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CONTENTS

32 FEATURES Enjoying Reston in the Spring BY JESSICA BIGGER

It’s a great time to head outdoors and enjoy the endless outdoor activities in Reston. Cover: It’s a beautiful native tree called Redbud, Cercis canadensis. RA encourage people to plant these as some birds and mammals eat the seeds. Lovely heart shaped leaves will follow.

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Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival

Terraset Gets A New Green Roof

Reston’s Public Golf Course

For the last 25 years, the Festival has been a must-see event for Reston’s art collectors.

Terraset Elementary School’s newly designed green roof will become part an outdoor learning program for students.

While we may think golf courses only enhance the quality of life for golfers — they produce vital habitat for a wide range of plant and animal species.

BY ERICA HARRISON

Photographer: Jim Kirby

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Want to Design an Artistic Bike Rack? Get Outside and Have a Picnic Preserving Nature in Our Own Back Yard

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BY FREYA DE COLA

#FindYourPark Mutual Respect/Mutual Understanding 18 Visit Hunters Woods

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BY BILL BURTON

ON THE STREET 28 30

The Reston Farmers Market Reduce Mosquito Breeding

AROUND RESTON 42 46

Doing Our Part to Keep Reston Clean Welcome Summer!


INSIDE MEMBER SERVICES 48 50 51

Welcome to Reston Pool & Tennis Passes for RA Members Pool & Tennis Passes for Non-RA Members

PROGRAMS & EVENTS 52 Aquatics 70 Camps & Youth Development 88 Health & Wellness 90 Nature 106 Special Events 116 Tennis

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130 Volunteer this Summer 131 Volunteer Pool Party 132 Habitat Heroes Projects 133 Invasive Plant Removal Day 134 Storm Drain Marking Project 134 Stream Monitoring 134 Lake Cleanup 135 Garlic Mustard Challenge 136 Corporate Team Building with a Difference 138 RA 2015 Volunteer Service Awards

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BOARD AND GOVERNANCE 140 Board Actions 141 Board of Directors

INFO AND RESOURCES Facility Rental Lake House and Community Building RA Common Area Fishing and Boating Facilities and Map

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RESTON VOLUME 7 | NUMBER 2

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PUBLISHER Ellen Graves, RA President, Board of Directors

DESIGN & PRODUCTION Long Nguyen long@reston.org

EDITORIAL Mike Leone mike@reston.org

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COPY EDITORS Kathy Bush CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS Amanda Lowe, Bryan Peters, Daston Sarmadi, Jann Canestra, Jim Kirby, Kristina Alcorn, Mark Majoros, Ed Hass, Steven Shur, William O'Brien RA CONTRIBUTORS Abby Stocking, Ashleigh Soloff, Cate Fulkerson, Claudia Thompson-Deahl, Ellen Graves, Ha Brock, Katie Shaw, Laura Kowalski, Lisa Delgado, Nicki Bellezza, Rob Tucker, Sabrina Tadele, Willa Whitacre

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Want to Design an Artistic Bike Rack? T BY ELLEN GRAVES

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THE PROJECT ALIGNS WITH AND COMPLEMENTS THE CURRENT MTAC’S GOAL OF INCREASING THE NUMBER OF MULTIMODAL TRANSPORTATION FACILITIES AND IMPROVING BIKE FRIENDLINESS THROUGHOUT RESTON.

the current MTAC’s goal of increasing the number of multimodal transportation facilities and improving bike friendliness throughout Reston. It also supports IPAR’s mission “to inspire an ongoing commitment to public art and create a new generation of artworks in Reston.” Bike racks are a form of street furniture that is considered an integral part of the field of public art. The racks will enhance the Reston streetscape and landscape in a manner that uplifts the appreciation of functional art. This project represents IPAR’s first attempt to commission artists to design street furniture. It also supports IPAR’s vision that “imagines public art throughout Reston that inspires the community and engages the mind and senses.” Soon, IPAR will be sending out a Call for Artistic Bike Rack Designs

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he warm spring weather is here, the flowers are blooming, and it’s the perfect time for all of us to get out and enjoy our beautiful community. For many Restonians, biking is their favorite way to get around, and soon they’ll be able to secure their bicycles in new racks, designed by artists, to complement the specific location in Reston. Spearheading this project is the Initiative for Public Art — Reston (IPAR). IPAR is partnering with Reston Association, RA’s Multimodal Transportation Advisory Committee (MTAC), Friends of Reston and Reston Bicycle Club on this public art initiative. IPAR recently received a $3,750 grant from the Virginia Commission for the Arts (VCA) “to commission a new public artwork,” and the Reston Bicycle Club and Friends of Reston generously matched the grants. The initial grant will be used to design and build the first three racks to be located at Walker Nature Center, Lake House (formerly the Tetra building) and the Pony Barn Pavilion. IPAR and MTAC hope other businesses and community organizations will participate in this and future projects. The concept of artistic bike racks started in the summer of 2014 when IPAR and the former RA Pedestrian and Bicycling Advisory Committee (PBAC) came together to discuss areas of common interest, including the design and commissioning of artistic bike racks. The project aligns with and complements

seeking design proposals for these permanent, artistic outdoor bike racks. This is a great opportunity for our local artists to design functional art that represents Reston’s unique aesthetics, and natural and cultural identity. Winning bike rack designs will be both imaginative and provide safe bike parking for cyclists throughout Reston. Here is your opportunity to bring to life Reston’s philosophy of “Live, Work, Play and Get Involved” through art. Details on the Call for Artistic Bike Rack Designs and the selection

process will be available in late April on the RA (www.reston.org) and IPAR (www.publicartreston.org) websites. Ellen Graves is the president of Reston Association.


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Get Outside and Have a Picnic BY CATE FULKERSON

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his is the time of year to get outside, breathe in the fresh air, play catch with your daughter or son, toss a Frisbee to the dog, play a game of tag, hold a family reunion, celebrate a birthday, hold a wedding, or gather with friends to have a barbeque. And, in Reston, you have the benefit of being able to do all these activities at any one of Reston Association’s seven picnic pavilions. Strategically located throughout the community, our facilities are available seven days a week for general use November through March , and can be reserved for private rentals April through October. Each pavilion area has its own unique features, such as spray fountains, tot lots, and public art; however, all have picnic tables, grills, restrooms, ample parking, are surrounded by trees, and are covered in case of mild inclement weather. My staff and I are committed to providing you and your family with the best recreational experiences possible. Maintaining and enhancing these picnic pavilions to make them premier gathering spots is one of the many ways we want you to feel that you are getting the best value for your assessment dollars. The renovations planned for the Pony Barn Pavilion are a perfect example. Located at the corner of Steeplechase Drive and Triple Crown Road, the Pony Barn site

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has been an important recreational facility in the Reston community. Since its original conveyance by the developer in 1969. The facility was once an operational horse barn before being converted into a pavilion. As part of the 2014/2015 budget development process, RA staff recommended updating the Pony Barn Pavilion and investigating what other uses might be feasible for the site. The RA Board of Directors originally allocated $30,000 in the 2014 capital budget for this work. In the summer of 2014, Reston Association formed the Pony Barn Working Group (PBWG), comprised of RA members from throughout the community and the neighborhood surrounding the site. The PBWG held over twelve public meetings to discuss the major components desired for the site and shared its proposal with the RA Board of Directors in July 2015. The new plan calls for an improved pavilion area with various updated amenities such as play areas, picnic tables and new barbecue grills. The proposal also calls for new fencing, landscaping, and increased accessibility for all users. A butterfly meadow with a viewing deck is also part of the plan. The working group's presentation and new conceptual renderings can be viewed on our website. The RA Board approved the Pony Barn concept plan in July 2015 and allocated $350,000 in the

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THE NEW PLAN CALLS FOR AN IMPROVED PAVILION AREA WITH VARIOUS UPDATED AMENITIES SUCH AS PLAY AREAS, PICNIC TABLES AND NEW BARBECUE GRILLS. 2016-2017 budget for the project. As an alternative funding source, the Association’s 501(c)(3) fundraising arm, Friends of Reston for Community Projects, Inc., is accepting donations for site renovations. With the RA Design Review Board approvals now, in over the next few months, RA staff will be working with Christopher Consultants, a Fairfax-based engineering firm, to develop site plans for submittal to Fairfax County. It is anticipated that the site plan

development and approval process with Fairfax County will take six to nine months. We look forward to celebrating the opening of the new pavilion with you in 2017. To learn more about the Pony Barn Pavilion and the Association’s other picnic pavilions, visit our website at www.reston.org, or to make a reservation, contact Member Services at reservations@reston. org, or call 703-435-6530. Cate L. Fulkerson is the Reston Association CEO, a 39-year resident of Reston and 25-year employee of RA; a regular user of RA’s recreation facilities; and to committed to making Reston the best it can be and to giving you the best value possible for your assessment dollars.


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Preserving Nature in Our Own Back Yard BY KEN PLUM  PHOTOGRAPHY BY JIM KIRBY

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ill Rogers is quoted as saying, “Buy land, God ain’t making any more of that.” For areas like Reston the issue is no longer buying land, for little, if any, is available for consumer purchase; the issue is taking care of the land we have. Restonians are fortunate in that open space preservation was a fundamental principle in the design of the community. While we may have fewer formally designated parks, an abundance of green spaces, woodlands, trails, tot lots and the Nature Center add up to 1,300 acres of open space. In addition to green spaces, we have a professional staff through Reston Association (RA) who work to ensure that those spaces stay open and healthy. With the direction and leadership of RA staff and the labor of volunteers, invasive

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species are removed, trails are maintained, lakes are dredged, and our sustainability is preserved. I grew up in a rural area of Virginia and know the state well from my work as a legislator. The state is, for the most part, divided into parcels that can vary from a fraction of an acre in the suburbs and cities to hundreds of acres in the rural areas. While state and federal parks and forests in the state are open for visitation and recreation, most people in Virginia live on and are confined to the parcel of land they own or lease. If an individual’s holdings are large enough, there may be some bio-diversity, but for many communities, it is necessary for people to drive someplace to explore nature. In contrast, I can walk just minutes from my home in Reston and be in the woods or by a stream or

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A GOVERNANCE STRUCTURE THAT PROVIDES THE RESOURCES TO PRESERVE NATURE IN OUR COMMUNITY MEANS THAT OUR CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN WILL BE ABLE TO ENJOY NATURE IN THE FUTURE. lake. The integration of nature with living spaces is one of the features that makes Reston special. A governance structure that provides the resources to preserve nature in our community means that our children

and grandchildren will be able to enjoy nature in the future. A responsibility comes with the sustainable community in which we live. Continued support of land use policies that reduce our need to drive and that maintain our open spaces — including the golf course — is critical. Our individual responsibilities include proper care of our lawns (not over-fertilizing), making our parcels of land certified wildlife habitat, composting waste, recycling whenever possible, and volunteering for community clean-up. We are fortunate to live in a community that values nature and has made it an integral part of its design. Now we need to work to protect it. Delegate Plum represents the 36th District, including all of Reston, in the Virginia House of Delegates.


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#FindYourPark N orthern Virginia’s own Ed Bearss, the National Park Service Chief Historian Emeritus, a celebrated Civil War historian, and my dear friend, once said, “As we Americans celebrate our diversity, so we must affirm our unity if we are to remain the ‘one nation’ to which we pledge allegiance. Such great symbols and meccas as the Liberty Bell, the battlefields on which our independence was won and our union preserved, the Lincoln Memorial, the Statue of Liberty, the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, Yosemite, and numerous other treasures of our National Park system, belong to all of us. These tangible evidences of our cultural and natural heritage help make us all Americans.” His words capture the beauty and importance of our National Park system. It’s a treasure that belongs to each of us. This year, as we mark the Centennial of the U.S. National Park Service, we have a sacred responsibility to preserve its legacy for future generations. Across our Commonwealth, we are privileged to have more than 21 National Parks, including the Blue Ridge Parkway, the Shenandoah National Park, and Assateague Island. Here in Northern Virginia, we are home to many sites, including Great Falls, the George Washington Memorial Parkway, the national park for the performing arts at Wolf Trap, and historical sites such as Arlington House and Manassas National Battlefield. These sites tell the story of Virginia and display its beauty for the world. But our National Parks also are economic drivers. In 2014, there were 292 million visits to our National Parks, generating $29.7 billion in economic benefits and supporting more than 277,000 jobs. If we needed a reminder of the public demand for our National Parks, just look back to the 2013 Federal Government shutdown. According to the U.S. Department of Interior, that 16-day shutdown

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BY GERRY CONNOLLY

resulted in 8 million fewer visitors to National Parks, costing the parks and surrounding communities an estimated $414 million in lost visitor spending. Virginia lost $20 million in NPS-related economic activity. These sacred spaces belong to the American people. We should be expanding opportunities to visit these public assets and working to bring more historically significant sites into the Park system. I applaud the Department of Interior and the National Park Service for launching The Every Kid in a Park initiative, which allows fourth graders nationwide to go to www.everykidinapark. gov and obtain a pass for free entry for them and their families to more than 2,000 federally managed lands and waters nationwide. As cochair of the House Green Dogs, I have been proud to partner with President Obama and support his efforts to use the Antiquities Act to designate nearly 20 additional culturally significant sites. Congress needs to rededicate

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ACCORDING TO THE NATIONAL PARK CONSERVATION ALLIANCE, VIRGINIA FACED MORE THAN $755 MILLION IN DEFERRED MAINTENANCE IN 2014. itself in support of the National Park Service. Sadly, the system is facing the greatest funding and infrastructure challenge in its history. According to the National Park Conservation Alliance, Virginia faced more than $755 million in deferred maintenance in 2014. Nationally, that figure grows to $11.5 billion. One important step Congress should take is to pass The National Park Service Centennial Act, which will provide additional funds to

address the maintenance backlog and allow the Park Service to expand its Volunteers in the Park program. In addition, it will establish a Second Century Endowment to leverage private donations for NPS projects and programs. This is a down payment so future generations will have access to our parks for another hundred years. As we celebrate the centennial, I encourage all Restonians to join the #FindYourPark movement and visit your favorite park. Congressman Gerry Connolly represents Virginia’s 11th District, which includes Reston. A former chairman of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, he serves on both the Oversight and Government Reform and the Foreign Affairs committees.


IN THE PARK

Free Performances!

WITH SHENANDOAH CONSERVATORY

6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. • Reston Town Square Park July 3: The Robert Larson Trio

Music of the Swing Era

Shenandoah Conservatory’s Professor of Jazz Piano Robert Larson joins special guests for an evening of jazz standards from the Swing era.

July 10: Shenandoah Conservatory String Ensemble

An Evening of Chamber Music

Shenandoah Conservatory’s Associate Professor of Strings Akemi Takayama (violin) and students from the Conservatory perform an evening of string chamber music, including works by Arensky and Mendelssohn.

July 17: Akemi Takayama & Donovan Stokes

A Grand Duo

Shenandoah Conservatory’s Associate Professor of Strings Akemi Takayama (violin) and Professor of Strings Donovan Stokes (double bass) perform Bottesini’s Grand Duo Concertante for violin and double bass and selections from the Baroque era.

July 24: Shenandoah Conservatory Saxophone Quartet

Eclectic Mix

Take a musical journey through the history of the saxaphone as Shenandoah Conservatory’s Professor of Saxophone and students from the Conservatory perform an evening of saxophone rep, featuring an eclectic mix of music from Baroque, Broadway, and Belle Epoque.

July 31: Shenandoah Conservatory Brass Quintet

In Concert

Shenandoah Conservatory’s Associate Professor of Trumpet Chuck Seipp and other brass faculty from the Conservatory perform an evening of selections spanning nearly 400 years from Handel, Debussy and Sousa to Leonard Bernstein and Fatz Waller.

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Mutual Respect/Mutual Understanding I BY CATHY HUDGINS  PHOTO BY MATTHEW DUFFY

t takes a lot of commitment and human interaction to build almost anything, and I speak from experience. Over the last several years, the building which had housed the Hunter Mill District office and the police department has morphed into brand spanking new, spacious, attractive professional workspace and community space. Complete with a marvelous public art feature, which I specifically requested during the concept phase. As with any creation, there have been challenges. On the building side, there has been the complicated phasing of destruction and construction, the unexpected issues and the surprise weather conditions, all of which affected the completion of the artwork as well. Happily, great progress has been made on the construction of this project, which allows us to focus on Mutual Respect/ Mutual Understanding, the title of the sculpture recently installed on the Welcome Terrace of the new building. From the onset, this outdoor public sculpture has been a wonderful example of collaboration. The Initiative for Public Art Reston (IPAR) generously shared aesthetic counsel with design engineers, county staff, and my office to guide our decision–making. IPAR is a community organization that seeks to inspire the community, remain true to Reston’s commitment to public art, and engage the mind by incorporating creative, innovative, highquality works of art in our everyday life. IPAR served as the model for a

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WHILE THE SCULPTURE MAY BE VIEWED AS ABSTRACT, THE MESSAGE IS RECOGNIZABLE: TWO OPEN HANDS EXTENDING TO EACH OTHER — TRADITIONAL, UNIVERSAL SIGN OF PEACE. Fairfax county policy on public art. The IPAR Public Art Committee offered comments and advice on virtually all aspects of this sculpture, including the initial call for artists, selection of the artist, design concept,

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site selection, materials used and for the public interpretation and visual impact. I find that the name of the piece, Mutual Respect/Mutual Understanding, captures the essence of my 16-plus years as your supervisor. As Matthew Duffy, the creator of the piece, explains, “Stainless steel is strong yet flexible. It provides an excellent foundation for design. While the sculpture may be viewed as abstract, the message is recognizable: two open hands extending to each other — traditional, universal sign of peace.” Rising out of the ground, it is a welcoming greeting to those who enter the building to do business; it is a farewell gesture to those who leave. To those who gather in community service, as well as to those who exit to serve, the community, the hands connect the purpose of the building to its surroundings

and provide a physical symbol of the message I have promoted when serving the community. The hands are a reminder that community offers us support, goods and services that we cannot achieve as individuals, and that individual quality of life is inseparable from the success of the community. In closing, I invite you to join the Reston District Police and Hunter Mill District office on June 18 for our joint Hunter Mill District Governmental Center Open House and sculpture unveiling and installation. As details are finalized, we will make more information public. Cathy Hudgins has represented the Hunter Mill District on the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors since 2000. As a long-time Restonian, she has been involved with local, county and state politics for over 30 years.


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Visit Hunters Woods I

BY LEILA GORDON  PHOTOS PROVIDED BY RCC AND FAIRFAX POLICE DEPARTMENT

t’s been about three years since neighbors in the Hunters Woods Village Center community began working collaboratively to promote safe, friendly and enjoyable experiences here for all our residents, employees and visitors. With representatives from Christ the Servant Lutheran Church, the owners of Hunters Woods Shopping Center (EDENS), the Reston Community Center, Reston Association, Southgate Community Center, and Hunters Woods Fellowship House, among others, the Hunters Woods Neighborhood Coalition was convened by our local human services non-profit, Cornerstones. Partnering with us were the Fairfax County Police and the Office of the Hunter Mill District Supervisor. At the outset, our initial focus was on reducing criminal activity — largely in and around the parking lot areas — and promoting better understanding among us of the problems surrounding homelessness. The criminal activity in Hunters Woods Village Center was significantly reduced from the summer of 2013 to the summer of 2014 — by a total of 63 percent. This was accomplished by all the Hunters Woods Neighborhood Coalition partners agreeing to enforce standards of conduct across all the public areas of the plaza and parking lot; increasing reporting of activity that seemed suspicious or that was criminal; adding bike patrols in warm weather and police presence in and around the village center; and increasing awareness of how to prevent theft. Those gains have been sustained. The Hunters Woods Neighborhood Coalition also undertook a series of community meetings. Critically, at those meetings,

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IT SIGNIFIES THE NEARLY THREE YEARS OF WORK WE HAVE ALL DONE TO IMPROVE THE EXPERIENCES PEOPLE HAVE IN HUNTERS WOODS. people were given the opportunity to express their concerns to police and officials from county agencies, Reston Association, Reston Community Center and the shopping center ownership. Some of our neighbors experiencing homelessness also attended and described the experiences they had as victims of crime. Employees of the Coalition partners participated in Mental Health First Aid training to be better able to respond to people in crisis. Importantly, everyone achieved a greater understanding of

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one another and the best practices to make our neighborhood a more welcoming, safer and happier place. This spring and summer when you shop, worship, play or visit at Hunters Woods, we hope you will notice the Coalition’s new logo on display in our windows. It signifies the nearly three years of work we have all done to improve the experiences people have in Hunters Woods. Bike over to us and park your “two-wheeler” at one of the new bike racks. Enjoy the midday National “Day” Out party with our

law enforcement partners in August. Come see the Young Actors Theatre shows presented by the children in this signature RCC summer program. Grab a bite to eat at any of several tasty dining options in our neighborhood — your palate can go to India, Japan, China — or you can indulge in the American standards of pizza, subs and wings. Whatever you want to do, we hope you will enjoy and appreciate the feeling of welcome you experience, the pleasure of people who enjoy each other’s company and the assets of our neighborhood. It does indeed take the efforts of the people in our “village” to make Hunters Woods Village Center the best place it can be. Like Hunters Woods Neighborhood Coalition on Facebook

Leila Gordon has been the RCC Executive Director since 2008.


Reston Community Center Presents

Family Fun Entertainment Series

Saturdays • 10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. • Free • All Ages Reston Town Square Park (Corner of Market Street and Explorer Street)

June 18:

Turley the Magician

June 25:

Percussion Discussion

July 2:

Nicolo the Jester

July 9:

Beale Street Puppets: Dig Those Dinosaurs

July 16:

Rocknoceros

July 23:

Magic by Geo

July 30:

Mark Lohr

July 2

June 25

July 23

June 18

July 16

August 6

July 9

August 6: Mr. Skip

Presented by Reston Community Center in cooperation with MSE Productions, Inc.

July 30

Take a Break

June 16

July 14

FREE CONCERT SERIES

August 11

Thursdays • 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. • Lake Anne Plaza

June 23

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August 18

August 25

September 1

June 16:

Dance Night with the Radio King Orchestra

June 23:

Texas Chainsaw Horns

June 30:

Swing Sisters (Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer)

July 7:

Cheick Hamala Diabate

July 14:

Four Star Combo

July 21:

Dance Night with Cedar Creek

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Fresh Air

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Dance Night with Sin Miedo

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Uptown Vocal Jazz Quartet

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Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival Celebrates 25 Years A

BY ERICA HARRISON  PHOTOS COURTESY OF GREATER RESTON ARTS CENTER

re you curious about contemporary art? Do you have an interest in collecting original art for your home or workplace? Or are you simply interested in experiencing exceptional fine art and craft, exciting performances, and family-friendly creative activities? Then don’t miss the Greater Reston Arts Center’s 25th annual Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival at Reston Town Center the weekend of May 21-22! At the Greater Reston Arts Center (GRACE), a 42-year old community-based non-profit, we are passionate about connecting the community with excellent contemporary art. GRACE presents changing exhibitions year-round in its gallery, located in Reston Town Center and open free to the public. Through 2017, art is also available outside the gallery, in the form of a temporary public art installation by internationally-recognized artist Patrick Dougherty. In addition to its critically-noted exhibitions, GRACE offers a wide variety of programming for all ages, ranging from summer camp and preschool programs to workshops and

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artist lectures. Our largest annual program is the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival, when GRACE brings the art to the streets of Reston Town Center. The Festival is also GRACE’s most important fundraiser, sustaining our year-round educational and outreach programs. The Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival promotes art appreciation by educating, inspiring, and engaging visitors with a diverse array of outstanding contemporary fine art and craft. This two-day art extravaganza is consistently rated one of the best juried outdoor art festivals in the country. The Festival has been described by Art Fair Insiders as “one of the finest quality art fairs in this region of the country. The ‘art stars’ of the outdoor art fairs vie for spaces here, [and it is] a wonderful place to add contemporary art to your collection.” For many years, the Festival has been consistently voted a “Best of Reston/Herndon” by Washingtonian Magazine and “Best Art Festival in Northern Virginia” by Virginia Living magazine. The Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival was founded in 1992 under the leadership of Reston artist Judith Forst, then director of

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THE FESTIVAL WILL BE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, RAIN OR SHINE, ON SATURDAY, MAY 21 FROM 10 A.M. – 6 P.M. AND SUNDAY, MAY 22 FROM 10 A.M. – 5 P.M.

GRACE. Now celebrating its 25th anniversary, the Festival continues to thrive, featuring over two hundred artists selected on the basis of quality, originality, and craftsmanship by a panel of expert jurors. The artists, who come from all over the United States and Canada, will be highlighting their newest work in a wide variety of media ranging from painting, drawing, and sculpture, to metal, wood, and fiber. The Festival will be open to the public, rain or shine, on Saturday, May 21 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sunday, May 22 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. The Festival is a perfect opportunity to explore a wide variety of artistic approaches and to learn about art by interacting directly with the artist. Collecting art can be an exciting, personally enriching

experience. For the last 25 years, the Festival has been a must-see event for Reston’s art collectors. Bonnie Haukness, a GRACE Board member and art lover, observes, “Artwork I have purchased from the artists at the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival has added vibrancy and value to my home. Through the Festival, I have collected over 30 original works from master artisans and have made lifelong connections with the artists, whom I now call friends.” New collector and Reston resident Bill Smith says that he never made a conscious decision to collect art, but he knew he didn’t want the same objects that other people had. At the 2015 Festival, he was struck by the exuberance of one painter’s textured brushstrokes and her unique perspective on reality. That artist, Julia Gilmore from Ontario, Canada, insists, “Art is part of who you are as a person. It affects you on a deeper level — it is not just stuff to go on the walls.” From Julia’s perspective, the Festival offers an opportunity to establish a rapport with visitors, often leading to private commissions or future sales. For the patron, like Bill Smith, artworks purchased at the


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THE FESTIVAL IS A PERFECT OPPORTUNITY TO EXPLORE A WIDE VARIETY OF ARTISTIC APPROACHES, AND TO LEARN ABOUT ART BY INTERACTING DIRECTLY WITH THE ARTIST.

Festival become lifelong treasures and represent a rich relationship between the artist and the collector. The Festival kicks off with the Launch Party, held in the Pavilion on Friday, May 20 from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m. Sponsored by The M Group, a local architecture firm, the Launch Party offers artsy beverages, savory creations, and an exciting silent auction, plus a chance to mingle with the Festival artists. Tickets for the party are $100 per person, and all proceeds benefit GRACE. On Saturday and Sunday, a voluntary donation of $5 per adult upon entry to the Festival directly supports

GRACE’s mission and operations. In return, patrons will be provided with a robust full-color program featuring a Festival map, list of artists, and valuable discount certificates from local restaurants. Entry donations are discounted 20 percent if you donate online before May 18. In addition to the art, innovative dance performances sponsored by the Reston Community Center will be presented periodically throughout the weekend at the public sculpture sites in Reston Town Square and Hyatt Park. GRACE also offers young festival visitors an opportunity to create their own

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masterpieces in the Family Art Park at the Town Center Pavilion. The Art Park will feature free art activities based on GRACE Art, our signature outreach program which promotes the understanding and importance of art history and impacts over 20,000 students annually. This year, children’s face painting and balloon animals will be offered at no charge thanks to the volunteer efforts of the Chantilly High School National Art Honor Society. Through a dynamic partnership with Reston Town Center Association and Boston Properties, all interior streets in Reston Town Center are “pedestrian only” during the Festival, creating a dynamic eleven-block art walk. Convenient free parking is available in any of seven garages in the Town Center. The Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival is made possible through collaboration between GRACE’s board and staff, an incredible team

of 500 volunteers, the participating artists, and our valued patrons. Equally essential are GRACE’s generous Festival sponsors, including Title Sponsor Lindsay Volkswagen of Dulles, Signature Community Sponsors Reston Community Center and Reston Town Center Association, Pavilion Sponsor The M Group, and our Venue Host Reston Town Center, among other valued supporters. Join us! For more information visit us online at www.restonarts.org Erica Harrison is a visual artist, avid birder, and serves as the Associate Curator/Festival Director at the Greater Reston Arts Center.


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Terraset Gets A New Green Roof T BY FREYA DECOLA ď Ž PHOTOGRAPHY BY SEAN BAHRAMI

erraset Elementary School, on Ridge Heights Road, has been known for its distinctive design since it opened in 1977. Built in an era of concern to reduce energy use due to an ongoing oil embargo, the school was constructed underground (thus the name), with a green roof as one of its signature features. Now, with a growth in student population, Terraset is undergoing significant renovation, enlarging square footage by a third, with new windows to let in more natural light and a newly designed green roof. But this roof is not just a space for grass and plants. When it's completed later this year, the school's new roof will become part of the curriculum. The roof will play a significant role in Terraset's developing outdoor learning program. It will provide space for planter beds, a wildflower meadow, a weather station, a sundial, a walkway that will be used for measurement activities, a composting area and other features. An Eagle Scout is working with the school to design and build these features. As school principal Lindsay Trout notes with anticipation, "We are renovating way more than a physical space; we're renovating how we do what we do." The original architectural design for the renovation was conventional, with large areas of asphalt and lawn. But Trout and members of her staff saw an opportunity to use the space more creatively, combining energy-efficiency with hands-on learning activities across

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WORKING WITH SUPPORTIVE SCHOOL SYSTEM ADMINISTRATORS AND SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER PAT HYNES, THEY GOT APPROVAL FOR A REDESIGN THAT WOULD ENABLE THEM TO USE THE SPACE TO SUPPORT STUDENTS' LEARNING. the curriculum. Working with supportive school system administrators and school board member Pat

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Hynes, they got approval for a redesign that would enable them to use the space to support students' learning. Even though the renovation is still in progress, outdoor education activities are already happening. In a walkway area out a side door of a newly renovated part of the school, what would have been an empty expanse of asphalt has been transformed into a native plant garden with a bird feeder and a Monarch butterfly way station. Already this year, the school has raised two dozen Monarch caterpillars and pupae, and students have carried the newly-hatched butterflies outside so they can start their migratory journey. This activity was featured in an RA Reston Today video last September and can be seen on

Terraset's website: http://www.fcps. edu/TerrasetES/index.html. Inside the side door, in a new large foyer, is the outdoor learning center, overseen by Outdoor Learning Coordinator Jann Canestra. Jann is an enthusiastic advocate for hands-on outdoor activities, and in her work with all grade levels, she sees the positive responses of students. She's developed many ways to teach concepts that involve movement rather than pencil and paper and has particularly watched students who may struggle in the classroom become fully engaged when they can learn by doing. Canestra meets with each class every two weeks for science-based lessons that can also involve language, math and even how to put together a business plan (say, for


planting fruit trees and selling the produce). To study about clouds, classes went outside and lay down on the grass to see what they could observe. Students collected apple seeds from their lunch to see how many of them would sprout. Students often come by on their own, too, and leave her artwork and writing they've done in response to the activities she puts together. "As a result of the outdoor learning curriculum ,behavior improves, test scores go up and children feel better about themselves," she observes. Terraset is following the model of the Eco-Schools Project, an international program sponsored in the United States by the National Wildlife Federation. Central to the program is a school-based action team composed of students,

administrators, educators, nonteaching staff, parents and other community volunteers. These members will work together as partners, with students given a leading role. According to principal Lindsay Trout, the student eco-action team is made up of fifth graders who will develop and conduct a school environmental audit, one of the program requirements. They'll be looking at such things as the amount of waste generated, comparing that to the amount of recycling in the school, and coming up with ways to reduce energy use. These topics can involve not only their fellow students and the teaching staff, but the custodial staff as well. Trout notes that parents have had an enthusiastic response to the developing program, including

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donating convertible bench-table furniture for the native plant garden area. She's getting requests from parents to have their own eco-action team. The new green roof and other design features, along with the EcoSchools Project participation, furthers goals for student achievement established by Fairfax County Public Schools in 2014. One of five goals of the FCPS Portrait of a Graduate highlights ethical and global citizenship, including environmental stewardship. The Eco-Schools Project has a fairly stringent set of requirements that schools need to complete to earn a series of flags, starting with bronze, then silver and working up to green. So far, six Fairfax County schools have green flags. "It's a big deal and a source of pride," Trout says. Her motivation comes in part from having been a student at Terraset herself. Her mother still

lives in the neighborhood and is a frequent visitor to the school. "This is more than just a project to me," she comments. She's hoping that Terraset can become a model program for other schools to follow. The unique building features, such as the renovated green roof, will help achieve that. The central place of open space and natural areas in Reston as a community is also an important factor. But the key ingredients are the creativity, dedication and enthusiasm of Principal Lindsay Trout, coordinator Jann Canestra, and the students, staff and parents who develop and shape this exciting outdoor learning curriculum. Freya De Cola served for 10 years on RA's Environmental Advisory Committee and continues to do environmental volunteer work in Reston.


