Girls Night Out – Shopping Event!

When? Sunday, November 6th; 5-7pm

Where? Ford’s Colony Swim and Tennis Club

Come with your friends and neighbors for a fun night of shopping!  Choose items from a wonderful array of vendors, while enjoying wine, appetizers, and other beverages!

All sales benefit the Ford’s Colony Killer Whales Swim Team!

To RSVP – please call 757-775-3372

2nd Annual Trunk or Treat at Swim & Tennis Club – October 31st!

Put on your spookiest¬†or most silly costume, and head to the Swim and Tennis Club on Halloween evening between 5-6pm for the 2nd Annual “Trunk or Treat.”

This event is open to children through the age of 12, as well as parents and grandparents!

Interested in helping or donating candy?  You can drop candy off at the Swim and Tennis Club. 

To volunteer, contact Chris Caro at: carochris@yahoo.com

If you want to have a FRIGHTENINGLY good time…this is the place for you!

Voter Registration Deadline: August 1st!

All Ford’s Colony residents who are properly registered, will be eligible to vote in this Primary election – since Virginia is an open primary state.¬†

You must register, or complete any necessary changes by August 1st in order to vote in the primary.¬† To confirm your registration status, go to:¬† www.jccegov.com/voter, and clicking the “Where do I vote” link.¬† The James City Registrar asks anyone without internet access or who cannot verify their information online, to call 757-258-6868.¬†

 

First Home Swim Meet – Monday, June 27th

The Ford’s Colony Killer Whales Swim Team will hold its 1st home meet on Monday, June 27th from 4:00pm-10:00pm at the Westbury Park pool.

In partnership with the Virginia Peninsula Swim Union toward the goal of providing meals to families in the Williamsburg area, we will be collecting non-perishable goods and other items to benefit FISH from 4:00pm-6:00pm at the Westbury Park pool.

Suggested Donations Include:
Canned meats, fish and protein


Fruits and Vegetables

  • 100% fruit juice
  • Canned fruits
  • Canned vegetables

Complete meals

  • Pasta and sauce
  • Boxed meals
  • Canned soup

Grains

  • Cereal
  • Rice

Hygiene Products

  • Shampoo
  • Deodorant
  • Soap
  • Diapers
  • Toilet paper
  • Toothpaste

Cleaning supplies

  • Laundry detergent
  • Paper towels
  • Kitchen and bathroom cleaner

 

No glass containers, perishable items or home-canned food, please.

Thank you for helping us to make a difference and build a better community!

4th of July Celebration – RSVP!

The deadline to turn in your R.S.V.P. for the 4th of July Celebration has been extended to Friday, June 24th.  Please submit along with $1/per person (cash only, please) for pizza to the John Pott Guardhouse.  

The celebration begins on Monday, July 4th, 2011 at 9:30am.  If you have any questions, please email Suzie Yeats (suzanneyeats@cox.net).

The Aging In Place Interest Group Presentation Tonight!

The Aging in Place Interest Group, with the Center for Excellence in Aging and Geriatric Health, is co-sponsoring a Colonial Heritage Community Foundation Series on May 12, 2011 at the Colonial Heritage Club, 6500 Arthur Hills Drive, Williamsburg from 2 to 4 P.M. This series, entitled ‚ÄúBrain Function and Dysfunction Across the Lifespan: Living an Optimal Life ‚Äď Regardless‚ÄĚ presents new information about the brain, featuring Scott Sautter, Ph.D., FACPN, who is a leading neuropsychologist from this area. The program is free and open to the public. See www.chcfonline.org for more information.

Hidden Treasures Garden Tour is this Saturday!

Ford’s Colony Garden Club is hosting its Hidden Treasures Garden Tour this Saturday, May 14. Proceeds from the tour (after expenses) fund scholarships to Nature Camp for local youth.

The advanced-ticket price to visit all eight gardens is $8‚ÄĒthat‚Äôs a mere $1 a garden. You will be treating yourself to a fun-filled spring day! It is a great way to pick up some gardening pointers and get ideas.

For advanced-price tickets, write a check to Ford’s Colony Garden Club for $8 per ticket. Note on the check that it is for Garden Tour Tickets and drop it off at John Pott guardhouse. On Saturday, pick up your pre-paid ticket, a tour map and descriptions of each featured garden between 9am-2pm at Swim & Tennis Club.

Advanced-sale tickets may also be purchased at Wednesday’s Garden Club meeting between 9 and 11am.

Day of tour ticket purchases at Swim & Tennis Club are $10 per ticket.

