55 Plus Events & Trips

55+ 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)

May 25, Everest

June 22, Brooklyn

July 27, Mother's Day

Aug. 24, Joy

Sept. 28, Love & Friendship

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.

Wine Tasting at the Nature House

Thursday, May 26
4:30-6 p.m.
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive
Fee: $12 RA members, $16 Non-members

Enjoy a special evening of wine tasting at Reston’s beautiful Walker Nature Center. Sample red and white wines along with a variety of meats, cheeses and crackers inside the lovely Nature House. Tour the gardens and accessible paths with a naturalist and look for spring wildflowers and birds. Bring a friend or meet a new one at this unique event. Co-sponsored by Tall Oaks Assisted Living. Registration required. Click here for registration form. Contact Ashleigh@reston.org or call 703-435-6577 for more information.

Learn to Navigate the Local Transit System

Thursday, June 2, or, Aug. 4
10 a.m.-1:30 p.m., FREE

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.

Meet on the bus at Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive

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

Ice Cream Senior Social

Wednesday, June 8
1:30-3 p.m., FREE

Join us for an old-fashioned ice cream social and learn about upcoming 55+ trips, classes and events offered by Reston Community Center and Reston Association. Enjoy ice cream and a variety of toppings provided by Tall Oaks Assisted Living Center while catching up with friends. Door prizes will be awarded during the event. This event is cosponsored by Reston Community Center, Tall Oaks Assisted Living and Reston Association.

Location: Reston Community Center Lake Anne, 1601-A Washington Plaza

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

Jigsaw Puzzle & Lunch

Wednesday, June 15
10 a.m.–3 p.m.

Do you like to put together jigsaw puzzles? If so, Reston Association Puzzle Day is an opportunity to challenge yourself with jigsaw puzzles made from beautiful, themed photos of Reston. Depending on your level of interest, there are two different sizes of puzzles, 500 and 750 pieces—all geared to make Puzzle Day enjoyable and fun. You can work individually or as a member of a team to see if you can complete the puzzle in the time allotted. Enjoy coffee and conversation while doing one of America’s favorite past times.

Location:
Reston Association
12001 Sunrise Valley Drive

Fee:
$11 RA members
$15 Non-members
A delicious boxed lunch will be provided.

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.

 

Trip to Baltimore’s Inner Harbor

Thursday, June 16
9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Join us for a charter bus trip to Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. You will be on your own to enjoy some shopping, lunch at one of the many restaurants, tour the Aquarium or the Maryland Science Center or just relax and do some people watching.

Bus pick-up times & locations:
9 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:
$28 RA members
$35 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 the Torpedo Factory & Old Town Alexandria

Wednesday, July 6
9 a.m.-3 p.m.

We will tour the Torpedo Factory Art Gallery and stroll along the streets of Old Town Alexandria. Enjoy a beautiful summer day window shopping near the water. Participants will be on their own to enjoy one of the many restaurants in town.

Bus pick-up times & locations:
9 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:
$25 RA members
$31 Non-members

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