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CONTENTS

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Digital version available online@www.reston.org

INSIDE

How Reston has Evolved to Meet the Needs of Today’s Community

MEMBER SERVICES 48 50 51

BY JESSICA BIGGER As the population and demographics within associations have changed over the years, community associations have evolved to better meet the needs of its residents.

PROGRAMS & EVENTS

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What it takes to Keep Reston an Attractive Place to Live, Work and Play

Aquatics & Safety Camps & After-School Care Facility Rentals Fitness & Wellness Nature Pool & Tennis Passes Special Events Tennis

VOLUNTEER

BY JESSICA BIGGER Reston Association’s (RA) Central Services Facility (CSF) is responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of RA’s open space and facilities.

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On the Cover: CSF Snow Removal Team Photographer: Sean Bahrami

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Webtrac Registration Welcome to Reston and FAQ Covenants Workshop

A Beautiful Friendship BY JANET REMS The special partnership between Public Art Reston and RA making art an integral part of Reston’s cultural life.

Volunteer Opportunity Reston’s Arbor Day Volunteer Reston Service Awards Environmental Work Description & Field Safety Habitat Heroes Projects Kids' Trout Fishing Day Garlic Mustard Challenge Annual Potomac River Watershed Cleanup Nature House 5K Corporate Team Building with a Difference

BOARD AND GOVERNANCE 118 Board Actions 119 Board of Directors

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

PERSPECTIVES 08 10 12 14 06

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Shaping Reston’s Future Let Lead Headed South for the Winter A Engaged Community Paul Thomas’s Community Service Journey

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ON THE STREET 18 20 22 28

Airbnb Grounded in Reston Orthodontics in the Digital Age Parks and Recreation Offers Something for Everyone New Executive Director at The Reston Museum

AROUND RESTON 30 Making a Difference in One Student at a Time 38 Capitol Steps Fundraiser 40 Visual Treat from League of Reston Artists 46 Have You Seen Volcano Mulch?


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RESTON VOLUME 8 | NUMBER 1

where healthy food comes naturally

PUBLISHER

DESIGN & PRODUCTION

Ellen Graves RA President Board of Directors

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EDITORIAL

Sean Bahrami sean@reston.org

PHOTOGRAPHER

Mike Leone mike@reston.org

COPY EDITOR Kathy Bush

CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS Amanda Hurwitt, Anna Kulyk, Colena Turner, David Madison, Jim Kirby, Kristina Alcorn, Mohamed Ali, Linda Rutledge, Lisa Barke, William O'Brien

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

COMMUNITY CONTRIBUTORS Astrid Tisseront, Brad Barna, Cathy Hudgins, Common Ground™ magazine, Gerry Connolly, Janet Rems, Jessica Bigger, Jim Schlett, Ken Chadwick, Ken Plum, Mark Ingrao, Shelley S. Mastran

Caring About Animal Nutrition Since 2005

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

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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 reflect their own viewpoints and are not endorsed by Reston Association.

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Shaping Reston’s Future BY ELLEN GRAVES

PHOTOGRAPHY BY DAVID MADISON

VOTING SENDS A MESSAGE TO THE BOARD THAT RESIDENTS ARE INVOLVED AND CARE ABOUT THE FUTURE OF RESTON.

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eston Association offers an inspiring array of ways to get involved in the community. From volunteering to serve on a committee to helping beautify natural areas through working with Habitat Heroes, Reston residents have always answered the call to donate their time and efforts for good causes. If you want to help shape the future of this great community, consider running for one of four board seats which will open in April 2017: one At-Large Director, the Hunters Woods/Dogwood District Director, the North Point District Director and the Apartment Owners’ Representative. You must live in a Reston Association property, either as a renter or an owner, to

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be eligible to run for the AtLarge Director seat. You must live in the Hunters Woods/ Dogwood District or North Point District in order to run for those district seats on the board. Any individual may run for the Apartment Owner’s Representative seat. You have until Jan. 27, 2017, at 5 p.m. EST to file for candidacy. Voting in the 2017 RA Board of Directors’ election is perhaps the single most significant way members can make a difference in the community without having to dedicate hours of their time. The voting period for the board election opens March 6 and runs through April 3. Voters can vote online or through the mail. Voting sends a message to the board that residents are involved and care about the future of Reston. Voting has been a right and

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responsibility of Restonians for decades. It has literally shaped the evolution of Reston and has made it one of the best communities in which to live, work and play. The role of elected board members is well defined. The RA board is responsible to the membership for seeing that the overall organizational goals of the association are accomplished. A board member’s job is to set policy in all matters — finance and budget, personnel and compensation policies, and planning and program strategies. As board president for the past two year, I have had the privilege to work directly with RA staff, various committee members, community leaders and residents. All share in the goal of making Reston a sustainable, progressive and

inclusive place to do business in or to call home. I have a profound appreciation for my board colleagues and for members who take the time to get involved in the process by attending meetings, and most importantly, voting in the annual RA election. Be on the lookout for your voting ballot to arrive in early March. I urge you to consider taking a few minutes to cast a ballot. Information about the Board Election, including candidate filing information and requirements, can be found on the RA website (www.reston. org) under “About Reston Association/Governance/Board Election.” The information can help familiarize yourself with the candidates and guide you through the voting process. Increasing voter participation not only helps make the election results official by reaching a quorum in each race, but it also conveys to the current and future boards a message of member engagement. It is the objective of the RA board to be responsive to members, but we cannot do that without your involvement in the annual election. Ellen Graves is the president of Reston Association.


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Let Lead BY CAI'S COMMON GROUND™ MAGAZINE PHOTOGRAPHY BY DAVID MADISON

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atherine Fulkerson, CMCA, chief executive officer of Reston Association in Virginia, began her career at the master-planned community in 1991 as a tennis program assistant. She had tired of refolding sweaters at a department store and thought she could put her education and love of tennis to use. She steadily climbed Reston’s ranks thereafter, holding assistant and managerial positions and a role as director of administration, member services, and IT. She was named acting CEO in 2013 before earning the permanent role. Fulkerson and the Reston board are confronting challenges in the 52-year-old community, including aging facilities and rapid growth. — Interview by Daniel Brannigan

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WHEN YOU STARTED THE TENNIS PROGRAM JOB, DID YOU HAVE ANY IDEA YOU’D STICK AROUND FOR THE NEXT 25 YEARS?

No, I thought this would be a stop gap until I completed my masters degree in Civil War history — another one of my passions. I thought I would enjoy working at one of the battlefield parks.

WHO OR WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO STRIVE FOR THE NEXT STEP UP? I believed in what I was doing and saw opportunities to make things better. I had, and still have, a tendency to raise my hand and say, “I can do that,” or “I think I know how these processes can be improved.” I ended up creating new job duties for myself that led into new positions. However, my dad was and still is my mentor. He suggested that I consider changing my masters degree to public administration. After I attended a couple of Reston board meetings, I realized that community associations

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are one of the purest forms of democracy. It went to everything I studied and was impassioned with in college.

WHAT ADVICE DO YOU HAVE FOR YOUNG PROFESSIONALS?

Take advantage of the learning opportunities at CAI. Our industry is blessed with professionals who are willing to share their knowledge and experiences to help you make the most of what you are doing. Put into practice what you learn and never stop enhancing what you know.

WHAT ARE SOME OF THE CHALLENGES RESTON FACES TODAY?

With the coming of the Metro Silver Line and three new station stops in our community, applications for development and redevelopment have exploded. We’re working closely with our members, the development community, the county, and the Commonwealth to manage this growth in a way that preserves trees, enhances our trail systems, and encourages

thoughtful design. Reston has a wide variety of architectural styles that are known and studied worldwide. We want that to continue and insist that developers look to Reston’s design and planning foundation principles. Meanwhile, our common areas need to be upgraded and expanded to meet the community’s changing needs.

HOW DOES THE ASSOCIATION STAY SO SUCCESSFUL?

Involving members in the decision-making process and engaging with them directly to find out what matters most to them is the best way to keep Reston moving forward. ©2016 Community Associations Institute. Further reproduction and distribution is prohibited without written consent. For reprints, go to www.caionline.org/ reprints.


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Headed South for the Winter A BY KEN PLUM

long with the snowbirds of the northeast I will be traveling south on Interstate 95 weekly during much of the winter. While I will stop in Richmond for the General Assembly session, they will continue south for Florida sunshine for the winter. Two hours down the interstate does not get you to any more sunshine. It does get you to a change of pace since most people who live in the state’s capital city tend to be a little more laid back. I, of course, start my trip to the Capitol from my home in Reston, Virginia, but it is significant I must drive for almost an hour before I cross the Rappahannock River and see the first Virginia Welcome Center. Some explain that the part of Virginia north of the Rappahannock should most appropriately be called NoVa; that would make the area to the south RoVa — the Rest of Virginia. Forget the

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DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE MAJOR REGIONS OF THE STATE ARE RECEDING AS MORE YOUNG PEOPLE MAKE THEIR WAY TO NORTHERN VIRGINIA FOR JOBS.

idea that Northern Virginia should secede; it is not going to happen. The last example of a part of a state breaking away from the momma state was when western Virginia would not go along with the rest of Virginia joining the Confederacy and became West Virginia. In spite of snide comments that we should break away, RoVa would not support it because NoVa is the golden goose of the state providing a disproportionate share of the state’s revenue. They particularly like the state being called a Commonwealth because it makes them feel better about sharing our money.

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Differences between the major regions of the state are receding as more young people make their way to Northern Virginia for jobs. Likewise, the challenges of our region with growth, traffic congestion and development are increasingly being felt in other parts of the state. Whatever color you would choose to make Northern Virginia on a map, that color would cover a larger share of the map each year. Of the five statewide elected officials today, three are from the northernmost area of the state. The legislative session brings the diverse interests of the state together for remedies to problems that span the differences not only from north and south but also from central, southwest, eastern and Eastern Shore. While the weather outside can be chilly, the debates can become heated when we are in session from early January to late February. If your travel plans will permit, visit me in Richmond and see your legislature at

work. The General Assembly traces its history to 1619 with a quadricentennial coming up in a few years. The Capitol building itself is historic having been designed by Thomas Jefferson. There is much history throughout the city with some to be celebrated and some to be re-examined. The restaurants are wonderful, rivaling, and in some cases besting, Northern Virginia. I will be back home most weekends and will return with the adjournment of the session in late February. I will not have any suntan as a result of my trip south, but I trust that our community will be better as a result of the work I will be doing while I am away. Delegate Plum represents the 36th District, including all of Reston, in the Virginia House of Delegates.


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RCC is collecting the following for Diva Central:

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FREE • Drop-in 12 – 18 years old Diva Central is Reston Community Center’s annual high school prom and middle school formal dress giveaway. This incredible one-day event is open to any current middle school and high school student who is in need of a formal dress, shoes, jewelry and other accessories. Everything is absolutely FREE. Limit one outfit per person.

DRESSES • SHOES • JEWELRY HANDBAGS • ACCESSORIES RCC is collecting dresses, shoes, jewelry, hand bags, shawls and other accessories for Diva Central, our annual prom dress giveaway. Donations are tax-deductible and may be dropped off at RCC Hunters Woods or RCC Lake Anne from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Monday – Saturday; 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. on Sundays. All donations are appreciated, however, we ask that donations are in good condition, no older than 5 years old (circa 2012) and dry cleaned before they are donated. If dry cleaning is not possible please inform us at the time of drop-off. Dress donations will benefit students in Reston and other communities.

For more information about donations, please contact Ali Clements at 703-390-6177.

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A Engaged Community I BY GERRY CONNOLLY

t is a privilege to represent a community as involved, civically engaged and welcoming as Reston. In his original vision, Reston’s founder, Bob Simon, laid the foundation for the community we have inherited. He called for us to take on the fight for equality even when it was controversial and unpopular. He challenged us to rethink the way we live by putting an emphasis on community space and public service, knowing it would connect us to one another. Today, those traits define what it means to be a Restonian. Reston is home to worldclass schools, recreation facilities, community centers and performing arts centers. The Silver Line is reimagining our urban landscape, connecting our community to downtown Washington, D.C. and Dulles airport, and bringing jobs closer to where we live. Dotted throughout the community one can find beautiful public art installations; and we have miles of pristine trails and have protected acres of open natural space. The Walker Nature Center, for example, is a wonderful facility that offers educational and recreational resources. Home to an LEED Gold education building, 72 acres of woodlands and loop trails, it offers all Restonians a chance to enjoy the outdoors. The Center also offers a variety of outreach programs that will help inspire Reston’s next generation of environmental stewards. Reston also has more than

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PHOTOGRAPHY BY WILLIAM O'BRIEN

THE SUCCESS OF ANY COMMUNITY CAN BE MEASURED BY MANY THINGS, BUT PROBABLY NONE IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN HOW ENGAGED ITS CITIZENS ARE. 55 miles of paved and natural trails running throughout the community. When I served as Chairman of Fairfax County, we worked to expand our County’s trails network. Partnering with local residents and the Park Authority, including Reston’s Bill Bouie, we completed the Cross County Trail, a 40-mile trail that now connects the County from Reston in the north to Lorton in the south. Whether it is the Reston Association's work with volunteers to maintain these facilities, its Annual Meeting and Newcomers Party, or this quarterly publication, new and longtime residents are well served and informed by their Association and its Board. The Board members and staff are committed to making

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Reston a special place to live. As the umbrella HOA, the Reston Association serves a community of approximately 60,000 residents, making it one of the largest community associations in the United States. The RA not only oversees protective covenants and aesthetic quality, it also works to ensure that all Restonians can “play where you live.” Perhaps even more important to the success of Reston than these physical amenities, however, is our collective dedication to public service. The success of any community can be measured by many things, but probably none is more important than how engaged its citizens are. When I reflect on what makes Reston such a successful and vibrant community, I'm reminded of a quote by the late Ella Grasso. She said, "Volunteerism is the rent we pay for the air we breathe." It is this commitment to one another and to the betterment of our community that makes Reston a true gem. We come together for festivals, cultural fairs, and celebrations of the arts. Two

of my favorite events, the Best of Reston Awards and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration, annually draws hundreds of people together to celebrate volunteerism and public service, and to honor our own civil rights history. Restonians volunteer to coach Little League or swim team, be scout leaders or serve on the PTA. They spend weekends cleaning up our neighborhood streams and parks. And as your Member of Congress, I know firsthand how well informed our citizens are on the challenges and topics that face us on Capitol Hill. It’s that engagement that I love about Reston, and why I know we will continue to make our community a success. 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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Paul Thomas’s Community Service Journey A BY JESSICA BIGGER

PHOTOGRAPHY BY LINDA RUTLEDGE

few years after moving back to Reston in 2004, Paul Thomas wanted to give back to the community. Thomas and his wife grew up here. So when they returned, Robin Smyers (friend and fellow South Lakes High School alum who was on the RA Board of Directors) suggested he get involved with the Reston Association (RA). In 2007, Thomas volunteered on the Covenants Committee. Thomas was appointed to the RA board in 2008 to fill former Director Jen Blackwell's seat for the last year left in her term and then was elected for a three-year term as Director-at-Large, serving a total of four years. During his tenure, Thomas served as Board Vice President for two years and was also appointed as an RA representative on Fairfax County's Reston Master Plan Special Study Task Force. People run for the board for different reasons. Some are beginning or continuing their political journey and others have a single issue that is driving them. “It takes a lot of different perspectives to make it work. I came in without any real issues. I thought it would help to have someone more neutral as part of the mix. I wanted to be there just to help at a local level, ” said Thomas. What Thomas noticed

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early on was that the residents, who came onto the board because of a single issue, were often transformed. Most board directors were able to see the breadth of issues that RA is involved in, and the experience broadened their perspective. When he joined the Board of Directors, Thomas was eager to be involved with the planning along the transit corridor, i.e., everything that was being constructed around the Whiele-Reston Metro station. But Thomas was also exposed to the interworkings of local and county government. “There was a lot going on, especially in redevelopment,” mentioned Thomas. “Being able to get in there and help to move things in the right direction was important to me.” “To do planning well you have to look at the process as a whole. The county plan is very broad – it’s about a lot of stuff. It’s not just about density and office space. It’s also about workforce housing, recreation, the arts, infrastructure, etc.,” explained Thomas. Thomas’s experience was a positive one. “I am a richer person for knowing all the people on the board and the committees and getting to know Cate [Fulkerson] and the rest of the staff. Plus, it was an incredible learning experience,” said Thomas. There were some

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challenges along the way. When Thomas came onto the board he had young children at home. “It makes it tough when you have little kids,” said Thomas. Participating on the board takes a real commitment. There are quite a number of public board meetings to attend, including committees. But having young children also helped Thomas bring that experience to the board, since he was one of few board members with young children. Thomas learned an incredible amount during his time on the Board of Directors. His experience exposed him to things he wouldn’t have

learned otherwise, like how RA relates to the county. “There is an alphabet soup of organizations: who’s in charge of walking paths, who is in control of zoning, navigating all that is not always clear,” said Thomas. Only as a result of getting involved does Thomas have a better understanding of all the different organizations in Reston — nonprofit and government.“When growing up before getting involved I had no idea how all the organizations functioned and related to each other,” said Thomas. Today, Thomas is better able to understand the different


jurisdictions; who to contact when there are issues. “When I talk to people now who are concerned about a particular issue, I know what organization to send them to that can answer their question or concern.” For example, cluster colors are a cluster homeowner association issue, not an RA issue. Once on the board, Thomas’s world expanded professionally. He was able to make numerous connections through nonprofits, local government and other businesses. “It helped me find good people to work with and opened up career opportunities because of the connections I made with RA,”Thomas pointed out. Being part of the board also broadened his professional skills. Thomas learned how to facilitate meetings, how to successfully debate certain issues, create consensus and process large amounts of information. “Now I am better equipped to handle conflict resolution in my job. I’m able to listen to a colleague’s concern and help solve the issue in a respectful way. Working with the board helped me develop those skills that would have been difficult to do on my own,” explained Thomas. Since his four years with RA’s Board of Directors, Thomas has continued to be involved in the community. After he left the board, he sat on the Reston Historical Trust Board for two years, and was also vice president of the Reston Swim Team Association. In October 2016, Thomas was appointed to sit on the Reston Community Center’s (RCC) Board of Governors for a threeyear term. Since his RCC appointment, Thomas realized that many in the community believe there is a real relationship between RA and RCC. In actuality, they are two different organizations.“RA is a private entity, which is all about one person having land rights and associated caveats

connected to the deed. Parks and trails are not public land. They are really private assets of Reston Association. The association doesn’t report to the county in a sense,” clarified Thomas. RCC is part of Fairfax County. Members of its Board of Governors are appointed by the Fairfax County Supervisors. The county polls residents on their preference and uses this as a guide when choosing whom to appoint. “RCC employees are essentially county employees. RCC is not a subset of RA,” continued Thomas. Thomas plans on continuing to be involved in the community by volunteering his time on various community boards. His experience as an RA board director has given him opportunity to give back to Reston community members and help shape Reston’s community for the better. There are currently four seats open on the board. These seats will open in April 2017: one At-Large Director, the Hunters Woods/Dogwood District Director, North Point District, and the Apartment Owners’ Representative. There is still time to file for candidacy. You must live in a Reston Association property, either Reston Association’s electronic newsletter, RA News, is as a renter or an owner, to be delivered to your in-box and includes information about eligible to run for the At-Large events, programs, community functions and important Director seat. You must live in reminders. Go to the bottom of any page on www.reston.org the Hunters Woods/Dogwood and add your email to the field under "Join Our Mailing List” District or North Point District to run for a district seat on the to subscribe to this free weekly email.. board. Any individual may run for the Apartment Owner’s Representative seat. You have until Jan. 27, 2017 at 5 p.m. EST to file; turn in petition of candidacy with 25 signatures from eligible voters and a questionnaire. Visit Board of Election page on reston.org for a checklist and additional filing requirements. Jessica Bigger is a freelance writer who lives in Reston.

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ON THE STREET \ STORIES \ CURRENT EVENTS \ HIGHLIGHTS

Airbnb Grounded in Reston T BY KEN CHADWICK, ESQ & BRAD BARNA, ESQ, CHADWICK, WASHINGTON, MORIARTY, ELMORE & BUNN, P.C. he advent of the sharing economy has meant new opportunities and new challenges for local governments, associations and homeowners. One of the most significant developments in this new economy is the ability to open up your home to travelers via websites such as Airbnb and HomeAway to coordinate short-term stays in exchange for payment. Many people have jumped at the opportunity to make extra money by hosting through these websites, including apparently some residents of Reston Association. Across the country, cities and counties have struggled with how best to approach and deal with these new arrangements. Many of the arguments relate to the benefit to local economy and tourism, on the one hand, and the negative effects on communities of allowing unchecked transient and hotel use, on the other. While both sides have merit, this debate is already settled in Reston and Fairfax County by applicable laws and covenants. Despite changing times, Reston has an obligation to uphold and enforce its covenants in accordance with their terms and conditions, and as informed or interpreted by local ordinance, when appropriate. Reston’s covenants, and the Fairfax County Zoning Ordinance prohibit Reston’s residents, along with all of the residents of Fairfax County, from using their homes to host short-term renters. Fairfax County recently

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issued guidance on its interpretation of the Zoning Ordinance with regard to short-term rentals and Reston has begun enforcing its own covenants in accordance with that interpretation. According to the Fairfax County Zoning Enforcement: “The Zoning Ordinance prohibits most property owners from serving as Airbnb hosts because nothing in the Zoning Ordinance permits renting dwellings or rooms in dwellings for short periods of time without approval of a special exception by the Board of Supervisors to make a home a bedand-breakfast. The Zoning Ordinance defines “bedand-breakfast” as “a single family detached dwelling unit which is owner or manager occupied, in which five (5) or fewer guest rooms without cooking facilities are rented to transient visitors for a period not to exceed thirty (30) days. You may apply for this special exception if: you live in a single family home [and] you live in one of the following districts: R-P, R-C, R-E, R-1, R-2, PDH or PRC.” [Source: http://www. fairfaxcounty.gov/code/ property/property-rental.htm] All of Reston Association’s residences fall within one of these zoning districts. Thus, the short-term rental of property

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within Reston Association through Airbnb and similar sites violates the Zoning Ordinance unless a Member living in a single family home obtains a special exception from the County. As the County has determined that short-term rentals such as those through Airbnb are in violation of the Zoning Ordinance, Reston has evaluated its own obligations to its Members to enforce its covenants, including those incorporating the Zoning Ordinance. The Reston Master Deed requires that all uses comply with the Zoning Ordinance and further gives Reston the power to enforce its covenants, including those incorporating the Zoning Ordinance. Therefore, Airbnb use within Reston is both a violation of the Zoning Ordinance and the Reston Covenants, enforceable by Reston Association. In addition, the Master Deed prohibits business use of residences within Reston unless: (1) the Member obtains necessary approvals for the use from Fairfax County; (2) the activity is consistent with the residential nature of the property; and (3) it complies with local ordinances. Again,

the Reston Master Deed requires any business use of a Member’s Lot to comply with local laws and the Zoning Ordinance. As noted above, short-term rental or bed-andbreakfast use of a Member’s Lot does not comply with the Zoning Ordinance without a special exception and, therefore, such use violates the Master Deed. Reston has a duty to its Members to enforce the covenants and restrictions put in place to preserve the character and serenity that has made Reston the community it is today. As the County has now officially determined that short-term rentals violate the Zoning Ordinance, Reston has a duty to, and intends to, enforce the covenants incorporating the Zoning Ordinance and to take action against Members in violation thereof when necessary. Additional information can be found on Reston Association’s website (www. reston.org). Click on Property Owner Resources located on the top navigation bar and scroll down to Home-Sharing Policy. If you have any questions please contact the Reston Covenants Team.


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Orthodontics in the Digital Age Faster Treatment Times and a More Comfortable Experience BY ASTRID TISSERONT

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echnology continues to enhance our lives everyday, whether it be wearable technology like the Fitbit to help us stay healthy or robotic limbs to help a person walk again. Technology has also enhanced the world of Orthodontics, and we all should be jumping for joy!

INTRA-ORAL SCANNERS

Ali Krieger, #11, US Women’s National Soccer Team, FIFA Women’s World Cup Champion 2015 Ali is wearing custom-made lingual (behind your teeth) braces manufactured using 3D printing and virtual simulation. Visit MyLingualBraces.com to learn more about braces behind the teeth.

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No more messy molds, no more gag reflex problems! Do you remember taking impressions of your teeth with that goopy, putty material when you first got braces? Well, dental professionals no longer need to use this alginate material with the proliferation of intra-oral scanners (essentially intra-oral rapid cameras) on the market today. Imaging technology has advanced to a point that now intra-oral scanners are becoming lightening fast and can be used in place of


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the gooey alginate material. There are a few scanners on the market today: The TRIOS scanner by 3Shape is the fastest on the market with an incredible 30 second scan. Other scanners available to doctors are the iTero Element (Invisalign), True Definition (3M) and a sprinkling of other options.

VIRTUAL TOOTH MOVEMENT

Today, your Orthodontist can use virtual images of your teeth to simulate your personal orthodontic treatment from beginning to end.

START OF TREATMENT The TRIOS by 3Shape is the fastest scanner on the market today. HOW THEY WORK: These intra-oral scanners work by taking a series of rapid digital photos of your teeth, then using software to stitch these photos together to create a 3D image of your teeth. WHY WE LOVE IT: This little scanner can literally save you both treatment time and visits to your doctor. Instead of sending your impressions by mail, your orthodontist can email your 3D images along with your personal prescription for tooth movement directly to the company fabricating your aligners or custom braces, literally shaving off weeks of manufacturing time. Your 3D images also make it possible to simulate tooth movement, giving your doctor the tools he/she needs to make your treatment as short as possible.

