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CONTENTS

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INSIDE

Giving Thanks and Giving Back

BY CAROL NAHORNIAK Friends of Reston is continuously grateful for the ongoing support of all who give donations, time and talent year-round supporting their mission.

MEMBER SERVICES 52

Welcome to Reston and FAQ

POOL & TENNIS PASSES 53

Renewable Pass

WEBTRAC 55

Registration Info

PROGRAMS & EVENTS

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Forming Strong Partnerships With Local Recreational Organizations

BY JESSICA BIGGER Partnerships with local sports and recreational organizations have been instrumental in providing numerous recreational opportunities for RA members.

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

FACILITY RENTALS 74 76

RA Picnic Pavilions RA Community Buildings

VOLUNTEER RESTON

78 Volunteer Opportunity 79 VOLGISTICS & VICNET 80 Environmental Opportunity 84 Corporate Team Building With a Difference

Partnerships Bring the “Live, Work, Play” Spirit to All Restonians

BOARD AND GOVERNANCE 86 87

BY JESSICA BIGGER RA’s partnerships with several local organizations bring the community together.

Board Actions Board of Directors

INFO AND RESOURCES 88 89 90

RA Common Area Fishing and Boating Facilities and Map

On the Cover: Young artists at Chalk Fest 2017 Photographer: Sean Bahrami

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PERSPECTIVES

ON THE STREET

AROUND RESTON

08 RA Board President 10 Making Things Happen in Reston Takes Partnerships 12 Partnerships Make Communities 14 A Partnership That Saves Lives 16 Looking Ahead

18 Halloween Candy Buy-Back 20 How to Revive Your Home 24 Reston Community Orchestra Celebrates 30 Years! 26 Impactful Art Through Partnerships

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Opportunity Neighborhood Comes to Reston! “Home Is Where the Heart Is” Who’s Dumping On RA Property? Boat Winterization

HISTORIC RESTON 50 Lake Anne District Receives National Recognition


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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, 703-435-6530. 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 Hello, Restonians,

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t is hard to believe that fall is upon us, children are back to school and the days are getting noticeably shorter. For Reston Association and your Board of Directors, it is time to develop the association’s 2018 capital and operating budgets.

One budget item that the RA Board will be looking carefully at is pool operating hours. This past summer, members expressed their dissatisfaction with the reduction in some RA pool hours. In response to member feedback, RA’s Aquatics staff made adjustments during the season, but it is clear the Board needs to consider making changes to those hours for the 2018 pool season. I want to thank those residents who sent feedback to our Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee and participated in Open House and Member Listening sessions over the past few months to share their feedback on our pools. Board Directors, of course, like to hear your feedback, and I think it is helpful when you hear each other’s feedback. During a Sunday Open House held at the Lake House in September, I talked with two residents who had opposing feedback regarding adults-only hours at Lake Thoreau pool. It was good that they could share those views with each other understanding that not everyone will be happy with every decision. As a Board, we also need to have similar opportunities to hear from our tennis community regarding courts, lighting and priorities. As we move past the 2018 budget process, I want us to focus early next year on setting a long-term plan for RA assets and facilities. We need to examine condition, age, consequences of any changes, and of course cost. I know we must make some tough decisions or we will continue to struggle with rising assessments and aging facilities. We can’t make these decisions without your input, so watch for the many opportunities to give feedback — whether a survey, a meeting or an open house. This fall, RA staff, along with our Board treasurer, will finish implementing internal control processes including purchasing, procurement and contracting — all critical issues that were highlighted in the StoneTurn Group Report. We also plan to start a new process of testing our internal controls through the use of external auditors in 2018. The Board and RA’s land-use staff are also working tirelessly to protect Reston’s interests with Fairfax County. With all the challenges that development and infrastructure changes bring, having a working relationship with Fairfax County is imperative. That being said, it is also important that each of you let your voice be heard by expressing your opinions to the county through phone calls, emails, or speaking at planning and zoning meetings. Never underestimate the power of one voice. As always, let me know if you have concerns or suggestions and, just as important, what you love about living in Reston. Sincerely,

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Making Things Happen in Reston Takes Partnerships

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BY CATE L. FULKERSON, RESTON ASSOCIATION CEO PHOTOS COURTESY OF GREATER RESTON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

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he 1546 English proverb“Two heads are better than one” can also be used when considering the importance of community partnerships. When two or more organizations come together, combining not just their ideas but their resources and talents for the betterment of their community, significant impacts can be achieved. This reminds me of another phrase, which has become very meaningful to me:“making things happen in Reston.” During my years of service I have come to learn that the business of creating community does not happen because of the singular efforts of one organization, but instead it takes the collective effort of many to effect the greatest good. Partnerships are the focus of this quarter’s issue of Reston magazine. As you read through this issue you will either be reacquainted with or discover new partnerships the Reston Association has with other organizations and businesses to make things happen in Reston. I have been honored to be a part of one particular multiorganization partnership over the years: Ethics Day with South Lakes High School. The Ethics Day program was created 25 years ago by the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce (GRCC) for the South Lakes High School senior class to learn about ethical dilemmas and behaviors and how perspectives and decisions from these can impact their lives and the lives of others. Using a series of real-life scenarios, and with the

DURING MY YEARS OF SERVICE I HAVE COME TO LEARN THAT THE BUSINESS OF CREATING COMMUNITY DOES NOT HAPPEN BECAUSE OF THE SINGULAR EFFORTS OF ONE ORGANIZATION, BUT INSTEAD IT TAKES THE COLLECTIVE EFFORT OF MANY TO AFFECT THE GREATEST GOOD. guidance of over 90 volunteer Room Facilitators and Table Leaders, every year students are given the opportunity to consider, discuss, and reach decisions on topics such as personal relationships and accountability, medical emergencies, drunken driving and unconscious bias. The Chamber was the first in our region to host such a program and take advantage of a unique opportunity to work with the business community to give back to Reston in a meaningful way. Putting on a daylong program with four experiential learning modules for 550 plus students is not an easy task. Fortunately, as opposed to working on its own, the Chamber knew that to “make this happen in Reston” would take reliance on partnerships. Since its inception, over 11,000 students have participated in GRCC’s Ethics Day program with the assistance of nearly 2,000 volunteers from the business community and a multitude of businesses contributing resources to educate the next generation on the importance of making ethical decisions. In addition to the Reston Association, some of the Chamber’s partners sponsoring

this event over the years have included the Reston Sheraton Hotel, Google, Reston Hospital Center, Virginia Spine Institute, Marymount University, Northern Virginal Community College, Northwest Federal Credit Union, Leidos, Bechtel, Comstock, Microsoft, JBG/ Smith, Odin Feldman Pittleman, Reston Limousine Association and Reston Community Center. We are blessed to live in a community with organizations who believe in giving back and “making things happen in Reston” in such an impactful and

meaningful way — through the betterment of our youth. To learn more about the Ethics Day Program or other corporate “give back initiatives,” please contact our partner organization, the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce, online at www. restonchamber.org or call 703-707-9045. Cate L. Fulkerson, Reston Association CEO, is a 40-year resident of Reston; 1985 graduate of South Lakes High School, honored member of the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce, and Co-chair of the GRCC Ethics Days Program.

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Partnerships Make Communities I BY KEN PLUM

t may take a village to raise a child, but a village becoming a community requires lots of people working together, sometimes informally and other times in structured partnerships. Reston as a community has a seemingly endless supply of people with gifts and talents who can contribute to the education of our young people and who can unite together in partnerships to make our community stronger. There is no need to quibble about the terms and conditions that make for a partnership; for me, when two or more people agree to work together for a common goal, a partnership has been formed. Of course, there are instances in which the nature and conditions of working together may require that a legal document be drawn up for safety, financial or other considerations. But the important elements in a partnership are agreement on goals and no worry about who gets the credit. Partnerships are part of what makes our community of Reston so very special. We can thank Bob Simon for planting the idea from the beginning that Reston would be an inclusive community for all. Start noticing the number of placards around announcing that “Hate has no home here.” There is one in my yard and

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on the properties of many of my friends. Anytime tragedy strikes friends or neighbors, we come together where this idea of the Reston community first sprouted — at Lake Anne — to show our solidarity with those who are grieving and in need. While I would love to give recognition to the many wonderful individuals and organizations involved in the partnerships in our community, I do not want to risk leaving out any person or group. I will simply observe the results of successful partnerships with sincere congratulations and gratitude to all involved. Opening of school sees many community organizations and faith groups shift into gear to raise money to ensure that all children go to school with backpacks and school supplies to be ready to learn. Other partnerships and organizations focus on providing meals for families, especially in the summer and on the weekends during the school year, so that children can be nourished. Our community maintains its well-kept look and its bounty of activities because individuals and organizations work with established institutions in partnership to accomplish all that is necessary for a functioning community to exist, with lots of ways for the residents to get involved. Just take a look at any of Reston’s publications to see the

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IT TAKES A LOT OF PEOPLE UNSELFISHLY WORKING TOGETHER IN COMMON UNDERSTANDING AND COMMITMENT TO MAKE FOR A SUCCESSFUL COMMUNITY. boundless number of partnerships too numerous to mention here. I am proud to live in Reston where every day I observe working partnerships building and strengthening our community! Delegate Plum represents the 36th District, including all of Reston, in the Virginia House of Delegates.


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A Partnership That Saves Lives O BY GERRY CONNOLLY

ne of the great things about representing Reston, first as Chairman of Fairfax County and then in Congress, is the opportunity to work with our vibrant nonprofit community. It seems that for every local need, there is a dedicated nonprofit helping to improve our community. Take our effort to end homelessness. Even in a region as fortunate as Northern Virginia, there continue to be tremendous needs. When I was first elected Chairman of the Board of Supervisors in 2003, there was growing concern about the increase in the local homeless population. Particularly alarming was the fact that 60 percent of homeless adults in families were already employed, highlighting the need to address the shrinking number of affordable housing units. Knowing government could not tackle these challenges alone, we convened separate community summits to devise action plans to preserve affordable housing and prevent homelessness. We launched The Penny for Affordable Housing Fund, which dedicated a penny on the tax rate for the preservation of affordable housing, with a goal of preserving 1,000 units by 2008. This generated more than $26 million annually. We adopted a 10-year plan to prevent and end homelessness, opened the new Katherine K. Hanley Family Shelter and hired a coordinator to oversee all local efforts to assist the homeless. And we

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created innovative community partnerships that leveraged public, private and nonprofit expertise. One important element of that plan has been the annual hypothermia program. In partnership with local churches, the program provides warm meals and temporary shelter for those most at risk. Our goal was simple: Make it through the winter without the loss of a single life due to hypothermia. In the program’s first year, across those 17 weeks, there were 17

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houses of worship that opened their doors to provide food and shelter. Thanks to the work of thousands of volunteers, no one died from hypothermia. More than a decade since these programs launched, we have seen tremendous progress. We’ve preserved more than 2,757 affordable housing units. The homeless population in Fairfax County has declined 47 percent since 2008. Working together, we’ve saved people’s lives and changed them for the better. Locally, much of that

progress is thanks to nonprofits like Cornerstones in Reston. Since 1970, Cornerstones has promoted self-sufficiency by providing support and advocacy for those in need of food, shelter, affordable housing, child care and other human services. Over the years, their program scope and number of clients have continued to grow. For example, in 2015, Cornerstones provided critical assistance to more than 15,502 individuals, including more than 4,506 families and 8,163 children.


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Earlier this year, my office was contacted by a woman who was homeless and desperately in need of assistance. My office contacted the Fairfax County Office to Prevent and End Homelessness, and they, in turn, contacted the Embry Rucker Community Shelter, which immediately sprang into action. But the assistance provided by organizations like Cornerstones and the Embry Rucker Community Shelter isn’t confined to just finding or providing shelter. The wraparound services provided by Cornerstones and the Embry Rucker Community Shelter not only address the immediate needs of their clients, they also help to provide the support needed for individuals and families to break the cycle of poverty and homelessness and begin their journey to independence and self-sufficiency. Just last year, 52 families and 84 individuals left the Embry Rucker Shelter and moved into homes of their own. Six months later, nearly 70 percent remained in stable housing. We can be proud of this success. Nationally, proposed budget cuts threaten our efforts by eliminating essential programs and funding streams, such as the Community Development Block Grant program and the United States Interagency Council of Homelessness. There are also proposals to slash

federal investments in affordable housing at HUD and eliminate the national Housing Trust Fund. Those kinds of cuts don’t reflect our values.

IN THE FACE OF ONGOING ECONOMIC CHALLENGES, WE MUST WORK EVEN HARDER TO MEET OUR GOAL OF FULLY ELIMINATING HOMELESSNESS IN FAIRFAX COUNTY BY 2018. Organizations like Cornerstones and community volunteers will continue to play a significant role in this endeavor. Government alone cannot solve all our problems. But working together, like we’ve done in Reston, can continue to make a difference and provide real change in people’s lives. 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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Looking Ahead W BY CATHY HUDGINS

hen the original Reston Master Plan was adopted in 1962 by the Board of Supervisors (BOS), the Planned Residential Community (PRC) Zoning Ordinance was set at an 11 person per acre count. By 1969, the Zoning Ordinance was modified to 13 persons per acre, which still governs the community today. In 2007, the PRC Zoning Ordinance was amended, changing the population factors and the approval process. At that time, it was noted that in the future there would be a need to revisit the 13 persons per acre number. In 2015, the Fairfax County Comprehensive Plan for Reston was updated based on recommendations from the community-involved Reston Master Plan Special Study Task Force. The Comprehensive Plan strategically focused almost all potential growth within three areas, Reston Town Center, the three (3) areas closest to Metro (Transit Station Areas), and Village Centers. New language was also added to protect existing neighborhoods and establish a more stringent policy should future redevelopment be requested. Once again, it was noted that the 13 persons count would need to be reexamined. In order to protect Reston’s neighborhoods and strategically focus growth, the Zoning Ordinance needs to be updated to address the issues of 13 persons per acre and the number of dwelling units per acre. This modification would impact specific parcels identified within the PRC, should they desire to redevelop.

