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RESTON RESTON ASSOCIATION QUARTERLY PUBLICATION

AUGUST 2016

TOGETHER, WE MAKE RESTON GREAT

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CONTENTS

INSIDE MEMBER SERVICES 52 54 55

Welcome to Reston Pool & Tennis Passes for RA Members Pool & Tennis Passes for Non-RA Members

PROGRAMS & EVENTS 56 Aquatics 62 Camps & Youth Development 63 Health & Wellness 64 Nature 74 Special Events 80 Tennis

GET INVOLVED 88 89 90 91 92 92 94

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BOARD AND GOVERNANCE 96 97

FEATURES

Cover: Junior Tennis Lesson Photographer: Sean Bahrami

PERSPECTIVES

08 The Lake House is Now

Open for Business! 10 Growing Up with Reston Association 12 Reston’s Coming of Age 14 Education in Reston 16 From the Mouths of Babes 18 Learning in the Digital Age

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The Art of Child’s Play

Have Bike Will Travel

For Children Growing Up in Reston, Public Art Is a Happy Playground.

RA’s paved paths give Reston kids the freedom to ride bikes to school, a friends' house, the pool and even the creek to catch frogs and fish!

BY JANET REMS

ON THE STREET 24 26

RCP Celebrating 50 years! RA's Lake House Community Building Opens 28 Back to School with Braces 30 Hiring the Right Contractor 32 Embracing Change

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BY KELLY WESTENHOFF

AROUND RESTON 42

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Reston’s Youth and Bob Simon’s Legacy Reston’s Lakes and Natural Activities Inspire A Restonian

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Facility Rental RA Community Building RA Common Area Fishing and Boating Facilities and Map

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Every year, RA staff and volunteers raise money so that all Reston children have an opportunity to play tennis and participate in RA’s many camps and programs.

Board Actions Board of Directors

INFO AND RESOURCES

Reston’s Tennis Community Gives Back

Volunteer this Fall Halloween House & Trick or Treat Trail Habitat Heroes Projects Garlic Mustard 2016 Stream Monitoring Fall Stream Cleanup Corporate Team Building with a Difference

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RESTON VOLUME 7 | NUMBER 3

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PUBLISHER Ellen Graves, RA President, Board of Directors

DESIGN & PRODUCTION Long Nguyen long@reston.org

EDITORIAL Mike Leone mike@reston.org

PHOTOGRAPHER Sean Bahrami sean@reston.org

COPY EDITORS Kathy Bush Jennifer O'Connor CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS Amanda Hurwitt, Bob Haukness, Chris Livingston, Colena Turner, David Madison, George Kushin, Jim Kirby, Mark Majoros, William O'Brien RA CONTRIBUTORS Abby Stocking, Amanda Hurwitt, Ashleigh Soloff, Cate Fulkerson, Claudia Thompson-Deahl, Ellen Graves, Ha Brock, Katie Shaw, Laura Kowalski, Lisa Delgado, Nicki Bellezza, Rob Tucker, Sabrina Tadele, Willa Whitacre

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The Lake House is Now Open for Business! I BY ELLEN GRAVES  PHOTOGRAPHY BY SEAN BAHRAMI

t’s been a little over a year since Reston Association (RA) officially purchased The Lake House, formerly known as the Tetra property, and the Association’s newest community building is now open for RA summer campers and members’ special events. The Lake House, sponsored by Comstock, is truly a gem for our community. Situated on the shores of beautiful Lake Newport, it will soon host RA’s new After-School program starting in September, and is currently available for rent by businesses and members for functions, workshops and private events. In just the short months since it’s opening, community members and organizations have been lining up to tour The Lake House and to reserve the facility for special events and meetings. It is so exciting to see our members and community organizations enjoying this lovely new community asset and creating cherished memories in it. Already, a number of members have reserved The Lake House for fall weddings and bridal showers, and others have held graduation and birthday celebrations there. Reston-based Cornerstones became the first organization to lease space at The Lake House in early July. The nonprofit organization helps those in need of food, shelter, affordable housing and child care services. Approximately 50 people gathered at The Lake House for the Cornerstones function, which was a year-end reception for the board and staff. According to Amelie Bailey of

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RESERVE NOW

If you’re interested in booking The Lake House for your special celebration or meeting and would like information, please contact Member Services at reservations@reston.org or call 703-435-6530. Cornerstones, "Our attendees especially enjoyed being able to sit outside on the lake-side porch. The location feels like a true retreat, though it wasn't far at all from our main offices — the neighborhood is peaceful and the view is stunning." This fall, RA will be hosting a number of Open House events at this wonderful facility, so that members can come see what a great addition The Lake House is to RA’s

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"OUR ATTENDEES ESPECIALLY ENJOYED BEING ABLE TO SIT OUTSIDE ON THE LAKE-SIDE PORCH. THE LOCATION FEELS LIKE A TRUE RETREAT, THOUGH IT WASN'T FAR AT ALL FROM OUR MAIN OFFICES — THE NEIGHBORHOOD IS PEACEFUL AND THE VIEW IS STUNNING." – AMELIE BAILEY

portfolio of community buildings. I hope all members will take advantage of this opportunity and come see this beautiful building. Information on the dates and times for the Open Houses will be posted on the RA website (www.reston.org) and in RA News, the Association’s weekly electronic newsletter. Ellen Graves is the president of Reston Association.


RA Youth Programs

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

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Hours

Elementary • Buzz Aldrin • Forest Edge • Hunters Woods • Lake Anne • Terraset

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

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

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

For more information or to register contact: Senior Program Manager Dan Merenick at 703-435-6567, or afterschool@reston.org.

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Growing Up with Reston Association I BY CATE FULKERSON  PHOTOS PROVIDED BY CATE FULKERSON

n 1977, my parents made a bold move, a move to Reston. Growing up Air Force, we relocated our “home base” often. However, when I was approaching that magical time of becoming a preteen, my parents knew it would be important to settle in one location so that I could have a sense of place. They chose Reston on the recommendation of friends who had bought in to the concept at the community’s inception in 1964. What caught their attention was the number of recreational facilities and, most importantly, the programs that went along with them. We had been living in the thenremote area of Potomac, Maryland, where houses were miles apart from each other, which left no opportunity for easy access to recreation facilities or programs. Mom and Dad were particularly taken with the number of amenities in Reston that were within walking distance. This was especially important to them, as they both worked rigorous, full-time federal jobs in Washington, D.C. As an only child and “latchkey” kid, my parents wanted to make sure I had something structured to do during the summer months. We moved in the middle of my fifth grade year into Fairway Apartments. That summer, they registered me for the swim team at North Shore Pool and day camp at Brown’s Chapel Park. When I finished with swim team practice in the mornings, the RA (then RHOA) camp van would swing by the pool

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to pick me up. I was active and safe, learning and having fun, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, all summer long. My parents were more than satisfied, and so was I. My best childhood memories usually started at an RA facility, participating in an RA-sponsored program. In 1980, my parents purchased a new townhouse in Boston Ridge Cluster off of Sunrise Valley Drive. The residential units in South Reston were in the early stages of development. Lake Thoreau Pool did not exist, and the construction of Upper Lake Tennis Courts had just begun. Having relocated to another part of the community, I switched swim teams from North Shore to Tall Oaks Pool. Swim team was one of my early passions and where my parents and I made lasting friendships. I swam throughout my eighth grade year at Hughes Middle School and then, to my parents’ surprise, decided to switch sports. I set my sights on tennis — quite literally, because the courts were in my backyard. Every day, I would take one of my mom’s prized Jimmy Conner signature racquets up to the court with a couple of cans of balls and attempt to connect the racquet and ball with whoever was willing to suffer my misguided lobs. Mom and Dad did not have to look far for help. Naturally, RA had a tennis program that was (and still is) second to none. They registered me first for lessons, then for an inter-Reston team, and then the Jr. Simon Cup Tournament. I ended up lettering in tennis for South Lakes High School and played all through college.

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MY BEST CHILDHOOD MEMORIES USUALLY STARTED AT A RA FACILITY PARTICIPATING IN AN RASPONSORED PROGRAM.

After college, I became interested in biking and running. I coupled this with swimming at an RA pool — Lake Newport-and began training to participate in the 1990 Reston Sprint Triathlon at RA’s indoor Tennis & Athletic Club off of Michael Faraday Drive. Unfortunately, RA no longer has this facility, but we do have some fantastic triathlon events for nearly every age range beyond what was originally available in the 90s. Today, I still enjoy all of the recreational amenities and the wide variety of programs RA has to offer. Most of all, I love watching my daughter enjoy and create lasting memories from them, too. While she and I share the same love of RA’s day camps, she has found pleasure in playing for Reston Soccer at Quartermaster Field, creeking near the Walker Nature Education Center, and participating in the Reston Kids’ Triathlon based at Ridge Heights Pool. I am in trouble though…. She

has her eye on tennis. Although I was able to hold my own, she is doing a good job of running me around RA’s clay courts at North Hills Park. When I sign her up for lessons in the fall while she is participating in the new After-School program at Lake House, I will not be able to match her. Reston Association has so much to offer. No matter what your age or economic level, our facilities and programs are within reach. If you want to provide a child with an opportunity to make his or her own lasting memories of “Growing Up with Reston Association,” contact the Friends of Reston for Community Projects, Inc. at www.friendsofreston.org and make a donation; you will be unlocking a world of swimming, tennis, camps, triathlons, after-school programming and more. Cate L. Fulkerson is the Reston Association CEO, 39-year-resident of Reston, regular user of RA’s recreation facilities, and committed to making Reston the best it can be and giving you the best value possible for your assessment dollars.


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Reston’s Coming of Age I BY KEN PLUM  PHOTOS COURTESY OF BOWMAN DISTILLERY

once had an historian friend who would, as a gift to newlyweds, present them with a history of the place where they were going to make their home. The history was not so much about the residence in which they were going to live, for with few exceptions that would be a short document. Rather, he wrote about the history of the land and community they were going to call their home. For someone about to settle in Reston, a brief version of history might go as follows. The indigenous people who lived where you now choose to live came to the region about 1,500 years ago, although there is some recent research that suggests they might have come earlier. The English showed up about 400 years ago, forced out the people they called Indians and started to divide up their new colony. The property at the falls of the Potomac River was owned by the Fairfax family, and in 1742, a county was designated for the area and named after the family. With the Revolution, the Virginia colony became a state, although it still refers to itself as a Commonwealth because it had once been called a royal colony. Fairfax was a battleground during the Civil War, sitting as it was at a strategic point between the North and the South. Some of the fortifications from the War can still be seen in Reston. Only after Reconstruction and the beginning of the twentieth century did Fairfax begin to grow beyond its agricultural roots into some more populated towns. Dr. Carl Adolph Max Wiehle bought some land near the current Reston Town Center to establish a new utopian town, but he died

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Top: Town of Wiehle Left: A. Smith Bowman

before his dream was realized. The largest farm in the state, owned by the Smith-Bowman family, was the land that Robert E. Simon purchased to start his new town of Reston. In just one-tenth of the time that the history of the land went from English settlement to today, Reston has come to be. Starting slowly because it was “too far out” from the city, Reston has soared in recent years to be the business and social center of the region. Parents

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THE LARGEST FARM IN THE STATE, OWNED BY THE SMITH-BOWMAN FAMILY, WAS THE LAND THAT ROBERT E. SIMON PURCHASED TO START HIS NEW TOWN OF RESTON. often observe how quickly their children grow up. Same thing has happened with our community; it has grown quickly from a suburban community to an urban center of jobs, dining and entertainment, and safe and comfortable living. It has, as our founder Bob Simon would say, become a great place to “live, work,

and play.” Reston has in a very short time come of age! Delegate Plum represents the 36th District, including all of Reston, in the Virginia House of Delegates.


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Education in Reston J BY GERRY CONNOLLY  PHOTO PROVIDED BY GERRY CONNOLLY ust before his passing, I was pleased to join Bob Simon at the ribbon cutting of an early childhood education center in Reston. His remarks from that day stuck with me: “The significance of early childhood education was a major platform in the primary stages of our Reston master plan,” he said. Bob knew more than 50 years ago, when Reston was in its infancy, that education would be foundational to the success of this New Town and its children.

“THE SIGNIFICANCE OF EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION WAS A MAJOR PLATFORM IN THE PRIMARY STAGES OF OUR RESTON MASTER PLAN.” – BOB SIMON Here in Northern Virginia, we understand the success of our community and the economy is directly tied to the achievement of our students. We’ve made education our priority, and more important, we’ve made investments to promote early childhood education, to create a world-class school system, and to support college and career-ready programs that put our young people on the path for lifelong success. During my tenure as chairman of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, we increased school funding by more than 30 percent. Our economy is built on a foundation of science, technology, engineering, and math (or STEM),

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and we pride ourselves on being the Silicon Valley of the East. So even with lean budget times, our community has understood the value of giving students the tools and skills they need to succeed. In Congress, I was proud to support the Recovery Act, which not only helped save more than 825 teaching positions in Fairfax and Prince William counties from being cut but also created new ones. More recently, Congress passed bipartisan reforms to the flawed No Child Left Behind Act. We are replacing the rigid, one-size-fits-all focus on memorization and testing to provide communities greater flexibility to meet their local students’ needs. Our investments have paid off. Fairfax schools are consistently recognized to beamong the best in the country. Our graduation rate is 93 percent, with 67 percent of graduates earning advanced diplomas. Similarly, 93 percent of FCPS students go on to seek post-secondary opportunities. And for 2016, 238 students representing 18 high schools were named National Merit Scholarship semifinalists, an all-time high for our students. But we cannot rest on those laurels, as our students are at risk of being surpassed by their international counterparts. Just as America did during the Space Race of the 1960s, we must renew our commitment to science and technology. In this decade, STEM-related jobs will grow nearly twice as fast as other jobs. Look at the more than 1.6 million jobs created in the mobile app economy since the introduction of the smart phone only a decade ago. Preparing our children for the demands of the 21st century economy

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begins with expanding access to Pre-K education. We know this investment pays off in the long run with improved cognitive, social, and behavioral outcomes. In Fairfax, I was pleased to help launch Fairfax Futures, a public-private partnership raising awareness about the importance of early childhood education and providing resources to educators and families so youngsters are better prepared for kindergarten. As our students transition into K-12, we need to expand and develop access to STEM. Unfortunately, few students today are pursuing expertise in these fields. That’s particularly concerning given that over this decade the Department of Education forecasts jobs will grow by 16 percent in mathematics, 22 percent in computer systems, 36 percent in medical sciences, 62 percent in biomedical engineering. Perhaps more concerning is the fact that we do not have enough teachers skilled in these subjects to meet the growing needs. We also must ensure students have access to affordable post-secondary education. More than 10,500 students in our district are benefiting from higher Pell Grant awards thanks to the Student Aid and Financial Responsibility Act, and recent bipartisan tax reforms will make permanent a $2,500 tax credit that is putting college within reach

for millions more people. Congress also lowered the interest rates on new student loans, but now we must act to allow students to more easily refinance older loans like you can with any auto or home loan. The use of apprenticeships is an underutilized tool for helping students gain valuable skills. Combining on-the-job training and related instruction can help workers more quickly transition into a highly skilled career path. The Department of Labor reports more than 430,000 active apprenticeships, and last year the White House hosted a summit on its ApprenticeshipsUSA initiative to enlist more businesses to employ this tool in recruitment efforts. While the next generation of leaders will be competing in a more global, more technologically advanced economy, we should remember Bob Simon’s visionary words that setting children on the right path starts with providing a robust education right here in our community. 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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From the Mouths of Babes BY CATHY HUDGINS  PHOTO PROVIDED BY CATHY HUDGINS

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lthough I’ve spent the past 40 years living, working, and playing in Reston, and dedicating my personal and professional energies toward making Reston as great as I had envisioned it when I came as a young woman, still I came here as an adult. I raised my own children here, and I was pleased to watch them grow and thrive in the manner that I had hoped they would. The vision my husband and I had when we came to this “new town” has far surpassed our wildest dreams! And yet, I still wonder what it was like to grow up here, to experience Robert Simon’s vision while developing into a Restonian. For help on this, I sent out a request, by phone, by email, and by Facebook, to get some memories of childhood in Reston. Some generous “babies” of Reston share their fondest memories below.

THE VISION MY HUSBAND AND I HAD WHEN WE CAME TO THIS “NEW TOWN” HAS FAR SURPASSED OUR WILDEST DREAMS!

Moira Burns, South Lakes High School Class of 1984

Summer was definitely the best part of growing up in Reston! Neighborhood pool just one block away. Tons of kids. Playing Shark and Marco Polo and Corner Tag.

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Swimming the length of the pool without taking a breath. Learning how to swim Butterfly — it took 1 1/2 summers! Being on the Reston Swim Team with 100 neighborhood kids of different ages. Becoming junior coach, assistant coach for the team I grew up on. The feel of the wet cement deck on bare feet. Drying off after each event with a progressively wetter towel as evenings cooled a little.

Reston Connection 1982, "Friends" at North Shore Pool with Megan McCracken, Colleen McCracken Chappalet, Diana Wishard Clemente, Shannon Dunn, Kristin Flint Bruce.

Beth Peacock-Wright, Herndon High School Class of 1983

Barry Rosenzweig, South Lakes High School Class of 1985

Everything was walking distance to almost anything a teen wanted: 7-11, pool, tennis, boys...

Martin Taylor, South Lakes High School Class of 1988

Growing up in early Reston in the 70s also meant that you were exposed to discussions about energy and energy conservation. You saw, and maybe even attended, a solarpowered elementary school; you shared your school with another during the energy crisis; and you learned about nuclear energy when the tall air raid horn was placed outside of your school, followed by subsequent drills.