SIMULATION OF FINAL RESULT HOW IT WORKS: The 3D images of your teeth are inserted into software your orthodontist can use to ensure efficient and accurate tooth movement and then produce custom-made braces or aligners through various companies such as Harmony (braces) and Invisalign (aligners). WHY WE LOVE IT: Virtual simulation gives your orthodontist the tools they need to ensure your treatment is the fastest it can be. Why stay an extra 3-4 months in braces? You can get done faster now with custom made braces. Your orthodontist can design

your smile virtually, order your lingual braces (worn behind your teeth) online and show you how your teeth will look at the end of treatment.

3D PRINTED MOLDS

3D printing is also used in Orthodontics today. Once your 3D images are sent to a company like Invisalign to produce aligners, or Harmony to produce your custom braces, the company will print a precise 3D model of your teeth before manufacturing your custom appliance. Stratysys is currently the largest 3D printing company on the market today offering 3D printers for dental use. HOW IT WORKS: Your 3D scanned images can either be directly uploaded to the printer, or your virtual file can be sent to a lab to manufacture your retainers, aligners or braces. WHY WE LOVE IT: 3D printing your molds can save you visits and your doctor time. If you ever lose your retainers, new retainers are just one phone call away!

CUSTOM-MADE LINGUAL BRACES AND ALIGNERS

You no longer have to choose between regular or clear braces and Invisalign. There is another option: Custommade lingual (behind your teeth) braces. Orthodontists now have a product available to give you faster, comfortable, invisible orthodontic treatment, no matter the complexity of your orthodontic needs. Using all the technology described above, you can opt for custom-made braces to fit the inside surface of your teeth, making your orthodontic treatment a secret between just you and your doctor. Not all orthodontists can offer this type of orthodontic option since it does require some commitment and understanding of the nuances of moving teeth when placing braces on the inside surface of your teeth. More information can be found on this great site: MyLingualBraces.com This is a sponsored article written by Astrid Tisseront, public relations coordinator for Tisseront Orthodontics. Tisseront Orthodontics specializes in orthodontics for children and adults.

The Stratysys 3D dental printer.

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Parks and Recreation Offers Something for Everyone BY JESSICA BIGGER

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eston Association (RA) manages and maintains over 1,300 acres of open space in Reston, which includes more than 800 acres of forest, 50 meadows, and four wetlands that offer beautiful vistas and provide needed habitat for wildlife. There are also four lakes, three ponds and 26 miles of streams. Over the years, RA has grown to add numerous parks and recreational amenities. “RA’s Parks and Recreation Department’s primary function is to provide programming, event and educational opportunities to benefit the members’ use and enjoyment of the facilities and lands,” said Laura Kowalski, Deputy Director for Recreation. These amenities include over 55 miles of paved pathways and nature surface trails, 15 pools, 52 tennis courts and several parks with soccer, baseball, softball fields, and basketball courts. Lake Anne Park also offers a volleyball court and a spray fountain. “Reston is a recreational intensive community,” noted Kowalski. It is likely that people move here for this very reason, as well as being attracted to its parklike setting.” Below is a detailed description of all of RA’s parks and recreational amenities.

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All of RA’s parks offer something for everyone. You will sometimes see community members get together to play baseball, softball, soccer or basketball on one of RA’s many ball fields or courts. Many sports leagues utilize these facilities for practice and games, like the Reston-Herndon Little League and Reston Soccer. For a reasonable fee members can rent out one of the many picnic pavilions for birthday, anniversary, graduation and holiday parties. During the summer, RA reserves certain picnic pavilions for their camp programs. There are numerous playgrounds for children to explore and burn off some of that energy. It’s a great place for parents to socialize and children to make new friends.

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On any given day, you can see members in the community utilizing the paved pathways and nature trails to stay in shape. Many get their daily dose of exercise by biking, running or walking on the paths. Dog owners are generally out in force throughout the day as well. For the nature lover, Walker Nature Center has multiple trails to explore. It also hosts several group hikes, like weekend birding and educational walks.

POOLS

In early spring RA opens its two heated pools, North Shore and Ridge Heights. It opens the remaining 13 pools on Memorial Day weekend. Most pools are 25 meters long, except for Lake Newport, which is an Olympic-sized 50-meterpool. Glade tends to be one of the more popular pools, which has a 20-foot water slide that even adults enjoy. For those looking for a soak, Hunters Woods, North Hills, North Shore, Lake Thoreau and Glade Pools have a hot tub. It’s not too early to be thinking about ordering your pool passes to save time and money this year. Make your annual assessment payment and order your passes by March 1, 2017, and you'll receive a 20 percent discount on 2017 Pool and Tennis passes and get free shipping. RA offers both group and private swimming lessons for all ages. Reston Swim Team Association uses RA pools for practices and swim meets. A few pools are also open for DropIn Fitness hours for those 16 and up to enjoy lap swim in the early morning and evening. There are several social events to attend throughout the summer season: Popsicle mania, ice cream socials, barbecues, movies, etc. Looking to throw a pool party? You can make a reservation and have the pool all to yourself and your guests.

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TENNIS

RA has one of the most extensive tennis programs in the Washington metropolitan area and is committed to getting more folks out on the courts. The program offers group and private lessons for all ages, and all tennis instructors are USTAcertified. RA Tennis hosts many tournaments during the spring, summer and fall seasons. There are also adult and youth leagues for those wanting to get more involved.

LAKES, GARDENS AND MORE

RA has four lakes for those interested in boating or fishing: Lake Anne, Lake Thoreau, Lake Audubon and Lake Newport. Just a reminder: fishing is catch-and-release only. Also, there are opportunities to walk around many of the lakes along RA’s pathways. In the summer residents can take boat rides on Lake Anne — rent a canoe, kayak, paddleboat, etc.

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FACILITIES, ANNUAL AND YEAR-ROUND EVENTS

Over the years, RA has acquired or built several recreational facilities, including Brown’s Chapel, RA’s Glade Room, Walker Nature Center, and its recent addition, The Lake House. Members can rent these facilities for private events. They are also used for a variety of programs, including winter and seasonal break camps, summer camps and community events. RA added two new programs last year at The Lake House: a school-aged aftercare program and several health and wellness classes like Mindful Meditation and Gentle Yoga. “We are very seasonally driven, but we have been working to add more year-round recreation and the addition of The Lake House gives us a venue to do just that,” mentioned Kowalski. RA also sponsors many community events. RA and the YMCA co-sponsor the Relay

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Triathlon and Kid’s Triathlon. RA is a major sponsor for Reston Community Center’s Multi-Cultural Festival. Plus there are several RA hosted events annually, like the Nature House 5K, Spring Festival and the Halloween House and Trick or Treat event at Walker Nature Center, a community yard sale, Bike to Work Day and more. There are also year-round programs like nature programs at Walker Nature Center, and general events for different age groups. Upcoming events and activities are listed toward the end of this issue.

PARKS AND RECREATION FUTURE OUTLOOK

As our population grows and demographics change, RA has been looking at how to better serve the community. RA recently hired George Mason University to conduct a recreational survey among its members. Based on the survey, GMU concluded that members were interested in expanding the recreational amenities, like indoor facilities including aquatics, tennis and multi-use. User groups also expressed the need to improve RA facilities

in regard to safe lighting, safer surfaces and bathrooms. Other improvements are being considered. RA is looking at what to do with the open space at Hook Road, located across from Hidden Creek Country Club. Reston Soccer Association (RSA) is seeking approval from RA to raise funds to improve the sports fields in North Point, according to a recent RA press release. More elaborate playground equipment is also being considered. RA residents have an endless list of recreational opportunities, and as RA continues to make improvements and add new amenities, there will be more to come. For further details on parks and recreation and upcoming events visit reston. org or to search for and purchase activities go to www.restonwebtrac.com. If you have ideas that you would like to share with staff please email your thoughts to comments@reston.org. Jessica Bigger is a freelance writer who lives in Reston.


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How Reston has Evolved to Meet the Needs of Today’s Community O RESTON ESTABLISHED ■■ Reston First HOA & Reston Second HOA

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ver the last 40 years there has been tremendous growth in the community association model. When the Community Association Institute (CAI) was formed in 1973, there were only 10,000 homeowners associations in the U.S. Today, there are over 375,000 and more than 65 million people living in those associations. “From a homeowner’s perspective, a well-run association gives them access to resources and amenities they wouldn’t get otherwise, and the board protects their properties. Why should homeowners care? Their home values are in play, and one of the reasons they purchased a home that is part of a community association was to have access to resources and amenities that would be an additional cost or inaccessible elsewhere,” said Tom Skiba, CAI Chief Executive Officer. As the population and demographics within these associations have changed over the years, community

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associations have had to evolve to better meet the needs of its residents. Homes built 20 years ago require more maintenance than homes built in the last five years. One of the biggest challenges for many community associations is effectively communicating to owners the importance of setting aside money for any maintenance or repairs needed to keep their home in good condition. Homes that are maintained contribute to stable and higher home values, benefiting the entire community. “The board’s responsibility becomes more and more fundamental as the community ages. Stuff wears out, roofs have to be replaced, roads need repair,” explained Skiba. When Reston was established, Robert E. Simon had a very different vision than most developers. He expanded upon the traditional community association model. Where most developers created a homeowners association to increase housing density, which resulted in a larger profit

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margin, Simon designed a community that incorporated higher-density housing that would conserve open space. The plan included adding mixeduse areas that would attract industry and businesses, and public schools that would bring families to the area. His plan also included numerous parks and recreational amenities. “Reston was an exception in some ways to the standard community association model,” said Skiba. “The developer had a real vision for what he wanted to accomplish, and it wasn’t necessarily the traditional real estate vision. Just like in the movie ‘Field of Dreams,’ the belief was that ‘If you build it they will come.’ He had a big enough budget and a big enough heart to make his plan a reality,” said Skiba.

RESTON’S HISTORY

Reston was established in 1963. As neighborhoods were being built in Reston, Simon, with the help of his legal counselors, created two homeowners associations; one

to serve North Reston and the second to serve the southern half, according to the Reston Museum website. “The principle role of the associations was to care for the land and facilities designated for community use and common ownership: i.e., open spaces, swimming pools, tennis courts, Lake Anne, etc.,” Reston Museum states on its website. “A secondary role of the associations was to enforce the covenants set forth in the Deed of Dedication, which is part of the title to each parcel of Reston land. The covenants dealt with the external appearance of property and empowered an Architectural Review Board to approve plans for all nondeveloper construction.” In 1970, the two homeowners associations merged to become one, The Reston Home Owners Association (RHOA). During the same year, Gulf Reston donated $600,000 worth of recreational facilities, walkways, bridges, parks, seven swimming pools, 18 tennis


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courts, a riding stable and 280 acres of lakes and open space. Shortly after the associations merged, residents voted to elect five representatives for Reston’s town council, to represent the first two established town villages, Lake Anne and Hunters Woods. In 1987, RHOA changed its name to Reston Association.

HOW RA HAS EVOLVED AND THE CHALLENGES IT FACES TODAY

So how has RA changed over the years and what are the challenges the board faces today and in the future? Initially Reston attracted a large number of commuters. As time went on, more businesses

BECAUSE OF ITS SIZE AND SCALE, RESTON HAS BECOME AN ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL FORCE IN THE REGION. moved to Reston, creating numerous jobs for residents. These businesses also brought new residents to Reston. One of the biggest challenges, Skiba mentioned, is how Reston can evolve to offer amenities that reflect a changing population. Many residents who raised their kids in Reston are now empty nesters. Their kids who used the tot lots and parks have moved away. There are a larger number of retirement-age folks

living in the community now. So each group has different needs. Another challenge RA faces is creating additional amenities and services to attract a new generation of young families to Reston. So how does the board assess the changing needs of the community? “By being transparent and flexible. Because of its size and scale, Reston has become an economic and political force in the region. Not something most smaller community associations find themselves in,” explained Skiba. Reston needs to have open communication with all its residents to assess the needs of each group. RA will have to continue to assess how all this new

development, which includes a substantial increase of higherdensity housing inside and outside of its boundaries, will impact traffic patterns and the economic landscape in Reston. RA board members will need to continue to assess the needs of all residents in regard to what services and amenities RA will provide. As Reston continues to grow and the needs of the populations change, RA will have to continuously assess what services and amenities it offers all residents today and in the future. Jessica Bigger is a freelance writer who lives in Reston.

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New Executive Director at The Reston Museum T BY SHELLEY S. MASTRAN

he Reston Historic Trust and Museum is pleased to announce the hiring of its first full-time Executive Director: Elizabeth (Beth) Didiano. Beth comes to us from Pittsburgh, where she was development manager at the Senator John Heinz History Center, an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution. At the Heinz History Center, Beth was responsible for grant writing, commemorative items, individual giving and donor research, as well as assisting with fundraising events and membership development. Prior to that, Beth was the Executive Director of the Greenbrier Historical Society and North House Museum in Lewisburg, West Virginia. The Greenbrier Historical Society is a multi-county nonprofit organization that preserves and celebrates the history of the Greenbrier Valley. As Executive Director, Beth was engaged in all aspects of running a historical society and house museum — from educational programs and tours, to marketing and fundraising, to preservation and construction projects. Beth has a BA and MA in

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BETH’S BROAD RANGE OF MUSEUM, HISTORY, AND ORGANIZATIONAL EXPERIENCE WILL CONTRIBUTE MUCH TO BUILDING THE RESTON HISTORIC TRUST OVER THE COMING YEARS.

History with a concentration in Public History; her Masters is from West Virginia University in Morgantown. She was a Summer Fellow in the West Virginia State Historic Preservation Office and interned at the Eisenhower National Historic Site in Gettysburg. Beth’s broad range of museum, history, and organizational experience will contribute much to building the Reston Historic Trust over the coming years. Our organization’s mission is to preserve the past, inform the present, and influence the future of Reston through its educational programs. The Trust offers a series of history lectures, conducts educational programs in the

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schools, maintains a collection of materials on Reston’s history, sponsors Founder’s Day every April, and operates the Reston Museum at Lake Anne Village Center. We are hoping to broaden the base of our membership, increase our Endowment Fund, and become more engaged in Reston’s many community activities. Beth will play a critical role in leading these endeavors. Please welcome Beth to Reston. We are sure she will fall in love with our community.

Please check out our website: www.restonmuseum.org. Shelley S. Mastran is Chair of the Board of the Reston Historic Trust.


CALL FOR CANDIDATES Consider Running for a Seat on the Reston Association 2017 Board of Directors Openings for: ƒƒ At-Large Director (one seat; 3-year term) ƒƒ Hunters Woods/Dogwood District Director (one seat; 3-year term) ƒƒ North Point District Director (one seat; 2-year remainder of 3-year term) ƒƒ Apartment Owners’ Representative (one seat; 3-year term) If you are interested in helping to shape Reston's future, consider serving your community through membership on the Reston Association Board of Directors. 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. Important Deadline: Candidacy forms must be filed by Friday, Jan. 27, 2017 at 5 p.m. EST.

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Making a Dif ference in One Student at a Time

Joining Forces with South Lakes High School for 24 Years BY MARK INGRAO

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ovember, for some, brings thoughts of Thanksgiving and fall leaves. For me, November is a time that the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce joins forces with many community businesses to spend a day with the seniors at South Lakes High School. For 24 years, the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce (GRCC) has joined forces with South Lakes High School to host our annual Ethics Day event, one of my favorite days as the Chamber President. On November 22, 2016, we had more than 100 business and community volunteers serve as table leaders, actors and room facilitators to the entire senior class. Each year over 550 students travel off-site to the Reston Sheraton, spending an entire day working through four ethical dilemmas and learning how decision making will affect their adult lives. One of our key collaborators in developing and executing this day is Cate Fulkerson and her team at the Reston Association. Cate has been instrumental in not only leading a room during the day but assisting the Chamber in keeping the scenarios fresh and relevant. RA along with our other major community partners and sponsors, such as The Reston Community Center, Google, Brennan & Waite and Northwest Federal Credit

WHEN I WATCH THE STUDENTS DISCUSS AND WORK THROUGH THE ETHICAL CHALLENGES, I AM THANKFUL THAT THE RESTON CHAMBER IS PLAYING A POSITIVE AND PIVOTAL ROLE IN THE GROWTH OF THEIR CHARACTER. Union provide the human and financial resources to deliver and quality and meaningful program to the students at South Lake High School. When I watch the students discuss and work through the ethical challenges, I am thankful that the Reston Chamber is playing a positive and pivotal role in the growth of their character. The students are met by volunteers and given a series of real-life scenarios where they collectively and individually reach tough decisions on topics including personal relationships and accountability, medical emergencies, texting and driving, public safety, substance abuse and cyber bullying. This year we introduced a new room sponsored by Leidos called “Unconscious

Bias Room.”The intent of the scenarios presented in this this room is to challenge the students to think about how unconscious biases influence workplace interactions and the "filters" they can use to reframe their thinking through a more diverse and inclusive lens. The other three rooms offer proven ethical challenges. The “Organ Donation Room” sponsored by Northwest Federal Credit Union, provides the students with five choices of potential recipients for one organ and how their values and bias play a role in their deciding who receives the transplant. In the “Court Room”, sponsored by Google, the students serve as the jury where they must reach a unanimous verdict in a very difficult drunk driving incident resulting in a charge of involuntary manslaughter of a fellow student. The last of the scenarios is the “Cash Video Room”, sponsored by Brennan & Waite, where the students must define the fine line between obligation and requirement to do a good deed/ be a good citizen. Kim Brophy Retzer, Principal of South Lakes High School states,“Ethics Day is a great opportunity for our seniors to be exposed to four scenarios where they are challenged to think through and articulate their opinions on real-world ethical situations. The

opportunity for our students to interact with many area business leaders in a professional setting is valuable. We are grateful to the Reston Chamber of Commerce and all the business sponsors who make this day happen every year.” Ethics Day is a program that was initiated by one of Reston's key business leaders, Charles A. Veatch, in 1992. Mr. Veatch saw an opportunity to bring the business community together with Reston's youth to consider the importance of integrity in action. He approached the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce (GRCC) to produce the program. This program has become a model for similar days across Fairfax County and the region. I am proud to lead the first Chamber in the Northern Virginia area to develop a program that engages our future leaders and gives our members a chance to give back to our student community. This ethical discourse challenges our youth and encourages our volunteers. We look forward to this continued partnership that brings the business and community together. Mark Ingrao has been the President of the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce for seven years. He is an active community steward who is passion is assisting in the growth of local businesses.

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eople are attracted to Reston because of its park-like setting and numerous recreational amenities. It is a huge undertaking to keep Reston’s 1,350 miles of open space in pristine condition. This includes maintaining all four lakes, three ponds, 20 miles of streams, four wetlands, 50 meadows, five garden plots and 700 acres of forest. And it doesn’t end there. There are 55 miles of paved pathways and nature surface trails, parks with ball fields, tennis and basketball courts, picnic pavilions, playground equipment, community buildings and 15 pools to care for.

RESTON ASSOCIATION’S (RA) CENTRAL SERVICES FACILITY (CSF) IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE UPKEEP AND MAINTENANCE OF RA’S OPEN SPACE, AND IT REQUIRES AN ARMY OF FULL-TIME STAFF MEMBERS TO KEEP RESTON LOOKING ITS BEST.

Every year, RA board members, with guidance from CSF, assess all the maintenance needs for the upcoming fiscal year. Not only do they include the standard maintenance projects, like snow removal from all the pathways, hazardous tree removal, garbage pick-up, mowing and general upkeep of all the parks, ball fields and playgrounds, but they also set aside money to do some larger projects. “We have to prioritize the most needed projects for the upcoming year, especially since we have aging buildings to maintain and repair,” explained Mike McNamara, Deputy Director of Maintenance. The work CSF does is endless. The pathways alone

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IN THE WINTER, STAFF REMOVES SNOW FROM THE PATHWAYS SO MEMBERS CAN CONTINUE TO USE THEM YEAR-ROUND. require a tremendous effort. Each year CSF removes any hazardous or damaged trees surrounding the pathways and works to eliminate invasive plants and trees. In the winter, staff removes snow from the pathways so members can continue to use them year-round. There are a few larger projects CSF commits to on a yearly basis. The paved pathways and several footbridges are in constant need of repair. CSF staff resurfaces over ten miles of pathway and repairs two to three bridges during the spring and summer season each year. It doesn’t end there. RA maintains all four lakes, which

includes dredging to remove sediment and debris. Even all five garden plots need to be kept up. And if any of RA’s community buildings or other facilities need repair, like picnic pavilions and bathrooms, CSF will prioritize and make the needed repairs. CSF’s Construction Department is responsible for taking care of all the signs on the pathways and parks, community buildings and any recreational equipment: basketball hoops, water fountains, playground equipment, etc. The Grounds Department is responsible for all the landscaping and mowing around the pools, ball courts

and fields, and the grass between VDOT roadways. “We plant and maintain over 600 landscaped beds,” noted McNamara. A contractor mows the grass between streets and roadways three times a year. However, the Grounds Department mows those areas 16 to 18 times a year. If you haven’t noticed already, trash overflow is kept to a minimum. There are 300 trash cans that CSF must empty on a regular basis. Trash cans are constantly full, so staff must visit all 300 trash cans to pick up trash anywhere from two to three times a week. During the winter season, CSF staff only needs to pick up trash about once a week.

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“TRASH IS ONE OF OUR BIGGEST ISSUES, SPECIFICALLY IN THE HUNTERS WOODS AREA WHERE PEOPLE LEAVE A LOT OF TRASH IN THE PARKS AND SURROUNDING WOODS. WE ALSO SEE A LOT OF TRASH AROUND NORTH SHORE DRIVE, WHICH IS A CHALLENGE IN ITSELF, SINCE THE PARKED CARS MAKE IT DIFFICULT TO REMOVE IT ALL,” SAID MCNAMARA.

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There are over 100 different types of equipment used to keep RA’s grounds neat and tidy, including snow blowers, snowplows, tractors, lawnmowers, etc. This equipment needs to be maintained, so CSF has its own mechanics and restoration staff to make sure all equipment is running properly. There are 33 full-time employees solely dedicated to servicing all of RA’s equipment. In addition to all the maintenance CSF is responsible for, it also offers residents a space to park their boats and trailers for a fee. For more information on renting space, call RA’s main number at 703-435-6530.

UPCOMING IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS

There are numerous projects on RA’s to-do list. CSF is

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looking to upgrade the facilities at Hook Road and Browns Chapel. The Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee is looking into both of these potential projects. Several trail markers need to be replaced on the pink and blue trails. This summer CSF will be replacing posts and signs on the pink trail and will work on the blue trail the following summer. There will be new bike racks installed at many of RA’s facilities. RA will supply some bike racks, and sponsors, like Initiative for Public Art (IPAR), will supply the rest. Homeowners that own homes on RA covenanted land benefit from the numerous amenities that may be too expensive for other residents to enjoy. It’s not just about all the park and recreational benefits that come with being an RA member, but the community

effort to keep Reston an attractive place to “live, work and play.” Jessica Bigger is a freelance writer who lives in Reston.


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Capitol Steps Fundraiser BY KERRIE WILSON

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hree decades ago, an alliance of community and business leaders that included Embry Rucker, an Episcopal priest and Janet Howell, an engaged citizen who now serves as a senior member of the Virginia Senate — went to the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors with an unusual request:

“WE WANT A HOMELESS SHELTER. AND WE WANT IT IN RESTON.”

Concerned by the growing number of “hidden” homeless living in the woods and side streets — faith communities were the first responders, offering the hospitality of a hot meal and a cot until it became evident that growing numbers required a permanent response that would still benefit from the community goodwill. Built in 1987 by Fairfax County and operated by Cornerstones since that day, the Embry Rucker Community Shelter is a small nondescript brown building within the footprint of Reston’s town center that is also home to corporate headquarters, quality restaurants and shopping. In keeping with the community’s vision, the shelter’s neighbors include townhomes and

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apartments with enviable skyline views, as well as public housing designed to bridge families from homelessness. Services including a regional medical center, as well as the amenities of public parks, art, trails and transit, make Reston attractive for all its residents. That the “neighborhood” has grown and still fits together as intended is a testament to Reston founder Robert E. Simon’s original principles for an inclusive and thriving community. Clearly, our community has changed in many ways. Reston is now home to some 60,000 residents, and 40,000 employees commute in and out of Reston everyday — and that number is expected to grow. The Apartment Guide lists the average price for a studio apartment in Reston at $1800 per month — well out of range for many seniors, or high school or recent college graduates – let alone those who are homeless or who struggle to support their families working low- and middle-wage jobs that are vital to our local economy. Since 1987, nearly 15,000 men, women and children have sought respite at the Embry Rucker Shelter. Every night we house single men and women, families and medically fragile individuals discharged from hospitals or nursing homes with nowhere to recover. Every day, people still living

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on the streets drop in for a hot meal, shower, services, or to connect with someone who understands their pain. While that original act of community goodwill in building the shelter is still at the heart of our mission, Cornerstones has helped our community understand that the real need is housing. Cornerstones owns 105 homes and with other partners, 70 percent of shelter residents find housing — so that children can sleep in their own beds and chronically homeless individuals can come out of the woods for good. Due to a troubled economy and deep cuts in government programs that Cornerstones has leveraged to identify housing options, as well as the tight local rental market and inadequate supply of affordable homes — we find ourselves at a crossroads. After over 50 years, Reston is growing and changing at a previously unseen rate and planned redevelopment and growth around Reston Town Center and throughout the Dulles corridor will test our community’s character and commitment to a way of living that has served it well. We are feeling the pressure to balance growth and desire for economic success, while sustaining the affordable housing, amenities and community-oriented feel that was central to our

beginnings here in Reston. Cornerstones knows that balance is possible. For nearly 47 years, we have worked in this community with committed volunteers and partners from all sectors who see the value in empowering those in crisis with concrete resources that give them control and hope. In January, supporters of Cornerstones will fill the ballroom of the Hyatt Regency Reston for a night of political satire and fun with The Capitol Steps. Given the major political shifts we have seen and the expected policy changes that have been part of the national debate, we know that there are those in our community who are uncertain and even fearful. What the Capitol Steps ensemble will bring home for our community, and what we’ve always known, is that while national issues and policies certainly effect all of us, it is what happens here at home that matters. The blueprint is in our hands. Kerrie Wilson is CEO of Cornerstones, a community-based, nonprofit human service agency in Northern Virginia that provides support and advocacy for people in need of food, shelter, affordable housing, quality childcare and other human services.


