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CONTENTS

20 FEATURES Let the Games Begin

BY FAIRFAX 2015, INC. AND FAIRFAX COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT

World Police & Fire Games come to Reston. Thousands of law enforcement & fire safety professionals, plus their families and fans, will NV Rides for Seniors call Reston their home for a BY LEILA GORDON few days this summer as they Can’t ask for more than compete in this Olympic-style door to door service. athletic competition. Reston Community Center coordinates new Cover: Police Week Honor transportation services for Guard Competition seniors in need.

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2016/2017 Biennial Budget Goals for the Future of Reston State Legislative Action 2015 Unf iltered Access to U.S. Supreme Court Proceedings Better than the Olympics

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One of Reston’s Best is One of the Nation’s Best

The Tradition Continues for Reston Tennis

Sip, taste, and appreciate — the Reston Fine Arts Festival is coming soon with arts, music, and fine foods to satisfy all your senses.

From court novice to tennis superstar — Reston native takes her love of tennis to college with her.

BY CAROL NAHORNIAK

BY KELLEY WESTENHOFF

ON THE STREET

AROUND RESTON

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From Friends of T.O.M.A.T.O. to Number One

Tips for the Express Lanes

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Bechtel’s Military Friendly Focus is Smart Business

36 Perfected with 10 Years of Practice 38 Reston Celebrates Being Wildlife-friendly


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Scout Projects Service Hours Volunteer Appreciation Pool Party Habitat Heroes Projects Storm Drain Marking Project Team Building with a Difference RA Service Award

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Have You Seen Reston Association's Website Lately? RA's redesigned website, launched in March 2015, features a number of improvements and has created a platform for future enhancements. ■■ We're now mobile ready. Check us out on your Apple, Android or Windows mobile device. ■■ Surf the site. Explore the intuitive menu options or simply browse the site for interesting facts, resources and information about a wide range of communityrelated topics. ■■ In a hurry? Quickly access the site's most-visited pages with a single click from the home page. ■■ The good life. See how RA's many amenities and events can improve your quality of life. ■■ Stay involved. Find out what's happening in Reston by viewing RA's improved calendar and news announcements. Through member input and expert advise, RA was able to build a better website to serve residents and create a great first impression for folks considering a move to this worldclass community. Please visit www.reston.org to see all the new website has to offer.

RESTON VOLUME 6 | NUMBER 2

PUBLISHER Ken Knueven, RA President, Board of Directors

DESIGN & PRODUCTION Long Nguyen long@reston.org

EDITORIAL Kirsten F. Carr kcarr@reston.org

PHOTOGRAPHER Sean Bahrami sean@reston.org

COPY EDITORS Jennifer O’ Connor Kathy Bush CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS Charles A. Veatch, Colena Turner, David Madison, George Burke, Joan Marcus, Jim Kirby, Jordan Majoros, Mark Majoros, Michael Sanio, Pete Staples, Thuy Dong RA CONTRIBUTORS Abby Stocking, Ashleigh Soloff, Cate Fulkerson, Claudia Thompson-Deahl, Ha Brock, Katie Shaw, Laura Kowalski, Lisa Delgado, Nicki Bellezza, Rob Tucker, Sabrina Tadele, Willa Whitacre COMMUNITY CONTRIBUTORS Carol Nahorniak, Cathy Hudgins, Fairfax 2015, Inc., Fairfax County Police Department, Freya De Cola, Gerry Connolly, John Lovaas, Kelley Westenhoff, Ken Knueven, Ken Plum, Latraniecesa Wilson, Leila Gordon, Mike McGurk ADVERTISING Shannon B. Duffy E-mail: shannonbduffy@gmail.com 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 2015. All rights reserved. Articles and letters to the editor may be submitted via mail to Kirsten F. Carr, Reston Association, at 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20191-3404. 703-435-6530. Email submissions may be made to kcarr@reston.org. Anonymous or incomplete information will not be published. Reston Association reserves the right to edit for length, style, clarity and content. Articles may be printed upon verification of authorship and availability of space. Content submitted by guest columnists reflect their own viewpoints and are not endorsed by Reston Association. RESTON ASSOCIATION 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive Reston, Virginia 20191-3404 Member Services Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Phone: 703-435-6530 Fax: 703-435-6516 Email: member_services@reston.org

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2016/2017 Biennial Budget BY CATE FULKERSON

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his month, during four District Meetings and an open house you, our members, were given an opportunity to:

ƒƒ Learn what is happening in your district. ƒƒ Receive an overview on the proposed Tetra Property Purchase referendum topic. ƒƒ Find out about RA’s new multi-year Strategic Plan for the period 2016-2020. ƒƒ Receive information on preparations for developing the 2016/2017 budgets. ƒƒ Provide input by engaging with us one-on-one, telling us what matters most to you and where you think we should apply your money to projects, policies and programs that bring value to you and to the community. Regarding the operational review and plan for the development of the 2016/2017 capital and operating budgets, members learned the following: We are in year two of a two-year budget cycle. The 2014/2015 budgets were developed by the RA Board and staff in the summer of 2013, and the focus or “theme” when developing those budgets was on capital asset upkeep and maintenance. Through the latter half of 2012 and early part of 2013, the board, under the guidance of the Fiscal Committee, set out to reexamine how we evaluate and allocate dollars in the association’s Repair

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& Replacement Reserve Fund. The result was a new policy designed to ensure that adequate reserves are established and maintained to provide for capital repairs, replacements contingencies, and lake dredging. For the 2014/2015 budgets, the board directed staff to appropriate $2.5 million of the association’s assessment revenues to the Repair & Replacement Reserve Fund. Once the 2014/2015 budget plans were adopted by the board in 2013, in January 2014, I directed staff to “look inward,”review our operations, service and program delivery systems and ask three key questions: 1. How can we improve the way we are doing business? 2. What are we doing that is unnecessary? 3. What should we be doing instead? The answers staff came back with are that we need to execute better marketing plans; increase the number of times “popular programs” are offered; capture non-member revenue; eliminate processes that burden members and impact expenses; and competitive shop and take advantage of volume discount pricing. The result of implementing these findings, at the end of 2014, for the first time in 10 years the CEO did not ask the board permission to “overspend” the operating budget. Instead, operations came under budget. The net difference from operational savings was put into reserves.

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Cost Center  Grouping  

Expense Savings  

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$14,772

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The  additional  dollars  identified  can  be  used  by  the  Board  in  a  wide  variety  of  ways  and  that  is  why  we   At the beginning of 2015, I asked budgets, there will be many opportuasked  for  your  input.    For  the  2016/2017  budget  development  process,  the  Board  with  input  gathered   from   ou  will  the determine   hat  priorities   the  Association   focus   n  in  these  input. years.    These     my ystaff same wthree questions nitiesshould   for you tooprovide   again, the result this time can be seen are your dollars, and as stakeholders When   asking   what   in   the   new   2016-­‐   2020   Strategic   Plan   mattered   most   to   you   in   the   next   two   years,   in theSustainable   chart above. I want to know Leading   Change  is  of  greatest  importance;   to  enhance   and  what protect  matters Reston’s  nmost atural  and  built   The additional dollars identito you. is   Inconsistent   addition, you count environments   to   ensure   development   and   redevelopment   with   the  can Essential   Elements   of   Reston.   fied can be used by the board in on these three questions being con   a wide variety of ways and that is tinuously asked internally: You  can  be  assured  over  the  next  several  months,  the  Board  and  staff  will  focus  the  development  of  the   why we asked for input. For the 2016/2017   budgets   on  your Leading   Sustainable   Change.        

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tent with the Essential Elements of Reston. You can be assured over the next several months, the board and staff will focus the development of the 2016/2017 budgets on Leading Sustainable Change. Between now and November 2015 when the board adopts the

employee of RA; committed to making Reston the best it can be and giving you the best value possible for your assessment dollars.

Between now   and   November   2015   when   the   Board   adopts   the   budgets,   there   will   be   many   cess, the board with inputinput.   gathered are doing business? opportunities   for  you   to  provide    These  are  your  dwe ollars,   and   as  stakeholders   I  want  to  know  what   from you determine what pri-count  2. on  What are we doingbeing   thatcontinuously   is matters   most  will to   you.       In   addition,   you   can   these   three   questions   asked   internally:     orities the association should focus unnecessary?   on in these years. 3. What should we be doing 1. How  can  we  improve  the  way  we  are  doing  business?   2.When what new   instead? What  aasking re  we  doing   that  in is  uthe nnecessary?   20162020should   Strategic Plan 3. What   we  be  d oing  imattered nstead?     most to you in the next two years, I value your perspective and welI  value  your  perspective  and  welcome  your  involvement.     Leading Sustainable Change is of come your involvement.   greatest importance; to enhance and Cate  L.  Fulkerson   Reston   Association   CEO  natural and built protect Reston’s Cate Fulkerson is the CEO of 37   year  resident  of  Rto eston   and  24  ydevelopear  employee  of  RA;  committed   making  Reston   est  it  can  be   environments ensure Restonto  Association and tahe   37byear and  giving  you  the  best  value  possiblefor  your  assessment  dollars.       ment and redevelopment is consisresident of Reston and 24 year  


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The 2015 Fairfax World Police & Fire Games will take place from June 26 to July 5, 2015. 12,000 athletes from over 70 countries are expected to compete in 61 sports in 53 area venues. The Games present an amazing opportunity for our region and our communities as we honor and celebrate our everyday heroes – first responders – who do so much to serve and protect us all. COMPETE. Open to active and retired law enforcement and fire service personnel. VOLUNTEER. Upwards of 4000 volunteers are needed for the Games. PARTICIPATE. Businesses and individuals alike can get involved through our Official Partner, Proud Host, or Merchant Incentive Programs. To be a part of the World Police & Fire Games visit FAIRFAX2015.COM

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Goals for the Future of Reston A BY KEN KNUEVEN  PHOTOGRAPHY BY SEAN BAHRAMI

s you saw in my column in the last issue of Reston Magazine, the RA Board is in the process of finalizing the Association’s multi-year strategic plan for the next five years, covering 2016 to 2020. Our current plan will take us through the end of 2015 and we want to ensure the board and staff are focused on the right goals for the next five years thereafter. When updating the plan, we were fortunate to have participation from the Design Review Board, our committees and Senior Leadership Team over a three month process. While harnessing the energy and creativity of 40+ community members is no easy task, the draft we are presenting incorporates the viewpoints, history, and perspectives of the Association’s key leaders. As you review the broad overview of the focus areas, you will see some continuity with the current plan, and that was deliberate. Overall, the new plan provides a strong connection to the previous plan while concentrating on a strong future for Reston. Optimizing Member Experiences ƒƒ Objectives to Achieve Strategic Goal: -- Continuously evaluate and improve member satisfaction with the delivery of services, systems and processes. -- Continuously evaluate and improve the

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portfolio of programs offered to ensure they are valued by our members. -- In alignment with the budget development process, biennially evaluate and improve facility capabilities to best meet the current and future needs of our members.

Leading Sustainable Change ƒƒ Objectives to Achieve Strategic Goal: -- Regularly review and communicate potential changes to built and/or natural assets to inform our members. -- Continuously promote and apply design and maintenance best practices to complement the integrity and distinctive design characteristics of our neighborhoods and common areas, as appropriate. -- Establish, implement, and continuously refine processes for adding new properties and/or members into the Association. -- Continuously strengthen the Association’s influence to conserve the natural environment and implement multimodal transportation

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improvements. -- Regularly promote the importance of sustaining the community’s shared natural, social and economic resources. -- Establish procedures that will ensure Reston Association’s interests are considered in redevelopment and revitalization of our community.

Fostering Community Engagement ƒƒ Objectives to Achieve Strategic Goal: -- Continuously create multiple opportunities to foster engagement with our diverse community. -- Regularly lead and facilitate two-way dialogue about issues facing our community as it evolves. -- Regularly improve access to RA information, programs and services through integrated technology that is consistent, reliable and secure. Leveraging Technology ƒƒ Objectives to Achieve Strategic Goal: -- Regularly improve access to RA information, programs and services through

integrated technology that is consistent, reliable and secure. -- Annually evaluate and improve two-way communication options to support the different information channels used by our members.

Managing Competing Resources ƒƒ Objectives to Achieve Strategic Goal: -- Regularly facilitate effective and efficient Board decision-making practices to manage our competing resources. We will use this plan as a foundation and road map as we make decisions which affect the future of Reston and you, our friends and neighbors, who also call this home. This is your community and your plan so we want to hear your thoughts and input. Please join us at a board meeting or email us to share your thoughts and/or ideas. We represent you, our members, and look forward to putting your vision into reality. Ken Knueven is president of the Board of Directors of Reston Association. He represents RA on the boards of IPAR and Friends of Reston. Because he works in Reston as well, Knueven does get to experience the Reston motto: Live, Work, Play and Get Involved™.


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State Legislative Action 2015 R BY KEN PLUM

estonians and other Virginians may see more solar collectors generating electricity, additional forhire transportation alternatives, and another option for treating intractable epilepsy among the changes coming about as a result of legislation passed by the General Assembly and signed by the governor this year. Most new legislation is effective on July 1 unless passed with an emergency clause in which instance the effective date is when the governor signs the bill. In amendments to the law regulating electricity rates, the General Assembly declared up to 500 MW of solar energy — enough to power 125,000 homes — to be in the public interest thus ensuring regulatory approval. Newly created by the General Assembly, the Virginia Solar Development Authority will promote deployment of solar energy in the Commonwealth. The assembly approved legislation allowing “crowd funding” in certain

NEWLY CREATED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, THE VIRGINIA SOLAR DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY WILL PROMOTE DEPLOYMENT OF SOLAR ENERGY IN THE COMMONWEALTH.

cases including renewable energy projects. Although transportation network companies like Uber and Lyft have been operating in Virginia under temporary regulation for about a year, a new law establishes the rules under which the new ride-sharing businesses will operate in the future. New laws often come as a result of human tragedy and grief. The assembly decriminalized the use

of oils derived from the marijuana plant to treat severe epilepsy. A bill was passed to extend health insurance coverage for the diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorders in children ages 2 through 10 from the current age limit of 6. New legislation passed to tighten state licensing and regulation of home day-care providers as a result in part of the death of a child in one of the programs. Another new law will allow terminally ill patients with a doctor’s supervision to take experimental drugs that do not have final FDA approval. In total the Legislature considered nearly 2,800 bills and resolutions with more than 800 proposed new laws sent to the Governor for his signature. Many of the bills are duplicates in that the House and Senate passed identical bills. Other new laws are “local” because they affect only one or a few localities. Many new laws relate to the criminal justice system and crime and punishment. The biennial budget bill appropriating

money for state programs and services is passed in the even-numbered years and was only modified this year to take into account changes in revenue. Unfortunately, there were major areas in which the assembly failed to act, including expansion of health care to the working poor under the federal Affordable Care Act and adoption of commonsense gun safety laws. An ethics bill was passed, but much work remains to be done on it in the future. Obviously, this is a short summary of the assembly’s work. For complete information on all bills introduced including their texts and voting history go to https:// tr.im/nqr6H or contact my office at kenplum@aol.com. Delegate Plum represents the 36th District, including all of Reston, in the Virginia House of Delegates.

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Unfiltered Access to U.S. Supreme Court Proceedings Legislation would allow cameras in the High Court BY GERRY CONNOLLY  PHOTOGRAPHY BY GEORGE BURKE

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ince the controversial Bush vs. Gore decision, and other high profile cases dealing with the Affordable Care Act, the Voting Rights Act, marriage equality, and equal rights, we’ve witnessed a renewed interest in Supreme Court deliberations. Yet for the public, the Court remains a mysterious, if not mystical body, populated by seldom-seen Justices who make life-changing decisions that affect every American. They rival the Oracle of Delphi in their remoteness. It is time to give the American people a window into the High Court, just as lower courts have done over the last two decades. After all, it is a branch of government, and it should not be exempt from the principles of transparency and accountability the public demands of Congress and the Executive Branch. One important step Congress can take is to pass my Cameras in the Courtroom Act, H.R. 94, the legislation I introduced with Texas Republican Congressman and Judge Ted Poe. Our bill would bring our nation’s highest court into the 21st century by permitting television

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IT IS TIME TO GIVE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE A WINDOW INTO THE HIGH COURT, JUST AS LOWER COURTS HAVE DONE OVER THE LAST TWO DECADES. coverage of open proceedings unless a majority of Justices decide that video coverage of a particular case would violate the due process rights of a party before the Court. The Cameras in the Courtroom Act is a bipartisan and bicameral initiative that counts among its supporters the new chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Senator Chuck Grassley. The United States House of Representatives first televised House proceedings on C-SPAN in 1979. Today, C-SPAN has proved to be an invaluable public service, giving the American people direct access to important public policy debates facing our country. In contrast, the Supreme Court currently allocates a mere 50 seats for the general public to view open proceedings. This

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limit creates a perception of secrecy unworthy of the third branch of our government. As recent high-profile cases such as the Court’s 2011 Affordable Care Act decision demonstrated, our current “pony express” process of publicizing Court opinions, characterized by staffers racing down the steps of the Supreme Court with legal opinions in hand, is doomed to inaccuracies, mischaracterizations, and misinformation in initial media reports. Even when transcripts are released, the public and the media are only presented a partial, onedimensional understanding of the arguments made in the Court because transcripts cannot transmit the verbal intonations, body language, and other cues that can help interpret meaning and provide clarity and context. For example, in 2013, Justice Clarence Thomas broke seven years of silence on the bench during Supreme Court oral arguments. However, there was no consensus among the media and other observers as to exactly what Justice Thomas said that day, and not even the official transcript released later that evening resolved the debate. Televised proceedings would have given all of

us and the media the opportunity to see for ourselves what was said. In the 2014 Year-End Report on the Federal Judiciary, Chief Justice John Roberts said the Court would soon make briefs and other documents available online electronically, but showed reluctance to embrace other technologies. Roberts added, “The federal courts, including the Supreme Court, must often introduce technologies at a more measured pace than other institutions.” Respectfully, I would suggest the Court has actually moved at a glacial, not measured, pace. The public has waited long enough. There is much to be gained and nothing to be lost by giving the public and the media direct and unfiltered access to the deliberations that come before the Supreme Court. It is time to allow Cameras in the Court. A vibrant 21st century democracy demands no less. 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 and Government Reform and the Foreign Affairs committees.


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BY CATHY HUDGINS  PHOTOS PROVIDED BY WORLD POLICE AND FIRE GAMES FEDERATION

FOR TEN EXCITING SUMMER DAYS, THERE WILL BE 12,000 PROFESSIONAL PUBLIC SAFETY ATHLETES FROM 70 COUNTRIES COMPETING IN 60+ SPORTS TO QUALIFY FOR OVER 1,600 MEDAL SPORTING EVENTS IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA.

hat’s right — better than the Olympics and it is all right here in Fairfax County. What on earth could that be? It is the World Police & Fire Games (WPFG). WPFG is a spectacular international sporting event, offering police officers, firefighters, customs and correction officers from around the world an opportunity to showcase their athletic excellence in over 65 sporting events. Fairfax County joins an impressive list of WPFG hosts that includes Belfast, Northern Ireland (2013), Barcelona, Spain (2003), Stockholm, Sweden (1999) and Melbourne, Australia (1995). The Games runs 26 June through 5 July, but you may actually notice a “Game Presence” a bit earlier, as Reston is Games Central and home to the Athletes Village. Given the international aspect of the Games, Fairfax County may be welcoming athlete delegations any time after mid-June. Since 2009, the county has been deeply committed to the success of these Games. In 2013, the Board of Supervisors made space available at the Government Center to house the office of Fairfax 2015, which is the non-profit organizing committee for the Games. Moreover, Fairfax County Public Schools will be putting into service 1600 buses to transport the athletes and visitors. In addition, my office will be

hosting some of the personnel facilitating the operations of the Games in the North County Governmental Center. Our physical proximity to the Athletes Village at Reston Town Center, and many event sites, makes it a natural hub for coordinating the smooth functioning of the Games. As more details become available, they will be shared with you on our website, during public meetings, and in our newsletter. To be added to our mailing list, email me at huntermill@fairfaxcounty.gov. There will be a very visible presence in our community. Events include traditional Olympic style sports, competitions related to job performance of the public safety, occupations and other activities. Expect everything from angling and archery to volleyball and wrist wrestling. See the service dogs compete, watch firefighters, sprint to the top of the Tyson’s Tower building in the Stair Race, or enjoy the Table Tennis contest at the Hyatt — it’s all outstanding athletics. If swimming is your sport, wander over to Lake Audubon and you can watch the open water swim. Ice hockey fans will be pleased to know that Reston’s SkateQuest will host that event. You can also expect to see marathon runners and cyclists racing around the neighborhoods. Which may cause you to wonder how the Games of Heroes might impact transportation. Happily, with the schools closed and folks

on summer vacation, there are fewer vehicles on the roads. The traffic flow will be observed and carefully managed for issues relating to venue sites, parking, and altered traffic patterns. In case you would enjoy being more engaged than solely as a spectator, you might consider volunteering. There are a variety of opportunities and there is an orientation training prior to the Games to prepare you. To be a part of this exciting international event, to meet people from around the world, and to serve as an Ambassador of Fairfax County, individuals can complete an interest form found at http://fairfax2015.com/volunteer. For ten exciting summer days, there will be 12,000 professional public safety athletes from 70 countries competing in 60+ sports to qualify for over 1,600 medal sporting events in Northern Virginia. Fairfax County and my office are ready for this world class event. Are you? 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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NV Rides for Seniors R BY LEILA GORDON  PHOTOS PROVIDED BY NV RIDES

eston launched a deep conversation about how people here can “age in place” successfully in the fall of 2010. Reston Community Center and Reston Association, along with a host of other Reston-based organizations and community activists, came together under the leadership of Supervisor Cathy Hudgins to explore the challenges older Restonians might experience in their daily living experiences. A new group, “Reston for a Lifetime,” was formed to complement the critical services available from civic organizations like RCC and RA, as well as our non-profit providers of services such as Cornerstones and Useful Services Exchange. Chief among the topics of keen interest to people across all the different organizations was “transportation.” In the intervening years, new mechanisms have been explored for addressing this concern. Among these has emerged NV Rides (standing for “Northern Virginia” Rides). According to NV Rides, the senior adult population in Northern Virginia is growing at twice the rate of the rest of the population and at the top of the list of emerging needs for this population is transportation support. The development and administration of NV Rides is a unique partnership between Fairfax County agencies, the Jewish Council for the Aging, and the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia. The program partners use cloud-based software, “RideScheduler,” to assist service providers in posting and assigning rides. This user-friendly system allows drivers to accept a ride with a click of a button; it also generates route maps and sends drivers reminders of upcoming appointments.

