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Washingtonian Woods Park Asphalt Path Repair | Bulk Pickup Suspended

Hello Neighbors,

Washingtonian Woods Park Asphalt Path Repair and Overlay
The City of Gaitherburg will be resurfacing much of the asphalt trails in Washingtonian Woods Park over the course of the month of April. As such, you may see construction fencing, and at times certain sections of the path may be closed. The project is scheduled to start Monday, April 6th and continue through Wednesday, April 22nd.

Any questions or concerns may be addressed to the Project Manager for the project:

Sean C. Stevens
Public Works Operations Administrator
City of Gaithersburg
[email protected]

Gaithersburg Update on Bulk Collection Services
Additionally, the City of Gaithersburg has temporarily suspended monthly bulk pickup services. Please do not place items outside for collection. In the meantime you may continue to check the City website for a decision on May’s bulk pick up collection before placing any items outside for collection. Updates will be posted at www.gaithersburgmd.gov and on Facebook and Twitter @GburgMD.

We hope you are all safe and well.

Thank you,
Glenn Watts
Board of Directors, Washingtonian Woods HOA

Virtual Neighborhood Trivia Night | Tomorrow (Saturday) Night at 8pm!

Hello Neighbors,

Washingtonian Woods Virtual Trivia Night!
Date: Saturday, March 28, 2020
Time: 8pm
Location: Virtual Zoom Link to follow; Will be sent to all those who register in advance

Although our in-person trivia was canceled for last weekend, we would like to play for fun virtually using Kahoot and Zoom! Our quiz master is Dan Goldsamt and he’s currently working on a great quiz. Please join us online Saturday, March 28th at 8pm. One team per house (teens are welcome to join, Might be too old of content for young kids).

If you wish to join, please register in advance using this link: https://forms.gle/g3h4z8Uucak5KHVm7

Hope to see you online, and hope you are all safe and well.

Thank you,
Glenn Watts
Board of Directors, Washingtonian Woods HOA

Family Bingo Night this Saturday! | 2020 Neighborhood Social Calendar

Hello Neighbors,

Washingtonian Woods Family Bingo Night!
Date: Saturday, February 22, 2020
Time: Doors open at 4pm. Bingo starts at 4:30pm.
Location: Washingtonian Woods Clubhouse, Upper Level

Take a night off from cooking – pizza and soft drinks will be provided! We’ll play nine games, with prizes including a variety of family-friendly games. Doors open at 4:00pm so folks have plenty of time to pick up cards and daubers for their families, and bingo will begin at 4:30pm.

Feel free to bring a dessert to share. We hope to see you there!

Tentative Upcoming 2020 Neighborhood Social Calendar
The social committee has been hard at work planning numerous events that we hope many of you can join us for this year. Please Save The Date for the next few upcoming events:

Adult Only Trivia Night — March 21, 2020
New Neighbor Coffee — April 25, 2020
Movie Nights — April / May, TBD at Dusk
Kentucky Derby Party — May 2, 2020
Food Truck Fridays — Starting June 5th. Various Fridays throughout Summer
Kickoff to Summer Pool & Raft Party — June 13, 2020
Neighborhood 4th of July BBQ and Pool Party — July 4, 2020
New Neighbor Coffee — July 25, 2020
End of Summer Pool & Raft Party — August 29, 2020
Labor Day Camp Out — TBD Labor Day Weekend
Adult Happy Hour & Pool Party — September 12, 2020
Fall Movie Nights — Sept / Oct, TBD at Dusk
Fall Fest — October 25, 2020
Washingtonian Woods Gives Back — November 29, 2020
Neighborhood Christmas Caroling — December, TBD
Hanukkah Fire Truck & Party — December, TBD

Thank you,
Glenn Watts
Board of Directors, Washingtonian Woods HOA

Neighborhood Super Bowl Party This Weekend | Upcoming Social Events

Hello Neighbors,

Washingtonian Woods Super Bowl Party, Potluck and Chili Cook-off
Date: Sunday, February 2, 2020
Time: 6:00pm (kickoff at 6:30pm)
Location: Washingtonian Woods Clubhouse, Upper Level

What’s Provided: We will be providing plenty of ice, soda, water, plates, napkins, utensils and condiments for the chili. And 2 TVs to watch the commercials (and game)!

What to Bring: We ask that each family attending please bring a snack/ appetizer/ dessert to share, and any other food/beverages you want to have on hand for the game.

