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CONTENTS

30 FEATURES Stay in Shape with Reston Association BY JESSICA BIGGER

RA offers many recreational options to help you get in shape and stay that way. Cover: Runner on Reston trail Photographer: Jim Kirby

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Take a Walk

Courage Comes to Reston

Doctor’s Orders: Take a Nature Walk

The Reston Courage Wall inspires people to live their most authentic lives.

Taking a nature walk can help you effectively manage stress and improve your quality of life.

BY CATE FULKERSON

One of Reston’s most used and greatest assets, RA takes great pride in maintaining over 55 miles of trails.

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Engage…Get Involved! Diversity in the Commonwealth of Virginia Tranportation Investment Helps NOVA Mental Health and Wellness Get Fit & Happy at RCC

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BY NANCY BELMONT

Winter at the Greater Reston Arts Center LFI Brings Positive Change in Fairfax County

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BY SUSAN SIMS

AROUND RESTON 28

A Healthy Work Culture


INSIDE MEMBER SERVICES 34 35 36 38

Welcome to Reston RA Open House Updating Your Account Pool & Tennis Passes for RA Members 39 Pool & Tennis Passes for Non-RA Members

PROGRAMS & EVENTS 40 Aquatics 54 Camps & Youth Development

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106 Volunteer this Spring 107 National Volunteer Week 108 Habitat Heroes Projects 109 Invasive Plant Removal Day 110 Reston Arbor Day 110 Nature House 5K 110 Spring Festival 111 Garlic Mustard Challenge 112 Storm Drain Marking Project 112 Kid's Trout Fishing Day 112 Stream Monitoring 113 Potomac River Watershed Cleanup 114 Corporate Team Building with a Difference

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BOARD AND GOVERNANCE 116 Board Actions 117 Board of Directors

INFO AND RESOURCES 118 120 121 122

Facility Rental RA Common Area Fishing and Boating Facilities and Map

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RESTON VOLUME 7 | NUMBER 1

where healthy food comes naturally

PUBLISHER Ellen Graves, RA President, Board of Directors

DESIGN & PRODUCTION Long Nguyen long@reston.org

EDITORIAL Mike Leone mike@reston.org

PHOTOGRAPHER Sean Bahrami sean@reston.org

COPY EDITORS Kathy Bush CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS Amanda Lowe, Colena Turner, David Madison, Jim Kirby, Kelley Westenhoff, Kristina Alcorn, Mark Majoros RA CONTRIBUTORS Abby Stocking, Ashleigh Soloff, Cate Fulkerson, Claudia Thompson-Deahl, Ellen Graves, Ha Brock, Katie Shaw, Laura Kowalski, Lisa Delgado, Nicki Bellezza, Rob Tucker, Sabrina Tadele, Susan Sims, Willa Whitacre

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Engage… Get Involved! A BY ELLEN GRAVES  PHOTOGRAPHY BY SEAN BAHRAMI

s we start a new year, ask yourself one simple question…what can I do to be more involved in my community this year? Reston provides each of us with a bounty of community involvement and engagement opportunities. As Restonians, each of us has a shared mission of community involvement and participation. It is the foundation on which our great community was built. Involvement and engagement may look different to each of us, but by taking an active role you’re helping to shape this great place where we live, work and play! Our community is always looking for members who want to improve the lives and well-being of others. If you want to help out or get involved, all you need is a little free time and the desire to make your neighborhood a better place. You can inspire others as well as yourself! There are so many ways to get involved here in Reston. Some require a little more time than others, but there’s an opportunity for all of us to get engaged. Here are some ways you can contribute:

helping out at special events, participating in clean-up projects at one of Reston's lakes or along the pathways, tending an information booth or assisting at an activity station at one of the community festivals held each year. The volunteer opportunities available are almost as diverse and as exciting as our volunteers themselves. To learn more about volunteer opportunities contact Ha Brock, Volunteer Supervisor, via email at habrock@reston. org or call 703-435-7986.

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RA has several advisory committees (Community Engagement, Multimodal Transportation, 55+, Parks Recreation, Environmental and Fiscal) that focus on specific areas of interest to the RA Board of Directors. If you are interested in joining, please contact Sabrina Tadele, at stadele@reston.org or call 703-435-6570. Shorter-term volunteer opportunities include

All RA’s monthly meetings are posted in the calendar section of www.restong.org.

Are you interested in making an impact on the future of Reston? Then consider running for the Reston Association Board of Directors in the 2016 Election. RA members elect three new individuals to the Board of Directors annually. Each director serves a threeyear term, except in cases where an elected director resigns and is replaced by a mid-term appointment. For more information on email ElectionsCommittee@ reston.org or call 703-435-6570.

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RA’s Board of Directors meet monthly, as do most of the association’s advisory committees. All meetings are open to members and time is provided for member feedback and participation.

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As a RA member, don’t forget to vote in the 2016 Reston Association Board of Director’s Election. Voting for the 2016 election begins on March 7, 2016 at 5 p.m. EST and closes on April 4, 2016 at 5 p.m. EST.

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One easy way to make your neighborhood better is to organize a small group to clean-up litter and/or helps neighbors with winter snow removal. Your neighborhood or cluster will instantly look better. In addition, when you organize a clean-up/ snow removal group you may also make some new friends, feel happier living in your neighborhood and you’ll be assisting neighbors who are unable to remove snow due to medical reasons.

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RA’s Parks & Recreation staff conducts an exciting line-up of top notch programs and events for all ages. From nature programs and summer camps to divein movies and festivals, there is something fun for everyone. Many activities are free while others require reservations and have fees. Find a program or event that interests you and/or your family and join us!

Consider finding time in 2016 to get involved and participate in our community. Community engagement builds community, just by the simple act of engaging. And our engaged community, working together arm-in-arm, can move mountains in building an amazing place to live, work and play. Ellen Graves is the president of Reston Association.


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Take a Walk A BY CATE FULKERSON  PHOTOGRAPHY BY DAVID MADISON

sk one of your neighbors if they have ever used a pathway in Reston, and more than likely, the answer will be "yes." This response is no surprise. By design, walkable connectivity in our community was carefully planned by our founder, Robert E. Simon, Jr. His vision, over 50 years ago, was to provide people with the means to easily get to the grocery store, pool, school, soccer or baseball fields, bus stop, etc.

BY DESIGN, WALKABLE CONNECTIVITY IN OUR COMMUNITY WAS CAREFULLY PLANNED BY OUR FOUNDER, ROBERT E. SIMON, JR.

Many Restonians see the pathways as a quiet respite to take in nature — watching a fox run to its den, glimpsing an eight-point deer, seeing a red-tailed hawk soar by, and enjoying the change of the fall colors. Many see the pathways as a means of making new connections and keeping up with old friends during morning jaunts or afternoon dog walks. In addition to these passive uses, the pathways are also used for competitive sports including fundraising walks, marathons, triathlon routes, and even military physical fitness training. Considered one of our community’s most used and greatest assets, RA takes great pride in maintaining over 55 miles of paved and natural surface trials. In 2016 and 2017, just over $470,000 has been earmarked for pathway repaving and footbridge replacement. Annually, about $840,000 is spent on general maintenance with crews dedicated to keeping the pathways clear from debris including fallen trees and stream overwash. Strict standards are used by the crews to

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keep the pathways and trails passable with a 10-foot high clearance above the path and two-foot clearance on either side of the pathway edges. These crews also empty the trash receptacles along the trails. In the winter, you will find staff manning Bombardiers plows, specially designed to clear the pathways of snow. Often we hear from residents that RA’s pathways are cleared before the roadways and we are proud of that fact. Reston’s network of walkable paths is integral to its unique character. This amenity helps to make this a healthy, family-centered, enjoyable community. Yet as Reston has developed, the pedestrian network has not always grown at the same pace. Gaps in the network exist, which present some barriers to traveling Reston on foot or bicycle. Additional connections and improvements to the Association’s pathway systems are being planned by the volunteer members of the Association’s Multimodal Transportation Advisory Committee through their Reston on Foot and Bicycle document; which sets forth a plan, ranked in order of priority, to make Reston’s pedestrian network more complete. By identifying responsible parties whenever possible, this carefully researched and thoughtfully ranked plan can be used to accelerate the process by which Reston will become even more accessible for all to “take a walk.” Beyond those maintained by RA are a number of paved trails owned by Fairfax County. In October, the Association successfully concluded a year and a half negotiation process with the Fairfax County Department of Public Works and Environmental Services and the County Attorney’s office on the development of trail maintenance agreements that would enable Reston Association to provide routine maintenance on approximately 1.5 miles of County and Park Authority owned trails throughout Reston. Such routine maintenance

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will include general debris removal, minor asphalt patching, pruning/edge mowing, leaf removal as necessary, and snow plowing. In the agreement, the County trails will be repaired before the Association accepts any routine maintenance responsibility (including especially problematic stretches such as those on Wiehle Avenue and Sunrise Valley Drive), and the County will be responsible for major repairs and capital replacement. Staff has estimated that the additional cost of providing routine maintenance on these Countyowned trails to be $15,000 annually; notwithstanding the possibility that expenses may increase commensurate with increased snowfalls. The County has offered no compensation to the Association for undertaking these routine maintenance activities

on County property. The reason the Association chose to take on this responsibility is simple — accessibility. Being able to “take a walk” throughout the community is important to us, as is the ability to get exercise, to walk to the store, to school, to a friend’s house, to the bus stop or simply strolling with the family dog. To learn more about the Association’s trail systems, visit our website at www.reston.org and find your path to “take a walk.” Cate Fulkerson is the CEO of Reston Association, 38-year resident of Reston and 24-year employee of RA; a regular user of the pathway system; and, committed to making Reston the best it can be and to giving you the best value possible for your assessment dollars.


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Diversity in the Commonwealth of Virginia R BY KEN PLUM

eston is a wonderful community in which the great majority of its residents were born in another state or another country. That diversity is one of our strengths, but it also presents a challenge of introducing the state in which we live to newcomers while helping to separate the hyperbole describing where we live from the facts. First, Virginia calls itself a Commonwealth as do Pennsylvania, Kentucky and Massachusetts. That nomenclature, based on their history as English colonies or deriving from an English colony in the case of Kentucky, gives Virginia and the other states no additional powers under our federal system of government. “Commonwealth” has a good sound as does our very popular marketing slogan, “Virginia is for Lovers.” The Commonwealth is the birthplace of presidents of which we can all be proud, but this claim needs to be understood in perspective. Four of the first five presidents of the United States were born in Virginia, underlining the crucial role of Virginians in establishing our new nation: Washington, Jefferson, Madison, and Monroe. Of the four remaining presidents who claimed Virginia as their birthplace, only John Tyler was living in Virginia at the time he was elected vice-president and then took over from William Henry Harrison who was born in Virginia but elected president as a resident of Ohio and was assassinated after 32 days in office.

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Zachary Taylor was born in Virginia, but he ran for the presidency from Louisiana and died after 16 months in office. Woodrow Wilson was born in Staunton, Virginia, where his father was an itinerant minister, but Wilson ran for the presidency as a resident of New Jersey. Woodrow Wilson, who was elected in 1912, was the last Virginia-born person to be elected president. Our history is great, but the Commonwealth has some catching up to do in national leadership. Our Multicultural Festival and other events throughout the year provide opportunities to celebrate our racial and ethnic diversity. While progress is being made in embracing diversity in the Commonwealth in recent years, such was not always the case. Up until the 1960s, Virginia was a state that legally enforced segregation of the races in schools, transportation, housing, lunch counters, bathrooms and all walks of life. Reston was the notable exception in 1964, with the leadership of Bob Simon making it a welcoming community to all races. A great number of federal lawsuits

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CLEARLY COMMONWEALTH DOES NOT MEAN COMMON WEALTH. and federal laws were required to break down “massive resistance” to desegregate in the Commonwealth. The Commonwealth of Virginia is the seventh wealthiest state in the union measured by median household income that averages $62,881. By per capita income the Commonwealth is ranked fifth at $33,493, and the gross domestic product is ranked twelfth. While these rankings are impressive and easily observable in Reston, the realities across the Commonwealth are much more complex. In median household income, for example, Fairfax County, in which Reston is located, is $106,690. At the same time, the southernmost counties in the Commonwealth are in the $30,000s. Per capita income in Fairfax County is $49,000. Of the 134 localities in the Commonwealth, 42 have per

capita incomes of $20,000 or less. Sometimes when there is friction among the regions of the state, there have been suggestions out of frustration that Northern Virginia — NoVa — should split off from the rest of Virginia — RoVa. While that will not happen, such a split would create the wealthiest and one of the poorest states in the union. Clearly commonwealth does not mean common wealth. The Commonwealth of Virginia is a state of incredible beauty. From mountains to rolling hills to ocean beaches, Virginia has it all. From a rich history of Jamestown, Williamsburg, and Richmond to modern day rocket launches at Wallops Island and high technology in Northern Virginia, the Commonwealth is a state of great opportunity. Reston contributes mightily to the common wealth. We can play an even larger role as we understand our neighbors in the Commonwealth. Delegate Plum represents the 36th District, including all of Reston, in the Virginia House of Delegates.


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Tranportation Investment Helps NOVA BY GERRY CONNOLLY

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ood news, Northern Virginia! After 36 short-term extensions since 2009, Congress finally passed a longterm, five-year transportation funding bill. Representing Northern Virginia, which has the dubious honor of having the nation’s worst congestion, I was pleased to serve on the joint House-Senate conference committee that negotiated this final compromise. It’s been more than a decade since Congress passed a long-term transportation funding bill, which has stunted economic growth and resulted in crumbling roads and bridges across the Commonwealth. Coming from local government, I know firsthand how critical long-term federal investments are to building complex infrastructure projects. These are not short-term ventures. It takes years to plan, design, and build a major improvement. And securing funding streams are necessary before investors will commit their time, effort and capital. Yet these are the types of visionary investments we should be making in every community. That’s why it was so important that Congress pass the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, which will increase federal investments in roads, bridges,

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THAT’S WHY IT WAS SO IMPORTANT THAT CONGRESS PASS THE FIXING AMERICA’S SURFACE TRANSPORTATION (FAST) ACT, WHICH WILL INCREASE FEDERAL INVESTMENTS IN ROADS, BRIDGES, MASS TRANSIT, AND SAFETY PROGRAMS. mass transit, and safety programs. Over the next five years, it will provide nearly $480 million in additional funding for local road and highway projects in Virginia, and nearly $52 million in additional mass transit support, which is particularly important to regions like ours in providing commuters with more transportation choices. Had Congress failed to act and not address the shortfall in the Highway Trust Fund, the effects would have been significant throughout Virginia, where more

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than half of next year’s road and transit projects are to be funded in part with federal dollars. For example, if we did not replenish the Trust Fund, 149 bridge replacements would be put on hold, 175 aging buses and train cars would not be replaced, 350 other projects would grind to a halt, and more than 43,000 jobs in Virginia and other states that supply labor and materials would be lost. While this bill further advances innovative financing solutions, such as public-private partnerships like those used to build the Interstate 95 and 495 Express Lanes, those are only one part of the solution. At the end of the day, what we really need is more robust and reliable federal funding. This bill falls short of what the President and many industry experts say is necessary not only to maintain but to expand our transportation network. The federal government historically has been an equal partner in funding our nation’s infrastructure, but that level of investment has eroded over time. Public spending on infrastructure as a share of GDP has declined by half since the 1960s when it was roughly 3%. However, we know that every dollar invested in public transportation translates into four dollars of economic growth.

I was pleased to see the bill continue innovative federal financing opportunities for smaller road and transit projects, particularly transit oriented development projects, under the Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (or TIFIA). Unfortunately, the compromise bill reduces the annual funding for this federal financing program. Several major Northern Virginia projects, including the Silver Line and both the 495 and 95 Express Lanes, have benefitted tremendously from federal loans under the TIFIA program, and we should be expanding those opportunities. So while this bill represents a real breakthrough, there is still work to be done. Just as I have done throughout my 20 years in public office, I will continue to advocate for increased investments in transportation because of the tremendous return our communities realize in terms of improved mobility, job creation, and economic growth. Congressman Gerry Connolly represents Virginia’s 11th District, which includes Reston. A former chairman of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, he serves on both the Oversight and Government Reform and the Foreign Affairs committees.


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Mental Health and Wellness O BY CATHY HUDGINS  PHOTO PROVIDED BY FAIRFAX COUNTY

rdinarily, when we hear the words health and wellness, our automatic understanding is that the language is in reference to the physical condition of an individual. The dictionary totally agrees; please read the definitions below. Health: the general condition of the body or mind with reference to soundness and vigor.

Wellness: the quality or state of being healthy in body and mind, especially as the result of deliberate effort. As a public official, I have a slightly different but closely aligned take. I look at these terms as they apply to all of Fairfax County's citizens. Take for instance the state of the health and treatment for mental illness in Fairfax County. A Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) is a first responder model that equips law-enforcement staff with skills and tools to respond to a person in a behavioral health crisis that may be otherwise misinterpreted as criminal in nature, inappropriate or dangerous. Since 2006, Fairfax County has offered, and enrolled, some of its officers in CIT programs. In a multi-agency collaboration between the Fairfax County Police Department (FCPD), Office of the Sheriff, Fairfax County Court system, and the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board (CSB), the program grew to be a week-long series of education classes on crisis intervention, legal issues, mental health, substance abuse, and intellectual development, involving role playing as a learning tool. We need to take it up a notch, and the

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A CRISIS INTERVENTION TEAM (CIT) IS A FIRST RESPONDER MODEL THAT EQUIPS LAWENFORCEMENT STAFF WITH SKILLS AND TOOLS TO RESPOND TO A PERSON IN A BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CRISIS THAT MAY BE OTHERWISE MISINTERPRETED AS CRIMINAL IN NATURE, INAPPROPRIATE OR DANGEROUS. Ad Hoc Police Practices Review Commission report agreed. What do we do now? Where do we go from here? The answer is fairly simple, but that doesn’t mean it is easy.

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Community Services Board Merrifield Center, which provides 24/7 emergency services, mobile crisis team, and entry/referral/assessment services for behavioral health care services — intellectual disability, mental health and/or substance use disorders.

