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Upcoming Events at Trilogy Lake Frederick
At Trilogy® communities, we keep our activities and events calendars chock full, giving Members the chance to be as active and social as they'd like, each and every day. We hope you'll join us!
Shenandoah Club Grand Opening This Weekend!
The spectacular ~36,000 square foot Shenandoah Club is now open for Members to enjoy, and for guests to explore! If you haven't been by to tour it, make plans to join us on Saturdays and Sundays through the end of August for live music on the veranda from 1:00pm to 4:00pm, and be sure to leave time to tour our 5 beautiful new Model Homes, too! The Shenandoah Club is designed to be an extension of every Member's home, with areas dedicated to socializing, great food, health and wellness, entertainment, and more. Call 800.685.6494 now to book your private tour with a Community Representative.
Learn more about the Club!
Region's 117 Now Open!
The team at Region's 117 is working to createamazing dining experiences for Members and guests! Stop by and enjoy great cuisine in a beautiful lakeside setting.
Hours of Operation are:
• Wednesday - Saturday | 11:30am - 9:00pm
• Sunday Brunch | 11:00am - 3:00pm
Book your reservation online now!
October Is Pet Month at Trilogy!
Trilogy at Lake Frederick is accepting donations of Pet Food, Blankets, and Pet Toys all month long in October! All items will go to a local Shenandoah Valley shelter, and everyone who donates is entered for a chance to win a $25 Region's 117 Gift Card! (One entry per person*). We'll also have a whole bunch of fun pet-related events in October, including
• October 4th: "Paint Your Pet" in the Art Studio, 11:00am ($50 per person)
Paint your favorite furry 4-legged friend at this one of a kind paint class! Be sure to RSVP with your Community Representative!
• October 15th: Shenandoah Lodge Bark Park, 11:00am - 3:00pm
We'll have a Frosty Paws Ice Cream Cart, and all families will receive a Pet Goody Bag!
(*Gift Card valued up to $25. Expires 12/31/2016. Cost value 1/10¢. Non-transferable. Limit one per family per community. No home purchase necessary. Food and nonalcoholic beverage only, gratuity and alcohol not included. Certificate must be presented at time of purchase. Valid at Region's 117 only. No cash value, change not provided.)
Saturday, October 22nd: Duffy Boat Tour Around Lake Frederick | 11:00am - 2:00pm
Fall is in the air at Trilogy! Join us for a beautiful boat ride around Lake Frederick, to see the change of colors and enjoy the fall foliage! We'll have apple cider and Chef Scott's famous Apple Cider donuts for all to enjoy! We will have multiple tours, each 25 minutes long. Advance RSVP is required, so email Ashley McDonald and let her know which tour time you'd like - 11:00am, 11:30am, Noon, 12:30pm, 1:00pm, or 1:30pm. We'll meet at the Trilogy Tour Center to begin the tours.
Saturday & Sunday, October 1st & 2nd: Trilogy's Tour to Win | All Day, Both Days!
Visit any or all of our Quick Move-in Homes and be entered to win an Apple Watch! Each home you visit gives you an one entry into the Apple Watch. The more homes you visit, the better your chances of winning are! No RSVP needed! Check out our Quick Move-in Homes!
Wednesday, October 5th: Happy Hour at Inglenook! | 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Of all hours, this is the happiest! Come sip and socialize with your neighbors and friends at the Inglenook Bar each Wednesday. Guests of legal drinking age are welcome! Please drink responsibly.
Saturday, October 8th: Hard Hat Tour | 11:00am - 2:00pm
We're excited to show you the progress of our all-new "Baldwin" and "Hensley" floorplans! During this Hard Hat Tour, see these two never-built-before plans while they're under construction! We'll provide the hard hats, and please be sure to wear your close-toed shoes. Tours will depart from our Tour Center every 45 minutes, and each tour will be approximately 30 minutes long. Enjoy refreshments after your tour, at the Tour Center. The Tour times will be at 11:00am, 11:45am, 12:30pm, and 1:15pm. RSVP by calling 540.508.2000, or you may email Ashley McDonald.
