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How Fairfax County Builds Community

BY CATHY HUDGINS Generations United and MetLife Foundation honored Res­ton with the 2014 Best Intergen­erational Communities Award, illustrating the many reasons why we all love to live, work, play & get involved in Reston.

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NoVA Civil Rights Archive

BY GERRY CONNOLLY Congressman Gerry Connolly commemorates the signing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by sponsoring the Northern Virginia Civil Rights Archive: Personal Histories of Struggle and Achievement. Read how to get involved.

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BY ILENE MILLER AND LISA FRIEDLANDER Scheduling your child’s activities can seem like a full time job. Activity Rocket & Reston Association partnered to provide a one stop website for finding the best activities for your child. On the Cover: Reston community members highlighting why Reston was honored as an intergenerational community. Photographer: Sean Bahrami

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A Model Community for Growth Being Number 1 Discovering Reduced Shakespeare

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A Vision for Reston’s Business Growth: Yesterday and Today 24 Faster Travel, New Choices, Better Carpooling

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BOARD & GOVERNANCE

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108 Reston’s Enduring Appeal 109 Reston's 50th Anniversary Wordfind 110 Board Actions 111 Board of Directors

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112 Reston Association Common Area 113 Fishing & Boating Guidelines

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RA CONTRIBUTORS Ashleigh Soloff, Abby Stocking, Barbara Beaver, Claudia Thompson-Deahl, Ha Brock, Katie Shaw, Ken Rosenthal, Laura Kowalski, Mary Conaway, Nicki Bellezza, Willa Whitacre, Rob Tucker COMMUNITY CONTRIBUTORS Amy Marlow, Catherine M. Hudgins, Gerry Connolly, Holly McCullough, Ilene Miller, Jean Janssen, Katie Eichler Jones, Ken Knueven, Ken Plum, Leila Gordon, Lisa Friedlander, Michael McGurk ADVERTISING Shannon B. Duffy E-mail: sduffy@onthegreenllc.net Mobile: 703-508-4815 Reston is published quarterly by the Reston Association. Send correspondence or address changes to Reston Association at 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 201913404, 703-435-6530. All articles © Reston Association 2014. All rights reserved. Articles and letters to the editor may be submitted via mail to Kirsten F. Carr, Reston Association at 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20191-3404. 703-435-6530. E-mail submissions may be made to kcarr@reston.org. Anonymous or incomplete information will not be published. Reston Association reserves the right to edit for length, style, clarity and content. Articles may be printed upon verification of authorship and availability of space. A digital version of Reston is available online at www.reston.org.

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A Model Community for Growth BY KEN KNUEVEN  PHOTOGRAPHY BY DAVID MADISON

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n 1964, one man had a vision for a community, a community designed to be a place to “Live, Work, Play and Get Involved” throughout a person’s lifetime. This vision wasn’t just a lofty dream, but instead a well thought out game plan designed to ensure sustainability and viability for years to come. Today, 50 years later, we celebrate the founder, Bob Simon, and his vision for creating a model community we are all proud to call home. And, we here at Reston Association are uniquely devoted to reinvesting in Reston’s future for the next 50 years. As we are well aware, the reinvestment needs to come with a strategy to prepare for the inevitable changes which will accompany growth and progress. We have a plan for that. Reston Association is currently viewed as being an essential element in addressing the shifting needs of our community over the next few years, and as we truly begin to see the large influx of development associated with the arrival of the Silver Line, we hope to become the essential element in planning for that growth. We have a seat at the table, and are collabo-

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rating with our neighbors to ensure our voices are heard and Reston’s needs are considered when larger growth decisions are being made. And, as I shared with you at the end of my term last year, it is still critically important for us to promote the essential elements of Reston as standards for the development, redevelopment and revitalization of our community. We focused on those essential elements throughout our inclusive 2014-2015 budget process and knew we needed to highlight Sus-

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tainability & Community Viability as the strategic goal to keep in mind. In our efforts to effectively manage all resources, resulting in a sustainable and viable community, we invited you, our partners, in this reinvestment to share your thoughts and priorities. We were encouraged by the level of involvement of our members and appreciated hearing from the community and staff the initiatives which will have a long-term impact on the community through improvements on appearance, property values and internal efficiency. Change & Opportunity is also more than a catchphrase and strategic goal for RA and 2013 was an opportunity to show this in action. Under the leadership of new CEO, but longtime RA staff member, Cate Fulkerson, RA underwent a strategic staff restructuring. This realignment provided the best service to our members, while also focusing on ways to capitalize on the natural strengths and partnerships within our organization. These new departments highlight the talent we have while also lending to incredible collaboration, both internally and with our external stakeholders.

Finally, as we know a strong community is built by strong engagement with our members, the board and staff continued to seek input and involvement from our members on a variety of issues. From the inclusive budget process described above, to the standingroom-only community meeting on Fairfax County’s Comprehensive Plan, we asked for, and received the input of the community. These were not isolated occurrences, however, and we look forward to more instances of collaboration in the future. As you can see in our annual report, the founding principles of Reston continue to play a large role in our strategic plan and priorities and help guide us in our daily activities. We hope you will see that together, you and the Reston Association —we make Reston great. 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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Being Number

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ince returning home from the annual General Assembly session in the capital city of Richmond, I have been getting a lot of questions and friendly comments about my new license plate. If you have not seen it, it is "1, House of Delegates." In a year when the Reston community is celebrating its 50th anniversary milestone and its founder is celebrating his 100th birthday, I suppose it is appropriate that Reston’s first resident elected to political office receive some recognition as well. Numbers on license plates for members of the House of Delegates are assigned by seniority of service. I am the longest serving member currently in the House of Delegates. I served a term from 1978-1980 and have served continuously from 1982 to the present. Seems like a long time until you realize that I replaced a delegate who was number 1 with 52 years of service when he retired this year. While the number is assigned by seniority with the designation House of Delegates on the plate, I very appropriately pay all the same fees everyone else pays for license plates. And I am not the only number 1 you will see on a license plate: The Speaker of the House has the plate I always wanted but cannot receive because my political party is in the minority in the House of Delegates. His plate has a 1 on it with the words “Speaker of the House of Delegates.” If you see a large black vehicle with darkened windows with just a 1 on the tag and nothing else, you are seeing the governor go by. Being in the minority party as the most senior member does not bring any special powers or authority with it. There is some ceremonial

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advantage from time to time such as the best seats at the inaugural ceremony for Governor Terry McAuliffe.

WITH MY EXPERIENCE, I AM ABLE TO MENTOR NEW MEMBERS, WHICH IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE TASKS. With my experience, I am able to mentor new members, which is one of my favorite tasks. There can be shocking differences among discussing issues in an academic or social setting, in a political campaign, and in the legislative halls. My goal is to encourage members to keep their idealism and enthusiasm when confronted with the multitude of diverse interests that come together in the legislature. There is a reason that lawmaking is sometimes likened to sausage making. I also try to model for younger legislators the importance of being prepared, knowing your stuff, and staying up-to-date. I continue to lead the body in the use of technology and constituent service. There is a downside to having your experience and seniority recognized with a number 1 on your license plate: It takes you longer to get someplace, for you have to drive more carefully and slowly than others might do. As always I appreciate hearing from constituents. Write to me at kenplum@aol.com. Delegate Plum represents the 36th District, including all of Reston, in the Virginia House of Delegates.


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NoVA Civil Rights Archive A Collection of Testimonials of Triumph and Struggle to Commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act BY GERRY CONNOLLY  PHOTOGRAPHY BY JAMIE SMITH AND KEVIN HARPER

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his July our nation will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. To commemorate this important law and the positive changes it has wrought on our country and its citizens, I am sponsoring a yearlong archival history project to collect and record testimonials from Northern Virginians about the civil rights era and what it means in terms of our daily lives. I invite you to join me in commemorating this important milestone by participating in the Northern Virginia Civil Rights Archive: Personal Histories of Struggle and Achievement. After decades of struggle, courageous protests, and violence, America moved one step closer to equality on July 2, 1964, when President Lyndon B. Johnson, with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by his side, signed into law the landmark Civil Rights Act. The Act prohibits discrimination in public accommodations and bans discrimination based on race, gender, religion or origin. Here in Reston our own beloved Robert Simon, who founded Reston on the principle that people of all different races and backgrounds could live alongside one another, was at the forefront of the civil rights movement and faced his own challenges in a segregated Virginia. Even before the Civil Rights Act or the federal Fair Housing Act

EVEN BEFORE THE CIVIL RIGHTS ACT OR THE FEDERAL FAIR HOUSING ACT BECAME LAW, BOB INSISTED THAT ANYONE COULD LIVE IN RESTON, REGARDLESS OF RACE. became law, Bob insisted that anyone could live in Reston, regardless of race. Although racial restrictions in property deeds were perfectly legal and virtually ubiquitous in Virginia in 1964, to Bob they were "inconceivable." Dozens of lenders refused to finance the first integrated community in the south, but Bob would not back down despite the tremendous financial risks he faced, and Reston nearly went bankrupt as a result. Fortunately, Gulf Oil recognized Bob's wisdom and made the investments necessary to carry out his vision of an open community. And today, Reston is a better community because of Bob’s tireless efforts. In addition to Bob’s story, I also recently had the opportunity to spend time with another local civil rights hero who helped bring sweeping change for the better to Northern Virginia. In 1964 Mrs. Fannie Fitzgerald was one of the four young teachers who were ordered by the Prince William County school superintendent to integrate county schools. It was not an easy or comfortable task for Mrs. Fitzgerald and her colleagues, but they persisted. Although Bob Simon’s and Fannie Fitzgerald’s historic achievements are well-documented, many of the stories of their contemporaries here in Northern Virginia are not preserved. Sadly, we are losing their personal histories to time.

Top: Congressman Gerry Connolly, flanked by Reston founder Bob Simon and a statue of Simon in Reston. Bottom: Kim Fitzgerald Lennon, Civil Rights hero Fannie Fitzgerald, Rep. John Lewis, Rep. Gerry Connolly, and an actor portraying Frederick Douglass at the ceremony unveiling the Douglass statue in the Capitol.

I ask Restonians and all Northern Virginians to join us as we embark on this year-long project. I hope local residents will volunteer their personal stories about the struggles they faced, the triumphs they achieved, or the experiences of people they know related to equal rights and dignity for all Americans then and today. The material we gather will be compiled, shared with the Library of Congress, George Mason University, and the Fairfax and Prince William library and school systems, and released to the public on July 2, 2014. With your help, our community can create a very personal accounting of the civil rights movement in Northern Virginia and

preserve an important part of the history that will be studied and cherished by future generations. Those who want to provide a testimonial or seek more information about Congressman Gerry Connolly’s Northern Virginia Civil Rights Archive: Personal Histories of Struggle and Achievement can visit his website — Connolly.house. gov — or call 703-670-4989. Congressman Gerry Connolly represents Virginia’s 11th District, which includes Reston. A former chairman of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, he serves on both the Oversight & Government Reform and the Foreign Affairs committees.

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How Fairfax County Builds Community The 2014 Best Intergenerational Communities Award — Reston

BY CATHY HUDGINS  PHOTOGRAPHY BY DAVID MADISON AND JIM KIRBY

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ntergenerational communities” refers to places that: (1) provide adequately for safety, health, education and the basic necessities of life; (2) promote programs, policies, and practices that increase cooperation, interaction, and exchange between people of different generations, and (3) enable all ages to share their talents and resources, and support each other in relationships that benefit both individuals and their community. Does this read like a description of Reston? Well, Generations United and MetLife Foundation think it does. Even more, on March 25 2014, Reston received an awesome honor

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from them. They recognized Reston with the 2014 Best Intergenerational Communities Award. Even more wondrous is that it was nicely timed to coordinate with the celebrations for the 50th anniversary and Bob Simon’s 100th birthday. You might be curious about the selection process, which is discerning and defining. It follows: The criteria considered our services, programs, policies, organizational structure, and our specific intergenerational successes, such as our seniors’ activities, universal access, community events, and children’s programs. Those simple components of life — issues of safety, transporta-

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tion, health, housing and education — define our collective well-being. More than just private enterprise, financial success and employment, Reston always has emphasized the importance and dignity of each individual. From the very beginning, deliberate attention centered on including everyone in the “good life.” Using the accessible built and natural environment plus cultural and recreational facilities, these individuals, joined together as a community. We are more than just a collection of various age groups and individuals residing in the same place. Each of us gives and receives; we are valued; we are resource and consumer; we are engaged.

EACH OF US GIVES AND RECEIVES; WE ARE VALUED; WE ARE RESOURCE AND CONSUMER; WE ARE ENGAGED. This philosophy of inclusive thinking grows directly from Robert E. Simon’s original Seven Goals; it both shapes and serves the community. And it always has. Similarly, Fairfax County addresses these issues. We partner with local businesses and community organizations to provide


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50+ Committee and the Commission on Aging older adult living facilities and after-school programs. In an effort to create community, the county delivers essential services and programs which support families, older adults, youth and children, through a variety of agencies. For

Where can you find an aging friendly community? That is easy — it’s right here in Fairfax County. From home repair to in-home care, from senior housing to independent living, from community shuttles to walkable neighborhoods, from caregiver to neighbor-helping-neighbor,

the County, through its 50+ Committee and the Commission on Aging, coordinates private, public and personal efforts to connect multiple generations to their communities. In big ways — grants to fund local faith-based initiatives to develop transportation options — and not so big ways — ramp access in swimming pools — we are working to make everyday life events accessible to older people, young children and everyone in between, regardless of age or ability. Barrier-free activities and products benefit the vast majority of our residents. My personal favorite, the sidewalk curb cut, is equally a boon to members of the silver tsunami, parents pushing baby strollers, young bikers, and the disabled. Relatively low tech, it is quite a popular success. As success begets success, we build from one generation to another. For that reason, on February 11, upon my motion, the Fairfax County

Board of Supervisors approved the Reston Master Plan recommendations to amend the Comprehensive Plan. The updated plan is predicated upon and continues the principles of the original Simon Goals. Finally, I am grateful to Bob and to Fairfax County for the forethought and commitment that built the Reston of today and that will usher in the Reston of the future. As Fairfax County matures and Reston satisfies Mr. Simon’s vision, I look forward to my life here and to enjoying the blessings of our intergenerational community. Cathy Hudgins has represented the Hunter Mill District on the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors since 2000. As a long-time Restonian, she has been involved with local, county and state politics for over 30 years.

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Discovering Reduced Shakespeare BY LEILA GORDON  PHOTOS COURTESY OF THE REDUCED SHAKESPEARE COMPANY

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iscovery is one of the greatest pleasures we can experience. During my career at Reston Community Center, I spent many years as the Director of Arts and Events — a position that required curiosity, investigation, experimentation — the very activities that are preludes to “discovery.” Presenting artists to Reston audiences in the CenterStage at Reston Community Center provided me with countless hours of joy and frequent affirmation of my instincts when a “discovery” of mine was welcomed with great enthusiasm by others. Probably no discovery I made proved to be more applauded than the discovery of the Reduced Shakespeare Company. I went to a showcase of theirs in a dingy rehearsal room over the Marriott Marquis in New York City. The room had brown metal folding chairs in it and a bare tile floor with fluorescent lighting overhead in a ceiling only about seven feet high. The acoustics were terrible. Refreshments for the “presenters” at this showcase consisted of two six-foot-long sub sandwiches and either water or jug wine. The schedule had said that the Reduced Shakespeare Company would be performing Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, the History Plays and selected “shorts” from Will Shakespeare’s oeuvre. In twenty minutes. My curiosity was piqued, I had to investigate. Needless to say, I laughed from

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start to finish. It was and remains on my top five list of favorite all-time artistic discoveries. I knew I had to present the RSC in Reston. Twenty-five years ago I experienced one of the great thrills of my career by establishing a romance between Reston and the Reduced Shakespeare Company. I am so pleased that Reston Community Center has been the matchmaker for RSC and Reston; and that we were instrumental in the “bad boys of abridgement” becoming a well-loved Kennedy Center attraction, too. How could any significant anniversary year in Reston’s and RCC’s history not include the comedy of our funniest touring artists? When we thought about which RSC production to bring to Reston, it became crystal clear to us that more is more at last. There was simply no possible way to pick a favorite script; so we picked them all. I know where I am going to be in September; anyone who wants to discover — or rediscover — the Reduced Shakespeare Company should join me! For a full Reduced Shakespeare Company Extravaganza schedule and to purchase tickets in advance, visit www.restoncommunitycenter.com. Leila Gordon has been the RCC Executive Director since 2008.


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A Vision for Reston’s Business Growth: Yesterday and Today A Message from the Leadership of the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce

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n article by John Dougherty in The Washington Post from January 1983 describes Reston’s growth and change by stating, “…a combination of factors ... has made Reston one of the premier locations in the Washington area for employers… Reston’s close proximity to Dulles Airport, the functional success of the town as a good place to live and the approval of a Dulles Toll Road to be completed in 1984 have led to an influx of new corporations.” While Dougherty refers to the Dulles Toll Road because this piece is from the early 1980s, you could substitute “Silver Line Metrorail to be completed in 2014” and the spirit of this piece would be just as relevant

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A COMBINATION OF FACTORS ... HAS MADE RESTON ONE OF THE PREMIER LOCATIONS IN THE WASHINGTON AREA FOR EMPLOYERS… today as it was over 30 years ago. This article is called “New Board of Commerce to Boost Reston Economy,” and talks about the “rapid expansion of business” in Reston and the need for an organization to “…promote the economy of the Reston area by providing a mechanism for identifying and building consensus on issues important to

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the future of the Reston community.” While we are now called the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce, our mission to serve as a catalyst for business growth and development continues to provide critical leadership and vision in the greater Reston community. From yesterday’s creation of the Dulles Toll Road to today’s completion of the Silver Line, our Chamber has helped to encourage change that is consistent with the original principles of Reston’s growth: mixed-use development; expanded public transportation; appreciation for design; and respect for the environment. Most recently we have successfully advocated for the Silver Line to extend beyond Reston to Dulles Airport and beyond by en-

gaging in conversations with leaders at the local, state and national level. With each new road, metro

train or business that comes to Reston, this Chamber stands rooted in Robert E. Simon’s original vision of a community where all can work, live and play, and more recently added, serve. Dougherty describes us in 1983 as being “…instrumental in incorporating many of the new large companies now operating in Reston into the mainstream of the community,” and we are proud that we still fill the same role in 2014. In addition to providing networking and business growth opportunities, this Chamber proactively advocates for critical issues of our area businesses and also serves as a connector between the corporate and not-for-profit community, helping to drive corporate social responsibility in the Dulles Corridor.

The common thread through this Chamber’s work from the past and in the present is our vision of a thriving business community that positively impacts the growth and prosperity of a vibrant and collaborative region. As we move forward into Reston’s next 50 years and beyond, we will continue to provide the strategic vision and engaged leadership that have defined our role in the community since our founding over 30 years ago. Amy McDowell Marlow is the Communications Director at the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce.

