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9th Annual Springfield BridgeWalk

On Friday, September 10, Springfield residents, businesses and other community members are invited to participate in the 9th Annual Springfield Community BridgeWalk in celebration of Springfield’s commercial revitalization. Lee District Supervisor, Jeff McKay, is inviting community members to march over Veterans Bridge on Friday evening at 7:30 p.m. The march will be led by a color guard from the American Legion and a contingent of soldiers from Fort Belvoir.  After the march, there will be a free celebration at the American Legion with music, food, and door prizes.

If you are interested in participating in the BridgeWalk, you need to meet in the parking lot adjacent to the Kinko’s on the north side of the bridge at 6998 Bland Street at 7:00 p.m.

Last Chance for Island Bash at Fireside Grill

Saturday Island Bash at Fireside Grill is a special evening of live island music, special drinks and appetizers and even special pricing. There is only one more Island Bash this summer and it’s this Saturday, August 28! Come and enjoy live music from 8:30 to midnight and let your taste buds enjoy flavors inspired by the Caribbean.

There will be margaritas (that you might need to hold with two hands) and traditional and flavored mojitos. Appetizers include margaritas shrimp skewers, with garlic bread and margaritas sauce, fireside ceviche, PEI mussels with tomato sauce, creole chicken skewers, and emerald bay crab and shrimp cakes. Some entrees include sunset tilapia, lobster flatbread, and Hemingway’s filet!

Fireside Grill is located at 9000 Lorton Station Bolevard in Lorton, VA. For more information you can call 703-372-1923 or visit www.firesidegrillVA.com.

Lions Club Meeting

Tonight, Tuesday, September 28, the Lions Club is holding their bi-monthly dinner. The meeting will start at 6:30 p.m. and there will be social time directly after the club meeting at 7:00 p.m. The venue for the meeting is the Springfield Golf and Country Club at 8301 Old Keene Mill Road in Springfield, VA.

Grand Re-Opening of JCPenney!

Today, August 20, is the official grand re-opening of the newly renovated JCPenney in Springfield Mall. Springfield Mall in Springfield, VA is open Monday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. and on Sundays from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Holiday hours may vary!

90th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment

This August marks the 90th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which granted women the right to vote. There will be a celebration commemorating this historic event this Saturday, August 21 at the Workhouse Center in Lorton, VA.

Adults and children are welcome to arrive at 3:30 p.m. to learn about the history behind the Amendment, including the iconic woman that led the 1913 suffragist parade through the streets of Washington D.C on a white horse, Inez Millholland Boissevain. Boissevain’s last public words were, “Mr. President, how long must women wait for liberty?”

Come to the Workhouse Center this Saturday for educational and fun activities for the whole family!

 

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.