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Family Picnic & Fireworks

5th Annual Family Picnic & Fireworks

Saturday, June 29th from 6 to 10 PM on The Lodge Lawn


Celebrate the spirit of community with family, friends, and neighbors. Enjoy an evening of fun activities including a family picnic, a large variety of food trucks, live music, face painting, bubbles and more! Culminating with a finale of lakeside fireworks. Bring a blanket and lawn chairs and enjoy the show.


*All attendees 21+ must bring a valid ID

Residents NOT bringing guests, please register here.

Residents bringing guests, please register here. (limit 4 guests per household)


*Gates open at 4 PM on June 29th.  Chairs and other belongings left before 4 PM will be removed.

Announcements
Pool Season

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. Each card is good for 10 guest punches, daily guest limits apply.  Please note that the Association and the pool staff do not accept cash. 

Contracted Buyers should email HOA@willowsford.com with their Name, Village, Builder and Lot Number to obtain a Contracted Buyer Pool Pass which is good for ten (10) family visits to the pool.


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.

Resident Board Member Update


Hello Everyone,

We hope you are having a nice spring. Here's what the HOA Board of Directors has been up to: 

First, we're happy to announce that as part of the transition to an all-resident HOA Board, our resident board member Bill Atwill, as Vice President, now chairs our Board meetings.  We know it's a small step in the path towards a full transition from the Developer, but we are certainly on our way. As you know, we are on track for an expected transition to an all-resident Board of Directors in early 2020. 

Next, we've been reviewing and formulating revisions to the Bylaws and Community Charter for Willowsford. We feel it's important to complete these changes before the Developer departs the Board since afterward it will be difficult to obtain the required voting majority to implement even the smallest of changes. The process has been going on for about 8 months, starting with idea sheets from BOD members, HOA staff, and residents. A compiled list was sent to the attorney and has been transformed into a first draft of changed language. This changed language is currently under review / revision. Most of the changes are minor in nature at this point, which is a testament to the quality of the original documents. However, it's not too late to introduce other changes if anyone has any suggestions. We do plan to have a short resident comment period prior to the final vote, but please be aware that the comment period will be brief, and the revisions will be implemented while the Founder (the Willowsford Developer) still has the voting majority. 
Continue reading here.

Follow-Up Grant School Site Informational Meeting

An informational meeting will be held Wednesday, June 12th at 6:30 PM at Sycamore House. Representatives of the Karter School will provide a status update of issues raised at the previous meeting 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.

Warm Weather Reminder

We hope you are enjoying your Willowsford amenities! Here are just a couple of friendly reminders as the weather starts getting warmer. Nice weather means more people exercising and playing outdoors, please drive carefully through the community.  Parks, including the sledding hills, close at dusk. Children under the age of 18 are not authorized to use The Lodge Fitness Center (Members between the ages of 14-17 may use the Fitness Center with written authorization of a parent/guardian).  Smoking is prohibited at all Willowsford amenities, including dog parks.  Please review your Amenity Usage Guidelines for more information.

New Service - Patrols in the Community

As the temperature increases, so do reports of after-hours activity at various amenities and common areas.  Consequently, several residents have requested monitoring of the community to discourage such activity. The HOA Board considered the information and approved as a trial, to contract with Signal 88, a private security company, to perform roving vehicle patrols in Willowsford throughout the summer within the Professional Services budgeted allowance. 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. 

Board of Directors Meeting

The Board of Directors meets every other month. The next board meeting is scheduled for Thursday, July 18th at 5:30 PM at Sycamore House with resident comment period beginning at 5:30 PM.

Community Standards Inspection Reminder

The following sections in The Grange can expect to see our Community Standards Administrator, Tracey, over the next few Months: Grange – 1B, 1C, 2, 3A, & 3B. Click here to determine what section your street is in. Tracey will be dressed in Willowsford Gear and/or wearing an ID lanyard. You can expect to see her taking pictures and walking along the sides and rear of the property. 

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 - June 5th

  • Pre-review Meeting - June 11th

  • DRC Meeting - June 19th

Lifestyle
Wine Tasting

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.  Pizzeria Moto will be on-site serving up delicious wood-fired pizza.
 
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

Pool Kids

Splash Parties

Friday, June 7th from 5 – 7:30 PM at Sycamore Pool and The Lodge Pool. Celebrate the start of summer at the Willowsford pools! DJs will keep the party pumping throughout the evening. Registration not required; admission is handled on a first-come, first-serve basis until the pools reach capacity.

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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.

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) SOLD OUT
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) SOLD OUT

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

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)


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.