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BY LISA FRIEDLANDER AND ILENE MILLER  PHOTOS COURTESY OF ACTIVITY ROCKET

eston Association is a proud partner of activityrocket.com — a parent’s one stop website for finding the best activities at the right time, price, date and more. Did you know RA offers more then 46 activities and camps? And activityrocket.com makes it easier to find exactly what you are looking for by activity, time, schedule and price. This dynamic search engine was built by two local moms who were tired of trying to piece together enrichment for their five kids using Google and other inefficient searches. Inspired by the ease with which they could book a restaurant on Open Table for dining reservations or travel on Expedia, Lisa Friedlander and Ilene Miller built a website that connects parents with activities and camps online in the precise moment you are looking to sign up. Ready to give it a whirl? Simply visit activityrocket.com and press the orange Search button.

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All of RA’s 46 activities and camps will appear. Click on the “activity tab” to see each one. You will be asked to “sign up” or log into Activity Rocket. The website is FREE and will make your search, sharing, and sign up super efficient and fast! They promise it’s worth your while or they will wash your dirty dishes for two weeks to make it up to you. Okay maybe not — but they think you will truly appreciate being able to filter your activities by the date, day, age, or time you are looking for. You can also search for just activities (after school and weekends) or camps (spring, summer and winter breaks). There are so many enrichments to choose from for as young as six-month-old babies up through 18 and older. You will find Mommy & Me classes for babies and toddlers, Water Safety, swimming and lifeguard training, triathlon, as well as many birthday party ideas and more! And camps range from CIT training, specialty camps for bike riding, inline skating, and skateboarding, plus themed day camps for your toddlers to teens. We all know kids love taking classes with friends, so be sure to share your Faves by liking them to your Facebook page or emailing your top picks to your kid's friends. They also built calendaring and reminder tools right into the Rocket so you would never miss another start date and know when activities and camps end. And if you are a fan of Reston Association’s terrific programming, be sure to let other parents know by sharing a

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rating and review here: https:// www.activityrocket.com/profile/ reston-association/401/. You can earn points on Activity Rocket for each rating/review, favorite and be entered into a $50-off raffle. Time and money saved, great enrichment for your kids, now lets talk about some more enrichment time for you.

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Faster Travel, New Choices, Better Carpooling I BY MIKE MCGURK  PHOTO PROVIDED BY 495 EXPRESS LANES

t’s every area driver’s worst nightmare — you’re headed down I-95 for a relaxing weekend getaway when you find yourself looking out on a sea of brake lights and bumperto-bumper traffic. You slow to a stop and spend the next couple of hours inching along the congested road. Not the best way to start your vacation. Fortunately for area drivers, relief from the days of long, unpredictable travel on I-95 is on its way with the 95 Express Lanes — opening in early 2015. The 95 Express Lanes are 29 miles of high occupancy toll (HOT) lanes that will begin in the vicinity of Edsall Road on I-395 in Fairfax County and extend to Garrisonville Road on I-95 in Stafford County. Reversible like today’s HOV system, the 95 Express Lanes will provide new choices, add capacity and extend and improve the performance of the existing HOV system. Like the 495 Express Lanes —which opened on the Virginia side of the Capital Beltway in November 2012 — drivers will need an E-ZPass® to travel on the 95 Express Lanes. Tolls will be dynamic, meaning they will change periodically based on real-time traffic conditions. There will be no toll booths or options to pay with cash. The 95 Express Lanes will utilize video technology and dedicated response teams to quickly identify and respond to incidents and as-

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sist customers in disabled vehicles. These features will help drivers maintain travel speeds and make travel times more predictable.

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Within the 95 Express Lanes project corridor, the existing HOV system will be converted to an express lanes system. That means that the rules of the road on the I-95 HOV lanes will no longer apply when the Express Lanes open to drivers in early 2015. Whether you use the HOV lanes today or want to learn how the Express Lanes can improve your trips on I-95, the conversion of the HOV lanes to express lanes will affect you. It is important that all area travelers prepare for the changes coming to I-95, understand how the Express Lanes could impact your travel and make a plan today.

How You Travel

What you need to use the 95 Express Lanes will depend on how you travel: ƒƒ For drivers who travel alone or with just one passenger, the transition from the current I-95 HOV lanes to express lanes gives you the option to pay a toll for a faster trip on I-95 whenever you need to get to your destination on time. This means that you won’t have to wait until the HOV requirement is lifted to enjoy predictable travel — all

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you need is an E-ZPass; Sluggers, carpoolers and vanpoolers who use the HOV option on I-95 today can continue to use the roadway once the lanes are converted — all you need is an E-ZPass® FlexSM. With three or more people in your vehicle and an E-ZPass FlexSM, you will enjoy toll-free trips 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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Standard HOV rules will apply when the Express Lanes end on I-395 north of Edsall Road: ƒƒ HOV-3+ vehicles heading north on the 95 Express Lanes will be able to continue on to the I-395 HOV lanes as they do today; ƒƒ Vehicles that do not meet the HOV requirements when the HOV rules are in effect will need to exit from the Express Lanes and reenter the regular I-395 lanes after Edsall Road to continue into Arlington and Washington, D.C. All I-95 travelers should visit www.95ExpressLanes.com to learn how the Express Lanes could impact your travel.

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All drivers need an E-ZPass® to travel on the Express Lanes. Drivers traveling with two or fewer passengers can pay a toll to access the Express Lanes.

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Option To Travel Toll-Free

You need an E-ZPass FlexSM and three or more people in your vehicle to qualify: ƒƒ The E-ZPass FlexSM lets you switch between the toll-free HOV mode and toll-paying mode; ƒƒ Carpools with three or more people (HOV-3+) and an E-ZPass FlexSM switched to HOV mode can use the lanes toll-free 24 hours a day, seven days a week; ƒƒ E-ZPass FlexSM works like a standard E-ZPass® on all other Virginia toll roads and wherever E-ZPass® is accepted — regardless of the position of the switch. Already have a standard E-ZPass®? If you want to carpool on the Express Lanes, add an E-ZPass FlexSM as an additional transponder on your account, or exchange your existing standard E-ZPass® for an E-ZPass FlexSM. Whether you carpool, vanpool or drive yourself, visit www.95ExpressLanes.com to learn about the coming changes and make a plan today. Mike McGurk is the corporate relations associate at Transurban, the operator of the 495 Express Lanes.


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Fine Arts BY HOLLY MCCULLOUGH  PHOTOS PROVIDED BY GREATER RESTON ARTS CENTER

MAY 16-18

Reston Town Center

Friday, May 16, 5-8 p.m., Saturday, May 17, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday, May 18, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

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ow in its 23rd year, the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival is ranked among the top 25 art festivals in the nation. With over 200 artists from across the country, selected on the basis of quality, originality, and craftsmanship, the Festival is a showcase for premier fine arts and crafts. Averaging 30,000 visitors, the event includes artist demonstrations, diverse art activities for children and families, live music, and an Opening Night Party. The Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival benefits the non-profit Greater Reston Arts Center (GRACE), now celebrating its 40th year, and provides critical support for GRACE’s mission and operations. The sheer diversity of offerings at the Festival ensures that there is something for every taste and budget. The opportunity to interact directly with talented artists from across the country is just one of the event’s attractions. This Festival is also a true family experience. A Family Art Park includes a Children’s Art Tent with five art-inspired activities for children; an interactive public art project (children will create a piece of public art over the course

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cent off an art purchase that weekend. RA Members can purchase tickets at a 25 percent discount by going to this exclusive link: http:// www.northernvirginiafineartsfestival.org/OpeningNightPartyTickets.php?guest

“WE LOVE TO PURCHASE ARTWORK FROM THE AMAZING ARTISTS AT THE NORTHERN VIRGINIA FINE ARTS FESTIVAL. OVER THE YEARS WE HAVE COLLECTED OVER 20 PIECES OF ART AT THIS EVENT, AND MADE MANY CONNECTIONS WITH ARTISTS WE NOW CALL FRIENDS.” of the weekend); and a Chill Tent offering a place to relax in the shade, complete with face painting and an art project for teens. There will also be live music throughout the weekend coordinated by the Reston Community Center.

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The weekend kicks off with the Opening Night Party, Friday, May 16, from 5-8 p.m. at the Town Center Pavilion. This exciting ticketed event will include complimentary food and cocktails, a silent auction, a special raffle, and 10 per-

— Bob and Bonnie Haukness, RA Members

A $5 Festival entry donation (children under 18 free) is encouraged, and will entitle patrons to a Festival program that includes discounts at local restaurants and


Festival Showcasing some of the finest contemporary fine arts and crafts from around the country

retailers. Advance tickets can be purchased at 20 percent off at http:// northernvirginiafineartsfestival. org/EntryDonation.php All Festival proceeds support GRACE’s programs, including notable exhibitions offered free of charge at its Town Center Gallery, as well as educational programs for all ages. The beloved GRACE Art program, for instance, is currently utilized in over 40 area schools and impacts over 20,000 children annually. GRACE is the area’s largest non-profit dedicated solely to enhancing community life by promoting involvement and excellence in the contemporary visual arts. GRACE would like to thank its Signature Community Sponsors, the Reston Community Center and Reston Town Center

Association, as well as the Reston Association and all of the sponsors who help make this event possible. Over 500 volunteers help ensure this Festival is a success each year, and we could not do it without you! To join our volunteer team visit http://northernvirginiafineartsfestival.org/Volunteer.php Thank you for your support — and see you in May. Holly McCullough, appointed as Greater Reston Arts Center's Executive Director and Curator in January 2014, says "My goal is to lead GRACE to a position of growth and prosperity, allowing the organization to better serve its mission to enrich community life by promoting involvement and excellence in the visual arts."

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Urban Planning for Reston’s Youth The Reston Historic Trust and Museum and the Importance of Family Programming BY KATIE EICHLER JONES  PHOTOS COURTESY OF RESTON HISTORIC TRUST

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ince its founding in 1996, the Reston Historic Trust and Museum have been working to preserve Reston’s past and promote Robert E. Simon, Jr.’s vision. The Museum, located on Lake Anne Plaza, plays many roles in the community. We serve as a visitors center to new Restonians and out-of-town guests, as a library and archive dedicated to preserving Reston’s unique history, and as host to a number of programs and special events held on historic Lake Anne Plaza. Over the past decade, the Reston Museum has built up a loyal patronage for our monthly programs. These programs include history lectures, performances, book signings, and gatherings. However, many of our programs, though successful, appeal only to adult audiences. This year we would like to broaden our reach. As we celebrate Reston’s 50th anniversary, we are witnessing the continued expansion of our population. Young families are moving to Reston at record pace. Some of these young parents grew up right here; still others come from other communities both local and international, but all of these new residents see the advantages of living in this modern version of Robert Simon’s original vision. The Reston Historic Trust and Museum are working to build

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needs. We want to create interactive aspects to our events that will engage children of all ages.

BY CREATING MORE INTERGENERATIONAL PROGRAMMING, THE MUSEUM WILL BE A BETTER CUSTODIAN OF ROBERT SIMON’S VISION.

a variety of programs appealing to these young families and their children. We want to become a place to bring every generation to learn about Reston’s history and Robert Simon’s vision through our exhibits, programs, and interactive learning experiences. We want to develop these interactive learning experiences over the next year in a variety of ways. We want to add more components

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to our exhibit space at the Museum that encourage children to engage in urban planning principles that were so instrumental in Reston’s success. We want to develop a core of strong SOL-based school programs as a resource for teachers to utilize in the classroom that would link our mission to classroom fundamentals. We want to create Scout and home-school programs designed to fill each group’s exact

By creating more intergenerational programming, the Museum will be a better custodian of Robert Simon’s vision. We hope to instill the importance of this vision in the next generation of Restonians. The importance of natural and recreational space, a sense of community through diversity, and thoughtful urban planning must be impressed upon Reston’s youth for Robert Simon’s vision to be sustained. We see this as our mission as we move forward into Reston’s next 50 years. Katie Eichler Jones, who currently resides in Reston with her husband and two small children, is a life-long Restonian and the Executive Director of the Reston Museum.


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You Too Can Bake at Home to Sell at Farmers’ Markets BY JEAN JANSSEN  PHOTOS PROVIDED BY SMART MARKETS

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e are lucky to have farmers’ markets in Virginia that welcome homebased cooks and bakers as vendors. This is possible because state legislators have assessed the risk and determined that with proper inspections, great cooks on farms and in homes can safely sell directly to customers. The goods they sell include everything from pickles and jams to cupcakes and croissants, as well as a wide-ranging selection of international foods like hummus and salsa. For those of us in Northern Virginia, those direct sales can take place at farmers’ markets. In an area like Fairfax County, which is overrun by fast-food franchises and noted for high commercial rents, this has resulted in farmers’ markets serving as small-business incubators for people of all ages and backgrounds who want to move into the food business, doing what they love to do while making money. Smart Markets has a plan to help them, too. We sponsor regular workshops for budding entrepreneurs, and we are working hard with many partners to create a community kitchen for homebased cooks and bakers who have outgrown their own kitchens. This year our Reston market will have the best selection of home-baked goods we have ever had in one market. You will have an incredible selection of highquality, hand-fashioned baked goods, many of which will highlight the freshest ingredients from the market and will include no preservatives or ingredients you cannot pronounce. Kylie Carey, our youngest baker,

Top left: Soul Cakes by Tanya Top right: Nyall Meredith's Celtic pasties Bottom left: Deborah Gudelsky’s gluten-free baked goods Bottom right: Janie Hakim of Sweet Nuna

is a George Mason University student who has been baking to sell since 2011. Her business is called Kylie’s Pop Shop, and she sells cake pops in just about any flavor and design that you could imagine. She has added new items to her repertoire, which many market cooks often end up doing. Like many of our cooks and bakers, she has no professional training, “just a love of food, mostly sweets, and a creative eye,” she says. One of our new vendors calls her business Soul Cakes by Tanya, and boy, does it live up to its name. Tanya is a home-grown cook who started at her mother’s knee baking family recipes for special occasions and often having to codify the ingredient amounts. After 10 years working for a Fortune 500 media company, she decided she wanted “to cook for people,” in her words. After just one year at one of our farmers’ markets, Tanya quit her accounting career of 10 years and will add our Reston market to her growing list of outlets.

Another new vendor this year will bring years of nutrition and culinary education and a serious commitment to providing high-quality gluten-free products for everyone who is gluten-sensitive. Deborah Gudelsky is on a mission to provide tasty alternatives to the bland and highly processed products in grocery stores. Deborah seems happy to be able to provide what she calls “a source of healthy gluten-free baked goods.” Nyall Meredith and Janie Hakim, both of whom were with us last year, are great examples of the creative spirit that abides in the hearts and minds of our cooks. Janie has expanded her repertoire over the winter to include several varieties of hummus and lentil soup, and Nyall is always coming up with new fillings for his Welsh pasties. Nyall spent his career in Wales as an accountant and is a self-taught cook now doing what his ancestors did for a living. Janie began to cook for family and

friends when she realized that the family recipes she was working to save for future generations may actually have another purpose. She is now “sharing her mom’s recipes with the world” — a common inspiration among our vendors. All of these great cooks will be at Smart Markets Reston every Wednesday beginning April 23 from 3-7 p.m., sharing their recipes, creativity and smiling faces with you. Visit us at Reston Corner at the intersection of Sunrise Valley Drive and Reston Parkway. You can not only support your local farmers, but your neighbors who cook for you because they love it. Jean Janssen founded Smart Markets, Inc. in 2008 after working for years as an activist and entrepreneur in Northern Virginia. She has lived in Northern Virginia for almost 40 years and is passionate about community outreach.

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Member Services

Guests Welcome

Two Easy Ways to Purchase Pool & Tennis Passes

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

Walk-In Hours and Location

ADVANCE PURCHASE

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

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

Hours of Operation

Season Long Guest Pass :

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

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

MEMBERS

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

Pool & Tennis Pass

Price

Adults, 18 years & older $25 Children under 18 $10 Family Pass Package* $70 *Includes 2 adult and up to 4 child passes Season Long Guest Pass* $40 *Allows admittance of one guest, regardless of age, with pass holder. Address on guest pass must match host pass-holder. Tennis Key Fob* $3 *with purchase of pass Please note: Members may purchase a pass for themselves, one additional adult household member, and all household members under the age of 18. Two additional passes may be purchased for family members 18-22 years of age in person or online with prior approval from Member Services. All members must be in good standing and provide proof of owning or occupying a Reston Association property. For more information on our facilities and programs please refer to the Aquatics and Tennis sections. If you have questions regarding pass options please contact Member Services at member_services@reston.org or 703-435-6530.

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

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

Pass Options

Pool & Tennis Pool Only Tennis Only

Price $260 $210 $225

TRIAL 4-DAY PASSES

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

Pass Options

Price

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

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

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

$40 $40 $20

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

ON-SITE

Tennis court one-day Guest Pass

$10

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

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

$10 $5

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

YOUTH TENNIS

10 and Under Tennis Pass

$35

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

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


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

UPDATE YOUR ACCOUNT Do you want to make sure you get the most current information from Reston Association about our programs and events?

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

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AQUATICS

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SPECIAL EVENTS AT THE POOLS

Welcome back and we hope you’re ready for summer. No matter your age or ability Reston Aquatics has a pool or program for you! We are proud to offer 15 pools for pass-holder use as well as three seasonal spray features for the entire community to enjoy.

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Stop by any of our special events this summer to hang with neighbors, watch a flick or cool off with a frozen treat. Our pools host over 30 special events throughout the season; Community Cookouts, Pool and Hot Tub movies, Fourth of July Celebration, Ice Cream Socials and Popsicle Mania events. See Special Events section starting on page 76.

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Non-members.

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SAFETY

FITNESS PROGRAMS Reston Aquatics offers water fitness classes throughout the summer, to find the class that’s right for you. Classes are open to members and non-members age 13 and up with the exception of Simply Seniors which is reserved for adults 55+.

Passes available for purchase now.

AROUND THE POOL Simply Seniors

Shallow water class that caters to adults 55+ by incorporating arthritis friendly moves with low impact cardio. All equipment provided. Dates: July 1-August 12 Days: Tuesday Time: 11:10 a.m.-Noon Location: North Hills Pool

Aqua-Zumba NEW

Unlimited Summer Fitness Pass

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

Drop-In Fitness Hours

FREE for pass holders 16 and older. Check the pool schedule for hours and locations. Early morning, daytime, and evening hours are available. Check the pools throughout the season for information on fitness demonstrations and stroke clinics by experienced swim coaches and competitive swimmers/triathletes.

Drop-In Class

$9 per class, $5 Adults 55+ $11 per class, $10 Adults 55+

Punch Pass Options

Using the drop-in fees above you can purchase a punch pass with as many classes as you would like and any unused classes are refundable at the end of summer. Purchase in person at headquarters.

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Shallow water class that brings the Latin-dance inspired workout to the water for ultimate invigoration with low impact on joints. No equipment required. Dates: June 25-August 16 Days: Monday, Wednesday & Saturday Time: 5:30-6:30 p.m. Location: Tall Oaks Pool

Lunch Break

Deep water workout to energize you for the rest of your day. Noodles and hand weights provided — please bring your own floatation belt (available at local retailers). Dates: June 30-August 15 Days: Monday, Wednesday & Friday Time: 11:10 a.m.-Noon Location: Lake Newport Pool

AM Aqua-Fit

Combination deep and shallow class (students can stay in shallow water if desired) where students can cater to their own morning energy level. Please bring your own floatation belt (available at local retailers) if going into deep water. Dates: June 26-August 14 Days: Thursdays Time: 8-9 a.m. Location: Uplands Pool

RA members and

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Reston Association and Reston Community Center want to help you be safe in, on, and around the water this year. Please consider contacting us for any of the three water safety presentations described below. Some sessions will be scheduled at our facilities in advance or they can be requested at any time and are set up to serve the audience’s schedule. Reston Community Center (RCC) 703-476-4500 (option 2) Reston Association (RA) 703-435-6528 By working together, RCC and RA strive to assure our community’s access to healthy and safe fun in all of Reston’s pools.

