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CONTENTS

20 FEATURES NoVa Mini Maker Faire

BY KELLEY WESTENHOFF

All you need is innovation, creativity, and a supportive business. Cover: Drone flown at the NoVa Mini Maker Faire. Strategic Plan for Reston Photographer: Dan Arango BY KEN KNUEVEN Reston’s future is in your hands. Strategic Plan discussions kick off the new year.

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Developing the 2016/2017 Budget; What Matters Most? Community Volunteers and the World Police & Fire Games Evolution of Representative Government in Virginia

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Dream, Create and Inspire

One Tree Can Feed 120 People

Spreading art appreciation through Reston, one office complex at a time.

The spirit of the holidays makes a difference all year long.

BY RUDY GUERNICA

Build on Successes of the Affordable Care Act, Not Dismantle It Reston Camp Expo Reston's Integrated Schools

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BY ANDY SIGLE

ON THE STREET 24 26

Are You a BFB? New Travel Option on I-95

AROUND RESTON 30

Go Green and Mow Manual


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Scout Projects 5K Fund Run & Walk Reston’s Arbor Day Habitat Heroes Projects Garlic Mustard Challenge Invasive Plant Removal Day Stream Monitoring Kids' Trout Fishing Day Potomac River Watershed Cleanup Team Building with a Difference

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BOARD & GOVERNANCE 102 Board Actions 102 RA Annual Meeting 103 Board of Directors

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104 Reston Association Common Area 105 Fishing and Boating Guidelines 106 Facilities and Map

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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 long@reston.org PHOTOGRAPHER Sean Bahrami sean@reston.org CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS Carl Hutzler, Charles A. Veatch, Colena Turner, Dan Arango, David Madison, Jamie Smith, Jim Kirby, Jordan Majoros, LRA Members, Mark Majoros, Michael Sanio, Nick Bauer, Pete Staples, Steven Shur RA CONTRIBUTORS Abby Stocking, Ashleigh Soloff, Cate Fulkerson, Claudia Thompson-Deahl, Ha Brock, Katie Shaw, Ken Rosenthal, Laura Kowalski, Lisa Delgado, Mary Conaway, Nicki Bellezza, Rob Tucker, Willa Whitacre COMMUNITY CONTRIBUTORS Andy Sigle, Cathy Hudgins, Gerry Connolly, Jüris Kelley, Kelley Westenhoff, Ken Knueven, Ken Plum, Leila Gordon, Mike McGurk, Pat Hynes, Rudy Guernica ADVERTISING Shannon B. Duffy E-mail: shannonbduffy@gmail.com 703-508-4815 Mobile: Reston is published quarterly by the Reston Association. Send correspondence or address changes to Reston Association at 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 201913404, 703-435-6530. All articles © Reston Association 2015. 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. 703-435-6530. Email 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. Content submitted by guest columnists reflect their own viewpoints and are not endorsed by Reston Association. RESTON ASSOCIATION 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 Email: member_services@reston.org

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Developing the 2016/2017 Budget; What Matters Most? O BY CATE FULKERSON

ne of the most important activities the Reston Association Board and Staff undertake together is the development of the biennial budget. As a dues paying member, I along with you, want to feel the Association is spending our hard earned dollars wisely — applying money to projects, policies and programs that bring value to you and to the community. Over the next several months the Association will begin the process of establishing the 2016 and 2017 Operating and Capital Budgets. To accomplish this successfully requires three key elements: 1) a zero-based financial review of current administrative, service and program activities; 2) a “road map” or strategic plan that will guide the activities of the organization for the next five years; and, 3) active community involvement. While staff undertakes the first task; the Board, Senior Leadership Team, and RA committee leaders will embark on updating the Association’s multi-year strategic plan. The last task involves you. As a stakeholder of the Association, your perspective on what matters most on how the organization’s dollars are spent is critical to charting a course that will help us achieve our

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mission: To preserve and enhance the Reston community through outstanding leadership, service, and stewardship of our resources. Call to Action: This spring we will hold meetings in each of Reston’s four voting districts: Lake Anne/Tall Oaks, South Lakes, Hunters Woods/ Dogwood, and North Point. Please attend and be ready to get involved. During these meetings: -- I will report out the findings of our zero-based financial review of current administrative, service and program activities; -- Our Board President, Ken Knueven, will present the Association’s new multiyear strategic plan for the period covering 2016-2020; and, -- You will tell us what matters most, where you think we should apply your money to projects, policies and programs that bring value to you and to the community.

In addition to the meetings, we are also collecting input on the 2016/2017 Budget through our website or, you can contact me directly. I value your input and welcome your involvement. These are your

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THESE ARE YOUR DOLLARS, AS A STAKEHOLDER I WANT TO KNOW WHAT MATTERS MOST TO YOU, BECAUSE, TOGETHER WE MAKE RESTON GREAT.

dollars, as a stakeholder I want to know what matters most to you, because, together we make Reston great. I look forward to talking with you soon. Cate Fulkerson is the CEO of Reston Association.


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Strategic Plan for Reston BY KEN KNUEVEN  PHOTOGRAPHY BY DAVID MADISON

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ince the beginning of 2012, the Reston Association (RA) board of directors and the staff have been following the 2012-2016 strategic plan and making decisions which adhere to the areas of focus, and the goals associated with each. In recent CEO reports, members have been able to see the progress and items accomplished, documenting the success of the current plan and implementation. However, the current plan is reaching the end of its lifecycle and a new plan needs to be created, discussed and adopted by the board. And, as we confirmed with the 2014-2016 budget cycle, any plan needs to have input and buy-in from our members to accurately reflect the wants and needs of the Reston community. Therefore, we will once again be coming to you, our members, for your assistance. The areas of focus and respective goals for the current strategic plan include:

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Change and Opportunity -- To promote the Essential Elements of Reston as standards for the development, redevelopment and revitalization of our community. Community Leadership and Engagement -- To be the leader, representing Reston’s interests, promoting partnerships and fostering community involvement Programs and Services -- To provide high quality programs and services to meet the needs of the Reston community Sustainability and Community Viability -- To effectively manage all resources, resulting in a sustainable and viable community Technology -- To actively meet the

needs of our members, staff and community through the effective use of technology As there are elements of each of these focus areas which we wish to continue to strengthen and improve, there isn’t anything that says we can’t maintain the emphasis on any given area. But, we do need to acknowledge and prepare for the growth and changes Reston will continue to experience. We need to prepare for those opportunities, and the timing of creating our new strategic plan couldn’t be better. Now we need to turn our attention to drafting the plan that will take us through the next five years, knowing this road map needs to accommodate the twists and turns that we anticipate with the expansion of the Silver Line, the influx of new development and the changes outlined in Phase II of the Reston Specific Master Plan. The RA Board

of Directors knows this isn’t a plan we can create in a vacuum and will be relying on input from staff, committees and you, our biggest contributors. Start thinking about the direction you think we should be heading, and the best way to get there. Please keep an eye out for community meeting dates and more information on the next strategic plan. Working together, we can continue to make Reston great. Ken Knueven is president of the Board of Directors of Reston Association. He represents RA on the boards of IPAR and Friends of Reston. Because he works in Reston as well, Knueven does get to experience the Reston motto: Live, Work, Play and Get Involved™.

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Community Volunteers and the World Police & Fire Games L BY CATHY HUDGINS ď Ž PHOTOS PROVIDED BY FAIRFAX VOLUNTEER STAFF

ooking out the window of my new office at the new North County Government Center on Cameron Glen Drive, I am reminded of the fairly graphic distinction between January and July. While it is never quiet in the Hunter Mill District Office, the pace of the work ebbs and flow with the seasonal differences too. It reflects the annual cycle of county business and processes. So, too with the weather and related outdoor activities. One significant and much anticipated 10-day outdoor event this July will be the 2015 World Police & Fire Games. The biennial Games, June 26 through July 5, celebrate the athletic ability, honor, courage and camaraderie of first responders from around the world. About 12,000 athletes from 70 countries will compete in 61 different sports throughout the region, including in Fairfax County and in Reston. And the sports events are free of charge, to boot. However, the games would not be possible without the support of local, regional, and national partners. Our office and staff are pleased to provide that local, on-the-ground support. We will be hosting some of the personnel facilitating the operations of the games in the North County Governmental Center. Our physical proximity to the Athletes

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ONE SIGNIFICANT AND MUCH ANTICIPATED 10-DAY OUTDOOR EVENT NEXT JULY WILL BE THE 2015 WORLD POLICE & FIRE GAMES.

Village at Reston Town Center and many event sites makes it a natural hub for coordinating the smooth functioning of the games. Questions related to venue sites, parking, and altered traffic patterns will be addressed in the coming months as part of an ongoing community outreach effort. As more details of this exciting event become available, they will be shared with you. Another critical element to the smooth functioning of the daily activities would be volunteers. Volunteers have been integral to the success of the World Police & Fire Games since they were first used during the 1985 games in San Jose, Calif. As Fairfax County prepares to host the games, the role of volunteers has never been more important- and lots of them. The 2015 World Police & Fire Games will need upwards of 3,000 people to take on a wide variety of roles across the National Capital Region during the games. Bet you are wondering

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what you might be able to do? Believe it or not, there are volunteers helping Fairfax 2015 now. Fairfax 2015 is the organizing committee and independent nonprofit established to coordinate, promote, and operate all activities related to the 2015 games. It is through Fairfax 2015 that the volunteers are managed. Currently, volunteers are in the games office, working online, and in booth promotions. By June, volunteers will be welcoming visitors, transporting athletes, assisting sports coordinators in the delivery of sport, and helping the technology team, behind the scenes, to make sure the event results are displayed quickly and accurately. Medical team volunteers will help ensure the health

and safety of not only the athletes, but the staff and spectators as well. To serve as an ambassador of Fairfax County, individuals can complete an interest form found at http://fairfax2015.com/ volunteer. Remember without volunteers the games cannot exist. So make a note on your calendar to attend at least some of the events. You will be impressed by what you see at the games of heroes. 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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Evolution of Representative Government in Virginia A BY KEN PLUM

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fter struggling for more than a decade to establish a colony in the New World, a representative group of Englishmen from the plantations surrounding Jamestown gathered in the mud-daub church on the island for a meeting to decide how they were going to live together. That meeting in 1619 is recorded in history as the beginning of representative democracy in America. The Virginia Commonwealth’s legislative body, the General Assembly, traces its roots to that church meeting in Jamestown, making it the oldest continuous legislative body in this hemisphere. Fortunately, some members of the General Assembly continued to meet in Alexandria during the Civil War when the state had otherwise seceded from the Union, keeping the longest claim for representative government alive. While the British Parliament maintained its authority over the Virginia colony even as representative government grew in Virginia, it was the conflict over power between the colonial legislature and the Mother Country that led to the American Revolution. Even though the issues about governing life in the colonies seem simple to us now, the same basic structure of representative democracy continues today to govern even

as the issues have become much more complex. A major change over the centuries has been expansion of the electorate from only land-owning, white males to near universal suffrage today. Additionally, the units of local and community governance have been expanded to deal with local issues. Some of the basic business handled by the colonists meeting in the church in Jamestown is now handled by state or local government and in the case of our community, the Reston Association. Representative government works only to the extent that the governed are willing to take part. While there continues to be a concern about voter participation, Reston citizens are always on the high end of taking part. I continue to be impressed with the number of Restonians who volunteer with Reston Association and other community organizations to protect and enhance the quality of life in our community. We have gone well beyond what the Virginia colonists ever could have envisioned with representative government in our state and in our community of Reston. Delegate Plum represents the 36th District, including all of Reston, in the Virginia House of Delegates.


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drop off donations

january 2 – March 6

RCC is collecting the following for Diva Central:

dresses • shoes • jewelry handbags • accessories Please drop off items at rcc hunters woods: 2310 colts neck road. All donations are appreciated, however, we ask that donations are in good condition, no older than five years old (circa 2010), and dry cleaned before they are donated. If dry cleaning is not possible, please inform us at the time of drop off. Dress donations will benefit students in Reston and surrounding areas. Donations are tax deductible. For more information, please contact Kenny burrowes, Teen and Family Program director, at 703-390-6158 or Kenny.burrowes@fairfaxcounty.gov.

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Build on Successes of the Affordable Care Act, Not Dismantle It F BY GERRY CONNOLLY  PHOTOGRAPHY BY JAMIE SMITH

our years ago, Congress was at a crossroads. After more than a year of public debate, constituent meetings, and town halls, Congress had a choice to make: Choose to set our nation on the path to improved access and quality of health care for millions of Americans, young and old, and contain the costs of that care; or continue the status quo, leaving more families without the basic care they need. We were tackling an issue that Congress had been struggling with for the better part of the past century, since Teddy Roosevelt first called for comprehensive health care in America. After carefully studying the Affordable Care Act, examining its effects on the American health care system, I asked myself three basic questions: Will it bring down premium costs for families and small businesses? Will it improve access to care? And finally, will it reduce the deficit? Ultimately, I believed the answer to each of these questions to be yes and proudly cast my vote in support of this bill. There were many important

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CONGRESS HAD A CHOICE TO MAKE: CHOOSE TO SET OUR NATION ON THE PATH TO IMPROVED ACCESS AND QUALITY OF HEALTH CARE FOR MILLIONS OF AMERICANS, YOUNG AND OLD, AND CONTAIN THE COSTS OF THAT CARE; OR CONTINUE THE STATUS QUO, LEAVING MORE FAMILIES WITHOUT THE BASIC CARE THEY NEED.

benefits from the Affordable Care Act that many of us in Reston immediately felt. No longer are we denied health insurance because of a pre-existing condition, and young adult children up to the age of 26

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are now covered by their parents’ policies. The law is closing the prescription drug donut hole for seniors and everyone now benefits from access to free, preventive screenings. We eliminated arbitrary annual and lifetime caps on coverage and required insurance companies to provide consumer rebates. Not that there weren’t hiccups along the way. I think all of us can agree the rollout of the health care website could have, and should have, gone better. And I, like many of our neighbors, believe the Supreme Court erred when it decided states such as Virginia could opt out of Medicare expansion, eliminating access to health care to hundreds of thousands of low-income Virginians who make too much to qualify for Medicaid but not enough to receive insurance subsidies. Here we are a year removed from the Affordable Care Act being fully implemented, and I am reminded of those three questions, and left with another: Has the Affordable Care Act lived up to those promises? Let’s start with whether the Affordable Care Act has reduced the cost of health care and slowed

health care spending. The data shows that health care premium increases slowed to just 3 percent last year, considerably less than the double-digit increases experienced annually in the 1990s and early 2000s. Premiums have actually grown at a slower rate during the past five years than they did the preceding five years. A recent New York Times analysis found that “of the 7.3 million people who signed up for private insurance through online exchanges, 85 percent qualified for federal subsidies that decreased the cost of their premiums.” Further, families and small businesses are saving money thanks to a new requirement that insurance companies have to spend at least 80 percent of every premium dollar they receive on quality health care. Nationally, 6.8 million Americans received an average rebate of $80 in 2013, and small businesses saved $2.5 billion as a result of this reform. The tax credits available to small employers are making insurance more affordable for employers and employees. In fact, since the Affordable Care Act was adopted, national spending on health care


has slowed to its lowest level since data collection on health care costs began more than 50 years ago. What about expanding access to health care? Even with the slow rollout of the health care website, more than 10.3 million uninsured adults have gotten coverage since the start of Open Enrollment, and, in just one year, we’ve reduced the number of uninsured adults by 26 percent. Millions more are expected to sign up this year, and let’s not forget, the uninsured population would be significantly reduced if more states, including Virginia, expanded Medicaid. Those states that have expanded Medicaid have realized a significant drop in their uncompensated care costs, which prior to the Affordable Care Act, were passed on to consumers in the form of higher premiums.

In addition, consumers now have more choice of affordable plans with increased competition. A recent analysis of 21 states showed the number of insurance markets with just one or two carriers had dropped by 75 percent. We not only have expanded access to health insurance, but we also are improving health outcomes as a result of additional screenings, access to preventive care, and implementing better health care practices that reward outcomes, not the number of tests provided. Which leads us to the final question: Has the Affordable Care Act worked to reduce the deficit? The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office has found the law will save more than $200 billion over 10 years and more than $1 trillion in the following decade.

We’ve already seen reductions in Medicare spending because of the Affordable Care Act. As a result, Medicare solvency is now projected to last until at least 2030, four years later than anticipated a year ago. In fact, CBO reports, “The difference between the current estimate for Medicare’s 2019 budget and the estimate for the 2019 budget four years ago is about $95 billion dollars. That sum is greater than the government is expected to spend that year on unemployment insurance, welfare and Amtrak — combined. It’s equal to about one-fifth of the expected Pentagon budget in 2019.” These facts and projected longterm health care trends clearly demonstrate the Affordable Care Act is working. Can it be tweaked or improved? Of course it can. Look no further than Social Security, a program

that has served our country well for almost 80 years, as evidence that we can continue to improve legislation. But reckless rhetoric of “Repeal and Replace” is not the answer. We should build on the successes of the ACA and make it even better, not dismantle a program that is fulfilling its goals of lower costs, improved access to quality care, and deficit reduction. Congressman Gerry Connolly represents Virginia’s 11th District, which includes Reston. A former chairman of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, he serves on both the Oversight & Government Reform and the Foreign Affairs committees.

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CAMP EXPO

BY LEILA GORDON  PHOTOS PROVIDED BY RESTON COMMUNITY CENTER

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Reston Camp Expo Saturday, January 24 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. RCC Hunters Woods

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he best thing to do in the depths of winter while we shiver and hustle from warm place to warm place is to dream of summer. You can get a head start on the sunshine at the Second Annual Reston Summer Camp Expo on January 24 at RCC Hunters Woods. Hard as it may be to believe, the planners in parks and recreation programs all over our community have been hard at work designing the summer of your dreams — well, the summer of your kids' dreams, actually! There are short camps, long camps, traditional day camps, specialty subject camps, theatre camps, art camps, golf camps, soccer camps, sewing camps — whatever the interest or the age, there is something fun to do in the summer in Reston.

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Visitors to the Reston Camp Expo can meet with camp providers from the non-profit and government agencies that provide programs in Reston. There will also be a "Summer Jobs Hot Spot" for those seeking employment in the park/recreation field. For people with less familiarity with summer camp programs there will be onsite "concierge" support to help you navigate the options. This event is one that is planned with all of the partners involved in the Serving Reston Youth Coalition. Serving Reston Youth is examining how to assure that any child in Reston who is interested in summer or after-school fun and enrichment can participate in the programs being offered in our community — regardless of ability or income.

