Show Your Support for Military Families

The Workhouse Arts Center is inviting everyone to show their support for military families by helping them ‘Create a Heart’ as part of a community mural. The pre-cut heart is available for decorating during the Art Center’s monthly family open studio day, Saturday, noon to 4 p.m. It will be officially revealed Armed Forces Day 2019. For more, call the Workhouse Arts Center at 703-584-2929 or email YonseniaWhite@workhousearts.org.

Chili/Bingo

Historic Pohick Church’s Ann Mason Guild hosts its annual Chili Cook-off and Bingo, Sat., 6-9 p.m. Tickets are $10 per person, without a chili entry; and $5 per person with chili entry. Children 10 and younger are free. For more, email Wendy Remaly at wendy.remaly@gmail.com; or Angela Edgemon, Aedge619@aol.com; or call the church office, 703-339-6572. 

Valentine’s Day dinner at the Officers’ Club

Enjoy a romantic atmosphere overlooking the Potomac River, dance in the beautiful Mount Vernon Room, and dine on a gourmet meal especially for two. “Love on the Potomac” Valentine’s Dinner will be Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, 6-9 p.m. The evening includes a four-course dinner, glass of wine, dancing, entertainment for $100 per couple; and a cash bar. Reservations are required. Call 703-780-0930 for more. 

Ed Center events

Barden Education Center has programs available during February. A Green-to-Gold brief is Feb. 19, 11 a.m.-noon, Room 108. Feb. 20 programs are Career Skills Program briefing, 9 a.m., Room 160; Troops-to-Teachers, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Room 108; a Tuition Assistance workshop at 1 p.m., Room 122; and a Warrant Officer’s brief, 1 p.m., Room 106. Feb. 21, Barden education counselors from Army Education and Webster University are available during Fort Belvoir Community Hospital counseling hours, Room 01 134, 8-11 a.m. Barden Ed Center is 9625 Belvoir Road. For more, call 703-805-9264 or 9267. 

Army Warrant Officers

The Lord Fairfax Silver Chapter, U.S. Army Warrant Officers Association, has a no-host breakfast and chapter meeting at 9:30 a.m. Feb. 16 at American Legion Post 176, Warrior Café, 6520 Amherst Ave, Springfield, Va. Active, Reserve, and retired warrant officers are invited to attend. Call Jon Huntington, chapter president, at 918-857-8338 for more.

GW Birthday service

The Brotherhood of Saint Andrew, Pohick Chapter, sponsors a breakfast after a commemorative service celebrating the birthday of George Washington. The service and breakfast are Feb. 18, 8 a.m. Tickets are $10 per person, $25 per family group, children under 12 free. Call Fred Crawford for more at 703-994-5236. 

Genealogy discussion

The Mount Vernon Genealogical Society hosts Bruce deGrazia, University of Maryland professor of Cyber Security Management and Policy in a presentation called “Protecting Your Privacy in the On-Line Genealogy World.” This free event is Feb. 19, 1-3 p.m. in Room 112 of the Hollin Hall Senior Center, 1500 Shenandoah Road, Alexandria, near Fort Hunt Road. For more go to www.mvgenealogy.org.

Quarterly Training

The Fort Belvoir Army Substance Abuse Program conducts quarterly training on substance abuse awareness; suicide prevention; and Employee Assistance Program, Feb. 21, 9 a.m. to noon in Wood Theater. The training is open to all Service members and DoD civilians. For more, call 703-805-1010.

Wedding Fair, Bridal Show

Join the Officers’ Club, Feb. 23, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. for a day of luxury and inspiration. The Wedding Fair and Bridal Show features tastings, bridal fashion and music. Preview the hottest trends in table designs, flowers, cakes, linens, stationery, beauty, jewelry and more. Attendees can win gifts. Entry fee is $10. For more call the O’ Club at 703-780-0930.

Spirit Skate

The Alpha Lambda Psi Military Spouses Sorority, Inc., has a spirit skate fundraiser, Feb. 23, 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m., at Cavalier Family Skating Center, Jefferson Davis Highway, Stafford, Va. For more, email secretarybetachapter.alp@ gmail.com, or call540-498-8592.

Philadelphia Flower Show Day Trip

Join the Community Center to go to America’s leading garden and floral design show, March 9. The trip costs $90 per person and includes a luxury motor coach and entry into the 2019 Flower Show: Flower Power. The bus departs from the Community Center at 7:30 a.m. and returns at 8:30 p.m. Register by Feb. 22 at the Community Center. Eligible ID card holders may sponsor one non-ID Card holder. For more, call 703-805-3714. 

Key Personnel Leadership Training

The Family Advocacy Program has interactive training designed to increase the awareness of command’s roles and responsibilities when responding to allegations of spouse and child abuse. This training is for senior leadership, E7 and above. Training dates are April 4 and July 25. Each session is from 9-11 a.m. Register by calling 571-231-7001. 

Philadelphia Day Trips

Spend the day exploring Philadelphia and let the Community Center take care of the driving. Trip dates are April 13, June 15 and Aug. 17. The trip departs from the Community Center at 7:30 a.m. Seats are $55 per person. Patrons are guaranteed six hours in the city. Each eligible ID card holder can sponsor one non-ID card holder. For more, call 703-805-3714. 

Wine Tasting Trips

Join the Community Center for a Wine Tasting Trip to discover three of Virginia’s finest vineyards. Wine Tasting Trips are May 11, June 8, July 13, Aug. 10, Sep. 14 and Oct. 12. The trips depart the Community Center at 9 a.m. and visits Pearmund Cellars, Barrel Oak Winery and the Winery at Bull Run, for $50 per person. Eligible ID card holders can sponsor one non-ID card holder. For more, call 703-805-3714. 

OCS Reunion

An Army OCS reunion, scheduled April 28-May 1, is open to all branch classes, 1941 to the present. Mini class reunions are welcome to celebrate with the national reunion. Register at https://www.ocsalumni. org/. For more, contact Nancy Ionoff, ocsalumnireunion@gmail.com, 813- 917-4309.