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Safe Sitter Course

Safe Sitter Course 


Saturday, June 8th from 9 AM – 2:30 PM at Sycamore House. This course is designed to prepare students in grades 6-8 to be safe when they're home alone, watching younger siblings or babysitting. This instructor-led class is filled with fun games and role-playing exercises. Students even get to use manikins to practice safety skills like choking rescue and CPR! Cost is $90 per student. Students should bring a bag lunch. Space is limited.  Register Here

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Pool

Farm Stand Opening May 4th 

After a long winter and a busy spring, Opening Day at Willowsford Farm Stand is this weekend! May 4th at 9 AM, join us for brunch from Golly Waffles food truck, a chance to see and touch some of this year’s baby chicks, and market tables bursting with spring vegetables. Stock your kitchen with the freshest spring lettuce and greens, grass-fed meats, raw honey, new flavors of ice cream, and so much more! Browse the market, then relax and enjoy a kombucha or our new children’s play area.

Be sure to follow Willowsford Farm on social media to stay up to date on future classes, food trucks, farm tours and events.
 

Regular hours for Willowsford Farm Stand

May 4- Nov 23
Tues & Wed 2 PM – 7 PM

Sat & Sun 9 AM – 2 PM

Building Closures

The Lodge and Sycamore House will be closed Friday, May 10th from 12 PM until 5 PM and Monday, May 27th.

Pools Open Saturday, May 25, 2019!

May 22 – May 24, residents may purchase up to 2 guest pass cards at 50% off! Stop by The Lodge or Sycamore House to purchase up to 2 cards per household for $15 each, instead of $30. Please note that the Association and the pool staff do not accept cash.  We are excited to share that the Board approved for both pools to be open an additonal weekend following Labor Day! View pool information here.


Pool Schedule

May 25, 2019 - September 2, 2019
Daily, including Holidays: 11 AM to 8 PM

Post Labor Day Extension


September 6, 2019 - September 8, 2019
Friday: 4 PM to 8 PM
Saturday & Sunday:  11 AM to 8 PM

Kayaks and Canoes 

The boats at Willow Lake will be available for use beginning Saturday, May 25th through Monday, September 2nd on a first come, first served basis during the pool operational hours. 
 
NEW PROCESS: Although boat usage is free of charge, prior to use, residents must visit The Lodge Pool front desk to check-in with their key fob, complete the boat usage agreements, and receive a ticket. Once checked-in, residents can head down to the boat shed by Willow Lake where they will provide the attendant with their ticket and receive assistance getting a boat and life vests.  View boat information here.

New Service - Patrols in the Community

The HOA Board has contracted a private security company, Signal 88, to perform roving vehicle patrols in Willowsford throughout the summer. Times and days for patrols will vary.  However, in the event of an emergency or suspected illegal activity, please continue to contact Loudoun County Sheriff’s Department at 703-771-0121 or 9-1-1. 

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 the next few weeks.

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.  Click here to view the draft agenda. Open Session will begin at 1:30 PM. Open Session Board Package will be available on the website no later than Monday. 

House

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.

New Team Member

Welcome New Team Member

Welcome our newest team member Tracey Mitchell. Tracey is our new Community Standards Administrator; You can expect to see her driving through the community conducting curb appeal inspections and walking properties for comprehensive and DRC application follow-up inspections. Feel free to say hello to her!

Design Review

Throughout the busy season, the Committee meets more frequently, every three weeks. For DRC applications, Design Guidelines and more information, click here

  • Application Deadline - May 15th

  • Pre-review Meeting - May 21st

  • DRC Meeting - May 29th 

Lifestyle
Lifestyle

Summer Concert 

Friday, May 3rd from 6:00 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

Coco

Movie On The Lawn

Friday, May 17th at 8 PM.  Join us for a family-friendly movie under the stars at Ellenvale Park Pavilion in The Greens. Bring a blanket and a few snacks and enjoy the show! We will be featuring Coco on the big screen. This is a free event but please Register here

Lunch & 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 Toolkit 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. 

