Brunch with Santa at the Officers’ Club
The Fort Belvoir Officers’ Club hosts a Brunch with Santa, Sunday at the club, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Enjoy Sunday brunch and meeting Jolly Saint Nick. Santa is available for pictures from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. so bring your camera. The dress code is business casual (no tennis shoes or jeans). For reservations, call 703-780-0930.
Free movie screening
The Belvoir Exchange and Universal Pictures offer a free screening of the new movie “1917,” Saturday, 7 p.m. at the Fort Belvoir Reel Time Theater, 6050 Abbot Road. The movie is about British soldiers in World War I attempting a seemingly impossible mission to save their fellow soldiers. The movie is rated “R.” For more info, call 703-806-5237.
Parents’ Night Out
Back by popular demand is Parents’ Night Out! CYS offers child care for an affordable price of $25 per child, so parents can enjoy a special night out. Parents’ Night Out is offered on the 2nd Saturday of every month, 5-10 p.m. The next date is Saturday and you must register in advance. For more, call 703-805-5555.
Salute to the Military/Nutcracker Performance
Manassas Ballet Theatre hosts a performance of “The Nutcracker” Wednesday, 7:30-9:30 p.m. at the Hylton Performing Arts Center in Manassas. The performance is FREE for all active and retired military and first responders. Accompanying family members receive 20 percent off tickets. For more, call 703-993-7550 or go to www.hyltoncenter.org and use the code SERVICE to access special offer.
New Year’s Eve Celebration
Dance to a live DJ and ring in the New Year, Dec. 31, 7 p.m.-1 a.m. with a four course dinner, a glass of champagne for the toast, party favors and continental breakfast. The cost is $90 per person and reservations open Monday and are required. Purchase tickets at the Officers’ Club, or by phone at 703-780-0930 ext. 600.
Transitioning Service members
The Army Soldier for Life Office and Department of Defense launched the SkillBridge website. The DOD SkillBridge program helps Service members gain civilian work experience through industry-specific training, apprenticeships, or internships during their last 180 days of military service. For more info, visit dodskillbridge.usalearning.gov.
The Religious Support Office has active middle and high school programs for each faith community on Fort Belvoir comprised of weekly meetings, small groups, retreats, conferences, contemporary worship and other activities. For more info, Catholic: 703-806-5745; Jewish: 703-806-3393; Protestant: 703-806-3958.
Mount Vernon by Candlelight
Tour Mount Vernon by Candlelight, Friday, 5:15-8:15 p.m. Tour George and Martha Washington’s home by candlelight and learn more about holiday traditions in 18th century Virginia. For tickets and pricing, www.mountvernon.org.
157th Anniversary of the Battle of Fredericksburg
The National Park Service observes the 157th Anniversary of the Battle of Fredericksburg (Civil War), Saturday and Sunday, with historian-led programs at various park locations in and around Fredericksburg, Va. Each program lasts about 90 minutes. For more, go to NPS.gov and search ‘157th Fredericksburg,’ or call 540-693-3200.