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CONTENTS

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Digital version available online@www.reston.org

INSIDE

Affordable Senior Housing Comes to Reston

MEMBER SERVICES

BY JESSICA BIGGER As Reston’s older adults age, there has become an increasing need for affordable housing. Hunters Woods at Trails Edge will allow older adults to stay connected to Reston.

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Welcome to Reston and FAQ Covenants Workshop

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Registration Info

POOL & TENNIS PASSES 46 47

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RA Members Non-members

PROGRAMS & EVENTS 48 55 56 58 66 72

Reston for a Lifetime Helps Older Residents Stay Connected to Their Community BY JESSICA BIGGER Learn about Reston for a Lifetime (R4L) and how you can create a Neighbors Helping Neighbors program for your neighborhood.

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

FACILITY RENTALS 80 82

RA Picnic Pavilions RA Community Buildings

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84 Volunteer Opportunity 84 2016 Volunteer Reston Service Awards 88 Environmental Opportunity 92 Corporate Team Building With a Difference

Reston: Home Through the Decades BY SHELLEY MASTRAN One should be able to grow up, go to school, get a job, start a family, raise a family and grow old — all in Reston.

BOARD AND GOVERNANCE 94 95

Board Actions Board of Directors

INFO AND RESOURCES 96 97 98

On the Cover: Active seniors in the community Photographer: Sean Bahrami

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PERSPECTIVES

ON THE STREET

08 Letter From RA Board President 10 Reston for Generations 14 Civic Engagement 16 Protecting Reston Seniors 18 The Golden Years in Reston

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A Perfect Smile at Any Age A New Perspective The Gleaning Program

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AROUND RESTON 30 36 38

There’s an Art to Aging in Place in Reston Brown ̓s Chapel Pavement Sealcoats: Environmental and Health Risks

RA Common Area Fishing and Boating Facilities and Map


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RESTON VOLUME 8 | NUMBER 3

PUBLISHER

DESIGN & PRODUCTION

Sherri Hebert RA President Board of Directors

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PHOTOGRAPHER

Mike Leone mike@reston.org

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COPY EDITOR Kathy Bush Leslie Siegmund

CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS Bob Haukness, Kristina Alcorn, LeRoy Wallin, Sammy Monaghan, Rick Morgan, William O'Brien

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COMMUNITY CONTRIBUTORS Astrid Tisseront, Bonnie Haukness, Cathy Hudgins, Doug Britt, Gerry Connolly, Janet Rems, Jessica Bigger, Ken Plum, Kristina Alcorn, Madison Evans, Marnie Schaar, Rebecca Gates, Shelley S. Mastran

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

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Letter From RA Board President Greetings, fellow Restonians,

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y name is Sherri Hebert, and I am thrilled to be serving as your Reston Association (RA) board president. I thought I would use this opportunity in Reston magazine to introduce myself to you and to share some of the goals that I would like to accomplish while leading RA.

One thing I think we can all agree on is that Reston truly is a great place to live. I love living in Reston and being involved in our community to make it the best it can be. We can probably also agree that we need to protect what we value as Restonians. Personally, I value our green space, trails, recreational facilities and the suburban feel of our community. I am not opposed to development or redevelopment as long as the key principles of Reston are respected. As a triathlete, I appreciate the 50-meter Lake Newport pool and the miles of trails that have helped me prepare for the two marathons I have completed alongside my friend and South Lakes District Director Julie Bitzer. This summer I will take up a new challenge — tennis. I apologize in advance if I hit the ball into your court. I enjoy golfing, biking and just being outside. Reston has so much to offer and so much to preserve and protect. As a bit of background, I moved to Reston in 2009 to take a position as the vice president and chief operating officer of a nonprofit, federal benefits plan. Before taking on this role, I proudly served in the United States Air Force in Germany during the Gulf War and spent 25 years in the federal government, most of that time at the National Security Agency. I do not shy away from hard work. While working full time, I achieved both my master’s degree and doctorate in Business Management. I also served as adjunct faculty at the University of Maryland for 13 years in the Business Management Department and for the Chicago School of Business Psychology in their doctoral program. Once I settled into the Reston LIVE, WORK, PLAY, GET INVOLVED lifestyle and stopped teaching, I got involved in my cluster and served on the Bentana Woods Cluster Association Board for 5+ years. The Tall Oaks redevelopment project caught my attention as I, and many others, worked to preserve the Village Center concept. I knew then I wanted to join the Reston Association Board of Directors. Now as your board president, I have a few goals that I would like to accomplish: ƒƒ Develop a sustainable budget that does not significantly increase assessments ƒƒ Ensure maintenance of current assets are funded before taking on new projects ƒƒ Implement internal controls through the Fiscal Committee ƒƒ Assess the workflow between the board and committees to ensure we optimize precious volunteer time ƒƒ Work to develop a partnership with Fairfax County and the Fairfax County Hunter Mill District supervisor that results in dialogue on all issues affecting Reston Of course, I can’t achieve these goals alone. You have elected an awesome Board of Directors, and we, through the accomplishment of these goals, hope to gain your confidence and inspire more members to get involved. Again, thank you for the opportunity to serve in this leadership role. See you on the courts,

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BY CATE L. FULKERSON, RESTON ASSOCIATION CEO

ost longtime Restonians are familiar with our community theme “Live, Work, Play and Get Involved.” What some folks may not know, however, is that those words have a profound meaning for all who call Reston home, no matter what age they are. Along with my peers who graduated from South Lakes High School in 1985, in the next five years I will have the honor of graduating to the “55+ Club.” As we prepare ourselves for this new chapter in life, we are beginning to take care of our aging parents and relatives, an important and difficult task in this ever-changing world. I am learning much about the needs that surround aging in place and becoming more aware of a wide variety of short- and long-term health care options, while at the same time redoubling my own efforts to exercise more and eat properly so that I can be in a healthier state at age 75 for my daughter than my relatives are for me now. But these are just some of the issues surrounding the topic of aging in place.

THIS ISSUE OF RESTON MAGAZINE HIGHLIGHTS A WIDE ARRAY OF COMMUNITY EFFORTS TO ENSURE OLDER RESIDENTS WHO WANT TO STAY IN RESTON ARE ABLE TO DO SO IN A MANNER THAT MAKES LOGISTICAL AND FINANCIAL SENSE TO THEM AND THEIR FAMILIES.

Robert E. Simon Jr., Reston’s founder, had a vision that promoted inclusiveness. Reston was not formed as a place only for the young or wealthy. Simon saw Reston as a special place where people who first settled here in the 1960s could choose to stay for the remainder of their lives, without fear of being displaced. As various articles in this edition of Reston Association’s

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quarterly magazine describe, creating an environment to achieve Simon’s goal has required multifaceted partnerships in which organizations, government agencies and individuals have played key roles. In the article titled “Affordable Senior Housing Comes to Reston,” you will learn about a 10-year effort to build a retirement community that offers continuing care for folks who are 65 years old or older. Ground was broken earlier this year for the senior development, which will provide housing units for independent, assisted and special-needs living. There are many day-today tasks younger generations take for granted that older generations are beginning to struggle with. For example, getting the mail, shopping for groceries or making minor home repairs are essential

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activities that many are used to tackling independently but now have to ask for help to complete. In Reston, several organizations, along with Fairfax County agencies, have been working to form various programs, such as Neighbors Helping Neighbors, to fill in the gaps so residents are able to remain in their Reston homes. Take time to read the article “Reston for a Lifetime Helps Older Residents Stay Connected to Their Community” to understand more about all that is being done in Reston, how you can help or where to get help if needed. “Aging in place” is more than a concept in Reston. It is an expanding reality that is created by a caring community. Reston Association advocates for residents through our 55+ Advisory Committee, which advises the RA Board of Directors on how to enhance the general welfare

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and well-being of senior adults through the promotion and support of association programs and leisure activities. The committee may be comprises of representatives from Reston's senior living and/or health care centers such as Hunters Woods Fellowship House, Tall Oaks of Reston, Lake Anne Fellowship House, Sunrise Assisted Living, Thoreau Place, INOVA Health Care, Reston Hospital Center, and RA members who are 55 years and over. RA welcomes new volunteers to serve on the committee, which meets monthly. Reston is fortunate to have county agencies pitching in to assist seniors with transportation needs. In her article, Hunter Mill District Supervisor, Cathy Hudgins, outlines options for mature residents who may not want to drive themselves to and from medical appointments.

Hudgins also describes the access residents have to cultural and recreational activities in Reston. As Hudgins said, there is an “additional spirit of welcoming for those of mature stature” in Reston. Mature residents are a valuable community resource. We hope you enjoy this issue of Reston magazine and find resources that will grant you and your family members the ability to stay in Reston for a lifetime. Investing in how we care for each other now will have a profound and beneficial impact on the next generation of Restonians. Cate L. Fulkerson, Reston Association CEO, is a 40-year resident of Reston and regular user of RA’s recreation facilities. She is committed to making Reston the best place to live for a lifetime.


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Civic Engagement R BY KEN PLUM

eston has the most engaged citizens of any community I know. Yet, in these most recent times of political unrest and concern, many people who may not have been involved in the past are asking “what can I do?” Never in our already engaged community have I heard so many people asking that question. For some there is a qualifier: They do not want to get involved in “politics.” As an elected official I am always disappointed in that mindset, but I hope an aversion to politics does not keep anyone from voting. This year — as every year — is an election year in Virginia. The Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General and all members of the House of Delegates will be chosen this year. The persons who are elected make a significant difference in the issues that are being widely discussed. Becoming engaged in civic affairs does not necessarily

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NEW ORGANIZATIONS ARE BEING FORMED IN RESPONSE TO THE STRONG PUBLIC DEMAND OF PERSONS WHO WANT TO BECOME ENGAGED.

mean becoming involved in political activities and certainly not in partisan politics. Reston has a broad range of volunteer opportunities for helping to protect the values of our community and our way of life. New organizations are being formed in response to the strong public demand of persons who want to become engaged. Herndon-Reston Indivisible is attracting several hundred individuals to its monthly meetings with guest speakers including officeholders and candidates. For those who do not want to start from scratch, there are a number of effective nonprofit community

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organizations that have been working on social justice issues for years and that welcome new blood and talent to their organizations. The League of Women Voters has provided leadership in a strictly nonpartisan way for many years that continues today. The American Association of University Women does outstanding work in examining and responding to issues. Faith communities are involved in social justice concerns including the Virginia Interfaith Center that works with many denominations, Social Action Linking Together (SALT), which comes out of the Catholic Church, the Jewish Community Relations Council and the All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS). Some groups focus on a particular issue. Ending gun violence is supported by Moms Demand Action, the Brady Campaign, Everytown USA, the Reston-Herndon Alliance to

End Gun Violence and others. Equality issues get the attention of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), National Organization of Women and Equality Virginia. Immigration issues are the concern of the New Virginia Majority and the Centreville Immigration Forum. There are dozens of other groups whose members are engaged in the life of their community. Civic engagement is a natural evolution of a community whose founder, Robert E. Simon, put such an emphasis on community values. If you have difficulty finding a group with whom you can volunteer, send me an email at kenplum@aol.com with your interests. I will send you a list with lots of options you can explore. Delegate Plum represents the 36th District, including all of Reston, in the Virginia House of Delegates.


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Protecting Reston Seniors B BY GERRY CONNOLLY

ob Simon had a vision of a community where people lived and grew old in one place. It was a vision of a community where each and every member had roots and was able to live a full and productive life. A community where everyone chipped in. It is what defines Reston today, and it is what we tried to expand throughout Fairfax County. In Northern Virginia we are blessed to have an older population that is more economically stable, better educated, and more diverse than their counterparts statewide or nationally. We also skew toward the younger end of the senior demographic, between 65 and 74 years of age. While our share of seniors locally may be smaller than the statewide and national averages, we are seeing more older residents choosing to age in place, to stay near their family and friends, to volunteer and share their talents or to simply enjoy retirement in the community they call home. Over the next 15 years, our senior population is expected to grow by 76 percent. That’s 50 percent more than the projected growth rate nationally. This means that, as a community, we need to prepare for additional health care, transportation and economic considerations that will need to be made to not only accommodate but also encourage seniors to remain a vibrant part of our community. Fairfax County long ago

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AS A COMMUNITY, WE NEED TO PREPARE FOR ADDITIONAL HEALTH CARE, TRANSPORTATION AND ECONOMIC CONSIDERATIONS THAT WILL NEED TO BE MADE TO NOT ONLY ACCOMMODATE BUT ALSO ENCOURAGE SENIORS TO REMAIN A VIBRANT PART OF OUR COMMUNITY.

recognized this fact. During my tenure as Chairman of the Board of Supervisors, we developed the 50+ Initiative and crafted a comprehensive plan that addressed many areas of concern to the senior community, including transportation, health care, housing and maintaining community engagement. Our goal was to create an atmosphere like the one Bob Simon envisioned for the entire county. An agingfriendly community that allowed our citizens to “age in place” while continuing to give back to their communities. We expanded taxi services and senior center resources. We partnered with George Mason University for senior educational opportunities. And we launched innovative mentorship programs so that seniors could help guide

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tomorrow’s workforce. Unfortunately, President Trump’s budget would threaten our project. I believe this budget constitutes one of the starkest proposals I have seen in Congress, and one that would be a unilateral retreat on so many of our shared values. Now is not the time to make draconian cuts to the federal budget or reduce resources. The programs and services that are threatened by the President’s budget are many, but I want to take a moment and focus on the potential impacts to our seniors. Cuts to programs like the Community Development Block Grants will negatively impact our ability to further Bob Simon’s vision. While they may be convenient targets for budget hawks, programs like Meals on Wheels provide invaluable opportunities and services, not only for the individuals who rely on those services but for the senior citizens who so often volunteer their time to staff them. And in addition to kicking 24 million Americans off their health insurance, the Republican repeal of the Affordable Care Act would have hit our seniors particularly hard. For example, the average premium for a 60-year-old in Fairfax County would have increased $5,990 per year. It would have also threatened the progress we’ve made in closing the Medicare prescription drug “donut hole,” which saved seniors in Virginia more than $1,100 on drug costs in 2015. It is unfair and inherently unjust for those who have

contributed the most to our community to be asked to bear the highest burden. Throughout my time in Congress, I have fought to ensure that our seniors are able to continue to live full and productive lives in their community, and you can count on my voice always fighting for you. Congressman Gerry Connolly represents Virginia’s 11th District, which includes Reston. A former chairman of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, he serves on both the Oversight and Government Reform and Foreign Affairs committees.


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The Golden Years in Reston BY CATHY HUDGINS

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ccording to seniorresource.com, “Some 70 percent of seniors spend the rest of their life in the place where they celebrated their 65th birthday.” I know where I wanted to commemorate my milestone birthday. And I did, right here, in Reston. You may be wondering why I am so convinced that this community is the best location for me to age in place, so allow me to tell you my three reasons.

SENIORS VALUED AS A COMMUNITY RESOURCE

Reston values all its residents, of course, but there is an additional spirit of welcoming for those of mature stature. Community organizations embrace seasoned advice, input and expertise. Opportunities to participate and volunteer, whether through the Reston Community Center, Reston Association’s Volunteer Reston program, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), Cornerstones, Herndon-Reston FISH, the Reston Regional library and English as a Second Language program, abound. These activities are fueled by seniors as a significant part of the Reston tradition. Anyone who gets bored here just isn’t interested.

FREE TIME AND ITS POSSIBILITIES

From its very beginning, Bob Simon planned Reston to offer the widest choice of opportunities … for the full use of leisure time. With the agreement and assistance of the development community, Fairfax County, Reston Community Center and Reston Association, to name a few, residents young and old can enjoy cultural, environmental and recreational facilities galore. Generally, at an accessible cost or free.

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independently and comfortably, regardless of age, income or ability level.” Since I am currently the chair of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Health, Housing and Human Services Committee, I feel a great affinity for the aging in place notion. Guess what — Reston is that place for me to enjoy my golden years. How about you? 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.

There are great multimodal options for those who don’t or won’t drive, like the SmartTrip Senior discount Metro and bus service, the NV Rides with volunteer drivers from various Fairfax County agencies and area nonprofits, Seniors-onthe-Go taxi service, Fastran transportation to connect you with Fairfax County sponsored Therapeutic Recreation Services, Critical Medical Care program or Senior Centers, and don’t forget our marvelous network of trails to enjoy a stroll or jog. Finally, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention defines aging in place as “the ability to live in one’s own home and community safely,

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Give Yourself A Perfect Smile At Any Age Y BY ASTRID TISSERONT

ou’re never too old to look great and feel your best. Many people think that if you haven’t corrected your teeth by your teens, you’ve missed your chance. But that’s simply not true. With more and more people hitting the 100-year old mark, it’s an investment in yourself that is hard to ignore. Orthodontic technology has advanced by leaps and bounds, and it’s time to get the word out that no matter your age, investing in a fabulous smile has never been easier! “I’ve always been bothered by my teeth, and I generally don’t show them in photos.” Sound familiar? Your smile can dramatically affect how people view you. We inevitably judge a person by how they look, and a great smile can light up a room and immediately give people warm feelings about you. Competing against 20-somethings in the job market? One thing you can do now is give yourself a beautiful smile! Improving your smile can help you be more successful in your business relationships and can even make you seem more trustworthy. Are you in sales, or do you speak in front of audiences? An attractive smile can help you convey seriousness in the message you are giving and the product you

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ORTHODONTIC TECHNOLOGY HAS ADVANCED BY LEAPS AND BOUNDS, AND IT’S TIME TO GET THE WORD OUT THAT NO MATTER YOUR AGE, INVESTING IN A FABULOUS SMILE HAS NEVER BEEN EASIER!

are selling. A great smile allows your customers to focus on you and what you have to say and not just on your crooked teeth! Suddenly finding yourself back in the dating game? Improving your smile can help you be more successful in your personal relationships. Improving your smile can knock 10-20 years off of how old you appear! Improving your smile will also boost your self confidence and improve your own outlook on life! There are other important reasons to fix your smile….

UNEVEN WEAR

One slow-progressing but damaging effect of crooked teeth can be uneven wear of your teeth. Every time you bite, your upper teeth come in

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contact with your lower teeth, therefore if your teeth do not fit together properly, then each time you chew that delicious pizza from Vapiano’s, some teeth may work overtime and wear prematurely. This constant contact can slowly wear away your teeth, much like the slow process of erosion. This can lead to teeth being literally worn down to the dentin, which can eventually lead to cracks and eventually a root canal and/or loss of a tooth. You may already notice small hairline fractures appear, and this is all due to an imperfect bite and tooth position. Improving your bite and smile is an investment well worth making now and is definitely less expensive than dealing with root canals,

crowns and implants down the road.

PERIODONTAL DISEASE

You’ve heard of gum disease, and you may have also heard that gum disease is bad for your health. Crooked teeth are much more difficult to clean, and they may have corners you cannot reach unless you have a professional cleaning. And even then, keeping them clean between cleanings can be next to impossible. This may lead to inflamed and bleeding gums due to bacterial infection, or periodontal disease. It is possible for the bacteria from your bleeding gums to travel in your bloodstream and to your heart and other organs. Therefore, straightening your


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There is no age limit for orthodontic treatment. Today, with the multitude of invisible options available to straighten your teeth, there’s no reason not to seek an expert to improve your smile!

STEPHANIE DECIDED IT WAS TIME TO GIVE HERSELF A BEAUTIFUL SMILE. THE DIFFERENCE IS DRAMATIC AND BEAUTIFUL.

smile can directly affect your entire body’s overall health! Even if you had braces as a teen, you may not have your retainer any longer, and in general, as we get older teeth tend to shift naturally. Bottom teeth will start to crowd, even if they were straight all of your life. This is another reason why we see more and more adults seeking orthodontic treatment — now there are great options available when those bottom teeth start to get crowded!

HEADACHES/TMJ

Those headaches you’ve been experiencing for the last 10 years? It is entirely possible that your misaligned bite may have something to do with it. Crooked teeth that result in an improperly aligned bite can cause you to clench/chew in a position that is unnatural, and this can result in TMJ and headaches. Frequently, once your bite is aligned and your teeth fit together more comfortably and naturally, headaches disappear and/or are alleviated.

WHAT OPTIONS DO I HAVE?

You still may be thinking to yourself there is no way on this earth I am getting braces at age 55. But in this day and age, there are invisible options available

that are not as noticeable as traditional metal braces.

INVISALIGN – A removable option

Advances in technology have made a few options available we simply did not have when we were kids: Invisalign was first introduced to the public in May of 2000. Invisalign uses a series of clear aligners that look like retainers to gradually straighten your teeth. How do they move teeth? By ‘grabbing’ ahold of a few teeth using clear bumps or buttons glued on the outside surface of the teeth. Invisalign’s one major advantage is that the aligners are removable. As long as you wear your aligners 22 hours a day, they will be effective. Invisalign does not have the capacity to fix every problem in orthodontics. It is next to impossible to ‘rotate’ cylindrical teeth or ‘tip’ certain teeth, and there is no guarantee you won’t end up in braces anyway to fine tune your smile at the end of treatment. Booking a complimentary consultation with an orthodontist will quickly let you know if you are a candidate for this type of treatment, or if there is a different one that might be better for your particular case.

Clear Braces – Another discreet alternative

Clear ceramic braces are another option that are definitely less noticeable than metal braces. Clear braces are made of a ceramic material and are glued to the outside surface of your teeth. The drawback of clear braces for business professionals is that you may worry after eating what might be caught in your braces. You’ll need to carry a toothbrush and floss. You’ll need to stay away from curries and artificial colors, too. These can stain the clear rubber bands holding the wire onto your brackets. Although this may not seem ideal, this is going to be the least costly of the three invisible options you have.

