Shop is requesting donations of used children's bikes for its after-school repair/recycle program. The students restore and repair the bikes for outreach programs to give to low-income kids. Contact Kelley Westenhoff at kbikeva@yahoo.com for more 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.  

NeighborwoodsNeighborWoods Month
Saturday, Oct. 24
9 a.m.-noon
10803-10807 Oldfield Drive.

As part of National NeighborWoods Month, volunteers in Reston will pull invasive shrubs at the Sunrise Valley Recreation Area. Volunteers will also plant trees and shrubs at the site. Click here to volunteer.