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Welcome to Historic Occoquan, Virginia
& to HistoricOccoquan.com

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Historic Occoquan is a community rich in history and consists of residents, artists, shops, restaurants, businesses, and a local town government.  It's outdoor dining, ghost walks, town boat dock and more are located just 11 miles south of the Capital Beltway on I-95 at exit 160 and then north on Gordon Blvd/Rte 123 to Commerce Street.  Directions to Historic Occoquan are available at Google Maps.

Occoquan is located at 38°40′58″N, 77°15′39″W and is accessible by car, boat, raft, bike, and foot traffic.  Access is available by road, river and the East Coast Greenway.

Occoquan is also conveniently located just minutes from the Amtrak Auto Train stop in Lorton, VA.  Unlike a plane or the car, the auto train provides onboard entertainment, a lounge car and a dining car as it takes both you and your vehicle on a stress free journey to Florida.  So when you next consider a trip to Florida, please remember your opportunities of shopping and dining in Historic Occoquan before you depart or upon your return.

The Town of Occoquan can be explored by this aerial view where you can click on shops and business for more information or you can access an on-line map of the town which includes a little bit of history and is provided by the Business Guild of Occoquan.  For even more history, the Historic Occoquan Self Guided Walking Tour has been made available with the permission of LaVerne Carson.

Read about this month's masthead celebrating All Hallow's Eve.

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Historic Occoquan Community Events
for this month & Beyond

The latest Town of Occoquan Newsletter is available on the left.

Historic Occoquan.com can now be viewed on your phone
 by going to
Historicoccoquan.mobi

 

Historic Occoquan Event Application

Pictures of some of the Historic Occoquan Town Markers are now online.  Read about some of the town history as more markers are added to the site.

If you would like to look more quickly for specific items, participating Occoquan Merchants and items that they provide can be found using the Google custom search feature below:

The "Just say 'Hi' Campaign"

  • Show your support for the "HistoricOccoquan.Com" website and  help maintain the friendly Occoquan lifestyle.  When next in town, don't forget to smile and say 'Hi".  Having a sparkle in your eye is optional.

And they also won the Carlson Craft Award for Service to their customers for the 20th consecutive  year!

 

Local Poet Leo Smith now has some of his work on-line

The Historic Occoquan Theatre is now On-Line!

Watch events that have occurred in Historic Occoquan that you may have missed....

During the Month:

  • Serendipity is offering: 10% discount coupons on their site, for entire purchase
    • They also are reporting on their website that
    • Every Tuesday--military spouses get 20 percent off.
    • Every Thursday--senior citizens (60 and older) get 20 percent off
  • Off the Beading Path monthly special includes:
    • Strands that are 20% off, see their site for details
    • Receive 50% off one item in the store (excluding any other promotions, some products excluded) on your birthday.
      • Well, not exactly limited to just the one day.  Offer is available within one week of your birthday.
  • Off the Beading Path is also offering Jewelry Making Classes
    • Choose from a variety of creative jewelry making classes. Techniques range from beginning to advanced. Can't make a class? They offer private classes, parties, and individual instruction. Check their online calendar or go in to chat and view their class samples.
    •  Registration taken over the phone or in person.
  • Spinaweb is featuring fabric woven in their shop that they make into fashionable clothing and boutique items.  See their site for details.
  • The Coffee House of Occoquan is continuing their sale this month - Up to 50% and more off on selected items!
  • Sincerely Yours Stained Glass Studio is holding classes to teach how to create a copper-foil stained glass panels of your choice.  Call or Email to schedule.

September 2 (Tuesday) - October 5 (Sunday)

Season's Change, Original Watercolors by Marcia Weilder

  • Inspired by the rural places and wilderness, Marcia Weidler’s intimate paintings present quiet moments in nature. While preparing “Season’s Change,” Marcia enjoyed the variety of colors on her palette and the emotions associated with each season. Discover mystery, wonder, or special memories in distant mountains, peaceful meadows, and rural barns.
  • The Loft Gallery is located at 313 Mill Street in the heart of Historic Occoquan and is open on: Tuesday-Friday 1100 Hours - 1600 Hours (11:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
      • Saturday 1100 Hours - 1700 Hours (11:00 AM - 5:00 PM)
      • Sunday 1200 Hours - 1700 Hours (Noon - 5:00 PM)
      • For more information, contact the gallery at703-490-1117

September 2 (Tuesday) - October 6 (Monday)

