This blended learning course equips you to recognize and care for a variety of first aid breathing and cardiac emergencies involving adults, children and infants. This class is taught in a blended learning format; an online portion (accessed via mobile desktop or tablet) must be completed prior to attending the instructor-led skills session. Upon successful completion, this course includes a two (2) year certification in Adult & Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED, and American Red Cross Reference Guides.
Session 1 - Sycamore House Thursday, August 31st 10 AM - 12:15 PM Register Here
Session 2 - The Lodge Thursday, September 14th 5:30 - 7:45 PM Register Here
Willow Lake Closures
Due to Camp Willowsford programming, Willow Lake and pier will be closed until 1:30 PM on the following dates: August 7th – 11th
HOA Stategic Planning Survey
NEW! In the next few days, we will be sending a Strategic Plan Resident Survey through Survey Monkey. Thank you in advance for participating in the survey supporting the Willowsford Strategic Planning Committee focused on the future of Willowsford. The results will be used to inform the Strategic Plan and determine what and how Amenities, Programs/Events, and Services will be a part of Willowsford. The 13-question survey includes multiple choice, ranking, and rating style questions, and will take about ten minutes of your time. As we optimistically look to the future of this outstanding community, it is your perspective that we need to frame the improvements and vision for Willowsford looking forward.
The survey will close on August 27th. Your feedback is extremely valuable! Thank you for your time and thoughtful responses.
Coffee & Conversation
Friday, August 4th from 9 - 10 AM at The Lodge. It’s not always easy to attend Board Meetings, and even if you do, we can’t always work through the issue at length during the meeting. Join Rebecca, HOA Community Manager, to share your ideas or concerns about the HOA community over a cup of coffee. Coffee and Conversations will generally be hosted on the first Friday of every month.
Board Meeting Info
The Board generally meets every other month. Meetings are held in-person at Sycamore House in addition to Zoom. The next meeting date and time is as follows: Thursday, August 17th at 5:30 PM at Sycamore House To Join Zoom Meeting Click Here Meeting ID: 830 5833 9140 - Passcode: 768352 The Agendas and Open Session Packages are made available in the Document Center online at WillowsfordLife.com. The agenda is available approximately 10 days prior to the meeting and the Open Session Package is available approximately 3-4 days prior to the meeting. If you have input/feedback regarding the Agenda or any other HOA-related matter, please email HOA@willowsford.com prior to the meeting. You may also address the Board directly during Resident Comment Period at the beginning of each meeting.
NEW! Solarize Piedmont 2023, a Piedmont Environmental Council campaign in partnership with the Local Energy Alliance Program (LEAP) and participating municipalities, is running now through August 31st. Solarize Piedmont makes switching to solar cheaper and easier for homeowners and business owners because LEAP does the leg work for them and connects them with pre-vetted, high-quality installers offering discounted rates. For those thinking about going solar, LEAP provides a free satellite assessment to ensure the property is viable for solar.
In support of Virginia’s goal to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050, Solarize Piedmont is part of the broader Solarize Virginia program and is available to those in Albemarle, Clarke, Culpeper, Fauquier, Greene, Loudoun, Madison, Orange, and Rappahannock counties, and the City of Charlottesville. For more details, Solarize Virginia is offering a virtual information session August 17th at 3 PM. Participants can register here by August 31st.
Street Tree Pruning
You may have noticed Down to Earth pruning street trees over the past few weeks. Pruning and lifting the trees helps keep them healthy and strong resulting in more shade and a more beautiful tree. Down to Earth is also pruning tree branches that are hanging too low over the sidewalks. They should be finished with all street trees by mid-August.
Due to recent and ongoing incidents surrounding the Fitness Center, the Board has elected to change the closing time to 9 PM until further notice. Please ensure you are finished with your workout before 9 PM as the alarm will set upon closing. This change went into effect Friday, July 21st.
Pavilion & Pool Party Space Rentals
Pavilion and Pool Party Space Reservations are now online! We are excited to streamline this service, allowing for convenient payment and scheduling. Click here for additional information including rates, availability, in-house catering options, and more. Reservations must be booked online at least 14 days in advance, but no more than 60 days in advance. This booking service is available on a first-come, first-serve basis for Members in good standing. For the best user experience, please use the desktop version of CivicRec to complete your reservation. Contact the Association at HOA@willowsford.com for access and registration issues or questions.
Our Community Standards Team is currently conducting comprehensive inspections in The Grant. During a comprehensive inspection, our Covenants Team reviews the entire exterior of each Lot. These inspections are conducted on each lot every 18 months. Comprehensive inspections ensure properties are well maintained keeping your property values high. If you have any questions about the inspection process, please reach out to our Covenants Manager, Marlith, at DRC@willowsford.com. As a reminder, curb appeal inspections occur weekly throughout all four villages.
The Design Review Committee meets monthly at Sycamore House with resident forum opening at 9 AM. For more information about the Design Review process, click here.
Application Deadline - August 2nd Pre-Review Meeting - August 9th DRC Meeting - August 16th
Need additional assistance with your application? The Technical Assistance Advisors (members of the Design Review Committee) can help guide you through the application process. Please reach out to DRC@willowsfordlife.com to be put in touch with one of our resident volunteers.
First Friday Happy Hour
Friday, August 4th from 5:30 - 7:30 PM at The Lodge. Kick off the weekend with complimentary drinks on tap and food samples featuring Willowsford Farm produce! First-come, first-served until it's gone. Valid ID required to consume alcohol and will be checked prior to serving. Feel free to bring a blanket and picnic to enjoy.
