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Senior Events

For more information on these or upcoming events, or to receive email notices of upcoming events, contact Ashleigh@reston.org, call 703-435-6577. (Note: Ages 55 years and older.)

 

Senior Movie Day
Dates: Wednesdays (free)

April 23: The Book Thief
May 28:
Gravity
June 25: TBD
July 23: TBD



Doors open at 9:15 a.m.
Showtime is at 10 a.m.

The Reston Association, in cooperation with the Reston Town Center’s Bow-Tie Cinemas, presents “Meet Me at the Movies." Join us on the fourth Wednesday of each month. Refreshments are provided and door prizes will be distributed prior to the movie.

Location: Reston Town Center’s Bow Tie Cinemas. For information, contact Ashleigh@reston.org or call 703-435-6577


Container Planting (Full)
Friday, April 25
1-2:30 p.m.
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.
$10/RA Members; $14/Non-members.
Have the perfect window sill or patio to enjoy a container garden? Learn what flowers and herbs grow best in containers and how to arrange them creatively. Listen to a presentation then plant a small container garden to take home. Click here to download flyer.

Registration required. Contact Ashleigh@reston.org or call 703-435-6577 to register.

 

Learning to Navigate the Local Transit System (Full)
Wednesday, May 14
10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Free.
Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive
Join us for an innovative transportation experience to get familiar with the regional transit systems. The bus, called MATT (Mobile Accessible Travel Training), is used to educate seniors through a hands-on learning experience. You will learn "travel training" tips in which you will travel by bus and learn to read bus schedules and route maps, learn how to pay the fare and how to signal the driver to stop, as well as other bus travel skills. The bus will also stop at a Metrorail station where you will learn how to determine the fare and purchase Metrorail fare cards, load your SmarTrip card and read the rail system map. Registration required.

Contact Ashleigh@reston.org or call 703-435-6577 to register.
 


Never Too Late to Try Something New

Tuesday, May 20
11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Reston Community Center at Hunters Woods, 2310 Colts Neck Road.
$5 Reston resident; $10 Non-resident.
Every year since 1963, May has been the month to appreciate and celebrate the vitality and aspirations of older adults and their contributions to our communities. Older Americans are productive, active, and influential members of society, sharing essential talents, wisdom and life experience with their families, friends, and neighbors. Don’t miss this annual celebratory event that features speakers, exhibitors, door prizes, and light fare. Reston Hospital Center will also offer several health screenings. This event is co-produced by Reston Community Center, Reston Association, and Reston Hospital Center.

Registration required. Contact Ashleigh@reston.org or call 703-435-6577 to register.


Wine Tasting at the Nature House
Friday, May 30
4-6 p.m.
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive
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 required.

Fee:
$10/RA members
$14/Non-members
Payable at registration.

Contact Ashleigh@reston.org or call 703-435-6577 for more information.

 

Senior Social: Ice Cream Sundaes
Thursday, June 5
1:30-3 p.m., Free.
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 required.

Contact Ashleigh@reston.org or call 703-435-6577 to register.


Write your Memories into Memoirs
Thursdays, June 12-Aug 14 (no class July 3 & 10)
10 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive
Whether you are just beginning or already writing your memoirs, this eight-week class focuses on turning life experiences into an engaging story. You will discuss different writing topics each week in a supportive and lively setting. All you need is a serious desire to write, the willingness to share your personal journey and the ability to put your thoughts on paper. At the end, your stories may be bound as a book for you to keep. Give the priceless gift of legacy to your children, grandchildren and future generations. Class size is limited to 8. Registration required.

Fee:
$50/RA members
$65/Non-members
Fee payable at registration.

Click here for registration form.

Contact Ashleigh@reston.org or call 703-435-6577 to register.

 

Jigsaw Puzzle Event
Thursday, August 14
10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive

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

Fee:
$9/RA members
$13/Non-members
Payable at the event.

Contact Ashleigh@reston.org or call 703-435-6577 to register.

 

 

Seniors Advisory Committee

We are in search of seniors, 55 years and older to join this active planning committee, established by the Reston Association. This committee is charged with developing and implementing programs to benefit Reston’s senior adults.
 
If you have visited Reston Town Center’s Bow Tie Cinemas recently to see a movie and enjoy coffee and pastries with friends, then you have seen the work of the Seniors Advisory Committee.
 
We are looking for new ideas and fresh perspectives.
 
Join this committee and give something back to your community by sharing your talents and ideas.
 
Place: Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive
Time: 2-3:30 p.m.
Date: 2nd Tuesday of each month