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20 Designing Reston Piece by Piece

BY ROBERT HERSHORN

Learn how a 23-story building gains Design Review approval and becomes a model project for partnering with Reston Association's Design Review Board.

30 COVER STORY Kids Tri and Win More than 200 child athletes competed in the first Reston Kids’ Triathlon. For some, the event meant more than a race.

42 Robert E. Simon, Jr. Adventure In Dog-Sledding

BY SHELLEY MASTRAN & RONALD DUNN Not one to sit on the sidelines, Reston’s founder hitched up to the sled dog team and took a ride.

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Two Years & Seven Generations Later 10 Being a Budget Negotiator 12 The Nature of Reston 14 Reston District Police Station and Governmental Center 16 Come Outside 18 Lights, Cameras, Action!

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Berries, Bison and Flowers – Oh My! 40 Getting to Know: Ken Fredgren

ON THE COVER Photo by David Madison David Madison photographed some of the young athletes who completed in the first ever Reston Kids’. Triathlon. For all of these children, this was a life-changing experience. See more of David’s work in the article on page 30. David Madison serves private and commercial clients, including Volkswagen and the DNC. www.davidmadisonphotograpy.com


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Getting Involved and Suiting Your Own Style 105 RA Volunteer Appreciation Pool Party 107 Weed Warriors Projects 109 Volunteer Service Awards 110 Volunteer Spotlight: Catherine Linberg & Polly Noble

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A digital version of Reston is available online at www.reston.org. Reston is published quarterly by the Reston Association. Send correspondence or address changes to Reston Association at 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20191-3404, 703-435-6530. All articles Š Reston Association 2012. All rights reserved. Advertising rates are available upon request to chris@bluehouse.us or by phone to 202-337-1892. Articles and letters to the editor may be submitted via mail to Amelia Townsend, Reston Association at 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20191-3404, 703-435-6530. E-mail submissions may be made to Amelia@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 Anonymous or incomplete information will not be published.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.

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f you ask Mr. Robert Simon about the achievement of his goals for Reston, he typically responds that he has “mostly” achieved them. They set the vision for our community that still guides us almost half a century later. They also informed one of the goals I had when I took office two years ago — to ensure that, as a board, we would make decisions that benefitted Reston for seven generations to come. Please understand, I am not passing out slaps on the back or self-commendations for good services. But I do believe it is beneficial to stop and take stock – see where you are.

In every deliberation, we must consider the impact on the seventh generation ... even if it requires having skin as thick as the bark of a pine. – Constitution of the Iroquois Confederacy: The Great Binding Law

Among the goals we completed in the last two years: ■■ Creating the association’s Core Values. ■■ Producing a 2012-2016 Strategic Plan. ■■ Developing a set of guidelines, known as “Essential Reston” that state Reston Association’s position on retaining our quality of life while updating the master plan.

We have not been afraid to create our own community infrastructure. The organizations that make up Reston were created because there were needs. Over the decades, we have worked together and I hope one of the legacies that the current board leaves the next is a spirit of more cooperation among the various components of what we call “the Reston community.”

As the new board leadership takes the gavel, the question is, “What is the legacy we leave them?"

Two years ago, I began this series of columns on the theme of managing change for the future generations. I took as my foundation the Constitution of the Iroquois Confederacy: The Great Binding Law. It included directions on how to resolve disputes and establish peace, maintain social order and define individual rights.

We leave them a community that once again faces change. Yes, once again. Reston and change are synonymous. Created with historical changes to zoning and planning regulations in Virginia, every major step in our community’s evolution represented a change. The concepts that created the community were unfamiliar, untried in Virginia, so they garnered the attention of the entire world as developers, corporate executives, real estate marketers and leaders of the association grappled with how to keep the community alive. The very fact we exist today is because our past boards, our developers and Mr. Simon himself did not fear the change, but expected it. That led our community to a second important character trait.

The six nations that comprised the Iroquois were governed by an oral constitution that included the concepts of reason, sustainability, peace making and negotiation — a legacy that will help Reston to endure. This is perhaps the best answer to what we leave the new board.

Kathleen Driscoll McKee is the immediate past president of Reston Association.

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ost legislators dream of being budget negotiators. We know that the state's real priorities are set by the budget. How the taxpayers' money is spent truly determines the direction Virginia will be taking. For the past five years it has been my honor — and deeply felt responsibility — to serve as a Senate budget conferee. I am especially honored because I am the only woman Senator ever to be selected. As I write this, we are engaged in budget conference and have been for more than two weeks. We may complete our work tonight, or it may continue for several more weeks. The whole process is both fragile and volatile. Let me try to give you a flavor of how budget conference works. The House of Delegates and Senate have each passed an $85 billion two-year budget. As required by our Virginia Constitution, each budget is balanced. In many areas both sides have accepted the proposals of the Governor in his introduced budget. In many other areas we have independently come up with identical or similar improvements to his budget. We conferees don't even discuss those topics.

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However, the House and the Senate have very different priorities and they are reflected in our budgets. Sometimes our priorities are in direct conflict. Sometimes we would like to fund the other house's priorities but we cannot and still keep the budget in balance. The past several years have been especially difficult because we were cutting programs that we had championed in previous years. So who is making these decisions? In the House of Delegates, the Speaker of the House names the budget conferees. This year there are seven of them and all have been conferees in the past. Six are Republicans and one is a Democrat. Sadly for those of us in Northern Virginia, there are no conferees from our region on the House side. This makes it very difficult for the Senate to move our regional interests forward. The House negotiators simply are not interested. Most of the House conferees are from rural parts of the state. They are very conservative (and proud of it!) and have a limited understanding of the challenges facing the cities and suburbs. The Chairman of Appropriations, Del. Lacey Putney from Bedford, assigns the conferees to specific subject areas.


In the Senate, the conferees are appointed by the Chairman of Senate Finance, Senator Walter Stosch. He is from Henrico County, in the Richmond suburbs. A highly regarded accountant, Sen. Stosch guides the process. We are fortunate that he is so knowledgeable and committed to working with both parties. The Senate has eight conferees. Five are Republicans and three of us are Democrats. We represent virtually all sections of the state — and the three Democrats are all from Northern Virginia. Sen. Stosch assigns us to specific areas of the budget so we can develop expertise, but we must be prepared to "engage" the House negotiators on any topic. My assignments this session are public safety, general government, and judicial. However, I have to be ready to participate in all areas — and am actively engaged in transportation. The heroes of the process are our staff. The Senate and House each have a staff of about eight policy and fiscal analysts. Our Senate staffers are totally non-partisan and professional. They are the creme de la creme of state employees and we respect their expertise.

So how does it work? It is a slow, convoluted process. Lots of time is spent waiting for proposals from the other side and developing our own. We go up and down the stairs between the House offices on the ninth floor and the Senate offices on the tenth floor. The press "bird-dogs" us, asking what the deal is. They are fixated on when we will finish. We give them generalities because nothing is fixed until everything is fixed, and it won't be finished until we agree to every item. We spend hours analyzing proposals and counterproposals with our staffs. Slowly, painfully, we come to agreement on one item. Sometimes we "pair" items up as we strategize to reach agreement on a priority of our own. Because we all serve as lead negotiators on several subject areas, just finding a time we can all meet is very time consuming. Sometimes we seem to have made a lot of progress in one area, only to see it vanish as tempers flare in another area. And tempers do flare. We all care deeply about certain areas, or we wouldn't have run for office in the first place. Watching our own priorities slashed by others is painful, and we do get angry. Of course, sometimes the anger is contrived. Over the years, you learn to "read" the other conferees to know when they are sincere and when they are acting. Discipline is maintained overall because we must make the budget balance at the end of the process. But if one area of conference must have additional funding to agree, other areas must lose funding.

The hot button topics this year are public education (the Senate wants more funding than the House), capital projects (the House does not want any debt), higher education (the Senate wants more student aid), and human services (the Senate wants additional mental health and housing services while the House supports more Medicaid waivers). There is not sufficient funding to satisfy all these priorities. The biggest problem of all is transportation. My team and I are fighting for additional funding for Phase 2 of Rail to Dulles. The tolls on the Dulles Toll Road are projected to go to $4.50 in 2014. We need relief and the Commonwealth must live up to its responsibility. The Hampton Roads delegation is unable to agree with the Administration on how to fund projects in Portsmouth. Overall, so far, the Administration has not shown any leadership in funding Phase 2 or resolving disputes in Hampton Roads. Very disturbingly, they have been withholding information we need to resolve the issue. I hope by the time you read this, we will have come to agreement. If not, it is probable that budget negotiations will be delayed. Senator Janet Howell has been a Reston leader for 35 years. She has represented us in Richmond since 1992. She serves on the powerful Finance, Courts of Justice, and Education and Health committees and is a budget conferee.

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The Nature of Reston BY KEN PLUM

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he snowdrops in my yard started blooming in December last year at least a month ahead of when they normally bloom. They are always beautiful to see in a yard that is otherwise quite bleak in the winter. Their blossoms stay in place until spring. But snowdrops were not the only plants blooming early; I saw a cherry tree blooming at Christmas last year. Without getting into a political debate about climate change and its causes, it is clear to me from personal observation that weather patterns are changing. It is equally clear to me that some changes in our natural surroundings are brought about by human behavior. If we are to preserve the natural beauty of our community and the world, we need to change some of the ways we live our lives. One of the many things I like about our community of Reston is the high level of appreciation of our natural surroundings and the need for us to do our part in preserving it. Many trees were preserved in Reston from its very beginning. The huge oak and poplar trees that are in my backyard provide shade in the summer and leaves in the fall. For many years I composted leaves in a compost bin with slat sides made from recycled drink bottles. It took

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about a year, but I could, with little maintenance, make enough compost to enrich my flower beds. That way I did not have to use commercial fertilizer. Recently I upgraded my composting operation to a tumbler that is supposed to make finer compost in a shorter period of time. Certainly is easier to aerate the composting materials with a few turns of the tumbler. In the legislature I have been involved in improving water quality with the removal a couple of decades ago of phosphates from laundry detergents and more recently from dishwasher detergents and fertilizers. These efforts will help keep our lakes and the Chesapeake Bay cleaner. The stream restoration work and the lakeside plant buffers contribute greatly to keeping the water in our lakes healthy and free of sedimentation.

Recycling has become a way of life for most people in Reston. Relative to many communities, we do not see as much litter. There seems to be a greater sense of energy conservation that is increasingly enabled by technological advances. Few communities can match the number of walkers, runners, and bikers that we have. Working on the lawn and flower beds is relaxing for me. I make some of my most important decisions on where I want to lead the Commonwealth while working outdoors. Always clear to me is my desire to preserve the natural beauty of the small parcel of land to which I claim ownership for a short period of nature’s time. And I want to do all I can with the trust that has been given to me by the voters in our community to preserve the nature of Reston and the Commonwealth.

I still struggle with lawn care that is healthy for children, dogs and cats, wildlife, and water runoff. Long ago I rejected the idea of the picture perfect lawn with no weeds. It takes too many chemicals to achieve. An organic fertilizer modestly applied and some spot treatment for big weeds will make a lawn very acceptable until excess shade and the droughts and heat of late summer does it in. Then in the fall you can start rebuilding the natural lawn yet again. The activity provides good exercise.

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am excited to share plans for the new two-story Reston District Police station and Governmental Center. This is long overdue. The one-story, 16,200 square foot building was built in 1985 and is not only the home of the Reston District police, but the Hunter Mill District supervisor’s office. The Hunter Mill District has seen approximately a 16 percent increase in population from 2000 to 2010 and is anticipated to grow an additional 23 percent by 2030. The police department has outgrown the existing facility and needs additional space for personnel and equipment. In addition, the Supervisor’s office is also undersized in comparison to the county space program. Over the years staff has mitigated operational problems as much as possible, but the limitations of the facility create unavoidable distances and barriers that impair secure and efficient daily operations.


As part of the 2006 Public Safety Bond Referendum, funding for the renovation and expansion of the existing facility was approved. Based on various studies, it was impractical to renovate the existing building; therefore a new building was proposed. Working with the Reston Town Center SubCommittee of the Reston Master Plan Special Study Task Force, the County looked at ways to allow opportunities for future development of the block while keeping the facility on Boardowned property so that the project could move forward with design and construction. The existing building will remain operational during construction of the two-story building which will be located on the west side of the site, directly south of Cameron Glen Drive. The public portion of the building will be located on the top floor and is accessed from the east side of the building. The District Supervisor’s office, central lobby, community room and rest rooms are on the top floor. The community room will be expanded to 1,450 square feet, which can be divided into two areas and includes a small kitchenette. The top level also includes the public area of the police station and some secured areas.

The police functions, including office and support space, interview rooms, intake processing area, evidence processing, storage functions, exercise and locker rooms, vehicle prep bay and vehicle sally port, will all be located in the lower level. Sustainable development features including LEED Green Building principles and Low Impact Development guidelines and will be implemented to minimize environmental impact. Storm water quantity and quality control requirements will be met by an existing off-site regional storm water management pond.

With the Board of Supervisors' approval, the new station will become a reality and finally bring the long overdue station to fruition. And if all goes well, Reston will have a beautiful new station by the end of 2014. This is the beginning of what will be the future planning for the North County portion of the Reston Town Center. 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.

The public parking lot serving the Supervisor’s office will increase from 16 to 40 spaces. Secure parking for the police department will increase from 92 to 164. The secure police parking will be surrounded by a decorative steel picket fence. In addition, the secure parking lot will be screened by landscaping along Bowman Towne Drive, Cameron Glen Drive, and along the western property line adjacent to the existing town homes. Decorative landscaping is also planned along the walkway to the public entrance and in the open space immediately outside of the Community Room. WWW.RESTON.ORG | SUMMER EDITION 2012

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n my morning walk, I pass through Hickory Cluster, up along a purling brook, back down the other side and across North Shore into Waterview Cluster and back across the bridge to Lake Anne Village Center and home on the 13th floor of Heron House. The last half of January and February produced such extraordinarily mild weather that Nature was fooled into welcoming spring prematurely. The Japanese Iris have finally ended their second blooming, but by the time I get home I will have seen many daffodil shoots coming up (and several shoots blossoming), banks of snow drops, myrtle's tiny blue flower, and several clumps of ranunculus. It saddens me that, especially on weekends, I encounter so few people. Reston's walkways beckon in all seasons. Robert E. Simon Jr., founder of Reston.

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es, it is Reston’s turn for the “star treatment” and time for the community to get ready for its close-up. The Reston Story (working title), a documentary film project about our community, is underway. The film will reflect the past and present and provide future glimpses of this special place and its people. Reston’s story, its history and its importance on the world stage, is important to tell to those who live, work and play here, and to those who don’t, given Reston’s prominence beyond its boundaries.

The livestock that occupied the farmland.

The documentary film project will follow the story of the development of the “new town” from its beginnings as a 6,750-acre tract of farmland that was home to 3,000 cows and a bourbon distillery, to the present-day home of nearly 65,000 residents and an estimated 60,000 jobs. Robert Simon’s “billion dollar bet” is nearing its fiftieth anniversary and his founding ideals are confronted by new realities presented by the arrival of “Metro,” the possibilities of increased density, and the realities of redevelopment. Reston organizations — Reston Historic Trust, Reston Community Center, Reston Association and Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce among them — have been working collaboratively to imagine the project and launch the filming and community participation efforts that will be needed to assure its success. Together they have formed the “Reston 50/25 Committee” to shepherd the film to completion for a series of events and celebrations occurring in 2014, the year of Reston’s 50th Anniversary, and 2015, the year of Reston Town Center’s 25th Anniversary.

Model of Lake Anne.

An award-winning filmmaker, Rebekah Wingert-Jabi, and her film production company, Storycatcher Productions, are engaged to create the documentary. Rebekah has over fourteen years of award-winning experience in documentary filmmaking to her credit. She worked on projects that have been aired on the Discovery Channel and the Public Broadcasting Service and nominated for an Emmy Award. She recently worked as part of the team that produced the film Budrus, which won the Berlin International Film Festival Audience Award. Rebekah’s artistry is matched by her passion for her childhood home and the community to which she has returned to raise her family — Reston.

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he History “You oughta be in pictures. You oughta be a star!”

Polo was played in early days of Reston.

How can you be a part of the project? The many community-oriented efforts associated with the documentary will include a contest open to everyone, especially young people, to tell their own “Reston Story” in three-minute videos. The winning videos will be featured with the documentary at its premiere and at a variety of the events surrounding the anniversary years. Some of the documentary film “extras” will be “chapters” that tell a particular story about some one or another aspect of the Reston experience. If you are involved in your neighborhood, volunteer work, community meetings, celebrations, or any other of the many aspects of living in Reston, don’t be surprised if you glance over your shoulder and see someone with a camera!

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Leila Gordon has been the RCC Executive Director since 2008.

Rebekah Wingert-Jabi poses before the Reston map at the Reston Museum.

Learn More or Get involved? Contact Leila Gordon

Reston Community Center

Phone: 703-390-6142 E-mail: Leila.Gordon@fairfaxcounty.gov

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Designing Reston Piece by Piece BY ROBERT HERSHORN PHOTOS COURTESY OF POLLĒO GROUP

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he building that currently stands at 1760 Reston Parkway is a five-story rectangular red brick number, with fixed windows striping it on all sides. Clearly visible from Reston Parkway, the Town Center Office Building, as it is known, stands out in relief to most of its surroundings. Utilitarian and nondescript, it recalls a time before Reston Town Center’s tower blocks dominated the landscape. In fact, the Town Center Office Building predates the construction of Reston Town Center itself. Completed in 1979, it was initially designed as a kind of entrance point to the Town Center, the business and residential hub that has come to define this part of Reston. Plans changed, though, and the building was left on the outer edges of the development. Reston Town Center has since expanded to reach it, and after thirty-three years, the time has come for the Town Center Office Building to be replaced with something more dynamic.

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The plan drafted by the Pollēo Group architecture firm gives some idea of the scope of the project. “Given the prime location within the Reston Town Center,” it reads, “and along the Reston Parkway … the 1760 Reston Parkway site is ideally suited to provide Reston with a statement of office use/employment center at this location.” The plan lays out specifications for a 23-story, 419,000 square foot, LEED Silver certified, mixed-use tower with a green roof, multiple pedestrian access points, and a sidewalk-level elevator. “We view this project as raising the bar on architecture,” says Richard Whealen, head of RTC Partnership LLC, which owns the land parcel on 1760 Reston Parkway and is overseeing the construction effort. But before this project or any other like it in Reston can move forward, it must first be approved by the Reston Association’s Design Review Board (DRB), the body responsible for upholding Reston’s Design Covenants for any property under the Reston Association’s

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jurisdiction. The DRB, made up of six design professionals and three non-architects or “lay” members, is responsible for overseeing and guiding any new construction or any changes to existing structures, including office, retail, and residential buildings. The process goes something like this: an applicant, such as RTC Partnership, must first submit their plans to an informational session of the DRB, in which no final decisions regarding approval of the project will be made. The DRB members will then meet and decide on any issues or problems with the design that they feel must be addressed by the applicant. The applicant will have a chance to address these issues before going forward with the approval process. The DRB will then decide whether to approve the project, based on a majority vote. The process is similar for commercial and residential projects, says Barbara Byron, chair of the Design Review Board.


“With commercial buildings, we’re more concerned about the construction materials, and what they’re going to look like in ten years,” Byron says. When approving a commercial project such as 1760 Reston Parkway, “the DRB expects the [building] design to fit in with surrounding architecture and be appropriate for topography of the site, as well as for the character of Reston, given its particular context,” says Brevetta Jordan, Reston Association director of Covenants Administration. “[The DRB is] considering the project in relation to the proposed changes in the surrounding area … This kind of development is not the norm for Reston because of its highly visible location in the midst of Reston Town Center and the character of the development occurring around it.”

The Reston Town Center of 2012 is, of course, much different than it was in 1977, when the parcel of land at 1760 Reston Parkway was first zoned. The DRB will have to take into account the new development near the proposed construction site, including the expansion of the Spectrum Center, which currently flanks the pending construction sites on either side of Bowman Towne Drive. That entire shopping center is due for a reconstruction of its own, so the DRB must consider the changes occurring around the building’s location when deciding how the proposed structure will fit in with the surrounding area. “Consideration is given to what is known about, and envisioned for, the proposed development,” Jordan says. “In this case, the current architect for 1760 Reston Parkway is involved with the design of the surrounding development. This lends itself to a similar style and cohesive design for 1760 and the surrounding structures.”

“We judge things given the context of what is there and what will be,” Byron says. For their part, the Pollēo Group and RTC Partnership LLC are more than ready to work with the DRB, and they have the technology to prove it. Jorge del Cid, an architectural consultant with the company, has developed software using a Web-based platform that is able to display essentially any and all possible views of a proposed structure or of its surrounding areas. For example, a presentation using this program could include a bird’s eye view look at the layout of the building, a street view to make sure that any promotional signage is visible, or a look into a separate building across the street to make sure the new construction won’t block anyone’s view.

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“There’s nothing like being able to show somebody a building in real time, and to convey a design like that,” Whealen says. “If you take a look at what could conceivably exist in the world, almost any question regarding this building can be answered.”

of other buildings? Will building materials remain consistent throughout the structure? Will neighboring homes or businesses be negatively affected by the ongoing project? Each of these items requires a thorough response before initial approval can be given.

“When [the 1760 Reston Parkway] application came across,” Byron says, “A lot of us said, ‘wow.’ We were slightly concerned with the height. The architects didn’t have those concerns. They understand the appeal of creating something like that.”

Though the process is meticulous, the hope is that it will benefit all of those involved in the long run. Those on the construction end of the 1760 Reston Parkway project certainly seem to think that this is the case.

The high-tech efforts certainly help things along, but the best view of the DRB’s process ultimately comes from the many documents generated when approving a project. After the initial proposal for 1760 Reston Parkway, for example, the Pollēo Group provided an item-by-item response to a number of concerns voiced by the DRB members: Will the building be integrated harmoniously into the surrounding environment? Will the size and location be consistent with that

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“The Design Review Board represents all disciplines,” says Thomas Dinneny, principal architect at the Pollēo Group and a former member of the DRB himself. “There’s an added value in that it helps create a dialogue. I have lots of respect for all of them.” “It’s a back and forth,” adds Whealen. “If we didn’t do this, we’d be denying ourselves their wisdom and vision. It all leads to creating the best product in the end.”

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Of course, the sheer soaring ambition of that end product proves that we are a long way from the Reston of 35 years ago, when the Town Center Office Building was but a twinkle in some land developer’s eye. “Reston is going to change,” Byron says. “We’ve been a part of the discussion, and we can only control what we control. But the [DRB] guidelines can be applied to everything, and that is at the heart of what we do. We want to maintain the culture of Reston. Why reinvent to be just like Ballston? [DRB members] enjoy Reston and want to maintain it, and to be a guiding light for the future of the town.”

Robert Hershorn grew up in Reston and has returned after an extended stay in Richmond, Va. He is currently working as a producer and wire service writer for a D.C.-area broadcasting service.


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ON THE STREET

Faces of Reston Station PHOTOGRAPHY BY DAVID MADISON

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ccording to developers Comstock Partners, the Reston Station construction of 2,300 parking spaces with 1.5 million square feet of space above ground and an equal amount in seven parking levels below ground, is the largest single construction project east of the Mississippi River. Hundreds of people converge on the worksite daily, representing every field from architects, engineers and tradesmen to ironworkers, concrete workers and laborers.

THE FACES BEHIND THE WORK

Traffic Safety Controllers

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Delivering Concrete


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Building Forms

Checking Waterproofing

Framing Rebar for Walls

Forming Footing

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BY THE JOBS BY THE NUMBERS

Architectural Firms ƒƒ Davis Carter Scott ƒƒ Hickok Cole Architects ƒƒ Murphy Jahn Electrical ƒƒ GHT ƒƒ Jordan Skala Structural ƒƒ Thornton Thomasetti ƒƒ Fernandez & Associates

Civil ƒƒ Urban Trades ƒƒ Concrete ƒƒ Sprinkler Fitters ƒƒ Welders ƒƒ Electrical ƒƒ Plumbing ƒƒ Pile Drivers ƒƒ Excavaters ƒƒ Operating Engineers ƒƒ Fencing

300 local jobs 1 million man-hours of labor 100,000 cubic yards of concrete 18 million pounds of rebar 5 cranes 2 concrete batch plants

THE TIMELINE

April 5, 2011 – First shovels. In the cold mist of an early April shower, officials broke ground on the massive Reston Station project.

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January 2012 – Digging down. The footprint for the parking garage will be the length of four football fields.

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January 2012 – Power moving. Four cranes now on the site can haul up to eight tons of concrete or materials at one time.

Year 2020 – At build out. When the work is finished, Reston Station will encompass the parking garage, apartments, shops, offices and a public plaza.


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You don't have to write press releases or ad copy. But you can put your communications skills and experience to work as a volunteer for the Reston Association's Communications Advisory Committee. This group of professionals advises the Board of Directors on communications issues and strategies. The committee also supports the work of Reston Association's communications staff. The group typically meets once a month and your contribution will matter.

To learn more, call 703-435-6512 or send an e-mail to Cate Fulkerson at cate@reston.org, stating your interest.

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THE FINER THINGS

Warming Coffee Stops

In each issue of Reston, writer Robert Hershorn explores Reston's treasures.

BY ROBERT HERSHORN

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here’s no big secret as to where most of Reston is used to getting its coffee. Rigorous Google searching reveals not one but six Starbucks locations inside the community boundaries, but I for one feel that this cannot possibly be accurate or up-to-date. After all, who could possibly account for the new locations popping up every five minutes or so, faster than even the “Jeopardy!”- playing robot can register? They seem to populate every shopping center and street corner within walking distance of an office cluster. If not for the inherent zoning issues, would even our precious bike paths and public parks be safe? Still, it’s hard to find fault with the functional perfection of Starbucks in Reston. For the young professional about to sit in Dulles Toll Road (or, increasingly, Reston Parkway) traffic, the ability to stroll in and be whisked briskly through a cozy-ish, generally inoffensive café environment and end up with highly specialized beverage in hand can feel quite liberating, even empowering. “Come right in, sir,” the green letters seem to say to me. “There is a patient but speedy staff and an industrial coffee maker on hand waiting to assist you, and your time here will in no way hinder you from going about your daily tasks.” But this column is, after all, about the Finer Things, and cold functionality is not one of them. There’s more than one place to go in Reston to find a decent cup of coffee, and when I say that, I’m not just referring to the six separate Starbucks locations. There are three other places as well! Greenberry’s Coffee 11790 Baron Cameron Ave, Suite A Reston, VA 20190 Lake Anne Coffee House 1612 Washington Plz N Reston, VA 20190 Pitango Gelato 11942 Democracy Dr Reston, VA 20190

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We’ll start off as we so often do in the shadow of Home Depot. It is here, in the shopping center off of the corner of Reston Parkway and Baron Cameron Avenue that you’ll find Greenberry’s Coffee, a warm, inviting bear hug of a coffee shop. The last time I went to Greenberry’s was on a cold, rainy winter’s day. I felt as though I were a Russian fur trapper, having just completed a long trek through the taiga, arriving at a roadside inn with the fire blazing and the tea boiling in the samovar. I had only walked about fifty yards from my car to the entrance, but the atmosphere at Greenberry’s is such that one would be forgiven for indulging in certain flights of fancy. Hominess wins out, with the Tartan logo and rich wood paneling sending subtle signals that one should sit back, relax, crack open a book or a laptop, and drink lots and lots of coffee. And drink you should! Greenberry’s takes their hand-roasted whole-bean blends seriously. Their rich, full-bodied gourmet coffee would warm the chilliest of bodies or souls.

Lake Anne Coffee House On milder days, your destination should be the Lake Anne Coffee House (located at 1612 Washington Plaza), where their expansive outdoor patio accommodates all manner of heated debate, silent reflection, or simple enjoyment of a coffee and scone. The Lake Anne Coffee House has the feel of a real neighborhood joint, and straddles the line between café and corner store. Bags of candy and other provisions are mere spitting distance from the generous carafes of house blend or one of their many international coffees. The coffee house makes for a peaceful lunch destination as well: one will find a number of different takes on the standard fare, all inexpensive and worth trying out. There are books and magazines on loan, Classical WETA on the PA system, and an adorable elderly dog serving as store mascot. It approaches perfection on almost every level.