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The Reston Farmers Market A BY JOHN LOVAAS  PHOTOGRAPHY BY THUY DONG

fter the Great Whiteout blizzard of 2016, some of us thought we might never go outside again. But, spring has sprung and the Reston Farmers Market is getting ready for its opening on May 7th! The Market offers an amazing variety of the freshest, locally grown foods and “fixins” you can imagine. This year marks the 19th season for the Fairfax County Park Authority — sponsored Reston Farmers Market at the Lake Anne Village Center. A special Incan cowbell rings to open the Market every Saturday morning at 8:00 a.m. and rings again at noonish to announce closing. That is plenty of time to enjoy being outdoors and visiting with neighbors and your favorite farmers and vendors, most of whom have been coming to the Reston Farmers Market for many years. In addition to our 31 farmers/vendors, the Fairfax Master Gardeners’ Plant Clinic will again be part of the Market from May 7 into September. The Master Gardeners are well prepared community volunteers who can answer questions and help you work through problems you might be having with your own yard or garden. If you’ve got an ailing plant, you can even bring them a sample of it. The MGs can help identify the pest or disease and how to deal with it. Furthermore, if they cannot immediately identify the problem, they can access the labs of Virginia Tech and their scientists. The MGs enjoy helping other gardeners and have helped solve hundreds of lawn and garden issues in fourteen years at the Reston Farmers Market. In the Market’s early years, we were able to serve many lower income neighbors who came to shop and were

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able to use their vouchers from the Women, Infants and Children (WIC — food stamps) program at many stands to buy nutritious basic food. Unfortunately, Virginia curtailed its support for WIC and for many years it was very difficult for lower income neighbors to afford food they had previously bought. For several years we lobbied to make the new federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) available at the Reston Farmers Market to serve these neighbors. Thanks to the combined efforts of the Park Authority and CORNERSTONES (formerly Reston Interfaith), the SNAP program began in Reston two years ago and will return this year. You’ll see the SNAP tent and CORNERSTONES staff (Bill Threlkeld and Minnie Orozco) and volunteers dispensing SNAP tokens for use at participating stands. We are delighted to have SNAP at the Market. And what a Market it is! It started with the basics — fresh vegetables and fruits. But the kinds and varieties of fruits and vegetables produced locally (defined as within 125 miles of here) have grown exponentially since the Market opened in 1998. Also,

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over the years, many more products were added in response to customer demand and a growing diversity of products. In addition to the universe of fresh fruits and vegetables, the Market now offers a great range of baked goods (four bakers!); both cow and goat cheeses; a wonderful selection of meats, including Asian Water Buffalo; seafood from the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries; a fabulous array of beautiful plants and cut flowers; fine homemade pasta; honey from Virginia bees; a large selection of berries, including organic; pickles; kettlecorn; ice cream made before your very eyes; and the newest additions — fresh Creamline milk from Misty Meadow Creamery and homemade meat pies from Kiwi Cuisine. In fact, to get a fuller appreciation of the Reston Farmers Market, you really should visit our website at www. restonfarmersmarket.com There you can learn about the farmers and producers, where they come from and what wonderful products they bring. Sadly, two original customers of the Reston Farmers Market passed away in the last few months. Reston Founder Robert Simon, who, as a

member of the Reston Association Board of Directors helped to get the Reston Farmers Market started and was a regular customer throughout the rest of his life. In fact, he was last seen at the Market a few weeks before he died. He was sitting on the seat of his walker in front of the Arnest’s Seafood stand partaking of his beloved oysters fresh from the shell. The other original was Suzanne Ekborg, who arrived at the Market nearly every single Saturday during the season several minutes before the opening bell for 18 years. Suzanne loved the market, knew all the vendors, and will be missed by all of us at the Reston Farmers Market. Remember, the Reston Farmers Market will open Saturday, May 7 and, except for the day of the Multicultural Festival (Sept. 24), will operate every Saturday through November 12, 2016. Mr. Lovaas is a retired USAID Senior Foreign Service Officer and lives at Lake Anne with Fran, the CoMarket Master and his wife of over 50 years.


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Reduce Mosquito Breeding A

BY SUSAN BOSER AND NICKI BELLEZZA  PHOTOGRAPHY BY NICKI BELLEZZA

h, summertime… picnics, barbeques, outdoor activities … unfortunately, also a time to be bugged by mosquitoes. Mosquitoes have been linked to dengue, yellow fever, West Nile virus and the Zika virus.

One of the best ways to combat the spread of mosquito–borne diseases is to eliminate places that can harbor standing water where mosquitoes can breed. It takes less than a week for mosquitoes to complete their larval and pupal stages to become biting adults when optimal breeding conditions are present. Stagnant, warm water provides a prime habitat for fueling the mosquito’s life cycle. Children’s wading pools left full overnight, wheelbarrows, flower pots, recycling bins, bird baths, discarded tires, and clogged rain gutters and downspouts all present the opportunity for water to collect. In addition, low spots in yards or fields with poor drainage, tire ruts, and abandoned pools are all ideal

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ONE OF THE BEST WAYS TO COMBAT THE SPREAD OF MOSQUITO – BORNE DISEASES IS TO ELIMINATE PLACES THAT CAN HARBOR STANDING WATER WHERE MOSQUITOES CAN BREED.

places for mosquito breeding. Ornamental ponds can be a source of relaxation and add an aesthetically pleasing water feature to your yard. If these ponds are not properly maintained, however, they can become a perfect place for mosquitoes to breed. A pond with a pump and some means of moving

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the water through the pond should not cause problems, as mosquitoes prefer still water in which to lay their eggs. Additionally, a pond with fish, frogs, turtles, and other aquatic life that eat mosquito larvae will not become a mosquito breeding ground. If sources collecting water can’t be eliminated, larvicide products such

as Mosquito Dunks exist which treat standing water areas. Dunks are doughnut-shaped cakes made up of bacillus theringensis — a bacteria that specifically targets the gut of mosquito larvae, leaving them unable to survive. The dunks slowly dissolve over time and protect the water from becoming a mosquito


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habitat. Insecticides can be used to help eliminate biting mosquitoes. Bushy green plants, ivy, and other ground-covering plants and bamboo provide good hiding places for mosquitoes. Organize a neighborhood cleanup. Discard potential mosquito breeding sites and manage vegetation that mosquitoes may be using as hiding places. Be sure to protect yourself from a bite by limiting your time outdoors in the evenings, when mosquitoes

tend to bite, and by using an insect repellent containing DEET, picaridin, oil of lemon eucalyptus, or IR 3535 as the active ingredient. Wear long, loose-fitting, light-colored clothing to minimize your exposure to mosquitoes. Keep doors and windows closed and make sure screens are in good repair. When using any kind of pesticide, always follow the label instructions and use extra caution when applying repellent to children. While these precautions will help prevent mosquito bites, it is still important to watch out for the signs and symptoms of mosquito-borne diseases like Zika and West Nile virus. Symptoms of Zika include fever, rash, joint pain, muscle pain, headache and conjunctivitis (red eyes). Mild symptoms of West Nile virus include fever, headache, body aches, nausea, vomiting, or a skin rash on the upper body. Serious symptoms may include high fever, headache, neck stiffness,

neurological problems (stupor, disorientation, tremors, convulsions), weakness, paralysis or coma. West Nile virus infection can also be fatal. If you think you have a mosquitoborne disease, consult your physician. For more information, visit the Health Department's Disease Carrying Insects Web page: http:// www.fairfaxcounty.gov/hd/westnile/ mosquito.htm. If you have questions or concerns about mosquitoes or mosquito-borne disease, please contact the Health Department at 703-2468931 or fightthebite@fairfaxcounty. gov.

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Enjoying Reston in the Spring Y BY JESSICA BIGGER  PHOTOGRAPHY BY CHARLE VEATCH, JIM KIRBY, DASTON SARMADI AND SEAN BAHRAMI

ou know that spring is finally here when the cherry trees blossom, the flowers begin to bloom and the temperatures start to rise. It’s a great time to head outdoors and enjoy the fresh warm air. The outdoor activities in Reston are endless. There are over 55 miles of paved surface and nature trails to explore, recreational parks, gardens, neighborhood cleanups, volunteer opportunities to keep Reston pristine, pools, boating and fishing on Reston Association’s four lakes, as well as spring and summer festivals. You can also head over to the Farmer’s Market in Lake Anne every Saturday as a great way to spend your morning and meet up with friends.

THE OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES IN RESTON ARE ENDLESS. Gardening and Spring Cleanup

Although there is the possibility of a frost in April, it’s still a good time to start thinking about what you would like to plant in your yard or garden. For those of you who live in an apartment, condo, or townhome and have little or no space, Reston Association has four garden plots, three of them being organic. You can contact Liz Bradley at liz@ reston.org to sign up for or get more information on one of the four garden plots available. For those interested in organic gardening, RA holds a workshop every year in February. WWW.RESTON.ORG | APRIL 2016

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IF YOU AREN’T ALREADY PARTICIPATING IN A NEIGHBORHOOD SPRING CLEANUP, YOU CAN SHOW YOUR PRIDE IN RESTON BY CLEANING UP YOUR OWN YARD IF YOU OWN A SINGLE FAMILY, HOME OR BY GATHERING NEIGHBORS TOGETHER TO CLEAN UP THE HOA COMMON AREAS.

Since this event has already passed, you can contact the Walker Nature Center to find out when they host their organic gardening workshop. If you can’t make any of these workshops, there are also extension services available. If you aren’t already participating in a neighborhood spring cleanup, you can show your pride in Reston by cleaning up your own yard if you own a single-family home, or by gathering neighbors together to clean up the HOA common areas. There’s plenty to be done after a long winter; pruning, trimming, planting, weeding, and other landscaping as needed. Plus, it's a great time to socialize with your neighbors.

To Plant or Not to Plant? That is the Question.

Reston Association encourages you to grow plants native to Virginia. There is an incredible variety to choose from. You can visit www.

plantnovanatives.org for a full list of acceptable plants to choose from. Also, Plant Nova Native’s website lists a number of garden centers that sell many of the native plants listed here or on their site. Below is a brief list to consider. Flowering Plants §§ Aquilegia canadensis – Wild or Eastern Red Columbine §§ Dicentra eximia – Wild Bleeding Heart §§ Fragaria virginiana – Wild Strawberry §§ Geranium maculatum – Wild Geranium Shrubs §§ Rhododendron periclymenoides – Pinxterbloom Azalea §§ Rosa carolina – Carolina Rose, Pasture Rose §§ Sambucus canadensis – Elderberry

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Vaccinium pallidum – Early Lowbush Blueberry

Small to Large Trees §§ Amelanchier canadensis – Canada Serviceberry §§ Carpinus caroliniana – American Hornbeam, Ironwood §§ Magnolia virginiana – Sweetbay Magnolia Reston Association advises against buying invasive trees, bushes, flowers, and ground cover. Invasive plants are not native to the area and tend to spread like wildfire, competing with native plants in RA’s woodland habitats, open spaces and in our neighborhoods, taking over the area and choking out the native plants. Below is a list of invasive species to avoid planting in your yard or HOA common areas.

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Invasive Plants to Avoid Planting §§ Exotic Bamboos §§ Winged Burning Bush §§ Oriental Bittersweet §§ Chinese and Japanese Wisteria §§ English Ivy §§ Japanese Barberry §§ Honeysuckle “These invasive plants tend to escape people’s property and end up in Reston’s open spaces — forests, fields, etc.,” ultimately destroying the native plants, explained Claudia Thompson-Deahl, the Environmental Resources Senior Manager for the Reston Association.

Outdoor Recreation

There is an incredible amount of outdoor activities in Reston during the spring and summer months. There are miles and miles of paved trails that link neighborhoods and shopping centers together, nature paths, open space for recreational sports, swimming and tennis, and several opportunities to volunteer and give back to RA and the community. When spring arrives it seems like the paths come alive with

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walkers, dog walkers, joggers and bicyclists. Depending on where you live, you can kill two birds with one stone by taking a peaceful walk on RA’s interconnected paved pathways to the Reston Town Center, North Point or Tall Oaks Village Centers and getting a good workout at the same time. Hikers and nature lovers can explore Walker Nature Center’s paths or sit on one of their comfortable chairs and watch the birds feed at the feeder. Since it’s spring migration, you can bring your own pair of binoculars and search for birds on your hike. The best time to birdwatch is at dawn or just before dusk, where birds are most active during their feeding times, according to birding expert Melissa Mayntz from birding.about.com. Of course, there are plenty of opportunities to run into other wildlife as well. RA boasts a large number of recreational parks for sports teams — soccer, baseball, football, etc., fifteen pools, most opening on Memorial Day weekend, and several small/ large playgrounds for parents looking to get their kids out to burn off some energy, get some fresh air, and

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socialize with other children. Some unique opportunities? Rent a boat on Lake Anne or fish in one of Reston’s four lakes. Just a reminder, it is catch and release only. Finally, volunteering is a way to give back to your community and help keep Reston’s forests, fields, and open spaces healthy and pristine. The biggest need in the spring and summer months is helping RA maintain its habitats. Habitat Heros, volunteers who meet every month except in January and February to help keep Reston’s wooded and open space habitats healthy, remove vines and invasive plants that are detrimental to the area. Another opportunity to help is participating in lake cleanups. “We rely on citizen volunteers to help us with maintaining open space. We need citizens to help with winter bird counts, too. Any way you want to get involved is wonderful,” encouraged Thompson-Deahl.

Festivals and Events

The festival season arrives come spring and continues through fall. And don’t forget about Reston’s

famous Farmer’s Market at Washington Plaza in Lake Anne every Saturday morning from 8 a.m. to noon. The first farmer’s market of the season begins the first Saturday in May. Choose from a variety of spring greens and plants, and don’t forget to stop by the craft section before you leave. There are probably many more things to do outside in Reston that are not listed here. But take a look at RA’s website, magazines, and other Northern Virginia sites to get some ideas or what to do outdoors during the spring and summer months. Reston is definitely a great place to spend your spring and summer months outdoors. For information about volunteer opportunities, garden plot rentals, seasonal activities, events and festivals, visit www.reston.org. Jessica Bigger is a freelance writer who lives in Reston.


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Reston’s Public Golf Course: Good for Wildlife, Too! BY BILL BURTON  PHOTOGRAPHY BY ED HASS AND LAUREL WANROW

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WHILE WE MAY THINK OF GOLF COURSES AS LARGELY IRRELEVANT TO OUR QUALITY OF LIFE — UNLESS, OF COURSE, WE PLAY GOLF ON THEM — THEY PRODUCE VITAL HABITAT FOR A WIDE RANGE OF PLANT AND ANIMAL SPECIES.

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he 18-hole Reston National Golf Course occupies 166 acres in a residential area of south Reston. Its tree-lined fairways and greens are tucked in between townhouse developments and the backyards of single-family homes. While we may think of golf courses as largely irrelevant to our quality of life — unless, of course, we play golf on them — they produce vital habitat for a wide range of plant and animal species. Why is our golf course ecologically valuable? Before this area was developed by Robert E. Simon in the early ‘60s, south Reston was mostly continuous woods. While mature trees provide important habitat, species diversity in the middle of a forest is actually lower than in an area with clearings. Why? Species of flowering plants that need full sun or partial shade will thrive where the deep shade of the woods gives way to the unobstructed sunlight of an open clearing. These plants in turn support even more species of insect sthat forage on the leaves and collect

pollen and nectar from the flowers, and the insects are preyed upon by other insects and birds. Species such as bluebirds and red-shouldered hawks will nest in one habitat and get their food in another: the bluebird raises its young in tree cavities and hunts insects in open spaces, while the hawk builds its nest high in a tree canopy and searches for rodents in a nearby clearing. Forestdwelling box turtles dine on berry bushes at the forest’s edge. Several foxes live on and around Reston National Golf Course, digging out their dens in the soft soil underneath stands of trees, and snatching squirrels and mice as they scurry across open areas. This edge habitat, as it is called, is what golf courses have in abundance, with their long narrow fairways bordered by woods. In Reston’s original woodland setting the only ponds were those made by beavers damming creeks, but Reston National has two of them: Links Pond, which the RA path goes by near the south edge of the course, and a smaller unnamed pond at the north edge, near Sunrise

Valley Drive. These standing water bodies are whole habitats unto themselves, with fish, algae, bottomdwelling invertebrates, and painted and snapping turtles, and with cattails and other aquatic plants lining the shore. Migratory waterfowl feed in the pond while Great Blue Herons fish along the shore, and dragonflies and damselflies dart over the water. These water bodies add another component to the rich tapestry of life that surrounds and pervades the golf course. Thanks to the extensive network of public pathways in our planned community, this abundance of wildlife can be enjoyed while walking one of RA’s paths that border much of Reston National Golf Course. Starting from the parking lot at South Lakes Drive Park, walk under South Lakes Drive over to the path on the north side of the road and take a right. This narrow patch of woods between South Lakes Drive and the golf course has grown on well-drained upland soils, and the tree canopy is dominated by chestnut oaks, with lesser white and red

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AROUND RESTON | HOT SPOTS | LOCAL INTEREST | TRENDING oaks, black gum, and eastern white pine. Mountain laurel, sassafras and other shrubs occupy the understory. Oaks support a large variety of fauna, including over 500 species of moths and butterflies. The trail winds eastward between subdivisions and gradually downhill, and species preferring moister soils appear: tulip poplar, beech, black locust, and red maple, with evergreen holly trees in the understory. Dense foliage in drainage ravines shelter sparrows, towhees, rodents, and snakes. Eventually, the trail arrives at Links Pond, lined with Virginia pine and sycamore on the near bank and cattails at its outlet end. Near here, the resident of a townhouse overlooking the upstream end of the golf course pond recorded 66 species of birds at her feeder over the course of a year. The trail leaves the course at its far southeastern corner and parallels an unnamed tributary of Snakeden Branch that has recently

undergone stream restoration. White oak, beech, and tulip poplar dominate in this streamside setting. Dropping relatively steeply out of the golf course, the drainage is one of the most extensively engineered stretches of restored stream in Reston, with one pool immediately succeeding another downstream, and willows planted on the banks — all designed to prevent bank scour during major rainstorms. The new pools support minnows, water striders and, it is hoped one day, trout. The path turns northward at a bridge over the tributary and heads back uphill, paralleling Soapstone Drive, and the upland/lowland species pattern plays out again in reverse. Not far from here, some years ago, a mother screech owl was observed calling her three owlets back to her. All four then lined up on momma’s branch. The path passes a community lawn next to a patch of woods, where one might see a Cooper’s hawk gliding silently over the grass.

Back in the oak-dominated uplands the path runs along the edge of the golf course again. Where it joins the sidewalk paralleling Soapstone, a red-shouldered hawk nest sits high in the tree canopy. Take a left on Golf Course Square to avoid walking on golf course property, and left again on the path where it crosses the street next to Newbridge Pool — you’re almost done. The path emerges from a townhouse development back onto the golf course between the 1st hole and 2nd tee. The last habitat of note is between the 1st fairway and the 9th tee, not far from the start of the hike, where an open stand of oaks and black gum tower over a dense thicket of black raspberry and goldenrod. Neither woods nor clearing, this old-field habitat with hardwood canopy, as it is called, is one of the rarest habitat types in Fairfax County. Sparrows and many other birds feast on the berries in the fall and rodents take refuge in

the brambles. It is the preferred habitat for nesting bluebirds, and for years there has been an active fox den in the middle of the thicket. Each winter the golf course workers mow the shrubbery to ground level to maintain the habitat. For this and other efforts in maintaining wildlife habitat, since 2007, Reston National has been designated an Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary. Hopefully this open space, with its balance between recreation and nature that is emblematic of Reston’s founding principles, will be maintained for years to come. Bill Burton is a geologist with the U.S. Geological Survey, and a longtime Reston resident. He is a sector co-leader in the annual Reston winter bird count. Bill's favorite activity is cross-country skiing on Reston trails during major snowstorms like the Blizzard of 2016.

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Doing Our Part to Keep Reston Clean H BY JESSICA BIGGER  PHOTOGRAPHY BY MARK MAJOROS AND SEAN BAHRAMI

ave you ever stopped and wondered who picks up the garbage off of Reston Association’s paved trails and roadways, who mows the lawn around all the open space, removes fallen trees and debris after a storm, removes snow from our trails, maintains and repairs the trails, bridges and buildings when needed? Reston Association has an entire maintenance department dedicated to keeping Reston looking its best. One of Reston’s biggest challenges is littering. There is a tremendous amount of garbage picked up on a daily basis by RA maintenance crews on Reston’s pathway system. Reston Association crews are picking up trash equal to around 40 some odd 10-gallon receptacles on a regular basis. RA’s mowing crews also do a regular pick-up. But the trash continues to be a problem. “No one else is going to clean up the trash. It’s never going to stop. It’s always going to be there,” said Linda Thomas, Pathways Supervisor for Reston Association. Thomas feels that there are a percentage of residents who just have a bad habit of littering, and that contributes to part of the problem. There are certain streets that are particularly bad according to Mike McNamara, Deputy Director for Maintenance for Reston Association. North Shore Drive is one of those streets that creates a higher percentage of litter than in neighborhoods. “Trash seems to be higher where people park their cars and construction trucks blow by,”

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said McNamara. Reston Association continues to utilize volunteer opportunities

while exploring ways on how the community can get involved. Ha Brock, Reston Association’s volunteer supervisor, assists my team in recruiting community volunteers on a quarterly basis to help pick up trash. They go into the woods and streams to start picking up garbage,” explained McNamara. RA has also teamed up with Friends of Reston to offer businesses an opportunity to adopt a recycling receptacle and offer up ideas on where to best place theirs. Businesses interested in adopting a recycling receptacle can contact Katie Shaw, Executive Director of Friends of Reston, at kshaw@reston.org or the Reston Associations’s Central Services Facility (CSF) for more information. The biggest need is at ballparks after a game. There are lots of recyclables left on the fields, mentioned McNamara. The best way to help is to offer some of your time to help pick

IF YOU HAVE GOTTEN INTO THE HABIT OF LITTERING ON THE STREETS, PATHWAYS, OR WOODS, TRY TO REMEMBER THAT WE ALL LIVE HERE TO ENJOY THE BENEFITS RESTON HAS TO OFFER. up garbage along roadways, trails, woods, etc. You can contact Ha Brock at Ha@reston.org to find out about volunteering opportunities. RA would also like to get more people involved in picking up trash along our streets and roadways, even though the roadways and streets are not maintained by the Reston Association but by Fairfax County

and VDOT. It’s also important to be conscious of trash in the area. If you see any garbage, especially if you are near a trash can, pick it up and throw it away. If you have gotten into the habit of littering on the streets, pathways, or woods, try to remember that we all live here to enjoy the benefits Reston has to offer. And something to think about... Do you want to walk in areas that are littered with garbage? Or would you prefer a clean street, pathway, or wooded habitat to look at when you pass by? If we all do our part to throw our garbage in a receptacle, pick up trash along the way and volunteer our time to clean up, we can help RA keep Reston looking nice and welcoming for all. Jessica Bigger is a freelance writer who lives in Reston.

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Welcome Summer! BY WILLA WHITACRE  PHOTOGRAPHY BY WILLIAM O'BRIEN

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eston Pools are SAFE, CLEAN, FRIENDLY, FUN, and ready for you this summer. With the summer pool season just around the corner, the Reston Association (RA) Aquatics Team is focused on ensuring a pleasant experience for all members and guests enjoying the association’s pools. The staff takes this commitment seriously. Reston Pools have adopted a set of service standards for the facilities promising a SAFE, CLEAN and FRIENDLY experience so you can have FUN this summer.

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The Aquatics department is proud to have an excellent safety record and employ well-trained staff. ƒƒ Team members, including lifeguards, pool management, maintenance staff and instructors, all play a crucial role in the safety of the facility by enforcing admission and pool policies, providing proper maintenance and surveillance of the water. ƒƒ RA lifeguards are American Red Cross certified and participate in weekly inservice training activities, ensuring they are ready in

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an emergency. The Aquatics Leadership team also takes an active role by conducting unannounced audits and vigilance tests throughout the summer. A kick-off for a safe summer begins with our Water Safety Day on May 7, at Ridge Heights Pool. This event features free activities, including: • Children’s take-home activity; • Preseason swim tests for children 8-12 years old who are up to the challenge. (Pending guardian permission, they become eligible to visit pools on their own.); • Swim lesson assessments to help you find the right level for registration; • SCUBA demonstration and hands-on activity, and, • Lifeguard emergency response demonstration to close the day. Another great safety-oriented family event is the annual World’s Largest Swim Lesson Friday, June 24, at Lake Newport pool at 6 p.m.

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Join the RA Aquatics team as they create awareness of preventable drowning and help the association participate in setting a world record. A final note on safety, RA encourages all patrons to actively supervise their children and guests, and feel free to notify pool staff of anything that requires attention or staff intervention.

CLEAN

RA recognizes that in order to have safe pools, they must be clean. Our staff is taking a new approach to cleanliness this season with additional supervisor visits and in-depth training for staff. ƒƒ Member collaboration and feedback is the key to the success of our cleanliness standard for debris-free pool and bathhouse amenities. Please see an on-site staff member or contact our Aquatics Office with any compliments or concerns.

FRIENDLY

The pool facilities belong to our members and guests, and RA strives to create a friendly and welcoming environment for every pool visitor.

Through orientations and training, the Aquatics Leadership Team will be working closely with our returning pool staff and new employees to accomplish these standards. And now it is time for the FUN! Opening day is sure to bring some fun, but if you are looking for other activities or events, please join us at one of many activities poolside this summer. Activities include the Family Dive-In Movies, Adult Hot-Tub Movies, our July 4 Celebration at Lake Newport pool, Community Cookout events, two Summer Parties co-sponsored by Reston Community Center, or pop in for any of our numerous frozen-treat days at the pools. Members and guests are encouraged to contact the Aquatics Team to share their experience through an online survey, written comment card at each pool office, or by emailing aquaticsinfo@reston.org. The Aquatics team is proud to provide SAFE, CLEAN, FRIENDLY and FUN pools this summer, and they look forward to seeing you at one of 15 RA pools. Willa Whitacre has been with Reston Association since the fall of 2009 and has been the Aquatics Manager since June of 2014.


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Conference Center

12001 Sunrise Valley Drive | Reston | Virginia | 20191 | www.reston.org

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Attractive Rates: $30-$90/hr. Contact: To arrange a venue tour or to discuss your specific meeting needs, contact Member Services at reservations@reston.org or call 703-435-6530.

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MEMBER SERVICES

Welcome to Reston

New to Reston and have questions? The Reston Association is here to help you get the most out of your community and start enjoying all Reston has to offer. Contact Member Services for more information on programs and events. We look forward to serving you.

Frequently Asked Questions I’m renting a Reston Association property. Can I still purchase a pool and tennis pass? Yes. Renters must provide proof of renting an RA property, and the property they are renting must be in good standing with the organization. Please stop by our offices with an ID or driver’s license, plus a lease or utility bill. Both documents must be current and include your name and the RA property address. How do I find out who my Covenants Property Advisor is and their contact information? Go to www.reston.org and navigate to the Contact Us page in the About Reston Association tab at the top for a list of advisors. You can also call Member Services to be put in touch with your advisor. Does RA provide a place to store my recreational vehicle? Yes, please contact the Central Services Facility at 703-437-7658 for details. Is swimming allowed in the lakes and ponds? No, swimming is not allowed in any of the lakes or ponds due to safety concerns. Lifeguards are not available, and water quality is not maintained for public swimming. Who picks up the trash in Reston? RA picks up trash at our recreational facilities and from cans placed along the pathway

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system. We also have a contract with VDOT that allows us to pick up trash before each roadway’s mowing cycle. Therefore, please be aware that the frequency of trash removal and mowing is controlled by VDOT. Four primary trash haulers pick up trash in Reston on a contract basis with the homeowners. If you are interested in leaving yard debris, contact your trash hauler first to learn of their requirements. If you live in an apartment, condominium, or townhouse, your management or cluster board is responsible for contracting with a trash removal service. Contact them for details. If you don’t know how to contact them, call RA at 703-437-7658.

How can I find out about booking the new Lake House facility on Lake Newport? Contact Member Services to get more details on rental rates and dates of availability. How do I know when my local pool is open? The schedule can be found on our website or at your local pool. For details on hours of operation at each pool, go to our website and navigate to Parks, Recreation & Events > Aquatics. Download the Pool Schedule on the right side of the page.

RESTON ASSOCIATION

12001 Sunrise Valley Drive Reston, VA 20191

Email: member_services@ reston.org Phone: 703-435-6530

HOURS OF OPERATION Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

EXTENDED HOURS

Saturday, 9 a.m.-Noon (April 30-July 16) Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. -6 p.m. (May 16-27)

UPDATING YOUR ACCOUNT

Is there a leash law and pooper-scooper law in Reston? Fairfax County has a leash, curb, and pick-up-after-your-dog law. Dog bags (“Mutt Mitts”) are provided on RA’s pathways. Dog walkers are reminded that picking up after their dogs should be done year round, and the trash disposed of in waste receptacles.

Please take a moment to update your online profile so we can contact you about upcoming classes, registration dates, and notify you directly if there’s a change to a program for which you are registered.

How can I speak at an RA Board of Directors meeting? RA welcomes participation from members in the public comment period of board meetings. RA members can pre-register online to speak at a board meeting by visiting www.reston.org and navigating to About Reston Association > Governance > Board of Directors > Speak at a Meeting. Registration is also available at every board meeting at the time of the meeting.

4. Once logged in, click on "My Account" in the upper right-hand corner of the web page, then, click on the "My Profile" link in the right menu.

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To edit your account, please follow these simple steps: 1. Go to www.reston.org. 2. Click on ‘login’ in the top right corner of the screen. 3. Enter your username and password. If you forgot either one, click the appropriate link to have it sent to you via email.

5. Within your profile, you can add household members, edit phone numbers, and edit email addresses. In order to edit a birthdate, please contact our Member Services department. Many of our programs and classes are only available to individuals within a certain age bracket, so this must be filled in correctly in order to register. If you have questions about your account or need any further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Member Services. We look forward to serving you.


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MEMBER SERVICES

POOL & TENNIS PASSES FOR RA MEMBERS POOL & TENNIS PASS

Adults, 18 years & older $28 Children, ages 1-17 $10

Purchases of two adult and up to four child passes qualify for a Family Pass Package of $76. Discount applied automatically at checkout.

