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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.

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!

Come Solve an Architectural Mystery at Gunston Hall

Gunston Hall is calling all young detectives to help solve an 18th century mystery! Gunston Hall was once a 5,500 acre corn and tobacco plantation and home to George Mason IV. Plantation Sleuth Family Program: Architecture Antics will be both educational and fun. Children will find out about the building of the mansion, as well as uncover clues in the mansion, garden, school and kitchen yard. Families will get a child-friendly mansion tour and pre-reserved groups will received a guide for the plantation experience.

This mystery event is open for the rest of August on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Adults are $9, children between ages 6-12 are $6, children between ages 2-5 are $2, and family admission is $25. You can also reserve a Sleuth tour for a group of ten or more for $5 a child.