RA News
May 20, 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: Southgate Community Day

Click on the image above to watch the latest Reston Today video about Southgate Community Day. The celebration will be held Saturday, May 21 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
lakehouseRA's Newest Community Building
The Lake House at Lake Newport will soon be available for social and business functions, workshops and other activities. Click here to download the promotional flyer about Reston Association's waterfront facility. 
newportLake Newport to be Treated
Lake Newport will be treated to remove bladderwort on Monday, May 23. These free-floating plants are usually found in calm waters and can form dense mats. Herbicides will be used in the treatment of the lake. As a precaution, residents and their pets should stay out of the water until May 25. Email Nicki Bellezza, RA's watershed manager, at nicki@reston.org for more information. 
golfGolf Course Pathway Notice
Reston National Golf Course paths are for golfers only and are not part of the Reston Association pathway system. For safety reasons, RA members and other pedestrians are asked to stay off the golf course paths.
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.
Ages 55+

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.
birdSummer Bird Class & Count
Bird Class
Thursday, June 2
7-8:30 p.m.
$5/person or free for count participants.
Bird Count
Saturday, June 4
6:45 a.m.-Noon
Class and count will meet at the Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.
Learn the basics of bird identification, and how to look and listen for the common birds of Reston at the Bird Class. Then, join us for the half-day annual Summer Bird Count throughout Reston's natural areas. Meet local bird experts, learn tips on identification and have fun while helping us obtain important information to help our feathered friends. Reservations required by May 30. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.
exploreExplore Lake by Canoe/Kayak
Friday, June 3
6:30-8 p.m.
Lake Anne Public Boat Docks, Washington Plaza in the Lake Anne Village Center.
$7/person RA members, $9/person non-members
Ages 7 and older. (Participants under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.)
Reservations required May 30. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.
Explore Lake Anne from a different perspective. Paddling is a leisurely and enjoyable way of getting up close to waterfowl, fish and turtles that seem far away from shore. Beginner paddlers welcome. Boats and equipment provided. Co-sponsored by Reston Community Center. 
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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.  

tennisTennis Volunteers Sought
Reston Tennis will be hosting the sectional tournament for 8 & under Junior Team Tennis on Saturday, June 11 at North Shore Tennis Courts. About six volunteers are needed to help with scoring of matches and to help keep the children moving at a good pace throughout the day. No tennis experience is needed. To volunteer please contact Ha Brock at habrock@reston.org or call 703-435-7986. 
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.