Saturday, October 8th: HECM Information Session
If you're interested in buying a new home at a Trilogy® or Shea Homes® Active Lifestyle Community using a Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM), we've got exciting news! We have select Quick Move-in Homes available that are compatible with HECM financing. Here are a few basic facts regarding HECM loans:
- HECM for Purchase is the only type of reverse mortgage loan that is insured by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) and is available to those age 62+.
- Unlike a traditional mortgage, there are no monthly mortgage principal or interest payments for as long as you own and occupy the home. As with any mortgage or financing option, you will have ongoing loan obligations such as paying your property taxes, homeowners insurance, and HOA dues as well as any maintenance costs of your home.***
- A down payment of 45% to 52% is typically required.
Mark your calendar and make plans to join us on Saturday, October 8th at 10:00am at the Shenandoah Club to learn more about HECM Loans. Call 540.508.2000 to RSVP to attend!
Monday, October 10th: Rappahannock Oyster Tour and Tasting (Offsite Event) | 9:00am - 4:00pm
Our Region's 117 restaurant is all about farm to table, so join us for a day trip to Rappahannock Oyster Company to learn all about their operation of sea-to-plate oyster farming. Located in Toppings, Virginia, this family-run business revives oyster farming in the Chesapeake Bay, to serve the East Coast. On this excursion you will do a tour and tasting, which will include a land and boat tour as well as a crab cake and oyster lunch. We are awaiting final costs from the transportation company and will post the price as soon as it is available. RSVP with your Community Representative!
Tuesday, October 18th: Gallery Walk - MSV Suzanne Stryk (Offsite Event) | 10:00am - 12:00pm
Celebrate and enjoy artwork inspired by the State of Virginia, at the Valley's local museum. There is no charge for this excursion. "Suzanne Stryk: Notes on the State of Virginia" features more than 20 mixed-media assemblages created by Virginia artist Suzanne Stryk and inspired by Thomas Jefferson's book, "Notes on the State of Virginia" (1781).
Wednesday October, 19th: Rumba Dance Lessons | 5:15pm - 6:15pm
Let's get ready to RUMBA! Put on your dancing shoes and get ready for some great fun and exercise as we bring guest Ballroom Dance Instructor Tara O'Neil and her dancing partner, Kevin, to Trilogy. That's TWO instructors for the price of one! This five-part series will guide you through learning the steps of the Rumba. Signing up with a partner is not necessary to participate. You will leave this class dancing! Dancers will learn one pattern per class, and review patterns from prior classes. The cost to attend the series is $80 per person. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and leather or suede soled shoes or socks. Please do NOT wear rubber soled shoes! RSVP with your Community Representative to join us.
Thursday, October 20th: Patsy Cline Historical Tour and Lunch | 10:00am - 3:00pm
Winchester, Virginia is home to legendary country music singer Patsy Cline. Join us for a Trolley Tour and historical afternoon as we celebrate and learn about all her. We will carpool to the Winchester Visitors Center, where the tour begins. After a brief history lesson, we will load up on the Winchester Trolleys, where our group will enjoy a historical home tour and driving tour with Patsy Points of Interest. The afternoon also includes lunch at the Patsy Cline Buffett at the George Washington Hotel, featuring Liz Ruffner, local Patsy Cline impressionist. You must RSVP by October 12th to your Community Representative. The itinerary is as follows:
10:00am - Depart Lake Frederick
10:20am - Arrive at Visitors Center, Meet Guide, Small Exhibit
10:50am - Depart Visitors Center on Trolley for driving tour
12: 30pm - Arrive at George Washington Hotel for Patsy Cline Buffett Lunch and Patsy Cline Singer Entertainment
1:30pm - Depart for Patsy Cline House
2:30pm - Head back to Visitor's Center
Sunday, October 23rd: Artoberfest | 11:00am - 4:00pm
This fall we are putting together an Artisan fair in the Shenandoah Lodge & Athletic Club Events Center. We're looking for local artisans who handcraft items such as jewelry, pottery, candles, wood work, etc. We would also like to have a person who sharpens knives, scissors, etc. Contact your Community Representative if you'd like to participate!
