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The Workhouse Arts Center: From Prision to Art Center

This Wednesday, August 18, the Workhouse Arts Center is hosting a free exhibit called “Prison to Art Center: 100 Years at the Workhouse Exhibit.” The exhibit will run from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Workhouse Arts Center Gallery Building on the 2nd floor. The building is located at 9601 Ox Road in Lorton, VA.

Come learn about the transition from a correctional facility to a thriving art community. The Workhouse was established by the Lorton Arts Foundation and guests will be able to learn about the rich past and milestones that lead to the current arts center. For more information about the exhibit you can call 703-584-2900.

If you miss the exhibit on Wednesday, there’s more. The Workhouse is inviting the public to join the opening reception on Sunday, August 22 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The community is also invited to join the Centennial Celebration of the Workhouse on September 4.

Annual Golf Outing Registration Happening Now

The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Golf Outing on September 20 at the Fort Belvior Golf Club Woodlawn Course. You still have a chance to register and catch the early-bird special ($125) if you sign up by August 31. This year the Chamber is co-hosting the event with the West Springfield Rotary Club.

You can register online for the Golf Outing at: http://www.springfieldchamber.org/gscc/main/springfieldchamber.nsf/content/golf

When you register you get complimentary access to the driving range, 18 holes of golf on the Woodlawn Course, Fort Belvoir’s famous Country Club lunch buffet, on-course refreshments, contest holes, dinner and awards.

The Beneficiary Sponsor is Fairfax Memorial Park, the Outing Partner is MVLE, and the Signage Sponsor is Signs by Saenz.

Cinema Under the Stars Weekend

The Workhouse Film Institute is presenting “Cinema under the Stars,” a new outdoor movie series. Warm summer nights are perfect for sitting under the stars to watch movies with friends and family. Tickets are $20 per vehicle and $15 for FOW members. On Friday, August 27 the movie will be “The Princess and the Frog” and on Saturday, August 28 the movie will be “JAWS.”

The movies will begin at 8:30 p.m. and you can come as early as 7:30 p.m. to set up your blanket and also get snacks, pizza, drinks, and hang out at the Family Fun Hour, which includes music, trivia contests, and other games. Visit www.workhousearts.org for more information.

Commodores Performing Live Tonight

The United States Navy’s Commodores, the premier jazz ensemble, will be performing tonight at Lake Accotink Park in Springfield, VA. The concert will be from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

The Commodores can be traced back before World War II and now the group features 18 over the Navy’s top jazz and Big Band musicians. The Commodores are directed by Senior Chief Musician Randy Mattson. You don’t want to miss this high energy performance tonight!

Power Restored For Thousands Of Northern Virginia Residents

FAIRFAX STATION, Va. (WUSA) -- "I heard five big booms. It sounded like an explosion," said John Mason who lives near Fairfax County's new Crosspointe fire station where a dangerous mistake could have been deadly.

"We don't like that this happened, especially to us, but thankfully, nobody was seriously injured," said Dan Schmidt, a spokesperson for the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department. 

Ironically, the accident happened during a routine safety check at 8:45 a.m. Wednesday. Schmidt says a firefighter on the ladder truck was raising and moving the ladder when it hit the 230,000 volt transmission line above. 

Vipar Heavy Duty Adds Local Distributor to Network

Northern Virginia Supply Company is a full-line, heavy-duty distributor headquartered in Springfield, VA.  Vipar Heavy Duty is adding Northern Virginia Supply Company and Western Trailer Sales to their distributor network. This will expand Vipar’s network in the Washington D.C. metro area, as well as Idaho with Western Trailer Sales. Northern Virginia Supply currently covers the DC metro area from four different locations in Virginia and Maryland.

The President and CEO of Vipar Heavy Duty, Steve Crowley said that both of these two companies are well known and respected in their markets as qualified distributors.

Savantage Solutions to Open Springfield Office

CEO of Savantage Solutions, Lisa Kazor, announced today that her company will be opening a new office in Springfield, VA. Savantage Solutions is now headquartered in Rockville, and their consistent growth has allowed the company the opportunity to expand to Springfield. Along with Rockville, they also currently have offices in Washington D.C. and Alexandria, VA.

Savantage Solutions provides consulting and technology support solutions to Federal agencies. Along with opening the new office in Springfield, Savantage Solutions is planning on physically expanding their Rockville office by almost 20,000 square feet. The Springfield office will be around 5,000 square feet and will feature eco-friendly design and décor concepts.