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THANKSGIVING EDITION AROUND BRAMBLETON Brambleton Holiday Kickoff This Saturday! – Bring your family over to the Town Center this Saturday from 2-6 PM for the Holiday Kickoff. Enjoy horse-drawn carriage rides, holiday treats, carolers, stilt walkers and the holiday lighting at dusk. There will be kids' crafts available in the Welcome Center beginning at 2 PM (quantities limited). There is no charge for this event; however, a $5 donation is suggested per family for the carriage rides, with proceeds going to the Loudoun Interfaith Relief. There is also a canned food drive in the Brambleton Welcome Center from now until December 20th to benefit Loudoun Interfaith Relief. For additional information, contact the Welcome Center at 703-542-2925. Office Closing – The BCA Management office will be closed on Thursday, November 24th and Friday, November 25th in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Brambleton Board of Directors and Association Staff wishes you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving! Assessment Update – If you are currently using a personal online bill-paying service to pay your assessments, you will need to update the assessment rate for 2012 with your service provider prior to January 1st. Please note assessments have a new remittance address that will take effect January 1, 2012. Make sure to update the address with your current service provider. New Assessment Remittance Address: Brambleton Community Association c/o Armstrong Management Services P.O. Box 11983 Newark, NJ 07101-4983 If you have any questions regarding these changes please contact Sarah Conrad at 703-5426263 or sarah.conrad@brambleton.org. Winter Break Camp – Feel like clowning around over winter break? Come join the fun at the Drama Kids Winter Break Camp, December 26th - December 30th from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Extended care offered from 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Slide splitting fun, including fast pace drama games, exercises, and we'll work on a short play where you can design and create your character and learn how to Make Them Laugh! Camp is $125.00 or $149.00 for extended day. Ages 7-10. Visit www.dramakids.com/va4. Enroll by December 2nd for 15% off tuition! Holiday Open House – Holiday Open house is Sunday December 11th, from 3:30 - 6:30 p.m. at the Community Center, 42645 Regal Wood Drive. Come out to see Santa and his #1 Reindeer, Rudolph, make a craft, and enjoy some yummy Holiday Snacks! We will have a face painter


and a balloon Twister, and Special Guest “Oh Susanna” will be there from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. to get everyone in the holiday spirit with a super fun sing-along. This event is for Brambleton Residents Only! Download the flyer here! Programming – We have the following programs now enrolling for the Winter Session.     

Fitness Image Results Boot Camp – FIResults is currently offering two different boot camps, at 5:45 a.m. and at 9:30 a.m. on MWF. The 7:30 p.m. evening class will return in the spring. Please visit www.firesults.com for more information. Ashburn Kids Yoga – Winter session (ages 3-6) will start December 1st – January 6th (6 weeks). Thursdays 5:30 - 6:15 p.m. Price per session $60 or $10/class. For more information, visit www.AshburnKidsyoga.com. Evening Flow Class – All levels, every Thursday from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. $10/class. For more information, email ashburnpoweryoga@yahoo.com. Creative Dance Center – Winter Sessions are set to start January 4th. Hip Hop, Ballet/Jazz and Adult Dance Cardio Classes will be available. Click here to download the flyer and registration form. Drama Kids – New Sessions starting in January. o Drama Kids for K- 5th grades on Mondays, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., starts January 30th. o Acting Academy for 6th-9th grades on Tuesdays, 7:30 – 8:30 p.m., starts January 17th. Wee Play – Winter 2011/12 Session: November 28 - February 14 (no classes December 19,20 or 26,27) click here for more info. o Pee Wee (18 - 26 months) 50 minutes $189: Mondays at 9:30 a.m. has openings and Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. is full at this time. o Wee Play (2s and 3s) 60 minutes $199; Mondays at 10:30 a.m. has openings and Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. is full at this time. Bella Vista Digital Photography Workshop – Saturday & Sunday January 14-15, 2012 "Introduction to Digital Photography". Early bird discount deadline January 2nd. To Register and for more information, click here!

