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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.

Third Saturdays:

OWL Writer’s group regular meetings 1:30 pm in Occoquan. RSVP to owl-write@perelman.net. Location TBA

 

 

July

27 Supervisor Storck is hosting meetings with community members to discuss the upcoming changes to the comprehensive plan in preparation to the Embark Richmond Highway widening. Each meeting will take place from 7:00-9:00 pm, 7/27/2017 South Richmond Highway - Woodlawn Elementary School 8505 Highland Lane.

28 Melodime, Grist Mill Park, Friday, July 28, 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

29 Darkness at Noon preview program at Sully Historic Site in Chantilly, The programs will focus on the history of eclipses and prepare you for this year’s display by teaching you how to make your own pinhole box for safely viewing the eclipse. A total solar eclipse crosses the United States on August 21, 2017, and Fairfax County residents will see about 80 percent of the sun shadowed by the moon. The Fairfax County Park Authority has several programs designed to make your eclipse experience safe and memorable. The cost of these programs ranges from $7 to $12 per person, and solar eclipse glasses will be provided to attendees at all the programs. For more information on the eclipse-themed programs in Fairfax County parks, visit https://go.usa.gov/xNvvb. Web: http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/press/html/psa209-17.htm

29 Jarekus Singleton, Workhouse Arts Center, Saturday, July 29, 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

 

 

August

4 The Town of Occoquan presents Music on Mill, a free outdoor summer concert series at Occoquan’s River Mill Park on Friday and Saturday evenings from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Visitors are invited to bring a blanket or chair, pack a picnic and enjoy an evening of music and family-friendly entertainment in Occoquan. Friday August 4, 2017 Jahnel Daliya (Folk / Pop

4 Jeff Little Trio, Grist Mill Park, Friday, August 4, 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

5 Lox and Vodka, Workhouse Arts Center At Lorton, Saturday, August 5, 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

7, 14, "Wrapped Gems by Fred" Free Demonstrations on Mondays in August. Meet the artist and get items "wrapped" during a personal demonstration any time between 11AM-5PM. Fred Walker "The Artist" will be answering questions and sharing the "ART" of wrapping to those who would like to have one of there items wrapped. All GEM stones are obtained in it's "RAW" form.. They are then tumbled for 6 weeks then polished and wrapped for display and sale. They are wrapped in sterling silver as is to make it unique and original.
For Additional Information: Contact Fred Walker at wf1717walk@verizon.net


10,11 Laurel Hill Golf Club is proud to host the upcoming Middle Atlantic PGA Junior Tour Championship.
The Middle Atlantic PGA Junior Tour is a dedicated tournament series for junior golfers ages 10 to 18 and of all skill levels. The Junior Tour hosts more than 35 tournaments from mid-June to mid-August in Virginia, Maryland, and the Greater Washington Metropolitan areas.
Laurel Hill Golf Club’s 7,010-yard, par 71 course will offer the perfect challenge to these participants. The 9,400-square foot clubhouse will accommodate post-play celebration.
Laurel Hill Golf Club is owned and operated by the Fairfax County Park Authority. For more information or to reserve a tee time, visit online at http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/golf/lhgc or call 703-439-8849. Laurel Hill Golf Club is located at 8701 Laurel Crest Drive, Lorton.
Web: http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/press/html/ir105-17.htm

11 Barefoot Movement (Bluegrass) Rutherford Park
4710 Guinea Road, Fairfax, Friday Evening, 7:30-8:30 p.m.

11 Wyland, Grist Mill Park, Friday August 11, 7:30

12 Workhouse Brewfest, August 12, 1p-8p, Workhouse Brewfest is back for its second year! The event brings together the best local and regional craft breweries, artisanal distilleries, and Virginia wineries for a festive day of sampling and live performances by some of the area's best bands! All proceeds benefit the arts and education programs at the Workhouse Arts Center. http://workhousebrewfest.org

15 Finding Plantation and Pre- and Post-Civil War Records on Your Virginia Ancestors. Tuesday, August 15, from 1:00-3:00 p.m., presentation by Char McCargo Bah at the Mount Vernon Genealogical Society meeting. The speaker will discuss less frequently used record groups to show the kinds of information you can find about your pre- and post-Civil War Virginia ancestors and their plantation. 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 or call 703-768-4101.

