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CONTENTS

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Digital version available online@www.reston.org

INSIDE

A History and New Chapter of RA Pool & Tennis Passes

MEMBER SERVICES

BY CATE FULKERSON RA’s CEO talks about the association’s new Pool & Tennis Passes and the addition of photos.

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Welcome to Reston and FAQ Covenants Workshop

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Registration Info

POOL & TENNIS PASSES 50 51

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RA Members Non-members

PROGRAMS & EVENTS 52 66 82 84 92 98

Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival

BY CAROL NAHORNIAK The Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival present by the Greater Reston Arts Center is a destination for art-lovers from near and far and the organization’s most prominent fundraising event.

Aquatics & Safety Camps & After-School Care Fitness & Wellness Nature Special Events Tennis

FACILITY RENTALS

108 RA Picnic Pavilions 110 RA Community Buildings

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112 Volunteer Opportunity 114 Environmental Opportunity 116 Corporate Team Building with a Difference

Reston's Lakes

BY JESSICA BIGGER Reston’s four man-made lakes play an important role in our community and provide a multitude of recreational activities.

BOARD AND GOVERNANCE 118 Board Actions 119 Board of Directors

INFO AND RESOURCES 120 RA Common Area 121 Fishing and Boating 122 Facilities and Map

On the Cover: Reston’s lakes provide a healthy wildlife population and recreational benefits for all restonians. Photographer: Sean Bahrami

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Preserving Reston’s Nature Clean Energy Economy Reston is More Than Buildings A Teenage Take On Simon's Vision

ON THE STREET 18 22 24

Lake Anne Elementary School Celebrates 50 Years Bikeshare System in Reston 50 Years of Serving Reston’s Youth

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AROUND RESTON 26 32 36 38 40 42

Mouthguards En Plein Air: Merging Art and the Outdoors Reston's Green Space What to Know About Reston Boating Avoid Fertilizing in Early Spring Clarewood University

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RESTON VOLUME 8 | NUMBER 2

where healthy food comes naturally

PUBLISHER

DESIGN & PRODUCTION

Ellen Graves RA President Board of Directors

Long Nguyen long@reston.org

EDITORIAL

Sean Bahrami sean@reston.org

PHOTOGRAPHER

Mike Leone mike@reston.org

COPY EDITOR Kathy Bush

CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS Amanda Lowe, Anna Kulyk, Capital Bikeshare, Clarewood University, Dave Davidson, Jim Kirby, Jüris Kelley, Kristina Alcorn, Public Art Reston, William O'Brien, Strawbridge, William O' Brien, Peterson,William Peterson

RA CONTRIBUTORS Abby Stocking, Ashleigh Soloff, Cate Fulkerson, Claudia Thompson-Deahl, Dan Merenick, Ha Brock, Katie Shaw, Laura Kowalski, Lisa Singer, Nicki Bellezza, Rob Tucker, Sabrina Tadele, Willa Whitacre

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Reston is published quarterly by the Reston Association. Send correspondence or address changes to Reston Association at 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20191-3404, 703-4356530. All articles © Reston Association 2017. All rights reserved. Articles and letters to the editor may be submitted via mail to Mike Leone, Reston Association, at 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20191-3404. 703-435-6530. Email submissions may be made to mike@reston.org. Anonymous or incomplete information will not be published. Reston Association reserves the right to edit for length, style, clarity and content. Articles may be printed upon verification of authorship and availability of space. Content submitted by guest columnists reflect their own viewpoints and are not endorsed by Reston Association.

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A History and New Chapter of New RA Pool & Tennis Passes M BY CATE L. FULKERSON, RESTON ASSOCIATION CEO any of you have shared some concern regarding the Reston Association’s new Pool & Tennis Pass program, especially as it pertains to providing photos for your family’s pool passes.

A HISTORY

Over Reston Association’s history, Pool & Tennis Passes have taken several forms. Many long-time Restonians will remember that from the 1970s to the early 1990s, all passes included a photo and were required to be shown upon entry into the facility. The cost to members to access pool and tennis facilities at this time ranged from $150 to $400. These fees were used to maintain and staff the facilities. However, in 1990 the RA Board of Directors decided to “roll in” to the Annual Assessment the cost of maintenance and staffing, thereby providing any RA member, regardless of economic level, better access to the pool and tennis facilities. Those individuals who wished to use the amenities still needed to purchase a pass, but at a nominal fee.

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At about the same time, many families living outside of RA began to express a growing interest in using RA facilities. The RA board saw this as a

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revenue-generating opportunity and determined to allow nonRA residents to have access to RA pools and tennis facilities for a fee equal to or higher

than the amount annually paid by RA Members through the assessment. To distinguish RA members from non-members, it was decided that the nonmember cards would retain the photo. The “roll in” decision made by the RA board was significant, as it increased the number of RA members who could access the facilities, which in turn increased the number of passes issued. Due to the expenses related to purchasing the materials and equipment required to issue photo passes to a population nearing 30,000, the association decided to move away from issuing photo passes in 1991 and instead use a card system that only showed the individual’s name, address, phone number and date of birth. Over the past 25 years, there have been many instances where non-members were able to use or even purchase non-member passes — at a greatly reduced rate — to gain entry into RA facilities. More specifically, violators were circumventing the need to pay their fair share by “borrowing” RA member passes.


A NEW CHAPTER

In an effort to reduce the expenses related to annually issuing passes and obtain more accurate information about pool and tennis facility usage, the RA board directed staff in 2012 to search for a new pool and tennis pass entry system. After a great deal of best practices benchmarking and research, RA staff presented and received approval from the RA board for a new system, WebTrac, that was responsive to their original request from 2012. The system uses photos to validate whether the person requesting entrance in to an RA pool or tennis facility is the actual pass holder. This is an important improvement, as it will significantly decrease the problem of pass-sharing. The association’s new WebTrac system will allow passes to be scanned at the pools, a capability the association has not had in the past. This year, two pools will be piloting scanning technology with the goal of having this capacity at all RA pools by the end of 2018. To clarify, unlike the passes issued prior to the 1990s, individual photos are not printed directly on your

PATRONS WILL SCAN INTO THE POOL WITH A DEVICE THAT IS DIRECTLY TIED INTO THE RA WEBTRAC MEMBER DATABASE AND THEIR PHOTO WILL APPEAR ON A SCREEN SO RA STAFF CAN VERIFY THE PASS HOLDER’S IDENTITY. passes or distributed but instead are uploaded to an individual’s online WebTrac account. Furthermore, these passes will no longer have private personal information such as address and phone number printed on the card. Patrons will scan into the pool with a device that is directly tied into the RA WebTrac member database and their photo will appear on a screen so RA staff can verify the pass holder’s identity. Staff will be trained to verify the identity of the member in front of them with the photo that appears on the screen. This is being done

to help prevent invalid and improper uses of the passes. In benchmarking, we learned that this facility entry method is currently in use by the Reston Community Center, the Fairfax County Park Authority and other recreation centers/gyms. The association believes that this system will better protect the value of RA members’ assessments by improving the way in which we verify the identities of patrons using RA pools and tennis courts. Should you still wish to opt-out of providing photos for your passes, please contact our Member Services team at 703435-6530 or by email Member_ Services@reston.org with your name and address, and we will update your account accordingly. Please note, when choosing this option, the adults in your household will be required to show a photo ID matching the name and address on the pass. Youth pass holders will not be required to show an ID. This spring, the Board of Directors will be considering its policy on the information required for and associated with pool and tennis pass issuance. You are welcome

and encouraged to attend the board meetings and provide comments. I hope this history and information is helpful. As a Reston Association member and 40-year Pool & Tennis Pass holder, I value the concerns and perspectives of my neighbors and welcome constructive feedback on how we can advance our community in positive new directions. Cate L. Fulkerson, Reston Association CEO 40-year resident of Reston focused on trees, trails, and thoughtful design; committed to making Reston the best it can be and giving you the best value possible for your assessment dollars.

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Preserving Reston’s Nature A BY KEN PLUM

PHOTOGRAPHY BY ANNA KULYK

n increasing number of residents of Reston find themselves living in concrete and steel monuments of urban living that reach vertically above the land into the sky. And as more of our landscape becomes bisected by concrete and asphalt ribbons on which our vehicles and runners travel, the traditional vision of “nature” as most have used it must be expanded. No longer is the dream of a plot of land on which one can build a cottage with a picket fence realistic in Reston and in most suburban communities. That vision has been blurred by the growth in population driven in part by our community being a very desirable place to live, work and play, and by the necessity of a growing economy essential to support a community that can provide employment for our children and grandchildren. While we will not have windswept fields or meandering rivers, we will continue to have an important presence of nature that we must recognize, maintain and protect. Obvious, maybe, but essential to quality of life is the air we breathe, a critical element of the nature of our community. While complaining about government regulations can be an endless pastime, those rules are largely responsible for keeping our air quality healthy for ourselves and our children. Beyond any argument as to whether climate change exists, there is the reality that differences in the nature of our

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OUR OPEN SPACES ARE NOT SIMPLY PRESERVED, BUT THEY ARE MAINTAINED IN A WAY THAT WILL KEEP THEM ATTRACTIVE AND INVITING FOR YEARS TO COME. air can be seen, smelled and tasted. We are fortunate that Reston has clean air. We can help ensure air quality in the future if we make wise choices in the ways we move about, including the vehicles we choose to drive, the machines we use to mow our lawns, as well as the chemicals we use in

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our homes and the manner in which we dispose of them. These same generalizations can be made about water quality. We are fortunate in Fairfax County and Reston to have a public drinking water supply that is equal to or superior to any bottled water you choose to buy. Our recreational lakes add to the beauty of our community, but they will stay that way only to the degree that they continue to be maintained by Reston Association’s professional staff and the behavior of our neighbors in disposing of trash, fertilizing lawns, and controlling run-off. There is almost unanimous agreement among residents and visitors alike that Reston is a beautiful place to live, work and play. Our open spaces are not simply preserved, but

they are maintained in a way that will keep them attractive and inviting for years to come. As we consider the nature of Reston, there are the additional elements of our air and water for which we can be thankful, but for which we must assume a responsibility to maintain as individuals and as a community. Delegate Plum represents the 36th District, including all of Reston, in the Virginia House of Delegates.


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Clean Energy Economy R BY GERRY CONNOLLY

ecently I sent out a survey to 11th Congressional District residents asking what Congress’ top priorities should be this year. Not surprisingly, one of the top issues for Northern Virginians was, once again, how do we respond to climate change? Many Restonians recognize that climate change already poses a growing threat to our children, our families, our national security, and our economy. We've witnessed record warm temperatures, rising sea-levels that threaten coastal communities, unprecedented wildfires, and cycles of flooding and drought. But rather than turning our backs pessimistically, we are drawn by a shared mission and commitment to take action. I applaud former President Obama for his bold leadership in taking action on this pressing threat. In Congress, I supported his Clean Power Plan, which will reduce carbon emissions and lay the foundation for America’s energy future. Thanks to the historic Paris Climate Agreement, major greenhouse gas emitters like China are formally committing to taking aggressive action to invest in clean energy and efficiency standards. We’ve also raised vehicle fuel standards and increased energy efficiency in the federal government, one of the largest energy consumers in our country. For me, transitioning towards a 21st century clean

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IT IS ESTIMATED THAT FOR EVERY $1 INVESTED THROUGH THE CLEAN POWER PLAN, AMERICAN FAMILIES WILL SEE $7 IN HEALTH BENEFITS, INCLUDING AVOIDING 2,700 TO 6,600 PREMATURE DEATHS AND 140,000 TO 150,000 ASTHMA ATTACKS IN CHILDREN.

energy economy is a winwin for consumers and the environment. History and data prove that economic growth and environmental protections are complementary. For example, the Clean Air Act amendments, which were far more sweeping than the Clean Power Plan, were supposedly going to cause utility rates to skyrocket. In reality, rates went down, not up. In Virginia, rates actually decreased 36% between 1990 and 2006. In addition, there are tremendous health benefits from rules that seek to protect us from the effects of climate change. The Clean Power Plan has public health and climate benefits worth between $55 billion to $93 billion per year by 2030, far outweighing its potential costs. It is estimated that for every $1 invested through the Clean Power Plan, American families will see $7 in health benefits, including

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avoiding 2,700 to 6,600 premature deaths and 140,000 to 150,000 asthma attacks in children. I recognize that some in Congress, and the new Administration, have said they would like to roll back these important steps. But if we let facts, not ideology, drive our policymaking, then in the case of climate change I believe the choices couldn’t be clearer. Technology will continue to be our friend. But we must ask ourselves: What type of investments will we make in energy production? Will we invest in solar technologies? Will we invest in wind energy? These two fields are already demonstrating explosive growth. According to the American Wind Energy Alliance, wind power supported a record 88,000 jobs at the start of 2016— an increase of more than 20 percent in one year. And a 2010 Energy Department study estimated that nearly 4,100 gigawatts of wind energy could

be potentially harnessed along the U.S. coastline, a staggering amount of power that is more than four times the current generating capacity of the entire U.S. electric grid. In the solar industry, more than 100,000 jobs were created between 2012 and 2015. In 2015, employment in U.S. solar business grew 12 times faster than overall job creation. By 2020, this industry is projected to more than double to 420,000 workers. These facts should be driving our policymaking decision. Climate change is not going to disappear, nor can it be simply wished away. We need to address it and make strategic investments that prepare us for tomorrow’s clean energy economy. 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 Foreign Affairs committees.


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Reston is More Than Buildings BY CATHY HUDGINS

SOUTH LAKES DRIVE PARK

Located on South Lakes Drive, the neighborhood facility includes a baseball field and bleachers, a soccer field and a well-designed playground. Encircled by RA pathways, there are shaded picnic tables and nature-watching opportunities galore, with enough “green” to relax anyone and plenty of open space to explore.

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PEOPLE WHO CANNOT FIND TIME FOR RECREATION ARE OBLIGED SOONER OR LATER TO FIND TIME FOR ILLNESS. – JOHN WANAMAKER

BARON CAMERON PARK

Enter this 68-acre park from either Wiehle or Baron Cameron Avenue and discover a wealth of organized recreational space — forested areas, picnic area and playground, nine rectangular fields, a lighted ball diamond, a dog run with water source, community garden plots, and ample parking.

RESTON NORTH PARK

This small public park is located at Reston Parkway and Stevenage Road, just behind a local Home Depot. With ageappropriate play equipment (a two level jungle gym with slides, swings), a baseball diamond, and a large field, there are also shaded benches, a neighborhood trail, and parking. When viewed as a

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onsidering that Fairfax County (1742) and the community of Reston (1964) were established 222 years apart, the county and the Reston Association (RA) both share a focus on parks, recreation, and open space that benefits both the county residents and the RA members. With the wonderful goal to improve the quality of life for everyone, several Fairfax County facilities are located within the Reston Association covenanted properties. Let’s cast a quick glance over a couple of them.

combined package of county and association amenities, the very available open space recreation features make the best use of natural and arranged resources. And did I mention Lake Fairfax Park? But these amenities didn’t just happen. Through the 50+ years, the development process in Fairfax County has assured Reston would be more than buildings. The conveyance of land has provided space for recreational and green space. But it does not stop there, the process has included school

sites and funds to mitigate impact on school enrollment, transportation facilities, affordable housing. And we can’t forget the numerous lakes that ring our community, which serve as mitigation for storm runoff. 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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A Teenage Take On Simon's Vision BY CHELSEA ROWELL

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obert E. Simon’s vision for Reston was revolutionary. Simon envisioned an almost utopian community — a suburb that escaped the traditional confines of suburbia, maximizing quality of life instead of profit. People would be able to live, work and play within one town, eliminating the need for a tedious daily commute. Vast socioeconomic and racial diversity would crush the norms of early-1960s Virginia: rich, poor, black, brown and white people would dwell side by side, sharing the same community centers, pools and playgrounds. They’d live in harmony with nature, and everything they needed would be within walking distance of their houses. Reston in 2017 looks strikingly different from 1968 Reston, but Reston’s history and Simon’s vision continue to have on obvious impact on its values and culture. This impact is especially evident among Reston teenagers.“I’ve only ever lived in a constantly diverse atmosphere, so I’ve become accustomed to it. It’s just normal here — it’s what I’m used to,” described Matthew Beach, who is 17. Reston has always been a community of striking integration and diversity, and for those who have spent their entire lives here, this integration

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and diversity is the expected everywhere. South Lakes High School, for example, embodies Simon’s intentions to blend people of different races, cultures, and socioeconomic classes into one community. Fifty-three percent of its students are minorities, and more than a quarter are economically disadvantaged. This diversity has a palpable benefit on the worldview of all those who experience it. Ibraheem Farooq, another senior, emphasized the humanizing effect that he believes Reston’s diversity has provided for him. “Getting to know different people has helped me to eradicate stereotypes and has humanized people from different backgrounds — the best way to humanize people is to bring people together and to understand that we’re all human. Definitely, seeing everyone in the same setting, learning the same things, and being friends with the same people, brings us closer together as a group.” The diversity here benefits not only residents of Reston, but also those who their actions touch. Sean Azami, a senior at South Lakes, describes the positive impact that living in Reston has had on his life.“I’ve met people from hugely diverse backgrounds,

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and for me, meeting these people emphasized the fact that we truly are all one global community, and that nationality and race aren’t really important.”This was a factor in his decision to start the Equal Education Opportunity Foundation, which helps provide education to refugees in Greece and Spain, even though he identifies as American, Iranian and Turkish. The presence of diversity has always been a support system for people in unique situations. In Reston’s early days, these support systems included weekly meetings between the town’s black community, its white residents and influential town figures, such as principals and business owners, to talk about race relations and ways to improve them. The diversity that’s present in Reston still provides a cushion to those who need it. Dean Robinson, who is 16, stated that this diversity “introduces students to support groups and networks that they didn’t know that they could have before, for example for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender kids we have a Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) here at South Lakes... Having more kids in my situation in general helps push forward an agenda in general that benefits me and those kids. It would be

much more difficult if it was just me against the whole school — both staff and students have been extremely supportive.” Simon’s founding principles established the dynamic of acceptance and inclusivity that characterizes Reston as a place of inclusion and heterogeneity, which benefits everyone. Reston teenagers also benefit from the town’s community oriented nature. Simon wanted to build a community that truly felt like a community. Lilly Vogel, 16, described the feelings of belonging that characterized her childhood here.“Growing up in Reston felt homey, and very community oriented, it didn’t feel like just another suburb of DC. Reston is the kind of place where you can go anywhere, and it all feels the same; you can be anywhere within Reston, and it still feels like Reston.” Diversity, inclusivity, and a sense of community bind South lakes students together, epitomizing the principles that Robert E. Simon imagined for his town. Reston is the result of one man’s pursuit of a better life for many, and as it continues to expand, its idealistic roots remain in the heart of the Reston community. Chelsea Rowell is a South lakes High School junior and serves as editor-in-chief for the South Lakes Sentinel newspaper.


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ON THE STREET | STORIES | CURRENT EVENTS | HIGHLIGHTS

Lake Anne Elementary School Celebrates Years F

ifty years ago when Reston had only 1,100 residents, Reston No. 1, Reston’s first public school, opened. On January 19, 1967, 300 students of many backgrounds walked through the doors. Reston No. 1 was officially renamed Lake Anne Elementary School a few months later at a dedication ceremony on April 30, 1967. Virginia Senator Harry S. Byrd spoke that day to an audience of educators, architects, parents and community members, including Robert E. Simon, Reston’s Founder. The First Lady, Lady Bird Johnson, visited later that same year. They were impressed by the innovative design and warm welcoming atmosphere of the school. They would continue to be impressed with the school

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LAKE ANNE IS AN INNOVATIVE SCHOOL AND SETS AN EXAMPLE OF EXCELLENCE IN OUR COMMUNITY. today. As Reston grew, Lake Anne Elementary also grew. The school was originally designed to resemble a small cluster of homes, similar to the newly built neighborhoods surrounding it. The design provided flexibility for working with children and allowed for expansion. The school has gone through three major renovations

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and now enrolls more than 650 students. Lake Anne continues to be a diverse and inclusive school that embraces a range of backgrounds and abilities. Our students today represent a population from more than 70 countries, speaking 38 different languages. Lake Anne is an innovative school and sets an example of excellence in our community. During its fifty years, Lake Anne has emphasized high student learning through programs such as twoway Spanish Immersion and Advanced Academics. Students are supported

through English-as-a-SecondLanguage, Special Education, and HeadStart services and, in partnership with the National Wildlife Federation, Lake Anne offers the Eco-Schools Program which combines "green" management of the school grounds and facilities with the curriculum. The instructional program is enriched by arts components such as band, orchestra, chorus, “Blossoms” poetry, Grace Art, and the Artist in Residence program, which has produced amazing art projects, including a colorful underpass passage reflecting the diversity of the school


and a 200-square-foot glass mosaic mural engaging all Lake Anne students. To foster positive school behaviors and to connect every student to a caring, responsible adult, Responsive Classroom and MentorWorks programs have become a part of school life. The very active PTA also enriches the school with the annual Show-What-YouKnow-Fair, author visits, and innovative and interesting after-school programming. Lake Anne has decided to celebrate its 50th anniversary in a number of ways this year. A group of students from the school joined The Reston Chorale, also celebrating its 50th anniversary, at a holiday concert in December. In January, a school assembly was held so that proclamations and commendations from the School Board, Fairfax County, the State of Virginia, and the Congress of the United States could be shared with students who were thrilled to sing the birthday song with our principal and school mascot. We also received a second Green Flag from the National

Wildlife Federation during the assembly (we are one of three schools in FCPS to have that honor), and former principals were invited to open a gift — a new Little Free Library, made from recycled materials and designed by former Lake Anne students, that will be placed in front of the school so that students and community members can share books with one another at any time. The Little Free Library is part of the school’s effort to give back “50 for its 50th.” We have engaged in many community activities and are very much a part of the fabric of Reston. The school will continue its celebration in March when Reston Association’s electronic newsletter, RA News, is alumni are invited to speak delivered to your in-box and includes information about on Career Day and again in April when we will host the events, programs, community functions and important “Lake Anne Family Reunion: reminders. Go to the bottom of any page on www.reston.org Past, Present, and Future” for and add your email to the field under "Join Our Mailing List” all of our current and former to subscribe to this free weekly email.. students, staff, and their families. The celebration will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on the school grounds on Friday, April 21, 2017. It will feature live music, food trucks, a moon bounce and other fun activities. We hope that many families will be able to join us for this event. If you’d like to attend, please RSVP at LakeAnne50th@gmail.com. All are welcome! We’d also love former students to send in photos for our slide show. Kim Sigle is the Lake Anne Elementary School Librarian.

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Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival Greater Reston Arts Center Presents One of the Top Art Festivals in the Nation BY CAROL NAHORNIAK

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ne of the most iconic institutions in Reston is GRACE, the Greater Reston Arts Center, established as a non-profit organization in 1974. From its beginnings as a small local gallery, GRACE has grown to become known in the D.C. region for its outstanding exhibitions, educational programs, and the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival, its most prominent fundraising event. Now in its 26th year, the festival is a destination for art-lovers from near and far, and counted among the most prestigious juried shows and sales of fine art and craft in the nation. With its well-deserved reputation for high-quality artwork in a dynamic venue, the festival is placed in the top 20 out of the thousands of outdoor art shows throughout North America in the 4th annual survey conducted by Art Fair Insiders. Lily Siegel, the new Executive Director and Curator of GRACE, who recently relocated from California to D.C., came into her position with awareness of the impact and quality of the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival, its importance to the art scene, and to those who want to buy art.

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“I was continually impressed and surprised by the incredible artist submissions we received this year,” says Siegel.“I am truly looking forward to experiencing the festival for the first time and connecting with all of our artists and viewers. See you there!” Siegel’s first Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival is bolstered with the seasoned team of GRACE staff, board of directors, volunteers, and Festival Director Erica Harrison. As a longtime Restonian, Harrison is particularly engaged with the event’s value to the community.“The festival is a portal to aesthetic awareness,” says Harrison.“It is a bridge between art and commerce that highlights original art and allows patrons to have personal experiences with the creating artists.” GRACE has continuously upheld its mission “to enrich community life by promoting involvement and excellence in contemporary visual arts,” and each year about 80,000 people partake in the experiences GRACE provides. The mission is also served on a larger scale through the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival – supporting local and national artists, the economy, education, and delivering a distinct quality of

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life benefit — while attracting about 30,000 attendees over the two-day event. Produced by GRACE since 1991, the festival began as a much smaller show of local artists on the streets of the then-new venue of Reston Town Center. This marquee event now brings more than 200 fine artists from across the nation to Reston each year. For artists, acceptance to show and sell their work at this festival is a competitive process with a carefully vetted, “juried” application procedure that begins in December. GRACE relies on an independent team of professional jurors who make their selections on the basis of quality, originality, and craftsmanship. This year’s jurors, Anthony Brock, Chawky Frenn, and Maurine Littleton, will also judge the Awards of Excellence during the festival. Each year GRACE receives interest from more than 1,000 fine artists who vie to rent one of the 220 booths available in this prestigious show. Veterans of the art festival circuit are fully aware of this show’s reputation — for its management by GRACE, the beautiful venue, the remarkable Reston volunteers, and the superb exhibitors — and are also prepared to be

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26th Annual Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival SATURDAY, MAY 20 10 AM - 6 PM SUNDAY, MAY 21 10 AM - 5 PM Admission requested: $5 donation per adult PRESENTED BY GRACE 703.471.9242 WWW.RESTONARTS.ORG WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/ NORTHERNVIRGINIAFINEARTSFESTIVAL

outdoors for two long days, no matter what the weather. Art fans know this is a unique opportunity to see and buy original art they’d never get elsewhere, to meet a large number of artists, talk about their processes, and acquire new pieces. Those who come out just to enjoy the activities and entertainment while browsing the booths also find inspiration and edification from the artists.


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From another economic perspective, the reality is that as a non-profit organization, GRACE relies on this event as its major fundraiser to sustain its programming, including the acclaimed “GRACE Art” that brings another level of dimension in art education to 40 schools in the region. For the requested donation of $5 per adult, festival attendees receive the event program that contains art images and locations of all the participating artists, their contact information, and the bonus of dining certificates from local restaurants. As is the case every weekend, garage parking at Reston Town Center is free during the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival. The 26th annual Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival will be presented by GRACE on two days, May 20 and 21 on 11 blocks of Reston Town Center. About 200 artists will set up mini-galleries exhibiting 16 categories of fine art and craft — original paintings,

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mixed-media, jewelry, photography, and sculpture, ranging from large outdoor to smaller interior pieces. Free art-focused activities are offered at the Family Art Park in the Pavilion, and innovative dance performances in the parks are presented by Reston Community Center. On Friday night, May 19, an optional ticketed party and silent auction is open to all, offering a luminary opportunity to enjoy food, beverages, and entertainment with the artists in the Pavilion. Party tickets will be available in advance from restonarts.org, and at the door. Operation of the festival is supported by funding and inkind offerings from sponsors and patrons. In turn, sponsors have the opportunity to interact with about 30,000 attendees as well as doing the good work of bringing a major art event to the community. Sponsors of the Northern Virginia Fine

Arts Festival include Reston Community Center, Reston Town Center Association, The M Group Architects + Interior Architects, Wegmans, and the host venue, Reston Town Center. For individuals and small businesses who wish to invest in the festival experience, the Adopt-an-Artist campaign offers the opportunity. All options are on the GRACE website, restonarts.org. It takes a league of about 500 volunteers to keep the festival running, and GRACE needs assistance in every area from logistics, to admissions, to the Family Art Park, with time obligations ranging from a few hours to a full day. Learn more about tasks, training, and registration on the website, restonarts.org/ fineartfestival2017/volunteer. And, visit GRACE — the gallery is always free and open to the public from Tuesday through Saturday, located at Reston Town Center, at 12001 Market Street. Carol Nahorniak, creative director at Myers PR, lives, works, plays, and gets involved in Reston.