HOURS OF OPERATION

Tennis Key Tag $3

(For your convenience to attach to your tennis bag or key chain with purchase of a pass.)

BRING A GUEST Guest passes can be purchased at Member Services or on-site. Allows admittance of one guest, regardless of age, with passholder (addresses must match). Season Long Guest Pass

MEMBER SERVICES

12001 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20191-3404 Email: member_services@reston.org Phone: 703-435-6530 Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Extended Hours Saturday, 9 a.m.-Noon (April 30-July 16) Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. (May 16-27)

$40

PRE-PAID PUNCH PASS Valid for five visits. This is a great option when bringing multiple guests and eliminates carrying cash. It is the equivalent of getting five visits for the price of four. Tennis guests (all ages) $40 Pool, Adult guests $40 Pool, Child guests $20

ONE-DAY GUEST PASS On-site option, cash only Tennis (Purchase from roving court monitor) $10

Pool, Adult guest $10 Pool, Child guest $5

Don’t Wait in Line. Buy Online.

Order online by May 6 to receive your passes in time for Memorial Day.

Free shipping or office pickup for online orders. Passes will be available within seven business days.

Buying Your Pass ONLINE PURCHASE

ƒƒ Go to www.reston.org and navigate to RA Marketplace.

WALK-IN PURCHASE AT MEMBER SERVICES

ƒƒ All members must be in good standing and provide proof of owning or renting a Reston Association property. Some purchasing restrictions may apply. For more details, visit our website and search keyword “passes.” All pool and tennis passes are non-refundable.

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Come Play in Reston!

We welcome non-RA members to enjoy our pool and tennis facilities throughout the year with varied amenities each season.

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provide pools and programs that are safe, clean, friendly, and fun for all ages and abilities. Great amenities include a 20-foot slide, 50-meter pool, interactive play fountains, diving boards, designated lap swimming lanes, heated spa pools, and spacious decks to relax and enjoy. Two heated pools offer an extended season mid-May to late September.

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one of our eight clay courts or need to play around your schedule in the evening at one of our 26 lighted courts, we welcome you. All 44 hard courts are open year round including our special 36-foot length children’s QuickStart courts. Clay courts are open April-October, weather dependent.

PASS OPTIONS

TENNIS ONLY

POOL & TENNIS

DESCRIPTION

Individual Pass

$260

$370

Annual, non-transferable pass for any age card holder (supervision requirements apply).

Family Pass

$360

$530

Annual, non-transferable passes for two adults (18+) and up to four children (1-17).

GUEST OPTIONS

TENNIS ONLY

POOL & TENNIS

One-day Admission

$10

$10 Adult $5 Child

Available online at our headquarters building, at all pool facilities, and from our roving court monitor.

Five-punch Admission

$40

$40 Adult $20 Child

Available online or at our headquarters. This option is a great way to eliminate carrying cash and offers a 20% discount compared to one-day admissions.

Season-long

$50

$50

DESCRIPTION

Admits one guest per entry. Address on card and season-long guest passes must match.

GUESTS MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY A PASS HOLDER AT ALL TIMES. TRIAL PASS OPTIONS Individual

$50

Family

$100

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A one-week (seven consecutive days) pass for out-of-town guests and those interested in testing the waters before buying a pass. Valid at all RA facilities. The family pass admits up to two adults and four children. Trial pass fees are applied to non-member pass purchases made within ten days.

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AQUATICS

No matter your age or ability, Reston Aquatics has a pool or program for you! We are proud to offer fifteen pools for pass-holder use as well as three seasonal spray features for the entire community to enjoy.

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Always bring your bathing suit, towel, and sunscreen to the pool, but please leave valuables at home. Equip all non-toilet trained children with a reusable swim diaper (available for purchase at RA’s Member Services desk or local retailers). Be sure to shower before entering the pool. Make use of our trash and recycling containers while at the pool.

And be sure to follow us on Social Media for up-to-date information on pool schedule changes or closures.

RA Pools

Dogwood

Golf Course Island

Lake Audubon

Lap Swimming: Each 25m pool will have at least one dedicated lap lane available at all times during open swim. Lake Newport, Lake Thoreau, and Ridge Heights pools will have three dedicated lap lanes during season 3 hours.

Lane depth: 3.5-5 feet Length: 25 meters Amenities: Beach-style entry and water play feature, in-water benches, and plank-style diving board Amenities: Fully compliant parking lot and bathhouse, in-water wheelchair, pool-side chair lift Nearby: Exterior water feature featuring IPAR sculpture, picnic pavilion, The Greens Recreation area, and Bordeaux Recreation area.

Lane depth: 3-12 feet Length: 25 meters Amenities: One-meter diving board, large grass picnic area, and newly renovated wading pool with beach style entry and water play fountains. Amenity: Pool-side chair lift Nearby: Basketball courts, tot lot, and garden plots.

Lane depth: 3-5 feet Length: 25 meters Amenities: Plank-style diving board, grass picnic area, and wading pool. Nearby: Basketball courts, tot lot, boat launch ramp, and access to Turquoise Trail.

Amenities: ADAcompliant amenities on site. Please see pool description for specific amenities.

Autumnwood

703-467-0903 11950 Walnut Branch Road

Lane depth: 3.5-5.5 feet Length: 25 meters Amenities: Wading pool with fountain, covered picnic area and large grass picnic area. Nearby: Lighted tennis courts, tot lot, basketball court and access to Pink Trail.

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703-476-5717 2460 Green Range Road

Glade

703-476-5732 11550 Glade Drive

Lane depth: 3.5-12.5 feet Length: 25 meters Amenities: Two-story water slide, in-water benches, onemeter diving board, heated spa, and wading pool with beachstyle entry and water play fountains. Nearby: Lighted clay tennis courts, basketball court, tot lot, Walker Nature Center and access to Turquoise Trail.

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703-435-8397 11301 Links Drive

Hunterswoods

703-391-2187 2501 Reston Parkway

Lane depth: 3.5-8.5 feet Length: 25 meters Amenities: In-water volleyball court, in-water basketball court, plank-style diving board, interactive splash pad, heated spa, and large grass picnic area. Amenities: Ramp into main pool and in-water wheelchair Nearby: Basketball courts, tot lot, picnic pavilion, and access to Turquoise Trail.

703-860-3080 2070 Twin Branches Road

Lake Newport

703-467-0694 11601 Lake Newport Road

Lane depth: 3.5-5.5 feet Length: 50 meters Amenities: Two 1-meter diving boards, wading pool, covered picnic area with charcoal grills, and sand volleyball court. Nearby: Basketball courts, tot lot, soccer/ball fields, and access to Blue Trail.


Lake Thoreau

Ridge Heights

Lane depth: 3-5 feet Length: 25 meters Amenities: Heated spa, plankstyle diving board, wading pool, and grass picnic area. Nearby: Scenic views of Lake Thoreau and access to Red Trail.

Lane depth: 3-5 feet Length: 25 meters Amenities: Seasonally heated main pool, wading pool, two grass picnic areas, and plankstyle diving board. Amenities: Pool-side chair lift Nearby: Langston Hughes Middle School, South Lakes High School, and access to Red Trail.

703-860-0640 2040 Upper Lakes Drive

Newbridge

703-476-1301 11768 Golf Course Square

Lane depth: 3.5-12 feet Length: 25 meters Amenities:One-meter diving board and wading pool. Nearby: Tennis courts, basketball court, and tot lot.

North Hills

703-435-6769 1325 North Village Road

Lane depth: 2-5 feet Length: 25 meters Amenities: Heated spa, wading pool with fountain, covered picnic area, and large grass picnic area. Amenities: Pool-side chair lift Nearby: Lighted clay tennis courts and access to Pink Trail.

North Shore

703-689-4091 11515 North Shore Drive

Lane depth: 3-11 feet Length: 25 meters Amenities: Heated spa, seasonally heated main pool, covered picnic area on upper deck, small grass picnic area, wading pool, and plank-style diving board. Amenities: Pool-side chair lift Nearby: QuickStart children’s tennis courts, Lake Anne Plaza, and access to Green and Blue trails. NOTE: Parking only on North Shore Drive

703-476-7084 11400 Ridge Heights Road

Shadowood

703-860-8075 2201 Springwood Drive

Lane depth: 3-5 feet Length: 20 meters Amenities: Water slide, wading pool, and grass picnic area. Nearby: Lighted tennis courts.

SPECIAL EVENTS AT THE POOLS

Stop by any of our special events this summer to hang with neighbors, watch a flick or cool off with a frozen treat. Our pools host over 30 special events throughout the season: Community Cookouts, Pool and Hot Tub movies, Fourth of July Celebration, Ice Cream Socials and Popsicle Mania events. See Special Events section starting on page 106.

Tall Oaks

703-435-1072 12025 North Shore Drive

Lane depth: 3-12 feet Length: 25 meters Amenities: One-meter diving board and wading pool. Nearby: Tall Oaks Village Center and access to Blue Trail.

Uplands

703-435-2586 11032 Ring Road

Lane depth: 3.5-8.5 feet Length: 25 meters Amenities: Upper lap pool with in-water benches, lower splash pool with beach style entry, interactive water play fountains, and in-water benches, and splash pad play area. Amenity: In-water wheelchair for splash pool access. Nearby: Tennis courts.

Reston Association Aquatics staff would like to thank the following businesses for the goods, services, time and effort they are donating to our 2016 aquatic season. Dr. Stephan Tisseront www.tisserontorthodontics.com 703-773-1200

Dominion Pawn and Jewelry www.dominionpawn.com, 703-365-7999

Atrium Environmental Health www.atriumehs.com, 703-689-9482

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2016 POOL SCHEDULE POOL

OPEN SWIM TIMES Weekdays

Weekends

CLOSED DAY

DROP-IN FITNESS HOURS (for pass holders age 16+)

Season 1: May 14-27 North Shore Heated Pool & Spa

1-7 p.m.

11 a.m.-7 p.m.

Ridge Heights Heated Pool

1-7 p.m.

11 a.m.-7 p.m.

Autumnwood Pool

4-7 p.m.

11 a.m.-7 p.m.

Wednesday

Dogwood Pool

4-7 p.m. (Friday)

Noon-7 p.m.

Monday-Thursday

Glade Pool & Spa

4-7 p.m.

11 a.m.-7 p.m.

Monday

Golf Course Island Pool

4-7 p.m. (Friday)

Noon-7 p.m.

Monday-Thursday

Hunters Woods Pool & Spa

Noon-7 p.m.

11 a.m.-7 p.m.

Tuesday

Lake Audubon Pool

4-7 p.m. (Friday)

11 a.m.-8 p.m.

Monday-Thursday

Lake Newport Pool

Noon-7 p.m.

Noon-8 p.m.

Friday

Lake Thoreau Pool & Spa

11 a.m.-7 p.m.

10 a.m.-7 p.m.

Wednesday

Newbridge Pool

4-7 p.m. (Friday)

Noon-7 p.m.

Monday-Thursday

North Hills Pool & Spa

4-7 p.m. (Friday)

10 a.m.-7 p.m.

Monday-Thursday

North Shore Heated Pool & Spa

1-7 p.m.

11 a.m.-7 p.m.

Ridge Heights Heated Pool

1-7 p.m.

11 a.m.-7 p.m.

Shadowood Pool

4-7 p.m. (Friday)

Noon-7 p.m.

Monday-Thursday

Tall Oaks Pool

4-7 p.m. (Friday)

Noon-7 p.m.

Monday-Thursday

Uplands Pool

11 a.m.-7 p.m.

10 a.m.-7 p.m.

Thursday

Autumnwood Pool

10 a.m.-7 p.m.

11 a.m.-7 p.m.

Wednesday

Dogwood Pool

11 a.m.-7 p.m.

11 a.m.-7 p.m.

Thursday

Glade Pool & Spa

10 a.m.-7 p.m.

11 a.m.-7 p.m.

Monday

Golf Course Island Pool

11 a.m.-7 p.m.

11 a.m.-7 p.m.

Wednesday

Hunters Woods Pool & Spa

Noon-9 p.m.

11 a.m.-8 p.m.

Tuesday

Lake Audubon Pool

11 a.m.-7 p.m.

11 a.m.-8 p.m.

Friday

Lake Newport Pool

Noon-8 p.m.

Noon-8 p.m.

Friday

Lake Thoreau Pool & Spa

Noon-7 p.m.

10 a.m.-7 p.m.

Wednesday

Newbridge Pool

Noon-7 p.m.

11 a.m.-7 p.m.

Monday & Wednesday

North Hills Pool & Spa

11 a.m.-9 p.m.

10 a.m.-7 p.m.

Tuesday

Noon-7 p.m. Tuesday

North Shore Heated Pool & Spa

Noon-7 p.m.

11 a.m.-7 p.m.

Monday

6-9 a.m. Weekdays 7-10 p.m. Weekdays Noon-5 p.m. Monday

Ridge Heights Heated Pool

Noon-8 p.m.

11 a.m.-7 p.m.

Thursday

Shadowood Pool

Noon-7 p.m.

11 a.m.-7 p.m.

Tuesday

Tall Oaks Pool

Noon-7 p.m.

11 a.m.-7 p.m.

Tuesday & Thursday

Uplands Pool

9 a.m.-7 p.m.

10 a.m.-7 p.m.

Thursday

Season 2: May 28-June 23

6-9 a.m. Weekdays 7-9 p.m. Weekdays

6-9 a.m. Weekdays 7-9 p.m. Weekdays

Season 3: June 24-August 21

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Noon-5 p.m. Thursday

Noon-5 p.m. Friday 6-9 a.m. Weekdays 7-10 p.m. Weekdays Noon-5 p.m. Wednesday


2016 POOL SCHEDULE POOL

OPEN SWIM TIMES Weekdays

Weekends

DROP-IN FITNESS HOURS (for pass holders age 16+)

CLOSED DAY

Season 4: August 22-September 5 Glade Pool & Spa

11 a.m.-7 p.m.

10 a.m.-8 p.m.

Monday

Lake Newport Pool

10 a.m.-7 p.m.

10 a.m.-8 p.m.

Tuesday

North Shore Heated Pool & Spa

11 a.m.-7 p.m.

11 a.m.-7 p.m.

Wednesday

Ridge Heights Heated Pool

10 a.m.-7 p.m.

11 a.m.-7 p.m.

Thursday

North Shore Heated Pool & Spa

4-7 p.m.

11 a.m.-7 p.m.

Ridge Heights Heated Pool

4-7 p.m.

11 a.m.-7 p.m.

6-9 a.m. Weekdays 7-9 p.m. Weekdays

6-9 a.m. Weekdays 7-9 p.m. Weekdays

Season 5: September 6-25

Inclement Weather

In the event of a storm (or if the weather is cool, raining or drizzling), all Reston Association pools will close, with two exceptions: Lake Thoreau and North Shore Pools (unless normally closed on that day).

EXCEPTIONS TO POOL SCHEDULE Reston Masters' Annual Lake Swim

Last day of Fairfax County Public Schools

Sunday, May 29, 1 p.m. Lake Audubon Pool

Thursday, June 23, 1 p.m. (unless regularly scheduled to open earlier in the day). All pools.

LATE OPENING

Memorial Day Monday, May 30 Times vary by pool. All pools.

WEEKEND HOURS

Reston Sprint Triathlon Sunday, June 5, 1 p.m. Lake Newport Pool

LATE OPENING

RSTA Meets Saturday, 1 p.m. Autumnwood: 6/11, 6/25, 7/16 Glade: 6/25, 7/9, 7/16, 7/23 Golf Course Island: 6/11, 6/18, 7/9 Hunters Woods: 6/25, 7/2, 7/9 Lake Audubon: 6/18, 6/25, 7/23 Lake Newport: 6/11, 6/18, 7/2, 7/9, 7/16 Newbridge: 6/18, 7/2, 7/23 Ridge Heights: 6/11, 7/16, 7/23

Lightning

All Reston Association pools will close until one-half hour after the last sound of thunder or visible lightning.

STAY IN THE KNOW

The Reston Association website and social media outlets are regularly updated with pool closures and reminders about upcoming events.

EARLY OPENING

RSTA Team Party

Labor Day

Reston Relay Triathlon

Sunday, July 24, 5:30 p.m. Glade, Golf Course Island, Hunters Woods, Lake Audubon, Lake Newport, Newbridge, North Hills, and Ridge Heights

Monday, Sept. 5 Times vary by pool. All pools.

Sunday, June 26, 1 p.m. Lake Newport Pool

LATE OPENING

Independence Day Monday, July 4, 6 p.m. All pools.

EARLY CLOSING

RSTA Team Party Sunday, July 17, 5:30 p.m. Autumnwood

EARLY CLOSING

RSTA IM Finals Wednesday, July 20, 4 p.m. (rain date: July 21) Lake Newport Pool

EARLY CLOSING

WEEKEND HOURS

EARLY CLOSING

RSTA All-Stars Meet Saturday, July 30, 1 p.m. Lake Newport Pool

LATE OPENING

Lifeguard Olympics Sunday, July 31, 7 p.m. All pools.

EARLY CLOSING

Reston Kids Triathlon Sunday, Aug. 7, 1 p.m. Ridge Heights Pool

LATE OPENING

LATE OPENINGS

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Group Lesson Registration

Member: May 9, 8:30 a.m. Non-member: May 11, 8:30 a.m.

Register online at www.reston.org or in person at our Member Services desk, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive. Please review the level descriptions and course schedule on pages 60-61 to determine what is right for you and your child. ƒƒ Participants must be the required age by the first day of class. ƒƒ Students may need to repeat the last level taken in the previous summer. ƒƒ Please plan ahead and have alternate choices in mind, as availability is limited. ƒƒ If unsure what level to select, please join us on Water Safety Day – details on page 57. Group Lesson: $72 $87 'And Me' Lessons (per four lessons):

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Would You Prefer More Personalized Instruction? 02

RA offers private and semi-private swim lessons throughout the summer. Private lessons provide a one-on-one learning environment between student and instructor, while semi-private lessons accommodate two students with one instructor. All ages and skill levels are welcome. Classes are provided in four 40-minute sessions, scheduled at the convenience of the participant and instructor. All Reston Association Pool Managers and Assistant Managers are certified swim instructors and can provide customized, individual instruction. Feel free to ask the management at your local pool if he or she is willing to be your instructor. If you do not have an instructor in mind, please contact our office to join our waiting list.

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Questions? Contact our Swim Lesson Coordinator at 703-435-6520 or swim@reston.org.

HOW TO REGISTER - PRIVATE LESSONS

STEP 1: Select and contact an RA Swim Instructor or join our waitlist.

STEP 2 : Upon being paired with an instructor, visit our Member Services desk where you must register in person for your first purchase. Additional lesson registrations can be done over the phone through the Swim Lesson Coordinator. STEP 3: Customize your schedule and location. Private: $104 $114 Semi-Private: $88 $108

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Water Safety Day Saturday, May 7 Ridge Heights pool 11440 Ridge Heights Road Join us for Water Safety Day to learn about how to keep children, and adults, safe in and around water.

Swim Lesson Level Placement 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

uu Quick mini-lesson to help determine what group lesson level is best for a child uu First-come, first-served basis uu Typical wait time is under 10 minutes NEW

Pool Policy – Lifejackets Permitted

Coast Guard approved lifejackets are permitted so long as they fit properly and are fully fastened. †† Children 7 or younger wearing a lifejacket must be within arm’s reach of a supervisor. †† Individuals 8 or older wearing a lifejacket must be under direct supervision. †† No other floatation devices (waterwings, floaties, noodles) are permitted in any pool. Each pool will have a few jackets available to be checked out by the supervisor, but please feel free to bring your own as well. More information on lifejackets is available on our website, www.reston.org.

Swim Tests 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

uu Pass holders 8 and older can visit the pool alone after completing a swim test with parent/ guardian present. Get it done today! uu RA Camp participants are also able to complete their swim test today to determine their ‘red, yellow, green’ level. uu Teens 15 and older can also drop in at any time to try the Lifeguard course prerequisite swim. There will be take-home activities and handouts for parents on water safety topics.

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Group Swim Lesson Level Descriptions Reston Association group swim lessons are a great way to introduce swimming and continue improving upon skills for youth and adults. Class Formats 4 classes/week for 2 weeks 2 classes/week for 4 weeks 4 classes over two weeks

Monday through Thursday with Friday reserved for weather make-up. NEW option for 2016, classes meet Mon./Wed. or Tues./Thurs. to accommodate busy schedules An option for each of the “& Me” classes is to purchase only a single week and choose your own 4 classes within the two weeks.

All group lessons are 35 minutes in length, except Youth Swimming 4-6 and Adult Beginner, which are 40 minutes. See below for class ratios.

For each class, please see the list of skills that are covered in each level. To determine if your swimmer is ready for a specific level review the skills in the previous level and confirm that each one could be performed with confidence. If you are still unsure, please join us on water safety day — details on page 57. Baby and Me (6-18 months)

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Requires parent/guardian in the water, 1:1 ratio. Instructor helps participants learn how to safely interact and become comfortable in the water by emphasizing fun.

Youth Swimming 1 Four students per instructor

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Toddler and Me (18-36 months)

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Requires parent/guardian in the water, 1:1 ratio. Develops swimming readiness by teaching water entry, bubble blowing, front kicking, back floating, underwater exploration and basic water safety skills, all while children are assisted/held.

Pre-Schooler and Me (3-5 years)

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Students are not required to move into deep water. First day evaluation of each student allows for individual goal setting. Primary focus on comfort and confidence in pool environment. Safe entry and exit Floating and encouraging buoyancy in water Use of swimming aids Pushing from wall to begin kicking Arm actions Elementary backstroke, sidestroke, and modified breaststroke, 25 yards

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Safe entry and exit Blowing bubbles mouth and nose Submerging face Flutter kick on front and back Alternating arm action on front (front crawl) Floating on front and back Recovering from a floating position on front or back Gliding on front and back Changing position in water (back/ front) Treading with arms and hands (in chest-deep water) Simultaneous arm action (tickle, T, pull or finning) on back

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Safe entry and exit Jumping into chest-deep water Object retrieval from pool floor, full head submersion Bobbing with rhythmic bubble blowing Sustained bubble blowing (3 seconds) with face submerged Kicking on front and back Maintaining float on front and back with head/face in water Gliding on front and back with recovery to standing position Changing position in water (back/ front), independent skill Turning direction while swimming Front crawl three+ body lengths Swim on back three+ body lengths Elementary backstroke arms or finning three+ body lengths Alternating arm action on back (back crawl), guided skill Treading with arms, hands, and legs (in chin-deep water)

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Youth Swimming 3 Five students per instructor

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Safe entry and exit, including jumps into deep water and using a ladder Bobbing through deep water Swimming underwater to retrieve multiple objects Treading skills and 15 seconds of treading in deep water Push off in streamline position to begin flutter kick on front and back four+ body lengths Rotary breathing skill practice Floating and changing position (back/front) in deep water Back crawl and elementary backstroke, 15 yards Front crawl with rhythmic breathing, 15 yards

Youth Swimming 4 Five students per instructor – conducted primarily in deep water

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Safe entry and exit, including sitting, kneeling, and standing dives Surface dives to pool floor Swimming underwater three+ body lengths Front crawl with rotary breathing, 25 yards Back crawl, breaststroke, and elementary backstroke, 25 yards Jump into deep water, surface, and tread for 30 seconds Pushing off from wall and initiating stroke to cross pool

Youth Swimming 5 Six students per instructor – conducted primarily in deep water

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Students will increase endurance and continue to receive feedback on stroke proficiency. Circle swimming, surface dives, racing dives Open turns and pull outs Dolphin kick, 15 yards Butterfly arms, 5 yards Front crawl with bilateral breathing and open turns, 50 yards Breaststroke and back crawl with open turns, 50 yards Elementary backstroke, 25 yards Standard scull, 30 seconds Tread water, one minute Diving entries and initiating stroke to opposite side, perform open turn, and return to start

Youth Swimming 6 Eight students per instructor – conducted primarily in deep water

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Breaststroke, front crawl, and back crawl with legal turns, 100 yards Sidestroke and butterfly, 25 yards each Flip turn progression and incorporating into front and back crawl Push off from wall, perform surface dive to pool floor, resurface and tread two minutes Individual Medley (IM) with legal turns, 100 yards Distance swim, 200 yards Tread water, two minutes Aquatic exercise techniques


Why not join Reston Aquatics for participation in the World’s Largest Swim Lesson to break a world record? Friday, June 24, 6 p.m. Lake Newport pool FREE All ages and abilities are welcome. Drowning is the second leading cause of accidental death in children ages 1-14. Research shows that if a child doesn't learn to swim before the third grade, they likely never will. The World's Largest Swimming Lesson is a promotional event designed to build awareness and generate local and national press attention about the vital importance of teaching kids to swim to help prevent drowning. For more info, contact willa@reston.org or 703-435-6532.

PRICES ARE LISTED FOR BOTH

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2016 Swim Lesson Schedule: 2-Week Sessions Baby and Me* 6-18 months

Toddler* and Me

18 - 36 months

Preschooler Youth Youth Youth Youth Youth Youth Youth Youth Youth and Me Swimming 1 Swimming 1 Swimming 2 Swimming 2 Swimming 3 Swimming 3 Swimming 4 Swimming 5 Swimming 6/ Age: 3-5

Age: 3-5

Age: 6-12

Age: 3-5

Age: 6-12

Age: 3-5

Age: 6-12

Age: 5-12

Age: 6-12

10:15 AM 11 AM

10:15 AM

Adult Beginner

JUNE 6 -17 MONDAY-THURSDAY FOR TWO WEEKS

11:45 AM

RIDGE HEIGHTS

10:15 AM 11 AM 12:30 PM

10:15 AM 11 AM 11:45 AM 12:30 PM

JUNE 27-JULY 8 MONDAY-THURSDAY FOR TWO WEEKS, NO CLASS 7/4, MAKE-UP WILL BE HELD 7/1 HUNTERS WOODS

11 AM*

LAKE NEWPORT

10:15 AM

11 AM

10:15 AM

10:15 AM 11 AM

NORTH HILLS

10:15 AM

RIDGE HEIGHTS

11 AM

9:30 AM

7 PM

GOLF COURSE ISLAND

6:15 PM 6:15 PM*

LAKE AUDUBON

10:15 AM

11 AM

10:15 AM

7 PM

GLADE

10:15 AM

10:15 AM

7 PM

AUTUMNWOOD

11 AM

11 AM

7:45 PM

7:45 PM 7 PM Adult Beg. 7 PM

7 PM 7:45 PM

7 PM

7 PM

7:45 PM

7 PM

UPLANDS

7 PM 7 PM

JULY 11- 22 MONDAY-THURSDAY FOR TWO WEEKS

11 AM

HUNTERS WOODS LAKE NEWPORT

11 AM*

NORTH HILLS

10:15 AM

11 AM

9:30 AM 10:15 AM

10:15 AM 10:15 AM

RIDGE HEIGHTS

7 PM

AUTUMNWOOD

LAKE AUDUBON

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10:15 AM

11 AM

7 PM

7 PM 7 PM

UPLANDS

11 AM

7 PM 7 PM

6:15 PM*

10:15 AM

7 PM

GOLF COURSE ISLAND

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10:15 AM

7 PM

GLADE

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11 AM

10:15 AM

10:15 AM

7:45 PM

Adult Beg. 7:45 PM

7 PM

YS 6 7 PM

7 PM

Participants must be the required age by the first day of the lesson. * 'Baby and Me' and 'Toddler and Me' classes are available as four lessons or eight lessons. See level descriptions on page xx. Group swim lessons are non-refundable except for medical reasons or family emergencies. A doctor's note may be required and a 10% processing fee will be applied. Any class canceled by Reston Association will result in a full refund. Private swim lesson refunds will be given for any pending sessions that are reported to the Swim Lesson Coordinator before Oct 1. RESTON | LIVE, WORK, PLAY AND GET INVOLVED™


2016 Swim Lesson Schedule: 2-& 4-Week Sessions Baby and Me* 6-18 months

Toddler* and Me

18 - 36 months

Preschooler Youth Youth Youth Youth Youth Youth Youth Youth Youth and Me Swimming 1 Swimming 1 Swimming 2 Swimming 2 Swimming 3 Swimming 3 Swimming 4 Swimming 5 Swimming 6/ Age: 3-5

Age: 3-5

Age: 6-12

Age: 3-5

Age: 6-12

Age: 3-5

Age: 6-12

Age: 5-12

Age: 6-12

Adult Beginner

JULY 25-AUGUST 5 MONDAY-THURSDAY FOR TWO WEEKS

11 AM

HUNTERS WOODS

10:15 AM 11 AM

LAKE NEWPORT

10:15 AM*

NORTH HILLS

10:15 AM

7 PM

10:15 AM

10:15 AM

10:15 AM

11 AM

7 PM

7:45 PM

7 PM

6:15 PM

9:30 AM

9:30 AM 11 AM

6:15 PM

7 PM

7 PM 7 PM

GOLF COURSE ISLAND

7 PM 7 PM

7:45 PM 7 PM

LAKE AUDUBON

7 PM

7 PM

UPLANDS

11 AM

10:15 AM 11 AM

DOGWOOD

10:15 AM 11 AM

11 AM

9:30 AM

RIDGE HEIGHTS AUTUMNWOOD

10:15 AM

7 PM

AUGUST 8-19 MONDAY-THURSDAY FOR TWO WEEKS LAKE NEWPORT

11 AM*

LAKE AUDUBON

10:15 AM

11 AM

9:30 AM

7 PM

6:15 PM 7 PM

7 PM

10:15 AM

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NEW FOUR-WEEK OPTION JUNE 27-JULY 20 MONDAY & WEDNESDAY FOR FOUR WEEKS, NO CLASS 7/4, MAKE-UP WILL BE HELD 7/1

7 PM

NEWBRIDGE

6:15 PM

6:15 PM

7 PM

6:15 PM

7 PM

JUNE 28-JULY 21 TUESDAY & THURSDAY FOR FOUR WEEKS

6:15 PM

TALL OAKS

7 PM

6:15 PM

7 PM

JULY 25-AUGUST 17 MONDAY & WEDNESDAY FOR FOUR WEEKS

6:15 PM

NEWBRIDGE

7 PM

JULY 26-AUGUST 18 TUESDAY & THURSDAY FOR FOUR WEEKS TALL OAKS

6:15 PM

6:15 PM

Adult Beg. 7 PM

7 PM

GROUP LESSON REGISTRATION Member: May 9, 8:30 a.m. Non-member: May 11, 8:30 a.m. Register online at www.reston.org or in person at our Member Services desk, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive. Group Lesson: $72 $87 'And Me' Lesson (per four lessons): $36

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Fitness Programs Reston Aquatics offers water fitness classes throughout the summer and we want you to find the one that’s right for you. Classes are open to members and non-members age 13 and up. Please note in-water instruction begins 10 minutes after the listed start time to allow for drop-in registration. Passes available for purchase now.

Unlimited Summer Fitness Pass

(allows holder to attend as many Aquatics Fitness classes as desired) $150, $75 Adults 55+ $225, $180 Adults 55+ Purchase online or inperson.

Drop-In Class Fees

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CLASSES

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Mellow Moves

Improve your muscle tone, strength, flexibility, and cardiovascular endurance using different muscle groups with less stress on joints and ligaments. Tuesdays, June 28-Aug. 16 Noon-1 p.m., North Hills Pool

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Aqua-Zumba

Shallow water class that brings the Latin-dance inspired workout to the water for ultimate invigoration with low impact on joints. No equipment required. Thursdays, June 30-Aug. 18 11 a.m.-Noon, North Hills Pool

Lunch Break

A completely non-impact deep water workout to energize you for the rest of your day.

