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

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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

Thirsty Third Thursday, South Fairfax Chamber of Commerce


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.

2nd Saturday Writers Guild invites seasoned and beginning fiction, creative nonfiction and poetry writers to its meeting from 1 3 p.m. at Northern Virginia Community College. Writers are encouraged to read from their work, ask for member critiques and participate in discussions. The Guild meets in the college library, Room 230, 2645 College Drive, Arts and Science Building (WAS), Woodbridge. For more information or questions, email June Forte at

JULY Occoquan Lemonade Stroll & Sale

4 Special Declaration of Independence Reading in Historic Pohick Church, The community is invited on Thursday, July 4th to a free public reading of the Declaration of Independence in 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. For additional information, call the church office at 703-339-6572, or visit the website at .

4 Cancelled Lorton Independence Day Parade & Festival.

5 Music & Movies on Mill, FRI 5, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM The Sidleys (Rock/Soul) Music & Movies, River Mill Park, 458 Mill Street, Occoquan.

6 The Artists’ Undertaking Gallery in Historic Occoquan, presents “Hot Diana, Cool Copper”, an exhibit featuring the popular Diana Series paintings by Roger Frey of Woodbridge, and Copper Work by Anne Jordan of Fairfax. A Meet the Artists Reception will be held on Saturday, July 6th, from 1 to 5 pm. The exhibit runs through August 5. The gallery is located at 309 Mill Street in Historic Occoquan. For more information contact the gallery at 703-494-0584 or at

8 Registration Begins for Historic Pohick Church July Vacation Bible School. Preregister now at Pohick Church at 703-339-6572 or See Story.

13 Meet-The-Artists Reception: Saturday, July 13, 2019; 1:00 – 4:00 pm. “RED…WHITE…BLUE” Original artwork by the Loft Gallery Artists. Join the Loft Gallery in celebrating our nation's birthday, and not just on the Fourth of July, but for the entire month through Sunday, August 4. And, as a special added attraction, we are also featuring one of our newest artists, Chong Teasley, in a mini-exhibit. A number of the artists will be on hand to discuss their work or just shoot the breeze. Browse:

13 Supervisor Dan Storck 2nd Saturday Office Hours for July 13: Lorton Library 9520 Richmond Hwy, Lorton, hours 9-11:30 am And
Mount Vernon District office 2511 Parkers Lane, Mount Vernon,12:30pm-3:00pm

16. There's More to the Census Than What's Online. Tuesday, July 16, 1-3 pm, presentation at the monthly meeting of the Mount Vernon Genealogical Society, by genealogist Sharon Hodges about how to fully understand what a U.S. census record actually says. The talk will take place in Room 112 of the Hollin Hall Senior Center, 1500 Shenandoah Road, in the Mount Vernon area. The presentation is free and open to the public. Browse

20 Watermelon Day,
Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 11 AM – 2 PM, Nalls Produce, 7310 Beulah St, Alexandria. Also, see Kids workshops EVENTS on Facebook.

30 Twilight & Tipple Tuesday Tours will take place on July 30, August 27, September 10, September 24, and October 22 - so pick whichever night works best for you! Join us this season for a unique opportunity to experience Frank Lloyd Wright’s Pope-Leighey House by twilight! Our tour series is a rare chance to see one of Wright’s houses illuminated against a night sky, bringing a whole new dimension and radiance to the typical tour experience. We only offer a few tours a year in the evening, so seize this great opportunity today! Grab a drink or two, which is included in the price of your ticket, and walk through the house on a leisurely, open house style tour with plenty of time to take stunning photos.



10 Penny's 8th Birthday Pary Saturday August 10th at 11:am.



29 First Annual Lorton Volunteer Fire Department 12K
Race date: Sunday, September 29th
Race location:
Burke Lake
7315 Ox Rd,
Fairfax Station, VA 22039
Schedule: 09/29/2019 Packet Pickup: 08:00 AM Start time: 9:00 AM Awards: 10:30 AM
End time: 11:00 AM
Early Registration: $30 (May 16 - Aug 15) Regular Registration: $35 (Aug 16 - Sep 29) Raceday: $40
This is an out-and-back course almost completely around Burke Lake. The start/finish is at the northern end of the Burke Lake Park Ice Cream Parlor/Merry-Go-Round parking lot on main roadway ("Start" is painted on road surface). The race proceeds clockwise around lake over mildly rolling terrain. The first half mile is on the paved main roadway. After crossing the small bridge, bear right onto the dirt path, keeping the lake on your right. Continue on dirt path (watch for tree roots and protruding rocks!). Proceed for another three miles to turnaround and then proceed counterclockwise around lake back to the start/finish. The turnaround is past the earthen dam and is approximately 200 yards past the 4.0 mile marker (if you reach the public marina, you've gone too far!). Race sentries are stationed and water is available at the turnaround.
Each runner will receive a T-shirt and one-of-a-kind medal.
All proceeds will go to Lorton Fire & Rescue Station


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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