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proffer may be buildable land, contributions to road improvements (new traffic signal, adding a right turn lane), affordable housing options, or on-site physical improvements installed by the developer. Happily, land in Reston is exempt from the recent state-wide proffer ban, allowing the county to negotiate creatively with developers during the rezoning process.

SMART GROWTH IS AN APPROACH TO DEVELOPMENT I SUPPORT.

An increase addresses the potential for future growth as envisioned in the approved Comprehensive Plan. It promotes smart growth, while protecting the existing community. I recognize that good economic times, particularly the last two years, provide more commercial incentive for new development. The county is always mindful of considerations such as density of development and public infrastructure — roads, schools, fire/police stations, libraries, parks. (Point of clarification

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— since the Byrd Road Law 1932, the commonwealth has had supervision, management and jurisdiction over the local road system — not the county.) Please note, three new Reston north/south toll road crossings and three new rail stations are scheduled to open in the Reston and Herndon area. They will relieve much of the traffic that today travels through our community. To mitigate impact on schools, parks and libraries, Fairfax County has a long history of accepting proffers from the developers. A

I advocate for appropriate growth of mixed use buildings, community engagement, diverse housing and transportation options concentrated near employment opportunities. Like you, I care about better roads, better schools, more parks, and economic growth. After all, I enjoy living here too. Cathy Hudgins has represented the Hunter Mill District on the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors since 2000. As a long-time Restonian, she has been involved with local, county and state politics for over 30 years.


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Halloween Candy Buy-Back W BY ASTRID TISSERONT

PHOTOS COURTESY OF TISSERONT ORTHODONTICS

DR. TISSERONT’S 12TH ANNUAL

HALLOWEEN CANDY BUY-BACK EVENT!! Benefiting Children’s National Medical Center and Our Troops Overseas

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 6 12-4 P.M.

Plaza America, right outside our office, 11720 Plaza America Drive, Ste. 110 Reston, VA 20190

Don’t Miss It!

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HAT SHOULD I DO with all this leftover Halloween candy!? Why, bring it to a dentist, of course! School has been in session for a whole month already, and it’s about time to get the creative juices flowing and help your children figure out what they’re going to wear for Halloween. Will it be a Despicable Me 3 costume? Wonder Woman? Or maybe a slice of bacon, because everyone loves bacon! While you’re trying to figure that out, you may start thinking about the amount of candy that ends up in your home after a night of trick-or-treating. All that candy! The sugary bliss of a week full of candy for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Ahhhh….. This may trigger thoughts of ingenious ways of getting rid of all that candy… Take it to the office? “Trade it in” with your children, and have them choose their favorite toy? Throw it away? WAIT! There’s a better solution that you’re going to just love…. Bring your candy to a dentist’s office. Bringing your leftover Halloween candy to a dentist may not be the first thought that pops up in your mind, but guess what? Each year there are a handful of dentists in Reston, such as Dr. Tisseront’s orthodontic practice in the Plaza America shopping center,

who offer to PAY you for your leftover Halloween candy. You heard me right: they PAY YOU! However, not all Halloween candy buy-back programs are the same, and none give you as many reasons to donate your candy as Tisseront Orthodontics. Dr. Tisseront and his team are passionate about supporting our local community, and they do so through annual dental health elementary school visits, by supporting local lifeguards with towels for their uniforms, by sponsoring local children’s sports teams such as soccer and baseball and, finally, by holding their annual, extremely popular Halloween Candy Buy-Back event. Dr. Tisseront and his team have been collecting your leftover Halloween candy for the past 10 years. Dr. Tisseront donates $2 per pound of candy: $1 goes to the child donating, and $1 goes directly to Children’s National Medical Center in D.C. But it doesn’t stop there. Not only do they donate money to a great cause, they package up the candy and deliver it to our troops overseas! A letter-writing station is also set up during the event so the community can write letters of appreciation and draw pictures to send to our troops; each box of candy is accompanied by two to three letters. Each year, they collect over 1,000 pounds of leftover Halloween candy! Last year set


a record of 1,679 pounds, and they hope to top that this year, with your help.

THIS EVENT HAS ALLOWED DR. TISSERONT TO DONATE OVER $20,000 TO CHILDREN’S NATIONAL MEDICAL CENTER OVER THE YEARS.

Local businesses such as Pitango, Mayflowers, Ben & Jerry’s, Clyde’s and the Skating Rink at Reston Town Center have all donated prizes for this popular community event. Many students volunteer to box up all that candy as well, so if your child needs service hours, give us a call! This year will mark the 12th Annual Halloween Candy BuyBack event for Dr. Tisseront’s office. With a win-win all around, don’t forget to mark your calendars for Monday,

November 6, from 12 to 4 p.m. You’ll be glad you did! 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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How to Revive Your Home F BY AKG DESIGN STUDIO

PHOTOS COURTESY OF AKG DESIGN STUDIO

all is upon us, and pumpkin everything is in full force. Reston’s colors are changing, and we know the holidays will soon begin. Family gatherings, chilly weather, the smell of apple pies through the house. Will you be hosting? People staying in your home or coming over for gatherings? Wish that you could update your home on short notice or on budget? There are many ways that you can still make it happen. From bigger projects like a new backsplash or new counters to small changes like changing hardware — you can revive your home!

CHANGING HARDWARE

Cabinet pulls can give away your kitchen’s age. Making this easy and cheap update can quickly modernize your kitchen. All you need is a screw driver and potentially a drill. There is a great selection in your local hardware store and an even bigger one online. From a few cents to full custom you can choose your style and make you cabinet pop!

NEW FAUCET

Changing out your faucet doesn’t only change the look of your kitchen but increases the functionality. Newer faucets can have a lot of features that will make cooking and cleaning easier. The increased height of newer faucets makes filling pots easier, and just imagine when you have to clean something big it is so much easier getting

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easy DIY project is under cabinet lighting, which can be attached under the cabinets and plugged in to light your beautiful new backsplash.

CABINETS

it the sink without the lower clearance. Consider changing out the finish to something trendy like brushed brass or black, or go with easy-to-clean stainless steel.

BACKSPLASH

Add or update your backsplash. This is one of the most costeffective ways to change your whole kitchen style. From romantic traditional to transitional with just a swap of a tile. Chuck those outdated travertine tiles and choose colorful subway tile. You can even go with feel and stick tile backsplash for an easy install! Be creative and think about materials outside the box. As long as it is water and dirt resistant and easy to clean,

use it! One of the affordable options is stencils and paint, it can let you add dimension with minimal investment and lots of style. Another option is wallpaper — it is back on the rise and works great as a backsplash.

UPDATE LIGHTING

Does your kitchen still have the old fluorescent tubes? Those tend to create harsh lighting and most of the time not sufficient light for the work space. If you can splurge on recessed lights with LED bulbs, your kitchen and your eyes will thank you. If that’s not an option, try track lighting. A little electrical attachment and some ceiling paint and you are good to go. Another relatively

Think about painting your cabinets. You can tackle this one yourself or hire a professional. It’ll cost a fraction of a full remodel and will make a big impact. Choose a color that will work with your flooring and counter since you are keeping those. The latest trends are perfect match white or gray — such neutral colors they go with everything! You can also consider changing out or adding a few more cabinets; this may help create a bigger island or space to entertain the guests with a coffee station or a wine bar.

NEW COUNTERTOPS

Laminate countertops don’t age well, and Corian is usually worse. Before you rush to change your countertop, make sure that you are happy with your kitchen layout and your cabinets are in mint condition. Many people make the mistake of replacing counters, just to take on a full kitchen remodel a year later. Those counters (for the most part) can’t be salvaged and your investment will go down the drain.If you do decide to go that route, think about your sink, faucet,

and backsplash as well. There is a wide range of materials to choose from. Select the one that will fit your lifestyle and will match your existing cabinets.

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Don’t forget about your bathroom if people are going to be coming in from out of town. You can take a lot of the kitchen tips and apply them here! Paint those cabinets, replace that countertop, update the faucet and lighting. Something else for you to do is to swap out the mirror in the bathroom. The old style frameless mirror can be removed and replaced by a framed one of your choice. While the old mirror is down, take the opportunity to add an accent color on that wall or add some wall paper! And make sure to caulk your shower! This is a sponsored article written by AKG Design Studio.

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Giving Thanks and Giving Back Partners in Goals and Appreciation: Friends of Reston and Reston Association BY CAROL NAHORNIAK

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et us begin by saying thanks. Reston is included among the most fortunate, affluent regions in the USA, and one way that is proven is by the community’s generosity.

FRIENDS OF RESTON (FOR) IS CONTINUOUSLY GRATEFUL FOR THE ONGOING SUPPORT OF ALL WHO GIVE DONATIONS, TIME, AND TALENT YEAR ROUND. Through donations, FOR is able to fulfill its mission as a partner and supporting organization of Reston Association. FOR encourages activity, exploration and protection of the natural environment and provides amenities that add to the quality of life in our community such as bike racks, benches and recycling bins for RA facilities, restoration of habitats, and tree planting. Humanitarian efforts such as camp and tennis scholarships for youth and Helping Homes are key to FOR’s undertakings to help spread the advantages of good fortune to everyone in the community. Hundreds of

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PHOTOGRAPHY BY JIM KIRBY AND SEAN BAHRAMI children have benefited from camp scholarships over the years, and through FOR’s work with RA Covenants, eligible RA members receive Helping Homes assistance for essential exterior repairs at their residence. Through volunteer efforts, FOR’s work makes it possible for achievements beyond the scope of RA’s budget, and to that end, RA helps support FOR through recruitment and promotion. As one small but significant example, it’s thanks to FOR and volunteers that the Walker Nature Center’s mascots Walker the Woodpecker, Earl the Squirrel and Myrtle the Turtle bring fun teaching moments to all ages at community events. Walker is particularly famous for his representation as the Official Bird of Reston, the Pileated Woodpecker, which was elected out of five candidates during FOR’s 2014 campaign. All of the volunteer efforts made by FOR since its formation in 1999 were honored in 2016 with a Best of Reston award. Through philanthropy, FOR raised the funds to build Reston’s Nature House and supplied the voluntary professionalism required for the project’s success. The $1.5 million, LEED Gold Certified facility is visited by more than 23,000 people each year, and

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discovered weekly by Reston newcomers and visitors who enjoy the opportunity to learn more about the local environment, including its flora and fauna. Nature House opened in 2009 and hosts public and private events in every season, providing another popular Reston Association amenity at the 72acre Walker Nature Center on Glade Drive. Through fundraising, organized by FOR’s volunteer board of directors, events such as the annual Nature House

5K and Better Said Than Done storytelling nights offer community gatherings that provide financial support, and awareness, of FOR’s mission.

ON #GIVINGTUESDAY, GIVE LOCALLY It’s become a custom as much as Thanksgiving leftovers, shopping on Black Friday and online sales on Cyber Monday. #GivingTuesday is the day when charities have their turn, and perhaps it’s more to the point of the season. This national day of giving has


MAKE A DONATION

Make an online tax deductible contribution in the amount of your choosing at www.friendsofreston.org or mail your check to Friends of Reston, 11450 Glade Drive, Reston, VA 20191. Include a note if you would like your donation to go toward a specific FOR project.

grown with a vast social media following, and nonprofit organizations now depend upon the surge of contributions as donors are reminded of year-end tax benefits. #GivingTuesday brings a barrage of emails and social media reminders from favorite organizations and some unknown — how does one choose which is deserving of support? The easiest choices are closest to home, and the 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that serves in our own

backyard is Friends of Reston. With every $450 raised, FOR can send one child to RA Camp for two weeks. With every $100 raised, a child can be provided with RA Tennis lessons, and for every $50, a tree can be planted in Reston’s natural areas. When donations are made to local organizations, the entire community benefits. One of the best ways to give thanks is to give back.

Carol Nahorniak is the President of Friends of Reston.

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Reston Community Orchestra Celebrates 30 Years! BY PATRICIA O'KEEFFE

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he Reston Community Orchestra is pleased to announce that we will be celebrating our 30th season of service to the Reston Community during our 2017-18 concert season. The orchestra got its start in 1987 as the Reston Chamber Orchestra, with a handful of members meeting in the home of one of the musicians. Because of its limited orchestration, the group’s repertoire was limited to baroque chamber music. As more musicians were drawn to the group, the repertoire expanded to include all forms of orchestral music. Their first performance, under the direction of Adair McConnell, was in 1988. The Orchestra is composed of nearly 70 volunteer members. Most of us are not professional musicians, but pilots, engineers, IT

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specialists, teachers and government employees.

WHAT DRAWS US TOGETHER IS OUR SHARED LOVE OF MUSIC AND THE PROCESS OF CREATING SOMETHING GREATER THAN THE SUM OF OUR INDIVIDUAL PARTS. Each season the Orchestra presents five concerts that are free and open to the public. We begin with a fall concert in November. This year’s fall concert will be on Saturday, November 11, at 4:00 p.m. at the Community Center at Hunter’s Woods. The concert will be a tribute to Veteran’s Day and will feature patriotic

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music by American composers. Our second performance is an “audience participation” event! The Holiday Play and Sing Along gives community members an opportunity to pull out those dusty violins and warm up their singing voices to join the Orchestra in some

traditional holiday favorites. The program will be held at the Sunset Hills Montessori School on December 9 at 4:00 p.m. Bring the family and enjoy some holiday cheer! Each year the Reston Community joins together to celebrate the life and


achievements of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The Reston Community Orchestra is an important part of that community celebration. Featuring spirituals, soloists and symphonic music composed by African-American composers, this concert is always a moving

and meaningful event for the entire family. The concert will be held at RCC Hunter’s Woods on Saturday, January 13, at 4:00 p.m. The spring concert is our children’s concert and will feature a youthful soloist performing with the orchestra. This year’s soloist will be

a talented young violinist, George Pekarsky. Bring the kids and share the joys of classical music with the next generation. Our final concert of the season will complete our Anniversary Celebration. We will present an array of popular music, including works by Andrew Lloyd Weber and Leonard Bernstein. We will also feature RCO principal cellist Kurt Usowski. We hope that you will join us for some (or all) of our performances this year. All concerts are free; however, any donations are gratefully accepted. Please visit our website at restoncommunityorchetra.org for more information. Reston resident Patricia O'Keeffe is principal oboist with the Reston Community Orchestra.