Please note: Saturday’s ticket purchase and pick-up times have been extended to 9am-2 pm.

The Garden Club also has raffle tickets ($3 each or 2/$5) for five themed garden baskets filled to overflowing with a delightful array of garden-related accessories and surprises.

1. Williamsburg Blue & White

2. Mother & Daughter in the Garden

3. Romantic Wine in the Garden

4. Red Cardinal Basket

5. Gardening for the Birds

Raffle basket tickets are on sale Saturday at Swim & Tennis Club or at 117 Killington, the third home on the tour where the baskets will be on display. You can specify your basket preference. The drawing will be held Saturday, and you do not need to be present to win.

We hope you can join us for this fun event and support the Nature Camp scholarships.

Questions should be directed to Charlene Zolad at 259-2125 or zoladch@cox.net.

Spots Still Available for Beginner’s Golf Program!

It is not too late to reserve your spot for Beginner’s Golf Lessons!!

All classes run for 8 weeks long, start at 4pm, and the cost is $150.

Women’s classes still have spots available on Monday and Wednesday.¬† In addition, two spots remain in the men’s Tuesday class.¬†

Interested in signing up? Call or email Gary Honeycutt beFORE it is too late!!!  258-4345, garyh@fordscolony.com

Got Tickets?

Get your tickets for the Ford’s Colony Eight Home Garden Tour!¬† Advance purchase tickets will go on sale on Wednesday, April 13th at the Garden Club Meeting.¬† Can’t make it to the meeting?¬† Simply leave a check at the John Pott Gate made out to “Garden Club Tour” and pick them up the morning of the tour at the Swim & Tennis Club!¬† Tickets purchased in advance will go for $8 each.¬†¬†

Tickets will still be available for purchase on the day of the tour (May 14th) at the Swim and Tennis Club between the hours of 9am-noon, but you will pay a slightly higher price of $10.

Life and Music of Rodgers and Hammerstein, April 12th!

Do you love a good Broadway Musical?  Are you interested in learning more about one of the best songwriting duos in American music? 

Venture up to the Swim and Tennis Club on Tuesday, April 12th at 7:30 pm to be entertained by the Theatre Club, and to enjoy a night of some of your old favorites from The Sound of Music, The Carousel, South Pacific, and Oklahoma! 

Admission is free, and refreshments will be served!

Calling All Donors…Blood Drive on April 8th!

Thinking about donating blood?         

Did you know that every minute of every day, someone needs blood?  That blood can only come from a volunteer donor, a person like you who makes the choice to donate. There is no substitute for your donation. 

When you make a blood donation, you join a very select group. Currently only 3 out of every 100 people in America donate blood.

It could not be easier…donating blood takes so little time, and can literally change someone else’s life.¬†

Ford’s Colony has made it so easy to do – on Friday, April 8th, you can donate blood between the hours of 11am-4pm at the Swim and Tennis Club.

Call Christopher Schwenker, Jr. at 757-258-4270 to make an appointment to donate blood.  Or, you can email him at cschwenker@fordscolony.com.

Save the Date! Colony Kids Spring Fling & Egg Hunt!

It is that time of year! Spring is in the air, the flowers are in bloom, and Peter Cottontail will be hopping down the bunny trail before you know it!

This year, there is a new Spring event planned for children and grandchildren (preschool age – age 12) of residents¬†in Ford’s Colony!¬†¬†¬†

The 1st Annual Colony Kids Spring Fling and Easter Egg Hunt! 

  • When? Saturday, April 23rd, from 1-4pm.¬†
  • Where? Westbury Park (near the pool)

This event is full of fun activities, including: clay pot decorating, spring herb garden plantings, cookie decorating, egg hunt, refreshments, raffle, and more!  

This is an RSVP event, and early responses are welcome.  To send you response, simply send an email to: Lisas222@cox.net with the number of children who will be attending the event, and their ages.

Get Ready for the FCHOA Annual Golf Tournament!

Fore!  If your golf clubs have been in hibernation this winter, then now is the time to get them out, dust them off, and get ready for this years neighborhood golf tournament! 

  • When? Sunday, April 17th with a 9am shotgun start!
  • Where? The Blackheath Golf Course, Ford’s Colony
  • Cost? $55 for home owners, $35 for FCCC members

Price includes green fee, cart, range, cookout, and prizes to follow play.

The tournament is open to all Ford’s Colony residents.¬† The field is limited to the first 120 entries. Make up your own neighborhood foursome or the Club will pair. Contact Club Sales Manager Gary Huneycutt at 258-4345 or garyh@fordscolony.com to reserve your spot in the field.