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Covering the greater Lorton, VA area from Fairfax /Franconia Parkway to Prince William Parkway.

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Mondays:

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 cubmaster_pack2000@yahoo.com

Saturdays:

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. http://www.workhousearts.org/event/scapeopenartstudio/all/

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 www.pohick.org. See Story.

 

2018

 

JULY


4 Special Declaration of Independence Reading at Historic Pohick Church. The community is invited on Wednesday, July 4th to a free public reading of the Declaration of Independence at Historic Pohick Church by historical re-enactor, the Rev. Dr. Thomas Costa, portraying the Rev. Mr. Massey, rector of Pohick Church in 1776. The reading will take place at 12:00 Noon, with free docent tours of the colonial church of George Washington and George Mason following the reading.

6 Squeeze Bayou (Cajun), Grist Mill Park, 4710 Mount Vernon Memorial Hwy, Fridays • 7:30-8:30 p.m.

7 Enter the Haggis (Celtic Rock) , Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton, Saturdays • 7 - 8 p.m. call the HOTLINE at 703-324-SHOW (7469) one hour prior to the program start time.

7 The public is invited to meet the artist at a free opening reception on Saturday, July 7 from 1 to 4 PM. “TRANSITIONS” Loft by Lisa Katic 703-490-1117at The Loft Gallery, 313 Mill Street. Lisa will showcase recent pieces that have been a result of significant transitions in her life. She will talk about how these transitions have impacted her painting and how painting has helped her deal with these challenging transitions.

9 VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL (VBS) will be held at Shiloh Baptist Church (SBC), 10704 Gunston Road, Lorton , VA 22079 from Monday, July 9, thru Thursday July 12, 2018, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm. Men, women, boys, and girls - all ages - are welcome to attend. The theme is: "Discovering the God of the Universe, Colossians 1:15-16." Dinner will be served from 6:00 - 6:45 pm. For registration/information call SBC at 703-550-8557 or contact the church on www.Shilohlorton.org."

9 Registration Begins for Historic Pohick Church July 9-13 Vacation Bible School. The community is invited to register for this summer’s free Vacation Bible School—"Rolling River Rampage"—at Pohick Episcopal Church. Through Bible stories, music, snacks, puppet -shows, games and crafts the students will discover will learn to trust that God will always be with them. The dates are July 9–13, and the times are 9:00 AM to 12:00 noon. There is no cost for the week-long program for 3-year-olds through 5th-grade.
Preregister now at Pohick Church at 703-339-6572 or www.pohick.org. Historic Pohick Church is located at 9301 Richmond Highway, Lorton, VA 22079, on U.S. Route 1 between Telegraph Road and Pohick Road.

12, 14 Auditions: for: THE MADWOMAN OF CHAILLOT
July 12: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
July 14: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
July 17: Callbacks by invitation 7:00 pm to 9:00pm
The Castaways Repertory Theatre auditions for: THE MADWOMAN OF CHAILLOT. Written by Jean Giraudoux. English translation by Maurice Valency, A beautifully comedic play of stark contrasts in human character. For the latest information about Castaways Repertory Theatre, call 703-232-1710 or go to www.castawaystheatre.org


13 C*A*M*M*O (Voice of the American Veterans & Service Members), Grist Mill Park, 4710 Mount Vernon Memorial Hwy, Fridays • 7:30-8:30 p.m.

14 Nalls Ice Cream Social, Saturday July 14, 11am - 2pm, Drop by to get a FREE scoop of Trickling Spring super premium ice cream on Nalls.

14 The Opening Reception with an opportunity to meet the artist is Saturday, July 14 from 6:00-9:00pm. Illuminated ‘Scapes, new work by Kathleen Best Gillmann, Arches Gallery, Bldg W-9, Workhouse Arts Center, 9518 Workhouse Way, Lorton,

14 Machaya (Klezmer), Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton, Saturdays • 7 - 8 p.m. call the HOTLINE at 703-324-SHOW (7469) one hour prior to the program start time.