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Mondays,Wednesdays, and Fridays, June 24-Aug. 26 11 a.m.-Noon, Lake Newport pool diving well

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Fit, Flexible, Fun

Combination deep and shallow class (students may stay in shallow water if desired) set to up-beat tunes for a weekend workout. Sundays, June 5-Sept. 4 10-11 a.m. North Shore pool

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Children's Party Package

Looking for a kid’s party? Come to the pool and leave the work to us. 2 HOURS BASIC PACKAGE • Children age 5-10 • Weekends from 12-2 p.m. or 4-6 p.m. at select pools • Up to 15 guests (includes all guests, regardless of swimming) • Provided: 3 pizzas, all paper products, set-up, clean-up, party guest wrist bands, reserved shaded tent, table, and party host to lead 1-2 activities Fee: $250 RA member, $300 non-member See our fact sheet online at www.reston.org Limited spaces available. Registration open now. Email Aquaticsinfo@reston.org or call 703-435-7995.

PRIVATE

POOL PARTY All RA pools are available for private rental by members and non-members during closed hours. Fees vary by pool and number of guests; $105-$260/hour. Contact aquaticsinfo@reston.org or 703-435-7995 with questions. Get more information from our Fact Sheet online at www.reston.org.

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Reston Swim Team Association (RSTA) Summer swim league for youth. All practices held at Reston Association pools. Evening Practice: May 31-June 23 Morning Practice: June 24-July 29

REGISTRATION OPEN NOW New swimmer evaluation required for all new swimmers under age 11. Scheduled evaluations Sunday, May 1, 8 a.m. at Reston Community Center

Additional dates to be scheduled as needed.

For more information and details, please see www.rsta.org or email registrar@rsta.org.

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Reston Masters Swim Team (RMST)

Year-round adult swim program with expert coaching in technique and conditioning for fitness, triathlon and competitive swimmers. Outdoor practice held at Reston Association pools. All ages and abilities welcome.

D.E.A.P. Reston Association and

Reston Community Center present DEAP, the “landbased” Drowning Education Awareness Program. This program offers two opportunities targeted for different audiences and community civic groups to learn water safety skills. *FREE – DEAP programs are free for Reston residents, Reston-based organizations and employees of companies in Reston.

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Adult Water Safety Presentation

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A free, 90-minute, presentation offered to rotary clubs, PTAs, home school networks, church groups, and other civic organizations; focuses on importance of water safety.

Longfellow’s WHALE Tales (ages 5-12 – in similar

age groups) A free, one-hour, interactive classroom water safety presentation offered to scout groups, day care centers, elementary schools, and other youth-service organizations. Book a group class or learn more about the DEAP program. Reston Community Center (RCC) 703-476-4500 Reston Association (RA) 703-435-6532

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Outdoor Season: May 28-Sept. 25 Tuesday/Thursday, 8-9:45 p.m. Saturdays, 8-10 a.m. Sundays, 8-9:15 p.m.

Some date exceptions may apply.

For more information, visit www.restonmasters.com or email info@restonmasters.com.

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3RD ANNUAL RESTON RELAY TRIATHLON The Family, Friends and Co-Workers Race for the Benefit of Youth Scholarships SUNDAY, JUNE 26, 8 AM LAKE NEWPORT POOL

REGISTER NOW

www.restonrelaytri.org Contact aquaticsinfo@reston.org or 703-435-7995 for details.

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Training Lifeguard Reston Association is proud to be a Licensed Training Provider of

American Red Cross Health and Safety programs. Individuals who obtain American Red Cross certification in Lifeguarding are eligible to apply with Reston Association as well as any other agencies or businesses that honor the American Red Cross certification. NOTE: This class will not qualify you to work at the ‘WaterMine’ or any Fairfax County Park Authority facility. Register online at www.reston.org or in person at our Member Services desk, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive.

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Lifeguard Certification

In-person classroom and blended learning options available. Prerequisites: ƒƒ 300-yard continuous swim ƒƒ Two-minute tread without hands ƒƒ Timed retrieval of 10-pound brick from 10+ foot deep water *If a student is unable to complete the prerequisites on the first day he/she will have the option of moving to another course or taking a full refund.

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Certifications earned: Lifeguarding, First Aid, and CPR/AED for Lifeguards (all valid two years) $175

$225

Please find our class-specific schedules online at tinyurl.com/RestonLifeguard.

Lifeguard Recertification

Pre-requisites: Unexpired certification from the American Red Cross in Lifeguarding Certifications earned: Lifeguarding, First Aid, and CPR/AED for Lifeguards (all valid two years) $95

$120

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May 8, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Ridge Heights Pool May 14, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., North Shore Pool May 15, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., North Shore Pool May 16-17, 3:30-8:30 p.m., Ridge Heights Pool May 18-19, 3:30-8:30 p.m., Ridge Heights Pool May 22, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Ridge Heights Pool May 31-June 1, 3:30-8:30 p.m., Tall Oaks Pool June 5, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Tall Oaks Pool June 12, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Tall Oaks Pool June 18, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Golf Course Island Pool July 10, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Tall Oaks Pool August 6, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Tall Oaks Pool

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Eager to become a lifeguard but not quite ready? Maybe you’d enjoy the American Red Cross Junior Lifeguard program, brought to you in cooperation with RA Camps. See details on page 83.

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NOW HIRING

Reston Association Aquatics is looking for qualified lifeguards, pool managers, and all types of instructors.

Reasons to Work for Reston Association Aquatics: ƒƒ Flexible work schedule (early morning shifts are great for teachers, retirees, and early birds) ƒƒ Competitive wages (ranging from $9.50/hour for lifeguards to as much as $26/hour for instructors) ƒƒ Network with Reston members and make new friends ƒƒ Advancement opportunity ƒƒ Enjoy the summer while working outside Lifeguards must have American Red Cross certifications in Lifeguarding, First Aid, and CPR/AED prior to their interview but are welcome to apply before they have taken the course. Limited positions are also available in seasonal maintenance. Reston Association is an EOE and drug-free workplace. Review our Lifeguard Hiring Process online at http://tinyurl.com/lghiringprocess.

Submit your application now at https://careers.reston.org.

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Underwater Exploration Reston Association is excited to expand our underwater offerings through partnership with Nautilus Aquatics. For details or to register for any of the programs contained herein, please visit www.nautilusva.com or call 703-421-DIVE (3483).

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Ages: 10+ Sunday, June 26, 9 a.m.-Noon Newbridge Pool Sunday, July 24, 9 a.m.-Noon Newbridge Pool Sunday, Aug. 14, 9 a.m.-Noon Tall Oaks Pool $55 $75

Interested in SCUBA but not ready for a full course? Please join us at any of these Try SCUBA events for basic information, equipment demonstrations, and hands-on practice in the water.

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Classroom Review and Pool Training Ages: 10+

Includes PADI* eLearning (Dive Theory). Advance registration required. June 25-26, July 23-24 Aug. 13-14 Saturdays, 8-11 a.m. at RA Headquarters 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at Golf Course Island Pool Sundays, 8 a.m.-Noon at Golf Course Island Pool Noon-3 p.m.at Nautilus Aquatics,Vienna $425 $450

Certification consists of three phases: ƒƒ Academics/Dive Theory (eLearning) ƒƒ Skill Development (pool training) ƒƒ Open Water Evaluation (check-out dives) Taught by PADI* Instructors, these weekend classes are the first steps toward PADI* Open

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Water Diver certification. Upon completion, students can then enroll in a Camp-n-Dive open water evaluation or complete the certification while on a tropical vacation.

Open Water Evaluation Dives Includes Camp-n-Dive fees. Additional local dates TBD.

July 1-3, July 15-17, Aug. 5-7, Aug. 19-21, Sept. 16-18 $375 $405

See website for location details.

Kids Scuba Camp I

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Age: 8-14 July 5-8, Aug. 8-12 Golf Course Island Pool Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $650 $675

In Kids Scuba Camp I, children will learn about the underwater world and earn a PADI* Seal Team card by completing AquaMissions related to the basics of SCUBA diving. See website for drop-off and pick-up details.

Kids Scuba Camp II

Age: 8-14 June 20-24, Aug. 22-26 Golf Course Island Pool Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday Night Dive 8-10 p.m. (optional) $650 $675

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In Kids Scuba Camp II, children complete advanced SCUBA AquaMissions and challenges to earn a PADI* Master Seal Team card. See website for drop-off and pick-up details.

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Age: 12-18 (10-11 with advanced approval) July 18-22 Monday-Wednesday 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Golf Course Island Pool Thursday-Friday, overnight Lake Phoenix in Rawlings,VA $850 $875 Includes all camping fees. *PADI= Professional Association of Diving Instructors

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6TH ANNUAL Sunday, August 7, 8 a.m. Ridge Heights Pool

Volunteers and Sponsors needed www.restonkidstri.org FREE Training Clinics will be held throughout the summer to help participants prepare for the big day. Contact aquaticsinfo@reston.org or 703-435-7995 for details.

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THERE’S NOTHING LIKE RA SUMMER CAMPS

Get your child active and involved during summer in our enriching, safe and exciting summer camp programs. We are extremely proud of our Summer Camp programming and the opportunities it offers your child for adventure and some growth mentally and physically. Our goal is to create a fun and safe environment and instill values that help children flourish so that they may achieve their greatest potential. You may choose all weeks of summer camp or specific weeks of interest.

FRIENDSHIP

We’re here to inspire kids to work together and play together, creating friendships that can last a lifetime. We’re here to make kids feel welcome, feel comfortable being themselves.

LEARNING

We’re here to surround your kids with fantastic chances to try new experiences. Show them all they can do when they believe in themselves, providing a safe environment.

FUN

Free from the overly-structured, overly-scheduled routines of home and school, life at RA Camp gives children much needed free time to just play and have FUN! Camp is a slice of carefree living where kids can relax, laugh, and be silly all day long.

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ULTIMATE SUMMER CAMP GUIDE AGE

SESSION 1 1A 1B

PICK A DATE

SESSION 2 2A 2B

SESSION 3 3A 3B

SESSION 4 4A 4B

SESSION 5

SESSION 6

8/22-8/26

8/29 -9/2

PRESCHOOL Nature Tots

3-5

Bricks 4 Kidz

4-6

6/27-7/1

7/4-7/8

7/25-7/29

(no camp 7/4)

8/1-8/5

7/11-7/15

8/8-8/12

VARIETY Jr. Day Camp

5-7

(no camp 7/4)

6/27-7/8

7/11-7/22

7/25-8/5

8/8-8/19

Day Camp

7-11

(no camp 7/4)

6/27-7/8

7/11-7/22

7/25-8/5

8/8-8/19

SPECIALTY Little Hands

4-6

Bricks 4 Kidz

5-7

Walkers Rangers

6-9

Sportsters

6-9

Camp on Wheels

5-13

7/18-7/22

Bricks 4 Kidz

8-13

7/18-7/22

Science Camp

8-12

RSA - Soccer Camp

6-14

Triathlon Camp

6-17

Grace Art Camp

6-10

8/1-8/5

6/27-7/1

7/4-7/8

7/25-7/29

(no camp 7/4)

7/11-7/15 6/27-7/8

(no camp 7/4)

6/27-7/8

(no camp 7/4)

7/18-7/22

7/11-7/22

8/8-8/12 7/25-8/5

7/11-7/22

7/5-7/7

8/15-8/19

8/8-8/19 8/29 -9/2 8/15-8/19

7/25-8/5

7/11-7/15 6/28-6/30

8/29-9/2

8/8-8/12

7/11-7/15

7/25-7/29

8/1-8/5 8/22-8/26

TEEN Teen Camp

11-14

Wilderness Camp

11-16

Counselor-InTraining (CIT)

14-16

Junior Lifeguard

11-14

6/27-7/8

(no camp 7/4)

7/11-7/22

7/25-8/5

7/18-7/22 6/27-7/8

(no camp 7/4)

7/11-7/22

8/8-8/19

7/25-7/29 7/25-8/5

7/11-7/15

8/8-8/19 8/8-8/12

REGISTER Convenient full and half-day options available, as well as one-or two-week camps. Payment and paperwork are due at the time of enrollment. Online registration is available for members and non-members. Go to “Shop RA” at www.reston.org. Our staff is here for you. Feel free to call the camp staff with questions at 703-435-6551 or email at camp@reston.org.

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NATURE TOTS AGE 3-5 Monday-Friday Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive AM Session: 8:45-11:45 a.m. PM Session: 1-4 p.m. Sessions 1A, 3A & 3B: $90/session Session 1B: $72/session (prorated due to 4-day week) Sessions 1A, 3A & 3B: $115/session Session 1B: $92/session (prorated due to 4-day week) Transportation: Not Available. Extended Care: Not Available. Campers must be potty trained. Staff Ratio: At least one staff member for every 6 campers.

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Nature Story Time

Session 1A: June 27-July 1

Many of our favorite stories use nature as a backdrop. Read classic books and meet some characters around the Nature Center trails. Listen to the story of Rainbow Fish and make a colorful fish craft. Hear the Deep, Deep Pond story and look for animals hiding in our pond. Read Waiting for Wings and watch for butterflies visiting flowers in the garden. Make a picture storybook so you can tell your very own nature story.

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Terrific Textures

Session 1B: July 5-8 (No camp on July 4th)

Get in touch with nature and discover how many wonderful textures there are. Feel the roughness of a tree and make a bark rubbing. Discover smooth rocks as you dip your feet into a cool stream. Use a delicate hand to explore the softness of fur, feathers and moss. Look for bumpy toads under a log and slimy frogs in the pond. Make crafts with various textures to remember what you were “feeling” at camp.

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Space Explorers

Session 3A: July 25-29

Get ready to blast off to adventure as we explore the world beyond our own Earth. Learn how to walk on the moon and feel a moon rock. Step into our star room and discover the wonders of the Milky Way galaxy. Explore the planets of our solar system and create an alien life form. This week, you can launch a “rocket” and your imagination.

Animal Olympics Session 3B: Aug. 1-5

Although they may not compete in Rio, there are some amazing animal athletes. Learn which animals take the gold medal in the 100-meter sprint, the high jump and the long jump. Discover which animals could compete in the triathlon and which ones swim the fastest. Find out how you match up against our animal Olympians in our own Nature Center summer games.

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BRICKS 4 KIDZ AGE 4-13 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Lake House, 11450 Baron Cameron Avenue $175/session $200/session Session 1B: $140 (prorated) Session 1B: $160 (prorated)

Superhero Academy Camp (age 4-6) Session 2A: July 11-15

Join Bricks 4 Kidz for a week building Superheroes with LEGO® Bricks. Explore all the caped crusaders and discover their super powers. Create a fantasy world and protect it against all the evil arch enemies with custom contraptions made with LEGO® Bricks. At the end of the week, all SUPERHERO CAMPERS will go home with a custom mini figure. Superhero Academy Camp is not affiliated with Marvel® Comics.

Pocket Brick Monsters Camp (age 4-6) Session 4A: Aug. 8-12

Get ready for an adventure in the world of Pokémon®! Capture wild Pokémon® creatures and train them for battle. Improve your accuracy and power as you learn new moves and use special abilities. Tap into your inner engineer as we build Dratini, Pikachu, Poké Balls, and more. Bring your own Pokémon® trading cards if you wish to play and trade at the end of each day. Show off your skills as you battle for power in your journey through the Pokémon® universe. Do you have what it takes to become a Pokémon® Master? Pokémon © 2002-2014 Pokémon. © 19952014 Nintendo/Creatures Inc./GAME FREAK inc. TM, ® and Pokémon character names are trademarks of Nintendo.

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Teenage Brick Turtles Camp (age 5-7)

NEW OFFERING

Session 1B: July 4-8 (No camp on July 4th)

Grab your katanas and nunchucks as we prepare to fight crime with the Teenage Brick Turtles! Practice engineering as you build two of the courageous turtles and their wise Japanese rat sensei, Master Splinter. Strengthen your ninjutsu skills to defeat the villainous Shredder and his evil Foot Clan. After a treacherous day of crime-fighting, don’t forget to give the turtles a break to enjoy a pizza down in their sewer dwelling under the city. Let’s build and play…Brick Turtle style! © 2014 Viacom Overseas Holdings C.V. All Rights Reserved. TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES and all related titles, logos and characters are trademarks of Viacom Overseas Holdings C.V.

Space Adventures Camp (age 5-7) Session 3A: July 25-29

Inspired by NASA and Star Wars™, our Space Adventures Camp is packed full of models that will make your imagination blast off! Each day, campers will learn about real-life space exploration and build models related to the NASA space program. In addition, the day includes LEGO® Star Wars™ themed models, group games, challenges and more. Bricks 4 Kidz Space Adventure camp provides the spark for imagination and creativity to take off on an adventure that's out of this world! LEGO® is a registered trademark of the LEGO® Group of companies which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse these programs.

Stop Motion Movie Making Camp (age 8-13) Session 2B: July 18-22 Session 4B: Aug. 15-19

Light, cameras, LEGO® action! Use LEGO® bricks to tell YOUR story, complete with music, special effects and all your favorite LEGO® mini-figure characters! In this unique and creative camp, students will plan, script, stage, shoot, and produce their own mini-movie using Stop Motion Animation. Working as a team, students will use LEGO® components to build the set and props, then shoot their RA MEMBERS AND

movie using a camera. Teams will use movie-making software to add special effects, titles, credits and more. When the movie is complete, campers will impress friends and family with a screening party on the last day of camp. Don't miss your chance to be a movie producer! LEGO® is a registered trademark of the LEGO® Group of companies which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse these programs.

Brought to you in partnership with bricks4Kidz.

NON-MEMBERS. FOR MORE INFO ON PROGRAMS AND EVENTS, VISIT WWW. RESTON.ORG

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LITTLE HANDS MUSIC AGE 4-6 Monday-Friday, 9:30 a.m.-Noon Lake House, 11450 Baron Cameron Avenue All Sessions: $180

Register at www.littlehands.com or call 703-631-2046. Staffing: All classes are taught by experienced music educators and trained music therapists.

All Around the Kitchen Session 6: Aug. 29-Sept. 2

Pickles, pumpkin, pudding, peas! Lots of fun around the kitchen making music. Join us for a "deliciously fun" musical experience with Kitchen Band Man, and a whole host of interesting songs and sounds that we'll be cooking up! Loads of hands-on play with percussion instruments, as well as home-made instruments to take home and enjoy! No food will be served, but there will be lots of cooking, singing, and dancing! Every day will be led by Little Hands early childhood music educators, assisted by well-trained music education interns.

Camp capacity: 20 children per week.

Princesses and Pirates Session 1A: June 27-July 1 Session 3B: Aug. 1-5

Inspired by a child's imagination, we'll sing, play and act out musical stories about princesses and pirates. Featuring visits from "Arabella, the Musical Princess" and "Captain Balderdash," the children will also play instruments, make musical crafts to take home and have a special photo shoot with both visiting characters. Every day will be led by Little Hands early childhood music educators, assisted by welltrained music education interns.

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Brought to you in partnership with Little Hands.

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CAMP ON WHEELS AGE 5-13

games and skate jams. Required equipment includes skateboard, helmet, knee pads, elbow pads and wrist guards. Bring water and snack in labeled cooler.

Monday-Friday Half Day: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Lake Newport Soccer Field, 1550 Reston Parkway $220/session $245/session

Session 2B: July 18-22 Session 6: Aug. 29-Sept. 2

Extreme Fun for skateboarders, inline skaters and bike riders (beginners to experts).

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Learn to skate and ride in an environment where safety and skills are a top priority. Increase their skills and confidence with American Inline’s fun, professional staff. Campers provide their own equipment as listed. Campers receive a camp T-shirt and stickers.

Note: Instruction in different skate sports will run simultaneously during each session. Campers will receive instruction in only one skate sport per session. Indicate your choice on your registration form: skateboarding, inline skating, bike riding or learn to ride. Campers will be grouped within their specialty sport during instruction time.

Skateboard Camp

Session 2B: July 18-22 Session 6: Aug. 29-Sept. 2

Ready, set, go! An extreme camp for skateboard riders of all levels. Whether you have never been on a skateboard and want to learn, or you are an experienced skateboard rider who wants to improve your skills, this camp will put you on the fast track to being a better rider. Learn how to push, ride, carve, tack turn, ride ramps, ride fakie, rock n’ roll, rock to fakie, grind and get air while skating with an American Inline Certified Coach. Camp is held in the mobile skate park designed for skaters of all levels. Each day includes instruction, skating PRICES ARE LISTED FOR BOTH

Inline Skating

This exciting camp is for beginning through intermediate rollerbladers (inline skaters). No matter how long you’ve been skating or your level of skill, this camp is filled with extreme fun and action. Campers learn how to gear up, stand up, avoid falling down, three ways to stop, turn, crossover, skate backwards, learn tricks, play skating games and ride over small ramps. Each day includes instruction, skating games and skate tours when ready. Required equipment: Inline skates, helmet, knee and elbow pads, and wrist guards. Bring water and snack in labeled cooler.

Learn How to Ride a Bike

Session 2B: July 18-22 Session 6: Aug. 29-Sept. 2

Learning to ride a bike is a rite of passage; a skill that once acquired, is never forgotten. The key rule when teaching a child to ride: keep it fun. This camp is for kids who are ready to say good-bye to their training wheels. Participants learn to ride without the assistance of training wheels during camp. Learn how to start, stop, pedal, and balance. Learn basic riding skills, braking and steering. Bring a bike without training wheels, helmet, bike gloves, water and snack in labeled cooler.

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Bike Riding Camp

Session 2B: July 18-22 Session 6: Aug. 29-Sept. 2

This camp is for kids who can already ride without the assistance of training wheels. Provides a hands-on, educational way for children to master the art of bicycle riding. Learn riding skills, steering, braking, shifting, safety, negotiating obstacles, hills, ride rules of the road to ride ramps and more. Bring bike, bike gloves, helmet, water bottle, hydration pack and snack in labeled cooler.

Brought to you in partnership with American Inline.

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Half Day (age 5-8)

Campers will…

Session 2A: July 11-15 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $175/session $200/session

Full Day (age 9-14)

Session 2A: July 11-15 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. $275/session $300/session

Half Day (age 5-8) Session 4A: Aug. 8-12 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $175/session $200/session

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Focus on developing the fundamental skills of soccer and principles of team play Learn foundational skills: dribbling, ball control, turning, shooting, passing Vary each day's activities to include fun and challenging games Develop coordination, physical skills, social interaction Develop technical skills and tactical knowledge of the game Build advanced foot and upper body skills – emphasizing creativity to beat an opponent Learn advanced shooting, shielding and receiving techniques

Camp Shirts: RA shirt not required.

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Monday-Friday Hunters Woods — Allred Park 2503 Reston Parkway

Reston Soccer Association and RA Camps have joined forces to create a safe and fun learning environment for children to become acclimated and engaged with soccer at its earliest foundation. Our concepts go well beyond the game of soccer, where children will practice reaching basic early developmental milestones in socialization, emotional and physical development, as well as cognition and communication.

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SOCCER CAMP “CAN YOU KICK IT” AGE 5-14

Staff Ratio: One staff member for every 12 campers.

Brought to you in partnership with Reston Soccer Association.

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This soccer camp will focus on developing soccer skills and building teamwork, as well as cultivating positive sportsmanship and self-esteem.

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SPORTSTERS CAMP AGE 6-9 Monday-Friday Half Day: 9 a.m.-Noon. Full Day: 9 a.m.-3:45 p.m. Lake Anne Park, 11301 North Shore Drive Limit: 2 sessions per camper Session 1: June 27-July 8 (prorated, no camp fee 7/4) Session 2: July 11-22 Session 3: July 25-Aug. 5 Session 4: Aug. 8-19

Half Day

Session 1: $158/session (prorated, no camp fee 7/4) Sessions 1: $180/session Session 2-4: $175/session Sessions 2-4: $200/session

Full Day

Session 1: $258/session (prorated, no camp fee 7/4) Sessions 1: $280/session Session 2-4: $275/session Sessions 2-4: $300/session Camp Shirts: $8/10 (Youth/ Adult), required daily. Extended Care: Available… See page 86 for details. Transportation: Available… See page 86 for details. Staff Ratio: One staff member for every 8 campers.

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NEW CAMP TIMES

This camp celebrates the team-building and confidenceboosting potential of sports for kids of all abilities. The Sportsters Camp is a fun-filled sports camp that brings boys and girls together to practice and play in a positive and nurturing environment. Campers will be divided up into groups based on their age and ability. They’ll never get bored learning and playing a variety of sports each day. Field trips to the RA pools and classic summer camp activities will also be mixed in to give your Sportster a true camp experience! Sportsters is located at beautiful Lake Anne Park, featuring a multipurpose court, practice wall, tennis courts, sand volleyball pit, spray fountain, playground and pavilion, just minutes from baseball and soccer fields.

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WALKER’S RANGERS AGE 6-9 Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-Noon Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive $90/session $115/session Transportation: Not Available. Extended Care: Not Available. Staff Ratio: At least one staff member for every 6 campers.

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Discover nature through hands-on activities, special guests and exploratory walks. Participate in science experiments, active games and creative craft making. Build social skills through small group interactions. Have a daily snack.

Star Gazers

Session 2A: July 11-15

Step into our intergalactic space craft to explore the marvels of the universe. Hear stories of the constellations and discover which ones are locked in cosmic strife. Become a star for a day and role-play how to restore peace to the galaxy. Explore the planets of our solar system and build a model home that would help you live on the one of your choice. Meet some extraterrestrial characters on your journey through the final frontier.

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Nature Art

Session 2B: July 18-22

Throughout the centuries, artists have been inspired by the beauty and wonder of nature. Look at famous paintings and see the world through different artists’ perspectives. Make a journal to record what you see on nature walks. Use various forms of media to make your own inspired creations. Discover how to enhance your artwork with leaves, twigs, rocks and flowers. No special skills required to let your inner artist shine!

Mystery Solvers

Session 4A: Aug. 8-12

Mysterious things are happening at the Nature Center. Follow a trail of clues to find out what’s going on. Locate hidden objects with the help of a GPS unit. Decode secret messages and use a magnifying glass to get a closer look at tracks and other signs. Sharpen your observation skills and use your powers of deduction to find out what’s behind the Nature Center mysteries.

Nature Superheroes Session 4B: Aug. 15-19

Some animals have powers that are extraordinary. Discover the strength of spider silk and how ants use chemicals to communicate and to protect their colony. Explore the supersonic hearing of bats and find out which animals wear an iron coat. See what makes the mighty thunder roar. Meet some of these amazing superheroes along the paths of the Nature Center.

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TRIATHLON CAMP AGE 6-17 Mini Camp

Beginner & Intermediate Level: 3:30-5 p.m. Dogwood Pool, 2460 Green Range Road Intermediate & Advance Level: 5:30-7 p.m. Dogwood Pool, 2460 Green Range Road Session 1A: June 28-30 Session 1B: July 5-7 $160/session $175/session

Half Day Camp

Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Dogwood Pool, 2460 Green Range Road $260/session $275/session Beginner/Intermediate Level Session 2A: July 11-15 Session 3A: July 25-29 Intermediate/Advance Level Session 3B: Aug. 1-5 Transportation: Not Available. Extended Care: Not Available. Staff Ratio: At least one staff member for every 20 campers.

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Tri Team Xcel’s (TTX) Triathlon Camp is designed for all levels of triathletes – beginner, intermediate and advance. Youth triathlons are becoming more popular and the NCAA is now offering college scholarships to women in the sport. It’s more important than ever before to give our local athletes a jump on the competition. We focus on a supportive and motivating atmosphere which emphasizes good sportsmanship and teamwork. TRAINING REQUIREMENTS Beginner: Be able to swim one length of the pool without assistance, be able to proficiently ride a bike, and be able to run a half mile. Intermediate: Be able to swim four lengths of the pool in legal freestyle stroke, ride a bike at least three miles, and run at least one mile. Advance: Be able to swim eight lengths of the pool, ride a bike for six miles, run two miles, and have competed in two races. Equipment Needed: Bike without training wheels, bike helmet, swim goggles, modest swimsuit, swim cap, close-toed running shoes, sunscreen. Please bring water and a snack to camp each day in a labeled cooler or bag.

Brought to you in partnership with Tri Team Xcel.

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GRACE ART UNLEASHED CAMP GRADES: RISING 1ST–4TH Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Lake House, 11450 Baron Cameron Avenue GRACE Family Member: $315 Non-GRACE Member: $365 10% discount for sibling or multiple sessions (price includes all materials)

Camp Shirts: RA shirt not required.

GRACE Art Unleashed Session 5: Aug. 22-26

GRACE Art is the Greater Reston Arts Center's largest education program providing art history appreciation in area schools. We will use the GRACE Art portfolios as a starting point for camp. Then we unleash their potential as we dig deeper and better understand the defining artists of art history. Campers will create richer, more in-depth art projects influenced by the artists and art movements that shape our artistic culture.

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Innovative new projects each day Experience exciting themes exploring the visual arts in tandem with science, art history and yoga Children will expand their artistic vocabulary and creativity through hands-on activities led by professional art educators and GRACE staff Exploration outdoors during break time Afternoon pool visits, weather depending Campers must provide their own bag lunch.

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DAY CAMP AGE 7-11 Monday-Friday, 8:45 a.m.-4 p.m. Brown’s Chapel, 1575 Brown’s Chapel Road Session 1: $360/session (prorated, no camp fee 7/4) Session 1: $405/session Session 2,3,4: $400/session Session 2,3,4: $450/session Session 5 & 6: $220/session Session 5 & 6: $240/session Camp Shirts: $8-10/shirt, required daily.

Spy Kids: Mission Impossible

Session 2: July 11-22

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Participate in hands-on nature activities, sports, games, crafts, music, drama and swimming Enjoy pool parties, daytime cookouts, festivals and guest entertainers Go on field trips within and outside Reston Learn cooperative skills through small group interaction and team building activities

Special Interest Activities Campers have the opportunity to participate in special interest activities such as music, drama, newspaper, and recreation/ sports. Day Camp also offers two other special interests your camper could participate in for a fee during Sessions 1-4. Campers must enroll at least two weeks prior to the start of your camp session for the following paid interests below.

Swim Lessons: $65 Monday-Thursday both weeks for 40 minutes. (8 lessons) Tennis Lessons: $80 Monday-Thursday both weeks for 60 minutes. (8 lessons) PRICES ARE LISTED FOR BOTH

AVAILABILITY

Shiver Me Timbers

Staff Ratio: At least one staff member for every 6 campers.

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It's your mission, if you choose to accept it... make/analyze finger prints, decipher codes, and participate in scavenger hunts. Create new spy codes, spy gadgets, and hidden picture artwork. The mystery of the mission will be revealed, but you have only a few seconds to decide to enroll before this session fills up.

Arrrrrgh! Young Buccaneers learn the swashbuckling lingo of pirates, walk the plank, enter an eye patch contest, go on treasure hunts, learn to develop and read a chart where X marks the spot, and Shiver Me Timbers a whole lot more.

Extended Care: Available… See page 86 for details. Transportation: Available… See page 86 for details.

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Session 1: June 27-July 8 (No camp July 4th, Fee prorated.)

Session 3: July 25-Aug. 5

Pow, Pow! Pew, Pew! Citizens of the Western frontier have been abducted by a strange breed of aliens, and it’s up to the cowboys and renegades to return them to their home! This session we’ll learn all about alien cultures and outer space, and what folks did back in the Wild West. You will have to enroll to see if the cowboys can infiltrate the alien ship and beam them back to their planet before Earth is taken over.

