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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

Thirsty Third Thursday, South Fairfax Chamber of Commerce


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.

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 See Story.

2nd Saturday Writers Guild invites seasoned and beginning fiction, creative nonfiction and poetry writers to its October 13th meeting from 1 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



3 The Virginia Department of Transportation is holding a public information meeting on plans to widen and make other improvements to about five miles of the Fairfax County Parkway (Route 286) between Route 29 (Lee Highway) and Route 123 (Ox Road). That’s Wednesday, Oct. 3rd at Oak View Elementary School, 5004 Sideburn Rd, Fairfax. The meeting will be from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. with a presentation at 7 p.m. VDOT staff will be available to answer questions. Comments may be provided at the meeting or sent to VDOT by Oct. 15, 2018. E-mail or mail comments to Mr. Sitaram Kodali, P.E., Project Manager, Virginia Department of Transportation, 4975 Alliance Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030. Follow VDOT Northern Virginia on Twitter: @vadotnova

4 Overnight double lane closures will occur on south bound I-95 between the Lorton Road exit (163) and the Route 1 exit (161) for pavement patching. That’s everynight from Monday night, October 1st through Thursday night, Oct. 4th. Two of the four general purpose lanes of southbound I-95 will be closed from 9:30 p.m. each night until 5 a.m. the following morning. Drivers should expect delays and are advised to use alternate routes.

4 Share the food of your own heritage at a casual, unique, potluck dinner, inspired by the current Makers In The Mansion maker exhibit at Woodlawn Plantation Oct. 4th. Each guest, or group of guests, as part of their participation
is asked to bring a favorite dish for just 6-8 people, which highlights their own family story. Browse Woodlawn Email woodlawn events @saving places .org

5,6,7 “The Madwoman of Chaillot, (Shy-Oh) Plays one more weekend at the Ferlazzo building in Woodbridge. Catch it. The Madwoman of Chaillot, Written by Jean Giraudoux, Adapted By Maurice Valency.
October 5 (e), 6 (e) 7 (m) &
(e) = Evening - 8:00 pm, (m) = Matinee - 2:00 pm
A beautifully comedic play of stark contrasts in human character, The Madwoman of Chaillot divides the world sharply between the artists and the men of business. The businessmen, whom are called by their profession rather than by name, are interested only in finding new ways to become wealthier. They do not tolerate anyone but their own kind. On the other hand, the poets, musicians, vagabonds, and artists only want to create and to love and enjoy one another. The bohemians are a vanishing lot; the businessmen are taking over and corrupting everything that is pure and full of life. The Prospector, the Broker, and the President have discovered oil beneath the streets of Paris and seek to destroy whatever they must in order to get it. Their nefarious plans come to the attention of Countess Aurelia, the benignly eccentric madwoman of the title. She is an aging idealist who sees the world as happy and beautiful. But, advised by her associate, the Ragpicker, who is a bit more worldly than the Countess, she soon comes to realize that the world might well be ruined by these evil men—men who seek only wealth and power and acts as the core of creative thought to stop the darkness from taking control of their world.
Directed by Dr. Harry Kantrovich, Assistant Director: Samantha Franklin
General admission $15.00, Discounted rates: Seniors, Students, Military, Prince William County employees $12.00, Matinees and groups (10+) $11.00, Children 12 and under $8.00, Children 12 and under matinee $6.00
Dr. A.J. Ferlazzo Building, 15941 Donald Curtis Drive, Woodbridge

6 “Exploring the Colors of Nature” at the Loft Gallery in Occoquan, showcases the artistry of pastel painter, Teresa Brunson and fused glass artist, Maureen Storey. Don’t miss the Meet-The-Artists Reception: Saturday, October 6th, from 1:00-4:00 pm. Teresa is a pastel painter who specializes in landscapes in her artwork; Maureen is a newcomer to the Loft Gallery and recently launched an encore career in her chosen art form.

5 Enjoy History on the Hill. RSVP by October 5. This is retrospecive conversation of the vision and creation of the Laurel Hill Golf Club $100 per person. Oct. 9 openning with continental breakfast at 8:am. RSVP to or call 703 -324 -9255

7 Come to River Mill Park to choose who has the finest chicken dinner in Occoquan! The Bottle Stop, Madigan’s Waterfront or VFW Post 7916. The Occoquan Historical Society Chicken Battle Royal is Sunday, October 7, 4pm-7pm. Tickets are $45 (for 13 and older); $25 Children 5-12; 4 and under free, available at and include tastings from each competitor, ice cream from The Pretentious Gourmet, ice water and lemonade. Ono Brewing Co. will provide a cash bar for local beer!

