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RESTON RESTON ASSOCIATION QUARTERLY PUBLICATION

APRIL 2018

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Volunteer Reston Service Awards

TOGETHER WE MAKE RESTON GREAT WEBTRAC REGISTRATION PAGE 43 PROGRAMS & EVENTS PAGES 46-99

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CONTENTS

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Digital version available online@www.reston.org

INSIDE

The Art of Community Engagement BY ABIGAL FUNDLING How volunteers have contributed to a decade of growth for Public Art Reston.

MEMBER SERVICES 42

Welcome to Reston and FAQ

WEBTRAC 43

Registration Info

POOL & TENNIS PASSES 44 45

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RA members Non-members

PROGRAMS & EVENTS 46 60 78 88 94

Volunteerism is the Lifeblood of Reston

BY HA BROCK Reston has a long history of volunteerism and that culture of volunteer, engagement is what makes Reston great.

Aquatics & Safety Camps Nature Special Events Tennis

FACILITY RENTALS 100 102 103 104 105

RA Picnic Pavilions Conference Center The Lake House RA Community Buildings Walker Nature Center

VOLUNTEER RESTON

106 Volunteer Opportunity 107 VOLGISTICS & VICNET 108 Environmental Opportunity 112 Service Awards 116 Corporate Team Building With a Difference

Making a Difference in Your Community by Volunteering

BY JESSICA BIGGER Learn about the many volunteer opportunities offered through Reston Association and how you can get involved.

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: 2017 Deloitte IMPACT Day at Lake Newport Pool Photographer: Sean Bahrami

PERSPECTIVES 08 10 12 14 16

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Our Volunteers Make Reston Simply the Best How You Spend Your “Dash” Volunteering Makes a Difference ‘My Door Is Always Open’ Volunteering for the County

ON THE STREET 18 20 24

RA Recognizes Its Dedicated Volunteers Creating Your Personal Connection With the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival “Gardens of Note” – A Tour of Reston Gardens

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AROUND RESTON 32 36

Reston’s Hidden Gem Volunteering for Reston: Why Would Anyone Do This?

HISTORIC RESTON 40

Volunteering at The Reston Museum


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RESTON VOLUME 9 | NUMBER 2

PUBLISHER

DESIGN & PRODUCTION

Sherri Hebert RA President Board of Directors

Long Nguyen long@reston.org

EDITORIAL

PHOTOGRAPHER

Mike Leone mike@reston.org

Sean Bahrami sean@reston.org

COPY EDITOR Leslie Siegmund

CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS Alex Huneycutt, Anna Kulyk, Colena Turner, Neil Totten, Rich Smith, LeRoy & Eve Wallin, William O'Brien

RA CONTRIBUTORS

RESTON ASSOCIATION’S NEWS SOURCE Receive the RA News email in your inbox each Friday to stay informed on important information about Reston Association and our growing community. The newsletter features short articles on meetings, policy decisions, development, homeowner tips, operations notices, facility information and other news that impacts association members. Links to sign up for RA programs, activities and events are also provided in each email. RA News is mobile friendly, meaning it is as easy to navigate on your phone as it is on a desktop computer. The newsletter also provides space for paid advertisements, which is a great way for local businesses to promote their services directly to the RA members and other subscribers. To sign up for RA News, go to www.reston.org and scroll down to the bottom of the page. Type your email address in the box below the “Join Our Mailing List” title and then click the join button. That’s all it takes to receive the free weekly newsletter.

Abby Stocking, Ashleigh Soloff, Cate Fulkerson, Claudia Thompson-Deahl, Dan Merenick, Ha Brock, Katie Shaw, Laura Cutrona, Laura Kowalski, Lisa Singer, Nicki Bellezza, Patricia Greenberg, Rob Tucker, Sabrina Tadele, Sherri Hebert, Willa Suter, William Peterson

COMMUNITY CONTRIBUTORS Abigail Fundling, Andy Sigle, Bruce Ramo, Cathy Hudgins, Carol Nahorniak, Gerry Connolly, Jessica Bigger, Ken Plum, Robert Goudie, Shelley S. Mastran

ADVERTISING SALES Mike Leone Email: mike@reston.org Direct: 703-435-6579

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, 703-435-6530. All articles © Reston Association 2018. 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 reflects their own viewpoints and is not endorsed by Reston Association.

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Our Volunteers Make Reston Simply the Best

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hen Money magazine recently named Reston as the “best place to live” in Virginia, it mentioned our community’s pristine parks, scenic lakes and vast array of amenities, but as we all know, the real credit for success goes to Restonians and their willingness to get involved.

Hundreds of volunteers donate thousands of hours of their time to ensure that Reston is clean, safe, well-governed and environmentally sound. Simply put, Reston would not be Reston if not for its volunteers. Our quality of life is tied to our caring people. Volunteer Reston works under the umbrella of Reston Association. It is the engine that drives community engagement. The group helps organize and execute volunteer efforts that engage businesses and individuals in making Reston a better place to live, work and play in a variety of ways. For instance, Habitat Heroes mobilizes folks who are interested in removing invasive plants from Reston’s parks and common areas. Our natural resources experts tell us that invasive plants can threaten local ecosystems and take away food and habitats from native wildlife, so the work of Habitat Heroes is vital to the entire community. While Restonians are certainly not shy about getting their hands dirty in order to preserve our public lands and waterways, there are other volunteer opportunities in Reston that tap into residents’ willingness to lend their expertise on RA committees and boards. For example, the Design Review Board (DRB) is charged with overseeing exterior alterations to all properties within the association. The board is composed of experts in landscape design, architecture and other relevant professions. The work of the DRB, including overseeing covenants and guideline enforcement, helps homeowners maintain their property values and aesthetically creates a pleasing appearance to our community. Reston’s beauty is noted by anyone who has ever driven around Reston’s tree-lined streets, walked the pathways through our clusters or enjoyed a round of golf at either of the two courses. The Board of Directors is also an all-volunteer panel. We on the board represent Reston’s four districts. There are also at-large members who serve on the board. Countless hours are spent each year ensuring that the association’s overall goals are accomplished. We help set policy on finances, personnel and planning. We are advocates for Reston. Most board members have the challenging task of juggling full-time jobs with their responsibilities to the RA community but do so in the spirit of volunteerism, without complaint. We on the board are not alone in lending our time to governing the association. There are 10 other committees that provide leadership in parks and recreation, transportation and legal areas, to name a few. We encourage anyone who wants to get involved in shaping Reston’s future to join one of RA’s advisory committees or working groups. Because many busy Restonians have time limitations, shorter-term opportunities to volunteer also exist in Reston. These opportunities are a great way to meet people as volunteers assist at fun events, festivals and other community activities. We know Reston’s founder, Robert E. Simon, Jr., would be proud of how far volunteerism has come in 50-plus years. Generous RA members and the growing business community are working together each and every day to ensure that Simon’s founding goals are adhered to and that Reston continues to be the best place to live in Virginia. How can you get started with volunteering in Reston? Well, a good place to begin is online. You can search for opportunities by going to www.reston.org and navigating to the “volunteer” section. There you will find general information and links to the new Volgistics website, which lists volunteer opportunities in Reston. Our Volunteer Reston team can also be contacted at 703-435-7986 for additional information.

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How You Spend Your “Dash” I IF YOU WANT TO KNOW HOW TO LIVE YOUR LIFE, THINK ABOUT WHAT YOU WANT PEOPLE TO SAY ABOUT YOU AFTER YOU DIE, AND LIVE BACKWARDS. These principles are simple, and I try to practice them every day: ƒƒ ƒƒ ƒƒ ƒƒ ƒƒ ƒƒ ƒƒ

Treat others as you would be treated yourself. Take responsibility for your actions and admit your mistakes. Do your share to make your community better. Be cooperative. Stay informed. Be a good neighbor. Respect others.

One of my favorite guiding principles, however, is captured in this advice: If you want to know how to live your life, think about what you want people to say about you after you die, and

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live backwards. Linda Ellis wrote a poem shortly after her grandmother’s death in 1996. I heard it for the first time in 2000 during the opening day of a Leadership Fairfax Program and have never forgotten it. I would like to share with you: “I read of a man who stood to speak at the funeral of his friend. He referred to the dates on her tombstone from the beginning to the end. He noted that first came her date of birth and spoke the following date with tears. But he said what mattered most of all was the dash between those years.

For that dash represents all the time that she spent alive on earth. And now only those who loved her know what that little line is worth. For it matters not how much we own – the cars, the house, the cash – What matters is how we live and love and how we spend our dash. So think about this long and hard. Are there things you'd like to change? For you never know how much time is left that can still be rearranged. If we could just slow down long enough to consider what's true and real, and always try to understand the way other people feel. And be less quick to anger, and show appreciation more, and love the people in our lives like we've never loved before.

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© SEAN BAHRAMI

am proud to live, work, play and be involved in the Reston community. I love the citizens of Reston who work to make it a vibrant community. Over the years I have relied on some important guiding principles about being a good citizen. Some were taught to me by my parents, some were lessons I learned by my own trial and error and some I picked up by observation.

© WILLIAM O'BRIEN

BY CATE L. FULKERSON, PRESIDENT, RESTON CHARACTER COUNTS

If we treat each other with respect and more often wear a smile, remembering that this special dash might only last a little while. So, when your eulogy’s been read with your life’s actions to rehash, would you be proud of the things they say about how you spent your dash?” I am proud to be a resident of Reston and involved as a volunteer in various nonprofit organizations that help make up our great community. Reston Association is successful because of the volunteers who govern the community and help with

special events and programs. I encourage you to spend your “dash” volunteering with Reston Association. We could use your expertise. To learn more about Reston Association’s volunteer offerings and how to get involved, please visit our website at www.reston. org.

“The Dash Poem” by Linda Ellis, © Inspire Kindness, LLC 1996, www.thedashpoem.com

Cate L. Fulkerson is a 42-year resident of Reston and committed to making sure her “dash” makes a difference.


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For more information, please contact LaTanja Jones, RCC Collaboration & Outreach Director, at 703-390-6158.

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Volunteering Makes a Difference I BY KEN PLUM

PHOTOS COURTESY OF KEN PLUM

t is more blessed to give than to receive is a sentiment expressed in most religious traditions, and its truth has become increasingly apparent in our current society. The next big gift or electronic device can provide only so much pleasure; real enjoyment comes in the giving, not the receiving. But the giving doesn’t have to come in material form: Giving of oneself through volunteering can bring the most satisfaction. Reston is a community of volunteers. I will not attempt to name the numerous organizations that promote and use volunteering because I don’t want to risk leaving out any of these worthy groups. Beyond the organizations that promote volunteering are the individuals who on their own choose a cause or purpose and who give untold numbers of hours helping others and our community at large. Many corporations and small businesses provide time off and other incentives to encourage employees to get involved with causes or needs in the community. Many faith-based and educational institutions create opportunities for volunteering, especially for young people. Picking up trash, working in a homeless shelter and helping in a home for older citizens can provide the joy that comes with volunteering, but these

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THE NEXT BIG GIFT OR ELECTRONIC DEVICE CAN PROVIDE ONLY SO MUCH PLEASURE; REAL ENJOYMENT COMES IN THE GIVING, NOT THE RECEIVING. experiences also acquaint the volunteer with a look at parts of the community with which they may not be familiar. If you have found a volunteering opportunity that is meaningful to you, please share your experiences in conversation with others and on social and regular media. It’s not about bragging or receiving praise; you’ll be letting others know about the fulfillment that comes with

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volunteering and providing ideas for those who have not yet figured out a way to get involved. Volunteering can be especially important to seniors. Idleness can be very unhealthy for the mind and the body. It does not matter how much you give. Every little bit helps. It helps to get one’s mind off oneself and on to others. Many report that old maladies simply go away when focus is directed

at helping others. I am honored to live and to serve in this community of volunteers we call Reston that is full of wonderful people making life better for others. Volunteers make a difference. Delegate Plum represents the 36th District, including all of Reston, in the Virginia House of Delegates.


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‘My Door Is Always Open’ A BY GERRY CONNOLLY

s we begin the New Year, I want to thank the residents of Reston for the continued trust they have placed in me to represent our community. Serving Northern Virginia is one of the greatest privileges of my life, and I am grateful for the opportunity to assist our neighbors in any way I can. One of the most important things I do as a Member of Congress is assist constituents with issues or problems they are experiencing with federal agencies. I understand that it can be difficult to navigate the maze of the federal government or to determine the correct person or agency to contact to help you with your issue. Since coming to Congress, my office has helped more than 12,000 constituents, and we have secured nearly $30 million in benefits. From issues with the VA, SBA and IRS to delays in the immigration or security clearance processes, my door is always open to members of our community seeking assistance. Here are just a few brief stories of the help we have provided recently.

FIXING A PROBLEM WITH A PRESCRIPTION BILL

Paulette Jones is a retired Virginia public school teacher living in Woodbridge. She needs to take insulin daily. Earlier this year, she went to pick up her monthly supply only to learn that her Medicare Part D out-of-pocket cost had

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PHOTO COURTESY OF GERRY CONNOLLY

FROM ISSUES WITH THE VA, SBA AND IRS TO DELAYS IN THE IMMIGRATION OR SECURITY CLEARANCE PROCESSES, MY DOOR IS ALWAYS OPEN TO MEMBERS OF OUR COMMUNITY SEEKING ASSISTANCE.

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jumped from $36 to $511. She suspected that this was an error and contacted our office to help sort it out. We discovered that there was indeed an error in Medicare program records that indicated that she was still covered by insurance from her previous employer. Our office was able to get the records corrected, and Mrs. Jones received a refund for the cost of her prescription.

ASSISTING WITH PENSION BENEFITS

Mary Thompson retired after a career in the federal government. Under the rules of the Federal Employee Retirement System (FERS), she was to begin receiving benefits in January of 2016. However, a backlog at the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) delayed the calculation and processing of her payments. After months of trying to


resolve the issue on her own, she came to our office for help. Our staff contacted OPM to inquire about the status of her application. They expedited the processing, and Ms. Thompson began receiving the benefits she earned after years of service to the nation.

HELPING A MILITARY RETIREE

Captain Dan Colman retired from the Navy. When Defense Finance Accounting Services (DFAS) conducted an audit of his pay and benefits, they identified what they thought was a discrepancy indicating he’d been overpaid by more than $10,000. DFAS withheld his final pay and notified him that he owed the federal government. Captain Colman knew there had been an error

in the record years earlier and that it had already been corrected. He came to our office to help clear up the matter. Over the next 10 months, our staff assisted with obtaining and submitting documentation showing that there was no debt owed. Captain Colman finally received all his pay and benefits, and DFAS removed the negative information from the credit bureaus.

with no response, he contacted our office because he was concerned that the delay could jeopardize his career. We contacted OPM to urge them to expedite the processing of his application and issue their decision. Within a few weeks, they completed their investigation and granted Mr. Jaquith his security clearance.

GETTING APPROVAL FOR SECURITY CLEARANCE

Eugene Sim is a U.S. citizen living in Herndon. He filed an application with Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to sponsor his wife, Maira, for immigration from El Salvador. She was interviewed at the U.S. Embassy in San Salvador, but months passed without any action taken on the case. Mr. Sim contacted our

Matthew Jaquith is a federal employee who needed to renew his security clearance. He submitted the required paperwork to the Federal Office of Personnel Management (OPM). After waiting more than 500 days

HELPING UNITE A FAMILY

office last year for assistance. We reached out to our embassy to inquire about the status of their application, and within a week they completed their evaluation and granted permission for Mrs. Sim to emigrate to the U.S. and join her husband. These are just a few of the thousands of constituents we have been able to assist. If you or someone you know needs help, please don’t hesitate to contact my office at 703-2563071. My door is always open. 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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Volunteering for the County BY CATHY HUDGINS

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he Fairfax County community enjoys a long history of volunteer engagement. Marvelously, someone always steps up and grabs the bull by the horn, enlisting to serve the many needs of our neighbors. Assisting the county, these volunteers provide services in the community where they are needed. And the county community encompasses well over 1,000,000 residents! As you can imagine, the diversity of the county

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PHOTO COURTESY OF CATHY HUDGINS

“DO WHAT YOU CAN, WITH WHAT YOU HAVE, WHERE YOU ARE” –Theodore Roosevelt replicates the distinctive hodgepodge of human needs so close to home. Space being limited, let’s survey just one of the increasingly soughtafter areas that benefits from volunteer involvement: leisure and cultural services. With a mission “To create and sustain quality

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LAKE FAIRFAX SKATE PARK (LEFT TO RIGHT): BOB SIMON, LEILA GORDON, BEV COSHAM, BILL KEEFE, CATHY HUDGINS AND BILL BOUIE.

facilities and services which offer citizens opportunities for recreation, improvement of their physical and mental well-being, and enhancement of their quality of life,” the Park Authority identifies and protects locations for public use and enjoyment. Managing trails, rec centers and golf courses, it further acquires, develops and maintains the diversity of natural habitats and cultural heritage, preserving them for

the current community and future generations, along with offering a myriad of leisure programming. Offering advice and assistance to the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, the Athletic Council also works with the Fairfax County School Board, Department of Neighborhood and Community Services, the Park Authority and the Planning Commission to recommend policies on county and school


SPACE BEING LIMITED, LET’S SURVEY JUST ONE OF THE INCREASINGLY SOUGHT-AFTER AREAS THAT BENEFITS FROM VOLUNTEER INVOLVEMENT: LEISURE AND CULTURAL SERVICES. athletic facility scheduling and management. The council represents the county’s organized sports leagues and programs and works collaboratively to ensure that sports participation is broadly available to the entire community.

Since 2006, the Southgate Community Center Advisory Council, along with the Department of Neighborhood and Community Services, operates and maintains the Southgate Community Center. Responding to community needs and requests, programs and services incorporate multicultural programs for all ages, including seniors, and all abilities, including those with disabilities. And it is the Southgate Advisory Council, with its recently received 501(c) (3) IRS tax designation, that helps shepherd the ideas from concept to completion. The nine-member Reston Community Center Board, upon appointment by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, is tasked with developing and implementing policy for guiding the smooth

operation of the center. Whether acting as financial stewards or overseeing the Strategic Plan governing programs and services as well as facilities, this Board of Governors has a mission “To create positive leisure, cultural and educational experiences which enhance the quality of life for all people living and working in Reston.” Leisure and learning activities include swim lessons, bridge playing and documentary filmmaking, as well as ceramic and glass studios, woodshop, computer classes and Travel Club. Finally, to be honest, I didn’t want to ignore the whopping time contributions of any of the volunteers, whether they serve on the Northern Virginia Community College Board, Human Services Council, Electoral Board, the

Planning Commission, Hunter Mill Land Use Committee or Police Civilian Review Panel. And there are so many more! Yes, we are fortunate to have willing, able and accomplished altruists who offer their time, talent and treasure and thereby enrich our county in truly profound ways. If you are interested in assisting, please contact my office. Good volunteers are always welcome, and we would love to have your help. 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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ON THE STREET | STORIES | CURRENT EVENTS | HIGHLIGHTS

RA Recognizes Its Dedicated Volunteers A BY JESSICA BIGGER

pril is National Volunteer Month, a time to recognize our volunteers who have put in their time and support. Reston Association appreciates all the folks from the community who have volunteered. But there are a few individuals and groups who have made notable contributions. Mike Horton grew up in Reston and moved out west to work with the Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS). Twenty years later, shortly after they had their first child, Horton and his wife moved back to be closer to family. During his time with USFWS, he developed Information for Planning and Consultation (IPaC), a planning tool that integrates the environmental review process into project design. “It’s a way for people to find out what species are out there to help them design a conservation plan. IPaC helps explain how to go about improving their property,” said Horton. A year after he retired, Horton approached Patricia Greenberg, RA’s Environmental Resources Supervisor, offering his expertise. “I realized that RA’s Environmental Resources Team had started using a similar system as IPaC. They were doing on-the-ground assessments to assess the quality of their natural habitats. We ended up addressing all of

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BUT THERE ARE A FEW INDIVIDUALS AND GROUPS WHO HAVE MADE NOTABLE CONTRIBUTIONS.

RA’s land, about 900 acres,” said Horton. Since then, the Environmental Resources Team has been able to use the information to remove invasive species and improve RA’s natural habitats. “Having grown up here and watched as the environmental program has expanded, I felt a real responsibility as part of my community to give back. Also, I clearly feel very strongly about conservation and decided I wanted to do something at the local level,” added Horton. Doug Britt moved to Reston in 1975 from Philadelphia. After he retired, he was appointed to sit on the Environmental Advisory Committee (EAC) and has been involved for the last two years. Britt’s background is in biology, specifically, aquatics. He has run several contracting businesses over the years servicing companies and organizations from space science to medicine. To be able to better serve the committee and Reston, Britt became a certified Virginia Master Naturalist.

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MIKE HORTON (LEFT) AND DOUG BRITT (RIGHT)

He has applied his knowledge to help the Environmental Resources Team make assessments on the health of Reston’s natural spaces. Britt was also integral to the development of the Reston Annual State of the Environment Report (RASER), which was released this past summer. “As a longtime Restonite, I love the community, and I was looking for a way I could give back using my professional skill set, so the EAC was a natural fit. And it kept me out of the kitchen,” said Britt.

Both Mike Horton and Doug Britt committed over 90 hours of their time to help the Environmental Resources Team with habitat assessments. Both received the Group Volunteer of the Year Award in 2017. Leanna Kirkland doesn’t live in Reston. She comes all the way from Springfield, Virginia, to volunteer at several RA events each year. She started out volunteering for the Multicultural Festival, an event co-sponsored by RA and the Reston Community Center, helping out at the kids’ arts and crafts table. “The event was well


THE CHANTILLY KEY CLUB (TOP), LEANNA KIRKLAND (BOTTOM LEFTT) AND JULIA AND CHARLIE BOND (BOTTOM RIGHT)

organized. It made it easy to want to come and volunteer. And when you do, it’s such a great experience that you want to come back again and again,” said Kirkland. She’s helped out at numerous RA events, including the Nature House 5K Run/ Walk, several dive-in movies and the Nature House Halloween Trick or Treat event. Kirkland was recognized as Volunteer of the Year in 2017. “Parents will recognize me at other events and say, ‘Oh we saw you on the trick-or-treat

trail,’ and that’s kind of a cool thing that you don’t necessarily get in other volunteer opportunities,” said Kirkland. Marilyn Dicke has been volunteering at the Walker Nature Center welcome desk for the past three years. She has clocked more volunteer hours at the Nature House than any other volunteer. Dicke became interested one day after driving past the Nature House on her way to hiking the trails, and she decided to stop in for a visit. “I talked to the person at the

front desk. I didn’t ask about volunteering at that time, I just wanted to soak it all in,” said Dicke. After a few months she contacted Katie Shaw, Nature Center Manager, to inquire about different volunteer opportunities. Shaw mentioned that there was always a need for someone to staff the welcome desk and that it’s a great way to meet lots of different people. “I’ve met more people in Reston at the Nature Center than anywhere else in all the years I’ve been here.” You can see Marilyn Dicke’s smiling face at the welcome desk every Wednesday morning. And you will occasionally see her during special events. For the last 10 years, Julia and Charlie Bond have planted seasonal plants in the planter pots surrounding the Nature House. They change out the pots four times a year and the mantle display six times a year. “During the fall, we planted pumpkins and gourds into the pots to represent the fall harvest,” said Julia Bond. The Bonds also maintain a portion of the nature trails. For their time and commitment, they were recognized as the Family Volunteer of the Year in 2017. After living in Mount Vernon for 35 years, the Bonds moved to Reston to be close to their first grandchild and their friends. It’s been 16 years since they moved to Reston, and they have become an integral part of the community and the Nature House. “We particularly like the staff at the Nature House. We call them our second family, and we feel very welcomed there,” said Julia Bond. The Chantilly Key Club, a volunteer organization for Chantilly High School students, was awarded Youth Group of the Year last April. Key Club members have contributed a significant number of hours to RA’s Habitat Heroes, which is a volunteer group dedicated to helping the Environmental

Resources Team improve the health of RA’s natural habitats. Every weekend several Key Club members came out and removed invasive plants and helped restore the sites they worked on. “It’s very rewarding to make a contribution to the community, and you feel great after you finish. It’s just a great feeling that it makes you want to come back and help out again and again,” said Warda Butt and Jillian Sy, Chantilly Key Club Co-Presidents. There are 230 Key Club members, and about 100 participated in Habitat Heroes throughout 2017. Some members commit most of their Saturday mornings to removing invasive plants and improving habitats for Reston’s resident wildlife. This coming June will be the ninth year that Deloitte has participated in Reston’s Corporate Service Day. There are usually 75-80 employees who work together on a specific volunteer project. Two years ago Deloitte volunteers devoted an entire day to sprucing up Brown’s Chapel. They repainted the chapel, pulled weeds and spruced up the outside. Last year volunteers helped beautify Lake Newport Pool. They did some repainting, removed weeds and replaced benches and the main sign. “The main part of being such a big firm is the ability to come together and give back to the community. There have been practitioners who have volunteered six to seven years in a row. And some live in Reston. Overall, our employees take value in what they have accomplished,” said Mike Kelly, Senior Consultant at Deloitte. Jessica Bigger is a freelance writer who lives in Reston.

