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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

Thirsty Third Thursday, South Fairfax Chamber of Commerce

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.

2nd Saturday Writers Guild invites seasoned and beginning fiction, creative nonfiction and poetry writers to its meeting from 1 p.m.to 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 home1270@gmail.com

 

January

25 Come enjoy chili and beer and support your local therapeutic riding center, Simple Changes. Join your neighbors at Fair Winds Brewery & Tap Room on Saturday, January 25, 2020 to support the riders and horses of Simple Changes! Volunteer to be a chili chef and show off your cooking skills. Details are at www.simplechanges.org.

30 Catjam moved to Feb 6 Supporting Ed Marits good work he does in Mount Vernon area, mostly behind the scenes...catching lost pets, getting them back to their homes, adopted out...he’s located on Rt one... he recently got a Malinois one-year old dog out from euthanasia. Retraining him, (maybe he’ll be a police dog?)

February

Check back for late additions to EVENTS

Jan 30, Feb 1,2 Last weekend for I Hate Hamlet by the CastawaysTheatre.com.

1 The 33rd annual Mount Vernon Town meeting will take place the Saturday, February 1 at Mount Vernon High School, from 7:45 am - noon. The Town Meeting provides a forum to inform the Mount Vernon community about what its government is doing for them, and even more importantly, listen to the people discuss and debate our future. This year’s Town Meeting will include a special tribute to the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment. Chairman Jeff McKay, County Executive Bryan Hill, School Board Chair and Representative Karen Corbett Sanders, Economic Development Authority President and CEO Victor Hoskins, and Fort Belvoir Garrison Commander Colonel Michael Greenberg will be presenting to residents.

6 Free Bluegrass Winter Charity Show, Have a nice dinner and support Second Chance Animal Rescue of Mount Vernon. Thursday, February 6 at 8:pm. The Mixing Bowl -6531 Backlick Road, Springfield the location of JW & Friends. with with Dr. Arthur Lisi and 3 other Cat Jammers.

8 2nd Saturday Writers Guild invites seasoned and beginning fiction, creative nonfiction and poetry writers to its February 8 meeting from 1 p.m.to 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. Free parking is available in lots marked B. For more information or questions, email June Forte at home1270@gmail.com

8 The Artists’ Undertaking Gallery in Historic Occoquan, presents “The Beauty of Wood”. A Meet the Artists Reception will be held on Saturday, February 8, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. This exhibit features Photography and Digital Paintings by David & Jane Ernst of Springfield, and Wooden Boxes by Jon Kaufman of Fairfax Station. The exhibit runs February 4 through March 2. The gallery is open 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily and is located at 309 Mill Street in Historic Occoquan. For more information contact the gallery at 703-494-0584 or at info@artistsundertaking.com.

8 Occoquan Chocolate Walk: Festivities all day and after hours.

8 The Castaways Repertory Theatre announces auditions for Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella. With music by Richard Rodgers, Book by Oscar Hammerstein II and Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. Thursday February 6 - 7:00-9:30 pm and Saturday Feb 8 - 10:30 am -1:30pm. Callbacks for principals only: Mon Feb 10,
Location: The Dr. A. J. Ferlazzo Building, 15941 Donald Curtis Drive Woodbridge.
Auditions will consist of:
1) Song (please bring your own accompaniment music. Recorded music on an electronic device is fine. A piano is available, but bring your own pianist.)
2) One minute monologue - does not have to be memorized.
3) A short dance routine will be taught.
4) There might be readings from the script TBD
Wear comfortable clothes and shoes and be prepared to move about the stage.

15 Winter Encampment with the Second Virginia, Saturday, February 15, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. $5.00 per person, children under 6 are free. Come to Rippon Lodge to meet members of the Second Virginia as we celebrate General George Washington's birthday. See their military encampment, ongoing historical interpretation, cooking, drilling and more. Tours of the historic lodge are included.

The Second Virginia Regiment was authorized by the Virginia Convention, July 17, 1775, as a force of regular troops for the Commonwealth's defense. The Prince William District included Fairfax and Loudoun Counties.

15 Teen Job Fair. If you would like a free table or would like to host a 20-40 minute workshop on a career-building skill such as networking, interviewing tips, or creating a LinkedIn profile, at the Teen Job Fair to be held at South County High School on March 7 from 2p-4p, contact Carla Olivo at colivo@southfairfaxchamber.org no later than February 15.

17 The Brotherhood of Saint Andrew, Pohick Chapter, will sponsor a breakfast following a commemorative service celebrating the birthday of George Washington. The Service and Breakfast will be held on Monday, February 17. The Service will start at 8:30 AM and will follow the Order for Morning Prayer taken from the 1662 English Book of Common Prayer, which is the service Washington followed in his usual Sunday worship at Pohick Church.

Following the service there will be a breakfast hosted by the Brotherhood of St. Andrew with a guest speaker. The Docent Guild will be conducting tours of Historic Pohick Church following the breakfast. Ticket are $10 per person, $25 per family group. For tickets or more information, call the church office at 703-339-6572. Historic Pohick Episcopal Church is located at 9301 Richmond Highway in Lorton, at the corner of U.S. 1 & Telegraph Road. www.pohick.org

18 State Archives: What They Are and How to Use Them. Tuesday, February 18, 1-3 pm, presentation at the monthly meeting of the Mount Vernon Genealogical Society by genealogist John Philip Colletta, who will speak about conducting genealogical research in state archives. 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 http://www.mvgenealogy.org.

22 The Lorton Library will be hosting an Adult Sip and Spell Fundraiser at Fair Winds Brewery, 7000 Newington Rd. Lorton on February 22 from 6-8pm. Registration is $5.00 online at https://www.fairfaxlibraryfoundation.org/events/sip-spell-a-spelling-bee-for-adults-2. Proceeds will benefit a portable story walk/.

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March 1 The annual Needlework Show and Sale opens at Woodlawn Plantation. It includes special exhibits, workshops, with pieces celebrating the passing of the 19th Amendment. Event runs through March 31. General Admission supports saving Woodlawn and Frank Lloyd Wright's Pope-Leighey House. Browse WoodlawnPopeLeighey.org. Woodlawn is currently closed for the Winter.

March 7 The Chamber is looking for businesses to participate in the annual Teen Job Fair to be held at South County High School on March 7 from 2p-4p. Businesses and organizations have the opportunity to showcase their brand in the local community while advertising open positions. First jobs are important and these events help connect teens and employers face-to-face and prepare our youth for the workforce.

If you would like a free table or would like to host a 20-40 minute workshop on a career-building skill such as networking, interviewing tips, or creating a LinkedIn profile, contact Carla Olivo at colivo@southfairfaxchamber.org no later than February 15.

April 18 The Annual Spring into Action Gala - April 18th. Join us for a beautiful evening of great food, music & company at Harbour View on the Occoquan River! As our most anticipated fundraising event of the year, the gala boasts a delicious plated dinner, drinks, live music by the Johnny Artis Band, a Silent Auction & more! Support LCAC's mission while enjoying a lively, fun evening with friends. Purchase individual tickets or a sponsorship package https://lortonaction.ejoinme.org/sponsorships

May 3 Foundation Fighting Blindness will be celebrating it's 15th anniversary Sunday, May 3rd Walk day at Cameron Run Park in Alexandria at 9 AM. The walk is a 3.1 mile walk for those who wish to do it, bring your dogs, kids and families. We will also be recycling eyeglasses. Lions group photo will be taken at 9:15.

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