Principally, we need to divert individuals with mental illness from the criminal justice system to the health care system; to help those individuals avoid inappropriate incarceration at the Adult Detention Center by transferring custody from law enforcement to qualified emergency mental health professionals. The Merrifield Center is that secure assessment site open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, for individuals experiencing a mental health crisis. Lastly, we need funding. In May 2015, the CSB requested $1.4 million from the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS) to support a 24/7 assessment site. In evaluating the CSB request, DBHDS said Fairfax County needed to do more. Ultimately, DBHDS awarded the CSB $142,972 in grant funding, noting the need to further expand county CIT programs, to fund a CIT Coordinator

to conduct outreach, policy development, and stakeholder engagement. In addition, as of the FY 2015 Carryover Review, the Board of Supervisors funded an additional second mobile crisis unit ($800,000). While not totally there, we are moving in the right direction, but this funding is just the beginning. As a wise Chinese philosopher once said, a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. For the health and well-being of all of us, I believe it is crucial to take that first step on the journey to mental health now and pick up the pace in doing so. 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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Get Fit & Happy at RCC T BY LEILA GORDON  PHOTO PROVIDED BY RCC

urning the calendar page to a new year traditionally makes us pause and consider our overall health and fitness. As we consider the effects of the holiday season on our body, we are also under the influence of the longer hours of darkness, chilly weather, and more sedentary nature of winter. More than a few people resolve to become more fit with the New Year. At Reston Community Center, we think that health and well-being can be achieved in many different ways and that our happiness can come from considering how to “get in shape” with both body and mind. Of course there are many providers of fitness programming across our community. At RCC, we think about how many different lifestyles our community embraces and offer a range of options — from traditional fitness classes for people who like to enroll for several weeks at a time to one-time workshops. Drop-in exercise is available for people who grapple with more erratic schedules. As home to the Terry L. Smith Aquatics Center, RCC Hunters Woods can help you get wet to get fit — and water exercise is particularly beneficial for people with therapeutic needs. You can opt for swim classes, private lessons, lap swimming, water aerobics — whatever your pleasure. At RCC Lake Anne, our fitness and wellness studios are friendly environments in which you can try out new trends in fitness like a “Barre Workout” or a “Pilates for Osteoporosis” workshop. RCC’s programs are designed to help anyone — regardless of age — find a way to feel physically more capable. Fun approaches like “Zumba” work for people who enjoy combining dance and exercise. Children can get in on

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BEING HAPPY AS WE AGE IS A FUNCTION OF BEING BOTH PHYSICALLY FIT AND EMOTIONALLY ENGAGED.

the act with a variety of fitness or wellness options from “Homeschool Boot Camp” to “Zen Budo Karate.” Fans of Eastern approaches to holistic health can choose from many different yoga classes, or try out “Mindful Meditation.” RCC serves all ages; fitness and wellness become particularly important as we grow older. Being happy as we age is a function of being both physically fit and emotionally engaged. The RCC 55+ programs have some delightful highlights in winter and spring. Explore and enjoy a look at love for older singles in “The Age of Love” on February 12. The “Senior Health, Wellness and Safety Summit” on April 22 includes many of Reston’s community partners in an important and information-packed event. A “Creative Aging Festival” on May 11 will feature best-selling author and cartoonist for The New Yorker, Roz Chast. Don’t forget that exercising our minds and our creative spirits are every bit as important to our overall well-being as moving our bodies. RCC offers many ways to engage your senses and your soul. Come to a moving performance like Julian Sands performing “A Celebration of Harold Pinter,” or bring the whole family to laugh along with “Mutts Gone Nuts” at the CenterStage. Thrill to the mesmerizing dance and video in “What Dreams May Come” with Nejla Yatkin. Perhaps

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you have a family member struggling with dementia — if so, RCC’s “Memory Café” offers a safe, friendly environment to explore music, discuss life stories and challenges, and find comfort. With your New Year's resolutions to lose weight, get back to better physical shape, or otherwise improve your health, be sure you also consider how to feel happier, be more creative and enjoy

the company of others. Reston Community Center welcomes you to a season of renewal and fun. Leila Gordon has been the RCC Executive Director since 2008.


Reston Community Center’s

Diva Central Event:

APRIL 23

12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

CENTRAL Dress Drive for Prom:

JANUARY 2 – MARCH 26

RCC Lake Anne 1609-A Washington Plaza Reston, VA FREE Drop-in No Registration Necessary This incredible one-day event is open to any current high school student who is in need of a prom dress and other accessories. Everything is absolutely free. Limit one dress per person.

RCC is collecting the following for Diva Central:

DRESSES • SHOES • JEWELRY HANDBAGS • ACCESSORIES Please drop off items at: RCC Hunters Woods • 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston, VA All donations are appreciated, however, we ask that donations are in good condition, no older than five years old (circa 2011), and dry cleaned before they are donated. If dry cleaning is not possible, please inform us at the time of drop off. Dress donations will benefit students in Reston and surrounding areas. Donations are tax deductible.

For more information, please contact Kenny Burrowes, Teen and Family Program Director, at 703-390-6158.

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Courage Comes to Reston BY NANCY BELMONT  PHOTOGRAPHY BY KELLEY WESTENHOFF

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he declarations below and hundreds like them filled the 80-foot Courage Wall at the Plaza at Reston Station last September.

I wish I had the courage to forgive my mother. I wish I had the courage to write a book. I wish I had the courage to fall in love again. A mammoth chalkboard that reads, “I wish I had the courage to…” invited passersby to share a moment of vulnerability with strangers. The courage to sing in public. The courage to say yes. The courage to say no. The Reston Courage Wall was the first to feature multiple languages, including Spanish, Korean, Mandarin, Hindi, Arabic and Vietnamese in addition to English. Live for me. Let go. Love my body. Nancy Belmont, the Courage Wall’s creator, hopes the project inspired people to pause and reflect on areas where they were holding back from living their most authentic

lives. A leadership coach, Belmont noticed a theme in her work: hidden fears were keeping her clients from their most fulfilling lives. Inspired by Candy Chang’s “Before I Die” community chalkboards, Belmont set off to bring the conversation on courage to a larger scale. “The format allows for people to be publically vulnerable while remaining anonymous,” she says. “It also has other benefits. Speaking a declaration creates a powerful promise. Scribing it amplifies the power by getting it into one’s body. Finally, sharing that declaration makes it more likely that a person will make a declaration a reality.” Tara, a woman in her early 40s with gorgeous auburn hair wrote: I wish I had the courage to go gray. Tara’s hair was a trademark of her identity. She often wondered what it would be like to stop covering up the strands of gray that seemed to be taking over her lovely locks. “Would I still be considered beautiful?” “When I wrote my declaration, I realized I was afraid of being who I naturally am. It seemed silly to have that fear.” While it may seem like a superficial change, Tara knew her declaration was about initiating an inward journey. She would experience an identity shift. She soon realized how caught up she had been in her looks rather than who she was on the inside. Tara is using her transition to fully explore what it means to age. “This is a great journey for me. I feel liberated. It’s changed my soul. It’s changed everything.”

Acceptance of self is one of the themes that appeared on all of the walls. Not wear a wig during chemo. Come out. Be open about my infertility. Other themes included creative expression, physical challenges, learning and being in the present. Since erecting the Courage Wall, Belmont has learned some things. First, having fear is part of what it is to be human. The key to success is in how you interact with your fears. Second, all of us are holding something back from the world. What is inside of you that you’re holding back from the world and how can you generate the courage to bring it into the light? First, identify the fear. Most times, fears are covered up with stories. We protect ourselves with stories to keep ourselves from having the ultimate failure . . . or perhaps

even from experiencing the ultimate success. And while recognizing fear is part of the equation, it isn’t always enough. Even when our minds tell us that we should take action, we don’t move forward until we identify a passion that is stronger than our fear. So this year, to keep your New Year’s resolutions, remember this courage formula: Passion > Fear = Courage. Name the fears that are holding you back. Identify a passion that is more powerful than that fear. Then take your courageous actions toward a bigger, bolder, more authentic life. What did Tara have to say about the courage formula? “I was afraid that if I went gray I would loose myself. But it turns out I was even more passionate about knowing who I really am.” Nancy Belmont is a leadership coach, entrepreneur, mother and creator of the Courage Wall. She aims to spark a global movement promoting human flourishing.

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BY HOLLY MCCULLOUGH  PHOTOS PROVIDED BY GREATER RESTON ARTS CENTER

hroughout history, art has intersected with science in compelling ways. From the feat of engineering represented by the Egyptian pyramids, to the anatomical studies and fantastic machines envisioned by Leonardo da Vinci, to the fractured planes of 20th-century Cubism informed by Einstein's Theory of Relativity, artists have long engaged scientific concepts. In Rebecca Kamen's work, however, science is not something to be employed in the creation of the work; it is the very subject of the work itself. Informed by research into cosmology, neuroscience, history of science, and philosophy, Rebecca Kamen's abstract sculptures and paintings connect common threads across various scientific fields to capture and re-imagine what scientists see.

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Rebecca Kamen: Continuum

Through February 13th, the Greater Reston Arts Center (GRACE) in Reston Town Center will present an exhibition of the work of Rebecca Kamen, now a nationally-recognized figure in the STEAM movement (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math). Kamen’s engagement with the STEAM dialogue began in 2009, with the opening of her prior solo exhibition at GRACE, Divining Nature, a poetic visual evocation of the periodic table of elements. With Continuum, Kamen will investigate concepts of inner and outer space with two new installations that will fully engage the senses with accompanying soundscapes and projection elements. Rebecca Kamen seeks truth through observation. The process of discovery is a catalyst for her work, which creates a dynamic continuum and visual dialogue between art and science. Informed by research into

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THIS IS AN EXCEPTIONAL OPPORTUNITY FOR STUDENTS TO DEVELOP THEIR IDEAS WITH ARTS PROFESSIONALS AND TO HAVE THEM SHOWN IN A PROFESSIONAL GALLERY SETTING IN THEIR COMMUNITY. cosmology, neuroscience, history of science, and philosophy, Kamen’s abstract sculptures and prints connect common threads that flow across various scientific fields to capture and re-imagine what scientists see. This exhibition includes two new sculpture and sound installations, Portal, inspired by gravitational

wave physics and black holes, and NeuroCantos, inspired by the relationship and poetics of inner and outer space.

Youth Art Month, Celebrating Bob Simon’s Vision of Community

The Greater Reston Arts Center is dedicating its celebration of Youth Art Month (March) to Bob Simon’s vision for a New Town. The Youth Art Month celebration at the Greater Reston Arts Center (GRACE) consists of two exhibitions: Emerging Visions (March 15-April 2), and GRACE Art: Work from Participating Schools (February 25-March 5). Schools participating in the annual Emerging Visions program will work with the GRACE Education Director, John Adams, and their teachers to develop work that explores Bob’s Vision for the New Town, evolving definitions of community, and their own personal


experiences as community members. This is an exceptional opportunity for students to develop their ideas with arts professionals and to have them shown in a professional gallery setting in their community. Participating schools (South Lakes, Herndon and Oakton) are encouraged to share with their students Bob Simon’s Founding Principles; to view the film Another Way of Living: The Story of Reston, VA (if available), and to utilize the Reston Museum as an additional resource. An interdisciplinary approach is encouraged to promote the examination of Bob’s Founding Principles and community building through different facets (history, planning, sociology, art, etc.). Students will create their own exciting artistic expressions of community-based themes: such as diversity, culture, recreation, and the importance of opportunity for all residents. Students may reflect on the continuing relevance of Bob Simon’s

vision in today’s world, examine what it means to live in that community today, or reimagine a new community for today’s world. In addition to being timely and appropriate within the Reston community, this theme also compellingly aligns with the 2016 theme of National Youth Art Month — "The Power of Art" — especially given the power of Bob’s vision, so ahead of its time in many ways. Emerging Visions will be on view from March 15-April 2. In addition, from February 25-March 5, the Greater Reston Arts Center presents a second Youth Art month exhibition, GRACE Art: Work from Participating Schools. The GRACE Art Program (formerly know as GRACE Art in Schools), established in 1976, has deep roots in our community. GRACE Art is a cultural literacy program that uses art history to make cross-curricular connections. The program is currently delivered in close to 40 public and private elementary schools in

Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C. The program reaches approximately 20,000 students a year and involves about 2,000 parent volunteers who deliver the lessons in the classroom. That is an amazing number of people in our community each year! The program is typically supported by the school’s PTSA, and consists of over 80 portfolios, which include an artist biography, presentation content, suggested art activities, digital presentations, posters for display, as well as additional resources for interested students and parents. The program is currently in the process of being updated and revised, and the feedback on the new portfolios has been fantastic. GRACE Art: Work from Participating Schools, will be an interactive exhibit for art lovers of all ages. The exhibition will give visitors the opportunity to learn about art history through displays and handson art activities, as well as see work produced in the program during the

2015-16 school year from selected schools. GRACE Art: Work from Participating Schools, will be on display from February 25-March 5. Holly Koons McCullough is the Executive Director and Curator of the Greater Reston Arts Center, located in Reston Town Center.

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LFI Brings Positive Change in Fairfax County S BY JESSICA BIGGER  PHOTOS PROVIDED LEADERSHIP FAIRFAX INSTITUTE

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ince its inception in 1987, Leadership Fairfax (LFI) has over 1600 alumni who utilize their skills to promote positive change in our community. Seasoned, emerging, and retired leaders come together to solve challenges that cover a wide range of community issues. After graduating from the program, every alum continues “to do great things, engage the community, and make it stronger,” commented Karen Cleveland, President and CEO of Leadership Fairfax Institute. Leadership Fairfax Institute offers three programs: the LFI Signature Program, Emerging Leaders Institute (ELI), and the Lifetime Leadership Program (LLP), which is new this year. All three programs cater to leaders in a different stage in their career development within Northern Virginia. The goal of the program is to bring people together from all three sectors: business, nonprofit, and government, to focus and offer solutions to many challenges in the community. Some students develop improvements to help local organizations run more efficiently. The LFI Signature Program is tailored for the established leader, a business owner or someone who has significant influence in the company or organization he or she works for. This individual has also been involved in a significant amount of community service. Only 40 to 50 spaces are available each year. The program lasts for ten months, where each student meets once a month for an all-day session.

LFI participants take a deeper dive into community service, unlike their other leader counterparts (ELI and LLP). These leaders dive into the most pertinent issues within Fairfax County. “Class participants engage in an intensive study of five topics representing important and diverse local issues that affect the quality of life in Fairfax County and the region,” explains Cleveland. The LFI class is divided into five teams. Each team studies one of the five topics presented for that year. They study and research the issue, find solutions, and present to the rest of the class. The issue could be in healthcare, the lower income community, traffic, etc. They are given four months to work on this project, where they are expected to do research on the problem, bring in speakers, tour facilities, etc. Cate Fulkerson, Reston Association (RA) CEO, graduated

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from the LFI Signature Program in 2001. She served on the LFI Board of Directors from 2001 to 2011 and was board chairman in 2009. During her tenure at LFI, she served on the committee that created the ELI programs for emerging leaders. Fulkerson joined the LFI Board to assist the organization in helping their existing alums, as well as new participants make a significant impact in the community. “I saw an opportunity to help further the Leadership Fairfax Institute and saw a great opportunity to make a difference in the program that helps make a difference in Fairfax County,” said Fulkerson. The ELI program is geared towards new leaders who are earlier in their career and have given less community service. Projects students may be involved in might include: volunteer training programs, developing materials, or developing websites for a variety of nonprofit

organizations. This year, one of the ELI teams developed a curriculum for a high school leadership program over the summer. In 2008, Ha Brock, RA Volunteer Supervisor, participated in the ELI course. Not only did she want to make a difference in the community, Brock wanted to improve her project management skills. Brock’s team worked with Cornerstones (previously Reston Interfaith), an organization that provides housing and services to a diverse, lower income community. Her team organized and hosted several workshops – personal finance (how to balance your checkbook), how to take on more leadership roles, etc. Prior to hosting the workshops, Brock and her team had to reach out to several individuals who could speak to the Cornerstone’s community about a particular topic. “Each team member had a role. One


THE GOAL OF THE PROGRAM IS TO BRING PEOPLE TOGETHER FROM ALL THREE SECTORS, BUSINESS, NONPROFIT, AND GOVERNMENT, TO FOCUS AND OFFER SOLUTIONS TO MANY CHALLENGES IN THE COMMUNITY. person would reach out to a facilitator, another would reach out to the community to attract interest in attending the workshops, etc.,” said Brock. After hosting the workshops, the team got together to recap how well the process worked. The program has truly impacted

Brock’s career development. Her program management skills have improved significantly. “ELI benefitted me tremendously. I wouldn’t be able to do my job now without this program. The training and what we got out of it...Working on the projects was just amazing from beginning to the end,” explained Brock. Before, Brock felt uncomfortable speaking in front of large groups or even approaching certain individuals. ELI helped her grow professionally and gain confidence. She now reaches out to individuals in the business community to ask for support for a variety of RA programs. “I highly recommend this program to folks who are comfortable in their position, want to take it to the next level, and build leadership skills,” encouraged Brock. The third program, LLP, is for leaders who are on the cusp of retirement. Individuals not sure what

to do in the next phase of their life now have a roadmap and support after finishing this program. This course is very modified compared to the other two programs. Many of these students may have been involved in some form of community service in the past, like being involved in church or the Parent Teachers Association, etc. This is an opportunity for them to figure out their next step, whether that means starting their own business, being involved in social entrepreneurship, joining a government commission or some other opportunity. All three programs, LFI Signature Program, ELI, and LLP, also provide an incredible amount of opportunity for networking and professional support among all its alumni. “I feel really privileged to bear witness to the leadership transformation. When you are in the class, you are building your own

board of directors. [The students] have a close relationship with the people who attended the program. We call it the golden rolodex…1600 incredibly connected people. They will always take your call if you are an alum. It is a very supportive network,” exclaimed Cleveland. To learn more about the Leadership Fairfax Institute, to find out if space is available for the 2017 class, or to submit a potential project for one of the leadership students to work on, visit www.leadershipfairfax.org. Jessica Bigger is a freelance writer who lives in Reston.

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Doctor’s G Orders: Take a Nature Walk BY SUSAN SIMS  PHOTOGRAPHY BY JIM KIRBY

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reen spaces are more than just the trees that make up the forest. They provide a myriad of benefits to individuals and communities, particularly in urbanized areas where vegetation can be limited to patio and window gardens. Green spaces are environmentally beneficial because they provide valuable habitat, prevent runoff, reduce soil erosion and cool temperatures, but they can also make a difference in your overall health. A recent study by Stanford University outlined the health benefits of time spent outdoors and highlighted the positive impact of nature on physical and mental wellness. Exposure and access to green space not only provides the opportunity for recreational activities, but also minimizes the likelihood of developing anxiety or mood disorders. According to the study, urban dwellers have a 20% higher chance of developing an anxiety disorder than those who live in a rural location. With over 50% of the population currently residing

in cities — a proportion that is expected to increase to 70% by 2050 — it’s imperative that green spaces and recreational opportunities are available for people to more effectively manage stress and improve their quality of life. A simple 90-minute walk in a natural area triggers decreased activity in the area of the brain that is associated with rumination — repetitive thoughts focused on negativity — versus a 90-minute walk in an urban setting. Lush gardens, wide meadows and woodland forests inspire tranquility in humans and accordingly, limit violence and aggressive interactions. People are given opportunities to congregate with neighbors and develop a stronger sense of community and cooperation. Not to mention, that outdoor activity can also lessen hyperactivity in children, and build concentration skills. The mental advantages of outdoor access are only bolstered by the physical benefits, including lower blood pressure, lessened rates of obesity and overall physical wellness. A


study conducted by Texas A&M’s Roger Ulrich proved that views of green space in hospitals even increased recovery rates for patients. Watching nature was more stimulating in a therapeutic way than staring at a wall or watching TV. If you aren’t convinced by the physical and mental benefits of natural areas, check out the economic ones. Green areas increase worker productivity, raise property values and actually support driver safety. Delaware has even implemented a roadside vegetation program to help prevent car accidents. Roadside plantings and natural areas reduce erosion and preserve roadways, making treks safer. Outdoor recreation and green spaces have long been part of the Reston Association's vision of service to the community, and with 55 miles of trails, four accessible lakes and the 72-acre Walker Nature Center, an Emersonian adventure is never far away. Expanding

OUTDOOR RECREATION AND GREEN SPACES HAVE LONG BEEN PART OF THE RESTON ASSOCIATION'S VISION OF SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY, AND WITH 55 MILES OF TRAILS, FOUR ACCESSIBLE LAKES AND THE 72-ACRE WALKER NATURE CENTER, AN EMERSONIAN ADVENTURE IS NEVER FAR AWAY.

recreational areas and improving community health are a primary focus of the Park and Recreation Department as the Association strives to meet the needs of our growing community. So next time you feel your stress levels rising, take some time to get outside and…relax. Explore the local trails and see the forest for more than just the trees. Susan Sims is a freelance writer and a naturalist at the Walker Nature Center. In her free time, she enjoys gardening, volunteering and taking her retired K-9s for walks on Reston's trails (leashed, of course).

