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Wine Duel: Back-to-School Night

Thursday, September 12th from 6:30 - 9 PM at Sycamore House. Join Chef Bonnie and Sommelier Nick Materese as they guide you through a taste comparison contrasting old world and new world grape varietals. Chef Bonnie will prepare a series of small plates while Nick serves dueling glasses of wine made from the same grape. You will taste Sauvignon Blancs, Chardonnays, Pinot Noirs, and Cabernets and decide which pairing wins! The event is 21+ only. $85/person. Register here. 


Announcements
Announcements

Building Closure

Sycamore House and The Lodge will be closed Monday, September 2nd in observance of Labor Day. 

Revised Design Guidelines- Feedback Requested

We need your input! The Design Review Committee has completed a thorough review of the Design Guidelines and has proposed several revisions. Aside from changing the name to Design Standards and focusing more toward existing homes rather than builder new construction, the most notable revisions are included in the Outdoor Lighting section and the Trampoline section adding standards to restrictively permit above-ground trampolines. The proposed revisions are “tracked” for ease in distinguishing between existing language (in black) and proposed language (any other color). Click here to review the complete document. We kindly request you click here to provide feedback regarding the proposed revisions. The comment period will be open through September 4th. 

Street Tree Watering

As summer temperatures rise and rain becomes less frequent, street trees may become stressed. Signs of heat stress include leaves changing colors and dropping earlier than usual. The Association has been working with our landscaping vendors to water common area trees; however, we are requesting support from the community. Please consider watering the street trees along your property three times a week for 20 minutes OR you may add water bags to the street trees and fill them three times per week. This level of community support will assist in saving many trees as well as keeping the cost of replacements down.

Enforcement of Open Space Violations

We know that most of our residents appreciate the Willowsford vision of a community designed to be integral with its natural setting of expansive open space.  Regardless of whether the open space is managed by the HOA or Conservancy, please understand it can NOT be maintained, altered, planted or claimed in any way by residents.  

We have seen an increase in what we assume are well-intentioned efforts to maintain or plant open spaces that effectively expand individual yards past a homeowner’s property line.  Obviously, this cannot be permitted for many reasons including liability, ecological damage, inconsistent appearance, and out of respect for the larger community.  Therefore, the HOA and Conservancy will continue comprehensive enforcement to prevent such intrusions into open space.  If an open space encroachment is observed, any unauthorized landscaping and private property must be removed and any maintenance must cease.  Habitat must be restored to its original condition at the homeowner’s cost. Continuing violations will be subject to enforcement which may include monetary charges and the suspension of amenity usage. Such enforcement ensures the sustainable management of Willowsford open space for the benefit of the community at large. Please click here for the complete notice. 

Dulles South Station Quarterly Meeting

You are cordially invited to the upcoming Dulles South Station Quarterly Meeting on Thursday, August 29th at 7 PM. The address to the station is 25216 Loudoun County Parkway, Chantilly, VA 20152. This is an opportunity for residents to discuss crime trends and community-related issues with law enforcement. RSVP to (571) 258-3214 or patricia.alexander@loudoun.gov

Community Standards Inspection Reminder

The following sections can expect to see our Community Standards Administrator, Tracey, completing Comprehensive Inspections over the next few months: The Grange – 4, 5A, 5B, 6; The Grant - 2A1, 2A2, 2B1, 2B2, 3A, 3B, 4A, 4B, 5A, 5B; The Greens - 5B, 7A, 7B, 7C. 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. Please keep in mind that you may see our Community Standards Team throughout all Villages and Sections completing resale inspections and following up on reported violations.

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 - September 11th
Pre-Review Meeting - September 17th

DRC Meeting - September 25th

Lifestyle
Lifestyle

Date Night in the Kitchen: India

Saturday, September 14th from 6:30 - 9 PM at Sycamore House. Willowsford Kitchen has created an Indian inspired menu and will teach you and your significant other how to create tasty Indian cuisine using products from Willowsford Farm. Date Night in the Kitchen is a hands-on, light cooking class for adults 21+ only. $150/couple. Register here.

Street Eats

Sunday, September 15th from 12 - 4 PM at The Lodge. Join us for Street Eats at Willowsford and spend the afternon sampling tasty made-to-order eats crafted by local food trucks while listening to live music by Lloyd Dobler Effect. Food from Red Hook Lobster, Parallel Wine Bistro, Killer Tomato, Ford’s Fish Shack, Urban Poutine, Coyote Grill, Two Smooth Dudes, Golly Waffles and The Inside Scoop, plus a variety of refreshing beers, will be available for purchase. Registration is required (no fee) and closes September 13th. All attendees 21+ must bring valid ID. Register here. 