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Bikeshare System in Reston BY KELLEY WESTENHOFF PHOTOS COURTESY OF CAPITAL BIKESHARE

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ebuting in October, the Bikeshare system has established stations (docks) at WiehleReston East Metro Station and in several places between there and Reston Town Center. The newest stations are at the Crescent Apartments and Lake Anne. The bikes are basic bikes designed for short trips. They have three gears which can be really helpful on the Reston hills. Lights on the bike activate while they are ridden, making the rider more visible to others. Bikeshare is designed to be a part of the transportation network — what’s called the “Last Mile” solution. People who live within a mile or so of transit stations can use the bikes to get closer to home without having to use their own cars or wait for a bus. The best value for frequent users is to purchase an annual pass, but even casual users can enjoy trying out a bike for a minimal cost. It’s a BYOH — bring your own helmet system, and riders must be at least 16 to use the system. To avoid additional charges, riders must dock every 30 minutes, so note the time you start! One opportunity to try the new Bikeshare system out is to join the Reston Association’s Multimodal Transportation Advisory Committee (MTAC) members on a Tour d’Art ride April 22. The ride will start at Lake Anne and tour

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to see several of the public art installations in that area. You can sign up for the ride (free) by sending an email to ashleigh@reston.org. There are some discount brochures for Capital Bikeshare at the RA Member Services desk if you want to try out the bikes on a 24-hour free pass. Of course, you are welcome to join this ride on your own bike! You might try riding your bike to one of Reston’s pools this summer. When you get there, look for the new bike racks. Through the summer and fall Reston Association’s maintenance crews will be busy installing new bike racks at various Reston pools. The first pool to receive these regulation bike racks will be Lake Newport, the Olympicsize pool that serves as the swimming venue for the Reston Sprint and Relay Triathlons. The first racks were provided through a generous donation by Reston Bike Club. Maintenance is also busy installing new markers on the pink trail, which was most in need of an update. The next trail to be updated will be one south of the toll road. Many people do not understand that the Reston paths are the home of the “color” trails, each of which is designed to lead walkers, runners, and cyclists from one village center to the next, or around some of Reston’s other amenities such as the lakes. Some of the trails, while

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ONE OPPORTUNITY TO TRY THE NEW BIKESHARE SYSTEM OUT IS TO JOIN THE RESTON ASSOCIATION’S MULTIMODAL TRANSPORTATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE (MTAC) MEMBERS ON A TOUR D’ART RIDE APRIL 22.

planned, are not yet marked. Once RA crews finish upgrading the existing markers, they will turn to marking new trails. If your kids aren’t quite up to doing the 10 mile Tour d’Art ride, you’re still in luck. There’s a new group in Reston called Kidical Mass Reston that specifically caters to families with young children — or people who just want to ride slow, short trips. The rides are very short (<2 miles), mostly on trails and geared towards families with kids that are able to ride two wheelers, and little ones in bike seats or trailers. Each ride has a fun theme or destination.


For example, in 2016 the group organized a Halloween ride in costumes and a holiday ride to the Reston Town Center Christmas tree that included seasonal music, bike decorations and hot chocolate at the end of the ride. You can find out about rides by following Kidical Mass Reston on Facebook. Rides are posted about a week ahead of time. How about adults who know how to ride but don’t know who to ride with? That same group who donated money for our bike racks also provides opportunities for you to ride with them. Reston

Bicycle Club has riders at a variety of levels with many styles. The club is reviving their social rides this year, with the focus being on the social time as much as the ride to get there. Their ride season starts this month, so get on their mailing list to get updates. You can find them at www.restonbikeclub.org If you don’t know how to ride a bike or would like to improve your skills, there are opportunities to learn all around you. Reston is fortunate to have three certified instructors from the League of American Bicyclists. They all teach private or small

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These instructors, all Reston residents, are certified by the League of American Bicyclists to teach bicycling skills. Katie Kelly squijkat@gmail.com 202-494-1403 Kelley Westenhoff kbikeva@gmail.com 571-215-5353 Bruce Wright bikecommuter@gmail.com 703-328-9619

group lessons, and they’re all willing to help you start your journey towards the physical and mental freedom that biking provides. Additionally, this summer the Reston Community Center will offer adult learn-to-ride classes, confident cycling skills classes, and even some community rides. In sum, there is no reason to be left out of the bike loop this summer! Come join us on a ride! Kelley Westenhoff lives, bikes, plays, and gets involved in Reston. She is the co-chair of the Multimodal Transportation Advisory Committee (MTAC).

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50 Years of Serving Reston’sYouth F BY JÜRIS KELLEY

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ifty years ago this month Boy Scout Troop 1970 was formed in the new three-yearold community called Reston. As Reston has grown, so too has this Boy Scout Troop and the other Boy and Girl Scout units of Reston. In 1967 The Beatles released Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, Ronald Reagan was sworn in as the new governor of California, Louis Leakey announced the discovery of pre-human fossils, Jimmy Hoffa began his 8-year prison sentence, Elvis Presley and Priscilla Beaulieu were married in Las Vegas, and Boy Scouts still offered Merit Badges for Pigeon Raising, Sheep Farming, and Mechanical Drawing. Times have changed, and Troop 1970 and Scouting have too, but our mission and relation to the community remains. Troop 1970 has been continuously sponsored by the United Christian Parish (UCP) of Reston since 1967. Pastor Joan Bell-Haynes recently commented, “UCP's Boy Scout Troop 1970 has nurtured boys into fruitful young men and contributing citizens of our community for decades. Our partnership with them is one which continues to inspire and better our community in significant ways.”

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“A WEEK OF CAMP LIFE IS WORTH SIX MONTHS OF THEORETICAL TEACHING IN THE MEETING ROOM.” – SCOUTING’S FOUNDER, LORD ROBERT BADEN-POWELL Reston’s member of the Virginia House of Delegates, Ken Plum, added, “Our Scout Troop 1970 has been active throughout its 50 years in contributing to the quality of life in Reston and to the growth of future leaders for our community.” Scouts serve Reston by doing many community cleanup service projects, operating the annual Scouting for Food collection event each November, and getting up at 4:30 a.m. to set up and manage the orange cones that are used for all of Reston’s marathons and triathlons. Along with monthly campouts, hikes, canoe and whitewater trips, a week of summer camping is an annual tradition. There scouts spend a week in a tent, cook their meals, and learn everything from mammal study to astronomy. Scouting at its core is an educational program for

young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of citizenship, develops personal fitness, and teaches outdoor and other life skills. Scouting combines educational activities and lifelong values with fun. Through more than a century of experience they know that helping youth is a key to building a more conscientious, responsible, and productive society. The founder of Scouting, Lord Robert Baden-Powell, returned to England after many years abroad only to find English boys in a deplorable state. Many had moved from the countryside to cities during the industrial revolution. Those boys had lost the ability to cook an outdoor meal over a fire that they could light without matches. They could not identify local trees and shrubs, and had lost the skill of basic map reading. Scouting set about to remedy that and still teaches those skills 110 years later. The term Scoutcraft was

derived out of woodcraft, which were the skills necessary to survive independently in the wilderness of North America as the frontiers of the New World expanded in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Today the basic skills of Scoutcraft are: camping, cooking, first aid, wilderness survival, orienteering, and pioneering. But Scouting is more that Scoutcraft, for it also teaches robotics, chemistry, videography, entrepreneurship, climbing, sustainability, composite materials, and many other life-long skills. Here’s to another 50 great years of Scouting in Reston! Jüris Kelley has been a Reston resident for 29 years. He has published in American Lawyer, Police Chief, SIGNAL, and many other magazines and peer-reviewed journals.

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Mouthguards: They’re Not Just for Football and Lacrosse! S BY ASTRID TISSERONT

pring is here and with it, the start of Spring Sports! Soccer, softball, baseball and lacrosse have all begun and you’ve purchased all the gear. Cleats? Check. Helmet? Check. But have you remembered one of the most important pieces of your child’s uniform? A mouthguard is truly essential to protect your child’s teeth and jaws during practice and games. At some point during their playing seasons, your child may have encountered someone who got hit in the mouth, either by a ball, an elbow or a knee. Wearing a mouthguard protects a child’s teeth and jaw from damage. It may even reduce the severity of a concussion by redistributing the force of impact, so be sure to buy one for your child! Mouthguards can be found in different sizes at your local pharmacy or Target. Sports stores will carry them as well. You might choose to customorder a mouthguard at your dentist’s office, or even online. If your child is wearing braces, ask your Orthodontist to provide you with a mouthguard. Shock Doctor makes a great mouthguard

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especially made for teeth with braces. There are certain sports which require a mouthguard such as football and lacrosse, but others such as soccer, basketball and even Tae Kwon Do or gymnastics, do not. In order to protect your child’s teeth and to prevent damage to any permanent teeth or jaws — it’s a great idea to invest in a mouthguard even for sports that do not make it a requirement to wear one. Even during outside activities such as skateboarding or mountainbiking , it’s a great idea to wear a mouthguard. Here’s a look at how mouthguards can protect your child, and what types of mouthguards are available today!

lips and cheek tissue in case of impact to the mouth. A mouthguard can save you a trip to the emergency room!

WHAT TYPES OF MOUTHGUARDS ARE AVAILABLE? Over the Counter

In a pinch, you can always run to Target or Modell’s Sporting Goods store, for example, and find a generic plastic mouthguard in Small, Medium and Large sizes. This is always better than nothing and for some, it is perfectly comfortable and sufficient. You can also find mouthguards to accommodate braces at these stores. Example: Shock Doctor or Franklin brand are carried at Target and come in different sizes.

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Braces can actually be a good thing if, for example, a soccer ball chooses to make contact with your child’s mouth! With a strong enough hit, the wire will help to hold your child’s teeth in place and can help prevent a tooth from being fully knocked out!

TIP: If your child has braces, pick up a free mouthguard at your Orthodontist’s office! They will have special mouthguards to accommodate braces.

HOW CAN A MOUTHGUARD PROTECT MY CHILD’S TEETH?

For one, a mouthguard can serve as a barrier between the top and bottom teeth, thereby preventing chipping, fracture and even preventing a tooth from being knocked out! If your child is wearing braces, a mouthguard will also help minimize damage to the

DID YOU KNOW:

Boil and Bite Mouthguards Boil and bite mouthguards will offer a little bit of a better fit than generic one-size-fits-all mouthguards. You simply boil and heat up the mouthguard

and bite into the tray to provide a better fit for your child. With a semi-custom fit, these mouthguards offer a slightly


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more comfortable feel than those you can buy in stores.

A custom mouthguard is just that: Custom-made protection designed to fit only your teeth, thereby making it the most comfortable and effective option out there. These generally will offer the most protection. Your dentist can take a custom mold of your teeth, and then fabricate the mouthguard in any color you choose! Or, you can order a custom mouthguard from several online websites such as Impact Custom Mouthguards or Gladiator Mouthguards.

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Custom Mouthguards

Absolutely! And they should! The fastest way to obtain a mouthguard for your child with braces is to ask your orthodontist to provide you with one. They have specially made mouthguards designed to fit with braces — and the mouthguard should be free. This is a generic guard, but it will nevertheless protect your child through the braces period. This mouthguard will not only provide protection to your child’s teeth and jaws, but it will also provide protection to your child’s lips and cheek tissue that would otherwise be in direct contact with the braces in case of impact. With so many colors and customization options to choose from, your child is going to love wearing a mouthguard! And if they choose to start wearing a mouthguard while

skateboarding or even biking around the neighborhood, who are we to say no? A little extra protection never hurt anyone, and may even save you a significant amount of money in dental repairs in the future! Happy Mouthguarding! This is a sponsored article written by Astrid Tisseront, public relations coordinator for Tisseront Orthodontics. Tisseront Orthodontics specializes in orthodontics for children and adults.

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Reston’s Lakes Providing a Healthy Wildlife Population and Recreational Benefits for All Restonians BY JESSICA BIGGER

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PHOTOGRAPHY BY JIM KIRBY AND SEAN BAHRAMI

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R THE LAKES CONTRIBUTE TO THE HEALTH OF RESTON’S WATERWAYS BY REDUCING FLOODING DURING HEAVY RAINS AND COLLECTING SEDIMENT THAT WOULD NORMALLY FLOW INTO THE CHESAPEAKE BAY.

eston’s lakes play an important role in our community. The four man-made lakes, Lake Anne, Lake Audubon, Lake Newport and Lake Thoreau, provide a multitude of recreational activities and stormwater management. It was important to Robert E. Simon to create a community, which incorporated miles and miles of open space surrounding Reston’s neighborhood clusters and homes. Along with the wooded areas, meadows and parks, Simon planned for four man-made lakes to add to Reston’s recreational appeal. “The aesthetic value is first and foremost,” said Nicki Bellezza, Reston Association's (RA) Watershed Manager.“People love living on the lake and having access for boating and fishing.” Residents and guests also enjoy walking along the pathways surrounding the lakes. You’ve probably wondered why there are big concrete structures on each lake. “These structures are spillways which maintain the elevation of the water,” explained Bellezza. It’s a similar system as the overflow drain in your bathtub, which prevents water from filling up and spilling over onto your bathroom floor if you forget to turn off the faucet. The lakes contribute to the health of Reston’s waterways by reducing flooding during heavy rains and collecting sediment

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that would normally flow into the Chesapeake Bay. To maintain the aesthetic and recreational value of all of RA’s lakes, streams and ponds, which attracts so many to Reston, it takes two fulltime watershed staff, Bellezza and William Peterson, RA’s Watershed Specialist, plus two seasonal employees. RA also hires consultants to monitor the water quality of all lakes and waterways, and an engineer who conducts quarterly inspections of the dams. Volunteers also contribute their time to improving the health of Reston’s lakes, streams and ponds. RA picks up over 100 bags of trash off the lakes and their shores each year. Staff works to restore shorelines and minimize drainage problems to protect against erosion. They also survey for invasive aquatic plant species so these plants can be removed immediately to improve the health and abundance of native species. Any beaver dams or rodent holes found along each lake’s dam are removed or filled in. The Reston lakes are on a 10-15 year dredging rotation to remove sediment buildup. Without regular dredging, the lakes would fill in with sediment, making it difficult for residents to use their boats. Most of the dredging occurs

near major waterways, like the canals and stream inlets.“We can’t afford to dredge each lake entirely, but we do focus on areas that have become shallow and contain a significant amount of sediment,” noted Bellezza. During her eleven years with RA, Bellezza has seen the dredging of Lake Audubon and Lake Anne which was done last winter. This year, RA has dredged Lake Newport and has plans to dredge Lake Audubon and Lake Thoreau in the following years. In addition to dredging the lakes, water maintenance staff works with different groups to monitor and improve the health of all RA’s lakes and waterways. This includes keeping an eye on the fish population and removing non-native and nuisance species. Local Boy Scout troops volunteer to enhance the fisheries and provide welcome habitat for other aquatic

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species like turtles and frogs. RA hired a consultant to conduct a fish survey in 2007. The survey showed that the Large Mouth Bass population growth was stunted. Once this species reached twelve inches

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they stopped growing. “We ask anglers who catch Large Mouth Bass between four to twelve inches to not release them back into the lakes,” advised Bellezza. By helping remove the smaller class size of this

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species from Lakes Audubon, Newport and Thoreau, recreational fishermen will be helping improve the health of the entire fish population and Reston’s lakes. The remaining fish species still fall under “catch and release”. Lake Anne is challenged with non-native fish species. RA staff has found Tilapia, which are competing with other fish species for resources. To prevent the Tilapia population from growing, RA is asking anyone who catches one to not throw it back. When asked if people can eat the fish that are okay to remove, Bellezza replied, “Eat at your own risk. We are not monitoring the water quality for food consumption.” The lakes also provide a haven for additional wildlife, including waterfowl,

amphibians, reptiles and some smaller mammals and songbirds. It is important that we work together to keep our lakes and streams healthy to ensure a balanced aquatic ecosystem for native plants and animals. The health of our lakes and waterways not only improves habitat for Reston’s wildlife but also enhances the recreational benefits for all of us. Jessica Bigger is a freelance writer who lives in Reston.


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En Plein Air: Merging Art and the Outdoors Public Art Reston Walking Tours Offer Best of Both Experiences BY JANET REMS

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e all know about the health benefits of walking — those 10,000 steps per day. Plus, long, peaceful walks are known to reduce stress, pace thoughts and clear heads. Engagement with arts and culture, likewise, have proven to be central to positive and lifelong development, among other things enhancing creativity, productivity and the overall quality of life. Restonians have long known these benefits. The frequently studied and lauded planned community of Reston was founded by the late Robert E. Simon on principles that intentionally provided residents with countless places to walk and otherwise interact with the great outdoors as well as to enjoy a diverse array of cultural experiences, including public art. According to the Reston Association (RA), the community boasts 55 miles of paved and natural surface pathways (with 95 bridges) that wind throughout its more than 1,300 acres of open space. Moreover, Reston’s public art inventory, according to Public Art Reston, currently numbers more than 40 and continues to grow. Public Art Reston, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary

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this year, merged the two experiences, art and outdoors, with a public art walking tour during last year’s annual Reston Founder’s Day in April. The focal points of the walking tour are 10 public art sites within Reston’s historic heart, Lake Anne Village Center. Public Art Reston plans to re-offer the tour at the 2017 Founder’s Day celebration, April 8. Anne Delaney, executive director of Public Art Reston, noted that the idea of offering local public art walking tours originated in 2012 when the Reston Historic Trust, in cooperation with Public Art Reston, presented an exhibition at the Reston Museum,“Reston: The Art of Community,” showcasing the planned community’s long public art history. As a complement, two related public art walking tours were offered.“We were fortunate,”she recalled,“to have

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had Reston founder Robert Simon as the tours leader.”(In honor of Public Art Reston’s 10th anniversary,“Reston: The Art of Community,” again will be exhibited at the Reston Museum in November.) The incentive to offer a public art walking tour at last year’s Founder’s Day was spurred, Delaney said, by her encounter with art historian, teacher and Reston resident Phoebe Avery.“Given her impressive background, I felt she would be the ideal person to create and lead such a tour,” she noted, emphasizing it was Avery’s idea to focus that particular tour on the Lake Anne area. “This was a logical first step. … It was the first [Reston] site conceived that contained public art,”Avery explained, also pointing out that the walking tour’s overarching theme is how — except for the newer bronze

“THESE GUIDED TOURS ARE A FUN AND ENGAGING WAY TO HEIGHTEN AWARENESS OF THE GREAT NUMBER AND VALUE OF OUR OUTDOOR PUBLIC ART.”

– ANNE DELANEY EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR PUBLIC ART RESTON

sculpture of Simon — Lake Anne’s public art was “designed contemporaneously with the architecture and conceived as a visual whole; and even formed of the same constructions materials.” Also a member of Public Art Reston’s Public Art and Communication committees and currently an art teacher at


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PUBLIC ART WALKING TOUR: LAKE ANNE SITES

The following are the 10 public art sites included in Public Art Reston’s Lake Anne Village Center walking tour. For those who would like to conduct their own independent walking tour of this historic area, more detailed descriptions of these 10 sites, plus Reston’s 30 or more public art sites in other areas are available at www.publicartreston.org. 1 Historic marker at the

entrance to Lake Anne Village Center’s Washington Plaza that describes the founding of Reston;

2 “The Pyramid” by James

Rossant, 1965, a study in horizontal and vertical lines that mirrors similar directional forces in the surrounding buildings;

3 “Untold Stories" by Reston native Zachary Oxman, 2004, locally known as ‘Bronze Bob,’ traditional medium of bronze casting creates life-like portrait of Reston founder Robert E. Simon, casually sitting on a park bench;

4 “The Pulpit” by James

Rossant, 1965, a platform rising over Lake Anne inlet on a cylindrical column made of a hollowed-out block of poured concrete, “a place to look from and be looked at;

5 ”Plaza fountain" by James

Rossant, 1965, at the core of Washington Plaza, sculpted from reinforced concrete, its rounded forms respond to the hemicycle shape of the plaza;

6 “Decorative Pieces,”

Washington Plaza storefronts by Chermayeff & Geismar, 1965, commissioned from the New York graphic design firm that created the logos for NBC and PBS among others, larger-than-life objects reflect 1960s Pop Art aesthetic;

7 Untitled ceramic mural

by potter Olin L. Russum, Jr., 1967, sculptural mural for the outer walls of the Moorings Drive underpass, earthen tones that reflect colors of the surrounding landscape, only the right side remains;

8 “The Sun Boat” by Gonzalo

Fonseca, 1965, multi-part, molded concrete play structure that inspires children to take imaginary voyages and “Wooden Horse”, by Marco Rando, 2016, inspired by Gonzalo Fonseca’s “Wooden Horse” realized in 1965.

9 “The Lookout Tower,” a.k.a.

“moon viewing platform” or “stairway to nowhere,” by James Rossant, 1964, reached by steep stairs, initially designed to test the concrete for Heron House, now a playful, integral feature of the site and ideal vertical counterpoint to “The Sun Boat;”

10 “The Underpass” and “The

Pylon” by Gonzalo Fonseca, 1965, “The Underpass” gave Fonseca freedom to create a unified sculptural environment that fully employed his imagination and signature abstract forms; and “The Pylon,” a seven-foot monolith, extends the solid-void forms of “The Underpass” with its rounded opening perfectly sized to contain a small child.

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Northern Virginia Community College, Avery’s art walking tour script elaborated: “Sculpture touches every corner of the site and reaches beyond the plaza greeting the curious viewer in unlikely places. These works are part of the structural fabric of the space. … Their very composition creates a structural interplay and continuum between the buildings and the space that engenders an active dialogue between form and function. … It [was designed so it] could uplift the spirit, provide a playful encounter and ultimately bring the community together.” Enlarging on those ideas in a recent conversation, Avery, a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Maryland whose art degrees include a masters from the Courtauld Institute of Art in London, further suggested that the artists and architects who created Lake Anne’s Washington Plaza — especially Gonzalo Fonseca and James Rossant — were extremely cognizant of the environment not only in the materials used, but also in the works’ organic forms.

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Lake Anne’s public art sites, she added,“reflect and mirror the surroundings. The environment and nature enhance the works, and, in turn, the works enhance the environment. Sometimes, people walk by [the public art works] because they are so much part of the environment. It’s not necessarily a negative that they are such a fabric of the environment, but it is something [Public Art Reston] wants to change with these tours … promote awareness.” Increased awareness, she hoped, might lead not only to support for new public art works, but also for needed maintenance of existing ones.“These are ours,”she emphasized,“and they need to be protected.” Fully agreeing, Delaney, who also would like to see the variety of tours expanded, said, “These guided tours are a fun and engaging way to heighten awareness of the great number and value of our outdoor public art.” Although at this time only a nascent goal, both Delaney and Avery would very much like to

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see digital versions of these tours eventually developed. Accessed either online or via mobile phones, these walking tours could then be available at any time.“You could walk or get on LEARN MORE a bike and do the whole thing,” Public Art Reston is Avery enthused. represented by a group In the interim, RA’s map of Reston civic and of Reston — which is available community organizations in print at RA offices — and and leaders. It seeks another one listing all of to inspire an ongoing Reston's public art is available commitment to public on Public Art Reston's website, art and create a new which includes the locations of generation of artworks in the community’s existing public Reston. It imagines public art inventory, making it possible art throughout Reston that for walkers, runners and bikers inspires the community to devise their own tours. and engages the mind and senses. In 2008, Public Art Janet Rems is chairman of Public ArtReston adopted a Master Reston’s Communications Committee. The Plan that outlines a vision former editor of The Reston Times, she regufor public art in Reston, larly freelances for The Fairfax County Times, key opportunities for new writing primarily about the arts. projects, and an action plan for success. Public Art Reston is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt, not-for-profit organization. Visit www. publicartreston.org or call 703-880-1177 to find out more or to get involved.


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Reston's Green Space

Natural Resource Management Plan Gives an Overview of RA’s Environmental Management Practices BY JESSICA BIGGER

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eston Association’s (RA) Board of Directors approved its first Natural Resource Management Plan this January. The plan gives an overview on how RA manages its green space surrounding Reston’s neighborhoods and why it is so important to continue to maintain and enhance these natural resources. “The Resource Management Plan is important to Reston and its residents, because both the board and general members/residents should know how RA manages its natural areas. We often tend to take our“woods” and “meadows” for granted, but we should understand that we are CREATING and maintaining habitats to support our native plants and animals, which would otherwise be threatened by loss of habitat,” said Sue Beffel, RA Environmental Advisory Committee Chair. RA has been working for several years to develop a natural resources plan. "It’s wonderful that Reston now has its own natural resource management plan. Fairfax County, Loudoun County, Arlington and other communities each have their own plan," mentioned Claudia Thompson-Deahl, Senior Environmental Resource Manager for RA. Thompson-Deahl used the environmental plans from

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different communities in Northern Virginia and Fairfax County as a model for Reston’s Natural Resource Management Plan. "This plan goes much further and is more extensive than other community's plans," noted Thompson-Deahl. Thompson-Deahl worked with several RA staff members to develop the plan.“This is not something I did alone. I collaborated with other environmental staff and coworkers, including Katie Shaw, Patricia Greenberg, Ha Brock and Nicki Bellezza, to create a strong natural resource plan. Everyone has reviewed it, including the committee. It has really been vetted,”said Thompson-Deahl. RA maintains over 1,300 acres of open space. This

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includes over 800 acres of natural areas, Walker Nature Center’s 72-acre nature park, 50 meadows, four lakes, three ponds, 19 miles of streams, 55 miles of pathway and eight miles of natural surface trails. It takes an entire community to manage Reston's natural areas. "Nature, defined broadly, includes people. If you take people out, you take out the single driving force in our current ecological system," explained Thompson-Deahl. The Natural Resource Management Plan is divided into six parts; natural areas management, wildlife, water resources, environmental education and outreach, volunteer opportunities, and appendices. As stated in the plan, "RA’s

goal is to protect, maintain and enhance our natural areas with sound environmental practices. This is accomplished for the safety of our residents, for the health of the parkland and for the natural beauty of the forested and meadow habitats." Managing Reston's natural areas involves the removal of invasive species and maintaining and improving habitats to attract and protect native wildlife. RA also ensures that the natural areas are properly marked so residents know where their property boundaries end and RA's common area begins. If there is a hazard tree that needs removal near a home or cluster, the property markers help RA identify who is responsible for the removal. As a Wildlife Habitat


"THIS IS OUR COMMON LAND, AND WE HAVE A COMMON COMMITMENT TO TAKE CARE OF OUR NATURAL AREAS.” – KATIE SHAW

Community, certified by the National Wildlife Federation, RA’s mission is to protect and co-exist with Reston’s resident wildlife. Numerous wildlife species live among us, including reptiles and amphibians, fish, and beavers, raptors, bald eagles, red foxes, coyotes, deer, waterfowl, herons and over 180 species of songbirds. RA also maintains and improves Reston’s water resources through education and volunteer programs. The health of Reston’s streams, ponds and lakes relies on consistent monitoring and maintenance throughout the year. Education and outreach is an important piece of maintaining and enhancing Reston’s natural areas. RA’s goal is to educate residents on

why it’s important to take care of the natural environment. “Residents who are connected to and educated about the local environment take positive actions to conserve and protect our natural resources,” (“Reston Natural Resource Management Plan,” 2017). Many residents choose to live in Reston because of its park-like setting, where nature is incorporated within its neighborhoods. Katie Shaw, Nature Center Manager, feels it is important that each RA member is invested in the environmental stewardship of Reston’s open space. “The nature education program, through Walker Nature Center, exists because it is considered a resource management tool. This is

not true in every community. Sometimes it’s purely outdoor recreation,”explained Shaw. “If we are going to care for this land, that is literally embedded in our community, we need our residents to take part in caring for it. This is our common land and we have a common commitment to take care of our natural areas.” The Natural Resource Management Plan is also a tool that neighborhood clusters can use as a guide on how to maintain their own open space, especially those clusters who own several acres of natural area as part of their property. In addition to its educational programs offered to RA members and nonmembers, Walker Nature Center also puts on several fun events throughout

the year. April is “Earth Month” so there will be several programs where residents and guests can help enhance Reston’s natural areas and the planet at the same time. Members can volunteer to plant trees, remove invasive plants, help with stream monitoring and improve the trails. On Earth Day, April 22nd, the Friends of Reston will offer a free screening of “This Changes Everything,” a movie about climate change. The first weekend of May is Walker Nature Center’s Spring Festival, one of its largest events each year. This is a chance to learn about what the different environmental groups throughout Virginia are doing to improve wildlife habitat locally. The morning of the Spring Festival, RA’s Environmental Resource Department is conducting an invasive plant removal in celebration of Invasive Plant Removal Day. Reston’s Natural Resource Management Plan offers Restonians an extensive review of RA’s environmental habitat management practices to improve the surrounding natural habitats within the community. The Natural Resource Management Plan is available online as a resource for all RA members. Jessica Bigger is a freelance writer who lives in Reston.

