Upcoming Events

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Environmental Film Series

One Friday per month, 7-9 p.m.

Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive

Adults. Free, suggested donation $5

March 26- The Biggest Little Farm

April 23- Anthropocene

May 28- Just Eat It

Pre-registration is required. Contact naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689 ext. 5 for film titles, dates and assistance. Register and see more info here. 

Spring Show Day

Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive

Free.

 

Join us for your pick of three pop up musical performances. Thanks to our Entertainment Sponsor, the Reston Community Center. Pre-registration is required. Get details and register here.

Annual Events

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Walker Nature Center Walk-or-Run 

Please check back for information about a 2022 in-person event. 

Race tees and bibs are provided to registered participants. Medals are awarded in multiple categories, and there are lots of great door prizes. Sincere thanks to our 2020 Virtual Finish Line Sponsor CDW-G. 

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Spring Festival-- Cancelled in 2020 & 2021 due to pandemic

Location: Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive

Free fun for all ages

 

Join us at this annual event where you can meet Walker the Woodpecker and purchase Dana Scheurer prints and notecards at our booth. The event features entertainment, craft-making for kids and a native plant sale. Enjoy fishing activities or rent a canoe/kayak on Lake Audubon. There will be over 30 booths, displays and activities from local environmental groups. Thanks to our Entertainment Sponsor, the Reston Community Center. 

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Summer Shorts Film Festival

Date: TBD, 7-9 p.m.

Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive

Adults. Free, suggested donation $5

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. Popcorn and drinks for sale. Reservations recommended due to limited seating. Contact naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689 ext. 5.

Mini-Train Rides at Reston Town Center

Enjoy a journey down the magical streets of Reston Town Center in a mini-train!  Pick up is in front of Talbots on Market Street, first come first serve. $5 suggested donation per person is appreciated. 

 

Past Events

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HEART Doubles Tournament

Lake Newport Tennis Courts, Reston

$30 per player, $60 per team

 

Proceeds to the RA Tennis Scholarship Fund. Format: Round Robin, 2 divisions 3.0-3.5 and 4.0-4.5. Open doubles teams can be mixed or same gender. If you are 3.0 and your partner is 4.0, you will play in the higher division. Contact Erin or Rob at 703-435-6534 or tennis@reston.org

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Storytelling Nights 

Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive, Reston VA


Join Virginia’s premier storytelling troupe Better Said Than Done for a night of true, personal stories. These unbelievable stories will entertain and show you how life is better in the telling. Advance tickets are recommended due to limited seating. Cash bar and refreshments available for purchase. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. All proceeds benefit the Walker Nature Center.

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5% Day at Whole Foods Market-Reston

Location: 11660 Plaza America Drive

Thank you to Whole Foods Market in Reston for choosing Friends of Reston to participate in your 5% Day program. We appreciate everyone who picked up groceries, grabbed lunch or dinner or splurged on that bottle of wine. Over $4000 was raised to help help our community projects, including Helping Homes and the Walker Nature Center.