Sources: Bratman, G., Hamilton, J., Hahn, K., Daly, G., & Gross, J. (n.d.) Nature experience reduces rumination and subgenual prefrontal cortex activation. Retrieved October 15, 2015. Health benefits of urban vegetation and green space: Research roundup – Journalist’s Resource (Journalists Resource). Heimbuch, J. (n.d.). Stanford study measures health benefits of nature walks. Retrieved October 15, 2015.

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A Healthy Work Culture I

BY LATRANIECESA WILSON  PHOTO PROVIDED GREATER RESTON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

n 2008 the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, a resource that provides guidance on the importance of being physically active. The Physical Activity Guidelines called on Americans to become more active and pushed for businesses and workplaces to play a significant role in helping to make these changes possible. Creating a culture of wellness starts with a vision, and taking steps to incorporate physical activity in the workplace can be daunting if there is not a resource for businesses within a community. Former Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce (GRCC) Board Chair and President of Leadership Fairfax, Karen Cleveland had a vision and introduced the Healthy Workplace concept during her year as Chair. The Chamber Board decided to take the steps to implement the Healthy Workplace Initiative because they knew that the Chamber would be an effective resource to the business community in driving wellness activities that employees could incorporate into a healthy home and work environment. The Reston Chamber hosted a Kick-Off Rally at the YMCA Fairfax County Reston Headquarters in late September. A Healthy Workplace logo was revealed and several wellness professionals came to cheer on the Chambers’ efforts to help local Reston businesses become healthier. Some of the Healthy Workplace Initiative objectives include: ƒƒ Building awareness of the importance of living a healthy lifestyle for yourself and for the good of your company. ƒƒ Creating opportunities for

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Chamber members who are in the health & wellness field, or are committed to it, to become more engaged in a meaningful way. Partnering with the broader community (Reston citizens and Fairfax County Government) to make this an inclusive initiative.

The Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce serves as a leader in the business community by providing quality programs, education, connections and advocacy for our members and organizations in the Dulles Corridor. The GRCC believes workplace wellness programs make financial sense and can lead to reduced benefit costs, absenteeism and presenteeism, and higher productivity, and most importantly, happy employees. Healthy Workplace supporter and co-chair Mary Zmuda, of NOVA Medical & Urgent Care Center, Inc. states “having a healthy workforce is a win-win for both management and employees. Not only will

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WITH EMPLOYEES SPENDING THE MAJORITY OF THEIR WEEK AT WORK, IT JUST MAKES SENSE TO USE THE WORKPLACE AS A PLATFORM TO INTRODUCE HEALTHY INITIATIVES. employees improve their quality of life, but they will be more productive, more engaged, happier, and less absent at the office — all things which impact a company’s bottom line. With employees spending the majority of their week at work, it just makes sense to use the workplace as a platform to introduce healthy initiatives.” A successful workplace wellness program can also build an organization’s profile as a socially responsible employer of choice, improving its ability to attract new talent and retain existing talent.

“The Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce wants to serve as a healthy workplace resource to the Reston business community. Promoting health and wellness in the workplace will help improve your bottom line and create a healthy work culture. We know that some businesses may not be in a position to implement a comprehensive wellness program. The Reston Chamber will serve as a place where businesses can learn small steps to promote wellness,” notes Mark S. Ingrao, CCP, CAE President & CEO, Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce. Currently the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce is asking for the Reston business community, especially HR representatives and solopreneurs, to take our online survey by visiting http://ow.ly/UrmH2. The Reston Chamber will use the survey information to develop a baseline of how businesses are currently promoting healthy lifestyles among their employees. For more information on how you can get involved in the Healthy Workplace Initiative please contact Alicia Liddle, Membership Services Manager at the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce at aliciaL@restonchamber.org or call 703-707-9045. Latraniecesa Wilson is the Communications Manager at Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce.


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Stay Staywithin in S Reston BY JESSICA BIGGER  PHOTOGRAPHY BY JIM KIRBY, MARK MAJOROS AND SEAN BAHRAMI

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s you ring in the new year, reminiscing about the great parties spent with family and friends over the winter holidays, and the exorbitant amount of food consumed something stops you in your tracks. All of a sudden your pants feel tight. As you step off the scale you shriek, “Ahhhh, I’ve gained 15 lbs! I need to lose those extra pounds and fast!” This declaration becomes your New Year’s resolution. So where do you start? There are plenty of options to trim down that waistline and stay fit during the cold winter months and an unlimited number as the weather begins to warm up in Reston. Besides shedding those unwanted pounds, there are many benefits to regular exercise. The Mayo Clinic has listed them on its website www. mayoclinic.org. Exercise can help you maintain your weight, reduce many health conditions, like high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes II, etc., and make you a relaxed and happier person. After a good workout, you’ll notice that you have a lot more energy, and can fall asleep faster and more peacefully. Finally, it’s a great way to connect with family and friends, and anyway, you are more likely to stick with that fitness program when you have a support system by your side. Mayo Clinic dives a bit deeper into why exercise is so important. It increases your good cholesterol, and reduces the bad cholesterol that can lead to high blood pressure and heart problems. Physical activity stimulates several of your brain chemicals which

DURING THE SPRING, SUMMER, AND FALL MONTHS, RA’S PARKS OFFER A PLETHORA OF OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE SPORTS ENTHUSIAST. improves your mood and makes you feel relaxed after a good workout. You feel energized after exercising because there is more oxygen flowing through your body making your tissues work more efficiently, especially your heart and lungs. For those willing to brave the cold weather, Reston Association (RA) boasts 55 miles of paved pathways and trails to run, walk, or explore, that can be utilize all year round. As long as there is no snow on the ground, biking can also be a great form of exercise and a healthy way to get around town. Dressing appropriately for the weather will go a long way, too. Want a change of scenery? Take a short detour through Walker Nature Center’s property on the way to Lake Audubon. They have a decent network of trails to enjoy. You never know, you might find something interesting on your way to the lake. During the spring, summer, and fall months, RA’s parks offer a plethora of opportunities for the sports enthusiast. Hit a few balls over the net at one of RA’s many tennis courts, shoot some hoops at one of the basketball courts, or grab some friends to play a few rounds of volleyball

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at North Shore park. Love meeting your buddies for a game of soccer? RA has a field for that, or maybe six. You can also head over to one of the baseball or softball fields to play a few innings. Visit www.reston.org for field and court locations. A few weeks before Memorial Day, Reston Association opens its two heated pools, North Shore and Ridge Heights. On Memorial Day all 15 pools open to the public. Those who swim to stay in shape can drop in at a couple of pools during the early hours of the morning to get a few laps in. To accommodate lap swimmers outside of working hours, Thoreau Pool offers morning exercise hours from 6:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. everyday of the week, and North Shore opens for lap swim from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. every day and stays open in the evening from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. All 15 pools are closed once a week to the public, but they are open for lap swimming all day. You can check the pool schedule in the next issue for pool closings and open swim times. If a lane isn’t available you can ask one of the lifeguards to open up more lanes during lap swim hours. Swimming is a fabulous cardio workout where you can work every muscle in your body with less risk of injuring yourself. You do have to be careful, however; swimmers can injure themselves if they swim incorrectly. There are plenty of reputable videos, like Speedo, on the internet

to watch proper stroke and kick techniques to prevent injury. The best way to ensure correct technique is to take a few lessons or classes, which RA offers to young and adult residents. Swimming classes start at the age of six months and go all the way up to adults. Private and semi-private lessons are also available. For a less intense water class, you can sign up for one of four different water aerobics classes offered during the summer. The minimum age to participate is thirteen. If your child is an advanced swimmer, he or she can join a swim team. RA partners with Reston Swim Team Association (RSTA) to provide nine swim teams that train and compete at several of RA’s pools. The ages range from as young as six years old all the way up to 18 years of age. There are a number of advantages to joining a swim team. “There are major benefits for the parents. It’s one of the few sports where the whole family can participate on a swim team,” said Bradley Wilson, RA Aquatics Coordinator. The health benefits are incredible. “You get a good 40 minutes of cardio, which is awesome.” There are also social and emotional benefits. “They get to have that team camaraderie at the beginning. As they get older they can advance to becoming a swim coach themselves. So they get a sense of how organizations work early on.” Interested in taking tennis classes or lessons to improve your swing?

RA offers several for beginner, intermediate, and advanced players. Each class is divided into two to three levels depending on age group and ability. Classes start for children as young as three years old and go all the way up to adults. RA tennis instructors, many of them PTA certified, also offer private lessons for those wanting one-on-one attention. RA’s youth tennis classes incorporate other exercises along with learning the basic techniques. “Most kids that come to us don’t even know what a racket is, and many of them do not exercise enough. The USDA recommends children run around every day, so we incorporate 15 minutes of each tennis class to running laps, participating in obstacle courses and relay races,” said Juan Figueroa, one of RA’s PTA certified tennis instructors. “At the beginning it’s tough for kids and most of the little ones are shy coming in, but afterwards they get the hang of it. Parents say they’re kids are excited about coming to tennis class. Hearing that makes me look forward to coming back to [teach] tennis.” Tennis is one of those sports where you can get a great cardio workout in a short amount of time. You can burn up to 600 calories per hour and you are using every muscle in your body. “It’s great for cardio work and once you get the right technique, you want to play more and more,” said Figueroa. “Tennis is a sport you can play from when

you are young till you are 75 years old. You can play for life. One of our older tennis students has really improved her skills. She now gets a rush after playing and wants to play all the time.” The great benefit? This student lost a significant amount of weight just by playing two to three times a week, for just two to three hours a day. RA also has some fun alternative outlets for exercise. You can rent a boat at Lake Anne — paddleboat, rowboat, canoe, or kayak, and the cost is minimal. An avid gardener? Sign up for one of RA’s four garden plots located at Golf Course Island, Lake Anne, or Hunters Woods I or II. Yes, gardening is a great way to stay in shape. So whether it’s cold outside or sweltering, there are plenty of recreational options that RA has to offer that can help you get into shape and stay that way. If you haven’t taken advantage of all of RA’s benefits, you should. For detailed information about RA’s trail system, parks, or its aquatics and tennis programs, visit RA’s website at www.reston. org. Now go get out there and build some muscle. Jessica Bigger is a freelance writer who lives in Reston.

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MEMBER SERVICES

Welcome to Reston

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

Frequently Asked Questions I just moved to Reston. How do I find out more about what RA and the community offers its residents? Join us for RA’s Open House on March 31 at the RA Conference Center from 6:30-8:30 p.m. This free event is open to new and not-sonew members to RA. See the next page for details. Does the association offer tennis lessons? Yes. RA is fortunate to have a great team of instructors who are dedicated to the sport. We offer group and individual tennis lessons in the spring, summer, and early fall months for all ages starting as young as 3 years old. Flip to the tennis section of this magazine for more details or go to our website and search the keywords “tennis programs.” Whom do I talk to about snow removal? RA removes snow from pathways and sidewalks owned by RA; however, sidewalks along state roads are owned by the state. For information about pathway plowing, contact RA’s Central Services Facility at 703-4377658. State roads are maintained by the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT). For information on plowing or to report roads that have been missed, call the helpline at 1-800-FOR-ROAD (800-367-7623).

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I’m thinking of making some changes to my home. How can I find out about local contractors and what changes are permitted? Come to the RA Home and Garden Expo on Saturday, April 30 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Meet with contractors (landscapers, roofers, interior designers, arborists and more) and RA Covenants Advisors who will be on hand to offer advice on improving your home and garden. You can also attend seminars on a variety of homeowner related topics. This is a free event. For more information and to RSVP, email covenantsworkshops@reston.org. I need community service hours for school. Does RA offer any volunteer opportunities? Yes. You may be able to complete up to eight hours of community service by working one of our special events, such as festivals, Habitat Heroes, and watershed cleanups, to name a few. To volunteer or learn more about how you can get involved, contact Ha Brock at habrock@reston.org or by phone at 703-435-7986. Also, see the Get Involved section in this magazine for upcoming opportunities. How much do pool and tennis passes cost for RA members and when do they go on sale? Passes area available to purchase now. For a detailed list of membership options see pages 38-39.

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When do the first pools open? The first two pools (North Shore and Ridge Heights) are scheduled to open on Saturday, May 14. The remaining 13 pools are scheduled to open on Saturday, May 28 just in time for Memorial Day weekend. For a pool schedule, please go to our website’s Aquatics page. Do you offer children’s parties at any of your facilities? Yes. Our Parks and Recreation department offers party packages at our pools (see page 51) and at the Walker Nature Center (see page 77). For more information, contact the department directly. For information on hosting your own birthday party at one of our community buildings, contact Member Services. Is it too early to reserve a picnic pavilion for an outdoor family gathering? No, it’s not too early. RA offers six picnic pavilions for private parties, weddings, group and corporate gatherings, and family events (go to page 118 or the picnic pavilions page of the website). The Walker Nature Center also offers a picnic pavilion and a campfire ring for outdoor gatherings (page 73). For details and reservations, email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689 and press 3. Are nature programs offered through Reston Association? Yes. RA offers a year-round variety of nature programs for all ages, from our Babes in the Woods programs for toddlers to our classes for seniors. The Walker Nature Center also hosts a number of special events, including a spring festival and evening campfire programs, to name a few. More details can be found in the Nature section beginning on page 72.

RESTON ASSOCIATION

12001 Sunrise Valley Drive Reston, VA 20191

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

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

What kinds of events does RA offer for its 55+ members? We offer monthly movies for seniors, CPR classes, jigsaw puzzle events, an appraisal roadshow, trips to local places of interests and more. Email Ashleigh@reston.org to be notified about upcoming events via email. For a calendar of events, go to our website and search “calendar” or check out the Events section beginning on page 86. Does RA offer any youth programs or activities during spring break? Yes, we have several activities for kids. We offer a full day Spring Break Camp for children ages 6-12 from March 21-25 & 28. To register your child, go to the RA Marketplace section of the website and see page 70 for more details. The Walker Nature Center is hosting a Spring Beauties program for all ages on March 23. See page 74 for more details. We will also celebrate Reston’s Arbor Day on March 28 (rain or shine) at various locations around Reston. Volunteers of all ages are needed from 9:30 a.m. till 12 p.m. Contact Ha Brock at ha@ reston.org or 703-435-7986 to participate.


Reston Association’s

2016 Open House FOR NEW MEMBERS AND LONG TIME RESIDENTS

Thursday, March 31 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Reston Association 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive Join us to learn about Reston Association (RA) and the many services, amenities and programs it provides for you. • Talk with RA Parks and Recreation staff about programs in Aquatics, Camps, Environmental Education, and Tennis

• Explore how you can get involved in Reston, serve on the RA Board or one of our many committees and give back to the community

• Learn about the 100+ events we offer for all ages • Purchase your 2016 Pool & Tennis passes, meet the Member Services team, and learn how to navigate RA’s website so you can access important association and community resources

• Meet with your Covenants Advisor and learn about the services they provide property owners • Meet local elected officials and community organization representatives

Light refreshments will be available and door prizes will be awarded. Please RSVP to member_services@reston.org or call 703-435-6530.

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Top 3 Reasons to Update Your Account 1

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UPDATING YOUR ACCOUNT

Please take a moment to update your online profile so we can contact you about upcoming classes, registration dates, and notify you directly if there’s a change to a program for which you are registered. To edit your account, please follow these simple steps: 1. Go to www.reston.org.

You can pay your 2016 Assessment online and get a 20% discount on Pool & Tennis passes when you purchase them online as well by April 15. For more information, go to the Assessments & Fees section of the RA website.

2. Click on ‘login’ in the top right corner of the screen.

Camp registration is just around the corner. Registration for RA members begins Monday, January 25, 2016. Make sure your household information is up to date.

5. Within your profile, you can add household members, edit phone numbers, and edit email addresses. In order to edit a birthdate, please contact our Member Services department. Many of our programs and classes are only available to individuals within a certain age bracket, so this must be filled in correctly in order to register.

Don’t wait in line. Buy online. It’s not too early to start thinking about going to the pools this summer. The first two pools are scheduled to open May 14 and you can purchase pool and tennis passes now.

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3. Enter your username and password. If you forgot either one, click the appropriate link to have it sent to you via email. 4. Once logged in, click on "My Account" in the upper right hand corner of the web page, then, click on the "My Profile" link in the right menu.

If you have questions about your account or need any further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Member Services via email at member_services@reston.org or by phone at 703-435-6530. We look forward to serving you.


Reston Association

Conference Center

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

HOLD YOUR NEXT MEETING CLOSE TO HOME Ideal for ƒƒ ƒƒ ƒƒ ƒƒ

Corporate events Community meetings Workshops and conferences Training programs

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70” LCD TV with laptop projection capability Wireless connectivity in each room Ceiling-mounted projectors and projection screens Wireless microphone capability in tabletop, handheld, or clip-on/lavaliere-style Teleconferencing capability

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Flexible room layouts Monday-Sunday, 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Presentation supplies, including flip charts, whiteboards, markers, podiums and easels Free parking On-site support staff Buffet serving area in rooms

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antry with microwave, coffee maker and refrigerator P Audio-visual equipment Wireless microphones Outside catering

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

Visit www.reston.org and search keywords "conference rooms."

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POOL & TENNIS PASSES FOR RA MEMBERS POOL & TENNIS PASS

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

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

Tennis Key Tag $3

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

MEMBER SERVICES

12001 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20191-3404 Email: member_services@reston.org Phone: 703-435-6530

HOURS OF OPERATION

Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.- 5 p.m.

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

$40

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

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

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

Save Time and Money

Pay your annual assessment ONLINE (either the full amount or the first installment) by March 1, 2016 and purchase your 2016 Pool & Tennis passes ONLINE by April 15, 2016 to receive a 20 percent discount on your passes. PASS DISCOUNTED PRICE

Adult (18 and older) $22.40 Children $8

Buying Your Pass ONLINE PURCHASE ƒƒ Go to www.reston.org and navigate to RA Marketplace. ƒƒ Order online by May 6 to receive your passes in time for Memorial Day.

WALK-IN PURCHASE AT MEMBER SERVICES ƒƒ All members must be in good standing and provide proof of owning or renting a Reston Association property.

