Dominion Hills Weekly Newsletter
July 31, 2023
Upcoming early closures
Saturday, August 26: Pool closes at 5:30 pm for Adult Movie Night
News and Events
What a storm last night! There are folks here at DH and, other neighborhood friends that were impacted. Trees in houses or yards, power out, or just a mess to clean up. We hope wherever you are, you and those around you are ok. Please remember to be safe and stay away from any downed lines!!
August is about here so please give a warm welcome, or welcome back, to DH August-September members! We have some fun events coming up and expect to see at least a few of you at them!
Upcoming events over the next few weeks
Friday, August 11: Wine Down on the Hill
Saturday, August 19: Family Movie Night on the lawn
Saturday, August 26: Adult Movie Night in the Tank
Invasive plant clean-up at DH:
Last month we had our first volunteer day to clean up invasive plant species on the DH properties, which includes the Inscoe house just adjacent to the parking lot. Efforts are being led by the local branches of the Audubon Society, Tree Stewards of Arlington/Alexandria, Arlington Regional Master Naturalists (ARMN), and Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN).
Our next clean-up day will be Monday, July 31 from 10 am – Noon.
Meet at the top of the DH main parking lot at 10 am on Monday, July 31.
We plan to continue clearing the honeysuckle on the north side of the stream where we’ve already made great progress. Volunteers will also be working pulling invasive Japanese stilt grass before it goes to seed near the stream.
We recommend gloves, eye protection, long pants, long sleeves, plenty of water, and a fantastic attitude.
We do have a new game for families with younger kids at the front desk, “Flying Disk Ring Toss”!
The rules are basic, and it’s similar to cornhole.
Plant two stakes in the ground, at whatever distance seems good for your family. Divide into two teams and each team picks a disc color. Stand at one stake and take turns tossing a flying disc at the other stake. the team who lands their discs closest to the stake wins the round!
The game is available for sign-out at the front desk with your name and membership number!
It’s going to be a warm, muggy, first week of August, so come up to cool off!! With the predictably unpredictable summer storms passing through, popping up in the late afternoon or evening, make sure to check the weather before you come over.
Remember: Swim Early, Swim Often!!