Upcoming USE Events
Walking Group – The USE walking group will meet at 12:30 on Tuesday, March 28 in front of the visitors center of the Meadowlark Botanical Gardens which is located at 9750 Meadowlark Gardens Ct. in Vienna. We will spend about an hour viewing the lovely flowers and cherry blossoms. Please contact Gail Vogel at email@example.com if you plan to join us.
Spring Luncheon Sunday, April 9 at 1 p.m., Carrabba’s Italian Grill
12192 Sunset Hills Road, Reston. We know it’s Easter Sunday, but since USE has no religious affiliations, we’re simply celebrating spring. No family in the area? Then join your USE family. We are all One. All are welcome. Let us know as soon as you can if you can join us. Send your responses and any questions to: Cheri at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-437-7545.
Planned Future USE Events
Summer Picnic at Lake Anne Pavilion, on Saturday, June 24, 4-7pm
Annual Meeting at UUCR on Saturday, September 30, 4-7pm
USE Board Meetings are normally held on the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm. Members are always welcome to attend meetings and participate in any way they like. If you wish to join us at any USE board meeting, please contact Kathy Bush, at email@example.com.
Reston Area Community News
We will be posting information here that we feel to be of possible interest to USE members and others in Reston and the surrounding community.
Encore Chorale of Reston will hold their Spring Concert on Saturday, April 22 at 3:00 pm at Heritage Fellowship Church, 2501 Fox Mill Rd., Reston, VA 20191.
We are pleased to announce that Reston USE is entering into a new partnership in service to the NOVA community – with the Shepherd’s Center of Northern Virginia, located in nearby Vienna. Their services can provide a complement and supplement to those available to you in USE — like access to rides most specifically, but also their other valuable services and volunteer opportunities, such as their Friendly Callers, Friendly Visitors and Handy Helpers in the home and yard. In addition, they offer valuable learning and social opportunities. There are no fees involved. You can learn more about them by visiting their website, https://scnova.org/. Once there, you can fill out their simple application form.
In order to get more helpful information out to our USE community, USE is establishing an information-sharing partnership with Reston for a Lifetime, a local organization that seeks to educate older Reston residents on how to age in place, including listings of helpful and informative events and resources. You can check them out on their website at www.restonforalifetime.org. and sign up to receive their monthly News for Neighbors electronically.
A new resource in Herndon, The Sully Community Center – 13800 Wall Road and the Air and Space Museum Parkway in Herndon – just opened in September 2022. The Center is a 36,000 square foot facility with myriad programs, activities and other offerings, which include a large healthcare suite that provides comprehensive primary healthcare services with a focus on the underserved and those facing barriers to accessing healthcare. Hours are: Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
The facility is also home to the Sully Senior Center, which is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. There is a membership fee based on income.
To learn more about the Sully Community Center and view an activity calendar, visit the NCS website.
There’s a new local print newsletter: It’s called The Reston Letter (therestonletter.com) and you may be finding the first edition in your mailbox right about now.
A free print publication to be distributed monthly. About 15,000 copies will be distributed to Reston households, but if you don’t find it in your mailbox, some local businesses will also have copies. It’s owned and produced by Herndon High School teacher, Dawn Stuvland Crosson. As copied from the paper’s homepage: The Reston Letter will be your go-to source for hometown community reporting, with a focus on schools, local youth sports, Reston-based businesses, and community events.