18 Karl Stoll & The Danger Zone, Grist Mill Park, Friday, Aug 18, 7:30

19 The Honey Dewdrops, Workhouse Arts Center At Lorton, Saturday, August 19, 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

20 The Historic Pohick Church Docents Guild will be sponsoring a book talk and signing on August 20 following the 10 AM worship service (about 11 AM) in the Parish Hall. Don Hakenson, award winning author and producer of of Civil War books and a Mosby documentary, will talk about the Civil War history in and around Pohick Church. Don will be bringing a total of four books and will be there to sign them. In addition, he will have a DVD to sell. For further information, contact the church office at (703) 339-6572. Historic Pohick Episcopal Church is located at 9301 Richmond Highway, Lorton, VA 22079.

20 Darkness at Noon preview program at ECLP, A total solar eclipse crosses the United States on August 21, 2017, and Fairfax County residents will see about 80 percent of the sun shadowed by the moon. The Fairfax County Park Authority has several programs designed to make your eclipse experience safe and memorable. The cost of these programs ranges from $7 to $12 per person, and solar eclipse glasses will be provided to attendees at all the programs. For more information on the eclipse-themed programs in Fairfax County parks, visit https://go.usa.gov/xNvvb. Web: http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/press/html/psa209-17.htm

20 Safely See the Great American Eclipse program at Hidden Oaks and at Cub Run RECenter in Chantilly. In these, you’ll learn the science behind eclipses and how to view them safely.

21 Burke Lake Park, Day of the Eclipse programs Sign up soon because other eclipse programs in Fairfax County parks are already sold out.

21 Lake Accotink Park, and Day of the Eclipse programs Sign up soon because other eclipse programs in Fairfax County parks are already sold out.

21 Historic Huntley in Alexandria. Day of the Eclipse programs Sign up soon because other eclipse programs in Fairfax County parks are already sold out. A total solar eclipse crosses the United States on August 21, 2017, and Fairfax County residents will see about 80 percent of the sun shadowed by the moon. The Fairfax County Park Authority has several programs designed to make your eclipse experience safe and memorable. The cost of these programs ranges from $7 to $12 per person, and solar eclipse glasses will be provided to attendees at all the programs. For more information on the eclipse-themed programs in Fairfax County parks, visit https://go.usa.gov/xNvvb. Web: http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/press/html/psa209-17.htm

21, 28 "Wrapped Gems by Fred" Free Demonstrations on Mondays in August. Meet the artist and get items "wrapped" during a personal demonstration any time between 11AM-5PM. Fred Walker "The Artist" will be answering questions and sharing the "ART" of wrapping to those who would like to have one of there items wrapped. All GEM stones are obtained in it's "RAW" form.. They are then tumbled for 6 weeks then polished and wrapped for display and sale. They are wrapped in sterling silver as is to make it unique and original.
For Additional Information: Contact Fred Walker at wf1717walk@verizon.net

25 Andrew Acosta Band, Grist Mill Park, Friday, August 25, 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

26 King Soul, Workhouse Arts Center At Lorton, Saturday, August 26, 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

27 Back to School picnic at Pope-Leighy house, Sunday, August 27 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Bring a picnic and we will supply the fun, including open-house-style tours of the most favorite Frank Lloyd Wright house. We will be focused on a 'back to school' theme, Individual Tickets will be $15, beginning in July.
woodlawnpopeleighey.org/frank-lloyd-wright-birthday-events

