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MEMBER SERVICES 50

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CAMPS 66

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NATURE 78

SPECIAL EVENTS 88

TENNIS 94

VOLUNTEERS 106

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Reston Celebrates 50 Years

For 50 years Bob Simon and the residents of Reston have been examples of Reston's core values of Service, Collaboration, Stewardship, Innovation and Leadership. Memories made and the foundation laid for another 50 years of living, working, playing and getting involved.

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Giving Back to the Community

BY KEN KNUEVEN Getting Involved is more than a theme in Reston, it is part of our foundation. Board president Ken Knueven explains the importance of board elections and how you can participate.

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The Story of Reston

BY SHELLEY S. MASTRAN What does Reston mean to you? Storycatcher Productions captures the history and the spirit which epitomizes Reston in the movie, The Story of Reston. On the Cover: Robert E. Simon, Jr. celebrates his 100th birthday. Photographer: David Madison

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RESTON VOLUME 5 | NUMBER 1 PUBLISHER

Ken Knueven, RA President, Board of Directors EDITORIAL

Kirsten F. Carr

kcarr@reston.org

COPY EDITORS

Jennifer O’ Connor, Kathy Bush DESIGN & PRODUCTION

Long Nguyen

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PHOTOGRAPHER

Sean Bahrami

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CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS

Charles A. Veatch, David Madison, Jim Kirby, Pete Staples, Christopher So

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RA CONTRIBUTORS

INSIDE

GET INVOLVED

106 Volunteer Resources for

PERSPECTIVES 10 12 14

Virginia’s General Assembly Choices and Transportation Reston's Future

ON THE STREET 30 32 36

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Be the Best of Reston A Lifelong Passion for Reston Using Art To Create A Safer, More Engaging Place Why Be Late?

AROUND RESTON 42 44

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The Reston Chorale Reston's “Rally for a Cause” Sets New Standard Wiehle Avenue

COME PLAY WITH RA 50 52 66 78 88 94

Member Services Aquatics Camps Nature Special Events Tennis

the Reston Community 5K Fund Run & Walk Spring Festival Habitat Heroes Projects Virginia Invasive Plant Removal Day 111 Potomac River Watershed Cleanup 112 Corporate Volunteers 113 Scout Project

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LIVING IN RESTON

114 Understanding the Notice

Of Violation

115 Covenant Enforcement Wordfind

BOARD & GOVERNANCE 116 Board Actions 117 Board of Directors 118 Reston Association Elections Primer

INFO & RESOURCES 120 Reston Association

Common Area

Ashleigh Soloff, Barbara Beaver, Claudia ThompsonDeahl, Ha Brock, Katie Shaw, Laura Kowalski, Mary Conaway, Jenn Truong, Nicki Bellezza, Willa Whitacre, Mohamed Ali, Mick Calvacca COMMUNITY CONTRIBUTORS

Catherine M. Hudgins, Ken Plum, Ken Knueven, Robert E. Simon, Jr., Amy McDowell Marlow, Michael McGurk, Shelley S. Mastran, Janet Rems, Susan Meeks-Versteeg, Valerie King, Maggie Parker ADVERTISING

Shannon B. Duffy E-mail: sduffy@onthegreenllc.net Mobile: 703-508-4815

Reston is published quarterly by the Reston Association. Send correspondence or address changes to Reston Association at 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20191-3404, 703-435-6530. All articles © Reston Association 2014. All rights reserved. Articles and letters to the editor may be submitted via mail to Kirsten F. Carr, Reston Association at 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20191-3404. 703-4356530. E-mail submissions may be made to kcarr@reston. org. Anonymous or incomplete information will not be published. Reston Association reserves the right to edit for length, style, clarity and content. Articles may be printed upon verification of authorship and availability of space.

A digital version of Reston is available online at www.reston.org.

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VISION Leading the model community where all can Live, Work, Play and Get Involved™.

where healthy food comes naturally

MISSION To preserve and enhance the Reston community through outstanding leadership, service and stewardship of our resources. Reston Association is a not-for-profit organization established to interpret, administer and enforce the covenants of the Association, as well as maintaining the common areas and recreational facilities of the Association. The Association also offers a variety of services and activities such as tennis lessons, swim programs, summer camps, environmental programming, family and senior activities and much more. It is run by a volunteer board of directors and staffed by over 80 full-time employees and additional seasonal employees. RESTON ASSOCIATION MAIN OFFICE 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive Reston, Virginia 20191-3404 Member Services Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Phone: 703-435-6530 Fax: 703-435-6516 E-mail: member_services@reston.org ƒƒ Board & Management Services ƒƒ Administration ƒƒ Financial Services ƒƒ Human Resources ƒƒ Assessment Questions ƒƒ Parks and Recreation ƒƒ Program information, reservations and registration for all camps, aquatics, tennis, special events and facility rentals ƒƒ Pool & Tennis Pass sales COVENANTS ADMINISTRATION Phone: 703-435-6530 Fax: 703-673-2040 E-mail: member_services@reston.org ƒƒ Design Review Board applications and design guidelines for Reston properties ƒƒ Use and maintenance of property, covenants information and complaints ƒƒ Information resource for neighborhood association operations ƒƒ Disclosure documents PARKS & RECREATION (Central Services Facility) Phone: 703-437-7658 Fax: 703-435-6555 E-mail: mikemc@reston.org ƒƒ Maintenance and facilities such as wildlife, ball fields, tot-lots, pavilions, pathways and open space (including lakes, natural areas and trees) ƒƒ Recreational Vehicle Central Park (RVCP) ƒƒ Garden Plot Program VOLUNTEERING Phone: 703-435-7986 Fax: 703-435-9481 E-mail: habrock@reston.org ƒƒ To volunteer for events and programs ƒƒ Volunteer to serve on RA’s advisory committees, which are organized to provide advice and assistance to the Board

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THE RESTON 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION RCC Hunters Woods • Saturday, April 5 • 8:00 p.m. Join family and friends as we celebrate the success of our exceptional community on the occasion of its 50th anniversary. Enjoy the special screening of The Reston Story (Working Title) and the winners of the My Community Video Contest. Following the documentary, a panel discussion featuring the film director and special guests will be held in the Community Room. The evening will conclude with champagne and dessert to top off fifty years of building the special place and people called “Reston” with a toast to Robert E. Simon and each other.

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With the contributions from many funders, we are almost to the finish line. Your personal contribution will enable us to complete filming and ready the documentary for the 2014 celebration. Please visit www.therestonfilm.com to make your donation today! Checks should be made out to The Reston Historic Trust and sent to The Reston Museum, 1639 Washington Plaza, Reston, VA 20190.

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Giving Back to the Community BY KEN KNUEVEN  PHOTOGRAPHY BY SEAN BAHRAMI

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eople often ask me why I continue to serve on the Board of Directors for Reston Association, and while the clichéd answers are actually true — I believe in giving back to my community, public service is in my blood and I believe it is my civic responsibility — the biggest reason is actually very simple. I love Reston. With that commitment as the foundation of most of my volunteer choices, the next steps are rather obvious. I do whatever I can to ensure Reston is maintained, cared for and guided by those who have its best interests at heart, and act in a fiscally responsible manner to protect its future, and the future of all who call it home. Reston Association relies on the commitment and dedication of its members to provide the leadership and direction needed to guide us into the next 50 years. If you are interested in helping to steer the ship, then consider running for the RA Board of Directors.

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RA Elections 2014

The association’s Board of If running for office isn’t a deDirectors is an elected body of sire of yours, we still need your involunteer RA members who volvement. Please consider serving are charged with carrying out on a committee, volunteering for the purposes of the association an event or cause, or most imporwhich include, but are not tant, cast your vote for your board limited to: representative during election time. ƒƒ To interpret, administer Reston Association belongs to you and enforce the and we need your voice to be heard. protective covenants and Details or questions: E-mail restrictions; electionscommittee@reston.org ƒƒ To benefit the members, or call 703-435-6512. to acquire, own, sell, mortgage, convey, Ken Knueven is president of the encumber, and lease Board of Directors of Reston Associproperty and maintain ation and represents his beloved such property in neat and Lake Anne/Tall Oaks District. He good order; represents RA on the boards of IPAR and Friends ƒƒ To assess, collect and of Reston. Because he works in Reston as well, disburse the assessments; Knueven does get to experience the Reston motƒƒ To promote the peace, to: Live, Work, Play and Get Involved™. health, comfort, safety and general welfare of the members.

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Three seats will be open in the spring: ✓✓ Hunters Woods/Dogwood District Director for a three-year term; ✓✓ At-Large Director for a one-year term; ✓✓ At-Large Director for a three-year term; ✓✓ Apartment Owners Representative for a three-year term.

To qualify you must: ✓✓ Be a member of the Reston Association — either a renter or property owner ; ✓✓ Complete a Statement and a Petition of Candidacy; ✓✓ If you run for a district seat, you must live in that district. Forms must be filed by 5 p.m., Jan. 31, 2014. Candidacy forms and other election information can be found online at www.reston.org. The election is open to property owners and renters within Reston Association.


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Virginia’s General Assembly T he General Assembly, Virginia’s law-making body, convened for its annual session on January 8 in the State Capitol in Richmond. The historic Capitol building’s center section was designed by Thomas Jefferson and opened in 1788 with wings added to the building in 1906 to provide more room for the House of Delegates and the Senate. While the Capitol is historic and well worth a visit if you have never been there, the General Assembly traces its history to a meeting of the colonists in the church at Jamestown in 1619, making it the longest continuous law-making body in the Western Hemisphere. The House of Delegates still opens its session by displaying a symbolic successor to a silver ceremonial mace that was presented to the Virginia House of Burgesses by the royal governor in 1700 to remind them of their status as a royal colony, with the king being ultimately in charge. The 100 members of the House and the 40 members of the Senate still operate under rules set forth in Jefferson’s Manual. With all its history, the General Assembly operates today as a modern institution. A renovation of the Capitol building a few years ago added all the technological features to support fully digitized operations. Visit the website of the Assembly at http://virginiageneralassembly. gov to learn more about it and to follow the session. The agenda of the session is determined by current issues facing society. The 2014 session is a “long” session of 60 days, as are all meetings of the legislature in the

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BY DELEGATE KEN PLUM  PHOTOGRAPHY BY SEAN BAHRAMI

even-numbered years when a biennial budget and other legislation is passed. The “short” 45-day session in odd-numbered years adjusts the budget and passes other legislation as needed.

RESTON IS A 50-YEAR-OLD COMMUNITY IN A STATE WITH A LOT OF HISTORY. Known as a Commonwealth, so named because of its loyalty to the crown in its early years, the state has the rights afforded it under the federal system of government under the Constitution. Local units of government like cities, counties and towns, have only those powers granted to

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them by the General Assembly. For example, Fairfax County was given the power to establish a planned unit development form of land use that was the basis for the creation of Reston. In most other states, local governments can exercise the powers that they need to unless denied by the state legislature. All legislative meetings are open to the public, but you must remain alert, as the short schedule of the legislature means that actions take place in a hurry. Legislators are part-time, which causes us to have to go back home and live with the consequences of our actions. It also means that the process is sometimes more hurried than it ought to be. Plan to make a visit to Richmond during the legislative session. It is about a two-hour drive around the I-495 Beltway to I-95 South. Please call my office at 804-6981036 if we can assist your planning. Let me hear from you on issues. Call

the same phone number or e-mail me at kenplum@aol.com. Reston is a 50-year-old community in a state with a lot of history. I would be pleased to show you around the Capitol or talk to your organization or school group about Virginia’s history, its legislative process, and the actions of the 2014 legislative session. Delegate Plum represents the 36th District, including all of Reston, in the Virginia House of Delegates.


"With my re-election last year, I became the longest serving member of the House of Delegates. That explains the number 1 license plate on my car."

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Choices and Transportation BY CATHY HUDGINS  PHOTOGRAPHY BY DAVID MADISON

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am often struck by how well the theme of choice defines not only our individual personal activities but how we can live together as well. It is the idea of choice that led to American independence and that planted us firmly on the path of self-determination. However, there are worldly — and financial — limitations to our intellectual ambitions. And those limitations grow fewer each year. For the purpose of this discussion, let’s consider the notion of easing restrictions on physical movement as realized through transportation generally and through local development specifically. There was a time when traveling to Norfolk, some two hundred miles to our south, required days of overland journey on horseback to avoid crossing the Chesapeake Bay. Choosing to make that journey was a real commitment of time, talent and treasure. This was probably motivated by necessity rather than choice. That same trip today

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CHART 1

Existing Roadways 2002 Wiehle Avenue completed to Dranesville Road 2006 Temporary Road became permanent

Pedestrian Facilities 2010 Spot Safety Improvements, i.e.,

2012 New bus routings to connect the

intersection curb cuts, rumble strips, and realignment of crosswalk and sidewalk at Wiehle Avenue and Sunset Hills Road, and Sunrise Valley Drive and Soapstone Drive 2013 Additional sidewalks, i.e., Wiehle Avenue sidewalk is completed from Sunrise Valley Drive to Baron Cameron 2013 Wiehle Avenue walkway widened west side from Sunrise Valley Drive to Station Entrance

Bike Facilities 2006 Shared‐use trails linked pedestrian

Travel Demand Management (TDM) strategies 2000 Business acknowledges impact of traffic

Transit Services 1999 Metro Express Bus Service opened to the

West Falls Church Metro station

opened as Transit and Feeder Bus facility

East Metrorail Station built

community to Metrorail were instituted

2006 Reston Town Center Transit Station 2012 Dedicated bus facilities at Wiehle-Reston

and bicycle networks with the completion of the Fairfax County Cross County Trail, connecting the entire county from one end to the other over 40+ miles 2012 On‐street dedicated bike lanes created 2013 Bike Lockers with 208 racks installed at Wiehle-Reston East Metrorail Station and Reston South Park & Ride facilities

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on local roads and institutes mitigation of work policies, i.e., charter shuttle to transport employees to transit center; staggered hours; flex work week schedule; teleworking.


CHART 2

Total dollars required to fund all RMAG projects In 2007: RMAG Report dollars: $39,935,000 In 2013: Estimates range from $60,000,000 to $80,000,000 Caveat Totals do not include Soapstone Drive Bridge over the Dulles Toll Road Total RMAG projects completed to date Soapstone Drive Sidewalk West side from Hunters Green Court to Sunrise Valley Drive

completed Wiehle Avenue Sidewalk East side from Chestnut Grove Square to North Shore Drive connected Intersection of Sunset Hills Road and Westbound left turn lane and crosswalks added Metro Center Drive Wiehle Avenue Station Entrance Northbound double left turn lane added, crosswalks improved Eastbound Dulles Toll Road Ramp Supplemental turn lanes added

at Wiehle Avenue Sunrise Valley at Soapstone Drive

Signalized crosswalks and curb ramps installed

Total RMAG Projects Funded

14 projects funded at $16,340,000

Total RMAG Projects Remaining 34 projects unfunded at $29,595,000 (2007 cost) OR Unfunded $60,000,000 (2013 estimate)

now takes hours by train, bus, or car. As people desired convenience, industry and government demanded speed. Transportation systems evolved to provide for both individual activities and commercial enterprise. In turn, it became possible to select from among several alternative modes of travel. Actually, the evolution of transportation continues — and probably always will — to define our movement and connection to various locations. Think for a moment about the last fifteen years of transportation expansion and infrastructure improvements in Reston, particularly

pertaining to existing roadways, transit services, pedestrian facilities and bike facilities. You may recognize the categories in chart 1 were taken from the 2008 Reston Metrorail Access Group (RMAG). In point of fact, we have funded most of the priority RMAG recommendations for the Wiehle-Reston East Metrorail Station. However, as with all things, there is always more demand for resources than there are means to meet them. It is a matter of priorities — choices. What is to be funded and what are the major factors in making decisions. The following

itemization in chart 2 will give you a pretty good idea of the present situation. Each decision and completed project results in further transit and travel alternatives. For us, past choices mean that from the Wiehle Reston East Station, it is now possible to metro to Fedex Field to watch a football game, travel to Union Station, and travel to Philadelphia for the Flower Show, to bus to Town Center, or to walk to McDonalds for a burger. Likewise, as we explore bike sharing options in the station areas, the proximity and access to W&OD Trail suggest even more

amazing adventures. With the opening of the WiehleReston East Metrorail Station, many choices have been made; many more are to come. I look forward to using and enjoying them all. 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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Reston's Future R BY ROBERT E. SIMON, JR.  PHOTOGRAPHY BY DAVID MADISON

ather than be politic, I’ll tell how I see the past 50 years and my hopes for Reston’s next half century. The first residents moved into Lake Anne Village in December of 1964. The responses after this opening were nothing short of astounding. Evidence of this — published editorials, feature stories and articles — five from Germany, four from Great Britain, 12 from seven other counties and 120 from the U.S., all appeared in two years following the opening. Now, there had been nothing new in Reston’s development. Basically it was just a collection of elements and programs that had delighted me: plazas in the hill towns of Italy, a high rise in a village in Finland, a fountain in Lake Geneva, garden plots in British “New Towns,” sculptures of one sort or another all over Europe, a community center, pathways and underpasses in Radburn, NJ, townhouses with front yards atop stores in San Francisco, and ball fields and tennis courts in suburban U.S. Before our population had reached 1,000 men, women and children, we had an active theatrical group (the Reston Players) and an equally active vocal group (the Reston Chorale) putting on plays and concerts. How to account for this deluge of print? Could it have been the collection of elements with emphasis on the plaza at Lake Anne? How many of these elements would be continued after my departure from Reston? Happily, quite a few: the pathways, the underpasses, the ball fields and the tennis courts, the garden plots — after a hiatus of 40 years, recognition of the value of arts in a community by IPAR — and the Plaza in Town Center (christened Fountain Square). However, Lake Anne is the only village center with a plaza, a gathering place. The other village centers are shopping centers. And so, in looking at Reston’s

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next 50 years, the first question that comes to mind is what effect will the arrival of Metro — at Wiehle a few weeks from now, and its extension to Reston Town Center some five or six years from now — have on our community? And another somewhat related question, what will Reston’s resident population be and how many jobs will have been filled by 2064? My guess in answer to these questions is that Metro’s influence will hinge on the effectiveness of the bus system. With an effective bus system and sensitive planning and governance, Reston 2064 could comfortably accommodate 100,000 residents and 100,000 jobholders, concentrating densities in Town Center, the Wiehle station area and the village centers (assuming all village centers, except Lake Anne are rebuilt from the ground up, focused on plazas). Open spaces would be devoted to playing fields, tennis courts, tot lots, pocket parks and natural areas. Reston will have achieved its goal of assuring all kids with support during all of his/her out-of-school hours. Cornerstones will have eliminated homelessness in Reston and lead in providing affordable housing to those in need. Robert E. Simon, Jr., founder of Reston.

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MY GUESS IN ANSWER TO THESE QUESTIONS IS THAT METRO’S INFLUENCE WILL HINGE ON THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE BUS SYSTEM.


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THE STORY OF RESTON

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PLEASE JOIN US FOR BOTH CELEBRATORY EVENTS! FOUNDER’S DAY, APRIL 5TH

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n April 2014, we will celebrate Reston’s 50th anniversary: 50 years since the opening of Lake Anne Plaza, where Reston began. Around Lake Anne were Reston’s first public gathering spaces, homes, stores, sculptures and recreation amenities. The striking architecture of Lake Anne’s first developments — the plaza and its buildings, Hickory Cluster, and Waterview Cluster — set the tone for what Reston would become: a unique living experience. Shortly after Reston’s first residents moved in, the community was lauded as “one of the most striking communities in the country” (Ada Louise Huxtable in Look, Nov. 30, 1965).

“ONE OF THE MOST STRIKING COMMUNITIES IN THE COUNTRY” The story of Reston and how it developed over 50 years is valued by our residents as well as visitors and scholars from around the world. In 1997, the Reston Historic Trust was established as a

TWO EVENTS ■■ A special ceremony at Lake Anne at noon, sponsored by the Trust. This event will include musical entertainment, speeches, recognition of notable Restonians, and the cutting of Bob’s birthday cake. ■■ The premiere of “The Reston Story,” a documentary film by Storycatcher Productions, at RCC Hunters Woods, at 8 p.m.

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One of the Trust’s most important annual events is Founder’s Day, celebrated each April to honor Reston’s anniversary and our founder’s birthday. In 2014, Reston will turn 50 and Robert E. Simon will be 100. Shelley S. Mastran is Chair of the Board of the Reston Historic Trust. She is also a professor in practice in Urban Affairs & Planning and Natural Resources at Virginia Tech in Alexandria.

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IN 2014 RESTON WILL TURN 50 AND ROBERT E. SIMON WILL BE 100.

Performing at CENTERSTAGE The Reston Community Center 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston, VA

non-profit educational organization to tell that story. Its mission is to “preserve the past, inform the present, and influence the future of Reston through its educational programs.” Since 1997, the Trust has operated the Reston Museum at Lake Anne, with exhibits, a collection of historic materials, and a store selling local products. Our Museum houses an archive of articles, manuscripts, photographs, books, and artifacts related to Reston’s history. These are available to the public for research purposes and to Reston organizations wanting to learn about their origins and heritage. The Trust conducts a series of history programs covering topics ranging from the town of Reston to the Silver Line. Its outreach program to local schools brings Reston’s story to the younger generation. With the Walker Nature Center, it sponsors walks throughout the community. The Trust holds events to mark special times of the year, such as Black History Month and December holidays celebrated around the world.

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“I CANNOT THINK OF A BETTER WAY TO CELEBRATE MY 100TH BIRTHDAY AND THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF RESTON THAN BY LEADING THE CHARGE TO HELP PEOPLE IN OUR COMMUNITY.”

Top Left: Just one of the many families served through Cornerstones' affordable housing programs. Bottom left: Past Robert E. Simon Awardees and Mr. Simon himself are leading this year's Best of Reston charge. Top & bottom right: Celebrating and supporting our community at the 2013 Best of Reston Awards Gala

– Robert E. Simon

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an you turn a dream into reality? In Reston, the answer is “yes”— just ask Bob Simon. As he nears his 100th birthday in April 2014, our founder is still dreaming bigger and better than ever. Last year, Mr. Simon stepped up to serve as honorary chairman of the Best of Reston Awards Gala, a unique partnership between Cornerstones (formerly Reston Interfaith) and the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce. Joining Mr. Simon to lead the Best of Reston charge are past Robert E. Simon Awardees Bill Bouie, Karen and Jim Cleveland, Joe Ritchey, Chuck Veatch and event supporter Casey Veatch. This team of Restonians is calling on each one of us to recommit ourselves to the values around which Reston was founded 50 years ago: to meet the needs of all members of this community. Best of Reston is widely known for presenting community service awards, but this annual event also provides critical support to Corner-

stones’ work to provide homes for people in need in our high cost-ofliving region. Never one to shy away from a challenge, the Best of Reston “dream team” set a goal of raising $1 million over two years through Best of Reston to support Cornerstones. Meeting this goal will enable Cornerstones to nearly double its stock of affordable housing, helping close the gap that exists between needed and available housing in the greater Reston area. “I cannot think of a better way to celebrate my 100th birthday and the 50th anniversary of Reston than by leading the charge to help people in our community,” says Mr. Simon. “We have to work together to keep the dream of Reston alive. It is our collective responsibility to preserve and increase the availability of affordable housing in our community. I believe that those who have enjoyed the success of Reston have the heart and the capacity to meet this challenge.” This year’s Best of Reston Awards Gala will take place on April 10, 2014 — Mr. Simon’s

You can join them to 100th birthday. Reston’s leadership answer the call for is committed to upholding with our founder the value which is the support by: essence of Reston: the belief that ■■ Becoming part of the everyone in the community should “I Stand with Bob” campaign. be able to live, work, play and serve. Look for a commemorative Will you join with your combronze bust of Mr. Simon, munity to answer the Best of Reston created by Reston artist charge? By doing so we can recomDavid Adamusko, at different mit ourselves to the original foundlocations throughout ing visions of inclusivity, meeting Reston. Take your picture basic human needs and creating a with “Bob” and make a community that allows everyone to quick and easy donation participate in the best that Reston to support Cornerstones. has to offer. ■■ Joining them at the Best of Become a part of this historic Reston Awards Gala on Best of Reston. Stand with Bob to April 10, 2014 at the Hyatt turn his dream of affordable housing Regency Reston as an event into reality. If Bob thinks we can do sponsor. Details are available it, then we surely can — and will. at www.cornerstonesva.org. ■■ Spreading the word about Amy McDowell Marlow is the their goal to your family, Communications Director at the friends and co-workers in Greater Reston Chamber of Reston. Commerce.

