Upcoming Events

3rd-5th Grade Halloween Monster Mash @ Broadlands Community Center
Oct 25 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

2019 3rd-5th Graders Monster Mash – Flyer Final

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:2019 emergency contact form

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: HERE>>

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.

For information please email erica_ong@hotmail.com


Kids Halloween Parade @ Path Next to Community Center
Oct 27 @ 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM

2019 Halloween Parade – Oct 2019

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.

Proudly organized by the Events Committee.

In case of rain, this year treats will be distributed inside the Community Center at 3:00pm


Southern Walk-ANNUAL MEETING @ Community Center
Oct 28 @ 7:00 PM


Everyone in the Southern Walk HOA should have received a letter from First Services with the time, date, and location of the Southern Walk HOA Annual Meeting. The purpose of the meeting is to nominate and vote for candidates for Board Members. Details on vacancies were included in the letter from First Services. In addition, this year, representatives from Verizon will attend. Reaching a quorum for this meeting is critical because quorum requirements must be met (at least 113 eligible members must be present either in person, or by proxy) before any business can be conducted. It is a requirement of the Association, per the Articles of Incorporation, and the By-Laws, to hold this meeting and have an annual election cycle for Board Members. In the coming days, information will be coming out about voting. Please plan to attend or vote by proxy.
Here is the SW HOA Annual Meeting information:
Purpose: Election of Board Members
Date: Monday October 28, 2019
Time: 6:45 p.m. sign in. Start approximately 7:00 p.m.
Location: Broadlands Community Center 43004 Waxpool Rd.


Regarding Southern Walk HOA budget, assessments, payment coupons, Verizon billing or any other matter concerning the SW HOA, please contact Katie Halfhill with FirstService Residential (FSR) at 703-385-1133 or email Katie.halfhill@fsresidential.com  You may also visit the SW FSR website at http://dcmetro.fsrconnect.com/southernwalkatbroadlandsMinutes of meetings for the Southern Walk HOA are available to members in good-standing and are accessible by creating a profile with FSR Connect and logging in.

To contact the Southern Walk Board of Directors, please email swhoa.feedback@gmail.com.

Untamed Reads Broadlands Wild Book Clubs 2019 @ Nature Center
Oct 31 @ 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

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. This year our books all have a bit of magic in them. We figured life is a bit hard and we could all use a little escape. Plus the Nature Center is often described as a haven of magic so we thought we should read books that fit our gathering spot.

January: The Magicians: A Novel (Magicians Trilogy)

By: Lev Grossman

The New York Times bestselling novel about a young man

practicing magic in the real world, now an original series on SYFY.

“The Magicians is to Harry Potter as a shot of Irish whiskey is to a

glass of weak tea. . . Hogwarts was never like this.”

February: The Name of the Wind

By: Patrick Rothfuss

Discover #1 New York Times-bestselling Patrick Rothfuss’ epic

fantasy series, The Kingkiller Chronicle. “I just love the world of

Patrick Rothfuss.” —Lin-Manuel Miranda

March:The Queen of the Tearling: A Novel

By: Erika Johansen

Magic, adventure, mystery, and romance combine in this

epic debut in which a young princess must reclaim her dead

mother’s throne, learn to be a ruler—and defeat the Red Queen,

a powerful and malevolent sorceress determined to destroy her.

And Emma Watson is supposed to play the lead role when it

comes out on the big screen.

April: How to Be a Good Creature: A Memoir in Thirteen Animals

By: Sy Montgomery (Author), Rebecca Green (Illustrator)

National Book Award finalist Sy Montgomery reflects on the

personalities and quirks of 13 animals—her friends—who

have profoundly affected her in this stunning, poetic, and lifeaffirming

memoir featuring illustrations Understanding someone

who belongs to another species can be transformative.

May: The Girl Who Drank the Moon , Winner of the 2017

Newberry Medal

By: Kelly Barnhill

Every year, the people of the Protectorate leave a baby as an

offering to the witch who lives in the forest. They hope this

sacrifice will keep her from terrorizing their town. But the

witch in the Forest, Xan, is kind. She shares her home with a

wise Swamp Monster and a Perfectly Tiny Dragon.

June: St. Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves (Vintage


By: Karen Russell

In these ten glittering stories, the award-winning, bestselling

author of Swamplandia! takes us to the ghostly and magical

swamps of the Florida Everglades. Here wolf-like girls are

reformed by nuns, a family makes their living wrestling

alligators in a theme park, and little girls sail away on crab


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.

Nature Center Open @ Nature Center
Nov 2 @ 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

The Nature Center will be open for visitors today.

The HOA office is closed. Please contact the office M-F, 9:00am-5:00pm for HOA related issues.

Comfort Cases Organizing Donations @ Briar Woods High School
Nov 9 @ 9:00 AM
2019 Potions Class Series @ Nature Center
Nov 9 @ 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Thanks to the crowds that have come to our potion’s events for the last 4 years, we are beginning a monthly potion (herbal preparations) series for the entire year of 2019. This will allow us to focus on specific herbs for specific needs: digestion support, sleep aids, stress reducers, emotional balance, immune-support, two outings gathering and preparing our herbs that grow here in our own backyard, and two fun potions classes where we will make gifts toward the end of the year.

Individual classes $20 each.To register, scroll down to select either select class.

A Closer Look of What Will Be Concocted Each Month:

  • January 26 (rescheduled date!): DIGESTION
  • February 2nd: HEART SUPPORT
  • April 6th: CLEANING: Even a bachelor like Snape must do spring cleaning. Herbs for the Home for those of you muggles lacking a working wand to zap it squeaky clean
  • May: No Potions Class
  • June 1st: Wild Herb Foraging and Preparations: for Spring/Summer (for when you get stuck in the forest hunting down the unicorn blood suckers)
  • July: No Potions Class
  • August 3rd: Meals as Medicine and Immunity Boosting: aka Potions to sneak into folks who think potions are fun to make but ne’er to enter their mouths. (This month will feature what herbalists call “Adaptogens”)
  • September 7th: Wild Herb Foraging and Preparations Summer/Fall for when you go searching for Grawp with Hagrid
  • October 5th: Our yearly Come in Costume if you Dare! Harry Potter Themed Potions
  • November 9th (NEW DATE & TIME CHANGE:  Noon-1:30pm): This is a set of potions Snape never mastered…Herbal options for Emotional Lows
  • December 7th: Snape’s bizarre secret passion…making herbal gifts for the holidays 

Disclaimer:   The potions classes are meant to provide knowledge of what is available in plant formulas that may be beneficial to your health. The potions created have not been evaluated by the FDA. They are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or condition. As with all things you use on or in your body, be conscious of any sensitivities you might have to certain plants. If you are taking medication, please check with your practitioner in the unlikely event that our potions interfere with your treatment plan.

Potion Classes by Month

Comfort Cases Packing Party @ Briar Woods High School
Nov 10 @ 9:00 AM
Newsletter Submission Due
Nov 10 @ 12:00 PM

Please email your submissions to Natalie Ihanainen at nihanainen@broadlandshoa.com

HOA Office & Nature Center Closed @ HOA Office & Nature Center
Nov 11 all-day

In observance of the holiday, the HOA Office & Nature Center will be closed today.