The Surreyworms Bookclub- Calling all Readers

The Surreyworms Bookclub started in January of 2015 and is a monthly tradition for neighbors to gather and share their thoughts and expressions about literature. We are always open to new members and would be happy to have you attend our next meeting. It is a great opportunity to get out of the house, meet new neighbors and expand your mind.

Last month we read Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah. A modern day fairytale, complete with an infallible father, wicked mother and two sisters struggling to overcome their differences. It was an emotional read, full of surprises and discoveries. Experience life on an apple orchard, war-torn Russia during World War II and the dynamics of a dysfunctional family trying to reconnect. It’s not often we all agree, but this read comes highly recommended by our club.

Next Bookclub Meeting- In February we will be reading Run by Ann Patchett. We will meet on February 28, at 6:30pm. Please email Haley Glynn if you are interested in attending hpglynn@gmail.com.

GoodReads Synopsis of Run: Since their mother’s death, Tip and Teddy Doyle have been raised by their loving, possessive, and ambitious father. As the former mayor of Boston, Bernard Doyle wants to see his sons in politics, a dream the boys have never shared. But when an argument in a blinding New England snowstorm inadvertently causes an accident that involves a stranger and her child, all Bernard Doyle cares about is his ability to keep his children—all his children—safe.

Eggstravaganza 2017

Eggstravaganza

The annual Surreywood Eggstravaganza will be held on Saturday, April 15 at 2:00pm, at the playground. All kids are welcome- your kids, your nieces and nephews, friends, grandchildren, etc. Please plan to arrive 15 minutes early so you don’t miss out on the fun. There will be lite refreshments served before and after the egg hunt.

We will be accepting candy donations (no chocolate please, as it tends to melt) between March 30 – April 13. Candy can be dropped off at 2257 Lake Surrey Drive; there will be a bin on the front porch during the collection time period. Call for Volunteers: We will be hosting an egg stuffing party on Thursday, April 13 at 7:00pm, to stuff approximately 500 eggs. Please let Haley Glynn know if you are available to help stuff hpglynn@gmail.com.

Nominate an Eggtraordinary Family– Last year, we “egged” (candy stuffed eggs) the front yards of 10 deserving families who contribute positively to the neighborhood. We received such phenomenal feedback that this will be an annual tradition. Please consider nominating a household for the 2017 Egging. If you have an eggtraordinary neighbor please email Haley Glynn (hpglynn@gmail.com) with the following information:

  • Name of nominated family
  • Address
  • Paragraph describing why this family is so Eggtraordinary

Email Haley by April 8. A judging panel will select the 10 best nominations and egg the houses late on the evening of April 14, so the winning families wake up to the surprise on Saturday morning. We are looking forward to hearing all about the eggstravagant things our neighbors have been up to!

Spring 2017 Yard Sale

***MARK YOUR CALENDARS****
It’s time to start getting ready for:
SURREYWOOD CIVIC ASSOCIATION ANNUAL YARDSALE
WHEN: APRIL 22ND!!
COST: $7.00 (Includes adverstising and neighborhood map)
If you need to rent a table it is and additional $5.00
All proceeds go toward SCA!!
Please keep an eye out in our newsletter and FB page for more information!! If you have any questions, please call Kelly or text (text is better) 804-986-5850.

 

Grand Illumination and Potluck – 2016

12/3 6:30pm – Grand Illumination & Potluck
@ Lake Boardwalk and the home of Billy and Haley Glynn at 2257 Lake Surrey Dr.

Please arrive at the lake by 6:40, the lights in the surrounding homes will illuminate at 6:45 pm. Reception to follow in a potluck party at the home of Billy and Haley Glynn very close to the Lake’s boardwalk. 2257 Lake Surrey Drive. Please bring a dish to share.  There will be children’s crafts and activities and a good time to be had by all.

View photos of Last Years Grand Illumination Event Here.

Luminary Neighborhood Event & Hayride – 2016

This New Years Eve continue the Luminary Tradition. Luminaries shall be placed outside on your property at approx. 5:30 pm on Dec. 31st. A hayride event will be hosted from the pool parking lot beginning at 6:00 pm. A sign-up genius will be set up to organize riders of this event.

We had about 80% luminary neighborhood participation last year and handed out about 6,500 luminaries… the site was quite a treat to all neighbors. We encourage you to continue this heart-warming tradition.

For Luminary Instructions, please click here.

To see photos from last years Luminary Hayride event, please click here.