WHALE Tales

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

Parent Orientation to Swim lessons

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

General Water Safety

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


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

Ever wish you could just fill an RA pool with your closest friends, favorite food, and beverages of choice? YOU CAN – this fun setting is perfect for graduation, Father’s Day, birthdays, reunions, or just because.

Limited spaces available.

Hourly rates vary by pool, number of guests, and whether children under 16 will be in attendance. All private parties are subject to a $100 Security Deposit that can be fully refunded after the event pending check-out. Parties have a two-hour minimum which includes all set-up and clean-up time. Please review the fact sheet online and contact Member Services at 703-435-6530 with any questions or when you’re ready to book.

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PRIVATE POOL PARTY

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

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2014 POOL SCHEDULE POOL

OPEN SWIM TIMES Weekdays

Weekends

CLOSED DAY

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

Season 1: May 10-23 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.

7-9 p.m. Tuesday-Friday

Autumnwood Pool

3-7 p.m.

11 a.m.-7 p.m.

Wednesday

Dogwood Pool

3-7 p.m.

11 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.

Noon-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.

11 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

Noon-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.

Noon-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-8 p.m.

11 a.m.-7 p.m.

Thursday

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

Season 2: May 24-June 25

6-8:30 a.m. Weekdays

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

Season 3: June 26-August 17

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Noon-5 p.m. Thursdays

Noon-5 p.m. Fridays 6-8:30 a.m. Weekdays 7:30-10 p.m. M/T/R/F Noon-5 p.m. Wednesdays


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2014 POOL SCHEDULE OPEN SWIM TIMES

POOL

Weekdays

Weekends

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

CLOSED DAY

Season 4: August 18-September 1 Dogwood Pool

11 a.m.-7 p.m.

11 a.m.-7 p.m.

Thursday

Glade Pool & Spa

11 a.m.-7 p.m.

11 a.m.-7 p.m.

Monday

Lake Audubon Pool

Weekends Only

11 a.m.-7 p.m.

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

North Shore Heated Pool & Spa

3-7 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. M/T/R/F

7-9 a.m. Weekdays

Season 5: September 2-28 7-9 p.m. Weekdays (Sept. 2-5)

Inclement Weather

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 onehalf hour after the last sound of thunder or visible lightning.

EXCEPTIONS TO POOL SCHEDULE ‘Amy’s Amigos’ Youth Triathlon

Reston Sprint Triathlon

RSTA IM Finals

Reston Kids Triathlon

Reston Masters' Annual Lake Swim

Independence Day

RSTA Team parties

Labor Day

Sunday, May 11 1 p.m., Ridge Heights Pool LATE OPENING

Sunday, May 25 1 p.m., Lake Audubon Pool LATE OPENING

Memorial Day

Monday, May 26 Times vary by pool. All pools. WEEKEND HOURS

Last day of Fairfax County Public Schools

Wednesday, June 25 1 p.m. (unless regularly scheduled to open earlier in the day). All pools. EARLY OPENING

Sunday, June 1 1 p.m., Lake Newport Pool LATE OPENING Friday, July 4 6 p.m. All pools. EARLY CLOSING

RSTA Meets

Saturdays, 1 p.m. Autumnwood, 6/14, 6/21, 6/28 Glade, 6/7, 7/5, 7/12 Golf Course Island, 6/14, 6/21, 7/12 Hunters Woods, 6/21, 6/28, 7/19 Lake Audubon, 6/14, 7/5, 7/12 Lake Newport, 6/7, 6/14, 6/28, 7/5, 7/12, 7/19 Newbridge, 6/7, 6/28, 7/19 Ridge Heights, 6/7, 6/21, 7/19 LATE OPENINGS

Wednesday, July 16 4 p.m., Lake Newport Pool EARLY CLOSING Sunday, July 20 6:30 p.m., Autumnwood, Glade, Golf Course Island, Hunters Woods, Lake Audubon, Lake Newport, Newbridge, North Hills, and Ridge Heights EARLY CLOSING

RSTA All-Stars Meet

Sunday, Aug. 3 1 p.m. Ridge Heights Pool LATE OPENING Monday, Sept. 1 Times vary by pool. All pools. WEEKEND HOURS

Other Hours

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

Saturday, July 26 1 p.m., Lake Newport Pool LATE OPENING

Lifeguard Olympics Sunday, July 27 7 p.m. All pools. EARLY CLOSING

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Birthday Party Package 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.

Celebrate in style – and leave the work to us.

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

Reston Masters Swim Team (RMST)

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

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

What you get:

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

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

Fee: $225

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


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POOL FACILITIES AND FEATURES = accessible amenities available on site. See pool description for exact amenities.

AUTUMNWOOD

LAKE AUDUBON

DOGWOOD

LAKE NEWPORT

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

GLADE

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

GOLF COURSE ISLAND

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

HUNTERS WOODS

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

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

LAKE THOREAU

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

NEWBRIDGE

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

NORTH HILLS

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

NORTH SHORE

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

RIDGE HEIGHTS

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

SHADOWOOD

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

TALL OAKS

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

UPLANDS

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

Prices are listed for both

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Non-members.

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AQUATICS

LIFEGUARD CLASSES Lifeguard Certification

(for new lifeguards) 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 then eligible to apply with Reston Association, as well as many other local agencies and businesses that honor the American Red Cross certification. NOTE: This class will not certify you to work at the ‘WaterMine’ or any Fairfax County Park Authority facility. Registration is now open online or in person. A six student minimum is required to hold class. $150 $200 Location: All classes are taught at the Reston Association headquarters, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive and various Reston pools. Certifications earned: Lifeguarding, First Aid, and CPR/AED for Lifeguards (all valid 2 years) See our class schedules online.

Lifeguard Recertification

(for previously certified lifeguards) All American Red Cross lifeguards whose certifications expire this year are eligible to recertify with a seven-hour course that will review CPR/AED and First Aid skills as well as practice in-water rescue techniques under the supervision of a certified instructor. The course is offered in a one-day or two-day format. Registration is now open online or in person. A six student minimum is required to hold class. $95 $120 Location: All classes are taught at Reston Association headquarters, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive and various Reston pools. Students are responsible for their own transportation between locations during the one-day courses. Certifications earned: Lifeguarding, First Aid, and CPR/AED for Lifeguards (all valid two years)

DATE TIME LOCATION May 4 11 a.m.-6 p.m. HQ and Ridge Heights May 10 11 a.m.-6 p.m. HQ and Ridge Heights May 12-13 3:30-7 p.m. HQ and North Shore May 14-15 5:30-9 p.m. HQ and Ridge Heights May 19-20 3:30-7 p.m. HQ and Ridge Heights May 21-22 5:30-9 p.m. HQ and North Shore May 28-29 5:30-9 p.m. HQ and North Shore May 31 10 a.m.-5 p.m. HQ and Ridge Heights June 3-4 3:30-7 p.m. HQ and North Shore June 7 10 a.m.-5 p.m. HQ and Ridge Heights June 9-10 3-6:30 p.m. HQ and Ridge Heights June 18-19 3-6:30 p.m. HQ and North Shore June 21 10 a.m.-5 p.m. HQ and Dogwood* June 22 10 a.m.-5 p.m. HQ and Dogwood* July 8 10 a.m.-5 p.m. HQ and Dogwood* July 17 10 a.m.-5 p.m. HQ and Dogwood* July 28 10 a.m.-5 p.m. HQ and Dogwood* *Dogwood Pool is just under one mile from the headquarters and the class will walk to the pool location.)

EAGER TO BECOME A LIFEGUARD BUT NOT QUITE READY? Maybe you’d enjoy the American Red Cross Junior Lifeguard program, brought to you in cooperation with RA Camps. See details on page 60. Prices are listed for both

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NOW HIRING

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

Reston Association Aquatics is looking for qualified lifeguards and all types of instructors. Lifeguards must have American Red Cross certifications in Lifeguarding, First Aid, and CPR/ AED prior to their interview but are welcome to apply before they have taken the course.

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

Submit your application now at careers.reston.org.

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Would you prefer more personalized instruction?

GROUP SWIM LESSONS Member Registration

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

Non-member Registration Wednesday, May 7, 8:30 a.m. RA offers private and semi-private swim lessons throughout the summer. Private lessons provide a one-on-one learning environment between student and instructor while semi-private lessons accommodate two students with one instructor. All 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. Be sure to write down their first and last name on your registration form. If you don’t have a person in mind, simply contact our Swim Lesson Coordinator at 703-435-6520 or swim@reston.org. 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.

How to Register

STEP 1 Select and contact a Water Safety Instructor. STEP 2 Visit the Member Services desk at RA, where you will need to provide the name of your instructor. STEP 3 Customize your schedule and location with your WSI directly. Private: $99 $114 Semi-Private: $80 $100

Group Lessons Registration

See the chart on page 45 to determine which level your student is ready for. Children must be the required age by the first day of class, and we always recommend that returning students repeat the last level they took in the previous summer. If you are unsure of your student’s abilities, please attend the free Water Test Day. See the Group Swim Lesson Schedule on pages 46 and 47 to select classes in your level that fit your schedule. Classes fill up fast, so please make your selections before your registration day and be prepared with alternate choices. Register online at www.reston.org or in person at our Member Services desk, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive. Group Lesson:

$70

$85

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

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Saturday, May 3,10 a.m.-1 p.m.

FREE Ridge Heights Heated Pool, 11400 Ridge Heights Road For people needing assistance with level placement, please join our water safety instructors for a fun evaluation of skills. Reservations are not required.


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

GROUP SWIM LESSON LEVEL DESCRIPTIONS

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

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

Baby and Me

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

Toddler and Me

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

Pre-Schooler and Me

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

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

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Youth Swimming 1:

Youth Swimming 3:

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

Youth Swimming 2:

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

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

Youth Swimming 5:

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

Youth Swimming 6:

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

Youth Swimming 4:

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

Prices are listed for both

RA members and

Non-members.

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

Toddler* and Me

18 - 36 months

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

Age: 3-5

Age: 6-12

Age: 3-5

Age: 6-12

Age: 3-5

Age: 6-12

Age: 5-12

Age: 6-12

Adult Beginner

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

11:45 AM

RIDGE HEIGHTS

10:15 AM 11 AM

10:15 AM 11 AM

10:15 AM 11 AM 12:30 PM

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

10:15 AM

11 AM

SESSION 2: JUNE 30-JULY 11 HUNTERS WOODS

11 AM

LAKE NEWPORT

10:15 AM

NORTH HILLS

9:30 AM 10:15 AM

RIDGE HEIGHTS

10:15 AM 11 AM

7 PM

AUTUMNWOOD

6:15 PM 7 PM

LAKE AUDUBON

7 PM 6:15 PM

7 PM

SHADOWOOD

7 PM

UPLANDS

7 PM

10:15 AM 11 AM

11 AM

9:30 AM

10:15 AM

7 PM

11 AM

10:15 AM

10:15 AM

10:15 AM

7:45 PM 7 PM 7:45 PM

7:45 PM

11 AM

10:15 AM 11 AM

7:45 PM

GOLF COURSE ISLAND

NEWBRIDGE

11 AM

10:15 AM

7:45 PM

7 PM

Adult Beg. 7:45 PM

7 PM 7:45 PM

7 PM

7:45 PM

7 PM

7 PM 7 PM

SESSION 3: JULY 14-25

10:15 AM

HUNTERS WOODS LAKE NEWPORT

11 AM

NORTH HILLS

7 PM

AUTUMNWOOD

11 AM

11 AM

9:30 AM 10:15 AM

9:30 AM 10:15 AM

10:15 AM

7:45 PM

GLADE

7 PM

GOLF COURSE ISLAND

7 PM

11 AM

10:15 AM 11 AM

7 PM

7:45 PM

6:15 PM

7:45 PM

7 PM

UPLANDS

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11 AM

10:15 AM

10:15 AM 11AM

10:15 AM

7 PM 7:45 PM

7 PM

7 PM

SHADOWOOD

10:15 AM 11 AM

7 PM

7:45 PM

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10:15 AM

10:15 AM

10:15 AM

RIDGE HEIGHTS

NEWBRIDGE

11AM

7:45 PM

Adult Beg. 7:45 PM YS 6 7 PM

7 PM 7:45 PM

7:45 PM

7 PM 7 PM

7 PM


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

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

Toddler* and Me

18 - 36 months

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

Age: 3-5

Age: 6-12

Age: 3-5

Age: 6-12

Age: 3-5

Age: 6-12

Age: 5-12

Age: 6-12

Adult Beginner

SESSION 4: JULY 28-AUGUST 8 HUNTERS WOODS

10:15 AM

11 AM

LAKE NEWPORT

10:15 AM 11 AM

10:15 AM

10:15 AM

9:30 AM

9:30 AM

10:15 AM

10:15 AM

10:15 AM 11 AM

10:15 AM

NORTH HILLS RIDGE HEIGHTS

7 PM

AUTUMNWOOD

7:45 PM

10:15 AM 11 AM

7 PM

11 AM

10:15 AM

10:15 AM 11 AM

11 AM

11 AM 7:45 PM

7 PM

GLADE

7 PM

GOLF COURSE ISLAND

7 PM 7 PM

LAKE AUDUBON

SHADOWOOD

6:15 PM

UPLANDS

7 PM

7 PM

7:45 PM 7 PM

NEWBRIDGE

10:15 AM

7:45 PM 7:45 PM

7:45 PM

7 PM

7 PM

7:45 PM

Adult Beg. 7:45 PM

7 PM 7 PM

7 PM

SESSION 5: AUGUST 11-22 (DUE TO THE DECREASE IN INSTRUCTOR AVAILABILITY, SCHEDULING IS LIMITED THIS SESSION. )

7 PM

GLADE LAKE AUDUBON LAKE NEWPORT

11 AM

7 PM

6:15 PM

7 PM

7:45 PM

10:15 AM

11 AM

7 PM 9:30 AM

7:45 PM

6:15 PM

7 PM

10:15 AM

9:30 AM

9:30 AM 11 AM

YS 6 10:15 AM

Note: session dates have changed since the publication of the spring edition due to changes in the Fairfax County Public School calendar. Please look closely. * 'Baby and Me' and 'Toddler and Me' classes are available as four lessons or eight lessons. See level descriptions on page 45 for details. Swim Lesson Refund Policy • Group swim lessons are non-refundable except for medical reasons or family emergencies. • A doctor's note may be required and a 10% processing fee will be applied. • Any class canceled by Reston Association will result in a full refund. • Private swim lesson refunds will be given for any pending sessions that are reported to the Swim Lesson Coordinator before October 1.

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

THANK YOU

Dr. Stephan Tisseront

Vocelli Pizza

All in Stitches

www. tisserontorthodontics.com

www.vocellipizza.com

www.allinstitchesva.com

Jerry’s Subs and Pizza

Atrium Environmental

Dominion Pawn

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UNDERWATER EXPLORATION

Scuba Certification Courses Age: 12+ and up Dates: see below Time: Fridays, 6:30–9:30 p.m. Saturdays, 7 a.m.–2 p.m. Sundays, 2–7 p.m.

Knowledge and Skill Development Weekends

Dates: June 6-8, July 11-13, August 8-10 September 5-7 $300 $320

Open Water Evaluation Weekends Dates: August 2-3, October 4-5 $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 yardswim 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 here and then complete your certification with a PADI Diver Trainer while on vacation.

Seal Team Scuba Camp

Ages: 8-12 by July 1, 2014 Dates: One-week sessions, Monday-Friday, July 7-11 and August 4-8 Times: One week camps, Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. plus Thursday evening 7-10 p.m. Location: Reston Association pools Staff Ratio: At least one staff member per four seal team candidates $650 $700 Brought to you by Frank Wilson, PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer, the Seal Team camp will teach your child the fundamental skills to scuba dive and explore the underwater world. Medical history screening and basic swimming skills required for this camp. Seal Team Candidates will… ƒƒ Develop the skills for scuba diving ƒƒ Earn Seal Team Membership ƒƒ Participate in exciting, activity-filled Aqua Missions ƒƒ Learn different activities that involve scuba skills ƒƒ Receive recognition for each successful Aqua Mission ƒƒ Enjoy swim time in RA pools This structured program, developed by the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (the world’s leading diver training agency) blends science and sport to develop safe diving skills for a lifetime of underwater adventure.

FOR MORE INFO ON SCUBA CLASSES OR CAMP (OR TO REGISTER):

PADI MSDT Frank Wilson, 571-437-5189 Frank@deep-blue-scuba.com, www.deep-blue-scuba.com

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KEEPING THE

POOLS

OPEN

NO ACCIDENTS HERE Be ready for pool time with your little one by purchasing an all-in-one diaper and swim pants solution at our Member Services desk. These washable, reusable diapers offer a snug fit to contain accidents and are less bulky than the single use swim diapers covered by rubber pants. Diapers are $8 each, available for children 6 months–3 years and come in both girls and boys prints.


Reston Kids Triathlon

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

Sunday, August 3, 8 a.m. Ridge Heights Pool

VOLUNTEERS AND SPONSORS NEEDED www.restonkidstri.org

Scholarships available FREE Training Clinics will be held throughout the summer to help participants prepare for the big day.

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

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CAMPS

RA CAMPS

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

CAMP THEMES

INFO

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

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

SIGN UP FOR CAMP

Transportation

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

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More Reasons…See Specific Camps for:

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

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

Age Requirements:

Minimum age requirements must be

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

REGISTRATION DATE

Camper Forms

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WHY

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

Camp Deposit

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

TOP REASONS TO CHOOSE RA CAMPS:

Certain forms are required for participation in RA Camps. This is a Virginia Department of Social Services requirement. Campers without all required forms will not be permitted to participate in camp until they are received. All forms are due by June 1st. They can be found on RA’s website at http://bit.ly/fh0PsQ. For an additional fee, van transportation is available within RA boundaries. Pick Up/Drop Off locations must be home, place of employment or day care provider. (See page 62 for details.)

Extended Care

For an additional fee, extended care is provided from 7:30-9 a.m. and 4-5:30 p.m. (See page 62 for details.)


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

LOOKING FOR A SUMMER JOB?

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

S enior Counselors must be at least 18 years of age. Also seeking college graduates for Specialist, Asst. Director, Mentor and Director positions.

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

RA Camps Scholarship Program

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

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

THANK YOU

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NATURE TOTS Dates: Monday-Friday A.M. Session: 8:30-11:30 a.m. P.M. Session: 12:45-3:15 p.m. Location: Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive Session: 1A = $68/session $88/ session (prorated due to holiday) 1B, 3A & 3B (A.M. Session) = $85/session $110/session Session 3A & 3B (P.M. Session) = $70/session $90/ session

THEMES

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

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Growing Up

Fairy Tale Adventures

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

RA members and

Non-members.

