Oct 01

Broadlands 2nd Annual Halloween Decorating Contest

October 2014 - Halloween Home Decorating Contest Form inddGet Ready, Get Set, Now Decorate!
Dust off your decorations, it’s time to start planning for Broadlands 2nd Annual Halloween Decorating Contest! Last fall we had 22 entries with 13 prize winners in categories such as Spookiest, Most Creative, Best Pumpkins, Zombies, and Inflatables. We hope to make this year even bigger and better. You could win a cash prize as well as bragging rights for your ghosts, ghouls, and zombies! To enter your spooktacular home online and review contest rules, please click on this link: http://www.broadlandshoa.org/halloween-decorating-contest-entry/  OR please select this Contest Form to print, complete and return to the HOA office at the Nature Center.

Details:

  • Entry deadline: Fri, Oct 10

  • Judging dates: Evenings of Oct 14 – Oct 17

  • Winners announced: Mon, Oct 20

Sep 26

Broadlands 4th Annual Green Halloween Costume Swap, Sat, Oct 4

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Broadlands Fourth Annual Green Halloween Costume Swap
Date: Saturday, October 4, 2014
Costume drop off: 9:00 – 10:00am
Costume swap: 11:00am – noon
Location: Broadlands Community Center

NEW PROCEDURE THIS YEARAll costume drop-offs will be at the Community Center! Please drop off one or more clean, gently-used child’s costume from 9:00am – 10:00am at the Broadlands Community Center on swap day then bring your swap ticket(s) back from 11:00am to Noon to swap for “like-new” costumes! Don’t have a ticket? Costumes may be purchased for $5.00 each from 11:30 am to Noon. All proceeds will benefit the Girl Scout SHARE program.

Sep 25

Broadlands Community Fall Yard Sale, Saturday, Sep 27, 8:00am-2:00pm, Rain or Shine

Fall-Sept 2014 Yardsale FlyerCheck out our Yard Sale Flyer: Fall Yard Sale Flyer

Buy or sell at private residences throughout the Broadlands community, The Arbors and The Van Metre Broadlands Apartments. 

To be included in the on-line listing of addresses, visit broadlandshoa.org/yardsale-form/ . Residents do not have to be on the list of participants to be part of the yard sale. To see a list of participants and find out what’s for sale, and to view community map, please visit www.broadlandshoa.org/yardsale. The HOA will publicize the yard sale in Ashburn Today, Leesburg Today, Loudoun Times-Mirror and The Washington Post newspapers.

 

Sep 18

Right Sizing Silver Seminar By Van Metre! Thursday, September 25, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

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The Seminar will be held at the Broadlands Community Center at 43004 Waxpool Road and will start promptly at 6:00 pm.

Seminar Information to Include:
• Staging a Home For Sale • Advice from a Local Realtor • Home Remodeling and Organizing • Furniture Moving & Storage • Handy Man Services • Financing a New Home • County Professionals to Speak about The Future Silver Line & Much More!

Sep 17

Free Electronic Recycling Rally, Wed, Sept 18, at Verizon’s Ashburn Campus

The Verizon Campus is located at 22001 Loudoun County Pkwy, Ashburn, VA near the intersection of Waxpool Road and Loudoun County Parkway.

This event is free and open to the public.  We will be accepting electronics for recycling from 7:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. in the visitor parking lot on the right.

Acceptable recycled items: Laptop and desktop computers; CRT (cathode ray tube) and LCD (liquid crystal display) monitors and televisions; computer cables, mice and keyboards; gaming consoles; telephones and answering machines; stereo and audio equipment; paper shredders; alarm clocks; printers; cameras; conferencing equipment; remote controls; earphones; small electronic appliances (such as coffee makers, toasters, toaster ovens and can openers); microwave ovens; vacuum cleaners; and electronic toys without batteries. Hard drives will not be wiped, and all batteries should be removed prior to turning in any items.

Items not accepted: Hazardous waste (such as batteries, inks/toners, mercury bulbs); units containing fluid (such as motors and pumps containing fluid); refrigerators and freezers; medical waste, and radioactive material such as X-ray equipment.

If you have any questions, you may Catherine Hogan at 703-886-3033. Also, please visit the following website which includes more information on what we will be taking:  http://www.verizon.com/about/news/annual-ashburn-effort-aims-recycle-communitys-old-electronics/

Sep 17

Ziggy the Snake Shows Off by Shedding His Skin!

