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Mark your calendar for the annual Tis’ the Season Holiday Party on Friday, December 9th from 5-7pm at Potomac Place Community Center. Santa will be in attendance! Bring the family out to enjoy games, crafts, food and other fun activities.
Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, is touted as the biggest shopping day of the year and the beginning of the holiday shopping season. This can also be a stressful time, as gift giving can quickly “gobble” up your hard-earned money. Don’t fret – we’ve got some quick and easy tips to ensure that your many purchases don’t burn a hole in your wallet.
Before you hit the stores, be aware of where your finances currently stand. Only purchase items that you are confident you can afford.
- Create a budget specifically for holiday shopping. Follow your budget as closely as possible, and track your spending. Need help? Contact the Financial Readiness Program at 301-677-5590.
- Ask for military discounts wherever you go. Even if stores do not advertise the discount, ask – you may be pleasantly surprised to hear the answer.
- Shop around. Look at the circulars for sales and discounts. Recognize a good price when you see one.
- Follow your gut instincts – if you think a potential gift is too much for you to spend, look for something else at a lower price.
- Cyber Monday, anyone? Check for last minute deals and steals online on Monday, November 28th.
- Some of the best gifts come from the heart and cost nothing at all. Be creative!
- Don’t forget to stop, relax, and enjoy the season with your family and friends. That’s really what it is all about.
The growing season for the Victory Garden has come to an end. Residents with garden plots at the Victory Garden are asked to remove all items and winterize the plot by November 1st. If you have any questions, please contact the Heritage Park office at (410) 672-2000.
- Stove - Cooking for the holidays? If you have not used your oven in a while, make sure to test it out to make sure everything is working well in preparation of holiday cooking. If you are experiencing any problems contact your community office to place a work order.
- Hose Bibs - Please remove your hose from the outdoor spigot. It’s important to remove your hoses to prevent problems with pipes.
- Furnace - Check your heat is working correctly prior to extremely cold weather.
- Pets - For your convenience, pet bag stations have been placed throughout the community. Please make sure to clean up after your pet and dispose of pet waste in the proper receptacle. Bags should not be left on the ground at the bag stations.
- Trash Cans – As a reminder, on trash pickup day, trash containers must be cleared from the curb area no later than 6pm.
Need money for college? Applications for the 2017 Corvias Foundation scholarships for children and spouses of active-duty service members are available after November 1 at corviasfoundation.org.
How can you save energy when cooking your Thanksgiving dinner? Don’t open the oven door while you’re cooking! Instead, turn on the oven light and check on your food through the oven window.
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You can even sync your community calendar with a personal Google calendar by clicking on the +Google button on the bottom right-hand corner of the calendar.
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November 2nd – Veterans Job Fair
November 6th – Daylight Savings Time! Turn clocks back 1 hour!
November 11th – Veterans Day – All Corvias Offices Closed
November 19th – Turkey Trot 5K Run/1 Mile Walk
*Thanksgiving Break – All offices will be closed starting Thursday, November 24th and will reopen Monday, November 28th.