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Impactful Art Through Partnerships T BY LILY SIEGEL

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he mission of the Greater Reston Arts Center (GRACE) is to enrich community life by promoting involvement and excellence in contemporary visual arts. Founded by artists in 1974 as a source of cultural enrichment for the new town of Reston, GRACE has matured from its early beginnings in the Lake Anne Village Center to its current home in Reston Town Center. Today, GRACE provides Northern Virginia’s diverse community with abundant opportunities to experience and explore contemporary art. With the hiring of a new executive Director and curator last year, GRACE is refocusing its programing around impactful exhibitions and developing new public programs and education content based on artwork and artists shown in the gallery. GRACE has built an extensive network of partnerships aimed at bringing diverse groups of people into the gallery to experience contemporary art, beginning with preschool children and continuing through to adults. GRACE is thankful for the opportunity to collaborate with the community through strong partnerships like those with the Arts Council of Fairfax County, Reston Association, Reston Community Center, Public Art Reston, and Reston

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RESTON ASSOCIATION HAS BEEN A STAUNCH SUPPORTER OF OUR PROGRAMMING FOR MANY YEARS AND HAS BEEN A TREMENDOUS PARTNER IN ANY OF OUR PROJECTS THAT FOCUS ON ENVIRONMENTALLY CONSCIOUS ART-MAKING.

Town Center Association on significant projects. These include the annual Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival, the outdoor public art installation “A Bird in the Hand” by internationally recognized artist Patrick Dougherty, our robust gallery exhibitions and our educational and outreach programing. Our longstanding partnership with Reston Community Center has allowed us to expand our reach to bring in artists, writers, musicians and other artistic professionals like those who are participating in our newest initiative, the Creative Responses program. Our most recent partnership with George Mason University provides university professors the opportunity to bring exhibition content into the classroom

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and allows undergraduate and graduate students from all colleges to intern at GRACE for course credit. Reston Association has been a staunch supporter of our programming for many years and has been a tremendous partner in any of our projects that focus on environmentally conscious artmaking. Well versed in native plants and natural resources RA naturalists have provided sound horticultural advice, assisting with the selection and cultivation of all plant materials on several projects including the 2015 installation of “A Bird in the Hand” as well as the 2009 “Sleeping Tree” installation by Shinji TurnerYamamoto. In partnership with RA we were proud to provide some of the first cultural content at the Lake House with our summer camps. By being able to offer our camps as the latest Reston amenity, the Lake House, GRACE focused on providing direct learning experiences centered on the visual arts, encouraging children to expand their artistic vocabulary and creativity through handson art activities taught by professional art educators. Reston Association annually supports GRACE’s yearly Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival, our main fundraising platform, through advertising and volunteer support.

GRACE GALLERY HOURS: Tuesday-Saturday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. www.restonarts.org

UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS

SUE WRBICAN: WELL PAST THE ECHO Sept. 9-Nov. 18 PAULINA PEAVY Dec. 9, 2017-Feb. 17, 2018 YOUTH ART MONTH: EMERGING VISIONS March 3-April 7, 2018 MIKE CLOUD April 21-July 7, 2018

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DEC. 2, NOON-4 P.M. Free and open to the public. Artwork will be for sale for $75 each.

Currently on view at GRACE is the first comprehensive exhibition of DC-based artist Sue Wrbican’s work, which brings together her most recent photographic series inspired by the landscape


WORKSHOPS

GRACE offers workshops and classes for children and adults. The programs are supported by Reston Community Center and registration is easy!

CREATIVE RESPONSES

Free and open to the public. October 26, 6-7 p.m. Join us on the last Thursday of each month to hear a creative professional respond to the work on view in the gallery. The short presentation will be followed by open conversation. Presenters may include poets, dancers, writers, musicians, visual artists and more.

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paintings of American surrealist Kay Sage (1898–1963) and an immersive sculptural installation. Wrbican is associate professor and director of photography at George Mason School of Art. Wrbican will also launch her new artist book based on the projects and titled "Biography of Catastrophe and the Eventual Outcome of an Instant" at an event on November 4 at GRACE. This winter, GRACE will present its first Monster Drawing Rally, which will celebrate and promote accessibility to contemporary art and collecting. The Monster Drawing Rally is a fundraising platform first developed by Southern Exposure in San Francisco, in which artists are invited to participate in a live drawing event during which their works of art are available for immediate sale to the audience. All proceeds will directly support GRACE operations and art enrichment educational programming. In December, GRACE will present works by Paulina Peavy (b. 1901, Colorado City, Colorado; d. 1999, Bethesda, Maryland), an under-recognized artist who worked for over 50 years to promote her femalecentered worldview through her drawings, paintings, film

and writing. The Greater Reston Arts Center is the only 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization in Reston Town Center, and is the largest non-profit in the community devoted solely to the visual arts. GRACE increases understanding of different cultures through art, brings diverse audiences together around a common interest, and ensures access and opportunity for engagement in the arts to all residents, regardless of age, race, ethnicity, or income. Admission to the GRACE gallery is always FREE, as are many of public programs. Lily Siegel, Executive Director and Curator at Greater Reston Arts Center, grew up in and around the museums of Los Angeles and has worked in the curatorial departments at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, the High Museum in Atlanta, the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco and will be curating an important exhibition on Moira Dryer at The Phillips Collection in 2020.

(A panel discussion about applying to college art programs) October 14, 5-7 p.m. Wondering how to navigate the application process to a college art program? Want to know how to make your college art portfolio stand out from the rest? Come to Greater Reston Arts Center where a panel of professionals will answer your questions about the art school application process and give you tips, information and feedback how to strengthen your application to art school. After the panel discussion, the panel members will be on hand to provide important feedback on your portfolio. Bring your sketchbook and/ or portfolio to get feedback from the professionals. Panel members will include art educators from George Mason University, Northern Virginia Community College and Fairfax County Public Schools.

Photo Transfer Workshop

October 28, 9:30-11 a.m. Learn how to use photography in a new and exciting way. Transform digital images from the screen to the tangible with photo transfers. Participants will learn a variety of transfer techniques and get hands-on experience with gel medium transfers. Great for photographers and mixed media artists alike. Ages 14 and up.

Natural Dye Workshop

October 21, 5:30-7 p.m. Have you ever wanted to dive into natural dye? Explore versatile techniques of resist dying while enjoying refreshments. Participants

will get to experiment on different fabrics and will leave the workshop with a minimum of five completed pieces. Ages 18 and up.

IN CONVERSATION: Sue Wrbican and Lily Siegel + BOOK RELEASE Free and open to the public November 4, 3-5 p.m.

T.G.I.F.: Free Fridays

November 3, 5-7 p.m. December 8, 5-7 p.m. Thank GRACE, it’s Friday! Greater Reston Arts Center opens its doors for an evening of family art making, dramatic storytelling, and exploration in the gallery that promises to excite the senses while strengthening art literacy and looking skills. This program is developed in partnership with Greater Reston Arts Center, which will lead creative arts workshops for each event. The Greater Reston Arts Center is located at 12001 Market Street, Suite 103 Reston, VA 20190.

Jewelry Design

November 18, 5:30-7 p.m. Ever wanted to learn how to make your own piece of jewelry? Come to this workshop to get started. Learn techniques with metalworking, material manipulation and beading that you can use in future projects. Come relax with light refreshments and get creative! Ages 18 and up

Handmade Holiday Ornaments

December 16, 9:30-11 a.m. Combine holiday fun with DIY ingenuity and what do you get? The most creative handmade ornaments you will ever make! Sign up the whole family for this fun workshop led by GRACE staff. (Please note: Parents will need to assist children with the creation of ornaments, and children must be accompanied by a participating adult. Adults may come on their own and do not need to be accompanied by a child, it will be fun for everyone).

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Opportunity Neighborhood Comes to Reston! BY KERRIE B. WILSON, CEO, CORNERSTONES

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hile reflecting back on your recent summer days, if you recall seeing the happy faces of children throughout our community, you may well have been witnessing the manifestation of Opportunity Neighborhood Reston — RestON. An Opportunity Neighborhood is one where residents, schools, local government, community organizations and faith and business partners work collaboratively to ensure the well-being of ALL children and youth by addressing barriers to their success, increasing their access to opportunity and building the resiliency of their families. Whether it is in the areas of health, early childhood development, school and job readiness, safety, community engagement or advocacy, an

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IF YOU LIVE, WORK, PLAY OR WORSHIP IN RESTON, WE INVITE YOU TO BECOME PART OF THIS INITIATIVE AS A NEIGHBORHOOD AMBASSADOR. AMBASSADORS PLAY AN IMPORTANT ROLE IN OPPORTUNITY NEIGHBORHOODS, IMPROVING THE LIVES OF CHILDREN, YOUTH AND THEIR FAMILIES AND CREATING BRIGHTER FUTURES, FULL OF OPPORTUNITY, FOR EVERY CHILD AND YOUTH IN RESTON.

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Cornerstones is honored to serve as the backbone organization for Opportunity Neighborhood RestON, a collective impact initiative that includes residents, feeder schools, local businesses, active community members, local government and faith groups. The following RestON community partners work together in a focused and strategic way to improve outcomes for children, youth and families:

Opportunity Neighborhood is about communities identifying priorities and working together toward positive change — and it happens all year round. This past summer, for example, Cornerstones’ program coordinators and RestON partners like Reston Community Center, Reston Association and the YMCAReston worked to creatively and intentionally reach kids who often experience barriers to finding and enrolling in summer programs like Summer Excite. Summer Excite engages children and youth across our community, keeping them happily occupied and enjoying enrichment activities, while preparing them academically to be ready for school in the fall. This past summer,

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approximately 125 children participated in Summer Excite’s plethora of programs with the support of more than 20 volunteers. During the school year, Cornerstones offers afterschool programming as well as supports the Youth Leadership Council. The council is an opportunity for teens to develop leadership skills through community service, educational and motivational workshops, field trips and other activities that demonstrate their valuable role in the community. If you live, work, play or worship in Reston, we invite you to become part of this initiative as a Neighborhood Ambassador. Ambassadors play an important role in Opportunity Neighborhoods,

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improving the lives of children, youth and their families and creating brighter futures, full of opportunity, for every child and youth in Reston. The Neighborhood Ambassador program is designed to train volunteers to reach out to other parents and guardians on a oneto-one basis, particularly at neighborhood-based venues such as community centers, schools, houses of worship and civic associations. In addition to having a hand in creating a safe, prosperous and inspiring environment for all children, youth and families, Ambassadors enjoy receiving a participation stipend and the joy of developing new friendships and camaraderie while working

Cornerstones Department of Neighborhood and Community Services Department of Family Services Department of Housing and Community Development Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Fairfax County Police Department Fairfax County Public Schools Fairfax County Office for Children Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce Leadership Fairfax Reston Association Reston Community Center YMCA Reston/Fairfax County

on neighborhood events and activities with others. To apply or learn more about the Neighborhood Ambassador Program, visit www. cornerstonesva.org/rest-on. Kerrie Wilson is CEO of Cornerstones, a nonprofit organization that exists so that individuals and families in the Dulles Corridor who are homeless, living in poverty or facing other needs can access resources that offer stability, empowerment and hope for healthy and connected lives.


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Forming Strong Partnerships With Local Recreational Organizations R BY JESSICA BIGGER

PHOTOGRAPHY BY SAMMY MONAGHAN AND WILLIAM O'BRIEN eston Association (RA) has formed close partnerships with several local sports and recreational organizations through the years. These partnerships have been instrumental to providing the community with numerous recreational opportunities throughout Reston.

RESTON COMMUNITY CENTER (RCC)

RCC was established “by the community, for the community” offering recreation and cultural events for the people who work and live in Reston. Both RA and RCC work together on several community events and programs throughout the year: Multicultural Festival, RA’s Spring Festival at the Walker Nature Center, Drowning Education Awareness Program (DEAP), etc. For events like the Multicultural Festival, RA is

a co-sponsor, contributing logistical support, volunteers, and assisting with the permitting process. “They provide significant support for this event,” noted Leila Gordon, RCC Executive Director. On the flip side, RCC underwrites the entertainment for RA’s Spring Festival at the Walker Nature Center. RA and RCC also cosponsor four senior social events each year. Upcoming socials include “A Most

Presidential Social”, “Pi Day Social” and “Tea with Alice Roosevelt-Longworth (celebrating Older Americans Month); Elain Flynn will “dish the dirt” on scandals of yesteryear in her portrayal of Alice, Theodore Roosevelt’s eldest daughter and the nation’s first celebrity. “These social events offer people an opportunity to get together, have fun, and learn about offerings of RCC and RA that are of particular appeal to those

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THESE PARTNERSHIPS HAVE BEEN INSTRUMENTAL TO PROVIDING THE COMMUNITY WITH NUMEROUS RECREATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES THROUGHOUT RESTON. older than 55,” added Gordon. These events will be available in RCC’s upcoming Winter/ Spring Program Guide and will be advertised in this issue. People can register through RCC or RA.

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close to family. The facility not only includes assisted living services, but also has a memory care ward, a physical, speech and occupational therapy ward, and a wellness and rehab center (exercise and workout room). One of their current residents, Roger, a retired communications officer at the Pentagon, told Chuck Thornton, Tall Oaks Director of Community Relations, “declining health brought me here and I’m here with family and it’s been very good.” RA and Tall Oaks have worked together to host several social events for the older adult community, including a wine tasting event at the Walker Nature Center, as well as sponsor RCC and RA senior socials. “RA is an integral part of the whole Reston senior community, including our residents. RA offers programs not only for all residents but for folks older than 55 to


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help them stay engaged,” said Thornton. “The partnership between RA and the senior community is incredible.”