 

Past Events 2014-2016

SURREYWOOD EGG HUNT / EGGSTRAVAGANZA MARCH 26th
March 26, 2016

Surreywood will be hosting its annual Eggstravaganza Hunt on Saturday, March 26 at 2pm. The hunt will be at the Surreywood playground and is open to all residents. We need your help! Please consider donating Easter candy for the egg hunt. You can drop donations off at 2257 Lake Surrey Drive by March 23, no chocolate as it tends to melt. Haley Glynn will be hosting an egg stuffing party at her home on March 24, at 7pm. If you are interested in helping please email her at hpglynn@gmail.com. This year, 5 houses will be “Egged”. The houses chosen will have a note on the front door and a dozen eggs hidden in their yards the morning of the egg hunt. Please let us know if you’d like to nominate a special family or would like to opt out of the Egging.

RETIREES HOLIDAY PARTY
December 18, 2015

Surreywood Retirees Holiday Party will be on Friday, December 18th at 5:00pm. Please call Sue Kropp at 276-0070 for more information and to RSVP.

ANNUAL GRAND ILLUMINATION AND HOLIDAY POTLUCK
December 05, 2015

The annual Surreywood Grand Illumination will take place at the Surreywood lake boardwalk on Saturday, December 5th at 7:00pm. Please come and join your neighbors around the lake’s boardwalk for a beautiful holiday light illumination. Reception to follow at the home of Billy and Haley Glynn right next to the boardwalk at 2257 Lake Surrey Drive. Please bring a side dish to share, and your favorite holiday beverage if you wish.

4TH OF JULY EVENTS
July 04, 2015

The 4th of July Parade will start at 10:00am Saturday. Also the silent auction will take place July 4th at the pool and everyone is welcomed to come down and place bids on items we have received for donations. We are still accepting donations for the auction, anything from weekend rentals too gift cards to local places and restaurants. They can be dropped off until Friday at 9pm.

Surreywood Community Yard Sale
April 18, 2015

The Annual Surreywood Community Yard Sale is on Saturday, April 18th!!! Wondering how you are going to pay for a pool membership this year? Do some Spring cleaning and clean out the closet, attic, car, shed, and garage of everything you don’t use anymore and sell it! Sale times will be 8:00am to noon. To sign up call Kelly Wince at 986-5850 or email fundraising@surreywoodcivicassociation.com . Cost is $7 per household. Checks payable to SCA, delivered to the dropbox at 2001 Gateshead Drive by Wednesday, April 15th (please do so much sooner if possible). Your $7 goes towards advertising in The Richmond Times Dispatch, Chesterfield Observer, and many other places.  It will also be listed on Facebook, Craigslist, signs, flyers, and a neighborhood map to bring many buyers to your house!

If you are concerned of your house being too far back in the neighborhood away from traffic, back again this year we are offering 7 more spaces for people to set up on the Dell Drive Median! You could have about a 20x20ft space in the median of the main entrance of Surreywood. Cost is still only $7 per household per space. Tables are available for an extra fee of $5 per table. Please email at fundraising@surreywoodcivicassociation.com now to reserve a space on the Dell Drive Median before they are all taken, and let us know how many tables you will need.

Luminaries
December 25, 2014

Due to the weather forecast on Christmas Eve of rain and wind, please set out Luminaries on Thursday, December 25th at Dark. This was an executive decision made by SCA President Ben Coaker (president@surreywoodcivicassociation.com) and Kelly Wince (fundraising@surreywoodcivicassociation.com). Please let your neighbors know of this day/time so that everyone sets out Luminaries at the same time.

Please take your Luminary bags and fill them with sand available at the Surreywood pool parking lot, place a candle in them, set them on your street spaced around 6ft apart, and light them at dark on December 25th. If you have not received Luminaries yet please contact your designated street captain or Kelly Wince at 804-986-5850.

From all of us on the Surreywood Civic Association, HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!

Surreywood Retiree’s Holiday Party
December 14, 2014

The Surreywood Retiree’s Holiday Party will be on Sunday, December 14th at 5:00pm. Please come and join in the fun. For all details and to RSVP please call Sue Kropp at 276-0070

Surrywood Holiday Homes Tour
December 14, 2014

Starting at The Rustin residence at 8208 Chainmale Rd, there will be 3+ homes on display for Surrrywood Residents and Guests to tour for this years Holiday House Tour. Tour times are from 2:00 to 6:00pm. The theme is “I’ll be home for the Holidays” with beautiful flowers and holiday decor on display. Cost is $10 the day of the event. For questions please call Cindy Rustin at 276-9220

Grand Illumination and Holiday Celebration
December 12, 2014

Join us at the Surreywood Dam at 5:30pm on Friday, December 12th for a Holiday Celebration and a Grand Illumination countdown. Bring a chair, snack to share, and your favorite beverage. If you have questions please email Jennifer Cheatham at events@surreywoodcivicassociation.com

Surreywood Fall Festival and Chili Cookoff
November 08, 2014

The Surreywood Fall Festival and Chili Cookoff will be held at the pool playground on November 8th from 3-5pm. If you want to compete please bring a crockpot of chili. If you want to come for fun, please bring an appetizer or desert.