RA News
March 25, 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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voteGet Involved by Voting
There are 11 days left to vote in the Reston Association Board of Directors' election. Click here to read why members' involvement in the election process is a great way to get involved.
foundersFounder's Day at Lake Anne
Founder's Day at Lake Anne Plaza will be held on Saturday, April 9, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Other related festivities will be held throughout Reston beginning April 3.
This year's celebration of Reston and its founder, Robert E. Simon, Jr., will feature a 50-foot Ferris wheel sponsored by Reston Association. Other activities will include a tour around the plaza, music and comments from elected officials.
Founder's Day is presented by Reston Historic Trust and Museum, Reston Association, Reston Community Center, Initiative for Public Art - Reston and Lake Anne of Reston Condominium Association. Click here to read more about Founder's Day at Lake Anne.

Simon Legacy 
Bob Simon In 1961, Simon bought 6,750 acres of mostly undeveloped land in Fairfax County.
Simon saw an opportunity to create a new kind of town, one that was diverse and based largely on residential clusters, walkability, facilities for all ages and the preservation of natural spaces. The name of the new and growing community was derived from Simon's initials combined with "town."

Simon died in September at his Lake Anne home. He was 101. Read more
ceoCEO Report: March Issue
Read about new revenue being generated from conference room rentals and pool & tennis pass sales in this month's CEO Report. The March edition also includes information about additional camp offerings and a strategic plan for the Design Review Board.
huntersHunters Woods Coalition
The Hunters Woods Neighborhood Coalition (HWNC) is looking for new members and others who want to be involved in helping to sustain a safe and welcoming neighborhood at one of Reston's oldest village centers.
The coalition is comprised of a group of businesses, organizations and residents in and around the Hunters Woods Village Center. The group has had numerous successes in reducing crime since its inception in 2013. Meetings are held quarterly. Click here for more information.
openhouseOpen House
Thursday, March 31
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive.

Learn about your community at Reston Association's Open House. This event is for new and long-time residents. Click here for more information about this free session.

springnatureSpring Nature Discovery Series
Thursdays: March 31, April 21 and May 19
1:30-2:30 p.m.
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.
$21/child RA or RCC members, $27/child non-members.
Ages 3-5 (Children must be accompanied by an adult.)
Reservations required by March 28. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.
Introduce your child to the joys of nature through this three-month series of educational programs. Each program will include fun and educational activities such as short, exploratory hikes, simple nature crafts, and entertaining stories based on the uniqueness of the winter season. Co-sponsored by Reston Community Center.  
nativeNative Plant Sale
Order Deadline: Friday, April 1, 5 p.m.
Pick Up: Saturday, April 16, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive
Want to use more native plants in your landscape but have trouble finding them or don't like the prices once you do? Pre-order some nature center favorites and enjoy the savings. Species include sun and shade loving perennial flowers and ferns that do well in a variety of growing conditions, and add value to your backyard habitat. Plants are deer-resistant and neonic free. Click here to download an order form and more information about the plants.

raceNature House 5K Race/Walk
Saturday, April 2
8 a.m.
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.
Adult Fee: $30
Children's Fee: $20
Register online or in person starting at 7 a.m. on race day.
All ages are invited to enjoy this rolling and beautiful course on paved paths and natural surface trails. Post-race festivities include an awards ceremony, refreshments and random prize drawings. T-shirts provided to all pre-registered participants and walk-ins as supplies last.

colorColor Your World
Monday, April 4 or Tuesday, April 5
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 March 30. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.
Spring is the perfect time to hone your color identifying skills, and we can use nature's wonders to help us. Discover the brilliant hues of animals in love, bright flowers attracting pollinators, and bold colors warning you of danger. Play a fun game and take home a colorful craft.
lifeguardLifeguard Class Registration
Opens Monday April 4
Online or in-person at Member Services desk, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive. 

Certification class fee: $175 (members); $225 (non-residents)
Recertification class fee: $95 (members); $120 (non-residents)
Reston Association is 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. Email aquaticsinfo@reston.org or call 703-435-6543 for more information. View the entire class schedule here
jerseyboysTrip to See Jersey Boys
Thursday, April 14
5:15 -11 p.m.
Bus pick-up times & locations: Hunters Woods Shopping Center, Thoreau Place and Lake Anne Plaza parking lot.
$105/RA members; $118/non-members.

Join Reston Association for a chartered-bus trip to see this story of how four blue-collar kids became one of the greatest successes in pop music history. They wrote their own songs, invented their own sounds and sold 175 million records worldwide - all before they were 30 years old. Click here to download the registration form. Contact Ashleigh@reston.org or call 703-435-6577 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.  

arborReston Arbor Day
Monday, March 28 (rain or shine)
9:30 a.m.-noon
Reston sites: Old Trail Drive natural area, Old Westbury recreational area and Lake Newport soccer natural area.

All ages welcome. Children 6-12 must be accompanied by an adult. Click here to register to volunteer now.
Reston is a Tree City USA as certified by the National Arbor Day Foundation. Join us as we help plant native trees, shrubs, ferns and wildflowers. Learn about Reston's trees and shrubs, including proper planting and care.
A special Arbor Day presentation and flag-raising ceremony will take place at 11:45 a.m. at the Walker Nature Center followed by a free pizza lunch for volunteers. Special guests will include Jim McGlone of the Virginia Department of Forestry. For more information please contact Ha Brock at habrock@reston.org.