Upcoming Events

Feb
23
Sat
Come Walk With Me
Feb 23 @ 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM

Come Walk With Me!

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

Feb
28
Thu
Untamed Reads Broadlands Wild Book Clubs 2019 @ Nature Center
Feb 28 @ 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

Contemporaries)

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

shells.

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.

Mar
2
Sat
Come Walk With Me
Mar 2 @ 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM

Come Walk With Me!

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

2019 Potions Class Series @ Nature Center
Mar 2 @ 11:00 AM – 12:30 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 the series(10 classes) or individual classes.

A Closer Look of What Will Be Concocted Each Month:

  • January 26 (rescheduled date!): DIGESTION: We figured as our immune system is strong when our digestive tract is strong it was the right place to start during cold and flu season. So we’re learning some basic skills to make all of your food more easily digested and then also looking at some herbal supports. We will be making sourdough bread (I’m gluten intolerant, but the sourdough fermentation breaks up the wheat gluten making this much more easily digestible than normal bread), learning to make yogurt and sauerkraut (two ways of putting the good bacteria in your guts so you get the nutrition from your food!), creating a belly tea to support both digestive tracts that are moving too fast and too slow, mixing a digestive bitter to take with meals (this is a recipe from the company Urban Moonshine and one of my favorites), and concocting a digestive elixir for acute digestive illness. So many skills to cover, so little time. Register online so we can have all of the supplies needed for this information dense class.
  • February 2nd: HEART SUPPORT: If Snape had not been bullied by James Potter he would be brewing Potions for Heart Support with all of us
  • March 2nd: ANXIETY & STRESS REDUCTION: Snape will somehow make an appearance at this month’s potions lab as he is the specialist on keeping calm (even when dancing with the Dark Lord Mr. V proud owner of terrible nostril plastic surgery).
  • 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 Foragingand 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 2nd: 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 


Potion Classes by Month – $20 Each – Select the appropriate month(s) and click “Add to Cart” and proceed with payment




Mar
9
Sat
Come Walk With Me
Mar 9 @ 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM

Come Walk With Me!

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

Mar
16
Sat
Come Walk With Me
Mar 16 @ 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM

Come Walk With Me!

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

Mar
23
Sat
Come Walk With Me
Mar 23 @ 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM

Come Walk With Me!

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

Mar
28
Thu
Untamed Reads Broadlands Wild Book Clubs 2019 @ Nature Center
Mar 28 @ 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

Contemporaries)

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

shells.

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.

Mar
30
Sat
Come Walk With Me
Mar 30 @ 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM

Come Walk With Me!

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

Apr
6
Sat
Come Walk With Me
Apr 6 @ 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM

Come Walk With Me!

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