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Winter Acoustic Fireside

Friday, January 17th from 6:30 - 9 PM at The Lodge. Come in out of the cold and enjoy a delicious fireside meal, great beer, and mellow acoustic music with your friends and neighbors. Live music by Guys and Doll. Cost is $48/person and includes beer and wine. View menu and register here.

Announcements
Announcements

Winter Weather Procedures

It’s that time again! Please click here for Willowsford's snow removal policies and other important winter weather information. As a reminder, the Association will perform snow removal if the depth of snow reaches two inches on the roads and still falling. If protocol is met, removal will start no later than four (4) hours after snow stops fully. 

Board of Directors Meeting

The Board of Directors meets every other month. The next Board Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, January 16th at 1:30 PM at Sycamore House. Click here to view the draft agenda. The Open Session package will be available in the document center on the website, www.willowsfordlife.com, no later than Monday, January 13th.  

Holiday Decorations

We hope you enjoyed your holiday celebrations and that your New Year is off to a great start! As a reminder, all holiday decorations should be removed within two (2) weeks following the celebrated holiday.

Amended & Restated Community Charter & By-Laws

The revised Community Charter & By-Laws have been officially adopted and are now effective. You may view the complete document here. 

Revised Design Standards Approved

The revised Design Standards have been officially adopted and are now effective. You may view the complete document here. 

Exterior Modification Applications: Admin Review

In conjunction with the posting of the revised Design Standards, a process for Administrative Review of applications for Security Cameras, Four-Board Fencing, Basketball Goals, and Single Tree Removal/Planting has been created in hopes of expedited review and determinations of these applications.

Helpful checklists can be found here on the website. Please note: There is no fee for applications that meet the criteria for Administrative Review.

Community Standards Inspection Reminder

The following sections can expect to see our Community Standards Team, Sierra and Tracey, completing Comprehensive Inspections over the next few months: The Grant - 5B, 6A, 6B, 7A, 7B, 7C, 8A; The Greens - 10A2, 10B1. Click here to determine what section your street is in. Sierra and Tracey will be dressed in Willowsford Gear and/or wearing an ID lanyard. You can expect to see them taking pictures and walking along the sides and rear of the property. Please keep in mind that you may see our Community Standards Team throughout all Villages and Sections completing resale inspections and following up on reported violations.

Pet Reminders

We have received numerous reports of dogs not being properly leashed which has resulted in various community concerns. For the safety of pets and residents, please ensure all dogs are properly leashed, confined within private property, or within a designated off-leash park at all times. The use of wireless collars or similar devices in lieu of a leash is not permitted. There are now four designated off-leash parks within Willowsford with space for pets to roam and play. Allowing pets to roam free on trails is also prohibited. As always, please remember how important it is to clean-up after your pet(s), as animal waste can be hazardous to the health of not only our residents, but other pets. Common areas, green spaces between homes, and areas with tall grasses are no exception to clean-up. By taking these few steps, you can contribute to maintaining the beautification and harmony of Willowsford. 

Conservancy Update Meetings

Please join Willowsford Conservancy for an update meeting on Wednesday, February 19th at Sycamore House or on Tuesday, February 25th at The Lodge. Conservancy staff and Board members will review information on the Conservancy’s role within the Willowsford community; current projects; the FY2020 budget; and opportunities for residents to get involved with the Conservancy’s work. You must register to attend! Snow date is Wednesday, March 4th.

Design Review

For DRC applications, Design Guidelines and more information, click here


Application Deadline - January 15th
Pre-Review Meeting - January 21st

DRC Meeting - January 29th

Lifestyle
Lifestyle

Superfood Bootcamp

Thursday, January 16th from 6:30 - 9 PM at The Lodge. Supercharge your winter kitchen with farm fresh superfoods. This class explores new ways to introduce your family to more easy and delicious winter vegetable, grain and legume dishes packed with tons of beneficial vitamins and minerals. Cost is $75/person. View menu and register here. 

