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Valentine’s Sweet Shop


Sunday, February 10th from 12 to 2 PM at The Lodge.  Join Willowsford Kitchen for a sweet workshop to celebrate Saint Valentine.  Work in groups at a variety of stations to shape, fill, finish and decorate delicious treats.  The treats that are created will be divided up between the class to take home to share with family or to give as Valentine's gifts to that special someone. Register here!  
  • $80 Adult/Child pair (children 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult)
  • $60 Children 8 and up*
  • *if you would like to attend with your child that is 8 or older, you must register for an Adult/Child pair
Menu of Sweet Treats

Sparkly Valentine Sugar Cookies
Look Into Your Heart Cookies
Housemade Marshmallows 
Coconut Macaroon Kisses
Chocolate Hazelnut Lady Kisses

Lunch Menu

Grilled Cheese & Tomato Soup
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Follow-Up Grant School Site Informational Meeting

An informational meeting will be held Wednesday, February 6th at 6:30 PM at The Lodge. Representatives of the Karter School will provide a status update of issues raised at the meetings in July and September as well as present their updated proposed plan for a childcare center at the intersection of Route 50 and Everfield Dr. next to The Grant’s Southern entrance.

Board Meeting Summary

The Board met January 10th, and the following notable actions were taken: Three (3) new clubs were established; Networking Group, Supper Club and Book Club.  The Board approved revisions to the Amenity Rental Application and Contract as well as recognized two (2) Founder Actions; DRC Appointments and an Amendment to the 11th Charter Amendment regarding Vineyard lots.  The Board also approved contract renewals for fob software and VOIP phone system as well as proposals for The Lodge Bathhouse renovations and white coating of the activity pool. Additionally, staff has reached out to Supervisor Buffington’s office for an update regarding the request for a traffic calming study on Bloomfield Path sent in November to the County Board of Supervisors for Consideration. Policies, Minutes, Amenity Rental Application/contract, and recorded Founder Actions are available to view on WillowsfordLife.com.   


Residents Appointed to Design Review Committee

We are excited to announce that Max Harwell and Scott McIntosh have been appointed to the DRC by the Founder! The Committee now includes four members, one consultant, one development team member, and two residents. Thank you to all the volunteers and we look forward to adding more residents in the future!


Board of Directors Meeting 

The Board of Directors meets every other month. The next board meeting is scheduled for Thursday, March 14 at 5:30 PM at Sycamore House. There is a slight change to the order of business; Executive Session will be moved to the end of the meeting so please attend at 5:30 PM for Open Session including resident comment period and matters for decision.


Winter Weather Procedures 

It’s that time again! Please click HERE for Willowsford's Snow Removal Policy and other important winter weather information. 

Community Standards Inspection Reminder

Drive through inspections are completed in each Village weekly and a comprehensive lot inspection is performed every 18-24 months. The following sections in The Grove can expect to see Fatima and Kirk over the next few months: 11A1, 11A2, 11B. Click here to determine what section your street is in. Kirk and Fatima will be dressed in Willowsford Gear and/or wearing an ID lanyard. You can expect to see them taking pictures and walking along the property.


Design Review

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

  • Application Deadline - January 21st

  • Pre-review Meeting - January 23rd

  • DRC Meeting - January 30th

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Valentine's Dinner

Willowsford 101

Thursday, January 24th  from 6:30 to 8 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, and you will also have the opportunity to mingle with representatives from various resident Community Groups. This fun, interactive evening is a great opportunity to learn about your community and mingle with your neighbors!  Registration is free! Register here. 

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Willowsford Valentine’s Dinner

Saturday, February 9th from 6:30 PM until 9 PM. Treat your loved one to a sumptuous, four-course meal prepared by Willowsford Kitchen. Enjoy hors d'oeuvres and champagne, followed by an elegant, seasonal dinner featuring Willowsford Farm's harvest, and paired with fine local 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 adult-only event. $200/couple. Register here! 

Hors d'Oeuvres

Amuse Bouche and Champagne 

Lobster Beignets with Lemon Chili Aioli

 Parmesan Gougere with Truffle Butter


Dinner (paired with fine wines)

Butternut Squash Doughnut Ravioli with Sage Brown Butter

Pink Peppercorn Crusted Tenderloin of Beef, Glazed Shallot and Red Wine Bourdelaise, Potatoes Gratin, Winter Vegetables

Winter Greens, Pomegranate Seeds, Baked Triple Cream Cheese, Champagne Vinaigrette

Dessert

Chocolate Ganache Cake, Bourbon Caramel Ice Cream, Red Berry Compote, Chocolate Crunch


Willowsford Mercantile

Shop Willowsford Mercantile, our exclusive online boutique. Featured products include the 2018 holiday ornament, wine glasses, backpacks, and other Willowsford-branded merchandise. Orders will be available for pick-up at Sycamore House; please allow one full week from date of purchase for your order to be processed. Please note, supplies are limited. SHOP WITH US!