THERE ARE SHORT CAMPS, LONG CAMPS, TRADITIONAL DAY CAMPS, SPECIALTY SUBJECT CAMPS, THEATRE CAMPS, ART CAMPS, GOLF CAMPS, SOCCER CAMPS, SEWING CAMPS — WHATEVER THE INTEREST OR THE AGE, THERE IS SOMETHING FUN TO DO IN THE SUMMER IN RESTON.


The exhibitors are all working hard on making their displays and interactive experiences for the Expo as much fun as possible, so bring the kids to sample a taste of summer. There are door prizes, popcorn, performances, and lots more to enjoy. Participants will take away lots of terrific information, and registration materials will be available during the Expo if you see the perfect option for you. With so many camp programs opening their registration processes around the beginning of February, this is the perfect time to investigate the offerings and start planning. Reston Summer Camp Expo is free and and hosted by Reston Community Center. Sponsors include all the partners of Serving Reston Youth. The Serving Reston

Youth Coalition Partners: Reston Community Center, Reston Association, Fairfax CountyReston YMCA, Neighborhood and Community Services/Therapeutic Recreation, Fairfax County Park Authority (RecPAC), School Age Child Care Program (SACC), Cornerstones, and Fairfax County Public Schools. Leila Gordon has been the RCC Executive Director since 2008.

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Reston's Integrated Schools A BY PAT HYNES

s the Hunter Mill member on the Fairfax County School Board, I have the privilege of representing three really great communities: Reston, the Town of Vienna, and parts of Herndon. Throughout Hunter Mill, the sense of community is strong, and that translates directly into tremendous support for our schools. Parents and educators in Hunter Mill can count on neighbors and public and private partners to help make our schools the best anywhere. But Reston provides a unique benefit to our schools, which I think we should take a moment to celebrate. Of all the great ideas that Reston's founders had, their commitment to diversity was the boldest, I think, and ultimately the keystone of this community's success. Socioeconomic diversity is also the greatest gift Reston gives our schools. An abiding faith in integration should inform all of our decisions as educators. Separate is still not equal. Research and common sense tell us that no matter how much we spend to try to correct for socioeconomic status, our children are better off in integrated classrooms with high expectations. All of our children. I'd be happy to share the research with anyone who's interested. Unless we are willing to bus children across this vast county, which I would never recommend, schools inherit the diversity of their neighborhoods. Fairfax County is increasingly a have-and-havenot place, with school-size pockets of wealth and school-size pockets of poverty. Our housing patterns, county-wide, continue to concentrate and isolate certain

ethnic groups. As a result, we have segregated schools, not by design, but by default. Like many school systems facing this challenge, FCPS budgets considerable extra resources to our schools with high rates of poverty and English language learners. The extra funds help provide smaller student/teacher ratios, hire ESOL specialists and parent liaisons, and make up for lower levels of PTA support. Still, it's not enough. Children at our highneeds schools continue to lag behind their peers at better integrated schools, despite the extra efforts we make. Fortunately, we have models that show us a better way. Montgomery County in Maryland has the country's oldest and largest inclusionary zoning program. Since 1976, developers in Montgomery County have been required to set aside a portion of their units as affordable housing, which has created over 12,000 moderately priced homes in that time. Families eligible for housing assistance in Montgomery County enter a lottery and are placed either in large public housing complexes or individual units in those integrated developments. The results for Montgomery County children show that living in integrated neighborhoods and attending integrated schools results in better academic achievement, in spite of the extra subsidies that Montgomery County provides for its higher-needs schools. Reston tells the same story. From its beginning fifty years ago, when Fairfax County schools were still segregated by policy, Reston has embraced racial and economic diversity. Because Reston neighborhoods were designed to include

AN ABIDING FAITH IN INTEGRATION SHOULD INFORM ALL OF OUR DECISIONS AS EDUCATORS. SEPARATE IS STILL NOT EQUAL.

all housing levels, our low-income families are not isolated. Most of our children attend well integrated schools and our schools are places of high academic achievement. There is more work to do, even here in Reston. We have a few schools with higher-than-ideal concentrations of need. We must be more vigilant as a school system about academic tracking that has the effect of segregating classrooms within our schools. We must be more willing to have tough conversations about not only poverty and English language proficiency, but also about race. Fifty years ago, Dr. King called us to dream of an America in which children from every race and background would join hands as brothers and sisters. For fifty years here in Reston, that dream has been a goal, fueled by passion and unwavering vision. We today are the beneficiaries of that vision in so many ways, and we are called to continue the work. Pat Hynes is a Hunter Mill District Representative.

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ON THE STREET | STORIES | CURRENT EVENTS | HIGHLIGHTS

NOVA MINI

BY KELLEY WESTENHOFF  PHOTOGRAPHY BY CARL HUTZLER AND DAN ARANGO

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f you stop by Nova Labs on a Sunday evening, you might be forgiven for thinking that the most exciting science fair project ever is under construction. Tools are whirring, robots are moving, Lego™ is turning into structures, electronic bits and parts are metamorphosing into something else, and kids are everywhere. But Nova Labs is not just about kids. If you stop by most other evenings when the adults take over the place, you’ll know you’ve discovered the place in Reston where ideas too cool for a science fair go on to live another life. Nova Labs, located at 1916 Isaac Newton Square West in Reston, is a makerspace. What that means is defined by the activities going on there at any given moment. This 10,000-square-foot space hosts meet-ups for people interested in

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robotics, drones, Arduinos, FPGA (field programmable gate array) programming, Raspberry Pi™, environmental sustainability, metal shaping and fastening, woodworking, and the list goes on. The tools available range from 3D printers to laser cutters to an entire wood shop to CnC machines. But the most valuable resource is that inventors of all types have a good chance of finding their “tribe” here — someone who shares their interest or passion and can help them on their journey to the next great discovery. There are three levels of membership. Any member of the public who would like to take a class is welcome — and there are classes on all kinds of subjects. The next level is for Associate Members who are asked to show their support at a suggested $50/month. The category of membership


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that allows the most access comes by recommendation only. The financial commitment is $100 per month, and these full members have a key in order to access the building whenever genius strikes — even if it’s the middle of the night. Nova Labs members take safety seriously. Members must be checked out in order to use any of the woodshop tools, laser cutter, or 3D Printers, but once they are, they are welcome to use the tools to make whatever project strikes their curiosity bone. You can see how extensive their offerings are, including a calendar for classes and meet-ups, at www.nova-labs.org. Nova Labs has a distinct community involvement mission and has been very involved with some great projects in this past year. Their UAV (Drone) group meets regularly to work on their entry for the Wildlife Conservation UAV Challenge, in which teams from all over the world are tackling the problem of poaching by using Drone technology. Quasischool groups meet at Nova Labs regularly to let kids take stuff apart

March 15 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tickets are now available at http://makerfairenova.com. and discover what delights them. The biggest and best project of 2014 was Nova Labs’ involvement as a major sponsor of the first ever NoVa Mini Maker Faire held at South Lakes High School and Langston Hughes Middle Schools on March 16, 2014. Attended by over 4,000 people, the Faire was a great opportunity for people from all over Northern Virginia to share their passion for inventions, creations, and flights of fancy. There were exhibits for Arduino, 3D printing, robotics, drones, weaving, woodworking, makerspaces, young makers, solar energy, wool felting, Raspberry Pi™, jewelry

making, rocketry, sustainability, bicycle projects, costumes, and many other cool ideas. On March 15, 2015, the second annual NoVa Mini Maker Faire will be held in the same locations, but with the addition of a huge outdoor space and two extra hours (10 a.m.-5 p.m.). The Call for Makers has already gone out, and applications for participation are already rolling in. Organizers expect even more exhibitors in 2015 as well as increased attendance due to the Reston-Wiehle East Metro station opening and the success of last year's Maker Faire. One of the organizers, Brian Jacoby, adds, “We not only expect more people and longer hours, but also hope to provide inspiration for the community by showcasing the do-it-yourself innovation

happening right around us.” In other words, those who attended last year can expect more of the same, only bigger and better. The message for those who missed it last year: Prepare to be AMAZED! There are many ways to get involved with the Faire, including one of Reston residents' favorites — volunteering! Click on the volunteer tab at makerfairenova.com. Organizers are also offering sponsorship opportunities for companies and individuals interested in riding the Maker wave. Potential sponsors should send an email to organizers@ makerfairenova.com Kelley Westenhoff lives, bikes, plays, and gets involved in Reston. She is currently chair of the Pedestrian & Bicycling Advisory Committee.

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magine your employees arriving at their desks energized, alert and more productive than ever. Picture your healthcare costs plummeting and staff morale skyrocketing. Envision customers flocking to your door instead of the competition. How do you get there? Become a Bicycle Friendly Business (BFB). The bicycle isn’t just a great transportation option; it’s an economic engine that can drive your business to higher profits, happier employees and more loyal patrons. Encouraging bicycling showcases your commitment to sustainability, healthy living and accessibility for all. And biking doesn’t just enhance your bottom line — it says your business is a fun, engaging and exciting place to work or shop. Any corporation, organization, association, public agency or non-profit that actively promotes bicycling, has a distinct workplace outside of the home and has two or more employees, is eligible to apply for recognition as a BFB.

Benefit of Being a BFB

The League of American Bicyclists recognizes deserving businesses at the Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum level, but all applicants receive valuable feedback and assistance in becoming more bicycle friendly. When your business joins the many BFBs across the nation, you’ll get recognition in a national press release, decals for your workplace, and a profile on the

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League website and in the League’s annual yearbook which is distributed to 10,000 homes across the nation. Silver and higher awards also receive a bicycle print award. The League also recognizes deserving communities, and Reston is a Bronze level Bike Friendly Community.

How do I Get Started?

Fill out the short “screening” BFB scorecard to see if your business is ready to apply by clicking on the link below: http://bikeleague.org/sites/ default/files/BFB_Application_ Questions_2015.pdf You can also access the formal application and additional resources at bikeleague.org/ business. Happy Biking. http://bikeleague.org/ business Questions? Reston’s Pedestrian and Bicycling Advisory Committee (PBAC) can help: pbac@reston.org.

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orthern Virginia drivers: the 95 Express Lanes are open. The 95 Express Lanes — a conversion of the existing high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes to high-occupancy toll (HOT) lanes — will provide faster, more predictable travel on I-95 in Northern Virginia. The new lanes add new choices, length and capacity. It's important to prepare before you take your first trip on the Express Lanes. Here's what you need to know:

Rules of the Road

The 95 Express Lanes introduced new traffic patterns, an E-ZPass® requirement and rules of the road that are in effect 24/7. The Express Lanes are reversible. The reversal of the lanes is largely the same process and timing as today. Drivers should keep in mind that the Express Lanes will end and the HOV lanes will begin on I-395 just north of Edsall Road. It’s important to learn what to do when you encounter the transition area between the Express Lanes and HOV lanes:

Traveling Northbound in the Morning

The rules on the I-395 HOV lanes have not changed. When the HOV restriction is in effect, drivers on the 95 Express Lanes who are traveling alone or with one passenger need to exit from the Express Lanes to avoid entering the HOV lanes. HOV-3+ and eligible clean fuel plate vehicles

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can continue straight onto the I-395 HOV lanes. When the HOV restriction is not in effect, anyone can enter the I-395 HOV lanes.

Traveling Southbound in the Afternoon

Drivers in the regular I-95 lanes with an E-ZPass may choose to enter the Express Lanes. HOV3+ and eligible clean fuel plate vehicles with an E-ZPass or E-ZPass Flex can continue onto the Express Lanes from the I-395 HOV lanes. Drivers who don’t have an E-ZPass or don’t wish to travel on the Express Lanes may exit onto the regular I-95 lanes from the I-395 HOV lanes. For more information about the transition area just north of Edsall Road on I-395, visit: www.95ExpressLanes. com/transition.

E-ZPass 101

All drivers need an E-ZPass or E-ZPass® FlexSM to use the Express Lanes as there are no tollbooths or options to pay cash. The type of E-ZPass you need depends on how you plan to travel on I-95. Travel alone or with just one passenger? You need a standard E-ZPass, which will automatically pay the toll for every trip. If you already have an E-ZPass, it will work on the Express Lanes. Carpoolers, sluggers or those who travel frequently with three or more people in the vehicle can travel

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toll-free 24/7 on the Express Lanes with an E-ZPass Flex set to HOV mode. E-ZPass Flex gives carpoolers the flexibility to switch between HOV and toll-paying modes. E-ZPass Flex works like a standard E-ZPass, and is accepted wherever E-ZPass is accepted regardless of the position of the switch.

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Virginia E-ZPass customers who carpool can exchange their standard E-ZPass for an E-ZPass Flex or add an E-ZPass Flex as an additional transponder on their account. Visit www.ezpassva.com/EZPages/GetFlex or call the Customer Service Center at (877) 762-7824 for more information. For a smooth trip on the Express Lanes, ensure that your E-ZPass is correctly mounted in your car. You’ll also want to double check that your E-ZPass account is linked to your license plate and that your account is in good standing with sufficient funds

Whether you want to do some shopping at Potomac Mills Mall or at Stonebridge at Potomac Town Center, visit the National Museum of the Marine Corps, or go into Washington, D.C., the Express Lanes will help get you, where you need to go. The Express Lanes provide easier access to new destinations as well as a seamless connection to the 495 Express Lanes and into Tysons. Learn where you can get on and off the Express Lanes and get help planning your route at www.95ExpressLanes. com/accessing. While you're visiting the page, be sure to click on your entry and exit points to see more detailed maps. We look forward to seeing you on the 95 Express Lanes. Mike McGurk is the senior corporate relations associate at Transurban, the operator of the 495 and 95 Express Lanes.


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One Tree Can Feed 120

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t Vale United Methodist Church (www.valechurch.org), we have just finished our 7th annual Christmas Tree Sale. The Vale event is one of many local tree stands, but it is unique in that 100 percent of the total profit on each tree sold — every penny — is donated to the non-profit group, Stop Hunger Now (www. stophungernow.org). This partnership allows for the tag line of our sale to be: “Buy a Christmas Tree from Vale Church in Oakton — and Feed 120 People!”

IN 2013, WE RAISED ENOUGH FUNDS FOR 40,000+ MEALS. An average sized/priced tree purchased from Vale's tree lot enables Stop Hunger Now to deliver 120 life-saving meals to hungry children and families around the world. So, in addition to getting a highquality, freshly cut tree to adorn the home or office, the purchaser makes a tangible difference to the lives of others. In 2013, we raised enough funds for 40,000+ meals. Our 2014 goal was to raise funds for 50,000+ meals. We will be packaging those meals at the church on January 25, 2015, with the help of dozens of volunteers. This volunteer team, led by a Stop Hunger Now director, is comprised of members of our congregation AND patrons who purchased Trees from our lot — who are always warmly invited back to Vale to participate in the 4-5 hour packaging event. If you have never participated in a packaging event, it is something to behold. Imagine an assembly line with one side of the room filled with bags of raw ingredients (e.g. rice, dried vegetables, vitamin powders, etc.) and the other side

Top: Stop Hunger Now packaging event at Vale UMC, January 2014. Bottom Left: Vale UMC Tree Lot, December 2014. Bottom Right: Christmas Tree Unloading at Vale UMC, late November 2014 piled with cardboard boxes to be packed with sealed plastic bags of nutritious meals. In between, there are stations with volunteers filling, weighing, hot-sealing, boxing, etc. And when the assembly line gets going, it is loud, frenetic, but mostly just awesome. The camaraderie engendered by this positive mission of neighbors helping out neighbors near and far is truly heartwarming. The Stop Hunger Now representative brings a large gong that is rung

with every 1,000 packed meals. If you are in the area, you should hear the sound of 50 gong clangs on the afternoon of January 25, 2015. Vale Church is the “little white church building” located at the corner of Vale Road and Fox Mill Road in Oakton (11528 Vale Road, Oakton). Every year we have many beautiful and freshly cut trees, wreaths and pine roping on display for patrons to choose from, most from a mountaintop farm in the far

southwestern corner of Virginia. Tree purchasers enjoy free hot cider and cookies while picking out just the right tree or decorations. We hope you made it to our lot this past season. Either way, we hope to see you at our 8th annual Christmas Tree Sale in 2015. Andy Sigle is a former board member of Reston Association and currently serves as Vice-Chair of the Southgate Community Center Advisory Board.

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Go Green and Mow Manual BY JÜRIS KELLEY  PHOTOGRAPHY BY JÜRIS KELLEY

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oday, we all appreciate the need to conserve resources and generally go green. So when you think of going green in your yard you most likely think of rain barrels and minimizing the amount of fertilizer applied to your lawn. If you are lucky enough to have a nice green lawn, then you are most likely using one of the most polluting pieces of apparatus around to cut your lawn, the gas-powered lawnmower. Look at the innocent looking lawnmower. It cuts your grass very well;,it uses relatively little gas, and needs little maintenance. But what you may not know is that that little lawnmower produces about as much pollution as driving a car.1 How could that be? Well, it’s a design feature; or rather it's three features. Let me explain. Unlike that large, highly-efficient car engine, most lawnmowers (and other small gas engines like those used on leaf blowers) use a two-stroke design that ignites the spark plug once for both engine cycles, rather than a car’s four-stroke design. Each time the fuel mixture is charged into the two-stroke combustion chamber, part of the cumbustion leaks out through the exhaust port; that’s the design. Secondly, unlike car engines — that separate the gasoline from the oil — two-stroke engines combine the two. Unfortunately, oil is less combustible than gasoline, resulting in the oil not being fully combusted, leaving more unburnt hydrocarbons to enter the atmosphere. Worse yet, two-stroke engines have very weak compression, which

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Why I Switched to a Reel Mower

results in only a partial combustion of material. So to summarize, these engines inherently leak gasoline and oil even before ignition and when ignited, the weak compression does not adequately burn all the fuel and oil, emitting both into the atmosphere. And if that was not bad enough, the fuel mixture contains oil which does not completely burn, resulting in even more polltution. That’s nasty. Along with being environmentally friendly, manual push lawnmowers (actually called a push reel lawnmower) are simple to use, safe, inexpensive, and does not produce any noise.They are kind of fun to use. With a reel lawnmower, there is no hassle of pulling a starter cord; no mixing fuel; no cleaning fuel filters; and almost no other required maintenance. Just get it out of the garage and start mowing. They also are cheap. A classic reel mower retails for under $100, with fancy, over-engineered ones going for about $250. So if environmental, safety, convenience, and fiscal reasons are not

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enough to sell you on using a reel mower, how about quality of the cut? A traditional powered-mower uses helicopter-like blades that chop and tear the grass, while a reel mower cuts more like a scissor, leaving a cleaner and healthier lawn. So by now you may be asking yourself the big question — are they easy to push? And the answer is: of course. Most people find that a reel mower is easier to push than a powered-mower. The reason for this is weight. Reel mowers are very lightweight, while a powered mower can be 60 to 90 pounds, and you have to move all those pounds around every square foot of your yard. Go enjoy mowing the yard again. By using an old-fashion manual reel lawnmower. This is one time where the old-fashion device really — or reely — is better than the modern one. 1 - Source is EPA, 6/26/2012. Note that according to the EPA, an old reference that a lawnmower pollutes as much in one hour as does driving a car for 350 miles is not accurate.

