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A joyful new fountain springs up at the newly renovated Dogwood Pool.

Meaningful activities abound for young, disabled adults.

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Our heritage is in helping each other through community service.

ON THE COVER Reston Association's Laura Kowalski, aquatics program manager, and Larry Butler, director of Parks and Recreation, helped bring an artful and interactive fountain to the center of the Dogwood Pool renovation project. Photographer: David Madison

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MAIN OFFICE (Member Services) 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive Reston, Virginia 20191-3404 Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Extended Hours: Saturday, 9 a.m.-Noon (April 20-July 27. Closed July 6th) Phone: 703-435-6530 Fax: 703-435-6516 E-mail: member_services@reston.org ƒƒ Board & Management Services ƒƒ Administration ƒƒ Financial Services ƒƒ Human Resources ƒƒ Assessment Questions ƒƒ Parks and Recreation ƒƒ Program information, reservations and registration for all camps, aquatics, tennis, special events and facility rentals ƒƒ Pool & Tennis Pass sales HOTLINES Tennis: 703-435-6502 Ball fields: 703-435-6530 COVENANTS ADMINISTRATION Phone: 703-435-6530 Fax: 703-673-2040 E-mail: member_services@reston.org ƒƒ Design Review Board applications and design guidelines for Reston properties ƒƒ Use and maintenance of property, covenants information and complaints ƒƒ Information resource for neighborhood association operations ƒƒ Disclosure documents

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PARKS & RECREATION (Central Services Facility) Phone: 703-437-7658 Fax: 703-435-6555 E-mail: mikemc@reston.org ƒƒ Maintenance and facilities such as wildlife, ball fields, tot-lots, pavilions, pathways and open space (including lakes, natural areas and trees) ƒƒ Recreational Vehicle Central Park (RVCP) ƒƒ Garden Plot Program VOLUNTEERING Phone: 703-435-7986 Fax: 703-435-9481 E-mail: habrock@reston.org ƒƒ To volunteer for events and programs ƒƒ Volunteer to serve on RA’s advisory committees, which are organized to provide advice and assistance to the Board

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aving lived in Fairfax for over 50 years, and Reston since the late eighties, I’ve had the opportunity to see Reston go through its critical stages of growth. I have observed innovative and entrepreneurial spirit drive this community in the sixties, reaching and surpassing the necessary milestones to succeed along the way. Unfortunately, with growth comes change, and with change comes, concern, misinformation and angst. I’d like to take a moment and share with you how this vibrant community can continue to avoid these pitfalls and continue to thrive for the next 50 years as Mr. Robert Simon envisioned. My last three years on the Board have shown me that governments, nonprofits, philanthropies, businesses, and faith-based organizations all talk about the value of partnering to maximize the impact of their resources. Unfortunately, in day-to-day life, the pressures of competing interests, public opinion, and limited resources can shift attention from practices that support collaboration to practices that emphasize maintaining control. My observations show that stressing who holds the power in the relationship is often justified as being essential to ensure accountability — but that is so wrong.

If the emphasis shifts from collaborative to controlling practices, all of us will lose sight of what it actually takes to build a mutually beneficial partnership and to make a constructive difference in community problemsolving efforts. Accountability can and should be built on something other than distrust and coercion. All of us can take responsibility to address this if we are willing to take time to deliberate and experiment, and respect the different perspectives of the organizational representatives that make Reston go. Also, Reston’s membership tends to equate accountability with fiscal integrity, and that’s a good thing. But, I’d like to stress, limiting accountability to finances ignores other important aspects of our community and Reston’s ability to meet the needs of its members in the future. I believe it is also important to measure what has been accomplished and how fairly people have been treated. So, how do we move forward...? Since I started on the Board, one of my primary objectives was to not only keep residents informed about their community, but to also persuade them to be more strongly connected to and interested in improving the community welfare. I believe it is critical for us to help residents understand their own role and responsibility in shaping Reston Association for the common good.

I BELIEVE, AND HOPE THE COMMUNITY WILL AGREE, IT IS ALSO IMPORTANT TO FOCUS ON: FAIRNESS, CIVIC ENGAGEMENT, AND INCLUSION AS WELL AS PERFORMANCE AND FINANCIAL INTEGRITY. This is no easy task — in an era that frequently sees comments on the Internet draw higher attention than our own election process. From my perspective, Reston’s community and civic engagement goes beyond just member participation. It should involve deliberate, consistent, and purposeful outreach to create an environment in which our members, of all ages and from all backgrounds, feel they have a voice and a role in decisions and actions that affect their lives. As I finish my first term on the Board and hope to come back for my next three years, I still believe it is critically important we focus on: ƒƒ

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I commit the resources of Reston Association Board, its staff and its partners to these ongoing initiatives. What do you need to do? Please join the conversation — Get Involved! Without you, Reston will just “get along.” Ken Knueven is president of the Board of Directors of Reston Association and represents his beloved Lake Anne/Tall Oaks District. He represents RA on the boards of IPAR and Friends of Reston. Because he works in Reston as well, Knueven does get to experience the Reston motto: Live, Work, Play and Get Involved™.

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Land Use, Reasonable Minds Can Differ BY CATHY HUDGINS

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t a recent gathering, I had a discussion with family and friends about a film’s controversial depiction of American history of slavery. I was of the opinion that it is not entertaining to watch graphic imagery of a terrible economic system that supported many of our states. Furthermore, I understood the language to be less than poetic in reference to people of color. The response astounded me. The response was that the film captured the historic essence of the period; that the violence was, in fact, part of the experience. And by the way, the slaves did not accept the status quo; they played an active role, despite being looked upon in the most inhumane way. They worked — in some cases, they fought — to obtain their freedom and to establish the foundation of black culture in America. They were looking to the future through active engagement in the present. I don’t know if I agree yet, but this exchange of thoughts clearly illustrates that, even among those who are kindred and kind, there can be wildly different views on significant issues, and honest disagreement can find common ground. And that brings me to the point of this article: Reasonable minds can differ — absolutely! In fact, it is various points of view that enrich and strengthen the discourse. Over the next year, I intend to highlight and clarify various areas of responsibilities and decision making of the Hunter Mill supervisor. I believe that such a discussion may help to eliminate

misunderstandings. Let me begin with a brief overview of land use. As you might imagine, land use cases can be complicated, lengthy and controversial. Fortunately, in our county, the processes are clearly defined and readily available. Land use and development in Fairfax County is governed by the Zoning Ordinance, the Comprehensive Plan, the Subdivision Ordinance (County Code), and the Public Facilities Manual, all of these are available on the Fairfax County website under the Land Use and Development Topics. The manner in which applications are processed follows. After submission to the Department of Planning and Zoning (DPZ), applications are reviewed and analyzed by DPZ staff. Depending on the application, DPZ schedules one of three kinds of public hearings.

Furthermore, Hunter Mill District enjoys the input of the Hunter Mill Land Use Committee, a citizen advisory group which reviews all Hunter Mill District land use cases before the BOS. Additionally, throughout Reston’s history, the Planning and Zoning Committee and the Design Review Board have assessed all applications within the Reston Association boundaries. Board of Zoning Appeals may handle special permits, special variances and zoning interpretation/rezonings. The BZA conducts public hearings for those applications that request land use beyond the scope of the existing permitted use. Its decision is final unless a petition of appeal is filed within thirty days with the Circuit Court. The BZA too has a web page that is current and comprehensive.

In all public hearings citizen input is encouraged. Finally, it is totally possible to follow the progress of the list of current high-profile projects — such as the Reston Master Plan Special Study, as well as proposed amendments to the Comprehensive Plan and the Zoning Ordinance — by using this link: http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/ dpz/projects/. I look forward to continuing this discussion and welcome your input. 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.

Apps can be heard by the Planning Commission, the Board of Zoning Appeals or the Board of Supervisors (BOS). Special exceptions and rezoning apps are heard first by the Planning Commission, which makes recommendations to the BOS. A public hearing and approval by the BOS is required to effect the applied-for change. Appeals of the BOS decision may be made, within thirty days, with the Circuit Court. The Planning Commission web page contains land use documents, meeting calendar, active zoning applications, interactive map, glossary, meeting minutes and additional committee information. It is an excellent source of information.

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The Stars Are Out in Reston This Summer! R BY LEILA GORDON  PHOTO CONTRIBUTION BY JIM KIRBY

eston Community Center takes its entertainment outdoors from June to August. At Lake Anne Plaza, on Thursday evenings from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., you can bring a picnic supper and a lawn chair and enjoy delightful free concerts from a variety of musical styles and performers. The Take-a-Break Concerts line-up is eclectic each year and includes community favorites, along with exciting new sounds and bands to enjoy. There are a number of Lake Anne Plaza restaurants that have al fresco dining options if you would prefer a “no-hassle, dinner-out” approach to your summer concert fun. Come early and see what Lake Anne Plaza shops have to offer.

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On Saturday mornings at Town Square Park in Reston Town Center, there is fun entertainment planned to tickle your fancy. Bring your family, from toddlers to grandparents, and enjoy magicians, puppeteers, musical variety and more in this charming outdoor setting. Stay after the “Family Fun Entertainment” and visit the GRACE Gallery, go shopping, enjoy a lunch treat or go to a movie.

Finally, keep your eyes open all over Reston, because on any given day this summer, you might be the star of a movie. Restonians are encouraged to participate in the “My Community” video contest that was announced at the April 2013 Founders Day event. Films will be entered in the contest and the best will be selected by popular vote and jury selection

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for inclusion in the Reston 50th Anniversary Founders Day Celebration in April 2014. More information about entry and the contest rules can be found at the website for The Reston Story [working title], the community’s documentary film project, at www.therestonfilm.com. If you spot a camera somewhere in Reston over the summer, give it your best angle because who knows, you may be in a starring role! Leila Gordon has been the RCC Executive Director since 2008.


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y purpose in writing this article is to encourage even more people to patronize events at Reston Community Center in Hunters Woods Plaza than now do. We are blessed with an elegant facility housing the CenterStage, a 290-seat theater with all the bells and whistles of a Broadway stage. This is a busy place year round. Twelve local organizations devoted to music, dance and theater use this stage for their performances. CenterStage presents carefully selected films free of charge regularly, including films chosen by the Initiative for Public Art-Reston and Sustainable Reston. The Professional Touring Artist Series offers some 20-plus performances each year by professional groups or individual

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Left: A musical performed by high school students at CenterStage. Middle: Paris Comb, one of the many acts that performs at CenterStage. Right: The Reston Chorale uses CenterStage for many concerts throughout the year.

performers; ticket prices for these are greatly subsidized and are an arts-lover's best bargain.

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A larger venue is the Community Room, used for performances by the Reston Chorale and the Reston Community Orchestra. Reston's home for the performing arts is RCC Hunters Woods. Robert E. Simon, Jr., founder of Reston.


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FACES OF CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY IN RESTON

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he Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce was founded in 1982 as Reston’s first official business organization. Over the past 30-plus years the chamber has grown into a diverse and vibrant organization with 600-plus members was recently recognized as the sixth largest chamber of commerce in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area and the second largest in Fairfax County. While the chamber works hard every day to promote the business interests of its membership, it goes above and beyond the bottom line to meet community needs, encourage ongoing learning, help local startups grow and thrive, and stand up for critical local issues. The organization is made up of thousands of individuals who embody the chamber’s commitment to community. In a time when “Corporate Social Responsibility” is a trendy phrase, check out these individuals, all chamber members, who put a face on the concept of organizations that actively give back to the communities where they do business.

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Mark Ingrao, President & CEO, Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce “When the opportunity to work at the Reston chamber became available nearly four years ago, the biggest draw to this community was Reston’s reputation for giving back. For me, as a longtime community steward, that was really appealing. Since coming here I have been fulfilled in this job because, while we are a staunch advocate for our business community, the chamber has partnered with so many organizations and individuals in an ongoing and committed effort to serve as a cornerstone of business and community. This chamber is different from any other I have been involved with because it truly has a social conscience.”

Joel Barajas, Il Fornaio; Chamber Board Member

Participant in Taste of Reston and Oktoberfest Reston, Northern Virginia’s largest outdoor festivals, drawing over 70,000 guests each. These family-friendly festivals take place at the Reston Town Center and feature local restaurants, live entertainment, carnival rides and more.

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“When we first opened our doors in 2005, one of my goals as a manager was to get our restaurant involved with the community, so we joined the chamber. As soon as I learned about Taste of Reston and Oktoberfest, we signed up immediately. Clearly having a booth at these events provides our restaurant with excellent exposure and helps us attract new customers, because these events bring so many different people together. Il Fornaio believes that getting involved with the community motivates our staff. Our employees love working at these festivals and actually request to work these events. They have fun, meet people in

Scott Cotter, Veris Consulting, Chamber Board Member and INC.spire Board Chair; Bruce Mancinelli, INC.spire; Bill Ridenour, John Marshall Bank; Mark Ingrao.

the community and feel like they are part of making Reston a great place to play. Our participation in the chamber’s festivals is not just about generating business. In the end, it just feels good to get involved with the Reston community.”


Top left: Lisa Turkeltaub, Ryan Sharkey LLP. Top middle: Joel Barajas and Roberto Gerbino of Il Fornaio. Top right: Mark Ingrao of the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce, pictured with C. Michael Ferraro, TRAINING SOLUTIONS, Inc. and 2013 Chamber Board Chairman. Bottom left: Cate Fulkerson, Reston Association Committee Chair. Bottom middle: Tim Hughes, Bean, Kinney & Korman PC. Bottom right: Tracy Baynard, McGuire Woods Consulting.

singular activities. The chamber’s Government Contracting Committee has empowered me to use my skill set to help support and grow the local economy by producing events for small government contractors to help them expand their businesses. By helping others achieve their goals, I help make Reston a great place to live, work and play.”

Lisa Turkeltaub, Ryan Sharkey LLP

Co-Chair of the chamber’s Community Engagement Committee, which connects the nonprofit and business communities around issues of corporate social responsibility, raises awareness and offers opportunities for companies to get involved in giving back.

Co-Chair of the chamber’s Government Contracting Committee, which serves emerging and middle-market government contractors and entrepreneurs by connecting them to contracting and educational enrichment opportunities. “Since I was a teenager, I have always been involved in supporting my community through nonprofit organizations. As a career-oriented mother of small children, it has been critical for me to find opportunities to combine my lifetime goals into

Tim Hughes, Bean, Kinney & Korman, PC; Chamber Board Member

“The Community Engagement Committee is focused around putting corporate social responsibility into action. We want to create opportunities for Chamber members to engage directly with local nonprofits by volunteering. For example, last fall we participated in a Volunteer Fairfax initiative and put together

bag lunches for Reston Interfaith. We have a vision of serving as an interface between the nonprofit and business communities. Nonprofits are always looking for volunteers, donors or board members who are passionate about their mission. So many of our local businesses are civic-minded and seek out opportunities to give back to the community where they operate. We want to help facilitate those connections between needs and resources. I believe in the spectrum of engagement — time, talent and treasure — and this is a perspective that I bring to my involvement with the chamber.”

Cate Fulkerson, Reston Association

Committee Chair and Volunteer for Ethics Day, an event that engages the entire senior class of South Lakes High School in a day of ethical decision making facilitated and led by chamber members. “I am involved with Ethics Day because I view this event as an investment in the futures of both our students and our business community. The chamber provides

an opportunity for teens, who are our future workforce, to discuss critical issues outside of the classroom that they may not be talking about anywhere else. It is amazing to see business leaders leading ethical discussions with these young adults who may one day be their employees. The students experience first-hand that members of the business community care about them and their futures. I frequently see students from past years out and about who remember me from Ethics Day and thank me for getting involved. Ethics Day is bigger than just one day — it is an example of business people making a lasting impression on young people who will take what they have learned and use it to help make our entire community a better place, both now and in the future.”

Tracy Baynard, McGuire Woods Consulting

Co-Chair of the chamber’s Public Policy Committee, which develops and represents the Chamber’s public policy positions to key decisionmakers at the local, state and federal level.

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Top: Angela Harpalani, Dimensional Concepts, Reston Interfaith Board Chairman; Kerrie Wilson, Reston Interfaith and Chamber Board Member; Tim Sargeant, Dominion, Chamber Board Member; Mark Ingrao. Left: John Maxwell, John Marshall Bank. Middle: Lori Reid, Executive Gift Planners, Chamber Board Member. Right: Lori Reid’s baskets being presented to the Fairfax County First Responder Officers of the Quarter.

when the public and private sectors work together we have a much more vibrant community. The public sector is interested in the companies being here, but they need to understand what those companies need to be healthy, growing and happy. As an active community advocate, the Chamber works collaboratively with and for our community on issues of importance to keep Reston strong and growing.”

“I think one of the best things the chamber offers is its understanding of the intersection between public policy, the community and your business. No matter what kind of business you have, there is a public policy that will determine how successful you will be, both long-term and short-term. The chamber provides a platform for you as a business leader to develop relationships with your public officials, whether elected or appointed, so that they can understand what your needs and concerns are. I think

John Maxwell, John Marshall Bank; Chamber Board Member

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Sponsor of the INC.spire Education Foundation, the chamber’s nonprofit affiliate that offers three key program segments: our Business Incubator Program, a Business Education Series, and a Student Education Program. “John Marshall Bank is a community bank in its truest form; we are fully engaged in the communities we serve. The Reston Chamber of Commerce has

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a tremendous incubator program, INC.spire Education Foundation, which assists entrepreneurs and startup businesses. I find this a perfect fit for John Marshall Bank, as we often financially assist qualified entrepreneurs and new businesses. INC.spire was a beneficiary of our 2013 charity golf tournament. Supporting programs like INC.spire benefits future businesses in the community and future customers of John Marshall Bank.”

Kerrie Wilson, Reston Interfaith; Chamber Board Member Partner in presenting Best of Reston, an annual awards gala that recognizes outstanding members of our community who have shown tremendous commitment to improving the lives of others.

“I see the chamber as a connector between nonprofits and the business community. This organization has redefined

“community engagement” in Reston and exemplifies what corporate social responsibility really means. Reston Interfaith and the chamber have partnered together for the past 23 years to present Best of Reston — an event that celebrates the people and businesses that maintain our shared vision of a strong and dynamic community. Since its inception, Best of Reston has raised over $2 million in support of Reston Interfaith’s initiatives to tackle the tough issues of homelessness and the inadequate supply of affordable housing in Fairfax County. Many business leaders have told me that Best of Reston taught them that, despite its wealth, our community is made of real people with real needs and everyone can pitch in by giving of their time or resources. I have always appreciated how the chamber helps us make the connection between corporate involvement and a thriving community."


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Co-Chair of the Chamber’s First Responders Committee, which supports the critical First Responders in our community through public recognition of the services provided by our dedicated Fairfax County Police, Fire & Rescue and EMT employees. “I support the First Responders Committee because I want to give back and say a personal “thank you” to our community’s incredible police, fire and EMT professionals. I know from personal experience the sacrifices they make to keep our residents safe from harm. When my family needed to call on the fire department during an emergency, these incredible heroes never hesitated to put themselves in harm’s way to protect us. They are special people to be able to do that type of work, and I want to do whatever I can to recognize them for their dedication. My company

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Golfing for a Good Cause BY JANET REMS  PHOTOS PROVIDED BY KIDS R FIRST

Kids R First Model for County Program In 2011, a pilot program was completed by eight other nonprofits in Fairfax County using Kids R First (KRF) as a model for customizing their school supply ordering and purchasing. They did this under the umbrella of KRF buying power with Office Depot. The nonprofits nearly doubled the number of kids helped, and large savings were realized. This pilot program, now named, “Collect for Kids,” has been guided by Fairfax County’s Office of Public Private Partners and Fairfax County Public Schools’ Office of Business Partners.

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Kids R First Golf Classic In Reston Supports Programs Helping More Than 19,500 Students In Need

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hen school starts in September, more than 19,500 students from 90 different schools, K-12, in Fairfax and Loudoun counties, will be fully equipped with new backpacks and school supplies provided by Kids R First, a 2005 Best of Reston honoree. The 15-year-old nonprofit also expects to provide approximately 1,260 minischolarships to students at 18 high schools. On Monday, May 20, approximately 144 golfers, many prominent members of Northern Virginia’s corporate and civic communities, will spend the day golfing at Reston’s Hidden Creek Country Club for an important cause. Kids R First’s annual Golf Classic is a major source of funding for its programs. The 2012 Golf Classic raised approximately $40,000 for Kids R First’s school supplies program, which required an outlay of $115,000 last year. If it were not for special partnerships with the

Reston Office Depot and Fair Lakes Walmart, the retail cost of these supplies would actually be closer to $460,000. Supply orders are not mass produced but based on each school’s and each teacher’s particular requirements. In addition, a partnership with the Wiygul Automotive Clinic, which has locations in Reston, Herndon and Alexandria, provides trucks and manpower to transport the large number of supplies from Office Depot and Walmart to Langston Hughes Middle School in Reston where they are sorted each August by volunteers. Because Kids R First is run entirely by volunteers, many of whom are retired educators, 98 percent of the total funds it raises — through its annual Golf Classic, grants, corporate support, other donations and fund-raising events — go directly to its programs. Since its founding in 1998, Kids R First founder and president, Susan Ungerer, estimates that 1,761,300 units have been donated to 167,550 needy children. She

also estimated that it annually takes about 300 people in the community working 5,000 volunteer hours to make Kids R First programs work. Ungerer, who would like to see Kids R First expand statewide, said, “The demand has been the most astonishing aspect.”

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For More Information For example, students visit www.kidsrfirst.org; call 703-850-3639; who qualify for free or e-mail kidsrfirst2@msn.com and reduced price meals at their schools are eligible to participate in Kids R First’s school supplies program. At last count, approximately 27 percent of Fairfax County Public School for the nonprofit FISH (Friends in students qualify for free and Sympathetic Help). She quickly reduced-price meals. noticed that from August to October there was a marked Ungerer, a Reston resident who increase in hotline calls for taught elementary school for financial help. 23 years, including 19 years in Fairfax County (10 at Terraset in Reston), said the need became conspicuously apparent after she retired and started volunteering as the family assistance coordinator

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“FAMILIES HAD TO MAKE CHOICES BETWEEN PAYING FOR UTILITIES AND FOOD OR BUYING SCHOOL SUPPLIES. THAT WAS NOT ACCEPTABLE TO ME.” – Susan Ungerer, President & Founder of Kids R First

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“Families had to make choices between paying for utilities and food or buying school supplies. That was not acceptable to me,” said Ungerer, who was honored in 2012 by Virginia Lawyers Media as one of the “Most Influential Women of Virginia” and in 2011 as The Fairfax County Times’ Citizen of the Year. Also, as a former teacher, she often experienced children coming into her classroom without supplies. “I would quietly buy them, but not every teacher is able to do that. I understood how magnified it was in the community.”

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“One of my biggest satisfactions,” Ungerer said, “is knowing how many people in the community are part of the process, including golfers.”

Top: Golfer at previous Kids R First Golf Classic tries for a "birdie." Left: At a Golf Classic dinner, Susan Ungerer, left, Kids R First founder and president, introduces longtime KRF supporter, Don Murphy, former manager of Office Depot Reston. Right: Kids R First board member Patty Gehring of Reston checks a school supply order last August at Langston Hughes Middle School.

A key part of the 2013 Golf Classic process are Kurt Rose and Larry Pegden, of Aspen Jewelry Designs in Herndon, longtime supporters of Kids R First, who are serving as co-chairmen. Janet Rems is the former editor of The Reston Times. She regularly freelances for The Fairfax County Times and occasionally for Northern Virginia Magazine.


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In addition to annually featuring more than 200 fine art and fine craft artists, the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival, produced by the Greater Reston Arts Center at Reston Town Center, gives festivalgoers a chance to be creative themselves at the "Community Mural."

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Greater Reston Arts Center Shines Spotlight On Its Role As Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival Producer BY JANET REMS  PHOTOS PROVIDED BY GRACE

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he three-day Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival at Reston Town Center — this year May 17-19 — has firmly established itself as one of the top outdoor fine arts and crafts festivals not only in the region but in the country. What is less wellknown, even by some in Reston, is that the festival, celebrating its 22nd year, is produced annually by the Greater Reston Arts Center (GRACE). Damian Sinclair, GRACE’s executive director, aims to close that recognition gap. “I want to make it clear to festival patrons that the Greater Reston Arts Center is running this event,” said a buoyantly resolute Sinclair recently. “We’re putting GRACE front and center this year.” Sinclair and his large festival team, including co-chairs Charles Kapur and Claudia Wood, are emphasizing this connection in a number of noticeable ways. The simplest will be to locate the official GRACE information/ merchandise booth in the festival’s most central location — in front of Reston Town Center’s iconic Mercury Fountain.

“I WANT TO MAKE IT CLEAR TO FESTIVAL PATRONS THAT THE GREATER RESTON ARTS CENTER IS RUNNING THIS EVENT. WE’RE PUTTING GRACE FRONT AND CENTER THIS YEAR.” – Damian Sinclair, Executive Director, Greater Reston Arts Center

Across from the fountain in the Town Center’s Pavilion, GRACE will be installing a temporary exhibition of interactive sculptures. By making the Pavilion space “almost an extension” of the art center’s gallery, Sinclair hopes to further underscore the festival/ GRACE bond. “We want to get the GRACE experience right up front,” Sinclair emphasized … and not only up front but also immediately. GRACE will kick off the weekend festivities with a posh Opening Night Party in the Pavilion on Friday, May 17, from 6-9 p.m. In addition to Saturday and Sunday, artist booths also will be open Friday evening from 5 to 8 p.m. Guests at the ticketed party, which features live music, entertainment, a silent auction, signature cocktails and heavy hors d’oeuvres and lively socializing, will mingle amid the sculptures. In addition, performers from Arachne Aerial Arts, inspired by the surrounding sculptures, will artfully entertain at the Opening Night Party and during the festival, including a special, longer performance after artist booths close at 6 p.m. on

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Artist's Booths open 5-8 p.m. Friday Preview Party Friday in Pavilion 6-9 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. For More Information: Call GRACE at 703-471-9242 or email info@restonarts.org or visit website at www.restonarts.org.

Saturday night. Known for its high impact performances, Arachne Aerial Arts combines “the artistry of dance with the drama of aerial acrobatics.” The popular Children’s Art Tent, in the center’s Reston Town Square Park, also will serve as a visible extension of GRACE — in this case its multiple youth programs, including GRACE Art (formerly known as Art in the Schools). Currently there are nearly 50 public and private schools and other educational programs from several counties enrolled in GRACE Art.

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Top Left: The popular Children’s Art Tent. Top Right: Art pieces available at past Festival. Bottom Left: The 2013 image is that of a dramatic and beautiful piece of fine jewelry by artist Carol Fugman Titled “Enigma Brooch 1.” It looks like a large, round strikingly blue eye and is studded with pearls and diamonds. Bottom Middle: Artist booths on Market Street. Bottom Right: Festival also features music.

In addition to a host of creative activities inspired by the theme “Art Around the World,” there will be displays highlighting youth programs. And to enhance the Children’s Art Tent’s visibility, it will be configured with open sides, weather permitting. Also, for the first time, a separate tent with special teen-oriented art activities, including a photo booth, will be set up.

