Oct 22

Volunteers Needed For Halloween Events This Weekend!

volunteer_buttonWe have many great amenities offered in our community, especially the annual events hosted by our Events Committee. The HOA is proud to provide these events free of charge to our residents. However, in order for these events to run smoothly and be brought back each year, we need help from the residents in our neighborhood!

The Halloween events below are happening this weekend and volunteers are still needed. Helping out is a great way to give back to your community, so please consider volunteering just a little bit of your time by clicking on the sign-up links below:

Kids’ Halloween Costume Party for 3rd-5th Graders – Friday, October 24

Volunteers please sign up here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050a4ea8a62ba20-broadlands

3rd-5th Grade Kids Halloween Party Flyer

3rd-5th Grade Kids Halloween Party Flyer - October 2014

Adult Halloween Costume Party - Saturday, October 25

Volunteers please sign up here: ​http://www.signupgenius.com/index.cfm?go=s.signup&urlid=8050a4ea8a62ba20-adult

Adult Halloween Party Flyer

October 2014 - Adult Halloween Party AD

Kids’ Halloween Parade – Sunday, October 26

Volunteers please sign up here: http://www.signupgenius.com/index.cfm?go=s.signup&urlid=8050a4ea8a62ba20-broadlands1

Kids Halloween Parade Flyer

Kids Halloween Parade Flyer - October 2014

Oct 17

Events Committee Meeting October 20, 2014 @ 7:00 PM at the Clubhouse

Oct 20 2104 meeting - Recruitment flyerOct 20 2104 meeting – Recruitment flyer

Keep Broadlands events going strong by becoming a member of the Events Committee! The next meeting will be held on Monday, October 20th, 7:00pm at the Clubhouse, 43360 Rickenbacker Square. The building is located on the right side of the road off of Waxpool Road driving East from the Dulles Greenway overpass. The committee welcomes all of our residents to attend and looks forward to hearing your great ideas and recommendations. In order to provide great events, we need help from neighbors like you. Snacks and drinks provided. For more information contact Natalie Ihanainen,

Oct 10

Super Kicks Martial Arts Lesson, Saturday, October 18th, Sign Up Now!!

October 2014 Super Kicks Flyer

IT’S ALMOST HERE, SIGN UP NOW TO SAVE YOUR SPOT!
www.SignUpGenius.com/go/8050A4EA8A62BA20-super

October 2014 Super Kicks Flyer

This event will be held at the Broadlands Clubhouse located at 43360 Rickenbacker Square. This free event is for Broadlands residents only.  Only 25 spots are available for each class.

Children’s Class – starts at 11:00am
Ages 4-17 years old
40 minute session
We introduce the children to the art of American Freestyle Karate. A whole lot of fun
and a great way to introduce your child to a new activity!
There will be a snack following the lesson.

Adults’ Class – starts at noon
Adults ages 18 and up
45 minute session
We will get a great workout and learn techniques that serve as fundamental
self-defense. All skill levels encouraged to come! You will train at your pace.

Wear your gee or exercise clothing.
Hope to see you all there!

Oct 03

2nd Saturday Program – Wild Winter! October 11, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

October 2014 - 2nd Saturday program flyerOctober 2014 – 2nd Saturday program flyer

Find out what all the furry, feathered and scaly friends do as the temperatures dip and the snow moves in. Learn about migration, adaptation and hibernation. Animals in this program might include opossum, rabbits, snakes, turtles and chickens. Cost is $4.00/child for advanced payment and registration made by noon on Friday, October 10, 2014. Please register here: www.Broadlandsnaturally.org. Cost is $5.00/child if paid at the door on the day of the event.

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

costume swapCostume Swap Flyer

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

VanMetre SeminarVanMetre Seminar Flyer

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.

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