FAIRFAX COUNTY RESTON YMCA

Four years ago, the YMCA in Reston had a vision to be more involved in the Reston community. Joe Crawford, YMCA Reston CEO, approached several organizations, including RA, RCC and Cornerstones. “Teaming up with these organizations made a lot of sense,” said Crawford. Crawford invited key staff from each organization, including RA’s Larry Butler, to sit on Reston’s YMCA board of directors. The YMCA is involved in two fundraisers each year: its annual Gala and the Reston Kid’s Triathlon. RA is a major sponsor of the Gala providing financial support for the event and volunteers. Last year the Y raised $462,000 and gave

out 1,600 scholarships to individuals and families in need of financial assistance. This year’s goal is to raise over $500,000. The scholarships pay for membership fees, camp sessions, classes and other programs. “The need is always there, but it is always growing,” added Crawford. “It’s expensive to live in Reston.” RA and the YMCA cosponsor the Reston Kid’s Triathlon. “This is one of the more impactful community events we put on each year,” said Crawford. The proceeds from this event also provide scholarships for both YMCA’s and RA’s youth programs. This year 280 kids from all over Reston participated in the triathlon.

RESTON SOCCER

Reston Soccer supports 1,500 youth players between the ages of 4 and 18. Most members play recreationally. The league is divided into teams, and those teams play against

each other during the soccer season (specifically 5-9 year olds). There is also a travel program offered to kids who aspire to become better soccer players and play competitively. Currently 200 kids are part of the program and play throughout VA, MD and DC. In addition to using Fairfax County Fields, Reston Soccer, which consists mostly of Reston resident players, have access to 20 RA-owned soccer fields. “Being able to use RA’s soccer fields gives us an advantage with regards to field space, especially since fields are becoming more and more important as Reston grows,” said Rich Shelton, Reston Soccer President. “We have a great partnership and working relationship with RA; we don’t have to pay to use the fields and RA’s maintenance crew works with us to maintain the fields and get them ready for

the season,” added Shelton. “We’ve also had several RA board member’s kids play on the league.”

CORE FOUNDATION

The CORE Foundation organizes two fundraising triathlons in Reston every year. Twelve years ago, Doug Bushée saw how successful the Reston Triathlon was and could see the demand for another triathlon. So Bushée and others active in the triathlon community organized the Reston Sprint Triathlon to raise money for Cornerstones. This year was the Reston Sprint Triathlon’s 11th year, with almost 1,000 participants and 300 to 400 volunteers. The triathlon raised over $35,000 for Cornerstones and has raised $250,000 in the past 12 years. Four years after the Reston Sprint Triathlon began, three South Lakes High students

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approached Bushée to create a kids' triathlon to raise funds for childhood brain cancer research, in memory of their friend Amy. And so the Amy’s Amigos Reston Youth Triathlon was born. The Reston Youth Triathlon happens every Mother’s Day. The youth triathlon has raised over $100,000 since it began. RA allows participants from both triathlons to use their pools, provides lifeguard support and allows participants to run on its paths. “It’s a strong partnership we have with RA and it’s not just the facilities, it’s the RA staff, like Laura Kowalski, Willa Suter, Larry Butler and the lifeguards.. It’s a testament to RA that the staff is also an integral part of this community,” said Bushée.

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RESTON SWIM TEAM ASSOCIATION (RSTA)

RSTA started in 1973 as a volunteer run nonprofit organization. Over the years the league has grown tremendously. Parents who used to be part of RSTA as kids now watch their own kids compete at swim meets. Today, the league is composed of eight teams across the league with a total of 900 kids between the ages of 6 and 18. Teams compete with each other and use the RA pools for practice and swim meets. What makes RSTA so unique is the fact that the kids, regardless of their age, practice together. The league focuses on developing each swimmer’s skills. “We call ourselves developmental swim teams and are different from the Northern Virginia Swimming League

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teams. We are very Restoncentric and the kids develop not only their swimming skills, but they get the camaraderie of being part of the team and the thrill of competition,” said Terry Redican, RSTA President. “The kids on the league form a very tight bond.” RSTA works closely with RA during the swim season. “We have a fantastic partnership with RA. The number of volunteers, the work and the footprint it takes...we wouldn’t be able to stand up without them,” said Redican. RSTA is able to house their equipment at the pools, and the aquatics department is very flexible when it comes to scheduling practices and meets. “RA goes out of their way to make it a positive experience. Willa Suter, the

Aquatics Program Manager, has been paramount in helping us. When we were outgrowing our storage space, Willa came up with a solution. She told us that if we were willing to invest in storage lockers, RA would make more space available at the pools,” said Redican. These partnerships have helped bring the community together, building everlasting bonds and instilling the “Work, Live, Play” spirit. Jessica Bigger is a freelance writer who lives in Reston.


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“Home Is Where the Heart Is”

Community Partners Bring the Holiday Season to Reston BY CAROL NAHORNIAK

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eston Holiday Parade, selected as one of “10 Best” in USA Today, earned the #4 spot with readers’ votes for Best Holiday Parade in 2016. Each year the Reston Holiday Parade offers a different theme, and for 2017, participants and spectators will get into the spirit with multicultural and traditional holiday motifs under the title of “Home Is Where the Heart Is.” Global and local cultures and traditions will be represented by community groups and performers from Reston and throughout the D.C. region in a cast of more than 1,300 participants who will march, sing, dance, drive and float in a half-mile procession through Reston Town Center at the 27th annual Reston Holiday Parade. The one-hour, one-of-a-kind proceedings will step off at 11 a.m., announced by special guest emcees from podiums at two VIP grandstand locations on Market Street. Along the route, 10,000 commemorative jingle bells will be distributed to spectators who come from near and far for the event. Volunteers from Reston and the surrounding area help make the parade a success in a variety of roles, such as escorts, marshals and balloon wranglers. Since 1991, on the day after Thanksgiving, the Reston Holiday Parade has been bringing all ages and organizations together at Reston Town Center to

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welcome the season of celebrations. As an enthusiastic parade participant, Reston Association brings a big 18foot trailer float filled with RA volunteers and staff, and over the years the furry RA mascots Walker the Woodpecker, Myrtle the Turtle and Earl the Squirrel have also joined the procession. The design and decorating of the RA float is a labor of love that takes about two months to build with specifications to fit in with the parade theme. The Reston holiday parade, tree lighting and Sing Along at Reston Town Center are traditions that have continued over 27 seasons, gathering the community, friends and families for an

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entire day of cheer and charity filled with activities for all. After the parade concludes around noon, Santa and Mrs. Claus stay for visits and photos, and Mini-Train rides are offered on Market Street until 4:30 p.m. The Clauses return for the Tree Lighting in Fountain Square at 6 p.m. that is followed by a halfhour sing-along of traditional Christmas songs, then horsedrawn carriage rides from 6:30 until 10 p.m. All proceeds from rides and voluntary donations for photos are received directly by various local nonprofit organizations, including South Lakes High School Chorus, Cornerstones, Volunteer Fairfax, plus others throughout the holiday season. The acclaimed Reston Town Center Ice Skating Pavilion, open every day from early November until March, is an especially popular

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destination and is open for extended public FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 24 skating hours on parade Reston Town Center, 11900 Market Street day, 8 a.m. through 11 p.m. Reston Community Cultures and Traditions Center provides major Will Be Celebrated support for the Reston Holiday Parade as a Community Partner, and Reston Town Center Association gives additional support as a sponsor of the huge float balloons. Carol Nahorniak, creative director at Myers Reston Town Center parking PR, lives, works, plays, and gets involved in in six multi-level garages is free Reston. on parade day, Friday, November 24, and free every weekend, as always. See the full schedule of activities for Friday, November 24, and more for the season at www.restontowncenter.com/ holidays, and see all events at www.restontowncenter.com/ events.

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Partnerships Bring the “Live, Work, Play” Spirit to All Restonians R BY JESSICA BIGGER

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eston Association has worked closely with several local community organizations, developing partnerships that bring the community together. Partner organizations include Public Art Reston, Reston Historic & Museum, Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce, Fairfax County’s Neighborhood and Community Services Department and Cornerstones.

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Public Art Reston, formerly known as the Initiative for Public Art Reston, has collaborated with Reston Association (RA) on several public art installations throughout Reston. In 2007, Milton Matthews, then RA CEO, believed that displaying public art in Reston would have a huge impact on the community. One of the first projects RA supported was a mosaic display on the exterior walls of the Glade Drive underpass. Most recently RA and Public Art Reston have worked together on displaying temporary art installations off Lake Thoreau’s spillway, created by South Lake’s High School’s STEM team. This year’s sculpture is titled“Althea,”a Greek term that references “healing, unity and compassion in difficult times.” Both organizations are also working on artist designed bike racks at The Lake House and Walker Nature Center. RA offers support at ChalkFest at Reston Town Center where it helps recruit volunteers and photographers.


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In 1996 Sarah Larson and Susann Gerstein recognized that Lake Anne was unique, and both felt it important to preserve Reston’s history. In 1997 Reston Historic Trust and Museum (RHT) opened its doors. RHT offers“community

exhibits and archives, walking tours, children’s art workshops and public events,” as mentioned on its website.“We go beyond the walls of the museum,”said Beth Didiano, RHT Executive Director. Staff hosts monthly lectures at the Lake Anne Reston Community Center and educational programs in local schools like the “My Community Project,”where students get to decide what they feel is important to build in their community.“Lakes, parks and trails tend to be most important to many students,”mentioned Didiano. RA supports RHT by inviting RHT staff to write articles in its magazine. RA promotes RHT’s events and participates in them as well. “They’re a great media partner, allowing us to use their channels to get the word out about upcoming events and programs,”noted Didiano. RA also participates in several RHT events throughout the year. RA’s CEO Cate Fulkerson and Larry Butler, Senior Director of Parks,

Recreation and Community Resources, entered an RA boat in this year’s RHT Cardboard Boat Regatta. The team won the “Most Restonian Boat”award.

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Reston Chamber of Commerce operates around four cornerstones: Networking, Business Development and Marketing, Community Engagement and Advocacy, and Business Education and Mentoring.“We offer support and opportunities for those who want to grow their business,” said Mark Ingrao, President of the Chamber. Reston Chamber and RA have a strong partnership. “In this community it is a three-legged stool — business, residential and nonprofit. If all the legs of the stool are sturdy and balanced, then the community is strong. RA understands that in order for there to be a vibrant community, businesses need to be strong,” said Ingrao. RA has sponsored several

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RA also helps promote the organization through articles published in Reston magazine. RA and Public Art Reston initiated a new partnership by offering guided walking tours of the public art at Lake Anne Village Center. “RA shares the same objective of providing a great quality of life to Reston community members and that also includes the inclusion of the arts,” said Anne Delaney, Public Art Reston Executive Director. “We are very fortunate to have such a strong relationship with the RA staff and they are open to working with us and help us bring awareness to our mission and new public art projects in Reston.”

THE GOAL OF THESE COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS IS TO COLLECTIVELY WORK TOGETHER TO IMPROVE THE OPPORTUNITIES FOR ALL RESTONIANS. chamber events including their Ethics Event.“Cate Fulkerson has been instrumental in helping us plan this event,”mentioned Ingrao. RA also advertises the Chamber’s biggest festivals every year and helps round up volunteers. Recently, Reston Chamber, in conjunction with many community partners, has created a slogan for Reston: Plan, Proven and Connected. “We look at Reston not only from a business perspective, but a community perspective, and RA is one of the 39 organizations that initially said they wanted to be part of this new marketing campaign,”said Ingrao.

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NEIGHBORHOOD AND COMMUNITY SERVICES FOR FAIRFAX COUNTY

Fairfax County’s Neighborhood and Community Services department works with RA to host its Travel Training Program for Reston’s older residents. This class helps older residents in Fairfax County learn how to navigate a local transit system. “We give them all the tools they will need to successfully get from point A to point B,” said Jeanna Muhoro, Official for Fairfax County Neighborhood and Community Services Department. The program uses a MATT (Mobile Accessible Travel

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Training) bus, which provides a low stress environment to learn how to get around using Reston’s transit system. Older adults learn how to read bus schedules, pay for fares and how to tell the bus driver when and where they want to get off. “Because we are using the MATT bus, we have an opportunity to work at our own pace. We use sample routes and also teach older Restonians about other transportation options that are offered in the county,”said Muhoro. RA reached out to Muhoro asking if she would set up a Travel Training Program for its 55+ program that was a bit more structured. So

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Muhoro specifically designed a worksheet and a route to help older residents learn how to read a schedule and structured classes around Reston’s local transit facilities (park n’ ride), which includes riding the Metro. “What I find is at the very beginning of the class people think using public transportation is complicated. But once we get started, folks realize it really isn’t that difficult,” explained Muhoro. “They are nervous when they get on, but when they get off the bus they’re excited.”

CORNERSTONES

Cornerstones is a nonprofit organization that helps Fairfax County residents become

self-sufficient. They offer emergency food and shelter to those in need and affordable housing to lower income residents and those who are in housing transition (i.e., from shelters to affordable housing). The organization also helps residents find quality child care, acts as an advocate for lower income individuals and families, and offers a variety of additional services. RA and Cornerstones have worked together on several community initiatives throughout the years. Also, RA has made their pools and recreational facilities available to Cornerstones free of charge for its child care programs


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(including summer camps). Plus, residents of Cedar Ridge — one of Cornerstones' affordable housing communities — enjoy access to RA’s community garden next door. Most recently both RA and Cornerstones have been working with Fairfax County to look at racial and social

inequity in Reston that keeps many in poverty. Both RA and Cornerstones have been working with lower income residents to ensure they have access to the same amenities as everyone else: e.g., helping working mothers and those with a language barrier get pool and tennis passes for their families.

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BOTH RA AND CORNERSTONES HAVE BEEN WORKING WITH LOWER INCOME RESIDENTS TO ENSURE THEY HAVE ACCESS TO THE SAME AMENITIES AS EVERYONE ELSE: E.G., HELPING WORKING MOTHERS AND THOSE WITH A LANGUAGE BARRIER GET POOL AND TENNIS PASSES FOR THEIR FAMILIES.

Reston Association, along with Cornerstones, has established a collective community model called Reston’s Opportunity Neighborhood (ResTON). “The goal is to ensure kids who are significantly underrepresented have access to available resources; to work with kids and their parents to make sure they can enjoy the opportunities available at their school; to give lower income

kids the opportunity to improve their circumstances, like the opportunity to attend college,” said Kerrie Wilson, Cornerstones Executive Director. The goal of these community partnerships is to collectively work together to improve the opportunities for all Restonians. Jessica Bigger is a freelance writer who lives in Reston.