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Creating Your Pers ConnectionWith th Virginia Fine Arts F I BY ROBERT GOUDIE

PHOTOGRAPHY BY DON RENNER

THERE HAS NEVER BEEN A GREAT SOCIETY THAT DID NOT APPRECIATE THE IMPORTANCE OF THE ARTS GRACE’S VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR

Volunteerism is also part of the Reston ethos, and we join with Reston Association — a big Festival supporter — in celebrating that spirit. As a small nonprofit, we depend on volunteers to fulfill our mission of delivering highquality visual arts. We annually

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am a volunteer for the arts. Sure, I have a fancier title, but my proudest title is simply Volunteer. Bob Simon — whose founding principles for Reston recognize art as a “necessity of the good life”— understood that there has never been a great society that did not appreciate the importance of the arts. And Reston has rightly insisted that we be something more than a signpost along the Toll Road, that we be a great and complete community. Marshaling my inner Jerry Maguire, the arts help complete us.

NICOLA CAUL SHELLEY AND TWINS WITH SARAH SADLER (LEFT) OF GRACE.

recognize a GRACE Volunteer of the Year, someone who we think stands out and is emblematic of the many thousands of volunteers who help us. This year that person is Nicola Caul Shelley, a coordinator for our iconic GRACE Art program, that delivers art history and enrichment to 20,000 children at nearly 40 elementary schools regionally. Nicola also promotes our GRACE Art exhibition at our gallery as part of Youth Art Month every March. And she volunteers at our Festival’s Family Art Park

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— a beloved feature of our Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival, where our youngest artists create art on site as part of the Festival experience. Nicola has said, “My husband and I feel the arts are an important part of our twins’ education, and GRACE always delivers exceptional content. New this year our twins were buyers at GRACE’s inaugural Monster Drawing Rally [in December, when 40 regional artists created works, live, for sale], which had a big impact upon them and was fun! We are also eager participants at

the Festival. It’s a beautiful community event, and it not only feels good supporting the arts but is another important educational experience for children.”

VOLUNTEERING FOR THE FESTIVAL

Like Nicola and her family, I hope many of you will consider volunteering for our Festival, generously sponsored this year by Balducci’s Food Lover’s Market, which is coming to Reston this spring. Not only a nationally recognized Festival and marquee event on the


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#MAKEARTHAPPEN region’s calendar, it is GRACE’s most important fundraiser (other than art sales, which go only to the artists, all Festival proceeds support GRACE’s programs that are typically free and open to the public). And this year, thanks to our partnership with Reston Town Center, we are expanding to a three-day event with Festival Friday, bringing to our local workforce this unique, outdoor experience with more than 200 artists from across the world and typically drawing 30,000 visitors over the third weekend in May. We need 500 volunteers, serving roles from artist booth sitting, managing supplies and personnel, to

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staffing festival gates and artmaking activities. Nicola has told you why this is important and empowering! Please join us!

ADOPT-AN-ARTIST

Another way to personally connect with the Festival is Adopt-An-Artist. For a $100 donation, Adopters fund our renowned artist hospitality package that includes water, restaurant coupons, boothsitting services provided by our volunteers and complimentary tickets for the artist and guest to our Festival Party. The party is on Saturday this year, sponsored by M Group Architects and featuring The

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Counter Custom Burgers’ terrific food prepared on site (complimentary!). Our Festival artist awards are sponsored by Boston Properties, and there will be an immersive art experience sponsored by our wonderful partner Reston Community Center — all FREE this year to guests of our sponsors and supporters and to those who Adopt-An-Artist. All Adopters are specially recognized at the artist’s booth and in our program and website. The hope is you’ll also meet your artist, develop a personal connection and join us at the Festival Party, but all of that is up to you. It’s another empowering way to support

the arts and experience the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival. Make your personal connection with a visit to restonarts.org. Thank you for helping #MakeArtHappen. How fortunate we are to be part of a community that understands why art matters. Robert Goudie is the Board Chair for Greater Reston Arts Center.


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“Gardens of Note” – A Tour of Reston Gardens Volunteers Create a Lovely Event and Fundraiser for The Reston Chorale

BY CAROL NAHORNIAK

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Saturday, June 2

Garden Tours: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Garden Party: 4 - 6 p.m.

LEFT: LONGTIME RESTONIANS AND GARDENS OF NOTE VOLUNTEERS, ARTIST PAT MACINTYRE, AND RUTH OVERTON, PAST-PRESIDENT AND MEMBER OF THE RESTON CHORALE, WITH ARTIST GAIL AXTELL AT LAST YEAR’S TOUR. TOP: HAUKNESS 2017—HIDDEN LANE GARDEN RIGHT: VISITORS ON THE GARDENS OF NOTE TOUR WILL FIND PATHS LEADING TO PRIVATE RESIDENTIAL ENCLAVES WITH WHIMSICAL STOPS ALONG THE WAY AND SERIOUS INSPIRATION FOR LANDSCAPING AND DESIGN.

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ur community grows with another wonderful event, combining two of life’s joys, gardens and music, on Saturday, June 2. Five notable private gardens in Reston will be open to the public on a self-conducted tour of sights and sounds at the 2nd annual Gardens of Note. During the tour and at the Hidden Lane Garden Party at the end of the day, various members of The Reston Chorale will appear with pop-up performances of song. “We were thrilled at the feedback received at our first tour last year,” according to Gardens of Note chair, Kathleen Driscoll, a longtime resident whose community

service includes president of the board of Reston Association and as a certified Master Gardener. “We deeply appreciate the homeowners who generously allow their gardens to be open to the public for the day.” Gardens featured on the 2017 tour are those owned by the O’Connors, Hauknesses, Carsons, Wulffs and Bonds. This year’s tour offers a different variety of new landscape installations and those well-established over time with bountiful plantings, water features and unique hardscapes. Visitors will also see how the challenges of gardening in Reston — such as slopes, erosion, clay soil, shade and deer — have been met.

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The Bitzer garden in the South Lakes neighborhood, designed by its owner, encircling the home with enviable views. The Guilfoyle garden in Uplands, filled with the owner’s well-chosen plantings, seating and garden art, that has been a magnet for friends, family and neighbors over the years. The Gohn garden in Hunters Woods, with swaths of shrubs and perennials and new plantings of native varieties in an established, treed landscape.

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TOP : MEMBERS OF THE RESTON CHORALE PRESENT POP-UP PERFORMANCES DURING THE GARDENS OF NOTE TOUR. TOP RIGHT: UNIQUE WATER FEATURES AND HARDSCAPES ARE FEATURED IN PRIVATE GARDENS ON VIEW AT GARDENS OF NOTE. RIGHT: THE SERENITY OF PRIVATE GARDENS IN RESTON ON THE GARDENS OF NOTE TOUR.

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The Mansfield garden in Hunters Woods, with hardscapes and plantings newly installed in 2017, complementing a woodland backdrop. The Rhoads Garden in North Point, featuring a stream constructed on the property’s slope and a newly installed hardscape to address run-off, along with a multitude of spreading perennials.

BE PREPARED FOR TOURING

The Gardens of Note tour is inspiring for all—those who would enjoy a day of exploring beautiful gardens, and especially those interested in landscaping and design. Tour-goers should be prepared for the day with appropriate outdoor footwear and an umbrella for rain or shine. No matter what the weather, June gardens are lovely to behold. Because these are private, residential gardens, the Gardens of Note tour cannot admit children under the age of 10.

GARDEN PARTY

Following the day’s touring, all ticket holders are welcome to the Garden Party at 4 p.m., presented by Hidden Lane

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Residential Landscapes with light refreshments, guided property tours, insights from landscape designers, prizes and performances by members of The Reston Chorale. Hidden Lane is also kindly donating a supply of the Perennial of the Year, Allium Millenium, available for party guests to purchase, with all proceeds donated directly to The Reston Chorale.

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Tour tickets are lovely booklets that include a map of all locations and information about each garden, as well as sketches by artist Pat Macintyre, who provides the original drawings as gifts to the garden owners. Tickets are available for $22 in advance at various locations, including

the Reston Farmer’s Market at Lake Anne and Mayflowers at Reston Town Center, or online at restonchorale.org to reserve for pick-up.

GARDEN GREETERS & VOLUNTEER SUPPORT Gardens of Note owes its success to volunteers. In addition to the committee that organizes the event and the homeowners who volunteer their gardens for viewing, there is a need for about 50 volunteer Garden Greeters to work twohour shifts to help guide visitors through the residential yards. Last year’s greeters ranged from garden enthusiasts and members of The Reston Chorale to families and friends, and there is room for more. Garden knowledge is not a requirement


to volunteer; anyone who would like to help can get a registration form by sending an email to restongardensofnote@ gmail.com. Gardens of Note is presented by The Reston Chorale as an annual fundraiser established by its board of directors and organized by their committee of Kathleen Driscoll, Kathleen Gohn, Pat Macintyre, Carol Nahorniak, Susan MeeksVersteeg and Lilli Preston of Hidden Lane Residential Landscapes. All proceeds from all sales of tickets and sponsorships benefit The Reston Chorale, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. The gardens are selected by tour organizers and garden specialists, and plans are already in the works for the 3rd annual Gardens of Note tour in 2019. For all tour questions

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and garden nominations, contact restongardensofnote@gmail.com.

THE RESTON CHORALE — A NOTABLE RESTON INSTITUTION

The Reston Chorale is already well known in the community for its wonderful performances. Established in 1966, TRC is a mixed-voice, auditioned chorus with a full repertoire including pops, masterworks, American classics, and new works, under the artistic direction of David B. Lang. Governed by volunteers and supported by grants, donors and fundraising efforts, this nonprofit group performs professional concert choir events throughout the year in Reston and at a variety of venues throughout Northern Virginia and Washington, DC.

On April 14, a TRC ensemble will pay tribute to Bob Simon at the Founder’s Day event presented by Reston Historic Trust at Lake Anne, including a performance of their signature song, “Restonnation,” written by TRC member Jo F. Marshall. On May 26, the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend, TRC will perform their annual Salute to the Troops concert at Reston Town Center Pavilion. Find more information and all events presented by The Reston Chorale at restonchorale.org. Carol Nahorniak, creative director at Myers PR, lives, works, plays, and gets involved in Reston.

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The Art of Community Engagement

How Volunteers Have Contributed to a Decade of Growth for Public Art Reston BY ABIGAIL FUNDLING

PHOTOS COURTESY OF PUBLIC ART RESTON

y and large, nonprofits are known for making a lot happen on a shoestring budget, and Public Art Reston is a key example of this. Since its inception in 2007, Public Art Reston has facilitated the installation of twelve permanent and ten temporary public artworks in Reston. It also has presented numerous communityengaging events, including films screenings, artist talks, chalk festivals, and co-operative educational programs like its annual sitespecific, temporary public art installation on the Lake Thoreau Spillway. To help make all of this happen, Public Art Reston relies on volunteers and community partners. Throughout its decadelong history, volunteers have been instrumental to the success of all its public art endeavors. Public Art Reston’s Board and five committees are composed solely of volunteers. These volunteers, whether they are giving their time at an event or on a committee, bring a level of enthusiasm and unique set of skills and expertise that are invaluable to

“PUBLIC ART RESTON IS SUCH A GREAT CAUSE, AND THIS ORGANIZATION IS FILLED WITH WONDERFUL, PASSIONATE FOLKS. I'M NEW TO THE AREA AND JOINED A FEW MONTHS BACK. THEY HAVE WELCOMED ME [WITH] OPEN ARMS, ENCOURAGED MY IDEAS, AND SPARKED MY OWN CREATIVITY. THERE’S LOTS GOING ON, BUT NEW APPROACHES AND IDEAS ARE STRONGLY SUPPORTED.”

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– Nicole Reynolds, Volunteer the organization. “[Public Art Reston] has regularly organized and hosted events that are

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TOP: ART HISTORIAN PHOEBE AVERY LEADING A WALKING TOUR OF LAKE. RIGHT: FACE PAINTER BECKY NELSON VOLUNTEERING AT PUBLIC ART RESTON’S CHALKFEST AT RESTON TOWN CENTER 2017.

interesting, engaging and run very well,” says Ben Morse, a volunteer and artist who regularly participates in the organization’s chalk festivals. Morse published this comment on the GreatNonprofits website, which is a leading platform for communitysourced stories about nonprofits. “These events have inspired me to volunteer with the organization as well to help ensure they can continuously provide the quality I've experienced. I always look forward to [Public Art Reston] events and am willing to participate whenever possible.” Evidence of volunteers’

diverse expertise and dedication can be seen in Public Art Reston’s various programs. In 2017, for example, it published Public Art Tour Series: Lake Anne, a self-guided walking tour of the public art at and around Reston’s historic heart, Lake Anne Village Center. The walking tour was the product of the donated talents of a special team of volunteers, including art historian and professor Phoebe Avery, who researched and wrote the book’s text; photographer Charlotte Geary, who photo-documented the artworks; and graphic designer Jen Sterling, who designed and


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TOP: VOLUNTEERS AT PUBLIC ART RESTON’S 2017 CHALK ON THE WATER AT LAKE ANNE. LEFT: ARTIST AND TEACHER MARCO RANDO WORKING WITH THE SOUTH LAKES HIGH SCHOOL STEAM TEAM TO BUILD THE 2016 LAKE THOREAU SPILLWAY INSTALLATION SIMON.

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Public Art Reston is a group of civic leaders who represent Reston’s key community organizations. It seeks to inspire an ongoing commitment to public art and create a new generation of artworks in Reston. It imagines public art throughout Reston that inspires the community and engages the mind and senses. In 2008, Public Art Reston adopted the Public Art Master Plan for Reston that outlines a vision for public art in Reston, key opportunities for new 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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formatted the publication. In addition, over the last year and a half, Public Art Reston has added Reston’s total public art inventory to the national database Public Art Archive, a feat that would not have been possible without the tireless dedication of volunteer Monica Reardon, who compiled and catalogued Reston’s inventory of almost 40 public artworks. For five years, Public Art

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Reston has annually partnered with the Reston Association and the South Lakes High School STEAM Team in creating and installing the youth-led, temporary public art sculpture on the Lake Thoreau Spillway. The sculpture program, which grows each year in popularity and scale, has enjoyed the ongoing support and encouragement of the community. This project is made possible by

the countless volunteer hours donated by longtime Restonian Marco Rando, a sculptor and art teacher, who guides and works side by side with the students and collaborates with professional engineers, architects and artists who donate their time to the project. Each year’s new events and projects attract engaged volunteers, both returning and new, who not only give their


time for the love of public art and their community but also are encouraged to collaborate on new ideas. “Public Art Reston is such a great cause, and this organization is filled with wonderful, passionate folks,” says Nicole Reynolds, a volunteer who began working closely with the nonprofit in 2017.” I'm new to the area and joined a few months back. They have welcomed me [with] open arms, encouraged my ideas and sparked my own creativity. There’s lots going on, but new approaches and ideas are strongly supported.” It would be impossible to celebrate Public Art Reston’s milestone 10th anniversary without acknowledging the massive role volunteers have played and will continue to play. “We are extremely

grateful for the support and commitment of our volunteers,” says Anne Delaney, Executive Director of Public Art Reston. “Thanks to them, our impact in the community continues to grow.” Public Art Reston is always seeking volunteers for its events. The nonprofit will host its popular annual chalk festivals, Chalk on the Water at Lake Anne on June 9 and 10 and ChalkFest at Reston Town Center on September 14 and 15. To volunteer for these events or inquire about opportunities to serve on one of the organization's committees, please email info@ publicartreston.org. Abigail Fundling is Public Art Reston’s Program Assistant and a local artist practicing in the Reston community.

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Reston’s Hidden Gem S BY ANDY SIGLE

PHOTOS COURTESY OF ANDY SIGLE

outhgate Community Center (SCC) is located in Reston at 12125 Pinecrest Road. Smaller than Reston Association or Reston Community Center, SCC is somewhat of a hidden gem within Reston. The Center opened just over 10 years ago and is run by Fairfax County on land leased from Reston Association. Along with the Center’s outstanding director, Ricardo Cabellos, and an incredible staff and partners, SCC also has an Advisory Council representing a network of individuals dedicated to the betterment of the Center and the overall community.

WE WANT OUR CENTER TO BE A GATHERING PLACE FOR MAKING COMMUNITY HAPPEN.

Our council recently created and approved a strategic plan, which we continue to implement. The plan stresses three major goals: (1) supporting and augmenting programming and resources at the Southgate Community Center, (2) raising awareness of the Southgate Community Center in the local neighborhood and greater Reston community, and (3) fostering an increased level of engagement among the members of the Southgate Community Center Advisory Council and volunteers. The Center has extensive youth programming after

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school and provides camps over school breaks. Recently, we have been able to bring in more adult and 55+ programming into the Center, including yoga, Zumba and Pickleball. We strive to ensure that we have programming for all age groups. As a Fairfax County community center, we are open to the public, and we encourage you to stop by to participate in one or more of our numerous and growing set of activities! We believe in community. We want our Center to be a gathering place for making community happen. Programs such as our monthly Mobile


Marketplace (in conjunction with the DC Area Capital Food Bank) and our annual Latino and Family festivals, Community Yard sale, Halloween Fright Night and MLK, Jr., Day of Service activities are just some of the events we put on to bring

community together. We are currently accepting applications from individuals who are interested in volunteering to serve on the SCC Advisory Council. We invite you to attend one of our meetings, which are usually held at Southgate

Community Center on the first Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. Please contact the council chair Andy Sigle (awsigle@gmail.com) and the SCC liaison from the County Supervisor’s office, Casey Hanes (catherine.hanes@ fairfaxcounty.gov), if you have interest in learning more about the council. We are also always looking for donations, volunteers and sponsors to support our programs and events and would very much appreciate your support. We are in the final stages of creating a council-affiliated “Friends of Southgate Community Center” nonprofit 501c3 organization to make donating to the Center even easier. We would not be able to provide the many services we offer to the community without our dedicated volunteers,

community partners and sponsors. We look forward to continuing to work with our talented and energetic advisory council, staff and volunteers in the future months to further our goals. We are sure that together we will continue to offer fresh perspectives and new ideas to help make an already wonderful Southgate Community Center even better. Andy Sigle is Chair of Southgate Community Center Advisory Council.

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Volunteerism Is the Lifeblood of Reston BY HA BROCK

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an you imagine what Reston would be like if no one volunteered? Think about a community without all the volunteerbased clubs, businesses, groups, organizations, nonprofits, events and committees. Fortunately, we don’t have to imagine that because Reston has a history of volunteerism that is still going strong. The culture of volunteerism is what makes Reston great. You might occasionally hear stories about people giving and helping in Reston. At Volunteer Reston, we receive calls from individuals and emails from businesses and individuals who want to get involved in our great community. Our volunteers juggle busy schedules, but they make time to give back to the community where they live, work, play and get involved. Volunteers offer a friendly face at a festival, serve on Reston Association boards and committees and lend a helping hand at community events or projects. They support our staff to provide high-quality programs, events and services to the community. We help promote volunteering from an early age by providing a variety of volunteer opportunities for all ages, with adult supervision. Experts agree that volunteering at a young age helps teach

WE’RE EXTREMELY LUCKY TO HAVE A DEDICATED COMMUNITY OF VOLUNTEERS THAT COME OUT AND SUPPORT RA AND RESTON EACH AND EVERY DAY. children the importance of helping others. Why volunteer? The personal benefits of volunteerism are numerous. It is a way to meet new people, network and gain connections, boost your resume, learn new skills and gain confidence and a sense of achievement. In fact, research demonstrates that volunteering leads to better health and that older volunteers are the most likely to receive physical and mental health benefits from their volunteer activities. We have many adult and retired volunteers frequently helping out at the “Welcome Desk” at the Nature House. Our Nature House volunteers contributed over 1,000 hours of service last year. There’s more to volunteering than giving back. Often volunteering can be a bridge to employment. For new residents, it’s a great way to establish yourself in the community and meet your neighbors. It can start with a group of friends with a common interest or parents and their kids. Most of Volunteer Reston’s volunteers are recruited by word-ofmouth. Volunteers share their experiences and stories with their friends and recruit them to volunteer. It’s always more enjoyable and fun volunteering with a friend or two. We are also lucky that Reston has an abundance of

businesses willing to give back to their community. Deloitte is one of them. The company is committed to giving back to the communities they serve. We have a long-standing partnership with Deloitte on their Annual Deloitte Impact Day. Our repeat business partners and volunteers are our most important assets. As of 2018, approximately 85 percent of nonprofits rely solely on volunteers to staff their organization and achieve their mission. The importance of repeat volunteers has never been so great in the nonprofit industry. According to an Independent Sector study, volunteerism nationwide is worth about $171 billion, a figure that continues to rise over time. Some of our repeat business partners include Deloitte, PASS, Bechtel, Northrop Grumman and CA Technologies. Our army of volunteers are pretty amazing. We’re extremely lucky to have a dedicated community of volunteers that come out and support RA and Reston each and every day. If you are interested in finding out more about Volunteer Reston, please contact Ha Brock at habrock@ reston.org, or visit our website at www.reston.org. Ha Brock is the Volunteer Reston Manager for Reston Association.

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Volunteering for Reston: Why Would Anyone Do This? S BY BRUCE RAMO

PHOTOGRAPHY BY JIM KIRBY

everal times each month I receive an email alert that a new set of documents has been placed in an online dropbox repository for my review as a member of the Reston Design Review Board (DRB). I dutifully study the numerous applications, drawings and often voluminous supporting materials submitted for approval by Reston homeowners, clusters, businesses, developers and the Reston Association itself. My individual reviews are in preparation for monthly “consultations” of applications with RA staff, panel meetings of three DRB members (there are three panels of three DRB members each), ninemember full DRB sessions, or special “working sessions” with developers or other applicants. All of this is done in accordance with the Reston Deed and Design Guidelines. You may ask, why are unpaid residents needed? Aren’t RA staff well versed in the design requirements, cluster standards and other minutiae of building renovation, redevelopment, signage and other activities

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that are governed by the covenants for properties in our community? The RA does have a dedicated, knowledgeable professional team that manages the DRB processes and schedule and provides advice and assistance to residents about the design review procedures. But the Reston Deed calls for the actual decisions and design guidelines on which they are based to be performed and developed by you and me, Reston residents. The DRB is made up of six architectural professionals and three lay people, several of whom have served for more than a decade. But why volunteer to take on this responsibility and time commitment? Why give up your professional and free time, often on top of a full-time job? I can’t answer for all the DRB members, but I think my story captures the essence. My family and I moved to Reston five years ago as part of a job change. During my career we lived all over this country (in order of appearance): Tampa, Florida, Washington, DC, Scottsdale, Arizona, Chicago, Illinois, and Princeton,

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New Jersey. We experienced firsthand the often explosive growth in these communities and the unfortunate impact to the environment, educational systems and quality of life. I was thrilled when I read about Reston as we prepared to relocate here. What could be better than a community built on the notion of living, working and playing in one place? A diverse community with ample open space, trails and recreational facilities? A planned community that celebrates art and sustainability and is chock-full of folks dedicated to maintaining an oasis from the sprawl so prevalent in and around the

major cities of our country? Shortly after we arrived, my wife and I attended a newcomer orientation conducted by the RA. I recall the naïve shock of learning that there was no mayor or town council. Our new community operates as a huge property owners association, managed by volunteers. Our RA Board of Directors are volunteers. Our advisory committees for the environment, seniors, community engagement and parks and recreation are volunteers. Our DRB members are volunteers. Many places where my family has lived have been full of community pride.


VOLUNTEERING FOR RESTON MAY BE TIME CONSUMING ON TOP OF A FULL-TIME JOB AND FAMILY OBLIGATIONS, BUT IT IS RICHLY REWARDING — NOT IN MONEY — BUT IN THE KNOWLEDGE THAT I AM DOING MY PART FOR OUR UNIQUE COMMUNITY.

Folks naturally develop affection and loyalty for their “hometown.” But there is no place like Reston. You don’t have to travel the country to see the difference. Take a drive up Route 7 to witness the more typical strip-shopping center model of unplanned communities. Then, take an early morning stroll on our walking paths. Enjoy an evening at one of the Lake Anne restaurants. Play tennis on our courts, visit the Walker Nature Center or simply talk to your neighbors. Our planned community is special, but it requires attention to remain so. Volunteering for the DRB is one way to help ensure

that Reston continues to be a vibrant, attractive, welcoming place. Volunteering for Reston may be time consuming on top of a full-time job and family obligations, but it is richly rewarding — not in money — but in the knowledge that I am doing my part for our unique community. Please consider doing your part and becoming a volunteer for Reston. Bruce Ramo is a Design Review Board members.

