2018 Social Events Calendar

Saturday, March 31

Easter Egg Hunt & Petting Zoo
12:30-2 p.m.
We’ll hold an egg hunt at 12:30 pm, then our farm friends from SonRidge Farms will have goats and other critters from 1-2 pm. There may even be an appearance from the Easter Bunny!

Saturday, May 5

Community Yard Sale
8 a.m. – noon
Each home is responsible for their own sale. We’ll have a sign and banner at the main entrance

Wednesday, July 4

Independence Day Parade and Ice Cream Social
4-6 p.m.
Join us for a kids parade and ice cream at the park to celebrate America’s birthday! Kids can decorate their “floats” (wagon, bike, scooter, etc) and participate in a small parade from the Little Free Library down Brownes Ferry Road to the cul de sac. Then we’ll enjoy ice cream under the gazebo.

This event timing should give plenty of time to make it to your favorite firework viewing locations afterward! Hope to see everyone there.

Tuesday, August 7

National Night Out
6:30-8 p.m.
Join us at Browne’s Ferry Park for our annual commitment to community and safety. We’ll have free Rita’s Ice and games for all ages.

October 21

Panthers Tailgate and Cookoff Contest

December TBD

Christmas Train

New tennis court to be complete in August

Our tennis court repair vendor is finishing up our court restoration project. Although originally intended to be unveiled at National Night Out on Aug. 2, the court opening was delayed due to production delays.

The new multisport court will be opened to all homeowners in August. Among the project outcomes, the chainlink fencing was replaced and two new basketball goals were installed within the enclosure. The court gate will have a keypad lock to ensure it is enjoyed by homeowners.

It is important to note that Browne’s Ferry Park is private property, common area owned by each and every homeowner. As such, it is not a public park. If there is ever a suspicious person at the park, please call 911. If they do not live in Browne’s Ferry, they are not entitled to use our park.

FAQs

How do I find out the gate keypad access code?
The access code is reprogrammed every 2 months, and will be printed only in the printed newsletter, which is hand-delivered to every home in the community.

Can I share the code with friends?
No. The code is intended solely for the use of Browne’s Ferry Homeowners Association members and their guests while accompanied by association members. Sharing the code with others can result in a loss of privileges.

What other new rules are there?
Animals are never allowed on the court. This is a sanitary issue. Also, absolutely no glass is allowed. This is a safety issue.

Community leaders focus on increasing volunteer participation

Volunteers from across Browne’s Ferry attended the City of Charlotte’s neighborhood board retreat and workshop on Saturday, July 16. One of the major take-aways from the workshop was the need for increased volunteer participation.

To help the community thrive, the year’s worth of community events will be scheduled at the Annual Meeting in January, and each event will have multiple opportunities of all sizes for neighbors.

Want to sign up to help with activities planned for the remainder of 2016? Check out our NEW community calendar. Each event with volunteer opportunities will include a link to SignupGenius with ways to help. Upcoming events include Halloween, Christmas Train and a Panthers tailgate and viewing party at the park.

Make plans to attend National Night Out Aug. 2

Mark your calendars now and make plans to attend Browne’s Ferry’s annual National Night Out event on Tuesday, August 2.

In addition to a perennial favorite, FREE Rita’s Italian Ice, we will also unveil the new tennis court and screen a movie after dusk. CMPD community liaisons will be on hand to talk about any safety or crime concerns.

Neighborhood block party rescheduled for June 25

Update: Groveview Court will host a rescheduled block party on Saturday, June 25, at 6 p.m..


Neighbors across Browne’s Ferry are hosting block parties on Saturday, May 21. Current block parties include Brassy Creek Road, Groveview Court, Brownes Creek Road and Glen Brook Lane.

How do block parties work? A host mans the grill and neighbors bring their own meats. Odd-numbered houses bring side dishes to share, and even-numbered houses bring desserts to share. It is a great way to get to know your neighbors. Making strong connections with our neighbors is just one way we can increase communication, which helps not only create a sense of community but also helps thwart criminal activity.

Interested in hosting a block party? Email brownesferryhoa@gmail.com to help get the word out!

See our new libraries during ‘Read & Roll’ on June 12

Help us dedicate Browne’s Ferry’s Little Free Library network. This event will kick off at Browne’s Ferry Park on Sunday, June 12, at 6 p.m. (at the end of Brownes Ferry Road). Participants are encouraged to ride their bikes to the start (parking is very limited at Browne’s Ferry Park), then we’ll make our way around to the other Little Free Library locations:

  1. Browne’s Ferry Park
  2. Glen Brook
  3. Browne’s Creek
  4. Pasture View
  5. Chapel Ridge

If you are unable to ride a bike, please feel free to stop by one or two locations during the event. Also, please bring books you would like to contribute to our new library system!

How does the Little Free Library work? Library boxes house donated books. Anyone is free to “take a book” or “leave a book.” The libraries encourage literacy, pedestrian activity and community. Host homeowners look after the boxes. Our Little Free Library network was made possible thanks to Boy Scout Phillip Harmon and resident Toby Harris.