Friday Flash
Weekly Community News Bulletin

March 13, 2015

AROUND BRAMBLETON


INSIDE BCA

Call for Committee Members - Seeking new committee members to serve on Brambleton Community Association’s Elections, Finance and Covenants Committees. Visit our website for more information about these committees and to review the charters. If you are interested or know someone that may be, please send an email

Street Sweeping - BCA private streets and VDOT streets will be swept starting in late March. The goal of this program is to remove the majority of the sand that was used for traction purposes during snow storms over the winter. Sweeping services will begin on the BCA private streets first and will then transition to the VDOT streets. Services are anticipated to go through late April.  


Bus Driver Needed for the BRAM Community Bus - Brambleton is looking to hire a friendly and experienced bus driver with a VA CDL driver’s License with a Passenger (P) endorsement. This person should be customer service oriented, able to work a flexible schedule with some nights and weekends, and should be able to work independently. Applications and other position related questions can be emailed to Beth Huck. Fill out the application here (Requisition #2706).

LIFESTYLES

Little Free Library - Volunteers and Books Needed
- We are happy to announce the BCA Board has approved funding to purchase and install several Little Free Library units around the community, and we hope to have units in place by late spring/early summer. Here are a few ways to help:

  • Donations of gently used books of all genres, CD’s, and DVD’s can be dropped off at the BCA office any time, M-F 9AM – 5PM.  
  • We are seeking any scout troops who might be interested in helping to assemble or build the units as a service project.  
  • We are looking for volunteers to be a site librarian to check on the unit assigned to their area a couple times a month. Site librarians would also let BCA know when/if book supplies are running low or if maintenance on the unit is needed.
If your troop is interested in helping assemble/build the units or if you would like to be a site librarian, please contact Beth Huck.


Spring Soccer Bugs Program - Soccer Bugs uses play as a catalyst to develop a child’s motor skills, balance and coordination, hand-eye coordination, and social skills. The program will run from Saturday, April 18th-June 6th at the field next to Winwood Children's Center on Creighton Road. Cost is $100 and includes a uniform, shorts, and socks. For more information and to register, visit the website

Summer Camps are Now Open for Registration - Take a look at our 2015 Summer Camp Guide to see what summer camps are being offered right here in Brambleton. You can also visit the website to view the individual camp flyers. This year, Overtime Athletics is back for its 6th year and will be offering their regular sports camps as well as a Redskins Kids Camp.  In addition, we are excited about our other returning camps - NOVA Engineering for Kids, Kidz Art, Silver Knights Chess, and StageCoach Theater Company!    

Garden Plots – A few garden plots have opened up for the 2015 season. Before registering for a plot, make sure you have read the information and rules related to the Garden Plot program, and that you are able to adhere to the guidelines. Contact Beth Huck for more information. In order to complete your registration:

  • Please use this link, and click the register button next to the new gardener line.
  • After you have registered, please use this link to pay for your plot. 

Sexy Summer Showcase - This event is on Sunday March 22nd, from 2:00 - 6:00 PM at the Corner Clubhouse. Visit with several vendors offering the latest in fitness, health, and beauty. Free Barre-X trial class will be offered immediately following the fair at 6:30 PM, as well as on Monday 3/23 and Wednesday 3/25 at 6:30 PM. Light refreshments will be served. Click here for vendor/free class information and to RSVP. 

Family Comedy Night Starring Taylor Mason - April 25th at 6:30 pm and 8:00 pm. Tickets are $15 per person. Taylor Mason and his family friendly comedy should not be missed. Taylor Mason is a well known comic and ventriloquist who spends many of his days performing around the world and for Disney. His comedy style is perfect for all ages and rated PG. Seats are limited. For tickets and more information visit the website.

Guarantee Your Step Sisters' Brambleton Ribbon Run Race Shirt! - With only about a month to go until the Saturday, April 18th event, now is the time to commit and register! Registrations prior to March 18th include a performance race shirt, so don't miss out. The event benefits the Step Sisters' mission to improve the quality of life for those impacted by breast cancer by funding needed support services in Loudoun County and the surrounding community. For more information, or to register, visit the website.

Registration for the Brambleton Bettas Swim Team Will Open to New Members on Monday 3/16 - The Brambleton Bettas Swim Team is an ODSL summer swim program offering a supportive and competitive swimming community with coaching for ages 5-18 at all levels of the sport. For more information and to register, please visit the Bettas website. For questions, please contact Parent Liaison Kelly Nelson.  