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Pitango Gelato

For a sleeker, slightly more European romp, head on over to Reston Town Center, where Pitango Gelato is winning over fans on a daily basis. “But Mr. Finer Things,” you’re likely saying out loud while reading this, “gelato is just fancysounding Italian ice cream! What’s that got to do with coffee?” To which I would offer: Pitango is not just for the ice cream lover who lives deep in us all, but also for the caffeine-crazed loon who will be chomping at the bit for a taste of the gelateria’s fine Italian espresso. The warm jolt of the freshly pulled drink or any of its variations (cappuccino, macchiato, americano, etc.) is a nice counterpoint to the freezing gelato, and for the truly adventurous purveyor of fusion cuisine, there is the Affogato, a shot of espresso and a scoop of gelato served up in the same mug. Pitango Gelato, along with all of the destinations covered here, retains a café environment even in the center of Reston Town Center. Plenty of lost souls in search of a WiFi connection arrive here, along with folks on their lunch breaks and others with some time on their hands. All are treated kindly by the staff. Pitango assures us that it builds its gelato recipes from scratch with “absolutely nothing artificial,” which is certainly something to boast about.

Robert Hershorn grew up in Reston and has returned after an extended stay in Richmond, Va. He is currently working as a producer and wire service writer for a D.C.-area broadcasting service.


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o look at them, few people would have believed them to have a chance at starting, much less becoming hardened competitors in the first annual Reston Kids' Triathlon. After all, most of the students enrolled in the after-school and summer programs at Laurel Learning Center had no experience in the fast-growing world of kids' triathlons.

About Laurel Learning Center

One of the services provided by Reston Interfaith, which serves individuals and families unable to meet the basic expenses in their high-cost-of-living community. Through advocacy and support services, Reston Interfaith connects clients to vital resources that help them build more stable and self-sufficient lives.

Many did not own bicycles or running shoes — requisites for competitions that consist of swimming, biking, and running. Yet, they had one collective asset that had carried each of these 26 children through tougher challenges — indomitable spirits that whispered survival affirmations at every hurdle. “We don’t let challenges determine our future,” said Brent Park, the after-school program manager at Laurel Learning Center. He saw the kids' triathlon as an opportunity to build life-long healthy habits in his young charges. He told them about the intense training that would have to happen between June and the triathlon in mid-August. Looking around the colorful after-school quarters at Laurel Learning Center, the children saw none of the equipment they would need — not even one stationary bike for daily endurance training. No helmets. No bikes. "I didn't think I could do it," said 11-year old Ellie Jamborsky.

“Every day we are moving”

The kids were not afraid of physical exertion and Park envisioned the training for the triathlon as a new activity for the summer program that already includes hiking, swimming, trips to the beach and tennis. It would be comprehensive. He would bring the children lessons on nutrition, diet and the value of exercise. He held a meeting for parents to explain the demanding training and the idea of teaching their children how to believe in themselves. Parents expressed cautious optimism. After all, triathlons were expensive and demanding. But, they gave their approval for their children to train and compete.

“I thought I was going to die”

On the last day of school in June, the grueling work began. Fruit, vegetables and water replaced sweet drinks and salty snacks. TV and game time vanished. The dry heat of rainless summer days that stretched into August offered extra training outdoors.

"But I could try," said Luca Twohie Crowe, age 9.

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“One of our boys set a goal to learn to swim by his twelfth birthday and he did,” said Park.

“Four times each week, the third through sixth graders swam in North Shore Pool. Twice a week, they ran the path around Lake Anne,” said Park. “First, I thought it would be easy, but it was hard,” said nine-year-old Sam Sheehan. "I thought I was going to die."

“People Were Really Nice”

But despite all their determination, the children could only go so far. This is the point where the spirit of the Reston community met the kids’ unshakable resolve. Finances and lack of equipment should not be hurdles if a child has the determination to try. The sponsors of the Reston Kids' Triathlon asked the community for help. Someone donated not one, but two stationary training bikes. Individuals and businesses paid each child's $35 entry fee, provided tee shirts, helmets, kneepads and safety equipment. Companies refurbished bikes for the children who owned them already.

“A flat tire or broken chain could have spelled the end of participation for a child in our program,” Park said. Then, there were the kids who had no bikes. The Reston community stepped in and answered the need. “We thought we would get used ones, too,” said Rocky Ba, age 10. "They were brand new bikes — not used and fixed up," said Sam Sheehan, age 9. “I never dreamed they would get new bikes or that they would get to keep them after the race,” said Park. Then there were the outpourings of time — generosity without dollar values. When she learned some of the children could not swim and others feared the water, Mary, the lifeguard at the Reston Association North Shore pool, spent her own time teaching and building courage.

Once again, the community had shown the spirit that is Reston. “People were really nice,” said Katheryn Gutierrez, 11.

“My Mom Was There For Me”

For many parents in Northern Virginia, the work hours are long and there is little time for getting involved in afterschool programs. But something about the triathlon experience had parents shifting work schedules to exercise with their children, to help them with their training — and perhaps for the first time for some — to launch personal wellness programs. Zyeasha Ba’s mom started working out with her daughter. Now, it is a way of life. “Mom and I will do girls on the run this year,” Zyeasha said. Sam Sheehan and his dad are planning a race together.

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“But now I know I can do anything,” said 11-year-old Katheryn Gutierrez.

“We Win Together”

As the day of the race approached, Brent Park saw a new spirit of hope and determination in his young athletes. “Kids today face all sorts of challenges that we did not see growing up,” Park said. “It would be easy to give up when the odds are so great and there is no obvious end in sight. Yet these kids were determined and confident.”

On the morning of the race, an unusual sight – rain greeted the children. Yet, they each donned a lime green Laurel Learning tee shirt that bore the team slogan:

We don’t sink. We swim. We don’t coast. We pedal. We don’t walk. We run.

2nd Annual Reston Kids’ Triathlon August 12, 7 a.m. Register at www.restonkidstri.org Contact: Joe O'Gorman at irishtri@verizon.net Larry Butler at lbutler@reston.org Sponsored by YMCA Fairfax County-Reston & Reston Association

And so they did. They had been taught that they all won if everyone finished. So when a classmate fell behind, one girl gave up a chance at crossing the finish line early to go back and help. At every turn during the sloshy race, Reston’s army of volunteers handed water and encouragement. In all, more than 200 children competed. At the end of the race, an even more amazing sight greeted the kids from Laurel Learning. “All our parents were there – cheering,” said Luca Twohie Crowe. In fact, since the triathlon, all 26 kids have changed. More exercise, healthier habits, confidence and, of course, plans to compete again in the 2012 Reston Kids’ Triathlon. “At first, I didn’t think I could do this,” said Jalen McNeil, age 12. " But now I can do anything."

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Berries, Bison and Flowers – Oh My!

PHOTO BY JIM KIRBY

BY JOHN LOVAAS

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inally! It’s spring and truly fresh vegetables, fruits, meats and more are back in Reston. Northern Virginia’s number one farmers market, the Reston Farmers Market, opened its 15th season at Lake Anne Village Center. Fresh, sweet strawberries and crisp spring greens will reawaken the taste buds for fresh and local foods, all from within 125 miles of Reston. Familiar veggie and fruit growers who have been coming to Reston for 15 years will be joined by the area’s best bakers; prize-winning goat and cow cheese producers; vendors of a range of fresh meats; and plant and flower growers. Then, there’ll be the returning special products people — kettle corn, honey, fresh pickles — and, did I mention creamy homemade ice cream? Two long-time favorites — Valentine’s Country bakery and meats, and Virginia Vistas — with their incredible selection of plants, rejoin the market.

In addition, there are some very special new members of the Reston Farmers Market family. During the off-season, co-market masters John and Fran Lovaas went to Baltimore County and recruited the Gunpowder Bison and Trading Company to join the market for 2012. Gunpowder offers a variety of grassfed, low-fat, and low-cholesterol bison meats. When you shop at the Reston Market this year, you’ll find a wide range of fresh meats — beef, pork, chicken, lamb, hopefully, and occasional rabbit and goat. Lake Anne once again has the air of a grand bazaar on Saturday mornings, with the Reston Farmers Market, alongside what has become a high quality regional crafts market on the plaza at Lake Anne. There’ll be music, too. John Lovaas started the Market in 1998. A retired Foreign Service Officer, John is Producer/Host of the Reston Impact TV program on Channel 28, a former VP of Reston Association, and former President of the Reston Citizens Association.

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GETTING TO KNOW

Ken Fredgren PHOTOGRAPHY BY SEAN BAHRAMI

Q: Where are you originally from? Born, Minneapolis, MN, 1939; high school and university, Oklahoma, 1954-63; married Kathy (Ward) Fredgren, 1965; Alexandria, VA 196569; Arlington, VA 1969-2003.

Q: How long have you lived in Reston? Nine years.

Q: What was the main factor that drove your decision to choose Reston?

The steps at our house in Arlington became too difficult for me to climb. Our realtor compiled a list of houses to visit, the first being our now home in Reston. We immediately fell in love with the house and the beautiful neighborhood, and we didn't visit the other houses. (I contracted the polio virus in 1959 at age 19, and by the 1990s I had developed post-polio syndrome. The symptoms include a weakening of muscles that compensated over many years for muscles atrophied by polio.)

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In Arizona at the south rim of the Grand Canyon, 1997.

An evaluation team measuring the problematic slope of a designated accessible parking space. Left to right: Yvonne Park (crouching), Lee Albritton, Ken, Cynthia Willer. Yvonne is a VCU graduate student in urban planning and Lee and Cynthia are RAC project managers.

Q: What is your favorite local

Q: What do you do for work?

spot you enjoy?

After the noise and congestion of Arlington, my peaceful, quiet, neighborly Reston neighborhood, plus Centerstage at RCC, Cafesano, Santini’s, and La Madeleine.

Q: What is your favorite not-

so-local place, either a vacation spot or another location you have visited?

Two separate years, Kathy and I vacationed in Arizona and New Mexico. Fabulous experiences. Everyone should see the Grand Canyon before he or she dies. The Alan Houser sculpture garden in New Mexico is very moving — we happened to be there at an hour when we were the only visitors and they gave us a private golfcart tour. Also, the Santa Fe Opera House and its view are amazing. RT’s Cajun Restaurant, Alexandria, for authentic Cajun meals.

Q: What do you do for fun?

Attend Centerstage and Voice performances, play Dominos with grandchildren and break bread with family and friends. We celebrate Independence Day in our home with friends, including dinner, a serial reading of the Declaration of Independence and songs. Guests are asked to tell the gathering about their first ancestors coming to the United States. So far, we have heard stories of emigration from Ireland, Sweden, Scotland, Republic of the Philippines, Italy, and Germany.

Retired, but my mostly full-time volunteer avocation now, as chairman of the Reston Accessibility Committee (RAC) of Reston Citizens Association, is working with RAC colleagues to improve accessibility to Reston retail and service entities for customers with disabilities. Our watchwords are “dignity” and “independence.” As disability rights advocates, we never assume that a barrier (e.g., a curb) exists because of mean-spiritedness on the part of an owner or property manager. Our outreach to them as prospective community partners is made with good will, in good faith and for the common good — our “3 Gs.” Notable partnership successes are North Point Village Center, Home Depot, The Spectrum, Hunters Woods Village Center, Sunrise Valley Center, and Sunrise Technology Park (Comcast Television). Of our 15 projects to date, we have had to refer only one to the Fairfax County Office for Human Rights & Equity Programs. We have been greatly encouraged and gratified by the consistent support our outreach efforts have received from Reston community leaders and organizations, and from Fairfax County and Commonwealth officials.

Q: Whom do you most admire and why?

People who get up every day and work for justice and peace by their example. My personal heros and heroines are servantleaders, including Martin Luther King, Jr., Mother Teresa of Calcutta, Nelson Mandella, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Dorothy Day, Archbishop Oscar Romero, Caesar Chavez, John XXIII, Fred Ruffing and Ted Gleiter (seminal founders of ACCA), Peter Yarrow, Noel Paul Stookey and Mary Travers (Peter, Paul and Mary), Sheila Bair (FDIC), Elizabeth Warren (CFPB), and John Horejsi (SALT).

Q: Is there anything else you would like to add?

I invite Reston magazine readers to visit the RAC website, www.RestonAccessibility.org, review our brochure, read about our mission — “Partnering throughout the greater Reston community to improve access for persons with mobility impairments” — and review our several projects. There are always volunteer opportunities available. One of our most recent projects is South Lakes Village Center. I invite interested readers to contact me at fredgren.k@gmail.com or 703-391-9019.

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Robert E. Simon, Jr.

Adventure In Dog-Sledding BY SHELLEY MASTRAN & RONALD DUNN | PHOTOGRAPHY BY SHASHI GUPTA

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n January 2012, Reston’s founder, the intrepid Robert E. Simon, Jr., ventured to the Canadian Rockies with his wife Cheryl, and friends, the Dunns and Guptas. The trip took them to Vancouver, British Columbia, and then by train across the snow-covered mountains to Banff. Among the experiences of Simon, 97-year-old adventurer, was a dog-sled ride across frozen Spray Lake. En route to the site of the dog sledding, Bob sat in the front seat with the guide and for an hour or more bombarded him with questions about the terrain, the wildlife, the quality of life in the towns near Banff, and the skiing experiences in the area. In former times, Bob was an avid skier. When the time came to hitch up the dogs, Bob displayed none of the concerns some of the others felt about the upcoming adventure. Instead, he showed only enthusiasm as he was bundled into the lead sled, and pulled by seven dogs. Over the ensuing two hours of sledding across the lake, the weather vacillated wildly – one minute sunny with a bright blue sky, the next ferociously windy, pelting the riders with snow and ice. Two other sleds in the caravan flipped over, spilling their passengers onto the frozen lake — fortunately, not Bob’s sled. Throughout the ride, Bob exhibited keen interest in everything going on around him, from the breeding and training of the sled dogs, to the technical aspects of the equipment. He wanted to know about everything from sled construction, harnesses, braking mechanisms, to the beautiful scenery, to the behavior of the team pulling the sled (ranging from sharply focused concentration on the task at hand to sudden, apparently unprovoked fights that either slowed progress or took the sled seriously off course), to the decidedly mixed results that some British soldiers were achieving, as part of winter survival training, in learning to ski while being pulled over the snow and ice by one or two dogs. After about 45 minutes of sledding into the teeth of a strong, gusty wind, and following an unusually long period of silence, Ron Dunn leaned over the sled and asked Bob, "How are you doing?" His one-word answer summed up not just how he was doing at that moment, but how he's been doing for 97-plus years.

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MEMBER SERVICES

Pool and Tennis Pass Sales

Guests Welcome

Two Easy Ways to Purchase Passes

As a host member or nonmember, you may bring guests when visiting a pool or tennis court. There are convenient options to purchase in advance or on-site.

Walk-In Hours and Location

Purchase in advance

Hours of Operation

Please Note: RA members and non-members (18 years or older) may purchase a Season Long Guest Pass; (limit one per household). This pass is good for one (1) guest only per visit. The address on both the guest pass and host's pass must display the same address; guests must be accompanied at all times.

Welcome to our 2012 Pool and Tennis pass options page. Have an enjoyable summer season. 1. 2.

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

Season Long Guest Pass $35/Member $50/Non-member

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

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

Extended Summer Hours

Saturdays, April 21-July 28 from 9 a.m.-Noon. Please Note: A current pass is required for anyone (age 1 or older) visiting pools and tennis courts. Receipts will not be accepted on-site. Customers must be at least 18 years of age to purchase. For corporate, family zip code and replacement passes, or if it is your first time purchasing as a Non-member, please visit Member Services with qualifying proof.

Members

Welcome to the 2012 season. We are happy to serve you again this year.

Pool & Tennis Pass Price

Adults 18 years & older $20 Children under 18 $10 Season Long Guest Pass $35 Tennis Key Fob $2.50 (with purchase of pass) Discount for Members: For 2012 Assessments paid online by March 1st, you are eligible for a 20% discount towards passes purchased online at www.reston.org. Offer ends April 30. Discount does not apply to Guest Passes. Please Note: Members may purchase a pass for themselves, one adult household member and immediate family members under the age of 18. Two additional passes may be purchased for family members 18-22 years of age in person or online with prior approval from Member Services. All members must be in good standing and provide a proof of owning or occupying a Reston Association property.

Non-members

We welcome non-members who either do not live in Reston or may live in portions of Reston that are not part of the Association. There are many pool and tennis pass options to meet your needs.

Pass Options

Price

Family Pool & Tennis $610 Family Pool Only $580 Family Tennis Only $345 Couple Pool & Tennis $525 Couple Pool Only $510 Couple Tennis Only $300 Individual Pool & Tennis $435 Individual Pool Only $350 Individual Tennis Only $240 NEW Family Zip Code Pass $515 NEW Season Long Guest Pass $50 Discount for Non-Members: $50 off any option if purchased prior to April 30th. Discount does not apply to Guest Passes.

Corporate Membership If you work in Reston and are looking for a membership before, during or after work, please join us.

Pass Options

Price

Individual Pool &Tennis $260 Individual Pool Only $210 Individual Tennis Only $225 Please Note: Corporate memberships are for weekday use only. Please visit Member Services to show proof of employment in Reston.

Pre-paid Guest Pass: $25 Pre-paid passes may be purchased online or in person. This convenient pass can be used for one or more guests at a time and eliminates the need to carry cash to the facilities. Pre-paid passes are sold in increments of 5 passes.

Purchase on-site

Poolside One-Day Guest Pass: $5 A one-day pool guest pass can be purchased at your local RA pool; cash only please. Courtside One-Day Guest Pass: $5 A one-day tennis guest pass can be purchased from the court monitor at the tennis court; cash only please. For more information on our facilities and programs, please refer to the Aquatics and Tennis sections, or e-mail Member Services at member_services@reston.org. Please let us know if you have recommendations on how we can serve you better.

Please Note: All non-members purchasing passes for the first time are required to have a picture taken. If you are a 2011 returning customer this is not required. However, if you would like to have your picture for 2012 updated, please visit our office. We do recommend that children have their picture updated every 2 years.

REFUND POLICY: ALL POOL AND TENNIS PASS MEMBERSHIPS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.

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Lifeguard

Just Pool

Training

Fun Learn to

Swim

The mission of the aquatics department is to provide Reston residents with an array of aquatic facilities and programs. Members can participate at all levels — including learn-to-swim programs, safety training and exercise classes or relaxing by the pool — and do so at wellmaintained, clean facilities under local health department standards and managed by a well trained staff.

WSI Certification

Let the Splashing Begin

Water Safety Instructor (WSI) is an American Red Cross certification that is required for all swim instructors at Reston Association as well as many other surrounding agencies.

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LIFEGUARD TRAINING PROGRAMS

New Lifeguard

Reston Association is proud to be offering the newly updated American Red Cross Lifeguard Training program in 2012. This new program uses the most up-to-date research and science related to aquatic rescues and emergency CPR. *$175/RA Members *$250/Non-members *All participants will receive a $100 refund if participant attends all classes.

Certifications earned: Lifeguarding, First Aid, and CPR/ AED (all valid 2 years)

New Lifeguard Training Schedule (Minimum of 6 students required to hold class)

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11.

May 4-13 May 25-June 2 June 8-16 June 22-30 June 25-29 June 29-July 7 July 9-13 July 13-21 July 23-27 August 2-11 August 13-17

Full class details are available online.

Having these American Red Cross certifications makes a student eligible to apply as a lifeguard with Reston Association as well as many other local pool management companies. REGISTER NOW Online at www.reston.org or in person at our Member Services desk, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive.

Returning Lifeguard

The American Red Cross released an updated lifeguarding program in January of this year and all Reston Association lifeguards (subs and management too) must update their certification before beginning work in 2012. $86/RA Members/Employees $100/Non-members

Certifications earned: (by attending BOTH days) Lifeguarding, First Aid, and CPR/ AED (all valid 2 years) NOTE: After you sign up for the update class you will receive an e-mail asking you to select one ‘dry day’ and one ‘wet day’ in order to complete the training. Each student must attend both days to be fully re-certified. All classes will be held at the Reston Association main office and various pools.

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6 student required to hold class ALL registrations must be received by June 5. Online at www.reston.org or in person at our Member Services desk, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive

Ages: Students must be 16 or older by last day of class. No exceptions can be made to this policy. Dates: Saturday, June 23, 1-5 p.m. Sunday, June 24, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday, June 26, 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, June 27, 6-9 p.m. Thursday, June 28, 6-9 p.m. Saturday, June 30, 1-5 p.m. Sunday, July 1, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Location: Reston Association main office, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive and various RA pools

NOTE: Students will be required to complete an online learning component prior to the first day of class. $230/RA Members $260/Non-members

MORE INFO . QUESTIONS . REGISTRATION . CONTACT WILLA WHITACRE AT 703-435-6532 OR AQUATICSINFO@RESTON.ORG

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AQUATICS

EMPLOYMENT

ADULT FITNESS

ADULTS AND SENIORS

Senior Swim for Fitness Helps students correct their swim stroke, build endurance, and get more from their time at the pool.

Reston Association Aquatics is looking for applicants with a strong work ethic, a passion for being outdoors, and good customer service skills. Positions Include • • • •

Lifeguard Water Safety Instructor Lifeguard Instructor Water Aerobics Instructor

Please call the aquatics office at 703-435-6532 if you have questions about the required certifications or the application process.

Apply online at careers.reston.org

Gear Up for the Summer

Water Aerobics

Experience the benefits of aerobic exercise without putting strain on your joints. Water aerobics can improve mobility, flexibility, balance, aerobics capacity and circulation all while toning your major muscle groups. DROP-IN FEES for Water Aerobics classes: Members: $7 per class $4 per class if over 55 Non-members: $10 per class $8 per class if over 55

Come to Member Services where you can buy a punch pass with as many classes as you would like, or simply drop in on a class at the pool. No refunds for un-used punch pass classes after October 15.

Weekday Wake-up June 26-August 16 Tuesdays and Thursdays 8:10-9 a.m. Uplands Pool, 11032 Ring Road

Simply Seniors Adults 55+

June 26-August 16 Tuesdays, 11:10 a.m.-Noon North Hills Pool, 1325 North Village Road

Reston Association provides noodles and floating barbells, but we ask that you bring your own water aerobics belt if you would like to use one in deep water.

Thursdays, 11:10 a.m.-Noon Lake Thoreau Pool, 2040 Upper Lakes Drive

Sunday Splash June 24-August 19 Sundays, 9:10-10 a.m. North Shore Pool, 11515 North Shore Drive

AGES: 55+ Mondays and Wednesdays for two weeks, dates listed below. $45/RA Members $55/Non-members

Saturday Splash

Session 1

June 23-August 18 Saturdays, 9:10-10 a.m. Lake Thoreau Pool, 2040 Upper Lakes Drive

June 25-July 5 (July 4 class re-scheduled for July 5) 10-11 a.m. Newbridge Pool, 11718 Golf Course Square

Weekday Aqua-Zumba June 2-August 16 Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30-6:15 p.m. Tall Oaks Pool, 12025 North Shore Drive

Session 2

Saturday Aqua-Zumba

July 23-August 1,10-11 a.m. Newbridge Pool, 11718 Golf Course Square

June 23-August 18 Saturdays, 3:30-4:15 p.m. Tall Oaks Pool, 12025 North Shore Drive

Power Bunch June 22-August 17 (NO class Wednesday, July 4) Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 11-11:30 a.m. Lake Newport Pool, 11601 Lake Newport Road

NOTE: Instructor recommends water aerobics belt for this class

July 9-18, 7-8 p.m. Tall Oaks Pool, 12025 North Shore Drive

Session 3

Session 4 August 6-15, 7-8 p.m. Tall Oaks Pool, 12025 North Shore Drive

Registration: • 8:30 a.m., Monday, May 7 for Members • 8:30 a.m., Wednesday, May 9 for Non-members. Online at www.reston.org or in person at our Member Services desk, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive.

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AQUATICS 2012 POOL SCHEDULE POOL

OPEN SWIM TIMES Weekdays

Weekends

CLOSED DAY

ADULT SWIM HOURS

Season 1: May 12-25 Ridge Heights Heated Pool

1-7 p.m.

11 a.m.-7 p.m.

North Shore Heated Pool & Spa

1-7 p.m.

11 a.m.-7 p.m.

Autumnwood Pool

3-7 p.m.

11 a.m.-7 p.m.

Wednesday

Glade Pool & Spa

3-7 p.m.

11 a.m.-7 p.m.

Monday

Golf Course Island Pool

3-7 p.m.

11 a.m.-7 p.m.

Wednesday

Hunters Woods Pool & Spa

3-7 p.m.

11 a.m.-7 p.m.

Tuesday

Lake Audubon Pool

3-7 p.m.

11 a.m.-8 p.m.

Friday

Lake Newport Pool

Noon-7 p.m.

11 a.m.-8 p.m.

Friday

Lake Thoreau Pool & Spa

11 a.m.-9 p.m.

10 a.m.-7 p.m.

Wednesday

Newbridge Pool

3-7 p.m.

11 a.m.-7 p.m.

Monday

North Hills Pool & Spa

3-9 p.m.

10 a.m.-7 p.m.

Tuesday

North Shore Heated Pool & Spa

1-7 p.m.

11 a.m.-7 p.m.

Ridge Heights Heated Pool

1-7 p.m.

11 a.m.-7 p.m.

Shadowood Pool

3-7 p.m.

11 a.m.-7 p.m.

Tuesday

Tall Oaks Pool

3-7 p.m.

11 a.m.-7 p.m.

Tuesday

Uplands Pool

11 a.m.-7 p.m.

10 a.m.-7 p.m.

Thursday

Autumnwood Pool

10 a.m.-7 p.m.

11 a.m.-7 p.m.

Wednesday

Dogwood Pool

Dogwood Pool will be undergoing construction this season. Please see our website for up-to-date information on the schedule.

Glade Pool & Spa

10 a.m.-7 p.m.

11 a.m.-7 p.m.

Monday

Golf Course Island Pool

11 a.m.-7 p.m.

11 a.m.-7 p.m.

Wednesday

Hunters Woods Pool & Spa

12 p.m.-9 p.m.

11 a.m.-8 p.m.

Tuesday

Lake Audubon Pool

11 a.m.-7 p.m.

11 a.m.-8 p.m.

Friday

Lake Newport Pool

12 p.m.-8 p.m.

11 a.m.-8 p.m.

Friday

Lake Thoreau Pool & Spa

Noon-7:30 p.m.

10 a.m.-7 p.m.

Wednesday

Newbridge Pool

Noon-7 p.m.

11 a.m.-7 p.m.

Monday

North Hills Pool & Spa

11 a.m.-9 p.m.

10 a.m.-7 p.m.

Tuesday

Noon-7 p.m. Tuesdays

North Shore Heated Pool & Spa

Noon-7:30 p.m.

11 a.m.-7 p.m.

Monday

7-9 a.m. weekdays 7:30-10 p.m. weekdays T/W/R/F Noon-5 p.m. Mondays

Ridge Heights Heated Pool

Noon-9 p.m.

11 a.m.-7 p.m.

Thursday

Noon-5 p.m. Thursdays

Shadowood Pool

Noon-7 p.m.

11 a.m.-7 p.m.

Tuesday

Tall Oaks Pool

Noon-8 p.m.

11 a.m.-7 p.m.

Tuesday

Uplands Pool

9 a.m.-7 p.m.

10 a.m.-7 p.m.

Thursday

7-9 p.m. weekdays T/W/R/F

Season 2: May 26-June 19

6-8:30 a.m. weekdays

7-9 a.m. weekdays 7-9 p.m. weekdays T/W/R/F

Season 3: June 20-August 19

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AQUATICS 2012 POOL SCHEDULE OPEN SWIM TIMES

POOL

Weekdays

Weekends

CLOSED DAY

ADULT SWIM HOURS

Season 4: August 20-September 3 Glade Pool & Spa

11 a.m.-7 p.m.

Dogwood Pool

Dogwood Pool will be undergoing construction this season. Please see our website for up-to-date information on the schedule.

11 a.m.-7 p.m.

Monday

Lake Newport Pool

10 a.m.-8 p.m.

11 a.m.-8 p.m.

Friday

Lake Thoreau Pool & Spa

10 a.m.-7:30 p.m.

10 a.m.-8 p.m.

Wednesday

North Hills Pool & Spa

11 a.m.-7 p.m.

10 a.m.-7 p.m.

Tuesday

North Shore Heated Pool & Spa

11 a.m.-9 p.m.

11 a.m.-7 p.m.