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Passion for Reston RA’s New CEO Embraces Change While Treasuring the Past BY MICK CALVACCA  PHOTOGRAPHY BY DAVID MADISON

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n five simple words, Reston’s founder summed up the essence of why he and others highly recommended Cate Fulkerson for the Reston Association Chief Executive Officer’s position.

“SHE IS ONE OF US,” SAID ROBERT E. SIMON, JR. She is one of us,” said Robert E. Simon, Jr. Indeed. Fulkerson is a product of Reston and all it represents. As a youngster, she played on its athletic fields, walked its paths and swam in its pools. In fact, Fulkerson is the association’s first CEO who actually grew up in Reston. Reston’s founding principles are woven into the fabric of Fulkerson’s personal and professional

lives so tightly it would be impossible to know Fulkerson without also knowing at least a sliver of what makes Reston special. “She captures the spirit of our community and the goals that I envisioned for Reston in 1962,” said Simon in his recommendation of Fulkerson to the RA Board of Directors. Fulkerson was selected for the job by the board on Oct. 24, 2013. The appointment was another milemarker in a journey that began three and a half decades ago in Reston, when Fulkerson was a young girl with dreams of calling one place home. When asked in a recent interview why her parents moved to Reston in 1977 when she was in the fifth grade, RA’s new CEO did not have to search for an answer. “Because of what it offered for kids,” she said. Well, that and the fact that her family’s standard schnauzer was about to move to dog heaven, with all of Reston’s

paths and open spaces awaiting, she added. As a latchkey and only child of Jim and Sara Lucas, Cate was immediately impressed with Reston upon her arrival. “It was the first time I could walk to school,” said Fulkerson who was born in Germany and had moved around in the states because of her father’s Air Force career, which included a tour in Vietnam. While being able to walk to school made a big first impression, it didn’t take long for Fulkerson to discover Reston’s other benefits. She has fond memories of summer camps and being a three-sport athlete at South Lakes High School. Fulkerson’s career at RA began in 1991 when she was hired as a tennis program assistant. As a former high school and college tennis player, the job was a natural fit. While building her professional life at RA through numerous promotions in the early years, Fulk-

erson also had her eye on a bigger, more personal prize — starting her own family and sharing the Reston experience with them. Fulkerson met her husband in 1996 and they were married in 2000. At that time they moved to Reston. Fulkerson jokes she had no influence on that decision. “We’d look at other places, but Dave would always come back and say, ‘It’s not Reston.’” Their daughter Sara was born in 2004. Together, the Fulkersons are engrained deeply in the Reston culture. Sara has competed in the annual Reston Kids’ Triathlon, plays soccer and flourishes in the RA Summer Camps program, just as her mom did in the late 1970s. Dave and Cate, like their daughter, also remain active, swimming in RA’s pools, running in the annual 5K Fund Run or just enjoying a bike ride along RA’s miles of paved paths. Ü

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BEING ACTIVE AND REMAINING ENGAGED IN COMMUNITY AFFAIRS IS THE MANTRA OF RESTONIANS. Being active and remaining engaged in community affairs is the mantra of Restonians. “Live, Work, Play and Get Involved” isn’t just a marketing slogan; it’s a call to action. Fulkerson’s involvement in charities and other functions for the betterment of Reston are apparent in the awards she has won. Organizations such as the Reston Citizens’ Association and the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce have respectively named her Citizen of the Year and Volunteer of the Year in 2012. She has also won the Remarkable Resource Award and Torchbearer Award from Leadership Fairfax, Inc. The committees she has served on in Northern Virginia read like a Who’s Who of civic organizations. Through it all, the countless

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hours of service, the late-night meetings and advocating for Reston, Fulkerson remains modest about her accomplishments and seems humbled by being named CEO. “I’m still not sure it has sunk in,” said Fulkerson about her appointment to the top job at RA. “I am honored that the Board of Directors chose me for the position and am excited by the challenge.” Fulkerson credits former Reston CEO, Milton Matthews, for much of her professional development. While some would say their personalities were very different, Matthews often turned to Fulkerson for help on key projects during his eightplus years at RA. Matthews left RA this past summer and Fulkerson was named Acting CEO for the association. As second-in-command during Matthews’ tenure, the interim top position was a natural fit. “I think he appreciated my passion for Reston,” said Fulkerson about her former boss. Fulkerson is a proponent of RA working together with other area organizations in order to maintain and improve the quality of life for all residents. She also works closely with Fairfax County staff and elected officials to make sure the needs and concerns of association members are being met.

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“There is no one I would rather have on my team when trying to accomplish something big and important,” said Reston Community Center Executive Director Leila Gordon. “There is no one with whom I enjoy a hearty laugh more.” RCC is a branch of Fairfax County government and collaborates with RA on many projects and events. While working with officials is an important aspect of her job, Fulkerson also believes in the personal touch. She will always make time to listen to a resident standing

Top: Cate dedicates check to Forest Edge Elementary school for their involvement in CHARACTER COUNTS! Bottom: Volunteering with Ken Plum at MLK Day of Service event at Southgate Community Center kitchen.

in line at the grocery store or while watching Sara’s soccer games. Fulkerson maintains a sense of humor, even during more challenging times. She is optimistic about Reston’s future but also understands the planned community of 60,000 residents is likely to grow in the near future, bringing new demands to an area with already-high standards.


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Reston experience. “I’ve lived it,” said Fulkerson. “I know what it means to care about this community. I embrace change but want the core values of Reston to remain intact. As long as we stick to Bob Simon’s founding goals and principles, Reston will remain an oasis in Northern Virginia.”

FOR FULKERSON, WORKING FOR RA IS A 24/7 JOB. For Fulkerson, working for RA is a 24/7 job. Like with any demanding career, it helps to be passionate about the work. But there are also tough days, and at the end of those days, Fulkerson takes great comfort in being with her family. “They are what grounds me and reminds me of what is truly important,” she said. Spending time with her husband and daughter, listening to a little Louis Armstrong, and playing with the family’s two beagles is what soothes RA’s new executive after a long workday. Of course, she is quick to add that on

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“Change is exciting, but we have to be prepared for it,” she said. “We have to pay attention to nuances. We have to reposition ourselves wisely. We can’t just be an important part in moving Reston forward. We have to be the part.” When Fulkerson was about the age of her daughter Sara, enjoying hot summer days playing with friends in this still relatively new town, she didn’t imagine being CEO of one of the largest community organizations in the country, but she did know Reston felt like home and she didn’t shy away from responsibilities. “I always got along with people older than me,” she said as she reflected back on her childhood. “Despite my being an only child, my parents didn’t spoil me,” she said with a smile. Fulkerson believes strongly in treating people with respect and bringing them into the process. That has been evident in her 22year career at RA. “There will be times when I have to say no, but I don’t want anyone ever thinking they haven’t been heard,” she said. Being counted is a part of the

Top: Cate with RA Board of Directors at Multicultural Festival. Bottom: Cate being interviewed by Kenyan reporter discussing the importance of community involvement.

weekends a little White Stripes or Mumford & Sons music might push some of the jazz further down on her playlist. Fulkerson’s professional playlist includes stints in just about every department at RA. She plans on drawing upon those experiences as she guides the organization through the coming years. “With the help of the board and a great staff, I have worked with for years, along with our vol-

unteers and the expertise of our committees, I won’t be losing too much sleep at night,” she said with her signature laugh. “I have a great team and a lot of talented and supportive people to lean on.” Mick Calvacca is Reston Association’s Web Content Manager/Writer. He has written and edited articles for USA TODAY, The Washington Post and other publications during his journalism career. He also has a graphics design background and an English degree from Lynchburg College.

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Using Art To Create A Safer, More Engaging Place South Lakes High School, Comstock and Initiative for Public Art-Reston Partner In ‘Real World’ Public Art Project at Wiehle-Reston East Metro BY JANET REMS  PHOTOS PROVIDED BY DAVID MADISON, JANET REMS & MARCO RANDO

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t is estimated that 10,000 people will daily pass through the Silver Line’s WiehleReston East Metro Station. “That’s 20,000 eyes a day!” Maggie Parker enthusiastically told the 50-plus students crowded into a South Lakes High School art classroom toward the end of last year. Parker, director of communications and community outreach for Comstock Partners — which is constructing the mixed-use development above and around the station, the last stop in the Silver Line’s Phase I — was there to pitch a special temporary public art project that will adorn construction site walls and other selected areas around the station’s plaza until all construction is complete. In addition to the sevenstory, underground parking garage and commercial space above, the transit-oriented development will eventually have five more buildings for office, residential and hotel use. “It’s using art to make a safer place,” said Parker, noting this “real world” public art project is open to all South Lakes students, not just art students. A Comstock-initiated public art project, the development company is partnering with both the South Lakes art department and art teacher Marco Rando and the Initiative for Public Art-Reston (IPAR). This is the second public art partnership between Rando and South Lakes art students and IPAR. They also are currently working together on student-created art to

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South Lakes High School students listen to Maggie Parker, director of communications and community outreach for Comstock Partners, explain how to participate in a special temporary public art project for the Silver Line's Wiehle Avenue station, which Comstock is constructing.

beautify the Lake Thoreau spillway. Wall murals, print art, 3Drelief sculptures, video projections, 3-D and otherwise, and other digital media were a few of the visual art options suggested to students. Acceptable media would be limited only by the students' own imaginations and creative talents and the parameters of the specific space, explained Rando, also a working artist who has spent most of his life living off-and-on in Reston. “Consider this your canvas.… I don’t want to crimp your creativity; there are a lot of options,” said Parker, explaining that Comstock would work with the young artists and Rando on fabrication, including weatherization, and installation. Student artwork, which is required to be submitted in smallscale form before actualized, will be juried and winnowed down by a panel of jurors organized with the help of IPAR. Selected student art works must also survive some official scrutiny. After being told countless times it couldn't be done, the almost complete Silver Line transit project is a "tribute to vision and teamwork," said Parker. She urged the student participants to have a goal and adopt a similar mindset.

AFTER BEING TOLD COUNTLESS TIMES IT COULDN'T BE DONE, THE ALMOST COMPLETE SILVER LINE TRANSIT PROJECT IS A "TRIBUTE TO VISION AND TEAMWORK," SAID PARKER. SHE URGED THE STUDENT PARTICIPANTS TO HAVE A GOAL AND ADOPT A SIMILAR MINDSET. “IPAR,” Parker added, “is instrumental in fulfilling our vision for public art.” Returning the compliment, IPAR Executive Director Anne Delaney said, “Comstock is rais-

Open to all South Lakes High School students, under the supervision of art and design teacher Marco Rando, who is also a working artist especially known for his mixed-media sculptures crafted from found materials.

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Comstock Partners, a privately held real estate enterprise with a focus on urban, mixed-use and transit-oriented developments in the Washington, D.C. region, and the developer of the Silver Line’s Wiehle-Reston East Metro Station and adjoining mixeduse retail, office and residential development.

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The Initiative for Public Art-Reston (IPAR), a 501(c)(3) tax exempt, not-for-profit organization composed of civic leaders who represent Reston's key community organizations, which seeks to inspire an ongoing commitment to public art and create a new generation of artwork in Reston. Visit www.publicartreston.org, call 703-467-9797 or “like” IPAR on its Facebook page to find out more about this and other IPAR partnership projects.

ing the bar for other developers.… They are really hands-on and really concerned about quality. In addition, the ComstockSouth Lakes project fits in perfectly with one of IPAR’s own key goals to create a new generation of public artwork in Reston — both permanent and temporary, Delaney suggested. Ü

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“TEMPORARY PUBLIC ART CAN ACTIVATE OUTDOOR SPACES THAT ARE PUBLICLY ACCESSIBLE. … IT CAN PROVIDE A BURST OF ARTISTIC ENERGY AND EXCITEMENT AND ENGAGE PEOPLE IN A DIALOGUE ABOUT ART, AND WHILE TEMPORARY IN NATURE, IT CAN HAVE A LASTING EFFECT."

– Anne Delaney, Executive Director, Initiative for Public Art-Reston

South Lakes High School students make a presentation to Reston Association's Design Review Board. The presentation dealt with a proposal for a public art project that would beautify the spillway at Lake Thoreau. The students, from the left, are Tehmeena Salahin, Gabriella Rando, Sammy Lazam, and Margaret Lashley.

jects, Delaney said: “Temporary public art can activate outdoor spaces that are publicly accessible. It can create a sense of place for a site that is underutilized or for situations where a site is under construction or renovation. "Temporary art transforms a site for a limited period of time and very often presents opportunities for more experimental types of public art projects. “It can provide a burst of artistic energy and excitement and engage people in a dialogue about art, and while temporary in nature, it can have a lasting effect. It leaves a trace in the memory of those who have enjoyed it for that limited period of time. “Temporary art projects can create opportunities for community involvement as is the case with the involvement, of South Lakes High School students with the Comstock site and the Lake Thoreau spillway.” Janet Rems is chairman of the Initiative for Public Art-Reston’s Communications Committee and a member of the Greater Reston Arts Center and Kids R First boards. The former editor of The Reston Times, she regularly freelances for The Fairfax County Times.

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Want an easy way of keeping up with Reston news and offerings? Sign up for Reston Association’s electronic newsletter, RA News, to receive weekly e-mails about events, programs, community functions and important reminders. RA News is a free and concise way to stay informed. It is delivered to your in-box every Friday morning. All you need to do to join the thousands of subscribers is complete a brief sign-up form on the www.reston.org website. You don’t need to be an association member or be registered on our website. Just simply go to the home page and click on “RA News” at the top. Then enter your name and e-mail address and hit the “Join” button. You will automatically be added to our subscriber list. All issues of RA News are archived. You can read past editions by going to www.reston.org and clicking on the “RA News Archives” icon on the bottom left side of the home page.

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4. GIVE BACK. If you’re a tween or teen, learn to become a certified babysitter in Babysitting 101 – you can give parents a break. Volunteer in our Community Service Club and leave your mark on Reston (while earning those required school volunteer hours). Support numerous RCC service projects by being a tax volunteer, leading a Reston Presents seminar, assisting with our annual Eggnormous Egg Hunt event, or helping with swim and water aerobics classes.

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to Verizon Center with us to cheer on the Washington Capitals. Interested in good wine? Don’t miss the Historic Loudoun Food and Wine Tour. From active excursions such as biking and skiing, to day trips visiting museums, theatres, and even destinations as far as Canada – RCC offers something for everyone.

6. REFLECT. Evaluate your personal satisfaction while taking the Creating a Fulfilling Life workshop. Discover new interests and how to accomplish goals in the follow-up course, Taking Inspired Action.

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décor after attending the Change Your Space workshop. Beautify your home with personal photographs that have been perfectly captured and preserved as a result of our DigiPhoto courses. Feeling really motivated? Head to the woodshop and handcraft your very own photo frames.

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Why Be Late? 495 Express Lanes Offer A Reliable Trip To Popular Northern Virginia Destinations BY MIKE MCGURK  MAP PROVIDED BY 495 EXPRESS LANES

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etting stuck on the Beltway on your way to work — or home after a day at the office — is bad enough. But when traffic makes you miss the opening song at the concert or sprint to catch your vacation flight, well, it’s enough to spoil anyone’s day. Wouldn’t it be great to make it to the concert, or the airport, or just to the park for a day of fun with the kids, without rushing for once? Now, thanks to the 495 Express Lanes, you can make ontime arrivals at your favorite destinations the rule rather than the exception. Don’t risk gridlock in the regular Beltway lanes or take unnecessary back roads. The 495 Express Lanes offer brand-new exit and entrance ramps that give you a hassle-free route via the Beltway to popular places like Wolf Trap, Dulles International Airport, Tysons Corner Mall and Tysons Galleria, Meadowlark Botanical Gardens and Frying Pan Farm Park. You need an E-ZPass® to use the 495 Express Lanes, because there are no toll booths to slow you down. Make sure you have an E-ZPass in your car before your first trip. Check out the destinations and route suggestions below, and plan your next excursion knowing you can get there, relaxed and on time. Learn how to get on and off the Express Lanes, and which exit point is best for you.

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Take Route 267/Dulles Toll Road for trips to Wolf Trap, Dulles International Airport, Frying Pan Park, Meadowlark Botanical Gardens, Lake Fairfax Park, McLean Hamlet Park and Spring Hill Rec Center:

From the Express Lanes, both northbound and southbound, you can exit onto Route 267 to go west. From Route 267 eastbound you can travel south on the Express Lanes. In addition to the popular destinations listed, the Route 267 exit is a great way to travel smoothly to Herndon, Sterling and Ashburn.

Use Westpark Drive to get to Tysons Corner Mall and Tysons Galleria:

From the Express Lanes traveling northbound or southbound, you can exit onto Westpark Drive. From the Express Lanes ramp, make a left onto Westpark Drive and you can conveniently pull into the parking garage at Tysons Corner Center. Take a right and you are just around the corner from popular Westpark Drive businesses. After a day of shopping, give yourself a break from navigating Route 123 and head home using the Westpark Drive ramp to go north or south on the Express Lanes.

Jones Branch Drive will get you to other popular destinations and major employers in Tysons:

You can also use the Jones Branch access point to help you get around Tysons. You can exit directly onto Jones Branch Drive from north-

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bound or southbound Express Lanes. From the Express Lanes ramp, you are just a short trip from Harris Teeter, the shops along Spring Hill Road and International Drive, and all the major Tysons employers, including Hilton Worldwide, Gannett, Freddie Mac and Kaiser Permanente.

Route 7 is your choice if traveling to Stratford University, shops and restaurants in Tysons, Westin Tysons Corner, Tysons Corner Marriott and the Department of Motor Vehicles in Vienna:

From the northbound Express Lanes, you can exit onto Route 7 and travel east or west. From Route 7 (Leesburg Pike) you can travel south in the Express Lanes. Map out your new route at 495ExpressLanes.com before you go. If you need an E-ZPass, check out 495ExpressLanes.com/using-ezpass. Then, let the 495 Express Lanes give you a hassle-free start and finish to a relaxing day of fun. Mike McGurk is the corporate relations associate at Transurban, the operator of the 495 Express Lanes.


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The Reston Chorale Celebrating Reston’s 50th with the Vision and the Visionary Through Music BY SUSAN MEEKS-VERSTEEG  PHOTOGRAPHY BY MIKE OLSON

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“HIS FACE REFLECTS THE MUSIC BACK TO US. IT’S LIKE BEING HANDED A GIFT. IT’S AN AMAZING EXPERIENCE.” Although Simon no longer sings with the Chorale, members will tell you that he is still an integral part of the ensemble. “Singing in The Reston Chorale is always a pleasure, but when Bob’s in the audience, it gets even better,” says Chorale member Ruth Overton. “His face reflects the music back to us. It’s like being handed a gift. It’s an amazing experience.” As Reston’s 50th anniversary approaches, the Reston Chorale has found a way to thank Bob Simon by commissioning a new work by renowned composer Donald McCullough that celebrates both Reston’s 50th anniversary and the 100th birthday of its visionary founder. For McCullough, the commission presented an interesting

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n 1966, when James Pfohl issued a call for singers to form a Chorale in Reston, Robert E. Simon Jr., was one of 60 community residents who responded. With his rich baritone, Bob Simon became a founding member of The Reston Chorale.

challenge: to create a work about a specific person, place and occasion, yet make it timeless and relevant for other communities and ensembles to embrace in the future. Early in the project, McCullough visited Reston, where he had an opportunity to meet Bob Simon, visit the Reston Museum, and walk the wooded trails that wind throughout the community. Notes McCullough, “I learned a lot about Bob’s insights and vision for Reston — a vision that I see portrayed in the lines of a Sara Teasdale poem that begins: ‘Life has loveliness to sell, All beautiful and splendid things.’” Teasdale’s poem — one of several works by American poets woven throughout McCullough’s The Essential Life — “is about looking at life and recognizing the things that really matter,” says McCullough.

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“And they’re often simple things: ‘Soaring fire that sways and sings, And children's faces looking up, holding wonder like a cup.’ But it’s also about making choices that enrich your life and the lives of others. The poem concludes: Spend all you have for loveliness. Buy it and never count the cost; For one white singing hour of peace Count many a year of strife well lost, And for a breath of ecstasy Give all you have been, or could be. “In many ways,” McCullough notes, “that’s what Bob Simon did. He made a choice: to create a new kind of community — despite risks and obstacles — a place where people of diverse races, cultures and backgrounds can live, play and work; where they can be connected to art and nature. A place

they want to call home for the rest of their lives.” The premiere of McCullough’s The Essential Life will be performed on Sunday, March 23, at 4 p.m., in the South Lakes High School auditorium. Under the direction of Artistic Director David B. Lang, the performance will feature The Reston Chorale, the voices of South Lakes High School students led by Choral Director Rita Gigliotti, and the Amadeus Orchestra. Tickets and more information are available online at www.restonchorale.org. Susan Meeks-Versteeg is the Managing Director of The Reston Chorale.


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Reston's “Rally for a Cause” Sets New Standard New Milestone in Fundraising Marks Turning Point for Reston Tennis BY VALERIE KING  PHOTOGRAPHY BY PETER STAPLES

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arly morning clouds dispersed and the rain held off September 21 and 22, 2013 for Reston’s “Rally for a Cause” second annual tennis tournament. Sixty five players, nearly double the number of players from the previous year, gathered at the Lake Newport tennis facility for men’s and women’s 3.0, 3.5, and 4.0 singles and doubles draws. They brought their racquets, their wallets and their friends to combine the sport of tennis with charitable giving.

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THEY BROUGHT THEIR RACQUETS, THEIR WALLETS AND THEIR FRIENDS TO COMBINE THE SPORT OF TENNIS WITH CHARITABLE GIVING.

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The tournament sponsored three causes: USTA Serves/Wounded Warrior Curriculum, HEART (Have Everyone Access Tennis), and Cornerstones, which respectively support rehabilitation through tennis for injured or ill veterans, tennis scholarships for children, and interfaith family services. The tournament drew a significant number of entrants from surrounding areas such as Arlington, Alexandria and Herndon and saw fundraising revenue grow from $2,000 to $3,100, an increase of approximately one third.

While competitors mixed it up on court in competition Saturday, tournament directors mixed it up Sunday with a last-minute men’s and women’s 4.0 mixed doubles round robin. A shortfall of men’s and women’s doubles teams required the last minute fix, but the players loved the remedy. Trophies, raffle drawings and free refreshments, donated by local businesses and underwritten by local orthodontist Hani Thariani, supplemented the fun and success of the event. Valerie King is a wife, mom, advocate, volunteer and tennis enthusiast....


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1937 ƒƒ Bowman and Son Holdings, c. 1939 ƒƒ Orange line – W&OD Rail Track

1972 ƒƒ Office buildings arrive ƒƒ Wiehle Avenue extended south from Sunset Hills Road

1954 ƒƒ Further development of Bowman Farm and Distillery ƒƒ The Village at Wiehle grows

1978 ƒƒ Association Drive develops ƒƒ Piers installed for Wiehle crossing of DIAAH ƒƒ McTacoHut arrives

1968 ƒƒ Hidden Creek Country Club – built 1960 ƒƒ Sunset Hills Road – 2 lanes ƒƒ Dulles International Airport Access Highway – 13.65 miles, open 1962 ƒƒ Isaac Newton Square begins development – 1967 1970 ƒƒ Footprint of Comstock/ Fairfax County’s Reston Station parcel

1980 ƒƒ Wiehle Bridge in place ƒƒ Wiehle Avenue extends to Sunrise Valley Drive 1982 ƒƒ BAE building ƒƒ Reston Mini Storage expands ƒƒ Commerce Park construction 1984 ƒƒ VDOT builds Dulles Toll Road

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1986 ƒƒ Maximus and Veatch office buildings 1990 ƒƒ Kaiser begins construction 1998 ƒƒ Wielhe – Reston East Park and Ride in operation 2011 ƒƒ Construction begins at Reston Station 2013 ƒƒ Fairfax County Transit Center completed ƒƒ Reston – Wiehle East Station – WMATA Silver Line ƒƒ Reston Station Plaza ready for business

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Conference Center

Hold Your Next Meeting Close to Home CONFERENCE CENTER AVAILABLE FOR RENT

SPACE AVAILABLE Ideal For ƒƒ ƒƒ ƒƒ

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Pantry with microwave, coffee maker and refrigerator Audio visual equipment

Attractive Rates: $30-$90/hr Contact: Member Services to make your reservation at reservations@reston.org or 703-435-6530.