Pairs by Any Other Name

  • The  exhibit features unique works of art that include:
    • 5 new works by Roger Frey, continuing in his “Diana Series” by adding a male companion he calls Apollo. 
    •  Bob Horowitz will be featuring complementary wood turned objects that emphasize the likeness between pairs of objects.
    • The gallery is open 1100 Hours - 1700 Hours (11:00 AM – 5:00 PM) daily and is located at
      309 Mill Street in Historic Occoquan, VA.  
      • For more information contact the gallery at 703-494-0584

“Diana and Apollo in France” by Roger Frey (24” x 30”) “Diana and Apollo Resting” by Roger Frey (24” x 30”) “Diana and Apollo with Plans” by Roger Frey (24” x 30”)

“A Pair of Box Elder Salad Bowls” by Bob Horowitz (11 ½” x 4” and 3” x 4”) “A Pair of Cherry Burl Seahorses” by Bob Horowitz “A Pair of Maple Natural Edge Bowls” by Bob Horowitz (9 ½” x 8 ½” x 4 ½” and 8 ½” x 5”)

Jack Dyer, May 2008 “Rose in a Woven Basket Vase” by Jack Dyer “Round Island Light” by Jack Dyer “Daisies” by Jack Dyer

October 1 (Wednesday) - October 31 (Friday)

  • Haunt the Town!!
    • The Haunting of Occoquan begins October 1st and runs thru October 31st.  Hop on your broom, come on down and visit the many wonderful shops.  
    • Enjoy the life-size Halloween Character's which you'll find on Occoquan's benches, porches

October 1 (Wednesday)

  • The Cock and Bowl is having their Mussels, Frites, and Brew
    • All Day - Every Wednesday
    • Mussels Mariniere & frites, just $14.
    • Add a brew from a short list of Belgians for just $4 more.
    • Best deal in town! 
  • The Cock and Bowl is hosing a Homebrewer's Night
    • From 1930 Hours to 2130 Hours (7:30 PM - 9:30 PM)
    • It's a night for homebrewers of ALL levels of experience can get together and discuss their latest ideas, creations, and upcoming projects!
    • At the Cock and Bowl they're always looking for new blood to join the crowd, so feel free to join us! And don't forget to bring your beer to sample!
  • Haunted Occoquan Tours are booking up for the 2100 hour tour weather permitting (9:00 PM).
    • Call 571-572-9410 to book your tour now while spaces and spirits are still available.

October 2 (Thursday)

  • Haunted Occoquan Tours are booking up for the 2100 hour tour weather permitting (9:00 PM).
    • Call 571-572-9410 to book your tour now while spaces and spirits are still available.

October 3 (Friday)

  • Haunted Occoquan Tours are booking up for the 2100 hour tour weather permitting (9:00 PM).
    • Call 571-572-9410 to book your tour now while spaces and spirits are still available.

October 4 (Saturday)

  • River Shore Charters is offering tours of the Occoquan between 1200 Hrs till 1700 Hrs (12:00 PM - 5:00 PM)
    • Departures are on each hour from Occoquan Regional Park and the Wharf at the Town of Occoquan.
    • Tickets are just $12 for each adult, $6 for kids and PETS ride for FREE!
    • Tickets are available for purchase online at River Shore Charters or purchase on the boat.
  • The Art a La Carte Gallery is hosting a Meet the Artist Reception for Tonya Butcher
    • From 1500 Hours - 1700 Hours (3:00 PM - 5:00 PM)
    • Tonya Butcher is a self-taught portrait artist working with several medium to include; watercolor, soft pastel, charcoal and espresso. Tonya enjoys creating one of-a-kind pieces of both people and animals, capturing the beauty of the spirit in classical realism style. Tonya is inspired by masters such as Michelangelo and Degas.
  • Haunted Occoquan Tours are booking up for the 1600 and 2100 hour tours  weather permitting (4:00 PM and 9:00 PM).
    • Call 571-572-9410 to book your tour now while spaces and spirits are still available.
  • River Shore Charters is offering rides to Tim's Rivershore
    • Departure is at 18:30 hours (6:30 PM0 and arrive at Tim's at 19:40 hours (7:40 PM)
    • Stay there 2 hours with departure at 21:45 hours (9:45 PM) and return to Occoquan at 23:00 Hours (11:00 PM).
    • This ride departs from the Town Wharf
    • Cost $30 adults, child $15 Reservations Required

