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Things to do and help others too

Calendar of charity events that raise funds or other type donations for many worthy causes in the community. Most events in Woodbridge-Manassas-Gainesville-Nokesville areas of Prince William County.

Things to do in the local area

Calendar of local happenings: Meetings, art shows, workshops, weekend events, children's activities and more. Many are free or have a small fee. Also see charity calendar--Things to do and help others too!

Volunteers needed in greater Prince William area - April 20, 2018

Volunteers are needed for an April 28 workday at Wildlife Garden at Merrimac Farm in Nokesville, to share hobbies and interests on weekends with kids at Youth for Tomorrow in Bristow and to design a logo and create an internet presence for Community Services & Prevention Alliance that promotes mental health and reduction of substance abuse.

History hike May 19 at Manassas Battlefield

Manassas Battlefield Trust will present a special four-hour walking tour at Manassas Battlefield on Saturday, May 19, led by historian John Hennessy.

Curious about caves? Special cave tours and events during Va. Cave Week starting April 22

Virginia Cave Week, beginning on Earth Day, April 22, and running through April 28, is intended to promote an understanding of Virginia’s caves and the surrounding limestone habitats known as karst.

One-of-a-kind art by Osbourn students on display at The Hall at City Hall

There is a new exhibit in The Hall at City Hall in Old Town Manassas, 9027 Center Street, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., featuring the work of Osbourn High School students. Pieces range from water colors, to pastels, to photography to sculpture and quilting.

Tickets available for Hylton Performing Arts Center Anniversary fundraiser April 14

Hylton Performing Arts Center eighth Anniversary Gala and After Party fundraiser will be on Saturday, April 14, to celebrate the arts in Manassas, Prince William County, and Northern Virginia, as well as those who have supported the local community and the Hylton Center.

Volunteers needed to help clean up and maintain trails at Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park

Park officials are calling for volunteers to help with a clean up on Saturday, April 7, at the intersection of Iron Brigade Unit Avenue and Tenth Alabama Way at the park, said Bill Backus, historic site manager.

Visit Manassas National Battlefield Park during National Park Week April 21-29

April 21-29 is National Park Week – the annual, nationwide celebration of America’s National Parks. Come celebrate, visit, and honor your nation’s history at Manassas National Battlefield Park.

Volunteers are needed in the greater Prince William community - March 23, 2018

Help is needed to spruce up the Georgetown South community is Manassas April 21 from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tasks for the day include mulching 45 playgrounds, planting the community garden and window boxes, painting and personalizing 30 picnic tables in the green space and putting house numbers on the rear of all 840 homes in the community for added security and safety.

Master Gardener will teach how to grow your own mushrooms April 14 at class in Marshall

Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE) and Fauquier and Rappahannock County Master Gardeners are offering a presentation, “Grow Your Own Mushrooms” on Saturday, April 14th at 1 pm at the historic Marshall Schoolhouse #18 Demonstration Gardens, 7592 John Marshall Highway, Marshall (next to the Recycle Center).

Virginia’s 37 State Parks ramp up spring programming, welcoming visitors during spring break time

Virginia's 37 State Parks are offering self-guided or ranger-led programs to get outdoors and enjoy early spring, from the week before Easter through the week after. For a list of programs, visit:
Today's Obituaries

Richard Lee Profitt, Prince William County Schools employee

Funeral services for Mr. Richard Profitt will be held at Manassas St. Thomas United Methodist Church, 8899 Sudley Rd. Manassas VA , 20110, on Saturday, February 10, 2018, at 11 a.m.

Arthur Reed Jr., security assistant at Stonewall Jackson High School; husband, father, friend

A funeral service for Arthur Reed Jr., security assistant at Stonewall Jackson High School, who passed away at his home on January 25, will be held on Thursday, Feb. 1 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, in Dumfries, with interment at Quantico National Cemetery. Since 2014, Mr. Reed has been a part of the Stonewall Jackson High School family and positively impacted the lives of many students and staff members.

Carolyn Pope Kyker, librarian for 15 years at Bristow Run Elementary

A funeral service was held on Dec. 7, 2017 at Covenant Funeral Service in Fredericksburg, Va., and a burial service was held on Dec. 9, 2017 in Johnson City, Tenn. for Carolyn Pope Kyker, who died on Nov. 29, 2017.
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