Category Archives: Locust Grove Community Events

The Civic Club Presents an EPIC Conversation

On Wednesday, March 11th at 7PM in the Clubhouse Great Hall , Crystal Hale, Director of the Orange County Department of Social Services, will be our monthly Civic Club speaker. In addition to being charged with ensuring all federal and state mandated human services programs are provided to the citizens of Orange County, Crystal also has a passion for addressing additional social issues such as the opioid epidemic. The Epidemic Intelligence Council (EpIC) is a local council that meets monthly to discuss the opioid crisis and the impact it has in Orange County. This council is comprised of a cross-section of leaders from Orange County, concerned citizens, health professionals, family members and individuals with direct experience, media, and a number of other concerned individuals. Crystal currently serves as the facilitator of EpIC and; along with all participants of the group, she is committed to helping to educate the community, provide resources for those in need, and diminish the ugly stigma of addiction. While Crystal enjoys her work with EpIC, she points out that the great progress made is a result of the overall group effort.

Ms. Hale will provide insight on the opioid epidemic to include a brief history as well as what it looks like from a national, state, and local perspective. Crystal will focus on the importance of eliminating the stigma of addiction and will also touch on the progress made, the additional work currently underway, and what the future holds.

Crystal is a life-long native of Orange County and currently lives with her husband, two teenage children and various pets on the family farm. She graduated from Orange County High School and earned her Bachelor of Science and Master of Business Administration from The University of Mary Washington. After spending over ten years working for the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) in various management positions, Crystal accepted an opportunity to work with the Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS) and shifted her focus to the human services field. She served as Director at Rappahannock County Department of Social Services prior to coming to Orange County Department of Social Services in 2017 and is thrilled to serve her hometown community.

Civic Club Speakers to Present “Living Easier with Less” on Wednesday, 2/12 at 7PM

Back by popular demand…On Wednesday, February 12, at 7:00pm in the Clubhouse Great Hall, two guest speakers will address the art of organizing and decluttering our homes and methods for removal of the items in order to accomplish an easier way of life. Even if one’s home is the perfect fit, there still may be items that can be “released” for simpler living. For many people, the stress comes from not knowing how to take the first step of thinking through what should stay or go, and for others it may be not knowing how to sell or where to donate items no longer needed or wanted.

Linda Clevenger, Professional Organizer and Owner of Organization Direct, will be our first speaker. Linda has been helping homeowners downsize, right-size, purge, and eliminate items from their homes for over 12 years. She helps clients walk through the process of making decisions regarding the need to keep items and how it will impact life both now and in the future. As the spouse of a disabled Veteran, she is passionate about helping other Veterans and those who struggle with the day to day task of living a clutter-free life.

Cathy France, owner of CopperStone Auctions and Estates, will provide options for the sale of items no longer wanted or needed. CopperStone’s offerings include estate sales from the home, consignment and auction services, and complete buyout of a home’s contents. And of course, the option always exists to donate items to organizations such as the LOW Lions.

There will be time allotted for questions, and we hope to see you there!

Thanks, Pat

Lake of the Woods Committee Fair Happening on March 20th!

Are you looking to get more involved with your LOW community? Then be sure to come to the Lake of the Woods Committee Fair on March 20th from 1:00PM – 4:00PM at the LOW Clubhouse! Here you’ll get the opportunity to learn more about what all goes on in your community, as well as meet all the committee members that help to keep the lake as perfect as it can be! Take the opportunity to learn more about the various committees to choose from, and even volunteer to serve as one of the members, and alternate or even an advisor! The fair is free to attend, and refreshments will be served, as well as raffles/door prizes from Fairways and more! Make sure you save the date, as this is sure to be a wonderful day and opportunity to connect with your LOW community!

LOW Junior Sailor’s Camp Happening This June!

Are you looking to give your kids a great experience on the lake this summer? This might be the perfect opportunity! The Junior Sailing Program will be offering two youth sailing camps starting this summer! The first session will be for beginner sailors and will be held from June 22nd through June 26th. The second session will be for the more advanced class, being 2 or more years of JSP camp experience, will be from June 29th to July 2nd. Both camps will be for children 8-15 who can swim and are interested in learning how to sail properly, and safely. Both camps will run from 8AM – 12PM at Sailboat Beach. All campers are required to wear swimsuits, closed-toe water shoes, a Coast Guard-approved life jacket, and must bring a working whistle. The cost for a week-long session of camp is $190, and application forms are available at the Holcomb Building Member Services Area. This is a fantastic way for kids to learn how to properly sail, and become future participants in lake recreation! For more information, contact Dan McFarland at danmcfarland1@comcast.net

LOW Garden’s Club Valentine Warm-up Party on 2/12!

Looking to spend some time warming up to a significant other? Then be sure to stop by the LOW Clubhouse on February 12th for the Valentines Day Winter Warmup Party, hosted by the LOW Garden Club! From 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM you’ll enjoy your choice of wine, beer or sparkling cider, cheese and delectable chocolate covered strawberries! Seasonable snacks will also be served, and a raffle will be held with your chance to win either a secret surprise, brunch at the LOW Clubhouse, or a dozen roses! Tickets for the party are $18 each, and must be purchased in advance. The Garden Club will also be collecting for the food bank, and ask for a single-served item for a kids lunch to be donated. For more information about tickets or general information, be sure to Click Here!