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

Time Travelers

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

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

Bug Buddies

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


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

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

THEMES No Place Like Home

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

Camp shirts: $8/shirt, required daily Transportation: Available — See Page 62. Extended Care: Available — See Page 62. Ages: 5-7 by Sept. 30, 2014 Staff Ratio: At least 1 staff member for every 6 campers Campers will… ■■ Participate in games, music, drama, crafts and swimming. ■■ Explore and learn about nature through hands-on activities and experiences. ■■ Expand their creativity and sense of wonder. ■■ Go on field trips within Reston and to selected sites outside of Reston. ■■ Build social skills through small group interactions.

Sports-A-Palooza

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

Time in a Bottle

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

Eye Spy

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

Prices are listed for both

RA members and

Non-members.

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SPORTSTERS LIMIT: 2 sessions per camper Dates: 4 two-week sessions, Monday -Friday. Time: 9 a.m.-Noon Location: Lake Anne Park, 11301 North Shore Drive $165/session; session 1 = $148.50 (prorated due to holiday) $190/session; session 1 = $171 (prorated due to holiday) Camp shirts: $8/shirt, required daily Transportation: Available — See Page 62. Extended Care: Available — See Page 62. Ages: 6-8 by Sept. 30, 2014 Staff Ratio: At least 1 staff member for every 6 campers Campers will… ■■ Improve coordination and confidence through fun and challenging age-appropriate games with playground balls, parachutes, jump ropes and more! ■■ Improve skills, such as fielding, throwing and dribbling, through participation in nonintimidating drills, relays and instruction. ■■ Enhance their understanding of rules, procedures and strategies associated with a variety of sports and lead-up games such as soccer, basketball, kickball and whiffleball. ■■ Enjoy pool days at nearby RA pools. ■■ Build social skills and team-work through small group interactions. ■■ Enjoy a daily snack and a final awards ceremony.

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

RA members and

Non-members.

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

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

THEMES Nature Center Time Machine

Nature’s Engineers

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

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

Gloppy and Gooey

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

Nocturnal Nature

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

Prices are listed for both

RA members and

Non-members.

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

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SPORT OPTIONS Skateboarding

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

RA members and

Non-members.

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Inline Skating

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

Bike Riding

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


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

DAY CAMP Dates: June 30-Aug. 22, 4 two-week sessions, Monday-Friday Time: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Location: Brown’s Chapel, 1575 Brown’s Chapel Road $390/session; session 1 = $351 (prorated due to holiday) $440/session; session 1 = $396 (prorated due to holiday) Camp shirts: Required daily See Page 62. Transportation: Available — See Page 62. Extended Care: Available — See Page 62. Ages: 7-11 by Sept. 30, 2014 Staff Ratio: At least 1 staff member for every 6 campers Campers will… ■■ Participate in hands-on nature activities, sports, games, crafts, music, drama and swimming. ■■ Enjoy pool parties, daytime cookouts, festivals and guest entertainers. ■■ Go on field trips within Reston and to selected sites outside of Reston. ■■ Learn cooperative skills through small group interaction and teambuilding activities.

THEMES Going International

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

Birthday Bonanza!

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

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

Superheroes Unmasked

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

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Our Time Machine

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

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SCIENCE CAMP Dates: June 30-August 8; 3 two-week sessions, MondayFriday Time: 8:45 a.m.-3:45 p.m. Location: USGS National Center - 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20192 $385/session; session 1 = $346.50 (prorated for the holiday) $435/session; session 1 = $391.50 (prorated for the holiday) Camp shirts: Required daily See Page 62. Transportation: Available — See Page 62. Extended Care: Available — See Page 62. Science activities supplement this recreational camp program, brought to you in partnership with the United States Geological Survey (USGS). Camp is based at the USGS facility. However, campers will spend a good portion of their day outside and in traditional camp activities. Ages: 8-12 by Sept. 30, 2014 Staff Ratio: At least 1 staff person to every 6 campers

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LEARNING Session 1: June 30-July 11 (No Camp on July 4th) Session 2: July 14-25 Session 3: July 28-August 8 Campers will... ƒƒ Meet guest scientists and learn about careers in science. ƒƒ Take science to the cutting edge of fun through experiments and exploration. ƒƒ Participate in handson activities to better understand and increase awareness of the importance of rocks and minerals in the products we use every day. ƒƒ View a real seismograph and learn how it works. Experience an interactive, hands-on QuakeCastor teaching model that simulates earthquakes and their interactions along a plate-boundary fault.

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uild your own Mars rover B and explore the surface of the red planet, just like NASA's Curiosity Rover science team. Get up close and personal with the critters that swim and crawl in Reston's streams — and learn how to keep these streams clean! Practice new computer skills. Go on field trips within Reston and to selected sites outside of Reston that are tied to science-related learning. Participate in swimming, crafts, games and drama. Learn a thing or two about map making by trying your hand at a high-tech treasure hunt using a GPS unit.

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TEEN CAMP Dates: June 30-Aug. 22 , 4 twoweek sessions, Monday -Friday Time: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., plus one extended road trip day each session (estimated dismissal time 10 p.m., see session schedule) Location: Glade Room, 11550 Glade Drive, above Glade Pool bathhouse $450/session, session 1 = $405 (prorated due to holiday) $500/session, session 1 = $450 (prorated due to holiday) Transportation: Available — See Page 62. Extended Care: Available — See Page 62. Note: On extended road trip days, all parents must pick up campers. No PM Transportation or Extended Care is available on these days. Ages: 11-14 by Sept. 30, 2014 Staff Ratio: At least 1 staff member for every 7 campers Teens will… ■■ Take an extended road trip to a fun destination each session. ■■ Participate in sports & games, arts & crafts, nature exploration, swimming and boating. ■■ Enjoy fun recreational outings. ■■ Go on field trips within Reston and to selected sites outside of Reston. ■■ Develop leadership skills by working with our younger campers. ■■ Develop interpersonal skills through small group interactions and teambuilding challenges.

THEMES World Beat

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

Reston’s Top 10

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

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

Teen Trends

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

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

Rock On!

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

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

DIVE IN SCUBA SEAL TEAM SCUBA Seal Team for children ages 8-12. Seal Team participants will learn the fundamentals of SCUBA diving through a blend of science and sport in this one-week camp that fosters skills for a lifetime of underwater adventures. See details in the Aquatics section on page 48.

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


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COUNSELORIN-TRAINING Dates: 4 two-week sessions, Monday-Friday Time: 8:45 a.m.-4 p.m. Location: In the mornings, CITs report to an assigned camp program (Nature Tots, Walker’s Rangers, Hug-ATree, Sportsters, Day Camp or Science Camp). In the afternoon, CITs participate in skill building and recreational activities, then depart from Brown’s Chapel, 1575 Brown’s Chapel Road. $250/session; session 1 = $225 (pro-rated due to holiday) $300/session; session 1 = $270 (pro-rated due to holiday) Transportation: Available — See page 62. Camp Shirts: $10/shirt, required daily. CITs who attend a special June orientation will receive one FREE shirt. Ages: 14-16 by Sept. 30, 2014 Staff Ratio: At least 1 staff member for every 7 CITs CITs will… ■■ Learn how to be dynamite counselors. ■■ Share, teach and interact with our campers. ■■ Train side-by-side with a fun and caring staff. ■■ Develop leadership and communication skills. ■■ Go on field trips and recreational outings. ■■ Explore the natural world and learn how to share it with others. ■■ Gain experience for job and college applications. ■■ Join the excitement of our camps from a new and challenging perspective.

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

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Camp Registration

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

Confirmation Letters & Forms

In addition to your receipt, all registrants will receive a confirmation letter by email 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.

Waiting List

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

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

$75 non-refundable deposit A 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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Transportation

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

Extended Care

$50/Session, AM (7:30-9 a.m.) $50/Session, PM (4-5:30 p.m.) Extended Care is provided at our Brown’s Chapel facility. AM Extended Care is available for all camps, except Nature Tots, Walker’s Rangers, 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 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 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 Camp balances are due. June 1 Camper forms are due. Last day for refunds. Session 1: June 30-July 11 (July 4 Holiday) Session 1A: June 30-July 3 (Nature Tots) Session 1B: July 7-11 (Nature Tots) Session 2: July 14-25 Session 2A: July 14-18 (Walker’s Rangers & Camp on Wheels) Session 2B: July 21-25 (Walker’s Rangers) Session 3: July 28-Aug. 8 Session 3A: July 28-Aug. 1 (Nature Tots) Session 3B: August 4-8 (Nature Tots) Session 4: August 11-22 Session 4A: August 11-15 (Walker’s Rangers) Session 4B: August 18-22 (Walker’s Rangers) Session 5: August 25-29 (Camp on Wheels only)


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

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BEAUTIFUL RESTON

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

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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NATURE HOUSE HOURS

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

MONDAY, WEDNESDAY – FRIDAY TUESDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY

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

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Spring Festival Volunteers — Help out at the nature center festival, May 3, 1-5 p.m., see page 65. Habitat Heroes — Help protect native plants in our natural areas, see page 102. Clean the Bay Day — Help clean up Reston’s lakes, June 7, 10 a.m.-noon, see page 104. Storm Drain Marking — Help mark storm drains that flow to local streams and the Bay, see page 104. Stream Monitors — Help monitor local stream health by inventorying macroinvertebrates, see page 104. Great North American Dip-In — Help monitor the transparency of the lakes, June 18 and July 20, see page 104.

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Spring Festival Saturday, May 3, 1-5 p.m.

FREE ALL AGES WELCOME

Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive

Rain or Shine

Entertainment Schedule 1:00 – 1:45 1:30 – 2:30 2:30 – 3:15 4:00 – 4:45

Mad Science-Things That Go Boom Wildflower Walk with the Virginia Native Plant Society Teddy the Recycling Clown Live Animal Show with Wildlife Ambassadors

Plus Acoustic Music on the front porch from 1-4 p.m. featuring Tom Bodine, Marcy Cochran, Scott Malyszka and The Stewart Sisters. Entertainment Sponsor: Reston Community Center Participating Groups: American Bird Conservancy, Audubon Society of Northern Virginia, Earth Sangha, Fairfax County Tree Stewards, Local Energy Alliance Program (LEAP), Northern Virginia Conservation Trust, Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District, Raptor Conservancy of Virginia, Reston Environmental Action, Reston Historic Trust, Sustainable Reston, United States Geological Survey, Virginia Bluebird Society, Virginia Green Baggers, Virginia Native Plant Society, Wildlife Rescue League Garlic Mustard Challenge Celebrate the second annual Garlic Mustard Challenge in Reston. Learn all about this invasive plant, including a drop-off station for bags of pulled garlic mustard. Get Involved and Volunteer Contact habrock@reston.org or call 703-435-7986. See www.reston.org for more event updates.

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ALL AGES

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

Eggs-traordinary

Date: Sunday, May 18 Time: 2-3 p.m. Location: Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive Reserve by: May 15 $5/person $7/person Eggs are the beginning of life for many animals. See examples of many different types of eggs, and try to guess who comes out of them. Touch real birds’ eggs, big and small. Find out how squishy frog eggs can be. Learn how animals hide their eggs to protect them.

Patriotic Campfire

Date: Friday, May 23 Time: 7-8:30 p.m. Location: WNC Campfire Ring, On Soapstone Drive, between Glade Drive and Lawyers Road Reserve by: May 20 $7/person $9/person Celebrate Memorial Day by singing patriotic songs around a campfire. Roast a hot dog on a stick and make a yummy marshmallow treat. Play oldfashioned games and get a fun start to your holiday weekend.

Date: Wednesday, June 25 Time: 6-7:30 p.m. Location: WNC Campfire Ring, On Soapstone Drive, between Glade Drive and Lawyers Road Reserve by: June 20 $7/person $9/person Meet a wildlife rehabilitator from the Raptor Conservancy to view live owls of Virginia up close. Then prowl the trails along The Glade Stream Valley in search of resident owls.

How to Make a Solar Oven

Date: Sunday, June 29 Time: 1:30-3:30 p.m. Location: Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive Reserve by: June 26 $5/person $7/person Recommended ages 10-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 useful on camping trips or fun for the yard. Build a simple oven and receive some recipes and ideas to try at home. All supplies provided. Cosponsored by Reston Community Center and Sustainable Reston.

Fishing with Fathers

Date: Saturday, June 14 Time: 10:30 a.m.-Noon Location: Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive Reserve by: June 11 $7/person $9/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.virginia.gov.

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Insects of the Night

Date: Friday, July 11 Time: 7:30-9 p.m. Location: Brown's Chapel, 1575 Brown’s Chapel Road Reserve by: July 8 $7/person $9/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. Date: Saturday, July 19 Time: 11 a.m.-Noon Location: Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive Reserve by: July 16 $5/person $7/person How much do you know about noses? How many animals use scent to communicate? Which animals use something other than a nose to smell? Learn all this and more through fun activities, and take the Great Smelly Challenge.

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Date: Friday, July 25 Time: 7-8:30 p.m. Location: WNC Campfire Ring, On Soapstone Drive, between Glade Drive and Lawyers Road Reserve by: July 22 $6/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. Date: Friday, August 8 Time: 8:30-9:30 p.m. Location: Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive Reserve by: August 5 $5/person $7/person Many insects are active at night so that it is harder for predators to find them. Discover our nocturnal insects by use of a light trap and white sheet setup. Learn how these insects are ecologically important, which can improve your backyard, and how you can attract them.


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Date: Sunday, August 10 Time: 2-3 p.m. Location: Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive Reserve by: August 7 $5/person $7/person Spiders are predators who feed on many different types of animals. Find out what spiders will eat fish, how many eyes they have, where their webs come from, and which spiders you shouldn’t touch. Go on a short hike to learn how many different spiders you can find right here in Reston.

Stream Slosh

Date: Saturday, August 23 Time: 10:30 a.m.-Noon Location: Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive Reserve by: August 20 $5/person $7/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.

Attention Scout Leaders

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

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

Forester, Naturalist, Wildlife, Eco-action, Earth Connections, Earth is Our Home, Earth and Sky, Water Everywhere, Senses, Animals and more.

$5 per participant (min. charge $50), RA members $7 per participant (min. charge $70), Non-members

Farewell to Summer Campfire Date: Friday, August 29 Time: 7-8:30 p.m. Location: WNC Campfire Ring, On Soapstone Drive, between Glade Drive and Lawyers Road Reserve by: August 26 $6/person $8/person As summer comes to an end, many of our animals and plants are ready to undergo changes. From trees losing leaves to birds flying south, we will celebrate the end of summer through songs, stories, games, and, most importantly, a yummy snack!

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

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

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

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

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BABES IN THE WOODS

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

Wonderful Wetlands

Date: Monday, May 12 or Tuesday, May 13 Time: 10-11 a.m. Location: Sunrise Valley Wetlands, 12700 Sunrise Valley Drive Drive. Park on the left (west) side of the office building. Reserve by: May 7 $7/child $9/child Enjoy a stroll through Sunrise Valley Wetlands to look for the wildlife that live there. See dragonflies, turtles, ducks and geese up close. Make a turtle craft to take home.

pollen. Get your own antennae and stingers and fly around like a bee. Make a bee craft and taste a yummy honey treat. Get the buzz at the nature center.

Hopping Grasshoppers

Date: Monday, July 14 or Tuesday, July 15 Time: 10-11 a.m. Location: Hunters Woods Pavilion, 2501 Reston Parkway, park at Hunters Woods Pool Reserve by: July 9 $7/child $9/child Grasshoppers, katydids and crickets can hop really far. Find out how far you can hop, if you like to eat what grasshoppers eat, and how these insects hide from predators. Enjoy a green treat and make a camouflage grasshopper craft to take home.

Critters in the Creek

Date: Monday, August 4 or Tuesday, August 5 Time: 10-11 a.m. Location: WNC Campfire Ring, On Soapstone Drive, between Glade Drive and Lawyers Road Reserve by: July 31 $7/child $9/child There is nothing better than getting knee deep in a creek on a hot summer day. Enjoy wading in The Glade stream looking for tadpoles, fish, frogs and other aquatic creatures. Wear your wading shoes and clothes that can get dirty. We will provide nets and buckets.

Buzzing Bees

Date: Monday, June 2 or Tuesday, June 3 Time: 10-11 a.m. Location: Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive Reserve by: May 29 $7/child $9/child Flowers are blooming and bees are busy gathering nectar and

PRESCHOOL HAPPENINGS

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

Terrific Turtles

Date: Tuesday, May 20 Time: 10-11 a.m. or 1:30-2:30 p.m. Location: Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive Reserve by: May 16 $7/child $9/child Learn about the many turtles of Reston. Meet our resident box turtle, touch real turtle shells, and make a turtle craft to take home. Go on a short hike to look for turtles in the forest and at the edge of Lake Audubon.

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

Tour the Solar System

Date: Friday, May 9 Time: 7-8 p.m. Location: Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive Reserve by: May 6 $5/child $7/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) through interactive activities. Get all the information you need to select your new planet without leaving the safety of Earth!

Walking Stick Workshop Nature ABCs

Date: Thursday, June 12 Time: 10-11 a.m. or 1:30-2:30 p.m. Location: Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive Reserve by: June 9 $7/child $9/child "A" is for acorn, and "B" is for bird. Take a short walk in the woods to see how many letters you can find. Spot a "V" in a tree and an "O" in the ground. Sing the ABCs and make an alphabet craft.

Nature’s Symphony

Date: Saturday, July 26 Time: 11 a.m. - Noon Location: Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive Reserve by: July 23 $7/child $9/child Nature provides us with many sounds. Play a game of NameThat-Sound. Go on a sound walk

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to listen for bees buzzing and birds calling while collecting some natural sound makers. Make a simple rainstick and join the nature center’s forest symphony.

Knee Deep in a Creek

Date: Thursday, August 14 Time: 10-11 a.m. or 1:30-2:30 p.m. Location: WNC Campfire Ring, On Soapstone Drive, between Glade Drive and Lawyers Road Reserve by: August 11 $7/child $9/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.

Date: Friday, June 20 Time: 7-8 p.m. Location: Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive Reserve by: June 17 $7/child $9/child School's out and it's time to explore new territory. Make a walking stick that can travel with you on your next hiking adventure. Choose the perfect stick, make a leather grip, and with help, engrave your name or initials to make it your own. All supplies inluded. Nature programs may be cancelled in the event of severe weather, severe weather warnings, or low enrollment. Advance reservations are required for all fee-based programs. Call 703476-9689 and press 5 or email naturecenter@reston.org.


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KIDS OUTDOORS

Ages 7-10 years Date: Wednesday, August 27 Time: 9 a.m.-Noon Location: Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive Reserve by: August 22 $15/child $20/child

Planning a Birthday Party? Parents: Drop off your child at this morning of jam-packed outdoor fun! We will pick up where camp ended with exciting outdoor activities. Kids: Discover what mysteries the forest holds with a nature scavenger hunt. Use natural objects to make your own natural art masterpiece. Go on a bug safari, and get up-close looks at beetles, dragonflies, butterflies, spiders, and millipedes that live in our gardens, forest and pond. Enjoy a refreshing mid-morning snack.

Join the Walker Nature Center’s electronic mailing list. Receive the quarterly newsletter, Branching Out, as well as announcements of upcoming special events. To subscribe, email naturecenter@ reston.org. You can also email nature questions to this address. LIKE US ON FACEBOOK AT WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/ WALKERNATURECENTER

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 Nature Crafts 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 3-12 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.