LINGUAL BRACES – The truly invisible alternative Lingual braces have been around for much longer than Invisalign, however, they have not always been easy for the patient or the doctor to work with. Lingual means “tongue side” and lingual braces are placed on the inside surface of your teeth, or the surface closest to your tongue. It is only recently that lingual braces have benefited from huge advancements in technology and are now not only much more comfortable

for the patient, but they are substantially easier for the doctor to work with. That is not to say that lingual braces are easy; you must seek an orthodontist who has experience with lingual braces and understands the subtle differences in movement he/ she will experience when working with braces placed on the inside surface of the teeth rather than the outside surface. Today, there is a website to point you in the right direction: MyLingualBraces.com, which has a listing of orthodontists across the country and into Canada who have extensive experience with lingual braces. Lingual braces are now the braces of choice for celebrities, professional athletes and public figures because of their discreet nature. They are also a great option for teens and any adult who simply does not want to show braces, period. With this option, no one needs to know you are wearing braces but you and your orthodontist! This is a sponsored article written by Astrid Tisseront, public relations coordinator for Tisseront Orthodontics. Tisseront Orthodontics specializes in orthodontics for children and adults.

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Affordable Senior Housing Comes to Reston T BY JESSICA BIGGER

RENDERINGS COURTESY OF ATLANTIC REALTY COMPANIES (ARC)

here are a significant number of residents who are 62+. Most raised their families here and many decided to stay, and some of their children moved back to be close to family. As Reston’s older adults age, there has become an increasing need for affordable housing. Back in 2007, Atlantic Realty Companies (ARC) had a vision to provide a retirement community that offered continuing care for adults 65 years and older. The company identified the former United Christian Parish property (2222 Colts Neck Road) located across from Hunters Woods Village

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Center as an ideal location. It took over 10 years before they started construction.“It’s been a long time coming,” said Larry Butler, Reston Association (RA) Senior Director of Parks, Recreation and Community Resources. ARC received initial land entitlement and consideration when they first bought the property.“They held off pursuing the project because they felt it wasn’t the right time due to market conditions. ARC resurrected the development project last year and found a partner to manage the senior living community,” said Butler. They finally broke ground in March of this year.

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The Hunters Woods at Trails Edge development is oneof-a-kind.“A continuing care retirement community really didn’t exist at that point in 2007. You’d find assisted living housing over here and healthy senior facilities over there, but not combined or intertwined,” said David Ross, President of ARC. The senior development will offer 210 units tota — 90 for independent living with 81 for assisted living beds, 15 for special needs beds and 24 dedicated to memory care beds. There will also be 20 percent of apartments set aside for lower income up to 70 percent AMI residents. ARC formed a

partnership with AEW Capital Management, who helped finance the project, and Integracare, a senior living management company based in Pittsburgh. AEW Capital Management has financed many senior housing projects throughout the country, and Integracare currently manages nine senior living communities throughout Pennsylvania and one in Maryland. The location of Hunters Woods at Trails Edge makes this development quite different from other retirement housing communities.“This site is an incredibly unique site as the Reston Community Center (RCC) is literally across the


HUNTERS WOODS AT TRAILS EDGE IS NEAR SHOPPING, PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION, THE TRAIL SYSTEM; IT’S JUST A WONDERFUL LOCATION AND WE’RE EXCITED THAT IT WILL BE ONE OF THE FIRST OF ITS KIND IN RESTON.” street. We’ve always viewed the RCC as a haven for older adults — a tremendous facility with a tremendous number of programs offered to the Seniors’ community,” said Ross. “What makes projects like this successful is location. Hunters Woods at Trails Edge is near shopping, public transportation, the trail system; it’s just a wonderful location and we’re excited that it will be one of the first of its kind in Reston.” This new project will allow older adults to stay connected to Reston.“Many seniors do not want to leave the community they have grown up in. Most senior living providers focus on residents being ‘part of the senior development community.’ People want to be part of the same community they have lived

in. Being near RCC, near nature trails – this is the chance to stay within the fabric of the greater Reston community,” explained Rick Irwin, CEO of Integracare. In addition to the surrounding amenities offered by Hunters Woods Village Center, ARC and Integracare are creating a state of the art facility that will include slightly larger apartments than most senior facilities offer, a fully stocked art studio, onsite social programs and classes, several dining areas and much more. Hunters Woods at Trails Edge will offer restaurant quality meals and a variety of choices for residents, including a gasfired open brick oven to make pizza and artisan bread.“Food is important to this community, so we want to make sure we are offering variety to our seniors,” added Irwin. In addition, the facility will offer some unique amenities, a bar and lounge, in the spirit of former distiller A. Smith Bowman, and a barbershop. “Older men are not accustomed to going to a salon, they are used to walking into a barbershop for a haircut,” added Irwin. There will also be a room that will cater to its male residents.“Kind of like a ‘man cave,’” added Irwin. The bar and lounge will add to the historical appeal of the neighborhood.

“Hunters Woods at Trails Edge sits on land that was part of a hunt club founded by A. Smith Bowman. Portions of Hunters Woods at Trails Edge will feature a Hunt Club theme and a bar/ lounge that will pay homage to the land history of Reston and feature drinks made with Bowman’s Virginia Gentleman Bourbon Whiskey,” added Irwin. Reston will also benefit from this new development project. ARC plans to build a new bus shelter on or near the property. The company has also contributed funds to improve the surrounding pedestrian pathways, including additional lighting and installation of six Life Trail exercise stations along the County trail. $20,000 will be used to make capital improvements to Walker Nature Center and $60,000 will go to improving the Colts Neck underpass. Cornerstones, a local organization that provides affordable housing, job training and placement and other support sees the new retirement development as an employment opportunity for residents. The senior facility will add 48 health care positions.“The company that is providing on-site services — they are deeply committed to ensuring residents in these facilities have quality care. Their goal is to find and recruit

employees who will care for its senior residents and want to be part of this community,” explained Kerrie Wilson, Cornerstones CEO. “Health care and the senior care industry are the fastest growing professions, and we’re hoping to work with local residents to help place them in these jobs,” stated Wilson. Since there is a need for senior housing, other development projects are currently in the works. One project being proposed is on a site off Sunrise Valley Drive. Another major redevelopment has been proposed across from the Reston Town Center Metro Station by JBG developers. They are currently working on rezoning for this project. Having several continuing care senior living residences throughout Reston gives families an additional option when it comes to extended care for their loved ones. To learn more about the Hunters Woods at Trails Edge and other projects being proposed, contact RA’s Parks, Recreation and Community Resources Department at 703-435-6530. Jessica Bigger is a freelance writer who lives in Reston.

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A New Perspective T BY BONNIE HAUKNESS, KRISTINA ALCORN AND MARNIE SCHAAR he 16th annual Reston Home Tour focuses on six homes whose owners have moved in within the last few years and whose homes have given them a new perspective on their life, their surroundings and in some cases their attitudes. We hope you will be inspired to see life from these varied perspectives and also enjoy a visit to the Reston Lake House on Lake Newport and the New Aperture Apartments by the Wiehle Ave Metro. Tickets to this oneday, self-guided event sell out quickly. To avoid disappointment, make your plans now. All proceeds benefit the Reston Historic Trust and the Reston Museum. This is Marnie Schaar’s first year heading up the Reston Home Tour, although she has had lots of help from former Chairperson Bonnie Haukness (10 years as chair!). Marnie Schaar is a Reston native and has been a Long & Foster Real Estate agent for 15 years. She is excited and honored to have been hand selected by Bonnie to take over heading up the tour. Bonnie Haukness has been selling homes in Reston for 40 years and chairing the Reston Home Tour since 2007.

Marnie Schaar grew up in Reston and has been selling Real Estate with Long & Foster, Inc. for 15 years. This is her first year in charge of he Reston Home Tour.

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SATURDAY OCT 14, 10 AM–5 PM TICKETS: $30 Available at: ƒƒ Reston Museum at Lake Anne and online at www.restonmuseum.org/hometour ƒƒ The Wine Cabinet at North Point ƒƒ Appalachian Spring in Reston Town Center ƒƒ Grace Reston Arts Center in Reston Town Center Visit www.restonmuseum.org or call 703-709-7700 for more information

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South Shore Road — Siegmund & Mathias

For Leslie Siegmund and Jack Mathias, it’s all about the view. The centerpiece of their midcentury home — a twostory vista of Lake Anne — wowed them the first time they walked in the door in late 2015. Visitors tend to have a similar reaction. Leslie and Jack were drawn to Lake Anne’s offerings, specifically modern homes. While initially discouraged by the extent of remodeling required, they kept coming back to the view. When the property remained on the market for several months after that first visit, they took it as a sign and bought it. Leslie and Jack have been renovating ever since.


Orchard Lane — Parnicky and Weber

A nagging feeling and the intervention of a friendly real estate agent led Karen and Steve to their dream house. Steve’s first impression was that the galley kitchen and multiple small rooms wouldn’t work for them. But Karen was charmed by the lake view, location and renovation possibilities. Once their offer was accepted, the real fun began—a year of design, construction, a thousand decisions, and, as Karen describes, “being a complete nuisance to our very patient neighbors.” She credits her contractors, who were patient, responsive, and skilled at out-ofthe-box thinking, for creating the home they love today.

Bromley Village Lane — Flitcroft and Barbour

Carolyn and Rob were perfectly happy in their Chadds Ford townhouse. But sometimes they mused about moving to a singlefamily home with a yard, a two-car garage, contemporary architecture and a bedroom and full bath on the main level. In the fall of 2015, Carolyn’s casual search of local listings revealed a home that checked each box. A subsequent tour of the Bromley Village Lane property revealed a beautifully renovated kitchen and bathroom, which sealed the deal. Carolyn loves art and has filled the house with original pieces, many by artists who attend GRACE’s Fine Arts Festival. Rob’s pieces, collected during years traveling all over the world for his job, are displayed throughout the house.

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Spyglass Cove — Zalles

Nicole and Mike Zalles had outgrown their 4-bedroom contemporary single family home in North Reston. Nicole wanted more room for their family and space to host large gatherings of their extended family. A causal conversation at her son’s soccer game yielded a tip on a property soon to go on the market. Mike initiated an offer right away. An older home in an established neighborhood, Nicole and Mike were pleased to find the previous owner had completed major remodeling throughout the house. While Nicole loves living in Reston, she dreams of one day having a beach house in Rehoboth, hence the soothing beach vibe she’s created.

Hemingway — McGurn

Terry and June combined two households when moving to Hemingway in 2014. They had an eventful three years, fully remodeled the kitchen and master bath. Three weeks after the completion, they had a fire that started on the deck, destroyed the back of the house and caused major damage to the rest of the house. They loved the neighborhood, so were sure they wanted to rebuild and remain there. The necessity to completely rebuild the townhome provided the opportunity to re-craft the interior exactly to their liking. Terry and June have begun the long process of filling this new home with memories and hope you enjoy their progress so far.

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Stratford House — Reynolds

After 52 years of marriage, Karen and Alan Reynolds decided it was time to downsize from their empty nest on Belcastle Court in North Reston. They headed south, to a condo in Naples, Florida. But missing their friends and all they love about Reston brought them back to the Stratford house, at least part time. Major renovations preceded their move in, they replaced existing flooring with hardwood throughout, they did complete bathroom renovations, and worked with a designer to paint the entire condo. They have a beautiful view from the 14th floor and a unique perspective of the Reston Town Center.

The Lake House

11450 Baron Cameron Ave, Reston, VA 20194 Lake House will be open on Tour Day from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

PHOTO BY SEAN BAHRAMI

The Lake House is a relative newcomer on the Reston amenities scene. Overlooking Lake Newport with walls of glass offering incredible views of the lake and park-like setting, this facility is sure to wow you! We hope you step out on the decks projecting over the water, for closeup views of Reston’s fall foliage, turtles, frogs and fish. Inside we will offer original artwork by local artists in various mediums. Top off your visit with a “Taste of Autumn” in these gorgeous surroundings!

Aperture — A Flash of Brilliant Living From Reston's Local Builder, Chuck Veatch in Partnership with Bozzuto

This new apartment building, within a stone’s throw of the Silver Line, is an unexpected haven, overflowing with natural light, forward-thinking amenities and a sense of community that radiates warmth. You’ll be dazzled by the sparkling saltwater pool, the pet play area, an outdoor kitchen, yoga space and the curated artwork throughout featuring photography from Nature’s Best Photography and a custom bronze and stainless steel sculpture by Reston native Zach Oxman.

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The Gleaning Program E BY REBECCA GATES

PHOTOGRAPHY BY RICK MORGAN

ver wonder what happens to the vegetables left at the garden plots? Have you ever had so many tomatoes that you just couldn’t eat them before they went bad? The heart of the Gleaning Program is to save produce from being wasted at RA’s community gardens and get it to the Embry Rucker Community Shelter. The name of this program is a little odd, but it comes from a program that has been around since 2013 in Keene, New Hampshire, where I spent last year going to school for Environmental Studies at Antioch University New England. To glean means to gather leftover produce after a harvest. In Keene, there is a non-profit organization called the Community Kitchen, which provides daily meals for free to anyone in need throughout the community. The Community Kitchen decided to create a gleaning program with the mission being,“principally to capture fresh, locally grown produce which is at risk of being wasted, usually due to overproduction for the market” (thecommunitykitchen.org). Their gleaning coordinator plans and implements volunteer events on local farms, where the volunteers simply harvest all of the produce that was not financially worth harvesting for the market. That way they save thousands of pounds of produce from rotting and provide it to those in need through the Community Kitchen. We’re using this concept

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but scaling it down to fit our garden plots in Reston rather than the large farms in New Hampshire. To do this we first identified the time in the garden plots when the most food gets wasted, which is usually when gardeners go on vacation, aren’t able to garden due to medical reasons, or in September or October when gardeners clean up their plot before their plants have stopped producing. Instead of letting that food rot on the vines or get thrown into the compost piles, we’re offering the service of volunteers who will help care for the garden plot while gardeners are unable. These volunteers will water the plants, weed the plot and harvest whatever ripens during this time. The harvest will then be directly donated to the Embry Rucker Community Shelter so that fresh, healthy food is brought to community members who are in need. We’ve had a similar program in the past through the RA gardens, but we haven’t scaled it up to this size yet. Previously gardeners were just encouraged to donate extra produce to the shelter on their own, and many did. Now we’re offering the extra incentive of having a volunteer care for their plot while they can’t, so we can increase the amount of food getting to the shelter and reduce weediness at the garden plots at the “end of summer.” The Reston community gardens are an extension of Reston’s commitment to environmental stewardship.

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Every year Reston Association rents over 350 garden plots to RA members at five different garden locations throughout Reston. These garden plots range from 50 to 600 square feet and are each individually cared for by an RA member. All of the garden plot locations are along the Williams Gas pipeline that runs through Reston on its way from Texas to New York. The area over the gas pipeline must always be kept free of trees or large structures so that nothing interferes with the underground pipeline, meaning most of it is simply parking lots or open grassy fields. In an effort to maximize the potential of this open space, RA in the 1960s decided to build garden plots above the pipeline. These plots are in full sun, giving gardeners a great space for growing sun-loving flowers, fruits and vegetables. The garden plots offer gardeners free wood chips, leaf mulch from the I-66 Transfer

Station and free horse manure from a local stable. In addition, there are compost bins on site for garden waste that are open to all RA members to drop off their organic kitchen waste. This year, the community gardens are beginning the new Gleaning Program to cut down on wasted produce and get the produce into the hands of those in need in Reston. Hopefully you’ve seen the RA garden plots along the roadways as you’ve driven through Reston. By now everyone’s tomatoes, peppers, corn, squash, beans and other summer plants are all in the ground and thriving. Soon the harvest will be overflowing for many gardeners and hopefully the donations to Embry Rucker Community Shelter will be, too. If you’re interested in having an RA garden plot or volunteering with our Gleaning Program, email gardenplots@ reston.org. Rebecca Gates is the Environmental Resource Field Worker at RA, a graduate student at Antioch University New England, a new Reston resident, and an avid gardener.

Reston Association Community Gardens

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THIS YEAR, THE COMMUNITY GARDENS ARE BEGINNING THE NEW GLEANING PROGRAM TO CUT DOWN ON WASTED PRODUCE AND GET THE PRODUCE INTO THE HANDS OF THOSE IN NEED IN RESTON.

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There’s an Art to Aging in Place in Reston R

BY JANET REMS PHOTOS COURTESY OF RESTON ART GALLERY AND STUDIOS, PUBLIC ART RESTON AND GREATER RESTON ARTS CENTER estonians are famous for aging in place. The 53-year-old planned community’s diversity of housing readily allows people to scale up or down, depending on their various stage-of-life needs. As much as housing choice, perhaps even more, it is the expansive lifestyle that Reston affords — natural, cultural and otherwise — that keeps its residents here and frequently brings them back after they leave. For visual artist Pat Macintyre, who first moved to Reston in 1967 and, except for a sojourn in Colorado, still happily and productively lives here, a major lure was its fullspirited commitment to beauty and the arts as an integral part of the community’s cultural life. Five decades later, Macintyre, now 75, remains thrilled with her family’s “deliberate” choice of a place to live. “Reston is a wonderful place for artists and art lovers,” she said in a recent conversation. “The spirit of the people who choose to live here is unique, and you couldn’t live in a more beautiful place. Many [of those early residents] not only bought art but made art; they were creators as well as consumers.”That remains true today. A self-described “art activist,” too, Macintyre’s life

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as a 55-plus resident of the community continues to be enriched and invigorated by her multidimensional involvement in the area’s arts scene. “Whether it’s performing or visual arts, it energizes my spirit, keeps me healthy and young,” she enthused. “And carrying easels is good for your physical sense. It also gives you something to think about, keeps you sharp.” Thinking back to her family’s earliest days in Reston, Macintyre recalled with some amusement how as a visual artist she was mightily impressed by all those homes with blank white walls and tall cathedral ceilings “just crying out to be filled with paintings, big paintings.” Macintyre — who became the owner of the artist cooperative Reston Art Gallery (RAG) and Studios in Lake Anne Village Center in 1986 and continues to own it — further pondered the ways Reston founder Robert E. Simon, early on, followed through on his principle that “beauty, structural and natural, is a necessity of the good life.” In addition to incorporating public art into Lake Anne Village Center, Simon, she recalled, established a coffeehouse, The Foundation, where artists could get together, share ideas and

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display their art. And in the late 1970s, following in Simon’s footsteps, the late Rev. Embry Rucker, a dedicated and wellknown civic activist, developed the Common Ground Coffeehouse, another favorite community-gathering place. It was Rucker who convinced Macintyre to purchase RAG. The space that RAG occupies and where Macintyre has her own art studio also was intentionally designed by Simon to be a gallery, and, like The Foundation, it is a place to “share artistic ideas.” Besides the cooperative, the gallery space once housed the Greater Reston Arts Center before it relocated to Reston Town Center. RAG’s original director, Peg Spann, became an influential mentor and role

model. “She painted until she was 90, and I hope I will, too,” said Macintyre, who is an active supporter — with her time, talent and treasure — of an impressive number of Reston’s current arts groups as well as Arts Herndon, where she serves as that board’s vice president. In addition to RAG and the League of Reston Artists — which she founded in 1971 before passing it on to other more businessminded artists — another of Macintyre’s favorite visual arts organizations is Public Art Reston, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary. An active participant from its very beginning, Macintyre, a board member, said one of her initial reasons for becoming involved was simply “to have a say”


“THERE IS A LOT OF BAD ART OUT THERE. BUT RESTON HAS ALWAYS HAD BEAUTIFUL ART … AND I AM DELIGHTED [PUBLIC ART RESTON] IS STILL GOING DOWN THE PATH STARTED BY BOB SIMON. … IT’S ASTONISHING WHAT THEY HAVE ALREADY ACCOMPLISHED.” – PAT MACINTYRE, 75 LONGTIME RESTONIAN AND PROMINENT ARTIST AND ARTS SUPPORTER AND ACTIVIST

about her community’s new public art. “There is a lot of bad art out there,” she lamented. “But Reston has always had beautiful art … and I am delighted [Public Art Reston] is still going down the path started by Bob Simon. … It’s astonishing what they have already accomplished.” Plus, she said simply, “I try to make things happen. That’s what I do.” Jim Cleveland is another long-time Restonian, who is happily and productively aging in place. And like Macintyre, he

is locally renowned for making things happen, especially when it comes to developing and supporting the community’s arts resources. He, similarly, associates his ongoing enthusiasm for the arts with his own healthy aging. Describing himself as a “young 77” and citing Simon, who lived an energetic and engaged life until his death at the age of 101, as a role model, Cleveland said, “I feel as vital as ever mentally, perhaps more so … and I think art is essential. It enhances how you live, young or old, and I find it fascinating.” The former president of Mobil Oil’s Reston Land Corporation, which built Phase I of the Reston Town Center, Cleveland moved to Reston in 1969 but started working there in 1967 selling homes in the new planned community. Currently a member of the boards of both Public Art Reston and the Greater Reston

AGING AND THE POWER OF THE ARTS In 2001, the National Endowment for the Arts cooperated with The George Washington University Center on Aging, Health & Humanities to conduct a national study whose aim was to measure the impact of active participation in community-based cultural programs provided by professional artists on the general health, mental health and social activities of people age 65 and older. The professional artists were involved in the visual and literary arts, music and other cultural areas. Referred to as the “Creativity and Aging Study,” the project’s formal title is “The Impact of Professionally Conducted Cultural Programs on Older Adults.” After a year, those participating in cultural programs reported an increase in overall health, while those in the control group reported a decline. After two years, those in the cultural programs essentially reported stabilization in overall health, while those in the control group reported a decline. Participation in the cultural programs also had a more positive impact on morale. Its results, the study concluded, “point to powerful positive intervention effects of these community-based art programs run by professional artists … and a positive impact on maintaining independence.” This study may be found at www.arts.gov.

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GET ENGAGED One of the principles on which Reston was founded by Robert E. Simon is that residents should be able to have arts and cultural experiences close to where they live and work. More than just the “play” in Simon’s mantra that Reston is a place where you could “live, work and play,” engagement with the arts and culture has been proven to be central to positive and lifelong development. Among other things, it enhances creativity, productivity and the overall quality of life. Whether you are young or aging in place, the following is a sampling of mostly nonprofit Reston arts and cultural organizations where participation will keep you energized and engaged.