Monday

Ridge Heights Heated Pool

11 a.m.-8 p.m.

11 a.m.-7 p.m.

Thursday

Tall Oaks Pool

weekends only

11 a.m.-7 p.m.

6-8:30 a.m. weekdays 7:30-10 p.m. weekdays M/T/R/F

7-9 a.m. weekdays

Season 5: September 4-30 Dogwood Pool

Dogwood Pool will be undergoing construction this season. Please see our website for up-to-date information on the schedule.

Ridge Heights Heated Pool

3-7 p.m.

11 a.m.-7 p.m.

North Shore Heated Pool & Spa

3-9 p.m.*

11 a.m.-7 p.m.

*After Sept. 9, pool closes at 7 p.m.

Inclement Weather Policy

In the event of a storm (or if the weather is cool, raining or drizzling) all Reston Association pools will close for OPEN and ADULT SWIM with two exceptions: Lake Thoreau and North Shore Pools (unless normally closed on that day).

Lightning

All Reston Association pools will close until one half-hour after the last sound of thunder or visible lightning.

EXCEPTIONS TO POOL SCHEDULE LATE OPENING due to ‘Amy’s Amigos’ Youth Triathlon Date: Sunday, May 20 Time: 1 p.m. Location: Ridge Heights Pool LATE OPENING due to Reston Master’s Annual Lake Swim Date: Sunday, May 27 Time: 1 p.m. Location: Lake Audubon Pool WEEKEND HOURS in effect for Memorial Day Date: Monday, May 28 Time: Varies by pool Location: All pools EARLY OPENING due to last day of Fairfax County Public Schools Date: Tuesday, June 19 Time: 1 p.m. (unless regularly scheduled to open earlier in the day) Location: All pools EARLY CLOSING for Independence Day Date: Wednesday, July 4 Time: 6 p.m. Location: All pools

LATE OPENING for Reston Sprint Triathlon Date: Sunday, June 3 Time: 1 p.m. Location: Lake Newport Pool

EARLY CLOSING for Lifeguard Olympics Date: Sunday, July 29 Time: 7 p.m. Location: All pools

LATE OPENING for RSTA Meets Date: Saturdays, June 9-July 28 Time: 1 p.m. Location: Various pools and dates. See page 50 for details.

LATE OPENING due to Reston Kids Triathlon Date: Sunday, August 12 Time: 1 p.m. Location: Ridge Heights Pool

EARLY CLOSING for RSTA Team parties Date: Sunday, July 22 Time: 6:30 p.m. Location: Autumnwood, Glade, Golf Course Island, Hunters Woods, Lake Audubon, Lake Newport, Newbridge, North Hills, North Shore, and Ridge Heights

WEEKEND HOURS in effect for Labor Day Date: Monday, Sept. 3 Time: Varies by pool Location: All pools

EARLY CLOSING for RSTA IM Finals Date: Wednesday, July 18 Time: 4 p.m. Location: Lake Newport Pool

Adult Swim

Hours marked for ‘Adult Swim’ are reserved for pool pass holders 16 and older, to enjoy the pool in an adult setting.

Unlisted Pool Hours

LATE OPENING for RSTA All-Stars Meet Date: Saturday, July 28 Time: 1 p.m. Location: Lake Newport Pool

Pool hours not listed are reserved for maintenance, rentals, camp use, or staff training.

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Pool Facilities and Features AUTUMNWOOD 703-437-3847 11950 Walnut Branch Road Depth: 3.5-5.5 feet Length: 25 meters • Wading pool with fountain • Covered picnic area • Grass area • Tennis and playground within walking distance NEWLY RENOVATED DOGWOOD 703-860-9890 2460 Green Range Road Depth: 2.5-5.5 feet Length: 25 meters • Diving board • Zero-depth entry • Large grass/picnic area • Picnic pavilion and water feature on site See page 58 for renovation information. GLADE 703-860-9765 11550 Glade Drive Depth: 3.5-12.5 feet Length: 25 meters • 1-Meter diving board • Spa • Zero-depth wading pool with fountains • 20-foot slide • Picnic tables • Tennis and playground within walking distance GOLF COURSE ISLAND 703-437-9792 11301 Links Drive Depth: 3-12 feet Length: 25 meters • 1-Meter diving board • 2 grass areas • Wading pool • Picnic tables • Playground and pavilion within walking distance

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HUNTERSWOODS 703-860-9763 2501 Reston Parkway Depth: 3.5-8.5 feet Length: 25 meters • In-water basketball and volleyball • Diving board • Children’s splash area • Large spa • ADA ramp into main pool • Picnic tables • Playground, tennis and pavilion within walking distance LAKE AUDUBON 703-620-9801 2070 Twin Branches Road Depth: 3-5 feet Length: 25 meters • Diving board • Grass area • Picnic tables • Wading pool • Boat ramp to Lake Audubon within walking distance

NEWBRIDGE 703-860-9713 11768 Golf Course Square Depth: 3.5-12 feet Length: 25 meters • 1-Meter diving board • Wading pool • Picnic tables • Tennis and playground within walking distance NORTH HILLS 703-707-9367 1325 North Village Road Depth: 2-5 feet Length: 25 meters • Wading pool with fountain • Spa • ADA access and Hydrolift Chair to main pool • Grass area • Picnic tables • Tennis within walking distance

LAKE NEWPORT 703-689-9862 11601 Lake Newport Road Depth: 3.5-5.5 feet Length: 50 meters • Two 1-Meter diving boards • Wading pool • Covered picnic area with grills • Sand volleyball area • Playground, softball and basketball within walking distance

NORTH SHORE 703-437-9888 11515 North Shore Drive Depth: 3-11 feet Length: 25 meters • Seasonally heated main pool • Spa • Shaded upper deck with picnic tables • Wading pool • Diving board • Lake Anne Plaza and Tennis within walking distance NOTE: Parking only on North Shore Drive

LAKE TH0REAU 703-860-9843 2040 Upper Lakes Drive Depth: 3-5 feet Length: 25 meters • Diving board • Spa • Wading pool • Grass area • Picnic tables • Lake overlook

RIDGE HEIGHTS 703-860-9767 11400 Ridge Heights Road Depth: 3-5 feet Length: 25 meters • Seasonally heated main pool • Diving board • Wading pool • 2 Grass areas • Picnic tables

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SHADOWOOD 703-860-9708 2201 Springwood Drive Depth: 3-5 feet Length: 20 meters • Small slide • Wading pool • Grass area • Picnic tables TALL OAKS 703-437-9854 12025 North Shore Drive Depth: 3-12 feet Length: 25 meters • 1-Meter diving board • Wading pool • Picnic tables • Tall Oaks Shopping Center within walking distance UPLANDS 703-437-9784 11032 Ring Road Depth: 3.5-8.5 feet Length: 25 meters • Separate zero-depth (0-3 ft) children’s pool with interactive fountains • Interactive sand pit • ADA ramp into main pool • Picnic tables

RESTON SWIM TEAMS Reston Masters Swim Team (RMST)

AGES: 18 + The RMST is an adult 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 & Registration: www.restonmasters.com

Reston Swim Team Association (RSTA)

AGES: 6-18 YEARS The RSTA is an independent 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. The following pools will open at 1 p.m. on these swim meet days. Autumnwood 6/9, 6/23, 6/30 Glade 6/16, 7/14, 7/21 Golf Course Island 6/23, 7/7, 7/14 Hunters Woods 6/9, 6/16, 6/30 Lake Audubon 6/9, 6/23, 7/21 Lake Newport 6/16, 6/30, 7/21 Newbridge 6/30, 7/7, 7/21 North Shore 6/23, 7/7, 7/14 Ridge Heights 6/9, 6/16, 7/14 Information & Registration: Please contact RSTA at 703326-0526 or www.RSTA.org.


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AQUATICS EVENTS Annual Lifeguard Olympics Sunday, July 29, 2012 Location: Lake Newport Pool

Team Arrival, cheers, & warm-ups 7:15-7:45 p.m.

Events

7:45 – 9:45 p.m.

Awards Ceremony

9:45 – 10:30 p.m.

Reston Association will be hosting its Annual Lifeguard Olympics. Come and cheer on your favorite Reston Association Lifeguard Pool Staff. Events will include backboarding race, rescue tube relay, knowledge test, and more. All pools will close at 7 p.m. to enable each pool staff to participate.

Guard Start

Guard Start is a two-week, half-day, camp for teens ages 13-15 who are interested in learning what it takes to become a professional lifeguard. Many former Guard Start students have gone on to take the Lifeguard Training course in later summers and then become actual Reston Association Lifeguards. See the Camps section page 69 for more information.

Reston Sprint Triathlon Saturday, June 3, 7 a.m. Lake Newport Pool

Come watch or volunteer at the Reston Sprint Triathlon at Lake Newport Pool.

THINKING ABOUT A

Summer Party? The best nights fill up fast so plan now.

Reservations are now open for parties from May 26-August 19. From child parties with 10 guests to company events with over 300, we will find a pool to suit your needs and please your guests.

Save 10% if you book before June 1.

The pools are available for private rental during hours that they are not open or being used for other types of rentals.

Special discounts available from Vocelli’s Italian Catering.

New

Open Hours Birthday Party Have your birthday party at an RA pool. Bring the kids and the cake to a funfilled pool party at your favorite Reston Association pool.

2-hour package includes: • Pool admission for up to 15 people • Pizza and drink for party goers • Reserved space at the pool • Party host to lead games and activities • All paper products • Goody bag for each child and a special gift for the birthday kid! Ages: 4-12 Party must start and end within the open hours of the pool.

Fee: $200 ($25, non-refundable deposit due upon booking) Limited Spaces Available

Visit www.restonsprinttri.org for event information, future registration, and volunteer opportunities.

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PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS

Group Lesson Registration Water Test Day Saturday, May 5 10 a.m. -1 p.m. Ridge Heights Heated Pool 11400 Ridge Heights Road Free. No registration required.

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

Member Registration Monday, May 7 starts at 8:30 a.m.

Non-member Registration Wednesday, May 9 starts at 8:30 a.m.

How To Register

RA offers private and semi-private swim lesson 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. Private Lessons: $95/RA Members, $110/Non-members Semi-Private Lessons: $75/RA Members, $92/Non-members How to Register: Step 1 Select and contact a Reston Association Instructor All the pool managers and assistant managers are certified Water Safety Instructors (WSI) and can provide customized, individual instruction. If you have a WSI in mind, simply ask them if they would like to be your instructor and be sure to write down their first and last name for your registration form. If you don’t have a person in mind, just contact our Swim Lesson Coordinator at 703-4356520 or swim@reston.org so that we can match you to an instructor who will meet your needs.

Step 2

All ages and skill levels are welcome.

Interest list begins April 2.

Step 3 Customize your schedule and location with your Instructor directly. If you have swim lesson-related questions, please contact swim@reston.org.

Classes are provided in 4, 40-minute sessions scheduled at the convenience of the participant and instructor.

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See the chart on page 53 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 54 and 55 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.

Register

Online at www.reston.org or in person at our Member Services desk,12001 Sunrise Valley Drive. Group lesson fee: $65/RA Members $81/Non-member Parent & Infant or Parent & Toddler fee: (per 4 lessons) $32.50/RA Members $40.50/Non-members


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Group Swim Lesson Level Descriptions Reston Association offers five 2-week sessions. Each session is held Monday through Thursday for the full two weeks. There are no classes scheduled on Fridays unless a make-up lesson is scheduled by the instructor due to inclement weather. Parent & Infant and Parent & Toddler classes are held every two weeks, but parents may opt to purchase all eight lessons or to purchase four lessons and attend any four lessons within the two-week session. All group lessons are 35 minutes in length, except Youth Swimming 4-6, which are 40 minutes.

Parent and Child Aquatics

Builds basic water safety skills for both parents and children, helping infants and young children ages six months to three years become comfortable in the water so they are willing and ready to learn to swim. These basic skills include adjusting to the water environment, showing comfort while maintaining a front or back position in the water and demonstrating breath control, including blowing bubbles or voluntarily submerging under water.

Parent and Infant Ages: 6-18 months, parental involvement

Instructor helps parent and child to become comfortable in the water by emphasizing fun in the water.

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Develops swimming readiness by teaching water entry, bubble blowing, front kicking, back floating, underwater exploration & basic water safety skills.

Parent and Pre-School Ages: 3-5 years, parental involvement

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

Youth Swimming 3: Students

completed with assistance and support. Safely enter and exit water Blowing bubbles three seconds with mouth and nose submerged Submerging face two times in a row Flutter kick on front and back: two body lengths Front and back floats with recovery Front and back glides: two body lengths with recovery Roll from front to back & back to front

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Safely enter/exit water by jumping from the side into deep water Bobbing while moving towards safety — in chest-deep 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

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

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

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2012 SWIM LESSON SCHEDULE: Sessions 1-3 Parent & Infant

6-18 months

Parent & Toddler

18 - 36 months

Youth Youth Parent & Youth Youth Youth Youth Youth Youth Youth Preschool 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

Adult Beginner

Age: 6-12

SESSION 1: JUNE 4 -15 (DUE TO EARLY SEASON COOL WATER TEMPERATURES, RIDGE HEIGHTS AND NORTH SHORE WILL BE HEATED FOR THE DURATION OF SESSION 1.)

11:45 AM (4 or 8) Lessons

RIDGE HEIGHTS

NORTH SHORE

10:15 AM 11 AM 12:30 PM

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

10:15 AM 11 AM

10:15 AM 11 AM

SESSION 2: JUNE 25 – JULY 6 (LESSONS WILL NOT BE HELD ON WEDNESDAY, JULY 4. THEY WILL BE RESCHEDULED FOR FRIDAY, JUNE 29.)

10:15 AM 11 AM

HUNTERS WOODS

11 AM (4 or 8) Lessons

LAKE NEWPORT

10:15 AM 10:15 AM

NORTH HILLS

11 AM 11 AM

9:30 AM 10:15 AM

10:15 AM 11 AM

7:45 PM

AUTUMNWOOD

7 PM 7:45 PM

LAKE AUDUBON

7 PM 7 PM (4 or 8) Lessons

NEWBRIDGE

7 PM

SHADOWOOD

7 PM

UPLANDS

7 PM

10:15 AM

10:15 AM 11 AM

10:15 AM

7 PM

7:45 PM

7 PM

10:15 AM 11 AM

7 PM

GOLF COURSE ISLAND

11 AM

9:30 AM

10:15 AM 11 AM

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10:15 AM

7:45 PM

7 PM 7:45 PM

7 PM

7:45 PM

Adult Beg. 7:45 PM

7:45 PM

7:45 PM 7 PM 7 PM

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11 AM (4 or 8) Lessons

10:15 AM

10:15 AM

10:15 AM

11 AM

9:30 AM 10:15 AM

NORTH HILLS

10:15 AM

10:15 AM

RIDGE HEIGHTS

7 PM

AUTUMNWOOD

7:45 PM

GLADE

7 PM

GOLF COURSE ISLAND

7 PM 7 PM (4 or 8) Lessons

11 AM

10:15 AM 11 AM

7 PM

7:45 PM

7:45 PM

7 PM

NEWBRIDGE

7 PM

7:45 PM

SHADOWOOD

7 PM

7 PM

UPLANDS

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7 PM 7:45 PM

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2012 SWIM LESSON SCHEDULE: Sessions 4-5 Parent & Infant

6-18 months

Parent & Toddler

18 - 36 months

Youth Youth Parent & Youth Youth Youth Youth Youth Youth Youth Preschool 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

Adult Beginner

Age: 6-12

SESSION 4: JULY 23 – AUGUST 3 HUNTERS WOODS

10:15 AM

11 AM

LAKE NEWPORT

10:15 AM 11 AM

10:15 AM

10:15 AM

9:30 AM

9:30 AM

10:15 AM

11 AM

10:15 AM

10:15 AM (4 or 8) Lessons

NORTH HILLS RIDGE HEIGHTS

7 PM

AUTUMNWOOD

7:45 PM

10:15 AM 11 AM

11 AM

10:15 AM

10:15 AM 11 AM

11 AM

11 AM

7 PM 7:45 PM

7 PM

GLADE

10:15 AM

7 PM

GOLF COURSE ISLAND

7 PM

LAKE AUDUBON

7 PM

7:45 PM

NEWBRIDGE

7:45 PM

7 PM

SHADOWOOD

7 PM

UPLANDS

7 PM

7:45 PM 7:45 PM

7 PM

7:45 PM

Adult Beg. 7:45 PM

7 PM 7 PM

7:45 PM

7 PM

7 PM 7 PM

SESSION 5: AUGUST 6-17 (DUE TO THE DECREASE IN INSTRUCTOR AVAILABILITY, SCHEDULING IS LIMITED THIS SESSION. ADDITIONAL CLASSES MAY BE ADDED. LAKE NEWPORT

11 AM (4 or 8) Lessons

10:15 AM

10:15 AM 11 AM

9:30 AM

11 AM

7 PM

GLADE GOLF COURSE ISLAND

7 PM

LAKE AUDUBON

7 PM

9:30 AM

7 PM 7:45 PM

7 PM

10:15 AM

7:45 PM

7 PM

Adult Beg. 7:45 PM

7:45 PM

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

Swim Team Readiness
 Thinking about enrolling your child in a summer swim team and want to make sure their skills are up to par? This is the class for them.

Registration: May 7 at 8:30 a.m. Dates: Monday and Tuesday, May 21 and 22 are for children 6-8 years old Wednesday and Thursday, May 23 and 24 are for children 9 years and older Time and Location: 5:15-6 p.m., Ridge Heights Pool, 11400 Ridge Heights Road $10/RA Member, $12/Non-member

In the 45-minute session your child will work with an experienced swim instructor and coach on basic stroke proficiency, as well as starts and turns used in competitive swimming.

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AQUATICS

Swim. Bike. Run. SUNDAY, AUGUST 12

A healthy & friendly competition for Reston youth. Registration Open Now Ages: 6-14 years Start Location Ridge Heights Pool

Training clinics and scholarships available.

Volunteers are always needed.

For more information and to register visit www.restonkidstri.org or contact Willa Whitacre at 703-435-6532 or aquaticsinfo@reston.org Co-sponsored by Reston Association and the Y - Fairfax County Reston

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SCUBA PADI Seal Team

Participants learn the fundamental skills to scuba dive and explore the underwater world at this one-week camp. Developed by the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI), this program blends science and sport to develop safe diving skills for a lifetime of underwater adventure. AGES: 8-12 BY JULY 1, 2012 July 9-13 and August 6-10 One-week sessions Monday-Friday Location: Various RA pools $600/RA Members $650/Non-Members

Staff Ratio: At least one staff member per four seal team candidates

SCUBA Certification Classes

These courses consist of three phases. Completion of all three phases will result in certification as a PADI Open Water SCUBA Diver. Phases 1 and 2 are completed over a weekend in both classroom and pool and phase 3 is a separate weekend at a different location for actual open water dives. AGE: 12 AND UP Class Times: Fridays, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Saturdays, 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays, 2-7 p.m. Location: RA main office and various pools

Knowledge and Skill Development Weekends June 1-3, July 6-8, August 3-5, August 10-12 $300/RA Members $320/Non-members

Open Water Evaluation Weekends July 14-15, Sept. 8-9 $200/RA Members $220/Non-members

Information & Registration: Contact Frank Wilson, PADI Master SCUBA Diver Trainer at 571-437-5189 or deep_blue_scuba@excite.com.

D.E.A.P PROGRAM

Community Presentations • Longfellow’s WHALE Tales • Parent Orientation To Swim Lessons • Water Safety Presentation

The D.E.A.P program got off to a great start in the summer of 2011 and continues throughout the year with programs available from both Reston Community Center and Reston Association. D.E.A.P stands for Drowning Education Awareness Program and stands to become a featured program for school and youth groups, as well parents and individuals who want to learn more about water safety.

DROWNING FACTS

Drowning remains the second leading cause of injury-related death among children ages 1 to 14. For every child who dies from drowning, four more receive medical treatment for submersion-related injuries.

For more information or to schedule a session, contact: Reston Community Center (RCC) Contact 703-476-4500 By working together, RCC and RA strive to assure our community’s access to healthy and safe fun in all of Reston’s pools.

WHALE Tales

(5-12 YEARS OLD) • One 60-minute session • Free, Registration Required Longfellow’s WHALE Tales is a FREE 1-hour 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. This program is offered to Cub Scouts and Webelos, Daisy, Brownie, and Junior Girl Scouts, and day care centers.

Parent Orientation To Swim lessons

(18 YEARS AND OLDER) • One 60-minute session • Free, Registration Required April 22, 11 a.m.-Noon RCC Hunters Wood April 25, 7-8 p.m. RCC Hunters Wood

This FREE 1-hour 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 of the lower levels how to provide guidance, care, supervision, motivation, and support as their children participate in our swim lesson programs.

General Water Safety

(18 YEARS AND OLDER) • One 90-minute session • Free, Registration Required This FREE 90-minute 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.

Celebrate Summer at the Pools Join us for a party, movie, cookout, or just a popsicle. Check out the Events section on page 100 and 101 for more details and don’t miss our ‘End of School’ party

Friday, June 22 5-7 p.m. Golf Course Island Pool, 11301 Links Drive Bring the family. Come to the FREE Hawaiian-themed pool party to celebrate the end of school. The Northern Virginia Ukulele Ensemble will perform and there will be a whole roast pig to eat, in addition to other Hawaiian delicacies. Be sure to wear your Hawaiian print shirts and swim suits. Co-sponsored by Reston Community Center. Contact Ashleigh@reston.org or call 703-435-6577 for more information or weather-related cancellations. WWW.RESTON.ORG | SUMMER EDITION 2012

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Our Sponsors

The Reston Association Aquatics Staff would like to thank Dr. Stephan Tisseront, a Reston specialist in orthodontics for children and adults, for supporting our lifeguards by providing them with towels this season.

The Reston Association Aquatics Staff would like to thank Vocelli’s Pizza and Italian Catering for co-sponsoring our Annual Lifeguard Olympics, donating free pizza to our weekly pool inspection winners, and offering our great discounts on pizzas ordered at our facilities (see your neighborhood RA pool for more details).

DOGWOOD POOL RENOVATION 2012 has been a busy year for the Dogwood Renovation project and will only get busier in the next weeks and months. RA has received all permits necessary to begin construction and will be breaking ground sometime in the month of April. The excavation and reconfiguring of the facility will take over a month and the installation of new features will begin after that. We will be working with our contractors to open Dogwood as soon as we can, however the exact date is not yet known and construction could be subject to weather delays. The Aquatics department appreciates all the feedback and patience that has been offered regarding this project and hopes to see everyone at the Grand Re-Opening Celebration. The renovated facility includes the following features: • • • •

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Exterior bathroom entrance for pavilion patrons Large shade structures Zero depth entry play pool with bench seating 25-meter lap pool with diving well and board Landscaping with native materials

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The Reston Association Aquatics Staff would like to thank All In Stitches for providing our lifeguards with uniforms, and co-sponsoring our Annual Lifeguard Olympics.

The Reston Association Aquatics Staff would like to thank Dan Chute of Atrium EHSS for donating his time and expertise to train our staff on proper chemical handling and personal protection equipment.


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Tradition Friendships

Lasting

Forged

Memories

Generations of Restonians have grown up through the RA Camps tradition, from campers to counselors and directors to managers, even to an Executive Vice President.

Registration

Registration is in progress for members and non-residents. Spaces are filling quickly.

Online Registration

Registration is available for members and non-residents, or to join a waiting list, go to “Shop RA” at www.reston.org.

Youthful

Energy

Waiting List

If your camp choice is full, please add your camper to the waitlist so we may call if a spot becomes available.

Nature Programs

Choose Your Camps

NATURE TOTS

AGES 3-5 Campers must be potty trained.

Build social skills through small group interaction and enjoy RA wading pool every Friday.

Monday - Friday, 8:30-11:30 a.m. Walker Nature Education Center 11450 Glade Drive $80/RA Members (Session 1A, 3A, 3B) $64/RA Members (Session 1B, prorated due to holiday) $105/Non-member (Session 1A, 3A, 3B) $84/Non-member ((Session 1B, prorated due to holiday)

Prehistoric Play

3, 2, 1…Blast Off!

Session 1A : June 25-29

Session 3A: July 23-27

Using your imagination, dinosaurs can still be found at the nature center. Romp through a forest of ferns in search of Tyrannosaurus Rex, Stegosaurus and Triceratops. Swoop like Pteranodon and cool off in a pool like Elasmosaurus, an ancient reptile that lived in the ocean. Become a junior paleontologist and participate in a dinosaur egg hunt.

Get ready to stargaze in the middle of the day. Step into our star room and discover the wonder of the universe. Hear stories of Ursa the Great Bear and of Pegasus, the winged horse in the sky. Search for the moon and go on a moon walk. Launch a “rocket” and get ready to blast off to fun.

Nature’s Kaleidoscope

Animal Olympics

Session 1B: July 2-6 (No Camp on July 4th)

Session 3B: July 30-Aug. 3

Color is everywhere, and each day we will enjoy a different one. Make leaf rubbings while looking for all things green, and meet Dozer, the box turtle. Get your feet wet in blue water, and find shapes in white, puffy clouds. Look for bright red animals, and even make your own rainbow.

There are some amazing animal athletes. Learn which animals would win the gold medal in the 50-yard dash, which can jump the highest and which ones swim the fastest. Find out if you can jump like a rabbit, run like a fox or slither like a snake. There will be plenty of stories, songs and animal antics to go around.

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Nature Tots (ages 3-5) Hug-A-Tree (ages 5-7) Mini Camp (ages 5-10) Sportsters (ages 6-8) Walker’s Rangers (ages 6-8) Skate Camp (ages 6-12) Day Camp (ages 7-11) Science Camp (ages 8-12) Adventure Links (8-13) Teen Camp (ages 11-14) Guard Start (ages 13-15) Counselor-In-Training (ages 14-16)

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SERVICES & REQUIREMENT The icons will be listed for camps that meet that criteria. More information is provided on page 70.

WALKER'S RANGERS

AGES 6-8

Discover nature through science experiments, active games and creative craft making.

Transportation

Extended Care

Camp Shirt Required

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

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Counselors must be at least 16 years of age. Senior Counselors must be at least 18 years of age. Also seeking college graduates for Specialist, Asst. Director, Mentor and Director positions. Jobs will be posted beginning Feb. 1. Camp positions fill up fast, so submit your application early.

Monday - Friday, 9 a.m.-Noon Walker Nature Education Center 11450 Glade Drive Per Session: $80/RA Members $105/Non-members

Nature Superheroes

Water Olympics

Session 2A: July 9-13

Session 4A: August 6-10

Some animals have powers that are superhuman. Test the strength of spider silk. Explore the supersonic hearing of bats. Discover which insect wears an iron coat. See what makes the mighty thunder roar. Find out what could make a black bear morph into an angry beast. Meet some of these amazing superheroes along the paths of the nature center.

If water competed in the Olympics, would it take a medal? Test the strength of water through a variety of fun experiments. Time a water droplet as it races through a special track. Discover animals that take the prize in backstroke, freestyle and diving. Use water to make special spray paint art and to tie dye a T-shirt. Participate in water relays.

It’s a Mystery

Nature Magic

Session 2B: July 16-20

Session 4B: August 13-17

Mysterious things are happening at the nature center. Follow a trail of clues to find out what’s going on. Locate hidden objects with the help of a GPS unit. Decode secret messages and use a magnifying glass to get a closer look at tracks and other signs. Meet some characters that may or may not help you along the way. Sharpen your observation skills and use your powers of deduction to find out what’s behind the nature center mysteries.

Abracadabra! Hocus-pocus! Magical things happen in nature all the time. Make a rainbow, turn two liquids into a solid and discover the magic of metamorphosis. Give a flower a new color, and design a bracelet that changes in the sun. Get some tools for your own magic kit and learn to dazzle your friends and family. We’ve got a few tricks up our sleeves.

"We liked the variation of activities! Counselors were excellent and very well organized!" -Parent

Reston Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a drug-free workplace.

Visit

http://careers.reston.org or call 703-435-6504.

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MINI-CAMP

AGES 5-10

It's time to enjoy a lunch cookout and an end-ofsummer party.

MOTOR SKILL DEVELOPMENT SKILLS

Aug. 20 -24, one 1-week session, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Brown’s Chapel, 1525 Brown’s Chapel Road Per Session: $195/RA Members $220/Non-members

CATCH

JUMP

SPORTSTERS

AGES 6-8

Motor skill development made fun builds confidence that leads to a lifetime of success.