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Who’s Dumping On RA Property? D BY PATRICIA GREENBERG

PHOTOGRAPHY BY REBECCA GATES

o you or your landscaper remove all of the yard debris and haul it away? Countless Reston residents tell me that they watch their landscapers remove all of the leaves in truckloads, but then Reston Association staff find dumped piles of leaves in the RA woods adjacent to their property. I reply that many landscapers will remove all of the leaves, branches and clippings, but many times, there is just that one extra pile that does not fit in the truck, so they will haul it into the woods and dump it there. Year after year, leaves, branches and clippings become a massive pile that suffocates all life underneath.

DUMPING STOPS THE NEXT GENERATION OF THE FOREST, NOT ALLOWING FOR TREE SEEDLINGS, FERNS, AND WOODLAND WILDFLOWERS LIKE WHITE WOOD ASTER, WILD GINGER, FOAMFLOWER AND SOLOMON SEAL TO SURVIVE. This reduces what once may have been a healthy wildlife habitat to a desolate dumpsite or a source for invasive plants to take over the woods.

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SUMMER INSPECTION FINDS A DUMP SITE WHERE NOTHING GROWS.

Why would landscapers not take all the yard debris away? Well, one reason might be to save a little money at the I-66 transfer station where they haul the material. Why do residents dump yard debris in the woods? Perhaps they do not realize that their trash company offers yard debris removal, or perhaps it is just easier than hauling the heavy leaves way up to the front yard. Many dumpsites that staff find in the woods are from leaves blown with power blowers from yards and into the woods, creating a large, thick mat of leaves. During the 2016-2017 Natural Areas Assessment (NAA) conducted on the RA open space, using Fairfax County’s invasives assessment procedure as a baseline, we assessed all of the open space to gain an understanding of the overall health of the woods. The Environmental Resource team and our wonderful NAA volunteers (awarded 2017 Group Volunteer of the Year) found over 440 violations of the Rules for the Use and Maintenance of the Open Space. In efforts to protect the invaluable resource that is the Reston Association natural areas and the 49 percent tree canopy cover, RA staff reach out to homeowners on a

WINTER INSPECTION REVEALS A MAT OF LEAVES.

weekly basis. Staff approach residents with the goal of educating the community on how to promote native wildlife habitats and reduce damage to the woods. We also work with Habitat Hero volunteers to remove invasive plants and plant native trees, shrubs and groundcovers to restore parts of the woods that are degraded by non-native invasive plants.

WHAT TO DO WITH ALL THOSE LEAVES?

It is that time of year when leaf litter is abundant. If you have not yet determined a plan for your yard debris, our staff is happy to speak with you about proper disposal methods. Please contact the Environmental Resources Team at 703-437-7658 or at csfstaff@ reston.org. What about all of these branches? Check out the Brush Chipping collection sites on page 67.

ANNUAL REMOTE STRIP INSPECTIONS

The Environmental Resource Team will begin conducting

remote strip inspections of all parcels of open space and other RA land in November. Remote strips are what staff call the small parcels of land that are scattered throughout our 11 square mile community that create buffers between homes and roadways and surround other facilities. Staff search for dead or dying trees that may fall on a target and notify the arborists on our team so they may remove the trees to prevent damage to private property. We also map invasive plants, collecting information on the spread of these invasives and use these lists for future work calendars. Staff pick up trash and record encroachments on the common area. These encroachment violations range from structures such as fences, sheds, and other landscape features constructed (mostly) accidentally; ornamentals dumped or planted; mowing or clearing; invasive encroachment; to the typical dumping of leaves and branches. After collecting information on encroachments,

staff write letters and include photos to notify residents of the violations. In addition, many times we speak to the homeowner about the steps to remedying the damages done to the open space. RA conducts these inspections to ensure the safety of its residents and to protect the natural areas. Reston residents, in partnership with RA, are responsible for protecting an irreplaceable community asset. Keeping Reston open space healthy and useful for everyone is easier if we all do our part. Dumping and clearing the open space damages these natural areas and violates both Fairfax County laws and the Code of Virginia. We appreciate your help and your cooperation in following RA Rules for proper disposal of your yard waste and debris. Patricia recently acquired her Masters of Science from George Mason University, is a Reston resident, mother of a 4-year old and the RA Environmental Resource Supervisor.

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Boat Winterization W BY WILLIAM PETERSON

hen people start to get ready for winter, they usually think about picking up salt for their driveways and making sure they have a good shovel. They also winterize their cars by making sure they have the right windshield washer fluid and getting proper snow tires. One thing that many lakefront residents in Reston might forget about is winterizing their boat. Heavy snow accumulation and ice forming on boats can wreak havoc for your floating investment.

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You can prepare your boat for winter by following these easy steps: 1. Obtain a cover for your boat. The cover will protect the interior of your boat from ice forming on electrical components and reduce the chances of snow melt from getting in areas where freeze and thaw damage can occur. In addition, the cover will provide yearround protection for your boat from geese and rainstorms. Keeping your boat protected from the elements will reduce the amount of elbow grease needed to clean off mold, mildew, goose poop and plant vegetation that sneaks onto your boat.

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2. Replace/check on mooring lines. Every winter, boats break loose from mooring locations and get stuck out on the lake. Due to icy and cold weather conditions, it can be difficult to recover your boat. Make sure the ropes securing your boat to the shoreline are in good condition.

3. Store your batteries and motors. Most likely you won’t be using your boat during the cold months. Store your batteries, motors, chairs, tables and any other loose items inside. This will help keep them in good condition for that first warm weekend of the year.

By taking these few easy steps, you will prolong the life of your boat and reduce the impact the winter months may bring. If you would like any additional suggestions on how to winterize or maintain your boat, contact William Peterson, Reston Association’s Watershed Specialist, at 703-435-6535 or email him at wpeterson@ reston.org.


Ever Consider Running for a Seat on the Reston Association Board of Directors?

If you are interested in helping to shape Reston's future, consider serving your community through membership on the Reston Association Board of Directors. Openings for: ƒƒ At-Large Director (three seats; one 1-year term and two 3-year terms) ƒƒ South Lakes District Director (one seat; 3-year term) Call for Candidates opens December 1, 2017. Attend the Elections Information Session on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at 7 p.m. to learn more. Important Deadline: Candidacy forms must be filed by Friday, Jan. 26, 2018 at 5 p.m. EST. The RA Board is responsible for: ƒƒ Determining the long-range mission and goals of the Reston Association ƒƒ Establishing RA policies and procedures ƒƒ Monitoring finances, approving budgets, and setting the annual assessment rate For more information, visit the Election page of RA’s website (under “Governance”) and download the documents in the right-hand column.

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

Lake Anne District Receives National Recognition O

n June 5, 2017, the National Park Service named the Lake Anne Village Center Historic District to the National Register of Historic Places. The National Register is a listing of the buildings, structures, sites, districts and objects in the United States worthy of national recognition for their historic significance. The Register was authorized by the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 and is maintained by the National Park Service. This recognition of the historic importance of the Lake Anne Village Center Historic District is the result of a long nomination process that the Reston Historic Trust began six years ago. The process involved historic research, mapping, detailed photography and rigorous entry of data into a database maintained by the Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Every

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structure and sculpture, the plaza and Lake Anne itself were researched and documented. Finally, in March 2017, the Virginia Department of Historic Resources included the Lake Anne Village Center Historic District in the Virginia Landmarks Register and forwarded the nomination to the National Park Service for approval of listing in the National Register. Listing in the National Register is honorary; it imposes no restrictions on private property and no design guidelines. (Design guidelines are already in place through the Fairfax County Historic District, which was established in 1983.) The National Register listing makes the district eligible for federal and state rehabilitation tax credits and provides incentives for historic preservation. Lake Anne Village Center, conceived by Robert E. Simon, Jr., was constructed

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BY SHELLEY S. MASTRAN AND CHERYL T. SIMON PHOTOGRAPHY BY SEAN BAHRAMI

AS THE FIRST VILLAGE OF RESTON, IT IS CONSIDERED NATIONALLY SIGNIFICANT IN THE AREAS OF BOTH SOCIAL HISTORY AND ARCHITECTURE. between 1963 and 1967. As the first village of Reston,

it is considered nationally significant in the areas of both social history and architecture. It is part of the nation’s first zoned planned unit community. Additionally, it is socially significant because it articulates its founder’s seven goals, as well as Mr. Simon’s insistence on an integrated community in the Commonwealth of Virginia prior to the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Lake Anne Village


Center’s influences derive from the English Garden City movement, as well as European plazas and the townhouses of urban areas of the northeastern United States. The complex, designed by the New York architectural firm of Conklin Rossant, features brutalistinfluenced architecture tempered by its human scale and medieval elements. For its era, the complex presented a shockingly modern design in Northern Virginia, which was dominated by single-family colonial revival homes. Lake Anne Village Center showcased the new town movement, with social, architectural and land-use development innovations

— elements internationally recognized today for influencing subsequent planned developments in the U.S. and around the world. In 2002, the American Institute of Certified Planners designated Mr. Simon a National Planning Pioneer: “[The] Founder of Reston, Virginia, introduced urban living to the American suburban countryside at Lake

Anne Village Center, created the nation’s first Planned Unit Community zone, and founded a community of international renown dedicated to social openness, citizen participation, and the dignity of the individual.” 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

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

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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.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS I just moved to Reston. When will I receive the next assessment and how can I pay it?

The next assessment will be mailed to homes in midDecember. There are many convenient ways to pay, including check, credit card or you can pay online through your www.reston.org account.

When do the tennis courts close for the season? The tennis courts are open year-round, weather permitting.

I want to repaint my house. Can I use any colors I want?

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.

RA’s Design Covenants specify homes to be repainted in the approved cluster or neighborhood colors. To contact your property’s Covenants Advisor, go to www.reston. org and navigate to Property Owner Resources> Covenants Team & Appointments. You can also call Member Services to be put in touch with your advisor. Advisors have specific information on all of Reston’s homes and will happy to assist you in obtaining the correct color guidelines.

If you would like to change your billing address for assessment mailings, please contact Billing_ Collections@Reston. org or 703-435-7991.

Does RA offer any wedding or special event venues?

Our newest facility, the Lake House, sponsored by Comstock (for more details see page 75) is a lovely setting for a wedding/ reception, engagement party, anniversary, birthday parties and more. The Walker Nature Center also has space available for rent. To search for availability and amenities for RA facilities, go to www. restonwebtrac.org and click on the Facility Rentals quick link.

Where is the Walker Nature Center and what’s there?

The Nature Center is located at 11450 Glade Drive. It provides a variety of educational and recreational programs and amenities. This beautiful, 72-acre wooded site features a one-mile loop trail, picnic tables and trailside benches, a picnic pavilion, a campfire ring, outdoor displays and interpretive signs, a pond, on-site naturalists, and much more. Parking is available year round. For more information, go to our website.

HOURS OF OPERATION

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

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

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RA offers over 100 events for all ages each year. Events include trips to local places of interest, monthly movies for seniors, a fun Halloween event, and wine tasting events. Email Ashleigh@ reston.org to be added to her email distribution list announcing upcoming events.

How do I get a job with RA?

All available positions are posted on RA’s career page at careers.reston.org. To apply for a position, visit our career page and complete an online application. Lifeguard positions open in late November.

Who maintains the pathways and sidewalks in Reston? RA maintains 55 miles of pathways throughout Reston. Sidewalks are maintained by clusters if they are alongside cluster roads or by VDOT if they are along main, state-controlled roads. A few sidewalks are part of the pathway system.

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Does RA offer special events?

Facility inquiries: reservations@reston.org


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It’s not too early to save money on your Pool and Tennis Passes for next year! RENEW YOUR PASS

BEGINNING DECEMBER 15

Members Can Buy Early and Save 20%

Here’s how to renew your passes or purchase for the first time: ƒƒ Go to www.restonwebtrac.org, RA’s new online registration system, and log in to your account or create a new one if this is your first time purchasing RA passes. ƒƒ Renew or purchase your Pool & Tennis passes on or before March 1, 2018 and receive a 20% discount. (Discount applies to adult and child passes.)

New for 2018! Passes are renewable online, so be sure to keep your 2017 Pool & Tennis Pass for next year.

Free shipping or office pick-up for all online orders. Passes will be available within seven business days. Member Services 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive Reston, VA 20191 Email: member_services@reston.org Phone: 703-435-6530

Hours of Operation Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. There’s still time to play tennis. The courts are open year-round, weather permitting. Passes are still available for the 2017 season. WWW.RESTON.ORG | OCTOBER 2017

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WEBTRAC

Have you created your NEW account on WebTrac, RA’s new online registration system?

Use WebTrac to:

§§ Register online for After-School, Aquatics, Camps, Health & Wellness, Nature and Tennis programs §§ Renew/purchase pool & tennis passes §§ Sign up for events §§ Reserve community buildings and picnic pavilions for celebrations, meetings, and special events 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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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.

First Aid/CPR/AED Training

Reston Association is proud to be a Licensed Training Provider of American Red Cross Health and Safety and Aquatics courses. 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 a textbook for use in class. Students will have the option to purchase textbooks during class if desired. A 6-student minimum is required to hold class. Registration opens 30 days before each class online at www.restonwebtrac.org. 401010203 10/16-10/17 Mon & Tue 6:00 pm - 10:00 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 retesting. Potential AFOs are highly encouraged to review the manual content prior to arriving at the course. See www.reston.org for a fact sheet with additional details. Registration closes 11/3. 401200206 11/20-11/21 Sat & Sun 8:00 am - 6:00 pm Reston Association Headquarters Adult $250 $275

FALL & WINTER SWIM TEAMS Reston Swim Team Association (RSTA)

11/18 Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm Ages 13+ $80 $90

RSTA is an independent developmental league for swimmers 6-18 years old with multiple summer teams and a Winter Swim Program. Visit the website for information about the current season and updates on 2018 Summer Swim registration. www.rsta.org

Already certified but need to renew?

