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Connect with nature and help out Mother Earth by visiting a Virginia State Park this weekend

Earth Day is April 22, 2022 and Virginia residents are invited to connect with nature and help out Mother Earth by participating in the numerous events at any Virginia State Park this coming weekend.

Fair Housing Month highlights housing disparities and fights against discrimination

The Fair Housing Act addresses discrimination in the sale, rental, and financing of housing based on race, religion, national origin, or sex.

March 29, 2022 is Virginia Vietnam Veterans Day with 11 a.m. ceremony at Va. War Memorial

Governor Glenn Youngkin has proclaimed Tuesday, March 29, 2022 as Virginia Vietnam Veterans Day to honor and recognize the men and women who served in the US Armed Forces during the Vietnam War era.

PWC Black History Committee to host live virtual health & wellness panel Feb. 19

In observance of Black History Month, the Prince William County Black History Committee will host a live virtual event on Saturday, Feb. 19, at 10 a.m. discussing black health and wellness – which is this year’s national theme.

US Senate passes 9/11 National Memorial Trail legislation; now goes to the President for signature

The U.S. Senate has passed H.R. 2278, bipartisan legislation to designate the “September 11th National Memorial Trail”, a trail route linking the National September 11th Memorial and Museum in New York City, the Pentagon Memorial in Arlington, Virginia, and the Flight 93 National Memorial in Somerset County, Pennsylvania.

Occoquan VFW 20th Anniversary Commemoration of 9/11 on 9/11

This coming Saturday, September 11, Occoquan's VFW Post 7916 will hold a 20th anniversary commemoration of 9/11 in Mamie Davis Park, located at 202 Washington Street in historic Occoquan. The ceremony will begin at 9:45 a.m.

Learning encounter with bees Aug. 7 at Rippon Lodge in Woodbridge

During the “Bee Encounter at Rippon Lodge,” from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Aug. 7, visitors to the historic property, at 15520 Blackburn Road in Woodbridge, will have the chance to learn about the history of beekeeping and the intriguing life of bees. “It’s going to be a lot of fun,” said Rippon Historic Site Manager Jessica Alicea.

Events at Manassas National Battlefield Park to mark 160th anniversary of First Battle of Manassas

The 2021 commemoration will take place on the weekend of July 17-18, and on the anniversary of the battle itself on Wednesday, July 21.

Virginia Museum of History & Culture gets national award for Va.‘s Women’s Suffrage 100th year

Virginia Museum of History & Culture (VMHC) has been selected by the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) to receive a 2021 National Award of Excellence recipient for its year-long leadership of Virginia’s Women’s Suffrage Centennial.

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