Amanda Young, South Lakes High School Class of 2017

My parents moved here to send me to kindergarten at Lake Anne so I could learn Spanish. After that we moved overseas, but we moved back four years ago so that I could be in the IB program. The best thing about growing up in Reston is that there's always something happening…

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Right there with Beth. As well as, exploring the endless trail of bike paths through the woods. The beautiful, and unusual architecture, lakes, and neighborhoods, and most importantly the sense of community. Everyone felt like family.

Kristin Flint Bruce, Herndon High School Class of 1987

Probably more to do with the era, but we had a lot of freedom to roam, to play outside. How many pools could we visit in a week? I guess some of that goes back to Barry's comment, everyone felt like family, so someone would keep an eye on us!

Jacinta Quesada Jones, South Lakes High School Class of 1990

When I was a little girl, I would hang out at the Hunters Woods Pony barn, watching the horses, helping groom them and giving them carrots and apple slices. I would play in the creeks with my brothers catching crayfish, learn to sail on Lake Thoreau as a teenager, and go to neighborhood

garage shows to see the latest punk and hardcore bands play during the afternoon…. I remember going to Grace Art at Lake Anne to listen to artists speak and teach. … Watching my dad fly his model airplanes on the fields of Baron Cameron, and listening to the buzzing of their engines whizzing by. As these “babes” remind us, time marches on in our community. Even as it does, I am struck by our groundbreaking heritage and look forward to our equally phenomenal future. Cathy Hudgins has represented the Hunter Mill District on the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors since 2000. As a long-time Restonian, she has been involved with local, county and state politics for over 30 years.


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Learning in the Digital Age C BY LEILA GORDON  PHOTOS PROVIDED BY RCC

onsider how we learned new skills 50-plus years ago when Reston was founded. We went to school or attended a program at a specific location. Our lives have changed in so many ways with the arrival of the digital age that it can seem dizzying at times. With the advent of the Internet and the vast stores of knowledge available there, it is amazing to think of the ways the very nature of learning has been altered. Reston Community Center program staff have heard from many patrons that their lives have become more hectic in these past several years and that getting to and from places is even more challenging. With the access to knowledge that the Internet provides and the convenience of having home-based computing, RCC determined that putting the Web together with our patrons’ busy lives could offer a whole new avenue of enrichment and skill-building that could be tailored to each individual’s needs and interests. After researching the types of digital options and providers, we selected an approach that is coordinated by the Learning Resources Network, or LERN. With a vast selection of course offerings and long experience in continuing education, LERN’s eLearning options give Reston patrons of RCC the best of both worlds. Patrons can access the programs through the UGotClass online portal on our website at www. restoncommunitycenter.com and make their selections. The LERN program is flexible and responsive and has a superb reputation for highquality offerings. Participants can go at the pace best suited to them and

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THIS IS AN IDEAL WAY TO ACQUIRE NEW CAREER SKILLS WHILE REMAINING EMPLOYED. can spend the time with the educational or training program that is right for their schedule. This is an ideal way to acquire new career skills while remaining employed. Alternatively, enhancing skills or knowledge related to an existing career couldn’t be easier to fit into busy lives. The new RCC eLearning offerings for fall will be listed and available to people when the Fall Program Guide arrives in Reston mailboxes beginning around July 15.

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The traditional offerings of enrichment, fitness, leisure-time pursuits and arts and cultural opportunities will all be there and waiting for you at RCC facilities as well. Whether you enjoy RCC the way you have for generations or want to take part in the new frontiers of learning available via eLearning, we hope you and your family find the options that are right for you. From babies to grandparents, there’s fun and enrichment waiting for you at RCC! Leila Gordon has been the RCC Executive Director since 2008.


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ON THE STREET | STORIES | CURRENT EVENTS | HIGHLIGHTS

The Art of Child’s Play For Children Growing Up in Reston, Public Art Is a Happy Playground

BY JANET REMS  PHOTOGRAPHS COURTESY INITIATIVE FOR PUBLIC ART—RESTON

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eston’s late founder, Robert E. Simon Jr., liked to tell a story about children playing in the concrete “Sun Boat” created by famed Uruguayan sculptor Gonzalo Fonseca at Lake Anne Village Center in 1965. Simon, an outspoken and lifelong supporter of the arts, recounted that favorite and oft repeated story in an interview I did with him just prior to his 100th birthday and Reston’s 50th anniversary in 2014. Asked about what made Reston so innovative, in his long and varied list, he said: “I particularly like the boat. I remember children sitting in it yelling bloody murder. When I asked them what was wrong, they shouted, ‘SHARKS!’ That’s so important to me. It’s playing and fantasy that you want to engender.”

sitting and playing in The Sun Boat, taking all kinds of imaginary nautical journeys. On any given afternoon, children playing at Lake Anne Village Center also can be found climbing up and down the stairs of artist James Rossant’s “The Pulpit” (a.k.a. “the Moon Viewing Platform”) or his "Look Out Tower.” Rossant’s concrete “Pyramid,” also a favorite Lake Anne play space, is designed so children may easily scale its seven-foot height in onefoot high steps, and its shady, imagination-stimulating interior is primarily accessible by child-size people. And on warm days, Lake Anne’s “Plaza Fountain”— a collaboration between Rossant and Fonseca, whose

FROM ITS VERY BEGINNINGS, AMONG SIMON’S CHIEF PRIORITIES WERE MAKING SURE RESTON MET THE NEEDS OF ALL ITS CHILDREN AND THAT THE ARTS AND BEAUTY OF ALL KINDS, INCLUDING ART IN PUBLIC PLACES, BE AN INTEGRAL PART OF THE COMMUNITY’S CULTURAL LIFE. Generations later, Reston’s children are still climbing in and out,

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FAMILY PLAY

Three other ways children and their families may enjoy Reston’s rich public art landscape include: †† Upcoming Initiative for Public Art-Reston (IPAR) Chalkfest at Reston Town Center on Saturday, Sept. 10, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Also, free sidewalk chalk art workshop at Reston Town Center on Saturday, Sept. 3, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. †† Families may obtain a Reston Association (RA) map of the community, including Reston’s public art inventory, at RA offices, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive, and the Reston Museum, Lake Anne Village Center. Use the map to organize your own self-guided tours of these diverse artworks, so far numbering more than 40. There also is an uploadable version of this self-guided tour available from IPAR’s website. In addition, parents may pick up a self-guided tour (produced by IPAR) of Lake Anne Village Center’s public art at the Reston Museum. †† Also coming for families who enjoy bicycling together: artist-designed bike racks that will be installed at the Walker Nature Center, Pony Barn Recreational Area, The Lake House at Lake Newport, and Hunters Woods Village Center. For more information, visit www.publicartreston.org


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Parents: Share digital photographs of your children enjoying Reston’s public art with the Initiative for Public Art-Reston (IPAR) by emailing them to info@ publicartreston.org or posting them on IPAR’s Facebook page.

abstract forms were inspired by sand castles — remains, as intended, an irresistibly inviting place for area children to splash together and get cool. Building on Simon’s arts legacy, the Initiative for Public Art-Reston (IPAR) — which formulated and adopted an important public art master plan for Reston in 2008 — continues to work to expand those experiences, from family-oriented chalkfests at Lake Anne Village Center and Reston Town Center in June and September, to an interactive monumental sculptural installation by an acclaimed international artist. The master plan specifically cites student and community engagement with artworks by professional artists as essential for the successful implementation of public art projects. While Fonseca’s 1965 original “Wooden Horse” sculpture at Lake

Anne Village Center long ago deteriorated and disappeared, a new version, created by artist Marco Rando, who grew up in Reston and teaches art at South Lakes High School, made its debut on Reston Founder’s Day this April. “I was honored to be asked to recreate Gonzalo Fonseca’s Wooden Horse. I remember playing on the horse as a child,” Rando told IPAR. And for as long as this new version — commissioned by IPAR and the Lake Anne Condominium Association — lasts, Reston children again will delight in riding it. Also, for the past three years, Rando has worked closely with teams of South Lakes High School students on another unique IPAR public art partnership with the Reston Association and the Lake Thoreau Entertainment Association. Creating what has become one of the community’s favorite works of site-specific, temporary

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“I THINK WE’RE PRETTY LUCKY TO GET TO DO COOL STUFF OTHER KIDS DON’T GET TO DO. I FEEL PROUD HAVING THIS IN MY COMMUNITY, PROUD I CONTRIBUTED TO IT.” – Jonas Wilson

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The Initiative for Public ArtReston (IPAR) is a group of civic leaders who represent Reston's key community organizations. Joining together to develop a vision and a plan for cultivating a new generation of public artworks throughout the community, in December 2008, a Public Art Master Plan for Reston was adopted. IPAR expects to stimulate communitywide discussion about the role that public art can play in urban places and community life and plans to commission Hand’ care? Not a twig! For them, new art works that are it’s simply the art of child’s play. engaging, memorable and recognized for their Janet Rems is chairman of the artistic excellence. IPAR Initiative for Public Art— Reston’s is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt, Communications Committee. The not-for-profit organization. former editor of The Reston Times, Visit www.publicartreston. she regularly freelances for The Fairfax County org or send an email to Times, writing primarily about the arts. info@publicartreston.org to find out more about the Initiative for Public Art—Reston, its mission and future plans, or to get involved. PHOTO BY SEAN BAHRAMI

public art, the students — driving the process from inception to completion, including a demanding bureaucratic process — designed and constructed vastly different kinetic sculptures (one each year) to sit atop Lake Thoreau’s drably utilitarian concrete spillway. IPAR’s very first completed public art project in 2010 directly involved even younger children. The vibrant and visually animated glass mosaic that now decorates the Glade Drive Underpass was created by internationally known artist Valerie Theberge, who worked in close conjunction with fourth, fifth and sixth graders from Hunters Woods Elementary School for the Arts & Sciences. One of those student artists (they created all the mosaic’s stars) was then-10-year-old Jonas Wilson, who mused at the time, “I think we’re pretty lucky to get to do cool stuff other kids don’t get to do. I feel proud having this in my community, proud I contributed to it.” This summer, Reston children have been happily splashing in another irresistible interactive public artwork — the mosaic-clad fountain at the Dogwood Pool. It is another creation of Theberge, done in a 2013 collaboration between IPAR, RA and the Reston Community Center. Dogwood Elementary School students contributed a few decorative bench tiles, too. And like the concrete sculptures at Lake Anne and the Dogwood

Pool fountain, children seem to find artist Patrick Dougherty’s monumental sculptural installation in Reston Town Center’s Town Square Park, “A Bird in the Hand,” totally irresistible, too. Sponsored jointly by IPAR and the Greater Reston Arts Center, since its 2015 on-site construction from a mass of woven tree saplings, thousands of children have run and otherwise exuberantly romped through its winding, mysterious interior. Dougherty may be an internationally celebrated artist, who earlier this year had a work in the Renwick Museum’s acclaimed “Wonder” exhibition, but do the children running and playing inside “A Bird in the

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RCP Celebrating 50 years! T BY SHAUNA ATWOOD  PHOTOS PROVIDED BY RESTON COMMUNITY PLAYERS

he Reston Players Organization was created in the spring of 1966, making it the oldest theatre in Reston. The first show performed, The Greatest Game in Town, was an original musical comedy about the stock market. With a net profit of $200.00, The Reston Players Organization was born! Buoyed by this success, 500 shares of common stock were offered to Restonians at $10.00 per share to create and maintain a community theater. Only 200 families had settled in Reston at that time; however, all the shares quickly sold. In June 1966, the Reston Players became a for-profit entity incorporated in the Commonwealth of Virginia. In the early days, Reston Players struggled to establish a consistent home for performances, set design/ building, storage and rehearsals. The Players held their first performance at the South Riding Center stable, which boarded horses in stalls around the perimeter. The group then moved to the Lake Anne Community Center. When the Players could no longer manage set building at LACC, they moved to the Bowman Chapel near the A. Smith Bowman Distillery on Old Reston Avenue. They held performances at various Reston locations: The Reston Music Center, The Washington Plaza Baptist Church, and even in a giant tent at Reston Park. In April 1972, the Bowman Chapel burned to the ground, destroying everything the Players owned. Later that year, the Reston Players rose again with a new name, the Reston Community Players. As Reston grew, plans developed for a full-service community center, which included a

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“I BELIEVE THE FUTURE IS BRIGHT! AS LONG AS THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO WANT TO EXPRESS THEMSELVES ONSTAGE ... AND THERE WILL ALWAYS BE PATRONS WHO WANT TO ESCAPE FOR A FEW HOURS INTO ANOTHER WORLD, WHILE THEY ARE SITTING IN A DARK THEATRE." – Sue Pinkman

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state-of-the-art theatre. Opening in 1979, The CenterStage at the Reston Community Center has been RCP’s home ever since. While the group now had a permanent home for performances, the Players still lacked a space to build sets and store inventory. From 1979 until early 1983, scenery was built in member’s garages and unrented rental spaces. In 1984, Lindsay Petersen, Secretary of the RCP Board of Directors, purchased a warehouse in Herndon as an investment property, which she leased to RCP for a nominal fee. This property was converted into a scene shop, storage space and the RCP rehearsal hall. When Petersen passed in 2002, she left the rehearsal hall to RCP. RCP now had a permanent home for building sets, for storage and for rehearsing productions. It has been an adventure for

Reston Community Players over the last 50 years. They could not have done it without the help of the Reston community. Some ongoing challenges for the theater are finding volunteers, sponsors for shows, and additional donations to keep live quality theatre in Reston. Thirty year Veteran, Sue Pinkman, of RCP, stated, “I believe the future is bright! As long as there are people who want to express themselves onstage ... and there will always be patrons who want to escape for a few hours into another world, while they are sitting in a dark theatre. Theatre should be accessible to everyone and is a combined creative effort of many people who want to share the experience with others.” Sue Pinkman, who was president for 10 years and has held almost every position on the board, has acted, directed, produced, stage managed, sewn costumes, designed


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wigs, and even helped design the RCP logo. Sue stated, “I drove down to a Virginia winery to collect two huge wine barrels for set pieces for Beauty and the Beast and discussed how to make the 'break-away' trousers for the male strippers in The Full Monty!” In 2009 she was honored to be named Reston Citizen of the Year, for helping to bring the live theatre to the Reston community for over 30 years. Reston Community Players (RCP) Board of Directors feels strongly that the Players should give back to the community. RCP offers annual scholarships to area high school seniors who wish to study performing arts in college. To fund these scholarships, The Players conduct a 50/50 Raffle at each performance. Reston Community Players brings to the public a variety of theatrical experiences, including classics and original plays, as well as popular

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Four major main stage productions per season (two musicals and two plays) Each musical usually receives ten performances while each play receives seven performances Occasional workshops in the various disciplines of theatre A stage combat troupe, the Noble Blades, provides performance and training with certified instructors A pool of skilled technicians who serve as consultants to other community groups and schools

A scene shop/rehearsal facility with storage space for scenery, costumes and props; the rehearsal hall available for rental An inventory of costumes, props and scenery available for rental

There is simply no better way to open the Reston Community Players' (RCP) 50th season than with what has been called the greatest American musical — Gypsy! The play is based on the memoirs of the famous burlesque artist, Gypsy Rose Lee, and focuses on her mother, Rose, who is the ultimate stage mom. Theatre critic Clive Barnes described the character of Rose as "one of the few truly complex characters in the American musical".... With a smart, funny and gripping script, unforgettable characters; and some of the best music ever written for the stage, Gypsy is must — see theatre. So, let us entertain you! Get your tickets now, and don’t miss the ‘mother’ of all musicals — Gypsy! Gypsy will be followed by Vanya and Sonia and Masha ... and Spike, a revised version of Chekhov’s play Uncle Vanya. Tony-Award-winning playwright Christopher Durang transformed this play thrusting it into the present day, translating the quiet, bittersweet Russian characters into very modern American counterparts. The result is a comic masterpiece that Chekhov would never recognize. Vanya and Sonia, two middle-aged siblings, live quietly in the country until their sister Masha, a B-list Hollywood star, and her boytoy Spike, visit with a plan that will upend their existence. Durang himself says "I take Chekhov scenes and characters and put them in a blender." Come and see the play The New York Times described as "deliriously funny!" The next production will be Rock of Ages, nominated for five Tony Awards, including Best Musical. This show takes you back to the times of big 80s rock bands, with big egos playing big guitar solos, and sporting even bigger hair! Come rock out to the live band assembled onstage and enjoy your favorite songs from Styx, Whitesnake, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar and Twisted Sister. Aspiring

rock star, Drew, and aspiring actress, Sherrie, try to prevent developers from turning the Sunset Strip into a strip mall. Break out your air guitar and Aqua Net, and join us for Rock of Ages. RCP closes their 50th season with Private Lives. First performed in 1930 in Edinburgh and revived numerous times throughout the decades, Private Lives is one of the most sophisticated and entertaining plays ever conceived. This quintessential comedy of manners was written in just four days by prolific playwright, composer, director, actor and singer Sir Noël Coward. Elyot and Amanda, once married and now honeymooning with new spouses at the same hotel, meet by chance, reignite the old spark, and impulsively elope. After days of being reunited, they again find their fiery romance alternating between passions of love and anger. Their aggrieved spouses appear, and a circle dance of affiliations ensues as the women first stick together, then break ranks and new partnerships are formed. Come see an enduring work from a man Time magazine hailed for "a sense of personal style, a combination of cheek and chic, pose and poise." For more information about ticket subscriptions, visit restonplayers.org or contact RCC’s Box Office, 703-476-4500 x3. Single tickets go on sale in September. RCP is a member of the Cultural Alliance of Greater Washington, a nonprofit membership umbrella organization that unites the Metro DC arts community and provides services and resources to strengthen their organizations. In 1999, RCP was one of ten charter member theater companies that established WATCH. RCP is a charter member of Washington Area Theatre Community Honors (WATCH), an organization founded for the adjudication and presentation of annual awards recognizing artistic and technical excellence in community theatre throughout the metropolitan Washington, D.C. area. RCP will hold their 50th Gala celebration on Sept. 24, 2016 at Hidden Creek Country Club.

