RA News
Sept. 16, 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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vidLake House Open Houses
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Saturday, Sept. 17, noon-4 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 18, 10 a.m.-noon.
11450 Baron Cameron Ave.

Reston Association's newest facility, The Lake House Sponsored by Comstock, will host two open houses next weekend. All RA members and non-members are welcome to take the tour of this lakefront property that can be rented for meetings, weddings and other occasions. Drop in and come mingle with neighbors, meet the RA Board of Directors, enjoy a bit to eat and see how The Lake House will enrich the entire Reston community. Click here to read more about the open houses or download the promotional folder here.
Board Opposes Application

Reston Association's Board of Directors unanimously voted to oppose the current St. John's Wood redevelopment application during a special meeting Wednesday. Read more.
RallyRally for a Cause Tennis Event
Saturday, Sept 17 and Sunday, Sept. 18
Lake Newport Tennis Courts.
Level: NTRP brackets for 3.0-4.5 players.

The $35 per player donation will benefit Cornerstones Laurel Learning Center and the USTA Foundation Warrior Program Curriculum. Doubles play is on Saturday and singles is on Sunday. For more information, email rally4acause@restontennis.org.
LiveMoreLive More Block Party at RTC
Tuesday, Sept. 20
Reston Town Center Pavilion
11 a.m.-2 p.m.

The goal of the "Live More Block Party" is to promote different ways to commute to work. There will be games, exhibits and more at this free event. Click here to download the informational flyer or go to the Live More Commute Less website to learn about the initiative.
IPARIPAR: Artist Talk Series
Wednesday, Sept. 21
7:30 p.m.
Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive.

Award-winning sculptor Barbara Grygutis, who has created more than 75 large-scale public art works across the United States and Canada, including the Silver Line's Spring Hill Metro station, will kick off the Initiative for Public Art-Reston's (IPAR) Artist Talk Series. Presented in collaboration with the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority Art in Transit program and the Reston Association. Event is free but registration required at rsvp@publicartreston.org.
Sauerkraut Workshop
Wednesday, Sept. 21
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive
$20/person RA members, $25/person non-members. Adults.
Reservations required by Sept. 16. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.
The ancient technique of fermentation produces some of the most beloved food products around the world. Learn about this technique then practice it by making a jar of your own sauerkraut to take home. Guest presenter: Katie Strong, Virginia Cooperative Extension
batBat Night at The Lake House
Thursday, Sept. 29
7-8 p.m.
The Lake House, 11450 Baron Cameron Ave., parking on Brown's Chapel Road.
$5/person RA members, $7/person non-members.
All ages (Children must be accompanied by an adult.)
Reservations required by Sept. 26. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.
Enjoy a program at Reston Association's new Lake House.  We will scan the sky for our favorite flying mammal, and use a bat monitor to detect bat traffic. Learn the latest from the bat world and enjoy some wildlife at Lake Newport.
walkNature Walk at Golf Course
Monday, Oct. 3
3-5 p.m.
South Lakes Park, 11100 South Lakes Drive, between Escalante Court and Olde Crafts Drive.
Free. Adults.
Reservations required by Sept. 29. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.
Learn about the natural resources and experiences that the Reston National Golf Course open space provides. Look for wildlife and visit old field and pond habitats. Co-sponsored by Rescue Reston.
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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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chokeStop the Choking Hazard
Saturday, Sept. 24
10 a.m.-noon
Old Trail Drive Tot-lot.

Volunteers will meet at the asphalt path located between 2354-2358 Old Trail Drive and work in the natural area around the tot-lot removing English ivy that is choking out the native trees and ground-covers. Volunteers will also remove large double-file viburnums to give space for native trees and shrubs. This is a satisfying job, as volunteers will see the difference they will make to restore the natural area to healthy wildlife habitat.
Click here to sign up to volunteer.