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Public Art Reston — Public Art Reston is a group of Reston civic and community organizations and leaders, which seeks to inspire an ongoing commitment to public art and create a new generation of artworks in Reston. It imagines public art throughout Reston that inspires the community and engages the mind and senses. In 2008, Public Art Reston adopted a Master Plan that outlines a vision for public art in Reston, key opportunities for new projects and an action plan for success. Visit www. publicartreston.org or call 703-880-1177. League of Reston Artists (LRA) — LRA is a group of diverse visual fine artists, photographers and supporters of the arts. It provides members with opportunities to develop and exhibit their creative accomplishments and provides the local community with opportunities to experience and appreciate a wide range of visual arts. Quarterly meetings

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Greater Reston Arts Center (GRACE) — Founded by artists in 1974 as a source of cultural enrichment for the new town of Reston, GRACE enriches community life by promoting involvement and excellence in contemporary visual arts. It provides a year-round program of contemporary visual art exhibitions, education programs for all ages and special events. GRACE is located at 12001 Market Street in Reston Town Center. Visit www.restonarts. org or call 703-471-9242.


Arts Center (GRACE), he said, “I’m proud of Reston and its commitment to the arts.” And reacting to whether his artsrelated contributions might be considered a legacy, he mused, “It’s a legacy that’s still going.” The president of the GRACE board of directors between 1990 and 1992, and a longtime active board member, Cleveland left for a short while but came back after “deciding I could contribute something.”The leader of GRACE’s successful 40Forward fundraising campaign and involved in its current biennial fundraising campaign, he said, “I love the direction that GRACE is now going … getting people from downtown D.C. and elsewhere to look westward, to look at Reston as a major arts destination that presents important exhibitions by national artists, too.” Exposure to the arts was a

vital part of his growing up years, Cleveland recalled, and it was during that time his deep appreciation for the arts was cemented. He credits his mother, an ardent consumer of all kinds of arts experiences herself, with making sure her son experienced them firsthand, too, frequently taking him to the opera, museums and theater wherever they lived or traveled. “I got quite an awakening,” he said, further suggesting that his appreciation of and active support for public art originated with the “fabulous” public art he saw while traveling in Europe with his mother. In addition, he sees his committed support of Public Art Reston as a natural extension of Simon’s own love of the arts. “Bob,” he stressed, “embraced public art for Reston from the beginning.” When he led the original

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Reston Community Center (RCC) — RCC’s mission is “to create positive leisure, cultural and educational experiences, which enhance the quality of life for all people living and working in Reston.” Its own programming includes performing and visual arts and other community events, aquatics, leisure and learning classes and facility rentals. It also helps fund the projects of other Reston arts organizations. Operations are supported by revenues from a special property tax collected on all residential and commercial properties within Small District 5. Visit www. restoncommunitycenter.com or call 703-476-4500.

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Reston Community Players (RCP) — RCP is an all-volunteer theater company. Its 2016-2017 Season marks RCP’s 50th Anniversary of providing theatrical experiences for the Reston community, and its final play of the season will mark RCP’s 200th main stage production. Visit www.restonplayers.org.

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development of Reston Town Center, Cleveland, an avid collector of fine crafts himself, ensured that public art was an integral part of the plan. For example, under his leadership, the beautifully imposing Mercury Fountain by sculptor Saint Clair Cemin was created in 1990, becoming both a Town Center and Reston landmark and favorite community gathering place. It was worldrenowned Cemin’s first public sculpture. Cleveland also was instrumental in negotiating the developer proffer that gave GRACE its Town Center space. A former board member of the Wolf Trap Foundation, which was honored this year with a Best of Reston Award for its Early Childhood STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Learning through the Arts Program, Cleveland applauds the similar active involvement of both

Reston Art Gallery and Studios — The Reston Art Gallery and Studios (RAG) is a privately owned artist cooperative in the historic part of Reston, Lake Anne Village Center. Its gallery is open to the public on Saturdays and Sundays from 12 to 5 p.m. Visitors may also make appointments to see the gallery or an individual artist on weekdays. Artists often work at the gallery in their studio space, and visitors may watch artists at work and talk to them about their process. Each month there is a rotating show in the main gallery room displaying one or more of the member artists’ works. New artists are juried into the gallery by member artists. A waiting list is kept for studio space. RAG is located at 11400 Washington Plaza West. Visit www.restonartgallery.com or call the gallery phone at 703-481-8156 during weekend hours or owner and director, Pat Macintyre, at 703996-8990 weekdays or 703-860-5554 evenings.

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GRACE and Public Art Reston in this education movement. “I feel art is important to the whole STEM or STEAM (the A stands for Arts) thing,” he said. “You learn through art and making art. … I see what [South Lakes High School art teacher] Marco Rando and his students are doing with Public Art Reston at Lake Thoreau; it’s so important technically and creatively.” Cleveland enthusiastically concluded, “Public Art Reston, GRACE, RAG, RCC (Reston Community Center), the Reston Chorale, I applaud them all. It’s what Reston is all about. Bob Simon’s founding principle says it all.” Janet Rems is chairman of Public Art Reston’s Communications Committee and secretary of the Greater Reston Arts Center's board of directors.

Reston Chorale — The 50-year-old Reston Chorale was established to “provide Western Fairfax County and the Greater Washington Metropolitan Area with the finest in choral music performance produced by amateur and professional musicians from the community.” Its mission is to promote community enjoyment of and participation in choral music. It was a 2017 Best of Reston nominee. Visit www. restonchorale.org or email info@RestonChorale.org

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Reston for a Lifetim Helps Older Residents Stay Connected to Their Community BY JESSICA BIGGER

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he percentage of Reston’s residents over the age of 65 has increased significantly over the last decade. Most residents 80 years and older prefer to stay in their homes but find certain basic tasks challenging, e.g., getting the mail, shopping for groceries, doing minor repairs or gardening. Although staying in one’s home, for many, is the most desirable option, there are trade-offs. On the one hand, older adults get to stay in the community in which they are most comfortable. However, independent and assisted living facilities provide many services right on-site: dining, transportation, assistance for

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basic needs, as well as medical services. So the question becomes…how do we help our aging adult community stay in the neighborhood they have lived in for decades? “Reston was founded as a multi-generational community over 50 years ago. Many moved to Reston for the kids and stayed for the parents,” said Sharon Canner who directs Reston for a Lifetime (R4L). “It was Bob Simon’s vision that it be possible for anyone to remain in a single neighborhood throughout his or her life without being uprooted.” Back in 2009, the county recognized the need to help older adults have access to basic services, not including

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medical, while still in their homes. Fairfax County Supervisor Cathy Hudgins organized a community forum to address the challenges Reston’s older adults face as they age. “The effort continued with a series of well attended forums , and working groups formed to look at the different service models to help older adults with basic needs,” said Canner. During this time the forum launched R4L (formerly known as Aging in Reston) to help address these issues and offer resources to the 55+ community. One aging-in-place model the forum looked at was a “community village” similar to the Beacon Hill Village model in Boston allowing

older residents to stay in their homes, as well as stay connected to their community. Most of these villages were fee-based. Each resident paid membership dues of $675 $975 annually. These dues paid for a village director who hired and organized volunteers to provide basic services. There are now 200 villages across the country; 18 in Virginia and the Metro DC area run by paid staff and volunteers, noted Canner. Many older residents in Reston liked the idea of establishing community villages but were apprehensive about paying an additional membership fee. Most already pay HOA or condo dues and Reston Association (RA) member dues.


BACK IN 2009, THE COUNTY RECOGNIZED THE NEED TO HELP OLDER ADULTS HAVE ACCESS TO BASIC SERVICES, NOT INCLUDING MEDICAL, WHILE STILL IN THEIR HOMES.

me There are several services already accessible: medical services, meal delivery services (Meals on Wheels) and a tremendous number of free or affordable social programs (classes, events, trips) through the Reston Community Center (RCC), Reston Regional Library and RA that cater to the 55+ community. So the next question asked…where are the gaps? What can the community do to provide beneficial services to older adults that do not overlap with services already available, and how can older residents help out in return? “We did a survey asking older adults what they needed help with,” mentioned Canner. Some of the needs on the survey included whether they would like someone to watch out for a package delivery, checking in on them from time to time, help

with minor repairs (light bulb change, lifting a heavy box, etc.), take in the mail or help with yard cleanup. Since a community village (fee-based) program was not an option, the forum brainstormed other ideas for a program that could offer some of the same benefits without the annual cost.“Neighbors Helping Neighbors,” an initiative advanced by the Fairfax 2014 50+ Community Action Plan was adopted. The idea is to bring younger and older neighbors together to help each other as needed. Not only would a younger neighbor help take in the mail, an older neighbor might help to babysit (very briefly) for a mom who needed to run a couple of quick errands or a neighbor might be called upon to drive someone to the emergency room. To make Neighbors

Helping Neighbors successful, one person (preferably several) in the neighborhood, townhome cluster or condo association serves as the organizer to get the ball rolling. “We have a pilot program at the Hillcrest Cluster in Reston. There is one person spearheading the program, but ideally we need three to four people to help share the work and expedite the effort,” added Canner. R4L is working on ways to connect with HOA and Condo association presidents to organize a Neighbors Helping Neighbors program in their own neighborhood.“We are also looking for volunteers (highlevel and creative thinkers) to help move this idea forward, i.e., how to reach and engage community members to establish their own Neighbors Helping Neighbors program,”

said Canner. If you are interested in creating a Neighbors Helping Neighbors program for your neighborhood or would like to volunteer your time to brainstorm ways on how to organize programs and get the community involved, visit www. restonforalifetime.org or email sharon.canner8@gmail.com.

Jessica Bigger is a freelance writer who lives in Reston.

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Brown,s Chapel B BY MADISON EVANS

rown’s Chapel, located in north Reston across from Lake Anne Plaza, is a gathering ground for many activities outdoors during the spring through the autumn months. It’s where most of us who are teenagers now probably went as children, attending camp over the summer when our parents wanted to get rid of us. Little did we know its aged walls contain a history of over 100 years. Originally built in 1879, on what is now known as Leesburg Pike, this chapel was a place of worship until closing in 1967 due to loss of numbers in the congregation. The Northern Virginia Methodist Board of Missions offered the Chapel to the Fairfax Historical Landmarks Preservation Commission for relocation of the building. They contacted Gulf-Reston, Inc., who were the Reston developers at that time.

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by Emery, and Herbert Brown, HL Cunningham, Thompson, Joe Wheeler, H. Cumberland, J. Bird, GW Bradley and JL Money.”This piece of history was made for us to be able to preserve the names of those who took part in the establishment of Reston and to appreciate what it has to offer. Madison Evans is a student at South lakes High School.

BROWN’S CHAPEL STRUCTURE BEING MOVED FROM LEESBURG PIKE TO BARON CAMERON.

In 1968, the chapel was moved to Baron Cameron where it remains today, as a recreational gathering spot for Reston camps and events. It features a basketball court, baseball field and picnic facilities. In 2014, a roof shingle

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was found that had the date and the names of those who reshingled it, which is now over 94 years ago. The writing on the shingle said “This chapel was reshingled the 29th day of July 1898 by Joseph Brown assisted


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

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Pavement Sealcoats: Environmental and Health Risks BY DOUG BRITT

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n Reston, homeowners take pride in the way their homes look and perform yearly maintenance including pressure washing the exterior, mowing and landscaping the yards and sealing the pavement. For each maintenance item, there are companies ready to provide a service right away. That is why it is important to know your options. Pavement sealcoats, sometimes called driveway sealers, are marketed to

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enhance the look of and protect driveway, parking lot and playground asphalt pavement. They consist of a black liquid that is typically painted or sprayed onto the pavement. However, they are not all made the same way, and some are safer than others. Sealcoat used in the western U.S. commonly contains asphalt, but sealcoat used in the eastern U.S. commonly contains coal-tar. The latter coaltar-based sealcoat typically contains 20 to 35 percent

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coal tar pitch (a byproduct of the steel manufacturing industry) containing about 200 different polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). These coal-tar-based sealants have about 1,000 times higher PAH concentrations than do asphalt-based sealcoat products. PAHs are of particular concern because of their potential harmful impacts on humans and the environment. They are persistent organic compounds, and several PAHs are known or probable human

carcinogens and toxic to aquatic life. Recent studies found that PAHs are significantly elevated in stormwater flowing from parking lots and other areas where coal-tar sealcoats were used. For example, one study found the amount of PAHs in stormwater runoff was 65 times higher from parking lots sealed with coal-tar sealant vs. stormwater from unsealed parking lots. Another study found that coal-tar sealcoat was the largest source of


PAHS ARE OF PARTICULAR CONCERN BECAUSE OF THEIR POTENTIAL HARMFUL IMPACTS ON HUMANS AND THE ENVIRONMENT.

PAHs to 40 urban lakes. In 2008 scientists from the USGS analyzed sediment samples collected from Reston’s Lake Anne and reported elevated PAH levels that they associated with coal-tar-based pavement sealers. The results of the USGS investigation found PAH concentrations in the most recently deposited sediment were about 18 mg/ kg. Concentrations above 22.8 mg/kg are expected to be toxic to benthic biota, the organisms living on the bottom of the lake. When vehicles are driven over treated pavement, friction from their tires grinds pavement sealcoat into small particles, which are incorporated into the dust on the pavement surface. Dust on coal-tar-sealed pavement contains PAHs at concentrations that are hundreds of times higher than those in dust on concrete or unsealed asphalt pavement. Some of that contaminated dust is washed into storm drains and finds its way into the sediment of stormwater ponds and urban lakes. Some dust is transported by wind, rain, and snowplows to nearby soil; and some is tracked into homes, where it becomes part of the house dust. We all consume soil and dust through what is called incidental (non-dietary) ingestion, when we put our hands or objects into our mouths. Incidental ingestion is a pathway to exposure to many chemicals, especially for children. For someone who spends their entire lifetime living adjacent to coal-tar-sealcoated pavement,

the average excess lifetime cancer risk has been estimated to be 38 times higher than the urban background exposure. More than one-half of the risk occurs during the first 18 years of life, and most of it (84 percent) is from ingestion of soil. As a consequence of these and other recent studies, several states and cities have taken action to ban or restrict the use of coal-tar-based sealcoat including Austin, Texas, Washington State, and Minnesota. As of 2015, three local governments in the Chesapeake Bay drainage have banned coal-tar pavement products: Prince George’s County, Montgomery County, and the District of Columbia. To date Virginia has not banned the sale nor restricted the use of coal-tar-based sealants, but Reston Association (RA) does not use the product on RA facility properties; and, major retailers such as Home Depot, Lowe’s, Ace and United Hardware have stopped selling coal-tar sealants. Alternatives to coal-tar sealcoat include pavement options such as pervious concrete, permeable asphalt and paver systems that do not require sealants. These types of pavements allow for stormwater to naturally infiltrate, or sink in, resulting in decreased runoff. The most common and cheapest alternative to coal tar sealcoat now on the market, however, is petroleum asphalt-based sealcoat. Asphalt sealcoats contain PAHs, but at as little as 1/1000th the PAH level of coal-tar-based sealcoats. Other alternatives such as Gilsonite®,

acrylic and agricultural oilbased sealers contain few or no PAHs, but they tend to be higher-priced and they have less of a performance track record than asphalt sealers. Even so, you should ask about these products and their effectiveness and cost as research and market conditions evolve. If your sealant contains coal-tar, then you can hire contractors to remove it safely via shot blasting. You can also coat over it with an asphaltbased product to keep the coaltar from leaching out. References: ƒƒ

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Doug Britt is a member of RA’s Environmental Advisory Committee.

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

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Reston: Home Through the Decades O BY SHELLEY S. MASTRAN ne of the seven principles around which Robert E. Simon, Jr., founded Reston is that there be a full range of housing styles and prices to allow varied groups of residents to stay in Reston throughout their lives. One should be able to grow up, go to school, get a job, start a family, raise a family and grow old — all in Reston. Obviously, one might move away for college, travel far and wide, and even temporarily live elsewhere, but the bulk of one’s life could be lived in Reston. A surprising number of Restonians are proof that this principle holds. There are those who came to the community in the 1960s and reside here still today. Laura and Carrol Thomas moved from D.C. to Reston in 1968 with their three children, living first near Hunters Woods, then in Chadds Ford. Although they lived both overseas and in Oakton for periods of time, they consider Reston home. When their children were grown, they bought a condo in Midtown when it opened and have lived happily there for 10 years. Says Laura, “Reston Town Center does what Robert Simon wanted it to do… (with) all kinds of people, all supportive of each other.” Lynn and Phil Lilienthal moved to Reston in 1967

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when their first child was nine months old. After renting in Colson Cluster for a year, they moved into a townhouse on Lake Anne, where they have resided to this day (with a brief stint overseas and two more children). As Lynn says, “this is home town for our children, a special place to live … with all the recreation we could want, friends, professional careers, and a place to serve.” Brian and Judy Forst moved to Reston with their first child in 1968 and bought a house in Hunters Woods. Their second child was born soon after. They have lived in the same house for nearly 50 years, having added 1,000 square feet with an art studio and music room about 20 years ago. Both Forsts have been very involved in the Reston community — Judy serving as executive director of GRACE and Brian helping to found the Reston Runners and the Masters Swim Team. Since their house is a rambler, they have no reason to think they cannot continue to live in it for years to come. There are also those who

ONE SHOULD BE ABLE TO GROW UP, GO TO SCHOOL, GET A JOB, START A FAMILY, RAISE A FAMILY AND GROW OLD — ALL IN RESTON.

grew up in Reston and are now raising their own families here. Steve and Katie Jones exemplify a couple who grew up in Reston (Katie from birth and Steve from age four) and came back after graduate school to settle down in Lakeport near South Lakes Village and raise their three children. Kristina Alcorn moved to Reston when she was six. Her family lived in Stratton Woods and then moved close to South Lakes High School. Kristina moved away for college but returned to Reston, near North Point, when she got married — as there is “no better place to raise kids.” She appreciates the “strong sense of community …(and)… wealth of recreational and cultural activities. Not to mention the sheer beauty of Reston.” It’s called “aging in place” — and Reston is, indeed, an ideal place to do it. Shelley S. Mastran is Chair of the Board of the Reston Historic Trust.

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

SPRING & SUMMER HOURS Monday-Friday 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.

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MEMBER SERVICES | NEW TO RESTON | QUESTIONS WELCOME TO RESTON

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

UPDATING YOUR WWW.RESTON.ORG ACCOUNT

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

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS I see the Lake House is now open. What kinds of activities can I rent it for? The Lake House on Lake Newport is an ideal venue for corporate functions and retreats, workshops and seminars, or small weddings and celebrations. The entire facility can accommodate up to 150 people or you can rent one of the two rooms separately for smaller groups. For more information and availability, go to www. restonwebtrac.org and click on the Facility Rentals quick link. Are there any guidelines about using Reston’s paths and natural areas? We welcome you to explore the 55 miles of paved and natural surface pathways winding through Reston’s open spaces. All trails are multi-use so users can expect to encounter walkers, joggers, bicyclists, wheelchairs and pathway maintenance vehicles. Please keep the following in mind: §§ Stay on the trails §§ Leave all plants and animals where you find them §§ Deposit all litter in trash or recycling containers or carry it out with you §§ Always keep pets on a leash and pick up their waste §§ No motor vehicles are allowed on the pathway system For a map of Reston, navigate to www.reston.org > Parks, Recreation & Events > Facilities, Maps, & Rentals > Reston Map.

What property changes require review and approval by RA and/or the DRB? Currently, most exterior alterations and additions, no matter how large or small, and including tree removal, require review and approval by either the DRB or the RA Covenants staff prior to implementation. To contact your property’s Covenants Advisor, go to www.reston.org and navigate to About Reston Association > Contact Us and click on RA Staff on the left side. You can also call Member Services to be put in touch with your advisor. Who maintains the roads in Reston? VDOT maintains most of the roads in Reston, although there are some roads within clusters that are cluster responsibility. RA does not maintain the roads. If you have a question about a specific road, please call the RA Central Services Facility at 703437-6658 for assistance, or go to www.virginiaroads.org, VDOT’s interactive mapping application.

HOURS OF OPERATION

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

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

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When do the pools close? RA’s last two pools close on September 24. The 2017 Pool Schedule can be found on www. reston.org by navigating to Parks, Recreation & Events > Aquatics, then, download the schedule from the right side of the page. How do I find out about volunteer opportunities in Reston? The easiest way to stay up to date on the latest volunteer events and opportunities is through our social media pages. Find us on Facebook as ‘Volunteer Reston,’ on Twitter @VolunteerReston, and on Instagram @volunteer_ assistant. You can also receive more information from our website or by emailing Ha Brock, Volunteer Reston Manager, at habrock@reston.org.

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Are the tennis courts locked, and do I need a key? RA’s 52 tennis courts are not locked. All 44 hard courts are open year round, and clay courts are open April-October, weather permitting. Please note that they are monitored by RA tennis department employees who will check for your membership card.

Facility inquiries: reservations@reston.org


2017 WORKSHOPS FOR RA MEMBERS MONTH

DATE

TIME

TOPIC

NOTE

SEPTEMBER

9/27/17

6:30 p.m.

Tree Management

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

OCTOBER

10/19/17

6:30 p.m.

Community Safety

Personal safety, fire prevention and home security during the holidays

NOVEMBER

11/9/2017

6:00 p.m.

Cluster Board Management

Best Practices for Cluster Board Management

DECEMBER

To register for a workshop, please email covenantsworkshops@reston.org

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EAGER TO SEE WHAT RA HAS

THIS SUMMER AND FALL FOR YOU?

Check Out Our Activities and Events

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WEBTRAC

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

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

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

STEP 2: SHOP FOR ACTIVITIES

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

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POOL & TENNIS PASSES

New for 2017

Purchase Pool & Tennis passes online at www.restonwebtrac.org, RA’s new online registration system. There’s still time to enjoy RA’s Pools and Tennis Courts! The last two pools are open until September 24 and tennis courts are open year-round, weather permitting.

