RA News
Jan. 8, 2016
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 Reminder
Annual assessment notices were mailed last month and payment was due Jan.1, 2016. Members have until March 1 to pay their assessment ($657 in most cases). An installment plan is available. Please click here for more information.
VIDEOVideo: Want to Run for RA Board?
Reston Association members have until Jan. 29 to submit forms required to run for one of three open seats on the Board of Directors. Click here to watch a December 2015  Reston Today video about the election or go to the RA website to download forms.
aquaReston Aquatics Now Hiring
Reston Association is looking for qualified lifeguards, pool managers, swim instructors and fitness instructors for the 2016 pool season. Work flexible hours and earn competitive wages while enjoying the summer months by working outdoors.
Lifeguards must have American Red Cross certifications in Lifeguarding, First Aid and CPR/AED prior to their interview but are welcome to apply before they have taken the course. Limited positions are also available in seasonal maintenance.
Click here to review our Lifeguard Hiring Process. Submit your application online now at https://careers.reston.org.
dogwoodDogwood Students Honored
Dogwood Elementary School students were recognized for participating in International Walk to School Day.
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triRelay Triathlon Registration
Registration is now open for the June 26 Reston Relay Triathlon. The relay triathlon is a non-profit activity presented by The Y - Fairfax County Reston and Reston Association. Proceeds will provide scholarships to support kids' programs offered by The Y andRA, including summer camps and classes. The early bird special entry fee is $99 per team. Click here for more information.
whoWho Goes There?
Monday, Jan. 11 or Tuesday, Jan. 12
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 Jan. 8. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.

Tracks tell us when animals are nearby, even if the animals are long gone. Listen to a story, take a short hike in search of tracks along the trail, and make a track craft to take home.
roundRound-Table Discussions
Thursday, Jan. 14
6:30 p.m.
Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive.

Join Reston Association as it hosts discussions covering a variety of community topics. Hear from RA Covenants staff and other Reston community members on how to handle community challenges, including design changes, maintenance issues and neighborhood repairs.

RSVP to covenantsworkshops@reston.org by Monday, Jan. 11.  Click here to view the 2015-2016 Workshop Schedule.
neighborsNeighbors Helping Neighbors
Thursday, Jan. 14
2-4 p.m.
Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drivel

Reston for a Lifetime will host a forum on what it takes to help communities support older adults who want to remain in their homes during their senior years. RSVP to sharon.canner8@gmail.com.
libraryLibrary Discussion Series
Friday, Jan. 15
2-4 p.m.
Reston Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive

The Great Decisions series on U.S. foreign policy continues with a discussion about climate change. Light refreshments will be served. Contact the Reston Regional Library for more information.
footprintsFootprints in the Snow
Saturday, Jan. 16
10:30-11:30 a.m.
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.
$7/RA members, $9/non-members.
Ages 3-5 (Children must be accompanied by an adult.)
Reservations required by Jan. 13. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.
People and animals make footprints everywhere they go. Compare your footprint to that of a fox, rabbit or squirrel.  Read a story, make a stamping craft, and weather permitting, look for animal tracks and leave some footprints of your own.
simpleVoluntary Simplicity
Mondays, Jan. 25-Feb. 22
7-8:30 p.m.
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.
$32/ person RA or RCC Members, $42/person non-members. Adults.
Reservations required by Jan. 11. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.
Join this five-session discussion course to identify positive adjustments that can be made in daily living as a response to today's complex dilemmas. Learn to embrace the tenets of frugal consumption, ecological awareness and personal growth. Participants receive a book of readings that form the basis of each discussion. Facilitator: Anne Strange. Co-sponsored by Sustainable Reston and Reston Community Center.
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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.