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RA's Lake House Community Building Opens F BY JESSICA BIGGER  PHOTOGRAPHY BY KARINA ALVAREZ

or years Reston Association (RA) has had its eyes on the Lake House, which sits on three acres overlooking Lake Newport. In late 2014, then owner Bill Lauer approached RA offering them the rights of first refusal on the Lake House property. That is, RA could accept or reject the seller’s offer before it was listed on the market for sale. After Bill Lauer purchased the property in 1994, RA approached him in the late 1990s to express its interest in adding the property to its portfolio. “At that time, the board of directors wanted to open the conversation early, so if Bill decided to sell the property, he would consider selling to the Reston Association,” said Cate Fulkerson, Reston Association CEO. In July 2015, the Reston Association closed on the Lake House property. “RA had never purchased anything before. This was the first time the Association spent its own money to increase its open space and facilities,” explained Fulkerson. In the past, RA benefited from developer donations of facilities to acquire property. The Nature House, located on RA common area, in South Reston, was built through fundraising. But when the board of directors learned about the opportunity to add the Lake House to RA’s portfolio, the vote to go to referendum to purchase was unanimous. The RA board found themselves in a unique situation that worked out best for both parties. Bill had offered to rent back the property once RA became the

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owner. The arrangement was for Tetra Partnerships, owned by Bill and his wife, Rosemary Tran Lauer, to lease the property from RA for one year. This gave the Association time to make renovation plans. Shortly before the property transferred ownership, Bill Lauer died. Rosemary had many fond memories of the property. She and Bill had gotten married there. So in November 2015, Rosemary informed RA that she would not be seeking the sixmonth lease renewal options. She felt it didn’t make sense to stay on the property without her husband. RA had planned on starting most of its improvements in 2017, but Bill’s death accelerated construction plans. As part of the purchase agreement, the Lauer’s set aside $250,000 for RA to use for repairs on the property. A leak was soon discovered in September 2015, so RA began repairs, starting with replacing

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the roof. The Lauer’s wanted the Lake House property to go to the right owner rather than sell it to just any prospective buyer. “At the settlement table, Rosemary was so happy that the Lake House was going in the right hands. She felt that strongly about the property,” mentioned Fulkerson. It was important to the Lauer’s to pass the property on to the Reston Association so that the entire community could enjoy the Lake House and the three acres it sits on. Renovations to the Lake House were completed in late June, and the facility officially opened for camp activities and rentals in early July. Open Houses and a Grand Opening are planned for the fall of 2016, so that all members will have an opportunity to visit RA’s newest community building. The Lake House, sponsored by Comstock, will be used for numerous

THE LAKE HOUSE, SPONSORED BY COMSTOCK, WILL BE USED FOR NUMEROUS RA PROGRAMS, AND WILL BE RENTED OUT FOR A VARIETY OF COMMUNITY AND PRIVATE EVENTS. RA programs, and will be rented out for a variety of community and private events. RA already has plans to hold its new aftercare program there starting in September. “Afterschool programming is fully booked in Fairfax County and there is a waiting list. So we saw an opportunity there,” noted Fulkerson. Part of RA’s program focus is to keep children fit.


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If you are interested in reserving the Lake House for a private or public event, contact Member Services at 703-435-6530. The Lake House is available for rent by residents for a reduced fee. It will also be open to nonresidents at a higher fee. The aftercare program also offers transportation from Reston schools to the Lake House. “The other focus was to provide programming for middle school students who are not quite old enough to stay at home by themselves. Some of RA’s extension camp programs will be held at the Lake House, including The Lego Bricks Camp. RA’s camp program will also

be offering aftercare there. Several individuals and organizations have already approached RA to reserve the Lake House for events and programs. There are already six people who have reserved the Lake House for their weddings. They plan on having the ceremony at the chapel nearby and the reception at the Lake House. GRACE approached RA immediately after it acquired the property to hold several art programs at the Lake House. Residents will be able to attend a yoga program there as well. There are other plans for the property, hosting events usually held at conference centers, providing an opportunity for corporate rentals for off-site team building, networking

and business events, and, of course, weddings, birthdays and baby showers. One of Reston’s wine tasting events will also be held at the Lake House. “It is such an exciting opportunity to offer this facility to our residents,” Fulkerson said. “Plans are also being considered to improve the open space surrounding the Lake House.” RA will reduce some of the parking, plant more trees, put in rain and butterfly gardens, and add more pedestrian pathways. The Association will also improve accessible parking near the Lake House. RA has organized a working group, which is in the process of planning the outdoor renovations. The group also helped to determine the best

uses for the interior space of the building. Jessica Bigger is a freelance writer who lives in Reston.

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Back to School WITH BRACES

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our child just got their braces on over summer vacation and is still sporting the red, white and blue color bands she picked out to help celebrate Fourth of July! School is fast approaching and you’re just about to embark on the annual back-toschool shopping trip over the taxfree holiday set this year for August 5-7. So what will your child need in their backpack to make back-toschool with braces a breeze?

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Purchase a small zipper pouch for your child’s backpack and include all the essentials to make back-toschool with braces easy!

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Braces can actually help save a tooth from being knocked out by holding it in place with the wire!

Here’s your list of backpack essentials!

BRACES BACKPACK ESSENTIALS Portable toothbrush and toothpaste. If your child can manage it at school, it’s best if they brush after lunch. Pack a small toothbrush and tube of toothpaste!

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KEEPING BRACES CLEAN IS IMPORTANT FOR A FABULOUS SMILE AFTER BRACES! Lip balm. Some children find lip balm eases dry lips, which is common with braces. If you child uses it, pack it!

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Rubber bands. Rubber bands are one of the most important parts of an orthodontic treatment if prescribed. Keeping a bag of rubber bands handy for ease of replacement is a great idea for keeping your child right on schedule with their treatment.

Mouthguard for sports. If your child is playing any kind of sports right after school, make sure to pack their mouthguard to protect those precious pearly whites!

Dental wax. For the times there’s that one irritating spot or pokey wire, pack wax for comfort.

If your child has something happen during the school day with their braces and you are not sure what to do: Have your child take a photo, or have the nurse take a photo and email or text it to your orthodontist. In most cases, whatever is happening is not urgent and can be taken care of over the phone immediately. And you’ve just saved yourself an extra visit to the orthodontist! Isn’t technology great!? This is a sponsored article written by Astrid Tisseront, public relations coordinator for Tisseront Orthodontics. Tisseront Orthodontics specializes in orthodontics for children and adults.

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Hiring the Right Contractor P BY JESSICA BIGGER  PHOTOGRAPHY BY ANNA KULYK AND SEAN BAHRAMI

icture this. Two years ago you bought a home in Reston. You didn’t like the interior much, but you could live with it for a while. Then spring rolls around, you look at your living and dining room and you’ve had enough. Time to make some changes. An open floor plan would suit your home better. So you call up a friend to get the name of a good contractor. But you should at least get three bids. You research for contractors online. Most have only a few or no reviews. Sound familiar? Most homeowners go through this process, whether they want to make improvements on their home, hire a landscaper to redesign their front yard, or just clean up the exterior of their home. This past April, Reston Association held its annual “Home and Garden Expo,” where local residents could learn more about the variety of home and garden services available to them. There were also several free workshops from how to create your own butterfly garden to maintaining your windows. All 48 exhibitors were locallyowned home and garden businesses located in Reston and the surrounding area. The list of services were endless, ranging from roofing, gutter and siding contractors and cleaners, window installers, remodeling contractors, closet organizers, tree care and pest management companies, landscapers, and real estate agents, just to name a few. Below is a snapshot of some of the home and garden businesses that were present at the expo and are very much a part of the community. Boofie O’ Gorman, one of RA’s Home and Garden Expo’s gold sponsors, has been in real estate for more

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THIS PAST APRIL, RESTON ASSOCIATION HELD ITS ANNUAL “HOME AND GARDEN EXPO,” WHERE LOCAL RESIDENTS COULD LEARN MORE ABOUT THE VARIETY OF HOME AND GARDEN SERVICES AVAILABLE TO THEM. than 28 years, and with Reston’s Long and Foster Brokerage for the last 20. She started out as a teacher but wanted to find a more flexible career after her girls were born. O’Gorman chose to immerse herself

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in the Reston home market and community. “You become more effective if you really know your market,” explained O’Gorman. O’Gorman and her daughter Margaret are very much a part of the community. They both sit on the board of Reston’s YMCA and support many events, including the Reston Triathlon. “We live here, the girls grew up here, we know the schools and community organizations and we try to give back,” said O’Gorman. Smart Wash owner Brian Deamer started off as a home improvement contractor for local real estate agents. He prepared homes for sale, making minor repairs and cleaning up each property. “Many agents started asking me if I could remove stains and clean up the roofs, too,” said Deamer. He saw the potential in a roof and exterior cleaning business.

Soon after, he partnered with another contractor, Jon Quinn, and opened Smart Wash. Smart Wash uses special cleaners to remove stains and other grime off roofs and siding. “Many surfaces would be damaged by using a regular power washer, not to mention some cleaning solutions that can damage certain surfaces. It’s important to work with someone who has the knowledge on what equipment and cleaning solutions are right for your home,” explained Deamer. Nu Lock Home Design, RA Home and Garden Expo’s second gold sponsor, is family owned and focuses on exterior home replacement, roofing, windows, gutters, doors, and siding. “However, we specialize in roof replacement and are the only platinum preferred roofing company that Owens Corning supplies


to,” explained Bryant Turberville, one of Nu Lock’s sales reps. He also stressed the importance of working for a business that respects its employees and its customers. “They treat their employees well. I wouldn’t work for any other remodeling company,” said Turberville. “They also strive to provide quality work and customer service and won the Better Business Bureau (BBB) ‘Trust and Performance Integrity Award’ in 2013, which involves a seven-year intensive screening process.” Home and Garden Expo’s silver sponsor, Thrive, has extensive knowledge on tree and shrub care and maintenance. This includes proper pruning techniques. “Usually the crew leader is the only certified arborist, but more than half the employees have their certification,” mentioned Thrive representative Ron Rubin. They also specialize in tree preservation, tree risk assessment, nutrient management, and pest management. You may have seen them spraying in your neighborhood for mosquitos and nats, using an environmentally safe repellant based on garlic. Jim Nicholson and Scott Burr, owners of Tech Painting, have taken on more unique projects over the years, painting Reagan National Airport, Washington Nationals Baseball Park, and Union Station. Nicholson has also specialized in

historic restoration and has painted numerous historically significant properties, including the Frederick Douglas House, Blaire House, Dumbarton House and the Gadsby Tavern. Over the years, Nicholson and Burr's business has grown. “I started with one truck and now I have 28 trucks and 63 employees,” Nicholson said. In addition to their historic expertise, Tech Painting works on a variety of homes throughout Reston and the surrounding area. The expo was well attended this year, despite the drizzly weather. Residents from all over Reston met with exhibitors to discuss projects they were considering completing this year. To see an entire list of home and garden exhibitors from this year’s expo, go to reston.org and search for “Home and Garden Expo Program Guide.” Mark your calendar and plan to join RA for the 2017 Reston Expo: Home, Garden & More, Saturday, May 13, 2017. Watch for more information in late 2016. Jessica Bigger is a freelance writer who lives in Reston.

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Reston Home Tour

SATURDAY, OCT. 15, 10 AM-5 PM TICKETS: $30 AVAILABLE AT:

■■ Reston Museum at Lake Anne ■■ The Wine Cabinet at North Point ■■ Appalachian Spring in Reston Town Center ■■ Greater Reston Arts Center in Reston Town Center Visit www.restonmuseum.org or call 703-709-7700 for more info.

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THE 15TH ANNUAL RESTON HOME TOUR FOCUSES ON OWNERS WHO HAVE NEEDED AND/OR WANTED TO MAKE CHANGES IN THEIR LIVES, AND THIS HAS LED THEM TO FOCUS ON THEIR SURROUNDINGS AND ALTER THEM.

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inspired by their creativity, and we hope you end your day embracing the future. Our tour also includes a stop at our newest “village center,” Reston Station, where we will have the opportunity to explore BLVD Luxury Apartments, a walkable, transit-oriented, amenity-rich environment of the future. Don’t miss the unparalleled views at the top! Tickets to this one-day, selfguided event sell out quickly. To avoid disappointment, make your plans now. All proceeds benefit the Reston Historic Trust and the Reston Museum. This is Bonnie’s 10th year as chairperson of the Reston Home Tour — a much longer run than

she ever envisioned in 2007 when she said “yes.” In the spirit of this year’s tour, ‘embracing change,’ she is stepping down next year and has already found very able replacements. Stay tuned… Bonnie Haukness has been selling homes in Reston for forty years, and chairing the Reston Home Tour since 2007.


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While renting in Reston Town Center, they began “stalking” this property. It wasn’t for sale. They didn’t let that stop them, and soon it was theirs. The next year was spent in design with their architect, followed by a year of renovation. Sleek modern mixes with industrial modern. Many of the materials are rarely seen in residential construction: Viroc from Portugal, Polygal and standing-seam metal roofing, exposed steel interior beams, a floating fireplace and recessed LED strips. Then there’s the NaNaWall, creating a seamless feeling from the inside to the outside spaces — guaranteed to wow you!

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BLVD AT RESTON STATION — COMSTOCK PARTNERS

Still a work in progress, Reston Station is adding new dimension to our community! All the hot buttons are covered in this 21-story luxury apartment building — a rooftop pool with 360-degree views to Sugarloaf Mountain and Tysons, a ninthfloor outdoor living space complete with a pavilion and manicured gardens, culinary inspired kitchens and social gathering spaces. All this located in a walkable, amenity-rich environment surrounded by restaurants and shops. Enjoy a tasting of the season for tour participants during your stop. You’ll see why Love Where You Live is the motto!

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OLD BROOKVILLE — MILLAR

He’s from New Zealand and she’s from New Jersey. They have traveled the world, meeting in San Francisco, but they call Reston home. When their 1988 Nantucket-style home needed a renovation, they considered moving, but decided that a sense of neighborhood and the convenience of all things important to them was reason enough to stay and renovate. Today they’re enjoying entertaining with their new kitchen and redefined living areas. The real “star” for them, though, is still the shimmering light afforded by multiple vaulted ceilings.

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PARK GARDEN — RICHARDS

Returning from an assignment in Burkina Faso in 1993, Zahra found Windsor Park with the help of an old friend from Dubai, now a Reston realtor. Concentrating on features important to them — children could walk to school and pool, and explore creeks and paths — they found the perfect fit. More overseas assignments followed — Geneva, Paris, Tanzania — but home was always here for them when they returned. Often these home trips involved renovation, and today her home is an amazing showcase of art and contemporary and traditional craft from around the world.

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BEACON HEIGHTS — DERRICK AND LASHLEE

A real Reston original, this home is filled with drama featuring a one-of-a-kind floor plan! The docents will be there to assist as the floorplan can be confusing — the kitchen, after all, is under the garage. After sixteen years in their Fairfax City home, back problems motivated the owners to look for one-level living. The elevator made their fivelevel find a possibility. And, an extensive renovation has made it their own. The modest front elevation belies the dramatic structure when viewed from the rear of the house where all levels are visible.

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TALIESIN PLACE — KISNER AND LOJPERSBERGER

The pieces tell their story! From horse paintings to portraits of beloved pets, to skyline images of San Francisco, each piece captures the aura and energy of the period. The flowing floor plan allows them to pursue their passions of decorating, cooking and dining with friends. Every season presents the opportunity for change with a new look — especially during the December holidays featuring five decorated trees! The balcony overlooking the pool adds to their living area and is their favorite “room.”

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NIGHT STAR — GILBREATH

On a cold spring day they left their condo in D.C., and drove to the end of their commute possibility, Reston. It was a quick decision, inspired by their need to accommodate a growing family and a grand piano — one of their most treasured pieces. Fourteen years and lots of creative energy later, they have renovated every space! Removing walls and adding windows, they opened the spaces and added lots of light and architectural interest. Still evolving and changing as their children grow, it’s always a work in progress.

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BY KELLEY WESTENHOFF  PHOTOGRAPHY BY WILLIAM O'BRIEN AND SEAN BAHRAMI

iking is a natural fit for Reston kids. Our 55 miles of paved paths lead to pools and schools, and all Reston Association pools have bike parking. Ten-yearold Karan says, “Riding my bike in Reston gives me freedom. I can ride to my school, to my friends' houses and to the creek to catch frogs and fish! People in Reston are very considerate to kids on bikes.”