Try your hand at the Day Camp version of the 2016 Olympic Games. We will have team contests in athletics, brain teasers, group challenges, with daily team prizes. We will be searching for champion wildlife, and probably invent a few games that will become camp-wide traditions. Come share in the Olympic Spirit!

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Anything Goes

Who is the smartest, and who is the fastest to answer trivia questions? Play Day Camp Jeopardy, Family Fued, Giant Jenga, and more. Dazzle your counselors and peers with your knowledge of book smarts and useless trivia. Find your treasures first during a nature scavenger hunt. It’s all about the games.

Attend this last week of camp, as we will be doing anything from doing activities backwards, making scrapbooks of your summer, wearing pajamas, having a pizza party on the last day, etc. Don’t miss out on this week of camp as ANYTHING GOES when we say goodbye to summer.

Session 5: Aug. 22-26 (one week)

Olympic Spirit

Session 4: Aug. 8-19

Game Show Mania

Session 6: Aug. 29-Sept. 2 (one week)

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SCIENCE CAMP AGE 8-12 Monday-Friday, 8:45 a.m.-3:45 p.m. United States Geological Survey (USGS), 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive Session 1: $378/session (prorated, no camp fee 7/4) Session 1: $423/session Session 2 & 3: $420/session Session 2 & 3: $470/session Camp Shirts: $8/10 (Youth/ Adult), required daily. Extended Care: Available… See page 86 for details. Transportation: Available… See page 86 for details. Staff Ratio: One staff member for every 6 campers.

Special Interest Activities Campers have the opportunity to participate in special interest activities such as music, drama, Mr. Wizard, newspaper, and sports. We will be providing you with a Special Interest Form prior to your first day of camp.

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Water Works

Session 1: June 27-July 8 (No camp on 7/4)

Learn how and where glaciers are formed and why they are important to the global water budget. NOAA scientists will be visiting this session to help campers study the wonders of the ocean realm and learn what skills are needed to become a marine scientist. Students will learn how scientists track objects underwater using sonar, and even design and build their own buoys using PVC pipe. Throughout the session you will discover skill sets to help study how “Water Works.”

A Force Of Nature! Session 2: July 11-22

The USGS welcomes the campers to their beautiful 100+ acre campus, offering us the opportunity to meet scientists and participate in fun hands-on experiments.

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In the past 10 years, we have seen more and more natural disasters. Attend this session to learn why this is happening, and what causes natural forces to occur and whether we can do anything to prevent them. Find out what parts of the world are prone to earthquakes, hurricanes, volcanoes erupting, etc. We will learn what causes earthquakes, view a real seismograph and learn how it works.

Dig up the Past, Plan for the Future Session 3: July 25-Aug. 5

What is a fossil? What is your favorite fossil? Examine real fossils, be a fossil detective, and make your own fossils. Use the scientific method to explore the “Footprint Puzzle.” We will be planning our way for the future, not by just using maps. You will participate in learning to use compasses, maps and GPS units to find unusual features like, the “drumstick,” the ”tooth,” and the benchmark at the USGS Center. RA MEMBERS AND

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JUNIOR LIFEGUARD AGE 11-14 Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Golf Course Island Pool, 11301 Links Drive (Except Wednesdays at RA HQ) Session 2A: July 11-15 Session 4A: Aug. 8-12 $250/session $300/session Extended Care: ƒƒ Campers may arrive as early as 8:30 a.m. ƒƒ M/T/R/F campers may stay at Golf Course Island Pool until closing with prior waiver from parent/ guardian.

RA’s Junior Lifeguard program is like a training camp for future lifeguards. As part of this program, participants will learn the roles and responsibilities of a lifeguard, improve their swimming skills, practice beginner-level rescues, gain experience in a variety of customer service scenarios, and, of course, get an opportunity to jump out of the stand. PLEASE NOTE: Participation in Junior Lifeguard does NOT result in American Red Cross (ARC) certification.

Transportation: Not available. Staff Ratio: One staff member for every 6 campers.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS

Reston Association is pleased to announce year-round programming for both adults and youth. You asked for it, we are listening. Please contact the Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee, PRAC@reston.org; or the Camps/ Youth Programs Department, dmerenick@reston.org with your program ideas for what you would like to see offered in the RA community.

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WILDERNESS CAMP AGE 11-16 Monday-Friday, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Pony Barn, corner of Steeplechase Drive and Triple Crown Drive. Session 2B: July 18-22 Session 3A: July 25-29 Session 2B & 3A: $275/ session Session 2B & 3A: $300/ session

Transportation: Not Available. Extended Care: Not Available. Camp Shirts: Not required. Staff Ratio: One staff member for every 6 campers.

Outdoor Awareness Session 2B: July 18-22

Join us for a week-long adventure that will teach your camper to love and respect the outdoors.This camp is geared towards the novice outdoor person or anyone who would like to sharpen their skills. Campers will learn about stealth in a natural environment, including moving unseen and unheard while employing camouflage. They will build shelters with ropes, tarps and natural materials and experiment with trap building. There will be instruction in how to navigate, both with and without a compass. Campers will learn about animal tracking and how to identify animals by their tracks. They will study a range of edible and medicinal plants. They will also learn about knots of all kinds, including how to craft and create with different types of knots. If time allows, we will have instruction on the safe use of a knife. Finally, we will do some off-trail exploration and learn how to navigate both with and without a compass.

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Survival Skills

Session 3A: July 25-29

Join us for a week-long adventure that will teach your camper to survive in the wild. This camp is for those who want to learn how to survive with minimal gear when in the outdoors. We will discuss how to pack a backpack so you can survive if trapped outside. Campers will learn about making fire with matches and friction, as well as safe and effective fire-tending techniques. Kids will identify wild edible plants and things to stay away from. Campers will receive instruction in constructing primitive shelters with ropes, tarps and natural materials, as well as experiment with trap building. We will do some off-trail exploration and learn how to navigate through the woods. On the final day, we will test your skills with a late night hike and campfire that you will have to start.

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COUNSELOR-IN-TRAINING (CIT) PROGRAM AGE 14-16 Monday-Friday, 8:45 a.m.-4 p.m. Arrival: CITs report to an assigned camp program at various locations in Reston. Departure: Brown’s Chapel, 1575 Brown’s Chapel Road Session 1: June 27-July 8 (No camp 7/4) Session 2: July 11-22 Session 3: July 25-Aug. 5 Session 4: August 8-19 Session 1: $225/session (prorated, no camp 7/4) Session 1: $270/session Session 2, 3 & 4: $250/ session Session 2, 3 & 4: $300/ session

Participation in the CIT program is by selection. Those interested in the program must complete an application process, which includes an application, references, and an interview. Interviews will occur the first Wednesday of each month (3/2, 4/6, 5/4 & 6/1) at 4:30 p.m. Camp manager will contact you with a confirmation note. See www.reston.org or call 703435-6567 for an application. No online registration. Limited space is available, so apply early.

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The Counselor-in-Training Program is designed to offer qualified young people an opportunity to prepare for positions as camp counselors or recreation leaders. Emphasis is placed upon developing leadership skills, sensitivity to children, and program skills.

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Learn how to be a dynamite counselor! Share, teach and interact with campers Shadow staff and get hands-on experience at a variety of camps Develop leadership and communication skills in small and large group settings Go on field trips and recreational outings. Explore the natural world and learn how to share it Gain experience for future jobs and college applications.

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2016 Camp Registration Payment & Refunds

CAMP CALENDAR

May 1 May 1 May 2-Sept 2. June 1

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Camp balances are due and any payments paid in full. Camper forms are due. Full Payment due at date of purchase. Last day for refunds.

Registration and related forms are available online at www.reston.org If you prefer to register in person or bring in your forms, our address is: ATTN: Camps Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20191 Faxed registrations are not accepted. A 24-hour drop box is located in front of the building on the side facing Sunrise Valley Drive.

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Confirmation Letters In addition to your receipt, all registrants will receive a confirmation letter by email within two weeks of their registration.

Waiting List

If your camper’s first choice is full, please put them on the waitlist. We will call you if a slot becomes available.

Special Placement

If your camper wants to be placed with a friend, please submit a Special Placement Form, available on our website and due by June 1. We will do everything we can to accommodate this request.

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Certain forms are required for participation in RA Camps. This is a Virginia Department of Social Services requirement. Campers without all required forms will not be permitted to participate in camp. Forms are available on the RA website or by contacting the camp office at 703-435-6551. All forms are due by May 1. Please note, these forms include a physical and proof of identification.

Camp Shirts

Campers at Junior Day Camp, Sportsters, Day Camp, Science Camp, and CITs are required to wear an official camp T-shirt each day. Shirts are sold at the RA office: $8 for youth sizes, $10 for adult sizes.

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Morning: $45 per session Afternoon: $45 per session

Van transportation is available within RA boundaries only. Transportation is available for all camps with the following exceptions: ƒƒ Campers may be picked up and dropped off at two different locations. Locations must remain the same throughout the session. ƒƒ Pick Up/Drop Off locations must be a home, place of employment or daycare provider in Reston. ƒƒ Transportation is not available after Extended Care. ƒƒ Camp Registrar will call the family a few days prior to the first day of the session to confirm approximate AM pick-up times. Please allow a 10-minute window for this time due to commuter traffic.

Extended Care

$50/Session, AM (7:30-9 a.m.) $50/Session, PM (4-6 p.m.)

Extended Care is provided at our Brown’s Chapel facility. AM Extended Care is available for Sportsters, Junior Day Camp, Science Camp, Day Camp, and Teen Camp. PM Extended Care is available for Junior Day Camp, Science Camp, Day Camp, Teen Camp and Sportsters. As part of the service, RA will transport campers to their appropriate camp in the morning and from camp to Extended Care in the afternoons as needed. If your child attends Science Camp or Teen Camp, please drop them off at Extended Care by 8:15 a.m., and pick them up no earlier than 4:15 p.m. These recommended times are subject to change. Extended Care activities are less structured and more independent than regular camp activities. They may include cards, board games, crafts, reading, videos, etc. A snack and drink will be served at the PM session only.

Transfer Policy

Transfers are permitted as long as there is space in the desired camp program. A $20 fee applies for camp/$10 fee applies for transportation/extended care. All request forms are due 12 business days prior to the camp start date and may only be submitted for the child that was originally registered. Transfer approvals will take two to three business days to complete.


RA Youth Programs

AFTER SCHOOL A community encouraging a fit mind, fit body and character that counts

REGISTRATION BEGINS MAY 2

Location

K-6th: Lake House, 11450 Baron Cameron Ave. 7th-8th: Brown’s Chapel, 1575 Brown’s Chapel Road

Hours

Monday-Friday After school care: 2–6:30 p.m. School day out: 7:30 a.m.–6:30 p.m. (Prior enrollment required)

Program Overview • • • • • • •

Homework Club Community Outreach Family Events Teen Events Fitness Initiatives Field Trips Character Counts!

• Enrichment Clubs • Transportation Fee Included • Normal hours on Early Release Days w/ exception of 11/23/16 • Monthly Fee includes (3) Teacher Work Days

After School Rate PM Care

RA Member $395*monthly

Pickup School Locations Elementary • Buzz Aldrin • Forrest Edge • Hunter Woods • Lake Anne • Terraset

Middle School / Jr. High • Langston Hughes • Herndon Middle If you don’t see your school listed above and would like to inquire about how to be added, please contact Senior Program Manager Dan Merenick at 703-435-6567, or afterschool@reston.org.

Non-Member $420*monthly

Drop-In Package $245* $270* (RAK Drop-In) 10 days May be used at any time (school day/school day out camp and inclement weather days.) Must be used during the 2016-2017 school year. Non-refundable and non-transferable.

* Activity/Registration fee due at time of enrollment.

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HEALTH & WELLNESS

WELLNESS CLASSES 01 Fit Beginnings (ages 2-3)

Fridays, 11-11:30 a.m. Brown’s Chapel, 1575 Brown’s Chapel Road May: 6, 13, 20, 27 $32 $36 June: 3,10,17 $24 $27

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Fit 4 Tots (ages 4-5)

Mondays & Wednesdays, 11-11:30 a.m., Brown’s Chapel, 1575 Brown’s Chapel Road May: 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25 $64 $72 June: 1, 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22 $56 $63

03 Tabata Fitness (ages 12+)

May Location: Brown’s Chapel, 1575 Brown’s Chapel Road June-August Location: Lake House, 11450 Baron Cameron Avenue Monday,Wednesday, Friday Session A: May 2-27 Noon-12:45 p.m. $144 $180 Session B: June 1-22 Noon-12:45 p,m. $120 $150 Session C: July 6-29 9:30-10:15 a.m. $132 $165 Session D: Aug. 1-19 9:30-10:15 a.m. $108 $135

Tabata interval training is one of the most effective types of high intensity interval training. Through a variety of simple, yet intense exercises, each class will blast the calories and provide noticeable results in a short amount of time. Whether your goal is muscle tone, weight loss, or both, this class will provide what you are looking for. A typical class begins with a short warm-up followed by a PRICES ARE LISTED FOR BOTH

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series of four-minute exercise sequences. Each sequence is broken into eight 20/10 intervals (20 seconds of intense work followed by 10 seconds of rest). Many exercises will use just body weight, but additional tools such as barbells, bands, and gliding discs may be used as well. Class will end with a short cool down and stretch. Registration is required. Contact Member Services or register online.

04 High Intensity Interval Training H.I.I.T. Class (ages 12+)

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Mindful Workshop for Adults

May 10-June 14 (six sessions) Tuesdays, 7-8 p.m. Fridays, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Brown’s Chapel, 1575 Brown’s Chapel Road $125 $150

We all know stress is a normal part of life. But too much stress can make us feel overwhelmed, unproductive and unable to cope. The good news is we can use the powerful tool or mindfulness to increase stress resiliency and promote well-being. Jump-start your own practice with this sixweek workshop, learning mindfulness practices that are simple, effective and efficient (just five to twenty minutes daily). Through discussion and practice, we’ll explore stress physiology, the fundamentals of mindfulness, and tips for starting and maintaining a regular practice.

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Build your resiliency to stress Improve mental focus and concentration Stay calm and positive despite the frantic pace of daily life Reduce feelings of anxiety and irritability Quiet our “busy brain” and focus on the present Cultivate compassion for ourselves and others

Instructor Nina Paul is a mindfulness educator and stress reduction coach. She is passionate about helping people understand this powerful tool for decreasing stress and boosting overall happiness and health. Want to learn more? Contact Nina at nina.s.paul@gmail.com. Registration is required. Contact Member Services or register online.

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Mindfulness Workshop for Teens (ages 13-18)

May 15 (four sessions) Sundays, 4-5 p.m. Brown’s Chapel, 1575 Brown’s Chapel Road $105 $120

As a busy teenager, do you feel overwhelmed with school and social stressors? Burdened by keeping up with sports, a social life, and activities? Mindfulness is a powerful tool for stress reduction.

By practicing mindfulness, you change your relationship to stress-learning to handle stressors in a balanced and calm manner. In this workshop, you will learn the core practices of mindfulness.

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Want to learn more? Contact Mindfulness Educator Nina Paul, at nina.s.paul@gmail.com. Early registration is encouraged due to limited class size and can be done by calling Member Services, or register online.

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NATURE

Reston Reston is a community founded on the preservation and

appreciation of natural areas. To this day, a strong environmental stewardship ethic is nurtured in the community. Over 1,300 acres of open space are maintained by Reston Association, including more than 800 acres of woodlands, four lakes, three ponds, four wetlands, 50 meadows, and 20 miles of streams. Environmental education programs are provided by the Walker Nature Center, and ample opportunities exist for volunteers to help care for our local environment. Explore, protect and enjoy the nature of Reston.

Walker Nature Center Located at 11450 Glade Drive, the Nature Center provides a variety of educational and recreational programs and amenities.

The mission of the Center is to foster an environmental stewardship ethic in the community. The Center enhances people’s awareness, knowledge, appreciation, and enjoyment of the environment. The 72-acre wooded site features: ƒƒ One mile of loop trails ƒƒ An education building known as Nature House ƒƒ A picnic pavilion ƒƒ Picnic tables and trailside benches ƒƒ A campfire ring ƒƒ Outdoor displays and interpretive signs ƒƒ Demonstration gardens and meadows ƒƒ A pond ƒƒ The Glade Stream Valley ƒƒ Snakeden Branch stream’s entrance to 44-acre Lake Audubon

Environmental Volunteers Spring Festival Help out at this popular Nature Center event, May 7, 1-5 p.m., see page 93. Habitat Heroes Help protect native plants in our natural areas, see page 132. Lake Clean Up Help clean up Reston’s lakes, June 4, 10 a.m.-Noon, see page 134. Great American Dip-In Help monitor the transparency of our lakes and ponds, July 1-31, see page 134. Stream Monitors Help monitor local stream health by inventorying macroinvertebrates, see page 134.

NATURE HOUSE Free parking, restroom and trail access dawn to dusk, 365 days a year.

Visit Nature House to: ƒƒ Enjoy exhibits and displays. ƒƒ See some native animals up close. ƒƒ Talk with a naturalist. ƒƒ Use the nature resource library. ƒƒ Do a simple activity or read a nature story with a child. ƒƒ Learn about the green features of this LEED Gold building.

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MONDAY, WEDNESDAY – FRIDAY

9 a.m.-5 p.m.

TUESDAY Closed SATURDAY

10 a.m.-1 p.m.

SUNDAY 1-4 p.m. Check holiday schedule for additional closings.

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RENT SPACE AT THE WALKER NATURE CENTER WALKER NATURE CENTER 11450 GLADE DRIVE

Looking for the perfect spot for a community meeting, family gathering or business retreat? Affordable and attractive rentals are available at the Nature Center.

Nature House Multipurpose Room

664 square feet of space, capacity 94 people, seats 44 people with tables and chairs. Parking and restroom access. RA Member or Reston not-for-profit fee $35/hr. Non-member or Non-Reston not-for-profit fee $55/hr. For profit/corporate fee $80/hr.

Nature Center Pavilion

576-square-foot pavilion with picnic tables and bench seating in a beautiful woodland setting. Parking and restroom access. RA Member or Reston not-for-profit fee $25/hr. Non-member or Non-Reston not-for-profit fee $35/hr. For profit/corporate fee $55/hr.

Fire Ring

Fire pit in woodland setting with bench seating, small pavilion and picnic tables. Roadside parking. No restroom. Renters must supply their own wood and water to extinguish the fire. RA Member or Reston not-for-profit fee $15/hr. Non-member or Non-Reston not-for-profit fee $20/hr. For profit/corporate fee $25/hr. PRICES ARE LISTED FOR BOTH

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All Ages

All ages welcome. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Campfire: Popcorn Bar Friday, May 13, 7-8:30 p.m. WNC Campfire Ring, on Soapstone Drive, between Glade Drive and Lawyers Road. Reserve by May 9. $7/person $9/person

Enjoy a fun twist on the traditional campfire with a popcorn bar around the campfire. This is the perfect event to kick off a summer full of fun. Experiment with different flavors and popping techniques. All supplies provided.

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Explore Lake Anne by Canoe/Kayak Friday, June 3, 6:30-8 p.m. Lake Anne Public Boat Docks, Washington Plaza in the Lake Anne Village Center. Reserve by May 30. $7/person $9/person

For ages 7 and older. Explore Lake Anne from a different perspective. Paddling is a leisurely and enjoyable way of getting up close to waterfowl, fish and turtles that seem far away from shore. Learn about lake ecology and what you can do to help the lake and its aquatic wildlife. Beginner

paddlers welcome. Boats and equipment provided. Co-sponsored by Reston Community Center.

Owl Prowl

Thursday, June 9, 7-8:30 p.m. Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive. Reserve by June 6. $7/person $9/person

Meet a wildlife rehabilitator from the Raptor Conservancy for an up close look at some live owls of Virginia. Then prowl along the trails in search of the Nature Center’s resident owls. It will be a hootin’ good time.

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Solar Oven Workshop

Sunday, June 12, 2-3:30 p.m. Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive. Reserve by June 9. $7/person $9/person

Ages 10 and older. Solar ovens use sunlight to slow cook or warm foods without electricity or other fuel sources. Join us for a solar cooking demonstration and build a simple oven to take home for your yard or next camping trip. All supplies and recipes provided. Co-sponsored by Reston Community Center. Nature programs may be cancelled in the event of severe weather, severe weather warnings, or low enrollment. Advance reservations are required for all fee-based programs. Call 703-476-9689 and press 5 or email naturecenter@ reston.org.

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June 11, 8 a.m.-Noon. Lake Audubon Boat Ramp 2070 Twin Branches Road Ages 15 and under. All kids must be accompanied by an adult.

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A fishing license is not required for kids participating in the derby. Teens and adults ages 16 & up, who are helping, must have a Virginia State Fishing License (freshwater only) available online at www.dgif.state.va.us. Adults are not permitted to fish during the kids’ fishing time. Volunteers are needed to help kids learn how to fish. To register, reserve a fishing rod for your child, or volunteer. Contact Ha Brock at 703-4357986 or habrock@reston.org by June 6. You may also register online at http://bit.ly/2016kidsfishingderby. NON-MEMBERS. FOR MORE INFO ON PROGRAMS AND EVENTS, VISIT WWW. RESTON.ORG

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FREE EVENT ALL AGES WELCOME

Spring Festival SATURDAY, MAY 7 1-5 PM Walker Nature Center 11450 Glade Drive (rain or shine)

Entertainment

Sponsored by Reston Community Center 1:00-1:45 PM 2:30-3:15 PM 4:00-4:45 PM

Blue Sky Puppets Enviro Drums Under the Sea: Live Animals

Plus acoustic music with Tom Bodine & Friends from 1-5 PM on the front porch. Ride your bike or walk to the event for a free drink. Live Animals Fishing Activities Environmental Booths Canoe/Kayak Rentals Native Plant Sale Kids’ Crafts

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All ages welcome. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

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Camping: The Ultimate Family Experience

Saturday, June 25, 2-3:30 p.m. WNC Campfire Ring, on Soapstone Drive, between Glade Drive and Lawyers Road. Reserve by June 22. $5/person $7/person

For ages 7 and older. Prepare for a positive family camping trip. Learn about different camping styles (tent, hammock and bivy), how to set up and break down your campsite, and build Leave No Trace habits to last a lifetime. Essential packing lists and local family camping destinations will be provided. Co-sponsored by Reston Community Center.

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Fabulous Fireflies

Friday, July 15, 7:30-9 p.m. Brown's Chapel, 1575 Brown’s Chapel Road. Reserve by July 11. $6/person $8/person

Fireflies, also known as lightning bugs, are fascinating fluorescing insects. Discover what makes them glow and why they blink their lights on and off. Find out what they eat, how they grow and where they live. Learn how to attract them to your yard. Play a firefly game and take home a fun craft.

Campfire Folklore

Thursday, July 21, 7-8:30 p.m. WNC Campfire Ring, on Soapstone Drive, between Glade Drive and Lawyers Road. Reserve by July 18. $7/person $9/person

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The campfire has always been a great place to gather and hear stories of past and present. Did you know that many a lesson has been passed down from generation to generation while sitting around the fire? Hear a few fables and share a story of your own if you would like. Roasting marshmallows will be part of the fun.

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Fairy Festivale Saturday, July 30, 10 a.m.-Noon Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive

Reservations are requested by July 29. Contact naturecenter@reston.org or 703-476-9689 ext. 5. ACTIVITIES: Fairy House Building Calling all fairies young and old! We invite you The Fairy Queen’s Story to experience a magical morning full of gossamer Wand Making wings, fairy wands, and enchanting tales of Sun Tea and Refreshments faraway places. Sip fairy tea and make a special Music and Singing fairy house.

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Planning a Birthday Party? Bring the kids and the cake to a fun-filled, creative party at the Nature Center. Thematic parties include a two-hour facility rental, 45 minutes of staff-led activities, and party favors. Choose from the following themes:

Nature Detectives Ages 3-7

Learn to be a good nature detective by using your eyes, ears, nose and hands. Play sensory guessing games, find what doesn’t belong on our “unnature” trail, and follow clues to solve a mystery animal’s trail. Favors include a magnifying hand lens, a mininotebook and a Nature Center pencil. The birthday child receives an Earl the Squirrel stuffed toy.

Dinosaurs Ages 3-9

Share what you know about these amazing animals. Uncover bones and shells like a paleontologist, and make your own fossil imprints in clay. Go on a dinosaur egg hunt that will lead you to a nest full of eggs. Favors include a dinosaur egg, a dinosaur sticker and a fossil imprint. The birthday child receives a dinosaur coloring book (ages 3-5) or sticker book (ages 6-9).

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Nature Crafts Ages 3-12

Learn new skills and nature facts as you make a variety of crafts to take home.Younger crafters will make bug boxes, rock insects, and wildlife masks or puppets. Older crafters will try their hands at leather crafts, bird feeders and beads.

Campfire Fun Ages 7-12

Parties are held at the campfire ring off of Soapstone Drive. Program includes nature jokes, stories, songs, and games around the campfire. S’mores provided. Favors include a glow stick and red hot candies. The birthday child gets a Nature Center flashlight.

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$175/RA member $200/Non-members Call 703-476-9689 and press 3 or email naturecenter@reston.org.

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Stream Slosh

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Dip into a cool stream to escape the heat of summer. Use a net to search for fish and frogs, and take a peek under rocks to look for insects. Wear your wading shoes and clothes that can get dirty. We'll provide the nets and buckets.

All ages welcome. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Beaver Hike

Thursday, Aug. 4, 7-8:30 p.m. WNC Campfire Ring, on Soapstone Drive, between Glade Drive and Lawyers Road. Reserve by July 31. $5/person $7/person

Reston's beavers are busy, and The Glade Stream Valley is the best place to observe their activities. Explore their history in Reston, their unique characteristics and the habitats they create. Meet "Buster the Beaver," then hike to the Beaver Management Area.

Campfire Fun

Friday, Aug. 12, 7-8:30 p.m. WNC Campfire Ring, on Soapstone Drive, between Glade Drive and Lawyers Road. Reserve by Aug. 8. $7/person $9/person

Summer is winding down. What better way to end the season than around a crackling campfire. Sing songs, tell stories or jokes, play campfire games and roast marshmallows during this evening of old fashioned fun.

Saturday, Aug. 20,10:30 a.m.Noon.Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive. Reserve by Aug. 17. $5/person $7/person

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Saturday, Aug. 27, 10:30-11:30 a.m.Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive. Reserve by Aug. 24. $6/person $8/person

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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. Nature programs may be cancelled in the event of severe weather, severe weather warnings, or low enrollment. Advance reservations are required for all fee-based programs. Call 703-476-9689 and press 5 or email naturecenter@reston.org.

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Kids Outdoors

Summer fun is not over yet. 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. PRICES ARE LISTED FOR BOTH

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Wednesday, Aug. 24 9 a.m. - Noon

Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive. Reserve by Aug. 19. $15/child $20/child

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Babes in the Woods

18-35 months. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Under Your Feet

Monday, May 9 or Tuesday, May 10, 10-11 a.m.Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive. Reserve by May 6. $7/child $9/child

Look under logs to see what you can find, a salamander a Rolly Polly or a Bessie Beetle. Dig in the ground to see what squirms. Maybe you will even find some worms. Investigate life underground and see who has a hidden home. Enjoy a squishy snack and take home a creepy craft.

Count to 10

Monday, June 6 or Tuesday, June 7, 10-11 a.m.Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive. Reserve by June 2. $7/child $9/child

The summer woods offer lots of opportunities for counting. Enjoy a guided nature walk and look for a series of fun items to count. 1 log to walk along, 2 large rocks, 3 birds in the sky — give your child a head start on preschool skills and a chance to explore and notice numbers in our natural world. Snack and craft included.

Beautiful Butterflies

Monday, July 11 or 12,10-11 a.m. Pony Barn Pavilion, at the corner of Steeplechase Drive and Triplecrown Road. Reserve by July 7. $7/child $9/child

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Critters in the Creek

Monday, Aug. 8 or Tuesday, Aug. 9, 10-11 a.m.WNC Campfire Ring, on Soapstone Drive, between Glade Drive and Lawyers Road. Reserve by Aug. 5. $7/child $9/child

There is nothing better than getting knee deep in a creek on a hot summer day. Enjoy wading in the Glade Stream looking for tadpoles, fish, frogs and other aquatic creatures. Wear your wading shoes and clothes that can get dirty. We will provide nets and buckets.

Preschool Happenings 3-5 years. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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What It’s Like to Be a Fox Cub

Tuesday, May 17, 10-11 a.m. or 1:30-2:30 p.m.Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive. Reserve by May 14. $6/child $8/child

Mother Fox has new pups, and they are out exploring the woods. What are they looking for? Find out where she and her pups live, what they eat and how they play. Sing a fox song and make a fox craft.

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Butterflies flutter on multicolored wings. Some love sunny meadows. Others prefer dappled forests. Discover these creatures’ amazing ability to change from caterpillars to beautiful butterflies. Make a butterfly craft, sing songs, and play a butterfly game. A summer snack will be provided.

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Preschool Children’s Happenings Programs 3-5 years. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

5-12 years. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Whose Beak Is It Anyway?

Wednesday, June 15, 10-11 a.m. or 1:30-2:30 p.m.Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive. Reserve by June 12. $5/child $7/child

How have bird beaks adapted to different types of food? Birds have developed a wide variety of beak types. What type works best for finding grubs in a tree or cracking open nuts? What about eating fish? Experiment with these useful adaptations yourself.

Knee Deep in a Creek

Saturday, July 23, 10:30-11:30 a.m.Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive. Reserve by July 20. $5/person $7/person

July's hot days are perfect for dipping your feet into the cool water. Explore Snakeden Branch stream looking for frogs, tadpoles, minnows and other aquatic creatures. Wear your wading shoes and clothes that can get dirty. We will provide nets and buckets.

Nature Crowns

Tuesday, Aug. 16, 10-11 a.m. or 1:30-2:30 p.m.WNC Campfire Ring, on Soapstone Drive, between Glade Drive and Lawyers Road. Reserve by Aug. 12. $5/child $7/child

These adorable and whimsical crowns turn an ordinary nature walk into something extraordinary. Notice new colors and patterns in nature and incorporate them into your very own nature crown.

Mason Jar Terrariums

Friday, May 27, 7-8 p.m.Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive. Reserve by May 24. $7/child $9/child

Mason jar terrariums are little jars of happiness that illustrate how an ecosystem works. Children can observe many interesting natural processes through the glass walls of their terrarium, including photosynthesis, respiration and the water cycle. Your child will love the opportunity to bring a bit of the great outdoors inside and learning how to care for it.

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Saturday, June 18, 10:30-11:30 a.m.Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive. Reserve by June 15. $7/child $9/child

School’s almost out, and it's time to explore new territory. Make a walking stick that can travel with you on your next hike. Choose the perfect stick, make a leather grip, and with help, engrave your name or initials to make it your own. All supplies included.

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Attention Scout Leaders The Walker Nature Center can help your scouts earn patches and badges.

Make a Date with a Naturalist Education Programs

Fun and educational programs in a variety of achievement areas include: Fun, Feathers and Ferns, Into the Wild, Into the Woods, Wildlife, Eco-action, Earth Connections, Earth is Our Home, Earth and Sky, Water Everywhere, Senses, Animals and more. $5/scout (min. charge $50)

$7/scout (min. charge $70)

Campfire Programs

Campfire Fun and Campfire Cookery programs are available. $6/scout (min. charge $60)

$8/scout (min. charge $80)

The Campfire Ring can also be rented for self-use.You bring the wood and the water. Rental Fee:

$15/hr.

$20/hr.