Date Night in the Kitchen: Slope Side

Saturday, January 18h from 6:30 - 9 PM at Sycamore House. Willowsford Kitchen has created a delicious winter menu and will teach you and your significant other to create tasty cuisine using local products. Date Night in the Kitchen is a hands-on, light cooking class for adults 21+ only. Cost is $150/couple. View menu and register here.

Lunch & Learn: Veggies Forward, Protein Optional

Thursdays: January 23rd, 30th and February 6th from 10:30 AM - 1 PM at The Lodge. This three-week series in Willowsford Kitchen will inspire you with an array of vegetable, grain and bean dishes to add to your repertoire. You’ll learn techniques for cooking vegetables and how to create delicious meals highlighting roots, grains, legumes and greens by combining flavors and textures. Each week a simply roasted protein will be included as an option. Lunch will be served each week along with a glass of wine. Cost is $210/person and includes a Willowsford apron. View menu and register here. 

JCA Foodies (Age 9-13): Pasta Manga Mania

Thursdays: January 23rd - February 27th from 5 - 7:30 PM at The Lodge. Kids can cook and entertain! Willowsford’s Jr. Chef Academy Foodies, a special 6-week series of classes teaching children how to plan, cook for, and throw a dinner party. Kids will learn knife skills, a variety of key cooking techniques, party planning and dinner party etiquette all while traveling the world sampling pastas, sauces and other Italian dishes. The series finale will be a three-course dinner prepared and hosted by the kids, followed by a graduation ceremony. The Jr. Chef Academy per-child price includes an apron, dinner each evening and an invitation for one parent to attend the finale dinner and graduation ceremony. Cost is $350/child. View menu and register here. 

JCA Half Pints (Age 5-8): Pasta Manga Mania

Tuesdays: February 4th - March 10th from 5 - 7 PM at The Lodge. Kids can cook and entertain! Willowsford’s Jr. Chef Academy Half Pints is a special 6-week series of classes teaching children how to plan, cook for, and throw a party. Kids will learn about a variety of key cooking techniques, party planning and party etiquette. The series finale will be a three-course meal prepared and hosted by the kids, followed by a graduation ceremony. The Jr. Chef Academy per-child price includes an apron, dinner each evening and an invitation for one parent to attend the graduation dinner and ceremony. Cost is $325/child. View menu and register here. 

LEGO® Robotics Class

Thursdays: February 6th - March 12th from 5:45 - 6:45 PM at Sycamore House. Ages 5-10. Do you love LEGO®? Why not combine our robotics class to the exciting world of LEGO®? Students will work in a team while building their programs through a series of challenges and introduce them to pair programming. Students will create a different model with science concepts, for example, investigate the effects of forces on the movement of an object—designed for both new & returning students. An entirely new curriculum is offered this winter! Cost is $135/student. Register here. 

SciGenius Chess Club

Fridays: February 7th - March 13th from 5:45 - 6:45 PM at Sycamore House. Ages 5-10. Students of any level will enjoy the challenge of chess at the SciGenius Chess Club! Students will learn the rules and tactics of chess and will then get to test out their strategies by playing against students of similar experience. Our instructors offer individualized support and training, so each student, whether beginners or advanced players, will receive the personal skill development they need to enhance their abilities. Cost is $125/student. Register here.

Valentine's Dinner

Saturday, February 8th from 6:30 - 9 PM at The Lodge. Treat your loved one to a sumptuous, four-course meal prepared by the Willowsford Kitchen. Enjoy hors d'oeuvres and sparkling wine, followed by an elegant, seasonal dinner featuring Willowsford Farm's harvest, and paired with fine Italian wines. Hors d'oeuvres will be served at 6:30 PM with dinner at 7 PM. Couples will be seated at tables of eight. This is an adults-only event. Cost is $190/coupleView menu and register here.

