FREE Discovery Trail Map Summer Activity
Blast off for fun with this year’s Fairfax County Park Authority Discovery Trail Map – Transportation Edition celebrating the 50th anniversary of man’s giant leap from the Earth to the moon aboard Apollo 11! The free maps are available at all Park Authority RECenters, nature centers, historic sites and golf courses, all Fairfax County public libraries, all Spokes, etc. locations and online: www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/discovery-trail-map. Adults and children are eligible to follow the trail and receive an amusement prize packet valued at $93 AND be entered in a drawing for one of four new bicycles donated by Spokes, etc.
Workhouse Mural Project and Festival
Join us from 3-9 p.m. for the inaugural Workhouse Mural Project (WMP) and Festival. This one-day event is the first mural project of its kind in Fairfax County and will showcase the creativity of regional artists whose primary art form is mural painting. This outdoor festival include live painting by skilled muralists, live music and performances, food trucks, cash bar, local vendors and sponsor booths, and more. Meet and greet our muralists, watch them create new works of art, and enjoy a day of fun and creativity with family and friends.
The WMP will provide guests from across the DMV and surrounding communities with an opportunity to explore mural artwork by professional artists and will create a social experience centered around three-dimensional cubes as the canvas. Murals are part of the Workhouse Arts Center’s campus history, with many examples of prisoner-created murals still visible outside of some historical prison buildings.
National Night Out
Join the Lorton Community Action Center, Lorton Library, South County Church Cares, Fairfax County Police Department, Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department and Junior League of Northern Virginia for an evening of games, food & fun! There will be kids games & crafts, music, food, inflatables, and even a live volleyball game! All are welcome. The LCAC is located at 9518 Richmond Hwy in Lorton.
Back to School Outreach
Minimize the worry and ensure a confident start to the school year for local children by donating a new backpack and supplies.during the Lorton Community Action Center's Back2School 2019. Back to School is an exciting time in the life of a child and their parents! However for many low-income families in Southeast Fairfax County it can be extremely stressful as families worry about how they will afford the necessary school supplies. LCAC anticipates serving more than 500 children and teens through our Back2School program thanks to this wonderful community! YOU (and your friends, colleagues, neighbors, book club, faith-based group – you get the idea!) can help make the program a success.
The fourth annual Workhouse Brewfest will be from noon-8 p.m. with more than 30 Virginia craft breweries, artisan distilleries and Virginia wineries on tap. Brewfest will also feature live performances by some of the region’s most popular bands, food trucks and access to 12 air-conditioned art galleries and 65 artist studios. More information about Brewfest can be found on the event website.
2019 Lorton Volunteer Fire Department 12K Run
7315 Ox Road
Fairfax Station, VA 22039
Packet Pickup: 8 a.m.
Start time: 9 a.m.
Awards: 10:30 a.m.
End time: 11 a.m.
Early Registration: $30 (May 16 - Aug 15)
Regular Registration: $35 (Aug 16 - Sep 29)
Race Day: $40
Fall for LCAC
Save the date for LCAC’s fall event, Fall for LCAC! The Fall for LCAC event will be an opportunity for you to help stock the LCAC Food Pantry and to have a wonderful afternoon of fun with your fellow neighbors, friends or your family. This family-friendly (even kids as young as two can help out) event will be held from 1-3 p.m. at the LCAC Food Pantry (9518 Richmond Highway).
Whether you want to stay 10 minutes for a quick drop or three hours, there will be something for everybody! Food (special thanks to the Mason Neck Lions Club), music and pumpkin painting plus lots of work to help the pantry gear up for our busiest time of the year! The Fall for LCAC event is a great way to bring together your office, church or local community group! For information about our most needed food items, please see the lists on the event web page. Questions about the event? Contact Elizabeth Hankins, LCAC’s Director of Development.
Good Shepherd Housing's 2019 Golf Outing
Join GSH for our annual Golf Outing! This is a great opportunity to join other socially conscious business leaders in the Washington Metropolitan area – and have fun while you’re doing it. Your participation will help transform the lives of families on the brink of homelessness, keep a struggling neighbor in housing with our emergency assistance, or give a school child living in our housing an enriching academic experience.
11 a.m. Registration – pick up your boxed lunch
12 p.m. Shotgun Start – welcome from Golf Chairs John Horn & Frank Socko and GSH CEO/President David Levine
5:30 p.m. Dinner in the Clubhouse
6 p.m. Program – live auction, raffle, and awards
Fairfax County Small Business Forum
A free annual event that will take place from 8:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m. at the Fairfax County Government Center. It was created to provide a forum for small businesses to interact directly with county procurement representatives and is hosted in conjunction with the Fairfax County Small Business Commission. Application are due by July 3 for the Bea Malone Award, which will be presented at the Forum and aims to recognize outstanding small business achievement and service to Fairfax County. Visit the website for more information and to register.
A Moonlit Night in Marrakech: The 2019 Good Shepherd Housing Gala
Join us for a magnificent evening and enjoy cocktails, tantalizing plates, live and silent auctions,
unique entertainment offerings, casino gaming, desserts and dancing. Every attendee will receive $10,000 in "funny money" to gamble with. Additional "funny money" will be available to purchase throughout the night. Black tie optional, costumes welcome.
The VIP Experience
Add the VIP Experience to your individual ticket for an extra-special evening. (The VIP Experience is included with all sponsorship packages.)
Enjoy access to the Cave of Wonders, where a mysterious fortune teller may grant you a glimpse into the future and our henna tattoo artist awaits to adorn your skin with magical designs. Enjoy a treat from the Treasure Trove Candy Bar while you 'seek and find' in the Scavenger Hunt (and earn a chance to win a special prize!) Enter Rick's Café, to marvel at Savino's magic tricks or sip on a specialty cocktail while our sword-swallower performs sensational feats and our belly dancers move to the music.
Saturday, Nov, 9, 2019
6 p.m. Early Event Access for Sponsors
6:30 p,m. Reception & Silent Auction
7 p.m. Gaming Tables Open
8:45 p.m. Program, Awards & Live Auction
11 p.m. Conclusion
2019 Workhouse Arts Center Gala
Join us as we step on stage at our annual Gala and find out who the Phantom of the Workhouse really is! Expect an extraordinary evening of art, music, dining, dancing, and more. Thank you for supporting the art, education, and history programs of the Workhouse Arts Center. For more information about the event, click here.