Free shipping or office pick-up for all online orders. Passes will be availble within seven business days. Some purchasing restrictions may apply. For more details, visit our website and search keyword “passes.” All pool and tennis passes are non-refundable.

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Come Play in Reston!

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

15 POOLS Reston Aquatics is proud to

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

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

EARLY BIRD Buy your passes on or before April 15 for a $50 discount on ‘Pool & Tennis’ options or a $20 discount on ‘Tennis Only’ options.

PASS OPTIONS

TENNIS ONLY

POOL & TENNIS

DESCRIPTION

Individual Pass

$260

$370

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

Family Pass

$360

$530

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

GUEST OPTIONS

TENNIS ONLY

POOL & TENNIS

One-day Admission

$10

$10 Adult $5 Child

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

Five-punch Admission

$40

$40 Adult $20 Child

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

Season-long

$50

$50

Admits one guest per entry. Address on card holder and seasonlong guest passes must match.

DESCRIPTION

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

$50

Family

$100

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

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AQUATICS

Group Swim Lessons 01

Group Lesson Registration

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

Register online at www.reston.org or in person at our Member Services desk, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive. Please review the level descriptions and course schedule on pages 44-45 to determine what is right for you and your child. ƒƒ Participants must be the required age by the first day of class. ƒƒ Students may need to repeat the last level taken in the previous summer. ƒƒ Please plan ahead and have alternate choices in mind as availability is limited. ƒƒ If unsure what level to select please join us on Water Safety Day – details on page 41. Group Lesson Fee: $70 $85 'And Me' Lesson Fee (per four lessons):

$35

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$42.50

Would You Prefer More Personalized Instruction? 02

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

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Questions? Contact our Swim Lesson Coordinator at 703435-6520 or swim@reston.org.

HOW TO REGISTER

STEP 1: Select and contact an RA Swim Instructor or join our waitlist. STEP 2 : Upon being paired with an instructor, visit our Member Services desk where you must register in person for your first purchase. Additional lesson registrations can be done over the phone through the Swim Lesson Coordinator. STEP 3: Customize your schedule and location. Private: $99 $114 Semi-Private: $80 $100 PRICES ARE LISTED FOR BOTH

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

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Water Safety Day Join us for Water Safety Day to learn about how to keep children, and adults, safe in and around water.

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

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

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

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

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AQUATICS

Group Swim Lesson Level Descriptions Reston Association offers five 2-week sessions. Each session is held Monday through Thursday for two consecutive weeks. There are no classes scheduled on Fridays unless a make-up lesson is scheduled by the instructor due to inclement weather. Parents registering for ‘Baby and Me’ or ‘Toddler and Me’ classes may opt to purchase all eight lessons or to purchase four lessons and attend any four lessons within the two-week session. All group lessons are 35 minutes in length, except Youth Swimming 4-6, which are 40 minutes.

Baby and Me

Ages: 6-18 months, parental involvement

Instructor helps parent and child to become comfortable in the water by emphasizing fun in the water.

Toddler and Me

Ages: 18-36 months, parental involvement

Develops swimming readiness by teaching water entry, bubble blowing, front kicking, back floating, underwater exploration and basic water safety skills.

Pre-Schooler and Me Ages: 3-5 years, parental involvement

Child will learn Youth Swimming 1 skills. Perfect for a reluctant learner who has difficulty separating from a parent.

Youth Swimming 1:

All skills are completed with assistance and support. ƒƒ Safely enter and exit water ƒƒ Blowing bubbles three seconds with mouth and nose submerged ƒƒ Submerging face two times in a row ƒƒ Flutter kick on front and back: two body lengths ƒƒ Front and back floats 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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Youth Swimming 2:

Students are encouraged to perform the skills independently by the end of the class. ƒƒ Enter and exit water safely ƒƒ Jump in to chest-deep water ƒƒ Submerge face/head, recover object from bottom — two times ƒƒ Bob five times with rhythmic bubble blowing ƒƒ Submerge face in water at least three seconds while blowing bubbles with nose and mouth ƒƒ Kick on front and back, with support (three-five body lengths) ƒƒ Front and back floats with head in proper position and ability to stay floating w/o support ƒƒ Front and back glides: two body lengths with recovery ƒƒ Roll from front to back and back to front without support ƒƒ Change direction while swimming on back and front ƒƒ Front crawl: three-five body lengths ƒƒ Swim on back, three-five body lengths (any type of arm action with flutter kick) ƒƒ Elementary backstroke arms or finning three body lengths ƒƒ Introduce back crawl arms, supported/guided by instructor ƒƒ 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

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Bobbing while moving towards safety, in chestdeep water Retrieve multiple objects underwater in chest-deep water Introduction to underwater skills Push off in a streamlined position on front and back, then begin flutter kicking, 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 ƒƒ Dolphin kick, 15 yards (emphasis on keeping legs together) ƒƒ Front crawl bilateral breathing drills ƒƒ 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

Youth Swimming 6:

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


Why not join Reston Aquatics for participation in the World’s Largest Swim Lesson to break a world record?

SAVE THE DATE, Friday, June 24, 2016 and look for the details in our second quarter edition. Come join us to help break a world record this summer! All ages and abilities are welcome. Drowning is the second leading cause of accidental death in children ages 1-14. Research shows that if a child doesn't learn to swim before the third grade, they likely never will. The World's Largest Swimming Lesson is a promotional event designed to build awareness and generate local and national press attention about the vital importance of teaching kids to swim to help prevent drowning. For more info contact willa@reston.org or 703-435-6532.

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

Toddler* and Me

18 - 36 months

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

Age: 3-5

Age: 6-12

Age: 3-5

Age: 6-12

Age: 3-5

Age: 6-12

Age: 5-12

Age: 6-12

10:15 AM 11 AM

10:15 AM

Adult Beginner

JUNE 6 -17 MONDAY-THURSDAY FOR TWO WEEKS

11:45 AM

RIDGE HEIGHTS

10:15 AM 11 AM 12:30 PM

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

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

11 AM*

LAKE NEWPORT

10:15 AM

11 AM

10:15 AM

10:15 AM 11 AM

NORTH HILLS

10:15 AM

RIDGE HEIGHTS

11 AM

9:30 AM

7 PM

GOLF COURSE ISLAND

6:15 PM 6:15 PM*

LAKE AUDUBON

10:15 AM

11 AM

10:15 AM

7 PM

GLADE

10:15 AM

10:15 AM

7 PM

AUTUMNWOOD

11 AM

11 AM

7:45 PM

7:45PM 7 PM Adult Beg. 7 PM

7 PM 7:45 PM

7 PM

7 PM

7:45 PM

7 PM

UPLANDS

7 PM 7 PM

JULY 11- 22 MONDAY-THURSDAY FOR TWO WEEKS

11 AM

HUNTERS WOODS LAKE NEWPORT

11 AM*

NORTH HILLS

10:15 AM

11 AM

9:30 AM 10:15 AM

10:15 AM 10:15 AM

RIDGE HEIGHTS

7 PM

AUTUMNWOOD

LAKE AUDUBON

GENERAL INFORMATION

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11 AM

11AM

10:15 AM

11 AM

7 PM

7 PM 7 PM

UPLANDS

11 AM

7 PM 7 PM

6:15 PM*

10:15 AM

7 PM

GOLF COURSE ISLAND

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10:15 AM

7 PM

GLADE

• • •

11 AM

10:15 AM

10:15 AM

7:45 PM

Adult Beg. 7:45 PM

7 PM

YS 6 7 PM

7 PM

Participants must be the required age by the first day of the lesson. * 'Baby and Me' and 'Toddler and Me' classes are available as four lessons or eight lessons. See level descriptions on page 42. Group swim lessons are non-refundable except for medical reasons or family emergencies. A doctor's note may be required and a 10% processing fee will be applied. Any class canceled by Reston Association will result in a full refund. Private swim lesson refunds will be given for any pending sessions that are reported to the Swim Lesson Coordinator before Oct 1. RESTON | LIVE, WORK, PLAY AND GET INVOLVED™


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

Toddler* and Me

18 - 36 months

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

Age: 3-5

Age: 6-12

Age: 3-5

Age: 6-12

Age: 3-5

Age: 6-12

Age: 5-12

Age: 6-12

Adult Beginner

JULY 25-AUGUST 5 MONDAY-THURSDAY FOR TWO WEEKS

11 AM

HUNTERS WOODS

10:15 AM 11 AM

LAKE NEWPORT

10:15 AM*

NORTH HILLS

10:15 AM

11 AM

9:30 AM

10:15 AM 11 AM

11 AM

10:15 AM

10:15 AM

11 AM

7 PM

7:45 PM

7 PM

6:15 PM

9:30 AM

9:30 AM 11 AM

6:15 PM

7 PM

10:15 AM 11 AM

RIDGE HEIGHTS

7 PM

AUTUMNWOOD

10:15 AM

10:15 AM

7 PM 7 PM

DOGWOOD GOLF COURSE ISLAND

7 PM 7 PM

7:45 PM 7 PM

LAKE AUDUBON

7 PM

7 PM

UPLANDS

7 PM

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

11 AM*

LAKE AUDUBON

10:15 AM

11 AM

9:30 AM

7 PM

6:15 PM 7 PM

7 PM

10:15 AM

YS 6 10:15 AM

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

7 PM

NEWBRIDGE

6:15 PM

6:15 PM

7 PM

6:15 PM

7 PM

JUNE 28-JULY 21 TUESDAY & THURSDAY FOR FOUR WEEKS

6:15 PM

TALL OAKS

7 PM

6:15 PM

7 PM

JULY 25-AUGUST 17 MONDAY & WEDNESDAY FOR FOUR WEEKS

6:15 PM

NEWBRIDGE

7 PM

JULY 26-AUGUST 18 TUESDAY & THURSDAY FOR FOUR WEEKS

6:15 PM

TALL OAKS

6:15 PM

7 PM

Adult Beg. 7 PM

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

Register online at www.reston.org or in person at our Member Services desk, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive. Group Lesson Fee: $70 $85 'And Me' Lesson Fee (per four lessons):

$35

$42.50

If unsure what level to select please review the Level Description on page 42 or join us on Water Safety Day – details on page 41.

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Lifeguard Training

Reston Association is proud to be a Licensed Training Provider of American Red Cross Health and Safety programs including Lifeguarding, CPR/AED, and First Aid. Individuals who obtain American Red Cross certification in Lifeguarding are eligible to apply with Reston Association as well as any other agency or business that honors the American Red Cross certification. NOTE: This class will not qualify you to work at the ‘WaterMine’ or any Fairfax County Park Authority facility. Registration for all Lifeguard Training Certification opens Monday, April 4 in-person or online at www.reston.org. Minimum of six students required per class. Schedule: Class schedules will be available online at the address above by Mid-March. Attendance at all sessions is required. Location: Reston Association headquarters, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive and various Reston pools.

Junior Lifeguard 01

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 67.

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Lifeguard Certification

(In-person only) Prerequisites: ƒƒ 300 yard continuous swim ƒƒ Two minute tread without hands ƒƒ Timed retrieval of 10 pound brick from 10+ foot deep water *If a student is unable to complete the prerequisites on the first day he/she will have the option of moving to another course or taking a full refund. Certifications earned: Lifeguarding, First Aid, and CPR/ AED for Lifeguards (all valid two years) $175

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$225

03

Lifeguard Certification

(Blended Learning) Prerequisites: ƒƒ 300 yard continuous swim ƒƒ Two minute tread without hands ƒƒ Timed retrieval of 10 pound brick from 10+ foot deep water *If a student is unable to complete the prerequisites on the first day he/she will have the option of moving to another course or taking a full refund. Certifications earned: Lifeguarding, First Aid, and CPR/ AED for Lifeguards (all valid two years) $175

02

$225

Lifeguard Recertification

(In person only) Pre-requisites: Unexpired certification from the American Red Cross in Lifeguarding Certifications earned: Lifeguarding, First Aid, and CPR/ AED for Lifeguards (all valid two years) $90

$120

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

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NOW HIRING

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

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

Submit your application now at https://careers.reston.org. PRICES ARE LISTED FOR BOTH

RA MEMBERS AND

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

Photos by Mark Majoros

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Health and Wellness 01

Training for a triathlon? Want to take your aerobics moves to the water? A full schedule of our Health and Wellness offerings will be available in the next quarter of Reston magazine and online at www.reston.org by late March.

Unlimited Fitness Pass

Allows holder to attend as many Water Aerobics or Fitness classes as desired. Unlimited Fitness passes are on sale now. $150, ($75 for 55+)

$225, ($180 for 55+)

Single Class

Class participants without an Unlimited Fitness pass can still pay a Single Class fee in cash at each class. $10, ($5 for 55+)

$15, ($12 for 55+)

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Just Keep Swimming 02

Reston Swim Team Association (RSTA)

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

Registration opens: March 1 for returning Summer League families March 15 for Winter Swim families April 12 for new families*

*New swimmer evaluations are required for all new swimmers under age 11. For more information and details on new swimmer evaluations, please see www.rsta.org or email registrar@rsta.org.

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Reston Masters Swim Team (RMST)

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Year-round adult swim program with expert coaching in technique and conditioning for fitness, triathlon and competitive swimmers. All indoor practice held at the Reston Community Center. All ages and abilities welcome. Tuesday/Thursday, Jan. 5-May 26, 8-9:30 p.m. Saturdays, Jan. 9-May 28, 6:50-8:50 a.m. Sundays, Jan. 10-May 29, 7-8 p.m. Exact dates may vary.

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

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

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

REGISTER NOW TO SAVE

Prices increase Feb.1. www.restonrelaytri.org

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AQUATICS POOL SCHEDULE COMING SOON The full pool schedule will be published in the next quarter of Reston magazine and be available online. North Shore and Ridge Heights heated pools will open in midMay with all other facilities opening over Memorial Day weekend.

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

Glade

703-476-5732 11550 Glade Drive

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

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

Autumnwood

Golf Course Island

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

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

703-467-0903 11950 Walnut Branch Road

Dogwood

703-476-5717 2460 Green Range Road

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

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703-435-8397 11301 Links Drive

Hunterswoods

703-391-2187 2501 Reston Parkway

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

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Lake Audubon

North Hills

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

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

703-860-3080 2070 Twin Branches Road

Lake Newport

703-467-0694 11601 Lake Newport Road

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

Lake Thoreau

703-860-0640 2040 Upper Lakes Drive

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

Newbridge

703-476-1301 11768 Golf Course Square

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

703-435-6769 1325 North Village Road

North Shore

703-689-4091 11515 North Shore Drive

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


Ridge Heights

703-476-7084 11400 Ridge Heights Road

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

PRIVATE

POOL PARTY

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.

All RA pools are available for private rental by members and non-members during closed hours. Fees vary by pool and number of guests; $105-$260/hour. Complete an agreement and pay in full by May 1 for a 10% discount.

Tall Oaks

703-435-1072 12025 North Shore Drive

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

Uplands

703-435-2586 11032 Ring Road

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

Contact aquaticsinfo@reston.org or 703-435-7995 with questions. Get more information from our Fact Sheet online at www.reston.org.

Children's Party Package

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

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D.E.A.P. Reston Association and

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

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Underwater Exploration Reston Association strives to

bring you a full complement of aquatics programs including those that take place on the floor of the pool. Through partnership with local SCUBA dive business we will offer both certification courses and youth Seal Team Camp.

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Need a hobby that will take you to new depths?

SCUBA certification may be the

Adult Water Safety thing for you. Deep Blue Scuba Presentation also offers certification classes A free, 90-minute, presentation offered to rotary clubs, PTAs, home school networks, church groups, and other civic organizations; focuses on importance of water safety.

Longfellow’s WHALE Tales

(ages 5-12 – in similar age groups) A free, 1-hour, interactive classroom water safety presentation offered to scout groups, day care centers, elementary schools, and other youth-service organizations.

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for adults ages 13 and up right here in Reston. Participants can complete the full certification in Northern Virginia after a second weekend at an off-site open water location or take the first weekend component in Reston and then complete the open water evaluation in the exotic locale of their choice. Dates, times, location and fee information for our SCUBA programs will be available in the next quarter of Reston magazine and on the RA website by late April.

Book a group class or learn more about the DEAP program.

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Reston Community Center (RCC) 703-476-4500 Reston Association (RA) 703-435-6532

Reston Association Aquatics staff would like to thank the following businesses for the goods, services, time and effort they are donating to our 2015 aquatic season. Dr. Stephan Tisseront

Jerry’s Subs and Pizza

Dominion Pawn and Jewelry

Atrium Environmental Health

www.tisserontorthodontics.com 703-773-1200

www.jerrysusa.com 703-707-0036

www.dominionpawn.com 703-365-7999

www.atriumehs.com 703-689-9482

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

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

PRICES ARE LISTED FOR BOTH

RA MEMBERS AND

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

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CAMPS & YOUTH DEVELOPMENT

THERE’S NOTHING LIKE RA SUMMER CAMPS

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

FRIENDSHIP

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

LEARNING

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

FUN

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

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REGISTRATION AS EASY AS 1, 2, 3 1 CHOOSE A CAMP NATURE TOTS (AGES 3-5) P. 56 BRICKS 4 KIDZ (AGES 4-13) P.57 JUNIOR DAY CAMP (AGES 5-7) P.58 CAMP ON WHEELS (AGES 5-13) P.59

AGE

RSA SOCCER CAMP (AGES 5-14) P.60 SPORTSTERS (AGES 6-9) P.61 WALKER’S RANGERS (AGES 6-9) P.62 TRIATHLON CAMP (AGES 6-17) P.63

SESSION 1 1A 1B

DAY CAMP (AGES 7-11) P.64 WILDERNESS CAMP(AGES 11-16) P.68 SCIENCE CAMP (AGES 8-12) P.65 CIT (AGES 14-16) P.69 TEEN CAMP (AGES 11-14) P.66 SPRING BREAK CAMP(AGES 11-16) P.70 JUNIOR LIFEGUARD (AGES 11-14) P.67

2 PICK A DATE

SESSION 2 2A 2B

SESSION 3 3A 3B

SESSION 4 4A 4B

SESSION 5

SESSION 6

8/22-8/26

8/29 -9/2

PRESCHOOL Nature Tots

3-5

Bricks 4 Kidz

4-6

6/27-7/1

7/4-7/8

7/25-7/29

(no camp 7/4)

8/1-8/5

7/11-7/15

8/8-8/12

VARIETY Jr. Day Camp

5-7

(no camp 7/4)

6/27-7/8

7/11-7/22

7/25-8/5

8/8-8/19

Day Camp

7-11

(no camp 7/4)

6/27-7/8

7/11-7/22

7/25-8/5

8/8-8/19

SPECIALTY 7/4-7/8

Bricks 4 Kidz

5-7

Walkers Rangers

6-9

Sportsters

6-9

Camp on Wheels

5-13

7/18-7/22

Bricks 4 Kidz

8-13

7/18-7/22

Science Camp

8-12

RSA - Soccer Camp

6-14

Triathlon Camp

6-17

7/25-7/29

(no camp 7/4)

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

(no camp 7/4)

6/27-7/8

(no camp 7/4)

7/18-7/22

7/11-7/22

7/11-7/22

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

7/5-7/7

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

7/25-8/5

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

8/15-8/19

8/8-8/12

7/11-7/15

7/25-7/29

8/1-8/5

TEEN Teen Camp

11-14

Wilderness Camp

11-16

Counselor-InTraining (CIT)

14-16

Junior Lifeguard

11-14

6/27-7/8

(no camp 7/4)

7/11-7/22 7/18-7/22

6/27-7/8

(no camp 7/4)

7/11-7/22

7/25-8/5

8/8-8/19

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

7/11-7/15

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

BREAK CAMP Spring Break Camp

4-12

3/21-3/28

3 REGISTER RA Member: Registration begins Jan. 25, at 8:30 a.m. Non-member: Registration begins Feb. 1, at 8:30 a.m. Online registration is available for members and non-members. Go to “Shop RA” at www.reston.org We offer transportation and extended care services. See page 71 for details. WWW.RESTON.ORG | JANUARY 2016

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

Campers will… ƒƒ

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Discover nature through hands-on activities, special guests and exploratory walks. Use their five senses to experience music, movement, crafts and special snacks. Learn social skills through group games and learning centers. Have fun with puppets, drama and other imaginary play.

