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Festival of Bubbles

Thursday, December 5th from 6:30 - 9 PM at The Lodge. Ring in the holiday season with Willowsford Kitchen and sommelier Nick Materese as they guide you through a taste comparison of European sparkling party wines, alongside a series of small plates. Each dish will be paired with dueling glasses of bubbles and you decide which pairing wins! At least eight wines and four small plates will be served. Cost is $85/person. View menu and register here. 

Announcements
Announcements

Building Closures

Sycamore House and The Lodge will be closed from 12 - 2 PM on Friday, November 22nd and all day Thursday - Friday, November 28th - 29th. 

Board Meeting Summary

The Board met November 14th and the following notable actions were taken: The Board adopted the 2020 Operating Budget as well as the following administrative items; to support the request for a temporary weekday morning time right-turn only from Trailhead to Route 50, revisions to the Internal Procurement Policy, the Greens Playground Ad-hoc committee and appointed the committee members. The Board also approved several contracts including both grounds maintenance contracts, pond management, snow management, a new vendor for pool management in 2020, and a proposal for sound system repairs in The Lodge and Sycamore House.  A separate email will be sent with more information regarding the 2020 budget. Approved Minutes and documents are available to view on WillowsfordLife.com.

Deck the Halls

Decorating for the holidays is both fun and exciting! Remember not to put your exterior decorations up too early, though. Exterior holiday decorations may be displayed four weeks prior to (and removed two weeks following) the holiday being celebrated. 

Winter Weather Procedures

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

Community Standards Inspection Reminder

The following sections can expect to see our Community Standards Team, Sierra and Tracey, completing Comprehensive Inspections over the next few months: The Grant - 4B, 5A, 5B, 6A, 6B; The Greens - 5B, 7C, 8, 9A, 9B, 10A. Click here to determine what section your street is in. Sierra and Tracey will be dressed in Willowsford Gear and/or wearing an ID lanyard. You can expect to see them 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.

Firearms Hunt: Nov. 19th-23rd in The Grant

The Grant trails will be CLOSED Tuesday, November 19th through Saturday, November 23rd for the Deer Management Program muzzleloader and shotgun hunt. Residents must observe all trail closure signs. Trails will reopen Sunday, November 24th. 

Deer management program information including safety information, hunting guidelines, schedules and maps, can be found in the Document Center of the Willowsford Conservancy website here. Please contact info@willowsfordconservancy.org with questions or for assistance with your Conservancy website login.  

Design Review

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


Application Deadline - December 4th
Pre-Review Meeting - December 10th

DRC Meeting - December 18th

Lifestyle
Lifestyle

Date Night in the Kitchen: Alpine Sleigh Ride

Saturday, December 7th from 6:30 - 9 PM at The Lodge. Willowsford Kitchen has created a cozy, holiday inspired menu and will teach you and your significant other to create tasty cuisine using local products. Date Night in the Kitchen is a hands-on, light cooking class for adults 21+ only. Cost is $150/couple. Register here. 

Holiday Cookies from Around the World

Tuesday, December 10th from 5:30 - 7:30 PM at Sycamore House. Join Willowsford Kitchen for a holiday cookie-making workshop that will take you on a deliciously sweet trip around the globe! Several of the doughs will be pre-made, ready to be assembled, filled, decorated, and enjoyed. The cookies keep well and make great gifts. In addition, Willowsford Kitchen will serve a holiday supper of Chicken Pot Pie and Vegetable Pot Pie to those hungry cookie decorators. This class is for kids (and kids at heart) ages 5 and up. Cost is $60/person and includes supper and a box of cookies to take home. Register here.

Holiday Cheer

Wednesday, December 11th from 6 - 8 PM at Sycamore House. The holiday season is about family and traditions. Willowsford is more than a neighborhood, it’s a community. Join us this holiday season for an evening of Holiday Cheer. Mix and mingle and enjoy hors d’oeuvres from Willowsford Kitchen and our private label Willowsford wine. This event is for adults 21+ only. Register here. 