Session 1: June 25-July 6 Session 2: July 9-20 Session 3: July 23-Aug. 3 Session 4: Aug. 6-17

THROW

June 25-Aug. 17, four 2-week sessions, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-Noon LIMIT: 2 sessions per camper Lake Anne Park, 11301 North Shore Drive (multipurpose court, practice wall, tennis courts, sand volleyball pit, spray fountain, playground, pavilion, minutes from baseball & soccer fields) $165/RA Members (Session 2, 3, 4) $148.50 (Session 1 prorated due to holiday) $190/Non-members (Session 2, 3, 4) $171(Session 1 prorated due to holiday)

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BENEFITS

"Great camp! Promotes fun, positive attitudes, good sportsmanship." -Parent

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■■ Healthier and active lifestyle ■■ Develop skills needed for other physical activities ■■ Motivation for sports ■■ Build confidence ■■ Increase concentration level ■■ Develop muscle ■■ Increase coordination


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Andrew White

I was born and raised in Reston and Day Camp – it was a big part of my life growing up. I started spending my summers at Camp in the early 80s and have fond memories of both the Round House and Brown’s Chapel as I rose from Group A to being too old to continue to attend. I returned a few years later as part of the Day Camp staff, 1991 to 1995, making great friends and feeling like I had a small part in nurturing another generation of amazing Reston kids. After leaving camp, I graduated from UVA in 1997 with an Environmental Science Degree, went on to work in the music industry in Charlottesville for a number of years, and then returned to the area in 2006. Since then I cofounded an environmental design, development and marketing company called Azure Worldwide, have worked with UVA, where I’m an OpenGrounds Fellow, and am currently CEO of the USA Pavilion at this summer’s World Expo in Korea. I find many of the lessons I learned at camp are now core to how I conduct business and my relationships. Thirty years since I started at camp I have two boys of my own, who are two and six. The oldest had a wonderful time last summer at his first Reston Camp experience, Walker’s Rangers. And for those who shared the good times with my brother and I at camp, they’ll have fond memories of our friend and colleague, a true Day Camper, who inspired us to name our oldest son Caleb.

HUG-A-TREE

AGES 5-7

Building creativity and a sense of wonder with games, music, drama, crafts and swimming. June 25-Aug. 17, four 2-week sessions, Monday - Friday AM groups: 9 a.m.-Noon PM groups: 1-4 p.m. Full-day groups: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Brown's Chapel Concession Stand — past the chapel, at the top of the park, 1525 Brown’s Chapel Road Half-Day (AM or PM) $170/RA Members (Session 2, 3, 4) $153/RA Members (Session 1 prorated due to holiday) $195/Non-members (Session 2, 3, 4) $175.50/Non-members (Session 1 prorated due to holiday) Full-Day $380/RA Members (Session 2, 3, 4) $342/RA Members (Session 1 prorated due to holiday) $430/Non-members (Session 2, 3, 4) $387/Non-members (Session 1 prorated due to holiday)

All About Reston

Amazing Animals

Session 1: June 25- July 6 (No camp July 4)

Session 3: July 23-Aug. 3

Air, water, earth and fire. These are very important parts of our world. Let’s discover the treasures of each. Enjoy water games, sand art, making a flying craft and exploring the woods – just a few of the things we will do. What can we do to help keep Reston beautiful? Discover and learn to protect the wildlife of Reston. Have s’mores over an open flame at our cookout.

How many animals are there? Search distant deserts, untamed savannas, rasping rainforests, high mountain peaks and your own backyard to discover what animals live there. Can animals change colors, detect danger, predict weather or speak? We’ll make animal masks and fun finger puppets. Join us as we find out how truly amazing animals can be!

Captain Chris and His Lil’ Pirates

Olympics Under the Trees

Session 2: July 9-20

Session 4: Aug. 6-17

Ahoy lads and lasses! Let’s set out on our quest to the four winds of Reston. Look for treasures in the woods and along our lakes and streams. Set sail in our skiff on the waves of Lake Anne. Make some cool pirate art and enjoy a pirate meal! Ye better not be hangin’ the jib —we’re going to have a blast!

As the eyes of the world turn toward London, our attention is diverted to our own Hug-a-Tree Olympic Festival. Campers will receive tickets to daily games which emphasize team-building. How about a boating derby, a walk-a-thon where compasses are used to find the trail, and synchronized swimming to music? Each group will create a flag for our Olympic Festival, where there will undoubtedly be a few marshmallows roasted over our charcoal Olympic torch. Don't let the games begin without you.

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How It All Started

Did you know that skateboarding is over 50 years old? Skateboarding was first started in the 1950s, when all across California surfers got the idea of trying to surf the streets.

SKATE CAMP

AGES 6-13

Learn to skate in an environment where safety and skills are a top priority. Two 1-week sessions, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Lake Newport Soccer Field Parking Area Per Session: $225/RA Members $250/Non-members

Brought to you in partnership with American Inline Skating. Note: Instruction in different skate sports will run simultaneously during each session. Campers will receive instruction in only one skate sport per session. Indicate your choice on your registration form: skateboarding or rollerblading (inline skating). Skateboarders will be grouped separately from inline skills during instruction time.

Extreme Fun For Skateboarders and Rollerbladers (inline skaters) Skateboarding Session 2B: July 16-20 Session 5: Aug. 20-24

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 American 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 ramp, fun box, fly box, grind box, launch ramps, grind rails and ledges. Participants receive a camp T-shirt and stickers. Required equipment: Skateboard, helmet, knee & elbow pads and wrist guards. Bring water and snack in labeled cooler.

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Rollerblading (Inline Skating) Session 2B: July 16-20 Session 5: Aug. 20-24

Skate, turn, stop and go! This exciting skate camp is for beginning through intermediate rollerbladers (inline skaters). No matter how long you’ve been skating or your level of skill, this camp is filled with extreme fun and plenty of action. Campers learn how to gear up, stand up, avoid falling down, three ways to stop, turn, cross-over, skate backwards, learn cool tricks, play fun skating games and ride over small ramps in a safe and positive environment. Participants receive camp T-shirt and stickers. Required equipment: Inline skates, helmet, knee & elbow pads, and wrist guards. Bring water and snack in labeled cooler.

In the spring of 1975, skateboarding took an evolutionary boost toward the sport that we see today. In Del Mar, California, a slalom and freestyle contest was held at the Ocean Festival. That day, the Zephyr team showed the world what skateboarding could be. They rode their boards like no one had in the public eye, low and smooth, and skateboarding was taken from being a hobby to something serious and exciting. In 1995, ESPN held their first Extreme Games, in Rhode Island. This first X Games was a huge success and helped pull skateboarding closer to the mainstream, and closer to being accepted by the general population. Today, skateboarding is main stream and even being considered as an Olympic sport. Source: www.about.com


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Rob White

Attending RHOA and then Reston Day Camp was an integral part of my childhood and a major influence on who I am today. I started attending RHOA around 1983. One of my fondest memories was winning the gold medal in fishing during the 1984 camp Olympics. Reston Day Camp gave me the opportunity to spend my summers outdoors. The sights, sounds, and smells of summer in Reston come back to me each and every time I am in town in the summer time. Anytime I drink lemonade I am reminded of my day camp lunches. My favorite part of camp was being out in nature. The fun-loving counselors, campers, and the sports, arts & crafts, and morning circle were just as important. I returned to camp as an employee in 1991 and continued to work there until 1996. In 1995, I enrolled at Mary Washington College in Fredericksburg, VA, and studied biology with a focus on botany and zoology. I graduated in 1999 and have remained in Northern Virginia. My decision to focus on biology was in part influenced by the memorable outdoor experiences I had at Reston Day Camp. I currently live with my wife, Ilona, and daughter, Kirsi, in Alexandria. I split my time as a stay-at-home dad and professional fly fisherman, often taking my daughter along so she can appreciate the out-of-doors. As a fly fishing guide, I get to spend my summers outside, enjoying the sights, sounds, and smells of my youth. I truly hope to instill this same love of nature in my daughter.

DAY CAMP

AGES 7-11

Get ready to enjoy pool parties, daytime cookouts, festivals and guest entertainers.

June 27-Aug. 17, four 2-week sessions, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Brown’s Chapel, 1575 Brown’s Chapel Road $385/RA members (Session 2, 3, 4) $341.50/RA members (Session 1 prorated due to holiday) $435/Non-members (Session 2, 3, 4) $391.50/Non-members (Session 1 prorated due to holiday)

Avatar: The Day Camp Version

Critters & Characters Session 3: July 23-Aug. 3

Find out which nation you are in! Create a flag, map a journey to the water tribe, play field games, hike the woods in search of wildlife of Reston and create your tribe’s trinkets. Let’s discover ways to protect our world. Come help us find the avatar and unite the nations!

Milk a goat, pet a lamb and watch as the pigs and the sheep play at Kidwell Farm. Investigate animal antics and track some wacky characters like Yogi Bear, Daffy Duck and Scooby Doo… Animal prints and masks are only a couple of the art projects we will make. We’ll meet the beautiful and the bizarre as we celebrate the wonderful world of animals.

Pirates of Reston

Let the Games Begin!

Session 2: July 9-20

Session 4: Aug. 6-17

Treasure in Reston? Aye, treasure abounds for our landlubbers. Hunt for the hidden jewels of the woods, create wonderful images of the sea and go on a pirate quest in our own backyard! Have a blast on the high seas of Lake Anne. Enjoy our version of a salmagundi and a nipperkin at our pirate feast. Make sure you are one of the Day Camp Pirates and weigh anchor on a great adventure!

Nations and campers unite for fun, challenges and celebration. An Olympic torch is coming through Reston. Track its progress and use your imagination to invent some far out Olympic events. Everybody has special talents. Come share your personal best and enjoy customs from around the world. You might even get your name or picture in the Day Camp Book of Records.

Session 1: June 25-July 6 (No camp July 4)

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SCIENCE CAMP

AGES 8-12

Take science to the cutting edge of fun through experiments and exploration.

Coral reefs are underwater structures made from calcium carbonate secreted by corals. Coral reefs are colonies of tiny living animals found in marine waters that contain few nutrients. Most coral reefs are built from stony corals, which in turn consist of polyps that cluster in groups. The polyps are like tiny sea anemones, to which they are closely related. Unlike sea anemones, coral polyps secrete hard carbonate exoskeletons which support and protect their bodies. Reefs grow best in warm, shallow, clear, sunny and agitated waters.

Science activities supplement this recreational camp program, brought to you in partnership with the United States Geological Survey (USGS). Camp is based at the USGS facility. However, campers will spend a good portion of their day outside and in traditional camp activities. June 25-Aug. 17, four 2-week sessions, Monday-Friday, 8:45 a.m.-3:45 p.m. USGS Visitors Center 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive $385/RA Members & USGS Employees (Session 2, 3, 4) $341.50/RA Members & USGS Employees (Session 1 prorated due to holiday) $435/Non-members (Session 2, 3, 4) $391.50 Non-members (Session 1 prorated due to holiday)

Underwater Adventure Session 1: June 25-July 6 (No camp July 4)

Strap on your goggles and flippers as we experience a close encounter of the wet kind. Follow a raindrop from a cloud to the sea. Where does the water we use end up? Meet hydrologists and find out what scientists are learning about the Chesapeake Bay. Learn about the animals that live underwater in the arctic and among the tropical coral reefs. Make an ocean in a bottle, enjoy water games and throw a Beach Blast party. Find out where our drinking water comes from on a trip to the Fairfax County Water Authority’s Reston facility.

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Another World Beneath Us

Nature’s Power Session 2: July 9-20

Last summer, Virginia experienced an earthquake, hurricane and a tropical storm – all within one month’s time. Learn what tools scientists use to track hurricanes and tropical storms. Learn how last year’s floods affected the Reston area. Make your own rain gauge and hygrometer. What causes earthquakes? View a real seismograph and learn how it works. Find out what parts of the world experience the most earthquakes. What other problems can earthquakes cause? Make your own seismometer to detect vibrations. Take a field trip to the Great Falls Park to explore the power of the Potomac River with a ranger.

Invertebrates Rule the World Session 3: July 23-Aug. 3

About 95 percent of all animals do not have backbones. Learn what makes these animals so successful. Meet a scientist who uses invertebrates to monitor stream health here in Reston. Find out which invertebrates are the biggest, longest and most colorful. Go on an invertebrate safari with a naturalist. Make bug boxes, a terrarium, and dress up as your favorite invertebrate.

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Learn about cultures that depend on invertebrates for clothing and food. Visit the invertebrate exhibit at the National Zoo.

Medal Mania Session 4: Aug. 6-17

The Olympics are a time when the world comes together. Where are the competing countries located on the globe? Learn mapping skills as you chart your Olympic favorites. Discover what mineralogy can teach you about those shiny gold, silver and bronze medals? How are they made and what makes them so precious? Become a member of the Science Camp Olympic team and join the gold rush. Pan for gold and drum up some “metal” magic of your own in the science lab. Take a field trip to the mineral exhibits at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History. Science activities supplement this recreational camp program, brought to you in partnership with the United States Geological Survey (USGS). Camp is based at the USGS facility. However, campers will spend a good portion of their day outside and in traditional camp activities.

Often called “rainforests of the sea,” coral reefs form some of the most diverse ecosystems on Earth. They occupy less than 0.1% of the world's ocean surface, about half the area of France, yet they provide a home for 25% of all marine species, including fish, mollusks, worms, crustaceans, echinoderms, sponges, tunicates and other cnidarians.Paradoxically, coral reefs flourish even though they are surrounded by ocean waters that provide few nutrients. They are most commonly found at shallow depths in tropical waters, but deep water and cold water corals also exist on smaller scales in other areas. Source: en.wikipedia.org


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BACK?

Tim Taber I am looking forward to coming back as the Teen Camp Director at Reston Association. I now consider myself a local since I have lived in Reston for the last seven years. It is one of the best places I have EVER lived. My favorite things are the pathways, parks and pools – there are so many of them. My personal interests include hiking, watching the DC Nationals and Pittsburgh Steelers, playing my guitar and spending time with my two wonderful daughters. I graduated from Plymouth State (NH) University in 1995 with a BS in Physical Education. I have taught for 12 years — the last 7 at Langston Hughes Middle School as a Health and Physical Education Teacher. Since 1987, I have coached baseball, soccer and most recently basketball, including the 2011 South Lakes HS girls’ freshman team. I have over 12 years of recreation experience, including four at RA. Here I started as a Sports Camp Specialist in 2007 and then moved to Teen Camp Head Counselor the following year. During the summers of 2009 and 2010, I was the Teen Camp Director. I took the summer of 2011 off to spend some quality time with my children. I am happy to be a part of this wonderful community by working at RA Camps. It's good to be back and I am ready for an exciting summer this year.

TEEN CAMP

AGES 11-14

Take an extended road trip to a fun destination each session.

June 25-Aug. 17, four 2-week sessions, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., plus one extended road trip day each session (estimated dismissal time 10 p.m., see session schedule) Glade Room, 11550 Glade Drive, above Glade Pool bathhouse $425/RA Members (Session 2, 3, 4) $382.50/RA Members (Session 1 prorated due to holiday) $475/Non-members (Session 2, 3, 4) $427.50/Non-members (Session 1 prorated due to holiday)

Exploring Reston and Beyond Session 1: June 25-July 6 (No camp July 4th)

WOW! Reston is an awesome place. Visit the Walker Nature Education Center, explore the wilds of our woods, and check out the creeks for critters living there. We will go on a scavenger hunt of Reston highlights. Let’s see what we can do as stewards of our environment, and help eliminate some of the invasive exotics in our area. Visit Great Falls Park to see the great power of the Potomac River. We will have a blast on our trip to the Waterpark of Massanutten.

Treasures of the Glade Session 2: July 9-20

Explore the swashbuckling world of Pirates. Visit the DC Aquarium to get a glimpse of real sea life. Make your own jewelry crafts to treasure. Challenge your teen mates to a game of miniature golf at the Perils of the Lost Jungle. Discover the riches of our own waterways. Steer your own vessel on some open water, and get wet at Hurricane Harbor at Six Flags, MD. Be there or be struck by the Curse of the Black Pearl!

Surf and Turf Session 3: July 23-Aug. 3

Explore solid land as well as the ever changing world of water. Find your way around Reston's wildest spots using map and compass. Pan for gold and set up an aquarium. Highlights include a visit to the National Zoo, a trip to Annapolis where we will visit the Naval Academy and swim at Sandy Point State Park.

The Teen Team Session 4: Aug. 6-17

We’ll carry the Olympic torch as nations and campers unite for fun, challenges and celebration. Use your imagination and invent new Olympic events. Everyone is a winner at our games. You might even find yourself on the front of a cereal box. Just watch out for the gutters at our Bowl-A-Rama Tournament. The flame will be burning bright while we watch a baseball game. Note: On extended road trip days, all parents must pick up campers. No PM Transportation or Extended Care is available on these days.

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RA CAMPS Adventure Links Teen Expeditions

ADVENTURE LINKS

AGES 8-10 & 11-13

Hit the summer running with this adventurepacked mobile day camp. Aug. 20-24, one 1-week session, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Pick-up and drop-off at Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive Per Session: $450/RA Members $500/Non-members

Brought to you in partnership with Adventure Links Camps. 55 Travel to a new destination outside of Reston each day. 55 Interact with Adventure Links’ mature, fun and professional staff. 55 Learn cooperative skills through small group interaction and team building activities. 55 Receive instruction for all activities, beginning at an introductory level and progressing with the group. No previous experience is necessary and equipment is provided.

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Session 5: Ultimate Adventures

Our teen expeditions are a critical step of integrating adventure and infusing confidence into your child’s life. We travel to the most breathtaking natural parts of the Appalachians, New England and North Carolina. These traveling summer teen expeditions allow the group to immerse themselves in the experience from the beginning with our team development course and to make friends that last a lifetime. The itineraries are limitless — backpacking in the Cranberry Wilderness, sea kayaking on the coast of Maine, rock climbing in the New River Gorge, spending the night on Mt. Washington in an AMC hut, rafting, caving, and so much more...These trips are two weeks in length and all gear, food and transportation are provided. Your camper will need to bring their own sleeping bag, toiletries, and clothing.

Aug. 20-24

Arrive at camp each day for a new adventure, including: team development course, rock climbing, caving, kayaking/canoeing/ rafting and outdoor living skills. Our activities are specially designed to be noncompetitive, to spark new perspectives and foster personal challenge. Youth discover the rewards of pushing beyond their self-imposed limits. Select sites are chosen for the caving and rock climbing adventures and three days are spent at the Adventure Links’ base camp, which is located at Hemlock Overlook Regional Park. No previous experience is necessary and all technical equipment is provided.

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GUARD START AGES 13-15

Dive into summer by gaining the knowledge, attitudes and skills required for future lifeguards.

July 9-20, One 2-week session, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Location: TBA Per Session: $240/RA Members $265/Non-members

Brought to you in partnership with RA Aquatics. Staff ratio: At least one staff member for every five campers Teens will… ƒƒ Train side-by-side with American Red Crosscertified instructors ƒƒ Develop communication and decision-making skills ƒƒ Gain valuable skills to help pass the American Red Cross Lifeguard Training course ƒƒ Meet RA aquatics staff

SCUBA CAMP

To register for Seal Team for Kids, please stop by any of the Reston Association pools once they open and pick up a registration packet. After completing the registration packet contact PADI MSDT Frank Wilson at 571-437-5189 or deep_blue_scuba@excite. com to submit the packet and arrange payment. SEE MORE

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COUNSELOR-IN-TRAINING

AGES 14-16

Develop leadership and communication skills to gain experience for job and college applications. June 25-Aug. 17, four 2-week sessions, Monday-Friday, 8:45 a.m.-4 p.m. Mornings: CITs report to an assigned camp program (Nature Tots, Walker’s Rangers, Hug-A-Tree, Sportsters, Day Camp or Science Camp). Afternoons: CITs participate in skill building and recreational activities, then depart from Brown’s Chapel, 1575 Brown’s Chapel Road . $245/RA Members (Session 2, 3, 4) $220.50/RA Members (Session 1 prorated due to holiday) $295/Non-members (Session 2, 3, 4) $265.50/Non-members (Session 1 prorated due to holiday)

You will have the opportunity to observe many counselors at work and get hands-on experience at the different camps.

Session 1: June 25-July 6 (No Camp July 4) Session 2: July 9-20 Session 3: July 23-Aug. 3 Session 4: Aug. 6-17

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.

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

The CIT program is fun, but also goal oriented. The ultimate goal of the program is to prepare you to be a counselor. You will have the opportunity to learn skills that will not only help you in camp situations, but also in life.

The skills that this program focuses on are: ƒƒ Communication ƒƒ Leadership ƒƒ Teaching ƒƒ Character Development ƒƒ Environmental Education ƒƒ Job Skills You are essentially going to be working as counselors under supervision. You will be taking on many responsibilities and mostly you will be interacting directly with the campers. You get out of this program what you put into it. If you are motivated and enthusiastic as a CIT, you will have a rewarding experience and also be prepared to shoulder the responsibility of being a counselor. Enjoy.

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RA CAMPS INFORMATION Register

Registration is in progress…SIGN UP TODAY! Space is limited. To register online, go to “Shop RA” at www. reston.org. Online registration is available to members and non-residents. If you prefer not to register online, mail or bring your registration form to Reston Association. No faxed registrations are accepted. A 24-hour drop box is located to the left-hand side of RA’s main office entrance.

Forms

Certain forms are required for participation in RA Camps. This is a Virginia Department of Social Services requirement. Campers without all required forms will not be permitted to participate in camp until they are received. All forms are due by June 1. They can be found on RA’s website at http://bit.ly/fh0PsQ An electronic version of the registration form is located on our web page at www.reston.org.

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When mailing, use the following address: ATTN: Camps Reston Association 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive Reston, VA 20191 An electronic version of the registration form is located on our web page at www.reston.org.

Confirmation Letters and Forms

In addition to your receipt, all registrants will receive a confirmation letter via e-mail within two weeks of their registration. With this letter, you will also receive a link to the Camp Handbook and camper forms on our website. Forms must be completed and returned by June 1. These forms include physical exam and proof of identification forms.

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Minimum age requirements must be met by Sept. 30, 2012. Maximum age requirements must be met by first day of the session.

Transportation

Waiting List

Internet Users — You may put your camper on a waitlist online if you are unable to enroll. To do so, click the waitlist option.

A $75 non-refundable deposit per camper per session is required for all camps at registration time. Exception: Nature Tots and Walker’s Rangers deposit is $40. Deposits may be transferred as a deposit to another RA Camps session within the same camp season. They may not be used toward a camp balance. Deposits are credited toward the total cost of the program. Full payment for all sessions and services is required by May 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 $36 fee.

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Camp Shirts

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

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Extended Care

$45/Session, AM (7:30-9 a.m.) Exception: Science Camp and Teen Camp Extended Care is $50. $45/Session, PM (4-5:30 p.m.) Exception: Science Camp and Teen Camp Extended Care is $50. Extended Care is provided at our Brown’s Chapel facility. AM Extended Care is available for all camps, except Nature Tots, Walker’s Rangers, afternoon Hug-A-Tree, Mini Camp, Adventure Links, Skate Camp and Guard Start. PM Extended Care is available for all camps except Nature Tots, Walker’s Rangers, morning Hug-A-Tree, Mini Camp, Adventure Links, Skate Camp, Sportsters and Guard Start. As part of the service, RA will transport campers to their appropriate camps in the mornings and get them from camp to Extended Care in the afternoons as needed. These campers will ride the same vans that provide AM and PM transportation from and to private residences and workplaces within RA boundaries. If your child attends Science Camp or Teen Camp, please drop them off at 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 CALENDAR May 1 June 1

Camp balances are due. Camper forms are due. Last day for refunds.

Session 1: June 25-July 6 (No Camp July 4) Session 1A: June 25-29 (Nature Tots) Session 1B: July 2-6 (Nature Tots) Session 2: July 9-20 Session 2A: July 9-13 (Walker’s Rangers) Session 2B: July 16-20 (Walker’s Rangers, Skate Camp) Session 3: July 23-August 3 Session 3A: July 23-27 (Nature Tots) Session 3B: July 30 – August 3 (Nature Tots) Session 4: August 6-17 Session 4A: August 6-10 (Walker’s Rangers) Session 4B: August 13-17 (Walker’s Rangers) Session 5: Aug. 20-24 (Mini Camp, Skate Camp, Adventure Links)


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TENNIS

Quickstart

Quickstart

Leagues Lessons

Munchkins

An Active Sport for Life QUICKSTART TENNIS

YOUTH TENNIS 10 & UNDER

Munchkins (ages 3-4) Class size limited to six. Once a week for six weeks

Session 2: May 29-July 7 Session 3: July 10-August 25

(No classes on Memorial Day weekend) $90/RA Members $100/Non-members

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

Aces II Advanced with Rod (ages 6-8)

Session 2: June 2-July 9 Session 3: July 13-August 27

Session 2: May 1-17 Session 3: May 22-June 7 Session 4: June 12-28 Session 5: July 10-26

Class size limited to six. Once a week for six weeks (No classes on Memorial Day weekend) $96/RA Members $103/Non-members

Tuesday, 3-3:45 p.m., 4-4:45 p.m. 5-5:45 p.m. Hook Road Tennis Courts Friday, 3-3:45 p.m., 4-4:45 p.m. 5-5:45 p.m. Hook Road Tennis Courts Saturday, 9-9:45 a.m., 10-10:45 a.m., 11-11:45 a.m. Hook Road Tennis Courts

Summer Munchkins

Twice a week for three weeks Summer Session 1: June 20-July 6 Summer Session 2: July 11-27 Summer Session 3: August 1-17 Wednesday & Friday, 10-10:45 a.m. Autumnwood Tennis Courts $90/RA Members $100/Non-members

Monday Aces I 3-4 p.m. Aces II 4-5 p.m. Hook Road Tennis Courts Friday Aces I 4-5 p.m. Aces II 5-6 p.m. Hook Road Tennis Courts Saturday Aces I 9-10 a.m. Aces I 10-11a.m. Aces II 11a.m.-Noon Hook Road Tennis Courts

Quickstart implements the games-based approach to tennis, which means involving participants in tennis play within the first hour of the program. This exciting new 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. It’s all about the play.

Twice a week for three weeks with no classes on Memorial Day weekend. Tuesday & Thursday Aces II 4:30-5:30 p.m. Aces II 5:30-6:30 p.m. Hook Road Tennis Courts $96/RA Members $103/Non-members

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.

Aces I

In this fun introduction to tennis, children will learn the forehand, backhand and volley strokes. Activities to increase coordination and motor skills will be applied in each class. In general, most students will take this class at least twice. Parent participation is required.

Aces II

Children who have mastered the basic skills in Aces I are ready to move and hit. Parent participation is required in this class. In general, most students will take this class twice.

Champions I

This is the next step for children who are committed to improving their tennis skills. A certificate from Tennis Aces II is required for enrollment into this class. The main focus will be on forehand and backhand stroke production so that students can consistently hit the ball over the net.

Champions II

Champions II will concentrate on movement to the ball and preparation to hitting. Serve and volley will be introduced.

MORE INFO . QUESTIONS . REGISTRATION . CONTACT TENNIS@RESTON.ORG OR CALL 703-435-6502.