Nature Story Time

Session 1A: June 27-July 1

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

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Terrific Textures

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

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

Space Explorers

Session 3A: July 25-29

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

Animal Olympics Session 3B: Aug. 1-5

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

RA MEMBERS AND

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

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BRICKS 4 KIDZ AGE 4-13 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Location: TBD $175/session $200/session Session 1B: $140 (prorated) Session 1B: $160 (prorated)

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

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

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

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

PRICES ARE LISTED FOR BOTH

Teenage Brick Turtles Camp (age 5-7)

NEW OFFERING

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Brought to you in partnership with bricks4Kidz.

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

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JUNIOR DAY CAMP AGE 5-7

Spiderman. Campers create capes and masks and dress as their favorite hero to reveal their own inner superpowers.

Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Brown’s Chapel, 1575 Brown’s Chapel Road Session 1: $355/session (prorated, no camp fee 7/4) Session 1: $400/session (prorated, no camp fee 7/4) Sessions 2-4: $395/session Sessions 2-4: $445/session

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a bug? Join us for a fun-filled session and find out about these extraordinary creatures. Is it just a leaf or is it a giant spider? Kids will learn all about the big world of creepy crawlies, beautiful butterflies, and so much more! Campers will get to enjoy this world through games, activities, songs, colorful crafts, and a few field trips.

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Superhero Academy

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

It’s a Bugs Life

Session 2: July 11-22

Space, The Final Fun-Tier Session 3: July 25-Aug. 5

Five…Four…Three…Two… One! Campers will learn about our awesome solar system through hands-on activities and crafts. The kids will dress the counselors up like aliens from a distant galaxy, and go on alien scavenger hunts, make their own spaceships, learn how stars twinkle, and make and eat moon rocks. You want to register for this “Final Fun-Tier” so you don’t get left on the moon!

Under the Big Top Session 4: Aug. 8-19

The circus is coming to camp, and we want to make you a star. Get ready to clown around with face painting, show us your superhuman strength, and try your luck with carnival games and wacky challenges. For animal enthusiasts, we'll learn about habitats/behaviors of exotic animals that live at the circus.

More powerful than a locomotive! Are you faster than a speeding bullet? These campers will be trained to use their superpowers to save camp from the villains as well as be a role model at home. Activities may include boating with Aquaman, playing tag with Flash Gordon, or spinning a web in the owl woods with

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CAMP ON WHEELS AGE 5-13

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

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

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

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

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

Skateboard Camp

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

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

Inline Skating

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

Learn How to Ride a Bike

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

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

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Bike Riding Camp

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

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

Brought to you in partnership with American Inline.

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

Full Day (age 9-14)

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

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

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

Camp Shirts: RA shirt not required.

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Monday-Friday Hunters Woods — Allred Park 2503 Reston Parkway

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

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

Extended Care: Available… See page 71 for details. Transportation: Available… See page 71 for details.

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

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Brought to you in partnership with Reston Soccer Association.

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Staff Ratio: One staff member for every 12 campers.

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

Half Day

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

Full Day

Session 1: $258/session (prorated, no camp fee 7/4) Sessions 1: $280/session Session 2-4: $275/session Sessions 2-4: $300/session Camp Shirts: $8/10 (Youth/ Adult), required daily. Extended Care: Available… See page 71 for details. Transportation: Available… See page 71 for details. Staff Ratio: One staff member for every 8 campers.

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NEW CAMP TIMES

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

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

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

Star Gazers

Session 2A: July 11-15

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

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Nature Art

Session 2B: July 18-22

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

Mystery Solvers

Session 4A: Aug. 8-12

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

Nature Superheroes Session 4B: Aug. 15-19

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

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TRIATHLON CAMP AGE 6-17 Mini Camp

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

Half Day Camp

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

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Practice basic swim, bike, and run skills, drills and techniques Learn about USA Triathlon rules and regulations for racing triathlon Become a USA Triathlon Annual Member Practice transition skills and techniques and compete in mock races Learn about safety as it pertains to daily workouts as well as races Enjoy a pizza party on the last day, celebrate your hard efforts all week

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

Brought to you in partnership with Tri Team Xcel.

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

Spy Kids: Mission Impossible

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

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

Shiver Me Timbers Session 2: July 11-22

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

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

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Cowboys and Aliens

Extended Care: Available… See page 71 for details. Transportation: Available… See page 71 for details.

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

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

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

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Session 3: July 25-Aug. 5

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

Anything Goes

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

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

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

Olympic Spirit

Session 4: Aug. 8-19

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

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Game Show Mania

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

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SCIENCE CAMP AGE 8-12 Monday-Friday, 8:45 a.m.-3:45 p.m. United States Geological Survey (USGS), 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive Session 1: $378/session (pro rate, no camp fee 7/4) Session 1: $423/session Session 2 & 3: $420/session Session 2 & 3: $470/session Camp Shirts: $8/10 (Youth/ Adult), required daily. Extended Care: Available… See page 71 for details. Transportation: Available… See page 71 for details. Staff Ratio: One staff member for every 6 campers.

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

Water Works

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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TEEN CAMP AGE 11-14 Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Glade Room, 11550 Glade Drive, second level Glade Pool Bathhouse Session 1: $410/session (pro rate, no camp fee 7/4) Session 1: $450/session Session 2-4: $455/session Session 2-4: $500/session Extended Care: Available… See page 71 for details. Transportation: Available… See page 71 for details.

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Mysteries, Magic and Riddles

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

How did they do that? Where are we? A mystery has arrived at camp, and we need your help to solve it. We will also dabble in the world of magic. Tweens will learn plenty of tricks to surprise and astound the family at the dinner table. The highlight of this session will be going to Medieval Times and enjoying a show.

Lights, Camera, Action! Session 2: July 11-22

Rock this session, Hollywood style! Join our TC Production Company. Be a producer, director, set/costume designer, or actor in our very own movie production at Glade Pool Studios. We will learn various media options in the world of entertainment. Cue the lights and roll the cameras — Teen Camp is on stage. The highlight of this session is taking a field trip to Kings Dominion.

Participate in sports, games, arts and crafts, nature exploration, swimming and boating. Go on field trips within and outside the Reston area. One extended trip will be taken once a session with a later arrival home. Be exposed to a variety of hobbies, interests, and cultural programs. Develop interpersonal skills through small group interactions and challenges. Be required to bring a lunch, beverage, and snack each day. Refrigeration and microwave facilities are not available to campers.

Fantasy World Adventures

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Session 3: July 25-Aug. 5

Based upon books like Harry Potter, the Hunger Games, Star Wars, the Hobbit, as well as entering the world of comic books from Marvel and DC. Take a potions class, build a star cruiser, save Reston from a dark enemy, become a tribute, or save middle earth! Your child's favorite books come to life over these two weeks of adventures during this session of camp. We will be taking our special field trip to Hershey Park.

Water Works

Session 4: Aug. 8-19

Beat the summer heat by cooling off this week with your friends. We will be working in water in a variety of ways, “creeking” in local streams, dabbling in the art world with water, and have a pool party with wacky wet hair contests. Take field trip to Massanutten Waterpark, and a few local parks. NON-MEMBERS. FOR MORE INFO ON PROGRAMS AND EVENTS, VISIT WWW. RESTON.ORG

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

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

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

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS

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

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

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

Outdoor Awareness Session 2B: July 18-22

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

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Survival Skills

Session 3A: July 25-29

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

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

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

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

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

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SPRING BREAK CAMP

Note to Campers: Have a daily afternoon snack provided by RA; however, lunch is not provided.

Half Day Session

Dates: March 21-25 (M-F) & 28 (M) (6 days)

Ages: 4-6 years old 9 a.m.-Noon, Brown’s Chapel, 1575 Brown’s Chapel Road Session 1A: $125 Session 1A: $150

Full Day Session

Ages: 6-12 years old 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Glade Room, 11550 Glade Drive, second level of Glade Pool Bathhouse Session 1B: $200 Session 1B: $225 Extended Care: Available… See page 71 for details. Transportation: Available… See page 71 for details. Camp Shirts: $10/shirt, required daily.

YOUTH FITNESS Spring is in the air so why not get your

child ready for the playground. This newer class offered through our youth programs area features exercise, fitness, and the opportunity to learn about healthy living for your little one and the whole family. Led by certified personal trainers as they instruct you and the children in interactive games to improve and develop hand-eye coordination, developing motor skills and coordination. PRICES ARE LISTED FOR BOTH

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Spring Jamboree!

Looking for somewhere special to keep your children busy during Spring Break, away from TV and video games? We will be celebrating a variety of events all week at camp by offering a variety of activities such as field trips, group games, music, drama, arts and crafts and many more reasons to celebrate springtime in Northern VA. The younger kids will be doing some outdoor hiking around Brown’s Chapel Park while the older kids will be helping clean up and start the process of getting the RA Camp garden plot ready to grow their plants and veggies for the summer heat. Both groups will be going on field trips to the bowling alley, Nature House, and a few other surprises we have in store. Don’t wait and reserve your spot as spaces are limited.

Fit Beginnings (ages 2-3)

Fit 4 Tots (ages 4-5)

Wednesday, 11-11:30 a.m. Brown’s Chapel, 1575 Brown’s Chapel Road Session 1: March 2-30 (no classes March 21 & 23) Session 2: April 6-27 $32 $36

Monday & Wednesday, 11:45-12:15 p.m. Brown’s Chapel, 1575 Brown’s Chapel Road Session 1: Feb. 29-March 30 (no classes March 21 & 23) Session 2: April 4-27 $64 $72

We ask that a parent or caregiver participate in this class as well.

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We encourage that a parent or caregiver participate in this class.

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2016 Camp Registration Payment & Refunds

CAMP CALENDAR

Jan. 25 Feb. 1 May 1 May 1 June 1

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Registration and related forms are available online at www.reston.org

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Minimum age requirements must be met by Sept. 30, 2016. Maximum age requirements must be met by the first day of each session.

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

Waiting List

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

Special Placement

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

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

Camp Shirts

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

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A $75 non-refundable deposit per camper per session is required at registration. Exception: Nature Tots and Walker’s Rangers deposit is $45. Deposits are credited toward the total cost of the program. Deposits may be transferred as a deposit to another RA Camps session within the same year. They may not be used toward a camp balance. Full payment for all sessions 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.

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

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

Extended Care

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

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

Transfer Policy

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

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Reston Reston is a community founded on the preservation and

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

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

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

Environmental Volunteers Habitat Heroes Help protect the trees and other native plants in our natural areas, see page 108. Reston’s Arbor Day Dig in to plant trees and shrubs on March 28, see page 110. Spring Festival Help out at this annual Nature Center event on May 7, see page 110. Garlic Mustard Challenge Help pull this invasive exotic plant from our woodlands, see page 111.

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

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

Storm Drain Marking Help mark storm drains that flow to local streams and the Chesapeake Bay, see page 112 .

Stream Monitors Help monitor local stream health by inventorying macroinvertebrates, see page 112 .

TUESDAY Closed

HOURS

MONDAY, WEDNESDAY – FRIDAY SATURDAY

9 a.m.-5 p.m. 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

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

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

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

Nature House Multipurpose Room

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

Nature Center Pavilion

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

Campfire Ring

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

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

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

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All Ages

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

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Creatures of the Chesapeake Bay

Sunday, January 24, 1:30-2:30 p.m. or 3-4 p.m.Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive. Reserve by January 21. $8/person $12/person

Reston is in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Join a marine biologist from Under the Sea to meet and touch live creatures native to the bay such as a horseshoe crab, a flounder and an American eel. Learn about bay ecology and how the way we treat water at home affects the water quality and wildlife found in the bay. Under the Sea specializes in lively, entertaining programs and has presented at the Smithsonian Discovery Theater and the National Theater.

DIY Bird Feeders

Sunday, February 21, 2-3 p.m. Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive. Reserve by February 18. $7/person $9/person

February is National Bird Feeding Month. Have you and your family enjoyed watching birds outside your windows this winter? This is the perfect opportunity to bring them home a tasty treat. Make a colorful and creative, biodegradable bird feeder that your avian neighbors will appreciate during these last weeks of winter.

Raptor Exploration

Saturday, February 27, 10:30 a.m.-Noon.Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive. Reserve by February 24. $6/person $9/ person

Meet a wildlife rehabilitator from the Raptor Conservancy and see some live raptors up close. Then go for a walk to see old raptor nest sites and learn where and PRICES ARE LISTED FOR BOTH

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what to look for as evidence of new nest activity.

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Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss

Sunday, March 6, 2-3:30 p.m. Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive. Reserve by March 1. $7/person $9/person

You would not, you could not, want to miss, a celebration as fun as this! Would you, could you, come and play? Dr. Seuss has been teaching valuable lessons for generations such as “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose." Steer your shoes to the Nature Center for a fun afternoon of crafts, food and birthday party fun in celebration of Dr. Seuss’ 112th birthday.

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Spring Beauties

Wednesday, March 23, 1:30-2:30 p.m.Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive. Reserve by March 18. $7/person $9/person

Before the leaves appear on the trees, wildflowers bloom to soak up the sun. Plant flower seeds that will bloom later in the year, go on a scavenger hunt, and find beautiful wildflowers tucked away in the spring woods.

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Amphibian Idol

Saturday, April 9, 10:30 a.m.Noon.Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive. Reserve by April 6. $5/person $7/person

Frogs and toads sing in the spring to attract mates, providing us with a memorable outdoor experience. Explore the pond and lake to see who is singing, and what life stages our amphibian friends are in. Nature programs may be cancelled in the event of severe weather, severe weather warnings, or low enrollment. Advance reservations are required for all fee-based programs. Call 703-476-9689 and press 5 or email naturecenter@reston.org. RA MEMBERS AND

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FREE EVENT ALL AGES WELCOME

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

Entertainment Live Animals Fishing Activities Craft Making for Kids Displays and Information from Environmental Groups Canoe and Kayak Rentals on Lake Audubon ($3) Native Plant Sale with Nature by Design Entertainment Sponsor: Reston Community Center

Volunteers Needed

Contact habrock@reston.org or call 703-435-7986. See www.reston.org for more event updates.

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Babes in the Woods

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

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Warm and Fuzzies

Monday, February 1 or Tuesday, February 2 10-11 a.m.Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive. Reserve by January 28. $7/child $9/child

Come snuggle in on a chilly morning and learn about the animals that have spent the winter hibernating in our woods. Read a story about our fuzzy friends and enjoy a snack of cookies and milk. Make a lovable craft to bring home with you. Nature programs may be cancelled in the event of severe weather, severe weather warnings, or low enrollment. Advance reservations are required for all fee-based programs. Call 703-476-9689 and press 5 or email naturecenter@reston.org.

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Dancing Wind

Monday, March 7 or Tuesday, March 8, 10-11 a.m.Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive. Reserve by March 3. $7/child $9/child

March is the windy month. Take a walk and feel the wind as it dances around you. Blow around like a gale and float like a breeze. Make a windsock so you can always tell which way the wind is blowing.

Color Your World

Monday, April 4 or Tuesday, April 5, 10-11 a.m.Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive. Reserve by March 30. $7/child $9/child

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Spring is the perfect time to hone your color identifying skills, and we can use nature’s wonders to help us. Discover the brilliant hues of animals in love, bright flowers attracting pollinators, and bold colors warning you of danger. Play a fun game and take home a colorful craft.

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Reston’s Official Bird: The Pileated Woodpecker

Prints by Dana Ann Scheurer Price: $125 at the Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive The original watercolor, commissioned by Friends of Reston, and created by the Reston artist, Dana Ann Scheurer, is part of the permanent collection at the Walker Nature Center. Exclusive limited edition iris giclee prints are available. Scheurer’s works are highly recognizable. They include a mural of Reston’s founder, Robert E. Simon, located at the Reston Town Center. NOW AVAILABLE

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All proceeds from the sales of the prints benefit Friends of Reston, dedicated to helping Reston Association bring charitable, scientific and educational projects to the community. Visit its website at www.friendsofreston.org.

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

Nature Detectives Ages 3-7

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

Dinosaurs Ages 3-9

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

Nature Crafts Ages 3-12

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

Campfire Fun Ages 7-12

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

How to Book • • • •

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

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

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

Lovely Nature

Wednesday, February 10, 10-11 a.m. or 1:30-2:30 p.m. Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive. Reserve by February 5. $7/child $9/child

Come celebrate the love with fun themed games, crafts and stories. Take home a Valentine for a special friend or animal.

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Oobleck-alypse

Wednesday, March 16, 10-11 a.m. or 1:30-2:30 p.m. Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive. Reserve by March 11. $7/child $9/child

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Making the Connection: Animal Yoga

Tuesday, April 12, 10-11 a.m. or 1:30-2:30 p.m.Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive. Reserve by April 7. $7/child $9/child

Build and strengthen animal connections with your child. Enjoy a morning specially designed for the two of you to reap the benefits of yoga while learning about wildlife. By embodying our animal friends, we can stretch our bodies and have fun building connections between ourselves and our animal neighbors.

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

Have you ever wished that something other than rain, snow, sunshine or fog would fall from the sky? So did King Derwin from Dr. Suess’ book Bartholomew and the Oobleck. Follow the king and the wise page boy on a Seussian adventure, and learn that sometimes the simplest words can solve the biggest problems. Learn some real life lessons and make your own oobleck goo to take home.

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Parents' Night Out

AGES 5-12

Parents, get a head start on your Valentine's Day celebration while your children have a fun-filled night at the Nature Center. Kids: Play nature games and go on a night hike Friday, February 12 (weather permitting). Design a special clay Valentine 7-9:30 p.m. and make a red treat. Finish the night watching Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive. classic cartoons, starring our favorite animal Reserve by February 9. $15/child $20/child characters. Drop-off begins at 6:45 p.m. PRICES ARE LISTED FOR BOTH

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Reston’s Arbor Day

Monday, March 28, 9:30 a.m.-Noon (rain or shine) Locations: TBD

Reston is a Tree City USA as certified by the National Arbor Day Foundation. Join us as we: ƒƒ Help plant native trees, plus a variety of shrubs, ferns and wildflowers. ƒƒ Learn about Reston’s trees and shrubs, including proper planting and care. ƒƒ Show our appreciation for trees. A special Arbor Day presentation and flag raising ceremony will take place at 11:45 a.m. followed by a free pizza lunch for volunteers. Special guests will include Jim McGlone of the Virginia Department of Forestry.

