Sycamore House will be closed Saturday, April 13th for our Spring EGGstravaganza.
Sycamore House and The Lodge will be closed Friday, April 19th and Sunday, April 21st.
Transportation Update Meeting
Join Supervisor Buffington on April 11, at 7 PM, at Madison's Trust Elementary School, for an update on current and planned road construction projects in the Brambleton, Willowsford, and Loudoun Valley Estates areas.
Envision Loudoun 2040 Meetings
The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors are holding the following public meetings regarding the Loudoun 2040 Comprehensive Plan:
April 24th at 6 PM at the Loudoun County Government Center, 1 Harrison Street, SE Leesburg, VA
April 27th at 9 AM at the Loudoun County Public Schools Administration Building, 21000 Education Court in Ashburn, VA
View proposed plan here.
For more information, go to: https://www.loudoun.gov/Loudoun2040 .
The Grange Utility Work
Dominion Energy will be installing a zinc ribbon line along the gas line in The Grange. Work is expected to commence in April weather pending.
Board of Directors Meeting
The Board of Directors meets every other month. The next board meeting is scheduled for Thursday, May 9th at 1:30 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 1:30 PM for Open Session including resident comment period and matters for decision.
Design Guidelines Update
The Design Review Committee and staff are currently working on a comprehensive review of the Design Guidelines. Feedback previously received by residents, such as trampolines, will be considered by the DRC and a recommendation sent to the Board of Directors. We are in the early stages, but expect to have a draft of the complete document available for community input in July. No changes will take effect until after resident input and Board approval.
Throughout the busy season, the Committee meets more frequently, every three weeks. For DRC applications, Design Guidelines and more information, click here.
Saturday, April 13th from 10am until 1pm at The Lodge. Registration for the egg hunt is closed, but Willowsford residents are still welcome to attend and enjoy face painting, baby farm animals, donuts, and hot cider!
Friday, May 3rd from 6:30 PM to 9 PM at Sycamore House. The Beltway Rockers are a classic band from Northern Virginia that will make you want to get up and dance! A popular local favorite at weddings, clubs and wineries, The Beltway Rockers play classic hits from The Stones, The Beatles, The Kinks, and more. Join frontman Gary Dennis, a resident of The Grant, for an enjoyable evening of rockin' and rollin'! This event is free, but please Register here
Mother's Day Brunch
Sunday, May 12th from 12 PM to 1:30 PM at Sycamore House. Celebrate Mom with a relaxing and delicious Willowsford Farm-inspired buffet in the Courtyard! Adults $50/person; Children 3-12 years $25/person. Register here
Willowsford Flea Market
Saturday, May 18th from 8 AM to 1 PM at the Sycamore House parking lot. Mark your calendars for Willowsford's Annual Flea Market! This event will be similar to the Community Yard Sales that we've had in the past but are opening it up to folks that are interested in selling more than just their second-hand items. There are a lot of great business owners and talented crafters in our neighborhood, so this is a great opportunity to meet your neighbors along with other flea market goers to promote your product and/or service offerings. Register here to participate!
The pools open Memorial Day weekend. Willowsford is partnering with LetSwim, Inc. to offer swim lessons to our residents. For registration information visit LetSwim.com. Swim lessons are offered at both pools for ages 6 months to 12 years.
Enrichment Classes at Willowsford
Have a curious child? Maybe a budding engineer or a mad scientist? Willowsford is now offering fun and exciting enrichment classes at The Lodge and Sycamore House just in time for spring! Kids will apply real-world STEM concepts and learn critical thinking, teamwork, and goal setting.
In the, LEGO® Robotics Class, children ages 5-10, will combine their love of brick building with cutting edge technology creating projects and different models using paired programming. $135/Child Register here.
Wednesdays, April 24th through May 29th at The Lodge at 5 PM
Thursdays, April 25th through May 30th at Sycamore House at 5:30 PM
In the Little Mad Scientist Class, kids ages 3-5, will discover how science is involved in every day life. Each session will provide the opportunity for kids to participate in different experiments from making lava lamps to elephant toothpaste and more! $99/Child (6 Week Series) Register here.
Wednesdays, April 24th through May 29th at Sycamore House at 10 AM
Date Night in the Kitchen: Springtime in Paris Part Duex
Thursday, April 25th at The Lodge from 6:30 PM to 9 PM. There's no better place to be in the springtime than Paris. Our March Date Night was so popular we thought we would bring you more French Bistro favorites in April... Part Deux! $150/Couple Register Here
Lunch and Learn: Grilling Techniques for Outdoor Entertaining
Thursdays, May 9th, 16th, and 23rd at The Lodge from 10:30 AM to 1 PM. In this three-week, technique driven series you’ll learn to design delicious menus around your backyard grill for easy, outdoor entertaining all summer long. Learn grilling techniques for everything from appetizers to desserts. Lunch will be served each week, along with a glass of wine. $210/Person. Register here.
