2 New restaurants coming to RTC West; Pirate Fest this weekend

Local Real Estate News

  • Nando’s Peri-Peri and Mezeh Mediterranean Grill are coming to Reston Town Center West, according to RestonNow
  • The average price of a one-bedroom apartment in D.C. is $2,831, according to Curbed DC
  • Check out all of the transportation projects underway or planned for Reston here on Fairfax County’s Dept. of Transportation interactive map

Upcoming Local Events

Image courtesy Fairfax County Parks Authority

The Fairfax County Parks Authority will host Pirate Fest at 11 a.m. April 16 at Lake Fairfax Park. This festival celebrates Virginias seafaring and port trading past. Join in singing sea chanteys, tavern tunes and pirate ditties. Learn nautical skills and experience the life of a sailor as you make your way around our port town. Wear your most dashing pirate clothes and enter our costume contest. Shop our exotic market and take some treasure home for yourself. A pirate-themed tour boat ride and pirate feast is available for a separate cost. See website for reservation details. $10/RA residents, $12/non-residents. You can also sign up for the Pirate Feast ($10/person) and the Pirate Boat Ride.

Reston Association will host Navigating Local Transit System from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. April 19 at 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive. Become familiar with the regional transit systems through an innovative transportation experience. Ride the MATT (Mobile Accessible Travel Training) bus and learn travel training tips by learning to read bus schedules and route maps, pay fares and signal to the driver to stop. The bus will stop at the Silver Line where participants will learn how to purchase Metrorail fare cards, load a provided SmarTrip card and read the rail system map. Registration is required. Contact Ashleigh@reston.org to register. Free.

RA will also host the Potomac River Watershed Cleanup from 9 a.m. to noon April 16.
Join thousands of volunteers in a multi-state effort as we do our part in cleaning up the Potomac Watershed. Reston Association is hosting several sites along Snakeden Branch and Colvin Run, two tributaries to the Potomac River. Gloves and trash bags will be provided. Email habrock@reston.org for more information.

Click here to sign up to volunteer.

Reston sites include:

  • Snakeden Branch Upper – meet at Hunters Woods Village Center.
  • Snakeden Branch Middle – meet at Soapstone Drive.
  • Nature Center – meet at the Walker Nature Center.
  • Colvin Run – meet at Tall Oaks Pool.
  • Stevenage Road – meet at Reston North Park off Stevenage Road.
  • Hidden Creek – meet at Unitarian Universalist Church off Wiehle Avenue.

Did I miss an event happening today? Know about something coming up? Have a real estate question? Let me know in the comments below. 

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