October 5 (Sunday)

  • River Shore Charters is offering rides to Tim's Rivershore
    • Departure is at 10:15 hours (10:15 AM) and returns from Tim's at 14:45 hours (2:45 PM)
    • This ride departs from the Town Wharf
    • Cost $30 adults, child $15
    • Reservations Required
  • The Mill House Museum is offering a Milling Exhibit
    • from 1100 Hours - 14:30 Hours (11:00 AM - 2:30 PM)
    • Children will enjoy this hands on exhibit where they will grind wheat into flour and learn how wheat grows and is harvested.  
    • Young millers will take home wheat seeds to plant and a recipe for Mill House Millies!
  • Madigan's Waterfront is hosting a Cheers Sunday! - Paint your own Wine Glasses & Wine
    • From 12:30 Hours - 14:30 Hours (12:30 PM - 2:30 PM)
    • Paint your Own Wine Glasses + Wine two Hours Hands-On Painting Class.  
    • Paint four Wine Glasses to take home and Enjoy a 1/2 Bottle of Wine while you Paint!  
    • $35.00 Per Person
    • Reservation Required
  • River Shore Charters is offering tours of the Occoquan between 1500 Hrs till dark (3:00 PM - Dark)
    • Departures are on each hour from Occoquan Regional Park and the Wharf at the Town of Occoquan.
    • Tickets are just $12 for each adult, $6 for kids and PETS ride for FREE!
    • Tickets are available for purchase online at River Shore Charters or purchase on board.

October 6 (Monday)

  • The Bottle Stop is hosting a Carrick Wine Dinner with Winemaker Francis Hutt
    • From 1900 Hours to 2100 Hours (7:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
    • This is your opportunity to join New Zealand winemaker Francis Hutt for a 4-course wine dinner.  The full menu is available when you visit their registration page.
    •  $60 per person or
    • $55/person for Wine Club Members
    • Online Registration is Available

October 7 (Tuesday) - November 3 (Monday)

Make Like a Leaf, and Fall

  • The  exhibit features unique works of art that include:
    • Oil Paintings by Steve Myles of Oakton, VA and
    • Fused Glass by David and Dale Barnes of Sterling, VA
    • The gallery is open 1100 Hours - 1700 Hours (11:00 AM – 5:00 PM) daily and is located at
      309 Mill Street in Historic Occoquan, VA.  
      • For more information contact the gallery at 703-494-0584

“Spring Rush” by Steve Myles – Oil on Canvas “Seasons in the Wind” by David Barnes – Fused Glass “Piedmont Pumpkin Patch” by Steve Myles – Oil on Canvas

“Autumn Shadows” by Steve Myles – Giclee Reproduction on Canvas “The Mill Stream” by Steve Myles – Giclee Reproduction on Canvas “Fall” by David Barnes – Fused Glass

October 7 (Tuesday)

  • Another action packed Town Hall meeting at 1900 Hours (7:00 PM)

October 7 (Tuesday) - November 2 (Sunday)

Suzanne Jepson's "Let it Rain"

  • Per Susan -
    • “Rain, rain, go away!”  But rain can be exhilarating, fun, and even romantic.  Fond memories of rain - playing with childhood friends, laughing and splashing, walks with my husband and my children’s faces lighting, finding the joy of playing in the rain.  May my paintings bring back your fond memories.
  • The Loft Gallery is located at 313 Mill Street in the heart of Historic Occoquan and is open on: Tuesday-Friday 1100 Hours - 1600 Hours (11:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
      • Saturday 1100 Hours - 1700 Hours (11:00 AM - 5:00 PM)
      • Sunday 1200 Hours - 1700 Hours (Noon - 5:00 PM)
      • For more information, contact the gallery at703-490-1117

October 8 (Wednesday)

  • Dansk Day Spa is having a 10th Anniversary Open House Ribbon and Cutting Ceremony!!
    • From 1600 Hours - 2000 Hours (4:00 PM - 8:00 PM)
    • Join them for their Open House and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony with the Prince William Chamber.
    • They are celebrating their 10th Anniversary as your local day spa.
    • Enjoy gifts, special offers, refreshments, silent auction to benefit ACTS Pantry, music, drawings, and just a good time.

October 9 (Thursday)

  • Haunted Occoquan Tours are booking up for the 2100 hour tour weather permitting (9:00 PM).
    • Call 571-572-9410 to book your tour now while spaces and spirits are still available.