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THIS PROGRAM PROVIDES DOOR-TODOOR RIDES TO HELP GET OLDER ADULTS TO IMPORTANT ENGAGEMENTS, RANGING FROM SOCIAL AND ENRICHMENT ACTIVITIES TO MEDICAL APPOINTMENTS.

In mid-February of this year, RCC launched NV Rides Reston, a transportation program that offers reliable, personalized transportation to Reston adults 55 years and older who are no longer comfortable driving. This program provides door-todoor rides to help get older adults to important engagements, ranging from social and enrichment activities to medical appointments. NV Rides Reston is part of a network of service providers who coordinate volunteer driver transportation programs throughout Fairfax County. To sign up or learn how to request a ride, apply online at www.restoncommunitycenter.com/nvr or call 703-390-6198 to request an information packet and application in the mail. Under the guidance of RCC’s Board of Governors, RCC staff researched and explored using a “volunteer driver” approach to meeting the transportation needs of older adults in Reston. The Board of Governors determined in 2014 that NV Rides was well aligned with Reston’s caring infrastructure and supports RCC’s mission to enhance the quality of life for all of Reston.

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NV Rides Reston provides our senior adults who can’t drive access to support services and social programs and allows them to continue to safely and independently live in their own homes and neighborhoods as they age. NV Rides services are provided exclusively by volunteer drivers, free of charge, to anyone age 55 or older who resides in Reston Community Center’s Small District 5 boundaries. The map is available on our website at http://goo.gl/W4TYRH. There are no income-level requirements. All volunteer driver applicants will undergo thorough DMV and background checks paid for by NV Rides Reston. Once volunteer drivers have been approved, they will learn how to navigate the easy-to-use web-based scheduling system, RideScheduler, where they will be able to freely choose

the appointments that best suit their personal schedule — no minimum number of rides is required. Volunteer drivers will also receive a mileage report for their annual tax filings. Interested volunteer drivers can apply by going to www.restoncommunitycenter.com/about-reston/ nv-rides-reston/become-a-driver. For more detailed information about this exciting new program and volunteer opportunities, please contact Karen Brutsché, RCC 55+ Program Director and NV Rides Reston Coordinator, at 703-390-6198, or karen.brutsche@fairfaxcounty.gov or www.restoncommunitycenter.com/ about-reston/nv-rides-reston. Leila Gordon has been the RCC Executive Director since 2008.


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Let the Gam BY FAIRFAX 2015, INC. AND FAIRFAX COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT  PHOTOS PROVIDED BY WORLD POLICE AND FIRE GAMES FEDERATION

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airfax County is excited and honored to host the 30th Anniversary of the World Police and Fire Games taking place June 26 through July 5, 2015, in Fairfax County and throughout the National Capital Region. This historical event celebrates the honor, courage, athleticism, and camaraderie of first responders within our region and from around the world. With 61 sporting events and 70 countries represented, over 12,000 athletes comprised of active and retired public safety personnel are expected to compete.

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WITH 61 SPORTING EVENTS AND 70 COUNTRIES REPRESENTED, OVER 12,000 ATHLETES COMPRISED OF ACTIVE AND RETIRED PUBLIC SAFETY PERSONNEL ARE EXPECTED TO COMPETE.

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With Fairfax County being the host, 70 percent of the sporting venues will be located throughout the county. Competitions include traditional Olympic style sports as well as sports related to public safety occupations. Event admission is free. Highlights include: Opening Ceremonies to be held at RFK Stadium and Closing Ceremonies at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts, where the torch will be passed on to the 2017 hosting city, Montreal, Canada. Reston Town Center will host the Athlete’s Village and is the center focus of fun and entertainment, and will showcase the presentations of medals for athletes from around the world.

As the host County, organizers realize this historical event will have a significant impact to the region, as it will draw the interest and attendance of approximately 30,000 family members, friends, and spectators. We expect an increase in the use of our mass transit system as athletes are being encouraged to use this form of transportation, as well as private buses traveling to and from hotels and event sites. Through many meetings, businesses and hotels located close to venue sites are preparing for the increased patronage the games will bring. Over the last year, the organizers have made an effort to engage the Reston community,


specifically through events at the Reston Town Center. The organizers kicked things off with the one-year-out celebratory Sport Extravaganza in July 2014. The event featured live demonstrations of various Games competitions, including: Honor Guard, Muster Carts, K9, Police Motors, Toughest Competitor Alive, Tug of War and Martial Arts. In addition to hosting events, the organizers have collaborated with the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce to put on the Guns N Hoses Chili Cook-off at Oktoberfest Reston and marched with their mascot Captain Courage, in the Annual Reston Holiday Parade. Citizens of Fairfax County are

World Police and Fire Games Calendar June 24 – July 5 Headquarters Hotel and Athlete Registration, Hyatt Regency Reston June 24 – July 5 Athletes Village and Expo, Reston Town Center June 26 – July 3 Ice Hockey Novice and 45+, Reston Skate Quest June 27 & 28 Honor Guard Competition, Hyatt Regency Hotel

June 28 Open Water Swim, Lake Audubon

July 3 – 5 Indoor Rowing, Hyatt Regency Hotel

June 27 – 29 Police Service Dog, Lake Fairfax Park

July 2 & 3 Wrist Wrestling, Reston Town Center

June 29 – July 3 Billiards, Breakers Sky Lounge

July 3 Triathlon, Lake Audubon & South Lakes High School

June 30 – July 3 Rugby, Lake Fairfax Park

July 5 Half Marathon, Reston Town Center

June 30 Cross Country, Lake Fairfax Park

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PUBLIC SAFETY FOR THE GAMES As visitors from around the world embark our County, our public safety partners have stepped up to the challenge by coordinating efforts both locally and regionally. A Security Steering Committee, led by the Fairfax County Police Department, was formed. This committee provides an avenue of generating, sharing, implementing, and coordinating ideas with 37 other local, state, and federal agencies throughout the region for a stronger security operation with a welcoming and inviting presence. As an ongoing practice, our partners in public safety continue

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preparation for major events by developing robust contingency plans. For the World Police and Fire Games, this contingency planning continues, tailoring security measures to certain aspects of the events both locally and regionally. Outreach is ongoing with business partners and County residents; particularly, those communities located close to participating venues. The Fairfax County Police Department is communicating information across the County through various community and civic groups. Because Reston is hosting several sporting venues

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— Athlete’s Village at Reston Town Center and closing ceremonies at nearby Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts — a town hall style meeting will be held in the near future for the Reston Community. All from the Reston Community are encouraged to attend, as the key to any partnership is communication and engagement. As Fairfax County residents, you know your community and the activity within it. As always, please continue to inform the Fairfax County Police Department of any suspicious activities in your neighborhoods. Your ongoing

participation is encouraged. It has been proven through continued working partnerships between the Fairfax County Police Department and our county residents that those who see suspicious activity and say something about it and help to


improve the quality of life for all within their community. Please continue these evolving efforts while this event is in town and throughout 2015. As the Games draw near, the Fairfax County Police Department will continue to work closely with our local, state, and federal law enforcement partners, as well as other public safety groups throughout the region to ensure a successful event.

encouraged to get involved in this international event, by being a spectator and attending one of the 61 sports competitions, or by volunteering. In order to put on a successful event, organizers expect a need of 4,000 volunteers for a variety of roles including: ƒƒ Protocol ƒƒ Venues and Competition ƒƒ Registration and Accreditation ƒƒ Athlete Village and Volunteer Support ƒƒ Media Relations ƒƒ Logistics and Transportation ƒƒ Special Events

Each volunteer role is critical to the success of the Games. If you are interested in supporting our Heroes, please visit www.fairfax2015.com/volunteer. Prospective volunteers will find more detailed information on volunteer roles, frequently asked questions, and the volunteer application. The 2015 World Police & Fire Games promises to be the largest event hosted by Fairfax County, and it will be the opportunity to showcase this great community and the public safety officials who protect it every day. The Reston community will be the epicenter of all of the action.

Provided by Fairfax 2015, Inc., the organizing committee for the 2015 World Police and Fire Games and the Fairfax County Police Department.

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From Friends of T.O.M.A.T.O. to Number One F BY JOHN LOVAAS  PHOTOGRAPHY BY THUY DONG

rom the first crisp greens and juicy strawberries of early May to the crunchy, sweet Honeycrisp and tart Cortland apples in October, the Reston Farmers Market is where people come for fresh and healthy produce and to catch up with friends and their favorite farmers. It is NoVa’s Number One farmers market. But its beginnings were humble. It began with a group calling themselves the Friends of T.O.M.A.T.O. (The Organic Market At Tall Oaks) coming to the Reston Association to ask for help to create a Reston Farmers Market. It was 1997. Friends’ leader Debbie Shprentz explained they had planned to start the market in the Tall Oaks Center, but Giant Food, Inc. vetoed the idea. So, they wanted to set up at Lake Anne, Reston’s historic first village center, which sorely needed the energy and traffic a market might bring. The Fairfax County Park Authority would sponsor the new market, and it would be a producers-only market, for products grown or made within 125 miles of Fairfax County. Fresh and local was the theme. What was needed was a Market Master to manage it and RA to help promote the new startup. At the time, Robert Simon was on the Board and I was its VP. We agreed the Friends had a great idea. In fact, it sounded so good that I volunteered to be its Market Master. Delegate Ken Plum and Mr. Simon helped to officially open

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BESIDES GROWING FROM 12 VENDORS TO 28 IN 2014, THE NUMBER OF PRODUCTS AND VARIETIES AVAILABLE IN THE MARKET HAS MULTIPLIED MANY TIMES OVER.

the Reston Farmers Market in May 1998. Both are still regular customers. Leo Brubaker, an experienced Market Master assigned to train me was there, too. There were just 12 farmer-vendors that first day. They got an enthusiastic welcome from the community, a welcome that grows stronger every year. A lot has changed in 17 years. Besides growing from 12 vendors to 28 in 2014, the number of products and varieties available in the Market has multiplied many times over. For example, in 1998, there were perhaps four or five varieties of tomatoes; now you’ll find as many as 30 varieties, including many heirlooms. Instead of maybe a dozen varieties of peppers, now there are 30 or more. Sweet corn was silver queen; today we have more than 10 varieties, some so sweet you can eat it right off the stalk. The same is true of fruits and berries. In 1998, there were probably six or eight kinds of apples for sale, for example. Last

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Market Opens from May 2 through November 14, 2015 Saturday, 8 a.m. - Noon, Lake Anne Village year, I lost count somewhere over 40. And, you may have noticed that farmers need more space, bigger tents to display their greater selection. At first, the county permitted only fresh vegetables and fruits, live plants and cut flowers. A few years later, dairy products — milk, cheese and ice cream — were added. Since then, fresh meat was added. In fact, you’ll find beef, bison, pork, poultry, goat and an occasional rabbit, plus sausages, in your Reston Farmers Market. In 2013, we added seafood — which must originate in Chesapeake Bay or its tributaries. See www.restonfarmersmarket.com for a complete list of products.

The Market also provides unique community services. Cornerstones volunteers collect unsold fruits and vegetables from cooperating vendors for the Cornerstones food pantry and Embry Rucker Shelter. Fairfax Master Gardeners offer free advice for your home gardens. In 2014, we welcomed the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, (SNAP) run by Cornerstones, enabling low-income shoppers to add fresh and nutritious local foods to their family diets. What makes the Reston Farmers Market special? It’s the people who make it go, including: Mary Olien, the Park Authority manager overseeing all county-sponsored markets.


She is a leader and friend with vision and support when needed. Community volunteers are the heart and soul of the RFM. In addition to my fabulous co-Market Master, Fran Lovaas, the people who’ve assisted and given the Market its gusto include: Nedra Agnew, Barbara Burleson, Alfredo Melendez, John Piper, Donna Shaffer, Keith and Anne Strange, and Susan Williams. And, we have specialized volunteers: Sue Merk created www.restonfarmersmarket.com, our website, and is the RFM webmaster; Sarah Gerould, the RFM Official Artist, created original art work for RFM hats, shirts and bags; and, Thuy Dong, the RFM Official Photographer, has taken first-rate

photos for this article, the website and more. Today, the Reston Farmers Market is widely recognized as a top market in the Washington Metro region and Northern Virginia. This recognition comes in a much larger universe of markets than existed in 1998. Looking ahead. Lake Anne will soon be redeveloped. The developer, Lake Anne Development Partners, has announced that its plans include a central location for an expanded Reston Farmers Market in the heart of its proposed extended Plaza. During construction (est. 2017), the RFM will be relocated temporarily to a parking lot across North Shore Drive where there is currently a gas station.

Until then, the Reston Farmers Market will open at the same time and same place, from May 2, 2015 through November 14, 2015. Hope to see you there. Mr. Lovaas is a retired AID Senior Foreign Service Officer and lives at Lake Anne with Fran, the CoMarket Master and his wife of nearly 50 years.

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Tips for the Express Lanes BY MIKE MCGURK  PHOTO PROVIDED BY 95 EXPRESS LANES

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rivers can now enjoy a more predictable trip for more than 40 miles on I-95 and I-495 in Northern Virginia by traveling on the Express Lanes. All you need to take the Express Lanes is an E-ZPass® or E-ZPass® FlexSM. Using E-ZPass on the 495 and 95 Express Lanes is easy but you must make sure you know how to properly use your E-ZPass to avoid any issues.

E-ZPass Tips

E-ZPass is the method of payment on the Express Lanes, just like a debit card used at the grocery store. Remember these simple rules: 1. Fund it: Ensure there are sufficient funds in your E-ZPass account. 2. Link it: Link your license plate to your E-ZPass account. 3. Mount it: Properly mount your E-ZPass in your vehicle near the rearview mirror. By properly managing your E-ZPass account, you can avoid receiving toll invoices for unpaid tolls. You

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can log in to your Virginia E-ZPass account at www.ezpassva.com. Here are some tips to keep in mind when managing your account:

will send a request to the DMV to look up your address. The Express Lanes then will send an invoice to the address provided by the DMV.

ƒƒ Sign up for alerts in order to be notified when your account has a low balance. ƒƒ Consider setting your E-ZPass account up with auto replenishment to avoid having to remember your balance. ƒƒ Take action right away if you receive a notice from E-ZPass for low funds or an expired credit card.

If you recently traveled without an E-ZPass on the Express Lanes, here’s what you should do:

Taking Care of Unpaid Trips

When you travel on the Express Lanes, on-road technology captures your trips and charges your E-ZPass account. If no E-ZPass is read during your trip, the Express Lanes review the license plate information. If the license plate is connected to the E-ZPass account, the Express Lanes will charge a toll to that account. If the license plate is not linked to an E-ZPass account, the Express Lanes

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ƒƒ Visit www.ExpressLanes.com/ missed-a-toll to take care of your missed toll within five days of traveling on the Express Lanes, or call 1-855-495-9777. ƒƒ If you receive an invoice, you can pay it online at www.ExpressLanes.com/ violation or via phone at 1-855-495-9777. If you’re an E-ZPass customer and you received an invoice because your account did not have funds at the time you traveled, adding funds to your E-ZPass account will not take care of your outstanding invoice. You should contact the Express Lanes at 1-855-495-9777 as soon as possible. To help you have a good experience,

the Express Lanes have a First-Time Forgiveness program for E-ZPass customers using the Express Lanes. This program seeks to aid E-ZPass customers who unknowingly have issues on the Express Lanes. If it’s your first time receiving an invoice, you can contact us to have your fees waived. If you have a question about the Lanes, feedback about your onroad experience or a question about your invoice, please do not hesitate to contact the Express Lanes at 1-855-495-9777 or customercare@ expresslanes.com. For more information and to plan your trip on the Express Lanes, please visit www.expresslanes.com. Mike McGurk is the senior corporate relations associate at Transurban, the operator of the 495 and 95 Express Lanes.


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One of Reston’s Best is One of the Nation’s Best Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival is Coming in May BY CAROL NAHORNIAK  PHOTOS COURTESY OF GREATER RESTON ARTS CENTER

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24TH Annual Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival at Reston Town Center

Produced by Greater Reston Arts Center Sponsored by Volkswagen of America, Inc. Festival Launch Party

Artwork by Joseph Craig English

Friday, May 15, 6-8:30 p.m. $75 per person

Festival Schedule

Saturday, May 16, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, May 17, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $5 donation encouraged

Tickets, Donations, and Information

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eston can be proud that this festival is ranked among the best in the country, and it’s certainly one of the community’s favorite events of the year. The Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival is an experience for all ages, a delight for the senses with amazing art, live performances, and so much more. More than two hundred fine artists across the nation have been accepted for Greater Reston Art Center’s 24th (GRACE) annual Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival, an acclaimed, much-anticipated event, set for Saturday, May 16 and Sunday, May 17 at Reston Town Center. Festival jurors have selected artists in ten categories of fine art and craft, to exhibit and sell their works in painting, drawing, mixed-media, fiber, wood, leather, ceramics, glass, sculpture, and jewelry. The artists are chosen for the quality, craftsmanship, and originality of their work – all on par with the works exhibited at the Smithsonian Craft Show. In fact, some of that show’s artists will be here.

NVFAF, a Juried Art Show

Fine artists are choosy about the shows they attend, and GRACE is very selective about the artists that participate — it’s competitive and honorable to be accepted into this festival. GRACE enlists the assistance of a highly qualified group of independent jurors to review all the applications and many images of works. The NVFAF application process begins in August, and the selections are made through December and January when jurors contact the finalists and create wait lists. New artists are added each year, and crowd favorites and previous festival award-winners return.

Family Art Activities — Inspiration for All

For the free art activities that are a huge attraction for all ages, families usually head to the tent at Town Square Park, but this year the handson art projects will take place under the glass roof of Reston Town Center Pavilion. As they visit the

professional artists’ booths, children are also amazed and inspired by what they see. Something different this year will be onsite at Town Square Park a monumental sculpture composed of tree saplings created by internationally renowned earth artist Patrick Dougherty.

Festival Launch Party

The festival begins with a celebration — GRACE’s Festival Launch Party in the Pavilion, sponsored by The M Group, on Friday from 6 until 8:30 p.m. The ‘creative cocktail’ event has great food, beverages, entertainment, and an amazing silent auction. New this year is the chance to mingle with the artists in town for the big weekend event. Party tickets are on sale on the festival website for $75 per person, and all proceeds benefit GRACE.

Benefits for GRACE, and for Reston

Festival sponsors, including Volkswagen of America, Inc. as Title Sponsor, and Reston Community Center and Reston Town Center

Association as Signature Community Sponsors, join additional supporters to help GRACE produce this successful event. GRACE also benefits from the $5 voluntary donations for admission and rental of 200+ booths to the artists. For the artists, the festival is sort of like renting a pop-up shop for the weekend, and they retain all revenue from their art sales. “This show repeatedly delivers savvy art patrons and collectors from around the DC area,” states artist Ginny Herzog, of Minneapolis, Minnesota, who has been exhibiting at NVFAF for 15 years. “The 2014 show was my best show in 35 years as a professional artist,” she said. NVFAF also helps with GRACE’s mission, “to enrich community life by promoting involvement and excellence in contemporary visual arts,” and supports its commendable GRACE Art program (established in 1976 as Art in the Schools) to supplement art education in nearly 40 public and private elementary schools in the region. “GRACE is well recognized in the DC region for the high quality of art

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In collaboration with IPAR, Greater Reston Arts Center presents Patrick Dougherty's monumental sculpture made of invasive tree saplings, created on site in Town Square Park at Reston Town Center. Everyone is invited to the opening celebrations on April 25, and come and see and explore the sculpture — it's expected to last about 2 years.