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QUICKSTART YOUTH TENNIS 10 & UNDER

Champions I (ages 7-8) Twice a week for three weeks Session 2: April 30-May 18 Session 3: May 21-June 8 Session 4: June 11-29 Session 5: July 9-27

(No classes on Memorial Day weekend) Monday & Friday, 5-6 p.m. Hook Road Tennis Courts $96/RA Members $103/Non-members

Champions I (ages 7-8) Once a week for four weeks Session 2: May 12-June 9 Session 3: June 16-July 7 Saturday, 9:30-11 a.m. Hook Road Tennis Courts $96/RA Members $103/Non-members

Champions II (ages 7-8) Twice a week for three weeks Session 2: April 30-May 18 Session 3: May 21-June 8 Session 4: June 11-29 Session 5: July 9-27

(No classes on Memorial Day weekend) Monday & Friday, 6-7 p.m. Hook Road Tennis Courts $96/RA Members $103/Non-members

Quickstart

Family Classic Join us for the inaugural Quickstart Family Classic, a parent-child Quickstart round-robin tournament

Saturday, June 30, 4-6 p.m. Lake Newport Tennis Courts $25 per team Entry deadline: June 25 Two Levels and Three Age Divisions 8 and Under Intermediate 8 and Under Advanced 10 and Under Intermediate 10 and Under Advanced 12 and Under Intermediate 12 and Under Advanced Children 8 and under intermediate and advanced will play on a 36-foot court/red ball Children 10 and under intermediate will play on a 60-foot court/orange ball Children 12 and under intermediate, 10 and 12 and under advanced will play on a 78 foot court/green ball Parents who are advanced tennis players will be asked to play with their non-dominant hand Children 10 and 12 and under will play a 4-game set with no ad scoring. Children 8 and under will play 2 out of 3 seven-point game scoring T-shirts for all participants Trophies for winners and finalists Refreshments

Champions II (ages 7-8) Once a week for four weeks

Session 2: May 12-June 9 Session 3: June 9-30 Session 4: July 7-28 Saturday, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Hook Road Tennis Courts $96/RA Members $103/Non-members

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TENNIS

USTA RESTON JUNIOR TEAM TENNIS JTT strives to provide a cooperative team environment that fosters integrity, selfreliance, positive self-esteem, and promotes social skills while developing lifelong tennis players. It is a great entry point into competition and match play. (Six-Week Summer Program)

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

Tryouts Monday, May 21, 6-7 p.m.

Match

Minimum: Three boys & three girls

8 & Under Team

Saturday, May 26-June 30, 4-6 p.m.

Minimum: Four players (nongender specific)

Practices

To Register:

Monday, May 21-June 25, 6-7 p.m.

Location Autumnwood Tennis Courts 11950 Walnut Branch Road

Fee

$75 (Reston League Fee) + $3 (TennisLink Fee) = $78

Junior Northern Virginia League AGES: 12, 14, 16, 18 RA sponsors a junior tennis team in the Northern Virginia Tennis League in the following age divisions: 12s, 14s, 18s & Under. The child’s age on June 30, 2012 determines the age group in which to play. Registration deadline is June 20. Players will be asked to bring snacks and drinks when we host the opposing teams.

Wednesdays, June 27- August 1 Matches start at 9 a.m. $35/RA Members $40/Non-residents Practices for Ages: 12, 14, 16,18 Practices: Monday from 5 -7 p.m. starting June 11th at Hook Road. Call 703-435-6502 for more information. All players will receive a Team Shirt.

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Tennis Scholarship

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.

1. Go 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) For more information, please contact Mary Conaway at mary@reston.org

TENNIS BIRTHDAY PARTIES Call the tennis office at 703-435-6502 to schedule your party. Let one of our professionally-trained tennis pros lead the group in funfilled instructional activities. Group size can range from six to 12 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. Cost range from: $185-$225, depending on size of the group. Call the tennis office at 703-435-6502 to schedule.


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Get in the Game

JUNIORS TENNIS

AGES 8 -12

Level One

This class is for players with little or no tennis background.

Level Two

This class is for students who have taken Level One.

Level Two Advanced

Saturday, May 26 Ages 3-6

9-10 a.m. Ages 7-10

10-11 a.m. Ages 11-16

This class is for students who have taken Level Two multiple times. A certificate from instructor required.

Court Locations

Learn, Practice and Play for Juniors Twice a week for three weeks. Session 2: April 30-May 17 Session 3: May21-June 7 Session 4: June 11-28 Session 5: July 9-26 Session 6: July 30-August 16 $114/RA Members $117/Non-members

Level One Monday & Wednesday, 5-6 p.m. Lake Newport Tennis Courts

Once a week for six weeks.

Lake Newport Tennis Courts 11452 Baron Cameron Avenue

Tuesday & Thursday, 5-6 p.m. Lake Newport Tennis Courts

Autumnwood Tennis Courts 11950 Walnut Branch Road

Level Two

11 a.m.-Noon

Monday & Wednesday, 5-6 p.m. Lake Newport Tennis Courts Tuesday & Thursday, 5-6 p.m. Lake Newport Tennis Courts

Free Junior Lessons

Learn, Practice and Play for Juniors Session 1: April 14-May 19 Session 2: June 2-July 7 Session 3: July 14-August 25

(No classes on Memorial Day Weekend) $114/RA Members $117/Non-members

Level One Saturday, 9-10 a.m. Autumnwood Tennis Courts

Reston Association will be offering free junior tennis lessons to children who have never played tennis. We want everyone to experience the fun.

Level Two Saturday, 10-11a.m. Autumnwood Tennis Courts

Level Two Advanced Saturday, 11a.m.-Noon Autumnwood Tennis Courts

ONE-WEEK SUMMER JUNIORS TENNIS Learn, Practice and Play for Juniors

Level One

Session 1: June 25-28 Session 2: July 2-5 Session 3: July 9-12 Session 4: July 16-19 Session 5: July 23-26 Session 6: July 30-August 2 Session 7: August 2-9 Autumnwood Tennis Courts $114/RA Members $117/Non-members

Level Two

Three times a week for one week.

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Teen Tennis (ages 13-16)

FUTURES & HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS

Futures Program For Junior Player with Chume Bertrand (ages 8-12) This program is for junior players previously involved in Reston junior tennis. Participants in this program must have the skill and desire to continue to improve their level of play. It is intended that these groups will develop over the years so that they are able to enter sanctioned USTA tournaments and be competitive once they reach high school. Players will be placed in a class with juniors of similar experience and ability. Players will play on the right size court with the right size equipment. Meets twice a week for three weeks.

Futures Level I (ages 8-10)

Each session will include: stroke analysis, instruction, drills, tactics, footwork, conditioning, doubles and singles strategy. Session 2: April 30-May 16 Session 3: May 21-June 6 Session 4: June 11-June 27 Session 5: July 9-July 25 Session 6: July 30-August 15

(No classes on Memorial Day) Monday & Wednesday, 4:30-6 p.m. Lake Newport Tennis Courts $171/RA Members $175/Non-members

Futures Level II (ages 10-12)

Each session will include: stroke analysis, instruction, drills, tactics, footwork, conditioning, doubles and singles strategy. Session 2: May 1-May 17 Session 3: May 22-June 7 Session 4: June 12-June 28 Session 5: July 10-July 26 Session 6: July 31-August 16

(No classes on Memorial Day) Tuesday & Thursday, 4:30-6 p.m. Lake Newport Tennis Courts $171/RA Members $175/Non-members

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

This is Reston Association’s highest level of play for juniors. This program is for rising high school players and those already in high school. This match play program will develop competitive skills for both singles and doubles play under actual match conditions. Emphasis will be on strategy, conditioning and footwork. Players must already be competitive to enter this program. Session 2: May 1-May 17 Session 3: May 22-June 7 Session 4: June 12-June 28 Session 5: July 10-July 26 Session 6: July 31-August 16

(No classes on Memorial Day) Tuesday & Thursday, 4:30-6 p.m. Autumnwood Tennis Courts $171/RA Members $175/Non-members

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. Twice a week for three weeks. Session 2: April 30-May 17 Session 3: May21-June 7 Session 4: June 11-June 28 Session 5: July 9-July 26 Session 6: July 30-August 16 $114/RA Members $117/Non-members

Level One Monday & Wednesday, 6-7 p.m. Lake Newport Tennis Courts

Level Two Tuesday & Thursday, 6-7 p.m. Lake Newport Tennis Courts

Level Three

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


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ADULT TENNIS

17 YEARS AND OLDER

Twice-A-Week Group Lesson

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

One Day–A-Week Group Lesson

Groups of three to five students meet with one instructor once a week for four weeks. 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

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

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Monday & Wednesday, 6-7 p.m. Lake Newport Tennis Courts

Lake Newport Tennis Courts 11452 Baron Cameron Avenue

Monday & Wednesday, 11-Noon Lake Newport Tennis Courts

Newbridge Tennis Courts 11718 Golf Course Square

Intermediates

Twice-A-Week Group Lesson Session 2: April 30-May 17 Session 3: May21-June 7 Session 4: June 11-28 Session 5: July 9-26 Session 6: July 30-August 16

(No classes on Memorial Day) $120/RA Members $126/Non-members

Beginners Tuesday & Thursday, 6-7 p.m. Lake Newport Tennis Courts

Tuesday & Thursday, 8-9 p.m. Lake Newport Tennis Courts Monday & Wednesday, 8-9 p.m. Lake Newport Tennis Courts

One Day–A-Week Group Lesson Session 1: April 14-May 5 Session 2: May 12-June 9 Session 3: June 16-July 7 Session 4: July 14-August 4

(No classes on Memorial Day) $120/RA Members $126/Non-members

Beginners

Monday & Wednesday, 7-8 p.m. Lake Newport Tennis Courts

Saturday, Noon-1:30 p.m. Autumnwood Tennis Courts

Monday & Wednesday, 10-11 a.m. Newbridge Tennis Courts

Advanced Beginners

For those wishing to perfect their strokes through drills with an emphasis on consistency, singles and doubles strategy and match play.

Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-Noon Autumnwood Tennis Courts

Intermediates Saturday, 9-10:30 a.m. Autumnwood Tennis Courts

RTT Score Board www.restontennis.org Tennis Ladder www.tennisengine.com USTA Tournament & Entry Forms www.usta.com

Dial-a-Match

This list will give you the names, level and availability of players, along with their phone numbers. The list is updated once a month, so if you would like to add your name to the list, e-mail tennis@reston.org. RA members only.

Tennis Advisory

The Tennis Advisory Committee meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at Reston Association. All comments and suggestions are welcome. Send an e-mail to tennis@reston.org. To call or e-mail a committee member with suggestions, look them up on our website www.reston.org

Best Tennis Courts We have some of the best community tennis courts in the Northern Virginia area. We are calling on you to help keep our courts in tiptop condition. If you see a broken net strap or a light out, please e-mail tennis@ reston.org or call the tennis office at 703-435-6502. Court locations are on page 116.

Key Tags

Great for easy identification and your convenience. Key tags are available for $2.50(RA Members Only). Come to RA to purchase one or available online at www.reston.org.

Tennis Ratings

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

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Tennis Tournaments

ADULT TENNIS

SPRING

Drop-In Tennis

USTA/MAS Men’s and Women's Open Singles Championship Singles (SE) Cash Prize

May 18 -May 21, 2012 Entry Fee: $50

Deadline: May 8, 2012 Register at www.usta.com

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

17 YEARS AND OLDER

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

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 except 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 fivegame NO-AD matches. Courts 1 and 2 should be used by players 3.5 and below when no line is present. Courts 5 and 6 should be used for 3.5 and above when no line is present. If court 3 has no lessons at 9 p.m., it will be reserved for drop-in tennis. Call the tennis office at 703-435-6502 for details.

Stroke Of The Week

Three to eight players. Must register at least one week in advance. Tuesday Nights, 7-8:30 p.m. Shadowood Tennis Courts Tuesday Day, 10-11:30 a.m. Shadowood Tennis Courts

DATE STROKE June 5 Serves June 12 Volleys and half volley June 19 Serve and volley-attack the net June 26 Forehands July 10 Backhands: one-and two-handed July 17 Overheads and lobs July 24 Approach shots July 31 Doubles strategy Book four strokes and receive a five percent discount. $22/RA Members $24/Non-members

Adult Serve & Return Lesson

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 2: May 12-June 9 Session 3: June 16-July 7 Session 4: July 14-August 4

(No classes on Memorial Day) Saturday, Noon-1 p.m. Autumnwood Tennis Courts $80/RA Members $88/Non-members

*Drop-in tennis is for Reston Association Members and tennis members only. Non-members must purchase an RA tennis membership to participate.

PRIVATE $62-68 hour/RA Members $64-70 hour/Non-members

SEMI-PRIVATE $34 person/hour/RA Members $36 person/hour/Non-members

Book a series of six private lessons or semi-private lessons and receive a five percent discount. Call the tennis office at 703-435-6502 for more information.

What is a Half Volley? A shot taken on the raise, usually before the ball reaches its maximum height Tips for a Great Half Volley • Use a continental grip • Short back swing • Keep contact point in front • Follow through

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MORE LEAGUES

Northern Virginia Tennis League

Men! Women! Seniors!...... Play singles, doubles or mixed doubles in the Northern Virginia Tennis League. This league begins mid-May and continues through July. Location: Men play at Lake Newport, Newbridge, Uplands and occasionally at Glade, and travel to play against other clubs on Saturday mornings. Location: Women play at Lake Newport, Autumnwood and Hook on weekday mornings and Tuesday evenings or travel to other area clubs, depending on the schedule. $15/person, RA residents $17/person, non-residents

ADULTS TENNIS LEAGUES

18 YEARS AND OLDER

Mixed Doubles Flight

If you are looking to play more tennis with your partner, we invite you to join our Mixed Doubles Flight. All levels of play are welcome. Match results are used to sort the flight so everyone has a good, competitive match each week. You must have a partner to play in this flight; partners are not assigned. You are also responsible for finding a substitute to play with your partner when you cannot play yourself. (All substitutes must be RA residents or members.) However, if both team members must miss a week, you are not responsible for a substitute team if you notify the flight coordinator in advance. This flight runs into the summer, so we expect that many teams will miss a week or two due to vacations and other activities. Specific guidelines on the flight are e-mailed to all registered participants before the first night of play. If you have any questions before then, please contact the tennis office or send an e-mail to tennis@reston.org. There will be two flights that will run for six weeks each.

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Flight I: May 4-June 15 Flight II: June 22-July 27.

Deadline to sign up is April 27. Friday, 7-9 p.m. Lake Newport Tennis Courts $20 per person/RA Members $22 per person/Non-members

Greater Washington Tennis League

This is a women’s competitive league. All levels of players are invited to join one of our teams in the Greater Washington (daytime doubles tennis league). League play occurs in the spring and fall. Reston Association sponsors four women’s teams in this league. (Teams: B-2, B-3, C-1, C-2 ) Locations: Women play at Lake Newport, Hook Road and Autumnwood on weekday mornings or travel to other area clubs. $17/RA Members $20/Non-members

*Non-members must purchase a RA tennis membership to participate.

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Reston Team Tennis

Reston Team Tennis, formally known as World Team Tennis, is one of our most popular leagues. There are 24 teams that play on Wednesday and Thursday nights. This is a social, yet competitive league. Please call the tennis office at 703-435-6502 if you would like to join a team or start your own. FORMAT • Men’s and Women’s Singles, Men’s and Women’s Doubles and Mixed Doubles. • Matches can be played with as few as four players or as many as 10 players per team. Start Date: April 18 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 Tennis Courts. $70/RA Members $75Non-members

*Non-residents must purchase a RA Tennis Membership to participate

Senior Round Robin

AGES: 55 AND OVER Still looking for competitive fun play? Join the senior interReston league. The format will be doubles. Session 1: April 20-May 25 (Rain date June 1) Session 2: June 8-July 13 (Rain date July 20) Session 3: July 27-August 31 (Rain date September 7) Fridays, 9-11 a.m. Upland Tennis Courts. $15 for six weeks of play per person.

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Tennis Margaritaville Mixer Saturday, July 14 7-9 p.m. Lake Newport Tennis Courts Get out your favorite Hawaiian shirt, and other parrot-head attire. We will supply the tunes, food and format. Get ready to party and play some tennis…….. great prizes and lots of fun……..You must register to participate. Deadline: July 9 $15/RA Member $17/Non-resident

Tennis Ladder Men & Woman Singles & Doubles Ladder New this year, we are offering both Adult Singles and Doubles Ladders. Prizes will be awarded at the end of the season. If you sign up for the doubles ladder with a partner, you can automatically enter the singles ladder at no additional cost. Upon completion of registering, you will receive a password to the online ladder. You must have a partner to join doubles ladder.

Challenge Ladder Rules

The initial ranking of players on a ladder is random. New players are added to the bottom of the ladder. The challenger must contact the player challenged. The challenged player may select the time and location of the match; however, the time and location should be mutually agreeable to both players. The challenger is responsible for providing new tennis balls and reserving the court according to Reston Association Tennis Court Rules.

A match should be completed within seven days of the challenge. A person challenged who cannot play within seven days for any reason shall forfeit the match. A withdrawn or canceled challenge is a default loss for the challenger. The standard rules of the United States Tennis Association (USTA) apply to ladder matches. The usual method of scoring is based on winning two of three sets, with a tiebreak at the end of any set that reaches a score of six games each. In the tiebreak, the first to win seven points wins the set, but must win by at least two points. The winner of the match is responsible for recording the results online within 24 hours of the match. a. b. c. d.

Date of the match Winner’s name Loser’s name Match score.

The ladder listing is updated each time a new challenge match score has been entered. A player inactive for a period of four weeks is moved down in the rankings at that time, with additional penalties for each succeeding period of inactivity. The rules will be interpreted and disputes between members will be settled at the sole discretion of the ladder coordinator Rob Tucker at 703-435-6502. Fee: $10 per person.

SAVE THE DATE July 15th Reston Tennis Day with the Washington Kastles. We will have a block of tickets reserved to see the Washington Kastles, led by coach Murphy Jensen, take on the Philadelphia Freedoms. For more info, contact Mary Conaway at 703-435-6534.

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Relay for Life of Reston May 12-13, 2012

South Lakes High School

Relay For Life is a life-changing event that helps communities across the globe celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against the disease.

Reston Association Court Rules WHO MAY USE THE COURTS • •

Reston Association Members and their guests with membership cards. Players must place membership cards and guest passes in the holders inside the court while playing. Reston Association instructors. No other persons are permitted to give lessons on a fee-paying basis on RA courts.

RESERVING A COURT •

PRIORITY OF PLAY • •

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Court changes are made on the hour. Play is limited to one hour for singles and 2 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. Adults have priority on weekdays after 5 p.m., and on weekends and holidays 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Open play on the weekends and holidays begins at 1 p.m.

Juniors may not reserve courts during adult priority periods. However, juniors may play during adult priority periods if no adult has reserved the court, and will not be required to leave before regular hour for court changes.

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Players must place membership cards and racquet (or racquet cover) on the numbered hooks on courtside bulletin boards. Failure to display both racquet and membership cards means the court is not reserved. Players reserving courts must remain courtside while waiting to play. Player may not reserve court while playing. Reston Association may reserve courts for lessons, tournaments, junior activity, league play and court rentals.

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Courts are to be used for tennis only. Players are requires 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.

RULES ENFORCEMENT

Reston Association and staff, court monitors and Reston Tennis Association officers will enforce the rules of court play. RA cards are available at Reston Association headquarters. Guest passes can be purchased by court monitors. For further information, call 703-435-6530.

What Is Relay? • Overnight relay-style event • Teams of people camp out around a track • Members of each team take turns walking around the track for the duration of the event • Food, games and activities provide entertainment and fundraising opportunities • Family-friendly environment for the entire community Because it’s a relay, you’re not required to be there the entire time…but it’s so fun, you’ll probably find it hard to leave! Event Times Opening Ceremony: 1 p.m., May 12, 2012 Survivor Lap: 2 p.m., May 12, 2012 Closing Ceremony: 8 a.m., May 13, 2012

For more info or to register, go to www.relayforlife.org or call Mary Conaway 703-4356534 to join the Reston Tennis for Life Team.


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2012 RESTON ASSOCIATION TENNIS STAFF

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

JILL GRAHAM RA Tennis is excited to have Jill on staff again for the 2012 season. Jill teaches tennis to children of all ages and will be heading up the Friday and Saturday Munchkin classes for 3- and 4-year-olds.

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.

BOB BARNETT Bob is a certified PTR tennis instructor. In addition to teaching and playing tennis, Bob is a certified racket stringer with USRSA with a rating of MRT. Bob operates his own stringing business, Racketbear Customized Racket Service in Reston.

JIM ELDER Jim has been a USPTA-certified pro since 1997 and co-chairs the USTA Mid-Atlantic Adult-Senior Ranking Committee. He is the VP for the men’s division of the Northern Virginia Tennis League. In 2010, Jim was ranked in singles as high as number 16 nationally in his age group, won the MAS Clay doubles, and was the finalist in one national and two MAS singles championships.

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 Legg Mason 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 to develop their game.

SMASH HIT 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.

DYANNA DELANEY Dyanna loves to inspire younger children through tennis. She teaches them games that make them want to learn tennis and sportsmanship.

With 46 outdoor tennis courts, 6 QuickStart 36, 26 lighted for night play, Reston Association offers one of the most extensive tennis programs in the Washington metropolitan area. Court locations are on page 116.

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REGISTER FOR TENNIS PROGRAMS AND EVENTS

ADULT REGISTRATION Session Number:

Location: Day:

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o Wed o Thurs o RTT League Captain’s Name o Greater Washington Tennis League o Northern Virginia League o MENS o WOMENS o MIXED o Senior Round Robin

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

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

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COMMUNITY BUILDING RENTAL

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

RENTAL FEES: $15–$70 per hour (security deposit required) Contact Member Services to reserve a community room by calling 703-435-6530 or e-mailing member_services@reston.org.

BROWN’S CHAPEL, 11300 Baron Cameron Avenue Size: 914 square feet Its tall ceilings provide excellent acoustics and its parklike grounds offer a lovely setting. The facility has chairs to seat 65 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 65 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: $150/RA Members, $300/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 EDUCATION CENTER: See page 93 for more information on rental space. WWW.RESTON.ORG | SUMMER EDITION 2012

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Walker Nature Education Center Eco Fun for

Eco Fun for

All Ages

Adults Walker Nature Education Center, located at 11450 Glade Drive, provides a variety of educational and recreational resources, programs and facilities.

Eco Fun for

Children

Nature Programs

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.

ALL AGES

ALL AGES WELCOME Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Birds in Boxes Saturday, May 12, 11 a.m.-Noon Walker Nature Education Center 11450 Glade Drive

Reserve by: May 9 $4/person RA Members $6/person Non-members

Sunset Splendors Friday, May 11, 7-8 p.m. Walker Nature Education Center 11450 Glade Drive

Reserve by: May 8 $4/person RA Members $6/person Non-members

Sunset marks a transition in nature. Day turns to night, the sun gives way to the moon and diurnal animals trade places with nocturnal ones. Walk the trails to observe these changes, and transition yourself from using your eyes to using your ears.

Have you ever seen a baby bird? Join a nest box monitor to check on the bluebird boxes around the nature center. Each year, the nature center partners with the Virginia Bluebird Society in maintaining and monitoring nest boxes around Reston. Learn about the importance of these nest boxes and which birds like to use them.

Fishing with Fathers Saturday, June 16 10:30 a.m.-Noon Walker Nature Education Center 11450 Glade Drive

Reserve by: June 13 $5/person RA Members $8/person Non-members

Celebrate Father's Day by fishing with us at Lake Audubon. Learn fish facts, fishing basics and practice casting. We’ll provide

rods and bait. Those 16 and older wishing to fish will need a fishing license available online at www.dgif.state.va.us.

Stars of the Summer Sky Thursday, June 14, 7-8:30 p.m. Walker Nature Education Center 11450 Glade Drive

Reserve by: June 11 $4/person RA Members $6/person Non-members

Recommended for ages 5 and up. Please have 1 adult for every 1-2 children. The summer season brings new constellations to the sky. Learn about these stars and what tools can help you locate and view them. Then head outdoors to use telescopes and binoculars to look for stars, constellations, planets and other celestial objects.

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 trails, including an ADA Native Plant Trail ƒƒ Nature House Interpretive Building ƒƒ Picnic pavilion ƒƒ Picnic tables and trailside benches ƒƒ Campfire ring ƒƒ Outdoor displays and interpretive signs ƒƒ Demonstration gardens and meadows ƒƒ Pond ƒƒ Glade Stream Valley ƒƒ Snakeden Branch stream’s entrance to 44-acre Lake Audubon

NATURE HOUSE HOURS OF OPERATION

Monday, Wednesday-Friday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday: Closed Saturday: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday: 1-4 p.m. Free parking, restroom and trail access dawn to dusk, 365 days a year. Check holiday schedule for additional closings.

FOR NATURE PROGRAM RESERVATIONS, CALL 703-476-9689 AND PRESS 5 OR E-MAIL NATURECENTER@RESTON.ORG.

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Attention

Scout Leaders

ALL AGES

ALL AGES WELCOME Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Creatures of the Chesapeake Bay Sunday, June 24, 2-3 p.m. Walker Nature Education Center 11450 Glade Drive

Reserve by: June 21 $7/person RA Members $10/person Non-members

The Walker Nature Education Center can help your organization to earn patches & badges. Make a date with a Naturalist to...

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. $4 per participant (minimum charge $40)/RA Members $6 per participant (minimum charge $60)/Non-members

Lead a Campfire Fun or Campfire Cookery program

$5 per participant (minimum charge $50)/RA Members $8 per participant (minimum charge $80)/Non-members Campfire Ring Rental: $10/hr./RA Members $15/hr./Non-members

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

Lead a Community Service Project with your group. FREE

Activity kits are also available on loan for Birds, Trees and Watershed requirements.

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

Reston is in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. How we treat water here at home affects the water quality and wildlife found in the bay. Join an educator from Under the Sea to learn about the ecology of the Chesapeake, and meet and touch live creatures native to the bay.

Fireflies in July Friday, July 13, 7-8:30 p.m. Brown's Chapel 1575 Brown’s Chapel Road

Reserve by: July 10 $5/person RA Members $8/person Non-members

Fireflies, or lightning bugs, are incredible insects. Discover what makes them glow and why they blink their lights on and off. Find out what they eat, how they grow and where they live. Learn how to attract them to your yard and take home a glowing treat.

Turtles, Turtles Everywhere Sunday, July 15, 2-3 p.m. Walker Nature Education Center 11450 Glade Drive

Reserve by: July 12 $4/person RA Members $6/person Non-members

Turtles live in oceans, ponds, lakes and even on land. Bring your walking shoes and go in search of these slow moving reptiles. Look at turtle shells and get up close and personal with a box turtle. Did you know they can live to be 100 years old?

Good Ole Days Campfire Friday, July 20, 7-8:30 p.m. WNEC Campfire Ring On Soapstone Drive, between Glade Drive and Lawyers Road

Reserve by: July 17 $5/person RA Members $8/person Non-members

For years the campfire has been a place where friends and family gather to relax and enjoy time together. Come down to the campfire ring to enjoy that same tradition. Listen to stories, sing fun songs and cook some yummy treats.

Digital Camera Scavenger Hunt Saturday, July 21, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Walker Nature Education Center 11450 Glade Drive

Geocaching for All

Reserve by: July 18

Reserve by: August 8

$4/person RA Members $6/person Non-members

$4/person RA Members $6/person Non-members

Calling all shutter bugs! Bring your digital cameras, and search the trails for a list of interesting things and creative pictures to compose. Gather back at Nature House, where we will cool off with refreshments, enjoy your photos and award prizes.

Geocaching is high-tech treasure hunting, using a hand-held GPS unit to find hidden containers. Start with a short lesson in using the GPS unit, and then look for hidden caches on the nature center property. Let us know if you will need to borrow a GPS unit.

Buzzing Cicadas

Stream Slosh

Thursday, July 26, 7-8 p.m. Walker Nature Education Center 11450 Glade Drive

Sunday, August 19, 1:30-3 p.m. Walker Nature Education Center 11450 Glade Drive

Reserve by: July 23

Reserve by: August 16

$4/person RA Members $6/person Non-members

$4/person RA Members $6/person Non-members

Cicadas are not the only insects making noise, but they are the loudest. Learn why and how cicadas, crickets and grasshoppers make noise, and then make some noise of your own! Go into the evening woods, listening and looking for members of the insect chorus.

Dip into a cool stream to escape the heat of summer. Use a net to search for fish and frogs, and take a peek under rocks to look for insects living there. Wear your wading shoes and clothes that can get dirty. We'll provide the nets and buckets.

Seeing in the Dark Friday, August 3, 8-9 p.m. Walker Nature Education Center 11450 Glade Drive

Reserve by: July 31 $4/person RA Members $6/person Non-members

When the sun goes down, some animals are just waking up. These animals have their own ways of navigating in the dark. Hike in the twilight and learn how mosquitoes find us in the dark, how owl ears are different from ours, and what bats use to 'see' in the dark.

Saturday, August 11, 11 a.m.-Noon Walker Nature Education Center 11450 Glade Drive

Farewell to Summer Campfire Thursday, August 30, 7-8:30 p.m. WNEC Campfire Ring On Soapstone Drive, between Glade Drive and Lawyers Road

Reserve by: August 27 $5/person RA Members $8/person Non-members

As the summer slips away, join us around the campfire to enjoy the remainder of the season. Sing songs, play games and roast a s'more while gazing upon a crackling fire.

