RA News
Nov. 6, 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: Volunteers Repair Homes

In this week's Reston Today video, watch "Helping Homes" volunteer contractors make exterior home improvements at three Reston locations. Click the image above to watch the video on YouTube.
 fooddriveThanksgiving Food Drive
Reston Association is participating in the Thanksgiving Food Drive, which runs Nov. 1-23. Drop-off locations include RA headquarters (12001 Sunrise Valley Drive) as well as the Central Services Facility and Nature House. Reston Community Center at Lake Anne and Hunters Woods, and the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce are among the other drop-off locations. The drive benefits families in need and Cornerstones. There are also volunteer opportunities related to the food drive. Click here for more information.
racRascal Raccoons
Wednesday, Nov. 11
10-11 a.m. or 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.
$7/child RA members, $9/child mon-members
Ages 3-5 (Children must be accompanied by an adult.)
Reservations required by Nov. 8. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.
Make a raccoon mask and tail craft, then dress up like a raccoon to go in search of what a raccoon needs. Explore the forest to look for food, water and shelter that is just right for this furry, forest creature.
workshopUpdating Cluster Standards
Thursday, Nov. 12
6:30 p.m.
Reston Association Conference Center, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive.
During this hands-on, interactive workshop attendees, Reston Association Covenants staff and contractors will work together to locate and compare products, view samples and prepare Design Review Board applications.
Featured contractors include American Cowboy Roofing, Renewal by Andersen, HB Home Services, Trex, LP Building Products, Sherwin Williams.
Please RSVP by Monday, Nov. 9 to covenantsworkshops@reston.org. To view the full 2015-2016 workshop schedule, click here.

Meeting Topic: 2016-17 Budget

Thursday, Nov. 19
6 p.m.
Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive.

The Reston Association Board of Directors will hold a second public hearing on the proposed 2016-17 biennial budget. Click here to access the latest draft of the budget.
thanksThanksgiving Centerpieces
Friday, Nov. 20
7-8:30 p.m.
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.
$20/centerpiece RA members, $25/centerpiece non-members.
All ages (Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
Reservations required by Nov. 17. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.
Start your holiday season with this festive workshop. Make a beautiful centerpiece with native materials and some simple napkin rings for your Thanksgiving table ($1 per additional ring). Enjoy mulled cider and seasonal treats as we work. All supplies provided. When making reservations, include the number of people and how many centerpieces you wish to make.
turkeyTurkey Trail
Saturday, Nov. 28
11 a.m.- Noon
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.
$5/person RA members, $7/person non-members
All ages (Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.) Reservations required by Nov. 23. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.
Let's get moving after your big Thanksgiving meal. Sharpen your skills of logic as you follow the clues left from a "wild" turkey to see where they lead you. Discover more about these fascinating birds.
oliverTrip to See Oliver - The Musical
Tuesday, Dec. 1
5:30 -11:30 p.m.
Arena Stage, Washington D.C.
Ages: 55+
Bus pick-locations: Hunters Woods Shopping Center, Thoreau Place, Lake Anne Plaza parking lot. Fee: $67/RA members; $77/non-members.

Join Reston Association for the theatrical event of the holiday season. Charles Dickens' unforgettable characters burst to life in this classic Tony Award-winning musical about an innocent orphan thrown into the dark world of double-dealing thieves and con men of 19th-century London. All sales are final.
Email Ashleigh@reston.org or call 703-435-6577 for more information, or click here to download the registration form.
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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.  

callcovCall for Candidates
Covenants Committee Volunteers
Reston Association seeks a dedicated volunteer to serve as an At-Large member on the Covenants Committee. The Covenants Committee, appointed by the Reston Association Board of Directors, is responsible for administering the Use and Maintenance Covenants set forth in the Reston Deed of Dedication. The minimum time commitment is a 1 to 3-hour meeting once per month plus property inspections prior to meetings dates.

If you are interested in applying, please complete a Committee Volunteer Application Form and submit it to stadele@reston.org no later than Friday, Nov. 27, 2015.
 streammonVolunteer for Stream Monitoring
Saturday, Nov. 14
Noon-3 p.m.

Reston Association welcomes new volunteers to assist with stream monitoring at several locations throughout Reston. Get involved with a small team during all seasons to collect data and identify insects with the goal of assessing the health of Reston's streams. For more information about the next stream monitoring event please call Ha Brock at 703-435-7986 or email habrock@reston.org.
IvyHelp Remove English Ivy
Saturday, Nov. 21
10 a.m.-noon

Volunteers will meet at the Hunters Woods Pool parking lot and walk to the natural area to remove English ivy that is choking native trees and ground covers. Volunteers will dig roots and pull the vines until the English ivy is removed. We will also be planting native trees, shrubs and ground covers to help restore the site.

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