Date Night in the Kitchen: New Orleans

Saturday, June 22nd from 6:30 – 9 PM at The Lodge. It's always a party in New Orleans! Willowsford Kitchen has created a delicious New Orleans-inspired menu for Date Night in the Kitchen. You'll work with your partner to create, and enjoy, renowned dished using ingredients from Willowsford Farm and other local vendors. Date Night in the Kitchen is a hands-on, adults only, light cooking class that includes culinary instruction, a meal prepared by you, and a cocktail or two. Cost is $150 per couple. Register here.

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!

Food Items

Save-the-Dates



Summer Concert - July 12

Havana Nights - July 13

Dive-In Movie - July 19

Pop-Up Restaurant - July 27

Thank You Sponsors
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Community Clubs
Clubs

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 Archery Club - Introduction to Archery

The Willowsford Archery Club has set the dates for the first two Intro to Archery classes:
 
(1) Sunday, June 2nd at 3 PM
(2) Sunday, June 9th  at 3 PM
 
The classes will cover topics including safety, equipment, tips for bow and accessory shopping, and shooting form / technique.  There will be approximately 30 minutes of instruction followed by an hour of shooting time.  
 
The cost is $30 per person.    
 
All necessary equipment will be provided.  We will cap the class size at 8-10 participants per class.  The minimum age to participate in the class is 8 years old.
 
If you would like to participate in the class, please email willowsfordarcheryclub@gmail.com and provide the names of the adult participants and the names and ages of participants under the age of 18.

Willowsford Social Club

The Willowsford Social Club is holding its Third Annual Chili Cookoff  Saturday, June 8th at Sycamore House from 6 PM to 9 PM.  This event is open to Willowsford Residents and Contracted Buyers over the age of 21. Detailed instructions will be sent to the Social Club email distribution list.  You may also obtain a copy by sending an email to willowsfordsocialclub@gmail.com.

Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 chili dishes. All those not wishing to enter the contest will be expected to bring a salad, appetizer, or dessert to share.  BYOB. This event is for Adults Only.

Fitness
Fitness

Summer HIIT & Lift

Start your day with a workout at Sycamore House! Using high intensity interval training for strength, conditioning, and cardio on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays you will get the highest burn for your time. Three sessions offered this summer! Register here.

Session I
June 3rd - June 28th (4 weeks)
$100 for 3 days/week or $75 for 2 days/week

Session II
July 8th - Aug 2nd (4 weeks)
$100 for 3 days/week or $75 for 2 days/week

Session III
August 12th - August 23rd (2 weeks)
$50 for 3 days/week or $38 for 2 days/week

Summer Yoga at The Lodge

Mondays at 7 PM at The Lodge. 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.  Register here.

Summer Session
June 24th - August 12th (8 weeks)
$75 for 8 classes or $40 for 4 classes

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)

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)

* Classes end May 30th and will resume in August




Join WillowsfordFIT on Facebook  for up-to-date information about fitness in Willowsford!

Conservancy

Farm Stand Hours

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

Blue Bird Eggs

Bluebird Walk

Tuesday, May 28th at 10 AM at Pin Oak Park in The Grove.  Eastern bluebirds are a welcome sight to many birders as their colorful plumage signals the beginning of the avian nesting season. Land Stewardship Manager Patrick Boleman will lead a walk along our network of bluebird nest boxes in the Grove to discuss bluebirds and other cavity nesting birds as well as the importance of providing artificial nesting structures. With luck we will see some bluebirds beginning their nesting for the season!  Register here.

  • Dress for a leisurely walk outdoors with comfortable shoes.

  • Bring binoculars if you have them.

  • Limited to 24 participants ages 5 and older.

  • Rain Date: June 4th

Exploring Nature with the Willowsford Conservancy Trail App in the Grove

Sunday, June 23th at 10 AM at Pin Oak Park in The Grove.  The long awaited Willowsford Conservancy smartphone trail app is officially live! Land Stewardship Manager Patrick Boleman and Conservancy Board member Claudette Papathanasopoulos will lead a nature walk along Willow Grove trail while discussing the details of how to get the most out of the app. Everything from the basics to the wide array of uses will be covered while using the app in the field.

Participants should download the free Willowsford Conservancy Trails app from the Apple App or Google Play Store and install The Grove Trails tour. Login information can be found on the Conservancy website. Register here.
 

  • The walk will begin at the Pin Oak Park parking area.
  • Wear comfortable shoes and clothing appropriate for a short hike.
  • Limited to 40 participants 5 and older.
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