Ziggy is a red corn snake that was adopted by the Audubon Naturalist Society from a family who could no longer care from him. Ziggy is an environmental education animal who meets hundreds of children each year when they visit the Rust Nature Sanctuary in Leesburg for Reptile birthday parties or for school or scout field trips. For the last two summers, we have been able to host Ziggy here at the Broadlands Nature Center while the Rust staff is off for the summer. This summer, Ziggy shed his skin two times while he was visiting the nature center. You can stop by to see the skin he shed when this video was taken on August 6th, 2014 and to see his neighbor, Sunny, our albino corn snake, who also meets many children each year. Corn snakes shed about once a month, more frequently when they are younger, and less frequently as they age. Snakes prefer not to be handled much around the time they are shedding. During the days before shedding corn snakes may have trouble digesting food, may be irritable, and you may notice that their eyes look bluer and their colors duller 3-4 days before shedding. You may also see them soak in their water bowls or rub their faces on the sides of their habitats in an effort to kick start the shedding process.  As of today our resident snake, Sunny, is in the bluish stage. This explains why he refused food last Saturday and means we should see a shed in the coming days.

You can now LIKE us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BroadlandsNatureCenter

Sep 11

2nd Saturday Program – Wetland Reptiles Alive! Sept 13, 10:00-10:45am

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Wetland Reptiles Alive

Dive into learning about wetland habitats during this fun live animal show! Marshes, swamps, and the Chesapeake Bay watershed will be explained with fun stories and living wetland creatures. Featured animals may include a snapping turtle, bull frog, water monitor lizard and other denizens of damp places. Afterwards, participants will have an opportunity to safely pet a live snake, ask questions, and touch natural artifacts such as a turtle shell and shed snake skin. As with July and August we will plan on feeding Sunny the Corn Snake after the show between 11 and 11:30.

To register click here 

Cost: $4/child *pre-paid –  $5/child day of the event

*Prepayment must be received by noon on the Friday before the event.

 

 

Aug 28

Flicks in the Sticks – Saturday, September 6 – CANCELLED

***** DUE TO THE HIGH LIKELIHOOD OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS THIS EVENING, TONIGHT’S MOVIE HAS BEEN CANCELLED *****

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause our residents. As we’re sure you can understand, we cannot hold this event when it is raining due to our large screen and the electrical equipment needed to project the movie.

Thank you for your understanding.
Broadlands Technology Committee


 

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NutJob

An incorrigibly self-serving exiled squirrel finds himself helping his former park brethren raid a nut store to survive, that is also the front for a human gang’s bank robbery. PG, 85 mins

Bring a picnic dinner – or pick up something from one of the great local restaurants – and stake out your spot on the Nature Center lawn. Coolers, lawn chairs, and picnic blankets are welcome. Free popcorn and drinks are provided. This is a popular event, so come early for a good seat! Movies will begin shortly after sundown – as soon as it’s dark. The times listed are approximate. Reservations not required. In the event of inclement weather, check the website to see if this event is cancelled or rescheduled. One lucky person will take home the DVD of that night’s movie in a random drawing from all attendees. Tickets for the drawing are distributed before the movie starts. Drawing will be held immediately after the movie and winner must be present. Flicks in the Sticks is a FREE event for Broadlands residents and their guests ONLY and is brought to you by the HOA Technology Committee.

Aug 21

Pooch Pool Party at the Community Pool, Sunday, Sept. 7, 11am-1pm

Pooch Swim FlyerTo all Broadlands residents with pups! Bring your furry family members on Sunday, September 7 for some fun in the sun at the Community Pool located at 43008 Waxpool Road. Mali Thai Cuisine will be offering human treats for our two-legged guests and Golden Nuggets will have homemade dog treats for your pups, free of charge!  Stream Valley Vet will be there with fun giveaways and a staff member present to answer any health questions you may have regarding your family pet. The Pooch Pool Party is sponsored by Woofies and they are offering free nail trims during this event!! 

Please remember to bring your pool pass ID. All participating residents must complete and sign the following waiver and bring it on the day of the event in order to have their pet participate: Broadlands Pooch Pool Party waiver.

Pooch Swim Flyer in PDF

Questions? Please email Woofies at petsitters@woofies.com

Aug 12

Flicks in the Sticks, Saturday, August 16 – The Lego Movie – 8:30 pm

FitS_LogoBring a picnic dinner – or pick up something from one of the great local restaurants – and stake out your spot on the lawn. Coolers, lawn chairs, and picnic blankets are welcome. Free popcorn and drinks are provided. This is a popular event, so come early for a good seat! Movies will begin shortly after sundown – as soon as it’s dark. The times listed are approximate. Reservations not required. In the event of inclement weather, check the website to see if this event is cancelled or rescheduled. One lucky person will take home the DVD of that night’s movie in a random drawing from all attendees. Tickets for the drawing are distributed before the movie starts. Drawing will be held immediately after the movie and winner must be present. Flicks in the Sticks is a FREE event for Broadlands residents and their guests ONLY and is brought to you by the HOA Technology Committee.

legoEmmet is a completely ordinary LEGO mini-figure who is identified as the most “extraordinary person” and the key to saving the Lego universe. Emmet and his friends go on an epic journey to stop the evil tyrant, Lord Business. PG, 100 mins