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Ladies (and Gentlemen) Lunch & Learn – May 3, 10, 17 from 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM at Sycamore House. Per class: $70/person OR 3-week series: $195/person.

In this 3-week, technique driven series you will learn what to look for at the Farm Stand, how to store it, and how to prepare the best the season has to offer.  Lunch will be served along with a glass of wine. 
Register here!

Week 1: Cooking with Herbs

  • Steamed Mussels in White Wine and Farm Herbs
  • Grilled Flank Steak with Herbed Butter, Gremolata and Chimichurri Sauces
  • Herbed Biscuits
Week 2: Beyond the Greens
  • Grilled Asparagus and Shrimp Salad with Romesco Sauce
  • Zucchini Carpaccio with Lemon and Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Carrot Salad with Creamy Citrus Vinaigrette
  • Spring Kale Caesar Salad
  • Moroccan Spiced Lamb, Red Onion and Cucumber Salad with Yogurt Mint Dressing
  • Grilled Chicken Cobb Salad with Smoked Chili Buttermilk Ranch

Week 3: Farmhouse Kitchen Grilling and Roasting

  • Roasted Beets, Local Goat Cheese with Hazelnut Vinaigrette
  • Roasted Beet Hummus with Grilled Pita Chips
  • Grilled Eggplant and Chickpea Salad with Mint and Feta
  • Grilled Eggplant Rollatini with House-made Ricotta
  • Skirt Steak with Sicilian-Style Roasted Pepper Salad
  • Roasted Potatoes with Spicy Tomato Mayo
Announcements
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Willowsford Waves – Registration for our community swim team is now open. If you have a child that loves to swim and is interested in joining the Willowsford Waves for our fourth season, check out our website at Willowsfordwaves.com. The team is open to all swimmers ages 5-18 that are Willowsford residents and to future residents that have a signed contract and are registered with the HOA. For children younger than 5 or those that are not quite ready for the "big" swim team, we have a Mini-Waves program designed to prepare swimmers for the next level. Swimming for the Waves is a great way for kids to spend time with friends and build confidence through daily practices, competitive meets and fun social activities. It will foster a love of swimming as a sport and serve as great conditioning for other sports throughout the year. Registration details, coach bios, and additional team information can be found on our website. You can also check us out on Facebook at Willowsford Waves Swim Team.

Swim Lesson Information LetSwim will be back this summer working with the families of Willowsford! Group swim lesson registration is now open! Go to LetSwim  online to view your community schedule now to begin planning your Summer. 

We are offering four 2-week sessions at times convenient for you! 

  • Session 1: June 12 – June 23 
  • Session 2: June 26  - July 7 (note: class on Tuesday, 7/4 will be held on Friday, 7/7) 
  • Session 3: July 10 – July 21 
  • Session 4: July 24 – August 4


*PLEASE NOTE THERE WILL BE NO EVENING LESSONS OFFERED IN SESSION 1 AT SYCAMORE HOUSE

Private swim lesson instruction will also be available.  We are in the process of finalizing our instructors and private lesson registration should open in mid-May. Thank you and we look forward to working with your children again this Summer! 

HOA Office Closure – Sycamore House and The Lodge will close on May 12 at 11 AM to 5 PM. 

Community Standards Inspection Reminder – The following sections in The Grange can expect to see Elexandra over the next few months: 3A and 4. As well as open space encroachment in The Grant and Grove.
 Click here to determine what section your street is in. Elexandra will be dressed in Willowsford Gear and/or wearing an ID lanyard. You can expect to see her taking pictures and walking along the property.


Board of Directors Meeting – The Board of Directors meets every other month, generally on the second Thursday.  The next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, May 18 at 2:30 PM at Sycamore House.

Willowsford 101 – May 25 at 6:30 PM at Sycamore House. If you have not already attended Willowsford 101, please join us! Team members from the HOA, Lifestyle, Kitchen, Conservancy and the Farm will be present to give you an overview of each aspect of our beautiful community. Begin the evening by mingling with representatives from our resident Community Groups. This fun, interactive evening is a great opportunity to learn about your community and mingle with your neighbors! Registration is free - RSVP here!

*The April 26 DRC meeting has been rescheduled for May 6 at 9 AM.

The next Design Review Meeting, (DRC) is on May 31 at 9 AM.  Deadline for DRC applications is May 23 at 5 PM with the pre-review meeting scheduled for May 24. To schedule a pre-review meeting please click here. For DRC applications, Design Guidelines and more information, click here! 


Lifestyle
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Willowsford Boot Camp – Starting May 2, Tuesdays from 10 to 11 AM at The Lodge and Thursdays from 10 to 11 AM at Sycamore House.  Willowsford Boot Camp, brought to you by Studio Pink Fit, 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.  Studio Pink Fit instructors will keep the workouts fun and exciting while giving you a kick-butt workout!  Bring your water, bring a towel, and bring your neighbor! Cost of each class is $15/person.  Registration and payment can be made at the front desk at both, Sycamore House and The Lodge, with a credit card (no cash is accepted).

Interested in other Fitness Options?  Try POUND by Studio Pink Fit!