October 10 (Friday)

  • Haunted Occoquan Tours are booking up for the 2100 hour tour weather permitting (9:00 PM).
    • Call 571-572-9410 to book your tour now while spaces and spirits are still available.

October 11 (Saturday)

  • River Shore Charters is offering tours of the Occoquan between 1200 Hrs till 1700 Hrs (12:00 PM - 5:00 PM)
    • Departures are on each hour from Occoquan Regional Park and the Wharf at the Town of Occoquan.
    • Tickets are just $12 for each adult, $6 for kids and PETS ride for FREE!
    • Tickets are available for purchase online at River Shore Charters or purchase on the boat.
  • The Loft Gallery is having an Artists Reception for Suzanne Jpeson
    • From 1300 Hours - 1600 Hours (1:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
    • The Loft Gallery is located at 313 Mill Street in the heart of Historic Occoquan and is open on: Tuesday-Friday 1100 Hours - 1600 Hours (11:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
        • Saturday 1100 Hours - 1700 Hours (11:00 AM - 5:00 PM)
        • Sunday 1200 Hours - 1700 Hours (Noon - 5:00 PM)
        • For more information, contact the gallery at703-490-1117
  • The Artists' Undertaking Gallery is having a Meet the Artist Reception
    • Reception is from 1300 Hours - 1600 Hours (1:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
    • This is your opportunity to meet the creators of the art featured in this month's Art Exhibit, Steve Myles and David and Dale Barnes
    • The gallery is open 1100 Hours - 1700 Hours (11:00 AM – 5:00 PM) daily and is located at
      309 Mill Street in Historic Occoquan, VA.  
      • For more information contact the gallery at 703-494-0584
  • Haunted Occoquan Tours are booking up for the 1600 and 2100 hour tours  weather permitting (4:00 PM and 9:00 PM).
    • Call 571-572-9410 to book your tour now while spaces and spirits are still available.
  • River Shore Charters is offering rides to Tim's Rivershore
    • Departure is at 18:30 hours (6:30 PM0 and arrive at Tim's at 19:40 hours (7:40 PM)
    • Stay there 2 hours with departure at 21:45 hours (9:45 PM) and return to Occoquan at 23:00 Hours (11:00 PM).
    • This ride departs from the Town Wharf
    • Cost $30 adults, child $15 Reservations Required

October 12 (Sunday)

  • River Shore Charters is offering rides to Tim's Rivershore
    • Departure is at 10:15 hours (10:15 AM) and returns from Tim's at 14:45 hours (2:45 PM)
    • This ride departs from the Town Wharf
    • Cost $30 adults, child $15
    • Reservations Required
  • The Golden Goose is having a Department 56 Open House
    • From 1000 Hours - 1600 Hours (10:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
    • A day of fun for Department 56 Village Collectors.
    • Games, Door Prizes, A Downton Abbey Tea, and "Have a Ball" display contest.
  • River Shore Charters is offering tours of the Occoquan between 1500 Hrs till dark (3:00 PM - Dark)
    • Departures are on each hour from Occoquan Regional Park and the Wharf at the Town of Occoquan.
    • Tickets are just $12 for each adult, $6 for kids and PETS ride for FREE!
    • Tickets are available for purchase online at River Shore Charters or purchase on board.

October 13 (Monday)

  • Town Hall is closed

October 14 (Tuesday)

  •  The Cock and Bowl is offering their Chicken & Waffles
    • From 1600 hours - 2100 hours (4:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
    • In what has become an institution, the Cock and Bowl is serving a delicious breaded boneless chicken breast, served perched atop a fresh baked waffle, and slathered in OMG-level creamy sausage gravy.
      • Some prefer it with a little maple syrup, some are purists, but all sigh with happiness the whole meal through.
    • Get in early as it is only being offered while supplies last
  • Planning Commission Meeting at 1900 Hours (7:00 PM)
  • Architectural Review Board Meeting at 1930 Hours (7:30 PM)

October 15 (Wednesday)

  • The Cock and Bowl is having their Mussels, Frites, and Brew
    • All Day - Every Wednesday
    • Mussels Mariniere & frites, just $14.
    • Add a brew from a short list of Belgians for just $4 more.
    • Best deal in town! 
  • Haunted Occoquan Tours are booking up for the 2100 hour tour weather permitting (9:00 PM).
    • Call 571-572-9410 to book your tour now while spaces and spirits are still available.

