“Under the Sea” brings a virtual visit to the beach with LIVE SEA ANIMALS! Get up close with a ghost crab, mole crab, horseshoe crab, clam and more! Learn about waves, sand, tides, and the sun. Kiersten Gibizov, a naturalist with Under the Sea, has been offering one of the best programs on aquatic life with a wide variety of live sea animals!
Family Pond Plunking– Saturday, April 11, 10:30am – 12:30pm at the Nature Center pond –details
Buy and Sell at the Spring Yard Sale – Saturday, April 25, 8:00 am – 2:00 pm around our neighborhood – details
7th Annual Earthday@Loudoun Family Festival – Sunday, April 26 – details
Broadlands Piranhas Swim Team Registration for Non-Residents:Monday, April 13. Non-Resident registration will begin on April 13, 2015 at 8:00am (space permitting). This also includes those non-residents who were on the swim team last summer. A Broadlands Outside Pool Membership must be purchased to gain access to the Broadlands pools in order to swim on the team. Please click on Outside Pool Membership to learn how to sign up before registering for the swim team.
Summer Lifeguard Positions Available for the Broadlands 2015 Pool Season! High Sierra Pools is hosting an interview day at Broadlands Community Center on Friday, April 3rd, 4:00pm – 6:00pm. Join them at the Community Center, located at 43004 Waxpool Road. Interested applicants should apply online at highsierrapools.com or contact their recruiters at (703) 920-1750, extension 205.
Have great moments caught on camera at these fun events or around our neighborhood? Please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org for us to share in the Broadlands Newsletter, on our website or in the Broadlands Blast. To sign up for the Broadlands Blast, please enter your email where you see the Broadlands Blast logo the in the top right portion of this website.
Ladies Nite Out, Dust Off Your Dancing Shoes – March 6, 6:00pm – 9:00pm at the Clubhouse.Got cabin fever? Dance away your winter blues!! Please come even if you do not have a voucher. This is event is for female Broadlands residents who are 21 years of age and older. You will not be admitted without an ID – details
***The HOA Office and Nature Center will be closed today, Friday, March 6, 2015 due to bad road conditions.***
Loudoun County Animal Services Community Outreach Program
Date: Saturday, January 10th
Time: 10:00 AM- 11:00 AM Cost: FREE
Loudoun County Animal Services is offering a community outreach program geared towards Home Owner Associations. Loudoun County citizens often have questions regarding lost animals, nuisance wildlife and commonly enforced laws. Topics to be covered are among:
Commonly enforced state and local laws to include: Running at large, Dog noise; Barking dog complaints, Dog waste and odor, Animals confined in a hot car, Animal cruelty/neglect
Nuisance Wildlife: Rabies, Wildlife response in our community
Overview of Animal Service’s programs and public services
Animal related resources
Open forum for questions
* Potty trained children ages 4 and up may participate in the concurrent Naturalist-Led Scavenger Hunt program without a caregiver while parents are attending the Loudoun County Animal Services program in the conference room.
Naturalist-Led Scavenger Hunt
Ages: All Date: Saturday, January 10th Time: 10:00 AM- 11:00 AM Cost: $4/child pre-paid at Broadlandsnaturally.org or $5/child day on day of the event
Children of all ages and their caregivers* are invited to participate in a naturalist led, nature-themed scavenger hunt to be held in and around the Broadlands Nature Center. Remember to dress for the weather!
* Potty trained children ages 4 and up may participate in the scavenger hunt without a caregiver while parents are attending the Loudoun County Animal Services program in the conference room. Registration forms will be required and can be filled out at drop off.
This fun educational program will dispel
myths about the mysterious bat and
provide the audience with a natural history
and knowledge of these misunderstood
creatures. The presentation is followed by
live bats! Best for older children.
Come watch Sunny the albino corn snake eat his
lunch after the show between 11:00 and 11:30 am.
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.
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.
***** 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.
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. 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.
Emmet 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