RA News
May 13, 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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Saturday, May 14

Retail study finds grocery store not viable. 
videoVideo: A Healthier Commute

Whether you're a fan of spandex or not, this week's Reston Today video previews a fun and healthy event that might just make your work day go a little better on May 20. Click the image above to watch the video on YouTube. 
poolsTwo Pools Open Saturday
Two of Reston Association's 15 swimming pools will open tomorrow. They include:
Ridge Heights Heated Pool
Weekdays 1-7 p.m.
Weekends 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
North Shore Heated Pool & Spa
Weekdays 1-7 p.m.
Weekends 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
The remaining pools are scheduled to open Saturday, May 28. Click here for a full pool schedule. Please contact Willa@reston.org with questions. Go to the RA Marketplace to purchase pool passes online. 
PoliceCitizens Police Academy
The Fairfax County Police Department is offering a 10-week Citizens Police Academy. The academy is designed to give attendees an understanding of the operation of the department and an awareness of the challenges faced by officers. Click here for more information.
electsurveyPost-Election Survey Results
Reston Association recently conducted a survey of members who voted online in the 2016 Board of Directors' election. Data from the survey will be used to improve the voting process in future elections. Click here to download the results of the survey.
foxWhat It's Like to Be a Fox Cub
Tuesday, May 17
10-11 a.m. or 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.
$6/child RA members, $8/child non-members
Ages 3-5 (Children must be accompanied by an adult.)
Reservations required by May 14. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.
Mother Fox has new pups, and they are out exploring the woods. What are they looking for? Find out where she and her pups live, what they eat and how they play. Sing a fox song and make a fox craft.
networkNetwork Analysis Meeting
Wednesday, May 18
7 p.m.-9 p.m
South Lakes High School cafeteria.

The Fairfax County Department of Transportation (FCDOT) will host the next community meeting for the Reston Network Analysis. The program will begin with an open house with time to review project materials. Staff will give a presentation on the status of the study and on potential recommendations for the transportation network. Read more.
filmEnvironmental Film
The Messenger
Friday, May 20
7-9 p.m.
Walker Nature Center,  11450 Glade Drive.
Free ($5 suggested donation).
Reservations requested by May 19. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.

This film investigates the causes of songbird depletion and the efforts to save them. It is a visually thrilling ode to the beauty and importance of songbirds, and what their loss would mean on a global and human level. Post film discussion with Audubon Society of Northern Virginia.
artsNoVa Fine Arts Festival
Saturday, May 21: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sunday, May 22: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Reston Town Center, 11900 Market St.

More than 200 artists from around the nation will display their paintings, photography, mixed-media, sculpture, jewelry and fine crafts. There will be innovative dance performances and free art-making activities for families. Proceeds benefit the Greater Reston Arts Center,
a 501(c)3 organization. For more information, contact Carol Nahorniak at 703-476-9377.  
wineWine Tasting at Nature House
Thursday, May 26
4:30-6 p.m.
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.
Fee: $12 RA members, $16 non-members.

Enjoy a special evening of wine tasting at Reston's beautiful Walker Nature Center. Sample red and white wines along with a variety of meats, cheeses and crackers inside the Nature House. Tour the gardens and accessible paths with a naturalist and look for spring wildflowers and birds. Bring a friend or meet a new one at this unique event. Co-sponsored by Tall Oaks Assisted Living. Registration required. Contact Ashleigh@reston.org or 703-435-6577.
masonMason Jar Terrariums
Friday, May 27
7-8 p.m.
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.
$7/child RA members, $9/child non-members.
Ages 5-12 (Children must be accompanied by an adult.)
Reservations required by May 24. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.
Mason jar terrariums illustrate how an ecosystem works. Children can observe many interesting natural processes through the glass walls of their terrarium, including photosynthesis, respiration and the water cycle. Your child will love the opportunity to bring a bit of the great outdoors inside and learn how to care for it. 
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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.  

MayMay Habitat Heroes Project
Saturday, May 21
10 a.m.-noon
Wainwright Drive near the recreational field.

Volunteers will remove garlic mustard and English ivy. Reston needs as many hands as possible to pull these invasive plants from the forest floor to help create space for native plants to grow. Click here to volunteer. 
coveCall for Covenants Volunteers
Reston Association is seeking two volunteers to serve on the Covenants Committee - one to fill the Hunters Woods/Dogwood District seat and another to fill an At-Large seat. Both positions are for three-year terms.
The Covenants Committee protects the integrity of property values in Reston by administering the Use and Maintenance Covenants set forth in the Reston Deed of Dedication.
If you are interested in applying to be a member of the Covenants Committee, please complete the Committee Volunteer Application form by June 1, 2016 and submit it via email to stadele@reston.org.
twoTwo Triathlons Need Volunteers
Two community triathlons are seeking volunteers to help with the races this summer. Various volunteer positions are needed. Click the links below for more information or to sign up, or email kelsey@reston.org.

Relay Triathlon (June 26)
The Reston Relay Triathlon is a community event that encourages healthy and active lifestyles for children.

Reston Kids' Triathlon (Aug. 7)
The Reston Kids' Triathlon is a youth scholarships benefit event. The race is from 8 a.m.-11 a.m.