RA News
Oct. 21, 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.


Click the icon above to sign up to speak at a Board of DIrectors' meeting.

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WebTrac Is Here
Click the image above to enter the WebTrac website and to set up your account. If viewing on a smaller device such as a smartphone or tablet, the WebTrac page may look slightly different than shown here.

Registering for activities, buying pool/tennis passes and reserving a community facility just got a whole lot easier. It all starts with you creating an account in Reston Association's new online registration system named WebTrac. The system is accessible through the main RA website (if viewing on a desktop or laptop computer, the link is located in the top right of the main menu bar on the home page) or by clicking here. Once you are in the WebTrac site, just follow the simple instructions to set up your account so that you are ready to sign up for activities as they become available starting in January.
Go to www.reston.org. Click the WebTrac link (highlighted in red circle in image below). Once in WebTrac, follow these instructions:

1. Under Member Login, click the link next to "Need an Account."
2. Create a username and password. Feel free to use the same login credentials as your www.reston.org account.
3. Enter your contact information in the "Household Primary Person Information" section.
4. Under "Household Questions" select your household status from the drop-down menu (Owner or Renter).
5. If you have additional household members you would like to add, select the "Add New Member" button to enter their information. Repeat this step for each household member.
6. After completing your registration and clicking "Complete Registration," allow up to two business days for your WebTrac™ account to be activated.

For questions or assistance, email
member_services@ reston.org or call 703-435-6530.
RestonTodayVideo: Helping Homes

This week's Reston Today video takes a look at Reston Association's Helping Homes program. Click the image above to watch the video on our YouTube channel and see how area businesses are getting involved to help the community.
RestonComing Soon: Reston Magazine
The fourth quarter edition of Reston magazine will go online and be delivered by mail next week. This issue focuses on redevelopment in Reston and on the goal of ensuring the value of the community.
bikeshareCapital Bikeshare Launch
Capital Bikeshare stations are scheduled to open today in Reston and several other Fairfax locations. There will be more than a dozen locations in Reston, including the Wiehle-Reston East Metro Station and Lake Anne Village Center. For more information, click here.
noticeNature House Closed for Event
NOTICE: The Nature House at the Walker Nature Center will be closed Friday, Oct. 28 through Sunday, Oct. 29 due to its annual Halloween House and Trick-or-Treat Trail event. All tickets to the event are sold out. Adults and teens interested in volunteering should contact habrock@reston.org about remaining open positions.
filmWashington West Film Festival
Oct. 20-25
Reston Town Center, Bow Tie Cinemas.

New films produced by Stephen Spielberg, Martin Scorsese and award-winning independent filmmakers from around the world will screen in Reston at the 6th annual Washington West Film Festival. Academy Award-winning actor Robert Duvall will answer questions about his films and career. Washington Post writer Bob Woodward will attend a 40th anniversary screening of All The President's Men and answer audience questions following the film.

Washington West is the only film festival in the world to give 100 percent of its box office proceeds to charities. The Boeing Company is the Presenting Sponsor of the festival.

Click here for a chance to win tickets to this weekend's event. 
mealsMeals Tax Forum
Monday, Oct. 24
7 p.m.
South Lakes High School, 11400 S. Lakes Drive.

Hunter Mill District Supervisor, Cathy Hudgins, will host a community forum on the Meals Tax Referendum proposed for Fairfax County.

Click here for more information on the referendum, which will be voted on in November. 
neighReston Opportunity Neighborhood
Wednesday, Oct. 26
7-9 p.m.
South Lakes High School, 11400 S. Lakes Drive.

Reston-area residents, nonprofits, schools, county programs, businesses and faith communities are invited to join the Reston Opportunity Neighborhood (RestON) movement, where working together with a shared set of desired outcomes, community partners focus on improved pathways for success for all children and families.

RestON brings Fairfax County's Opportunity Neighborhood initiative to some targeted areas of need. The initiative uses a collective impact approach to build for every family and child in need a strong academic foundation, family resilience, and a culture of engagement and success. RSVP for kick-off event by Oct. 21. 
trunktreat"Trunk" or Treat
Saturday, Oct. 29
4-6 p.m.
2254 Hunters Woods Plaza.

Participate in this Halloween event by decorating your trunk or creating a themed parking space in the shopping plaza. Visit each car or space for trick-or-treating fun. The lot will be closed and the police and fire departments will have various equipment on hand for children to see.

To register your trunk please contact the Reston Crime Prevention Office at 703-478-0799 or email PFC Katy Defoe at katy.defoe@fairfaxcounty.gov.
campFall Campfire
Friday, Nov. 4
6-7:30 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 under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.)
Reservations required by Nov. 1. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.
Enjoy an evening in nature singing and eating around a crackling fire. Make campfire popcorn and roast your own hot dog. Sweeten things up with s'mores. Bring a flashlight. All supplies provided.
sisterTrip to See Sister Act
Sunday, Nov. 6
9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Bus pick-up locations:
Hunters Woods Shopping Center, Thoreau Place, Lake Anne Plaza parking lot. 
$66/RA members, $72/Non-members. Fee includes transportation, buffet lunch and show. 
All ages welcome. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Join Reston Association for a chartered-bus trip to Toby's Dinner Theatre in Columbia, Md.  Sister Act is a musical comedy based on the smash hit 1992 film. Featuring original music by Tony and 8-time Oscar winner Alan Menken (Newsies, Beauty and the Beast, Little Shop of Horrors), this uplifting musical was nominated for five Tony Awards including Best Musical.

Ashleigh@reston.org or 703-435-6577 to register. 
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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. 

batpullNeighborWoods Month: Bat Pull
Saturday, Oct. 22 
10 a.m.-noon 
Between 11239 and 11240 South Shore Road.
Help us celebrate NeighborWoods Month as volunteers will remove English ivy and install native plants in an effort to help restore this RA parcel. In addition, this is also Bat Week. During Bat Week, and as part of our annual NeighborWoods project, this invasive plant pull will help improve habitat for bats and other wildlife. Native plants support a variety insects for bats to eat. By volunteering at this event, you will have the opportunity to plant native species to support bat habitat. Click here to volunteer.