Thursday, June 25, 2015

Summer Style Guide with Misguided Angels

With this past weekend marking the official start of the summer season, we caught up with Kim at Misguided Angels in Brambleton Town Center to see what’s in style and what can beat the heat this summer.

Summer’s finally here. What clothes are trending this season?
Dresses, dresses, dresses.  Long or short, dresses are our #1 seller for summer because they are easy (you don't have to put together coordinating pieces), they make you feel pretty, and they are a great way to beat the heat!  Other hot sellers are distressed boyfriend jeans, strapless tube tops, and flowy palazzo pants.  It's all about looking cute while being comfy at the same time.

How about accessories? What’s hot?
The number one trend in accessories that we will continue to see through fall is fringe.  Fringe is everywhere - on clothing, purses, and shoes.  It's a fun way to accessorize and bring out your bohemian side!  Statement necklaces and platform wedges also continue to be hot sellers this season.  

Do you have any summer outfit suggestions for a mom on the go?
For the Mom on the go, a cute sundress is a quick and simple solution that will take you anywhere, whether it's work or play.  Stay away from the strapless options if you have small children to avoid wardrobe malfunctions!

The babysitter is scheduled. What summer styles are good to go out in?
Jumpsuits are a fun option for a night out. A jumpsuit can be sexy and sophisticated, yet comfy and practical at the same time.  Another great option is to pair a tank top with some fun feature (open back or embellished/beaded front) with a pair of distressed boyfriend jeans and a great pair of heels.  


Do you have any fashion secrets for beating the summer heat (and D.C.’s humidity)?
The best way to look cool and feel cool this summer is a short sundress or a short romper.  They both look great while covering as little as possible and allowing your body to breathe.

 Any other fashion tips for the summer?
Keep it simple! When it's hot, keep your jewelry and accessories to a minimum — a great pair of statement earrings goes a long way!  And get yourself a great pair of neutral colored wedges; wedges are comfortable, go with everything from shorts to dresses, and make your legs look longer and leaner!


Whether you’re looking for some light new outfits to don this summer or just a few accessories to throw into the mix, head to Misguided Angels at Brambleton Town Center and Kim and her team will help you pick out something that fits your lifestyle!

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

What's Trending in Brambleton - June Edition











Thousands come to D.C. area for World Police and Fire Games
By Kristi King | @KingWTOP

First responders from all over the planet have begun descending into the Metropolitan Washington area for the World Police and Fire Games that begin thisweek.  “These are essentially the Olympics for cops and firefighters around the world,” says World Police and Fire Games Sports Director, Tony Shobe, who is a 2nd Lieutenant with the Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office.

Ten days of competition from June 26 to July 5 will include athletes from 70 countries participating in 61 different sports. Most are standard Olympic events, while some are what Shobe characterizes as “off the wall sports” such as darts, bowling, orienteering and dodgeball.

Most of the 53 venues will be in Fairfax County, which is hosting the event. But they also extend from Loudoun County to National Harbor in Maryland. The Opening Ceremony Friday, June 26 is at RFK Stadium in D.C., including a parade of athletes and lighting of the torch.  All the events are free. Some, such as the Opening Ceremony will be ticketed because of space limitations.

Opening Ceremony @ Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium, Washington, D.C.
Date: June 26 @ 6PM (Gates open at 4PM)
Tickets: NOW AVAILABLE

Ceremonial events to include: Welcome celebration; parade of athletes; lighting of the torch; Athletes' Oath; and an after ceremony musical concert celebration. Come join us as we celebrate the Opening of the Fairfax 2015 Games and welcome athletes, family and friends from around the world.

The Brambleton Town Center is proud to welcome the world's athletes and wish them all  GOOD LUCK!  Don't forget to check all the deals available to you, your families and the volunteers here.  There will also be a Brambleton Bus available this weekend only from the Ashburn Ice House to the Town Center !

Help Support Insight Eye Optique’s Dr. Sutaria in Her Ride to Conquer Cancer®! 

