RA News
Oct. 7, 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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WebTrac Coming to RA
Sample RA WebTrac home page.
Reston Association will soon implement a new online system that will allow members to easily sign up for RA programs and events, buy pool and tennis passes, and reserve pavilions and community buildings for special occasions. The system is called WebTrac. It will be accessible through the RA website, or users can go directly to WebTrac to browse or make a transaction.
WebTrac is a separate website from RA's main site. While a link to it will be provided on www.reston.org, the WebTrac system resides outside of the RA site and therefore requires a separate user account and login. Once a member's account is confirmed, users of the WebTrac system will have a convenient way to perform a variety of online tasks.
WebTrac is a popular system used by municipalities, parks & recreation operations and community organizations throughout the country. The software is produced by Vermont Systems Inc
Paying annual assessments or purchasing disclosure documents online will continue to be available only through the RA website and not the WebTrac system.

Members are encouraged to register on both the current RA website and WebTrac to have full access to the association's array of online services. Instructions on how to create an account in WebTrac will be made available to members within the next two weeks.
paperPaper Making
Monday, Oct. 10
1-2:30 p.m.
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.
$6/child RA members, $8/child non-members.
Ages 5-12 (Children must be accompanied by an adult.)
Reservations required by Oct. 7. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.
Since ancient Egyptian times, people have been making paper for both artistic and practical purposes. Discover how to make your own recycled paper and learn how to use it in future craft projects. This is a perfect way to enjoy your day off from school.
backyardBackyard Composting
Thursday, Oct. 13
7-8 p.m.
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.
$5/person RA members, $7/person non-members
Adults. Reservations required by Oct. 10. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.
Learn how to recycle fallen leaves in your yard the natural way. Plants will thrive in the rich organic soil that your composting efforts provide. Also learn how kitchen waste and other yard debris can be composted in your backyard. Guest presenter: Brenda Frank, Fairfax Master Gardener.
fallFall Foliage, Foods & Fun
Sunday, Oct. 16
2-3:30 p.m.
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.
$7/person RA members, $9/person non-members
All ages (Children under 12 must participate with an adult.)
Reservations required by Oct. 13. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.
Trees are showing their true colors as their green fades into beautiful reds, yellows and oranges.Take a fall foliage walk and conduct simple experiments to separate leaf color pigments. Sample tree treats and make a caramel apple to take home.
openhouseRA's Open House
Thursday, Oct. 20
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive.

Learn about Reston Association and the services and amenities it provides to members. At this open house, residents can talk to RA staff, meet the Member Services team, explore how they can get involved in Reston, and meet local elected officials and community organization representatives. Light refreshments will be available. RSVP to Member_Services@reston.org or call 703-435-6530
halloweenTwo Halloween Events for Kids
Wednesday, Oct. 19
11 a.m.-noon
Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive.

Wednesday, Oct. 26
11 am.-noon
The Lake House, 11450 Baron Cameron Ave.

Ages: 3-5 years. Children must be accompanied by an adult. $8/RA members; $10/non members.

Dress up in your favorite costume and join the fun with hands on activities and crafts. This ghostly event will disappear before your eyes so make sure to register! Email Ashleigh@reston.org or call 703-435-6577 to register.
workshopCluster Management Workshop
Oct. 12 and Oct. 26
6:30 p.m.
Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive.

Reston Association will present a two-part workshop covering best practices for cluster board management. Hear local community association experts. Click here to download the informational flyer. RSVP to covenantsworkshops@reston.org.
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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.

Sign up for a Habitat Heroes project here. 

FallcleanFall Stream Cleanup
Saturday, Oct 15
10 a.m.-noon
Rain or shine. All ages welcome.

Cleanup Sites:
Snakeden Branch Upper
Hunters Woods Village Center.

Cedar Ridge Apartments

In the woods near Great Owl Circle

Sign up here to volunteer. Contact Ha Brock at 703-435-7986 or email at habrock@reston.org for more information.
hallowHalloween Characters Needed
Friday, Oct. 28 and Saturday, Oct. 29
5-9:30 p.m.
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.

Reston Association is seeking volunteers to help with our Halloween House and Trick-or-Treat Trail.
Costumes, masks and face paint will be provided. Volunteers will receive pizza dinner, snacks and hot drinks during the event.

Volunteer orientation is Wednesday, Oct. 19 from 6-7 p.m. Click here to sign up to volunteer.