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AROUND RESTON | HOT SPOTS | LOCAL INTEREST | TRENDING

Making a Difference in Your Community By Volunteering A BY JESSICA BIGGER

pril is National Volunteer Month and a good time to look into volunteer opportunities with your community. Reston Association (RA) is always in need of folks who can come and help out for a day or on a regular basis. Through its Volunteer Reston program, RA offers numerous volunteer opportunities, from being involved in governance or working on environmental improvement projects, to helping out at one of its many events. There are both long-term and short-term opportunities.

LONG-TERM VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Participating on the Board of Directors through elections or being appointed to sit on one of the many committees (Advisory Committees, Covenants Committee or Design Review) is a longterm commitment. Board of Directors and committee members serve a threeyear term. Most committees meet once a month. Board of

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Directors meet once or twice a month, depending on what is on the agenda. In addition, members of the Board of Directors participate on one or several board committees. There are numerous advisory committees that address different issues in the community: 55+ Advisory Committee, Environmental Advisory Committee, Parks & Recreation Advisory Committee and the Multimodal Transportation Advisory Committee. There are also opportunities to sit on the Covenants Committee and the Design Review Board. You can learn more about each of these opportunities at reston.org.

SHORT-TERM VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

The number of short-term volunteer opportunities at RA is endless. Folks volunteer to help out the Environmental Resources Team with habitat restoration, cleanup and monitoring. RA also has numerous special events throughout the year where volunteers help with setup and cleanup, staff booths,

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oversee craft tables and more. There are also corporate volunteer opportunities and opportunities for Girl Scout and Boy Scout troops and several high school organizations.

ENVIRONMENTAL VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Habitat Heroes volunteers are involved in habitat restoration. This group meets monthly (on a Saturday) for a couple of hours to remove nonnative invasive plant species and to replant native species in selected areas. During RA’s Annual Potomac River Watershed Cleanup, volunteers pick up trash along the river. The Environmental Resources Team has volunteers to help with stream monitoring to assess the health of Reston’s watershed ecosystem. There is also need for volunteers to help with storm drain marking to remind residents to keep trash away from the storm drains, since stormwater flows directly into the streams. Each year the Environmental Resources Team

works with Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops and high school organizations on a variety of different environmental restoration and/or cleanup projects.

WALKER NATURE CENTER VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Walker Nature Center has several volunteers who help at the welcome desk. They also have numerous events each year, where people volunteer to ensure each event runs smoothly. The Nature House 5K Run and Walk, Spring Festival, Halloween event, Fishing Derby and Fairy Festival are some of the events where volunteers come out and help with setup, greeting, staffing a booth, working the refreshments table, assisting with activities, etc. During many Nature Center events, volunteers come out to help with restoration projects and annual wildlife counts. On Earth Day, folks work on nature surface trail maintenance and plant native species around the Nature House. There are annual butterfly, dragonfly and bird


RESTON ASSOCIATION (RA) IS ALWAYS IN NEED OF FOLKS WHO CAN COME AND HELP OUT FOR A DAY OR ON A REGULAR BASIS. counts where volunteers help identify and count the number of species they come across. Every year families get together with Nature Center staff to plant trees in honor of Arbor Day. “Reston stands out because the level of volunteers who get involved is tremendous. People are truly engaged with being a part

of nature,” said Katie Shaw, Nature Center Manager. This year Walker Nature Center is hosting Reston’s first Bio Blitz on June 23, where anyone can spend the day counting how many different types of species they can identify: plants, animals, insects, fungi, lichens, etc.

SPECIAL EVENTS VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES AND CORPORATE SERVICE DAY PROJECTS Every summer RA hosts Corporate Service Day, where employees from a particular business can team up to work on a restoration or beautification project. It’s

a chance for employees to interact with each other outside of the office, while making a difference in the community. RA has always needed folks to help out with events like Senior Movie Day, Fourth of July Celebration, Teddy Bear Picnic and Family Divein Movies, just to name a few, as well as theMulticultural Festival, which RA co-sponsors with the Reston Community Center. “We want children of all ages to volunteer and we offer several family and youth friendly opportunities throughout the year. The goal is to teach children the importance of volunteering at a young age and get

them involved in their community,”said Ha Brock, Volunteer Reston Manager. Interested in volunteering? You can contact Ha Brock, Volunteer Reston Manager at habrock@reston.org or call 703- 435-7986. Jessica Bigger is a freelance writer who lives in Reston.

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

Volunteering at The Reston Museum R BY SHELLEY S. MASTRAN eston’s past is important in and of itself but also serves as a guide to present and future change. As one of America’s first planned communities, Reston has achieved the Landmark Award from the American Institute of Certified Planners, and this distinction offers benchmarks for Reston’s future development. The Reston Historic Trust and Museum preserves the community’s legacy and educates citizens and visitors about the principles behind Reston’s development and why Reston is special. The museum, located on the plaza at Lake Anne, features exhibits, an archive of materials and a gift shop. It is staffed by volunteers who welcome visitors, guide them through the exhibits and answer questions about the community. Volunteering at the Reston Museum offers many rewards, as some of our longtime docents can attest. Dave Slater, a resident of Reston for nearly 50 years, enjoys “the opportunity to meet many interesting people” and share his experiences as a community resident. Walle Hargreaves, another long-time Restonian, offers: “Volunteering has been a big part of Reston from the start. … Volunteering at the museum is especially satisfying since I can explain to visitors

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about the early days … how much has changed and how much is the same. I love to hear from people who grew up here about their antics and the freedom they enjoyed playing in the open spaces.” Bill Jackson agrees, adding, “Volunteering as a docent at the museum allows me to tell visitors to our community what … I personally like about living here. Brochures are effective, but messages that come from the individual are more real and more honest.” The museum is open during weekday hours, Monday through Saturday,

and volunteers can sign up for time slots as their schedules allow; they are not committed to regular time slots, although some prefer to keep a routine. Because of the museum hours, many of our volunteers are retired, with free time on their hands. Frank Fico, recently retired, is a loyal docent who appreciates the flexibility of the volunteer sign-up process. He states, “I’ve met a number of interesting people at the museum, including folks who grew up in Reston as well as new residents. I love hearing the old stories and sharing my experiences.”

1639 Washington Plaza, Reston, VA 20190 Phone: 703-709-7700 Email: restonmuseum@gmail.com www.restonmuseum.org www.facebook.com/RestonMuseum

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One doesn’t have to be a veteran Restonian to volunteer at the Museum. Relative newcomers with flexible schedules have found it a congenial place to meet people and share their perspective on what makes Reston special. Amy Cox, for example, who moved to Reston three years ago, started volunteering to learn more about the community and to meet people. One can also volunteer for the Reston Historic Trust without committing to time at the museum. We are always looking for volunteers to help with Founder’s Day in early April, the Lake Anne Cardboard Boat Regatta in August and the annual Home Tour in October. For more information about volunteering at the Reston Historic Trust and Museum, see our website or contact us. Shelley S. Mastran is Chair of the Board of the Reston Historic Trust.

RESTON MUSEUM HOURS Monday-Friday 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.


RACQUET

11 AM-2 PM

LAKE NEWPORT TENNIS COURTS

MAY 12

Come try out the newest racquets on the market with RA’s Professional Tennis Staff. REGISTER FOR THIS FREE EVENT To Register please call or email Rob Tucker at 703-435-6502 or Tennis@reston.org

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MEMBER SERVICES WELCOME TO RESTON

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

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 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 every year, 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.

When do the first pools open? The first two pools (North Shore and Ridge Heights) are scheduled to open on Saturday, May 12. The remaining 13 pools are scheduled to open on Saturday, May 26 just in time for Memorial Day weekend. For a pool schedule, please go to our website’s Aquatics page.

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.

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 (May 5-June 30)

Facility Inquiries: reservations@reston.org

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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.

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

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WEBTRAC RA’s Online Registration System for: §§ Aquatics, Camps, Health and Wellness, Nature and Tennis programs §§ Pool and Tennis Pass renewals and purchases §§ Event and trip registrations §§ Community building and picnic pavilion reservations If you created your account in 2017, you are all set to begin shopping. If you forgot your username or password, use the appropriate link for assistance.

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 username 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 account 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 FOR RA MEMBERS BUYING YOUR PASS Online Purchase ƒƒ

Go to www.restonwebtrac.org and log in or create an account if you did not create one in 2017. For first-time purchasers, please email a labeled photo of each household member to Member Services with “Pass photos” in the subject. Also, include the name of the primary person registered for the account. If you wish to opt out, please notify us of this request via email. Adults who opt out will be required to show their pass and a government-issued photo ID at pools. Children will be admitted with only a pass. Photos are not printed on passes and are used only for verification purposes at the pools. Free shipping or office pick-up for all online orders.

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In-Person at Member Services Reston Association 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20191 Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Extended Hours: Saturday, 9 a.m.-Noon (May 5-June 30) Email: member_services@reston.org Phone: 703-435-6530 All pool and tennis passes are non-refundable.

New for 2018: Passes purchased in 2017 can now be renewed online* *Applies to Adult, Child and All-Season Guest passes only.

PASS OPTIONS

FEE

DESCRIPTION

Adults

$30 First-time purchase $28 Renewal

18+

Children

$12 First-time purchase $10 Renewal

Ages 1-17

Tennis Key Tag

$3

GUEST OPTIONS

FEE

All-Season Guest Pass

$40

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

DESCRIPTION Allows admittance of one guest, regardless of age, with pass holder (household ID numbers must match).

Pre-Paid 5-Visit Guest Passes

$40 $40 $20

Tennis guests (all ages) Pool, Adult guests Pool, Child guests

Valid for 5 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.

One-Day Guest Pass

$10 $10 $5

Tennis Pool, Adult Guest Pool, Child Guest

The one-day tennis guest pass can be purchased from the roving court monitor.

Property Owners and Renters must be in good standing and provide proof of owning or renting a Reston Association property. Renters: Please note that proof of residency will be verified every year. Guests must be accompanied by host pass holder at all times.

Replacement Passes

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*If you did not keep the pass(es) issued to you in 2017 or have misplaced your pass(es), contact Member Services to order a replacement card after you have completed the renewal transaction online. We will deactivate your original pass(es) and provide you with new ones.


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. New for 2018: Passes purchased in 2017 can now be renewed online* *Applies to Adult, Child and All-Season Guest passes only.

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.

All-Season

$60

$60

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.

Replacement Passes

$8 Adult & Child $15 All Season Guest Pass

*If you did not keep the pass(es) issued to you in 2017 or have misplaced your pass(es), contact Member Services to order a replacement card after you have completed the renewal transaction online. We will deactivate your original pass(es) and provide you with new ones.

TRIAL PASS OPTIONS Individual

$50

Family

$100

A 10-day 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 14 days. Purchase online at www.restonwebtrac.org or in person at Member Services.

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AQUATICS & SAFETY

FUN AT THE POOLS Welcome back summer in style at the RA pools! After a short season in 2017 due to the public school calendar, we’re excited to bring back 8 full weeks of peak operations! Heated pools are scheduled to open May 12, with all others opening May 26, and our full season begins on Saturday, June 16. Many hours and days of operations have been reinstated as well. The Reston Aquatics team prides itself on operating Safe, Clean, Friendly, and Fun pools for all to enjoy. Look through the next few pages for information on our safety certification offerings, group and private swim lessons, fun family events, and more.

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RA POOL AND FEATURES

Golf Course Island

= Accessibility amenities on site. Please see pool description for specific amenities.

703-435-8397 11301 Links Drive 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.

Autumnwood Pool

Hunters Woods

LAP SWIMMING: Each 25 meter pool will have at least one dedicated lap lane available at all times during open swim. Select facilities noted below will have additional lanes.

703-467-0903 11950 Walnut Branch Road 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

703-476-5717 2460 Green Range Road 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 and pool-side chair lift. Nearby: Exterior water feature featuring IPAR sculpture, picnic pavilion, The Greens Recreation area and Bordeaux Recreation area.

Glade

703-476-5732 11550 Glade Drive 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.

703-391-2187 2501 Reston Parkway 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. Amenities: Ramp into main pool and in-water wheelchair. Nearby: Basketball courts, tot lot, picnic pavilion and access to Turquoise Trail.

Lake Audubon

703-860-3080 2070 Twin Branches Road 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. Amenity: Pool-side chair lift. Nearby: Basketball courts, tot lot, soccer/ball fields and access to Blue Trail.

Lake Thoreau

703-860-0640 2040 Upper Lakes Drive Lane depth: 3-5 feet Length: 25 meters (4 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

703-476-1301 11768 Golf Course Square 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

703-435-6769 1325 North Village Road 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. Amenity: Pool-side chair lift. Nearby: Lighted clay tennis courts and access to Pink Trail.

North Shore

703-689-4091 11515 North Shore Drive Lane depth: 3-11 feet Length: 25 meters (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. Amenity: Pool-side chair lift. Nearby: QuickStart children’s tennis courts, Lake Anne Plaza and access to Green and Blue trails. NOTE: Parking only on North Shore Drive.

Ridge Heights

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

Shadowood

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

Tall Oaks

703-435-1072 12025 North Shore Drive 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

703-435-2586 11032 Ring Road 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, in-water benches and splash pad play area. Amenities: In-water wheelchair for splash pool access. Nearby: Tennis courts.

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AQUATICS & SAFETY 2018 POOL SCHEDULE POOL

OPEN SWIM TIMES Weekends

Weekdays

CLOSED DAY

FITNESS HOURS (for pass holders age 16+)

Season 1: May 12-25 North Shore Heated Pool & Spa

11 am-8 pm

1-8 pm

Ridge Heights Heated Pool

10 am-7 pm

1-7 pm

Season 2: May 26-June 15 Autumnwood Pool

Noon-7 pm

Weekdays

Dogwood Pool

10 am-7 pm

Weekdays

Glade Pool & Spa

11 am-7 pm

Golf Course Island Pool

11 am-7 pm

Hunters Woods Pool & Spa

Noon-8 pm

Lake Audubon Pool

Noon-7 pm

Lake Newport Pool

Noon-8 pm

10 am-7 pm

Lake Thoreau Pool & Spa

10 am-7 pm

10 am-6 pm

Newbridge Pool

10 am-8 pm

North Hills Pool & Spa

10 am-7 pm

4-7 pm (Fri only)

North Shore Heated Pool & Spa

11 am-7 pm

10 am-6 pm

Ridge Heights Heated Pool

11 am-7 pm

Noon-7 pm

Shadowood Pool

Noon-7 pm

Weekdays

Tall Oaks Pool

10 am-8 pm

Weekdays

Uplands Pool

10 am-7 pm

Weekdays

4-7 pm (Fri only)

Mon-Thu Weekdays

10 am-7 pm Weekdays Fri Weekdays, 6-9 am & 6-10 pm Weekends 7-9 pm Weekdays Mon-Thu Weekdays, 6-9 am & 6-10 pm Weekends 7-9 pm

Season 3: June 16-August 12 Autumnwood Pool

Noon-7 pm

11 am-7 pm

Mon & Wed

Dogwood Pool

10 am-7 pm

9 am-7 pm

Thu (fitness hours)

Glade Pool & Spa

11 am-7 pm

11 am-7 pm

Mon

Golf Course Island Pool

Noon-7 pm

Noon-7 pm

Mon & Wed

Hunters Woods Pool & Spa

Noon-7 pm

Noon-9 pm

Tue & Thu

Lake Audubon Pool

Noon-7 pm

Noon-7 pm

Fri

Lake Newport Pool

Noon-7 pm

Noon-8 pm

Fri

Lake Thoreau Pool & Spa

10 am-7 pm

10 am-6 pm

Wed & Fri (fitness hours)

Thu, Noon-7 pm

Weekdays, 6-9 am & 6-10 pm Weekends 7-9 pm Wed & Fri Only, 10 am-6 pm

Newbridge Pool

10 am-8 pm

Noon-8 pm

Mon & Wed

North Hills Pool & Spa

10 am-7 pm

11 am-9 pm

Tue (fitness hours) & Thu

Tue, Noon-9 pm

North Shore Heated Pool & Spa

11 am-7 pm

Noon-6 pm

Mon (fitness hours)

Weekdays, 6-9 am & 6-10 pm Weekends 7-9 pm Mon Only, Noon-6 pm

Ridge Heights Heated Pool

11 am-7 pm

Noon-7 pm

Thu

Shadowood Pool

Noon-7 pm

11 am-7 pm

Tue

Tall Oaks Pool

10 am-8 pm

Noon-8 pm

Tue & Thu

Uplands Pool

10 am-7 pm

9 am-7 pm

Tue & Thu

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2018 POOL SCHEDULE OPEN SWIM TIMES

POOL

Weekends

Weekdays

CLOSED DAY

FITNESS HOURS (for pass holders age 16+)

Season 4: August 13-19 Dogwood Pool

10 am-7 pm

9 am-7 pm

Thu

Glade Pool & Spa

11 am-7 pm

11 am-7 pm

Mon

Hunters Woods Pool & Spa

Noon-7 pm

11 am-9 pm

Tue

Lake Newport Pool

Noon-7 pm

Noon-8 pm

Fri

Lake Thoreau Pool & Spa

10 am-7 pm

10 am-6 pm

North Hills Pool & Spa

10 am-7 pm

10 am-9 pm

North Shore Heated Pool & Spa

11 am-7 pm

Noon-6 pm

Ridge Heights Heated Pool

11 am-7 pm

11 am-7 pm

Uplands Pool

10 am-7 pm

9 am-7 pm

Glade Pool & Spa

11 am-7 pm

11 am-7 pm

Mon

Lake Newport Pool

Noon-7 pm

Noon-8 pm

Fri

Lake Thoreau Pool & Spa

10 am-7 pm

10 am-6 pm

Weekdays, 6-9 am & 6-10 pm Weekends 7-9 pm

North Shore Heated Pool & Spa

11 am-7 pm

Noon-6 pm

Weekdays, 6-9 am & 6-10 pm Weekends 7-9 pm

Ridge Heights Heated Pool

11 am-7 pm

11 am-7 pm

North Shore Heated Pool & Spa

10 am-8 pm

1-8 pm

Ridge Heights Heated Pool

10 am-7 pm

4-7 pm

Weekdays, 6-9 am & 6-10 pm Weekends 7-9 pm Weekdays, 6-9 am & 6-10 pm Weekends 7-9 pm

Season 5: August 20-26

Season 6: August 27-September 30

Inclement Weather

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

EXCEPTIONS TO

Lightning

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

POOL SCHEDULE

Sunday, May 13 Ridge Heights Pool Sunday, May 27 Lake Audubon Pool Monday, May 28 All locations Sunday, June 3 Lake Newport Pool Wednesday, July 4 All locations Wednesday, July 18 Lake Newport Pool Sunday, July 22 *Various Saturday, July 28 Lake Newport Pool Sunday, July 29 *Various Sunday, August 5 Ridge Heights Pool Monday, September 1-3 *Various

Opening late at 1 pm for Amy’s Amigos Youth Triathlon Opening late at 1 pm for Jim McDonnell Lake Swim Operating on weekend schedule Opening late at 1 pm for Reston Sprint Triathlon Operating on Holiday Hours for Independence Day (11 a.m.-6 p.m.) Early closing at 4 pm for RSTA IM Finals (rain date 7/19) 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 (rain date 7/29) Early closing at 7 pm for Reston staff 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 Follow us on social media for updates to the pool schedule.

RSTA Swim Meets:

Saturdays Opening late at 1 p.m. for specific dates and location see page 50.

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AQUATICS & SAFETY POOL EVENTS

Check out our schedule of pool events this summer, including:

Frozen Treat Frenzy DIY ice cream sundaes, free popsicles and shaved ice vending are coming to a pool near you!

Kick Back with a Throw Back – MOVIES at the Pools! Classic films from the 1970s and 1980s as well as modern titles will be featured at both our family-oriented “Dive-In” movies and mature audience “Hot Tub Club” nights. Concessions and refreshments available for sale on site.

Spirit Week

Fancy hat day, pajamas at the pools and our classic July 4th party will all happen July 2-6.

Dog Paddle

The Third Annual Reston Dog Paddle events will be held after pool closings in August, September and October. Be sure your pup has a county license in time for the events! See Special Events section starting on page 88 for more information.

SCUBA OFFERINGS

Reston Association partners with Nautilus Aquatics to offer SCUBA Certification classes and youth camps with great deals for RA members. Nautilus Aquatics is a full service SCUBA provider with retail locations in Sterling and Vienna. They offer training, equipment and dive-themed travel packages at exotic locations around the globe. For more information, visit www.nautilusaquatics.com.

SWIM TEAMS Reston Swim Team Association (RSTA)

Developmental summer league for youth ages 6-18. Any new swimmer (i.e. not returning or winter swim) who is 10 or under must pass a new swimmer evaluation prior to registering on April 22nd. New Swimmer Evaluation: Friday, April 13, 7-8 p.m. Reston Community Center Sunday, April 22, 8-9 a.m. Reston Community Center For more information: www.rsta.org. Swim Meet Schedule: June 9, Autumnwood, Hunters Woods, Golf Course Island and Lake Newport June 16, Glade, Golf Course Island, Lake Newport and Ridge Heights June 23, Autumnwood, Hunters Woods, Lake Audubon and Lake Newport July 7, Autumnwood, Lake Audubon, Ridge Heights and Lake Newport July 14, Glade, Hunters Woods, Golf Course Island and Lake Newport July 21, Glade, Lake Audubon, Ridge Heights and Lake Newport

Reston Masters Swim Team (RMST)

Year-round adult swim program with expert coaching. Indoor practice currently being held at the Reston Community Center. Outdoor practice begins late May. View team schedule and additional information online at www.restonmasters.com.

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

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POOL PARTY All RA pools are available for private rental by members and non-members during closed hours.

Fees vary by pool, number of guests and member status. Security deposit and alcohol fee required. Submit your Permit Request on WebTrac beginning Monday, April 2, at 8:30 a.m. Permits will be approved in the order they are received — completion of permit and submission of all necessary paperwork is due within 10 days of original permit request (at least 7 days in advance of event date). See www.reston.org for a fact sheet with additional details. Contact lcutrona@reston.org or 703-435-6531 for details.

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR PARTNERS Reston Aquatics would like to recognize the following businesses for the goods, services, time and effort they are donating to our 2018 Aquatic Season.

Tisseront Orthodontics

Simin’s Ice Cream

Atrium Environmental

Kona Ice

www.tisserontorthodontics.com 703-773-1200 12+ years of donating the iconic Tisseront Towel to our lifeguard staff

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

Curb-side vending of tasty frozen treats at the RA pools

Tasty treats at RA events and 20% of all sales being donated back to Reston Aquatics

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AQUATICS & SAFETY Lunch Break

HEALTH AND WELLNESS

Reston Aquatics offers various water fitness classes throughout the summer to help you get fit. Offerings include drop-in, onsite individual classes as well as multiweek sessions with advanced registration required. We are happy to offer an Unlimited Fitness Pass that allows the holder to attend unlimited drop-in classes. Passes are nontransferable and cannot be used for admission to the multi-week registered sessions.

Unlimited Fitness Pass $100 ($70 for 55+) $200 ($140 for 55+) On sale now at www. restonwebtrac.org.

Onsite, per-class fee $10 ($6 for 55+) $20 ($12 for 55+) Cash only.

FlowMotion FITT

Join the newest craze in water workouts on top of a FlowMotion mat this summer. High intensity, low impact, conditioning workouts that build core strength and improve balance and mobility on every turn of the mat. Class size is limited and registration required.

SAFETY AROUND THE POOL

General Water Safety

40 minute classes that meet once per week for six weeks or twice per week for three weeks. All equipment provided. Dates, times, and locations to be determined, see WebTrac throughout the season.

Reston Association and Reston Community Center have teamed up to improve pool safety in our community. Drowning remains the nation’s second leading cause of injury-related death among children age 1-14 (CDC). Please contact us to set up either of the following landbased Drowning Education Awareness Programs (DEAPs)! All DEAP offerings are FREE.

6-class session

WHALE Tales

By working together, RCC and RA strive to ensure our community’s access to healthy and safe fun in all of Reston’s pools.

FlowMotion Sessions

Weekend Wake-Up

Deep and shallow water class that includes both strength and cardio workouts mixed with water resistance to build your core. Low impact on joints, increased flexibility, and improved muscle tone. Noodles and hand weights provided. Please bring your own optional flotation belt (available at local retailers). Sun 10:00 am -11:00 am North Shore Pool

WaterART

This deep water workout energizes you for the rest of your day. Noodles and hand weights provided. Please bring your own optional flotation belt (available at local retailers). Mon/Wed/Fri 11:00 am - 12:00 pm Lake Newport Pool – diving well

Join our Aquatics Program Specialist, Laura C., for a funfilled and seriously soaking workout. Students will be guided through warm-up, cardio and strength exercises, stretching, and cool down — all set to high energy tunes and done in shallow water (~4 ft.) Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 pm North Hills Pool

$65 $85 Registration required.

