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Monthly:

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

Thirsty Third Thursday, South Fairfax Chamber of Commerce

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.

2nd Saturday Writers Guild invites seasoned and beginning fiction, creative nonfiction and poetry writers to its meeting from 1 p.m.to 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 home1270@gmail.com


MAY

2-4 Hayfield Theater Department's production of 'Newsies' The Musical is a musical based on the 1992 film Newsies, which in turn was inspired by the real-life Newsboys Strike of 1899 in New York City. Dates are May 2-4 and 9-11 (7pm) http://WWW.HayfieldDrama.com

3,4 Seussical the Mussical by Castaways Repertory Theatre, Based on the works of Dr. Seuss. Music by Stephen Flaherty, Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, Book by Lynn Aherns and Stephen Flaherty, Co-Conceived by Lynn Aherns, Stephen Flaherty and Eric Idle, Directed by Zina Bleck, Performances: Evenings: May 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25, 2019 at 8:00 pm Matinees: May 4, 12, 18, 26, 2019 at 2:00 pm. Directions to Dr. A.J. Ferlazzo Building: 15941 Donald Curtis Drive Woodbridge. For the latest information about Castaways Repertory Theatre, call 703-232-1710 or go to www.castawaystheatre.org

4 11-4pm Silverbrook Nursery Spring Fling

4 Come celebrate the riders and horses at Simple Changes at our annual Kentucky Derby Party. Saturday, May 4, 4 - 8pm. Laurel Hill Golf Club. Tickets and information at www.simplechanges.org. Yummy food and drinks, big screen Kentucky Derby viewing, Silent Auction with tons of awesome stuff, raffle for a glorious, handmade quilt, and all for a good cause. Hope we see you there!

4 LCAC's Annual Hope & Health Festival is set to take place on May 4th from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. beside LCAC at 9518 Richmond Highway. Visit our website for more updates! https://lortonaction.org/2019-hope-health-festival/

4 The New Dominion Choraliers of Prince William County, an award-winning community chorus, invites you to attend an exciting and memorable musical program Saturday, May 4, 7:30 pm, and May 5, 3:30 pm, at Potomac High School, 3401 Panther Pride Drive, Dumfries, Virginia.
This local, award-winning choral group is known for dramatic and musically-diverse performances – and this upcoming concert is no exception! Reaching back to the root of uniquely American music, NDC fills the soul with captivating arrangements of spirituals and traditional songs. Then, come one, come all for rousing renditions of tunes from “The Greatest Showman” the audience-acclaimed musical, inspired by the P.T. Barnum’s creation of Barnum and Bailey Circus, The Greatest Show on Earth.

10.11,12 Seussical the Mussical by Castaways Repertory Theatre, Based on the works of Dr. Seuss. Music by Stephen Flaherty, Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, Book by Lynn Aherns and Stephen Flaherty, Co-Conceived by Lynn Aherns, Stephen Flaherty and Eric Idle, Directed by Zina Bleck, Performances: Evenings: May 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25, 2019 at 8:00 pm Matinees: May 12, 18, 26, 2019 at 2:00 pm. Dr. A.J. Ferlazzo Building: 15941 Donald Curtis Drive Woodbridge. For the latest information about Castaways Repertory Theatre, call 703-232-1710 or go to www.castawaystheatre.org

11 Supervisor Dan Storck 2nd Saturday Office Hours for May 11, 2019
Lorton Library 9520 Richmond Hwy, Lorton, VA 22079 hours 9-10:30am
Mount Vernon District office 2511 Parkers Lane, Mount Vernon, VA 1:30pm-3:00pm

11 2nd Saturday Writers Guild invites seasoned and beginning fiction, creative nonfiction and poetry writers to its May 11 meeting from 1 p.m.to 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, Free parking is available in lots marked B. For more information or questions, email June Forte at home1270@gmail.com

11 Eagle Festival at Mason Neck State Park. Saturday May 11, environmental festival, complete with live music, animal shows and activities for children. Festival is Free Admission and Parking. Join the Friends of Mason Neck State Park for as little as $20 per year, you will enjoy monthly newsletters, emails about special events and priority registration for special events such as our members-only Owl Moon in September, and Swanfall in December, and other activities during the year.

11 Artist’s reception on May 11 starting at 6pm. The whimsical exhibition, titled “Cirque du Plume”, by Anne Hollis, Featured Artist At Arches Gallery part of the larger Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton, https://archesgallery.weebly.com/

11 Mother's Day - Paper Flower Workshop with PaperHoneyBee
On Saturday, May 11, join us at Woodlawn for a Mother's Day treat- a paper flower making workshop with light tea and treats. Tickets coming soon!