OUR 55 MILES OF PAVED PATHS LEAD TO POOLS AND SCHOOLS, AND ALL RESTON ASSOCIATION POOLS HAVE BIKE PARKING. One fun summer activity some families engage in is path to pool explorations, vowing to visit as many as possible before summer ends. Such an activity expands their children’s sense of place within our community and allows them to visit pools beyond their immediate neighborhood. Parents are a huge influence on how children view cycling in Reston. Steve Gurney and Jim Curren run a fun event each summer for their young neighborhood cyclists. The “Tour de Lakes” is a multi-stage event mimicking the

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Tour de France. Kids race in two stages near two of the Reston lakes — Audubon and Thoreau. Between the two stages of riding is the allimportant FOOD stage. The friendly competition is punctuated by grim determination, training wheels, and much laughter. Anne Mader, owner of The Bike Lane in Reston Town Center, grew up riding her bike all over the Dogwood area. Today her store helps extend the joy of riding to the new generation of bike enthusiasts. The Bike Lane sponsors the sMORE junior ride at Lake Fairfax for kids ages 6-18 every Monday evening. “This is a great way for kids to try out mountain biking. We separate them into groups based on their abilities, and kids of every ability level are welcome,” says Mader. For more details, parents can contact The Bike Lane. In addition to Reston’s excellent pathways providing connections within Reston, our area is bisected east-west by the Washington & Old Dominion (W&OD) Trail (paved and even) and north-south by the Gerry Connolly Cross County Trail (CCT) (rough and rugged). The CCT leads to Lake Fairfax where riders of every age can hone their skills on the various mountain bike trails or use the new pump track. Generously donated by The Bike

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Lane racing team, and installed by Fairfax County Park Authority this summer, it’s the first of its kind in Fairfax County. A pump track is an excellent place for youngsters to practice bike handling skills that make them more confident and safer. Just because school is starting doesn’t mean biking fun is over. Research shows that children who walk or bike to school focus better. All of the FCPS schools in Reston have bike racks and all eight elementary schools participate in International Bike to School Day each spring. Many also have robust weekly or monthly “bike together” programs sponsored by the PTA and championed by a biking mom or dad. Concerned about your child’s bike safety? Every spring Reston

Association offers a free Bike Safety Rodeo. It is supported by Reston Bike Club (RBC), whose members provide helmet fit and small bike repairs. At least one young rider was given a brand new helmet by RBC at the 2016 bike rodeo. Perhaps your wee one isn’t quite ready to ride independently, but you want to share the joy of biking with him or her. There are many options for parents — bike seats that attach to bikes, bike trailers, bike tag-a-longs, and, of course, helmets. Fairfax County requires cyclists under the age of 15 to wear them. As we head into the fall and some of the most pleasant riding weather, take a look around your local paths and plan a family ride. Family biking is best with a goal


EVERY SPRING RESTON ASSOCIATION OFFERS A FREE BIKE SAFETY RODEO. IT IS SUPPORTED BY RESTON BIKE CLUB (RBC) WHOSE MEMBERS PROVIDE HELMET FIT AND SMALL BIKE REPAIRS. that involves a reward — and sugar to get you back home. How about riding to Dunkin’ Donuts or BaskinRobbins? Or pack your own yummy snacks and take a ride to see how many of Reston’s public art installations you can see in one day? Use www.ipar.org to plan. Want something for the fall and winter? Other family-friendly biking opportunities in Reston include

a Thanksgiving ride and a Tour de Lights ride to see holiday decorations. The Thanksgiving morning ride is led by Steve Gurney and Jim Curren from their neighborhood, but the hope is that people will ride from all over Reston to convene for coffee and cocoa. In the end, where you go doesn’t matter nearly as much as just getting out to enjoy biking together.

You will be giving your kids a gift of your time, and helping them develop a skill that brings lifelong benefits of health and happiness. If you would like information on how to turn a non-riding child or adult into a bicyclist, please contact the League of American Bicyclists, www.bikeleague.org. They have a list of League Certified Instructors, some of whom live in the Reston area, who can assist you. Kelley Westenhoff lives, bikes, plays, and gets involved in Reston. She is the co-chair of the Multimodal Transportation Advisory Committee (MTAC).

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Reston’s Youth and Bob Simon’s Legacy G BY KATIE EICHLER JONES  PHOTOS PROVIDED BY RESTON HISTORIC TRUST

rowing up in Reston, I always knew what made us unique. We were a walkable community. We were a community that welcomed diversity. We valued nature and open space. We were a place to live, work, and play. I knew this because that’s why my parents chose to raise our family here. I vividly remember Bob Simon coming to my high school class to talk with us about being active members of the community, encouraging us to attend public meetings and speak our minds. It made us feel special that he valued our opinions. He didn’t just listen to our views, he encouraged our input. When I became the Executive Director at the Reston Historic Trust and Museum (RHT), I felt I had come home. Having already chosen to raise my family here, I now could live the Reston mantra of living, working, and playing in Reston. When RHT began expanding our educational outreach to the schools, I went into the classrooms not knowing what modern Reston students already knew about Reston’s history. Would they recognize the name Robert E. Simon or his picture if I showed it to them? Would they understand the fundamental ideas that Bob Simon used to create this community? Would they get just why Reston was different? I wanted to find out just what our students knew about our community history and how invested they were in its future. As it turned out, they knew more than I expected. Teachers in the schools that I visited made it a

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JUST AS WHEN I GREW UP IN RESTON AND MR. SIMON CAME TO SPEAK TO MY CLASS, HIS VISION HAD A PRESENCE IN EACH CLASSROOM THAT I VISITED. priority to familiarize their students with Bob Simon and his principles. Just as when I grew up in Reston and Mr. Simon came to speak to my class, his vision had a presence in each classroom that I visited. Reston is a planned, diverse, well-rounded community and our students know it and appreciate

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it. Once I learned that these ideas weren’t unfamiliar to students, I was able to expand on them within the classroom. What does a planned community mean? Can we still expand and develop successfully and keep the original vision alive? Can we focus on the importance of nature and wildlife during a time of rapid expansion and development? As we grow, can we remain the open and welcoming community that we began in 1964? I think the answer to all of these questions is yes. As long as we keep the next generation of Restonians invested, we can continue to grow into the community that Bob envisioned. The key, and a mission of the Reston Historic Trust and Museum, is creating an open dialog with our youth, listening to their ideas, and helping to create a

generation invested in Reston’s future. Focusing on this mission will create a community that remains dedicated to its principles as it continues to expand. For more information about RHT’s free in-classroom programs, please contact us at 703-709-7700. Katie Eichler Jones is a life-long Restonian and Executive Director at the Reston Historic Trust and Museum.


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Reston’s Tennis Community Gives Back BY JESSICA BIGGER  PHOTOGRAPHY BY SEAN BAHRAMI

RA Tennis Pro teaching junior players the proper technique at one of the many classes available in Reston.

Reston Association (RA) staff and board members make it their mission to give anyone the opportunity to participate in the numerous programs it offers. So every year RA raises money to give kids who cannot afford any of RA’s programs an opportunity to participate. Tennis is no exception. Those who support RA Tennis want children of all backgrounds to have a chance at playing the sport. Research has found that kids who get involved in sports early on will likely continue to stay active as adults. Tennis is a fun sport for the entire family, according to the United States Tennis Association’s (USTA) website. There are social, health, and psychological benefits. Tennis increases bone strength, enhances coordination and flexibility, develops character and integrity, and improves social skills. Kids also have an opportunity to make new friends, learn teamwork and communication, and good sportsmanship, states the USTA. There is also a multitude of college grants and scholarships available for youth who continue in the sport and move to a competitive level. RA’s Raise a Racket for HEART tournament, held in June, benefits the RA scholarship fund Have Everyone Access Reston Tennis (HEART). There are some residents

KIDS ALSO HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE NEW FRIENDS, LEARN TEAMWORK AND COMMUNICATION, AND GOOD SPORTSMANSHIP – Katrina Adams, CEO and president of USTA who donate money or their time to help the tennis program as well. These funds make it possible for less fortunate children in the community to take tennis lessons and be more involved in the sport if they

show an interest. Most of the scholarships go to kids whose parents are on government assistance, live in affordable housing, are offered food stamps, or kids who are part of the free lunch program at school. The USTA also donates tennis rackets, tennis balls, and any other equipment to RA’s Tennis program “With this scholarship program, kids who would have never considered playing tennis are now more involved than ever,” mentioned Figueroa, one of RA’s PTR tennis instructors. There have been a couple of kids who took lessons in the fall and summer and plan on continuing their lessons this year. “If a child or teenager on scholarship shows interest in continuing with the sport, we’ll keep signing

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AROUND RESTON | HOT SPOTS | LOCAL INTEREST | TRENDING “THE REWARD IS SEEING EVERYTHING WELL ORCHESTRATED, AND THE PLAYERS ON THE COURTS COME BACK BECAUSE IT IS FOR A GREAT CAUSE” – Elaine Killoran

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them up for free lessons or classes.” Figueroa recently returned from the first USTA Spanish Coaches Meeting held down in Florida. “There is an incredible multicultural community in Reston who we want to reach out to so they know about RA’s scholarship program and how it can benefit them and their children. Not to mention a very large Latino community,” explains Figueroa. Although Figueroa speaks Spanish, he isn’t fluent in the language. “Most of the Latino parents only speak Spanish.” In order to get more Latino kids involved in tennis, Figueroa is taking language courses so he can teach tennis classes in Spanish. RA also raises money through its Rally for a Cause tennis tournament,

RA ALSO RAISES MONEY THROUGH ITS RALLY FOR A CAUSE TENNIS TOURNAMENT, HELD IN SEPTEMBER, WHICH BENEFITS TWO ORGANIZATIONS EACH YEAR. held in September, which benefits two organizations each year. For the past four years, Dr. Hani Thariani, a local orthodontist, has served as Presenting Sponsor to cover the tournament's costs. This year’s tournament donated all proceeds to local nonprofit Cornerstone’s Laurel Learning Center and the USTA Foundation. Entrants were able to choose which nonprofit they wanted to donate their entrance fee to. Cornerstone’s Laurel Learning Center uses the money to fund its developmental child care, summer day camp and before- and afterschool programs. The kids in the program get to take tennis classes through RA. USTA Foundation has created

a tennis program for wounded, ill and injured service members, veterans and their families. Through the sport of tennis, USTA is helping our military heroes acclimate to civilian life, reintegrate with their families and communities and maintain their physical and mental fitness. One major part of the program is to figure out how to accommodate service members and veterans on the tennis courts. “USTA Foundation focuses on how to accommodate their [service members' and veterans’] needs. If someone is in a wheelchair, how do you accommodate him or her on the tennis court? The USTA foundation strives on finding ways to make it possible,” explained Elaine Killoran, Fundraising Chair of Rally for a Cause. “Getting kids engaged early and helping out our military is what we really feel strongly about,” said Killoran. Rally for a Cause attracts tennis players from all over NOVA and the D.C. metro area. “Half the players are from Reston and Herndon. Some come from as far as North Carolina, Maryland, and Delaware,” mentioned Killoran. The Reston Tennis Association also works with local businesses to donate gift certificates, tickets to

major tennis tournaments and other items for the tournament’s raffle. Last year’s raffle raised around $1,500. The entry fees raised $3,000. There are plenty of volunteers who organize the event and help on the day of the tournament. “The reward is seeing everything well orchestrated, and the players on the courts come back because it is for a great cause,” said Killoran. To learn more about Raise a Racket for HEART, Rally for a Cause and other tennis tournaments in Reston, or to volunteer your time, visit reston.org. To make a donation to the Reston Tennis program, visit www.friendsofreston.org. Jessica Bigger is a freelance writer who lives in Reston.

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Reston’s Lakes and Natural Activities Inspire a Restonian S BY NICKI BELLEZZA  PHOTOGRAPHY BY NICKI BELLEZZA

ome say it takes a village to raise a child. In Reston, we say it takes a natural area, trails, a nature center and a lake. It was those things that helped shape Robert Rae Allen, who likes to be referred to as Bobby Rae. Starting as a Nature Tot in the Reston Association Camps program, Bobby Rae hugged a few trees and played outside. He spent numerous years participating in RA camps, three years as a counselor in training, then three years as a camp counselor. If you visited Lake Anne in the summers, you probably saw him rowing the boat with five campers, getting wet around the fountain, or fishing at the docks with other children. Now you might see him early in the morning fishing on Lake Audubon before he heads to work as the watershed maintenance worker: keeping the lakes clean, restoring lake shorelines, and placing wooden structures in the lake to provide

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IF YOU VISITED LAKE ANNE IN THE SUMMERS, YOU PROBABLY SAW HIM ROWING THE BOAT WITH FIVE CAMPERS, GETTING WET AROUND THE FOUNTAIN, OR FISHING AT THE DOCKS WITH OTHER CHILDREN.

more habitats for the small fish. According to Wells and Lekies, “The most direct route to caring for the environment as an adult is participating in ‘wild nature activities’ before the age of 11.” Bobby Rae truly has come full circle in Reston. He appreciates working in Reston and seeing the positive effects of his projects in the watershed.

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Top: Bobby Rae and Tyler Covarrubias installing a shoreline stabilization project on Lake Thoreau. Right: Bobby Rae (left) working with Eagle Scout Tyler Ellis (4th from right) to drop fish structures in Lake Audubon

Nicki Bellezza is the Watershed Manager for Reston Association.


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WebTrac™ nn Enhanced online member experience nn Faster online registration for RA programs & events nn Faster purchasing and renewal of Pool and Tennis Passes nn Reserve RA Pavilions and Community Buildings for celebrations/meetings and special events nn Easier and faster navigation nn Customizable program search capabilities nn Additional member self-service features

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The Lake House SPONSORED BY COMSTOCK

Reston Association’s newest community building on Lake Newport

NOW OPEN

Consider this affordable and ideal location with its park-like grounds as a lovely setting for: §§ Small to mid-sized weddings and celebrations §§ Corporate functions and retreats §§ Workshops and conferences §§ Private functions The Lakeside Room offers access to the deck overlooking Lake Newport and can accommodate 50 guests. The Lake View Room can accommodate 95 guests in a natural light-filled setting with a fireplace. The entire facility can also be rented for up to 145 guests. Attractive Rates: $100-$275/hour Available for members and non-members year round. For more information and reservations, contact Member Services at reservations@reston.org or call 703-435-6530.

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MEMBER SERVICES

Welcome to Reston

RESTON ASSOCIATION

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.

12001 Sunrise Valley Drive Reston, VA 20191

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

HOURS OF OPERATION

Frequently Asked Questions I see the Lake House is now open. What kinds of activities can I rent it for? The Lake House on Lake Newport is an ideal venue for corporate functions and retreats, workshops and seminars, or small weddings and celebrations. The entire facility can accommodate up to 145 people or you can rent one of the two rooms separately for smaller groups. For more information and reservations, contact Member Services. Are there any guidelines about using Reston’s paths and natural areas? We welcome you to explore the 55 miles of paved and natural surface pathways winding through Reston’s open spaces. All trails are multi-use so users can expect to encounter walkers, joggers, bicyclists, wheelchairs and pathway maintenance vehicles. Please keep the following in mind: §§ Stay on the trails §§ Leave all plants and animals where you find them §§ Deposit all litter in trash or recycling containers or carry it out with you §§ Always keep pets on a leash and pick up their waste §§ No motor vehicles are allowed on the pathway system For a map of Reston, navigate to www.reston.org > Parks, Recreation & Events > Facilities, Maps, & Rentals > Reston Association Map.

What property changes require review and approval by RA and/or the DRB? Currently, most exterior alterations and additions, no matter how large or small, and including tree removal, require review and approval by either the DRB or the RA Covenants staff prior to implementation. To contact your property’s Covenants Advisor, go to www.reston.org and navigate to About Reston Association > Contact Us and click on RA Staff on the left side. You can also call Member Services to be put in touch with your advisor. Who serves on the RA Design Review Board? The Design Review Board (DRB) is comprised of nine volunteer members who all live in Reston. Six members are architects/ design professionals and there are lay members. The RA Board of Directors appoints DRB members for three-year terms after completing an interview process. Who maintains the roads in Reston? VDOT maintains most of the roads in Reston, although there are some roads within clusters that are cluster responsibility. RA does not maintain the roads. If you have a question about a specific road, please call the RA Central Services Facility at 703437-6658 for assistance, or go to www.virginiaroads.org, VDOTs interactive mapping application.

Are the tennis courts locked and do I need a key? RA’s 52 tennis courts are not locked. All 44 hard courts are open year round and clay courts are open April-October, weather permitting. Please note that they are monitored by RA tennis department employees who will check for your membership card. When do the pools close? RA’s last two pools close on September 25. The 2016 Pool Schedule can be found on www.reston.org by navigating to Parks, Recreation & Events > Aquatics, then, download the schedule from the right side of the page.

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FACILITY RESERVATIONS:

reservations@reston.org

How do I find out about volunteer opportunities in Reston? The easiest way to stay up to date on the latest volunteer events and opportunities is through our social media pages. Find us on Facebook as ‘Volunteer Reston,’ on Twitter @VolunteerReston, and on Instagram @volunteer_assistant. You can also receive more information from our website or by emailing Ha Brock, Volunteer Supervisor, at habrock@reston.org.

UPDATING YOUR ACCOUNT

Please take a moment to update your online profile so we can contact you about upcoming classes, registration dates, and notify you directly if there’s a change to a program for which you are registered. To edit your account, please follow these simple steps: 1. Go to www.reston.org. 2. Click on ‘login’ in the top right corner of the screen. 3. Enter your username and password. If you forgot either one, click the appropriate link to have it sent to you via email. 4. Once logged in, click on "My Account" in the upper right-hand corner of the web page, then, "My Profile" link in the right menu. 5. Within your profile, you can add household members, edit phone numbers, and edit email addresses. In order to edit a birthdate, please contact our Member Services department. Many of our programs and classes are only available to individuals within a certain age bracket, so this must be filled in correctly in order to register. If you have questions about your account or need any further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Member Services. We look forward to serving you.

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Reston Association’s

2016 Open House

FOR NEW MEMBERS AND LONG TIME RESIDENTS

Thursday, Oct. 20 6:30–8:30 p.m. Reston Association 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive Join us to learn about Reston Association (RA) and the many services, amenities and programs it provides for you. §§ Talk with RA Parks and Recreation staff about programs in Aquatics, Camps, Environmental Education, and Tennis §§ Learn about the 100+ events we offer for all ages §§ Meet the Member Services team and learn how to navigate RA’s website so you can access important association and community resources

§§ Explore how you can get involved in Reston, serve on the RA Board or one of our many committees and give back to the community §§ Meet with your Covenants Advisor and learn about the services they provide property owners §§ Meet local elected officials and community organization representatives

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

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MEMBER SERVICES

POOL & TENNIS PASSES FOR RA MEMBERS POOL & TENNIS PASS

MEMBER SERVICES

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

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

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

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

$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 on-site. Allows admittance of one guest, regardless of age, with passholder (addresses must match). Season Long Guest Pass $40

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

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

$10 $5

There's still time to Enjoy the Pools and the Tennis Courts?