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Photo courtesy of Patrick Dougherty

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Ten Reasons To Go to the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival Support independence and small business. This is one of few outstanding shows organized by an independent, non-profit group — GRACE — bringing together the independent artists whose livelihood is their marvelous work, made in America.

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Juried art show. Which means the 200+ finalists selected for this festival are chosen by experts, a panel of jurors. It’s not easy for artists to get into this show, which means you get to see the best and enjoy high quality and huge range of art.

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Interactivity. Authenticity. You get to enjoy original works of art up close and personal — the 200+ artists are here from across the nation, and they’re happy to talk to you. Ask them how they created their work — getting to know the artist adds to the enjoyment of the art.

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Support the non-profit Greater Reston Arts Center (GRACE), which produces the festival as its major fundraiser. GRACE has been a part of the community for 41 years. Find out what a great organization this is at www.restonarts.org.

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Fun for the whole family, especially for children. There are free hands-on art activities in the Pavilion for the enjoyment of all ages. Visiting kids will be amazed and inspired by what they see at the artists’ booths.

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Location, location, location. NVFAF is held at beautiful Reston Town Center, with more than 50 retail shops and 30 eateries and thousands of free parking spaces in six garages. Mission accomplished. GRACE, all the artists, and you yourself will be very happy you’re here, adding a little more culture into your life. Browsers are certainly welcome, and the wide range of price points at the festival makes it easy to become an art collector.

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Artwork by Andrew Sovjani

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Cost of admission is a voluntary donation of $5 — just 5 bucks, which is negligible considering that the program you’ll receive contains valuable dining certificates for some Reston Town Center restaurants. It’s an experience. Delight your senses with amazing art and fine craft, live performances, and so much more! An additional perk for 2015 will be the monumental sculpture composed of tree saplings by internationally renowned earth artist Patrick Dougherty, at Town Square Park.

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offered in our gallery all year round,” says Holly Koons McCullough, director and curator at GRACE. “Our Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival is an extension and expansion of that experience, complemented by activities and performances. The broad array of works offers something for everyone. You’d be hard pressed to come away without seeing anything you liked.” The production of Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival is an immense task made possible by generous sponsors, GRACE’s staff and board of directors, and about 500 volunteers from the community. To find out how you, your family, or your business can get involved, go online to northernvirginiafineartsfestival.org. Carol Nahorniak, creative director at Myers PR, lives, works, plays, and gets involved in Reston.

See. Do. Buy. Art!

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Bechtel’s Military Friendly Focus is Smart Business M BY LATRANIECESA WILSON  PHOTO PROVIDED BY DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

ilitary friendly is the new direction for most companies located in the Reston, Virginia area. However, Bechtel, one of the most respected engineering, project management, and construction companies in the world, has gone beyond the veteran-focused discounts and promotions. Bechtel is committing themselves to recruiting and hiring military veterans for jobs that utilize their leadership qualities, technical skills and field experience. This is one of the many reasons why Bechtel, once again, earned the Military Friendly Employer title by Victory Media, the publisher of G.I. Jobs and Military Spouse magazines. Sean Collins, Vice President for publisher Victory Media states that “The 2015 Military Friendly Employers represent the preeminent tier of companies with strong military recruitment programs and meaningful job opportunities for transitioning service members and spouses seeking civilian employment.” Bechtel’s history of supporting service members and veterans around the world and its active initiative to hire 100,000 construction-industry military veterans through Helmets to Hardhats, an organization that directly provides opportunities in the construction industry, brings Bechtel to the

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forefront of hiring military veterans. Bechtel also supports Network of Champions, a consortium of leading companies that help severely injured service members and their families identify career opportunities. Bechtel understands the advantages of hiring someone who has been in the U.S. military. According to an article published in “Business Insider” there are 10 key reasons why employers should hire military veterans: ƒƒ Veterans come from a previous culture built on a mission accomplishment mindset. ƒƒ Veterans have ingrained leadership talents. ƒƒ Veterans take their responsibilities seriously. ƒƒ Intuition is a skill, and the military teaches it. ƒƒ Military people will get the job done. ƒƒ When given the necessary support, veterans are extremely capable. ƒƒ Veterans are independent. ƒƒ Military personnel know the meaning of hard work. ƒƒ The government pays for veteran education. Service members and their families often go to extraordinary lengths, making sacrifices many of us

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BECHTEL IS COMMITTING THEMSELVES TO RECRUITING AND HIRING MILITARY VETERANS FOR JOBS THAT UTILIZE THEIR LEADERSHIP QUALITIES, TECHNICAL SKILLS AND FIELD EXPERIENCE. do not realize, to serve their countries, said Andy Greig, Bechtel’s manager of human resources. The characteristics that make them successful in the military — integrity, courage, commitment — go handin-hand with the values that are fundamental to how they carry out our work. Bechtel has been a member of the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce for three years. According to Mark Ingrao, President and CEO of the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce, Bechtel leads by example. Even before they moved into the Reston area, they reached out to the Chamber to determine ways to become a community steward and find opportunities for their employees, many of whom are military, to become engaged in the community. Their leaders immediately became involved in several organizations, providing their company's time, treasure and talent. This became a win-win scenario; the community benefited from their presence and their employees were provided

numerous portals to engage with the community. Bechtel’s dedication to hiring military veterans is smart business and is the reason why they continue to lead in generating sustainable solutions to construction projects in some of the most diverse environments around the world. To learn more about Bechtel, visit www.bechtel.com. The Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce is the catalyst for business growth and entrepreneurship by providing quality programs, education, connections and advocacy for our members and organization in the Dulles Corridor. To learn more about becoming a member of the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce, please contact Todd Rhoden, Membership Sales Manager, at toddr@restonchamber.org. Latraniecesa Wilson, Communications Manager, Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce.


Larry Melton, Bechtel’s executive project director of the Silver Line and Marine Corps Veteran, speaking at an event in February 2014 with Michelle Obama about a construction industry initiative to hire veterans.

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Perfected with 10 Years of Practice I BY CAROL NAHORNIAK  PHOTOS PROVIDED BY BELOVED YOGA

n an office building tucked into a serene patch of woods at the corner of Sunrise Valley and Reston Parkway is a place to “Work In — Work Out” called Beloved Yoga. With the studio’s panoramic view of a fountain and trees, you can watch the change of seasons as you change yourself with the practice of yoga. Beloved Yoga marks a milestone in 2015, celebrating 10 years of building its practice, and is preparing for an increase in patrons. A larger part of the population is now practicing yoga — an intelligent, sustainable exercise that increases strength and flexibility while also calming the mind.

What to Expect

Moving, breathing, sweating, and quivering your way through the moves, the practice of yoga is a workout, an escape, a self-massage — all of the above, yet so simple. With each class, you’ll gain flexibility, strength, awareness, and balance as you learn restorative breathing practices for relaxation, and how to continue the practice on your own at home. The last part may be your favorite — savasana — known as the corpse/relaxation pose. After 65-minutes of yoga movement you’ll slow down and stop, and time will seem to stand still as you take a wide-awake nap.

Beginner to Professional

Unlike many other studios, Beloved Yoga has eclectic, accessible offerings for its students. Part of the beauty of yoga is that it’s geared to all ages, genders, and abilities, with special classes

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for pre-natal, children, meditation, and restorative rest, and there are classes that bring nothing but laughter, or dancing with abandon to hiphop and rock music. Each person’s “unique flow” can be discovered with the expertise of instructors who help with immediate needs. Yoga newcomers can start with Beginner classes, and those with some experience can explore Hatha Flow. Those who want more action may want to try Vinyasa. Semi-private sessions are a way to develop growth and a deeper interest in yoga in a small group setting. Those who have been involved with yoga who wish to train as a teacher can also find ways of reaching this goal.

The Healing Side of Yoga

The team of trained therapeutic yoga teachers at Beloved Yoga can assist with optimal well-being with a blend of different yoga modalities such as Structural Massage, Rolfing, Ayurveda, Prenatal, Yoga Therapy, and much more. Health care professionals today are recommending complementary yoga practices in the healing of cancer, herniated disks,

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hip replacements, scoliosis, PTSD, depression and anxiety. “My number one health tip is take time for yourself,” says Maryam Ovissi, owner and director of Beloved Yoga. “Yoga is the perfect way to take time with your mind, body, and breath.”

Love Your Body

Since 2009, Maryam has organized the annual Love Your Body Day event at Reston Town Center to launch Virginia Yoga Week every June, bringing together all types of practitioners and enthusiasts. The participation, activities, and entertainment offer another way for newbies to check it out. But, don’t wait until June. Put aside any preconceived notions about yoga, and bring yourself and breathable clothing to a class. You may be happy with regular, basic classes to just melt away some stress, or you may prefer the

Love Your Body Yoga Festival

Sunday, June 14 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Reston Town Center

www.BelovedYoga.com challenge of going all out and developing more complicated moves. Someday you may have a goal to focus on the more subtle aspects of the practice. The choice is yours, and the beauty of Beloved Yoga is that they can do it all right here in Reston. Carol Nahorniak, creative director at Myers PR, lives, works, plays, and gets involved in Reston.


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Reston Celebrates Being Wildlife-friendly F BY FREYA DE COLA

ifteen years ago, in December 2000, Reston officially became a Certified Wildlife Habitat Community. Reston earned this designation from the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) as part of its nationwide program to encourage and recognize communities that take positive steps to share their surroundings with wildlife, from butterflies and bees to birds, bats and even larger animals. Reston's participation in the program was initiated by RA Senior Environmental Resource Manager Claudia Thompson-Deahl. She learned that if enough Reston residents, clusters, apartment and condominium complexes, businesses, schools and other local institutions had their yards or property certified as wildlife-friendly, the entire community could also be certified. So Claudia got to work. She talked to individuals and groups, organized workshops and native plant sales, and brought the message to community events. With her help, over 100 homeowners, 12 clusters, 3 apartment buildings, 3 schools and 7 businesses and community organizations became certified. As a result, Reston qualified to become certified as a community, the first in Virginia to do so. It is now one of 133 communities around the country that are either certified or working to get there. What do you need to do to have your yard or cluster or office surroundings certified? The NWF criteria are straightforward. Wildlife have some

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basic needs in order to thrive. If you can provide food, water, cover and a place to raise young, you can get certified. This can be done in a variety of ways, whether you live in a single family home with a large yard or a condo with just a balcony. Reston resident Carol Ivory had her townhouse yard and her cluster certified in 2000. As a result, she gets alots of wildlife visitors. "Having birds in my backyard is so rewarding,"she says. "In the morning I have coffee, read the paper and watch the birds." She mentions that clusters can take steps like leaving a 20-foot spar from a tree that has to be taken down. She notes that it "makes a wonderful habitat for woodpeckers and it's a bug condo for birds to feast on." Being certified as a community is not a one-stop process. Representatives of certified communities regularly keep in touch through NWF, sharing ideas and encouragement. There are annual requirements to continue the community outreach and to take steps to expand wildlife-friendly habitats. Marking the 15-year anniversary, RA has taken on a new project this year — to certify Lake Audubon Pool. The lake provides water and the surrounding trees cover and a place to raise young, and improvements have been made right around the pool itself. The Natural Resources and Recreation staff worked together and enlisted the help of some Eagle Scout volunteers to replace non-native with native plants, a better nutrition source for wildlife. More properties can also be

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certified. After 15 years, there are new residents, multi-family buildings and businesses in Reston that can become a part of the program. The NWF website has a wealth of information on what to do and how to do it (www.nwf.org/how-to-help/ garden-for-wildlife.aspx). There is also information on organic alternatives to pesticide and fertilizer use that makes for a healthier habitat. An online application completes the certification process. There is a fee for certification that goes to support NWF's work, but you also get a oneyear subscription to their magazine. Planting native plants is one good way to help wildlife, and the Walker Nature Center's sun, shade and rain gardens are a great source of examples of plants to use. You can also pick up lists of recommended plants there and ask questions of the naturalists on staff. If you decide you'd like to get your yard, cluster or business certified as a wildlife-friendly habitat, let Claudia know at claudia@reston.org. Every additional property contributes to Reston's community certification and helps wildlife survive and thrive. As Claudia says, "The whole community is enhanced when residents take some simple steps to make it possible to co-exist with wildlife." Freya De Cola served for 10 years on RA's Environmental Advisory Committee and continues to do environmental volunteer work in Reston.


THE WHOLE COMMUNITY IS ENHANCED WHEN RESIDENTS TAKE SOME SIMPLE STEPS TO MAKE IT POSSIBLE TO CO-EXIST WITH WILDLIFE.

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The Tradition Continues for Reston Tennis T BY KELLEY WESTENHOFF  PHOTOGRAPHY BY DAVID MADISON

he young woman draws back her tennis racquet, swings, and nails the tennis ball with an exhalation. It soars over the net and lands exactly where she plans for it to. She repeats the maneuver. She does this again, and again, and again, until the ball machine is empty. She picks up the balls, and starts again. The hours turn into weeks, months, years, and all of a sudden, 10 years have passed and as a high school senior, it is time to make decisions about her future. Will tennis be a part of her decision making? That question is answered with, “Of course!” This is Harman Waraich, a shining example of success of the Reston Tennis scholarship program. Harman was seven when she started with Reston Tennis. Her parents, young immigrants, were very sports-oriented. Her father ran cross country and played volleyball in India, but by the time his first child was born, he had discovered tennis. He signed Harman up for lessons in the Reston tennis program. Although she showed promise, the family was not financially stable enough to continue the lessons. Enter Rob Tucker, Reston Tennis staff member and coach, who saw the little girl’s potential. Harman remembers one drill. “He had me stand at the net and threw the ball over my head. I had to turn around, run to where I thought the ball would hit and put a marker

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“WE HAVE THOUGHT OF MOVING OUT OF RESTON MANY TIMES, BUT RESTON TENNIS IS WHAT ALWAYS KEEPS US HERE.”

down. He was impressed at how accurately I placed the markers.” He recommended a scholarship and the rest is history. Those first lessons began a tennis trajectory that has spanned many years, many tournaments, #1 seed on the South Lakes High School tennis team, and now, a partial college scholarship to Fairmont University in West Virginia. “I’m the first person in my family to go to college,” says the lively teenager. “We didn’t know that for a sports scholarship you had to start early to get a full scholarship. So my college wants me, but they had already awarded most of the scholarship money.” Still, she is excited about even being given the opportunity to go to college at all, and looks forward to getting a work-study job on campus to help defray the balance of her education cost. Tennis has been 24/7 for the entire family. Harman and her mother described a time when the children said, “No more tennis!” They

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brought all their tennis gear and clothing to her to put away with the racquets. Then they realized that without all of that, there was nothing left. “Without tennis, we had nothing!” They clearly delight in telling the story. This is a bond of love that includes tennis, not a player pressured into playing when she doesn’t want to do so. Harman is a normal teen girl. When not playing tennis, she likes cooking and baking, scrapbooking, and watching the TV series Criminal Minds, and she is a good student. Harman prefers to play singles so that if there’s an error, it’s her own and she has only herself to blame. She plays with her younger brother, Jasjeet, a sophomore on the South Lakes tennis team, but she and her mother laugh, saying they need a third person on the court to referee them. Both are quick to note that the generosity of the coaches and staff involved with Reston Tennis has extended to the younger children as well. Although she doesn’t have any professional tennis plans, Harman doesn’t regret any of the time spent. “As a kid I thought about being a

professional tennis player, but I see younger girls who have something that I don’t have. I see tennis as opening my path to other things.” Asked if over the years she ever thought about quitting, she replied, “Of course, in the moment when I was frustrated about something. But then I thought of the coaches like Coach Rob and my dad, and my family and all they’ve invested in me, and I’d go back to it.” Asked specifically about Reston Tennis, Harman said, “Reston Tennis has given me almost everything in my life: lessons, training, equipment . . .” Her mother adds, “We have thought of moving out of Reston many times, but Reston Tennis is what always keeps us here.” Her ultimate dream is to pursue a career in medicine, possibly as a registered nurse. She likes the flexibility and variety that nursing offers, noting, “I can meet lots of different kinds of people.” For those tennis players who are happy to see Harman moving on to college, thinking this provides an opening for them, be warned; she has three younger siblings coming behind her and they all play tennis. They play very well. For more info on Reston Tennis, see the tennis section on page 96. Kelley Westenhoff lives, bikes, plays, and gets involved in Reston. She is currently chair of the Pedestrian & Bicycling Advisory Committee.


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MEMBER SERVICES

POOL & TENNIS PASSES

MEMBER SERVICES

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

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

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

MEMBERS

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

POOL & TENNIS PASS

PRICE

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

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.

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NON-MEMBERS CORPORATE PASSES GUESTS WELCOME

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

PASS OPTIONS

PRICE

Family Pool & Tennis $630 Family ZIP code pass* $530 *Zip code within Reston but not part of Reston Association. Proper documentation and in-person purchase required. Family Pool Only $600 Family Tennis Only $360 Couple Pool & Tennis $545 Couple Pool Only $530 Couple Tennis Only $315 Individual Pool & Tennis $455 Individual Pool Only $370 Individual Tennis Only $255 10 and Under Tennis Pass* $35 *Only valid for North Shore courts for children's practice. North Shore has six 36foot courts designed specifically for children. Children must be accompanied by an adult who does not need a pass. No photographs necessary for this pass. Available online or in person. Season Long Guest Pass* $50 *Allows admittance of one guest, regardless of age, with passholder. Address on guest pass must match host passholder. ƒƒ ƒƒ

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All non-member passes require a photograph. If you are a returning passholder from last year, you can purchase online and use the existing picture; however, if purchasing for the first time, you must do so in person. We recommend children have their picture updated at least every two years.

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HOURS OF OPERATION

Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.- 5 p.m. (closed July 3 & 4) Extended Hours: Saturday, 9 a.m.-Noon (April 25July 25) Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.- 6 p.m. (May 11-June 5)

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If you work in Reston and are seeking a weekday-only pass, please consider these options.

PASS OPTIONS

PRICE

Pool & Tennis $260 Pool Only $210 Tennis Only $225 ƒƒ ƒƒ ƒƒ

Sold individually. Photograph and proof of employment in Reston required. In-person purchase only.

TRIAL 4-DAY PASSES

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 six family members ƒƒ

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Trial passes are good for four consecutive calendar days at all Reston Association pools and tennis courts. One pass per household each season. Purchase a non-member pass within 10 days after your trial and the trial amount will be applied to your balance.

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

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

PRICE $40 $40 $20

ON-SITE GUEST PASS Tennis One-day

PRICE $10

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

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

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

For more information on our facilities and programs, please refer to the Aquatics and Tennis sections. Refund Policy: All pool and tennis passes and shipping are non-refundable.


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UPDATE

YOUR ACCOUNT Get current information from Reston Association about our programs and events

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

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AQUATICS

We are proud to offer 15 pools for passholder use as well as three seasonal spray features for the entire community.

GET YOUR POOL PASS ONLINE

Pool passes are on sale now, and whether you Live, Work, or Play in Reston, we have an option for you. Please see the pass details and rates on page 42. Be sure to order online to avoid the lines.

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

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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 to enjoy.

Autumnwood

Glade

Hunterswoods

Lane depth: 3.5-5.5 feet Length: 25 meters

Lane depth: 3.5-12.5 feet Length: 25 meters

Lane depth: 3.5-8.5 feet Length: 25 meters

703-467-0903 11950 Walnut Branch Road

(2 dedicated lap lanes) Amenities: Wading pool with fountain, covered picnic area and large grass picnic area. Nearby: Lighted tennis courts, tot lot, basketball court and access to Pink Trail.

Dogwood

703-476-5717 2460 Green Range Road

Lane depth: 3.5-5 feet Length: 25 meters

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

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703-476-5732 11550 Glade Drive

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

Golf Course Island 703-435-8397 11301 Links Drive

Lane depth: 3-12 feet Length: 25 meters

(2 dedicated lap lanes) Amenities: 1-meter diving board, large grass picnic area, and wading pool with beachstyle entry and water play fountains Amenity: Pool-side chair lift Nearby: Basketball courts, tot lot, and garden plots.

703-391-2187 2501 Reston Parkway

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

Lake Audubon

703-860-3080 2070 Twin Branches Road

Lane depth: 3-5 feet Length: 25 meters

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


AQUATICS Lake Newport

703-467-0694 11601 Lake Newport Road

Lane depth: 3.5-5.5 feet Length: 50 meters

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

Lake Thoreau

703-860-0640 2040 Upper Lakes Drive

Lane depth: 3-5 feet Length: 25 meters

(3 dedicated lap lanes) Amenities: Heated spa, plankstyle diving board, wading pool, and grass picnic area. Nearby: Scenic views of Lake Thoreau and access to Red Trail.