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 How to Book imprint. The birthday child gets a Myrtle ƒƒ Parties may be booked up to three the Turtle key chain. months in advance. ƒƒ Weekend dates are limited and fill quickly. Consider a weekday afternoon or evening party. ƒƒ Maximum 15 children.

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Wild Edibles

Date: Sunday, May 4 Time: 1:30-4 p.m. Location: Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive Reserve by: May 2 $7/person $9/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 some to take home. Guest Speaker: Lori Thomas.

Rain Barrel Workshop

Date: Saturday, May 17 Time: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Location: Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive Reserve by: May 14 $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.

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Nature Walk: Twin Branches Trail

Date: Saturday, May 17 Time: 2-3:30 p.m. Location: Twin Branches Trail, Twin Branches Road at Glade Drive Reserve by: May 14 Join a naturalist for a hike along the renovated Twin Branches Nature Trail to experience its diverse habitats. Discover dragonflies and tiger beetles in a sunny meadow. Find Ebony Jewelwings, water snakes, and other aquatic life along the wooded banks of Snakeden Branch. Look for Mountain Laurel and listen for songbirds (and maybe a Barred Owl) under the shady canopy of the forest. Cosponsored by Reston Historic Trust.

Wine Tasting

Date: Friday, May 30 Time: 4-6 p.m. Location: Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive Reserve by: May 27 $10/person $14/person For ages 55 years and older. See page 80 for more information. Contact Ashleigh@reston.org or call 703-435-6530 for reservations.

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Home Food Preservation

Date: Thursday, June 5 Time: 7-8:30 p.m. Location: Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive Reserve By: June 2 $5/person $7/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. Co-sponsored by Reston Community Center and Sustainable Reston.

Nature Exploration: Lake Anne by Canoe/ Kayak FREE

Date: Saturday, June 21 Time: 1-3 p.m. Location: Lake Anne Public Boat Docks, Washington Plaza in the Lake Anne Village Center Reserve by: June 18 Free, boat rental fees apply. Join a naturalist to explore Lake Anne from a different perspective Paddling is a leisurely and enjoyable way of getting up close to waterfowl, fish, turtles and other wildlife that seem so far away from shore. Bring your own kayak or canoe or rent one for $6. Cosponsored by Reston Historic Trust.

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

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Introduction to Wildlife Photography

Date: Saturday, June 28 Time: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Location: Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive Reserve by: June 25 $10/person $15/person Join local photographer John Eppler to learn how to photograph wildlife in your backyard. Discuss setting up your backyard to attract wildlife. Learn about what equipment and settings to use. Go outside to apply what you have learned. Be sure to bring your camera.

Ecofriendly Cleaning

Date: Thursday, August 7 Time: 7-8:30 p.m. Location: Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive Reserve By: August 4 $5/person $7/person Learn why it is a good idea to reduce the use of harsh, sometimes toxic, cleansers in the home, and how to make safe and environmentallyfriendly cleansers in a quick, easy and economical way. Participants are encouraged to purchase "Clean House, Clean Planet" by Karen Logan and bring it to the program. Co-sponsored by Reston Community Center and Sustainable Reston.


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Energy FAIR Sunday, June 8 1-4 p.m. (rain or shine)

Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive

Free All Ages Welcome

Learn how to save energy, save money and reduce your carbon footprint. Join us for:

■■ A showcase of alternative energy gadgets and appliances ■■ Solar cooking demonstrations ■■ Hands-on kids’ activities ■■ Displays and information from organizations such as North American Geothermal, Dominion Power, Reston Environmental Action (REACT) Meet representatives from the Local Energy Alliance Program (LEAP) and sign up for a Home Energy Check Up.

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WILDLIFE CLASSES & COUNTS

16 years to adult FREE

Bird Class: An Introduction

Date: Wednesday, June 4 Time: 7-8:30 p.m. Location: Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive Reserve by: June 2 Fee: $5/person Free for count participants Learn the basics of bird identification, and how to look and listen for the common birds of Reston. Discover the major groups of birds and the best places to watch for them. Discuss a variety of bird guides, and take home a Checklist of Birds of Reston. FREE

Summer Bird Count

Date: Saturday, June 7 Time: 6:45 a.m.-Noon Location: Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive Reserve by: June 4 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 a free lunch, tally results and swap stories back at Nature House following the count.

Butterfly Class: An Introduction

Date: Thursday, July 10 Time: 7-8:30 p.m. Location: Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive Reserve by: July 7 $5/free for count participants Discover the colorful and diverse lives of Reston’s "flying flowers." Class will focus on the basic identification and life cycles of our local butterflies. Through a combination of field guides, handouts and a presentation, learn

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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 the Reston Butterfly Count. FREE

Butterfly Count

Date: Saturday, July 12 Time: 9:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Location: Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive Reserve by: July 9 Join us for the annual Butterfly Count throughout 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 for inclusion in their national Fourth of July Butterfly Count report. Volunteers are invited to enjoy a free lunch, tally results and swap stories back at the Nature House following the count.

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Dragonfly Class: An Introduction

Date: Thursday, July 17 Time: 7-8:30 p.m. Location: Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive Reserve by: July 14 $5/free for count participants Learn about the fast 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 local dragonflies. Through a combination of handouts, lecture and a presentation of photos taken in Virginia, learn how to identify Reston’s common dragonflies, and get a basic introduction to their bizarre behavior and complex natural history.

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Dragonfly Count

Date: Sunday, July 20 Time: 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Location: Meet on Bright Pond Lane. Park at the end of the cul-de -sac. Reserve by: July 17 Join us for the annual Dragonfly Count throughout 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.


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

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

Nature House Multipurpose Room

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

Nature Center Pavilion

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

Campfire Ring

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

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BIRD WALKS

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 monthly basis. Our 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. There are no fees and reservations are not required. For dates and locations of the summer bird walks, contact naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689 and press 5.

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Early May Bird Walk: Bright Pond

Date: Sunday, May 11 Time: 7:30-10:30 a.m. Location: Bright Pond, Bright Pond Lane, park at the end of the cul-de-sac Leaders: Jay & Carol Hadlock

Late May Bird Walk: Lower Glade Stream Valley FREE

Date: Sunday, May 25 Time: 7:30-10:30 a.m. Location: Glade Stream Valley, park on Glade Drive at Twin Branches Road Leaders: Joanne & David Bauer

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June Bird Walk: Buttermilk Creek

Date: Sunday, June 15 Time: 7:30-10:30 a.m. Location: Buttermilk Creek Nature Trail, 11032 Ring Road, park at Uplands Pool Leaders: Jay & Carol Hadlock FREE

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August Bird Walk: Stratton Woods Park

Date: Sunday, August 17 Time: 7:30-10:30 a.m. Location: Stratton Woods Park, 2431 Fox Mill Road, meet in parking lot Leader: Bill Brown

July Bird Walk: Twin Branches

Date: Sunday, July 6 Time: 7:30-10:30 a.m. Location: Twin Branches Trail, park on Glade Drive at Twin Branches Road Leader: Jenny Vick

Brush Chipping

Dispose of Brush Free

RA’s brush chipping program offers you a place to bring your brush for chipping at no cost. RA Guidelines state that no brush may be dumped on RA property. Just drop off your brush at the locations listed below, and RA crews will chip it for use on RA open space. PLEASE: Brush only (Branches should be less than four 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.

THE NATURE OF RESTON CHIPPING DATES & SITES

Lake Audubon Pool 2070 Twin Branches Road

May 17-18

Central Services Facility (CSF) 12250 Sunset Hills Road

July 19-20

Lake Audubon Pool

June 21-22 CSF Lake Audubon Pool

August 16-17 CSF

Photos by: Charles A. Veatch Text By: Claudia Thompson-Deahl

An art photography, nature and informational book and guide to Reston’s habitats all in one beautiful hardbound volume. ON SALE FOR $20 at Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive All proceeds from the book sales support the nature center.

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

If you would like to learn more about invasive plants, visit “Plants” on the “Natural Resources” page in the “Nature” section of our website, www.reston.org. If you would like to volunteer to help control invasive plants in Reston, contact Ha Brock via email at habrock@reston.org. Please direct questions to our environmental resource staff at 703-437-7658. Thank you for your cooperation in not planting any of these species in Reston.

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

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.

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 tax-deductible. Sponsor a bench in someone’s honor for the donation amounts below. Tennis Benches

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

Pathway/Recreation Facility Benches

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

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 DONATION: $475 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, 11450 Glade Drive, Reston VA 20191. For more information, contact CSFstaff@ reston.org or call 703-437-7658. WWW.RESTON.ORG | SUMMER 2014

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18 MONTHS 3 TO 5 YEARS 5 TO 12 YEARS TO 6 YEARS Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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

Date: Tuesday, June 24 (rain date July 1) Time: 10 a.m.-Noon Location: North Hills Pavilion, 1325 North Village Road $8 $12 With an Oink, and a Moo, and a Cock-a-Doodle-Doo…Reston Association wants to party with you! Join us for a morning of farm-filled fun. Bring the kids by to enjoy crafts, petting zoo, age appropriate games, delicious food, and plenty of photo opportunities. It’ll be something to “crow” about! Hot dogs, tater salad, fruit, drinks and watermelon will be provided. Registration is required. You must cancel 72 hours in advance to receive a refund.

Bruno’s Barnyard Bash June 24

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Teddy Bear Picnics

Dates: Thursday, May 22, Wednesday, June 1, Tuesday, July 22 Time: 11 a.m.-Noon Location: 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

Date: Wednesday, June 18 Time: 11 a.m.-Noon Location: North Hills Pavilion, 1325 North Village Road $4 $6 Ahoy, me Hearties! Ye all be invited fer a pirate parrrrrty! This Pirate Adventure will transform your child into a pirate, complete with dress-up, and allow them to take part in a real treasure hunt on land. Enjoy crafts, games & fun activities. This program is cancelled in the event of rain. Registration required. Payment due at the event.

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Bicycle Safety Rodeo

Date: Saturday, May 10 Time: Ongoing from 1-4 p.m. (stop by anytime. Course takes 20 minutes to complete.) Location: Lake Newport Pool Facility, 11601 Lake Newport Road Join the Reston Association, the Pedestrian and Bicycle Advisory Club and The Reston Bicycle Club for our Annual Bicycle Safety Rodeo. Children will complete eight safety stations and earn their bicyclist’s license. Children must bring their own bicycles and helmets. No registration required. This activity will be cancelled in the event of rain. Contact Ashleigh@reston.org or call 703435-6577 for more information or weather-related cancellations.

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Reston Schools Connect for

BIKE TO SCHOOL DAY

Nine different Reston schools create a community-wide focus on National Bike to School Day on Wednesday, May 7. A grass-roots coalition of Reston residents working with the Reston Association Pedestrian & Bicycling Advisory Committee (PBAC) have coordinated nine different schools to create a Reston-wide focus on National Bike to School Day on May 7. This will be the second year for this coordinated effort. Organizers hope that this collaboration will help build more awareness and be the starting point for future rides and opportunities. The event has already provided an excellent exchange of resources and innovative ideas centered around cycling and walking to school. One highlight of the event is a friendly competition between schools to see who can get the most bikes on their bike racks. In addition, the eight Reston elementary schools have a friendly competition with the eight Vienna elementary schools to see who has the most bikers on May 7. Vienna eked out a win during the walk challenge last fall -- it is Reston's turn to shine this spring! If you would like to get involved, contact cyclinginreston@gmail.com or contact the representative at your local school. The following schools are participating: ALDRIN ES Jennifer Johns, jkjohns@mac.com and Anne-Marie Swope, amguy19@gmail.com ARMSTRONG ES Ingrid Freeman, ingfreeman@aol.com DOGWOOD ES AmberBadgley@yahoo.com FOREST EDGE ES Melissa Baldwin, meeshw@yahoo.com HUGHES MS Amy Shaw, wyoamy@gmail.com HUNTERS WOODS ES Aric Line and Kristin Eddy, saferoutes@hwpta.org LAKE ANNE ES Melissa Romano, villabacio@yahoo.com SUNRISE VALLEY ES James.B.Curren@secureskies.net & Steve Gurney, cyclinginreston@gmail.com TERRASET ES Annette Bobby, akbobby@comcast.net and Alison Stobie, n_stobie@comcast.net

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Reston Presents ... Churchill’s Secret Army: Confusion was their Business FREE

Date: Monday, June 9, Time: 7-9pm Location: Reston Community Center at Lake Anne, 1609 Washington Plaza 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 historian Harry Butowsky as he tells the Special Operations Executive (SOE) story of courage, sabotage, and subversion during WWII. The SOE was a secret British organization created early in the Second World War to encourage resistance and carry out sabotage behind enemy lines — or, as Winston Churchill famously challenged its first head, to “set Europe ablaze.” SOE, also known as “the Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare,” operated in most of the countries of occupied Europe. By mid-1944, it was 13,000 men and women strong. This program is for educational purposes only. There will be no solicitation or obligations of attendees. Registration requested.

Washington Nationals vs. Atlanta Braves

Date: Friday, June 20, 5-11:30p.m. Bus pick-up location: Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive $39 $44 School's out! Join us for a chartered bus trip to Nationals Park to see The Nats play the Braves. Seats are undercover is section 416. 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. FREE

July 4th Celebration

Date: Friday, July 4 Time: Noon-4 p.m. Location: Lake Newport Pool, 11601 Lake Newport Road 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.

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Family Dive-In Movies

Are you looking for something different to do as a family? Then come join us for FREE poolside 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. Time: 8:30 p.m. – until the movie is over Dates & Locations: Thursday, June 26 Lake Audubon Pool, 2070 Twin Branches Road Wednesday, July 2 Tall Oaks Pool, 12025 North Shore Drive Tuesday, July 15 North Hills Pool, 1325 North Village Road Thursday, July 24 Newbridge Pool, 11718 Golf Course Square Wednesday, Aug. 6 Lake Newport Pool, 11601 Lake Newport Road

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School's Out for Summer Pool Party

Date: Friday, June 20, (Rain Date: June 21) Time: 4-7 p.m. Location: Dogwood Pool, 2460 Green Range Road Come to the Hawaiian-themed pool party to celebrate the end of school. The Northern Virginia Ukulele Ensemble will perform and there will be a whole roast pig to eat in addition to other Hawaiian delicacies. Be sure to wear your Hawaiian print shirts and swim suits. Co-sponsored by Reston Community Center. FREE

Community Cookouts

Bring your family out for a FREE cookout at the pool. Cookouts are co-sponsored by the Reston Association and the Reston Community Center. Hot dogs, hamburgers, chips and drinks are provided, along with live music. Contact Ashleigh@reston.org or call 703-435-6577 for more information or weather related cancellations. Time: 5-7 p.m. Dates & Locations: Friday, May 30 Uplands Pool, 11032 Ring Road Wednesday, July 9 North Hills Pool, 1325 North Village Road Wednesday, July 30 Hunters Woods Pool, 2501 Reston Parkway

May-July

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TEEN EVENTS

Ages: 12-18 (Rising middle/high school students) These events are cosponsored by Reston Association and Reston Community Center. For registration information or weather-related cancellations, call RCC at 703-4764500. FREE

Ice Cream Socials

Hot enough for you? Come out to the pool and enjoy some refreshing ice cream as you lounge poolside. Make sundaes for the kids and for yourself. Supplies are limited. These events are cancelled in the event of rain or threatening rain. Contact Ashleigh@reston. org or call 703-435-6577 for more information or weather-related cancellations. Dates/Locations: Tuesday, May 27, 4 p.m.-until ice cream is gone Uplands Pool, 11032 Ring Road Tuesday, June 10, 4 p.m.-until ice cream is gone Autumnwood Pool, 1601 Walnut Branch Road Friday, June 27, 2 p.m.-until ice cream is gone Tall Oaks Pool, 12025 North Shore Drive Wednesday, July 2, 2 p.m.-until ice cream is gone Dogwood Pool, 2460 Green Range Road Monday, July 14, 2 p.m.-until ice cream is gone Shadowood Pool, 2201 Springwood Drive Monday, July 21, 2 p.m.-until ice cream is gone Ridge Heights Pool, 11400 Ridge Heights Road

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Popsicle Mania!

Summer is hot, so come cool off at the pool and enjoy a refreshing popsicle while sitting poolside. Supplies are limited. These events are cancelled in the event of rain or threatening rain. Contact Ashleigh@reston. org or call 703-435-6577 for more information or weather-related cancellations. Dates, Time & Locations: Tuesday, June 3, 4 p.m. Glade Pool, 11550 Glade Drive Friday, June 13, 4 p.m. Newbridge Pool, 11718 Golf Course Square Monday, June 16, 4 p.m. Hunters Woods Pool, 2501 Reston Parkway Wednesday, June 25, 2 p.m. Dogwood Pool, 2460 Green Range Road Monday, June 30, 2 p.m. Golf Course Island Pool, 11301 Links Drive Tuesday, July 8, 2 p.m. Autumnwood Pool, 1601 Walnut Branch Road Friday, July 18, 2 p.m. North Hills Pool, 1325 North Village Road Thursday, July 24, 2 p.m. Shadowood Pool, 2201 Springwood Drive Wednesday, July 30, 2 p.m. North Shore Pool, 11515 North Shore Drive

Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2 p.m. Uplands Pool, 11032 Ring Road Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2 p.m. Ridge Heights Pool, 11400 Ridge Heights Road FREE

Totally Trucks

Date: Friday, Aug. 8 Time: 9:30 a.m.-Noon Location: RA’s Central Services Facility, 12250 Sunset Hills Road 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 onsite is limited. Overflow parking next door at the YMCA. Rain or shine. No registration required. FREE

Day at Rehoboth Beach

Date: Saturday, June 28 Time: 6 a.m.-11p.m. Bus pick-up location: Reston Community Center, 2310 Colts Neck Road $20 $40 Visit Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, on another exciting Reston Association and RCC Teen Department adventure. Enjoy the boardwalk or just relax and soak in the sun. Parents, please be advised that although this trip is chaperoned by RCC staff, participants will be on their own on the boardwalk throughout the day but required to check in several times during the day. Trip fee includes transportation and trip coordinators. FREE

Dive-In Movie and Pizza Party

End of Summer Pool Party

Date: Friday, Aug. 15 (Rain Date: Aug. 16) Time: 4-7 p.m. Location: Golf Course Island Pool, 11301 Links Drive Come and have a last hurrah before school starts. The pool party will have food, entertainment and fun for the whole family. Please bring gift cards for Hair Cuttery and Payless Shoes to donate to Cornerstone’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.

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Date: Saturday, August 9 Time: 8-11 p.m. Location: Hunters Woods Pool, 2501 Reston Parkway Here’s the chance to go to the movies while relaxing at the pool. Grab a towel and prepare for an evening of food and fun with friends. This activity will be cancelled in the event of rain.