The summer may be winding down, but our pools are still open with the last two open until September 25. Tennis courts are open year-round, weather permitting. Free shipping or office pickup for online orders. Passes will be available within seven business days.

Buying Your Pass ONLINE PURCHASE

ƒƒ Go to www.reston.org and navigate to RA Marketplace.

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.

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Come Play in Reston!

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

15 POOLS Reston Aquatics is proud to provide pools Prices are half off for the remainder of the season (excludes Guest & Trial Pass options)

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.

PASS OPTIONS

TENNIS ONLY

POOL & TENNIS

DESCRIPTION

Individual Pass

$260 $130

$370 $185

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

Family Pass

$360 $180

$530 $265

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

GUEST OPTIONS

TENNIS ONLY

POOL & TENNIS

DESCRIPTION

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. This option is a great way to eliminate carrying cash and offers a 20% discount compared to one-day admissions.

Season-long

$50

$50

Admits one guest per entry. Address on card 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. PHOTO BY MARK MAJOROS

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AQUATICS

Certification Offerings 01

First Aid/CPR/AED

Reston Association is happy to offer First Aid/CPR/AED Certification through the American Red Cross. Courses are taught by certified instructors using the latest science in Emergency Cardiovascular Care. Fee includes take-home Quick Reference cards for both Adult and Pediatric conditions as well as textbooks for use in class. Students will have the option to purchase textbooks during class if desired. A sixstudent minimum is required to hold class. Registration: Monday, Sept. 12 at 8:30 a.m. online at www.reston.org or in person at our Member Services desk.

First Aid/CPR/AED Certification (Adult and Pediatric care) Oct. 15, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 13, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Dec. 3, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Dec. 18, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive $100 $110

Note: this course is not valid for persons seeking lifeguard certification. Check back in early 2017 for the lifeguard training offerings.

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Pool Operator’s License

This ‘challenge’ style exam allows test takers to receive a Fairfax County approved Pool Operator’s license. Visit www. tinyurl.com/RestonOperator for more details. Testers must earn a 70% or higher to be awarded the certification card.

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Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO) Training

The AFO program is the premier facility operator certification. Upon successful completion of the AFO course and the 50-question exam, participants will be officially certified by the National Recreation and Park Association. Successful participants receive a certificate suitable for framing, a wallet card, and registry in the National AFO Certification Database. Certification is valid for five years and can be renewed through CEUs or re-testing. The AFO course is a two-day instructor-led training, with the exam being administered on the second day. Candidates will be provided with a copy of the AFO Manual prior to arriving. Potential AFOs are highly encouraged to review the manual content prior to arriving to the course.

Registration: Monday, Aug. 1 at 8:30 a.m. online at www.reston.org or in person at our Member Services desk.

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Oct. 27-28, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive Course & Exam: $250 Exam Only: $100 (to renew existing certification)

Note: Materials are provided in advance of class. Registration will close on Sept. 18.

Note: This certification is valid only in specific jurisdictions and no training/class is included.

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Swim Teams 01

Reston Swim Team Association (RSTA) RSTA is an independent developmental league for swimmers 6-18 years old with multiple summer teams and a Winter Swim Program. Winter Swim Registration is open now. All practices held at the Reston Community Center. Ages: 6-10 Sept. 18-Dec. 11 (12 sessions, no practice 11/27) Sunday, 6-7 p.m. Fee: $144 Ages: 9+ (exceptions made for 8 year olds legal in all four strokes) Sept. 20-Dec. 13 (24 sessions, no practice 11/24) Tuesday/Thursday, 7-8 p.m. Fee: $264

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Reston Masters Swim Team (RMST)

The RMST is an adult (18 and older) swim league for Reston area residents. We have something for everyone — a mixture of fitness swimmers, triathletes and very highly competitive swimmers. Some of our members swam in high school and/or college; others have used the training at RMST to become USMS national champions. RMST also has swimmers who are not competitive but simply enjoy swimming in an organized program. We enjoy the team camaraderie of training together under the guidance of an experienced coach.

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RMST operates under the Potomac Valley Local Masters Swimming Committee, which is part of United States Masters Swimming (USMS).

More info: www.rsta.org/ winter-swim or email winterswimcomm@rsta.org

Our indoor season is in the Terry L. Smith Aquatics Center, Reston Community Center

Information and Registration: 703-326-0526 or www.RSTA.org

Sept. 2016-May 2017 Tuesday, Thursday, 8-9:30 p.m. Saturday, 6:50-8:50 a.m. Sunday, 7-8 p.m.

Information and Registration: www.restonmasters.com

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

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Drowning Education Awareness Program (Deap) 01

Reston Association and Reston Community Center cooperatively present this land-based water safety program for different audiences and community civic groups. Contact Willa at 703-435-6532 or aquaticsinfo@reston.org to book one of the classes below.

General Water Safety (for adults)

A free, 90-minute, presentation offered to rotary clubs, PTAs, home school networks, church groups, and other civic organizations; focuses on importance of water safety.

Longfellow’s WHALE Tales (ages 5-12 – in similar age groups)

Keep your group water safety conscious year round with this, one-hour, interactive classroom presentation designed for elementary schools, scout groups, day care centers, and other youthservice organizations. DEAP programs are FREE for Reston residents, Reston-based organizations and employees of companies in Reston.

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Underwater Offerings Scuba Diver Certification

Certification consists of three phases: Classroom Review, Pool Training, and Open-Water Evaluation Dives. 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-n-Dive open water evaluation or complete the certification while on a tropical vacation. For more information, visit www.nautilusva.com or contact Melissa Miles at 703-421-3483 or info@nautilusva.com

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Classroom Review and Pool Training (Phases 1 and 2) Advance registration required. Ages: 10+ Dates, times, and fee vary by offering. Please visit Nautilus Aquatics online for more information.

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Open Water Evaluation Dives (Phase 3) Includes Camp-n-Dive fees. Dates, times, and fee vary by offering. Please visit Nautilus Aquatics online for more information.

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2016 POOL SCHEDULE POOL

OPEN SWIM TIMES Weekdays

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

CLOSED DAY

Weekends

Season 4: August 22-Sept. 5 Glade Pool & Spa

11 a.m.-7 p.m.

10 a.m.-8 p.m.

Monday

Lake Newport Pool

10 a.m.-7 p.m.

10 a.m.-8 p.m.

Tuesday

North Shore Heated Pool & Spa

11 a.m.-7 p.m.

11 a.m.-7 p.m.

Wednesday

Ridge Heights Heated Pool

10 a.m.-7 p.m.

11 a.m.-7 p.m.

Thursday

North Shore Heated Pool & Spa

4-7 p.m.

11 a.m.-7 p.m.

Ridge Heights Heated Pool

4-7 p.m.

11 a.m.-7 p.m.

6-9 a.m. Weekdays 7-9 p.m. Weekdays

6-9 a.m. Weekdays 7-9 p.m. Weekdays

Season 5: Sept. 6-25

LATE SEASON INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY In the event of a storm all Reston Association pools will close. All Reston Association pools will close until one half-hour after the last sound of thunder or visible lightning. Programs/Lessons All programs, lessons, and private rentals will continue unless otherwise stated. Cancellations will be determined on site at event time.

RA POOLS

In cases of cool/drizzling weather the following pools will STAY OPEN (unless regularly scheduled to be closed on that day); Season 4 (Aug. 22-Sept. 5) Glade & North Shore Season 5 (Sept. 6-25) North Shore

EXCEPTIONS TO POOL SCHEDULE

Labor Day

End of Pool Season

Sept. 5 Pools operate on weekend schedule. Last day for Glade and Lake Newport pools

Sept. 25 North Shore and Ridge Heights pools close for the season.

Lap Swimming: Each pool will have at least one dedicated lap lane available at all times during open swim. Lake Newport will have three dedicated lap lanes. Amenities: ADA-compliant amenities onsite. Please see pool description for specific amenities.

Lake Newport

Glade

North Shore

Ridge Heights

Lane depth: 3.5-5.5 feet Length: 50 meters (3 dedicated lap lanes) Amenities: Two 1-meter diving boards, wading pool, covered picnic area with charcoal grills, and sand volleyball court. Nearby: Basketball courts, tot lot, soccer/ball fields, and access to Blue Trail.

Lane depth: 3.5-12.5 feet Length: 25 meters Amenities: Two-story water slide, in-water benches, 1-meter diving board, heated spa, and wading pool with beach-style entry and water play fountains. Nearby: Lighted clay tennis courts, basketball court, tot lot, Walker Nature Center and access to Turquoise Trail.

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

Lane depth: 3-5 feet Length: 25 meters 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.

11601 Lake Newport Road 703-467-0694

11550 Glade Drive 703-476-5732

11515 North Shore Drive 703-689-4091

11400 Ridge Heights Road 703-476-7084

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SPONSORS

PARTNERS

Reston Association Aquatics staff would like to thank the following businesses for the goods, services, time and effort they donated to our 2016 Aquatic Season. Tisseront Orthodontics

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

Dominion Pawn and Check Cash

Papa Johns Pizza

www.dominionpawn.com Weekly prize donation for the Lifeguard of the Week winner

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www.tisserontorthodontics.com Generous donation of the fabulous ‘Tisseront Towels

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www.papajohns.com Weekly prize donation for pool Inspection winners and 20% of net sales delivered to pool addresses. There’s still time to get yourpool pizza. Store #600/Herndon 703-435-PAPA (7272) Store #999/Fox Mill 703-476-PAPA (7272)


DOG PADDLE Why not take man’s best friend for a dip at the pool?

Register and pay onsite at the pool.

Aug. 27, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Dogwood Pool 2460 Green Range Road $4 $6 Registration: Monday, Aug. 1 at 8:30 a.m. online at www.reston.org or in person at our Member Services desk. Note: People will not be permitted in the water with dogs. Waiver, proof of current rabies vaccine, and current Dog License required. Dogs must remain under control and sociable at all times or will be asked to leave without refund. Female dogs in heat are not permitted. RA reserves the right to deny admission to any patron/dog owner. Questions: Contact Willa at 703-435-6532 or email willa@reston.org. WWW.RESTON.ORG | AUGUST 2016

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CAMPS & YOUTH DEVELOPMENT

Holiday Break Camp December 19-22

Ages: 5-7 years old 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The Lake House, 11450 Baron Cameron Road Ages: 7-11 years old 9 a.m.-4 p.m Brown’s Chapel, 1575 Brown’s Chapel Road Fitkids PM Care Registrant: $85 Drop in Package (Billed for 4 days. No per day fee) $125 $150 Field Trip: $15 covering both trips. Deadline to Register: Wednesday, Dec. 9 Extended Care Fee: $25 per child per AM (7:30-9 a.m.) or PM (4-6 p.m.)

Theme Week: Hoppin Holiday

This camp will operate as a traditional camp week, and will include a variety of activities and sessions throughout the day. Groups will take part in the following hands-on activities: science, art, music, outside game time weather permitting, theme games, and free choice time. Field trips to Bowl America, and a second trip to an unknown location.

To register, please visit www.reston.org or contact Member Services at 703-435-6530.

Winter Break Camp December 27-30 Ages: 5-7 years old 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The Lake House, 11450 Baron Cameron Road Ages: 7-11 years old 9 a.m.-4 p.m Brown’s Chapel, 1575 Brown’s Chapel Road Fitkids PM Care Registrant: $85 Drop in Package (Billed for 4 days. No per day fee) $125 $150 Field Trip: $15 covering both trips. Deadline to Register: Wednesday, Dec. 9 Extended Care Fee: $25 per child per AM (7:30-9 a.m.) or PM (4-6 p.m.)

Theme Week: Adventure Awaits

This camp will operate as a traditional camp week, and will include a variety of activities and sessions throughout the day. Groups will take part in the following hands-on activities: science, art, music, outside game time weather permitting, theme activities and field trips to Microsoft Store in Tysons and the Walker Nature Center.

To register, please visit www.reston.org or contact Member Services at 703-435-6530. PRICES ARE LISTED FOR BOTH

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HEALTH & WELLNESS

WELLNESS OFFERINGS 01

Workshop I: Introduction to Mindfulness

Session 1: Sept. 12-Oct. 17 Session 2: Oct. 31-Dec. 5 Monday, 10-11 a.m. (6 Classes) The Lake House, 11450 Baron Cameron Road. $125 $160

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 foundational practices of mindfulness, the scientific evidence for benefits of mindfulness and how mindfulness training builds habits in the mind that rewire your brain for resiliency and well-being.

Workshop II: Introduction to Mindfulness, part II

Session 1: Sept. 13-Oct. 18 Session 2: Nov. 1-Dec. 6 Tuesday, 7-8 p.m. (6 Classes) Brown’s Chapel, 1575 Brown’s Chapel Drive. $125 $160

In this workshop you will continue to strengthen your core skills of mindfulness as taught in the Intro to Mindfulness Workshop. Each class will include longer periods of mindfulness meditation and further discussion into the neuroscientific basis of the effectiveness of mindfulness.

Sterling Mind Body Fitness

Session 1: Sept. 12-28 (6 classes) $48 $60 Session 2: Oct. 3-26 (8 classes) $64 $80 Session 3: Nov. 2-30 (8 classes, No class 11/23) $64 $80 Monday/Wednesday, 11a.m.-Noon, The Lake House, 11450 Baron Cameron Road PRICES ARE LISTED FOR BOTH

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.

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This is a very gentle practice, perfect for seniors and individuals who are healing from an injury or are just starting to practice yoga. This class honors the body with gentle postures, breathing, and deep relaxation. All levels are welcome. Tuesday/Thursday, 10-11a.m. Session 1: Sept. 13-29 $60 $72 Session 2: Oct. 4-27 $80 $96

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Yoga — Hatha Mixed Level

Session 1: Oct. 3-26 Session 2: Nov. 2-30 (no class 11/23) Monday/Wednesday, 7-8 p.m. $80 $96

Mixed Level Hatha class invites those of all levels to encourage, invigorate, and challenge one another through a dynamic practice. Improve strength and flexibility at your own pace while breathing energy into each movement.

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

Reston Reston is a community founded on the

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

Walker Nature Center Located at 11450 Glade Drive, the Nature

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

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

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

HOURS

MONDAY, WEDNESDAY – FRIDAY 9 a.m.-5 p.m. TUESDAY Closed SATURDAY 10 a.m.-1 p.m. SUNDAY 1-4 p.m. Check holiday schedule for additional closings.

Environmental Volunteers Halloween Volunteers Help at the Nature Center’s special event nights, see page 89 . Habitat Heroes Help protect the trees and other native plants in our natural areas, see page 90. Fall Stream Clean Up Saturday, October 17, 9 a.m.-Noon, see page 92 . Storm Drain Marking Help mark storm drains that flow to local streams and the Chesapeake Bay, see page 92 . Stream Monitors Help monitor local stream health by inventorying macroinvertebrates, see page 92 .


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

Goodbye Summer Campfire

Friday, Sept. 2, 6:30-8 p.m. WNC Campfire Ring, On Soapstone Drive, between Glade Drive and Lawyers Road. Reserve by Aug. 31. $7/person $9/person

Get a jump start on your Labor Day holiday with some fun around a crackling campfire. Roast a hot dog and make a s'more. Stomp your feet, sing some songs and enjoy the last weekend of summer.

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Log Roll

Saturday, Sept. 17, 11 a.m.-Noon.Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive. Reserve by Sept. 14. $6/person $8/person

Let's grab our bug boxes and go on a bug hunt. We'll roll logs, dissect logs, shake shrubs and dig through leaves. By the end, we should have an amazing assortment of bugs, slugs and grubs! Make a bug box to take home.

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Bat Night at the Lake House

Thursday, Sept. 29, 7-8 p.m. The Lake House, 11450 Baron Cameron Avenue. Reserve by Sept. 26. $5/person $7/person

Enjoy a program at Reston Association’s new Lake House! We’ll scan the sky for our favorite flying mammal, and use a bat monitor to detect bat traffic. Learn the latest from the bat world and enjoy some wildlife at Lake Newport.

Fall Foliage, Foods & Fun

Sunday, Oct. 16, 2-3:30 p.m. Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive. Reserve by Oct. 13. $7/person $9/person

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Trees are showing their true colors as their green fades into beautiful reds, yellows and oranges.Take a fall foliage walk and conduct simple experiments to separate leaf color pigments. Sample tree treats and make a caramel apple to take home. Nature programs may be cancelled in the event of severe weather, severe weather warnings, or low enrollment. Advance reservations are required for all fee-based programs. Call 703-476-9689 and press 5 or email naturecenter@reston.org.

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All Ages

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Attention Scout Leaders The Walker Nature Center can help your organization to earn patches & 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 per participant (min. charge $50) $7 per participant (min. charge $70)

Campfire Programs

Campfire Fun and Campfire Cookery programs are available upon request.

$6 per participant (min. charge $60) $8 per participant (min. charge $80)

Note: Campfire Ring can be rented for selfuse. 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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EVENT INFO & TICKETS

You’re invited to the best family friendly Halloween event this side of Transylvania — RAIN OR SHINE. This is NOT a horror show or a haunted house. Meet a creative cast of characters, including live animals, along our nature-themed Trick-or-Treat Trail and inside our Nature House, turned Halloween House for this very special evening. Enjoy jack-o-lanterns, carnival style games, sound and light effects, and creatures of the night. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Ticket price includes a Trick-or-Treat bag. Additional concessions (ex., popcorn, cotton candy, apple cider) will be on sale. Participants are encouraged to wear non-scary costume, and enjoy the activities at their own self-guided pace.

Choose from one of four event times: Friday, Oct. 28, 6-7:15 PM or 7:30-8:45 PM Saturday, Oct. 29, 6-7:15 PM or 7:30-8:45 PM Gate opens 15 minutes prior to the event start time. Please park along Glade Drive or at Glade Pool, and bring a flashlight.