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Sinclair noted, “The Pavilion will be the adult stop; the park will be for kids and families.”

BY MAKING, THE PAVILION SPACE “ALMOST AN EXTENSION” OF THE ART CENTER’S GALLERY, SINCLAIR HOPES TO FURTHER UNDERSCORE THE FESTIVAL/GRACE BOND.

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Although the spotlight will shine brightly on GRACE’s role as festival producer, the festival’s core remains its artists. This year the festival will feature 220 juried, fine art and fine craft artists — including nine out of 10 of last year’s festival award-winners — working in a diverse mix of mediums and selling at a variety of price points. However, in another move to heighten visibility, no artists’ booths will be located in front of GRACE (at the corner of Reston Town Center’s Market and St. Francis Streets). In a recent opinion piece that he wrote for The Fairfax County Times, Sinclair elaborated on a broader vision for Reston after Metro arrives there and the key

role that GRACE and the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival would play. He suggested: “Reston has a unique opportunity to position itself as the heart of a vibrant Northern Virginia region and become the number one destination for visitors from outside our region… cultural tourism will be the cornerstone of any destination marketing effort. The Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival is one of the top-rated events of its kind in the country and has the potential to continue to grow in prominence.” Janet Rems is the former editor of The Reston Times. She regularly freelances for The Fairfax County Times and occasionally for Northern Virginia Magazine.


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SPARC Taking steps toward independence BY DONNA GOLDBRANSON  PHOTOS PROVIDED BY SPARC

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or young adults with disabilities, aging out of the public school system can bring an abrupt end to activities that help them grow, learn and maintain healthy social relationships.

Enter SPARC, which stands for Specially Adapted Resource Clubs. An organization created to provide meaningful activities and opportunities for young adults with disabilities, SPARC started its first clubhouse in Reston in 2006 and expanded to McLean in 2011.

The availability of programs to engage people with disabilities after high school is scarce, leaving many young adults to spend long, lonely hours in their homes with few other alternatives.

The “SPARC solution” empowers adults with disabilities to live as engaged citizens by giving back to their community through service projects, acquiring new vocational skills through entrepreneurial projects, and practicing life skills through leisure-learning guided lessons. The clubhouse model enriches the lives of these young adults by adapting the same hobbies and pastimes adults without disabilities enjoy. SPARC provides support in a natural setting that allows participants to engage in sports, cooking, photography, art and music, use computers,

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SPARC club members hold up signs thanking their supporters during a meeting at the Southgate Community Center.

participate in book clubs, enjoy the outdoors and build strong, meaningful friendships. Though our community centers are relatively small, they offer our club members a world of opportunity. The work of the members of the center is beginning to be noticed. After creating artistic notecards for the holiday season, members of SPARC last year were commissioned to create a piece of unique artwork for Supervisor Cathy Hudgins in recognition of her service to the Virginia Association of Counties. SPARC is looking forward to creating more pieces of unique art.

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SPARC’s mission is to provide dynamic, enduring learning opportunities for adults with life-long disabilities in a natural community setting. SPARC aims to: ƒƒ Build a positive team environment and focus on each club member’s unique abilities ƒƒ Support each club member as they continue to pursue their continued learning interests ƒƒ Foster self-advocacy and respect the choices of each club member ƒƒ Provide opportunities for club members to contribute to their community For Information: Visit http://sparcsolutions.org or call 703-338-6185


Left: SPARC members Rachael Stern and Ryan Cotnoir work at making "Pawsome" dog cookies during a cooking session at the clubhouse. Pawsome is a new fundraiser for SPARC. Top right: SPARC member Cathy Strother gets a lesson in throwing pottery at the Lake Anne Community Center. Bottom right: Club members enjoy themselves at the annual SPARC cookout at the home of Bob and Mary Burger of Reston.

This year, SPARC members have begun an ambitious project to make healthy, homemade treats for pets under the name “Pawsome,” and sell them at the Reston Farmer's Market to raise funds for club activities. Also, SPARC will hold its annual fund-raising golf tournament on Monday, June 17, just in time for Father’s Day, at the 1757 Golf Club in Dulles. Proceeds will go to buy

adaptive sports equipment for physically challenged adults. Any adult who is no longer enrolled in high school or is 18 or older with a physical or developmental disability is eligible to participate in SPARC, and there are no financial requirements to join. SPARC was born at the Southgate Community Center, and being a part of Reston has helped the group increase its programs and serve more people. In 2013, SPARC is continuing that growth by increasing its outreach to people who are currently served by Fairfax County Public Schools, by continually improving its programs and by identifying other locations in which to place SPARC clubhouses. But to provide these necessary services for the community, SPARC needs your help. Visit sparcsolutions.org to donate,

purchase Pawsome pet treats at the Reston Farmer’s Market at Lake Anne, and sign up for the golf tournament June 17.

WITH RESTON’S SUPPORT, SPARC IS CREATING A BETTER LIFE FOR YOUNG ADULTS WITH DISABILITIES.

Donna Goldbranson is the founder and executive director of SPARC. She has more than 20 years of experience working with and advocating for people with developmental disabilities.

With Reston’s support, SPARC is creating a better life for young adults with disabilities.

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hen the muchanticipated Dogwood Pool reopens May 11 after a complete, almost three-year renovation, pool-goers will be greeted with a greatly improved and much more aesthetically beautiful recreational facility. Among the key features of this renovation are a 25-meter lap pool with diving well and board, play pool with bench, accessible spray-and-play water feature (available AprilOctober outside the pool fence), improved pathways, and a picnic pavilion with grills and tables. Add to all this another exceptional feature — a mosaic-clad fountain, a commissioned public artwork created via a fruitful partnership between Reston Association (RA) and the Initiative for Public ArtReston (IPAR). A true cynosure, the prominently situated fountain functions as a visual centerpiece of the renewed facility and an aesthetic object of interest even when the pool is not in operation. It also is a joyful embodiment of an IPAR objective.

In its Public Art Master Plan, adopted in December 2008, IPAR states: “Reston’s parks and recreation facilities are some of the community’s most treasured places for which members of the community feel a strong connection and ownership. Artists can play a role in enhancing these important community assets — existing, proposed, imagined — strengthening the way they impact Reston’s visual identity and writing new chapters in the legacy of Reston’s ‘hidden treasures.’ ” The IPAR Public Art Master Plan specifically references the Dogwood Pool renovation as an “immediate opportunity” to add to Reston’s public art places. This special work of interactive public art — replete with vibrant colors and jubilant visual motion — was created by artist Valerie Theberge, who created IPAR’s first Reston project, the mosaic at the Glade underpass.

Theberge, whose proposal competed for the project against two other artists, all with distinctively different concepts, said recently, “I wanted to build thematically on what we had done at the underpass… the essence of what I was trying to interpret about Reston in visual form.” As with the underpass project, Theberge, a veteran of collaborative public art projects all around the world, said she was drawn not only by Reston’s beauty, pioneering and entrepreneurial spirit and strong sense of community, but also by its history of commitment to public art as an essential way of life.

“VITALITY IS THE BEST WORD,” SHE MUSED. “THAT WAS THE THEME I WAS TRYING TO CATCH.”

LEARN MORE ABOUT IPAR

The Initiative for Public Art-Reston (IPAR) is a group of civic leaders who represent Reston's key community organizations. It seeks to inspire an ongoing commitment to public art and create a new generation of artworks in Reston. IPAR imagines public art throughout Reston that is worldrenowned, inspires the community, and engages the mind and senses. In 2008, IPAR adopted a Master Plan that outlines a vision for public art in Reston, key opportunities for new projects, and an action plan for success. IPAR is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt, not-for-profit organization. Visit www.publicartreston.org or call 703-476-9797 to find out more about the Initiative for Public ArtReston — its mission and future plans — or to get involved.

– Valerie Theberge

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(From left to right) The reflecton of Larry Butler and Laura Kowalski over the newly renovated Dogwood Pool.

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Left: The centerpiece of the interactive fountain. Top right: Valerie Theberge, the artist behind the art piece at Dogwood Pool. Bottom middle: The ceramic pieces are organized on sheets before being placed on the concrete sculpture. Bottom right: Valerie meticulously places each ceramic color to create the artwork she envisions.

“Vitality is the best word,” she mused. “That was the theme I was trying to catch.” "The joy of working collaboratively also is a rewarding aspect of this public art project," Theberge noted. For the underpass, completed in 2010, she worked closely with students and parents at Hunters Woods Elementary School for the Arts & Science. For the Dogwood fountain, she worked closely with a team of people from the Reston Association as well as an architect, structural engineer, general contractor and fabricator, who did the enormously difficult job of

creating the mold for Theberge’s design and the weighty sculptural base on which she could place the mosaic. Complementing and surrounding the fountain also are three short concrete walls inset with Theberge mosaics that function as benches.

“THERE WAS A LOT OF BACK AND FORTH WITH THE PEOPLE AT RA; A LOT OF THOUGHT WENT INTO HOW TO MAKE IT DYNAMIC, INTERACTIVE, SAFE AND WITHIN BUDGET.” – Valerie Theberge

Theberge enthused, “There was a lot of back and forth with the people at RA. A lot of thought went into how to make it dynamic, interactive, safe and within budget. I worked with a lot of experienced people, a wonderful team, who made it come to fruition. I had so much trust in them. It was a real feat.” Creating such a large-scale, three-dimensional work (2,500 pounds in weight, 10-feet in length, of which seven-feet is above ground) was a particularly exciting new challenge for her as an artist, Theberge said, singling out, among others, the fountain’s fabricator and fellow artist, Steven R. Jones, of D.C. Glassworks and a professor of 3-D design and metal casting at the University of Maryland, College Park. “This was a big learning curve,” Theberge said, adding “my work is usually so solo; it was exciting to learn so much from other people.” A member of the team who helped to make all this happen, Larry Butler, RA director of Parks and Recreation, fully appreciates

the complex “orchestration” required to construct Dogwood’s new fountain and the aesthetic addition the work makes to Reston’s public art landscape. However, equally important, Butler suggested, is simply that it is “fun.” “Interaction will be encouraged. It is part of the vitality of the site,” Butler said, explaining how the fountain shoots interactive, fourto six-feet-high jets of water from its splash pad. And if someone stands on one pop jet, the others will rush up higher. “Some dads and moms and other kids might get ambushed,” he warned with a laugh. “There are all kinds of possibilities.” Butler credits Laura Kowalski, RA’s aquatics program manager, with being one of the fountain’s earliest and strongest proponents. “Wouldn’t it be great to have [an interactive] fountain for those who don’t swim; everybody likes to stay cool,” he recalled her saying.

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“Good day in the morning!” In Memoriam — Dan Warfield 2012 Employee of the Year Reston Association’s 2012 Employee of the Year, Dan Warfield, passed away in late December 2012. Here he is both honored and remembered as one of RA’s longestserving and arguably, most well-liked employees. Way back in the 70s, when Reston had about half its current population and South Lakes High School was getting set to open, an energetic 21-year-old man came to Reston and found work with the Reston Home Owners Association (RHOA.) Little did he know that a long and storied career was about to unfold. As a member of the construction crew, Dan quickly gained the respect of his co-workers for his many unique approaches to getting the work done, fixing the equipment that broke while getting the work done, or creating “new” equipment in the hopes the work would get done better! His knack for the jury rig would become legendary among the crews and mechanics. As both Dan and Reston grew, and RHOA became RA, he gained additional skills and developed into a master craftsman. One would figure all those equipment fixes and work-a-rounds would lead him in this direction. Dan’s work talents and his gift of humor and conversation served him well with co-workers and citizens alike, and he grew into a supervisory position. He eventually became RA’s construction and repair manager, overseeing the maintenance of playgrounds, pathways, pavilions, bridges, benches and fences and anything else he believed needed to be fixed. Along the way Dan got married and had two beautiful children, Alysia and Ryan, one of whom continues Dan’s legacy working for RA. Dan gained another son in Camilo when he married Edna 16 years ago. On a daily basis, co-workers were invited to hear about Dan’s precious grandchildren Gwen, Riley and Ava. Many of Dan’s longtime co-workers grew up knowing Dan’s family and he theirs. Dan also had a love of music and was an accomplished guitar

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player, but he really shined when he picked up a harmonica — any harmonica. It did not matter what type of music someone wanted to play, or was playing, as Dan could seamlessly join in the fun. There were many occasions where a staff band would play and Dan relished these opportunities to entertain through music and the spoken word. Dan enjoyed telling stories, many of which were from his childhood growing up near Philadelphia. He loved the Philadelphia Eagles and was quick to correct those who ordered a steak and cheese by commenting “good day in the morning, it’s a cheesesteak!” Among his other activities, Dan’s gregarious nature and deep faith found him volunteering for many years for Prison Ministries at the Fairfax County Juvenile Detention Center. And then there were boats. Oh, he had a love of the water! Whether to relax or fish or both (wait — fishing is relaxing!) Dan had boats that were notorious for not operating — once in the middle of the lake or river. But, he used that handyman sense of his and either fixed it or asked some other boater to tow him back to shore. And it never deterred him from going out again. Dan’s last role at RA was as capital projects manager, overseeing large construction and renovation projects. Two of the outstanding

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highlights of his efforts include Nature House and Dogwood Pool. Dan took on his role at Nature House with a keen eye. His knowledge of the many trades made him a great fit to oversee the complex systems in place for both construction and energy conservation at Nature House. His last project, the Dogwood Pool renovation, was not easy and experienced a few fits and starts. Throughout this though, Dan’s friendly demeanor with the architect, engineer, contractor, the county and others was exemplary of how to keep a project moving and keep those involved energized. While value engineering the project well before breaking ground, Dan insisted the new pavilion remain, as this was sorely needed in that part of Reston (where Dan had lived for many years). It remained in the plans, was built, and at the grand re-opening of Dogwood Pool on Saturday May 11 at 10 a.m., the “Dan Warfield Pavilion” will be dedicated with the community, project team, his friends, family and co-workers. In addition, two mosaics reflecting his love of music and the water will be dedicated at the pavilion. Dan the Man, you are missed.


Left: The picnic pavilion dedicated to Dan Warfield. Top right: A water foutain for pool members and animal lovers in search of a quick sip of water. Bottom right: Handicap accessible showers for members.

The late Dan Warfield, Butler remembered, felt equally enthusiastic about the renovated picnic pavilion, which will be officially dedicated to Warfield’s memory and a memorial plaque will be placed at the May 11 opening. Warfield, a 36-year RA employee who died last December at 56, was RA’s capital projects manager and its 2012 Employee of the Year at the time of his death. His two biggest projects were Reston’s Nature House and the Dogwood Pool renovation.

BUTLER REFLECTED HAPPILY, “IT ALL KIND OF GELLED. THE POOL, FOUNTAIN, PAVILION, THEY ALL WORK BEAUTIFULLY TOGETHER... ALL THAT’S LEFT [FOR THE FOUNTAIN] IS TO TURN IT ON.”

Janet Rems is chairman of the Initiative for Public Art-Reston’s Communications Committee. The former editor of The Reston Times, she regularly freelances for The Fairfax County Times and occasionally for Northern Virginia ƒƒ Magazine.

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Comedies are plays which are designed to be humorous. Comedies are often filled with witty remarks, unusual characters, and strange circumstances. Certain comedies are geared toward different age groups. Comedies were one of the two original play types of Ancient Greece, along with tragedies.

Farce

A generally nonsensical genre of play, farces are often overacted and often involve slapstick humour.

Satirical

A satire play takes a comic look at current events and famous people while at the same time attempting to make a political or social statement, for example pointing out corruption.

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Crossbite is an occlusal irregularity where a tooth (or teeth) has a more buccal or lingual position (that is, the tooth is either closer to the cheek or to the tongue) than its corresponding antagonist tooth in the upper or lower arcade. Source: en.wikipedia.org

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Tragedy

These plays often involve death and are designed to cause the reader or viewer to feel sadness. Tragic plays convey all emotions, and have extremely dramatic conflicts. Tragedy was one of the two original play types of Ancient Greece.

Historical

These plays focus on actual historical events. They can be tragedies or comedies, but are often neither. History as a separate genre was popularized by William Shakespeare. Source: en.wikipedia.org

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“We don’t reinvent giving back. We support the local groups, events, and causes we care about and have fun doing it! “- NJH

Join a group of individuals between the ages of 21-39 that work to give back to the Reston community through a variety of social and volunteer activities. Our goal is to help our community and have fun while we’re at it! Many of our volunteer opportunities are related to the current priorities and needs of Reston Interfaith, Reston Historic Trust, Initiative for Public Art - Reston (IPAR), Reston Association, Reston Challenge and other local non-profit groups supporting the community. No Membership Required

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f you think Reston has little community spirit, think again. In 1994, Congress designated the Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) federal holiday, which is observed annually on the third Monday of January. The MLK Day of Service is the only federal holiday observed as a national day of service — a “day on, not a day off.” Restonians responded. Martin Luther King, Jr. issued a challenge to all Americans when he said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?’” Restonians did not disappoint. Reston volunteers rose to that challenge by the dozens and came out in 30-degree weather to participate in the MLK Day of Service on Jan. 19 and 20, 2013. There were families and their friends, members of the Boy Scouts and representatives of local corporations. They all came for a singular reason: to give back to the community in which they live, work, play and get involved.

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On Saturday, some worked at the Southgate Community Center organizing books in the library and cleaning up the grounds. Others cleared the Potomac Watershed near Hunter’s Woods and Reston North Park of litter and discarded recyclables, and yes, even junk. At Southgate Community Center (SGCC), many volunteers participated in several projects with partners Reston Interfaith and the Closet, Inc. These projects included making bag lunches for the Embry Rucker Community Shelter, organizing donated items from the Closet, and organizing the kitchen and pantry at SGCC. In addition to inside projects, volunteers braved the cold to prune, pick up litter, clear debris and provide landscaping in the natural areas, on basketball courts and pathways. On Sunday, more volunteers helped with service projects at the Reston Community Center by assisting in youth programs, including art projects; helping to set up, serve, and clear a familystyle lunch; as well as setting up hospitality and providing directions and general assistance during the Commemorative March.

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Over and over, the volunteers echoed the sentiment of Restonian Emeka Ezidimma, who, along with his five sons, worked at the library at SGCC. “It goes a long way to helping realize the community matters a great deal,” he said, and provides an added sense of being a part of and pride in being from Reston. Megan Imbert, of Ashburn, described her volunteer experience. “It was a great experience coming out to the Community Center with the other volunteers to sort the toys for the Closet. I know those toys will be appreciated by children in need, and I’m glad I was able to be a part of that. There is no greater gift I can give than my time, and I encourage others to take some time to help out others in the community. One person can make a difference.”

Brittany Ginn, a new resident to Reston, is particularly familiar with the importance of the service all volunteers give their community. “Having worked in the nonprofit sector for a number of years, I’ve seen first hand the difference volunteering can make,” she said. “The need is great in so many communities in our area, and to take a little time out of your busy schedule can make a great impact on the lives of children and adults in need. As a new resident of Reston, it warms my heart to see so many people donating their time and resources to better their community.” Anne-Marie Twohie, her husband, niece and their children, including five-year-old twins, Luca and Silvio, came out specifically to


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participate in Reston’s MLK Day of Service. The boys were able to earn Boy Scout belt loops and were immensely impressed with all of the “stuff” collected from the Potomac Watershed: a skateboard, a huge water bottle, bicycle tires and rims – 14 stuffed bags of litter and recyclables. For those who may think that volunteering is a thankless job, it is a common occurrence for folks making their way along the paths and trails to stop and thank the volunteers for their time and effort to make Reston more attractive and safer. Twohie learned about the MLK Day of Service from the Reston Association website (www.reston.org) and encourages other residents to participate in the service day. “Martin Luther King said, ‘Everybody can serve’ said Twohie, “and it’s important to give back, which is what she did.” She was referring to one of Martin Luther King’s most famous quotes. He said, “Everybody can be great. Because anybody can serve.

You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve…you only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.” As in previous years, Reston resident and Sprint employee Lynn Romano organized a baker’s dozen of her co-workers to participate in the MLK Day of Service at the SGCC. They packed lunches, sorted items for the Closet, and helped clear the grounds of unwanted debris. Romano, a veteran volunteer, is always looking for projects and encouraging coworkers to join her. A lot of communities “don’t have resources or funds,” she said. “I get to meet a lot of nice people, and it’s a very constructive use of time.” She also pointed out that the work volunteers do can really benefit them in the job market. Many companies now want to know what their employees do in their off time, and are impressed with community-based volunteer activities on an applicant’s resume.

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“THE TIME IS ALWAYS RIGHT TO DO WHAT IS RIGHT.” – Martin Luther King Romano summed it up nicely. “I think he (Dr. King) would be very pleased,” she said. Reston welcomes and appreciates all volunteers in all districts and villages. To learn more about volunteer opportunities, please contact Ha Brock, Reston Association community outreach specialist II, at 703-435-7986, or e-mail at habrock@reston.org.

Volunteers amassed more than an estimated quarter ton of litter and recyclables during the Potomac Watershed cleanup on January 20, 2013.

MLK Community Service Projects is hosted by Southgate Community Center, sponsored by Reston Community Center and co-sponsored by the Reston Association with partners from Reston/Herndon based nonprofits. Susan Konrad, Restonian and a member of the Communications Advisory Committee.

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SENIORS WELCOME

New Lifelong Learning Site BY CAROL C. HENDERSON  PHOTOS PROVIDED BY OLLI

OLLI member George Heatley teaches Nomads in History.

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ive, work, and play” in Reston becomes “live, learn and play” for retirementage residents through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at George Mason University. Known to its more than 1,000 members throughout Northern Virginia as “OLLI,” the Institute’s Reston campus has just moved to larger quarters at the United Christian Parish at 11508 North Shore Drive. On Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, OLLI offers up to six classes a day in the church’s handsome new addition. Spring courses included Trends in American Art, Understanding Economics, the English Civil War, and Novels of the First World War.

Top: OLLI members, (left to right) Bob Zener, Ted Parker, Valerie Braybrooke and Abbie Edwards. Bottom left: Gloria Sussman teaches the Ongoing Pleasures of Music. Bottom middle: OLLI member Jane Catron teaches Telescoping Time, a poetry course. Bottom right: OLLI member Abbie Edwards leads discussion of Life Lessons from the Great Myths.

On Wednesdays, classes convene at Lake Anne Plaza in the Rose Gallery through a partnership with the Reston Community Center (RCC). A Wednesday book discussion class meets at Reston’s Used Book Shop at Lake Anne. On Thursday afternoons this spring, music concerts took place at the Center Stage at the RCC in Hunters Woods. Thanks to the RCC, these “Meet the Artists” performances are free and open to the public. The Reston site began in 1999 in classrooms at the Washington Plaza Baptist Church, and continued in the attractive ambiance of Lake Anne for 13 years. Recent membership growth required more space, necessitating a move just up North Shore Drive to the United

Christian Parish, an ecumenical church. As OLLI President John Woods observed, "Officials at both churches have been wonderful to work with and are very supportive of lifelong learning." About 157 OLLI members live in Reston, including Reston founder Robert Simon. It’s common to hear a member say that OLLI is the best thing about retirement, or that OLLI “saved my life” after the death of a spouse, or provided a way to make new friends after a move to the area. OLLI has a small staff, but depends on members to help develop courses, provide other volunteer services, and create social opportunities. As an example, members organized a chili cookoff lunch and social to introduce colleagues to the new space at the United Christian Parish.

Other OLLI classes are held in Fairfax near the university’s main campus and at university space in Loudoun County. There are no exams, no credits, no college degrees required or offered, and no age requirements. The full catalog of courses and special events is online at www.olli.gmu.edu, or call 703503-3384 to request a copy. The catalog includes information about how to join, membership fees, and the opportunity to try out OLLI with two free classes on a space-available basis. Carol C. Henderson serves as OLLI-Reston Coordinator, a volunteer position with the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at George Mason University.

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Pruning a branch that broken off during a storm with a proper cut back to the branch collar.

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Keith Kanzler

SENIOR ARBORIST BY CLAUDIA THOMPSON-DEAHL  PHOTOGRAPHY BY SEAN BAHRAMI

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s a Tree City, trees are a very important part of the whole Reston concept. We know that trees restore natural harmony in an urban environment, giving scale to human life. They purify water and air and reduce yearly heating and cooling costs. Trees increase property values as well-cared for landscape properties are five -20 percent more valuable than non-landscaped properties. Trees require an investment and continuous maintenance in order to provide the maximum desired benefits. Reston Association is fortunate to have Keith Kanzler as our Senior Arborist. Keith has worked for RA for 20 years and has been a certified arborist for the last 17 years. What is an arborist and what does it mean to be a certified arborist? Arborists specialize in the care of individual trees. They are knowledgeable about the needs of trees and are trained and equipped to provide proper care. Hiring an arborist is a decision that should not be taken lightly. Proper tree care is an investment that can lead to substantial returns. Well-cared-for trees are attractive and can add considerable value to

your property. Poorly maintained trees can be a significant liability. Pruning or removing trees, especially large trees, can be dangerous work. Tree work should be done only by those trained and equipped to work safely in trees. Arborists certified by the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) sign an agreement supporting ethics and demonstrate a willingness to stay up-to-date on the latest techniques and information.

Pruning dead wood and storm damaged broken limbs out of a willow tree.

Keith’s dedication to taking care of Reston’s trees and protecting our residents from hazardous trees is exemplary.

and our weather patterns get increasingly erratic. This is why it is so important to have a trained arborist handle this workload.

Think about the storms we have had in the past few years, the derecho, frankenstorm, hurricanes Irene and Sandy, and tropical storm Lee. The list goes on as our extreme weather events have increased. We have had two "hundred-year storms" in the past two years. The drought we have been experiencing places our trees under a lot of stress. The stress is then compounded by heavy rains that saturate the soil and lead to healthy appearing trees toppling over. Our tree work has definitely been increasing as Reston’s trees get older

In addition to his duties here at RA, Keith is also an ISA tree climbing judge and safety technician, judging competitions across the country and even in Australia. He also works part-time with ArborMaster, training new arborists about how to stay safe in this potentially dangerous occupation. He does this work with safety in mind by wearing all the necessary gear — goggles, chaps and ear protection to name a few.

trails that need to be pruned for the safety of residents using our trail system. Our wooded areas back up to thousands of homeowners’ yards and cluster property throughout Reston and often require the removal or pruning of these trees. Our ball fields, garden plots and recreation areas also require pruning and tree removal for the safety of our residents. This work falls primarily to Keith, so we welcome his expertise in caring for Reston’s trees. Claudia Thompson-Deahl applauds those who create habitats for wildlife because they contribute to a healthy ecosystem. Claudia has received numerous awards and accolades for her preservation and beautification efforts throughout her career.

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RESTON’S COMMUNITY SPIRIT

PAST & PRESENT O BY KATHY BUSH  PHOTOS PROVIDED BY RESTON GARDEN CLUB AND GENE MORRIS

ver and over again, whenever people refer to the qualities that make Reston unique, there seems always to be a reference to its spirit of community and volunteerism — of neighbor helping neighbor. And that spirit has carried through from the very earliest days of Reston’s founding in 1965 right up to today.

was a fairly new area, it was small and she was not sure if they would like it. After seeing and hearing the plan for Reston though, Cheri and her husband reacted by saying, “Why didn’t you bring us here in the first place?” And from the time they moved in, they were wholeheartedly involved with their neighbors in building the sense of community that is Reston’s hallmark.

