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River Creek Blog: Golfing for the Troops

The River Creek Club and its golf course will be the scene of the 10th annual Operation Homefront Warrior Golf Tournament April 24. The day’s activities open with registration at 9 a.m. followed by a shotgun start at 11 a.m. A cocktail hour and dinner will be on tap at 5 p.m. along with a silent and live auction.

Bill McFadden, a resident of River Creek and the chairperson of Operation Homefront Mid-Atlantic Region, has been the leader in organizing the tournament. Some 50 community volunteers have dedicated themselves to helping out in the tournament: spotters, hosts, greeters, transportation and managing the various activities associated with the tournament.

McFadden explains, “This Warrior Golf Tournament is our signature fund raising event for the Mid Atlantic Region. We have contributed over $1.2 million from the previous nine tournaments to programs that directly impact and support military families.” He goes on to say that they still have some openings for golfers and for sponsors. If any individual or organization is interested they can call McFadden at 703-282-7846 or email him .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

“There will be 15 to 20 warriors who will be playing and being part of the evening festivities. This is a great opportunity to come out and thank them for their service.”
Operation Homefront is a nationwide organization that renders emergency assistance for military families that have nowhere else to turn.

Dialogues of Discovery

The Janelia Campus of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) will be hosting another in its series of lectures May 3 at 7 p.m. Dr. Sean B. Caroll, a biologist and author of the book “The Serengeti Rules” will “share stories of the pioneering ecologists who discovered the rules that regulate the numbers and kinds of animals and plants in any given place, and how these rules are being applied to restore some of the greatest wildernesses on the planet.”

These lectures present an opportunity for Janelia to “share current topics in biomedical research with members of the Loudoun County community.” In addition, members of the audience have an opportunity to experience the engaging environment inside the building that houses HHMI.

The doors open at 6:30 p.m. when light refreshments will be available before the lecture. RSVP no later than April 21 by calling Margaret Oriot at 571-209-4332 or emailing at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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