Dr. Meera Sutaria and her husband, Harsh Sutaria, will be participating in the 2015 Baltimore/DC Ride to Conquer Cancer®, a two-day, 150 mile cycling journey through the Capitol Region to raise funds that will support breakthrough research, exemplary teaching, and compassionate care at Johns Hopkins' Kimmel Cancer Center, Sibley Memorial and Suburban Hospitals. However, they can’t complete this huge feat without your support! Visit dc15.ridetovictory.org or contact Insight Eye Optique to learn more about the ride and how you can help support their journey! 

Kicking off Summer Fun in Brambleton this Thursday!

Sizzlin’ Summer Concert – June 25th* RESCHEDULED TO AUGUST 27th: The first concert of the season is just around the corner, featuring 80’s night with Toxic Mouse! Join us at the Town Center, dressed in your best “hair band gear.”  

Gates open at 6:00 PM (ID’s will be checked), and the show starts at 7:00 PM. Giveaways to the first 200 kids. Ooh Dat Chicken food truck will be on site. BYOB, chairs, and blankets. No pets allowed.  

Red, White & BRAM- June 27th, from 6PM to 10PM: *RESCHEDULED SUNDAY, JUNE 28th! Save the date for one of Brambleton’s favorite festivals. Enjoy live music (All Natural), dunk tanks, backyard games, dodgeball, knockerball, food trucks, beer/wine, and one of the best fireworks' displays in the area! 

Tickets are available at the gate for $5 per person (2 and under are free).  Blankets, chairs, and coolers are welcome, but no outside alcohol or pets are allowed. Tents are permitted but only along the fence line.  Check out a video of last year's fun here and the Summer Events' Schedule here.

First Brambleton Brew Fest Draws Large Crowd

During the first Brambleton Brew Fest, festivalgoers already were hoping for a similar event next year.  “I hope there’s more events like this because wine and breweries are exploding in this area,” 25-year-old Sarah Francis said. “I was excited for this and can’t wait for next year’s.”

Plenty of breweries, there were 24 in total, ran out of beer during the event that saw 2,500 pack the Brambleton Town Center. 
Photos: https://www.facebook.com/brambletonview
The event exceeded expectations in terms of attendance, Brambleton Community Association Director Beth Huck said.

Seven food trucks also filled the stomachs of patrons, while Lost Rhino celebrated a soft opening of its second location just across the street.

Justin Eggleton hopes next year’s version goes even longer than Saturday afternoon’s five hour event.  “It’s a great event,” Eggleton said. “I think next year they should make it longer. People like to drink.”






Rhino Chasers Run Club
Join the Rhino Chasers every Tuesday at 6pm (weather permitting) June-October at the Lost Rhino Retreat for an organized 1, 3 or 5 mile run through Brambleton. We'll meet back at the Retreat to enjoy drinks, food (fees separate from FREE run) and camaraderie with fellow run and beer enthusiasts. All paces and ages welcome for run! For questions please contact: Kelly Superak at kellysuperak@gmail.com.  

You can now follow Lost Rhino Retreat's live news on their new Facebook page here and check out their menu on their website here.


Make-Over Contest Winner – Eclips Salon by Stephanie Dillenseger

As part of their generous sponsorship to the Bram Brew Fest, Eclips Day Spa and Salon chose one lucky winner to receive a full make-over at their salon.  The first of their Brambleton Summer Makeover Series was lucky winner, Helen!

Helen entered because she wanted something new and easy to manage, as well as something that would impress her husband. She had the same style for the last twenty years, and being a busy working mom - not much time for herself. Helen was absolutely open for anything and super excited. She wanted something easy to take care of. Robin cut over 6 inches off her hair and drastically changed her color to a rich chocolate brown. Yer applied her makeup and finished her new look. After the team was done she was very pleased with the result! Helen was great to work with and she looked beautiful.

Meet Brambleton Town Center Tenant, Dr. Rahim

The word blue is not one most people associate with dentistry. When you think blue, you may think of the ocean, which is exactly what Dr. Rahim had in mind when he opened up Bloo Dental five years ago in Brambleton Town Center. “It was always my dream to open a modern dental practice like Bloo DentalBlue is my favorite color and the ocean is my favorite place. It brings me peace and tranquility, and that’s what I hope to bring to my patients, neighbors and friends at Brambleton.” Says Dr. Rahim. 