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Pool & Tennis Passes

Guests Welcome

Two Easy Ways to Purchase Passes

As a pool pass holder (member or nonmember) you may bring guests when visiting the pool or tennis facilities. Options are available to purchase in advance or on-site.

Walk-In Hours and Location

ADVANCE PURCHASE

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Online — www.reston.org Walk-In — Come to Reston Association Member Services; our staff is happy to assist you.

Member Services 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive Reston, VA 20191-3404

Hours of Operation

Season Long Guest Pass :

Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m.- 5 p.m. Saturdays from 9 a.m.-Noon. (April 19-July 26)

Please Note: A current pass is required for anyone (age 1 or older) visiting pools or tennis courts. Receipts will not be accepted on-site. Customers must be at least 18 years of age to purchase. For corporate, family zip code and replacement passes, or if it is your first time purchasing as a non-member, please visit Member Services with qualifying proof of eligibility. Call 703-435-6530 for more information.

MEMBERS

Welcome to the 2014 season. We are happy to serve you again this year.

Pool & Tennis Pass

Price

Adults, 18 years & older $25 Children under 18 $10 Family Pass Package* $70 *Includes 2 adult and up to 4 child passes Season Long Guest Pass* $40 *Allows admittance of one guest, regardless of age, with pass holder. Address on guest pass must match host pass-holder. Tennis Key Fob* $3 *with purchase of pass Member Discounts Pay your assessment in full or make first installment payment by March 1, online only, and you will get a 20% discount on any adult, child, or family passes purchased online on or before April 30. Discount does not apply to guest passes or tennis key fob. Passes will be available for pickup within seven business days or can be shipped (charges apply) directly to you. Please note: Members may purchase a pass for themselves, one additional adult household member, and all household members under the age of 18. Two additional passes may be purchased for family members 18-22 years of age in person or online with prior approval from Member Services. All members must be in good standing and provide proof of owning or occupying a Reston Association property.

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NON-MEMBERS CORPORATE We are happy to welcome PASSES persons who live outside Reston or in a portion of Reston that is not part of Reston Association and offer a variety of non-member passes to meet your needs. Pass Options Price Family Pool & Tennis $625 Family ZIP code pass* $525 *Zip code within Reston but not part of Reston Association. Proper documentation and in person purchase required. Family Pool Only $595 Family Tennis Only $355 Couple Pool & Tennis $540 Couple Pool Only $525 Couple Tennis Only $310 Individual Pool & Tennis $450 Individual Pool Only $365 Individual Tennis Only $250 Season Long Guest Pass* $50 *Allows admittance of one guest, regardless of age, with pass holder. Address on guest pass must match host pass-holder. Non-Member Discounts Buy your pass on or before April 30 for a $50 discount on ‘Pool & Tennis’ and ‘Pool Only’ options or a $20 discount on ‘Tennis Only’ options. Please note: All non-member passes require a photograph. If you are a returning pass holder from last year you can purchase online and use the existing picture however if purchasing for the first time you must do so in person. We recommend children have their picture updated at least every two years.

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If you work in Reston and are seeking a weekday only membership please consider these options. All corporate passes are sold individually and require proper documentation and in person purchase.

Pass Options

Pool & Tennis Pool Only Tennis Only

Price $260 $210 $225

TRIAL 4-DAY PASSES

NEW for 2014 — a four-day pass option for travelers or those interested in trying the membership before committing to the season.

Pass Options

Price

Individual $50 Family* $100 *Admits up to 6 family members Trial passes are good for 4 consecutive calendar days at all Reston Association pools and tennis courts. One pass per household each season. Purchase a non-member pass within 10 days after your trial and the trial amount will be applied to your balance.

For more information on our facilities and programs please refer to the Aquatics and Tennis sections. If you have questions regarding pass options please contact Member Services at member_services@reston.org or 703-435-6530.

$40 $50 One pass may be purchased per household. This pass allows one guest per visit regardless of the guest age. The address on the guest pass must match the address on the host’s pass and guests must be accompanied by a host at all times.

Pre-Paid Punch Pass Tennis court guests Pool adult guests Pool child guests

$40 $40 $20

Pre-paid punch passes are valid for 5 guest entries and can be used for multiple guests at one time. This is a great option to eliminate carrying cash and is equivalent to a 20% discount compared to buying for five visits individually.

ON-SITE

Tennis court one-day Guest Pass

$10

Pass holders may purchase a one-day guest pass from the roving court monitor at the tennis courts. Cash only. Guests must be accompanied by a pass holder at all times.

Pool one-day Guest Pass Adults (18 years and older) Child (17 or younger)

$10 $5

Pass holder may purchase a one-day guest pass from the pool staff at each pool. Cash only. Handwritten receipts will be issued at time of purchase. Guests must be accompanied by a pass holder at all times.

YOUTH TENNIS

10 and Under Tennis Pass

$35

(Valid at North Shore Courts only) Allows non-member children ages 10 and under to utilize the North Shore tennis courts for practice. North Shore has six, 36-foot courts designed specifically for children. Children must be accompanied by an adult who does not need a pass. No photographs necessary for this pass. Available online or in person.

Refund Policy: All pool and tennis pass memberships are non-refundable.


SOMETHING HERE FOR EVERYONE Visit www. reston.org or call 703-435-6530 for more info.

UPDATE YOUR ACCOUNT Do you want to make sure you get all the most current information from Reston Association about our programs and events? Please take a moment to update your online profile so that 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. 2. 3.

4. 5.

Go to www.reston.org. Click on ‘login’ in the top right corner of the screen. Enter your username and password. Forgot your password? Click the "Forgot Passwords?" link to have it sent to you via e-mail. Forgot your unsername? Contact Member Services via e-mail at Member_Services@reston. org or by phone at 703-435-6530. Once logged in, click on ‘My Account’ in the orange band across the top of the screen and select ‘Profile’ from the drop-down menu. Within your profile you can add household members, edit phone numbers and edit e-mail addresses. In order to edit a birth date, you must 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 don’t hesitate to contact Member Services using the e-mail or phone number listed above.

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GET YOUR POOL & TENNIS PASS Pool passes are required for admission to any Reston Association pool and we’re excited to offer new membership options this year for all to enjoy. Passes are ON SALE NOW so please order yours online today to avoid long lines in our office.

15 POOLS

No matter your age or ability Reston Aquatics has a pool or program for you! We are proud to offer 15 pools for pass-holder use, as well as three seasonal spray features for the entire community to enjoy.

POOL SCHEDULE SWIM TEAMS

COMING SOON

Reston Swim Team Association (RSTA) The RSTA is an independent youth (6-18 years old) swim team working in cooperation with the Reston Association Aquatics Department. With nine teams in the community, swimmers of all levels are invited to participate.

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

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The full pool schedule will be published in the summer edition of Reston magazine and available online by late April. North Shore and Ridge Heights heated pools, will open Saturday, May 10, with all other facilities opening Saturday, May 24.

Reston Masters Swim Team (RMST)

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


SOMETHING HERE FOR EVERYONE Visit www. reston.org or call 703-435-6530 for more info.

Birthday Party Package

Celebrate in Style – and leave the work to us.

Birthday party packages are available during open hours at many of the pool locations for children ages 4-10. Parties are two hours in length with an option for your guests to stay up to two additional hours regardless of pool pass.

What you get: ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■

Admission for up to 15 people (including adults or non-swimmers) Pizza and beverages for guests Reserved shade tent at the pool Party favor or goody bag for each guest child Special gift for the birthday kid Party host to lead games/activities Paper products and all set-up and clean up.

Fee: $225

Limited spaces available, and they fill fast so plan ahead and call as soon as registration opens, Monday, April 7. Contact Willa at aquaticsinfo@reston.org or 703-435-6532 with questions.

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Inaugural Reston Relay

Triathlon SUNDAY, JUNE 22, 2014 Lake Newport Pool

Training for a triathlon? Want to take your Zumba moves to the water? TRY OUR FITNESS PROGRAMS

RA offers water fitness classes throughout the summer. We want you to find the one that’s right for you. A full schedule of classes with dates, times, and descriptions will be available in the summer edition of Reston magazine, published in our ‘Fitness Programs’ brochure, and available on our website by late March.

Drop-In Class

$9 per class $5 Adults 55+ $11 per class $10 Adults 55+ PUNCH PASS OPTIONS: Using the drop-in fees above you can purchase a punch pass with as many classes as you would like. And any unused classes are refundable at the end of summer. Punch passes must be purchased in person at headquarters.

Unlimited Summer Fitness Pass

(allows holder to attend as many Water Aerobics or Fitness classes as desired) $145 per class $80 Adults 55+ $200 per class $160 Adults 55+ Purchase online or in person at headquarters.

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PASSES GO ON SALE MONDAY APRIL 7

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What’s a relay triathlon? This new event, brought to you in cooperation between Reston Association and The Y-Fairfax County Reston, is the first of its kind in the Reston area and offers participants the opportunity for a fun triathlon experience in which each component of the race is completed by a different person. Team up with co-workers, bring the family generations together, or find the speediest swimmer, biker, and runner for an amazing finish time — any combination is acceptable. If you have ever wanted to try a tri without doing all the events now is your chance!

Volunteers and Sponsors needed www.restonrelaytri.org Contact Laura at pools@reston.org or 703-435-6528 for more information.


Reston Kids Triathlon

SOMETHING HERE FOR EVERYONE Visit www. reston.org or call 703-435-6530 for more info.

Sunday, August 3, 8 a.m.

Ridge Heights Pool to South Lakes High School Stadium

VOLUNTEERS AND SPONSORS NEEDED www.restonkidstri.org

REGISTRATION OPENS APRIL 16 AT 7 PM

Scholarships available (application on website) FREE Training Clinics will be held throughout the summer to help participants prepare for the big day.

Contact Laura at pools@reston.org or 703-435-6528 for details.

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AQUATICS

LEARN TO SAVE LIVES Lifeguard Certification Lifeguard Certification

NEW

Reston Association is an Authorized Provider of American Red Cross Lifeguard Training programs. LIFEGUARDS Individuals who obtain the American Red Cross certifications from this class are eligible to apply with Reston Association as well as many other local agencies and businesses that honor the American Red Cross certification. NOTE: This class will not certify you to work at the ‘WaterMine’ or any Fairfax County Park Authority facility. Registration begins: Monday, April 7 Six students minimum required to hold class. $150 $250 Location: Reston Association headquarters, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive and various Reston pools. Certifications earned: Lifeguarding, First Aid, and CPR/AED (all valid 2 years) Times: Start and end dates listed below. Please check our website in late March for full course details including confirmed times and location. Please note these are only start and end dates for classes. The exact times are being determined based on instructor availability. Weekday, weekend, daytime, and evening options will be available. Dates: May 10-16 May 24-30 June 2-7 June 7-13 June 22-27 June 29-July 3 July 7-12 July 11-20 August 2-8 August 18-24

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Lifeguard Re-Certification (Previously Certified Lifeguards)

All American Red Cross lifeguards whose certifications expire this year are eligible to re-certify with a seven-hour course that will review CPR/AED and First Aid skills, as well as practice in-water rescue techniques under the supervision of a certified instructor. The course is offered in a one-day format, as well as split over two days. Registration begins: Monday, April 7 Six students minimum required to hold class.

$95

$120

Location: Reston Association headquarters, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive and various Reston pools. Students are responsible for their own transportation between locations during the one-day courses. Certifications earned: Lifeguarding, First Aid, and CPR/AED (all valid 2 years) Date & Times: May 4, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. May 10, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. May 12-13, 3:30-7 p.m. May 14-15, 5:30-9 p.m. May 19-20, 3:30-7 p.m. May 21-22, 5:30-9 p.m. May 23, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 28-29, 5:30-9 p.m.

May 31, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 3-4, 3:30-7 p.m. June 7, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 9-10, 3-6:30 p.m. June 18-19, 3-6:30 p.m. June 21, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 22, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 24, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

**Additional dates may be included in our summer edition based on demand.

JUNIOR LIFEGUARD Eager to become a lifeguard but not quite ready? Maybe you’d enjoy the American Red Cross Junior Lifeguard program, brought to you in cooperation with RA Camps! See details on page 75.

RA members and

Non-members.

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SOMETHING HERE FOR EVERYONE Visit www. reston.org or call 703-435-6530 for more info.

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

Top Reasons to Work for Reston Association Aquatics

Lifeguards must have American Red Cross certifications in Lifeguarding, First Aid, and CPR/ AED prior to their interview but are welcome to apply before they have taken the course.

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F lexible work schedule (early morning shifts are great for teachers, retirees, and early birds) Competitive wages (ranging from $9.50/ hour for lifeguards to as much as $30/hour for instructors) Network with Reston members and make new friends Advancement opportunity Work outside and get a great tan Promote safety

Limited positions are also available as office assistants and seasonal maintenance.

Submit your application now at careers.reston.org.

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UNDERWATER EXPLORATION RA and Deep Blue Scuba have been long-time partners and are excited for the return of Seal Team camp this coming summer. Seal Team participants will learn the fundamentals of SCUBA diving through a blend of science and sport in this one-week camp that fosters skills for a lifetime of underwater adventures.

Need a hobby that will take you to new depths?

SCUBA certification may be the thing for you. Deep Blue Scuba also offers certification classes for adults ages 13 and up right here in Reston. Participants can complete the full certification in Northern Virginia after a second weekend at an off-site open water location or take the first weekend component in Reston and then complete the open water evaluation in the exotic locale of their choice. Dates, times, location and fee information for our SCUBA programs will be available in our summer edition and on the RA website by late April. Courses and camps are led by Frank Wilson, Master Scuba Diving Trainer with the Professional Association of Diving Instructors he can be reached at 571-4375189 or Frank@Deep-Blue-Scuba.com to request a registration packet. Visit www.Deep-Blue-Scuba.com for more info.

SAFETY

AROUND THE POOL

Reston Association and Reston Community Center want to help you be safe in, on, and around the water this year. Please consider contacting us for any of the three water safety presentations described below. Some sessions will be scheduled at our facilities in advance or they can be requested at any time and are set up to serve the audience’s schedule.

Reston Community Center (RCC)) Reston Association (RA)

703-476-4500 option 2 703-435-6528

By working together, RCC and RA strive to assure our community’s access to healthy and safe fun in all of Reston’s pools.

WHALE Tales

(5-12 years old – in similar age groups) ƒƒ One 60-minute session, Free, Registration Required Longfellow’s WHALE Tales is an interactive presentation that provides easy to follow information to help children learn safe behavior in, on, and around the water. Taught in a classroom environment, WHALE Tales makes water safety fun and easy to learn. Each lesson is reinforced with color posters, worksheets, activities, and a video that features Longfellow, the animated whale.

Parent Orientation to Swim lessons

(18 years and older) ƒƒ One 60-minute session, Free, Registration Required Date & Location: TBD This presentation (30-minute presentation, 30 minutes of Q&A) will provide parents with an orientation to the group swim lessons offered by Reston Association and the Reston Community Center. It is designed to teach parents with children in the lower swimming levels how to provide guidance, care, supervision, motivation, and support to their child in our swim lesson programs.

General Water Safety

(18 years and older) ƒƒ One 90-minute session, Free, Registration Required This presentation (60-minute lecture and 30 minutes of Q&A) focuses on the importance of water safety training and provides general information for keeping family members safe in, on, and around the water. The presentation is designed for rotary clubs, PTAs, home school networks, church groups, and other civic organizations and can be scheduled at their facility.

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SOMETHING HERE FOR EVERYONE Visit www. reston.org or call 703-435-6530 for more info.

Ever wish you could just fill an RA pool with your closest friends, favorite food, and beverages of choice?

RA pools have been hosting private pool parties for years and can accommodate groups as small as 15 to those as large as 300. All parties are held outside normal operating hours — typically after 7 p.m., and can last until 11 p.m. Catering discounts are available from some of our favorite sponsors, or you’re welcome to select your own — even to bring a grill. Private parties offer exclusive use of the entire pool facility, as well as professional lifeguard and pool operator staff.

PRIVATE POOL PARTY

YOU CAN – and the fun setting is perfect for Graduation, Father’s Day, Birthdays, Reunions, or just because.

Limited spaces available and they fill fast, so plan ahead and call as soon as registration opens, Monday, April 7. Hourly rates vary by pool, number of guests, and whether children under 16 will be in attendance. All private parties are subject to a $100 Security Deposit that can be fully refunded after the event, pending check-out. Parties have a two-hour minimum which includes all set-up and clean-up time. Please plan accordingly and review our fact sheet online at www.reston.org. Contact Willa at aquaticsinfo@reston.org or 703-435-6532 with questions.

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GROUP SWIM LESSONS

Would you prefer more personalized instruction?

Member Registration

Monday, May 5, 8:30 a.m.

Non-member Registration Wednesday, May 7, 8:30 a.m. RA offers private and semi-private swim lessons throughout the summer. Private lessons provide a one-on-one learning environment between student and instructor while semi-private lessons accommodate two students with one instructor. All the pool managers and assistant managers are certified Water Safety Instructors (WSI) and can provide customized, individual instruction. If you have a WSI in mind, simply ask them if they would like to be your instructor and be sure to write down their first and last name on your registration form. If you don’t have a person in mind, just contact our Swim Lesson Coordinator at 703-4356520 or swim@reston.org so that we can match you to an instructor who will meet your needs.

All ages and skills levels are welcome. Classes are provided in four 40-minute sessions scheduled at the convenience of the participant and instructor.

How to Register

STEP 1 Select and contact a Water Safety Instructor.

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See the chart on page 61 to determine what level your student is ready to take. Children must be the required age by the first day of class, and we always recommend that returning students repeat the last level they took in the previous summer. If you are unsure of your student’s abilities, please attend the Water Test Day.

STEP 2 Visit the member services desk at RA, where you will need to provide the name of your instructor.

See the Group Swim Lesson Schedule on pages 61 and 62 to select classes in your level that fit your schedule. Classes fill up fast, so please make your selections before your registration day and be prepared with alternate choices.

STEP 3 Customize your schedule and location with your WSI directly.

Register online at www.reston.org or in person at our Member Services desk, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive.

Private: $99 $114 Semi-Private: $80 $100

Water Test Day Prices are listed for both

Group Lessons Registration

Non-members.

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Group Lesson

$70

$85

Parent & Infant or Parent & Toddler Fee (per four lessons): $35 $42.50

Saturday, May 3 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Ridge Heights Heated Pool, 11400 Ridge Heights Road For people needing assistance with level placement, please join our water safety instructors for a fun evaluation of skills.


SOMETHING HERE FOR EVERYONE Visit www. reston.org or call 703-435-6530 for more info.

GROUP SWIM LESSON LEVEL DESCRIPTIONS

Reston Association offers five 2-week sessions. Each session is held Monday through Thursday for the full two weeks except session 2. There are no classes scheduled on Fridays unless a make-up lesson is scheduled by the instructor due to inclement weather. Baby and Me and Toddler and Me classes are held every two weeks, but parents may opt to purchase all eight lessons or to purchase four lessons and attend any four lessons within the two-week session. Week 2 is a duplicate of week 1.

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All group lessons are 35 minutes in length, except Youth Swimming 4-6, which are 40 minutes.

Baby and Me

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

Toddler and Me

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

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Front and back floats with head in proper position and ability to stay floating w/o support Front and back glides: two body lengths with recovery Roll from front to back and back to front without support Change direction while swimming on back and front Front crawl: three-five body lengths Swim on back, three-five body lengths (any type of arm action with flutter kick) Elementary backstroke arms or finning three body lengths Introduce back crawl arms, supported/ guided by instructor Treading using arm and leg actions, 15 seconds in shoulder-deep water

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

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Youth Swimming 3:

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

Youth Swimming 2:

Students are encouraged to perform the skills independently by the end of the class. ƒƒ Enter and exit water safely ƒƒ Jump in to chest-deep water ƒƒ Submerge face/head, recover object from bottom — two times ƒƒ Bob five times with rhythmic bubble blowing ƒƒ Submerge face in water at least three seconds while blowing bubbles with nose and mouth ƒƒ Kick on front and back, with support (three-five body lengths)

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

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Front crawl, open turn Back crawl and elementary backstroke, 25 yards each Backstroke, open turn Breaststroke kick, 15 yards — emphasis on knee position and effective propulsion Breaststroke, full stroke, work up to 15 yards Tread water, one minute Dolphin kick, 15 yards (emphasis on keeping legs together) Front crawl bilateral breathing drills Sitting and kneeling dives

Youth Swimming 5:

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

Youth Swimming 6:

Highest level offered by Reston Association. ƒƒ Breaststroke, front crawl, and back crawl, 100 yards each ƒƒ Sidestroke and butterfly, 25 yards each ƒƒ Stroke drills (25 yards per drill — use drills for each stroke) ƒƒ Introduce individual medley (IM) event/ order of strokes with legal turns ƒƒ Tread water — two minutes ƒƒ Aquatic exercise

Youth Swimming 4:

Entire class is conducted in deep water. Students will work on technical improvement of strokes. ƒƒ Swim underwater, three-five body lengths ƒƒ Front crawl, 25 yards (with rotary breathing)

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2014 SWIM LESSON SCHEDULE: Sessions 1-3 Baby and Me* 6-18 months

Toddler* and Me

18 - 36 months

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

Age: 3-5

Age: 6-12

Age: 3-5

Age: 6-12

Age: 3-5

Age: 6-12

Age: 5-12

Age: 6-12

Adult Beginner

SESSION 1: JUNE 2 -13 (DUE TO EARLY SEASON COOL WATER TEMPERATURES, RIDGE HEIGHTS AND NORTH SHORE WILL BE HEATED FOR THE DURATION OF SESSION 1.) NORTH SHORE

11:45 AM

RIDGE HEIGHTS

10:15 AM 11 AM

10:15 AM 11 AM

10:15 AM 11 AM 12:30 PM

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

SESSION 2: JUNE 23-JULY 3, MONDAY-FRIDAY IN WEEKS 1, MONDAY-WEDNESDAY IN WEEK 2 (JULY 3 RESERVED FOR INCLEMENT WEATHER MAKE-UP)

10:15 AM

HUNTERS WOODS

11 AM

LAKE NEWPORT

10:15 AM

NORTH HILLS

9:30 AM 10:15 AM

RIDGE HEIGHTS

10:15 AM 11 AM

7 PM

AUTUMNWOOD

6:15 PM 7 PM

LAKE AUDUBON

7 PM 6:15 PM

11 AM

7 PM

SHADOWOOD

7 PM

UPLANDS

7 PM

10:15 AM 11 AM

11 AM

9:30 AM

10:15 AM

7 PM

11 AM

11 AM

10:15 AM

10:15 AM

10:15 AM

7:45 PM 7 PM 7:45 PM

7:45 PM

10:15 AM

10:15 AM 11 AM

7:45 PM

GOLF COURSE ISLAND

NEWBRIDGE

11 AM

7:45 PM

7 PM

Adult Beg. 7:45 PM

7 PM 7:45 PM

7 PM

7:45 PM

7 PM

7 PM 7 PM

SESSION 3: JULY 7- 18

10:15 AM

HUNTERS WOODS LAKE NEWPORT

11 AM

NORTH HILLS

7 PM

AUTUMNWOOD

11 AM

11 AM

9:30 AM 10:15 AM

9:30 AM 10:15 AM

10:15 AM

7:45 PM

GLADE

7 PM

GOLF COURSE ISLAND

7 PM

11 AM

10:15 AM 11 AM

7 PM

7:45 PM

6:15 PM

7:45 PM

7 PM

UPLANDS

7 PM RESTON | LIVE, WORK, PLAY AND GET INVOLVED™

11 AM

10:15 AM

10:15 AM 11AM

10:15 AM

7 PM 7:45 PM

7 PM

7 PM

SHADOWOOD

10:15 AM 11 AM

7 PM

7:45 PM

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10:15 AM

10:15 AM

10:15 AM

RIDGE HEIGHTS

NEWBRIDGE

11AM

7:45 PM

Adult Beg. 7:45 PM YS 6 7 PM

7 PM 7:45 PM

7:45 PM

7 PM 7 PM

7 PM


SOMETHING HERE FOR EVERYONE Visit www. reston.org or call 703-435-6530 for more info.