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Know Your Spider

Black Widow Spider

BABES IN THE WOODS

18 THROUGH 35 MONTHS Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Green is Everywhere!

Critters in the Creek

Monday, May 14, 10-11 a.m. Walker Nature Education Center 11450 Glade Drive

Monday, July 9, 10-11 a.m. Buttermilk Creek Nature Trail 11032 Ring Road, park at Uplands Pool

Reserve by: May 11 $5/child RA Members $8/child Non-members

Celebrate the color green. As spring turns to summer, green takes hold of our landscape. Learn why plants are green, what animals are green, and how these animals use the color green to hide. Make a green craft, and go on a short hike to find as many green things as we can.

$5/child RA Members $8/child Non-members

Monday, August 6, 10-11 a.m. Pony Barn Pavilion at the corner of Steeplechase Drive and Triple Crown Road $5/child RA Members $8/child Non-members

Monday, June 4, 10-11 a.m. Walker Nature Education Center 11450 Glade Drive

Some spiders are drab shades of brown or black, while others have beautiful colors. Learn how their color helps spiders survive. Make a colorful spider craft, and take a short hike in search of spiders.

Reserve by: May 31 $5/child RA Members $8/child Non-members

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Splashy Spiders

Reserve by: August 3

Beautiful Butterflies

Butterflies flutter on colorful wings. Explore the nature center gardens to see how many of these delightful creatures we can find. Discover the wonder of how they change from a caterpillar to a butterfly, and make a butterfly craft to hang up at home.

Which spiders have fangs? While all spiders have fangs, most of the mouthparts on local spiders aren’t big enough or strong enough to pierce human skin.

Reserve by: July 6 Wade in the cool waters of Buttermilk Creek, looking for frogs, tadpoles, minnows and other aquatic creatures. Be ready for a fun hike and a wet time! Wear your wading shoes and clothes that can get dirty. We will provide nets and buckets.

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Many people are afraid of spiders. But before you squash the next spider you see, consider the following:

Which spiders have venom? Almost every spider has venom they inject into their prey with their fangs, but very few spiders have venom that is medically significant to humans. Of all spider bites, 98% have no serious medical consequences. Which spiders in Reston have venom that can be harmful to humans? Black Widow Spiders are the only spider species in our area that has medically significant venom. They are not disposed to bite people, but instead prefer to drop from their webs and retreat.


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NATIVE SPOTLIGHT Eastern Redbud (Cercis canadensis)

The Eastern Redbud is a small native tree found throughout the eastern United States. It can grow up to 40 feet tall, but is typically 15-30 feet, with a multi-branched trunk and wide rounded or flat-topped crown. With the exception of very wet areas, redbuds can be grown in a variety of soil types and moisture conditions and are relatively disease and pest resistant. In spring, Redbuds have very showy pink to reddish-purple flowers that appear in March to May. Heart-shaped leaves often emerge as reddish purple, then change to green in the summer. The tree produces flat, reddish brown seed pods ½- inch wide and 2-4 inches long, that remain on the tree until fall or winter. Flowers of this tree are pollinated by bees and are important in production of honey. The fruit is consumed by many wildlife species, including the Northern Cardinal, Ringnecked Pheasant, Rose-breasted Grosbeak and Bobwhite Quail. White-tailed Deer and Gray Squirrel have also been observed eating its seeds.

Spring Festival Saturday, May 5 (rain or shine), 1-5 p.m. Walker Nature Education Center 11450 Glade Drive

Free & Everyone is Invited ƒƒ ƒƒ ƒƒ ƒƒ ƒƒ ƒƒ ƒƒ

Entertainment Live Animals Fishing Activities Craft Making for Kids Displays and Information from Environmental Groups Canoe and Kayak Rentals on Lake Audubon ($3) Native plants will be available for purchase by NATURE BY DESIGN

Festival volunteers needed. Contact Ha Brock at ha@reston.org or call 703-435-7986.

For spring color and overall appearance, the Eastern Redbud makes a wonderful landscape tree. Plant it as a stand-alone species or at the forest edge. It is a beautiful alternative to invasive exotic, flowering pear trees. PHOTO BY SHERYL POLLOCK

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Children’s Programs Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Walking Stick Workshop

AGES 5 TO 12 YEARS

Friday, June 8, 7-8 p.m. Walker Nature Education Center 11450 Glade Drive

PRESCHOOL HAPPENINGS

3 TO 5 YEARS Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Cheery Chickadees

Lake Exploration

Saturday, April 28, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Walker Nature Education Center 11450 Glade Drive

Monday, June 11, 10-11 a.m. Walker Nature Education Center 11450 Glade Drive

Reserve by: April 25

$5/child RA Members $8/child Non-members

$5/child RA Members $8/child Non-members

Learn about some of our smallest and most energetic birds. Make a bird craft, and then become a chickadee to see the forest through their eyes.

Bushels of Beetles Monday, May 21, 10-11 a.m. Walker Nature Education Center 11450 Glade Drive

Reserve by: May 18 $5/child RA Members $8/child Non-members

Beetles are the largest group of insects, and they come in a dazzling array of sizes, shapes and colors. Meet live beetles, decorate your own bug box to take home, and then go in search of beetles.

Explore where Snakeden Branch flows into Lake Audubon. Look for sunning snakes, basking turtles and birds that swim or wade. Dip into the lake with nets to discover some of its smallest inhabitants.

Wiggle Worms

Knee Deep in a Creek

Saturday, July 28, 11 a.m.-Noon Walker Nature Education Center 11450 Glade Drive

Tuesday, August 14, 10-11 a.m. WNEC Campfire Ring On Soapstone Drive, between Glade Drive and Lawyers Road

$5/child RA Members $8/child Non-members

They wiggle, they’re slimy, and they live in the dirt. But there’s a whole lot more to worms. Find out how worms move through the dirt and how they help the soil. Watch worms crawl, have worm races and wiggle like a worm. Make a squirmy treat to snack on.

$6/child RA Members $9/child Non-members

Summer vacation is the perfect time to explore new places. Make a walking stick that can travel with you on your next hike. Choose the perfect stick, make a leather grip, and with help, engrave it with your name or initials to make it your own. All supplies included.

Reserve by: June 8

Reserve by: July 25

Reserve by: June 5

Reserve by: August 11 $5/child RA Members $8/child Non-members

Wade in the cool waters of The Glade stream, looking for frogs, tadpoles, minnows and other aquatic creatures. Be ready for a fun hike and a wet time! Wear your wading shoes and clothes that can get dirty. We will provide nets and buckets.

FOR NATURE PROGRAM RESERVATIONS, CALL 703-476-9689 AND PRESS 5 OR E-MAIL NATURECENTER@RESTON.ORG.

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Kids Outdoors AGES 7 TO 10 YEARS

Wednesday, August 22 9 a.m.-Noon Walker Nature Education Center 11450 Glade Drive Reserve by: August 17 $15/child RA Members $20/child Non-members Parents: Drop off your child at this jam-packed morning of outdoor fun! Check-in will begin at 8:45 a.m.

Kids: Play a game of “wild tracking” to solve a forest mystery. Go log rolling with a naturalist to discover what creatures you can uncover. Build a shelter using only natural objects. Finish your adventure around a campfire with a favorite campfire treat.

Planning a Birthday Party?

Bring the kids and the cake to a funfilled, creative party at the nature center. Thematic parties include a two-hour facility rental, 45 minutes of staff-led activities, and party favors.

Choose from the following themes: Nature Detectives Ages 3-7

Nature Crafts Ages 3-12

Dinosaurs Ages 3-9

Campfire Fun Ages 7-12

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

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

Share what you know about these amazing animals. Uncover bones and shells like a paleontologist, and make your own fossil imprints in clay. Go on a dinosaur egg hunt that will lead you to a nest full of eggs. Favors include a dinosaur egg, a dinosaur sticker and a fossil imprint. The birthday child gets a Myrtle the Turtle key chain.

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

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

Fee: $175/RA Members $200/Non-members

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Canoe Trip: Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary ADULTS AND CHILDREN (ages 12 and up with a parent/guardian)

ADULT PROGRAMS

16 YEARS TO ADULT

Organic Gardening Tuesday, May 15, 7-8 p.m. Walker Nature Education Center 11450 Glade Drive

Reserve by: May 11 $5/person RA Members $8/person Non-members

This presentation will cover the principles of organic gardening. 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. Organic gardening is the mainstay of sustainable gardening. This program is cosponsored by Reston Community Center and Reston Association.

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Saturday, June 23 7 a.m.-3 p.m.

Rain Barrel Workshop

Backyard Composting

Walker Nature Education Center 11450 Glade Drive

Saturday, May 19, 10 a.m.-Noon Walker Nature Education Center 11450 Glade Drive

Thursday, May 31, 7-8 p.m. Walker Nature Education Center 11450 Glade Drive

$20/person RA Members, $25/person Non-members

Reserve by: May 16

Reserve by: May 29

$55 per barrel (Limit 2 per household.)

$5/person RA Members $8/person Non-members

Make your own 52-gallon rain barrel from a recycled pickle barrel. Rain barrels collect water from the roof and store it for use later. If you already have a rain barrel, volunteer your time to help others master the drill or place the screen on their barrels. To register, visit http:// www.arlingtonenvironment.org/ barrel.php. To volunteer, contact Ha Brock at 703-435-7986 or e-mail habrock@reston.org. This program is cosponsored by Reston Community Center and Reston Association in partnership with the Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District, the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, City of Falls Church, and Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment.

Dealing with all of the fallen leaves in your yard can be tough. Have you ever thought about composting them? Learn how to recycle them the natural way right on your own property. Plants will love the rich organic soil that composting efforts provide. Participants will also learn how kitchen waste and other yard debris can be composted right in the backyard. This program is cosponsored by Reston Community Center and Reston Association.

FOR NATURE PROGRAM RESERVATIONS, CALL 703-476-9689 AND PRESS 5 OR E-MAIL NATURECENTER@RESTON.ORG.

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Reserve by: June 20 Explore the Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary along the Patuxent River in Maryland on foot and by canoe. Jug Bay is one of the largest freshwater tidal wetlands on the East Coast. The Patuxent River is relatively slow-moving and great for beginners and advanced paddlers alike. On our guided tour, paddlers will explore channels flowing through the wetlands to see these unique ecosystems up close. Among the lush vegetation, birds, reptiles and mammals abound. Bring a bag lunch. We will meet at the Nature Center and travel together by van.


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ADULT PROGRAMS 16 YEARS TO ADULT

Discovering a Sense of Place Monday, June 4-July 23 7-8:30 p.m. Walker Nature Education Center 11450 Glade Drive

Reserve by: May 14 $25/RA or RCC Members $30/Non-members

Join this eight-session facilitated discussion course that will culminate in an end-of-course celebration. Explore the meaning of a bioregional perspective, and what it takes to develop one. Consider the benefits of consciously developing an intimate relationship with your place, and discuss what it might mean to protect the place where you live. Participants will receive a book of readings that form the basis of each discussion. Coordinator: Diane Blust of Sustainable Reston. Co-sponsored by Reston Association and Reston Community Center. (Pay your fee when you are contacted to pick up your course materials at the nature center, approximately two weeks before the first session.)

Introduction to Wildlife Photography Saturday, June 9,10 a.m.-1 p.m. Walker Nature Education Center 11450 Glade Drive

Reserve by: June 6 $10/person RA Members $15/person Non-members

Join local photographer John Eppler to learn how to photograph wildlife in your backyard. Discuss setting up your backyard to attract wildlife. Learn about what equipment and settings to use. Then during the second half of the program, go outside to apply what you have learned. Be sure to bring your camera.

Rent Space at the Walker Nature Education Center 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 $30/hr. Non-member or Non-Reston not-for-profit fee $50/hr. For profit/corporate fee $75/hr.

Nature Center Pavilion

576 sq. ft. pavilion with picnic tables and bench seating in a beautiful woodland setting. Parking and restroom access. RA Member fee $20/hr. Non-member fee $30/hr. For profit/corporate fee $50/hr.

Campfire Ring

Campfire pit with bench seating, small pavilion and picnic tables. Roadside parking. No restroom. RA Member fee $10/hr. Non-member fee $15/hr. For profit/corporate fee $25/hr. Renters must supply their own wood and water to extinguish the fire. For details and reservations, call 703-476-9689 and press 3 or e-mail naturecenter@reston.org.

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WILDLIFE CLASSES & COUNTS

16 YEARS TO ADULT

Summer Bird Count

Dragonfly Class: An Introduction

Saturday, June 2, 6:45 a.m.-Noon Walker Nature Education Center 11450 Glade Drive

Reserve by: May 30

Thursday, July 12, 7-8:30 p.m. Walker Nature Education Center 11450 Glade Drive

Free

Reserve by: July 9

Join us for the half-day annual Summer Bird Count throughout Reston’s natural areas. Meet local bird experts, learn tips on identification and have fun while helping us obtain important information to help our feathered friends. Enjoy an optional lunch, tally results and swap stories back at Nature House following the count.

Butterfly Class: An Introduction

Butterfly Count Saturday, July 7, 9:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Walker Nature Education Center 11450 Glade Drive Free

Reserve by: July 2 $5/person (Free for count participants)

Discover the colorful and diverse lives of Reston’s "flying flowers". The class will focus on the basic identification and life cycles of our local butterflies.Through a combination of field guides, handouts and a presentation, learn how to identify Reston’s common butterflies, and get a basic introduction to their life history. This class is a great way to prepare for Reston’s Butterfly Count.

Join us for the annual Butterfly Count through Reston’s natural areas. Meet fellow butterfly lovers, learn tips on identification and have fun while helping to collect important information on our fluttering friends. Our data will be submitted to the North American Butterfly Association’s Fourth of July Butterfly Count. Enjoy an optional lunch, tally results and swap stories back at Nature House following the count.

FOR NATURE PROGRAM RESERVATIONS, CALL 703476-9689 AND PRESS 5 OR E-MAIL NATURECENTER@ RESTON.ORG.

Learn about the fast, colorful and fascinating lives of Reston’s “flying dragons.” Join guest naturalist Kevin Munroe of the Fairfax County Park Authority as he focuses on basic identification, natural history and conservation of our local dragonflies. Through a combination of field guides, handouts and a presentation, learn how to identify Reston’s common dragonflies, and get a basic introduction to their bizarre behavior and complex natural history. The class is a great way to prepare for Reston’s Dragonfly Count.

Dragonfly Count Saturday, July 14, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Meet at Bright Pond Lane. Park at the end of the cul de sac.

Reserve by: July 11 Free

Join us for the annual Dragonfly Count through Reston’s natural areas. Meet local dragonfly experts, learn tips on identification and have fun while helping to obtain important information on our fast-flying friends.

Clean The Bay Day Lake Cleanup June 2, 10 am - Noon

Location: Access points at each lake Please sign up by May 28. Join fellow boaters and lake enthusiasts on Saturday, June 2nd for the 6th annual Lake Cleanup. We are looking for volunteers to get on their boats and to walk the shorelines of each lake to collect as much trash as possible. Supplies will be available at each lake. When You Pitch In, Reston Lakes Win.

To sign up, contact Ha Brock at habrock@reston.org or call 703-435-7986.

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16 YEARS TO ADULT FREE. NO RESERVATIONS REQUIRED.

$5/person (Free for count participants)

Reserve by: July 4

Thursday, July 5, 7-8:30 p.m. Walker Nature Education Center 11450 Glade Drive

Bird Walks

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Beginning and expert birders welcome. Co-sponsored by Reston Association, Audubon Society of Northern Virginia and The Bird Feeder store.

Late April Bird Walk: Twin Branches Sunday, April 29, 7:30-10:30 a.m. Location: Twin Branches Trail 10824 Cross School Road, park at Sunrise Valley Elementary School.

Leader: Matt Bender

May Bird Walk: Bright Pond Sunday, May 6, 7:30-10:30 a.m. Location: Bright Pond - Bright Pond Lane, park at the end of the cul-de-sac.

Leader: Andy Rabin

Memorial Day Weekend Bird Walk: Glade Stream Valley Sunday, May 27, 7:30-10:30 a.m. Location: Glade Stream Valley, park on Glade Drive at Twin Branches Road.

Leaders: Joanne and David Bauer

June Bird Walk: Buttermilk Creek Trail Sunday, June 10, 7:30-10:30 a.m. Location: Buttermilk Creek Nature Trail - 11032 Ring Road, park at Uplands Pool.

Leaders: Carol and Jay Hadlock

July Bird Walk Sunday, July 15, 7:30-10:30 a.m. Location: Upper Glade Stream Valley, 11550 Glade Dr., park at Glade Pool.

Leader: Carolyn Williams

August Bird Walk Sunday, August 19, 7:30-10:30 a.m. Location: Stratton Woods Park, 2431 Fox Mill Road.

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Environmental Volunteers Needed

Eight Prohibited Plants in Reston 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 exotic plants and educate our members about their harmful effects.

Details in the Get Involved Section Virginia Invasive Plant Removal Day — Groups all over Virginia will be doing their best to remove invasive exotic plants in their communities, see page 106. Storm Drain Marking — help mark storm drains that flow to local streams and the bay, see page 108 Stream Monitors — help monitor local stream health by inventorying macroinvertebrates, see page 108. Weed Warriors — help combat invasive exotic plants in our natural areas, see page 107.

Great North American Dip-In

Participate in the 16th Annual Great American Dip-In between June 22 and July 15. Volunteers will monitor the transparency of the lakes and ponds in Reston using a Secchi Disk. The values are used to assess the transparency of volunteer-monitored lakes in the United States and Canada. This is a quick activity best accomplished by boat. To schedule a date for training, contact Nicki Bellezza at 703-435-6560 or e-mail Nicki@reston.org.

Invasive exotic plants are nonnative to North America. They spread quickly and outcompete our native vegetation. Often, invasive exotic 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 depends on native plants for food and shelter. Many invasive exotics overtake native shrubs and trees that are a signature of the Reston community.

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 the prohibition of eight invasive exotics. If you would like to learn more about invasive exotic plants, visit “Plants” on the “Natural Resources” page in the “Nature” section of our website, www.reston.org. If you would like to volunteer to help control invasive plants in Reston, contact Ha Brock via e-mail at habrock@reston.org.

Thank you for your cooperation in not planting any of these species in Reston.

The Banned Invasive Exotics  Flowering Pears (Pyrus calleryana cultivars)  Winged Burning Bush (Euonymus alata)  Japanese Barberry (Berberis thunbergii)  Exotic Bush Honeysuckles (Lonicera spp.)  Exotic Bamboos (Bambusa spp.)  Chinese Wisteria (Wisteria sinensis)  Japanese Wisteria (Wisteria floribunda)  English Ivy (Hedera helix)  Oriental Bittersweet (Celastrus orbiculatus)

PLEASE DIRECT QUESTIONS TO OUR ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCE STAFF AT 703-437-7658.

Stream Restoration Update Repairs to the The Glade Reach 6 near Twin Branches are expected to be accomplished in the Spring of 2012. Access for this repair will be from the intersection of Glade Drive and Twin Branches Road along the existing Reston Association pathway. From the start of construction, it is estimated to take approximately 4-8 weeks for completion.

Design plans and community meetings continue in North Reston’s Colvin Run watershed. No construction is currently scheduled in Colvin Run. Preliminary and final plan reviews are underway for a number of stream reaches, including Buttermilk Creek and Wiehle North and South. Streams along the drainage ways into Lake Newport have been walked and more community meetings are expected for this area.

Crews working to install a rock wall along the outer meander in the The Glade Stream Valley. The repair includes creating a floodplain on the right down-slope side of the stream.

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FRIENDS OF RESTON

Brush Chipping

ADOPT-A-BENCH PROGRAM

Dispose of Brush

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

Tennis Benches

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 $235

Donation Amount: $750

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. ƒƒ ƒƒ ƒƒ

Pathway/Recreation Facility Benches

Locations based upon need and your preference. Benches are made of recycled plastic with heavy duty steel supports. Cost includes an engraved plaque, if desired. For more information about pathway/recreation facility benches, contact CSFstaff@ reston.org or call 703-437-7658.

Please make checks payable to the “Friends of Reston” and write “Adopt-ABench” in the memo section. Mail to: Friends of Reston, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston VA 20191.

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

CHIPPING DATES & SITES May 19-20 Lake Audubon Pool 2070 Twin Branches Road June 16-17 Central Services Facility 12250 Sunset Hills Road July 21-22 Lake Audubon Pool 2070 Twin Branches Road August 18-19 Central Services Facility 12250 Sunset Hills Road

ADOPT A RECYCLING BIN

Donation Amount: $475

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

Make checks payable to “Friends of Reston” and write “Adopt-A-Recycling Bin” in the memo section. Mail to: Friends of Reston, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston VA 20191. For more information, contact CSFstaff@reston.org or call 703-437-7658.

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

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


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LAKE ANNE BOAT RENTALS 2012 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.

TRY KAYAK

AT OUR FREE SAMPLE CLASS.

Canoe Kayak and Paddle Company, CKAPCO, is offering a free introduction for individuals and families to get a “taste” of kayaking. The calm waters of Lake Audubon – provide a perfect environment.

ENJOY A JOURNEY ACROSS LAKE ANNE IN A CANOE, KAYAK, PADDLEBOAT, OR ROWBOAT. RENTAL TICKETS CAN BE PURCHASED AT RESTON’S USED BOOK SHOP, 1623 WASHINGTON PLAZA (NEAR THE FOUNTAIN).

Dates: May 24 – Sept. 2, 2012

HOURS OF OPERATION Thursday: 4-8 p.m. Friday: 4-8 p.m. Saturday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Cost: $6 per boat for 1-hour rental*

*Boat operator must be at least 16 years of age. A parent or legal guardian (18 years of age or older) must sign a waiver/agreement and accompany passengers under the age of 16. Swimming is not permitted. Pets are not allowed in boats.

CKAPCO provides all the equipment and introductory instruction from ACA-certified Instructors on both touring and whitewater kayaks.

SATURDAY, APRIL 21 Lake Audubon Boat Ramp 10-11:45 a.m. Ages 16 and older

After completing this introduction, you will receive an additional discount for the next step, our L1/L2 Combo course. Our proven progression provides you the best opportunity for a fun first-time kayaking experience and strong foundation for planning your next move on the river or just having fun on a lake. Ready for a whole course? Just visit our website at www.kayakreston.com to find a full list of beginner and advanced classes, as well as beautiful sightseeing kayak trips. Classes are available for all abilities and are held at various convenient locations, including Lake Audubon in Reston.

CONTACT THE BOOK SHOP BY CALLING 703-435-9772.

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What To Do?

Just for

Reston Association has something for everyone, including ice cream socials, movies at the pool and a community yard sale, just to name a few. Join us at one of Reston Association’s many facilities and see what’s in it for you. For more information on these or upcoming events, contact Ashleigh@reston.org, call 703-435-6577 or visit the Parks, Recreation & Events section at www.reston.org.

Adults

Teddy Bear Picnics

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Children

Seniors

Ages: 3-5 years

Summer Fun for Everyone ALL AGES

ALL AGES ARE WELCOME Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult unless otherwise noted.

Reston Presents Series Monday, June 11, 7-9 p.m. Reston Community Center at Lake Anne, 1609 Washington Plaza FREE

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.

This month features, Sky Walking: An Astronaut’s Memoir, by Thomas D. Jones. A veteran astronaut’s straight-talking story of the dangers and triumphs of twentyfirst-century space flight. In this thrilling inside look at flying the shuttle and building the space station, Dr. Jones takes readers on a voyage hurtling into a new century of exploration. Jones brings to life the pressure-cooker of astronaut training, leads you to the launch pads of Cape Canaveral, and rockets you to the dusty surfaces of the asteroids, the moon, and mars. Where will America go next in space? Will ordinary citizens soon be rocketing to orbit? And will the nation remain a leader in space as international competition heats up? The answers come from a four-time space flier, who delivers a story for the explorer in each of us. Signed copies of his books, Sky Walking, Hell Hawks! and Planetology, will be available for purchase. Registration requested.

July 4th Celebration

Children must be accompanied by an adult. Wednesday, June 13 Thursday, July 26 11 a.m.–Noon North Hills Pavilion 1325 North Village Road $3/RA Members $6/Non-members

Bear lovers are invited to a bearific morning, which includes bear stories, crafts and fun! Bring a picnic lunch and your favorite teddy bear. Earl the Squirrel will be on hand to have your child’s picture taken with him, so don’t forget your camera. This program is cancelled in the event of rain. Registration required. Payment due at the event. Contact Ashleigh@reston.org or call 703-435-6530 to register.

Wednesday, July 4, Noon-4 p.m. Lake Newport Pool, 11601 Lake Newport Road FREE

Start the day with a splash! Come to the pool and enjoy the festivities before the fireworks. We will have a DJ, contests and prizes. Pizza will be available for purchase from Vocelli’s. This program is cancelled in the event of rain. Contact Ashleigh@reston. org or call 703-435-6577 for more information or weather-related cancellations.

MORE INFO . QUESTIONS . REGISTRATION . CONTACT ASHLEIGH@RESTON.ORG OR CALL 703-435-6577.

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It’s a Pirate Parrrty Ages: 3-5 years

Children must be accompanied by an adult Thursday, July 12, (rain date, July 19),10:30 a.m.-Noon North Hills Pavilion, 1325 North Village Road

$4/RA Members $6/Non-members 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 food, games & fun activities. Cheese pizza will be provided. Registration required. Contact Events@reston.org or call 703-435-6571 to register.

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Yard Sale Saturday, May 12 (Rain Date: Sunday, May 13)

8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive Come by to browse for great bargains at our multi-family community yard sale. This event is an opportunity to find great buys for a new home or college dorm.

VENDOR SPACE IS SOLD OUT. Contact Ashleigh@reston.org or call 703-435-6577 for information on weather-related cancellations.

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Pool Safety

Bicycle

Safety Rodeo Saturday, April 28, ongoing from 1-4 p.m.

5-12 YEARS (CHILDREN MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT) Lake Newport Pool Facility, 11601 Lake Newport Road FREE Join the Reston Association, State Farm Insurance Co., and The Reston Bicycle Club for our Annual Bicycle Safety Rodeo. Children will complete eight safety stations and earn their bicyclist’s license. Children must bring their own bicycles and helmets. No registration required. This event is cancelled in the event of rain. The course takes 20 minutes to complete.

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ALL AGES

ALL AGES ARE WELCOME Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult unless otherwise noted.

Family Dive-In Movies

Are you looking for something different to do as a family? Then come join us for FREE pool side movies! We will provide the popcorn and drinks, but don’t forget your favorite float. Movie titles will be advertised at the event location. These events are cancelled in the event of rain or threatening rain. Contact Ashleigh@reston.org or call 703-435-6577 for more information or weather-related cancellations. Time: 8:30 p.m. – until the movie is over Dates & Locations: Wednesday, June 20 Lake Newport Pool, 11601 Lake Newport Road Thursday, June 28 Lake Audubon Pool, 2070 Twin Branches Road Thursday, July 5 North Hills Pool, 1325 North Village Road

Wednesday, July 18 Newbridge Pool, 11718 Golf Course Square Tuesday, July 24 Tall Oaks Pool, 12025 North Shore Drive

Schools Out for Summer Pool Party Friday, June 22 (Rain Date: June 23) 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. Golf Course Island Pool, 11301 Links Drive FREE

Come to the Hawaiian-themed pool party to celebrate the end of school. The Northern Virginia Ukulele Ensemble will perform and there will be a whole roast pig to eat in addition to other Hawaiian delicacies. Be sure to wear your Hawaiian print shirts and swim suits. Co-sponsored by Reston Community Center. Contact Ashleigh@reston.org or call 703-435-6577 for more information or weather-related cancellations.

Community Cookouts

Bring your family out for a FREE cookout at the pool. Cookouts are co-sponsored by the Reston Association and the Reston Community Center. Hot dogs, hamburgers, chips and drinks are provided along with live music. Contact Ashleigh@reston.org or call 703-435-6577 for more information or weather-related cancellations.