Fire Up the Grill: The Essential Tool Kit for Every Grill Master
Thursday, May 16 from 6:30 PM to 9 PM at The Lodge. Fire up the grill! Learn the essential techniques for grilling everything from vegetables to shrimp and steak along with a few rubs, marinades and sauces to accompany them. We’ll cover the different types of grills, direct vs. indirect heat, how to test doneness, grilling gear and even how to stock your pantry for grilling season. Chef Bonnie will handpick a few of her favorite wines to serve with these grilled dishes. $75/Person Register here.
Shop Willowsford Mercantile, our exclusive online boutique. Featured products include, 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!
Movie on the Lawn - May 17th
Wineries at Willowsford - June 1st
Safe Sitter Course - June 8th
Father's Day Crab Feast - June 16th
Thursday, May 9th at 7 PM at The Lodge. Come join a great bunch of Willowsford ladies for a night of fun and laughter! 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. Check the Willowsford Bunco Babes Facebook page for more information.
Friday April 12, 2019 at The Lodge from 6:30 PM to 10 PM. The Willowsford Brew Club is pleased to announce that Glory Days Grill will be catering a Baseball themed event for our next gathering.
We will be airing the Washington Nationals vs Pittsburgh Pirates that evening so come dressed in your favorite baseball regalia to join in this rivalry matchup!
If you are interested in attending in this event, we are asking for a $10 per person contribution to cover food costs (Hot Dogs; Sliders; and Hot Pretzels with Cheese Dip). This can be via PayPal (https://www.paypal.me/lindamcahill) or Venmo (@LindaMCahill) . Please RSVY by Wednesday, April 10, 2019 to confirm catering needs.
Most importantly, this will still be a BYOB night.
Best dressed Nationals or Pirates fan will win a special prize!
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The Willowsford Social Club will be hosting a DJ Musical Event on Saturday, April 13th 2019 at The Lodge from 5:30-8:30 pm. Sponsored by DJ Lauren Bobby, she will be playing your favorite dance music throughout the evening, so please bring your dancing shoes! As this is a Family Event, bring the kids along and give them some dance lessons!
Hamburgers, hot dogs and chips will be provided until supplies run out. Please bring a side dish or dessert to share and BYOBeverages. Please RSVP no later than Saturday, April 6, 2019 to:firstname.lastname@example.org . Please indicate the number of people attending in your group.
To continue the music theme, representatives will be in attendance from Jiffy Lube Live, and will be raffling off 4 VIP tickets and free parking to a mutually agreed upon show during this summer concert season.
We will also be raffling off 4 tickets for a Washington Nationals game this summer; 4 tickets to the Saturday June 29th DC United game vs. Toronto FC; and 2 tickets for a Washington Capitals 2019-2020 home game. If you have an item you could donate for the raffle, please contact Brian Bobby at: email@example.com or Jeffrey Hall at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Raffle tickets will be $5 for 1 ticket, $10 for 3 or $20 for 7 tickets. All proceeds will go to the American Heart Association on behalf of Steve Vagnerini, a Willowsford resident in The Grant who unexpectedly lost his life Saturday, March 23rd.
In addition, please bring any food items you would like to donate to the Dulles South Food Bank and Jeffrey Hall will drop off these items at the food bank.
Registration for the Big Waves
Registration open! Register at WiilowsfordWaves.com.
If your swimmer is new to the team and has not participated in a summer swim prior to this season you must have attended evaluations on March 17th. If you are still interested in the team but missed evaluations please email the swim team president directly at Joy@devost.net.
We are always looking for summer swim stroke and turn Officials. If you are coming from another team and are certified or new to the team this year and interested in getting certified, please email Kara Beckman (email@example.com) and she can step you through the process.
The Waves is transitioning to a new suit this year. This suit will be a different cut and fit. Our swim suit fitting is scheduled for May 4th at the Lodge from 12-2 PM. If you can not attend you must go to Cassels on your own to fit and purchase your suit.
Cassels: 2816 Towerview Rd, Herndon, VA · (703) 435-4446
Mini Registration and Evaluations
Mini Evaluations will take place at Claude Moore, May 19th from 3 - 5 PM. Sign up genius will be released the 15th of April for evaluations slots and included in that week’s Weekly.
Registration for returning families and minis will open on Sunday, May 19th at 8 PM. New families may register on Tuesday, May 21st at 8 PM. Swimmers must have attended one of the evaluations on March 17th or May 19th and received a recommendation for the Mini waves program.
We have expanded this program by twenty five percent this year but can not accommodate the whole community. There are many learn to swim schools and programs in the area. Our Mini program is for children that can swim and have the mechanics down but lack endurance that is required for the “Big” Wave team.
Requirements for the Mini Wave Program:
- Submerge completely for 5-10 seconds
- Float on front or back for 5-10 seconds unassisted in 5 ft water,
- Swim at least 10 meters freestyle or backstroke unassisted in 4 ft water,
- Be comfortable in the water without a parent
- Be comfortable in a group instruction environment and have necessary listening skills to be coachable
- Be fully potty trained
If you have any specific questions regarding the Mini Program please contact Lis Rohr (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Justine Albus (email@example.com)
Willowsford Garden Club
If you’re interested in learning more about the Community Garden check-out our Facebook page or contact Christine Somer (firstname.lastname@example.org).
