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Yes, chilly winds blow and snowflakes flurry down from the skies, but according to Punxsutawney Phil spring is on it’s way! The celebrity groundhog and Seer of the Seasons did NOT see his shadow, which means we get to dodge an additional six weeks of winter.

We’re welcoming the budding season with open arms here at Reston Town Center, and want to remind you of all of the fun things coming your way!

Embrace your Irish at Clyde's St. Patrick's Day Celebration!

Spring kicks-off with Clyde’s St. Patrick’s Day Party!

March

3/16 Clyde’s of Reston‘s 3rd annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration

3/17 Persian New Year – Nowruz – Celebration & Festivity 

April

4/13 Walk MS 2013, produced by MS Society

4/17 R4 Collection Day – Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. Reston!

4/20 Ride to Provide, presented by Lorenzo Alexander

4/21 Northern VA Kidney Walk, presented by the National Kidney Foundation 

4/27 Paul’s Ride for Life, benefits the Washington Regional Transplant Community 

4/27 – 4/28 Great Grapes! Wine, Arts & Food Festival, produced by Great Grapes!

May

5/4 Pet Fiesta, produced by Gooddogz.org & Reston Dogs

5/5 March for Babies, produced by March of Dimes

5/5 Cinco de Mayo Street Fiesta, produced by Uncle Julio’s Rio Grande Cafe

5/17-5/19 Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival, produced by Greater Reston Arts Center

June

Taste of Reston, produced by the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce

Taste of Reston, produced by the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce

6/1 Concerts on the Town Series begins, Presented by Reston Town Center and Reston Town Center Association

6/2 Tour de Cure, produced by American Diabetes Association

6/9 Love Your Body – Northern Virginia Yoga and Wellness Day, produced by Beloved Yoga

6/14-6/15 Taste of Reston, produced by Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce

6/23 Reston Grand Prix Bicycle Races, produced by Evolution Cycling and The Bike Lane

View a full listing of Reston Town Center events at http://www.restontowncenter.com/events


R4 Collection Day is Back at Reston Town Center!

Join us for Reston Town Center’s sixth R4 Collection Day: Reduce. Re-use. Recycle. Reston! on Wednesday, April 13 from 1 pm until 4 pm.  In an effort to provide awareness and options for disposal of items that can be diverted from landfill, specific items listed below will be accepted for collection at the Reston Town Center Pavilion, 11900 Market Street, Reston, VA 20190.

We are partnering with a number of groups that will be on site to collect used items for recycling and re-use including Bikes for the World (bicycle, sewing machine and hand tool collection); Reston Lions Club (eyeglasses and hearing aids); Secured Shred (document disposal); and Turtle Wings (computers and other electronics collection).

Reston Town Center has hosted R4 Collection Day twice a year since 2008. The event has garnered the collection of several tons of material to be safely disposed of, and continues to give new life to old and unwanted items.  This ‘green’ service helps to maintain awareness of the types of items that can be recycled, and potentially put to good use, rather than put into the trash.

The first five R4 Collection Days collected hundreds of eyeglasses, bicycles and portable sewing machines for repair and re-use for shipment to underprivileged areas of the world. These items are in addition to the heaps of electronics plus paper shredded on site for recycling. The next R4 Collection Day will be scheduled for September 2011.

Only the items listed below will be accepted at the R4 Collection Day. NO hazardous waste items. Items will only be accepted from 1 pm until 4 pm, and must be delivered directly to the appropriate collection booth.

R4 collection items include

  • Bicycles ($10 donation requested for repairing bikes for reuse)
  • Bicycle parts, accessories, and tools
  • Computers and related equipment (hard drives can be removed on site)
  • Compact fluorescent light bulbs
  • Documents for shredding
  • Electronics* (full list follows)
  • Eyeglasses & Hearing Aids
  • Portable Sewing Machines

*Electronics, collected by Turtle Wings, include: Answering machines, cables, camcorders, CDs, CD players, cell phones, computers, cords, DVDs, DVD Players, electric typewriters, electronic games, fax machines, keyboards/mice, hard drives, ink/toner, laptops, laptop batteries, mainframe equipment, microwave ovens, modems, monitors, networking equipment, pagers, PDAs, printers, printed circuit boards, radios, remote controls, scanners, stereos/components, tapes, tape players, telephones, telecom equipment, televisions, two-way radios, UPS-power supplies, VCRs, word processors.

 

Reston Town Center presents the fifth R4 Collection Day: Reduce. Re-use. Recycle. Reston! on Wednesday, September 15 from 1 pm until 4 pm. In an effort to provide awareness and options for disposal of items that can be diverted from landfill, specific items listed below will be accepted for collection at the Reston Town Center Pavilion, 11900 Market Street, Reston, VA 20190.

Bikes for the World will be collecting old bikes with a $10 donation that covers their repairs at R4 Collection Day on September 15

Reston Town Center is partnering with a number of groups that will be on site to collect used items for recycling and re-use, including: Bikes for the World (bicycle, sewing machine and hand tool collection); Reston Interfaith (winter coats); Secured Shred (document disposal); and Turtle Wings (computers and other electronics collection).

“We collected literally tons of electronics and paper in the four previous R4 Collection Days we’ve hosted twice a year since 2008,” according to Kathy Cope, General Manager of Reston Town Center. “All of the participants have been very appreciative of the opportunity, and we’re glad to offer this ‘green’ service. We’re providing our patrons, tenants, and the community with an option to safely dispose of items they need to discard, plus maintaining awareness of the types of items that can be recycled, and potentially put to good use, rather than put into the trash.”