Calling volunteers of all ages. Contact Ha Brock at ha@reston.org or 703-435-7986 to sign up. Perfect for gardeners, seniors, scout groups and students.

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

Make a Date with a Naturalist Education Programs

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

$7/scout (min. charge $70)

Campfire Programs

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

$8/scout (min. charge $80)

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

$15/hr.

$20/hr.

Community Service Project

Community service projects can be arranged such as trail maintenance, stream cleanups and plantings. FREE. Activity kits are also available on loan for Birds, Trees and Watershed requirements. Call 703-476-9689 and press AND 3 or email naturecenter@reston.org for details reservations. PRICES ARE LISTED FOR BOTH RA MEMBERS NON-MEMBERS. FOR MORE INFO ON PROGRAMS ANDand EVENTS, VISIT WWW. RESTON.ORG WWW.RESTON.ORG | JANUARY 2016

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Adult Programs 16 years to adult

Organic Gardening

Thursday, March 10, 7-8 p.m. Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive. Reserve by March 5. $5/person $7/person

Organic gardening uses landscape design and the environment to improve and maximize the health and the development of plants and soil without the use of commercial pesticides and fertilizers. Learn about this mainstay method of sustainable gardening, and bring your questions. Co-sponsored by Reston Community Center.

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Mondays, April 11-May 16, 7-8:30 p.m.Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive. Reserve by March 28. $35/person $45/person

Join this six-week discussion course to explore the connections between the health of our communities and our planet. Learn about the limitations of the current medical model and the places where our personal health intersects with the environment from our food and homes, to our communities and society. Discover actions that promote good health as well as a healthier environment. Participants receive a book of readings that form the basis of each discussion. You will be contacted when the materials arrive, and asked to pay your fee when you pick them up. Co-sponsored by Sustainable Reston.

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Intro to Canning Food

Tuesday, April 12, 5-7 p.m. Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive. Reserve by April 7. $5/person $7/person

Canning is a great way to preserve food from your garden or CSA. Learn about the science behind canning, safety precautions, kitchen set up, and equipment prep as well as food and recipe selection. Guest Presenter: Katie Strong, Virginia Cooperative Extension. Co-sponsored by Reston Community Center

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Wednesday, April 27, 1:30-3 p.m.Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive. Reserve by April 23. $10/person $14/person

Learn what flowers and herbs grow best in containers and how to arrange them creatively. Listen to a presentation then plant a small container to take home. Contact Ashleigh@ reston.org or 703-435-6530 for reservations.

Wild Edibles

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

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

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NATURE HOUSE 5K

Get into nature on one of the most scenic courses in the area. There will be lots of prizes and refreshments following the race. LEED Gold certified by the US Green Building Council, Nature House is the home of environmental education in Reston. Funds raised will support new green building enhancements, and educational displays and exhibits.

Saturday, April 2, 8 AM Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive Adult Fee: $25 (prior to April 1), $30 regular Children’s Fee: $15 (prior to April 1), $20 regular Register at www.active.com or in person starting at 7 a.m. on race day.

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Funds go to Friends of Reston, 501(c)(3) organization, which led the capital campaign to create Nature House. Donations above and beyond the race entry fees are tax deductible. Volunteers needed. Contact habrock@reston.org or call 703-435-7986.

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

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Bird16 Walks years to adult. Free. No reservations required.

ENVIRONMENTAL FILM SERIES Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive

$5 suggested donation appreciated. All films will start at 7 p.m. and are for adult audiences, unless noted below.Reservations are requested. Contact naturecenter@reston.org or 703-476-9689, ext.5.

Antarctic Edge: 70° South Beginning and expert birders are invited to search for birds in some of Reston’s most beautiful natural areas. We will visit a variety of sites. Our collaborative efforts usually produce a good variety of local birds, and we always have a great time. These walks are jointly sponsored by the Audubon Society of Northern Virginia and The Bird Feeder store.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 22, 7 P.M. A thrilling journey to the world's most perilous environment — follow a team of world-class scientists as they explore the West Antarctic Peninsula. See the stunning landscapes and seascapes of Earth's southern polar region. While navigating through 60-foot waves and dangerous icebergs, the film tracks the team as they make land on Charcot Island to study the Adelie Penguin, considered one of the greatest indicator species of climate change. (72 min.)

February Bird Walk: Reston's Lakes & Waterfowl Tour

Bag It

Sunday, February 21, 8-11 a.m. Lake Newport — Park near the tennis courts, 11452 Baron Cameron Avenue

Meet at Lake Newport and then caravan to the other Reston lakes.

March Bird Walk: Walker Nature Center and Snakeden Stream Valley

Sunday, March 20, 7:30-10:30 a.m. Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive

Early April Bird Walk: Brown’s Chapel Park & Lake Newport Sunday, April 3, 7:30-10:30 a.m. Brown’s Chapel, 1575 Brown’s Chapel Road

Late April Bird Walk: Bright Pond

Sunday, April 17, 7:30-10:30 a.m. Meet at the end of the cul-de-sac on Bright Pond Lane

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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 7 P.M. Try going a day without plastic. This touching and often flat-out-funny film follows "everyman" Jeb Berrier as he embarks on a global tour to unravel the complexities of our plastic world. What starts as a film about plastic bags evolves into a wholesale investigation into plastic and its effect on our waterways, oceans and bodies. See how our crazy-for-plastic world has caught up to us and what we can do about it. (74 min.)

Bears

FRIDAY, MARCH 25, 7 P.M. Adults and children 7 and up In an epic story of breathtaking scale, Disneynature's film showcases a year in the life of a brown bear family as two cubs are taught life's most important lessons. Their journey begins as winter ends, and the bears leave their den to face the bitter cold. As the seasons change, the bears work hard to find food, and stay safe from rival bears and predators. Fast-moving action and real life suspense are captured in one of the planet's last great wildernesses-Alaska! (78 min.)

Co-sponsored by Friends of Reston

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YERT: Your Environmental Road Trip

FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 7 P.M. Called to action by a planet in peril, three friends hit the road, traveling across America with hope, humor and all of their garbage for one year. While exploring the good, the bad and the weird in all 50 states, they encounter extraordinary innovators and courageous citizens who are tackling humanity's greatest environmental crises. As the team performs outlandish eco-challenges during their quest, an unexpected turn of events throws the project for a loop in this award-winning docu-comedy. (113 min.)

The Messenger

FRIDAY, MAY 20, 7 P.M. This documentary artfully investigates the causes of songbird mass depletion and the compassionate people working to save them. It is a visually thrilling ode to the beauty and importance of the imperiled songbird, and what it means to all of us on both a global and human level if we lose them. Birds have helped predict the change of seasons, the coming of storms and the rise of toxins in the food chain. Once again they have something to tell us. Post film discussion with Audubon Society of Northern Virginia. (90 min.)


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

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Brush Chipping

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

Banned Invasive Plants

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

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

Dispose of Brush

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

Chipping Dates & Sites February 20-21 Central Services Facility March 19-20 Lake Audubon Pool April 17-18 Central Services Facility May 21-22 Lake Audubon Pool

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Yard Debris Disposal & Remote Strip Inspections

Do you have a Green Thumb?

It’s that time of year when fallen leaves are everywhere. Reston’s woods, streams and meadows need your help. If you still need a plan for your yard debris, our staff is happy to speak with you about proper disposal methods. Contact pgreenberg@reston.org or 703-435-6552. As a friendly reminder, Reston Association will begin conducting inspections of remote strips and other RA lands in November. Reston Association’s environmental staff will be walking the property lines and natural areas in search of hazardous trees, invasive exotic plants and encroachment on the common natural area by residents. We are also looking for litter and erosion. Every year, RA conducts these inspections to ensure the health of the ecosystem and wildlife habitats. We appreciate your help and cooperation in following the RA guidelines for proper yard

debris disposal and preventing dumping violations. Reston residents, in partnership with RA, are responsible for protecting an irreplaceable community asset. Keeping Reston’s open space healthy and useful for everyone is easier if we all do our part. Encroachment can include the dumping of yard debris such as leaves, branches, grass clippings, potted plants, Christmas trees, or pruning remains. Dumping damages these natural areas and violates both Fairfax County laws and the Code of Virginia.

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

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Adopt-A-Bench

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

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 four convenient locations. Contact CSFstaff@reston.org or 703-437-7658.

Pathway/ Recreation Area Bench: $850

Tennis Bench: $235

Adopt-A-Recycling Bin

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

Recycling Bin: $1000

Adopt-A-Bike Rack

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

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KIDS’ TROUT FREE EVENT FISHING DAY MARCH 19, 8 AM–NOON

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Location: Snakeden Branch Stream between Soapstone Dr. and Lake Audubon. Registration is near the 7-Eleven at Soapstone Dr. Please park along Soapstone Dr., Glade Dr. and the Glade Pool parking lot. Please register your child at http://bit.ly/restontroutfishing and let us know if you need to reserve a rod for your child. Registration is required. All kids must be accompanied by an adult. Snakeden Branch will be well stocked with hundreds of trout. All necessary equipment will be provided to make your day a success. Plus, Trout Unlimited members will help clean the fish you catch. Volunteers will be on hand to teach you how to bait, cast, hook and cook your freshly caught dinner. Please wear shoes that can get wet and muddy. No sandals. Teens and adults ages 16 & up who are helping must have a Virginia State Fishing License (Freshwater only), available online at www.dgif.state.va.us. Adults are not permitted to fish during kids’ fishing time.

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For more information contact Ha Brock at habrock@reston.org Registration ends March 17. Reston Kids’Trout Fishing Day is made possible by a partnership with Wetland Studies and Solutions, Inc., Northern Virginia Trout Unlimited, Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, and Reston Association.

Kayak and Canoe

Canoe Kayak and Paddle Company offers a variety of classes and trips for all skill levels. Check out the introduction classes held in our own Lake Audubon or venture farther from home on a scenic trip in our nation’s capital. Contact Mike for details, 703-850-1257, or check them out online at www.kayakreston.com WWW.RESTON.ORG | JANUARY 2016

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SPECIAL EVENTS Reston Association has something for everyone including trips to local places of interest, monthly movies for seniors and a community yard sale, just to name a few. Join us at one of Reston Association’s many facilities and see what’s in it for you. Visit the Parks, Recreation & Events section at www.reston.org.

Children’s Events

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

01 It’s a Pirate Parrrrty

Ages: 3-5 years Tuesday, Feb. 23, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive. $8 $12

Ahoy, me Hearties! Ye all be invited fer a pirate parrrrrty! This Pirate Adventure will transform your child into a pirate, complete with dress-up, and allow them to take part in a real treasure hunt on land. Enjoy crafts, games and fun activities. Registration is required. You must cancel 72 hours in advance to receive a refund.

03 Bicycle Safety Rodeo

Ages: 5-12 years Saturday, April 30, ongoing from 1-4 p.m. (Stop by anytime. Course takes 20 minutes to complete.) Reston YMCA, 12196 Sunset Hills Road. FREE

Join the Reston Association, RA’s Multimodal Transportation Advisory Committee, The Reston Bicycle Club, and the Reston YMCA for our Annual Bicycle Safety Rodeo during the YMCA's Healthy Kids Day. Children will complete eight safety stations and earn their bicyclist’s license. Children must bring their own bicycles and helmets. The Reston Bike Club will also be doing bicycle and helmet inspections. No registration required. This event is cancelled in the event of rain.

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Ages: 3-5 years Monday, March 21, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive. $8 $12

You’re invited to attend this egg-cellent Easter egg hunt as part of our Easter Eggstravaganza. Enjoy crafts, activities, and participate in the hunt to see what special prizes you can find! Registration is required. You must cancel 72 hours in advance to receive a refund.

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SATURDAY, MAY 14, 8:30 AM– NOON Location: TBD (Rain Date: May 15)

$30/RA MEMBERS, BOOTH SPACE, $40/NON-MEMBERS, BOOTH SPACE

Ninety-five families will be selling a variety of items so this event is a great opportunity to find things for a new home or a college dorm. Sign-up to have a booth or stop by to browse for great bargains. Booth space = two parking spaces. Tables are not provided. Space is limited. Vendors must pre-register with payment to secure space. All sales are final. No refunds unless cancelled due to rain. Contact Ashleigh@reston.org or call 703-435-6577 for more information.

Community Yard Sale - May 14, 2016

Please complete the form below and return this portion with payment to: Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20191-3404, in order to secure your space.

Your Name Daytime Phone

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Charge Number Three Digit Security Code:# Expiration Date Cardholder’s Signature

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SPECIAL EVENTS

All Ages All ages are welcome.

Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

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Reston Presents… “Say the Right Thing” Monday, Feb. 8, 7-9 p.m. Reston Community Center at Lake Anne, 1609 Washington Plaza. FREE

Reston Presents… is a bi-monthly lecture and presentation series that highlights the multifaceted talents of local residents. Topics include anything from cooking demonstrations to stories from war veterans and book signings with local authors. Reston Presents… is sponsored by the Reston Association and the Reston Community Center. This month features Restonian Pat Williams and her book, “Say the Right Thing.” This instructive session teaches how to say the right thing in any of 40 challenging situations. What do you say at a party where you don’t know anyone, when you are visiting someone in the hospital, or you are talking with a friend who is grieving? Pat's book is a guide for college graduates, shy people, and adults who want to demonstrate kindness and support of others. There will be a book signing following the lecture. Books will be available for sale. This program is for educational purposes only. There will be no solicitation or obligations of attendees. Registration required.

Reston Association’s Open House

Thursday, March 31, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive.

New or not so new Restonians, come learn more about Reston Association (RA) and the many services, amenities and programs it provides for you. See page 35 for more info.

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Reston Presents… Chef Robert McKeon Monday, April 11, 7-9 p.m. Reston Community Center at Lake Anne, 1609 Washington Plaza. FREE

Reston Presents… is a bi-monthly lecture and presentation series that highlights the multifaceted talents of local residents. Topics include anything from cooking demonstrations to stories from war veterans and book signings with local authors. Reston Presents… is sponsored by the Reston Association and the Reston Community Center. Join Chef Robert McKeon, from Tall Oaks Assisted Living in Reston, in a fun and informative lecture and demonstration of various cooking techniques. From food safety to How to Cook for Two, Chef Robert makes learning easy with his humorous and entertaining demonstrations. This program is for education purposes only; there will be no solicitation or obligations of attendees. Registration required.

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Adult Events Ages 21 years and older. 03 Wine & Design Painting Party

Saturday, Feb. 20, 6:30-9 p.m. Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive. $45 $56

Looking to uncork an unknown talent? Bring a friend or come meet a new one. Unleash your creative side, and join us for an evening of wine & painting. Paint, canvas, brushes and a glass of wine will be provided while our experienced instructor guides you step by step through the process. At the end of the night, take home your masterpiece. Don’t worry, no experience is necessary. Registration required. You must cancel 72 hours in advance to receive a credit.

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Bike to Work Day Friday, May 20

On the Plaza at the Wiehle-Reston East Metrorail Station Comstock Partners and Reston Association invite you to join more than 400 local commuters for a celebration of bicycling as a clean, fun, and healthy way to get to work. Register and meet us on the Plaza at the Wiehle-Reston East Metrorail Station from 6:30–9 a.m. to receive a free T-shirt, enjoy light refreshments, and be entered into a raffle for a free bicycle. This great location is above Fairfax County's first secure bike parking facility, just blocks from the W&OD Trail.

Registration Opens March 1st Register Online @ www.biketoworkmetrodc.org

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Events 55+ Ages 55 years and older. Senior Movie Day

Wednesdays: Jan. 27, Movie title, ‘Bridge of Spies” Feb. 24, TBD March 23, TBD April 27, TBD Doors open at 9:15 a.m. Showtime is at 10 a.m. Reston Town Center Bow-Tie Cinemas

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

Senior Social: Mardi Gras Theme

Thursday, Feb. 4, 1:30-3 p.m. Reston Community Center at Hunters Woods, 2310 Colts Neck Road.

Let the good times roll. Join RCC and RA for a Carnival celebration WITH good times, friends and fun. Plan your calendar, socialize and enjoy light refreshments while learning about upcoming 55+ trips, classes, and events. Wear your favorite Mardi Gras themed attire and be entered to win the Best Dressed contest. This event is co-sponsored by Reston Community Center and Reston Association. Registration required.

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Jigsaw Puzzle & Lunch

Thursday, Feb. 18, 10 a.m.3 p.m. Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive. $11 $15

Do you like to put together jigsaw puzzles? Join us for this fun event. You will be doing a Reston themed puzzle to see how much you can finish in the time allotted. Enjoy coffee and conversation while doing one of Americas favorite pastimes. Lunch will be provided. Registration required.

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Tuesday, March 8, 10 a.m.Noon. Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive. $7 $10

The Appraisal Roadshow delivers a treasure hunt experience in a fun, educational and rewarding forum. Bring your personal valuables, such as jewelry, coins, timepieces, porcelain, artwork, or other heirlooms, and the appraisal experts will educate the audience with interesting facts and information on ‘What it is,” “What it’s worth,” and “What you can do with your treasure.” Registration required. You must cancel 72 hours in advance to receive a refund.

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Wednsday, March 16, Noon2:30 p.m. Reston Community Center at Hunters Woods, 2310 Colts Neck Road. $5 $10

It's never too early to celebrate the luck o' the Irish. The quarterly Reston Community Center and Reston Association social event is celebrating St. Patrick's Day. Spend the afternoon with friends while enjoying traditional Irish fare and beautiful Irish music and entertainment. Plan your social calendar while you learn about upcoming 55+ trips, classes, and events. Registration required.

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Write Your Memories into Memoirs

Navigating the Local Transit System

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 legacy to your children, grandchildren and future generations. Class size is limited to eight. Registration required. Registration form is available on our website at www.reston.org.

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

Thursdays, April 7-May 26, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive. $74 $84

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

Tuesday, April 19, 10 a.m.1:30 p.m. Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive. FREE

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Container Planting

Wednesday, April 27, 1:30-3 p.m.Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive. $13 $18

Have the perfect window sill or patio to enjoy a container garden? Learn what flowers and herbs grow best in containers and how to arrange them creatively. Listen to a presentation then plant a small container garden to take home. Registration required.

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Where: Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive When: 2nd Tuesday of each month from 2-3:30 p.m.

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Events 55+ Ages 55 years and older. 01 Senior Health, Wellness & Safety Summit

Friday, April 22, 1-4 p.m. Reston Community Center at Hunters Woods, 2310 Colts Neck Road. FREE

Join us for our Senior Health, Wellness & Safety Summit. This is an educational and interactive event designed to provide basic safety information, blood pressure screening, and health and safety topics to older adults in the Reston community. There will be a variety of vendors and exhibitors to educate you on many aspects of health, wellness, fitness and lifestyle improvements. This event is cosponsored by Reston Community Center, Reston Association, Tall Oaks Assisted Living, Reston Hospital Center, and Fairfax County. Registration requested.