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What to Know About Reston Boating BY NICKI BELLEZZA

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id you ever wonder what it would be like to have a boat on one of Reston’s lakes? Have you wanted to get one but you’re not sure if you are allowed? The RA guidelines spell out everything you need to know. First, not everyone can own a boat in Reston. Only those with lakefront property or the deeded right of direct access to a lake may own a pontoon or deck boat on Reston lakes, provided there is an approved location to moor the boat (i.e., you have lakefront property or your cluster has mooring spots available). However, pontoon and deck boats are prohibited on Lake Newport. Clusters with lakefront property can set policies that determine who can have an approved mooring space on cluster property. Only one boat per dock or mooring space is allowed. Owners of lakefront property may have a maximum of two boats seasonally, April 1 through October 31, but only one can remain on the lake after October 31. In clusters, no more than 50 percent of the available shoreline can be used for mooring boats. If you are a renter, technically you are not allowed to own a boat since they are

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tied to a given property and must be owned by the property owner. Exceptions can be made if a written legal agreement is recorded with RA stating the property owner will take ultimate responsibility for the boat if/when the renter no longer resides at that property. Second, boat size requirements are very important. Boats can be no larger than 10 feet wide by 18 feet long.“There are some oversized boats currently on the lakes that have been deemed in violation by the Covenants Committee and cannot convey with the sale of the property,” says Nicki Bellezza, RA’s Watershed Manager. Any oversized boat needs to be shortened or permanently removed from the lake prior to the sale of a property. No newly constructed or renovated boats may be oversized. Regardless of the size, if you own a boat and sell your property, you must contact RA regarding disposition of the boat. Third, only boats with electrically powered motors, no more than 3 horsepower, are allowed. NO gas engines (i.e., internal combustion engines) are allowed on Reston lakes unless authorized by RA for emergency or maintenance purposes only. Fourth, boats must be

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maintained and in good working order. All boats must float level and flat when moving through the water, when anchored, and when docked. Owners are required to replace and remove from the lake all deteriorating float material and warped, splintering, rotting decking or other structural material.“RA has started to enforce the boat condition requirements. If we see cracked upholstery, a boat not floating level, or any other maintenance issue we will attach a notice to the boat and the owner will be sent a violation letter,”says William Peterson, RA’s Watershed Specialist. Covenants Committee or Legal Committee, as appropriate, can cause the removal of any dock or boat from the lake if not in compliance with the Common Area Rules and Regulations Resolution 2 on Lake Use & Access, or Use & Maintenance Standards Resolution 11 on Boats. “Older deck boats were made with Styrofoam which can easily dislodge and float away. This is not an environmentally sustainable product and ends

up polluting the lakes when the boat deteriorates or hits something rough on the lake bottom,” says Bellezza. Boats must be designed to prevent polystyrene foam from coming in contact with the lake bottom, retaining walls, stone riprap, or anything that will break apart the float. Float material must be completely enclosed or surrounded by a durable material to prevent its deterioration. All boats moored on Reston Association’s shoreline, permanent or otherwise, must have the prior consent and authorization of the Association, and all boats or other permitted watercraft shall operate in accordance with U.S. Coast Guard guidelines, rules, and regulations, including providing personal flotation devices for each passenger. All boats kept on the water year-round and permanently moored between October and April must have a visible RA registration permit decal with a number that corresponds to the current boat owner. The permanent mooring permit is teal green and has


an associated annual fee based on the size of the boat. The permanent mooring permit must be renewed each year, and a yearly decal must be affixed to the permit. “We usually complete boat monitoring in June or July. It makes our job a lot easier when the permit is visible from the lake,” says Peterson. “We are looking for the permit number and the yearly decal which lets us know the boat registration fee has been paid.” If you are a Reston Association member but don’t live on the lake or don’t have access through your cluster, you can use a hand carried boat, but it must be taken off of the lake each day. A boat without permanent mooring authorization cannot be moored or stored on Reston’s lake shorelines. If you only want to rent a boat, RA manages paddleboat, canoe, kayak and rowboat rentals at Lake Anne Plaza from Memorial Day to the end of September on select days. All boats on Reston’s lakes must have either a permanent mooring permit or a general lake access permit. All handcarried boats such as kayaks,

canoes, paddleboats and paddleboards need an RA general access permit that corresponds to the current boat owner. (An additional cluster registration decal may be required if it is stored on a cluster’s common area.) Inflatable boats may be used if they have at least three separately inflated chambers. Sailboats and windsurfers are permitted on the lake, but must have a mooring permit if left on the water at an approved mooring location. If taken off the water after each use, then they will need a general access permit. General access permits are red, free to Reston Association members, and can be picked up at the Member Services Desk at the RA headquarters building, located at 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive, between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Proof of residency and boat size and information are required. General access and permanent mooring permits are essential to ensure boats get returned to their owners if they are found drifting about the lake. RA guidelines state, “Any boat or vessel found on the Common Area unattended

or drifting unattended on a lake or pond shall be considered abandoned.” RA will secure the boat and try to find the owner if possible. If after two weeks the owner is not found, RA staff will follow the abandoned boat protocol, which includes: removing the boat from the lake, reporting it found to the Police, trying to find the owner through the RA News email newsletter, discarding it if in poor or unsafe condition, and ultimately giving it away if not claimed after six months. Lastly, swimming is not allowed in Reston’s lakes. Reston has ample opportunities for swimming, with 14 outdoor pools available during the summer. The lakes are designed for stormwater management

and are not maintained or monitored for swimming. There are no lifeguards and often few people around during the daytime. Parents are reminded to discuss the hazards of lake swimming with their children. More information can be found in RA’s Boat Guide http://bit.ly/RestonBoating or by contacting RA at 703-435-6530. Nicki Bellezza is the Watershed Manager for Reston Association.

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Avoid Fertilizing in Early Spring BY NICKI BELLEZZA

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t is Spring, and with the approach of warm days, many people are ready to start greening up their lawns with fertilizer. Don’t do it! Be patient! First, make sure the ground is not frozen. Fertilizing frozen ground which cannot be penetrated just adds those nutrients directly to our streams, lakes, and waterways after a rain storm and can cause unnatural plant and algae growth in the water. Second, wait until May at the earliest when the ground temperatures are at least 60 degrees F. According to studies at the University of Illinois, grass roots start actively growing when temperatures are between 55 and 65 degrees. Grass shoots start developing when temperatures are between 60 and 75 degrees. The formation of roots is the first thing that happens when the soil warms up. This deep root system is what is going to keep the grass

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MOST LAWNS DO NOT NEED TO BE FERTILIZED IN THE SPRING, BUT IF YOU ARE ITCHING TO GET OUT THERE, WAIT UNTIL THE ROOTS HAVE STOPPED GROWING. thriving throughout the hot dry summer months. "Unfortunately, nitrogen fertilizer promotes shoot growth at the expense of the root system," says David J. Robson, Extension Specialist at the University of Illinois. "Even with cool soil temperatures, the grass plant shifts growth to shoots to use the nitrogen. The root system stays undeveloped. We have been conditioned to expect a thick, green, lush lawn in the spring as soon as temperatures warm.” Most lawns do not need

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to be fertilized in the spring, but if you are itching to get out there, wait until the roots have stopped growing. In midMay, or when temperatures are above 60 degrees for a week, apply one pound of actual nitrogen fertilizer per 1,000 square feet. Then, apply plant food in November. This latefall fertilizer application should provide enough fertilizer to stimulate the grass in the spring. Check the fertilizer package for application directions. Use the right product. Test your soil to see what it needs. Soil tests are available through the Virginia Cooperative Extension and are reliable, while kits available at nurseries are not. Read the label. It should tell you the percentages of Nitrogen (N), Phosphorus (P) and Potassium (K) N-P-K. Virginia passed a law, effective in 2013, banning the sale of fertilizer containing phosphorus

and prohibits phosphorus fertilizer application unless it is for: curing a lack of necessary phosphorus (which your soil test would indicate), establishing new turf, or repairing turf. High concentrations of phosphorus or nitrogen in water bodies can lead to excessive algae and aquatic plant growth, which can impair aquatic life and recreational use. It can cause algae blooms, reduce water clarity, and deplete oxygen levels that can stress or kill fish and other aquatic animals. Only use what you need. Make sure your equipment is clean and calibrated for the rate of fertilizer you want to apply. Remember to keep the spreader closed while filling and do not over apply or you can burn your lawn from too much fertilizer. If you live on the lake, maintain a fertilizerfree zone of at least 10 feet from the water’s edge to prevent nutrients from entering the lake.


How often you fertilize depends on what type of grass and how much maintenance you are willing to exert or pay for. Slow-release fertilizer is easy to use and can last up to 10 weeks, so you don’t have to reapply fertilizer to your lawn. According to dummies. com, “If you’re not up for the higher-maintenance lawn (that is, frequent mowing), fertilize once in spring and once in fall for cool-season grasses like fescues, Kentucky bluegrass, and perennial ryegrass. For warm-season grasses like Bermuda grass and Zoysia grass fertilize once in early summer and once in late summer. If you have even less time, fertilize coolseason grasses in fall and warm-season grasses in late spring. Just remember, no more than 1 pound of nitrogen per 1,000 square feet with each application and read the label.” Take Note — Don’t Fertilize Dirt! There may have been grass there 30 years

ago, but today it looks more like a few blades of grass or weeds and a lot of washed out dirt. Adding fertilizer isn’t going to bring the grass back. Most likely the layer of topsoil with organic matter has been washed away and you are left with some pebbles and good old Virginia clay. Check your conditions. Are you getting enough light? Is it a drainage way that needs a little more work? What else is causing your grass to not grow? If you are trying to get a lush green stand of grass under trees, maybe you should try a ground cover instead. Most grasses need at least four hours of sunlight to grow. Most mature trees provide dense shade and limit the amount of sunlight, dappled or direct, that grasses need to grow. Native ferns, Green and Gold, wild ginger, or partridgeberry are alternatives to grass. Covering the area with mulch or woodchips might also be better than throwing down seed that

isn’t going to last the season or trying to lay sod year after year. If you are trying to grow grass under pines, it is best to leave the needles and opt for an annual flower instead. If you have enough light, adding a layer of compost will help boost the organic matter of the soil and help kick-start your lawn. Beware, it might not smell the greatest, but will help establish the grass. However, if the slope of the lawn is steep, most likely everything placed on it will wash away. Planting native clump-forming grasses may be the solution. Any fertilizer, regardless of its cost or its composition, is an environmental concern if it ends up on hardscapes. Keep fertilizers and other chemicals in the turf and water quality is protected. Your local Virginia Cooperative Extension office can provide more details on best management practices specific to your area. Contact them or visit www.ext.vt.edu to learn more about doing

things right in your lawn and landscape. Source: David J. Robson, Extension Specialist, Pesticide Safety, drobson@ illinois.edu adapted from Avoid Fertilizing Lawns in Early Spring news release from the University of Illinois Extension, March 1, 2007. http://web.extension.illinois.edu/state/ newsdetail.cfm?NewsID=5814 http://www.dummies.com/home-garden/ lawn-care/when-to-fertilize-your-lawn/ https://www.cga.ct.gov/2012/ rpt/2012-R-0076.htm http://ext.vt.edu/lawn-garden/ turfandgardentips/tips/spring_ fertilization.html http://www.msue.msu.edu. https://www.bayeradvanced.com/articles/ lawn-care-how-to-grow-grass-in-theshade Nicki Bellezza is the Watershed Manager for Reston Association.

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Clarewood University

Continuing a Legacy and Building for the Future BY MARK M. ZHONG

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round 16 years ago, after teaching in a university in the bustling city of Hong Kong for 3 years, I came to the area to look for a house to settle down in. I can still picture that beautiful spring day in Reston when my agent showed me the house I would later call home. After a couple of visits to other areas, I told her, “I will buy this house.” My agent, who is also my colleague’s wife, was a bit stunned. “Are you sure?” she asked. “This is only the third house you’ve seen so far!” I answered, “Yes, I am pretty sure, because I feel like this is my home.” My agent was very glad and told me that I was one of her best clients. I had to admit to her that I was not trying to be nice to make a quick decision. I had decided to move into Reston because “it felt like a nice place.” Actually, until then, I had very little knowledge about Reston. I made my decision because I was attracted by the lush trees, glittering lakes, and the smiles of passersby. After I moved in, I gradually learned about Mr. Robert Simon, the history of Reston, the Town Center and its festivals, and many other good things that only belong to Reston. A few years after I relocated to Reston, my son was born in Reston Hospital and became a natural Restonian. The longer I

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stay in Reston, the more it feels like home and a place I am in love with. Two years ago, during another beautiful spring in Reston, a group of colleagues and I were deciding on the location to jump start a brandnew university, so I suggested that we consider Reston. After just a couple of visits to different buildings in Reston, we made a decision as quick as my first house purchase. We found a nice place on Michael Faraday Drive and started to prepare for the opening of the school. Yet, starting a university from scratch proved to have its difficulties. It took us over two years before we first opened the door for students. The process was long, tedious and sometimes even frustrating. Around a year into the process, before we almost hit

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a breaking point , we paid a visit to Mr. Robert Simon. We met with him inside the Reston Museum. His daughter, Lynn Lilienthal, told us that Bob insisted on coming alone from his lakeside home “by riding his horse — a four-wheel walker.” Bob came in, sat down with our senior management team, and a few minutes after listening to us, he asked, “Have you run into roadblocks?” We were moved by his empathy and shared all the difficult challenges we were having with him. He told us that he had talked about setting up a university in Reston before. “It would be nice to have a university here”, he said. Since then, Bob became an enthusiastic supporter of our university. He came to our board meetings and even allowed us to name our business school after him

— our business school is officially called the Robert E. Simon School of Business. I think Bob’s vision and sense of social responsibility makes him a well-deserved role model for future entrepreneurs, and his legacy lives on. It is a pity that Bob didn’t have the chance to see students flocking into Clarewood University, but it is a relief to know that we are carrying on Bob’s vision of the people of Reston living, playing, working, and studying in the same community. Believe it or not, we are the first university that is headquartered in Reston, and we are not moving anywhere, because we believe that a nice place like Reston deserves a university to be headquartered here that can provide a high-quality education to its residents, the employees of


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those high-tech companies that are in Reston. Our slogan for our students is “Your success is our success.” We invited the top-notch professors in this area to teach the courses of our well-designed MBA program, and the students, which mostly consist of working professionals, not

only learn about business law, decision-making processes, statistics, marketing theories, management principles, and how to survive in the ever-changing international business environment and cyber space, but they also learn about Mr. Robert Simon and his ideals, as well as social entrepreneurship, sustainable

wish we had as many students as those birds, but I guess we must grow a big and strong enough tree to harbor them all. So far, we have 20 students that have started with us, but we are very confident that with the blessings of Bob, the tree will grow bigger, and more birds will be flying to us in no time. Mark Zhong, Ph.D., Administrative Dean, Clarewood University, has been living in Reston since 2001.

development, and social equality. I still remember a board meeting a year and half ago, when Bob was still with us and showed up in our school that day. Prior to that meeting, when I drove to our school, I suddenly saw hundreds of birds flying into a big tree in front of our school building. I

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HISTORIC RESTON | 1964 | PLANNED COMMUNITY | ROBERT E. SIMON

Wiehle Avenue Bridge PHOTO BY DAVID MADISON

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n 1976 there were 28,000 residents, and 265 businesses. Terraset Elementary School and Access opened in 1977. South Lakes High School opened in 1978. So….. There was a “sense of hoopla and exuberance” on September 20th, 1978 when a gold (plated) spike was driven into a wooden plank placed at the end of the newly built Wiehle Avenue bridge. The concrete and steel structure joined the northern and southern sections of the 13 square miles of Reston over the Dulles Toll Road for the second time. The Reston Avenue Bridge is to the west. “This is really a happy and historic moment for Reston” said Frances C. Steinbauer, the Reston Land Corporation executive who oversaw the bridge’s two years of construction. The bridge costing $775,000 was paid for by Reston Land who prepaid the County property tax for 3 ½ years. Lynn has lived in Reston since 1967. She is currently on the Board of the Reston Museum.

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TOP LEFT: CURRENT PHOTO OF THE WIEHLE AVENUE BRIDGE. TOP RIGHT: MARTHA PENNINO, HUNTER MILL DISTRICT REPRESENTATIVE TO THE FAIRFAX COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISOR RIDES ATOP THE FIRE TRUCK ALONG WITH THE CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS JACK HERRITY, AND FRAN STEINBAUER ON THE RUNNING BOARD. LEFT: COME TO THE RESTON MUSEUM AT LAKE ANNE AND SEE THE SLEDGEHAMMER USED TO DEDICATE “MARTHA’S BRIDGE.” DONATED TO THE MUSEUM BY FRAN STEINBAUER. THE INSCRIPTION READS “ MARTHA’S BRIDGE” DEDICATION GOLDEN SPIKE CEREMONY, WIEHLE AVENUE RESTON, VA, SEPTEMBER 20TH, 1978 BOTTOM: THE SOAPSTONE CONNECTOR PROJECT, IN THE RESTON COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENT WAS APPROVED BY THE FAIRFAX COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS IN FEBRUARY, 2014. MORE DETAILED INFORMATION ABOUT THIS PROJECT CAN BE FOUND AT: WWW.FAIRFAXCOUNTY.GOV/FCDOT/ SOAPSTONECONNECTOR

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Flexible room layouts ƒƒ Monday-Sunday, 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Presentation supplies, including flip charts, ƒƒ whiteboards, markers, podiums and easels Rates: $30-$90/hr. ƒƒ Free parking ƒƒ On-site support staff Contact: To arrange a venue ƒƒ Buffet serving area in rooms tour or to discuss your specific meeting needs, contact Member Accommodates Services at reservations@reston. ƒƒ Small groups of 35 or less org or call 703-435-6530. ƒƒ Large groups up to 170 RA members in good standing Extras (additional fee) are given priority in all facility ƒƒ Pantry with microwave, coffee rental requests. maker and refrigerator ƒƒ Audio-visual equipment To search for Conference Center ƒƒ Wireless microphones availability, go to www.restonwebtrac. ƒƒ Outside catering org and click on the Facility Rentals quick link.

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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.

UPDATING YOUR WWW.RESTON.ORG ACCOUNT

This account is used for your Property transactions: ƒƒ Assessment payments ƒƒ Covenants payments ƒƒ Disclosure Document purchases Please take a moment to update your online profile so you can conveniently make property payments online. If you forget your username or password, click the appropriate link to receive assistance. If you would like to change your billing address for assessment mailings, please contact Billing_ Collections@Reston. org or 703-435-7991

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. Documents can also be emailed to Member Services after creating your account on www.restonwebtrac.org. 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.

Is there a leash law and pooper-scooper law in Reston? Fairfax County has a leash, curb, and pick-up-after-yourdog 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. How can I find out about facilities for rent? Go to www.restonwebtrac. org and click on the Facility Rentals quick link. 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.

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When is the Reston Expo? Join us for the next Reston Expo on Saturday, May 13 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the RA Headquarters. Meet with contractors (landscapers, roofers, interior designers, arborists and more) and RA Covenants Advisors who will be on hand to offer advice on improving your home, garden, and more. Enjoy food and music as you explore this free event.

RESTON ASSOCIATION 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive Reston, VA 20191 HOURS OF OPERATION

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

EXTENDED HOURS Saturday, 9 a.m. – Noon (April 29-July 8)

Facility inquiries: reservations@reston.org

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When do the first pools open? The first two pools (North Shore and Ridge Heights) are scheduled to open on Saturday, May 13. The remaining 13 pools are scheduled to open on Saturday, May 27 just in time for Memorial Day weekend. For a pool schedule, please go to our website’s Aquatics page.

8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.


2017 WORKSHOPS FOR RA MEMBERS

MONTH

DATE

TIME

TOPIC

NOTE Work hand in hand with your advisor and contractors to update your cluster’s standards

APRIL

4/13/2017

6:30 PM

Updating Cluster Standards

APRIL

4/27/2017

11:30 AM

Realtors’ Luncheon

MAY

5/18/2017

6:30 PM

Meet Your DRB and Covenants Committee

How can the DRB and Covenants Committee assist you?

JUNE

6/15/2017

7:00 PM

2017 Legislative Updates

Legislative updates provided by RA Legal Counsel

SEPTEMBER

9/27/17

6:30 PM

Tree Management

Expert advice on how to preserve and care for Reston’s urban tree canopy

OCTOBER

10/19/17

6:30 PM

Community Safety

Personal safety, fire prevention and home security during the holidays

NOVEMBER

11/9/2017

6:00 PM

Cluster Board Management

Best Practices for Cluster Board Management

DECEMBER

To register for a workshop, please email covenantsworkshops@reston.org WWW.RESTON.ORG | APRIL 2017

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WEBTRAC

NEW! Reston Association has a new activity registration system, WebTrac. §§ WebTrac was launched in December 2016 for all Reston Association activities, classes, events and programs. §§ Users will be able to search by age, activity type, location and more. §§ New users will need to create an account in the WebTrac system. Please Note: For assessments and other property fees, click on the “Assessments & Fees” quick link or go to www.reston.org.

STEP 1: CREATE YOUR ACCOUNT §§ §§ §§ §§ §§

Visit www.restonwebtrac.org Click on “Need an Account? Click Here.” Be sure to include all members of your household. Accounts may take up to 2 business days to process. After you have created your account and received a confirmation email, you are able to begin shopping.

STEP 2: SHOP FOR ACTIVITIES

§§ Enter your user name and password to log in. §§ Use the Quick Link “Browse Activities” or click on one of the shortcut photo buttons. §§ Here, you may search by any of the following methods: ˚˚ Type in the “Activity Number” (9 digits included in this magazine and indicated with this icon ) ˚˚ Type in a “Keyword” related to the activity ˚˚ Search broadly by selecting criteria such as age or category from the drop down menus. §§ Choose your activity by clicking the plus sign (+) in the “Add to Cart” column. §§ You can continue shopping or check out by clicking the “Add to Cart” button in the window at the bottom of your screen. §§ You will be asked to select the applicable family member(s) for each of the items in your cart. §§ Follow onscreen directions to complete your transaction by Visa or MasterCard. To pay by check or cash, please visit Reston Association. For any questions or assistance in creating your household or with making a purchase, please contact Member Services at member_services@reston.org or 703-435-6530.

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POOL & TENNIS PASSES

New for 2017

Purchase Pool & Tennis passes online at www.restonwebtrac.org, RA’s new online registration system. The first two pools are scheduled to open on May 13. Don’t wait in line. Buy online today!

POOL & TENNIS PASSES FOR RA MEMBERS Pool & Tennis Pass

Adults, 18 + $28 Children, ages 1-17 $10 Pool and tennis passes can now be renewed online each year, so please be sure to keep them at the end of the season!

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Tennis Key Tag

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 onsite. Allows admittance of one guest, regardless of age, with pass-holder (household ID numbers must match). Season Long Guest Pass $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 $10 (Purchase from court monitor) Pool, Adult Guest $10 Pool, Child Guest $5

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Go to www.restonwebtrac. org and log in or create an account. New for 2017 passes: Members must provide a photo for each household member. For online purchases, please email a labeled photo of each household member to member_services@reston. org with “Pass photos” in the subject. Include the name of the primary person registered for the account and your address in the body of the email. Order online by May 5 to receive your passes in time for Memorial Day

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

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Some purchasing restrictions may apply. For more details, visit our website and search keyword “passes.” All pool and tennis passes are non-refundable.

RESTON ASSOCIATION

HOURS OF OPERATION

Email: member_services@reston.org

EXTENDED HOURS Saturday, 9 a.m. – Noon (April 29-July 8)

12001 Sunrise Valley Drive Reston, VA 20191 Phone: 703-435-6530

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Monday-Friday

8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

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POOL & TENNIS PASSES FOR NON-MEMBERS 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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Reston Aquatics is proud to 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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Whether you prefer to play on 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.

DID YOU KNOW?

Pool and tennis passes can now be renewed online each year, so please be sure to keep them at the end of the season!

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 building, 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. Household ID numbers on card holder 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

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. Purchase online at www.restonwebtrac.org or in-person at Member Services.

Non-member pass photos: For online purchases, please email a labeled photo of each household member to member_services@reston.org with “Pass photos” in the subject. Include the name of the primary person registered for the account and your address in the body of the email. WWW.RESTON.ORG | APRIL 2017

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AQUATICS & SAFETY 2017 POOL SCHEDULE POOL

OPEN SWIM TIMES Weekends

Weekdays

CLOSED DAY

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

May 13-26 North Shore Heated Pool & Spa

10 am-7 pm

Ridge Heights Heated Pool

10 am-7 pm

May 27-June 23 Autumnwood Pool

Noon-7 pm

Dogwood Pool

Noon-7 pm

Glade Pool & Spa

10 am-7 pm

Golf Course Island Pool

Noon-7 pm

Hunters Woods Pool & Spa

Noon-8 pm

Lake Audubon Pool

Noon-7 pm

Lake Newport Pool

Noon-8 pm

1-7 pm

Lake Thoreau Pool & Spa

10 am-9 pm

Drop-In Fitness Only

Weekdays, 6-9 am Weekdays, 5-9 pm

Newbridge Pool

Noon-7 pm

North Hills Pool & Spa

10 am-7 pm

North Shore Heated Pool & Spa

10 am-9 pm

1-7 pm

Weekdays, 6-9 am Weekdays, 7-9 pm

Ridge Heights Heated Pool

10 am-7 pm

1-7 pm

Shadowood Pool

Noon-7 pm

Tall Oaks Pool

Noon-7 pm

Uplands Pool

10 am-7 pm

4-7 pm

Fri

June 24-August 13 Autumnwood Pool

11 am-7 pm

10 am-7 pm

Mon & Wed

Dogwood Pool

11 am-7 pm

11 am-7 pm

Tue & Thu

Glade Pool & Spa

11 am-7 pm

10 am-7 pm

Mon & Wed

Golf Course Island Pool

11 am-7 pm

11 am-7 pm

Mon & Wed

Hunters Woods Pool & Spa

11 am-8 pm

Noon-9 pm

Tue & Thu

Lake Audubon Pool

11 am-8 pm

11 am-7 pm

Fri

Lake Newport Pool

Noon-8 pm

Noon-8 pm

Fri

Lake Thoreau Pool & Spa

10 am-7 pm

Noon-5 pm

Mon & Wed

Newbridge Pool

Noon-7 pm

Noon-7 pm

Mon & Wed

North Hills Pool & Spa

10 am-7 pm

11 am-9 pm

Tue & Thu

Tue Noon-7 pm

North Shore Heated Pool & Spa

11 am-7 pm

Noon-7 pm

Mon & Wed

Weekdays, 6-9 am Weekdays, 7-10 pm Mon, Noon-5 pm

Ridge Heights Heated Pool

11 am-7 pm

Noon-8 pm

Tue & Thu

Shadowood Pool

Noon-7 pm

Noon-7 pm

Tue & Thu

Tall Oaks Pool

Noon-7 pm

Noon-7 pm

Tue & Thu

Uplands Pool

10 am-7 pm

9 am-7 pm

Tue & Thu

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Thu, Noon-5 pm

Weekdays, 6-9 am Weekdays, 7-10 pm Wed & Fri, Noon-5 pm


2017 POOL SCHEDULE POOL

OPEN SWIM TIMES Weekends

Weekdays

CLOSED DAY

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

August 14-20 Dogwood Pool

11 am-7 pm

11 am-7 pm

Tue & Thu

Glade Pool & Spa

11 am-7 pm

10 am-7 pm

Mon & Wed

Lake Newport Pool

Noon-8 pm

Noon-8 pm

Fri

Lake Thoreau Pool & Spa

10 am-7 pm

Noon-5 pm

Mon & Wed

North Hills Pool & Spa

10 am-7 pm

11 am-9 pm

Tue & Thu

North Shore Heated Pool & Spa

11 am-7 pm

Noon-7 pm

Mon & Wed

Ridge Heights Heated Pool

11 am-7 pm

Noon-8 pm

Tue & Thu

Uplands Pool

10 am-7 pm

9 am-7 pm

Tue & Thu

Glade Pool & Spa

11 am-7 pm

10 am-7 pm

Mon & Wed

Lake Newport Pool

Noon-8 pm

Noon-8 pm

Fri

Lake Thoreau Pool & Spa

10 am-7 pm

Drop-In Fitness Only

North Shore Heated Pool & Spa

11 am-7 pm

Noon-7 pm

Mon & Wed

Ridge Heights Heated Pool

11 am-7 pm

Noon-8 pm

Tue & Thu

North Shore Heated Pool & Spa

11 am-7 pm

4-7 pm

Ridge Heights Heated Pool

11 am-7 pm

4-7 pm

Weekdays, 6-9 am Weekdays, 5-9 pm Weekdays, 6-9 am Weekdays, 7-10 pm

August 21-27

Weekdays, 6-9 am Weekdays, 5-9 pm Weekdays, 6-9 am Weekdays, 7-10 pm

August 28-September 24

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).

Lightning

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

EXCEPTIONS TO POOL SCHEDULE Sunday, May 14 Ridge Heights Pool Sunday, May 28 Lake Audubon Pool Sunday, May 28 All locations Sunday, June 4 Lake Newport Pool Tuesday, July 4 All locations Wednesday, July 19 Lake Newport Pool Sunday, July 23 *Various Saturday, July 29 Lake Newport Pool Sunday, July 30 *Various Sunday, August 6 Ridge Heights Pool Sunday, September 4 *Various See page 64 for RSTA Saturday meet schedule.

Opening late at 1 pm for Amyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Amigos Youth Triathlon Opening late at 1 pm for Jim McDonnell Lake Swim Operating on Weekend Hours for Memorial Day Opening late at 1 pm for Reston Sprint Triathlon Closing early at 6 pm for Independence Day Early closing at 4 pm for RSTA IM Finals (rain date 7/20) Early closing at 5:30 pm for RSTA team Parties (*Autumnwood, Glade, Golf Course Island, Hunters Woods,Lake Audubon, Lake Newport, North Hills, and Ridge Heights) Late opening at 2 pm for RSTA All-Stars Meet Early closing at 7 pm for Reston staff Lifeguard Event (* Hunters Woods, Lake Audubon, and Lake Newport) NOTE: Other pools close at their regularly scheduled 7 pm. Late opening at 1 p.m. for Reston Kids Triathlon Several pools may re-open for Labor Day (*North Shore and Ridge Heights will operate on weekend hours.)