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!  REGISTRATION DEADLINE MAY 10TH 

Willowsford 101

Thursday, May 23rd 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. Register Here

Wineries at Willowsford 

Saturday, June 1st from 12 PM until 4 PM at Sycamore House. 
For one day only, some of Northern Virginia’s famed wineries will be hosting tasting tables in the Sycamore House Courtyard. Discover a favorite new wine and mingle with friends and family. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs and plan to spend the day with us! Taste something you like? No problem, you can purchase wine to enjoy at home, too!

 
Picnic lunches prepared by Amphora Catering are available for purchase when you register or bring your own basket to enjoy.
 
Tasting tickets are $30/person and must be purchased in advance. Each ticket includes a Willowsford wine glass and a tasting of 14 wines. Featured wineries include: 8 Chains North Winery, Bluemont Vineyard, Boxwood Estate Winery, Casanel Vineyards, Blue Valley Vineyard, Greenhill Vineyard, Gadino Cellars and resident-owned Cana Vineyards!  Register here.
 
•This event is for ADULTS ONLY, ages 21+
•No pets permitted
•Must show valid ID

Maryland crabs

Father's Day Crab Feast

Sunday, June 16th from 12 PM until 3 PM.  Celebrate Dad this Father's Day at The Lodge overlooking beautiful Willow Lake with beer and fresh, steamed Maryland crabs (6-8 per person)! Conrad's Crabs will be on-site serving up a delicious menu for our Willowsford families. $45/Adult & $25/Child (12 & under)  Register here.

Camp Willowsford

Camp Willowsford

From the Farm, Kitchen, and the new Cedar Pond Pavilion, to our recreation spaces in The Lodge and Sycamore House, and of course, the vast Conservancy open spaces, learning opportunities at Camp Willowsford have no bounds.

Beginning in June, we’re offering a well-rounded selection of camps that will suit your child’s interests and needs. This summer, you’ll find a wide range of camps from Discover and Culinary camps, to LEGO®, Art and Science! 

There are two sessions per week, one for each age group. The “Pioneers” are ages 5-8 and the “Explorers” are ages 9-12.


Click the following links for more information and to register.  


Week One (6/10-6/14)
Culinary Camp - The Great Big Sandwich Adventure (5-8)
3D Art Camp (9-12)

Week Two (6/17-6/21)
Culinary Camp - Sticky Fingers (5-8)
It's All About Science (9-12)

Week Three (6/24-6/28)

Challenge Island Fort Island Camp (5-8) SOLD OUT

Culinary Camp - A Tour of Asia (9-13)

Week Four (7/8-7/12)
Big Circus Art Camp (5-8)
Discover Camp (9-12)

Week Five (7/15-7/19)
Lego Camp (5-8) SOLD OUT
Discover Camp (9-12) 

Week Six (7/22-7/26)
Farm Camp (5-8) SOLD OUT
Robotics & Engineering (9-12)

Wine Glasses

Willowsford Mercantile

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!

Father's Day

Save-the-Dates


Spash Parties - June 7

Date Night in the Kitchen - June 22

Family Picnic & Fireworks - June 29

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Willowsford Clubs
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Mountain Bike Club

Willowsford Mountain Bike Club

Saturday, May 4th - Willowsford Mountain Bike Club is teaming up with the Conservancy to help improve Bull Run Overlook trail for bikers and hikers alike. Come out and lend a helping hand. More people means better trails to enjoy this summer!

We will be meeting at the Cedar Pond Pavilion at 9 AM.  

Hungry after working on the trail?  Missed the trail work but just like to get together with friends that like to bike?  New to biking in Willowsford and want to meet us and learn about the trails?
Then come on over...

