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How to Meet People in Ravensworth Farm

by Steve Beste

The best way to meet people here is to introduce yourself to your immediate neighbors. If you’re outside doing yard work or walking your dog, chat with the people who pass by. We’re blessed to have sidewalks and people using them. We met our best friends when the mom was walking her toddler around the block, needed a bathroom quickly, saw the kid toys in our yard, and knocked on our door.

If you have children, consider joining the pool. Kids love it, and the parents all meet each other as they watch the kids.

I’m shy, so what I like to do is work with people on some project. For me, that’s easier than sitting around talking to strangers. And I get a sense of peoples’ gifts, working with them. If that’s you, here are some places to volunteer for projects, short or long, as you please:

  • Join the Ravensworth Farm Civic Association board. We meet once a month during the school year. You’ll hear about everything that’s happening in the neighborhood. Just show up at one of those meetings and check it out. These are usually the first Wednesday in the month at the school. But check the actual dates in The Farmer or under Calendar of Events.
  • Interested in emergency preparedness? The county will train you in CPR and emergency responses. You could make a great contribution if we ever have a civil emergency here.
  • Gardening? Join the Garden Club.
  • Schools? We have superb schools. Keep them that way by joining the PTA.
  • Environment? Lake Accotink, the watershed, and the park are right here. They benefit from the care of hundreds of your neighbors. Check out the park or the Friends of Accotink Creek to see where you could make yourself useful and make some like-minded friends.

Ravensworth Farm Facebook Page

Want to keep up with issues, have firewood to give away, lost or found a dog, or you’re wondering what surprises others have run into during renovations? The Ravensworth Farm Facebook page is the place to go. Send the group’s moderator, a join request and you’ll be added to this lively and informative community. You can adjust your notification settings and visit the page as little or as often as you choose. While an excellent communication tool, the Facebook page is not supported or endorsed by the Ravensworth Farm Civic Association. For Civic Association news (and old issues of The Farmer), visit this page.

Green Thumb Garden Club

The Green Thumb Garden Club meets the 1st Wednesday of every month. New members are always welcome.

President: Karen Aftergut

Moms & Dads of North Springfield VA

Are you looking for a way to connect with other moms and dads in the neighborhood? Well look no further than Moms & Dads of North Springfield VA.

This group was created to build a community between our preschoolers, their younger siblings & parents. We offer weekly play-dates and other events for parents and their families, with plenty of opportunities for making new local friends. As the group grows we will schedule play-dates, field trips, moms/dads nights out, running/walking groups, book club, family get-togethers, etc. Events will be scheduled so that working as well as stay at home parents can be involved. Come out and have some fun!

Moms & Dads of North Springfield VA is Facebook Group online. This format makes it easy for everyone to communicate, share ideas, and stay on top of the latest activities.

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