17, 18 Seussical the Mussical by Castaways Repertory Theatre, Based on the works of Dr. Seuss. Music by Stephen Flaherty, Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, Book by Lynn Aherns and Stephen Flaherty, Co-Conceived by Lynn Aherns, Stephen Flaherty and Eric Idle, Directed by Zina Bleck, Performances: Evenings: May 17, 18, 24, 25, 2019 at 8:00 pm Matinees: May 18, 26, at 2:00 pm. Dr. A.J. Ferlazzo Building: 15941 Donald Curtis Drive Woodbridge. For the latest information about Castaways Repertory Theatre, call 703-232-1710 or go to www.castawaystheatre.org

18 The Town of Occoquan and the Occoquan Merchants’ Guild will host Discover Occoquan on Saturday, May 18, 2019 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. in downtown Historic Occoquan. This event features a full day of free activities for everyone, businesses will be hosting a variety of free drop-in classes that include candle pouring, painting, fiber arts, and more. Demonstrations include art and glass, personal style, puzzle making, food preparation and sampling, textile image transfers, SCUBA and much more! Art on the Block will also be showcasing the works of Occoquan's many talented artists. Enjoy light refreshments, meet the artists, watch art demos, and enter to win an Occoquan gift basket. Stop by Town Hall, 314 Mill Street for more fun! There's more: see the story.

18 More than a hundred and fifty recreational boats are anticipated to take part in the area’s 19th annual Blessing of the Fleet. The Occoquan River Maritime Association (ORMA) is sponsoring the event in coordination with The Town of Occoquan, the Fairfax, Occoquan and Prince William Yacht Clubs, the Belmont Bay, Hoffmasters, Holly Acres, Occoquan Harbour and Prince William Marinas, Tim’s Rivershore and with support from the Coast Guard Auxiliary, the Potomac Marine-Tow Boat/US and the Fairfax and Prince William public safety agencies. The Blessing of the Fleet is open to all boats in the area, drawing from a fleet of some 2500 boats on the Occoquan River and hundreds more in neighboring areas. For more information on the Blessing of the Fleet, visit www.OccoquanBlessing.org.

18 See the Exhibit “Variations in Black and White” showcases the artistry of Susan Larimer. Meet-The-Artist Reception: Saturday, May 18, 2019 – 1:00-4:00 pm The Loft Gallery, 313 Mill Street, 2nd floor, Occoquan. visit The Loft Gallery, at www.loftgallery.org and Facebook Page. Call The Loft Gallery, LLC at 703-490-1117 and/or contact the artist directly at slslarimer@verizon.net.

20 Help Us Clean the Shoreline of Mason Neck State Park Apr 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Meet at the Visitor Center, Mason Neck State Park is beautiful, but trash continually washes up on the shore from the Potomac and Occoquan Rivers. Help keep the park looking good by joining volunteering for a cleanup day. Parking is free for volunteers who are cleaning the shore; just tell the attendant at the Contact Station. Registration is not required, but if you are bringing a group, it would be best to call the park at 703-339-2385 to let them know. See Story.

21. Finding a German Heimat (Hometown or Village). Tuesday, May 21, 1-3 pm, presentation at the monthly meeting of the Mount Vernon Genealogical Society, by genealogist James M. Beidler about researching German ancestors online. 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 www.mvgenealogy.org.

24, 25, 26 Seussical the Mussical by Castaways Repertory Theatre, Based on the works of Dr. Seuss. Music by Stephen Flaherty, Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, Book by Lynn Aherns and Stephen Flaherty, Co-Conceived by Lynn Aherns, Stephen Flaherty and Eric Idle, Directed by Zina Bleck, Performances: Evenings: May 24, 25, 2019 at 8:00 pm Matinees: May 26, at 2:00 pm. Dr. A.J. Ferlazzo Building: 15941 Donald Curtis Drive Woodbridge. For the latest information about Castaways Repertory Theatre, call 703-232-1710 or go to www.castawaystheatre.org

25 Franconia-Springfield Metro stations will be closed from Memorial Day, Saturday, May 25, 2019, through Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 2, 2019, to allow for around-the-clock work. The station closures are part of Metro's three-year Platform Improvement Project

June

1 “The Sounds of Pohick” annual choir concert at Historic Pohick Church will be held on Saturday, June 1 at 4:00 PM. The St. Cecelia and St. Alban Children’s Choirs will sing a spirited French Easter carol. The Pohick Pickers, an instrumental group, will sing and play a 19th century gospel hymn. The Pohick Bell Choir will ring handbills and hand chimes, and the Pohick Early Church Music Ensemble will sing music from the 16th century. Musical instruments will include guitars, fiddle, bass, tin whistle, Celtic harp, organ, piano, keyboard and percussion. There is no charge for the concert, and a reception follows in the parish hall.

Historic Pohick Church is located at 9301 Richmond Highway, Lorton, VA 22079, on U.S. Route 1 between Telegraph Road and Pohick Road. For additional information, call the church office at 703-339-6572, or visit the website at www.pohick.org .

7 Annual Frank Lloyd Wright Birthday Bash
Don't miss the party! On June 7th we will be hosting our annual Frank Lloyd Wright birthday celebration at Pope-Leighey House - stay tuned to see what surprises we have in store!

19 Picnic Theater Company presents: The Great Gastby
Picnic Theater company is back on Wednesday, June 19th with a rousing version of the classic novel, presented in the Woodlawn garden. Tickets on sale soon!

JUL Occoquan Lemonade Stroll & Sale

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