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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

1 Workhouse Fireworks, Admission Free; Parking $20 Cash Only; July 1, 5:00p-9:30p Join the Workhouse celebration or Independence Day together with our friends and family from around Northern Virginia! Enjoy art exhibits and demos, food trucks, local craft beer and wine, a live performance by incredible musician Shane Gamble, and a spectacular fireworks show! Live music begins at 7pm and fireworks start at dusk, typically around 9pm. Admission is free and you’re welcome to bring blankets and lawn chairs; parking is available for $20, cash only, at both the Workhouse Arts Center and Vulcan Materials Company lots.

1 Special Declaration of Independence Reading Saturday, July 1 at 1:00 PM at Historic Pohick Church, First Saturday Event. a free public reading of the Declaration of Independence by historical re-enactor, the Rev. Dr. Thomas Costa, portraying the Rev. Mr. Massey, rector of Pohick Church in 1776. with free guided docent tours of the Colonial Church of George Washington and George Mason following the reading, until 3:00 PM. 9301 Richmond Highway, Lorton. For additional information, call the church office at 703-339-6572, or visit the website at www.pohick.org.

4 In observance of the 4th of July Holiday, Fairfax Connector will operate Saturday service on Tuesday, July 4, 2017. Fairfax Connector routes that operate on Saturdays are 101, 109, 151, 152, 161, 162, 171, 310, 321, 322, 371, 401, 402, 423, 424, 463, 505, 551, 558, 559, 574, 605, 630, 640, 650, 721, 937, 950, 981, 983, RIBS 1, RIBS 2, RIBS 3, RIBS 4, and RIBS 5. If a route is not listed, it does not operate Saturday service and will not operate on Tuesday, July 4, 2017.
With a SmarTrip card, riders can transfer between Fairfax Connector and Metrorail and receive a 50-cent transfer discount. Metrorail offers convenient access to the National Mall, and Fairfax Connector offers late night service at many Metrorail stations throughout the county. Riders are encouraged to view Metro’s 4th of July service plans at www.wmata.com and visit Fairfax Connector website www.fairfaxconnector.com for bus schedules, maps, and trip information.
Visit fairfaxconnector.com; E-mail fairfaxconnector@fairfaxcounty.gov; or call 703-339-7200, TTY 703-339-1608.

6 Cranford Church will host its monthly Prayer & Healing Service, Thursday, July 6 at 6:30 p.m. Cranford UMC is located at 9912 Old Colchester Road, Lorton. This service is held the first Thursday of each month and is open to the community. For more information, please call the office at 703-339-5382. www.cranforduumc.org

7 Safely See the Great American Eclipse program at Huntley Meadows Park in Alexandria, you’ll learn the science behind eclipses and how to view them safely. 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

7 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, July 7, 2017 Maggie Shot Burns (90s Covers), Saturday, July 15, 2017 Rocknoceros (Children's Rock / Pop), Friday August 4, 2017 Jahnel Daliya (Folk / Pop)

7 Plunky & Oneness, Grist Mill Park, Friday, July 7, 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

8 Meet-the-Artist Reception: Saturday, July 8, 6:00-9:00pm Exhibit: Kennebunk to Ketchum: Explorations East to West, Paintings and pastels by Kathleen Best Gillmannat the Arches Gallery, Workhouse Arts Center, 9518 Workhouse Rd., Lorton,

8 North of Mason-Dixon (NOMaD), Workhouse Arts Center, Saturday, July 8, 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

9 Music at the Marina, summer concert series, July 9, 6-7+p.m. Sunday. U.S. Navy Commodores perform a free concert at the Belmont Bay pavilion in Woodbridge. Handicapped+accessible. No+public+restroom. Inclement weather may cause the event to be canceled. FREE 703 535 6288 email=wheatchek@netscape.net

10 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.

10 Pohick Church Vacation Bible School in July The community is invited to register for this summer’s free Vacation Bible School—"Hero Central"—at Pohick Church. Through studying Bible stories, awesome music, snacks, recreation, and crafts, the students will discover their strength in God. The dates are July 10–14, 2017 and the times are 9:00 AM to 12:00 noon. There is no cost for the week-long program for students 3-year-olds through 5th-grade. Preregister 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 Wooddlawn Pope-Leighey will be hosting the Picnic Theatre Company's production of Noel Coward's brilliant 1925 comedy of bad manners at a weekend house party On Wednesday, JULY 12, "Hay Fever" will be performed as a one-act production with the Pope-Leighey House as backdrop. Bring your picnic blankets or folding chairs for outdoor lawn seating. A light picnic dinner will be available for purchase. Outside food is permitted, but please, absolutely no outside alcohol. Wine and a cocktail will be available for purchase on the night of the performance. In the event of rain, the reception and performance will take place in our brand new event tent, and tours of Pope-Leighey House will be available for a short time before the Show. Learn more about Picnic Theater Company on Facebook.

14 Tom Principato Band, Grist Mill Park, Friday, July 14, 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

15 Lemonade Stroll, Saturday, July 15th & Sunday 16th, 10:00am – 5:00pm When life gives you lemons….come to Occoquan….we’re making Lemonade & Lemon treats. Over 25 shops participating, each with a variety of sales and specials. Graze thru Occoquan enjoying Yummy Lemon Treats to keep your energy up for lots of bargain hunting. Look for yellow balloons at participating shops.

15 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. Saturday, July 15, 2017 Rocknoceros (Children's Rock / Pop),

15 Robin and Linda Williams, Workhouse Arts Center At Lorton, Saturday, July 15, 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

18 Only a Few Bones: Case Studies in Assembling Sources to Reconstruct Real-Life Events. Tuesday, July 18, from 1:00-3:00 p.m., presentation by John Philip Colletta, Ph.D., at the Mount Vernon Genealogical Society meeting. Creating a family tree is challenging and fun but your ancestors also had personalities, character traits, motives and aspirations, joys and disappointments, just like you. The speaker will show how to use multiple sources to assemble vivid accounts of ancestral events in historical context and generate biographies of your ancestors' lives. 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 Falls Church High School in Falls Church will host a planetarium adventure on July 18. A naturalist will discuss the wonders of the solar system and offer take-home ideas for safe eclipse viewing. 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

19 Darkness at Noon preview program hosted at Ellanor C. Lawrence Park on July 19. The program 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. 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.

19 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 7/19/2017 Penn Daw / Beacon CBC - Huntington Community Center 5751 Liberty Drive

21 The Hot Lanes Big Band, Grist Mill Park, Friday, July 21, 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

22 Down the Shore, Meet the Artists Reception will be held on Saturday, July 22 from 1 to 5 pm. The Artists’ Undertaking Gallery in Historic Occoquan presents “Down the Shore”, an exhibit that will feature Fused Glass by David & Dale Barnes of Sterling, Pencil Paintings by Tina Kannapel and Oil Paintings by Steve Myles of Reston. The gallery is located at 309 Mill Street in Historic Occoquan.,For more information contact the gallery at 703-494-0584 or at www.theartistsundertaking.com.

22 The Sheets Family, Workhouse Arts Center At Lorton, Saturday, July 22, 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

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

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

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

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

 

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.

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.

 

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