Single ‘Try it Out’ session $20 $30 First come, first serve. Limited to 10 students.

Want to Teach FlowMotion?

Contact Laura C. at lcutrona@reston.org by May 1 for information on becoming a licensed instructor.

(5-12 years old, presented in similar age groups) 30-60 minute sessions available. 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.

(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.

Reston Community Center 703-476-4500 option 2 Reston Association 703-435-6532

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

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WORLD’S LARGEST SWIM LESSON Swim Lessons Save Lives! Come help us spread the word at the Ninth Annual Worldwide Event! FREE and FUN for the whole family. No registration required. Thursday, June 21, 12:30 p.m. Hunter Woods, North Hills, and Upland Pools

TO FIND PROGRAMS AND EVENTS, USE THE INDICATED ACTIVITY NUMBER

. PRICES ARE LISTED FOR BOTH

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AQUATICS & SAFETY GROUP SWIM LESSONS

Group Lesson Registration: May 7, 8:30 am (RA member) May 9, 8:30 am (Non-member) Group Lesson Fee: $75 $90 'And Me' Lesson Fee (per four lessons): $37.50 $45 Register online with your WebTrac account or in person at our Member Services desk, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive.

TWO-WEEK SESSIONS June 4-15 June 18-29 July 19-20 July 23-Aug. 3 Aug. 6-17

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 Levels 4 & 5 which are 40 minutes.

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. Private swim lesson refunds will be given for any pending sessions that are reported to the Swim Lesson Coordinator before Oct 1.

How to Register

55 Step 1: Contact our Swim Lesson Coordinator to join our waitlist. 55 Step 2: Once 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 online. 55 Step 3: Customize your schedule and location directly with your instructor. SWIM SCHOOL CONVENIENCE AT A FRACTION OF THE PRICE Private: $104 $114 Semi-Private: $88 $108

“Awesome! The best instructor my daughter has ever had. Focused, kept the class engaged and working, and everyone made progress. In general, having had my daughter through swim lessons in multiple places, RA has the best instructors of any other place we have been.” –Mythreyi C., 2017

Step 3: Select the ‘Aquatics & Safety’ category Step 4: Using the Advanced search Criteria you can select your student’s age and your desired facility to see what’s available. If unsure what level to select, please join us on Saturday, May 5, for Water Safety Day at Ridge Heights Pool from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Questions? Contact our Swim Lesson Coordinator at 703-4356520 or swim@reston.org.

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Youth Swimming 2 GROUP SWIM Students are encouraged to LESSON LEVEL perform the skills independently by the end of the class. DESCRIPTIONS ƒƒ Enter and exit water safely ƒƒ Jump in to chest-deep water * 'Baby and Me' and 'Toddler and Me' classes are available as four lessons or eight lessons. Customers who purchase four lessons may attend any four in the two week sessions.

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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

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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

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Submerge face/head, recover object from 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,

TO FIND PROGRAMS AND EVENTS, USE THE INDICATED ACTIVITY NUMBER

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three-five body lengths Elementary backstroke kick Breaststroke kick Rotary Breathing, 10 times Front crawl, 15 yards Elementary backstroke, 10 yards 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

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Dolphin kick, 15 yards (emphasis on keeping legs together) Front crawl bilateral breathing drills Sitting and kneeling dives

Youth Swimming 5

Students will increase endurance and continue to receive feedback on stroke proficiency. ƒƒ Circle swimming, surface dives, racing dives ƒƒ Open turns and flip turns ƒƒ Butterfly arms, kick, and timing — work up to 15 yards ƒƒ Front crawl, 50 yards (with bilateral breathing) ƒƒ Breaststroke, back crawl, and elementary backstroke, 50 yards each ƒƒ Standard scull, 30 seconds ƒƒ Tread water, two minutes ƒƒ Sidestroke

Adult Beginner

Students will work within their own comfort level to learn floating, locomotion and increase overall confidence in the water.

RA MEMBERS AND

NON-MEMBERS

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AQUATICS & SAFETY 2018 SWIM LESSON SCHEDULE Baby and Me*

Toddler* and Me

6-18 months

18 - 36 months

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10:15 am 11 am 11:45 am

10:15 am 11 am

10:15 am

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SESSION 2: JUNE 18-29 MONDAY-THURSDAY FOR TWO WEEKS 11 am*

LAKE NEWPORT

10:15 am

RIDGE HEIGHTS

11 am

7 pm

AUTUMNWOOD

11 am

10:15 am 11 am

10:15 am

11 am

10:15 am

7 pm

GLADE

7 pm

GOLF COURSE ISLAND

6:15 pm

7 pm 7 pm

7 pm 6:15 pm

LAKE AUDUBON

7 pm

7 pm

7 pm

UPLANDS

10:15 am

7 pm

SESSION 3: JULY 9- 20 MONDAY-THURSDAY FOR TWO WEEKS LAKE NEWPORT

11 am*

NORTH HILLS

10:15 am

11 am

10:15 am

10:15 am 10:15 am

RIDGE HEIGHTS 7 pm

AUTUMNWOOD LAKE AUDUBON

6:15 pm*

10:15 am

11 am

10:15 am

11 am 7 pm

7 pm

7 pm

7 pm

UPLANDS

11 am

7 pm

FOUR-WEEK OPTION SESSION A: JULY 9-AUGUST 3 MONDAY & WEDNESDAY FOR FOUR WEEKS GOLF COURSE ISLAND

5:15 pm

NEWBRIDGE

6:15 pm

6 pm

5:15 pm

6 pm

6:15 pm

7 pm

SESSION A: JULY 9-AUGUST 3 TUESDAY & THURSDAY FOR FOUR WEEKS 6 pm

TALL OAKS

5:15 pm

6 pm

5:15 pm

GENERAL INFORMATION • • •

* 'Baby and Me' and 'Toddler and Me' classes are available as four lessons or eight lessons. See level descriptions on page 55. 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. TO REGISTER FOR ACTIVITIES, GO TO WWW.RESTONWEBTRAC.ORG OR CALL 703-435-6530 FOR MORE INFO.

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Baby and Me*

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6-18 months

18 - 36 months

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Age: 6-12

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SESSION 4: JULY 23-AUGUST 3 MONDAY-THURSDAY FOR TWO WEEKS 10:15 am 11 am

LAKE NEWPORT

10:15 am

11 am

10:15 am*

NORTH HILLS

11 am 7 pm

10:15 am

7 pm 7 pm

LAKE AUDUBON

7 pm

7 pm

UPLANDS

10:15 am

10:15 am

RIDGE HEIGHTS AUTUMNWOOD

11 am

7 pm

SESSION 5: AUGUST 6-17 MONDAY-THURSDAY FOR TWO WEEKS LAKE NEWPORT LAKE AUDUBON

11 am*

10:15 am

11 am

9:30 am

7 pm

7 pm

7 pm

TO FIND PROGRAMS AND EVENTS, USE THE INDICATED ACTIVITY NUMBER

10:15 am

9:30 am 7 pm

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NON-MEMBERS

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AQUATICS & SAFETY SAFETY TRAINING

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 premier Aquatics Facility Operator course or become a swim instructor. Contact lcutrona@reston.org or 703-435-6531 for details.

301200201 7/6-7/15 Fri-Sun Times vary by day* 7/9-7/13 Mon-Fri Times vary by day* 7/20-7/29 Fri-Sun Times vary by day 7/23-7/27 Mon-Fri Times vary by day* 8/6-8/10 Mon-Fri Times vary by day* RA Headquarters and RA pools Ages 15+ $175 $225 See ‘Add’l Info’ button on WebTrac to view full class details.

Recertification

Lifeguarding

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.

Certification

Both blended learning and classroom/in-person offerings are available. Course prerequisites include twominute 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 (includes First Aid, CPR, and AED); valid for two years. Full course details are viewable on our program fact sheets online at www.reston.org. 201200201 5/4-5/13 Fri-Sun Times vary by day 5/7-5/11 Mon-Fri Times vary by day 5/29-6/2 Tue-Sat Times vary by day 6/1-6/10 Fri-Sun Times vary by day 6/25-6/29 Mon-Fri Times vary by day

Lifeguards with a current, or no more than 30-days expired, certification are eligible to complete an accelerated recertification course offered in both oneday and two-day formats. Certifications earned: Lifeguarding (includes First Aid, CPR, and AED); valid for two years.

Junior Lifeguarding

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 73.

Full course details are viewable Water Safety Instructor on our program fact sheets (WSI) online at www.reston.org. Instructor course for American 201010202 Red Cross swim lessons. Please 5/5 note that students are required Sat 9:00 am - 7:00 pm to access online learning before 5/7-5/9 the pre-course day as well as Mon & Wed 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm between each class session. 5/12 Course prerequisites include Sat 9:00 am - 7:00 pm demonstrating swimming 5/14-5/15 skills consistent with the Mon-Tue 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm American Red Cross Level 4 5/16-5/17 proficiency in front crawl, back Wed-Thu 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm crawl, breaststroke, elementary 5/19-5/20 backstroke, sidestroke and Sat -Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm butterfly. Students must also 5/29-5/31 be able to maintain a floating Tue & Thu 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm position on their back for one 6/8 minute in deep water and Fri 9:00 am - 7:00 pm tread water for one minute. 6/10 Sun 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Full course details are viewable 6/16 on our program fact sheets Sat 9:00 am - 7:00 pm online at www.reston.org. See ‘Add’l Info’ button on WebTrac to view full class details. Registration dates vary by class. 201200205 5/13-5/20 6/18-6/22 7/22-7/30 RA Headquarters and RA pools Ages 16+ $240 $275 See ‘Add’l Info’ button on WebTrac to view full class details.

Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO) Certification

Premier facility operator certification from the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA). The AFO course is a two-day instructorled training, with the exam administered on the second day. Candidates receive a copy of the AFO manual prior to arriving. Certification is valid for five years and can be renewed through CEUs or retesting. Potential AFOs are highly encouraged to review the manual content prior to arriving at the course. Registration closes May 18. 301200206 6/5-6/6 Sat-Sun 8:00 am - 6:00 pm RA Headquarters Adult $150 $225 See ‘Add’l Info’ button on WebTrac to view full class details.

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APPLY NOW! Lifeguard Hiring Process available online at www.reston.org.

NOW HIRING Reasons to work for Reston: • FREE Pool & Tennis passes • Flexible hours • Competitive wages • Advancement opportunity • Making a difference in Reston!

TO FIND PROGRAMS ANDisEVENTS, THE INDICATEDworkplace. ACTIVITY NUMBER Reston Association an EOEUSE and drug-free

Join us at one of our upcoming hiring fairs, or apply today at careers.reston.org. May 13, 2-4 p.m., Walker Nature Center May 31, 6-8 p.m., Newbridge Pool June 12, 4-6 p.m., North Shore Pool

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CAMPS

PASSPORT TO FUN!

Specialty, variety, half-day and full-day camps, they all share one thing: EXPLORATION! Kids have the opportunity to explore nature, find new talents, try new activities, gain independence, seek lasting friendships, make memories and, of course, have fun! Summer is a few months away. Please review our camp offerings and reserve your child’s spot because space is limited. Good luck, and we hope you can fill your passport by the end of summer.

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Nature Tots (ages 3-5) p.62 Little Hands Music (ages 4-6) p.63 Technology Camp Lego (ages 4-9) p.64 Junior Day Camp (ages 5-7) p.65 Camp on Wheels (ages 5-13) p.66

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Walker’s Rangers (ages 6-9) p.67 Sportsters (ages 6-9) p.68 Art Camp (ages 6-10) p.69 Day Camp (ages 7-11) p.70 Science Camp (ages 8-12) p.71

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Teen Camp (ages 11-14) p.72 Junior Lifeguarding (ages 11-14) p.73 Wilderness Camp (ages 11-14) p.73 Counselor-in-Training (ages 14-16) p.74

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AGE

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SESSION 2 2A

2B

SESSION 3 3A

SESSION 4

3B

4A

4B

7/23-7/27

7/30-8/3

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5B

8/13-8/17

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PRESCHOOL NATURE TOTS

3-5

6/25-6/29

TECHNOLOGY CAMP LEGO

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6/25-6/29

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VARIETY JUNIOR DAY CAMP

5-7

6/18-6/29

*7/2-7/13

7/16-7/27

7/30-8/10

DAY CAMP

7-11

6/18-6/29

*7/2-7/13

7/16-7/27

7/30-8/10

SPECIALTY LITTLE HANDS MUSIC

4-6

TECHNOLOGY CAMP LEGO

5-6

CAMP ON WHEELS

5-13

TECHNOLOGY CAMP LEGO

6-9

WALKER'S RANGERS

6-9

7/9-7/13

7/16-7/20

ART CAMP

6-10

7/9-7/13

7/16-7/20

SPORTS EXTRAVAGANZA

8-10

6/18-6/29

*7/2-7/13

7/16-7/27

SCIENCE CAMP

8-12

6/18-6/29

*7/2-7/13

7/16-7/27

TEEN CAMP

11-14

6/18-6/29

*7/2-7/13

7/16-7/27

WILDERNESS CAMP

11-14

JUNIOR LIFEGUARDING

11 -14

COUNSELOR-IN-TRAINING (CIT)

14-16

6/18-6/22 *7/2-7/6

**8/20-8/24 8/6-8/10

6/18-6/22

6/25-6/29

*7/2-7/6

8/13-8/17

7/23-7/27

7/30-8/3

8/6-8/10

8/13-8/17

8/6-8/10

8/13-8/17

7/30-8/10

TEEN 7/23-7/27 7/9-7/13 6/18-6/29

*7/2-7/13

7/30-8/10 7/30-8/3 8/6-8/10

7/16-7/27

7/30-8/10

SCHOOLS OUT/BREAK SPRING BREAK

5-12

March 26-30 & April 2, 2018

* No camps on 7/4 ** Dates subject to change based on FCPS schedule

REGISTER Online registration is available for members and non-members. Go to www.restonwebtrac.org. Those new to RA programming will need to create a WebTrac account. Accounts may take up to two business days for approval. We offer transportation and extended care services to many of our camps. See page 76 for details.

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CAMPS NATURE TOTS

Ages 3-5

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. 306120101 AM Session: Mon-Fri 8:45 am - 11:45 am Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive PM Session: Mon-Fri 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive Campers must be potty trained. Staff Ratio: At least 1 staff member for every 6 campers RA Camp Shirts: Not required Transportation: Not Available Extended Care: Not Available

Animals A to Z

Discover the wonderful world of animals from ants to zebra swallowtails. Search for beautiful bluebirds, fantastic frogs and slithering snakes along the trails. Learn about opossums and why you don’t always hear the “o” sound in their name. Look for vultures that fly in the shape of a “V”. Sing the alphabet song and get more familiar with your ABC’s. Session 1B 6/25-6/29 $95 $120

Sensory Sensation

Your five senses can tell you a lot about what is going on around you. Use a different sense each day to explore the world of nature. Use your fingers to feel rough bark and soft moss. Make binoculars to look for birds in trees. Listen for the gentle swish of leaves blowing in the wind. Stop and smell the flowers in the gardens. Each day, eat a yummy snack that will make your taste buds dance. No Camp July 4 (fee prorated). Session 2A 7/2-7/3, 7/5-7/6 $76 $96

Time Travelers

Use your imagination and step into our time machine to visit lands in the past, present and future. Go back to prehistoric times and visit with dinosaurs big and little. Feel the chill of the Ice Ages and save animals that are trapped in a glacier. Meet Native Americans and hear stories of the animals that used to live in our forests. Spring into the future and create your own futuristic animal. Session 3B 7/23-7/27 $95 $120

Bug Buddies

Insects can be fuzzy, smooth, bumpy or shiny. Follow a trail of ants to see where they go. Float like a butterfly and hop like a cricket. Search for moths resting on Nature House. Discover how insects are helpful in nature and to us. Catch the buzz about how great our bug buddies can be! Session 4A 7/30-8/3 $95 $120

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

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LITTLE HANDS MUSIC

Ages 4-6

Included: ƒƒ Light snack and drink ƒƒ All craft supplies and a take home CD of music. Transportation: Not Available Extended Care: Not Available Camp Shirts: Not required

Brought to you in partnership with Little Hands.

“Movin and Groovin!”

Jazzy sounds, songs, instruments and stories. Daily craft project, lots of movement and dance, fun with hands-on instruments! Special guest musicians will share their instruments with campers every day, culminating on Friday with a Family Movin’ and Groovin’ Celebration to finish the week. Register at www.littlehands.com 6/18-6/22 Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 12:00 pm The Lake House Ages 4-6 $190 $190

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CAMPS TECHNOLOGY CAMP – LEGO

Ages 4-9

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! This program is not affiliated with or sponsored or endorsed by LEGO® Education or the LEGO® Group. 302120152

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles®

Over 100 “other dimension” minifigs with two dozen Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle characters and bad guys! Cowabunga, Dude! Session 1AP 6/18-6/22 Mon-Fri 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Ages 6-9 $175 $200

Bionicles®

Over 2000 elements, masks, joints, arms, legs, weapons and more! Create alien “robots” of almost any size! Create huge robots or vast armies! Session 1BA 6/25-6/29 Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Ages 6-9 $175 $200

Trains

With over feet of DUPLO® easy-to-assemble train tracks, endless possibilities await budding engineers and track masters. Includes track switchers, straight and curved pieces and train cars. Session 1BP 6/25-6/29 Mon-Fri 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Ages 4-5 $175 $200

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles®

Over 100 “other dimension” minifigs with two dozen Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle characters and bad guys! Cowabunga, Dude! Session 2AA 7/2-3, 7/5-6 Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Ages 5-6 $140 $160

Medieval Madness

Back to the days of castles and knights. Design massive ships and castles. Over 50 mini-figure mates for swabbin’ the deck, swords, cannons, knights and more! Session 2AP 7/2-3, 7/5-6 Mon-Fri 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Ages 6-9 $140 $160

Intro to STEM

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! Session 5AA 8/13-8/17 Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Ages 4-5 $175 $200

STEM Challenge

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. Session 5AP 8/13-8/17 Mon-Fri 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Ages 6-9 $175 $200

Minecraft, Build Adventure Game

Bring Minecraft to life using LEGO® materials! Resourcefulness, creativity and cooperation come together in this unique building adventure game; roll the dice to mine for resources, and use these resources to build special items to help in our adventures! Build a Zoo, create a Medieval Castle and design a Tree House Village! Session 5BA 8/20-8/24 Mon-Fri 9:00am - 12:00pm Ages 4-5 $175 $200

Minecraft, Build Survival Game

Bring Minecraft to life using LEGO® materials! Resourcefulness, creativity and cooperation come together in this unique building adventure game; roll the dice to mine for resources, craft tools, and watch out for Creepers! Session 5BP 8/20-8/24 Mon-Fri 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Ages 5-6 $175 $200

Brought to you in partnership with Play-Well TEKnologies.

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

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JUNIOR DAY CAMP

Ages 5-7

This camp is designed for kids who are ready to be on their own for the entire day. It provides plenty of time to make new friends, sing, play, explore, learn and laugh — all under the watchful eyes of fully trained staff. JDC is fun for kids and gives peace of mind to parents. We have four two-week themed sessions. The staff ratio is one staff member for every six campers during the session. 302130101 Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Brown’s Chapel Park Ages 5-7 $435 $490 Campers will… ƒƒ Participate in sports, games, crafts, swimming and boating. ƒƒ Bring a lunch, beverage and snack each day. Refrigeration and microwave facilities are not available to campers. Camp Shirts: $8/10 (Youth/Adult), required daily. Transportation: Available… see page 76 for details. Extended Care: Available… see page 76 for details. Junior Day Camp also offers beginner swim lessons during Sessions 1-4. Campers must enroll at least two weeks prior to the start of their camp session. Visit www.restonwebtrac.org for availability, location and price.

Summer Camp: the Musical

Sing and dance your way through the week as we take on all things music! Maybe there will be a flash mob at lunch, or maybe your cabin will write a song about their archery experience and sing it at campfire! Music is in and around all of us, and who knows where it will pop up next! Session 1 6/18-6/29

Mystery

The mystery is even a mystery! Who’s lurking over at the pool? Who’s hiding in the broom closet? And what are they looking for? We don’t even know! But we do know one thing, we will figure it out together during Mystery Week! Session 2 7/2-7/13 (No camp 7/4; camp fee is prorated) $392 $441

Animal Kingdom

The animals have come to try camping for the first time ever! How will it go for them? You might see a big furry red or even a unicorn! What will they make of Capture the Flag? And have you ever seen a T-Rex dance? Let’s find out when animals take over Brown’s Chapel Park! Session 3 7/16-7/27

Wild Water

Summer just wouldn’t be complete without our most traditional and ever so popular weekly theme — Wild Water Week! So, add some extra sunscreen, gather the squirters, fill the water balloons and crank up the swimming pools because this week promises to be packed with wet and wild FUN. You will feel the excitement all the way from your head to your wrinkled toes. We’ll pour it, spray it, drink it, freeze it and play in it! Session 4 7/30-8/10

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CAMPS Skateboarding Camp

CAMP ON WHEELS

Ages 5-13

Extreme fun for skateboarders, bike riders and those who want to learn to ride. 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 Provide their own equipment as listed. ƒƒ Receive a camp T-shirt and stickers. 302130150 Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 3:00 pm Lake Newport Soccer Field Ages 5-13 $330 $350 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, choosing among skateboarding, bike riding or learning to ride. Campers will be grouped within their specialty sport during instruction time.

Brought to you in partnership with American Inline.

Ready, set, go! This is 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 and includes a new 4-foot bank ramp, 3-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 includes skateboard, helmet, knee pads, elbow pads and wrist guards. Bring water and snack in a labeled cooler. Session 4BS 8/6-8/10

Learn How to Ride a Bike

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 door 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, basic riding skills, braking and steering. Play bike games and ride on confidence courses, short tours and more. Required equipment includes a bike without training wheels, helmet, bike gloves, water and snack in a labeled cooler. Session 4BL 8/6-8/10

Bike Riding Camp

This camp is for kids who can already ride without the assistance of training wheels. It provides a hands-on,

educational way for children to master the art of bicycle riding. Campers learn riding skills, steering, braking, shifting, safety, negotiating obstacles, hills, riding rules of the road, ride ramps and more. In addition to improving skills, this bike camp gives children a chance to socialize and interact with their peers in the great outdoors on paved or dirt trails. Required equipment includes a bike, bike gloves, helmet, water bottle, hydration pack and snack in a labeled cooler. Session 4BB 8/6-8/10

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

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WALKER’S RANGERS

Ages 6-9

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. 306130102 Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive Ages 6-9 $95 $120 Staff Ratio: At least 1 staff member for every 6 campers RA Camp Shirts: Not required Transportation: Not Available Extended Care: Not Available

Nature Comics

Our favorite comic strips, comic books, cartoons and graphic novels often get inspiration from nature. From Mickey Mouse to Snoopy, Spider-Man to Pokémon, many popular characters are based on animals and how they behave. Go on hikes to observe animals in their natural settings and watch for their curious ways. Meet some live animals up close. Search for our favorite characters along the trails. Design your own comics based on what you see and hear. Session 2B 7/9-7/13

Time Rangers

Take a jump in time to discover lands of today, tomorrow and yesterday. Feel the mists of the prehistoric forests and excavate dinosaur bones. Visit the sands of the Egyptian desert and meet a mythical sphinx. See the forest through the eyes of Virginia’s Native Americans. Fast forward in time and create your own futuristic animal. Session 3A 7/16-7/20

Nature Magic

Abracadabra! Hocus-pocus! Magical things happen in nature all the time. Make a rainbow, turn two liquids into a solid and discover the magic of metamorphosis. Give a flower a new color, and design a bracelet that changes in the sun. Get tools for your own magic kit and learn to dazzle your friends and family. We’ve got a few tricks up our sleeves. Session 4B 8/6-8/10

Nature’s Engineers

Before the greatest human buildings were imagined, animals constructed elaborate homes and structures. Discover how beavers use trees to dam streams and build lodges. See how bees and wasps use wax or wood to create nurseries for their young. Learn how birds make nests without any hands. Make replica creations out of various building materials. Session 5A 8/13-8/17 TO FIND PROGRAMS AND EVENTS, USE THE INDICATED ACTIVITY NUMBER

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CAMPS SPORTSTERS

Ages 6-9

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! 302130102 Camp Shirts: $8/10 (Youth/Adult), required daily. Transportation: Available… see page 76 for details. Extended Care: Available… see page 76 for details. 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.