At Bloo Dental, their team will make sure you understand every part of your visit and how your dental health is related to  your overall well-being. Bloo Dental has won many awards, and they were chosen to be on the cover of the book “Doctor’s Practices” that features 60 dental and medical offices around the world. Dr. Rahim has also been featured on CNN, Fox and News Channel 8.

All new Brambleton website debuting soon! www.brambleton.com 

We LOVE To Run In Virginia! By Deb Runs

"Virginia is for Lovers; and runners.  The iconic Virginia L O V E letters are currently on display in a nearby neighborhood until June 1.  These letters travel around our beautiful commonwealth, and we are lucky enough to have them visiting our area for ten days!
As soon as I learned that LOVEworks would be on display nearby, I set up a LOVE run for our MRTT chapter.  We met at 5:30 this morning for a run around a new-to-us neighborhood.  We didn’t have a route pre-planned so we made a big loop around the main town-center."

Thank  you Deb for creating this wonderful blog about Virginia's LOVEworks - we LOVED the LOVE jump and selfies.  To view the rest of this blog, please click here and to view Brambleton's LOVE album, just click here!

Save the date for the Brambleton Grand Prix - Sunday, July 12th!

Looking for some local excitement, then come out to Brambleton and watch this exciting bike race! The 6-corner, 1-km course was a great success as an inaugural event last year. The course is smooth, short and smoking fast.

Evolution Cycling p/b Long & Foster is proud to announce that the RGS Title / Prosperity Home Mortgage Brambleton Town Center Grand Prix will be held on Sunday, July 12, 2015. 

There will also be kids' bike races at 11:30AM - 2 classes:  4 to 6 year olds and 7 to 9 year olds. Helmets are required. Parents can register their children for the kids' races at the event on the day at the Long & Foster tents in front of the theater.  More info can be found here