Newbridge

703-476-1301 11768 Golf Course Square

Lane depth: 3.5-12 feet Length: 25 meters

(2 dedicated lap lanes) Amenities: 1-meter diving board and wading pool. Nearby: Tennis courts, basketball court, and tot lot.

North Hills

703-435-6769 1325 North Village Road

Lane depth: 2-5 feet Length: 25 meters

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

North Shore

Ridge Heights

Tall Oaks

Lane depth: 3-11 feet Length: 25 meters

Lane depth: 3-5 feet Length: 25 meters

Lane depth: 3-12 feet Length: 25 meters

703-689-4091 11515 North Shore Drive

(2 dedicated lap lanes) Amenities: Heated spa, seasonally heated main pool, covered picnic area, grass picnic area, wading pool, and plankstyle diving board. Amenity: Pool-side chair lift Nearby: QuickStart children’s tennis courts, Lake Anne Plaza, and access to Green and Blue trails NOTE: Parking only on North Shore Drive

703-476-7084 11400 Ridge Heights Road

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

Shadowood

703-860-8075 2201 Springwood Drive

Lane depth: 3-5 feet Length: 20 meters Amenities: Water slide, wading

pool, and grass picnic area. Nearby: Lighted tennis courts

703-435-1072 12025 North Shore Drive

(2 dedicated lap lanes) Amenities: 1-meter diving board and wading pool. Nearby: Tall Oaks Village Center and access to Blue Trail

Uplands

703-435-2586 11032 Ring Road

Lane depth: 3.5-8.5 feet Length: 25 meters

(1 dedicated lap lane) Amenities: Upper lap pool with in-water benches, lower splash pool with beach-style entry, interactive water play fountains, and in-water benches, and splash pad play area. Amenity: In-water wheelchair for splash pool access Nearby: Tennis courts

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AQUATICS

2015 POOL SCHEDULE POOL

OPEN SWIM TIMES Weekdays

Weekends

CLOSED DAY

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

Season 1: May 9-22 North Shore Heated Pool & Spa

North Shore pool opening may be delayed due to construction of a new entrance. Check www.reston.org for updates.

Ridge Heights Heated Pool

1-7 p.m.

11 a.m.-7 p.m.

Autumnwood Pool

3-7 p.m.

11 a.m.-7 p.m.

Wednesday

Dogwood Pool

3-7 p.m.

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 23-June 19

6-8:30 a.m. Weekdays

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

Season 3: June 20-August 16

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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


AQUATICS

2015 POOL SCHEDULE POOL

OPEN SWIM TIMES Weekdays

Weekends

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

CLOSED DAY

Season 4: August 17-September 7 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 8-27

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).

EXCEPTIONS TO POOL SCHEDULE ‘Amy’s Amigos’ Youth Triathlon Sunday, May 10, 1 p.m. Ridge Heights Pool

LATE OPENING

Reston Masters' Annual Lake Swim Sunday, May 24, 1 p.m. Lake Audubon Pool

LATE OPENING

Memorial Day Monday, May 25 Times vary by pool. All pools.

WEEKEND HOURS

Last day of Fairfax County Public Schools Wednesday, June 19, 1 p.m. (unless regularly scheduled to open earlier in the day). All pools.

EARLY OPENING

Reston Sprint Triathlon Sunday, May 31, 1 p.m. Lake Newport Pool

LATE OPENING

Independence Day Saturday, July 4, 6 p.m. All pools.

EARLY CLOSING

RSTA Meets Saturdays, 1 p.m. Autumnwood: 6/20, 7/11, 7/18 Glade: 6/6, 6/13, 6/27 Golf Course Island: 6/27, 7/11 Hunters Woods: 6/6, 6/13, 7/3, 7/18 Lake Audubon: 6/13, 6/20, 7/11 Lake Newport: 6/6, 6/13, 6/27, 7/11, 7/18 Newbridge: 6/20, 6/27, 7/3, 7/18 Ridge Heights: 6/6, 6/20, 7/3

LATE OPENINGS

7-9 p.m. Weekdays (Sept. 2-5)

Lightning

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

STAY IN THE KNOW

As you visit the pools this summer you may notice new signage to help you stay in the know about pool events. The Reston Association website and social media outlets are regularly updated with pool closures and reminders about upcoming events. RSTA IM Finals

Lifeguard Olympics

Wednesday, July 15, 4 p.m. Lake Newport Pool

Sunday, July 26, 7 p.m. All pools.

RSTA Team parties

Reston Kids Triathlon

Sunday, July 19, 5:30 p.m., Autumnwood, Glade, Golf Course Island, Hunters Woods, Lake Audubon, Lake Newport, Newbridge, North Hills, and Ridge Heights

Sunday, Aug. 2, 1 p.m. Ridge Heights Pool

EARLY CLOSING

EARLY CLOSING

RSTA All-Stars Meet Saturday, July 25, 1 p.m. Lake Newport Pool

LATE OPENING

EARLY CLOSING

LATE OPENING

Reston Relay Triathlon Sunday, August 16, 1 p.m. Lake Newport Pool

LATE OPENING

Labor Day Monday, Sept. 7 Times vary by pool. All pools.

WEEKEND HOURS

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Lifeguard Certif ication (New Lifeguards)

Reston Association is a Licensed Training Provider of American Red Cross Health and Safety programs, including Lifeguarding, CPR/AED, and First Aid. Individuals who obtain American Red Cross certification in Lifeguarding are eligible to apply with Reston Association, as well as any other agency or business that honors the American Red Cross certification. NOTE: This class will not certify you to work at the ‘WaterMine’ or any Fairfax County Park Authority facility. Registration: Online or inperson. (six students required) 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 two years) Times: See our class-specific schedules online at http://tinyurl. com/LifeguardRA Fee: $150 $200

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Lifeguard Recertif ication (Previously Certified Lifeguards)

Registration: Online or in person. (six students required) Location: Every class begins at our headquarters location, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive. One-day format classes move to the pool listed below around 1 p.m.; two-day format classes meet day one at the office and day two at the pool listed below. Students are responsible for their own transportation. Certifications earned: Lifeguarding, First Aid, and CPR/AED for Lifeguards (all valid two years) Fee: $95 $120

DATE TIME

LOCATION

May 2 May 3 May 4-5 May 6-7 May 9-10 May 17 May 27-28 May 30-31 June 6 June 14 June 16-17 June 20 June 21 July 3 July 14 August 1

North Shore Pool Ridge Heights Pool North Shore Pool Ridge Heights Pool North Shore & Ridge Heights Pools North Shore & Ridge Heights Pools Ridge Heights Pool North Shore Pool Tall Oaks Pool Tall Oaks Pool Tall Oaks Pool Tall Oaks Pool Tall Oaks Pool Tall Oaks Pool Tall Oaks Pool Tall Oaks Pool

All American Red Cross lifeguards whose certifications expire this year are eligible to re-certify with a 10-hour course that will review CPR/AED and First Aid skills, as well as practice in-water rescue techniques under the supervision of a certified instructor. The course is offered in both one- and two-day formats.

RA MEMBERS AND

9 a.m.-7 p.m. 9 a.m.-7 p.m. 4-9 p.m. 3-8 p.m. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. 9 a.m.-7 p.m. 3-8 p.m. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. 9 a.m.-7 p.m. 9 a.m.-7 p.m. 3-8 p.m. 9 a.m.-7 p.m. 9 a.m.-7 p.m. 9 a.m.-7 p.m. 9 a.m.-7 p.m. 9 a.m.-7 p.m.

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What are you doing on June 18? Why not join Reston Aquatics for participation in the World’s Largest Swim Lesson to break a world record?

Thursday, June 18, 9 -11 a.m. Pool location: Dogwood Pool FREE – registration opens May 8. All ages and abilities 9 a.m. Sign-in and light breakfast 9:30 a.m. World Record verification and welcoming remarks 10 a.m. Lesson begins simultaneously around the world 10:30 a.m. Sponsor thank you Drowning is the second leading cause of accidental death of children ages 1-14. Research shows that if a child doesn't learn to swim before the third grade, they likely never will. The World's Largest Swimming Lesson is a promotional event designed to build awareness and generate local and national press attention about the vital importance of teaching kids to swim to help prevent drowning. For more info: www.worldslargestswimminglesson.org or contact willa@reston.org

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Fitness Programs Ages: 13+

Bring your towel, sun protection, and extra hydration for these great outdoor workouts. Noodles and hand weights provided. Feel free to bring personal equipment as well. Each class is taught by a certified instructor who can help you find the activity level to fit your needs.

Shallow Water Workout Formerly Simply Seniors Improve your muscle tone, strength, flexibility, and cardiovascular endurance using different muscle groups with less stress on joints and ligaments. June 23-August 25 Tuesday, 11:10 a.m. -Noon North Hills pool

Lunch Break

A completely non-impact deep water workout to energize you for the rest of your day. June 22-August 28 Mondays,Wednesdays, and Fridays, 11:10 a.m.-Noon Lake Newport pool diving well

Fit, Flexible, & Fun

Combination deep and shallow class (students may stay in shallow water if desired) set to upbeat tunes for a weekend wake up. May 31-August 30 Sundays, 9:10-10 a.m. North Shore pool

Unlimited Summer Fitness Pass On Sale Now. The pass allows holder to attend as many Water Aerobics or Fitness classes as desired. Purchase online or in person. $145 $200

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 88.

$80 Adults 55+ $160 Adults 55+

Drop-In Per Class Fees $9 $5 Adults 55+ $11 $10 Adults 55+

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You have to get older, but you don't have to grow up.

BIRTHDAY PARTY PACKAGE Birthday party packages are available during open hours at many of the pool locations for children ages 4-10. Parties are 2-hours in length with an option for your guests to stay up to 2 additional hours regardless of pool pass. FEE: $250

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WHAT YOU GET: ƒƒ Admission for up to 15 people (including adults or non-swimmers) ƒƒ Pizza and beverages for your guests ƒƒ Reserved shade tent at the pool ƒƒ Party favor or goody bag for each guest child ƒƒ Special gift for the birthday kid

ƒƒ Party host to lead games/ activities ƒƒ Paper products and all set-up and clean-up. Please review the fact sheet online and contact 703435-7995 or aquaticsinfo@ reston.org with any questions or when you’re ready to book.

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

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Swim Teams

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.

Interested in joining?

Registration for new families opens Tuesday, May 5. Information and Registration: 703-326-0526 or www.rsta.org

Underwater Exploration Scuba Certification Courses Ages:12+ Fridays, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Saturdays, 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays, 2-7 p.m.

Knowledge and Skill Development Weekends May 29-31, June 26-28, July 31-Aug. 2

Taught by a Professional Association of Dive Instructors (PADI) Master Scuba Diver Trainer (MSDT). Medical history screening and pre-requisite skill test (200 yard swim and 10-minute survival tread/ float) are required for this course. Open Water Evaluation Weekends* June 6-7, October 3-4

*Complete this after the Knowledge and Skill Weekend to be fully certified or take your referral certificate on vacation and complete it with any PADI Diver Trainer.

Reston Masters Swim Team (RMST)

The RMST is an adult (18 and older) swim league for Restonarea residents operating under the Potomac Valley Local Masters Swimming Committee, which is part of United States Masters Swimming (USMS).

For more information, or to register, visit www.deep-blue-scuba.com or contact Frank Wilson at 571-4375189 or frank@deep-blue-scuba.com

Information and Registration: www.restonmasters.com

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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.

RA MEMBERS AND

Seal Team Scuba Camp Ages: 8-12 by July 1

Seal Team Level 1 July 6-10, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. RA Headquarters and various pools (transportation provided)

Seal Team Level 2 July 27-31, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Optional night dive on July 29 or 30 from 8-10 p.m. RA Headquarters and various pools (transportation provided)

Junior Open Water Camp* *includes open water certification

Ages: 12+ July 13-15, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. RA pool: TBD July 16-17 Overnight trip to conduct open water dives

Brought to you in partnership with Nautilus Aquatics, these youth programs will teach your child the fundamental skills to scuba dive and explore the underwater world. Medical history screening, basic swimming skills, and parent/guardian orientation are required for all youth programs. For more information, or to register, visit www.nautilusva.com or contact Melissa Miles at 703-421-3483 or info@nautilusva.com

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The friends, family and co-workers race event. If you can swim, bike or run, you can participate in a triathlon for fun.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 16, 7 A.M. . . 400M Swim 11.5-Mile Bike Ride 3.1-Mile Run Registration Date: April 27, 7 P.M. Fee: $105 per team www.restonrelaytri.org Questions: restonrelaytri@ gmail.com or call 703-4357995 for details. After the race, enjoy food, drinks and music sponsored by Dogfish Head Alehouse.

Beneficiaries: Reston Association, Fairfax County Y - Reston Sponsors: Dogfish Head Alehouse, Irish Tri training, Boofie O’Gorman Team

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. Diapers are $8 each, available for children 6 months – 3 years and come in both girls' and boys' prints.

Kayak and Canoe

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

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DEAP – Drowning Education Awareness Program

Reston Community Center and Reston Association present DEAP, a “land-based” Drowning Education Awareness Program. This program offers two opportunities targeted for different audiences and community civic groups to learn water safety skills.

Water Safety Presentation (adults) A free 90-minute presentation offered to rotary clubs, PTAs, home school networks, church groups, and other civic organizations; focuses on the importance of water safety

Longfellow’s WHALE Tales (ages 5-12) A free 1-hour interactive classroom water safety presentation offered to Cub Scouts, Webelos, Daisy, Brownie, and Junior Girl Scout troops, and daycare centers. More Information Book a group class or learn more about the DEAP program:

Reston Community Center (RCC): 703-476-4500 option 2 Reston Association (RA): 703-435-6520

CELEBRATE YOUR SUMMER WITH US RA pools are available for private, after-hours parties. Perfect for groups 15-300 and all ages. Review our fact sheet online at www.reston.org Contact aquaticsinfo@reston.org or 703-435-6543 with questions. Complete an agreement and pay in full by May 1 for a 10% discount.

**FREE – DEAP programs are free for Reston residents and employees of Reston businesses.**

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5TH ANNUAL

Reston KIDSTriathlon Sunday, August 2, 8 a.m.

Ridge Heights Pool (start location)

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

Contact aquaticsinfo@reston.org or 703-435-7995 for details. www.restonkidstri.org

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

Group Swim Lessons

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

Register online at www.reston.org or in person at our Member Services desk, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive. See the chart on page 57 to determine what level your student is ready to take. Children must be the required age by the first day of class, and we always recommend that returning students repeat the last level they took in the previous summer. If you are unsure of your student’s abilities, please attend the Water Test Day. See the Group Swim Lesson Schedule on pages 58 and 59 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.

Level Placement Day Saturday, May 2 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Ridge Heights Heated Pool 11400 Ridge Heights Road

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

Group Lesson Fee: $70 $85 'And Me' Lesson Fee (per four lessons): $35 $42.50

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

Baby and Me

Ages: 6-18 months, parental involvement

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

Toddler and Me

Ages: 18-36 months, parental involvement

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

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

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

Youth Swimming 1:

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

Youth Swimming 2:

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

Youth Swimming 3:

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

Youth Swimming 4:

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

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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:

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

Youth Swimming 6:

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

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2015 Swim Lesson Schedule: Sessions 1-3 Baby and Me* 6-18 months

Toddler* and Me

18 - 36 months

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

Age: 3-5

Age: 6-12

Age: 3-5

Age: 6-12

Age: 3-5

Age: 6-12

Age: 5-12

Age: 6-12

Adult Beginner

SESSION 1: JUNE 8 -19 RIDGE HEIGHTS AND NORTH SHORE WILL BE HEATED FOR THE DURATION OF SESSION 1. NORTH SHORE

11:45 AM

RIDGE HEIGHTS

10:15 AM 11 AM

10:15 AM 11 AM

10:15 AM 11 AM 12:30 PM

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

10:15 AM

11 AM

10:15 AM

10:15 AM 11 AM

11 AM

9:30 AM

10:15 AM

SESSION 2: JUNE 29-JULY 10 HUNTERS WOODS

11 AM

LAKE NEWPORT NORTH HILLS

10:15 AM

RIDGE HEIGHTS

10:15 AM 11 AM

7 PM

AUTUMNWOOD

9:30 AM

11 AM

7:45 PM

7 PM

6:15 PM

LAKE AUDUBON NEWBRIDGE

7 PM

SHADOWOOD

7 PM

7:45 PM 7:45 PM

7:45 PM

11 AM

10:15 AM 11 AM

10:15 AM

10:15 AM

7 PM

7 PM

11 AM

7:45 PM

6:15 PM 7 PM

GOLF COURSE ISLAND

10:15 AM

10:15 AM

7:45 PM

7 PM

Adult Beg. 7:45 PM

7 PM 7:45 PM

7 PM

10:15 AM

11 AM

11 AM

10:15 AM

10:15 AM 11AM

10:15 AM

7 PM

7 PM 7 PM

UPLANDS

7 PM

SESSION 3: JULY 13- 24

10:15 AM

HUNTERS WOODS LAKE NEWPORT

11 AM

NORTH HILLS

10:15 AM

11 AM

11 AM

9:30 AM 10:15 AM

9:30 AM 10:15 AM

10:15 AM

10:15 AM

RIDGE HEIGHTS

7 PM

AUTUMNWOOD

7:45 PM

GLADE

7 PM

GOLF COURSE ISLAND

7 PM

LAKE AUDUBON

6:15 PM

7 PM

NEWBRIDGE

7 PM

SHADOWOOD

7 PM

UPLANDS

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10:15 AM 11 AM

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7:45 PM 7 PM

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7 PM 7:45 PM

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2015 Swim Lesson Schedule: Sessions 4-5 Baby and Me* 6-18 months

Toddler* and Me

18 - 36 months

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

Age: 3-5

Age: 6-12

Age: 3-5

Age: 6-12

Age: 3-5

Age: 6-12

Age: 5-12

Age: 6-12

Adult Beginner

SESSION 4: JULY 27-AUGUST 7 HUNTERS WOODS

11 AM

11 AM

10:15 AM

10:15 AM

LAKE NEWPORT

10:15 AM 11 AM

10:15 AM

11 AM

10:15 AM 11 AM

10:15 AM

NORTH HILLS

10:15 AM

7 PM

7:45 PM

11 AM

10:15 AM

7 PM

7:45 PM

11 AM

7 PM

GLADE

7 PM

GOLF COURSE ISLAND

7 PM

LAKE AUDUBON

6:15 PM

7 PM

NEWBRIDGE

6:15 PM

7 PM

7 PM

7:45 PM

Adult Beg. 7:45 PM

7 PM 7:45 PM 7 PM

SHADOWOOD

7:45 PM

7 PM

7 PM

7 PM

UPLANDS

10:15 AM

9:30 AM

RIDGE HEIGHTS AUTUMNWOOD

11 AM

7 PM

SESSION 5: AUGUST 10-21 LAKE NEWPORT

11 AM

10:15 AM

11 AM

9:30 AM

10:15 AM

7 PM

GLADE

6:15 PM

LAKE AUDUBON

7 PM

9:30 AM

9:30 AM 11 AM

YS 6 10:15 AM

7 PM 7:45 PM

7 PM

7:45 PM

6:15 PM

7 PM

* 'Baby and Me' and 'Toddler and Me' classes are available as four lessons or eight lessons. See level descriptions on page 57 for details. Swim Lesson Refund Policy • Group swim lessons are non-refundable except for medical reasons or family emergencies. A doctor's note may be required and a 10% processing fee will be applied. • Any class canceled by Reston Association will result in a full refund. • Private swim lesson refunds will be given for any pending sessions that are reported to the Swim Lesson Coordinator before Oct 30.

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

Jerry’s Subs and Pizza

Dominion Pawn and Jewelry

Atrium Environmental Health

www.tisserontorthodontics.com 703-773-1200

www.jerrysusa.com 703-707-0036

www.dominionpawn.com 703-365-7999

www.atriumehs.com 703-689-9482

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CAMPS REGISTRATION AS EASY AS 1, 2, 3

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

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

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

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

We offer transportation and extended care services.

Choose A Date

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

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

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

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ADDITIONAL SERVICES Transportation

Van transportation is available for an additional fee within RA boundaries. Pick Up/Drop Off locations must be home, place of employment or day care provider. (See page 71 for details.)

Extended Care

Extended care is available for an additional fee from 7:30-9 a.m. and 4-5:30 p.m. (See page 71 for details.)

Camper Forms

Safety is our main concern for your child. Forms are required per the Virginia Department of Social Services. Campers will not be permitted to participate in camp until they are received. All forms are due by June 1st. They can be found on RA’s website at www.reston.org.


CAMPS

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

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Dino Days

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

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

Animals for All Seasons

Puddle Play

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

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

Session 1B: July 6-10

Session 3B: August 3-7

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

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

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

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CAMPS

Check online for availability.

