Friday Flash
Weekly Community News Bulletin

December 14, 2018

AROUND BRAMBLETON


INSIDE BCA

Creighton West Dog Park - The Creighton West Dog Park is now open! The dog park contains two separate areas – one for dogs 25 lbs. and under, and one for dogs of any size. Residents can access the dog park by parking in the Creighton West tennis/basketball court parking lot and crossing over the road to the trail. Dog park rules are listed at the entrance and on our website. This dog park has been made possible through donations from HLS, an affiliate of KT Enterprises.

BCA Events Survey - BCA is conducting an Events Survey to better understand the desires of our residents regarding the current and future events program. The survey can be taken here and will be open until Friday, January 11th, 2019. This survey is for Brambleton residents only. Information will only be used by BCA and will not be shared with any other entity.

BCA is Hiring - BCA is seeking qualified candidates for a full-time Community Standards Advisor position. For a full job description, please visit our Careers page.

2018 Yard Debris Pickup Ending 12/18 - Please note that seasonal yard debris pickup will end for the year on Tuesday, December 18th and will resume on March 5th, 2019.


LIFESTYLES


EVENTS


Bram Bus: Charles Town Casino - Hop on the Bram Bus for a ride to the Charles Town Casino on Friday, December 21st! Bus tickets cost $25 per person and cover transportation only. Bus departs at 7 PM and returns at midnight. Click here to purchase tickets and find more information.

Fans in the Stands - Please join Brambleton Kids Care on Saturday, January 5th as Fans in the Stands to cheer on some amazing athletes at the Special Olympics Basketball Tournament! Meet us at Tuscarora High School in Leesburg from 11 AM to 2 PM. Kids are encouraged to make inspiring signs for the athletes. Contact Christine Elansary for more information or to RSVP.

Comedy Night - On Saturday, March 2nd, come out for a hilarious night of adult comedy featuring up-and-coming comedians from NYC and DC. Two shows at 7:30 PM and 10 PM. $25 per person and includes the tasty popcorn/candy bar. Get your tickets here

Brambleton House Hop (aka Roving Dinner) - Come to this annual progressive dinner/scavenger hunt on Saturday, March 9th from 6 PM to midnight. This is the perfect way to meet new people in the neighborhood while having a blast! There are 4 courses total, 3 at residents’ homes, and then we end the night at the Corner Clubhouse for desserts, a DJ, and dancing! Spots are limited, so don’t hesitate to sign up. Click here for more information and to register.


BRAM GIVES BACK

Kids Craft for INOVA Children’s Hospital - BCA is collecting No-Sew Blankets to be donated to INOVA Children's Hospital. You and your family can make blankets for a child and drop them off at the BCA office by Monday, December 31st. Click here for instructions and more details.

Cards for Soldiers BCA is collecting Cards for Soldiers that will be donated to our local military facilities through the American Red Cross. Please donate blank, stamped cards that represent all holidays (Birthday, Thank You, Congratulations, etc.) as well as blank cards. You can drop your donation in the North Pole Mailbox in the Welcome Center until Monday, December 31st. Instructions and more details can be found here.


PROGRAMMING

Silver Knights Chess and Robotics Camps - Learn to play chess, build robots, or both at Silver Knights’ Chess and Robotics Camps taking place over the winter break! Camps take place on December 21 and December 26-28 at the Community Center. Visit the Silver Knights website for more information.

Drama Kids Winter Break Camp - Drama Kids is holding a Winter Break Camp on December 26-28 at the Corner Clubhouse! Activities include improvisation, theater games, performances, and more. Open to ages 5-11. Half and full day sessions are available. Click here for more information and to register.

STEM with LEGO Winter Break Camps - Kids ages 5-12 are invited to take part in Winter Wonderland STEM with LEGO Break Camps on December 26-28 at the Community Center! Morning and afternoon sessions are available. Visit our website to register and find more information.

RESTART Program - Are you trying to get healthy this winter? Join the RESTART Program! This 5-week program starts Monday, January 14th, 2019 and is part nutritional education, part sugar detox, and part support group. For more information, check out the program flyer and page.