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Capitol Steps Benefit Performance

Presenting Sponsor

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Join us for a n evening of laughter while supporting Cornerstones’ mission to

Foundation Sponsor

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Dev Technology Group Fidelity Investments Liz Gavin Pao & Terry Pao St. Anne’s Episcopal Church

The Capitol Steps Benefit Performance supports Cornerstones’ mission to provide affordable housing, emergency shelter, food, financial assistance, childcare and other essential resources to individuals and families in need.

Event Chairs Margaret Gupta Liz Gavin Pao

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Visual Treat from League of Reston Artists F BY JIM SCHLETT

PHOTOS PROVIDED BY LEAGUE OF RESTON ARTISTS

or almost 50 years, the League of Reston Artists (LRA), with approximately 140 members, has been heavily involved with not only encouraging but showcasing locally created paintings and photographs to Reston and the surrounding communities through numerous exhibition venues such as the JoAnne Rose Gallery at Lake Anne Community Center and the Gallery at the U.S. Geological Survey. LRA is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) volunteerrun organization with the advantage of not having all of the expenses associated with managing a permanent gallery. The membership of LRA is made up of a diverse and multitalented group of painters and photographers. Over the past year, LRA, an action oriented enterprise, has expanded the scope of its venues by having the Art in Public Places (AIPP) transferred from the Herndon Arts Council. AIPP was started back in 1971 by a local artist and Reston Art Gallery

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& Studios founder Ms. Pat Macintyre. Over the years, the scope of the program expanded and now totals 18 commercial and government buildings. This type of program is thriving nationwide as many communities now encourage and sometimes require such artwork from builders, real estate management firms and developers for new facilities. With the existing number of venues, plus the AIPP sites, there are no other art organizations in the Washington D.C. area that offer its members so many opportunities to display their art to the public. In 2017, eight group exhibitions and approximately 72 solo shows are planned. Outstanding examples of members' work are included in this feature. When LRA took over the program in late 2015, they made every effort to continue the same approach and process that Pat Macintyre had developed. LRA offers this service at no cost to real estate management firms, developers and government offices. Once

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the discussions are finalized, interested LRA members then select their pieces and exhibit at solo shows at each site for a three-month period. The venues accommodate as few as five art pieces to as many as 30. Since new work is installed every few months, viewers get to see a wide range of subjects and topics that engage the tenants and visitors to the buildings. The program is designed to present the community with a variety of quality artwork, styles, and themes, and thereby generates sales and contacts for the artists. It also creates unique partnerships between artists, the community, business and government, and provides the exposure to new audiences for the artists. As an example, in Reston, art is exhibited in the Verity Offices, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty at Metro Center, Executive Offices on Alexander Bell Drive, and Fairfax Government Offices, as well as the recent addition of the Reston Library. Those efforts result

CABIN JOHN TRIBUTARY II BY GUERNICA


MT MCKINLEYRANGE BY LEO DEEGE

BOATING ON LAKE ANN BY CAROL DUMAINE

ROGUE WAVE BY REGINA PETRECCA

FENCES & FIELDS AT GETTYSBURG BY JIM SCHLETT

in comments such as this, “Through the Art in Public Places program, staff and visitors view a fascinating variety of work from local artists. Because shows change ...we are greeted with a new visual treat on a quarterly basis. With the diversity of imagination and personal taste, it is amazing the conversations that each show generates. Public art is an important value in our community, and I am so pleased to bring

together talented artists and local residents for a brief aesthetic break in our workday. It enriches us all.” — Fairfax County Board of Supervisor Catherine M. Hudgins, Fairfax Government Offices LRA has had a great relationship with real estate firms that manage the buildings, and they provide positive comments from tenants about the art. Jim Schlett, the President of LRA said, “It is a true win-win for the artists, the

residents, tenants and visitors at each of the buildings. It provides an opportunity for the real estate management firms to do much more than just say they support the arts. Being part of this program shows their commitment and, as a bonus, they get a professional art gallery for free.” LRA intends to expand this successful program. If you are interested in participating in this program, either as an artist or someone with the need

for artwork in your office or building, feel free to contact Jim Schlett at president.lra@gmail. com. For additional general information, please check out the LRA web site at www. leagueofrestonartists.org. Jim Schlett, photographer and President of the League of Reston Artists (LRA), has been sharpening his craft since his parents gave him a camera back in grammar school.

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A Beautiful Friendship

Reston Association is One of Public Art Reston’s Prime Community Partners BY JANET REMS

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PHOTOS COURTESY OF PUBLIC ART RESTON

rom its very beginnings, Public Art Reston has actively worked with partners to accomplish its mission of creating a new generation of public artworks in Reston. It has been composed from birth of an amalgam of civic leaders who represent Reston's key community organizations, and one of those prime partners has been the Reston Association (RA). For Anne Delaney, executive director of Public Art Reston, the ongoing relationship with RA has proven to be a no-brainer for many practical reasons, and it has reaped a host of beneficial outcomes for Reston, which was founded on the principal that arts and beauty of all kinds, including art in public places, should be an integral part of the community’s cultural life. Reflecting back on the roots of this productive partnership, Delaney noted that many of the public art locations identified in Reston’s Public Art Master Plan, adopted in December 2008, are owned by RA. Because of that, public art projects recommended by Public Art Reston must also be approved by RA’s Design Review Board (DRB). In addition, common goals have resulted in the development of a close working relationship between

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PHOTO BY DAVID MADISON PHOTO BY DAVID MADISON PHOTO BY SEAN BAHRAMI

For Anne Delaney, executive director of Public Art Reston, the ongoing relationship with RA has proven to be a no-brainer for many practical reasons, and it has reaped a host of beneficial outcomes for Reston, which was founded on the principal that arts and beauty of all kinds, including art in public places, should be an integral part of the community’s cultural life.

“RESTON ASSOCIATION EXEMPLIFIES COMMUNITY SPIRIT, AND WE ARE GRATEFUL THAT, THROUGH SHARED INTERESTS AND GOALS, IT IS COMMITTED TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE ONGOING DEVELOPMENT OF PUBLIC ART IN RESTON.”

– Anne Delaney Executive Director, Public Art Reston

Public Art Reston and RA staff. Besides being represented on the Public Art Reston committees that select projects for its properties, RA continues to be involved, Delaney said, in other important nuts-andbolts ways. For example, RA crews have worked together with artists and other project participants in preparing and then maintaining public art sites owned by RA, as well as helping with the installation of these works. RA has sometimes provided needed equipment and expertise, too. As a key source of information for residents, RA’s Reston magazine frequently publishes articles about Reston’s various public art projects, and RA’s current map of Reston includes the locations of the community’s existing public art inventory, so

far numbering more than 40. Public Art Reston’s first completed project in Reston in 2010, the mosaic decorating the Glade Drive underpass, “Emerge,” was done in close partnership with RA, which owns the site, along with the Reston Community Center and Hunters Woods Elementary School for the Arts & Science. RA was represented on the Art Selection Committee that chose internationally known mosaic artist Valerie Theberge, and the project had to pass muster with the DRB. In addition, RA provided workers to prep the site and is the official owner of the artwork. When the Dogwood Pool reopened in May 11, 2013, after a complete, almost three-year renovation, pool-goers were greeted with a greatly improved and much more aesthetically

beautiful recreational facility. One of its exceptional features was a mosaic-clad, interactive fountain, a commissioned public art work created via another fruitful partnership between RA and Public Art Reston. The Fountain, also created by Theberge, is a joyful embodiment of a Public Art Reston objective. Its Public Art Master Plan states: “Reston’s parks and recreation facilities are some of the community’s most treasured places, for which members of the community feel a strong connection and ownership. … Artists can play a role in enhancing these important community assets — existing, proposed, imagined — strengthening the way they impact Reston’s visual identity and writing new chapters in

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the legacy of Reston’s ‘hidden treasures.’ ” Larry Butler, RA’s senior director of Parks, Recreation and Community Resources, was a key member of the RA team that worked with Public Art Reston. At the time, he happily reflected, “It all kind of gelled. The pool, fountain, pavilion, they all work beautifully together.” He also noted that Laura Kowalski, RA’s deputy director for recreation, was one of the fountain’s earliest and strongest proponents. A fruitful partnership between RA and Public Art Reston also is the hallmark of the annual Lake Thoreau public art project, which for the past three summers has placed student-conceived and constructed temporary sculptures atop the lake’s drably utilitarian concrete spillway. These temporary artworks can be viewed from summer to early fall from the pathway located between South Lakes Village Center and Ridge Heights Road. The first, created and installed in May 2014, was

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LEARN MORE

Public Art Reston is a group of civic leaders who represent Reston's key community organizations. It seeks to inspire an ongoing commitment to public art and create a new generation of artworks in Reston. It imagines public art throughout Reston that inspires the community and engages the mind and senses. In 2008, IPAR adopted a Master Plan that outlines a vision for public art in Reston, key opportunities for new projects, and an action plan for success. Public Art Reston is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt, notfor-profit organization. Visit www.publicartreston.org or call 703-880-1177 to find out more or to get involved.

a colorful pyramid-shaped sculpture. The 2015 installation was a kinetic, double helixshaped installation. This past summer’s house-like sculpture, titled “Simon,” was inspired by Reston founder Robert E. Simon’s “Seven Principles of Community,” which proposed that beauty, both structural and natural, is a necessity of a good life and should be fostered in the Reston community. The Lake Thoreau STEAM Team projects participants included South Lakes High School students, Public Art Reston, RA and benefactor and Lake Thoreau resident James Pan, along with the Lake Thoreau Entertainment Association. South Lakes art teacher and working artist, Marco Rando, guided the students through each project’s complex phases, including a demanding bureaucratic process required by RA’s DRB. “It was not only an art lesson, but a civics lesson, too,” said Butler during the first Lake Thoreau project. Deeply involved in all three, he further emphasized, during

the creation of the second Lake Thoreau sculpture, how much the crew from RA always enjoys contributing. In addition to the DRB, the students needed the approval of Public Art Reston’s Public Art Committee, which put them through the same process that professionals go through when responding to a “call-for artists.” Rando declared at the time, “It was a great learning experience, and while most student achievement is measured by standardized tests, there was nothing standardized about this project.” RA also was a key collaborator in the diverse hands-on tasks required to create artist Patrick Dougherty’s popular, site specific sculptural installation, “A Bird in the Hand,” in Reston Town Center’s Town Square Park. Among RA’s contributions to the installation, which was produced as a partnership between Public Art Reston and the Greater Reston Arts Center, were: providing temporary storage of the willow and other tree saplings

from which the sculpture is constructed; providing trucks and other equipment needed to gather and transport the saplings from various sites, as well as staff and volunteers, and the clearing out of unused materials at the end of construction. Moreover, RA staff provided other guidance, like what rental equipment would be needed for construction, and it provided a genie lift for the filming of a short documentary film about the installation. “Reston Association exemplifies community spirit,” Delaney enthused, “and we are grateful that, through shared interests and goals, it is committed to contribute to the ongoing development of public art in Reston.” Janet Rems is chairman of Public Art-Reston’s Communications Committee. The former editor of The Reston Times, she regularly freelances for The Fairfax County Times, writing primarily about the arts.

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Have You Seen Volcano Mulch? T BY PATRICIA GREENBERG

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SAD TREE

HAPPY TREE

PHOTO BY PATRICIA GREENBERG

rees shed their leaves, needles and branches and create a natural protective layer over the soil at the base of their trunk. This material helps conserve soil moisture, provide food to the tree roots and helps in the regeneration of the forest floor. In your landscape beds mulching will replicate these benefits, allowing you to water less often; keep down weeds; reduce erosion; keep plant roots cool; provide winter protection; and make your yard more attractive. But have you seen a mulch volcano? This is when the mulch is piled up around the trunk of the tree in the shape of a grand volcano. One might think they are helping the plant grow better with this mound but in fact, the volcano mulch threatens the health of the tree. The mulch may hold moisture against the trunk of the tree, increasing the chance of the bark rotting or sending out roots into this new mulch layer where the tree has no grasp and hold and with a strong wind may then fall over. When Reston Association staff plant trees in the RA open space, we spread mulch around the base of the tree, leaving about an inch of space between the trunk of the plant and the mulch. We make a donut shape of mulch. We want to see the root flair of a tree. What is a root flare? Think of the hippy bell-bottom flared pants. Where the roots start to form, the base of the trunk starts to slightly span outwards

as it goes under ground. By leaving breathing room between the trunk and the mulch, we prevent damaging the young tree or shrub as the mulch may become acidic as it breaks down. Our mulch donuts increase the chances that our plants will survive and be healthy. Source: Virginia Cooperative Extension Patricia recently acquired her Masters of Science from George Mason University, is a Reston resident, mother of three-year-old Mateyo and the RA Environmental Resource Supervisor.

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For trees and shrubs, spread mulch evenly to a depth of 2 to 3 inches. For trees and shrubs in a lawn, mulch a wide ring (extending from 3 to 6 feet out from the trunk) around each plant. Never pile mulch against tree trunks. Pull mulch back away from the trunk about an inch or so. As organic mulches decompose, they may need to be replenished somewhat every year. Don’t let mulch build up to depths greater than about 4 inches

Remember to switch your volcano mulch to a donut mulch and you’ll have happier trees.


RA MEMBERS Don’t Forget to Vote in the 2017 Board of Director Elections

All renters and owners of Reston property are eligible to vote! If you would like to receive your ballot electronically, saving the association in paper and postage, please email electronicballot@reston.org with your name, property address, ownership status (owner or renter), and preferred email address for receiving the ballot by January 27, 2017 at 5 p.m. EST. Ballots will be mailed/emailed Monday, Mar. 6, 2017 to all Reston Association property addresses and are due back by Monday, April 3, 2017 at 5 p.m. EDT. Email questions to electionscommittee@reston.org or call 703-435-6570.

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Register Now for Your WebTrac™ Account

MEMBER SERVICES \ NEW TO RESTON \ QUESTIONS

WebTrac™ is RA’s New Online Registration System Use WebTrac™ to:

nn Register online for these programs: After-School, Aquatics, Camps, Health & Wellness, Nature and Tennis nn Purchase Pool & Tennis passes online — no more waiting in line nn Sign up for events nn Reserve picnic pavilions, pools and community buildings for celebrations, meetings and special events

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Plan ahead and setup your WebTrac™ account now! These popular registration dates are coming soon.*

2017 Pool & Tennis Passes On Sale Now Tennis Programs On Sale Now Camps Jan. 30, 2017 *Allow up to two business days for your WebTrac™ account to be activated. To register for an activity, enter the Activity # found in the Reston Magazine or use the Activity Search function.


Be Ready for 2017 Registrations Create Your Account Now Play more! Wait less!

To create your new WebTrac™ account: 1. Go to www.reston.org and click on the link to WebTrac™, RA’s online registration system. 2. Under Member Login, click the link next to “Need an Account.” 3. Create a username and password. Feel free to use the same login credentials as your www.reston.org account. 4. Enter your contact information in the “Household Primary Person Information” section. 5. Under “Household Questions,” select your household status from the dropdown menu (Owner or Renter).

6. If you have additional household members you would like to add, select the “Add New Member” button to enter their information. Repeat this step for each household member. 7. After completing your registration and clicking “Save,” allow up to two business days for your WebTrac™ account to be activated. For questions or assistance, contact Member Services at member_services@ reston.org or 703-435-6530.

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MEMBER SERVICES \ NEW TO RESTON \ QUESTIONS WELCOME TO RESTON

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

UPDATING YOUR WWW.RESTON.ORG ACCOUNT

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

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS Does the association offer tennis lessons? Yes. RA is fortunate to have a great team of instructors who are dedicated to the sport. We offer group and individual tennis lessons in the spring, summer, and early fall months for all ages starting as young as 3 years old. Flip to the tennis section of this magazine for more details. Whom do I talk to about snow removal? RA removes snow from pathways and sidewalks owned by RA; however, sidewalks along state roads are owned by the state. For information about pathway plowing, contact RA’s Central Services Facility at 703-437-7658. State roads are maintained by the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT). For information on plowing or to report roads that have been missed, call the helpline at 1-800-FORROAD (800-367-7623). I’m thinking of making some changes to my home. How can I find out about local contractors and what changes are permitted. Come to the Reston Expo on Saturday, May 17 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Meet with contractors (landscapers, roofers, interior designers, arborists and more). RA Covenants Advisors will be on hand to offer advice on improving your home, garden, and more. Enjoy food and music as you explore this free event. For more information, contact Member Services.

I need community service hours for school. Does RA offer any volunteer opportunities? Yes. You may be able to complete up to eight hours of community service by working one of our special events, such as festivals, Habitat Heroes, and watershed cleanups. To volunteer or learn more about how you can get involved, contact Ha Brock at habrock@reston.org or by phone at 703-435-7986. Also, see the Get Involved section in this magazine for upcoming opportunities. How much do pool and tennis passes cost for RA members and when do they go on sale? Passes area available to purchase now. For a detailed list of membership options see pages 96-97. When do the first pools open? The first two pools (North Shore and Ridge Heights) are scheduled to open on Saturday, May 13. The remaining 13 pools are scheduled to open on Saturday, May 27 just in time for Memorial Day weekend. For a pool schedule, please go to our website’s Aquatics page. Are nature programs offered through Reston Association? Yes. RA offers a year-round variety of nature programs for all ages. The Walker Nature Center also hosts a number of special events, including a spring festival and evening campfire programs. More details can be found in the Nature section beginning on page 86.

What kinds of events does RA offer for its 55+ members? We offer monthly movies for seniors, CPR classes, jigsaw puzzle events, an appraisal roadshow, trips to local places of interests and more. Email Ashleigh@reston.org to be notified about upcoming events via email. Check out the Special Events section beginning on page 98. Does RA rent facilities for weddings or parties? Our newest facility, the Lake House, sponsored by Comstock, is a beautiful setting for weddings and parties and has been frequently rented for baby and bridal showers, engagement parties, corporate parties and fundraisers. Contact the Reservations team to check on availability and rates. The Walker Nature Center also has space available for rent. For details, call 703-476-9689 or email naturecenter@reston.org (for more details see page 81. Is it too early to reserve a picnic pavilion for an outdoor family gathering? No, it’s not too early. RA offers six picnic pavilions for private parties, weddings, group and corporate gatherings, and family events (go to page 78). The Walker Nature Center also offers a picnic pavilion and a campfire ring for outdoor gatherings (page 81).

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

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

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


2017 WORKSHOPS FOR RA MEMBERS MONTH JANUARY

FEBRUARY

DATE 1/23/2017

TIME 6:00 PM

TOPIC What’s Trending in the Marketplace?

NOTE The latest and greatest in home products A guide for project renovations and solutions for aging in place. How to plan your project and manage your finances

2/22/2017

6:30 PM

APRIL

4/13/2017

6:30 PM

Updating Cluster Standards

APRIL

4/27/2017

11:30 AM

Realtors’ Luncheon

MAY

5/18/2017

6:30 PM

Meet Your DRB and Covenants Committee

How can the DRB and Covenants Committee assist you?

JUNE

6/15/2017

7:00 PM

2017 Legislative Updates

Legislative updates provided by RA Legal Counsel

SEPTEMBER

9/27/17

6:30 PM

Tree Management

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

OCTOBER

10/19/17

6:30 PM

Community Safety

Personal safety, fire prevention and home security during the holidays

NOVEMBER

11/9/2017

6:00 PM

Cluster Board Management

Best Practices for Cluster Board Management

Project Planning

MARCH

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

DECEMBER

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

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AQUATICS & SAFETY GROUP SWIM LESSONS

GROUP SWIM LESSON LEVEL DESCRIPTIONS

Group Lesson Registration: May 9, 8:30 am (RA Member) May 11, 8:30 am (Non-member) Group Lesson Fee: $70 $85 'And Me' Lesson Fee (per four lessons): $35 $42.50 Register online with your WebTrac account or in person at our Member Services desk, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive. Please review the level descriptions on the opposite page and begin searching for classes after April 3. ƒƒ Participants must be the required age by the first day of class. ƒƒ 'Baby and Me' and 'Toddler and Me' classes are available in four lesson increments – student may attend any 4 dates within the 2-week session. ƒƒ Students may need to repeat the last level taken in the previous summer. ƒƒ Please plan ahead and have alternate choices in mind as availability is limited. ƒƒ If unsure what level to select please join us on Saturday, May 6 for Water Safety Day at Ridge heights pool from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. ƒƒ Group swim lessons are non-refundable except for documented medical reasons or family emergency – 10% processing fee applies. ƒƒ Any class canceled by Reston Association will result in a full refund or opportunity to transfer to another class that meets your needs. ƒƒ All group lessons are 35 minutes in length, except Youth Swimming 4-6, which are 40 minutes.

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Baby and Me

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

TWO-WEEK SESSIONS June 5-16 June 26-July 7 (7/4 makeup class held 6/30) July 10-21 July 24-Aug. 4 Aug. 8-19

FOUR-WEEK SESSIONS June 26-July 21 July 24-Aug. 19

Register on WebTrac

Step 1: Be sure to create your household account and add all family members before the registration period in May. Step 2: Visit www.restonwebtrac. com and login to your account Step 3: Select the ‘Aquatics & Safety’ category Step 4: Using the Advanced search Criteria you can select your student’s age and your desired facility to see what’s available.

Toddler and Me

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

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

HEALTH AND WELLNESS

Training for a triathlon? Want to take your aerobics moves to the water? A full schedule of our Health and Wellness offerings will be available in the next quarter of Reston magazine and available for WebTrac registration in April.

Unlimited Fitness Pass

Allows holder to attend as many Water Aerobics or Aqua-Fitness classes as desired. Unlimited Fitness passes are on sale now. $150 ($75 for 55+) $225 ($180 for 55+)

Single Class

Class participants without an Unlimited Fitness pass can still pay a dropin fee in cash at each class. $10 ($5 for 55+) $15 ($12 for 55+)

RA MEMBERS AND

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

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Youth Swimming 1

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

Youth Swimming 2

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

Youth Swimming 3

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

Youth Swimming 4

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

Youth Swimming 5

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

Youth Swimming 6

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

PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS

Would you prefer more Personalized instruction? RA offers private and semiprivate swim lessons throughout the summer. Private lessons provide a one-on-one learning environment between student and instructor while semiprivate lessons accommodate two students with one instructor. All ages and skills levels are welcome. Classes are provided in four 40-minute sessions, scheduled at the convenience of the participant and instructor. All Reston Association Pool Managers and Assistant Managers are certified swim instructors and can provide customized, individual instruction. Feel free to ask the management at your local pool if he or she is willing to be your instructor. If you do not have an instructor in mind, please contact our office to join our waiting list. Questions? Contact our Swim Lesson Coordinator at 703-4356520 or swim@reston.org.

