Don’t Drive This Weekend…


There is absolutely no reason to drive this weekend. After living in a small ski town in Europe for 7 years, I love the idea of living without a car and walking everywhere. Of course, you can’t really do that in our area…except for in Cheverly. I’m telling you, this weekend is packed with events! It’s almost overwhelming. I marvel at the idea of our neighbors volunteering all weekend long so we can enjoy a flea market, a half way to St. Patrick’s celebration, soccer games, bake sale and a green home and community tour. If you don’t have any plans, you do now!  Don’t spend time driving, walk to all of these fun events. Here’s what I’d recommend:

9am on Saturday- Head to the Town Hall gym for the opening of the Flea Market! It’s like a big garage sale. Make sure you support the Cheverly Weekday Nursery by buying baked goods.

9:45- Walk down the hill to the soccer fields and enjoy watching the young Cheverly residents play mini-soccer.

5:00 Go to the Legion for a half way to St. Patrick’s party. Donation is $10 for adults but kids 12 and under are free. They will have corned beef sandwiches, hot dogs, corned beef and cabbage platters and plenty of music and entertainment.

Wake up on Sunday and head to the Cheverly Green Home and Community Tour at 12:30. I’ve included the details below:

Date/Time: Sunday, October 5; Tour 12:30 — 4:00 p.m./Reception 4:30-5:30

Location: Start at Cheverly Community Center, 6401 Forest Road

Enjoy the 3rd Cheverly Green Home & Community Tour! This year’s event emphasizes energy and water saving practices to support homeowners to take advantage of federal, state and county tax rebates and incentive programs.

Visit homes with native gardens and reduced lawn area, permeable driveways, rain barrels, compost bins, runoff irrigation and rain gardens, organic and aquaponic gardens, solar power, geothermal heating systems, recycling, reuse, and more. Learn about strategies to reduce water consumption, improve energy efficiency, and support a healthy, green environment in Cheverly and the Chesapeake Bay region.

The tour will run from 12:30 to 4:00 p.m. and will be followed by a reception for tour participants at the Community Center from 4:30 to 5:30.

Tickets are $3 per person/$5 per family and can be purchased at the Community Center the day of the event between 12:30 and 3:30 p.m. For more information or to register in advance, contact Cynthia Robinson at

The tour is hosted by the Cheverly Conservation Alliance, including the Cheverly Garden Club, Friends of Lower Beaverdam Creek, and Progressive Cheverly. Community Forklift has generously offered a discount for tour participants. Solar City is the generous sponsor of the wine & cheese reception. 

It truly is amazing to see Cheverly’s community spirit. All of these groups are run by volunteers and they put on amazing events. Thank you!

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