Feeling competitive? Bring a pot of chili – prizes will be awarded for the top 3!

We hope to see you there!

Upcoming Social Events
The social committee has been hard at work planning numerous events that we hope many of you can join us for this year. Please Save The Date for the next few upcoming events:

Saturday, February 22, 2020
Family Game Night – Bingo!!
Doors open at 4pm. Bingo starts at 4:30pm.
Bingo cards, Daubers and prizes!!!
Sodas, juice provided. Feel free to bring something to share.
Details mid February!!

Saturday, March 21, 2020
Adults Only Trivia Night
Doors open at 7pm. Trivia begins at 8pm.
Washingtonian Woods residents only. Teams of 4.
Prizes for top teams.
Coolers welcome, please bring an appetizer or dessert to share.

Thank you,
Glenn Watts
Board of Directors, Washingtonian Woods HOA

Washingtonian Woods Holiday Gift Giving Program | Holiday Caroling | Hanukkah Truck | Fall Loose Leaf Collection

Hello Neighbors,

Washingtonian Woods Holiday Gift Giving Program
Please join us for Washingtonian Woods’ annual holiday gift giving program to benefit families in the City of Gaithersburg. We will be collecting teen gift bag items for Montgomery County residents in need this holiday season. Please join us in the Upper Level of the Clubhouse on Sunday, December 1st for an Open House from 3:30pm – 6pm. We will collect donations and provide pizza, light fare and beverages. If you are unable to attend, but would still like to donate gifts, please click here for more details.

Date:  Sunday, December 1, 2019
Time:  3:30pm – 6:00pm
Where:  Washingtonian Woods Clubhouse, Upper Level
What to Bring:  Please click here for more details.
Pizza, snacks and drinks will be provided to all helpers!

Neighborhood Holiday Caroling
It’s almost time for the second annual Washingtonian Woods Neighborhood Caroling event! Anyone who enjoys a little “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” with your holiday cookies and hot cider is welcome to come join us. The first practice will be from 7-8:30 pm Thursday, Dec. 5, at the home of Marc and Melissa Egan, 228 Midsummer Circle. We’ll meet up a week later in the Upper Clubhouse for a second practice and will aim to amble around the neighborhood the weekend of Dec. 13/14. Mark your calendar and join in on the neighborhood fun!

Hanukkah Fire Truck
The annual Hanukkah Fire Truck and Celebration is expected to be December 23rd around 7pm. We will confirm the date and time nearer the event. Join us (all faiths! All welcome) to have hot chocolate and donuts, play a game of Dreidel and socialize with neighbors before the fire truck arrives.

Fall Loose Leaf Collection
Fall loose leaf collection is now underway for single family and townhouse owners. Place your leaves at the street curb by 7 a.m. on your regular recycling day. The weekly collection continues through the last week of December, weather permitting. Any time during the year you can bag your leaves in biodegradable brown bags and leave them curbside with your other recyclables.

Thank you,
Glenn Watts
Board of Directors, Washingtonian Woods HOA

This Weekend: Fall Fest | Candy Hill | Costume Parade | Halloween House Decorating Contest

Hello Neighbors,

Just a reminder that the neighborhood Fall Festival, featuring Games, Halloween Parade and Candy Hill is this Sunday 10/27 at 3:00pm in Washingtonian Woods Park.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
The Social Committee is still actively looking for plenty volunteers to help ensure this event’s success. Please take a moment to look at this Sign-up Genius to see how you can still help. It would be much appreciated!

More details on the event can be found here. Please be sure to visit the neighborhood Facebook page for inclement weather updates.

Halloween House Decorating Contest
Show your Halloween spirit and decorate your house for the annual Washingtonian Woods Halloween House Decorating Contest! Please have your house ready for judging by Friday (10/25) at 6pm. Prizes will be awarded.

Thank you,
Glenn Watts
Board of Directors, Washingtonian Woods HOA

Fall Fest | Candy Hill | Costume Parade | Halloween House Decorating Contest

Hello Neighbors,

Falling leaves and cool weather are signs that the Washingtonian Woods’ annual Halloween traditions are right around the corner!

Annual Washingtonian Woods Fall Festival
The Annual Washingtonian Woods Fall Festival will be held Sunday, October 27th from 3:00pm – 5:00pm at Washingtonian Woods Park (the big playground near the tennis courts) at 341 Upshire Circle.