LOW Players are holding Auditions for “Four Weddings and an Elvis” on January, 26th!

Are you looking to become a star? Wanting to take a step into the wonderful world of theatre? Well now’s your chance! The Lake of the Woods Players are holding auditions for the Spring Comedy, “Four Weddings and an Elvis” premiering on March 27th! This is a great opportunity to flex your acting talent, and break out into a new role in life! Auditions will be held at the LOW Community Center on Sunday, Jan 26th at 2 PM, and Monday, Jan 27th at 7 PM. For more information, be sure to Click Here!

 Whether you’re looking for homes for sale in Fredericksburg, Stafford, Orange, Locust Grove, Norther Virginia or even Maryland or DC, we are your Real Estate team committed to finding the perfect home for you! Thinking of selling? In any market condition, “what is my home worth?” is the #1 question asked by homeowners. If you wish to sell your home, it needs to be sold for top dollar, and in a timely manner. Pricing your home accurately, one of our area expert advisors 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.

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Grease is Coming to Riverside Center for Performing Arts Starting January 8th!

Get ready to spend your day with the coolest cats around, as you swing right back into the 50’s with Riverside’s performance of the musical; Grease! Starting on January 8th and continuing until March 15th, you’ll be able to catch this timeless classic which brings you right back to the year 1959 as you spend time with the Senior class of Rydell High! Recall the music Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly and Little Richard, as you appreciate the music that defined a generation. We might be living in the 20’s, but we’ll be living it up like it’s the 50’s! for more information about cast and showtimes, be sure to Click Here!

Whether you’re looking for homes for sale in Fredericksburg, Stafford, Orange, Locust Grove, Norther Virginia or even Maryland or DC, we are your Real Estate team committed to finding the perfect home for you! Thinking of selling? In any market condition, “what is my home worth?” is the #1 question asked by homeowners. If you wish to sell your home, it needs to be sold for top dollar, and in a timely manner. Pricing your home accurately, one of our area expert advisors 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 properties, please visit our website licatagroup.com

Santa is coming to Lake of the Woods! Here’s How You Can Track Him!

As busy as this time of year gets, jolly Ol’ Saint Nick will be making his round atop Engine 29 through Lake of the Woods, starting from the LOW Fire Department on Dec. 13, 14 & 15! Since Santa has swapped his sleigh for a much larger vehicle, he will be sticking to the main roads, and will-not be going to any cul-de-sacs. A brush truck will be leading Santa, in order to allowing residents to make it to their doors safely to see him.

This is a tentative schedule, and is subject to change based on weather or unexpected calls for service. Santa plans to make at least one trip around Lakeview Pkwy each night, and will then make his way to the Sheetz, Food Lion and Walmart Parking lots. For further Information about the routes Santa will take each night, or to track Santa in general, be sure to Click Here! Remember to be safe, and have a Merry Christmas!

Whether you’re looking for homes for sale in Fredericksburg, Stafford, Orange, Locust Grove, Norther Virginia or even Maryland or DC, we are your Real Estate team committed to finding the perfect home for you! Thinking of selling? In any market condition, “what is my home worth?” is the #1 question asked by homeowners. If you wish to sell your home, it needs to be sold for top dollar, and in a timely manner. Pricing your home accurately, one of our area expert advisors 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 properties, please visit our website licatagroup.com

Annual LOWA Member Holiday Party on Sunday, 12/8!

Join your fellow neighbors in some holiday cheer at the Annual Lake of the Woods Member Holiday Party, hosted at the LOW Clubhouse! Happening on Sunday, December 8th from 1PM – 4PM, you’ll enjoy a fabulous hors d’oeuvres buffet as you chat with friends, and other members of the LOW community! Those planning on attending are asked to bring a NEW unwrapped toy to benefit the Orange County Children’s Toybox. All toys will remain local, and will go to benefit Orange County kids! this is a wonderful chance to make your’s and others holiday even better! for more information about the event, be sure to Click Here!

Whether you’re looking for homes for sale in Lake of the Woods VA or Waterfront property in Virginia we are your Real Estate Advisors for Stafford, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Locust Grove, Central Virginia, and Greater Virginia. 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.

9th Annual LOW Christkindlmarkt happening on Saturday, 12/7!

Be at the Lake of the Woods Community Center on December, 7th from 9 AM – 3PM for the 9th Annual Christkindlmarkt! Now is your chance to see some of the best bakers, crafters and artisans in the community, who will be selling & displaying their work for you to enjoy! See the best that the Lake of the Woods community has to offer! For more information, be sure to Click Here!

Whether you’re looking for homes for sale in Lake of the Woods VA or Waterfront property in Virginia we are your Real Estate Advisors for Stafford, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Locust Grove, Central Virginia, and Greater Virginia. 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.