I must admit that my household did not switch to a reel mower because of pollution, safety, noise, low maintenance, ease of use, cost, or effectiveness. Rather I switched so that my ten-yearold could safely mow the yard. My kids wanted to mow the yard, but they were too young to use a traditional power lawnmower with its large fast-moving and dangerous blades. A reel mower has a series of small blades that twirls fast but stops almost instantaneously when you stop pushing it, making it relatively safe for them (obviously, one still needs to be careful with any sharp object). With a push mower I can watch my ten-year-old have fun mowing the yard with ease. Now if I could only find a better way to pull weeds.

Jüris Kelley is a 26-year Reston resident. He has published in American Lawyer, Police Chief, SIGNAL, and many other magazines and peer-reviewed journals.


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Dream, Create and Inspire BY RUDY GUERNICA  PHOTOS PROVIDED BY LRA MEMBERS

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rt is a revelation,” says Patricia Macintyre, “an anecdote to all reality.” The founder of the League of Reston Artists (LRA) is surrounded by paintings in her gallery at Lake Anne, including her own beautiful rendering of the Van Gogh Bridge that greets you as you enter. In 1968, when Reston counted barely fifteen hundred brave souls, Pat gathered some thirty residents together to create an organization that would provide artists with opportunities to show their work and local businesses with a way to directly connect with Reston’s creativity and originality. She continues to devote much of her time and money to promote local artists, their groups and exhibits throughout Reston and the metropolitan area. Today, after more than 46 years, the organization that she founded — The League of Reston Artists — is still the premier group connecting local artists with art venues in the Greater Reston community and beyond. Jim Schlett, an accomplished photographer, currently heads the organization as its president. The League consists of an active roster of more than 120 artists, photographers

TODAY AFTER MORE THAN 46 YEARS, THE ORGANIZATION THAT SHE FOUNDED — THE LEAGUE OF RESTON ARTISTS — IS STILL THE PREMIER GROUP CONNECTING LOCAL ARTISTS WITH ART VENUES IN THE GREATER RESTON COMMUNITY AND BEYOND. and patrons of the visual arts, providing its members with opportunities to join with others to exhibit their work, gain insight into the creative process and provide the local community with appreciation for the many different aspects of art and creativity. It is an inclusive, volunteer-run, non-profit group whose mission is to “Dream, Create and Inspire.” There is a board of directors (made up of volunteer members) and a website — www.leagueofrestonartists.org — featuring a

Top: LRA IMAGIST show at JoAnne Rose Gallery, Lake Anne Bottom: LRA Founders show list of active artists and exhibit opportunities that includes links for artist resources and even LRA merchandise. The Reston Photographic Society (RPS) is a special interest group within LRA serving photographers within its membership. Joining LRA is as easy as registering on the site and donating forty dollars a year toward membership — twenty if you’re a student. The benefits are many. Gennara Moore is an iconic local artist and the Exhibits Coordinator for LRA. She deftly describes the organization as being composed of three parts; the heart,

the brain and the soul. As she explains, the HEART is the opportunities for members to exhibit, the BRAIN is the chance to learn and share techniques through a schedule of speakers and art tours, and the SOUL is LRA’s scholarship program that provides grants for young artists to encourage their creative journey. CREATE — LRA’s HEART is its Exhibitions. The League of Reston Artists was the first organization to bring artists together to offer them opportunities to show their work in local spaces. It started with

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Top left: National Cathedral windows by Dianne Cobb Top Right: Patricia Mcintyre installation Bottom Right: Installation view of Melanie Zucker Stanley solo exhibit at Reston Corner Bottom Left: FCPS Scholastic Art Awards ceremony. ‘pop-up’ galleries at empty commercial spaces in Lake Anne Plaza and Tall Oaks Center and today includes rotating exhibition spaces in partnership with local businesses like Cassidy-Turley real estate services, the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce, and the U.S. Geological Society, among others. Recent and current LRA shows include the ‘Imagist’ show of paintings and poetry at Lake Anne, ‘LRA Painters’ at the Reston Chamber of Commerce, ‘Changing Colors’ at Parkridge Five, and December’s two solo shows of photography by JoAnne Henck and Martina Parsley at Reston Corner One and Two, respectively. During all of 2014, LRA organized more than thirty-seven local exhibitions for its members and partners. DREAM — LRA’s BRAIN is its Seminars, Workshops and Tours. This is how members share inspiration and techniques for the often difficult task of creating and marketing art. LRA has sponsored tours of the National Cathedral with stained glass experts for a close-up view of its rose window and has

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visited the National Gallery of Art’s Restoration studios for a fascinating look at archival techniques and equipment. Recent seminars have included topics such as ‘Finding Your Artistic Voice’ and ‘Using Social Media to Market Your Art’. The Reston Photographic Society also hosts seminars on a broad range of topics and has regular non-competitive group critiques and photo field trips. INSPIRE — LRA’s SOUL is its Scholarships. Cheryl Parsons is a realist still life painter who heads the LRA Scholarship Committee. In 2014, the LRA Scholarship program presented six students with $500 scholarships through the

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Fairfax County Schools Scholastic Art Program. The process started with over 2,500 entries and portfolios that were judged by a panel of professional artists and college instructors from the area. Of the organizations participating, LRA provided the greatest amount of funding for this program. The six student winners became honorary members of LRA and were featured in the ‘Celebrate Spring’ exhibit at Parkridge Five in April. HOPE — A fourth element to the LRA recipe was suggested by Pat Macintyre. She points out that many pre-professional artists want to get their work out to the public but they’re a little afraid. “It’s like

wearing your heart on your sleeve,” she says, “so by encouraging artists to show, LRA does a service to the community.” She adds that viewers also benefit because “their hearts and souls and eyes are delighted by what they see or challenged into thinking about the image in front of them.” Many artists are familiar with that moment — it is when hope is transformed into revelation. Rudy Guernica is a painter and member of the League of Reston Artists who will be having a one person show at USGS Reston in February 2015. He studied art at MICA and the Art Institute of Chicago and has exhibited in Chicago, New York and the D.C. area.


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MEMBER SERVICES

POOL & TENNIS PASSES

MEMBER SERVICES

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

Two Easy Ways to Purchase Pool & Tennis Passes 1. 2.

Online — www.reston.org, Walk-In — Come to Reston Association Member Services; our staff is happy to assist you. Please Note: A current pass is required for anyone (age 1 or older) visiting pools or tennis courts. Receipts will not be accepted onsite. Customers must be at least 18 years of age to purchase. For replacement passes, please visit Member Services.

MEMBERS

NON-MEMBERS CORPORATE PASSES GUESTS WELCOME

Welcome to the 2015 season. We are happy to serve you again this year. All members must be in good standing and provide proof of owning or renting a Reston Association property.

We are happy to welcome persons who live outside Reston or in a portion of Reston that is not part of Reston Association. We offer a variety of non-member passes to meet your needs.

POOL & TENNIS PASS

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Adults, 18 years & older $25 Children under 18 $10 Family Pass Package* $70 *Includes two adult and up to four child passes Season Long Guest Pass* $40 *Allows admittance of one guest, regardless of age, with passholder. Address on guest pass must match host passholder. Tennis Key Tag* $3 *with purchase of pass ƒƒ

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Member Discounts

Pay your assessment in full or maket the first installment payment by March 1, online only, and you will get a 20 percent discount on any adult, child, or family passes purchased online on or before April 15. Discount does not apply to guest passes or tennis key tag. Passes will be available for pickup within seven business days or can be shipped (charges apply) directly to you.

Non-Member Discounts

PRICE

Family Pool & Tennis $630 Family ZIP code pass* $530 *Zip code within Reston but not part of Reston Association. Proper documentation and in person purchase required. Family Pool Only $600 Family Tennis Only $360 Couple Pool & Tennis $545 Couple Pool Only $530 Couple Tennis Only $315 Individual Pool & Tennis $455 Individual Pool Only $370 Individual Tennis Only $255 10 and Under Tennis Pass* $35 *Only valid for North Shore courts for children's practice. North Shore has six 36foot 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. Season Long Guest Pass* $50 *Allows admittance of one guest, regardless of age, with passholder. Address on guest pass must match host passholder. ƒƒ ƒƒ

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All non-member passes require a photograph. If you are a returning passholder 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.

Buy your pass on or before April 15 for a $50 discount on ‘Pool & Tennis’ and ‘Pool Only’ options or a $20 discount on ‘Tennis Only’ options.

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HOURS OF OPERATION

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

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Trial passes are good for four 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.

As a pool passholder (member or non-member) you may bring guests when visiting the pool or tennis facilities. Options are available to purchase in advance or onsite. Guests must be accompanied by a passholder at all times.

PRE-PAID PUNCH PASS Tennis court guests Pool adult guests Pool child guests

PRICE $40 $40 $20

ON-SITE GUEST PASS Tennis One-day

PRICE $10

Pre-paid punch passes are valid for five 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 percent discount compared to buying five visits individually.

Passholders may purchase a oneday guest pass from the roving court monitor at the tennis courts. Cash only.

Adult Pool One-day $10 (18 years and older) Child Pool One-day $5 (17 or younger) Passholder may purchase a one-day guest pass from the pool staff at any pool. Cash only. Handwritten receipts will be issued at time of purchase.

Order your pool passes online by May 8 to receive your passes in time for Memorial Day. For more information on our facilities and programs, please refer to the Aquatics and Tennis sections. Refund Policy: All pool and tennis passes and shipping are nonrefundable.


MEMBER SERVICES

UPDATE

YOUR ACCOUNT

Do you want to make sure you get the most current information from Reston Association about our programs and events? Please take a moment to update your online profile so we can contact you about upcoming classes, registration dates, and notify you directly if there’s a change to a program for which you are registered. To edit your account, please follow these simple steps: 1. Go to www.reston.org. 2. Click on ‘login’ in the top right corner of the screen. 3. Enter your username and password. If you forgot either one, click the appropriate link to have it sent to you via email. 4. Once logged in, click on ‘My Account’ in the orange band across the top of the screen and select ‘Profile’ from the drop-down menu. 5. Within your profile, you can add household members, edit phone numbers and edit email addresses. In order to edit a birth date, please contact our Member Services department. Many of our programs and classes are only available to individuals within a certain age bracket, so this must be filled in correctly in order to register. If you have questions about your account or need any further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Member Services via email at member_services@reston.org or by phone at 703-435-6530.

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Pool Facilities & Features Lap Swimming: Each 25m pool will have at least one dedicated lap lane available at all times during open swim. However, if the pool is not crowded our staff are most often able to add a lane upon request. Lake Newport, Lake Thoreau, and Ridge Heights pools will have three dedicated lap lanes during open swim. Amenities: ADA compliant amenities on site. Please see pool description for specific amenities.

GET YOUR POOL PASS NOW Pool passes are required for admission to any Reston Association pool and we’re sure to have a pass option for everyone. Passes are ON SALE NOW so please order yours online today to avoid long lines in May.

Autumnwood

Glade

Hunterswoods

Lane depth: 3.5-5.5 feet Length: 25 meters (2 dedicated lap lanes) Amenities: Wading pool with fountain, covered picnic area and large grass picnic area. Nearby: Lighted tennis courts, tot lot, basketball court and access to Pink Trail.

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

Lane depth: 3.5-8.5 feet Length: 25 meters (1 dedicated lap lane) Amenities: In-water volleyball court, in-water basketball court, plank-style diving board, interactive splash pad, heated spa, and large grass picnic area. Amenity: Ramp into main pool and in-water wheelchair Nearby: Basketball courts, tot lot, picnic pavilion, and access to Turquoise Trail.

703-467-0903 11950 Walnut Branch Road

Dogwood

703-476-5717 2460 Green Range Road

Lane depth: 3.5-5 feet Length: 25 meters (1 dedicated lap lane) Amenities: Beach style entry and water play feature, in-water benches, and plank-style diving board Amenities: Fully compliant parking lot and bathhouse, in-water wheelchair, pool-side chair lift Nearby: Exterior water feature featuring IPAR sculpture, picnic pavilion, The Greens Recreation area, and Bordeaux Recreation area.

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703-476-5732 11550 Glade Drive

Golf Course Island 703-435-8397 11301 Links Drive

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

703-391-2187 2501 Reston Parkway

Lake Audubon

703-860-3080 2070 Twin Branches Road

Lane depth: 3-5 feet Length: 25 meters (2 dedicated lap lanes) Amenities: Plank-style diving board, grass picnic area, and wading pool. Nearby: Basketball courts, tot lot, boat launch ramp, and access to Turquoise Trail.

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

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AQUATICS Lake Newport

North Hills

Ridge Heights

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

Lane depth: 2-5 feet Length: 25 meters (1 dedicated lap lane) Amenities: Heated spa, wading pool with fountain, covered picnic area, and large grass picnic area. Amenities: Pool-side chair lift Nearby: Lighted clay tennis courts and access to Pink Trail.

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

703-467-0694 11601 Lake Newport Road

703-435-6769 1325 North Village Road

Lake Thoreau

North Shore

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

Lane depth: 3-11 feet Length: 25 meters (2 dedicated lap lanes) Amenities: Heated spa, seasonally heated main pool, covered picnic area on upper deck, small grass picnic area, wading pool, and plank-style diving board. Amenities: Pool-side chair lift Nearby: QuickStart children’s tennis courts, Lake Anne Plaza, and access to Green and Blue trails NOTE: Parking only on North Shore Drive

703-860-0640 2040 Upper Lakes Drive

Newbridge

703-476-1301 11768 Golf Course Square

Lane depth: 3.5-12 feet Length: 25 meters (2 dedicated lap lanes) Amenities: 1-meter diving board and wading pool. Nearby: Tennis courts, basketball court, and tot lot.

703-689-4091 11515 North Shore Drive

703-476-7084 11400 Ridge Heights Road

Shadowood

703-860-8075 2201 Springwood Drive

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

No matter your age or ability, Reston Association has a pool or program for you. We are proud to offer 15 pools for pass-holder use, as well as 3 seasonal spray features for the entire community to enjoy.

Tall Oaks

703-435-1072 12025 North Shore Drive

Lane depth: 3-12 feet Length: 25 meters (2 dedicated lap lanes) Amenities: 1-meter diving board and wading pool. Nearby: Tall Oaks Village Center and access to Blue Trail

Uplands

703-435-2586 11032 Ring Road

POOL SCHEDULE COMING SOON 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 9 with all other facilities opening Saturday, May 23.

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Lane depth: 3.5-8.5 feet Length: 25 meters (1 dedicated lap lane) Amenities: Upper lap pool with in-water benches, lower splash pool with beach style entry, interactive water play fountains, and in-water benches, and splash pad play area. Amenities: In-water wheelchair for splash pool access Nearby: Tennis courts

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

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Swim Teams

5TH ANNUAL

Reston KIDSTriathlon Sunday, August 2, 8 a.m. Ridge Heights Pool (start location)

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. PRE-SEASON PREP (Ages 8 and up) Tuesdays and Thursdays 7-8 p.m. Reston Community Center pool. Starts April 9.

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

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:

REGISTRATION BEGINS APRIL 13 AT 7 PM Scholarships available (application on website)

www.restonmasters.com

Volunteers and Sponsors needed

www.restonkidstri.org

FREE Training Clinics will be held throughout the summer to help participants prepare for the big day. Contact aquaticsinfo@reston.org or 703-435-6528 for details.

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Private Pool Party Ever wish you could just fill an RA pool with your closest friends, favorite food, and beverages of choice? You can — and the fun setting is perfect for graduations, 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 6.

Review our fact sheet online at www.reston.org. Contact aquaticsinfo@reston.org or 703-435-6543 with questions. Complete an agreement and pay in full by May 1 for a 10% discount!

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Lifeguard Certification New Lifeguards

Reston Association is a Licensed Training Provider of American Red Cross Health and Safety programs, including Lifeguarding, CPR/AED, and First Aid. Individuals who obtain American Red Cross certification in Lifeguarding are eligible to apply with Reston Association as well as any other agency or business that honors the American Red Cross certification. NOTE: This class will not qualify you to work at the ‘WaterMine’ or any Fairfax County Park Authority facility. Registration Begins: Monday, April 6 (six students required) Location: Reston Association headquarters, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive and various Reston pools. Certifications Earned: Lifeguarding, First Aid, and CPR/AED for Lifeguards (all valid two years) Times: Times are subject to change as instructors commit to the courses. Please check our website in late March for full course details including confirmed times and location Dates: May 8-14, May 22-29, June 1-6, June 5-11, June 12-18, June 22-26, June 27-July 2, July 6-11, July 27-August 2, August 10-16. $150 $200

American Red Cross 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 59. PRICES ARE LISTED FOR BOTH

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Lifeguard Recertification

(for previously certified lifeguards) All American Red Cross lifeguards whose certifications expire this year are eligible to re-certify with a 10-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 both one-and two-day formats. Registration begins: Monday, April 6 (six students required) Location: Every class begins at our headquarters location, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive. One day format classes move to the pool listed below around 1 p.m., two-day format classes meet day one at the office and day two at the pool listed below. Students are responsible for their own transportation. Certifications Earned: Lifeguarding, First Aid, and CPR/AED for Lifeguards (all valid two years) Date Time Location May 2 9 a.m.-7 p.m. North Shore Pool May 3 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Ridge Heights Pool May 4-5 4-9 p.m. North Shore Pool May 6-7 3-8 p.m. Ridge Heights Pool May 9-10 9 a.m.-2 p.m. NS and RH – select at registration May 17 9 a.m.-7 p.m. NS and RH – select at registration May 27-28 3-8 p.m. Ridge Heights Pool May 30-31 9 a.m.-2 p.m. North Shore Pool June 6 9 a.m.-7 p.m. North Shore Pool June 14 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Tall Oaks Pool June 16-17 3-8 p.m. Tall Oaks Pool June 20 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Tall Oaks Pool June 21 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Tall Oaks Pool July 3 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Tall Oaks Pool July 14 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Tall Oaks Pool August 1 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Tall Oaks Pool $95 $120

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AQUATICS Reston Association Aquatics is looking for qualified lifeguards, pool managers, and all types of instructors. Limited positions are also available in seasonal maintenance. 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. Reasons to Work for Reston Association ƒƒ Flexible work schedule ƒƒ Advancement opportunity ƒƒ Competitive wages ƒƒ Make new friends ƒƒ Work outside Reston Association is an EOE and drugfree workplace.