Willowsford Mercantile

Willowsford Mercantile

Shop Willowsford Mercantile, our exclusive online boutique. Featured products include wine glasses, apparel, holiday ornaments, and other Willowsford-branded merchandise. Supplies are limited, so you won't want to wait!

Save-the-Date!


February 26th - Willowsford 101
March 5th - Wine Duel
March 7th - CAPS vs Penguins & Chili Cook-Off
March 19th - Pasta Favorites
March 20th - Spring Acoustic Fireside
March 28th - 
Date Night in the Kitchen

Community Clubs
Community Clubs

Social Club

Enjoy a 2020 Post-New Years celebration with Social Club on Saturday, January 11th from 6-9 PM at The Lodge. We will re-celebrate January 1st and pre-celebrate January 25th, which marks the beginning of the Chinese Lunar Year of the Rat! Please bring either an American or Chinese dish of your choice to share, in the categories of appetizer, entree, or dessert. As usual BYOB, and hopefully some are bubbly. We provide paper goods, cups and eating utensils. Plan on playing some fun adult games. Dress is casual. A family-friendly film will be provided for any children, in another room. Remember that parents are responsible for their children's care, conduct and behavior at all times. For questions or to RSVP, please contact: willowsfordsocialclub@gmail.com

Brew Club

The Willowford Brew Club is hosting an event on Friday, January 31st from 6:30 - 10:30 PM at The Lodge. We'll have a speaker from Old Bust Head Brewery talk about their brewery and beers. We'll have a selection of OBH beers to try so bring a few extra bucks for the sampling, a dish to share, and any beverages you wish. See our Facebook page or sign up for our email list at willowsfordbrewclub@gmail.com.  

Old Bust Head Brewing Company is named for a rural crossroads in the rolling hills of Fauquier County, Virginia. The locals who dubbed the corner ‘Bust Head’ enjoyed not only the potent libations brewed there, but also a little good humor. Some say the nickname came about when a neighbor fell off his horse after ‘overindulging’ at the corner shop one evening. Others say the locals who drank there were partial to Saturday night fights, or that they just fell down and busted their heads on the rough old country road. 

Old Bust Head is an independent craft brewery and brews a wide variety of ales and lagers from Pilsners to Porters. The name of the beers are typically anecdotes from their local community in Vint Hill, Virgina. You can check out what goes into making their delicious brews while reading about the story behind each label. Old Bust Head is serious about the art of crafting exceptional beer, passionate about the environment, and likes to keep things in perspective and enjoyable for everyone.  
 
Old Bust Head is located just 30 minutes South from The Lodge off Route 15 in Vint Hill, Virgina. Old Bust Head has a great venue with food trucks, music, growler fills, and brewery tours Wednesdays - Sunday. See their website for details. 

Willowsford Cares

Please join the Willowsford Cares Club Sunday, February 9th from 12 - 4 PM at Old Ox Brewery for Bags and Brews for CAH, a corn hole tournament to benefit the CARES Foundation. Bring the fam and enjoy an afternoon of corn hole, craft beer, food trucks, music and games for the kiddos!
 
Registration is $100 per team (2 players per team) for corn hole participants. We will have prizes for the top three teams to include packages from Bowerlo, Total Wine, Coopers Hawk Winery, Barrel Oak Winery and more! We will also be doing a silent auction with items such as an autographed Stephen Strasburg baseball, items from Stella and Dot, and Wegmans gift baskets.
 
Thanks to our generous sponsors, Old Ox Brewery, Rubinos Pizzeria, and Wegmans, we will be able to donate almost 100% of the proceeds to the CARES Foundation.
 
Don’t want to play? We welcome supporters as well and are excited to come together as a community to support this good cause! You can also just make a donation.
 
To secure your spot, please PayPal $100 to willowsfordcares@gmail.com and indicate the players on your team. We are limiting this to 40 teams, so sign up soon! If you would just like to come hang out, no RSVP is needed.