Join Studio Pink Fit instructors to Rockout your workout! POUND incorporates awesome music with lightly weighted Ripstix to give you a total body interval workout. Classes can be done either barefoot or in athletic shoes. There's optional impact moves, corework, and lots of legs & booty. Come have fun while you exercise and leave feeling like a Rockstar!  Space is limited for this FREE demo.  Please register here!
 


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Mother’s Day Brunch – May 14 from 12 to 1:30 PM at Sycamore House. Celebrate Mom with a relaxing and delicious Willowsford Farm-inspired buffet in the Courtyard! $50/adult; $25/child (12 and under). Register here!


On the Menu

Champagne Cocktail, Strawberry-Lemonade & Iced Tea

House-made Bread Basket (Chocolate Croissants, Woodson’s Mill Corn Muffins, Breakfast Beignets) with House-made Jam and Butter

Spring Greens, Local Goat Cheese, Farm Strawberries and Champagne Vinaigrette

Made-to-Order Omelets with Willowsford’s Free Grange Eggs

Hash Browned Herbed Potatoes

House-made Local Sausage with Cheddar Biscuits

Willowsford Farm Strawberry-Rhubarb Shortcake with Whipped Cream


Mother’s Day Bakeshop – May 13 from 10 AM to 12 PM at The Lodge. Kids hands-on baking class where students will make a box of sweet and savory treats for Mom on her special day! On the menu: Ham and Cheese Croissants, Farm Garden Berry Coffeecake, Sugar Cookie ‘Flowers’ and ‘Butterflies,’ and Chocolate Turtle Cookies. Register here!

  • Children ages 8 and up: $50
  • Adult/Child pair (children ages 5 to 7 must be accompanied by an adult): $70
wineries at willowsford

You’re invited to the first annual Wineries at Willowsford event on Saturday, May 20 from 12 to 4 PM! For one day only, six of Northern Virginia's famed wineries are coming to one place – The Lodge at Willow Lake. Discover a new favorite wine, and mingle with neighbors and friends. Picnic baskets prepared by Willowsford Kitchen are available for purchase during registration, or you may bring your own basket to enjoy on the terrace and lawn, overlooking Willow Lake and the Blue Ridge Mountains. Pizzeria Moto will also be on site, serving up the area’s best wood-fired pizza.

Admission is free, tasting tickets are $25/person and must be purchased in advance. Each ticket includes a Willowsford wine glass and a tasting of 12 wines. This event is 21+. This event is in conjunction with Willowsford Marketing. 

Featured Wineries: Tarara Winery, Bluemont Vineyard, Stone Tower Winery, The Winery at Bull Run, 8 Chains North and Pearmund Cellars!
Register here!

Movie Under the Stars – Friday, May 19 in the Sycamore House Courtyard from 8:30 to 10 PM. Join us for a family-friendly movie under the stars! Bring a blanket and a few snacks and enjoy the show.  We will be featuring The Secret Life of Pets.  This is a free event but please, register here!

secret life of pets

Camp Willowsford – Beginning in July, we’re offering a well-rounded selection of camps that will suit your child’s interests and needs. This summer, you’ll find everything from Discover, Lost & Found in the Wilds of Willowsford, Cooking Around the World, to Lego, art and music! Each day ends with pool fun and games with the instructors. Learn more and register: 2017 Camp Willowsford Brochure!


Save these Date for Upcoming Events!

  • End of School Splash Parties – June 9 from 4 to 8 PM at The Lodge and Sycamore Pools

  • Summer Concert Series – June 2 at The Lodge. Ted Garber is back and he’s bringing a band! Guaranteed to be a fantastic evening!

For Community Club events and information, click HERE!

Conservancy & Farm
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Willowsford Farm Stand Opening Day – It's that time of the year again. The weather is warming up, trees are turning green and the Willowsford Farm Stand is opening the gates. From May 2 through Thanksgiving, the Farm Stand will be open 5 days a week, stocked with all of your favorites. See you Tuesday! 2017 hours: Tuesday - Friday, 2 - 7 pm and Saturday, 9 am - 2 pm.

Willowsford Farm Tour – Sunday, May 7 from 11 AM to 12 PM. 
April showers bring May flowers! This tour will begin in the Farm Garden, where we’ll see early flowers and herbs, and maybe some asparagus. Then we’ll up to the space the farmers call “the home farm” The Grange. With the start of our CSA just around the corner, you’ll see a variety of plants, in various stages of life, in the fields. We’ll talk about our favorite hand tools and tractor implements and how the farmers’ work day changes as harvesting begins. This is a great tour for veggie-loving neighbors, home gardeners, beginner farmers, students and teachers. 
Note: The tour begins in the Farm Garden. Please park in the lot on Founders Drivel across the street from the Farm Stand. RSVP here!

Willowsford Farm Volunteer Hours 
– Sunday, May 7 from 12 to 2 PM. Let’s plant! The first successions of our annual flowers will be ready to get their roots into the “pick-your-own” beds around the Farm Stand and the battle with weeds, bunnies and groundhogs will be underway. This is a great volunteer day for families with young children, scout groups, gardeners and beginners. RSVP here!

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