RA News
April 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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annualmeetThe State of RA 
Annual Meeting Open to All Members
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Residents are invited to the 2016 Annual Meeting of Reston Association on April 12. The meeting will include comments from local and state elected representatives about issues related to Reston and the entire region. RA presentations will provide a look at the past year's accomplishments and update residents on what lies ahead for the Reston community in the next year and beyond. Results of the Board of Directors' election will be announced and volunteers of the year will be recognized. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. at RA headquarters, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive. 
founderFounder's Day
Saturday, April 9
10 a.m.-4p.m.
Lake Anne Plaza.

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.
ALERT: The fourth annual Runners Marathon of Reston will be held Sunday, April 10 beginning at 7:30 a.m. Use of area roads and RA pathways might be temporarily impacted. Race details here.

yogaAnimal Yoga
Tuesday, April 12
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 April 8. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.
Enjoy a morning  specially designed for you and your child to reap the benefits of yoga while learning about wildlife. By embodying our animal friends, we can stretch our bodies and have fun building connections between ourselves and our animal neighbors.
canningIntro to Canning Food
Tuesday, April 12
5-6:30 p.m.
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive
$5/person RA or RCC members, $7/person non-members.
Reservations required by April 8. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.
Canning is a great way to preserve food from your garden or Community Supported Agriculture (CSA). Learn about the science behind canning, safety precautions, kitchen set up, equipment prep and recipe selection. Guest Presenter: Katie Strong, Virginia Cooperative Extension. Co-sponsored by Reston Community Center.
realtorsRealtors' Luncheon
Thursday, April 14
11:30 a.m.
Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive.

Realtors are invited to join Reston Association and George Mason Mortgage for a luncheon in the RA Conference Center. Please RSVP to vtucker@reston.org by April 8. The following featured guests will be in attendance:

Tim Finefrock
Keller Williams Realty
Sharon Goetz
Selling Homes by Design
Will and Nancy Jacobs
George Mason Mortgage
Ken Chadwick
Chadwick, Washington, Moriarty,
Elmore & Bunn PC
Cindy Price
American Cowboy Roofing
transitNavigating Local Transit System
Tuesday, April 19
10 a.m.-1:30p.m. Free.
Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive.

Become familiar with the regional transit systems through an innovative transportation experience. Ride the MATT (Mobile Accessible Travel Training) bus and learn travel training tips by learning to read bus schedules and route maps, pay fares and signal to the driver to stop. The bus will stop at the Silver Line where participants will learn how to purchase Metrorail fare cards, load a provided SmarTrip card and read the rail system map. Registration is required. Contact Ashleigh@reston.org to register. 
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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.  

riverPotomac River Watershed Cleanup
Saturday, April 16
9 a.m.-noon
Locations listed below.

Join thousands of volunteers in a multi-state effort as we do our part in cleaning up the Potomac Watershed. Reston Association is hosting several sites along Snakeden Branch and Colvin Run, two tributaries to the Potomac River.

Click here to sign up to volunteer.

Snakeden Branch Upper - meet at Hunters Woods Village Center.
Snakeden Branch Middle - meet at Soapstone Drive.
Nature Center - meet at the Walker Nature Center.
Colvin Run - meet at Tall Oaks Pool.
Stevenage Road - meet at Reston North Park off Stevenage Road.
Hidden Creek - meet at Unitarian Universalist Church off Wiehle Avenue.

Gloves and trash bags will be provided. Email habrock@reston.org for more information.