  • Eclips Salon and Day Spa of Ashburn is this month's Spotlight Retailer. Stop by the Welcome Center during the month of June to enter for a chance to win a hair color & cut service as well as a "TRY ME" product basket!
  • Need to Cool Off? - Be sure to stop by Froots two hours before or during any of Brambleton’s Sizzlin’ Summer Concerts to receive 20% off any smoothie, shake, wrap, griller, or salad! 
  • Hot off the Press!  The Brambleton Town Center is debuting a brand new newsletter to help keep you up to date with all the downtown happenings! Feel free to stop by the Brambleton Welcome Center to pick up your copy today or you can view online here.
  • Summer Sale at Bicycle Outfitters - All road bikes are 20% off for the rest of June!  Offer is good at Brambleton location only and applies only to in-stock bikes.  Cannot be combined with any other coupons or offers.  Click here or call 703-327-3222   for more information. 
  • Barre X hosted by Tan Organiq! - Join your favorite Barre Yo instructors at Tan Organiq on Sunday, 6/28 at 6:30 - 7:30 PM. It's barre class mixed with run intervals around the Town Center, and a raffle at the end. Please bring light weights, a mat, and sneakers for our workout party. $15/person to drop in. Childcare is provided for $2/child. For more info, like Barre Yo on Facebook! 
  • Barre Yo Presents T-barre for Teens - Join us at the Brambleton Amphitheater, located at Emberbrook Circle, for a special barre class aimed at girls between ages 12-17. Ivivva, Lulu Lemon’s junior brand, will be on hand doing a mini trunk show. We are looking for cheerleaders, drill teams, dance teams, ice skaters, and any girls interested in getting a fun workout while outside! Meet Thursday, July 16th from 7:00 - 8:00 PM. Please bring light weights and a mat. Fee is $10 at the door. For more information, like Barre Yo on Facebook or contact Jennifer Wysocki
  • Summer is Right Around the Corner and it's the Perfect Time to Get the Whole Family in for a Dental Check-up! - Little Smiles Pediatric Dentistry has extended summer hours.  Now is the time to get your smile summer ready. Little Smiles is a proud sponsor for Red, White and Bram. Be sure to stop by and see us. We'll have lots of fun activities planned for both kids and adults.  Call (703) 542-7000 for more information.
  • Bloo Dental Offers Oral Surgery - We are excited  to announce the addition of Dr. Sanjeev Bhatia to our practice.  Dr. Bhatia is a board certified Oral Surgeon with years of training at leading centers in the world.  He completed his residency training and fellowship in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery from the Brooklyn Hospital Center and associated Cornell School of Medical Sciences.  He is offering oral surgery services for all ages in our office, including wisdom teeth extractions and dental implant placement.  If you would like to make an appointment with him, please call our office at 703-327-5533.
  • Come Try Bella Ballerina's Popular Barre Classes!  A new session of Barre starts soon. Register online or click for a special Groupon deal.
  • Decisions, decisions! Which movie will you see today at the kick-off of the Summer Movie Express at Regal Fox Stadium 16 & IMAX - "Annie" or "The Nut Job?"  No worries, just come back tomorrow at 10 AM to catch the other one!  Movie line up can be found here.
Builder Buzz
  • Brambleton's Home of the Week is Miller & Smith's Quick Delivery Home the "Orion" Homesite #4024 for $603,350*- July Delivery! Elevation 2 Orion, 2-car garage, 3 finished levels, 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, sought-after walkout lot with fenced backyard, rear screened-in porch, contemporary gray shaker kitchen cabinets with Corian counters, cararra ceramic tile backsplash, stainless steel chimney hood, floor-to-ceiling stacked stone fireplace in Great Room, 5" plank hardwood floors on main level, walk to the pool! Contact Debbie Paschal at 703.327.0736. Also, check out about their Blue Sky Bonus here!
  • Help Wanted   - Winchester Homes at Glenmere is searching for a Model Home Administrative Assistant. This is a full time job with benefits, and your work week would run Thursday - Monday, 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Great organizational and computer skills required. Contact and send resume to Juan Rodriguez
            Single Family Homes:

            • Only one Van Metre Northstar Collection home remains – The Portsmouth model home, priced at $899,000*
            • Average Base Price of a Brambleton Single-Family Home = $657,381*
              • Represents a slight increase (0.3%) over last month (May 2015)
                • This is because the lower priced homes in the Northstar Collection are no longer available.
              • Represents a 2% decrease from a year ago (June 2014)
            • June 2015 Average SOLD Price for Brambleton Single-Family Homes = $730,634*

            Town Homes:
              • Towns and Villas are both priced from the low $400s
              • Miller & Smith South Lawn increased the base price of their Tremont by $5k (approx. 1%)
              • Van Metre Devonshire Collection (Sect 24 villas) has decreased nearly 3% – now starting at $422,290*
              • Van Metre increased the base prices of their Townsend Collection (Sect 33) by $5k (approx. 1%)
              • Van Metre Brixton Collection’s Plan L (Sect 33) is no longer available 
              • Average Base Price of a Brambleton Townhome = $472,624*
                • Represents a less than 0.1% decrease over last month’s numbers (May 2015)
                • Represents a 2.5% decrease from a year ago (June 2014)
              • June 2015 Average SOLD Price for Brambleton Townhomes = $515,843*
              Brambleton Sales
              Project to Date Sales = 4,731 (opened Sept. ‘01)

              • SF Homes = 1,986
              • Town Homes = 1,946
              • Condos = 799

              2015 Year to Date Sales = 200
              • SF Homes = 61
              • Town Homes = 139


              *Prices, terms, conditions subject to change
              New Home Information Packet: www.issuu.com/brambleton
              Model Home Map: www.issuu.com/brambleton

              Brambleton's Builder Model Home Video Tours Now Available!  You can check out our Model Home Playlist on Youtube here.
                  Need a new home now?  
                  View a list of Brambleton's Quick Delivery homes here.