POOL & TENNIS PASSES FOR RA MEMBERS Pool & Tennis Pass

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

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Tennis Key Tag $3 (For your convenience to attach to your tennis bag or key chain with purchase of a pass.)

Bring a Guest

Guest passes can be purchased at Member Services or onsite. Allows admittance of one guest, regardless of age, with pass-holder (household ID numbers must match). Season Long Guest Pass $40

Pre-Paid Punch Pass

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

One-day Guest Pass

On-site option, cash only Tennis $10 (Purchase from court monitor) Pool, Adult Guest $10 Pool, Child Guest $5

RESTON ASSOCIATION

12001 Sunrise Valley Drive Reston, VA 20191

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

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

Walk-in Purchase at Member Services ƒƒ

All members must be in good standing and provide proof of owning or renting a Reston Association property.

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

HOURS OF OPERATION Monday-Friday

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

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

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POOL & TENNIS PASSES FOR NON-MEMBERS Come play in Reston! We welcome non-RA members to enjoy our pool and tennis facilities throughout the year with varied amenities each season.

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

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

DID YOU KNOW?

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

PASS OPTIONS

TENNIS ONLY

POOL & TENNIS

DESCRIPTION

Individual Pass

$260

$370

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

Family Pass

$360

$530

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

GUEST OPTIONS

TENNIS ONLY

POOL & TENNIS

One-day Admission

$10

$10 Adult $5 Child

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

Five-punch Admission

$40

$40 Adult $20 Child

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

Season-long

$50

$50

DESCRIPTION

Admits one guest per entry. Household ID numbers on card holder and season-long guest passes must match.

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

$50

Family

$100

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

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

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AQUATICS & SAFETY 2017 POOL SCHEDULE POOL

OPEN SWIM TIMES Weekends

Weekdays

CLOSED DAY

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

June 24-August 13 Autumnwood Pool

11 am-7 pm

10 am-7 pm

Mon & Wed

Dogwood Pool

11 am-7 pm

11 am-7 pm

Tue & Thu

Glade Pool & Spa

11 am-7 pm

10 am-7 pm

Mon & Wed

Golf Course Island Pool

11 am-7 pm

11 am-7 pm

Mon & Wed

Hunters Woods Pool & Spa

11 am-8 pm

Noon-9 pm

Tue & Thu

Lake Audubon Pool

11 am-8 pm

11 am-7 pm

Fri

Lake Newport Pool

Noon-8 pm

Noon-8 pm

Fri

Lake Thoreau Pool & Spa

10 am-7 pm

Noon-5 pm

Mon & Wed

Newbridge Pool

Noon-7 pm

Noon-7 pm

Mon & Wed

North Hills Pool & Spa

10 am-7 pm

11 am-9 pm

Tue & Thu

Tue, Noon-7 pm

North Shore Heated Pool & Spa

11 am-7 pm

Noon-7 pm

Mon & Wed

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

Ridge Heights Heated Pool

11 am-7 pm

Noon-8 pm

Tue & Thu

Shadowood Pool

Noon-7 pm

Noon-7 pm

Tue & Thu

Tall Oaks Pool

Noon-7 pm

Noon-7 pm

Tue & Thu

Uplands Pool

10 am-7 pm

9 am-7 pm

Tue & Thu

Dogwood Pool

11 am-7 pm

11 am-7 pm

Tue & Thu

Glade Pool & Spa

11 am-7 pm

10 am-7 pm

Mon & Wed

Lake Newport Pool

Noon-8 pm

Noon-8 pm

Fri

Lake Thoreau Pool & Spa

10 am-7 pm

Noon-5 pm

Mon & Wed

North Hills Pool & Spa

10 am-7 pm

11 am-9 pm

Tue & Thu

North Shore Heated Pool & Spa

11 am-7 pm

Noon-7 pm

Mon & Wed

Ridge Heights Heated Pool

11 am-7 pm

Noon-8 pm

Tue & Thu

Uplands Pool

10 am-7 pm

9 am-7 pm

Tue & Thu

Thu, Noon-5 pm

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

August 14-20

MISSING SOMETHING? Reston pools collect thousands of Lost and Found items each season, and we would rather give them back to you than donate them. Please contact aquaticsinfo@reston. org with a description of the item(s) you believe was lost at the pool, and we will be in touch if it is found. All unclaimed items will be donated at the end of October.

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


2017 POOL SCHEDULE OPEN SWIM TIMES

POOL

Weekends

Weekdays

CLOSED DAY

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

August 21-27 Glade Pool & Spa

11 am-7 pm

10 am-7 pm

Mon & Wed

Lake Newport Pool

Noon-8 pm

Noon-8 pm

Fri

Lake Thoreau Pool & Spa

10 am-7 pm

Drop-In Fitness Only

North Shore Heated Pool & Spa

11 am-7 pm

Noon-7 pm

Mon & Wed

Ridge Heights Heated Pool

11 am-7 pm

Noon-8 pm

Tue & Thu

North Shore Heated Pool & Spa

11 am-7 pm

4-7 pm

Ridge Heights Heated Pool

11 am-7 pm

4-7 pm

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

August 28-September 24

Inclement Weather

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

Lightning

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

EXCEPTIONS TO POOL SCHEDULE Wednesday, July 19 Lake Newport Pool Sunday, July 23 *Various Saturday, July 29 Lake Newport Pool Sunday, July 30 *Various Sunday, August 6 Ridge Heights Pool Sunday, September 4 *Various

Early closing at 4 pm for RSTA IM Finals (rain date 7/20) Early closing at 5:30 pm for RSTA team parties (*Autumnwood, Glade, Golf Course Island, Hunters Woods,Lake Audubon, Lake Newport, North Hills, and Ridge Heights) Late opening at 2 pm for RSTA All-Stars Meet Early closing at 7 pm for Reston staff Lifeguard Event (* Hunters Woods, Lake Audubon, and Lake Newport) NOTE: Other pools close at their regularly scheduled 7 pm. Late opening at 1 p.m. for Reston Kids Triathlon Several pools may re-open for Labor Day (*North Shore and Ridge Heights will operate on weekend hours.)

Monday, September 4

Labor Day Pools operate on weekend schedule. Follow us on social media for announcements on additional pools to be reopened.

Sunday, September 24

End of pool season North Shore and Ridge Heights pools close for the season.

KEEP SWIMMING THIS FALL AND WINTER Reston Swim Team Association (RSTA) RSTA is an independent developmental league for swimmers 6-18 years old with multiple summer teams and a Winter Swim Program.

Practices held at the Reston Community Center. Information and Registration: www.rsta.org

Reston Masters Swim Team (RMST)

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

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AQUATICS & SAFETY STILL TIME TO TRY A WATER FITNESS CLASS

DOG PADDLE

Classes are open to members and non-members age 13+. Passes available for purchase now.

Unlimited Summer Fitness Pass:

(Allows holder to attend as many Water Aerobics or Fitness classes as desired.) $150, $75 Adults 55+ $225, $180 Adults 55+ Purchase online or in-person. Drop-In Class Fees: $10 per class, $5 Adults 55+ $15 per class, $12 Adults 55+

Lunch Break

A completely non-impact deep water workout to energize you for the rest of your day. 6/26-8/18 Mon, Wed, Fri 11:00 am - 12:00 pm Lake Newport Pool Diving Well

WaterART

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

Weekend Wake-Up

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

FLOW MOTION

8/8-8/10 Tue & Thu 9:00 am - 10:00 am 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Tall Oaks Pool Ages 13+ Free Come by to watch or try your hand at the newest aquatics fitness trend, Flow Motion. No registration required.

Year two means twice the fun. Join us for either or both of our Dog Paddle events and let men’s best friend bid a sweet farewell to the dog days of summer. 8/26 Dogwood Pool 2460 Green Range Road 8/27 North Hills Pool 1325 North Village Road $4 (per dog) $6 (per dog) REGISTER ONLINE AT WWW.RESTONWEBTRAC.ORG OR WALK UP ON THE DAY. Note: People are not permitted in the water with dogs. Current Dog License required! Dogs must remain under control and sociable at all times or will be asked to leave without refund. Female dogs in heat are not permitted. RA reserves the right to deny admission to any patron/dog owner.

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

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KAYAK & CANOE CLASSES

Surf Reston

Surf Reston will help you enjoy the fastest growing paddle sport with attention to safety, fitness and the environment. Sessions are guided by certified instructors with no more than five paddlers per instructor.

Canoe Kayak and Paddle Company offers a variety of classes and trips for all skill levels. Check out the introduction classes held at our own Lake Audubon or venture further from home on a scenic trip in our nation’s capital. Contact Mike for details, 703-264-8911, or check them out online www.kayakreston.com

Join us for weekly sessions held primarily on Thursday evenings and weekends at Lake Anne, every other Wednesday at Lake Audubon, and monthly at Lake Newport and Lake Thoreau. Special requests for dates and times are available as well. Intro Class $40/RA Members, $45/Non-members Make your reservation at www.surfreston.com

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

TRIATHLON

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

PARTNERSHIP OF:

TO FIND PROGRAMS AND EVENTS, USE THE INDICATED ACTIVITY NUMBER

. PRICES ARE LISTED FOR BOTH

RA MEMBERS AND

NON-MEMBERS

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AQUATICS & SAFETY SEEKING CERTIFICATION?

Reston Association is your one-stop shop to become a lifeguard, renew an existing lifeguard certification, obtain a local pool operator’s license, earn certification in a nationally recognized Aquatics Facility Operator course, or become a swim instructor. See www.reston.org for a fact sheet with additional details. Contact lcutrona@reston.org or 703-435-6531 for details.

Lifeguard Certification

Reston Association is proud to be a Licensed Training Provider of American Red Cross Health and Safety and Aquatics courses. All Reston Association lifeguards are certified through the American Red Cross program using the most up-to-date science and techniques to promote safety in aquatic environments. Both blended learning and classroom/in-person offerings are available. Course prerequisites include 2-minute tread without use of hands, 300 yard continuous swim using front crawl or breaststroke, and timed retrieval of a submerged object in 7-10 feet of water. Certifications earned: Lifeguarding Revision 2017 (includes First Aid, CPR, and AED). Valid two years. All classes are held at the RA Headquarters and various RA pools. Exact locations for each day are available on the fact sheets online. 301200201 July & Aug. Ages 15+ $175 $225 7/7-7/16 Fri-Sun Times vary by day 7/10-7/14 Mon-Fri Times vary by day 7/21-7/30 Fri-Sun Times vary by day

8/7-8/11 Mon-Fri Times vary by day

8/21-8/25 Mon-Fri Times vary by day

Re-Certification/ Renewal for Lifeguard

Previously certified lifeguards are eligible to take a recertification/ renewal course in order to maintain their certification. The course is offered in both one- and two-day formats. Certifications earned: Lifeguarding Revision 2017 (includes First Aid, CPR, and AED). Valid 2 years. 301010202 July & Aug. Ages 15+ $95 $120 7/18-7/20 Tue & Thu 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm 7/21 Fri 9:00 am - 7:00 pm 7/24-7/26 Mon & Wed 9:00 am - 7:00 pm 8/1 Fri 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

First Aid/CPR/AED Training

Reston Association is happy to offer First Aid/CPR/ AED Certification through the American Red Cross. Courses are taught by certified instructors using the latest science in Emergency Cardiovascular Care. Fee includes take-home Quick Reference cards for both Adult and Pediatric conditions as well as textbook for use in class. Students will have option to purchase textbooks during class if desired. A 6 student minimum is required to hold class. Registration opens 60 days before each class online at www.restonwebtrac.org. Ages 13+ $80 $90 301010203 July-Sept. 7/29 Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

8/8-8/10 Tue & Thu 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm 8/19 Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm 9/23 Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm 401010203 Oct.-Dec. 10/16-10/17 Mon & Tue 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm 11/18 Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Already certified but need to renew? 301010204

July -Sept.

7/25-7/27 Tue & Thu 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm 8/12 Sat 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO)

Premier facility operator certification from the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA). The AFO course is a two-day instructor-led training, with the exam being administered on the second day. Candidates will be provided with a copy of the AFO manual prior to arriving. Certification is valid for five years and can be renewed through CEUs or re-testing. Potential AFOs are highly encouraged to review the manual content prior to arriving at the course. Registration closes Sept. 29 401010206 11/20-11/21 Sat & Sun 8:00 am - 6:00 pm Reston Association Headquarters Adult $250 $275

8/27 Sun 9:00 am - 2:00 pm 9/24 Sun 9:00 am - 2:00 pm 401010204 Oct.-Dec. 10/18-10/19 Wed & Thu 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm 11/19 Sun 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

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

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TEACH LIFEGUARDING

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

TEACH SWIM LESSONS

RA is proud to provide nationally certified swim instructors to deliver the Virginia Swims group lesson program. All instructor courses are offered through our partnership with the American Red Cross. All students are required to access online learning prior to the start of class and will have both reading and practice teaching assignments in class.

Water Safety Instructor (WSI)

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

Prerequisites: Current certification in Lifeguarding from the American Red Cross (or equivalent) and two years’ experience as a lifeguard. Ability to complete all basic level Lifeguard training exit skills and pass the written exam with 80 percent or better. Registration closes Aug. 10 301200208 9/10-9/26 *No class Sept. 14 Sun/Tue/Thu 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm Reston Association Headquarters Ages 17+ $275 $300

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

GUARD CORPS JOB TRAINING

Wishing you had banked a couple grand this summer? Need to start saving for college or post-graduation plans? FREE information FREE training FREE uniforms Employment agreement for summer 2018 (if age 15 by Aug. 1, 2018) Info sessions: Aug. 21, Aug. 26, Sept. 8 7-8:30 p.m. at Reston Association Headquarters

TO FIND PROGRAMS AND EVENTS, USE THE INDICATED ACTIVITY NUMBER

. PRICES ARE LISTED FOR BOTH

RA MEMBERS AND

NON-MEMBERS

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AQUATICS & SAFETY

Reston Aquatics would like to recognize the following businesses for the goods, services, time and effort they are donating to our 2017 Aquatic Season. Tisseront Orthodontics www.tisserontorthodontics.com 12+ years of donating the iconic Tisseront Towel to our lifeguard staff Papa John’s Pizza www.papajohns.com Weekly pizza vouchers for facility inspections winners and 20% of all net sales delivered to RA pools! Atrium Environmental www.atriumehs.com Annual staff training by Certified Industrial Hygienist (and avid lap swimmer) Dan Chute Simin’s Ice Cream 571-435-4141 Curb-side vending of tasty frozen treats at the RA pools and sponsorship of many RA Events. Available for private parties too! Kona-Ice 888-502-0510 Discounts for RA staff and private party events.Donates portion of sales from Neighborhood Pool Parties and Special Events to Lifeguard Scholarship fund.

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

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CAMPS & AFTER-SCHOOL CARE AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS Beginner Guitar Club

Music education is an integral part of a child’s development. To aid this development, the Reston Association’s Fit Kids Program will be hosting a four week Beginners Guitar Club. During this session students will be introduced to the basics of guitar and learn the fundamentals of note reading, hand position, and chord structure. The children will leave with a better understanding of the instrument and the skills to further their music exploration and education. Please contact Wes Tucker at wes@reston. org or by phone at 571-4420665 about registration. 203130404 9/4-9/25 Mon 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm The Lake House Ages 7-11 $50 $60

School Day Outs

Need something fun for your kids to do during teacher workdays? The RA Fit Kids after school program will be hosting our School Day Out Camp during the six teacher workdays during the 201718 school year. Children will have a full day of activities from 9-4 p.m. with our Fit Kids staff including arts and crafts, outdoor activities, and field trips! We will also be offering before care from 7:30-9 a.m. and after care from 4-6 p.m. to those who need it. Please contact Wes Tucker at wes@ reston.org or by phone at 571442-0665 for more details. TBD 9/22, 11/6, 11/7, 1/26/18, 1/29/18, 4/16/18 7:30 pm - 6:00 pm The Lake House Ages K-6 $35 $40

Gardening Club

Want to get your hands in the dirt? The Reston Association’s Fit Kids Program is hosting a Gardening Club. The club will meet once a week for four weeks at the Lake Anne Garden plots. There they will meet with a master gardener who will teach the basics of planting and harvesting, as well as the importance of pollinators in the garden. Students will leave with a better understanding of where their food comes from and the skills to start their own garden at home. Please contact Wes Tucker at wes@reston. org or by phone at 571-4420665 about registration. 203130404 9/5-9/26 Tue 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Lake Anne Garden Plots off Wiehle Avenue Ages 6-11 $40 $48

TO FIND PROGRAMS AND EVENTS, USE THE INDICATED ACTIVITY NUMBER

. PRICES ARE LISTED FOR BOTH

RA MEMBERS AND

NON-MEMBERS

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FITNESS & WELLNESS Tai Chi

WELLNESS OFFERINGS

Registration can be done by visiting www.webtrac.org or call member services 703-435-6530.

Sterling Mind Body Fitness

This program is designed for, but not limited to, people 55 and older. Participants will increase their metabolism, improve bone density, balance, and flexibility and strengthen muscles through the use of a variety of strength resistance equipment and functional movements. These classes are based on progressive resistance that gradually increases the training load as your muscles become stronger. Strength training is recommended on non-consecutive days to accommodate muscle recovery. Classes are provided in a safe environment with experienced personal trainers. 3052200807 Session 1 7/17 -8/23 (no class 7/31, 8/2) Mon & Wed 11:00 am - 12:00 pm Reston Association Headquarters Ages 55+ $80 $100

Tai Chi when practiced correctly, in a consistent, sustained way, yields numerous benefits. Some of these include improved coordination, agility, balance, and general body strength. Practiced by millions the world over as a gentle, weight-bearing callisthenic or "moving meditation," Tai Chi is an ancient "internal" martial art and mind-body discipline rooted in Chinese tradition. This six week one day a week class is taught by instructor Jeffery Edwards; don’t miss out on this new 2017 wellness offering. 305200810 Session 1 7/11-8/15 Tue 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Brown’s Chapel, 1575 Brown’s Chapel Road Ages 55+ $60 $72 Session 2 8/22-9/26 Tue 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Brown’s Chapel, 1575 Brown’s Chapel Road Ages 55+ $60 $72

Session 2 9/6 -9/27 Mon & Wed 11:00 am - 12:00 pm The Lake House Ages 55+ $56 $70 Session 3 10/2-10/30 (no class 10/9) Mon & Wed 11:00 am - 12:00 pm The Lake House Ages 55+ $64 $80

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

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RA Youth Programs

AFTER SCHOOL

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

Hours

Monday-Friday After–School Program: school release–6:30 p.m.

Location

K-6th: The Lake House, 11450 Baron Cameron Ave.

Pickup School Locations Elementary • • • •

Armstrong Buzz Aldrin Forest Edge Hunters Woods

• Lake Anne • Sunrise Valley • Terraset

After School Rate PM Program 10% off 6 month commitment 20% off full year commitment

Program Over view • • • • • • • •

Homework Help Community Outreach Family Events Fitness Goals Field Trips Character Development Enrichment Clubs Transportation Fee Included

• Monthly Fee Includes School Day Outs (7:30–6:30 p.m.) • Discount on Break Camps

RA Member $395*monthly $355*monthly $315*monthly

Non Member $420*monthly $380*monthly $340*monthly

10% Sibling discount (multiple discounts do not apply)

Drop-In Package 10 Drop-In days

$245 *

$270*

* Activity/Registration fee due at time of enrollment. TO FIND PROGRAMS AND EVENTS, USE THE INDICATED ACTIVITY NUMBER

. PRICES ARE LISTED FOR BOTH

RA MEMBERS AND

NON-MEMBERS

For more information or to register contact: Program Supervisor WWW.RESTON.ORG | JULY 2017 57 Wes Tucker at 571-442-0665, or wes@reston.org. www.reston.org


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

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

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

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

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

ALL AGES

All ages welcome. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult.

Fireflies in July

NATURE HOUSE

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

Visit Nature House to: ƒƒ ƒƒ ƒƒ ƒƒ ƒƒ ƒƒ

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

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

CLOSED

SAT

10 AM - 1 PM

SUN

1-4 PM

Check holiday schedule for additional closings.

Want to rent space at the Walker Nature Center? See page 83 for more info.

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

Eager Beaver Hike

Reston's beavers are busy, and the Glade Stream Valley is the best place to observe their activities. Explore their history in Reston, their unique characteristics and the habitats they create. Meet “Buster the Beaver” then hike to the Beaver Management Area. Park on Soapstone Drive between Glade Drive and Lawyers Road. Register by July 31. 306011008 8/3 Thu 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm Walker Nature Center Fire Ring All Ages $5 $7

Busy Bees

Want to know what all the “buzz” is about? Guest presenter, Louise Edsall, is a member of the Prince William Beekeepers Association and founder of Bees in Schools. Observe bees through an observation hive. Learn about bee behavior and communication as well as the importance of bees and other pollinators in our lives. Register by August 2. 306011008 8/5 Sat 10:30 am - 11:30 am Walker Nature Center All Ages $7 $9

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Lake Audubon Paddle

Stream Slosh

Dip into a cool stream to escape the heat of summer. Use a net to search for fish and frogs, and take a peek under rocks to look for insects. Wear your wading shoes and clothes that can get dirty. We’ll provide the nets and buckets. Register by August 9. 306011007 8/12 Sat 10:30 am - Noon Walker Nature Center All Ages $5 $7

Campfire: Game Night

Corn hole, jumbo tic-tac-toe, frog launch and more! Come enjoy game night at the fire ring with your friends and family. We’ll close out the evening with some tasty s’mores. Park on Glade Drive between Soapstone Drive and Lawyers Road. Register by August 22. 306011003 8/25 Friday 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Walker Nature Center Fire Ring All Ages $6 $8

Bat-tastic

See a presentation on Reston’s bats, then take a stroll to Lake Audubon to look for bats. We’ll scan the sky for our favorite flying mammal, and use a bat monitor to detect bat traffic. Learn the latest from the bat world and enjoy some evening wildlife. Register by September 5. 306011008 9/8 Fri 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Walker Nature Center All Ages $5 $7

Investigate Lake Audubon on a guided canoe/kayak exploration. Explore the history of this Reston Lake from the 1950's to today. No experience necessary. Canoes/kayaks and all equipment provided. Park at Lake Audubon Pool. Register by September 13. 306011007 9/16 Sat 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm Lake Audubon Boat Ramp Ages 10 - Adult $10 $12

Planning a Birthday Party?