Tuesday, October 25th: Paint Party - "Branch Against the Bright Sky" | 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Join local artist Jill Perla for a painting party in the Arts & Exploration Studio. This month, artists will be painting a branch with flowers. All classes are $35. Unlike traditional paint parties, Jill instructs her students while they paint with the canvas on the table (no easels), for more group interaction and socializing. RSVP with your Community Representative.
Saturday, October 29th: Halloween Costume Dance Party | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
It's going to be a 'spooktacular' event and dance party! Come in costume and be sure to wear your dancing shoes!
EXPLORE 360 European River Cruise | October 29th
Don't miss the inaugural adventure of the Explore 360 cross-community Trilogy travel program! On October 29, 2016, Trilogy Members from across the country will board a luxurious Viking River Cruise longship for an unforgettable exploration of the Danube River, covering three countries with six guided tours of this culturally rich region of Europe.
What is Explore 360?
Explore 360 is the new cross-community travel program available to Members of all BlueStar-managed Trilogy communities. This program gives Members the opportunity to travel the world, connect with fellow Trilogy Members across the country, and enjoy exclusive group pricing for their adventures.
Explore 360 will add ease to your travel itinerary, as the Explore 360 Travel Concierge will help to arrange all of the trip details, and Trilogy Lifestyle Directors will accompany Members on the trips to ensure that everyone has smooth sailing on their journeys. This cross-community travel program will also be enhanced with exclusive extras like meet & greets at the beginning of each adventure, evening mixers, group walks/hikes, game/trivia nights, offsite tours, and more throughout each trip.
Every Friday: Chimney Chat in the Grand Living Room | 11:00am - 11:45am
Join us for "Chimney Chat" each Friday, to hear all about the great Community and Wellness Activities happening around The Lodge and Athletic Club. Resort staff members Kisha and Jessica will be on hand to talk about upcoming programs and to answer your questions related to activities programming.
Every Saturday Through October 22nd: Farmer's Market | 9:00am - 1:00pm
Stock up on fresh food, find some great crafts, and more, at our Farmer's Market each Saturday through September and most of October. We'll have fresh fruits and veggies, homemade jams and apple butter breads, fresh brewed apple cider, fall mums and pansies and cut flowers, wood crafts, pottery, handmade home accessories, free range eggs (chicken and duck!), hand crafted soaps and body oils, and much more! We'll also have acoustic duet "Wildflower" performing live from 11:00am to 12:30pm. We're excited to see you!
Every Wednesday: Yappy Hour at the Dog Park | 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Bring your pooch out for a social hour at the dog park! As a special treat, we will be putting out an ice block with some tasty scraps from the kitchen!
Series & Classes
Sundays (4 Weeks): Beginning Pottery Wheel Class | 2:00pm - 5:00pm
This 4-week class will be an overall introduction to clay for beginners and experienced beginners who wish to work on the potter’s wheel. Students will learn methods for centering clay, and throwing cylinders and bowls. All classes will take place in the Arts & Exploration Studio. The cost is $165 per person for all 4 classes, which includes clay, instructor fee, glazes, and other needed materials.
Mondays (4 Weeks): Handbuilding Clay Class | 10:00am to 1:00pm
Join us for this four week class as we explore handbuilding techniques using several methods of construction to create functional pottery, such as pinch, coil, and slab. The cost to attend all four classes is $165 per person, which includes clay, the instructor fee, glazes, and other needed materials. We will meet on Mondays from 10:00am to 1:00pm, beginning August 1st. All classes will take place in the Arts & Exploration Studio.
Fitness Classes Daily
At Trilogy, we prioritize Wellness, with amenities, staff, and programming designed to give our Members the opportunity to be in the best shape of their lives. Our Fitness Center is available 7 days a week for Members to come in and do their own routines, or to join our personal trainers and instructors for regular classes and sessions, from our "Morning-N-Motion" classes to yoga, Afturburn, Aqua Fitness in the pool, water volleyball, Latin Sizzle, and so much more. Check out the schedule (PDF) and ask your Community Representative for more information!