                  How Does Investing in Brambleton Compare to Loudoun County?
                  Brambleton Investment Comparison: www.issuu.com/brambleton

                                                                    Brambleton All of Loudoun

                  Average Sold Price                 $583,358         $596,284
                  Average Days on Market       38                      45
                  List Price/Sale Price               97.8%               98%

                  RE/MAX Gateway Brambleton

                  42365 Soave Drive, Suite 200 - Brambleton, VA 20148
                  www.gateway2realestate.com

                  Brambleton Community Association News
                  June 2015 Newsletter - This is the latest monthly community news from the Brambleton Community Association. Click here to view the June Newsletter and click here to view the New Resident Handbook (iPad friendly). You can also follow their latest news LIVE on Facebook.  If you would like to advertise in their monthly newsletter, please email communications@brambleton.org.  View the Media Guide here.  

                  Sponsorship Opportunities - The Brambleton Community Association is always looking for area businesses who would like some exposure and advertising.  A great way to do this is through Brambleton event sponsorship.  There are a lot of options available, including customizing packages to make them work best for your business. Download the sponsorship form here.


                  Development Update
                  Construction begins for new underpasses & new schools at Creighton & Northstar


                  UPCOMING EVENTS:

                  June 23rd - Regal Cinemas Summer Movie Express begins, 10AM
                  June 25th - Sizzlin' Summer Concert, 7-9:30PM
                  June 26th - July 5th - Fairfax World Police & Fire Games
                  June 28th - Red, White & BRAM, 2-6PM
                  July 9th - Sizzlin' Summer Concert, 7-9:30PM
                  July 12th - Brambleton Grand Prix Bike Race, 8AM-4PM/Kids Bike Race 11:30AM
                  July 17th - Float 'n Flicks, Dusk-11PM*
                  July 23rd - Sizzlin' Summer Concert, 7-9:30PM

                  *Residents Only

                  Briar Woods graduate to play in FIFA Women's World Cup

                  Briar Woods graduate Lina Granados is World-Cup bound after being added to Colombia’s roster last week.


                  The 21-year-old Granados joined the team after another Colombian player, Melissa Ortiz, was injured. Granados, who was born in Bogota, Columbia, is a former member of Colombia’s U-20 National Team and was in the senior women’s national team pool.

                  Colombia begins play in the 2015 FIFA World Cup Tuesday against Mexico followed by a match Saturday against France and then a final first-round game against England June 17.

                  Granados, who plays college soccer at Vanderbilt, was a four-year starter at Briar Woods.

                  Loudoun Youth Commission Chair Enters School Board Race

                  Former early childhood educator Beth Huck has entered the race for the Loudoun County School Board’s At-Large seat.  She faces former Loudoun school administrator Stephan F. Knobloch in the race. Thomas E. Reed, who’s held the seat for 16 years, is not seeking re-election.

                  Huck said she’s eager to represent her stakeholders—the kids of Loudoun—on the School Board and bring with her what she’s learned as an early childhood educator and a parent of two Loudoun County Public Schools students. She’s also served as the chairwoman of the Loudoun County Youth Advisory Commission for the last three years.

                  Huck, 37, and her husband Aaron live in Brambleton and have two children: Caleb, a rising freshman at Rock Ridge High School, and Ella, a rising seventh-grader at Stone Hill Middle School.

                  Home sales jump 19% to highest May level in over a decade 

                  The Loudoun County housing market continued to soar in May, continuing the strong sales gains seen through the first four months of 2015. Closed sales reached the highest May-level since 2005, increasing 18.7 percent from last year, the biggest year-over-year gain for any month since late 2013. New pending also reached the highest May level in the last decade, jumping 19.2 percent compared to last May. 


                  Active inventory, which ended April 32 percent above 2014 level is now only 12.5 percent higher than at the same point last year. This is due not only to the rapid contracts and sales pace, but the fact that new listing activity in May unexpectedly dropped 6.4 percent compared to last year, the first decrease in sellers entering the market since Q4 2014. 

                  Should this trend of new listings missing the previous year’s levels while sales activity continues to exceed the previous year, then a scarcity in supply could begin driving up pricing pressure in the latter part of the year. As it stands now, the year-to-date median sales price is only slightly higher, gaining just over one percent from the same period last year. Half the homes sold in May were on market less than three weeks, so sellers are continuing to have offers in a remarkably short amount of time. 