Save-the-Date!

  • Mixology Class with AhSo- March 2nd
  • Italian Wine Duel - March 7th
  • CAPS Game on the Big Screen & Chili Cook Off – March 8th 
  • Date Night in the Kitchen - March 9th
  • Spring Acoustic Fireside – March 15th 
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Brew Club & Bourbon Club

The Willowsford Brew Club and Willowsford Bourbon Club are hosting a joint meeting on Friday, February 1st at The Lodge from 6:30 to 10:30 PM to explore the fine art of Bourbon-Aged Beer. 

Bourbon can be produced anywhere in the United States, but most bourbons are produced in Kentucky. Bourbon must contain at least 51% corn. The rest is a mixture of some barley for the fermentation process, as well as rye and/or wheat. Today, many bourbons are produced using the sour mash process. American whiskey is mainly distilled in column stills.  Bourbon must be aged in toasted casks made from American white oak for at least 4 years in fresh unless otherwise stated.  

Beer is produced by fermenting cereal grains including barley, wheat, corn and rice with yeast.  Classic beers use malted barley that provides color while corn and rice can produce lighter lagers and pilsners. The grains are steeped in hot water to extract the sugars and then boiled prior to fermentation.  Hops can be added during the steeping or the fermentation process to add additional flavors.  There is no distillation process when brewing beer.

For Bourbon-aged beer, the fermentation process occurs in toasted white oak casks the have been decanted of bourbon.  Typically, fermentation can take several weeks or longer depending on the yeast.  This cask conditioning adds bourbon flavors such as vanilla, brown sugar, maple, caramel, and spice flavors providing a smooth and subtle bourbon flavor to the beer.  

We have scheduled Wes Nick, Brewmaster, The Farm Brewery At Broad Run in Haymarket, Virginia as our guest speaker. 

Please RSVP to willowsfordbrewclub@gmail.com. Bring your beer, bourbon or Bourbon-Aged Beer and a dish to share. 


Willowsford Social Club-Cocktail Date Night

Saturday, January 19th from 6 to 8:30 PM at The Lodge. Hosted by Viktorija Piano. Live Music provided by The Fiddle Diva, an amazing and super-talented electrical violinist who has entertained at many of our Willowsford events. Some of you may have seen her and can vouch for her energetic performances. I'm so excited to share this experience with all of you!

Many of us will be making our own "signature" cocktails and we would love to try some of yours. Bring your favorite appetizer and liquor to share with the group. There is a sample list for you to choose from. You are welcome to bring your own cocktail glass, but we will have plenty of plastic ones. We will vote by the end of the night for the best cocktail mixologist in Willowsford. Bring it on! But let's be honest. Everyone's going to be a winner after a few cocktails! Cheers! Please register by contacting willowsfordsocialclub@gmail.com


For Community Club events and information, click here!

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NEW Yoga (4-week session)

Wednesday and Friday 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. This 4-week session begins February 6th and ends March 1st. $80 for the full session or $40 for 4 classes.  Register here.  


Early Express Bootcamp HIIT and LIFT (4-week session)

Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 5:30 AM at Sycamore House.  Rise and Shine and BURN.  Want to burn the most calories in the shortest amount of time? High Intensity Interval Training will help you do just that.  No need to spend hours in the gym, we’ve got you covered in under an hour. We mix things up 3 times a week with HIIT, Circuit, Reps, Tabata, and other protocols to make for a totally rewarding and calorie-torching workout. With three times a week you will work all muscle groups and feel the burn. So, wake up, grab your coffee, grab a friend and join us!  All levels and ages (16+) welcome.  HIIT it and go! This 4-week session begins February 4th and ends March 1st.  $100/person. Register here.   

Max Out Cardio Bodyweight Strength & PiY0 Combo

Cardio – Tuesdays at 5:30 AM at Sycamore House.  Earn your afterburn with this high energy cardio and bodyweight strength class.  All levels welcome.  Low impact and modifications offered.

PiYo – Thursdays at 5:30 AM at Sycamore House.  Excellent complement to Tuesday's cardio.  Low impact, yoga-based athletic training.  Rhythm-based choreographer movements.  Learn and burn!  Sculpt, shred, and stretch.  
This Cardio/PiYo 4-week session begins February 5 and ends February 28th.  $75/person. Register here.  

Boot Camp at The Lodge

Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:30 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.  This 4-week session begins February 5th and ends February 28th.  $75 for the full session or $40 for 4 classes. Register here.    


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