Session 1A 6/18-6/29 Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Lake Anne Park Ages 6-9 $195 $225 Session 1F 6/18-6/29 Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 3:45 pm Lake Anne Park Ages 6-9 $305 $330 Session 2A

7/2-7/13 (No camp 7/4) Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Lake Anne Park Ages 6-9 $176 $203 Session 2F 7/2-7/13 (No camp 7/4) Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 3:45 pm Lake Anne Park Ages 6-9 $275 $297 Session 3A 7/16-7/27 Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Lake Anne Park Ages 6-9 $195 $225 Session 3F 7/16-7/27 Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 3:45 pm Lake Anne Park Ages 6-9 $305 $330 Session 4A 7/30-8/10 Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Lake Anne Park Ages 6-9 $195 $225 Session 4F 7/30-8/10 Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 3:45 pm Lake Anne Park Ages 6-9 $305 $330

Sports covered in this camp will be: ƒƒ Soccer ƒƒ Basketball ƒƒ Volleyball ƒƒ Kickball ƒƒ Whiffleball ƒƒ Floor Hockey ƒƒ Sports Conditioning

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ART CAMP

Ages 6-10

Reston Association is partnering with Greater Reston Arts Center (GRACE) to offer exciting art camps this summer. The sessions are designed to provide direct learning experiences centered on the visual arts. 302130153 Camp Highlights include: ƒƒ Innovative new projects during each session ƒƒ Opportunities to expand artistic vocabulary and creativity through handson activities led by professional art educators ƒƒ One pool visit during the week, depending on the weather Campers must provide their own bag lunch. RA Camp Shirts: Not required Transportation: Available… see page 76 for details. Extended Care: Available… see page 76 for details.

Brought to you in partnership with Greater Reston Arts Center (GRACE).

My Mom Would Never Let Me Do That!

Using a variety of materials, this session combines innovative discovery through scientific exploration and the creative process to create the messiest and silliest of art projects. Come make art at camp that your parents would never let you do in the house! Session 2B 7/9-7/13 Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm The Lake House Ages 6-8 $310 $335

Session 4B 8/6-8/10 Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm The Lake House Ages 6-10 $310 $335

Full STEAM Ahead

Experience the possibilities when technology and art collide! This camp session will explore the possibilities of combining science, technology, engineering, art and math in fun artbased activities. Campers will work collaboratively and independently to creatively solve problems through art making. Session 3B 7/23-7/27 Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm The Lake House Ages 6-10 $310 $335

Art & Movement

Who says art-making has to be stationary? This camp session focuses on all the ways art can get you moving and features 2-D and 3-D projects, which will utilize movement and artmaking in innovative ways. In partnership with Beloved Yoga, campers will enhance their action art with yoga each day. Session 5A 8/13-8/17 Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm The Lake House Ages 6-10 $310 $335

Fibers & Friends! Tie-Dye, Friendship Bracelets and More!

Have you ever wondered how a spider builds its web, how a bird weaves a nest, how your friend made such an AWESOME key chain? Become a wonder-weaver as we explore all things fiber — tie-dyeing, friendship bracelets, basketry and more! Session 4A 7/30-8/3 Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm The Lake House Ages 6-10 $310 $335

Session 3A 7/16-7/20 Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm The Lake House Ages 7-10 $310 $335 TO FIND PROGRAMS AND EVENTS, USE THE INDICATED ACTIVITY NUMBER

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CAMPS DAY CAMP

Ages 7-11

This is our most popular summer camp! School-age children looking for a more traditional camp will look no further! We have four two-week sessions and two one-week sessions. The staff ratio is 1 staff member for every 6 campers. 302130103 Mon-Fri 8:45 am - 4:00 pm Brown’s Chapel Campers 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. ƒƒ Learn cooperative skills through small-group interaction and team building activities. Camp Shirts: $8/10 (Youth/Adult), required daily. Transportation: Available… see page 76 for details. Extended Care: Available… see page 76 for details. Special Interest Activities: Campers have the opportunity to participate in special interest activities such as music, drama, journalism, and recreation/sports, as well as an option to purchase tennis or swim lessons. These lessons are offered for Day Camp Sessions 1-4. We will be providing you a Special Interest Form prior to your first day of camp. Pick and rank your top three choices and bring the form with you on the first day of the camp session. The counselors will assign the special interest activities on Day One, and you will be with that group for the entire session

during the special interest hour. Day Camp also offers beginner swim and tennis lessons. Visit www.restonwebtrac.org for availability, location and price.

Time Warp

Travel back in time with us to days of root beer floats, the Wild West gold rush, the time of the dinosaurs as you hunt for dinosaur eggs, the era of hippie days and disco, and more. Session 1 6/18-6/29 $440 $495

Space Station Vacation

- 3, 2, 1…blast-off as campers learn about the solar system through hands-on activities involving the planets, stars and moon. Make and eat moon rocks, create rockets, take a trip to the planetarium and walk on the moon. Session 2 7/2-7/13 (No camp on 7/4; fee is prorated.) $400 $445

Down & Dirty

Join us as we kick off the session with games and activities of goo, slime, slop, goop and gunk. Campers will compete in some competitive games designed to be messy — ding baseball, flour wars and more. We promise these two weeks will be the most fun you will ever have. (Bring a t-shirt to tie-dye and a clean change of clothes to ride in the car.) Please note your camper will be messy, and we encourage old clothes and shoes to be worn during this session. Session 3 7/16-7/27 $440 $495

Under the Sea

Anyone for a game of sharks and minnows? Want to make a Soctopus? Mermaids, shells, fish, whales and did we mention SHARKS abound as we explore life under the sea through nature and craft projects, storytelling, skits and friendly competitions. Of course, no Under the Sea session would be complete

without some wet, wild and wacky water games as we’ll find plenty of ways to beat the summer heat. Session 4 7/30-8/10 $440 $495

Camp’s Got Talent

Camp’s Got Talent is calling all actors, singers and rock stars. Get ready to hit superstar status! Prepare to be in the spotlight during this fun oneweek session at camp. There’s no time like show time! Session 5A 8/13-8/17 $225 $250

Adventure Land

Campers will explore a new adventure through crafts, field trips, games and more! There will be unique adventures in different areas of camp! Session 5B 8/20-8/24 $225 $250

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

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SCIENCE CAMP

Ages 8-12

Day One, and you will be with that group for the entire session during the special interest hour.

Wet and Wonderful Water The USGS welcomes the campers to their beautiful 100 + acre campus, offering the opportunity to meet scientists and participate in fun hands-on experiments. 302130104 Mon-Fri 8:45 am - 3:45 pm United States Geological Survey Campers will… ƒƒ Experience a daily combination of in-class discovery and exploration, outdoor games and physical activities. ƒƒ Be able to touch, see, hear, smell and taste what science is really all about. 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 three camp sessions, two weeks each in length. Camp Shirts: $8/10 (Youth/Adult), required daily. Transportation: Available… see page 76 for details. Extended Care: Available… see page 76 for details.

Dive into a week of water exploration! Learn about where our water comes from, investigate the different types of water pollution, and use cutting-edge technologies to purify water. Field trips to Great Falls and a local water treatment plant. Session 1 6/18-6/29 $462 $517

Rock – It Science

What good are rocks? Explore the exciting world of rocks, minerals and fossils through fun hands-on experiments and a visit from a USGS scientist. Learn how volcanos, rockslides, and earthquakes impact us in everyday life. This session includes a visit to a local cavern. Session 2 7/2-7/13 No camp July 4; fee prorated. $416 $465

The Sky’s the Limit

Have you ever wondered why sometimes you can see the moon during the day? Are you interested in exploring how satellites work? Look to the sky as we use a calendar, a watch and the sun to find out how to navigate and tell time. The sky’s the limit as we visit some far-off places. Session 3 7/16-7/27 $462 $517

Special Interest Activities: Campers have the opportunity to participate in music, drama, Mr. Wizard, journalism, and recreation/sports. We will be providing you a Special Interest Form prior to your first day of camp. Pick and rank your top three choices and bring the form with you on the first day of the camp session. The counselors will assign the special interest activities on TO FIND PROGRAMS AND EVENTS, USE THE INDICATED ACTIVITY NUMBER

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CAMPS Extended Care: Available… see page 76 for details.

TEEN CAMP

Ages 11-14

Why sit home when you can experience all sorts of summer fun? That’s what camp is all about. Every day we let our imaginations take us to places we’ve never been before. Along with special theme days, we will swim, go on field trips and get messy with some great arts and crafts projects. Information packets and camp calendars highlighting our fun days will be handed out after receipt of registration. 302140105 Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Glade Room We offer four two-week sessions for youth ages 11-14 in a safe atmosphere with a highly trained, fun and energetic staff with a ratio of 1 staff member to every 8 campers. Teens will… ƒƒ Engage in life experiences in a safe, caring, and accepting environment where the emphasis is on having fun. ƒƒ Participate in sports, games, arts and 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 after dark. ƒƒ Be exposed to a variety of hobbies, interests and cultural programs. ƒƒ Develop interpersonal skills through small-group interactions and challenges. ƒƒ Bring a lunch, beverage, and snack each day. Refrigeration and microwave facilities are not available to campers.

Note: On extended road trip days, parent must pick up campers. No afternoon/evening transportation or extended care is available on these days.

Session 1

Highlighted trips include Kings Dominion near Richmond, sharks teeth dig in Chesapeake, MD, bowling in Herndon, GRACE Art in Reston, Bow Tie Cinema in Reston and many more. Session 1 6/18-6/29 $475 $515

Session 2

Highlighted trips include rock climbing, trampoline park, geocaching, TV/radio stations, mini-golf, National Zoo and a few other surprises. Session 2 7/2-7/13 No camp July 4; fee prorated. $428 $464

Session 3

Highlighted trips include Hershey Park, PA, Escape Room in Herndon, laser tag in Sterling, movies in Reston, glow-in-the-dark bowling in Leesburg. Session 3 7/16-7/27 $475 $515

Session 4

Highlighted trips include the Splashdown in Manassas, stand-up paddle boarding in Reston, go carts in Sterling, Top Golf in Ashburn, glow-in-thedark mini-golf in Leesburg. Session 4 7/30-8/10 $475 $515

Camp Shirts: No shirt required Transportation: Available… see page 76 for details.

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

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WILDERNESS CAMP

Ages 11-14

This specialty outdoor camp is for youth who are comfortable outside and want to experience more in the great outdoors. We will also be incorporating camp crafts into each session such as shelter building, knots/ lashing, outdoor cooking, etc. 302140107 Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Pony Barn Picnic Pavilion Ages 11-14 $300 $350 These sessions are targeted each week to provide a specific theme to educate campers on various skill sets including wilderness survival and primitive camping skills. The two themes being covered over the two weeks are: ƒƒ Environment — water ecology, forest ecology, geology, wild edibles, map reading, orienteering ƒƒ Survival — natural shelter building, basic first aid, fire building, hiking, backpacking, tracking and water purification Camp Shirts: Not required Transportation: Not Available Extended Care: Not Available

Environment Skills

This session is geared toward novice outdoors campers who would like to sharpen their skills with nature. Campers will learn about water ecology, forest ecology, medicinal plants, geology and wild edibles. We will also be diving into map reading and orienteering. Session 3B 7/23-7/27

Survival Skills

Join us for a week-long adventure that will teach your camper to survive in the wild. Campers will learn about making fire with matches and friction, as well as safe and effective fire-tending techniques. They will be taught basic first aid and water purification. Campers will receive instruction in building primitive shelters with ropes, tarps and natural materials and will experiment with outdoor cooking. We will do some offtrail exploration and learn how to navigate through the woods. Campers will also learn how to pack a backpack, do some hiking, and learn how to track animals. On the final day, we will test campers’ skills with a late-night hike and campfire that they will have to start. Session 4A 7/30-8/3

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JUNIOR LIFEGUARDING

Ages 11-14

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. 301014101 Session 2B 7/9-7/13 Session 4B 8/6-8/10 Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Golf Course Island Pool (Except Wednesdays at RA HQ) Ages 11-14 $275 $325 Please note: Participation in Junior Lifeguarding does NOT result in American Red Cross (ARC) certification. Transportation: Not available Extended Care: ƒƒ Campers may arrive as early as 8:30 a.m. ƒƒ T/R/F campers may stay at Golf Course Island Pool until closing with prior waiver from parent / guardian.

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CAMPS COUNSELOR-INTRAINING (CIT) PROGRAM

Ages 14-16

RA offers a Counselor-inTraining Program for teens. 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 in a fun and exciting environment. 302140106 Mon-Fri 8:45 am - 4:00 pm Session 1 6/18-6/29 Session 2 7/2-7/13* Session 3 7/16-7/27 Session 4 7/30-8/10 Arrival: Report to assigned camp at various locations around Reston Departure: Brown’s Chapel $255 $310 *No camp July 4; fee prorated. $227 $279 Please note there is no interview required for acceptance. Camp Shirts: $10/shirt, required daily. CITs who attend June orientation will receive one FREE shirt. Transportation: Available… see page 76 for details. CITs will… 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.

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RA CAMP JOBS Reston Association is seeking staff for our Summer Day Camps. June 18 – August 24

• Make a positive impact in a child’s life • Be a strong role model • Ideal job for teachers, college and high school students • Free RA pool and tennis pass

Available Postings Directors, Assistant Directors, Specialists, Lead Counselors, Counselors & Drivers (ages 16+)

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Minimum age requirements must be met by Sept. 30, 2018. Maximum age requirements must be met by the first day of each session.

Confirmation of Camp Enrollment

If you register online with WebTrac, your receipt will provide you with a confirmation of payment and some registration paperwork. If you find an error, please contact the Camp Registrar or Member Services.

Waiting List

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

Special Placement

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Deposits are credited toward the total cost of the program. Deposits may be transferred as a deposit to another RA camp session within the same year. They may not be used toward a camp balance. Full payment for all sessions and services is required by May 1. 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. Returned checks will result in a fee.

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 and are $8 for youth sizes, $10 for adult sizes.

Transportation Morning: $50 per session Afternoon: $50 per session

Van transportation is available within RA boundaries only. Transportation is available for all camps with the following exceptions: ƒƒ Morning transportation (to camp) is available for Sportsters Half Day registrants ƒƒ No Transportation is available for Nature Tots, Walker’s Rangers, Camp on Wheels, Junior Lifeguarding or Technology/Lego Camps. ƒƒ Campers may be picked up and dropped off at two different locations. Locations must remain the same throughout the session.

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CAMP CALENDAR

May 1 Camp balances are due and any payments paid in full. May 1 Camper forms are due. June 1 Last day for refunds Registration and related forms are available online at www.reston.org if you are submitting forms in person at Member Services. Forms can also be completed online if you are registered in WebTrac. Contact the Camp Registrar or Member Services for details. If you prefer to register in person or drop off 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. ƒƒ

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Pick-up/Drop-off locations must be a home, place of employment or day care provider. Transportation is not available after Extended Care. Camp Registrar will call the family 24-48 hours prior to the first day of the session to confirm approximate morning pick-up times. Please allow a 10-minute window for this time due to commuter traffic.

Extended Care

$55/Session, AM (7:30-9 a.m.) $55/Session, PM (4-6 p.m.) Extended Care is provided at our Brown’s Chapel facility. AM Extended Care is available for Sportsters, Junior Day Camp, Art 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 Full day 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. These campers will

ride the same vans that provide AM and PM transportation from and to private residences and workplaces within RA boundaries. If your child attends Science Camp or Teen Camp, please drop them off at Extended Care by 8:15 a.m. and pick them up no earlier than 4:15 p.m. These recommended times are subject to change. Extended Care activities are less structured and more independent than regular camp activities. They may include cards, board games, crafts, reading, videos, etc. A snack and drink will be served.

Transfer Policy

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


NEW for 2018

RA CAMPS MERCHANDISE Whether your child is a 1st year or 5th year camper, check out the cool RA merchandise. NOW AVAILABLE at Member Services.

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NATURE WALKER NATURE ALL AGES All ages welcome. Children must be CENTER accompanied by a registered adult.

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

The mission of the Nature 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: §§ 1 mile of loop trails §§ An education building known as Nature House §§ A picnic pavilion §§ Picnic tables and trailside benches §§ A fire ring §§ Outdoor displays and interpretive signs §§ Demonstration gardens and meadow §§ A pond §§ The Glade Stream Valley §§ Snakeden Branch stream’s entrance to 44-acre Lake Audubon

REGISTRATION

Advance registration and payment is required for all programs, unless otherwise noted. Visit www.restonwebtrac.org to register online, or contact naturecenter@reston.org or 703-476-9689, ext. 5, 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.

Earth Day Project

Celebrate Earth Day by digging in to spruce up the Nature Center with new plantings and fresh woodchipped trails. Individuals, families and companies are encouraged to participate. Register by April 20. Groups with more than five people, contact habrock@ reston.org or 703-435-7986. 206011202 4/23 Mon 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Walker Nature Center Adults & Children 5+ Free

Mother’s Day Tea

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 9. 206011008 5/12 Sat 10:30 am - 11:30 am Walker Nature Center All Ages $7 $9

Owl Prowl

Meet a wildlife rehabilitator from Secret Garden Birds and Bees 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. Register by June 5. 206011008 6/8 Fri 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm WNC Fire Ring on Soapstone Drive between Glade Drive and Lawyers Road Adults & Ages 5+ $7 $9

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 June 12. 206011003 6/15 Fri 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm WNC Fire Ring on Soapstone Drive between Glade Drive and Lawyers Road All Ages $6 $8

Walking Stick Workshop

Summer is here, 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 engrave your name or initials to make it your own. All supplies included. Register by June 27. 206011012 6/30 Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 pm Walker Nature Center Adults & Ages 5+ $8 $10

NATURE HOUSE

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

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Want to rent space at the Walker Nature Center? See page 105 for details. TO REGISTER FOR ACTIVITIES, GO TO WWW.RESTONWEBTRAC.ORG OR CALL 703-435-6530 FOR MORE INFO.

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Campfire – Celestial Stories

Discover stories of the night sky around a crackling fire. Learn all about the upcoming partial solar eclipse. Celebrate summer with sparklers and toasted marshmallows. Register by June 30. 306011003 7/3 Tue 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm WNC Fire Ring on Soapstone Drive between Glade Drive and Lawyers Road All Ages $6 $8

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 July 3. 306011007 7/6 Fri 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm Lake Anne Plaza Boat Docks Adults & Ages 10+ $7 $9

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 9. 306011008 7/12 Thu 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm The Lake House All Ages $6 $8

Fairy Festival Calling all fairies young and old! Experience the magic of gossamer wings, fairy wands and whimsical tales. Explore a woodland trail filled with fairy houses, and help to build a fairy house from natural materials. Sip fairy tea and enjoy refreshments with the Fairy Queen. Make a craft, and find hidden fairies. Register by July 18.

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Choose from two event times. 306011306 7/21 Sat 10:00 am - 11:15 am Or 11:30 am - 12:45 pm Walker Nature Center All Ages $7 $9

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.

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: Fire Ring can be rented for self-use. You bring the wood and the water. $20/hour $30/hour

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 BABES IN THE WOODS

Ages 18 months through 35 months. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Are You My Mother?

Why are baby animals so cute? How are animal baby lives different from ours, and how are they the same? Enjoy a beloved storybook. Play matching games. Take a picnic on the trail and help mother animals find their babies. Register by April 6. 206111001 4/9 Mon 10:00 am - 11:00 am Or 4/10 Tue 10:00 am - 11:00 am Walker Nature Center Ages 18-35 months $7 $9

Nature’s Numbers

Summer brings many great things to count! How many chicks in a nest? How many ants on a log? Explore and count blooming flowers, leaves and critters! Make a natural numbers craft and sing counting songs. Park at Hunters Woods Pool. Register by July 7. 306111001 7/9 Mon 10:00 am - 11:00 am Or 7/10 Tue 10:00 am - 11:00 am Hunters Woods Pavilion, 2501 Reston Parkway Ages 18-35 months $7 $9

Perfect Patterns

Spots, stripes, colors and prints on animals are amazing. Learn about the patterns and colors in the animal world. Create your own animal print using a variety of tools, stamps and paper shapes. Did you know an animal’s coat can help it blend into its surroundings or communicate with others? Meet a box turtle and discover how its shell pattern helps it to survive. Enjoy a themed snack and craft. 206111001 6/11 Mon 10:00 am - 11:00 am Or 6/12 Tue 10:00 am - 11:00 am Walker Nature Center Ages 18-35 months $7 $9

Bring the kids and the cake to a fun-filled, creative party at the Nature Center. Thematic parties include a two-anda-half hour facility rental, 45 minutes of staff-led activities and party favors.

Choose from the following themes:

Nature Detectives

Dinosaurs

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

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).

Ages 3-7

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 May 11. 206111001 5/14 Mon 10:00 am - 11:00 am Or 5/15 Tue 10:00 am - 11:00 am Walker Nature Center Ages 18-35 months $7 $9

Planning a Birthday Party?

JOIN THE WALKER NATURE CENTER’S ELECTRONIC MAILING LIST!

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

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Nature Crafts Ages 3-12

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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.

$200/RA member $225/Non-member For more info, please call 703-476-9689 and press 3 or email naturecenter@ reston.org.

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

Campfire Fun Ages 7-12

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

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

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All Ages Welcome FREE No registration required. Entertainment Live Animals Fishing Activities Craft Making for Kids Native Plant Sale with Nature by Design Displays and Information from Environmental Groups Canoe and Kayak Rentals on Lake Audubon ($5) Volunteers needed. Contact habrock@reston.org or call 703-435-7986. Entertainment Sponsor: Reston Community Center See www.restonwebtrac.org for event updates.

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NATURE PRESCHOOL HAPPENINGS

Ages 3 to 5 years. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

The Giving Tree

Celebrate Arbor Day with the age-old favorite The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein. Go on a forest scavenger hunt. Make a one-of-a-kind leaf art craft to take home. Register by April 2. 206121008 4/5 Thu 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Walker Nature Center Ages 3-5 $6 $8

Turtle Tracking

Learn all about all our wonderful Reston turtles from the woods of the Nature Center to the banks of Lake Audubon. Discover turtle anatomy. Meet a box turtle, and make a craft. Finish your adventure by going on a turtle search. Register by May 20. 206121008 5/23 Wed 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Walker Nature Center Ages 3-5 $6 $8

Soda Bottle Terrarium

Discover the joy of growing things by creating your own terrarium. Learn what a plant needs to survive, and create a perfect home for your new plant inside of a plastic bottle. Register by June 3. 206121008 6/6 Wed 10:30 am - 11:30 am Walker Nature Center Ages 3-5 $7 $9

Knee Deep in a Creek

Hot days are perfect for dipping your feet into the cool water. Explore Snakeden Branch stream looking for frogs, tadpoles, minnows and other aquatic creatures. Wear your wading shoes and clothes that can get dirty. We will provide nets and buckets. Register by July 11. 306121008 7/14 Sat 10:30 am - 12:00 pm Walker Nature Center Ages 3-5 $5 $7

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CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS

Ages 5 to 12. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

We Love Trees

Tall trees, short trees, big trees, little trees — celebrate them all with a walk in the woods and get to know a tree up close. Learn to identify trees by their bark and leaves. Discover new and historical uses for trees. Make and decorate a tree cookie key chain or necklace to take home. Register by April 13. 206131008 4/16 Mon 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Walker Nature Center Ages 5-12 $6 $8

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 6. 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 6/9 Sat 9:30 am - 11:30 am Lake Audubon Pool, 2070 Twin Branches Road Ages 3-15 $5 $7

Texture Adventure in Art and Nature

Discover nature through textured art. Enjoy a nature walk and play discovery games to get to know the many textures of nature at your fingertips. See if you can identify natural objects by touch alone. Then, gather your favorite textures to make a nature discovery bowl out of clay. Register by May 8. 206131012 5/18 Fri 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm Walker Nature Center Ages 5-12 $7 $9 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

Make your own 52-gallon rain barrel from a recycled pickle barrel. Rain barrels collect water from the roof and store it for use later. If you already have a barrel, volunteer to help others master the drill or place screens on their barrels. To register, visit http://www. fairfaxcounty.gov/soil-waterconservation/rain-barrel by May 16. Limit 2 per household. To volunteer, contact Ha Brock at 703-435-7986 or email habrock@reston.org. 5/19 Sat 10:30 am - 12:30 pm Walker Nature Center Adults $55 per barrel

Bruschetta Garden Workshop

Grow your own one pot bruschetta vegetable and herb garden! We want you to have the flavors of summer at your fingertips. Learn which herbs grow well in containers, and get some tips on tomato plants, too. We’ll share a bruschetta recipe with you and make a batch together. Take home a small container garden perfect for patios or sunny porches, and enjoy harvesting your homegrown mini-tomatoes and basil in the weeks ahead. Register by June 4. 206201012 6/23 Sat 11:00 am - 12:30 pm Walker Nature Center Adults $15 $20

BIRD WALKS

Adults. No registration required. Free

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 co-presented by the Audubon Society of Northern Virginia and The Bird Feeder store.