                  Metro's 7000 series cars carry their first passengers, 
                  in pictures by Kelli Raboy   


                  The first train of Metro's new 7000 series cars is in service and carrying passengers.

                  WMATA placed its initial order for the new set of railcars back in 2010. So far, WMATA has ordered 528 new railcars and may exercise an option to add 220 more. The first 64 cars will add capacity for the Silver Line, while the next 300 will replace the aging 1000 series, which the NTSB deemed structurally deficient, by 2017. The rest of the cars will replace Metro's 4000 series, which are susceptible to breakdowns, and help add capacity when Phase II of the Silver Line opens in 2018.

                  StoneSprings Hospital Center -  Coming December 2015
                  Silver Line Ashburn Station - Coming 2020 

                  Tuesday, June 16, 2015

                  Humans of Brambleton: Matt Partlow

                  Humans of Brambleton is our blog feature that focuses on one of the many interesting personalities that call Brambleton home. If you’re interested in being a future Human of Brambleton, email us at brambletoninfo@gmail.com!

                  This month’s Human of Brambleton is Matt Partlow. You may have seen Matt at the Sport&Health at Brambleton Town Center or as a neighbor lending a helping hand. Matt originally moved to Brambleton in search of more space for his family (and a basement to muffle his son’s drum set) and came to love the sense of community here. We chatted with Matt about being neighborly, golfing, and his participation in the upcoming World Police and Fire Games.

                  What do you particularly like about living in Brambleton?
                  We love the community, the atmosphere, the Town Center. Most of all we love our neighbors. We have a lot of neighbors with kids around us and we love watching them play. I try to make as many of their baseball games as I can. It’s a really nice community and we like it.

                  What keeps you busy? What do you do day-to-day?
                  I work two part time jobs. One at the Sport & Health at the front desk a couple of days a week. And then I work part time for the county of Loudoun. I retired back in 2011 from Loudoun County and was recently offered a part time position with them to come back and do some work, so I work a couple of days a week there as well. And then the golf course keeps me busy the rest of the time (laughs). It’s the only reason I work those other two jobs.

                  What course do you golf at the most?
                  Brambleton. I like putting some exercise to it. I’m an advocate of nine holes because you can finish in an hour and a half or two hours. It doesn’t take up half the day. So a lot of times I try to get out there a little after three o’clock. The price is reasonable and I’m home in time for dinner.

                  Do you have any advice or tips for anyone looking to live at Brambleton?
                  Be ready for lots of activities and things to do to get involved. [In] other places you might see people in the community and they get home from work and just go home and stay inside, come out the next morning and go straight to work. I think Brambleton tries to change that, whether it’s to be active on a trail, enjoy a concert at the Town Center, head to the local gym, going to a roving dinner, whatever. They try to get people to be neighborly. I think sometimes we lose sight of that. For instance, I have no young kids, but I was storing a bike for someone the other day because their son’s birthday was today. I think we lose that. Sometimes people don’t know what their neighbor’s names are…Brambleton tries to change that, to bring people together.

                  That’s a great insight. Speaking of things to do, is it true you’re competing in this year’s World Police and Fire Games?
                  I am. I have a friend that I used to work with at Loudoun Fire and Rescue who got me involved. I never even thought about the games hosting a golfing competition, but my friend asked me if I wanted to play. I think it sounds awesome.

                  What are you most looking forward to at the WP&F Games?
                  I get the opportunity to play golf a lot, but I don’t always get to play with a firefighter from Spain or a policeman from South Korea. I think that will be the neat part - meeting people from other countries who are coming to the place that I’ve lived all my life and they’ll be really excited to be here.

                  Last question: have you ever hit a hole-in-one?
                  I’ve been about six inches away but I’ve never hit a hole-in-one. I’m not sure if it feels worse to get up there and see it six inches away or six feet away, you know?