Junior Day Camp * Formerly Hug-A-Tree Ages: 5-7 by Sept. 30, 2015 Monday-Friday, Brown’s Chapel, 1575 Brown’s Chapel Road Full-Day: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $348 (session 1 prorated) $390 (session 1 prorated) $385 (session 2-4) $435 (session 2-4) Camp shirts: $10/shirt, Required daily. Transportation: Available – See page 71. Extended Care: Available – See page 71. Staff Ratio: At least 1 staff member for every 6 campers

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

Pirates Treasures

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

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

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

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

Adventure Awaits

Water, Water Everywhere

Session 4: August 10-21

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

Session 3: July 27-August 7

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

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

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CAMPS

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

Camp shirts: $10/shirt, Required daily. Transportation: Available – See page 71. Extended Care: Available – See page 71. Staff Ratio: At least 1 staff member for every 6 campers

PRICES ARE LISTED FOR BOTH

This camp celebrates the team-building and confidenceboosting potential of sports for kids of all abilities. The Sportsters Camp is a fun-filled sports camp that brings boys and girls together to practice and play in a positive and nurturing environment. Campers will be divided up into groups based on their age and ability. They’ll never get bored learning and playing a variety of sports each day. Field trips to the RA pools and classic summer camp activities will also be mixed in to give your Sportster a true camp experience. Sportsters is located at beautiful Lake Anne Park, featuring a multipurpose court, practice wall, tennis courts, sand volleyball pit, spray fountain, playground and pavilion, just minutes from baseball and soccer fields.

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POP Golf Camp Ages: 5-12 by Sept. 30, 2015 Half Day: 9 a.m.-Noon Monday- Friday, Lake Newport Pool Session 3B: August 3-7 Session 4A: August 10-14 Session 4B: August 17-21 $175 $200 Transportation: Not Available

and youth players with our SNAG Golf Trail, and we have taken the most popular activity for kids (Miniature Golf/PuttPutt) and put our own spin on it with our Goofy Golf Course. The combination is a hole in one! Required equipment: No golf equipment needed. Please bring water and a snack to camp each day in a labeled cooler or bag, and sneakers are preferred.

Extended Care: Not Available Staff Ratio: At least 1 staff member for every 7 campers

This new summer camp is in partnership with POP Golf. They introduce the wonderful game of golf to children will be taught a variety of skills: Grip, Stance, Aim, Swing, and Putting. Players will “walk the course” to test their skills on the “SNAG Golf Trail” and the “Goofy Golf PuttPutt Course.” We have taken the fastest growing game in the world (GOLF) and made it “ready to use” for all beginners

Brought to you in partnership with POP Golf.

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

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

Micro World

Creature Features

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

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

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

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Session 4A: August 10-14

Predators & Prey

Water Wonders

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

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

Session 2B: July 20-24

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Session 4B: August 17-21

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

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Youth Triathlon Camp Ages: 7-12 by Dec 31, 2015 Monday-Friday All Sessions Half Day at Both Locations: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. $260 $290 Session 2B: July 20-24 Dogwood Pool, 2460 Green Range Road Session 3A: July 27-31 Session 3B: August 3-7 Session 4A: August 10-14 Autumnwood Pool, 11950 Walnut branch Road Transportation: Not Available Extended Care: Not Available Staff Ratio: At least 1 staff member for every 16 campers

PRICES ARE LISTED FOR BOTH

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Practice basic swim, bike, and run skills, drills and techniques Learn about USA Triathlon rules and regulations for racing triathlon Become a USA Triathlon Annual Member Practice transition skills and techniques Learn about safety as it pertains to daily workouts as well as races

Tri Team Xcel’s (TTX) youth triathlon camp is designed for beginner and intermediate youth triathletes. With youth triathlon becoming more popular and the NCAA now offering college scholarships to women in the sport, it’s more important than ever before to give our local athletes a jump on the competition.

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Our youth camp will focus on introducing athletes to the sport of triathlon in a positive, safe, and fun environment. We focus on a supportive and motivating atmosphere which emphasizes good sportsmanship and teamwork where each athlete will be empowered to strive to be their best self.

Enroll today to train for one of these local upcoming Kids Triathlons. 8/2 Reston Kids Triathlon at www.restonkidstri.org 9/30 Herndon Kids Triathlon at www.Herndon-va.gov/ click on parks and recreation

Requirements: Athlete must be able to swim one length of the pool without stopping and ride a bike without the use of training wheels. Equipment Needed: Bike without training wheels, bike helmet, swim goggles, modest swimsuit, swim cap, close-toed running shoes, sunscreen. Please bring water and a snack to camp each day in a labeled cooler or bag.

Brought to you in partnership with Tri Team Xcel.

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

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

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

SPORT OPTIONS

Skateboarding

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

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

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

Bike Riding

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

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

Inline Skating

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

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

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

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

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

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

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CAMPS

Check online for availability.

Day Camp Ages: 7-11 by Sept. 30, 2015 Monday-Friday, Brown’s Chapel, 1575 Brown’s Chapel Road Full-Day: 8:45 a.m.-4 p.m. $352 (session 1 prorated) $396 (session 1 prorated) $390 (session 2-4) $440 (session 2-4) $200 (session 5-6) $225 (session 5-6) Camp Shirts: $10/shirt, Required daily. Transportation: Available – See page 71. Extended Care: Available – See page 71. Staff Ratio: At least 1 staff member for every 6 campers

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Special Interest Activities

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

Campers will create their own tribes, rain sticks, and compete with other tribe, as they enjoy a daily dose of fun group games, sports and fitness, music and arts and crafts.

Spirit Games

Session 2: July 13-24

Campers have the opportunity to participate in special interest activities such as music, drama or nature, or for an additional fee: Soccer Lessons: $60 for 5 lessons. 30 minute lesson by Reston Soccer Association. Swim Lessons: $70/85 Monday-Thursday both weeks for a 40-minute lesson. Tennis Lessons: $80 Monday-Thursday both weeks for a 40-minute lesson.

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Tribal Traditions

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

Medieval Mischief

Session 3: July 27-August 7

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

Water Explosion

Session 4: August 10-21

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

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

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

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

Come join your friends as we take part in the classic outdoor games such as limbo, corn hole, ice cream sandwiches, capture the flag, Tug-of-War, sack races, relay races that you won't want to miss, and much more.

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

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CAMPS

Check online for availability.

Teen Camp Ages: 11-14 by Sept. 30, 2015 Monday-Friday, Glade Room, 11550 Glade Drive, above Glade Pool bathhouse Full-Day: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (Plus one extended day for a road trip, estimated dismissal time 10 p.m.) $405 (session 1 prorated) $450 (session 1 prorated) $450 (session 2-4) $500 (session 2-4) Transportation: Available – See Page xx. (Note: On extended road trip days, parent must pick up campers.) Extended Care: Available – See page 71. Staff Ratio: At least 1 staff member for every 7 campers

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

The Great Summer Hunt

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

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

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And The Winner Is…

Staying Cool…

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

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

Session 2: July 13-24

Road Trip

Session 4: August 10-21

Session 3: July 27-August 7

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

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

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CAMPS

Junior Lifeguarding and Seal Team Age: 11-14 by Sept. 30, 2015 Session: July 13-17 Session: August 3-7 Monday-Friday, Golf Course Island Pool, 11301 Links Drive (Except Wednesdays at RA HQ) Full-Day: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $250 $300 Transportation: Not available Extended Care: ƒƒ Campers may arrive as early as 8:30 a.m. ƒƒ M/T/R/F campers may stay at Golf Course Island pool until closing with prior waiver from parent/ guardian Staff Ratio: At least 1 staff member for every 6 campers

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

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

Seal Team

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

Courses and camps are led by Frank Wilson, Master Scuba Diving Trainer with the Professional Association of Diving Instructors, who can be reached at 571-437-5189 or deep_blue_scuba@excite.com for further details or to request a registration packet.

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

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

www.deep-blue-scuba.com

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

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

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Transportation: Available

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

Our Applicants

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

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

We can’t wait to meet you.

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

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

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CAMPS

Camp Registration Camp Calendar

May 1 Camp balances are due. June 1 Camper forms are due. Last day for refunds.

Sessions

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

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Minimum age requirements must be met by Sept. 30, 2015. Maximum age requirements must be met by the first day of each session. Maximum staff-to-camper ratio is 1 to 7.

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

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

Transportation

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

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Van transportation is available within RA boundaries only.

Transportation is available for all camps with the following exceptions: ƒƒ Morning only transportation (to camp) is available for Sportsters and AM Junior Day Camp. ƒƒ Afternoon only transportation (from camp) is available for PM Junior Day Camp. ƒƒ No transportation for Nature Tots, Walker’s Rangers, Camp on Wheels or Junior Lifeguarding. ƒƒ Campers may be picked up and dropped off at two different locations. Locations must remain the same throughout the session. ƒƒ Pick Up/Drop Off locations must be a home, place of employment or day care provider.

Extended Care

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

Extended Care is provided at our Brown’s Chapel facility. AM Extended Care is available for all camps, except Nature Tots, Walker’s Rangers, Camp on Wheels and Junior Lifeguarding. PM Extended Care is available for all camps except Nature Tots, Walker’s Rangers, Camp on Wheels, Sportsters and Junior Lifeguarding. RA will transport campers to their appropriate camp in the morning and from camp to Extended Care in the afternoons as needed. These campers will ride the same vans that provide AM and PM transportation from and to private residences and workplaces within RA boundaries. If your child attends Science Camp or Teen Camp, please drop them off at Extended Care by 8:15 a.m., and pick them up no earlier than 4:15 p.m. These recommended times are subject to change. Extended Care activities are less structured and more independent than regular camp activities. They may include cards, board games, crafts, reading, videos, etc. A snack and drink will be served.

Camp Shirts

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

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Reston Reston is a community

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

Walker Nature Center

Environmental Volunteers

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

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

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

HOURS MONDAY, WEDNESDAY – FRIDAY

9 a.m.-5 p.m.

TUESDAY Closed SATURDAY

10 a.m.-1 p.m.

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

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Spring Festival Volunteers Help out at the Nature Center Festival, May 2, 1-5 p.m., see page 75. Clean the Bay Day Help clean up Reston’s lakes, June 6, 10 a.m.-Noon, see page 113. Great American Dip-In Help monitor the transparency of our lakes and ponds, June 28-July 20, see page 81. Storm Drain Marking Help mark storm drains that flow to local streams and the Bay, see page 113. Habitat Heroes Help protect native plants in our natural areas, see page 112.


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

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

Nature House Multipurpose Room

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

Nature Center Pavilion

576-square-foot pavilion with picnic tables and bench seating in a beautiful woodland setting. Parking and restroom access. RA Member or Reston not-for-profit fee $25/hr. Non-member or Non-Reston not-for-profit fee $35/hr. For profit/corporate fee $55/hr.

Campfire Ring

Campfire pit with bench seating, small pavilion and picnic tables. Roadside parking. No restroom. Renters must supply their own wood and water to extinguish the fire. RA Member or Reston not-for-profit fee $15/hr. Non-member or Non-Reston not-for-profit fee $20/hr. For profit/corporate fee $25/hr. For details and reservations, call 703-476-9689 and press 3 or email naturecenter@reston.org. WWW.RESTON.ORG | SUMMER 2015

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All Ages

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

Mother's Day Tea Party Saturday, May 9,10:30-11:30 a.m.Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive. Reserve by May 6. $7/person $9/person

In honor of Mother’s Day, bring your mom to a delightful morning at the Nature Center. Sip tea or juice and sample a variety of pastries and fruits. Make a bouquet of paper flowers for mom to display on her special day. Take a stroll through the gardens to look for spring-blooming wildflowers.

Solar Oven Workshop

Sunday, June 7, 2-4 p.m. Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive. Reserve by June 4. $7/person RA or RCC $9/person

For adults and children ages 10 and older. Solar ovens use sunlight to slow cook or warm foods without electricity or other fuel sources. Join us for a solar cooking demonstration, and build a simple oven to take home for your yard or next camping trip. All supplies and recipes provided. Co-sponsored by Reston Community Center.

Bushels of Beetles

Saturday, June 13, 11 a.m.Noon.Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive. Reserve by June 10. $6/person $8/person

Beetles are the largest group of insects, and they come in a dazzling array of sizes, shapes and colors. Meet live beetles and decorate your own bug box to take home. Go on a short hike to discover the different places where beetles live.

Owl Prowl

Thursday, June 18, 7-8:30 p.m. Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive. Reserve by June 15. $7/person $9/ person

Meet a wildlife rehabilitator from the Raptor Conservancy to view live owls native to Virginia. Afterwards prowl trails along The Glade Stream Valley in search of resident owls.

Fishing with Fathers

Saturday, June 20, 10:30 a.m.Noon.Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive. Reserve by June 17. $7/person $9/person

Take Dad fishing to celebrate Father's Day. Join us at Lake Audubon to 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. virginia.gov

Explore Lake Anne by Canoe/Kayak

For adults and children ages 10 and older. Friday, June 26, 6:30-8 p.m. Reserve by June 23. OR Saturday, August 8, 10-11:30 a.m. Reserve by August 5. Meet at the Lake Anne Public Boat Docks — Washington Plaza in the Lake Anne Village Center. $6/person RA or RCC members, $8/person

Explore Lake Anne from a different perspective. Paddling is a leisurely and enjoyable way of getting up close to waterfowl, fish and turtles that seem far away from shore. Learn about lake ecology and what you can do to help the lake and its aquatic wildlife. Co-sponsored by Reston Historic Trust and Reston Community Center.

Fireflies in July

Friday, July 10, 7:30-9 p.m. Brown's Chapel. 1575 Brown’s Chapel Road. Reserve by July 7. $7/person $9/person

Fireflies, or lightning bugs, are insects that produce their own light. Discover what makes them glow and why they want to be seen in the darkness. Find out what they eat, how they grow and where they live. Take a short hike in search of flashing fireflies and make a glowing craft.

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

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Fun for All Ages Free

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

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

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All Ages

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

The Art of Camouflage Saturday, July 18, 11 a.m.Noon.Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive. Reserve by July 15. $5/person $7/person

Some animals simply blend in, while others take camouflage to amazing levels. From green-colored frogs and bugs blending into the undergrowth to moths that resemble bird droppings, there are amazing examples of camouflage right under our noses. Explore the gardens and trails in search of hidden critters.

Noisy Nature Campfire Friday, July 31, 7-8:30 p.m. WNC Campfire Ring — On Soapstone Drive, between Glade Drive and Lawyers Road. Reserve by July 28. $7/person $9/person

What do crickets, katydids, treefrogs, and owls have in common? They make a lot of noise at night! Discover how they make their sounds, and what all that noise is really for. Enjoy songs, stories and a snack by firelight while we listen for these nocturnal noise-makers.

Family Geocaching

For adults and children ages 10 and older. Saturday, August 15, 11 a.m.12:30 p.m.Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive. Reserve by August 12. $6/person RA or RCC members $8/person

Geocaching is high tech treasure hunting using a handheld GPS unit to find hidden containers. Bring your GPS device or borrow one of ours. There will be a quick lesson, then you will hit the trails in search of caches (treasures) on the Nature Center property. Each cache will include a green living tip for your family. Find all the caches and collect an ecofriendly prize. Co-sponsored by Reston Community Center.

Nature programs may be cancelled in the event of severe weather, severe weather

Moths by Moonlight

Thursday, August 20, 8-9:30 p.m.Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive. Reserve by August 17. $5/person $7/person

Moths are nocturnal insects that are important as pollinators and as a source of food for many animals. See moths at night by use of a light trap and white sheet setup. Learn how to distinguish moths from butterflies, why moths are ecologically important, and how many different shapes and colors they can be.

Campfire Fun

Friday, August 28, 7-8:30 p.m. WNC Campfire Ring — On Soapstone Drive, between Glade Drive and Lawyers Road. Reserve by August 25. $7/person $9/person

Summer is winding down. What better way to end the season than around a crackling campfire. Sing songs, tell jokes, play games and roast marshmallows during this evening of old fashioned fun.

Stream Slosh

Saturday, August 22, 10:30 a.m.-Noon.Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive. Reserve by August 19. $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.

warnings, or low enrollment. Advance Explore Lake Anne byreservations are required for all fee-based programs. Call 703-476-9689 and press 5 or email naturecenter@reston.org. Canoe/Kayak PRICES ARE LISTED FOR BOTH

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Babes in the Woods

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

Slimy Salamanders

Monday, May 11 or Tuesday, May 12, 10-11 a.m.Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive. Reserve by May 6. $7/child $9/child

Salamanders look like lizards, but they are actually amphibians with moist skin. Get your hands messy while learning how this slimy skin protects them. Enjoy a snack while reading "The Salamander Room," by Anne Mazer. Go on a short hike to discover where salamanders live and what they eat.

Daring Dragonflies

Monday, June 8 or Tuesday, June 9, 10-11 a.m.Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive. Reserve by June 3. $7/child $9/child

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

Box Turtles

Critters in the Creek

Monday, August 3 or Tuesday, August 4, 10-11 a.m. Buttermilk Creek Nature Trail, 11032 Ring Road, park at Uplands Pool. Reserve by July 29. $5/child $7/child

Search the cool waters of Buttermilk Creek 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.

Monday, July 6 or Tuesday, July 7, 10-11 a.m. Hunters Woods Pavilion, 2501 Reston Parkway, park at Hunters Woods Pool. Reserve by July 1. $7/child $9/child

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 (http://www. virginiaherpetologicalsociety.com), scroll down on the left to “Box Turtle Reporting” and fill out the form.

Meet the Nature Center’s box turtle up close. Learn why they are called "box" turtles, what they eat and where they live. Make a turtle craft to take home. Enjoy a snack while reading "Box Turtle at Long Pond," by William T. George.

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MONITOR BOX TURTLES

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.

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Preschool Happenings

Attention Scout Leaders

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

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

Make a Date with a Naturalist to...

Who Lives In Our Pond?

Lead a fun and educational program in an achievement area such as: Fun, Feathers and Ferns, Into the Wild, Into the Woods, Wildlife, Eco-action, Earth Connections, Earth is Our Home, Earth and Sky, Water Everywhere, Senses, Animals and more.

The pond is an important source of water for wildlife. Discover the many animals that live, hunt, swim, and drink there. Search the pond for dragonflies, frogs, watersnakes, aquatic insects and more.

$5/person (min. charge $50), charge $70)

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Tuesday, May 19, 10-11 a.m. or 1:30-2:30 p.m.Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive. Reserve by May 15. $5/child $7/child

Sensational Senses

Saturday, July 25, 10:30-11:30 a.m.Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive. Reserve by July 22. $6/child $8/ child

Bring your nature tools with you to explore life along the trails. Smell a fragrant flower, touch smooth moss, and listen for the birds and bees. See if you can find the colors of the rainbow and use your tastebuds on a tasty snack. Be prepared for a sensational experience.

Knee Deep in a Creek

Thursday, August 13, 10-11 a.m. or 1:30-2:30 p.m.WNC Campfire Ring, On Soapstone Drive, between Glade Drive and Lawyers Road. Reserve by August 10. $5/child $7/child

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

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Invertebrate Institute Ages 5-12

How to participate: First, pick up your Invertebrate Institute ID card at Nature House on kick-off day. If you miss the kick off, you can get a card at the welcome desk after May 17. Then, join us for fun and exciting programs about invertebrates May through August. Attend four programs by the end of summer to earn your graduation button, plus an invitation to a free invertebrate program in September.

Lead a Campfire Fun or Campfire Cookery program.

$6/person (min. charge $60), charge $80)

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The Campfire Ring can also be rented for self-use.You bring the wood and the water. Rental Fee: $15/hr. $20/hr.

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Lead a Community Service Project with your group. FREE.

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Open House Kick Off

Sunday, May 17, 1-4 p.m.,Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.

Drop in to see insect and invertebrate displays. Bring in pictures of bugs you want to identify. Play invertebrate games. Pick up your Invertebrate Institute ID card and a list of qualifying programs.

Invertebrates are Everywhere! (Optional first program) Sunday, May 17, 2-3 p.m. Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive. Reserve by May 14. $5/child $7/child

Discover the variety of habitats invertebrates can live in from trees to ponds to the soil under our feet. Explore the amazing adaptations of these creatures without backbones.

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Children’s Programs

Ages 5-12. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Walking Stick Workshop

Friday, June 12, 7-8 p.m.Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive. Reserve by June 9. $7/child $9/child

School’s almost 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 included.

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

Nature Detectives

New! Reston’s Reptiles

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

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

Ages 3-7

Kids Outdoors

Ages 7-10. Wednesday, August 26, 9 a.m.-Noon. Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive. Reserve by August 21. $15/ child $20/child

Parents: Drop off your child for a morning jam-packed with outdoor fun. We will pick up where camp ended with fun and exciting outdoor activities. Kids: Discover the world of invertebrates! Search for aquatic invertebrates, tadpoles, and minnows in a cool stream. Explore the life cycle of insects through a geocache trail. Finish with a campfire and a traditional campfire treat.