Big Fitness, Little Fitness on Living Social - Big Fitness Little Fitness is a co-ed Adult Boot Camp workout and Kids Exercise Dance class held at the Brambleton Corner Clubhouse on M/W/F. Both classes will run at the same location but conducted separately - adults in the main area and kids in the windowed room for easy visibility. Jeff Strahan (Fitness Image Results) and Jennifer Wysocki (Barre Yo) are excited to offer this dual workout opportunity to Brambleton residents. Click here to purchase the Living Social deal.

COMMUNITY

RRHS 1st Annual Talent Show Tonight at 7:00 PM - Tickets will be on sale at the door for $7. One winner will be chosen - People's Choice! Live band, comedian, dancers, musicians, singers, and faculty will all be performing.

Join Rock Ridge HS as they Play Host to the Harlem Wizards Next Wednesday, March 18th at 7:00 PM - This event kicks off March Madness and is great entertainment for the whole family. Tickets are as low as $10 and can be purchased online as well as by visiting the Rock Ridge main office between 8 AM – 4 PM.  It will be a lot of fun and close to home! Please come out and enjoy the game! Tickets will also be available at the door. Check out their promo video.

Rock Ridge Drama Department is Embarking on it's First Spring Fundraiser, the RRHS Flower Planter Sale - These flowers are gorgeous and you'll want flowers in the spring anyways, so why not purchase them through RRHS Drama?  Best of all, you can view and purchase them online.  Delivery will be Saturday, April 25th from 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM at RRHS.

Rock Ridge Booster Club - Mattress Sale - Don't forget this Sunday, March 15th from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM, check out RRHS's mattress sale. All proceeds go to support the Athletic Booster club/athletic programs and teams. Prices are up to 50% off retail and start as low as $199 a set for twin mattresses. Come out and support the Boosters and purchase a new mattress on March 15th! 


COVENANTS

Comprehensive Inspections - Comprehensive inspections will commence the week of March 9th. The first three sections that will be inspected are Sections 1-3.  For more information regarding the purpose and the process for these inspections, please click here. Contact the covenants team if you have any questions or need more information about Holiday Décor or the Comprehensive Inspection process.

Spring Exterior Modifications - Thinking of building a deck or patio this year to enjoy the outdoors? Or maybe you can’t access the back yard from inside your brand new home and you wish to add stairs. Exterior modifications of this nature and others, require prior approval from the Covenants Committee. It is always best to get the applications in early to the Association so that these projects are not held up waiting for review at a meeting. The Covenants Committee meets for review the second Monday of each month. Applications can be accessed on our website and completed applications can be scanned and emailed, mailed or dropped in the drop box located to the right, outside of the entrance door. 

TALK OF THE TOWN CENTER


Bella Ballerina Will Be Hosting it's First Event for Expecting Moms! - These one-day events are loaded with fantastic speakers, classes and tons of giveaways.  Did we mention there's a catered lunch, snacks all day and mini massages?  Find out more and register online today. Limited space available!

Little Smiles and Costa Family Dentistry - With the extended daylight, we are excited to announce extended hours! Starting in April, we are now offering both earlier and later appointments to make scheduling easy and more convenient for you and your family. Call today to schedule yours! 703-542-7000

Spring is Finally Here and Beach Time Will be Here Before We Know It! - Let Sport&Health get you ready!  Save $100 by joining before 3/31. Contact Jason at 703-879-2006 for a 10-day trial to include a personal training consultation. 

Northern Virginia Orthodontics - Smiles for Spring!  Keep your kids smiling this spring by scheduling a complimentary smile analysis with Dr. Zach Casagrande or Dr. Kristin Nelson. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends an initial consultation by age 7. Interceptive orthodontic treatment at an early age can eliminate the need for future tooth removal or surgery. Northern Virginia Orthodontics offers flexible financing and zero down payment options. Discount for Brambleton residents. Visit us on the web or give us a call at 703-327-1718. 

MARK YOUR CALENDARS


Monday, March 16

Brambleton Kids Care Committee Meeting 7:30 PM - Brambleton Corner Clubhouse

Tuesday, March 17

Grounds & Facilities Committee Meeting 7:30 PM - BCA Management Office 

Thursday, March 18:

Activities Committee Meeting 8:00 PM - BCA Management Office

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