Sep 17

Ziggy the Snake Shows Off by Shedding His Skin!

Ziggy is a red corn snake that was adopted by the Audubon Naturalist Society from a family who could no longer care from him. Ziggy is an environmental education animal who meets hundreds of children each year when they visit the Rust Nature Sanctuary in Leesburg for Reptile birthday parties or for school or scout field trips. For the last two summers, we have been able to host Ziggy here at the Broadlands Nature Center while the Rust staff is off for the summer. This summer, Ziggy shed his skin two times while he was visiting the nature center. You can stop by to see the skin he shed when this video was taken on August 6th, 2014 and to see his neighbor, Sunny, our albino corn snake, who also meets many children each year. Corn snakes shed about once a month, more frequently when they are younger, and less frequently as they age. Snakes prefer not to be handled much around the time they are shedding. During the days before shedding corn snakes may have trouble digesting food, may be irritable, and you may notice that their eyes look bluer and their colors duller 3-4 days before shedding. You may also see them soak in their water bowls or rub their faces on the sides of their habitats in an effort to kick start the shedding process.  As of today our resident snake, Sunny, is in the bluish stage. This explains why he refused food last Saturday and means we should see a shed in the coming days.

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Sep 11

2nd Saturday Program – Wetland Reptiles Alive! Sept 13, 10:00-10:45am

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Wetland Reptiles Alive

Dive into learning about wetland habitats during this fun live animal show! Marshes, swamps, and the Chesapeake Bay watershed will be explained with fun stories and living wetland creatures. Featured animals may include a snapping turtle, bull frog, water monitor lizard and other denizens of damp places. Afterwards, participants will have an opportunity to safely pet a live snake, ask questions, and touch natural artifacts such as a turtle shell and shed snake skin. As with July and August we will plan on feeding Sunny the Corn Snake after the show between 11 and 11:30.

To register click here 

Cost: $4/child *pre-paid –  $5/child day of the event

*Prepayment must be received by noon on the Friday before the event.

 

 

Aug 28

Flicks in the Sticks – Saturday, September 6 – CANCELLED

***** DUE TO THE HIGH LIKELIHOOD OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS THIS EVENING, TONIGHT’S MOVIE HAS BEEN CANCELLED *****

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause our residents. As we’re sure you can understand, we cannot hold this event when it is raining due to our large screen and the electrical equipment needed to project the movie.

Thank you for your understanding.
Broadlands Technology Committee


 

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NutJob

An incorrigibly self-serving exiled squirrel finds himself helping his former park brethren raid a nut store to survive, that is also the front for a human gang’s bank robbery. PG, 85 mins

Bring a picnic dinner – or pick up something from one of the great local restaurants – and stake out your spot on the Nature Center 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. One lucky person will take home the DVD of that night’s movie in a random drawing from all attendees. Tickets for the drawing are distributed before the movie starts. Drawing will be held immediately after the movie and winner must be present. Flicks in the Sticks is a FREE event for Broadlands residents and their guests ONLY and is brought to you by the HOA Technology Committee.

Aug 21

Pooch Pool Party at the Community Pool, Sunday, Sept. 7, 11am-1pm

Pooch Swim FlyerTo all Broadlands residents with pups! Bring your furry family members on Sunday, September 7 for some fun in the sun at the Community Pool located at 43008 Waxpool Road. Mali Thai Cuisine will be offering human treats for our two-legged guests and Golden Nuggets will have homemade dog treats for your pups, free of charge!  Stream Valley Vet will be there with fun giveaways and a staff member present to answer any health questions you may have regarding your family pet. The Pooch Pool Party is sponsored by Woofies and they are offering free nail trims during this event!! 

Please remember to bring your pool pass ID. All participating residents must complete and sign the following waiver and bring it on the day of the event in order to have their pet participate: Broadlands Pooch Pool Party waiver.