In fact, many of the people that were the original founding families in Reston still live here and remain a driving force that keeps the spirit alive, their enthusiasm never diminishing.

The Reston Garden Club was one of Cheri’s first commitments to the community. In those earlier years, groups like the Garden Club and the Newcomers Club were small enough to embrace each new resident, and people felt immediately welcomed and involved.

In 1971, when Cheri Wubbels and her husband, Douglas, first looked for a home in Northern Virginia, their realtor took them to see homes all around the area. They found nothing that appealed to them until the agent suggested taking a look at Reston, saying it

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Nancy and Cal Larson moved to Reston a bit earlier, in 1967, and moved into their current home in 1969. When they arrived there were only about 500 or

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so households here. Everything was being built from the ground up, like the original Reston Community Association, which Cal was instrumental in starting. In fact, Cal, an attorney, wrote the bylaws. Nancy was in there pitching, too, at first on the board and later as president. Nancy recalls the process involved in working on the essential job of getting Reston’s schools built, doing things like getting voters out to approve bond initiatives — a process that the entire community was enthusiastic in supporting. But more socially innovative programs also sprang up in Reston. Ellie Fusaro, another of Reston’s more active citizens, remembers when the women’s movement was becoming increasingly active and visible, and groups like the Reston Women’s Forum were started as

more women needed to enter the workforce. This group learned valuable lessons together, such as ways to make use of Reston’s new cable TV station (the first of its kind in the country) in order to reach out to more people.

A good example of Reston's more basic community spirit can be demonstrated by neighbors helping each other care for their children. Marilyn Silvey moved to Reston in 1977 as a single mom who worked in Southwest Washington, when commuter buses ran morning and evening but not during the day. She remembers the day her thirdgrade daughter fell at school and broke off her two front teeth — and Marilyn had no way to get home fast. She called a neighbor who took the child to the dentist — leaving Marilyn still grateful for this and other ways that neighbors reached out to welcome a new resident. Marilyn feels all


Left: Lake Anne Village Center in the 70s. Top left: Reston Garden Club landscapes the intersection at Snail Bridge at North Shore Dive and Whiele Avenue in 1974. Top middle: USE members (Left to Right): Nancy Davis, Courtney Wubbels, Robert E. Simon and Dee Cotton at the Lake Anne Farmers' Market. Bottom left: Sign indicating Garden Club work at Walker Nature Center. Bottom middle: Margaret Grieshaber and Ralph Greenwood, USE members bird-sitting. Right: Gene Morris offering his handyman services installing a rain barrel to fellow USE member Nicole Wynands.

Restonians are beneficiaries of the community spirit developed early. And she is pleased that two of the 17 homes on her current street are owned by people who grew up in Reston and have returned to raise their own families here. Always actively involved in the community, Marilyn is currently busy, along with Ellie Fusaro, Cheri Wubbels and others in resurrecting Reston's USE (Useful Services Exchange) system. USE was started in 1975 by the late Henry Ware. Actually a barter

system, members would register to exchange simple services (like rides to doctors or the airport, raking leaves, small repairs) with other members. Rather than exchanging dollars for those services, people threw their hours worked into the USE pot and withdrew hours of assistance that they used for themselves. There was only a small annual fee to join. This exchange was quite active for a number of years and then petered out for a while, but is once again up and running thanks to the efforts of dedicated Restonians. These few examples are but the tiniest fraction of the unending efforts of the many caring, concerned people to create the community they so proudly call home. But over the years, Reston has grown to about 25,000 households at the time of the 2010 census. And many of the original Reston residents express the concern that with the new Metro Silver Line and corporate expansion here, the spirit they worked so hard to establish is in real danger of being lost. They feel that it is crucial for more

new, young residents to become involved in the community to keep alive the spirit that is Reston. One such family would be Gene and Angela Morris, who represent the newer, younger Reston families that are keeping the concept of community spirit, neighborliness, and volunteerism alive today. They moved to Reston in 1997 and have maintained their home here even as they have moved to faraway places around the world due to Angela’s job with the State Department. In between overseas assignments, they have always returned to Reston.

enjoys helping his neighbors and participating in his community. By following the example of so many of Reston’s earliest dedicated citizens, by volunteering, by being concerned and involved, Reston’s residents of all ages can help keep its spirit of community alive and well now and in the years to come. Kathy Bush has lived in Reston for eight years. She works as a volunteer for Reston magazine.

Gene has been actively involved in the homeowners association in their cluster as a member of its board and as chairperson for some of the landscaping, parking and other maintenance needs of their cluster. Gene handles the graphic design and photographic work for USE, is currently vice president of its board, and offers his skills as a handyman. He also volunteers his photographic skills for other community projects, which include contributing to this magazine. Gene states that he

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BY JÜRIS KELLEY  PHOTOGRAPHY BY JÜRIS KELLEY

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s we travel around Reston, we typically do not stop and ponder what is under our feet. Below the soil of our yards and the asphalt of the roads is rock, of course. But what kind of rock, and what is so special about it, if anything? Well, there is something special about the bedrock of Reston — the rocks beneath our feet — and it tells an interesting story.

Melting, Compression, Folding, Faulting and Uplift

You may recall from geology class that crustal plates form the outermost layer of the earth, called the lithosphere. As these plates drifted over billions of years, they occasionally came together to form super continents before again separating.

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The great pressures of this movement created heat, which over time transformed shale into metamorphic rocks, called phyllite and schist, which we can see in Reston.

On the Edge

Reston straddles the boundary between the Piedmont province and the Triassic lowland. The Piedmont is underlain by the Peters Creek Schist, a metamorphic rock that is probably 550 to 650 million years old. To the east of Reston Parkway is the Triassic lowland that was in place within the Piedmont. The U.S. Geological Survey documented our local geology and published a detailed map in 1989 called the Geologic Map of the Vienna Quadrangle. The specific types of rock are

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documented along with other geographic characteristics such as the folds and uplifts. The folds generally trend north and south, and the larger folds are given names, such as the Glade Fold that crosses Lake Audubon and the Hunter Fold that forms both sides of Hunter Mill Road in southeast Reston.

Lake Audubon’s Rock Outcropping

Near Reston Association’s Lake Audubon Pool is an outcropping of rock that offers a magnificent example of what lies below. You can see the shiny gray schist and the light brown phyllite. Sprinkled in is quartz, which is a white crystal. Look a little closer and you can see not only the different rocks but also patterns in the rocks. Note some phyllite being pushed into

schist and folding up into an arch. The various rocks and the story of compression, folding, faulting and uplift is clearly visible at this one location. Also note the moss growing on the rock and the small trees growing on the right of the formation. The acids and other chemicals from the moss breaks down the rock, and the roots of those trees will push the rock apart ever so slightly. This is part of the rock lifecycle.

Quartz and Gold

Unfortunately, we can’t spot any gold on Lake Audubon’s rock outcropping, but we know there is a lot of quartz in Reston, and where there is quartz there (sometimes) is gold. Gold has been found throughout Virginia. Early settlers literally could see


Left: This detailed map of Reston’s geology can be found online or in print: Geologic Map of the Vienna Quadrangle. Published in 1989 by Drake and Lee USGS Map GQ-1670 http://ngmdb.usgs.gov/ Prodesc/proddesc_1184.htm.

gold in the quartz veins that were visible at the surface. They called this “free gold." After depleting the surface quartz veins, Virginians started serious gold mining around 1804. At its peak, Virginia was the third largest gold producer in the nation, according to the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy.

Reston is even in the Gold-Pyrite Belt, which is a 140-mile-long gold belt from Maryland, extending southwest through Reston and into Virginia’s Buckingham County. Now, before you get a pick and shovel, or a prospector’s pan, it is important to note that all the easily reached gold in Virginia has been collected over the last 250 years, so the probability of you finding anything, even over a lifetime of looking, is virtually improbable. Special thanks to the U.S. Geological Survey’s Dr. Robert Ridky and Gary Nobles for their assistance in this article. They both live, work, play, and get involved in the Reston community.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

USGS provides a wealth of information to include scientific data, maps, and curricular ideas for teachers at: http://education.usgs.gov.

Jüris Kelley is a 25-year resident of Reston. He has published in American Lawyer, Police Chief, SIGNAL, and many other magazines and peer-reviewed journals.

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MEMBER SERVICES

Pool & Tennis Passes

Guests Welcome

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

Welcome to our 2013 Pool and Tennis pass options page. Have an enjoyable season.

Two Easy Ways to Purchase Passes 1. 2.

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

Purchase in advance Season Long Guest Pass

Walk-In Hours and Location

$40/Member $50/Non-member

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

Hours of Operation

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

Extended Hours

Saturday from 9 a.m.-Noon (April 20-July 27. Closed July 6th) 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. Call 703-435-6530 for more information.

MEMBERS

Welcome to the 2013 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 $40 Tennis Key Fob $2.50 (with purchase of pass) Discount for Members: For 2013 Assessments paid online by March 1st, you are eligible for a 20% discount towards passes purchased online at www. reston.org. Offer ends April 30th. Discount does not apply to Guest Passes or in-person purchases. Please Note: Members may purchase a pass for themselves and 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 proof of owning or occupying a Reston Association property.

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

NON-MEMBERS CORPORATE MEMBERSHIP

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

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Family Pool & Tennis $620 Family Pool Only $590 Family Tennis Only $350 Couple Pool & Tennis $535 Couple Pool Only $520 Couple Tennis Only $305 Individual Pool & Tennis $445 Individual Pool Only $360 Individual Tennis Only $245 NEW Family Zip Code Pass $520 Season Long Guest Pass $50 10 and Under Tennis Pass $35 Discount for Non-members: If purchased prior to April 15th, recieve $20 off of Tennis Only passes and $50 off of Aquatics passes. Discount does not apply to Guest Passes or the 10 & Under Tennis pass. Please Note: All non-members purchasing passes for the first time are required to have a picture taken. If you are a 2012 returning customer, this is not required. However, if you would like to have your picture for 2013 updated, please visit our office. We do recommend that children have their picture updated every two years.

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.

Please Note: RA members and nonmembers (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.

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 packs 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. Guests must be accompanied by a cardholder.

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. Guests must be accompanied by a cardholder. 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. NEW 10 and Under Tennis Pass: $35 Valid at North Shore Courts only New this year is the Non-member 10 and Under Tennis Pass. This pass entitles Non-member children 10 years of age and under to utilize the North Shore Tennis Courts for practice. There are six 36-foot courts available for use. Children must be accompanied by an adult, but the adult is not required to have a pass. No photographs are needed and the pass may be purchased online.

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AQUATIC PROGRAMS

ADULT WATER FITNESS

Aquatic Fitness programs start in June this year and we’re thrilled to be offering classes to meet any skill or experience level.

WELCOME BACK TO THE POOLS Please help us keep the pools open and enjoyable for all by following these simple policies: ƒƒ bring your current pool pass every time you come to the pool (web receipts are not accepted for pool admission) ƒƒ equip non-toilet trained children with a swim diaper and covering plastic pants ƒƒ keep cellular phone conversations in the parking lot or picnic area so as not to disturb other patrons

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check the official Reston Association pool schedule before you head to the pool — we host many events and programs that sometimes cause pools to open late or close early and can be subject to weather or maintenance closures throughout the season

The pool schedule is listed here and available as a take-home brochure at the pools; however for the most up-to-date information, please visit our website www.reston.org and click ‘Pool Alerts’ on the left-hand side.

A full schedule of classes with dates, times, and descriptions is shown below, will be available in our ‘Fitness Programs’ brochure at the pools, and is available on our website at www.reston.org. NOTE: RA provides noodles and floating weights, but we ask that you bring your own water aerobics belt if you would like to use one in deep water.

Drop-in class:

$8 per class, $4 adults 55+ $10 per class, $8 adults 55+

Pre-Paid Punch Pass 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. Refunds for un-used classes on punch passes will be offered through Oct.18. Passes go on sale Monday, Apr. 1, 2013.

Simply Seniors Ages: 55+

JUNE 25-AUG. 29 11 a.m.-Noon* Tuesdays at North Hills Pool Thursdays at Lake Thoreau Pool *No students will be admitted after 11:15 a.m.

Lunch Bunch All pools will have new phone numbers for 2013. Visit www.reston.org for more information.

JUNE 21-AUG. 30 Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 11-Noon, Lake Newport Pool

NOTE: Instructor highly recommends water aerobics belt for this class.

For more info on Aquatic programs and events, please call the aquatics office at 703-435-6532.

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Aqua-Zumba

JUNE 20-AUG. 31 Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Tall Oaks Pool

Wet and Wonderful Mornings JUNE 19-AUG. 9 Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 8-9 a.m., Uplands Pool

Sweatin' Sundays

JUNE 23 - AUG. 18 Sundays 10-11 a.m., North Shore Pool

Senior Swim for Fitness

Mondays and Wednesdays for Two Weeks

SESSION 1: JULY 8-17 7-8 p.m., Tall Oaks Pool SESSION 2: JULY 22-31 10-11 a.m., Newbridge Pool $45 $55

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 improve efficiency in the water. Registration opens May 6 for RA members and May 8 for Non-members.


AQUATIC PROGRAMS SEASON 3: June 19*-Aug. 18

*Date subject to change; Season 3 begins the day after the last day of Fairfax County Public Schools. MORNING

Monday-Friday, 6-8:30 a.m. Lake Thoreau Pool Monday-Friday, 7-9 a.m. North Shore Pool AFTERNOON

DROP-IN FITNESS HOURS

Ages: 16+ Busy during the day? Want a change in your workout routine? Please join us for drop-in fitness hours. FREE with current pool pass. On-site check-in required. Check the pool throughout the season for information on free water aerobics and aqua zumba demonstrations as well as stroke clinics by experienced swim coaches and competitive swimmers.

Mondays, Noon-5 p.m. North Shore Pool Tuesdays, Noon-7 p.m. North Hills Pool (Only one lap lane available) Wednesdays, Noon-5 p.m. Lake Thoreau Pool Thursdays, Noon-5 p.m. Ridge Heights Pool Fridays, Noon-5 p.m. Lake Audubon Pool EVENING

M/T/Th/F, 7:30-10 p.m. Lake Thoreau Pool

SEASON 1: May 11-24

Tuesday-Friday, 7:30-10 p.m. North Shore Pool

Weekdays, 7-9 p.m., North Shore Pool

SEASON 4: Aug. 19-Sept. 2

EVENING

SEASON 2: May 25-June 18*

*Date subject to change; Season 2 ends on the last day of Fairfax County Public Schools. MORNING

Monday-Friday, 6-8:30 a.m. Lake Thoreau Pool Monday-Friday, 7-9 a.m. North Shore Pool

MORNING

Monday-Friday, 6-8:30 a.m. Lake Thoreau Pool Monday-Friday, 7-9 a.m. North Shore Pool EVENING

M/T/Th/F, 7:30-10 p.m. Lake Thoreau Pool

EVENING

Tuesday-Friday, 7-9 p.m. North Shore Pool

NOW HIRING Excellent wages, flexible schedule and a fun atmosphere

Lifeguard Certification Fourteen classes available date ranges below:

MAY 3-12, MAY 10-19 MAY 17-26, MAY 31-JUNE 9 JUNE 7-16, JUNE 14-23 JUNE 24-28, JULY 5-14 JULY 8-12, JULY 22-26 JULY 26-AUG. 4, AUG. 5-9 AUG. 9-18, AUG. 19-23 Location: Reston Association headquarters, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive and various Reston pools. Times: Course details are posted on our website in the Aquatics section. Registration Open Now

$175* $250* *Participants will receive a $100 refund IF they attends and actively participates in all classes.

Note: Require six students minimum to hold class. Certifications earned: Lifeguarding, First Aid, and CPR/AED for Lifeguards (all valid two years)

Reston Association is an Authorized Provider of American Red Cross Lifeguard Training programs. Individuals who obtain the American Red Cross certifications from this class are eligible to apply with Reston Association as well as many other local agencies and businesses that honor the American Red Cross certification. NOTE: This class will not certify you to work at the ‘WaterMine’ or any Fairfax County Park Authority facility. Any student who completed the class in 2012 received a twoyear certification and does not need to renew any component of the course until 2014. If you are a former lifeguard with training from before 2012 and want to update to the newest version of the program, please contact Willa at aquaticsinfo@ reston.org for ‘Update Class’ options.

Lifeguards and Instructors (Lifeguard, Fitness, Swim) Lifeguard applicants may apply at any time but will not be interviewed unless they hold a current American Red Cross Lifeguarding certification. Classes are available at Reston Association and throughout the community.

Lifeguard and Swim instructors must hold current Lifeguard Instructor (LGI) or Water Safety Instructor (WSI) certification from the American Red Cross or equivalent. Fitness instructors must hold a current certification from a nationally recognized agency. Looking for a class to become an instructor? Contact Willa at aquaticsinfo@reston.org to be added to our interest list. Applications are open now: careers.reston.org

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RIDGE HEIGHTS

11400 Ridge Heights Road Lane depth: 3-5 feet Length: 25 meters

Seasonally heated main pool, diving board, wading pool, two grass areas, picnic tables, Hydrolift Chair to main pool

POOL FACILITIES & FEATURES AUTUMNWOOD

11950 Walnut Branch Road Lane depth: 3.5-5.5 feet Length: 25 meters

Wading pool with fountain, covered picnic area, grass area, tennis courts and playground within walking distance

DOGWOOD-NEWLY RENOVATED! 2460 Green Range Road Lane depth: 3.5-5 feet Length: 25 meters

Zero-depth entry, in-water wheelchair available for pool access, play area with spray features, diving board, grass/ picnic area See page 55 for information on our Ribbon Cutting Ceremony! Seasonal water feature outside the pool enclosure and available without a pool pass late spring – summer.

GLADE

11550 Glade Drive Lane depth: 3.5-12.5 feet Length: 25 meters

One-meter diving board, heated spa, zero-depth wading pool with fountains, two-story water slide, picnic tables, tennis courts and playground within walking distance

GOLF COURSE ISLAND

LAKE THOREAU

One-meter diving board, two grass areas, wading pool, picnic tables, playground and pavilion within walking distance

Diving board, heated spa, wading pool, grass area, picnic tables, scenic lake view

11301 Links Drive Lane depth: 3-12 feet Length: 25 meters

HUNTERS WOODS

2501 Reston Parkway Lane depth: 3.5-8.5 feet Length: 25 meters

In-water basketball and volleyball, diving board, interactive splash pad, extra-large heated spa, ADA ramp into main pool, in-water wheelchair available for pool access, picnic tables, tennis courts, playground, and pavilion within walking distance

LAKE AUDUBON

2070 Twin Branches Road Lane depth: 3-5 feet Length: 25 meters

Diving board, grass area, picnic tables, wading pool, boat ramp to Lake Audubon within walking distance

LAKE NEWPORT

11601 Lake Newport Road Lane depth: 3.5-5.5 feet Length: 50 meters

Two 1-meter diving boards, wading pool, covered picnic area with charcoal grills, sand volleyball court, playground, softball and basketball within walking distance

2040 Upper Lakes Drive Lane depth: 3-5 feet Length: 25 meters

NEWBRIDGE

11768 Golf Course Square Lane depth: 3.5-12 feet Length: 25 meters

One-meter diving board, wading pool, picnic tables, tennis courts and playground within walking distance

NORTH HILLS

1325 North Village Road Lane depth: 2-5 feet Length: 25 meters

Wading pool with fountain, heated spa, ADA access and Hydrolift Chair to main pool, grass area, picnic tables, tennis courts within walking distance

NORTH SHORE

11515 North Shore Drive Lane depth: 3-11 feet Length: 25 meters

Seasonally heated main pool, heated spa, shaded upper deck with picnic tables, wading pool, diving board, Hydrolift Chair to main pool, Lake Anne Plaza and tennis courts within walking distance. Note: Parking only on North Shore Drive

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SHADOWOOD

2201 Springwood Drive Lane depth: 3-5 feet Length: 20 meters

Small slide into deep water, wading pool, grass area, picnic tables

TALL OAKS

12025 North Shore Drive Lane depth: 3-12 feet Length: 25 meters

One-meter diving board, wading pool, picnic tables, Tall Oaks Shopping Center within walking distance

UPLANDS

11032 Ring Road Lane depth: 3.5-8.5 feet Length: 25 meters

Zero-depth (0-3 ft) pool with interactive fountains and bench seating, in-water wheelchair available for pool access, picnic tables

The pool map is available on page 123.


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Pool Party Reston Association offers both after-hours private parties for groups of 15-350, and two-hour daytime birthday party packages for groups under 15 people. Private Pool Party

Private parties are very popular and certain weekends fill up fast, so plan now. Party catering discounts are available through Vocelli’s Italian Catering. Book before June 1 for a 10% discount.

Daytime Party Packages:

Admission for up to 15 people, pizza and drinks, reserved area at the pool, paper products, goody bags for each child, special gift for the birthday kid, and a party host to lead games/activities.

Reservations will begin Monday, April 1 for parties between May 25th and August 25th. Any parties after August 25th cannot be booked until after August 1st when we are able to confirm the necessary staffing. For details, see our fact sheets online or contact Willa at aquaticsinfo@reston.org or 703-435-6532.

Birthday party packages are available for children ages 4-11.

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DEAP stands for Drowning Education Awareness Program and is a collaborative effort between Reston Association and Reston Community Center to educate our community about water safety.

AQUATICS EVENTS & HAPPENINGS 2013 Reston Masters Jim McDonnell Lake Swims

SUNDAY, MAY 26 Lake Audubon, Lake Audubon Pool parking lot and bathhouse

Reston Masters Swim Team is holding its annual lake swim at Lake Audubon. Proceeds from the swim are donated to charity. For more information on the one or two-mile swim, visit www.restonmasters.com/ jmls-lake-swim/ Note: Practice Lake Swim will be on Saturday May 25 at Lake Audubon pool from 7:30-10:30 a.m. Participants, please park on Twin Branches Road.

Reston Association Aquatics staff would like to thank the following businesses for the goods, services, time and effort they donated to our operation in 2013!

Reston Sprint Triathlon SUNDAY, JUNE 3 Lake Newport Pool

Visit www.restonsprinttri.org for event information and future registration.

Special Events at the Pools

Stop by any of our special events this summer to hang with neighbors, watch a flick or cool off with some frozen treats. Our pools host over 30 special events throughout the season; Community Cookouts, Pool and Hot Tub movies, summer’s start and end parties, Ice Cream Socials and Popsicle Mania events. See Special Events section on page 102 for details.

DEAP offers three different presentations/classes that can be requested at any time yearround and is set up to serve the audience's schedule. To learn more about the programs offered, or request a session, please contact: Reston Community Center (RCC) 703-476-4500 Reston Association (RA) 703-435-6528

WHALE Tales (5-12 years old) Free, Registration Required

Longfellow’s WHALE Tales is a one-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 daycare centers.

Free, Registration Required

This FREE one-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 with children in the lower swimming levels how to provide guidance, care, supervision, motivation, and support to their child in our swim lesson programs.

General Water Safety (18 years and older) Free, Registration Required

This 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. For current information and registration, visit www.restoncommunitycenter.com.

Dr. Stephan Tisseront

Vocelli Pizza

All in Stitches

www. tisserontorthodontics.com

www.vocellipizza.com

www.allinstitchesva.com

For more info on Aquatic programs and events, please call the aquatics office at 703-435-6532.

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WELCOME BACK TO

DOGWOOD POOL A GRAND RE-OPENING EVENT

SATURDAY, MAY 11, 10 A.M. Dogwood Pool, 2460 Green Range Drive

FREE — no reservation required

Light morning refreshments available 10-11:30 a.m. Door prizes and giveaways! 10:15 a.m. 10:30 a.m. 10:45 a.m. 11 a.m.

Welcome and thank you to sponsors Acknowledgement of special guests Dedication of pavilion Facility open

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Three 25-meter lap lanes Diving board Zero depth entry In-water seating Play area with spray features Grass and picnic area Separate pavilion with built-in grills and seating Seasonal water feature outside pool enclosure and available without a pool pass late spring through summer.

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SCUBA

SCUBA Certification for adults and Seal Team camp for kids

Scuba Certification Courses Age: 12+ and up

PARTICIPATE IN AQUATICS Junior Lifeguarding

FLOTATION POLICY

No flotation devices (including but not limited to life jackets, inflatable arm bands, styrofoam floats, kick boards, pull buoys, barbell floats and flotation bathing suits) are allowed in any of our aquatic facilities.

Although it is not a popular policy, it is a very important policy and one that RA strongly believes in.

Permitted Items

The following pieces of equipment on the right are permitted for use by adults in lap lanes.

Are you interested in lifeguarding — but not quite ready? This course is designed to give 13-to15 year-olds a sneak peek into what it takes to become a great lifeguard. We cover all the basics and get you ready to enter the American Red Cross Lifeguarding program. Check out the Camps section page 73 for more information.

Reston Swim Team Association (RSTA)

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

KAYAK & CANOE CLASSES Canoe Kayak and Paddle Company, CKAPCO, offers a variety of classes and trips for all skill levels. Check out the introduction classes held in our own Lake Audubon or venture further from home on a scenic trip in our nation’s capital. General Information and Registration: 703-264-8911 (ask for Mike) or www.kayakreston.com

Reston Masters Swim Team (RMST)

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

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Fridays, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Saturdays, 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays, 2-7 p.m.

Knowledge and Skill Development Weekends MAY 31-JUNE 2 AUG. 2-4, AUG. 9-11 $300 $320

Open Water Evaluation Weekends JULY 13-14 SEPT. 28-29 $200 $220

Taught by a Professional Association of Dive Instructors (PADI) Master Scuba Diver Trainer (MSDT), these classes will lead to certification as a PADI Open Water Diver. The course consists of two phases; one in the classroom and pool and the last in open water. Medical history screening and prerequisite skill test (200-yard swim and 10-minute survival tread/ float) are required for this course. NOTE: You must complete both the Knowledge and Skill Development Weekend and the Open Water Evaluation Weekend to receive certification; however, each weekend is priced separately so that you can choose to complete both here in Reston or take only the first phase and complete your certification, with a PADI Diver Trainer, while on vacation. TO REGISTER: Contact PADI MSDT Frank Wilson to request a registration packet. 571-437-5189 or deep_blue_ scuba@excite.com

Seal Team Scuba Camp

SCUBA Seal Team Camp will not be offered in 2013 due to instructor and equipment availability; however, we hope to offer the program in future summers.


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AQUATIC PROGRAMS THIRD ANNUAL

Reston Kids Triathlon START RIDGE HEIGHTS POOL

SUNDAY

AUGUST 11, 2013 8 A.M. REGISTRATION OPENS APRIL 16, 7 P.M.

Scholarships available (application on website)

Volunteers & Sponsors Needed FREE Training Clinics will be held throughout the summer to help participants prepare for the big day.