SUMMER 2017

This summer will be shortened as we transition to accommodate the new Fairfax County public school calendar; however, we still have seven full-time weeks of fun, late season extensions at nine pools and the two heated pools offering 19 weeks of operation.

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AQUATICS & SAFETY RA POOLS AND FEATURES = Accessible features on site. Please see pool description for specific amenities.

Autumnwood

11950 Walnut Branch Road 703-467-0903 Lane depth: 3.5-5.5 feet Length: 25 meters (2 dedicated lap lanes) 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.

Dogwood

2460 Green Range Road 703-476-5717 Lane depth: 3.5-5 feet Length: 25 meters (1 dedicated lap lane) 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.

Glade

11550 Glade Drive 703-476-5732 Lane depth: 3.5-12.5 feet Length: 25 meters (1 dedicated lap lane) Amenities: Two story water slide, in-water benches, 1-meter diving board, heated spa, and wading pool with beach style entry and water play fountains. Nearby: Lighted clay tennis courts, basketball court, tot lot, Walker Nature Education Center and access to Turquoise Trail.

Golf Course Island

11301 Links Drive 703-435-8397 Lane depth: 3-12 feet Length: 25 meters (2 dedicated lap lanes) Amenities: 1-meter diving board, large grass picnic area, and wading pool with beach style entry and water play fountains Amenity: Pool-side chair lift Nearby: Basketball courts, tot lot, and garden plots.

Hunterswoods

2501 Reston Parkway 703-391-2187 Lane depth: 3.5-8.5 feet Length: 25 meters (1 dedicated lap lane) Amenities: In-water volleyball court, in-water basketball court, plank-style diving board, interactive splash pad, heated spa, and large grass picnic area. Amenity: Ramp into main pool and in-water wheelchair Nearby: Basketball courts, tot lot, picnic pavilion, and access to Turquoise Trail.

Lake Audubon

2070 Twin Branches Road 703-860-3080 Lane depth: 3-5 feet Length: 25 meters (2 dedicated lap lanes) Amenities: Plank-style diving board, grass picnic area, and wading pool. Nearby: Basketball courts, tot lot, boat launch ramp, and access to Turquoise Trail.

Lake Newport

703-467-0694 11601 Lake Newport Road Lane depth: 3.5-5.5 feet Length: 50 meters (3 dedicated lap lanes) 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

2040 Upper Lakes Drive 703-860-0640 Lane depth: 3-5 feet Length: 25 meters (3 dedicated lap lanes) Amenities: Heated spa, plankstyle diving board, wading pool, and grass picnic area. Nearby: Scenic views of Lake Thoreau and access to Red Trail.

Newbridge

11768 Golf Course Square 703-476-1301 Lane depth: 3.5-12 feet Length: 25 meters (2 dedicated lap lanes) Amenities: 1-meter diving board and wading pool. Nearby: Tennis courts, basketball court, and tot lot.

North Hills

1325 North Village Road 703-435-6769 Lane depth: 2-5 feet Length: 25 meters (1 dedicated lap lane) 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

11515 North Shore Drive 703-689-4091 Lane depth: 3-11 feet Length: 25 meters (2 dedicated lap lanes) 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 c hair lift Nearby: QuickStart childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tennis courts, Lake Anne Plaza, and access to Green and Blue trails NOTE: Parking only on North Shore Drive

Ridge Heights

11400 Ridge Heights Road 703-476-7084 Lane depth: 3-5 feet Length: 25 meters (3 dedicated lap lanes) Amenities: Seasonally heated main pool, wading pool, two grass picnic areas, and plank-style diving board. Amenities: Pool-side chair lift Nearby: Langston Hughes Middle School, South Lakes High School, and access to Red Trail.

Shadowood

2201 Springwood Drive 703-860-8075 Lane depth: 3-5 feet Length: 20 meters Amenities: Water slide, wading pool, and grass picnic area. Nearby: Lighted tennis courts

Tall Oaks

12025 North Shore Drive 703-435-1072 Lane depth: 3-12 feet Length: 25 meters (2 dedicated lap lanes) Amenities: 1-meter diving board and wading pool. Nearby: Tall Oaks Village Center and access to Blue Trail

Uplands

11032 Ring Road 703-435-2586 Lane depth: 3.5-8.5 feet Length: 25 meters (1 dedicated lap lane) 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. Amenities: In-water wheelchair for splash pool access Nearby: Tennis courts

TO REGISTER FOR ACTIVITIES, GO TO WWW.RESTONWEBTRAC.ORG OR CALL 703-435-6530 FOR MORE INFO.

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Planning a party this summer? Come to the pool and leave the work to us. RESERVATIONS OPEN NOW

CHILDRENâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S PARTY PACKAGE OR PRIVATE AFTER HOURS PARTY AVAILABLE See www.reston.org for a fact sheet with additional details. Contact kelsey@reston.org or 703-435-7995 with questions.

TO FIND PROGRAMS AND EVENTS, USE THE INDICATED ACTIVITY NUMBER

. PRICES ARE LISTED FOR BOTH

RA MEMBERS AND

NON-MEMBERS

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AQUATICS & SAFETY GROUP SWIM LESSON LEVEL DESCRIPTIONS

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Baby and Me

Ages: 6-18 months, parental involvement Instructor helps parent and child to become comfortable in the water by emphasizing fun in the water.

Toddler and Me

Ages: 18-36 months, parental involvement Develops swimming readiness by teaching water entry, bubble blowing, front kicking, back floating, underwater exploration and basic water safety skills.

Pre-Schooler and Me Ages: 3-5 years, parental involvement Child will learn Youth Swimming 1 skills. Perfect for a reluctant learner who has difficulty separating from a parent.

Youth Swimming 1

All skills are completed with assistance and support. ƒƒ Safely enter and exit water ƒƒ Blowing bubbles three seconds with mouth and nose submerged ƒƒ Submerging face repeatedly ƒƒ Flutter kick on front and back: two body lengths ƒƒ Float with recovery ƒƒ Front and back glides: two body lengths with recovery ƒƒ Roll from front to back and back to front ƒƒ Arm and hand treading action (in chest-deep water) ƒƒ Arms — front crawl two body lengths ƒƒ Finning and 'tickle, T, pull' arms on back two body lengths

Youth Swimming 2

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bottom — two times Bob five times with rhythmic bubble blowing Submerge face in water at least three seconds while blowing bubbles with nose and mouth Kick on front and back, with support (threefive body lengths) Front and back floats with head in proper position and ability to stay floating w/o support Gliding with recovery Roll from front to back and back to front without support Change direction while swimming on back and front Front crawl: threefive body lengths Swim on back, threefive body lengths Elementary backstroke arms or finning three body lengths Introduce back crawl arms, supported/ guided by instructor Treading using arm and leg actions, 15 seconds in shoulder-deep water

Youth Swimming 3

Students perform all shallow water skills independently and with confidence while being introduced to deep water skills. ƒƒ Safely enter/exit water by jumping from the side into deep water ƒƒ Bobbing while moving towards safety, in chest-deep water ƒƒ Retrieve multiple objects underwater in chest-deep water ƒƒ Introduction to underwater skills ƒƒ Push off in a streamlined position on front and back, then begin flutter kicking, three-five body lengths ƒƒ Elementary backstroke kick ƒƒ Breaststroke kick ƒƒ Rotary Breathing, 10 times ƒƒ Front crawl, 15 yards ƒƒ Elementary backstroke, 10 yards ƒƒ Back crawl arms, five yards

Deep Water Skills ƒƒ Bobbing, five times, at wall ƒƒ Front and back floats with recovery ƒƒ Treading water ƒƒ Sitting and kneeling dives

Youth Swimming 4

The majority of this class is conducted in deep water. Students will work on technical improvement of strokes. ƒƒ Swim underwater, threefive body lengths ƒƒ Front crawl, 25 yards (with rotary breathing) ƒƒ Front crawl, open turn ƒƒ Back crawl and elementary backstroke, 25 yards each ƒƒ Backstroke, open turn ƒƒ Breaststroke kick, 15 yards — emphasis on knee position and effective propulsion ƒƒ Breaststroke, full stroke, work up to 15 yards ƒƒ Tread water, one minute ƒƒ Dolphin kick, 15 yards (emphasis on keeping legs together) ƒƒ Front crawl bilateral breathing drills ƒƒ Sitting and kneeling dives

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Open turns and flip turns Butterfly arms, kick, and timing — work up to 15 yards Front crawl, 50 yards (with bilateral breathing) Breaststroke, back crawl, and elementary backstroke, 50 yards each Standard scull, 30 seconds Tread water, two minutes Sidestroke

Youth Swimming 6

Perfect for skilled swimmers who have been on a swim team or are already swim team ready. ƒƒ Breaststroke, front crawl, and back crawl, 100 yards each ƒƒ Sidestroke and butterfly, 25 yards each ƒƒ Stroke drills (25 yards per drill — use drills for each stroke) ƒƒ Introduce individual medley (IM) event/order of strokes with legal turns ƒƒ Tread water — two minutes ƒƒ Aquatic exercise

Youth Swimming 5

Students will increase endurance and continue to receive feedback on stroke proficiency. ƒƒ Circle swimming, surface dives, racing dives

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GROUP SWIM LESSONS

Group Lesson Registration: May 8, 8:30 am (RA Member) May 10, 8:30 am (Non-member) Group Lesson Fee: $72 $87 'And Me' Lesson Fee (per four lessons): $36 $43.50 Register online with your WebTrac account or in person at our Member Services desk, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive.

TWO-WEEK SESSIONS June 5-16 June 26-July 7 (7/4 makeup class held 6/30) July 10-21 July 24-Aug. 4 Aug. 7-18

FOUR-WEEK SESSIONS June 26-July 21 July 24-Aug. 18

Register on WebTrac

Step 1: Be sure to create your household account and add all family members before the registration period in May.

GROUP LESSON INFO

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Participants must be the required age by the first day of class. 'Baby and Me' and 'Toddler and Me' classes are available in four lesson increments – student may attend any 4 dates within the 2-week session. Students may need to repeat the last level taken in the previous summer. Please plan ahead and have alternate choices in mind as availability is limited. Group swim lessons are non-refundable except for documented medical reasons or family emergency – 10% processing fee applies. Any class canceled by Reston Association will result in a full refund or opportunity to transfer to another class that meets your needs. All group lessons are 35 minutes in length, except Youth Swimming 4-6, which are 40 minutes.

TO FIND PROGRAMS AND EVENTS, USE THE INDICATED ACTIVITY NUMBER

How to Register

PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS

Would you prefer more Personalized instruction? RA offers private and semiprivate swim lessons throughout the summer. Private lessons provide a one-on-one learning environment between student and instructor while semiprivate lessons accommodate two students with one instructor. All ages and skills 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.

55 Step 1: Select and contact an RA Swim Instructor or join our waitlist. 55 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. 55 Step 3: Customize your schedule and location. Private: $104 $114 Semi-Private: $88 $108

Questions? Contact our Swim Lesson Coordinator at 703-4356520 or swim@reston.org.

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AQUATICS & SAFETY 2017 SWIM LESSON SCHEDULE: 2-WEEK SESSIONS Baby and Me* 6-18 months

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Toddler* and Me

18 - 36 months #301110902

Preschooler and Me Age: 3-5

Youth Youth Youth Youth Youth Youth Youth Youth Youth Swimming 1 Swimming 1 Swimming 2 Swimming 2 Swimming 3 Swimming 3 Swimming 4 Swimming 5 Swimming 6/ 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

#301120903 #301100904 #301100904 #301100905 #301100905 #301100906 #301100906 #301100907 #301100908 #301100909 #301200910

JUNE 5 -16 MONDAY-THURSDAY FOR TWO WEEKS 10:15 am 11 am 11:45 am

RIDGE HEIGHTS

10:15 am 11 am 11:45 am

JUNE 26-JULY 7 MONDAY-THURSDAY FOR TWO WEEKS, NO CLASS 7/4, MAKE-UP WILL BE HELD 6/30 11 am*

10:15 am

11 am

11 am

NORTH HILLS

10:15 am

9:30 am

10:15 am

RIDGE HEIGHTS

10:15 am 11am

10:15 am

LAKE NEWPORT

7 pm

AUTUMNWOOD

11 am

10:15 am 11 am

7 pm

GOLF COURSE ISLAND

6:15 pm

11 am

7 pm Adult Beg. 7 pm

7 pm

6:15 pm*

7 pm

7 pm

7 pm

UPLANDS

10:15 am

7 pm

GLADE

LAKE AUDUBON

10:15 am

7 pm

JULY 10- 21 MONDAY-THURSDAY FOR TWO WEEKS HUNTERS WOODS

11 am

LAKE NEWPORT

11 am*

NORTH HILLS

10:15 am

10:15 am

11 am

10:15 am

10:15 am 10:15 am

RIDGE HEIGHTS 7 pm

AUTUMNWOOD

10:15 am

11 am

7 pm 6:15 pm

6:15 pm*

7 pm

7 pm YS6 7 pm

7 pm 7 pm

UPLANDS

10:15 am

7 pm

GOLF COURSE ISLAND LAKE AUDUBON

11 am

9:30 am

7 pm

GLADE

11 am

7 pm

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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 56. 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.

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2017 SWIM LESSON SCHEDULE: 2-& 4-WEEK SESSIONS Baby and Me* 6-18 months

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Toddler* and Me

18 - 36 months #301110902

Preschooler and Me Age: 3-5

Youth Youth Youth Youth Youth Youth Youth Youth Youth Swimming 1 Swimming 1 Swimming 2 Swimming 2 Swimming 3 Swimming 3 Swimming 4 Swimming 5 Swimming 6/ 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

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JULY 24-AUGUST 4 MONDAY-THURSDAY FOR TWO WEEKS HUNTERS WOODS 10:15 am 11 am

LAKE NEWPORT 10:15 am*

NORTH HILLS

11 am

10:15 am

10:15 am

10:15 am 11 am

9:30 am

7 pm

AUTUMNWOOD

10:15 am

YS6 11 am

10:15 am 11 am

RIDGE HEIGHTS

11 am

10:15 am

7 pm

GOLF COURSE ISLAND

6:15 pm 7 pm

LAKE AUDUBON

Adult Beg. 7 pm

7 pm 7 pm

7 pm

UPLANDS

7 pm

6:15 pm

9:30 am

11 am

7 pm

AUGUST 7-18 MONDAY-THURSDAY FOR TWO WEEKS LAKE NEWPORT

11 am*

LAKE AUDUBON

10:15 am

11 am

9:30 am

7 pm

7 pm

7 pm

10:15 am

YS 6 10:15 am

7 pm

FOUR-WEEK OPTION JUNE 26-JULY 19 MONDAY & WEDNESDAY FOR FOUR WEEKS, NO CLASS 7/4, MAKE-UP WILL BE HELD 7/1 7 pm

NEWBRIDGE

6:15 pm

7 pm

6:15 pm

JUNE 27-JULY 20 TUESDAY & THURSDAY FOR FOUR WEEKS TALL OAKS

6:15 pm

6:15 pm

7 pm

7 pm

JULY 24-AUGUST 16 MONDAY & WEDNESDAY FOR FOUR WEEKS GLADE

7 pm

7 pm

GROUP LESSON REGISTRATION RA Member: May 8, 8:30 a.m. Non-member: May 10, 8:30 a.m. Register online at www.restonwebtrac.org or in person at our Member Services desk, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive. Group Lesson: $72 $87 'And Me' Lesson (per four lessons): $36

$43.50

If unsure what level to select, please review the Level Description on page 56 or join us on Water Safety Day â&#x20AC;&#x201C; details on page 65.

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AQUATICS & SAFETY SEEKING CERTIFICATION?

Reston Association is your one-stop shop to become a lifeguard, renew an existing lifeguard certification, obtain a local pool operator’s license, earn certification in a nationally recognized Aquatics Facility Operator course, or become a swim instructor. NEW offerings for swim instructors include a class that does not require any competitive swimming background, butterfly stroke, or diving! The Basic Swim Instructor class (BSI) from the American Red Cross allows those comfortable and confident in the water to become certified instructors for the lower levels of swim lessons. If you love working with kids, being outdoors, and seeing your students’ progress across the pool, then the Basic Swim Instructor, or more advanced Water Safety Instructor (WSI) course, may be for you!

Lifeguard Certification

Reston Association is proud to be a Licensed Training Provider of American Red Cross Health and Safety and Aquatics courses. All Reston Association lifeguards are certified through the American Red Cross program using the most up-to-date science and techniques to promote safety in aquatic environments. Both blended learning and classroom/in-person offerings are available. Course prerequisites include 2-minute tread without use of hands, 300 yard continuous swim using front crawl or breaststroke, and timed retrieval of a submerged object in 7-10 feet of water. Certifications earned: Lifeguarding Revision 2017 (includes First Aid, CPR, and AED). Valid two years.

See www.reston.org for a fact sheet with additional details. All classes are held at the RA Headquarters and various RA pools. Exact locations for each day are available on the fact sheets online. Contact lcutrona@reston.org or 703-435-6531 for details. 201200201 May & June Ages 15+ (by last day of class) $175 $225 5/5-5/14 Fri-Sun Times vary by day 5/15-5/19 Mon-Fri Times vary by day 6/2-6/11 Fri-Sun Times vary by day Mon-Fri

6/12-6/16 Times vary by day 6/26-6/30 Times vary by day

Mon-Fri 301200201 July & August Ages 15+ (by last day of class) $175 $225 7/7-7/16 Fri-Sun Times vary by day Mon-Fri

7/10-7/14 Times vary by day

7/21-7/30 Fri-Sun Times vary by day 8/7-8/11 Mon-Fri Times vary by day 8/21-8/25 Mon-Fri Times vary by day

Junior Lifeguard

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 78.

Re-Certification/ Renewal for Lifeguard Previously certified lifeguards are eligible to take a recertification/ renewal course in order to maintain their certification. The course is offered in both one- and two-day formats. Certifications earned: Lifeguarding Revision 2017 (includes First Aid, CPR, and AED). Valid 2 years.

See www.reston.org for a fact sheet with additional details. Contact lcutrona@reston.org or 703-435-6531 for details. 201010202 May & June Ages 15+ (by last day of class) $95 $120 5/7 Sun 9 am - 7 pm Mon & Wed

5/8-5/10 4 pm - 9 pm

Tue & Thu

5/9-5/11 4 pm - 9 pm

Fri

5/12 9 am - 7 pm

Sat

5/13 9 am - 7 pm

Sun

5/14 9 am - 7 pm

Mon & Wed

5/15-5/17 4 pm - 9 pm

Tue & Thu

5/16-5/18 4 pm - 9 pm

Sun

5/21 9 am - 7 pm

Tue & Thu

5/30-6/1 4 pm - 9 pm

Tue & Thu

6/5-6/7 4 pm - 9 pm

Mon & Wed

6/13-6/15 4 pm - 9 pm

Sat

6/17 9 am - 7 pm

Sun

6/18 9 am - 7 pm

6/25 Sun 9 am - 7 pm 301010202 July & August Ages 15+ (by last day of class) $95 $120 7/1 Sat 9 am - 7 pm Mon & Wed

7/3-7/5 4 pm - 9 pm

Tue & Thur

7/18-7/20 4 pm - 9 pm

Fri

7/21 9 am - 7 pm

Mon & Wed

7/24-7/26 9 am - 7 pm

Fri

8/1 9 am - 7 pm

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NOW HIRING

Reston Aquatics wants you!

Lifeguards, Desk Attendants, and Instructors of all kinds! Limited positions are also available in seasonal maintenance. Competitive wages, flexible hours, and great networking with the Reston Community are all great reasons to work with Reston Aquatics. See www.reston.org for a fact sheet with additional details.

Submit your application now at https://careers.reston.org. Reston Association is an EOE and drug-free workplace. TO FIND PROGRAMS AND EVENTS, USE THE INDICATED ACTIVITY NUMBER

. PRICES ARE LISTED FOR BOTH

RA MEMBERS AND

NON-MEMBERS

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AQUATICS & SAFETY ADVANCED CERTIFICATIONS AND TRAINING Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO)

Premier facility operator certification from the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA). The AFO course is a two-day instructor-led training, with the exam being administered on the second day. Candidates will be provided with a copy of the AFO manual prior to arriving. Certification is valid for five years and can be renewed through CEUs or re-testing. Potential AFOs are highly encouraged to review the manual content prior to arriving at the course. See www.reston.org for a fact sheet with additional details. Registration closes May 26 301010206 6/10-6/11 Sat & Sun 8:00 am - 6:00 pm Reston Association Headquarters Adult $250 $275

Pool Operator

Fairfax County approved pool operator exam Locally recognized operator exam administered at Reston Association as an authorized provider of the Swimming Pool and Spa Association. Request a study guide from our staff at aquaticsinfo@ reston.org and schedule the exam at your convenience within business hours. See www.reston.org for a fact sheet with additional details. No registration required.

TEACH LIFEGUARDING

With 15 pools and over 200 certified lifeguards Reston Aquatics is happy to be able to offer the instructor course so that experienced lifeguards can move up and learn new skills and so that we’re sure to have a solid group of instructors in place for the years of lifeguards to come.

Lifeguard Instructor (LGI) This course prepares experienced lifeguards to instruct the American Red Cross Lifeguarding course including CPR/ AED for the Professional Rescuer and First Aid.

Prerequisites: Current certification in Lifeguarding from the American Red Cross (or equivalent) and 2 years’ experience as a lifeguard. Ability to complete all basic level Lifeguard training exit skills and pass the written exam with 80% or better. Registration closes May 30 201200208 6/11-6/30 Sun*/Tue/Fri 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm *No class June 18 Reston Association Headquarters Ages 17+ $275 $300

TEACH SWIM LESSONS

RA is proud to provide nationally certified swim instructors to deliver the Virginia Swims group lesson program. All instructor courses are offered through our partnership with the American Red Cross. All students are required to access online learning prior to the start of class and will have both reading and practice teaching assignments in class. See the offerings to the right and visit www.restonwebtrac. org to register for that class that suits your skills and schedule.

Basic Swim Instructor (BSI)

This course prepares instructor candidates who want to focus on the younger swimmers and fundamentals of water safety. Prerequisites: Swim the following strokes consistent with the stroke performance charts, Level 3 Front Crawl: 25 yards Breaststroke: 25 yards Elementary Backstroke: 25 yards Sidestroke: 25 yards Complete the Water Competency Sequence: Step into water and totally submerge Float or tread for 1 minute Rotate one full circle and orient to exit Swim 25 yards without stopping Exit the Water without using steps or a ladder Registration closes May 26 201200207 6/10-6/18 Sat & Sun 9:00 am - 6:00 pm Reston Association Headquarters Ages 16+ $275 $300 Registration closes June 10 301200207 6/25-6/29 Sun-Thu 10:30 am - 4:30 pm Reston Association Headquarters Ages 16+ $275 $300

Water Safety Instructor (WSI)

This course prepares instructor candidates to teach all levels of swim lessons up to and including head-first entries, competitive starts and turns, and the butterfly stroke. Prerequisites: Swim the following strokes consistent with the stroke performance charts, Level 4 Front Crawl: 25 yards Back Crawl: 25 yards Breaststroke: 25 yards Elementary Backstroke: 25 yards Sidestroke: 25 yards Butterfly: 15 yards Maintain Position on back for 1 minute in deep water (floating or sculling) Tread Water for 1 minute Registration closes May 1 201200205 5/15-5/19 Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 3:00 pm Reston Association Headquarters Ages 16+ $275 $300 Registration closes July 31 301200205 8/14-8/17 Mon-Thu 9:00 am - 6:00 pm Reston Association Headquarters Ages 16+ $275 $300

TO REGISTER FOR ACTIVITIES, GO TO WWW.RESTONWEBTRAC.ORG OR CALL 703-435-6530 FOR MORE INFO.

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FITNESS PROGRAMS

Reston Aquatics would like to recognize the following businesses for the goods, services, time and effort they are donating to our 2017 Aquatic Season.

Reston Aquatics offers water fitness classes throughout the summer and wants you to find the one that’s right for you. Classes are open to members and non-members age 13+. Passes available for purchase now.

Tisseront Orthodontics www.tisserontorthodontics.com 12+ years of donating the iconic Tisseront Towel to our lifeguard staff

More classes to come, signup for RA News or follow us on Facebook for updates and announcements. Unlimited Summer Fitness Pass: (Allows holder to attend as many Water Aerobics or Fitness classes as desired.) $150, $75 Adults 55+ $225, $180 Adults 55+ Purchase online or in-person. Drop-In Class Fees: $10 per class, $5 Adults 55+ $15 per class, $12 Adults 55+

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. 6/27-8/8 Tue 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Ridge Heights Pool 6/28-8/9 Wed 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm Tall Oaks Pool

Lunch Break

A completely non-impact deep water workout to energize you for the rest of your day. 6/26-8/18 Mon, Wed, Fri 1 1:00 am - 12:00 pm Lake Newport Pool Diving Well

WaterART

Shallow water class with Aquatics Program Specialist, Laura C. A great break in your day and way to prepare for the weekend ahead! 6/29-8/10 Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 pm North Hills Pool

FITNESS EQUIPMENT

Reston Association provides noodles and floating barbells for use during class but we ask that you bring your own water aerobics belt if you would like to use one in deep water. The noodles, floating barbells, and belt are pictured below. Belts can be purchased from local retailers.

Papa John’s Pizza www.papajohns.com Weekly pizza vouchers for facility inspections winners and 20% of all net sales delivered to RA pools!

Atrium Environmental www.atriumehs.com Annual staff training by Certified Industrial Hygienist (and avid lap swimmer) Dan Chute

Simin’s Ice Cream 571-435-4141 Curb-side vending of tasty frozen treats at the RA pools and sponsorship of many RA Events. Available for private parties too!

Weekend Wake-Up

Deep water workout. 6/11-8/13 Sun 10:00 am - 11:00 am North Shore Pool

Kona-Ice 888-502-0510 Discounts for RA staff and private party events. Donates portion of sales from Neighborhood Pool Parties and Special Events to Lifeguard Scholarship fund.

TO FIND PROGRAMS AND EVENTS, USE THE INDICATED ACTIVITY NUMBER

. PRICES ARE LISTED FOR BOTH

RA MEMBERS AND

NON-MEMBERS

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AQUATICS & SAFETY UNDERWATER EXPLORATION

Reston Aquatics is excited to continue offering underwater activities through partnership with Nautilus Aquatics. Nautilus will be providing SCUBA certification classes, youth camps, and special ‘TrySCUBA’ events with great deals for RA Members. Certification consists of three phases; Classroom Review, Pool Training, and OpenWater Evaluation Dives Taught by PADI Instructors, these classes are the first steps toward PADI Open Water Diver certification. Upon completion, students can then enroll in a Camp-nDive open water evaluation or complete the certification while on a tropical vacation. For more information visit www.nautilusva.com or contact Melissa Miles at 703-421-3483 or info@ nautilusva.com

SWIM TEAMS Reston Swim Team Association (RSTA)

The RSTA is an independent youth (6-18 years old) swim team working in cooperation with the Reston Association Aquatics Department. With nine teams in the community, swimmers of all levels are invited to participate. RSTA Meet Schedule Reston Association is happy to support the developmental youth league, RSTA by providing practice and meet space at our pools. In support of the league and youth swimming each of the pools below will open by 1 pm on the listed Saturdays. Autumnwood: June 10, 24, and July 15 Glade: June 17, July 8 and 22 Golf Course Island: June 10, 24, and July 22 Hunters Woods: June 17, July 15 and 22 Lake Audubon: June 10, 24, and July 8 Lake Newport: June 10, 17, 24 and July 8, 15, 22 Ridge Heights: June 10, July 8 and 15 Information and Registration: 703-326-0526 or www.RSTA.org.

Reston Masters Swim Team (RMST)

The RMST is an adult (18 and older) swim league for Reston area residents operating under the Potomac Valley Local Masters Swimming Committee which, is part of United States Masters Swimming (USMS). Information and Registration: www.restonmasters.com

SAFETY AROUND THE POOL

Reston Community Center and Reston Association are teaming up to improve our community’s safety around its many pools. Drowning remains the nation’s second leading cause of injury-related death among children ages 1 to 14, according to the Centers for Disease Control. For every child who dies from drowning, four more receive medical treatment for submersionrelated injuries. Together, RA and RCC will offer DEAP, a “landbased” Drowning Education Awareness Program. This program offers two opportunities targeted for different audiences and community civic groups to learn water safety skills: Longfellow’s WHALE Tales and Water Safety Presentation. To learn more about the programs, please contact: Reston Community Center (RCC) 703-476-4500 Reston Association (RA) 703-435-6532

WHALE Tales

(5-12 years old – in similar age groups) Longfellow’s WHALE Tales is an interactive presentation that provides easy to follow information to help children learn safe behavior in, on, and around the water. Taught in a classroom environment, WHALE Tales makes water safety fun and easy to learn. Each lesson is reinforced with color posters, worksheets, activities, and a video that features Longfellow, the animated whale.

