Category Archives: Locust Grove Community Events

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Wizarding Winery at Horton Vineyards in Gordonsville VA

For one day, Horton Vineyards, located at: 6399 Spotswood Trail, Gordonsville VA 22942 will be hosting a free Wizarding Winery event! There will be indoor and outdoor games, shopping opportunities with different vendors, complete with make your own wand stations and much more! No tickets will be necessary to purchase or RSVP for.

This magical event will take place from 12pm to 4pm and open to everyone! You are encouraged and welcomed to bring tents and chairs for your group to set up outside as well as dress up and participate in all the activities. There will be Medieval Fantasies Company present dressed up and walking through the crowds for entertainment. The Bavarian Chef will also be at the Vineyard from 11AM – 4PM serving their best delicious dishes! Of course, it’s not complete without wonderful themed treats from Cocoa & Spice and Kilwins Charlottesville. So come thirsty, hungry, and ready for a fun Wizarding event!

This year the winery will have off site parking with a complimentary shuttle service to their vineyard. Location has not been determined yet, but you can check here for the latest updates.

Whether you’re looking for homes for sale in Lake of the Woods VA or Waterfront property in Virginia we are your professionals for Stafford, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Locust Grove, Central Virginia, and Greater Virginia, we are your proven Real Estate professionals. Thinking of selling? In any market condition, “what is my home worth?” is the #1 question asked by home owners. If you wish to sell your home, it needs to be sold for top dollar and in a timely manner. Pricing your home accurately, Pat will partner with you to make the selling process so much easier. Get started today by calling us at (540) 388-2541 or contact Pat Licata.

To see available Lake of the Woods properties, please visit our site.

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St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at Wilderness Run Vineyards

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this year at Wilderness Run Vineyards and 1781 Brewing Company located at: 11109 Plank Rd, Spotsylvania VA 22553. They are located on the right hand side of Route 3 (if you’re coming from Fredericksburg, VA) and right before you cross into Locust Grove, Virginia. They are known for their beautiful vineyard wines and tasty brewed beers.

On Saturday, March 16th, 2019 from 5PM to 8PM the Celtic Sessions band will be playing, so come listen to some music and enjoy a glass of wine or pint of beer! Dinner will be there from the Pifer Bros BBQ Truck, yum!

If you’re not sure what to do this St. Patrick’s Day, don’t miss this event, especially if you haven’t had the opportunity to try this vineyard and brewery’s wine and beer!

Whether you’re looking for homes for sale in Lake of the Woods VA or Waterfront property in Virginia we are your professionals for Stafford, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Locust Grove, Central Virginia, and Greater Virginia, we are your proven Real Estate professionals. Thinking of selling? In any market condition, “what is my home worth?” is the #1 question asked by home owners. If you wish to sell your home, it needs to be sold for top dollar and in a timely manner. Pricing your home accurately, Pat will partner with you to make the selling process so much easier. Get started today by calling us at (540) 388-2541 or contact Pat Licata.

To see available Lake of the Woods properties, please visit our site.

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Annual Kidz Cruzin Car Show & Festival of Fun in Locust Grove, Virginia!

SAVE THE DATE! April 27th, 2019 from 11am – 3pm will be the Kidz Cruzin Car Show and Festival of Fun at the Locust Grove Primary School. (31230 Constitution Hwy, Locust Grove VA 22508). If it rains April 27th, new date will be: May 4th, 2019.

The 2nd Annual Kidz Cruzin Car show is hosted and sponsored by Details by Frank, LLC . 
This year they are partnering with Locust Grove Primary School PTA with 100% of the proceeds from this show will go directly to the Locust Grove Primary school!!

There will be cars, trucks, motorcycles, kids activities, vendor demonstrations, food trucks and more! This year, ONLY the KIDS will be voting for the best CAR, TRUCK, MOTORCYCLE and Best in show!! How fun! Plaques and prizes will be provided and if you would like to participate and register, you may do so the day of the show for $20! If you are a vendor interested in participating contact: Martha Brown 540-841-7273 or martha.detailsbyfrank@gmail.com

Support the local Locust Grove Primary School students by attending this family friendly event! Bring the kids so they can have some fun and put their vote in for their favorites. It’s sure to be a good time for parents and children alike.

Whether you’re looking for homes for sale in Lake of the Woods VA or Waterfront property in Virginia we are your professionals for Stafford, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Locust Grove, Central Virginia, and Greater Virginia, we are your proven Real Estate professionals. Thinking of selling? In any market condition, “what is my home worth?” is the #1 question asked by home owners. If you wish to sell your home, it needs to be sold for top dollar and in a timely manner. Pricing your home accurately, Pat will partner with you to make the selling process so much easier. Get started today by calling us at (540) 388-2541 or contact Pat Licata.

To see available Lake of the Woods properties, please visit our site.

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Free AARP Tax Preparation Site Moved to Community Center

Due to renovations being made in the Lake of the Woods Clubhouse, the free AARP tax preparation site has been moved to the COMMUNITY CENTER.