INFO

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

SOUTH LAKES HIGH SCHOOL

Break out Box Dogwood Pool Fun Facts Location 2460 Green Range Drive near Glade Drive Dogwood opened in 1979 Grand-Re-Opening May 2013 Watch website for updates: www.reston. org Fun Fact There’s a bit of the Tyson’s Metro Rail Project in Dogwood. Fill dirt from that project was used in the renovation. Fun fact: The consultant on Filterra helped build the original pool.

For more info on Aquatic programs and events, please call the aquatics office at 703-435-6532.

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GROUP SWIM LESSONS

Classes are held Monday through Thursday for two consecutive weeks. There are no classes scheduled on Fridays unless a make-up lesson is scheduled, by the instructor, due to inclement weather. All group swim lessons are 35 minutes in length, except Levels 4, 5, 6 and Adult beginner which are 40 minutes.

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

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

PRIVATE

$96

$111

$76

$93

NOTE: SCHEDULE EXCEPTION FOR SESSION 2 ONLY – The first week of lessons will meet MondayFriday in order to make up for the July 4 holiday. There will be NO LESSONS on July 4. The second week of session 2 will be Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday with Friday reserved for inclement weather make-up.

SEMI-PRIVATE

All students must be the required age by the start of the course. Group swim lesson registration begins:

HOW TO REGISTER

Register online or in person beginning at 8:30 a.m.

STEP 1 Select and contact a Water Safety Instructor. STEP 2 Visit the Member Services desk at RA, where you will need to provide the name of your instructor.

Monday, May 6 Wednesday, May 8

Group lesson for all levels except the Parent & Child classes: $66 $83 Group lesson for the Parent & Child classes (per four lessons): $33 $41.50

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

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Water Test Day

SATURDAY, MAY 4 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Ridge Heights Heated Pool FREE — No reservation required

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


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GROUP SWIM LESSON LEVEL

CHILD & ME

Each of these classes requires a parent/ guardian to be in the water with each child. The only pre-requisites are that the children meet the age range of the class. Week two is an exact repeat of week one — you can register for all eight lessons or only four lessons and select your four from any days within the two-week session.

Baby & Me

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

Toddler & Me

Ages: 18-36 months Instructor helps parent and child by teaching how to get into the water, blowing bubbles, floating, gliding and kicking on front and back, along with an introduction to underwater skills and water safety.

Pre-Schooler & Me

Ages: 3-5 years Includes all skills from Swimming 1 — perfect for the reluctant learner or child who has difficulty separating from parents.

TEEN/ADULT Beginner

Ages: 13 + years Prerequisite: Desire to learn to swim and willingness to enter water up to waist depth. Skills: All skills are introduced with assistance and students are encouraged to do as much as they want independently in order to meet their own personal swimming goals. Skills include floating and gliding, breath control, entries and exits, 2-5 body lengths of various strokes. If you desire a higher level, please consider private swim lessons listed on previous page.

YOUTH

(Swimming 1-3 are divided into different classes for age ranges 3-5 and 6-12)

Swimming 1

Ages: 3-12 years All skills at this level are performed with instructor support or assistance. Prerequisite: Ability to separate from parent and participate in group lesson setting. Willingness to touch, enter, and interact with water. Skills: Entry and exits, submerging, bubble blowing, floating and gliding, rolling over in water, treading water action, and introductory arm and leg actions.

Swimming 2

Ages: 3-12 years Builds on the skills from Swimming 1 and encourages students to attempt skills independently. Prerequisite: Willingness to walk/bob in chest deep water, willingness to fully submerge head and face while standing without hesitation. Skills: Entry and exits, rhythmic submerging, bubble blowing while submerged, floating and gliding, rolling over in water, treading water action in shoulder depth water, and introductory strokes combining arm and leg action.

Swimming 3

Ages: 3-12 years Students perform all shallow water skills independently and are introduced to deeper water and a greater variety of strokes. Prerequisite: Ability to push off wall and begin arm paddling action, ability to propel self with kick while holding kickboard or barbell, willingness to jump from edge into deep water with hand holding, front crawl three body lengths, and swim on back three body lengths. Skills: Entry and exits (including jumping into deep water w/o hand holding), rhythmic submersion in chest deep water, rotary breathing, floating and gliding, pushing off from wall into streamline position, 3-5 body lengths of various kicks, 15 yards of front crawl, and elementary backstroke.

Swimming 4

Ages: 5-12 years Emphasis on technical development of swim strokes. Much of class is conducted in water six feet or deeper. Prerequisite: Combined skill; push off wall, travel 10 yards using front crawl stroke, roll over onto back, recover to vertical and bob/ bounce back to starting point in four through five feet of water, 15 yards of front crawl and elementary backstroke. Skills: 25 yards of elementary backstroke, front and back crawl, 15 yards of breaststroke, tread 30 seconds, rotary breathing and diving.

Swimming 5

Ages 6-12 years Emphasis on building endurance and increasing stroke proficiency. Conducted mostly in water six feet or deeper. Prerequisite: 25 yards of elementary backstroke, front and back crawl, 15 yards of breaststroke, tread 30 seconds, rotary breathing and diving. Skills: Surface dives, open turns, 50 yards of each (front crawl, back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke), tread one minute, butterfly stroke components {kick, arms, body motion, and timing}.

Swimming 6

Ages: 6-12 years Emphasis on endurance and stroke perfection. Conducted entirely in water 6 feet or deeper. Prerequisite: Surface dives, open turns, 50 yards of each {front crawl, back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke}, tread one minute, butterfly stroke components {kick, arms, body motion, and timing}. Skills: 100 yards of each {front crawl, back crawl, elementary backstroke and breaststroke} 25 yards in butterfly and sidestroke, racing starts and turns, introductions to Individual Medley (IM) event various forms of aquatic exercise.

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2013 SWIM LESSON SCHEDULE: Sessions 1-3 Baby and Me 6-18 months

Toddler and Me

18 - 36 months

Preschooler Swimming 1 Swimming 1 Swimming 2 Swimming 2 Swimming 3 Swimming 3 Swimming 4 Swimming 5 Swimming 6/ and Me Age: 3-5 Age: 6-12 Age: 3-5 Age: 6-12 Age: 3-5 Age: 6-12 Adult Beginner Age: 3-5

SESSION 1: JUNE 3 -14 (DUE TO EARLY SEASON COOL WATER TEMPERATURES, RIDGE HEIGHTS AND NORTH SHORE WILL BE HEATED FOR THE DURATION OF SESSION 1.) NORTH SHORE

11:45 AM 4 or 8 Lessons

RIDGE HEIGHTS

10:15 AM 11 AM

10:15 AM 11 AM

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

10:15 AM 11 AM 12:30 PM

SESSION 2: JUNE 24 – JULY 5 (LESSONS WILL NOT BE HELD ON THURSDAY, JULY 4. THEY WILL BE RESCHEDULED FOR FRIDAY, JUNE 28.)

10:15 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

11 AM

7 PM

GOLF COURSE ISLAND

7 PM

SHADOWOOD

7 PM

UPLANDS

7 PM

10:15 AM

11 AM

10:15 AM 11 AM

10:15 AM

9:30 AM

10:15 AM 11 AM

RIDGE HEIGHTS

11 AM

10:15 AM

7:45 PM

10:15 AM

7 PM 7 PM

7 PM

7:45 PM

7:45 PM

Adult Beg. 7:45 PM

7 PM

7:45 PM

7:45 PM

7:45 PM 7 PM 7 PM

SESSION 3: JULY 8- 19 HUNTERS WOODS LAKE NEWPORT

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

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

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10:15 AM 11 AM

10:15 AM

10:15 AM

7 PM

7:45 PM

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11 AM

10:15 AM 11 AM

9:30 AM 10:15 AM

7:45 PM

LAKE AUDUBON

11 AM

7 PM 7:45 PM

Adult Beg. 7:45 PM Swimming 6 7 PM

7:45 PM

7 PM

7 PM


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2013 SWIM LESSON SCHEDULE: Sessions 4-5 Baby and Me 6-18 months

Toddler and Me

18 - 36 months

Preschooler Swimming 1 Swimming 1 Swimming 2 Swimming 2 Swimming 3 Swimming 3 Swimming 4 Swimming 5 Swimming 6/ and Me Age: 3-5 Age: 6-12 Age: 3-5 Age: 6-12 Age: 3-5 Age: 6-12 Adult Beginner Age: 3-5

SESSION 4: JULY 22-AUG. 2 HUNTERS WOODS

10:15 AM

11 AM

LAKE NEWPORT

10:15 AM 11 AM

10:15 AM

10:15 AM

9:30 AM

9:30 AM

10:15 AM

10:15 AM 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

7 PM

11 AM

10:15 AM

10:15 AM 11 AM

11 AM

11 AM 7:45 PM

7 PM

GLADE

10:15 AM

7 PM

GOLF COURSE ISLAND

7:45 PM

LAKE AUDUBON

7 PM

7:45 PM

NEWBRIDGE

7:45 PM

7 PM

SHADOWOOD

7 PM

UPLANDS

7 PM

7 PM 7:45 PM 7 PM

Adult Beg. 7:45 PM

7 PM

7:45 PM

7 PM

7:45 PM

7 PM

7 PM 7 PM

SESSION 5: AUG. 5-16 (DUE TO THE DECREASE IN INSTRUCTOR AVAILABILITY, SCHEDULING IS LIMITED THIS SESSION. )

7 PM

GLADE GOLF COURSE ISLAND

7 PM

LAKE AUDUBON

7 PM

7 PM

10:15 AM

10:15 AM 11 AM

LAKE NEWPORT

11 AM 4 or 8 Lessons

7 PM 7:45 PM 7:45 PM

7 PM

Adult Beg. 7:45 PM

9:30 AM 11 AM

Swimming 6 10:15 AM

7:45 PM 9:30 AM

11 AM

9:30 AM 10:15 AM

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

ALL IN ONE PROTECTION from pool accidents. Instead of bulky disposable diapers covered by plastic pants – try the Ultimate Swim Diaper! On sale today at our Member Services desk. $8 each, variety of sizes and patterns available.

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OPEN SWIM TIMES Weekdays

Weekends

CLOSED DAY

DROP-IN FITNESS HOURS (FOR PASS HOLDERS AGE 16+)

Season 1: May 11-24 Dogwood Pool

weekends only

10 a.m.-7 p.m.

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.

Autumnwood Pool

3-7 p.m.

11 a.m.-7 p.m.

Wednesday

Dogwood Pool

3-7 p.m.

10 a.m.-7 p.m.

Thursday

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

11 a.m.-7 p.m.

10 a.m.-7 p.m.

Thursday

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

Noon-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. Tuesday-Friday 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

Season 2: May 25-June 18

6-8:30 a.m. weekdays

7-9 a.m. weekdays 7-9 p.m. Tuesday-Friday

Season 3: June 19-Aug. 18

For more info on Aquatic programs and events, please call the aquatics office at 703-435-6532.

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AQUATIC PROGRAMS 2013 POOL SCHEDULE POOL

OPEN SWIM TIMES Weekdays

Weekends

DROP-IN FITNESS HOURS (FOR PASS HOLDERS AGE 16+)

CLOSED DAY

Season 4: Aug. 19-Sept. 2 Glade Pool & Spa

11 a.m.-7 p.m.

11 a.m.-7 p.m.

Monday

Dogwood Pool

11 a.m.-7 p.m.

10 a.m.-7 p.m.

Thursday

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.

North Shore Heated Pool & Spa

3-9 p.m.*

11 a.m.-7 p.m.

Ridge Heights Heated Pool

3-7 p.m.

11 a.m.-7 p.m.

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

7-9 a.m. weekdays

Season 5: Sept. 3-29

EXCEPTIONS TO POOL SCHEDULE

WEEKEND HOURS

Last day of Fairfax County Public Schools

RSTA IM Finals

SUNDAY, MAY 12 1 p.m., Ridge Heights Pool LATE OPENING

Reston Master’s Annual Lake Swim In the event of a storm (or if the weather is cool, raining or drizzling) all Reston Association pools will close 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.

RSTA Meets

Saturdays, 1 p.m. Autumnwood Pool 6/22, 7/6, AND 7/13 Glade Pool 6/8, 7/13, AND 7/20 Golf Course Island Pool 6/8, 6/22, AND 6/29 Hunters Woods Pool 6/15, 6/22, AND 7/13 Lake Audubon Pool 6/15, 6/29, AND 7/20 Lake Newport Pool 6/8, 6/15, 6/22, 6/29, 7/13, AND 7/20 Newbridge Pool 6/15, 7/6, AND 7/20 Ridge Heights Pool 6/8, 6/29, AND 7/6

‘Amy’s Amigos’ Youth Triathlon

Inclement Weather

*After Sept. 8, pool closes at 7 p.m.

SUNDAY, MAY 26 1 p.m., Lake Audubon Pool LATE OPENING

Memorial Day

MONDAY, MAY 27 Times varies by pool, All pools

TUESDAY, JUNE 18 1 p.m. (unless regularly scheduled to open earlier in the day), All pools EARLY OPENING

Reston Sprint Triathlon SUNDAY, JUNE 2 1 p.m., Lake Newport Pool LATE OPENING

Independence Day THURSDAY, JULY 4 6 p.m., All pools

LATE OPENINGS

WEDNESDAY, JULY 17 4 p.m., Lake Newport Pool EARLY CLOSING

RSTA All-Stars Meet SATURDAY, JULY 27 1 p.m., Lake Newport Pool LATE OPENING

Lifeguard Olympics SUNDAY, JULY 28 7 p.m., All pools

EARLY CLOSING

Reston Kids Triathlon SUNDAY, AUG. 11 1 p.m., Ridge Heights Pool LATE OPENING

Labor Day

MONDAY, SEPT. 2 Times varies by pool, All pools WEEKEND HOURS

Other Hours

Pool hours not listed are reserved for maintenance, camp and day care use, or staff training.

RSTA Team parties

SUNDAY, JULY 21 6:30 p.m., Autumnwood, Glade, Golf Course Island, Hunters Woods, Lake Audubon, Lake Newport, Newbridge, North Hills, North Shore, and Ridge Heights EARLY CLOSING

EARLY CLOSING

For more info on Aquatic programs and events, please call the aquatics office at 703-435-6532. WWW.RESTON.ORG | SUMMER EDITION 2013

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RA CAMPS

TOP REASONS TO CHOOSE RA CAMPS

RA CAMPS… FRIENDSHIP AND FUN FOR OVER 35 YEARS! Where real friendships are forged, youthful energy abounds and memories last a lifetime. Treat your child to a true camp experience. See why the longest operating camps in Reston are the place to be. Generations of Restonians have grown up through the RA Camps tradition, from campers to counselors and directors to managers, even to an executive vice president.

Safety and supervision exceeds the minimum standards for Child Day Centers as required by the Virginia Department of Social Services.

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ADDITIONAL SERVICES Transportation

For an additional fee, van transportation is available within RA boundaries. Pick Up/Drop Off locations must be home, place of employment or daycare provider. (See page 74 for details.)

Services & Requirement

The icons will be listed for camps that meet that criteria. More information is provided on page 74.

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

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

Age Requirements �

Minimum age requirements must be met by Sept. 30, 2013. Maximum age requirements must be met on the first day of the session.

Registration

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.

Extended Care

Camp Shirt Required

An electronic version of the registration form is located on our web page at www.reston.org.

Questions? E-mail camps at camp@reston.org or call the camps registration desk at 703-435-6551.

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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) � Camp on Wheels (ages 6-12) � Day Camp (ages 7-11) � Science Camp (ages 8-12) � Teen Camp (ages 11-14) � Junior Lifeguarding (ages 13-15) � Counselor-In-Training (ages 14-16)

Mailing Address: ATTN: Camps Reston Association 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive Reston, VA 20191

Transportation

Extended Care

For an additional fee, extended care is provided from 7:30-9 a.m. and 4-5:30 p.m. (See page 74 for details.)

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RA CAMPS

Nature Music

Earth Explorers

From the warble of birds to the soft whispers of the wind, nature creates a beautiful symphony. Tune your ears to the sounds heard in the Nature Center woods. Make your own instruments using a variety of natural and recycled materials. Tweet like a robin, hum like a bee and croak in a frog chorus. Dance to music inspired by natural sounds. This week of camp will be music to your ears!

Pack your adventure bag and meet a travel guide who will help you explore this big, beautiful planet. Start out with a hike through the woods in search of local wildlife. Then use your imagination to jet off to other parts of the world to see what you can find. Dig in desert sand, feel the mist of a rainforest, play a waddling penguin game and wade in the water like a flamingo.

Lovable Monsters

The Sky’s the Limit

SESSION 1A: JUNE 24-28

NATURE TOTS Ages: 3-5 by Sept. 30, 2013 Campers must be potty trained.

JUNE 24-AUG. 2 Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive $80, $64 (session 1B prorated, holiday) $105, $84 (session 1B prorated, holiday)

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Discover nature through hands-on activities, special guests, exploratory walks and enjoy RA wading pool every Friday. Use their five senses to experience music, movement, crafts and special snacks. Learn social skills through group games and learning centers. Have fun with puppets, drama and other imaginary play.

SESSION 1B: JULY 1-5 NO CAMP ON JULY 4TH

Not all monsters are scary. Search the trails and streams for the fuzzy, furry and slimy “monsters” that call the nature center home. Take a peek under logs to find many-legged critters. Learn what to do when you feel scared. Read “Where the Wild Things Are,” and meet some truly lovable monsters.

SESSION 3A: JULY 22-26

SESSION 3B: JULY 29-AUG. 2

Hawks soaring, clouds drifting and the sun shining — the sky is full of wonders. Get a bird’s-eye view of the world and play a game with an Earth ball. Use the sunlight to create a special picture, and make a bracelet that changes color when you step outside. Watch how the wind blows a pinwheel, and fly a kite at Quartermaster Field. Float like a butterfly and do the “bird bop.”

Questions? E-mail camps at camp@reston.org or call the camps registration desk at 703-435-6551. WWW.RESTON.ORG | SUMMER EDITION 2013

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RA CAMPS

Wagon Trains

Tall Tales & Fairy Tales

Grab your cowboy hats and round up for some Wild West fun. We’ll pack our own modern day wagon for a frontier trip. Try your hand at some rope tricks, make a corn husk doll or patch together a quilt like those the pioneers made. Design a bandana and get ready for a foot stomping time.

Heroes, tricksters and crafty campers join together to explore folktales from around the world. Each morning begins with "Once upon a time..." as a daily story sets the stage for the day's activities. Discover a world of fun through games, costumes and crafts. Help to make your favorite storybook characters come to life.

Pocket Mysteries

Wadin’ in Water

Some pockets are tiny and others are deep. Some pockets hold monsters or frogs that leap. Who knows what will sneak into counselor pockets each week? So it’s solvers of riddles and guessers we seek. Each day’s adventure will start rather small, but will grow through the day ‘til there’s fun had by all. Join us for scavenger hunts, games and good deeds. We’ll trade some cool beads, create projects with seeds and yes, we’ll have plenty of fun, indeed!

Water is important to wildlife; they drink it, bathe in it, make it their home, and never watch television. Come out to play detective with us. Make a critter net to help you explore a Reston stream. Find animals that live in and around the water. Identify their tracks and make a plaster cast to take home. We’ll trek to Lake Anne to try our hand at fishing. If the fish don’t bite, that’s all right, we’ll make our own.

SESSION 1: JUNE 24-JULY 5 NO CAMP JULY 4TH.

HUG-A-TREE Ages: 5-7 by Sept. 30, 2013

Campers will…

JUNE 24-AUG. 16 4 Two-Week Sessions, Monday-Friday AM groups: 9 a.m.-Noon PM groups: 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Full-Day groups: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Brown's Chapel, 1575 Brown’s Chapel Road

Half-Day (AM or PM)

$165, $148.50 (session 1 prorated, holiday) $190, $171 (session 1 prorated, holiday)

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

Full-Day

$380, $342 (session 1 prorated, holiday) $430, $387(session 1 prorated, holiday)

SESSION 2: JULY 8-19

Questions? E-mail camps at camp@reston.org or call the camps registration desk at 703-435-6551.

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SESSION 3: JULY 22-AUG. 2

SESSION 4: AUG. 5-16


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Participate in sports, games, music, drama, crafts and swimming. Explore and learn about nature through hands-on activities and experiences. Expand their creativity and sense of wonder. Go on field trips within Reston and to selected sites outside of Reston. Build social and cooperative skills through small group interactions and teambuilding activities. Enjoy a lunch cookout and an end-of-summer party.

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Improve coordination and confidence through fun and challenging age-appropriate games with playground balls, parachutes, jump ropes and more! Improve skills, such as fielding, throwing and dribbling through participation in nonintimidating drills, relays and instruction. Enhance their understanding of rules, procedures and strategies associated with a variety of sports and leadup games such as soccer, basketball, kickball and whiffleball. Enjoy pool days at nearby RA pools. Build social skills and team work through small group interactions. Enjoy daily snack and a final awards ceremony.

MINI-CAMP Ages: 5-10 by Sept. 30, 2013

AUG. 19-23 1 One-Week Session, Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Brown’s Chapel, 1575 Brown’s Chapel Road $190 $215

SPORTSTERS Ages: 6-8 by Sept. 30, 2013

JUNE 24-AUG. 16 4 Two-Week Sessions, Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-Noon Lake Anne Park, 11301 North Shore Drive $160, $144 (session 1 prorated, holiday) $185, $166.50 (session 1 prorated, holiday)

Motor skill development made fun builds confidence that leads to a lifetime of success. Sportsters is located at beautiful Lake Anne Park, featuring a multipurpose court, practice wall, tennis courts, sand volleyball pit, spray fountain, playground and pavilion, just minutes from baseball and soccer fields.

Questions? E-mail camps at camp@reston.org or call the camps registration desk at 703-435-6551. WWW.RESTON.ORG | SUMMER EDITION 2013

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RA CAMPS

Super Scientists

Gone Buggy

Step into our lab and get ready to explore the fascinating world of science. Collect samples to view under a microscope. Discover where energy comes from and take a ride on our energy bicycle. Learn how to make a solar oven out of a pizza box and then use it to roast a marshmallow. Explore wacky weather and make a tornado in a bottle. Conduct simple chemistry experiments and explore the science of color mixing by tie-dying your own T-shirt.

In the trees, on the flowers, in the ground – insects are all around us. Become a junior entomologist and study the lives of our local insects. Use a net to find insects in a meadow, and look at a butterfly’s wing under a microscope. Make bug juice and use it to attract moths and other nocturnal insects. Dip in a creek to look for young dragonflies and diving beetles. Make a rock insect and decorate a bug box. This week is sure to be abuzz with excitement!

Globe Trotters

Naturalist’s Path

Grab your passport and your imagination, because we’re setting out for adventure! Follow the trail of a wacky scientist who is searching for rare plants and animals across the globe. Search the Nature Center woods and streams for salamanders. Journey through a rainforest in search of disappearing poison dart frogs. Explore the hot sands of the Sahara Desert to locate plants that survive with little water. Pull out your winter clothes as we brave the cold of the South Pole in our search for Emperor Penguins. Design a new species of animal and decide where it will live.

Journey through the past and discover the fascinating lives of famous naturalists. Join John Muir on a hike through the woods and make a journal of all that you see. Listen for birds with John James Audubon and use a pair of binoculars to scan the tree tops for feathered friends. Conduct plant experiments like George Washington Carver, and enjoy the sounds of our local streams with Rachel Carson. Set out on your own naturalist’s path.

SESSION 2A : JULY 8 -12

WALKER’S RANGERS Ages: 6-8 by Sept. 30, 2013

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Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-Noon Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive $80 $105

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Discover nature through hands-on activities, special guests and exploratory walks. Participate in science experiments, active games and creative craft making. Build social skills through small group interactions. Have a daily snack.

SESSION 2B: JULY 15-19

Questions? E-mail camps at camp@reston.org or call the camps registration desk at 703-435-6551.

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SESSION 4B: AUG. 12-16


RA CAMPS

Skateboarding

Inline Skating

Ready, Set, Go. An extreme camp for skateboard riders of all levels. Whether you have never been on a skateboard and want to learn or you are an experienced skateboard rider who wants to improve your skills, this camp is for you. Learn to push, olly, ride ramps, drop in, grind, stall and get air while skating with an America Inline-certified coach. Camp is held in the mobile skate park designed for skaters of all levels. Includes a new 4-foot quarter pipe, 3-foot mini half pipe, bank ramp, fun box, fly box, grind box, launch ramps, grind rails and ledges.

Skate, turn, stop and go! This exciting skate camp is for beginning through intermediate inline skaters. Campers learn how to gear up, stand up, avoid falling down, three ways to stop, turn, cross-over, skate backwards, play fun skating games and ride over small ramps.

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

Say “good bye” to the training wheels. Learn basic bike riding, steering, shifting, safety and rules of the road and improve skills. This camp provides a hands-on, educational way for children to master the art of bicycle riding.

SESSION 2B: JULY 15-19 SESSION 5: AUG. 19-23

CAMP ON WHEELS Ages: 6-13 by Sept. 30, 2013

Campers will…

Two 1-Week Sessions, Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Lake Newport Soccer Field Parking Area $220 $245

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

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Learn to skate, board or bike in an environment where safety and skills are a top priority. Increase your skills and confidence with American Inline’s fun, professional staff. Learn cooperative skills through group interaction. Campers provide their own equipment as listed. Participants receive camp T-shirt and stickers.

SESSION 2B: JULY 15-19 SESSION 5: AUG. 19-23

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

Bike Riding

Ages: 5-10 years old

SESSION 2B: JULY 15-19 SESSION 5: AUG. 19-23

Required equipment: Bike, bike gloves, helmet, water bottle or hydration pack, and snack in a labeled cooler.

Questions? E-mail camps at camp@reston.org or call the camps registration desk at 703-435-6551. WWW.RESTON.ORG | SUMMER EDITION 2013

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Wild, Wild West

SESSION 1: JUNE 24-JULY 5 NO CAMP JULY 4TH.

DAY CAMP Ages: 7-11 by Sept. 30, 2013

Campers will…

JUNE 24-AUG. 16 4 Two-Week Sessions, Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Brown’s Chapel, 1575 Brown’s Chapel Road $380, $342 (session 1 prorated, holiday) $430, $387 (session 1 prorated, holiday)

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Participate in hands-on nature activities, sports, games, crafts, music, drama and swimming. Enjoy pool parties, daytime cookouts, festivals and guest entertainers. Go on field trips within Reston and to selected sites outside of Reston. Learn cooperative skills through small group interaction and teambuilding activities.

Howdy partner! Join the rodeo. Be a roper. Be a clown. Sing some cowboy songs like Roy Rogers and Dale Evans. What act can you perform in the Wild West Stunt Show? Wash down your barbeque and baked beans with a frosty cold root beer and write all about your adventures in the camp newspaper. Happy trails to you!

Clue Finders

SESSION 2: JULY 8-19

Calling all sleuths! A mystery has arrived at camp and we need your help to solve it. Search for clues to complete the mission. Unlock the secrets of survival. Create a new spy code, spy gadgets and hidden picture artwork. The mystery of the mission will be revealed in the end, but only with your help.

Questions? E-mail camps at camp@reston.org or call the camps registration desk at 703-435-6551.