Ages 3-9

Dinosaurs Ages 3-9

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

Nature Crafts

How to Book • • • •

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

$175/RA member $200/Non-members Call 703-476-9689 and press 3 or email naturecenter@reston.org.

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 crafts, bird feeders and beads.

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Adult Programs 16 years to adult

Wild Edibles

Sunday, May 3, 1:30-4 p.m. Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive. Reserve by April 30. $7/person $9/ person

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, and harvest some to take home. Guest Speaker: Lori Thomas.

Rain Barrel Workshop

Saturday, May 16, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive. Reserve by May 12. $55 per barrel (Limit 2 per household.)

Nature Walk: Sunset at Sunrise Valley Wetlands

Thursday, May 7, 7-8 p.m. Sunrise Valley Wetlands, 12700 Sunrise Valley Drive Drive. Park on the left (west) side of the office building. Reserve by May 4.

Sunrise Valley Wetlands is an aquatic jewel on the border of Reston and Herndon. Twilight is a time of transition as diurnal animals shelter for the evening, while nocturnal animals begin their nighttime activities. Enjoy a leisurely stroll through the wetlands as we try to catch glimpses of nature’s "shiftchange." Co-sponsored by Reston Historic Trust.

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.

Environmental Film: Farmageddon

Wine Tasting at Nature House

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

Ages 55 and older. See page 93 for more info.

Friday, May 22, 7-9 p.m. Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive. Reserve by May 19. $5 suggested donation

Friday, May 29, 4-6 p.m. Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive. $10/person $14/person

Native Plants as Herbal Remedies

Sunday, June 14, 1:30-3 p.m. Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive. Reserve by June 11. $7/person $9/ person

Many native plants have been recognized for therapeutic properties. Explore some traditional uses as well as some modern day research. Guest Speaker: Lori Thomas.

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Saturday, June 27,10 a.m.-1 p.m.Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive. Reserve by June 24. $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.

Home Food Preservation

Tuesday, July 14, 7-8:30 p.m. Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive. Reserve by July 11. $5/person RA or RCC $7/person

Learn to preserve your garden’s bounty at this introductory class, covering a variety of 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 procedure for filling jars and ample time for questions. Guest Speaker: Katie Strong of the Virginia Cooperative Extension. Co-sponsored by Reston Community Center.

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Summer Shorts Film Fest

Friday, August 7, 7-9 p.m. Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive. Reserve by August 4. $5 suggested donation

Temperatures are hot outside, so join us inside for some of the coolest short films that shed new light on environmental topics in concise, creative and quirky ways. Co-sponsored by Friends of Reston.

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Great North American Dip-In

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 volunteermonitored 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.

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Wildlife Classes and Counts Bird Class: An Introduction

Wednesday, June 3, 7-8:30 p.m.Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive, Reserve by June 1. $5/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.

Summer Bird Count

Saturday, June 6, 6:45 a.m.-Noon.Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive. Reserve by June 3.

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

Thursday, July 9, 7-8:30 p.m. Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive. Reserve by July 6. $5/free for count participants

Butterfly Count

Saturday, July 11, 9:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. 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.

Discover the colorful and diverse lives of Reston’s "flying flowers." Learn how to identify Reston’s common butterflies, and get a basic introduction to their life history. This class is a great way to prepare for the Reston Butterfly Count.

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Dragonfly Class: An Introduction

Thursday, July 16, 7-8:30 p.m. Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive. Reserve by July 13. $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. Learn to identify Reston’s common dragonflies, and get a basic introduction to their bizarre behavior and complex history.

Dragonfly Count

Sunday, July 19, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Bright Pond, Bright Pond Lane, park at the end of the cul-de-sac. Reserve by July 16.

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.

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 www.facebook.com/ walkernaturecenter


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Bird Walks

Brush Chipping

16 years to adult. No reservations required.

Beginning and expert birders are invited to search for birds in some of Reston’s most beautiful natural areas. We 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. For dates and locations of the summer bird walks, contact naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689 and press 5.

Dispose of Brush

Early May Bird Walk: Stratton Woods Park

Sunday, May 10, 7:30-10:30 a.m. 2431 Fox Mill Road Leaders: Jay & Carol Hadlock

Late May Bird Walk: Glade Stream Valley/ Sapsucker Woods

July Bird Walk: Twin Branches Nature Trail

Sunday, May 31, 7:30-10:30 a.m. Park at Glade Pool, 11550 Glade Drive Leaders: Jay & Carol Hadlock

Sunday, July 12, 7:30-10:30 a.m. Park on Glade Drive near the intersection with Twin Branches Road Leader: Jenny Vick

June Bird Walk: Lower Glade Stream Valley

August Bird Walk: Lower Glade Stream Valley

Sunday, June 14, 7:30-10:30 a.m. Park on Glade Drive near Twin Branches Road Leaders: Joanne & David Bauer

Free

Sunday, August 9, 7:30-10:30 a.m. Park on Glade Drive near Twin Branches Road Leader: Joanne & David Bauer

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

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

Chipping Dates & Sites May 16-17 Lake Audubon Pool June 20-21 Central Services Facility July 18-19 Lake Audubon Pool August 15-16 Central Services Facility

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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.

Banned Invasive Plants

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

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.

Adopt-A-Bench

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

Pathway/ Recreation Facility Benches

Tennis Benches Donation Amount: $235

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

Donation Amount: $850

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

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

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Adopt a Recycling Bin Donation Amount: $800

Help Reston increase recycling in the community. Attractive recycling bins are needed at Reston’s tennis courts. Select the court of your choice. Reston Association will manage the recyclables. The bins are made of 100% recycled plastic lumber, fastened to a sturdy, recycled, cast-aluminum frame. The cost includes an engraved plaque if desired. Make checks payable to Friends of Reston and write “Adopt-A-Recycling Bin” in the memo section. Mail to: Friends of Reston, 11450 Glade Drive, Reston VA 20191. For more information, contact CSFstaff@reston. org or call 703-437-7658.


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Invasive Plant Removal Day

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

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Children Events

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Pretty in Pink Princess Party

Ages 2-5. Thursday, July 30, 10:30-11:30 a.m. North Hills Pavilion, 1325 North Village Road. $8 $12

Payment due at the event. Hear Yee, Hear Yee! By Royal Proclamation, you are hear-by invited to Reston Association's very first Pretty in Pink Princess Party. Join us for a morning full of royal endeavors followed by a tea party luncheon. All princesses from kingdoms not so far away are encouraged to dress up as their favorite princess. This program is cancelled in the event of rain. Registration is required. Contact events@reston.org or call 703435-6571 for more information.

Teddy Bear Picnics

Ages 3-5. Dates:Wednesday, June 3, Thursday, July 9, 11 a.m.-Noon. North Hills Pavilion, 1325 North Village Road. $5 $8

Payment due at the event. 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 is required.

It’s a Pirate Parrrrty

Ages 3-5. Tuesday, June 23, 11 a.m.Noon. North Hills Pavilion, 1325 North Village Road. $5 $8

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

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Bruno’s Barnyard Bash

Ages 3-6. Tuesday, June 30 (rain date July 2nd), 10 a.m.-Noon. North Hills Pavilion, 1325 North Village Road. $8 per child & $4 per adult $12 per child $6 per adult

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, a petting zoo, games, delicious food, and plenty of photo opportunities. It’ll be something to “crow” about! Hot dogs, tater salad, watermelon, drinks and dessert will be provided. Registration is required. Registration form can be found on our website at www.reston.org. You must cancel 72 hours in advance to receive a refund. Contact events@reston.org or call 703435-6571 for more information.

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

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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All Ages

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

Washington Nationals vs. Chicago Cubs Saturday, June 6 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Bus pick-up location: Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive. $40 $45

Washington Nationals vs. Chicago Cubs

Join us for a chartered bus trip to Nationals Park to see The Nats play the Cubs. Seats are undercover in section 416. You are welcome to bring food and drink for the bus ride. Registration is required. All sales are final. Registration form can be found on our website at www.reston.org.

Reston Presents… Remembering the Great War

Monday, June 8, 7-9 p.m. 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 explores how our memories and understanding of war are shaped by music, literature, and film. Begun in idealism, the brutality of the first mechanized war shocked the nations and inspired some of the most acclaimed literature and music of the 20th century. With readings, film clips, and narration, this program looks at the human experience of the events that continue to shape our history. Presented by historian Dr. Harry Butowsky and Dr. Sandra O'Connell, authors of "An American Family

in World War II." This program is for educational purposes only. There will be no solicitation or obligations of attendees. Registration is required.

School's Out for Summer Pool Party

Friday, June 19, 4-7 p.m. (food served at 5 p.m.) Golf Course Island Pool, 11301 Links Drive

Come to the Hawaiian-themed pool party to celebrate the end of school. There will be a DJ and a cookout to include hamburgers, hotdogs, drinks & dessert. Be sure to wear your Hawaiian print shirts and swim suits. Co-sponsored by Reston Community Center.

July 4th Celebration

Saturday, July 4, Noon-4 p.m. 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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Tour de Pools

Watch for our new Tour de Pools bike event coming in August — a late summer adventure by bike that will challenge participants to wind through the Reston trails, taking a dip in Reston pools along the way. We welcome new and experienced riders, families and individuals. Join the fun but don’t forget your helmet, water and sunscreen. Riders will meet at Lake Newport Pool. Contact pbac@reston.org for further information and to register.

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Reston Schools Connect for

Bike to School Day The competition starts May 6. A grass-roots coalition of Reston residents working with the Reston Association Pedestrian & Bicycling Advisory Committee (PBAC) have coordinated eight different schools to create a Reston-wide focus on National Bike to School Day on May 6. 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. Eight Reston elementary schools will have a friendly competition with eight Vienna elementary schools to see who has the most bikers on May 6. If you would like to get involved, contact pbac@reston.org, or contact the PTA representative at your local school.

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All Ages

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

Family Dive-In Movies

Are you looking for something different to do as a family? Then come join us for free pool-side movies! We will provide the popcorn and drinks, but don’t forget your favorite float. Movie titles will be advertised at the event location. These events are cancelled in the event of rain or threatening rain. Contact ashleigh@reston. org or call 703-435-6577 for more information or weather related cancellations. Thursday, June 25, 8:30 p.m. – until the movie is over. Lake Audubon Pool, 2070 Twin Branches Road Wednesday, July 1, 8:30 p.m. – until the movie is over. Tall Oaks Pool, 12025 North Shore Drive Tuesday, July 7, 8:30 p.m. – until the movie is over. North Hills Pool, 1325 North Village Road Thursday, July 23, 8:30 p.m. – until the movie is over. Newbridge Pool, 11718 Golf Course Square Wednesday, August 5, 8:30 p.m. – until the movie is over. Glade Pool, 11550 Glade Drive

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 703-4356577 for more information or weather-related cancellations. Thursday, June 4, 5-7 p.m. Hunters Woods Pool, 2501 Reston Parkway Wednesday, July 8, 5-7 p.m. Ridge Heights Pool, 11400 Ridge Heights Road Monday, August 3, 5-7 p.m. North Hills Pool, 1325 North Village Road

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 weatherrelated cancellations.

Wednesday, July 8, 7 p.m. – until ice cream is gone. Lake Newport Pool, 11601 Lake Newport Road Monday, July 20, 2 p.m. – until ice cream is gone. Shadowood Pool, 2201 Springwood Drive Monday, August 3, 2 p.m. – until ice cream is gone. Ridge Heights Pool, 11400 Ridge Heights Road

Tuesday, May 26, 4 p.m. – until ice cream is gone. Uplands Pool, 11032 Ring Road Tuesday, June 9, 4 p.m. – until ice cream is gone. Autumnwood Pool, 1601 Walnut Branch Road Friday, June 26, 2 p.m. – until ice cream is gone. Tall Oaks Pool, 12025 North Shore Drive Wednesday, July 1, 2 p.m. – until ice cream is gone. Dogwood Pool, 2460 Green Range Road

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Summer is hot, so come cool off at the pool and enjoy refreshing popsicles 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. Wednesday, May 27, 4 p.m. Lake Audubon Pool, 2070 Twin Branches Road Thursday, May 28, 7 p.m. Lake Newport Pool, 11601 Lake Newport Road

Wednesday, June 24, 2 p.m. Dogwood Pool, 2460 Green Range Road Tuesday, July 7, 2 p.m. Ridge Heights Pool, 11400 Ridge Heights Road Friday, July 10, 2 p.m. North Hills Pool, 1325 North Village Road Saturday, July 18, 5 p.m. Lake Newport Pool, 11601 Lake Newport Road Wednesday, July 22, 2 p.m. Uplands Pool, 11032 Ring Road

Tuesday, June 2, 6 p.m. Glade Pool, 11550 Glade Drive

Wednesday, July 29, 2 p.m. North Shore Pool, 11515 North Shore Drive

Friday, June 12, 4 p.m. Newbridge Pool, 11718 Golf Course Square

Saturday, August 1, 2 p.m. Tall Oaks Pool, Tall Oaks Pool, 12025 North Shore Drive

Monday, June 15, 6 p.m. Hunters Woods Pool, 2501 Reston Parkway

Thursday, August 6, 2 p.m. Shadowood Pool, 2201 Springwood Drive

Tuesday, June 16, 4 p.m. Lake Thoreau Pool, 2040 Upper Lakes Drive

Tuesday, August 11, 2 p.m. Autumnwood Pool, 1601 Walnut Branch Road

Monday, June 22, 2 p.m. Golf Course Island Pool, 11301 Links Drive

Wednesday, August 19, 4 p.m. Dogwood Pool, 2460 Green Range Road

Wednesday, September 16, 6 p.m. Ridge Heights Pool, 11400 Ridge Heights Road

Totally Trucks

Friday, August 7, ongoing from 9:30 a.m.-Noon. Reston Association’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 is required.

End of Summer Pool Party

Friday, August 21, 4-7 p.m. (food served at 5 p.m.) Dogwood Pool, 2460 Green Range Road

Come and have a last hurrah before school starts. The pool party will have food, entertainment and fun for the whole family. Co-sponsored by Reston Community Center. Contact ashleigh@reston.org or call 703-435-6577 for more information or weather-related cancellations.

Teen Event

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

Kings Dominion Trip

Saturday, August 15, 7 a.m.-11 p.m. Bus pick-up at Reston Community Center, 2310 Colts Neck Road. $40 $80.

Teens will spend the day with friends at Kings Dominion. Parents, please be advised that although this trip is chaperoned, participants will be on their own in the park but are required to check-in several times during the day. Trip fee includes admission, transportation, and trip coordinators. Participants must bring money for lunch and dinner. This trip is co-sponsored by Reston Association and Reston Community Center. For registration information, call RCC at 703-476-4500.

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Adult Events

Ages 17 years and older

Board Led Bike Ride

Explore Reston on Bike – South Reston

Saturday, May 9th, (rain date: May 10th) 9-10:30a.m.

Hot Tub Movies

RA invites all those who enjoy the latenight 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. Friday, June 5, 8:30 p.m. – until the movie is over. North Hills Pool, 1325 North Village Road Thursday, July 9, 8:30 p.m. – until the movie is over. Glade Pool, 11550 Glade Drive Wednesday, July 29, 8:30 p.m. – until the movie is over Hunters Woods Pool, 2501 Reston Parkway

Starting Point: the pond at Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive. Join some of Reston Association's Board of Directors, as well as members of the Pedestrian and Bicycle Advisory Committee (PBAC), for a bike tour around South Reston. The ride highlights South Reston paths and outdoor art. Riders must have the ability to keep up with a group averaging 12mph over a 1.5-hour ride, including multiple hills. The route includes Reston paths and secondary roads. Helmet required if under 15 years old. Participants must sign a waiver. Waivers will be available at the event or on www.reston.org. Registration is required as space is limited. Contact pbac@reston.org to register or for more information.

55+ Advisory Committee This committee, established by the Reston Association, is charged with developing and implementing programs to benefit Reston’s senior adults. If you have visited Reston Town Center’s theater recently to see a movie and enjoy coffee and pastries with friends, then you have seen the work of the Seniors Advisory Committee first-hand. We are looking for NEW ideas and FRESH perspectives. Give something back to your community by volunteering your time and join this active senior committee. Where: Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive When: 2nd Tuesday of each month from 2-3:30 p.m.

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Senior Movie Day

Wednesdays; May 27,“The Theory of Everything” June 24, “TBD” July 22, “TBD” Time: Doors open at 9:15 a.m. Showtime is at 10 a.m. Bow Tie Cinemas, Reston

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.

Blind Curves — One Woman’s Unusual Journey

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

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

Wine Tasting at Nature House

Friday, May 29, 4-6 p.m. 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 cheese and crackers. The evening includes a tour of the Nature Center's gardens and ADA accessible trail. Look for spring wildflowers, as well as birds and insects that are sampling their own sweet ambrosia. Registration is required.

Jigsaw Puzzle Event

Tuesday, June 2, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive. $10 $14

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

Learn to Navigate the Local Transit System

Wednesday, June 10 or Thursday, August 13, 10 a.m.1 p.m. Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive

Become familiar with the regional transit systems through an innovative transportation experience. Ride the MATT (Mobile Accessible Travel Training) bus, which is a handson learning experience. Learn “travel training” tips — by learning to read bus schedules and route maps, learning how to determine and pay fares, how to signal the driver to stop, as well as other bus travel skills. The bus will stop at the Silver Line Station, where participants will learn how to determine the fare and purchase Metrorail fare cards, load a provided SmarTrip card, read the rail system map and board the train to travel by rail. Registration is required.

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Ice Cream Senior Social

Thursday, June 11, 1:30-3 p.m. 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 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 is required.

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55+ Trips and Tours

Day Trip to New York City

Wednesday, May 20, 7 a.m.-11 p.m. Bus pick-up times & locations: 7 a.m. Hunters Woods Shopping Center (Ledo Pizza) 7:15 a.m. Lake Anne Plaza parking lot $46 $53

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, Kennedy Center and local places of interest. Join us as we have fun visiting the area’s hot spots. For upcoming trip dates, details and to get on our trip mailing list, contact ashleigh@reston.org or call 703-435-6577.

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 is required. Registration form can be found on our website at www.reston.org.

Photo of Shirley MacLaine in The Apartment@wikipedia.org

Join us for a chartered bus trip to the Music Center at Strathmore to see Academy Awardwinning actress, dancer and author Shirley MacLaine. She will tell you that she has lived many lifetimes — and goodness knows, just the one we’ve seen ourselves has been action-packed enough. She created dozens of unforgettable screen characters, from the sadder-but-wiser girl of The Apartment and Sweet Charity to the feisty old lady of Terms of Endearment, Steel Magnolias, and now, Downton Abbey. Now the 2013 Kennedy Center Honoree comes to Strathmore to share her life stories and speak her truth as a longtime advocate for civil rights and liberties, women’s rights and spiritual understanding — insightful, outspoken and outrageously entertaining. Registration is required. Registration form can be found on our website at www.reston.org.

Kennedy Center to see The Book of Mormon

Tuesday, August 4, 5:30-11 p.m. Bus pick-up times & locations: 5:30 p.m. Hunters Woods Shopping Center (Ledo Pizza) 5:45 p.m. Thoreau Place, 1951 Sagewood Lane 6 p.m. Lake Anne Plaza parking lot $92 $105 all sales are final.

Trip to the American Visionary Art Museum

Wednesday, July 15, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Bus pick-up times & locations: 8:30 a.m. Hunters Woods Shopping Center (Ledo Pizza) 8:45 a.m. Thoreau Place, 1951 Sagewood Lane 9:00 a.m. Lake Anne Plaza parking lot $28 $34

Join us for a chartered bus trip to the Kennedy Center to see The Book of Mormon, the musical. Nine 2011 Tony Awards say it's the Best Musical of the Year. Vogue says, "It's the funniest musical of all time." And the New York Times says, "It's the best musical of this century." Parental advisory for explicit language. Registration is required. Registration form can be found on our website at www.reston.org.

Join us for a chartered bus trip to this fun, interactive museum, located within walking distance to Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. This is the official national museum for self-taught, intuitive artistry. Since their opening in 1995, the museum has sought to promote the recognition of intuitive, self-reliant, creative contribution as both an important historic and an essential living piece of treasured human legacy. Don’t miss all three historic, renovated buildings that house wonders created by farmers, housewives, mechanics, retired folk, the disabled, the homeless, as well as the occasional neurosurgeon — all inspired by the fire within. Registration form can be found on our website at www.reston.org.

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Saturday, May 9, 6-11 p.m. (show begins at 8 p.m.) Bus pick-up times & locations: 6:00 p.m. Hunters Woods Shopping Center (Ledo Pizza) 6:15 p.m. Thoreau Place, 1951 Sagewood Lane 6:30 p.m. Lake Anne Plaza parking lot $51 $63 all sales are final.

The American Visionary Arts Museum@wikipedia.org

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Bike to Work Day

Reston Pit Stop Friday, May 15 6:30-9 a.m.