Autumn Campfire

Ages 3-7

As temperatures and leaves begin to drop, it is the perfect time of year to cozy up to a crackling campfire. Sing songs, hear stories and enjoy the change of seasons. Roast a hot dog and enjoy a tasty s’more. Park on Soapstone Drive between Glade Drive and Lawyers Road. Register by September 26. 306011003 9/29 Fri 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm Walker Nature Center Fire Ring All Ages $7 $9

Fall Favorites

Carmel apples, corn husk crafts, smells of cinnamon and spices. What fall traditions does your family have? Come celebrate the natural delights of the season with some Nature Center favorites. Register by October 12. 406011012 10/15 Sun 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Walker Nature Center All Ages $8 $10

Photo Scavenger Hunt

Calling all shutter bugs! Bring your digital cameras, and search the trails for a list of interesting and creative pictures to compose. Gather back at Nature House where we will enjoy refreshments and share your favorite photos. Awards will be presented in categories. Register by August 16. 306011008 8/19 Sat 10:30 am - 11:30 am Walker Nature Center All Ages $6 $8

TO FIND PROGRAMS AND EVENTS, USE THE INDICATED ACTIVITY NUMBER

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

Dinosaurs Ages 3-9

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

Nature Crafts Ages 3-12

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

Campfire Fun Ages 7-12

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

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

. PRICES ARE LISTED FOR BOTH

RA MEMBERS AND

NON-MEMBERS

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NATURE BABES IN THE WOODS

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

Very Hungry Caterpillar Flowers are blooming, and bees are busy gathering nectar and pollen in the gardens. Wear your own antennae and stinger and fly around like a bee. Make a cute bee craft and taste a yummy honey treat. Park on Soapstone Drive between Glade Drive and Lawyers Road. Register by August 4. 306111001 8/7 Mon 10:00 am - 11:00 am Or 8/8 Tue 10:00 am - 11:00 am WNC Fire Ring Ages 18-35 months $7 $9

Forest Friends

The forest is full of wildlife if you know where to look. Search the forest for holes, nests and tracks that give us clues to their whereabouts. Meet a box turtle up close, and examine some things our forest friends have left behind such as feathers, fur and antlers. Register by September 8. 306111001 9/11 Mon 10:00 am - 11:00 am Or 9/12 Tue 10:00 am - 11:00 am Walker Nature Center Ages 18-35 months $7 $9

Slithering Snakes

Take one last look for snakes before the fall weather gets too cold. Discover how big and how small snakes can be in Reston. Make a scaly craft and meet a snake up close. Register by October 13. 406111001 10/16 Mon 10:00 am - 11:00 am Or 10/17 Tue 10:00 am - 11:00 am Walker Nature Center Ages 18-35 months $7 $9

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

Education Programs

Fun and educational programs are available in achievement areas such as: Forester, Naturalist, Wildlife, Eco-action, Earth Connections, Earth is Our Home, Earth and Sky, Water Everywhere, Senses, Animals and more. $5/scout (min. charge $50) $7/scout (min. charge $70)

Campfire Programs

Campfire Fun and Campfire Cookery programs are available upon request. $6/scout (min. charge $60) $8/scout (min. charge $80) Note: Fire Ring can be rented for self-use. You bring the wood and the water. $15/hr. $20/hr.

Service Projects

Community service projects such as planting and trail maintenance days can be arranged for your group. FREE. Activity Kits: Activity kits are also available on loan for Birds, Trees and Watershed requirements.

Call 703-476-9689 and press 3 or email naturecenter@reston.org for details and reservations. TO REGISTER FOR ACTIVITIES, GO TO WWW.RESTONWEBTRAC.ORG OR CALL 703-435-6530 FOR MORE INFO.

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Halloween House & Trick-or-Treat Trail Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive, Reston VA 20191

You’re invited to the best family friendly Halloween event this side of Transylvania. (Ages 3-Adult) RAIN OR SHINE

Choose from one of four event times: Friday, October 27, 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm or 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm

This is NOT a horror show or a haunted house. Meet a creative cast of characters, including live animals, along our nature themed Trick-or-Treat Trail and inside our Nature House, turned Halloween House for this very special evening. Enjoy jack-olanterns, carnival style games, sound and light effects, and creatures of the night.

Saturday, October 28, 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm or 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm

Children must be accompanied by a ticketed adult at all times. Ticket price includes a Trick-or-Treat bag. Participants are encouraged to wear non-scary costumes, and enjoy the activities at their own self-guided pace.

Gate opens 15 minutes prior to the event start time. Please park along Glade Drive or at Glade Pool, and bring a flashlight.

For more information, call 703476-9689, and press 5 or email naturecenter@reston.org. To volunteer, see page 89.

TICKET PROCEDURES $10/person $12/person

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(Adults and children must have a ticket.) Online advance tickets only. No refunds. Buy your tickets using RA’s online registration system, WebTrac. Go to www.restonwebtrac.org. IMPORTANT - Make sure you have created your WebTrac user account by September 27. Go to www.restonwebtrac.org and click “Need an Account” under “Member Login”. Your account may take up to 2 business days for approval. RA Members Only Sale begins on Monday, October 2 at 9:00 a.m. We highly recommend that you purchase your tickets online on the first morning of sales. This event sells out extremely quickly. If any tickets remain, non-member sales will begin Tuesday, October 3 at 9:00 a.m.

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NATURE PRESCHOOL HAPPENINGS

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

Knee Deep in a Creek

July hot days are perfect for dipping your feet into the cool water. Explore Snakeden Branch stream looking for frogs, tadpoles, minnows and other aquatic creatures. Wear your wading shoes and clothes than can get dirty. We will provide nets and buckets. Register by July 26. 306121008 7/29 Sat 10:30 am - 12:00 pm Walker Nature Center Ages 3-5 $5 $7

Beautiful Bluebirds

Chur-lee, chur-lee! Did you hear that? It’s a bluebird calling. These colorful birds catch our eye through the spring and summer as they zip around busily feeding their young. Learn about these special birds and take a peek inside a nest box to see who’s home. Park at Hunters Woods Pool. Register by August 11. 306121008 8/16 Sat 10:30 am - 11:30 am Hunters Woods Pavilion Ages 3-5 $7 $9

Animal Talk

Discover how animals can communicate without using any words. Look, listen and smell different ways that animals send signals to one another. Take a walk to search for animals that are “talking” to one another. Register by September 6. 306121008 9/9 Sat 10:30 am - 11:30 am Walker Nature Center Ages 3-5 $6 $8

All About Bones

Are all bones the same? Nope. Bones have some very unique differences. Compare animal skeletons from an amphibian, reptile, bird and mammal. Then make a fun craft. Register by October 8. 406121008 10/11 Wed 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Walker Nature Center Ages 3-5 $6 $8

Kids Outdoors TUESDAY, AUG. 22, 9 A.M. - NOON $15/child

$20/child

Parents: Drop off your kids for a morning packed with outdoor activity! Kids: Top off your summer with a walk on the wild side. Activities will include an "I Spy" nature adventure, fishing in Lake Audubon, creeking for critters in the stream, a trailside snack, and a natural craft to take home. Reservations required by August 18.

Summer fun is not over yet. CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS

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

STEAM Workshop: Paper Mache

Put a little STEAM in your day off from school. Learn about animals that engineer and sculpt structures in their surroundings. Then take some inspiration from natural history objects and classic shapes to create a sculpture of your own using paper mache. Wear clothes that can get messy. Register by September 19. 306131012 9/22 Fri 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Walker Nature Center Ages 5-12 $6 $8

SCHOOL PROGRAMS

The Walker Nature Center offers free elementary programs for Reston schools, as well as programs for preschools and non-Reston schools at affordable rates.

Elementary Field Trips

§§ Fall, Winter, Spring §§ 1 ½ to 2 hours Topics include: Earth Cycles, Sensory Awareness, Habitats, Trees, Geology

Elementary Classroom Visits

§§ Winter only §§ 50 minutes Topics include: Season of Change, Wild About Weather, Winter Survival, Wonderful Watersheds

Preschool Field Trips & Classroom Visits §§ Fall, Winter, Spring §§ 45 minutes Topics include: Fall Frolic, Crack-a-Nut, Animal Adaptations, Winter in the Woods

Fee: $45/program (Reston schools) $75/program (Non-Reston schools)

Contact enviroed@reston.org or call 703-4356509 for more information and reservations.

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ADULT PROGRAMS Dragonfly Class: An Introduction

Discover the fast and fascinating lives of Reston’s "flying dragons". Learn basic identification, natural history and conservation of local dragonflies. Learn to identify Reston’s common dragonflies, and get a basic introduction to their bizarre behavior and complex history. Guest Presenters: Ken Rosenthal (Arlington County Parks) and Don Coram. Register by July 17. 306201205 7/20 Thu 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Walker Nature Center Adults $5/person* *free for count participants

Dragonfly Count

Join us for the annual Dragonfly Count through Reston's natural areas. Meet local dragonfly lovers, learn tips on identification and have fun while helping to obtain important information on our fast-flying friends. Volunteers are invited to enjoy a light lunch, tally results and swap stories back at Nature House. Guest Leaders: Ken Rosenthal, Don Coram. Register by July 20. 306201205 7/22 Sat 9:45 am - 1:00 pm Walker Nature Center Adults Free

Fall Container Gardening

Are your summer annual plants fading, but you still want decorative planters that last into the colder months? Learn what plants can be used in a fall container garden. Also, discover other creative items to use such

as gourds or branches. Listen to a presentation then plant a small container garden to take home. All materials provided. Register by September 10. 307221004 9/13 Wed 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Walker Nature Center Ages 55+ $14 $20

Fermentation: Sauerkraut Workshop

The ancient technique of fermentation produces some of the most beloved food products around the world. Learn about this technique then practice it by making a jar of your own sauerkraut to take home. Oktoberfest is the perfect time of year to discover this recipe. Guest presenter: Katie Strong, Virginia Cooperative Extension. Register by September 15. 306201012 9/20 Wed 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm Walker Nature Center Adults $20 $25

Backyard Composting

Mushroom Hike

Explore the forest with local mushroom expert Mark Richman. Look for the fruiting bodies of these curious organisms that live 99% below ground. Learn about their life cycle, the types found in our area and which edible mushrooms are commonly foraged for. Register by October 5. 406201007 10/8 Sun 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Walker Nature Center Adults $5 $7

SUMMER SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL

Nature Walk at Reston National Golf Course

Join a naturalist from the Walker Nature Center and some golf course neighbors to learn about the natural resources and experiences that this valuable open space provides. Look for a variety of birds, including Purple Martins, and visit old field and pond habitats. Cosponsored by Rescue Reston. Meet at South Lakes Park, 11100 South Lakes Drive between Escalante Ct. and Olde Crafts Dr. Register by September 29. 406201007 10/2 Mon 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Adults Free

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Dealing with all of the fallen leaves in the yard can be tough. Learn how to recycle them the natural way. Plants will love the rich organic soil that your composting efforts provide. Also learn how kitchen waste and other yard debris can be composted right in your own backyard. Register by October 9. 406201006 10/12 Thu 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Walker Nature Center Adults $5 $7

306201052 8/11 Fri 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Adults Free* *$5 suggested donation at the door

Temperatures are hot outside, so join us inside for some of the coolest short films that shed new light on environmental topics in concise, creative and quirky ways. Popcorn and drinks, including beer and wine, for sale. Reservations recommended by August 10 due to limited seating. Cosponsored by Friends of Reston.

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NATURE ADULT PROGRAMS Beekeeping for Beginners

BIRD WALKS

Free. No registration required.

Certified Master Beekeepers, Todd and Jane Harding, will present an overview, covering the basics of keeping honeybees. This class provides information on honeybees as well as the rules and regulations for keeping them locally. Learning about the costs, equipment and time involved in keeping them will help you to make an informed decision about pursuing this wonderful hobby. Register by October 18. 406201006 10/21 Sat 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm RA Conference Center Adults $5 $7

Beginning and expert birders are invited to help find birds in some of Reston’s most beautiful natural areas. Cosponsored by Audubon Society of Northern Virginia and The Bird Feeder store.

August Bird Walk: Brown’s Chapel Park & Lake Newport

8/13 Sun 7:30 am - 10:30 am 1575 Brown’s Chapel Road Adults Free

September Bird Walk: Bright Pond

9/17 Sun 7:30 am - 10:30 am Bright Pond Lane, park at the end of the cul-de-sac Adults Free

October Bird Walk: Upper Glade Stream Valley

10/15 Sun 7:30 am - 10:30 am Park at Glade Pool, 11550 Glade Drive Adults Free

GARDEN PLOTS

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

STORYTELLING NIGHT: Science Fair

Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive Saturday, September 30, 8 p.m. Fee: $15 on sale at http://eventbrite.com or at the door. Advance tickets are recommended due to limited seating. Come out for a fun evening of personal storytelling as told by Virginia’s premiere storytelling troupe Better Said Than Done. The show is intended for an adult audience. Refreshments (beer, wine, coffee, sodas and snacks) available for purchase. Sponsored by Friends of Reston. All proceeds benefit the Walker Nature Center.

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PROHIBITED PLANTS IN RESTON Reston Association’s Board of Directors has updated the invasive plant ban to include all plants on the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) Heritage Program’s invasive plant list. Although many of these plants can be purchased at nurseries and garden centers, they are detrimental to the local environment. They may not be planted by homeowners in RA member yards or by staff at RA facilities and natural areas. Invasive exotic plants are nonnative to North America. They spread quickly and outcompete native vegetation. Often, invasives get their start in yards where they can become a serious problem for the property owner and adversely affect neighboring properties as well as RA natural areas. The proliferation of invasives decreases plant diversity and harms wildlife that depends on native plants for food and shelter. Many invasives overtake native shrubs and trees that are a signature of the Reston community. Efforts to control these species on RA property are ongoing and costly.

Banned Invasives

The banned invasive plant species include: ƒƒ Flowering Pears (Pyrus calleryana cultivars) ƒƒ Winged Burning Bush (Euonymus alata) ƒƒ Japanese Barberry (Berberis thunbergii) ƒƒ Exotic Bush Honeysuckles (Lonicera spp.) ƒƒ Exotic Bamboos (Bambusa spp.) ƒƒ Chinese Wisteria (Wisteria sinensis) ƒƒ Japanese Wisteria (Wisteria floribunda) ƒƒ English Ivy (Hedera helix) ƒƒ Oriental Bittersweet (Celastrus orbiculatus)

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

Additional banned plants can be found at www.dcr.virginia.gov/ natural-heritage/invsppdflist. If you would like to learn about alternative native plants, visit the RA website at http://bit.ly/2qwjRbH. If you would like to volunteer to help control invasive plants in Reston, contact Ha Brock at habrock@reston. org. Please direct questions to our environmental resource staff at 703-437-7658.

Reston’s Official Bird: The Pileated Woodpecker Prints by Dana Ann Scheurer Price: $125 at the Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive The original watercolor, commissioned by Friends of Reston, and created by the Reston artist, Dana Ann Scheurer, is part of the permanent collection at the Walker Nature Center. Exclusive limited edition iris giclee prints are available. Scheurer’s works are highly recognizable. They include a mural of Reston’s founder, Robert E. Simon, located at the Reston Town Center. All proceeds from the sales of the prints benefit Friends of Reston, dedicated to helping Reston Association bring charitable, scientific and educational projects to the community. Visit its website at www.friendsofreston.org.

Free BRUSH CHIPPING RA’s brush chipping program

JOIN THE WALKER NATURE CENTER’S ELECTRONIC MAILING LIST!

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

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THE NATURE OF RESTON Photos by: Charles A. Veatch Text By: Claudia Thompson-Deahl An art photography, nature and informational book and guide to Reston’s habitats all in one beautiful hardbound volume.

PLEASE: Brush only (Branches should be less than four inches in diameter.) No leaves, grass clippings, dirt, trash, paper, vines, thorns or other debris. Brush may be dropped off at any time during the days listed. No contractors.

DATES & SITES: July 15-16 Lake Audubon Pool

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

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

August 19-20 Central Services Facility September 16-17 Lake Audubon Pool October 21-22 Central Services Facility

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SPECIAL EVENTS Reston Association has something for everyone including trips to local places of interest, monthly movies for seniors and a community yard sale, just to name a few. Contact Ashleigh@reston.org to be added to the email distribution list for events.

CHILDREN’S EVENTS

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Pioneer Party

Get your covered wagons ready as we head off across the land to settle new territory. Take part in this historic event by making themed crafts, playing games, and learning a little bit about what is was like to be a pioneer boy or girl. Registration is required. Contact Kelsey@ reston.org or call 703-4357995 for more information. 307121023 8/30 Wed 10:30 am - 11:30 am The Lake House Ages: 3-5 $8 $12

Apples to Apples

National Mac and Cheese Day

Did you know July 14th is National Mac and Cheese day? Come out to the Lake House for a bunch of cheesy fun! Parents may drop their kids off and they can enjoy a craft, games and food! Registration is required. Contact Kelsey@ reston.org or call 703-4357995 for more information. 307131021 7/14 Fri 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm The Lake House Ages: 5-12 $15 $20

Apples juicy, apples round. On the tree or on the ground. Apples yellow, apples red. Apple pie and juice and bread! Apples crunchy, apples sweet, Apples are so good to eat! Contact Kelsey@ reston.org or call 703-4357995 for more information. 307121024 9/14 Thu 10:30 am - 12:30 pm The Lake House Ages: 3-5 $8 $12

PARKS & RECREATION PAID INTERNSHIP

(FALL 2017 & SPRING 2018)

Friendship Day

Bring a friend or make one while you’re here! July is friendship month and we are going to play together with our friends and make new ones along the way. Contact Kelsey@reston.org or call 703435-7995 for more information. 307101022 7/25 Tue 10:30 am - 11:30 am Reston Association Headquarters Ages: 5-10 $8 $12

Provides administrative support for the Parks & Recreation Department. Assists the event coordinator with the planning, implementing and evaluating of events throughout Reston. Candidate must be working towards an undergraduate or graduate degree in Parks & Recreation or related field. $500 stipend paid at the end. Information and application is available on our website. Contact Ashleigh@reston. org or 703-435-6577 for more information.

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ALL AGES

Tue 8/1 2 pm - until ice cream is gone Autumnwood Pool

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

Popsicle Mania!

Dog Paddle

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

Family Dive-In Movies

Are you looking for something different to do as a family? Then come join us for FREE poolside movies! Movie titles will be advertised at the event location. These events are cancelled in the event of rain or threatening rain. Contact Ashleigh@ reston.org or call 703-4356577 for more information or weather related cancellations. Registration is not required. Time: 8:30 p.m. - until the movie is over Dates & Locations: Wed North Hills Pool Thu Newbridge Pool Tue Glade Pool

Summer is hot, so come cool off at the pool and enjoy refreshing popsicles while sitting poolside. Supplies are limited. FREE. These events are cancelled in the event of rain or threatening rain. Contact Ashleigh@ reston.org or call 703-4356577 for more information or weather related cancellations. Registration is not required.

Reston Multicultural Festival SATURDAY, SEPT. 23 | 11 AM - 6 PM | LAKE ANNE PLAZA

Dates & Locations: Wed 7/12 2 pm Uplands Pool Tue 2 pm

7/25 Golf Course Island Pool

Wed 8/2 2 pm Tall Oaks Pool Wed 2 pm

8/9 Shadowood Pool

Thu 8/10 2 pm Autumnwood Pool 7/19

Wed 8/16 4 pm Dogwood Pool

7/27 8/8

Ice Cream Socials

Hot enough for you? Come out to the pool and enjoy some refreshing ice cream as you lounge poolside. Make sundaes for the kids and for yourself. Supplies are limited. FREE. These events are cancelled in the event of rain or threatening rain. Dates & Locations: Mon 7/10 2 pm - until ice cream is gone Shadowood Pool Mon 7/24 2 pm - until ice cream is gone Ridge Heights Pool

Totally Trucks

Bring the kids and check out all the big trucks that Reston Association uses to make Reston beautiful. In addition, we may have a police and fire truck on display. Children will receive a “Totally Trucks” construction helmet. Horn-free hour, on some vehicles, from 9:00 -10:00 am. Rain or shine. Registration is not required. 8/4 Fri 9:00 am - 12:00 pm RA’s Central Services Facility All Ages FREE

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The Reston Multicultural Festival is an annual event that brings together the people of Reston to celebrate our rich medley of cultures. The Multicultural Festival features a Naturalization Ceremony, International Book Fair, National Heritage Award Fellows, arts & crafts, exciting entertainment, the Art Mirrors Culture exhibit, delicious food, and family activities from around the world. The Reston Multicultural Festival, presented by Reston Community Center, is hosted by Lake Anne Plaza and co-sponsored by the Reston Association with partners from a variety of Reston-based organizations and businesses. Rain or Shine. Check out www.restoncommunitycenter or call 703-476-4500 for more information.

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SPECIAL EVENTS 55+ EVENTS

Ages 55 years and older.

Pie Party

National Book Festival in Washington, DC

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

Join us for a charter bus trip to the Washington Convention Center for the National Book Festival. This annual event is a celebration of the joy of books and reading that is sponsored by the Library of Congress and gives attendees the opportunity to visit with more than 175 award-winning authors, illustrators and poets who will talk about and sign their books. Registration is required. 307011612 9/2 Sat 9:00 am - 3:00 pm All ages welcome $18 $23

Learn How to Ride the Bus and the Metro

ADULT EVENTS

Ages 17 years and older.