General Water Safety

(18 years and older) This presentation (60-minute lecture and 30 minutes of Q&A) focuses on the importance of water safety training and provides general information for keeping family members safe in, on, and around the water. The presentation is designed for rotary clubs, PTAs, home school networks, church groups, and other civic organizations and can be scheduled at their facility.

TO REGISTER FOR ACTIVITIES, GO TO WWW.RESTONWEBTRAC.ORG OR CALL 703-435-6530 FOR MORE INFO.

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Water Safety Day Saturday, May 6 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.

RESTON

Swim Lesson Level Placement 10 a.m.-2 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

Swim Tests 10 a.m.-2 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.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 6, 8 AM RIDGE HEIGHTS POOL Volunteers and Sponsors needed www.restonkidstri.org

TRIATHLON

FREE training clinics will be held throughout the summer to help participants prepare for the big day. Scholarships are available. (application on website) Contact kelsey@reston.org or 703-435-7995 for details.

PARTNERSHIP OF:

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CAMPS & AFTER-SCHOOL CARE

BRING ON FUN! 2017 RA CAMPS Looking for a summer of exploring the outdoors, making new friends, playing games, and maybe even splashing in the pool? Get your child active and involved during the summer in our enriching, safe and exciting summer camp programs! We are extremely proud of our diverse offerings in the unique experiences and adventures that await them this summer. 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. Summer is just around the corner. Check out our full calendar of camp offerings, and join us for a FAB time filled with

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Soccer Shots Camp (ages 2-5) p. 67 Nature Tots (ages 3-5) p. 68 Technology Camps (ages 4-12) p. 69 Little Hands Music (ages 4-6) p. 70 Junior Day Camp (ages 5-7) p. 70

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Camp on Wheels (ages 5-13) p. 71 Sportsters (ages 6-9) p. 72 Walker’s Rangers (ages 6-9) p. 73 Youth Triathlon Camp (ages 6-17) p. 74 Day Camp (ages 7-11) p. 75

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Science Camp (ages 8-12) p. 76 Teen Camp (ages 11-14) p. 77 Wilderness Camp (ages 11-14) p. 78 Junior Lifeguarding (ages 11-14) p. 78 Counselor-In-Training (ages 14-16) p. 79

REGISTER Online registration is available for members and non-residents. Go to www.restonwebtrac.org. We offer transportation and extended care services for many of our camps. See page 81 for details.

TO REGISTER FOR ACTIVITIES, GO TO WWW.RESTONWEBTRAC.ORG OR CALL 703-435-6530 FOR MORE INFO.

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SOCCER SHOTS

AGES 2-5

Reston Association and Soccer Shots, LLC have joined forces to create a safe and fun learning environment for children to become acclimated and engaged with soccer at its earliest foundation. The foundation of Soccer Shots is their relentless commitment to providing best-in-class coaching, communication and curriculum. Children will get an introduction to the most popular sport in the world. Sessions are designed for both girls and boys. Benefits for the children when they enroll: ƒƒ Exercise and physical activity ƒƒ Understanding elements of team building and teamwork ƒƒ Becoming quick thinkers ƒƒ Learning concepts of fair play ƒƒ Having a lot of fun with friends and peers Equipment Needed: water bottle, shin guards RA Camp Shirts: Not required. Location: Hunter Woods Park Allred Field, 2503 Reston Parkway Transportation: Not available Extended Care: Not available

Brought to you in partnership with Soccer Shots Franchising, LLC.

Soccer Shots Mini (Ages 2-3)

302110154 Soccer Shots Mini is a highenergy program introducing children to fundamental soccer principles, such as using your feet, dribbling and the basic rules of the game. Through fun games, songs and positive reinforcement, children will begin to experience the joy of playing soccer and being active. Session 1A 6/26-6/30 Mon-Fri 9:30 am - 11:30 am Hunter Woods Park Allred Field Ages 2-3 $80 $105 Session 2B 7/17-7/21 Mon-Fri 9:30 am - 11:30 am Hunter Woods Park Allred Field Ages 2-3 $80 $105 Session 3A 7/24-7/28 Mon-Fri 9:30 am - 11:30 am Hunter Woods Park Allred Field Ages 2-3 $80 $105

Soccer Shots Classic (Ages 4-5)

302120154 Soccer Shots Classic utilizes creative and imaginative games to focus on basic soccer skills like dribbling, passing and shooting. We also highlight a positive character trait each session such as respect, teamwork and appreciation. Session 2A 7/10-7/14 Mon-Fri 9:30 am - 11:30 am Hunter Woods Park Allred Field Ages 4-5 $85 $105 Session 3B 7/31-8/4 Mon-Fri 9:30 am - 11:30 am Hunter Woods Park Allred Field Ages 4-5 $85 $105 Session 4A 8/7-8/11 Mon-Fri 9:30 am - 11:30 am Hunter Woods Park Allred Field Ages 4-5 $85 $105

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. PRICES ARE LISTED FOR BOTH

RA MEMBERS AND

NON-MEMBERS

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CAMPS & AFTER-SCHOOL CARE NATURE TOTS

AGES 3-5

306120101 Campers will… ƒƒ Discover nature through hands-on activities, special guests and exploratory walks. ƒƒ Use their five senses to experience music, movement, crafts and special snacks. ƒƒ Learn social skills through group games and learning centers. ƒƒ Have fun with puppets, drama and other imaginary play. Campers must be potty trained. Staff Ratio: At least 1 staff member for every 6 campers Location: Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive Transportation: Not available Extended Care: Not available

Globe Trotters

Pack your adventure bag and meet a travel guide who will help you explore this big, beautiful planet. Start out with a hike through the woods in search of local wildlife. Then use your imagination to jet off to other parts of the world. Dig in desert sand, feel the mist of a rainforest and play a waddling penguin game. Get a Nature Tots passport to help you remember all the places we visited. AM Session 1A 6/26-6/30 Mon-Fri 8:45 am - 11:45 am Walker Nature Center Ages 3-5 $90 $115

Beauties and Beasties

Explore some of the beautiful and not-so-beautiful parts of nature to see how special all of them are. Look for fluttering butterflies and colorful birds. Peek under logs to see creepycrawlies that live there. Dip a net into a stream to find tadpoles, snails and water striders. Search for spider webs shimmering in the sun. Discover how to see the beauty in everything we meet. No Camp July 4th. Fee prorated. AM Session 1B 7/3, 7/5-7/7 Mon-Fri 8:45 am - 11:45 am Walker Nature Center Ages 3-5 $72 $92 PM Session 1B 7/3, 7/5-7/7 Mon-Fri 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Walker Nature Center Ages 3-5 $72 $92

Nature’s Symphony

From the warble of birds to the soft whispers of the wind, nature creates a beautiful symphony. Tune your ears to the sounds heard in the Nature Center woods. Make your own instruments using a variety of natural and recycled materials. Tweet like a robin, hum like a bee and croak in a frog chorus. Dance to music inspired by natural sounds. This week of camp will be music to your ears! AM Session 3A 7/24-7/28 Mon-Fri 8:45 am - 11:45 am Walker Nature Center Ages 3-5 $90 $115 PM Session 3A 7/24-7/28 Mon-Fri 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Walker Nature Center Ages 3-5 $90 $115

PM Session 1A 6/26-6/30 Mon-Fri 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Walker Nature Center Ages 3-5 $90 $115

Aqua Tots

Step into our “Aqua Pod” to explore the wonderful world of water. Discover animals that live their whole lives in water and some that only do for half their lives. Wade into a creek to explore life there. Make crafts using water in different forms. Come to the rescue of some of our aquatic friends. Play water games and finish the week with special watery fun. AM Session 3B 7/31-8/4 Mon-Fri 8:45 am - 11:45 am Walker Nature Center Ages 3-5 $90 $115

7/31-8/4 PM Session 3B Mon-Fri 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Walker Nature Center Ages 3-5 $90 $115

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TECHNOLOGY CAMP

AGES 4-12

302120152 This summer RA is offering a wide range of technology (Lego) camps that appeal to kids of all interests. Whether you're into robotics and want to become an electrical engineer or just want to unleash your hidden potential, our summer camps are perfect for students with an open and active imagination!

build, and save a city where ingenuity and imagination can solve any conflict. Session 1A 6/26-6/30 Mon-Fri 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm The Lake House Ages 6-10 $160 $185

Intro to STEM with Lego

Brought to you in partnership with Play-Well TEKnologies.

Tap into your imagination with tens of thousands of LEGO®! Build engineerdesigned projects such as Boats, Snowmobiles, Catapults, and Merry-Go-Rounds. Then use special pieces to create your own unique design! New and returning students can explore the endless creative possibilities of the LEGO® building system with the guidance of an experienced Play-Well instructor. Session 1B 7/3-7/7 (no offering 7/4) Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 12:00 pm The Lake House Ages 5-6 $128 $153

Super Hero Engineering

STEM Challenge with LEGO

Location: The Lake House, 11450 Baron Cameron Avenue

Save the world with LEGO® Super Heroes! Build the hideouts and vehicles of your favorite caped crusaders and learn what makes them not only Super Heroes, but Super Hero Engineers! An experienced Play-Well instructor guides young heroes as they design, build, and save a city where ingenuity and imagination can solve any conflict. Session 1 6/26-6/30 Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 12:00 pm The Lake House Ages 4-5 $160 $185

Super Hero Masters

LEGO® Super Heroes need your help to defeat the destructive forces of evil arch-villains as they threaten LEGOpolis! Explore the tools and techniques of your favorite caped crusaders and learn what makes them not only Super Heroes, but super engineers. An engineering curriculum designed by Play-Well challenges heroes to design,

Power up your engineering skills with Play-Well TEKnologies and tens of thousands of LEGO®! Apply real-world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture through engineer-designed projects such as Catapults, Pneumatic Cranes, Arch Bridges, and Battletracks! Design and build as never before, and explore your craziest ideas in a supportive environment. An experienced instructor will challenge new and returning students to engineer at the next level. Session 1B 7/3-7/7 (no offering 7/4) Mon-Fri 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm The Lake House Ages 7-12 $128 $153

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CAMPS & AFTER-SCHOOL CARE LITTLE HANDS MUSIC

AGES 4-6

Camp Capacity: 20 children per week RA Camp Shirts: Not required. Location: The Lake House, 11450 Baron Cameron Avenue AM Extended Care: Available

Drumming Around the World

Explore the music, dance, instruments, and games from four regions of the world – a different one each day! The week will culminate with visits to our favorite regions and some brief family sharing. We’ll make a craft each day and enjoy drumming up fun and learning with drums, shakers, and many other rhythm instruments from around the world! Session 3A 7/24-7/28 Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 12:00 pm The Lake House Ages 4-6 $190 $190

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From the beach to the bayou, we'll sing, dance, make crafts and tell stories related to water. There will be beluga, boat and many more fishy activities as well as time for hands on instrument play, crafts and games. Family Sharing at the end of the last day! Session 3B 7/31-8/4 Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 12:00 pm The Lake House Ages 4-6 $190 $190 RA Camp Shirts: $8/10 (Youth/Adult), required daily.

JUNIOR DAY CAMP

AGES 5-7

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This camp is designed for kids that are ready to be on their own for the entire day. JDC provides plenty of time to make new friends, sing, play, explore, learn, and laugh — all under the watchful eyes of fully-trained staff. Campers will… ƒƒ Participate in sports, games, crafts, swimming and boating. ƒƒ Explore and learn about nature through hands-on activities and experiences. ƒƒ Be required to bring a lunch, beverage, and snack each day. Refrigeration and microwave facilities are not available to campers.

Time Warp

Location: Brown’s Chapel, 1575 Brown’s Chapel Road

Session 1 6/26-7/7 Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Brown’s Chapel Ages 5-7 $355 $400

Transportation: Available… see page 81 for details

Sam I Am Green Eggs and Ham

Extended Care: Available… see page 81 for details Please note that all 4 sessions listed below are currently full. We do offer a waitlist and if you would like to be added visit restonwebtrac. org and search 302130101 for full offerings and details.

Session 2 7/10-7/21 Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Brown’s Chapel Ages 5-7 $395 $445

Soaking Wet

Session 3 7/24-8/4 Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Brown’s Chapel Ages 5-7 $395 $445

Ninjas vs. Pirates

Session 4 8/7-8/18 Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Brown’s Chapel Ages 5-7 $395 $445

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CAMP ON WHEELS

AGES 5-13

302130150 Extreme Fun for skateboarders, inline skaters, bike riders and those who want to learn. Campers will… ƒƒ Learn to skate and ride in an environment where safety and skills are a top priority. ƒƒ Increase their skills and confidence with American Inline’s fun, professional staff. ƒƒ Learn cooperative skills through group interaction. ƒƒ Campers provide their own equipment as listed. ƒƒ Campers receive a camp T-shirt and stickers. Location: Lake Newport Soccer Field, 1550 Reston Parkway 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 for skateboarding, inline skating, bike riding or learn to ride. Campers will be grouped within their specialty sport during instruction time.

Brought to you in partnership with American Inline.

Skateboarding Camp

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. This includes: a new four-foot bank ramp, three-foot mini half pipe, fun box, fly box, grind box, launch ramps and grind rails. Each day includes instruction, skating games and skate jams. Required equipment: skateboard, helmet, knee pads, elbow pads and wrist guards. Bring water and a snack in a labeled cooler. Session 2B 7/17-7/21 Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 1:00 pm Lake Newport Soccer Field Ages 5-13 $220 $245 Session 5 8/21-8/25 Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 1:00 pm Lake Newport Soccer Field Ages 5-13 $220 $245

Inline Skating

Skate, turn, stop and go! 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 a snack in a labeled cooler. Session 2B 7/17-7/21 Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 1:00 pm Lake Newport Soccer Field Ages 5-13 $220 $245 Session 5 8/21-8/25 Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 1:00 pm Lake Newport Soccer Field Ages 5-13 $220 $245

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Learn How to Ride a Bike

Bike Riding Camp

Learning to ride a bike is a rite of passage; a skill that once acquired, is never forgotten. Teach a child to ride and you have opened the doors to a lifetime of fresh-air fun and two-wheeled adventures. 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, balance, use basic riding skills, brake and steer. Play bike games, take confidence courses, short tours and more. Bring a bike without training wheels, a helmet, bike gloves, water and a snack in a labeled cooler. Session 2B 7/17-7/21 Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 1:00 pm Lake Newport Soccer Field Ages 5-13 $220 $245 Session 5 8/21-8/25 Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 1:00 pm Lake Newport Soccer Field Ages 5-13 $220 $245

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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 and hills, riding rules of the road, riding ramps and more. In addition to improving skills, this bike camps gives children a chance to socialize and interact with their peers, getting away from the TV and into the great outdoors on paved or dirt trails. Bring a bike, bike gloves, a helmet, water bottle, hydration pack and a snack in a labeled cooler. Session 2B 7/17-7/21 Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 1:00 pm Lake Newport Soccer Field Ages 5-13 $220 $245 Session 5 8/21-8/25 Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 1:00 pm Lake Newport Soccer Field Ages 5-13 $220 $245

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CAMPS & AFTER-SCHOOL CARE SPORTSTERS CAMP

AGES 6-9

302130102 This camp celebrates the team-building and confidenceboosting potential of sports for kids of all abilities. The Sportsters Camp is a funfilled 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. This camp has a 1 counselor to 8 camper ratio. 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. Sports covered in this camp will be: ƒƒ Soccer ƒƒ Basketball ƒƒ Volleyball ƒƒ Kickball ƒƒ Wiffleball ƒƒ Floor Hockey ƒƒ Sports Conditioning ƒƒ RA Camp Shirts: $8/10 (Youth/Adult), required daily. Location: Lake Anne Park, 11301 North Shore Drive Transportation: Available… see page 81 for details Extended Care: Available… see page 81 for details

Special Interest Activities: New in 2017, Sportsters Camp is offering special interest to campers for a fee (for half or full day participants). Campers must enroll two weeks prior to the start of the camp session for the following: ƒƒ Swim Lessons: $65 Mon-Thu both weeks for 40 minutes. (8 lessons) ƒƒ Tennis Lessons: $80 Mon-Thu both weeks for 60 minutes. (8 lessons) Session 1 6/26-7/7 Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Lake Anne Park Ages 6-9 $158 $180 No Camp July 4th. Fee prorated. Session 1 6/26-7/7 Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 3:45 pm Lake Anne Park Ages 6-9 $258 $280 No Camp July 4th. Fee prorated. Session 2 7/10-7/21 Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Lake Anne Park Ages 6-9 $175 $200 Session 2 7/10-7/21 Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 3:45 pm Lake Anne Park Ages 6-9 $275 $300 Session 3 7/24-8/4 Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Lake Anne Park Ages 6-9 $175 $200 Session 3 7/24-8/4 Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 3:45 pm Lake Anne Park Ages 6-9 $275 $300 Session 4 8/7-8/18 Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Lake Anne Park Ages 6-9 $175 $200 Session 4 8/7-8/18 Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 3:45 pm Lake Anne Park Ages 6-9 $275 $300

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WALKER’S RANGERS

AGES 6-9

306130102 Campers will… ƒƒ Discover nature through hands-on activities, special guests and exploratory walks. ƒƒ Participate in science experiments, active games and creative craft making. ƒƒ Build social skills through small group interactions. ƒƒ Have a daily snack. Staff Ratio: At least 1 staff member for every 6 campers Location: Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive Transportation: Not available Extended Care: Not available

Beetlemania

Explore the largest group of insects in a fun and exciting way. Make a bug jar for collecting night-flying beetles like lightning bugs. Count spots on lady beetles and look for ground beetles hiding under logs. Search for diving beetles in the stream and pond. “Twist and Shout” to the music of the Beatles while we learn about these fascinating insects. Session 2A 7/10-7/14 Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Walker Nature Center Ages 6-9 $90 $115

Expedition Earth

Grab your passport and your imagination, because we’re setting out for adventure! Follow the trail of a wacky scientist who is searching for rare plants and animals across the globe. Search the Nature Center woods and streams for local flora and fauna. Journey through rainforests, deserts and the South Pole to discover the exotic plants and animals that survive in extreme conditions. Design a new species of animal and decide where it will live. Session 2B 7/17-7/21 Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Walker Nature Center Ages 6-9 $90 $115

Super Scientists

Step into our lab and get ready to explore the fascinating world of science. Collect samples to view under a microscope. Explore wacky weather and make a tornado in a bottle. Conduct simple chemistry experiments and explore the science of color mixing by tie-dying your own t-shirt. Learn about the physics behind animal flight and design your own flying contraptions. Be sure to bring your curiosity to this week of discovery. Session 4A 8/7-8/11 Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Walker Nature Center Ages 6-9 $90 $115

Nature Trekkers

Get moving along Reston’s wonderful trails. Identify animal tracks and listen to common animal calls. Learn what to carry in a day pack and how to practice “Leave No Trace” principles. Learn how to use compasses, GPS units and maps to navigate your way. Identify trees by their leaves or bark. Build up your hiking endurance every day and finish the week with a fun trek with exciting stops along the way. Session 4B 8/14-8/18 Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Walker Nature Center Ages 6-9 $90 $115

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CAMPS & AFTER-SCHOOL CARE Beginner/Intermediate Tri Training

TRIATHLON CAMP

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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. Triathletes/Campers will: ƒƒ Practice basic swim, bike, and run skills, drills and techniques. ƒƒ Learn about USA Triathlon rules and regulations for racing triathlon. ƒƒ Become a USA Triathlon Annual Member. ƒƒ Practice transition skills and techniques and compete in mock races. ƒƒ Learn about safety as it pertains to daily workouts as well as races. ƒƒ Enjoy a pizza party on the last day; celebrate your hard efforts all week. Location: Dogwood Pool, 2460 Green Range Road Transportation: Not available Extended Care: Not available

REQUIREMENTS Beginner: be able to swim 1 length of the pool without assistance, be able to proficiently ride a bike, and be able to run 1/2 mile. Intermediate: be able to swim 4 lengths of the pool in legal freestyle stroke, ride a bike at least 3 miles, and run at least 1 mile. Session 1A 6/26-6/30 Mon-Fri 8:30 am - 12:30 pm Dogwood Pool Ages 6-17 $230 $245 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.

Intermediate/Advance Tri Training REQUIREMENTS Intermediate: be able to swim 4 lengths of the pool in legal freestyle stroke, ride a bike at least 3 miles, and run at least 1 mile. Advance: raced in at least 2 triathlons. Session 3A 7/24-7/28 Mon-Fri 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Dogwood Pool Ages 6-17 $260 $275 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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DAY CAMP

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This is our most popular summer camp! Schoolage children looking for a more traditional camp will look no further! The staff ratio is 1 staff for every 6 campers during the session. This camp will… ƒƒ Participate in hands-on nature activities, sports, games, crafts, music, drama and swimming. ƒƒ Enjoy pool parties, daytime cookouts, festivals and guest entertainers. ƒƒ Go on field trips within and outside Reston. Special Interest Activities: Campers have the opportunity to participate in special interest activities such as music, drama, newspaper, and Recreation / Sports. We ask that you pick your top three choices of what special interest you would like to participate in, complete the form during registration and staff will confirm what group you are assigned on the 1st day. 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: ƒƒ Swim Lessons: $65 Mon-Thu both weeks for 40 minutes. (8 lessons) ƒƒ Tennis Lessons: $80 Mon-Thu both weeks for 60 minutes. (8 lessons)

Captain RA & the Justice League

This is a special invitation; “Captain RA” has informed us that there are open Superhero positions for the Justice League. The justice league training consists of: discovering superpowers, choosing a name, designing and creating their costume and logo, fitness testing, learning the Superhero Oath, and how to spot a super villain. Enroll today to discover their hidden powers and become their own reallife SUPERHERO! No Camp July 4th, fee prorated. Session 1 6/26-7/7 Mon-Fri 8:45 am - 4:00 pm Brown’s Chapel Ages 7-11 $360 $405

Brown’s Chapel Detective Academy

Step into the shoes of a detective — spend 2 weeks following clues and going on some treasure hunts. Campers will have the opportunity to check out spy equipment, learn how to decode messages and discover the techniques of crime scene investigators! All the campers are working on various tools of becoming a top notch detective, but while the students are in the field training, they stumble onto something suspicious. Could a real crime be happening at Brown’s Chapel? Session 2 7/10-7/21 Mon-Fri 8:45 am - 4:00 pm Brown’s Chapel Ages 7-11 $400 $450

RA Camp Shirts: $8/10 (Youth/Adult), required daily. Location: Brown’s Chapel, 1575 Brown’s Chapel Road Transportation: Available… see page 81 for details

Around the World in 10 Days!

Travel around the globe this week as we discover new arts and crafts, music, games, customs, from all over the world. We will even learn some commonly used phrases in the language of the country you’re visiting. Campers may even be able to showcase some of their family traditions they celebrate at home. This voyage will be unlike any other! Grab your passport and reserve your ticket for this adventure! Session 3 7/24-8/4 Mon-Fri 8:45 am - 4:00 pm Brown’s Chapel Ages 7-11 $400 $450

Ninjas vs. Pirates

Whether you battle as a covert agent or on the high seas, you’ll have to decide if ninjas or pirates are the one to beat! Each day will comprise of training and an understanding of both customs and cultures. After the first week of training you will choose your team and train for the session ending challenge of who is the king of Day Camp, Ninja’s or Pirates! Session 4 8/7-8/18 Mon-Fri 8:45 am - 4:00 pm Brown’s Chapel Ages 7-11 $400 $450

Wizard Week

Prepare your wands, hats, capes, and broomsticks! You will create your wizard character and begin your studies by connecting with the wild and mystical power of Nature. Learn spells, woodland skills, choose a quest, solve ancient runic riddles, and forge friendships for years to come. Session 5 8/21-8/25 Mon-Fri 8:45 am - 4:00 pm Brown’s Chapel Ages 7-11 $220 $240

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CAMPS & AFTER-SCHOOL CARE SCIENCE CAMP

AGES 8-12

302130104 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.

Brought to you in partnership with United States Geological Survey (USGS) Campers will… ƒƒ Have daily combination of in-class discovery and exploration, outdoor games and physical activities. ƒƒ Meet with the USGS guest scientists and learn about careers in science. ƒƒ Have hands-on nature activities, sports, games, crafts, music, drama and swimming. ƒƒ Have a counselor to camper ratio of 1:6 for 3 camp sessions, 2 weeks in length. RA Camp Shirts: $8/10 (Youth/Adult), required daily. Location: United States Geological Survey (USGS), 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive Transportation: Available… see page 81 for details Extended Care: Available… see page 81 for details Special Interest Activities: Campers have the opportunity to participate in special interest activities such as music & drama, Mr. Wizard, newspaper, and recreation. We ask that you pick your top three choices of what special interest you would like to participate in, complete the form during registration and staff will confirm what group you are assigned on the first day.

Where in the World?

Where would you go to find scientific discoveries? Learn where you might find stalactites, active volcanoes, killer bees, or water that runs uphill. You will meet experts this session that will teach you mapping so when you find such wonders of the world, you can get back to it again to share in your discovery. Buried treasure is great...but only if you know how to find it again! We'll learn the basics of making and reading a map using a compass, and a few other secrets you will have to sign up in order to find out more details. No Camp July 4th, fee prorated. Session 1 6/26-7/7 Mon-Fri 8:45 am - 3:45 pm United States Geological Survey Ages 8-12 $378 $423

The Power of Water

Learn the incredible power of water with its ability to wear away rocks and change our landscape. Discover how scientists study babbling brooks, storm surges and track hurricanes. We will examine the uses of water. We’ll swim in it, drink it, experiment with it, boat in it, and wade in it to experience water at its best. Session 2 7/10-7/21 Mon-Fri 8:45 am - 3:45 pm United States Geological Survey Ages 8-12 $420 $470

Science Rocks!