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Survival Challenge

SESSION 3: JULY 22-AUG. 2

How would you survive in the wilderness? What food would you take on your adventure and what gear would you carry in your pack? Take the Survival Challenge, make some primitive art, and prepare some food that will travel well. Learn about edible plants and the animal world’s greatest survivors.

Wet-n-Wild

SESSION 4: AUG. 5-16

Beat the heat of summer by cooling off in the water. Look for ‘wild’ life in the stream and all around camp, then make some wild artwork to take home. Run in water relays, create a water craft and invent your own water works. Have a wild pool party and a wacky, wet hair contest. Hold on tight. It will be a wild ride.


RA CAMPS

Airborne Science

SESSION 1: JUNE 24-JULY 5 NO CAMP JULY 4TH.

SCIENCE CAMP Ages: 8-12 by Sept. 30, 2013

JUNE 24 -AUG. 16 4 Two-Week Sessions, Monday-Friday 8:45 a.m.-3:45 p.m., Buzz Aldrin Elementary School, 11375 Center Harbor Road $380, $342 (session 1 prorated, holiday) $430, $387 (session 1 prorated, holiday)

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Science activities supplement this recreational camp program. Campers will spend a good portion of their day outside and in traditional camp activities.

Take science to the cutting edge of fun through experiments and exploration. Practice new computer skills. Meet guest scientists and learn about careers in science. Go on field trips within Reston and to selected sites outside of Reston. Participate in swimming, crafts, games and drama.

What sinks, swirls, and is constantly on the move around us? Launch off exploring air and the world above your head. Do some experiments with gases, forecast the weather, design your own kite and make a feeder for our flying animal friends. Fly high on a trip to Udvar Hazy National Air and Space Museum.

Geo Time

SESSION 2: JULY 8-19

Step into dinosaur prints that will take you back in time — Geological Time! Discover what it might have been like when dinosaurs roamed the earth, and go on a virtual dinosaur dig. Examine rocks and fossils that are millions of years old. Make your own fossils and see if you can find some sandstone, quartz or phyllite in Reston. Travel to the age of dinosaurs with a trip to the Hall of Paleobiology at the Museum of Natural History.

Expedition Climate Change SESSION 3: JULY 22-AUG. 2

Earth is an ever-changing planet. Learn how climate change is thought to be affecting the animals and plants around us. Could you survive in the hot desert or in the cold arctic? Learn how scientists prepare for a scientific expedition. Heat up the lab with experiments demonstrating the greenhouse effect and glacial melt. Calculate your own carbon footprint and learn how your energy use affects our planet. Visit the National Geography Museum’s Explorers Hall.

Scaly, Slimy Fun

SESSION 4: AUG. 5-16

Explore slippery, slimy and scaly members of the animal kingdom. What is the difference between a frog and a toad or a tortoise and a turtle? Learn why some species are in trouble and how we can help them. Make your own slime and try some slimy experiments. Listen to and imitate frog and toad calls, touch a snake, and go on a herpetological search around Reston to look for turtles, snakes, frogs, and salamanders. Take a field trip to the National Zoo.

Questions? E-mail camps at camp@reston.org or call the camps registration desk at 703-435-6551. WWW.RESTON.ORG | SUMMER EDITION 2013

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Go West!

Survivors!

Explore the wilds of the west. Practice the trades and skills of the frontier as we make leather crafts and traditional Native American crafts and dress in old western costumes for some “old time” photographs. See some real gold mining history at Monroe Park, in the Goldvein, Virginia and even do some panning for real gold. Have a hootin’ and hollarin’ good time on our day at Massanutten Water Park.

Can you rough it with the best of them? Take the challenge of scaling a climbing wall. Enjoy a game of laser tag, trekking in the woods, visit Riverbend Park, and an all-day trip and cook out at Echo Lake at Greenbrier State Park, MD. At the National Zoo, see some species that have survived millions of years. Come and find out what it takes to survive the Teen Camp challenge! Let’s challenge the rides on our trip to King’s Dominion.

Believe It Or Not

Beach Week

Do you have an interest in the strange, the unusual, the interesting, the odd or just the plain weird? Investigate the unusual and the strange things people will do to get their names in the record books. Go underground and tour a cavern to see some awesome sights. Then, take in some unbelievable views as we explore the George Washington National Forest. Spend a day in Richmond and visit the Science Museum of Virginia, the Metro Richmond Zoo and more!

Visit Calvert Cliffs and Flag Ponds Nature Park to hike the trails, search for fossils and shark’s teeth while we enjoy our visit to the Chesapeake Bay. Soak up some rays, play beach volleyball, and explore a wetlands area. Hula at the Teen Camp Luau where we’ll play some beach games and enjoy some fruity cool treats. Join us for sun, swimming, stories and s’mores! Let’s cruise the Boardwalk and pool area on our trip to Hershey Park.

SESSION 1: JUNE 24- JULY 5 NO CAMP JULY 4TH.

TEEN CAMP Ages: 11-14 by Sept. 30, 2013

Teens will…

JUNE 24-AUG. 16 4 Two-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 $425, $382.50 (session 1 prorated, holiday) $475, $427.50 (session 1 prorated, holiday)

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Take an extended road trip to a fun destination each session. Participate in sports & games, arts & crafts, nature exploration, swimming and boating. Develop leadership skills by working with our younger campers. Develop interpersonal skills through small group interactions and team building challenges.

Note: On extended road trip days, all parents must pick up campers. No PM Transportation or Extended Care is available on these days.

SESSION 2: JULY 8-19

Questions? E-mail camps at camp@reston.org or call the camps registration desk at 703-435-6551.

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SESSION 3: JULY 22-AUG. 2

SESSION 4: AUG. 5-16


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Train side-by-side with American Red Cross-certified instructors. Develop communication and decision-making skills. Gain valuable skills to help pass the American Red Cross Lifeguard Training course. Meet RA aquatics staff.

JUNIOR LIFEGUARDING Ages: 13-15 by Sept. 30, 2013

JULY 8-19 One 2-Week Session, Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Location: TBA $240 $265 Dive into summer by gaining the knowledge, attitudes and skills required for future lifeguards! Brought to you in partnership with RA Aquatics.

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Learn how to be dynamite counselors. Share, teach and interact with our campers. Train side-by-side with a fun and caring staff. Go on field trips and recreational outings. Explore the natural world and learn how to share it with others. Join the excitement of our camps from a new and challenging perspective.

COUNSELOR-INTRAINING (CIT) PROGRAM Ages: 14-16 by Sept. 30, 2013

SESSIONS 1. JUNE 24 -JULY 5 (NO CAMP JULY 4TH.) 2. JULY 8-19 3. JULY 22-AUG. 2 4. AUG. 5-16 4 Two-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). Afternoon

CITs participate in skill building and recreational activities, then depart from Brown’s Chapel, 1575 Brown’s Chapel Road.

The CIT program is fun, but also goal oriented. The ultimate goal of the program is to prepare you to be counselors. You will have the opportunity to learn skills that will not only help you in camp situations, but also in life. You will have the opportunity to observe many counselors at work and get hands-on experience at the different camps.

The skills that this program focuses on are: � Communication � Leadership � Teaching � Character Development � Environmental Education � 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.

$245, $220.50 (session 1 prorated, holiday) $295, $265.50 (session 1 prorated, holiday) Note to our applicants: 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.

Questions? E-mail camps at camp@reston.org or call the camps registration desk at 703-435-6551. WWW.RESTON.ORG | SUMMER EDITION 2013

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CAMP REGISTRATION

Registration is in progress… SIGN UP TODAY! Space is limited.

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

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

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

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Minimum age requirements must be met by Sept. 30, 2013. Maximum age requirements must be met on the first day of each session.

Transportation

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Confirmation Letters & Forms

In addition to your receipt, all registrants will receive a confirmation letter by e-mail within two weeks of their registration. You then must go to the RA website at http://bit.ly/ fh0PsQ to download the camper forms, which must be completed and returned by June 1. These forms include a physical and proof of identification. Camp forms are also available by contacting the camp office at 703-435-6551.

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

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

Extended Care

AM: $45/Session, (7:30-9 a.m.) Exception: Science Camp and Teen Camp Extended Care is $50. PM: $45/Session, (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, Camp on Wheels and Junior Lifeguarding. PM Extended Care is available for all camps except Nature Tots, Walker’s Rangers, morning Hug-ATree, Camp on Wheels, Sportsters and Junior Lifeguarding. As part of the service, RA will transport campers to their appropriate camps in the

Questions? E-mail camps at camp@reston.org or call the camps registration desk at 703-435-6551.

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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 Shirts

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

CAMP CALENDAR MAY 1 JUNE 1

CAMP BALANCES ARE DUE. CAMPER FORMS ARE DUE. LAST DAY FOR REFUNDS.

SESSIONS

SESSION 1: JUNE 24-JULY 5 (NO CAMP. JULY 4TH) SESSION 1A: JUNE 24-28 (NATURE TOTS) SESSION 1B: JULY 1-5 (NATURE TOTS) SESSION 2: JULY 8-15 SESSION 2A: JULY 8-12 (WALKER’S RANGERS) SESSION 2B: JULY 15-19 (WALKER’S RANGERS, CAMP ON WHEELS) SESSION 3: JULY 22-AUG. 2 SESSION 3A: JULY 22-26 (NATURE TOTS) SESSION 3B: JULY 29-AUG. 2 (NATURE TOTS) SESSION 4: AUG. 5-16 SESSION 4A: AUG. 5-9 (WALKER’S RANGERS) SESSION 4B: AUG. 13-16 (WALKER’S RANGERS) SESSION 5: AUG. 19-23 (MINI CAMP & CAMP ON WHEELS)


RA CAMPS RESTON ASSOCIATION

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

Questions? E-mail camps at camp@reston.org or call the camps registration desk at 703-435-6551. WWW.RESTON.ORG | SUMMER EDITION 2013 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive | Reston | Virginia | 20191-3404 | www.reston.org

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YOUTH TENNIS 10 & UNDER RA offers spring, summer and fall tournaments ranging from USTAsanctioned to friendly local round robins. The tennis program also features men’s, women’s and junior leagues as well as adult and junior individual and group lessons. Register for leagues, lessons and tournaments at Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive or online at www.reston.org. General tennis information can be found on our website as well as on the tennis court bulletin boards at each of the tennis complexes. All registrations must be made online or at Reston Association. With 52 outdoor tennis courts, 26 lighted for night play, Reston Association offers one of the most extensive tennis programs in the Washington metropolitan area.

MEET OUR 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 council chair of the USTA National Volunteer Development Council. ROB 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.

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

QuickStart Tennis for Munchkins (ages 3-4)

This exciting new play format for learning tennis is designed to bring kids into the game by utilizing specialized equipment, shorter court dimensions and modified scoring — all tailored to age and size. Kids enjoy a motivating introduction to tennis emphasizing fun and play. It’s the fast, fun way to get kids into tennis and keep them playing. Parents or guardians must be present and join in the fun. Class size limited to eight. Once a week for six weeks

SESSION 2: MAY 20-JULY 1 SESSION 3: JULY 8-AUG. 12

(No classes on Memorial Day weekend.)

Monday, 2-2:45 p.m., 3-3:45 p.m. North Shore Courts Saturday, 10-10:45 a.m, 11-11:45 a.m. North Shore Courts $93

$102

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

This exciting new play format for learning tennis is designed to bring kids into the game by utilizing specialized equipment, shorter court dimensions and modified scoring — all tailored to age and size. Kids enjoy a motivating introduction to tennis emphasizing fun and play. It’s the fast, fun way to get kids into tennis and keep them playing. We encourage a parent or guardian to join in the fun to make this class a success. The emphasis will be on learn, practice and play. To be enrolled in Aces II, you must have completed Aces I. Class size limited to eight.

Aces I (ages 5-7)

Once a week for six weeks

SESSION 2: MAY 20-JULY 6 SESSION 3: JULY 8-AUG. 17

(No classes on Memorial Day weekend.)

Monday, 2:30-3:30 p.m., 3:30-4:30 p.m. Fridays, 4-5 p.m., 5-6 p.m. Saturdays, 9-10 a.m., 10-11 a.m., 11 a.m.-Noon, Noon-1 p.m.

Aces II (ages 5-8)

Once a week for six weeks

Mondays, 4:30-5:30 p.m., 5:30-6:30 p.m. Fridays, 5-6 p.m. Saturdays, Noon-1 p.m.

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

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emphasizing fun and play. It’s the fast, fun way to get kids into tennis and keep them playing. We encourage a parent or guardian to join in the fun to make this class a success. The emphasis will be on learn, practice and play. To be enrolled in Aces II, you must have completed Aces I. Class size limited to eight. Three times a week for two weeks

SESSION 1: JUNE 18-27 SESSION 2: JULY 9-18 SESSION 3: JULY 23-AUG. 1 SESSION 4: AUG. 6-15 Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 9-10 a.m, 10-11 a.m, 11 a.m.-Noon North Shore Courts $93

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Aces III (ages 6-9)

Once a week for six weeks

SESSION 2: MAY 20-JULY 6 SESSION 3: JULY 8-AUG. 17

(No classes on Memorial Day weekend) Coach: Rod Paolini

Monday, 4:30-5:30 p.m., 5:30-6:30 p.m. Saturdays, 9-10 a.m. North Shore Courts $99

$108

Aces III (ages 6-9)

Coach: Rod Paolini Twice a week for three weeks

SESSION 2: APRIL 30- MAY 16 SESSION 3: MAY 21-JUNE 6 SESSION 4: JUNE 11-27 SESSION 5: JULY 9-25 SESSION 6: JULY 30-AUG. 15 Tuesday & Thursday, 4:30-5:30 p.m. North Shore Courts $99

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Quickstart Tennis for Champions (ages 7-10)

Coach: Rod Paolini This is the next step for children who are committed to improving their tennis skills. The Quickstart format will be implemented but there will be more of a focus on forehand and backhand stroke production so that students can consistently hit the ball over the net. Twice a week for three weeks

SESSION 2: APRIL 30- MAY 16 SESSION 3: MAY 21-JUNE 6 SESSION 4: JUNE 11-27 SESSION 5: JULY 9-25 SESSION 6: JULY 30-AUG. 15 Tuesday & Thursday, 6-7 p.m., Hook Road Courts $99 $108

Drop in Tennis at the 10 and Under Courts

Reston is offering an opportunity for juniors play tennis on the short courts in a supervised environment. A Reston Tennis Staff member will be on hand to start and supervise play. If your child is looking for more play time on courts that are sized just for them, this is a great option.

Tuesday, 4-5 p.m., 5-6 p.m. $5 (Per Hour)

$6 (Per Hour)

JTT strives to provide a cooperative team environment that fosters integrity, self -reliance, positive self- esteem, and promotes social skills while developing lifelong tennis players. It is a great entry point into competition and match play. BENEFITS ƒƒ Fun ƒƒ Leadership ƒƒ Match Play ƒƒ Opportunities to advance to Kastles Play Day, Districts and Sectionals. ƒƒ MAS ranking points are awarded at Districts (L4) and Sectionals(L3) SCHEDULE (6-week summer program) Try Outs: Monday, June 3 Tuesday, June 4, 6-8 p.m. Match Dates: Saturday, June 8-July 13, 4-6 p.m. Districts: August 2-4, 2013, at Boar's Head Sports Club in Charlottesville PRACTICES Mondays, 5-7 p.m., Hook courts

FORMAT ƒƒ 10 & UNDER TEAM COMPOSITION: Minimum 3 boys & 3 girls ƒƒ 8 & UNDER TEAM COMPOSITION: Minimum 4 players (non-gender specific) COST $175 (Reston League Fee) TO REGISTER 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)

TENNIS BIRTHDAY PARTIES Let one of our professionallytrained tennis pros lead the group in fun-filled instructional activities. 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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JUNIOR TENNIS

Learn, Practice & Play for Juniors (ages 8-12)

Level One

Introduces serve, volley, forehand and backhand strokes, court positions and tennis terms. Once a week for six weeks

SESSION 2: JUNE 1-JULY 6 SESSION 3: JULY 13-AUG. 17 Saturday, 9-10 a.m., Autumnwood Saturday, 11-Noon, Autumnwood $116 $120

Level One

Introduces serve, volley, forehand and backhand strokes, court positions and tennis terms. Twice a week for three weeks

SESSION 2: APRIL 29-MAY 16 SESSION 3: MAY 20-JUNE 6 SESSION 4: JUNE 10-27 SESSION 5: JULY 8-25 SESSION 6: JULY 29-AUG. 15

(No classes on Memorial Day Weekend.)

Monday & Wednesday, 5-6 p.m., Lake Newport Tuesday & Thursday, 5-6 p.m., Lake Newport $116 $120

Level Two

This class is for players who are now able to rally, serve and play points.

Level Two

This class is for players who are now able to rally, serve and play points. Once a week for six weeks

SESSION 2: JUNE 1-JULY 6 SESSION 3: JULY 13-AUG. 17

(No classes on Memorial Day Weekend.)

Saturday, 10-11 a.m., Autumnwood $116 $120

Advanced Futures Program I (ages 8-12)

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

SESSION 1: APRIL 10-MAY 15 SESSION 2: MAY 22-JUNE 26 SESSION 3: JULY 10-AUG. 14

(No classes on Memorial Day.)

Wednesday, 6-7 p.m., Hook Road $116 $120

Twice a week for three weeks

SESSION 2: APRIL 29-MAY 16 SESSION 3: MAY 20-JUNE 6 SESSION 4: JUNE 10-27 SESSION 5: JULY 8-25 SESSION 6: JULY 29-AUG. 15

(No classes on Memorial Day Weekend.)

Advanced Futures Program II (ages 8-12) Coach: Chume Bertrand Each session will include stroke analysis, instruction, drills, tactics, footwork, conditioning, doubles and singles strategy. Once a week for six weeks

SESSION 1: APRIL 19-MAY 14 SESSION 2: MAY 21-JUNE 25 SESSION 3: JULY 9-AUG. 13

(No classes on Memorial Day.)

Tuesday, 5-6:30 p.m., Lake Newport $174 $176

Twice a week for three weeks

SESSION 2: APRIL 29-MAY 15 SESSION 3: MAY 20-JUNE 5 SESSION 4: JUNE 10-26 SESSION 5: JULY 8-24 SESSION 6: JULY 29-AUG. 14

(No classes on Memorial Day Weekend.)

Junior Match Play (ages 8-12)

Level One

This is an opportunity designed for advanced juniors looking for match play outside of lessons. Students will be on court with an RA Professional working on strategy and conditioning during actual match play situations. Strokes will be evaluated, not instructed, so students must be able to serve and rally at a high level to participate. The group will meet once a week for Let’s play! Once a week for six weeks

SESSION 2: MAY 23-JUNE 27 SESSION 3: JULY 11-AUG. 15 Wednesday, 5-6:30 p.m., Shadowood $135 $137 Three times a week for two weeks

SESSION 1: JUNE 18-27 SESSION 2: JULY 9-18 SESSION 3: JULY 23-AUG. 1 SESSION 4: AUG. 6-15 Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, 9-10 a.m, 10-11 a.m, 11-Noon Autumnwood $135 $137

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

Monday & Wednesday, 5-6 p.m., Lake Newport Tuesday & Thursday, 5-6 p.m., Lake Newport $116 $120

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Teen Tennis (ages 13-16)

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

Monday & Wednesday, 6-7 p.m., Lake Newport $116 $120

Level Two

Reviews Level One strokes with an emphasis on stroke execution. Introduces lob and overhead, scoring and rules. Students will play, so they must know the basic strokes and forehand rallying.

Monday & Wednesday, 7-8 p.m., Lake Newport $116 $120

Level Three

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


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JUNIOR TOURNAMENTS

Junior Northern Virginia League RA sponsors a junior tennis team in the Northern Virginia Tennis League in the following age divisions: 12, 14 & 18. The child’s age on June 30, 2013 determines the age group in which he or she will play. Registration deadline is June 15. Players will be asked to provide snacks and drinks when we are the home team.

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

Reston 10 and Under L3 Advanced Tournament Boys and Girls Singles and Doubles

Coach: Rob Tucker 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.

Saturday, June 29, 2013 Lake Newport Courts — 78 foot court using the green ball. Fee: $30 Register online www.usta.com ID #300034813

Wednesdays, June 26-July 31 Matches start at 9 a.m. $50

Reston 10 and Under Intermediate Tournament Boys and Girls Singles and Doubles

SESSION 2: APRIL 30-MAY 16 SESSION 3: MAY 21-JUNE 6 SESSION 4: JUNE 11-27 SESSION 5: JULY 9-25 SESSION 6: JULY 30-AUG. 15 Tuesday & Thursday, 4:30-6 p.m. Autumnwood $174 $175

Saturday, July 13, 2013 Hook Road Courts - 60 foot courts using the orange ball Fee: $30 Register online www.usta.com ID #300035013

KINGS & QUEENS OF THE COURT One-Day Shootouts Men’s Singles & Women’s Doubles

Private Tennis Lessons

SATURDAYS 4/6, 4/13, 4/20, 4/27

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

PRIVATE $64-70/hour

$66-72/hour

SEMI PRIVATE $35 person/hour

$55

Practices: Mondays, June 10-July 29, 5-7 p.m., Hook Road Call 703-435-6502 for more information. All players will receive a Team Shirt.

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Eight player/team draws Based on RA or USTA ratings — 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5 Three one-set matches with no-add scoring on hard courts Compass draw format (winners vs. winners, etc.) Two matches in a.m. and one in p.m. RA tennis members and non-resident members only Wednesday deadline each week Entries cut off after eight entries per group Group winners move up except 4.5

$36 person/hour

Book a series of six private lessons or semiprivate lessons and receive a 5 percent discount. Contact tennis@reston.org or call 703-435-6502 for a list of available pros.

Fee: $5 entry fee per person; prizes for each group winner Call Jim Elder at 703-437-5341 to sign up.

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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 two 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

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

Twice-A-Week Group Lesson for three weeks SESSION 2: APRIL 29-MAY 16 SESSION 3: MAY 20-JUNE 6 SESSION 4: JUNE 10-27 SESSION 5: JULY 8-25 SESSION 6: JULY 29-AUG. 15

(No classes on Memorial Day weekend. )

$126

$135

Beginners

Tuesday & Thursday, 6-7 p.m., Lake Newport Monday & Wednesday, 8-9 p.m., Lake Newport

Advanced Beginners

Tuesday & Thursday, 7-8 p.m., Lake Newport Monday & Wednesday, 6-7 p.m., Lake Newport

Intermediates

Tuesday & Thursday, 8-9 p.m., Lake Newport Monday & Wednesday, 7-8 p.m., Lake Newport

Once a week for four weeks SESSION 2: MAY 11-JUNE 8 SESSION 3: JUNE 15-JULY 13 SESSION 4: JULY 20-AUG. 10

(No classes on Memorial Day weekend and July 6.)

Beginners

Adult Match Play

This is an opportunity designed for all level adults looking for match play outside of lessons. Students will be on court with an RA Tennis Professional working on strategy during actual match play situations, including at times live ball drills where a pro feeds balls into match situations. Players will then play points out, competitively trying to win the point and the game. Strokes will be evaluated, not instructed, so students must be able to serve and rally in order to participate. Let’s play tennis. Meets once a week for six weeks

SESSION 2: MAY 21-JUNE 25 SESSION 3: JULY 9-AUG. 13 Tuesday, 10-11:30 a.m., Shadowood $135 $137

Practice and Play

Put into play what you [ NEW ] have learned in your practice session. Meet twice a week for three weeks. One day is dedicated to a lesson format and one day is a play format.

SESSION 1: MAY 6-MAY 23 SESSION 2: JUNE 3-20 SESSION 3: JUNE 24-JULY 11

(Make-up will be scheduled for July 4th.)

Advanced Beginners

SESSION 4: JULY 15-AUG. 1 Monday & Thursday, 10-11 a.m., Shadowood $126 $135

Intermediates

Fitness and Tennis Fun

Saturday, Noon-1:30 p.m., Autumnwood Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-Noon, Autumnwood Saturday, 9-10:30 a.m., Autumnwood

This is a high energy fitness class that combines the best features of tennis with a dynamic aerobic workout which will include a warm-up, a drill-based workout and a cool-down. All drills are specifically designed to be fun,

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challenging, and will get you moving. You will hit forehands, backhands and volleys and have constant movement on the court. This is a great and healthy workout for people of all ages and abilities. When you are done hitting tennis balls, you will have energy to spare for the rest of your day! Meets once a week for six weeks

SESSION 1: APRIL 10-MAY 15 SESSION 2: MAY 22-JUNE 26 SESSION 4: JULY 10-AUG. 14 Wednesday, 10-11 a.m., Shadowood $126 $135

Mixed Doubles Round Robin

If you are looking to play more tennis with your partner, we invite you to join our Mixed Doubles Round Robin. All levels of play are welcome. You must have a partner to play in the Round Robin; 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 Round Robin coordinator in advance. If you have any questions before then, please contact the tennis office or send an e-mail to tennis@reston.org. Round Robin play will run for 10 weeks.

MAY 31-AUG. 2

(Deadline to sign up is May 24.)

Fridays, 7-9 p.m., Lake Newport $20 per person person

$22 per


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S3.0 Lite $179

M3.0 $179

S5.0 Lite $179

M5.0 $179

S6.0 Lite $179

S8.0 Lite $179

RA TENNIS PRO SHOP

SHOWCASING 2013 DUNLOP RACQUETS AVAILABLE FOR DEMO Call 703-435-6502 for more info on racket demos and shoes.

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ADULT TENNIS Drop-In Tennis

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 acccept one player each. If the court next to you has not finished, you are asked to wait outside the court or on a bench. This format will continue until nobody is waiting to play. Once people are waiting to play, you are asked to go back to the five-game NO-AD matches. Courts 1 and 2 should be used by players 3.5 and below when no line is present. Courts 5 and 6 should be used for 3.5 and above when no line is present. If court 3 has no lessons at 9 p.m., it will be reserved for drop-in tennis. Call the tennis office at 703-435-6502 for details.

Tuesday, 7-10 p.m., Lake Newport Tennis Courts: 1,2,5,6 *Drop-in tennis is for Reston Association Members and tennis members only. Nonmembers must purchase an RA tennis membership to participate.

Stroke Of The Week

Three to eight players. Must register at least one week in advance.

Tuesday, 7-8 p.m., Shadowood Thursday, 10-11 a.m., Shadowood DATE STROKE June 4 Serves June 11 Volleys and half volley June 18 Serve and volley- attack the net June 25 Forehands July 9 Backhands: one-and two-handed July 16 Overheads and lobs July 23 Approach shots July 30 Doubles strategy DATE STROKE June 6 Serves June 13 Volleys and half volley June 20 Serve and volley- attack the net June 27 Forehands July 11 Backhands: one-and two-handed July 18 Overheads and lobs July 25 Approach shots August 1 Doubles strategy

Book four strokes and receive a 5 percent discount. $24 $26

Adult Serve & Return Lesson

Groups of up to four students meet once a week for four weeks to become masters of their serve. 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 7-28 SESSION 3: JUNE 4-25 SESSION 4: JULY 9-30 Tuesday, 6-7 p.m., Shadowood $80

$88

ADULTS TENNIS LEAGUES

(18 and older)

Tennis Ratings

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

Senior Round Robin (Ages: 55+)

JUNE 7-JULY 12 (RAIN DATE JULY 19)

Still looking for competitive fun play? Join the senior inter-Reston league on Fridays from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Hook Courts. The format will be doubles. The fee is $15 for six weeks of play per person. Register in advance at the tennis office at 703-435-6502.