2014 SWIM LESSON SCHEDULE: Sessions 4-5 Baby and Me* 6-18 months

Toddler* and Me

18 - 36 months

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

Age: 3-5

Age: 6-12

Age: 3-5

Age: 6-12

Age: 3-5

Age: 6-12

Age: 5-12

Age: 6-12

Adult Beginner

SESSION 4: JULY 21-AUGUST 1 HUNTERS WOODS

10:15 AM

11 AM

LAKE NEWPORT

10:15 AM 11 AM

10:15 AM

10:15 AM

9:30 AM

9:30 AM

10:15 AM

10:15 AM

10:15 AM 11 AM

10:15 AM

NORTH HILLS RIDGE HEIGHTS

7 PM

AUTUMNWOOD

7:45 PM

10:15 AM 11 AM

7 PM

11 AM

10:15 AM

10:15 AM 11 AM

11 AM

11 AM 7:45 PM

7 PM

GLADE

7 PM

GOLF COURSE ISLAND

7 PM 7 PM

LAKE AUDUBON

10:15 AM

7 PM

7:45 PM 7 PM

NEWBRIDGE SHADOWOOD

6:15 PM

UPLANDS

7 PM

7:45 PM 7:45 PM

7:45 PM

7 PM

7 PM

7:45 PM

Adult Beg. 7:45 PM

7 PM 7 PM

7 PM

SESSION 5: AUGUST 4-15 (DUE TO THE DECREASE IN INSTRUCTOR AVAILABILITY, SCHEDULING IS LIMITED THIS SESSION. )

7 PM

GLADE GOLF COURSE ISLAND

6:15 PM

LAKE AUDUBON

7 PM

7 PM 7 PM

7 PM

7:45 PM

7:45 PM

7 PM

7:45 PM

10:15 AM 9:30 AM 9:30 AM 10:15 AM 9:30 AM 11 AM 11 AM 11 AM * 'Baby and Me' and 'Toddler and Me' classes are available as four lessons or eight lessons. See level descriptions on page 61 for details. LAKE NEWPORT

11 AM

Adult Beg. 7:45 PM

10:15 AM

YS 6 10:15 AM

Swim Lesson Refund Policy • Group swim lessons are non-refundable except for medical reasons or family emergencies. • A doctor's note may be required and a 10% processing fee will be applied. • Any class canceled by Reston Association will result in a full refund. • Private swim lesson refunds will be given for any pending sessions that are reported to the Swim Lesson Coordinator before October 1.

Reston Association Aquatics staff would like to thank the following businesses for the goods, services, time and effort they are donating to our 2014 Aquatic Season.

Dr. Stephan Tisseront

Vocelli Pizza

All in Stitches

www. tisserontorthodontics.com

www.vocellipizza.com

www.allinstitchesva.com

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POOL FACILITIES AND FEATURES AUTUMNWOOD

LAKE AUDUBON

DOGWOOD

LAKE NEWPORT

11950 Walnut Branch Road 703-467-0903 Lane depth: 3.5-5.5 feet Length: 25 meters Wading pool with fountain, covered picnic area, grass area, tennis courts and playground within walking distance 2460 Green Range Road 703-476-5717 Lane depth: 3.5-5 feet Length: 25 meters Zero-depth entry, play pool with spray features, diving board, grass/picnic area.

GLADE

11550 Glade Drive 703-476-5732 Lane depth: 3.5-12.5 feet Length: 25 meters One-meter diving board, heated spa, zerodepth wading pool with fountains, two-story water slide, picnic tables, tennis courts and playground within walking distance

GOLF COURSE ISLAND

11301 Links Drive 703-435-8397 Lane depth: 3-12 feet Length: 25 meters One-meter diving board, two grass areas, wading pool, picnic tables, playground and pavilion within walking distance

HUNTERS WOODS

2501 Reston Parkway 703-391-2187 Lane depth: 3.5-8.5 feet Length: 25 meters In-water basketball and volleyball, diving board, interactive splash pad, extra-large heated spa, ADA ramp into main pool, inwater wheelchair available for pool access, picnic tables, tennis courts, playground, and pavilion within walking distance

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= accessible amenities available on site. See pool description for exact amenities.

2070 Twin Branches Road 703-860-3080 Lane depth: 3-5 feet Length: 25 meters Diving board, grass area, picnic tables, wading pool, boat ramp to Lake Audubon within walking distance 11601 Lake Newport Road 703-467-0694 Lane depth: 3.5-5.5 feet Length: 50 meters Two one-meter diving boards, wading pool, covered picnic area with charcoal grills, sand volleyball court, playground, softball and basketball within walking distance

LAKE THOREAU

2040 Upper Lakes Drive 703-860-0640 Lane depth: 3-5 feet Length: 25 meters Diving board, heated spa, wading pool, grass area, picnic tables, scenic lake view

NEWBRIDGE

11768 Golf Course Square 703-476-1301 Lane depth: 3.5-12 feet Length: 25 meters One-meter diving board, wading pool, picnic tables, tennis courts and playground within walking distance

NORTH HILLS

1325 North Village Road 703-435-6769 Lane depth: 2-5 feet Length: 25 meters Wading pool with fountain, heated spa, ADA access and Hydrolift Chair to main pool, grass area, picnic tables, tennis courts within walking distance

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NORTH SHORE

11515 North Shore Drive 703-689-4091 Lane depth: 3-11 feet Length: 25 meters Seasonally heated main pool, heated spa, shaded upper deck with picnic tables, wading pool, diving board, Hydrolift Chair to main pool, Lake Anne Plaza and tennis courts within walking distance Note: Parking only on North Shore Drive

RIDGE HEIGHTS

11400 Ridge Heights Road 703-476-7084 Lane depth: 3-5 feet Length: 25 meters Seasonally heated main pool, diving board, wading pool, two grass areas, picnic tables, Hydrolift Chair to main pool

SHADOWOOD

2201 Springwood Drive 703-860-8075 Lane depth: 3-5 feet Length: 20 meters Small slide into deep water, wading pool, grass area, picnic tables

TALL OAKS

12025 North Shore Drive 703-435-1072 Lane depth: 3-12 feet Length: 25 meters One-meter diving board, wading pool, picnic tables, Tall Oaks Shopping Center within walking distance

UPLANDS

11032 Ring Road 703-435-2586 Lane depth: 3.5-8.5 feet Length: 25 meters Zero-depth (0-3 ft) pool with interactive fountains and bench seating, in-water wheelchair available for pool access, interactive sand pit, picnic tables


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CAMPS

RA CAMPS

Nature Tots (ages 3-5) Hug-A-Tree (ages 5-7) Sportsters (ages 6-8) Walker’s Rangers (ages 6-8) Camp on Wheels (ages 6-12) Day Camp (ages 7-11) Teen Camp (ages 11-14) Junior Lifeguarding (ages 13-15) Counselor-In-Training (ages 14-16)

CAMP THEMES

INFO

At many RA Camps, there are designated session themes, which promote creativity, imagination and enthusiasm at camp. General descriptions are provided. However, camp themes are interpreted and implemented by the camp staff and campers. Theme-related activities enhance the program’s core activities, and may include special event activities, field trips, counselor-inspired storylines, children’s literature, special snacks, songs, crafts, nature activities, group projects or contests. Not all activities at camp relate to the theme. Schedules and activities are subject to change at the discretion of camp management.

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RA CAMPS… Friendship and Fun for 40 Years! Where real friendships are forged, youthful energy abounds and memories last a lifetime Treat your child to a true camp experience. See why the longest operating camps in Reston are the place to be. Generations of Restonians have grown up through the RA Camps tradition from campers to counselors and directors to managers, even to an CEO. Safety and supervision exceeds the minimum standards for Child Day Centers as required by the Virginia Department of Social Services.

SIGN UP FOR CAMP

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met by Sept. 30, 2014. Maximum age requirements must be met on the first day of the session.

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More Reasons…See Specific Camps for:

55 Swimming in RA’s premier outdoor pools (often including non-public hours and camp pool parties). 55 Travel to fun and interesting places around Reston and special field trips outside of Reston. 55 Door-to-door transportation in air conditioned vans. 55 Environmental education and handson science activities led by professional naturalists, scientists and teachers. 55 Job skills training for teens.

RA member registration begins January 27, 2014 at 8:30 a.m. Non-member registration begins February 3, 2014 at 8:30 a.m.

Age Requirements:

Minimum age requirements must be

55 Best staff-to-camper ratios - at least one counselor for every seven campers. 55 Lots of personal attention from fun and responsible staff. 55 Park locations that are a great break from school. 55 Bonding and lasting friendships made in small peer groups. 55 Creative outlets for camper imaginations and abilities. 55 Variety of activities within and across the camp programs. 55 Daily schedules planned with camper and counselor input.

REGISTRATION DATE

Camper Forms

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WHY

On-line registration is available for RA members and non-members. Go to “Shop RA” at www.reston.org.

Camp Deposit

A $75 non-refundable deposit per camper per session is required for all camps at registration time. Exception: Nature Tots and Walker’s Rangers deposit is $40. Full payment for all sessions and services is required by May 1st. Refunds, minus applicable deposits, may be recovered until June 1st.

TOP REASONS TO CHOOSE RA CAMPS:

Certain forms are required for participation in RA Camps. This is a Virginia Department of Social Services requirement. Campers without all required forms will not be permitted to participate in camp until they are received. All forms are due by June 1st. They can be found on RA’s website at http://bit.ly/fh0PsQ. For an additional fee, van transportation is available within RA boundaries. Pick Up/Drop Off locations must be home, place of employment or day care provider. (See page 77 for details.)

Extended Care

For an additional fee, extended care is provided from 7:30-9 a.m. and 4-5:30 p.m. (See page 77 for details.)


SOMETHING HERE FOR EVERYONE Visit www. reston.org or call 703-435-6530 for more info.

LOOKING FOR A SUMMER JOB?

We’re looking for responsible, creative and enthusiastic people to work at RA Camps. Have fun, make friends, and make a difference in a kid’s life! We need good role models who want experience working with children and the outdoors. Our jobs are great experience for people interested in careers in Education, Parks & Recreation, and Science. • • •

ounselors must be at least 16 years of age. C Senior Counselors must be at least 18 years of age. Also seeking college graduates for Specialist, Asst. Director, Mentor and Director positions.

Visit http://careers.reston.org or call 703-435-6504. Jobs will be posted beginning February 1. Camp positions fill up fast, so submit your application early. Reston Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a drug-free workplace.

RA Camps Scholarship Program

Scholarships are available for Reston youth whose families have a demonstrated financial need. To receive a scholarship application, visit www.reston.org or call the Camp Program Supervisor at 703435-6567. Each year, donations from organizations, businesses and individuals make it possible for economically-disadvantaged children of Reston to attend our valuable camp programs.

Special Thanks to Our 2013 Camp Scholarship Donors! Friends of Reston for Community Projects, Inc. Long & Foster North Hills Long & Foster Reston Branch Chipotle If you would like to make a donation to the 2014 scholarship fund, please contact CampAdmin@reston.org or call 703-435-6567.

THANK YOU

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NATURE TOTS Dates: Monday-Friday Time: 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. 12:45 p.m.-3:45 p.m. Location: Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive Session: 1B, 3A & 3B (AM session) = $85 Session: 1A = $68/session (prorated due to Holiday) Session: 3A & 3B (PM session) = $70/session Session: 1B, 3A & 3B (AM session) = $110 Session: 1A = $88/session (prorated due to Holiday) Session: 3A & 3B (PM Session) = $90/session

THEMES Growing Up

Transportation: Not Available Extended Care: Not Available Ages: 3-5 by Sept. 30, 2014 Campers must be potty trained. Staff Ratio: At least 1 staff member for every 6 campers Campers will… ■■ Discover nature through hands-on activities, special guests and exploratory walks. ■■ Use their five senses to experience music, movement, crafts and special snacks. ■■ Learn social skills through group games and learning centers. ■■ Have fun with puppets, drama and other imaginary play.

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Fairy Tale Adventures

Session 1A: June 30-July 3 No Camp on July 4th. Fairy tales tell all kinds of adventures and stories of animals. Learn how the Ugly Duckling was not a duckling at all and look for ducks swimming in Lake Audubon. Listen to Peter and the Wolf and feel the fur of a wolf’s relative. Hear how the tortoise beat the hare and meet a box turtle. Meet Mother Goose and try to find her on the trails.

RA members and

Non-members.

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Session 1B: July 7-11 You’re getting bigger and so are young animals. Discover how different animals grow and change. Look for tadpoles and frogs living in the stream and pond at the nature center. Hunt for caterpillars and discover what they will look like when they are grown up. Find out what baby animals use instead of a crib. See how you measure up against other young animals.

Time Travelers

Session 3A: July 28-August 1 Use your imagination and step into our time machine to visit lands in the past, present and future. Go back to prehistoric times and visit with dinosaurs big and little. Feel the chill of the Ice Ages and save animals that are trapped in a glacier. Meet Native Americans and hear stories of the animals that used to live in our

forests. Spring into the future and create your own futuristic animal.

Bug Buddies

Session 3B: August 4-8 Insects can be fuzzy, smooth, bumpy or shiny. Follow a trail of ants and see where they go. Search the sides of Nature House to see who is taking a rest. Float like a butterfly and hop like a cricket. Look through special glasses that will help you see like a dragonfly. Catch the buzz during this week of camp!


SOMETHING HERE FOR EVERYONE Visit www. reston.org or call 703-435-6530 for more info.

HUG-A-TREE Dates: June 30-Aug. 22, 4 twoweek sessions, Monday-Friday AM Groups: 9 a.m.-Noon PM Groups: 1-4 p.m. Full-Day Groups: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Location: Brown's Chapel Concession Stand-past the chapel, at the top of the park, 1575 Brown’s Chapel Rd. Half-Day (AM or PM) $170/session; session 1 = $153 (prorated due to Holiday) $195/session; session 1 = $175.50 (prorated due to Holiday) Full-Day $385/session; session 1 = $346.50 (prorated due to Holiday) $435/session; session 1 = $391.50 (prorated due to Holiday)

THEMES No Place Like Home

Session 2: July 14-25 We’re throwing a birthday party for Reston, and you’re invited! Reston is 50 years old now and a mysterious treasure chest has appeared. Follow Toto’s tracks to find the heart, brains, and courage of Reston. Create some fabulous treasures and put on a munchkin show! Have a party at camp!

Camp shirts: $8/shirt, required daily Transportation: Available — See Page 77. Extended Care: Available — See Page 77. Ages: 5-7 by Sept. 30, 2014 Staff Ratio: At least 1 staff member for every 6 campers Campers will… ■■ Participate in games, music, drama, crafts and swimming. ■■ Explore and learn about nature through hands-on activities and experiences. ■■ Expand their creativity and sense of wonder. ■■ Go on field trips within Reston and to selected sites outside of Reston. ■■ Build social skills through small group interactions.

Sports-A-Palooza

Session 1: June 30-July 11 No Camp on July 4th. Show off your athletic skills as we try out a new sport each day. Learn fabulous sports facts. Share your favorite teams. Decide your team colors and make your own team pennant. Practice your swing at tennis and baseball. Learn new soccer skills with the World Cup in action! Come out and play — it’s all fun!

Time in a Bottle

Session 4: August 11-22 Take a trip to the future or the past — imagine how our camp would look then. What would it be like if time went faster or moved in slow motion? Play some games that challenge time, such as relay races and puzzles and create cool bottle art and much more — all in good time!

Eye Spy

Session 3: July 28-August 8 Spies have stolen some top-secret plans from camp and we need your help! Can you look at a part and recognize the whole? Look at the clues, read the riddles, and see if you can spy the answer to where the plans are hidden. Create disguises, invisible ink messages and a new spy code.

Prices are listed for both

RA members and

Non-members.

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SPORTSTERS LIMIT: 2 sessions per camper Dates: 4 two-week sessions, Monday -Friday. Time: 9 a.m.-Noon Location: Lake Anne Park, 11301 North Shore Drive $165/session; session 1 = $148.50 (prorated due to Holiday) $190/session; session 1 = $171 (prorated due to Holiday) Camp shirts: $8/shirt, required daily Transportation: Available — See Page 77. Extended Care: Available — See Page 77. Ages: 6-8 by Sept. 30, 2014 Staff Ratio: At least 1 staff member for every 6 campers Campers will… ■■ Improve coordination and confidence through fun and challenging age-appropriate games with playground balls, parachutes, jump ropes and more! ■■ Improve skills, such as fielding, throwing and dribbling, through participation in nonintimidating drills, relays and instruction. ■■ Enhance their understanding of rules, procedures and strategies associated with a variety of sports and lead-up games such as soccer, basketball, kickball and whiffleball. ■■ Enjoy pool days at nearby RA pools. ■■ Build social skills and team work through small group interactions. ■■ Enjoy daily snack and a final awards ceremony.

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FUN SKILLS Motor Skill Development made FUN builds CONFIDENCE that leads to a lifetime of SUCCESS! Sportsters is located at beautiful Lake Anne Park, featuring a multipurpose court, practice wall, tennis courts, sand volleyball pit, spray fountain, playground and pavilion, just minutes from baseball and soccer fields. Session 1: June 30-July 11 No Camp on July 4th. Session 2: July 14-25 Session 3: July 28 -August 8 Session 4: August 11-22

RA members and

Non-members.

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SOMETHING HERE FOR EVERYONE Visit www. reston.org or call 703-435-6530 for more info.

WALKER’S RANGERS Dates: Monday-Friday Time: 9 a.m.-Noon Location: Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive $85/session $110/session Transportation: Not Available Extended Care: Not Available Ages: 6-9 by Sept. 30, 2014 Staff Ratio: At least 1 staff member for every 6 campers Campers will… ■■ Discover nature through hands-on activities, special guests and exploratory walks. ■■ Participate in science experiments, active games and creative craft making. ■■ Build social skills through small group interactions. ■■ Have a daily snack.

THEMES Nature Center Time Machine

Nature’s Engineers

Session 2A: July 14-18 Since before the greatest human buildings were imagined, animals have been constructing elaborate homes and structures. Discover how beavers use trees to dam streams and build lodges. See how bees and wasps use wax or spit to create nurseries for their young. Learn how birds make nests without any hands. Make replica creations out of various building materials.

Session 2B: July 21-25 Take a jump in time to discover lands of today, tomorrow and yesterday. Feel the mists of the prehistoric forests and excavate dinosaur bones. Visit the sands of the Egyptian desert and meet a mythical sphinx. See the forest through the eyes of Virginia’s Native Americans. Fast forward in time and create your own futuristic animal.

Gloppy and Gooey

Session 4B: August 18-22 Sometimes nature is just plain messy. Find out why salamanders are always slick, and make your own slime. Hunt for tadpoles and frogs in the nature center’s streams and pond. See who likes to live in the mud, and mold your own mud creation. Learn why some animals like to eat “garbage.” Roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty with us.

Nocturnal Nature

Session 4A: August 11-15 When some animals are dropping off to sleep, others are just waking up. Discover how animals can see when it is dark, and how their other senses play an important part in navigating the night. Dissect an owl pellet and see how their feathers help them sneak up on prey. Visit the nature center “after hours” and take a special night hike.

Prices are listed for both

RA members and

Non-members.

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CAMP ON WHEELS Dates: 2 one-week sessions, Monday-Friday Time: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Location: Lake Newport Soccer Field Parking Area $220/session $245/session Transportation: Not Available Extended Care: Not Available Ages: 6-13 by Sept. 30, 2014 Extreme fun for skateboarders and rollerbladers (inline skaters) Brought to you in partnership with American Inline Skating. Campers will… Learn to skate, board or bike in an environment where safety and skills are a top priority. ■■ Increase your skills and confidence with American Inline’s fun, professional staff. ■■ Learn cooperative skills. through group interaction. ■■ Campers provide their own equipment as listed ■■ Campers receive a camp T-shirt and stickers. Note: Instruction in different sports will run simultaneously during each session. Campers will receive instruction in only one sport per session. Indicate your choice of skateboarding, inline skating or biking on your registration form. Campers will be grouped within their specialty during instruction time.

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SPORT OPTIONS Skateboarding

Session 2A: July 14-18 Session 5: August 25-29 Ready, Set, Go. An extreme camp for skateboard riders of all levels. Whether you have never been on a skateboard and want to learn or you are an experienced skateboard rider who wants to improve your skills, this camp is for you. Learn to push, olly, ride ramps, drop in, grind, stall and get air while skating with an America Inline certified coach. Camp is held in the mobile skate park designed for skaters of all levels. Includes a new four-foot quarter pipe, three-foot mini half pipe, bank ramp, fun box, fly box, grind box, launch ramps, grind rails and ledges. Required equipment: Skateboard, helmet, knee and elbow pads and wrist guards. Bring water and snack in labeled cooler.

RA members and

Non-members.

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Inline Skating

Session 2A: July 14-18 Session 5: August 25-29 Skate, turn, stop and go! This exciting skate camp is for beginning through intermediate rollerbladers (inline skaters). Campers learn how to gear up, stand up, avoid falling down, three ways to stop, turn, cross-over, skate backwards, learn cool tricks, play fun skating games and ride over small ramps in a safe and positive environment. Required equipment: Inline skates, helmet, knee and elbow pads, and wrist guards. Bring water and snack in labeled cooler.

Bike Riding

Session 2A: July 14-18 Session 5: August 25-29 Say “good bye” to the training wheels. Learn basic bike riding, steering, shifting, safety and rules of the road and improve skills. This camp provides a hands-on, educational way for children to master the art of bicycle riding. Required equipment: Bike, bike gloves, helmet, water bottle or hydration pack and snack in a labeled cooler.


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DAY CAMP Dates: June 30-Aug. 22, 4 two-week sessions, Monday-Friday Time: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Location: Brown’s Chapel, 1575 Brown’s Chapel Road $390/session; session 1 = $351 (prorated due to Holiday) $440/session; session 1 = $396 (prorated due to Holiday) Camp shirts: Required daily See Page 77. Transportation: Available — See Page 77. Extended Care: Available — See Page 77. Ages: 7-11 by Sept. 30, 2014 Staff Ratio: At least 1 staff member for every 6 campers Campers will… ■■ Participate in hands-on nature activities, sports, games, crafts, music, drama and swimming. ■■ Enjoy pool parties, daytime cookouts, festivals and guest entertainers. ■■ Go on field trips within Reston and to selected sites outside of Reston. ■■ Learn cooperative skills through small group interaction and team building activities.

THEMES Going International

Session 1: June 30-July 11 No Camp on July 4th. Grab your passport and get ready to explore the world! Represent different countries in sports challenges as we follow the exciting soccer World Cup this summer, create different cultural arts and crafts, listen to music from all over the world, and enjoy some great international snacks. Find your binoculars and get ready to learn about plants and animals from all over the globe on nature walks and scavenger hunts!

Birthday Bonanza!

Session 2: July 14-25 We have a lot to celebrate in Reston! Happy 100th birthday to Mr. Bob Simon, 50th birthday to Reston, and 40th birthday to RA Camps! Get ready for a session full of party hats and piñatas as we celebrate all of these exciting birthdays and explore Reston. Test

and expand your knowledge of Reston with trivia, explorations and scavenger hunts all over town, and look for clues to learn more about Reston and its past. Enjoy birthday pool parties with party snacks and lots of games!

Superheroes Unmasked

Session 3: July 28-August 8 Have you ever wondered what it is like to be a superhero and fight crime like Captain America, Superman, or Wonder Woman? Find out at camp this session! We will explore the adventurous day- to-day lives of superheroes — capes and all. Be ready to participate in superhero games and races, create and act out a super hero adventure story, discover your super power, and even design your own superhero costume!

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Our Time Machine

Session 4: August 11-22 Jump into our time machine and see what camp would be like in the days of the cavemen, or when America was young, or maybe what you think it will be like in the future! Tie-dye a T-shirt like the 60s; visit a working farm; achieve your personal best on the field, in the pool or on the court; and show off your imagination on the DC Players Stage.