Lunch & Learn: Crazy Good Italian

Thursdays: September 19th, 26th & October 3rd from 10:30 AM - 1 PM at The Lodge. In this three-week, technique driven series you’ll learn the why behind what we do in the kitchen. A journey of Italian cuisine is the perfect place to learn knife skills, explore Italian ingredients and how to purchase and use kitchen equipment, as well as solid culinary techniques. While preparing a delicious lunch, veteran cooks and beginners will learn and practice basic knife skills, techniques for Italian sauces, pasta, and desserts. Lunch will be served each week along with a glass of wine. $210/person, includes a Willowsford apronRegister here.

Willowsford Flea Market

Saturday, September 21st from 8 AM - 12 PM in the Sycamore House parking lot. Registration is now open to claim your spot at the Willowsford Flea Market! It’s time to gather up all those unused treasures or hand-crafted items and make some money. Spaces are limited to residents only; businesses and commercial vendors not permitted. This is a resident-organized event and will be advertised and open to the public for shopping. $10/regular space and $5/child space. Register here.

Jr. Chef Academy

Kids can cook and entertain! Willowsford's JCA program is a special 6-week series that teaches children how to plan, cook for, and throw a dinner party. Kids will learn a variety of cooking techniques, planning skills, and party etiquette. The series finale will be a three-course meal perpared and hosted by the students, followed by a graduation ceremony. The per-child price includes an apron, dinner each evening, and an invitation for one parent to attend the finale dinner and graduation ceremony. 


JCA Half Pints: Dough-Re-Me
Ages 5-8
Tuesdays: September 24th through October 29th
The Lodge
5 - 7 PM
$325/child

View Menu & Register Here 

JCA Foodies: Dumplings & Noodles
Ages 9-13
Thursdays*: September 26th through October 30th
The Lodge
5 - 7:30 PM
*Class will meet on Wednesday for Week 6
$350/child

View Menu & Register Here 

Safe Sitter Course

Saturday, September 28th from 9 AM - 2:30 PM at The Lodge. 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! Students should bring a bag lunch. $90/student. Register here.

Willowsford Mercantile

Willowsford Mercantile

New items are in! Shop Willowsford Mercantile, our exclusive online boutique. Featured products include a pool towel, yoga mat, umbrella, pub glass, and whiskey glass. These fun items are sure to make your summer a hit. Supplies are limited, so you won't want to wait.

Save-the-Date!


September 26th - Willowsford 101
October 5th - Big Bottle Night
October 12tth - AutumnFest

November 2nd - Mystery Dinner Theater

Community Clubs
Community Clubs

Social Club

The Willowsford Social Club asks you to save-the-date for its most exciting event of the year, Deck the Hall's Concert & Dance Party featuring The Beltway Rockers Band, sponsored by Brian Bobby on Saturday, September 7, from 6-10 PM at The Lodge. The Hall Family has moved this annual concert from their backyard to The Lodge in order to accommodate the larger crowd as Willowsford grows. The whole family is welcome, and a play area for children will be provided. Please bring a food dish to share and beverages of choice for your family. The concert will be largely outdoors, so bring seating suitable for the lawn. Please RSVP to willowsfordsocialclub@gmail.com with the number of people attending and what dish you will be bringing.

Bunco Babes

Thursday, September 12th 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. Join the Willowsford Bunco Babes Facebook page for more information.

Join a Club

Joining a Community Club is a great way to meet your neighbors, become familiar with your community, and make real world connections. Willowsford-sponsored Community Clubs encourage connections among residents who share common interests in a hobby, social, cultural, or recreational activity. Click here for more information.

Fitness
Fitness

Early Express HIIT & LIFT at SH (4-week session)

9/3 - 9/27

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. Two different sign-up options offered! $100 for 3 days/week or $75 for 2 days/week. Register here.

Please note: There will be no class on Monday, September 2nd and class will meet Tuesday, September 3rd instead!

Boot Camp at TL (4-week session)

9/3 - 9/26

Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 - 10:30 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. $75 for 8 classes or $40 for 4 classes. Register here.

Morning Yoga at TL (8-week session)

9/6 - 11/1

Fridays 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. $75 for 8 classes or $40 for 4 classes. Register here.

Please note: There will be no class on Friday, October 4th!

Evening Yoga at TL (8-week session)

9/9 - 11/4

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. $75 for 8 classes or $40 for 4 classesRegister here.

Please note: There will be no class on Monday, September 30th!

Willowsford Fit

Our state-of-the-art Fitness Center is located inside The Lodge in The Greens. The facility offers Matrix cardio machines, circuit training weight machines and free weights. Cardio machines include iPhone/iPod connectors and personal TV stations. Key fob access is available 4 AM - 11 PM daily.

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