RA News
June 24, 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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(painting services discount for RA members)


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videoVideo: Pathway Safety

Click on the image above to watch the latest Reston Today video. This week's video features RA's Senior Director of Parks, Recreation and Community Resources, Larry Butler, talking about how to distinguish association pathways from golf course/golf cart paths.

With the golf season well underway, it's important for pedestrians and cyclists to be cautious when traveling through local courses and to stay on the RA pathways to reduce the chances of getting hit by a ball.  
worldsWorld's Largest Swim Lesson
Friday, June 24 
6 p.m.
Lake Newport Pool, 11601 Lake Newport Road.
Free event.
For questions call 703-435-6532 or contact poolparty@reston.org.
The "World's Largest Swimming Lesson" is a promotional event designed to build awareness about the importance of teaching kids to swim.
triaReston Relay Triathlon
Sunday, June 26
7-11 a.m.
Note: Lake Newport Pool will open at 12 p.m. Sunday. The parking lot to the pool will be closed Saturday for set-up, so pool patrons may park on North Village Road and Lake Newport Road.  On race day Lake Newport Road will be closed between North Village Road and Reston Parkway.

Click here to sign up to compete or click here to volunteer to help with the race.

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tripTrip to Old Town Alexandria
Wednesday, July 6
9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Bus pick-up times & locations:
9 a.m. - Hunters Woods Shopping Center (Ledo Pizza).
9:15 a.m. - Thoreau Place, 1951 Sagewood Lane.
9:30 a.m.- Lake Anne Plaza parking lot.
$25 RA members
$31 Non-members

Join Reston Association for a trip to Old Town Alexandria where we will tour the Torpedo Factory Art Center and window shop near the water. Participants will be on their own to enjoy one of the many restaurants in town. Registration is required. Click here for registration form. Contact Ashleigh@reston.org or 703-435-6577 for details.
butterflyButterfly Class and Count
Butterfly Class
Thursday, July 7: 7-8:30 p.m.
$5/person or free for count participants
Butterfly Count
Saturday, July 9: 9:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.

Class and count will meet at the Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive
Learn the basic identification and life cycles of our local butterflies at the Butterfly Class. Then join staff and volunteers for the annual Butterfly Count through Reston's natural areas. Meet fellow butterfly lovers, learn tips on identification and have fun while helping to collect important information on our fluttering friends. Reservations required by July 5. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.
yardYard Sale Registration Open
Saturday, Sept. 10 (rain date, Sept. 11)
8:30 a.m.-noon
12000 Sunrise Valley Drive (across the street from Reston Association).
$30/RA members, booth space.
$40/Non-members, booth space.

Ninety-five families will be selling a variety of items so this event is a great opportunity to find things for a new home or a college dorm. Sign-up to have a booth or stop by to browse for great bargains. Booth space is the equivalent of two parking spaces. Tables are not provided. Space is limited. Vendors must preregister with payment to secure space. All sales are final. No refunds unless canceled due to rain. 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.  

HabitatHelp Remove Invasive Plants
Saturday, June 25
10 a.m.-noon
10805 Oldfield Drive.
garlic mustard Remove the bush honeysuckle and garlic mustard surrounding the Sunrise Valley Recreation Area. These invasive plants have taken over the field edge and hidden the natural beauty of our woods. Meet along Oldfield Drive. The entrance steps to the play area are adjacent to 10805 Oldfield Drive. Look for the Reston Association truck. To volunteer go to:  http://bit.ly/2016HabitatHeroes