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Creative Aging Fair

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

What does creative aging mean to you? Is it exploring arts and crafts, finding a new and different purpose in life, creating a legacy, or simply discovering new make-up techniques or fashion tips to feel your confident best? Join us for this exciting Older American’s Month event, and discover what Reston has available to help you age creatively and gracefully. There will also be an opportunity to meet widely-acclaimed author and illustrator Roz Chast and to purchase her book, "Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?", her memoir showcasing her signature wit in addressing the topic of her aging parents. Ms. Chast

will be available from 3:30-5 p.m. for book signing before her evening performance at RCC. Co-sponsored by Reston Community Center, Reston Association, Tall Oaks Assisted Living, and Reston Hospital Center. Registration is requested.

55+ Trips and Tours 55 years and older

Reston Association’s 55+ Advisory Committee will take a variety of trips this year to locations such as the Kennedy Center, D.C. museums, theatres and local places of interest. Join us as we have fun visiting the area’s hot spots. For upcoming trip dates, details or to get on our trip mailing list, contact Ashleigh@reston.org or 703435-6577.

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Trip to Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races

Thursday, March 31, 3-11 p.m. Bus pick-up times & locations: 3:00 p.m. Hunters Woods Shopping Center (Ledo Pizza) 3:15 p.m. Thoreau Place, 1951 Sagewood Lane 3:30 p.m. Lake Anne Plaza parking lot $34 $40

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Join us for an evening at the race track to enjoy live thoroughbred horse racing, play the new table games, including blackjack and poker, or just come to enjoy a nice dinner overlooking the horses. Participants will receive a yet to be determined amount of free play. Registration required. Registration form can be found on our website at www.reston.org.

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Trip to see the Jersey Boys at the National Theatre

Thursday, April 14, 5:15-11 p.m. Bus pick-up times & locations: 5:15 p.m. Hunters Woods Shopping Center (Ledo Pizza) 5:30 p.m. Thoreau Place, 1951 Sagewood Lane 5:45 p.m. Lake Anne Plaza parking lot $105 $118

Join us for a chartered bus trip to see this story of how four bluecollar kids became one of the greatest successes in pop music history. They wrote their own songs, invented their own sounds and sold 175 million records worldwide — all before they were thirty. The show features all their hits including, “Sherry,”“Big Girls Don’t Cry,”“Oh What A Night,”“Walk Like A Man,”“Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” and “Working My Way Back To You.” Registration form can be found on our website at www.reston.org.

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Want a Great Job in 2016? Apply for Special Events Assistant Position Mid-May to Mid-August Assist the Events Supervisor in planning, implementing and evaluating a variety of programs throughout the Reston community. This is a great job for a college student who is comfortable working independently and available to work some evenings and weekends and July 4th. Must be at least 18 years old with a valid driver’s license, good driving record and able to lift 20 lbs. This job will be open for applicants to apply online beginning in January under Careers at www.reston. org. Contact Ashleigh@reston.org or call 703-435-6577 to find out details on this great summer job.

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TENNIS

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

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Aces This exciting new play format

for learning tennis is designed to bring kids into the game by utilizing specialized equipment, shorter court dimensions and modified scoring — all tailored to age and size. Kids enjoy a fun, motivating introduction to tennis, emphasizing fun and play. It’s the fast, fun way to get kids into tennis and keep them playing. We encourage a parent or guardian to join in the fun to make this class a success. To be enrolled in Aces II, you must have completed Aces I. Once a week for six weeks. Session 1: April 4-May 14 Session 2: May 16-June 25 (No classes Memorial Day or July 4th weekend)

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Aces I (ages 5-7)

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

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

Once a week for six weeks. Session 1: April 8-May 14 Session 2: May 20-June 25 (No classes Memorial Day or July 4th weekend) Fridays, 4-4:45 p.m. Saturdays, 9-9:45 a.m., 10-10:45 a.m. North Shore Courts $105 $115

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

Aces II (ages 5-8)

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

Aces III (ages 6-8)

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RA Tennis Scholarship Program

RA Tennis provides scholarships to Reston youth whose families have demonstrated financial need. (This includes residing in subsidizing housing or participating in a school meal program.) To learn more about the scholarship program, call 703-435-6502. RESTON TENNIS STICKERS: $1. ALL PROCEEDS GO TO THE RESTON CHILDREN’S TENNIS SCHOLARSHIP FUND.

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This class is for players with little or no tennis background. Twice a week for three weeks. Session 1: April 5-21 Session 2: April 26-May 12 Session 3: May 17-June 2 Tuesday/Thursday, 5-6 p.m. Lake Newport Courts $132 $142

Level One (ages 8-12)

This class is for players with little or no tennis background. Once a week for six weeks. Session 1: April 9-May 14 Session 2: May 21-June 25 (No classes Memorial Day or July 4th weekend) Saturday, 10-11 a.m., Autumnwood Courts Saturday, 11-Noon, Autumnwood Courts $132 $142

Level Two (ages 8-12)

This class is for students who have taken Level One. Twice a week for three weeks. Session 1: April 4-20 Session 2: April 25-May 12 Session 3: May 16-June 1 (No classes Memorial Day, Memorial Day make-up class May 29) Monday/Wednesday, 5-6 p.m., Lake Newport Courts $132 $142

JTT (Junior Team Tennis) strives to provide a cooperative team environment that fosters integrity, self-reliance, positive self-esteem, and promotes social skills while developing lifelong tennis players. It is a great entry point into competition and match play. BENEFITS: ƒƒ Opportunities to advance to Kastles Play Day, Districts and Sectionals. ƒƒ MAS ranking points are awarded at Districts (L4) and Sectionals(L3) SPRING 2016 10U Try Out: Saturday, March 26, 10-11 a.m. 10U Match Dates: Saturdays April 9-May 28 at Hook Road Courts, 9 a.m.-noon 8U Try Out: Saturday, March 26, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. 8U Match Dates: Saturdays April 9-May 28 at Hook Road Courts, 12:30-3 p.m.

TO REGISTER: 1. Go to website: http://tennislink.usta.com/TeamTennis/Main/Home.aspx 2. Click on “Register to Play” 3. Enter Team ID #: 3029284697 (10 and Under Intermediate) 3029284696 (8 and Under Open) Cost: $180 All league players are encouraged to participate in our Aces or Futures Programs. For more information, please contact Rob Tucker at tennis@ reston.org or 703-435-6502.

Level Two (ages 8-12)

This class is for students who have taken Level One. Once a week for six weeks. Session 1: April 9-May 14 Session 2: May 21-June 25 (No classes Memorial Day or July 4th weekend) Saturday, 9-10 a.m., Autumnwood Courts $132 $142

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

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This class is for players with little or no tennis background. Twice a week for three weeks. Session 1: April 5-21 Session 2: April 26-May 12 Session 3: May 17-June 2 Tuesday/Thursday, 6-7 p.m., Shadowood $132 $142

Level Two (ages 13-17)

This class is for players who have started to rally and understand the correct stance and grips. Players should have completed level one at least twice unless RA instructor has approved moving up to level two. Once a week for six weeks. Session 1: April 9-May 14 Session 2: May 21-June 25 (No classes Memorial Day or July 4th weekend) Saturday, Noon-1 p.m., Shadowood $132 $142

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Level Two (ages 13-17)

This class is for players who have started to rally and understand the correct stance and grips. Players should have completed level one at least twice unless RA instructor has approved moving up to level two. Twice a week for three weeks. Session 1: April 5-21 Session 2: April 26-May 12 Session 3: May 17-June 2 Tuesday/Thursday 7-8 p.m., Shadowood $132 $142

Level Three

Players advancing beyond level two should qualify for Futures II.

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

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Futures I (ages 7-10)

Orange dot ball with coach Rod Paolini. 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. Once a week for six weeks. Session 1: April 6-May 11 Session 2: May 18-June 22 Wednesday, 5-6:30 p.m., Hook Road $188 $198

Futures I Advanced (ages 8-10)

Orange dot ball with coach Rod Paolini. 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.

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Futures II (ages 8-12)

Green dot ball with coach Chume Bertrand. Once a week for six weeks. Session 1: April 6-May 11 Session 2: May 18-June 22 Wednesday, 5-6:30 p.m., Lake Newport Courts.

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Regulation ball with coach Chume Bertrand. Twice a week for three weeks. Session 1: April 4-May 9 Session 2: May 16-June 27 (No classes Memorial Day) Monday, 6:15-7:45 p.m., Hook Road $188 $198

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

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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 six weeks. Session 1: April 5-21 Session 2: April 26-May 12 Session 3: May 17-June 2 Tuesday/Thursday, 4:30-6 p.m., Autumnwood Courts $188 $198

Varsity Player Development (ages 15-17)

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Varsity Player Development is the highest level class for juniors in Reston Tennis. It is designed for boys and girls high school varsity singles players and USTA Mid-Atlantic tournament players with competitive rankings. Participation in the class is by invitation or tryout only. Classes are structured to focus on singles match play, along with some competitive drills and doubles. Coaches organize match ups and provide assessments of players' shot production, tactics and strategy, movement and fitness, and mental strength. Video analysis is also used to improve players' technical skills and match play performances. Additionally, coaches take an interest in the players' tournament play, offering guidance on tournament selection and evaluation of results. Twice a week for three weeks. Session 1: April 4-20 Session 2: April 25-May 11 Session 3: May 16-June 1 Monday/Wednesday, 5-6:30 p.m., Autumnwood Courts $188 $198

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Adult Tennis 17 years and older. Beginners

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

Advanced Beginners

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

Intermediate

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

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Intermediates

Groups of three to five students meet with one instructor. Twice a week for three weeks. Session 1: April 4-21 Session 2: April 25-May 13 Session 3: May 16-June 2 (No classes Memorial Day) Tuesday/Thursday, 8-9 p.m., Lake Newport Monday/Wednesday, 7-8 p.m., Lake Newport $140 $150

Beginners

Groups of three to five students meet with one instructor. Once a week for four weeks. Session 1: April 9-30 Session 2: May 7-28 (No classes on Memorial Day) Saturday, Noon-1:30, Autumnwood $140 $150

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Groups of three to five students meet with one instructor. Once a week for four weeks. Session 1: April 9-30 Session 2: May 7-28 (No classes on Memorial Day) Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-Noon, Autumnwood $140 $150

Groups of three to five students meet with one instructor.

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Twice a week for three weeks. Session 1: April 4-21 Session 2: April 25-May 13 Session 3: May 16-June 2 (No classes Memorial Day) Tuesday/Thursday, 6-7 p.m., Lake Newport Monday/Wednesday, 8-9 p.m., Lake Newport $140 $150

Once a week for four weeks. Session 1: April 9-30 Session 2: May 7-28 (No classes on Memorial Day) Saturday, 9-10:30 a.m., Autumnwood $140 $150

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Groups of three to five students meet with one instructor. Twice a week for three weeks. Session 1: April 4-21 Session 2: April 25-May 13 Session 3: May 16-June 2 (No classes Memorial Day) Tuesday/Thursday, 7-8 p.m. Lake Newport Monday/Wednesday, 6-7 p.m., Lake Newport $140 $150 PRICES ARE LISTED FOR BOTH

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Stroke of the Week 17 years and older.

Adult Serve and Return 17 years and older.

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STROKE Serves April 14 Forehands April 21 Doubles strategy April 28 Backhands: one- and two-handed May 5 Volleys and half volley May 12 Overheads and lobs May 19 Serves May 26 Doubles strategy

(No classes on Memorial Day weekend.)

PRIVATE TENNIS LESSONS For those who prefer more

individual instruction or for the player needing a flexible schedule.

The serve is the most important stroke in tennis. It starts the game. Without being able to serve, you cannot play the game of tennis. In this class you will learn a kick serve, a slice serve and increase the pace and velocity of your flat serve. Let the games begin. Groups of up to four students. Once a week for four weeks. Session 1: April 5-26 Session 2: May 3-24 Session 3: May 31-June 21 Tuesday, 6-7:30 p.m., Autumnwood Courts $140 $150

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

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PRIVATE: $70/hour $75/hour SEMI PRIVATE: $38 person/hour $40 person/hour Book a series of six private lessons or semi-private lessons and receive a 5 percent discount.

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Raise A Racket for HEART Saturday, June 4

One-Day Round Robin Doubles Tournament Doubles can consist of Men, Women or Mixed Two divisions: 3.0-3.5 and 4.0-4.5

$30 per person

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

Are You Ready to Serve?

Help Reston plan, market and carry out its Tennis programs. Join Reston's Tennis Working Group and get involved in our youth and adult tennis programs, fundraising events, socials and networking activities. New Volunteers Pizza Kick-off Thursday, February 11, 7 PM Reston Association Headquarters For more information or to RSVP contact Rob Tucker at 703-435-6502 or tennis@reston.org.

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Drop-in Tennis

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

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

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

Tennis Ratings

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

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Greater Washington Tennis League

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

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Men! Women! Seniors! Play singles, doubles or mixed doubles in the Northern Virginia Tennis League. This league begins mid-May and continues through July. LOCATION: ƒƒ Men play at Lake Newport, Newbridge, Uplands, and travel to play against other clubs on Saturday mornings. ƒƒ Women play at Lake Newport, Autumnwood and Hook on weekday mornings and Tuesday evenings or travel to other area clubs, depending on the schedule.

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

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Men’s & Women’s Singles Men’s & Women’s Doubles Mixed Doubles

Get your Game On and get back into Tennis Match Play Shape. Phifer Fitness and Reston Tennis will offer a free two-hour clinic for Reston Tennis League players. Registration required. Please Rob Tucker at 703-435-6502 or tennis@reston.org. Monday, April 4, 6-8 p.m., Lake Newport Courts. Free for players registered in Reston Tennis Leagues.

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Senior Round Robin Ages: 55+

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

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Session 1: April 15-May 20 (Rain date May 27) Six weeks Fridays, 9-11 a.m., Hook Road Courts $20 $25

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

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TENNIS COURTS Lighted Courts

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

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Colts Neck Hook Road Lake Anne Park

TENNIS INFO

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

Find the following up-to-date information in the tennis section on the Reston Association website at www.reston.org ƒƒ ƒƒ ƒƒ

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

Tennis Key Tags

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

Tennis Lesson Gift Certificates

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


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

HARMEN WARAICH Harmen is new to the staff and will be one of our lead instructors for Tennis Aces and Munchkin classes. Harmen is currently ranked #1 on the South Lakes High School girls team and enjoys working with juniors of all levels. Intermediate to advanced players will enjoy private hitting sessions with her.

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

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

NICK ORIS Nick Oris is in charge of our Munchkin tennis program, but works with juniors of all ages. Known for his high energy and enthusiasm, Nick has his kids putting their best foot forward from day one. Tennis should be fun and he makes sure of it.

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

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

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

YASMINE HASAN Yasmine will be working with all levels of Reston Juniors between the ages of 3-17. Tennis is her passion and it shows from the moment students start to work with her. Adults looking to fine tune their games or who are looking for a steady hitting partner should take advantage of her private lessons.

JIM ELDER Jim has an Elite Professional certification from the USPTA and chairs the USTA Mid-Atlantic Adult Ranking Committee. He is also the VP of Northern VA Tennis League, in charge of the 42 team men's division. In 2014, he was ranked #4 in MAS 65 singles.

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

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

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Volunteer this Spring

Scout Projects

Volunteer Reston seeks to build a strong, healthy and engaged community by connecting volunteers of all ages with opportunities to serve in Reston. Our volunteers make an immeasurable impact, not only on RA, but to our community as a whole.

Are you a Boy Scout looking for a Life or Eagle Service Project or a Girl Scout looking for a Silver or Gold Service Project? If so, we have some ideas for you and would welcome the opportunity to assist scouts in the completion of projects benefiting the Reston community.To discuss project ideas, you will need to be an approved volunteer with Reston Association. Go to www.reston. org and click on the “About Reston Association” tab to complete the online volunteer application.

The mission of Volunteer Reston is to enhance Reston Association’s services and programs by matching the varied talents of individuals and groups of all ages, interests and skills, with a variety of engaging and challenging projects and endeavors. RA volunteers come from all walks of life and include high school, middle school and college students, retirees, scouts, individuals, families and businesses. Some of our veteran volunteers have been involved in Reston for many years. They participate in one-time events, serve on the Board of Directors or advisory committees, while others return to the same events each year. Our volunteers all have one thing in common — they care about the Reston community.

Bicycle Safety Rodeo

Do You Need Service Hours for School?

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

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

Volunteers are needed to help children learn the wonder of safe cycling. Great for Scout Groups, teens or families. Saturday, April 30, ongoing from 1-4 p.m. This event is cancelled in the event of rain. Reston YMCA, 12196 Sunset Hills Road Volunteers must be 13 or older. Free pizza lunch for volunteers.

Children will complete eight safety stations and earn their bicyclist's license. Volunteers will test children at seven safety checkpoint stations. A course manned by volunteers will feature several stations that focus on mounting and dismounting, circling and changing directions, steering, braking, stopping, as well as other safety maneuvers. All training will be provided on site the day of the event. Contact Ha Brock,RA volunteer supervisor, at 703-435-7986 or email habrock@reston.org for more information

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Scout troops, school groups and other organized youth groups or clubs can also participate in the Habitat Heroes Program. For more information on scout projects contact Ha Brock, RA volunteer supervisor at 703-4357986 or email habrock@reston.org.

Our Volunteers Really Dig Us

Some say it’s the tree planting they like the best, some like the fact that they can cultivate an idea and watch it flourish. In some cases, RA volunteers actually do “dig” into the dirt to plant a few seedlings. You can make a difference in your community, be involved in something you like, and meet some interesting people and learn some new skills in the process. Planting trees may not be what you’re into, but there are plenty of other areas in which to “grow.” RA is seeking volunteers to help 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.


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Celebrating Our Volunteers

April 10 - 16 Volunteers are the heart of our organization. The Reston Association wouldn’t be able to do what we do without you. Thank you for giving your energy, dedication and skills to make Reston the best place to live, work, play and get involved. Volunteers play an essential role in our community. They're cleaning up our lakes, natural areas, organizing and running many of our events, helping us with fundraisers, serve on our Boards, committees and advisory committees and the list goes on and on. Thank you again, we appreciate all that you do.

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Habitat Heroes Projects

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

For all projects: Please wear long sleeves and long pants to protect against biting insects, thorns, and poison ivy. There is poison ivy at

all sites. Bring gardening gloves if you have them. RA will provide some tools, gloves, snacks and water.

PROJECT SITES Give Me Liberty Stones Throw Drive Natural Area

Saturday, March 26, 10 a.m.-Noon

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The heavy vines of Oriental bittersweet continue to strangle trees and take over shrubs in the natural area at Stones Throw Drive. Oriental bittersweet is one of the most invasive and vigorous weeds in Reston. Please help us eradicate this aggressive vine and liberate our native plants. Meet at the asphalt path near the intersection of Fieldview Drive and Stones Throw Drive, across the street from 11300 Stones Throw Drive. Look for the RA truck.