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TEEN CAMP Dates: June 30-Aug. 22 , 4 twoweek sessions, Monday -Friday Time: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., plus one extended road trip day each session (estimated dismissal time 10 p.m., see session schedule) Location: Glade Room, 11550 Glade Drive, above Glade Pool bathhouse $450/session, session 1 = $405 (prorated due to Holiday) $500/session, session 1 = $450 (prorated due to Holiday) Transportation: Available — See Page 77. Extended Care: Available — See Page 77. Note: On extended road trip days, all parents must pick up campers. No PM Transportation or Extended Care is available on these days. Ages: 11-14 by Sept. 30, 2014 Staff Ratio: At least 1 staff member for every 7 campers Teens will… ■■ Take an extended road trip to a fun destination each session. ■■ Participate in sports & games, arts & crafts, nature exploration, swimming and boating. ■■ Enjoy fun recreational outings. ■■ Go on field trips within Reston and to selected sites outside of Reston. ■■ Develop leadership skills by working with our younger campers. ■■ Develop interpersonal skills through small group interactions and teambuilding challenges.

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THEMES World Beat

Session 1: June 30-July 11 No Camp on July 4th. Around the world in 9 days with the life of different cultures and countries. Create your own street festival with food, music and crafts from around the world. Explore the percussion styles from the Caribbean steel bands to Stomp then create your own band. Celebrate our World Cup style soccer. Enjoy a cool trip to Greenbrier Park and see the Frederick Keys with fireworks after the game!

Reston’s Top 10

Session 2: July 14-25 What did Owl & the Pussycat, Harvest Trading Company, Lake Anne and Mt. Reston Ski Slope all have in common? At one time or another they were all considered Reston’s hippest. What’s chic now? Investigate, discover and create your own list of Reston’s best. You

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tell us…has any of Reston’s “once trendiest” withstood the test of 50 years’ time? Host your own Late Night Show. We will spend a day at Hershey Park.

Teen Trends

Session 3: July 28-August 8 Who’s your favorite actor or actress, musician or sports star? What are the best outdoor games to play? Where’s the coolest place for teens in the Reston area? How can we help the environment? We’ll visit the National Zoo. Explore all of this and take a trip to the Maryland Science Center and Inner Harbor in Baltimore, MD.

Rock On!

Session 4: August 11-22 Rock `n’ Roll lives at the Glade Room! Design your own concert shirt and share your favorite rock music. Enjoy the sounds from the 60’s to the new millennium. Put on your own rock show. Explore

the world of rocks at the Natural History Museum in Washington D.C. We will tour a rock quarry with the Luck Stone Company, spend a day at Harper’s Ferry National Historic Park, WV and splash around at the always cool Massanutten Water Park.


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JUNIOR

LIFEGUARDING Date: July 14-25, Monday-Friday Time: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Location: RA Headquarters and Golf Course Island Pool $250/session $300/session Age: 13-15 by Sept. 30, 2014 Staff Ratio: At least 1 staff member for every 5 campers Dive into summer by gaining the knowledge, attitudes and skills required for future lifeguards! Brought to you in partnership with RA Aquatics.

DIVE IN SCUBA SEAL TEAM SCUBA Seal Team for children ages 8-12. Seal Team participants will learn the fundamentals of SCUBA diving through a blend of science and sport in this one-week camp that fosters skills for a lifetime of underwater adventures. See details in the Aquatics section on page 58.

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To Register: Contact Master Scuba Diving Trainer, Frank Wilson, at 571-437-5189 or e-mail: Frank@Deep-BlueScuba.com to request a registration packet. Visit www.Deep-Blue-Scuba. com for more info.

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COUNSELORIN-TRAINING Dates: 4 two-week sessions, Monday-Friday Time: 8:45 a.m.-4 p.m. Location: In the mornings, CITs report to an assigned camp program (Nature Tots, Walker’s Rangers, Hug-ATree, Sportsters, Day Camp or Science Camp). In the afternoon, CITs participate in skill building and recreational activities, then depart from Brown’s Chapel, 1575 Brown’s Chapel Road. $250/session; session 1 = $225 (pro-rated due to Holiday) $300/session; session 1 = $270 (pro-rated due to Holiday) Transportation: Available — See page 77. Camp Shirts: $10/shirt, required daily. CITs who attend a special June orientation will receive one FREE shirt. Ages: 14-16 by Sept. 30, 2014 Staff Ratio: At least 1 staff member for every 7 CITs CITs will… ■■ Learn how to be dynamite counselors. ■■ Share, teach and interact with our campers. ■■ Train side-by-side with a fun and caring staff. ■■ Develop leadership and communication skills. ■■ Go on field trips and recreational outings. ■■ Explore the natural world and learn how to share it with others. ■■ Gain experience for job and college applications. ■■ Join the excitement of our camps from a new and challenging perspective.

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MAKE FRIENDS Session 1: June 30-July 11 No Camp July 4th. Session 2: July 14-25 Session 3: July 28-August 8 Session 4: August 11-22 CITs are selected based on an application and interview process. See www.reston.org or call 703435-6551 for an application. No on-line registration. Limited space is available, so apply early! Note to our applicants: The CIT program is fun but also goal oriented. The ultimate goal of the program is to prepare you to be counselors. You will have the opportunity to learn skills that will not only help you in camp situations but also in life. You will have the opportunity to observe many counselors at work and get hands on experience at the different camps.

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on many responsibilities and mostly you will be interacting directly with the campers. You get out of this program what you put into it. If you are motivated and enthusiastic as a CIT, you will have a rewarding experience and also be prepared to shoulder the responsibility of being a counselor. Enjoy!


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RA Member Registration begins 8:30 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 27, 2014. Non-resident Registration begins 8:30 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 3, 2014.

Register online at www.reston.org. Save time and get immediate enrollment confirmation. If you prefer not to register online, you may request a registration form and mail or bring in your forms to Reston Association. No faxed registrations are accepted. A 24-hour drop box is located in front of the building on the side facing Sunrise Valley Drive. When mailing, use the following address: ATTN: Camps Reston Association 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive Reston, VA 20191 An electronic version of the registration form is located on our web page at www.reston.org.

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Waiting List

If your camper’s first choice is full, please put them on the waitlist. This is the only way we know if you are interested. To do so, click the waitlist option. We will call you if a slot becomes available in your first choice.

aximum staff-to-camper M ratio is one to seven. If your camper wants to be placed with a friend, please submit a Special Placement Form, due by June 1st. This form is available on the camp forms page of the website.

Camper Forms

Certain forms are required for participation in RA Camps. This is a Virginia Department of Social Services requirement. Campers without all required forms will not be permitted to participate in camp until the forms are received. All forms are due by June 1st. They can be found on RA’s website at http://bit.ly/fh0PsQ

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In addition to your receipt, all registrants will receive a confirmation letter by e-mail within two weeks of their registration. You then must go to the RA website at http://bit.ly/fh0PsQ to download the camper forms, which must be completed and returned by June 1st. These forms include a physical and proof of identification. Camp forms are also available by contacting the camp office at 703435-6551.

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$75 non-refundable A deposit per camper per session is required for all camps at registration time. Exception: Nature Tots and Walker’s Rangers deposit is $40. Deposits may be transferred as a deposit to another RA Camps session within the same camp season. They may not be used toward a camp balance. Deposits are credited toward the total cost of the program. Full payment for all sessions and services is required by May 1st. Refunds, minus applicable deposits, may be recovered until June 1st. See Camp Handbook, also available online, for complete refund policies and procedures. Transportation and Extended Care fees are refundable and transferable until two weeks before the start of the applicable session. $35 per returned check or rejected electronic debit, plus the amount of the bank charge, if any.

Transportation

AM: $45/Session 1-4 PM: $45/Session 1-4 ƒƒ Van transportation is available within RA boundaries only. ƒƒ Transportation is available for all camps with the following exceptions: No transportation for Nature Tots, Walker’s Rangers, Camp On Wheels, and Junior Lifeguarding. One-way only transportation is available for Sportsters (to camp) and AM Hug-A-Tree (to camp) and PM Hug-A-Tree (home from camp). ƒƒ Transportation is not available between home and Extended Care. ƒƒ Campers may be picked up and dropped off at two different locations. Locations must remain the same throughout the session. ƒƒ Pick Up/Drop Off locations must be a home, place of employment or daycare provider.

Extended Care

AM: $50/Session(7:30-9 a.m.) AM Extended Care is available for all camps, except Nature Tots, Walker’s Rangers, afternoon HugA-Tree, Camp On Wheels and Junior Lifeguarding. PM: $50/Session(4-5:30 p.m.) PM Extended Care is available for all camps except Nature Tots, Walker’s Rangers, morning Hug-ATree, Camp On Wheels, Sportsters and Junior Lifeguarding.

Extended Care by 8:15 a.m., and pick them up no earlier than 4:15 p.m. These recommended times are subject to change. Extended Care activities are less structured and more independent than regular camp activities. They may include cards, board games, crafts, reading, videos, etc. A snack and drink will be served.

Camp Shirts

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

CAMP CALENDAR

Jan. 27 RA member registration begins. Feb. 3 Non-resident registration begins. May 1 Camp balances are due. June 1 Camper forms are due. Last day for refunds. Session 1: June 30-July 11 (No Camp July 4th) Session 1A: June 30-July 3 Session 1B: July 7-11 Session 2: July 14-25 Session 2A: July 14-18 Session 2B: July 21-25 Session 3: July 28-August 8 Session 3A: July 28-August 1 Session 3B: August 4-8 Session 4: August 11-22 Session 4A: August 11-15 Session 4B: August 18-22 Session 5: June 25-29

Extended Care is provided at our Brown’s Chapel facility. As part of the service, RA will transport campers to their appropriate camps in the mornings and get them from camp to Extended Care in the afternoons as needed. These campers will ride the same vans that provide AM and PM transportation from and to private residences and workplaces within RA boundaries. If your child attends Science Camp or Teen Camp, please drop them off at WWW.RESTON.ORG | SPRING 2014

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Walker Nature Center

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

BEAUTIFUL 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.

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NATURE HOUSE HOURS

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

MONDAY, WEDNESDAY – FRIDAY TUESDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY

9 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 1-4 p.m.

Check holiday schedule for additional closings.

Join the Walker Nature Center’s electronic mailing list. Receive the quarterly newsletter, Branching Out, as well as announcements of upcoming special events. To subscribe, e-mail naturecenter@reston.org. You can also e-mail nature questions to this address.

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FREE ALL AGES WELCOME

Rain or Shine

Spring Festival Saturday, May 3, 1-5 p.m. Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive

Entertainment Live Animals Fishing Activities Craft Making for Kids Displays & Information from Environmental Groups Canoe and Kayak Rentals on Lake Audubon ($3) Entertainment Sponsor: Reston Community Center

Celebrate the second annual Garlic Mustard Challenge in Reston. Learn all about this invasive plant, including a drop-off station for bags of pulled garlic mustard. Volunteers needed. Contact habrock@reston.org or call 703-435-7986. See www.reston.org for more event updates.

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Reston’s Arbor Day MONDAY, APRIL 7 9:30 A.M. – NOON

ALL AGES

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

Creatures of the Chesapeake Bay

Skull Lab

Reston is in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Join a marine biologist from Under the Sea to meet and touch live creatures native to the bay such as a horseshoe crab, a flounder and an American eel. Learn about bay ecology and how the way we treat water at home affects the water quality and wildlife found in the bay. Under the Sea specializes in lively, entertaining programs and has presented at the Smithsonian Discovery Theater and the National Theater. Date: Sunday, January 26 Time: 1:30-2:30 p.m. or 3-4 p.m. Location: Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive Reserve by: January 22 $8/person $12/person

Groundhog Day

Find out if the groundhog saw his shadow today and what it might mean for the winter days ahead. Test your groundhog knowledge and hear legends of these curious critters. Step into our colored shadow room and discover how to use your shadow to tell time. Date: Sunday, February 2 Time: 2-3 p.m. Location: Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive Reserve by: January 30 $5/person $7/person

Have you ever found a skull and wanted to know what animal it was? Join us in the "Skull Lab" to learn what teeth can tell us about an animal’s diet. Discover how eye position reveals if an animal is predator or prey. Learn to use simple dichotomous keys with sample skulls to discover their identities. Date: Saturday, February 22 Time: 11 a.m.-Noon Location: Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive Reserve by: February 19 $5/person $7/person

Nature Game Night

Bring the whole family for a game night with a nature spin. Play Forest Bingo, Nature Pictionary and Animal Charades. Make your own mancala game. Have popcorn and homemade snack mix while enjoying an evening full of fun and games. Date: Friday, March 7 Time: 7-8:30 p.m. Location: Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive Reserve by: March 4 $6/person $8/person

Slipping into Spring

Don't let spring slip by unnoticed. Walk the trails to look for hawks making their nests, search vernal pools for salamander or frog activity and see if you can recognize the call of the spring peepers or wood frogs. Early spring is an exciting time to test your nature observation skills. Date: Sunday, March 16 Time: 2-3 p.m. Location: Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive Reserve by: March 13 $5/person $7/person

Amphibian Idol

Frogs and toads sing in the spring hoping to attract mates, providing us with a memorable outdoor experience. Learn which songs belong to which amphibians, and explore Sunrise Valley Wetlands to see who is calling. Date: Thursday, April 24 Time: 7-8 p.m. Location: Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive Reserve by: April 21 $5/person $7/person

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Calling volunteers of all ages! Reston is a Tree City USA as certified by the National Arbor Day Foundation. Join us as we: ■■ Help plant 50 trees for Reston's 50th anniversary. ■■ Learn about Reston’s trees and shrubs, including proper planting and care. ■■ Show our appreciation for trees. Volunteers will be treated to a pizza lunch. Contact Ha Brock at ha@ reston.org or 703-4357986 to sign up. Perfect for gardeners, seniors, scout groups and students.


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Attention Scout Leaders

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.

The Walker Nature Center can help your organization earn patches & badges.

Choose from the following themes: Nature Detectives Nature Crafts

Lead a fun and educational program in an achievement area such as:

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 gets a Myrtle the Turtle key chain.

Ages 3-12 Learn new skills and nature facts as you make a variety of crafts to take home. Younger crafters will make bug boxes, rock insects and wildlife masks or puppets. Older crafters will try their hands at leather craft, building a bird feeder and making beaded accessories.

Campfire Fun

Ages 7-12 Parties are held at the campfire ring off of Soapstone Drive. Program includes nature jokes, stories, songs, and games around the campfire. S’mores provided. Favors include a glow stick and red hot candies. The birthday child gets a nature center flashlight.

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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), RA Members $7 per participant (min. charge $70), Non-members Lead a Campfire Fun or Campfire Cookery program. $6 per participant (min. charge $60), RA Members $8 per participant (min. charge $80), Non-members Campfire Ring Rental: $15/hr. for RA Members, $20/hr. for Non-members

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

Lead a Community Service Project with your group. FREE. Activity kits are also available on loan for Birds, Trees and Watershed requirements.

Call 703-476-9689 and press 3 or e-mail naturecenter@reston.org for details and reservations. Prices subject to change.

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PRESCHOOL HAPPENINGS

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

3 to 5 years. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Captivating Colors

On a gray winter day, explore the bright colors in nature. Discover the brilliant hues of animals in love, bright flowers attracting insects, and bold colors warning you not to touch. Play a game to find different colors, and take home a colorful craft. Date: Monday, February 3 or Tuesday, February 4 Time: 10-11 a.m. Location: Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive Reserve by: January 29 $7/child $9/child

Nature's Music

From the gentle hush of leaves in the wind to the beautiful songs of birds, nature is filled with music. Play a sound guessing game and make your own musical instrument. Take a walk through the woods and discover a symphony of nature sounds. Date: Monday, March 3 or Tuesday, March 4 Time: 10-11 a.m. Location: Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive Reserve by: February 27 $7/child $9/child

Earth Day Explorers

Celebrate Earth Day at Walker Nature Center. Enjoy games and activities that teach us new ways to take care of the earth and the creatures that call it home. Make a recycled craft to take home. Date: Monday, April 21 or Tuesday, April 22 Time: 10-11 a.m. Location: Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive Reserve by: April 16 $7/child $9/child

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Flying Squirrels

Flying squirrels are rarely seen because they are nocturnal. Learn more about these fuzzy gliders, including what they eat, who eats them, and where they live. Make a flying squirrel craft that glides just like they do. Date: Thursday, February 20 Time: 10-11 a.m. or 1:30-2:30 p.m. Location: Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive Reserve by: February 17 $7/child $9/child

It’s Reston’s 50th birthday weekend. Learn how the nature center helps to make our community special. Go on a hike. Make a tree craft and decorate a cupcake in honor of the day. Date: Sunday, April 13 Time: 2-3 p.m. Location: Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive Reserve by: April 10 $7/child $9/child

Return of the Reptiles

Spring is here! Discover Reston’s coldblooded reptiles as they are emerging from their winter sleep. Meet and learn about the nature center’s live reptile friends. Make a reptile craft to take home. Date: Thursday, March 20 Time: 10-11 a.m. or 1:30-2:30 p.m. Location: Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive Reserve by: March 17 $7/child $9/child

Paper Making

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 e-mail naturecenter@reston.org.

Since ancient Egyptian times, people have been making paper for both artistic and practical purposes. Discover how to make your own paper using a variety of materials and learn how to use it in future craft projects. This is a perfect way to enjoy your day off from school. Date: Thursday, January 30 Time: 10:30-11:30 a.m. Location: Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive Reserve by: January 28 $7/child $9/child

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TO BENEFIT NATURE HOUSE

SATURDAY, APRIL 12, 8 AM

WALKER NATURE CENTER, 11450 GLADE DRIVE Adult Fee: $25 (prior to April 1), $30 regular Children’s Fee: $15 (prior to April 1), $20 regular Register at www.active.com or in person starting at 7 a.m. on race day. Get into nature on one of the most scenic courses in the area. There will be lots of prizes, music and refreshments following the race. LEED Gold certified by the U.S. Green Building Council, Nature House is the home of environmental education in Reston. Funds raised will support new green building enhancements, and educational displays and exhibits. Funds go to Friends of Reston, the 501(c)(3) organization, which led the capital campaign to create Nature House, now in its fourth year of operation. Donations above and beyond the race entry fees are tax deductible. Volunteers needed. Contact habrock@reston.org or call 703-435-7986.

CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS

Ages 5 to 12

Parents' Night Out

Parents, this Valentine’s Day enjoy the evening out while your children have a fun-filled night at the nature center. Kids — Play nature games and go on a night hike (weather permitting). Make a Valentine’s Day gift for the birds. Finish the night with a movie and popcorn. Drop off begins at 6:45 p.m. Date: Friday, February 14 Time: 7-9:30 p.m. Location: Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive Reserve by: February 11 $15/child $20/child

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ADULT PROGRAMS

Worm Composting

Ever thought about composting but just don't have the space? A worm composting bin could be the solution. Worm composting is a type of vermiculture that is a natural method of recycling food waste. It’s so simple and odor free that it can be done virtually anywhere: home kitchens, schools or offices. Come see an established bin and make one to take home. Learn how to turn your kitchen scraps into rich organic soil and compost tea. Cosponsored by Reston Community Center and Sustainable Reston. Date: Sunday, April 27 Time: 2-3:30 p.m. Location: Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive Reserve by: April 24 $35/Bin RA or RCC members $40/Bin Non-members

16 years to adult

BIRD WALKS

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Date: Sunday, February 9 Time: 8-11 a.m. Location: Lake Newport. Park near the tennis courts, 11452 Baron Cameron Avenue. Leaders: Jay and Carol Hadlock Start at Lake Newport and then caravan to the other Reston lakes.

RA members and

Have the perfect window sill or patio to enjoy a container garden? Learn what flowers and herbs grow best in containers and how to arrange them creatively. Listen to a presentation, then plant a small container garden to take home. Contact Ashleigh@reston. org or call 703-435-6530 for reservations. Date: Friday, April 25 Time: 1-2:30 p.m. Location: Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive Reserve by: April 22 $10/person $14/person FREE

Nature Walk: Sunrise Valley Wetland

Sunrise Valley Wetlands is an aquatic jewel on the border of Reston and Herndon. This natural area is home to birds of prey, waterfowl, aquatic reptiles and amphibians, and a dazzling array of insects including butterflies, damselflies and dragonflies. Enjoy a leisurely stroll along the boardwalk and get an up-close look at the amazing diversity of life. Co-sponsored by Reston Historic Trust. Date: Saturday, March 22 Time: 1-3 p.m. Location: Sunrise Valley Wetlands, 12700 Sunrise Valley Drive. Park on the left (west) side of the office building. Reserve by: March 19

Rain Barrel Workshop

Make your own 52 gallon rain barrel from a recycled pickle barrel. Rain barrels collect water from the roof and store it for use later. If you already have a rain barrel, volunteer your time to help others master the drill or place the screen on their barrels. To register, visit http://www. arlingtonenvironment.org/barrel. php. To volunteer, contact Ha Brock at 703-435-7986 or email habrock@reston.org. Date: Saturday, May 17 Time: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Location: Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive Reserve by: May 13 $55 per barrel (Limit 2 per household.) RA Members and Non-members FREE

Nature Walk: Twin Branches Natural Area

Date: Saturday, May 17 Time: 2:30-4 p.m. Location: Park at the intersection of Glade Drive and Twin Branches Road. Reserve by: May 14 Hike along the renovated Twin Branches Nature Trail to experience its diverse habitats. Look for Mountain Laurel and listen for songbirds (and maybe a Barred Owl) under the shady canopy of the forest. Co-sponsored by Reston Historic Trust.

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 e-mail naturecenter@reston.org.

16 years to adult. Free. No reservations required.

Beginning and expert birders are invited to search for birds in some of Reston’s most beautiful natural areas. We will visit a variety of sites. These walks are jointly sponsored by the Audubon Society of Northern Virginia and The Bird Feeder store.

Senior Container Gardening

Walker Nature Center and Lower Snakeden Stream Valley

Date: Sunday, March 16 Time: 7:30-10:30 a.m. Location: Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive Leader: Bill King

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Sunrise Valley Wetlands and Polo Fields

Date: Sunday, April 6 Time: 7:30-10:30 a.m. Location: Sunrise Valley Wetlands, 12700 Sunrise Valley Drive Drive. Park on the left (west) side of the office building. Leader: Bill King

Upper Snakeden Stream Valley

Date: Sunday, April 27 Time: 7:30-10:30 a.m. Location: Upper Snakeden Stream Valley. Meet in front of the Reston Community Center, 2310 Colts Neck Road. Leader: Matt Bender


SOMETHING HERE FOR EVERYONE Visit www. reston.org or call 703-435-6530 for more info.

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

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

Nature House Multipurpose Room

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

Nature Center Pavilion

576 square foot pavilion with picnic tables and bench seating in a beautiful woodland setting. Parking and restroom access. RA Member fee $25/hr. Non-member fee $35/hr. For profit/corporate fee $55/hr.

Campfire Ring

Campfire pit with bench seating, small pavilion and picnic tables. Roadside parking. No restroom. Renters must supply their own wood and water to extinguish the fire. RA Member fee $15/hr. Non-member fee $20/hr. For profit/corporate fee $25/hr. Prices are listed for both For details and reservations, call 703-476-9689 and press 3 or e-mail naturecenter@reston.org.

RA members and

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Kids'Trout Fishing Day

AGES 2-12

Let’s Go Fishing March 22, 8 a.m.-Noon.

Location: Snakeden Branch Stream between Soapstone Drive and Lake Audubon. Registration is near the 7-11 at Soapstone Dr. Please park along Soapstone Drive, Glade Drive and in the Glade Pool parking lot. Snakeden Branch will be well stocked with hundreds of trout. All necessary equipment will be provided to make your day a success. Plus, Trout Unlimited members will help clean the fish you catch. Registration is required. Volunteers will be on hand to teach you how to bait, cast, hook and cook your freshly caught dinner. Please wear shoes that can get wet and muddy. No sandals. All kids must be accompanied by an adult. Teens and adults ages 16 & up who are helping must have a Virginia State Fishing License (Freshwater only), available online at www.dgif.state.va.us. Adults are not permitted to fish during kids’ fishing time.

8 Prohibited Plants in Reston Invasive plants are non-native to our region. They spread quickly and outcompete our native vegetation. Often, invasive plants get their start in yards and gardens where they can become a serious problem for the property owner and adversely affect neighboring private property as well as RA natural areas. The proliferation of these plants decreases plant diversity and harms the wildlife that depend on native plants for food and shelter. Many invasives overtake native shrubs and trees that are a signature of the Reston community. Efforts to control these species on RA property are ongoing and costly. We are grateful for the many volunteers who have worked diligently to remove invasive plants and educate our members about their harmful effects. By resolution of Reston Association's Board of Directors, the Use and Maintenance Standards for all properties that fall under the Reston deed were amended in May of 2008 to include 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 e-mail at habrock@reston.org. Please direct questions to our environmental resource staff at 703-437-7658. Thank you for your cooperation in not planting any of these species in Reston.

