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Monthly:

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

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

 

 

May

20 Concert by Trio Giusto, Saturday evening, May 20th at 7:30 PM. Trio Giusto features three young award winning musicians, a cellist, violinist and pianist. They will perform works by Bruch, Mendelssohn, Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich and others as a trio and as soloists. There will be no tickets sold, only a token door fee is requested. Snacks will be provided. Congregation Ner Shalom is located at14010 Spriggs Road in Woodbridge.

22 The Prince William Art Society will hold its monthly meeting on 22 May 2017, 7:30 pm, at the Tall Oaks Community Center, 12298 Cotton Mill Dr., Lake Ridge. After the Business part of the meeting, the Prince William Art Society will be awarding the Jewell Prat Burns Scholarship for the tenth consecutive year, to an area high school senior going on to major in the Arts in college. Browse: princewilliamartsociety.org for driving directions, and further information on the club.


 

June


3 Walk for Water, June 3, On-site registration and check-in opens at 8:00 am Walk steps off at 9:00 am. New Hope Church in Lorton is organizing a Walk 4 Water to raise money for a well. Young girls, in Africa walk to fetch contaminated water for their families. This event will raise funds to drill a well in the Ugandan village of Bumirambako. You can Register online at www.w4ki.org/walk4water or at New Hope Church on the day of the event. To find out more about New Hope Church, please visit www.newhope.org. See Story.

3 Sounds of Pohick Music Concert, Saturday, June 3 at 4:00 PM. annual concert in the historic church, All ages are welcome. Musical groups featured are the St. Francis Choir and St. Cecelia/St. Alban Choir, both for children; the Pohick Pickers, an instrumental group; the Pohick Bell Choir, who will ring handbells and handchimes; the Pohick Early Church Music Ensemble, which sings 16th and 17th century anthems; and the Choir of Pohick, the nearly 40-voice adult choir. Musical instruments include guitars, fiddle, bass, tin whistle, Celtic harp, organ, piano, keyboard and percussion. There is no charge for the concert, but a free will offering will be collected. A reception follows in the parish hall after the concert. call the church office at 703-339-6572, or visit the website at www.pohick.org .

3 RiverPalooza, a summer series of paddle events along the Shenandoah and Potomac rivers. The series kicks off June 3rd in Harpers Ferry, with paddle events by day and a BBQ & Bluegrass party at night with Barefoot Movement, called “the future of Tennessee bluegrass” by Rolling Stone. Information and registration is at PotomacRiverkeeperNetwork.org. See Story.

3 Congregation Ner Shalom invites community and friends to their first annual Team Trivia Night June 3rd from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Ages 13 and above are welcome to participate. Funds will help defray the cost of Torah repairs and there will be a 50/50 drawing to support a Ner Shalom Scholarship.
Tickets are $20 per individual, $15 when RSVP is received or $90 for a team of six. Snacks and prizes will be provided. Ner Shalom, 14010 Spriggs Road in Woodbridge. There will also be a raffle. RSVP by May 30th to Harry Kantrovich at profharry@aol.com.

6 Annual South County Golf Classic. The annual golf outing benefitting the SCHS Athletic Boosters Club and PTSO is scheduled to be held on Tuesday, June 6, 2017, at Laurel Hill Golf Club. It will be a 12:30p.m. "shotgun start" (practice facilities access beginning at 11:00a.m.). The $160 participation fee ($135 for FCPS employees) includes: grilled lunch at the turn, beverages on the course, dinner (all you can eat and drink), golf with cart, and spectacular prizes! To register and for additional sponsorship opportunities. For more information on playing, sponsorship, and rules/regulations, contact Liz Mullany or Dane Work.

7 Patient Appreciation Day Trunk Show on June 7th 3pm-7pm. Clearfinity Eyecare Optometrist, "Summer Kickoff" with music, platters, and drinks there will be an array of featured frames from 2 vendors on hand 40% off Featured Frames, 1 Day Only. Exclusions Apply. Cannot Be Combined With Vision Benefits.There will be opportunities to acquire up to 50% off eyeglasses and sunglasses along with raffles and giveaways. We look forward to seeing you! Dr. Laura Frederick O.D., Lexi and Bianca, Call today to RSVP, 703-293-5222. 9000 Lorton Station Blvd, Ste. M

