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What’s been happening around NoVA? We all have seen those big yellow buses on the road and kiddies with backpacks and lunch boxes crowded on the corners.  That’s because it’s September and school is back in session. Seems too early doesn’t it?   Even though the last few days have been the hottest of the year, Summer is quickly ending.  We all know that the end of Summer turns into Autumn!  Seasonal events & activities are happenings all around & geocachers who have been waiting for the green to fade away, can hit the trail soon.   Autumn is also an exciting … Continue reading

2023 NoVAGO Fall Picnic & Auction

2023 Fall Picnic Image

All are invited to the 2023 NoVAGO Fall Picnic! Our fall picnic is an annual event hosted by the board members of the Northern Virginia Geocaching Organization. We will have grills going and will provide hot dogs and hamburgers and members will bring their favorite potluck-style sides to share. Please log your “Will Attend” on the official event page at least a few days before so that we know how much meats to purchase. In your log, you might want to mention what food you are bringing, just so we don’t end up with two dozen types of potato salad. … Continue reading

NoVAGO’s 2022 Fall Picnic

The 2022 NoVAGO Fall Picnic & Auction was held last weekend on October 22, 2022 at Claude Moore Park in Sterling. It was a Community Celebration Event (extended due to the pandemic.) The weather was perfect for the event and a good time was had by all. Three new Adventure Labs popped in the park during the event: NOVAGO PAST – History of the Organization, by TrexM8s, a tribute to those before us. NOVAGO NOW, by ThompsonKickers, a wonderful introduction to the organization, playable all around its geographic range. NOVAGO FUTURE – Geocaching in the Space Age, by MrPsyduck, a fun, … Continue reading

NoVAGO’s 4th Annual Hauntingly Familiar Fall Event

Summer has passed and fall is on the way. Come and help us celebrate the turning of the seasons by attending NoVAGO’s last major event of 2018. Be sure to log your “will-attend” as early as possible to ensure that we have enough food for the masses.  Attendees are encouraged to bring your favorite pot luck dish, all we ask is that you list what you are bringing in your “will attend” log so that others won’t bring in a similar dish.  As with all of our picnics NoVAGO will be supplying the charcoal, hamburgers, hot dogs, plates, and condiments. … Continue reading

Hauntingly Familiar Fall Event Was a Spooktacular Success

  The last big event of 2017 is over.  The weather was a perfect 70 degrees, the food was plentiful, and plenty of smiles filled the pavilion. Other than the swarm of uninvited yellow jackets everything else was about perfect. The NoVAGO Lab Cache experience was a huge hit with the attendees, as well was the long awaited return of the event Icebreaker. “Until now, I hadn’t really cared for the Lab Caches but I think NoVAGO did them right!” wrote JPWAVE “Nice job!! Really enjoyed the “NoVAGO Graveyard: Tombstones” Lab Cache!!” “Loved all the lab caches but the cool … Continue reading

NoVAGO’s 3rd Annual Hauntingly Familiar Fall Event

Summer has passed and fall is on the way. Come and help us celebrate the turning of the seasons by attending NoVAGO’s last major event of 2017. This year’s event will again be held with a Halloween theme.  Attendees are encouraged to come in costume to celebrate the season. Be sure to log your “will-attend” as early as possible to ensure that we have enough food for the masses.  Attendees are encouraged to bring your favorite pot luck dish, all we ask is that you list what you are bringing in your “will attend” log so that others won’t bring in … Continue reading

Fall Auction List

NoVAGO’s 3rd Annual Hauntingly Familiar Fall Event October 28th is is quickly approaching and with that comes our annual Fall Event and Auction.  This auction is what sets up NoVAGO’s operating budget for the following year.  Please remember that donations benefit NoVAGO directly. This is NoVAGO’s primary fund raiser, and it allows us to pay for CITO materials, event pavilion rentals, and furnish the burgers, dogs, and sausages for each of our seasonal events, and covers our web hosting fees. If you have an item you’d like to donate, please contact Awesnap via a message on gc.com, e-mail, or even … Continue reading

This Sunday: Fantastic Fall Fun!

This weekend, join us at Providence Park in Fairfax for NoVAGO’s Fall Event: Hauntingly Familiar! Sunday, October 25, 2015, 11 am – 3pm. We’ll start the day off with casual Halloween-themed games and a brand new icebreaker. While you enjoy a picnic lunch, browse the items available in our Silent Auction and Pick-a-Prize. Then, try your luck at Mischievous Ducks or the Cache Packing Challenge. And for those truly brave souls, wear your best costume to the event and be judged by your fellow NoVAGO cachers. Costumes will be judged in three categories: Best Adult Costume, Best Kids Costume, and … Continue reading

NoVAGO’s Fall into Geocaching Event

Hear ye!!  Hear ye!!  Come one, come all…NoVAGO’s “Fall into Geocaching” Event is scheduled for Sunday, November 21st 2010, at Occoquan Regional Park.  If you’ve attended a NoVAGO seasonal event before…well, you know what a great time it will be, if you’ve never attended…then here’s your chance to experience NoVAGO at its very best!! A special invitation is extended to the new members of NoVAGO…come on out and put faces to names…this is a perfect way to do it.  Good food, good friends, and a darn good time guaranteed!!!. The event page has been published (GC2EVEX).  There are quite a … Continue reading