On Tap: Citralicious American IPA Featured Farm Produce: Eggplant/Peppers Samples: Eggplant Wrapped in Prosciutto & Goat Cheese Stuffed Peppers
Friday, August 18th from 8:30 - 10 PM at Lodge Pool. We will be featuring the movie LIGHTYEAR (PG). Come early to swim and stay through the movie! Scoops2U will be serving up ice cream bars starting at 7:30 PM. Registration not required; admission is handled on a first-come, first-served basis until the pool reaches capacity. Please ensure that floats used in the pool are limited to arm floaties, vests, small innertubes, etc. Larger floats and rafts are not permitted for safety reasons. Rain Date: 8/25
Popsicles at the Playground
Thursday, August 24th from 3 – 4:30 PM at The Lodge Playground. Celebrate the first day of school with us at Willowsford’s newest playground in The Greens! King of Pops will be handing out popsicles, while supplies last. Free for residents; registration not required.
Ice Cream Social
Sunday, August 27th from 2 - 3 PM at Willow Grove Splash Park. "I scream; you scream; we all scream for ICE CREAM!" Choose your favorite toppings and create a delicious sundae to celebrate the last days of summer. Free for residents; registration not required.
Fall Recreational Soccer
FC Virginia & Willowsford are excited to partner again this fall for exclusive recreational soccer programming at The Lodge. Available in three different groups, ranging from ages 2 - 8, these recreational programs are a great way to keep your young ones active this fall. The season runs September 5th - November 4th with all games occurring Saturday mornings. Availability is limited; Register Here by August 18th to secure your spot.
Fall Rec League (Fees Involved) Ages 5-8 Tuesday or Wednesday Evening Practices
Shop Willowsford Mercantile, our exclusive online boutique. Featured products include stemware, lunch bags, pool towels, and other Willowsford-branded merchandise. Supplies are limited, so you won't want to wait!
The HOA has partnered with STROLL Willowsford (N2 Publishing) to provide content to residents. Click here to view the publication, monthly e-newsletters, companion social media pages, and learn more about upcoming STROLL events.
Q3 Programming Guide (July - September)
Willowsford Life is a full range of lifestyle events, classes, and activities meant to engage and connect residents, not only to each other but to the Willowsford vision of life. From complimentary events to culinary workshops to group fitness classes and everything in between - we offer something for everyone.
Take a look at the Q3 Programming Guide for details and information about our upcoming events, classes, and activities taking place July - September.
Willowsford Kitchen offers culinary classes, wine tastings, pairing dinners, workshops for kids, meals to-go, catering services, and much more! Menus highlight Willowsford Farm's harvest and the Kitchen's network of local, artisan producers.
Group Fitness Classes
The next round of fitness classes have begun. Classes vary by location, duration, and frequency to better suit your busy life. Cost varies by offering, 18+ only. Register Here
Total Body Reset Tuesdays & Thursdays (August 29th - September 21st) 12 - 12:30 PM at The Lodge $85/person for 8 classes
Barre: Back-to-School Session Thursdays (August 31st - September 28th) 8 - 9 AM at Sycamore House $100/person for 5 classes
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 to residents in good standing.
Hours of Operation Daily: 4 AM - 9 PM
Willowsford Wheels Club
Saturday, August 5th from 8 - 10 AM in The Lodge parking lot. Willowsford Wheels is perfect for car enthusiasts! Showcase your car at one of our Cars & Coffee events or just come to chat with neighbors and check out an array of classic, vintage, exotic, and muscle cars. All ages and vehicle enthusiasts from Willowsford are welcome. Registration is not required to attend. Find us on Facebook!
Willowsford Book Club
Thursday, August 3rd from 6:30 - 9 PM at The Lodge. Willowsford Illustrious Novel Enthusiasts (WINE) is a book club open to all. We read, we meet, we talk, we drink wine, we enjoy ourselves! WINE usually meets the first Thursday of the month at The Lodge. Find us on Facebook for additional details and book selection.
Bunco Babes Club
NEW! Wednesday, August 16th from 7 - 10 PM at Sycamore House. It’s game night! You don't have to know how to play. We are happy to help you learn. Please bring an appetizer or dessert to share and whatever you'd like to drink. Players will also need $10 for Bunco and $3 to play Left, Center, Right. Hope to see you there. Join the Willowsford Bunco Babes Facebook page for more information.
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 to learn more!
2nd Annual Hiking Spree Update
NEW! Earlier this month, we wrapped up our second annual Hiking Spree. Over 175 residents signed up for the spree, which aims to invite everyone to experience one of the varied trails we maintain here at Willowsford. Thank you to everyone who logged their hikes and got outside for a trail adventure. Thirteen people and their families completed four or more hikes. Our raffle winner is Sylwia Hoffman, and we would like to give a shoutout to Michael Sphar, who completed all 12 hikes we recommended!
Mike shares the following about the spree: "I wanted to share how much I enjoyed the 2023 Hiking Spree. I live in The Greens, and while I've hiked some of the trails in the other villages, this really gave me a great opportunity to explore all of Willowsford. I completed all 12 hikes, and my kids joined me on about half of them. During the hikes, I saw plenty of deer, a couple of foxes, and a raccoon, and my daughter and I even encountered a snake! My top 3 trails were: The Grant Loop, Tall Cedars, and the Lenah Run to Grange Loop. I'd like to thank the Conservancy for organizing this fun activity. The selected trails had a nice variety of wooded areas, open areas, and residential areas."
Explore Willowsford: August 4th Guided Hike (4-5 PM)
Take a walk with a member of our Land Stewardship team and our new Executive Director around Pinewoods Loop (2 miles) in The Grove and learn about the diverse trees that exist on Conservancy land and what purpose they serve for the local biome. Great for those ages 10 and up; register here!