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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


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.

Third Saturdays:

OWL Writer’s group regular meetings 1:30 pm in Occoquan. RSVP to Location TBA



4 "5 Love Languages" Marriage Conference, Saturday, November 04, 2017, 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM. an opportunity for you and your spouse to strengthen your relationship. Dr. Gary Chapman, author of the New York Times #1 bestseller 5 Love Languages®, is joining us live and in-person to help you deepen intimacy and build the marriage of your dreams—all in a warm, fun, and engaging style. Though designed for marrieds, the conference will benefit engaged or seriously dating couples, too. Dr. Chapman offers valuable tips for breaking unhealthy patterns and developing a God-honoring, happy marriage. TICKETS—Couples: $80, Singles: $45 Box Lunch: +$15 each. Doors open at 8:15am. Conference runs from 8:55am to 3:30pm. Register now, all sales are final.

4 Old Bridge Chamber Orchestra to Present "A Nacht with Mozart" Featuring Guest Violin Soloists, MARCOLIVIA, Saturday, November 4, 2017, 7:30 PM, OBCO will kick off its 20th Anniversay Season with A Nacht with Mozart at Grace United Methodist Church, 9750 Wellington Road, Manassas. On the program are some of Mozart’s most beloved favorites – Overture to Don Giovanni, Concertone in C Major, and Symphony No. 41 ("Jupiter“). General Admission Tickets are $10, youth aged 17 and under attend for free. Tickets can be purchased in advance from OBCO’s Facebook page ( or via

9 Inauguration of the Mount Vernon Historical Society, Thursday November 9, 7PM to 9:PM at the Mount Vernon Government Center 2511 Parkers Lane. Guest speaker Sean Thomas, director of Leadership Programs for Mount Vernon. Purpose to facilitate and encourage identification, recognition, protection, research and education for historic and archeological sites.

11 Veterans Day Health Lecture at Historic Pohick Church, Saturday, November 11, at 9:00 AM in the parish hall there will be a Veterans Day keynote address entitled, "Life after Military Combat: Finding a Place of Peace." The address will be delivered by Professor David Hufford, PhD of the Penn State College of Medicine. He has conducted extensive research on the effects of trauma on emotional health. Free tickets for this event are available at For more information contact: Larry Nelson at or 703-304-4152.

11 A Veterans Day Celebration at Historic Pohick Church, Saturday, November 11, Historic Day Pohick Church will honor Revolutionary War Physician General William Brown. At 10:15 AM there will also be a Colonial Prayer Service in Historic Pohick Church with organ music. At 11:00 AM in collaboration with the State of Virginia Dept. of Historic Resources, will be the unveiling and dedication of a Virginia historical highway marker in honor of General William Brown on Richmond Highway outside Pohick Cemetery. General Brown served in the Continental Army under General Washington, was in charge of military hospitals between the Hudson and Potomac Rivers, and is buried in Pohick Cemetery. There will be a reception in the parish hall following the dedication at 11:30 AM. Docent tours of Historic Pohick Church will also be available. Free tickets for these events are available at For more information contact: Larry Nelson at or 703-304-4152.

11 “Watercolor and Wood” The Loft Gallery, Occoquan. Meet-The-Artist-Receptions: Saturday, Nov. 11, 1 - 4 pm, Saturday, Dec.  2, 1 - 4 pm the works of George Jones, eye-catching pieces in wood turning. Karin Sebolka, watercolors show her love for the beauty in nature. 313 Mill Street. Call 703 490 1117 or browse:

11 A unique and impressive exhibition of international dance: East Meets West 2017. Two Full Showcases only: 8 PM on Saturday, November 11; and 4 PM on Sunday, November 12. And the International Young Dancer Showcase at 2:30 PM on Saturday, November 11. Featuring:
* Chinese dance (Xuejuan Dance Ensemble): tempered & delicate
* Indian dance (Nrityanjali): strong & expressive
* Irish dance (O'Neill James Irish Dance): distinctive & captivating
* American jazz dance (Dancin Unlimited): outspoken & exciting
And a BIG plus: Join us for an International Food Reception occurring only during the Full Showcase intermission. A separate ticket is required for each person attending the International Food Reception. takes you to a secure ticket ordering site. All showcases at The Fredgren Studio Theatre at BalletNova, 3443 Carlin Springs Road (near Bailey’s Crossroads), Falls Church.

16 Historic Pohick Church Christmas Mart, Thursday, November 16 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. The Parish House and the Vestry House will be transformed into a festive Christmas atmosphere with rooms filled with Attic Treasures, a Consignment Shop, fresh baked goods, homemade candy and apple butter, and frozen casseroles made by the women of Pohick Church. Booths will feature the work of artisans showcasing handmade jewelry, stained glass, Christmas decorations and many other crafts. Colonial-attired ladies will serve luncheon at three sittings—11:00 AM, 12:00 noon and 1:00 PM—the cost is $13.00. The Docent Guild will be leading tours of the historic colonial church and the Golden Dove Gift Shop will be open. Admission to the Christmas Mart is free. For more information see the website at or call 703-339-6572.

17 Occoquan Holiday Open House Friday, November 17th 4:00pm – 8:00pm An Evening of Shopping, Refreshments and an Old Fashioned Christmas. Register to share in $1,000.00 in Occoquan Gift Certificate Give-away. Must be present to win. Drawing at 8:15pm Contact: Business Guild of Occoquan, 703-201-8499, or browse:

21 Mount Vernon Genealogy Society meeting program: Alexander Hamilton and George Washington: The Musical versus the Reality. Tuesday, November 21, from 1:00-3:00 p.m., presentation by Professor Peter Henriques. Dr. Henriques believes the collaboration between Alexander Hamilton and George Washington was of utmost importance in the founding of our nation. What was the nature of their relationship before, during, and after Washington's term in office, and how accurate is the portrayal of their relationship in the musical Hamilton? The speaker taught at George Mason University where he is Emeritus Professor of History. 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 or call 703-768-4101.

27 "Painting Methods: Using Acrylics and Working to Completion" the Prince William Art Society will meet November 27th at 7:30 pm. Guest artist Kathleen Best Gillmann will present a program at the Tall Oaks Community Center. Originally from Main Ms. Gillmann specializes in waterscape painting and atmospheric landscapes with subtle and rich colors. Her award winning work can be viewed on line at and at the Workhouse Arches Gallery and the Torpedo Factory. Programs are free and the public is invited to attend. Browse:




Dec 2 “Watercolor and Wood” The Loft Gallery, Occoquan. Meet-The-Artist-Reception Saturday, Dec.  2, 1 - 4 pm the works of George Jones, eye-catching pieces in wood turning. Karin Sebolka, watercolors show her love for the beauty in nature. 313 Mill Street. Call 703 490 1117 or browse:

Dec 9 Winterfest, Occoquan River Communities December 9 Day long. 11:30 Holiday Arts Market; 4-7 Occoquan Holiday Shopping evening with prize drawing; 6-9 Workhouse Art Center Art Walk; 8:00 Fireworks at Prince William Marina, Occoquan Regional Park and Hoffmaster's Marina.



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