                  Well, maybe at the Games!
                  (Laughs) You know, it’s funny, some people can play for years and never get one, others play for two years and get their first hole-in-one. Closest I’ve been was a par 5 that I chipped in for an Eagle. That was a pretty good feeling.

                  --



                  The World Police and Fire Games is a biennial competition for current and retired law enforcement and fire and rescue personnel. Athletes compete in over 65 sporting events, including basketball, CrossFit, decathlon, soccer, mountain biking, tug of war, pistol action, golf and more. Brambleton Town Center is a sponsor of this year’s World Police and Fire Games taking place in Fairfax County, Virginia from June 26-July 5. Spectators are welcome at each sporting event, and you can find more details at http://fairfax2015.com.

                  Wednesday, June 10, 2015

                  Brambleton Now: Things To Do in June

                  Brambleton Now is a recurring blog feature that outlines upcoming things to do at Brambleton Town Center. Stay tuned for community updates, must-see events, and local specials!

                  June is heating up, and so is our calendar of events this month. Everyone seems to be heading outdoors to get some sun, and we have plenty of excuses for you to step outside for an event at Brambleton Town Center:

                  Regal Summer Movie Express – begins June 23
                  On June 23, the Regal Summer Movie Express pulls into Brambleton Town Center once again for a summer full of $1 movies! Head over to Regal Fox Cinemas at 10 a.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for “G” and “PG”-rated movies to get the kids out of the house while school’s out for the summer. During week one, catch “The Nut Job” (PG) and “Annie” (PG), followed by eight more weeks with two different movies each week!. Bring the kids out for $1 movies and some popcorn for a cause: a portion of the proceeds will go to the Will Rogers Institute charity.

                  Sizzlin’ Summer Concert Series – Toxic Mouse – June 25
                  Our first concert of the summer takes place on June 25 with 80’s metal tribute band Toxic Mouse! The band will be playing in the Brambleton Town Center Plaza starting at 7 p.m., and gates open at 6 p.m. so you can get there early and set up the perfect view of the stage. Entry is free, beer and wine are allowed inside the fenced area, and picnics, chairs and blankets are welcome — but we ask that you don’t smoke, and leave your pets and tents at home. There will also be one food truck on site at each concert this summer, and the first 200 kids get gifts! See you there!

                  World Police & Fire Games – starts June 26
                  Fairfax County is hosting the 2015 World Police and Fire games starting June 26 with 12,000 athletes from 70 countries coming to our neck of the woods to compete in 61 sports in 10 days. You’ll be able to see athletes who are police and fire personnel compete in sports like soccer, swimming, golf, basketball, flag football, tennis and more…even dodgeball! Brambleton’s own Matt Partlow (who you may recognize from the front desk at Sport&Health) will be competing in the golf event. Brambleton Town Center is a proud sponsor of this year’s World Police and Fire Games.
                  Learn more at http://fairfax2015.com

                  Red, White and Bram Independence Day Celebration – June 27
                  We’re celebrating Independence Day a little early this year at Brambleton HOA’s Red, White & Bram celebration on the Brambleton Town Center Plaza. The schedule is packed with entertainment like the Brambleton Bake Off, backyard games, live music from ALL NATURAL, dunk tanks, food trucks and beer and wine, not to mention one of the best fireworks displays in Loudoun County. If you’d like to enter the third annual bake off, click here. The party starts at 6 p.m. and the fireworks go off at 9:30 p.m., and entry is just $5 or free for kids two years old and younger.  Buy your tickets at www.brambletonhoa.org.

                  Regal Summer Movie Express – Week 2 – June 30 & July 1
                  Week two of $1 movies has “Earth to Echo” (PG) and “The Boxtrolls” (PG) screening on June 30 and July 1.  Bring the kids to get them out of the house!  Both movies show at 10 AM on both Tuesday and Wednesday.

                  Every Sunday in June – Brambleton Farmers’ Market

                  Don’t forget, every Sunday this summer you can come out to Brambleton Town Center for the weekly Farmers’ Market and pick up everything from fresh produce to crepes, baked goods and wine. Click here to view the full list of vendors you can support each week!