October 16 (Thursday)

  • The Bottle Stop is offering Wine, Nibbles, & Scribbles
    • From 1900 Hours - 2100 Hours (7:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
    • This 2-hour class is taught by artist Kathy Strauss of Imagewerks and includes a canvas, painting materials, one glass of wine and a cheese platter. 
    • Have you always wanted to learn to paint, but thought you couldn't? 
    • No experience necessary for this class and at the end you will have a painted canvas that you can take home with you. 
    • Advanced purchase of tickets is required, online registration is available.
  • Haunted Occoquan Tours are booking up for the 2100 hour tour weather permitting (9:00 PM).
    • Call 571-572-9410 to book your tour now while spaces and spirits are still available.

October 17 (Friday)

  • Haunted Occoquan Tours are booking up for the 2100 hour tour weather permitting (9:00 PM).
    • Call 571-572-9410 to book your tour now while spaces and spirits are still available.

October 18 (Saturday)

  • Friends of the Occoquan Fall Cleanup from 0900 Hours to 1200 Hours (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
    • See their site for details
  • River Shore Charters is offering tours of the Occoquan between 1200 Hrs till 1700 Hrs (12:00 PM - 5:00 PM)
    • Departures are on each hour from Occoquan Regional Park and the Wharf at the Town of Occoquan.
    • Tickets are just $12 for each adult, $6 for kids and PETS ride for FREE!
    • Tickets are available for purchase online at River Shore Charters or purchase on the boat.
  • Haunted Occoquan Tours are booking up for the 1600 and 2100 hour tours  weather permitting (4:00 PM and 9:00 PM).
    • Call 571-572-9410 to book your tour now while spaces and spirits are still available.
  • River Shore Charters is offering rides to Tim's Rivershore
    • Departure is at 18:30 hours (6:30 PM0 and arrive at Tim's at 19:40 hours (7:40 PM)
    • Stay there 2 hours with departure at 21:45 hours (9:45 PM) and return to Occoquan at 23:00 Hours (11:00 PM).
    • This ride departs from the Town Wharf
    • Cost $30 adults, child $15 Reservations Required

October 19 (Sunday)

  • River Shore Charters is offering rides to Tim's Rivershore
    • Departure is at 10:15 hours (10:15 AM) and returns from Tim's at 14:45 hours (2:45 PM)
    • This ride departs from the Town Wharf
    • Cost $30 adults, child $15
    • Reservations Required
  • River Shore Charters is offering tours of the Occoquan between 1500 Hrs till dark (3:00 PM - Dark)
    • Departures are on each hour from Occoquan Regional Park and the Wharf at the Town of Occoquan.
    • Tickets are just $12 for each adult, $6 for kids and PETS ride for FREE!
    • Tickets are available for purchase online at River Shore Charters or purchase on board.

October 21 (Tuesday)

  • Town Council Work Session at 1900 Hours (7:00 PM)

October 22 (Wednesday)

  • The Cock and Bowl is having their Mussels, Frites, and Brew
    • All Day - Every Wednesday
    • Mussels Mariniere & frites, just $14.
    • Add a brew from a short list of Belgians for just $4 more.
    • Best deal in town! 
  • Haunted Occoquan Tours are booking up for the 2100 hour tour weather permitting (9:00 PM).
    • Call 571-572-9410 to book your tour now while spaces and spirits are still available.

October 23 (Thursday)

  • Haunted Occoquan Tours are booking up for the 2100 hour tour weather permitting (9:00 PM).
    • Call 571-572-9410 to book your tour now while spaces and spirits are still available.

October 24 (Friday)

  • Haunted Occoquan Tours are booking up for the 2100 hour tour weather permitting (9:00 PM).
    • Call 571-572-9410 to book your tour now while spaces and spirits are still available.