Submit your application now at https://careers.reston.org. PRICES ARE LISTED FOR BOTH

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Fitness Programs Training for a triathlon? Want to

take your Zumba moves to the water? RA offers water fitness classes throughout the summer and wants 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 will be available on our website by April.

Drop-In Class Fees: $9 per class $5 Adults 55+ $11 per class $10 Adults 55+ Unlimited Summer Fitness Pass: $145 $80 Adults 55+ $200 $160 Adults 55+

Passes will allow holder to attend as many Water Aerobics or Fitness classes as desired. Passes will go on sale Monday,April 6.

Underwater Exploration Need a hobby that will take you to new depths? SCUBA certification may be the thing for you. Deep Blue Scuba offers certification classes for adults ages 13 and up 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.

Kayak and Canoe

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

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Seal Team

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. 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, who can be reached at 571-4375189 or deep_blue_scuba@ excite.com for further details or to request a registration packet. www.deep-blue-scuba.com

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

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Safety Around The Pool

DEAP stands for Drowning Education Awareness Program and is a collaborative effort between Reston Association and Reston Community Center to educate our community about water safety. DEAP offers three different presentations/classes that can be requested at any time year round and set up to serve the audience’s schedule. To learn more about the programs offered or request a session please contact: Reston Community Center (RCC): 703-476-4500 option 2 Reston Association (RA): 703-435-6520

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

Ages: 5-12 years old – in similar age groups ƒƒ One 60-minute session ƒƒ 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

Ages: 18+ ƒƒ One 60-minute session ƒƒ Free, Registration Required

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.

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General Water Safety Ages: 18+ ƒƒ One 90-minute session ƒƒ 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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SUNDAY, JUNE 21, 8 A.M. Volunteers and Sponsors needed www.restonrelaytri.org Contact aquaticsinfo@reston.org or 703-435-6528 for details.

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THE WORLD’S LARGEST SWIM LESSON What are you doing on June 18? Why not join Reston Aquatics for participation in the World’s Largest Swim Lesson to break a world record? THURSDAY, JUNE 18, 10 A.M. – NOON POOL LOCATION: TBD FREE – REGISTRATION OPENS MAY 8. ALL AGES AND ABILITIES 10 a.m. 10:30 a.m. 11 a.m. 11:30 a.m.

Sign-in and light breakfast World Record verification and welcoming remarks Lesson begins simultaneously around the world Sponsor thank you

Drowning is the second leading cause of accidental death of children ages 1-14. Research shows that if a child doesn't learn to swim before the third grade, they likely never will. The World's Largest Swimming Lesson is a promotional event designed to build awareness and generate local and national press attention about the vital importance of teaching kids to swim to help prevent drowning.

Group Swim Lessons Would you prefer more personalized instruction?

Group Lessons Registration Member: May 4, 8:30 a.m. Non-member: May 6, 8:30 a.m.

Register online at www.reston.org or in person at our Member Services desk, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive. See the chart on page 47 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. See the Group Swim Lesson Schedule on pages 48 and 49 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. Group Lesson Fee: $70 $85 'And Me' Lesson Fee (per four lessons): $35 $42.50

Saturday, May 2 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Ridge Heights Heated Pool 11400 Ridge Heights Road

LEARN MORE:

or contact willa@reston.org

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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 703-435-6520 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

Water Test Day www.worldslargestswimminglesson.org

RA offers private and semiprivate 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.

For people needing assistance with level placement, please join our water safety instructors for a fun evaluation of skills.

STEP 1: Select and contact a Water Safety Instructor.

STEP 2 : Visit the member services desk at RA, where you will need to provide the name of your instructor. STEP 3: Customize your schedule and location with your WSI directly. Private: $99 $114 Semi-Private: $80 $100

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Group Swim Lesson Level Descriptions Reston Association offers five 2-week sessions. Each session is held Monday through Thursday for two consecutive weeks. There are no classes scheduled on Fridays unless a make-up lesson is scheduled by the instructor due to inclement weather. Parents registering for ‘Baby and Me’ or ‘Toddler and Me’ classes may opt to purchase all eight lessons or to purchase four lessons and attend any four lessons within the two-week session. 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 and basic water safety skills.

Pre-Schooler and Me Ages: 3-5 years, parental involvement

Child will learn Youth Swimming 1 skills. Perfect for a reluctant learner who has difficulty separating from a parent.

Youth Swimming 1:

All skills are completed with assistance and support. ƒƒ Safely enter and exit water ƒƒ Blowing bubbles three seconds with mouth and nose submerged ƒƒ Submerging face 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 chest-deep water) ƒƒ Arms — front crawl two body lengths ƒƒ Finning and 'tickle, T, pull' arms on back two body lengths

Youth Swimming 2:

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

Youth Swimming 3:

Students perform all shallow water skills independently and with confidence while being introduced to deep water skills. ƒƒ Safely enter/exit water by

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jumping from the side into deep water Bobbing while moving towards safety, in chestdeep water Retrieve multiple objects underwater in chest-deep water Introduction to underwater skills Push off in a streamlined position on front and back, then begin flutter kicking, three-five body lengths Elementary backstroke kick Breaststroke kick Rotary Breathing, 10 times Front crawl, 15 yards Elementary backstroke, 10 yards Back crawl arms, five yards

Deep Water Skills ƒƒ Bobbing, five times, at wall ƒƒ Front and back floats with recovery ƒƒ Treading water ƒƒ Sitting and kneeling dives

Youth Swimming 4:

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

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Front crawl bilateral breathing drills Sitting and kneeling dives

Youth Swimming 5:

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

Youth Swimming 6:

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

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2015 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 8 -19 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

10:15 AM

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10:15 AM

10:15 AM 11 AM

11 AM

9:30 AM

10:15 AM

SESSION 2: JUNE 29-JULY 10 HUNTERS WOODS

11 AM

LAKE NEWPORT NORTH HILLS

10:15 AM

RIDGE HEIGHTS

10:15 AM 11 AM

7 PM

AUTUMNWOOD

9:30 AM

11 AM

7:45 PM

7 PM

6:15 PM

LAKE AUDUBON NEWBRIDGE

7 PM

SHADOWOOD

7 PM

7:45 PM 7:45 PM

7:45 PM

11 AM

10:15 AM 11 AM

10:15 AM

10:15 AM

7 PM

7 PM

11 AM

7:45 PM

6:15 PM 7 PM

GOLF COURSE ISLAND

10:15 AM

10:15 AM

7:45 PM

7 PM

Adult Beg. 7:45 PM

7 PM 7:45 PM

7:45 PM

10:15 AM

11 AM

11 AM

10:15 AM

10:15 AM 11AM

10:15 AM

7 PM

7 PM 7 PM

UPLANDS

7 PM

SESSION 3: JULY 13- 24

10:15 AM

HUNTERS WOODS LAKE NEWPORT

11 AM

NORTH HILLS

10:15 AM

11 AM

11 AM

9:30 AM 10:15 AM

9:30 AM 10:15 AM

10:15 AM

10:15 AM

RIDGE HEIGHTS

7 PM

AUTUMNWOOD

7:45 PM

GLADE

7 PM

GOLF COURSE ISLAND

7 PM

LAKE AUDUBON

6:15 PM

7 PM

NEWBRIDGE

7 PM

SHADOWOOD

7 PM

UPLANDS

7 PM

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AQUATICS

2015 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

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Adult Beginner

SESSION 4: JULY 27-AUGUST 7 HUNTERS WOODS

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LAKE NEWPORT

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NORTH HILLS

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GLADE

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GOLF COURSE ISLAND

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LAKE AUDUBON

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NEWBRIDGE

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Adult Beg. 7:45 PM

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SHADOWOOD

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UPLANDS

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RIDGE HEIGHTS AUTUMNWOOD

11 AM

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* 'Baby and Me' and 'Toddler and Me' classes are available as four lessons or eight lessons. See level descriptions on page 47 for details. 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 Oct 1.

Reston Association Aquatics staff would like to thank the following businesses for the goods, services, time and effort they are donating to our 2015 aquatic season. Dr. Stephan Tisseront

Jerry’s Subs and Pizza

Dominion Pawn and Jewelry

Atrium Environmental Health

www.tisserontorthodontics.com 703-773-1200

www.jerrysusa.com 703-707-0036

www.dominionpawn.com 703-365-7999

www.atriumehs.com 703-689-9482

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CAMPS REGISTRATION AS EASY AS 1, 2, 3

RA CAMPS… Friendship and Fun for over 40 Years! Where real friendships are forged, youthful energy abounds and memories last a lifetime

Treat your child to a true camp experience. We are the longest operating camp in Reston. Generations of Restonians have grown up through the RA Camps tradition from campers to counselors and beyond, even our own Chief Executive Officer. Safety and supervision exceed the minimum standards for Child Day Centers as required by the Virginia Department of Social Services.

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est staff-to-camper ratios — B at least 1 counselor for every 7 campers. Lots of personal attention from fun and responsible staff. Swim in Reston pools and play at the spray parks. Bonding and lasting friendships made. Travel to fun and interesting places around Reston and special field trips outside of Reston. Creative outlets for camper imaginations and abilities. Door-to-door transportation in air conditioned vans. Variety of activities. Environmental education and hands-on science activities led by professional naturalists, scientists and teachers. Leadership and job skills training for teens.

RESTON | LIVE, WORK, PLAY AND GET INVOLVED™

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Junior Day Camp (ages 5-7) * Formerly Hug-A-Tree Sportsters (ages 6-9) Walker’s Rangers (ages 6-9) Camp on Wheels (ages 6-13) Day Camp (ages 7-11) Science Camp (ages 8-12) Teen Camp (ages 11-14) Junior Lifeguarding (ages 13-15) Counselor-In-Training (ages 14-16)

We offer transportation and extended care services.

Choose A Date

Session 1: June 29-July 10 Session 2: July 13-24 Session 3: July 27-August 7 Session 4: August 10-21 Session 5: August 24-28 (one week session) Session 6: August 31-September 4 (one week session)

Register RA Member: Registration begins January 26, at 8:30 a.m. Non-member: Registration begins February 2, at 8:30 a.m.

Online registration is available for members and non-residents. Go to “Shop RA” at www.reston.org A $75 non-refundable deposit per camper per session is required for all camps at registration time. Exceptions: The non-refundable deposit for Nature Tots and Walker’s Rangers is $40 per session. Full payment for all sessions and services is required by May 1. Refunds, minus applicable deposits, may be recovered until June 1.

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ADDITIONAL SERVICES Transportation

Van transportation is available for an additional fee within RA boundaries. Pick Up/Drop Off locations must be home, place of employment or day care provider. (See page 61 for details.)

Extended Care

Extended care is available for an additional fee from 7:30-9 a.m. and 4-5:30 p.m. (See page 61 for details.)

Camper Forms

Safety is our main concern for your child. Forms are required per the Virginia Department of Social Services. Campers 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 www.reston.org.


CAMPS

Nature Tots Ages: 3-5 by Sept. 30, 2015 Campers must be potty trained. Monday-Friday,Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive A.M. Session: 8:45-11:45 a.m. P.M. Session: 1-4 p.m. Session 1A: $68/session $88/session (prorated due to 4-day week) Sessions 1B, 3A & 3B: $85/session $110/session Transportation: Not Available Extended Care: Not Available Staff Ratio: At least 1 staff member for every 6 campers

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Dino Days

Session 1A: June 29-July 3 (No camp on July 3)

Dinosaurs are not around any more, but they live on in our stories, songs and imaginations. Romp through a forest of ferns in search of Tyrannosaurus Rex, Stegosaurus and Triceratops. Swoop like Pteranadon and cool off in the water like Elasmosaurus, an ancient reptile that lived in the ocean. Become a junior paleontologist and participate in a dinosaur egg hunt. RA MEMBERS AND

Animals for All Seasons

Puddle Play

Winter, spring, summer and fall — there are animals to find in them all. Discover which animals enjoy the heat of the summer and which ones prefer the cold of winter. Learn about animals that pass through our area in just the fall or spring. Make seasonal crafts and taste seasonal treats. Make the sound of a spring rain shower and feel the chill of a wintry icicle. See which animals you can find in your favorite season.

After it rains, many creatures come out to muddle in puddles. Learn about the critters, like box turtles and birds, which come to puddles to drink. Sail a “puddle boat” and make a splash at a wading pool party. Take home a “puddle” of your own for birds, squirrels and butterflies to use. Have fun exploring nature’s littlest watering holes.

Session 1B: July 6-10

Session 3B: August 3-7

Nature’s Rainbow Session 3A: July 27-31

Color is everywhere, and each day we will enjoy a different one. Make leaf rubbings while looking for all things green, and meet a box turtle. Get your feet wet in blue water, and find shapes in white puffy clouds. Look for bright red animals and for yellow flowers. Go on a color hunt and make your own rainbow to take home.

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

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CAMPS

Junior Day Camp * Formerly Hug-A-Tree Ages: 5-7 by Sept. 30, 2015 Monday-Friday, Brown’s Chapel, 1575 Brown’s Chapel Road Full-Day: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $348 (session 1 prorated) $390 (session 1 prorated) $385 (session 2-4) $435 (session 2-4) Camp shirts: $10/shirt, Required daily. Transportation: Available – See Page 61. Extended Care: Available – See Page 61. Staff Ratio: At least 1 staff member for every 6 campers

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Participate in games, nature activities, music, drama, crafts and swimming. Expand their creativity and sense of wonder. Have a daily snack. Go on field trips within Reston and to selected sites outside of Reston. Build social skills through small group interactions.

Pirates Treasures

Session 1: June 29-July 10 (No Camp July 3, fee prorated.)

Shiver me timbers. Come prepared with your eye patches, bandanas, and parrots, because we’re pirates this week! We will be hunting for the lost gold and jewels… Don’t forget the treasure maps. Avast me hearties, yo ho!

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Music 'n' Motion Session 2: July 13-24

Your child will be introduced to rhythm, creative movement and dancing. They will be learning new dances and sounds that will enhance your child’s awareness of music. At the conclusion of camp, the kids will be putting on a show demonstrating the various dances and music they learned over the two weeks attending this fun session of camp.

Adventure Awaits

Water, Water Everywhere

Session 4: August 10-21

Let's get wet. Campers will explore and play with water in this physically engaging and laugh-out-loud wet adventure. After water-based art projects and water soaking activities, our campers will be sent home a little wetter than they came. We encourage campers to come suited up with their towels and get ready to soak up some fun with their friends.

Session 3: July 27-August 7

Put your best foot forward and find adventure. Campers will find excitement at every corner with scavenger hunts and other activities, taking them on a journey all over the great outdoors. Be ready to track down everything from wildlife lurking in the woods to panning for gold and even dinosaur fossils. These adventures are a sure can’t miss.

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

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CAMPS

Sportsters Ages: 6-9 by Sept. 30, 2015 Limit 2 sessions per camper 4 two-week sessions Monday-Friday, Lake Anne Park, 11301 North Shore Drive. Half-Day: 9 a.m.-Noon $153 (session 1 prorated) $176 (session 1 prorated) $170 (session 2-4) $195 (session 2-4)

Camp shirts: $10/shirt, Required daily. Transportation: Available – See Page 61. Extended Care: Available – See Page 61. Staff Ratio: At least 1 staff member for every 6 campers

PRICES ARE LISTED FOR BOTH

This camp celebrates the team-building and confidenceboosting potential of sports for kids of all abilities. The Sportsters Camp is a fun-filled sports camp that brings boys and girls together to practice and play in a positive and nurturing environment. Campers will be divided up into groups based on their age and ability. They’ll never get bored learning and playing a variety of sports each day. Field trips to the RA pools and classic summer camp activities will also be mixed in to give your Sportster a true camp experience. 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.

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Kids Tri Camp

Ages: 6-14 by Sept. 30, 2015 Session 2: July 13-24 Session 3: July 27-August 7 Fees and location: TBA

NEW CAMP

Kids Tri Camp is designed to introduce young athletes to multisport training in a positive environment while participating in hands–on nature activities, sports, games, and crafts. All athletes receive instruction in swimming, cycling and running as well as how to transition between events. Tri this camp and bring a friend so you both get a jump on the competition. There will also be a camp for the more experienced Tri Athlete gaining more knowledge and practice to further your personal best time at your next race. Reminder that registration for the Reston Kids tri is in mid April. Stay tuned for further details as we get closer to the summer. Please view the summer edition of the Reston magazine or www.reston.org for details.

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

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CAMPS

Walker’s Rangers Ages: 6-9 by Sept. 30, 2015

Micro World

Creature Features

Get zapped by our shrink ray so that you can enter the fascinating world of nature’s smallest life forms. Look at pond water through a microscope and use a magnifying glass to look at insects visiting flowers in the gardens. Peek under a log to discover beetles, slugs, ants and more. Make mushroom spore prints and see how soil teems with life. Have big fun in a small world.

Discover the five groups of animals with backbones: mammals, reptiles, amphibians, birds and fish. See what makes each of these groups unique from one another. Compare skulls, ribs and other bones, and construct replicas of each type of animal. Search for reptiles and amphibians in the pond and under logs. Use binoculars to observe birds and mammals. Dip a net into the creek to catch small fish.

Session 2A: July 13-17 Monday-Friday,Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive. Half-Day: 9 a.m.-Noon $85/session $110/session Transportation: Not Available Extended Care: Not Available Staff Ratio: At least 1 staff member for every 6 campers

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Session 4A: August 10-14

Predators & Prey

Water Wonders

In nature, predators need to eat prey to survive while prey need to escape predators in order to survive. Discover how animals hone their senses for hunting or for hiding. Meet live animals and find out if they are predators or prey. Play roleplaying games like “Bat and Moth” and “Camouflage.” Find out how the dynamic between hunter and hunted provides a balance in nature.