Campers will participate in hands-on activities to learn about the importance of rocks and minerals in the products we use every day. They will examine rocks and learn how fossils are made. Learn what collection of rocks the USGS can share with the campers. Take a field trip to rock climb, and if we have time, visit some caves and see what rocks are formed underground. Session 3 7/24-8/4 Mon-Fri 8:45 am - 3:45 pm United States Geological Survey Ages 8-12 $420 $470

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TEEN CAMP

AGES 11-14

302140105 Summer camp isn’t just for “kids.” It is becoming more and more important for teens to have healthy outlets too during their summer vacation. RA Teen Camp is here to meet the needs of the Reston community. We offer four 2-week sessions for youth ages 11 to 14 in a safe atmosphere with a highly trained, fun and energetic staff, and with a ratio of one staff member to every 7 campers. Teen Camp is filled with fun and exciting activities and trips, so your teen won't feel like he or she is in a day camp but like they are hanging out with friends. Teens will… ƒƒ Engage in life experiences in a safe, caring, and accepting environment, where creativity and curiosity is encouraged and the emphasis is on having fun. ƒƒ Participate in sports, games, arts & crafts, nature exploration, swimming and boating. ƒƒ Go on field trips within and outside the Reston area. One extended trip will be taken once a session with a later arrival home. ƒƒ Be exposed to a variety of hobbies, interests, and cultural programs. ƒƒ Develop interpersonal skills through small group interactions and challenges. ƒƒ Be required to bring a lunch, beverage, and snack each day. Refrigeration and microwave facilities are not available to campers. RA Camp Shirts: Not required. Location: Glade Room, 11550 Glade Drive Transportation: Available… see page 81 for details

Note: On extended road trip days, parent must pick up campers. No pm Transportation or extended care available on these days. Extended Care: Available… see page 81 for details

Treasure Hunters

This session of camp is for the adventurous teen with an inquisitive mind. We will be discovering the secrets of teen camp from years past, as well as going on quests to find out other NOVA secrets. If you liked watching National Treasure or Indiana Jones, then this camp session is for you. You will be developing your own treasure hunt for your peers to try to figure out at session’s end. This camp requires willingness, teamwork, and an adventurous personality. No Camp July 4th. Fee prorated. Session 1 6/26-7/7 Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Glade Room Ages 11-14 $410 $450

Amazing Race

Based on the popular TV show, we will take our teens out for a series of competitions and races throughout Reston and the surrounding community! From scavenger hunts to sports competitions to eclectic destinations, campers will discover all the amazing things Northern Virginia has to offer. Teens will also end the session with an all-day trip to Kings Dominion! Session 2 7/10-7/21 Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Glade Room Ages 11-14 $455 $500

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Spies Like Us

You are a spy… and you have a mission! But first you need the training… Agents will receive training in martial arts, code breaking, surveillance techniques, and undercover maneuvers. They will receive additional training on some ropes courses, and then it’s on to the water for training on standing paddle boards. The final exam for our spies involves a day-long trip to Hershey Park to ride the coasters, and investigate the history of chocolate. Your mission throughout the session will require you to uncover important secrets, and hunt for a mole within your ranks! Spy Camp teaches physical skills, teamwork, and critical thinking within the framework of espionage. Session 3 7/24-8/4 Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Glade Room Ages 11-14 $455 $500

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Water Worldz

Dive in and discover the mysteries of the deep blue. Learn about the local waters here in Reston as well as in the DMV. Don’t forget to pack your swimsuits as they surely will be needed as we make a splash in some ponds to fish a few days and swim at the RA pools every day. We will be doing some activities like learning the hula at session’s end, as well as paddle boarding, kayaking, swimming and much more. There are a few trips to some local watering holes, and the big all-day trip to Massanutten Waterpark. Session 4 8/7-8/18 Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Glade Room Ages 11-14 $455 $500

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CAMPS & AFTER-SCHOOL CARE WILDERNESS CAMP

AGES 11-14

302140107 This specialty outdoor camp is for youths ages 11 to 14 who are comfortable in the outdoors and want to experience more in the great outdoors. These sessions are targeted each week to provide a specific theme to educate campers on various skill sets for wilderness survival and other primitive camping skills. There are three skill sets that are being covered: ƒƒ Navigation ƒƒ Environment ƒƒ Survival We will also be incorporating camp crafts each session like man-made shelter building, knots/lashing, outdoor cooking, etc. RA Camp Shirts: Not required. Location: Pony Barn Picnic Pavilion, Triple Crown/ Steeplechase Drive

Navigation Skills

Join us for a week-long skill session focusing on orienteering/map reading, animal tracking and how to identify each animal. Learn what supplies you need for day an overnight hiking/ backpacking trip. You will also learn the fundamentals of canoeing/kayaking. Session 2A 7/10-7/14 Mon-Fri 9:30 am - 4:00 pm Pony Barn Picnic Pavilion Ages 11-14 $275 $300

Environment Skills

This session sharpen your skills on how to use nature as a true resource. We will go over in depth water ecology, forest ecology and understand how to use plants for medical situations. Campers will visit Walker Nature Center and learn what is living on the forest floor and how it can assist you in living in nature for an extended period of time. Session 2B 7/17-7/21 Mon-Fri 9:30 am - 4:00 pm Pony Barn Picnic Pavilion Ages 11-14 $275 $300

Transportation: Not available Extended Care: Not available

Survival Skills

Campers will learn about safe, effective fire-tending techniques and learning to start fires with matches and friction. You will also be taught basic first aid, and water purification. There will be instruction on building primitive shelters with ropes, tarps and natural materials and experimenting with outdoor cooking. On the final day we will take a hike to test your skill set from the week of training. Session 3A 7/24-7/28 Mon-Fri 9:30 am - 4:00 pm Pony Barn Picnic Pavilion Ages 11-14 $275 $300

JUNIOR LIFEGUARDING

AGES 11-14

302140109 RA’s Junior Lifeguarding 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 guard stand. Please note: Participation in the Junior Lifeguard program does NOT result in American Red Cross (ARC) certification.

Location: Golf Course Island Pool, 11301 Links Drive Transportation: Not available 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.

Session 2A 7/10-7/14 Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Golf Course Island Pool (Except Wednesdays at RA HQ) Ages 11-14 $250 $300 Session 4A 8/7-8/11 Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Golf Course Island Pool (Except Wednesdays at RA HQ) Ages 11-14 $250 $300

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COUNSELOR-INTRAINING (CIT) PROGRAM

AGES 14-16

302140106 RA offers a Counselor in Training Program for teens ages 14-16 years of age. This CIT program is designed to introduce teens to the rewards and responsibilities associated with being a camp counselor. Teens will learn important leadership skills and a teamwork approach, all in a fun and exciting environment. All prospective CITs must complete an application. Acceptance will be made by April 3, 2017. In order to apply to become a CIT, individuals must be 14 years of age. Download an application by selecting the file from the camp forms page at www.reston.org or you can call 703-435-6530 for an application. Applications must be turned in by March 31, 2017. Please note there is no interview required for acceptance.

Session 1 6/26-7/7 Mon-Fri 8:45 am - 4:00 pm Arrival: Report to assigned camp at various locations around Reston. Departure: Brown’s Chapel Ages 14-16 $225 $270 No Camp July 4th.Fee prorated. Session 2 7/10-7/21 Mon-Fri 8:45 am - 4:00 pm Arrival: Report to assigned camp at various locations around Reston. Departure: Brown’s Chapel Ages 14-16 $250 $300 Session 3 7/24-8/4 Mon-Fri 8:45 am - 4:00 pm Arrival: Report to assigned camp at various locations around Reston. Departure: Brown’s Chapel Ages 14-16 $250 $300 Session 4 8/7-8/18 Mon-Fri 8:45 am - 4:00 pm Arrival: Report to assigned camp at various locations around Reston. Departure: Brown’s Chapel Ages 14-16 $250 $300

CITs will… ƒƒ Learn how to be a dynamite counselor! ƒƒ Share, teach and interact with campers. ƒƒ Shadow staff and get hands-on experience at a variety of camps. ƒƒ Develop leadership and communication skills in small and large group settings. ƒƒ Go on field trips and recreational outings. ƒƒ Explore the natural world and learn how to share it. ƒƒ Gain experience for future jobs and college applications. Transportation: Available… see page 81 for details RA Camp Shirts: $10/ shirt, required daily. CITs who attend a special June orientation will receive one FREE shirt. TO FIND PROGRAMS AND EVENTS, USE THE INDICATED ACTIVITY NUMBER

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CAMPS & AFTER-SCHOOL CARE

CAMP

Your child will be discovering new things every day during their time with us on Spring Break. We offer field trips, nutritious snacks, age-appropriate curriculum, experienced professional staff, fun-filled activities, sports and fitness activities, enrichment activities, supervised free time and for an additional fee group tennis lessons for those interested campers. Please contact us at time of registration if you are interested in enrolling. Note to campers: Please bring each day a packed lunch, daily snack for your child as RA will offer a pm snack. No RA Camp shirt is required. Transportation is offered for pick-up and drop-off for $5 per AM or pm Session. Check with camp@reston.org for availability. 202130201 4/10-4/17 Mon-Fri 7:30 am - 6:00 pm The Lake House Ages 5-7 $210 $240

4/10-4/17 Mon-Fri 7:30 am - 6:00 pm Brown’s Chapel Age 7-11 $210 $240

RIDE SAFE, RIDE SMART BIKE PROGRAM Join us at the Lake House to learn the tips and tricks for taking on the trails here in Reston. Each class meets for two hours on the selected day for the duration of the four-week program. From bicycle maintenance, safety, and trail etiquette, our instructor, certified by the League of American Bicyclists, will help students cover the necessary skills and techniques to ride safe, and ride smart. Attendees are required to bring their own bikes, a CPSC approved helmet, and are to wear closed-toed shoes. Please also note that this is not a learn-to-ride course. All participants are expected to have basic riding skills. Please contact Wes Tucker at wes@reston.org with any questions. 202130403 5/2-5/23 Tue 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm The Lake House Ages 5-8 $60 $75

5/4-5/25 Thu 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm The Lake House Age 9-13 $60 $75

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2017 CAMP REGISTRATION Age Requirement ƒƒ ƒƒ

Minimum age requirements must be met by Sept. 30, 2017. Maximum age requirements must be met by the first day of each session.

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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Upon purchase of your camp, you will receive an email with receipt details. You will also have the required forms attached and we ask that those be completed by May 1st.

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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.

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Deposits may be transferred as a deposit to another RA Camps session within the same year. They may not be used toward a camp balance. Full payment for all sessions is due at the time of purchase. Refunds, minus applicable deposits, may be recovered until June 1. See Camp Handbook, also available online, for complete refund policies and procedures. Transportation and Extended Care fees are refundable and transferable until two weeks before the start of the applicable session.

Transportation 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 pickup times. Please allow a 10-minute window for this time due to commuter traffic.

TO FIND PROGRAMS AND EVENTS, USE THE INDICATED ACTIVITY NUMBER

CAMP CALENDAR May 1 May 1 May 2-Sept 2. June 1

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.

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, Art Camp, Little Hands Music, Junior Day Camp, Science Camp, Day Camp, and Teen Camp. pm Extended Care is available for Junior Day Camp, Art 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.

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. A $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.

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.

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FITNESS & WELLNESS “Intro to Mindfulness” Part 2

In this workshop you will continue to strengthen your core skills of mindfulness as taught in the Intro to Mindfulness Workshop. Each class will include longer periods of mindfulness meditation and further discussion on the how to of deepening your mindfulness practice. 205200804 4/21-5/26 Fri 11:00 am - 12:15 pm The Lake House 18+ $120 $140

Tai Chi

Tai Chi when practiced correctly, in a consistent, sustained way, yields numerous benefits. Some of these include improved coordination, agility, balance, and general body strength. Practiced by millions the world over as a gentle, weight-bearing callisthenic or "moving meditation," Tai Chi is an ancient "internal" martial art and mind-body discipline rooted in Chinese tradition. This six week one day a week class is taught by instructor Jeffery Edwards; don’t miss out on this new 2017 wellness offering. 205200809 4/20-5/25 Thu 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm The Lake House Ages: 18+ $48 $60

Sterling Mind Body Fitness

This program is designed for, but not limited to, people age 55 and older. Participants will increase their metabolism, improve bone density, balance, and flexibility and strengthen muscles through the use of a variety of strength resistance equipment and functional movements. These classes are based on progressive resistance that gradually increases the training load as your muscles become stronger. Strength training is recommended on non-consecutive days to accommodate muscle recovery. Classes are provided in a safe environment with experienced personal trainers. 205220807 Session 1 4/3-4/26 (no class 4/10 or 4/12) Mon & Wed 11:00 am - 12:00 pm The Lake House Ages: 55+ $48 $60 Session 2 5/1-5/31 (no class 5/29) Mon & Wed 11:00 am - 12:00 pm The Lake House Ages: 55+ $72 $90 Session 3 6/5-6/21 Mon & Wed 11:00 am - 12:00 pm The Lake House Ages: 55+ $48 $60

TO REGISTER FOR ACTIVITIES, GO TO WWW.RESTONWEBTRAC.ORG OR CALL 703-435-6530 FOR MORE INFO.

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RA Youth Programs

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

Hours

Pickup School Locations

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

Location

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

Program Over view • • • • • • •

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 • Monthly fee includes (3) Teacher Work Days

After School Rate PM Program

RA Member

Elementary • Armstrong • Buzz Aldrin • Forest Edge • Hunters Woods • Lake Anne • Sunrise Valley • Terraset

Middle School / Jr. High • Langston Hughes • Herndon Middle

Non Member

$395*monthly

$420*monthly

$245 *

$270*

Drop-In Package 10 Drop-In days

* Activity/Registration fee due at time of enrollment.

For more information or to register contact: Program Supervisor TO FIND PROGRAMS AND EVENTS, USE THE INDICATED ACTIVITY NUMBER . PRICES ARE LISTED FOR BOTH RA MEMBERS AND Wes Tucker at 571-442-0665, or wes@reston.org.

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NATURE WALKER NATURE REGISTRATION Advance registration and CENTER payment is required for all

Located at 11450 Glade Drive, the Nature Center provides a variety of educational and recreational activities 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

nature activities, unless otherwise noted. Visit www.restonwebtrac.org to register online or contact naturecenter@reston.org or 703-476-9689 ext. 3 for assistance.

Cancellation Policy: Nature activities may be canceled due to severe weather, severe weather warnings or low enrollment. Refund Policy: Refunds are available with two weeks’ notice or if we cancel for any reason.

ALL AGES

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

Mother’s Day Tea Party

In honor of Mother’s Day, bring your mom to a delightful morning at the Nature Center. Sip tea or juice and sample a variety of pastries and fruits. Make a bouquet of paper flowers for Mom to display on her special day. Take a stroll through the gardens to look for spring-blooming wildflowers. Register by May 10. 206011008 5/13 Sat 10:30 am - 11:30 am Walker Nature Center All Ages $7 $9

NATURE HOUSE

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

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

Hours of Operation MON, WED – FRI 9 AM - 5 PM TUE

CLOSED

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Check holiday schedule for additional closings.

Want to rent space at the Walker Nature Center? See page 111 for more info.

Salamander Search

Ever wonder where you can find salamanders? Which ones live in the water? Which ones live under logs? Learn about Reston’s salamanders and go on a search to find some slimy ones. Register by May 25. 206011008 5/28 Sun 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm Walker Nature Center All Ages $6 $8

Campfire: Night Sounds Frogs croak and katydids chirp. Summer is a noisy time of year in nature. Insects and birds fill the air with sounds. Listen and discover who is making them through stories, songs and fun activities. Park on Soapstone Drive between Glade Drive and Lawyers Road. Register by May 16. 206011003 5/19 Fri 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Walker Nature Center Fire Ring All Ages $6 $8

TO REGISTER FOR ACTIVITIES, GO TO WWW.RESTONWEBTRAC.ORG OR CALL 703-435-6530 FOR MORE INFO.

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Sat, May 6, 1 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 5 pm

(rain or shine) Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive All Ages Welcome. FREE No registration required.

Entertainment Live Animals Fishing Activities Craft Making for Kids Displays and Information from Environmental Groups Canoe and Kayak Rentals on Lake Audubon ($5) Native Plant Sale with Nature by Design Volunteers needed. Contact habrock@reston.org or call 703-435-7986. Entertainment Sponsor: Reston Community Center Ride your bike or walk to the event for a free drink. See www.restonwebtrac.org for event updates.

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NATURE ALL AGES

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

Lake Anne Paddle

Canoe or kayak on Lake Anne with a naturalist. Search for wildlife that call the lake home. Learn some lake history and how residents can help the local watershed. We’ll look for waterfowl in the cove and enjoy a relaxing evening paddle. We’ll provide the boats and safety equipment. Register by May 30. 206011007 6/2 Fri 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm Lake Anne Boat Dock Adults & Children 10+ $7 $9

Owl Prowl

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. Park on Soapstone Drive between Glade Drive and Lawyers Road. Register by June 6. 206011008 6/9 Fri 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm Walker Nature Center Fire Ring Adults & Age 5+ $7 $9

Campfire: Fireworks Science

Celebrate the holiday around a colorful, crackling fire. Learn where the different fireworks colors come from and what causes that loud noise. Find out who made the first fireworks, and watch a cool experiment. Sparklers and toasted marshmallows provided. Park on Soapstone Drive between Glade Drive and Lawyers Road. Register by June 30. 306011003 7/3 Mon 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Walker Nature Center Fire Ring All Ages $6 $8

Fireflies in July

Just what makes those little bugs glow and why do they do it? Learn what they eat and where they live. How can you attract them to your own backyard? Find out the answers to these questions and more as we stroll by Lake Newport and explore Brown’s Chapel Park to catch a glimpse of this bioluminescent phenomenon. Make a glowing craft to take home. Register by July 18. 306011008 7/21 Fri 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm The Lake House All Ages $6 $8 

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 “un-nature” trail, and follow clues to solve a mystery animal’s trail. Favors include a magnifying hand lens, a mini-notebook 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).

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, 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.

Campfire: Gourmet S’mores

School’s out for summer! Join us around the campfire. Dine on creative s’mores. Sing songs, share stories and enjoy a memorable evening full of fun. Park on Soapstone Drive between Glade Drive and Lawyers Road. Register by June 20. 206011003 6/23 Fri 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Walker Nature Center Fire Ring All Ages $6 $8

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Parties may be booked up to three months in advance. Weekend dates are limited and fill quickly. Consider a weekday afternoon or evening party. Maximum 15 children per party.

$175/RA member $200/Non-members For more info, call 703-476-9689 and press 3 or email naturecenter@reston.org.

TO REGISTER FOR ACTIVITIES, GO TO WWW.RESTONWEBTRAC.ORG OR CALL 703-435-6530 FOR MORE INFO.

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BABES IN THE WOODS

Ages 18 months through 35 months. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Fees are applied per child.

Tree Friends

Trees are important to every living creature. Discover how they provide food, shelter and oxygen to animals and people. Meet some big trees, make a tree craft and enjoy a story and snack in their shade. Register by April 28. 206111001 5/1 Mon 10:00 am - 11:00 am or 5/2 Tue 10:00 am - 11:00 am Walker Nature Center Ages 18-35 months $7 $9

Jumping Jamboree

Bring your jumping shoes as we explore the lives of jumping creatures like frogs, toads and flying squirrels. Can you jump as high as a frog or as long as a grasshopper? Make a jumping craft and take a walk to look for jumping creatures. Register by June 2. 206111001 6/5 Mon 10:00 am - 11:00 am or 6/6 Tue 10:00 am - 11:00 am Walker Nature Center Ages 18-35 months $7 $9

Buzz Goes the Bee

Flowers are blooming, and bees are busy gathering nectar and pollen in the gardens. Wear your own antennae and stinger and fly around like a bee. Make a cute bee craft and taste a yummy honey treat. Park at Hunters Woods Pool. Register by July 7th. 306111001 7/10 Mon 10:00 am - 11:00 am Hunters Woods Pavilion Ages 18-35 months $7 $9

or 7/11 Tue 10:00 am - 11:00 am Hunters Woods Pavilion Ages 18-35 months $7 $9

PRESCHOOL HAPPENINGS

3 to 5 years. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Fees are applied per child.â&#x20AC;&#x192;

Turtle Tracking

Learn about our wonderful Reston turtles. Some live on land. Some live in water. Look at turtle shells, meet a box turtle, and make a turtle craft. Finish your adventure by going on a turtle search. Register by May 20. 206121008 5/23 Tue 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm or 5/24 Wed 2:00 pm â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 3:00 pm Walker Nature Center Ages 3-5 $7 $9

Running on Sunshine

Every day the sun is hard at work supplying heat and light to our planet. Conduct experiments to see how powerful the sun's rays are. Make a sun catcher and sun dial to take home. Register by June 21. 206121008 6/24 Sat `10:30 am - 11:30 am Walker Nature Center Ages 3-5 $7 $9

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

Education Programs

Fun and educational programs are available in achievement areas such as: Forester, Naturalist, 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 upon request. $6/scout (min. charge $60) $8/scout (min. charge $80) Note: Camp Fire Ring can be rented for self-use. You bring the wood and the water. $15/hr. $20/hr.

Service Projects

Community service projects such as planting and trail maintenance days can be arranged for your group. FREE. Activity Kits: 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. TO FIND PROGRAMS AND EVENTS, USE THE INDICATED ACTIVITY NUMBER

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NATURE PRESCHOOL HAPPENINGS

Ages 3 to 5. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Fees are applied per child.

Knee Deep in a Creek

July 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 than can get dirty We will provide nets and buckets. Register by July 26. 306121008 7/29 Sat 10:30 am - 12:00 pm Walker Nature Center Ages 3-5 $5 $7

Kids Fishing DERBY

Bring your fishing rod or borrow one of ours to compete in this fun morning of fishing. No experience necessary. We’ll provide bait, prizes and light refreshments. A fishing license is not required for kids. Adults are not permitted to fish during the kids’ fishing time. Register by June 10. Volunteers are needed to teach kids how to fish and help with the event. Contact Ha Brock at 703435-7986 or habrock@reston.org. Volunteers must have a Virginia State Fishing License (freshwater only) available online at www.dgif.state. va.us. 206101301 6/17 Sat 9:30 am – 11:30 am Lake Audubon Boat Ramp, 2070 Twin Branches Road Ages 3-15 $5 $7

CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS

Ages 5 to 12. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Fees are applied per child.

Walking Stick Workshop School’s almost out, and it’s time to explore new territory. Make a walking stick that can travel with you on your next adventure. Choose the perfect stick, make a leather grip, and with help, engrave your name or initials to make it your own. All supplies included. Register by June 13. 206131012 6/16 Fri 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Walker Nature Center Ages 5-12 $7 $9

Fairy Festivale Saturday, July15

Choose from 2 event times: 306011306 10:00 am - 11:15 am or 11:30 am - 12:45 pm All Ages $7 $9 Calling all fairies young and old! We invite you to experience the magic of gossamer wings, fairy wands and enchanting tales of faraway places. Sip fairy tea and enjoy refreshments with the Fairy Queen. Make crafts, find hidden fairies, explore a woodland trail filled with fairy houses, and help to build a fairy house from natural materials. Participants will be invited to enter a Fairy House Contest with prizes for best children’s or adult/family fairy houses, plus a Fairy Costume Contest for adults and kids. Register by July 8.

TO REGISTER FOR ACTIVITIES, GO TO WWW.RESTONWEBTRAC.ORG OR CALL 703-435-6530 FOR MORE INFO.

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ADULT PROGRAMS Rain Barrel Workshop

WILDLIFE COUNTS & CLASSES

Make your own 52 gallon rain barrel from a recycled pickle barrel. (Limit 2 per household) 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. Register by May 17 at http://www.fairfaxcounty. gov/nvswcd/rainbarrels.htm To volunteer, contact Ha Brock at 703-435-7986 or email habrock@reston.org. 5/20 Sat 10:30 am - 12:30 pm Walker Nature Center Adult $55/barrel

Bird Class: An Introduction

Wine Tasting

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. Register by May 31. 206201205 6/3 Sat 6:45 am - 12:00 pm Walker Nature Center Adults Free

Sample red and white wines along with a variety of meats, cheeses and crackers inside 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. Registration required by May 22. 207221018 5/25 Thu 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm Walker Nature Center Adults $12/person $16/person

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. Register by May 29. 206201205 6/1 Thu 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Walker Nature Center Adults *$5/person *Free for count participants

Summer Bird Count

Butterfly Class: An Introduction

Butterfly Count

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. Register by July 5. 306201205 7/8 Sat 9:45 am - 1:00 pm Walker Nature Center Adults Free

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. Register by July 3. 306201205 7/6 Thu 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Walker Nature Center Adults *$5/person *Free for count participants

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Dragonfly Class: An Introduction

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 Presenter: Ken Rosenthal. Register by July 17. 306201205 7/20 Thu 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Walker Nature Center Adults *$5/person *Free for count participants

Dragonfly Count

Join us for the annual Dragonfly Count through Reston's natural areas. Meet local dragonfly lovers, learn tips on identification and have fun while helping to obtain important information on our fast-flying friends. Volunteers are invited to enjoy a light lunch, tally results and swap stories back at Nature House. Guest Leaders: Ken Rosenthal, Don Coram. Register by July 19. 306201205 7/22 Sat 9:45 am - 1:00 pm Walker Nature Center Adults Free

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NATURE BIRD WALKS

ENVIRONMENTAL FILM SERIES

Adults. Free. No registration required.

Beginning and expert birders are invited to search for birds in some of Reston’s most beautiful natural areas. We will visit a variety of sites. Our collaborative efforts usually produce a good variety of local birds, and we always have a great time. These walks are jointly sponsored by Audubon Society of Northern Virginia and The Bird Feeder store.

Late April Bird Walk: Twin Branches Nature Trail

Sunday, April 23 7:30 am - 10:30 am Location: Park on Glade Drive near Twin Branches Road

Early May Bird Walk: Glade Stream Valley/ Sapsucker Woods Sunday, May 7 7:30 am - 10:30 am Location: Glade Pool, 11550 Glade Drive

Late May Bird Walk: Stratton Woods Park Sunday, May 21 7:30 am - 10:30 am Location: Stratton Woods Park, 2431 Fox Mill Road

June Bird Walk: Walker Nature Center/Lower Snakeden Stream Valley Sunday, June 11 7:30 am - 10:30 am Location: Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive

July Bird Walk: Buttermilk Creek Trail/ Lake Fairfax Sunday, July 9 7:30 am - 10:30 am Location: Uplands Pool, 11032 Ring Road

FREE. $5 suggested donation. All films start at 7:00 pm on the last Friday of the month. Registration is requested due to limited seating. Walk-ins welcome as seats are available. Visit www.restonwebtrac. org or contact naturecenter@ reston.org, 703-476-9689, ext.5. Cosponsored by Friends of Reston

This Changes Everything

An epic attempt to re-imagine the vast challenge of climate, this film presents seven groups on the frontlines of environmental struggles from India to Montana and Alberta to Beijing. Inspired by Naomi Klein’s international non-fiction bestseller, Klein builds to an exciting idea that we can seize the crisis of climate change and transform our economic system into something better. 206201051 4/28 Fri 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Walker Nature Center Adults Free

Can You Dig This

Four unlikely gardeners in South Los Angeles discover what happens when they put their hands in the soil. See how the urban gardening movement is taking root, transforming neighborhoods and changing lives in the process. These "gangster gardeners" have created an inspirational oasis in the middle of one of the most notoriously dangerous places in America. 206201051 5/26 Fri 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Walker Nature Center Adults Free

Mission Blue

Legendary oceanographer Dr. Sylvia Earle is on a mission to save our oceans. Part actionadventure, part expose of an eco-disaster, this Emmy award winning film follows her campaign to save the world's oceans from threats such as overfishing and toxic waste. Her vision includes establishment of Hope Spots — special places vital to the health of the ocean, the blue heart of our planet. Watch as her dream team races around the world to defend them. 206201051 6/30 Fri 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Walker Nature Center Adults Free

Reston’s Official Bird: The Pileated Woodpecker Prints by Dana Ann Scheurer Price: $125 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. All proceeds from the sales of the prints benefit Friends of Reston, dedicated to helping Reston Association bring charitable, scientific and educational projects to the community. Visit its website at www.friendsofreston.org.

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PROHIBITED PLANTS IN RESTON

Banned Invasives

The banned invasive plant species that cannot be planted in Reston include:

The Reston Association’s Board of Directors recently updated the invasive plant ban to include all the plants on the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) Heritage Program’s invasive plant list. Even though many of these plants can be purchased at nurseries and garden centers, they are detrimental to our environment.

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Purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria) is on the statewide noxious weed list. It is not allowed to be sold by any nursery in Virginia. Unfortunately, it can still be purchased online and is a serious problem along waterways and moist areas. If you would like to learn more about native alternatives and invasive plants, visit “Plants” on the “Natural Resources” page in the “Nature” section of our Web site, www.reston. org. Please direct questions to our environmental resource staff at 703-437-7658.

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Flowering Pears (Pyrus calleryana cultivars) Winged Burning Bush (Euonymus alata) Japanese Barberry (Berberis thunbergii) Exotic Bush Honeysuckles (Lonicera spp.) Exotic Bamboos (Bambusa spp.) Chinese Wisteria (Wisteria sinensis) Japanese Wisteria (Wisteria floribunda) English Ivy (Hedera helix) Oriental Bittersweet (Celastrus orbiculatus) Porcelain-berry (Ampelopsis brevipedunculata) Yellow Flag (Iris pseudacorus) Chinese Privet (Ligustrum sinense) Periwinkle and Greater Periwinkle (Vinca major and minor)

LAKE ANNE BOAT RENTALS 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 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm Friday 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Sunday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm Cost: $10 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. Rental hours are limited to Saturday and Sunday hours after September 3rd.

MAY 25 - SEPTEMBER 24

BRUSH Free CHIPPING RA’s brush chipping program

Additional banned plants can be found at http://www. dcr.virginia.gov/naturalheritage/invsppdflist. If you would like to volunteer to help control invasive plants in Reston, contact Ha Brock via email at habrock@reston.org

GARDEN PLOTS

Do you have a Green Thumb? Reston Association’s garden plots are available for members to rent on an annual basis. Reserve early. The plots rent quickly. Plant flowers and vegetables at one of our five convenient locations. Contact gardenplots@reston.org or 703-437-7658.

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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 hardbound volume.

PLEASE: Brush only (Branches should be less than four 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.

DATES & SITES:

April 15-16 Central Services Facility May 20-21 Lake Audubon Pool

ON SALE for $20 at Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive All proceeds from the book sales go to the Walker Nature Center.

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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.

June 17-18 Central Services Facility July 15-16 Lake Audubon Pool

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SPECIAL EVENTS Reston Association has something for everyone including trips to local places of interest, monthly movies for seniors 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

Dog Days

Why not take man’s best friend for a dip at the pool?! Sat 8/26 at Dogwood Pool Sun 8/27 at North Hills Pool See www.restonwebtrac.org for details and registration.