27 Learn American Indian Culture at Huntley’s Powhatan’s People. Discover some elements of the Algonquian culture of the Powhatan and Tauxenet Indians such as crafting stone tools, hunting, and farming. Appreciate Native American tradition against the historic setting of the 19th century house. End the day playing games. This program at Historic Huntley is from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, August 27, 2017 and costs $8 per person. Historic Huntley is located at 6918 Harrison Lane, Alexandria, For more information, call 703-768-2525 or visit http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/huntley-meadows-park/historic-huntley.htm

 

September

1 Friday, September 1, 2017 FeelFree (Reggae / Rock) River Mill Park is located at 458 Mill Street in downtown Historic Occoquan. Free parking is available on-street or in municipal parking lots. For additional information, visit www.occoquanva.gov/summer-concerts.html or www.facebook.com/OccoquanCraftShow.

9 Annual Crab Feast Dinner at Pohick Church, sponsored by the Brotherhood of St Andrew, will be held Saturday, September 9th in the Common Room from 3:30 pm until 6:00 pm. The menu will include crabs, fried fish, steamed shrimp, potato salad, pork barbecue sandwiches, corn, hush puppies, and hot dogs for the kids. The cost is $30.00 per adult (ages 21 and older), $15 for children ages 13-20 and children under the age of 12 are free. For tickets and more information contact Alan McCall at photoguy53@comcast.net or call the church office at (703) 339-6572. Historic Pohick Church is located at 9301 Richmond Highway, Lorton.

16 Saturday, September 16, 2017 James Drakes and the Chris Taylor Trio (Acoustic Rock) River Mill Park is located at 458 Mill Street in downtown Historic Occoquan. Free parking is available on-street or in municipal parking lots. For additional information, visit www.occoquanva.gov/summer-concerts.html or www.facebook.com/OccoquanCraftShow.

21 Laurel Hill Golf Club is proud to host Middle Atlantic Amateur Championship, September 21 through September 24. The Middle Atlantic PGA Junior Tour is a dedicated tournament series for junior golfers ages 10 to 18 and of all skill levels. The Junior Tour hosts more than 35 tournaments from mid-June to mid-August in Virginia, Maryland, and the Greater Washington Metropolitan areas.
For more information or to reserve a tee time, visit online at http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/golf/lhgc or call 703-439-8849. Laurel Hill Golf Club is located at 8701 Laurel Crest Drive, Lorton, VA.
Web: http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/press/html/ir105-17.htm

30 Historic Pohick Church Annual Country Fair, Saturday, September 30. The 72nd Annual Pohick Church Country Fair will be held on Saturday, September 30th from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The purpose of the Pohick Country Fair is to extend a welcome to members of the local community and Fairfax County, inviting them to visit the historic church grounds for a day of fun and relaxation. The Fair includes games, booths, moon bounce, smoked pork barbecue, funnel cakes, homemade apple butter, Children’s Games, historic church tours, organ concerts, live music, a classic car show, a Boy Scout camping and cooking demo, and much more. Pohick Church is located at 9301 Richmond Highway in Lorton, on U.S. Route 1 between Telegraph Road and Pohick Road. For more information call Fair Chairman Doug Smith at 703-644-0480 or visit the Pohick Church website at www.pohick.org .

30 Registration is now open for the South County High School Band’s 3rd Annual Twilight Rock -n- Run 5K. This yearly family-oriented event on September 30, 2017 also features a 1-mile Glow Walk and a Kids’ Fun Run. The evening run benefits the South County High School Band program. To register or for additional information about the Race Day Schedule and packet pick-up go to www.schsbands.org.

29, 30 The Castaway Repertory Theatre announces Arsenic and Old Lace by Joseph Kesselring; Directed by Hanna Butler at The Ferlazzo Building, 15941 Donald Curtis Dr, Woodbridge,
Performance Dates:
September 29
September 30
October 1 (m)
October 6
October 7 (m & e)
October 13
October 14
October 15 (m)
Evening performances are at 8:00 pm and matinees are at 2:00 pm

 

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Discount Energy Services Call 703-550-0035

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

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