Water is essential to life, but it can be a lot of fun, too. Dip into a creek to find critters that live there. Peer into the pond to see who hides in the watery depths. Sketch a watery scene and paint with special watercolors. Have a water balloon toss and participate in water relays. Discover how “cool” water can be, especially during the hot days of summer.

Session 2B: July 20-24

RA MEMBERS AND

Session 4B: August 17-21

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

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CAMPS

Camp on Wheels Ages: 6-13 by Sept. 30, 2015 Two one-week sessions, Monday-Friday, Lake Newport Soccer Field Parking Arean Half-Day: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. $220/session $245/session Transportation: Not Available Extended Care: Not Available

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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. PRICES ARE LISTED FOR BOTH

Note: Instruction in different sports will run simultaneously during each session. Campers will receive instruction in only one sport per session. Indicate your choice on your registration form: skateboarding, inline skating or biking. Campers will be grouped within their specialty during instruction time.

SPORT OPTIONS

Skateboarding

Session 2A: July 13-17 Session 5: August 24-28

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 4-foot quarter pipe, 3-foot mini half pipe, bank RA MEMBERS AND

ramp, fun box, fly box, grind box, launch ramps, grind rails and ledges.

Bike Riding

Required equipment: Skateboard, helmet, knee and elbow pads and wrist guards. Bring water and snack in labeled cooler.

Say “goodbye” 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.

Inline Skating

Session 2A: July 13-17 Session 5: August 24-28

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, positive environment.

Ages 5-10 years old. Session 2A: July 13-17 Session 5: August 24-28

Required equipment: Bike, bike gloves, helmet, water bottle or hydration pack and snack in a labeled cooler. Brought to you in partnership with American Inline Skating.

Required equipment: Inline skates, helmet, knee and elbow pads, and wrist guards. Bring water and snack in labeled cooler.

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

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CAMPS

Day Camp Ages: 7-11 by Sept. 30, 2015

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Full-Day: 8:45 a.m.-4 p.m. $352 (session 1 prorated) $396 (session 1 prorated) $390 (session 2-4) $440 (session 2-4) $200 (session 5-6) $225 (session 5-6)

Special Interest Activities

Camp Shirts: $10/shirt, Required daily.

Swim Lessons: $70/85 Monday-Thursday both weeks for a 40-minute lesson. Tennis Lessons: $80 Monday-Thursday both weeks for a 40-minute lesson.

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Campers have the opportunity to participate in special interest activities such as music, drama or nature, or for an additional fee:

Tribal Traditions

Session 1: June 29-July 10 (No Camp July 3, fee prorated.)

Campers will create their own tribes, rain sticks, and compete with other tribes, as they enjoy a daily dose of fun group games, sports and fitness, music and arts and crafts. This is a great way to meet new friends and learn some chants and songs as we RA MEMBERS AND

kick off the summer 2015 camp season.

Spirit Games

Session 2: July 13-24

This session is full of team spirit. Children will have activities are a celebration of friendship, unity and peace. This is the true definition of the Olympic spirit. Banners, team chants, and a little competition will be needed for this session of camp.

Medieval Mischief

Session 3: July 27-August 7

Here ye! Here ye! Discover the long-ago medieval world of kings, queens, knights, jesters and castles! Learn about the Middle Ages while you build ye own gothic castle and play games from the Medieval times, and create old-timey arts and crafts.

Water Explosion

Session 4: August 10-21

Activities include refreshing water games, fun water experiments, crafts and many other things involving water.

Wear your swim suit and a towel this week as it will be dripping with fun.

Hawaiian Hulabaloo Session 5: August 24-28 (1-week Mini )

Aloha. Come and join our luau this week as you learn about the beautiful island of Hawaii. Campers will explore Hawaiian customs, traditions, and activities. They will learn Hawaiian dances and rituals in this festive camp.

Old School Traditions Session 6: Aug. 31-Sept. 4 (1-week Mini)

Come join your friends as we take part the in classic outdoor games, such as limbo, corn hole, ice cream sandwiches, capture the flag, Tug-of-War, sack races, relay races that you won't want to miss, and much more. We will jam out to backyard tunes as we partake in our good ole Friday BBQ Bash with the best old school activity “waterslide.”

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

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CAMPS

Science Camp Monday-Friday, United States Geological Survey (USGS) 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive.

Science activities enrich this recreational camp program. Brought to in partnership with the United States Geological Survey (USGS).

Full-Day: 8:45 a.m.-3:45 p.m. $348 (session 1 prorated) $390 (session 1 prorated) $385 (session 2) $435 (session 2)

This program based at the USGS facility. Campers will spend their day learning science and outside enjoying traditional camp activities.

Camp Shirts: $10/shirt, Required daily.

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Take science to the cutting edge of fun through experiences, exploration and exposure to a variety of “ologies.” Meet with USGS guest scientists and learn about careers in science. Go on field trips within and outside of Reston. Enjoy Reston’s pools, pathways and natural areas. Participate in hands-on nature activities, sports, games, crafts, music, drama and swimming.

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Special Interest Activities

Myth Busters

Campers have the opportunity to participate in special interest activities such as music, drama, Mr. Wizard, newspaper and sports.

Secret Solutions

Session 1: June 29-July 10 (No Camp July 3, fee prorated.)

Join us on a wacky adventure through all kinds of cool and crazy chemical reactions. Discuss with true USGS professionals the in and outs of chemistry and how mixin chemicals can be a good and bad thing. Find out how to make volcanoes erupt, whatoobleck is, how to make gak and more! Add in games and activities creating a slimy, goopy, week of top secret experience.

Session 2: July 13-24

Test myths through hands-on experiments and learn why they are true or false during this camp session. We will also be doing many other games, and activities that are science based but not part of the educational component. This is a can’t miss session, and this camp fills up quickly so don’t delay.

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

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Teen Camp Ages: 11-14 by Sept. 30, 2015 Monday-Friday, Glade Room, 11550 Glade Drive, above Glade Pool bathhouse Full-Day: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (Plus one extended day for a road trip, estimated dismissal time 10 p.m.) $405 (session 1 prorated) $450 (session 1 prorated) $450 (session 2-4) $500 (session 2-4) Transportation: Available – See Page 61. (Note: On extended road trip days, parent must pick up campers.) Extended Care: Available – See Page 61. Staff Ratio: At least 1 staff member for every 7 campers

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Take an extended road trip to a fun destination. Participate in sports, games, arts & crafts, nature exploration, swimming and boating. Go on field trips within Reston and to selected sites outside of Reston. Exposure to a variety of hobbies, interests, and cultural programs.

The Great Summer Hunt

Session 1: June 29-July 10 (No Camp July 3, Fee prorated.)

This is a great session to kick off summer vacation. We will be doing all sorts of scavenger hunts around camp, local parks, and even outside of Reston. Each day will be different hunts using your phones, GPS devises (geo cashing), your brain, and maybe even a compass. This is going to be a great start to your summer.

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And The Winner Is…

Staying Cool…

This week is all about challenging yourself, friends, and your fellow campers. We will have challenges with food, crafts, games, nature hunts, and a whole lot more. You could compete as a team or individually, so who is up for a little competition? Who will rise to the top and claim that they are the best at RA Teen Camp.

Didn’t you and your friends say last summer you wanted to do something cool and fun? Well this summer we have just the camp for you. Reston is full of water and exciting adventure. Explore the world of water in Reston. Learn how to use Stand Up Paddle boards, canoes, kayaks and visit Great Falls Park. Each day will be doing something to stay cool while having fun with your friends.

Session 2: July 13-24

Road Trip

Session 4: August 10-21

Session 3: July 27-August 7

Learn different ways to get around Reston without a car. Explore the area via, bus, bikes, van, and the Metro. Enjoy a cool trips around the area. We might be going someplace amazing so don’t miss out on this camp session.

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

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CAMPS

Junior Lifeguarding and Seal Team Age: 13-15 by Sept. 30, 2015 Session: July 13-17 Session: August 3-7 Monday-Friday, Golf Course Island Pool, 11301 Links Drive (Except Wednesdays at RA HQ) Full-Day: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $250 $300 Transportation: Not available Extended Care: ƒƒ Campers may arrive as early as 8:30 a.m. ƒƒ M/T/R/F campers may stay at Golf Course Island pool until closing with prior waiver from parent/ guardian Staff Ratio: At least 1 staff member for every 6 campers

PRICES ARE LISTED FOR BOTH

For those kids and teens that spend their summers at Reston pools, the thought of one day being a lifeguard has likely crossed their minds. Looking up at the guards from the pool deck, who wouldn’t be envious? They get to sit in those elevated lifeguard stands, wear cool sunglasses, hang out at the pool all day and spend hours practicing their highly esteemed whistle-twirling skills. But being a lifeguard is much more than that. While on the surface being a lifeguard may look like a breeze, Reston Association’s aquatics staff is highly trained and ready to respond in the event of an emergency. RA is looking for the best out there when it comes to their lifeguards, and getting started with training early is a significant advantage.

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RA’s Junior Lifeguarding program is like a lifeguard training camp for future guards. As part of this program, Junior Guards will learn the roles and responsibilities of a lifeguard, improve their swimming skills, practice beginner-level rescues, gain experience in a variety of customer service scenarios, and, of course, get an opportunity to jump out of the stand.

Seal Team

So, if you aspire to join the RA aquatics team, consider signing up for Junior Lifeguarding this summer for a big leg up when it’s time to finally apply. For more information, contact bwilson@ reston.org.

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 who can be reached at 571-4375189 or deep_blue_scuba@ excite.com for further details or to request a registration packet.

PLEASE NOTE: Participation in Junior Lifeguarding does NOT result in American Red Cross (ARC) certification. In order to be eligible for lifeguard certification and hired as a lifeguard by RA, you must be 15 by the end of your ARC lifeguarding course.

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.

www.deep-blue-scuba.com

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

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CAMPS

Counselor-In-Training (CIT) Program Ages: 14-16 by Sept. 30, 2015 Session 1: June 29-July 10 (No camp July 3, fee prorated.) Session 2: July 13-24 Session 3: July 27-August 7 Session 4: August 10-21 Monday-Friday, 8:45 a.m.-4 p.m., Arrival: CITs report to an assigned camp program at various locations in Reston. Departure: Brown’s Chapel, 1575 Brown’s Chapel Road $225 (session 1 prorated) $270 (session 1 prorated) $250 (session 2-4) $300 (session 2-4)

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Learn how to be a dynamite counselor. Share, teach and interact with 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. Gain experience for future jobs and college applications.

Transportation: Available

CITs are selected based on an application and interview process. See www.reston. org or call 703-435-6530 for an application. No online registration. Limited space is available, so apply early.

Our Applicants

The CIT program is fun but the ultimate goal of the program is to prepare you to be a counselor. You will have the opportunity to observe and get hands-on experience at the different camps. If you are motivated and enthusiastic as a CIT, you will have a rewarding experience. You will take on many responsibilities, including lots of directions and interactions with the campers.

Camp Shirts: $10/shirt, required daily. (CITs who attend a special June orientation will receive one FREE shirt.)

We can’t wait to meet you.

Staff Ratio: At least 1 staff member for every 7 CITs

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Camp Registration Camp Calendar Jan. 26 RA member registration begins. Feb. 2 Non-resident registration begins. May 1 Camp balances are due. June 1 Camper forms are due. Last day for refunds.

Sessions

Session 1: June 29-July 10 (No Camp July 3) Session 1A: June 29-July 3 (No camp July 3) (Nature Tots) Session 1B: July 6-10 (Nature Tots) Session 2: July 13-24 Session 2A: July 13-17 (Walker’s Rangers and Camp on Wheels) Session 2B: July 20-24 (Walker’s Rangers) Session 3: July 27-August 7 Session 3A: July 27-31 (Nature Tots) Session 3B: August 3-7 (Nature Tots) Session 4: August 10-21 Session 4A: August 10-14 (Walker’s Rangers) Session 4B: August 17-21 (Walker’s Rangers) Session 5: August 24-28 (Day Camp & Camp on Wheels) Session 6: August 31-Sept. 4 (Day Camp)

Registration and related forms are available online at www.reston.org. If you prefer to register in person or bring in your forms, our address is: ATTN: Camps Reston Association 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive Reston, VA 20191 Faxed registrations are not accepted. A 24-hour drop box is located in front of the building on the side facing Sunrise Valley Drive.

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Minimum age requirements must be met by Sept. 30, 2015. Maximum age requirements must be met by the first day of each session. Maximum staff-to-camper ratio is one to seven.

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

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Certain forms are required for participation in RA Camps. This is a Virginia Department of Social Services requirement. Campers without all required forms will not be permitted to participate in camp. Forms are available on the RA website at www.reston. org or by contacting the camp office at 703-4356551. All forms are due by June 1. Please note, these forms include a physical and proof of identification.

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A $75 non-refundable deposit per camper per session is required at registration. Exception: Nature Tots and Walker’s Rangers deposit is $40.

Deposits are credited toward the total cost of the program. Deposits may be transferred as a deposit to another RA Camps session within the same year. They may not be used toward a camp balance. Full payment for all sessions and services is required by May 1. Refunds, minus applicable deposits, may be recovered until June 1. See Camp Handbook, also available online, for complete refund policies and procedures. Transportation and Extended Care fees are refundable and transferable until two weeks before the start of the applicable session. Returned checks will result in a fee.

Transportation

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

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Transportation is available for all camps with the following exceptions: ƒƒ Morning only transportation (to camp) is available for Sportsters and AM Junior Day Camp. ƒƒ Afternoon only transportation (from camp) is available for PM Junior Day Camp ƒƒ No transportation for Nature Tots, Walker’s Rangers, Camp on Wheels or Junior Lifeguarding. 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 day care provider.

Extended Care

$50/Session, AM (7:30-9 a.m.) $50/Session, PM (4-5:30 p.m.)

Extended Care is provided at our Brown’s Chapel facility. AM Extended Care is available for all camps, except Nature Tots, Walker’s Rangers, Camp on Wheels and Junior Lifeguarding. PM Extended Care is available for all camps except Nature Tots, Walker’s Rangers, Camp on Wheels, Sportsters and Junior Lifeguarding. RA will transport campers to their appropriate camp in the morning and 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 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 Junior Day Camp, Sportsters, Day Camp, Science Camp and CITs are required to wear an official camp T-shirt each day. Shirts are sold at the RA office. $8 for youth sizes, $10 for adult sizes.

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Reston Reston is a community

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

Walker Nature Center

Environmental Volunteers

Located at 11450 Glade Drive, the Nature Center provides a variety of educational and recreational programs and amenities. The mission of the Center is to foster an environmental stewardship ethic in the community. The Center enhances people’s awareness, knowledge, appreciation, and enjoyment of the environment. The 72-acre wooded site features: ƒƒ One mile of loop trails ƒƒ An education building known as Nature House ƒƒ A picnic pavilion ƒƒ Picnic tables and trailside benches ƒƒ A campfire ring ƒƒ Outdoor displays and interpretive signs ƒƒ Demonstration gardens and meadows ƒƒ A pond ƒƒ The Glade Stream Valley ƒƒ Snakeden Branch stream’s entrance to 44-acre Lake Audubon

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Reston’s Arbor Day — dig in to plant trees and shrubs on April 6, see page 92.

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

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

HOURS

MONDAY, WEDNESDAY – FRIDAY

9 a.m.-5 p.m.

TUESDAY Closed SATURDAY

10 a.m.-1 p.m.

SUNDAY 1-4 p.m. Check holiday schedule for additional closings.

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Earth Day Planting — at the nature center on April 22, see page 92. Spring Festival — help out at this annual nature center event on May 2, see page 93. Habitat Heroes — help protect the trees and other native plants in our natural areas, see page 94. Garlic Mustard Challenge — help pull this invasive exotic plant from our woodlands, see page 95. Storm Drain Marking — help mark storm drains that flow to local streams and the Chesapeake Bay, see page 96. Stream Monitors — help monitor local stream health by inventorying macroinvertebrates, see page 96.


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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 or Reston not-for-profit fee $25/hr. Non-member or Non-Reston not-for-profit fee $35/hr. For profit/corporate fee $55/hr.

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 or Reston not-for-profit fee $15/hr. Non-member or Non-Reston not-for-profit fee $20/hr. For profit/corporate fee $25/hr. PRICES ARE LISTED FOR BOTH

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All Ages All ages welcome.

No Leaves, No Secrets

Saturday, January 24,11 a.m.Noon.Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive. Reserve by January 21. $5/person $7/person

With leaves off the trees and the forest plants dormant, many of the secrets of the forest are revealed. Take a short hike in search of bird and squirrel nests, fox dens, snow fleas, and other forest secrets that you can only glimpse during the winter.

Name That Animal

Sunday, February 1, 2-3 p.m. Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive. Reserve by January 29. $5/person $7/person

Can you tell an animal by looking at just its ears, eyes, mouth or tail? Participate in a variety of animal guessing games and visit a special touch table. Learn to read clues left by animals like tracks and scat. If weather permits, walk the trails and identify sounds and other signs of wildlife.

Raptor Exploration

Spring Amphibians

Meet a wildlife rehabilitator from the Raptor Conservancy and see some live raptors up close. Then go for a walk to see old raptor nest sites and learn where and what to look for as evidence of new nest activity.

Amphibians make their way to water in spring to find mates and lay eggs. Discover which amphibians live in Reston, and which of them have used the Nature Center pond as a nursery. Explore the pond to see who is around right now.

Saturday, February 28, 10:30 a.m.-Noon.Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive. Reserve by February 25. $7/person $9/person

Fireside Fun

Friday, March 20, 7-8 p.m. WNC Fire Ring on Soapstone Drive between Glade Drive and Lawyers Road. Reserve by March 17. $7/person $9/person

With a hint of a chill still in the air, the fireside is a perfect place to gather, share stories and think of warmer days soon to come. Make campfire popcorn and taste a marshmallow treat. If the weather is nice, we’ll meet at the fire ring. If it is too cold, snowy or rainy, we will meet by the fireplace inside Nature House at 11450 Glade Drive.

Sunday, March 29, 2-3 p.m. Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive. Reserve by March 26. $5/person $7/person

Life Under a Log

Thursday, April 16, 6:30-7:30 p.m.Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive. Reserve by April 13. $5/person $7/person

Fallen trees are homes to many creatures. Turning over a log can reveal mammals, reptiles, amphibians, insects, arachnids, crustaceans and even fungus. See some of these creatures up close, learn about their roles in the forest ecosystem, and go outside on a short log roll hike.