Teddy Bear Picnic

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. Registration required. 207121016 5/4 Thu 10:00 am - 11:00 am The Lake House Ages: 3-5 $8 $12

Pretty in Pink Princess Party

Hear Yee, Hear Yee! By Royal Proclamation, you are "hear-by" invited to Reston Association's Pretty in Pink Princess Party. Join us for a morning full of royal endeavors followed by a tea party luncheon. All princesses from kingdoms not so far away are encouraged to dress up as their favorite princess. This program is cancelled in the event of rain. Registration required. You must cancel 72 hours in advance to receive a refund. 207121013 5/16 Tue 10:30 am - 11:30 am North Hills Pavilion Ages: 3-5 yrs. $8 $12

With an Oink, and a Moo, and a Cock-a-DoodleDoo… Reston Association wants to party with you! Join Reston Association for a morning of farm-filled fun. Bring the family by to enjoy crafts, a petting zoo, age appropriate games, and plenty of photo opportunities. It’ll be something to “crow” about! Registration required. You must cancel 72 hours in advance to receive a refund. 207011003 6/3 Sat 10:00 am - 2:00 pm North Hills Pavilion All ages $12 $16

National Mac and Cheese Day

Did you know it is National Mac and Cheese Day? Come out to the Lake House for a bunch of cheesy fun! Parents may drop their kids off and they can enjoy a craft, games and food! Registration required. You must cancel 72 hours in advance to receive a refund. 307131021 7/14 Fri 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm The Lake House Ages: 5-12 $15 $20

PROVIDED BY CAPITAL BIKESHARE

Barnyard Bash

ALL AGES

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

Tour d’Art Bike Ride

The Reston Tour d'Art is a guided bicycle tour of Reston's outdoor art. Ride along Reston's paths and quiet roads with stops to hear about Reston's featured artworks, including colorful murals and commissioned sculptures. Cyclists are encouraged to bring water and nutritional snacks. All riders must have the ability to keep up with the group, averaging 10 mph over a 2-hour period, over hilly terrain. Helmets are required for all riders under 15 years old. Registration required, as space is limited. No bike? Stop by Reston Association for a 24-hour pass to try Capital Bikeshare. Pick up the bike before you join us. Find stations and details at www.capitalbikeshare.com. 207010701 4/22 Sat 9:30 am - 11:30 am Lake Newport Tennis Courts All Ages FREE

Trip to Nationals vs. Rangers Baseball Game

Join us for a chartered bus trip to Nationals Park to see the Nats play the Rangers. Seats are under cover in section 416. You are welcome to bring food and drink for the bus ride. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration required. All sales are final. 207011609 6/10 Sat 10:00 am - 4:30 pm Bus pick-up location Reston Association Headquarters All Ages $40 $45

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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 703-435-6577 for more information or weather related cancellations. Registration is not required. Time: 8:30 p.m. – until the movie is over Dates & Locations Thu Lake Audubon Pool

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Wed 7/5 Tall Oaks Pool Wed 7/19 North Hills Pool Thu 7/27 Newbridge Pool Tue 8/8 Glade Pool

Ice Cream Socials

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 703-4356577 for more information or weather related cancellations. Registration is not required. Dates & Locations Tue 5/30 4:30 pm - until ice cream is gone North Shore Pool Tue 6/7 4 :30 pm - until ice cream is gone Lake Newport Pool

Fri 6/16 Thu 8/10 4:30 pm - until ice cream is gone 2:00 pm Autumnwood Pool Glade Pool Wed 8/16 Wed 6/28 4:00 pm Dogwood Pool 2:00 pm - until ice cream is gone Dogwood Pool School's Out for Mon 7/10 2:00 pm - until ice cream is gone Shadowood Pool

Summer Pool Party

Bring your family and friends and come to the pool party to celebrate the end of school. There will be a Mon 7/24 DJ and a cookout to include 2:00 pm - until ice cream is gone hamburgers, hotdogs, drinks Ridge Heights Pool & dessert. Food will be served at 5 p.m. Registration is not Tue 8/1 required. This program is 2:00 pm - until ice cream is gone cancelled in the event of rain. Autumnwood Pool 6/23 Fri 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm Popsicle Mania! Hunters Woods Pool Summer is hot, so come cool off All Ages FREE at the pool and enjoy refreshing popsicles while sitting poolside. July 4th Celebration Supplies are limited. FREE. Start the day with a splash! These events are cancelled in Come to the pool and enjoy the event of rain or threatening the festivities before you go rain. Contact Ashleigh@ enjoy fireworks. We will have reston.org or call 703-435a DJ, contests and prizes. 6577 for more information or Pizza, popcorn and cotton weather related cancellations. candy will be available for Registration is not required. purchase. This program is cancelled in the event of rain. Dates & Locations Registration is not required. Wed 5/31 7/4 4:30 pm Glade Pool Tue 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm Lake Newport Pool Mon 6/5 All Ages FREE 4:00 pm Ridge Heights Pool

Totally Trucks

Bring the kids and check out all the big trucks that Reston Association uses to make Reston beautiful. In addition, we may have a police and fire truck on display. Children will receive a “Totally Trucks” construction helmet. Rain or shine. Registration is not required. 8/4 Fri 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Reston Association’s Central Services Facility All Ages FREE

Tue 6/13 4:00 pm North Shore Pool Tue 6/27 2:00 pm Lake Newport Pool Fri 6/30 2:00 pm North Hills Pool Wed 7/12 2:00 pm Uplands Pool Tue 7/25 2:00 pm Golf Course Island Pool Wed 8/2 2:00 pm Tall Oaks Pool Wed 8/9 2:00 pm Shadowood Pool

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SPECIAL EVENTS ADULT EVENTS

55+ EVENTS

Hot Tub Movies

Senior Movie Day

Ages 17 years and older

Ages 55 years and older.

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 weather related cancellations. Registration is not required. Time: 8:30 p.m. – until the movie is over Fri Glade Pool Tue North Hills Pool

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Bike to Work Day… Reston Pit Stop FRIDAY, MAY 19 FREE EVENT Reston Association invites 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 to 9:30 a.m. to receive a free T-shirt, enjoy light refreshments, and be entered into a raffle for a free bicycle.

Register at: www.biketoworkmetrodc.org

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. Movies follow Fairfax County Public Schools for winter weather cancellations. If schools are delayed, the movie will go on as scheduled. If schools are closed, the movie is cancelled. Registration is not required. Deep Water Horizon 4/25 Hidden Figures 5/24 La La Land 6/28 Wed Doors Open: 9:15 am Showtime: 10:00 am Bow Tie Cinemas Ages 55+ FREE

Health & Happiness Event

Register for this year’s Older Americans Month event that will host three fantastic speakers, Denise Scruggs, Dr. Joseph Annibali and Dr. Lantie Elisabeth Jorandby. Enjoy healthy refreshments, book sales and signings. Co-sponsored by Reston Community Center and Reston Association. Registration required. 207221305 5/10 Wed 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Reston Community Center at Hunters Woods Ages: 55+ FREE

Container Planting

Have the perfect window sill or patio to enjoy a container garden? Learn what flowers and herbs grow best in containers and how to arrange them creatively. Listen to a presentation then plant a small container garden to take home. Registration required. 207221004 5/16 Tue 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm Walker Nature Center Ages: 55+ $14 $18

55+ Bike Ride

Join the 55+ bike riders for a multi-modal ride from WiehleReston East Metrorail Station to Arlington for a history biking tour of some Arlington/ Alexandria sites. Meet at Wiehle-Reston East Station at 9:30 am to board the Metro at 10 am. You will need to bring a bike in good repair, a Metro pass or money to get one, some money for lunch in Shirlington and a lock. Helmets are mandatory, so bring and wear yours! This is a NO DROP ride, and our average pace will be 10-12mph. The distance will be about 15 miles. Registration required as space is limited to 10 riders. Don't forget a camera. 207220701 5/17 Wed 9:30 am - 3:00 pm Wiehle-Reston East Metrorail Station Ages: 55+ FREE

Wine Tasting at the Nature House

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. 207221018 5/25 Thu 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm Walker Nature Center Ages: 55+ $12 $16

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COMMUNITY YARD SALE SATURDAY, MAY 13 (RAIN DATE: MAY 14) 8:30 AM â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 12:00 PM

1900 CAMPUS COMMONS DR. (CORNER OF SUNRISE VALLEY DR. & WIEHLE AVE.) VENDOR SPACE IS SOLD OUT

Come by to browse for great bargains at our ninety-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 information on weather related cancellations. TO FIND PROGRAMS AND EVENTS, USE THE INDICATED ACTIVITY NUMBER

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SPECIAL EVENTS 55+ EVENTS

Ice Cream Senior Social

Ages 55 years and older.

Learn How to Ride the Bus and the Metro

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 required. 207221010 6/6 Tue 10:00 am - 1:30 pm or 8/9 Wed 10:00 am - 1:30 pm Reston Association Headquarters Ages: 55+ FREE

55+ Advisory Committee This committee, established by the Reston Association, advises the board on how to enhance the general welfare and wellbeing of the Association’s Senior Adults (55 and over) through the promotion and support of Association programs and leisure services. We are looking for NEW ideas and FRESH perspectives. Give something back to your community by volunteering your time and join this active RA committee. 2nd Tuesday of each month from 2 - 3:30 pm Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive

Join us for an old-fashioned ice cream social and learn about upcoming 55+ trips, classes and events offered by Reston Community Center and Reston Association. Enjoy ice cream and a variety of toppings provided by Tall Oaks Assisted Living Center while 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 required. 107221015 6/8 Thu 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm Reston Community Center at Lake Anne Ages: 55+ FREE

Jigsaw Puzzle & Lunch

Do you like to put together jigsaw puzzles? If so, Reston Association’s 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. 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 America’s favorite pastimes. Lunch will be provided. Registration required. 207221008 6/15 Thu 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Reston Association Headquarters Ages: 55+ $12 $15

Pie Party

Join us for an afternoon Pie Party at the Nature House. This second annual, social event will allow registrants to mingle while enjoying a various selection of pies and refreshments as well as games like, crossword puzzles and 1950s, ‘60s and ‘70s jeopardy. There will also be door prizes. 307221014 7/13 Thu 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm The Nature House Ages: 55+ $7 $9

55+ TRIPS AND TOURS Ages 55 years and older.

Reston Association’s 55+ Advisory Committee will take a variety of trips this year to locations such as Museums, wineries, 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.

Trip to Cana Vineyards and the Winery at Bull Run

Join us for a bus trip to Cana Vineyards in Middleburg, VA and The Winery at Bull Run to explore two of the many beauties within Virginia Wine Country. Cana Vineyard is a relaxing winery that has a large tasting room with ample seating with two floors and a patio. The Winery at Bull Run has an 1800’s authentic style that will bring you back to civil war Virginia. Spend some time in their beautiful, unique, and inviting tasting rooms or just relax with friends and of course a glass of wine! Tastings are on your own. Pack a picnic lunch to enjoy. Registration required. 207221604 6/1 Thu 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Bus pick-up times & Locations: 10:00 am Hunters Woods Shopping Center (Ledo Pizza) 10:15 am Lake Anne Plaza parking lot Ages: 55+ $25 $30

Trip to National Theatre to see RENT

In 1996, an original rock musical by a little-known composer opened on Broadway… and forever changed the landscape of American theater. Two decades later, this Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award® — winning masterpiece follows an unforgettable year in the lives of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams without selling out. With its inspiring message of joy and hope in the face of fear, this timeless celebration of friendship and creativity reminds us to measure our lives with the only thing that truly matters — love. Registration required. All sales are final. 207221610 6/22 Thu 5:15 pm - 11:00 pm Bus pick-up times & Locations: 5:15 pm Hunters Woods Shopping Center (Ledo Pizza) 5:30 pm Lake Anne Plaza parking lot Ages: 55+ $95 $110

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Presented by the Reston Historic Trust with support from Reston Community Center and co-sponsored by Reston Association and Public Art Reston. Hosted by Lake Anne Plaza.

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TENNIS 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.

Munchkins Tennis

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.

Munchkins Tennis

Once a week for six weeks. 208100901 Session 2 5/16-6/20 Tue 10:00 am - 10:45 am Northshore Tennis Courts Ages 3-4 $105 $115 Session 2 5/19-6/23 Fri 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm Northshore Tennis Courts Ages 3-4 $105 $115 Session 2 5/20-6/24 Sat 9:00 am - 9:45 am Northshore Tennis Courts Ages 3-4 $105 $115 Session 2 5/20-6/24 Sat 10:00 am - 10:45 am Northshore Tennis Courts Ages 3-4 $105 $115

Munchkins Tennis

Once a week for eight weeks. (No classes on July 4th) 308120901 Session 3 6/27-8/22 Tue 10:00 am - 10:45 am Northshore Tennis Courts Ages 3-4 $145 $149 Session 3 7/7-8/25 Fri 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm Northshore Tennis Courts Ages 3-4 $145 $149 Session 3 7/8-8/26 Sat 9:00 am - 9:45 am Northshore Tennis Courts Ages 3-4 $145 $149 Session 3 7/8-8/26 Sat 10:00 am - 10:45 am Northshore Tennis Courts Ages 3-4 $145 $149

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.

Aces I

Once a week for six weeks. 208100902 Session 2 5/16-6/20 Tue 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Northshore Tennis Courts Ages 5-7 $115 $125 Session 2 5/19-6/23 Fri 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Northshore Tennis Courts Ages 5-7 $115 $125 Session 2 5/20-6/24 Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 am Northshore Tennis Courts Ages 5-7 $115 $125

Session 2 5/20-6/24 Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 am Northshore Tennis Courts Ages 5-7 $115 $125

Aces I

Once a week for eight weeks. (No classes on July 4th) Session 3: June 27-August 26 308130902 Session 3 6/27-8/22 Tue 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Northshore Tennis Courts Ages 5-7 $192 $196 Session 3 7/7-8/25 Fri 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Northshore Tennis Courts Ages 5-7 $192 $196 Session 3 7/8-8/26 Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 am Northshore Tennis Courts Ages 5-7 $192 $196 Session 3 7/8-8/26 Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 am Northshore Tennis Courts Ages 5-7 $192 $196

Aces II

Once a week for six weeks. 208100903 Session 2 5/17-6/21 Wed 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Northshore Tennis Courts Ages 5-8 $115 $125 Session 2 5/19-6/23 Fri 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Northshore Tennis Courts Ages 5-8 $115 $125 Session 2 5/20-6/24 Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 pm Northshore Tennis Courts Ages 5-8 $115 $125

Aces II

Once a week for eight weeks. (No classes on July 4th) 308130903 Session 3 6/28-8/16 Wed 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Northshore Tennis Courts Ages 5-8 $192 $196 Session 3 7/7-8/25 Fri 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Northshore Tennis Courts Ages 5-8 $192 $196 Session 3 7/8-8/26 Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 pm Northshore Tennis Courts Ages 5-8 $192 $196

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ORANGE BALL FUTURES

Futures Orange Ball is played on a 60-by-21-foot court, with an orange ball and a 23- to 25-inch racket.

Orange Ball Futures I

Orange Dot balls are a perfect way to get your young athlete involved in the game of tennis. They travel at half the speed of a standard tennis ball, giving it a lower bounce and making the game more accessible to children 7 to 10 years old. This course will include drills for footwork, shot preparation, and recovery.

Orange Ball Futures I

Once a week for six weeks. 208100908 Session 1 4/29-6/3 Sat 9:30 am - 10:30 am Barton Hill Tennis Courts Ages 7-10 $135 $145 Session 2 5/19-6/23 Fri 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm Hook Road Tennis Courts Ages 7-10 $135 $145 Session 3 6/10-7/15 Sat 9:30 am - 10:30 am Barton Hill Tennis Courts Ages 7-10 $135 $145

Orange Ball Futures I

Orange Dot balls with coach Juan. Once a week for six weeks. 208130908 4/17-5/22 Mon 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm Barton Hill Tennis Courts Ages 7-10 $188 $198 6/5-7/10 Mon 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm Barton Hill Tennis Courts Ages 7-10 $188 $198 308100908 7/17-8/21 Mon 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm Barton Hill Tennis Courts Ages 7-10 $188 $198

Orange Ball Futures I

Once a week for eight weeks. (No classes on July 4th) 308130908 Session 3 7/7-8/25 Fri 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm Hook Road Tennis Courts Ages 7-10 $180 $184

Orange Ball Futures II

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. A third of every lesson will be devoted to match play.

Orange Ball Futures II

Once a week for six weeks. 208100909 Session 1 4/29-6/3 Sat 10:30 am - 11:30 am Barton Hill Tennis Courts Ages 8-10 $135 $145

Orange Ball Futures II

Once a week for six weeks. 308130909 Session 3 7/22-8/26 Sat 10:30 am - 11:30 am Barton Hill Tennis Courts Ages 8-10 $135 $145

Orange Ball Futures II

Twice a week for three weeks. 208100909 Session 2 4/25-5/11 Tue & Thu 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm Hook Road Tennis Courts Ages 8-10 $188 $198 Session 3 5/16-6/1 Tue & Thu 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm Hook Road Tennis Courts Ages 8-10 $188 $198

Orange Ball Futures II

Twice a week for three weeks (July 4th class will be made up) 308130909 Session 5 6/27-7/13 Tue & Thu 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm Hook Road Tennis Courts Ages 8-10 $188 $198 Session 6 7/18-8/3 Tue & Thu 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm Hook Road Tennis Courts Ages 8-10 $188 $198 Session 7 8/8-8/24 Tue & Thu 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm Hook Road Tennis Courts Ages 8-10 $188 $198

Session 4 6/6-6/22 Tue & Thu 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm Hook Road Tennis Courts Ages 8-10 $188 $198

Session 2 6/10-7/15 Sat 10:30 am - 11:30 am Barton Hill Tennis Courts Ages 8-10 $135 $145

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TENNIS JUNIOR TENNIS

This is RA’s Beginner and Advanced Beginner Lessons for ages 10-12 years old. These classes are intended for kids still developing their technical abilities and ball recognition skills.

Level One

Level One is designed for students with little or no tennis experience. Players will learn proper grips, footwork patterns and correct swing technique for forehand, backhand, serve and volleys.

Level Two

Level Two will have heavy emphasis on ball control,hitting over the net with margin of error and learning to rally.

Level One

Twice a week for three weeks. 208100905 Session 2 4/25-5/11 Tue & Thu 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Lake Newport Tennis Courts Ages 8-12 $135 $145 Session 3 5/16-6/1 Tue & Thu 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Lake Newport Tennis Courts Ages 8-12 $135 $145 Session 4 6/6-6/22 Tue & Thu 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Lake Newport Tennis Courts Ages 8-12 $135 $145

Level One

Twice a week for three weeks (No classes on July 4th) 308130905 Session 4 6/27-7/13 Tue & Thu 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Lake Newport Tennis Courts Ages 8-12 $135 $145 Session 5 7/18-8/3 Tue & Thu 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Lake Newport Tennis Courts Ages 8-12 $135 $145

Level One

This class is for players with little or no tennis background. Once a week for six weeks. 208100905 Session 2 5/13-6/17 Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 am Autumnwood Tennis Courts Ages 8-12 $135 $145 Session 2 5/13-6/17 Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 pm Autumnwood Tennis Courts Ages 8-12 $135 $145

Level One

Once a week for eight weeks. (No classes on July 4th) 308130905 Session 3 6/24-8/19 Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 am Autumnwood Tennis Courts Ages 8-12 $180 $184 Session 3 6/24-8/19 Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 pm Autumnwood Tennis Courts Ages 8-12 $180 $184

Session 6 8/8-8/24 Tue & Thu 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Lake Newport Tennis Courts Ages 8-12 $135 $145

Level Two

Level Two

Session 3 5/15-5/31 Mon & Wed 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Lake Newport Tennis Courts Ages 8-12 $135 $145

Level Two

Twice a week for three weeks. 208100906 Session 2 4/24-5/10 Mon & Wed 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Lake Newport Tennis Courts Ages 8-12 $135 $145

Session 4 6/5-6/21 Mon & Wed 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Lake Newport Tennis Courts Ages 8-12 $135 $145

Once a week for six weeks. 208100906 Session 2 5/13-6/17 Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 am Autumnwood Tennis Courts Ages 8-12 $135 $145 Once a week for eight weeks. (No class on July 1st) 308130906 Session 3 6/24-8/19 Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 a.m Autumnwood Tennis Courts Ages 8-12 $180 $184

Level Two

Twice a week for three weeks. (No classes on July 4th) 308130906 Session 5 6/26-7/12 Mon & Wed 5 :00 pm - 6:00 pm Lake Newport Tennis Courts Ages 8-12 $135 $145 Session 6 7/17-8/2 Mon & Wed 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Lake Newport Tennis Courts Ages 8-12 $135 $145 Session 7 8/7-8/23 Mon & Wed 5 :00 pm - 6:00 pm Lake Newport Tennis Courts Ages 8-12 $135 $145

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TEEN TENNIS

HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS INNOVATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

Teens will enjoy tennis with their peers and learn the fundamentals of tennis techniques and strokes. Emphasis is on fun, fitness and play. Class size limited to six.

Level One

This class is for players with little or no tennis background.

Level Two

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 an RA instructor has approved moving up to level two.

Level One

Twice a week for three weeks (No classes Memorial Day.) 208100911 Session 2 4/25-5/11 Tue & Thu 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Shadowood Tennis Courts Ages 13-17 $135 $145 Session 3 5/16-6/1 Tues & Thu 6:00 pm -7:00 pm Shadowood Tennis Courts Ages 13-17 $135 $145 Session 4 6/6-6/22 Tue & Thu 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Shadowood Tennis Courts Ages 13-17 $135 $145

Level One

Twice a week for three weeks. (No classes on July 4th) 308140911 Session 5 6/27-7/13 Tue & Thu 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Shadowood Tennis Courts Ages 13-17 $135 $145 Session 6 7/18-8/3 Tue & Thu 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Shadowood Tennis Courts Ages 13-17 $135 $145

Level Two

Twice a week for three weeks. (No classes Memorial Day.) 208100912 Session 2 4/25-5/11 Tue & Thu 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Shadowood Tennis Courts Ages 13-17 $135 $145 Session 3 5/16-6/1 Tue & Thu 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Shadowood Tennis Courts Ages 13-17 $135 $145 Session 4 6/6-6/22 Tue & Thu 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Shadowood Tennis Courts Ages 13-17 $135 $145

Level Two

Twice a week for three weeks. (No classes on July 4th) 308140912 Session 5 6/27-7/13 Tue & Thu 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Shadowood Tennis Courts Ages 13-17 $135 $145

Session 4 6/6-6/22 Tue& Thu 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm Autumnwood Tennis Courts Ages 12-17 $188 $198

This is Reston Associationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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.

High School Tennis Innovations Development Program

Twice a week for three weeks. 208100914 Session 2 4/25-5/11 Tue & Thu 5:30 pm- 7:00 pm Autumnwood Tennis Courts Ages 12-17 $188 $198

High School Tennis Innovations Development Program

Twice a week for three weeks. (No classes on July 4th) 308140914 Session 5 6/27-7/13 Tue & Thu 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm Autumnwood Tennis Courts Ages 12-17 $188 $198 Session 6 7/18-8/3 Tue & Thu 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm Autumnwood Tennis Courts Ages 12-17 $188 $198 Session 7 8/8-8/24 Tue & Thu 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm Autumnwood Tennis Courts Ages 12-17 $188 $198

Session 3 5/16-6/1 Tue & Thu 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm Autumnwood Tennis Courts Ages 12-17 $188 $198

Session 6 7/18-8/3 Tue & Thu 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Shadowood Tennis Courts Ages 13-17 $135 $145 Session 7 8/8-8/24 Tue & Thu 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Shadowood Tennis Courts Ages 13-17 $135 $145

Session 7 8/8-8/24 Tue & Thu 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Shadowood Tennis Courts Ages 13-17 $135 $145 TO FIND PROGRAMS AND EVENTS, USE THE INDICATED ACTIVITY NUMBER

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TENNIS ADULT TENNIS

18 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.

Beginners

Groups of three to six students meet with one instructor. Twice a week for three weeks. (No classes Memorial Day.) 208200915 Session 2 4/24-5/10 Mon & Wed 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm Lake Newport Tennis Courts Ages 18+ $144 $154 Session 2 4/25-5/11 Tue & Thu 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Lake Newport Tennis Courts Ages 18+ $144 $154 Session 3 5/15-5/31 Mon & Wed 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm Lake Newport Tennis Courts Ages 18+ $144 $154 Session 3 5/16-6/1 Tue & Thu 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Lake Newport Tennis Courts Ages 18+ $144 $154

Session 4 6/5-6/21 Mon & Wed 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm Lake Newport Tennis Courts Ages 18+ $144 $154

Session 7 8/8-8/24 Tue & Thu 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Lake Newport Tennis Courts Ages 18+ $144 $154

Session 4 6/6-6/22 Tue & Thu 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Lake Newport Tennis Courts Ages 18+ $144 $154

Advanced Beginners

Beginners

Groups of three to six students meet with one instructor. Twice a week for three weeks 308200915 Session 5 6/26-7/12 Mon & Wed 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm Lake Newport Tennis Courts Ages 18+ $144 $154 Session 5 6/27-7/13 Tue & Thu 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Lake Newport Tennis Courts Ages 18+ $144 $154 Session 6 7/17-8/2 Mon & Wed 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm Lake Newport Tennis Courts Ages 18+ $144 $154 Session 6 7/18-8/3 Tue & Thu 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Lake Newport Tennis Courts Ages 18+ $144 $154 Session 7 8/7-8/23 Mon & Wed 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm Lake Newport Tennis Courts Ages 18+ $144 $154

Groups of three to six students meet with one instructor. Twice a week for three weeks. (No classes Memorial Day.) 208200916 Session 2 4/24-5/10 Mon & Wed 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Lake Newport Tennis Courts Ages 18+ $144 $154

Advanced Beginners

Groups of three to six students meet with one instructor. Twice a week for three weeks. (No class July 3rd and 4th) 308200916 Session 5 6/26-7/12 Mon & Wed 6 :00 pm - 7:00 pm Lake Newport Tennis Courts Ages 18+ $144 $154 Session 5 6/27-7/13 Tue & Thu 7:00 pm-8:00 pm Lake Newport Tennis Courts Ages 18+ $144 $154

Session 2 4/25-5/11 Tue & Thu 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Lake Newport Tennis Courts Ages 18+ $144 $154

Session 6 7/17-8/2 Mon & Wed 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Lake Newport Tennis Courts Ages 18+ $144 $154

Session 3 5/15-5/31 Mon & Wed 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Lake Newport Tennis Courts Ages 18+ $144 $154

Session 6 7/18-8/3 Tue & Thu 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Lake Newport Tennis Courts Ages 18+ $144 $154

Session 3 5/16-6/1 Tues & Thu 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Lake Newport Tennis Courts Ages 18+ $144 $154

Session 7 8/7-8/23 Mon & Wed 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Lake Newport Tennis Courts Ages 18+ $144 $154

Session 4 6/5-6/21 Mon & Wed 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Lake Newport Tennis Courts Ages 18+ $144 $154

Session 7 8/8-8/24 Tue & Thu 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Lake Newport Tennis Courts Ages 18+ $144 $154

Session 4 6/6-6/22 Tue & Thu 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Lake Newport Tennis Courts Ages 18+ $144 $154

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Intermediates

Groups of three to six students meet with one instructor. Twice a week for three weeks. (No classes Memorial Day.) 208200917 Session 2 4/24-5/10 Mon & Wed 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Lake Newport Tennis Courts Ages 18+ $144 $154 Session 2 4/25-5/11 Tue & Thu 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm Lake Newport Tennis Courts Ages 18+ $144 $154 Session 3 5/15-5/31 Mon & Wed 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Lake Newport Tennis Courts Ages 18+ $144 $154 Session 3 5/16-6/1 Tue & Thu 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm Lake Newport Tennis Courts Ages 18+ $144 $154 Session 4 6/5-6/21 Mon & Wed 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Lake Newport Tennis Courts Ages 18+ $144 $154 Session 4 6/6-6/22 Tue & Thu 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm Lake Newport Tennis Courts Ages 18+ $144 $154

Intermediates

Groups of three to six students meet with one instructor. Twice a week for three weeks. (No class July 3rd and 4th) 308200917 Session 5 6/26-7/12 Mon & Wed 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Lake Newport Tennis Courts Ages 18+ $144 $154 Session 5 6/27-7/13 Tue & Thu 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm Lake Newport Tennis Courts Ages 18+ $144 $154

Session 6 7/18-8/3 Tue & Thu 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm Lake Newport Tennis Courts Ages 18+ $144 $154 Session 7 8/7-8/23 Mon & Wed 7:00 pm-8:00 pm Lake Newport Tennis Courts Ages 18+ $144 $154 Session 7 8/8-8/24 Tue & Thu 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm Lake Newport Tennis Courts Ages 18+ $144 $154

Beginners

Groups of three to six students meet with one instructor. Once a week for four weeks. 208200915 Session 1 4/1-4/22 Sat 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Autumnwood Tennis Courts Ages 18+ $144 $154 Session 2 4/29-5/20 Sat 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Autumnwood Tennis Courts Ages 18+ $144 $154 Session 3 6/3-6/24 Sat 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Autumnwood Tennis Courts Ages 18+ $144 $154

Beginners

Groups of three to six students meet with one instructor. Once a week for four weeks. 308200915 Session 4 7/8-7/29 Sat 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Autumnwood Tennis Courts Ages 18+ $144 $154 Session 5 8/5-8/26 Sat 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Autumnwood Tennis Courts Ages 18+ $144 $154

Advanced Beginners

Advanced Beginner

Session 2 4/29-5/20 Sat 10:30 am - 12:00 pm Autumnwood Tennis Courts Ages 18+ $144 $154

Session 5 8/3-8/24 Thursday 10:30 am - 12:00 pm Hook Road Tennis Courts Ages 18+ $144 $154

Session 3 6/3-6/24 Sat 10:30 am - 12:00 pm Autumnwood Tennis Courts Ages 18+ $144 $154

Intermediate

Groups of three to six students meet with one instructor. Once a week for four weeks. 208200916 Session 1 4/1-4/22 Sat 10:30 am - 12:00 pm Autumnwood Tennis Courts Ages 18+ $144 $154

Advanced Beginners

Once a week for four weeks. 308200916 Session 4 7/8-7/29 Sat 10:30 am - 12:00 pm Autumnwood Tennis Courts Ages 18+ $144 $154 Session 5 8/5-8/26 Sat 10:30 am - 12:00 pm Autumnwood Tennis Courts Ages 18+ $144 $154

Advanced Beginner

Groups of three to six students meet with one instructor. Once a week for four weeks. 208200916 Session 2 5/4-5/25 Thu 10:30 am - 12:00 pm Hook Road Tennis Courts Ages 18+ $144 $154 Session 3 6/1-6/22 Thursday 10:30 am - 12:00 pm Hook Road Tennis Courts Ages 18+ $144 $154

Groups of three to six students meet with one instructor. Once a week for four weeks. 308200916 Session 4 7/6-7/27 Thursday 10:30 a.m - 12:00 pm Hook Road Tennis Courts Ages 18+ $144 $154

Groups of three to six students meet with one instructor. Once a week for four weeks. 208200917 Session 2 4/29-5/20 Sat 9:00 am - 10:30 am Autumnwood Tennis Courts Ages 18+ $144 $154 Session 3 6/3-6/24 Sat 9:00 am - 10:30 am Autumnwood Tennis Courts Ages 18+ $144 $154

Intermediate

Groups of three to six students meet with one instructor. Once a week for four weeks. 308200917 Session 4 7/8-7/29 Sat 9:00 am - 10:30 am Autumnwood Tennis Courts Ages 18+ $144 $154 Session 5 8/5-8/26 Sat 9:00 am - 10:30 am Autumnwood Tennis Courts Ages 18+ $144 $154

Session 6 7/17-8/2 Mon & Wed 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Lake Newport Tennis Courts Ages 18+ $144 $154

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TENNIS Northern Virginia Tennis League

ADULT TENNIS LEAGUES

18 years and older.

