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Military Mondays, deals for veterans, active military personnel and first responders at Laurel Hill! Golf Course.

First Thursday:

Prayer & Healing Service, at 6:30 p.m. at Cranford UMC located at 9912 Old Colchester Road, Lorton for first Thursdays monthly

Cub Scout Pack 2000 meeting first Thursday of each month: Contact: Brian Dieffenbacher


SCAPE Open Art Studio Saturdays, 12p-3p, Ongoing, art-making sessions serve active duty and retired service members and their families, allowing participants to explore their creativity, inspire and be inspired, and grow with others. The Workhouse Art Therapist will be available for an hour after each Open Art Studio session to meet with participants to discuss artwork or other topics. All materials provided.

First Saturdays:

Historic Pohick Church Tours from 1:00–3:00 pm The Historic Pohick Church Docent Guild will give free guided tours of the historic colonial church. Call 703-339-6572 or visit See Story.

Third Saturdays:

OWL Writer’s group regular meetings 1:30 pm in Occoquan. RSVP to Location TBA




1 Cranford Prayer and Healing service is March 1 at 6:30 pm. This is of course open to the community. The Church is located at 9912 Old Colchester Road in the Mason Neck area.

1 The Needlework Show and Sale begins March 1st and runs daily except Tuesdays through the month. Sign up now online for an event or workshop before they fill up!

3 The Needle and Thread – Maker Market & Pop-Up Shop is March 3rd, a historically-hip shopping experience on this first Saturday

10 Children’s Consignment Sale at Christ Church, Fairfax Station, on March 10th, 8am-2pm, 703-425-3580. Shop for gently used children’s clothing, toys, infant items, shoes, books, games, DVD’s, videos, furniture and more.

10 The Artists’ Undertaking Gallery in Historic Occoquan, presents “Prints and the Princess”, an exhibit featuring Etchings by Roger Frey of Woodbridge, and Jewelry by Tyler Kulenguski of Annandale. A Meet the Artists Reception will be held on Saturday, March 10th, from 1 to 5 pm. The exhibit runs through April 2nd. The gallery is open 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily (except major holidays), and is located at 309 Mill Street in Historic Occoquan. For more information contact the gallery at 703-494-0584 or browse:

10 Needlework Show & Sale, Creating a Japanese Temari Ball with Trish Harris, 3/10/18 and 3/15/18 from 3PM-6PM

10 2nd Saturday Writers Guild, invites seasoned through beginning, fiction, creative non-fiction, and poetry writers to it's first meeting, March 10, 1pm-3:pm NVCC Woodbridge Library room 230, 2645 College Drive, Arts and Science Building (WAS), Woodbridge. Free parking is available in lots marked B. For more information or questions, email June Forte at

10 Loft Gallery Meet the Artist Reception, Flights of Fancy, Saturday March 10 1-4PM See not-so-still-life Pastel Paintings by Deanna Boling, PSA. at The Loft Gallery, 313 Mill Street, Occoquan. call The Loft
Gallery 703-490-1117

10,11 Convergence 2018 is the only major jazz dance festival in the area and a rare opportunity to witness a large-scale tribute to American's indigenous dance art form with area dance companies showcasing their newest dance creations. Jazz dance has changed as jazz music itself has advanced and as popular culture has shifted. Jazz dance is a true American art form, with 20th century styles evolving and merging toward today's 21st century music. Convergence 2018 is a sequence of jazz, tap, hip-hop, and musical theater dance numbers, in the vaudevillian or revue style. Each company brings something unique to the stage. The dancers may blend jazz with hip hop, tap with jazz, or modern dance with a contemporary flair. Participating this year are Dancin’ Unlimited Jazz Dance Company, Encore Performers, iMpulse (Metropolitan School of the Arts), MYTE (Metropolitan Youth Tap Ensemble), Seton Hill Dance Company, and SOLEdarity. The show is family friendly with plenty of free parking. All patrons must have a ticket regardless of age.
“A dance festival with energy and soul.”

Saturday, March 10, 2018 @7:30 PM
Sunday, March 11, 2018 @ 2:00 PM
Sunday, March 11, 2018 @ 5:30 PM

14 Needlework Show & Sale, Nuido - The Joy and Journey of Japanese Embroidery with Anne Brown Bare
DATE: 3/14/18 and 3/21/18 from 3PM-5PM

17, Apr 14 Teen Job Fairs at South County High School on March 17 and Mount Vernon High School on April 14. These fairs are open to all Fairfax County high school students and are an excellent opportunity to find new talent for your business. If you are interested in joining us to as a vendor for one or both of these great events, Contact Supervisor Dan Storck.

