Jun 21

Master’s Potions Class – Rescheduled to Friday June 22 at 6:00pm

Snapes Masters Potions Class, June 22

This event was postponed until Friday, June 22. One class will be held starting at 6:00 pm. Anyone who registered for classes on June 16th is welcome to come on Friday or request a refund to naturalist@broadlandshoa.com.

Join the Naturalist this Friday to conjure up the following summertime potions:

Bath bombs (you choose the flavor) for long soaks after your giant hikes and bike rides, coconut lime sunscreen with raspberry seed oil for SPF 45+, tick-away spray, post bug bite blitz balm (just add dandelions), the secret to preventing a poison ivy outbreak, dream-dust, and yarrow flower in three preparations (our Broadlands fields are covered in yarrow this time of year), and BUTTERBEER FOR ALL!!!

Friday Class: 6:00pm – 7:30pm : $20.00 per person – REGISTER HERE>>

Ages 8+ are welcomed but are recommended to attend with an adult and all can dress for the occasion!

Jun 11

Happening this Weekend in Broadlands….

First family camp out of the season this Friday, June 15: Camp WhompingWillow 

$10 per tent register here: details>>

More camp out dates: 22, July 6, 13, August 17, 24, September 14, 28

 


Snapes Masters Potions Class, June 16

Join the Naturalist this Saturday to conjure up the following summertime potions:

Bath bombs (you choose the flavor) for long soaks after your giant hikes and bike rides, coconut lime sunscreen with raspberry seed oil for SPF 45+, tick-away spray, post bug bite blitz balm (just add dandelions), the secret to preventing a poison ivy outbreak, dream-dust, and yarrow flower in three preparations (our Broadlands fields are covered in yarrow this time of year), and BUTTERBEER FOR ALL!!!

$20.00 per person, register at Broadlandshoa.org/PotionsJune2018

  • First class: 11:00am-12:30pm
  • Second class: 2:00pm-3:30pm

Both classes offer same potions. Ages 8+ are welcomed but are recommended to attend and all can dress for the occasion!


Join us on the Nature Center Lawn on June 16 to watch Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle – 8:45 pm  Details on this event>>   

The Jungle Book

 

May 29

Untamed Reads Starts at 5:30 on 5/31

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 in the Nature Center (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. …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. Broadlands Naturalist – Erin Fairlight

 

Aug 15

Upcoming Events This Weekend!

FAMILY CAMP OUT

August 18th Sign up HERE>>

COMING TO THE CAMP OUT TONIGHT? Since we are expecting thunderstorms until 6 pm we recommend that you do not pitch your tent until the storms have passed.  We’ll open the nature center for meeting the animals around 6:30 pm and light the fire pit around 7.

Every month now through October, we will have two Friday campouts per month. This will allow you to come and pitch a tent, enjoy S’mores and a fire pit, come inside and pet the animals and have bedtime stories. You can come to the Nature Center lawn and pitch your tent at 4:00pm, but we don’t light the fire until around 7:00pm. Kids have night games in the lawn and, when the weather is hot, we get out all of the water toys. If you want to come and enjoy the evening but don’t have the camping equipment we would love to have you. Costs are only $10.00 per family. These costs remain the same if you camp out or not as they cover the wood and marshmallows.

FLICKS IN THE STICKS

Final Movie of the Season: Rogue One – Saturday, August 19  – 8:30 pm
Bring a picnic dinner – or pick up something from one of the great local restaurants – and stake out your spot on the lawn. Coolers, lawn chairs*, and picnic blankets are welcome. Free popcorn and drinks are provided. This is a popular event, so come early for a good seat! Movies will begin shortly after sundown – as soon as it’s dark. The times listed are approximate. Reservations not required. In the event of inclement weather, check the website to see if this event is cancelled or rescheduled. Parents, you’ll find links to the Parental Guidance from IMDB below for your review.  Click for More Details>>

Check out our Broadlands Logo Gear to use at our events.

Jul 28

The Beekeepers Buzzz! August 11 REGISTER NOW!!!

Come to the Nature from 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM and learn about bees! 

Have you ever wanted to learn how to care for the bees? Especially as we hear daily how importantthey are to our own food production and how their colonies are in collapse. We will have a basic bee learning session and continue our local colony of beekeepers: that’s you! We will construct beehives 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.Cost is $7.00 REGISTER HERE>>

Mar 24

Meet Your Farmer Day, Saturday, March 25th, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

One of the largest social movements in our region of the world is the Buy Fresh Buy Local revolution. Supporting neighboring farmers is something many of us want to do, and just aren’t sure how.

• Come and meet the people who grow the food, ask them about their practices, set up a time to visit them on their farms, and find the right farm for your family’s needs
• Bring the kids to meet the many farm animals. We will have cheeps (tiny chicks), goats, lambs, and maybe even a calf!
•The Nature Center will be a drop-off site for all of these farms.
If you choose to become a weekly shareholder in a CSA it will be
delivered to your door. . . to the Nature Center.
•$4 suggested donation all going to the
farmers who are coming out at a busy time in their planting
season to meet our community and share their wisdom.

Jan 13

Potion’s Class 301…Hurry and Sign Up Now!

Potion’s Class 301, Saturday February 11th 10:30am-12:00pm 8+ are welcomed, but adults are recommended to attend.
Held at the Nature Center, SIGN UP NOW!
Potions that shall be concocted include: Love Potion #9, Fly to the Sky Tincture, Rescue Salve for dry skin cuts and burns, Bubble Bath Brilliance minus Bubbles (in 30 flavors for you to choose from), anti-Valentine’s Day Tea and Butterbeer for all (as Snape, Harry Potter, and Hermione are our primary influences). $12 per participant, all take home their own concoctions & recipes  These are legit healing recipes based on the teachings and publications of Rosemary Gladstar–all ingredients are organic, 100% pure, and have a heritage of hundreds of years in the pharmacopeia of North American traditional healing. Recognize that we will actually be making all of these potions. Hot pots, tiny glass vials, and other devices of lovely witchcraftery will be present–you know your kids’ limits–don’t send muggles who will leave the Nature Center looking like it went through the Battle of Hogwarts.*****YOU MUST PREPAY FOR THIS EVENT BY FEBRUARY 6, 2017*****