How to Register

55 Step 1: Select and contact an RA Swim Instructor or join our waitlist. 55 Step 2: Upon being paired with an instructor, visit our Member Services desk where you must register in person for your first purchase. Additional lesson registrations can be done over the phone through the Swim Lesson Coordinator. 55 Step 3: Customize your schedule and location. Private: $99 $114 Semi-Private: $80 $100

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AQUATICS & SAFETY LIFEGUARD CERTIFICATION

201200201-05 6/26-6/30 Mon-Fri Times vary by day RA Headquarters and pools Ages 15+ $175 $225 301200201-01 7/7-7/16 Fri-Sun Times vary by day RA Headquarters and pools Ages 15+ $175 $225

Reston Association is proud to be a Licensed Training Provider of American Red Cross Health and Safety and Aquatics Courses. All Reston Association lifeguards are certified through the American Red Cross program using the most up-to-date science and techniques to promote in aquatic environments. Certifications earned: Lifeguarding Revision 2016 (includes First Aid, CPR, and AED) Valid 2 years. See www.reston.org for a fact sheet with additional details. Registration opens Monday, April 3 All classes are held at the RA Headquarters and various RA pools. Exact locations for each day are available on the fact sheets online. 201200201-01 5/5-5/14 Fri-Sun Times vary by day RA Headquarters and pools Ages 15+ $175 $225 201200201-02 5/15-5/19 Mon-Fri Times vary by day RA Headquarters and pools Ages 15+ $175 $225 201200201-03 6/2-6/11 Fri-Sun Times vary by day RA Headquarters and pools Ages 15+ $175 $225 201200201-04 6/12-6/12 Mon-Fri Times vary by day RA Headquarters and pools Ages 15+ $175 $225

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301200201-02 7/10-7/14 Mon-Fri Times vary by day RA Headquarters and pools Ages 15+ $175 $225 301200201-03 7/21-7/30 Fri-Sun Times vary by day RA Headquarters and pools Ages 15+ $175 $225 301200201-04 8/7-8/11 Mon-Fri Times vary by day RA Headquarters and pools Ages 15+ $175 $225 301200201-05 8/21-8/25 Mon-Fri Times vary by day RA Headquarters and pools Ages 15+ $175 $225

201010202-05 5/13 Sat 9 am - 7 pm Ages 15+ $95 $120

201010202-14 6/18 Sun 9 am - 7 pm Ages 15+ $95 $120

201010202-06 5/14 Sun 9 am - 7 pm Ages 15+ $95 $120

201010202-15 6/25 Sun 9 am - 7 pm Ages 15+ $95 $120

201010202-07 5/15-5/17 Mon/Wed 4 pm - 9 pm Ages 15+ $95 $120

301010202-01 7/1 Sat 9 am - 7 pm Ages 15+ $95 $120

201010202-08 5/16-5/18 Tue/Thu 4 pm - 9 pm Ages 15+ $95 $120

301010202-02 7/3-7/5 Mon/Wed 4 pm - 9 pm Ages 15+ $95 $120

201010202-09 5/21 Sun 9 am - 7 pm Ages 15+ $95 $120

301010202-03 7/18-7/20 Tue/Thu 4 pm - 9 pm Ages 15+ $95 $120

201010202-01 5/7 Sun 9 am - 7 pm Ages 15+ $95 $120

201010202-10 5/30-6/1 Tue/Thu 4 pm - 9 pm Ages 15+ $95 $120

301010202-04 7/21 Fri 9 am - 7 pm Ages 15+ $95 $120

201010202-02 5/8-5/10 Mon/Wed 4 pm - 9 pm Ages 15+ $95 $120

201010202-11 6/5-6/7 Mon/Wed 4 pm - 9 pm Ages 15+ $95 $120

301010202-05 7/24-7/26 Mon/Wed 4 pm - 9 pm Ages 15+ $95 $120

201010202-03 5/9-5/11 Tue/Thu 4 pm - 9 pm Ages 15+ $95 $120

201010202-12 6/13-6/15 Tue/Thu 4 pm - 9 pm Ages 15+ $95 $120

301010202-06 8/1 Tue 9 am - 7 pm Ages 15+ $95 $120

201010202-04 5/12 Fri 9 am - 7 pm Ages 15+ $95 $120

201010202-13 6/17 Sat 9 am - 7 pm Ages 15+ $95 $120

Contact aquaticsinfo@reston. org or 703-435-6531 for details

LIFEGUARD RECERTIFICATION/ RENEWAL Certifications earned: Lifeguarding Revision 2016 (includes First Aid, CPR, and AED) Valid 2 years. See www.reston.org for a fact sheet with additional details. Registration opens Monday, April 3

RA MEMBERS AND

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

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UNDERWATER EXPLORATION

Reston Aquatics is excited to continue offering underwater activities through partnership with Nautilus Aquatics. Nautilus will be providing SCUBA certification classes, youth camps, and special ‘TrySCUBA’ events with great deals for RA Members. Certification consists of three phases; Classroom Review, Pool Training, and OpenWater Evaluation Dives

NOW HIRING

Reston Aquatics wants you!

Taught by PADI Instructors, these classes are the first steps toward PADI Open Water Diver certification. Upon completion, students can then enroll in a Camp-nDive open water evaluation or complete the certification while on a tropical vacation. For more info, visit www.nautilusva.com or contact Melissa Miles at 703-421-3483.

Lifeguards, Desk Attendants, and Instructors of all kinds! Limited positions are also available in seasonal maintenance.

JUNIOR LIFEGUARD

Eager to become a lifeguard but not quite ready? Maybe you’d enjoy the American Red Cross Junior Lifeguard program, brought to you in cooperation with RA Camps! See details on page 73.

Competitive wages, flexible hours, and great networking with the Reston Community are all great reasons to work with Reston Aquatics. See www.reston.org for a fact sheet with additional details. Submit your application now at https://careers.reston.org. Reston Association is an EOE and drug-free workplace.

PRICES ARE LISTED FOR BOTH

RA MEMBERS AND

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

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AQUATICS & SAFETY JUST KEEP SWIMMING Reston Swim Team Association (RSTA)

Summer swim league for youth. All summer practices held at RA pools.

Evening practice: 5/30-6/23 Morning practice: 6/23-7/28

SAFETY AROUND THE POOL

Reston Community Center and Reston Association are teaming up to improve our community’s safety around its many pools. Drowning remains the nation’s second leading cause of injury-related death among children ages 1 to 14, according to the Centers for Disease Control. For every child who dies from drowning, four more receive medical treatment for submersion-related injuries. Together, RA and RCC will offer DEAP, a “landbased” Drowning Education Awareness Program. This program offers two opportunities targeted for different audiences and community civic groups to learn water safety skills: Longfellow’s WHALE Tales and Water Safety Presentation. By working together, RCC and RA strive to provide our community access to healthy and safe fun in all of Reston’s pools. DEAP programs are free for Reston residents and employees of Reston businesses.

WHALE Tales (5 – 12 years old – in similar age groups)

(30-60 minute sessions available) Longfellow’s WHALE Tales is an interactive presentation that provides easy to follow information to help children learn safe behavior in, on, and around the water. Taught in a classroom environment, WHALE Tales makes water safety fun and easy to learn. Each lesson is reinforced with color posters, worksheets, activities, and a video that features Longfellow, the animated whale.

General Water Safety (18 years and older)

This presentation (60-minute lecture and 30 minutes of Q&A) focuses on the importance of water safety training and provides general information for keeping family members safe in, on, and around the water. The presentation is designed for rotary clubs, PTAs, home school networks, church groups, and other civic organizations and can be scheduled at their facility. To learn more about the programs, please contact: Reston Community Center (RCC) 703-476-4500 Reston Association (RA) 703-435-6532

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Registration opens: Mid March for returning families Late March for Winter Swim families April for new families* *New Swimmer Evaluations are required for all new participants under age 11. For more information and details on new swimmer evaluations please see www.rsta.org or email registrar@rsta.org.

Reston Masters Swim Team (RMST)

Year-round adult swim program with expert coaching in technique and conditioning for fitness, triathlon, and competitive swimmers. All indoor pracices held at the Reston Communicty Center, outdoor practices at RA pools. 1/3-5/25 Tue/Thu

8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

1/7-5/27 Sat

6:50 am - 8:50 am

1/8-5/28 Sun

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Exact dates may vary - see practice schedule online. For more information visit www. restonmasters.com or email info@restonmasters.com

Reston Aquatics would like to recognize the following businesses for the goods, services, time and effort they are donating to our 2017 Aquatic Season. Tisseront Orthodontics www.tisserontorthodontics.com 12+ years of donating the iconic Tisseront Towel to our lifeguard staff

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

Dominion Pawn and Check Cash www.dominionpawn.com Weekly prize for the ‘Lifeguard of the Week’

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

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


AQUATIC FACILITY SWIM OPERATOR (AFO) INSTRUCTOR Instructor courses for American CERTIFICATION Red Cross swim lessons

The AFO course is a two-day instructor-led training, with the exam on the second day. Candidates will be provided with a copy of the AFO Manual prior to arriving and are highly encouraged to review the manual content prior to the course.

See www.reston.org for a fact sheet with additional details.

coming soon. Please note that students are required to access online learning before the pre-course day as well as between each class session. See www.reston.org for a fact sheet with additional details.

Basic Swim Instructor (BSI)

For swim levels 1-3. Details available on Fact Sheet online after March 1. Registration: Jan. 10-Feb. 15 Registration: May 8-29 101010206-A1 3/9-3/10 RA Headquarters and pools Thu-Fri 8 am - 6 pm Ages 16+ $275 $300 RA Headquarters Adult $250 $250

Water Safety Instructor (WSI)

For all swim levels. Details available on Fact Sheet online after March 1. Registration: Begins in June, course in August RA Headquarters and pools Ages 16+ $275 $300

RESTON SUNDAY, AUGUST 6, 8 AM RIDGE HEIGHTS POOL

TRIATHLON

Volunteers and Sponsors needed www.restonkidstri.org REGISTRATION OPENS APRIL 12 FREE Training Clinics will be held throughout the summer to help participants prepare for the big day. Scholarships are available. (application on website) Contact kelsey@reston.org or 703-435-7995 for details.

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CAMPS

BRING ON FUN! 2017 RA CAMPS Looking for a summer of exploring the outdoors, making new friends, playing games, and maybe even splashing in the pool? Get your child active and involved during the summer in our enriching, safe and exciting summer camp programs! We are extremely proud of our diverse offerings in the unique experiences and adventures that await them this summer. Our goal is to create a fun and safe environment and instill values that help children flourish so that they may achieve their greatest potential. Summer is just around the corner. Check out our full calendar of camp offerings, and join us for a FAB time filled with

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CHOOSE A CAMP ƒƒ ƒƒ ƒƒ ƒƒ ƒƒ ƒƒ

Soccer Shots Camp (ages 2-5) p. 60 Nature Tots (ages 3-5) p. 61 Little Hands Music (ages 4-6) p. 62 Technology Camps (ages 5-12) p. 63 Junior Day Camp (ages 5-7) p. 64 Camp on Wheels (ages 5-13) p. 65

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Sportsters (ages 6-9) p. 66 Walker’s Rangers (ages 6-9) p. 67 Art Camp (ages 6-10) p. 68 Youth Triathlon Camp (ages 6-17) p. 69 Day Camp (ages 7-11) p. 70 Science Camp (ages 8-12) p. 71

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

PICK A DATE CAMP

AGE

SESSION 1 1A

1B

SESSION 2

SESSION 3

SESSION 4

2A

2B

3A

3B

4A

7/10-7/14

7/17-7/21

7/24-7/28

7/31-8/4

8/7-8/11

7/24-7/28

7/31-8/4

4B

SESSION 5 5

PRESCHOOL SOCCER SHOTS

2-5

6/26-6/30

NATURE TOTS

3-5

6/26-6/30

SUPER HERO ENGINEERING 4-5

6/26-6/30

7/3-7/7 (No Camp 7/4)

VARIETY JUNIOR DAY CAMP

5-7

6/26-7/7 (No Camp 7/4)

7/10-7/21

7/24-8/4

8/7-8/18

DAY CAMP

7-11

6/26-7/7 (No Camp 7/4)

7/10-7/21

7/24-8/4

8/7-8/18

8/21-8/25

SPECIALTY LITTLE HANDS MUSIC

4-6

SUPER HERO MASTERS

6-10

ART CAMP

6-10

7/24-7/28

7/31-8/4

6/26-6/30 7/10-7/14

7/17-7/21

STEM CHALLENGE W/ LEGO 6-8

8/7-8/11

8/14-8/18

8/7-8/11

8/14-8/18

7/31-8/4

WALKER'S RANGERS

6-9

INTRO TO STEM WITH LEGO

5-6

7/3-7/7 (No Camp 7/4)

STEM CHALLENGE WITH LEGO

7-12

7/3-7/7 (No Camp 7/4)

SCIENCE CAMP

8-12

CAMP ON WHEELS

5-13

SPORTSTERS

6-9

6/26-7/7 (No Camp 7/4)

YOUTH TRIATHLON

6-17

6/26-6/30

TEEN CAMP

11-14

6/26-7/7 (No Camp 7/4)

WILDERNESS CAMP

11-14

7/10-7/14

JUNIOR LIFEGUARD

11 -14

7/10-7/14

COUNSELOR IN TRAINING (CIT)

14-16

6/26-7/7 (No Camp 7/4)

5-12

4/10-14 & 4/17

7/10-7/14

6/26-7/7 (No Camp 7/4)

7/17-7/21

7/10-7/21

7/24-8/4 7/17-7/21

7/10-7/21

8/21-8/25 7/24-8/4

8/7-8/18

7/24-7/28

TEEN 7/10-7/21

7/10-7/21

7/24-8/4 7/17-7/21

8/7-8/18

7/24-7/28 8/7-8/11 7/24-8/4

8/7-8/18

SCHOOLS OUT/BREAK SPRING BREAK

REGISTER ƒƒ ƒƒ

RA Member registration begins January 30, 2017 at 8:30 a.m. Non-resident registration begins February 6, 2017 at 8:30 a.m.

Online registration is available for members and non-residents. Go to www.restonwebtrac.org. We highly recommend that you create your webtrac account by January 23. Accounts may take up to two business days for approval. We offer transportation and extended care services for many of our camps. See (page 76) for details. WWW.RESTON.ORG | JANUARY 2017

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CAMPS & AFTER-SCHOOL CARE SOCCER SHOTS SUMMER CAMP

AGES 2-5

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

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

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Soccer Shots Mini (ages 2-3)

Soccer Shots Mini is a highenergy program introducing children to fundamental soccer principles, such as using your feet, dribbling and the basic rules of the game. Through fun games, songs and positive reinforcement, children will begin to experience the joy of playing soccer and being active. 302110154-01A 6/26-6/30 Mon-Fri 9:30 am - 11:30 am Hunter Woods Park Allred Field Ages 2-3 $80 $105 302110154-02B 7/17-7/21 Mon-Fri 9:30 am - 11:30 am Hunter Woods Park Allred Field Ages 2-3 $80 $105 302110154-03A 7/24-7/28 Mon-Fri 9:30 am - 11:30 am Hunter Woods Park Allred Field Ages 2-3 $80 $105

Soccer Shots Classic (ages 4-5)

Soccer Shots Classic utilizes creative and imaginative games to focus on basic soccer skills like dribbling, passing and shooting. We also highlight a positive character trait each session such as respect, teamwork and appreciation. 302120154-02A 7/10-7/14 Mon-Fri 9:30 am - 11:30 am Hunter Woods Park Allred Field Ages 4-5 $85 $105 302120154-03B 7/31-8/4 Mon-Fri 9:30 am - 11:30 am Hunter Woods Park Allred Field Ages 4-5 $85 $105 302120154-04A 8/7-8/11 Mon-Fri 9:30 am - 11:30 am Hunter Woods Park Allred Field Ages 4-5 $85 $105

RA MEMBERS AND

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

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NATURE TOTS

AGE 3-5

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

Globe Trotters

Pack your adventure bag and meet a travel guide who will help you explore this big, beautiful planet. Start out with a hike through the woods in search of local wildlife. Then use your imagination to jet off to other parts of the world. Dig in desert sand, feel the mist of a rainforest and play a waddling penguin game. Get a Nature Tots passport to help you remember all the places we visited. 306120101-1AA 6/26-6/30 Mon-Fri 8:45 am - 11:45 am Walker Nature Center Ages 3-5 $90 $115

Beauties and Beasties

Explore some of the beautiful and not-so-beautiful parts of nature to see how special all of them are. Look for fluttering butterflies and colorful birds. Peek under logs to see creepycrawlies that live there. Dip a net into a stream to find tadpoles, snails and water striders. Search for spider webs shimmering in the sun. Discover how to see the beauty in everything we meet. No Camp July 4th. Fee prorated. 306120101-1BA 7/3, 7/5-7/7 Mon-Fri 8:45 am - 11:45 am Walker Nature Center Ages 3-5 $72 $92 306120101-1BP 7/3, 7/5-7/7 Mon-Fri 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Walker Nature Center Ages 3-5 $72 $92

Nature’s Symphony

From the warble of birds to the soft whispers of the wind, nature creates a beautiful symphony. Tune your ears to the sounds heard in the Nature Center woods. Make your own instruments using a variety of natural and recycled materials. Tweet like a robin, hum like a bee and croak in a frog chorus. Dance to music inspired by natural sounds. This week of camp will be music to your ears! 306120101-3AA 7/24-7/28 Mon-Fri 8:45 am - 11:45 am Walker Nature Center Ages 3-5 $90 $115 306120101-3AP 7/24-7/28 Mon-Fri 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Walker Nature Center Ages 3-5 $90 $115

306120101-1AP 6/26-6/30 Mon-Fri 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Walker Nature Center Ages 3-5 $90 $115

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RA MEMBERS AND

Aqua Tots

Step into our “Aqua Pod” to explore the wonderful world of water. Discover animals that live their whole lives in water and some that only do for half their lives. Wade into a creek to explore life there. Make crafts using water in different forms. Come to the rescue of some of our aquatic friends. Play water games and finish the week with special watery fun. 306120101-3BA 7/31-8/4 Mon-Fri 8:45 am - 11:45 am Walker Nature Center Ages 3-5 $90 $115

306120101-3BP 7/31-8/4 Mon-Fri 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Walker Nature Center Ages 3-5 $90 $115

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

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CAMPS & AFTER-SCHOOL CARE LITTLE HANDS MUSIC

AGE 4-6

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

Drumming Around the World

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

Water, Water Everywhere Brought to you in partnership with Little Hands. www.littlehands.com ƒƒ ƒƒ ƒƒ

Light snack and drink provided Tuition includes all craft supplies and a take home CD of music To register, visit www.littlehands.com

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

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TECHNOLOGY CAMP

AGE 5-12

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

ingenuity and imagination can solve any conflict. 302130152-1AP 6/26-6/30 Mon-Fri 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm The Lake House Ages 6-10 $160 $185

Intro to STEM with Lego

Brought to you in partnership with Play-Well TEKnologies.

Tap into your imagination with tens of thousands of LEGO®! Build engineerdesigned projects such as Boats, Snowmobiles, Catapults, and Merry-Go-Rounds. Then use special pieces to create your own unique design! New and returning students can explore the endless creative possibilities of the LEGO® building system with the guidance of an experienced Play-Well instructor. 302130152-1BA 7/3-7/7 (no offering 7/4) Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 12:00 pm The Lake House Ages 5-6 $128 $153

Super Hero Engineering

STEM Challenge with LEGO

Location: The Lake House, 11450 Baron Cameron Avenue

Save the world with LEGO® Super Heroes! Build the hideouts and vehicles of your favorite caped crusaders and learn what makes them not only Super Heroes, but Super Hero Engineers! An experienced Play-Well instructor guides young heroes as they design, build, and save a city where ingenuity and imagination can solve any conflict. 302120152-1AA 6/26-6/30 Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 12:00 pm The Lake House Ages 4-5 $160 $185

Super Hero Masters

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

Power up your engineering skills with Play-Well TEKnologies and tens of thousands of LEGO®! Apply real-world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture through engineer-designed projects such as Catapults, Pneumatic Cranes, Arch Bridges, and Battletracks! Design and build as never before, and explore your craziest ideas in a supportive environment. An experienced instructor will challenge new and returning students to engineer at the next level. 302130152-1BP 7/3-7/7 (no offering 7/4) Mon-Fri 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm The Lake House Ages 7-12 $128 $153

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CAMPS & AFTER-SCHOOL CARE JUNIOR DAY CAMP

AGE 5-7

This camp is designed for kids that are ready to be on their own for the entire day. JDC provides plenty of time to make new friends, sing, play, explore, learn, and laugh — all under the watchful eyes of fully-trained staff. Fun for kids, and peace of mind for parents. We have four 2-week themed sessions. The staff ratio is one staff member for every six campers during the session. Campers will… ƒƒ Participate in sports, games, crafts, swimming and boating. ƒƒ Explore and learn about nature through hands-on activities and experiences. ƒƒ Engage in life experiences in a safe, caring, and accepting environment; where creativity and curiosity are encouraged, and the emphasis is on having fun. ƒƒ Expand their creativity and sense of wonder. ƒƒ Build social skills through small group interactions. ƒƒ Be required to bring a lunch, beverage, and snack each day. Refrigeration and microwave facilities are not available to campers. RA Camp Shirts: $8/10 (Youth/Adult), required daily. Location: Brown’s Chapel, 1575 Brown’s Chapel Road Transportation: Available… see page 76 for details Extended Care: Available… see page 76 for details

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Time Warp

Hop on board our time machine! How far back would you want to travel? Or would you go to the future? And what would you want to see? We’ll go back a few decades and experience the music and culture from the past (or future) — go to a sock hop or disco, make tie-dye, learn to break-dance, make snap bracelets, and even try some old school candy from the past. Hopefully, we won’t get stuck anywhere and will arrive back each day back at Brown’s Chapel. Come along for the ride! No Camp July 4th. Fee prorated. 302130101-01 6/26-7/7 Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Brown’s Chapel Ages 5-7 $355 $400

Sam I Am Green Eggs and Ham

Oh, the places we will go during this two-week session of Dr. Seuss! With crafts, activities and games galore, we know you will find your inner creativity as we climb into the colorful worlds of Dr. Seuss from Cat in the Hat to Horton Hears a Who, while we are all running around Brown’s Chapel Park saying tongue twisters from Fox in Socks and wearing our red and white striped hats. Campers and counselors alike will travel through Dr. Seuss stories and discover how the experiences of many characters teach important life lessons and values. Please join us this summer. We hope that you do! Camp will be filled with Thing 1, Thing 2 and you! 302130101-02 7/10-7/21 Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Brown’s Chapel Ages 5-7 $395 $445

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Soaking Wet

Summer just wouldn't be complete without bringing back one of our most popular session themes. Add some extra sunscreen, gather your swimsuit and crank up the swimming pools because this session promises to get you soaking wet! You will feel the excitement all the way from your head to your wrinkled toes. We’ll pour it, spray it, drink it, freeze it and PLAY IN IT!! Join us for some fun, crafts, experiments and play. Water balloons, sponges, buckets and a large inflatable waterslide are a must for this fun session. Campers are encouraged to wear their suits each day, as the water use will increase each day. 302130101-03 7/24-8/4 Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Brown’s Chapel Ages 5-7 $395 $445

Ninjas vs. Pirates

Whether you battle as a covert agent or on the high seas — you’ll have to decide if ninjas or pirates are the ones to beat! Will the old school quiet and sneaky battle style of the ninjas make them the rulers of Day Camp? Or will the loud and bold Pirates raise the Jolly Roger? Each day will be comprised of training and gaining an understanding of both customs and cultures. After the first week of training, you will choose your team and train for the session ending challenge of who is the King of Day Camp — Ninjas or Pirates! 302130101-04 8/7-8/18 Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Brown’s Chapel Ages 5-7 $395 $445

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CAMP ON WHEELS

AGE 5-13

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

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Skateboarding Camp

Ready, set, go! An extreme camp for skateboard riders of all levels. Whether you have never been on a skateboard and want to learn, or you are an experienced skateboard rider who wants to improve your skills, this camp will put you on the fast track to being a better rider. Learn how to push, ride, carve, tack turn, ride ramps, ride fakie, rock n’ roll, rock to PRICES ARE LISTED FOR BOTH

fakie, grind and get air while skating with an American Inline Certified Coach. Camp is held in the mobile skate park designed for skaters of all levels. This includes: a new four-foot bank ramp, three-foot mini half pipe, fun box, fly box, grind box, launch ramps and grind rails. Each day includes instruction, skating games and skate jams. Required equipment: skateboard, helmet, knee pads, elbow pads and wrist guards. Bring water and a snack in a labeled cooler. 302130150-02S 7/17-7/21 Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 1:00 pm Lake Newport Soccer Field Age 5-13 $220 $245 302130150-05S 8/21-8/25 Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 1:00 pm Lake Newport Soccer Field Age 5-13 $220 $245

Learn How to Ride a Bike

Bike Riding Camp

This camp is for kids who Learning to ride a bike is a rite can already ride without of passage; a skill that once the assistance of training acquired, is never forgotten. wheels. Provides a hands-on, Inline Skating Teach a child to ride and you educational way for children Skate, turn, stop and go! This have opened the doors to a to master the art of bicycle exciting camp is for beginning lifetime of fresh-air fun and riding. Learn riding skills, through intermediate two-wheeled adventures. The steering, braking, shifting, rollerbladers (inline skaters). key rule when teaching a child safety, negotiating obstacles No matter how long you’ve to ride: keep it fun. This camp and hills, riding rules of the been skating or your level is for kids who are ready to road, riding ramps and more. of skill, this camp is filled say good-bye to their training In addition to improving with extreme fun and action. wheels. Participants learn to skills, this bike camps gives Campers learn how to gear ride without the assistance of children a chance to socialize up, stand up, avoid falling training wheels during camp. and interact with their peers, down, three ways to stop, turn, Learn how to start, stop, pedal, getting away from the TV crossover, skate backwards, balance, use basic riding skills, and into the great outdoors learn tricks, play skating games brake and steer. Play bike on paved or dirt trails. Bring and ride over small ramps. games, take confidence courses, a bike, bike gloves, a helmet, Each day includes instruction, short tours and more. Bring a water bottle, hydration pack skating games and skate bike without training wheels, a and a snack in a labeled cooler. tours when ready. Required helmet, bike gloves, water and 302130150-02B 7/17-7/21 equipment: inline skates, a snack in a labeled cooler. Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 1:00 pm helmet, knee and elbow pads 302130150-02L 7/17-21 Lake Newport Soccer Field and wrist guards. Bring water Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 1:00 pm Age 5-13 $220 $245 and a snack in a labeled cooler. Lake Newport Soccer Field 302130150-02i 7/17-7/21 Age 5-13 $220 $245 302130150-05B 8/21-8/25 Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 1:00 pm Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 1:00 pm Lake Newport Soccer Field 302130150-05L 8/21-8/25 Lake Newport Soccer Field Age 5-13 $220 $245 Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 1:00 pm Age 5-13 $220 $245 Lake Newport Soccer Field 302130150-05i 8/21-8/25 Age 5-13 $220 $245 Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 1:00 pm Lake Newport Soccer Field Age 5-13 $220 $245

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CAMPS & AFTER-SCHOOL CARE SPORTSTERS CAMP

AGE 6-9

This camp celebrates the team-building and confidenceboosting potential of sports for kids of all abilities. The Sportsters Camp is a funfilled sports camp that brings boys and girls together to practice and play in a positive and nurturing environment. Campers will be divided up into groups based on their age and ability. They’ll never get bored learning and playing a variety of sports each day. This camp has a 1 counselor to 8 camper ratio.