Join a Club

Joining a Community Club is a great way to meet your neighbors, become familiar with your community, and make real world connections. Willowsford-sponsored Community Clubs encourage connections among residents who share common interests in a hobby, social, cultural, or recreational activity. Click here for more information.

Fitness
Fitness

Yoga Retreat: Kickstart YOU in 2020 

Saturday, January 25th at The Lodge. This full-day retreat will walk participants through a 3-part process to unearth, attune to, and embody thriving in the moment so that you can create space for you in your life. Explore how to practice feeling instead of fixing, deepen your relationship with your inner wisdom, step out of your comfort zone, make room for curiosity, and envision a new heart-centered narrative for 2020. Cost is $160/person. View more information and register here. 

Early Express HIIT & LIFT at SH

4 Weeks: 1/6 - 1/31

Tired? Stressed? Ready for a change in your routine? Join us at Sycamore House for a killer workout that will help you gain strength, energy, and patience. Yes! Focusing on your health can help all of these! Get your heart pumping! We lift weights, swing kettlebells, slam balls, use bands, bender balls, steps, and maybe some new toys in the new year! We have it all. No workout is the same. Join now, space is limited. M, W, F: $100 or M, F: $75. Register here.

Boot Camp at TL

8 Weeks: 1/7 - 3/3 (no class 1/21 or 1/23)

Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 - 10:30 AM at The Lodge. Boot Camp is designed to give you a full body workout with modifications for all fitness levels. Cardio and strength exercises are combined to maximize your workout for a strengthening, toning workout incorporating body resistance as well as resistance and weight training equipment. Each workout is different, utilizing the latest trends in fitness as well as the tried-and-true methods. $140 for 15 classes or $70 for 7 classes. Register here. 

Yoga for Kids

Kids are growing up in a very busy, hurry up world, and stress physically and emotionally is starting so much younger. With busy schedules, school pressures, competitive sports and social media our kids need to learn the techniques at an early age to stay centered and grounded. Yoga brings an awareness to themselves and others, in a practice of mindful movement both physically and emotionally. Treehouse Kids is now offering classes for Willowsford residents. Our classes are designed to teach yoga poses, breathing, and relaxation exercises which cultivate a calm mind, increase strength and flexibility, improve gross and fine motor skills, improve concentration, and give children the tools to manage stress in their daily lives. Each class is designed with age appropriate movement, theme and music. Together lets empower the kids to build their strength from the inside out! 
 

Age 5-8
Tuesdays: January 14th through February 18th
Sycamore House
4 - 4:45 PM
$75 for 6-Week Session
Register Here


Age 9-12
Thursdays: January 16th through February 20th
Sycamore House
4:30 - 5:15 PM
$75 for 6-Week Session
Register Here

Morning Yoga at TL

10 Weeks: 1/17 - 3/27 (no class 3/20)

Fridays at 9:30 AM at The Lodge. Calm the hustle. Quiet the mind. Strengthen the body. Connect to your inner strength and wisdom with yoga. Join us for practices that will range from gentle to more heat-building vinyasa flows and will all include breathwork and help you create space within the mind, body, and heart. You'll take each practice with you off your mat, feel centered, strong, and ready for anything. $90 for 10 classes or $50 for 5 classesRegister here.

Evening Yoga at TL

10 Weeks: 1/20 - 3/30 (no class 2/17)

Mondays at 7 PM at The Lodge. Tap into being and ease to start each new week. Connect to your breath and your body with this vinyasa flow meets restorative practice to cultivate less doing and more awareness. Each practice will include breathwork, vinyasa flow, and a restorative series to help you feel centered, connected, and ready for the week. $90 for 10 classes or $50 for 5 classes. Register here. 

Willowsford Fit

Our state-of-the-art Fitness Center is located inside The Lodge in The Greens. The facility offers Matrix cardio machines, circuit training weight machines and free weights. Cardio machines include iPhone/iPod connectors and personal TV stations. Key fob access is available 4 AM - 11 PM daily.

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