Community Service Project

Community service projects can be arranged such as trail maintenance, stream cleanups and plantings. FREE. Activity kits are also available on loan for Birds, Trees and Watershed requirements. Call 703-476-9689 and press 3 or email naturecenter@reston.org for details and reservations.

Join the Walker Nature Center’s electronic mailing list.

MONITOR BOX TURTLES Box turtle populations are declining, and the Virginia Herpetological Society is asking anyone who sees one of these turtles to share details of the sighting in an online form. This is a quick and easy way to help the society collect and monitor the box turtle population. On the Virginia Herpetological Society website (http://www.virginiaherpetologicalsociety.com), scroll down on the left to “Box Turtle Reporting” and fill out the form. Input from citizen scientists is important for providing data to make natural resource decisions. Please do not take box turtles from nature to keep as pets because their population is in serious decline.

Receive the quarterly newsletter, Branching Out, as well as announcements of upcoming special events. To subscribe, email naturecenter@reston.org. You can also email nature questions to this address. Like us on Facebook www.facebook.com/walkernaturecenter

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Adult Programs 16 years to adult

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Wild Edibles

Sunday, May 1, 1:30-4 p.m. Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive. Reserve by April 28. $7/person $9/person

Many naturally occurring plants can make a nutritious and tasty addition to your diet. Sample some "wild" dishes and take home recipes to try on your own. After an indoor presentation that includes the ethics of collecting and how good foraging starts at home, we’ll hike the trails in search of edible plants, and harvest some to take home. Guest Speaker: Lori Thomas.

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Rain Barrel Workshop

Saturday, May 14, 10:30 a.m.12:30 p.m.Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive. Reserve by May 1. $55/barrel (Limit 2 per household)

Make your own 52-gallon rain barrel from a recycled pickle barrel. Rain barrels collect water from the roof and store it for use later. If you already have a rain barrel, volunteer your time to help others master the drill or place the screen on their barrels. To register, visit http://www. fairfaxcounty.gov/nvswcd/ rainbarrels.htm To volunteer, contact Ha Brock at 703-4357986 or email habrock@reston. org.

Environmental Film: The Messenger

Friday, May 20, 7-9 p.m.Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive. Reserve by May 17. Free. $5 suggested donation.

This documentary artfully investigates the causes of songbird mass depletion and the compassionate people working to save them. It is a visually thrilling ode to the beauty and importance of the

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imperiled songbird, and what it means to all of us on both a global and human level if we lose them. Birds have helped predict the change of seasons, the coming of storms and the rise of toxins in the food chain. Once again they have something to tell us. Post film discussion with Audubon Society of Northern Virginia.

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Wine Tasting

Thursday, May 26, 4:30-6 p.m. Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive. Reserve by May 23. $12/person $16/ person

For seniors 55+. Sample red and white wines along with a variety of meats, cheeses and crackers inside the lovely Nature House. Tour the gardens and a short walking trail with a naturalist, looking for spring wildflowers and birds. Bring a friend or meet a new one at this unique event. Co-sponsored by Tall Oaks Assisted Living. See page 112.

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Environmental Film: Antarctic Edge: 70° South

Friday, June 24, 7-9 p.m. Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive. Reserve by June 21. Free. Suggested donation $5/person

A thrilling journey to the world's most perilous environment. Follow a team of world-class scientists as they explore the West Antarctic Peninsula. See the stunning landscapes and seascapes of Earth's southern polar region. While navigating through 60-foot waves and dangerous icebergs, the film tracks the team as they make land on Charcot Island to study the Adelie Penguin, considered one of the greatest indicator species of climate change. Nature programs may be cancelled in the event of severe weather, severe weather warnings, or low enrollment. Advance reservations are required for all fee-based programs. Call 703-476-9689 and press 5 or email naturecenter@ reston.org. RA MEMBERS AND

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Wildlife Classes and Counts 01 Bird Class: An Introduction

Thursday, June 2, 7-8:30 p.m. Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive. Reserve by May 30. $5/person or free for count participants

Learn the basics of bird identification, and how to look and listen for the common birds of Reston. Discover the major groups of birds and the best places to watch for them. Discuss a variety of bird guides, and take home a Checklist of Birds of Reston.

Summer Bird Count

Saturday, June 4, 6:45 a.m.Noon.Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive. Reserve by June 1. Free

Join us for the half-day annual Summer Bird Count throughout Reston’s natural areas. Meet local bird experts, learn tips on identification and have fun while helping us obtain important information to help our feathered friends. Volunteers are invited to enjoy a free lunch, tally results and swap stories back at Nature House following the count.

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Butterfly Class: An Introduction

Thursday, July 7, 7-8:30 p.m. Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive. Reserve by July 5. $5/person or free for count participants

Discover the colorful and diverse lives of Reston’s "flying flowers." Learn how to identify Reston’s common butterflies, and get a basic introduction to their life history. This class is a great way to prepare for the Reston Butterfly Count.

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Butterfly Count

Saturday, July 9, 9:30 a.m.12:45 p.m.Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive. Reserve by July 6. Free

Join us for the annual Butterfly Count through Reston’s natural areas. Meet fellow butterfly lovers, learn tips on identification and have fun while helping to collect information on our fluttering friends. Our data will be submitted to the North American Butterfly Association for inclusion in their national Fourth of July Butterfly Count report. Volunteers are invited to enjoy a free lunch, tally results and swap stories back at Nature House following the count.

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Dragonfly Class: An Introduction

Thursday, July 28, 7-8:30 p.m. Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive. Reserve by July 25. $5/person or free for count participants

Discover the fast and fascinating lives of Reston’s "flying dragons." Learn basic identification, natural history and conservation of local dragonflies. Learn to identify Reston’s common dragonflies, and get a basic introduction to their bizarre behavior and complex history. Guest naturalist: Ken Rosenthal.

Dragonfly Count

Sunday, July 31, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive. Reserve by July 28. Free

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Bird Walks 16 years to adult. Free.

No reservations required. For dates and locations of the summer bird walks, contact naturecenter@reston.org, or call 703-476-9689 and press 5. Beginning and expert birders are invited to search for birds in some of Reston’s most beautiful natural areas. We visit a variety of sites on a monthly basis. Our efforts identify a good variety of local birds, and we always have a great time. These walks are co-sponsored by the Audubon Society of Northern Virginia and The Bird Feeder store. There are no fees and reservations are not required.

Early May Bird Walk: Stratton Woods Park

Sunday, May 15, 7:30-10:30 a.m., 2431 Fox Mill Road

Late May Bird Walk: Glade Stream Valley/ Sapsucker Woods

Sunday, May 29, 7:30-10:30 a.m., Park at Glade Pool, 11550 Glade Drive

Leaders: Jay & Carol Hadlock

June Bird Walk: Lower Glade Stream Valley

Sunday, June 12, 7:30-10:30 a.m., Park on Glade Drive near Twin Branches Road

Leaders: Joanne & David Bauer

July Bird Walk: Buttermilk Creek/Lake Fairfax

Sunday, July 17, 7:30-10:30 a.m., Park at Uplands Pool, 11032 Ring Road

August Bird Walk: Twin Branches Nature Trail

Sunday, Aug. 21, 7:30-10:30 a.m., Park on Glade Drive near the intersection with Twin Branches Road

INTRO CLASS $40/RA Members $45/Non-members Make your reservation at www.surfreston.com

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Surf Reston will help you enjoy the fastest growing paddle sport with attention to safety, fitness and the environment. Sessions are guided by certified instructors with no more than 5 paddlers per instructor. Join us for weekly sessions held primarily on Thursday evenings and weekends at Lake Anne, every other Wednesday at Lake Audubon, and monthly at Lake Newport and Lake Thoreau. Special requests for dates and times are available as well.


8 Prohibited Plants in Reston Invasive plants are non-native to our region. They spread quickly and outcompete our native vegetation. Often, invasive plants get their start in yards and gardens where they can become a serious problem for the property owner and adversely affect neighboring private property, as well as RA natural areas. The proliferation of these plants decreases plant diversity and harms the wildlife that depend on native plants for food and shelter. Many invasives overtake native shrubs and trees that are a signature of the Reston community. Efforts to control these species on RA property are ongoing and costly. We are grateful for the many volunteers who have worked diligently to remove invasive plants and educate our members about their harmful effects. By resolution of Reston Association's Board of Directors, the Use and Maintenance Standards for all properties that fall under the Reston deed were amended in May of 2008

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to include a ban on these eight invasive plants. If you would like to learn more about invasive plants, visit “Plants” on the “Natural Resources” page in the “Nature” section of our website, www.reston.org. If you would like to volunteer to help control invasive plants in Reston, contact Ha Brock via email at habrock@reston.org. Please direct questions to our environmental resource staff at 703-437-7658. Thank you for your cooperation in not planting any of these species in Reston.

Banned Invasive Plants

ƒƒ Flowering Pears (Pyrus calleryana cultivars) ƒƒ Burning Bush (Euonymus alata) ƒƒ Japanese Barberry (Berberis thunbergii) ƒƒ Bush Honeysuckles (Lonicera spp.) ƒƒ Bamboos (Bambusa spp.) ƒƒ Wisteria (Wisteria spp.) ƒƒ English Ivy (Hedera helix) ƒƒ Bittersweet (Celastrus orbiculatus)

THE NATURE OF RESTON Photos by: Charles A. Veatch Text By: Claudia Thompson-Deahl An art photography, nature and informational book and guide to Reston’s habitats all in one beautiful hard-bound volume. ON SALE for $20 at Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive All proceeds from the book sales go to the Walker Nature Center.

Dispose of Brush

RA’s brush chipping program offers you a place to bring your brush for chipping at no cost. RA Guidelines state that no brush may be dumped on RA property. Just drop off your brush at the locations listed below and RA crews will chip it for use on RA open space. PLEASE: Brush only (Branches should be less than 4 inches in diameter.) No leaves, grass clippings, dirt, trash, paper, vines, thorns or other debris. Brush may be dropped off at any time during the days listed. No contractors.

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Great North American Dip-In

Lake Anne Boat Rentals

Participate in the Annual Dip-In between July 1 and July 31. Volunteers will monitor the transparency of the lakes and ponds in Reston using a Secchi disk. The values are used to assess the transparency of volunteer-monitored lakes in the United States and Canada. This is a quick activity best accomplished by boat. We are looking for one volunteer on each lake. To schedule a date for training, contact Nicki Bellezza at 703-435-6560 or email Nicki@reston.org.

May 24-September 4

Extended Season Sept. 10-25, Sat. and Sun. rentals only Enjoy a journey across Lake Anne in a canoe, kayak, paddleboat or rowboat. Rental tickets can be purchased at Reston’s Used Book Shop, 1623 Washington Plaza (near the fountain). Contact the Book Shop by calling 703-435-9772. HOURS OF OPERATION

THURSDAY: 4 – 8 P.M. FRIDAY: 4 – 8 P.M. SATURDAY: 9 A.M. – 5 P.M. SUNDAY: 11 A.M. – 5 P.M. COST: $8 PER BOAT FOR 1-HOUR RENTAL* (CASH ONLY) *Boat operator must be at least 16 years of age. A parent or legal guardian (18 years of age or older) must sign a waiver/ agreement and accompany passengers under the age of 16. Swimming is not permitted. Pets are not allowed in boats.

Reston’s Official Bird: The Pileated Woodpecker Prints by Dana Ann Scheurer 16” X 20” Limited Edition Prints Now Available, $125 6” X 8” Framed Prints, $25 At the Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive

The original watercolor, commissioned by Friends of Reston, and created by the Reston artist, Dana Ann Scheurer, is part of the permanent collection at the Walker Nature Center. Exclusive limited edition iris giclee prints are available. Scheurer’s works are highly recognizable. They include a mural of Reston’s founder, Robert E. Simon, located at the Reston Town Center. NOW AVAILABLE

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Kayak and Canoe Canoe Kayak and Paddle Company offers a variety of classes and trips for all skill levels. Check out the introduction classes held in our own Lake Audubon or venture farther from home on a scenic trip in our nation’s capital. Contact Mike for details, 703-850-1257, or check them out online at www.kayakreston.com

A Unique Way to Recognize Someone or Something Make a lasting community enhancement. Donations are appreciated in any amount and are tax-deductible. Sponsoring a needed item for one of our park facilities is a great way to memorialize a loved one, promote your organization or commemorate a special occasion. Full donation amounts include an engraved plaque, if desired. Locations are based upon community need as well as your preference. After a location has been agreed upon with RA staff, donations are gratefully received by its 501(c)(3) supporting organization, Friends of Reston, 11450 Glade Drive, Reston VA 20191. Please make checks payable to Friends of Reston, and write the item you are donating towards in the memo section of your check. Contact CSFstaff@reston.org or call 703-437-7658.

Adopt-A-Bench

Help to increase seating along Reston’s pathways and at recreational areas such as tennis courts. Pathway benches are recycled plastic with heavy duty steel supports and in-ground installation. Tennis benches are lighter weight and surface mounted.

Pathway/ Recreation Area Bench: $850

Tennis Bench: $250

Adopt-A-Recycling Bin

Help Reston increase recycling in the community. Bins are especially needed at picnic pavilions and tennis courts. The bins are made from recycled plastic lumber and fastened to a sturdy, recycled, cast-aluminum frame.

Recycling Bin: $1000

Adopt-A-Bike Rack

Help promote bicycling as an alternative form of transportation by providing a convenient way for patrons to secure their bikes at our recreational facilities. The racks have a heavy duty frame and a 4-loop design.

Bike Rack: $750

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SPECIAL EVENTS Reston Association has something for everyone, including ice cream socials, movies at the pool and a community yard sale, just to name a few. Join us at one of Reston Association’s many facilities and see what’s in it for you.

Children’s Events

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Bicycle Safety Rodeo

Ages: 5-12 years Saturday, April 30, ongoing from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Stop by anytime. Course takes 20 minutes to complete.) Reston YMCA, 12196 Sunset Hills Road. FREE

See www.reston.org for details.

Teddy Bear Picnics

Ages: 3-5 years Thursday, June 9, and Wednesday, August 3, 10:30-11:30 a.m. North Hills Pavilion, 1325 North Village Road. $8 $10

Bear lovers are invited to a bearific morning, which includes bear stories, crafts and fun! Bring your favorite teddy bear and a picnic lunch to be enjoyed after the event. This program is cancelled in the event of rain. Registration is required.

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Ages: 3-5 years Tuesday, June 21, 10:30-11:30 a.m. North Hills Pavilion, 1325 North Village Road. $10 $14

Hear Ye-e, Hear Ye-e! By Royal Proclamation, you are "hearby" invited to Reston Association's Pretty in Pink Princess Party. All princesses from kingdoms not so far away are encouraged to dress up as their favorite princess and join us for a morning full of royal endeavors. This program is cancelled in the event of rain. Registration is required as space is limited.

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Ages: 4-6 years Thursday, July 14, 10-11:30 a.m. North Hills Pavilion, 1325 North Village Road. $12/child $16/child

With an Oink and a Moo and a Cock-a-Doodle-Doo…Reston Association wants to party with you! Join us for a morning of farm-filled fun. Bring the kids by to enjoy crafts, a petting zoo, games and plenty of photo opportunities. It’ll be something to “crow” about! Watermelon, drinks and dessert will be provided. Registration is required. Registration form can be found on our website at www.reston.org.

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Ages: 3-5 years Tuesday, July 26, 10:30-11:30 a.m. North Hills Pavilion, 1325 North Village Road. $8 $10

Ahoy, me Hearties! Ye all be invited fer a pirate parrrrrty! This Pirate Adventure will transform your child into a pirate, complete with dress-up, and allow them to take part in a real treasure hunt on land. Enjoy crafts, games and fun activities. This program is cancelled in the event of rain. Registration is required. Registration form can be found on our website at www.reston.org.

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SATURDAY, MAY 14, 8:30 AM– NOON

12000 Sunrise Valley Drive, across the street from Reston Association (Rain Date: May 15)

VENDOR SPACE IS SOLD OUT

Come by to browse for great bargains at our 95-family yard sale. This event is an opportunity to find great buys for a new home or college dorm. Contact Ashleigh@reston.org or call 703-435-6577 for more information.

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Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

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Washington Nationals vs. Philadelphia Phillies

Saturday, June 11, 10 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Bus pick-up location: Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive. $40 $45

Join us for a chartered bus trip to Nationals Park to see The Nats play the Phillies. Seats are undercover is section 416. You are welcome to bring food and drink for the bus ride. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is required. All sales are final. Registration forms can be found on our website at www.reston.org.

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Reston Presents… “Raised By A Village” Monday, June 13, 7-9 p.m. Reston Community Center at Lake Anne, 1609 Washington Plaza. FREE

Reston Presents... is a bi-monthly lecture and presentation series that highlights the multifaceted talents of local residents. Topics include anything from cooking demonstrations to stories from war veterans and book signings with local authors. Reston Presents…is sponsored by the Reston Association and the Reston Community Center. This month features Reston resident and author John Sullivan, who has just published his third book, Raised by a Village; Growing Up in Greenport. His first two books, Of Spies and Lies; A CIA Lie Detector Remembers Vietnam, and Gatekeeper; Memoirs of a CIA Polygraph Examiner. With Raised by a Village, Mr. Sullivan switches genres in that his latest book is a rather long thank-you note and tribute to the people of Greenport, Long Island, New York. Raised by a Village is a walk

down memory lane for those who have had the small town experience, and a reminder to those who haven't, that there was a time when life was kinder and more gentle. There will be a book signing after the presentation. This program is for educational purposes only. There will be no solicitation or obligations of attendees. Registration is required.

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School's Out for Summer Pool Party Saturday, June 25, 4-7 p.m. (food served at 5 p.m.) Golf Course Island Pool, 11301 Links Drive. FREE

Bring your family and friends and come to the pool party to celebrate the end of school. There will be a DJ and a cookout to include hamburgers, hot dogs, drinks & dessert. Co-sponsored by Reston Community Center.

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Monday, July 4, Noon-4 p.m. Lake Newport Pool, 11601 Lake Newport Road. FREE

Start the day with a splash! Come to the pool and enjoy the festivities before the fireworks. We will have a DJ, contests and prizes. Pizza, popcorn and cotton candy will be available for purchase. This program is cancelled in the event of rain.

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Family Dive-In Movies

Are you looking for something different to do as a family? Then come join us for FREE pool-side movies! We will provide the popcorn and drinks, but don’t forget your favorite float. Movie titles will be advertised at the event location. These events are cancelled in the event of rain or threatening rain. Contact Ashleigh@reston.org or call 703435-6577 for more information or weather-related cancellations. Time: 8:30 p.m. – until the movie is over Dates/Locations Thursday, June 30 Lake Audubon Pool, 2070 Twin Branches Road Wednesday, July 6 Tall Oaks Pool, 12025 North Shore Drive Tuesday, July 19 North Hills Pool, 1325 North Village Road Thursday, July 21 Newbridge Pool, 11718 Golf Course Square Wednesday, August 10 Glade Pool, 11550 Glade Drive

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Bring your family out for a FREE cookout at the pool. Cookouts are co-sponsored by the Reston Association and the Reston Community Center. Hot dogs, hamburgers, chips and drinks are provided, along with live music. Contact Ashleigh@ reston.org or call 703-4356577 for more information or weather-related cancellations. Time: 5-7 p.m. Dates/Locations: Friday, June 3 North Hills Pool, 1325 North Village Road

Tuesday, July 12 Ridge Heights Pool, 11400 Ridge Heights Road Wednesday, August 3 Hunters Woods Pool, 2501 Reston Parkway

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Hot enough for you? Come out to the pool and enjoy some refreshing ice cream as you lounge poolside. Make sundaes for the kids and for yourself. Supplies are limited. FREE. These events are cancelled in the event of rain or threatening rain. Contact Ashleigh@reston.org or call 703-435-6577 for more information or weather-related cancellations.

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Dates/Locations: Friday, May 27, 6 p.m. – until ice cream is gone North Shore Pool, 11515 North Shore Drive Tuesday, May 31, 4 p.m. – until ice cream is gone Uplands Pool, 11032 Ring Road Tuesday, June 7, 4:30 p.m. – until ice cream is gone Autumnwood Pool, 1601 Walnut Branch Road Friday, June 17, 4:30 p.m. – until ice cream is gone Tall Oaks Pool, 12025 North Shore Drive

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SPECIAL EVENTS Popsicle Mania!

Summer is hot, so come cool off at the pool and enjoy refreshing popsicles while sitting poolside. Supplies are limited. FREE. These events are cancelled in the event of rain or threatening rain. Contact Ashleigh@reston.org or call 703-435-6577 for more information or weather-related cancellations. Dates/Locations: Wednesday, May 25, 4 p.m. Ridge Heights Pool, 11400 Ridge Heights Road Tuesday, May 31, 6 p.m. Glade Pool, 11550 Glade Drive Friday, June 3, 4 p.m. Newbridge Pool, 11718 Golf Course Square Monday, June 6, 6 p.m. Hunters Woods Pool, 2501 Reston Parkway Tuesday, June 14, 4 p.m. Lake Thoreau Pool, 2040 Upper Lakes Drive Tuesday, June 28, 2 p.m. North Shore Pool, 11515 North Shore Drive Friday, July 1, 2 p.m. North Hills Pool, 1325 North Village Road Saturday, July 16, 5 p.m. Lake Newport Pool, 11601 Lake Newport Road Wednesday, July 20, 2 p.m. Uplands Pool, 11032 Ring Road Tuesday, July 26, 2 p.m. Golf Course Island Pool, 11301 Links Drive Saturday, July 30, 2 p.m. Tall Oaks Pool, 12025 North Shore Drive Thursday, August 4, 2 p.m. Shadowood Pool, 2201 Springwood Drive Tuesday, August 9, 2 p.m. Autumnwood Pool, 1601 Walnut Branch Road

Wednesday, August 17, 4 p.m. Dogwood Pool, 2460 Green Range Road Wednesday, Sept. 14, 4 p.m. Ridge Heights Pool, 11400 Ridge Heights Road

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Totally Trucks

Friday, Aug. 5, ongoing from 9:30 a.m.-Noon. Central Services Facility, 12250 Sunset Hills Road. FREE

Bring the kids and check out all the big trucks that Reston Association uses, as well as our new location on the lake. In addition, we may have a police and fire truck on display. Children will receive a “Totally Trucks” construction helmet. Rain or shine. No registration is required.

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DC United vs. Portland Timbers

Saturday, Aug. 13, 4-10 p.m. Bus locations: Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive. $43 $52

Join us for a chartered bus trip to see the DC United play the 2015 MLS Champions the Portland Timbers. Seats in midfield Section 209. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult Registration is required. All sales are final. Registration form can be found on our website at www.reston.org.

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End of Summer Pool Party

Friday, Aug. 19, 4-7 p.m. (food served at 5 p.m.) Dogwood Pool, 2460 Green Range Road. FREE

Come and have a last hurrah before school starts. The pool party will have food, entertainment and fun for the whole family. Co-sponsored by Reston Community Center. Contact Ashleigh@reston.org or call 703-435-6577 for more information or weather-Casio WSD-F10: related cancellations.

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Bike to Work Day Friday, May 20

On the Plaza at the Wiehle-Reston East Metrorail Station Comstock Partners and Reston Association invite you to join more than 500 local commuters for a celebration of bicycling as a clean, fun, and healthy way to get to work. Register and meet us on the Plaza at the Wiehle-Reston East Metrorail Station from 6:30–9 a.m. to receive a free T-shirt, enjoy light refreshments, and be entered into a raffle for a free bicycle. This great location is above Fairfax County's first secure bike parking facility, just blocks from the W&OD Trail.

Register Online @ www.biketoworkmetrodc.org

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Adult Events Ages 21 years and older. Hot Tub Movies

RA invites all those who enjoy the late night adult swim hours to join us for a FREE movie by the hot tub. Come relax, enjoy a Luau atmosphere and we will provide the movie and refreshments. These events are cancelled in the event of rain or threatening rain. Movie titles will be advertised at the event location or contact Ashleigh@ reston.org or 703-435-6577 for more information or weatherrelated cancellations. Time: 8:30 p.m. – until the movie is over Dates/Locations: Friday, June 10 North Hills Pool, 1325 North Village Road Thursday, July 7 Glade Pool, 11550 Glade Drive Tuesday, August 16 Hunters Woods Pool, 2501 Reston Parkway

Events 55+ Ages 55 years and older. 01

Senior Movie Day

Dates: Wednesdays; April 27, Featuring, Bridge of Spies May 25, Featuring, TBD June 22, Featuring, TBD Time: Doors open at 9:15 a.m., Showtime is at 10 a.m. Reston Town Center’s Bow-Tie Cinemas FREE

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Creative Aging Fair

Wednesday, May 11, 2-5 p.m. Reston Community Center at Hunters Woods, 2310 Colts Neck Road. FREE

What does creative aging mean to you? Is it exploring arts and crafts, finding meaning in life, creating a legacy, or discovering new makeup techniques or fashion tips to feel your confident best? Join us for this day of discovering what Reston has available to age creatively and gracefully. There will also be an opportunity to meet Roz Chast and purchase her book "Can We Talk About Something More Pleasant." Ms. Chast will be available from 3:30-5 p.m. for book signing. This event is co-produced by Reston Community Center and Reston Association. Registration is requested.

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03 Wine Tasting at the Nature House

Thursday, May 26, 4:30-6 p.m. Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive. $12 $16

Enjoy a special evening of wine tasting at Reston’s beautiful Walker Nature Center. Sample red and white wines, along with a variety of meats, cheeses and crackers, inside the lovely Nature House. Tour the gardens and accessible paths with a naturalist and look for spring wildflowers and birds. Bring a friend or meet a new one at this unique event. Cosponsored by Tall Oaks Assisted Living. Registration required.

The Reston Association, in cooperation with Reston Town Center Bow Tie Cinemas, presents, "Meet Me at the Movies." Join us on the fourth Wednesday of each month. Refreshments are provided and door prizes are distributed prior to the movie. Movie titles are posted at www.reston.org.

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Learn to Navigate the Local Transit System

Ice Cream Senior Social

Become familiar with the regional transit systems through an innovative transportation experience. Ride the MATT (Mobile Accessible Travel Training) bus, which is a hands-on learning experience. Learn “travel training” tips — by learning to read bus schedules and route maps, learning how to determine and pay fares, how to signal the driver to stop, as well as other bus travel skills. The bus will stop at the Silver Line, where participants will learn how to determine the fare and purchase Metrorail fare cards, load a provided SmarTrip card, read the rail system map and board the train to travel by rail. Registration is required.

Plan your fall calendar while you learn about upcoming senior adult trips, classes, and events that are facilitated by Reston Community Center and Reston Association. Enjoy a sampling of treats while meeting new people and catching up with friends. Door prizes will be awarded during the event. This event is cosponsored by Reston Community Center, Tall Oaks Assisted Living and Reston Association. Registration is required.

Thursday, June 2 or, Aug. 4, 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive. FREE

55+ Advisory Committee This committee, established by the Reston Association, is charged with developing and implementing programs to benefit Reston’s senior adults. If you have visited Reston Town Center’s theater recently to see a movie and enjoy coffee and pastries with friends, then you have seen the work of the 55+ Advisory Committee firsthand. We are looking for NEW ideas and FRESH perspectives. Give something back to your community by volunteering your time and join this active senior committee.

Wednesday, June 8, 1:30-3 p.m. Reston Community Center Lake Anne, 1601-A Washington Plaza. FREE

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Wednesday, June 15, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive. $11 $15

Do you like to put together jigsaw puzzles? If so, Reston Association Puzzle Day is an opportunity to challenge yourself with jigsaw puzzles made from beautiful, themed photos of Reston. Depending on your level of interest, there are two different sizes of puzzles, 500 and 750 pieces — all geared to make Puzzle Day enjoyable and fun. You can work individually or as a member of a team to see if you can complete the puzzle in the time allotted. Enjoy coffee and conversation while doing one of Americas favorite pastimes. A delicious boxed lunch will be provided. Registration is required.

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Trip to the National Harbor

Saturday, May 21 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Bus pick-up times & locations: 9:30 a.m. Hunters Woods Shopping Center (Ledo Pizza) 9:45 a.m. Thoreau Place, 1951 Sagewood Lane 10 a.m. Lake Anne Fellowship House, 11450 North Shore Drive $26 $31

Join us for a chartered bus trip up to the National Harbor, located just across the river into Maryland. Take a stroll along the promenade and shop at Miller Farms Farmers Market with their wide array of fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods, beautiful flowers and plants, and much more. Enjoy shopping and lunch on your own at one of the many restaurants overlooking the Potomac River. Registration is required. Registration forms can be found on our website at www.reston.org.

Trip to Baltimore’s Inner Harbor Thursday, June 16 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Bus pick-up times & locations: 9 a.m. Hunters Woods Shopping Center (Ledo Pizza) 9:15 a.m. Thoreau Place, 1951 Sagewood Lane 9:30 a.m. Lake Anne Plaza parking lot $28 $35

Join us for a charter bus trip to Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. You will be on your own to enjoy some shopping, lunch at one of the many restaurants, tour the National Aquarium or the Maryland Science Center or just relax and do some people watching. Registration is required. Registration forms can be found on our website at www.reston.org. Contact Ashleigh@reston.org or call 703-435-6577 for more information.

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Reston Association’s 55+ Advisory Committee will take a variety of trips this year to locations such as museums, New York, the Kennedy Center and local places of interest. Join us as we have fun visiting the area’s hot spots. For upcoming trip dates, details and to get on our trip mailing list, contact Ashleigh@reston.org or call 703-435-6577.

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We will tour the Torpedo Factory Art Gallery and stroll along the streets of Old Town Alexandria. Enjoy a beautiful summer day window shopping near the water. Participants will be on their own to enjoy one of the many restaurants in town. Registration is required. Registration forms can be found on our website at www.reston.org.

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TENNIS

Youth 10 and Under Tennis is a whole new ball game. Balls, rackets and courts sized just right for kids. It’s all about the play. Children learn best when they have an opportunity to play and have fun. Reston Tennis Youth classes focus on practice, learn and play using the QuickStart format. Children will learn to play tennis by playing tennis. Reston Tennis implements the games-based approach to tennis, which means involving participants in tennis play within the first hour of the program.

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Aces This exciting new play format

for learning tennis is designed to bring kids into the game by utilizing specialized equipment, shorter court dimensions and modified scoring — all tailored to age and size. Kids enjoy a fun, motivating introduction to tennis, emphasizing fun and play. It’s the fast, fun way to get kids into tennis and keep them playing. We encourage a parent or guardian to join in the fun to make this class a success. To be enrolled in Aces II, you must have completed Aces I. Once a week for six weeks. Session 2: May 16-June 27 Session 3: July 5-Aug. 15 (No classes Memorial Day or July 4th weekend)

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Aces I (ages 5-7)

This exciting new play format for learning tennis is designed to bring kids into the game by utilizing specialized equipment, shorter court dimensions and modified scoring — all tailored to age and size. Kids enjoy a fun, motivating introduction to tennis, emphasizing fun and play. It’s the fast, fun way to get kids into tennis and keep them playing. Parents or guardians must be present and join in the fun.