Tickets $10/person (Adults and children who are 18 months or older must have a ticket.)

Advance tickets only. Tickets go on sale Monday, Oct. 3 at 9 a.m. A $1.54/ticket service charge will be applied to all sales. All event times sell out on the first day. We highly recommend that you purchase your tickets online on Oct. 3. Buy your tickets online at www.eventbrite.com at the following links:

http://halloweenhousefri1.eventbrite.com http://halloweenhousefri2.eventbrite.com http://halloweenhousesat1.eventbrite.com http://halloweenhousesat2.eventbrite.com

For more information, call 703-476-9689, and press 5 or email naturecenter@reston.org. To volunteer, see page 89.

Recommended for families with children ages 3-10 years.

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Babes in the Woods

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

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Peak-A-Boo: Animal Hide &Seek

Monday, Sept. 12 or Tuesday, Sept. 13, 10-11 a.m. Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive. Reserve by Sept. 8. $7/child $9/child

Join an exciting nature trail adventure! Use clues such as animal tracks, sounds and traits to find animals hidden along the trail. Read a story, enjoy a snack and take home an animal craft.

The Imagination Tree

Monday, Oct. 17 or Tuesday, Oct. 18, 10-11 a.m. Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive. Reserve by Oct. 13. $7/child $9/child

Every season offers new textures and colors to discover. Come learn and play with autumn’s vibrant array of colors and shapes. Practice naming colors, counting objects, and learn some new nature vocabulary. Enjoy a snack and make a craft. Nature programs may be cancelled in the event of severe weather, severe weather warnings, or low enrollment. Advance reservations are required for all fee-based programs. Call 703-476-9689 and press 5 or email naturecenter@reston.org.

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

Nature Detectives Ages 3-7

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

Dinosaurs Ages 3-9

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

Nature Crafts Ages 3-12

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

Campfire Fun Ages 7-12

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

How to Book • • • •

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

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

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Preschool Elementary Happenings Programs 3-5 years. Children must 5-12 years. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

be accompanied by an adult.

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Possum Party

Thursday, Sept. 8, 10-11 a.m. or 1:30-2:30 p.m. Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive. Reserve by Sept. 5. $7/child $9/child

What does it mean to play possum? Learn fun possum traits, read a favorite story about a harvest soiree, and celebrate the end of summer possum style. Refreshments and a take-home craft included.

Painting with Nature

Thursday, Oct. 6, 10-11 a.m. or 1:30-2:30 p.m.Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive. Reserve by Oct. 3. $6/child $8/child

Use natural paintbrushes to explore texture, pattern and color. Enjoy great results, and a new understanding of the world around us.

Paper Making

Monday, Oct. 10, 1-2:30 p.m. Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive. Reserve by Oct. 6. $6/child $8/child

Since ancient Egyptian times, people have been making paper for both artistic and practical purposes. Discover how to make your own recycled paper and learn how to use it in future craft projects. This is a perfect way to enjoy your day off from school.

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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.

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SCHOOL PROGRAMS

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

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

Elementary Classroom Visits

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

PRICES ARE LISTED FOR BOTH

Preschool Field Trips and Classroom Visits

§§ Fall, Winter, Spring §§ 45 minutes Topics include: Fall Frolic, Crack-a-Nut, Animal Adaptations, Winter in the Woods Fee: $45/program (Reston schools) $75/program (Non-Reston schools) Contact enviroed@reston.org or call 703-435-6509 for more information and reservations.

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Adult Programs 16 years to adult

Worm Composting

Sunday, Sept. 11, 2-3:30 p.m. Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive. Reserve by Sept. 8. $30/bin $35/bin

Ever thought about composting but just don't have the space? Worm composting is a natural method of recycling food waste. It’s so simple and odor free that it can be done anywhere. See an established bin and make one to take home. Learn how to turn your kitchen scraps into rich organic soil and compost tea.

Fall Container Planting

Ages: Senior Adult, 55+ Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2-3 p.m. Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive. Reserve by Sept. 9. $13/person $18/person

Make a small container garden to take home. For more details see page 77. To register email Ashleigh@reston.org or call 703-435-6577.

Nature Walk at Reston National Golf Course

Monday, Oct. 3, 3-5 p.m. South Lakes Park. Reserve by Sept. 29. Free

Learn about the natural resources and experiences that this valuable open space provides. Look for wildlife and visit old field and pond habitats. Co-sponsored by Rescue Reston. Meet at South Lakes Park on South Lakes Dr. between Escalante Ct. and Olde Crafts Dr.

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Fermentation: Sauerkraut Workshop

Wednesday, Sept. 21, 6:30-8:30 p.m.Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive. Reserve by Sept. 16. $20/person $25/person

The ancient technique of fermentation produces some of the most beloved food products around the world. Learn about this technique, then practice it by making a jar of your own sauerkraut to take home. Oktoberfest is the perfect time of year to discover this recipe. All supplies included. Guest Presenter: Katie Strong, Virginia Cooperative Extension

Mushroom Hike

Sunday, Oct. 9, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive. Reserve by Oct. 6. $5/person $7/person

Explore the forest with local mushroom expert Mark Richman. Look for the fruiting bodies of these curious organisms that live 99 percent below ground. Learn about their lifecycle, the types found in our area and which edible mushrooms are commonly foraged for. Search for Aborted Entolomas.

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Backyard Composting

Thursday, Oct. 13, 7-8 p.m. Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive. Reserve by Oct. 10. $5/person $7/person

Dealing with all of the fallen leaves in the yard can be tough. Learn how to recycle them the natural way. Plants will love the rich organic soil that your composting efforts provide. Also learn how kitchen waste and other yard debris can be composted right in your own backyard. Guest presenter: Brenda Frank, Fairfax Master Gardener

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 703476-9689 and press 5 or email naturecenter@reston.org. PRICES ARE LISTED FOR BOTH

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02 So You Want to Keep Honeybees? Saturday Oct. 8, 2-5 p.m. Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive. Reserve by Oct 5. $5/person $7/person

Certified Master Beekeepers will present an overview covering the basics of keeping honeybees.This class will introduce to you what honeybees are, rules and regulations for keeping them locally, and costs/equipment and time involved in keeping them. This presentation will help you decide whether to pursue keeping honeybees. A more indepth class is planned for next year.

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Bird Walks 16 years to adult. Free.

No reservations required. Beginning and expert birders are invited to help find birds in some of Reston’s most beautiful natural areas. Co-sponsored by Audubon Society of Northern Virginia and The Bird Feeder store.

September Bird Walk: Walker Nature Center and Snakeden Stream Valley

Sunday, Sept. 18, 7:30-10:30 a.m. Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive

October Bird Walk: Bright Pond

Sunday, Oct. 16, 7:30-10:30 a.m. Bright Pond, Bright Pond Lane. Park at the end of the cul-de-sac.

Storytelling Night: Adults Only

WILD LIFE

Saturday, September 17, 8 p.m., Walker Nature Center

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

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NATURE

Prohibited Plants in Reston

Invasive plants are non-native to our region. They spread quickly and outcompete our native vegetation. Often, invasive plants get their start in yards and gardens where they can become a serious problem for the property owner and adversely affect neighboring private property, as well as RA natural areas. The proliferation of these plants decreases plant diversity and harms the wildlife that depend on native plants for food and shelter. Many invasives overtake native shrubs and trees that are a signature of the Reston community. Efforts to control these species on RA property are ongoing and costly. We are grateful for

the many volunteers who have worked diligently to remove invasive plants and educate our members about their harmful effects. By resolution of Reston Association's Board of Directors, the Use and Maintenance Standards for all properties that fall under the Reston deed were amended in May of 2008 to include a ban on these eight invasive plants. If you would like to learn more about invasive plants, visit “Plants” on the “Natural Resources” page in the “Nature” section of our website, www.reston.org. If you would like to volunteer to help control invasive plants in Reston, contact Ha Brock via email at habrock@reston.org.

Banned Invasive Plants

ƒƒ Flowering Pears (Pyrus calleryana cultivars) ƒƒ Winged Burning Bush (Euonymus alata) ƒƒ Japanese Barberry (Berberis thunbergii) ƒƒ Exotic Bush Honeysuckles (Lonicera spp.) ƒƒ Exotic Bamboos (Bambusa spp.) ƒƒ Chinese Wisteria (Wisteria sinensis) ƒƒ Japanese Wisteria (Wisteria floribunda) ƒƒ English Ivy (Hedera helix) ƒƒ Oriental Bittersweet (Celastrus orbiculatus) ƒƒ Porcelain-berry (Ampelopsis brevipedunculata) ƒƒ Yellow Flag (Iris pseudacorus) ƒƒ Chinese Privet (Ligustrum sinense) ƒƒ Periwinkle and Greater Periwinkle (Vinca major and minor) Please direct questions to our environmental resource staff at 703-437-7658. Thank you for your cooperation in not planting any of these species in Reston.

Reston’s Official Bird: The Pileated Woodpecker Prints by Dana Ann Scheurer

16” X 20” Limited Edition Prints Available: $125 6” X 8” Framed Print: $25 At the Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive NOW AVAILABLE

LIMITED EDITION

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 sale 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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Brush Chipping

Free

Dispose of Brush

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

Chipping Dates & Sites September 17-18 Lake Audubon Pool October 15-16 Central Services Facility


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.

Pathway/ Recreation Area Bench: $1,000

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.

Tennis Bench: $600

Adopt-A-Recycling Bin

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

Recycling Bin: $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.

Bike Rack: $750

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

World Water Monitoring ™ Challenge In the month of September, join people in over 120 countries and RA staff in protecting water resources around the world. Volunteer to conduct basic monitoring of your local stream or lake and share the results with the world! You don’t have to be an experienced water monitor to participate. An easy-to-use test kit will enable everyone, regardless of age or experience, to sample for a core set of water quality parameters including temperature, pH (acidity), turbidity (clarity) and dissolved oxygen (DO). Results can then be shared with participating communities around the globe through the World Water Monitoring Challenge Web site. To sign up, contact Ha Brock at 703-435-7986 or email at habrock@reston.org. For more information contact Nicki Bellezza at 703-435-6560 or Nicki@reston.org.

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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 and see what’s in it for you. Visit the Parks, Recreation & Events section at www.reston.org.

Children’s Events

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Teddy Bear Picnic

Ages: 3-5 Tuesday, Sept. 20, 11 a.m.-Noon. Lake House, 11450 Baron Cameron Avenue $8 $10

Bear lovers are invited to a bearific morning, which includes bear stories, crafts and fun! Bring your favorite teddy bear and a picnic lunch to be enjoyed after the event. Registration required.

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Halloween Fun

Ages: 3-5 Wednesday, Oct. 19, 11 a.m.-Noon. Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive $8 $10

All Ages All ages are welcome.

Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Dog Paddle

Why not take man’s best friend for a dip at the pool? Sign up now for your Dog-Paddle Pass or pay in person at the event.

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Ice Cream Social

Wednesday, Sept. 14, 4 p.m. — until ice cream is gone. Ridge Heights Pool, 11400 Ridge Heights Road. FREE

As the season winds down, we have one more opportunity for you to enjoy some refreshing ice cream as you lounge poolside. Make sundaes for the kids and for yourself. Supplies are limited. Event is cancelled in the event of rain or threatening rain.

Wednesday, Oct. 26, 10-11 a.m. The Lake House, 11450 Baron Cameron Avenueve. $8 $10

Dress up in your favorite costume and join the fun with hands-on Halloween activities and spooky crafts. Also, kids will get to play wicked games. This ghostly event will disappear before your eyes, so make sure to register! Registration required.

02 Walk to School Day Wednesday, Oct. 5

In celebration of Reston's status as a Bronze Level Bicycle-Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists, the Reston Multimodal Transportation Advisory Committee is coordinating with all eight of Reston's elementary schools to participate in International Walk to School Day. This will be the fourth year of this coordinated effort. Once again, there will be a friendly competition between the elementary schools to see who can get the most students walking to school, as well as the highest percentage of the school's population. If you would like to get involved, contact the PTA representative at your local school.

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Reston Multicultural Festival

The Reston Multicultural Festival is an annual event that brings together the people of Reston to celebrate our rich medley of cultures. The Multicultural Festival features a naturalization ceremony, international book fair, National Heritage Award fellows, arts & crafts, exciting entertainment, Art Mirrors Culture exhibit, delicious food, and family activities from around the world. This signature Reston event honors the diversity that is one of our greatest assets. Everyone is encouraged to dress in attire from their own cultural roots and share the stories that we gather on the pathways of our lives.

Saturday, Sept. 24 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Rain or Shine

Lake Anne Village Center 1609 Washington Plaza

The festival is co-sponsored by Reston Community Center & Reston Association, with partners from a variety of Reston based organizations and businesses. The naturalization ceremony is done in partnership with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Check out www.restoncommunitycenter.com or call 703-476-4500 for more information.

Parks & Recreation Paid Internship Spring 2017 Internship from February through April (start and end dates are flexible) Provides administrative support and customer service to the Parks & Recreation department. Assists the events coordinator in planning, implementing and evaluating a variety of events and programs for all ages throughout the Reston community. Fields patron concerns, assists aquatic staff with filing and seasonal staff database management. Assists with calendar template for aquatics scheduling software. Organizes and maintains recreational signage throughout the department. Performs data entry for both the aquatics and camp departments. Manages camp paperwork and communication with parents throughout the registration process. Assists in planning activities, trips, and supplies for a variety of camps. A $500 stipend is paid at the end.

Minimum Qualifications: §§ Candidate must be working towards an undergraduate or graduate degree in Parks & Recreation or related field. §§ Must be at least 18 years old with a good driving record and valid driver’s license. §§ Must be able to lift 20+ pounds. §§ Must be able to work 20-30 hours per week, including occasional evenings and weekends. §§ Applicant should be familiar with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook, and enjoy working with the public.

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All Ages All ages are welcome.

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Reston Presents… Traditional Chinese Arts and Culture: What You Might Not Know Monday, Sept.12, 7-9 p.m. Reston Community Center at Lake Anne, 1609 Washington Plaza. FREE

Reston Presents is a bimonthly lecture and presentation series that highlights the multifaceted talents of local residents. Reston Presents... is co-sponsored by the Reston Association and the Reston Community Center. This month features: What comes to mind when mentioning Chinese culture? Kung-fu, dragon dancing or maybe even Chinese food? These are some of the most well-known cultural elements to people in the West. However, the essence of traditional Chinese culture and arts is much richer and more profound. This workshop will give audience members an insightful perspective. Through photo slides and video, Dong Xiang will discuss: the essence of Chinese culture and its traditional values; how and why it was nearly lost, the unfolding of a renaissance of traditional Chinese culture and the driving force behind it. Mr. Xiang is the executive director of the Falun Dafa Association of D.C., which has been responsible for presenting the classical Chinese dance show Shen Yun at The Kennedy Center. This program is for educational purposes only; there will be no solicitation or obligation of attendees. Registration required.

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Reston Presents… The Street Smart Senior Monday, Nov. 14, 7-9 p.m. Reston Community Center at Lake Anne, 1609 Washington Plaza. FREE

Reston Presents is a bimonthly lecture and presentation series that highlights the multifaceted talents of local residents. Topics include anything from cooking demonstrations to stories from war veterans and book signings with local authors. Reston Presents… is sponsored by the Reston Association and the Reston Community Center. This month features The Street Smart Senior, which addresses frauds and scams, which is the Virginia Commonwealth’s Office of the Attorney General’s most requested community outreach presentation. The presentation provides information regarding current and trending frauds/ scams that are happening within our communities, important ways for individuals to prevent becoming a victim, and information on available community and state-level resources. This program is for educational purposes only; there will be no solicitation or obligation of attendees. Registration required.

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Community Yard Sale

Saturday, Sept. 10 (rain date, 9/11) 8:30 a.m.-Noon. 12000 Sunrise Valley Drive (across the street from Reston Association) VENDOR SPACE IS SOLD OUT

Ninety-five families will be selling a variety of items, so this event is a great opportunity to browse for bargains for a new home or a college dorm. Contact Ashleigh@reston.org or 703-435-6577 for information on weather-related cancellations.

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Senior Social: Autumn Apple Theme

Thursday, Sept. 29, 1:30-3 p.m. Reston Community Center at Hunters Woods, 2310 Colts Neck Road. $5 Reston Residents, $10 nonresidents

This quarterly Reston Community Center and Reston Association social event is celebrating the coming of fall with the scent and taste of delicious apples and the birthday of America’s legend, Johnny Appleseed. Learn about upcoming RA and RCC trips and classes, win a prize for a “Pie”Walk, “Apple Quizzes,” and more. Light refreshments will be served. This event is co-sponsored by Reston Community Center and Reston Association. Registration required.

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Wine & Design

Age: 21 years and older Friday, Sept. 30, 7-9:30 p.m. Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive. $45 $56

Looking to uncork unknown talent? Bring a friend, unleash your creative side, and join us for an evening of painting. Paint, canvas, brushes and even a glass of wine will be provided while our experienced instructor guides you step by step through the process. At the end of the night, take home your masterpiece. Don’t worry, no experience is necessary. It is just for fun! Registration required.

55+ Events Age 55 years and older Senior Movie Day

Wednesdays: Aug. 24, Featuring, "Joy" Sept. 28, Featuring, "Love & Friendship" Oct. 26, Featuring, TBD *Nov. 16, TBD (*one week early due to the holiday) Doors open at 9:15 a.m., Showtime is at 10 a.m. Reston Town Center Bow-Tie Cinemas. FREE

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

Container Planting

Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2-3 p.m. Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive. $14 $20

Are your summer annual plants fading, but you still want decorative planters that last into the colder months? Learn what plants can be used in a fall container garden. Also, discover other creative items to use such as gourds or branches. Listen to a presentation, then plant a small container garden to take home. Registration required.

