Click here for details and to sign up online: https://www.broadlandshoa.org/2018/09/19/halloween-decorating-contest/
This year we’re going to have a wild books collective. We’ll gather every final Thursday of the month from 5:30-6:30pm at the fireplace (until it is warm enough to start having outdoor firepits and s’mores).
Readings are for both adults and another set for 3rd-6th grade (pre-teen readers). Then there will be a showcased picture book here in the Nature Center as well for our little friends who come and visit the animals during the day. The books for all ages follow a common theme. So for February the theme is surviving in the wild cold (inspired by the cyclone bomb). For adults this is the fairy-re-telling of Eowyn Ivy’s The Snow Child and Hannah Moderow’s Lilys Mountain. Both of these books are quick-paced reads that weave in survival in the cold to a broader story. They’re perfect to read with a hot chocolate in your hand under a heavy blanket.
March’s theme is Wolves. In Wolfe Nation “Brenda Peterson tells the 300-year history of wild wolves in America. It is also our own history, seen through our relationship with wolves. The earliest Americans revered them. Settlers zealously exterminated them. Now, scientists, writers, and ordinary citizens are fighting to bring them back to the wild. Peterson, an eloquent voice in the battle for twenty years, makes the powerful case that without wolves, not only will our whole ecology unravel, but we’ll lose much of our national soul. (From Amazon.com)” Lauren Wolk’s Wolf Hollow has more to do with bullying than the wild animal of Yellowstone. It was one of the most celebrated chapter books of 2017 for pre-teens.
April’s theme is trees, May is magic unseen (in nature), June is sea life…If you would like a full listing of our books come grab a print-off at the Nature Center or drop me an email at Naturalist@BroadlandsHOA.com.
And I’ll see you the final Thursday of each month at 5:30 with some hot chocolate by the fireplace. This event is open to all members of the community and free of charge.
Put on your best costumes and prepare to have fun. There will be music, games, and food for everyone. PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED FOR THE BEST COSTUMES!
DROP OFF – This is a drop off event. Only parent volunteers are allowed to stay for the party. Drop off from 6:00pm – 6:15pm in front of the Community Center. Kiss-and-go will be along Waxpool or parents may walk in with their children. Parking lot will not be accessible, as it is used for the party.
CONTACT FORM: All kids MUST be signed in by a parent or guardian with a completed contact form. Click here to download:Emergency Contact Sheet
PICK UP: Since the Community Center parking lot is closed for the party, park elsewhere and walk to pick up your child(ren). All kids must be with an adult to leave.
VOLUNTEER: Want to stay for the party? Volunteer! We need lots of volunteers to make this event a success. Please sign up at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e094aaeac29a57-broadlands
DONATE: Partygoers are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food donation for Loudoun
Hunger Relief. Collection boxes will be at the party entrance. See loudounhunger.org for most needed items.
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Every Saturday morning 8:30am-9:30am starting at the Nature Center, 21907 Claiborne Parkway, FREE TO ALL
Rain or shine enjoy your community and start the weekend off right walking with our group fitness instructor and certified walking leader through the Arthritis Foundation Tracey Kim. The pace will not be strenuous as our purpose is to make consistent friends in the community and to get some fresh air in our lungs.For more information: Naturalist@BroadlandsHOA.com
Saturday, October 27th
First class 11:00am – 12:30pm
Second class 2:00pm – 3:30pm
$20 per participant, per class. Both classes will do the exact same potions. Each limited to 25 participants. Ages 8+ are welcomed, but adults are recommended to attend.
We will prepare Harry Potter Treats (in honor of the 20 year anniversary) so be prepared for cauldron cakes and Honeydukes specials such as the ever jumping chocolate frogs. Golden snitch truffles, Dobby’s favorite cornish pasties and polyjuice potion test tubes will likewise be available and as always…bubbling cauldron Butterbeer for All!
Sign up below by Noon on Friday, October 26th…
Kids Halloween Parade!
The parade will start at 3:00pm on the path next to the Community Center Parking lot on Waxpool Road and will proceed through the tunnel and around Hillside Park. Activities will continue in
Hillside Park until 4:30pm. Wagons and strollers are welcome in the parade. Adult supervision is required. If rain occurs, treats will be distributed inside the Community Center
at 3:00pm. Volunteers – We are in need of teen and adult volunteers to help with this event. If
you are interested in assisting us with the parade and decorations, click here to help out: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c48adac29a75-broadlands
Southern Walk Board of Directors Meeting held at the Community Center beginning at 6:30pm.
For details on this meeting, please review the following document: Waxpool ES_ Attendance Zone Letter to Residents.Aug 18