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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



1 The annual Needlework Show and Sale SUSPENDED 'TIL MARCH 28 at Woodlawn Plantation March 1st. 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.

14 Workhouse Arches gallery The Lorton Arts Workhouse has announced closing to the public. will feature all new works from the Arches artists including Featured Artist Marc Pachon’s photography show “Lines and Pauses”. The next Opening Reception and Artist’s Choice awards, where the public can meet Marc and the other Arches Gallery artists, will occur Saturday, March 14th, from 6:00-9:00pm.

17 State Archives: What They Are and How to Use Them. POSTPONED 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. Colletta swapped places with McGee. The talk will take place in Room 112 of the Hollin Hall Senior Center, 1500 Shenandoah Road, in the Mount Vernon area, near Fort Hunt Road. More information is available at

21 The Artists’ Undertaking Gallery in Historic Occoquan, is closed, presents “Spring’s Palette”. This exhibit features Paintings and Ribbon Embroidery by Tatiana Harr of Fairfax Station, and Salt-Fired Pottery by Marianne Cordyack of Reston. A Meet the Artists Reception will be held on Saturday, March 21, from 1 to 5 pm. The exhibit runs through April 6. 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 at

21 Secure Document Shredding, Cancelled Saturday, March 21, 7 – 11 a.m. at the South County Government Center.

27, 28, April 3, 4 Castaways Repertory Theatre HTT Youth Theatre presents: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Director Jennifer Hargis. March 27, 28, and April 3, 2020 at 7:30 pm & April 4, at 2:00 pm. at the Dr. A.J. Ferlazzo Building 15941 Donald Curtis Drive, Woodbridge.

Tom Sawyer is a family-friendly* adventure of a young boy growing up in a Midwest town on the Mississippi River in the 1850’s. This adaptation of Mark Twain’s classic follows Tom through his mischievous escapades and is full of fun, suspense, and young love. (*Although family-friendly, there is an evening graveyard scene where Doc Robinson is killed that may be scary for young children) The play is not a musical, but will incorporate a chorus and original music by Amanda Long. Admission is $10/adult and $6/child (12 & under), presale $12/adult and $8/child (12 & under), regular. We can only accept cash or checks at the box office. Here is the Eventbrite link:

29 Ides of Bark Dog Festival, Postponed. March 29 1:00 to 4:pm at Grist Mill Park, 4710 Mt Vernon Memorial Hwy. Here’s the ultimate event for you and your four-footed friend! Enjoy games, prizes, food, fun, vendors and health assessments plus Demonstrations by the Fairfax County Police K-9 Unit. Admission is FREE!



April 3, 4 Castaways Repertory Theatre HTT Youth Theatre presents:
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Director Jennifer Hargis.
April 3, at 7:30 pm & April 4, at 2:00 pm. at the Dr. A.J. Ferlazzo Building 15941 Donald Curtis Drive, Woodbridge. Admission is $10/adult and $6/child (12 & under), presale $12/adult and $8/child (12 & under), regular. We can only accept cash or checks at the box office. Here is the Eventbrite link:

April 18 LCAC's Annual Spring Into Action Gala:Postponed. See June 27.

April 18 The Woman's Club of Springfield is holding it's annual Spring Faire and Vendor Show April 18, 10A - 3P at Burke United Methodist Church, 6200 Burke Centre Parkway, Burke. Proceeds benefit Bethany House. Admission: FREE

There is something for everyone - jewelry, fashion, home decor, kitchen, garden, gourmet and more.



May 3 Foundation Fighting Blindness will be celebrating it's 15th anniversary Sunday, May 3rd Walk day Cancelled 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.

May 30 LCAC's Annual Hope & Health Festival is happening May 30th from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at The Moose Family Lodge in Lorton. There will be free food, fitness, health screenings, inflatables, and much more! LCAC will be handing out fresh produce, the Lorton Library staff will be onsite with kids books and activities; and thanks to South County Church there were will be inflatables, snow cones, hotdogs and lots of great music! We will also have information about SNAP, Medicaid and other services.



June 22 Tired of Winter? Then think about Summer! Especially the Summer Camps at Meadowood Stables! Dates are set:
Beginner Camps: June 22-26; July 6-10; 13-17; August 3-7.
Advanced Camp: July 27-31.
For more information call the office at 703-339-5813 or email at

27 LCAC's Annual Spring Into Action Gala: The 2020 Spring into Action Gala is LCAC’s annual spring gala which is its biggest fundraiser of the year. The event is taking pace on June 27th from 6:30 until 11:00 p.m. at Harbour View on The Occoquan. The evening includes a three-course plated dinner, silent auction, cocktail hour with an open bar and passed hors d’ouevres, live music and more. Purchase your ticket today:



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