Week in Reston

Week in Reston

<sh>Reston Museum Closing Temporarily

<bt>The Reston Historic Trust announced that the Reston Museum will be closed for renovations from March 28 to April 11. Exhibits will be packed up and stored away, so that fresh paint, refinishing and display work can be done. The museum is scheduled to reopen on April 12, for the Founder's Day Celebration on April 16. Volunteers are needed to help pack exhibits for storage, March 26 through April 1, to help with the interior work such as painting, April 2 and 3, and to help with unpacking and exhibit setup, April 4 through 11. Call 703-709-7700.

<sh>Lunch With RA

<bt>The Reston Association (RA) will host a lunch on March 30, at 11:30 a.m., to provide information to a group of real estate professionals about what the RA does in regard to open space issues and property lines. The real estate professionals will also be learn about some of the resources available to them through the RA. The meeting's hostess will be Barbara Aaron, RA's Hunters Woods/Dogwood Director, who is also a real estate professional.

<sh>Man Dies from Fatal Injuries

<bt>Michael Sall, a 44-year-old man from Hearthstone Court, Reston, died in a single-car crash. On Saturday, Feb. 26, at approximately 9:40 p.m., Sall, driving northbound on Soapstone Drive, failed to stop for a red light at Sunrise Valley Drive. He lost control of the 1994 Ford Explorer, hitting a median strip, a sign and two trees. He was transported to INOVA Reston Hospital and then medivaced to INOVA Fairfax Hospital. He succumbed to his injuries on Friday, March 4.

<sh>RCC presents Brain Aerobics Class

<bt>The Reston Community Center (RCC) Senior Academy is offering two seminars by the Education and Outreach Coordinator of the Alzheimer's Association. The seminars will provide information on dementia and memory loss, give strategies for coping with the diseases, and present techniques to help reduce the risk of memory loss. Studies have shown that keeping the brain active through gentle and moderate mental exercise reduces the chances of developing dementia and Alzheimer's. The first seminar, "The Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer's Disease," will be presented on Monday, March 28, and the second, "Reducing Your Risk of Memory Loss," will be held on April 11, both from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Both seminars are free, but registration is required. For more information call 703-476-4500.

<sh>GRACE Call for Volunteers.

<bt>The Greater Reston Arts Center (GRACE) is calling for volunteers for the 14th annual Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival. The festival will be held on May 21 and 22 at the Reston Town Center. The festival features artwork by more than 190 of the nation's artists, a Children's Art Tent, two days of musical performances, festival foods, wine tasting, and more. Volunteer registration forms are available on the GRACE web site, Festival pages, www.restonarts.org. For more information about the festival, call GRACE at 703-471-9242.

<sh>GRCC Blood Drive

<bt>The Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce (GRCC) Community Service Committee, in cooperation with the American Red Cross, scheduled a blood drive for the chamber to take place on Friday, March 25. The drive will take place in the chamber's conference room between 10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. The chamber's goal is to recruit 60 donors, call the chamber at 703-707-9045 to set up an appointment. Walk-ins are also welcome, as are volunteers to help at the registration desk or with refreshments.


March 24, 6:30 p.m., Reston Association Informal Board Meeting, RA Main Office, 1930 Isaac Newton Square.

March 24, 7 p.m., Reston Association Board of Directors Meeting, RA Main Office, 1930 Isaac Newton Square.

March 31, 7 p.m., Reston Association Board Work Session on the Governing Documents, RA Main Office, 1930 Isaac Newton Square.