Early April Bird Walk: Lower Glade Stream Valley

4/15 Sun 7:30 am - 10:30 am Park on Glade Drive near Twin Branches Road

Late April Bird Walk: Bright Pond

4/29 Sun 7:30 am - 10:30 am Bright Pond Lane, park at the end of the cul-de-sac

Early May Bird Walk: Stratton Woods Park

5/6 Sun 7:30 am - 10:30 am Stratton Woods Park, 2431 Fox Mill Road

Late May Bird Walk: Glade Stream Valley/ Sapsucker Woods

5/20 Sun 7:30 am - 10:30 am Glade Pool, 11550 Glade Drive

June Bird Walk: Walker Nature Center/Lower Snakeden Stream Valley

6/10 Sun 7:30 am - 10:30 am Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive

July Bird Walk: Buttermilk Creek Trail/ Lake Fairfax

7/8 Sun 7:30 am - 10:30 am Uplands Pool, 11032 Ring Road TO FIND PROGRAMS AND EVENTS, USE THE INDICATED ACTIVITY NUMBER

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

MAY 24 - SEPTEMBER 18 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.

Reston’s Official Bird: The Pileated Woodpecker Prints by Dana Ann Scheurer Limited Edition Prints Now Available for $125 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 giclée 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.

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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NATURE WILDLIFE COUNTS AND CLASSES Bird Class: An Introduction

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. Learn how to use eBird and support Reston’s biodiversity projects. Register by May 28. 206201205 5/31 Thu 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Walker Nature Center Adults $5/person, free for count participants

Summer Bird Count

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 30. 206201205 6/2 Sat 6:30 am - 11:30 am Walker Nature Center Adults Free

Butterfly Class: An Introduction

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 2. 306201205 7/5 Thu 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Walker Nature Center Adults $5/person, free for count participants

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 4. 306201205 7/7 Sat 9:45 am - 1:00 pm Walker Nature Center Adults Free

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 Presenters: Ken Rosenthal and Don Coram. Register by July 24. 306201205 7/26 Thu 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Walker Nature Center Adults $5/person or 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 25. 306201205 7/28 Sat 9:45 am - 1:00 pm Walker Nature Center Adults Free

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BRUSH CHIPPING RA’s brush chipping program offers you a place to bring your brush for chipping at no cost. RA Guidelines state that no brush may be dumped on RA property. Just drop off your brush at the locations listed below, and RA crews will chip it for use on RA open space.

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

PLEASE: Brush only (branches should be less than 4 inches in diameter). No 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 21-22 Central Services Facility May 19-20 Lake Audubon Pool June 16-17 Central Services Facility July 21-22 Lake Audubon Pool

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ENVIRONMENTAL FILM SERIES

Fri 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Walker Nature Center Adults Free $5 suggested donation Registration is recommended. Walk-ins welcome as seats are available. Visit www. restonwebtrac.org or contact naturecenter@reston.org, 703-476-9689, ext.5.

Rachel Carson

She set out to save a species… us. Featuring the voice of Mary-Louise Parker as the influential writer and scientist, this intimate portrait illuminates the public and private life of the woman who launched the modern environmental movement and whose groundbreaking books revolutionized our relationship to the natural world. The film draws from Carson’s writings, letters and recent scholarship. Registration recommended by April 26. (120 min.) 206201051 4/27

Minimalism

How might your life be better with less? This film examines the many flavors of minimalism by taking the audience inside the lives of minimalists from all walks of life. (79 min.) 206201051 5/25

NATURE CENTER

5K RUN & WALK 15TH ANNIVERSARY

Saturday, April 14, 8 a.m. Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive Adult $30 Children $20 Register at www.active.com or in person starting at 7:00 a.m. on race day. Get into nature on one of the most scenic courses in the area. There will be lots of prizes, music and refreshments following the race. The Walker Nature Center is the home of environmental education in Reston. Funds raised will support facility enhancements, educational exhibits and programs. Hosted by Friends of Reston, Reston Association’s 501c3 supporting organization. Donations above and beyond race entry fees are tax deductible. Volunteers needed. Contact habrock@reston.org or call 703-435-7986. To become a race sponsor or donate a prize, contact Katie Shaw at kshaw@reston.org.

A Plastic Ocean

This film brings to light the consequences of a disposable lifestyle. We thought we could use plastic once and throw it away with negligible impact to humans and animals. That turns out to be untrue. Follow an international team of adventurers, researchers and ocean ambassadors on a global mission to uncover the truth about what is lurking beneath the surface of our seemingly pristine ocean. (100 min.) 206201051 6/22 Copresented by Friends of Reston

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NATURE PROHIBITED PLANTS IN RESTON

Reston Association’s Board of Directors has updated the invasive plant ban to include all plants on the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) Heritage Program’s invasive plant list. Although many of these plants can be purchased at nurseries and garden centers, they are detrimental to the local environment. They may not be planted by homeowners in RA member yards or by staff at RA facilities and natural areas. Invasive exotic plants are nonnative to North America. They spread quickly and outcompete native vegetation. Often, invasives get their start in yards where they can become a serious problem for the property owner and adversely affect neighboring properties as well as RA natural areas.

The proliferation of invasives decreases plant diversity and harms wildlife that depends on native plants for food and shelter. Many invasives overtake native shrubs and trees that are a signature of the Reston community. Efforts to control these species on RA property are ongoing and costly.

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Oriental Bittersweet (Celastrus orbiculatus) Porcelain-berry (Ampelopsis brevipedunculata) Yellow Flag (Iris pseudacorus) Chinese Privet (Ligustrum sinense) Periwinkle and Greater Periwinkle (Vinca major and minor) Purple Loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria)

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.

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If you would like to volunteer to help control invasive plants in Reston, contact Ha Brock at habrock@reston. org. Please direct questions to our environmental resource staff at 703-437-7658.

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.

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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Additional banned plants can be found at www.dcr.virginia.gov/ natural-heritage/invsppdflist. If you would like to learn about alternative native plants, visit the RA website at http://bit.ly/2qwjRbH.

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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RESTON KIDS TRIATHLON SUNDAY, AUGUST 5, 8 AM

RIDGE HEIGHTS POOL REGISTRATION OPENS April 18 at 7 p.m. www.restonkidstri.org FREE training clinics will be held throughout the summer to help participants prepare for the big day. Check website for dates. Contact 703-435-6530 or aquaticsinfo@reston.org for details.

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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. Contact Ashleigh@reston. org to be added to the email distribution list for events.

CHILDREN’S EVENTS

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Kids After Hours Party

Drop off your kids and they will have a blast on Friday night with our Kids After Hours Party. Your child will enjoy group games, arts and crafts, a movie and dinner. Parents don’t have to be the only ones having fun on a Friday night! 207131023 4/27 Fri 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm The Lake House Grades: K-6 $45* $55* *Sibling Discount: 10% for two children and 5% discount for three or more children.

ALL AGES

Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Making Memories with Mom

Looking for a wonderful memory to cherish and say thanks to mom? Enjoy tea and desserts while you work on a beautiful memory to take home. Bring your favorite family photos and we’ll supply the rest! This event is geared towards being a special experience for mom, but not limited to moms only. 207011019 5/5 Sat 9:30 am - 11:30 am The Lake House All Ages $12 (adult) $15 (adult) $8/child (under 16) $10/child (under 16)

Trip to Nationals vs. NY Yankees baseball game

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. Horn free hour 8:309:30 a.m. Rain or shine. 307011301 8/3 Fri 8:30 am - 12:30 pm RA Central Services Facility All Ages $1/person (0-2 years) $2/person (3+ years)

Trip to the Potomac Nationals Baseball Game

Take Me Out to the Ballgame! Spend the afternoon watching the Potomac Nationals take on the Salem Red Socks at Pfitzner Stadium. We will take RA buses down to the park, arriving one hour prior to game time. This allows time to eat and watch batting practice. Stephen Strasburg Bobblehead Giveaway. 207011609 5/5 Sat 4:00 pm - 10:30 pm Bus pick-up: RA Headquarters All Ages $25 $35

Join us for door-to-door service on a chartered bus to Nationals Park to see the Nats play the NY Yankees. Seats are under cover in section 420. You are welcome to bring food and drink for the bus ride. All sales are final. 207011609 5/15 Tue 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm Bus pick-up: RA Headquarters All Ages $75 $85* Early Bird Discount: Register by 4/15 and save 20 percent.

Kick Back with a Throw Back – MOVIES at the Pools!

(Also known as Dive-In Movies) Classic films from the 70s and 80s as well as modern titles will be featured at our family Dive-In Movie nights. Popcorn and drinks will be available for purchase, but don’t forget your favorite float. Movie titles will be advertised at the pools. Canceled in the event of rain or threatening rain. Contact Ashleigh@reston. org or call 703-435-6577 for weather-related cancelations.

Dates & Locations: Fri 6/15 Uplands Pool Tue 6/19 Dogwood Pool Thu 6/28 Autumnwoods Pool Mon 7/9 Newbridge Pool Sat 7/14 Lake Audubon Pool Wed 7/18 North Hills Pool Sun 7/22 Hunters Woods Pool Tue 7/31 Golf Course Island Pool Fri 8/10 Ridge Heights Pool

Time: 8:30 pm – until the movie is over TO REGISTER FOR ACTIVITIES, GO TO WWW.RESTONWEBTRAC.ORG OR CALL 703-435-6577 FOR MORE INFO.

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SATURDAY, MAY 12 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM 1900 CAMPUS COMMONS DRIVE

(CORNER OF SUNRISE VALLEY DR. AND WIEHLE AVE.) 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 more information on weather related cancellations. TO FIND PROGRAMS AND EVENTS, USE THE INDICATED ACTIVITY NUMBER

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SPECIAL EVENTS ALL AGES

Sun 7/15 2:00 pm – until ice cream is gone Newbridge Pool

Ice Cream Socials

Wed 7/25 2:00 pm – until ice cream is gone Shadowood Pool

Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. 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 canceled in the event of rain or threatening rain. Contact Ashleigh@reston. org or call 703-435-6577 for weather-related cancellations. Dates & Locations: Tue 5/29 4:30 pm – until ice cream is gone North Shore Pool Tue 6/5 4:30 pm – until ice cream is gone Lake Newport Pool Sat 6/16 2:00 pm – until ice cream is gone Glade Pool

Thu 8/2 2:00 pm – until ice cream is gone Lake Newport Pool

July 4th Celebration

Start the day with a splash! Come to the pool and enjoy the festivities before you go enjoy fireworks. We will have a DJ, contests and prizes. Pizza, popcorn and cotton candy will be available for purchase. These events are canceled in the event of rain or threatening rain. Contact Ashleigh@reston. org or call 703-435-6577 for weather-related cancellations. 7/4 Wed 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm Ages 17 years and older. Lake Newport Pool All Ages FREE

Tue 6/26 2:00 pm – until ice cream is gone Lake Thoreau Pool Mon 7/9 2:00 pm – until ice cream is gone Tall Oaks Pool

BIKE TO WORK DAY…RESTON PIT STOP

FRIDAY, MAY 18, 6:30-9:30 AM WIEHLE-RESTON EAST METRORAIL STATION 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 between 6:30 and 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

ADULT EVENTS

Kick Back with a Throw Back – MOVIES at the Pools!

(Also known as Hot Tub Movies) Classic films from the 70s and 80s as well as modern titles will be featured at our Hot Tub Movie nights. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Movie titles will be advertised at the pools. Canceled in the event of rain or threatening rain. Contact Ashleigh@reston. org or call 703-435-6577 for weather-related cancelations. Time: 8:30 p.m. – until the movie is over Tue 5/29 North Hills Pool Thu 6/7 Lake Thoreau Pool Mon 6/25 Hunters Woods Pool Wed 7/11 Glade Pool Fri 7/27 North Hills Pool

Wine Tasting at The Lake House

Enjoy a special evening of wine tasting at Reston’s beautiful Lake House. Sample red and white wines along with a variety of meats, cheeses and crackers inside the lovely The Lake House while overlooking Lake Newport. Bring a friend or meet a new one at this unique event. Cosponsored by Tall Oaks Assisted Living. 207201018 6/23 Sat 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm The Lake House Ages: 21+ $20 $28

Polo in the Park

Let us do the driving as we head out to the Morven Park International Equestrian Center in Leesburg to enjoy an evening of arena polo. You are welcome to bring a picnic basket, to include dinner and your own beverages, a blanket, and chairs. Music in the pavilion tent will immediately follow the final polo match. Food trucks and dessert vendors will also be onsite. 207201609 6/30 Sat 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm Bus pick-up: RA Headquarters Ages: 21+ $30 $40

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This annual event supports individuals and families in the Embry Rucker Community Shelter and helps Cornerstones move them to affordable housing. Thank you!

THANK YOU 2018 SPONSORS

We are grateful to our Sponsors and those who raised their paddles, our Committee and everyone who attended the event. Through your generosity, we exceeded all expectations, raising over $345,000 – the most raised in this event’s 35-year history!

Presenting Sponsor Long & Foster Companies

Leadership Sponsor Bob & Lisa Van Hoecke

Principal Sponsor Gupta Family Foundation

Underwriter Sponsors Dev Technology Group Liz Gavin Pao and Terry Pao Bonnie and Bob Haukness

Patron Sponsors Kelley, Drye & Warren LLP Boofie & Joe O’Gorman PNC Bank TeraThink

Round of Applause for Our Committee Members! Susie Sylvester Duggal & Liz Gavin Pao (co-chairs) Mary Detwiler Margaret Gupta Roberta Gosling Mina Fies Nina Deal Rebecca Blevins Kendall Holbrook Diane Holland Bonnie Haukness

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SPECIAL EVENTS Senior Movie Day

Ages 55 years and older.

Write Your Memories into Memoirs

Whether you are just beginning or already writing your memoirs, this eight-week class focuses on turning life experiences into an engaging story. You will discuss different writing topics each week in a supportive and lively setting. All you need is a serious desire to write, the willingness to share your personal journey and the ability to put your thoughts on paper. At the end, your stories may be bound as a book for you to keep. Give the priceless gift of your story to your children, grandchildren and future generations. 207221009 4/12-5/31 Thu 10:00 am - 12:30 pm RA Headquarters Ages: 55+ $80 $90

55+ Advisory Committee

The Reston Association, in cooperation with Reston Town Center Bow Tie Cinemas, and sponsored by Tall Oaks Assisted Living, present “Meet Me at the Movies” on the fourth Wednesday of each month. Refreshments are provided, and door prizes are distributed prior to the movie. Murder on the Orient Express 4/25 TBD 5/23 TBD 6/27 Wed Doors open at 9:15 am Showtime is at 10:00 am Bow Tie Cinemas Ages 55+ FREE

Walking Art Tour

A walking tour of public art around Lake Anne will be led by Art Historian Phoebe Avery. The walk will last approximately one hour and will begin at the Lake Anne Coffee House. Presented in collaboration with Public Art Reston. 207220703 4/20 Fri 9:30 am – 10:30 am Lake Anne Plaza Ages: 55+ FREE

Tai Chi

This committee, established by the Reston Association, advises the board on how to enhance the general welfare and well-being of the association’s older adults (55 and over) through advocacy and initiative. 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.

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Tai Chi, when practiced correctly and 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 weekly six-week class is taught by Jeffery Edwards. 105200810 5/1-6/5 Tue 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Brown’s Chapel Ages: 55+ $70 $90

WHERE Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive

WHEN 3rd Wednesday of each month, 7 - 8:30 p.m.

Older American’s Month Celebration: Tea with Alice Roosevelt Longworth

Celebrate Older Americans Month with Scandals in the City, a Tea with Alice Roosevelt Longworth. If the headlines of today’s political scandals make you shake your head in disbelief, wait until you witness impersonator Elaine Flynn “dish the dirt” on scandals of yesteryear. Afternoon tea will be served. Cosponsored by Reston Community Center and the Reston Association with support from Tall Oaks Assisted Living. 207221305 5/17 Thu 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm RCC at Hunters Woods Ages: 55+ $12 $23

Ice Cream Senior Social Join us for an old-fashioned ice cream social and learn about upcoming 55+ trips, classes and events offered by RCC and RA. Enjoy ice cream and a variety of toppings provided by Tall Oaks Assisted Living while catching up with friends. Door prizes will be awarded during the event. This event is co-sponsored by Reston Community Center,

Tall Oaks Assisted Living and Reston Association. 207221015 6/7 Thu 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm RCC 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. 207221008 6/13 Wed 10:00 am - 4:00 pm RA Headquarters Ages: 55+ $14 $17

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We will take a variety of trips this year to locations such as museums, shows 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 the National Gallery of Art

Join us for a chartered bus trip to the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. View some of the world’s great masterpieces of modern and contemporary art in the recently renovated East Wing. Take a one-hour guided tour and then take some time to see the exhibits on your own and shop in the museum gift store. Lunch is available for purchase in the museum café. 207221616 4/26 Thu 8:30 am - 3:30 pm Bus pick-up times & locations: 8:30 am Hunters Woods Shopping Center (Ledo Pizza) 8:45 am Lake Anne Plaza parking lot Ages: 55+ $32 $38

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Tour Tour of I95 Landfill

Join us for a trip to the I-95 landfill, where we will take a tour of the facility and learn how our waste is generated into energy. Learn about their sustainability efforts as a means of better managing the landfill through glass crushing and composting. 207221601 6/5 Tue 9:00 am - 12:30 pm Bus pick-up: RA Headquarters Ages: 55+ $18 $25

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Join us for an evening at the race track to enjoy live thoroughbred horse racing, play the table games including blackjack and poker or just come to enjoy a nice dinner overlooking the horses. Participants will receive $20 worth of slot play upon arrival. 207221605 6/14 Thu 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm Bus pick-up times & locations: 3:00 pm Hunters Woods Shopping Center (Ledo Pizza) 3:15 pm Lake Anne Plaza parking lot Ages: 55+ $34 $40

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Museum of the Bible

Join us on our trip to the Museum of the Bible where you will get the opportunity to view some of the Museum’s ancient and modern artifacts and art from cultures all over the world. Whether you take some time to see the exhibits on your own or take the guided tour of The World of Jesus of Nazareth, this trip provides the chance to explore Christianity from a historical lens. Lunch is available for purchase in the museum café and you will receive a 20% discount in the gift shop. 207221606 6/26 Tue 8:15 am - 3:00 pm Bus pick-up times & locations: 8:15 am Hunters Woods Shopping Center 8:30 am Lake Anne Plaza parking lot Ages: 55+ $36 $44

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TENNIS 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 five weeks. 208100902 North Shore Tennis Courts Ages 5-7 $105 $115 Session 2 5/8-6/9 Tue 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 am 10:00 am - 11:00am Session 3 6/12-7/14 Tue 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 am 10:00 am - 11:00am

Aces II

Once a week for 5 weeks 208100903 North Shore Tennis Courts Ages 5-8 $105 $115 Session 2 5/9-6/9 Wed 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 pm Session 3 6/13-7/14 Wed 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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

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MUNCHKINS TENNIS

Tennis is a whole new ball game, with balls, racquets 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.

ORANGE BALL FUTURES

Once a week for five weeks 208100901 North Shore Tennis Courts Ages 3-4 $90 $100 Session 2 5/8-6/9 Tue 10:00 am - 10:45 am Fri 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm Sat 9:00 am - 9:45 am 10:00 am - 10:45 am Session 3 6/12-7/14 Tue 10:00 am - 10:45 am Fri 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm Sat 9:00 am - 9:45 am 10:00 am - 10:45 am

Orange Dot Balls 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. Once a week for 5 weeks 208100908 Ages 7-10 $120 $130 Session 2 5/7-6/16 Fri 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm Hook Road Tennis Courts Sat 9:30 am - 10:30 am Barton Hill Tennis Courts Session 3 6/18-7/21 Fri 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm Hook Road Tennis Courts

Orange Ball Futures I

Lessons with Coach Juan. Once a week for 5 weeks 208130908 Session 2 5/7-6/11 Session 3 6/18-7/16 Mon 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm Barton Hill Tennis Courts Ages 7-10 $155 $165

Orange Ball Futures II

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. Twice a week for 3 weeks 208100909 Session 3 5/15-5/31 Session 4 6/5-6-21 Session 5 6/26-7/12 Tue & Thu 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm Hook Road Tennis Courts Ages 8-10 $189 $199

Sat 9:30 am - 10:30 am Barton Hill Tennis Courts

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GREEN DOT

This class is appropriate for students 9-12 years old who have mastered the Orange Ball Court and for beginner and intermediate players 11-12. Lessons focus on the fundamentals, such as the ABC’s – Agility, Balance, and Coordination, court movement, and greater emphasis on stroke production and tactical play.

Green Dot

Lessons with Coach Juan. Once a week for four weeks 208100921 Session 5 6/21-7/12 Thu 10:00 am - 11:30 pm Hook Road Tennis Courts Ages 9-12 $155 $165

Green Dot

Lessons with Coach Chume. Twice a week for three weeks 208130921 Session 3 5/14-5/30 Session 4 6/4-6/20 Session 5 6/25-7/11 Mon & Wed 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm Lake Newport Tennis Courts Ages 9-12 $140 $150

JUNIOR TENNIS

This is RA’s Beginner and Advanced Beginner Lessons for ages 11-13. These classes are intended for kids still developing their technical abilities and ball recognition skills.

Level One

Twice a week for three weeks 208100905 Session 3 5/15-5/31 Session 4 6/5-6/21 Session 5 6/26-7/12 Tue & Thu 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Lake Newport Tennis Courts Ages 11-13 $140 $150

Level One

Once a week for four weeks 208100905 Session 2 5/5-6/2 Session 3 6/9-6/30 3081009055 Session 4 7/7-7/28 Sat 9:30 am - 11:00 am Autumnwood Tennis Courts Ages 11-13 $140 $150

Level Two

Twice a week for three weeks 208100906 Session 3 5/14-5/30 Session 4 6/4-6/20 Session 5 6/25-7/11 Mon & Wed 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Lake Newport Tennis Courts Ages 11-13 $140 $150

Level Two

Once a week for four weeks 208100906 Session 2 5/5-6/2 Session 3 6/9-6/30 308100906 Session 4 7/7-7/28 Sat 11:00 am - 12:30 pm Autumnwood Tennis Courts Ages 11-13 $140 $150

TEEN TENNIS

Teens (ages 13-17) will enjoy tennis with their peers and learn the fundamentals of tennis techniques and strokes. Emphasis is on fun, fitness and play. Class size is limited to six.

Level One

This class is for players with little or no tennis background. Once a week for four weeks 208100911 Session 2 5/3-5/24 Session 3 6/7-6/28 308100911 Session 4 7/5-7/26 Thu 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm Shadowood Tennis Courts Ages 13-17 $140 $150

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. Once a week for four weeks 208100912 Session 2 5/3-5/24 Session 3 6/7-6/28 308100912 Session 4 7/5-7/26 Thu 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Shadowood Tennis Courts Ages 13-17 $140 $150

JUNIOR VARSITY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

Junior Varsity Development is a Yellow Ball Class for intermediate level juniors ages 11-15 who want to raise their technical skills to an advanced/competitive level. Instructors will focus on developing advanced ground stroke, serve and volley techniques. Classes will consist of conditioning, stroke instruction, various drills and exposure to match play. Instructor approval is required for entry into this class. Twice a week for three weeks 208100913 Session 3 5/15-5/31 Session 4 6/5-6/21 Session 5 6/26-7/12 Tue & Thu 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm Autumnwood Tennis Courts Ages 11-15 $140 $150

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.

HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS INNOVATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

This is Reston Association’s highest level of play for juniors. This program is for rising high school players and those already in high school. This match play program will develop competitive skills for both singles and doubles play under actual match conditions. Emphasis will be on strategy, conditioning and footwork. Players must already be competitive to enter this program. Twice a week for three weeks 208100914 Session 3 5/15-5/31 Session 4 6/5-6/21 Session 5 6/26-7/12 Tue & Thu 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm Autumnwood Tennis Courts Ages 12-17 $189 $199

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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. Depending on class enrollment, class times may be subject to change.

PRIVATE TENNIS LESSON

Private available for RA member and non-members. Please call Erin at 703-4356534 for prices and availability.