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Learning and Practicing Water Safety Skills • •

Wednesday, July 25, 5-7 p.m. Hunters Woods Pool, 2501 Reston Parkway

• Tuesday, August 7, 5-7 p.m. Lake Newport Pool, 11601 Lake Newport Road

Never leave a child unattended in a pool or spa and always watch your child when he or she is in or near water Teach children basic water safety tips Keep children away from pool drains, pipes and other openings to avoid entrapments Have a telephone close by when you or your family is using a pool or spa If a child is missing, look for him or her in the pool or spa first Share safety instructions with family, friends and neighbors

Learn how to swim and teach your child how to swim Learn to perform CPR on children and adults, and update those skills regularly Understand the basics of life-saving so that you can assist in a pool emergency

Source: http://www.poolsafely.gov/parentsfamilies/simple-steps-save-lives/

MORE INFO . QUESTIONS . REGISTRATION . CONTACT ASHLEIGH@RESTON.ORG OR CALL 703-435-6577.

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Teen Events AGES: 12-18 (RISING MIDDLE/HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS)

Join the Slides and Rides Club, co-sponsored by Reston Association and Reston Community Center (RCC), and experience the many rides and attractions that these parks have to offer. Participants must be prepared to purchase their own meals. Be advised that although there will be chaperones on this trip, teens will be on their own in the park and will be required to check-in several times during the day. Registration will be accepted by RCC only. Bus pick-up will be at RCC. Sign up early as space will sell out.

Trip to Six Flags, NJ Saturday, June 23 Check-in 6 a.m., leave 6:30 a.m., return at 11 p.m. Fee: $20

Trip to Busch Gardens

ALL AGES

ALL AGES ARE WELCOME Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult unless otherwise noted.

Ice Cream Socials

Hot enough for you? Come out to the pool and enjoy some refreshing ice cream as you lounge poolside. Make sundaes for the kids and for yourself. Supplies are limited. FREE. These events are cancelled in the event of rain or threatening rain. Contact Ashleigh@reston.org or call 703-435-6577 for more information or weather-related cancellations. Tuesday, May 29, 4 p.m. - until ice cream is gone Uplands Pool, 11032 Ring Road Tuesday, June 26, 2 p.m. - until ice cream is gone Autumnwood Pool, 1601 Walnut Branch Road Friday, June 29, 2 p.m. - until ice cream is gone Tall Oaks Pool, 12025 North Shore Drive Thursday, July 19, 2 p.m. - until ice cream is gone Shadowood Pool, 2201 Springwood Drive Monday, July 23, 2 p.m. - until ice cream is gone Ridge Heights Pool, 11400 Ridge Heights Road

Popsicle Mania!

Summer is hot, so come cool off at the pool and enjoy a refreshing popsicle while sitting poolside. Supplies are limited. FREE. These events are cancelled in the event of rain or threatening rain. Contact Ashleigh@reston.org or call 703-435-6577 for more information or weather-related cancellations. Tuesday, June 12, 4 p.m. Glade Pool, 11550 Glade Drive Friday, June 15, 4 p.m. Newbridge Pool, 11718 Golf Course Square Tuesday, June 19, 2 p.m. Hunters Woods Pool, 2501 Reston Parkway Monday, July 9, 2 p.m. Golf Course Island Pool, 11301 Links Drive Friday, July 20, 2 p.m. North Shore Pool, 11515 North Shore Drive Thursday, July 26, 2 p.m. Shadowood Pool, 2201 Springwood Drive Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2 p.m. North Hills Pool, 1325 North Village Road

Saturday, July 14 Check-in 8 a.m., leave 8:30 a.m., return at 11 p.m. Fee: $20

Trip to Massanutten WaterPark Saturday, July 28 Check-in 8 a.m., leave 8:30 a.m., return at 11 p.m. Fee: $20

Trip to Kings Dominion Saturday, Aug. 11 Check-in 8 a.m., leave 8:30 a.m., return at 11 p.m. Fee: $20

Registration is required. Registration will be accepted at RCC. For information, call 703-476-4500.

Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2 p.m. Uplands Pool, 11032 Ring Road Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2 p.m. Ridge Heights Pool, 11400 Ridge Heights Road

Totally Trucks Friday, Aug. 10, ongoing from 9:30 a.m.–Noon Reston Association’s Central Services Facility, 12250 Sunset Hills Road FREE

Bring the kids and check out all the big trucks that Reston Association uses. We may also have a police and fire truck on display. Each child will receive a coloring book and construction helmet. Parking is limited. Plan to carpool or park at the YMCA. Rain or shine. No registration required. Contact Ashleigh@reston.org or call 703435-6577 for more information.

End of Summer Pool Party Friday, Aug. 24 (Rain Date: Aug. 25), 4 -8 p.m. Dogwood Pool, 2460 Green Range Road FREE

Come and have a last hurrah before school starts. The pool party will have food, entertainment and fun for the whole family. Please bring school supplies and backpacks to donate to Reston Interfaith’s Back to School Drive. Co-sponsored by Reston Community Center.

Hot Tub Movies AGES 17 YEARS AND OLDER RA invites all those who enjoy the late night adult swim hours to join us for a FREE movie by the hot tub. Come relax and enjoy a luau atmosphere. We will provide the movie and refreshments. Movie titles will be advertised at the event location. These events are cancelled in the event of rain or threatening rain. Contact Ashleigh@reston. org or call 703-435-6577 for more information or weather-related cancellations.

Friday, June 1 North Shore Pool, 11515 North Shore Drive Thursday, June 21 Lake Thoreau Pool, 2040 Upper Lakes Drive Thursday, Aug. 2 Glade Pool, 11550 Glade Drive Wednesday, Aug. 8 North Hills Pool, 1325 North Village Road

8:30p.m. – until the movie is over

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Healthy Seniors Study Finds Heart Failure Patients Benefit from Leg Muscle Exercise By warming up properly, patients can improve the oxygenation, performance of their leg muscles, which is beneficial in promoting beneficial exercise

Oct. 31, 2011 - Doctors should not only treat the heart muscle in chronic heart failure patients, but also their leg muscles through exercise, say researchers in a major new study of the disease that primarily hits senior citizens. Source: http://seniorjournal.com/ NEWS/Health/2011/20111031StudyFindsHeartFailure.htm

SENIOR EVENTS

AGES 55 YEARS AND OLDER

Senior Movie Day Wednesdays; April 25, Featuring, “War Horse” May 23, Featuring, “Iron Lady” June 27, “TBD” July 25, “TBD” Time: Doors open at 9:15 a.m., Showtime is at 10 a.m. Reston Town Center Bow-Tie Cinemas FREE

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

Lifelong Leisure & Resource Expo Tuesday, May 22, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Reston Community Center, 2310 Colts Neck Road FREE

The thirst for knowledge never ceases. Visit with exhibitors and attend short workshops to learn more about technology, home modifications, accessible design, nutrition and cooking, leisure and recreation activities, transitioning into retirement, encore career options, financial and estate planning, and much, much more. Reston Hospital Center will also provide free health screenings. In honor of Older Americans Month, and in cooperation with the Reston for a Lifetime initiative, this event will educate and delight attendees. Co-produced by Reston Community Center, Reston Association, and Reston Hospital Center.

Seniors Advisory Committee Senior Social Wednesday, June 6, 1:30-3 p.m. Reston Community Center at Lake Anne, 1601 Washington Plaza

Plan your fall calendar while you learn about upcoming senior adult trips, classes, and events that are facilitated by Reston Community Center and Reston Association. Enjoy a sampling of treats while meeting new people and catching up with friends. Door prizes will be awarded during the event. This event is co-sponsored by Reston Community Center and Reston Association. Registration requested.

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


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Senior Fitness

SENIOR TRIPS AND TOURS

AGES 55 YEARS AND OLDER

Senior Swim for Fitness

Join us at one of Reston Association’s outdoor pools for this senior swim program, to include stroke correction, endurance swimming and adapted strokes. These classes are for senior adults who already know how to swim, but are looking to improve their strokes or to just get back into the water. Registration required, as space is limited to 10. Registration opens May 7 for RA members and May 9 for Non-members. Registration form will be available at www.reston.org or in person at Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive. Mondays and Wednesdays for two weeks, dates listed below. $45/RA Members $55/Non-members Session 1: June 25-July 5 (July 4 class re-scheduled for July 5) 10-11 a.m. (class begins at 10:10 a.m.) Newbridge Pool, 11718 Golf Course Square Session 2: July 9-18, 7-8 p.m. (class begins at 7:10 p.m.) Tall Oaks Pool, 12025 North Shore Drive Session 3: July 23-Aug. 1 10-11 a.m. (class begins at 10:10 a.m.) Newbridge Pool, 11718 Golf Course Square Session 4: Aug. 6-15 7-8 p.m. (class begins at 7:10 p.m.) Tall Oaks Pool, 12025 North Shore Drive

Reston Association’s Seniors will take a variety of trips this year to locations such as museums, New York, Atlantic City and local places of interest. Join us as we have fun visiting the area’s hot spots. For upcoming trip dates, details and to get on our trip mailing list, contact Ashleigh@reston.org or call 703-435-6577.

Lost Creek Vineyard & Winery Tuesday, June 19, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

Bus pick-up times & locations: 10 a.m. Hunters Woods Shopping Center (Ledo Pizza) 2231 Colts Neck Road 10:15 a.m. Thoreau Place, 1951 Sagewood Lane 10:30 a.m. Lake Anne Fellowship House, 11450 North Shore Drive $31/RA Members $37/Non-members

Join us for a chartered bus trip to Lost Creek Vineyard & Winery in Leesburg. Explore one of the many beauties of Virginia Wine Country. Their Tuscan-style winery has a large tasting room with ample seating, to include an outdoor pavilion. Spend some time in their beautiful, inviting tasting room or just relax on their fountain patio with a glass of wine. Pack a picnic lunch and don’t forget your camera. Payment is required to hold reservations. You must cancel 72 hours in advance to receive a refund. Registration form can be found on our website at www.reston.org.

Patuxent Research Refuge - National Wildlife Visitor Center Saturday, July 7, 8 a.m.–3 p.m.

Pick-up location: Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive

Payment is required to hold reservations. You must cancel 72 hours in advance to receive a refund. Registration form can be found on our website at www.reston.org.

$15/RA Members $19/Non-members

Join us on this great trip to discover the largest science and environmental education center in the Department of the Interior. The National Wildlife Refuge System is the world’s largest network of lands and waters dedicated to protecting wildlife and their habitat. Explore a variety of educational, stateof–the-art exhibits and trails that demonstrate the value of wildlife research. Enjoy a tram tour, a guided trail walk, or both. Pack a picnic lunch. Registration is required. You must cancel 72 hours in advance to receive a refund. Registration form can be found on our website at www. reston.org. Contact Ashleigh@ reston.org or call 703-435-6577 for more information.

DC Ducks Boat & Land Tour of our Nation’s Capital Wednesday, July 11, 7 a.m.-3 p.m.

Bus pick-up times & locations: 7 a.m. Hunters Woods Shopping Center (Ledo Pizza) 2231 Colts Neck Road 7:15 a.m. Thoreau Place, 1951 Sagewood Lane 7:30 a.m. Lake Anne Fellowship House, 11450 North Shore Drive. $54/RA Members $61/Non-members

Join us for a charter bus trip on the DC Ducks. DC Ducks is a land and water tour on boats with wheels. Seeing Washington DC is one thing; viewing it from the Potomac River is quite another. This isn’t just any old tour of DC… it’s an experience. Sit back and relax as the tour captains turn back the pages of history. Lunch is on your own at Union Station.

Day Trip to Atlantic City Wednesday, Aug. 1, 7 a.m.-10 p.m.

Bus pick-up times and locations: 7 a.m. Hunters Woods Shopping Center (Ledo Pizza) 2231 Colts Neck Road 7:15 a.m. Thoreau Place, 1951 Sagewood Lane 7:30 a.m. Lake Anne Fellowship House, 11450 North Shore Drive $44/RA Members $50 /Non-members

Join us for a chartered bus trip to the Hilton Casino & boardwalk in Atlantic City. You will be dropped off at the casino to explore the area on your own. You can skip the casino and walk the boardwalk or sit on the beach. Payment is required to hold reservations. You must cancel 72 hours in advance to receive a refund. Registration form can be found on our website at www.reston.org. Contact Ashleigh@reston.org or call 703-435-6577 for more information, for a registration form and to find out what casino package is included in this price.

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Youth Volunteers Get Involved in the

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Committees

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Be Active and Volunteer Getting Involved and Suiting Your Own Style You could say the ways to get involved in Reston are as unique as you are. For example, if you have a special knack for gardening and like to beautify natural spaces, then the Weed Warriors program might be for you. This group is out and about in Reston, removing invasive exotic plants from our forested areas, which can grow rapidly, eventually taking over the native ferns, wildflowers and tree seedlings. Or, maybe you like to slosh around in a streambed, checking water quality, identifying wildlife and collecting data on your findings. As a stream monitor, you can actively help to assess the health of our local watersheds. There are several monitoring sessions per year, with training given by the watershed staff. A two-year commitment is encouraged for this project.

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But there are also shorterterm endeavors that will allow even the busiest person the opportunity to make a difference in the community where they live. These include festivals or events such as Halloween House or Potomac Watershed Clean Up Day.

Volunteer for Your Passion

Our advisory committees are where you can really immerse yourself in a cause or area that suits you. These include: ƒƒ The Reston Neighborhood Advisory Committee ƒƒ The Environmental Advisory Committee ƒƒ The Parks and Planning Advisory Committee ƒƒ The Pedestrian and Bicycling Advisory Committee ƒƒ The Seniors Advisory Committee ƒƒ The Tennis Advisory Committee ƒƒ The Transportation Advisory Committee ƒƒ The Communications Advisory Committee

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Each committee is comprised of up to 15 members and includes a board 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.

What’s the Program About?

The RA volunteer program consists of about 500 active volunteers working in a variety of capacities and settings. Ha Brock, RA’s community outreach specialist II, takes special care to make sure that there is a good match with the volunteer and the job. To volunteer or learn more about how you can get involved, call Ha Brock at 703-435-7986, or via e-mail to habrock@reston.org. 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 on-line volunteer application.

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 department's special events, such as festivals, Weed Warriors, 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 via e-mail to habrock@reston.org and she can help to 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 “Get Involved” tab for more information or complete the online volunteer application.


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Our Volunteers Really Dig Us

Reston Association Volunteer Appreciation Pool Party 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, and meet some interesting people and learn some new skills in the process. Planting trees may not be what you’re into, but there are plenty of other areas in which to “grow.” RA is seeking volunteers to help enhance the community in a variety of areas. There are many opportunities available in such areas as environment and ecology, the Walker Nature Education Center, recreational programs and facilities, special events and many more. For a list of opportunities, visit our website www.reston.org or contact Ha Brock, RA community outreach specialist II, at 703-435-7986 or e-mail to habrock@reston.org.

Have you volunteered with RA in 2011? If so, we would like to invite you to our annual volunteer appreciation pool party. Spend a nice evening with your fellow volunteers and staff.

Friday, July 27, 2012 (Rain date Aug. 3) 6 - 8:30 p.m. Hunters Woods Pool 2501 Reston Parkway, Reston

Enjoy food, music, door prizes and giveaways. RSVP by July 24 to Ha Brock at 703-435-7986 or via e-mail habrock@reston.org. This pool has a splash area, diving board and large spa. So bring your family and enjoy a relaxing evening.

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Eagle Scouts

Virginia Invasive Plant Removal Day

make a difference in Reston every year

May 5, 2012 9 a.m. – Noon

Glade Pool Parking Lot 11550 Glade Drive Reston, VA 20191 The Reston Association Weed Warriors, in conjunction with the Virginia Master Naturalists and the Virginia Native Plant Society, invite you to the 3rd Annual Invasive Plant Removal Day. Groups all over Virginia will be doing their best to remove invasive exotic plants in their communities.

Activity Volunteers will pull garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata) in the woods near Snakeden Branch stream in the natural area surrounding Old Trail Drive. Volunteers will start along the asphalt path at the Glade Pool and loop around the Old Trail Drive horseshoe, reaching the stream banks of Snakeden Branch. Garlic mustard is an invasive exotic species that produces allelopathic chemicals that alter the soil chemistry and prevent native plants from thriving. Each plant may produce thousands of seeds. The plant is easy to spot and remove at this time of the year. We need your help to remove as much garlic mustard as possible.

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Please park at the Glade Pool parking lot or along Glade Drive. We will meet near the tot-lot next to the pool and head down the asphalt path behind the pool into the woods behind the houses. From Fairfax County Parkway 7100: From the south, take the Sunrise Valley exit heading east. Make the first right onto Glade Drive. Cross over Reston Parkway and in approximately 2 miles, the Glade Pool will be on your left-hand side. Meet near the playground. From Dulles Toll Road 267: Take the Wiehle Avenue Exit #13, heading south (make a left at the light if you are coming from the east). From Wiehle Avenue, make a right onto Sunrise Valley Drive and a left at the next light onto Soapstone Drive. Make a right onto Glade Drive and Glade Pool will be on your right. Please wear long-sleeve shirts and long pants. There is poison ivy at this site. For more information or to volunteer, please contact Ha Brock, RA community outreach specialist II, at habrock@reston.org or 703-435-7986.

The purpose of an Eagle Scout project is to demonstrate leadership by independently planning and coordinating a project that will benefit the community or environment. In 2011, the choice to work in a natural environment was an easy one for the following scouts because of their lifelong engagement with the outdoors. Matthew Heffernan organized and led a Habitat Restoration Eagle Scout Project in Reston, which included the removal of Linden Viburnum from the natural area and installation of native plants near Colt's Neck Tennis Court. Megg Gawat organized and led an Eagle Scout Project in Reston, which included installing water bars, mulching and installing a sign at a rain garden, and removing debris from a rock drainage swale at Generation Cluster. Alexander Boelcskevy improved the flow of water from the Ridge Heights Pool and Ridge Heights Road, which drains to Lake Thoreau, in order to reduce water erosion. He trimmed and removed tree branches and invasive vines and plants that were intruding upon the approximately 150-yardlong swale and relining the drainage swale with rocks. Eagle Scouts continued on page 107

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VOLUNTEERS Eagle Scouts from page 106 Ben Lynch organized a large group of volunteers to remove invasive exotics in the Glade Stream Valley to help protect the newly restored stream. Volunteers pulled more than 2,500 square feet of Japanese Pachysandra, Periwinkle and English Ivy. Through the green briar and under the fallen logs, the group did their best to help give native plants a chance to thrive and provide healthier wildlife habitat.

Lucas Acosta coordinated efforts to help restore the Colts Neck Road underpass near Hunters Woods Shopping Center. This is a highly used pathway and is constantly littered with trash and graffiti. Volunteers scraped off the old paint at the entrances of the underpass and added two fresh coats of paint. Lucas and his group of motivated volunteers removed over 3,000 square feet of English Ivy. The group also installed more than 80 native grasses and groundcovers to help restore wildlife habitat on the hillsides next to the underpass. This rejuvenation of the underpass was greatly needed and will have a positive impact on the local community. Ed Whaley worked with RA environmental resource staff to coordinate a habitat restoration project in the Glade Stream Valley. His project was a continuation of previous Eagle Projects to protect the newly restored stream. His group removed about 2,000 square feet of English Ivy and about 100 Burning Bushes to help improve wildlife habitat and give native plants a place to thrive.

WEED WARRIORS PROJECTS

Our native trees, ferns and wildflowers are under attack by invasive exotic plants like English Ivy, Japanese Honeysuckle and Bamboo. That is why we need warriors like you to join us in rescuing Reston’s beautiful parkland from these aggressive plants. These fast growing, invasive plants escape from people’s yards and seriously threaten local ecosystems, taking away vital food and habitat from already stressed wildlife populations. Please, spend a couple hours in our parkland protecting our forests every 4th Saturday of each month as we help restore Reston’s forests to their natural state. With new RA guidelines stating that certain invasive exotic plants may not be installed on Reston Association member property, we have more support than ever in this rigorous battle. Please join us. Please wear long-sleeves and long pants if you are allergic to poison ivy. RA will provide tools, gloves, snacks and water.

Protect the Trees at North Village Road April 28, 10 a.m.-Noon

Did you know that some trees in Reston are being threatened by English Ivy? This aggressive vine has spread from landscape beds into the Reston natural area and is wreaking havoc in the woods. English Ivy will reduce biodiversity and can diminish the health of trees that it takes over. This April, the Weed Warriors will remove the English Ivy from the trees around the stream valley at North Village Road between Lake Newport Road and Greenwich Point Road. Please park along North Village Road behind address 1565 Old Eaton Lane. Look for the RA truck.

Old Trail Restoration Continues May 19,10 a.m.-Noon

Help restore the Old Trail Drive natural area and remove the Garlic Mustard that has invaded the Snakeden Branch 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. You can find Garlic Mustard with the little cluster of white flowers at the top of the stem. The leaves actually smell like garlic if you press them between your fingers. Please meet at the Glade Pool parking lot at the corner of Soapstone and Glade Drives. Look for the RA truck along the pathway. There is poison ivy at this site.

Stevenage Natural Area Restoration June 23, 10 a.m.-Noon

Want to learn how to use a Weed Wrench? Join the Weed Warriors this month to help restore the Stevenage Road natural area. We will use neat tools like the Weed Wrench, hand saws and loppers to remove Bush Honeysuckle, Burning Bush, Bradford Pears and more from this unhealthy patch of woods. These shrubs and trees produce tons of seeds and spread rapidly, decreasing the space for native plants to thrive. With your help, we can restore

the woods and provide a healthy wildlife habitat. Please meet at the parking lot of Reston North Park behind Home Depot, at the corner of Reston Parkway and Stevenage Road. Look for the RA truck. There is poison ivy at this site.

Quartermaster Woods Restoration July 28, 10 a.m.-Noon

How can you help restore the Quartermaster woods? Join Weed Warriors this month and yank out invasive exotic shrubs like Burning Bush and Bush Honeysuckle from the natural area. These shrubs are a threat to biodiversity and are linked to the decrease in song bird populations. The natural area surrounding the Quartermaster Soccer Field needs your help. Please park along Glade Drive or Quartermaster Lane and meet on the Quartermaster Soccer Field. Look for the RA truck. There is poison ivy at this site. For more information or to volunteer, contact Ha Brock, RA community outreach specialist II, at 703-435-7986 or e-mail habrock@reston.org.

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Storm Drain Marking Project Storm drains prevent flooding of roads and neighborhoods by carrying rain and snowmelt away from streets and sidewalks.

Markers on each storm drain remind everyone keep storm drains and our streams and lakes clean.

Unlike water from our taps and tub, water flowing into our storm drains is not treated. Trash, pet waste, motor oil, paint and other materials dumped or washed into storm drains pollute our watersheds and ultimately the Chesapeake Bay.

Stream Monitoring Program Spring monitoring session ends April 30 Summer monitoring session is July 1-August 31

Become a volunteer stream monitor and help RA assess the health of our streams. RA is in need of volunteers to assist with stream monitoring at several locations throughout Reston during all seasons. If you are willing to learn, can work with a partner, enjoy data collection, insect identification, and are interested in the health of Reston’s streams, this is the job for you. Volunteering consists of four monitoring sessions of 3-4 hours each for a total of 12-16 hours per year. Training and practice are required and a two-year commitment is encouraged. Each season, we need at least one volunteer to help us monitor two sites in Reston. If you are interested, join our volunteer monitors e-mail distribution list for notices of upcoming monitoring dates. E-mail bpetty@reston.org with the message, “add me to the stream monitors list” and you will begin receiving e-mails.

Storm drain channels connect other storm drains within the neighborhoods.

For more information about becoming a stream monitor, contact Ha Brock at 703-435-7986 or e-mail habrock@reston.org.

Clean the Bay Day Lake Cleanup June 2, 10 am-Noon Access points at each lake

Since there are over 4,000 storm drains in Reston, many volunteers are needed. Everybody is encouraged to participate. Many storm drains in Reston are on private roads. Contact your local cluster board member and get your neighborhood involved today.

The Storm Drain Marking Project in Reston is sponsored by the Fairfax County Department of Public Works and Environmental Services, the Northern VA Soil and Water Conservation District, the Virginia Department of Transportation-Northern VA District, and Reston Association.

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

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Please sign up by May 28. Join fellow boaters and lake enthusiasts on Saturday, June 2 for the 6th annual Lake Cleanup. We are looking for volunteers to get on their boats and to walk the shorelines of each lake to collect as much trash as possible. Supplies will be available at each lake. When You Pitch In, Reston Lakes Win. To sign-up, call: Ha Brock, RA community outreach specialist II, at 703-435-7986 or e-mail habrock@reston.org.


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Volunteer Service Awards 2012 Volunteer of the Year – Shawn E. Endsley, Chairman of the Fiscal Committee

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• Shawn E. Endsley has served as Chair of the nine-member, RA Board-appointed Fiscal Committee for the past four years and has put in 150 hours in 2011. The Fiscal Committee is tasked with the following responsibilities: reviewing existing assessments and financial resolutions adopted by the Board of Directors and suggesting new resolutions for adoption; participating in public meetings held to receive information on the budget preparation process and providing comments on the proposed budget during public hearings held prior to the board’s adoption/consideration of the budget; assisting in evaluating or investigating specific budgetary issues at the request of the CEO; conducting an annual review of the association’s insurance programs and report its findings to the Board of Directors; reviewing RA's investment policy and the state of RA's investments; making recommendations for changes to investment strategy, as needed; evaluating the need for an audit of the Association’s system of internal controls; and recommending an independent Certified Public Accountant (CPA) who shall prepare an annual report and render an opinion on the association's books and records of accounts. In addition to the above responsibilities, the RA Board tasked the Fiscal Committee on several projects that demanded significant additional time. Under Mr. Endsley’s leadership, the committee worked with RA staff on the following accomplishments:

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Presented to the RA Board revised Fiscal Committee position qualifications Presented to the RA Board projections and three financing options for proposed indoor tennis facility Developed and presented to the RA Board the new monthly financial summary report on one page Responded to RA Board resolution on Repair & Replacement (R&R) fund Presented to the RA Board recommended amendments to Assessment & Finance Resolution 3; Repair & Replacement Fund Presented Fiscal Committee Report to the RA Board every quarter. Presented to the RA Board recommended amendments to Assessment & Finance Resolution 6; Reston Association Investment policy

Shawn has done an excellent job as chair. He has spent many more hours than typically required on two very important issues: a. Indoor tennis - researching/ discussing and presenting in an understandable way the work his committee did on financing options, as well as reviewing consultant opinions on operations - often meeting more than twice a month to meet deadlines b. Reserve study and 10-year capital - he brings clarity for the board and staff on realistic long-term projections and does so in a non-finance speak way, which is helpful - often meeting more than twice a month to get this done in a short time frame His leadership of the Fiscal Committee has transformed the committee into an invaluable asset to the Board of Directors. Reston Association is honored to announce Shawn E. Endsley as the 2012 Reston Association Volunteer of the Year.

2012 Youth Group of the Year – South Lakes High School National Honor Society (SLHSNHS) South Lakes High School National Honor Society (SLHSNHS) has participated in many RA events and programs throughout the years and put in over 1,000 hours in 2011. In addition to raising money for charity, councils and chapters annually, they also engage in a great variety of service projects at their school and in their community. It’s truly remarkable that these students can maintain strong grades, participate in school activities, and still find time to give back to the Reston community. Each year, RA is invited to talk to this prestigious society about volunteering and ways they can give back. SLHSNHS assists us with the promotion of our programs on Blackboard and in their school newsletter. They are supporters of RA’s events and programs, and without their participation we would not have the successful programs and events we currently hold for the community.

SLHSNHS participates in the annual Halloween House & Trick or Treat Trail, 5K Fund Run, Spring Festival, Nature House Teen Naturalist Program, Kids’ Triathlon, Potomac River Watershed Cleanup, Reston and Multicultural Festivals, Weed Warriors and many more. Their time is invaluable to RA as they help with numerous important tasks at each event. They provide the energy and support to RA and help keep the streams and our natural areas clean, healthy and beautiful. SLHSNHS members enjoy sharing their time, talents and energy with us. They don’t mind getting dirty, sharing their skills and doing manual labor. They show up eager

to work and support our staff. Rain, snow, sleet or shine they come prepared to work and do whatever it takes to help the Reston community.