The AARP Tax Aide program is to provide free tax preparation for low-to-moderate income families and individuals whose returns are within the scope of AARP volunteer training.

AARP Membership is not required to use this free service that is being offered.

The tax preparations will begin being held on Fridays and Saturdays from February 1st through April 13th. Appointments are required. Please call 540-268-8837 to schedule yours today!

Whether you’re looking for homes for sale in Lake of the Woods VA or Waterfront property in Virginia we are your professionals for Stafford, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Locust Grove, Central Virginia, and Greater Virginia, we are your proven Real Estate professionals. Thinking of selling? In any market condition, “what is my home worth?” is the #1 question asked by home owners. If you wish to sell your home, it needs to be sold for top dollar and in a timely manner. Pricing your home accurately, Pat will partner with you to make the selling process so much easier. Get started today by calling us at (540) 388-2541 or contact Pat Licata.

To see available Lake of the Woods properties, please visit our site.

Win TWO tickets to SOLD OUT: Murder Mystery Dinner Party!!!

Orange County Animal Shelter

We LOVE supporting the local animal shelter and we hope you will too!

You can support the Local Orange County Humane Society by ADOPTING a pet or DONATING an item. You will be entered to win 2 tickets to the MURDER MYSTERY DINNER PARTY at the INN at WILLOW GROVE. We have the LAST TWO tickets available! The shelter currently needs: BLEACH, TOYS, CAT LITTER, LAUNDRY SOAP, CANNED CAT & DOG FOOD, BLANKETS or a MONETARY donation is accepted as well. If you donate or adopt a pet in February PLEASE LET THE SHELTER KNOW YOU WANT TO BE ENTERED INTO OUR CONTEST! Be sure to provide your name, phone number and email address!

Winner will be chosen Friday, MARCH 1st, 2019!

Thank you for supporting your local animal shelter!

Whether you’re looking for homes for sale in Lake of the Woods VA or Waterfront property in Virginia we are your professionals for Stafford, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Locust Grove, Central Virginia, and Greater Virginia, we are your proven Real Estate professionals. Thinking of selling? In any market condition, “what is my home worth?” is the #1 question asked by home owners. If you wish to sell your home, it needs to be sold for top dollar and in a timely manner. Pricing your home accurately, Pat will partner with you to make the selling process so much easier. Get started today by calling us at (540) 388-2541 or contact Pat Licata.

To see available Lake of the Woods properties, please visit our site.

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Solar Farm Developer Scheduled to Meet with Locust Grove Neighbors Tuesday

The company planning to develop a solar farm here in Locust Grove will be holding a second public meeting on the project tomorrow, Tuesday January 29th at 5:30pm at the Wilderness Branch Library.

A 400-acre 62-megawatt solar farm has been proposed for Locust Grove along Route 20 (less than a mile west of Locust Grove Primary and Elementary Schools). Citizens now have until January 30th to submit any comments or concerts. This is part of a mandatory 30-day public review period, allowing time for the public who may be affected by the construction, to voice their opinions. This 400-acres of 630 acres that Cypress Creek Renewable owns, would be this county’s first large-scale solar farm. Before Cypress Creek can begin construction on this project later this year and begin operations in 2020, the Virginia DEQ (VA Department of Environmental Quality) must review the company’s Permit by Rule application (400 pages). There are 15 total requirements that must be met including a $12,000 application fee paid by the developer.

You can review Cypress Creek’s Permit by Rule application online or at the Wilderness Public Library. Development coordinator, Haley Larabee proposes that this operation will produce enough clean and renewable energy to power about 10,000 single family homes. And what about the real estate market? Larabee says, “studies by our appraiser have shown that there’s no negative effect on the property value of surrounding uses.”

We are not alone here in Locust Grove, Cypress Creek Renewables has similar projects in Henrico and Halifax. Learn more about the solar matter here.

Whether you’re looking for homes for sale in Lake of the Woods VA or Waterfront property in Virginia we are your professionals for Stafford, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Locust Grove, Central Virginia, and Greater Virginia, we are your proven Real Estate professionals. Thinking of selling? In any market condition, “what is my home worth?” is the #1 question asked by home owners. If you wish to sell your home, it needs to be sold for top dollar and in a timely manner. Pricing your home accurately, Pat will partner with you to make the selling process so much easier. Get started today by calling us at (540) 388-2541 or contact Pat Licata.

To see available Lake of the Woods properties, please visit our site.

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All About the Kids – 6th Annual Fredericksburg Kids Expo!

The Kid Expo is coming to Fredericksburg Expo Center for the 6th year on Saturday, February 9th from 10AM – 5pm and Sunday, February 10th from 11AM – 4PM. Adults will be $8 at the door, Kids aged 4 – 12 will be $3 at the door and kids 3 & under are free.

This is a great opportunity for parents and children to come and explore new adventures and opportunities. Learn about new sports clubs and learning centers for children, as well as health and nutrition options, local day cares, schools, camps, and so much more.

This is a great opportunity to get involved with your child(ren) and get to know what they like to do and what activities are out there for them to try and keep them active!