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

Brush Chipping

Dispose of Brush Free 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. Reston Kids’ Trout Fishing Day is made possible by a partnership with Wetland Studies and Solutions, Inc., Northern Virginia Trout Unlimited, Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, and Reston Association. Volunteers are needed to help kids learn how to fish. To reserve a fishing rod for your child or to volunteer, contact Ha Brock at 703-435-7986 or habrock@reston.org by March 17.

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PLEASE: Brush only (Branches should be less than 4 inches in diameter.) No grass clippings, dirt, trash, paper, vines, thorns or other debris. Brush may be dropped off at any time during the days listed. No contractors.

Lake Audubon Pool 2070 Twin Branches Road Central Services Facility (CSF) 12250 Sunset Hills Road

Chipping Dates & Sites Jan. 18-19 Lake Audubon Pool Feb. 15-16 CSF March 15-16 Lake Audubon Pool April 19-20 CSF May 17-18 Lake Audubon Pool


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Environmental Volunteers

FRIENDS OF RESTON

Details in the Get Involved Section

ADOPT-A-BENCH PROGRAM

NEEDED

Reston’s Arbor Day Dig in to plant 50 trees for Reston's 50th anniversary on April 7, see page 80. Spring Festival Help out at this annual nature center event on May 3, see page 107.

Adopt-A-Bench is a program of Friends of Reston which seeks to increase seating along Reston’s pathways and at recreational areas. Donations are appreciated in any amount and are taxdeductible. Sponsor a bench in someone’s honor for the donation amounts below.

Garlic Mustard Challenge Help pull this invasive plant from our woodlands, see page 108. Habitat Heroes Help protect the trees and other native plants in our natural areas, see page 108. Storm Drain Marking Help mark storm drains that flow to local streams and the Chesapeake Bay, see page 110. Stream Monitors Help monitor local stream health by inventorying macroinvertebrates, see page 110. Potomac River Watershed Cleanup Join thousands of volunteers in a multi-state effort cleanup, see page 111.

Tennis Benches

Select the court location (based on availability on a first-come, first-served basis). Cost includes an engraved plaque, if desired. For more details about tennis benches, contact tennis@ reston.org or call 703-435-6534. Donation Amount: $235

Pathway/Recreation Facility Benches

Locations based upon need and your preference. Benches are made of recycled plastic with heavy duty steel supports. Cost includes an engraved plaque, if desired. For more information Donation Amount: $850 about pathway/recreation facility benches, contact CSFstaff@reston.org or call 703-437-7658. Please make checks payable to the “Friends of Reston” and write “Adopt-A-Bench” in the memo section. Mail to: Friends of Reston, 11450 Glade Drive, Reston VA 20191.

ADOPT A RECYCLING BIN

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

Donation Amount: $475

Help Reston increase recycling in the community. Attractive recycling bins are needed at Reston’s tennis courts. Select the court of your choice. Reston Association will manage the recyclables. The bins are made of 100% recycled plastic lumber, fastened to a sturdy, recycled, cast-aluminum frame. The cost includes an engraved plaque, if desired.

Make checks payable to “Friends of Reston” and write “Adopt-ARecycling Bin” in the memo section. Mail to: Friends of Reston, 11450 Glade Drive, Reston VA 20191. For more information, contact CSFstaff@reston.org or call 703-437-7658.

All proceeds from the book sales support the nature center.

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CHILDREN’S EVENTS

Ages: 3-5 years (Children must be accompanied by an adult)

It’s a Pirate Parrrrty

Join us for a Pirate Parrrrty! The Pirate Adventure will transform your child into a pirate, complete with dress-up. Enjoy games, crafts & fun activities. Registration required. Payment due at the event. Date: Tuesday, March 4 TIme: 11 a.m.-Noon Loaction: Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive $4 $6

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

CHILDREN’S EVENTS

Ages: 5-12 years (Children must be accompanied by an adult) FREE

Bicycle Safety Rodeo

Join the Reston Association, Pedestrian and Bicycle Advisory Committee, and The Reston Bicycle Club for our Annual Bicycle Safety Rodeo. Children will complete eight safety stations and earn their bicyclist’s license. Children must bring their own bicycles and helmets. No registration required. This event is cancelled in the event of rain. Date: Saturday, May 10 Time: Ongoing from 1-4 p.m. (stop by anytime. Course takes 20 minutes to complete.) Location: Lake Newport Pool Facility, 11601 Lake Newport Road

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SOMETHING HERE FOR EVERYONE Visit www. reston.org or call 703-435-6530 for more info.

NEWCOMERS’ NIGHT

March 13, 2014 • 6:30-9 p.m. Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive

A one-stop shopping event for new or not so new members, volunteers and newcomers.

Come learn more about Reston Association (RA) and the many services, amenities and programs it provides for you. Meet other organizations, RA board members and staff. Find out how you can get involved in Reston. This is a free event. Light refreshments will be available and door prizes will be awarded. RSVP to Ashleigh@reston.org or call 703-435-6577.

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Thursday, March 13, 6:30 - 9 p.m. Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive A one-stop shopping event for new or not so new members, volunteers and newcomers. Come learn more about Reston Association (RA) and the many services, amenities and programs it provides for you. Meet other organizations, RA board members and staff. Find out how you can get involved in Reston. Light refreshments will be available and door prizes will be awarded. Please RSVP to Ashleigh@reston.org or call 703-435-6577.

To register for events, contact Ashleigh@reston.org or call 703-435-6577. Prices are listed for both

RA members and

Non-members.

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ALL AGES

RESTON PRESENTS Reston Presents is a bi-monthly lecture and presentation series that highlights the multifaceted talents of local residents. Topics include anything from cooking demonstrations to stories from war veterans and book signings with local authors. Reston Presents… is sponsored by the Reston Association and the Reston Community Center.

Ages: 12 and older. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Jigsaw Puzzle Contest

Do you like to put together jigsaw puzzles? Join us as an individual, a couple or a family 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 refreshments and conversation while doing one of Americas favorite pasttimes. Lunch will be provided. Registration required. Date: Saturday, March 1 Time: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Location: Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive $9 $13

ALL AGES

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

FREE

Reston Presents… Elder Law

Join Peggy O’Reilly, Certified Elder Law Attorney, as she describes the growing field of Elder Law, including areas such as housing, home care, long-term care, decision making, estate planning, Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. Look at sample case studies to learn the options available to resolve a variety of issues. This program is for educational purposes only; there will be no solicitation or obligations of attendees. Registration requested. Date: Monday, Feb. 10 Time: 7-9 p.m. Location: Reston Community Center at Lake Anne Plaza, 1609 Washington Plaza

Reston Presents… Learning the Basics for Healthy, Affordable and Quick Meals

ADULTS

Ages: 30 and older

Lost Creek Vineyard & Winery for Singles

FREE

Join Tall Oaks Assisted Living's chef, Robert McKeon, a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America at Hyde Park. See him showcase how to make healthy, affordable, fast meals for one or two. This program is for educational purposes only; there will be no solicitation or obligations of attendees. Registration requested. Date: Monday, April 14 Time: 7-9 p.m. Location: Reston Community Center at Lake Anne, 1609 Washington Plaza

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Are you single and looking to meet some new people? Join us for a chartered bus trip to Lost Creek Vineyard & Winery in Leesburg. Explore one of the many beauties of Virginia Wine Country. Their Tuscan-style winery has a large tasting room with ample seating to include an outdoor pavilion. Spend some time in their beautiful, inviting tasting room or just relax on their Fountain patio with a glass of wine. Pack a picnic lunch and don’t forget your camera. Registration form can be found on our website at www.reston.org. Date: Saturday, April 26 Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Bus pick up: Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive $31 $37

RA members and

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Registration for vendor space opens March 1st. Ninety-five families will be selling a variety of items, so this event is a great opportunity to find things for a new home or a college dorm. Sign up to have a booth or stop by to browse for great bargains. Booth space = two parking spaces. Tables are not provided. Space is limited. Vendors must pre-register with payment to secure space. All sales are final. No refunds unless cancelled due to rain. Contact Ashleigh@reston.org or call 703-435-6577 for more information.

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All sales are final. No refunds unless cancelled due to rain. For office use only: Code: SE-YARD SALE To register for events, contact Ashleigh@reston.org or call 703-435-6577. Prices are listed for both

RA members and

Non-members.

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SENIORS ADVISORY COMMITTEE

SENIOR EVENTS

Ages 55 years and older FREE

Senior Movie Day

The Reston Association, in cooperation with Reston Town Center Bow-Tie Cinemas, presents, "Meet Me at the Movies." Join us on the fourth Wednesday of each month. Refreshments are provided and door prizes are distributed prior to the movie. Movie titles are posted at www.reston.org. Movies follow Fairfax County Public Schools for winter weather cancellations. Dates: Wednesdays; Jan. 22, Featuring, ‘The Impossible’ Feb. 26, Featuring, ‘The Butler’ March 26, TBD April 23, TBD Showtime: Doors open at 9:15 a.m., Showtime is at 10 a.m. Location: Reston Town Center Bow Tie Cinemas FREE

Senior Social: Hippifest

It's the 50th anniversary of the lava lamp, so dig out your tie dye, daisies, and peace signs. Spend the afternoon with friends while you plan your social calendar with senior adult trips, classes, and events. This event is co-sponsored by Reston Community Center and Reston Association. Registration required. Date: Thursday, Jan. 23 Time: 1:30-3 p.m. Location: Reston Community Center at Hunters Woods, 2310 Colts Neck Road

CPR Overview Class for Seniors

Consider taking advantage of the newly revised training programs and materials now being implemented by the American Red Cross for CPR emergencies. It could save the life of your spouse, your best friend or your neighbor. Registration required. Date: Wednesday, Feb. 5 Time: 1-3 p.m. Location: Tall Oaks Assisted Living Facility, 12055 North Shore Drive $10 $14

Write your Memories into Memoirs

Whether you are just beginning or already writing your memoirs, this ten-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. Date: Thursdays, Feb. 20-April 24 Time: 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Location: Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive $40 $50

FREE

Senior Social: St. Patrick’s Day Style

It's never too early to celebrate the luck o' the Irish. The quarterly Reston Community Center and Reston Association social event is celebrating St. Patrick's Day. Spend the afternoon with friends while enjoying traditional Irish fare and beautiful Irish music and entertainment. Plan your social calendar while you learn about upcoming 55+ trips, classes, and events. Registration required. Date: Thursday, March 13 Time: Noon-2:30 p.m. Location: Reston Community Center at Hunters Woods, 2310 Colts Neck Road

Jigsaw Puzzle Event

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 pasttimes. Lunch will be provided. Registration required. Date: Tuesday, March 25 Time: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Location: Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive $9 $13

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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. 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 Seniors Advisory Committee first-hand.

JOIN US Second Tuesday of each month from 2-3:30 p.m. Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive

RA members and

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SENIOR EVENTS

Ages 55 years and older

FREE

Antiques & Jewelry Road Show

Bring your jewelry, silver, coins, furniture, paintings, documents, or other heirlooms to discover their age and value. Certified appraisers with Peenstra Antiques and gemologists from NovaGold will provide free appraisals, consultations and advice on your prized possessions. You are welcome to bring one item. You do not need to bring an item to attend. Registration required as space is limited. Date: Thursday, April 10 Time: 10:30 a.m.-Noon Location: Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive

Container Planting

Have the perfect window sill or patio to enjoy a container garden? Learn what flowers and herbs grow best in containers and how to arrange them creatively. Listen to a presentation, then plant a small container garden to take home. Registration required. Date: Friday, April 25 Time: 1-2:30 p.m. Location: Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive $10 $14

Never Too Late to Try Something New

Every year since 1963, May has been the month to appreciate and celebrate the vitality and aspirations of older adults and their contributions to our communities. Older Americans are productive, active, and influential members of society, sharing essential talents, wisdom and life experience with their families, friends, and neighbors. Don’t miss this annual celebratory event that features speakers, exhibitors, door prizes, and light fare. Reston Hospital Center will also offer several health screenings. This event is co-produced by Reston Community Center, Reston Association, and Reston Hospital Center. Registration required. Date: Tuesday, May 20 Time: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Location: Reston Community Center at Hunters Woods, 2310 Colts Neck Road $5 $10

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

Trip to the National Arboretum

Trip to Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races

Join us for an evening at the race track to enjoy live thoroughbred horse racing, play the new table games, including blackjack and poker, or just come to enjoy a nice dinner overlooking the horses. Participants will receive a yet to be determined amount of free play. Registration required. Registration form can be found on our website at www.reston.org. Date: Thursday, March 27 Time: 3:30-11:30 p.m. Bus pick-up times & locations: 3:30 p.m. Hunters Woods Shopping Center (Ledo’s Pizza) 3:45 p.m. Thoreau Place, 1951 Sagewood Lane 4:00 p.m. Lake Anne Plaza parking lot $33 $39

Enjoy the beauty of spring flowers at the National Arboretum. We’ll begin with a two-hour guided tour around the gardens by bus with stops at the Asian Garden, Azalea Grove and other gardens with beautiful spring flowers. Enjoy the roses, iris, magnolias and rhododendrons. Pack your lunch and enjoy the fresh air at the picnic tables in the National Grove or State Trees. After lunch, we’ll visit the National Bonsai and Penjing Museum, the National Herb Garden, and the gift shop. Registration required. Registration form can be found on our website at www.reston.org. Date: Wednesday, April 9 Time: 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Bus pick-up times & locations: 8:30 a.m. Hunters Woods Shopping Center (Ledo’s Pizza) 8:45 a.m. Thoreau Place, 1951 Sagewood Lane 9:00 a.m. Lake Anne Plaza parking lot $23 $28

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RA members and

Non-members.

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SERVE IT UP

RA offers spring, summer and fall tournaments ranging from USTA-sanctioned to friendly local round robins. The tennis program also features men’s, women’s and junior leagues, as well as adult and junior individual and group lessons. Register for leagues, lessons and tournaments at Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive or online at www.reston.org. General tennis information can be found on our website, as well as on the tennis court bulletin boards at each of the tennis complexes. All registrations must be made online or at Reston Association. With 48 outdoor tennis courts, 26 lighted for night play, Reston Association offers one of the most extensive tennis programs in the Washington metropolitan area.

TENNIS COURTS Lighted Courts

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

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Colts Neck Hook Road Lake Anne Park

COURT LOCATION Autmnwood Courts

11950 Walnut Branch Road

Barton Hill Courts

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Colts Neck Courts

North Hills Courts

Glade Courts

11550 Glade Drive

Hook Road Courts (also 10 & Under 60 ft Lines)

Fairway Drive/Hook Road

Lake Anne Courts (with blended lines)

11301 North Shore Drive

Lake Newport Courts 11452 Baron Cameron Avenue

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North Shore Courts

Sunrise Valley Drive/Barton Hill Road Colts Neck Road (south of Steeplechase Drive)

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

Newbridge Courts

11718 Golf Course Square

11515 North Shore Drive 1325 North Village Road

Shadowood Courts 2201 Springwood Drive

Upper Lakes Courts

Upper Lakes Drive/Sunrise Valley Drive

Uplands Courts 11032 Ring Road


SOMETHING HERE FOR EVERYONE Visit www. reston.org or call 703-435-6530 for more info.

NEW Pure Strike 18-20 NEW Pure Strike 100 $189 $185

NEW SFX Men $104.95

NEW Aeropro Drive $199

NEW Pure Control 95 $179

NEW

Propulse 4 Women $119.95

NEW Team 12 Pack Bag $79.95 NEW Junior VPro 2 $64.95

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YOUTH TENNIS 10 & UNDER Tennis is a whole new ball game. Balls, rackets and courts sized 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. Class size limited to six.

Tennis for Aces Aces I (ages 5-7) Aces II (ages 7-8)

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. The emphasis will be on learn, practice and play. To be enrolled in Aces II, you must have completed Aces I. Class size limited to six.

Aces I (ages 5-7)

Tennis For Munchkins (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. Class size limited to six.

Once a week for six weeks Session 1: April 4-May 17 Session 2: May 30-July 12 (No classes on Spring break or Memorial Day weekend) Day & Time: Fridays, 3-3:45 p.m., 4-4:45 p.m. Day & Time: Saturdays, 9-9:45 a.m., 10-10:45 a.m. Location: North Shore Courts $96 $104

Once a week for six weeks Session 1: March 31-May 17 Session 2: May 19-July 12 (No classes on spring break , Memorial Day weekend or July 4th weekend) Day & Time: Mondays, 2:30-3:30 p.m., 3:30-4:30 p.m. Day & Time: Fridays, 4:30-5:30 p.m., 5:30-6:30 p.m. Day & Time: Saturdays, 9-10 a.m., 10-11 a.m., Noon-1 p.m. Location: North Shore Courts

Aces II (ages 5-8)

Once a week for six weeks Day & Time: Mondays, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Day & Time: Fridays, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Day & Time: Saturdays, 11 a.m.-Noon, Noon-1 p.m. Location: North Shore Courts

Aces III (ages 7-9)

RA Tennis Scholarship Program

RA Tennis provides scholarships to Reston youth whose families have demonstrated financial need. (This includes residing in subsidized housing or participating in a school meal program.) To learn more about the scholarship program, call 703-435-6502.

RESTON TENNIS STICKERS: $1 (all proceeds go to the reston children’s tennis scholarship fund.)

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Once a week for six weeks Day & Time: Mondays, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Day & Time: Saturdays, 11 a.m.-Noon Location: North Shore Courts $99 $108


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RESTON JUNIOR TEAM TENNIS

Aces III (ages 7-9)

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. The emphasis will be on learn, practice and play. To be enrolled in Aces III, you must have completed Aces II. Class size limited to six. Twice a week for three weeks Session 1: April 1-24 Session 2: April 29-May 15 Session 3: May 20-June 5 Session 4: June 10-26 Day & Time: Tuesday & Thursday, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Location: North Shore Courts $100 $108

Tennis For Champions (ages 7-10)

To be eligible for this class, student must have attended ACES III, able to rally, and been approved by the instructor for enrollment in Champions. With this class, students will use orange balls and a 60-foot court at the Hook Road courts. While there will be continued work on the forehand and backhand groundstroke, emphasis will be on a variety of strokes, placement and tactics.

Session 1: April 1-24 Session 2: April 29-May 15 Session 3: May 20-June 5 Session 4: June 10-26 Day & Time: Tuesday & Thursday, 6-7 p.m. Location: Hook Road Courts $100 $108

JTT (Junior Team Tennis) strives to provide a cooperative team environment that fosters integrity, self-reliance, positive self-esteem, and promotes social skills while developing lifelong tennis players. It is a great entry point into competition and match play. BENEFITS: ƒƒ ƒƒ ƒƒ ƒƒ ƒƒ

F un Leadership Match Play Opportunities to advance to Kastles Play Day, Districts and Sectionals. MAS ranking points are awarded at Districts (L4) and Sectionals(L3)

SCHEDULE: (6 Week Spring Program)

Try Outs: Sunday, March 30 at 3-4 p.m. (10U I and 10U A) Sunday, March 30 at 4-5 p.m. (12U I and 12U A) Sunday, March 30 at 5-6 p.m. (14U I ) Match Dates: Saturday April 12-May 17, 4-6 p.m. Practice Dates: Monday April 7-May 12 Time: 5-6 p.m. 10 UI Time: 6-7 p.m. 10U A, 12UI, 12U A Time: 7-8 p.m. 14 U Location: Hook courts Format:10,12 14 & UNDER TEAM COMPOSITION: Minimum 3 boys & 3 girls

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o to website: http://tennislink.usta.com/TeamTennis/Main/ G Home.aspx 2. Click on “Register to Play” 3. Enter Team ID #3029228278 (10U INT), #3029228279 (10U ADV), #3029228277 (12U INT), #3029228276 (12U ADV) #3029228275 (14U INT), #3029228274 (14U ADV) COST: $175 (Reston League Fee) For more information, please contact Mary Conaway at mary@reston.org.

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LEARN, PRACTICE & PLAY FOR JUNIORS (ages 8 -12)

TEEN TENNIS

(ages 13 -16)

Teens will enjoy tennis with their peers and learn the fundamentals of tennis techniques and strokes. Emphasis is on fun, fitness and play. Classes will meet twice a week for four weeks. Class size limited to six.

Level One

This class is for players with little or no tennis background. Twice a week for three weeks Session 1: April 7-May1 Session 2: May 5-22 Session 3: June 2-19 Day & Time: Monday/Thursday, 6-7 p.m. Location: Shadowood

Level Two

Level One

This class is for players with little or no tennis background. Twice a week for three weeks Session 1: April 7-May 1 Session 2: May 5-22 Session 3: June 2-19 Day & Time: Monday/Wednesday, 5-6 p.m. Location: Lake Newport Day & Time: Tuesday/Thursday, 5-6 p.m. Location: Lake Newport $120 $128

Level One

This class is for players with little or no tennis background. Once a week for six weeks Session 1: April 5-May 17 Session 2: May 31-July 12 (No classes on Memorial Day or July 4th Weekends) Day & Time: Saturday, 9-10 a.m. Location: Autumnwood Day & Time: Saturday, 11-Noon Location: Autumnwood $120 $128

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Level Two

This class is for students who have taken Level One. Twice a week for three weeks Session 1: April 7-May 1 Session 2: May 5-22 Session 3: June 2-19 Day & Time: Monday/Wednesday, 5-6 p.m. Location: Lake Newport Day & Time: Monday/Wednesday, 6-7 p.m. Location: Lake Newport Day & Time: Tuesday/Thursday, 5-6 p.m. Location: Lake Newport $120 $128

Level Two

This class is for students who have taken Level One. Once a week for six weeks Session 1: April 5-May 17 Session 2: May 31-July 12 (No classes on Memorial Day or July 4th Weekends) Day & Time: Saturday,10-11a.m. Location: Autumnwood $120 $128

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This class is for students who have taken Level One. Twice a week for three weeks Session 1: April 7-May1 Session 2: May 5-22 Session 3: June 2-19 Day & Time: Monday/Thursday, 7-8 p.m. Location: Shadowood $120 $128

Level Two

This class is for students who have taken Level One. Once a week for three weeks Session 1: April 5-May 17 Session 2: May 31-July 12 (No classes on Memorial Day or July 4th weekends) Day & Time: Saturday, Noon-1 p.m. Location: Shadowood $120 $128

Level Three

Teenage players advancing beyond level two should qualify for RA High School Tennis Innovations Development Program.


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FUTURES

(ages 9 -12)

This is RA’s highest level junior class for 9-12 years olds. Students must be able to Rally with Quickstart green dot and regulation size tennis balls. Students should have experience playing matches in USTA leagues or sanctioned tournaments. This match play program will develop competitive skills for both singles and doubles under actual match conditions. Emphasis will be on strategy, conditioning and footwork. Players must be competitive to enter this program. Meets once a week for six weeks.

HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS INNOVATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS (ages 12 -17)

Futures I (Green Dot Ball)

Session 1: April 2-May 14 Session 2: May 21-June 25 Day & Time: Wednesday, 5-6:30 p.m. Location: Lake Newport $180 $188

Futures II (Regulation Ball)

Session 1: April 1-May 13 Session 2: May 20-June 24 Day & Time: Tuesday, 5-6:30 p.m. Location: Lake Newport $180 $188

Private Tennis Lessons

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

This is Reston Association’s highest level of play for juniors. This program is for rising high school players and those already in high school. This match play program will develop competitive skills for both singles and doubles play under actual match conditions. Emphasis will be on strategy, conditioning and footwork. Players must already be competitive to enter this program. Session 1: April 1-24 Session 2: April 29-May 15 Session 3: May 20-June 5 Session 4: June 10-26 Day & Time: Tuesday/Thursday, 4:30-6 p.m. Location: Autumnwood $180 $188

JUNIOR SERVE & RETURN

(ages 8-12)

This is an opportunity designed for advanced juniors looking to improve their serves and returns in competitive situations. Serve them UP! Meets once a week for six weeks. 4 students per class.

PRIVATE: $66–72 hour/RA Members $68–74 hour/Non-members SEMI PRIVATE: $36 person/hour/RA Members $38 person/hour/Non-members

Green Dot Ball Full Court

Book a series of six private lessons or semi-private lessons and receive a 5 percent discount.