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

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

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Tennis 10 and Under Tennis is a whole new ball game. Balls,

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

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 29-July 11 Session 3: July 17-August 22 (No classes on July 4th weekend or Memorial Day weekend) Friday, 3-3:45 p.m., 3:45-4 p.m. Saturdays, 9-10:45 a.m., 10-10:45 a.m. North Shore Courts $98 $106

TENNIS BIRTHDAY PARTIES Let one of our professionallytrained tennis pros lead the group in fun-filled instructional activities. Group size can range from six to twelve children. You supply the refreshments and we will supply the courts for 90 minutes, racquets, balls, staff and a prize for each child, plus a free lesson for the birthday child, to be arranged at a later date. Call the tennis office at 703-4356502 to schedule.

Aces

Session 2: May 29-July 11 Session 3: July 17-August 22 (No classes on July 4th weekend or Memorial Day weekend)

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. Parents or guardians must be present and join in the fun.

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Once a week for six weeks Fridays, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Saturdays, 9-10 a.m., 10-11 a.m., Noon-1 p.m. North Shore Courts $102 $110

Aces II (ages 5-8)

Once a week for six weeks Mondays, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Fridays, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Saturdays, 11 a.m.-Noon, Noon-1 p.m. North Shore Courts $102 $110

Aces III (ages 6-9)

Once a week for six weeks Mondays, 5:30-6:30 p.m., 5:30-6:30 p.m. Saturdays, 11 a.m.-Noon North Shore Courts $102 $110

Fee: $190-$230, depending on size of the group. PRICES ARE LISTED FOR BOTH

Aces I (ages 5-7)

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

This class is for players with little or no tennis background. Twice a week for three weeks. Session 2: April 28-May 14 Session 3: May 19-June 4 Session 4: June 9-25 Session 6: June 30-July 16 Session 7: July 21-August 6 Session 8: August 11-27 Tuesday/Thursday, 5-6 p.m. Lake Newport $122 $130

Level One (ages 8-12)

This class is for players with little or no tennis background. Once a week for six weeks. Session 2: May 30-July 11 Session 3: July 18-August 29 (No classes on July 4th weekend or Memorial Day weekend) Saturday, 10-11 a.m., Autumnwood Courts Saturday, 11-Noon, Autumnwood Courts $122 $130

Level Two (ages 8-12) This class is for students who have taken Level One.

Level Two (ages 8-12) This class is for students who have taken Level One.

Once a week for six weeks. Session 2: May 30-July 11 Session 3 July 18-August 29 (No classes on July 4th weekend or Memorial Day weekend) Saturday, 9-10 a.m., Autumnwood Courts $122 $130

 

Teens will enjoy tennis with their peers and learn the fundamentals of tennis techniques and strokes. Emphasis is on fun, fitness and play. Class size limited to six.

Level One (ages 13-16)

This class is for players with little or no tennis background. Twice a week for three weeks. Session 2: April 27-May 14 Session 3: May 18-June 8 Session 4: June 15-July 2 Session 5: July 6-23 Session 6: August 4-13 Monday/Thursday, 6-7 p.m. Shadowood Courts $122 $130

Twice a week for three weeks. Session 2: April 27-May 13 Session 3: May 18-June 3 Session 4: June 8-June 24 Session 5: June 29-July 15 Session 6: July 20-August 5 Session 7: August 10-26 (No classes Memorial Day, Memorial Day) Monday/Wednesday, 5-6 p.m., Lake Newport Courts $122 $130

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Teen Tennis

Level Two (ages 13-16) This class is for students who have taken Level One.

Twice a week for three weeks. Session 2: April 27-May 14 Session 3: May 18-June 8 Session 4: June 15-July 2 Session 5: July 6-23 Session 6: August 4-13 Monday/Thursday, 7-8 p.m. Shadowood Courts $122 $130

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Level Two (ages 13-16) This class is for students who have taken Level One. Once a week for six weeks Session 2: May 23-July 11 Session 3: July 18-August 22 (No classes on July 4th Weekend) Saturday, Noon-1 p.m. $122 $130

Level Two (ages 13-16) This class is for students who have taken Level One. Once a week for six weeks Session 2: May 23-July 11 Session 3: July 18-August 22 (No classes on July 4th Weekend) Saturday, Noon-1 p.m. $122 $130

Level Three

Teenage players advancing beyond level two should contact the tennis office at 703-435-6502 for an evaluation.

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Futures This is RA’s highest level junior

class for ages eight to twelve years olds. Students must be able to rally with QuickStart green dot and regulation size tennis balls. Students should have experience playing matches in USTA leagues or sanctioned tournaments. This match play program will develop competitive skills for both singles and doubles under actual match conditions. Emphasis will be on strategy, conditioning and footwork. Players must be competitive to enter this program.

Futures I (ages 8-12) Orange dot ball with coach Chume Bertrand.

Meets once a week for six weeks. Session 2: May 19-June 23 Session 3: June 30-August 4 Tuesday, 5-6:30 p.m., Hook Road Courts $182 $190

Futures II (ages 8-12) Green dot ball with coach Chume Bertrand.

Meets once a week for six weeks. Session 2: May 20-June 24 Session 3: July 1-August 5 Wednesday, 5-6:30 p.m., Lake Newport Courts $182 $190

Futures III (ages 8-12) Regulation ball with coach Chume Bertrand.

Meets once a week for six weeks. Session 2: May 18-June 22 Session 3: June 29-August 3 (Memorial Day make-up class May 29) Monday, 5-6:30., Lake Newport Courts $182 $190

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Futures I (ages 8-12)

Orange dot ball with coach Rod Paolini. While this course will work on improving basic strokes, the emphasis will be on developing game tactics and strategy for match competition. There will be drills for footwork, shot preparation, and recovery. A third of every lesson will be devoted to match play. Meets twice a week for three weeks. Session 2: April 27-May 13 Session 3: May 18-June 3 Session 4: June 8-24 Session 5: June 29-July 15 Session 6: July 20-August 5 Session 7: August 10-26 (No classes Memorial Day, Memorial Day make-up class May 29) Monday/Wednesday, 5:306:30 p.m., Hook Road Courts $122 $130

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Junior Serve & Return 60-Foot Court

Practice with orange balls. Meets once a week for six weeks. Session 2: May 21-June 25 Session 3: July 2-August 6 Thursday, 6-7 p.m., Hook Road Courts $122 $130

Full Court

Practice with regulation balls. Meets once a week for six weeks. Session 2: May 21-June 25 Session 3: July 2-August 6 Thursday, 5-6 p.m., Hook Road Courts $122 $130

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, 2015 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, 18 Dates: Wednesdays, June 25-July 30 Matches: Start at 9 a.m. Practices: Mondays from 5-7 p.m. starting June 9, Hook Road. $60 $68

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JTT

High School Tennis Innovations Development Program

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

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

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Saturdays, 10U May 23-June 27 Sundays, 8U May 24-June 28

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.

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1. G o to website: http://tennislink.usta.com/TeamTennis/Main/Home. aspx 2. Click on “Register to Play” 3. Enter Team ID #: 3029262178 (10 and Under Intermediate) 3029262179 (8 and Under Open) Cost: $95

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

Ages 12-17 Meets twice a week for three weeks. Session 2: April 28-May 14 Session 3: May 19-June 4 Session 4: June 9-June 25 Session 5: June 29-July 16 Session 6: July 21-August 6 Session 7: August 11-27 Tuesday/Thursday, 4:30-6 p.m., Autumnwood Courts $182 $190

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Adult Tennis 17 years and older.

Beginners

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

Advanced Beginners

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

Intermediate

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

Beginners

Groups of three to five students meet with one instructor. Once a week for four weeks. Session 3: June 6-27 Session 4: July 11-Aug 1 (No classes on July 4th weekend) Session 5 : Aug 8-29 Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-Noon, Autumnwood Courts $132 $140

Beginners

Groups of three to five students meet with one instructor. Twice a week for three weeks. Session 2: April 27-May 14 Session 3: May 18-June 4 Session 4: June 15-July 2 Session 5: July 6-23 Session 6: July 27-August 13 Session 7: August 17-Sept. 3 (No classes Memorial Day, Memorial Day make-up class May 29) Tuesday/Thursday, 6-7 p.m., Lake Newport Monday/Wednesday, 8-9 p.m., Lake Newport $132 $140

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Advanced Beginners Advanced Beginners

Intermediates

Twice a week for three weeks. Session 2: April 27-May 14 Session 3: May18-June 8 Session 4: June 15-July 2 Session 5: July 6-July 23 Session 6: July 27-August 13 Session 7: August 17-Sept. 3 (No classes Memorial Day, Memorial Day make-up class May 29) Tuesday/Thursday, 7-8 p.m., Lake Newport Monday/Wednesday, 6-7 p.m., Lake Newport $132 $140

Twice a week for three weeks. Session 2: April 27-May 14 Session 3: May18-June 8 Session 4: June 15-July 2 Session 5: July 6-23 Session 6: July 27-August 13 Session 7: August 17-Sept. 3 (No classes Memorial Day, Memorial Day make-up class May 29) Tuesday/Thursday, 8-9 p.m., Lake Newport Monday/Wednesday, 7-8 p.m., Lake Newport $132 $140

Groups of three to five students meet with one instructor.

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Groups of three to five students meet with one instructor.

Groups of three to five students meet with one instructor. Once a week for four weeks. Session 3: June 6-27 Session 4: July 11-Aug 1 (No classes on July 4th weekend) Session 5: Aug 8-29 Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-Noon, Autumnwood Courts $132 $140

Intermediate

Once a week for four weeks. Session 3: June 3-27 Session 4: July 1-Aug. 1 (No classes July 4th weekend) Session 5: Aug 5-29 Wednesday, 7-8:30 p.m., Shadowood Courts Saturday, 9-10:30 a.m., Autumnwood Courts $132 $140

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RESTON ASSOCIATION PRO SHOP

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

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@BABOLAT

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Stroke of the Week 17 years and older.

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

TUES STROKE June 2 Forehands June 9 Backhands: one- and two-handed June 16 Approach shots June 23 Volleys and half volleys June 30 Overheads and lobs July 7 Doubles strategy July 14 Serves July 28 Serve and volley — attack the net THURS STROKE June 4 Serves June 11 Volleys and half volleys June 18 Serve and volley — attack the net June 25 Forehands July 2 Backhands: one- and two-handed July 9 Overheads and lobs July 16 Approach shots July 23 Doubles strategy

MURPHY JENSEN CLINIC

(No classes on Memorial Day Weekend)

Adult Serve and Return Groups of up to four students meet once a

Session 2: May 5-26 Session 3: June 2-23 Session 4: June 30-July 21 Session 5: July 28-August 18 Tuesday, 6-7 p.m. Shadowood $88 $90

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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.

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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.

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Drop-In Tennis

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

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

How it works: You must have your RA pass with you to participate. Bring a can of balls and your game. Doubles will be the format when people are waiting to play. Teams will play best of five games using NO-AD scoring. The winning team will stay on the same court but will split and no longer be partners. Losing team will slide to the next court down where a winning team will have split and will accept one player each. If the court next to you has not finished, you are asked to wait outside the court or on a bench. This format will continue until nobody is waiting to play. Once people are waiting to play, you are asked to go back to the five game NO-AD matches. Courts one and two should be used by players 3.5 and below when no line is present. Courts five and six should be used for 3.5 and above when no line is present. If court three has no lessons at 9 p.m., it will be reserved for dropin tennis. Call the tennis office at 703-435-6502 for details.

Raise A Racket for HEART Saturday, June 6

One-Day Round Robin Doubles Tournament Doubles can consist of Men, Women or Mixed Two divisions: 3.0-3.5 and 4.0-4.5

$30 per person

To register email juan@reston.org or call Juan at 703-435-6534. All entry fees go to our scholarship fund HEART. Please make checks payable to Friends of Reston (HEART Scholarship Fund)

Men's & Women's Singles & Doubles

Doubles Play: Saturday, Sept. 19 Singles Play: Sunday, Sept. 20 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

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

Registration: August 1 at www.restontennis.org More Info: http://www.restontennis.org/rally-for-a-cause-charity-tournament/tournamentinfo or email rally4acause@restontennis.org

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Adults Tennis Leagues 18 years and older.

Greater Washington Tennis League

This is a women’s competitive league. All levels of players are invited to join one of our teams in the Greater Washington Daytime Doubles Tennis League. League play occurs in the spring and fall. Reston Association sponsors four women’s teams in this league. Start Date: April 7 Teams: B-2, B-3, C-1, C-2 Women play at Lake Newport, Hook Road and Autumnwood on weekday mornings or travel to other area clubs. $19 *$21 *Non-members must purchase a RA tennis membership to participate.

Northern Virginia Tennis League

Men! Women! Seniors!... Play singles, doubles or mixed doubles in the Northern Virginia Tennis League. This league begins mid-May and continues through July. LOCATION: ƒƒ Men play at Lake Newport, Newbridge, Uplands, and travel to play against other clubs on Saturday mornings. ƒƒ Women play at Lake Newport, Autumnwood and Hook on weekday mornings and Tuesday evenings or travel to other area clubs, depending on the schedule. $19/person, RA residents, *$21/person, non-residents. *Non-residents must purchase a RA Tennis Membership to participate.

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Reston Team Tennis

Reston Team Tennis, formally known as World Team Tennis, is one of our most popular leagues. There are 24 teams that play on Wednesday and Thursday nights. This is a social, yet competitive league. Please call the tennis office at 703435-6502 if you would like to join a team or start your own. Non-residents must purchase an RA Tennis Membership to participate. FORMAT:

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Men’s and Women’s Singles, Men’s and Women’s Doubles and Mixed Doubles.

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

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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. 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. Lake Newport Tennis Courts $25/person $27/person

Senior Round Robin Ages: 55+

Still looking for competitive fun play? Join the senior interReston league. The format will be doubles. Session 2: June 5-July 10 (Rain date: July 17) Session 3: July 24-Aug. 28. Fridays, 9-11 a.m., Hook Road Courts. $17 for six weeks of play per person.

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THE 2015 US OPEN | THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 3 | 6 AM-11 PM

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 RA Tennis at tennis@reston. org or call 703-435-6502 for details about our same-day bus trip up to New York during the tournament’s first week for a day session on Thursday, September 3. Availability is limited, so contact us today. $175/RA members, $185/Non-members

Rally for Rally for HEART is a friendly women’s round robin.

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Join your fellow tennis players in a friendly round robin. We will have a raffle for prizes. Raffle tickets are $5 or five for $20. All raffle money, donations and entry fees will be donated to our scholarship fund HEART — Have Everyone Access Reston Tennis. Support the Cause and enjoy some FUN Tennis.

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RA Court Rules WHO MAY USE THE COURTS ƒƒ ƒƒ ƒƒ ƒƒ

eston Association Members R only with their membership cards. Guests must have a guest pass and be accompanied by the host member. Players must show membership cards and guest passes on the changeover. Reston Association instructors are the only persons permitted to give lessons on a fee-paying basis on RA courts.

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layers must place P membership card or key tag and racquet (or racquet cover) on numbered hook on courtside gates. Failure to display both racket or cover and membership card or key tag means court is not reserved. Players reserving courts must remain courtside while waiting to play. Players may not reserve courts while playing. One member may reserve a court to use a ball machine or ball hopper. Reston Association may reserve courts for lessons, tournaments, junior activity, league play and court rentals. Check our online calendar www.reston.org.

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

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

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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

TENNIS COURTS Lighted Courts

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

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

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3rd ANNUAL

SERVING FOR HEROES CHARITY OPEN

Presented by HURD I/T Communications Saturday and Sunday, July 25 - 26, 2015

Lake Newport Tennis Facility, 11452 Baron Cameron Avenue, Reston, VA 20194 USTA-sanctioned tennis tournament open to all USTA members The 3rd Annual Serving For Heroes Charity Open is a USTA-sanctioned tennis tournament open to all USTA members. Proceeds from the tournament will benefit Our Military Kids — a local nonprofit that provides tangible support to children of deployed and severely injured National Guard and Military Reserve personnel through grants for sports, fine arts, and tutoring here in the DC metro area. SIGN UP: Sign up online at http://tennislink.usta.com using USTA Tournament ID # 300025415 DEADLINE: Monday, July 20th at 11:59 PM Eastern Time. Please like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ServingForHeroesCharityOpen For questions, please contact the Tournament Director, Wilson Paine, at 865-803-8650 or by email at wilson.paine@gmail.com

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

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

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

MARK STEEDS Mark is a USPTA certified Tennis Professional. He specializes in adult group lessons. Mark also enjoys teaching private lessons to children and adults at all 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 Jess began teaching for Reston in 2005. She is s PTR certified instructor and is known for her passionate and high intensity attitude. She loves to work with upcoming juniors teaching them the tactical and mental aspects of the game. Jess recently competed and received a spot in the mixed doubles draw of the qualifying tournament in route to the US Open Grand Slam in 2014.

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

JIM ELDER Jim has an Elite Professional certification from the USPTA and chairs the USTA Mid-Atlantic Adult Ranking Committee. He is also the VP of Northern VA Tennis League, in charge of the 42 team men's division. In 2014, he was ranked #4 in MAS 65 singles.

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

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

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12001 Sunrise Valley Drive | Reston | Virginia | 20191 | www.reston.org

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GET INVOLVED | VOLUNTEER | COMMUNITY OUTREACH

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

The mission of Volunteer Reston is to enhance Reston Association’s services and programs by matching the varied talents of individuals and groups of all ages, interests and skill with a variety of engaging and challenging projects and endeavors. RA volunteers come from all walks of life and include high school, middle school and college students, retirees, scouts, individuals, families and businesses. Some of these volunteers have been involved in Reston for many years. They participate in one-time events, serve on the Board of Directors or advisory committees, while others return to the same events each year. Our volunteers all have one thing in common — they care about the Reston community.

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This past year's projects included cleaning our streams, lakes and natural areas; assisting at our trout fishing event; spending workdays at the Walker Nature Center; removing invasive plants, planting native species and monitoring streams.

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Projects 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 703-435-7986 or email habrock@reston.org.

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Do You Need Service Hours for School? Often times we find that individuals (such as middle and high school students) are required to perform a specified number of community service hours. If this is the case, then you may be able to complete up to 8 hours of community service by working one of our special events, such as festivals, Habitat Heroes, and watershed cleanups, to name a few. We cannot guarantee that you'll be able to complete all of the hours you need during one special event. Each special event will have a limited number of spots available for volunteers, so it is very important you notify us well in advance of your desire to work a special event. To volunteer or learn more about how you can get involved in Reston, you can call Ha Brock at 703-4357986, 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.


WE LOVE OUR VOLUNTEERS

Have you volunteered with RA? Please join us for a volunteer appreciation pool party. This is a family friendly event. Spend a nice evening with your fellow volunteers and staff. Enjoy food, music, door prizes and giveaways. Please RSVP by August 3 at: http://bit.ly/1LAFAb3 For more info, contact Ha Brock at 703-435-7986 or via email at 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 March through November, except August. You don’t need to be an expert to assist in protecting and restoring Reston’s woods. Our volunteering opportunities each month provide you with all the training you need to become an honorary Habitat Hero. We do a lot of invasive removal 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 restoration.

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

For all projects: Please wear long sleeves and long pants to protect against biting insects, thorns, and poison ivy. There is poison ivy at

all sites. Bring gardening gloves if you have them. RA will provide some tools, gloves, snacks and water.

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Saturday, June 27 10 a.m.-Noon Old Trail Drive Natural Area

The Heroes will challenge the invasive doublefile viburnum, a tall flowering shrub that has taken over a large portion of the natural area. Please join us this Saturday to cut out the tall shrub to make space for native plants. Meet between 2337 and 2339 Old Trail Drive. We will follow the wooden stairs down to the natural area. Look for the RA truck.

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Saturday, July 25 10 a.m.-Noon Oldfield Drive Natural Area

We will battle bush honeysuckle and garlic mustard surrounding the Oldfield tot-lot. We need help cutting back the large invasive bush honeysuckle that has taken over the woods and hidden its natural beauty. 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.

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Saturday, Sept. 26 10 a.m.-Noon Stones Throw Natural Area

The heavy vines of oriental bittersweet continue to strangle trees and take over shrubs in the natural area at Stone Throw Drive. Please help us eradicate this aggressive vine and liberate our native plants. Meet at the asphalt path near the intersection of Fieldview Drive and Stones Throw Drive, across the street from 11300 Stones Throw 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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Storm Drain Marking Project What can you do to protect our local streams, lakes and the Chesapeake Bay?