Hot Tub Movie

RA invites all those who enjoy the late night adult swim hours to join us for a FREE movie by the hot tub. Come relax and we will provide the movie and refreshments. Cancelled in the event of rain or threatening rain. Movie title advertised at the pool or contact Ashleigh@ reston.org or 703-435-6577 for information or weather related cancellations. Registration is not required. Tue 7/11 8:30 pm - until the movie is over North Hills Pool Ages: 17 years and older

Senior Movie Day

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. Registration is not required. Featuring 'Gifted' 7/26 Featuring 'The Promise' 8/23 Featuring 'The Circle; 9/27 Wed Doors Open: 9:15 am Showtime: 10:00 am Bow Tie Cinemas Ages 55+ FREE

Become familiar with the regional transit systems through an innovative transportation experience. Ride the MATT (Mobile Accessible Travel Training) bus, which is a hands-on learning experience. Learn “travel training” tips — by learning to read bus schedules and route maps, learning how to determine and pay fares, how to signal the driver to stop, as well as other bus travel skills. The bus will stop at the Silver Line, where participants will learn how to determine the fare and purchase Metrorail fare cards, load a provided SmarTrip card, read the rail system map and board the train to travel by rail. Registration required. 107221010 8/9 Wed 10:00 am - 1:30 pm Reston Association Headquarters Ages: 55+ FREE

Container Planting

Are your summer annual plants fading but you still want decorative planters that last into the colder months? Learn what plants can be used in a fall container garden. Also, discover other creative items to use such as gourds or branches. Listen to a presentation, then plant a small container garden to take home. 307221004 9/13 Wed 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm The Nature House Ages: 55+ $14 $20

55+ Bike Ride to Capitol Hill

Join the 55+ bike riders for a multi-modal ride to Capitol Hill and the surrounding area. We’ll meet at Reston Metro station. Bring a bike in good repair, a Metro pass or money to get one, some money for lunch in D.C. and a lock. Helmets are mandatory, so bring and wear yours. The distance will be about 15 miles. Cancelled in the event of rain. 307220701 9/13 Wed 9:30 am - 3:00 pm Wiehle-Reston East Metrorail Station Ages: 55+ FREE

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COMMUNITY YARD SALE SATURDAY,SEPTEMBER 30 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM

1900 CAMPUS COMMONS DR. (CORNER OF SUNRISE VALLEY DR. & WIEHLE AVE.) Go to www.restonwebtrac.org to register. $35/RA members, booth space,

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$45/Non-members, booth space

Eighty-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.

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SPECIAL EVENTS Walking Tour and Coffee

Senior Social: Hollywood Legends

Lights! Camera! Action! Come join friends and neighbors and celebrate fall with some Hollywood movies and film fun. Enjoy movierelated games, popcorn, and refreshments while learning about upcoming trips, classes and events being offered by RCC and RA in the upcoming season. This event is co-sponsored by Reston Community Center and Reston Association. 107221015 9/28 Thu 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm RCC at Hunters Woods Ages 55+ FREE

55+ Advisory

Committee

This committee, established by the Reston Association, advises the board on how to enhance the general welfare and well-being of the Association’s Senior Adults (55 and over) through the promotion and support of Association programs and leisure services. We are looking for NEW ideas and FRESH perspectives. Give something back to your community by volunteering your time and join this active RA committee. Where: Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive When: 2nd Tuesday of each month from 2:00 - 3:30 pm

A walking tour of public art around Lake Anne led by Art Historian Phoebe Avery. The walk will last approximately one hour and will begin with coffee at the Lake Anne Coffee House. Presented in collaboration with Public Art Reston. 407220703 10/3 Tue 9:30 am - 11:00 am Lake Anne Coffee House Ages 55+ FREE

55+ TRIPS AND TOURS

PHOTO BY GARY ERSKINE.

Ages 55 years and older.

Ages 55 years and older.

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

PHOTO BY ROBB SCHARETG

55+ EVENTS

Trip to the NEW MGM Casino

Join us for a charter bus trip to check out the new MGM casino at National Harbor Enjoy lunch at one of the twelve amazing restaurants, play the table games, hop on the shuttle and spend time shopping at Tanger Outlets or just sit and people-watch. Registration required. 307221605 7/19 Wed 9:30 am - 4:00 pm Ages: 55+ $30 $38

Tour of Fairfax Water Facility & Lunch

Do you know how much of the earth’s surface is water? Do you know how much of that water is available for us to drink? Do you know how the water you drink is treated? Join us for a trip to their facility to find out. After the tour we will head back to Reston and enjoy lunch at Gregorio's Trattoria. Lunch fee will be on your own. 307221601 9/5 Tue 9:00 am - 1:00 pm Ages: 55+ $12 $16

Hidden Treasures of Reston Bus Tour

Join us for a guided tour of the Hidden Treasures throughout Reston and enjoy lunch afterwards. Even if you have lived here for a long time, have you ever see the trolls under the bridge near Reston Hospital, the significate monarch trees or the Nature House? We will be getting off and on the bus to check out these treasures up close. After the tour, we will have lunch at Gregorio's Trattoria. Lunch fee will be on your own. Rain date 9/20. 307221005 9/18 Mon 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Ages: 55+ $10 $18

Trip to Ford’s Theatre to See “Death of a Salesman”

A Pulitzer Prize-Winning classic about the cost of the American Dream. Willy Loman’s career is over. During a pivotal 24 hours, he reflects on his life as a father, husband and traveling salesman. Truth and lies intermingle as Willy tries to reconcile the optimism of his youth with his unfulfilled dreams. As the full force of reality crashes down on him, he places his last hope of success in his two sons. Arthur Miller’s classic play challenges us to reconsider what it means to succeed and the cost of chasing the American Dream. Stephen Rayne (“Our Town,” “The Widow Lincoln,” “Sabrina Fair”) directs Craig Wallace as Willy Loman and Kimberly Schraf as Linda Loman. Registration required. All sales are final. 307221610 10/4 Wed 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm Ages: 55+ $65 $75

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FREE ADMISSION

A one-stop shopping event for home improvement and more! Join us for food, music, kids tent events and workshops.

NEW DATE AND NEW LOCATION Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. 1900 Campus Commons Drive, Reston, VA

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TENNIS 10 AND UNDER

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

Munchkins Tennis

This exciting new play format for learning tennis is designed to bring kids into the game by utilizing specialized equipment, shorter court dimensions and modified scoring — all tailored to age and size. Kids enjoy a fun, motivating introduction to tennis, emphasizing fun and play. It’s the fast, fun way to get kids into tennis and keep them playing. Parents or guardians must be present and join in the fun. Once a week for six weeks. 408120901 Session 4 9/5-10/10 Tue 10:00 am - 10:45 am Northshore Tennis Courts Ages 3-4 $105 $115 Session 4 9/8-10/13 Fri 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm Northshore Tennis Courts Ages 3-4 $105 $115 Session 4 9/9-10/14 Sat 9:00 am - 9:45 am Northshore Tennis Courts Ages 3-4 $105 $115 Session 4 9/9-10/14 Sat 10:00 am - 10:45 am Northshore Tennis Courts Ages 3-4 $105 $115

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.

Aces I (ages 5-7)

Once a week for six weeks. 408130902 Session 4 9/5-10/10 Tue 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Northshore Tennis Courts Ages 5-7 $115 $125 Session 4 9/8-10/13 Fri 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Northshore Tennis Courts Ages 5-7 $115 $125 Session 4 9/9-10/14 Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 am Northshore Tennis Courts Ages 5-7 $115 $125 Session 4 9/9-10/14 Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 am Northshore Tennis Courts Ages 5-7 $115 $125

Aces II (ages 5-8)

ORANGE BALL FUTURES

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

Orange Ball Futures I (ages 7-10)

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

Once a week for six weeks. 408130903 Session 4 9/6-10/11 Wed 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Northshore Tennis Courts Ages 5-8 $115 $125

Once a week for six weeks. 408100908 Session 4 9/11-10/16 Mon 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm Barton Hill Tennis Courts Ages 7-10 $135 $145

Session 4 9/8-10/13 Fri 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Northshore Tennis Courts Ages 5-8 $115 $125

Session 4 9/8-10/13 Fri 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm Hook Road Tennis Courts Ages 7-10 $135 $145

Session 4 9/9-10/14 Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 pm Northshore Tennis Courts Ages 5-8 $115 $125

Session 4 9/9-10/14 Sat 9:30 am - 10:30 am Barton Hill Tennis Courts Ages 7-10 $135 $145

Orange Ball Futures II (ages 8-10)

Orange dot ball. While this course will work on improving basic strokes, the emphasis will be on developing game tactics and strategy for match competition. There will be drills for footwork, shot preparation, and recovery. A third of every lesson will be devoted to match play. Once a week for six weeks. 408130909 Session 4 9/9-10/14 Sat 10:30 am - 11:30 am Barton Hill Tennis Courts Ages 8-10 $135 $145 Twice a week for three weeks. 408130909 Session 8 9/5-9/21 Tue & Thu 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm Hook Road Tennis Courts Ages 8-10 $188 $198 Session 9 9/26-10/12 Tue & Thu 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm Hook Road Tennis Courts Ages 8-10 $188 $198

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JUNIOR TENNIS

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

Level One

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

Level Two

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

Level Two

Twice a week for three weeks. 408130906 Session 8 9/6-9/20 (Labor Day Monday class will be made up during session 8.) Mon & Wed 5 :00 pm - 6:00 pm Lake Newport Tennis Courts Ages 11-13 $135 $145 Session 9 9/25-10/11 Mon & Wed 5 :00 pm - 6:00 pm Lake Newport Tennis Courts Ages 11-13 $135 $145

Level Two

Once a week for six weeks. 408130906 Session 4 9/9-10/14 Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 a.m Autumnwood Tennis Courts Ages 11-13 $135 $145

Level One

Twice a week for three weeks. 408130905 Session 8 9/5-9/21 Tue & Thu 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Lake Newport Tennis Courts Ages 11-13 $135 $145 Session 9 9/26-10/12 Tue & Thu 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Lake Newport Tennis Courts Ages 11-13 $135 $145

Level One

Once a week for six weeks. 408130905 Session 4 9/9-10/14 Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 am Autumnwood Tennis Courts Ages 11-13 $135 $145 Session 4 9/9-10/14 Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 pm Autumnwood Tennis Courts Ages 11-13 $135 $145

JUNIOR VARSITY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM Junior Varsity Development is a yellow ball class for intermediate level juniors ages 11-15 who want to raise their technical skills to an advanced/competitive level. Instructors will focus on developing advanced ground stroke, serve, and volley techniques. Classes will consist of conditioning, stroke instruction, various drills, and exposure to match play. Instructor approval is required for entry into this class, please call the RA tennis office at 703-435-6534.

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Twice a week for three weeks. 408100913 Session 8 9/5-9/21 Tue & Thu 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm Autumnwood Tennis Courts Ages 11-15 $135 $145 Session 9 9/26-10/12 Tue & Thu 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm Autumnwood Tennis Courts Ages 11-15 $135 $145

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TENNIS TEEN TENNIS

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

Level One (ages 13-17)

This class is for players with little or no tennis background. Once a week for six weeks. 408100911 Session 4 9/9-10/14 Sat 11:30 am - 12:30 pm Barton Hill Tennis Courts Ages 13-17 $135 $145 Twice a week for three weeks. 408140911 Session 8 9/5-9/21 Tue & Thu 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Shadowood Tennis Courts Ages 13-17 $135 $145 Session 9 9/26-10/12 Tue & Thu 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Shadowood Tennis Courts Ages 13-17 $135 $145

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.

HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS INNOVATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

High School Development is for advanced level juniors ages 12-17 who are participating in, or preparing for, high school and USTA tournament play. Coaches will focus on the development of each player's technical, tactical, physical and mental skills through various drills and singles and doubles match play. Video analysis of strokes and point play will be used when appropriate. Students must be technically proficient in all strokes and competitive against other students to participate. Instructor approval is required for entry into this class. Twice a week for three weeks. 408100914 Session 8 9/5-9/21 Tue & Thu 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm Autumnwood Tennis Courts Ages 12-17 $188 $198

Private Tennis Lesson

Session 9 9/26-10/12 Tue & Thu 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm Autumnwood Tennis Courts Ages 12-17 $188 $198

Twice a week for three weeks. 408140912 Session 8 9/5-9/21 Tue & Thu 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Shadowood Tennis Courts Ages 13-17 $135 $145 Session 9 9/26-10/12 Tue & Thu 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Shadowood Tennis Courts Ages 13-17 $135 $145

For those who prefer more individual instruction or for the player needing a flexible schedule.

Private Rates: $70/person $75/person

Semi-Private Rates: $38/person $40/person

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ADULT TENNIS

18 years and older.

Beginners

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

Advanced Beginners

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

Intermediate

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

Beginners

Groups of three to six students meet with one instructor. Twice a week for three weeks. 408200915 Session 8 9/4-9/20 (Makeup made for Labor Day Monday) Mon & Wed 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Lake Newport Tennis Courts Ages 18+ $144 $154 Session 8 9/5-9/21 Tue & Thu 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Lake Newport Tennis Courts Ages 18+ $144 $154 Session 9 9/25-10/11 Mon & Wed 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Lake Newport Tennis Courts Ages 18+ $144 $154

Advanced Beginners

Beginners

Advanced Beginner

Twice a week for three weeks. 408200916 Session 8 9/4-9/20 (Makeup made for Labor Day Monday) Mon & Wed 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Lake Newport Tennis Courts Ages 18+ $144 $154

Once a week for four weeks. 408200915 Session 6 9/9-9/30 Sat 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Autumnwood Tennis Courts Ages 18+ $144 $154

Once a week for four weeks. 408200916 Session 6 9/7-9/28 Thu 10:30 am - 12:00 pm Hook Road Tennis Courts Ages 18+ $144 $154

Session 7 10/7-10/28 Sat 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Autumnwood Tennis Courts Ages 18+ $144 $154

Session 7 10/5-10/26 Thu 10:30 am - 12:00 pm Hook Road Tennis Courts Ages 18+ $144 $154

Advanced Beginners

Intermediate

Once a week for four weeks. 408200916 Session 6 9/9-9/30 Sat 10:30 am - 12:00 pm Autumnwood Tennis Courts Ages 18+ $144 $154

Once a week for four weeks. 408200917 Session 6 9/9-9/30 Sat 9:00 am - 10:30 am Autumnwood Tennis Courts Ages 18+ $144 $154

Session 7 10/7-10/28 Sat 10:30 am - 12:00 pm Autumnwood Tennis Courts Ages 18+ $144 $154

Session 7 10/7-10/28 Sat 9:00 am - 10:30 am Autumnwood Tennis Courts Ages 18+ $144 $154

Groups of three to six students meet with one instructor.

Session 8 9/5-9/21 Tue & Thu 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Lake Newport Tennis Courts Ages 18+ $144 $154 Session 9 9/25-10/11 Mon & Wed 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Lake Newport Tennis Courts Ages 18+ $144 $154 Session 9 9/26-10/12 Tue & Thu 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Lake Newport Tennis Courts Ages 18+ $144 $154

Intermediates

Groups of three to six students meet with one instructor. Twice a week for three weeks. 408200917 Session 8 9/4-9/20 (Makeup made for Labor Day Monday) Mon & Wed 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm Lake Newport Tennis Courts Ages 18+ $144 $154

Groups of three to six students meet with one instructor.

Groups of three to six students meet with one instructor.

Groups of three to six students meet with one instructor.

Groups of three to six students meet with one instructor.

Session 8 9/5-9/21 Tue & Thu 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm Lake Newport Tennis Courts Ages 18+ $144 $154 Session 9 9/25-10/11 Mon & Wed 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm Lake Newport Tennis Courts Ages 18+ $144 $154 Session 9 9/26-10/12 Tue & Thu 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm Lake Newport Tennis Courts Ages 18+ $144 $154

Session 9 9/26-10/12 Tue & Thu 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Lake Newport Tennis Courts Ages 18+ $144 $154 TO FIND PROGRAMS AND EVENTS, USE THE INDICATED ACTIVITY NUMBER

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TENNIS ADULT TENNIS LEAGUES

18 years and older.

TENNIS RATINGS

Reston Association tennis professionals will give free ratings. Please call 703-4356502 to arrange a convenient time. These are Reston ratings and apply for play in the Reston Team Tennis League. Adults Tennis Leagues 18 years and older.

Senior Round Robin

Still looking for competitive fun play? Join the senior inter-Reston league. The format will be doubles. For more information contact the tennis office at 703-435-6534.

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.

Once a week for six weeks. 408220907 Session 4 9/8-10/13 (Rain date October 20) Fri 9:00 am - 11:00 am Hook Road Tennis Courts Ages 55+ $20 $25

Mens Singles Ladder

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

Sponsored by Dr. Hani Thariani, Orthodontist

Men’s & Women’s Singles & Doubles Saturday, Sept. 16 - Sunday, Sept. 17

Men’s & Women’s Doubles play Saturday Men’s & Women’s Singles play Sunday Location: Lake Newport Tennis Courts, Reston, VA Level: NTRP Brackets for 3.0-3.5 & 4.0-4.5 players

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. How it works: You must have your RA pass with you to participate. Bring a can of balls and your game. Doubles will be the format when people are waiting to play. Teams will play best of five games using NOAD scoring. The winning team will stay on the same court but will split and no longer be

Players guaranteed at least two matches! $40 charitable donation per player $60 to play singles and doubles Play tennis to benefit two great causes All funds go directly to one of these two organizations: Laurel Learning Center Warrior Program Curriculum Registration Starts: June 19 at https://tinyurl.com/ydcgro6t Click on the Create Top Dog account. After the account is created, choose Rally For A Cause Tournament then draw you want to play in. Choose singles, doubles, or both. For more information call Rob Tucker 703-435-6502 or email at tennis@reston.org

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TENNIS KEY TAGS

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

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LIGHTED COURTS

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

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TENNIS LESSON GIFT

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

THE 2017 US OPEN

THURSDAY, AUGUST 31 | 5:30 AM-11 PM

Come see all the players and all the storylines that play out in this year’s U.S. Open. Contact RA Tennis at tennis@reston.org or call 703-435-6502 for details about our same-day bus trip up to New York during the tournament’s first week for a day session on Thursday, August 31.

TO FIND PROGRAMS AND EVENTS, USE THE INDICATED ACTIVITY NUMBER

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

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TENNIS

ROBERT TUCKER

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

NICK ORIS

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

MARK ELDER

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

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JUAN FIGUEROA

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

CHUME BERTRAND

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

JIM ELDER

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

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ROD PAOLINI

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

PETE STAPLES

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

HARMEN WARAICH

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

MARK STEEDS

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

KATHY REDDLE

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

BILL WOOD

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


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

Babolat Pure Strike 100 $199 Babolat Pure Aero $219

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

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

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FACILITY RENTALS RA PICNIC PAVILIONS

Plan outdoor private parties or weddings, group and corporate gatherings, or family picnics at one of our six affordable pavilions. Available for rent seven days a week from April through October. NEW To search for availability, go to www.restonwebtrac. org and click on the Facility Rentals quick link. Contact Member Services: reservations@reston.org 703-435-6530 Rental Fees: $155/RA Members, $310/Corporate & Non-members

Dogwood Picnic Pavilion

2460 Green Range Drive, near Reston Parkway and Glade Drive Size: 1,200 square feet ƒƒ Spray and play water feature and restroom facility available April through October, 10 a.m. to dusk. Water feature is a mosaic-clad fountain, a commissioned public artwork. ƒƒ Four picnic tables under cover and a large built-in grill ƒƒ Features ADAaccessible parking lot and pavilion area ƒƒ Water fountain, including doggie fountain feature located outside pool ƒƒ Parking shared with pool facility or at curbside

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Lake Anne Picnic Pavilion

11301 North Shore Drive Size: 900 square feet Located near historic Lake Anne, this pavilion offers a wide variety of activities for fun-seekers of all ages. ƒƒ Water spray fountain available April through October ƒƒ Seven picnic tables under cover and two large grills ƒƒ Restroom facility ƒƒ Water and electricity ƒƒ Tot lot, benches, and ample parking, including curbside ƒƒ Basketball court, tennis court, and sand volleyball court nearby; however, not included in private reservation

North Hills Picnic Pavilion

Center Harbor Road and North Village Road Size: 1,024 square feet Lovely setting year round for larger gatherings, from parties to wedding receptions to troop/scout meetings. ƒƒ Eight picnic tables under cover and three large brick barbecue grills ƒƒ Two portable restrooms ƒƒ Electricity, water, lights, and a water fountain ƒƒ Tot lot, ample parking and green space

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Corner of North Shore Drive and Temporary Road Size: 892 square feet Situated in a wooded, parklike setting, this pavilion has a large, level field, excellent for activities such as croquet, horseshoes, and badminton. This is a great space for larger group gatherings. ƒƒ Seven picnic tables and one large grill ƒƒ Two portable restrooms ƒƒ Two swing sets and four benches situated throughout the park ƒƒ Water fountain ƒƒ Parking available in 16 marked spaces or at curbside

Brown’s Chapel Picnic Pavilion

Hunters Woods Picnic Pavilion

Corner of Steeplechase Drive and Reston Parkway Size: 842 square feet Great space for a small group picnic while enjoying the nearby pool or the park’s soccer/football field or basketball courts. ƒƒ Four picnic tables under cover (two are ADA accessible) and one grill ƒƒ Ample parking (shared parking at Hunters Woods Pool or Hunters Woods Park)

Temporary Road Picnic Pavilion

Pony Barn

Corner of Steeplechase Drive and Triple Crown Road Size: 2,006 square feet The perfect spot for a family picnic, scout gatherings, or other group meetings. Visitors have easy access to nearby Glade Stream Valley Park. ƒƒ Eight picnic tables and one large grill ƒƒ Two portable restrooms ƒƒ Water fountain ƒƒ Wood-chipped tot lot equipped with swings and a jungle gym ƒƒ Parking available in 11 parking spaces

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


The Lake House SPONSORED BY COMSTOCK

Reston Association’s Newest Community Building on Lake Newport Now taking reservations for: • Corporate Holiday Parties • Family Holiday Gatherings

It’s not too early to book 2018 wedding receptions on the lake. Ask us about our Wedding Package, including Brown’s Chapel. Attractive Rates: $100-$275/hour Available for members and non-members year round. RA members in good standing are given priority in all facility rental requests. To search for availability, go to www.restonwebtrac.org and click on the Facility Rentals quick link. For monthly drop-in hours, see the Event Calendar. NEW

Contact Member Services: reservations@reston.org or 703-435-6530

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FACILITY RENTALS RA COMMUNITY BUILDINGS

Rent one of our indoor spaces for your next event. Most facilities are available to rent seven days a week. RA members in good standing are given priority in all facility rental requests. NEW To search for availability, go to www.restonwebtrac. org and click on the Facility Rentals quick link. Contact Member Services: reservations@reston.org 703-435-6530 Brown’s Chapel and the Glade Room are frequently used for: ƒƒ Group & business functions ƒƒ Classes, workshops & training programs ƒƒ Community meetings ƒƒ Birthday parties and wedding ceremonies & receptions ƒƒ Cluster meetings

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Brown’s Chapel

1575 Brown’s Chapel Road Size: 914 square feet A very cozy and affordable facility close to home. Its tall ceilings provide excellent acoustics and its parklike grounds offer a lovely setting. The facility has chairs to seat 50 people, three tables, restroom facilities, heating, air conditioning and ample parking.

