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October 2014 Super Kicks Flyer
This event will be held at the Broadlands Clubhouse located at 43360 Rickenbacker Square. This free event is for Broadlands residents only. Only 25 spots are available for each class.
Children’s Class – starts at 11:00am
Ages 4-17 years old
40 minute session
We introduce the children to the art of American Freestyle Karate. A whole lot of fun
and a great way to introduce your child to a new activity!
There will be a snack following the lesson.
Adults’ Class – starts at noon
Adults ages 18 and up
45 minute session
We will get a great workout and learn techniques that serve as fundamental
self-defense. All skill levels encouraged to come! You will train at your pace.
Wear your gee or exercise clothing.
Hope to see you all there!
October 2014 – 2nd Saturday program flyer
Find out what all the furry, feathered and scaly friends do as the temperatures dip and the snow moves in. Learn about migration, adaptation and hibernation. Animals in this program might include opossum, rabbits, snakes, turtles and chickens. Cost is $4.00/child for advanced payment and registration made by noon on Friday, October 10, 2014. Please register here: www.Broadlandsnaturally.org. Cost is $5.00/child if paid at the door on the day of the event.
Get Ready, Get Set, Now Decorate!
Dust off your decorations, it’s time to start planning for Broadlands 2nd Annual Halloween Decorating Contest! Last fall we had 22 entries with 13 prize winners in categories such as Spookiest, Most Creative, Best Pumpkins, Zombies, and Inflatables. We hope to make this year even bigger and better. You could win a cash prize as well as bragging rights for your ghosts, ghouls, and zombies! To enter your spooktacular home online and review contest rules, please click on this link: https://www.broadlandshoa.org/halloween-decorating-contest-entry/ OR please select this Contest Form to print, complete and return to the HOA office at the Nature Center.
Entry deadline: Fri, Oct 10
Judging dates: Evenings of Oct 14 – Oct 17
Winners announced: Mon, Oct 20
Costume Swap Flyer
Broadlands Fourth Annual Green Halloween Costume Swap
Date: Saturday, October 4, 2014
Costume drop off: 9:00 – 10:00am
Costume swap: 11:00am – noon
Location: Broadlands Community Center
NEW PROCEDURE THIS YEAR…All costume drop-offs will be at the Community Center! Please drop off one or more clean, gently-used child’s costume from 9:00am – 10:00am at the Broadlands Community Center on swap day then bring your swap ticket(s) back from 11:00am to Noon to swap for “like-new” costumes! Don’t have a ticket? Costumes may be purchased for $5.00 each from 11:30 am to Noon. All proceeds will benefit the Girl Scout SHARE program.
Check out our Yard Sale Flyer: Fall Yard Sale Flyer
Buy or sell at private residences throughout the Broadlands community, The Arbors and The Van Metre Broadlands Apartments.
To be included in the on-line listing of addresses, visit broadlandshoa.org/yardsale-form/ . Residents do not have to be on the list of participants to be part of the yard sale. To see a list of participants and find out what’s for sale, and to view community map, please visit www.broadlandshoa.org/yardsale. The HOA will publicize the yard sale in Ashburn Today, Leesburg Today, Loudoun Times-Mirror and The Washington Post newspapers.
VanMetre Seminar Flyer
The Seminar will be held at the Broadlands Community Center at 43004 Waxpool Road and will start promptly at 6:00 pm.
Seminar Information to Include:
• Staging a Home For Sale • Advice from a Local Realtor • Home Remodeling and Organizing • Furniture Moving & Storage • Handy Man Services • Financing a New Home • County Professionals to Speak about The Future Silver Line & Much More!
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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September 2014 – 2nd Saturday program flyer
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.
***** 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
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.