There will be games, a jumping castle, a parade, and of course, Candy Hill! Also, we have a surprise this year — a donut truck will be visiting!

Please be sure to visit our neighborhood Facebook page as we get closer to the event for inclement weather event updates.

Volunteers Needed!
To make all of this possible we need your help. Please consider signing up to volunteer. For those who sign up, additional details will be provided to you directly by a member of the social committee. Please take a moment to look at our Sign-up Genius and sign up for slot.

Halloween House Decorating Contest
Show your Halloween spirit and decorate your house for the annual Washingtonian Woods Halloween House Decorating Contest! Please have your house ready for judging by Friday (10/25) at 6pm. Prizes will be awarded.

Get B00-ed!
Keep the Halloween spirit going all season.  Feel free to Boo! someone (by leaving this flyer and a treat on a neighbor’s doorstep), or keep it going when you get Boo-ed!  You can download a Boo Buddy here.

We have many new families in the neighborhood, please reach out to your new neighbors and invite them to join the fun. Hope to see you there! Happy Halloween!

Thank you,
Glenn Watts
Board of Directors, Washingtonian Woods HOA

Closing Weekend of the Pool! | Adult Pool Party, Sat | Doggie Swim, Sun

Hello Neighbors,

Pool Closes this Weekend!
Just a reminder that the closing weekend of the pool is this weekend! The pool will be open on Friday from 3pm until 9pm, on Saturday from 11am until 9pm (adults only until 10pm), and on Sunday from 11am until 6pm. The Annual Doggie swim starts at 6pm.


Adult Social & Pool Party

Saturday, September 7, 2019
7-10pm
Please join the social committee for an end of season adult social and pool party. Pool closes at 9 PM for non-adults, but the HOA has extended the pool hours until 10 PM to allow the final hour of kid-free swim.

We will have snacks and planned pool games. As much activity as can be outside will be, weather dependent, so come dressed appropriately. The upstairs clubhouse available in case of rain.

We will provide cups, ice and mixers! Coolers welcome.

Annual Neighborhood Doggie Swim
Sunday, September 8th at 6pm
Bring the pups and help us close down the pool in style, at our Annual Neighborhood Doggie Swim on Sunday, September 8th at 6pm. There’s nothing quite like the tradition of watching our canine swimmers shut down the pool for the season. Come on out and join the fun!

Thank you,
Glenn Watts
Board of Directors, Washingtonian Woods HOA

2nd Annual Neighborhood Camp-Out this Saturday! | Adult Social & Pool Party | Annual Doggie Swim

Hello Neighbors,

2nd Annual Washingtonian Woods Neighborhood Camp-Out
Saturday, August 31st, 2019 at 4pm
🏕Please join your friends and neighbors for our 2nd Annual Neighborhood Camp-out this Saturday, August 31st at the Washingtonian Woods Park at 341 Upshire Circle (next to the big playground, across the street from Candy Hill.)

Tent set-up will begin at 4:00pm in the field next to playground in the big park. A few fire pits will be set-up in the field at the bottom of Candy Hill. This is a bring your own everything (BYOE) event; please plan to pitch your own tent, bring hot dogs, snacks, roasting sticks, bug spray, etc. Please make sure all camping equipment is cleaned up by 10am in Sunday morning. And, please help keep the park clean and plan to take out any trash you bring in.

Please help us spread the word, and we hope to see you all there!

Extended Pool Weekend
Normal daily pool operating hours end for the season on Labor Day, September 2nd. However, the pool will once again be open for one Extended Weekend in 2019: September 6, 7, 8 (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Adult Social & Pool Party

Saturday, September 7, 2019
7-10pm
Please join the social committee for an end of season adult social and pool party. Pool closes at 9 PM for non-adults, but the HOA has extended the pool hours until 10 PM to allow the final hour of kid-free swim.

We will have snacks and planned pool games. As much activity as can be outside will be, weather dependent, so come dressed appropriately. The upstairs clubhouse available in case of rain.

We will provide cups, ice and mixers! Coolers welcome.

Annual Neighborhood Doggie Swim
Sunday, September 8th at 6pm
Bring the pups and help us close down the pool in style, at our Annual Neighborhood Doggie Swim on Sunday, September 8th at 6pm. There’s nothing quite like the tradition of watching our canine swimmers shut down the pool for the season. Come on out and join the fun!

Thank you,
Glenn Watts
Board of Directors, Washingtonian Woods HOA