Storytelling in the Park on Sunday!
One of our 70th anniversary events this year has been a monthly storytelling hour for children, held in Luria Park. Children’s book authors have come and read books, talked about writing them and had a hands-on craft project also.
Our last author of the season will be Courtney Pippin-Mathur. She grew up in Texas and drew and doodled throughout her school years. In college, after an Art History class, she decided on art as a career and after moving to the east coast has pursued the writing and illustrating of children’s books. Among her books are “Maya was Grumpy’ and ‘Dragons Rule, Princesses Drool’.
Come so the children can listen to a story or two, and maybe do some doodles too.
70th Anniversary Party Photos
Thanks to everyone for coming out to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of HRA!
View all the great photos on our Calendar of Events page!
The Civic Association hosted a party at the HRA Pool on Sept 17th, open to all residents. Over 200 neighbors and friends came out, including original settlers and newcomers of less than 12 hours. Honestly, it was pretty magical. The highlight was the HRA Mixtape featuring live performances from our resident musicians. Please give them some love by attending an upcoming show, following them on social media, streaming their tracks on loop on Spotify, etc:
70 Trees for 70 Years
HRA’s Plant Native Trees Initiative is here!
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Bring your children and come and join us!! Saturday, August 27th @ 10am
This month's Author for Storytelling In The Park is Erica S. Perl.
Erica S. Perl writes picture books, novels, chapter books, plays, articles, and more. Her books have received accolades and awards, including the National Jewish Book Award, and three Sydney Taylor Medals (one silver, two bronze). They've also landed on State Book Award lists, “Best Books” lists, and library lists.
Erica teaches and presents at schools, libraries, conferences, and festivals. Her author visits are educational, engaging, and empowering. This may be because she has a theater background, a law degree, and an ice cream truck driver's license! She lives in Washington, D.C. with her family.
Her newest books for young readers is, WHEN CARROT MET COOKIE and WHEN WHALES FLY which she will probably read (along with some others depending on time!) at the Park on Saturday. Come join us for a wonderful story hour.
Her website: http://www.ericaperl.com
Sponsored by the Holmes Run Acres Civic Association 70th Anniversary Committee.
The Holmes Run Acres Civic Association is hosting a neighborhood block party at the Holmes Run Pool!
The event is open to all HRA residents, neither a civic association membership nor pool membership is required.
Saturday, Sept 17th, 4pm - 8pm
More details and free RSVP here!
HOD - second Community Meeting
In response to community feedback, Fairfax County staff will be hosting a second community meeting for the Holmes Run Acres potential Historic Overlay District in a virtual format over Microsoft Teams on August 4th from 7:00 – 9:00pm. Staff will present the same information at the virtual meeting as was presented at the in-person meeting this past Tuesday and will answer questions from the community.
Microsoft Teams meeting
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Storytelling in the PArk
Join us for the next installment of Storytelling in the Park on Saturday, July 23rd @ 10am in Luria Park.
Liz Nugent is an illustrator, comic artist and teacher. She graduated from the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design in 2011 with a BFA in Illustration. Liz has illustrated books, apps, video games and many comic-filled zines. Her work is full of humor, whimsy, cute characters and plants. You can visit her at https://www.liznugentdraws.com/
There will be a drawing session for the kids, along with the storytelling.
An important Histoic Overlay District update has been posted, please see our dedicated HOD page for details:
HRACA Annual Meeting 6/22
The Annual meeting of the Holmes Run Acres Civic Association will be held on June 22nd, 7:30 pm at Woodburn School.
The program for the meeting is as follows:
The HRACA presents the ' Year In Review' , with short reports by the President and Committee Chairpersons
Annual awards for Community Service and Distinguished Citizen are presented.
Our main guest speaker will be Penny Gross, Mason District Supervisor. HRA has recently been moved from Providence District into Mason District. This is a major change, and we welcome our first opportunity to meet our new District Supervisor who will introduce us to Mason District's agenda. There will be a short Q and A following.
A presentation on "Habitat Gardening" will be given by Joan Gottlieb and Whitney Redding. The ecological connection on how HRA yards tie into the Greater Holmes Run Stream Valley, and what plantings are best, accordingly, will be interesting to hear about. There also will be a short Q & A following.
Light Refreshments will be served at the end of the program. Non-members are welcome to come. Hope to see you there!!
HRACA, as part of this year's Holmes Run Acres 70th Anniversary celebrations, presents a monthly storytelling event for children in Luria Park. Our first one in April was a big success, and we look forward to our May session on this coming Saturday morning.
Our May author is Megan Wagner Lloyd. She is the author of the kids’ graphic novel Allergic, co-created with illustrator Michelle Mee Nutter. She’s also the author of the picture books Finding Wild and Fort-Building Time, illustrated by Abigail Halpin, Building Books, illustrated by Brianne Farley, and Paper Mice, illustrated by Phoebe Wahl. She lives with her family in the Washington DC area.
Megan will be reading her picture book Finding Wild, and if there are any older kids who would like to gather afterwards, she has offered to read excerpts from her middle grade graphic novel, Allergic, as well.
There will also, once again, be a craft activity.
Come join us with your children for an enjoyable story hour!
The Holmes Run Acres Civics Association