RA News
Feb. 5, 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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candidatesBoard Candidates Validated
The Reston Association's Elections Committee validated five candidates for three open seats on the Board of Directors. The committee announced this week the following members will be running in the 2016 election that runs March 7 through April 4:

At-Large Director
Eve Thompson
John Bowman
April Tan

North Point District Director
Dannielle LaRosa
Lake Anne/Tall Oaks District Director
Sherri Hebert
Click here for more information about the election and to read the candidates' statements. 
videoVideo: Storm Cleanup Continues

This week's Reston Today video features a segment about last week's blizzard and the ongoing cleanup efforts. Click the image above to watch the video on YouTube. 
stormwaterStormwater Management Motions
The Reston Association Board of Directors approved four motions intended to help facilitate a more collaborative process to ensure the proposed expansion of South Lakes High School does not adversely impact stormwater management and soil erosion in the south Reston area. Read more about last week's board actions. 
CPRCPR/AED, First Aid Classes
CPR/AED and First Aid certification classes are now available through Reston Association. RA 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 course fee includes all materials.
For class schedules and registration, click here
For questions, please contact: aquaticsinfo@reston.org or 703-435-6543.
officersElection Officers Needed
Fairfax County is still looking for elections officers to serve at the polls for the March 1 presidential primaries. There is a shortage of officers specific to the Reston-Herndon area. Click here for more information or to apply.
loveLovely Nature
Wednesday, Feb. 10
10-11 a.m. or 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.
$7/child RA members, $9/child non-members
Ages 3-5 (Children must be accompanied by an adult.)
Reservations required by Feb. 5. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call
Love is in the air. Celebrate the love with fun themed games, crafts and stories. Take home a Valentine for a special friend or animal.
workshopSelecting Quality Contractors
Thursday, Feb. 11
6:30 pm
Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive.

Join Reston Association staff and local experts as they provide suggestions and guidance on selecting a quality contractor.  Find out what steps to take and what questions to ask to make sure you're finding the right contractor for the job. The workshops featured presenters are from Liberty Mutual and PuroFirst.

RSVP to covenantsworkshops@reston.org.  Light refreshments, including a chocolate fountain, will be provided.
tennisJoin Tennis Working Group
Thursday, Feb. 11
7 p.m.
Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive.

Help Reston plan, market and carry out its tennis programs. Join Reston's Tennis Working Group and get involved in youth and adult tennis programs, fundraising events, socials and networking activities. RA will hold a pizza kickoff event for prospective volunteers. Contact  Rob Tucker at 703-435-6502 or tennis@reston.org for more information of to RSVP.
parentsParents' Night Out
Friday, Feb. 12
7-9:30 p.m.
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.
$15/child RA members, $20/child non-members
Ages 5-12
Reservations required by Feb. 9. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call
Parents, get a headstart on your Valentine's Day celebration while your children have a fun-filled night at the nature center. Kids, play nature games and go on a night hike (weather permitting). Design a special clay Valentine and make a red treat. Finish the night watching classic cartoons, starring our favorite animal characters. Drop off begins at 6:45 p.m
wineWine & Design Painting Party
Saturday, Feb. 20
6:30-9 p.m.
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.
Ages: 21 and older.

Unleash your creative side, and join us for an evening of wine & painting. Paint, canvas, brushes and a glass of wine will be provided while our experienced instructor guides you step by step through the process. At the end of the night, take home your masterpiece. Don't worry, no experience is necessary. Registration required. Must cancel 72 hours in advance to receive a refund. Contact Ashleigh@reston.org or 703-435-6577 to register.
diyDIY Bird Feeders
Sunday, Feb. 21
2-3 p.m.
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.
$7/person RA members, $9/person non-members
All ages (Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.)
Reservations required by Feb. 18. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.
February is National Bird Feeding Month. This is the perfect opportunity to bring the birds a tasty treat. Make a colorful and creative, biodegradable bird feeder that your  avian neighbors will appreciate during these last weeks of winter. 

Relay Triathlon Prices
Prices for the Reston Relay Triathlon increased to $120 per team on Feb. 1 and will go up again in April. The race is set for June 26. Click here for details or to register online. 
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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.  

raceVolunteers Needed for 5K Race
Saturday, April 2
Walker Nature Center - 11450 Glade Drive.
Volunteers must be at least 14.
Volunteer hours are 7:30-9:30 a.m.

The Walker Nature Center needs volunteers to help with the Nature House 5K. We need at least 15 race marshals to be positioned along the trail/pathway. Volunteers direct runners and walkers through the course, assist runners and shout encouragement.

There will be a mandatory volunteer orientation for Race Marshals on April 1 from 6-7 p.m. at the Walker Nature Center.

To volunteer go to: http://bit.ly/NatureHouse5K.