Special Interest Activities: New in 2017, Sportsters Camp is offering special interest to campers for a fee (for half or full day participants). Campers must enroll two weeks prior to the start of the camp session for the following: ƒƒ Swim Lessons: $65 Mon-Thu both weeks for 40 minutes. (8 lessons) ƒƒ Tennis Lessons: $80 Mon-Thu both weeks for 60 minutes. (8 lessons) 302130102-1A 6/26-7/7 Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Lake Anne Park Age 6-9 $158 $180 No Camp July 4th. Fee prorated.

Field trips to the RA pools and classic summer camp activities will also be mixed in to give your Sportster a true camp experience!

302130102-1F 6/26-7/7 Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 3:45 pm Lake Anne Park Age 6-9 $258 $280 No Camp July 4th. Fee prorated.

Sportsters is located at beautiful Lake Anne Park, featuring a multipurpose court, practice wall, tennis courts, sand volleyball pit, spray fountain, playground and pavilion, just minutes from baseball and soccer fields.

302130102-2A 7/10-7/21 Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Lake Anne Park Age 6-9 $175 $200

Sports covered in this camp will be: ƒƒ Soccer ƒƒ Basketball ƒƒ Volleyball ƒƒ Kickball ƒƒ Wiffleball ƒƒ Floor Hockey ƒƒ Sports Conditioning ƒƒ RA Camp Shirts: $8/10 (Youth/Adult), required daily. Location: Lake Anne Park, 11301 North Shore Drive Transportation: Available… see page 76 for details Extended Care: Available… see page 76 for details

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302130102-2F 7/10-7/21 Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 3:45 pm Lake Anne Park Age 6-9 $275 $300 302130102-3A 7/24-8/4 Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Lake Anne Park Age 6-9 $175 $200 302130102-3F 7/24-8/4 Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 3:45 pm Lake Anne Park Age 6-9 $275 $300 302130102-4A 8/7-8/18 Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Lake Anne Park Age 6-9 $175 $200 302130102-4F 8/7-8/18 Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 3:45 pm Lake Anne Park Age 6-9 $275 $300

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WALKER’S RANGERS

AGE 6-9

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

Beetlemania

Explore the largest group of insects in a fun and exciting way. Make a bug jar for collecting night-flying beetles like lightning bugs. Count spots on lady beetles and look for ground beetles hiding under logs. Search for diving beetles in the stream and pond. “Twist and Shout” to the music of the Beatles while we learn about these fascinating insects. 306130102-2A 7/10-7/14 Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Walker Nature Center Ages 6-9 $90 $115

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Expedition Earth

Grab your passport and your imagination, because we’re setting out for adventure! Follow the trail of a wacky scientist who is searching for rare plants and animals across the globe. Search the Nature Center woods and streams for local flora and fauna. Journey through rainforests, deserts and the South Pole to discover the exotic plants and animals that survive in extreme conditions. Design a new species of animal and decide where it will live. 306130102-2B 7/17-7/21 Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Walker Nature Center Ages 6-9 $90 $115

Super Scientists

Step into our lab and get ready to explore the fascinating world of science. Collect samples to view under a microscope. Explore wacky weather and make a tornado in a bottle. Conduct simple chemistry experiments and explore the science of color mixing by tie-dying your own t-shirt. Learn about the physics behind animal flight and design your own flying contraptions. Be sure to bring your curiosity to this week of discovery. 306130102-4A 8/7-8/11 Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Walker Nature Center Ages 6-9 $90 $115

Nature Trekkers

Get moving along Reston’s wonderful trails. Identify animal tracks and listen to common animal calls. Learn what to carry in a day pack and how to practice “Leave No Trace” principles. Learn how to use compasses, GPS units and maps to navigate your way. Identify trees by their leaves or bark. Build up your hiking endurance every day and finish the week with a fun trek with exciting stops along the way. 306130102-4B 8/14-8/18 Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Walker Nature Center Ages 6-9 $90 $115 RA MEMBERS AND

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CAMPS & AFTER-SCHOOL CARE ART CAMP

AGE 6-10

Reston Association is partnering with Greater Reston Arts Center’s (GRACE) to offer exciting art camps this summer. The focus is on encouraging children to expand their artistic vocabulary and creativity through handson art activities taught by professional art educators. Camp Highlights include: ƒƒ Experience exciting themes exploring the visual arts in tandem with science, art history and yoga ƒƒ Children will expand their artistic vocabulary and creativity through hands-on activities led by professional art educators ƒƒ Campers must provide their own bag lunch ƒƒ Exploration outdoors during break time ƒƒ 2 pool visits during the week, weather depending RA Camp Shirts: Not required. Location: The Lake House, 11450 Baron Cameron Avenue Transportation: Not available Extended Care: Available… see page 76 for details

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My Mom Would Never Let Me Do That!

Using a variety of materials, this session combines innovative discovery through scientific exploration and the creative process to create the messiest and silliest of art projects. Come make art at camp that your parents would never let you do in the house! 302130153-2A 7/10-7/14 Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm The Lake House Ages 6-8 $280 $300 302130153-2B 7/17-7/21 Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm The Lake House Ages 7-10 $280 $300

Art & Movement

Who says art-making has to be stationary? This camp session focuses on all the ways art can get you moving and features 2-D and 3-D projects, which will utilize movement and artmaking in innovative ways. In partnership with Beloved Yoga, campers will enhance their action art with yoga each day. 302130153-4A 8/7-8/11 Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm The Lake House Ages 6-10 $300 $320

Full Steam Ahead

Experience the possibilities when technology and art collide! This camp session will explore the possibilities of combining science, technology, engineering, art, and math in fun art based activities. Campers will work collaboratively and independently to creative problem solve through art making. 302130153-4B 8/14-8/18 Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm The Lake House Ages 6-10 $300 $320

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TRIATHLON CAMP

AGE 6-17

Triathlon Camp is designed for all levels of triathletes — beginner, intermediate and advance. Youth triathlons are becoming more popular and the NCAA is now offering college scholarships to women in the sport. It’s more important than ever before to give our local athletes a jump on the competition. We focus on a supportive and motivating atmosphere which emphasizes good sportsmanship and teamwork. Triathletes/Campers will: ƒƒ Practice basic swim, bike, and run skills, drills and techniques. ƒƒ Learn about USA Triathlon rules and regulations for racing triathlon. ƒƒ Become a USA Triathlon Annual Member. ƒƒ Practice transition skills and techniques and compete in mock races. ƒƒ Learn about safety as it pertains to daily workouts as well as races. ƒƒ Enjoy a pizza party on the last day; celebrate your hard efforts all week. Location: Dogwood Pool, 2460 Green Range Road Transportation: Not available Extended Care: Not available

Beginner/Intermediate Tri Training

REQUIREMENTS Beginner: be able to swim 1 length of the pool without assistance, be able to proficiently ride a bike, and be able to run 1/2 mile. Intermediate: be able to swim 4 lengths of the pool in legal freestyle stroke, ride a bike at least 3 miles, and run at least 1 mile. 302130155-01A 6/26-6/30 Mon-Fri 8:30 am - 12:30 pm Dogwood Pool Ages 6-17 $230 $245 Equipment Needed: Bike without training wheels, bike helmet, swim goggles, modest swimsuit, swim cap, close-toed running shoes, sunscreen. Please bring water and a snack to camp each day in a labeled cooler or bag.

Intermediate/Advance Tri Training

REQUIREMENTS Intermediate: be able to swim 4 lengths of the pool in legal freestyle stroke, ride a bike at least 3 miles, and run at least 1 mile. Advance: raced in at least 2 triathlons. 302130155-03A 7/24-7/28 Mon-Fri 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Dogwood Pool Ages 6-17 $260 $275 Equipment Needed: Bike without training wheels, bike helmet, swim goggles, modest swimsuit, swim cap, close-toed running shoes, sunscreen. Please bring water and a snack to camp each day in a labeled cooler or bag.

Brought to you in partnership with Tri Team Xcel.

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CAMPS & AFTER-SCHOOL CARE DAY CAMP

AGE 7-11

This is our most popular summer camp! Schoolage children looking for a more traditional camp will look no further! The staff ratio is 1 staff for every 6 campers during the session. This camp will… ƒƒ Participate in hands-on nature activities, sports, games, crafts, music, drama and swimming. ƒƒ Enjoy pool parties, daytime cookouts, festivals and guest entertainers. ƒƒ Go on field trips within and outside Reston. Special Interest Activities: Campers have the opportunity to participate in special interest activities such as music, drama, newspaper, and Recreation / Sports. We ask that you pick your top three choices of what special interest you would like to participate in, complete the form during registration and staff will confirm what group you are assigned on the 1st day. Day Camp also offers two other special interests your camper could participate in for a fee during Sessions 1-4. Campers must enroll at least two weeks prior to the start of your camp session for the following paid interests: ƒƒ Swim Lessons: $65 Mon-Thu both weeks for 40 minutes. (8 lessons) ƒƒ Tennis Lessons: $80 Mon-Thu both weeks for 60 minutes. (8 lessons)

Captain RA & the Justice League

This is a special invitation; “Captain RA” has informed us that there are open Superhero positions for the Justice League. The justice league training consists of: discovering superpowers, choosing a name, designing and creating their costume and logo, fitness testing, learning the Superhero Oath, and how to spot a super villain. Enroll today to discover their hidden powers and become their own reallife SUPERHERO! No Camp July 4th, fee prorated. 302130103-01 6/26-7/7 Mon-Fri 8:45 am - 4:00 pm Brown’s Chapel Ages 7-11 $360 $405

Brown’s Chapel Detective Academy

Step into the shoes of a detective — spend 2 weeks following clues and going on some treasure hunts. Campers will have the opportunity to check out spy equipment, learn how to decode messages and discover the techniques of crime scene investigators! All the campers are working on various tools of becoming a top notch detective, but while the students are in the field training, they stumble onto something suspicious. Could a real crime be happening at Brown’s Chapel? 302130103-02 7/10-7/21 Mon-Fri 8:45 am - 4:00 pm Brown’s Chapel Ages 7-11 $400 $450

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Around the World in 10 Days!

Travel around the globe this week as we discover new arts and crafts, music, games, customs, from all over the world. We will even learn some commonly used phrases in the language of the country you’re visiting. Campers may even be able to showcase some of their family traditions they celebrate at home. This voyage will be unlike any other! Grab your passport and reserve your ticket for this adventure! 302130103-03 7/24-8/4 Mon-Fri 8:45 am - 4:00 pm Brown’s Chapel Ages 7-11 $400 $450

Ninjas vs. Pirates

Whether you battle as a covert agent or on the high seas, you’ll have to decide if ninjas or pirates are the one to beat! Each day will comprise of training and an understanding of both customs and cultures. After the first week of training you will choose your team and train for the session ending challenge of who is the king of Day Camp, Ninja’s or Pirates! 302130103-04 8/7-8/18 Mon-Fri 8:45 am - 4:00 pm Brown’s Chapel Ages 7-11 $400 $450

Wizard Week

Prepare your wands, hats, capes, and broomsticks! You will create your wizard character and begin your studies by connecting with the wild and mystical power of Nature. Learn spells, woodland skills, choose a quest, solve ancient runic riddles, and forge friendships for years to come. 302130103-05 8/21-8/25 Mon-Fri 8:45 am - 4:00 pm Brown’s Chapel Ages 7-11 $220 $240

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SCIENCE CAMP

AGE 8-12

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

Brought to you in partnership with United States Geological Survey (USGS) Campers will… ƒƒ Have daily combination of in-class discovery and exploration, outdoor games and physical activities. ƒƒ Meet with the USGS guest scientists and learn about careers in science. ƒƒ Have hands-on nature activities, sports, games, crafts, music, drama and swimming. ƒƒ Have a counselor to camper ratio of 1:6 for 3 camp sessions, 2 weeks in length. RA Camp Shirts: $8/10 (Youth/Adult), required daily. Location: United States Geological Survey (USGS), 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive Transportation: Available… see page 76 for details Extended Care: Available… see page 76 for details Special Interest Activities: Campers have the opportunity to participate in special interest activities such as music & drama, Mr. Wizard, newspaper, and recreation. We ask that you pick your top three choices of what special interest you would like to participate in, complete the form during registration and staff will confirm what group you are assigned on the first day.

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Where in the World?

Where would you go to find scientific discoveries? Learn where you might find stalactites, active volcanoes, killer bees, or water that runs uphill. You will meet experts this session that will teach you mapping so when you find such wonders of the world, you can get back to it again to share in your discovery. Buried treasure is great...but only if you know how to find it again! We'll learn the basics of making and reading a map using a compass, and a few other secrets you will have to sign up in order to find out more details. No Camp July 4th, fee prorated. 302130104-01 6/26-7/7 Mon-Fri 8:45 am - 3:45 pm United States Geological Survey Ages 8-12 $378 $423

The Power of Water

Learn the incredible power of water with its ability to wear away rocks and change our landscape. Discover how scientists study babbling brooks, storm surges and track hurricanes. We will examine the uses of water. We’ll swim in it, drink it, experiment with it, boat in it, and wade in it to experience water at its best. 302130104-02 7/10-7/21 Mon-Fri 8:45 am - 3:45 pm United States Geological Survey Ages 8-12 $420 $470

Science Rocks!

Campers will participate in hands-on activities to learn about the importance of rocks and minerals in the products we use every day. They will examine rocks and learn how fossils are made. Learn what collection of rocks the USGS can share with the campers. Take a field trip to rock climb, and if we have time, visit some caves and see what rocks are formed underground. 302130104-03 7/24-8/4 Mon-Fri 8:45 am - 3:45 pm United States Geological Survey Ages 8-12 $420 $470

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CAMPS & AFTER-SCHOOL CARE TEEN CAMP

AGE 11-14

Summer camp isn’t just for “kids.” It is becoming more and more important for teens to have healthy outlets too during their summer vacation. RA Teen Camp is here to meet the needs of the Reston community. We offer four 2-week sessions for youth ages 11 to 14 in a safe atmosphere with a highly trained, fun and energetic staff, and with a ratio of one staff member to every 7 campers. Teen Camp is filled with fun and exciting activities and trips, so your teen won't feel like he or she is in a day camp but like they are hanging out with friends. Teens will… ƒƒ Engage in life experiences in a safe, caring, and accepting environment, where creativity and curiosity is encouraged and the emphasis is on having fun. ƒƒ Participate in sports, games, arts & crafts, nature exploration, swimming and boating. ƒƒ Go on field trips within and outside the Reston area. One extended trip will be taken once a session with a later arrival home. ƒƒ Be exposed to a variety of hobbies, interests, and cultural programs. ƒƒ Develop interpersonal skills through small group interactions and challenges. ƒƒ Be required to bring a lunch, beverage, and snack each day. Refrigeration and microwave facilities are not available to campers. RA Camp Shirts: Not required. Location: Glade Room, 11550 Glade Drive Transportation: Available… see page 76 for details Note: On extended road trip days, parent must pick up campers. No PM Transportation or extended care available on these days. PRICES ARE LISTED FOR BOTH

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Extended Care: Available… see page 76 for details

Treasure Hunters

This session of camp is for the adventurous teen with an inquisitive mind. We will be discovering the secrets of teen camp from years past, as well as going on quests to find out other NOVA secrets. If you liked watching National Treasure or Indiana Jones, then this camp session is for you. You will be developing your own treasure hunt for your peers to try to figure out at session’s end. This camp requires willingness, teamwork, and an adventurous personality. No Camp July 4th. Fee prorated. 302140105-01 6/26-7/7 Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Glade Room Ages 11-14 $410 $450

Amazing Race

Based on the popular TV show, we will take our teens out for a series of competitions and races throughout Reston and the surrounding community! From scavenger hunts to sports competitions to eclectic destinations, campers will discover all the amazing things Northern Virginia has to offer. Teens will also end the session with an all-day trip to Kings Dominion! 302140105-02 7/10-7/21 Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Glade Room Ages 11-14 $455 $500

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Spies Like Us

You are a spy… and you have a mission! But first you need the training… Agents will receive training in martial arts, code breaking, surveillance techniques, and undercover maneuvers. They will receive additional training on some ropes courses, and then it’s on to the water for training on standing paddle boards. The final exam for our spies involves a day-long trip to Hershey Park to ride the coasters, and investigate the history of chocolate. Your mission throughout the session will require you to uncover important secrets, and hunt for a mole within your ranks! Spy Camp teaches physical skills, teamwork, and critical thinking within the framework of espionage. 302140105-03 7/24-8/4 Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Glade Room Ages 11-14 $455 $500

Water Worldz

Dive in and discover the mysteries of the deep blue. Learn about the local waters here in Reston as well as in the DMV. Don’t forget to pack your swimsuits as they surely will be needed as we make a splash in some ponds to fish a few days and swim at the RA pools every day. We will be doing some activities like learning the hula at session’s end, as well as paddle boarding, kayaking, swimming and much more. There are a few trips to some local watering holes, and the big all-day trip to Massanutten Waterpark. 302140105-04 8/7-8/18 Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Glade Room Ages 11-14 $455 $500

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

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WILDERNESS CAMP

AGE 11-14

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

Navigation Skills

Join us for a week-long skill session focusing on orienteering/map reading, animal tracking and how to identify each animal. Learn what supplies you need for day an overnight hiking/ backpacking trip. You will also learn the fundamentals of canoeing/kayaking. 302140107-2A 7/10-7/14 Mon-Fri 9:30 am - 4:00 pm Pony Barn Picnic Pavilion Ages 11-14 $275 $300

Environment Skills

This session sharpen your skills on how to use nature as a true resource. We will go over in depth water ecology, forest ecology and understand how to use plants for medical situations. Campers will visit Walker Nature Center and learn what is living on the forest floor and how it can assist you in living in nature for an extended period of time. 302140107-2B 7/17-7/21 Mon-Fri 9:30 am - 4:00 pm Pony Barn Picnic Pavilion Ages 11-14 $275 $300

Extended Care: Not available

Survival Skills

Campers will learn about safe, effective fire-tending techniques and learning to start fires with matches and friction. You will also be taught basic first aid, and water purification. There will be instruction on building primitive shelters with ropes, tarps and natural materials and experimenting with outdoor cooking. On the final day we will take a hike to test your skill set from the week of training. 302140107-3A 7/24-7/28 Mon-Fri 9:30 am - 4:00 pm Pony Barn Picnic Pavilion Ages 11-14 $275 $300

JUNIOR LIFEGUARDING

AGE 11-14

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

PRICES ARE LISTED FOR BOTH

Location: Golf Course Island Pool, 11301 Links Drive Transportation: Not available Extended Care: ƒƒ Campers may arrive as early as 8:30 a.m. ƒƒ M/T/R/F campers may stay at Golf Course Island Pool until closing with prior waiver from parent/guardian.

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302140109-2A 7/10-7/14 Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Golf Course Island Pool (Except Wednesdays at RA HQ) Ages 11-14 $250 $300 302140109-4A 8/7-8/11 Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Golf Course Island Pool (Except Wednesdays at RA HQ) Ages 11-14 $250 $300

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

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CAMPS & AFTER-SCHOOL CARE COUNSELOR-INTRAINING (CIT) PROGRAM

AGE 14-16

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

302140106-01 6/26-7/7 Mon-Fri 8:45 am - 4:00 pm Arrival: Report to assigned camp at various locations around Reston. Departure: Brown’s Chapel Ages 14-16 $225 $270 No Camp July 4th.Fee prorated. 302140106-02 7/10-7/21 Mon-Fri 8:45 am - 4:00 pm Arrival: Report to assigned camp at various locations around Reston. Departure: Brown’s Chapel Ages 14-16 $250 $300 302140106-03 7/24-8/4 Mon-Fri 8:45 am - 4:00 pm Arrival: Report to assigned camp at various locations around Reston. Departure: Brown’s Chapel Ages 14-16 $250 $300 302140106-04 8/7-8/18 Mon-Fri 8:45 am - 4:00 pm Arrival: Report to assigned camp at various locations around Reston. Departure: Brown’s Chapel Ages 14-16 $250 $300

CITs will… ƒƒ Learn how to be a dynamite counselor! ƒƒ Share, teach and interact with campers. ƒƒ Shadow staff and get hands-on experience at a variety of camps. ƒƒ Develop leadership and communication skills in small and large group settings. ƒƒ Go on field trips and recreational outings. ƒƒ Explore the natural world and learn how to share it. ƒƒ Gain experience for future jobs and college applications. Transportation: Available… see page 76 for details RA Camp Shirts: $10/ shirt, required daily. CITs who attend a special June orientation will receive one FREE shirt. PRICES ARE LISTED FOR BOTH

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SCHOOL DAY OUT! DAYS

Looking for something for the kids do while School is out? We will be doing activities such as group games, arts and crafts, outdoor adventures, and some filed trips around the area. Participants are asked to pack a lunch and a light snack to keep their energy up throughout the days events. Contact afterschool@reston.org for further details. Deadline to register for each day is one week prior to the school day out listed below.

102130203-01 1/20 Fri 7:30 am - 6:00 pm The Lake House Age 5-12 $50 $75

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102130203-02 2/6 Mon 7:30 am - 6:00 pm The Lake House Age 5-12 $50 $75

102130203-03 1/20 & 2/6 Fri & Mon 7:30 am - 6:00 pm The Lake House Age 5-12 $90 $115

Your child will be discovering new things every day during their time with us on Spring Break. We offer field trips, nutritious snacks, age-appropriate curriculum, experienced professional staff, fun-filled activities, sports and fitness activities, enrichment activities, supervised free time and for an additional fee group tennis lessons for those interested campers. Please contact us at time of registration if you are interested in enrolling. Note to campers: Please bring each day a packed lunch, daily snack for your child as RA will offer a PM snack. No RA Camp shirt is required. Transportation is offered for pick-up and drop-off for $5 per AM or PM Session. Check with camp@reston.org for availability. 202130201-01 4/10-4/17 Mon-Fri 7:30 am - 6:00 pm The Lake House Age 5-7 $210 $240

202130201-02 4/10-4/17 Mon-Fri 7:30 am - 6:00 pm Brown’s Chapel Age 7-11 $210 $240

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CAMPS & AFTER-SCHOOL CARE 2017 CAMP REGISTRATION Age Requirement ƒƒ ƒƒ

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

Camp Shirts

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

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

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Waiting List

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

Special Placement

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

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

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

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

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

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CAMP CALENDAR Jan. 30 Feb. 6 May 1 May 1 May 2-Sept 2. June 1

Member Registration begins Non-member Registration begins Camp balances are due and any payments paid in full. Camper forms are due. Full Payment due at date of purchase. Last day for refunds.

Registration and related forms are available online at www.reston.org If you prefer to register in person or bring in your forms, our address is: ATTN: Camps Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20191

Faxed registrations are not accepted. A 24-hour drop box is located in front of the building on the side facing Sunrise Valley Drive.

Extended Care

$50/Session, AM (7:30-9 a.m.) $50/Session, PM (4-6 p.m.) Extended Care is provided at our Brown’s Chapel facility. AM Extended Care is available for Sportsters, Art Camp, Little Hands Music, Junior Day Camp, Science Camp, Day Camp, and Teen Camp. PM Extended Care is available for Junior Day Camp, Art Camp, Science Camp, Day Camp, Teen Camp and Sportsters. As part of the service, RA will transport campers to their appropriate camp in the morning and from camp to Extended Care in the afternoons as needed. If your child attends Science Camp or Teen Camp, please drop them off at Extended Care by 8:15 a.m., and pick them up no earlier than 4:15 p.m. These recommended times are subject to change.

Extended Care activities are less structured and more independent than regular camp activities. They may include cards, board games, crafts, reading, videos, etc. A snack and drink will be served at the PM session only.

Transfer Policy

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


RA Youth Programs

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

Hours

Pickup School Locations

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

Location

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

Program Over view • • • • • • •

Homework Club Community Outreach Family Events Teen Events Fitness Initiatives Field Trips Character Counts!

• Enrichment Clubs • Transportation Fee Included • Normal hours on Early Release Days w/exception of 11//23/16 • Monthly fee includes (3) Teacher Work Days

After School Rate PM Program

RA Member

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

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

Non Member

$395*monthly

$420*monthly

$245 *

$270*

Drop-In Package 10 Drop-In days

* Activity/Registration fee due at time of enrollment.

For more information or to register contact: Senior Program Manager PRICES ARE LISTED FOR BOTH RA MEMBERS AND NON-MEMBERS. FOR MORE INFO ON PROGRAMS AND EVENTS, VISIT WWW. RESTON.ORG Dan Merenick at 703-435-6567, or afterschool@reston.org. www.reston.org WWW.RESTON.ORG | JANUARY 2017

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FACILITY RENTALS RA PICNIC PAVILIONS

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

Brown’s Chapel Picnic Pavilion

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

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

Temporary Road Picnic Pavilion

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.