Verizon Enhanced Communities Customer Center – Please be advised that our customer service center (ordering and billing) will be closed on Thursday 11/24. The center will be open on Friday 11/25; however, the hours of operation will be from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (EST). The center will resume normal hours of operation on Saturday 11/26, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (EST).

TALK OF THE TOWN CENTER Now Open: La Cucina Italiano – Bring your holiday guests over to the Town Center's newest eatery this weekend. La Cucina Italiano has officially opened at 22855 Brambleton Plaza, Suite #108 (just down from Johnny Rockets, and across from the Brambleton Welcome Center). Enjoy their Italian family recipes which have been passed down from generation to generation plus wood fired pizzas, desserts, a full bar and more! The restaurant will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, November 24th, but will re-open at 11:00 a.m. on Friday. For specific hours and more information, contact them at 703-327-9200. If You Haven't Stopped by Bella Ballerina – Check out their selection of gifts for your little girl! Tutus, ornaments, hair accessories and more! They are also opening registration for the winter 2012 session which begins January 3rd! Spaces will fill quickly so hurry up and call or visit to register, or register online at www.bellaballerina.com. Brambleton residents who are new students receive a free t-shirt or onesie with registration!


Sport&Health – Huge early bird special on Friday from 5:00 a.m. - Noon. Memberships, personal training, pilates, swim lessons, birthday parties. The earlier you get in, the more you save! Blue Ridge Grill – Happy Thanksgiving! With the holidays upon us, what better gift than a Blue Ridge Grill Gift Card! With your Gift Card purchase of $200 receive an extra $20 bonus card. Also, order a whole Pumpkin Cheesecake for your holiday party for only $45. We only need 24 hours notice to prepare your fresh homemade desserts. Come Check Out the New IMAX at Regal Fox Stadium 16 & IMAX – Watch Happy Feet 2 on a screen that is more than 54 feet wide and 27 feet tall. This IMAX theatre is powered by a colossal 12,000 watt digital sound system. While you’re here don’t forget to pick up a few gift cards for fun holiday gift giving. See you at the movies.

COUNTY CORNER Bah Humbug!!! – Come see the Pickwick Players (and over 80 local children, teens and adults) in Scrooge, the Musical at Belmont Ridge Middle School on December 2, 3, 9, and 10 at 7:30 p.m. and December 3rd and 10th at 2:00 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.thepickwickplayers.org or at the door. A $50 Wegmans gift card will be given away at every performance to a lucky guest who brings canned goods for Loudoun Interfaith Relief. In addition, a portion of the proceeds from the performances will be donated to Loudoun Cares.

FLASH FUN FACTS: TURKEY TALK  Americans feast on 535 million pounds of turkey on Thanksgiving.  According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, more than 45 million turkeys are cooked and eaten in the United States at Thanksgiving. That number represents one sixth of all the turkeys sold in the U.S. each year!  Domesticated turkeys cannot fly, however wild turkeys can fly up to 55 miles per hour over short distances.  Only male (tom) turkeys gobble. Females make a clicking noise. The famous gobble is actually a seasonal mating call.  Turkeys can drown if they look up when it's raining!  A turkey's field of vision is 270 degrees -- one of the main reasons they're able to elude some hunters.  There was no milk, cheese, bread, butter or pumpkin pie at the original Thanksgiving Day feast.  Contrary to popular belief, the Pilgrims did not have big buckles on their clothing, shoes, or hats.  The cranberry got its name because the pale pink blossoms on the plant resembled a crane's head and neck. The name craneberry stuck, eventually becoming cranberry.  President Abraham Lincoln established the original date for our National Thanksgiving Day celebration in 1863.  The average person consumes 4,500 calories on Thanksgiving Day.


MARK YOUR CALENDARS Wednesday, November 3th:

Adult Pick-Up Basketball 6:30 p.m. – Legacy Elementary; Residents Only

FEEDBACK WELCOME! Please forward any comments or suggestions pertaining to the FLASH or HOA. For all the latest information, please check our community Intranet. ____________________________________________________________________________ Brambleton Community Association 42395 Ryan Road, Suite 210 Brambleton, VA 20148 703-542-6263 (o) 703-542-6266 (f)

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