Earth Day Planting

Wednesday, April 22,1-4 p.m. Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive. Reserve by April 19. Ages 5 and up.

Celebrate Earth Day by volunteering at the Nature Center. Plant a variety of native plants in the gardens, including shrubs, ferns and wildflowers. Learn about the value of native plants and how you can use them around your home. Wear clothes that can get dirty and bring gloves if you have them. We will have some gloves available and will provide tools for planting. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Contact habrock@reston.org or call 703-435-7986 to sign up.

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

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Fun for All Ages Free

SATURDAY, MAY 2, 1-5 PM (RAIN OR SHINE) WALKER NATURE CENTER,11450 GLADE DRIVE Entertainment Live Animals Fishing Activities Craft Making for Kids Native Plant Sale with Nature by Design Displays and Information from Environmental Groups Canoe and Kayak Rentals on Lake Audubon ($3) Entertainment Sponsor: Reston Community Center See www.reston.org for event updates. Celebrate the third annual Garlic Mustard Challenge. Participate by bringing bags of pulled garlic mustard to be weighed at the drop-off station. Enter to win a prize.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED PRICES ARE LISTED FOR BOTH RA MEMBERS AND

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

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Babes in the Woods

Join the Walker Nature Center’s electronic mailing list.

Ages 18-35 months.

Groovy Groundhogs

Monday, February 2 or Tuesday, February 3, 10-11 a.m.Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive. Reserve by January 28. $7/child $9/child

Receive the quarterly newsletter, Branching Out, as well as announcements of upcoming special events.

Celebrate Groundhog Day by learning about our largest rodent. Groundhogs have many names, and can do more than just dig holes. Learn their other names, how deep they can dig, and what else they do besides dig. Make a groundhog puppet to take home, and enjoy a snack and story.

Bunny Bounce

Monday, March 9 or Tuesday, March 10, 10-11 a.m.Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive. Reserve by March 5. $7/child $9/child

Bounce along the trails following the footprints of a cottontail rabbit. Make bunny ears, munch on bunny food and feel bunny fur. Discover where rabbits live and make a soft nest for bunny babies.

To subscribe, email naturecenter@reston. org. You can also email nature questions to this address.

Fascinating Fish

Monday, April 13 or Tuesday, April 14, 10-11 a.m.Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive. Reserve by April 8. $7/child $9/child

Which fish live in Reston’s lakes and streams? Get up-close looks at local fish, both wild and not-so-wild. Enjoy a fishy snack, make a fishy craft, and listen to a fishy story while learning about our wild fish.

Like us on Facebook www.facebook. com/walkernaturecenter

Nature programs may be cancelled in the event of severe weather, severe weather warnings, or low enrollment. Advance reservations are required for all fee-based programs. Call 703476-9689 and press 5 or email naturecenter@reston.org.

Attention Scout Leaders.

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

Make a Date with a Naturalist to...

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Lead a fun and educational program in an achievement area such as: Forester, Naturalist, Wildlife, Eco-action, Earth Connections, Earth is Our Home, Earth and Sky, Water Everywhere, Senses, Animals and more.

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The Campfire Ring can also be rented for self-use.You bring the wood and the water. Rental Fee: $15/hr. $20/hr. Lead a Community Service Project with your group. FREE. Activity kits are also available on loan for Birds, Trees and Watershed requirements.

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Preschool Happenings Ages 3-5.

Planning a Birthday Party?

Outstanding Owls

Saturday, February 7, 11 a.m.-Noon. Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive. Reserve by February 4. $7/ child $9/child

Owls are masters of the night, fierce and fascinating predators that live right here in Reston. Get up-close looks at their feathers, beaks and talons. Explore what is inside an owl pellet. Discover the animals that are their prey, and how owls catch them. Make an owl craft to take home.

Brilliant Birds

Wednesday, March 18, 10-11 a.m. or 1:30-2:30 p.m.Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive. Reserve by March 13. $7/child $9/child

Many birds migrate far away during the winter. They return with their most colorful plumage in spring. Make a colorful bird craft, see feathers and birds up close, and go on a short hike to see if we can find these beautiful birds in the trees or at the feeders.

Jumping Jamboree

Sunday, April 12. 2-3 p.m.Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive. Reserve by April 9. $7/child $9/child

Bring your jumping shoes as we learn about frogs, grasshoppers, rabbits and more. Participate in a jumping contest and see if you can leap as far as a frog or as high as a flea. Make a jumping craft and look for hopping creatures along the trails.

Choose from the following themes:

Nature Detectives

New! Reston’s Reptiles

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.

Explore what makes reptiles unique from other animals. Discover the reptiles that live here in Reston. Meet a live snake and turtle up close. Go on a reptile hunt in search of camouflaged critters. Favors include a reptile tattoo, a wiggle snake and a turtle toy. The birthday child receives a Myrtle the Turtle keychain.

Ages 3-7

Ages 3-9

Dinosaurs

How to Book

Ages 3-9

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

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Call 703-476-9689 and press 3 or email naturecenter@reston.org.

Ages 3-12

RA MEMBERS AND

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

$175/RA member $200/Non-members

Nature Crafts

Nature programs may be cancelled in the event of severe weather, severe weather warnings, or low enrollment. Advance reservations are required for all fee-based programs. Call 703476-9689 and press 5 or email naturecenter@reston.org. PRICES ARE LISTED FOR BOTH

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.

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 crafts, bird feeders and beads.

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Children’s Programs Ages 5-12

Paper Making

Friday, January 30, 10:3011:30 a.m.Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive. Reserve by January 27. $7/child $9/child

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

Parents' Night Out Ages 3-5.

Parents, get a headstart on your Valentine's Day celebration while your children have a funfilled night at the Nature Center. Kids: Play nature games and go on a night hike (weather permitting). Design your own Valentine's card and make a yummy red-themed snack. Finish the night watching classic cartoons, starring our favorite animal characters. Drop off begins at 6:45 p.m.

Reston’s A rbor Day Calling volunteers of all ages! Monday, April 6 (rain or shine), 9:30 a.m.-Noon Reston is a Tree City USA as certified by the National Arbor Day Foundation. Join us as we: ƒƒ Help plant native trees, plus a variety of shrubs, ferns and wildflowers. ƒƒ Learn about Reston’s trees and shrubs, including proper planting and care. ƒƒ Show our appreciation for trees. A special Arbor Day presentation and flag raising ceremony will take place at 11:45 p.m., followed by a free pizza lunch for volunteers. Special guests will include Jim McGlone of the Virginia Department of Forestry.

Friday, February 13, 7-9:30 p.m. Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive. Reserve by February 10. $15/child $20/child

Contact Ha Brock at ha@reston.org or 703-435-7986 to sign up. Perfect for gardeners, seniors, scout groups and students.

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

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Adult Programs 16 years to adult.

Worm Composting

Sunday, February 22, 2-3:30 p.m.Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive. Reserve by February 19. $30/Bin $35/Bin

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

Home Food Preservation

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.

Tuesday, April 14, 5-7 p.m. Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive. Reserve by April 10. $5/person $7/person

Organic Gardening

Thursday, March 12, 7-8 p.m. Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive. Reserve by March 9. $5/person $7/person

Organic gardening uses landscape design and the environment to improve and maximize the health and the development of plants and soil without the use of commercial pesticides and fertilizers. Learn about this mainstay method of sustainable gardening, and bring your questions. Co-sponsored by Reston Community Center.

This introductory class will cover food preservation methods, including canning, fermentation, drying/ dehydration, and freezing. Learn about the science behind food preservation, safety precautions, kitchen set up, and jar and equipment prep, as well as food and recipe selection. There will be a "dry" demo of the correct procedure for filling jars with food to be canned and ample time for questions. Guest presenter: Katie Strong, Virginia Cooperative Extension. Co-sponsored by Reston Community Center.

Senior Container Gardening

Wednesday, April 15, 1-2:30 p.m.Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive. Reserve by April 10. $10/person $14/person. Senior 55+

Learn what flowers and herbs grow best in containers and how to arrange them creatively. Listen to a presentation, then plant a small container to take home. Contact Ashleigh@ reston.org or 703-435-6530 for reservations.

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

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

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Bird Walks

Adopt a Recycling Bin

16 years to adult. 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. Our collaborative efforts usually produce a good variety of local birds, and we always have a great time. These walks are jointly sponsored by the Audubon Society of Northern Virginia and The Bird Feeder store.

Donation Amount: $800

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.

February Reston's Lakes — Waterfowl Tour

Sunday, February 8, 8-11 a.m. Lake Newport — Park near the tennis courts, 11452 Baron Cameron Avenue (Meet at Lake Newport and then caravan to the other Reston lakes.) Leaders: Jay and Carol Hadlock

March Walker Nature Center & Snakeden Stream Valley Sunday, March 15, 7:30-10:30 a.m.Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive Leader: Matt Bender

Early April Bright Pond

Sunday, April 12, 7:30-10:30 a.m. Bright Pond — Bright Pond Lane, park at the end of the cul-de-sac Leader: Bill Brown

Late April Brown's Chapel and Lake Newport

Sunday, April 26, 7:30-10:30 a.m. Brown's Chapel — 1575 Brown’s Chapel Road Leader: Bryan Peters

Adopt-A-Bench 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 tax-deductible. Sponsor a bench in someone’s honor for the donation amounts below.

Pathway/ Recreation Facility Benches

Tennis Benches Donation Amount: $235

Select the court location (based on availability on a first-come, first serve 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: $850

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 about pathway/recreation facility benches, contact CSFstaff@reston.org or call 703-437-7658.

Please make checks payable to “Friends of Reston” and write “Adopt-A-Bench” in the memo section. Mail to: Friends of Reston, 11450 Glade Drive, Reston VA 20191.

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Make checks payable to Friends of Reston and write “Adopt-A-Recycling 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.


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5K Fund Run & Walk To Benefit Nature House

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Saturday, April 11, 8 a.m.

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. Donations above and beyond the race entry fees are tax deductible.

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

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Eight Prohibited Plants in Reston Invasive plants are non-native to our region. They spread quickly and outcompete our native vegetation. Often, invasive plants get their start in yards and gardens where they can become a serious problem for the property owner and adversely affect neighboring private property as well as RA natural areas. The proliferation of these plants decreases plant diversity and harms the wildlife that depend on native plants for food and shelter. Many invasives overtake native shrubs and trees that are a signature of the Reston community. Efforts to control these species on RA property are ongoing and costly. We are grateful for the many volunteers who have worked diligently to remove invasive plants and educate our members about their harmful effects. By resolution of Reston Association's Board of Directors, the Use and Maintenance Standards for all properties that fall under the Reston deed were amended in May of 2008 to include a ban on these eight invasive plants. If you would like to learn more about

Brush Chipping

Free

Dispose of Brush

invasive plants, visit “Plants” on the “Natural Resources” page in the “Nature” section of our website, www.reston.org. If you would like to volunteer to help control invasive plants in Reston, contact Ha Brock via email at habrock@reston.org. 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.

Banned Invasive Plants  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).

RA’s brush chipping program offers you a place to bring your brush for chipping at no cost. RA Guidelines state that no brush may be dumped on RA property. Just drop off your brush at the locations listed below and RA crews will chip it for use on RA open space. PLEASE: Brush only (Branches should be less than 4 inches in diameter.) No leaves, grass clippings, dirt, trash, paper, vines, thorns or other debris. Brush may be dropped off at any time during the days listed. No contractors. Lake Audubon Pool 2070 Twin Branches Road Central Services Facility 12250 Sunset Hills Road

Chipping Dates & Sites

Garden Plots

Do you have a Green Thumb? Reston Association’s garden plots are available for members to rent on an annual basis. Reserve early. The plots rent quickly. Plant flowers and vegetables at one of our four convenient locations. Call 703-435-6530.

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January 17-18 Lake Audubon Pool February 21-22 Central Services Facility March 21-22 Lake Audubon Pool April 18-19 Central Services Facility May 16-17 Lake Audubon Pool


ENVIRONMENTAL FILM SERIES

NATURE

Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive

FREE. $5 suggested donation appreciated. All films will start at 7 p.m. on the fourth Friday of the month. Reservations are requested. Contact naturecenter@reston.org or 703-476-9689, ext.5. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27

FRIDAY, APRIL 24

Wings of Life

Adults and children 7+ years

From Disneynature, a stunning adventure full of intrigue, drama and mesmerizing beauty. Narrated by Meryl Streep, this intimate and unprecedented look at butterflies, hummingbirds, bees, bats and flowers is a celebration of life, as a third of the world’s food supply depends on these incredible — and increasingly threatened — creatures, the pollinators. (81 min.)

FRIDAY, MARCH 27

More Than Honey

Adults and children 10+ years

Oscar-nominated director Markus Imhoof tackles the vexing issue of why bees worldwide are facing extinction. The film investigates the global phenomenon observed by small family beekeepers, as well as large industrialized honey farms in California, Switzerland, China and Australia. Using exquisite macro-photography of the bees in flight and in their hives, a fascinating and complex world in crisis is revealed. Narrated by John Hurt. Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2014 Oscars. (In English, 95 min.)

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A Fierce Green Fire — The Battle for a Living Planet Adults

In honor of Earth Day, see the first big-picture exploration of the 50-year environmental movement from grassroots efforts to global activism and conservation to climate change. Directed by Academy Award nominee Mark Kitchell and narrated by Robert Redford, Ashley Judd, Van Jones, Isabel Allende and Meryl Streep. Premiering at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, the film focuses on people fighting to save their homes, their lives, the future — and succeeding against all odds. (120 min.)

FRIDAY, MAY 22

Farmageddon Adults

Created by a mother of four and raw milk advocate, this film examines the effect of federal and state bureaucracy on small, independent farmers as they try to preserve individuals’ rights to access food of their choice. There will be a short discussion after the film.

Co-sponsored by Friends of Reston

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Children Events

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

It’s a Pirate Parrrrty

Wednesday, February18, 11 a.m.-Noon. Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive. $4 $6 Ages 3-5.

Ahoy, me Hearties! Ye all be invited fer a pirate parrrrrty! This Pirate Adventure will transform your child into a pirate, complete with dress-up, and allow them to take part in a real treasure hunt on land. Enjoy crafts, games and fun activities. Payment due at the event. Registration required.

Reston Presents...

Reston Presents… ’Diary of a Watts Princess’

Reston Presents… Cooking Techniques

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.

Join Tamara Smiley Hamilton in a one-woman show as she reads from her memoir: "Diary of a Watts Princess: Lessons from A Blessed Life." The presentation takes the audience on a journey with one African American woman from the segregated south on the historic Black migration to urban Los Angeles. The guiding question is: “What happened to the girl who grew up with major historical events: the Civil Rights Movement, the Watts Rebellion of 1965, the assassinations (Kennedys, Dr. King, Malcolm X) — the sixties in general? This program is for educational purposes only; there will be no solicitation or obligations of attendees. Registration required.

Join Chef Robert McKeon in a fun and informative lecture and demonstration of various cooking techniques. From food safety to how to cook for two. Chef Robert makes learning easy with his humorous and entertaining demonstrations. Chef Robert is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America at Hyde Park, NY and head chef at Tall Oaks Assisted Living Center in Reston. This program is for education purposes only; there will be no solicitation or obligations of attendees.

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

Bicycle Safety Rodeo

Saturday, April 18, ongoing from 1-4 p.m. (Stop by anytime. Course takes 20 minutes to complete.) Lake Newport Pool Facility, 11601 Lake Newport Road. Ages 5-12.

Join the Reston Association, RA’s Pedestrian and Bicycle Advisory Committee, and The Reston Bicycle Club and Safe Routes to School 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.

Monday, February 9, 7-9 p.m. Reston Community Center at Lake Anne Plaza, 1609 Washington Plaza. All ages.

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Monday, April 13, 7-9 p.m. Reston Community Center at Lake Anne, 1609 Washington Plaza. All ages.

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SATURDAY, MAY 16, 8:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M. Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive (Rain Date: May 17)

$26/RA MEMBERS, BOOTH SPACE, $33/NON-MEMBERS, BOOTH SPACE 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.

Community Yard Sale - May 16, 2015 Please complete the form below and return this portion with payment to: Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20191-3404 in order to secure your space.

Your Name Daytime Phone

Street Address City State

Zip

Fee Enclosed: $

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Charge Number Three Digit Security Code:# Expiration Date Cardholder’s Signature All sales are final. No refunds unless cancelled due to rain. TO REGISTER FOR EVENTS, CONTACT ASHLEIGH@RESTON.ORG OR CALL 703-435-6577. PRICES ARE LISTED FOR BOTH

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55+ Events Senior Social: Jamaican January

Thursday, January 22, 1:303 p.m. Reston Community Center at Hunters Woods, 2310 Colts Neck Road.

Come in out of the cold and join friends and neighbors at our jammin' Jamaican January Senior Social. Learn about Reston Community Center and Reston Asoociation winter trips and programs with a warm and friendly tropical celebration. This event is co-sponsored by Reston Community Center and Reston Association. Registration required.

Senior Social: St. Patrick’s Day Style

Thursday, March 12, Noon2:30 p.m. Reston Community Center at Hunters Woods, 2310 Colts Neck Road. $5 $10

Senior Movie Day

Wednesdays; January 28, Movie title, TBD February 25, TBD March 25, TBD April 22, TBD Doors open at 9:15 a.m. Showtime is at 10 a.m. Reston Town Center Bow Tie Cinemas

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.

Jigsaw Puzzle Event

Wednesday, February 11, 10 a.m. -3 p.m. Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive. $10 $14

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 America's favorite pastimes. Lunch will be provided. Registration required.

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.

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Write your Memories into Memoirs

Thursdays, March 26-May 14 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive. $50 $65

Whether you are just beginning or already writing your memoirs, this eight-week class focuses on turning life experiences into an engaging story. You will discuss different writing topics each week in a supportive and lively setting. All you need is a serious desire to write, the willingness to share your personal journey and the ability to put your thoughts on paper. At the end, your stories may be bound as a book for you to keep. Give the priceless gift of legacy to your children, grandchildren and future generations. Class size is limited to 8. Registration required. Registration form is available on our website at www.reston.org. RA MEMBERS AND

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SPECIAL EVENTS Appraisal Roadshow

Thursday, March 26, 10 a.m.Noon. Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive $5 $10

Bring your jewelry, silver, coins, furniture, paintings, documents, or other heirlooms to discover their age and value. Certified appraisers will provide free appraisals, consultations and advice on your prized possessions. You are welcome to bring one item to be appraised. You do not need to bring an item to attend the show. Registration required.