Tuesdays, 5-6 p.m. Fridays, 5-6 p.m. Saturdays, 9-10 a.m., 10-11 a.m., North Shore Courts $112 $122

Once a week for six weeks. Session 2: May 20-June 25 Session 3: July 8-Aug. 13 (No classes July 4th weekend or Memorial Day weekend) Friday, 3:15-4 p.m., 4-4:45 p.m. Saturdays, 9-9:45 a.m., 10-10:45 a.m. North Shore Courts $105 $115

Saturdays, 11 a.m.-Noon, North Shore Courts $112 $122

Aces II (ages 5-8)

Mondays, 5-6 p.m. Fridays, 5-6 pm Saturdays, 11 a.m.-Noon, North Shore Courts $112 $122

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Level One (ages 8-12)

This class is for players with little or no tennis background. Twice a week for three weeks. Session 3: May 17-June 2 Session 4: June 7-23 Session 5: June 28-July 14 Session 6: July 19-Aug. 4 Session 7: Aug. 9-25 Tuesday/Thursday, 5-6 p.m., Lake Newport Courts $132 $142

Level One (ages 8-12)

This class is for players with little or no tennis background. Once a week for six weeks. Session 2: May 21-June 25 Session 3: July 9-Aug. 13 (No classes July 4th weekend) Saturday, 10-11 a.m., Autumnwood Courts $132 $142

Level Two (ages 8-12)

This class is for students who have taken Level One. Twice a week for three weeks. Session 3: May 16-June 1 Session 4: June 6-22 Session 5: June 27-July 13 Session 6: July 18-Aug. 3 Session 7: Aug. 8-24 (No classes 4th of July or Memorial Day; will have make-up class.) Monday/Wednesday, 5-6 p.m., Lake Newport Courts $132 $142

JTT (Junior Team Tennis) strives to provide a cooperative team environment that fosters integrity, self-reliance, positive self-esteem, and promotes social skills while developing lifelong tennis players. It is a great entry point into competition and match play. This is a USTA-sanctioned league. FALL 2016 Fall league finalist advance to the 2017 USTA Sectional Event in June 2017. (Makeup matches on Sundays.) 8U Try Out: Saturday, Aug. 20, Noon-1:30 p.m., North Shore Courts 8U Match Dates: Saturdays, Aug. 27-Oct. 23 at North Shore Courts, 12:30-3 p.m. 10U Try Out: Saturday, Aug. 20, 10-11 a.m., Hook Road Courts 10U Match Dates: Saturdays, Aug. 27-Oct. 23 at Hook Road Courts, 9 a.m.-noon

REGISTRATION BEGINS JULY 20. TO REGISTER: 1. Go to website: http://tennislink.usta.com/TeamTennis/Main/Home.aspx 2. Click on “Register to Play” 3. Enter Team ID #: 3029293744 (8 and Under Open) 3029293750 (10 and Under Intermediate) Cost: $160 plus USTA fees total $175 (seven weeks, 20+ matches) All league players are encouraged to participate in our Aces or Futures Programs. For more information, please contact Rob Tucker at tennis@reston. org or 703-435-6502.

Level Two (ages 8-12)

This class is for students who have taken Level One. Once a week for six weeks. Session 2: May 21-June 25 Session 3: July 9-Aug. 13 Saturday, 9-10 a.m., 11-Noon, Autumnwood Courts $132 $142

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Teen Tennis Futures Teens will learn the This is RA’s highest level junior fundamentals of tennis techniques and strokes. Emphasis is on fun, fitness and play. Class size limited to six.

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This class is for players with little or no tennis background. Twice a week for three weeks. Session 3: May 17-June 2 Session 4: June 7-23 Session 5: June 28-July 14 Session 6: July 19-Aug. 4 Session 7: Aug. 9-25 Tuesday/Thursday, 6-7 p.m., Shadowood Courts $132 $142

Level Two (ages 13-17)

This class is for players who have started to rally and understand the correct stance and grips. Players should have completed level one at least twice unless RA instructor has approved moving up to level two. Once a week for six weeks. Session 3: May 17-June 2 Session 4: June 7-23 Session 5: June 28-July 14 Session 6: July 19-Aug. 4 Session 7: Aug. 9-25 Tuesday/Thursday, 7-8 p.m., Shadowood Courts $132 $142

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This class is for players who have started to rally and understand the correct stance and grips. Players should have completed level one at least twice unless RA instructor has approved moving up to level two. Twice a week for three weeks. Session 2: May 21-June 25 Session 3: July 9-Aug. 13 Saturday, Noon-1 p.m., Autumnwood Courts $132 $142

Level Three

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class for ages eight to twelve years olds. Students must be able to rally with QuickStart green dot and regulation size tennis balls. Students should have experience playing matches in USTA leagues or sanctioned tournaments. This match play program will develop competitive skills for both singles and doubles under actual match conditions. Emphasis will be on strategy, conditioning and footwork. Players must be competitive to enter this program.

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Players graduating from Aces 3 Red Ball, will be introduced to the 60-foot court using the orange ball. With a bigger court and a smaller faster ball, this course will work on improving basic strokes, shot preparation, and recovery. A third of every lesson will be devoted to match play. Once a week for six weeks. Session 2: May 18-June 22 Session 3: June 29-Aug. 3 Wednesday, 5-6:30 p.m., Hook Road $188 $198

Futures I Advanced (ages 8-10)

Orange dot ball. While this course will work on improving basic strokes, the emphasis will be on developing game tactics and strategy for match competition. There will be drills for footwork, shot preparation, and recovery. Children must be able to hold an extended rally and be able to serve consistently. A third of every lesson will be devoted to match play. Twice a week for three weeks. Session 3: May 17-June 2 Session 4: June 7-23 Session 5 :June 28-July 14 Session 6: July 19-Aug. 4 Session 7: Aug. 9-25 Tuesday/Thursday, 5-6:30 p.m., Hook Road $188 $198

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Futures II (ages 8-12)

Green dot ball with coach Chume Bertrand. Once a week for six weeks. Session 2: May 18-June 22 Session 3: June 29-Aug. 3 Wednesday, 5-6:30 p.m., Lake Newport Courts. $188 $198

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Regulation ball with coach Chume Bertrand. Once a week for six weeks. Session 2: May 16-June 20 Session 3: June 27-Aug. 1 Monday, 5-6:30 p.m., Lake Newport Courts.

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High School Tennis Innovations Development Program (ages 12-17)

This is Reston Association’s highest level of play for juniors. This program is for rising high school players and those already in high school. This match play program will develop competitive skills for both singles and doubles play under actual match conditions. Emphasis will be on strategy, conditioning and footwork. Players must already be competitive to enter this program. Twice a week for three weeks. Session 3: May 17-June 2 Session 4: June 7-23 Session 5: June 28-July 14 Session 6: July 19-Aug. 4 Session 7: Aug. 9-25 Tuesday/Thursday, 4:30-6 p.m., Autumnwood Courts, $188 $198

Varsity Player Development (ages 15-17)

Varsity Player Development is the highest level class for juniors in Reston Tennis. It is designed for boys and girls high school varsity singles players and USTA Mid-Atlantic tournament players with competitive rankings. Participation in the class is by invitation or tryout only. Classes are structured to focus on singles match play, along with some competitive drills and doubles. Coaches organize match ups and provide assessments of players' shot production, tactics and strategy, movement and fitness, and mental strength. Video analysis is also used to improve players' technical skills and match play performances. Additionally, coaches take an interest in the players' tournament play, offering guidance on tournament selection and evaluation of results. Twice a week for three weeks. Session 3: May 16-June 1 Session 4: June 6-22 Session 5: June 27-July 13 Session 6: July 18-Aug. 3 Session 7: Aug, 8-24 Monday/Wednesday, 5-6:30 p.m., Autumnwood Courts $188 $198

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Adult Tennis 17 years and older Beginners

Introduces serve, volley, forehand and backhand strokes, court positions and tennis terms.

Advanced Beginners

Reviews beginners’ strokes with an emphasis on stroke execution. Introduces lob and overhead, scoring and rules. Students must know the basic strokes and forehand rallying.

Intermediate

For those wishing to perfect their strokes through drills with an emphasis on consistency, singles and doubles strategy and match play. Note: We cannot guarantee court preference. On some occasions, classes may be combined at one location or students may be asked to move from one level to another to maximize the ability for congenial class instruction.

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Groups of three to five students meet with one instructor. Twice a week for three weeks. Session 3: May 16-June 2 Session 4: June 6-23 Session 5: June 27-July 14 Session 6: July 18-Aug. 4 Session 7: Aug. 8-25 (No classes Memorial Day or July 4th) Tuesday/Thursday, 6-7 p.m., Lake Newport Courts Monday/Wednesday, 8-9 p.m., Lake Newport Courts $140 $150

Advanced Beginners

Groups of three to five students meet with one instructor. Twice a week for three weeks. Session 3: May 16-June 2 Session 4: June 6-23 Session 5: June 27-July 14 Session 6: July 18-Aug. 4 Session 7: Aug. 8-25 (No classes Memorial Day or PRICES ARE LISTED FOR BOTH

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July 4th) Tuesday/Thursday, 7-8 p.m., Lake Newport Courts Monday/Wednesday, 6-7 p.m., Lake Newport Courts $140 $150

Intermediates

Groups of three to five students meet with one instructor. Twice a week for three weeks. Session 3: May 16-June 2 Session 4: June 6-23 Session 5: June 27-July 14 Session 6: July 18-Aug. 4 Session 7: Aug. 8-25 (No classes Memorial Day or July 4th) Tuesday/Thursday, 8-9 p.m., Lake Newport Courts Monday/Wednesday, 7-8 p.m., Lake Newport Courts $140 $150

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Groups of three to five students meet with one instructor. Once a week for four weeks. Session 2: May 7-28 Session 3: June 4-25 Session 4: July 9-30 Session 5: Aug. 6-27 (No classes July 4th weekend) Saturday, Noon -1:30 p.m. Autumnwood Courts $140 $150

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Groups of three to five students meet with one instructor.

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Once a week for four weeks. Session 2: May 7-28 Session 3: June 4-25 Session 4: July 9-30 Session 5: Aug. 6-27 (No classes July 4th weekend) Saturday, 9-10:30 a.m., Autumnwood Courts $140 $150 RA MEMBERS AND

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Stroke of the Week 17 years and older

Adult Serve and Return 17 years and older

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THURS STROKE April 28

Backhands: one- and two-handed May 5 Volleys and half volleys May 12 Overheads and lobs May 19 Serves May 26 Doubles strategy June 2 Forehands June 9 Backhands: one- and two-handed June 16 Drop Shots (learn the trick) June 23 Volleys & Half Volleys June 30 Serves July 7 Doubles Strategy July 14 Overheads & Lobs July 21 Forehands July 28 Serves

PRIVATE TENNIS LESSONS For those who prefer more

The serve is the most important stroke in tennis. It starts the game. Without being able to serve, you cannot play the game of tennis. In this class you will learn a kick serve, a slice serve and increase the pace and velocity of your flat serve. Let the games begin. Groups of up to four students. Once a week for four weeks. Session 2: May 3-24 Session 3: May 31-June 21 Session 4: June 28-July 19 Session 5: July 26-Aug. 16 Tuesday, 6-7 p.m., Shadowood courts $95 $100

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We are offering Men’s Adult Singles Ladder. Upon completion of registering, you will receive a password to the online ladder. For more information, please contact Rob Tucker at 703-435-6502 or tennis@reston.org. $20

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individual instruction or for the player needing a flexible schedule. PRIVATE: $70/hour $75/hour SEMI PRIVATE: $38 person/hour $40 person/hour Book a series of six private lessons or semi-private lessons and receive a 5 percent discount. PRICES ARE LISTED FOR BOTH

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Raise A Racket for HEART

Saturday, June 4 (rain date June 5) One-Day Round Robin Doubles Tournament Doubles can consist of Men, Women or Mixed Two divisions: 3.0-3.5 and 4.0-4.5.

$30 per person

To register email juan@reston.org or call Juan at 703-435-6534. All entry fees go to our scholarship fund HEART. Please make checks payable to Friends of Reston (HEART Scholarship Fund).

Men's & Women's Singles & Doubles

Saturday, Sept. 17 - Sunday, Sept. 18 Men's & Women's Doubles play Saturday Men's & Women's Singles play Sunday Location: Lake Newport Tennis Courts, Reston, VA Level: NTRP Brackets for 3.0, 3.5, 4.0 & above players

Play tennis to benefit two great causes All funds go directly to one of these two organizations:

Players guaranteed at least two matches! $35 charitable donation per player

Registration: August 1 at www.restontennis.org More Info: http://www.restontennis.org/rally-for-a-cause-charity-tournament/tournament-info or email rally4acause@ restontennis.org WWW.RESTON.ORG | APRIL 2016

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Drop-in Tennis

Tuesdays, 7-10 p.m., Lake Newport Tennis Courts: 1,2,5,6

*Drop-in tennis is for Reston Association Members and tennis members only. Non-members must purchase an RA tennis membership to participate.

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How it works: You must have your RA pass with you to participate. Bring a can of balls and your game. Doubles will be the format when people are waiting to play. Teams will play best of five games using NO-AD scoring. The winning team will stay on the same court but will split and no longer be partners. Losing team will slide to the next court down, where a winning team will have split and will accept one player each. If the court next to you has not finished, you are asked to wait outside the court or on a bench. This format will continue until nobody is waiting to play. Once people are waiting to play, you are asked to go back to the five game NO-AD matches. Courts one and two should be used by players 3.5 and below when no line is present. Courts five and six should be used for 3.5 and above when no line is present. If court three has no lessons at 9 p.m., it will be reserved for drop-in tennis. Call the tennis office at 703-435-6502 for details.

Tennis Ratings

Reston Association tennis professionals will give free ratings for RA members. Nonmembers will have a $15 fee. Please call 703-435-6502 to arrange a convenient time. These are Reston ratings and apply for play in the Reston Team Tennis League.

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Greater Washington Tennis League

This is a women’s competitive league. All levels of players are invited to join one of our teams in the Greater Washington Daytime Doubles Tennis League. League play occurs in the spring and fall. Reston Association sponsors four women’s teams in this league.

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Men! Women! Play singles, doubles or mixed doubles in the Northern Virginia Tennis League. This league begins mid-May and continues through July. LOCATION: ƒƒ Men play at Reston courts against other clubs on Saturday mornings or travel to other area clubs, depending on the schedule. ƒƒ Women play on weekday mornings and Tuesday evenings or travel to other area clubs, depending on the schedule. ƒƒ New NVTL Mixed Doubles Sundays at 4 p.m. starting tentatively June 5. Sign up with a partner. $25/person *$30/person *Non-residents must purchase an RA Tennis Membership to participate.

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Reston Team Tennis (RTT)

Reston Team Tennis, formally known as World Team Tennis, is one of our most popular leagues. There are 24 teams that play on Wednesday and Thursday nights. This is a social, yet competitive league. Please call the tennis office at 703-4356502 if you would like to join a team or start your own. Non-residents must purchase an RA Tennis Membership to participate. FORMAT:

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Start Date: April 13 Wednesday: 3.0-3.5, 7-10 p.m. Thursday: 4.0-4.5, 7-10 p.m. Locations: Glade, Lake Newport, Hook Road, Shadowood, North Hills and Autumnwood Courts $85 $90 RTT Shirt included: $95 $100

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Mixed Doubles Social

If you are looking to play more tennis with your partner, we invite you to join our Mixed Doubles Social, open to levels 3.0 and above. You must have a partner to play in this league. This is a social event, and all teams will play one another. Teams that are not available on a given weekend are not responsible for substitutes. Contact the tennis office or send an e-mail to tennisreston. org for more information. Friday night social date: June 10-Aug. 19 (no matches July 1) Deadline to sign up: June 1 Fridays, 7-9 p.m. Lake Newport Courts $25 $30

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Still looking for competitive fun play? Join the senior inter-Reston league. The format will be doubles. Register in advance at the tennis office at 703-435-6502.

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Session 2: June 3-July 8 (Rain date July 15) Session 3: July 22-Aug. 26 (Rain date Sept. 2) Six weeks, Fridays, 9-11 a.m., Hook Road Courts $20 $25

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TENNIS COURTS Lighted Courts

The following 26 RA courts are lighted until 11 p.m. for night play. ƒƒ Autumnwood Courts ƒƒ Glade Clay Courts ƒƒ Hook Road Courts ƒƒ Lake Newport Courts ƒƒ North Hills Clay Courts ƒƒ Shadowood Courts

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Colts Neck Hook Road Lake Anne Park

TENNIS INFO

Info on our Reston Tennis News Facebook page www.facebook.com/ RestonTennisNews

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RTT Score Board is listed at www.restontennis.org Tennis ladder is listed on www.tennisengine.com USTA Tournament and entry forms are listed on www.usta.com

Tennis Key Tags

Great for easy identification and your convenience. Key tags are available for $3. Come to RA to purchase one.

Tennis Lesson Gift Certificates

Tennis gift certificates are available at the Reston Association Tennis Office. Please call 703-435-6502 or visit our website at www.reston.org


4TH ANNUAL

SERVING FOR HEROES CHARITY OPEN

Presented by Keller Williams ÂŽ McLean/Great Falls Friday-Sunday, July 8-10, 2016

Lake Newport Tennis Facility, 11452 Baron Cameron Avenue, Reston, VA 20194 USTA-Sanctioned tennis tournament open to all USTA members The 4th Annual Serving For Heroes Charity Open is a premiere 300pt USTA-sanctioned tennis tournament open to all USTA members. Proceeds from the tournament will benefit Our Military Kids, Inc. – a nonprofit organization that provides support to the children of deployed and severely injured National Guard and Military Reserve personnel (along with children of Wounded and Fallen Warriors from all branches of service) through grants in sports, fine arts, and tutoring. Learn more about the tournament by visiting our website: www.servingforheroes.com or by liking us on facebook: www.facebook.com/servingforheroescharityopen. For questions, please contact the Tournament Director, Wilson Paine, at 865-803-8650 or by email at Wilson.paine@gmail.com Keller Williams McLean/Great Falls is a full-service real estate firm located in the heart of McLean, Virginia. With over 330 associates servicing VA, MD, and DC, Keller Williams McLean/Great Falls attracts the area's top talent with their systems & models, world-class training & coaching programs, and strong focus on community. In 2015 the McLean/Great Falls office was named #1 in their region in sales volume and profit.

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ROBERT TUCKER Robert is the Reston Tennis Program Manager who lives in Reston. With two decades of experience in tennis sales, he is the “go to” guy when you’re trying to find the right equipment for your game.

HARMEN WARAICH Harmen is one of our lead instructors for junior lessons for ages 3-17. Harmen enjoys working with juniors of all levels. Intermediate to advanced players will enjoy private hitting sessions with her.

ROD PAOLINI Rod particularly enjoys working with young children. He employs various activities and games that develop the skills needed for tennis. He invites parents to be involved in the lesson in order to learn and play together. Rod is a PTR-certified instructor.

MARK STEEDS Mark is a USPTA certified Tennis Professional. He specializes in adult group lessons. Mark also enjoys teaching private lessons to children and adults at all levels.

NICK ORIS Nick Oris PTR-certified instructor with many years of teaching experience. He works with adults and juniors and has his students putting their best foot forward from day one. Tennis should be fun and he makes sure of it.

CHUME BERTRAND Chume is a PTR-certified associate instructor. She has been involved with tennis since she moved to the Reston area in 1991. Chume has been very active with USTA junior tennis. She plays tennis competitively in many local tennis leagues.

PETE STAPLES A native of Australia, Pete is a PTR-certified instructor now living in Reston. He is passionate about tennis and loves to share his love of the game with highenergy instruction. His other passion is tennis photography. Pete photographs the pros at the Citi Open Tournament, as well as many other ATP tour events.

JESSICA KEENER Jess began teaching for Reston in 2005. She is s PTR-certified instructor and is known for her passionate and high intensity attitude. She loves to work with upcoming juniors, teaching them the tactical and mental aspects of the game. Jess competed and received a spot in the mixed doubles draw of the qualifying tournament en route to the U.S. Open Grand Slam in 2014.

MARK ELDER Mark runs Reston's High School and Varsity Development programs for advanced and intermediate juniors ages 10-18. Mark started volunteering as an instructor for Reston Tennis in 2012 and was recognized as the Reston Association Volunteer of the Year for 2014. He especially enjoys working with tournament level juniors, teaching all court tennis.

JIM ELDER Jim has an Elite Professional Certification from the USPTA and is in his 20th year teaching for Reston. He is also the VP in charge of the Men's Division of the Northern Virginia Tennis League and has a leadership role in advancing Reston's USTA Junior Team Tennis programs. In 2014, he was ranked #4 in Mid-Atlantic singles.

JUAN FIGUEROA Juan is a PTR tennis instructor. He has been playing tennis since 1984 and became a certified tennis instructor in 2003. Juan loves working with children of all ages. He also works with adults and loves to improve their game.

BILL WOOD As a lifelong player and enthusiast, Bill loves giving back to the sport of tennis. For the past two years, he has been teaching juniors at the Herndon Community Center and also serves as the Head Tennis Coach at Herndon High School. Certified by USPTR in Spring 2012.

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Who will be the next King or Queen of Tennis? THE 2016 US OPEN | THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1 | 5:30 AM-11 PM

Come see all the players and all the storylines that play out in this year’s U.S. Open. Contact RA Tennis at tennis@reston.org or call 703-435-6502 for details about our same-day bus trip up to New York during the tournament’s first week for a day session on Thursday, September 1. Availability is limited, so contact us today. $180/RA members, $195/Non-members

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GET INVOLVED | VOLUNTEER | COMMUNITY OUTREACH

Volunteer this Summer

Stay Connected

Connecting with us through our social media pages is an easy way to stay up to date on the latest volunteer events and opportunities, learn more about our programs, and remain an engaged member of our community. Following Volunteer Reston’s accounts is a beneficial way for community members and volunteers to connect with one another, share photos and memories of their volunteer experiences, RSVP to events, or contact us with any questions or thoughts about our volunteer opportunities.

Volunteer Reston seeks to build a strong, healthy and engaged community by connecting volunteers of all ages with opportunities to serve in Reston. Our volunteers make an immeasurable impact, not only on RA, but to our community as a whole. The mission of Volunteer Reston is to enhance Reston Association’s services and programs by matching the varied talents of individuals and groups of all ages, interests and skills, with a variety of engaging and challenging projects and endeavors. RA volunteers come from all walks of life and include high school, middle school and college students, retirees, scouts, young professionals, individuals, families and businesses. Some of our veteran volunteers have been involved in Reston for many years. They participate in onetime events, serve on the Board of Directors or advisory committees, while others return to the same events each year. Our volunteers all have one thing in common — they care about the Reston community.

Follow us on Facebook by clicking the ‘Like’ button on our page at www.Facebook.com/VolunteerReston

Do You Need Service Hours for School?

Often times we find that individuals (such as middle and high school students) are required to perform a specified number of community service hours. If this is the case, then you may be able to complete up to eight hours of community service by working one of our special events, such as festivals, Habitat Heroes, and watershed cleanups, to name a few. We cannot guarantee that you'll be able to complete all of the

hours you need during one special event. Each special event will have a limited number of spots available for volunteers, so it is very important that you notify us well in advance of your desire to work a special event. To volunteer or learn more about how you can get involved in Reston, call Ha Brock at 703-435-7986, or email habrock@reston.org. She can help provide ideas and options that are well suited for your talents. You can also visit www.reston.org and click on the “About Reston Association>Volunteer Opportunities” tab for more information or to complete the online volunteer application.

ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY Community volunteers have been working tirelessly to ensure Restons’ environmental sustainability and success. Volunteer Reston has partnerships with many organizations that rely upon volunteer support. Our volunteer experiences are unique to the Reston environment. Opportunities include: ƒƒ Planting native plants ƒƒ Removing invasives from our natural areas ƒƒ Maintaining community garden plot pathways ƒƒ Testing water and soil quality ƒƒ Supporting conservation efforts These are important activities that help keep Reston vibrant.

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Follow us on Twitter at https:// twitter.com/VolunteerReston or by searching @VolunteerReston. Find our Instagram page at www.Instagram.com/volunteer_reston or by searching @volunteer_reston. Our pages will be updated with information regarding upcoming volunteer events and opportunities, photos of our volunteers in action, and other important information for current volunteers and those interested in getting involved. Don’t forget to tag your posts and photos with #VolunteerReston while you share your experiences as a way to connect with other volunteers. By using our hashtag, you could also have an opportunity to get featured on one of our pages! If you haven’t made your way onto Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, you can also receive more information about upcoming volunteer opportunities on our website, www.reston.org. To find information about volunteer opportunities, special events, corporate days of service, as well as our volunteer application, click on the “About Reston Association” tab and then the “Volunteer Opportunities”tab which you can find third from the bottom. If you would prefer to receive information through email contact Ha Brock, Volunteer Supervisor, at habrock@ reston.org or 703-435-7986 for more information.


AUGUST 18, 4-7 PM LAKE NEWPORT POOL

WE LOVE OUR VOLUNTEERS

Have you volunteered with RA? Please join us for a volunteer appreciation pool party. This is a family friendly event. Spend a nice evening with your fellow volunteers and staff. Enjoy food, music, door prizes and giveaways. For more info, contact Ha Brock at 703-435-7986 or via email at habrock@reston.org.

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Habitat Heroes Projects Our native trees, ferns and wildflowers are under attack by invasive plants like English ivy, Japanese honeysuckle and bamboo. We need heroes like you to join us in rescuing Reston’s beautiful parkland from these plants. These fast-growing, aggressive plants escape from people’s yards and threaten local ecosystems, taking away vital food and habitat from already stressed wildlife populations. Please join us and spend a couple of hours in our parkland protecting our natural areas. We meet on the fourth Saturday of each month from 10 a.m.-noon during the months of March through November, except August. You don’t need to be an expert to assist in protecting and restoring Reston’s woods. Our volunteering opportunities each month provide you with all the training you need to become an honorary Habitat Hero. We do a lot of invasive removal year-round. In the fall, we also focus some of our efforts on replanting shrubs and trees, as it is the best

time of year to plant for maximum survivability and site restoration. For all projects: Please wear long sleeves and long pants to protect

against biting insects, thorns, and poison ivy. There is poison ivy at all sites. Bring gardening gloves if you have them. RA will provide tools, gloves, snacks and water.

PROJECT SITES Garlic Mustard at Old Trail Drive*

MAY

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9 a.m.-Noon

Help restore the Old Trail Drive natural area and remove the garlic mustard that has invaded the Snakeden Stream watershed. The spring is the best time of the year to identify and pull garlic mustard before it goes to seed. Please meet at the Glade Pool parking lot near the swings. There is poison ivy at this site.

Join the Challenge at Wainwright* 10 a.m.-Noon

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Reston needs as many hands as possible to pull English ivy and garlic mustard from the forest floor to help create space for native plants to grow. Meet at Wainwright Drive near the recreational field. Look for the RA truck. There is poison ivy at this site.

*RA staff will weigh your bags of garlic mustard on site for the Garlic Mustard Challenge.

Beat the Bush Honeysuckle* 10 a.m.-Noon

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Help cut back the large invasive bush honeysuckle that have taken over the field edge and hidden the natural beauty of the woods, or pull garlic mustard for the Challenge. Meet at the entrance steps of Sunrise Valley Rec Area at 10805 Oldfield Drive. Look for the RA truck.

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Help unwind the heavy vines of Oriental bittersweet that continue to strangle trees and shrubs in the natural area at Stones Throw Drive. Oriental bittersweet is one of the most invasive and vigorous weeds in Reston. Meet at the asphalt path near the intersection of Fieldview and Stones Throw Drive, across the street from 11300 Stones Throw Drive. Look for the RA truck.

For more information, contact Ha Brock, RA volunteer supervisor, at habrock@reston.org or 703-435-7986. Volunteer Now: http://bit.ly/2016HabitatHeroes

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SATURDAY, MAY 7, 9 AM-NOON

Invasive Plant Removal Day Location: Glade Pool Parking Lot, 11550 Glade Drive, Reston Help restore the Old Trail Drive natural area and remove the garlic mustard that has invaded the Snakeden Branch stream watershed. Spring is the best time of the year to identify garlic mustard and pull it out of the ground before it goes to seed. Please meet at the Glade Pool parking lot. There is poison ivy at this site. The Reston Association Habitat Heroes, in conjunction with the Virginia Master Naturalists and the Virginia Native Plant Society, invite you to their annual Invasive Plant Removal Day. Groups all over Virginia will be doing their best to remove invasive plants in their communities. Register to Volunteer: http://bit.ly/2016HabitatHeroes

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Stream Monitoring

Storm Drain Marking Project

What can you do to protect our local streams, lakes and the Chesapeake Bay?

Try stream monitoring on: Saturday, July 16, 8-11 a.m. Sunday, August 21, 1-4 p.m. Contact RA for location info.

Summer provides a great opportunity for us to get out and be in nature. What better way to do this than to get your feet wet in one of Reston Association’s streams? RA welcomes new volunteers to assist with stream monitoring at several locations throughout Reston. Get involved with a small team during all seasons to collect data and identify insects with the goal of assessing the health of Reston’s streams. Not only do you get to learn about Reston’s streams, it also provides an opportunity to make new friends. If you are interested in assisting with stream monitoring for more than one or two sessions, training and practice opportunities are offered by joining seasoned volunteers and RA staff. You can earn a stream monitoring certificate after successfully demonstrating your ability to identify macro-invertebrates. Each monitoring session consists of 2-3 hours. Any interest and commitment level is appreciated. If interested, join our volunteer monitor e-mail distribution list to receive notices of upcoming monitoring dates. E-mail wpeterson@ reston.org with the message, “add me to the stream monitors list” to begin receiving e-mails.

One way is to participate in the Storm Drain Marking Project. Our storm drains prevent flooding of roads and neighborhoods by carrying rain and snowmelt away from streets and sidewalks. Unlike water from our taps and tubs, water flowing into our storm drains is not treated. Storm drains connect directly to our streams and empty into our lakes. Trash, pet waste, motor oil, paint and other materials dumped or washed into storm drains pollute our watersheds and ultimately the Chesapeake Bay. Markers on each storm drain remind all of us to keep storm drains and our streams clean. Since there are over 4,000 storm drains in Reston, many volunteers are needed to mark the storm drains and to help educate the community about the connection between the storm drains and our streams and lakes. Everybody is encouraged to participate. Many storm drains in Reston are on private roads. In order for volunteers to mark the drains, clusters need to grant permission first. Contact your local cluster board member and get your neighborhood involved today. The Storm Drain Marking Project in Reston is sponsored by the Fairfax County Department of Public Works and Environmental Services, the Northern VA Soil and Water Conservation District, the Virginia Department of TransportationNorthern VA District, and Reston Association. To get your project started or for more information, contact Nicki Bellezza at 703-435-6560, Nicki@ reston.org.

For more information, contact Ha Brock at 703-435-7986 or email habrock@reston.org.

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Clean the Bay Day Lake Cleanup June 4, 10 a.m. – Noon Location: Access points at each lake

Join fellow boaters and lake enthusiasts on Saturday, June 4 for the 10th annual Lake Cleanup. We are looking for volunteers to get on their boats and to walk the shorelines of each lake to collect as much trash as possible. Supplies will be available at each lake. When You Pitch In, Reston Lakes Win. Please sign up by May 30. To sign-up, call Ha Brock at 703-435-7986 or email habrock@reston.org

Great North American Dip-In Participate in the Annual Dip-In between July 1 and July 31. Volunteers will monitor the transparency of the lakes and ponds in Reston using a Secchi Disk. The values are used to assess the transparency of volunteer-monitored lakes in the United States and Canada. This is a quick activity best accomplished by boat. We are looking for one volunteer on each lake. To schedule a date for training, contact Nicki Bellezza at 703-435-6560 or email Nicki@reston.org.


Reston Association staff is offering the Garlic Mustard Challenge for the third year in a row. This competition invites members of the community to remove the invasive plant called garlic mustard. Garlic mustard spreads quickly by the thousands of seeds each plant produces. This plant is unique in that it produces a chemical that alters the soil chemistry, which inhibits other plants from growing.