Reston Masters Swim Team (RMST)

401010204 10/18-10/19 Weds & Thu 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm 11/19 Sun 9:00 am - 2:00 pm Ages 13+ $80 $90

The RMST is an adult (18 and older) swim league for Reston-area residents. We have something for everyone, with a mixture of fitness swimmers, triathletes and highly competitive swimmers. RMST operates under the Potomac Valley Local Swimming Committee, which is part of United States Masters Swimming (USMS). www.restonmasters.com

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GUARD CORPS JOB TRAINING

The Reston Aquatics Team does too, and we’re looking for summer-minded people to join our new GUARD CORPS. Guard Corps is a job training initiative for people who want to be a lifeguard, aquatics attendant or pool operator during summer 2018. Candidates must be 15 years old by August 1, 2018. Free training Free uniforms Employment agreement for summer 2018 Fall Info Sessions: Nov. 14 and Dec. 13 7-8:30 p.m. Flexible schedule to meet participant needs. Contact willa@reston.org for more information.

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

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Thank You to Our Local Sponsors for Aqualympics 2017! Not Your Average Joe's Robeks Uncle Julio's The Counter Burger Silver Diner Noodles & Company Einstein Bagel Pitango Gelato Baskin Robbins Carrabas TO FIND PROGRAMS AND EVENTS, USE THE INDICATED ACTIVITY NUMBER

. PRICES ARE LISTED FOR BOTH

RA MEMBERS AND

NON-MEMBERS

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CAMPS & AFTER-SCHOOL CARE Mad Scientists Club

Designed with your young scientist in mind, this club allows kids to use their imagination, curiosity and develop their observation skills. Participants meet once per week, over a period of 4 weeks, and enjoy a full hour of hands-on, FUN science, including science games and experiments. 402130404 10/11-11/1 Wed 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm The Lake House Grades K-6 $40 $48

Sign Language Club

For youth grades K-6 who have a keen interest in learning American Sign Language. Classes have a set curriculum where students will learn in a fun environment basic signs to get them started such as Learning to Fingerspell; Colors; Numbers; Alphabet; , etc. 402130404 10/19-11/9 Thu 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm The Lake House Grades K-6 $40 $48 11/30-12/14 Thu 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm The Lake House Grades K-6 $30 $36

Holiday Craft Club

Tis the season for some holiday crafts for kids. This club is perfect for kids who are eager to create handmade gifts for the holidays. Make a holiday memory by creating projects using a variety of art media over this 5 week session. 402130404 11/8-12/13 (no class 11/22) Wed 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm The Lake House Grades K-6 $50 $60

School Days Out

Need something fun for your kids to do during teacher workdays? The RA Fit Kids Afterschool program will be hosting our School Day Out camp during the five teacher workdays during the 2017-18 school year. 102130203 11/6, 11/7 1/26/18, 1/29/18 4/16/18 Mon-Fri 7:30 am - 6:30 pm The Lake House Grades K-6 $45 $60

Winter Break Camp

Kids can enjoy their school break with other kids their age in a fun and supervised environment, at an affordable cost. The fee includes 1 to 2 field trips during the week. Campers participate in recreational activities, arts and crafts, and sports along with other fun activities. Don’t have your kids sit around the house for the holidays, keep them active & engaged at camp! Fit Kids Afterschool participants, please make sure to contact the program supervisor to get your discount to enroll. Register Deadline: Dec. 13 402130202 12/18-12/22 Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm The Lake House Ages 5-12 $225 $245 402130310 Extended Care $30 per child for both AM & PM AM (7:30 am - 9:00 am) PM (4:00 pm - 6:30 pm) 402130202 12/27-12/29 Wed-Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm The Lake House Ages 5-12 $135 $150 402130310 Extended Care $20 per child for both AM & PM AM (7:30 am - 9:00 am) PM (4:00 pm - 6:30 pm)

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

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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 Days Out (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

$250 *

$270*

* Activity/Registration fee due at time of enrollment. TO FIND PROGRAMS AND EVENTS, USE THE INDICATED ACTIVITY NUMBER For more information or to register contact: . PRICES ARE LISTED FOR BOTH RA MEMBERS AND NON-MEMBERS WWW.RESTON.ORG | OCTOBER 2017 59 Program Supervisor at 571-442-0665, or afterschool@reston.org www.reston.org


FITNESS & WELLNESS Sterling Mind Body Fitness

Mindfulness Meditation

This program is designed for, Mindfulness is a powerful tool but not limited to, people 55 for reducing stress, increasing and older. Participants will mental focus, and improving increase their metabolism, your ability to stay balanced improve bone density, balance, amidst life's challenges. and flexibility and strengthen Come and join us to learn muscles through the use of a the foundational practices of variety of strength resistance mindfulness geared toward equipment and functional increasing presence, insight, movements. These classes compassion and positivity. are based on progressive Class sessions will consist resistance that gradually primarily of meditation increases the training load and group discussion. Both as your muscles become those new to mindfulness stronger. Classes are provided and experienced in in a safe environment with mindfulness are welcome! experienced personal trainers. 405200804 10/17-11/28 405200807 10/2-10/30 (no class 10/31) (no class 10/9) Tues 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Mon & Wed 11:00 am - 12:00 pm Lake Anne The Lake House Ages 16+ $120 $140 Ages 55+ $64 $80 11/1-11/20 Mon & Wed 11:00 am - 12:00 pm The Lake House Ages 55+ $48 $60 11/27-12/13 Mon & Wed 11:00 am - 12:00 pm The Lake House Ages 55+ $48 $60

Tai Chi

Tai Chi when practiced correctly, in a consistent, sustained way, yields numerous benefits. Some of these include improved coordination, agility, balance, and general body strength. Practiced by millions the world over as a gentle, weight-bearing callisthenic or "moving meditation," Tai Chi is an ancient "internal" martial art and mind-body discipline rooted in Chinese tradition. This six week one day a week class is taught by instructor Jeffery Edwards. 405200810 10/17-11/21 Tue 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Brown’s Chapel Ages: 55+ $60 $72

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

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Reston Association

Conference Center

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

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Flexible room layouts ƒƒ Monday-Sunday, 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Presentation supplies, including flip charts, ƒƒ whiteboards, markers, podiums and easels Rates: $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 TO FIND PROGRAMS AND EVENTS, USE THE INDICATED ACTIVITY NUMBER

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NATURE WALKER NATURE REGISTRATION Advance registration CENTER and payment is required

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 meadow ƒƒ A pond ƒƒ The Glade Stream Valley ƒƒ Snakeden Branch Stream’s entrance to 44-acre Lake Audubon

for all programs, unless otherwise noted. Visit www.restonwebtrac.org to register online, or contact naturecenter@reston.org or 703-476-9689, ext. 5, for assistance.

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

ALL AGES

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

Fall Favorites

Caramel 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

NATURE HOUSE

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

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

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

CLOSED

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 77 for details.

Thanksgiving Centerpieces

Start your holiday season with this festive workshop. Make a beautiful centerpiece with native plant materials and four simple napkin rings for your Thanksgiving table ($1 per additional ring). Enjoy mulled cider and seasonal treats as we work. All supplies provided. When making reservations, include the number of people and how many centerpieces you wish to make. Register by November 15. 406011012 11/18 Sat 10:30 am - 12:00 pm or 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Walker Nature Center All Ages $20* $25* *per centerpiece

Turkey Trail

Let's get moving after your big Thanksgiving meal. Sharpen your logic skills as you follow the clues left from a “wild” turkey to see where they lead you. Discover more about these fascinating birds. Register by November 21. 406011008 11/25 Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 pm Walker Nature Center All Ages $5 $7

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Winter Wreath Workshop

Start your holiday decorating by making a festive wreath for your home. Listen to seasonal music and enjoy mulled cider and cookies. All supplies provided. When registering, please indicate the number of people in your party and how many wreaths you would like to make. Register by November 29. 406011012 12/2 Sat 10:30 am - 12:00 pm or 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Walker Nature Center All Ages $20* $25* *per wreath

Winter Sky

Winter is a great time for viewing the moon, planets, stars and galaxies. Learn about the stars and folklore associated with these celestial objects. Stay warm with a hot beverage on this “cool” night. Register by January 16. Cloud dates are January 20 and 21. 406011008 1/19 Fri 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Walker Nature Center All Ages $6 $8

BABES IN THE WOODS

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

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

Scampering Squirrels

Have you ever seen a squirrel on a mission? Acorns are falling from the trees, and squirrels sure are serious about hiding them away for a winter snack. Listen to a story about a busy squirrel and make a squirrel craft. Enjoy a crunchy snack and a scavenger hunt on the trail. Register by November 10. 406111001 11/13 Mon 10:00 am - 11:00 am or 11/14 Tue 10:00 am - 11:00 am Walker Nature Center Ages 18-35 months $7 $9

White Winter

White can be a common color seen in winter. Learn about the many types of ice and snow we can find in the winter. Create winter inspired art, and make a snowman that will not melt. Register by December 1. 406111001 12/4 Mon 10:00 am - 11:00 am or 12/5 Tue 10:00 am - 11:00 am Walker Nature Center Ages 18-35 months $7 $9

Hibernation Party

Wear your pajamas to the Nature Center. Celebrate the hibernating animals that snooze through winter with stories, treats and stuffed animal snuggles. Bring your favorite stuffed animal and make it a homemade den. Register by January 5. 406111001 1/8 Mon 10:00 am - 11:00 am or 1/9 Tue 10:00 am - 11:00 am Walker Nature Center Ages 18-35 months $7 $9

TO FIND PROGRAMS AND EVENTS, USE THE INDICATED ACTIVITY NUMBER

Sunday, December 3 1:00-3:00 p.m. FREE Bring your family, bring a friend for… TT TT TT TT TT

Refreshments Live holiday music Ornament making with natural materials On sale items in the Nature Center gift area Handmade, reusable shopping bags from the Virginia Green Baggers TT Photo opps with mascots Walker the Woodpecker and Myrtle the Turtle There will be a special sing-along at 2:30 p.m. to share our holiday spirit.

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NATURE PRESCHOOL HAPPENINGS

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

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

Nutty for Nuts

In fall, many animals are on the hunt for nuts. Learn why nuts are so important to our furry neighbors during their preparation for winter. Learn about our native nuts. Make a craft and go on a short hike to see what types of nuts we can find. Register by November 8. 406121008 11/11 Sat 10:30 am - 11:30 am Walker Nature Center Ages 3-5 $6 $8

Winter Woodpeckers

Woodpeckers love to search the trees for food, even during winter. Learn about woodpeckers and other birds that peck on trees. Take a short hike to look for their homes and make a fun craft. Register by December 10. 406121008 12/13 Wed 10:00 am - 11:00 am or 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Walker Nature Center Ages 3-5 $6 $8

Homes in Holes

In the winter, it is easy to spot nests and find the holes where animals live. Look high and low, in the trees and on the ground to find the homes of our fourfooted and feathered friends. Wear warm clothes and winter footwear. After our walk, we’ll warm up with a winter snack and hear a beautiful felt-board story. Register by January 10.

406121008 1/13 Sat 10:30 am - 11:30 am Walker Nature Center Ages 3-5 $6 $8

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/hour $20/hour

Service Projects

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

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

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CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS

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

Kids’ Candle-Making Workshop

Bring a little glow to your winter. Learn where wax comes from and discover how candles are made. Dip a pair of candles and decorate a pillar candle with natural materials. Keep your candles for yourself or give them away as gifts. There will be music and refreshments while we work. All supplies provided. Register by December 12. 406131012 12/15 Fri 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm Walker Nature Center Ages 5-12 $12 $16

PUPPET SHOW — EARL’S LUNCH

Enjoy a creative puppet show about what animals like Earl the Squirrel like to eat for their Thanksgiving feast. Afterward, take a short walk to look for Earl and his friends out on the trails. This is a great way to enjoy the day off from school. Register by November 4. 406101011 11/7 Tue 10:00 am - 10:45 am or 11:15 am - 12:00 pm Walker Nature Center Ages 3-8 $6 $8

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

Choose from the following themes:

Nature Detectives

Dinosaurs

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

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

Ages 3-7

Nature Crafts Ages 3-12

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

TO FIND PROGRAMS AND EVENTS, USE THE INDICATED ACTIVITY NUMBER

Ages 3-9

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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.

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NATURE Backyard Composting

ADULT PROGRAMS Mushroom Hike

Explore the forest with local mushroom expert Mark Richman. Look for the fruiting bodies of these curious organisms that live 99 percent 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

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

Beekeeping for Beginners

Certified Master Beekeepers Todd and Jane Harding will present an overview of 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 Reston Association Headquarters Adults $5 $7

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

BIRD WALKS

16 years to adult.Free. No reservations required. Beginning and expert birders are invited to help find birds in some of Reston’s most beautiful natural areas. Cohosted by Audubon Society of Northern Virginia and The Bird Feeder store. In December and January, we encourage you to participate in one of the area’s bird counts.

October Bird Walk: Upper Glade Stream Valley Candle-Making Workshop

Craft your own soothing candles with beeswax, soy flakes and high-quality fragrance oils. Your set will include scented candles and beeswax rolled candles. Enjoy holiday themed refreshments and music while you work. All supplies included. Register by December 13. 406201012 12/16 Sat 10:30 am - 12:00 pm Walker Nature Center Adults $15 $20

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

Winter Bird Count

Join us for a half-day annual bird count throughout Reston’s natural areas. Meet local bird experts, learn tips on identification and have fun while helping obtain important information about our feathered friends. Volunteers are invited to enjoy a free lunch, tally results and swap stories back at Nature House following the count from noon to 12:30 p.m. Register by January 3. 106201205 1/6 Sat 7:00 am - 12:00 pm Walker Nature Center Adults Free

November Bird Walk: Lower Glade Stream Valley

11/12 Sun 7:30 am - 10:30 am Park on Glade Drive at Twin Branches Road Adults Free

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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) ƒƒ Porcelain-berry (Ampelopsis brevipedunculata) ƒƒ Yellow Flag (Iris pseudacorus) ƒƒ Chinese Privet (Ligustrum sinense) ƒƒ Periwinkle and Greater Periwinkle (Vinca major and minor) ƒƒ 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.

