Morning Notes

Flowers by Lake Thoreau

New Batting Cages in Reston — New batting cages will be coming to Reston’s Stratton Woods Park. The Fairfax County Park Authority Board has approved a Mastenbrook Volunteer Matching Fund Grant Program request from Northern Fairfax County Babe Ruth (NFCBR) for $6,332.57. NFCBR will match the grant money and add another $20,000 from telecommunications funds to complete the project that will enable more practice time for youth teams.

Soapstone Connector Meeting — There will be a community meeting on the progress of the planned Soapstone crossing over the Dulles Toll Road. The meeting is June 15, 6 p.m. at South Lakes High School. [Hunter Mill District Facebook]

ElliptiGO On The W&OD — Potomac River Running is sponsoring an ElliptiGO marathon Sunday on the W&PD Trail in Reston. ElliptiGOs are standup bikes, similar to a stationary elliptical machine one would find in a gym. Bring your own ElliptiGO if you have one. PR will also have eight ElliptiGOs for the first eight people to register. [PR Running]

Memorial Day Schedule — Here’s Fairfax County services are open or closed on Memorial Day. [Fairfax County]

Big Lake Swims at Audubon — The annual Jim McDonnell Lake Swims take place at Lake Audubon this weekend. Hundreds of swimmers will be participating in a clinic Saturday and taking part in one- and two-mile races on Sunday. [Reston Masters]

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