RA News
Feb. 12, 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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videoVideo: Fee and Discount Reminder

This week's Reston Today video provides a reminder about the annual assessment due date (March 1) and available discounts for pool and tennis passes. Click the image above to watch the video on YouTube. 
rcaCitizen of the Year Nominations
Reston Citizens Association opened nominations last week for the 2015 Reston Citizen of the Year Award. Nominations must be submitted by Feb. 19. The award spotlights the work of dedicated citizen volunteers and civic activists. Click here for more information.
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. 
pirateIt's a Pirate Parrrty
Tuesday, Feb. 23
10:30-11:30 a.m.
Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive
$8/RA members; $12/non-members.
Ages: 3-5 years.

Ahoy, me Hearties! Ye all be invited fer a pirate parrrrrty! This pirate adventure will transform your child into a pirate, complete with dress-up, and allow them to take part in a real treasure hunt on land. Enjoy crafts, games and fun activities. Contact Ashleigh@reston.org or 703-435-6577 to register.
BagEnvironmental Film: Bag It
Friday, Feb. 26
7-9 p.m.
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.
Free ($5 suggested donation)
Reservations requested by Feb. 23. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.
Could you go a day without plastic? This touching and often flat-out-funny film follows "everyman" Jeb Berrier as he embarks on a global tour to unravel the complexities of our plastic world. See how our crazy-for-plastic world has caught up to us and what we can do about it. Co-sponsored by Friends of Reston. Click here to watch trailer.
cyclingCycling Association Event
Sunday, March 6
3-5:30 p.m.
Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive.
The Adventure Cycling Association, Reston Association and the Reston Bike Club will hold a gathering for cycling enthusiasts. Information about Adventure Cycling's 40th anniversary events, national advocacy projects, bike tours and membership will be provided. Please RSVP at info@adventurecycling.org or 406-532-2751 by March 3. 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.  

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.