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Ages 17 years and older

FREE

Hot Tub Movies

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, enjoy a luau atmosphere and we will provide the movie and refreshments. These events are cancelled in the event of rain or threatening rain. Movie titles will be advertised at the event location, or contact Ashleigh@ reston.org or 703-435-6577 for more information or weatherrelated cancellations. Time: 8:30p.m.-until the movie is over Dates & Locations: Friday, June 6 Hunters Woods Pool, 2501 Reston Parkway Thursday, July 10 Glade Pool, 11550 Glade Drive Wednesday, July 16 North Hills Pool, 1325 North Village Road

SENIOR EVENTS

Ages 55 years and older

FREE

Senior Movie Day

FREE

Learning to Navigate the Local Transit System

Dates: Wednesdays; April 23, Featuring, TBD May 28, TBD June 25, TBD July 23, TBD Time: Doors open at 9:15 a.m., Showtime is at 10 a.m. Location: Reston Town Center’s Bow-Tie Cinemas The Reston Association, in cooperation with Reston Town Center Bow Tie Cinemas, presents, "Meet Me at the Movies." Join us on the fourth Wednesday of each month. Refreshments are provided and door prizes are distributed prior to the movie. Movie titles are posted at www.reston.org.

Date: Wednesday, May 14 Time: 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Location: Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive Join us for an innovative transportation experience to get familiar with the regional transit systems. The bus, called MATT (Mobile Accessible Travel Training), is used to educate seniors through a hands-on learning experience. You will learn "travel training" tips in which you will travel by bus and learn to read bus schedules and route maps, learn how to pay the fare and how to signal the driver to stop, as well as other bus travel skills. The bus will 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.

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Never Too Late to Try Something New

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

Wine Tasting at the Nature House

Date: Friday, May 30 Time: 4-6 p.m. Location: Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive $10 $14 Enjoy an evening of wine tasting in a beautiful setting. Sample red and white wines, along with a variety of cheeses 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. FREE

Senior Social: Ice Cream Sundaes

Date: Thursday, June 5 Time: 1:30-3 p.m. Location: Reston Community Center Lake Anne, 1601-A Washington Plaza Plan your fall calendar while you learn about upcoming senior adult trips, classes, and events that are facilitated by Reston Community Center and Reston Association. Enjoy a sampling of

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treats while meeting new people and catching up with friends. Door prizes will be awarded during the event. This event is cosponsored by Reston Community Center and Reston Association. Registration required.

Write your Memories into Memoirs

Date: Thursdays, June 12-Aug 14 (no class July 3 & 10) Time: 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Location: Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive $50 $65 Whether you are just beginning or already writing your memoirs, this eight-week class focuses on turning life experiences into an engaging story. You will discuss different writing topics each week in a supportive and lively setting. All you need is a serious desire to write, the willingness to share your personal journey and the ability to put your thoughts on paper. At the end, your stories may be bound as a book for you to keep. Give the priceless gift of legacy to your children, grandchildren and future generations. Class size is limited to eight. Registration required. Registration form is available on our website at www.reston.org.

Jigsaw Puzzle Event

Date: Thursday, August 14 Time: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Location: 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 Reston themed puzzle to see how much you can finish in the time allotted. Enjoy coffee and conversation while doing one of Americas favorite pastimes. Lunch will be provided. Registration required.

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Community Yard Sale 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.

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SENIOR TRIPS AND TOURS

For Senior Adults, 55 years and older.

Reston Association’s 55+ 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 703-4356577.

Day Trip to New York City

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 form can be found on our website at www.reston.org. Date: Wednesday, May 21 Time: 7 a.m.-11 p.m. Bus pick-up times & locations: 7 a.m. Ledo Pizza at Hunters Woods Shopping Center 7:15 a.m. Thoreau Place, 1951 Sagewood Lane 7:30 a.m. Lake Anne Plaza parking lot $45 $51

Trip to see The Lion King at the Kennedy Center

Trip to The Eastern Market in D.C.

With wildly inventive life-size puppets, exotic masks, and costumes, Disney's adaptation of its popular animated movie is a visual stunner. The Lion King, 1998 Tony Award-winning Best Musical, is directed by the visionary Julie Taymor and features terrific music by Elton John and Tim Rice. The Lion King follows the adventures of the royal lion cub Simba, and his quest to grow up and learn what it means to be a king. Registration form can be found on our website at www.reston.org. All sales are final. Date: Wednesday, July 9 Time: 5:30-11:30 p.m. (show begins at 7:30 p.m. with a brief intermission) Bus pick up locations: 5:30 p.m. Ledo Pizza at Hunters Woods Shopping Center 5:45 p.m. Thoreau Place, 1951 Sagewood Lane 6 p.m. Lake Anne Plaza parking lot $94 $110

Join Reston Association for a shopping experience at The Eastern Market, Washington D.C.'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. Enjoy lunch at the market or at one of the many surrounding restaurants. Registration form can be found on our website at www.reston.org. Date: Saturday, July 12 Time: 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Bus pick-up times & locations: 8 a.m. Ledo Pizza at Hunters Woods Shopping Center 8:15 a.m. Thoreau Place, 1951 Sagewood Lane 8:30 a.m. Lake Anne Fellowship House, 11450 North Shore Drive $25 $30

55+ ADVISORY COMMITTEE 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 55+ Advisory Committee first-hand.

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

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Bike to Work Day On Friday May 16th

Commuter Connections and the Washington Area Bicyclist Association invite you to join over 10,000 area commuters for a celebration of bicycling as a clean, fun and healthy way to get to work. Attend one of 70 pit stops throughout D.C., Maryland, and Virginia to receive a free T-shirt, refreshments, and be entered into a raffle for a free bicycle!

Join us at the new Reston Metro Station. 6:30-9 a.m. Register at www.biketoworkmetrodc.org

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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 48 outdoor tennis courts, 26 lighted for night play, Reston Association offers one of the most extensive tennis programs in the Washington metropolitan area.

TENNIS COURTS Lighted Courts

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

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TENNIS COURT ADDRESS Autmnwood Courts

11950 Walnut Branch Road

Barton Hill Courts

Colts Neck Courts

North Hills Courts

11550 Glade Drive

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

Fairway Drive/Hook Road

Lake Anne Courts (with blended lines)

11301 North Shore Drive

Lake Newport Courts

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

Tennis Key Tags

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

Tennis Lesson Gift Certificates

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

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North Shore Courts (10 & Under 36 ft Courts)

Glade Courts

TENNIS INFO

11718 Golf Course Square

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

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

Newbridge Courts

11515 North Shore Drive 1325 North Village Road

Shadowood Courts 2201 Springwood Drive

Upper Lakes Courts

Upper Lakes Drive/Sunrise Valley Drive

Uplands Courts 11032 Ring Road


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YOUTH TENNIS 10 & UNDER Tennis is a whole new ball game. Balls, rackets and courts sized right for kids. It’s all about the play. Children learn best when they have an opportunity to play and have fun. Reston Tennis Youth classes focus on practice, learn and play using the QuickStart format. Children will learn to play tennis by playing tennis. Reston Tennis implements the gamesbased approach to tennis, which means involving participants in tennis play within the first hour of the program.

Munchkins Tennis (ages 3-4)

This exciting new play format for learning tennis is designed to bring kids into the game by utilizing specialized equipment, shorter court dimensions and modified scoring — all tailored to age and size. Kids enjoy a fun, motivating introduction to tennis emphasizing fun and play. It’s the fast, fun way to get kids into tennis and keep them playing. Parents or guardians must be present and join in the fun. Once a week for six weeks Session 2: May 30-July 12 Session 3: July 18-August 23

(No classes on Fourth of July weekend) Day & Time: Friday, 3-3:45 p.m., 4-4:45 p.m. Day & Time: Saturdays, 10 -10:45 a.m., 11-11:45 a.m. Location: North Shore Courts $96 $104

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

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

Aces I (ages 5-7)

Once a week for six weeks Session 2: May 19-July 12 Session 3: July 14-August 23

(No classes on July 4th weekend or Memorial Day weekend)

Day & Time: Mondays, 2:30-3:30 p.m., 3:30-4:30 p.m. Day & Time: Fridays, 4:30-5:30 p.m., 5:30-6:30 p.m. Day & Time: Saturdays, 9-10 a.m., 10-11 a.m., Noon-1 p.m. Location: North Shore Courts $100 $108

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Champions (ages 7-10)

Aces II (ages 5-8)

Once a week for six weeks Day & Time: Mondays, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Day & Time: Fridays, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Day & Time: Saturdays, 11 a.m.-Noon, Noon-1 p.m. Location: North Shore Courts $100 $108

Aces III (ages 6-9)

Once a week for six weeks Day & Time: Mondays, 4:30-5:30 p.m., 5:30-6:30 p.m. Day & Time: Saturdays, 11 a.m.-Noon Location: North Shore Courts $100 $108

Aces III (ages 6-9)

Twice a week for three weeks Session 3: May 20-June 5 Session 4: June 10-26 Session 5: July 1-17 Session 6: July 22-August 7 Day & Time: Tuesday & Thursday, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Location: North Shore Courts $100 $108

This is the next step for children who are committed to improving their tennis skills. A certificate from Tennis Aces III is required for enrollment into this class. 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 3: May 20-June 5 Session 4: June 10-26 Session 5: July 1-17 Session 6: July 22-August 7 Day & Time: Tuesday and Thursday, 6-7 p.m. Location: Hook Road Courts $100 $108


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RESTON JUNIOR TEAM TENNIS JTT (Junior Team Tennis) strives to provide a cooperative team environment that fosters integrity, self-reliance, positive self-esteem, and promotes social skills while developing lifelong tennis players. It is a great entry point into competition and match play. USTA Junior Team Tennis Matches 8U and 10UI

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.

RA Tennis Scholarship Program

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

Session: May 31-July 12 (Six week) Day Time Level Location Saturday 4-6 10 U I Hook Road Courts Sunday 4-6 8 U North Shore Courts To Register: 1. 2. 3.

o to website: http://tennislink.usta.com/TeamTennis/Main/ G Home.aspx Click on “Register to Play” Enter Team ID #: 3029235394 (10 AND UNDER INTERMEDIATE) 3029235395 (8 AND UNDER)

Cost: $95

NEW USTA Junior Team Tennis Training for

All levels

Session: June 2-July 7 (Six week) Day Time Level Location Monday 4-5 pm 8U Autumnwood Courts Monday 5-6 pm 10U Autumnwood Courts Monday 6-7 pm 12 U Autumnwood Courts Monday 7-8 pm 14 U Autumnwood Courts Register at www.reston.org Cost: $95 For more information, please contact Mary Conaway at mary@ reston.org or 703-435-6534.

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

This class is for players with little or no tennis background. Twice a week for three weeks. Session 2: May 5-22 Session 3: June 2-19 Session 4: June 23-July 10 Session 5: July 14-31 Session 6: August 4-21 Day & Time: Monday/Wednesday, 5-6 p.m. Location: Lake Newport Day & Time: Tuesday/Thursday, 5-6 p.m. Location: Lake Newport $120 $128

Level One (ages 8 -12)

This class is for players with little or no tennis background. Saturdays once a week for six weeks. Session 2: May 31-July 12 Session 3: July 19-August 23

(No classes on July 4th weekend or Memorial Day weekend)

Day & Time: Saturday, 9-10 a.m. Location: Autumnwood Day & Time: Saturday, 11-Noon Location: Autumnwood $120 $128

Level Two (ages 8 -12)

This class is for students who have taken Level One. Twice a week for three weeks. Session 2: May 5-22 Session 3: June 2-19 Session 4: June 23-July 10 Session 5: July 14-31 Session 6: August 4-21 Day & Time: Monday/Wednesday 5-6 p.m. Location: Lake Newport Day & Time: Monday/Wednesday 6-7 p.m. Location: Lake Newport Day & Time: Tuesday/Thursday, 5-6 p.m. Location: Lake Newport $120 $128

Level Two (ages 8 -12)

This class is for students who have taken Level One. Saturdays once a week for six weeks. Session 2: May 31-July 12 Session 3: July 19-August 23

(No classes on July 4th weekend or Memorial Day weekend)

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Teen Tennis (ages 13-16)

Level Two (ages 13-16)

Level One (ages 13-16)

Level Two (ages 13-16)

Teens will enjoy tennis with their peers and learn the fundamentals of tennis techniques and strokes. Emphasis is on fun, fitness and play. In addition, we will have a Team Tennis event at the conclusion of each session on the last day of the session. In the event of rain, the Team Tennis Event will be held on Friday. Classes will meet twice a week for four weeks. Class size limited to six. This class is for players with little or no tennis background. Twice a week for three weeks. Session 2: May 5-22 Session 3: June 2-19 Session 4: June 23-July 10 Session 5: July 14-31 Session 6: August 4-21 Day & Time: Monday/Thursday, 6-7 p.m. Location: Shadowood $120 $128

This class is for players with little or no tennis background. Twice a week for three weeks. Session 2: May 5-22 Session 3: June 2-19 Session 4: June 23-July 10 Session 5: July 14-31 Session 6: August 4-21 Day & Time: Monday/Thursday, 7-8 p.m. Location: Shadowood $120 $128 This class is for players with little or no tennis background. Once a week for six weeks Session 2: May 31-July 12 Session 3: July 19-August 23

(No classes on July 4th Weekend) Day & Time: Saturday, Noon-1 p.m. $120 $128

Level Three

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


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Futures (ages 8-12)

This is RA’s highest level junior class for eight to 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.

Futures I (Green Dot Ball)

Meets once a week for six weeks. Session 1: April 2-May 14 Session 2: May 21-June 25 Session 3: July 2-August 6 Day & Time: Wednesday, 5-6:30 p.m. Location: Lake Newport $180 $188

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

This is Reston Association’s highest level of play for juniors. This program is for rising high school players and those already in high school. This match play program will develop competitive skills for both singles and doubles play under actual match conditions. Emphasis will be on strategy, conditioning and footwork. Players must already be competitive to enter this program. Session 3: May 20-June 5 Session 4: June 10-26 Session 5: July 1-17 Session 6: July 22-August 7 Session 7: August 12-28 Day & Time: Tuesday/Thursday, 4:30-6 p.m. Location: Autumnwood $180 $188

Junior Tennis Ladder

Reston Association is offering a mixed gender 15 and under tennis ladder. Parents are responsible for their child when playing in the ladder. For Ladder directions, please contact Rob Tucker at 703-435-6502 or tennis@reston.org. To register, please go to www. reston.org. The ladder will be listed under Adult and Junior Leagues using the Shop RA Tab. $10 $15

Futures II (Regulation Ball)

Meets once a week for six weeks. Session 2: May 20-June 24 Session 3: July 1-August 5 Day & Time: Tuesday, 5-6:30 p.m. Location: Lake Newport $180 $188

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RA sponsors a junior tennis team in the Northern Virginia Tennis League in the following age divisions 12s, 14s, 18s & Under. The child’s age on June 30, 2014 determines the age group in which to play. Registration deadline is June 20. Players will be asked to bring snacks and drinks when we host the opposing teams. Call 703-435-6502 for more information. All players will receive a team shirt. Ages: 12, 14, 16, 18 Dates: Wednesdays, June 25-July 30 Time: Matches start at 9 a.m. Practices: Mondays from 5-7 p.m. starting June 9 at Hook Road. $60 $68

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ADULT TENNIS

17 years and older.

Twice a week group lesson. Groups of three to five students meet with one instructor twice a week for three weeks. One day-a-week group lesson. Groups of three to five students meet with one instructor once a week for four weeks. Note: We cannot guarantee court preference. On some occasions, classes may be combined at one location or students may be asked to move from one level to another to maximize the ability for congenial class instruction.

Beginners

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

Advanced Beginners

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

Intermediate

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

Beginners

Twice a week group lesson for three weeks Session 3: May19-June 5 Session 4: June 9-26 Session 5: June 30-July 17 Session 6: July 21-August 7 Day & Time: Tuesday/Thursday, 6-7 p.m. Location: Lake Newport Day & Time: Monday/Wednesday, 7-8 p.m. Location: Lake Newport $130 $138

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Advanced Beginners

Twice a week group lesson for three weeks Session 3: May19-June 5 Session 4: June 9-26 Session 5: June 30-July 17 1. Session 6: July 21-August 7 Day & Time: Tuesday/Thursday, 7-8 p.m. Location: Lake Newport Day & Time: Monday/Wednesday, 8-9 p.m. Location: Lake Newport $130 $138

Intermediates

Twice a week group lesson for three weeks Session 3: May19-June 5 Session 4: June 9-26 Session 5: June 30-July 17 Session 6: July 21-August 7 Day & Time: Tuesday/Thursday, 8-9 p.m. Location: Lake Newport $130 $138

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Advanced Beginners

Once a week for four weeks Session 2: May 3-31 Session 3: June 7-28 Session 4: July 12-August 2

(No classes on the July Fourth weekend) Day & Time: Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-Noon Location: Autumnwood $130 $138

Intermediates

Once a week for four weeks Session 2: April 30-May 21 Session 3: June 4-25 Session 4: July 2-23 Session 5: July 30-August 20 Day & Time: Wednesday, 7:30-9 p.m. Location: Shadowood Day & Time: Saturday, 9-10:30 p.m. Location: Autumnwood $130 $138

Private Tennis Lessons

For those who prefer more individual instruction or for the player needing a flexible schedule. PRIVATE $66–72 hour $68–74 hour SEMI PRIVATE $36 person/hour $38 person/hour Book a series of six private lessons or semi-private lessons and receive a 5 percent discount.


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ADULT TENNIS PROGRAMS

Adult Serve & Return Lesson

Groups of up to four students meet once a week for four weeks to become masters of their serve. The serve is the most important stroke in tennis. It starts the game. Without being able to serve, you cannot play the game of tennis. In this class you will learn a kick serve, a slice serve and increase the pace and velocity of your flat serve. Let the games begin. Session 2: May 6-27 Session 3: June 3-24 Session 4: July 1-22 Session 4: July 29-August 19 Day & Time: Tuesday, 6-7 p.m. Location: Autumnwood $130 $138

17 years and older.

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 accept one player each. If the court next to you has not finished, you are asked to wait outside the court or on a bench. This format will continue until nobody is waiting to play. Once people are waiting to play, you are asked to go back to the five game NO-AD matches. Courts 1 and 2 should be used by players 3.5 and below when no line is present. Courts 5 and 6 should be used for 3.5 and above when no line is present. If court 3 has no lessons at 9 p.m., it will be reserved for drop-in tennis. Call the tennis office at 703-4356502 for details. Day & Time: Tuesday, 7-10 p.m. Location: Lake Newport Tennis Courts: 1,2,5,6 *Drop-in tennis is for Reston Association Members and tennis members only. Non-members must purchase an RA tennis membership to participate.

Stroke Of The Week

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

THURSDAYS DATE STROKE

SATURDAYS DATE STROKE

June 5 Backhands: one-and two-handed June 12 Doubles strategy June 19 Overheads and lobs June 26 Approach shots July 3 Serves July 10 Volleys and half volleys July 17 Serve and volley-attack the net July 24 Forehands

June 7 Forehands June 14 Serves June 21 Volleys and half volleys June 28 Doubles strategy July 12 Approach shots July 19 Overheads and lobs July 26 Serve and volley-attack the net Aug. 2 Backhands: one-and two-handed

(No classes on Memorial Day Weekend)

TUESDAYS DATE STROKE June 3 Serves June 10 Volleys and half volleys June 17 Serve and volley-attack the net June 24 Forehands July 1 Backhands: one-and two-handed July 8 Overheads and lobs July 15 Approach shots July 22 Doubles strategy

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$38 person/hour/Non-members

ADULTS TENNIS LEAGUES

Book a series of six private lessons or semi-private lessons and receive a 5 percent discount. 18 years 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.

