55 Plus Events & Trips

55+ Events

Overview

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.)

We Would Like to Hear from You
The 55+ Advisory Committee will be conducting focus groups to gather information on what additional 55+ programs and services you’d like to see in Reston. Sessions will be offered during the day and evening. No dates have been scheduled yet. We’re asking you for a one-time, one-hour commitment. All participants will be entered into a drawing for a $50 gift card to a local restaurant. This is an opportunity for you to become an active advocate of Reston today as well as for the future.

Click here for the registration form. Contact Ashleigh@reston.org or call 703-435-6577 for more information.

 

Senior Movie Day

Dates: Wednesdays (free)

Aug. 24, Joy

Sept. 28, Love & Friendship

Oct. 26, TBD

*Nov. 16, TBD

*Dec. 21, TBD

(*one week early due to the holiday)

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

Wednesday, Sept. 14
2-3 p.m.
Are your summer annual plants fading but you still want decorative planters that last into the colder months? Learn what plants can be used in a fall container garden. Also, discover other creative items to use such as gourds or branches. Listen to a presentation then plant a small container garden to take home.

Location: Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive

Fee:
$14 RA members
$20 non-members

Registration is required. Click here for the registration form. Contact Ashleigh@reston.org or call 703-435-6577 for more information.

Write your Memories into Memoirs

Thursdays, Sept. 15-Nov. 17 (FULL)
(No class on Oct. 13 or Nov. 19
10 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
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.

Location: Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive

Fee:
$74/RA members
$84/Non-members

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

Senior Social: Autumn Apple Theme

Thursday, Sept. 29
1:30–3 p.m.
The quarterly Reston Community Center and Reston Association social event is celebrating the coming of fall with the scent & taste of delicious apples and the birthday of America’s legend, Johnny Appleseed. Learn about upcoming RA and RCC trips and classes, win a prize for a “Pie” Walk, “Apple Quizzes,” and more. Light refreshments will be served. This event is co-sponsored by Reston Community Center and Reston Association.

Location: Reston Community Center at Hunters Woods, 2310 Colts Neck Road

Fee:
$5 Reston residents
$10 non-residents

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


Bike ride to Udvar-Hazy Air & Space Museum

Wednesday, Oct. 5
9:45 a.m. Free.
Join us for a bike ride by a League of American Bicyclists certified instructor. We will meet in the parking lot in front of Dunkin Donuts at Hunters Woods Village Center at 9:45 a.m. for a 10 a.m. departure to ride to the Udvar-Hazy Air and Space Museum Annex. There we can enjoy the exhibits for a bit and then ride back. Required items include a signed RA waiver, helmet, and bike lock. If you want to get lunch, McDonald's is on site or pack a lunch for yourself. Bring money for any spontaneous purchases. Space is limited to 20 riders. Canceled in the event of rain.

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

Jigsaw Puzzle & Lunch

Thursday, Oct. 13
10 a.m.–3 p.m.
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.

Location: Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive

Fee:
$11 RA members
$15 non-members

Registration is required. Click here for the registration form. Contact Ashleigh@reston.org or call 703-435-6577 for more information.


Learn to Navigate the Local Transit System

Tuesday, Oct. 18
10 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Become familiar with the regional transit systems through an innovative transportation experience. Ride the MATT (Mobile Accessible Travel Training) bus which is a hands-on 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 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.

Meeting location: Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive

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


Appraisal Roadshow

Thursday, Nov. 10
10 a.m.–12 p.m.

The Appraisal Roadshow delivers a treasure hunt experience in a fun, educational and rewarding forum. Bring your personal valuables, such as jewelry, coins, timepieces, porcelain, artwork, or other heirlooms and the appraisal experts will educate the audience with interesting facts and information on ‘What it is,” “What it’s worth,” and “What you can do with your treasure”. You are welcome to bring 1 item. You do not need to bring an item to attend. Registration required as space is limited.

Location: Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive

Fee:
$8 RA members
$11 non-members

Registration is required. Click here for the registration form. Contact Ashleigh@reston.org or call 703-435-6577 for more information.

55+ Trips & Tours

For more information on these or upcoming events, or to receive email notices of upcoming events, contact Ashleigh@reston.org, call 703-435-6577.

For adults, 55 years and older.

Cirque du Soleil: Kurios, Cabinet of Curiosities

Wednesday, Aug. 31 (SOLD OUT)
6:15 p.m.-10:30 p.m.

Join us for a charter bus trip Under the Grand Chapiteau in Tyson’s VA to see KURIOS. This is an exquisitely detailed affair, evocative of a Victorian carnival or a collection of sideshow entertainments with a steampunk vibe. The highly reviewed, Cirque Du Soleil Cabinet of Curiosities is a show that distorts the senses, altering reality for its viewers. Because reality is only relative right? Talented artists perform different acts that make the impossible, possible and the visible, invisible. Treat yourself to a beautiful evening with talented acts and performances. The music, the performance, the wardrobe and atmosphere are top notch. Allow your mind to be amazed by the acrobatics, comedic acts, to the yoyo master.

Bus pick-up times & locations:
6:15 p.m. Hunters Woods Shopping Center (Ledo Pizza)
6:30 p.m. Lake Anne Plaza parking lot

Fee:
$63 RA Members
$72 Non-members
All Sales are Final

Registration required.

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

 

Cana Vineyards and the Winery at Bull Run Trip

Thursday, Sept. 15
11 a.m.–4 p.m.

Join us for a bus trip to Cana Vineyards in Middleburg, Va., and The Winery at Bull Run to explore two of the many beauties within Virginia Wine Country. Cana Vineyard is a relaxing winery that has a large tasting room with ample seating with two floors and a patio. The Winery at Bull Run has an 1800’s authentic style that will bring you back to civil war Virginia. Spend some time in their beautiful, unique, and inviting tasting rooms or just relax with friends and of course a glass of wine. Tastings are on your own. Pack a picnic lunch to enjoy.

Bus pick-up times & locations:
11:00 a.m. Hunters Woods Shopping Center (Ledo Pizza)
11:15 a.m. Lake Anne Plaza parking lot

Fee:
$25/RA members
$30/Non-members

Registration is required. Click here for the registration form. Contact Ashleigh@reston.org or call 703-435-6577 for more information.

 

Trip to Toby’s Dinner Theatre to See Sister Act

Sunday, Nov. 6
9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Join Reston Association for a chartered-bus trip to Toby’s Dinner Theatre in Columbia, Md. Sister Act is about a woman hiding in a convent helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she rediscovers her own. Sister Act is a feel-amazing musical comedy based on the smash hit 1992 film that has audiences jumping to their feet. Featuring original music by Tony and 8-time Oscar winner Alan Menken (Newsies, Beauty and the Beast, Little Shop of Horrors), this uplifting musical was nominated for five Tony Awards including Best Musical. A sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship, Sister Act is a reason to rejoice.

Bus pick-up times & locations:
9:00 a.m. Hunters Woods Shopping Center (Ledo Pizza)
9:15 a.m. Thoreau Place, 1951 Sagewood Lane
9:30 a.m. Lake Anne Plaza parking lot

Fee:
$66/RA Members
$72/Non-members
All sales are final. Fee includes transportation, buffet lunch & show

Registration is required. Click here for the registration form. Contact Ashleigh@reston.org or call 703-435-6577 for more information.