For Community Club events and information, click here!
Mondays at 7 PM at The Lodge, 4/29 to 6/10. 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. $60 for the 6-week series. No class 5/27. Register here!
Fridays at 9:30 AM at The Lodge, 5/3 to 6/7. 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. $60 for the 6-week series. Register here!
Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:30 AM at The Lodge, 4/23 to 5/30. 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. We may workout outside some days! $110 for all 12 classes or $60 for 6 classes. Register here!
Early Express HIIT/Lift/PiYo
Start your day with a workout at Sycamore House, 4/22 to 5/31. Using high intensity interval training for strength, conditioning, and cardio on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays you will get the highest burn for your time. Tuesdays we still burn, but take it slower and deeper with body weight strength, and add in the much needed stretch with PiYo, an athletic choreographed combination of yoga and pilates. Various sign-up options offered! Register here!
24 Classes (Mon./Wed./Fri. HIIT & LIFT + Tue. PiYo)
18 Classes (Mon./Wed./Fri. HIIT & LIFT)
12 Classes (Tue. PiYo + Fri. HIIT & LIFT)
Let Yourself Bloom: Mind/Body Retreat
Saturday, May 11th at The Lodge from 9 AM until 4:30 PM. What would it look like to let yourself bloom? This full-day retreat invites you to spend a day tending to your inner garden, to create space for YOU to bloom and grow. Break free of old patterns that are growing like weeds, cultivate a growth mindset, and be guided by clarity, strength, and curiosity. You'll leave the day rooted in what is most important, and guided by your heart rather than your thoughts. Space is limited. $160/person* Register here
*Includes yoga, guided visualization, group coaching and activities led by Elena Sonnino. Also included: journals and materials for each participant, lunch and snacks.
What to bring: yoga mat, water bottle
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 Fit Kids is now offering classes for Willowsford residents. Class activities are designed to instill body awareness, techniques and self-esteem as well as functional strength/coordination through movement. Each class is designed with age appropriate movement, theme and music. Together let's empower the kids to build their strength from the inside out!
Classes will be offered at Sycamore House on the following days. Register here.
(Type in Treehouse Fit when prompted and create a login to register for classes)
Ages 4-5 Thursdays 1:30 to 2:15 PM
Ages 6-9 Tuesdays 4 to 4:45 PM
Ages 10-12 Thursdays 4:30 to 5:15 PM
Join the WillowsfordFit Facebook page!
Watershed Restoration Day
Celebrating Earth Day, Sunday, April 28th from 9 AM to 11AM
Why do we need healthy watersheds? Watersheds are more than just drainage areas; they support habitat for plants and animals, drinking water for people and wildlife, and recreation. Calling all volunteers to join Willowsford Conservancy to help clean up and restore our local watersheds. These watersheds start in the Willowsford community and eventually run into the Chesapeake Bay.
Join us for two volunteer options. Organized community volunteer groups and scout troops are welcome!
Organize a clean-up walk in your own neighborhood! Deposit full trash bags visibly near the road and contact the Conservancy with the pick-up location for pick-up the following Monday/Tuesday. E-mail email@example.com to register your April 28th clean-up walk.
Meet at Pin Oak Park and come join us for a cleanup walk from 9:00 to 11:00 AM. The Conservancy is providing bags, and we’ll have snacks at the end of the walk. Please wear long pants and closed-toed shoes. Be sure to bring gloves for everyone in your group. Ages 8 and older. The rain date is Sunday, May 5th. Register here: http://willowsfordconservancy.org/programs/events/event/watershed-restoration-day/
New Conservancy Trail App
We are excited to announce the release of the Willowsford Conservancy Trail App! Residents can use the App to navigate the Conservancy trail system and access an abundance of information on Conservancy and HOA amenities, wildlife, and things to see along the trails. Users can track their trail location directly in their phone and navigate to points of interest in real time. We are launching maps for The Grange and The Grove, with maps for The Grant and The Greens available in June.
With spring approaching, we hope the Conservancy Trail App will help you navigate our trails and learn more about the incredible wildlife, plants and natural areas in your back yard! Contact Willowsford Conservancy at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or feedback.
Directions for the App:
Search for “Willowsford Conservancy Trails” in the Apple App Store or Google Play Store and download the app for free. Tours within the app require the following codes to download:
Login email for each map: email@example.com
- The Grange Trails: BNDY97
- The Grove Trails: EPKBFV
*Codes are case sensitive.
Codes for The Greens and Grant trail maps will be available in June once the maps are published. Use of the App (and trails) is limited to Willowsford residents.
For more information
Exploring Nature with the Willowsford Conservancy Trail App
Join us for upcoming Conservancy-led nature walks in each village utilizing the trail app. The creators of the trail tours, Claudette Papathanasopoulos and Patrick Boleman, will discuss functionality and how to get the most out of the trail app. Participants will be able to ask questions and learn about the app while actively using it in the field! Registration is required. Register here
Saturday, May 11th|4 pm – The Grange
Sunday, June 23rd|10 am – The Grove
Sunday, July 21st|10 am – The Grant
Saturday, August 3rd| 4 pm – The Greens