Beginners

Beginners

Groups of three to six students meet with one instructor. Twice a week for three weeks 208200915 Lake Newport Tennis Courts Ages 18+ $146 $156 Session 3 5/14-5/31 Mon & Wed 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm Tue & Thu 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Session 4 6/4-6/21 Mon & Wed 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm Tue & Thu 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Session 5 6/25-7/12 Mon & Wed 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm Tue & Thu 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Advanced Beginners

Groups of three to six students meet with one instructor. Twice a week for three weeks 208200916 Lake Newport Tennis Courts Ages 18+ $146 $156 Session 3 5/14-5/31 Mon & Wed 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Tue & Thu 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Session 4 6/4-6/21 Mon & Wed 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Tue & Thu 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Session 5 6/25-7/12 Mon & Wed 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Tue & Thu 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Groups of three to six students meet with one instructor. Once a week for four weeks. 208200915 Session 2 5/5-5/26 Session 3 6/2-6/23 Session 4 6/30-7/21 Sat 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Autumnwood Tennis Courts Ages 18+ $146 $156

Advanced Beginners Intermediates

Groups of three to six students meet with one instructor. Twice a week for three weeks 208200917 Lake Newport Tennis Courts Ages 18+ $146 $156 Session 3 5/14-5/31 Mon & Wed 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Tue & Thu 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm Session 4 6/4-6/21 Mon & Wed 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Tue & Thu 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm Session 5 6/25-7/12 Mon & Wed 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Tue & Thu 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Groups of three to six students meet with one instructor. Once a week for four weeks 208200916 Session 2 5/5-5/26 Session 3 6/2-6/23 Session 4 6/30-7/21 Sat 10:30 am - 12:00 pm Autumnwood Tennis Courts Ages 18+ $146 $156

Intermediate

Groups of three to six students meet with one instructor. Once a week for four weeks 208200917 Session 2 5/5-5/26 Session 3 6/2-6/23 Session 4 6/30-7/21 Sat 9:00 am - 10:30 am Autumnwood Tennis Courts Ages 18+ $146 $156

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ADULT TENNIS LEAGUES

18 years and older.

TENNIS RATINGS

Reston Association tennis professionals will give free ratings. Please call 703-4356502 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.

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. Bronze 208200802 April Tue RA Tennis Courts Pearls 208200802 April Tue RA Tennis Courts Gold 208200802 April Wed RA Tennis Courts $30/person *$35/ person *Non-members must purchase an RA tennis membership to participate.

Northern Virginia Tennis League

Men! Women! Seniors! Play singles, doubles or mixed doubles in the Northern Virginia Tennis League. This league begins mid-May and continues through July. Men's Men play at Lake Newport, Newbridge and Uplands and travel to play against other clubs on Saturday mornings. 2082008031G1 May Women's 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, formerly 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 3.0-3.5 208200806-1C1 4/12 Wed 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm RA Tennis Courts $90 $95(without Shirt) 3.0-3.5 208200806-1C2 4/12 Wed 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm RA Tennis Courts $100 $105(With Shirt)

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4.0-4.5 208200806-1D1 4/13 Thu 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm RA Tennis Courts $90 $95 (without Shirt) 4.0-4.5 208200806-1D2 4/13 Thu 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm RA Tennis Courts $100 $105 (With Shirt)

Senior Round Robin

Still looking for competitive fun play? Join the senior inter-Reston league. The format will be doubles. For more information, contact the tennis office 703-435-6534 Once a week for six weeks 2082200807 Session 2 6/8-7/13 Fri 9:00 am - 11:00 am Uplands Tennis Courts Ages 55+ $25 $30

Men’s Singles Ladder

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

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DROP-IN TENNIS

Tue 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm 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. 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 NOAD 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.

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Erin was a scholarship player at Oklahoma State University. After becoming a USPTA certified instructor, she coached at IMG/Bollettieri Tennis Academy. As Reston’s tennis lesson coordinator, she is happy to help find you the right lessons for your level.

RA TENNIS COURT RULES

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COURT CHANGES ARE MADE ON THE HOUR. Please show your pass when entering the court.

Players must place their membership card or key tag and racquet (or racquet cover) on a numbered hook on courtside gates. Failure to display either racquet or cover and membership card or key tag means court is not reserved. Players reserving courts must remain courtside while waiting to play. Players may not reserve courts while playing. One member may reserve a court to use a ball machine or ball hopper. Reston Association may reserve courts for lessons, tournaments, junior activity, league play and court rentals. Check our online calendar at www.reston.org

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RA cards are available at Reston Association headquarters or online at www.reston.org. Guest passes can be purchased from court monitors. For further information, call 703-435-6530.

TENNIS KEY TAGS

Great for easy identification and your convenience. Key tags are available for $3 at Reston Association.

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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Info available on our Reston Tennis News Facebook page www.facebook. com/ RestonTennisNews Find the following upto-date information in the tennis section on the Reston Association website at www.reston.org. RTT Scoreboard is listed at www.restontennis.org. Tennis ladder is listed on www.tennisengine.com. USTA Tournament and entry forms are listed on www.usta.com.


Racquets, Shoes, Strings, Grips, Great Prices and Customer Service

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FACILITY RENTALS

HAVE YOUR NEXT EVENT AT A RESTON PICNIC PAVILION

Plan outdoor private parties or weddings, group and corporate gatherings, or family picnics at one of our seven affordable pavilions. Available for rent seven days a week from April through October. NEW To search for availability, go to www.restonwebtrac.org and click on the Facility Rentals quick link.

Contact Member Services: reservations@reston.org or 703-435-6530 Rental Fees: $165 $340

Dogwood

2460 Green Range Drive Size: 1,200 square feet ƒƒ Spray and play water feature available April through October ƒƒ Four picnic tables and a large built-in grill ƒƒ Features ADA-accessible parking lot and picnic pavilion area ƒƒ Parking shared with pool facility or at curbside ƒƒ Pool restrooms are available during open pool hours. (Pool access is not included in pavilion reservation.)

Now Taking Reservations Golf Course Island

North Shore Drive and Links Drive Size: 775 feet ƒƒ Four picnic tables and one grill ƒƒ Parklike setting with tot lot and a playground, both equipped with swings ƒƒ Near a basketball court, trail, and plenty of open space

Hunters Woods

Corner of Steeplechase Drive and Reston Parkway Size: 842 square feet ƒƒ Four picnic tables (two are ADA-accessible) and one grill ƒƒ Ample parking shared with pool facility or at Hunters Woods Park ƒƒ Pool restrooms are available during open pool hours. (Pool access is not included in pavilion reservation.) ƒƒ Nearby basketball court, tot lot, and trail

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Lake Anne

11301 North Shore Drive Size: 900 square feet Featuring: ƒƒ Water spray fountain available April through October ƒƒ Seven picnic tables and two large grills ƒƒ Restroom facility ƒƒ Water and electricity

Available for Half-Day Rental: 7 a.m.-2 p.m. or 3-10 p.m. Fees: $100 $190

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North Hills

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

Pony Barn

Corner of Steeplechase Drive and Triple Crown Road Size: 2,006 square feet ƒƒ Eight picnic tables and one large grill ƒƒ Two portable restrooms ƒƒ Parking available in 11 spaces or at curbside ƒƒ Water fountain ƒƒ Wood-chipped tot lot equipped with swings

Temporary Road

Corner of North Shore Drive and Temporary Road Size: 892 square feet ƒƒ Seven picnic tables and one large grill ƒƒ Two portable restrooms ƒƒ Parking available in 16 spaces or at curbside ƒƒ Water fountain ƒƒ Two swing sets and four benches situated throughout the park ƒƒ Large, level field excellent for group activities

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FACILITY RENTALS Reston Association

Conference Center

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

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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: $40-$120/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. and tea supplies, refrigerator and disposable serving supplies NEW To search for Conference Center ƒƒ Audio-visual equipment availability, go to www.restonwebtrac. ƒƒ Wireless microphones org and click on the Facility Rentals ƒƒ Outside catering quick link.

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The Lake House Sponsored by Comstock

NEW FOR 2018 EXPANDED HOURS Monday-Saturday 8 a.m.-11 p.m. Sunday 10 a.m.-9 p.m.

Reston Association’s Newest Community Building on Lake Newport Now taking reservations for: • Corporate Retreats & Workshops • Weddings & Engagement Parties • Graduation Parties • High School Reunions • Baby & Bridal Showers and more! It’s not too early to book fall 2018 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. Contact Member Services: reservations@reston.org or 703-435-6530

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FACILITY RENTALS

RA COMMUNITY BUILDINGS

Rent one of our indoor venues for your next event. 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 and club meetings ƒƒ Birthday parties and wedding ceremonies & receptions ƒƒ Cluster meetings ƒƒ Faith group 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: $25-$90 per hour (security deposit required). Available for members and non-members year round.

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The Lake House

11450 Baron Cameron Avenue Size: 1,490 square feet The Lake House, sponsored by Comstock, is Reston Association’s newest community building on Lake Newport and is frequently used for: ƒƒ Small to midsized weddings, engagement parties ƒƒ Milestone birthday and anniversary parties ƒƒ Family holiday gatherings ƒƒ Corporate retreats and holiday parties ƒƒ Private functions ƒƒ Workshops, classes and conferences

BROWN'S CHAPEL

GLADE ROOM

Ask us about our Wedding Package, including Brown’s Chapel. Attractive Rates: $100-$275/hour Available for members and non-members year round.

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

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

Nature House Multipurpose Room

664 square feet of space, capacity 60 people, seats 40 people with tables and chairs. Parking and restroom access. RA member or Reston not-for-profit fee $40/hour Non-member or Non-Reston not-for-profit fee $60/hour For profit/corporate fee $80/hour

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 $30/hour Non-member or non-Reston not-for-profit fee $40/hour For profit/corporate fee $60/hour

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 $20/hour Non-member or Non-Reston not-for-profit fee $30/hour For profit/corporate fee $40/hour For details and reservations, go to www.restonwebtrac.org, email naturecenter@reston.org or WWW.RESTON.ORG | APRIL 2018 call 703-476-9689 and press 3.

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VOLUNTEER RESTON | GET INVOLVED VOLUNTEER RESTON

for the RA Board of Directors or Design Review Board, or they serve on advisory committees and working groups. RA is seeking volunteers to enhance the community in a variety of areas. There are many opportunities available in such areas as environment and ecology, the Walker Nature Center, recreational programs and facilities, special events and many more.

Whether you are hoping to meet new people, spend time with friends, make a positive impact in your community or complete school service hours, Volunteer Reston has something for everyone. Regardless of the reason, we are happy you are interested. Reston Association volunteers all have one thing in common — they are all helping to make Reston a better place to live, work, play and get involved, and we think that is outstanding. The mission of Volunteer Reston is to enhance Reston Association’s services and programs by matching the varied talents of individuals and groups of all ages, interests and skills with a variety of engaging and challenging projects and endeavors. RA volunteers consist of people of all ages with a variety of skill levels, including senior citizens, corporate teams, faithbased groups, families, college students, retirees, scouts and youth community service volunteers. Some of these volunteers have been involved in Reston for many years. They help at community events and festivals, provide office and program support and participate in cleanup projects at Reston lakes and along the pathways and natural areas. Some volunteers choose to participate in one-time events or programs, and they return to the same events each year. Others run

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If you are interested in getting involved in the community, please contact Ha Brock, Volunteer Reston Manager, at habrock@reston.org or 703-435-7986. We look forward to having you join our amazing group of volunteers.

NEED SERVICE HOURS FOR SCHOOL?

Many students around the Reston community and surrounding areas are required to perform a specific number of community service hours for school. If you are one of those students — or if you know one of those students — we would love to help you earn your hours with Reston Association. You may be able to complete your service hours by volunteering at one of our many special events, such as festivals, Habitat Heroes, watershed cleanups and many others. Not only will volunteering help you earn your service hours, but it will also allow you to make an impact in your community. We can’t guarantee that you’ll be able to complete all the hours you need during one special event, but we welcome your participation in one or

multiple events. Each special event will have a limited number of spots available for volunteers, so it is very important you notify us well in advance to sign up for one of the slots. Volunteer Reston opportunities are posted on X2VOL, VicNet and the RA website at www.reston.org. To volunteer or learn more about how you can get involved with Volunteer Reston, call Ha Brock at 703435-7986 or email habrock@ reston.org, and she will help provide ideas and options that are well suited for your talents.

CONNECT WITH VOLUNTEER RESTON ON SOCIAL MEDIA!

Following our accounts is a convenient way to stay up-todate 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.

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VOLUNTEER INFORMATION PORTAL

(VOLGISTICS/VICNET)

We invite you to become a vital member of the Volunteer Reston team. You can join our team by completing a one-time volunteer application in Volgistics and pre-register yourself for a shift in VicNet. If you are already registered, go to STEP 3 to sign up. STEP 1: COMPLETE YOUR VOLUNTEER APPLICATION (VOLGISTICS) ƒƒ Complete the one-time volunteer application at: http://bit.ly/ VolunteerRestonApplication. ƒƒ After you submit your application, you will receive an email from Reston Association to go into VicNet to set up your volunteer account. STEP 2: CREATE YOUR VICNET ACCOUNT ƒƒ Click on “Need a password” and follow the prompts on the screen in order to create your password (check junk/ spam folder if you don’t receive an email.) ƒƒ Enter your login name (the email address you submitted on your online volunteer application). STEP 3: HOW TO SIGN UP FOR A VOLUNTEER SHIFT IN VICNET ƒƒ Visit VicNet: http://bit.ly/VRVicNet. ƒƒ Once you are logged in to VicNet, click on the “My Schedule” tab. ƒƒ In the blue box, use the dropdown menu to select any assignment(s) that you want to review or where you want to volunteer. ƒƒ Scroll down to see the calendar, which will display “Help Wanted” icons for opportunities where volunteers are needed. ƒƒ Click “Schedule Me” for the shift for which you would like to volunteer. ƒƒ Click “Yes” to confirm your shift. ƒƒ Click “Continue” to go back to the monthly calendar, or click “Exit” to log out of your account. ƒƒ Bookmark or save VicNet on your desktop or mobile device. ƒƒ Visit often as we frequently post new volunteer opportunities.

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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, planting seedlings, pruning vegetation, clearing trails, collecting trash and loading/unloading tools and materials. 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.

Ticks: Ticks are common carriers of Lyme disease. Please check your clothes and body after working outdoors. Take a shower to wash away ticks. 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 help prevent a rash from forming. Tools/Back Safety: Be aware of the tools you are using. Make sure you know the correct way to use and transport them. Keep space between you and other volunteers. Use your legs when lifting or pulling heavy vines/objects.

Work is to be accomplished over a period of two hours and max of eight hours on any given day.

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RA staff will provide volunteers with a safe work environment and will identify any potential hazards in the work area. While staff strive to create the safest environment possible, it is impossible to eliminate all potential hazards when working outside in nature. Staff should be notified immediately if any injury occurs. Dress Appropriately: Wear clothes that can get dirty, a long-sleeved shirt, long pants, closed-toe shoes (no flip flops or sandals), layers for changing weather and rain gear if necessary. Bring a personal water bottle.

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HABITAT HEROES PROJECTS Our native trees, ferns and wildflowers are under attack by invasive plants like English ivy, oriental bittersweet and burning bush. We need heroes like you to join us in rescuing Reston’s beautiful parkland. These fastgrowing, 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 year-round. Join us! 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. Staff will provide preventative and cleansing poison ivy wipes. Bring gardening gloves if you have them. RA will provide some tools, gloves, snacks and water. Age Requirement: Must be at least 13, but all ages are welcome with adult supervision. Registration: Visit http://bit.ly/VRVicNet and click on the date. Refer to page 107

Let the Sun Shine In – Take out Bush Honeysuckle

Saturday, April 21 10 a.m.-Noon Celebrate Earth Day and help restore Reston’s natural areas by yanking out bush honeysuckle and garlic mustard from Sunrise Valley Rec Area. Bush honeysuckle has taken over the natural beauty of the Reston woods. We need your help to remove the invasive plants and protect the native species. Come prepared for a fun morning to celebrate Earth Day. Meet at the Sunrise Valley Rec Area, adjacent to 10805 Oldfield Drive. Look for the RA truck.

Garlic Mustard Everywhere

Saturday, May 19 10 a.m.-Noon Help remove invasive garlic mustard from the woods and stream banks at Old Trail Drive Natural

Area. The spring is the best time of the year to remove garlic mustard before it goes to seed. This year, volunteers may also pull double-file viburnum babies during their invasive journey in the woods. Please meet at the Glade Pool parking lot. There is poison ivy at this site.

Stop the Choking

Saturday, June 23 10 a.m.-Noon Help reduce the English ivy overload on the RA open space. Volunteers will work at a new location this year to help stop the ivy from choking the trees. Please park along North Shore Drive, between Northgate Square and Wiehle Ave. There is poison ivy at this site.


RESTON ASSOCIATION ADOPT-A-SPOT PROGRAM

As you travel around Reston, you may see a special place that you admire and enjoy. Whether it’s a publicly owned spot in your neighborhood, a park, pathway, stream, wooded area or ballfield adjacent to your work or home, those places help make Reston an exceptional place to live, work, play and get involved. Some of these special places are kept litter free, thanks to the many committed Reston residents who have volunteered their time to the Reston Adopt-aSpot Program. Our dedicated volunteers care for these places, and it shows. Reston Adopt-A-Spot Program volunteers help keep Reston clean and beautiful, one spot at a time. Volunteers clean an adopted spot five times or more a year for two years and, in return, receive recognition for their efforts. In addition, volunteers have access to cleanup equipment and supplies. Adoptable locations include RA recreational areas, pathways, streams, wooded areas, ballfields and tot lots.

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maintained by RA staff. If the participants are unable to honor their agreements, the signs will be removed. Participants are required to report the results of their cleanup to the Volunteer Reston Manager so results can be used in various reports and analyses.

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Volunteer Reston can designate an area or you can pick an area you would like to keep clean, maybe a local tot lot or your favorite stretch of trail. With 1,300 acres of open space, there are many opportunities. Reston has always been the leader in caring for our natural areas, and the success of this wonderful program will put Reston in a leadership role again in terms of caring and preserving all that is beautiful about our community. For more information or to sign up to Adopt-a-Spot, contact Ha Brock, Volunteer Reston Manager, at 703-435-7986 or email habrock@reston.org.

SECCHI DIP-IN 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 are used to assess the transparency of volunteer-monitored lakes in the United States and Canada. This is a quick activity best accomplished by boat. We are looking for one volunteer on each lake. To schedule a date for training and sampling, contact Nicki Bellezza at 703-435-6560 or email Nicki@reston.org.

Spring Festival Saturday, May 5 (rain or shine) Walker Nature Center 11450 Glade Drive, Reston 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. Volunteer to help for a shift and then spend part of your day enjoying the festival with your family and friends! Volunteer Shifts: 12:30-3 p.m. and 3-5:30 p.m. Registration: Visit http://bit.ly/VRVicNet and click on the event date. Refer to page 107 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 volunteer needs excellent people skills and should be able to animate the character without talking. We also need an escort to speak and interact with the public and to help children pose for pictures. This job requires standing and walking. Must be at least 15 years of age. §§ Concessions – Prepare, serve and sell popcorn, cotton candy and beverages. Must be at least 13 years of age. §§ Face Painting – Paint simple animals and designs on children’s faces. Design choices are usually predetermined. Minimal artistic skill necessary. Supplies provided. Must be at least 13 years of age. §§ Carnival Activities – Responsible for assisting children play related carnival games. Volunteers will also distribute prizes and candy. §§ Simple Crafts for Children – Assist children with simple hands-on craft projects. Must be at least 13 years of age. §§ Canoe and Kayak Rentals – Help distribute life jackets and paddles and help patrons in and out of canoes and kayaks. Must be willing to get a little muddy. Must be 15 years of age. §§ Fishing Station – Volunteers do not need to be experienced anglers. Volunteers help bait the hooks and cast the rods, if needed. Must be at least 13 years of age. §§ Registration – Distribute programs, scavenger hunt booklets and Nature Center information. Must be at least 18 years of age. For more information, contact Ha Brock, Volunteer Reston Manager, at 703-435-7986 or email habrock@reston.org.

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VOLUNTEER RESTON | GET INVOLVED STREAM MONITORING Saturday, April 21, 8-11 a.m. Saturday, July 28, 8-11 a.m. Sunday, August 19, 1-4 p.m. Register: http://bit.ly/VRVicNet and locate the date. Refer to page 107. Summer provides a great opportunity for us to get out and be in nature. What better way to do this than to get your feet wet in one of Reston’s streams? RA welcomes new volunteers to assist with stream monitoring at several locations. The summer stream monitoring season occurs between July 1 and August 31. Get involved with a small team 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 streams, it also provides an opportunity to make new friends. If you are interested in assisting with stream monitoring for more than one or two sessions, training and practice opportunities are offered by joining seasoned volunteers and RA staff. You can earn a Virginia Save Our Streams stream monitoring certification by successfully demonstrating your ability to identify macroinvertebrates. Each monitoring session consists of two to three hours. Any interest and commitment levels are appreciated. If interested, join our volunteer monitor email distribution list to receive notices of upcoming monitoring dates. Email wpeterson@reston.org with the message “add me to the stream monitors list” to begin receiving emails. For more information, contact Ha Brock at 703-435-7986 or email habrock@reston.org.

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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 tubs, water flowing into our storm drains is not treated. Storm drains connect directly to our streams and empty into our lakes. Trash, pet waste, motor oil, paint and other materials dumped or washed into storm drains pollute our

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watersheds and, ultimately, the Chesapeake Bay. Markers on each storm drain remind all of us to keep storm drains and our streams clean.

drains, clusters need to grant permission first. Contact your local cluster board member, and get your neighborhood involved today.

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. New for 2018, we are looking for volunteers to utilize Reston’s ArcGIS mapping software to update storm drain marker locations. This is a great way for students to complete community service hours.

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.

Many storm drains in Reston are on private roads. In order for volunteers to mark the

To get your project started or for more information, contact Will Peterson at 703-435-6535 or wpeterson@reston.

POTOMAC RIVER WATERSHED CLEANUP

Coordinated by the Alice Ferguson Foundation and Reston Association

ALL ARE INVITED

Saturday, April 14 9 a.m. - Noon (rain or shine) Please sign up by April 12

Join thousands of volunteers in a multi-state effort as we do our part in cleaning up the Potomac Watershed. Reston Association is hosting several sites along Snakeden Branch and Colvin Run, two tributaries to the Potomac River. Come learn about our watersheds and see what “interesting” artifacts end up in our streams. Reston Sites: ƒƒ Snakeden Branch Upper — meet at Hunters Woods Village Center ƒƒ Snakeden Branch Middle — meet at Soapstone Drive ƒƒ Colvin Run — meet at Tall Oaks Pool ƒƒ Hidden Creek — meet at Unitarian Universalist Church off Wiehle Ave. Please wear sturdy shoes or boots and come prepared to get a little wet and dirty. Gloves and trash bags will be provided. Join us at the Nature Center afterward for a pizza lunch.

To register for this event, visit http://bit.ly/VRVicNet and locate the date. Refer to page 107. For more information, contact Ha Brock at 703-435-7986 or habrock@reston.org.

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NATIONAL DAYS OF SERVICE

National Days of Service are a great way to get involved with your family, friends and co-workers. Youth age 5+ and groups are invited to join us on recognized Days of Service, including: ƒƒ Martin Luther King, Jr., Day of Service – With 100+ volunteers, Volunteer Reston runs one of the largest MLK Days of Service events in Reston in partnership with Reston Community Center, Southgate Community Center, the Closet and Cornerstones. ƒƒ Global Youth Service Day – Volunteer Reston leads a volunteer project for youth and adult volunteers to make a difference. ƒƒ Make a Difference Day – Volunteer Reston encourages everyone to take one day a year to try to make a difference in your community and in the world. Remember, making a difference doesn’t have to involve a grand gesture; it can be as simple as buying a cup of coffee or lunch for someone in need or donating your unused clothes to shelters. For National Volunteer Week, nominate a deserving volunteer who has made an impact in the Reston community. Join Volunteer Reston as we honor the contributions of individuals, businesses and groups in the Reston community at our annual Volunteer Reston Service Awards reception during National Volunteer Week. Showcase your company and your commitment to Volunteer Reston by sponsoring one of our annual Days of Service. In addition to engaging your employees, your company will also benefit from positive marketing and awareness opportunities that our unique events provide.

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Volunteer Reston Service Awards Champions of Volunteer Service

Thursday, April 19, 6:30-9 p.m. at the Lake House Sponsored by Comstock Join us as we recognize and celebrate the outstanding volunteer serviceefforts of local individuals, community groups and corporate partners. At this event we will recognize Volunteer Reston Champions of Service in seven categories and will feature a keynote address from Ken Harvey, former NFL linebacker, author and president of JAKA Consulting Group. Seating is limited so please RSVP as early as possible. RSVP to habrock@reston. org or call 703-435-7986.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR THE RESTON BIOBLITZ! Save the Date: June 2 (Rain or Shine)

Please save the date to help Reston Association’s natural resources and environmental staff with this great adventure through Reston. We are in need of subject matter experts, as well as volunteers who have basic identification skills in these areas, experience using the iNaturalist app, and/or the ability to take digital photos of plants and animals in the field. The Reston BioBlitz will focus on identifying the following taxa: birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, insects, mammals, aquatic macroinvertebrates, trees/shrubs, herbaceous meadow plants, nonflowering plants, and lichens/fungi. Orientation will be offered prior to the June 2 BioBlitz. More details will be provided later, but if you are interested in volunteering, please visit http://bit.ly/2FNuVta.