Hunters Woods Picnic Pavilion

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

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Pony Barn

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

It's not too soon to reserve space for summer 2017. Contact Member Services today


The Lake House SPONSORED BY COMSTOCK

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

It’s not too early to book fall 2017 wedding receptions on the lake. Ask us about our Wedding Package, including Brown’s Chapel. Attractive Rates: $100-$275/hour Available for members and non-members year round. RA members in good standing are given priority in all facility rental requests. For more information and reservations, contact Member Services at reservations@reston.org or call 703-435-6530. 11450 BARON CAMERON AVENUE, RESTON, VA 20190 WWW.RESTON.ORG

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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. To check on availability, contact Member Services at reservations@ reston.org or by calling 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 ƒƒ Troop/Scout meetings ƒƒ Faith group meetings ƒƒ Club functions

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.

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

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.

Tennis Bench: $600

Recycling Bin: $1,000

Adopt-A-Bike Rack

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

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

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Pathway/ Recreation Area Bench: $1,000

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Bike Rack: $750


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

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

Nature House Multipurpose Room

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

Nature Center Pavilion

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

Fire Ring

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

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FACILITY RENTALS RA POOLS AND FEATURES = ADA compliant amenities on site. Please see pool description for specific amenities.

Autumnwood

11950 Walnut Branch Road 703-467-0903 Lane depth: 3.5-5.5 feet Length: 25 meters (two dedicated lap lanes) Amenities: Wading pool with fountain, covered picnic area and large grass picnic area. Nearby: Lighted tennis courts, tot lot, basketball court and access to Pink Trail.

Dogwood

2460 Green Range Road 703-476-5717 Lane depth: 3.5-5 feet Length: 25 meters (one dedicated lap lane) Amenities: Beach style entry and water play feature, in-water benches, and plank-style diving board Amenities: Fully compliant parking lot and bathhouse, in-water wheelchair, pool-side chair lift Nearby: Exterior water feature featuring IPAR sculpture, picnic pavilion, The Greens Recreation Area, and Bordeaux Recreation Area.

Glade

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

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Golf Course Island

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

Hunters Woods

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

Lake Audubon

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

Lake Newport

703-467-0694 11601 Lake Newport Road Lane depth: 3.5-5.5 feet Length: 50 meters (three dedicated lap lanes) Amenities: Two 1-meter diving boards, wading pool, covered picnic area with charcoal grills, and sand volleyball court. Nearby: Basketball courts, tot lot, soccer/ball fields, and access to Blue Trail.

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Lake Thoreau

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

Newbridge

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

North Hills

1325 North Village Road 703-435-6769 Lane depth: 2-5 feet Length: 25 meters (one dedicated lap lane) Amenities: Heated spa, wading pool with fountain, covered picnic area, and large grass picnic area. Amenities: Pool-side chair lift Nearby: Lighted clay tennis courts and access to Pink Trail.

North Shore

11515 North Shore Drive 703-689-4091 Lane depth: 3-11 feet Length: 25 meters (two dedicated lap lanes) Amenities: Heated spa, seasonally heated main pool, covered picnic area on upper deck, small grass picnic area, wading pool, and plank-style diving board. Amenities: Pool-side c hair lift Nearby: QuickStart children’s tennis courts, Lake Anne Plaza, and access to Green and Blue trails NOTE: Parking only on North Shore Drive

Ridge Heights

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

Shadowood

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

Tall Oaks

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

Uplands

11032 Ring Road 703-435-2586 Lane depth: 3.5-8.5 feet Length: 25 meters (one dedicated lap lane) Amenities: Upper lap pool with in-water benches, lower splash pool with beach style entry, interactive water play fountains, and in-water benches, and splash pad play area. Amenities: In-water wheelchair for splash pool access Nearby: Tennis courts


Planning a kid’s party this summer? Come to the pool and leave the work to us. RESERVATIONS BEGIN APRIL 3

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For children ages 5-10 Weekends Noon-2 pm or 4-6 pm at select pools (custom schedules available as well) Up to 15 guests (includes all guests, regardless of swimming) Provided: 3 pizzas, all paper products, setup, clean-up, wrist bands, reserved shade tent, and party host.

$250 RA MEMBER, $300 NON-MEMBER See www.reston.org for a fact sheet with additional details. Contact kelsey@reston.org or 703-435-7995 with questions. WWW.RESTON.ORG | JANUARY 2017

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FITNESS & WELLNESS WELLNESS OFFERINGS

All Classes are located at the Lake House at 11450 Baron Cameron Avenue Registration can be done by visiting www.reston.org or call member services 703-435-6530.

Sterling Mind Body Fitness

This program is designed for, but not limited to, people 55 and older. Participants will increase their metabolism, improve bone density, balance, and flexibility and strengthen muscles through the use of a variety of strength resistance equipment and functional movements. These classes are based on progressive resistance that gradually increases the training load as your muscles become stronger. Strength training is recommended on non-consecutive days to accommodate muscle recovery. Classes are provided in a safe environment with experienced personal trainers. 105220807-01 1/9-2/1 (no class 1/16) Mon & Wed 11:00 am - 12:00 pm The Lake House Ages: 55+ $56 $70 105220807-02 2/6-3/1 (no class 2/20) Mon & Wed 11:00 am - 12:00 pm The Lake House Ages: 55+ $56 $70 105220807-03 3/6-3/29 Mon & Wed 11:00 am - 12:00 pm The Lake House Ages: 55+ $64 $80

Tai Chi

Tai Chi when practiced correctly, in a consistent, sustained way, yields numerous benefits. Some of these include improved coordination, agility, balance, and general body strength. Practiced by millions the world over as a gentle, weight-bearing callisthenic or "moving meditation," Tai Chi is an ancient "internal" martial art and mind-body discipline rooted in Chinese tradition. This six week one day a week class is taught by instructor Jeffery Edwards; don’t miss out on this new 2017 wellness offering. 105200809-01 1/12-2/23 Thu 10:00 am - 11:00 am The Lake House Ages: 18+ $56 $70 105200809-02 3/2-4/6 Thu 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm The Lake House Ages: 18+ $48 $60

“Introduction to Mindfulness” – Part 1

Mindfulness is a powerful tool for stress reduction and the enhancement of well-being. By practicing mindfulness, you change your relationship to stress — learning to handle stressors in a balanced and calm manner. Join us in this six week workshop where you'll learn the philosophy foundational practices of mindfulness. In addition, participants will learn about stress philosophy, the scientific evidence of mindfulness and the tips for maintaining regular practice. 105200804-011 2/24-3/31 Fri 11:00 am - 12:15 pm The Lake House Ages: 18+ $120 $140 205200804-012 4/21-5/26 Fri 11:00 am - 12:15 pm The Lake House Ages: 18+ $120 $140

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Reston Association

Conference Center

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

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NATURE WALKER NATURE CENTER

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

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

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

Announcing Online Registration for Nature Activities

Starting with this issue, you are encouraged to register for Walker Nature Center activities on WebTrac, Reston Association’s new online registration system. Activities will include all of our programs, events and nature camps. No need to email or call. No need to bring cash or checks to programs. Sign up and pay quickly and conveniently with a credit card. Go to www.restonwebtrac. org to create your account and begin registering. If you do not have access to a computer or prefer not to register online, contact the Nature Center for assistance at naturecenter@ reston.org or 703-476-9689 (ext. 5). Questions and comments are welcome as we launch and learn about our new system. Refunds are available with two weeks’ notice or if we cancel for any reason. As usual, activities may be canceled due to severe weather, severe weather warnings or low enrollment.

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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.

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Check holiday schedule for additional closings.

Want to rent space at the Walker Nature Center? see page 81 for more info. PRICES ARE LISTED FOR BOTH

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All ages welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Fees are applied per person.

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. Cloud date is January 14. Register by January 9. 106011008-01 1/13 Fri 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Walker Nature Center All Ages $6 $8

Reptiles Up Close

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Meet the Nature Center’s resident reptiles, including a box turtle and a corn snake. Get up close to some interesting reptilian artifacts and learn about Reston’s reptiles. Register by January 19. 106011008-02 1/22 Sun 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Walker Nature Center All Ages $5 $7

Audubon Photography Awards Show Open House

Bringing the joy of birds to us, this traveling exhibit features 12 large-scale photographic prints. Nine are the award-winning and runner-up photos. Three have been selected from the gallery of top 100 photos. The photos cover a range of species

and geographic locations. There will be light refreshments, short bird walks and hands-on bird activities. The exhibition will be on display through February 14. Cosponsored by Audubon Society of Northern Virginia. 106011300-02 1/29 Sun 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Walker Nature Center All Ages Free

Winter Poetry

Enjoy an evening of poetry sharing and writing around the Nature House hearth. Feel the warmth of the fire, sip a hot beverage and let your inner writer embrace the season. Participants are encouraged to bring a poem to share, listen to some Nature Center favorites and write a simple poem to take home. Inspiration provided. Register by February 14. 106011008-03 2/17 Fri 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Walker Nature Center Adults & Age 10+ $6 $8

Raptor Exploration

Meet a wildlife rehabilitator from the Raptor Conservancy and see some live raptors up close. Then go for a walk to see old raptor nest sites and learn where and what to look for as evidence of new nest activity. Register by March 1. 106011008-04 3/4 Sat 10:30 am - 12:00 pm Walker Nature Center All Ages $7 $9

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Above: Osprey photographed by Dick Dickinson 2016 Professional Winner

WHEN: January 28 – February 14

Mondays & Wednesdays -Fridays 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Saturdays 10:00 am - 1:00 pm Sundays 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

WHERE: Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive EVENTS:

Film: John James Audubon & the Birds of America Friday, January 27, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Adults Only. Reservations required. Free, $5 suggested donation Awards Show Open House Sunday, January 29, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Free for All Ages. Refreshments and activities. Cosponsored by Audubon Society of Northern Virginia and Friends of Reston

CONTACT naturecenter@reston.org or 703-476-9689

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NATURE ALL AGES

All ages welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Fees are applied per person.

Spring Bulb Containers

Fill your home with the beauty and fragrance of the season naturally. Revel in the coming of spring by planting beautiful bulbs that will blossom indoors. Learn which bulbs to plant in containers, how to care for them and take home a planter to watch grow. All supplies included. Register by March 23. 106011012-01 3/26 Sun 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Walker Nature Center All Ages $7 $9

Parents’ Night Out: St. Paddy’s Day

Parents: Enjoy a night to yourselves while your kids have a blast at the Nature Center. Kids: Green is the theme for this night of fun. Make a green craft and mix together a snack made up of green-colored foods. Go on a night hike and look for leprechauns hiding along the trails. Play some group games and end the night by watching cartoons starring our favorite animal characters.

106131010-01 3/17 Fri 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm Walker Nature Center Register by March 14. $15 $20 PRICES ARE LISTED FOR BOTH

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

Nature Fools’ Day

Animals can play all kinds of tricks on one another. Discover who uses camouflage to hide in plain sight. Learn why some animals mimic others in sound or sight. Look at photo examples of animal “foolery” and take a short hike to see what we can find around the Nature Center building and paths. Register by March 29. 206011008-05 4/1 Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 pm Walker Nature Center All Ages $5 $7

Earth Day Project

Celebrate Earth Day by digging in to spruce up the Nature Center with new plantings and fresh woodchipped trails. Individuals, families and companies are encouraged to participate. Children must be supervised by adults at all times. Register by April 10. Groups with more than five people, contact habrock@ reston.org or 703-435-7986. 206011202-01 4/17 Mon 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Walker Nature Center Adults and Children 5+ FREE  

BABES IN THE WOODS

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

Snow Time

Take an up close look at snow. Make our own snowflakes then build edible snowmen and snowflake treats with marshmallows. Register by January 4. 106111001-01A 1/9 Mon 10:00 am - 11:00 am Walker Nature Center Ages 18-35 months $7 $9 106111001-01B 1/10 Tue 10:00 am - 11:00 am Walker Nature Center Ages 18-35 months $7 $9

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Shadow Play

Have you seen your shadow lately? Play with light and shadow. See how shadow hand puppets can form your favorite animals. Can a groundhog really predict the coming of spring by looking for his shadow? Make a shadow craft and enjoy a snack that might be served for Punxsutawney Phil, the most famous groundhog of all. Register by February 3. 106111001-02A 2/6 Mon 10:00 am - 11:00 am Walker Nature Center Ages 18-35 months $7 $9 106111001-02B 2/7 Tue 10:00 am - 11:00 am Walker Nature Center Ages 18-35 months $7 $9

Nature Shapes

There are all kinds of shapes to be found in nature. Look for circles in trees, triangles on birds and square-shaped rocks. Make a shape bracelet that will help you on our hike. Eat a snack of different shapes, too. Register by March 2. 106111001-03A 3/6 Mon 10:00 am - 11:00 am Walker Nature Center Ages 18-35 months $7 $9

106111001-03B 3/7 Tue 10:00 am - 11:00 am Walker Nature Center Ages 18-35 months $7 $9

Little Sprouts

The perfect time to teach little ones about plant life is now. This simple kid’s science project is a hands-on way to show kids what really happens to seeds buried in the earth. Grow seeds with toddlers and explore the wonders of life. Go on an adventure to look for new plants and share a themed snack. Register by March 31. 206111001-04A 4/3 Mon 10:00 am - 11:00 am Walker Nature Center Ages 18-35 months $7 $9 206111001-04B 4/4 Tue 10:00 am - 11:00 am Walker Nature Center Ages 18-35 months $7 $9

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Sat, May 6, 1 – 5 pm

(rain or shine) Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive All Ages Welcome. FREE Entertainment

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

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NATURE

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

PRESCHOOL HAPPENINGS

Planning a Birthday Party?

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

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.

Winter Nature Sleuths

Winter is the perfect time to investigate the animals that are active year-round. Tracks let us know when animals are nearby, even if we don’t see them. Take a short hike to see what activity we can observe. Test your tracking skills, listen to a story and make a tracking craft to take home. Register by January 11. 106121008-01 1/14 Sat 10:30 am - 11:30 am Walker Nature Center Ages 3-5 $6 $8

Dr. Seuss’s Birthday Party

Come to a birthday party for Dr. Seuss, one of America’s favorite children’s authors. Did you know that Dr. Seuss based many of his characters on his memories of trips to the zoo? See how his imaginative stories were often inspired by nature. Create your own extraordinary creatures and celebrate with a birthday treat and Trufulla trees. Register by February 27. 106121008-03A 3/2 Thu 10:00 am - 11:00 am Walker Nature Centerr Ages 3-5 $7 $9 106121008-03B 3/2 Thu 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Walker Nature Center Ages 3-5 $7 $9

Mr. Grass Head Creations Homegrown Valentines

Make one of a kind Valentine’s Day cards using natural objects. Simple items from the garden or the kitchen can create surprising shapes and patterns. Play an animal matching game, enjoy a special red treat, and sing a festive song to celebrate the holiday. Register by February 11. 106121008-02A 2/14 Tue 10:00 am - 11:00 am Walker Nature Center Ages 3-5 $7 $9 106121008-02B 2/14 Tue 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Walker Nature Center Ages 3-5 $7 $9

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Growing grass heads is a fun way for kids to celebrate spring with their own patch of green grass. Take a nature walk to find the first signs of the greening of the season. Read a story about spring and decorate a grass head planter to take home. Register by April 10. 206121008-04A 4/13 Thu 10:00 am - 11:00 am Walker Nature Center Ages 3-5 $7 $9 206121008-04B 4/13 Thu 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Walker Nature Center Ages 3-5 $7 $9

Choose from the following themes:

Nature Detectives Ages 3-7

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

Dinosaurs Ages 3-9

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

Nature Crafts Ages 3-12

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

Campfire Fun Ages 7-12

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

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

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

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CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS

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

Wingspan Winners

Compare your wingspan to some of Reston’s largest birds. How do you measure up? Turkey, hawks, owls, herons, eagles and ospreys have all been seen in Reston. Examine an owl skull, stand next to a Great Blue Heron and see a turkey wing as you explore Reston’s big birds. Register by January 17. 106131008-01 1/20 Fri 10:30 am - 11:30 am Walker Nature Center Ages 5-12 $5 $7

Gourmet Treats for Birds

Cook up some creative treats for the feathered friends in your neighborhood. The Nature House confectioner shop is open. Put on your hairnet and gloves and prepare to dive into the gooey, gritty world of bird food. Learn how to recognize your hungry diners by their colors and calls. Register by February 22. 106131012-01 2/25 Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 pm Walker Nature Center Ages 5-12 $6 $8

Earth Day Fun

Celebrate our big blue planet at this carnival style Earth Day program. Activities will include recycling games and craft making. Register by April 19. 206131008-02 4/22 Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 pm Walker Nature Center Ages 5-12 $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/person (min. charge $50) $7/person (min. charge $70)

Campfire Programs

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

Service Projects

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

Call 703-476-9689 and press 3 or email naturecenter@reston.org for details and reservations. PRICES ARE LISTED FOR BOTH

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

ADULT PROGRAMS

BRUSH CHIPPING

Ages 18 and older. Fees are applied per person.

Free

Organic Gardening

Organic gardening uses landscape design and the environment to maximize the health and the development of plants and soil without the use of commercial pesticides and fertilizers. Learn about this method of sustainable gardening, and bring your questions. Registration required by March 7. 106201006-01 3/9 Thu 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Walker Nature Center 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 hard-bound volume. ON SALE for $20 at Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive

BIRD WALKS

Free. Adults. No registration required.

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

February Bird Walk: Reston's Lakes & Waterfowl Tour

Sunday, February 19 8:00 - 11:00 am Location: Park near the Lake Newport tennis courts, 11452 Baron Cameron Avenue, located off Brown’s Chapel Road. Meet at Lake Newport and then caravan to Reston’s other lakes.

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March Bird Walk: Sunrise Valley Wetlands & Polo Fields Sunday, March 19 7:30 am - 10:30 am Location: Sunrise Valley Wetlands — 12700 Sunrise Valley Drive Drive. Park on the left (west) side of the office building.

Early April Bird Walk: Lower Glade Stream Valley

Sunday, April 9 7:30 am - 10:30 am Location: Park on Glade Drive near Twin Branches Road

Late April Bird Walk: Twin Branches Nature Trail

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

All proceeds from the book sales go to the Walker Nature Center.

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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.

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

Dates & Sites: January 21-22 Lake Audubon Pool February 18-19 Central Services Facility March 18-19 Lake Audubon Pool April 15-16 Central Services Facility May 20-21 Lake Audubon Pool

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NATURE HOUSE 5K RUN & WALK Saturday, April 8, 8 am Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive Adult $25 prior to April 1 $30 regular Children $15 prior to April 1 $20 regular Register at www.active.com or in person starting at 7:00 a.m. on race day. Get into nature on one of the most scenic courses in the area. There will be lots of prizes, music and refreshments following the race. LEED Gold certified by the U.S. Green Building Council, Nature House is the home of environmental education in Reston. Funds raised will support facility enhancements, educational displays and exhibits. Funds go to Friends of Reston, the 501(c)(3) organization, which led the capital campaign to create Nature House. Donations above and beyond the race entry fees are tax deductible.

Volunteers needed. Contact habrock@ reston.org or call 703-435-7986.

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NATURE ENVIRONMENTAL FILM SERIES

FREE. $5 suggested donation. All films start on the last Friday of the month. Registration is requested, unless otherwise noted. Visit www.restonwebtrac.org or contact naturecenter@reston. org, 703-476-9689, ext.5. Cosponsored by Friends of Reston

John James Audubon & the Birds of America

A visionary in frontier America, Audubon is the godfather of today’s conservation movement. This is the story of a rare man and his obsession with the wild creatures he loved. His work influenced generations of nature lovers, including Thoreau and Teddy Roosevelt. Following the film, there will be a sneak peek at the Audubon Photography Awards Show exhibition. Cosponsored by the Audubon Society of Northern Virginia and Friends of Reston. Registration required by January 24. 106201051-01 1/27 Fri 7:00 pm Walker Nature Center Adult Free

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

Hometown Habitat

This documentary shows how and why native plants are critical to the survival and vitality of local ecosystems. Entomologist Doug Tallamy sounds the alarm on the misuse of non-native plants in landscaping as well as habitat and species loss, showing how each individual has the power to conserve resources, restore wildlife habitat and bring beauty to their patch of earth. 106201051-03 3/31 Fri 7:00 pm Walker Nature Center Adult Free

This Changes Everything

An epic attempt to re-imagine the vast challenge of climate, this film presents seven groups on the frontlines of environmental struggles from India to Montana and Alberta to Beijing. Inspired by Naomi Klein’s international non-fiction bestseller, Klein builds to an exciting idea that we can seize the crisis of climate change and transform our failed economic system into something radically better. 206201051-04 4/28 Fri 7:00 pm Walker Nature Center Adult Free

Can You Dig This

Four unlikely gardeners in South Los Angeles discover what happens when they put their hands in the soil. See how the urban gardening movement is taking root, transforming neighborhoods and changing lives in the process. These "gangster gardeners" have created an inspirational oasis in the middle of one of the most notoriously dangerous places in America. 206201051-05 5/26 Fri 7:00 pm Walker Nature Center Adult Free

True Cost

This groundbreaking investigation of fast fashion reveals that while the price of clothing has been decreasing for decades, the human and environmental costs have grown dramatically. Filmed in countries all over the world, from the brightest runways to the darkest slums, and featuring interviews with the world's leading influencers. Who really pays the price for our clothing? 106201051-02 2/24 Fri 7:00 pm Walker Nature Center Adult Free

Mission Blue

Legendary oceanographer Dr. Sylvia Earle is on a mission to save our oceans. Part actionadventure, part expose of an eco-disaster, this Emmy award winning film follows her campaign to save the world's oceans from threats such as overfishing and toxic waste. Her vision includes establishment of Hope Spots — special places vital to the health of the ocean, the blue heart of our planet. Watch as her dream team races around the world to defend them. 206201051-06 6/30 Fri 7:00 pm Walker Nature Center Adult Free

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

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PROHIBITED PLANTS IN RESTON

Banned Invasives

The banned Invasive plants species that cannot be planted in Reston include:

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

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

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

Additional banned plants can be found at http://www. dcr.virginia.gov/naturalheritage/invsppdflist.

Reston’s Arbor Day

Calling volunteers of all ages! 106011201-01 Friday, March 24, 9:30 a.m.–Noon Location: TBD To volunteer: http://bit.ly/2017NatureHouse5K Children 6-12 must be accompanied by an adult.

If you would like to volunteer to help control invasive plants in Reston, contact Ha Brock via email at habrock@reston.org.

GARDEN PLOTS

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

Reston is a Tree City USA as certified by the National Arbor Day Foundation. Join us as we: ƒƒ Plant native trees and shrubs. ƒƒ Learn about Reston’s trees and shrubs as well as proper tree and shrub planting and care. ƒƒ Show our appreciation for trees. A special Arbor Day presentation and flag-raising ceremony will take place at 11:45 a.m., followed by a free pizza lunch for volunteers. Special guests will include Jim McGlone of the Virginia Department of Forestry. For more information or to volunteer, contact Ha Brock, RA volunteer supervisor, at 703435-7986 or email habrock@reston. org. Perfect for mid-size corporate groups, gardeners, families, scout groups and students who need community service hours.

