What to do in Mount Vernon this weekend: Saturday, Oct 15 - Sunday, Oct 16

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Credit: Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food & Agriculture

There are a bunch of fun activities and events coming up this weekend in the Mount Vernon area and around the broader Richmond Highway corridor. We're highlighting six of them.

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STEAM Fest
- Sat Oct 15 9:00 am

Hybla Valley Community Center

Free event sponsored by George Mason University in partnership with Franconia District Supervisor Rodney Lusk and the Workforce Innovation Skills Hub. Kids from K-12 can enjoy 40+ STEAM activities from 9 a.m. to noon. Registration: tinyurl.com/2022STEAMFEST [more details]


Pickleball Court Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
- Sat Oct 15 9:00 am

George Washington Rec Center

Join Mount Vernon District Supervisor Dan Storck and the Fairfax County Park Authority for a pickleball court ribbon cutting ceremony at GW Rec Center on Sat., Oct. 15 at 9 a.m. [more details]


*Lorton Volunteer Fire Department Annual Open House - Sat Oct 15 10:00 am

7701 Armistead Road 

Come join us for our annual Open House Saturday October 15th from 10am to 4pm! Station tours, games, raffle, prizes.  [more details]

*Open houses also will be taking place at other fire stations around the corridor, including Mount Vernon, Penn Daw, Woodlawn, Gunston and Kingstowne.


Lorton Community Center & Library Ribbon Cutting - Sat Oct 15 1:00 pm

Lorton Community Center & Library

Mount Vernon District Supervisor Dan Storck, Chairman Jeffrey C. McKay, Fairfax County Public Library, Fairfax County Department of Neighborhood and Community Services and the Fairfax County Park Authority invite you to a Community Celebration for the Lorton Library, Lorton Community Center and Lorton Park on Saturday, October 15, 2022, at 1 p.m. 9520 Richmond Highway, Lorton, VA. Facility tours, community activities and light refreshments will follow the ribbon cutting. This event will be held… [more details]


Purlie Vicorious - Sat Oct 15 7:30 pm & Sun Oct 16 2:00 pm

Aldersgate Church Community Theater

Description: Purlie Victorious has come back to his shabby cabin to reacquire the local church and ring the freedom bell. An inheritance due to a cousin would supply the needed cash, but unfortunately it is controlled by the plantation colonel. When Purlie sends an imposter to the colonel to claim the inheritance, she is unmasked and the colonel makes a pass at her. Eventually the church is saved, services are held and the freedom bell rings.

Tickets: https://www.brownpapertickets.com[more details]


2022 Fall Funtacular - Sun Oct 16 1:00 pm

Woodlawn & Arcadia Farm

Spend Oct. 16 (from 1-4 PM) at Arcadia's Hilltop Farm celebrating all things farm, fall, food, family, and fun on the grounds of the Woodlawn Estate in Alexandria, VA!

Pack up the family and join us for an afternoon of fun on our sustainable vegetable farm. Participate in a cake walk, take a hay ride over to our production farm, compete in various relay races, learn about bees and taste local honey, help us plant garlic for the winter, make some farm art, enjoy live music, and hang out with… [more details]


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