Session 1: April 10-May 22 (No classes April 17th) Day & Time: Thursday, 6-7 p.m. Location: Lake Newport $120 $128

Session 1: April 10-May 22 (No classes April 17th) Day & Time: Thursday, 5-6 p.m. Location: Lake Newport $120 $128

Full Court Regulation Ball

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ADULT TENNIS

(ages 17 +)

Beginners

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

Advanced Beginners

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

Intermediate

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

Twice-A-Week Group Lesson

Groups of three to five students meet with one instructor twice a week for two weeks.

Beginners

Session 1: April 7-24 Session 2: April 28-May 15 Session 3: May19-June 5 (No classes on Memorial Day) Session 4: June 9-26 Day & Time: Tuesday/Thursday, 6-7 p.m. Location: Lake Newport Day & Time: Monday/Wednesday, 7-8 p.m. Location: Lake Newport $130 $138

Advanced Beginners

Session 1: April 7-24 Session 2: April 28-May 15 Session 3: May19-June 5 (No classes on Memorial Day) Session 4: June 9-26 Day & Time: Tuesday/Thursday, 7-8 p.m. Location: Lake Newport

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Day & Time: Monday/Wednesday, 8-9 p.m. Location: Lake Newport $130 $138

Intermediates

Session 1: April 7-24 Session 2: April 28-May 15 Session 3: May19-June 5 (No classes on Memorial Day) Session 4: June 9-26 Day & Time: Tuesday/Thursday, 8-9 p.m. Location: Lake Newport $130 $138

One Day-A-Week Group Lesson

Groups of three to five students meet with one instructor once a week for 4 weeks. Session 1: April 1-26 Session 2: April 28-May 31 (No classes on Memorial Day Weekend)

Advanced Beginners

Day & Time: Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-Noon Location: Autumnwood $130 $138

Intermediates

Day & Time: Saturday, 9-10:30 a.m. Day & Time: Wednesday, 7:30-9 p.m. Location: Autumnwood $130 $138


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STROKE OF THE WEEK

(ages 17 +) Three to eight players. Must register at least one week in advance. Day & Time: Saturday, Noon-1:30 p.m. Day & Time: Tuesday, 7-8:30 p.m. Location: Autumnwood Day & Time: Thursday, 10-11:30 a.m., 6:30-8 p.m. Location: Shadowood $24/RA $26 Book four strokes and receive a 5 percent discount.

TUESDAYS DATE STROKE April 1 Serves April 8 Volleys and half volleys April 15 Serve and volley-attack the net April 22 Forehands April 29 Backhands: one and two handed May 6 Overheads and lobs May 13 Approach shots May 20 Doubles strategy

THURSDAYS DATE STROKE

April 3 Backhands: one and two handed April 10 Doubles strategy April 17 Overheads and lobs April 24 Approach shots May 1 Serves May 8 Volleys and half volleys May15 Serve and volley-attack the net May 22 Forehands

SATURDAYS DATE STROKE

April 5 Forehands April 12 Serves April 19 Volleys and half volleys April 26 Doubles strategy May 3 Approach shots May 10 Overheads and lobs May 17 Serve and volley-attack the net May 31 Backhands: one and two handed (No classes on Memorial Day Weekend)

DROP IN TENNIS (ages 17 +) How it works: You must have your RA pass with you to participate. Bring a can of balls and your game. Doubles will be the format when people are waiting to play. Teams will play best of five games using NO-AD scoring. The winning team will stay on the same court but will split and no longer be partners. Losing team will slide to the next court down where a winning team will have split and will accept one player each. If the court next to you has not finished, you are asked to wait outside the court or on a bench. This format will continue until nobody is waiting to play. Once people are waiting to play, you are asked to go back to the five game NO-AD matches. Courts 1 and 2 should be used by players 3.5 and below when no line is present. Courts 5 and 6 should be used for 3.5 and above when no line is present. If court 3 has no lessons at 9 p.m., it will be reserved for drop in tennis. Call the tennis office at 703-435-6502 for details. Day & Time: Tuesday, 7-10 p.m. Location: Lake Newport Tennis Courts: 1,2,5,6 *Drop in tennis is for Reston Association Members and tennis members only. Non-members must purchase an RA tennis membership to participate.

Learn to Serve & Return ADULT SERVE & RETURN LESSON

(ages 17 +)

Groups of up to four students meet once a week for four weeks to become masters of their serve. The serve is the most important stroke in tennis. It starts the game. Without being able to serve, you cannot play the game of tennis. In this class you will learn a kick serve, a slice serve and increase the pace and velocity of your flat serve. Let the games begin. Session 1: April 13-May 4 Session 2: May 11-June 8 Day & Time: Tuesday, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Location: Autumnwood $130 $138

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ADULT TENNIS LEAGUES (ages 18 +) Greater Washington Tennis League

This is a women’s competitive league. All levels of players are invited to join one of our teams in the Greater Washington. Daytime doubles tennis league. League play occurs in the spring and fall. Reston Association sponsors four women’s teams in this league. Teams: B-2, B-3, B-4 Locations: Women play at Lake Newport, Hook Road and Autumnwood on weekday mornings or travel to other area clubs. $17 $20 *Non-members must purchase a RA tennis membership to participate.

Northern Virginia Tennis League

Men! Women! Seniors!... Play singles, doubles or mixed doubles in the Northern Virginia Tennis League. This league begins mid-May and continues through July. Location: Men play at Lake Newport, Newbridge, Uplands, and travel to play against other clubs on Saturday mornings. Location: Women play at Lake Newport, Autumnwood and Hook on weekday mornings and Tuesday evenings or travel to other area clubs, depending on the schedule. $17/person $20/person *Non-residents must purchase an RA Tennis Membership to participate

Reston Team Tennis

Reston Team Tennis, formally known as World Team Tennis, is one of our most popular leagues. There are 24 teams that play on Wednesday and Thursday nights. This is a social, yet competitive league. Please call the tennis office at 703-435-6502 if you would like to join a team or start your own. FORMAT Men’s and Women’s Singles, Men’s and Women’s Doubles and Mixed Doubles. Matches can be played with as few as four players or as many as ten players per team. Start Date: April 16 Days & Level: Wednesday, 3.0-3.5 Thursday, 4.0-4.5 Time: 7-10 p.m. Locations: Glade, Lake Newport, Hook Road, Shadowood, North Hills and Autumnwood Courts. $75 $80 *Non-residents must purchase an RA Tennis Membership to participate

TENNIS RATINGS

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

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Phifer Fitness and Reston Tennis will offer a free two-hour clinic for Reston Tennis League players. Registration required. Please e-mail mary@reston.org to register. Day: Monday, April 7 Time: 6-8 p.m. Location: Lake Newport Courts Fee: Free for players registered in Reston Tennis Leagues.

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 703-435-6502. Date: April 18-May 23 (Rain date May 30) Day & Time: Fridays, 9-11 a.m. Location: Hook Courts Fee: $17 for six weeks of play per person.


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Raise A Racket for HEART Mixed Doubles One Day Round Robin Tournament 3.0, 3.5 and 4.0 and above Divisions

Fee: $30 per person Register online www.restontennis.org All entry fees go to our scholarship fund HEART. Please make checks payable to Reston Association.

Saturday June 7

Help increase seating capacity at Reston’s tennis courts. Select the bench’s court location, based on availability on a first-come, first-served basis. Cost: $235 per bench, includes brass name plate, if desired. Make checks payable to Friends of Reston. “Adoptions” are 100 percent tax deductible. Call RA tennis office at 703-435-6502 or e-mail tennis@reston.org.

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MARY CONAWAY RA’s Tennis Manager has been involved in Reston since 1987. In 1998, Mary became certified as a PTR Instructor and taught lessons for Reston Association. Mary currently serves as council chair of the USTA National Volunteer Development Council.

CAT CRISTOSTOMO "Cat" has been involved with Reston Association since the age of 12— whether it was participating in junior programs, teams or tournaments in the area. She played at George Mason University (2007-2010) and currently works at the USTA. She also serves as the Varsity Head Coach at Paul VI High School in Fairfax, VA.

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 instructor. He has experience teaching women’s team practices, junior programs, adult programs and private lessons to children and adults of all ages and levels.

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

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

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

JESSICA KEENER Jessica is a recent graduate from the Top 50 Division I tennis program, Marshall University, where she played on a full scholarship for her collegiate career. She loves to work with upcoming juniors, helping them develop their game.

ELAINE KILLORAN New to Reston’s tennis staff, Elaine is passionate about tennis and wants to share her passion on the courts with all ages of juniors. Elaine has been a Reston Team tennis captain for ten years and enjoys the thrill of competition.

JIM ELDER Jim has a Professional 1 certification from the USPTA and chairs the USTA Mid-Atlantic Adult Ranking Committee. Jim is also the VP of the Northern VA Tennis League, are in charge of the 40team Men's Division. In 2012, he was ranked #5 in MAS 65 singles and won his sixth Virginia singles title.

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

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

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REGISTER FOR TENNIS PROGRAMS AND EVENTS

ADULT REGISTRATION Session Number:

Location: Day:

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ADULT CLASSES

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o Beginner o Advanced Beginner o Intermediate o Serving Class

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DIAL-A-MATCH AVAILABILITY: o Weekdays o Evenings o Weekends o Anytime Level

STROKE OF THE WEEK Date:

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JUNIOR REGISTRATION Parent/Guardian’s Name: Street Address: City:

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LEVELS: o Munchkin o Aces I o Aces II o Champions I o Champions II o Level 1 o Level 2 o Level 3 o Junior Futures I o Junior Futures II o Teen L1 o Teen L2 o HS Development Child’s Name (2): DOB:

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Child’s Name (1): DOB:

Lake Newport Hook Road Shadowood Newbridge Autumnwood North Shore

o Mixed Doubles Flight Doubles Partner (Name) o MAKE A CONTRIBUTION TO OUR CHILDREN’S TENNIS SCHOLARSHIP FUND $

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LEVELS: o Munchkin o Aces I o Aces II o Champions I o Champions II o Level 1 o Level 2 o Level 3 o Junior Futures I o Junior Futures II o Teen L1 o Teen L2 o HS Development

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Payment can be made by personal check, cash or credit card. Please make checks payable to Reston Association. If mailing registration form, please send to: Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20191-3404. No faxes will be accepted. AMOUNT: $

CHECK NUMBER:

oVISA oMC CARD NUMBER:

EXPIRATION DATE: *CARD SECURITY CODE: #

SIGNATURE:

*Typically a 3-digit code located on back of credit card, to the right of the signature strip.

I hereby release the Reston Association (RA), and any of its directors, officers, employees and agents from all claims for bodily injury, death or property damage arising out of my and my child’s participation in the above event(s), except for claims caused directly by the negligence or willful misconduct of RA. I assume full responsibility for all liability in connection with such claims, and for having insurance for me and my child. I agree to indemnify RA and hold RA harmless against any such claims and related costs, including claims by any minor which may be brought after attaining majority. I also hereby grant permission for Reston Association to photograph and videotape my child and to use such photographs and videotapes for promotional and advertising purposes and for trade purposes. I promise to abide by the rules and regulations of RA’s tennis courts and exercise care and caution for my and/or my child’s personal safety and that of my fellow participants. I acknowledge and agree that my and my child’s participation in any program sponsored by RA or presence at its tennis courts or other areas under RA’s control may be an activity where injury can occur and shall be undertaken at my and my child’s sole risk. I hereby certify that I and my child are physically fit and have not been otherwise informed by a physician. I understand that RA employs no physicians, and its staff cannot and does not diagnose medical problems.

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Volunteer Resources for the Reston Community

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

Do You Need Service Hours for School? Often times we find that individuals (such as middle and high school students) are required to perform a specified number of community service hours. If this is the case, then you may be able to complete up to eight hours of community service by working one of our special events, such as festivals, Habitat Heroes, and watershed cleanups, to name a few. We cannot guarantee that you'll be able to complete all of the hours you need during one special event. Each special event will have a limited number of spots available for volunteers, so it is very important you notify us well in advance of your desire to work a special event. To volunteer or learn more about how you can get involved in Reston, you can call Ha Brock at 703435-7986, or e-mail habrock@reston.org and she can help provide ideas and options that are well suited for your talents. You can also visit the RA website at www.reston.org and click on the “Get Involved” tab for more information or to complete the online volunteer application.

Our Volunteers Really Dig Us. 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. Volunteers range in ages come from diverse ethnic backgrounds and have a multitude of skill levels. Our volunteers all have one thing in common — they care about the Reston community. This past year projects included cleaning our streams, lakes and natural areas; assisting at our trout fishing event; spending workdays at the Walker Nature Center; removing invasive plants; and planting native species and monitoring streams. Volunteers come from all walks of life and include high school, middle school and college students, retirees, scouts, individuals, families and businesses. Some of these volunteers have been involved in Reston for many years. They participate in one-time events, serve on the Board of Directors or advisory committees, while others return to the same events each year.

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Some say it’s the tree planting they like the best, some like the fact that they can cultivate an idea and watch it flourish. In some cases, Reston volunteers actually do “dig” into the dirt to plant a few seedlings or remove the roots of an invasive plant. You can make a difference in your community, be involved in something you like, and meet some interesting people and learn some new skills in the process. Planting trees may not be what you’re into, but there are plenty of other areas in which to “grow.” RA is seeking volunteers to help enhance the community in a variety of areas. There are many opportunities available in such areas as environment and ecology, the Walker Nature Center, recreational programs and facilities, special events and many more.


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Spring Festival Saturday, May 3, 1-5 p.m. Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive

Volunteer Shifts: 12:30-3 p.m. and 3-5:30 p.m.

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

VOLUNTEER JOBS Earl the Squirrel Character & Escort

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED SATURDAY, APRIL 12

WALKER NATURE CENTER, 11450 GLADE DRIVE Volunteer Hours: 7:30-9:30 a.m. Volunteers must be at least 14 years old.

The Walker Nature Center needs volunteers to help with the 5K Fund Run & Walk. We need at least 15 Race Marshals to be positioned along the trail/pathway. Volunteers direct runners and walkers through the course, assist runners, and shout encouragement. There will be a mandatory volunteer orientation for Race Marshals on Friday, April 11 from 6-7 p.m. at the Walker Nature Center. For more information or to volunteer, contact Ha Brock, RA volunteer & community outreach coordinator, at 703-435-7986 or e-mail habrock@reston.org.

Kids love Earl the Squirrel! They love having their picture taken with Earl. We need a volunteer to wear the costume. This person needs excellent people skills and should be able to animate the character without talking. We also need an escort to help lead Earl around and to help children pose for pictures with Earl. 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 carnival games. Volunteers will also distribute prizes and candy.

Simple Crafts for Children

Assisting children with simple craft projects.

Canoe & Kayak Rentals

Help distribute life jackets & paddles and help patrons in and out of canoes and kayaks. The festival will feature entertainment, displays and information from environmental groups, hands-on nature activities, carnival style games, canoe and kayak rentals on Lake Audubon, fishing activities, food and a whole lot of fun. Contact Ha Brock, RA volunteer & community outreach coordinator, at 703-435-7986 or e-mail habrock@reston.org for more information or to volunteer.

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Habitat Heroes Projects Our native trees, ferns and wildflowers are under attack by invasive plants like English ivy, Japanese honeysuckle and bamboo. We need heroes like you to join us in rescuing Reston’s beautiful parkland. These fast growing, aggressive plants escape from people’s yards and threaten local ecosystems, taking away vital food and habitat from already stressed wildlife populations. Please join us and spend a couple of hours in our parkland protecting our natural areas. We meet the fourth Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon during the months of March through November, except August.

February 14-May 3 Put a Wrinkle in Periwinkle

Saturday, March 22, 10 a.m.-Noon 11232 Leatherwood Drive Help restore the natural area of the Glade Stream valley. We will concentrate on garlic mustard as well as the invasive vines of English ivy and periwinkle. These invasives have dominated the forest floor, leaving no wildlife habitat or food. Please park along Leatherwood Drive and meet at the pathway adjacent to 11232 Leatherwood Drive.

Beat the Bush Honeysuckle

You don’t need to be an expert to assist in protecting our forests and help us restore 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 invasive removal year-round. In the fall, we also focus some of our efforts on replanting of shrubs and trees, as it is the best time of year to plant for maximum survivability and site success. For all projects: Please wear long sleeves and long pants to protect against biting insects, thorns, and poison ivy. There is poison ivy at all sites. Bring gardening gloves if you have them. RA will provide some tools, gloves, snacks and water.

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Garlic Mustard Challenge 2014

Saturday, April 26, 10 a.m.-Noon 10805 Oldfield Drive We will battle bush honeysuckle and garlic mustard surrounding the Oldfield Tot Lot. We need help cutting back the large invasive bush honeysuckle that have taken over the field edge and hidden the natural beauty of our woods. Meet at the Oldfield Tot Lot and park along Oldfield Drive. The entrance steps are adjacent to 10805 Oldfield Drive. Look for the RA truck.

Wainwright Natural Area Restoration Saturday, May 24, 10 a.m.-Noon 1709 Wainwright Drive Help restore Reston’s natural areas by pulling English ivy and garlic mustard. Both of these plants are non-native, invasive plants that spread quickly in the natural areas. English ivy spreads by creeping vines and garlic mustard produces lots of seeds. Park along Wainwright Drive and we will meet by the basketball court of the Wainwright Recreation Area. For more information or to volunteer, contact Ha Brock, RA volunteer & community outreach coordinator at habrock@reston.org or 703-435-7986.

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Throughout the Spring season, Reston Association will be hosting our 2nd annual Garlic Mustard Challenge. We need your help to remove as much garlic mustard from Reston as possible. Garlic mustard is an invasive species that produces allelopathic chemicals that alter the soil chemistry and prevent native plants and trees from growing. Each plant may produce thousands of tiny seeds. The plant is easy to spot and remove at this time of the year. All ages are welcome to participate. Then you and your group can report how many pounds you removed to naturalareas@reston.org. Prizes will be awarded in three categories — (1) individual, (2) small groups of 10 or less, and (3) large groups of more than 10 people. Prizes include donations from various local vendors. The challenge will culminate on Virginia Invasive Plant Removal Day with a celebration at the Nature House Spring Festival on Saturday, May 3, 2014. Stop by our table to learn more about the nasty invasive garlic mustard plant. There will be a station to weigh your bags full of garlic mustard and report your pounds of removed plant debris. We’ll also have a dump truck for you to throw out your collected garlic mustard and prevent the spread of seeds and toxic chemicals from this plant. Find out who wins the big Garlic Mustard Challenge of 2014! For information on other scheduled events and opportunities to join in on the Garlic Mustard Challenge throughout the spring season, call 703-435-6552 or visit the Reston Association website at reston.org.


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Virginia Invasive Plant Removal Day Saturday, May 3, 2014 9 a.m.–Noon.

Glade Pool Parking Lot — 11550 Glade Drive, Reston, VA 20191 Reston Association invites you to join us for the fifth annual state-wide Virginia Invasive Plant Removal Day. Groups all over Virginia will be doing their best to remove invasive plants in their communities. Volunteers will pull garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata) and other invasive plants in the woods near Snakeden Branch stream in the natural area surrounding Old Trail Drive. Please park at the Glade Pool parking lot or along Glade Drive. We will meet near the tot-lot next to the pool parking lot and head down the asphalt path behind the pool into the woods behind the houses. For more information on the Habitat Heroes Program, contact Ha Brock at 703-435-7986 or habrock@reston.org.

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Storm Drain Marking Project

STREAM MONITORING

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

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

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

Saturday, February 8, 9-11 a.m. Saturday, March 8, 9 a.m.- Noon

RA welcomes new volunteers to assist with stream monitoring at several locations throughout Reston. It involves working within a small team to collect data and identify insects, with the goal of assessing the health of Reston’s streams. For a regular investment in the program, trainings and practice opportunities are offered by joining seasoned volunteers and RA staff. Each monitoring session consists of 2-3 hours. There is a certification process, and a two-year commitment is encouraged. However, more casual and less frequent volunteers are also welcome. If interested, join our volunteer monitor e-mail distribution list to receive notices of upcoming monitoring dates. E-mail bpetty@ reston.org with the message, “add me to the stream monitors list” to begin receiving e-mails. For more information, contact Ha Brock at 703-435-7986 or e-mail habrock@reston.org.

To get your project started or for more information, contact Nicki Bellezza at 703-435-6560, Nicki@reston.org. Connect with us on Facebook at www.facebook. com/VolunteerReston. “Like” us on Facebook today. View our photo albums to see volunteers of all ages in action and find out how your neighbors and friends are getting involved in Reston.

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POTOMAC RIVER WATERSHED CLEANUP

Coordinated by the Alice Ferguson Foundation and Reston Association

Bicycle Safety Rodeo

Saturday, May 10 12:45-4:15 p.m. Lake Newport Pool 11601 Lake Newport Road

Volunteers must be 13 or older. Free pizza lunch for volunteers. This event is cancelled in the event of rain.

Saturday, April 5, 9 a.m.-Noon (rain or shine)

FOR Rain date: under extraordinary circumstances, Sunday, April 6 EVERYONE

Join thousands of volunteers in a multi-state effort as we do our part in cleaning up the Potomac Watershed. Reston Association is hosting several sites along Snakeden Branch and Colvin Run, two tributaries to the Potomac River. Come learn about our watersheds and see what “interesting” artifacts end up in our streams. Please sign up by April 1.

Join the Reston Association, Pedestrian and Bicycle Advisory Committee and the Reston Bicycle Club for our Annual Bicycle Safety Rodeo. Children will complete eight safety stations and earn their bicyclist's license.

Reston Sites: ƒƒ Snakeden Branch Upper – meet at Hunters Woods Village Center ƒƒ Snakeden Branch Middle – meet at Soapstone Drive ƒƒ Nature Center – meet at the Walker Nature Center ƒƒ Colvin Run – meet at Tall Oaks Pool ƒƒ Stevenage Road – meet at Reston North Park off Stevenage Road ƒƒ Hidden Creek – meet at Unitarian Universalist Church off Wiehle Avenue Please wear sturdy shoes or boots and come prepared to get a little wet and dirty. Gloves and trash bags will be provided. Join us at the Walker Nature Center afterwards for a pizza lunch.

Site Leaders Needed

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

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

Volunteers are needed to help children learn the wonder of safe cycling. Volunteers will test children at seven safety checkpoint stations. Great for Scout Groups, teens or families! A course manned by volunteers will feature several stations that focus on mounting and dismounting, circling and changing directions, steering, braking, stopping, as well as other safety maneuvers. All training will be provided on site the day of the event. For more information or to volunteer, contact Ha Brock, RA volunteer & community outreach coordinator at habrock@reston.org or 703-435-7986.

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Corporate Volunteers

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

Who We Are

Reston Association is one of the largest community associations in the U.S. We serve over 60,000 residents in Reston. Even though we’re not a “town” per se, we provide services and programs similar to a town or city government. We own and maintain over 1,300 acres of parkland, 15 outdoor pools and 48 tennis courts, a 72-acre Nature Center, 55 miles of pathways and four man-made lakes. Living in Reston is like living in a park. Your project will go through the Friends of Reston, a 501(c)(3) organization established in 1999

to support the Reston Association in bringing valuable projects to the community. The Friends group allows the association to tap into other resources to bring great community projects to fruition on our land, at our facilities and within our programs.

Why partner with us

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

Unlimited Opportunities . . .

Here are some volunteer opportunities to select from. Should you have something specific in mind, we would love to hear your ideas. Boards and Committees — Serve on our Board or Committees. Our Advisory Committees are where you can really immerse yourself in a cause or area that suits you. Advisory Committees are comprised of RA Members who provide advice on Association matters and perform such duties as may be requested by the Board of Directors. Advisory Committees exist for a term of one year from the annual or initial meeting of the Board of Directors and may be renewed at the discretion of the Board of Directors. The Board currently has eight such committees: ƒƒ ƒƒ ƒƒ ƒƒ ƒƒ ƒƒ ƒƒ ƒƒ

T he Reston Neighborhood Advisory Committee The Environmental Advisory Committee The Parks and Planning Advisory Committee The Pedestrian and Bicycling Advisory Committee The Seniors Advisory Committee The Tennis Advisory Committee The Transportation Advisory Committee The Communications Advisory Committee

Each committee is comprised of up to 15 members and 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.