Santa Visits Willowsford


Express Flyover (photos only)
Friday, December 13th
Sycamore House
3 - 8 PM

Santa and Mrs. Claus are making a special trip to Willowsford this year! Willowsford families will be able to select a time slot for their photo opportunity with SantaFriday event only. Please note, this is an express event with photos only. There will be no activities, refreshments, etc. Space is limited. REGISTRATION IS FULL

Extended Visit (photos + activities + refreshments)
Saturday, December 14th
Sycamore House
11 AM - 3 PM

Santa and Mrs. Claus will be at Sycamore House to hear holiday wishes and pose for family photos. Don’t forget to bring your camera to capture these special moments! Crafts, hot chocolate, and holiday cookies will be available while you wait for your turn to see the big guy. Registration is required to attend. Register Here

Gingerbread Workshop

Sunday, December 15th from 10:45 AM - 12 PM or 1:15 - 2:30 PM at The Lodge. Calling all Willowsford elves! Join Willowsford Kitchen at for a festive, fun-filled workshop building and decorating your own gingerbread house! Our Gingerbread Workshop is a favorite annual holiday tradition at Willowsford. Snack on grilled cheese and tomato soup while you decorate your house with sweet treats from the scrumptious candy bar. Warm up with hot chocolate and cider and finish up the day with candy cane cupcakes. Your gingerbread houses are yours to keep! This event is for children ages 4 and up. Please note: children 7 years old and under must be accompanied by a paid adult.

$40/child (includes gingerbread house)
$20/adult 18+ (includes food and snacks, no gingerbread house)
Register Here
Willowsford Mercantile

Willowsford Mercantile

Shop Willowsford Mercantile, our exclusive online boutique. Featured products include a peristyle water bottle, yoga mat, umbrella, pub glass, and whiskey glass. Supplies are limited, so you won't want to wait!

Save-the-Date!


January 9th - Guest Chef Dinner
January 16th - Superfood Bootcamp
January 17th - Winter Acoustic Fireside
January 18th - Date Night in the Kitchen

January 25th - Yoga Retreat

Community Clubs
Community Clubs

Social Club

Gobble, gobble, gobble! The Willowsford Social Club is pleased to announce our Thanksgiving Party on Saturday, November 23rd from 6 - 9 PM at Sycamore House. Please RSVP by November 10th to tell us which dish you will provide. By way of suggestion, so there is not a scarcity of one item and an abundance of another, alphabetically by last name: A-E bring an appetizer, E-J bring a side dish/bread, K-P bring an entree, and Q-Z bring a dessert. Please bring your own beverage or wine to share, if you so choose. Cutlery, napkins and plates will be provided. Send your RSVP and food dish information for this family-friendly event to rdbell2984@gmail.com.

Social Club recognizes Katherine Hastings, Marlene Gerace, Marietta Irby, Jan Gordon and Beth Kralles for their hosting/sponsoring of one of our 2019 events last spring. They were inadvertently left off a list of 2019 hosts recently circulated to all Social Club members. Thank you! 

Bunco Babes

Thursday, December 5th at 7 PM at Sycamore House. It’s time for our annual Christmas Ornament Exchange. We will be playing the Thieving Santa game and then a round of Left-Center-Right. It’s easy to learn if you’ve never played!

Please bring the following: 

  • A wrapped ornament with an approximate value of $15 - (This is NOT a white elephant gift, you’ll want to bring something DESIRABLE that everyone will want.)
  • Dessert or Appetizer: If your last name starts with A-M, try to bring an appetizer and N – Z a dessert. This is just a guideline so we don’t end up with all desserts!
  • Anything you’d like to drink as it's BYOB
  • Three $5 bills for LCR  

This is a great opportunity to have some holiday fun, and be introduced to the Bunco Babes if you’ve never been brave enough to join us during our monthly games. Hope to see you there! Join the Willowsford Bunco Babes Facebook page for more information.

Willowsford Cares

Help make this the merriest season of all! Willowsford is partnering with Willowsford Cares and the Parent Liaisons at schools in our community to spread holiday cheer this season! Those schools are Buffalo Trail, Goshen Post, Madison's Trust, Mercer MS, Brambleton MS, Willard Intermediate, John Champe HS, and Independence HS. 
 
During the upcoming Gingerbread House and Santa events we will be collecting gift cards (Harris Teeter, Giant, Walmart, and Target), of any monetary amount, to support our neighbors in need. Your gifts will send an important message of support to families and children in need this holiday season. Please give the gift cards to Chef Bonnie or a member of the HOA staff when you arrive at your event!
 
If you are unable to attend these events but would like to contribute, please consider a donation via PayPal directly to Willowsford Cares at willowsfordcares@gmail.com. We will combine all amounts to purchase additional gift cards. 

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

2 Weeks: 12/9 - 12/20

Start your day with a 5:30 AM 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. $50 for 3 days/week or $38 for 2 days/week. Register here.

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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