Apr 22

Backyard Birding Class This Saturday, 8:00 am – 9:30 am at the Nature Center

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Backyard Birding
This Saturday at the Nature Center 8am-9:30am
Just $3 per person
Join Sherri Barlett, owner of Wild Birds Unlimited, and learn the basics of birding including identification of the many we have right here in our neighborhood.  Pre-registration is required before arriving to the classDetails>>>

Sherri will teach you the basics of birding and include identification
of the many we have right here. This will be a recurring class
beginning with basics and moving to advanced bird-keeping in
coming weeks. Ages 12+.  To learn more about Sherri’s store, Wild Birds Unlimited, please visit: http://ashburn.wbu.com/

Apr 12

Truck and Pony Show at Southern Walk Pool Parking Lot! April 16, 2016 @ 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

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Climb aboard and discover what it’s like to be a big rig operator.  We’ll have a fire engine, ambulances, sheriff department vehicles, a paddy wagon, a trash truck, a snow plow and landscaping equipment.  For those that are crafty, we will be making stick horses at $7.00 each. Snacks  will be available for purchase, cash only please. $3 suggested donations welcomed for Sprout Therapeutic Riding and Education Center.
IMPORTANT: Please park at the Nature Center and take the tunnel to cross under Claiborne to the Southern Walk Pool. No parking will be available at the Southern Walk Pool.

 

Apr 06

Broadlands Yoga and Wellness Morning this Saturday, April 9

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FREE EVENT TO BROADLANDS RESIDENTS ONLY – Get Together With Your Community Members to Better Your Body, Mind and Spirit for a session of gentle yoga stretches for beginners or a more advanced one for intermediate yogis.

Two morning sessions will be held at the Clubhouse, located at 43360 Rickenbacker Square

  • Session I: 9:00am-10:00am This is a slow flow vinyasa yoga class for beginners that offers modifications for the various fitness levels.
  • Session II: 10:45am-11:45am This session is an intermediate vinyasa yoga class. The pace will flow faster through the yoga poses and some intermediate and advanced poses will be offered but also with modifications for various levels.

Please bring your own yoga mat and towel. After each session enjoy a mini massage and some light refreshments. Each session limited to 40 participants. Sign up at: signupgenius.com/go/20f0b4da5a923a6fc1-yoga This event is for Broadlands residents only.

Mar 29

TWO GREAT EVENTS THIS SATURDAY!! SPRING EGGSTRAVAGANZA AND BEEKEEPERS BUZZ!

SPRING EGGSTRAVAGANZA

Saturday, April 2 from 10:00am – 12:00pm at Hillside Park, 43051 Waxpool Road

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Led by Peter Cottontail, the parade will begin promptly at 10:00am on the path next to the Community Center. Follow Peter as he makes his way through the tunnel to Hillside Park where there will be eggs to hunt. Stick around after the egg to enjoy balloon twisters, a hay ride, moon bounce, and a Ferris ride. Please limit eggs to 10 per child so everyone gets some.Bunny photo opps will be available after all of the eggs have been collected…don’t forget to bring your camera!You don’t want to miss this fun event ! Please walk or park at the Community Center and KinderCare parking lots. In the event of inclement weather, visit our furry friend at the Community Center to take photos and collect eggs.


BEEKEEPERS BUZZ: INTRO TO BEEKEEPER CLUB

Saturday, April 2 from 2:00am – 4:00pm at the Nature Center

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Beekeepers Buzz – FLYER

Have you ever wanted to learn how to care for the bees? Especially as we hear daily how important they are to our own food production and how their colonies are in collapse. On April 2nd we will have a basic bee learning session from 2pm-4pm and begin our local colony of beekeepers: that’s you!  Then April 23rd we will construct beehives 10am-12pm to be used in nature preserves in our surrounding area. No experience is required. All materials are included. We just need a few willing to learn the art of beekeeping.

REGISTER HERE>>>

Mar 29

Paleontology Series: Geode Smashing and Gemstone Hunts – April 1, 2016 @ 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

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THIS FRIDAY, April 1, 2016 @ 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

HURRY! SIGN UP HERE>>>

Smashing Geodes, Dissecting Plants, & Building Birdhouses

April 1st, 4pm-6pm, $7/person, (ages 6-12)

Become a Paleontologist Series Continues: Break open your own geode, hunt for and learn about other minerals and gemstones.

Mar 29

DON’T MISS OUT ON THIS AMAZING OPPORTUNITY! Camp Wilder – Primitive Skills Summer Camp – 06/27/2016 – 07/01/2016

ARE YOUR KIDS AGED 9-14? DO YOU HAVE PLANS FOR THEM THIS SUMMER? TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY, A ONE-OF A KIND, EXTRAORDINARY SUMMER CAMP ONLY OFFERED IN BROADLANDS! SIGN UP WHILE REGISTRATION LASTS, SPOTS ARE LIMITED.

Camp WilderSkills.blast_Page_1Join Jason Drevenak, primitive skills expert and founder of North American Bushcraft and Erin Fairlight, head naturalist of Broadlands, for a week of living in the wilds right here at the Nature Center and surrounding forests.

REGISTRATION: Opens Monday morning at 9:00 am on March 1 and closes on April 1. There are only 12 spots available.  Camp runs 8am-5pm, M-F with additional BBQ/Sleepover on Thursday. Click to Register HERE>>

DESCRIPTION

  • Camp runs June 27-July 1, 8:00am – 5:00pm, Monday-Friday for ages 9-14.
  • Campers will build shelters, satchels, tools, cordage, bows & arrows, and create water filtration all from the materials in our neighboring forests.
  • Other activities campers will learn: Build fires without matches, create emergency wilderness medicine with our local plants, forage for food, learn tracking, tree, animal, and insect identification.
  • Campers will learn about the skills and tools Native Americans and early frontier people utilized daily to produce food, shelter, water, music and thrive off of the land. All activities are designed for the group to begin and end together, no one is first or last; we do every thing as a team. By the end of the week all campers can expect to have created several crafts such as their own wooden spoon, buckskin leather bag and a basket made from native materials.

COST

  • $400 per camper (with special discounts for siblings. please contact naturalist@BroadlandsHOA.com for modification in pricing for families)
  • $40 for additional sleepover/BBQ night on Thursday, June 30th

 

Mar 09

Friday, March 11, 3-5pm, Build Dinosaur Fossil Models at the Nature Center

NATURE CENTER

Fridays: March 11 & 18, Construction/Craft Days Begin 3pm-5pm at the Nature Center…

  • Friday, March 11th, 3-5pm, Build Dinosaur Fossil Models ($8, all ages welcomed)  Please pre-register by click HERE>>

 

Next Friday Craft Date: March 18th, 3-5pm, Construct Monarch Rearing Cages ($10, all ages welcomed )Please pre-register by click HERE>>