8 Celebrate Frank Lloyd Wright's 150th Birthday! Thursday, June 8, Picnic like it's 1939! Come to the Pope-Leighey House, bring the picnic, blanket or chairs. Prizes for the best 1930's-1940's picnic vignette. Swing band Craig Gildner & The Blue Sky 5 will be playing 1940's tunes and here will be twilight tours of our special house, the only home of his open to the public as a museum in the D.C. area. Register: woodlawnpopeleighey.org/frank-lloyd-wright-birthday-events

10 Ice Cream Social Fundraiser Saturday, June 10, 12-4p For $20, you'll receive a handmade bowl created by Workhouse Ceramics artists, students, and instructors, and we’ll even fill the bowl with delicious ice cream! This year’s fun includes live performances by the Fort Belvoir Center for American Military Music Opportunities (CAMMO), a dunking machine ($5 for 3 balls), Sonic Records recording artist Lionel Ward, a scavenger hunt, and a raffle to win a spot in an upcoming ceramics workshop. All proceeds from the Ice Cream Social benefit the Workhouse Arts Center Ceramics Program. Browse: workhousearts.org/event/ice-cream-social-fundraiser

10 Meet-The-Artist-Reception, Saturday, June 10, 1 – 4 pm. “Everyday Life” Janet Flickinger’s featured artist show at The Loft Gallery in Occoquan.

13 Fairfax County’s free Family Caregiver Telephone Support Group meets by phone on Tuesday, June 13, 7-8 p.m. This month’s topic is Vacationing: How to Make it Work When You're a Caregiver. Register beforehand at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/OlderAdults and click on Telephone Caregiver Support Group. Call 703-324-5484, TTY 711.

14 Jeremiah Project's Annual Spring Golf Outing, Wednesday, June 14, with a 9 a.m. tee-off at Reston National Golf Club, Reston, Virginia.
• Jeremiah Project provides short-term mission trips for middle-school students. We make homes warmer, dryer, safer and more accessible for families in Virginia and West Virginia. • Browse: jeremiahproject.org/golf-outing or call 703-868-0144

14 Volunteers Changing the World, One Child at a Time. Come hear about the awarding winning and innovative GrandInvolve Program and how you can volunteer in local schools on Wednesday, June 14, 11 a.m. at the Lorton Library, 9520 Richmond Hwy, Lorton, VA 22079.
The GrandInvolve program places older adults who offer their skills and talents to students directly into Fairfax County Title 1 elementary schools. The seniors volunteer at the schools at least once a week for several hours assisting with reading and math, material preparation, library services, mentoring and kindergarten readiness.
To register, RSVP to info@grandinvole.org. For more information on GrandInvolve, visit www.grandinvolve.org/

16, 17, 23, 24 Jane Eyre Presented by Castaways Repertory Youth Theatre adapted from Charlotte Brontë’s novel. Performances open June 16 Fridays and Saturdays for two weekends. Ferlazzo Building, 15941 Donald Curtis Dr, Woodbridge, General Admission available at the door before each show: $12.00 each; Children 12 and under: $8; Ages 3 and under are free. Cash and checks are accepted at the door. Browse: homeschooltheatretroupe.com

20 Sons of the American Revolution (SAR). Tuesday, June 20, from 1:00-3:00 p.m., presentation by Paul Walden and Dave Thomas at the Mount Vernon Genealogical Society meeting. The speakers will talk about how one can join the SAR and about the records available at the SAR Genealogical Research Library in Louisville, Kentucky. Both speakers are active members and current officers of the SAR's George Washington Chapter in northern Virginia. 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.

21 Fairfax County is offering a free Medicare 101 presentation on Wednesday, June 21, 10-11:30 a.m. at Reston Community Center, 2310 Colts Neck Rd., Reston. Find out more at www.­fairfaxcounty.­gov/­olderadults and click on Medicare and Insurance Counseling-VICAP.

23, 24 Jane Eyre Presented by Castaways Repertory Youth Theatre adapted from Charlotte Brontë’s novel. Last weekend. Ferlazzo Building, 15941 Donald Curtis Dr, Woodbridge, General Admission available at the door before each show: $12.00 each; Children 12 and under: $8; Ages 3 and under are free. Cash and checks are accepted at the door. Browse: homeschooltheatretroupe.com

30 Flu Shot for $15. for travelers not yet vaccinated. Last Day! Walk in any morning from 8:00am until 12:00noon. Call 703-220-6006

 

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