Mixed Doubles Flight

If you are looking to play more tennis with your partner, we invite you to join our Mixed Doubles Flight. All levels of play are welcome. Match results are used to sort the flight so everyone has a good, competitive match each week. You must have a partner to play in this flight; partners are not assigned. You are also responsible for finding a substitute to play with your partner when you cannot play yourself. (All substitutes must be RA residents or members.) However, if both team members must miss a week, you are not responsible for a substitute team if you notify the flight coordinator in advance. This flight runs in the summer, so we expect that many teams will miss a week or two due to vacations and other activities. Specific guidelines on the flight are emailed to all registered participants before the first night of play. If you have any questions before then, please contact the tennis office or send an email to tennis@reston.org. Flight Date: May 30-August 15 (No Flight on Friday, July 4th) Deadline to sign up: May 23 Day & Time: Fridays, 7-9 p.m. Location: Lake Newport Tennis Courts $25/person $27/person

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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 three women’s teams in this league. Teams: B-3, B-4, C-1 Locations: Women play at Lake Newport, Hook Road and Autumnwood on weekday mornings or travel to other clubs. $17 $20* *Non-members must purchase a RA tennis membership to participate.

Reston Team Tennis

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

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Start Date: April 16 Days & Level: Wednesday, 3.0-3.5, Thursday, 4.0-4.5 Time: 7-10 p.m. Locations: Glade, Lake Newport, Hook Road, Shadowood, North Hills and Autumnwood Courts. $75 $80* *Non-members must purchase a RA tennis membership to participate.

Northern Virginia Tennis League

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

Senior Round Robin (Ages 55 and over)

Still looking for competitive fun play? Join the senior inter-Reston league for six weeks of play. The format will be doubles. Register in advance at the tennis office at 703-435-6502. Session 2: June 6-July 18 (Rain date July 25) Session 3: July 25-August 2 (Rain date September 5) Day & Time: Fridays, 9-11 a.m. Location: Hook Courts. $17/person $17/person


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MURPHY JENSEN CLINIC

Saturday May 17

2:30-3:30 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.

THE WASHINGTON KASTLES

2014 HOME SCHEDULE WED JULY 9 BOSTON LOBSTERS THURS JULY 10 PHILADELPHIA FREEDOMS SUN JULY 13 PHILADELPHIA FREEDOMS MON JULY 14 SAN DIEGO AVIATORS with Daniela Hatuchovรก

TUE JULY 15 KASTLES CELEBRITY CHARITY CLASSIC

WED JULY 16 TEXAS WILD VENUS WILLIAMS

MON JULY 21 BOSTON LOBSTERS TUE JULY 22 SPRINGFIELD LASERS

SEE MARTINA HINGIS AT ALL 7 HOME MATCHES! FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 202-4-TENNIS (483-6647) OR VISIT WASHINGTONKASTLES.COM

SAVE THE DATE Sunday, July 13 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. WWW.RESTON.ORG | SUMMER 2014

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RULES ENFORCEMENT

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.

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Raise A Racket for HEART Mixed Doubles One-Day Round Robin Tournament 3.0, 3.5 and 4.0 and above Divisions Register online www.reston.org Fee: $30 per person All entry fees go to our scholarship fund HEART.

Saturday July 12

Make checks payable to Friends of Reston. “Adoptions” are 100 percent tax deductible. Call RA tennis office at 703-435-6502 or email tennis@reston.org.

RACKET BEAR Racket Bear

Need Your Racket Strung?

Member of USRSA (MRT), PTR (AI)

571-313-0507

email racketbear@comcast.net

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THE 2014 US OPEN | THURSDAY, AUGUST 28 | 6 A.M.-11 P.M.

Who will be the next King or Queen of Tennis? Come see all the players and all the storylines that play out

in this year’s U.S. Open. Contact Rob at tennis@reston.org for details about our same-day bus trip up to New York during the tournament’s first week for a day session on Thursday, August 28. Availability is limited, so contact us today. $165/RA members, $175 Non-members

Play tennis to benefit two great causes! All funds go directly to one of these two organizations:

Men's & Women's Singles & Doubles Doubles Play: Saturday, Sept. 20 Singles Play: Sunday, Sept. 21 Location: Lake Newport Tennis Courts, Reston, VA Level: NTRP Brackets for 3.0, 3.5, 4.0 and above players Players guaranteed at least two matches! $30 charitable donation per player

Registration Open: August 1 at www.restontennis.org More Info: http://www.restontennis.org/rally-for-a-causecharity-tournament/tournament-info or email rally4acause@ restontennis.org

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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2nd Annual

SERVING FOR HEROES CHARITY OPEN

Presented by Chartis Consulting

Serving for Heroes Charity Open is a USTA-sanctioned tournament open to all USTA members. Proceeds from the tournament will benefit the Wounded Warrior Project — an organization committed to raising awareness of and serving America's wounded service members. Last year’s inaugural tournament raised over $3,400 and won the 2013 USTA Military Tennis Award.

WHAT: USTA-sanctioned tournament open to all USTA members WHEN: Saturday & Sunday, July 19-20, 2014 WHERE: Lake Newport Tennis Facility 11452 Baron Cameron Ave. Reston, VA 20194 SIGN UP: Please use USTA Tournament ID# 300024914 and sign up online at http://tennislink.usta.com/ Tournaments/TournamentHome/Tournament.aspx?T=151796 DEADLINE: Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 11:59:00 PM Eastern Time. For more information, please like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ServingForHeroesCharityOpen For questions, please contact the Tournament Director, WilsonPaine, at 865-803-8650 or by email at wilson. paine@gmail.com

Chartis Consulting Corporation is a small business providing strategy, management, and engineering services to the public and private sectors. Founded in 2008, Chartis has successfully transformed data center services, modernized tactical communications, implemented business systems, and delivered cost reductions. More information at: www.chartiscorp.com

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TENNIS

REGISTER FOR TENNIS PROGRAMS AND EVENTS ADULT REGISTRATION Session Number:

Location: Day:

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Street Address: City: State:

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STROKE OF THE WEEK Date:

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TENNIS LADDER

o Male o Female o Singles o Doubles

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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: $

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

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.

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

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

Its tall ceilings provide excellent acoustics and its park-like grounds offer a lovely setting. The facility has chairs to seat 50 people, three tables, restroom facilities, heating, air conditioning and ample parking. It is perfect for church services, small meetings or classes. GLADE ROOM, 11550 Glade Drive Size: 881 square feet Located above the pool bathhouse at the intersection of Glade and Soapstone Drive. This facility is equipped with chairs to seat 75 people, four tables, restroom facilities, heating and air conditioning. It is an ideal facility for preschool groups, dance classes, small meetings and club functions.

PICNIC PAVILIONS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Volunteer Resource for the Reston Community

Our Volunteers Really Dig Us

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

Some say it’s the tree planting they like the best, some like the fact that they can cultivate an idea and watch it flourish. In some cases, Reston volunteers actually do “dig” into the dirt to plant a few seedlings or remove the roots of an invasive plant. You can make a difference in your community, be involved in something you like, 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.”

The mission of Volunteer Reston is to enhance Reston Association’s services and programs by matching the varied talents, interests and skills of individuals and groups of all ages, with a variety of engaging and challenging projects and endeavors. Volunteers range in ages, come from diverse ethnic backgrounds and have a multitude of skill levels. Our volunteers all have one thing in common — they care about the Reston community. This past year projects included cleaning our streams, lakes and natural areas; assisting at our trout fishing event; workdays at the Walker Nature Center; removing invasive plants and planting native

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species and monitoring streams. Volunteers come from all walks of life and include high school, middle school and college students, retirees, scouts, individuals, families and businesses. Some of these volunteers have been involved in Reston for many years. They participate in one-time events, serve on the Board of Directors or advisory committees, while others return to the same events each year.

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Are you a Boy Scout looking for a Life or Eagle Service Project or a Girl Scout looking for a Silver or Gold Service Project? If so, we have some ideas for you and would welcome the opportunity to assist scouts in the completion of projects benefiting the Reston community. To discuss project ideas, you will need to be an approved volunteer with Reston Association. Go to www.reston.org and click on the “Get Involved” tab to complete the online volunteer application.

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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.

Scout troops, school groups and other organized youth groups or clubs can also participate in the Habitat Heroes Program. For more information on scout projects, contact Ha Brock, RA volunteer & community outreach coordinator, at 703435-7986 or email habrock@ reston.org.

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


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

Friday, Aug. 1, 6-8 p.m. (Rain Date: Aug. 8) Lake Newport Pool, 11601 Lake Newport Road.

Enjoy food, music, door prizes and giveaways. Bring your family and enjoy a relaxing evening.

RSVP by July 28 to Ha Brock at 703-435-7986 or WWW.RESTON.ORG | SUMMER 2014 via email habrock@reston.org.

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Habitat Heroes Projects

Our native trees, ferns and wildflowers are under attack by invasive plants like English ivy, Japanese honeysuckle and bamboo. We need heroes like you to join us in rescuing Reston’s beautiful parkland from these aggressive plants. These fast growing aggressive plants escape from people’s yards and threaten local ecosystems, taking away vital food and habitat from already stressed wildlife populations. Please join us and spend a couple of hours in our parkland protecting our natural areas. We meet the fourth Saturday of each month from 10 a.m.-noon during the months of MarchNovember, except August. You don’t need to be an expert to assist in protecting our forests and help us restore Reston’s forests to their natural state. Our volunteering opportunities each month provide you with all the training you need to become an honorary Habitat Hero! We do a lot of invasive removal year-round. In the fall, we also focus some of our efforts on replanting of shrubs and trees, as it is the best time of year to plant for maximum survivability and site success. For all projects: Please wear long sleeves and long pants to protect against biting insects, thorns, and poison ivy. There is poison ivy at all sites. Bring gardening gloves if you have them. RA will provide some tools, gloves, snacks and water.

PROJECT SITES | SATURDAY |10 A.M.-NOON Wainwright Natural Area Restoration

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1709 Wainwright Drive Help restore Reston’s natural areas by pulling English ivy and garlic mustard. Both of these plants are non-native, invasive plants that spread quickly in the natural areas. English ivy spreads by creeping vines and garlic mustard produces lots of seeds. Park along Wainwright Drive and we will meet by the basketball court of the Wainwright Recreation Area.

Stop the Choking Hazard

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2501 Reston Pkwy Help restore Reston’s natural areas by pulling English ivy. English ivy can choke and kill the beautiful trees that give our yards and neighborhoods shade and character. What looks like a lovely little green plant can actually strangle trees, accelerate rot, attract mosquitoes and cause mature trees to fall down during storms. We will meet at the Hunters Woods Pool parking lot and walk down the trail to the site. If you arrive late, just follow the directional signs to where we are.

Snuff out the Burning Bush

JULY 26

Corner of Deer Forest Road & Reston Parkway Join Habitat Heroes 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.

Beat the Bush Honeysuckle

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

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

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Virginia Invasive Plant Removal Day May 3, 9 a.m.-Noon

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

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Storm Drain Marking Project

Great North American Dip-In June 28-July 20

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 tub, water flowing into our storm drains is not treated. Storm drains connect directly to our streams and empty into our lakes. Trash, pet waste, motor oil, paint and other materials dumped or washed into storm drains pollute our watersheds and ultimately, the Chesapeake Bay. Markers on each storm drain remind all of us to keep storm drains and our streams clean. Since there are over 4,000 storm drains in Reston, many volunteers are needed to mark the storm drains and to help educate the community about the connection between the storm drains and our

streams and lakes. Everybody is encouraged to participate. Many storm drains in Reston are on private roads. In order for volunteers to mark the drains, clusters need to grant permission first. Contact your local cluster board member and get your neighborhood involved today. The Storm Drain Marking Project in Reston is sponsored by the Fairfax County Department of Public Works and Environmental Services, the Northern VA Soil and Water Conservation District, the Virginia Department of Transportation-Northern VA District, and Reston Association. To get your project started or for more information, contact Nicki Bellezza at 703-435-6560, Nicki@reston.org.

Stream Monitoring Session: July 1-August 31 Become a volunteer stream monitor and help RA assess the health of our streams. RA is in need of volunteers to assist with stream monitoring at several locations throughout Reston during all seasons. If you are willing to learn, can work with a partner, enjoy data collection, insect identification, and are interested in the health of Reston’s streams, this is the job for you. Volunteering consists of four monitoring sessions of 3-4 hours each for a total of 12-16 hours per year. Training and practice are required and a twoyear commitment is encouraged. Each season, we need at least one volunteer to help us monitor two sites in Reston. If you are interested, join our volunteer

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Participate in the Annual Great American Dip-In between June 28 and July 20. 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. We are looking for one volunteer on each lake. To schedule a date for training, contact Nicki Bellezza at 703-435-6560 or email Nicki@reston.org.

CLEAN THE BAY DAY LAKE CLEANUP When You Pitch In, Reston Lakes Win. June 7, 2013, 10 a.m.-Noon Access points at each lake

monitors email distribution list for notices of upcoming monitoring dates. Email bpetty@ reston.org with the message, “add me to the stream monitors list” and you will begin receiving emails. For more information, please contact Ha Brock at 703435-7986 or email habrock@ reston.org.

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Join fellow boaters and lake enthusiasts on Saturday, June 7 for the 8th 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. To sign-up, call: Ha Brock, RA volunteer and community outreach coordinator at 703-435-7986 or email habrock@reston.org Please sign up by May 30.


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

Who We Are

Reston Association is one of the largest community associations in the U.S. We serve over 60,000 residents in Reston. Even though we’re not a “town” per se, we provide services and

programs similar to a town or city government. We own and maintain over 1,300 acres of parkland, 15 outdoor pools and 48 tennis courts, a 72-acre Nature Center, 55 miles of pathways and four man-made lakes. Living in Reston is like living in a park. Your project will go through the Friends of Reston, a 501(c)3 organization established in 1999 to support the Reston Association in bringing valuable projects to the community. The Friends group allows the association to tap into other resources to bring great community projects to fruition on our land, at our facilities and within our programs.

Why Partner With Us

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

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

Boards & Committees

Serve on our Board or Committees. Our Advisory Committees are where you can really immerse yourself in a cause or area that suits you. Advisory Committees are comprised of RA Members who provide advice on Association matters and perform such duties as may be requested by the Board of Directors. Advisory Committees exist for a term of one year from the annual or initial meeting of the Board of Directors and may be renewed at the discretion of the Board of Directors. The Board currently has eight such committees: ƒƒ The Reston Neighborhood Advisory Committee ƒƒ The Environmental Advisory Committee ƒƒ The Pedestrian and Bicycling Advisory Committee ƒƒ The 55+ Advisory Committee ƒƒ The Tennis Advisory Committee ƒƒ The Transportation Advisory Committee ƒƒ The Communications Advisory Committee Each committee is comprised of up to 15 members and includes a Board member and at least one staff liaison and generally meets once per month. More information on the committees and an application can be found at www.reston.org.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES Special Project Donations

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

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

Annual Events

Sponsor and engage employees in a one-day special event such as MLK Day of Service (January), 5K Fund Run (April), Spring Festival (May), Reston Multicultural Festival (September) or the Halloween House & Trick-or-Treat Trail to benefit the Nature House (October).

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

For more information or to volunteer, contact Ha Brock, RA volunteer and community outreach coordinator, at habrock@reston.org or 703-435-7986. WWW.RESTON.ORG | SUMMER 2014

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VOLUNTEER SERVICE AWARD

2013

Congratulations to all our deserving 2013 award winners!

Diane Blust

Volunteer of the Year

Volunteer of the Year recognizes an individual who has volunteered and made an impact for at least one year prior to being nominated for the award.

Winner — Diane Blust

Diane Blust has been a Reston resident for 36 years and has had a long-standing commitment to protecting Reston’s natural resources and the sustainability of Reston. She is a well-known figure in the Reston community. Diane has been a member of Reston Association’s Environmental Advisory Committee from July 2009 until December 2013 and was the co-chair for two years. In addition, she was the chair of RA’s Sustainability Working Group and has been working on Reston’s Sustainability Charter. Diane is a wonderful supporter of, and has volunteered hundreds of hours a year for the Reston Association’s (RA) environmental programs — removing invasive plants with the Habitat Heroes program (formerly Weed Warriors), volunteering for Arbor and Earth Day events, and helping with plant rescues. In addition, Diane is incredibly knowledgeable about sustainability. She serves as the President of Sustainable Reston, which is part of the Fairfax Coalition for Smarter Growth. She was instrumental in developing Sustainable Reston’s partnership with Cornerstones, formerly

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Karen Parnicky Reston Interfaith, which generated support for the installation of the Cedar Ridge Garden Plots. This garden plot program has been a huge success in providing a place for a diverse group of gardeners to grow food in a community setting. Diane does it all — from dreaming up new initiatives, forming partnerships, raising funds, planning logistics, preparing & leading programs, hosting community forums, facilitating discussions, advocating for Reston’s environment, and literally digging in with her hands to do planting, weeding, and watering. No task is too simple or too challenging for her to attempt, and the best part is her record of success. Because of Diane’s commitment to helping Reston thrive as a sustainable community, her contributions not only help present day Restonians but generations of future Restonians. Her efforts have put food in people’s mouths, projects in the ground, and new concepts in people’s minds. She not only teaches about strategies for sustainable living but also imparts real world skills to those who attend her programs. Diane has worked to promote energy efficiency in the community. She is a member of Reston Environmental Action (REACT). REACT is a local environmental organization consisting of Reston residents working with neighbors to promote habits that lessen our environmental impact. She also

Richard Padgett started the Environmental Film series with Katie Shaw, Manager of the Walker Nature Center, and with the Reston Community Center. She always follows through and delivers, and she receives outstanding evaluations for her work and commitment. Diane understands the mission of the Nature Center and takes the time to study the Association’s governing documents and strategic plans. She works to help RA, the Nature Center and the community accomplish the goals that have been identified as priorities through community involvement. Diane’s talents and interests know no bounds. In addition to her work on natural resources, she is a proponent of healthy food. Diane started the Smart Market, which is a seasonal, weekly farmers market near the intersection of Sunrise Valley and Reston Parkway. She teaches various Home Food Preservation classes for Reston Community Center (RCC) and RA’s Walker Nature Center. These classes include organic cleaning, canning, and fermentation. The list of Diane’s achievements and commitments goes on and on. It is clear beyond a doubt that she is a model citizen for those looking to contribute to the betterment of the community. She is an outstanding leader, and we are happy to announce that Diane Blust is Reston Association’s Volunteer of the Year.


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Molly O'Boyle

Volunteer Group of the Year

Volunteer Group of the Year recognizes a group or team of two or more people who have performed outstanding service in the Reston community and RA.

Winners — Garden Plot Coordinators — Karen Parnicky, Lake Anne; Richard Padgett, Golf Course Island; and Molly O'Boyle, Hunters Woods I & II.