8 Columbus Day, Fairfax Connector will be running Holiday Weekday service. Some routes will not operate at all.

13 the Fabulous Fall Festival to be held at Silverbrook United Methodist Church, October 13th for 11 am -2pm. Silverbrook invites all who live in greater Lorton to attend a time of fun, lunch, pumpkin decoration, live entertainment
AND music. See live Alpacas from Sugar Hollow Farms, a Quilt show and a tour of the Historic Church. Bring your children, friends and neighbors. Silverbrook United Methodist church is located at 8616 Silverbrook Road, Lorton. Call 703.690.4159 or visit silverbrook – umc .org

13 The Arches Gallery at the Workhouse Arts Center of Lorton Virginia is proud to feature "Less is More: A New Language Of Abstract Minimalism" by Gene Moty. Gene's paintings will be on view from October 1st through November 3rd 2018 in Gallery 9 of the Workhouse Arts Center (9518 Workhouse Rd., Lorton, VA 22079). Come meet Gene at his October 13th reception from 6:00PM until 9:00PM. You can see more of Gene’s work on his website or you can follow him on Instagram at

16 DNA Test Comparison and What You Can Do With Your Test Results; Introduction to GEDMatch. Tuesday, October 16, from 1 pm to 3 pm, presentation by genealogist Shannon Combs-Bennett about the various DNA tests on the market, who sells them, and how you can use the results in your genealogy research. 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

20 The Artists’ Undertaking Gallery in Historic Occoquan, presents “Autumn’s Palette”, an exhibit featuring Painting & Ribbon Embroidery by Tatiana Harr of Fairfax Station, Oil Painting by Anne Rust Pearson of Fairfax Station, and Wood Turning by Greg Wandless of Fairfax. A Meet the Artists Reception will be held on Saturday, October 20, from 4 to 7 pm. The exhibit runs through November 5. The gallery is open 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily (except major holidays), and is located at 309 Mill Street in Historic Occoquan. For more information contact the gallery at 703-494-0584 or

22 the Prince William Art Society will meet On October 22 at 7:30 pm at the Tall Oaks Community Center at 12298 Cotton Mill Dr, Woodbridge. A business meeting which is open to the public will be followed by a free program on linoleum block printing by Shadow (Topaz Campbell) who has been a professional artist since 2003 when she started her company SkyFire Fox Arts, and a professional printmaker since 2008, with a focus on linoleum block printing. She has a degree in Fine Arts Illustration specializing in Mixed Media. She has worked on a variety of projects from web comics to textile arts. SkyFire Fox Arts website is and on Facebook at .
Come find out what is going on in the Visual Arts in the county, meet other artists over refreshments, and enjoy one of a wide variety of programs designed to inspire. Examples of past programs can be found on the News and Events page of the web site at .

26 THE ANNUAL BONFIRE AND COOKOUT – hosted by the Youth of Cranford UMC, will be held Friday, October 26 from 6:00-10:00 p.m. (rain date: Friday, November 2). 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.

27 Through partners Iron Mountain, Dominion Virginia Power, and Cardinal Bank, Crime Solvers sets up a secure shredding location, where members of the community can bring their personal documents, for safe and secure shredding. Crime Solvers only suggests a $5 donation per bag/box, which is tax deductible. Papers are shredded on-site. Saturday, October 27, 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Mount Vernon District Police Station, 2511 Parkers Lane.





Nov. 4 Simple Changes Therapeutic Riding Center. Come join us for the 3rd Annual Hippo Run to Support Simple Changes on Sun, Nov 4. This 5k Fun Run (or Walk) is off road through the beautiful trails at Meadowood in Lorton, VA. Prizes for the top finishing male and female runners!



HeartBeats Music & Dance Center

Dansk Day Spa, Occoquan 703-492-1991

Pro Grounds Landscaping

Free Call 811 before you dig message from Aria Energy.

Discount Energy Services Call 703-550-0035

Crosspointe Animal Hospital

Labella Bridal & Consignment boutique

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

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