EATLOCO BRAMBLETON MARKETPLACE

New Marketplace Location - We’ve moved! The EatLoco Brambleton Marketplace has a new, permanent home on Brambleton Plaza, right by the brand new Brambleton Library. For directions to our new location, visit www.eatloco.org/brambleton-marketplace.

Holidays at the Marketplace - This holiday season, let the EatLoco Brambleton Marketplace help you fight off the cold weather with hot coffee, delicious BBQ right off the grill, and warm smiles from all of our vendors. Give the gift of local goods this season with Smith’s of Mecklenburg’s famous sausage, della Terra’s balms and bath products, and Great Harvest Bread’s irresistible loaves! Holiday shopping is easy at the market every Sunday from 9 AM to 1 PM.


COMMUNITY GIVING BACK

Mobile Hope Holiday Party - Mobile Hope will host their 4th Annual Holiday Party on Saturday, December 15th at the Douglass Community Center. They are in need of volunteers to help wrap and sort gifts given to kids at this special event. Email getinvolved@mobilehopeloudoun.org or call 703-771-1400 to sign up. Visit the Mobile Hope Facebook page for more information.

Christmas Caroling - Join Brambleton Presbyterian Church in spreading Christmas cheer throughout the neighborhood on Sunday, December 16th! Santa hats and jingle bells encouraged. Meet at the Brambleton Welcome Center at 6:30 PM. Click here for more information.


COMMUNITY STANDARDS

Manage Your Trash Cans - We would like to share a friendly reminder to not leave your trash cans out for days on end. Trash containers and recycling bins can be placed at the curb no earlier than 6 PM on the evening before the scheduled pickup day. All containers should be removed following the pickup on the same day of the scheduled trash removal and stored out of view. Additional information can be found on our website here. Bulk pickups can be requested via email to brambleton@republicservices.com.

Blocking Fire Lanes is Illegal - Parking in a yellow fire lane is illegal, yet many residents ignore this fact. If the space outside of a residence is designated as a fire lane, then it is not to be used as a loading zone, a parking space, or a place to wait for passengers. The fire lane is an area reserved for firefighters and emergency personnel to stage fire apparatus or park vehicles at a useful distance from a structure. BCA is monitoring this concern and follows the Vehicle Policy for all private streets. As illegal parking frequently happens after business hours, we recommend contacting the LCSO non-emergency number at 703-777-1021 to report concerns in real time.


TALK OF THE TOWN CENTER

Northern Virginia Orthodontics - Join NVO on Saturday, December 22nd from 12 to 4 PM at our new scan center in One Loudoun to receive your FREE photo with Santa and Mrs. Claus! Guests can also enjoy complimentary refreshments and holiday treats, plus enter to win a MacBook Pro. This event is open to all families in our community, and you can learn more on our Facebook page. We can't wait to see you there! 

Suzanne Eaton Christmas Trees - Suzanne Eaton Christmas Trees have returned to Brambleton! Trees are being sold at Olympia Drive across from Legacy Park, and tree sales benefit the Cherry Blossom Breast Cancer Foundation. Visit their Facebook page for more information.


COUNTY CORNER


LCSO to Conduct Joint Sobriety Checkpoint - The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office will conduct a sobriety checkpoint tonight, December 14th, beginning shortly after 10 PM. Members of the LCSO Auxiliary Unit and volunteers from the Loudoun Chapter of MADD will assist with the checkpoint.

Free Basketball Clinic - Boys and girls between the ages of 6 and 12 are invited to join former NBA player Gheorghe Muresan and Giant Basketball Academy coaches on Saturday, December 16th for a free basketball clinic. The clinic will be held at Trailside Middle School from 2 to 4 PM. Click here to register and find more information.


COMMUNITY RESOURCES


Winter Safety Tips: Preventing Falls - Each year, Loudoun County emergency medical personnel respond to numerous calls for injuries due to slips and falls during icy conditions. County officials remind residents of the dangers that bad weather brings and offer a few tips on how to stay safe in the winter here.


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