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03 Write Your Memories into Memoirs Thursdays, Sept. 15-Nov. 17 (No class on Oct. 13 or Nov. 19) 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive. $74 $84

Whether you are just beginning or already writing your memoirs, this eight-week class focuses on turning life experiences into an engaging story. You will discuss different writing topics each week in a supportive and lively setting. All you need is a serious desire to write, the willingness to share your personal journey and the ability to put your thoughts on paper. At the end, your stories may be bound as a book for you to keep. Give the priceless gift of legacy to your children, grandchildren and future generations. Class size is limited to eight. Registration required. Registration form is available on our website at www.reston.org.

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Bike Ride to Udvar-Hazy Air & Space Museum Wednesday, Oct. 5, 9:45 a.m. FREE

Join us for a bike ride by a League of American Bicyclists certified instructor. We will meet in the parking lot in front of Dunkin Donuts at Hunters Woods Village Center at 9:45 a.m. for a 10 a.m. departure to ride to the Udvar-Hazy Air and Space Museum Annex. There we can enjoy the exhibits for a bit and then ride back. Required items include a signed RA waiver, helmet, and bike lock. If you want to get lunch, McDonald's is onsite, or pack a lunch for yourself. Bring money for any spontaneous purchases. Registration is required, as space is limited to 20 riders. Cancelled in the event of rain.

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Jigsaw Puzzle & Lunch

Thursday, Oct. 13, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive $11 $15

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

Learn to Navigate the Local Transit System Tuesday, Oct. 18, 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive. FREE

Become familiar with the regional transit systems through an innovative transportation experience. Ride the MATT (Mobile Accessible Travel Training) bus, which is a handson 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.

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55+ Events Age 55 years and older

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Appraisal Roadshow

Thursday, Nov. 10, 10 a.m.-Noon Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive $8 $11

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.” You are welcome to bring one item. You do not need to bring an item to attend. Registration required as space is limited. Contact Ashleigh@reston.org or 703-435-6577 to register.

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55+ Trips and Tours Age 55 years and older 01

Cana Vineyards and the Winery at Bull Run Trip

Thursday, Sept. 15, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Bus pick-up times & locations: 11 a.m. Hunters Woods Shopping Center (Ledo Pizza) 11:15 a.m. Lake Anne Plaza parking lot $25 $30

Join us for a bus trip to Cana Vineyards in Middleburg, Va. and The Winery at Bull Run to explore two of the many beauties within Virginia Wine Country. Cana Vineyard is a relaxing winery that has a large tasting room with ample seating with two floors and a patio. The Winery at Bull Run has an 1800s authentic style that will bring you back to civil war Virginia. Spend some time in their beautiful, unique, and inviting tasting rooms or just relax with friends and of course a glass of wine! Tastings are on your own. Pack a picnic lunch to enjoy. Registration form can be found on our website at www.reston.org.

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Toby’s Dinner Theatre to see Sister Act

Sunday, Nov. 6, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Bus pick-up times & locations: 9 a.m. Hunters Woods Shopping Center (Ledo Pizza) 9:15 a.m. Thoreau Place, 1951 Sagewood Lane 9:30 a.m. Lake Anne Plaza parking lot $66 $72 (Fee includes transportation, buffet lunch and show)

Join Reston Association for a chartered bus trip to Toby’s Dinner Theatre in Columbia, Md. Sister Act is about a woman hiding in a convent who helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she rediscovers her own. Sister Act is a feel-amazing musical comedy based on the smash 1992 hit film that has audiences jumping to their feet! Featuring original music by Tony and eight-time Oscar winner Alan Menken (Newsies, Beauty and the Beast, Little Shop of Horrors), this uplifting musical was nominated for five Tony Awards including Best Musical. A sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship, Sister Act is a reason to REJOICE! All sales are final. Registration form can be found on our website at www.reston.org.

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55+ Advisory Committee

The 55+ Advisory Committee will be conducting focus groups to gather information on what additional programs and services you’d like to see in Reston. Sessions will be offered during the day and evening. We’re asking you for a one time, one-hour commitment. All participants will be entered into a drawing for a $50 gift card to a local restaurant. This is your opportunity to become an active advocate of Reston today as well as for the future.

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

CONTACT ASHLEIGH@RESTON.ORG OR 703-435-6577.

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

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TENNIS

Youth 10 and Under Tennis is a whole new ball

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

01 Munchkins Tennis (ages 3-4)

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.

4-week session

Once a week for four weeks. Session 4: Sept. 6-Oct. 1 Session 5: Oct. 7-29 Friday, 3:15-4 p.m., 4-4:45 p.m. Saturday, 9-9:45 a.m., 10-10:45 a.m. North Shore Courts $70 $80

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 twice.

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Aces I (ages 5-7)

Wednesday, 4:45-5:45 p.m. Friday, 4:45-5:45 p.m. North Shore Courts $75 $85

Aces II (ages 5-8)

Wednesday, 5:45-6:45 p.m. Friday, 5:45-6:45 p.m. North Shore Courts $75 $85

8-week session

Session 4: Sept. 10-Oct. 29

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Saturday, 11 a.m.-Noon, North Shore Courts $149 $159

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Saturdays, 11 a.m.-Noon, North Shore Courts $149 $159

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Futures Orange Ball This is RA’s highest level junior classes for ages eight to 12 years old.

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

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Futures I (ages 7-10)

Players graduating from Aces III red ball, will be introduced to the 60-foot court using the orange ball. With a bigger court and a smaller faster ball, this course will work on improving basic strokes, shot preparation, and recovery. A third of every lesson will be devoted to match play. Once a week for four weeks. Session 4: Sept. 9-30 Session 5: Oct. 7-28 Friday, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Hook Road Courts $149 $159

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Futures I Advanced (ages 8-10)

This is RA’s highest level Orange ball class. 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. Children must be able to hold an extended rally and be able to serve consistently. Children participating in this class usually play USTA Junior Team Tennis.

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Twice a week for three weeks. Session 8: Sept. 6-22 Session 9: Sept. 27-Oct. 13 Tuesday/Thursday, 5-6:30 p.m., Hook Road Courts $188 $198

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USTA JTT LEAGUE

JTT (Junior Team Tennis) strives to provide a cooperative team environment that fosters integrity, self-reliance, positive self-esteem, and promotes social skills while developing lifelong tennis players. It is a great entry point into competition and match play. This is a USTA-sanctioned league. Contact juan@reston.org for tryout dates. FALL 2016

8U Match: Saturdays, Sept. 10-Oct. 22 at North Shore Courts, 12:30-3 p.m. 10U Match: Saturdays, Aug. 27-Oct. 23 at Hook Road Courts, 9 a.m.-noon

(8U&10U makeup matches on Sundays.) PRICES ARE LISTED FOR BOTH

REGISTRATION BEGINS AUG. 1. TO REGISTER: 1. Go to website: http://tennislink.usta.com/ TeamTennis/Main/Home.aspx 2. Click on “Register to Play” 3. Enter Team ID #: 3029293744 (8U) 3029293750 (10U Intermediate)

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Cost: $160 plus USTA fees total $175 (seven weeks, 20+ matches)

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

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Juniors Tennis Level One (ages 8-12)

This class is for players with little or no tennis background. Twice a week for four weeks. Session 8: Sept 6-29 Session 9: Oct. 4-27 Tuesday/Thursday, 5-6 p.m., Lake Newport Courts $175 $185

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This class is for players with little or no tennis background. Once a week for six weeks. Session 4: Sept. 10-Oct 15 Saturday, 10-11 a.m., Noon-1, Autumnwood Courts $132 $142

Teen Tennis Teens will learn the fundamentals of tennis techniques and strokes. Emphasis is on fun, fitness and play. Class size limited to six.

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Level One (ages 13-17)

This class is for players with little or no tennis background. Twice a week for four weeks. Session 8: Sept. 5-28 Session 9: Oct. 3-26 (Labor Day Monday class held Tuesday Sept. 6) Monday/Wednesday, 6-7 p.m., Shadowood Courts $175 $185

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Level Two (ages 8-12) This class is for students who have taken Level One at least twice.

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 four weeks. Session 8: Sept. 5-28 Session 9: Oct. 3-26 (Labor Day Monday class held Tuesday Sept.6) Monday/Wednesday, 5-6 p.m, Lake Newport Courts $175 $185

Twice a week for four weeks. Session 8: Sept. 5-28 Session 9: Oct. 3-26 (Labor Day Monday class held Tuesday, Sept. 6) Monday/Wednesday, 7-8 p.m., Shadowood Courts $175 $185

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This class is for students who have taken Level One at least twice. Twice a week for four weeks. Session 8: Sept. 6-29 Session 9: Oct. 4-27 Tuesday/Thursday, 6-7 p.m., Hook Road Courts $175 $185

Level Two (ages 8-12) This class is for students who have taken Level One at least twice.

Once a week for six weeks. Session 4: Sept. 10-Oct. 15 Saturday, 9-10 a.m., 11-Noon, Autumnwood Courts $132 $142

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

This program is for rising high school players and those already starting on high school tennis teams. This match play program will develop competitive skills for both singles and doubles play under actual match conditions. Emphasis will be on strategy, conditioning and footwork. Players must already be competitive to enter this program. Twice a week for three weeks. Session 8: Sept 6-22 Session 9: Sept 27-Oct 13 Tuesday/Thursday, 5:30-7 p.m., Autumnwood Courts $188 $198

PRICES ARE LISTED FOR BOTH

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

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Adult Tennis 17 years and older Private Lesson Thursday Sept. 8-October 27 Thursday, 10-11 a.m., 11 a.m.Noon, Shadowood Courts $60 $65

Enjoy discounted private lessons every Thursdays with USPTA Professional Jim Elder. RA members and non-members will recieve $10 off private and semi-private lessons. Special pricing is for Thursday mornings only. Lessons reserved on a first come first serve basis. Call our office at 703-435-6534.

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.

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Groups of three to six students meet with one instructor. Twice a week for four weeks. Session 8: Sept. 5-29 Session 9: Oct. 3-27 (No class Labor Day Monday. Class will be made up during session 8) Monday/Wednesday, 8-9 p.m., Lake Newport Courts Tuesday/Thursday, 6-7 p.m., Lake Newport Courts $185 $190

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Groups of three to six students meet with one instructor. Twice a week for four weeks. Session 8: Sept. 5-29 Session 9: Oct. 3-27 (No class Labor Day Monday. Class will be made up during session 8) Monday/Wednesday, 6-7 p.m., Lake Newport Courts Tuesday/Thursday, 7-8 p.m., Lake Newport Courts $185 $190

Intermediates

Groups of three to six students meet with one instructor.

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Twice a week for four weeks. Session 8: Sept. 5-29 Session 9: Oct. 3-27 (No class Labor Day Monday, class will be made up during session 8) Monday/Wednesday, 7-8 p.m., Lake Newport Courts Tuesday/Thursday, 8-9 p.m., Lake Newport Courts $185 $190

Beginners

Groups of three to six students meet with one instructor. NEW Once a week for five weeks. Session 6: Sept. 10-Oct. 8 Saturday, Noon-1:30 p.m., Autumnwood Courts $175 $185

Advanced Beginners

Groups of three to six students meet with one instructor. Once a week for five weeks. Session 6: Sept. 10-Oct. 8 Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-Noon, Autumnwood Courts $175 $185

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Once a week for five weeks. Session 6: Sept. 10-Oct. 8 Saturday, 9-10:30 a.m., Autumnwood Courts $175 $185

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SENIOR ROUND ROBIN Ages: 55+

Still looking for competitive fun play? Join the senior inter-Reston league. The format will be doubles. Register in advance at the tennis office at 703435-6502. Session 4: Sept. 9-Oct. 14 (Rain date Oct. 21) Six weeks, Friday, 9-11 a.m., Hook Road Courts $20 $25

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

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THE 2016 US OPEN | THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1 | 5:30 AM-11 PM

Come see all the players and all the storylines that play out in this year’s U.S. Open. Contact RA Tennis at tennis@ reston.org or call 703-435-6502 for details about our same-day bus trip up to New York during the tournament’s first week for a day session on Thursday, September 1. Availability is limited, so contact us today. Call or email Rob Tucker at 703-435-6502 or tennis@reston.org. $180/RA members, $195/Non-members

Play tennis to benefit two great causes

Men's & Women's Singles & Doubles

Saturday, Sept. 17 - Sunday, Sept. 18 Men's & Women's Doubles play Saturday Men's & Women's Singles play Sunday Location: Lake Newport Tennis Courts, Reston, VA Level: NTRP Brackets for 3.0, 3.5, 4.0 & above players

All funds go directly to one of these two organizations:

Players guaranteed at least two matches! $35 charitable donation per player

Registration: August 1 at www.restontennis.org More Info: http://www.restontennis.org/rally-for-a-cause-charity-tournament/tournament-info or email rally4acause@ restontennis.org PRICES ARE LISTED FOR BOTH

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

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TENNIS COURTS Lighted Courts

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TENNIS INFO

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

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

Tennis Key Tags

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

Tennis Lesson Gift Certificates

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


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

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.

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

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

NICK ORIS Nick Oris 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.

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

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

KATHY REDDLE Kathy is both a Junior Development PTR-certified instructor and Adult PTR-certified 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.

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.

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 Mid-Atlantic singles for Men's 65s.

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.

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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Get Involved

Volunteer Reston seeks to build a strong, healthy and engaged community by connecting volunteers of all ages with opportunities to serve in Reston. Our volunteers make an immeasurable impact, not only on RA, but on our community as a whole. The mission of Volunteer Reston is to enhance Reston Association’s services and programs by matching the varied talents of individuals and groups of all ages, interests and skills, with a variety of engaging and challenging projects and endeavors. RA volunteers come from all walks of life and include high school, middle school and college students, retirees, scouts, individuals, families and businesses. Some of our veteran volunteers have been involved in Reston for many years. They participate in one-time events or serve on the Board of Directors and 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!

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

ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY

Reston’s community volunteers have proven their dedication to Reston’s emphasis on environmental sustainability by working tirelessly at our environmental volunteer events. Volunteer Reston has partnerships with many organizations that rely upon volunteer support. Our volunteer experiences are unique to the Reston environment. Opportunities include: §§ Planting native plants §§ Removing invasive plants from our natural areas §§ Testing water and soil quality §§ Supporting conservation efforts These important activities help keep the Reston community vibrant and our habitat healthy and natural.

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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DO YOU NEED SERVICE HOURS FOR SCHOOL?

Many students around the Reston community and surrounding areas are required to perform a specific number of community service hours. If you or someone you know is a student looking for opportunities to complete required hours, you may be able to complete up to eight hours of community service by volunteering at one of our special events, such as festivals, Habitat Heroes, watershed cleanups, and more. We cannot guarantee that you'll be able to complete all of the hours you need during one special event, but we welcome you to participate in multiple events. Each special event will have a limited number of spots available for volunteers, so it is very important you notify us well in advance in order to sign up for one of the slots. 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 and interests. You can also visit the RA website at www. reston.org and click on the “About Reston Association>Volunteer Opportunities” tab for more information and to complete the online volunteer application.


JOB DESCRIPTIONS TEERS VOLUN D NEEDE

Friday, Oct. 28 Saturday, Oct. 29 5-9:30 p.m.

Walker Nature Center 11450 Glade Drive, Reston, VA Rain or shine event We’re looking for fun-loving, energetic Halloween volunteers to bring this event to the community. Teens and adult volunteers are needed at this event. Volunteers between the ages of 13 and 14 must have an adult chaperone. Volunteers 15 and up are eligible to be a character. Volunteers will receive a pizza dinner. Volunteer Orientation: There will be a volunteer orientation on Wednesday, Oct. 19 from 6-7 at the event location, Walker Nature Center. The meeting is very important for everyone who is interested in helping out. All characters must attend. To register to volunteer go to:

http://bit.ly/2016HalloweenHouse For more information, contact Ha Brock, Volunteer Supervisor, at habrock@reston.org or 703-4357986. Volunteers must be preregistered to help with this event.

Casting Call Halloween characters needed. All costumes and scripts will be provided. Volunteers will receive talking points and suggested dialogue. To be a character we hope you will understand and stay committed to this wonderful community service. Volunteers will receive their script at orientation. Walker the Woodpecker & Myrtle the Turtle Kids love Walker and Myrtle. They love having their picture taken. We need volunteers to wear the costumes. We need people with excellent people skills and the ability to animate the characters without talking. We also need an escort to help lead Walker & Myrtle around and help children pose for pictures. This job requires standing and walking. Concessions Preparing, serving and selling popcorn, cotton candy and beverages. Face Painting Paint simple animals and shapes on children’s faces. Design choices are usually pre-determined. Minimal artistic skill necessary. Supplies provided.

Carnival Activities Responsible for assisting children play Halloween-related carnival games and crafts. Volunteers will also distribute prizes and candy to kids. Hands-on Crafts Responsible for assisting children with different hands-on crafts. Trick-or-Treat Trail Assistant (Start) Welcome patrons to the trail, check for hand stamps, explain the rules of the trail and hand out trick-or-treat bags. Trick-or-Treat Trail Assistant (End) Stop patrons from entering the trail, direct them to the start and pass out candy. Breakdown Stay after to help us break down starting at 9:30 p.m. Great opportunity to earn extra service hours.