2012 Business Partner of the Year – Bow Tie Cinemas

Bow Tie Cinemas donates its space and staff each month to the Reston Association for our Senior Movie Day program. Bow Tie took over from the RAVE theater company in April 2011 and graciously continued our program, which is held at the Reston Town Center. Bow Tie staff arrive early to help set up and to have the movie ready for participants when they arrive at 9 a.m. Working with this company has been a seamless transition and we look forward to continuing this successful partnership. Bow Tie Cinema’s donation of theater space saves RA $10,200 in rental fees annually. Without this donation, RA would not be able to continue to provide this event to the senior community. Each month the seniors look forward to meeting friends and socializing, while enjoying their coffee, orange juice and donuts prior to the movie. In 2011, 2,300 senior adults enjoyed coming to the theater for this monthly social event. Most seniors are on a fixed income, so this event has been well received.

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Making a Difference in the Community

Volunteer Spotlight

Catherine Linberg & Polly Noble PHOTOGRAPHY BY SEAN BAHRAMI Where are you originally from and how long have you lived in Reston, if applicable? Catherine Linberg: Born in Kentucky, I spent my life from preschool through college in the Los Angeles area, moved to Rhode Island for graduate school in theatre arts and worked there in local theatre before relocating to the San Francisco Bay Area in 1989. I worked as an editorial production manager in college textbook publishing while in the Bay Area. I moved to Reston in 2003 with my husband, Mike Blanpied, and our son, Greg.

Polly Noble: I was originally from Boston, but have lived in many places both in and out of the country where my husband's work took us. We came to Reston from North Dakota in 1978 and still delight in the long, beautiful spring we have here in Virginia. Volunteering for RA is as simple as just returning an e-mail. We have always tried to volunteer in the community at least a little bit wherever we could wherever we lived, and brought the kids up to feel the same.

How long have you been volunteering for RA? Catherine Linberg: I started within days of moving here with the dragonfly count of July 2003 (and have not missed one since). At various times I have donned the costume of Earl the Squirrel and Myrtle the Turtle at Reston Festivals, and debuted the Emerald Ash Borer character on the 2011 Halloween Trail; I've helped with the Spring Festival; I briefly housed Dozer the box turtle; I worked to save plants ahead of the stream restorations; and have served as a volunteer naturalist at the welcome desk of Nature House on many weekends since it opened. Polly Noble: When we came back to Reston from Pakistan in 1990, there was a call for volunteers to help with the Reston Festival.

What prompted you to volunteer?

Catherine Linberg: I enjoy the natural surroundings so important to the Reston experience. When facing breast cancer soon after our arrival in Reston, I found the energetic camaraderie I craved in the natural world and with the Reston naturalist staff and others on

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the dragonfly count. It was the right fit for me to become useful and helpful through the Walker Nature Education Center. Polly Noble: Since I like to share my enthusiasm for our town, handing out information on Reston filled the bill. I've been able to work with Reston Community Center and the Multicultural Festival as well. The Reston Garden Club has been very supportive with Nature House, so it was a good choice for me to sign up to work as a volunteer at the welcome desk.

What keeps you coming?

Catherine Linberg: The changes of seasons are exciting, especially having come from the relatively uniform climate of California. The work makes a difference. The guests who visit the Nature House are interesting and interested. It's great to work with the terrific Reston naturalist staff members and other volunteers. I also like being able to walk to Nature House from our house, which is less than a half-mile away from home. Polly Noble: I was pleased to find a volunteer job that fits my interests in nature and the community. I've also volunteered on local butterfly, bird and dragonfly counts.

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What do you enjoy most about your volunteer experience with RA?

Catherine Linberg: At the Nature House, I like feeling that I can meet and greet visitors with whatever is just right for them on that particular visit — everything from a silent smile or nod in the direction of the restrooms to a full-blown tour describing the environmentally sound features of the building and what's happening just outside during that season. Sometimes it's enchanting to hear others "take over" and explain what they know or like about the place. Children are great to watch as they play with the animal plush toys, or discover the collection of storybooks, or color one of the coloring pages we have out just for them. Polly Noble: My job at Nature House is simple. Just answer the phone, take down reservations for upcoming events and see that crayons and pencils are available for the nature projects. When there are questions, we call on the staff to answer. It's a great place to work and the regulars there are a pleasure to be around. I feel that I can free the naturalists for their own work by doing the routine chores.


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Top: Polly finds birdwatching is a favorite at Nature House. Bottom: Catherine points out the names of her and her husband among the list of donors who built Nature House. Polly Noble shows off one of the many books available at Nature House.

What have you learned through your experience?

Catherine Linberg: I've improved my listening skills, from interacting with the various Nature House guests, including those who simply visit to use the great restrooms. I've gotten better at wildlife identification, including birds and plants, and particularly dragonflies — thanks to the wonderful work of Kevin Munroe every summer on the count. Polly Noble: Since many of the volunteer jobs in Reston need no preparation and no long commitment, they can be fitted into a busy work schedule.

What is your proudest accomplishment as an RA volunteer?

Catherine Linberg: One day there was a family with both adults and small children scared of the corn snake that resides at Nature House. I was able to educate them about the snake, and gently guide them from a state of abject fear to a state of interest about this shy resident reptile. Also, that I've logged over 100 hours, which I just learned. I'm also proud to have contributed, in small ways, to the building of Nature House through donations and the collection of coins. Polly Noble: When you are trying various jobs, you just might find a volunteer job you will want to do regularly. I have found the same people volunteering for many different things, so there is a great choice offered. And for retired people there is a chance to work in one's field without the long hours and stresses that go with a regular job.

You asked about previous volunteer jobs. When the kids were little, it was scouts and school projects. More than twenty-five years ago I produced a local show called Richmond Report for Reston television. It was an interview show that took a lot of preparation, but we did it for seven years.

Do you volunteer with other organizations in Reston?

Catherine Linberg: I volunteer as a church school (Godly Play) teacher at St. Anne's Episcopal. I have volunteered with the Reston Garden Club — planting along the Wildflower Trail and helping with trash pick-ups near the Reston Regional Library. For several years, I volunteered as the "Garden Mom" at Hunters Woods Elementary, helping to run a program that got each one of that school's thousand students outdoors to plant, care for, and harvest flowers and vegetables. I also serve as a timer and announcer for my son's Reston Swim Team Association summer swim team. Polly Noble: I also volunteered at Wolf Trap as an usher for the National Park Service and worked in the shops and for special events for the Foundation. These were high-energy jobs, but lots of fun. Now I'm older and head toward tasks that offer a chair to sit in.

What would you say to someone who was considering volunteer opportunities with RA based on your volunteer experience with us? Catherine Linberg: Go for it — it's fun! There are lots of interesting options, you will be very appreciated, and you will make a difference that will make you proud. Polly Noble: There is such a wide choice of volunteer jobs in Reston that there is sure to something for everyone. And RA really appreciates any effort, so they make us feel needed.

Tell us a little something about you.

Catherine Linberg: I have a background in English and theatre. I am an avid gardener and maintain a 20 x 20 plot at the community garden site near Hunters Woods pool, which includes some unusual things (for a transplanted Californian, anyway): okra, cotton, sunchokes, and peanuts. I have two part-huskies who enjoy our frequent walks on Reston's paved trails. I'm especially interested in children's literature and enjoy working in school libraries. Each summer, I teach two weeks of gardening/nature camps for kids through the Reston Community Center. My little family joins Mike's extended family in Belgrade Lakes, Maine, every August for the best vacation ever.

Do you know someone who has given much to the Reston community through volunteering with Reston Association? Send your nominations to Ha Brock at habrock@reston.org.

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Fido: Clean and Green

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n the dog-eat-dog world of real estate, an area is only as good as its steadily increasing property values. And for those overrun by smelly piles of dog poop, the “feces factor” could prove the weakest link to many homeowners and rental property managers. Don’t let pet waste become your neighborhood’s nuisance. Consider calling one of the pet waste removal firms. According to a 2011-2012 report by The American Pet Products Association (APPA), there are now approximately 78.2 million dogs owned as pets in the United States and roughly 46 percent of today's households own at least one. Likewise, the pet services industry — which includes pet waste removal services — continues to expand rapidly. The APPA estimates that US pet owners spent slightly more than $50 billion on their pets in 2011, up from $48 billion in 2010. Unfortunately, the rise in dog waste as a major cause of pollution continues to develop as well — so much so, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has placed it in the same health category as oil and toxic chemicals.

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According to the EPA, a single gram of dog feces can contain up to 23 million fecal coliform bacteria, which are known to cause cramps, diarrhea, intestinal illness and serious kidney disorders in humans. EPA even estimates that two or three days worth of droppings from a population of about 100 dogs can contribute enough bacteria to temporarily close a bay and all watershed areas within 20 miles of it to swimming and shell fishing. For example, in the Four-Mile Run watershed of Northern Virginia, a dog population of 11,400 is estimated to contribute about 5,000 pounds of solid waste each day and has been identified as a major contributor of bacteria to the stream. Nearly 500 fecal coliform samples have been taken from Four-Mile Run and its tributaries since 1990, and about 50 percent of these samples have exceeded the Virginia State water quality standard for fecal coliform bacteria. Upon surveying dog owners in the area, the EPA found 40 percent of the people who live in the area neighboring Four-Mile Run did not pick up after their dogs because it was “too much work.” This article was reprinted with permission of DoodyCalls.

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What You Can Do, How We Can Help Follow these five easy steps to be on your way to a waste-free community in no time: •

Call a qualified pet waste removal firm - To work with your homeowner’s association or with your rental property management team to design a comprehensive pet waste management plan that's tailored to the specific needs of your community.

Purchase pet waste stations - Some firms sell and install, as well as change the litter bags inside them.

Opt for common area cleanings - Keep in mind that even with pet waste stations installed in the community, you may still have some negligent residents. With this in mind, occasional full-fledged common area cleanings are recommended as well.

Get a dog park designed - If residents feel they can bond over a pet waste experience, they may be more inclined to allow their dogs to relieve themselves in a centralized area, therefore making it easier for the pros to do their job.

Educate the public - Inform residents of the hazards of improper waste disposal during your community meetings or through your local newsletters. Also tell them what is being done to combat the problem and what they can do to help.

In the end, it is best not to let sleeping dogs lie when it comes to issues of communal cleanliness. After all, vigilant sanitation could mean the difference between your area’s designation as prime real estate, or one that has gone to the dogs.


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Walk-Through Schedule

Reston Neighborhood Advisory Committee Seeks Volunteers Lloyd Bartoszek Reston Neighborhood Advisory Committee Member

Neighborhood or cluster-wide inspections (walk-throughs) are conducted for individual properties throughout a neighborhood or cluster. Each property contributes to the collective appearance of the neighborhood and ultimately to the overall image of the Reston community. Walkthroughs are part of RA’s obligation to its members to implement the Protective Covenants and restrictions of the Deed for the benefit of all its members. The following walk-throughs are scheduled: Bentana Woods West is in progress through late May. Washington Plaza Cluster will begin on June 11, 2012. Pinecrest Cluster will begin on July 23, 2012.

DID YOU KNOW? When you are cleaning your deck or the outside of your house and you notice green algae and black mold, it is recommended you remove both to avoid a maintenance violation for discoloration.

Do you have an idea that could possibly help a cluster, condo or single-family detached development? Do you reside in an apartment and want to become more active in Reston Association activities? Are you interested in helping to improve your community? If you answered YES to any of those questions then you are invited to join the Reston Neighborhood Advisory Committee (RNAC).

RNAC also hosts a biennial expo. The 2012 Reston Home Expo will be held on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012 from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. at Reston Community Center-Hunters Woods. The Reston Home Expo is open to all residents in Reston and vicinity and is free of charge. This is your one-stop-shop to find suitable contractors or services — everything from architects to banks to roofers, etc.

Left to right: Ben Perchik, Co-Chair Mai Huynh, Dr. Rengin Morro, Lloyd Bartoszek and Bobbi Beck. Not pictured: Virginia Vennett.

If you have ideas and want to volunteer with a team of people who are committed to serving the Reston community, you are invited to attend one of our monthly meetings. The committee meets the first Thursday of every month at 7:30 p.m.

RNAC hosts workshops on topics of general community interest such as parking, pets, people, and tree pruning, and some workshops specifically for cluster/condo board members, such as the ABC’s of cluster and condo boards, creating standards, and handling debt collection issues. These workshops are recorded and are available through the Neighborhood Outreach Lending Library.

RNAC serves as a resource to Reston's residential property owners and managers, including clusters, condominiums, apartments, and single-family home neighborhood groups. One of the committee goals is to educate residents on maintaining their properties by providing resources such as workshops.

Contact Arlene Whittick, Neighborhood Outreach Specialist, for more information at 703-435-6503

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Owners, including owners of property adjacent to the Common Area, shall not attempt to nor improve, alter, landscape or mow Reston Association (RA) Common Area.

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

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Owners, including owners of property adjacent to the Common Area, shall confine all fencing (including invisible fencing), sheds, or any other development to their own property.

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

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

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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 Ball fields, Multi-purpose Courts, Garden Plots or Garden Plot Areas; and on or within TotLots or Tot-Lot Areas. This smoking ban is also in effect for up to a 25-foot perimeter around these buildings or facilities, to the extent that the 25 feet, or any portion thereof, comprises RA Common Area.

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Horseback riding shall be confined to designated bridle paths.

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Dogs are to be walked on a leash in accordance with Fairfax County regulations. Cats, while on Common Area, must also be walked on a leash. Except for service dogs, no pets are permitted on active recreation areas, including but not limited to, such areas as playgrounds, picnic and multi-purpose courts, and play fields.

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Dumping of any refuse, including but not limited to grass clippings, leaves, Christmas trees, appliances, old sofas, crank case oil, etc., is prohibited. [Also see Amended Deed Section VI.2(b)]

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

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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.


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Fishing & Boating Guidelines

FISHING IN RESTON Fishing is allowed on all of Reston’s lakes and ponds from designated areas. ƒƒ Much of the shoreline around each lake is private. Please respect the “No Trespassing” and “Private Property” areas indicated by signs. ƒƒ Please do not litter. ƒƒ Please do not feed ducks, geese or other waterfowl. Lake Newport: Along dam (park at Brown’s Chapel). Lake Anne: Along Lake Anne Plaza steps and dock, along south shore of the canal and along dam. Lake Thoreau: Along 80 feet of shoreline and dock near Thoreau pool, along dam, along bridge near golf course, and along timber wall at Purple Beach. Lake Audubon: Along dam behind Brenton Point Drive, at boat ramp and dam at Twin Branches Road and along shoreline for 150 feet near Nature Center. Docks are private. Species of fish that may be caught include: Large mouth bass, channel catfish, crappie, blue gill and sunfish. Please release grass carp. To support the large mouth bass population, please fish out large mouth bass four to twelve inches from Lake Aududon, Thoreau and Newport. Catch and release all species at Lake Anne. ƒƒ Anglers 16 years and older must have a VA fishing license.

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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.

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Residents may fish from RA-owned property, which includes the dams on each lake.

BOATING IN RESTON Reston’s four lakes are also available for boating. We suggest taking your favorite book out, having a floating picnic or fishing for large mouth bass. ƒƒ Electric motors only ƒƒ A free permit for general access to the four lakes is available at the RA main office,12001 Sunrise Valley Drive, during regular office hours. Proof of boat size is required. ƒƒ The concrete boat ramp at Lake Audubon, off of Twin Branches Road, is available to launch boats from trailers. ƒƒ Access points are monitored between April and October. Other general access points for hand-carried boats include: ƒƒ On Lake Thoreau, the grassy area by the underpasses at the intersection of South Lakes Drive and Ridge Heights Road. ƒƒ On Lake Anne, the area at the north end of the dam at the intersection of Wiehle Avenue and Inlet Court. ƒƒ On Lake Newport, at the east end of the dam at the wooden dock.

Boat Reminders ƒƒ Boats (jon boats, canoes, deck boats, sailboats, etc.) may be up to 18 feet long, and no more than 10 feet wide. ƒƒ One electric motor (no gas motors) up to three horsepower may be used. ƒƒ Inflatables must have three separate compartments and sidewalls. ƒƒ All boats are required to have a wearable flotation device for each passenger on board. ƒƒ All boats left in the water between November 1 and March 31 require a permanent mooring permit. ƒƒ If you see an abandoned boat floating around or have lost your boat on our lakes, call Watershed Specialist Brian Petty at 703-435-6535 to help track it down. ƒƒ Only lakefront owners may permanently moor a boat on Reston's lakes. Cluster or condo associations who own lakefront property have specific rules regarding boat mooring, consistent with RA rules and regulations. For more information, see Resolution 2: Lake Use Access in Governing Documents.

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Directory & Facilities RESTON ASSOCIATION HEADQUARTERS (14) 12001 SUNRISE VALLEY DRIVE 703-435-6530 NORTH HILLS POOL (1) 1325 NORTH VILLAGE ROAD 703-707-9367 AUTUMNWOOD POOL (2) 11950 WALNUT BRANCH ROAD 703-437-3847 DOGWOOD POOL (24) Dogwood Pool will be undergoing construction this season. Please see our website for up-todate information on the schedule. Additional amenities will include a zero-depth entry, outside water play area and picnic pavilion. GLADE POOL (29) 11550 GLADE DRIVE 703-860-9765 GOLF COURSE ISLAND POOL (12) 11301 LINKS DRIVE 703-437-9792 HUNTERS WOODS POOL (26) 2501 RESTON PARKWAY 703-860-9763 LAKE AUDUBON POOL (22) 2070 TWIN BRANCHES ROAD 703-620-9801 LAKE NEWPORT POOL (3) 11601 LAKE NEWPORT ROAD 703-689-9862 LAKE THOREAU POOL (19) 2040 UPPER LAKES DRIVE 703-860-9843 NEWBRIDGE POOL (17) 11768 GOLF COURSE SQUARE 703-860-9713 TALL OAKS POOL (13) 12025 NORTH SHORE DRIVE 703-437-9854 UPLANDS POOL (7) 11032 RING ROAD 703-437-9784 NORTH SHORE POOL (8) 11515 NORTH SHORE DRIVE 703-437-9888

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RIDGE HEIGHTS POOL (21) 11400 RIDGE HEIGHTS ROAD

PONY BARN PICNIC PAVILION (28) TRIPLE CROWN/STEEPLECHASE DRIVE

SHADOWOOD POOL (23) 2201 SPRINGWOOD DRIVE 703-860-9708

POLO FIELDS RECREATION AREA (15) THUNDER CHASE DRIVE

LAKE NEWPORT TENNIS COURTS (5) 11452 BARON CAMERON AVENUE NEWBRIDGE TENNIS COURTS (17) 11718 GOLF COURSE SQUARE SHADOWOOD TENNIS COURTS (23) 2201 SPRINGWOOD DRIVE NORTH HILLS TENNIS COURTS (1) 1325 NORTH VILLAGE ROAD HOOK ROAD TENNIS COURTS (9) FAIRWAY DRIVE/HOOK ROAD AUTUMNWOOD TENNIS COURTS (2) 11950 WALNUT BRANCH ROAD BARTON HILL TENNIS COURTS (20) SUNRISE VALLEY DRIVE/BARTON HILL ROAD COLTS NECK TENNIS COURTS (27) COLTS NECK ROAD GLADE TENNIS COURTS (29) 11550 GLADE DRIVE LAKE ANNE TENNIS COURTS (6) 11301 NORTH SHORE DRIVE NORTH SHORE QUICKSTART 36 FT TENNIS COURTS (8) 11515 NORTH SHORE DRIVE UPPER LAKES TENNIS COURTS (18) UPPER LAKES DRIVE/SUNRISE VALLEY DRIVE UPLANDS TENNIS COURTS (7) 11032 RING ROAD BROWN’S CHAPEL PARK (4) BARON CAMERON AVENUE HUNTERS WOODS PICNIC PAVILION (25) STEEPLECHASE DRIVE LAKE ANNE PICNIC PAVILION (6) 11301 NORTH SHORE DRIVE NORTH HILLS PICNIC PAVILION (1) 1325 NORTH VILLAGE ROAD

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RESTON ASSOCIATION CENTRAL SERVICES FACILITY (10) 12250 SUNSET HILLS ROAD 703-437-7658 TEMPORARY ROAD PICNIC PAVILION (11) TEMPORARY ROAD/NORTH SHORE DRIVE WALKER NATURE EDUCATION CENTER (30) 11450 GLADE DRIVE 703-476-9689 WALKER NATURE EDUCATION CENTER CAMPFIRE RING (31) SOAPSTONE DRIVE/LAWYERS ROAD


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Board of Directors Actions | December 15, 2011 - March 8, 2012 December 15, 2011

January 12, 2012

January 26, 2012

Directed staff to continue to actively seek opportunities, including private and public partnerships, to bring indoor tennis to the Reston community; and request that staff provide the Board with quarterly status reports on the matter.

Appointed/Reappointed:

Directed staff to publish on the Association's website: 1) the spreadsheets used to calculate the estimated revenues contained in the indoor tennis pro forma budgets; and, 2} all estimates for construction costs, including background data and the assumptions associated with the data, for the indoor tennis facility obtained by staff. Appointed BDO USA as the independent Certified Public Accountants to audit the Association's financial books and records for FY 2011. Moved to obtain the necessary Surety Bond, Letter of Credit, or Cash Payment for the purposes of meeting any Fairfax County requirements regarding the renovation of Dogwood pool and to authorize the execution of all necessary paperwork to accomplish same, including but not limited to any Indemnity Agreement and/or Corporation Ratification related to same.

Donovan D'Souza to the Elections Committee for a term of three years, ending January 2015. Barbara LaRock to the Seniors Advisory for a term of three years, ending January 2015. Freya de Cola to the Environmental Advisory Committee for a term of three years, ending January 2015 Cyndee Hochatrasser to the Seniors Advisory Committee for a term of three years, ending January 2015. Shawn Endsley as Chair of the Fiscal Committee for a one year term ending January 2013. Kathryn Martin as Chair of the Transportation Advisory Committee for a one year term ending January 2013. Elizabeth Bolton as Chair of the Seniors Committee for a one year term ending January 2013. Approved the concept of installing artwork on the Lake Anne and Lake Thoreau spillway riser structures; and direct staff to work in coordination with Initiative for Public Art - Reston (IPAR} to bring the concept before the Reston Association Design Review Board. Approved the Environmental Advisory Committee's proposed Reston Association Sustainability Leadership Workshop, to be held on Saturday, February 11, 2012, from 1 pm to 4 pm at Reston Association's Conference Center.

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Approved the report of the Legal Committee and authorize action to be taken on the cases reviewed during its meeting of January 4, 2012. (Full motion can be viewed on www.reston.org under the Board Minutes section of the site.) Established an ad hoc committee comprised of three Board Directors and three staff members to determine the feasibility of establishing a Reston Association Past President's Council; such committee shall report its recommendations during the March 22, 2012 Board of Directors Regular meeting. Directed staff to draft, for the Board's consideration at its March 22, 2012 Regular meeting, a description and outline responsibilities for Ad Hoc Committee that would be responsible for examining longrange capital projects. Approved, in concept, the contribution of no more than $100,000 to be paid in installments of $20,000 per year for a period of five years, payments to begin no later than 2013 in order to participate in an application submitted by South Lakes High School/Reston pertaining to the Fairfax County Synthetic Field Development Program. (Full motion can be viewed on www.reston.org under the Board Minutes section of the site.)

Appointed/Reappointed: Leon Kolankiewicz to the Parks & Planning Advisory Committee for a term of three years, ending January 2015. Robert Stein as Chair of the Covenants Committee for a one year term ending January 2013. Eileen Dubose as Vice Chair of the Covenants Committee for a one year term ending January 2013. Jay Monroe as Chair of the Parks & Planning Advisory Committee for a one year term ending January 2013. Virginia Vennett as Co-Chair of the Seniors Committee for a one year term ending January 2013. Approved the 2012 Election Ballot Template and related materials as proposed by the Elections Committee, as amended. Authorize Milton W. Matthews, Chief Executive Officer of the Reston Association, to utilize $100,000 of Reston Association funds for the purpose of contributing that amount to the community efforts to install synthetic turf fields at South Lakes High School in Reston. Directed the Reston Neighborhoods Advisory Committee and Communications Advisory Committee to develop and report to the Board on a plan, in coordination with Association Staff to approach local home and garden merchants to secure discounts for Reston Association Members.


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March 8, 2012

Appointed/Reappointed:

Appointed/Reappointed:

Bob Swartz to the Fiscal Committee for a term of two years, ending February 2014. Mai Huynh as Co-Chair of the Reston Neighborhood Advisory Committee for a one year term, ending February 2013. Rengin Morrow as Co-Chair of the Reston Neighborhood Advisory Committee for a one year term, ending February 2013. Doug Pew to the Pedestrian and Bicycle Advisory Committee for a three year term, ending February 2015. Approved the report of the Legal Committee and authorize action to be taken on the cases reviewed during its meeting of February 1, 2012. (Full motion can be viewed on www.reston.org under the Board Minutes section of the site.) Approved amendments to Assessments & Finance Resolution 7; Purchasing and Procurement, thereby allowing budgeted purchases in amounts less than $2,500 to be made by a Department Director without the issuance of a purchase order and signed authorization. (Full motion can be viewed on www.reston.org under the Board Minutes section of the site.) Directed staff to evaluate the impact of additional units related to the Fairway Redevelopment project, and develop options for offsetting additional costs to the Association.

Jay Thierry to the Covenants Committee for a term of three years, ending March 2015.

Ken Knueven, President Lake Anne/Tall Oaks District Representative BODKnueven@reston.org Andy Sigle, Vice-President At-Large Representative BODSigle@reston.org

Pot Williams to the Seniors Advisory Committee for a term of three years, ending March 2015.

Joe Leighton, Secretary At-Large Representative BODLeighton@reston.org

John Bowman to the Transportation Advisory Committee for a term of three years, ending March 2015.

John Higgins, Treasurer Reston Association Member BODHiggins@reston.org

Approved, as amended, Design Review & Covenants Administration Resolution 10; Affected Parties, which establishes formal procedures to govern the manner in which the Design Review Board processes Affected Party registrants.

Amanda Andere Apartment Owners’ Representative BODAndere@reston.org

Cheryl Beamer Hunters Woods/Dogwood District Representative BODBeamer@reston.org

Donna Miller Rostant At-Large Representative BODRostant@reston.org

Mike Collins North Point District Representative BODCollins@reston.org

Michael R. Sanio At-Large Representative BODSanio@reston.org

Richard Chew South Lakes District Representatives BODChew@reston.org

Milton Matthews, Chief Executive Officer matthews@reston.org

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RA Board of Directors

The Elections Committee received the results of the 2012 Board of Directors Election which were tabulated by the association’s counting agent BDO USA.

In addition to exceeding the 10 percent quorum requirements in the General Election for the At-Large and South Lakes District races; the number of Members who cast their ballots online increased over previous years by approximately 11 percent. The split between paper ballots cast versus online was 55 to 45 percent. The Elections Committee is appreciative of those who chose to vote online; saving the Association money.

Richard Chew South Lakes District Representatives

Thank you to all of the candidates for this year’s election. Each had well run campaigns, everything went smoothly, and we look forward to their continued interest in serving the Reston Community. The winners of the At-Large race were: Donna Miller Rostant and Michael Sanio. The winner of the South Lakes race was: Richard Chew. Mr. Chew who ran uncontested. The results of the General Election are posted on the Association’s website. The members of Reston Association’s Board of Directors are now:

Donna Miller Rostant At-Large Representative

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Ken Knueven, Lake Anne/Tall Oaks District Director, President Mike Collins, North Point District Director Cheryl Beamer, Hunters Woods/Dogwood District Director Richard Chew, South Lakes District Director Amanda Andere, Apartment Owners’ Representative Joe Leighton, At-Large Director, Secretary Andy Sigle, At-Large Director, Vice- President Michael Sanio, At-Large Director Donna Miller Rostant, At-Large Director John Higgins, Treasurer

Congratulations to all.

Michael R. Sanio At-Large Representative

Congratulations

Election Results

2012 WINNERS

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Conference Center

HOLD YOUR NEXT MEETING CLOSE TO HOME CONFERENCE CENTER AVAILABLE FOR RENT Attractive Rental Rates Ideal for ƒƒ Corporate events ƒƒ Community meetings ƒƒ Workshops Can Accommodate ƒƒ Small groups of 35 or less ƒƒ Large groups up to 100 Features ƒƒ Flexible floor space ƒƒ Open Monday–Friday 8 a.m.–10 p.m. Saturdays April–August Extras (for an additional fee) ƒƒ Pantry with microwave, coffee maker and refrigerator ƒƒ Audio visual equipment Attractive Rates: $30-$90 an hour. Please contact Member Services to make your reservation at reservations@reston.org or 703-435-6530.

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