What we're about

Although we are in our second season of Kayaking in Loudoun Country we are going to expand the focus of the group to happy hours and other activities as of late August. We will see how it goes. My original plan was to take down the group in the late fall and bring it back in the spring. If I take it down I plan to bring it back next spring.

For water outing:

Stand up paddle boards welcome.

You will need a kayak, paddle, and vest and only a few places we go rent them. The purpose of this group is to kayak in and around Loudoun. For afternoon weekend outings the plan is to stop into a nearby pub, visit, and plan further outings. We will also do a few out of area trips as well.

Nonmembers are welcome to participate as well. I am also looking for members to help plan outings and share secret on where to kayak. Nova Paddle offers rentals but contact them directly for info.

Kids are welcome to participate in the kayaking but they most have an adult responsible for them.

All kayaking is at your own risk and I will cancel events when the water conditions are bad.

Other activities:

For happy hours you must be 21.

Upcoming events (5+)

Algonkian Boat Ramp & Around Tenfoot Island (2 miles)

Algonkian Regional Park

Come paddle and afterward we can go for a pint at Sweetwater. All are welcome. https://maryland.hometownlocator.com/maps/satellite/index,n,tenfoot%20island,fid,587719.cfm

Colombia Island (Near Pentagon) trip to Georgetown and back (rentals available)

This is an unhosted event. Text when you arrive and after your meetup up travel to the right of the launch and go to Georgetown and return on the Potomac and pull in on the waterway north of the 14th bridge. We will launch from the marina and there is a $10 launch charge and we will paddle close to high tide up the boundary channel,https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-1-d&q=boundary+channel&spell=1&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwidp8z4q_7hAhXig-AKHRbjDrwQBQgrKAA&biw=1280&bih=655, to the Key Bridge. We will come back on the Potomac and have a pint at the pub at the marina. Confirm your rentals before coming. Here is the tide chart, https://www.tide-forecast.com/locations /Washington-DC/tides/latest The outing is at your own risk

Fountain Head Regional Park

Fountainhead Regional Park

https://www.novaparks.com/parks/fountainhead-regional-park/things-to-do

Leesburg music festival to raise funds for children’s nonprofits

Leesburg music festival to raise funds for children’s nonprofits This event looks like a lot of fun and for a worthy cause. Once the event gets closer and there are more details, I will pick a starting point. Feel free to come for all or part of the time. I will post locations as we move from place to place. Eighteen musical acts will perform at the newly named Crossroads Music Festival, presented by local nonprofit BENEFIT, in downtown Leesburg Sept. 21. Founded in 2017, BENEFIT is a Leesburg-based collective of musicians and community leaders who aim to use music to raise funds and awareness for nonprofit organizations that serve children in need. Though this is the third annual music festival BENEFIT has organized, it is the first time the event will be hosted in downtown Leesburg. Among the musical stylings are pop performer Ella Levri, reggae-rock outfit QOK and blues-funk quintet Frayed Knots — the guitarist of which, Ara Bagdasarian, is a BENEFIT co-founder. “Loudoun County has so many remarkable musical artists. The musicians participating are generously donating their performances to help us raise funds for local children’s services charities. We hope to provide attendees with a unique evening of live music that is also helping their community,” Bagdasarian said in a prepared statement. According to BENEFIT officials, the organization was able to donate $5,000 to five local nonprofits after the inaugural concert in 2017. Proceeds from this year’s festival will be combined with funds raised at the 2018 concert and distributed to Loudoun nonprofits in spring 2020 via a grant application process. Nonprofits that have previously partnered with BENEFIT include Arc of Loudoun, American Cancer Society and Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter, according to BENEFIT’s website. Each artist’s set will be an hour and will take place between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Six different venues around town are scheduled to host performances: 14 Loudoun, Delirium Café, King’s Tavern and Wine Bar, Leesburg Junction, MacDowell Brew Kitchen and SideBar. “Crossroads Music Festival is a great way for everyone to get out, listen to some fantastic music and give back to their community at the same time,” BENEFIT co-founder Amy Bobchek, whose band Big Bad Juju will perform at the event, said in a prepared statement. “Having six different venues is going to add so much more to the experience for music lovers. Tickets can be purchased in advance online for $15 and will also be available on-site for $25. Attendees will receive a free Crossroads T-shirt, specials at participating venues and other event-day amenities. More information can be found at crossroadsmusicfest.org. https://www.loudountimes.com/entertainment/leesburg-music-festival-to-raise-funds-for-children-s-nonprofits/article_c1fdae9e-bf9d-11e9-ab21-e78d7cade5dc.html

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