17,18 Hearth Cooking Classes at Gunston Hall. Saturday and Sunday March 17 & 18. The ultimate weekend experience in slow food employing 18th century techniques creating period dishes. Each registration includes all materials needed and lunch for $125. Wear natural fiber clothing as you will work around an open fire. For more information, contact Mary Kristen Craver at 703-550-9220 or

17 American Heritage Girls of Cranford Curch Pancake Breakfast. Saturday, March 17, 8:30.

17 Needlework Show & Sale, All That Glitters is Goldwork! Workshop with Deborah Merrick-Wilson 3/17/18 and 3/28/18 from 4PM – 6PM

18 Ides of Bark. The untimate event for you and your Canine friend. Sunday, March 18, 1-4pm Free Admission at Grist Mill Park with games, prizes, food, fun venders, health assessments, and demonstrations buy the Fairfax County Police K-9 unit. Bring your proof of rabies shot and get your dog license. Call Supervisor Dan Storck or browse Inclusion and ADA s upport 703-324-8727 or TTY 711

20. How to Create a Family History of Lasting Value. Tuesday, March 20, from 1 pm to 3 pm, presentation by Board-certified genealogist and author Tom Jones, at the Mount Vernon Genealogical Society monthly meeting. The speaker will provide insights on how to create a family history that future generations will cherish. The talk will take place in room 112 of the Hollin Hall Senior Center, 1500 Shenandoah Road, in the Mount Vernon area. The meeting is free and open to the public. Browse or call 703-768-4101.

24 Cranford Church annual Ham & Oyster Dinner, Saturday, March 24, 4:00-7:pm

24 Cranford Youth Carwash, March 24 10:am -1:00 at the Lorton Firehouse.

24 Needlework Show & Sale, Painting with Wool – Needle Felting Workshop with Dani Ives, 3/24/18 from 3PM – 6PM

24 Needlework Show & Sale, What’s In Your Closet- Thrift Shop or Treasure? 3/24/18 from 10AM - 4PM

25 Pohick Church Palm Sunday 7:45, 9:00, and 11:15.

25 Palm Sunday at Silverbrook UMC Sunday, March 25, 10am, 8616 Silverbrook Road, Call 703.690.4159 or browse

26 Prince William Art Society meets March 26, at 7:30 with a program by Anne Sanchez, PWAS Treasurer and art adventurer will share techniques of Acrylic Pouring. If you have ever wondered about this relatively new technique and ways in which to achieve some of the beautiful effects possible, come watch Ms. Sanchez demonstrate the process. Meetings, in the Tall Oaks Community Center are free and open to the public. For further information/directions email Jim Gallagher at: or browse

26 Needlework Show & Sale, Children’s Needlework Workshop with Nelly’s Needlers, 3/26/18 from 3PM-5PM

29 Cranford Church Maundy Thursday Service, Tursday, March 29, 7:30. 9912 Old Colchester Road. Browse

29 Maundy Thursday worship service with Holy Communion at Silverbrook United Methodist Church, Thursday, March 29, 7pm at 8616 Silverbrook Road, Call 703.690.4159 or browse

29 Pohick Church Maundy Thursday, 7:30 pm

30 Good Friday Service, Silverbrook United Methodist Church, Friday, March 30, 7pm Call 703.690.4159 or browse

30 Pohick Church Good Friday March 30, 12: to 3:00

31 Occoquan Peep Show, Look for stores displaying yellow balloons to see dioramas of Peeps doing unusual things in many categories and find results of public contest. Enjoy a historic 1700's atmosphere. Register to enter the contest at Town Hall and drop off entry by March 26 by 4:00pm.

31 Cranford Church Easter Egg Hunt, Saturday, March 31 9:00-11:00


1 Easter Outdoor Service, Silverbrook United Methodist Church. Sunday, April 1, 8am, followed by 8:45am Fellowship Breakfast. 10am Easter Worship Service with Holy Communion. 8616 Silverbrook Road, Call 703.690.4159 or browse

1 Pohick Church Easter Sunday, Lighting of the Paschal Candle 5:30 Festival Holy Eucharist at 7:45 a.m., 9:15 a.m., and 11:15 a.m.

7 Annual Silent Auction on Apr 7th. For the Horses at Jarvis Stable, Sat 1 PM · Hamilton, VA

Apr 14 Teen Job Fair at Mount Vernon High School on April 14. These fairs are open to all Fairfax County high school students and are an excellent opportunity to find new talent for your business. If you are interested in joining us to as a vendor for one or both of these great events, Contact Supervisor Dan Storck.

21 MCCP Annual Gala Join us on Saturday, April 21, at the Country Club of Fairfax, for the MCCP Annual Gala Celebrating our Community Champions of Children's Health. Mark your calendars today and watch your email for sponsorship and auction donation opportunities, and information about individual tickets.


HeartBeats Music & Dance Center

Dansk Day Spa, Occoquan 703-492-1991

Pro Grounds Landscaping

Free Call 811 before you dig message from Aria Energy.

Discount Energy Services Call 703-550-0035

Crosspointe Animal Hospital

Labella Bridal & Consignment boutique

Ellis & Dutson Orthodontics, Lorton, Virginia, Call 703-750-9393

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