RA News
Aug. 26, 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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videoVideo: Reston Kids' Triathlon

See photographs from this year's Reston Kids' Triathlon. Click here to watch the Reston Today video on YouTube and learn more about this annual event.
branchBranching Out: Fall Edition
The fall edition of Branching Out  is now available online. Click here to read the Walker Nature Center's quarterly publication.
parkinglotNotice: Parking Lot Work
The Virginia Department of Transportation has issued the following alert for the next two weekends in Reston:

Weather permitting, crews will complete maintenance and improvements to the Reston North/Wiehle Avenue park-and-ride lot near the intersection of Sunset Hills Road and Issac Newton Square.
This weekend, crews will rope off sections of the lot to cut vegetation for better parking and aisle access.

From 5 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 3 through 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 5, the lot will be closed to refresh pavement markings and make signage improvements.
About 35 new signs will be installed, with existing signs replaced, removed or relocated to designate legal and illegal parking.
Pavement markings throughout the lot will be refreshed, with some reconfigured to add six additional spaces. Including the new spaces, the lot capacity will be 340.
Drivers are asked to plan to use alternate lots during the closure and to follow guidelines for parking during the partial closures. Message signs are in place to notify users of the work schedules.
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.
possumPossum Party
Thursday, Sept. 8
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 Sept. 5. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.
What does it mean to play possum? Find out at this dynamic party. Learn about fun possum traits, read a favorite story about a harvest soiree and celebrate the end of summer possum style.
 publicsafetyPublic Safety Community Forum
Thursday, Sept. 8
7-9 p.m.
Unitarian Universalist Church, 1625 Wiehle Ave.

Hunter Mill District Supervisor Cathy Hudgins will host a community forum to provide an update on the recommendations of the Ad-Hoc Police Practices Review Commission.

In addition to the update, the forum will serve as an opportunity for the public to give their feedback on the Commission's recommendations, including proposals related to independent oversight of the Fairfax County Police Department. For additional information, please contact Paul Davis at 703-478-0283, or email address: huntermill@fairfaxcounty.gov.  
wormWorm Composting
Sunday, Sept. 11
2-3:30 p.m.
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive
$30/bin RA members, $35/bin non-members
Reservations required by Sept. 8. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.
Worm composting is a natural method of recycling food waste. It is simple, odor free and can be done anywhere. See an established bin and make one to take home. Learn how to turn your kitchen scraps into rich organic soil and compost tea.
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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.