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-1, B-2, B-3, B-4). MATCH LOCATION

Women play at Lake Newport, Hook Road and Autumnwood on weekday mornings or travel to other area clubs. $17 $20* *Non-members must purchase a RA tennis membership to participate.

For more info on tennis programs and classes, please contact Tennis@reston.org or call 703-435-6502.

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Northern Virginia Tennis League

Men! Women! Seniors!... Play singles, doubles or mixed doubles in the Northern Virginia Tennis League. This league begins early May and continues through July. $17/person $20/person* *Non-residents must purchase a RA Tennis Membership to participate.

Reston Team Tennis

Reston 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 703435-6502 if you would like to join a team or start your own. FORMAT ƒƒ Men’s and Women’s Singles, Doubles and Mixed Doubles. ƒƒ Matches can be played with as few as four players or as many as ten players per team. Reston Team Tennis partners with the Champion Washington Kastles. Every player that registers for RTT will automatically be entered into a drawing for two tickets to a Washington Kastles match with a meet-and-greet session. Halfway into the season two teams will be selected by lottery to play on the Washington Kastles Center Court in Washington, DC. [ NEW ]

START DATE: APRIL 17 Wednesday: 3.0-3.5, Thursday: 4.0-4.5 7-10 p.m., Glade, Lake Newport, Hook Road, Shadowood, North Hills and Autumnwood Courts. $70 $75* *Non-residents must purchase a RA Tennis Membership to participate.


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SAVE THE DATE Saturday, July 20 Reston Tennis Day with the Washington Kastles. We will have a block of tickets reserved to see the Washington Kastles play the New York Sportimes. For more info, contact Mary Conaway at 703-435-6534.

MURPHY JENSEN CLINIC

Saturday May 11 2-4 p.m.

Lake Newport Tennis Courts

FREE

Adult Clinic: Come out and enjoy drills with Murphy and the Reston Pro Staff To reserve your spot, call RA Tennis Office at 703-435-6502. Spaces are limited.

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MEN SINGLES LADDER

Upon completion of registering, you will receive a password to the online ladder. Available at Shop RA under Adult Tennis Leagues. Fee: $10 per person.

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. 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 at tennisengine.com within 24 hours of the match. The ladder listing is updated each time a new challenge match score has been entered. The rules will be interpreted and disputes between members will be settled at the sole discretion of the ladder coordinator, Rob Tucker, at 703435-6502.

RA TENNIS COURT RULES Usage

RA Members with their membership cards (Guests must have a guest pass and be accompanied by the host member.). Players must show membership cards and guest passes on the changeover to court monitor. RA instructors are the ONLY persons permitted to give lessons on a fee-paying basis.

Reserving a Court

Players must place their membership card and a racquet (or racquet cover) on the numbered hooks on the courtside bulletin boards or gates. Failure to display the racquet/cover and the membership card or key tag means the court is not reserved. Players reserving courts must remain courtside while waiting to play. Players may not reserve a court while playing. RA may reserve courts for lessons, tournaments, league play and court rentals.

Priority of Play

Court changes are made on the hour. Please show your pass when entering the court. Play is limited to one hour for singles and two hours for doubles when other people are waiting. Players who have used the court for a fraction of the hour must

vacate on the hour when others are waiting to play.

North Hills Courts

Enforcement of the Rules

Shadowood Courts

RA court monitors and staff will enforce the rules of court play. Failure to adhere to these rules will result in loss of court privileges. Membership cards and guest passes are available at the RA tennis office, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20191-3404. Guest passes are also available from a court monitor.

TENNIS COURTS

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2201 Springwood Drive

Upper Lakes Tennis Courts Upper Lakes Drive/Sunrise Valley Drive

Uplands Tennis Courts 11032 Ring Road

RA Tennis Advisory Committee Announces

ADOPT-A-BENCH

Autmnwood Courts 11950 Walnut Branch Road

Barton Hill Tennis Courts Sunrise Valley Drive/Barton Hill Road

Colts Neck Tennis Courts

Colts Neck Road (south of Steeplechase Drive)

Glade Tennis Courts 11550 Glade Drive

Hook Road Courts

(also 10 & Under 60 ft Lines) Fairway Drive/Hook Road

Lake Anne Tennis Courts (with blended lines) 11301 North Shore Drive

Lake Newport Courts 11452 Baron Cameron Avenue

Newbridge Tennis Courts 11718 Golf Course Square

North Shore Tennis Courts (10 & Under 36 ft Courts) 11515 North Shore Drive

For more info on tennis programs and classes, please contact Tennis@reston.org or call 703-435-6502.

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


TENNIS PROGRAMS

COME OUT & PLAY:

TEAM TENNIS FOR LIFE MAY 18-19, 2013

SOUTH LAKES HIGH SCHOOL WHO

All are welcome!

WHAT

Reston Tennis at Reston Relay for Life

WHERE

South Lakes High School Tennis Courts and Track

WHEN

May 18-19 Tennis: 1-8 p.m. Walking: 8 p.m. - 8 a.m.

WHY

To help raise money in the fight against cancer

FEE

$10 donation/hour of tennis Visit our Relay for Life page and join “Team Tennis for Life” to contribute in the fight against cancer, receive special event updates about our event at Relay and to receive an event t-shirt!

TEAM TENNIS FOR LIFE

For more information please email: relayforlife@restontennis.org

Rally for a Cause TENNIS TOURNAMENT September 21-23, 2013

Play tennis to benefit three great causes! All funds go directly to the organization you choose:

HEART

Wounded Warriors

Men's & Women's Singles & Doubles Lake Newport Tennis Courts, Reston, VA Doubles Play Saturday, Sept. 21 Singles Play Sunday, Sept. 22 Brackets for 3.0-3.5-4.0-4.5 players

Players guaranteed at least two matches! $30 charitable donation per player Registration Open Aug. 1 at www.restontennis.org

More Info:

www.restontennis.org/tournament-info or e-mail rally4acause@restontennis.org

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RestonTennisNews

THE 2013 US OPEN THURSDAY, AUG. 29 Come See the US Open History In The Making Come see this year’s U.S. Open! Contact Rob (tennis@reston.org) for details about our same-day bus trip up to New York during the tournament’s first week on Thursday, Aug. 29.

$155

$160

Availability is limited, so contact us today.

Tennis Online

Lighted Courts

RTT Score Board www.restontennis.org

Tennis Practice Walls

Info on our Reston Tennis News Facebook page www.facebook. com/RestonTennisNews. Find the following up-to-date information in the tennis section on the Reston Association website at www.reston.org.

Tennis Ladder www.tennisengine.com USTA Tournament & Entry forms www.usta.com

Tennis Committee

USTA / MAS Men’s and Women's Open Singles Championship Singles (SE) Cash Prizes May 17-20 Deadline: May 8 Entry Fee: $50 ID#302924413

The RA 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 at www.reston.org.

Community Court Watch

We have some of the best community 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.

REGISTER AT WWW.USTA.COM For more info on tennis programs and classes, please contact Tennis@reston.org or call 703-435-6502.

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

Colts Neck Hook Road Lake Anne Park

Tennis Key Tags

Great for easy identification and your convenience. Key tags are available for $2.50. Come to RA to purchase one.

Tennis Lesson Gift Certificates

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


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JIM ELDER Jim began teaching for Reston in 1997. He has a Professional 1 certification from the USPTA and chairs the USTA Mid-Atlantic Adult Ranking Committee. Jim is also the VP of the Northern VA Tennis League, is in charge of the 40team Men's Division. In 2012, he was ranked #5 in MAS 65 singles and won his sixth Virginia singles title. Jim enjoys working with talented juniors and adults of all ages.

TYLER MCGINNIS First and foremost, tennis is my passion. I have played the sport since I was young. I have previously worked as an intern for the USTA/WTA. As a tennis pro with Reston Association, I look forward to teaching and developing a love of tennis in others.

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

MARK STEEDS Mark is a USPTA-certified instructor. He has experience teaching women’s team practices, junior programs, adult programs and private lessons to children and adults of all ages and levels.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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TENNIS PROGRAMS REGISTER FOR TENNIS PROGRAMS AND EVENTS ADULT REGISTRATION Session Number:

Location: Day:

Time:

Cost:

Name: DOB:

/

/

Sex:

o Male

o Female

NTRP Rating

Street Address: City: State:

Zip:

E-Mail: Phone: (Home)

(Work) (Cell)

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

STROKE OF THE WEEK Date:

Stroke:

Cost:

JUNIOR REGISTRATION Parent/Guardian’s Name: Street Address: City: Phone: (Home)

State:

Zip:

E-Mail:

(Work) (Mobile)

Child’s Name (1): DOB:

/

Session Number:

/

Grade:

Sex:

o Male

Location: Day:

o Female

Time:

Cost:

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

/

Session Number:

/

Grade:

Sex:

o Male

Location: Day:

o Female

Time:

ADULT CLASSES

o Beginner o Advanced Beginner o Intermediate o Serving Class

COURT LOCATIONS

o o o o o o

Lake Newport Hook Road Shadowood Newbridge Autumnwood North Shore

ADULT LEAGUES

o Wed o Thurs o RTT League Captain’s Name o Greater Washington Tennis League o Northern Virginia League o Men's o Women's o Mixed o Senior Round Robin

TENNIS LADDER

o Male o Female o Singles o Doubles

DOUBLES

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

Cost:

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

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

CHECK NUMBER:

oVISA oMC CARD NUMBER:

EXPIRATION DATE: *CARD SECURITY CODE: #

SIGNATURE:

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

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

SIGNATURE OF PARTICIPANT (or parent/legal guardian if participant is under 18 years of age): DATE: PRINTED NAME:

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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.

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ALL AGES

PHOTO BY JIM KIRBY

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

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

WALKER NATURE CENTER Located at 11450 Glade Drive, the nature center provides a variety of educational and recreational programs and amenities. The mission of the center is to foster an environmental stewardship ethic in the community. The center enhances people’s awareness, knowledge, appreciation, and enjoyment of the environment.

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O ne mile of loop trails, including a short ADA-accessible trail An education building known as Nature House A picnic pavilion Picnic tables and trailside benches A campfire ring Outdoor displays and interpretive signs Demonstration gardens and meadows A pond The Glade Stream Valley Snakeden Branch stream’s entrance to 44-acre Lake Audubon

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E njoy exhibits and displays. See a live box turtle and fish up close. Talk with a naturalist. Use the nature resource library. Do a simple activity or read a nature story with a child. Learn about the green features of this LEED Gold building.

Nature House Hours

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.

May Migration

SATURDAY, MAY 11 10:30 a.m.-Noon, Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive Reserve by: May 8

$4/person

$6/person

Celebrate International Migratory Bird Day with the nature center. Learn about the life cycles of migratory birds and examine nests, feathers and eggs. Hike along The Glade Stream Valley in search of some local migrants. Learn what you can do to help our migratory friends.

How to Make a Solar Oven

SUNDAY, MAY 19 1-4 p.m., Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive Reserve by: May 16

$5/person

$8/person

For ages 10 through adult. Solar ovens use sunlight to slow cook or warm foods without the aid of electricity or other fuel sources. While primarily used in regions where no fuel is available or where there are serious threats of fire, they can also be used to sterilize water and be helpful on camping trips. Build an oven and receive a simple recipe. All supplies provided. Co-sponsored by Reston Community Center and Sustainable Reston.

Creatures of the Night by Firelight

FRIDAY, MAY 24 7:30-9 p.m., WNC Campfire Ring, on Soapstone Drive, between Glade Drive and Lawyers Road Reserve by: May 21

$5/person

$8/person

Learn about the animals of the night. Why do coyotes howl? How do owls hunt at night? Why is the opossum’s tail bare? How can you find spiders at night? Hear stories, sing songs and enjoy a toasted snack.

Fishing with Fathers

SATURDAY, JUNE 15 10:30 a.m.-Noon, Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive Reserve by: June 12

$5/person

$8/person

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.

Flying Jewels: Hummingbirds SUNDAY, JUNE 23 2-3 p.m., Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive Reserve by: June 20

$4/person

$6/person

Hummingbirds are the only birds that can fly backwards. Hummingbirds eat nectar and are important pollinators. See our native hummingbird and its nest up close, taste some nectar, and find out what else they eat besides nectar. Discover just how small hummingbirds really are, and learn ways to attract this beautiful, flying jewel to your backyard.

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

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Attention Scout Leaders Summer Songs Campfire

Starlight and Firelight

Reserve by: June 25

Reserve by: July 23

FRIDAY, JUNE 28 7:30-9 p.m., WNC Campfire Ring, on Soapstone Drive, between Glade Drive and Lawyers Road $5/person

$8/person

FRIDAY, JULY 26 7-8:30 p.m., WNC Campfire Ring, on Soapstone Drive, between Glade Drive and Lawyers Road $5/person

$8/person

Summer is a musical time of year. Insects and birds fill the air with the sounds of their activities. Listen for these sounds and discover who is making them through stories, songs and fun activities.

Enjoy the beauty of the night sky while sitting around a glowing campfire. Hear stories of the constellations and sing starry songs. Make a "Milky Way" s’more and watch stardust sizzle in the fire.

Fireflies in July

SUNDAY, JULY 28 2-3 p.m., Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive

FRIDAY, JULY 12 7:30-9 p.m., Brown's Chapel,1575 Brown’s Chapel Road Reserve by: July 9

$5/person

$8/person

Fireflies, or lightning bugs, are insects that produce their own light. 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. Search for flashing fireflies and take home a glowing craft.

Moths by Moonlight

THURSDAY, JULY 18 8:30-9:30 p.m., Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive Reserve by: July 15

$4/person

$6/person

Moths are nocturnal insects that are important both as pollinators and as a source of food for many animals. See moths at night by use of a light trap and sheet setup. Learn why moths are ecologically important, how they can improve your backyard, and how you can attract them. You’ll be amazed at the diversity of moths observed in Reston.

Life Under a Log

Reserve by: July 25

$4/person

$6/person

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

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

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 (min. charge $40), RA Members $6 per participant (min. charge $60), Non-members Lead a Campfire Fun or Campfire Cookery program. $5 per participant (min. charge $50), RA Members $8 per participant (min. charge $80), Non-members Campfire Ring Rental:

$10/hr. for RA Members $15/hr. for Non-members

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

Lead a Community Service Project with your group. FREE. Activity kits are also available on loan for Birds, Trees and Watershed requirements. Call 703-476-9689 and press 3 or e-mail naturecenter@reston.org for details and reservations.

Nature programs may be canceled in the event of severe weather, severe weather warnings, or low enrollment. Advance reservations are required for all fee-based programs. Call 703-476-9689 and press 5 or e-mail naturecenter@reston.org. WWW.RESTON.ORG | SUMMER EDITION 2013

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

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

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

Dinosaurs Ages 3-9

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

Nature Crafts Ages 3-12

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

Campfire Fun Ages 7-12

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

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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.

$175

$200

CALL 703-476-9689 AND PRESS 3 OR E-MAIL NATURECENTER@RESTON.ORG.

KIDS OUTDOORS Ages 7-10 years

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21 9 a.m. - Noon, Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive Reserve by: August 14

$15/child

$20/child

Parents: Drop off your child for a jam-packed morning of outdoor fun! We will pick up where camp ended with fun and exciting outdoor activities. Kids: Go on a wild safari! Discover which creatures live under logs in the forest. Play a game of camouflage critters. Search for tadpoles, minnows and insects in a cool stream. Finish with a campfire and a traditional campfire treat.

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

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ALL AGES

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

Secrets in Tree Bark

SUNDAY, AUG. 11 2-3 p.m., Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive Reserve by: Aug. 8

$4/person

$6/person

Ever wonder what happens under tree bark? What do the layers of a tree do? What animals burrow into tree bark for use as shelter? Take a short hike to identify different types of tree bark, learn about the tree's inner workings, and spot signs of insects and other tree pests.

Stream Slosh

SATURDAY, AUG. 17 10:30 a.m.-Noon, Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive Reserve by: Aug. 14

$4/person

$6/person

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. Wear your wading shoes and clothes that can get dirty. We'll provide the nets and buckets.

Cricket Crawl Ages 8 & up.

FRIDAY, AUG. 23 8-10 p.m., Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive Reserve by: Aug. 20

Free

Participate in a regional citizen science project to better understand cricket populations in the Northern Virginia/DC/Baltimore area. Meet at Nature House for a crash course in cricket and katydid calls. Then go outside and listen for our target

species on the nature center property. We will finish by carpooling to other sites in Reston. Sponsored by Audubon Naturalist Society, Discover Life and Natural History Society of Maryland.

Farewell to Summer Campfire FRIDAY, AUG. 30 7-8:30 p.m., WNC Campfire Ring, on Soapstone Drive, between Glade Drive and Lawyers Road Reserve by: Aug. 27

$5/person

$8/person

As the summer slips away, join us around the campfire to enjoy the end of the season. Use a Dutch oven to cook a special treat. Sing songs, share stories and roast a marshmallow over the crackling fire.

BABES IN THE WOODS

Ages 18 months to 35 months Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Slimy Salamanders

MONDAY, MAY 13 OR TUESDAY, MAY 14 10-11 a.m., Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive Reserve by: May 8

$5/child

$8/child

Salamanders look like lizards, but they are actually amphibians with moist skin. Get your hands messy while learning how this slimy skin protects them. Go on a short hike to discover where salamanders live and what they eat.

Wondrous Waterfowl

MONDAY, JUNE 3 OR TUESDAY, JUNE 4 10-11 a.m., Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive Reserve by: May 29

$5/child

$8/child

Geese, ducks and herons are all birds that live in or near water. Get an up close look at their bills and feet to see how they help these birds survive in water. Enjoy a story and make your own webbed feet to wear home.

Critters in the Creek

MONDAY, JULY 8 OR TUESDAY, JULY 9 10-11 a.m., Buttermilk Creek Nature Trail, 11032 Ring Road, park at Uplands Pool Reserve by: July 3

$5/child

$8/child

Explore the cool waters of Buttermilk Creek to find 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.

Tremendous Trees

MONDAY, AUG. 5 OR TUESDAY, AUG. 6 10-11 a.m., Temporary Road Pavilion, 1750 North Shore Drive Reserve by: July 31

$5/child

$8/child

Trees are important to every living creature. Discover how they provide food, shelter and oxygen to animals and people. Meet some big trees, make a tree craft to take home, and enjoy a story and snack in their shade.

PRESCHOOL HAPPENINGS

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

Daring Dragonflies

WEDNESDAY, MAY 22 1-2 p.m., Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive Reserve by: May 17

$5/child

$8/child

Dragonflies are fierce aerial predators, catching other flying insects as their prey. See how a dragonfly sees, using its large eyes to find food. Make your own dragonfly to take home. View dragonflies in action at the pond by the nature center.

Name That Animal

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12 10-11 or 1-2 p.m., Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive Reserve by: June 9

$5/child

$8/child

Can you tell an animal by just its eyes, nose, ears or tail? Play animal guessing games and match tails to animals hidden along the trail. Use your ears to listen to different animal sounds and make an animal mask.

Turtle Soup

SATURDAY, JULY 13 10:30-11:30 a.m., Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive Reserve by: July 10

$5/child

$8/child

We won’t be sampling turtle soup but learning all about the types of turtles that live in Reston. Look at turtle shells, meet a box turtle and make a turtle craft. Finish your adventure by going on a turtle search.

Nature programs may be canceled in the event of severe weather, severe weather warnings, or low enrollment. Advance reservations are required for all fee-based programs. Call 703-476-9689 and press 5 or e-mail naturecenter@reston.org. WWW.RESTON.ORG | SUMMER EDITION 2013

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PRESCHOOL HAPPENINGS

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

Knee Deep in a Creek

TUESDAY, AUG. 13 10-11 a.m., WNC Campfire Ring, on Soapstone Drive, between Glade Drive and Lawyers Road Reserve by: Aug. 8

$5/child

$8/child

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.

CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS

Ages 5 to12 years. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Tour the Solar System

THURSDAY, MAY 30 7-8 p.m., Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive Reserve by: May 27

$4/child

$6/child

Earth feeling too crowded? Thinking of moving to a new planet? Compare weather conditions, size, and the length of years and days of all the planets in the solar system (even Pluto). Get all the information you need to select your new planet without leaving the safety of Earth.

Walking Stick Workshop

FRIDAY, JUNE 7 7-8 p.m., Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive Reserve by: June 4

$6/child

$9/child

Summer 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 your name or initials to make it your own. All supplies included.

ADULT PROGRAMS

Ages 16 years to adult

Wild Edibles

SUNDAY, APRIL 28 1-4 p.m., Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive Reserve by: April 25

$5/person

$8/person

All food does not have to come from the grocery store. Many naturally occurring plants can make a nutritious and tasty addition to your diet. Sample some "wild" dishes and take home recipes to try on your own. After an indoor presentation that includes the ethics of collecting and how good foraging starts at home, we’ll hike the trails in search of edible plants. Each participant will harvest their own garlic mustard. Special Guest Instructor: Lori Thomas.

Wine Tasting at Nature House FRIDAY, MAY 17 4-6 p.m., Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive Reserve by: May 14

$9/person

$13/person

Rain Barrel Workshop

SATURDAY, MAY 18 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive Reserve by: May 13

$55 per barrel (Limit 2 per household.)

Rain barrels are a great way to help capture and control stormwater from rooftops, prevent erosion, improve water quality, and conserve water. This workshop is a quick and inexpensive way to recycle a black pickle barrel into a rain barrel for your home. Participants must register and submit payment online at www. arlingtonenvironment.org/ barrel.php. In partnership with Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District, Arlington County, Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment and City of Alexandria.

Home Food Preservation

THURSDAY, JUNE 6 7-9 p.m., Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive Reserve by: June 3

$5/person

$8/person

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

Explore Sunrise Valley Wetlands

SATURDAY, JUNE 22 10 a.m.-Noon, Sunrise Valley Wetlands — 12700 Sunrise Valley Drive Drive. Park on the left (west) side of the office building. Reserve by: June 19

Free

Sunrise Valley Wetlands is an aquatic jewel on the border of Reston and Herndon. This natural area is home to birds of prey, waterfowl, aquatic reptiles and amphibians, and a dazzling array of insects including butterflies, damselflies and dragonflies. Enjoy a leisurely stroll through the wetlands and get an up-close look at this amazing diversity of life. Cosponsored by Reston Historic Trust.

Introduction to Wildlife Photography

SATURDAY, JUNE 29 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive Reserve by: June 26

$10

$15

Join local photographer John Eppler to learn how to get the best photographs of wildlife in your backyard. After an indoor presentation on how to attract wildlife to your yard and what camera equipment and settings to use, we’ll go outside to apply what we’ve discussed and take some photographs around the nature center property. Be sure to bring your camera.

See Senior Events page 105 for more information. Nature programs may be canceled in the event of severe weather, severe weather warnings, or low enrollment. Advance reservations are required for all fee-based programs. Call 703-476-9689 and press 5 or e-mail naturecenter@reston.org.

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RENT SPACE AT THE Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive

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

664 square feet of space, capacity 94 people, seats 44 people with tables and chairs. Parking and restroom access.

RA Member or Reston not-for-profit fee Non-member or Non-Reston not-for-profit fee For profit/corporate fee

$30/hr. $50/hr. $75/hr.

Nature Center Pavilion

576 square foot pavilion with picnic tables and bench seating in a beautiful woodland setting. Parking and restroom access.

RA Member fee $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. Renters must supply their own wood and water to extinguish the fire.

RA Member fee $10/hr. Non-member fee $15/hr. For profit/corporate fee $25/hr. For details and reservations, call 703-476-9689 and press 3 or e-mail naturecenter@reston.org.

Nature programs may be canceled in the event of severe weather, severe weather warnings, or low enrollment. Advance reservations are required for all fee-based programs. Call 703-476-9689 and press 5 or e-mail naturecenter@reston.org. WWW.RESTON.ORG | SUMMER EDITION 2013

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Trip to Fort Washington Park

How to Build a Solar Generator

See page 107 for more info.

Ages 16 years to adult.

SUNDAY, JULY 14 1:30-3:30 p.m., Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive Reserve by: July 11

$5/person

BIRD WALKS

Ages 16 years to adult Free. No reservations required. Beginning and expert birders are invited to search for birds in some of Reston’s most beautiful natural areas. We visit a variety of sites on a montly basis. Our collaborative efforts produce a good variety of local birds, and we always have a great time. These walks are co-sponsored by the Audubon Society of Northern Virginia and The Bird Feeder store. For dates and locations of the summer bird walks, contact naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689 and press 5.

$8/person

For under $1,000 and a few hours of your time, you can build a small solar generator capable of powering a freezer or fridge during a power outage. This class will cover the parts and tools needed, as well as the steps used to build the generator. Be the first in your neighborhood to build a generator that can keep your freezer running during the next power outage! Instructor: Jon Mills. Co-sponsored by Reston Community Center.

Eco-friendly Cleaning Early May Bird Walk: Bright Pond

SUNDAY, MAY 5 7:30-10:30 a.m., Bright Pond-Bright Pond Lane. Park at the end of the cul-de-sac. Leader: Carol & Jay Hadlock

Late May Bird Walk: Lower Glade Stream Valley

SUNDAY, MAY 26 7:30-10:30 a.m. Meet at the corner of Glade Drive & Twin Branches.

Leaders: Joanne & David Bauer

TUESDAY, AUG. 6 7-8:30 p.m., Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive Reserve by: Aug. 3

$5/person

$8/person

This workshop will teach about why it is a good idea to reduce the use of harsh, sometimes toxic, cleansers in the home. Learn how to make safe and environmentallyfriendly household cleansers, which is quick and easy to do and very economical. Participants are encouraged to purchase "Clean House, Clean Planet" by Karen Logan and bring it to the program. Instructor: Diane Blust. Co-sponsored by Reston Community Center.

SATURDAY, AUG. 10 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

WILDLIFE CLASSES AND COUNTS Summer Bird Count

SATURDAY, JUNE 8 6:45 a.m.-Noon, Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive Reserve by: June 5

Free

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. Volunteers are invited to enjoy lunch, tally results and swap stories back at Nature House following the count.

Butterfly Class: An Introduction

MONDAY, JULY 1 7-8:30 p.m., Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive Reserve by: June 28

$5/person (Free for count participants)

Discover the colorful and diverse lives of Reston’s "flying flowers." Class will focus on the basic identification and lifecycles 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.

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

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FREE BRUSH CHIPPING

Butterfly Count

SATURDAY, JULY 6 9:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m., Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive Reserve by: July 3

Free

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. Volunteers are invited to enjoy lunch, tally results and swap stories back at Nature House following the count.

Dragonfly Class: An Introduction

THURSDAY, JULY 11 7-8:30 p.m., Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive Reserve by: July 8

$5/person (Free for count participants)

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

SUNDAY, 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 10

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.