The garden plot coordinators serve as liaisons between the garden plot renters and the Reston Association staff. On a daily basis, they respond to inquiries via email, phone, or inperson about the gardens. On a weekly basis, they send reminder emails to all the gardeners about upcoming inspections, tips on gardening, or notices about other issues that may arise. This group also contributes by weeding and watering or coordinating volunteers to do so when a gardener may be on vacation or away due to a medical condition. Once a month, they conduct a full inspection of each garden plot and communicate with RA staff on getting violation notices out or check in on gardeners who may need assistance. They also advise RA staff when maintenance or other support are needed for things like delivery of wood chips, leaf mulch, or when a groundhog needs to be chased out of the garden. They meet with RA staff once or twice a year for Coordinator Meetings and assist

The Boofie O'Gorman Team with planning, coordinating, and implementing an annual or biannual All Gardeners’ Meeting. As the first line of communication with the community gardeners, these coordinators save RA staff a lot of time. They are the ears and eyes on the ground to make sure things are running smoothly and save RA staff from having to regularly check on the gardens and gardeners. In addition, they are a wealth of knowledge and often provide excellent gardening advice to the 330 garden renters. All three of the garden plot coordinators are always on top of everything. They often remind the RA staff of when there are upcoming needs or if inspections may be coming up. They return year after year even though it is a demanding volunteer job. The gardeners, as well as the RA staff, appreciate their time, the assistance and the knowledge it takes to maintain this successful gardening program, and we are happy to announce they are the Volunteer Group of the Year.

Community Partner of the Year

Community Partner of the Year recognizes one community partner that has contributed most to Reston Association and the community.

Winner — The Boofie O'Gorman Team

The Boofie O’Gorman Team donated $5,000 and 100+ volunteer hours to the 2013 Reston Kids' Triathlon. Boofie and her daughter Margaret are both on The Y-Fairfax County Reston Board of Directors and make a point of creating partnerships with other Reston organizations to bring added value to members of the Reston community. This generous donation provides funding for our scholarship participants and other Reston Association fee-waived programs. Their contribution, both monetarily and in person through planning and race day support, shows their dedication to the youngest members of the Reston community. The Boofie O’Gorman Team also supports the Reston Triathlon by providing paid entries to first responders, and supports the Reston Sprint Triathlon benefitting Cornerstones (formerly Reston Interfaith) and didn’t hesitate when asked to support Reston’s first full and half marathons — the Runners Marathon of Reston. A new event this June, the Reston Relay Triathlon, is also being supported by Boofie and her team. Their support encourages an active and engaged community and

provides opportunities for people of all ages to enjoy some of Reston’s best facilities and parklands while participating in these events. In 2013, and for several years, they also generously donated $1,000 to the Reston Association Camps Scholarship Fund. As a result of their donations and time, children in the Reston community, as well as many first responders, were able to participate in programs that they may not otherwise have been able to afford. We are happy to announce The Boofie O’Gorman Team as our Community Partner of the Year.

Reston Association Thanks Outgoing Board Members

The Reston Association recently expressed its deep appreciation to outgoing board members for the outstanding leadership they provided to RA while on the board to further the organization in its mission to “preserve and enhance the Reston Community through outstanding leadership, service, and stewardship of our resources.” Board members whose terms expired were Apartment Owners Representative, Amanda Misiko Andere, John Higgins and Andy Sigle, both at-large representatives. Higgins was appointed to serve the remainder of a term vacated by a resigning board member. Secretary, Joe Leighton, also stepped down. “We were incredibly fortunate to have the dedicated service of these board members,” said RA CEO Cate Fulkerson, “Their volunteer service, through countless hours of board meetings and community activities, provided a strong framework and valued guidance for staff as we worked to ensure Reston remains true to its founding principles, and continues to thrive. While we will miss their presence on the RA Board of Directors, we know they will remain active and loyal volunteers in Reston.” Board members were recognized at the annual meeting of association on Tuesday, April 8.

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Reston’s Enduring Appeal BY BREVETTA JORDAN  PHOTOGRAPHY BY JIM KIRBY

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ifty years ago when Reston was designed as a premier planned residential community, it was with an eye toward long-term livability as well as broad-reaching desirability. One of the original goals published in Inside Reston, Virginia was “to create an aesthetically pleasing environment for residents, where architectural structures complement the beauty of the natural land and open space is within walking distance of every home and apartment.” Reston was developed with a variety of housing types to appeal to various needs, tastes, age groups, economic levels, lifestyles and life stages. One of Reston’s most distinguishing features was its design diversity balanced with architectural compatibility, and visual and physical harmony. The land-use planning was innovative and county zoning regulations were revised to allow houses to be built closer together

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“THAT BEAUTY – STRUCTURAL AND NATURAL – IS A NECESSITY OF THE GOOD LIFE AND SHOULD BE FOSTERED.”

— Robert E. Simon (RHOA Design Book 1977 and 1975, 2nd Edition)

in order to maximize open space. Residences were permitted to be conveniently located in close proximity to businesses, shopping, schools, churches, parks and recreation facilities to enhance the living and social experience. Such land-use innovation, design excellence, diversity of property types, varied housing sizes and styles, and mix of uses necessitated creative measures for long-term viability. Clear community guide-

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lines and covenants for exterior design and maintenance of properties were established to promote continuity of “appropriate development of the original design concept.” To protect the integrity and quality of Reston and its property values, Design, Maintenance and Use Covenants were included in the Reston Deed of Dedication to ensure owners’ awareness of and agreement for responsibility in maintaining the established high standards for Reston. Preserving the design integrity, architectural quality and aesthetic character of Reston's properties remains an intrinsic characteristic in Reston’s endurance as a special place.

The 1973 Reston Residents’ Handbook stated that “to help provide continuity in concept and quality, to assure that standards of quality and design would be protected as Reston would be developed and settled over a period of many years, the founders of the new town created an Architectural Board of Review (its original members including some of the architects of the Lake Anne Village Plaza and its first clusters).” That review function, which preserves Reston’s design aesthetic, continues and is now performed by the Design Review Board, nine appointed Reston volunteers comprised of both professionals and interested


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owners (lay members) with an appreciation of Reston’s design and character. The Covenants Committee was established as Reston’s “enforcement arm to ensure that properties were maintained in accordance with established standards and in compliance with the adopted covenants.” Today, six dedicated Reston property owners (one member from each of the Association’s four voting districts and two at-large members appointed by the RA Board of Directors) volunteer their service to continue the application of the covenants that govern the upkeep and use of Reston properties.

At the core of Reston’s enduring beauty, balance, quality, character, and value is consistent compliance with the Design, Maintenance and Use Covenants by Reston property owners throughout the years, benefitting all Reston residents — past, present and future. Their continued cooperation with the covenants has made the original design concept of harmony in diversity a lasting one.

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BOARD ACTIONS December 12, 2013

ƒƒ D irector Chew, seconded by Vice President Sigle, moved to authorize the construction of a bocce court on Reston Association (RA) Common Area located at Cabot’s Point Recreation Area subject to the following conditions: • Final design and location of the court is to be reviewed and approved by the RA staff and the Design Review Board; and, • Funding for the construction of the facility, including but not limited to, landscape materials, benches and a picnic table is to be provided by the Friends of Reston for Community Projects, Inc. Once the above required approvals and funding have been obtained, further move to authorize RA staff to: • Perform the necessary site preparation and associated court construction, including the expenditure of costs associated with materials and labor; and, • Provide ongoing maintenance of the facility; and, • Promote bocce as a new recreational amenity for Reston. ƒƒ President Knueven, seconded by Vice President Sigle, moved to approve the 2013/2014 Work Plan of the Transportation Advisory Committee. ƒƒ Vice President Sigle, seconded by Director Chew, moved to approve amendments to Use and Maintenance Standards Resolution 8 on Maintenance of Improvements, clarifying the standards regarding the upkeep, maintenance and repair of roofs. ƒƒ President Knueven, seconded by Director Thompson, moved to approve the report of the Legal Committee and authorize

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action to be taken on the cases reviewed during its meeting of December 4, 2013. ƒƒ President Knueven, seconded by Treasurer Higgins, moved to increase the 2013 Operating Expense Budget from $13,193,395 to $13,447,395; thereby adding $254,000 to cover additional expenses which were unanticipated and mostly driven by Board action during the course of 2013 as delineated.

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ƒƒ P resident Knueven, seconded by Director Sanio, moved to approve the: • Appointment of Sue Beffel as Chair of the Environmental Advisory Committee for a term of one year, ending January 2015. • Reappointment of Ed Robichaud as a member of the Elections Committee for a term of three years, ending January 2017, and appointment

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of Mr. Robichaud as Chair of the Elections Committee for a term of one year, ending January 2015. • Reappointment of Sam Stalcup as a member of the Elections Committee for a term of three years, ending January 2017. • Reappointment of Eric Weinstein as a member of the Environmental Advisory Committee for a term of three years each, ending January 2017. ƒƒ President Knueven, seconded by Director Chew moved to approve amendments to Assessments & Finance Resolution 6 Investments, which specifies the short and long-term investment strategies for the Association. ƒƒ President Knueven, seconded by Director Chew, moved to appoint Intelliscan, Inc. as the Association’s Counting Agent and as the Inspector of Elections for purposes of

Section 13.1-847.1A of the Virginia Nonstock Corporation Act to receive and tabulate the 2014 election ballots and to certify the results to the Reston Association Elections Committee. ƒƒ President Knueven, seconded by Director Thompson, moved to approve the 2014 Election Ballot Template and related materials as proposed by the Elections Committee. ƒƒ President Knueven, seconded by Director Andere, moved to approve the report of the Legal Committee and authorize action to be taken on the cases reviewed during its meeting of January 8, 2014. ƒƒ Director Chew, seconded by Director Andere, moved to approve a performance bonus as described in Section 6, Paragraph B of the Acting CEO Employment Agreement between Reston Association and Cate Fulkerson, dated July 13, 2014, in the amount of $5,000.


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ƒƒ V ice President Sigle, seconded by Director Chew, moved that the Reston Association take no further action regarding the previously filed Release of Notice of Claimed Violation on the property located at 1522 Park Glen Court. ƒƒ Director Cohn, seconded by Director Thompson, moved to adopt the Reston on Foot and Bicycle Report as revised by the Pedestrian & Bicycling Advisory Committee. ƒƒ Vice President Sigle, seconded by Director Sanio, moved to authorize staff and legal counsel, to move forward in its discussions with the Fairfax County to develop and enter into an agreement by which the Reston Association can plow certain portions of Fairfax County-owned pathways in Reston. ƒƒ Vice President Sigle, seconded by Director Cohn, moved to direct the Pedestrian & Bicycling Advisory Committee, Communications Advisory Committee, and Reston

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Neighborhoods Advisory Committee the task of developing a community-wide snow removal mobilization plan for implementation in 2015. Vice President Sigle, seconded by Director Cohn, moved to direct the Chair of PBAC to coordinate with RA Staff and the Chair of the TCA to refine their proposed letter to the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority regarding the removal of snow and ice from the Washington & Old Dominion trail for review by the Board Planning Committee no later than May 2014. Vice President Sigle, seconded by Director Chew, moved to approve the: • Appointment of Melissa Gildea as a member of the Environmental Advisory Committee for a term of three years, ending February 2017. • Appointment of Alice Lee Albritton as a member of the Seniors Advisory Committee for a term of three years, ending February 2017. Vice President Sigle, seconded by Director Chew, moved to approve the 2014 Election Ballot Template and related materials as amended for the Apartment Owners’ Election as proposed by the Elections Committee. Vice President Sigle, seconded by Director Sanio, moved to approve a change of date for the March 27, 2014 Board Meeting to Wednesday, March 26, 2014 in order to provide the Board an opportunity to attend the Baron Cameron Park Master Plan Public Meeting on March 27, 2014.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS « BoardofDirectors@reston.org Ken Knueven, President At-Large Representative BODKnueven@reston.org or kknueven@hotmail.com Ellen Graves, Vice-President Apartment Owners’ Representative BODGraves@reston.org

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

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

Jeffrey Thomas At-Large Representative BODthomas@reston.org

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

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

Rachel Muir At-Large Representative BODmuir@reston.org Richard Chew South Lakes District Representative directorchew@reston.org Timothy A. Cohn North Point District Representative BODcohn@reston.org

Cate Fulkerson Chief Executive Officer cate@reston.org

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I NFO & RESOURCES

RESTON ASSOCIATION COMMON AREA 1. Owners, including owners of property adjacent to the Common Area, shall not attempt to improve, nor alter, landscape or mow Reston Association (RA) Common Area. 2. Owners, including owners of property adjacent to the Common Area, shall confine all fencing (including invisible fencing), sheds, or any other development to their own property. 3. RA meadows in the Common Area shall be mowed annually by RA staff only. 4. Smoking is prohibited within all RA Community Buildings, and is also prohibited in all Pool facilities; on and within all Tennis Court facilities and Picnic Pavilions; on all Ballfields, Multi-purpose Courts, Garden Plots or Garden Plot Areas; and on or within Tot-Lots or TotLot Areas. This smoking ban is also in effect within a fifty-foot wide perimeter around the exterior of any building or the boundary of any facility, to the extent that such fifty-foot area, or any portion thereof, comprises RA Common Area. The utilization of electronic cigarettes is also prohibited on these RA common areas. On those Association Common Areas where smoking is not prohibited by this resolution, RA strongly discourages smoking and requests that all persons refrain from smoking. 5. Horseback riding shall be confined to designated bridle paths.

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

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

12. Fishing in the Association’s Lakes and Ponds is permitted as per Section 8(i) of Common Area Rules & Regulations Resolution 2 on Lake Use & Access. 13. Geocaching (use of Geographic Positioning Systems (GPS), to locate a cache of materials is permitted only by Members under the following rules: a. Members interested in performing geocaching must notify the Association of all cache sites; b. Cache sites located on the Common Area must be completely hidden from view; c. Cache sites are not permitted near wildflowers, a wildlife nest or den; d. Cache sites located in the Association’s Common Area, known as the Walker Nature Education Center, must be no more than 10 feet from a pathway or trail edge; e. The Association shall not be held liable for any injuries or personal property damage incurred by those participating in geocaching on the Common Area. The Board of Directors may, for specific management purposes on certain properties, amend these rules or implement additional rules to meet land and resource management objectives.


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FISHING & BOATING GUIDELINES

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

Fishing in Reston

Fishing is allowed on all of Reston’s lakes and ponds from designated areas. Species of fish that may be caught include: largemouth bass, channel catfish, crappie, blue gill and sunfish. ƒƒ ƒƒ

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Anglers 16 years and older must have a VA fishing license. Residents may fish from RA-owned property, which includes the dams on each lake. Much of the shoreline around each lake is private. Please respect the “No Trespassing” and “Private Property” areas indicated by signs.

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Please do not remove or damage shoreline vegetation. Please do not litter. Please do not feed ducks, geese or other waterfowl. Help protect people and wildlife. Please take all lines, lures and hooks with you when you leave.

Places to Fish

Lake Newport: Along the dam (Park at Brown’s Chapel Park.) Lake Anne: Along the Lake Anne Plaza steps and public docks, along south shore of the canal and along the dam. Lake Thoreau: Along 80 feet of shoreline and the public dock near Lake Thoreau pool, along dam by Lake Audubon, along bridge near golf course, and along timber wall at Purple Beach. Lake Audubon: Along dam by Lake Thoreau, at boat ramp by Lake Audubon Pool off Twin Branches Road, and along shoreline for 150 feet near Nature Center (Docks are private.)

Boating in Reston

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 largemouth bass. ƒƒ

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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. The concrete boat ramp at Lake Audubon, off of Twin Branches Road, is available to launch boats from trailers. (Electric motors only) Access points are monitored between April and October. Other general access points for hand-carried boats include: On Lake Thoreau, the grassy area by the underpasses at the intersection of South Lakes Dr. and Ridge Heights Road; On Lake Anne, the area at the north end of the dam at the intersection of Wiehle Ave. and Inlet Court; 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.

Lake Anne Boat Rentals May 22-August 31

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* (CASH ONLY)

*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.

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D IRECTORY & FACILITIES RESTON ASSOCIATION HEADQUARTERS (14)

NEWBRIDGE TENNIS COURTS (17)

BROWN’S CHAPEL PARK (4)

RESTON ASSOCIATION CENTRAL SERVICES FACILITY (10)

WALKER NATURE EDUCATION CENTER (30)

12001 SUNRISE VALLEY DRIVE 703-435-6530

11718 GOLF COURSE SQUARE

BARON CAMERON AVENUE

NORTH HILLS POOL (1)

SHADOWOOD TENNIS COURTS (23)

HUNTERS WOODS PICNIC PAVILION (25)

12250 SUNSET HILLS ROAD 703-437-7658

11450 GLADE DRIVE 703-476-9689

1325 NORTH VILLAGE ROAD

2201 SPRINGWOOD DRIVE

STEEPLECHASE DRIVE

TEMPORARY ROAD PICNIC PAVILION (11)

NORTH HILLS TENNIS COURTS (1)

LAKE ANNE PICNIC PAVILION (6)

TEMPORARY ROAD/NORTH SHORE DRIVE

WALKER NATURE EDUCATION CENTER CAMPFIRE RING (31)

AUTUMNWOOD POOL (2) 11950 WALNUT BRANCH ROAD

1325 NORTH VILLAGE ROAD

11301 NORTH SHORE DRIVE

DOGWOOD POOL (24)

HOOK ROAD TENNIS COURTS (9)

NORTH HILLS PICNIC PAVILION (1)

2460 GREEN RANGE ROAD

FAIRWAY DRIVE/HOOK ROAD

1325 NORTH VILLAGE ROAD

GLADE POOL (29)

AUTUMNWOOD TENNIS COURTS (2)

PONY BARN PICNIC PAVILION (28)

11950 WALNUT BRANCH ROAD

TRIPLE CROWN/ STEEPLECHASE DRIVE

11550 GLADE DRIVE

GOLF COURSE ISLAND POOL (12) 11301 LINKS DRIVE

BARTON HILL TENNIS COURTS (20)

HUNTERS WOODS POOL (26)

SUNRISE VALLEY DRIVE/ BARTON HILL ROAD

2501 RESTON PARKWAY

LAKE AUDUBON POOL (22)

COLTS NECK TENNIS COURTS (27) COLTS NECK ROAD

2070 TWIN BRANCHES ROAD

LAKE NEWPORT POOL (3)

GLADE TENNIS COURTS (29) 11550 GLADE DRIVE

11601 LAKE NEWPORT ROAD

LAKE THOREAU POOL (19) 2040 UPPER LAKES DRIVE

NEWBRIDGE POOL (17) 11768 GOLF COURSE SQUARE

TALL OAKS POOL (13) 12025 NORTH SHORE DRIVE

UPLANDS POOL (7) 11032 RING ROAD

LAKE ANNE TENNIS COURTS (6)

NORTH SHORE POOL (8)

11301 NORTH SHORE DRIVE

11515 NORTH SHORE DRIVE

RIDGE HEIGHTS POOL (21)

NORTH SHORE QUICKSTART 36 FT TENNIS COURTS (8)

11400 RIDGE HEIGHTS ROAD

11515 NORTH SHORE DRIVE

SHADOWOOD POOL (23)

UPPER LAKES TENNIS COURTS (18)

2201 SPRINGWOOD DRIVE

UPPER LAKES DRIVE/SUNRISE VALLEY DRIVE

LAKE NEWPORT TENNIS COURTS (5) 11452 BARON CAMERON AVENUE

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UPLANDS TENNIS COURTS (7)

POLO FIELDS RECREATION AREA (15) THUNDER CHASE DRIVE

11032 RING ROAD

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