There will be many children activities they can participate in including: inflatables, face painting, Fredericksburg’s largest indoor sandbox, fire safety, chance to meet police & fire heroes, a petting zoo and many other activities to try.

For more information or to purchase your tickets in advance please visit: Fredericksburg Kids Expo.

Whether you’re looking for homes for sale in Lake of the Woods VA or Waterfront property in Virginia we are your professionals for Stafford, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Locust Grove, Central Virginia, and Greater Virginia, we are your proven Real Estate professionals. Thinking of selling? In any market condition, “what is my home worth?” is the #1 question asked by home owners. If you wish to sell your home, it needs to be sold for top dollar and in a timely manner. Pricing your home accurately, Pat will partner with you to make the selling process so much easier. Get started today by calling us at (540) 388-2541 or contact Pat Licata.

To see available Lake of the Woods properties, please visit our site.

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Enjoy Family Date Night at Lake of the Woods Clubhouse!

Take your family date night to the Lake of the Woods Clubhouse for some dinner & dancing!

Family nights are important! In a world filled with social media and technology, work and sports ruling everyone, our lives can appear busier than they probably are. Sometimes, we need to step back and remember what is most important to us, our family. There are many different ways families spend time together. I remember when I was in high school, we would always have dinner together, no phones, no TV, no distractions. This was a requirement, it was our “family time” and I miss those days now! While some have too hectic lives to be able to sit together every night for a meal, they have 1 day or two a week in which the family gathers. It might be to watch a movie, play some board games, or just have dinner and catch up on each other’s ever changing lives. Change up your family date night this February by joining the Lake of the Woods Clubhouse for dancing & dinner!

February 23rd from 6pm – 9pm (Doors open at 5:30pm) at the Lake of the Woods Clubhouse (102 Lake of the Woods Way, Locust Grove, VA 22508) there will be dinner from 6pm – 7pm followed with music by Xtreme Entertainment! It will be $5 per person with children under 5 being FREE! Prepaid tickets are required for the buffet dinner,so purchase your ticket, TODAY! There will also be a cash bar available throughout the evening.

You may purchase tickets Wednesday through Friday 9AM – 3PM and Saturday (Jan 26th and Feb 2nd) 10AM – 2PM at the Clubhouse office until the event is SOLD OUT. Cash or checks will be accepted and refunds will not be given. This $5 ticket is for dinner only, this event will be FREE for all AFTER 7PM!

Family Date Night is being hosted by the Lake of the Woods Community and the Youth Activities Committee.

Whether you’re looking for homes for sale in Lake of the Woods VA or Waterfront property in Virginia we are your professionals for Stafford, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Locust Grove, Central Virginia, and Greater Virginia, we are your proven Real Estate professionals. Thinking of selling? In any market condition, “what is my home worth?” is the #1 question asked by home owners. If you wish to sell your home, it needs to be sold for top dollar and in a timely manner. Pricing your home accurately, Pat will partner with you to make the selling process so much easier. Get started today by calling us at (540) 388-2541 or contact Pat Licata.

To see available Lake of the Woods properties, please visit our site.

LOWA Director of Facilities to Address Civic Club

By Pat Licata, President

Graves

Please plan to join the Civic Club in the Clubhouse Great Hall on Wednesday, January 16th, at 7pm.  Jessie Graves, LOWA Director of Facilities, will be filling us is on what’s happening within the LOWA Maintenance Department. Jessie will provide information on the department organization and structure, lakes management, road maintenance, and the general maintenance program of work slated for 2019. She will also be happy to answer questions regarding the CARC project.

Jessie has been with the Maintenance Department for ten years. She has served as the Director of Facilities since 2014. She started her career at LOWA as the Erosion and Sediment Inspector in 2008, having gotten to know many members during the process of mapping the water flow on all LOW properties. In December 2012, she took over as the Environmental Resources Manager (aka Lakes Manager).

Jessie earned her B.S. in Biology from Virginia Commonwealth University and began her working career monitoring ground water runoff from solid waste facilities. Growing up on a farm, she was introduced to construction through her father’s excavation business. Her interest in construction and environmental sciences was a natural choice.

Jessie manages with a results-oriented style, working with her staff to ensure the desired results are realized. She is proud of the spirit of cooperation among the Maintenance employees.

There will be time allotted for questions, so please bring yours! We look forward to seeing you on January 16thin the Clubhouse Great Hall at 7pm.

Whether you’re looking for homes for sale in Lake of the Woods VA or Waterfront property in Virginia we are your professionals for Stafford, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Locust Grove, Central Virginia, and Greater Virginia, we are your proven Real Estate professionals. Thinking of selling? In any market condition, “what is my home worth?” is the #1 question asked by home owners. If you wish to sell your home, it needs to be sold for top dollar and in a timely manner. Pricing your home accurately, Pat will partner with you to make the selling process so much easier. Get started today by calling us at (540) 388-2541 or contact Pat Licata.

To see available Lake of the Woods properties, please visit our site.