Pooch Swim Flyer in PDF

Questions? Please email Woofies at petsitters@woofies.com

Aug 12

Flicks in the Sticks, Saturday, August 16 – The Lego Movie – 8:30 pm

FitS_LogoBring 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. One lucky person will take home the DVD of that night’s movie in a random drawing from all attendees. Tickets for the drawing are distributed before the movie starts. Drawing will be held immediately after the movie and winner must be present. Flicks in the Sticks is a FREE event for Broadlands residents and their guests ONLY and is brought to you by the HOA Technology Committee.

legoEmmet is a completely ordinary LEGO mini-figure who is identified as the most “extraordinary person” and the key to saving the Lego universe. Emmet and his friends go on an epic journey to stop the evil tyrant, Lord Business. PG, 100 mins

 

 

Aug 12

End of Summer Middle School Pool Party, Friday, August 15, 6:30-9:00pm

EOS Middle School Party 2014If you are a rising 6th, 7th and 8th grade Broadlands Residents, then celebrate the end of summer with your friends at the Southern Walk Pool on Friday, August 15 from 6:30pm-9:00pm. Enjoy music, pizza and bring your floats for the pool. Volunteers are needed to make this party successful for the kids.  If you are available to help, please sign up at this link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0a4caaa829a46-endofsummer

EOS Middle School Party 2014

Please contact Natalie Ihanainen at events@broadlandshoa.com with any questions.

Aug 06

Parking Details! Summer Blowout Family Celebration, Saturday August 9

The Summer Blowout Family Celebration takes place from 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM this Saturday at the Southern Walk Pool and Parking Lot!

Parking Details

The Southern Walk pool will stay open, but the parking lot will close early on Saturday at 2:00 pm for set up of the vendors and entertainment for the event.  Since parking will be limited, please consider walking or biking. Parking will be permitted at the Nature Center and Mill Run Elementary parking lots.

We still need more volunteers!

In order to make this day successful, additional help is needed! Teens are welcome to volunteer too. If you could please commit as little as 1 hour of your time, please sign up at this link:
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0a4caaa829a46-summer

Questions?

Please contact Natalie Ihanainen at events@broadlandshoa.com.

Summer Blowout Family Cele 2014 Flyer

Aug 05

2nd Saturday Program – The Bug Man! August 9, 10:00-11:00 am

August 2014 - 2nd Saturday program flyer“The Bug Man” will showcase incredible jaw dropping displays of world-wide insects, many of which are the largest species in the world!  This exciting program will introduce you to ecology and basic entomology of insects.  And you will get a chance to pet a live bug! Pre-register and pay at broadlandsnaturally.org.

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Aug 01

Volunteers Needed! Summer Blowout Family Celebration

Dear Residents,

It is important for everyone to lend a helping hand to support your community events. This year, we will hold our first annual Summer Blowout. This will be our biggest event of the year put on by our Events Committee. In order to make this day successful, we need more volunteers! Teens are welcome to help out too. If you could please commit as little as 1 hour of your time, please sign up at this link:
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0a4caaa829a46-summer

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Details of this event….
Summer Blowout Family Celebration! Southern Walk Pool
Saturday, August 9, 4:00 – 8:00 PM
Grab the kids, the sunscreen too, Broadlands has the party for you. Bounces, balloons, face painting, hay rides and more. Beer trucks and wine, food trucks galore! Bring the family, it’s gonna be great, make sure you are there and don’t be late!

Summer Blowout Family Cele 2014

 

 

 

Food Menu:

Doughnuts:

  • Vanilla Glazed – $2.25

  • Maple Bacon – $2.85

  • PB & J – $2.85

  • Creme Brûlée – $2.85

  • Brooklyn Blackout – $2.50

  • Cinnamon – $2.50

  • Passion fruit Blackberry – $2.50

Fried Chicken:

  • Fried Chicken Sandwich-chicken breast, lettuce, tomato, sriracha mayo on Old Bay doughnut bun – $9.00

Chicken Fingers 

  • Sliced fried chicken breast w/ your choice of dipping sauce (BBQ, Honey Mustard, Ranch, Buffalo) – $6.75

 

Jul 29

Broadlands Live, Final Concert, Friday, August 8, 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM

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***Final Concert for 2014***

Bring your blankets and folding chairs, and enjoy a fantastic evening of music, food and fun brought to you by the Broadlands Live Committee, HOA and phenomenal sponsors who keep this show rocking for FREE year after year! Don’t forget your ID’s for the beer garden! BYOB.

VISIT facebook/broadlandslive and www.broadlandslive.com for more details and up to the minute updates!