ENVIRONMENTAL VOLUNTEER EVENTS Clean the Bay Day – Lake Cleanup

SATURDAY, JUNE 1 10 a.m.-Noon, Access points at each lake

Please sign up by May 28. Join fellow boaters and lake enthusiasts for the seventh annual Lake Cleanup. We are looking for volunteers to get in 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

Great North American Dip-In JUNE 22 & JULY 15

Participate in the 17th Annual Great American Dip-In. 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.

ENVIRONMENTAL VOLUNTEERS

Details in the Get Involved Section

Spring Festival Volunteers Help out at the nature center festival, May 4, 1-5 p.m. See page 97.

Habitat Heroes

Help combat invasive exotic plants in our natural areas. See page 110.

Storm Drain Marking

Help mark storm drains that flow to local streams and the Chesapeake Bay. See page 111.

Stream Monitors

Help monitor local stream health by inventorying macroinvertebrates. See page 111.

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

DATES & SITES May 19-20 Lake Audubon Pool June 16-17 Central Services Facility July 21-22 Lake Audubon Pool August 18-19 Central Services Facility

Nature programs may be canceled in the event of severe weather, severe weather warnings, or low enrollment. Advance reservations are required for all fee-based programs. Call 703-476-9689 and press 5 or e-mail naturecenter@reston.org. WWW.RESTON.ORG | SUMMER EDITION 2013

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FRIENDS OF RESTON ADOPT-A-BENCH PROGRAM

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-served basis). Cost includes an engraved plaque, if desired. For more details about tennis benches, contact tennis@reston.org or call Donation Amount: $235 703-435-6534.

Pathway/Recreation Facility Benches

EIGHT PROHIBITED PLANTS IN RESTON

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. 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. 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 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. Please direct questions to our environmental resource staff at 703-437-7658.

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/ Donation Amount: $850 recreation facility benches, contact CSFstaff@reston.org or call 703-437-7658.

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

ADOPT A RECYCLING BIN

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

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)

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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Join the Walker Nature Center’s electronic mailing list to receive the quarterly newsletter, Branching Out, as well as announcements of upcoming special events. To subscribe or submit nature questions, e-mail naturecenter@reston.org.

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

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Spring Festival Saturday, May 4,1-5 p.m. (rain or shine) Walker Nature Center 11450 Glade Drive

All Ages Welcome Free Event Entertainment Live Animals Fishing Activities Craft Making for Kids Displays & Information from Environmental Groups Canoe and Kayak Rentals on Lake Audubon ($3) New this year — celebrate the culmination of the first ever Garlic Mustard Challenge in Reston. Learn all about this invasive exotic plant through fun activities, including a drop-off station for bags of removed garlic mustard. Volunteers needed. Contact habrock@reston.org or call 703-435-7986.

Entertainment Sponsor: Reston Community Center See www.reston.org for more event updates. Nature programs may be canceled in the event of severe weather, severe weather warnings, or low enrollment. Advance reservations are required for all fee-based programs. Call 703-476-9689 and press 5 or e-mail naturecenter@reston.org. WWW.RESTON.ORG | SUMMER EDITION 2013

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MONITOR BOX TURTLES

Box turtle populations are declining, and the Virginia Herpetological Society is asking anyone who sees one of these turtles to share details of the sighting in an online form. This is a quick and easy way to help the society collect and monitor the box turtle population. On the Virginia Herpetological Society website www. virginiaherpetologicalsociety.com, scroll down on the left to “Box Turtle Reporting” and fill out the form.

Input from citizen scientists is important for providing data to make natural resource decisions. Please do not take box turtles from nature to keep as pets because their population is in serious decline.

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

Garden Plots

Do you have a Green Thumb? Reston Association’s garden plots are available for members to rent annually on a first come, first serve basis. Reserve early. The plots rent quickly. Plant flowers and vegetables at one of our four convenient locations. Contact gardenplots@reston.org or call 703-435-7658.

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

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

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FISHING & BOATING GUIDELINES

LAKE ANNE

BOAT RENTALS

FISHING IN RESTON

Fishing is allowed on all of Reston’s lakes and ponds from designated areas. Species of fish that may be caught include: large mouth bass, channel catfish, crappie, blue gill and sunfish. ƒƒ Anglers 16 years and older must have a VA fishing license. ƒƒ Residents may fish from RA-owned property, which includes the dams on each lake. 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. ƒƒ Help protect people and wildlife. Please take all lines, lures and hooks with you when you leave.

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

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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. ƒƒ

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

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Reston’s four lakes are also available for boating. Whether you want to launch your own craft or rent a boat at Lake Anne (in season only), ample opportunities exist to get on the water. We suggest taking your favorite book out, having a floating picnic or fishing for large mouth bass. ƒƒ A free permit for general access to the four lakes is available at RA headquarters, 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. (Electric motors only) 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 Dr. and Ridge Heights Road. ƒƒ On Lake Anne, the area at the north end of the dam at the intersection of Wiehle Ave. and Inlet Court.

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On Lake Newport, at the east end of the dam at the wooden dock.

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Boats (jon boats, canoes, deck boats, sailboats, etc.) may be up to 18 feet long, and no more than 10 feet wide. One electric motor (no gas motors) up to three horsepower may be used. Inflatables must have three separate compartments and sidewalls. All boats are required to have a wearable flotation device for each passenger on board. All boats left in the water between November 1 and March 31 require a permanent mooring permit. Only lakefront owners may permanently moor a boat on Reston’s lakes. Individual clusters or condo associations, which own lakefront property, have specific rules regarding mooring boats consistent with RA rules and regulations. For more information, see Resolution 2: Lake Use Access in the Governing Documents. If you see an abandoned boat floating around or you have lost your boat on our lakes, call Watershed Specialist Brian Petty at 703-435-6535 to help track it down.

MAY 23 – SEPT. 1, 2013 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). Contact the Book Shop by calling 703-435-9772. 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.

Nature programs may be canceled in the event of severe weather, severe weather warnings, or low enrollment. Advance reservations are required for all fee-based programs. Call 703-476-9689 and press 5 or e-mail naturecenter@reston.org. WWW.RESTON.ORG | SUMMER EDITION 2013

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CHILDREN EVENTS

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

Teddy Bear Picnics

LOOKING FOR SUMMER EVENTS? 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.

BIKE RIDING

SATURDAYS APRIL 27 THRU MAY 25 1-2 P.M.

CLASS FOR KIDS

Ages: 5-10 years 1-2 p.m. (5 one-hour classes) Reston Association parking lot, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive

$80

$90

Say “good bye” to the training wheels. This class provides a handson, educational way for children to master the art of bicycle riding. Learn basic bike riding, steering, shifting, safety and rules of the road. In addition to improving skills, this bike class gives children a chance to socialize and interact with their peers, getting away from the TV and into the great outdoors. Participants will receive a class T-shirt. Bring bike, helmet, water bottle or hydration pack and snack. Registration required. All sales are final.

TUESDAY, JUNE 11 WEDNESDAY, JULY 3 11 a.m.-Noon, North Hills Pavilion, 1325 North Village Road

$4 $6 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.

It’s a Pirate Parrrrty

WEDNESDAY, MAY 29 11 a.m.-Noon, North Hills Pavilion, 1325 North Village Road $4 $6 Ahoy, me Hearties! Ye all be invited fer a pirate parrrrty! This Pirate Adventure will transform your child into a pirate, complete with dress-up, and allow them to take part in a real treasure hunt on land. Enjoy crafts, games and fun activities. This program is cancelled in the event of rain. Registration required. Payment due at the event.

TEEN EVENTS

Ages: 12-18 (Rising middle/high school students)

Dive-In Movie and Pizza Party FRIDAY, JUNE 28 8-11 p.m., Glade Pool, 11550 Glade Drive FREE Here’s the chance to go to the movies in your bathing suit. Grab those shorts and a towel and prepare for an evening of food and fun with friends.

Pool & Pizza Party

FRIDAY, JULY 12 6-9 p.m., Hunters Woods Pool, 2501 Reston Parkway FREE

Jump in the pool for some inwater basketball or volleyball or just enjoy splashing around the pool with friends this summer. NOTE: These events are co-sponsored by Reston Association and Reston Community Center and are cancelled in the event of rain. To get registration information, please call RCC at 703-476-4500. For weather-related cancellations, contact Ashleigh@reston.org or call 703-435-6577.

For more information on these or upcoming events, or to receive e-mail notices of upcoming events, contact Ashleigh@reston.org, call 703-4356577, or visit the Parks, Recreation & Events section at www.reston.org.

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

Dogwood Pool Grand Re-Opening

MAY 11, 2013 Dogwood Pool, 2460 Green Range Road FREE See Aquatics section page 55 for details.

Ice Cream Socials

TUESDAY, MAY 28 4 p.m. – until ice cream is gone Uplands Pool, 11032 Ring Road TUESDAY, JUNE 25 2 p.m. – until ice cream is gone Autumnwood Pool, 1601 Walnut Branch Road FRIDAY, JUNE 28 2 p.m. – until ice cream is gone Tall Oaks Pool, 12025 North Shore Drive WEDNESDAY, JULY 10 2 p.m. – until ice cream is gone Dogwood Pool, 2460 Green Range Road MONDAY, JULY 15 2 p.m. – until ice cream is gone Shadowood Pool, 2201 Springwood Drive MONDAY, JULY 22 2 p.m. – until ice cream is gone Ridge Heights Pool, 11400 Ridge Heights Road

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 703435-6577 for more information or weather-related cancellations.

Popsicle Mania!

TUESDAY, JUNE 4 4 p.m., Glade Pool, 11550 Glade Drive FRIDAY, JUNE 14 4 p.m., Newbridge Pool, 11718 Golf Course Square MONDAY, JUNE 17 4 p.m., Hunters Woods Pool, 2501 Reston Parkway WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19 2 p.m., Dogwood Pool, 2460 Green Range Road MONDAY, JULY 1 2 p.m., Golf Course Island Pool, 11301 Links Drive FRIDAY, JULY 19 2 p.m., North Hills Pool, 1325 North Village Road THURSDAY, JULY 25 2 p.m., Shadowood Pool, 2201 Springwood Drive WEDNESDAY, JULY 31 2 p.m., North Shore Pool, 11515 North Shore Drive WEDNESDAY, AUG. 7 2 p.m., Uplands Pool, 11032 Ring Road WEDNESDAY, AUG. 13 2 p.m., Ridge Heights Pool, 11400 Ridge Heights Road

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 703435-6577 for more information or weather-related cancellations.

Reston Presents…Cooking for Two: Summer Favorites

MONDAY, JUNE 10 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’s program features, “Cooking for Two: Summer Favorites” by Chef McKeon from Tall Oaks Assisted Living, a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America. He will demonstrate how to make a heart healthy seasonal entrée for two in thirty minutes or less. Registration requested. This program is for educational purposes only; there will be no solicitation or obligations of attendees.

Family Dive-In Movies

Time: 8:30 p.m. – until the movie is over WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19 Lake Newport Pool, 11601 Lake Newport Road THURSDAY, JUNE 27 Lake Audubon Pool, 2070 Twin Branches Road TUESDAY, JULY 16 North Hills Pool, 1325 North Village Road THURSDAY, JULY 18 Newbridge Pool, 11718 Golf Course Square WEDNESDAY, AUG. 7 Tall Oaks Pool, 12025 North Shore Drive 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 703435-6577 for more information or weather-related cancellations.

School's Out for Summer Pool Party

FRIDAY, JUNE 21 (RAIN DATE: JUNE 22) 4-7 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 swimsuits. Co-sponsored by Reston Community Center.

Baltimore Orioles vs. NY Yankees

SUNDAY, JUNE 30 11 a.m.-6 p.m. BUS PICK-UP LOCATION: Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive $39 $44

Join us for a chartered bus trip to Orioles Park at Camden Yards to see The Baltimore Orioles play the New York Yankees. You are welcome to bring food and drink for the bus ride. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is required. All sales are final. Registration form can be found on our website at www.reston.org.

For more information on these or upcoming events, or to receive e-mail notices of upcoming events, contact Ashleigh@reston.org, call 703-4356577, or visit the Parks, Recreation & Events section at www.reston.org. WWW.RESTON.ORG | SUMMER EDITION 2013

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COMMUNITY YARD SALE ALL AGES All ages welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

July 4th Celebration

THURSDAY, 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, popcorn and cotton candy will be available for purchase. 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.

Community Cookouts

WEDNESDAY, MAY 29 5-7 p.m., North Hills Pool, 1325 North Village Road WEDNESDAY, JULY 24 5-7 p.m., Hunters Woods Pool, 2501 Reston Parkway TUESDAY, AUG. 6 5-7 p.m., Lake Newport Pool, 11601 Lake Newport Road 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.

Totally Trucks

FRIDAY, AUG. 9 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. In addition, we may have a police and fire truck on display. Children will receive a truck coloring book and a “Totally Trucks” construction helmet. Plan to carpool as parking on site is limited. Overflow parking next door at the YMCA. Rain or shine. No registration required. Contact Ashleigh@reston.org or call 703435-6577 for more information or weather-related cancellations.

SATURDAY, MAY 11 (RAIN DATE, SUNDAY, MAY 12)

8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Reston Association parking lot, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive Come by to browse for great bargains at our 95-family 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.

End of Summer Pool Party

FRIDAY, AUG. 23 (RAIN DATE: AUG. 24) 4-7 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. Contact Ashleigh@reston.org or call 703-435-6577 for more information or weather-related cancellations.

For more information on these or upcoming events, or to receive e-mail notices of upcoming events, contact Ashleigh@reston.org, call 703-4356577, or visit the Parks, Recreation & Events section at www.reston.org.

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ADULT EVENT Hot Tub Movies

Ages: 17 years and older

8:30 p.m. – until the movie is over FREE FRIDAY, MAY 31 North Shore Pool, 11515 North Shore Drive THURSDAY, JULY 25 Glade Pool, 11550 Glade Drive WEDNESDAY, JULY 31 North Hills Pool, 1325 North Village Road 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 703435-6577 for more information or weather-related cancellations.

SENIOR EVENTS Ages 55 years and older Senior Movie Day

WEDNESDAYS; APR. 24, FEATURING, TBD MAY 22, “TBD” JUNE 26, “TBD” JULY 24, “TBD” Time: Doors open at 9:15 a.m. Showtime is at 10 a.m., Reston Town Center’s BowTie 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.

Wine Tasting at the Nature House

FRIDAY, MAY 17 4-6 p.m., Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive $9 $13

Enjoy an evening of wine tasting in a beautiful setting. Sample red and white wines, along with a variety of cheese and crackers. The evening includes a tour of the nature center's gardens and ADAaccessible trail. Look for spring wildflowers, as well as birds and insects that are sampling their own sweet ambrosia. Registration required. Payment due at the event.

Celebrate Your Bonus Years WEDNESDAY, MAY 22 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Reston Community Center, 2310 Colts Neck Road FREE

Celebrate Older American’s Month with us. Abigail Trafford, author of My Time, Making the Most of the Bonus Decades after Fifty, will be the keynote speaker for this event. Ms. Trafford is a former health editor for the Washington Post and is currently working on her next book. As the primary tasks of adulthood have been completed, children raised, career goals achieved, many ask, “Now what?” Ms. Trafford’s presentation will inspire attendees to seek out and try new activities and experiences. Don’t let go of dreams and aspirations; this is the time to explore and learn new skills such as playing an instrument, learning to paint, and studying new languages. Other inspirational speakers and community exhibitors specializing in leisure, learning and aging issues will be available to provide information and to answer questions. Reston Hospital Center will also offer several health screenings. This event is co-produced by Reston Community Center, Reston Association, and Reston Hospital Center. Registration requested.

Learning to Navigate the Local Transit System

THURSDAY, MAY 23 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive FREE

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

Jigsaw Puzzle Event

THURSDAY, MAY 30 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive $9 $13

Do you like to put together jigsaw puzzles? Join us as an individual or as a couple for this fun event. Each team will be doing a Restonthemed puzzle to see how much you can finish in the time allotted. Enjoy coffee and conversation while doing one of America's favorite past times. Lunch will be provided. Registration required.

For more information on these or upcoming events, or to receive e-mail notices of upcoming events, contact Ashleigh@reston.org, call 703-4356577, or visit the Parks, Recreation & Events section at www.reston.org. WWW.RESTON.ORG | SUMMER EDITION 2013

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SENIORS ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Senior Social: Ice Cream Sundaes

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12 1:30-3 p.m., Reston Community Center at Lake Anne, 1601 Washington Plaza FREE

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.

Write your Memories into Memoirs

THURSDAYS, JUNE 13-AUG. 15 (NO CLASS JULY 4 OR JULY 11) 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive $32 $42

Senior Swim for Fitness

Mondays and Wednesdays for two weeks, SESSION 1: JULY 8-17 7-8 p.m. (class begins at 7:10 p.m.) Tall Oaks Pool, 12025 North Shore Drive SESSION 2: JULY 22-31 10-11 a.m. (class begins at 10:10 a.m.) Newbridge Pool, 11718 Golf Course Square $45 $55 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 opens May 6 for RA members and May 8 for Nonmembers.

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

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

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

For more information on these or upcoming events, or to receive e-mail notices of upcoming events, contact Ashleigh@reston.org, call 703-4356577, or visit the Parks, Recreation & Events section at www.reston.org.

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SENIOR TRIPS AND TOURS

For senior adults, 55 years and older.

Reston Association’s Seniors Advisory Committee 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.

Day Trip to New York City

WEDNESDAY, MAY 15 7 a.m.-11 p.m. BUS PICK-UP TIMES & LOCATIONS: 7 a.m. Hunters Woods Shopping Center (Ledo’s Pizza) 7:15 a.m. Thoreau Place, 1951 Sagewood Lane 7:30 a.m. Lake Anne Plaza parking lot $45 $51

Join us for a chartered bus trip to the Big Apple. Participants will be dropped off at Bryant Park on 40th Street and will be on their own to catch a Broadway matinee or to explore the city. Registration required. Registration form can be found on our website at www. reston.org.

Day Trip to Atlantic City

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5 7 a.m.-10 p.m. BUS PICK-UP TIMES & LOCATIONS: 7 a.m. Hunters Woods Shopping Center (Ledo Pizza) 7:15 a.m. Thoreau Place, 1951 Sagewood Lane 7:30 a.m. Lake Anne Plaza Parking lot

$44 $50 Join us for a chartered bus trip to Atlantic City. You will be dropped off 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. Registration form can be found on our website at www.reston.org. Contact Ashleigh@reston.org or call 703435-6577 for more information and to find out what casino package is included in the price.

Toby’s Dinner Theatre to see Les Misérables

WEDNESDAY, JULY 31 9:15 a.m.-4:15 p.m. BUS PICK-UP TIMES & LOCATIONS: 9:15 a.m. Hunters Woods Shopping Center (Ledo Pizza) 9:30 a.m. Thoreau Place, 1951 Sagewood Lane 9:45 a.m. Lake Anne Plaza parking lot

$62 $68 All Sales are Final Join us for a chartered bus trip to Toby’s Dinner Theatre (for lunch), in Columbia, MD to see Les Misérables, the world’s longest running musical. Cameron Mackintosh’s legendary production of Boublil and Schönberg’s classic sweeps its audience through an epic tale of passion and destruction in 19th century France. Discover a nation in the grip of revolution, where convict Jean Valjean is on the

run. Hunted relentlessly by the policeman Javert for breaking his parole, he must leave his past behind and keep his vow to raise the young orphaned Cosette. But with revolution in the air and Javert closing in, Jean Valjean has no choice but to fight for his life and sacrifice everything to protect the people he loves. Registration form can be found on our website at www.reston.org.

Trip to Fort Washington Park SATURDAY, AUG. 10 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. VAN PICK-UP LOCATION: Reston Association,12001 Sunrise Valley Drive $15 $20

Join us for a van trip to historic Fort Washington Park to explore the history of its role in protecting our nation’s capital. Fort Washington is one of the few remaining seacoast forts, and has stood guard on the Potomac for over 180 years. This park also protects 900 acres of forest, meadow and river shoreline habitats, making for excellent wildlife viewing opportunities. Pack a picnic lunch to be enjoyed at the park. Registration form can be found on our website at www.reston.org.

Trip to the Eastern Market in D.C.

SATURDAY, AUG. 17 8 a.m.-2 p.m. BUS PICK-UP TIMES & LOCATIONS: 8 a.m. Hunters Woods Shopping Center (Ledo Pizza) 8:15 a.m. Thoreau Place, 1951 Sagewood Lane 8:30 a.m. Lake Anne Plaza parking lot $23 $27

Join Reston Association for a shopping experience at The Eastern Market, Washington DC's oldest continually operated fresh food public market located in the heart of the historic Capitol Hill neighborhood. Shop the indoor market for the finest meats, poultry, seafood, produce, pasta and more. Then head outside and check out those selling everything from farm-fresh produce to handmade jewelry, even one with a tarot reader. Experience what Eastern Market has brought to the Hill since 1873. You can also enjoy lunch there or at one of the many surrounding restaurants. Registration is required. Registration can be found on our website at www.reston.org.

For more information on these or upcoming events, or to receive e-mail notices of upcoming events, contact Ashleigh@reston.org, call 703-4356577, or visit the Parks, Recreation & Events section at www.reston.org. WWW.RESTON.ORG | SUMMER EDITION 2013

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* GET INVOLVED

VOLUNTEER FOR YOUR PASSION

Our advisory committees are where you can really immerse yourself in a cause or area that suits you. These include:

GETTING INVOLVED & SUITING YOUR OWN STYLE

You could say the ways to get involved in Reston are as unique as you. For example, if you have a special knack for gardening and like to beautify natural spaces, then the Habitat Heroes 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. But there are also shorter-term 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 and Trick or Treat Trail or Potomac River Watershed Cleanup Day.

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

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

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

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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 the “Get Involved” tab for more information or to complete the online volunteer application.

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MANY OPPORTUNITIES, ONE GOAL

At Reston’s volunteer appreciation party, at every regular board meeting of the Association, at our annual meeting and at other events throughout the year, we have the opportunity to recognize and thank our amazing volunteers — from those who have served on committees, on a special project or even just a one-time event. From scout groups, business leaders to active retirees, all share one common goal. They want to give back to the community with their time, talent and unwavering energy.

OUR VOLUNTEERS REALLY DIG US

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


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Volunteer Appreciation

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Pool Party FRIDAY, AUGUST 2, 2013 (RAIN DATE AUG. 9)

6-8 P.M., LAKE NEWPORT POOL, 11601 LAKE NEWPORT ROAD Have you volunteered with RA in 2012 and 2013? 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. Enjoy food, music, door prizes and giveaways. RSVP by July 29 to Ha Brock at 703-435-7986 or via e-mail at habrock@reston.org. Bring your family and enjoy a relaxing evening at the pool.

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Garlic Mustard Everywhere! SATURDAY, MAY 25

HABITAT HEROES PROJECTS

Our native trees, ferns and wildflowers are under attack by invasive plants like English Ivy, Japanese Honeysuckle and Bamboo. That is why we need heroes like you to join us in rescuing Reston’s beautiful parkland from these aggressive plants. These fast growing, invasive plants escape from people’s yards and 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 fourth Saturday of each month as we help restore Reston’s forests to their natural state.

All projects: 10 a.m.-Noon Please wear long sleeves and long pants to protect against biting insects, thorns, and poison ivy. There is poison ivy at all sites. Bring gardening gloves if you have them. RA will provide some tools, gloves, snacks and water.

Garlic Mustard in the Watershed SATURDAY, APRIL 27

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

Help restore Reston’s natural areas by pulling garlic mustard, a non-native, invasive plant. Each plant can produce hundreds of seeds, spreading quickly into the natural areas and altering the soil chemistry. We will meet at the sign for Lake Anne Elementary School. You can park along North Shore Drive and we will follow the path behind the school. Look for the RA truck on the pathway if you miss us at the parking lot.

Stevenage Natural Area Restoration SATURDAY, JUNE 22

Want to learn how to use a weed wrench? Join the Habitat Heroes 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 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.

Deer Forest Tot Lot SATURDAY, JULY 27

Join Habitat Heroes this month and yank out invasive 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 Deer Forest Tot Lot needs your help. Please park along Deer Forest Road. Look for the RA truck. For more information or to volunteer, contact Ha Brock, RA community outreach specialist II, at habrock@reston. org or 703-435-7986.

Volunteer Photographer

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We are seeking a volunteer photographer to assist with weekend projects and/or events as they come up throughout the year. Events would be short term while projects might vary in length. Photo credits would be given, benefiting those seeking to expand their professional portfolio. The individual we are seeking does not need to be a professional photographer, but must have an eye for and interest in photography. Volunteer would need to use their own camera.

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


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STORM DRAIN MARKING PROJECT

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

One way is to participate in the Storm Drain Marking Project. Our storm drains prevent flooding of roads and neighborhoods by carrying rain and snowmelt away from streets and sidewalks. Unlike water from our taps and tubs, water flowing into our storm drains is not treated. Storm drains connect directly to our streams and empty into our lakes. Trash, pet waste, motor oil, paint and other materials dumped or washed into storm drains pollute our watersheds and ultimately, the Chesapeake Bay. Markers on each storm drain remind all of us to keep our storm drains and streams clean. Since there are over 4,000 storm drains in Reston, many volunteers are needed to mark the storm drains and to help educate the community about the connection between the storm drains and our streams and lakes. Everybody is encouraged to participate. Many storm drains in Reston are on private roads. In order for volunteers to mark the drains, clusters need to grant permission first. Contact your local cluster board member and get your neighborhood involved today. To get your project started or for more information, contact Nicki Bellezza at 703-435-6560, Nicki@ reston.org or visit the county’s storm drain marking website at http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/ nvswcd/stormdrained.htm. 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.

STREAM MONITORING

SUMMER MONITORING SESSION: JULY 1-AUG. 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. 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. 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 1, 2013 10 a.m.-Noon Access points at each lake Join fellow boaters and lake enthusiasts on Saturday, June 1st for the 7th 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. For more information or to volunteer, contact Ha Brock, RA community outreach specialist II, at habrock@reston.org or 703-435-7986. Please sign up by May 27.

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Unlimited Opportunities . . .

Special Project Donation Some projects involve the opportunity to donate funds towards the purchase of plants and supplies we would otherwise not have the budget for.

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

Habitat Heroes Projects Every fourth Saturday of the month from March through November or a half-or allday event during the week. Opportunities for up to 50 volunteers to clear invasive exotic species and increase biodiversity in Reston’s natural areas.

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

CORPORATE VOLUNTEER PROGRAM – TEAM BUILDING WITH A DIFFERENCE

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

Who We Are

Reston Association is one of the largest community associations in the U.S. We serve over 60,000 residents in Reston. Even though we’re not a “town” per se, we provide services and programs similar to a town or city government. We own and maintain over 1,300 acres of parkland, 15 outdoor pools and 48 tennis courts, 72-acre Walker Nature Center, 55 miles of paved and natural surface pathways and four manmade lakes. Living in Reston is like living in a park.