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Habitat Heroes Projects Our native trees, ferns, and wildflowers in the community 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, invasive plants escape from people’s yards and threaten local ecosystems, taking away vital food and habitat from already stressed wildlife populations. Please join us as we spend a couple hours in our parkland protecting our natural areas. Habitat Heroes meets on the fourth Saturday of each month from 10 a.m.-Noon during the months of March-November, except August. You don’t need to be an expert to assist in protecting our forests and restoring Reston’s forests to their natural state. Our volunteering opportunities each month provide you with all the training you need to become an honorary Habitat Hero. We do a lot of invasives removal year-round. In the fall, we also focus some of our efforts on replanting of shrubs and trees, as it is the best time of year to plant for maximum survivability and site success. For all projects: Please wear insect repellant, a long-sleeve shirt and long pants to reduce scratches from plants, biting insects, thorns, and poison ivy. RA will provide pre-and postpoison ivy block, tools, gloves, snacks and water. Youth ages 10-13 are welcome to participate in the events with parent or guardian supervision. Sign up now to volunteer: http:/bit.ly/2016HabitatHeroes

PROJECT SITES Stop the Choking Hazard Old Trail Drive Tot-lot

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Help remove the English ivy that is choking out the native trees and ground-covers. Volunteers will also remove large doublefile viburnums to give space for native trees and shrubs. This is a satisfying job, as volunteers will see the big difference they will make in restoring the natural area to healthy wildlife habitat. Meet at the asphalt path located between 2354 and 2358 Old Trail Drive.

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Volunteers will remove English ivy and install native plants in an effort to help restore this RA parcel. Volunteers will meet at the natural area between 11239 and 11240 South Shore Road. The residents in the area are supportive of the project and most have given permission to remove the ivy throughout the area. Ivy reduces the health of trees and harbors mosquitos. Help us celebrate NeighborWoods Month!

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Snakeden Branch Stream

Join the Habitat Heroes this month in removing an incredibly aggressive shrub from our woods and stop it from spreading into healthier areas. We will use loppers, saws and Weed Wrenches to rid the woods along Snakeden Branch Stream starting near the Soapstone Drive 7-11. Park along Soapstone Drive where you see the RA truck. The work will start by the asphalt path and head downstream.

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

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RESTON'S ANNUAL

GARLIC MUSTARD

Challenge

2016 WINNERS Volunteers who participated in the 2016 Garlic Mustard Challenge pulled 3,320 pounds of the invasive plant this year, which exceeds last year's total by 2,186 pounds. Garlic mustard spreads rapidly and displaces native or other desired plants. Each plant can produce thousands of seeds, which can be spread by wildlife, humans, water or other means. Garlic mustard is native to Europe and was brought over to the U.S. as an herb to cook with. There are many delicious recipes for garlic mustard. RA and its Habitat Heroes volunteers work to remove as much of the invasive plant as possible each year through the Challenge and other events. To the volunteers, Reston Association thanks you for your dedication, determination and passion for helping improve and protect Reston’s open space. It is because of volunteers like you that Reston will continue to be a beautiful place to live, work, play and get involved.

Individual Category Winner Patricia Wagner 2,360 pounds

Small Group Winner CA Technologies 354.7 pounds

Large Group Winner Reston Environmental Action 176 pounds

GET READY FOR THE 2017 CHALLENGE

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

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Storm Drain Stream Marking Monitoring Project What can you do to protect our local streams, lakes and the Chesapeake Bay? One way is to participate in the Storm Drain Marking Project. Our storm drains prevent flooding of roads and neighborhoods by carrying rain away from streets and sidewalks. Unlike water from our taps, 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. By contacting Reston Association’s watershed manager, Nicki Bellezza, at 703-435-6560 or Nicki@reston. org you can be a part of the Storm Drain Marking Project. 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 TransportationNorthern VA District, and Reston Association.

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Fall Stream Cleanup OCT. 15, 10 AM-NOON Rain or shine All ages are welcome.

Fall Monitoring from Oct. 1-Nov. 30 Saturday Events: Oct. 15, 1:30-4:30 p.m. Nov. 5, 9 a.m.-Noon

Fall brings cooler weather and beautiful colors. What better way to enjoy the season’s changes than by getting out into one of Reston’s streams with some friends? RA welcomes new volunteers to assist with stream monitoring at several locations throughout Reston. Get involved with a small team during all seasons to collect data and identify insects with the goal of assessing the health of Reston’s streams. Not only do you get to learn about Reston’s streams; it also provides an opportunity to make new friends. If interested, join our volunteer monitor email distribution list to receive notices of upcoming monitoring dates. Email wpeterson@ reston.org with the message, “add me to the stream monitors list” to begin receiving emails. For more information, contact Ha Brock at 703-435-7986 or email habrock@reston.org. Sign up to volunteer now: http://bit.ly/2016StreamMonitoring

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Want to get involved and help clean up our local stream valley? Looking for a service project or need community service hours for school? You can make an instant impact in improving the health of our local streams. Participate in our Fall Stream Cleanup.

Where?

Potential sites located near the Hunters Woods Village Center, Cedar Ridge Apartments and in the woods near Great Owl Circle.

Why?

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

How?

Sign up here to volunteer:

http://bit.ly/2016FallCleanup

Please sign up by Oct. 8. Gloves and supplies are provided. For more information contact Ha Brock, at 703-435-7986 or email at habrock@reston.org


Reston Multicultural Festival

The Reston Multicultural Festival is an annual event that brings together the people of Reston to celebrate our rich medley of cultures. The festival opening will include a Naturalization Ceremony where America’s newest citizens will take the Oath of Allegiance. Come and share with family, friends, and neighbors the music, entertainment, dress, food, and cultural treasures from all over the world that are all right here. The Reston Multicultural Festival is hosted by the Lake Anne Reston Condominium Association and co-sponsored by the Reston Association, with partners from a variety of Reston-based organizations and businesses. This signature Reston event honors the diversity that is one of our greatest community assets. Volunteers are an essential part of the festival, and each year it takes more than 100 volunteers to make the event a community success. Please carefully review the list of possible job descriptions listed below. Volunteers will receive a food voucher and a festival volunteer T-shirt.

Saturday, Sept. 24 Volunteer Hours: 7:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Rain or Shine

Lake Anne Village Center 1609 Washington Plaza

Age: Volunteers must be 13 years or older. Younger volunteers must be accompanied by an adult To volunteer go to: http://bit.ly/2016Multicultural

VOLUNTEER SCHEDULE

When you register, please specify which shift you would like to volunteer for. If you are taking on more than two shifts we will provide you with breaks in between shifts. Friday, Sept. 23 Festival set-up 3-6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24 Set-up 8-11 a.m. Specific Jobs (see job descriptions)

10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Specific Jobs (see job descriptions)

2:30-6:30 p.m.

Breakdown

6-8 p.m.

JOB DESCRIPTION Parking Attendant Control access to parking lot, direct the public to parking areas around the plaza. Volunteers must be 18 years or older. Activities Assistant Volunteers will assist with hands-on arts and craft activities with school-aged children. Volunteers will be assigned tasks by staff. Survey Takers Volunteers will walk around the festival site asking attendees to fill out a brief survey. Volunteers should be outgoing and comfortable talking with people.

Concession Assist with selling popcorn, hotdogs & cotton candy. Set-up/Breakdown Set-up crew in the morning will help with decorating the plaza, setting up tables, chairs, table cloths. May be required to do heavy lifting. Please note: set-up will take place at 8 a.m. and break down will begin at 6 p.m. For more information, please contact Ha Brock, RA Volunteer Supervisor at habrock@reston.org or 703-435-7986.

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Corporate Team Building with a Difference Corporate Volunteer Program

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

Who We Are

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

Thank You to Our Corporate Day of Service Partners

This quarter was a busy time of year for our Corporate Volunteers. These past months we partnered with local businesses and corporations to plan volunteer events for company employees to enjoy a day of service and give back to the community in which they work. We would like to recognize those who partnered with RA in a Corporate Day of Service. Thank you to CA Technologies for participating in the Garlic Mustard Challenge at Buttermilk Creek Trail, TCG for participating in the Potomac River Watershed Cleanup and donating $1,000 towards the Recycling Bin Program. Merritt Group and Leidos for sprucing up the Nature Center by mulching and planting natives at the Nature Center on Earth Day, Bechtel Corporation for participating in a Community Cleanup at Bordeaux Recreation Area, and Northrop Grumman for participating in Lake Thoreau Cleanup. We appreciate your dedication to helping in the Reston community, allowing it to thrive! Deloitte Impact Day 2016 — Imagine over 20,000 people around the U.S. dropping everything on the same day to engage with local

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Be recognized for your support. ƒƒ An article and photos of your "give back” project will be printed in RA’s Reston magazine, mailed to 22,000 households and have a long shelf life. ƒƒ Your company’s name will be listed on the event flyer which is distributed throughout Reston prior to the event, if time permits. ƒƒ RA’s volunteer supervisor will work with you to design a volunteer experience that will have a major impact on those you serve while also making sure we stay aligned with your corporate philanthropic mission. nonprofits and make an impact that matters to the communities in which they live, work, play and Get Involved. On Friday, June 10th, Reston was the benefactor of Deloitte Impact Day, a nationwide effort to support nonprofits with a work day. Deloitte provided 85 volunteers, paint, paint supplies, plants, tools and much more to beautify and restore Browns Chapel Park. It now looks clean and inviting and we are grateful to Deloitte for selecting us year after year as a recipient.

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

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES Special Project Donations

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

Habitat Heroes

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

Annual Events

Sponsor and engage employees in a one-day special event such as MLK Day of Service (Jan.), Nature House 5K (Apr.), Spring Festival (May), Reston Multicultural Festival (Sept.) or the Halloween House & Trick-orTreat Trail to benefit the Nature House (Oct.).

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

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

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

Small Group Project (3-10 People) 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

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

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

National Volunteering Days of Service

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

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BOARD ACTIONS MARCH-JUNE 2016 The following actions were taken by the RA Board of Directors at meetings held in the months of March 2016 through June 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.

March 24 Regular Meeting

ƒƒ Adopted the March 24, 2016 Consent Calendar, including motions on the following: • Approval of March 2016 Legal Committee Report • Foreclosure on the collection account #8036 • Transfer of funds from capital to operating account for website development expenses incurred on behalf of the Capital Repair and Replacement Reserves Fund • Transfer of funds from operating to capital for the document management solution project, and apportion the funds back to operating as needed when services are rendered • Approval of amendments to Common Area Rules & Regulations Resolution 3; Pool Use & Access • Approval of existing bee hives near Hunters Woods, Golf Course Island, and Lake Anne Garden Plots • Committee & DRB appointments ƒƒ Directed staff to assemble a group of community members comprised of representatives from the current dog park users, the surrounding neighborhood, a representative of the Parks & Recreation Advisory Committee, and the board to develop a commonly agreedupon proposal of solutions and associated funding mechanisms for review by the Fairfax County Park Authority.

April 13 Initial Meeting of New Board

ƒƒ Elected the officers of the association: Ellen Graves as President, Michael Sanio as Vice President, Eve Thompson as Secretary, and Dannielle LaRosa as Treasurer. ƒƒ Approved the 2016-2017 board

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May 26 Regular Meeting

ƒƒ Adopted the May 26, 2016 Consent Calendar, including motions on the following: • Committee leadership appointments • Approval of the purpose of the Dog Park Working Group and working group appointments. (For the complete motion, please see the unabbreviated meeting minutes.) • Approval of the purpose of the Pedestrian Lighting Working Group and working group appointments. (For the complete motion, please see the unabbreviated meeting minutes.) ƒƒ Approval of the requests of Fairfax County for a grading agreement, easement, temporary construction easement, deed of dedication, and conveyance of RA Common Area for the purposes of constructing a bus stop and sidewalks. ƒƒ Approved the draft 2016-2017 work plan of the Community Engagement Advisory Committee. ƒƒ Directed staff to implement Operating Budget Option 1 for the Lake House facility for the remainder of 2016. ƒƒ Approved the revised 2016 Operating and Capital Budgets for the Lake House to cover the capital cost overrun related to building renovations for the Lake House. ƒƒ Directed the Governance Committee to come back to the Board of Directors at its June 23, 2015 meeting with a proposal for an independent review of the 2016 Lake House Budgets. ƒƒ Directed staff to allocate $430,000 from the 2016 Operating Fund to the Lake

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House Fund to cover the capital cost overrun related to building renovations for Lake House. ƒƒ Directed staff to prepare for review by the Board of Directors no later than its regular meeting on September 22, 2016 a new Land Use policy resolution that delineates Reston Association’s commitment to public art and collaboration with IPAR. ƒƒ Directed staff to include as part of the Association’s Strategic Capital Planning process maintenance/reserve funding for the future installation and upkeep of public art on RA Common Area. ƒƒ Authorized the donation of in-kind support to IPAR’s operations in the form of administrative assistance (office/meeting space).

June 23 Regular Meeting

ƒƒ Adopted the June 23, 2016 Consent Calendar, including motions on the following: • Approval of June 2016 Legal Committee Report • Approval of the lake use request of Surf Reston, LLC to dock and operate a 36-foot gondola on Lake Anne from July 20, 2016 through August 1, 2016 as part of a pilot project • Approval of the proposed amendments to Common Area Resolutions 5; Community Building and Picnic Pavilion Use, 12; Walker Nature Center Facility Use, and 13; Conference Center Use, and adoption of Common Area Resolution 15; Lake House Use • Approval of the proposed amendments to Use & Maintenance Standards Resolution 2; Vegetation • Committee and Working Group appointments

ƒƒ Approved the proposed 2016-2017 Work Plan of the Environmental Advisory Committee. ƒƒ Accepted the Consolidated Financial Statements and Supplemental Materials for the year ended December 31, 2015 as presented by the Association’s independent Auditing Firm BDO USA, LLP. ƒƒ Approved the CEO’s proposed amendment to the 2016 Operating Budget in the amount of $400,650 as a result of favorable, permanent operational expense and revenue variances in the 2016 budget to mitigate the Lake House cost renovation overages; and, further directed the CEO to come back to the Board on July 28, 2016 with June actual data identifying the remaining balance of $30,000. ƒƒ Approved the Preliminary Scope for a review of the purchase, planned use, and renovation of the Lake House property that have led to cost overruns and revenue shortfalls. (For the complete motion, please see the unabbreviated meeting minutes at http://bit. ly/29pyPJt.) ƒƒ Established a Tetra Review RFP Selection Committee comprised of three RA members to act in concert with the Board Governance Committee to review RFPs and provide recommendations to the Board on firm(s) to execute the scope previously approved by the Board of Directors. (For the complete motion, please see the unabbreviated meeting minutes at http://bit. ly/29pyPJt.) ƒƒ Directed staff to provide the documents on the Lake House that are readily available and responsive to the requests posed by Mr. Abbott, Mr. Maynard, and Mr. Dean by July 8, 2016.


MEET THE BOARD & OFFICERS | BOARDOFDIRECTORS@RESTON.ORG

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

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

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

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

Sherri Herbert Lake Anne-Tall Oaks District Director BODherbert@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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There's Still Time to Enjoy the Outdoors in Reston 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. To reserve, contact Member Services at reservations@reston.org or by calling 703-435-6530. Rental Fees: $155/RA Members, $310/Corporate and Non-members

DOGWOOD PICNIC PAVILION

LAKE ANNE PICNIC PAVILION

NORTH HILLS PICNIC PAVILION

TEMPORARY ROAD PICNIC PAVILION

2460 Green Range Drive, near Reston Parkway and Glade Drive Size: 1,200 square feet

11301 North Shore Drive Size: 900 square feet

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lovely setting year-round for larger gatherings from parties to wedding receptions to troop/ scout meeting. 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

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

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

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

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

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


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

BROWN’S CHAPEL 11300 Baron Cameron Avenue Size: 914 square feet A very cozy and affordable facility close to home. Its tall ceilings provide excellent acoustics and its park-like grounds offer a lovely setting. The facility has chairs to seat 50 people, three tables, restroom facilities, heating, air conditioning and ample parking. 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. Don’t forget your pool & tennis passes. Pool & tennis court access not included in private reservation.

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Reston Association Common Area

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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.

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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.

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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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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 Tot-Lot 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.

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).]

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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).]

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 d. To breach the peace or engage in disorderly conduct by the use of words or acts or other conduct that clearly

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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 non-domesticated wild animals; e. Fires or burning; f. Overnight camping; g. Harvesting or collecting plant life, except as authorized by the Association. 12. Fishing in the Association’s Lakes and Ponds is permitted as per Section 8(i) of Common Area Rules & Regulations Resolution 2 on Lake Use & Access.

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


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

Fishing in Reston

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Places to Fish

Lake Newport: Along the dam (Park at Brown’s Chapel Park.) Lake Anne: Along the Lake Anne Plaza steps and public docks, along south shore of the canal and along the dam. Lake Thoreau: Along 80 feet of shoreline and the public dock near Lake Thoreau pool, along dam by Lake Audubon, along bridge near golf course, and along timber wall at Purple Beach.

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

Boating in Reston

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

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.

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LAKE NEWPORT POOL (13)

RESTON ASSOCIATION HEADQUARTERS (22)

11950 WALNUT BRANCH ROAD

11601 LAKE NEWPORT ROAD

12001 SUNRISE VALLEY DRIVE 703-435-6530

AUTUMNWOOD TENNIS COURTS (1) 11950 WALNUT BRANCH ROAD

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

LAKE NEWPORT TENNIS COURTS (14)

COLTS NECK ROAD

BROWN’S CHAPEL PARK (4) BARON CAMERON AVENUE

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)

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COLTS NECK TENNIS COURTS (3)

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GLADE POOL (6) 11550 GLADE DRIVE

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GLADE TENNIS COURTS (6)

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HUNTERS WOODS POOL (10)

POLO FIELDS RECREATION AREA (19)

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THUNDER CHASE DRIVE

LAKE ANNE TENNIS COURTS (11)

PONY BARN PICNIC PAVILION (20)

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TRIPLE CROWN/ STEEPLECHASE DRIVE

LAKE ANNE PICNIC PAVILION (11) 11301 NORTH SHORE DRIVE

RESTON ASSOCIATION CENTRAL SERVICES FACILITY (21)

LAKE AUDUBON POOL (12)

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