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2017 VOLUNTEER RESTON CHAMPIONS OF THE YEAR The 2017 Volunteer Reston Service Awards recognizes individuals, groups and community partners that have provided exemplary volunteer services to the Reston Association and Reston Community. We are proud to announce this year’s slate of honorees:

2017 VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR Kelley Westenhoff

As a key member of the Reston Multimodal Transportation Advisory Committee (MTAC), Kelley has provided informative and timely advice and perspectives to the comprehensive multimodal transportation interests of Reston; helped marshal bike tours of Reston (55+ and RA sponsored tours); participated in RA infrastructure planning meetings; participated in the RA’s “Bike-to-Work Day” booth; served as a spokesperson on RA videos; mentored new MTAC

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members; and assisted the transition needs of new cochairpersons. She has served as an influential and inspirational leader for pedestrian and bicycling members of our community. She reflects the best of Reston’s practical and motivational motto: Live, Work, Play and Get Involved. Kelley is a “digger.” She doesn't merely surf the crest of the challenges and issues of our MTAC committee. She digs in, researches and has an ability to take comprehensive and complex issues and present them in an understandable manner. As a lawyer, she's been able to dissect federal, state and local regulatory policies for our group to have logical and astute discussions regarding infrastructure planning and development for MTAC, often leading us to workable recommendations or advice for the RA staff or Board. Kelley has also contributed as a volunteer by staffing the “Bike-to-Work Day” where many of the hundreds of cyclists stopped by for advice and updates on RA initiatives and infrastructure project plans that impact pedestrians and cyclists; she's helped marshal or lead cycling tours (i.e., 55+; Tour de Lights; etc.) sponsored

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by the RA, participated in RA public sessions in order to better grasp community interests; and making a presentation on cycling for an RA video when she served as Co-Chair of MTAC. She has been involved with virtually every key success that MTAC has effected since she came on board the committee (first at PBAC) and to this present day. She inspires the committee by riding on charity rides across the country or through multiple states, with a blog followed by many in Reston. Kelley is the first to speak up to ensure MTAC addresses the needs and interests of those under-represented members of our community: seniors, the disabled and the disenfranchised.

YOUTH VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR Iman Hadji

The Reston Association Parks & Recreation Department is supported by young volunteers who serve throughout the year. Reston Association has been fortunate enough to have Iman Hadji as a youth volunteer for the past 2.5 years. Iman is currently a sophomore at South

Lakes High School and has given countless community service hours to our community special events. Iman finds time to regularly volunteer at our community events on weekends. She has a passion for working with young children. She loves interacting with them, and the kids love her. She has volunteered a full day at the kids’ activities tent at the Multicultural Festival and the Spring Festival. She also participated in Founder’s Day and the Reston Home Expo. She was part of the very popular face painting team at the Halloween House & Trickor-Treat Trail both evenings. In addition to face-painting, her volunteer duties have included hands-on-crafts and carnival games. She is always the first to sign up for our community events. It’s great having her at these events because she knows the drill and what the job entails. She’s one of our seasoned volunteers, and we can always count on her to assist new volunteers. She has been and continues to be a tremendous asset to RA and has gone above and beyond to support our events when she can. You can say that she is an ambassador of “fun.” Her positive attitude


and willingness to serve our community are greatly appreciated.

55+ VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR Patricia Wagner

Patricia Wagner is an enthusiastic volunteer who has spent countless hours removing invasive plants from north to south Reston on her own and with organized groups. Pat started with the interest of protecting trees around her neighborhood from invasive vines. She called the Reston Association for guidance on how to properly do this important work and to learn what else she could do to support the open space. After learning more about the large infestation and variety of invasive plants surrounding her neighborhood and Reston, Pat supported the environmental resource staff by volunteering to help clear the vines, garlic mustard and other invasives. Pat offered her time to RA staff and joined special work days with staff to support large invasive plant removal efforts. Pat also won the Garlic Mustard Challenge two years

in a row, pulling more than half of the total pulled by all volunteers. In 2017, Pat pulled 2,636.5 pounds of garlic mustard on her own. That’s over a ton of garlic mustard removed from RA open space, increasing the health of the woods and stream valleys. Pat’s dedication is visible when she took the extra time to research new locations to find garlic mustard. Pat also joined a corporate work day with CA Technologies on their yearly invasive pull. Pat has a very positive attitude, is always smiling and ready to contribute.

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Stream Monitoring Team DR3

A stream monitoring team or individual first undergoes training by Reston Association on how to properly monitor a stream. Once trained, the team monitors a stream on a quarterly basis. A monitoring session takes approximately three hours, and up to four samples are collected using a kick net. The team then counts the macro-invertebrate specimens obtained in the four

samples. Diversity and quantity of the macro-invertebrates are measures of the stream’s health. Bob Bidwell and his team (Dick Christensen, Bob Parker, Bob Ryder and Bob Speegle) have provided over 50 hours of volunteer time in 2017 as a group. The team, which was started by Bidwell, has been stream monitoring for Reston Association for at least 16 years. They are currently responsible for monitoring Difficult Run Site 3 for Reston Association's Volunteer Stream Monitoring Program. Since it is a volunteer run program, without their assistance, staff would have to monitor that site. They have always completed the site in a timely manner. Bidwell and his team have consistently completed their stream monitoring for every quarter in 2017. The team always coordinates and completes their efforts without any assistance from staff. The data they collect is important to RA because it helps the association assess the health of our streams. In addition, the data they collect is used by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality.

Without their help, the stream monitoring program would not be a successful program. This team provides accurate data for the RA Stream Monitoring Program. They look forward to this social outing every season, and they’re a pleasure to work with. They are a fun group and always happy to provide information on what they are doing to others who pass them on the trail. Many on the team enjoy fishing and tying fishing flies. They utilize this knowledge to assist them in successfully identifying the macro-invertebrates they collect in their samples. In order for the monitoring program to be successful, not only does it need to be accomplished seasonally, the data needs to be accurate. They do an amazing job in providing this important data to RA.

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GROUP VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR Nature Center Welcome Desk Attendants

The Walker Nature Center’s welcome desk attendants are the first point of contact inside the Nature House. Their friendly smiles greet visitors young and old — from babies in arms taking in sights for the first time to retired wildlife watchers hiking a favorite trail. They make everyone feel at home and provide visitor services that often go beyond the Nature Center to guiding new Reston residents or promoting the community of Reston to potential residents and travelers across the U.S. and around the world. The dedication of this team of 13 volunteers saves the association approximately $14,000 annually by providing essential services for free. This unpaid workforce allows the Nature House building to be open to the public six days a week for drop-in visitation. The Nature Center has a small paid staff and relies heavily on this team for assistance. Security policy requires at least

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two people (staff or staff plus volunteer) to be in the building during all public hours. Hardly a week goes by without a volunteer serving as the second person. In 2017, this amazing group of people included 13 individuals: Marilyn Dicke, Barbara Paolucci, June Ferrara, Jim Seret, Brenda van Doorn, Anne Cannizzaro, Verna Webb, Ellen Perrins, Sharon McHugh, Terri Ostrowski, Freya De Cola, Paulette Lincoln-Baker and Janine Greenwood. While their yearly total of 1,023 hours is impressive, Marilyn Dicke and Brenda van Doorn are the first two people to clock over 500 hours of service at the welcome desk. Freya De Cola, who began her service within six months of the Nature House grand opening, is the Nature Center’s longest running welcome desk volunteer. Since Nature House opened in November of 2009, volunteer welcome desk attendants have provided more than 4,200 hours of service, a feat which deserves praise and will hopefully inspire others to contribute their time. Also of special note is that 8 out of the 13 are members of the Reston Garden Club. Not only do RGC members

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contribute roughly twothirds of the volunteer hours each year, they also help to provide and maintain the floral arrangements and holiday decorations at the Nature House that are so beloved by visitors. They give great advice to native plant sale shoppers and are a wonderful question resource. Our welcome desk volunteers create a homey feeling and sense of community that is appreciated by staff and visitors alike. Of the nature center’s annual total reach of over 23,000 nature lovers, more than 6,000 are drop-in visitors whose experience is made possible by this awesome support team.

COMMUNITY PARTNER OF THE YEAR Friends of Reston for Community Projects, Inc. (FOR)

Friends of Reston for Community Projects, Inc. is a Type 1 supporting organization whose mission is to exclusively aid Reston Association in bringing charitable, scientific and educational projects to the

community. It is a corporation, governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, that is appointed by the RA Board of Directors. The Friends of Reston does so much to support a variety of projects that improve Reston. They provide funds for the Reston Association to use in preserving and enhancing Reston to benefit the community. FOR accomplishes its mission through activities such as obtaining contributions, conducting fundraising events, receiving donations and obtaining grant funding. They also help raise money for camp sponsorships. FOR has supported planting projects through the Tree Fund, funding over $3,700 for several habitat restoration projects and memorial trees for several Reston Garden Club members and their families. They support our annual Arbor Day event and work with Volunteer Reston to coordinate corporate donations from Corporate Day of Service groups. They provided park improvements and in 2017, six additional benches were added to the Adopt-a-Bench program. FOR hosted the annual Nature House 5K, which raised $50,000. The funds will


conditions of Reston in order to establish a baseline against which future changes can be measured.

be used toward the Nature Center Safety and Accessibility Initiative, improving the condition of the parking lot and lighting for visitors and providing an accessible trail linkage to the frog pond. FOR has secured the following grants: ƒƒ $3,000 grant for fishing education and equipment from the Virginia Wildlife eStore Grant Program. The grant will fund the 2018 Kids’Trout Fishing Day. ƒƒ $2,500 grant for new insect and pollinator equipment and materials for the Traveling Nature Trunk Program from Dominion Energy’s Environmental Education and Stewardship Grant Program ƒƒ $4,000 grant for meadow restoration and educational signage from the Chesapeake Bay Foundation Scholarships ƒƒ FOR raised $10,480 so that 24 children could attend RA camps on full scholarship ƒƒ Children also benefited from tennis scholarships, that enabled them to participate in tennis instruction sessions

FOR’s Helping Homes assistance programs support homeowners in the community. This project aids elderly, disabled and financially challenged homeowners with required exterior repairs and landscaping, which helps to maintain Reston’s neighborhoods. FOR joined the “Keep Reston Green by Keeping it Clean” campaign by donating $500 to stock a litter cleanup closet that lends cleanup supplies to groups such as scouts, schools and companies to help keep Reston litter-free.

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Reston Annual State of the Environment Report (RASER) Working Group

RA’s Environmental Advisory Committee saw the need for further discussion and investigation on the status of Reston's environment, in particular due to the increase in development. This concern led to the creation of the RASER working group. The working group decided to assess the current environmental

This group spent over 1,000 hours documenting Reston’s state of the environment for a report to the RA board, staff and members. They spent months searching for scientific data and reports on a variety of topics, including information on air quality, water resources, vegetation, wildlife, hazardous toxic materials, light pollution, and environmental education and outreach. With this report, RA’s board and members have gained a better understanding of our current environmental conditions. This report became a 171-page document that was adopted by the RA board.

chapters and contributing author on the land use section. Lois Phemister was a reviewer of the document. Each group member played a key role and documented where they found their information to make sure it was scientifically accurate. This report will allow for future annual updates to identify environmental concerns and trends so that RA can make pertinent adjustments in policies, programs, and projects.

This dedicated group of volunteers met many times throughout 2017 for status updates and to discuss the direction for the report. Working group lead, Doug Britt, kept the group on task and schedule. He was the lead author of several of the chapters including the introductory section, air quality, streams, lakes and ponds, and wetlands. He was also contributing author for the sections on land use, birds, reptiles and amphibians, and invertebrates. Editing was very time consuming and diligently handled by Robin Duska. She was also the lead author of the birds, mammals and light pollution chapters. Each working group member also spent time on his or her own researching topics. Sue Beffel was the copy editor, and Don Coram was the lead author for the invertebrates section and contributing author for the bird chapter. Linda Fuller was co-lead author for the section on environmental education and outreach and a contributing author for the bird chapter. Carl Mitchell was the lead author for the stormwater management and hazardous and toxic materials

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VOLUNTEER RESTON | GET INVOLVED CORPORATE TEAM BUILDING WITH A DIFFERENCE

Volunteer Reston offers your company a flexible, efficient and professional means of mobilizing employees for a wellrun volunteer experiences. We have 15+ years of experience producing custom service projects for groups of 25 to 100+ people in a single day.

Who Are We?

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

How It Works

Depending on your group size and other requirements, we will offer a range of opportunities that meet your specific needs. Projects can take place during the week or weekend, on a onetime basis or more frequently, and may include employees’ families and clients, if desired. Based on your input, our team will plan the day(s), order supplies, handle set-up and logistics and prep any employees who wish to serve as volunteer team captains. On the day of service, we are onsite to support your volunteers and make sure

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your engagement runs smoothly. Some corporate service projects include: ƒƒ Landscaping, trail clearing, and other beautification efforts at Reston’s tot lots, facilities, picnic pavilions and lakes ƒƒ Clearing invasive species and increasing biodiversity in Reston’s natural areas ƒƒ Assisting with special projects and fundraising events in support of the Friends of Reston ƒƒ Assisting with programs that take place at the Nature House, including Nature House 5K, Spring Festival, Arbor Day, Earth Day and Halloween House & Trick-or-Treat Trail, which requires 50+ volunteers each year Partnerships start at $300 for the production and supplies of a custom day of service engaging up to 25 volunteers. Volunteer Reston is largely supported by volunteers, corporate partners and donations. We make it easy

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for your company to volunteer by managing the process from A to Z. Donations and contributions go toward plants, tools and supplies that support the service projects. To get started on your Corporate Day of Service, please complete the Corporate Volunteer Application: bit.ly/ VRCorporateApplication For more information, please contact Ha Brock, Volunteer Reston Manager, at habrock@ reston.org or 703-435-7986.

Serve on Boards and Committees

Serve on our Board of Directors or on any of our Committees. Our Advisory Committees are where you can really immerse yourself in a cause or area that suits you. Advisory Committees are composed of RA members who provide advice on association matters and perform such duties as may be requested by the Board of Directors. Advisory Committees exist for a term of one year from the annual or initial meeting of

the Board of Directors and may be renewed at the discretion of the Board of Directors. The Board currently has four such advisory committees: ƒƒ The Environmental Advisory Committee ƒƒ The Parks & Recreation Advisory Committee ƒƒ The Multimodal Transportation Advisory Committee ƒƒ The 55+ Advisory Committee Each committee is composed 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 SERVICE PROJECTS Volunteer Reston offers expertise in community service to corporations by creating customized projects that complement team building, leadership development and philanthropy initiatives. Philanthropy comes in various ways: from event sponsorship, monetary donations, in-kind contributions and employee volunteerism. Opportunities for support are numerous and we would be delighted to connect with corporations to customize an opportunity beneficial to your philanthropic goals. For more information on corporate partnership opportunities contact Ha Brock, Volunteer Reston Manager, at habrock@reston.org or call 703-435-7986. DELOITTE PASS

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BOARD & GOVERNANCE | ORGANIZATIONAL GOALS | DIRECTORS BOARD ACTIONS The following actions were taken by the RA Board of Directors at meetings held in the months of September 2017 through February 2018. 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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September 18, 2017

ƒƒ Approved September 18, 2017 Special Meeting Agenda. ƒƒ Directed staff to include in its Draft 2 2018 Budget: ˚˚ The total payoff of the remaining balance of the Lake House Loan using Operating Fund Reserves. ˚˚ Two seasonal workers and 10 additional trashrecycling cans to improve litter and trash pickup in Reston. ˚˚ Roadway median mowing. ˚˚ The Parks & Recreation Advisory Committee’s recommendation for expanded pool hours. ˚˚ An appropriation of $2.9M to the Repair & Replacement Reserve Fund in accordance with Assessment & Finance Resolution 3. ˚˚ The accessibility and parking lot improvements to the Walker Nature Center requested by RA Members, subject to the contribution of $50,000 by the Friends of Reston toward the project. ˚˚ The 2018/2019 Capital Projects Lists, with the exception of the two groups of projects listed below. ƒƒ Directed staff to remove from its Draft 2 2018 Budget: ˚˚ All capital projects related to Lake Thoreau Pool until further consideration of all Reston Association pool facilities by the Board of Directors in January or February 2018. ˚˚ All capital projects related to the North Hills Tennis

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Courts until further consideration by the Board of Directors of during its Regular Meeting on October 26, 2017, following a community input session on October 15, 2017. Directed staff to return to the September 28, 2017 Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors with additional information on: ˚˚ A revised operations model for the Lake House. ˚˚ Additional information on the proposed“PostDRB Project Approval Inspector”position. Deferred consideration of bathroom access for tennis courts requested by RA Members until the October 26, 2017 Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors. Awarded a two-year contract for legal services in the areas of collections, covenant enforcement, and litigation to Chadwick Washington Elmore and Bunn PC. Awarded the Central Services Facility Renovation Project to the Oseth Group to perform General Contracting Services.

October 26, 2017

ƒƒ Approved October 26, 2017 Regular Meeting Agenda as amended. ƒƒ Adopted the October 26, 2017 Consent Calendar, including motions on the following: ˚˚ Adoption of meeting minutes. ˚˚ Approval of Legal Committee report. ˚˚ Approval of the recommendation of the Association’s Retirement Plan Committee to change the plan design to a Safe Harbor Plan effective January 1, 2018. ˚˚ Approval of the Lake Use Request of the Lake Anne Merchants Association. ˚˚ Approval of the Common Area Use Request of Reston Runners. ˚˚ Adoption of six recommendations by the RASER working group. ƒƒ Appointed various RA

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Members to the Elections Committee, Design Review Board, and Hook Road Working Group. Approved establishing an external business process audit to be conducted biennially, and directed the Treasurer to work with staff to draft a scope of work for consideration by the Board in February 2018. Directed the Treasurer, in coordination with staff, to come back to the Board at its November 16, 2017 meeting, with a draft whistleblower mechanism and related policy for operational and financial matters as well as implementation costs, to be in place by end of 2017. Directed staff to include in the 2018 Capital Projects List: ˚˚ A list of projects related to the repair and improvement of the North Hills Tennis Courts, to follow the new internal control protocols process at a cost not to exceed $295,000. ˚˚ The state-required tree removal on Butler Pond Dam. Directed staff to include in its Draft 3 2018 Operating and Capital Budgets an appropriation of $2,996,039 to the Repair & Replacement Reserve Fund in accordance with Assessment & Finance Resolution 3, thereby increasing the proposed 2018 Annual Assessment Rate by $0.49. Authorized President Hebert to send the proposed Reston PRC District Residential Density Zoning Ordinance Amendment Letter to Supervisor Hudgins and to publish widely in the community. Directed RA staff to work with Fairfax County staff to exclude Reston from the proposed Building Repurposing Comprehensive Plan amendment as it applies to the conversion of office to residential. Adopted the proposed Common Area Rules &

Regulations Resolution 15; Easements & Right-of-Way Access. ƒƒ Authorized legal counsel and staff to proceed in the manner discussed in executive session. ƒƒ Granted to Tall Oaks Development Company LLC a 1,747 square foot (0.04 acre) No Build Easement on RA Common Area to eliminate the need for enhanced fire ratings for its new buildings.

November 16, 2017

ƒƒ Adopted the November 16, 2017 Regular Board Meeting Agenda. ƒƒ Adopted the November 16, 2017 Consent Calendar, including motions on the following: ˚˚ Adoption of meeting minutes. ˚˚ Appointment of Counting Agent for 2018 election. ˚˚ Authorization of staff to apply to join the Biophilic Cities Network. ˚˚ Approval of draft 2018 Board Meeting Calendar. ˚˚ Approval of amendments to Committees Resolution 5; Board Advisory Committees. ˚˚ Approval of committee appointments. ƒƒ Approved the release of remaining capital funds in the amount of $171,237 for the Pony Barn Recreation Area project and directed staff to return $139,146 to the Repair & Replacement Reserve Fund (RRRF) as undesignated funds. ƒƒ Approved the proposed 2018 Operating Budget, excluding implementation of the Fit Kids Enrichment Programs under camps school year programing, thereby setting the planned revenues and expenditures for the coming year as follows: 2018 Operating Budget Revenues $18,094,738; Expenses $15,098,699. ƒƒ Directed staff to use the 2018 Operating Budget as a base for the final development 2019 Operating Budget to be considered by the Board in the 3rd Quarter of 2018. ƒƒ Approved an appropriation


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Sherri Hebert, President Lake Anne-Tall Oaks District Director BODHebert@reston.org

David Bobzien, Vice-President Apartment Owners' Rep. BODBobzien@reston.org

Michael R. Sanio, Secretary At-Large Director BODMichaelSanio@reston.org

Sridhar Ganesan, Treasurer At-Large Director BODganesan@reston.org

Eric Carr At-Large Director BODCarr@reston.org

John Bowman At-Large Director BODBowman@reston.org

John Mooney North Point District Director BODMooney@reston.org

Victoria White Hunters Woods/Dogwood District Director BODWhite@reston.org

Julie Bitzer South Lakes District Director BODBitzer@reston.org

Robert Wood Acting Chief Executive Officer & Chief Financial Officer Robert@reston.org

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of $2,996,039 to the Repair & Replacement Reserve Fund. Approved the 2018 Capital Projects list, subject to the Association’s new internal control protocols process. Adopted the proposed amendments to Assessment & Finance Resolution 2; Assessment Rates & Collection Procedures, thereby establishing the proposed base of $682 for the 2018 Annual Assessment Rate, as well as Installment Plan Fees, Collection Fees, and respective due dates for 2018. Approved the installation of blended lines at the two existing tennis courts at Colts Neck Recreation Area, with support from the Friends of Reston for the enhancements. Approved amendments to Common Area Rules & Regulations Resolution 4; Tennis Court Use & Access. Approved amendments to Elections & Referenda Resolutions 1-4. Approved the proposed

letter to Supervisor Hudgins regarding the Reston Master Plan – Reston Chapter of the Adopted Comprehensive Plan. ƒƒ Directed Reston Association staff to: 1) continue monitoring the development of Fairfax County’s Short-Term Rental (STR) Ordinance; and, 2) develop a Use and Maintenance Standards Resolution for consideration by the Board of Directors. ƒƒ Authorized Reston Association staff to testify before the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors during a public hearing December 5, 2017.

December 14, 2017

ƒƒ Adopted the December 14, 2017 Regular Board Meeting Agenda. ƒƒ Adopted the December 14, 2017 Consent Calendar, including motions on the following: ˚˚ Adoption of meeting minutes. ˚˚ Approval of committee appointment.

ƒƒ Requested that RA staff bring all new Recreation Program Proposals to the full Board for consideration prior to implementation. ƒƒ Authorized Reston Association staff to use $45,000 of Reserve Funds for asbestos abatement related to the Central Services Facility (CSF) Renovation project. ƒƒ Authorized Reston Association staff to undertake a list of Capital Projects in the first quarter of 2018.

January 25, 2018

ƒƒ Adopted the January 25, 2018 Regular Board Meeting Agenda. ƒƒ Adopted the January 25, 2018 Consent Calendar, including motions on the following: ˚˚ Adoption of meeting minutes. ˚˚ Approval of Legal Committee report. ˚˚ Approval of 2018 Election Ballot Template. ˚˚ Amendment of Committees Resolution

5; Board Advisory Committees, to disband the Community Engagement Advisory Committee. ˚˚ Authorization of a letter of support for the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority’s Doppelt Rails to Trails Grant proposal for a trail safety improvement project at the intersection of the W&OD Trail and Hunter Mill Road. ƒƒ Opposed the following bills, as drafted, currently pending before the Virginia Assembly: 1) HB 722; 2) HB 1040; and 3) SB 707.

February 9, 2018

ƒƒ Adopted the February 9, 2018 Special Board Meeting Agenda. ƒƒ Authorized the president to engage special counsel to advise the board and to take actions consistent with the matters discussed and the direction given by the board in executive session.

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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.

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Only lakefront owners may permanently moor a boat on Reston’s lakes. Individual clusters or condo associations which own lakefront property have specific rules regarding mooring boats consistent with RA rules and regulations. For more information, see Resolution 2: Lake Use Access in the Governing Documents 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 introductory classes held on Lake Audubon or venture further from home on a scenic trip in our nation’s capital.

Contact Mike for details, 703-850-1257 or visit 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)

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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)

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GLADE POOL (6) 11550 GLADE DRIVE

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HUNTERS WOODS POOL (10)

POLO FIELDS RECREATION AREA (19)

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LAKE ANNE TENNIS COURTS (11)

PONY BARN PICNIC PAVILION (20)

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LAKE ANNE PICNIC PAVILION (11) 11301 NORTH SHORE DRIVE

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LAKE AUDUBON POOL (12)

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