Food Drive for United Community

Dear Neighbors,

The Community Outreach committee of BHWC is collecting non-perishable food for United Community, a local non-profit organization that supports the less fortunate in Fairfax County.

SUGGESTED ITEMS FOR THEIR FOOD PANTRY INCLUDE:

  • Canned fruits
  • Canned vegetables
  • Flour
  • Sugar
  • Pasta
  • Canned Tomato sauce
  • Canned meat and fish
  • Soup
  • Rice
  • Beans
  • Peanut Butter 
  • Hot cereal
  • Cold cereal

COLLECTION OPTIONS:

Monday, March 1 through Sunday, March 7 at
Margie Griffith’s home
(side porch next to driveway)
6039 Edgewood Terrace
OR
Peggy Baucom’s home (front porch)
6223 Tally Ho Lane

Saturday, March 6 at the 
St. Patrick’s Day Celebration

Ft.  Willard Circle
4:30 PM

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration

We proudly welcome a performance by Boyle School Irish Dancers at 4:30 pm as well as a visit by our neighborhood Leprechaun.

Children are invited to decorate their bikes for a ride around the circleand embark on a Shamrock Scavenger Hunt and to find lucky four-leaf clovers hanging around the circle and through the trails.

All children are welcome to participate in a leprechaun trap challenge. Engineer and create at home, and send for a virtual exhibit on the BHWC website and Facebook page!

Photos of Leprechaun traps can be sent to Mary Vinci at madvinci@gmail.com by March 6.

Snacks and beverages will be provided (individually-wrapped).

BHWC Outreach will be collecting non-perishable items for United Communities, so please support by bringing canned and boxed goods to the event.

Please respect COVID restrictions and social distancing.

Virtual Happenings from the Cultural Events Committee

Happier New Year from the BHWC Cultural Events Committee!  

While most historic homes and museums are still closed for in-person tours, many are offering various forms of virtual tours, lectures, and workshops that our BHWC members and families might find enjoyable. This is another great way to keep our curious minds engaged and educated! Here is a sampling:

Hillwood Mansion
Docent-led, virtual 1-hour mansion tours, livestream lectures and workshops.
Free for members, $7 fee for non-members.

Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello
Live, virtual 1 hour tours.  
$10 fee

National Museum of Natural History
Virtual tours, some narrated as well as zoom webinars.  

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Virtual 45 minute-long “Art Chats” with museum educators and live-streaming female musical performances.

National Portrait Gallery
Online Zoom tours, plus various online artistic programs such as writing, drawing, YouTube virtual story time for children, and podcasts.

National Gallery of Art
Virtual “Gallery Talks,” “Artful Conversations,” and lectures.

In addition to the above more local cultural attractions, here’s a list of some historic homes and museums around the world that offer great escapes via virtual tours, as well:  

Historic Homes
Buckingham PalaceBlenheim PalaceMark Twain HouseIsabella Stewart Gardner MuseumThe Biltmore EstateFrida Kahlo MuseumThe Frick CollectionVizcaya Museum & GardensAnne Frank HouseVersailles

Museums
The LouvreThe Musee d’OrsayThe British MuseumThe Royal Academy of Arts LondonThe Van Gogh MuseumThe Vatican MuseumPicasso MuseumMetropolitan Museum of ArtJ. Paul Getty Museumvarious Guggenheim Museums

2021 Winter Newsletter

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