TO FIND PROGRAMS AND EVENTS, USE THE INDICATED ACTIVITY NUMBER

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 giclée prints are available. Scheurer’s works are highly recognizable. They include a mural of Reston’s founder, Robert E. Simon, located at the Reston Town Center. All proceeds from the sales of the prints benefit Friends of Reston, dedicated to helping Reston Association bring charitable, scientific and educational projects to the community. Visit its website at www.friendsofreston.org.

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

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

DATES & SITES: October 21-22 Central Services Facility November 18-19 Lake Audubon Pool December 16-17 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.

ALL AGES

All ages are welcome. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Trip to the Holiday Music Festival at Constitution Hall

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Kick off your holidays with a chartered bus trip to Constitution Hall to enjoy sounds of the holiday season. The annual kick-off concert for the holiday season is performed by the talented musicians of The U.S. Army Band, “Pershing’s Own.” The halls will be decked, holiday musical favorites will abound, and you never know what characters might show up to help celebrate the season with The U.S. Army Orchestra, Herald Trumpets, and Army Band vocalists! Registration required. All sales are final. 407011613 12/3 Sun 1:15 pm - 5:15 pm Bus pick-up times & locations: 1:15 p.m. Hunters Woods Shopping Center (in front of Ledo Pizza) 1:30 p.m. Lake Anne Plaza parking lot All ages $36 $45

Cookies with Santa

Be here when Santa makes his first stop in Reston! Bring the little ones for a personal visit with Santa. Warm up with hot chocolate and cookies, and start your holiday season with festive crafts and activities. Registration required. 407011025 12/9 Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 pm The Lake House All ages $12 $16

Box-A-Rama

Boxes, boxes and more boxes…oh my! Children will have an opportunity to let their imaginations run free and construct whatever they can imagine out of boxes of all sizes. There will also be an opportunity to decorate their creations. Light refreshments will be available. 107131307 1/20 Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Reston Association Headquarters All ages $10 $15

PARKS & RECREATION PAID INTERNSHIP (SPRING 2018) Provides administrative support and customer service to the Parks and Recreation Department. Assists the Community Events Supervisor in planning, implementing and evaluating a variety of trips, events and programs for all ages throughout the Reston community. Also assists with projects, research, planning activities and ordering supplies for both the Aquatics and Camp departments. January through April (start and end dates are flexible). Minimum Qualifications: ƒƒ Candidate must be working toward an undergraduate or graduate degree in Parks & Recreation or related field. ƒƒ Must be at least 18 years old with a good driving record and valid driver’s license. ƒƒ Must be able to lift 20+ pounds. ƒƒ Must be able to work 10-20 hours per week. ƒƒ Should be familiar with Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook and enjoy working with the public. A $500 stipend is paid at the end. Application available online at https://careers.reston.org. Contact Ashleigh@reston.org or 703-435-6577 for more information.

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55+ EVENTS

Ages 55 years and older.

Learn How to Ride the Bus and the Metro

Become familiar with the regional transit systems through an innovative transportation experience. Ride the MATT (Mobile Accessible Travel Training) bus, which is a hands-on learning experience. Learn travel training tips by learning to read bus schedules and route maps, 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 10/16 Mon 10:00 am - 1:30 pm Reston Association Headquarters Ages 55+ FREE

Jigsaw Puzzle & Lunch

Do you like to put together jigsaw puzzles? If so, Reston Association’s Puzzle Day is an opportunity to challenge yourself with jigsaw puzzles made from beautiful, themed photos of Reston. Depending on your level of interest, there are two puzzle sizes, 500 and 750 pieces. You can work individually or as a member of a team to see if you can complete the puzzle in the time allotted. Enjoy this wonderful social activity while doing one of America’s favorite pastimes. Coffee and lunch will be provided. Registration required. 107221008 10/19 Thu 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Reston Association Headquarters Ages 55+ $12 $15

Fishing Fun for Seniors

Fall is here, and it’s time to get those lines in the water before it freezes. We will meet with an experienced fisherman who will guide participants on fishing tips, teach techniques and provide the opportunity to put your fishing poles in the water before winter arrives. Fishing poles, tackle and worms will be provided, but feel free to bring your own. 407221026 10/17 Tue 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm (dusk is 6:55pm) Lake Thoreau Boat Accesss Ages 55+ $10 $15

Appraisal Roadshow

The Appraisal Roadshow delivers a treasure hunt experience in a fun, educational and rewarding forum. Bring your personal valuables, such as jewelry, coins, timepieces, porcelain, artwork, or other heirlooms, and the appraisal experts will educate the audience with interesting facts and information on what it is, what it’s worth and what you can do with your treasure. Registration required. 107221002 11/2 Thu 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Reston Association Headquarters Ages 55+ $10 $14

Holiday Centerpiece Craft

Join us to create a beautiful seasonal decoration just in time for the holidays. We will have many options for you to choose from to make your floral decoration unique, and there will be an instructor to guide you along the way. Registration required. 407221006 12/7 Thu 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm Walker Nature Center Ages 55+ $22 $32

A Most Presidential Social

Discover the history of the President's Day holiday and play fun trivia! Natalie Neviasky will present interesting facts, games, and patriotic songs. Enjoy light refreshments and also learn about upcoming RCC and RA trips, classes, and events. Wear your favorite patriotic outfit for a chance to win Best Dressed. This event is co-sponsored by Reston Community Center and Reston Association. Registration required. 107221015 1/26 Fri 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm Reston Community Center at Hunters Woods Ages 55+ $7 $10

Senior Movie Day

The Reston Association, in cooperation with Reston Town Center Bow-Tie Cinemas, present "Meet Me at the Movies." Join us on the fourth Wednesday of each month (the third Wednesday in November and December). Refreshments are provided, and door prizes are distributed prior to the movie. Registration is not required. Featuring: Megan Leavey 10/25 Fences 11/15* Dunkirk 12/20* (*one week early due to the holiday) Wed Doors Open: 9:15 am Showtime: 10:00 am Bow Tie Cinemas Ages 55+ Free

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SPECIAL EVENTS

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.

Trip to see Capitol Steps Performance

Join us as we journey to the Ronald Reagan Building to see Capitol Steps perform live! For over 30 years the Capitol Steps have been putting politics and scandal to music. The Capitol Steps began as a group of Senate staffers who set out to satirize the very people and places that employed them. They poke fun at the headlines of the day and have created song parodies and skits that convey a special brand of satirical humor. Since they began, the Capitol Steps have recorded over 30 albums, including their latest, Orange Is the New Barack. 407221615 10/20 Fri 6:15 pm - 10:30 pm Bus pick-up times & Locations: 6:15 pm Hunters Woods Shopping Center (Ledo Pizza) 6:30 pm Lake Anne Plaza parking lot Ages 55+ $49 $59

Trip to the Newseum

Join us on a bus trip to the Newseum in D.C. to see a limited-time exhibit honoring President John F. Kennedy and his family, giving viewers a glimpse into the personal lives led by the Kennedys. The exhibit showcases more than 70 intimate photographs and iconic images of the president and his family — photos that helped create the legend of the Kennedy presidency known as “Camelot.” Join us for a glimpse back into history at the Newseum. 407221614 11/16 Thu 8:45 am - 3:30 pm Bus pick-up times & Locations: 8:45 am Hunters Woods Shopping Center (Ledo Pizza) 9:00 am Lake Anne Plaza parking lot Ages 55+ $35 $45

Trip to National Theatre to see “Les Misérables”

The timeless musical about love, courage and hope Join us for this Tony Awardwinning musical phenomenon. With its glorious new staging and dazzlingly reimagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo, this new production has left both audiences and critics awestruck, cheering “Les Miz is born again!” Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, “Les Misérables” tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption. 107221610 1/3 Wed 5:45 pm - 11:00 pm Bus pick-up times & Locations: 5:45 pm Hunters Woods Shopping Center (Ledo Pizza) 6:00 pm Lake Anne Plaza parking lot Ages 55+ $102 $112

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55+ TRIPS AND TOURS

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 p.m.

TO REGISTER FOR ACTIVITIES, GO TO WWW.RESTONWEBTRAC.ORG OR CALL 703-435-6577 FOR MORE INFO.

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Assist the Community Events Supervisor in planning, implementing and evaluating a variety of programs throughout the Reston community. This is a great job for a college student who is comfortable working independently and available to work some evenings and weekends and July 4th. Must be at least 18 years old with a valid driver’s license, good driving record and able to lift 20 pounds. Application available on our careers website at https://careers.reston.org. Contact Ashleigh@reston.org or 703-435-6577 for more information.

Events Assistant Position Mid-May to mid-August

Want a great summer 2018 job?

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TENNIS RA TENNIS COURT RULES Who May Use the Courts ƒƒ ƒƒ ƒƒ

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TENNIS KEY TAGS

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

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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 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 ƒƒ Parking available in 11 parking spaces

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The Lake House Presented by Comstock

SPONSORED BY COMSTOCK

Reston Association’s Newest Community Building on Lake Newport Now taking reservations for: • Weddings, Rehearsal Dinners, Engagement Parties • 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

11450 BARON CAMERON AVENUE, RESTON, VA 20190

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FACILITY RENTALS RA COMMUNITY BUILDINGS

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

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Brown’s Chapel

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

Glade Room

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

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

THE LAKE HOUSE

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

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

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

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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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BROWN'S CHAPEL

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.

Available for members and non-members year round.

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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/hour Non-member or Non-Reston not-for-profit fee $55/hourr For profit/corporate fee $80/hour

Nature Center Pavilion

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

Fire Ring

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

Whether you are hoping to meet new people, spend time with friends, make a positive impact in your community or complete school service hours, Volunteer Reston has something for everyone. Regardless of the reason, we are happy you are interested. Reston Association volunteers all have one thing in common — they are all helping to make Reston a better place to live, work, play and get involved, and we think that is outstanding.

“ALONE WE CAN DO SO LITTLE; TOGETHER WE CAN DO SO MUCH.” – HELEN KELLER The mission of Volunteer Reston is to enhance Reston Association’s services and programs by matching the varied talents of individuals and groups of all ages, interests and skills with a variety of engaging and challenging projects and endeavors. RA volunteers consist of people of all ages with a variety of skill levels, including senior citizens, corporate teams, faithbased groups, families, college students, retirees, scouts and youth community service volunteers. Some of these volunteers have been involved in Reston for many years. They help at special events and community festivals, provide office and program support and participate in cleanup projects at Reston lakes and along the pathways and natural areas. Some volunteers choose to participate in one-time events or programs, and they return to the same events each year. Others run for the RA Board of Directors or Design Review Board, or they serve on advisory committees and working groups.

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volunteering help you earn your service hours, but it will also allow you to make an impact in your community.

RA is seeking volunteers to help enhance the community in a variety of areas. There are many opportunities available in such areas as environment and ecology, the Walker Nature Center, recreational programs and facilities, special events, and many more. We have numerous opportunities available for you. If you are interested in getting involved in the community, please contact Ha Brock, Volunteer Reston Manager, at habrock@reston.org or 703-435-7986.

We can’t guarantee that you’ll be able to complete all the hours you need during one special event, but we welcome your participation in one or multiple events. Each special event will have a limited number of spots available for volunteers, so it is very important you notify us well in advance to sign up for one of the slots.

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

CONNECT WITH VOLUNTEER RESTON ON SOCIAL MEDIA!

We look forward to having you join our amazing group of volunteers.

NEED SERVICE HOURS FOR SCHOOL?

Many students around the Reston community and surrounding areas are required to perform a specific number of community service hours for school. If you are one of those students — or if you know one of those students — we would love to help you earn your hours with Reston Association. You may be able to complete your service hours by volunteering at one of our many special events, such as festivals, Habitat Heroes, watershed cleanups and many others. Not only will

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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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VOLGISTICS & VICNET

Reston Association has a new volunteer registration and database system, Volgistics & VicNet. ƒƒ Volgistics was launched in late 2016 to store all RA volunteers’ information and applications. ƒƒ VicNet (Volunteer Information Center) works with Volgistics as a one-stop shop to allow volunteers to make personal account changes, search and register for volunteer opportunities and maintain volunteer hours. ƒƒ Please note: ALL volunteers must complete a one-time application in Volgistics. After completion, volunteers will use only VicNet moving forward. STEP 1: COMPLETE YOUR STEP 3: SEARCH & REGISTER FOR APPLICATION (VOLGISTICS) VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES ƒƒ Complete the one-time volunteer ƒƒ Visit VicNet: http://bit.ly/VRVicNet. application at: ƒƒ Once you are logged into VicNet, http://bit.ly/ click on the “My Schedule” tab. VolunteerRestonApplication ƒƒ In the blue box, use the dropdown ƒƒ After you submit your application, menu to select any assignment(s) you will receive an email from that you want to review or where Reston Association to go into you want to volunteer. VicNet to set up your volunteer ƒƒ Scroll down to see the calendar, account. which will display “Help Wanted” icons for opportunities where STEP 2: CREATE YOUR VICNET volunteers are needed. ACCOUNT ƒƒ Click “Schedule Me” for the shift for Click on “Need a password” Follow which you would like to volunteer. the prompts on the screen in order ƒƒ Click “Yes” to confirm your shift. to create your password (Check junk/ ƒƒ Click “Continue” to go back to the spam folder if you don’t receive an monthly calendar or click “Exit” to email.) log off of your account. ƒƒ Enter your login name (the email ƒƒ Bookmark or save VicNet on your address you submitted on your desktop or mobile device. online volunteer application) ƒƒ Visit often as we frequently post new volunteer opportunities.

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

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

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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.

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. Thick ivy can accelerate rot by holding in moisture, which can also attract mosquitoes, topple trees and take over where beautiful plants like mayapples grow. We need your help to save the mayapples. We will work along the asphalt path between Sanibel Drive and Dogwood Elementary School. To register for this event, visit VicNet and locate the date. Refer to page 79.

Stop the Choking, Save the Trees

Saturday, November 18 10 a.m. - Noon English ivy is a threat to trees. Help RA restore healthy wildlife habitat. Volunteers will meet between 11239 and 11240 South Shore Road. Volunteers will dig roots with small tools and pull the vines until the English ivy is cleared from a section of the woods. To register for this event, visit VicNet and locate the date. Refer to page 79.