Glade Room

11550 Glade Drive Size: 881 square feet This facility is equipped with chairs to seat 75 people, four tables, restroom facilities, heating and air conditioning. Enjoy nearby facilities such as tennis courts, tot lot, and the Glade Pool.

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

THE LAKE HOUSE

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

After a location has been agreed upon with RA staff, donations are gratefully received by its 501(c)(3) supporting organization, Friends of Reston, 11450 Glade Drive, Reston VA 20191. Please make checks payable to Friends of Reston and write the item you are donating towards in the memo section of your check.

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

Adopt-A-Bench

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

Adopt-A-Recycling Bin

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

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Pathway/ Recreation Area Bench: $1,000

Tennis Bench: $600

Recycling Bin: $1,000

Adopt-A-Bike Rack

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

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

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GLADE ROOM

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

A Unique Way to Recognize Someone or Something Make a lasting community enhancement. Donations are appreciated in any amount and are tax-deductible. Sponsoring a needed item for one of our park facilities is a great way to memorialize a loved one, promote your organization or commemorate a special occasion. Full donation amounts include an engraved plaque, if desired. Locations are based upon community need as well as your preference.

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Bike Rack: $750


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

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

Nature House Multipurpose Room

664 square feet of space, capacity 60 people, seats 44 people with tables and chairs. Parking and restroom access. RA Member or Reston not-for-profit fee $35/hr. Non-member or Non-Reston not-for-profit fee $55/hr. For profit/corporate fee $80/hr.

Nature Center Pavilion

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

Fire Ring

Fire pit in woodland setting with bench seating, small pavilion and picnic tables. Roadside parking. No restroom. Renters must supply their own wood and water to extinguish the fire. RA Member or Reston not-for-profit fee $15/hr. Non-member or Non-Reston not-for-profit fee $20/hr. For profit/corporate fee $25/hr. For details and reservations, call 703-476-9689 and press 3 or email naturecenter@reston.org.

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VOLUNTEER RESTON | GET INVOLVED VOLUNTEER RESTON

Volunteering is the life-blood and backbone of the Reston community. Volunteer Reston seeks to build a strong, healthy and engaged community by connecting volunteers of ALL ages with opportunities to serve in Reston. Our volunteers make an immeasurable impact, not only on RA, but on our community as a whole. The mission of Volunteer Reston is to enhance Reston Association’s services and programs by matching the varied talents of individuals and groups of all ages, interests and skill with a variety of engaging and challenging projects and endeavors. RA volunteers consist of people of a variety of skill levels and age groups, including citizens, corporate teams, faith-based groups, families, college students, retirees, scouts and youth community service volunteers. Some of these volunteers have been involved in Reston for many years. They help at special events, and community festivals, provide office and program support and

2016 VOLUNTEER RESTON SERVICE AWARDS RECIPIENTS participate in cleanup projects at Reston lakes, along the pathways and natural areas. Other volunteers choose to participate in one-time and ongoing events or programs, serve on the RA Board of Directors, Design and Review Board, advisory committees, working groups, while others return to the same events each year. RA volunteers all have one thing in common — they share a passion for making Reston a better place to live, work, play and get involved.

If you are interested in getting involved in the community, please contact Ha Brock, Volunteer Reston Manager, at habrock@ reston.org or 703-435-7986.

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On Thursday, April 27, we honored a small group of individuals, groups and community partners nominated by community members and RA staff for their dedication and service to Reston Association and the Reston community. Congratulations to the following winners.

House and Trick-or-Treat Trail, and worked with the students at the Maker Faire NOVA. Rain, snow or shine, Leanna always arrives to the events with a smile and ready to work. Her smile is contagious, along with her great attitude. She volunteers for most of the events throughout the year and enjoys sharing her experiences and knowledge to help train new volunteers. She is an outstanding volunteer and an amazing person. YOUTH VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR

Emily McGrath

VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR

Leanna Kirkland

While working with many volunteers throughout the years, some individuals stand out for their great qualities and Leanna is one of those people. She is eager to offer her time and resources regardless of the task. Leanna has served in a wide variety of volunteer roles with Reston Association. She often goes above and beyond to help wherever there is a need, and is well-known for her strong work ethic. Whether it was staying late to help staff break-down at the Multicultural Festival after she spent most of the day working with children in the activities tent, or helping patrons in and out of the kayaks and canoes at the Spring Festival when we were shortstaffed, Leanne was happy to help. Leanna woke up early to volunteer at the Nature House 5K on a Saturday to help cheer runners on along the race route. She helped to sort donated games and toys for the Closet at the MLK Day of Service, greeted families at the Halloween

Emily is a dedicated volunteer, who has spent over 22 hours in committee meetings, and countless hours preparing for them. She has engaged in the least visible, least rewarding, least public-acclaim causing part of helping Reston to remain a great place to live. Her attendance at these and outside meetings, public meetings on road and infrastructure projects, and subcommittee meetings directed toward upgrading Reston’s Bicycle Friendly Community status with the League of American Bicyclists, have not simply been from a desire to pad her college applications or to gain acclaim in the community. Emily has worked hard thinking about the issues, asking thoughtful questions and challenging “old school” assumptions about transportation in our community. This has caused the adults on the committee, as well as others she has interacted with, to think harder about innovative solutions and ideas. She is generous with her time and energy. It is rare to find a high school student with the


kind of devotion she exhibits in doing this kind of committee work. Emily attends the monthly Multimodal Transportation Advisory Committee (MTAC) meetings as an active participant, prepared and engaging with people of all ages in a respectful manner. She is dedicated to helping Reston become a truly multimodal friendly community. In her capacity as an engaged citizen, she has attended meetings such as the RA Board of Directors, Fairfax County DOT, Virginia DOT and many others. Her voice has been unique at these meetings as few people her age ever attend them. She is eager to take on assignments for MTAC even while she is an International Baccalaureate (IB) student, athlete, tutor for other students, and works at a part-time job. The hours she gives in the committee meetings are a drop in the bucket compared to the hours she has spent researching issues and preparing for the meetings. She also volunteers at local races, reads to children at a local elementary school, and mentors freshmen students. Emily’s work with MTAC not only helps address current issues, but helps design the future. She has also taken the lead for two areas of our Bicycle Friendly Community application, which requires research and analysis. In November, Emily raised issues regarding transit (bus) networks in Reston based on her use of the RIBS and Fairfax Connector systems. As she has transitioned from being a bicyclist only to a bicyclist who also drives, Emily has applied her knowledge, insights, and curiosity to try to help our committee make useful recommendations to the RA board. She personally got involved with trying to effectuate safety changes along Twin Branches Road where the RA trail crosses the road, interacting with VDOT and

FDOT officials. Emily has a keen mind, able to focus on the issue at hand as well as see the future impact on people her age who want to live in Reston for many years. She is diligent, mature, kind and respectful. Committee work is tedious, especially when dealing with details of land use. Individuals like Emily who display personal dedication to excellence are exactly what Reston Association committees need in order to advise current boards, as well as help them plan for the future. CHANTILLY HIGH SCHOOL KEY CLUB – YOUTH GROUP VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR

Warda Butt, Ava Sharfifi, Jillian Sy

Volunteers from left to right.

The Chantilly Key Club has truly defined the term commitment when it comes to volunteering. They have contributed many hours to help the Watershed and Environmental Resource Team keep Reston beautiful one site at a time. Club members showed dedication and eagerness in many events this year. They participated in almost every scheduled Habitat Heroes in 2016. Eager to help, the Key Club members proved to be hard workers by pitching in Saturday mornings for two hours to control and suppress invasive species. These fast-growing, invasive plants escape from people’s yards and threaten local ecosystems, taking away vital food and habitat from already stressed wildlife populations. Invasive plants can produce tons of seeds and spread rapidly, decreasing the space for native plants to thrive. The Key Club organized many hands to cut and uproot invasive shrubs

and vines to help create space for native plants to grow. They used tools like the weed wrench, handsaws and loppers to remove invasive plants. They hauled the vegetation onto dump trucks to be taken away for proper disposal. Members risked thorns, mosquitoes, yellow jackets and getting poison ivy rashes. With their help, we started to restore the woods and provide healthy wildlife habitat. The Chantilly Key Club also participated in other RA events last year. Members also worked alongside the Watershed team to cleanup Upper Snakeden Branch. They helped at the MLK Day of Service at Southgate Community Center where they sorted toys for the Closet. They also made an impact by walking at the Walk MS in Reston. The Chantilly Key Club members made a significant impact this past year and are being recognized for their outstanding involvement in our community. RA VOLUNTEER PHOTOGRAPHERS – ADULT VOLUNTEER GROUP OF THE YEAR

Kristina Alcorn, LeRoy Wallin, Anna Kulyk, Colena Turner and William O’Brien

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Reston Association volunteer photographers have shown their devotion to the Reston community through their lens. Their meaningful pictures always speak for themselves. If that weren’t enough, you can read the many thankful comments about the images on our social media channels or our magazine. Whether it’s a mother and daughter dancing at an event, a family running at the Nature House 5K for the first

DO YOU NEED SERVICE HOURS FOR SCHOOL?

Oftentimes we find that individuals (such as middle and high school students) are required to perform a specified number of community service hours. If this is the case, then you may be able to complete up to eight hours of community service by working one of our special events, such as festivals, Habitat Heroes, and watershed cleanups, to name a few. We cannot guarantee that you'll be able to complete all of the hours you need during one special event. Each special event will have a limited number of spots available for volunteers, so it is very important that you notify us well in advance of your desire to work a special event. To volunteer or learn more about how you can get involved in Reston, you can call Ha Brock at 703-435-7986, or email habrock@reston.org, and she can help provide ideas and options that are well suited for your talents. You can also visit the RA website at www. reston.org and click on the “Volunteer Opportunities” tab for more information or to complete the online volunteer application.

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VOLUNTEER RESTON | GET INVOLVED time, a bus trip to Alexandria, or artists showing off their talents at the local festival, these volunteers have helped capture many lasting memories for our neighbors. Without these volunteers, many of our events would not get the exposure they deserve. Throughout the year, many of our programs and events have conflicting times, making it difficult for staff to capture. With the support of these hardworking individuals, our organization has been able to cover many more events than we ever could in the past. As these humble volunteers race to capture these precious moments in events that can last up to eight hours, they continue to strive to improve their craft. Not only do they do it to help, but they do it with a passion and always a wonderful attitude that makes people comfortable around them. These amazing individuals have been a wonderful addition to our volunteer program, and we hope that their passion to capture the Reston community continues for many years to come. THE BOND FAMILY – FAMILY VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR

Julie Bond, Charlie Bond

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Charlie and Julie have woven volunteerism into the fabric of their lives. These two individuals help to maintain the grounds and building at the Walker Nature Center. They share their extensive knowledge of pond maintenance, gardening, and decorating skills freely on an ongoing basis. They don’t have to be asked to help or see a call for volunteers. When they see a problem, have an

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idea for improvement, or think they could make something better, they take the initiative to become part of the solution — always communicating and vetting their ideas respectfully before jumping into action. Mostly, they enjoy getting their hands dirty whether it's skimming leaves from the pond, weeding the garden, planting flowers or chipping a trail. They are the good Samaritans that everyone would be happy to have as neighbors. At the top of this dynamic duo’s list of accomplishments are the amazing seasonal displays that they create at the Nature Center each year. They always share quality items like Williamsburg hurricane lamps or a painting of Reston's official bird (the Pileated Woodpecker). If the perfect item isn't available commercially, they make it themselves such as the hand painted eggs at Easter time, or lend family heirlooms of sentimental value such as a grandfather's red wheelbarrel filled with greens at Christmas. Charlie and Julie also volunteer their time at special events such as the Holiday Open House. They are the Nature Center's extended family who luckily lives right down the street. They are part of our neighborhood watch, reporting when they notice anything awry. Charlie and Julie have remarkable energy. They are excellent role models for other seniors in our community as well as their own extended family. Their impact touches generations including children and grandchildren who frequently follow in their footsteps to volunteer and participate in events such as the Nature House 5K. Whether it is their hard work and time or financial and item donations, the Bonds truly make a positive impact on our community. Their generosity never ceases to amaze us. We

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are so thankful for all that they are and do for the community. GROUP VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR – NATURAL AREAS ASSESSMENT TEAM

Michael Horton, Don Coram, Frideh Mirmirani, Doug Britt

inspections for only half of RA natural areas. Being able to complete our assessments during one season is tremendous. It will allow staff to better prioritize our restoration work to help create healthier wildlife habitats and protect rare or sensitive native species. RA is ecstatic to have them as part of the team. COMMUNITY PARTNER OF THE YEAR – U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY (USGS)

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Mike, Don, Farideh, and Doug are dedicated and talented volunteers who gave Reston Association 90 hours of their time to help RA’s Environmental Resource Team assess the health of the open space. For the first time ever, RA’s environmental staff used the assistance of volunteers to inspect and assess the natural areas. The Environmental Resource Department implemented the Natural Areas Assessment using the Fairfax County’s assessment and prioritization methodology to look at the quality of RA’s woods. To do this, staff reached out to Fairfax County master naturalists for assistance. Mike, Don, Farideh, Doug and a few other Reston residents volunteered. They participated in a training facilitated by RA staff to learn the assessment process and the new application called ArcCollector to be able to collect data while out in the field. With the support of these four skilled and knowledgeable volunteers, the Environmental Resource Team was able to split up into multiple groups and go to separate parcels in Reston simultaneously. This new collaboration has caused a dramatic increase in productivity of our mapping of Reston. They helped complete assessments for almost all of Reston’s open space within five months. It typically takes RA staff six months to complete

RA’s Science Summer Camp has been hosted by the United States Geological Survey for over 20 years. The USGS building manager’s team supplies the space and volunteeres their efforts to make sure RA has a top notch Science Camp. The team goes to bat for RA in requesting space to use during the summer months. There were tighter demands on space this past year, but they were again able to reserve a place for 60 children to attend camp at the USGS campus. The team’s passion for children and science is why they go to great lengths to find the best space and people to teach the children in the Reston community. In addition to spending many hours preparing materials and the lecture space, the team also recruits current and past USGS employees to come to camp weekly to teach and be guest scientists. The guest scientists share with the campers specific topics relating to their science field. They also have a passion they want to share with tomorrow’s leaders, and the only way to make sure it is passed on is to get involved, volunteer and teach it to them. They demonstrate the


exciting ways to learn and have fun in the sciences with hours of curriculum planning, experimental prepping, and gathering supplies during time outside of their daily jobs with USGS. This year, each speaker had a different skill of getting new ideas and concepts to stick for the campers to learn. The guest scientists are great leaders for the children to emulate as they speak with such passion and excitement about their topics to hopefully lead the next generation into the sciences one day. All of the people that work with or for USGS gave the children that attended Science Camp an avenue of learning and a platform for new experiences. Some of these children may not have been exposed in school or their daily lives to some of the “ologies“ they encountered at summer camp 2016. We are happy that the Science Camp has been able to call USGS home for so many years. The professionalism and understanding of the children from each department at USGS is outstanding. Thank you to this wonderful team for facilitating this outstanding program at USGS. COMMITTEE VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR – THE PARKS & RECREATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE (PRAC)

Elaine Killoran, Michael Batt, Mary Shedlock

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The Parks & Recreation Advisory Committee (PRAC) advises the Reston Association Board of Directors on the sound management and development of facilities and amenities for association

members, the delivery of association sponsored or co-sponsored recreation/ leisure activities and services, and prioritizing funding for capital improvements and recreation services. The advisory committee has performed exemplary service to the RA board and staff through the accomplishment of its first work plan. The members of this committee have dedicated their various skills and professional experiences to the creation of a reliable and highly useful set of observations and conclusions about recreation in Reston, which can be drawn on by our board in making important decisions about Reston's future. Despite the limited number of committee members over the last year, the PRAC has increased its levels of commitment and output for the benefit of the association.

Recreation Advisory Committee have freely donated their time and talents, including strategic thinking, survey development and analysis, member engagement, recreation planning, meeting facilitation, best practice research, and committee management to help create a better environment. RA owes a great deal to the PRAC for its hard work and dedication.

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In addition to their monthly meetings, committee members have spent countless hours coordinating the execution of their work plan and engaging with RA members on what they want to see in the future. These individuals have contributed value to the association that would have been worth paying an outside professional consultant. The seven-person team planned and conducted a survey to collect feedback from RA members on Reston's parks, recreation and open space. They identified and engaged the users of RA facilities to gather input about their current uses and future needs. They researched best practices, emerging trends, and the lessons learned from community partners and comparable entities with regard to parks, recreation and open space. Lastly, they presented a comprehensive findings report based on this research to the Board of Directors with specific recommendations for next steps.

Following our accounts is a convenient way to stay up-to-date on volunteer opportunities in the Reston community. Get the latest updates about our events, share your experiences and photos with us, and see what all of our incredible volunteers are up to.

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VOLUNTEER RESTON | GET INVOLVED ENVIRONMENTAL WORK DESCRIPTION & FIELD SAFETY

Support habitat restoration, trail maintenance and/or landscaping projects by performing any number of related tasks. The work may include removing weeds and invasive vegetation, transplanting seedlings, pruning vegetation, clearing trails, collecting trash, and loading/unloading tools and materials.

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

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RA staff will provide volunteers with a safe work environment and will identify any potential hazards in the work area. While staff strive to create the safest environment possible, it is impossible to eliminate all potential hazards when working outside in nature. Staff should be notified immediately if any injury occurs.

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Dress Appropriately — wear clothes that can get dirty, long sleeve shirt, long pants, closedtoe shoes (no flip flops or sandals), layers for changing weather, and rain gear if necessary. Bring a personal water bottle.

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HABITAT HEROES PROJECTS

Our native trees, ferns and wildflowers are under attack by invasive plants like English ivy, Japanese honeysuckle and bamboo. We need heroes like you to join us in rescuing Reston’s beautiful parkland. These fast-growing, aggressive plants escape from people’s yards and threaten local ecosystems, taking away vital food and habitat from already stressed wildlife populations.

You don’t need to be an expert to assist in protecting and restoring Reston’s woods. Our volunteering opportunities each month provide you with all the training you need to become an honorary Habitat Hero! We do a lot of invasive removal year-round. Join us! For all projects: Please wear long sleeves and long pants to protect against biting insects, thorns, and poison ivy. There is poison ivy at almost all sites. Staff will provide preventative and cleansing poison ivy wipes. Bring gardening gloves if you have them. RA will provide some tools, gloves, snacks and water.

Untangle the Bittersweet

Saturday, July 15 10 a.m. - Noon Volunteer in the shade and remove heavy vines of invasive Oriental bittersweet that continue to strangle trees and take over shrubs in the natural area at Stones Throw Drive. Oriental bittersweet is one of the most invasive weeds in Reston. Please help us eradicate this aggressive vine and liberate our native plants. Meet at the asphalt path across the street from 11300 Stones Throw Drive. Look for the RA truck. Follow signs to the work site.

Remove Invasive Viburnum

Saturday, September 23 10 a.m. - Noon Join the Habitat Heroes in removing an incredibly aggressive shrub from our woods and stop it from spreading into healthier areas. We will use loppers,

saws and weed wrenches to rid the woods along Snakeden Branch Stream downstream from the 7-11. Please park along the road near 2303 Soapstone Drive where you see the RA truck. Follow signs to the work site.

Stop the Choking, Save the Natives

Saturday, October 28 10 a.m. - Noon The native mayapple (Podophyllum peltatum) is in danger of being choked out by English ivy. We need your help to remove the English ivy vines and give the native wildflowers a chance to thrive. We will be along the asphalt path between Sanibel Drive and Dogwood Elementary School. Look for the RA truck. Follow signs to the work site.


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Halloween House & Trick-or-Treat Trail Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive, Reston VA 20191

Friday, Oct. 27 & Saturday, Oct. 28 from 5 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Volunteers will receive pizza dinner and snacks. We’re looking for funloving, energetic Halloween volunteers to bring this event to the community. Teens and adult volunteers are needed. Volunteers between ages of 13-14 must have an adult chaperone. Volunteers 15 through adult are eligible to be a character.

Volunteer Orientation

There will be a volunteer orientation onWednesday, Oct. 18 from 6-7 at the event location, Walker Nature Center. The meeting is very important for everyone who is interested in helping out. All costumed characters must attend.

Job Descriptions Casting Call – Halloween costumed characters needed. All costumes, make-up and scripts will be provided. Volunteers will receive talking points and suggested dialogue. To be a character we hope you will understand and stay committed to this wonderful community service. Volunteers will receive their script at orientation.