Two ways to join the Challenge: 1. Attend RAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Habitat Heroes on May 21 and June 25 and learn how to identify and pull garlic mustard. RA staff will weigh your bags at these events. Go to http://bit.ly/2016HabitatHeroes to register. 1. P ull, bag, weigh and keep track of the pounds online at http://bit.ly/1MCgOZo. RA can also weigh the bags and keep track for you. Contact us at the number below. Enter as an individual, small group (<10), large group (>10) or corporate group. Anyone is welcome! Win a prize and recognition in the Reston Magazine!

Challenge ends: June 27

Can Reston beat the pounds pulled in 2015?

Call us to learn where you can find more garlic mustard.

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1,134 lb GARLIC MUSTARD

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Corporate Team Building with a Difference Corporate Volunteer Program

Our Corporate Volunteer Programs offer expertise in community service to corporations by creating customized, hands-on group volunteer projects that complement team building, leadership development, and philanthropic initiatives. Through this program, Reston Association staff will fully develop and coordinate all aspects of your company’s community service volunteer project.

Who We Are

Reston Association is one the largest community associations in the U.S. We serve over 60,000 residents in Reston. Even though we’re not a “town” per se, we provide services and programs similar to a town or city government. We own and maintain over 1,300 acres of parkland, 15 outdoor pools, 48 tennis courts, a 72-acre Nature Center, 55 miles of pathways and four man-made lakes. Living in Reston is like living in a park. Your project will go through the Friends of Reston, a 501(c)(3) organization established in 1999 to support the Reston Association in bringing valuable projects to the community. The Friends group allows the association to tap into other resources to bring great community projects to fruition on our land, at our facilities and within our programs.

Why Partner With Us

Be recognized for your support. ƒƒ An article and photos of your "give back” project will be printed in RA’s Reston magazine, which is mailed to 22,000 households, and has a long shelf life. ƒƒ Your company’s name will be listed on the event flyer, which is distributed throughout Reston prior to the event, if time permits. ƒƒ RA’s volunteer supervisor will work with you to design a volunteer experience that will have a major impact on those you serve while also making sure we stay aligned with your corporate philanthropic mission.

UNLIMITED OPPORTUNITIES

Should you have something specific in mind, we would love to hear your ideas.

Boards & Committees Serve on our Board or Committees. Our Advisory Committees are where you can really immerse yourself in a cause or area that suits you. Advisory Committees are comprised of RA members who provide advice on Association matters and perform such duties as may be requested by the Board of Directors. Advisory Committees exist for a term of one year from the annual or initial meeting of the Board of Directors and may be renewed at the discretion of the Board of Directors. The Board currently has five such committees: ƒƒ The Community Engagement Advisory Committee ƒƒ The Environmental Advisory Committee ƒƒ The Parks & Recreation Advisory Committee ƒƒ The Multimodal Transportation Advisory Committee ƒƒ The 55+ Advisory Committee Each committee is comprised of up to 15 members, includes a Board member and at least one staff liaison, and generally meets once per month. More information on the committees and an application can be found at www.reston.org.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES Special Project Donations

Donate funds towards the purchase of plants and supplies or engage employees to participate in special service projects during the work week.

Habitat Heroes

Help restore Reston's natural areas by clearing invasive species and increasing biodiversity. Participate in a half-day or fullday event during the week or join a scheduled Saturday event March through November.

Annual Events

Sponsor and engage employees in a one-day special event such as MLK Day of Service (January), Nature House 5K (April), Spring Festival (May), Reston Multicultural Festival (September) or the Halloween House & Trick-or-Treat Trail to benefit the Nature House (October).

Adopt-a-Recycling Bin Donate funds towards the purchase of recycling bins to increase recycling in Reston.

For more information or to volunteer, contact Ha Brock at habrock@reston.org or 703-435-7986.

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Corporate Team Building Service Projects We offer smart, easy and impactful ways for your employees to get involved in the community, while building team camaraderie. We can do half or full-day volunteer projects for your employees. We can even build custom projects tailored specifically to your company’s needs. We take care of everything from A-Z; all you need to do is show up with your employees.

Small Group Project (3-10 People) Lake Cleanup with immixGroup

Medium Group Project (10-15 People) Habitat Heroes Project with CST-CPA

Large Group Project (25+ People) Restoration & Certified Wildlife Habitat Project with Deloitte

MLK, Jr. Day of Service (January) Community members can make their “day off” a “day on” by celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through meaningful service. Reston Association will partner with multiple local nonprofits, including the Closet, Southgate Community Center and Cornerstones, offering volunteer opportunities that address critical community issues.

Earth Day (April) Earth Day is celebrated around the world, and Reston Association observes it with volunteer projects that focus on preserving and beautifying Reston's environments. Take an active role in preserving natural habitats and making Reston a cleaner and greener place to live.

National Volunteering Days of Service

Unite individuals, families, service clubs, businesses, schools, and faithbased organizations in volunteerism throughout the year. Join us for one or more signature volunteer events.

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Reston Association 2015 Volunteer Service Awards Reston Association 2015 Volunteer Service Awards honor the exemplary service of individuals, groups and community partners that have made a significant and measurable contribution to the Reston Association and the Reston community through service and volunteering. Reston Association is pleased and honored to announce this year's Volunteer Service Awards recipients.

2015 RA Volunteer of the Year – Ilene McNeal

Ilene McNeal is one of RA’s most reliable volunteers, and an example to all of a true community-minded citizen. She has devoted hundreds of hours of her time during the past three years that she’s been volunteering with the Reston Association. As one of our top performing Welcome Desk Attendants at the Walker Nature Center, Ilene volunteers on a weekly basis, which involves greeting visitors, taking program reservations, answering phones, assisting with opening building procedures, receiving mail and deliveries, answering visitor questions, disbursing Nature Center materials, supporting staff with program preparation, and keeping the resource room well maintained. Ilene has been able to bring her skills gained as a kindergarten teacher to her volunteer work, which makes her especially well-suited to her role at the Nature Center, where she joyfully interacts with visitors all of ages. She has built many special relationships with our visitors, including some of our regular senior patrons. Beyond her welcome desk duties, she volunteers at various programs, wildlife counts, stream monitoring, and bird box monitoring. As a bird counter she works through rain, snow, or sunshine in order to collect data on the abundance of birds in our community, which allows the count to reach a wider area and a diversity of habitats. She is also responsible for monitoring three bird boxes in The Glade Stream Valley, which involves weekly check-ins on the boxes for six months and data collection on nest material, egg development and fledgling birds.

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2015 RA Volunteer of the Year – Ilene McNeal

2015 RA Volunteer Group of the Year – Dan Allen, Dave Pfeiffer and Jennie Koffman Ilene’s dedication to her volunteer work has not gone unnoticed

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by RA staff and Reston community members. As one of our most reliable

volunteers, she consistently provides clear communication about


2015 RA Community Partner of the Year – Wetland Studies and Solutions, Inc. (WSSI), Northern Virginia Chapter of Trout Unlimited (NVATU) and Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (DGIF) her volunteer schedule and goes above and beyond to provide help when needed. Ilene is always doing her part to be an engaged community member, and is a thoughtful neighbor who looks out for others in need. We are honored to award Ilene with the Volunteer of the Year award, and feel fortunate to be able to benefit from her passion for volunteerism and her positive impact on our community.

2015 RA Volunteer Group of the Year –

Dan Allen, Jennie Koffman, and Dave Pfeiffer, Habitat Heroes Ambassadors

This hardworking trio has dedicated hours of their time to volunteering at nearly every Habitat Heroes event the past several years, which is held monthly from March through November. Dan Allen, Jennie Koffman, and Dave Pfeiffer have all devoted countless hours of their Saturday mornings to volunteering through Reston Association and have become friendly, dependable faces that RA is eager to work with at each event they attend. These

Habitat Heroes ambassadors consistently go above and beyond, as demonstrated through their eagerness to help lead other volunteers in identifying plants and showing them the best ways to remove invasives, as well as assisting RA staff during events by handing out tools and supplies. Dan, Jennie, and Dave never hesitate to dig right into their volunteer projects by working hard for the two hours that volunteers dedicate to invasive species removal, using their hands, tools, and entire bodies to repeatedly pull, cut, or rip out invasives, all while dealing with the distractions of thorns, mosquitos, poison ivy, wasps, and weather conditions. With the diligent efforts of these three Habitat Heroes leaders, our community is restoring the open space in order to make it a healthy wildlife habitat. Thank you, Dan, Jennie, and Dave, for willingly dedicating your time and effort, and for being such dependable Habitat Heroes leaders that the Reston community can count on to dig right in and work hard. These leaders have also volunteered at Arbor Days, NeighborWoods Month

and Invasive Plant Removal Days in the past several years. We value your efforts and promotion of our culture of volunteerism and community engagement and are pleased to award them the Volunteer Group of the Year in recognition of their dedication and hard work.

2015 Reston Association Community Partner of the Year – Wetland Studies and Solutions, Inc. (WSSI), Northern Virginia Chapter of Trout Unlimited (NVATU) and Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (DGIF)

Reston Association’s community partners share our passion for volunteering and having a positive impact on our community. We are honored to have so many valuable partners who help us achieve our mission and support the community. RA is pleased to award Wetland Studies and Solutions, Inc. (WSSI), Northern Virginia Chapter of Trout Unlimited (NVATU), and Virginia Department of Game and

Inland Fisheries (DGIF) as our Community Partners of the Year. Together they have served the Reston community alongside RA for six years to bring trout fishing to Reston, while each playing a significant role in making the Kids' Trout Fishing Day possible. After RA’s stream restoration project was completed, the Reston Kids' Trout Fishing Day was founded to bring parents and their children to the stream as a way to connect with the watershed in which they live. RA’s relationship with WSSI, NVATU, and DGIF has strengthened as the event has continuously gained momentum each year by attracting over 300 children to experience fishing in their neighborhood stream and encouraging them to get outdoors. DGIF kindly donates coloring books, fishing tattoos, and other goody bag items and allows RA to borrow 50 rods and reels, in addition to also instructing children on how to use them. WSSI, NVATU and DGIF help stock the fish the day before the event and bring volunteers to help out as well. WSSI generously purchases the 400+ fish, a donation of almost $1,000 each year, which stock the Snakeden Branch stream, as well as help to supply items for the goody bags. In addition to their generosity, they also support the event with volunteers who assist with taking registrations, stuffing goody bags, helping kids fish, and even cleaning the trout. RA is honored to award Wetland Studies and Solutions, Inc., the Northern Virginia Chapter of Trout Unlimited, and Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries as our Community Partners of the Year. Thank you for your continuous commitment, dedication, and support of the Reston community’s mission year after year.

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BOARD & GOVERNANCE | ORGANIZATIONAL GOALS | DIRECTORS

BOARD ACTIONS NOVEMBER-FEBRUARY 2016 The following actions were taken by the RA Board of Directors at meetings held in the months of November 2015 through February 2016. Please note that some of the motions below are abbreviated. To access the full motions, please see the board meeting minutes found in the Governance section of www.reston.org.

November 30, 2015

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December 17, 2015 Regular Meeting

ƒƒ Adopted the December 17, 2015 Consent Calendar, including motions on the following: • Adoption of Regular Meeting Agenda • Approval of Regular Board Meeting Minutes – November 19, 2015 and November 30, 2015 • Approval of December 2015 Legal Committee Report • Committee Appointments • Granted Verizon Virginia LLL an easement across the front of the Walker Nature Center for the purposes of providing phone and data service to the facility ƒƒ Provided the CEO, Cate Fulkerson, with a performance appraisal document and associated merit increase and bonus. ƒƒ Directed President Graves to send a letter to the Fairfax County School Board notifying them of Reston Association’s concern regarding the stream erosion and stormwater management issue between Wakerobin Lane and Cedar Cove Cluster. ƒƒ Invited representatives from the Fairfax County Department of Public Works & Environmental Services (DPWES) to participate in a dialogue with community members about the eroded stream reach between Wakerobin Lane and Cedar Cove Cluster. ƒƒ Directed staff to determine the cost of an independent audit of the above stream reach. ƒƒ Deferred the 2015 Capital Projects identified by staff as incomplete, and directed

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staff to hold in the Repair & Replacement Reserve Fund $193,582 for use at a future date when these projects have been fully scoped and are ready for completion. Approved the reallocation of $66,000 in 2015 Capital Asset Acquisition Funds to be used with the $135,000 currently designated for Outreach Management - Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Project for the implementation of a single storefront solution, RecTrac/ MainTrac. Approved the transfer of up to $201,000 from the Capital Asset Acquisition Reserve Fund (CAARF) to the Operating Fund for the RecTrac/MainTrac storefront solution in order to satisfy Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). Approved the transfer of up to $50,000 from the CAARF to the Operating Fund for a time and attendance time clock solution in order to satisfy GAAP. Approved amendments to Elections & Referenda Resolution 4, which delineate that individual member voting records shall be kept secret and only aggregate voter turnout statistics shall be released for elections and referenda of the Reston Association.

January 28, 2016 Regular Meeting

ƒƒ Adopted the January 28, 2016 Consent Calendar, including motions on the following: • Adoption of Regular Meeting Agenda • Approval of Regular Board Meeting Minutes – December 17, 2015 • Approved January 2016 Legal Committee Report • Moved to proceed

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with foreclosure on the collection account #2472 • Approved the 2016 Election Ballot Template and related materials as proposed by the Elections Committee • Appointed Intelliscan, Inc., as the Association’s Counting Agent and to serve as the Inspector of Elections to receive and tabulate the 2016 election ballots and to certify the results to the Reston Association Elections Committee • Committee Appointments • Entered into a maintenance covenant agreement with the owners of 11482 Bingham Terrace to permit the stone and wood wall to remain on RA Common Area ƒƒ Authorized the Board Governance Committee to hold during the month of March a public information session on the duties, responsibilities, and time commitment associated with serving as a RA Board Officer (President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer). ƒƒ Authorized President Graves to send letters to the Fairfax County School Board, Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, and the Department of Public Works and Environmental Services requesting financial support for the restoration and stabilization of the outfall channel from the Langston Hughes and South Lakes school facilities, which flows across RA common area. ƒƒ Approved the engagement of the association’s land use counsel, as well as Wetlands Studies and Solutions Inc., to independently research the causes and nature of the stream erosion at Wakerobin Lane and Cedar Cove Cluster,

not to exceed $20,000 unless approved by the board. ƒƒ Directed RA staff to send a letter to the Superintendent of Schools and Director of DPWES requesting that the pending South Lakes High School site plan not be approved until a stable, nonerosive and adequate outfall is restored in the drainage channel from South Lakes to Lake Audubon.

February 25, 2016

ƒƒ Adopted the February 25, 2016 Consent Calendar, including motions on the following: • Adoption of Regular Meeting Agenda • Approval of Regular Board Meeting Minutes – January 28, 2016 • Approved amendments to Common Area Rules & Regulations Resolution 3 • Changed the name of the Tetra Working Group to “The Lake House Working Group” to reflect the naming preference of RA’s building sponsor Comstock Partners • Approved the request of Reston Masters Swim Team to use Lake Audubon for its 29th Annual 1-and 2-Mile Lake Swims • Committee Appointments ƒƒ Scheduled during its next regular meeting in March, 2016 a community discussion of the Baron Cameron Dog Park between residents of the adjacent Longwood Grove neighborhood, the Fairfax County Park Authority, current Baron Cameron Dog Park Users, and current or former representatives of the group Reston Dogs, which oversaw the park when originally opened in 2001.


MEET THE BOARD & OFFICERS | BOARDOFDIRECTORS@RESTON.ORG

Ellen Graves, President Apartment Ownersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Representative BODgraves@reston.org

Michael R. Sanio, Vice-President At-Large Director BODmichaelsanio@reston.org

Eve Thompson, Secretary At-Large Director BODthompson@reston.org

Dannielle LaRosa, Treasurer North Point District Director BODLaRosa@reston.org

Sherri Herbert Lake Anne-Tall Oaks District Director BODherbert@reston.org

Lucinda Shannon Hunters Woods/Dogwood District Director BODshannon@reston.org

Julie Bitzer South Lakes District Director BODbitzer@reston.org

Ray Wedell At-Large Director BODwedell@reston.org

Jeff Thomas At-Large Director BODthomas@reston.org

Cate Fulkerson Chief Executive Officer cate@reston.org

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Host Your Next Gathering at Our Facilities

Plan summer outdoor private parties or weddings, group and corporate gatherings, or family picnics at one of our six affordable pavilions. Available for rent seven days a week from April through October. To reserve, contact Member Services at reservations@reston.org or by calling 703-435-6530. Rental Fees: $155/RA Members, $310/Corporate and Non-members

DOGWOOD PICNIC PAVILION

LAKE ANNE PICNIC PAVILION

NORTH HILLS PICNIC PAVILION

TEMPORARY ROAD PICNIC PAVILION

2460 Green Range Drive, near Reston Parkway and Glade Drive Size: 1,200 square feet

11301 North Shore Drive Size: 900 square feet

Center Harbor Road and North Village Road Size: 1,024 square feet

Corner of North Shore Drive and Temporary Road Size: 892 square feet

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Spray and play water feature and restroom facility available April through October, 10 a.m. to dusk. Water feature is a mosaic-clad fountain, a commissioned public artwork. Four picnic tables under cover and a large built-in grill Features ADA-accessible parking lot and pavilion area Water fountain, including doggie fountain feature located outside pool Parking shared with pool facility or at curbside Pool access is not included in private reservation unless included in pool party rental. For more information, contact Aquatics at aquaticsinfo@reston.org.

BROWN’S CHAPEL PICNIC PAVILION 11300 Baron Cameron Avenue, near Brown’s Chapel

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Located near historic Lake Anne, this pavilion offers a wide variety of activities for fun-seekers of all ages. ƒƒ Water spray fountain available April through October ƒƒ Seven picnic tables under cover and two large grills ƒƒ Restroom facility ƒƒ Water and electricity ƒƒ Tot lot, benches, and ample parking, including curbside ƒƒ Basketball court, tennis court, and sand volleyball court nearby; however, not included in private reservation

Lovely setting year-round for larger gatherings from parties to wedding receptions to troop/ scout meetings. ƒƒ Eight picnic tables under cover and three large brick barbecue grills ƒƒ Two portable restrooms ƒƒ Electricity, water, lights, and a water fountain ƒƒ Tot lot, ample parking and green space

HUNTERS WOODS PICNIC PAVILION Corner of Steeplechase Drive and Reston Parkway Size: 842 square feet

Great space for a small group picnic while enjoying the nearby pool or the park’s soccer/football field or basketball courts. Don’t forget your pool passes. Pool access not included in private reservation. ƒƒ Four picnic tables under cover (two are ADA accessible) and one grill ƒƒ Ample parking (shared parking at Hunters Woods Pool or Hunters Woods Park) ƒƒ Pool restrooms are available during pool open hours

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PONY BARN Corner of Steeplechase Drive and Triple Crown Road Size: 2,006 square feet

The perfect spot for a family picnic, scout gatherings, or other group meetings. Visitors have easy access to nearby Glade Stream Valley Park. ƒƒ Eight picnic tables and one large grill ƒƒ Two portable restrooms ƒƒ Water fountain ƒƒ Wood-chipped tot lot equipped with swings and a jungle gym ƒƒ Parking available in 11 parking spaces

Situated in a wooded, park-like setting, this pavilion has a large, level field, excellent for activities such as croquet, horseshoes, and badminton. This is a great space for larger group gatherings. ƒƒ Seven picnic tables and one large grill ƒƒ Two portable restrooms ƒƒ Two swing sets and four benches situated throughout the park ƒƒ Water fountain ƒƒ Parking available in 16 marked spaces or at curbside


COMING SOON

The Lake House Are you planning a special event this summer or fall? Reston Association’s newest community building on Lake Newport is affordable and an ideal location for: ƒƒ Corporate functions and retreats ƒƒ Workshops and seminars ƒƒ Small weddings and celebrations Attractive Rates: $100-$275/hour For more information and reservations, contact Member Services at reservations@reston.org or call 703-435-6530.

RA Community Buildings The Glade Room and Brown’s Chapel are frequently used for: ƒƒ Group & business functions ƒƒ Classes, workshops & training programs ƒƒ Community meetings ƒƒ Birthday parties and wedding ceremonies & receptions ƒƒ Cluster meetings ƒƒ Troop/Scout meetings ƒƒ Faith group meetings ƒƒ Club functions Rental Fees: $20-$70 per hour (security deposit required). Available for members and non-members year-round.

BROWN’S CHAPEL 11300 Baron Cameron Avenue Size: 914 square feet

A very cozy and affordable facility close to home. Its tall ceilings provide excellent acoustics and its park-like grounds offer a lovely setting. The facility has chairs to seat 50 people, three tables, restroom facilities, heating, air conditioning and ample parking.

GLADE ROOM 11550 Glade Drive Size: 881 square feet

This facility is equipped with chairs to seat 75 people, four tables, restroom facilities, heating and air conditioning. Enjoy nearby facilities such as tennis courts, tot lot, and the Glade Pool. Don’t forget your pool & tennis passes. Pool & tennis court access not included in private reservation.

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Dogs are to be walked on a leash in accordance with Fairfax County regulations. Cats, while on Common Area, must also be walked on a leash. Except for service dogs, no pets are permitted on active recreation areas, including but not limited to, such areas as playgrounds, picnic and multi-purpose courts, and play fields.

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Owners, including Owners of property adjacent to the Common Area, shall not attempt to nor improve, alter, landscape or mow Reston Association (RA) Common Area.

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Owners, including Owners of property adjacent to the Common Area, shall confine all fencing (including invisible fencing), sheds, or any other development to their own property.

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RA meadows in the Common Area shall be mowed annually by RA staff only.

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Smoking is prohibited within all RA Community Buildings, and is also prohibited in all Pool facilities; on and within all Tennis Court facilities and Picnic Pavilions; on all Ballfields, Multi-purpose Courts, Garden Plots or Garden Plot Areas; and on or within Tot-Lots or Tot-Lot Areas. This smoking ban is also in effect within a fifty (50)-foot-wide perimeter around the exterior of any building or the boundary of any facility, to the extent that such fifty (50)-foot area, or any portion thereof, comprises RA Common Area. The utilization of electronic cigarettes is also prohibited on these RA common areas. On those Association Common Areas where smoking is not prohibited by this resolution, RA strongly discourages smoking and requests that all persons refrain from smoking.

No invasive exotic plants or animals (especially invasive plants such as bamboo and English ivy) shall be introduced to the RA Common Area.

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Unless specifically authorized by the Association, the use of any motor vehicles or other motorized vehicle, other than governmental police, fire and rescue vehicles, on walkways or other Common Area is prohibited. [Also see Amended Deed Section VI.2(db)(10).]

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Horseback riding shall be confined to designated bridle paths.

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Dumping of any refuse, including but not limited to, grass clippings, leaves, Christmas trees, appliances, old sofas, crank case oil, etc., is prohibited. [Also see Amended Deed Section VI.2(b).]

10. Loitering, as defined by Fairfax County Code Article 1 Section 5-1-2, is prohibited. Specifically, it shall be unacceptable for any person to loiter at, on, or in RA Common Area in the following manner: a. To interfere, impede or hinder the free passage of pedestrian or authorized vehicular traffic; b. To threaten or do physical harm to another member or members of the public; c. To threaten or do physical damage to the Common Area; or d. To breach the peace or engage in disorderly conduct by the use of words or acts or other conduct that clearly

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threaten, intimidate or present a danger to others. Except where 10 a-d apply, before contacting local law enforcement, Reston Association, in its sole discretion, may contact an appropriate organization(s) to assist in the intervention with or removal of individuals from the Common Area. 11. Unless specifically authorized by the RA Board of Directors, the following actions are prohibited in the RA Common Area: a. Carrying or discharging of firearms, air guns, archery equipment, including but not limited to, bow and arrow, and B-B guns; b. Hunting, trapping, harvesting or collecting of any wildlife, including but not limited to, mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians; c. Feeding of nondomesticated wild animals (except songbirds); d. Practices that attract non-domesticated wild animals or those that may be vectors for infectious diseases, including but not limited to, leaving pet food out of doors overnight in a location accessible to non-domesticated wild animals; e. Fires or burning; f. Overnight camping; g. Harvesting or collecting plant life, except as authorized by the Association. 12. Fishing in the Association’s Lakes and Ponds is permitted as per Section 8(i) of Common Area Rules & Regulations Resolution 2 on Lake Use & Access.

13. Geocaching [use of Geographic Positioning Systems (GPS)] to locate a cache of materials is permitted only by Members under the following rules: a. Members interested in performing geocaching must notify the Association of all cache sites; b. Cache sites located on the Common Area must be completely hidden from view; c. Cache sites are not permitted near wildflowers, a wildlife nest or den; d. Cache sites located in the Association’s Common Area, known as the Walker Nature Education Center, must be no more than ten feet from a pathway or trail edge; e. The Association shall not be held liable for any injuries or personal property damage incurred by those participating in geocaching on the Common Area. 14. The Board of Directors may, for specific management purposes on certain properties, amend these rules or implement additional rules to meet land and resource management objectives.


Fishing and Boating Guidelines Reston’s four man-made lakes — Anne, Thoreau, Audubon, and Newport — along with Reston’s two ponds — Bright and Butler — cover 125 acres and provide recreation and stormwater management for the community. While swimming and ice skating are not permitted, fishing, boating, wildlife watching, and lakeside picnicking are available to RA members and their guests.

Fishing in Reston

Fishing is allowed on all of Reston’s lakes and ponds from designated areas. Species of fish that may be caught include: largemouth bass, channel catfish, crappie, blue gill and sunfish. ƒƒ ƒƒ

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nglers 16 years and older A must have a VA fishing license. Residents may fish from RA-owned property, which includes the dams on each lake. Much of the shoreline around each lake is private. Please respect the “No Trespassing” and “Private Property” areas indicated by signs. Please do not remove or damage shoreline vegetation. Please do not litter. Please do not feed ducks, geese or other waterfowl. Help protect people and wildlife. Please take all lines, lures and hooks with you when you leave.

Places to Fish

Lake Newport: Along the dam (Park at Brown’s Chapel Park.) Lake Anne: Along the Lake Anne Plaza steps and public docks, along south shore of the canal and along the dam. Lake Thoreau: Along 80 feet of shoreline and the public dock near Lake Thoreau pool, along dam by Lake Audubon, along bridge near golf course, and along timber wall at Purple Beach.

Lake Audubon: Along dam by Lake Thoreau, at boat ramp by Lake Audubon Pool off Twin Branches Road, and along shoreline for 150 feet near Nature Center. (Docks are private.)

Boating in Reston

Reston’s four lakes are also available for boating. Whether you want to launch your own craft or rent a boat at Lake Anne (inseason only), ample opportunities exist to get on the water. We suggest taking your favorite book out, having a floating picnic or fishing for largemouth bass. ƒƒ

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free general access permit A for hand-carried boats to four lakes is available at RA headquarters, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive, during regular office hours. Proof of boat size is required. The concrete boat ramp at Lake Audubon, off of Twin Branches Road, is available to launch boats from trailers. (Electric motors only) Access points are monitored between April and October.

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oats (jon boats, canoes, deck B boats, sailboats, etc.) may be up to 18 feet long, and no more than 10 feet wide. One electric motor (no gas motors) up to three horsepower or the equivalent of 80 pounds of thrust may be used. Inflatables must have three separate compartments and sidewalls. All boats are required to have a wearable flotation device for each passenger on board.

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All boats left in the water between November 1 and March 31 require a permanent mooring permit. Only lakefront owners may permanently moor a boat on Reston’s lakes. Individual clusters or condo associations, which own lakefront property, have specific rules regarding mooring boats consistent with RA rules and regulations. For more information, see Resolution 2: Lake Use Access in the Governing Documents. If you see an abandoned boat floating around or you have lost your boat on our lakes, call Watershed Specialist Will Peterson at 703-435-6535 to help track it down.

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INFO & RESOURCES | GUIDELINES | FACILITIES | MAP AUTUMNWOOD POOL (2)

LAKE NEWPORT POOL (3)

RESTON ASSOCIATION HEADQUARTERS (14)

11950 WALNUT BRANCH ROAD

11601 LAKE NEWPORT ROAD

12001 SUNRISE VALLEY DRIVE 703-435-6530

AUTUMNWOOD TENNIS COURTS (2)

LAKE NEWPORT TENNIS COURTS (5)

RIDGE HEIGHTS POOL (21)

11452 BARON CAMERON AVENUE

11400 RIDGE HEIGHTS ROAD

BARTON HILL TENNIS COURTS (20)

LAKE THOREAU POOL (19)

SHADOWOOD POOL (23)

2040 UPPER LAKES DRIVE

2201 SPRINGWOOD DRIVE

SUNRISE VALLEY DRIVE/ BARTON HILL ROAD

NEWBRIDGE POOL (17)

SHADOWOOD TENNIS COURTS (23)

11950 WALNUT BRANCH ROAD

11768 GOLF COURSE SQUARE

COLTS NECK TENNIS COURTS (27) COLTS NECK ROAD

BROWN’S CHAPEL PARK (4) BARON CAMERON AVENUE

2201 SPRINGWOOD DRIVE

NEWBRIDGE TENNIS COURTS (17)

TALL OAKS POOL (13)

11718 GOLF COURSE SQUARE

12025 NORTH SHORE DRIVE

NORTH HILLS PICNIC PAVILION (1)

TEMPORARY ROAD PICNIC PAVILION (11)

1325 NORTH VILLAGE ROAD

TEMPORARY ROAD/NORTH SHORE DRIVE

DOGWOOD POOL (24) 2460 GREEN RANGE ROAD

NORTH SHORE POOL (8) 11515 NORTH SHORE DRIVE

GLADE POOL (29) 11550 GLADE DRIVE

NORTH HILLS POOL (1) 1325 NORTH VILLAGE ROAD

GLADE TENNIS COURTS (29) 11550 GLADE DRIVE

NORTH HILLS TENNIS COURTS (1) 1325 NORTH VILLAGE ROAD

GOLF COURSE ISLAND POOL (12) 11301 LINKS DRIVE

HOOK ROAD TENNIS COURTS (9)

NORTH SHORE QUICKSTART 36 FT TENNIS COURTS (8) 11515 NORTH SHORE DRIVE

FAIRWAY DRIVE/HOOK ROAD

HUNTERS WOODS PICNIC PAVILION (25) STEEPLECHASE DRIVE

HUNTERS WOODS POOL (26)

POLO FIELDS RECREATION AREA (15)

2501 RESTON PARKWAY

THUNDER CHASE DRIVE

LAKE ANNE TENNIS COURTS (6)

PONY BARN PICNIC PAVILION (28)

11301 NORTH SHORE DRIVE

TRIPLE CROWN/ STEEPLECHASE DRIVE

LAKE ANNE PICNIC PAVILION (6) 11301 NORTH SHORE DRIVE

LAKE AUDUBON POOL (22) 2070 TWIN BRANCHES ROAD

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RESTON ASSOCIATION CENTRAL SERVICES FACILITY (10) 12250 SUNSET HILLS ROAD 703-437-7658

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11032 RING ROAD

UPLANDS POOL (7)

WALKER NATURE CENTER CAMPFIRE RING (31)

UPPER LAKES TENNIS COURTS (18)

SOAPSTONE DRIVE/LAWYERS ROAD

UPPER LAKES DRIVE/SUNRISE VALLEY DRIVE

UPLANDS TENNIS COURTS (7) 11032 RING ROAD

WALKER NATURE CENTER (30) 11450 GLADE DRIVE 703-476-9689


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