One way is to participate in the Storm Drain Marking Project. Our storm drains prevent flooding of roads and neighborhoods by carrying rain away from streets and sidewalks. Unlike water from our taps, water flowing into our storm drains is not treated. Storm drains connect directly to our streams and empty into our lakes. Trash, pet waste, motor oil, paint and other materials dumped or washed into storm drains pollute our watersheds and ultimately, the Chesapeake Bay. Markers on each storm drain remind all of us to keep storm drains and our streams clean. By contacting Nicki Bellezza, Reston Association’s watershed manager, you can be a part of the Storm Drain Marking Project. Since there are over 4,000 storm drains in Reston, many volunteers are needed to mark the storm drains and to help educate the community about the connection between the storm drains and our streams and lakes. Everybody is encouraged to participate. Many storm drains in Reston are on private roads. In order for volunteers to mark the drains, clusters need to grant permission first. Contact your local cluster board member and get your neighborhood involved today. To get your project started or for more information, contact Nicki Bellezza at 703-435-6560, Nicki@ reston.org. The Storm Drain Marking Project in Reston is sponsored by the Fairfax County Department of Public Works and Environmental Services, the Northern VA Soil and Water Conservation District, the Virginia Department of Transportation-Northern VA District, and Reston Association.

In conjuction with the 27th Annual Clean the Bay Day

Reston Lake Cleanup June 6, 10 a.m.-Noon MEETING LOCATIONS: Lake Audubon – Lake Audubon Pool at Twin Branches Road Lake Thoreau – Public access area at Ridge Heights and South Lakes Drive Lake Anne – Lake Anne Plaza dock

Join fellow boaters and lake enthusiasts on Saturday, June 6 for the 9th annual Lake Cleanup. We are looking for volunteers to get on their boats and to walk the shorelines of each lake to collect as much trash as possible. Supplies will be available at each lake. When You Pitch In, Reston Lakes Win. Please sign up by May 30. To signup, call: Ha Brock at 703-435-7986 or email habrock@reston.org.

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Team Building with a Difference Corporate Volunteer Program

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

Who We Are

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

Why Partner With Us

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

UNLIMITED OPPORTUNITIES

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

Boards & Committees

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

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES Special Project Donations

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

Habitat Heroes

Help restore Reston's natural areas by clearing invasive species and increasing biodiversity. Participate in a half-day or fullday event during the week or join a scheduled Saturday event March through November.

Annual Events

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

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

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

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RA Service Award 2015 Reston Association Volunteer of the Year — Mark Elder

Mark Elder has volunteered his time as a Tennis Instructor for the last two years. He fills the gaps and works interchangeably with RA staff instructors. He has shown superior ability to run group drills and work individually with class members that need special attention, especially when it comes to serving and ground strokes. He is also quite skilled at coaching tactics and point construction. He brings great credit to the Reston community and has helped make the High School Tennis Development Program such a showcase. The program was so popular by June 2014 that we decided to add a separate Junior Varsity Development program that filled up quickly. The High School Tennis Development Program is designed for elite junior players that already play at the varsity level for their schools or while in 7th or 8th grade have demonstrated the skill to play at the varsity level when they enter high school. A typical registration is between 16 to 20 children. The RA tennis staff instructors have been stretched so thin in an effort to maintain a 4 or 5 to 1 student-to-teacher ratio. Mark gives his time willingly, energetically and consistently to the youth tennis community. Given the nature of tennis instruction, with its life-long learning process, it is a journey — not a destination. Since Mark is a student of the game and a volunteer instructor, he keeps abreast of racquet technology and the latest Internet videos on all tennis strokes. Most importantly, he has filmed iPad videos of students including, side-by-side comparisons in slow motion with top professionals. To make this possible, he devotes a considerable amount of time off the court to edit and create these images. His efforts have clearly helped make RA’s elite junior programs first class. We are happy to announce Mark Elder as our 2015 Volunteer of the Year.

2015 Reston Association Volunteer Group of the Year — Senior Movie Day Volunteers (Laura & John Cole, Pat Coshland, Michelina Johnson, Kurt McJilton, Otto & Rosemarie Tubito)

This dynamic group of senior volunteers are the backbone of Senior Movie Day at Reston Town Center Bow Tie Cinemas every fourth Wednesday of each month. Laura & John Cole, Pat Coshland, Michelina Johnson, Kurt McJilton, Otto & Rosemarie Tubito serve coffee, orange juice, donuts, greet participants, arrive early to set up and stay after to help break down. Kurt reaches out to this group of volunteers each month to confirm their availability. These volunteers arrive before any of the 250-400 seniors to help unload the truck and set up the tables, food and registration area. If volunteers were not able to support this event, RA would have to pay staff to assist in this great community event for the seniors in Reston. This group puts in 150 hours annually and has been volunteering at Senior Movie Day since 2007. We would like to take this opportunity to thank them for their time, years of hard work and love for the Reston community!

Volunteer of the Year: Mark Elder

Volunteer Group of the Year: Senior Movie Day Volunteers (Laura & John Cole, Pat Coshland, Michelina Johnson, Kurt McJilton, Otto & Rosemarie Tubito)

2015 Reston Association Community Partner of the Year — Clarke

Reston Association is honored to have many corporations and businesses who provide volunteer support to our mission, including supporting our programs, staff, events and our community. Reston Association community partners share a passion for making a positive impact in the Reston community. Clarke’s tagline is “making communities around the world more livable, safe and comfortable.” Clarke employees monitor for mosquito larvae in Reston’s restored streams. While working in RA’s natural areas, Clarke employees take time out to help educate RA’s watershed staff on mosquito collection and identification. They love Reston so much that they have selected Reston three consecutive

Community Partner of the Year: Clarke years for their Annual Clarke Day of Caring, a day when employees world-wide give back to their communities. Over a dozen Clarke employees spent a full day getting deep into the woods to remove English ivy and other invasive plants, sloshed through streams and briars to clean up Reston’s natural areas of trash, and have been tremendous resources for RA staff on better managing our water resources to prevent mosquito larvae from growing. It is their

commitment to Reston and corporate volunteerism that makes them Reston Association’s Community Partner of the Year. Clarke is a global environmental products and services company. Our mission is to make communities around the world more livable, safe and comfortable. We do this by pioneering, developing and delivering environmentally responsible mosquito control and aquatic services to help prevent disease, control nuisances and create healthy waterways.

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BOARD & GOVERNANCE | ORGANIZATIONAL GOALS | DIRECTORS

BOARD ACTIONS DECEMBER 2014 – FEBRUARY 2015 December 18, 2014

ƒƒ Approved the proposed amendments to Committee Resolution 5; Board Advisory Committee, eliminating the Tennis Advisory Committee. ƒƒ Approved staff’s proposed testimony before the Fairfax County Planning Commission regarding the Association’s new Land Use Review Process as related to the Lake Anne Development Partners - Crescent Apartments/ Lake Anne Center Redevelopment project. ƒƒ Approved the preparation, execution, and recording of a Corrective Amendment to the Reston Deed, Article VI, Section VI.4(b). ƒƒ Rescinded the Board's decision of December 12, 2013 authorizing the construction of a bocce court on Reston Association Common Area located at Cabot’s Point Recreation Area and directed RA staff and the Parks & Recreation Advisory Committee to explore more practical and cost-effective approaches to bring bocce to Reston. ƒƒ Authorized the amendment of the 2015 Capital Budget to accommodate necessary project cost adjustments, including Ballfield renovations. ƒƒ Directed staff to: 1) recommend next steps to the Board of Directors as proposed by Reston Association’s Healthy Community Building Consultant Mark Fenton; 2) determine which, if not all, of the follow-up activities prescribed by Mark Fenton should be undertaken, along with a timeline and resources needed to move forward; and 3) consider the merits of establishing a new Multi-modal Transportation Advisory Committee,

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which would supplant the Association’s existing Transportation Advisory Committee and Pedestrian & Bicycling Advisory Committee.

January 22, 2015

ƒƒ Approved the 2015 Election Ballot Template and related materials as proposed by the Elections Committee. ƒƒ Appointed Intelliscan, Inc. as the Association’s Counting Agent and Inspector of Elections for purposes of Section 13.1847.1A of the Virginia Nonstock Corporation Act to receive and tabulate the 2015 election ballots and to certify the results to the Reston Association Elections Committee. ƒƒ Approved Fairfax 2015’s request on behalf of the World Police & Fire Games to use Lake Audubon, Lake Audubon Pool, and Reston Association pathways for various events during the 2015 World Police & Fire Games. ƒƒ Approved the action of sending the issue of purchasing the Tetra Property located at 11450 Baron Cameron Avenue, Reston, VA 20190 to referendum amongst Reston Association Category A and B Members. ƒƒ Adopted the proposed schedule for the conduct of the referendum. ƒƒ Appointed Intelliscan as the independent counting agent to receive and tabulate the results of the Tetra Property Purchase referendum. ƒƒ Authorized the CEO, in coordination with legal counsel, to negotiate a Letter of Intent (LOI) to be reviewed and approved by the Board during the Special Meeting to be held on Monday, February 9, 2015.

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ƒƒ Approved the third round drafts of the Board Operations Committee and Board Governance Committee proposals and moved to establish the new committees no later than May 2015. ƒƒ Approved the new proposed Land Use Resolution 2; Process for Considering Additions, Alterations and Improvements to Common Area as amended.

February 9, 2015

ƒƒ Authorized the CEO, in coordination with legal counsel, to finalize the letter of intent for the Tetra property based on the contractual terms discussed during executive session, which includes setting the purchase price at $2.65 million, which is based on an appraisal performed for the Association. Purchase of the property will be contingent upon successful negotiation of a final contract, approval by the membership by referendum and financing. ƒƒ Directed staff to prepare a letter to be signed by Ken Knueven as president of the Reston Association, to be sent to the appropriate Fairfax County officials, staff, and agencies, incorporating and recommending the points and proposed amendments to the Working Draft Comprehensive Plan Text Version published on September 5, 2014 of the draft Phase II Comprehensive Plan Text for Reston as prepared by legal counsel.

February 26, 2015

ƒƒ Approved the request of Reston Masters Swim Team to use Lake Audubon, Lake Audubon Pool and its related facilities for the 28th Annual Jim McDonnell 1and 2-Mile Lake Swims. ƒƒ Entered into a two-year agreement with Surf Reston, LLC to use Reston’s four lakes for standup paddle board instruction. ƒƒ Accepted the report of Criterium Engineers on Reston Association’s 2014 Reserve Study. ƒƒ Approved the CEO’s proposed 2016/2017 Budget Development Schedule. ƒƒ Denied a Member’s request for a report that shows “the vote counts by neighborhoods and streets” from the January 2015 Air-conditioning Unit Covenant Referendum.


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

Ellen Graves Apartment Owners’ Representative BODgraves@reston.org

Michael R. Sanio At-Large Representative BODmichaelsanio@reston.org or Michael.R.Sanio@gmail.com

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

Ray Wedell At-Large Representative BODwedell@reston.org

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

Dannielle LaRosa North Point District Representative BODLaRosa@reston.org

Julie Bitzer South Lakes District Representative BODbitzer@reston.org

Jeff Thomas At-Large Representative BODthomas@reston.org

Cate Fulkerson Chief Executive Officer cate@reston.org

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INFO & RESOURCES | GUIDELINES | FACILITIES | MAP

Host Your Next Gathering at Our Facilities

To reserve, contact Member Services at reservations@reston.org or by calling 703-435-6530.

RA PICNIC PAVILIONS

Plan summer outdoor private parties or weddings, group and corporate gatherings, or family picnics at one of our six affordable pavilions. Available for rent seven days a week from April through October. Rental Fees: $155/RA Members, $310/Corporate and Non-Members

DOGWOOD PICNIC PAVILION 2460 Green Range Drive, near Reston Parkway and Glade Drive Size: 1200 square feet

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Spray and play water feature and restroom facility available April through October, 10 a.m. to dusk. Water feature is a mosaic-clad fountain, a commissioned public artwork. Four picnic tables under cover and a large built-in grill Features ADA-accessible parking lot and pavilion area Water fountain, including doggie fountain feature located outside pool Parking shared with pool facility or at curbside Pool access is not included in private reservation unless included in pool party rental. For more information, contact Aquatics at aquaticsinfo@reston.org.

LOOKING TO RENT A POOL?

RA pools are available for private, after-hours parties. You can contact Aquatics at aquaticsinfo@reston. org or call 703-435-7995 for more info on locations and fees.

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BROWN’S CHAPEL PICNIC PAVILION

NORTH HILLS PICNIC PAVILION

11300 Baron Cameron Avenue, near Brown’s Chapel

Center Harbor Road and North Village Road Size: 1,024 square feet

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HUNTERS WOODS PICNIC PAVILION Corner of Steeplechase Drive and Reston Parkway Size: 842 square feet

Great space for a small group picnic while enjoying the nearby pool or the park’s soccer/football field or basketball courts. Don’t forget your pool passes. Pool access not included in private reservation. ƒƒ Four picnic tables under cover (two are ADA accessible) and one grill ƒƒ Ample parking (shared parking at Hunters Woods Pool or Hunters Woods Park) ƒƒ Pool restrooms are available during pool open hours

LAKE ANNE PICNIC PAVILION 11301 North Shore Drive Size: 900 square feet

Located in historic Lake Anne, this pavilion offers a wide variety of activities for fun-seekers of all ages. ƒƒ Water spray fountain available April through October ƒƒ Seven picnic tables under cover and two large grills ƒƒ Restroom facility ƒƒ Water and electricity ƒƒ Tot lot, benches, and ample parking including curbside ƒƒ Basketball court, tennis court, and sand volleyball court nearby, however, not included in private reservation

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Lovely setting year-round for larger gatherings from parties to wedding receptions to troop/ scout meetings. ƒƒ Eight picnic tables under cover and three large brick barbecue grills ƒƒ Two portable restrooms ƒƒ Electricity, water, lights, and a water fountain ƒƒ Tot lot and ample parking and green space

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

The perfect spot for a family picnic, scout gatherings, or other group meetings. Visitors have easy access to nearby Glade Stream Valley Park. ƒƒ Eight picnic tables and one large grill ƒƒ Two portable restrooms ƒƒ Water fountain ƒƒ Wood-chipped tot lot equipped with swings and a jungle gym ƒƒ Parking available in 11 parking spaces

TEMPORARY ROAD PICNIC PAVILION Corner of North Shore Drive and Temporary Road Size: 892 square feet

Situated in a wooded, park-like setting, this pavilion has a large, level field, excellent for activities such as croquet, horseshoes, and badminton. This is a great space for larger group gatherings. ƒƒ Seven picnic tables and one large grill ƒƒ Two portable restrooms ƒƒ Two swing sets and four benches situated throughout the park ƒƒ Water fountain ƒƒ Parking available in 16 marked spaces or at curbside

RA COMMUNITY BUILDINGS

The Glade Room and Brown’s Chapel are frequently used for: ƒƒ Group & business functions ƒƒ Classes, workshops & training programs ƒƒ Community meetings ƒƒ Birthday parties and wedding ceremonies & receptions ƒƒ Cluster meetings ƒƒ Troop/Scout meetings ƒƒ Faith group meetings ƒƒ Club functions Rental Fees: $20-$70 per hour (security deposit required). Available for Members and non-members year-round.

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

A very cozy and affordable facility close to home. Its tall ceilings provide excellent acoustics and its park-like grounds offer a lovely setting. The facility has chairs to seat 50 people, 3 tables, restroom facilities, heating, air conditioning and ample parking.

GLADE ROOM 11550 Glade Drive Size: 881 square feet

This facility is equipped with chairs to seat 75 people, 4 tables, restroom facilities, heating and air conditioning. Enjoy nearby facilities such as tennis courts, tot lot, and the Glade Pool. Don’t forget your pool & tennis passes. Pool & tennis court access not included in private reservation.


NORTH HILLS PICNIC PAVILION

DOGWOOD PICNIC PAVILION

LAKE ANNE PICNIC PAVILION

TEMPORARY ROAD PICNIC PAVILION

GLADE ROOM

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INFO & RESOURCES | MAP | FACILITIES | GUIDELINES

Reston Association Common Area 1. . Owners, including Owners of property adjacent to the Common Area, shall not attempt to nor improve,alter, landscape or mow Reston Association (RA) Common Area. 2. Owners, including Owners of property adjacent to the Common Area, shall confine all fencing (including invisible fencing), sheds, or any other development to their own property. 3. RA meadows in the Common Area shall be mowed annually by RA staff only. 4. Smoking is prohibited within all RA Community Buildings, and is also prohibited in all Pool facilities; on and within all Tennis Court facilities and Picnic Pavilions; on all Ballfields, Multi-purpose Courts, Garden Plots or Garden Plot Areas; and on or within Tot-Lots or TotLot Areas. This smoking ban is also in effect within a fifty (50)-foot-wide perimeter around the exterior of any building or the boundary of any facility, to the extent that such fifty (50)-foot area, or any portion thereof, comprises RA Common Area. The utilization of electronic cigarettes is also prohibited on these RA common areas. On those Association Common Areas where smoking is not prohibited by this resolution, RA strongly discourages smoking and requests that all persons refrain from smoking.

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5. Horseback riding shall be confined to designated bridle paths. 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

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

e. Fires or burning; f. Overnight camping; g. Harvesting or collecting plant life, except as authorized by the Association. 12. Fishing in the Association’s Lakes and Ponds is permitted as per Section 8(i) of Common Area Rules & Regulations Resolution 2 on Lake Use & Access. 13. Geocaching [use of Geographic Positioning Systems (GPS)] to locate a cache of materials is permitted only by Members under the following rules: a. Members interested in performing geocaching must notify the Association of all cache sites; b. Cache sites located on the Common Area must be completely hidden from view; c. Cache sites are not permitted near wildflowers, a wildlife nest or den; d. Cache sites located in the Association’s Common Area, known as the Walker Nature Education Center, must be no more than ten feet from a pathway or trail edge; e. The Association shall not be held liable for any injuries or personal property damage incurred by those participating in geocaching on the Common Area. 14. The Board of Directors may, for specific management purposes on certain properties, amend these rules or implement additional rules to meet land and resource management objectives.


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

Fishing in Reston

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. 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 (inseason 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 general access permit for hand-carried boats to 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

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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 or the equivalent of 80 pounds of thrust may be used. Inflatables must have three separate compartments and

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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 Will Peterson at 703-4356535 to help track it down.

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INFO & RESOURCES | GUIDELINES | FACILITIES | MAP RESTON ASSOCIATION HEADQUARTERS (14)

NEWBRIDGE TENNIS COURTS (17)

BROWN’S CHAPEL PARK (4)

RESTON ASSOCIATION CENTRAL SERVICES FACILITY (10)

WALKER NATURE EDUCATION CENTER (30)

12001 SUNRISE VALLEY DRIVE 703-435-6530

11718 GOLF COURSE SQUARE

BARON CAMERON AVENUE

NORTH HILLS POOL (1)

SHADOWOOD TENNIS COURTS (23)

HUNTERS WOODS PICNIC PAVILION (25)

12250 SUNSET HILLS ROAD 703-437-7658

11450 GLADE DRIVE 703-476-9689

1325 NORTH VILLAGE ROAD

2201 SPRINGWOOD DRIVE

STEEPLECHASE DRIVE

TEMPORARY ROAD PICNIC PAVILION (11)

NORTH HILLS TENNIS COURTS (1)

LAKE ANNE PICNIC PAVILION (6)

TEMPORARY ROAD/NORTH SHORE DRIVE

WALKER NATURE EDUCATION CENTER CAMPFIRE RING (31)

AUTUMNWOOD POOL (2) 11950 WALNUT BRANCH ROAD

1325 NORTH VILLAGE ROAD

11301 NORTH SHORE DRIVE

DOGWOOD POOL (24)

HOOK ROAD TENNIS COURTS (9)

NORTH HILLS PICNIC PAVILION (1)

2460 GREEN RANGE ROAD

FAIRWAY DRIVE/HOOK ROAD

1325 NORTH VILLAGE ROAD

GLADE POOL (29)

AUTUMNWOOD TENNIS COURTS (2)

PONY BARN PICNIC PAVILION (28)

11950 WALNUT BRANCH ROAD

TRIPLE CROWN/ STEEPLECHASE DRIVE

11550 GLADE DRIVE

GOLF COURSE ISLAND POOL (12) 11301 LINKS DRIVE

BARTON HILL TENNIS COURTS (20)

HUNTERS WOODS POOL (26)

SUNRISE VALLEY DRIVE/ BARTON HILL ROAD

2501 RESTON PARKWAY

LAKE AUDUBON POOL (22)

COLTS NECK TENNIS COURTS (27) COLTS NECK ROAD

2070 TWIN BRANCHES ROAD

LAKE NEWPORT POOL (3)

GLADE TENNIS COURTS (29) 11550 GLADE DRIVE

11601 LAKE NEWPORT ROAD

LAKE THOREAU POOL (19) 2040 UPPER LAKES DRIVE

NEWBRIDGE POOL (17) 11768 GOLF COURSE SQUARE

TALL OAKS POOL (13) 12025 NORTH SHORE DRIVE

UPLANDS POOL (7) 11032 RING ROAD

LAKE ANNE TENNIS COURTS (6)

NORTH SHORE POOL (8)

11301 NORTH SHORE DRIVE

11515 NORTH SHORE DRIVE

RIDGE HEIGHTS POOL (21)

NORTH SHORE QUICKSTART 36 FT TENNIS COURTS (8)

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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