Walker the Woodpecker & Myrtle the Turtle – Kids love Walker and Myrtle. They love having their picture taken. We need a volunteer to wear the costumes. This person needs excellent people skills and should be able to animate the character without talking. We also need an escort to help lead Walker & Myrtle around, help children pose for pictures. This job requires standing and walking. Concessions – Preparation, serving and selling popcorn, cotton candy and beverages. Face Painting – Paint simple animals and shapes on children’s faces. Design choices are usually pre-determined. Minimal artistic skill necessary. Supplies provided.

Carnival Activities – Responsible for assisting children play Halloween-related carnival games and crafts. Volunteers will also distribute prizes and candy to kids. Hands-on Crafts – Responsible for assisting children with different hands-on crafts. Trick-or-Treat Trail Assistant (Start) – Welcome patrons to the trail, check for hand stamps, explain the rules of the trail and hand out trick-or-treat bags. Trick-or-Treat Trail Assistant (End) – Stop patrons from entering the trail, direct them to the start and pass out candy.

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Reston Multicultural Festival SATURDAY, SEPT. 23 | 11 AM - 6 PM | LAKE ANNE PLAZA

The Reston Multicultural Festival is an annual event that brings together the people of Reston to celebrate our rich medley of cultures. The festival opening will include a Naturalization Ceremony where America’s newest citizens will take the Oath of Allegiance. Come and share with family, friends, and neighbors the music, entertainment, dress, food, and cultural treasures from all over the world that are all right here. The Reston Multicultural Festival is hosted by the Lake Anne of Reston Condominium Association and co-sponsored by the Reston Association, with partners from a variety of Reston based organizations and businesses. This signature Reston event honors the diversity that is one of our greatest assets. Volunteers are an essential part of the festival, and each year it takes more than 100 volunteers to make the event a community success. Please carefully review the list of possible job descriptions listed below. Volunteers will receive a food voucher and a festival volunteer T-shirt. Volunteer Hours: 7:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Age: Volunteers must be 13 years or older; younger volunteers must be accompanied by an adult. To volunteer go to: http://bit.ly/2017MCFReston

Festival Volunteer Schedule:

When you register please specify which shift you would like to volunteer for. If you are taking on more than two shifts, we will provide you with breaks between shifts. Friday, Sept. 22 3-6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23 8-11 a.m. 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. 2:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. 6-8 p.m.

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Parking Attendant – control access to parking lot, directing the public to parking areas around the plaza. Volunteer must be 18 years or older. Activity Assistant – volunteers will assist with hands-on arts and craft making activities with school-aged children. Volunteers will be assigned tasks by staff. Survey Takers – Volunteers will walk around festival site asking attendees to fill out a brief survey. Volunteers should be outgoing and comfortable talking with people. Concession – Assist with selling popcorn, hotdogs and cotton candy. Set-up/Break Down – Set-up crew in the morning will help with decorating the plaza, setting up tables, chairs, tablecloths. May be required to do heavy lifting. Please note: set-up will take place at 8 a.m. and break-down will begin at 6 p.m.

For more information please contact Ha Brock, RA Volunteer Reston Manager at habrock@reston.org or 703-435-7986.

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STREAM MONITORING

Summer: July 1-Aug. 31 Fall: Oct. 1-Sept. 30 Saturdays: July 29, 8-11 a.m. Aug. 12, 8-11 a.m. Oct. 14, 8-11 a.m. Nov. 4, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Fall brings cooler weather and beautiful colors. What better way to enjoy the seasons’ changes than by getting out into one of Reston’s streams with some friends? 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, you also get an opportunity to make new friends. If you are interested in assisting with stream monitoring for more than one or two sessions, training and practice opportunities are offered by joining seasoned volunteers and RA staff. You can earn a stream monitoring certificate after successfully demonstrating your ability to identify macroinvertebrates. Each monitoring session consists of two to three hours. Any level of interest and commitment is appreciated. If interested or if you want additional information, join our volunteer monitor email distribution list to receive notices of upcoming monitoring dates. Email William Peterson at wpeterson@reston.org with the message, “add me to the stream monitors list” to begin receiving emails. If none of the above dates work for you, Will is more than happy to have people help him with sites during the work week.


STORM DRAIN MARKING PROJECT

What can you do to protect our local streams, lakes and the Chesapeake Bay? One way is to participate in the Storm Drain Marking Project. Our storm drains prevent flooding of roads and neighborhoods by carrying rain and snowmelt away from streets and sidewalks. Unlike water from our taps and tubs, water flowing into our storm drains is not treated. Storm drains connect directly to our streams and empty into our lakes. Trash, pet waste, motor oil, paint and other materials dumped or washed into storm drains pollute our watersheds and ultimately, the Chesapeake Bay. Markers on each storm drain remind all of us to keep storm drains and our streams clean. Since there are over 4,000 storm drains in Reston, many volunteers are needed to mark the storm drains and to help educate the community about the connection between the storm drains and our streams and lakes. Everybody is encouraged to participate. Many storm drains in Reston are on private roads. In

order for volunteers to mark the drains, clusters need to grant permission first. Contact your local cluster board member and get your neighborhood involved today. The Storm Drain Marking Project in Reston is sponsored by the Fairfax County Department of Public Works and Environmental Services, the Northern VA Soil and Water Conservation District, the Virginia Department of Transportation - Northern VA District, and Reston Association.

FALL STREAM CLEANUP

You Can Help Clean Up Reston’s Streams and Lakes!

OCTOBER 14, 10 AM – NOON Location: various sites throughout Reston Rain or shine

Where?

Potential sites located near the Hunters Woods Village Center, Soapstone Drive, and Cedar Ridge Apartments.

To get your project started or for more information, contact Nicki Bellezza at 703-435-6560 or email Nicki@reston.org.

SECCHI DIP-IN

Participate in the Annual Secchi Dip-In between July 1 and July 31. Volunteers will monitor the transparency of the lakes and ponds in Reston using a Secchi Disk. The values collected are used to assess the transparency of volunteer-monitored lakes in the United States and Canada. This is a quick activity best accomplished by boat. We are looking for one volunteer on each lake. To schedule a date for training and sampling, contact Nicki Bellezza at 703435-6560 or email Nicki@ reston.org.

Why? All ages are welcome. Looking for a service project or need community service hours for school? Want to make an instant impact in improving the health of our local streams? Then participating in the Fall Stream Cleanup is for you!

Tons of trash ends up in the Potomac River and the Chesapeake Bay every year from our watersheds. Litter is harmful and an eyesore in our neighborhoods and open spaces. Let’s do our part. It is amazing what a group of people can accomplish in a few hours.

How?

To sign up, call: Ha Brock, at 703-435-7986 or email at habrock@reston.org Sign up: http://bit.ly/2017FallCleanup Please sign up by October 9. Gloves and supplies are provided.

Garlic Mustard Challenge REMINDER: The challenge ends July 24. Watch for thousands of seeds per plant! Bag the plant and sun it for a few days to steam the seeds and reduce viability before trashing it. To register your pounds of garlic mustard go to http://bit.ly/ ragmc2017, call 703-435-6552 or email pgreenberg@reston.org.

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VOLUNTEER RESTON | GET INVOLVED CORPORATE TEAM BUILDING WITH A DIFFERENCE

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

Who We Are

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

Why partner with us?

Be recognized in your support. ƒƒ An article and photos of “your give back” project will be printed in RA’s Reston magazine, mailed to 22,000 households and have a long shelf life. ƒƒ Your company’s name will be listed on the event flyer which is distributed throughout Reston prior to the event, if time permits.

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Volunteer Reston Manager will work with you to design a volunteer experience that will have a major impact on those you serve while also making sure we stay aligned with your corporate philanthropic mission.

UNLIMITED OPPORTUNITIES

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

Boards & Committees

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

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The Community Engagement Advisory Committee The Environmental Advisory Committee The Parks & Recreation Advisory Committee The Multimodal Transportation Advisory Committee The 55+ Advisory Committee

Each committee is composed of up to 15 members, includes a Board member and at least one staff liaison and generally meets once per month. More information on the committees and an application can be found at www.reston.org.

CORPORATE VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES Special Project Donations — Donate funds towards the purchase of plants and supplies or engage employees to participate in special service projects during the work week.

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

Adopt-a-Recycling Bin For more info see page 82 or contact Ha Brock at habrock@ reston.org.

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


THANK YOU DELOITTE! RESTON ASSOCIATION’S 8TH AND DELOITTE’S 18TH ANNUAL IMPACT DAY On Friday, June 9, Reston Association hosted our 8th Deloitte IMPACT Day at Lake Newport Recreation Area. Eighty-five amazing volunteers worked with RA staff on a Restoration & Beautification Project. Volunteers lifted, dug, planted, drilled, yanked working sided by side with RA staff. Thanks to Deloitte, Lake Newport pool got a newly renovated landscaping inside and outside of the pool areas. We are so grateful for this partnership. Deloitte’s Annual Day of Service — IMPACT DAY — is a longstanding tradition and a celebration of Deloitte’s year-round commitment to collectively making an IMPACT that matters in our communities. It’s also one of the top reasons cited for why Deloitte was ranked No. 6 by Fortune and Great Place to Work on their 2017 list of the “50 Best Work Places for Giving Back.” Thank you AGAIN, Deloitte!

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

The following actions were taken by the RA Board of Directors at meetings held in the months of March 2017 through May 2017. Please note that some of the motions below are abbreviated. To access the full motions, please see the board meeting minutes found in the Governance section of www.reston.org.

March 20, 2017

ƒƒ Approved March 20, 2017 Special Meeting Agenda. ƒƒ Approved StoneTurn LLP’s report as presented.

March 23, 2017

ƒƒ Approved March 23, 2017 Regular Meeting Agenda as amended. ƒƒ Adopted the March 23, 2017 Consent Calendar, including motions on the following: ˚˚ Adoption of meeting minutes. ˚˚ Approval of Legal Committee report. ˚˚ Approval of committee appointments and reappointments. ƒƒ Approved the Parks & Recreation Advisory Committee’s 2017 work plan as amended, and directed the PRAC to work with the Chief Executive Officer on her own goal related to strategic planning for future amenities and facilities. ƒƒ Directed the Environmental Advisory Committee to provide their memorandum on lighting and related presentation jointly to the Pedestrian Lighting Working Group and the Design Review Board for their information and consideration, supported by staff. ƒƒ Approved the Board Governance Committee’s proposed Code of Ethics Project Plan, with the delivery of a final Code of Ethics for consideration by the Board no later than December 2017.

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ƒƒ Approved the Board Governance Committee’s proposed amendments to Board Operations & Administration Resolution 13; CEO Performance Appraisal Process. ƒƒ Approved amendments to Common Area Resolution 3; Pool Access & Use and Common Area Resolution 4, Tennis Court Use & Access. ƒƒ Directed the CEO to work with her team to draft and develop an Implementation Plan, for Board consideration in May 2017, that fully takes into account both the StoneTurn Recommendations and input the Association received during the Special Board Meeting on March 20, 2017. ƒƒ Directed the CEO to publish a call for candidates for the position of Treasurer of Reston Association.

April 12, 2017

ƒƒ Approved April 12, 2017 Initial Meeting Agenda as amended. ƒƒ Approved March 20, 2017 and March 23, 2017 meeting minutes. ƒƒ Elected the officers of the association: Sherri Hebert as President, David Bobzien as Vice President, Michael Sanio as Secretary, and Dannielle LaRosa as Treasurer.

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ƒƒ Approved the 2017-2018 Secretary’s Certificate. ƒƒ Approved the 20172018 board committee assignments.

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ƒƒ Approved May 25, 2017 Regular Meeting Agenda. ƒƒ Adopted the May 25, 2017 Consent Calendar, including motions on the following: ˚˚ Adoption of meeting minutes. ˚˚ Approval of Legal Committee report. ˚˚ Approval of Reston Historic Trust’s lake use request for the first annual Lake Anne Cardboard Boat Regatta. ˚˚ Approval of committee appointments and reappointments. ƒƒ Directed the CEO to write a letter to the Fairfax County Zoning Enforcement Office expressing the RA Board of Directors’ grave concern regarding the case of 1561 Trails Edge Lane, urging them to pursue timely enforcement. ƒƒ Authorized Vice President Bobzien to speak with the Zoning Enforcement Office and the County Attorney’s office on the board’s behalf regarding the matter of 1561 Trails Edge Lane. ƒƒ Directed legal counsel to investigate how the board

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might file for injunctive relief against the owner of 1561 Trails Edge Lane. Directed legal counsel to initiate a process of exploring amendments to Reston Association’s governing documents to clarify Reston Association’s position on home-sharing. Adopted a resolution on PRC Zoning Ordinance Amendments. Elected Sridhar Ganesan as Treasurer for Reston Association. Adopted a Community Engagement Plan for Major Capital Projects as a guideline for use by Reston Association Board, Committees and Staff. Granted a crane easement request to Atlantic Realty Company. Directed legal counsel to continue negotiations and discuss with the board the Williams Transco matter, and direct staff to provide notice (21 days) that the association will be holding a public hearing during the RA Board’s next regular meeting on June 22, 2017 regarding the Williams Transco request for an exclusive easement and the right of way over Reston Association Common Area.


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

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

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

Sridhar Ganesan, Treasurer BODganesan@reston.org

Eric Carr At-Large Director BODCarr@reston.org

John Mooney North Point District Director BODMooney@reston.org

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

Julie Bitzer South Lakes District Director BODBitzer@reston.org

Ray Wedell At-Large Director BODWedell@reston.org

Cate Fulkerson Chief Executive Officer Cate@reston.org

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INFO & RESOURCES | GUIDELINES | FACILITIES | MAP

Reston Association Common Area 1.

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Owners, including Owners of property adjacent to the Common Area, shall not attempt to nor improve, alter, landscape or mow Reston Association (RA) Common Area. Owners, including Owners of property adjacent to the Common Area, shall confine all fencing (including invisible fencing), sheds, or any other development to their own property.

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

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

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Horseback riding shall be confined to designated bridle paths.

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Dogs are to be walked on a leash in accordance with Fairfax County regulations. Cats, while on Common Area, must also be walked on a leash. Except for service dogs, no pets are permitted on active recreation areas, including but not limited to, such areas as playgrounds, picnic and multi-purpose courts, and play fields. Dumping of any refuse, including but not limited to, grass clippings, leaves, Christmas trees, appliances, old sofas, crank case oil, etc., is prohibited. [Also see Amended Deed Section VI.2(b).]

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

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

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

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d. To breach the peace or engage in disorderly conduct by the use of words or acts or other conduct that clearly threaten, intimidate or present a danger to others. Except where 10 a-d apply, before contacting local law enforcement, Reston Association, in its sole discretion, may contact an appropriate organization(s) to assist in the intervention with or removal of individuals from the Common Area. 11. Unless specifically authorized by the RA Board of Directors, the following actions are prohibited in the RA Common Area: a. Carrying or discharging of firearms, air guns, archery equipment, including but not limited to, bow and arrow, and B-B guns; b. Hunting, trapping, harvesting or collecting of any wildlife, including but not limited to, mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians; c. Feeding of nondomesticated wild animals (except songbirds); d. Practices that attract non-domesticated wild animals or those that may be vectors for infectious diseases, including but not limited to, leaving pet food out of doors overnight in a location accessible to nondomesticated wild animals; e. Fires or burning; f. Overnight camping; g. Harvesting or collecting plant life, except as authorized by the Association.

12. Fishing in the Association’s Lakes and Ponds is permitted as per Section 8(i) of Common Area Rules & Regulations Resolution 2 on Lake Use & Access. 13. Geocaching [use of Geographic Positioning Systems (GPS)] to locate a cache of materials is permitted only by Members under the following rules: a. Members interested in performing geocaching must notify the Association of all cache sites; b. Cache sites located on the Common Area must be completely hidden from view; c. Cache sites are not permitted near wildflowers, a wildlife nest or den; d. Cache sites located in the Association’s Common Area, known as the Walker Nature Education Center, must be no more than ten feet from a pathway or trail edge; e. The Association shall not be held liable for any injuries or personal property damage incurred by those participating in geocaching on the Common Area. 14. The Board of Directors may, for specific management purposes on certain properties, amend these rules or implement additional rules to meet land and resource management objectives.


Fishing and Boating Guidelines Reston’s four man-made lakes — Anne, Thoreau, Audubon, and Newport — along with Reston’s two ponds — Bright and Butler — cover 125 acres and provide recreation and stormwater management for the community. While swimming and ice skating are not permitted, fishing, boating, wildlife watching, and lakeside picnicking are available to RA members and their guests.

Fishing in Reston

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

Places to Fish

Lake Newport: Along the dam (park at Brown’s Chapel Park.) Lake Anne: Along the Lake Anne Plaza steps and public docks, along south shore of the canal and along the dam.

Lake Thoreau: Along 80 feet of shoreline and the public dock near Lake Thoreau pool, along dam by Lake Audubon, along bridge near golf course, and along timber wall at Purple Beach.

LAKE ANNE BOAT RENTALS Enjoy a journey across Lake Anne in a canoe, kayak, paddleboat or rowboat. Rental tickets can be purchased at Reston’s Used Book Shop, 1623 Washington Plaza (near the fountain). Contact the Book Shop by calling 703-435-9772.

Lake Audubon: Along dam by Lake Thoreau, at boat ramp by Lake Audubon Pool off Twin Branches Road, and along shoreline for 150 feet near the Nature Center (docks are private).

Hours of Operation Thursday 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm Friday 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Sunday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm Cost: $10 per boat for 1-hour rental* CASH ONLY *Boat operator must be at least 16 years of age. A parent or legal guardian (18 years of age or older) must sign a waiver/agreement and accompany passengers under the age of 16. Swimming is not permitted. Pets are not allowed in boats. Rental hours are limited to Saturday and Sunday hours after September 3rd.

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 (in-season only), ample opportunities exist to get on the water. We suggest taking your favorite book out, having a floating picnic or fishing for largemouth bass. ƒƒ

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A free general access permit for hand-carried boats to four lakes is available at RA headquarters, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive, during regular office hours. Proof of boat size is required. The concrete boat ramp at Lake Audubon, off of Twin Branches Road, is available to launch boats from trailers. (Electric motors only) Access points are monitored between April and October.

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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Boats (jon boats, canoes, deck boats, sailboats, etc.) may be up to 18 feet long, and no more than 10 feet wide. One electric motor (no gas motors) up to three horsepower may be used. Inflatables must have three separate compartments and sidewalls. All boats are required to have a wearable flotation device for each passenger on board. All boats left in the water between November 1 and March 31 require a permanent mooring permit. Only lakefront owners may permanently moor a boat on Reston’s lakes. Individual clusters or condo associations which own lakefront property have specific rules regarding mooring boats consistent with RA rules and regulations. For more information, see Resolution 2: Lake Use Access in the Governing Documents download the Boat Guide at http://bit.ly/RABoatGuide.

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If you see an abandoned boat floating around or you have lost your boat on our lakes, call Watershed Specialist Will Peterson at 703-435-6535 to help track it down.

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INFO & RESOURCES | GUIDELINES | FACILITIES | MAP AUTUMNWOOD POOL (1)

LAKE NEWPORT POOL (13)

RESTON ASSOCIATION HEADQUARTERS (22)

11950 WALNUT BRANCH ROAD

11601 LAKE NEWPORT ROAD

12001 SUNRISE VALLEY DRIVE 703-435-6530

AUTUMNWOOD TENNIS COURTS (1) 11950 WALNUT BRANCH ROAD

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

LAKE NEWPORT TENNIS COURTS (14)

COLTS NECK ROAD

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

11032 RING ROAD

11452 BARON CAMERON AVENUE

11400 RIDGE HEIGHTS ROAD

UPLANDS TENNIS COURTS (28)

LAKE THOREAU POOL (15)

SHADOWOOD POOL (24)

11032 RING ROAD

2040 UPPER LAKES DRIVE

2201 SPRINGWOOD DRIVE

UPPER LAKES TENNIS COURTS (29)

NEWBRIDGE POOL (16)

SHADOWOOD TENNIS COURTS (24)

UPPER LAKES DRIVE/SUNRISE VALLEY DRIVE

11450 GLADE DRIVE 703-476-9689

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

2201 SPRINGWOOD DRIVE

NEWBRIDGE TENNIS COURTS (16)

TALL OAKS POOL (25)

11718 GOLF COURSE SQUARE

12025 NORTH SHORE DRIVE

NORTH HILLS PICNIC PAVILION (17)

TEMPORARY ROAD PICNIC PAVILION (26)

1325 NORTH VILLAGE ROAD

TEMPORARY ROAD/NORTH SHORE DRIVE

DOGWOOD POOL (5) 2460 GREEN RANGE ROAD

WALKER NATURE CENTER (30)

UPLANDS POOL (28) RIDGE HEIGHTS POOL (23)

11768 GOLF COURSE SQUARE

COLTS NECK TENNIS COURTS (3)

THE LAKE HOUSE (27) 11450 BARON CAMERON AVENUE

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NORTH HILLS POOL (17) 1325 NORTH VILLAGE ROAD

GLADE POOL (6) 11550 GLADE DRIVE

NORTH HILLS TENNIS COURTS (17)

GLADE TENNIS COURTS (6)

1325 NORTH VILLAGE ROAD

11550 GLADE DRIVE

NORTH SHORE POOL (18)

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GOLF COURSE ISLAND POOL (7) 11301 LINKS DRIVE

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HUNTERS WOODS PICNIC PAVILION (9)

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HUNTERS WOODS POOL (10)

POLO FIELDS RECREATION AREA (19)

2501 RESTON PARKWAY

THUNDER CHASE DRIVE

LAKE ANNE TENNIS COURTS (11)

PONY BARN PICNIC PAVILION (20)

11301 NORTH SHORE DRIVE

TRIPLE CROWN/ STEEPLECHASE DRIVE

LAKE ANNE PICNIC PAVILION (11) 11301 NORTH SHORE DRIVE

RESTON ASSOCIATION CENTRAL SERVICES FACILITY (21)

LAKE AUDUBON POOL (12)

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