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May 2019

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Creative Aging Festival

The Creative Aging Festival is a month-long celebration of the arts , the meaning they provide and the positive impacts they have on the lives of adults ages 50 and over. The festival, which is being held at locations throughout Fairfax County, is presented by Fairfax County Neighborhood and Community Services in collaboration with ARTSFAIRFAX. Visit the Creative Aging Festival site. .

Virtual Mastermind Group - Leadership Gold

You are invited to a Mastermind Group study on “Leadership Gold” by John C. Maxwell. This is a FREE,
VIRTUAL 8-week in-depth study every Monday starting on May 13, 2019 from 7-8 am that will afford you the
opportunity to join forces and mastermind with a unique group of like-minded individuals who are focused on
taking results in every area of their lives to a new level. Having the support and ideas from other focused and driven people allows us to see things differently and to get a new perspective on goals and action plans.  Facilitated by: Dr. Cynthia Coy-Blackwell, SFCC Member

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Fundraiser for Fairfax Station Railroad Museum at Barnes & Noble

A special no-cost fundraiser and book fair from 10 a.m-4 p.m. at the Fair Lakes Promenade Barnes and Noble will benefit the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum. The store is located at 12193 Fair Lakes Promenade Drive in Fairfax

Museum volunteers will introduce visitors to life in Fairfax County during the 1800s and share stories and favorite books with young readers about the lives of the prominent people who passed through the area.. Local authors will sign books available for sale at Barnes and Noble.

The museum will receive a percentage of net sales during the day for most purchases when patrons present vouchers available from volunteers at the store or by mentioning the Station at the checkout line. 

Mount Vernon's Hidden Gems Tour

Good Shepherd Housing (GSH) presents Mount Vernon’s Hidden Gems Tour

This is your opportunity to see Mount Vernon like a local. Even local residents are unaware of the rich history we have here in Mount Vernon, outside of the famous estate of George Washington.

Join GSH’s Development Director, Candice Bennett, as she leads a unique 4-hour tour through Mount Vernon. This tour is set up through Airbnb, but is a new fundraising opportunity that gives GSH a chance to showcase the history of our community and highlighting our mission and housing. Every tour benefits our mission.

Our tour will begin with a special tour of Gunston Hall, home to George Mason, considered to be the Father of the Bill of Rights. From there we’ll visit the Gum Springs Museum with GSM President Ron Chase and learn about one of the first communities of freedmen founded by West Ford, a freed slave and former foreman to the house servants at Mount Vernon.

Depending on availability, we will also visit one of Good Shepherd Housing‘s affordable apartments and hear how our mission has evolved with our changing community. Driving past Fort Belvoir, established as Camp A. A. Humphreys during World War I, you’ll spy the Woodlawn Quaker Meetinghouse, home to abolitionists who supported the economic independence of free African-Americans in Woodlawn and Gum Springs.

We will conclude our day with a tour and beer tasting at one of Fairfax County’s award winning breweries, Fair Winds Brewing.

Advance reservations are required and must be booked through the Airbnb website (link below). Tours will be canceled if there are no registrations 24 hours prior to the start time, to help us avoid a transportation cancellation fee.

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Park Authority Salutes Military with Free Admission Day

The Fairfax County Park Authority will honor present and former members of the military and their families with a free day at RECenters and lakefront parks on Memorial Day.

The Honoring America’s Veterans program is made possible through contributions to the Fairfax County Park Foundation from individual donors and John Marshall Bank. It is also supported by donations to the Park Foundation that honor the life of Lt. Col. Gary F. Smith, a civilian employee of the Army who, at the time of his death, was attending a meeting at the Pentagon when American Airlines Flight 77 struck.

With complimentary admission to the county’s recreation centers, families can enjoy such amenities as pools, fitness rooms, drop-in fitness classes, gyms and mini-golf. The lakefront parks offer amusements such as carousel rides, boat rides, train rides, mini-golf and camping. Amenities vary by location. Find details about the features at each facility by going to Parks. Details about this promotion may be found at Honoring America's Veterans on Memorial Day.

This offer excludes the Water Mine, regulation golf and food vendors. For more information, contact the Public Information Office at 703-324-8662 or via

Public Meeting on Lighting Proposal for Hooes Road Park

The Fairfax County Park Authority and the Lee District Supervisor’s office will host a public meeting to discuss a proposal to install athletic field lighting at Hooes Road Park. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. in the cafeteria at Garfield Elementary School, 7101 Old Keene Mill Rd, Springfield, VA.

The Springfield/South County Youth Club (SYC) has proposed funding and installation of LED sports lighting at Fields 2 and 3 in Hooes Road Park in accordance with the approved park master plan that can be accessed at Hooes Road Park Master Plan.

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Spring Occoquan Arts & Crafts Show

The Occoquan Arts & Crafts Show, now in its 50th year, will be held on the streets of Occoquan’s Historic District, rain or shine from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Saturday, June 1, and from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sunday, June 2. The Craft Show will include both contemporary and country crafters and artisans from Occoquan and from all around the United States. There is no entry fee into the craft show and no tickets are required.

For more information, including information on the shuttle bus service, go to the official site for the Arts & Craft show.

Clifton Caboose Run

The Clifton Caboose Run will be from 6-9 p.m. in the Town of Clifton, at the intersection of Clifton Road, Newman Road and Main Street. A post-race party with refreshments, live music and an awards ceremony will take place at the Red Barn near Clifton’s Main Street area. The cost is $21 for the 5k run and $15 for the one-mile fun run/walk. Call 703-968-0740 or visit 

Grapes & Hops at Cedar Knoll

Join GSH for a wine and beer tasting with hors d’oeuvres at historic Cedar Knoll in Alexandria. 

The event will help to transform the lives of a family on the brink of homelessness with access to affordable housing, 
provide emergency relief to a struggling neighbor, or send a child in our programs to summer camp.

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2019 Disability Inclusion Conference

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Jailhouse Rock on the Range

Help support The First Tee of Greater Washington at the Laurel Hill Golf Club.  Doors open at 5pm and live music starts at 6pm.  There will be food and drinks available for purchase.  Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for kids and First Tee Kids are free.

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Lorton Independence Day Parade & Festival

The Lorton Volunteer Fire Department will host the annual Lorton Independence Day Parade & Festival (aka ParaFest!). The celebration will kick off with a parade at 2 p.m. along Lorton Station Boulevard. Following the parade, the festival will begin at 3 p.m. and close with fireworks at approximately 9 p.m.  The festival and fireworks will be at the Lorton Station Boulevard strip mall by the Lorton VRE Train Station. Tickets to the festival will be $10. The cost is $5 for members of the military, police department and fire department. Seniors and children three and under are free. 

If you or your organization would like to be in the parade, or have a booth/activity at the festival, or help out in any way, please send an application to by June 10. If you have any questions, contact Klude Alyemni at the same email address.


Workhouse Brewfest

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.