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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

 

October

6 8:00 PM Friday
7 2:00 PM Saturday
7 8:00 PM Saturday

The Castaway Repertory Theatre announces their Fall Show: Arsenic and Old Lace, Written by Joseph Kesselring, Directed by Hannah Butler. The script is a A delightful combination of the macabre with the farcical. Martha and Abby Brewster are famous in their Brooklyn neighborhood for their numerous acts of charity. Come explore their wonderful old house, meet their eccentric friends and partake of their home-made elderberry wine … if you dare.

Location: The Dr. A. J. Ferlazzo Building, 15941 Donald Curtis Dr, Woodbridge. General admission is $15.00 with discounts. It plays weekends beginning September 29 and for two more weekends in October with matinees. Evening curtains are 8:pm.

5 You are invited to share in the Prayer and Healing Service held on the first Thursday each month. Come to Cranford Church October 5 at 6:30pm and lighten your load.

7 This month's show at the Loft Gallery in Occoquan goes through November 5th. It includes one-of-a-kind works in woodturning by George Jones III and
impressionist paintings by Susan Norman reminiscent of Mary Cassatt. Meet this months featured artists at the Loft Gallery Saturday, Oct.7th, from 1 – 4 pm.

7 Blessing of the Animals at Sydenstricker Church Saturday, October 7 at 2 PM in the grove next to the main sanctuary (weather permitting). Everyone is invited to bring their pet and receive a special blessing along with a certificate commemorating the event. All pets must be leashed or crated. If your animal can’t make it, you can bring a photo of them. This event is free and donations will be taken for local animal rescue teams. For more information, contact the church at 703-451-8223 or visit sydenstrickerumc.org.

8 Enjoy a unique literary event: “In the Company of Laureates” Sunday, October 8th, from 1pm to 5pm, at the Hylton Performing Arts Center, Merchant Hall. It is free for the public to meet our local Poets Laureate
and Poets Laureate from five neighboring states. The event includes a full schedule of performances, activities and workshops. Sponsored by the PWC Arts Council and The Clearbrook Foundation, this day of poetry has been organized by the Poet Laureate Circle. E-mail: Nancy Kyme director of the Clearbrook Center at <contact @tackettsmill.com>,

13 8:00 PM Friday
14 8:00 PM Saturday
15 2:00 PM Sunday

The Castaway Repertory Theatre announces their Fall Show: Arsenic and Old Lace, Written by Joseph Kesselring, Directed by Hannah Butler. The script is a A delightful combination of the macabre with the farcical. Martha and Abby Brewster are famous in their Brooklyn neighborhood for their numerous acts of charity. Come explore their wonderful old house, meet their eccentric friends and partake of their home-made elderberry wine … if you dare.

Location: The Dr. A. J. Ferlazzo Building, 15941 Donald Curtis Dr, Woodbridge. General admission is $15.00 with discounts. It plays weekends beginning September 29 and for two more weekends in October with matinees. Evening curtains are 8:pm.

13 Lorton residents and the public are invited to the Hope Grows Gala Fundraiser Dinner, Dance, Silent and Live Auctions to be held Friday, October 13, 6:30pm-10:30pm, at The Waterford, 6715 Commerce Street, Springfield, to benefit Rising Hope Mission Church, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and United Methodist Church in Alexandria, which provides food pantry, soup kitchen, clothing, Hypothermia Shelter, emergency and job assistance to the homeless, disabled veterans, ex-offenders, and families in need.

October 14 Join the Friends of the Occoquan River in helping to clean-up and preserve one of greater Lorton's most important natural resources: The Occoquan River! Help to clean-up and preserve one of our region’s most important natural resources: The Occoquan River! Saturday, October 14th from 9 am-12 pm Rain or Shine! Refreshments will be provided.

We are in need of boaters to help assist along the waterways at the various sites. Contact FOTO at 703-624-7124 or browse: friendsoftheoccoquan.org/

14 Learn about constellations, comets and more in astronomy programs in the parks on Saturday, October 14. Find out what’s new in the night sky as naturalists at Huntley Meadows Park take you on a tour astronomical features that can be seen the skies this fall. Indulge in some boardwalk astronomy at the park from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. This program for participants age 12 to adult costs $8 per person. It will be canceled in the event of rain or other severe weather.

17 Genealogy Gems Behind the Ivied Walls. Tuesday, October 17, from 1:00-3:00 p.m., presentation by Sharon Hodges at the Mount Vernon Genealogical Society meeting. Genealogists typically go to courthouses, to archives, and to libraries looking for records but often forget to look at colleges and universities. Learn what types of records might be found behind the ivied walls by the speaker who is Past President of the MVGS. 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 Park After Dark, Mason Neck State Park, October 21, at 6:30 p.m. Usually closed at dark, the park will remain open for our annual Park After Dark evening of storytelling, night hikes and s’mores. There are a lot of animal species who prefer darkness to daylight. The evening is divided into two hiking activities. For the little ones we have the Enchanted Forest hikes beginning at 7 p.m. For the more mature visitors (not suitable for younger children) we will have Night Hikes along a one mile route on park trails without the aid of lights. There is a $5 per car fee for parking. call 703-339-2385. See story.

23 the Prince William Art Society will meet at 7:30 pm at the Tall Oaks Community Center in Lake Ridge to share business updates and show plans. Following the business meeting, there will be a program featuring Fine Artist Tina Kannapel, who will share some of her work along with tips and techniques. Ms. Kannapel currently teaches colored pencil and drawing and her work can be viewed at the Artists' Undertaking Gallery in Occoquan. All meetings are free and open to the public. Further information about the Prince William Art Society is available at https://www.princewilliamartsociety.com/

27 THE ANNUAL BONFIRE AND COOKOUT – hosted by the UMYF, will be held on Friday, October 27 from 6:00-10:00 p.m. (rain date: Friday, November 3). Come on out for some food, fellowship and fun. Bring lawn chairs and blankets to stay cozy by the fire. Share a scary story or your musical talents with us. It's always a great time! If you are able, please bring a gently worn, clean coat to donate for the homeless or a canned good for LCAC.

29 Complete the Circle FOODRaiser, Sunday, October 29, 1:00 PM, Art for the Sky Public Art Project and Community Service Event. Fairfax High School
3501 Rebel Run, Fairfax. Start Planning Now to Be Part of This Fun and Meaningful Event! Event Sponsors and Participating Teams Needed. Run a Food Drive: Call: Linda Patterson, linda@lortonaction.org, 703.339.5161, ext. 140

 

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Discount Energy Services Call 703-550-0035

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