October 25 (Saturday)

  • The Mill House Museum is offering a Children's Writing Clinic
    • from 10:30 Hours - 13:00 Hours (10:30 AM - 1:00 PM)
    • Elementary school children are invited to join local author Jamey M. Long for a writing clinic at the Occoquan Town Hall.  
    • Children will develop their own story line and character in this 90 minute class.
    • A $25 fee includes a signed copy of Johnny Appleseed.
    • Contact Mill House Museum for registration
  • River Shore Charters is offering tours of the Occoquan between 1200 Hrs till 1700 Hrs (12:00 PM - 5:00 PM)
    • Departures are on each hour from Occoquan Regional Park and the Wharf at the Town of Occoquan.
    • Tickets are just $12 for each adult, $6 for kids and PETS ride for FREE!
    • Tickets are available for purchase online at River Shore Charters or purchase on the boat.
  • Haunted Occoquan Tours are booking up for the 1600 and 2100 hour tours  weather permitting (4:00 PM and 9:00 PM).
    • Call 571-572-9410 to book your tour now while spaces and spirits are still available.
  • River Shore Charters is offering rides to Tim's Rivershore
    • Departure is at 18:30 hours (6:30 PM0 and arrive at Tim's at 19:40 hours (7:40 PM)
    • Stay there 2 hours with departure at 21:45 hours (9:45 PM) and return to Occoquan at 23:00 Hours (11:00 PM).
    • This ride departs from the Town Wharf
    • Cost $30 adults, child $15 Reservations Required

October 26 (Sunday)

  • River Shore Charters is offering rides to Tim's Rivershore
    • Departure is at 10:15 hours (10:15 AM) and returns from Tim's at 14:45 hours (2:45 PM)
    • This ride departs from the Town Wharf
    • Cost $30 adults, child $15
    • Reservations Required
  • The Golden Goose is having a Byers' Choice Caroler Open House
    • From 1100 Hours - 1600 Hours (11:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
    • Featuring Games, Caroler Vignettes, their Caroler-A-Thon which is the largest selection of Carolers all year. 
    • With the purchase of each Caroler a chance to enter the Grand Prize Drawing.
  • River Shore Charters is offering tours of the Occoquan between 1500 Hrs till dark (3:00 PM - Dark)
    • Departures are on each hour from Occoquan Regional Park and the Wharf at the Town of Occoquan.
    • Tickets are just $12 for each adult, $6 for kids and PETS ride for FREE!
    • Tickets are available for purchase online at River Shore Charters or purchase on board.

October 31 (Friday)

  • Madigan's Waterfront is offering a Halloween Wine Dinner!
    • From 1900 Hours - 2200 Hours (7:00 PM - 10:00 PM)
    • A five course Wine Dinner
    • See their site for details
  • Madigan's Waterfront is having a Halloween Party!
    • from 2100 Hours - Closing (9:00 PM - Closing)
    • Live Entertainment and Costume Contest
      • 1st Prize:  $100.00
      •  2nd Prize $50.00
      • 3rd Prize:  Gift Certificate
      • Please no distasteful Costumes!

November 8 (Saturday)

Over 60 local artists will be participating inside the local galleries of Occoquan, VA, for our
7th “Art on the Block”
Saturday, November 8, from 1 to 5 pm. 
Enjoy watching artists while they work -
partake in receptions at each of the galleries -
sign up for special drawings
Visit and meet the artists in these participating galleries

Art A La Carte – 310 Mill Street – – 703-496-9540  
Artists’ Undertaking Gallery – 309 Mill Street – 703-494-0584  
Brambles – 307 Mill Street – 703-492-0401  
The Loft Gallery – 313 Mill Street – 703-490-1117  
Mill Street Studio – 416 Mill Street –703-615-8565  
Off the Beading Path – 310 Mill Street – 703-492-2323  
Spiral Creations – 304 Mill Street – 703-571-494-1581  
Sincerely Yours Stained Glass – 214A Commerce Street – 703-490-0827
Red Art & Design - 125 Mill Street, Suite #9 - 703-490-1056

Background behind the Art on the Block:  

Occoquan’s first “Art on the Block” was held on November 12, 2011, and because of its great success, has been held twice a year since then, (Mother’s Day weekend in May and Veterans Day weekend in November).  “We wanted to help make Occoquan a destination place for art lovers”, said Jane Ernst of the Artists’ Undertaking Gallery, who along with her husband, David, established the first event, and has been coordinating the “Art on the Block” ever since. Occoquan has in its galleries over 60 talented local artists.  In addition to the artwork in the galleries, Occoquan has many eclectic shops offering the visitor many unique items not found in your local chain stores. “Our little community is one of those hidden jewels waiting to be discovered, and then revisited often”.  

