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Wine & Canvas Returns to VoD – Aug 21

We are having another Paint Night event at the community center!!

Friday 8/21/15 – Doors open at 6:30pm and painting starts at 7pm. Feel free to bring food and beverages of choice (adult beverages are welcome) or order dinner and have it delivered.

We will be painting the sunset scene shown here.

Registration is $30 per person.
https://www.wineandcanvas.com/private-events-calendar-baltimore-md.html

We hope to see you there!

Councilman Smith to come to VoD Clubhouse re: Conference Center and Hotel – Sept 10th

Due to the diligent and quick work of some VoD residents, we’ve been able to get Councilman Smith to come address the community at large regarding the Hotel and Conference Center and answer questions. Please join us on September 10th, 2015 at 6:30pm. We’re located at 7551 Dorchester Blvd. All are encouraged to attend.

National Night Out — August 4th

We are only a few short weeks away from our second annual National Night Out event! Please join us at the VoD Community Center on Tuesday, August 4th at 5:00pm – 8:00pm.

National Night Out is designed to strengthen neighborhood spirit, and send a message to criminals that Villages of Dorchester is organized and taking a stand against crime.

Volunteers are needed, so please sign up at: https://www.volunteersignup.org/QBE9E

For more information about National Night Out, visit https://natw.org/

VOD Bridge Club Is Looking for Players

Are you interested in playing party bridge in the afternoon? Party bridge is SOCIABLE bridge as opposed to the serious and silent and competitive kind of bridge. The meeting times would be two (2) Wednesday afternoons out the month most likely from 1pm to about 4pm. This a great time to play a fun game of bridge and have light fare with a great group!

Bridge club is open to all! If you’d like to sign up for the bridge club please do so by emailing events@villagesofdorchester.org

Community Block and Pool Party – July 19

COMMUNITY BLOCK AND POOL PARTY

LOCATION: COMMUNITY CENTER
TIME: SUNDAY, JULY 19, 2015 4-8PM

Homeowners Association will provide hot dogs, hamburgers, rolls, soft drinks and condiments.

Please bring a side dish to share.
• Appetizers, potato or pasta salads, desserts

Volunteers are needed: Grilling, setup and cleanup

Please RSVP with number in attendance and dish to share by 7/15/15 to:
Jerry Preissler / Email: social@villagesofdorchester.org

Pool Passes are required.

Come out and meet your neighbors and show your community spirit!

Community Cleanup Day – April 18th

The social and events committees, in cooperation with the Board of Directors are hosting a community-wide cleanup day on Saturday, April 18th. All volunteers should meet at the Community Center at 9am for free coffee and bagels. The Association will also provide trash bags and gloves to aid in trash collection. Unfortunately, we were not able to secure additional dumpsters, but will utilize the one at the Community Center. After receiving multiple complaints about trash, it is our sincere hope that that we can come together and donate a few hours to get the community cleaned up in time for Earth day and the Spring season. If you have any questions, please contact the management office at 410-799-4430 or via email at manager@villagesofdorchester.org

Children’s Scavenger Hunt – April 4th

The social committee is hosting a free children’s scavenger hunt at the community center tot lot on Saturday, April 4th at 2pm. There will be games, prizes, and of course CANDY. Please RSVP by signing up at https://www.volunteersignup.org/7CAT7

2015 VoD Application for Pool Usage

The Board of Directors has taken feedback from last year’s application process and in an effort to reduce frustration with identification and taking into consideration respect for personal information and privacy have changed the process to make it simpler, more efficient, and less intrusive, while maintaining integrity and fairness to all residents.

Applications for the 2015 pool season may either be submitted via on-line forms or in person at the office. All residents must visit the management office to have their picture taken, as we are transitioning to a laminated pass with picture ID in an effort to reduce the need to keep additional photo identification with you when entering the pool. Homeowners will also be moving to a multi-year pass, while tenants will utilize a one year pass to save on costs and streamline the pool pass process. All residents need to schedule a time to meet with the manager by Monday, May 4, 2015.

The office will remain open Monday evenings until 9pm from 3/23 – 5/4 for your convenience. As a reminder, the office is closed on Fridays. When visiting the office to have your picture taken, please bring all household family members that are requesting a pool pass, along with the required residency verification documentation. There is no guarantee that your application will be processed in time for opening day if you have not met with the manager by Monday, May 4, 2015. Resident Homeowner(s) – Please complete and submit the application at: https://adobeformscentral.com/?f=pEAJVtjmxFppPFSpgqlGjA

For rental properties, both the property owner(s) and tenant(s) must complete and submit a 2-part application. * If you are the property owner(s) and are transferring pool usage to your tenant(s), please complete and submit the application at: https://adobeformscentral.com/?f=9OHT1GLWbK9Hvqu1STjfcQ * If you are the leasing tenant(s), please complete and submit the application at: https://adobeformscentral.com/?f=iTGoFMYBmR-fFe4NUSeojg If you do not have computer/internet access, a paper version of the applications can be obtained from the Community Center Drop Box location. Boxes are marked “Homeowner” and “Tenant” for the correct application to complete. The Pool will be open from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend. * Hours when school is open: Mon-Fri: 4pm – 8pm; Sat/Sun: 10am -7pm * Hours when school is closed: Mon-Fri: 11am – 8pm; Sat/Sun: 10am – 7pm * Holidays: 10am – 7pm Residents are required to show their pool pass upon entry to the pool area.

Pool Hours – End of Season

Just a reminder that with school back in session beginning today, August 25, 2014, the pool does not open until on weekdays. Weekend hours will remain10am – 8pm. Monday September 1, 2014 will be the final day that the pool is open, with full day hours from 10am to 8pm. Get out and enjoy the pool in these last days of summer!

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National Night Out 2014 – Photos

Thanks so much to everyone who came to Villages of Dorchester’s first annual NATIONAL NIGHT OUT event yesterday evening and for making it such a big success! It was great to see so many neighbors willing to volunteer for the neighborhood watch and dog-walker watch initiatives. It was also really nice to finally meet so many of you in person. Special thanks go out to all of the organizations that showed up including CERT, the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts as well as our awesome local businesses and public services. I have no doubt that we will continue to keep building momentum and next years National Night Out will be even better :) If you took pics that you do not mind sharing, please email them to robin@shotola.com and I’ll add them to our gallery! From the National Night Out planning committee – we look forward to seeing you again next year, and thanks again to everyone in VOD and our neighboring communities for helping to make this a great place to live!

PHOTO BOOTH: (Right-click and save any of the photos want from the gallery)

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EVENT PHOTOS – by John Soule (Right-click and save any of the photos want from the gallery – email John directly if you would like anything printed)

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MORE EVENT PHOTOS : (Right-click and save any of the photos want from the gallery)

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