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. Teams: B-2, B-3, C-1 Women play at Lake Newport, Hook Road and Autumnwood on weekday mornings or travel to other area clubs. *Non-members must purchase an RA tennis membership to participate. 208200802-1B1

Bronze April RA Tennis Courts Ages 18+ Pearls April RA Tennis Courts Ages 18+ Gold April RA Tennis Courts Ages 18+

TENNIS RATINGS

Tue $30

$35 Tue

$25

$30 Wed

$25

$30

Reston Association tennis professionals will give free ratings. Please call 703-435- 6502 to arrange a convenient time. These are Reston ratings and apply for play in the Reston Team Tennis League. Adults Tennis Leagues 18 years and older.

Men! Women! Seniors! Play singles, doubles or mixed doubles in the Northern Virginia Tennis League. This league begins mid-May and continues through July. Mens Men play at Lake Newport, Newbridge, Uplands, and travel to play against other clubs on Saturday mornings. 2082008031G1 May Womens Women play at Lake Newport, Autumnwood and Hook on weekday mornings and Tuesday evenings or travel to other area clubs, depending on the schedule. 2082008041B1 May $25/person *$30/ person *Non-residents must purchase an RA Tennis Membership to participate.

Reston Team Tennis (RTT)

Reston Team Tennis, formally known as World Team Tennis, is one of our most popular leagues. There are 18 teams that play on Wednesday and Thursday nights. This is a social, yet competitive, league. Please call the tennis office at 703-435-6502 if you would like to join a team or start your own. Non-residents must purchase an RA Tennis Membership to participate. Format: Men’s & Women’s Singles and Men’s & Women’s Doubles and Mixed Doubles 208200806 3.0-3.5 4/12 Wed 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm RA Tennis Courts $90 $95 (without Shirt) 3.0-3.5 4/12 Wed 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm RA Tennis Courts $100 $105 (With Shirt)

4.0-4.5 4/13 Thu 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm RA Tennis Courts $90 $95 (without Shirt) 4.0-4.5 4/13 Thu 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm RA Tennis Courts $100 $105 (With Shirt)

Men's Singles Ladder

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

DROP-IN TENNIS

Tue 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.

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.

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-

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OURTS ARE TO BE C USED FOR TENNIS ONLY. Players are required to use tennis shoes when using the courts. (No jogging or soccer shoes.) Bicycles, skates, skateboards, baby carriages, playpens, strollers, radios and pets are not allowed on the courts. Children who are not playing tennis are not allowed on the courts. Please dispose of trash in proper receptacles.

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TENNIS KEY TAGS TENNIS INFO

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

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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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TENNIS LESSON GIFT

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

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THE 2017 US OPEN

THURSDAY, AUGUST 31 | 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, August 31.

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$180/RA members, $195/Non-members Availability is limited, so contact us today.

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TENNIS

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.

NICK ORIS

Nick Oris is a 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.

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.

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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.

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.

JIM ELDER

Jim has an Elite Professional Certification from the USPTA and is in his 21st year teaching for Reston. He's also the new President of the Northern Virginia Tennis League. Jim helps lead the High School and JV Development programs and does the player ratings for Team Tennis and Singles Ladder. In 2014, Jim was ranked #4 in MidAtlantic singles for Men's 65s.

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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.

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 high-energy instruction. His other passion is tennis photography. Pete photographs the pros at the Citi Open Tournament, as well as many other ATP tour events.

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.

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.

KATHY REDDLE

Kathy is both a Junior Development PTR-certified instructor and Adult PTRcertified instructor. From beginners to advanced juniors and adults, Kathy enjoys instructing at a variety of skill levels. Her passion for tennis and helping players reach their potential is a terrific combination.

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.


Visit our Tennis Pro Shop Get ready to have a great time playing tennis by visiting our Tennis Pro Shop. We currently stock Adult and Junior tennis racquets, shoes, bags, and more. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll help you get the right gear for your game. For more info, please email us at tennis@reston.org.

Babolat Pure Strike 100 $199 Babolat Pure Aero $219

Babolat Jr. Pure Drive 23 inch & 25 inch $59.95

Babolat Jr. Pure Aero 25 inch $99 Babolat Jr. Pure Aero 26 inch $109

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FACILITY RENTALS RA PICNIC PAVILIONS

Plan 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. RA members in good standing are given priority in all facility rental requests. NEW To search for availability, go to www.restonwebtrac. org and click on the Facility Rentals quick link. Contact Member Services: reservations@reston.org 703-435-6530 Rental Fees: $155/RA Members, $310/Corporate & Non-members

Dogwood Picnic Pavilion

2460 Green Range Drive, near Reston Parkway and Glade Drive Size: 1,200 square feet ƒƒ 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. ƒƒ Four picnic tables under cover and a large built-in grill ƒƒ Features ADAaccessible parking lot and pavilion area ƒƒ Water fountain, including doggie fountain feature located outside pool ƒƒ Parking shared with pool facility or at curbside

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Lake Anne Picnic Pavilion

11301 North Shore Drive Size: 900 square feet 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

North Hills Picnic Pavilion

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

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Corner of North Shore Drive and Temporary Road Size: 892 square feet Situated in a wooded, parklike 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

Brown’s Chapel Picnic Pavilion

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. 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)

Temporary Road Picnic Pavilion

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

11300 Baron Cameron Avenue, near Brown’s Chapel ƒƒ Four picnic tables and one grill under cover ƒƒ Restroom facility ƒƒ Near a basketball court, ball fields, an exercise trail and a tot lot ƒƒ Lake Newport also nearby for fishing off the dock/dam ƒƒ Available on a firstcome, first-serve basis at no charge


The Lake House SPONSORED BY COMSTOCK

Reston Association’s Newest Community Building on Lake Newport Now taking reservations for: • Summer Weddings & Engagement Parties • Graduation Parties • High School Reunions • Corporate Retreats & Workshops • Baby & Bridal Showers and more!

It’s not too early to book fall 2017 wedding receptions on the lake. Ask us about our Wedding Package, including Brown’s Chapel. Attractive Rates: $100-$275/hour Available for members and non-members year round. RA members in good standing are given priority in all facility rental requests. To search for availability, go to www.restonwebtrac.org and click on the Facility Rentals quick link. For monthly drop-in hours, see the Event Calendar. NEW

Contact Member Services: reservations@reston.org or 703-435-6530 11450 BARON CAMERON AVENUE, RESTON, VA 20190

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FACILITY RENTALS RA COMMUNITY BUILDINGS

Rent one of our indoor spaces for your next event. Most facilities are available to rent seven days a week. RA members in good standing are given priority in all facility rental requests. NEW To search for availability, go to www.restonwebtrac. org and click on the Facility Rentals quick link. Contact Member Services: reservations@reston.org 703-435-6530 Brown’s Chapel and the Glade Room 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

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Brown’s Chapel

1575 Brown’s Chapel Road Size: 914 square feet A very cozy and affordable facility close to home. Its tall ceilings provide excellent acoustics and its parklike 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.

Rental Fees: $20-$70 per hour (security deposit required). Available for members and non-members year round.

THE LAKE HOUSE

11450 Baron Cameron Avenue Size: 1490 square feet The Lake House, sponsored by Comstock, is Reston Association’s newest community building on Lake Newport and is frequently used for: ƒƒ Corporate parties and retreats ƒƒ Family gatherings ƒƒ Small-to mid-sized weddings and celebrations ƒƒ Workshops, classes and conferences ƒƒ Private functions

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.

Attractive Rates: 100-$275/hour Available for members and non-members year round.

Adopt-A-Bench

Help to increase seating along Reston’s pathways and at recreational areas such as tennis courts. Benches are recycled plastic with heavy duty steel support.

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.

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Pathway/ Recreation Area Bench: $1,000

Tennis Bench: $600

Recycling Bin: $1,000

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.

Contact CSFstaff@reston.org or call 703-437-7658.

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Ask us about our Wedding Package, including Brown’s Chapel.

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.

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Bike Rack: $750


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 60 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. For details and reservations, call 703-476-9689 and press 3 or email naturecenter@reston.org.

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VOLUNTEER RESTON | GET INVOLVED VOLUNTEER RESTON

DO YOU NEED SERVICE HOURS FOR SCHOOL?

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 on 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 skill with a variety of engaging and challenging projects and endeavors. RA volunteers consist of people of a variety of skill levels and age groups, including citizens, corporate teams, faith-based groups, college students, retirees, scouts and youth community service volunteers. Some of these volunteers have

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been involved in Reston for many years. They participate in one-time and ongoing 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.

CONNECT WITH VOLUNTEER RESTON ON SOCIAL MEDIA!

Following our accounts is a convenient way to stay up-to-date on volunteer opportunities in the Reston community. Get the latest updates about our events, share your experiences and photos with us, and see what all of our incredible volunteers are up to. Facebook.com/VolunteerReston Instagram @Volunteer_Reston Twitter @VolunteerReston If you’re not a fan of social media, you can also receive information through our website or email. Contact Ha Brock, Volunteer Supervisor, at habrock@reston.org to receive upcoming volunteer opportunities by email.

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Oftentimes 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, you can call Ha Brock at 703-435-7986, or email habrock@reston.org and she can help provide ideas and options that are well suited for your talents. You can also visit the RA website at www.reston. org and click on the “Volunteer Opportunities” tab for more information or to complete the online volunteer application.

SECCHI DIP-IN

JUNE 3 10 AM – NOON

Location: Access points at each lake

Join fellow boaters and lake enthusiasts for the 11th 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. To volunteer go to: http://bit.ly/2017LakeCleanup For more information contact Ha Brock, at 703-435-7986 or email habrock@reston.org.

Participate in the Annual Secchi 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 collected are used to assess the transparency of volunteermonitored 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 and sampling, contact Nicki Bellezza at 703-435-6560 or email Nicki@reston.org.


Garlic Mustard Challenge Start Weighing your Garlic Mustard April 3 – July 24

Can Reston beat the 3,320 pounds of garlic mustard pulled in 2016? Why Garlic Mustard?

Garlic mustard is an invasive plant that people brought over from Europe for culinary recipes. Each plant can produce thousands of seeds, helping it spread quickly while sending allelopathic chemicals into the soil that inhibit native plant growth. Garlic mustard is also linked to the decline of the West Virginia White Butterfly. The only thing that can keep this plant from taking over is you, the Habitat Hero.

Join the Challenge by:

1. Attending RA’s Habitat Heroes from April through July and learn how to identify and pull garlic mustard. RA staff will weigh your bags at these events. 2. Pulling on your own then bagging and weighing. Keep track of the pounds removed. RA can also weigh the bags and keep track for you. http://bit.ly/ragmc2017 3. Coordinating a special event during a weekday to pull garlic mustard with the help of RA staff.

Who can join?

Anyone! Scouts, families, church groups, businesses, community organizations, school groups, groups of friends, and individuals are encouraged to enter. Prizes are awarded in the following categories: ƒƒ Individual ƒƒ Small Group (<10) ƒƒ Large Group (>10) ƒƒ Corporate Group The final day of the Challenge is July 24, 2017. For more information call Patricia Greenberg at 703-435-6552 or email pgreenberg@reston.org.

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VOLUNTEER RESTON | GET INVOLVED ENVIRONMENTAL WORK DESCRIPTION & FIELD SAFETY Support habitat restoration, trail maintenance and/ or landscaping projects by performing any number of related tasks. The work may include removing weeds and invasive vegetation, transplanting seedlings, pruning vegetation, clearing trails, collecting trash, and loading/unloading tools and materials.

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. 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. 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 yearround. Join us! ƒƒ

These tasks may incorporate the use of tools, including, but not limited to: wheelbarrows, brooms, trowels, shovels, rakes, pruning shears, gardening hand tools, hand picks, pitchforks, weed wrenches and hand saws. Work is to be accomplished over a minimum period of two hours and max of eight hours on any given day.

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Yellow Jackets: Yellow jackets' nests are commonly found in trees and on the ground in natural areas. Yellow jackets are often difficult to spot, but if you see one, try not to follow it back to its nest. Instead clear the area immediately and warn others. If you know you are allergic, please take precaution for your safety. Poison Ivy: You will most likely work around poison ivy. The oil in poison ivy can cause a severe rash, especially if you are allergic to it. Staff will provide preventative and cleansing poison ivy wipes. Washing off with soap within three to four hours will prevent a rash from forming.

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Ticks: Ticks are common carriers of Lyme disease. Please check your clothes and body after working outdoors. Take a shower to wash away ticks.

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For all projects: Please wear long sleeves and long pants to protect against biting insects, thorns, and poison ivy. There is poison ivy at almost all sites. Bring gardening gloves if you have them. RA will provide some tools, gloves, snacks and water. To volunteer go to: http://bit.ly/2017HabitatHeroes

Earth Day Heroes at Wainwright*

Saturday, April 22 10 a.m.-Noon Celebrate Earth Day and help restore Reston’s natural areas by pulling garlic mustard, English ivy and yanking out burning bush. Volunteers will have their choice of invasive removal as well as native plantings to help the long-term restoration project at the Wainwright Rec Area.

Invasive Plant Removal Day*

Saturday, May 6 10 a.m.-Noon Help restore the Old Trail Drive natural area and remove the garlic mustard that has invaded the Snakeden Branch watershed. The spring is the best time of the year to identify garlic mustard and pull it before it goes to seed. Please meet at the Glade Pool parking lot near the swings. There is poison ivy at this site. *If you are participating in the Garlic Mustard Challenge, RA staff will weigh your bags of garlic mustard on site. See more information about the Challenge on page 113.

Restoration at Sunrise Valley Rec*

Saturday, May 20 10 a.m.-Noon Volunteers will use saws, weed wrenches and loppers to cut back the large invasive bush honeysuckle that have taken over the field edge and hidden the natural beauty of the Reston woods. We also need help removing the garlic mustard and protecting the native plants. Meet at the Sunrise Valley Rec Area, adjacent to 10805 Oldfield Drive. Look for the RA truck.

Slow Mile-A-Minute Weed

Saturday, June 24 10 a.m.-Noon Help pull down the vines of the quick growing invasive mile-a-minute weed from the trees and shrubs along the Snakeden Branch Stream. Volunteers will work in the stream valley near South Lake High School. Meet at the high school parking lot near the corner of Soapstone and South Lakes Drives.


STREAM MONITORING

Sunday, April, 23, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, July 29, 8-11 a.m. Saturday, August 12, 8-11 a.m. To register: http://bit. ly/2017StreamMonitoring Spring and summer provide 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 April-August 31. 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, you also get 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 macroinvertebrates. Each monitoring session consists of two to three hours. Any level of interest or commitment is appreciated. If interested or if you want additional information, join our volunteer monitor email distribution list to receive notices of upcoming monitoring dates. Email William Peterson at wpeterson@reston.org with the message,“add me to the stream monitors list” to begin receiving emails. If none of the above dates work for you, Will is more than happy to have people help him with sites during the work week.

STORM DRAIN MARKING PROJECT

What can you do to protect our local streams, lakes and the Chesapeake Bay? 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 tub, 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 Transportation-Northern VA District, and Reston Association. To get your project started or for more information, contact Nicki Bellezza at 703-435-6560, or email Nicki@reston.org.

Sat, May 6, 1 – 5 pm (rain or shine) Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive

Volunteer Shifts: 12:30-3 p.m. and 3-5:30 p.m. Volunteer to help for a shift and then spend part of your day enjoying the festival with your family and friends! To volunteer go to: http://bit.ly/SpringFestival2017 Volunteers must be at least 13 years old to volunteer.

VOLUNTEER JOBS

Mascots & Escort — Kids love the Nature Center mascots! They love having their picture taken. We need a volunteer to wear the costume. This person needs excellent people skills and should be able to animate the character without talking. We also need an escort to help lead them around and to help children pose for pictures. This job requires standing and walking. Concessions — Preparing, serving and selling popcorn, cotton candy and beverages. Face Painting — Paint simple animals and designs on children’s faces. Design choices are usually predetermined. Minimal artistic skill necessary. Supplies provided. Carnival Activities — Responsible for assisting children play related carnival games. Volunteers will also distribute prizes and candy.

Simple Crafts for Children – Assisting children with simple craft projects. Canoe and Kayak Rentals — Help distribute life jackets, paddles and assist patrons in and out of canoes and kayaks. Must be willing to get a little muddy or wet. Fishing Station — Volunteers do not need to be experienced anglers. Volunteers help bait the hooks and cast the rods if needed. Registration — Distributing programs, scavenger hunt booklets and Nature Center information. Must be at least 18 or older. The festival will feature entertainment, displays and information from environmental groups, hands-on nature activities, carnival style games, canoe and kayak rentals on Lake Audubon, fishing activities, food and a whole lot of fun.

Contact Ha Brock, RA volunteer supervisor, at 703-435-7986 or email habrock@reston.org for more information.

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VOLUNTEER RESTON | GET INVOLVED CORPORATE TEAM BUILDING WITH A DIFFERENCE

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 philanthropy 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 of 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 in your support. ƒƒ An article and photos of “your give back” project will be printed in RA’s Reston magazine, mailed to 22,000 households and have 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.

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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

Here are some volunteer opportunities to select from. Should you have something specific in mind, we would love to hear your ideas.

Boards & Committees

Serve on our Board or on 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

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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.

CORPORATE 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 — Clear invasive species and increase biodiversity in Reston’s natural areas during a halfday or full-day event during the week or participate in a scheduled Saturday event March-November.

Adopt-a-Recycling Bin For more info see page 110 or contact Ha Brock at habrock@ reston.org.

Join our Community Business Partners: Together, we can Keep Reston Green by Keeping it Clean!


Volunteer Reston Service Awards Celebrating Reston Association Volunteers, Community and Corporate Partners.

Thursday, April 27, 6:30 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 9 pm

The Lake House, 11450 Baron Cameron Road

Please join us as we honor volunteers, groups, community and corporate partners for their outstanding efforts in volunteerism and service. Please RSVP to habrock@reston.org

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BOARD & GOVERNANCE | ORGANIZATIONAL GOALS | DIRECTORS 2017 SUMMER BOARD ACTIONS

The following actions were taken by the RA Board of Directors at meetings held in the months of December 2016 through February 2017. 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.

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ƒƒ Adjourned into executive session to discuss personnel matters related to the CEO’s performance goals for 2016 and establishing Board & CEO goals for 2017.

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ƒƒ Adopted the December 15, 2016 Consent Calendar, including motions on the following: ˚˚ Adoption of meeting agenda. ˚˚ Adoption of meeting minutes. ˚˚ Adoption of Design Review & Covenants Administration Resolution 11; Notice Requirements for New Development & Redevelopment Applications. ˚˚ Adoption of the short and long term recommendations of the Parks & Recreation Advisory Committee on RA recreation facilities and programming. ˚˚ Approval of committee reappointments. ˚˚ Acceptance of CEO’s Quarterly Report. ƒƒ Approved a letter to be sent to Hunter Mill District Supervisor Catherine Hudgins as well as RA’s state/commonwealth representatives urging action on the Soapstone Crossing project. ƒƒ Adopted policies on common area recreation, natural area and open space, and golf courses, and

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incorporated them into RA’s existing board resolutions on land use. Deferred $82,946 in 2016 capital projects and directed staff to hold these funds in the Repair & Replacement Reserve Fund for future use when the projects have been fully scoped and are ready for completion. Released the hold on 2016 and 2017 funds allocated for the Central Services Facility renovation project for the purpose of revising the construction estimates (Estimation stage) for Board consideration in early 2017. Allocated $17,800 from Operating Surplus Cash and $70,000 from the Repair & Replacement Reserve Fund for the following projects: construction of a rock swale on RA Common Area to reduce stormwater runoff issues; purchase of a snow blower; replacement of the Hunter Woods II Garden Plot Fence; and the development of design concept plans related to the Hook Road Recreation Area full-facility improvement project. Adjourned into executive session to discuss the CEO’s goals for 2017.

January 26, 2017

ƒƒ Adopted the following motions from the January 26, 2017 consent calendar: ˚˚ Approval of the Legal Committee report and authorized action to be taken on the cases reviewed during its meeting of January 4, 2017. ˚˚ Approval of amendments to Design Review & Covenants Administration Resolution 7; Design Review Board Meeting Requirements. ˚˚ Approval of the 2017 Election Ballot Template and related materials as proposed by the Elections Committee.

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Approval of committee appointments and reappointments. Deferred consideration of the December 7, 2016 and December 13, 2016 special board meetings’ minutes. Approved the December 15, 2016 regular board meeting minutes as amended. Adopted the January 26, 2017 regular meeting agenda as amended. Scheduled a second public hearing on the Addition to Property Request of Sunrise Square (Sekas Homes), request input on the issue from the association’s advisory committees, and deferred action on this item until the February 23, 2017 regular meeting of the Board of Directors. Adopted the Natural Resource Management Plan and direct staff to publish the plan on the Association’s website. Designated a White Oak tree located on the Temporary Road Picnic Pavilion property as a Fairfax County Specimen Tree, and authorized the CEO to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors designating the White Oak as a Specimen Tree. Took a position of support for Virginia Legislative House Bill 1562 and Senate Bill 1079 on Dam Safety, Flood Prevention and Protection Assistance Fund. Authorized the CEO to amend the trail maintenance agreement with Fairfax County Board of Supervisors providing limited routine maintenance on Countyowned trails in Reston, for the purpose of substituting Exhibit A-1 with a different trail section. Adjourned into executive session to discuss personnel matters related to committee appointments and consult with Legal Counsel on contractual matters related

to the Tetra/Lake House Independent review. ƒƒ Authorized the Board President to execute an agreement with StoneTurn Group LLC and pay for such agreement from the current operating budget for 2017.

February 23, 2017

ƒƒ Adopted the February 23, 2017 regular meeting agenda as amended. ƒƒ Adopted the following motions from the February 23, 2017 consent calendar: ƒƒ Adoption of meeting minutes. ƒƒ Approval of lake use request by Reston Masters Swim Team. ƒƒ Indefinitely tabled Reston Soccer Association's proposal regarding the Lake Newport Soccer Fields and directed the CEO to (a) develop a five-year strategic plan describing future amenities and facilities to serve RA and its members and (b) develop a member notification process to gather community input when considering major recreation amenity proposals. ƒƒ Adopted a position on the Reston Transportation Funding Plan opposing the application of a service tax district to residential property within the Transit Station Areas. ƒƒ Approved the addition of the Sunrise Square Property to the Reston Association subject to a Supplemental Declaration. ƒƒ Released $200,831 of the total $1,553,185 remaining balance for the Central Services Facility renovation project to fund Architecture & Engineering so that the Board can consider Construction Estimates by the end of Q2 2017. ƒƒ Approved the CEO’s proposed Standardized Budget Development Plan and 2018/2019 Budget Development Calendar.


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

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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. 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 TotLot 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.

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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. 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).]

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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).]

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

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d. To breach the peace or engage in disorderly conduct by the use of words or acts or other conduct that clearly 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 nondomesticated 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

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Anglers 16 years and older 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 the Nature Center (docks are private).

Boating in Reston

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A free general access permit 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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Boats (jon boats, canoes, deck 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 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. All boats left in the water between November 1 and March 31 require a permanent mooring permit. Only lakefront owners may permanently moor

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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 download the Boat Guide at http://bit.ly/RABoatGuide. 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.

KAYAK & CANOE CLASSES Canoe Kayak and Paddle Company offers a variety of classes and trips for all skill levels. Check out the introduction classes held at our own Lake Audubon or venture further from home on a scenic trip in our nation’s capital.

Contact Mike for details, 703-264-8911, or check them out online www.kayakreston.com

Surf Reston

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 five 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. Intro Class $40/RA Members, $45/Non-members Make your reservation at www.surfreston.com

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LAKE NEWPORT POOL (13)

RESTON ASSOCIATION HEADQUARTERS (22)

11950 WALNUT BRANCH ROAD

11601 LAKE NEWPORT ROAD

12001 SUNRISE VALLEY DRIVE 703-435-6530

AUTUMNWOOD TENNIS COURTS (1) 11950 WALNUT BRANCH ROAD

BARTON HILL TENNIS COURTS (2) SUNRISE VALLEY DRIVE/ BARTON HILL ROAD

LAKE NEWPORT TENNIS COURTS (14)

COLTS NECK ROAD

BROWN’S CHAPEL PARK (4) 1575 BROWN’S CHAPEL ROAD

11032 RING ROAD

11452 BARON CAMERON AVENUE

11400 RIDGE HEIGHTS ROAD

UPLANDS TENNIS COURTS (28)

LAKE THOREAU POOL (15)

SHADOWOOD POOL (24)

11032 RING ROAD

2040 UPPER LAKES DRIVE

2201 SPRINGWOOD DRIVE

UPPER LAKES TENNIS COURTS (29)

NEWBRIDGE POOL (16)

SHADOWOOD TENNIS COURTS (24)

UPPER LAKES DRIVE/SUNRISE VALLEY DRIVE

11450 GLADE DRIVE 703-476-9689

WALKER NATURE CENTER CAMPFIRE RING (31) SOAPSTONE DRIVE/LAWYERS ROAD

2201 SPRINGWOOD DRIVE

NEWBRIDGE TENNIS COURTS (16)

TALL OAKS POOL (25)

11718 GOLF COURSE SQUARE

12025 NORTH SHORE DRIVE

NORTH HILLS PICNIC PAVILION (17)

TEMPORARY ROAD PICNIC PAVILION (26)

1325 NORTH VILLAGE ROAD

TEMPORARY ROAD/NORTH SHORE DRIVE

DOGWOOD POOL (5) 2460 GREEN RANGE ROAD

WALKER NATURE CENTER (30)

UPLANDS POOL (28) RIDGE HEIGHTS POOL (23)

11768 GOLF COURSE SQUARE

COLTS NECK TENNIS COURTS (3)

THE LAKE HOUSE (27) 11450 BARON CAMERON AVENUE

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GLADE POOL (6) 11550 GLADE DRIVE

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GOLF COURSE ISLAND POOL (7) 11301 LINKS DRIVE

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HUNTERS WOODS POOL (10)

POLO FIELDS RECREATION AREA (19)

2501 RESTON PARKWAY

THUNDER CHASE DRIVE

LAKE ANNE TENNIS COURTS (11)

PONY BARN PICNIC PAVILION (20)

11301 NORTH SHORE DRIVE

TRIPLE CROWN/ STEEPLECHASE DRIVE

LAKE ANNE PICNIC PAVILION (11) 11301 NORTH SHORE DRIVE

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LAKE AUDUBON POOL (12)

12250 SUNSET HILLS ROAD 703-437-7658

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