On Saturday, November 8, from 1 to 5 pm, eight galleries – Art A La Carte, Artists’ Undertaking Gallery, Brambles, The Loft Gallery, Mill Street Studio, Spiral Creations, Off the Beading Path and Sincerely Yours Stained Glass – welcomes everyone to come and visit them in Occoquan and enjoy their creative endeavors.  Many of the artists will be available to discuss their work, answer questions, and some will be demonstrating their talents.  Each gallery will have a reception, with some having special drawings for prizes.

“marga REE TA” by Lydia Jechorek – Oil (The Loft Gallery) “Musical Trio” by Deena Hunkler Sanks – Oil on Panel (The Loft Gallery) “Poppy in Bloom” by David Ernst – Photography (Artists’ Undertaking Gallery) “Mug, Tumbler & Vase) by Marianne Corydack – Salt Fired Stoneware (Artists’ Undertaking Gallery) “Bald Eagle Chase over Pohick Bay” by Gerry Gantt – Photography (Artists’ Undertaking Gallery)

November 1 (Saturday) - November 2 (Sunday)

  • The Golden Goose is hosting a Santa's Around the World Open House
    • From 1000 Hours to 1700 Hours (10:00 AM - 5:00 PM)
    • They hope that you will join them as they highlight Santa's from these well-known collections:  Pipka, Possible Dreams, Karen Didion, Byers' Choice, Jim Shore and Santa's World. 
    • With the purchase of each Santa on this weekend they will provide you with an entry slip which will be placed in a Grand Prize Drawing for a $75.00 Golden Goose Gift Certificate. 
    • Drawing will be held at 1700 Hours (5:00 PM) Sunday,  2 November 
    • You do not need to be present to win. 
    • Winner will be notified by phone or e-mail by Monday, 3 November.

November 21 (Friday)

  • The Occoquan Annual Holiday Open House.  Details are forthcoming.

November 22 (Saturday)

  • The Art A La Carte Gallery is hosting Figure Drawing Class by Tonya Butcher
    • From 0800 Hours to 10:30 Hours (8:00 AM - 10:30 AM)
    • $80 for the full course or $40 per session
    • Online Registration is available
    • The Art A La Carte Gallery is located at:
      • 310 Mill Street
      • Occoquan, VA 22125

“Pose” by Tonya Butcher

November 29 (Saturday)

  • The Art A La Carte Gallery is hosting Figure Drawing Class by Tonya Butcher
    • From 0800 Hours to 10:30 Hours (8:00 AM - 10:30 AM)
    • $80 for the full course or $40 per session
    • Online Registration is available
    • The Art A La Carte Gallery is located at:
      • 310 Mill Street
      • Occoquan, VA 22125

“Pose” by Tonya Butcher

December 6 (Saturday)

  • Santa's Arrival in Historic Occoquan!
    • At 1200 Hours (12:00 PM)
    • Santa will be leaving the North Pole and taking time from his busy schedule to visit all the kids coming to Occoquan. 
    • He will arrive by boat at Mamie Davis Park Dock and then be transported to the Town Hall by fire truck where he will greet and visit with all the children. 
    • It's always a special treat when Santa visits Occoquan...be sure to bring your cameras. 

December 9 (Tuesday)

  • Performance of "A Christmas Carol" by Gerald Charles Dickens
    • The Golden Goose is presenting this event at the Ebenezer Baptist Church.
    •   There are two performances
      • 1400 Hours (2:00 PM)
      • 1800 Hours (6:00 PM)
    • Performances start promptly so don't be late
    • Seating commences one hour before the show
    • This activity is not recommended for small children
    • Tickets are $18 each and prepaid in advance with no refunds. 
    • Get yours now while they are still available.
      • To reserve your spot in this unique event call 703.494.4964 or stop by their shop
      • Tickets must be picked up at the Golden Goose prior to the performance

 

Prince William County Community Alert Network

  • In an emergency situation, PWC will send important alerts, notifications and updates right to your e-mail and mobile device(s).  Registration is free at the PWC site.

If you are a resident of Prince William County, registration with the County's Community Alert Network will allow you to receive county alerts on your mobile phone.

The Prince William County Community Alert Network (PWCAN)

 

 


 

Occoquan Coffee Shop - Open mike every Saturday night

Jerry's Occoquan Jewelers

Sincerely Yours Stained Glass Studio

Spinaweb - Specialty weaving in Occoquan

Elements of Occoquan - Fun and Wacky

Union Street Guitar Works




The Prince William Art Society, Inc.

Hair Studio 14

Off the Beading Path

Occoquan Craft Show

Lorton Valley Star Newspaper

 
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