Yard Sale Weekend
The last yard sale weekend for the summer is Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Village-wide yard sales run on both days. Residents in all Villages are encouraged to participate. Contact your Community Management Office if you have any questions.
Fort Belvoir Environmental Division will restore the Belvoir Ruins Trail as part of National Public Lands Day by installing new fence posts, repairing a bench, and planting trees and wildflowers, Sept. 28, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Volunteers meet at the Fairfax Village Community Center. To register, contact Monica Mundrick at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-806-0048.
Jewish High Holy Days
Fort Belvoir’s Jewish Congregation has announced the service schedule for the upcoming High Holy Days. All events are at Belvoir Chapel.
Sept. 29 (Erev), 7 p.m.
Sept. 30 (Day 1), 10 a.m.; Children’s Service, 11:30 a.m.; chapel social hall; Tashlich, after services; Mincha/Maariv, 7 p.m.
Oct. 1 (Day 2), 10 a.m.
Oct. 4 7:30 p.m.
ACS Family Advocacy Program offers an informative class for dads and dads-to-be, today, 9 a.m. – noon. To register, call 571-231-7021 or email FBFamilyAdvocacy@gmail.com.
Retiree Appreciation Day
Fort Belvoir hosts Retiree Appreciation Day in two locations, Friday, 8 a.m.-12:45 p.m. at Specker Field House for the Health Fair; and 1-3 p.m. in the Defense Acquisition University’s Scott Hall for benefits briefings.
WMATA will be on hand to accept applications for the reduced fare SmarTrip Card for people with disabilities, whch offers half-peak fares on Metrobus, Metrorail and other transit services in the area. To qualify for Metro’s reduced rare SmarTrip ID card, patrons must be younger than 65 and provide proof of disability, including a DD2765; proof of a VA disability rating of at least 60 percent; an audiogram of at least 70db; or a Medicare card, in lieu of a health care professional’s signature.
People who go can also learn about ClearCaptions, a free captioning phone system for people with hearing loss
that’s certified by a qualified health care professional.
All military retirees and their family
members are invited. For more, call
O’ Club Hawaiian Luau
The Fort Belvoir Officers’ Club hosts its annual Hawaiian Luau, Friday, 6-9 p.m., to include a delicious all-you-can-eat buffet and a Hula show with Polynesian dancers. The cost is $40 for members, $45 for non-members, $15.95 for children 6-12, and free for children 5 and under. Pre-paid reservations are required. Call 703-780-0930, ext. 600 for more.
Stroller Walking Group
Join ACS and Belvoir community parents for the Stroller Walking Group at Pullen Field. The group meets Friday, 10 a.m. The group, open to active duty, retirees, their families, DoD civilians and Contractors, is a way to socialize while providing a good source of exercise. For more, call 571-231-7028.
Smithsonian Museum Day
Smithsonian Magazine hosts Museum Day, Saturday, where participating museums and cultural institutions nationwide provide free entry to those who present a Museum Day ticket. The ticket allows free admission for two people and can be reserved at smithsonianmag.com/museumday.
The Art of Marriage
Come join us for a 6-week marriage
enrichment small group study, The Art of Marriage, Sundays from Oct. 13-Nov. 17, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Woodlawn Chapel. Childcare (up to age 11), dinner, and study materials are provided for free. Register now with a text to Keith Morgan (Chapel Next) at
After the Storm
This free two-part workshop helps couples who have experienced, or are currently experiencing, infidelity in their relationship learn how to find closure or how to heal in their relationship. Series 1: Oct. 17 and 23. Eligible participants include active duty, retirees, their families, and DoD Civilians. Register by calling 571-231-7018.
Mass Transportation Benefit Program
The Mass Transportation Benefit Program is for eligible government employees and Service members. Participating employees in the National Capital Region receive “transit passes” to cover personal commuting costs, not to exceed $265 per month. For more info, www.whs.mil.
The 23rd Annual Oktoberfest takes place on Fort Belvoir’s Fremont Field, Oct. 4, 4 p.m. – 11 p.m.; Oct. 5, noon – 11 p.m.; and Oct. 6, noon – 8 p.m. Oktoberfest features authentic German cuisine, beverages, music, dancing, and more. Entry is free. ATMs will be available on site and credit cards will be accepted by MWR for beer tickets. For more info, visit belvoir.armymwr.com.