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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 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



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14 2nd Saturday Writers Guild Meets January 14 inviting seasoned and beginning fiction, creative nonfiction and poetry writers to its January meeting from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Northern Virginia Community College, Woodbridge Campus. 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

17 The Castaways Repertory Theatre Announces "I Hate Hamlet" By Paul Rudnick, Director- Sallie Willows
Andrew Rally seems to have it all: celebrity and acclaim from his starring role in a hit television series; a rich beautiful girlfriend; a glamorous, devoted agent; the perfect New York apartment; and the chance to play Hamlet in Central Park. There are, however, a couple of glitches in paradise. Andrew's series has been canceled; his girlfriend is clinging to her virginity with unyielding conviction; and he has no desire to play Hamlet. When Andrew's agent visits him, she reminisces about her brief romance with John Barrymore many years ago, in Andrew's apartment. This prompts a séance to summon his ghost. From the moment Barrymore returns, dressed in high Shakespearean garb, Andrew's life is no longer his own. Barrymore, fortified by champagne and ego, presses Andrew to accept the part and fulfill his actor's destiny. The action becomes more hilarious with the entrance of Andrew's deal-making friend from LA, spouting the laid-back hype of the Coast and offering Andrew a fabulous new TV deal worth millions of dollars.

January 17, 18, 24, 25,31, and February 1 at 8:00 pm.
January 19 and February 2 at 2:00 pm.
Location: The Dr. A. J. Ferlazzo Building, 15941 Donald Curtis Drive Woodbridge. General admission $15.00 With discounts for Seniors, Students, Military, Prince William County employees. Matinees and groups (10+) $11.00. Children 12 and under $8.00. Children 12 and under matinee $6.00
A limited number of discounted tickets can be purchased from Goldstar
For the latest information about Castaways Repertory Theatre, call 703-232-1710 or go to
CRT is a community theatre, there is no pay involved. The Castaways Repertory Theatre is a volunteer organization, a member of the Prince William County Arts Council, NVTA (formerly the Northern Virginia Theatre Alliance) and WATCH (the Washington Area Theatre Community Honors), Prince William County Chamber of Commerce. Partial funding is provided by a grant from Prince William County.

18 Reception: Nouveau for the New Year Symbolic of nature, organic, fluid movement, timeless – “Art Nouveau for the New Year”. The Artists’ Undertaking Gallery in Historic Occoquan, presents “Nouveau for the New Year”. The Art Nouveau period is the embodiment of sinuous lines, nature, handmade art forms in response to the industrial revolution. Please join us to meet artists Anne Jordan (copper), David Pacheco (alcohol ink) and Jeanne Pacheco (acrylic) and see their interpretations of nature with metal, color and texture. The reception and demonstration will be held on Saturday, January 18, from 2 to 5 pm. The exhibit runs January 7th through February 3rd. The gallery is open 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily (except major holidays), and is located at 309 Mill Street in Historic Occoquan, VA. For more information contact the gallery at 703-494-0584 or at

21 Alien Registration Files. Tuesday, January 21, 1-3 pm, presentation at the monthly meeting of the Mount Vernon Genealogical Society by genenealogist Carol Kostakos Petranek, Co-Director of the Washington, DC Family History Center, who will speak about the genealogical value of records submitted by immigrants under the Alien Registration Act of 1940. 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

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

30 Nancy Lisi is with Heather Mariella and 33 others.
Catjam Jan 30? Votes please! Been looking a lot at Ed Marits good work he does, 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?) Looking at January or February.



Feb 6 Free Bluegrass Winter Charity Show
For Second Chance Animal Rescue of Mt. Vernon
Thursday, Feb 6, 2020 at 8 PM
The Mixing Bowl
6531 Backlick Road, Springfield,

Feb 8 The Castaways Repertory Theatre announces auditions for Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella. 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 VA 22191
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.

Feb 8 Occoquan Chocolate Walk.festivities all day and after hours. The Spot wine chocolates food limited seating sign up early.

Feb 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 Proceeds will benefit a portable story walk/.


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