Willowsford Mountain Bike Club is having an informal cookout/potluck at 12 PM at The Lodge for a few hours to kick off the season. Burgers and hot dogs will be provided. Sides will be potluck style. Please add what you can bring in the RSVP so we can try not to overload on potato salad ;) Nothing to bring - no worries - it's more about getting together.

Families welcome and encouraged to come.  For more information, join the Willowsford Mountain Bike Club Facebook page!

Brew Club

Willowsford Brew Club

The Willowsford Brew Club is hosting their first "road trip"  Thursday, May 16th at Solace Brewing Company in Sterling, VA.  
 
The club will meet at the brewery at 6:30 pm. Solace will host a short tour of the brewery and then a staff member will lead a 3 beer tasting flight. (Attendees will need to purchase the flight). Members are welcome to stay after the flight.  On Thursdays there is a food truck on site.  Please RSVP with the number of guests to willowsfordbrewclub@gmail.com.
 
Solace Brewing Company
42615 Trade West Drive, #100
Sterling, VA 20166

Willowsford Social Club

The Willowsford Social Club presents the Margarita Cinco de Mayo Party on Saturday May 18th, from 6-9 PM at the Lodge. Please bring your favorite Mexican appetizers, entrees, and desserts to share. Margarita mixes and Tequila would be most welcome, or your other beverages of choice. A Pinata breaking contest and other games will end the evening. This event is ADULTS ONLY!  For more information, join the Willowsford Social Club Facebook page!

Willowsford Bunco Babes

Thursday, May 23rd 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.

Willowsford Waves

Willowsford Waves

Team Outfitting
Swim suit fitting is scheduled for May 4th at the Lodge from 12-PM. If you can not attend you must go to Cassel’s on your own to fit and purchase your suit. 
 
Cassel’s: 2816 Towerview Rd, Herndon, VA · (703) 435-4446
 
Mini Registration and Evaluations
 
Mini Wave Evaluations will take place at Claude Moore, May 19th from 3 to 5 PM.  
 
Mini Wave Evaluation Sign up Link
 
Registration for returning families and mini’s will open on May 19th at 8pm.  New families may register on May 21st at 8pm.  Swimmers must have attended one of the evaluations on March 17th or May 19th and received a recommendation for the Mini Waves program to register. 
 
Please visit the Mini Wave FAQ for additional information. 
 
If you have any specific questions regarding the Mini Wave program please contact Lis Rohr (lis.rohr@gmail.com) or Justine Albus (justineparkeralbus@gmail.com)

Willowsford Garden Club

If you’re interested in learning more about the Community Garden check-out our Facebook page or contact Christine Somer (somertcn@verizon.net).


For Community Club events and informationclick here!

Fitness
Fitness

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

Yoga at The Lodge

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. 

Vinyasa Flow at Sycamore House

Mondays and Fridays at Sycamore House, 4/29 to 6/3

This class is perfect for beginners and experienced yogis.  We will breathe, flow, twist, balance and release.  Focusing on the foundations and breath, you will be lead through a fun and powerful flow, allowing for modifications for beginners and room for the advanced yogi to take flight!  Come connect to yourself and each other.  Register here(Type in Treehouse Fit when prompted and create a login to register for classes)

Yoga at the Farm Stand

Sunday, May 5, Treehouse Fit’s Megan Lamb will teach an outdoor, all-levels Vinyasa yoga class in the Farm Stand’s garden area. Reserve a spot for your yoga mat online at http://willowsfordconservancy.org/programs/events/event/farm-garden-yoga.

Children's Yoga  

Classes will be offered at Sycamore House on the following days:

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 


Register here.
(Type in Treehouse Fit when prompted and create a login to register for classes)

Lodge Bootcamp

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;$60 for 6 classes; $40 for 4 classes. Register here!

Early Express HIIT & LIFT

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. Two different sign-up options offered!  Register here!


18 Classes (Mon./Wed./Fri. HIIT & LIFT)
$150

 

12 Classes (Mon/Fri. HIIT & LIFT)
$112

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