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED To volunteer go to

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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 – 9:30 p.m. Volunteers will receive a pizza dinner, snacks and hot drinks during the event. The Walker Nature Center’s Halloween event is one our most exciting volunteer opportunities of the year. We’re looking for more than 50 fun-loving, energetic volunteers to bring this event to life. This is a great opportunity for adults, teens, civic organizations and college groups. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old to play a character role. Volunteers between the ages of 13 and 15 must be accompanied by an adult who will volunteer at the same station. Most volunteers will be outdoors

during the duration of the event, so please dress warmly and wear good walking shoes. Please do not sign up until you are sure you can commit to the date and position. To volunteer go to http://bit.ly/2017HHouse. Volunteer Orientation: Wednesday, Oct. 18, 6-7 p.m. Anyone who has NOT participated in this event before must attend orientation. Orientation is optional for returning volunteers but highly recommended for returning volunteers in a character role. This is an indoor/outdoor meeting, so please dress for the weather.

Job Descriptions

Characters — Do you have a theatrical streak? Are you a Halloween enthusiast? You might have what it takes to be one of our Halloween characters that delight and

educate visitors. All costumes, props and scripts will be provided. Costumed characters should be people who enjoy Halloween and will really “get into” their role. You do not have to memorize a script. Each station is based on a theme with key talking points and sample dialogue. You can ad-lib comments that fit the mood of the station and have fun! Mascots — Kids love the Nature Center mascots, Walker the Woodpecker and Myrtle the Turtle. They love having their picture taken with them, too. We need volunteers to wear these adorable head-to-toe, furry costumes. Mascots need excellent people skills and should be able to animate their character without talking. Mascot Escorts — We need volunteers to help the mascots get into costume and escort them around the event. This job

requires standing and walking. Face Painters — Paint simple animals and designs on children’s faces or hands. Sample designs will be provided. Minimal artistic skill is necessary, and supplies are provided. Trick-or-Treat Trail Assistant (Start) — Welcome patrons to the trail, and check for hand stamps. Explain the rules of the trail, and hand out trick-or-treat bags. Trick-or-Treat Trail Assistant (End) — Pass out candy, and collect flashlights from patrons finishing the trail. Direct new patrons to the trail entrance. Breakdown — Help clean up at the end of the night. Many hands make for light work.

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VOLUNTEER RESTON | GET INVOLVED GARLIC MUSTARD CHALLENGE 2017 The Reston Association would like to thank all volunteers who pulled garlic mustard throughout Reston. Thank you for your dedication, hard work, determination and passion for helping improve and protect Reston’s open space. It is because of volunteers like you that Reston will continue to be a beautiful place to live, work, play and get involved.

Winners of the Garlic Mustard Challenge

Hard working volunteers removed a total of 3,080 pounds of garlic mustard this year. Many more pounds of the plant found along the pathways and pulled during Habitat Heroes were not weighed or entered into the

Challenge. RA is grateful to all the volunteers that participate in removing invasive species in the woods from north to south Reston. If you are interested in learning more about the Garlic Mustard Challenge, search the term garlic mustard on the RA website. Your support also helps protect the West Virginia white butterfly from going further into population decline. For more information on the plight of this species due to garlic mustard, please visit https://www.ncbi. nlm.nih. gov/pubmed/26399433.

Individual Category

Patricia Wagner: 2636.5 pounds

Corporate Group Category

CA Technologies: 166.6 pounds

Large Group Category Reston Environmental Action: 277 pounds

THANK YOU

HABITAT HEROES!

80 Habitat Heroes worked 190 hours alongside RA environmental resource staff to remove invasive plants, install native species and restore wildlife habitat in Reston’s natural areas. These committed volunteers from scouts to church groups and elementary school kids to corporate teams spread their work throughout Reston. They had a positive impact at the Old Trail Drive area, Fieldview/Stones Throw area, Hunters Woods/Colts Neck area, Wainwright area and the Sunrise Valley Rec area. These Habitat Heroes change the face of Reston’s woods and invite greater diversity of native plants and wildlife to thrive.

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RESTON ASSOCIATION ADOPT-A-SPOT PROGRAM

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As you travel around Reston, you may see a special place that you admire and enjoy. Whether it’s a publicly owned spot in your neighborhood, a park, pathway, stream, wooded area or ballfield adjacent to your work or home, those places help make Reston an exceptional place to live, work, play and get involved. Some of these special places are kept litter free, thanks to the many committed Reston residents who have volunteered their time to the Reston Adopt-aSpot Program. Our dedicated volunteers care for these places, and it shows.

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Reston Adopt-A-Spot Program volunteers help keep Reston clean and beautiful one-spotat-a-time. Volunteers clean an adopted spot five times or more a year for two years and, in return, receive recognition for their efforts. In addition, volunteers have access to cleanup equipment and supplies. Adoptable locations include RA recreational areas, pathways, streams, wooded areas, ballfields and tot lots.

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Any individual (18 years or older), community group, youth organization (supervised by adults), civic organization, business, church or other group may adopt RA recreation areas, pathways, tot-lots or any RA property. The adopting individuals or organizations commit to cleaning up the adopted site at least five times a year or more for two years. Those who complete 10 or more cleanups annually receive special recognition in our publications. A sign that recognizes their contributions is placed at the site. Signs are placed and maintained by Reston Association staff. If the participants are unable to honor their agreements, the signs will be removed. Participants are required to report the results of their cleanup to the Volunteer Reston Manager so results can be used in various reports and analyses.

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

STREAM MONITORING

Oct. 22, 8:30-11 a.m. Join us on October 22 for a special monitoring session where we will be using the Audubon Naturalist Society's Creek Critter App. Nov. 4, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. What better way to enjoy the season's 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.

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 works for you, Will is more than happy to have people help him with sites during the work week. In addition, to register for this event, visit VicNet and locate the date. Refer to page 79.

If you are interested in assisting with stream monitoring for more than one or two sessions, training and practice opportunities are offered by joining seasoned volunteers and RA staff. You can earn a stream monitoring certificate after successfully demonstrating your ability to identify macro-invertebrates. Each monitoring session lasts

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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 ARE WE?

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

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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 flier distributed throughout Reston prior to the event, if time permits.

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Our 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.

CORPORATE VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNTIES

Some suggestions: ƒƒ Special Project Donations — Donate funds toward the purchase of plants and supplies, or engage employees to participate in special service projects during the work week. ƒƒ 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. ƒƒ Adopt-a-Spot — Perform regular cleanups of a special or favorite spot in Reston. ƒƒ Looking for something different? Let us help you create an opportunity that suits your company’s philanthropic goals.

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UNLIMITED OPPORTUNITIES

We have a wide range of opportunities to select from when looking to get involved. We can help find something that suits you. Should you have something specific in mind, we would love to hear your ideas.

BOARDS & COMMITTEES

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

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Each committee comprises 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. Adopt-a-Recycling Bin

For more info see page 76 or contact Ha Brock at habrock@ reston.org. Join our Community Business Partners:

Together, we can Keep Reston Green by Keeping it Clean!


CORPORATE SERVICE PROJECTS Volunteer Reston offers expertise in community service to corporations by creating customized projects that complement team building, leadership development and philanthropy initiatives. Philanthropy comes in various ways: from event sponsorship, monetary donations, in-kind contributions and employee volunteerism. Opportunities for support are numerous and we would be delighted to connect with corporations to customize an opportunity beneficial to your philanthropic goals. For more information on corporate partnerships opportunities contact Ha Brock, Volunteer Reston Manager, at habrock@reston.org or call 703-435-7986. DELLOITTE

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

The following actions were taken by the RA Board of Directors at meetings held in the months of June through September 5, 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.

June 22, 2017

ƒƒ Approved June 22, 2017 Regular Meeting Agenda as amended. ƒƒ Adopted the June 22, 2017 Consent Calendar, including motions on the following: ˚˚ Adoption of meeting minutes. ˚˚ Approval of Legal Committee report. ˚˚ Amendment of Board & Association Operations Resolution 11; Association Spokespersons. ˚˚ Approval of lake use request from the 2017 Lake Thoreau Boat Party Committee. ˚˚ Approve of lake use request from Reston Triathlon Association. ˚˚ Affirmation of Board’s directive to use Hook Road Recreation Area as a pilot for the full-facility and community outreach capital project models. ˚˚ Approval of committee appointments and reappointments. ƒƒ Adopted a resolution honoring Fairfax County’s 275th Birthday ƒƒ Accepted the Consolidated Financial Statements for the year ended December 31, 2016 as presented by the Association’s independent Auditing Firm BDO USA, LLP. ƒƒ Appointed RA Member Sridhar Ganesan to fill the vacant At-Large Director seat; the term of such appointment will expire in April 2018.

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ƒƒ Granted to the Williams/ Transco Pipeline exclusive easement and right of way request over RA Common Area located off of North Shore Drive, under certain conditions approved by the RA Board and negotiated by legal counsel. ƒƒ Approved the deer hunting requests of the owners of 11624, 11626, and 11632 Sourwood Lane subject to specific terms and conditions. ƒƒ Accepted staff recommendations on strategic advocacy related to recreation in the Transit Station Areas. ƒƒ Decided to hear the Covenants Committee appeal of Mr. Adrian Hollands, owner of the property located at 11103 Lake Chapel Lane, during the next Regular Board Meeting scheduled for Thursday, July 27, 2017. ƒƒ Approved revised 2017 CEO Goals. ƒƒ Decided to include the 2018/2019 Operating Budgets a new staff position of in-house Counsel with oversight of all legal functions, with reporting authority to the RA Board in coordination with the CEO; and, send out a competitive bid request among area community association legal firms for the specialty trades of Collections and Covenants Enforcement services for consideration by a four member panel comprised of three Board Directors and the CEO.

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July 27, 2017

ƒƒ Approved July 27, 2017 Regular Meeting Agenda. ƒƒ Adopted the July 27, 2017 Consent Calendar, including motions on the following: ˚˚ Adoption of meeting minutes. ˚˚ Approval of committee appointments and reappointments. ƒƒ Denied the appeal of Mr. Adrian Hollands, owner of the property located at 11103 Lake Chapel Lane, and enforce the boat length requirement in Section VI.2(b)(9) of the Amended Reston Deed. ƒƒ Accepted the executive summary of the 2017 State of the Environment Report (RASER), prepared by the Environmental Advisory Committee, and direct staff to publish the report on RA’s website. ƒƒ Directed the Environmental Advisory Committee to return to the Board of Directors in the fall of 2017 to discuss the prioritization, costs and timelines of the recommendations included in the report. ƒƒ Directed staff to publicize the report on input obtained from the 2017 Member Listening Meetings and notify participants in the Meetings of the report’s publication. ƒƒ Approved the description of the Hook Road Working Group and directed staff to issue a call for candidates. ƒƒ Approved the release of remaining capital funds in the amount of $1,351,454

for the Central Services Facility renovation project and direct staff to proceed with Implementation and Construction phase. ƒƒ Authorized the RA Board President, Vice President and CEO to engage with representatives of Boston Properties and Reston Town Center (RTC) to inform and discuss with them the pressing requests from RA Members that further consideration be given to RTC’s paid parking system. ƒƒ Authorized the CEO to write a letter to the Fairfax County Park Authority (FCPA) strongly encouraging the allocation of funding to support the Countywide Dog Park Study in its FY19 Budget and inclusion of the study in the Park Authority’s Planning and Development Work Plan. ƒƒ Granted to Fairfax County a flood plain and storm drainage easement over RA Common Area located between Wakerobin Lane and Cedar Cove Cluster under conditions approved by the RA Board and negotiated by legal counsel.

September 5, 2017

ƒƒ By unanimous consent resolution, agreed to appoint a replacement member at the board’s next regular meeting on September 28, 2017 to serve the unexpired term which expires at the next Annual Meeting.


MEET THE BOARD & OFFICERS | BOARDOFDIRECTORS@RESTON.ORG

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 At-Large Director 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

Cate Fulkerson Chief Executive Officer Cate@reston.org

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INFO & RESOURCES | GUIDELINES | FACILITIES | MAP

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Fishing in Reston

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Places to Fish

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

Lake Thoreau: Along 80 feet of shoreline and the public dock near Lake Thoreau pool, along dam by Lake Audubon, along bridge near golf course, and along timber wall at Purple Beach. Lake Audubon: Along dam by Lake Thoreau, at boat ramp by Lake Audubon Pool off Twin Branches Road, and along shoreline for 150 feet near the Nature Center (docks are private).

Boating in Reston

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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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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

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11452 BARON CAMERON AVENUE

11400 RIDGE HEIGHTS ROAD

UPLANDS TENNIS COURTS (28)

LAKE THOREAU POOL (15)

SHADOWOOD POOL (24)

11032 RING ROAD

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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

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DOGWOOD POOL (5) 2460 GREEN RANGE ROAD

WALKER NATURE CENTER (30)

UPLANDS POOL (28) RIDGE HEIGHTS POOL (23)

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COLTS NECK TENNIS COURTS (3)

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GLADE POOL (6) 11550 GLADE DRIVE

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POLO FIELDS RECREATION AREA (19)

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THUNDER CHASE DRIVE

LAKE ANNE TENNIS COURTS (11)

PONY BARN PICNIC PAVILION (20)

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LAKE AUDUBON POOL (12)

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A Big Reston Thank You Reston Association and Friends of Reston would like to thank the following businesses and individuals for their generous support of RA’s Camp Scholarship Program in 2017. Friends of Reston Bonnie & Robert Haukness Long & Foster — Reston Offices Shelley Mastran Red's Table Reston Garden Club Reston Triathlon Sweet Frog

HOW YOU CAN HELP If you would like to help send more Reston kids to camp during the 2018 summer season, please consider making a year-end tax-deductible donation to Friends of Reston. A $200 contribution will send a child between the ages of 5-12 to camp for a week. Donations can be made online at www.friendsofreston.org or mail a check to Friends of Reston, 11450 Glade Drive, Reston, VA. 20191

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