Navigating the Local Transit System

Tuesday, April 7, 10 a.m.1 p.m. Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive

Join us for an innovative transportation experience to get familiar with the regional transit systems. The bus, called MATT (Mobile Accessible Travel Training), is used to educate seniors through a hands-on learning experience. You will learn "travel training" tips in which you will travel by bus and learn to read bus schedules and route maps, learn how to pay the fare and how to signal the driver to stop, as well as other bus travel skills. The bus will deliver us to a Metrorail station where you will learn how to determine the fare and purchase Metrorail fare cards, load SmarTrip cards and read the system map. Registration required.

Container Planting

Wednesday, April 15, 1-2:30 p.m.Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive. $10 $14

Have the perfect windowsill 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.

Senior Health Fair Blind Curves Friday, April 24, — One Woman’s 1-4 p.m. Reston Unusual Journey

Community Center at Hunters Woods, 2310 Colts Neck Road.

This educational and interactive event designed for outreach to provide basic preventive medicine and medical screening to older adults in the Reston community. There will be a variety of vendors and exhibitors to educate you on many aspects of health, wellness, fitness and lifestyle improvements. Topics include chiropractic care, acupuncture, yoga for seniors, and nutrition. There will be health screenings such as cholesterol testing and blood pressure checks. This event is cosponsored by Reston Association, Reston Community Center, Tall Oaks Assisted Living and Reston Hospital Center. Registration required.

Thursday, May 21, 11 a.m.2 p.m. Reston Community Center at Hunters Woods, 2310 Colts Neck Road. $15 Reston Resident, $30 Non-resident. Fee includes lunch

After months of following one-size-fits-all advice, recently widowed Linda Crill was still miserable, until she made a rebellious decision; she traded her corporate suits for motorcycle leathers and committed herself to a 2,500 mile road trip down America’s Pacific Northwest coast on a Harley. The problem — she didn’t know how to ride and had only thirty days to learn. Linda will share her extraordinary story of how her radical choice proved that opening unexpected doors is more effective than playing it safe. By erasing old boundaries and heading into the unknown — the ‘blind curve’ — she discovered not only new possibilities to use in building the next phase of her life, but also the fuel to make it happen. This event is co-produced by Reston Community Center and Reston Association. Registration required.

TO REGISTER FOR EVENTS, CONTACT ASHLEIGH@RESTON.ORG OR CALL 703-435-6577. PRICES ARE LISTED FOR BOTH

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

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55+ Trips & Tours Reston Association’s 55+ 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 Symphony Orchestra Rehearsal

Thursday, February 5, 8 a.m. -1:30 p.m. (The concert is from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.) $28 $34 Bus pick-up times & locations: 8:00 a.m. Hunters Woods Shopping Center (Ledo Pizza) 8:15 a.m. Thoreau Place, 1951 Sagewood Lane 8:30 a.m. Lake Anne Plaza parking lot

Attend an open rehearsal of the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall. Conductor, Juraj Valcuha, Vilde Frang, violin STRAVINSKY: Pulcinella - Suite BRUCH: Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 26 TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64 Bring a lunch for the bus ride home. Registration form can be found on our website at www.reston.org.

Trip to Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races

Wednesday, March 11, 3:30-11:30 p.m. $33 $39 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

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.

CASINO Trip to Toby’s Dinner Theatre to see "1776" — The Musical

Thursday, March 19, 6:30-9 p.m. Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive

A one-stop shopping event for new or not so new Restonians. 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.

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Reston Association Open House

Wednesday, April 29, 9:15 a.m.-4:15 p.m. Bus pick-up times & locations: 9:15 a.m. Hunters Woods Shopping Center (Ledo Pizza) 9:30 a.m. Thoreau Place, 1951 Sagewood Lane 9:45 a.m. Lake Anne Plaza parking lot $65 $71 (Fee includes transportation, buffet lunch & show)

The signing of the Declaration of Independence, a groundbreaking event in American history, blazes to vivid life in this most unconventional of Broadway hits. "1776" puts a human face on the pages of history as we see the men behind the national icons: proud, frightened, uncertain, irritable, charming, often petty and ultimately noble figures determined to do the right thing for a fledgling nation. "1776" is a funny, insightful, and compelling drama with a wonderful musical score. Registration form can be found on our website at www. reston.org. All sales are final.

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Bike to Work Day

Reston Pit Stop

Bike to Work Day‌Comstock Partners and Reston Association invite you to join more than 400 local commuters for a celebration of bicycling as a clean, fun, and healthy way to get to work. Register and meet us on the Plaza at the WiehleReston East Metrorail Station on Friday, May 15 from 6:30-9 a.m. to receive a free T-shirt, refreshments, and be entered into a raffle for a free bicycle! This great location is above Fairfax County's first secure bike parking facility, just blocks from the W&OD Trail. Register online: www.biketoworkmetrodc.org

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TENNIS

Youth Tennis 10 and Under Tennis is a whole new ball game.

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

QuickStart Tennis for Munchkins

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. Ages 3-4. Once a week for six weeks. Session 1: April 10-May 16 Session 2: May 29-July 11(No classes Memorial Day or July 4th weekend) Fridays, 3-3:45 p.m., 3:45-4:30 p.m. Saturdays, 9-9:45 a.m.,10-10:45 a.m. North Shore Courts. $98 $106

TENNIS BIRTHDAY PARTIES

QuickStart Tennis for Aces

This exciting new play format for learning tennis is designed to bring kids into the game by utilizing specialized equipment, shorter court dimensions and modified scoring — all tailored to age and size. Kids enjoy a fun, motivating introduction to tennis emphasizing fun and play. It’s the fast, fun way to get kids into tennis and keep them playing. We encourage a parent or guardian to join in the fun to make this class a success. To be enrolled in Aces II, you must have completed Aces I. Class size limited to six. Once a week for six weeks. Session 1: April 6-May 16 Session 2: May 18-July 11 (No classes Memorial Day or July 4th weekend) North Shore Courts. $102 $110

Aces I (Ages 5-7)

Fridays, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Saturdays, 9-10 a.m., 10-11 a.m., Noon-1 p.m.

Aces II (Ages 5-8) Mondays, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Fridays, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Saturdays, 11 a.m.-Noon, Noon-1 p.m. Aces III (Ages 6-9)

Let one of our professionally trained tennis pros lead the group in fun-filled instructional activities. Group size can range from six to twelve children. You supply the refreshments and we will supply the courts for 90 minutes, racquets, balls, staff and a prize for each child, plus a free lesson for the birthday child to be arranged at a later date. Call the tennis office at 703-435-6502 to schedule. Cost range from: $190-$230, depending on size of the group.

Mondays, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Saturdays, 11 a.m.-Noon

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TENNIS

RESTON ASSOCIATION PRO SHOP

Featuring Racquets available for demo. Call 703.435.6502 or email tennis@reston.org for more info on Babolat performance products

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Learn, Practice and Play for Juniors Level One (Ages 8-12)

This class is for players with little or no tennis background. Twice a week for three weeks. Session 1: April 7-23 Session 2: April 28-May 14 Session 3: May 19-June 4 Tuesday/Thursday, 5-6 p.m. Lake Newport $122 $130

Level One (Ages 8-12)

This class is for players with little or no tennis background. Once a week for six weeks. Session 1: April 11-May 16 Session 2: May 30-July 11 (No classes on Memorial Day or July 4th weekend) Saturday, 10-11 a.m., Autumnwood Courts Saturday, 11-Noon, Autumnwood Courts $122 $130

Level Two (Ages 13-16)

This class is for players who have started to rally and understand the correct stance and grips. Players should have completed level 1 at least twice unless RA instructor has approved moving up to level 2.

Level Two (Ages 8-12)

This class is for students who have taken Level One. Twice a week for three weeks. Session 1: April 6-22 Session 2: April 27-May 13 Session 3: May 18-June 3 (No classes Memorial Day, Memorial Day make-up class May 29) Monday/Wednesday, 5-6 p.m., Lake Newport Courts. $122 $130

Level Two (Ages 8-12)

This class is for students who have taken Level One. Once a week for six weeks. Session 1: April 11-May 16 Session 2: May 30-July 11 (No classes on Memorial Day or July 4th weekend) Saturday, 9-10 a.m., Autumnwood Courts. $122 $130

TEEN TENNIS

Teens will enjoy tennis with their peers and learn the fundamentals of tennis techniques and strokes. Emphasis is on fun, fitness and play. In addition, we will have a Team Tennis event at the conclusion of each session on the last day of the session. In the event of rain, the Team Tennis Event will be held on Friday. Class size limited to six.

Level One (Ages 13-16)

This class is for players with little or no tennis background. Twice a week for three weeks. Session 1: April 6-23 Session 2: April 27-May14 Session 3: May 18-June 9 Monday/Thursday, 6-7 p.m., Shadowood Courts. $122 $130

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Once a week for six weeks. Session 1: April 1-May 16 Session 2: May 23-July 11 (No classes on Memorial Day or July 4th weekend) Saturday, Noon-1 p.m., Shadowood Courts. $122 $130

Level Two (Ages 13-16)

This class is for players who have started to rally and understand the correct stance and grips. Players should have completed level one at least twice unless RA instructor has approved moving up to level two. Twice a week for three weeks. Session 1: April 6-23 Session 2: April 27-May14 Session 3: May 18-June 9 Monday/Thursday 7-8 p.m., Shadowood Courts. $122 $130

Level Three

Players advancing beyond level two should qualify for Futures III.

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Futures This is RA’s highest level junior class for ages eight

to twelve 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.

Futures I (Ages 8-12)

JTT

TENNIS

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:

Orange dot ball with coach Chume Bertrand. Meets once a week for six weeks. Session 1: April 7-May 12 Session 2: May 19-June 23 Tuesday, 4:30-6 p.m., Hook Road Courts. $182 $190

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pportunities to advance to Kastles Play Day, Districts and Sectionals. O MAS ranking points are awarded at Districts (L4) and Sectionals(L3)

SPRING 2015

10U Try Out: Saturday, April 4, 4-5 p.m. 10U Match Dates: Saturdays April 11-May 16 at Hook Road Courts, 4-6 p.m. 8U Try Out: Sunday, April 5, 4-5 p.m. 8U Match Dates: Sundays, April 12-May 17 at North Shore Courts, 4-6 p.m.

Futures II (Ages 8-12)

SUMMER 2015

Meets once a week for six weeks. Session 1: April 8-May 13 Session 2: May 20-June 24 Wednesday, 4:30-6 p.m., Lake Newport Courts. $182 $190

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Green dot ball with coach Chume Bertrand.

Futures III (Ages 8-12)

Regulation ball with coach Chume Bertrand. Meets once a week for six weeks. Session 1: April 4-May 9 Session 2: May 16-June 22 (Memorial Day make-up class May 29) Monday, 4:30-6 p.m., Lake Newport Courts. $182 $190

Saturdays, 10U May 30-July 11 Sundays, 8U May 31-July 12 1. G o to website: http://tennislink.usta.com/TeamTennis/Main/Home.aspx 2. Click on “Register to Play” 3. Enter Team ID #: 3029167424 (10 and Under Intermediate) 3029167425 (8 and Under Open)

Cost: $95 All league players are encouraged to participate in our Aces or Futures Programs. For more information, please contact Rob Tucker at tennis@ reston.org or 703-435-6502.

Futures I (Ages 8-12)

Orange dot ball with coach Rod Paolini. While this course will work on improving basic strokes, the emphasis will be on developing game tactics and strategy for match competition. There will be drills for footwork, shot preparation, and recovery. A third of every lesson will be devoted to match play. Meets twice a week for three weeks. Session 1: April 6-22 Session 2: April 27-May 13 Session 3: May 18-June 3 Session 4: June 8-24 Session 5: June 29-July 15 (No classes Memorial Day, Memorial Day make-up class May 29) Monday/Wednesday, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Hook Road Courts. $122 $130 PRICES ARE LISTED FOR BOTH

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High School Tennis Innovations Development Program This is Reston Association’s highest level of play for juniors. This program is for rising high school players and those already in high school. This match play program will develop competitive skills for both singles and doubles play under actual match conditions. Emphasis will be on strategy, conditioning and footwork. Players must already be competitive to enter this program. Ages 12-17 Meets twice a week for six weeks. Session 1: April 7-23 Session 2: April 28-May 14 Session 3: May 19-June 4 Tuesday/Thursday, 4:30-6 p.m., Autumnwood Courts. $182 $190

RA Tennis Scholarship Program

Junior Serve and Return

RA Tennis provides scholarships to Reston youth whose families have demonstrated financial need. (This includes residing in subsidizing 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.

60-Foot Court

Practice with orange balls. Meets once a week for six weeks. Session 1: April 9-May 14 Session 2: May 21-June 25 Thursday, 6-7 p.m., Hook Road Courts. $122 $130

Full Court

Practice with regulation balls. Meets once a week for six weeks. Session 1: April 9-May 14 Session 2: May 21-June 25 Thursday, 5-6 p.m., Hook Road Courts. $122 $130

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

$68–74 hour

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$70–76 hour

$36 person/hour

$38 person/hour

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

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Adult Tennis 17 years and older.

Beginners

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

Advanced Beginners

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

Intermediate

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

Beginners

Groups of three to five students meet with one instructor. Twice a week for three weeks. Session 1: April 6-23 Session 2: April 27-May 14 Session 3: May 18-June 4 (No classes Memorial Day, Memorial Day make-up class May 29) Tuesday/Thursday, 6-7 p.m., Lake Newport Monday/Wednesday, 8-9 p.m., Lake Newport $132 $140

Mens Singles Ladder

Advanced Beginners

Groups of three to five students meet with one instructor. Twice a week for three weeks. Session 1: April 6-23 Session 2: April 27-May 14 Session 3: May18-June 8 (No classes Memorial Day, Memorial Day make-up class May 29) Tuesday/Thursday, 7-8 p.m. Lake Newport Monday/Wednesday, 6-7 p.m., Lake Newport $132 $140

Advanced Beginners

Intermediates

Intermediate

Twice a week for three weeks. Session 1: April 6-23 Session 2: April 27-May 14 Session 3: May18-June 8 (No classes on Memorial Day) Tuesday/Thursday, 8-9 p.m., Lake Newport Monday/Wednesday, 7-8 p.m., Lake Newport $132 $140

Once a week for four weeks Session 1: April 1-25 Session 2: April 29-May 30 (No classes on Memorial Day Weekend) Wednesday, 7-8:30 p.m., Shadowood Courts Saturday, 9-10:30 a.m., Autumnwood Courts $132 $140

Groups of three to five students meet with one instructor.

PRICES ARE LISTED FOR BOTH

Groups of three to five students meet with one instructor. Once a week for four weeks Session 1: April 4-25 Session 2: May 2-30 (No classes on Memorial Day Weekend) Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-Noon, Autumnwood Courts $132 $140

We are offering Mens Adult Singles Ladder. Upon completion of registering, you will receive a password to the online ladder. For more information, please contact Rob Tucker at 703-435-6502 or tennis@reston.org. Fee: $20 per person.

Groups of three to five students meet with one instructor.

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Stroke of the Week 17 years and older.

Three to eight players. Must register at least one week in advance. Tuesday, 7-8:30 p.m., Autumnwood Thursday, 10-11:30 a.m., Shadowood Book four strokes and receive a 5 percent discount. $28 $30

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ADULT SERVE AND RETURN

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 7-28 Session 2: May 5-26 Session 3: June 2-23 Tuesday, 6-7 p.m., Autumnwood $88 $90 PRICES ARE LISTED FOR BOTH

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Drop-In Tennis

Tuesday, 7-10 p.m., Lake Newport Tennis Courts: 1,2,5,6

*Drop-in tennis is for Reston Association Members and tennis members only. Non-members must purchase an RA tennis membership to participate. How it works: You must have your RA pass with you to participate. Bring a can of balls and your game. Doubles will be the format when people are waiting to play. Teams will play best of five games using 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 one and two should be used by players 3.5 and below when no line is present. Courts five and six should be used for 3.5 and above when no line is present. If court three has no lessons at 9 p.m., it will be reserved for drop-in tennis. Call the tennis office at 703-435-6502 for details.

SENIOR ROUND ROBIN Ages: 55+

Still looking for competitive fun play? Join the senior interReston league. The format will be doubles. Register in advance at the tennis office 703-435-6502. Session 1: April 17-May 22 (Rain date May 29) Fridays, 9-11 a.m., Hook Road Courts. $17 for six weeks of play per person.

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Adults Tennis Leagues 18 years and older.

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. Start Date: April 7 Teams: B-2, B-3, C-1, C-2 Women play at Lake Newport, Hook Road and Autumnwood on weekday mornings or travel to other area clubs. $19 *$21 *Non-members must purchase a RA tennis membership to participate.

Northern Virginia Tennis League

TENNIS RATINGS

Men! Women! Seniors!... Play singles, doubles or mixed doubles in the Northern Virginia Tennis League. This league begins mid-May and continues through July.

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.

LOCATION: ƒƒ Men play at Lake Newport, Newbridge, Uplands, and travel to play against other clubs on Saturday mornings. ƒƒ Women play at Lake Newport, Autumnwood and Hook on weekday mornings and Tuesday evenings or travel to other area clubs, depending on the schedule.

GAME ON Get your Game On and get back into Tennis Match Play Shape. Phifer Fitness and Reston Tennis will offer a free two-hour clinic for Reston Tennis League players.

$19/person, RA residents, *$21/person, non-residents. *Non-residents must purchase a 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. Nonresidents must purchase a RA Tennis Membership to participate.

Start Date: April 15 Wednesday 3.0-3.5, 7-10 p.m. Thursday 4.0-4.5, 7-10 p.m. Locations: Glade, Lake Newport, Hook Road, Shadowood, North Hills and Autumnwood Courts. $75 $80 RTT Shirt included: $85 $90

Registration required. Please Rob Tucker at 703-435-6502 or tennis@reston.org. Monday, April 13, 6-8 p.m., Lake Newport Courts. Free for players registered in Reston Tennis Leagues.

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Raise A Racket for HEART

TENNIS INFO

Saturday, June 6

Mixed Doubles One-Day Round Robin Tournament 3.0, 3.5 and 4.0 and above Divisions

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

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Tennis Key Tags

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

Tennis Lesson Gift Certificates

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OURT CHANGES ARE MADE C ON THE HOUR. Please show your pass when entering the court. Play is limited to one hour for singles and two hours for doubles when other players are waiting. Players who use the court for a fraction of an hour must vacate on the hour when others are waiting to play.

