RA News
Dec. 4, 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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assessAnnual Assessment Mailings
Reston Association members will be receiving their annual assessment packets in the mail later this month. The packet includes materials explaining the options for paying the fee as well as how the assessment was determined by the Board of Directors.


The assessment ($657 in most cases) is due Jan. 1, 2016. To avoid late fees, payments must be made by March 1, 2016. Read more.
paradeVideo: Reston Holiday Parade

Reston Association staff and board members were among the participants and enthusiastic onlookers at the Reston Holiday Parade last Friday in Reston Town Center. Click any photo above to watch a video slide show of the event. The annual parade included Macy's-style balloons, a wide range of entertainment and, of course, a visit from Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus. RA's float is pictured above. 
ceoNovember CEO Report
The Reston Association CEO Report for November is now available to download. Click here to read about the Reston National Golf Course court decision, the Helping Homes initiative, RA cluster workshops and land use activities. The monthly report is written by CEO, Cate Fulkerson. Past issues can be download here.
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jingleJingle on Lake Anne
Saturday, Dec. 5
11 a.m.
Lake Anne Plaza.

The Lake Anne Merchants will host their annual family-friendly holiday event, which will feature a variety of free festive activities, a tree lighting and entertainment. Click here for the full schedule.
openhouseHoliday Open House
Sunday, Dec. 6
1-3 p.m.
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.
For more information, email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.
Bring your family or friend to an afternoon of festive fun at Nature House. The event will include:
  • Live holiday music performed by pianist Ginny Carr of MSE Productions (Special sing-along at 2:30 p.m.)
  • Meet the artist: Dana Scheurer (Pileated Woodpecker prints for sale)
  • Book signing by Don Chernoff Wild Washington
  • Handmade shopping bags free from VA Green Baggers
  • Photo ops with Myrtle the Turtle and Walker the Woodpecker
  • Ornament making with natural materials
I66Transform I-66 Public Meeting
Tuesday, Dec. 8
6-8 p.m.
George Mason High School Cafeteria,
7124 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church.

Share your input on the Transform 66 Inside and Outside the Beltway projects during a public meeting held by the Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB).

If you cannot attend the meeting, you may provide comments at any time online at Transform66.org, by email to Transform66@VDOT.Virginia.gov, or by mail to the VDOT Northern Virginia District Office, 4975 Alliance Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030 (Attention: Amanda Baxter for Transform 66 Inside the Beltway or Susan Shaw, P.E., for Transform 66 Outside the Beltway).
centerHoliday Centerpiece Craft
Wednesday, Dec. 9
1:30-3:30 p.m.
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.
$22/RA members; $33/Non-members

Join us to create a beautiful seasonal decoration.  We will have many options for you to choose from to make your floral decoration unique and an instructor to guide you along the way. Contact Ashleigh@reston.org or 703-435-6577 to register.
workshopPreparing Your Home for Winter
Thursday, Dec. 10
6:30 p.m.
Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive.

Join Reston Association Covenants staff and local contractors as they host an informative workshop on how to prepare your home for the winter season. Learn helpful tips on what house elements to check and best practices to keep your home running smoothly all winter long. Please RSVP to covenantsworkshops@reston.org by Monday, Dec. 7.
candleCandle Making
Friday, Dec. 11
6:30-7:30 p.m.
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.
$7/child RA members, $9/child non-members
Ages 5-12 (Children must be accompanied by an adult.)
Reservations required by Dec. 8. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.
Bring a little glow to your winter. Dip a pair of candles and decorate a pillar candle with natural materials. Keep your candles for yourself or give them as gifts. There will be music and refreshments while we work. Supplies provided.
breakfastBreakfast with the Birds
Saturday, Dec. 12
7:30-10:30 a.m.
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive
$10/person RA members, $15/person non-members. Adults.
Reservations required by Dec. 9. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.
Enjoy a winter morning of birding at the nature center. Search for year-round residents and winter specialties like Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers, White-throated Sparrows and Brown Creepers. Then, warm up with a hot breakfast at Nature House.
cprCPR/AED, First Aid Certification
Saturday, Dec. 12
9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive.
Fee: $75 RA members, $95 for non-member.
Reston Association is proud to be a Licensed Training Provider of American Red Cross Health and Safety courses. All courses are taught by certified instructors and the fee includes all class materials.
Registration is open now. Online at www.reston.org or in-person at our Member Services desk, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive. For questions please contact aquaticsinfo@reston.org or 703-435-6543.
nvaNVTC WMATA Regional Forums
Wednesday, Dec. 16, 7-9 p.m.
Wakefield High School
1325 South Dinwiddie St., Arlington, VA
Thursday, Dec. 17, 7-9 p.m. (tentative time)
Reston Station, Wiehle-Reston East Metrorail Station,1862 Wiehle Ave., Reston, VA

The Northern Virginia Transportation Commission will sponsor two regional forums that will allow the public to share concerns about the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority and help identify solutions to get Metro back on track. RSVP to info@nvtdc.org or click here 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.  

multimodalMultimodal Committee Forming
The Multimodal Transportation Advisory Committee was established by the Board of Directors in Sept. 2015 in support of its strategic focus on leading sustainable change in Reston.

Reston Association is now seeking volunteers to participate as members of this committee. To apply for appointment, download a Committee Volunteer Application Form and submit to Sabrina Tadele no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 8, 2016 using the instructions on the form.