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POOL & TENNIS PASSES

Save Time and Money

Purchase your 2017 Pool & Tennis passes on or before March 1 and receive a 20 percent discount (adult and child passes only). Discount available to all RA property owners and renters. PASS DISCOUNTED PRICE

Adult (18 and older) $22.40 Children $8

POOL & TENNIS PASSES FOR RA MEMBERS Pool & Tennis Pass Adults, 18 + Children, ages 1-17

BUYING YOUR PASS Online Purchase ƒƒ

$28 $10

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Tennis Key Tag

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

Bring a Guest

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

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Pre-Paid Punch Pass

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

One-day Guest Pass

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

RESTON ASSOCIATION

12001 Sunrise Valley Drive Reston, VA 20191

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

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

Walk-in Purchase at Member Services ƒƒ

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

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

HOURS OF OPERATION Monday-Friday

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

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

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

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

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

EARLY BIRD Buy your passes on or before March 1 for a $50 discount on ‘Pool & Tennis’ options or a $20 discount on ‘Tennis Only’ options

PASS OPTIONS

TENNIS ONLY

POOL & TENNIS

DESCRIPTION

Individual Pass

$260

$370

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

Family Pass

$360

$530

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

GUEST OPTIONS

TENNIS ONLY

POOL & TENNIS

One-day Admission

$10

$10 Adult $5 Child

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

Five-punch Admission

$40

$40 Adult $20 Child

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

Season-long

$50

$50

DESCRIPTION

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

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

$50

Family

$100

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

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

ADULT EVENTS

CHILDREN’S EVENTS

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Wine & Design Painting Party

Looking to uncork an unknown talent? Bring a friend or come meet a new one. Unleash your creative side, and join us for an evening of wine & painting. Paint, canvas, brushes Senior Movie Day and a glass of wine will be Ages 55 years and older The Reston Association, in It’s a Pirate Parrrrty provided while our experienced cooperation with Reston Town Ahoy, me Hearties! Ye all be instructor guides you step by Center Bow-Tie Cinemas, invited fer a pirate parrrrty! step through the process. At presents, "Meet Me at the This Pirate Adventure will the end of the night, take home Movies". Join us on the fourth transform your child into a your masterpiece. Don’t worry, Wednesday of each month, pirate, complete with dressno experience is necessary. except in November and up, and allow them to take You must cancel 72 hours in December when they are the part in a real treasure hunt on advance to receive a credit. third Wednesday due to the land. Enjoy crafts, games & fun 107201017-01 2/25 holidays. Refreshments are activities. Must cancel 72 hours Sat 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm provided and door prizes in advance to receive a refund. Walker Nature Center are distributed prior to the 107131011-01 2/21 Ages 21+ $45 $56 movie. Movies follow Fairfax Tue 10:30 am - 11:30 am County Public Schools for Reston Association Bike to Work Day… Senior Social: Luau winter weather cancellations. Headquarters Ages Reston Pit Stop Theme If schools are delayed, the 3-5 $8 $12 Reston Association invites you Let the good times roll. Join movie will go on as scheduled. to join more than 500 local us for a celebration of good If schools are closed, the Hello Spring! commuters for a celebration of times, friends and fun. Plan movie is cancelled. Spring has sprung! Come on bicycling as a clean, fun, and your calendar, socialize and Featuring - The Hollars 1/25 out and enjoy a spring craft, healthy way to get to work. enjoy light refreshments while Featuring - Sully 2/22 springtime themed games and Register and meet us at location learning about upcoming 55+ Featuring - Inferno 3/22 a fun, furry, feathery friend TBD from 6:30-9 am to receive trips, classes, and events. Wear Wed Doors open: 9:15 am surprise at the end of the a free T-shirt, enjoy light your favorite luau themed Showtime: 10:00 am program. Please be prepared refreshments, and be entered attire and be entered to win Bow Tie Cinemas to enjoy the program outside. into a raffle for a free bicycle. the Best Dressed contest. Ages 55+ FREE Must cancel 72 hours in This event is cosponsored by advance to receive a refund. Registration Opens in March@ Reston Community Center 207121020-01 4/12 www.biketoworkmetrodc.org and Reston Association. Wed 10:30 am - 11:30 am Registration required. 207201302-01 5/19 107221015-01 1/24 207121020-02 4/12 Fri 6:30 am - 9:00 am Tue 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm Wed 1 pm - 2 pm Location: TBD Reston Community Center at Adult FREE Hunters Woods North Hills Pavilion – N. Village Ages 55+ FREE Rd & Hollow Timber Way Ages 3-5 $8 $12

55+ EVENTS

TO REGISTER FOR EVENTS, VISIT WWW.RESTON.ORG OR CALL 703-435-6577. PRICES ARE LISTED FOR BOTH

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COMMUNITY YARD SALE SATURDAY, MAY 13 (RAIN DATE: MAY 14) 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM 1902 CAMPUS COMMONS DRIVE, RESTON

REGISTRATION OPENS MARCH 1

Go to www.restonwebtrac.org to register. Activity: 207201304-01

$34/RA MEMBERS, BOOTH SPACE, $44/NON-MEMBERS, BOOTH SPACE

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

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SPECIAL EVENTS 55+ EVENTS Ages 55 years and older

Jigsaw Puzzle & Lunch

Senior Social: St. Patrick’s Day Style

It's never too early to celebrate the luck o' the Irish. This social event is celebrating St. Patrick's Day. Spend the afternoon with friends while enjoying traditional Irish fare and beautiful Irish music and entertainment. Plan your social calendar while you learn about upcoming 55+ trips, classes, and events. This event is co-sponsored by Reston Community Center and Reston Association. Registration required. 107221015-02 3/15 Wed 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm Reston Community Center at Hunters Woods Ages 55+ $5 $10

Do you like to put together jigsaw puzzles? Join us for this fun event. You will be doing a Reston themed puzzle to see how much you can finish in the time allotted. Enjoy coffee and conversation while doing one of America's favorite past times. Lunch will be provided. Registration required. 107221008-01 2/23 Thu 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Reston Association Headquarters Ages 55+ $11 $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. You must cancel 72 hours in advance to receive a refund. 107221002-01 3/7 Tue 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Reston Association Headquarters Ages 55+ $10 $14

Write your Memories into Memoirs

Whether you are just beginning or already writing your memoirs, this eight-week class focuses on turning life experiences into an engaging story. You will discuss different writing topics each week in a supportive and lively setting. All you need is a serious desire to write, the willingness to share your personal journey and the ability to put your thoughts on paper. At the end, your stories may be bound as a book for you to keep. Give the priceless gift of legacy to your children, grandchildren and future generations. Class size is limited to eight. Registration required. 10722100901 3/30-5/25 (no class 5/11) Thu 10:00 am - 12:30 pm Reston Association Headquarters Ages 55+ $75 $85

Learn to Ride the Bus and Metro

Become familiar with the regional transit systems through an innovative transportation experience. Ride the MATT (Mobile Accessible Travel Training) bus which is a hands-on learning experience. Learn “travel training” tips — by learning to read bus schedules and route maps, learning how to determine and pay fares, how to signal the driver to stop, as well as other bus travel skills. The bus will stop at the Silver Line where participants will learn how to determine the fare and purchase Metrorail fare cards, load a provided SmarTrip card, read the rail system map and board the train to travel by rail. Registration is required. 107221009-02 4/11 Tue 10:00 am - 1:30 pm Reston Association Headquarters Ages 55+ FREE

TO REGISTER FOR EVENTS, VISIT WWW.RESTON.ORG OR CALL 703-435-6577. PRICES ARE LISTED FOR BOTH

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55+ TRIPS & TOURS Ages 55 years and older

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Reston Association’s 55+ Advisory Committee will take a variety of trips this year to locations such as the Kennedy Center, DC museums, theaters and local places of interest. Join us as we have fun visiting the area’s hot spots. For upcoming trip dates, details or to get on our trip mailing list, contact Ashleigh@ reston.org or 703-435-6577.

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Trip to Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races

Trip to the National Gallery of Art

55+ ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Join us for an evening at the race track to enjoy live thoroughbred horse racing, This committee, established by the Reston Association, play the new table games advises the board on how to enhance the general welfare including blackjack and poker and well-being of the Association’s Senior Adults (55 and or just come to enjoy a nice over) through the promotion and support of Association dinner overlooking the horses. programs and leisure services. We are looking for NEW Participants will receive a $15 ideas and FRESH perspectives. Give something back to your worth of slot play upon arrival. community by volunteering your time and join this 207221605-01 4/6 Thu 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm active RA committee. Bus pick-up times & locations: 3:00 pm Hunters Woods Shopping Center (Ledo Pizza) 3:15 pm Thoreau Place, 1951 Sagewood Lane 3:30 pm Lake Anne Plaza parking lot Ages 55+ $34 $40

Join us for a chartered bus trip to the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC. View some of the world’s greatest masterpieces of modern and contemporary art in the newly renovated East Wing. Take a one-hour guided tour then take some time to see the exhibits on your own and shop in the museum gift store. Lunch is available for purchase in the museum café. Contact Ashleigh at 703435-6577 to register. 1/12 Thu 8:30 am - 2:30 pm Bus pick-up times & locations: 8:30 am Hunters Woods Shopping Center (Ledo Pizza) 8:45 am Thoreau Place, 1951 Sagewood Lane 9:00 am Lake Anne Plaza parking lot Ages 55+ $29 $34

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

TO REGISTER FOR EVENTS, VISIT WWW.RESTON.ORG OR CALL 703-435-6577. PRICES ARE LISTED FOR BOTH

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TENNIS 10 AND UNDER

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

2081009011F1 4/7-5/12 Fri 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm Northshore Tennis Courts Ages 3-4 $105 $115 2081009012F1 5/19-6/23 Fri 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm Northshore Tennis Courts Ages 3-4 $105 $115 2081009011G1 4/8-5/13 Sat 9:00 am - 9:45 am Northshore Tennis Courts Ages 3-4 $105 $115 2081009012G1 5/20-6/24 Sat 9:00 am - 9:45 am Northshore Tennis Courts Ages 3-4 $105 $115 2081009011G2 4/8-5/13 Sat 10:00 am - 10:45 am Northshore Tennis Courts Ages 3-4 $105 $115 2081009012G2 5/20-6/24 Sat 10:00 am - 10:45 am Northshore Tennis Courts Ages 3-4 $105 $115

Munchkins Tennis

This exciting new play format for learning tennis is designed to bring kids into the game by utilizing specialized equipment, shorter court dimensions and modified scoring — all tailored to age and size. Kids enjoy a fun, motivating introduction to tennis, emphasizing fun and play. It’s the fast, fun way to get kids into tennis and keep them playing. Parents or guardians must be present and join in the fun. Once a week for six weeks. Session 1: April 4-May 13 Session 2: May 19-June 24 2081009011B1 4/4-5/9 Tue 10:00 am - 10:45 am Northshore Tennis Courts Ages 3-4 $105 $115 2081009012B1 5/16-6/20 Tue 10:00 am - 10:45 am Northshore Tennis Courts Ages 3-4 $105 $115

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Aces

This exciting new play format for learning tennis is designed to bring kids into the game by utilizing specialized equipment, shorter court dimensions and modified scoring — all tailored to age and size. Kids enjoy a fun, motivating introduction to tennis, emphasizing fun and play. It’s the fast, fun way to get kids into tennis and keep them playing. We encourage a parent or guardian to join in the fun to make this class a success. To be enrolled in Aces II, you must have completed Aces I. Once a week, for six weeks. Session 1: April 4-May 13 Session 2: May 16-June 24 (No classes Memorial Day or July 4th weekend) RA MEMBERS AND

Aces I (ages 5-7)

Aces II (ages 5-8)

2081009022B1 5/16-6/20 Tue 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Northshore Tennis Courts Ages 5-7 $115 $125

2081009032C1 5/16-6/20 Wed 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Northshore Tennis Courts Ages 5-8 $115 $125

2081009021F1 4/7-5/12 Fri 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Northshore Tennis Courts Ages 5-7 $105 $115

2081009031F1 4/7-5/12 Fri 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Northshore Tennis Courts Ages 5-8 $105 $115

2081009022F1 5/19-6/23 Fri 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Northshore Tennis Courts Ages 5-7 $115 $125

2081009032F1 5/19-6/23 Fri 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Northshore Tennis Courts Ages 5-8 $115 $125

2081009021G1 4/8-5/13 Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 am Northshore Tennis Courts Ages 5-7 $115 $125

2081009031G1 4/8-5/13 Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 pm Northshore Tennis Courts Ages 5-8 $115 $125

2081009021G2 4/8-5/13 Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 am Northshore Tennis Courts Ages 5-7 $115 $125

2081009032G1 5/20-6/24 Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 pm Northshore Tennis Courts Ages 5-8 $115 $125

2081009021B1 4/4-5/9 Tue 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Northshore Tennis Courts Ages 5-7 $115 $125

2081009031C1 4/4-5/9 Wed 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Northshore Tennis Courts Ages 5-8 $115 $125

2081009022G1 5/20-6/24 Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 am Northshore Tennis Courts Ages 5-7 $115 $125 2081009022G2 5/20-6/24 Sat 10:00 am - 11:00am Northshore Tennis Courts Ages 5-7 $115 $125

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ORANGE BALL FUTURES

2081009051G1 4/1-5/6 Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 am Autumnwood Tennis Courts Ages 8-12 $135 $145

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

2081009051G2 4/1-5/6 Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 pm Autumnwood Tennis Courts Ages 8-12 $135 $145

Orange Ball Futures I (ages 7-10)

2081009052G1 5/13-6/17 Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 am Autumnwood Tennis Courts Ages 8-12 $135 $145

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

2081009052G2 5/13-6/17 Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 pm Autumnwood Tennis Courts Ages 8-12 $135 $145

Level Two (ages 8-12)

Once a week for six weeks. Session 1: April 7-May 12 Session 2: May 19-June 23 2081009081F1 4/7-5/12 Fri 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm Hook Road Tennis Courts Ages 7-10 $135 $145

2081009092J1 4/25-5/11 Tue & Thu 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm Hook Road Tennis Courts Ages 8-10 $188 $198

2081009082F1 5/19-6/23 Fri 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm Hook Road Tennis Courts Ages 7-10 $135 $145

2081009093J1 5/16-6/1 Tue & Thu 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm Hook Road Tennis Courts Ages 8-10 $188 $198

Orange Ball Futures II (ages 8-10)

2081009094J1 6/6-6/22 Tue & Thu 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm Hook Road Tennis Courts Ages 8-10 $188 $198

Orange dot ball. While this course will work on improving basic strokes, the emphasis will be on developing game tactics and strategy for match competition. There will be drills for footwork, shot preparation, and recovery. A third of every lesson will be devoted to match play. Twice a week for three weeks. Session 1: April 4-20 Session 2: April 25-May 11 Session 3: May 16-June 1 Session 4: June 6-June 22 2081009091J1 4/4-4/20 Tue & Thu 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm Hook Road Tennis Courts Ages 8-10 $188 $198

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JUNIOR TENNIS

This is RA’s Beginner and Advanced Beginner Lessons for ages 10-12 years old. These classes are intended kids still developing their technical abilities and ball recognition skills. Level One student’s is designed for students with little or no tennis experience. Players will learn proper grips, footwork patterns and correct swing technique for forehand, backhand, serve and volleys. Level Two will have heavy emphasis on ball control, hitting over the net with margin of error and learning to rally.

RA MEMBERS AND

Level One (ages 8-12)

Twice a week for three weeks. Session 1: April 3-19 Session 2: April 25-May 11 Session 3: May 16-June 1 (No classes Memorial Day, Memorial Day make-up class May 30) 2081009051J1 4/4-20 Tue & Thu 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Lake Newport Tennis Courts Ages 8-12 $135 $145 2081009052J1 4/25-5/11 Tue & Thu 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Lake Newport Tennis Courts Ages 8-12 $135 $145 2081009053J1 5/16-6/1 Tue & Thu 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Lake Newport Tennis Courts Ages 8-12 $135 $145 20810009054J1 6/6-6/22 Tue & Thu 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Lake Newport Tennis Courts $135 $145

Level One (ages 8-12)

This class is for players with little or no tennis background. Once a week for six weeks. Session 1: April 1- May 6 Session 2: May 13-June 17

Twice a week for three weeks. Session 1: April 3-19 Session 2: April 24-May 10 Session 3: May 15-May 31 Session 4: June 5-June 21 2081009061I1 4/3-4/19 Mon & Wed 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Lake Newport Tennis Courts Ages 8-12 $135 $145 2081009062I1 4/24-5/10 Mon & Wed 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Lake Newport Tennis Courts Ages 8-12 $135 $145 2081009063I1 5/15-5/31 Mon & Wed 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Lake Newport Tennis Courts Ages 8-12 $135 $145 2081009064I1 6/5-6/21 Mon & Wed 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Lake Newport Tennis Courts Ages 8-12 $135 $145

Level Two (ages 8-12)

Once a week for six weeks. Session 1: April 1-May 6 Session 2: May 13-June 24 2081009061G1 4/1-5/6 Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 am Autumnwood Tennis Courts Ages 8-12 $135 $145 2081009062G1 5/13-6/24 Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 am Autumnwood Tennis Courts Ages 8-12 $135 $145

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TENNIS TEEN TENNIS

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

Level One (ages 13-17)

This class is for players with little or no tennis background. Twice a week for three weeks Session 1: April 4-20 Session 2: April 25-May 11 Session 3: May 16-June 1 (No classes Memorial Day, Memorial Day class will have make up) Session 4: June 6-June 22 2081009111I1 4/4-4/20 Tue & Thu 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Shadowood Tennis Courts Ages 13-17 $135 $145 2081009112I1 4/25-5/11 Tue & Thu 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Shadowood Tennis Courts Ages 13-17 $135 $145 2081009113I1 5/16-6/1 Tues & Thu 6:00 pm -7:00 pm Shadowood Tennis Courts Ages 13-17 $135 $145 2081009114I1 6/6-6/22 Tue & Thu 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Shadowood Tennis Courts Ages 13-17 $135 $145

Level Two (ages 13-17) This class is for players who have started to rally and understand the correct stance and grips. Players should have completed level one at least twice unless RA instructor has approved moving up to level two.

Twice a week for three weeks. Session 1: April 4-20 Session 2: April 25-May 11 Session 3: May 16-June 1 (No classes Memorial Day, Memorial Day class will have make up.) Session 4: June 6-June 22 2081009121J1 4/4-4/20 Tue & Thu 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Shadowood Tennis Courts Ages 13-17 $135 $145 2081009122J1 4/ 25 - 5/11 Tue & Thu 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Shadowood Tennis Courts Ages 13-17 $135 $145 2081009123J1 5/16-6/1 Tue & Thu 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Shadowood Tennis Courts Ages 13-17 $135 $145 2081003124J1 6/6-6/22 Tue & Thu 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Shadowood Tennis Courts Ages 13-17 $135 $145

HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS INNOVATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

This is Reston Association’s highest level of play for juniors. This program is for rising high school players and those already in high school. This match play program will develop competitive skills for both singles and doubles play under actual match conditions. Emphasis will be on strategy, conditioning and footwork. Players must already be competitive to enter this program.

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Session 1: April 4-April 20 Session 2: April 25-May 11 Session 3: May 16-June 1 Session 4: June 6-June 22

2081009133J1 5/16-6/1 Tue & Thu 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm Autumnwood Tennis Courts Ages 11-15 $135 $145 2081009134J1 6/6-6/22 Tue & Thu 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm Autumnwood Tennis Courts Ages 11-15 $135 $145

2081009131J1 4/4-4/20 Tues & Thu 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm Autumnwood Tennis Courts Ages 11-15 $135 $145 2081009132J1 4/25-5/11 Tue & Thu 4:30 pm -5:30 pm Autumnwood Tennis Courts Ages 11-15 $135 $145

Twice a week for six weeks. Session 1: April 4-April 20 Session 2: April 25-May 11 Session 3: May 16-June 1 Session 4: June 6-June 22 2081009141J1 4/4-4/20 Tue & Thu 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm Autumnwood Tennis Courts Ages 12-17 $188 $198

2081009143J1 5/16-6/1 Tue & Thu 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm Autumnwood Tennis Courts Ages 12-17 $188 $198

2081009142J1 4/25-5/11 Tue & Thu 5:30 pm- 7:00 pm Autumnwood Tennis Courts Ages 12-17 $188 $198

2081009144J1 6/6-6/22 Tue& Thu 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm Autumnwood Tennis Courts Ages 12-17 $188 $198

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ADULT TENNIS

18 years and older.

Beginners

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

Advanced Beginners

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

Intermediate

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

2082009151J1 4/4-4/21 Tue & Thu 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Lake Newport Tennis Courts Ages 18+ $144 $154 2082009152I1 4/24-5/ 10 Mon & Wed 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm Lake Newport Tennis Courts Ages 18+ $144 $154 2082009152J1 4/25-5/11 Tue & Thu 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Lake Newport Tennis Courts Ages 18+ $144 $154 2082009153I1 5/15-6/31 Mon & Wed 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm Lake Newport Tennis Courts Ages 18+ $144 $154 2082009153J1 5/16-6/1 Tue & Thu 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Lake Newport Tennis Courts Ages 18+ $144 $154 2082009154I1 6/5-6/21 Mon & Wed 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm Lake Newport Tennis Courts Ages 18+ $144 $154 2082009154J1 6/6-6/22 Tue & Thu 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Lake Newport Tennis Courts Ages 18+ $144 $154

Advanced Beginners

Groups of three to six students meet with one instructor.

Beginners

Groups of three to six students meet with one instructor. Twice a week for three weeks. Session 1: April 3-20 Session 2: April 24-May 11 Session 3: May 15-June 1 (No classes Memorial Day, Memorial Day make-up class May 30) Session 4: June 5-June 22 2082009151I1 4 /3-4/19 Mon & Wed 8:00 pm- 9:00 pm Lake Newport Tennis Courts Ages 18+ $144 $154

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Twice a week for three weeks. Session 1: April 3-20 Session 2: April 24-May 11 Session 3: May 15-June 1 (No classes Memorial Day, Memorial Day make-up class May 30) Session 4: June 5-June 22 2082009161I1 4/3-4/19 Mon & Wed 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Lake Newport Tennis Courts Ages 18+ $144 $154 2082009161J1 4/4-4/20 Tue & Thu 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Lake Newport Tennis Courts Ages 18+ $144 $154 2082009162I1 4/24- 5/11 Mon & Wed 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Lake Newport Tennis Courts Ages 18+ $144 $154

RA MEMBERS AND

2082009162J1 4/25-5/11 Tue & Thu 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Lake Newport Tennis Courts Ages 18+ $144 $154

2082009171I1 4/3-4/19 Mon & Wed 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Lake Newport Tennis Courts Ages 18+ $144 $154

2082009163I1 5/15-6/1 Mon & Wed 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Lake Newport Tennis Courts Ages 18+ $144 $154

2082009171J1 4/4-4/20 Tue & Thu 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm Lake Newport Tennis Courts Ages 18+ $144 $154

2082009163J1 5/16-6/1 Tues & Thu 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Lake Newport Tennis Courts Ages 18+ $144 $154

2082009172I1 4/24-5/10 Mon & Wed 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Lake Newport Tennis Courts Ages 18+ $144 $154

2082009164I1 6/5-6/21 Mon & Wed 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Lake Newport Tennis Courts Ages 18+ $144 $154

2082009172J1 4/24-5/10 Tue & Thu 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm Lake Newport Tennis Courts Ages 18+ $144 $154

2082009164J1 6/6-6/22 Tue & Thu 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Lake Newport Tennis Courts Ages 18+ $144 $154

2082009173I1 5/ 15-5/31 Mon & Wed 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Lake Newport Tennis Courts Ages 18+ $144 $154

Intermediates

2082009173J1 5/16-6/1 Tue & Thu 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm Lake Newport Tennis Courts Ages 18+ $144 $154

Groups of three to six students meet with one instructor. Twice a week for three weeks. Session 1: April 3-20 Session 2: April 24-May 11 Session 3: May 15-June 1 (No classes Memorial Day, Memorial Day class will have make up.) Session 4: June 5-June 22

2082009174I1 6/5-6/21 Mon & Wed 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Lake Newport Tennis Courts Ages 18+ $144 $154 2082009174J1 6/6-6/22 Tue & Thu 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm Lake Newport Tennis Courts Ages 18+ $144 $154

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TENNIS ADULT TENNIS

18 years and older.

Beginners

Groups of three to six students meet with one instructor. Once a week for four weeks. Session 1: April 1-April 22 Session 2: April 29-May 20 Session 3: June 3-June 24 2082009151G1 4/1-4/22 Sat 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Autumnwood Tennis Courts Ages 18+ $144 $154 2082009152G1 4/29-5/20 Sat 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Autumnwood Tennis Courts Ages 18+ $144 $154 2082009153G1 6/3-6/24 Sat 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Autumnwood Tennis Courts Ages 18+ $144 $154

Adult Advanced Beginner

Groups of three to six students meet with one instructor. Once a week for four weeks. Session 1: April 6-April 27 Session 2: May 4-May 25 Session 3: June 1-June 22 2082009161D1 4/6-4/27 Thursday 10:30 am - 12:00 pm Hook Road Tennis Courts Ages 18+ $144 $154 2082009162D1 5/4-5/25 Thursday 10:30 am - 12:00 pm Hook Road Tennis Courts Ages 18+ $144 $154 2082009163D1 6/1-6/22 Thursday 10:30 am - 12:00 pm Hook Road Tennis Courts Ages 18+ $144 $154

Intermediate Advanced Beginners

Groups of three to six students meet with one instructor. Once a week for four weeks. Session 1: April 1-April 22 Session 2: April 29-May 20 Session 3: June 3-June 24 2082009161G1 4/1-4/22 Sat 10:30 am - 12:00 pm Autumnwood Tennis Courts Ages 18+ $144 $154 2082009162G1 4/29-5/20 Sat 10:30 am - 12:00 pm Autumnwood Tennis Courts Ages 18+ $144 $154

Once a week for four weeks. Session 1: April 1-April 22 Session 2: April 29-May 20 Session 3: June 3-June 24

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18 years and older.

Gold 2082008021C1 April Wed RA Tennis Courts Ages 18+ $25 $30

Greater Washington Tennis League

Northern Virginia Tennis League

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

2082009171G1 4/1-4/22 Sat 9:00 am - 10:30 am Autumnwood Tennis Courts Ages 18+ $144 $154

Teams: B-2, B-3, C-1 Women play at Lake Newport, Hook Road and Autumnwood on weekday mornings or travel to other area clubs.

2082009172G1 4/29-5/20 Sat 9:00 am - 10:30 am Autumnwood Tennis Courts Ages 18+ $144 $154

$25/person *$30/ person *Non-members must purchase an RA tennis membership to participate.