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Special Project Donations — Donate funds towards the purchase of plants and supplies or engage employees to participate in special projects during the work week. Habitat Heroes — Clear invasive species and increase biodiversity in Reston’s natural areas during a half-day or full-day event during the week or participate in a scheduled Saturday event March – November. Annual Events — Sponsor and engage employees in a one-day special event such as MLK Day of Service (January), 5K Fund Run (April), Spring Festival (May), Reston Multicultural Festival (September) and the Halloween House & Trick-or-Treat Trail to benefit the Nature House (October). Adopt-a-Recycling Bin — Donate funds towards the purchase of recycling bins to increase recycling in Reston.


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Scout Projects

Are you a Boy Scout looking for a Life or Eagle Service Project or a Girl Scout looking for a Silver or Gold Service Project?

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR NORTHERN VIRGINIA FINE ARTS FESTIVAL May 16-18, 2014

Friday, 5-8 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Reston Town Center Come be part of the East Coast’s top rated fine arts and crafts festival, with artists chosen by nationally recognized jurors. Greater Reston Arts Center has produced the festival since 1991. This Northern Virginia spring time art event takes place over an entire weekend and serves the Washington area community by showcasing local and national artists. The Festival attracts art enthusiasts of all ages and provides a quality first-hand experience with art, artists and art education programs.

If so, we have some ideas for you and would welcome the opportunity to assist scouts in the completion of projects benefiting the Reston community. To discuss project ideas, you will need to be an approved volunteer with Reston Association. Go to www.reston.org and click on the “Get Involved” tab to complete the online volunteer application. Scout troops, school groups and other organized youth groups or clubs can also participate in the Habitat Heroes Program. (See page 108 for more details.) For more information on scout projects, contact Ha Brock at 703435-7986 or e-mail habrock@reston.org.

Volunteers are most needed in the following areas: ■■ Family Art Park (children ages 13-14 must be accompanied by an adult) — Assistance is needed in Children's Art Tent, Teen Tent and outside at the community art project in the Family Art Park. Volunteers assist children with art projects and follow the direction of our festival activities supervisor. ■■

Entrance Gates (Teens and adults) — Assistance is needed at entrance gates greeting patrons, distributing programs, selling restaurant certificates, and providing festival information. If you are outgoing and enjoy interacting with people, this is a perfect volunteer opportunity for you.

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Other jobs will be listed on the volunteer registration site.

Volunteer Benefits: In addition to meeting and interacting with the nation’s most talented artists, all volunteers will receive a complimentary NOVA Fine Arts Festival T-shirt and water. Volunteer registration will open March 17, 2014 at http:// northernvirginiafineartsfestival.org/

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

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L IVING IN RESTON

UNDERSTANDING THE NOTICE OF VIO M

BY COVENANTS STAFF

any Reston Association (RA) Members may be unfamiliar with the filing of a ‘notice of violation’ (NOV). If that’s you, we applaud you for responsibly caring for your property in accordance with RA’s covenants. However, others may have encountered this enforcement procedure when the declining condition of their property continues in violation of RA’s protective covenants after the established compliance deadline for maintenance and/or design violations. One of the many benefits of membership in a property owners association is the protection afforded by its covenants. Covenants are intended to provide assurance of property maintenance to protect property values and enhance the quality of life throughout the Reston community. In order to fulfill its obligation to Reston Association (RA) Members to enforce the protective covenants, the Amended Reston Deed (Section IX.1(b)) authorizes the Association to record in the land records of Fairfax County a notice of violation of any provision of the Deed for RA property in violation of the covenants, and to charge the property owner a fee to cover the administrative costs for recording and releasing the NOV.

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The NOV results when, after repeated notification, a property owner fails to meet the compliance deadline established at the Covenants Committee hearing or at the DRB meeting concerning the property violations, or an owner fails to apply to the DRB and alters the property exterior prior to obtaining approval. The Covenants staff reinspects the property after the stated deadline, documents its findings, and notifies the property owner of the pending NOV filing. Should the property be found to remain in violation upon a follow-up inspection, the NOV filing is initiated, and the property owner is notified when the recording is completed. Once the property is compliant and the fee is paid to RA, the NOV is released from the Fairfax County land records. An important purpose of plac-

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ing the NOV on County land records is to alert prospective purchasers of the property to the presence of covenant violations that need to be remedied. An informed purchaser then has an opportunity to negotiate with the seller regarding who will undertake the repairs and pay for the necessary expenses incurred to bring the property into compliance with RA’s covenants. Once all of the violations are cured, the Covenants staff will issue a letter to the owner noting the closure of the violations. RA does not act to interfere with the sale of the property. However, should the property be purchased with known violations, the new owner becomes responsible for curing the violations and bringing the property into compliance with RA’s covenants. Currently, the NOV fee is $140.00 per type of violation(s)

cited, either Design and/or Maintenance. Once the fee is paid and the property is determined to be in compliance with the Reston Association Covenants, a Certificate of Release is filed with Fairfax County and the NOV is removed from the land record. It is important that each individual property in Reston complies with its covenants, not only to protect personal investment, but also to promote the overall Reston image and maintain the quality of life that characterizes Reston. The condition and appearance of every property collectively contributes to the Reston image, and the cooperation of all is crucial to continuing a positive impression.


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(b) The Association shall have the right to record among the land records of Fairfax County a notice of violation of any provision of this Deed and to charge the offending owner the cost of recording and removing such notice in accordance with Deed Section V.10.

Section V.10. Other Charges.

The Association may charge an owner of any portion of the Property: (i) a late fee on an overdue Assessment not to exceed ten percent of the Assessment; (ii) the costs, including attorney’s

fees and court costs, for collection of Assessments and of enforcing any of the provisions of this Deed; and (iii) interest on overdue sums, up to the maximum rate permitted by law. Any such charges shall be a personal obligation of the owner of any portion of the Property and shall be added to and become a part of the lienable Assessment on the Lot or portion of the Property. In addition, such charges may be awarded by a court as part of its judgment in any proceeding in law or equity.

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B OARD & GOVERNANCE

BOARD ACTIONS October 24, 2013

ƒƒ A pproved the reappointment of Kara Wills as a member of the Covenants Committee for a term of three years, ending October 2016. ƒƒ Approved the appointment of Pascale Malka Farmer as a member of the Environmental Advisory Committee for a term of three years, ending October 2016. ƒƒ Approved the reappointment of Victor Van Rees as a member of the Covenants Committee for a term of three years, ending in October 2016, and as Chair of the Covenants Committee for a term of one year, ending in October 2014. ƒƒ Approved the report of the Legal Committee and authorized action to be taken on the cases reviewed during its meeting

October 2, 2013

ƒƒ Approved the 2014 Board of Directors Election Schedule, which includes setting the Record Eligibility Date for Members to participate in the Election as January 27, 2014, and the deadline for returning the Elections Ballots to the Counting Agent’s office and the online voting booth closes, which is 5:00 p.m. on Monday, March 31, 2014. ƒƒ Appointed John Higgins to the vacant At-Large Director position to serve until April 2014. ƒƒ Appointed Cate Fulkerson Chief Executive Officer subject to the final terms of the contract.

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ƒƒ Approved the opening of Account Number 2903581 at Access Nation Bank in the name of the Reston Association in accordance with the stipulated written terms and conditions; and, furthermore, in conjunction therewith, move to approve, adopt and ratify that document entitled "Corporate Authorization Resolution," attached as Exhibit A to this Motion and in-

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corporated by reference herein, which Corporate Authorization Resolution will also be incorporated into the minutes of the meeting at which this motion is approved, including specifically, but not limited to, the approval, adoption, and ratification by the Board of Directors of the Reston Association of Resolutions numbered 1-7, inclusive, on page 2 of that Corporate Authorization Resolution; and, furthermore, in furtherance thereof, authorize our Secretary, Joe Leighton, to execute the Corporate Authorization Resolution as the act of the Reston Association and its Board of Directors. ƒƒ Approved the opening of Account Numbers 1000010551116 and 1000010551124 at SunTrust in the name of the Reston Association in accordance with the stipulated written terms and conditions; and, furthermore, in conjunction therewith, move to approve, adopt and ratify that document entitled "Deposit Account Resolution and Authorization for Business Entities" ("Resolution"), attached as Exhibit A to this Motion and incorporated by reference herein, which Resolution will also be incorporated into the minutes of the meeting at which this motion is approved, including but not limited to the approval, adoption and ratification by the Reston Association Board of Directors of all terms, conditions, and resolutions contained therein; and, furthermore, in furtherance thereof, authorize our Secretary, Joe Leighton, to execute the Resolution as the act of the Reston Association and its Board of Directors. ƒƒ Established the 2014 and 2015 Annual Assessment rates as being no higher than $634 and $642 respectively, and published the related proposed Operating, Repair and Replacement Reserve Fund, and New Capital Asset Budgets for public hearing at the November 21, 2013 Board of Directors meeting.

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(Minutes not yet approved) ƒƒ Approved the following resolution: WHEREAS for our community to remain vibrant and truly sustainable, we must provide economic opportunity and affordable housing for Reston Association Members; and WHEREAS the Reston Association Board supports the redevelopment or revitalization of Reston Association village centers in a manner consistent with the original vision of Robert Simon; and WHEREAS the Reston Association Board expects redevelopment or revitalization of Reston Association village centers to be accomplished with minimal negative impact on surrounding open space and natural areas; and WHEREAS revitalization and redevelopment of the Lake Anne Village is a vital aspect of our community’s efforts to reinvest in Reston, and it is one which requires the cooperation and collaboration of all entities involved; and WHEREAS the RA Board supports the conceptual plans proposed by Lake Anne Development Partners LLC (LADP) for the redevelopment of the Lake Anne Village Center and the Crescent property; and WHEREAS the Reston Association Board supports the Planning Principles as currently set forth in the "DRAFT Comprehensive Plan Text" under consideration by Fairfax County; NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED The Board authorizes the Association to enter into a nonbinding letter of intent (LOI) with LADP, in advance of a future definitive agreement subject to approval by the Reston Association Board, to exchange RA parcel 6C, comprising approximately 1.01 undeveloped acres referenced by Fairfax County Tax

Parcel 0172 08 0006C for a minimum of 1.1 acres of suitable natural open space land within the Crescent Property in the general location and configuration outlined in the LOI. The terms of the LOI are to be substantially as outlined in the “Revised Letter of Intent for a Proposed Land Exchange from LADP” dated November 18, 2013. The LOI is to include the following additional terms: •

ADP to work closely L with the Reston Association Design Review Board (DRB) to ensure the proposed parking facility achieves excellence in design that is compatible with the surrounding architecture, both current and future; LADP to provide assurance that a minimum of 30% of the RA parcel will remain undisturbed.; LADP to work closely with the Reston Association staff and the DRB to ensure the proposed parking facility further minimizes adverse impacts on the environment (land, water, and air) and environmentally sensitive areas are protected to the greatest extent practical.

ƒƒ Approved the proposed Operating, Repair & Replacement, and New Capital Asset Budgets for fiscal years 2014 and 2015, thereby setting the planned Revenues, Operating Expenses, and Capital Expenditures for each year as follows (see Diagram 1): ƒƒ President Knueven, seconded by Director Thompson, moved to direct staff to fund the proposed 2014 New Capital Asset Expenditures through an “inter-fund transfer” from the Association Repair Replacement & Reserve Fund, as proposed by staff in New CAPEX Option 3, attached hereto.


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Fiscal Year 2014

Fiscal Year 2015

Revenues

$16,156,368

$16,571,879

Operating Expenses

$13,713,369

$14,156,879

Capital Expenditures on Existing Capital Assets

$1,666,679

$2,539,144

New Capital Asset Acquisitions

$292,916

$386,500

ƒƒ Established the 2014 and 2015 Annual Assessment rates as being no higher than $634 and $642 respectively, and publish edthe related proposed Operating, Repair and Replacement Reserve Fund, and New Capital Asset Budgets for public hearing at the November 21, 2013 Board of Directors meeting. ƒƒ Approved amendments to Exhibit A of Assessment & Finance Resolution 2; Assessment Rates & Collection Procedures to reflect the proposed base $634 Annual Assessment Rates, Installment Plan Fees, Collection Fees, and respective due dates for 2014. ƒƒ Granted the request from owners of certain lots in the Longwood Grove neighborhood of Reston, Virginia 20194 to enter into a Maintenance Covenant Agreement with the Reston Association (RA) by which they will bear the responsibilities and expenses related to the maintenance, repair and replacement of the existing neighborhood entrance sign to their community located on RA Common Area property — Section 71, Block 1, Parcel B, and conditioned upon the execution of such Maintenance Covenant Agreement as reviewed and approved by RA’s legal counsel, and further, signed by at least 10 owners of properties in Section 71, Reston. ƒƒ Granted the requests of the owners of 11418 Orchard Lane, Reston, VA 20190 and 1464 Waterfront Road, Reston, VA 20194 to enter into recordable Dock Maintenance Covenant Agreements with Reston Association to construct and maintain private docks located

on Reston Association Common Area property — Section 1, Parcel 10 (Lake Anne) and Section 33, Block 9 (Lake Newport) respectively, subject to the execution of such agreement as reviewed and approved by Reston Association’s legal counsel, and if approved, recorded after execution by the parties. ƒƒ Approved the: • Appointment of Sigrid Jackman as a member of the Seniors Advisory Committee for a term of three years, ending November 2016. • Appointment of Marisa Yoneyama as a member of the Communications Advisory Committee for a term of three years, ending November 2016. • Appointment of Caren Anton as a member of the Elections Committee for a term of three years, ending in November 2016.

Ken Knueven, President At-Large Representative BODKnueven@reston.org or kknueven@hotmail.com Andy Sigle, Vice-President At-Large Representative BODSigle@reston.org or awsigle@gmail.com

Joe Leighton, Secretary Reston Association Member BODLeighton@reston.org or joe_leighton@comcast.net

John Higgins, Treasurer At-Large Representative BODHiggins@reston.org or jdhiggins3@gmail.com

Amanda Misiko Andere Apartment Owners’ Representative BODAndere@reston.org or amanda.andere@gmail.com

Ellen Graves Hunters Woods/Dogwood District BODGraves@reston.org

Eve Thompson Lake Anne-Tall Oaks District Representative BODthompson@reston.org

Michael R. Sanio At-Large Representative bodmichaelsanio@reston.org or Michael.R.Sanio@gmail.com Richard Chew South Lakes District Representative directorchew@reston.org Timothy A. Cohn North Point District Representative BODcohn@reston.org

Cate Fulkerson Chief Executive Officer cate@reston.org

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B OARD & GOVERNANCE

RESTON ASSOCIATION ELECTIONS PRIMER While the national elections are well behind us, those for the Reston Association Board of Directors are getting underway. The ninemember board guides the direction and sets policy for the Reston community. Each board director serves a threeyear term and is eligible to run for a second term. All members of the Reston Association, including property owners and renters, can run for office and vote. If you are interested in running for an open district seat, you must be a resident of that district.

The voting period begins at 5 p.m. on Monday, March 3, 2014. Ballots will be mailed to all Reston Association members. You may vote online at www.reston.org. Just click the “VOTE” button. You must use the USER NAME and PASSWORD on the back of your printed ballot. You may also vote via U.S. mail. Simply mark the ballot box (es) with a heavy “ X ” and return the ballot in the enclosed postage-paid envelope. All ballots must be received by 5 p.m., March 31, 2014. Allow sufficient time for delivery.

To run for the board, you must complete a Candidate’s Statement and Petition, with at least 25 valid RA member signatures, You can obtain the forms online at www.reston.org.

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IMPORTANT DATES JANUARY 31

Deadline for filing candidacy, 5 p.m.

MARCH 3

Ballots mailed to members. Internet voting opens, 5 p.m.

Candidates’ Forum, 7 p.m. Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive

MARCH 31

Deadline to return election ballots to counting agent’s office. Internet voting closes, 5 p.m.

APRIL 8

Annual Members’ Meeting — Election results announced at 7 p.m., Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive

If you have questions, you can call 703-435-6512 or e-mail electionscommittee@reston.org.


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COMMUNITY BUILDING RENTAL

MEETING FACILITIES RA’s Glade Room and Brown’s Chapel are frequently used for group functions, including cluster meetings, scout meetings, wedding ceremonies and a variety of classes.

BROWN’S CHAPEL, 11300 Baron Cameron Avenue Size: 914 square feet

RENTAL FEES: $20–$70 per hour (security deposit required) Contact Member Services to reserve a community room by calling 703-435-6530 or e-mailing reservations@reston.org.

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. It is perfect for church services, small meetings or classes. GLADE ROOM, 11550 Glade Drive Size: 881 square feet Located above the pool bathhouse at the intersection of Glade and Soapstone Drive. This facility is equipped with chairs to seat 75 people, four tables, restroom facilities, heating and air conditioning. It is an ideal facility for preschool groups, dance classes, small meetings and club functions.

PICNIC PAVILIONS

Available for rent seven days a week April through October, a perfect place for private parties and group gatherings. RENTAL FEES APPLY: $155/RA Members, $310/Corporate & Non-members HUNTERS WOODS PICNIC PAVILION (James “Jimmy” Wright Memorial Pavilion), at the corner of Steeplechase Drive and Reston Parkway. Size: 842 square feet The pavilion offers four picnic tables, one grill and ample parking (shared parking at Hunters Woods Pool or Hunters Woods Park).

NORTH HILLS PICNIC PAVILION Center Harbor Road and North Village Road Size: 1,024 square feet North Hills Picnic Pavilion offers electricity, water, lights, three large brick barbecue grills, two portable restrooms, six picnic tables (under cover of pavilion), tot-lot and ample parking.

BROWN’S CHAPEL PICNIC PAVILION Located next to Brown’s Chapel, 11300 Baron Cameron Avenue

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

This pavilion is equipped with four picnic tables, two grills, and restrooms. The pavilion is near a basketball court, ball fields, an exercise trail and a tot-lot. Lake Newport is close by for fishing off the dock/ dam. Brown’s Chapel Picnic Pavilion is available on a firstcome, first-serve basis at no charge.

A wood-chipped tot-lot, equipped with swings and a jungle gym, is an inviting place for youngsters to romp and play. The Pony Barn contains seven picnic tables, two grills and two portable restrooms. Water available.

LAKE ANNE PICNIC PAVILION 11301 North Shore Drive Size: 900 square feet Lake Anne Park includes a tot-lot, two large grills and a restroom facility. Six picnic tables are situated under cover. Basketball court, tennis court, sand volleyball court, water, electricity, and ample parking also are available. Recreational courts are not included in private reservation.

TEMPORARY ROAD PICNIC PAVILION Corner of North Shore Drive and Temporary Road Size: 892 square feet The pavilion is equipped with ten picnic tables (eight of which are under cover), one large grill, two portable restrooms, swing set and four benches situated throughout the park. Parking is available in 16 marked spaces or at curbside. Water fountain available.

Contact Member Services to reserve a Picnic Pavilion by calling 703-435-6530 or e-mailing reservations@reston.org.

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I NFO & RESOURCES

RESTON ASSOCIATION COMMON AREA 1. Owners, including owners of property adjacent to the Common Area, shall not attempt to nor improve, alter, landscape or mow Reston Association (RA) Common Area. 2. Owners, including owners of property adjacent to the Common Area, shall confine all fencing (including invisible fencing), sheds, or any other development to their own property. 3. RA meadows in the Common Area shall be mowed annually by RA staff only. 4. Smoking is prohibited within all RA Community Building, 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. 5. Horseback riding shall be confined to designated bridle paths.

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6. Dogs are to be walked on a leash in accordance with Fairfax County regulations. Cats, while on Common Area, must also be walked on a leash. Except for service dogs, no pets are permitted on active recreation areas, including but not limited to, such areas as playgrounds, picnic and multi-purpose courts, and play fields. 7. Dumping of any refuse, including but not limited to, grass clippings, leaves, Christmas trees, appliances, old sofas, crank case oil, etc., is prohibited. [Also see Amended Deed Section VI.2(b).] 8. No invasive exotic plants or animals (especially invasive plants such as bamboo and English ivy) shall be introduced to the RA Common Area. 9. Unless specifically authorized by the Association, the use of any motor vehicles or other motorized vehicle, other than governmental police, fire and rescue vehicles, on walkways or other Common Area is prohibited. [Also see Amended Deed Section VI.2(db)(10).] 10. Loitering, as defined by Fairfax County Code Article 1 Section 5-1-2, is prohibited. Specifically, it shall be unacceptable for any person to loiter at, on, or in RA Common Area in the following manner: a. To interfere, impede or hinder the free passage of pedestrian or authorized vehicular traffic; b. To threaten or do physical harm to another member or members of the public; c. To threaten or do physical damage to

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

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


DIRECTORY & FACILITIE S RESTON ASSOCIATION HEADQUARTERS (14)

NEWBRIDGE TENNIS COURTS (17)

BROWN’S CHAPEL PARK (4)

RESTON ASSOCIATION CENTRAL SERVICES FACILITY (10)

WALKER NATURE EDUCATION CENTER (30)

12001 SUNRISE VALLEY DRIVE 703-435-6530

11718 GOLF COURSE SQUARE

BARON CAMERON AVENUE

NORTH HILLS POOL (1)

SHADOWOOD TENNIS COURTS (23)

HUNTERS WOODS PICNIC PAVILION (25)

12250 SUNSET HILLS ROAD 703-437-7658

11450 GLADE DRIVE 703-476-9689

1325 NORTH VILLAGE ROAD

2201 SPRINGWOOD DRIVE

STEEPLECHASE DRIVE

TEMPORARY ROAD PICNIC PAVILION (11)

NORTH HILLS TENNIS COURTS (1)

LAKE ANNE PICNIC PAVILION (6)

TEMPORARY ROAD/NORTH SHORE DRIVE

WALKER NATURE EDUCATION CENTER CAMPFIRE RING (31)

AUTUMNWOOD POOL (2) 11950 WALNUT BRANCH ROAD

1325 NORTH VILLAGE ROAD

11301 NORTH SHORE DRIVE

DOGWOOD POOL (24)

HOOK ROAD TENNIS COURTS (9)

NORTH HILLS PICNIC PAVILION (1)

2460 GREEN RANGE ROAD

FAIRWAY DRIVE/HOOK ROAD

1325 NORTH VILLAGE ROAD

GLADE POOL (29)

AUTUMNWOOD TENNIS COURTS (2)

PONY BARN PICNIC PAVILION (28)

11950 WALNUT BRANCH ROAD

TRIPLE CROWN/ STEEPLECHASE DRIVE

11550 GLADE DRIVE

GOLF COURSE ISLAND POOL (12) 11301 LINKS DRIVE

BARTON HILL TENNIS COURTS (20)

HUNTERS WOODS POOL (26)

SUNRISE VALLEY DRIVE/ BARTON HILL ROAD

SOAPSTONE DRIVE/LAWYERS ROAD

2501 RESTON PARKWAY

LAKE AUDUBON POOL (22)

COLTS NECK TENNIS COURTS (27) COLTS NECK ROAD

2070 TWIN BRANCHES ROAD

LAKE NEWPORT POOL (3)

GLADE TENNIS COURTS (29) 11550 GLADE DRIVE

11601 LAKE NEWPORT ROAD

LAKE THOREAU POOL (19) 2040 UPPER LAKES DRIVE

NEWBRIDGE POOL (17) 11768 GOLF COURSE SQUARE

TALL OAKS POOL (13) 12025 NORTH SHORE DRIVE

UPLANDS POOL (7) 11032 RING ROAD

LAKE ANNE TENNIS COURTS (6)

NORTH SHORE POOL (8)

11301 NORTH SHORE DRIVE

11515 NORTH SHORE DRIVE

RIDGE HEIGHTS POOL (21)

NORTH SHORE QUICKSTART 36 FT TENNIS COURTS (8)

11400 RIDGE HEIGHTS ROAD

11515 NORTH SHORE DRIVE

SHADOWOOD POOL (23)

UPPER LAKES TENNIS COURTS (18)

2201 SPRINGWOOD DRIVE

UPPER LAKES DRIVE/SUNRISE VALLEY DRIVE

LAKE NEWPORT TENNIS COURTS (5) 11452 BARON CAMERON AVENUE

UPLANDS TENNIS COURTS (7)

POLO FIELDS RECREATION AREA (15) THUNDER CHASE DRIVE

11032 RING ROAD

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