The first four R4 Collection Days also collected hundreds of eyeglasses, bicycles and portable sewing machines for repair and re-use for shipment to underprivileged areas of the world, in addition to the tons of electronics plus paper shredded on site for recycling.

Reston Town Center plans to continue with holding this event twice a year, as demand requires. The next R4 Collection Day will be scheduled for April 2011.

Only the items listed below will be accepted at the R4 Collection Day. NO hazardous waste items. Items will only be accepted from 1 pm until 4 pm, and must be delivered directly to the appropriate collection booth. The list is also available on www.restontowncenter.com.

R4 collection items include:

  • Bicycles ($10 donation requested for repairing bikes for reuse)
  • Bicycle parts, accessories, and tools
  • Cell Phones
  • Computers and related equipment (hard drives can be removed on site)
  • Compact fluorescent light bulbs
  • Documents for shredding
  • Electronics* (full list follows)
  • Eyeglasses & Hearing Aids
  • Portable Sewing Machines

*Electronics, collected by Turtle Wings, include: Answering machines, cables, camcorders, CDs, CD players, cell phones, computers, cords, DVDs, DVD Players, electric typewriters, electronic games, fax machines, keyboards/mice, hard drives, ink/toner, laptops, laptop batteries, mainframe equipment, microwave ovens, modems, monitors, networking equipment, pagers, PDAs, printers, printed circuit boards, radios, remote controls, scanners, stereos/components, tapes, tape players, telephones, telecom equipment, televisions, two-way radios, UPS-power supplies, VCRs, word processors.

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Established in 1990, beautiful Reston Town Center is an acclaimed outdoor venue offering more than 50 retail shops, 30 restaurants and a 13-screen cinema, plus more to come.  At the Center’s hub, the Pavilion hosts special events, concerts, festivals throughout the year and ice-skating in winter. For more information on shopping, dining and events at Reston Town Center, visit www.restontowncenter.com. Find it on Facebook, follow on Twitter, and read the blog www.WhereOutsideIsIn.com. Address: 11900 Market Street, Reston, VA 20190 Directions: From I-495, take I-66 west to the Dulles Toll Road (Exit 12, Route 267 West) to Reston Parkway (Exit 12). Turn right on Reston Parkway then left on New Dominion Parkway (4th light).

The Popular R4 Collection Day comes to Reston Town Center

We’re hosting the fourth R4 Collection Day: Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. Reston! on Wednesday, April 21 from 1 pm until 4 pm. In an effort to provide awareness and options for disposal of items that can be diverted from landfill, specific items listed below will be accepted for collection at the Reston Town Center Pavilion, 11900 Market Street, Reston, VA 20190.

We’re partnering with a number of groups that will be on site to collect used items and supply information on recycling, including: Bikes for the World (bicycle and sewing machine collection); Lions Club of Reston (eyeglasses and hearing aids collection); Secured Shred (document disposal); and Turtle Wings (computers and other electronics collection).

A $10 donation with your old bike will repair it for re-use with Bikes for the World.

The first three R4 Collection Days resulted in tons of electronics for recycling and paper shredded on site, and hundreds of eyeglasses, bicycles and portable sewing machines for repair and re-use for shipment to underprivileged areas of the world. Reston Town Center plans to continue with holding this event twice a year, as demand requires. The next R4 Collection Day will be scheduled for September 2010.

Only the items listed below will be accepted at the R4 Collection Day. NO hazardous waste items. Items will only be accepted from 1 pm until 4 pm, and must be delivered directly to the appropriate collection booth.

R4 collection items include:

  • Bicycles ($10 donation requested for repairing bikes for reuse)
  • Bicycle parts, accessories, and tools
  • Computers and related equipment (hard drives can be removed on site)
  • Compact fluorescent light bulbs
  • Documents for shredding
  • Electronics* (full list follows)
  • Eyeglasses & Hearing Aids
  • Portable Sewing Machines

*Electronics, collected by Turtle Wings, include: Answering machines, cables, camcorders, CDs, CD players, cell phones, computers, cords, DVDs, DVD Players, electric typewriters, electronic games, fax machines, keyboards/mice, hard drives, ink/toner, laptops, laptop batteries, mainframe equipment, microwave ovens, modems, monitors, networking equipment, pagers, PDAs, printers, printed circuit boards, radios, remote controls, scanners, stereos/components, tapes, tape players, telephones, telecom equipment, televisions, two-way radios, UPS-power supplies, VCRs, word processors.

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Established in 1990, beautiful Reston Town Center is an acclaimed outdoor venue offering more than 50 retail shops, 30 restaurants and a 13-screen cinema, plus more to come. At the Center’s hub, the Pavilion hosts special events, concerts, festivals throughout the year and ice-skating in winter. Find more information on shopping, dining and events at Reston Town Center, Find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.  Address: 11900 Market Street, Reston, VA 20190 Directions: From I-495, take I-66 west to the Dulles Toll Road (Exit 12, Route 267 West) to Reston Parkway (Exit 12). Turn right on Reston Parkway then left on New Dominion Parkway (4th light).

We’ve been ringing in the New Year at Reston Town Center with all of the appropriate bells and whistles (and, if you’ve been reading, a lot of good food and French Toast!) so we thought we’d take a moment to look back at 2009 – a year in photos!

Click below to watch a slideshow of events at Reston Town Center in 2009.  You’ll find everything from summer festivals, shows and races to unique charity fundraisers, to holiday activities from ice skating to carriage rides.  Here’s hoping 2010 is every bit as colorful!

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