Deer Forest Rec Area

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Join Habitat Heroes and yank out invasive plants like burning bush, bush honeysuckle and tough vines like Oriental bittersweet from the natural area. These invasive plants are a threat to biodiversity and are linked to the decrease in songbird populations. Volunteers may use tools like a Weed Wrench, a lopper or saw. Both shrubs and vines spread aggressively by the countless seeds produced by the plants. The natural area surrounding the Deer Forest Tot Lot needs your help. Please park along Deer Forest Road. Look for the RA truck.

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Saturday, May 21, 10 a.m.-Noon

We will challenge you to remove garlic mustard and English ivy, two of the many invasive plants taking over the Wainwright natural area. Reston needs as many hands as possible to pull these plants from the forest floor and help create space for native plants to grow. Meet at Wainwright Drive near the recreational field. Look for the RA truck. There is poison ivy at this site. *The mustard you pull may be weighed on site for the Garlic Mustard Challenge.

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

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

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Nature House 5K

Reston’s Arbor Day Monday, March 28, 9:30 a.m.-Noon (rain or shine) Children 6-12 must be accompanied by an adult. CALLING VOLUNTEERS OF ALL AGES! Perfect for small to mid-size corporate groups, gardeners, seniors, scout groups and students who need community service hours.

Saturday, April 2 Walker Nature Education Center, 11450 Glade Drive, Reston, VA Volunteer Hours: 7:30-9:30 a.m. Volunteers must be at least 14 years old. The Walker Nature Education Center needs volunteers to help with the Nature House 5K. We need at least 15 Race Marshals to be positioned along the trail/ pathway. Volunteers direct runners and walkers through the course, assist runners, and shout encouragement. There will be a mandatory volunteer orientation for Race Marshals on April 1 from 6-7 p.m. at the Walker Nature Education Center.

For more information or to volunteer contact Ha Brock, RA volunteer and supervisor, at 703-435-7986 or email habrock@ reston.org. For more event info see page 79. Reston is a Tree City USA as certified by the National Arbor Day Foundation

TO VOLUNTEER Volunteer to help for a couple of hours and then spend the rest of the day enjoying the festival with your family and friends. Volunteers must be at least 13 years old

SATURDAY MAY 7, 1-5 PM

Spring Festival Walker Nature Center 11450 Glade Drive (rain or shine)

Register to Volunteer: http://bit.ly/NatureHouse5K

VOLUNTEER JOBS Mascot & Escort: We need a volunteer to wear the costume. This person needs excellent people skills and should be able to animate the character without talking. We also need an escort to help lead them around and to help children pose for pictures. This job requires standing and walking. Concessions: Preparation, serving and selling popcorn, cotton candy and beverages.

For more information contact Ha Brock, RA volunteer supervisor, at 703-435-7986 or email habrock@reston.org. The festival will feature entertainment, displays and information from environmental groups, hands-on nature activities, carnival style games, canoe and kayak rentals on Lake Audubon, fishing activities, food and a whole lot of fun. Contact Ha Brock, RA volunteer supervisor, at 703-435-7986 or email habrock@reston.org for more information.

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Volunteer Shifts: 12:30-3 p.m. and 3-5:30 p.m. Register to Volunteer: http://bit.ly/2016SpringFestival

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Face Painting: Paint simple animals and shapes on children’s faces. Design choices are usually pre-determined. Minimal artistic skill necessary. Supplies provided. Games & Craft Activities: Responsible for assisting children play related carnival games and simple craft projects. Fishing: Help children learn how to bait and cast at the lake. Canoe and Kayak Rentals: Help distribute life jackets and paddles and help patrons in and out of canoes and kayaks.


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

Can Reston beat the pounds pulled in 2015?

Two ways to join the Challenge: 1. J oin RA’s Habitat Heroes in May and June and learn how to identify and pull garlic mustard. RA staff will weigh your bags at these events. Continue pulling on other days and bring your bags in to be weighed or weigh them yourselves and call in the pounds. 2. P ull the plant, weigh your bags and call RA to pick up your bags at your invasive plant sites off Reston Association common area.

The final day of the Challenge is June 18.

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

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Questions? Call 703-435-6552 or email pgreenberg@reston.org WWW.RESTON.ORG | JANUARY 2016

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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 tub, water flowing into our storm drains is not treated. Storm drains connect directly to our streams and empty into our lakes. Trash, pet waste, motor oil, paint and other materials dumped or washed into storm drains pollute our watersheds and ultimately, the Chesapeake Bay. Markers on each storm drain remind all of us to keep storm drains and our streams clean. Since there are over 4,000 storm drains in Reston, many volunteers are needed to mark the storm drains and to help educate the community about the connection between the storm drains and our streams and lakes. Everybody is encouraged to participate.

Kid’s Trout Fishing Day Many storm drains in Reston are on private roads. In order for volunteers to mark the drains, clusters need to grant permission first. Contact your local cluster board member and get your neighborhood involved today. The Storm Drain Marking Project in Reston is sponsored by the Fairfax County Department of Public Works and Environmental Services, the Northern VA Soil and Water Conservation District, the Virginia Department of TransportationNorthern VA District, and Reston Association. To get your project started or for more information, contact Nicki Bellezza at 703-435-6560, Nicki@ reston.org.

March 19, 8 a.m.-Noon.

Registration: Near 7-11 at Soapstone Drive. Volunteers must be 16 or older. Individuals wishing to volunteer do not need to be experienced anglers. Location: Snakeden Branch Stream between Soapstone Drive and Lake Audubon. Please park along Soapstone Drive, Glade Drive and the Glade Pool parking lot. Kid’s Trout Fishing Day is intended for kids to learn more about fishing and have a good time. We would also like for the kids to be successful. That’s why we need volunteers. Please wear shoes that can get wet and muddy. No sandals. Teens and adults ages 16 and up who are helping must have a Virginia State Fishing License (Freshwater only), available online at www.dgif.state.va.us. Adults are not permitted to fish during kids’ fishing time. For more information or to volunteer, contact Ha Brock at 703-435-7986 or habrock@reston.org. Reston Kids’ Trout Fishing Day is made possible by a partnership with Wetland Studies and Solutions, Inc., Northern Virginia Trout Unlimited, Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, and Reston Association.

Stream Monitoring The areas around our streams are starting to thaw out, bringing with it plenty of macroinvertebrates to find. RA welcomes new volunteers to assist with stream monitoring at several locations throughout Reston. Get involved with a small team during all seasons to collect data and identify insects with the goal of assessing the health of Reston’s streams. Not only do you get to learn about Reston’s streams, it also provides an opportunity to make new friends.

after successfully demonstrating your ability to identify macroinvertebrates. Each monitoring session consists of two to three hours. Any interest and commitment level is appreciated.

If you are interested in assisting with stream monitoring for more than one or two sessions, training and practice opportunities are offered by joining seasoned volunteers and RA staff. You can earn a stream monitoring certificate

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

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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.

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Winter Monitoring ends: Feb. 28 Spring Monitoring: March 1-April 30 UPCOMING DATES: Saturday, Feb. 13, Noon-3 p.m. Saturday, March 5, Noon-3 p.m. Saturday, April 16, 1:30-4:30 p.m.


Potomac River Watershed Cleanup

Saturday, April 16, 9 a.m.-Noon Rain or shine. All are invited. Please sign up by April 11. Register to volunteer: http://bit.ly/2016PWC

Coordinated by the Alice Ferguson Foundation and Reston Association

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. Last year one of the photos of our volunteer efforts made it in the top 10 photos for the associated photo contest. Rain date: under extraordinary circumstances, Sunday, April 17.

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Snakeden Branch Upper — meet at Hunters Woods Village Center Snakeden Branch Middle — meet at Soapstone Drive Nature Center — meet at the Walker Nature Education Center Colvin Run — meet at Tall Oaks Pool Stevenage Road — meet at Reston North Park off Stevenage Road Hidden Creek — meet at Unitarian Universalist Church off Wiehle Avenue

SITE LEADERS NEEDED

Volunteer Hours: 8:30 a.m-12:30 p.m. If you are at least 21 and can supervise a large group of people, complete data sheets and walk in wooded, floodplain areas then you could be a great site leader. Site leaders are responsible for: 1. Picking up all of their groups’ supplies from RA Central Services Facilities. 2. Arriving at their clean-up location by 8:30 a.m. to meet and register volunteers, giving a short safety speech and handing out all supplies. 3. Leaders make sure that volunteers behave responsibly and safely. 4. Leaders must have a functioning cell phone to report any problems or emergencies. 5. Finally, Leaders should return any unused supplies to RA following the event, along with their volunteer sign-in sheet marked with the items their team recovered from the clean up site.

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 Walker Nature Education Center afterwards for a pizza lunch. For more information or to volunteer, contact Ha Brock at 703-435-7986 or habrock@reston.org. WWW.RESTON.ORG | JANUARY 2016

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Corporate Team Building with a Difference Corporate Volunteer Program

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

Who We Are

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

Why Partner With Us

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

UNLIMITED OPPORTUNITIES

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

Boards & Committees

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

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES Special Project Donations

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

Habitat Heroes

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

Annual Events

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

National Volunteering Days of Service

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

Our team is ready to work with your company. To get started, or for more ideas on corporate volunteerism, contact Ha Brock, Volunteer Supervisor, at habrock@reston.org. | WWW.RESTON.ORG JANUARY 2016

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BOARD ACTIONS SEPTEMBER-NOVEMBER 2015 The following actions were taken by the RA Board of Directors at meetings held in the months of September - November 2015. 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.

September 24, 2015 Regular Meeting

ƒƒ Adopted the Sept. 24, 2015 Consent Calendar, including motions on the following: • Adoption of Regular Meeting Agenda • Approval of Regular Board Meeting Minutes – July 30, 2015 and Aug. 5, 2015 • August 2015 Legal Committee Report • Committee Appointments • Approved the transfer of up to $860,825 currently allocated to the 2015 Capital Repair and Replacement Reserves Fund for lake dredging to the Operating Fund • Approved the request of Camp Sunshine to hold its annual winter fundraiser, the “Polar Dip”, in Lake Anne on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016 • Approved Board & Association Operations Resolution 13; CEO Performance Appraisal Process • Approved the proposed 2015-2016 Board Governance Committee Work Plan ƒƒ Accepted the proposal of the Board Governance Committee to establish a Multimodal Transportation Advisory Committee ƒƒ Directed staff to invite the former members of the Transportation Advisory Committee and Pedestrian & Bicycling Advisory Committee to make application for appointment to the MTAC ƒƒ Directed staff to forward boardapproved edits to proposed Zoning Ordinance text amendments to: Fairfax County Staff; the Reston Planning & Zoning Committee; the Hunter Mill District Planning Commissioner; and the Hunter Mill District Supervisor

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ƒƒ Approved Land Use Resolution 3; Membership Options for Adding New Development to the Association as amended

October 22, 2015 Regular Meeting

ƒƒ Adopted the Oct. 22, 2015 Consent Calendar, including motions on the following: • Adoption of Regular Meeting Agenda • Approval of Regular Board Meeting Minutes – Sept. 24 • October 2015 Legal Committee Report • Committee Appointments • Approved draft amendments to the 2015 Work Plan of the 55+ Advisory Committee • Granted the Woodwinds II Condominium Unit Owners Association a temporary construction license over a portion of Reston Association Common Area adjacent to the Condominium • Approved the draft 2016 Board Meeting Calendar • Approved the draft 2016 Board Election Schedule ƒƒ Denied the request of Ms. Diane Zoukis, owner of the property located at 1909 Lakeport Way to hold a hearing for an appeal to a decision of the Covenants Committee. ƒƒ Directed staff to use Draft Budget Option 2 for Member feedback during the upcoming public hearings to be held on Nov. 2 and 19. ƒƒ Authorized Reston Association’s CEO to enter into trail maintenance agreements with Fairfax County Board of Supervisors and the Fairfax County Park Authority to provide limited routine maintenance on County-owned trails in Reston ƒƒ Denied Mr. Irwin Flashman’s request for a list of the voting household addresses in: (a)

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the March 2015 election for members of the RA Board of Directors, and; (b) the April/ May 2015 referendum on whether to make the purchase of the Tetra Property, and any analyses of these done by the contractor who conducted these elections.

November 19, 2015

ƒƒ Adopted the Nov. 19, 2015 Consent Calendar, including motions on the following: • Adoption of Regular Meeting Agenda • Approval of Regular Board Meeting Minutes – Oct. 22, 2015 and Nov. 2, 2015 • Committee Appointments • Approved Reston Runners’ (RR) request to use Reston Association (RA) trails and facilities for the 4th Annual Runners Marathon of Reston, to be held on Sunday April 10, 2016 in south Reston • Accepted the Fiscal Committee’s recommendation and appoint BDO as the independent Certified Public Accountants to audit the Association’s financial books and records for FY 2015 through 2017 • Approved Easement and Maintenance Covenant Agreements with the owner of 11143 Glade Drive ƒƒ Approved the proposed biennial Operating, Repair & Replacement, and New Capital Asset Budgets for fiscal years 2016 and 2017, and set the 2016 Annual Assessment at $657 ƒƒ Adopted proposed amendments to Assessment & Finance Resolution 2; Assessment Rates & Collection Procedures and Exhibit A, thereby: • Providing a reduced rate of 50 percent of the 2016

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Annual Assessment for those property owners who meet certain qualifications; and, • Establishing proposed base $657 Annual Assessment Rate, as well as Installment Plan Fees, Collection Fees, and respective due dates for 2016 Directed staff to allocate $1.0M in surplus dollars from the 2015 Operating Fund to the Repair and Replacement Reserve Fund for use on the Board Approved 2016 Capital Projects Directed the Chief Executive Officer to provide the Board with a report on any proposed amendments or modifications to the 2017 Operating & Capital Budgets no later July 2016 Directed the Chief Financial Officer to provide the Board with an end of year 2015 Cash Analysis to the Board in February 2016 and a mid-year Cash Analysis to the Board in July 2016. Approve proposed amendments to the Reston Association Design Guidelines as presented by Design Review Board Directed staff to participate with Fairfax County’s controlled deer hunts on adjacent RA property, as approved by staff on a case-bycase basis Directed staff to work with DRB to revise DGs to consider options for individual lots for the purposes of excluding deer from individual members’ properties Approved amendments to Use & Maintenance Standards Resolution 12 on Hunting, which modifies requirements related to member notification liability insurance coverages.


MEET THE BOARD & OFFICERS | BOARDOFDIRECTORS@RESTON.ORG

Ellen Graves, President Apartment Owners’ Representative BODgraves@reston.org

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

Eve Thompson, Secretary Lake Anne-Tall Oaks District Director BODthompson@reston.org

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

Ken Knueven At-Large Director BODKnueven@reston.org

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

Julie Bitzer South Lakes District Director BODbitzer@reston.org

Ray Wedell At-Large Director BODwedell@reston.org

Jeff Thomas At-Large Director BODthomas@reston.org

Cate Fulkerson Chief Executive Officer cate@reston.org

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Host Your Next Gathering at Our Facilities

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

DOGWOOD PICNIC PAVILION

LAKE ANNE PICNIC PAVILION

NORTH HILLS PICNIC PAVILION

TEMPORARY ROAD PICNIC PAVILION

2460 Green Range Drive, near Reston Parkway and Glade Drive Size: 1200 square feet

11301 North Shore Drive Size: 900 square feet

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

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

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

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

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Four picnic tables and one grill under cover Restroom facility Near a basketball court, ball fields, an exercise trail and a tot lot Lake Newport also nearby for fishing off the dock/dam Available on a first-come, firstserve basis at no charge

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

It's not too soon to reserve space for summer 2016. Contact Member Services today


RA Community Buildings The Glade Room and Brown’s Chapel are frequently used for: ƒƒ Group & business functions ƒƒ Classes, workshops & training programs ƒƒ Community meetings ƒƒ Birthday parties and wedding ceremonies & receptions ƒƒ Cluster meetings ƒƒ Troop/Scout meetings ƒƒ Faith group meetings ƒƒ Club functions

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

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GLADE ROOM

11300 Baron Cameron Avenue Size: 914 square feet

11550 Glade Drive Size: 881 square feet

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

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

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Reston Association Common Area 1. 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. 2. 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. 3. RA meadows in the Common Area shall be mowed annually by RA staff only. 4. 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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5. Horseback riding shall be confined to designated bridle paths. 6. 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. 7. 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).] 8. No invasive exotic plants or animals (especially invasive plants such as bamboo and English ivy) shall be introduced to the RA Common Area. 9. 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

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another member or members of the public; c. To threaten or do physical damage to the Common Area; or d. To breach the peace or engage in disorderly conduct by the use of words or acts or other conduct that clearly 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

Fishing is allowed on all of Reston’s lakes and ponds from designated areas. Species of fish that may be caught include: largemouth bass, channel catfish, crappie, blue gill and sunfish. ƒƒ ƒƒ

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nglers 16 years and older A must have a VA fishing license. Residents may fish from RA-owned property, which includes the dams on each lake. Much of the shoreline around each lake is private. Please respect the “No Trespassing” and “Private Property” areas indicated by signs. Please do not remove or damage shoreline vegetation. Please do not litter. Please do not feed ducks, geese or other waterfowl. Help protect people and wildlife. Please take all lines, lures and hooks with you when you leave.

Places to Fish

Lake Newport: Along the dam (Park at Brown’s Chapel Park.)

golf course, and along timber wall at Purple Beach. Lake Audubon: Along dam by Lake Thoreau, at boat ramp by Lake Audubon Pool off Twin Branches Road, and along shoreline for 150 feet near Nature Center. (Docks are private.)

Boating in Reston

Reston’s four lakes are also available for boating. Whether you want to launch your own craft or rent a boat at Lake Anne (inseason only), ample opportunities exist to get on the water. We suggest taking your favorite book out, having a floating picnic or fishing for largemouth bass. ƒƒ

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

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free general access permit A for hand-carried boats to four lakes is available at RA headquarters, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive, during regular office hours. Proof of boat size is required. The concrete boat ramp at Lake Audubon, off of Twin Branches Road, is available

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to launch boats from trailers. (Electric motors only) Access points are monitored between April and October.

Other general access points for hand-carried boats include: ƒƒ On Lake Thoreau, the grassy area by the underpass at the intersection of South Lakes Dr. and Ridge Heights Road; ƒƒ On Lake Anne, the area at the north end of the dam at the intersection of Wiehle Ave. and Inlet Court; ƒƒ On Lake Newport, at the east end of the dam at the wooden dock.

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Boat Reminders ƒƒ

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oats (jon boats, canoes, B 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 or the equivalent of 80 pounds of thrust may be used.

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Inflatables must have three separate compartments and sidewalls. All boats are required to have a wearable flotation device for each passenger on board. All boats left in the water between November 1 and March 31 require a permanent mooring permit. Only lakefront owners may permanently moor a boat on Reston’s lakes. Individual clusters or condo associations, which own lakefront property, have specific rules regarding mooring boats consistent with RA rules and regulations. For more information, see Resolution 2: Lake Use Access in the Governing Documents. If you see an abandoned boat floating around or you have lost your boat on our lakes, call Watershed Specialist Will Peterson at 703-435-6535 to help track it down.

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