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Players are required to use tennis shoes when using the courts. (No jogging or soccer shoes.) Bicycles, skates, skateboards, baby carriages, playpens, strollers, radios and pets are not allowed on the courts. Children who are not playing tennis are not allowed on the courts. Please dispose of trash in proper receptacles.

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

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

HARMEN WARAICH Harmen is new to the staff and will be one of our lead instructors for Tennis Aces and Munchkin classes. Harmen is currently ranked #1 on the South Lakes High School girls team and enjoys working with juniors of all levels. Intermediate to advanced players will enjoy private hitting sessions with her.

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.

YASMINE HASAN Yasmine will be working with Reston Juniors all levels between the ages of 3-17. Tennis is her passion and it shows from the moment students start to work with her. Adults looking to fine tune their games or who are looking for a steady hitting partner should take advantage of her private lessons.

JIM ELDER Jim has a Elite Professional certification from the USPTA and chairs the USTA Mid-Atlantic Ranking Committee. Jim is also the VP of the Northern Virginia Tennis in charge of the 40-team Men's Division. In 2013, he was ranked #4 in MAS 65 singles and #1 in Virginia for 65 singles.

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 serves as the Head Tennis Coach at Herndon High School. Certified by USPTR in Spring 2012.

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Volunteer Resource 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 to our community as a whole. The mission of Volunteer Reston is to enhance Reston Association’s services and programs by matching the varied talents of individuals and groups of all ages, interests and skill with a variety of engaging and challenging projects and endeavors. RA volunteers 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. Our volunteers all have one thing

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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, planting native species and monitoring streams.

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


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5K Fund Run & Walk To Benefit Nature House VOLUNTEER FOR THE BIG EVENT.

Saturday, April 11

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 Education 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 10 from 6-7 p.m. at the Walker Nature Education Center.

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

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Our Volunteers Really Dig Us

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, RA volunteers actually do “dig” into the dirt to plant a few seedlings. You can make a difference in your community, be involved in something you like, 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 Education Center, recreational programs and facilities, special events and many more.

Earth Day Planting Wednesday, April 22,1-4 p.m.Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive. Reserve by April 19. Ages 5 and up. Celebrate Earth Day by volunteering at the Nature Center. Plant a variety of native plants in the gardens, including shrubs, ferns and wildflowers. Learn about the value of native plants and how you can use them around your home. Wear clothes that can get dirty and bring gloves if you have them. We will have some gloves available and will provide tools for planting. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Contact habrock@ reston.org or call 703-435-7986 to sign up.

Reston’s A rbor Day Calling volunteers of all ages! Monday, April 6 (rain or shine), 9:30 a.m.-Noon Children 6-12 must be accompanied by an adult. Reston is a Tree City USA as certified by the National Arbor Day Foundation. Join us as we: ƒƒ Help plant native trees, plus a variety of shrubs, ferns and wildflowers. ƒƒ Learn about Reston’s trees and shrubs, including proper planting and care. ƒƒ Show our appreciation for trees. A special Arbor Day presentation and flag raising ceremony will take place at 11:45 a.m. followed by a free pizza lunch for volunteers. Special guests will include Jim McGlone of the Virginia Department of Forestry.

For more information or to volunteer, contact Ha Brock, RA volunteer & community outreach coordinator, at 703-435-7986 or email habrock@ reston.org. Perfect for gardeners, seniors, scout groups and students who need community service hours.

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Fun for All Ages Free

Reston’s Arbor Day TBD, 9:30 a.m.-Noon,Walker Nature Education Center, 11450 Glade Drive (Children 6-12 must be accompanied by an adult.)

SATURDAY, MAY 2, 1-5 PM (RAIN OR SHINE) WALKER NATURE CENTER,11450 GLADE DRIVE

Reston is a Tree Cityand USAthen as certified by rest of the day enjoying the festival with your family Volunteer to help for a couple of hours spend the the National Arbor Day Foundation. and friends. The festival will feature entertainment, displays and information from environmental groups, handson nature activities,Join carnival us as style we: games, canoe and kayak rentals on Lake Audubon, fishing activities, food and a whole lot of fun. ƒƒ Help plant an Arbor Day tree, plus a variety of native shrubs, ferns and Volunteer Shifts: 12:30-3 p.m. and 3-5:30 p.m. Volunteers must be at least 13 years old. wildflowers.

ƒƒ Learn about Reston’s trees and shrubs VOLUNTEER JOBS as well as proper tree and shrub planting and care. Nature Center Mascots & Escorts Concessions Simple Crafts for Children ƒƒ Make tree crafts to take home. We need volunteers to wear the Preparation, serving and selling popcorn, Assisting children with simple craft ƒƒ Show our appreciation for trees. costumes. This person needs excellent cotton candy and beverages. projects. people skills and should be able to A special Arbor Day presentation and animate the character without talking. Face Painting Canoe and Kayak Rentals flag raising ceremony will take place at We also need an escort to help lead the Paint simple animals and shapes on Help distribute life jackets & paddles 11:45 p.m. followed by a free pizza lunch mascots around and to help children pose children’s faces. Design choices are usually and help patrons in and out of canoes for volunteers. Special guests will include for pictures. This job requires standing pre-determined. Minimal artistic skill and kayaks. Jim McGlone of the Virginia Department and walking. necessary. Supplies provided. of Forestry. Nature by Design Volunteer Carnival Activities Volunteer to assist with native . Responsible for assisting children in plant sale. playing carnival games. Volunteers will also distribute prizes and candy.

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

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Habitat Heroes Projects

Our native trees, ferns and wildflowers are under attack by invasive plants like English ivy, Japanese honeysuckle and bamboo. We need heroes like you to join us in rescuing Reston’s beautiful parkland from these aggressive plants. These fast-growing, aggressive plants escape from people’s yards and threaten local ecosystems, taking away vital food and habitat from already stressed wildlife populations. 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.–noon during the months of March – November, except August. You don’t need to be an expert to assist in protecting and restoring Reston’s woods. Our volunteering opportunities each month provide you with all the training you need to become an honorary Habitat Hero! We do a lot of invasive removal yearround. 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 restoration.

Beat the Bush Honeysuckle

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Saturday, March 28 10 a.m.-Noon. 10805 Oldfield Drive

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We will battle bush honeysuckle surrounding the Oldfield Tot-Lot. We need help cutting back the large invasive bush honeysuckle that have taken over the field edge for more than twenty years and hidden the natural beauty of our woods. Meet at the Oldfield Tot-Lot, and park along Oldfield Drive. The entrance steps are located between 10803 and 10807 Oldfield Drive.

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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Saturday, April 25 10 a.m.-Noon. Colts Neck Drive Natural Area

We will stop the choking hazard that English ivy creates on the trees by pulling up the vines at the Colts Neck natural area. The vines harbor mosquitos, reduce the health of native trees and spread everywhere. Please meet at the Hunters Woods Pool parking lot.

Saturday, May 2 9 a.m.-Noon Old Trail Drive

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Help restore the Old Trail Drive natural area and remove the garlic mustard that has invaded the Snakeden Stream watershed. Spring is the best time of the year to identify garlic mustard and pull it out of the ground before it goes to seed. Please meet at the Glade Pool parking lot. There is poison ivy at this site.

Garlic Mustard Everywhere

Saturday, May 30 10 a.m.-Noon Wainwright Natural Area

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We will battle garlic mustard, one of the many invasive plants taking over the Wainwright natural area. Reston needs as many hands as possible to pull garlic mustard from the forest floor to help create space for native plants to grow. Meet at Wainwright Drive near the recreational field. Look for the RA truck. There is poison ivy at this site.

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

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Garlic Mustard

Challenge For the past two years, Reston Association staff have coordinated a competition, inviting members of the community to participate in removing the invasive plant called garlic mustard. Garlic mustard spreads quickly by the thousands of seeds each plant produces. This plant is unique in that it produces a chemical that alters the soil chemistry, which inhibits other plants from growing.

Join the Challenge: Pull the plant and bring your bags of garlic mustard to be weighed at the

Spring Festival at the Nature House

Saturday, May 2

Questions? Want to weigh your bags before the Spring Festival? Call 703-437-7658.

Invasive Plant Removal Day

Saturday, May 2, 9 a.m.-Noon Garlic Mustard at Old Trail Drive Please meet at the Glade Pool parking lot. There is poison ivy at this site.

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Storm Drain Marking Project What can you do to protect our local streams, lakes and the Chesapeake Bay? One way is to participate in the Storm Drain Marking Project. Our storm drains prevent flooding of roads and neighborhoods by carrying rain away from streets and sidewalks. Unlike water from our taps, water flowing into our storm drains is not treated. Storm drains connect directly to our streams and empty into our lakes. Trash, pet waste, motor oil, paint and other materials dumped or washed into storm drains pollute our watersheds and ultimately, the Chesapeake Bay. Markers on each storm drain remind all of us to keep storm drains and our streams clean. By contacting Nicki Bellezza, Reston Association’s watershed manager, you can be a part of the Storm Drain Marking Project. Since there are over 4,000 storm drains in Reston, many volunteers are needed to mark

Kids' Trout Fishing Day 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. To get your project started or for more information, contact Nicki Bellezza at 703-435-6560, Nicki@ reston.org. 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.

Stream Monitoring

Join us for an outdoor Stream Monitoring session on Saturday, March 7 and April 4.

RA welcomes new volunteers to assist with stream monitoring at several locations throughout Reston. It involves working within a small team during all seasons to collect data and identify insects with the goal of assessing the health of Reston’s streams. For a regular investment in the program, training 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 twoyear commitment is encouraged. However, more casual and less frequent volunteers are also welcome. For more information, contact Ha Brock at 703-4357986 or email habrock@reston.org.

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March 21, 8 a.m.-Noon. Snakeden Branch Stream between Soapstone Drive and Lake Audubon. Registration is near the 7-11 at Soapstone Drive. Please park along Soapstone Drive, Glade Drive and the Glade Pool parking lot.

Kid’s Trout Fishing Day is intended for kids to learn more about fishing and have a good time. We would also like for the kids to be successful. That’s why we need volunteers. Please wear shoes; that can get wet and muddy. No sandals. Adults are not permitted to fish during kids’ fishing time. VOLUNTEERS Volunteers must be 16 or older. Individuals wishing to volunteer do not need to be experienced anglers. Teens and adults ages 16 and up who are helping must have a Virginia State Fishing License (freshwater only), available online at www.dgif.state.va.us. 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. For more information or to volunteer, contact Ha Brock at 703-435-7986 or habrock@reston. org.


Potomac River Watershed Cleanup 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. Rain date: under extraordinary circumstances, Sunday, April 12.

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Snakeden Branch Upper — meet at Hunters Woods Village Center Snakeden Branch Middle — meet at Soapstone Drive Nature Center — meet at the Walker Nature Center Colvin Run — meet at Tall Oaks Pool Stevenage Road — meet at Reston North Park off Stevenage Road 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 Education Center afterwards for a pizza lunch.

Saturday, April 11, 9 a.m.-Noon Rain or shine. All are invited. Please sign up by April 7 Coordinated by the Alice Ferguson Foundation and Reston Association

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: 1. Picking up all of their groups’ supplies from RA Central Services Facility. 2. 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. 3. Leaders make sure that volunteers behave responsibly and safely. 4. Leaders must have a functioning cell phone to report any problems or emergencies. 5. Finally, leaders should return any unused supplies to RA following the event, along with their volunteer sign-in sheet marked with the items their team recovered from the clean-up site.

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Team Building with a Difference Corporate Volunteer Program

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

Who We Are

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

Why Partner With Us

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

Should you have something specific in mind, we would love to hear your ideas.

Boards & Committees

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

The Community Engagement Advisory Committee ƒƒ The Environmental Advisory Committee ƒƒ The Parks & Recreation Advisory Committee ƒƒ The Pedestrian and Bicycling Advisory Committee ƒƒ The 55+ Advisory Committee ƒƒ The Tennis Advisory Committee ƒƒ The Transportation 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.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES Special Project Donations

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

Habitat Heroes

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

Annual Events

Sponsor and engage employees in a one-day special event such as MLK Day of Service (January), 5K Fund Run (April), Spring Festival (May), Reston Multicultural Festival (September) or 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.

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

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COMMUNITY BUILDING RENTAL

To reserve a community room or picnic pavilion, contact Member Services at 703-435-6530 or by emailing reservations@reston.org.

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. RENTAL FEES: $20–$70 per hour (security deposit required)

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

WALKER NATURE CENTER: See page 63 for more information on rental space. WWW.RESTON.ORG | SPRING 2015

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Celebrate Reston D  PHOTOGRAPHY BY SEAN BAHRAMI o you know someone who goes above and beyond to make your cluster or neighborhood special? Or, do you feel your cluster’s annual event deserves to be highlighted and recognized? If so, Celebrate Reston gives you the opportunity to just that. Celebrate Reston enables Reston Association to recognize clusters and individuals for their commitment to making their neighborhood a good place to live and become involved.

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As we prepare for the annual Celebrate Reston event on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 in the RA Conference Center, we need your assistance in identifying those in your community who deserve recognition. You can nominate people/groups for the following categories: ƒƒ Neighborhood Association Event of the Year ƒƒ Neighborhood Association Year of Service ƒƒ Neighborhood Association of the Year ƒƒ Neighborhood Association Volunteer of the Year (Board & Non-board)

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The event also gives cluster board members an opportunity to collaborate on shared issues of importance and concern. The round table format enable neighbors from different clusters to meet one another and discuss a variety of topics which have direct impacts on Reston clusters and neighborhoods.

Visit www.reston.org to locate nomination forms and to get more information about the event.


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Approved the 2015 Board of Directors Election Schedule. Approved the 2015 Board of Directors Meeting Calendar. Approved amendments to Assessments & Finance Resolution 11; POAA Disclosure Document Fees. Approved amendments to Use & Maintenance Standards Resolution 12; Hunting. Granted a permanent bus stop facilities easement and temporary construction easement over Reston Association (RA) Common Area Section 4-A, Parcel 2 to Fairfax County for bus stop improvements including a concrete pad and related appurtenances. Approved Board & Association Operations Resolution 12; Records Retention and Destruction Policy. Approved Reston Runners’ (RR) request to use Reston Association (RA) trails and facilities for the 3rd Annual Runners Marathon of Reston, to be held on Sunday March 29, 2015 in south Reston. Based on the outcome of the recent community vote conducted by the Friends of Reston, named the pileated woodpecker as the official bird of Reston. Approved the deer hunting request by owner(s) of 11632 Sourwood Lane; thereby, granting permission to bow hunt through the 2016-2017 urban archery season, and subject to the conditions outlined in Resolution 12: Hunting, staff recommendations and the execution of an agreement as approved by Reston Association’s Legal Counsel. Directed staff to resubmit Reston Association’s application for a bocce court at Cabots Point Recreation Area to include

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-- Establishing a reduced rate of 50 percent of the Annual Assessment for those property owners who qualify for a realestate tax reduction from Fairfax County; -- Exhibit A of Assessment & Finance Resolution 2; Assessment Rates & Collection Procedures to reflect the proposed $642 Annual Assessment Rates, Installment Plan Fees, Collection Fees, and respective due dates for 2015; and -- Including the staff requested 2015 budget adjustments related to the development of urban design guidelines and the conduct of a parks, recreation and open space survey in the amount of $60,000. Approved the referendum question on Reston Deed Section VI.2(b)(15), AirConditioning Units. Denied and moved to not give further consideration to Mr. Irwin Flashman’s request for an electronic copy of the 2014 Board of Directors Election member voting record

Honoring and Recognizing Members of the Community

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Reston Association Annual Members Meeting

Tuesday, April 14, 2015


MEET THE BOARD & OFFICERS | BOARDOFDIRECTORS@RESTON.ORG

Ken Knueven, President At-Large Representative BODKnueven@reston.org or kknueven@hotmail.com

Ellen Graves, Vice-President Apartment Owners’ Representative bodgraves@reston.org

Michael R. Sanio, Secretary At-Large Representative bodmichaelsanio@reston.org or Michael.R.Sanio@gmail.com

John Higgins, Treasurer BODHiggins@reston.org or jdhiggins3@gmail.com

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

Rachel Muir At-Large Representative BODmuir@reston.org

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

Dannielle LaRosa North Point District Representative BODLaRosa@reston.org

Richard Chew South Lakes District Representative directorchew@reston.org

Jeff Thomas At-Large Representative BODthomas@reston.org

Cate Fulkerson Chief Executive Officer cate@reston.org

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

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To threaten or do physical damage to the Common Area; or d. To breach the peace or engage in disorderly conduct by the use of words or acts or other conduct that clearly 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.


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

Fishing in Reston

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Places to Fish

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

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

Boating in Reston

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All boats are required to have a wearable flotation device for each passenger on board. All boats left in the water between November 1 and March 31 require a permanent mooring permit. Only lakefront owners may permanently moor a boat on Reston’s lakes. Individual clusters or condo associations, which own lakefront property, have specific rules regarding mooring boats consistent with RA rules and regulations. For more information, see Resolution 2: Lake Use Access in the Governing Documents. If you see an abandoned boat floating around or you have lost your boat on our lakes, call Watershed Specialist Brian Petty at 703-435-6535 to help track it down.

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INFO & RESOURCES | GUIDELINES | FACILITIES | MAP 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

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)

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11515 NORTH SHORE DRIVE

SHADOWOOD POOL (23)

UPPER LAKES TENNIS COURTS (18)

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UPPER LAKES DRIVE/SUNRISE VALLEY DRIVE

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UPLANDS TENNIS COURTS (7)

POLO FIELDS RECREATION AREA (15) THUNDER CHASE DRIVE

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Are you interested in

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on the future of Reston? Be a leader in your community and run for the Reston Association Board of Directors. Four seats will be opening in April of 2015: ¡¡ Two At-Large Directors (3-year terms) ¡¡ South Lakes District Director (3-year term) ¡¡ North Point District Director (1-year term) Forms are due by Friday, January 30, 2015. All candidacy forms and information about the election are online at www.reston.org.

Voting starts Mar. 2, 2015

To receive your ballot electronically for the 2015 election, saving both paper and postage, email electronicballot@reston.org with: ¡¡ Name and property address ¡¡ Indicate owner, renter, or absentee owner ¡¡ Preferred email address Details or questions: Call 703-435-6570 or email ElectionsCommittee@reston.org

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