2082009173G1 6/3-6/24 Sat 9:00 am - 10:30 am Autumnwood Tennis Courts Ages 18+ $144 $154

Bronze 2082008021B1 April Tue Reston Courts Ages 18+ $25 $30 Pearls 2082008021B2 April Tue RA Tennis Courts Ages 18+ $25 $30

2082009163G1 6/3-6/24 Sat 10:30 am - 12:00 pm Autumnwood Tennis Courts Ages 18+ $144 $154 PRICES ARE LISTED FOR BOTH

ADULT TENNIS LEAGUES

RA MEMBERS AND

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

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

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Reston Team Tennis (RTT)

Reston Team Tennis, formally known as World Team Tennis, is one of our most popular leagues. There are 18 teams that play on Wednesday and Thursday nights. This is a social, yet competitive league. Please call the tennis office at 703-435- 6502 if you would like to join a team or start your own. Non-residents must purchase an RA Tennis Membership to participate. Format: Men’s & Women’s Singles and Men’s & Women’s Doubles and Mixed Doubles 3.0-3.5 2082008061C1 4/12 Wed 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm RA Tennis Courts $90 $95 (without Shirt) 3.0-3.5 2082008061C2 4/12 Wed 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm RA Tennis Courts $100 $105 (With Shirt)

Senior Round Robin

Still looking for competitive fun play? Join the senior inter-Reston league. The format will be doubles. For more information contact the tennis office 703-435-6534 Once a week for six weeks. Session 1: April 14-May 19 (Rain date May 26) Session 2: June 2-July 7 (Rain date July 14) 20822008071F1 4/14-5/19 Fri 9:00 am - 11:00 am Hook Road Tennis Courts Ages 55+ $20 $25 20822008072F1 6/2-7/7 Fri 9:00 am - 11:00 am Hook Road Tennis Courts Ages 55+ $20 $25

Mens Singles Ladder

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

4.0-4.5 2082008061D1 4/13 Thu 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm RA Tennis Courts $90 $95 (without Shirt) 4.0-4.5 2082008061D2 4/13 Thu 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm RA Tennis Courts $100 $105 (With Shirt)

DROP-IN TENNIS

Tuesday, 7-10 p.m., Lake Newport Tennis Courts: 1,2,5,6 *Drop-in tennis is for Reston Association Members and tennis members only. Non-members must purchase an RA tennis membership to participate. How it works: You must have your RA pass with you to participate. Bring a can of balls and your game. Doubles will be the format when people are waiting to play. Teams will play best of five games using NOAD scoring. The winning team will stay on the same court but will split and no longer be partners. Losing team will slide to the next court down where

a winning team will have split and will accept one player each. If the court next to you has not finished, you are asked to wait outside the court or on a bench. This format will continue until nobody is waiting to play. Once people are waiting to play, you are asked to go back to the five game NO-AD matches. Courts one and two should be used by players 3.5 and below when no line is present. Courts five and six should be used for 3.5 and above when no line is present. If court three has no lessons at 9 p.m., it will be reserved for drop-in tennis. Call the tennis office at 703-435-6502 for details.

THE 2017 US OPEN

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

TENNIS RATINGS

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

Come see all the players and all the storylines that play out in this year’s U.S. Open. Contact RA Tennis at tennis@reston.org or call 703-435-6502 for details about our same-day bus trip up to New York during the tournament’s first week for a day session on Thursday, August 31. $180/RA members, $195/Non-members Availability is limited, so contact us today.

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RA MEMBERS AND

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

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

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TENNIS KEY TAGS TENNIS INFO

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

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LIGHTED COURTS

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

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TENNIS LESSON GIFT

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


ROBERT TUCKER

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

NICK ORIS

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

MARK ELDER

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

JUAN FIGUEROA

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

CHUME BERTRAND

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

JIM ELDER

Jim has an Elite Professional Certification from the USPTA and is in his 20th year teaching for Reston. He is also the VP in charge of the Men's Division of the Northern Virginia Tennis League and has a leadership role in advancing Reston's USTA Junior Team Tennis programs. In 2014, he was ranked #4 in MidAtlantic singles for Men's 65s.

ROD PAOLINI

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

PETE STAPLES

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

HARMEN WARAICH

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

MARK STEEDS

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

KATHY REDDLE

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

BILL WOOD

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

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VOLUNTEER \ RESTON COMMUNITY OUTREACH \ GET INVOLVED VOLUNTEER RESTON

DO YOU NEED SERVICE HOURS FOR SCHOOL?

Volunteer Reston seeks to build a strong, healthy and engaged community by connecting volunteers of all ages with opportunities to serve in Reston. Our volunteers make an immeasurable impact, not only on RA, but to our community as a whole. The mission of Volunteer Reston is to enhance Reston Association’s services and programs by matching the varied talents of individuals and groups of all ages, interests and skill with a variety of engaging and challenging projects and endeavors. RA volunteers consist of people of a variety of skill levels and age groups, including citizens, corporate teams, faith based groups, college students, retirees, scouts and youth community service volunteers. Some of these volunteers have

been involved in Reston for many years. They participate in one-time and ongoing events, serve on the Board of Directors or advisory committees, while others return to the same events each year. Our volunteers all have one thing in common — they care about the Reston community.

CONNECT WITH VOLUNTEER RESTON ON SOCIAL MEDIA!

Oftentimes we find that individuals (such as middle and high school students) are required to perform a specified number of community service hours. If this is the case, then you may be able to complete up to eight hours of community service by working one of our special events, such as festivals, Habitat Heroes, and watershed cleanups, to name a few. We cannot guarantee that you'll be able to complete all of the hours you need during one special event. Each special event will have a limited number of spots available for volunteers, so it is very important you notify us well in advance of your desire to work a special event.

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

Reston’s Arbor Day

Calling volunteers of all ages! Friday, March 24, 9:30 a.m.–Noon Location: Several Sites in Reston To volunteer: http://bit.ly/2017ArborDay Children 6-12 must be accompanied by an adult.

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

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Reston is a Tree City USA as certified by the National Arbor Day Foundation. Join us as we: ƒƒ Plant native trees and shrubs. ƒƒ Learn about Reston’s trees and shrubs as well as proper tree and shrub planting and care. ƒƒ Show our appreciation for trees. A special Arbor Day presentation and flag-raising ceremony will take place at 11:45 a.m., followed by a free pizza lunch for volunteers. Special guests will include Jim McGlone of the Virginia Department of Forestry. For more information or to volunteer, contact Ha Brock, RA volunteer supervisor, at 703-435-7986 or email habrock@reston. org. Perfect for mid-size corporate groups, gardeners, families, scout groups and students who need community service hours.


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

Thursday, April 27, 6:30 – 9 pm

The Lake House, 11450 Baron Cameron Road

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

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VOLUNTEER \ RESTON COMMUNITY OUTREACH \ GET INVOLVED ENVIRONMENTAL WORK DESCRIPTION & FIELD SAFETY

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

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

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Poison Ivy: You will most likely work around poison ivy. The oil in poison ivy can cause a severe rash, especially if you are highly allergic to it. Staff will provide pre-andpost poison ivy wipes to help prevent poison ivy. Washing off with soap within three to four hours will prevent a rash from forming. Tools/Back Safety: Be aware of the tools you are using. Make sure you know the correct way to use and transport them. Keep space between you and other volunteers. Use your legs when lifting or pulling heavy vines/objects. Have fun.

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HABITAT HEROES PROJECTS

Our native trees, ferns and wildflowers are under attack by invasive plants like English ivy, Japanese honeysuckle and bamboo. We need heroes like you to join us in rescuing Reston’s beautiful parkland from these aggressive plants. These fast-growing, aggressive plants escape from people’s yards and threaten local ecosystems, taking away vital food and habitat from already stressed wildlife populations. 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! 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. RA will provide some tools, gloves, snacks and water. To volunteer go to: http://bit.ly/2017HabitatHeroes

Stop the Choking, Remove English Ivy

Saturday, March 25 Colts Neck Drive Natural Area We will stop the choking hazard that English ivy creates on the trees by pulling up the vines at the Colts Neck natural area. The ivy vines harbor mosquitos, reduce the health of trees and decrease plant diversity, decreasing the food source for wildlife. Please meet at the Hunters Woods pool parking lot. Volunteers will walk up the asphalt trail to the project site.

Earth Day Heroes at Wainwright*

Saturday, April 22 Celebrate Earth Day and help restore Reston’s natural areas by pulling garlic mustard, English ivy and yanking out burning bush. Volunteers will have their choice of invasive removal to help the long-term restoration project at the Wainwright Rec Area. Come prepared for a fun morning to celebrate Earth Day. *If you are participating in the Garlic Mustard Challenge, RA staff will weigh your bags of garlic mustard on site. See more information about the Challenge on page 113.


KIDS' TROUT FISHING DAY

Let’s Go Fishing

Ages: 2-12 March 18, 8 a.m. – Noon Location: Snakeden Branch Stream between Soapstone Drive and Lake Audubon. Registration: The 7-11 at Soapstone Drive. Park along Soapstone Drive, Glade Drive, and the Glade Pool parking lot. To sign up, go to: http://bit.ly/2017TroutFishingDay Snakeden Branch will be well stocked with hundreds of trout. All necessary equipment will be provided to make your day a success. Trout Unlimited members will help clean the

fish you catch. Registration is required.* Volunteers will be on hand to teach you how to bait, cast, hook and cook your freshly caught dinner. Please wear shoes that can get wet and muddy. No sandals. All kids must be accompanied by an adult. Teens and adults ages 16 and up who are helping must have a Virginia State Fishing License (freshwater only), available online at www. dgif.virginia.gov/. Adults are not permitted to fish during kids’ fishing time. Reston Kids’ Trout Fishing Day is made possible by a partnership with Wetland Studies and Solutions, Inc., Northern Virginia Trout Unlimited, Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, and Reston Association. Volunteers are needed to help kids learn how to fish and help filet the fish caught. To register, reserve a fishing rod for your child or to volunteer, contact Ha Brock at 703-4357986 or habrock@reston.org by March 15.

STREAM MONITORING

Winter monitoring ends Feb. 28. Spring Monitoring: March 1 April 30 Upcoming Dates: Saturday, February 11 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Saturday, March 11, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Sunday, April 23. 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. To sign up, go to: http://bit.ly/2017StreamMonitoring The areas around our streams are starting to thaw out, bringing with it plenty of macroinvertebrates to find. RA welcomes new volunteers to assist with stream monitoring at several locations throughout Reston. Get involved with a small team during all seasons to collect data and identify insects with the goal of assessing the health of Reston’s streams. Not only do you get to learn about Reston’s streams, it also provides an opportunity to make new friends.

Garlic Mustard Challenge

If interested or you want additional information, join our volunteer monitor email distribution list to receive notices of upcoming monitoring dates. Email William Peterson at wpeterson@reston.org with the message,“add me to the stream monitors list”to begin receiving emails. If none of the above dates work for you, Will is more than happy to have people help him with sites during the work week. For more information about volunteering, contact Ha Brock at 703-435-7986 or email habrock@reston.org.

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Start Weighing Your Garlic Mustard April 3 - July 24

Please join the Challenge by removing garlic mustard and win a prize. Garlic Mustard is an invasive plant brought from Europe for culinary recipes and quickly invades native areas. Each plant can produce thousands of seeds, helping it spread quickly while sending allelopathic chemicals into the soil that inhibit native plant growth. Garlic mustard is also linked to the decline of the West Virginia White butterfly. The only thing that can keep this plant from taking over is you, the Habitat Hero.

If you are interested in assisting with stream monitoring for more than one or two sessions, training and practice opportunities are offered by joining seasoned volunteers and RA staff. You can earn a stream monitoring certificate after successfully demonstrating your ability to identify macroinvertebrates. Each monitoring session consists of two to three hours. Any interest and commitment level is appreciated.

Who Can Join the Challenge?

Scouts, families, church groups, businesses, community organizations, school groups, groups of friends and individuals are encouraged to enter in a category: †† Individual †† Small Group (<10) †† Large Group (>10) †† Corporate

Attend RA’s Habitat Heroes from April through June and learn how to identify and pull garlic mustard. RA staff will weigh your bags at these events.

2. Pull, bag, weigh and keep track of the pounds. RA can also weigh the bags and keep track for you. Enter your pounds online: http://bit.ly/2hj5t2y 3.

Businesses, community organizations, scouts, school groups, etc. may also set up a special work day during a weekday to visit one of the many RA sites to pull garlic mustard with the help of RA staff.

Questions? Call 703-435-6552 or email pgreenberg@reston.org.

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VOLUNTEER \ RESTON COMMUNITY OUTREACH \ GET INVOLVED STORM DRAIN MARKING PROJECT

What can you do to protect our local streams, lakes and the Chesapeake Bay?

Participate in the Storm Drain Marking Project. Our storm drains prevent flooding of roads and neighborhoods by carrying rain and snowmelt away from streets and sidewalks. Unlike water from our taps and tubs, water flowing into our storm drains is not treated. Storm drains connect directly to our streams and empty into our lakes. Trash, pet waste, motor oil, paint and other materials dumped or washed into storm drains pollute our watersheds and ultimately, the Chesapeake Bay. Markers on each storm drain remind all of us to keep storm drains and our streams clean. Since there are over 4,000 storm drains in Reston, many

volunteers are needed to mark the storm drains and to help educate the community about the connection between the storm drains and our streams and lakes. Everybody is encouraged to participate. Many storm drains in Reston are on private roads. In order for volunteers to mark the drains, clusters need to grant permission first. Contact your local cluster board member and get your neighborhood involved today. The Storm Drain Marking Project in Reston is sponsored by the Fairfax County Department of Public Works and Environmental Services, the Northern VA Soil and Water Conservation District, the Virginia Department of Transportation-Northern VA District, and Reston Association. To get your project started or for more information, contact Nicki Bellezza at 703-435-6560, or Nicki@reston.org. Please note outdoor temperatures must be warmer than 40 degrees Fahrenheit in order to mark drains.

29TH ANNUAL POTOMAC RIVER WATERSHED CLEANUP Coordinated by the Alice Ferguson Foundation and Reston Association

All are invited. Saturday, April 8 9 a.m. – Noon (rain or shine) Please sign up by April 5. To volunteer go to: http://bit.ly/2017PWC Join thousands of volunteers in a multi-state effort as we do our part in cleaning up the Potomac Watershed. Reston Association is hosting several sites along Snakeden Branch and Colvin Run, two tributaries to the Potomac River. Come

NATURE HOUSE 5K

Saturday, April 8 @ Walker Nature Center Volunteer Hours: 7:30-9:30 a.m. To volunteer go to: http://bit.ly/2017NatureHouse5K Volunteers must be at least 14 years old.

The Walker Nature Education Center needs volunteers to help with the Nature House 5K. We need at least 15 Race Marshals to be positioned along the trail/pathway. Volunteers direct runners and walkers through the course, assist runners, and shout encouragement. There will be a mandatory volunteer orientation for Race Marshals on April 7 from 6-7 p.m. at the Walker Nature Center. For more information, contact Ha Brock, RA volunteer supervisor, at 703-435-7986 or e-mail habrock@reston.org.

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learn about our watersheds and see what “interesting” artifacts end up in our streams. Reston Sites: ƒƒ Snakeden Branch Upper – meet at Hunters Woods Village Center ƒƒ Snakeden Branch Middle – meet at Soapstone Drive ƒƒ Colvin Run – meet at Tall Oaks Pool ƒƒ Hidden Creek – meet at Unitarian Universalist Church off Wiehle Ave. Please wear sturdy shoes or boots and come prepared to get a little wet and dirty. Gloves and trash bags will be provided. Join us at Reston Community Center at Hunters Woods afterwards for a pizza lunch. For more information, contact Ha Brock at 703-435-7986 or habrock@reston.org.


CORPORATE TEAM BUILDING WITH A DIFFERENCE

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

Who We Are

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

Why partner with us?

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

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the event, if time permits. RA’s volunteer supervisor will work with you to design a volunteer experience that will have a major impact on those you serve while also making sure we stay aligned with your corporate philanthropic mission.

UNLIMITED OPPORTUNITIES

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

Boards & Committees

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

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

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

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

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

For more info see page 80 or contact Ha Brock at habrock@ reston.org.

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

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Corporate Team Building Service Projects

We offer smart, easy and impactful ways for your employees to get involved in the community, while building team camaraderie. We can do half-or full-day volunteer projects for your employees. We can even build custom projects tailored specifically to your companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s needs.

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

Small Group Project (3-10 People) Earth Day Project with Leidos

Medium Group Project (10-15 People) Community Cleanup with Bechtel

Large Group Project (25+ People) Beautification & Restoration Project with Deloitte

National Volunteering Days of Service Unite individuals, families, service clubs, businesses, schools, and faith-based organizations in volunteerism throughout the year. Join us for one or more signature volunteer events.

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Annual Events Sponsor and engage employees in a one-day special event such as MLK Day of Service (Jan.), Nature House 5K (Apr.), Spring Festival (May), Reston Multicultural Festival (Sept.) or the Halloween House & Trick-or-Treat Trail to benefit the Nature House (Oct.). RESTON | LIVE, WORK, PLAY AND GET INVOLVEDâ&#x201E;˘

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


FREE ADMISSION

Saturday, May 13 • 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. • Reston Association A one-stop shopping event for home improvement and more! Join us for food, music, kids tent events, and workshops. For exhibitor and sponsorship information, go to www.restonwebtrac.org and click on Search, then Service Search. Should you have any questions, contact Member Services at member_services@reston.org or 703-435-6530. WWW.RESTON.ORG | JANUARY 2017

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BOARD & GOVERNANCE \ ORGANIZATIONAL GOALS \ DIRECTORS BOARD ACTIONS OCTOBERDECEMBER 2016

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

October 6, 2016 Special Meeting

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

October 19, 2016 Special Meeting

ƒƒ Directed staff to incorporate the following directions in its final draft 2017 budget for public hearing: ˚˚ Fund the Repair & Replacement Reserve Fund with $2.9M in 2017, as recommended by the Fiscal Committee. ˚˚ Include all items on the list of Board Considerations in the 2017 Operating Budget except Roadway Maintenance and Board Governance, and cover the costs associated with the new Director of Capital Projects elsewhere in the budget. ˚˚ Commit $550,000 of Operating surplus toward funding the Repair & Replacement Reserve Fund. ˚˚ Use a proposed assessment rate of $698. ƒƒ Determined to hold two public hearings on the proposed 2017 Annual Assessment Rate at 6:30 pm on Monday, November 7, 2016 and Thursday, November 17, 2016.

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October 27, 2016 Regular Meeting

ƒƒ Adopted the October 27, 2016 Consent Calendar, including motions on the following: ˚˚ Adoption of meeting agenda ˚˚ Adoption of meeting minutes ˚˚ Approved the report of the Legal Committee and authorized action to be taken on the cases reviewed during its meeting of October 5, 2016. ˚˚ Approved the draft 2017 Board of Directors Election Schedule. ˚˚ Accepted the recommendation of the Elections Committee to appoint Intelliscan, Inc., as the Association’s Counting Agent to receive and tabulate the 2017 election ballots and to certify the results to the Reston Association Elections Committee. ˚˚ Approved the draft 2017 Board of Directors Meeting Calendar. ˚˚ Approved the request of Camp Sunshine, in coordination with the Lake Anne Merchants Association (LARCA), to hold its annual winter fundraiser, the “Polar Dip,” in Lake Anne on Saturday, February 11, 2017, subject to specific conditions. ˚˚ Approved Reston Runners’ (RR) request to use Reston Association (RA) trails and facilities for the 5th Annual Runners Marathon of Reston, to be held on Sunday April 9, 2017 in south Reston, subject to specific conditions. ˚˚ Committee appointments ƒƒ Directed staff to begin the process of undertaking sections 1, 2, and 4 of the proposed timeline for the referendum on improvements to Lake Newport Soccer Fields and

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come back to the Board with periodic updates between now and March, 2017. ƒƒ Approved the 2016-2017 work plan of the Multimodal Transportation Advisory Committee.

November 7, 2016 Special Meeting

ƒƒ No action was taken at this meeting.

November 17, 2016 Regular Meeting

ƒƒ Adopted the November 17, 2016 Consent Calendar, including motions on the following: ˚˚ Adoption of meeting agenda ˚˚ Adoption of meeting minutes ˚˚ Adopted Design Review & Covenants Administration Resolution 12; Inspection Process ˚˚ Committee appointments ƒƒ Approved the proposed 2017 Operating and Capital Repair & Replacement Amended Budget consistent with an assessment level of $719, and, with the use of surplus cash, establish the actual assessment rate to the members at $692.

ƒƒ Adopted the proposed amendments to Assessment & Finance Resolution 2; Assessment Rates & Collection Procedures Exhibit A thereby establishing a proposed base $692 Annual Assessment Rate, as well as Installment Plan Fees, Collection Fees, and respective due dates for 2017. ƒƒ Directed staff to allocate $550,000 in surplus dollars from the 2016 Operating Fund to the Repair and Replacement Reserve Fund for use on the Board Approved 2017 Capital Projects.

December 7, 2016 Special Meeting

ƒƒ Adjourned into executive session to discuss contractual matters related to the Tetra/ Lake House independent review.


MEET THE BOARD & OFFICERS | BOARDOFDIRECTORS@RESTON.ORG

Ellen Graves, President Apartment Ownersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Representative BODgraves@reston.org

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

Eve Thompson, Secretary At-Large Director BODthompson@reston.org

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

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

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

Julie Bitzer South Lakes District Director BODbitzer@reston.org

Ray Wedell At-Large Director BODwedell@reston.org

Jeff Thomas At-Large Director BODthomas@reston.org

Cate Fulkerson Chief Executive Officer cate@reston.org

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INFO & RESOURCES \ GUIDELINES \ FACILITIES \ MAP

Reston Association Common Area 1.

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

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

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

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Horseback riding shall be confined to designated bridle paths.

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

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

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

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

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

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


Fishing and Boating Guidelines Reston’s four man-made lakes — Anne, Thoreau, Audubon, and Newport — along with Reston’s two ponds — Bright and Butler — cover 125 acres and provide recreation and stormwater management for the community. While swimming and ice skating are not permitted, fishing, boating, wildlife watching, and lakeside picnicking are available to RA members and their guests. Fishing in Reston Fishing is allowed on all of Reston’s lakes and ponds from designated areas. Species of fish that may be caught include: largemouth bass, channel catfish, crappie, blue gill and sunfish. ƒƒ ƒƒ

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

Places to Fish

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

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

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

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

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

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Boats (jon boats, canoes, deck boats, sailboats, etc.) may be up to 18 feet long, and no more than 10 feet wide. One electric motor (no gas motors) up to three horsepower or the equivalent of 80 pounds of thrust may be used. Inflatables must have three separate compartments and sidewalls. All boats are required to have a wearable flotation device for each passenger on board. All boats left in the water between November 1 and March 31 require a permanent mooring permit.

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Only lakefront owners may permanently moor a boat on Reston’s lakes. Individual clusters or condo associations which own lakefront property have specific rules regarding mooring boats consistent with RA rules and regulations. For more information, see Resolution 2: Lake Use Access in the Governing Documents. If you see an abandoned boat floating around or you have lost your boat on our lakes, call Watershed Specialist Will Peterson at 703-435-6535 to help track it down.

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

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

Surf Reston

Surf Reston will help you enjoy the fastest growing paddlesport with attention to safety, fitness and the environment. Sessions are guided by certified instructors with no more than 5 paddlers per instructor. Join us for weekly sessions held primarily on Thursday evenings and weekends at Lake Anne, every other Wednesday at Lake Audubon, and monthly at Lake Newport and Lake Thoreau. Special requests for dates and times are available as well. MAKE YOUR RESERVATION AT WWW.SURFRESTON.COM

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

LAKE NEWPORT POOL (13)

RESTON ASSOCIATION HEADQUARTERS (22)

11950 WALNUT BRANCH ROAD

11601 LAKE NEWPORT ROAD

12001 SUNRISE VALLEY DRIVE 703-435-6530

AUTUMNWOOD TENNIS COURTS (1) 11950 WALNUT BRANCH ROAD

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

LAKE NEWPORT TENNIS COURTS (14)

COLTS NECK ROAD

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

11032 RING ROAD

11452 BARON CAMERON AVENUE

11400 RIDGE HEIGHTS ROAD

UPLANDS TENNIS COURTS (28)

LAKE THOREAU POOL (15)

SHADOWOOD POOL (24)

11032 RING ROAD

2040 UPPER LAKES DRIVE

2201 SPRINGWOOD DRIVE

UPPER LAKES TENNIS COURTS (29)

NEWBRIDGE POOL (16)

SHADOWOOD TENNIS COURTS (24)

UPPER LAKES DRIVE/SUNRISE VALLEY DRIVE

11450 GLADE DRIVE 703-476-9689

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

2201 SPRINGWOOD DRIVE

NEWBRIDGE TENNIS COURTS (16)

TALL OAKS POOL (25)

11718 GOLF COURSE SQUARE

12025 NORTH SHORE DRIVE

NORTH HILLS PICNIC PAVILION (17)

TEMPORARY ROAD PICNIC PAVILION (26)

1325 NORTH VILLAGE ROAD

TEMPORARY ROAD/NORTH SHORE DRIVE

DOGWOOD POOL (5) 2460 GREEN RANGE ROAD

WALKER NATURE CENTER (30)

UPLANDS POOL (28) RIDGE HEIGHTS POOL (23)

11768 GOLF COURSE SQUARE

COLTS NECK TENNIS COURTS (3)

THE LAKE HOUSE (27) 11450 BARON CAMERON AVENUE

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NORTH HILLS POOL (17) 1325 NORTH VILLAGE ROAD

GLADE POOL (6) 11550 GLADE DRIVE

NORTH HILLS TENNIS COURTS (17)

GLADE TENNIS COURTS (6)

1325 NORTH VILLAGE ROAD

11550 GLADE DRIVE

NORTH SHORE POOL (18)

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GOLF COURSE ISLAND POOL (7) 11301 LINKS DRIVE

HOOK ROAD TENNIS COURTS (8)

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HUNTERS WOODS PICNIC PAVILION (9)

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STEEPLECHASE DRIVE

HUNTERS WOODS POOL (10)

POLO FIELDS RECREATION AREA (19)

2501 RESTON PARKWAY

THUNDER CHASE DRIVE

LAKE ANNE TENNIS COURTS (11)

PONY BARN PICNIC PAVILION (20)

11301 NORTH SHORE DRIVE

TRIPLE CROWN/ STEEPLECHASE DRIVE

LAKE ANNE PICNIC PAVILION (11) 11301 NORTH SHORE DRIVE

RESTON ASSOCIATION CENTRAL SERVICES FACILITY (21)

LAKE AUDUBON POOL (12)

12250 SUNSET HILLS ROAD 703-437-7658

2070 TWIN BRANCHES ROAD

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