14 2nd Saturday Writers Guild invites seasoned and beginning fiction, creative nonfiction and poetry writers to its July meeting from 1 p.m.to 3 p.m. at Northern Virginia Community College 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 home1270@gmail.com

15 Grace Bible Church Vacation Bible School, Sunday, July 15th through Thursday, July 19th 6:00pm - 8:30pm "Caravan to Cairo" For more information visit www.gracebiblelorton.com/vbs

16 Summer Bible Camp, July 16-20, Monday through Friday, 9:00am-noon. Harvester Presbyterian Church's annual Summer Bible Camp is open for registration. For Rising 1st through Rising 6th graders. Free. HPCA is located at 7800 Rolling Road, Springfield, VA 22153. No RSVP. Registration is Required. Register here: https://vbspro.events/p/events/7d8465 Public contact info: Call the church at 703/455-7800 or email office@harvesterpca.org with questions. Harvester PCA's website: harvesterpca.org

17 Understanding Your Ancestry: Genographic Project Results to Date. Tuesday, July 17, from 1 pm to 3 pm, presentation by anthropologist Miguel Vilar, at the Mount Vernon Genealogical Society monthly meeting. The speaker will discuss National Geographic’s Genographic Project, which uses DNA analysis and technology to map the genetic journey of humans. 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 www.mvgenealogy.org.

19 South Fairfax Chamber of Commerce for a casual meet and greet July 19th 6pm-9pm Our July Thirsty Third Thursday event will be held at Glory Days Grill, Lorton Station Marketplace. Come as you are, bring a friend or co-worker, network and enjoy the cash bar or order items from the menu.

20 Big Daddy Love (Appalachian Rock), Grist Mill Park, 4710 Mount Vernon Memorial Hwy, Fridays • 7:30-8:30 p.m.

21 Brass 5 (Light Classical/Jazz) , Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton, Saturdays • 7 - 8 p.m.

21 Nalls Watermelon Day. Saturday July 21, 11am - 2pm A day of watermelon themed FREE treats and games, great for the whole family.

26 Summer Concert series at the Crossings at Spring Hill, bring your own chair, limited concessions and drinks available for purchase including beer and wine. Donations will be accepted to benefit the Alzheimer's Association. 8350 Larkspur Drive, Lorton, 6:30- 8:30.

27 Nalls Luau. Saturday July 27, 11am - 2pm Tropical themed free samples and kids games at Nalls to celebrate SUMMER.

27 Chaise Lounge Band (Jazz/Lounge/Swing), Grist Mill Park, 4710 Mount Vernon Memorial Hwy, Fridays • 7:30-8:30 p.m.

28 Mariachi Los Amigos (Mariachi), Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton, Saturdays • 7 - 8 p.m.

 

August

3 Southpaw Country (Country), Grist Mill Park, 4710 Mount Vernon Memorial Hwy, Fridays • 7:30-8:30 p.m. Part of the Mount Vernon Nights Series.

4 Workhouse Brewfest, Saturday, August 4, from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Workhouse Arts Center. More than 30 Virginia craft breweries, artisan distilleries, and Virginia wineries will be on tap at the third annual Workhouse Brewfest. This unique event will feature live performances by 12 of the region’s most popular bands, incredible food trucks, access to 12 air-conditioned art galleries and 65 artist studios. More information and tickets for Workhouse Brewfest are available online at http://WorkhouseBrewfest.Org

10 Ryanhood (Acoustic Rock), Grist Mill Park, 4710 Mount Vernon Memorial Hwy, Fridays • 7:30-8:30 p.m.
11 Kevin Maines and The Volts (Soul/Blues/Jazz) , Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton, Saturdays • 7 - 8 p.m.

11 Kevin Maines and The Volts (Soul/Blues/Jazz) , Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton, Saturdays • 7 - 8 p.m.

11 Penny the Pig's Birthday Party, Saturday August 11, 11am - 2pm. Celebrate Penny's 7th birthday with treats, games, and crafts for kids at Nalls Produce. In lieu of birthday gifts, bring by your spare pennies for us to donate to the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria.

Aug 16 South Fairfax Chamber of Commerce for a casual meet and greet August 16th 6pm-9pm Our Thirsty Third Thursday event will be held at a new place called Alli's Restaurant, 10716 Richmond Hwy, Lorton, In the same business park as Five Guys Headquarters Come as you are, bring a friend or co-worker, network and enjoy the cash bar or order items from the menu.

17 Justin Trawick and the Common Good. (Urban Rock), Grist Mill Park, 4710 Mount Vernon Memorial Hwy, Fridays • 7:30-8:30 p.m.

18 Bill and the Belles (Country/Roots), Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton, Saturdays • 7 - 8 p.m.

24 Bill Kirchen (Rockabilly), Grist Mill Park, 4710 Mount Vernon Memorial Hwy, Fridays • 7:30-8:30 p.m.

25 Washington Balalaika Orchestra (Russian), Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton, Saturdays • 7 - 8 p.m.

31 The Sweetback Sisters (Country), Grist Mill Park, 4710 Mount Vernon Memorial Hwy, Fridays • 7:30-8:30 p.m.

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