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Your project will go through the Friends of Reston. The Friends of Reston was established in 1999 to support the Reston Association in bringing valuable projects to the community. With over 1,300 acres of open space and so many great ideas for improvements and new initiatives, the Association alone does not have the financial or human resources to make them all happen in a given budget year. Having the 501(c)3 Friends group allows the Association to tap into other resources to bring great community projects to fruition on our land, at our facilities and within our programs.

Why Partner With Us

RA Corporate Volunteer Program projects are designed to be enjoyable, be fulfilling and give a sense of ownership in the Reston Community. We have individual or group, one-time or ongoing opportunities. Whatever your industry or size, Reston Association can help your company meet its philanthropic, marketing and team building goals. RA’s community outreach specialist will work with you to design a volunteer experience that will have a major impact on those you serve while also making sure we stay aligned with your corporate philanthropic mission.

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

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

Annual Events Companies can sponsor and engage employees in our one-day special events such as: ƒƒ MLK Day of Service (January) ƒƒ Spring Festival (April) ƒƒ Reston Multicultural Festival (September) ƒƒ Halloween House & Trick or Treat Trail to benefit the Nature House (October) Adopt-a-Recycling Bin 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. Donation amount: $475; the cost includes an engraved plaque.

What our community partners are saying . . . “Part of being a truly great company is being a responsible corporate citizen. We are very pleased that FM Global allowed its employees to help with a project that means a safer environment for us all.” – George Plesce Operations Manager for FM Global


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HEATHER MACLELLAN Volunteer of the Year — Heather MacLellan

SLHS INTERACT CLUB “It was extremely gratifying to celebrate Earth Day by working on such an important environmental project in our own community. The knowledgeable staff from the Reston Association made this a wonderful experience for our team and we look forward to volunteering again in the near future." – Laura Roland Sustainability Program Officer for Centennial’s Corporate Office We can provide that meaningful service project experience for your employees. For more information about RA’s Volunteer Program, please contact Ha Brock, RA community outreach specialist II, at 703-435-7986 or e-mail habrock@reston.org.

2012 RA SERVICE AWARD RECIPIENTS Youth Volunteer Group of the Year — SLHS Interact Club

South Lakes High School’s Interact Club is a volunteer youth group. The club demonstrates the meaning of volunteerism and giving back to the community. Its members are affiliated with the Rotary Club of Reston. The club works with sponsors Joyce Johnson and Jim Gates on Rotary events (such as the Senior-Senior Prom), while Rotary supports their efforts at school. The Interact Club participates in activities that relate to the interests

of club members. Within the Interact program, all members work to enhance leadership skills and serve their community. The Interact faculty advisor is Dr. Emily Wischow. The club has about 20 active members. In 2012, they participated in Arbor Day where they planted native plants and trees at the Walker Nature Center. They also helped at the Halloween House & Trick or Treat Trail event to benefit the Walker Nature Center and Habitat Heroes projects (formerly Weed Warriors) through Reston Association. In addition to helping other non-profit organizations, club members have given over 200 hours to RA. Members conducted a cannedfood drive at SLHS for Thanksgiving and were able to provide 70 families in our community with Thanksgiving food baskets. The group partnered with Culinary Arts at school to provide the food. Last year, the club raised over $1,000 to support AmericaShare. This year, members are in the process of fundraising for ShelterBox, an international disaster relief charity that delivers emergency shelter, warmth and dignity to people affected by disasters worldwide. The best part about Interact is that it is totally driven by the students and we, as a community, are proud of their effort and happy to announce they are RA's Youth Volunteer Group of the Year.

Heather has designed and maintained RA's Reston Tennis Facebook site, as well as Reston’s Tennis website. Tennis is one of the most popular sports in Reston and RA members rely on our Facebook page for current news that includes class cancellations, the closing of courts for repair or bad weather, advertising pro shop merchandise, and marketing of events such as the U.S. Open bus trip and the Washington Kastles Night event. Thanks to Heather's commitment, she has attracted 466 "Likes" to the Reston Tennis Facebook page. Heather has taken on a real interest in web page design, and on her own has brought a real flair to our Facebook page. Heather has donated countless hours to this endeavor because of her passion for tennis and the Reston community. Social media is the new way to market programs. There is a significant time commitment required to keep readers and residents engaged. Without Heather’s stewardship, this would have been difficult to achieve, due to limited RA resources in this area. Timely knowledge and communication about our programs is key to a successful tennis program and Heather’s help with our social media activities has helped us reach that goal. Heather works independently and seamlessly, and is a true asset to Reston Tennis as well as the Reston Association. She has become the voice of Reston tennis and her efforts are much appreciated. RA is happy to announce Heather MacLellan as the Volunteer of the Year.

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VOCELLI PIZZA Community Partner of the Year — Vocelli Pizza

Vocelli Pizza on North Shore Drive, and franchise owner, Randy Fox, have been an asset to the Reston Association Aquatics program for the past three years. The business has donated over $3,000 and provided discounted rates for pizzas at many pool events. Vocelli’s provides food at RA training events and other functions. When approached about helping with the Reston Kids’ Triathlon, the company and owner offered pizza and beverages to participants on race day and included “free pizza” vouchers for each racer to use at another time. The “Pool Points” incentive program was suggested by Mr. Fox and implemented in 2012. RA staffers were excited about earning free products by sharing information with pool patrons about pool-delivery deals offered by Vocelli’s. This type of interaction between staff and patrons is something we strive for each year. The Vocelli discount provided to RA for “pool party” packages allows the association to offer competitive rates for birthday parties that include food and drinks for party guests. Randy Fox is consistently seeking ways for his business to be more involved with the pool programs. RA is happy to announce Vocelli Pizza as the Community Partner of the Year.

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Virginia Invasive Plant Removal Day

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Reston Association invites you to join us for the fourth annual statewide Virginia Invasive Plant Removal Day. Groups all over Virginia will be doing their best to remove invasive exotic plants in their communities. The Reston Garlic Mustard Challenge will culminate on Invasive Plan Removal Day with a celebration at the Nature Center Spring Festival. For more information on the Habitat Heroes Program, contact Ha Brock, RA community outreach specialist II, at 703-435-7986, or e-mail habrock@reston.org

Invasive Plant Removal Day

9 a.m.-Noon Help pull garlic mustard in the natural area surrounding Old Trail Drive. Please park at the Glade Pool parking lot or along Glade Drive. We will meet near the tot-lot next to the pool parking lot . Please wear long sleeves and long pants. There is poison ivy at this site.

Games and Fun

1-4 p.m., The Nature House, 11450 Glade Drive Join us for fun games and activities that help you learn more about the nasty invasive garlic mustard plant. There will be a weigh station to weigh your bags full of garlic mustard. We’ll also have a dumpster for you to throw out your collected garlic mustard and prevent the spread of seeds and toxic chemicals from this plant.

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COMMUNITY OUTREACH

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Design Review Board

COMPOSITION BY BARBARA RAMEY

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he Design Review Board (DRB) is comprised of nine volunteers who are members of the Reston Association. They live and, in some cases, work in Reston. Each volunteer is appointed to the DRB by the Reston Association Board of Directors to serve a three-year term, and may serve up to three consecutive terms if re-appointed. The DRB members elect their own chair and vice chairs. The DRB members understand the history of Reston as a planned community. Collectively, the current members have lived in Reston over 160 years and have a shortest individual residency of seven years. The members are dedicated to preserving the design aesthetic of Reston and provide the Design Guidelines as a tool for property owners.

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Reston Association’s Design Review & Covenants Administration Resolution one states that six of the nine DRB members must be architects, landscape architects and/or land planners (design professionals) and three of the nine DRB members need not be design professionals (lay members). Currently, the DRB is comprised of four architects, two landscape architects and three lay members. The design professionals have collective professional experience of over 140 years, with the shortest individual professional experience of ten years. Many of the design professionals work and have designed projects in Reston. Overall, their experience ranges from small-scale residential projects to large-scale commercial projects, including site redevelopment.

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The lay members, although not design professionals, have related design interest, knowledge and experience, as well as experience in related fields such as engineering and compliance with government regulations and codes. They also have individual experience with design-related projects, such as home improvement and office renovation. The DRB members care a great deal about the future of Reston and are committed to serving the Reston community and preserving open space. As owners themselves, they understand an applicant’s desire to improve

his/her property, and the DRB members’ diverse personal experience and knowledge gives them a broad design perspective which lends itself to upholding Reston’s Protective Covenants as they were intended. The diversity of the DRB’s composition affords Reston’s design review process a varied aesthetic perception, a multi-faceted approach to design excellence, a seasoned appreciation of Reston’s character and a healthy respect for its history, but most of all, a unifying interest in the future development and re-development of this community.


COVENANTS

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ATTENTION

Licensed Common Interest Community Managers DID YOU KNOW…

that all licensed common interest community managers are required to provide the Common Interest Community Board (CICB) with any changes to their fidelity bonds or employee dishonesty insurance policies within five days of the change? This reporting is required whether a bond or insurance policy is cancelled, amended, expired, or changed in any other manner. In addition, the CICB must be notified when your bond or insurance policy is extended or renewed; otherwise, the Board’s records will reflect that the manager’s bond or insurance policy is expired, which could have a negative impact on your license from a regulatory perspective or with actual or potential clients should they contact the CICB office regarding the status of your bond or insurance policy.

A common interest community manager license that has an expired bond or insurance policy on file cannot be renewed or updated until the bond or policy is updated. In addition, if the CICB staff is unable to promptly obtain proof of compliance with the bond/employee dishonesty insurance policy requirements found in § 54.1-2346.D of the Code of Virginia and 18 VAC 48-50-30.E of the Board’s Common Interest Community Manager Regulations, your license may be referred for investigation and possible disciplinary action. Don’t let an oversight affect your license! Make it a part of your business routine to forward the CICB Board a copy of your certificate of insurance, insurance policy, or updated bond when your policy or bond is renewed or amended.

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Running for your

HOA Board Do I Have What it Takes? I

t may be the summertime, but HOA Board members are always on duty and always welcome new volunteers. If you’re considering running for the Board, we ask that you take a few moments to ask yourself the following three questions:

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Do I have the time?

As a board member, you will need to devote at least several hours of your time each month to association business. In addition to regular monthly board meetings, you will need to be active in e-mail discussions and occasional special meetings. During special projects, you may need to spend a little extra time on association business. Some board members may also spend a little more time than others if they work with a committee.

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Can I make tough decisions when it’s required?

The primary role of the board is to conduct the business of the association. This doesn’t just mean approving the budget, but also developing and enforcing policies. Board members are required to step outside their immediate circle of family and neighbors and make decisions based on the greater good of the community.

Can I do all this and have fun, too?

It isn’t all about policies and tough decisions. Your community is only as good as you make it, and establishing and maintaining a sense of community is a part of

a board member’s responsibility. Planning and attending functions such as your picnics and being a presence in the community are as important as any policy decisions you may make. Being a board member can be frustrating at times, but it may also be one of the most rewarding ways you’ll find to volunteer your time. If you’re interested in running for your board or would like more details about the board’s responsibilities, please contact the manager or a current board member.


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EXPO VENDOR SPOTLIGHT

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WOOD ROOF Shingle Replacement

BY BOB LYLES, PRINCIPAL, SUSTAINABLE WOOD PRODUCTS, LLC

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hen replacing your existing wood roof, it is important that you know there is a choice when it comes to wooden roof shingles. The most common products on the market are cedar and pine wooden shingles. The most common shingle is western red cedar. There are also some eastern white cedar and alaskan yellow cedar products on the market, however of the softwood specie, Western Red Cedar is considered the best available.

WOOD vs. ASPHALT

Homeowners who choose wooden shingle products do so for the products’ appearance and classic rustic look. Houses with wooden shingles look distinctive as opposed to the ubiquitous look of a standard asphalt shingle. What most people don’t realize is there are benefits to using wooden roof systems. ■■

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ooden Roof Shingles provide almost twice W the “R” value for insulation. Wooden Shingles provide an “R” factor of 0.94. Asphalt Shingles have an “R” factor of 0.44. Woden shingles provide added ventilation for the roof system. Proper ventilation allows the building envelope of your house to breathe, which is critical for preventing mold. Wood shingles in their natural form are 100% biodegradable. You can rest assured that when your roof system has lived its life, the materials will not go and sit in a landfill; rather the material will return to earth, making wood shingles the “green” solution for your home. Weathered wooden roof shingles provide a silver roof surface that deflects radiant heat, thus helping to cool your home.

Now, there is finally a hardwood alternative for your roof system, Wallaba, a sustainably harvested tropical hardwood. Wallaba shingles provide a hardwood alternative to current softwood shingles. Wallaba shingles provide added strength and durability compared to traditional top end Cedar shingles.

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Note: This information is provided for educational purposes only – not an endorsement of the product. DRB approval is needed for any exterior alteration.

Now that you can see some of the benefits of a wood shingle versus the traditional asphalt, let’s understand the difference between cedar and Wallaba.

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ine shingles need to be treated to withstand P the elements of weather and seasons Cedar shingles need to be chemically treated to achieve a Class “B” fire rating as part of a roofing system. Cedar and pine shingles need to be treated to prevent insect infestation. *Cedar shingles need to be retreated periodically to maintain its suggested life.

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allaba shingles are naturally resistant to W insects and decay, therefore, they require no chemical treatment. Wallaba shingles are the only untreated wood shingle to pass the intermittent spread of flame fire tests with a Class “B” rating. Wallaba shingles are the only untreated shingles to satisfy the International Construction Code (ICC) Class “A” fire rated roof system.

*Product listing will be available from QAI (Quality Auditing Institute) on Turada® Hardwood Shingles (Wallaba) by December 2012.

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS' ACTIONS

Nov. 29, 2013 Approved amendments to Exhibit A of Assessment & Finance Resolution 2; Assessment Rates & Collection Procedures to reflect the proposed base $590 Annual Assessment Rates, Fairfax County Tax reduction rate of $260 Installment Plan Fees, Collection Fees, and respective due dates for 2013. (Full motion can be viewed on www.reston.org under the Board Minutes section of the site.)

Dec. 13, 2012 Appointed/Reappointed: Don Schaefer to the Covenants Committee as an At-Large representative for a term of three years, ending December 2015 Rosie Sjamsubahri to the Covenants Committee as an At-Large representative for a term of three years, ending December 2015 Approved: amendments to Assessment & Finance Resolution 1; Biennial Budget Development Process; new Assessment & Finance Resolution 10; Budget Amendments; amendments to Assessment & Finance Resolution 3; Repair & Replacement Reserve Fund; and new Assessment & Finance Resolution 9; Capital Asset Acquisition Reserve Fund Increased the 2012 Operating Budget in the amount of $103,823.00 (from $12,710,362 to $12,814,185) to cover additional expenses; which, were unbudgeted and driven by the Association’s response to weather conditions; and reallocate the $161,600 originally earmarked for the Repair Replacement and Reserve Fund for use to offset the increased expenditures from the 2012 Operating Budget.

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Approved amendments to Assessment & Finance Resolution 6; Investments; which will permit the Association to invest available funds in longer term assets with the intention of obtaining a greater return while limiting risk. Moved to: 1) revoke any and all previous motions the Board has taken on this matter; and, 2) approve the contribution of no more than $50,000 to be paid in 2013, as part of the 2013 Operating Budget, in order to participate in an application submitted by South Lakes High School/Reston for the Fairfax County Synthetic Field Development Program (Full motion can be viewed on www. reston.org under the Board Minutes section of the site.)

Jan. 24, 2013 Moved to: 1) dedicate the newly renovated Dogwood Pool Picnic Pavilion as the “Dan Warfield Pavilion” in recognition, honor, and memory of his 36 years of dedicated employment and service to Reston Association and community; and 2) approve the installation of two mosaic panels on the Dogwood Pool concrete bench/wall adjacent to the Picnic Pavilion in honor and memory of Dan Warfield’s love of music and water. Appointed/Reappointed: Barbara La Rock to the position of Vice Chair of the Seniors Advisory Committee for a one year term, ending January 2014 David Whitmore; John Mossgrove; Richard Rogers; Robert Finkelstein; and, Joe Stowers as members of the Transportation Advisory Committee for terms of three years each, ending January 2016

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Joe Stowers and Dan Kole as members of the Pedestrian & Bicycling Advisory Committee for terms of three years each, ending January 2016 Carol Ivory to the position of Chair of the Environmental Advisory Committee for a one year term, ending January 2014 Nick Bauer; Robert Mowbray; and, Ben Perchik as members of the Environmental Advisory Committee for terms of three years each, ending January 2016 Shawn Endsley to the position of Chair of the Fiscal Committee for a one year term, ending January 2014 Elizabeth Bolton to the position of Chair of the Seniors Advisory Committee for a one year term, ending January 2014 Luci Koizumi; David Ralston; Mia McNaughton; and, Virginia Vennett as members of the Seniors Advisory Committee for three year terms each, ending January 2016 Elected to the Board of Directors of the Friends of Reston For Community Projects, Inc., Glenn Walker and Chris Beyer who shall serve for a term of three years, ending January 2016 Appointed Intelliscan, Inc., as the Association’s Counting Agent and serve as the Inspector of Elections for purposes of Section 13.1847.1A of the Virginia Nonstock Corporation Act to receive and tabulate the 2013 election ballots and to certify the results to the Reston Association Elections Committee.

Amended Elections & Referenda Resolution 4; Member Voting Rights, Form of Ballots, Ballot Tabulation to allow the Counting Agent to examine mailed ballots as they come in to the Counting Agent’s office for the purpose of identifying which Members have cast a ballot so as to eliminate those Members from the pool of those who would receive a voting reminder postcard. Approved the 2013 Election Ballot Template and related materials as proposed by the Elections Committee Approved the Reston Association Employee Handbook as amended and directed staff to initiate a discussion on issues of periodic background checks and report back findings to the Board Planning Committee in May on the subject. Had staff report back on policy options for regulations regarding employee smoking and report back findings to the Board Planning Committee in May 2013. Directed staff to send a letter to the appropriate legislators in the Virginia General Assembly expressing Reston Association’s support of Senate Bill 736 on Motor Vehicle Doors Directed staff to send a letter to Fairfax County Hunter Mill District Supervisor Catherine Hudgins and other appropriate County staff requesting that adequate pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure be included along Reston Station Boulevard and other new streets servicing the Wiehle Avenue Metro Station. Approved the contribution of $20,000 to be paid in 2013 to the Reston Historic Trust in order to be a Producer Level sponsor of The Reston Story; A Film About Reston, Virginia: The First 50 Years.


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BOARD OF DIRECTORS « BoardofDirectors@reston.org Feb. 28, 2013 Appointed/Reappointed: Gina Felix to the position of Chair and Susan Konrad to the position of Vice Chair of the Communications Advisory Committee, each for a one year term, ending February 2014 Karen Brutsche as a member of the Seniors Advisory Committee for a term of three years, ending February 2016 Kathryn Martin to the position of Chair and John Bowman to the position of Vice Chair of the Transportation Advisory Committee for a one year term, ending February 2014 Tim Donohue as a member of the Transportation Advisory Committee for a term of three years, ending February 2016 Shawn Endsley as a member of the Fiscal Committee for a two year term, ending February 2015 Eileen Dubose to the position of Vice Chair of the Covenants Committee for a one year term, ending February 2014 Dr. Rengin Morro to the position of Vice Chair of the Reston Neighborhood Advisory Committee for a one year term, ending February 2014 Authorized the Pedestrian & Bicycling Advisory Committee to promote and participate in a Reston-wide Bike to School Day initiative Approved amendments to Common Areas Resolution 1; Common Area Use to: 1) increase the smoking ban perimeter around the exterior of any Reston Association property building or the boundary of any facility from

25 feet to 50 feet; and, 2) strongly discourage smoking and request that all persons refrain from smoking on those Association Common Area properties where smoking is not prohibited by Common Areas Resolution 1. Moved to: 1) direct staff to install signs in well-traveled locations along Reston Association paved pathways with the following language: “For the sake of your health and those around you, please help RA keep our paths and parks smoke-free. If you need help to quit smoking, call 1-800-QUIT NOW or go to www.smokefree. gov.”; and, 2) fund the creation and installation of such signage through private donations and grants. Authorized the Reston Masters Swim Team to use Lake Audubon and Lake Audubon Pool Facilities for their Jim McDonnell Lake Swim on Saturday, May 25, 2013 and Sunday, May 26, 2013 (Full motion can be viewed on www.reston.org under the Board Minutes section of the site.) Created an ad hoc CEO Selection Committee which is to be comprised of President Knueven; Directors Andere, Chew, Sanio; Treasurer Higgins; and, Reston Association Member Tim Cohn. The CEO Selection Committee may be expanded by up to two (2) additional Reston Association members as determined and approved by the Board of Directors.

Ken Knueven, President Lake Anne/Tall Oaks District Representative BODKnueven@reston.org or kknueven@hotmail.com Andy Sigle, Vice-President At-Large Representative BODSigle@reston.org or awsigle@gmail.com

Joe Leighton, Secretary At-Large Representative BODLeighton@reston.org or joe_leighton@comcast.net

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

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

Cheryl Beamer Hunters Woods/Dogwood District Representative BODBeamer@reston.org or cherylbeamer@verizon.net

Donna Miller Rostant At-Large Representative BODRostant@reston.org or donnarostant@gmail.com

Mike Collins North Point District Representative mikecollins@reston.org or mike4ra@gmail.com

Michael R. Sanio At-Large Representative bodmichaelsanio@reston.org or Michael.R.Sanio@gmail.com Richard Chew South Lakes District Representative directorchew@reston.org Milton Matthews, Chief Executive Officer matthews@reston.org

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* INFO & RESOURCES RESTON ASSOCIATION COMMON AREA

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Owners, including owners of property adjacent to the Common Area, shall not attempt to nor improve, alter, landscape or mow Reston Association (RA) Common Area. Owners, including owners of property adjacent to the Common Area, shall confine all fencing (including invisible fencing), sheds, or any other development to their own property. RA meadows in the Common Area shall be mowed annually by RA staff only. 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. Horseback riding shall be confined to designated bridle paths. Dogs are to be walked on a leash in accordance with Fairfax County regulations. Cats, while on Common Area, must also be walked on a leash. Except for service dogs, no pets are permitted on active recreation areas, including but not limited to, such areas as playgrounds, picnic and multi-purpose courts, and play fields. Dumping of any refuse, including but not limited to, grass clippings, leaves, Christmas trees, appliances, old sofas, crank case oil, etc., is prohibited. [Also see Amended Deed Section VI.2(b).]

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No invasive exotic plants or animals (especially invasive plants such as bamboo and English ivy) shall be introduced to the RA Common Area. 9. Unless specifically authorized by the Association, the use of any motor vehicles or other motorized vehicle, other than governmental police, fire and rescue vehicles, on walkways or other Common Area is prohibited. [Also see Amended Deed Section VI.2(db)(10).] 10. Loitering, as defined by Fairfax County Code Article 1 Section 5-1-2, is prohibited. Specifically, it shall be unacceptable for any person to loiter at, on, or in RA Common Area in the following manner: a. To interfere, impede or hinder the free passage of pedestrian or authorized vehicular traffic; b. To threaten or do physical harm to another member or members of the public; c. To threaten or do physical damage to the Common Area; or d. To breach the peace or engage in disorderly conduct by the use of words or acts or other conduct that clearly threaten, intimidate or present a danger to others. Except where 10 a-d apply, before contacting local law enforcement, Reston Association, in its sole discretion, may contact an appropriate organization(s) to assist in the intervention with or removal of individuals from the Common Area. 11. Unless specifically authorized by the RA Board of Directors, the following actions are prohibited in the RA Common Area: a. Carrying or discharging of firearms, air guns, archery equipment, including but not limited to, bow and arrow, and B-B guns;

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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.

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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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INFO & RESOURCES

DIRECTORY & FACILITIES RESTON ASSOCIATION HEADQUARTERS (14) 12001 SUNRISE VALLEY DRIVE 703-435-6530

NORTH HILLS POOL (1) 1325 NORTH VILLAGE ROAD

LAKE NEWPORT TENNIS COURTS (5)

UPLANDS TENNIS COURTS (7)

11452 BARON CAMERON AVENUE

11032 RING ROAD

NEWBRIDGE TENNIS COURTS (17)

BROWN’S CHAPEL PARK (4) BARON CAMERON AVENUE

11718 GOLF COURSE SQUARE

SHADOWOOD TENNIS COURTS (23)

HUNTERS WOODS PICNIC PAVILION (25)

11950 WALNUT BRANCH ROAD

DOGWOOD POOL (24) 2460 GREEN RANGE ROAD

NORTH HILLS TENNIS COURTS (1)

RESTON ASSOCIATION CENTRAL SERVICES FACILITY (10) 12250 SUNSET HILLS ROAD 703-437-7658

STEEPLECHASE DRIVE

TEMPORARY ROAD PICNIC PAVILION (11)

LAKE ANNE PICNIC PAVILION (6)

TEMPORARY ROAD/NORTH SHORE DRIVE

2201 SPRINGWOOD DRIVE

AUTUMNWOOD POOL (2)

POLO FIELDS RECREATION AREA (15) THUNDER CHASE DRIVE

WALKER NATURE EDUCATION CENTER (30)

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11450 GLADE DRIVE 703-476-9689

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

11301 NORTH SHORE DRIVE

1325 NORTH VILLAGE ROAD

HOOK ROAD TENNIS COURTS (9)

NORTH HILLS PICNIC PAVILION (1) 1325 NORTH VILLAGE ROAD

FAIRWAY DRIVE/HOOK ROAD

GLADE POOL (29) 11550 GLADE DRIVE

AUTUMNWOOD TENNIS COURTS (2)

GOLF COURSE ISLAND POOL (12)

11950 WALNUT BRANCH ROAD

PONY BARN PICNIC PAVILION (28) TRIPLE CROWN/ STEEPLECHASE DRIVE

11301 LINKS DRIVE

HUNTERS WOODS POOL (26)

BARTON HILL TENNIS COURTS (20)

2501 RESTON PARKWAY

SUNRISE VALLEY DRIVE/ BARTON HILL ROAD

LAKE AUDUBON POOL (22)

COLTS NECK TENNIS COURTS (27)

2070 TWIN BRANCHES ROAD

COLTS NECK ROAD

LAKE NEWPORT POOL (3)

GLADE TENNIS COURTS (29)

11601 LAKE NEWPORT ROAD

11550 GLADE DRIVE

LAKE THOREAU POOL (19) 2040 UPPER LAKES DRIVE

NEWBRIDGE POOL (17) 11768 GOLF COURSE SQUARE

TALL OAKS POOL (13) 12025 NORTH SHORE DRIVE

UPLANDS POOL (7) 11032 RING ROAD

LAKE ANNE TENNIS COURTS (6) 11301 NORTH SHORE DRIVE

NORTH SHORE POOL (8) 11515 NORTH SHORE DRIVE

RIDGE HEIGHTS POOL (21)

NORTH SHORE QUICKSTART 36 FT TENNIS COURTS (8) 11515 NORTH SHORE DRIVE

11400 RIDGE HEIGHTS ROAD

SHADOWOOD POOL (23) 2201 SPRINGWOOD DRIVE

UPPER LAKES TENNIS COURTS (18) UPPER LAKES DRIVE/SUNRISE VALLEY DRIVE

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