RA News
Aug. 19, 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 the Reston Association website.


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Lake House Reservations
It's not too soon to reserve space for corporate or family holiday gatherings at The Lake House.
Contact reservations@reston.org or call 703-435-6530 to check on available dates at this affordable and ideal location on Lake Newport.
magRead the August Issue Online

The latest edition of Reston magazine will be mailed to Reston Association members next week. Check your mailboxes for your copy.

Want to read Reston right now on your computer or mobile device? Simply click here.
Reston is a quarterly magazine about the association and community as a whole. It features entertaining and informative articles important to RA members and includes information on programs, events and other seasonal offerings. To advertise in Reston's premier publication, please email Mike Leone
poolsFour Pools Remain Open
Four of Reston Association's 15 pools will remain open through Labor Day weekend. They include Lake Newport, Glade, North Shore and Ridge Heights. RA's other 11 pools will close for the year this Sunday. Click here to view the pool schedule.
paidparkingRTC Paid Parking Next Month
Paid-parking in Reston Town Center begins Monday, Sept. 12. Anyone parking in town center garages on weekdays will have to pay varying rates, from $2 for the first hour, up to $24 for 12 or more hours. There are separate short-term rates for street parking. Click here for more information about RTC's new paid-parking system.
kidsKids Outdoors
Wednesday, Aug. 24
9 a.m.-noon
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.
$15/child RA Members, $20/child non-members
Ages 7-10.
Reservations required by Aug. 19. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.
Parents, drop off your kids for a morning packed with outdoor activity. Kids, top off your summer with a walk on the wild side. Activities will include an "I Spy" nature adventure, fishing in Lake Audubon, creeking for critters in the stream, a trailside snack and a natural craft to take home.
digitalDigital Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Aug. 27
10:30-11:30 a.m.
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.
$6/person RA members, $8/person non-members
All ages (Children must be accompanied by an adult.)
Reservations required by Aug. 24. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.
Calling all shutter bugs! Bring your digital cameras, and search the trails for a list of interesting and creative pictures to compose. Gather back at Nature House where we will enjoy refreshments and share your favorite photos. Awards will be presented in kids and adult categories.
goodbyeGoodbye Summer Campfire
Friday, Sept. 2
6:30-8 p.m.
WNC Campfire Ring, on Soapstone Drive between Glade Drive and Lawyers Road.
$7/person RA members, $9/person non-members
All ages (Children must be accompanied by an adult.)
Reservations required by Aug. 31. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.
Get a jump start on your Labor Day holiday with some fun around a crackling campfire. Roast a hot dog and make a s'more. Stomp your feet, sing some songs and enjoy the last weekend of summer.
jazz10th Annual Jazz Festival
Saturday, Sept. 3
1-9 p.m.
Lake Anne Plaza, 11404 Washington Plaza.

Reston Association is a sponsor of the Jazz Festival at Lake Anne. Various local and nationally known musicians will play throughout the day. The event is part of Jazz Week (Aug. 26-Sept. 3) at Lake Anne. Click here for more information about the festival and to view a list of performers.
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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.

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volsReston Tri Needs Volunteers
Reston Triathlon organizers are seeking volunteers for their race on Sunday, Sept. 11 from 5-11 a.m. The Reston Triathlon is a non-profit organization run by a board of directors composed entirely of volunteers. For safety and success, the race relies on local volunteers. Shifts, responsibilities, and arrival times vary. Click here for more information or to sign up.