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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!

Things to do and help others too

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

Volunteers are needed in the greater Prince William community - March 17, 2017

Bluebell Festival, Manassas Farmers Market, US 1 cleanup, Occoquan River cleanup and more need volunteers in April. Can you help?

Weekly roundup of volunteers needed in the greater Prince William community - March 3, 2017

American Red Cross needs volunteers on Saturday, March 11th from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Manassas for their Home Fire Preparedness Campaign and Smoke Alarm Installation. They need lots of volunteers, especially Spanish-speaking ones, to cover the George Town South community. Sign up through this link:

Selected happenings at PW Libraries in March

Prince William Public Library System (PWPLS) offers programs for all ages including families, children, teens and adults. Here are the highlights of some of those programs and events below. Go to to learn more about March events.

Astronaut with longest time in space to speak March 21 at Freedom Museum in Manassas

Retired US Army Col. Jeffrey N. Williams and NASA astronaut will speak at the Freedom Museum about the NASA space program and its future on Tuesday, March 21, at 7:30 p.m. Col. Williams joined NASA in 1996 and set a record in space on his fourth mission to the space station as the American who has spent the longest time in space.

Author Marc Leepson to give March 7 talk about new book on Francis Scott Key

All are invited to The Warrenton Antiquarian Society’s free annual Open Meeting, Tuesday, March 7 at 2 p.m. at the Warrenton-Fauquier Visitors Center, 33 N. Calhoun St. in Warrenton, VA. Marc Leepson, a journalist, historian and author of nine books including “What So Proudly We Hailed: Francis Scott Key, A Life,” the first biography of the author of the “Star-Spangled Banner” in 75 years will give a lively talk on the little-known life of Francis Scott Key.

PWC Retired Teachers to meet March 13

Prince William Retired Teacher's Association will have a general meeting and brunch on Monday, March 13, at 10 a.m. The event will be held at St. Thomas United Methodist Church at 8899 Sudley Road in Manassas.

Volunteers needed in our community - Feb. 17, 2017

Can you imagine not being able to speak the language of the country where you live? Learn how to teach reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills to students who are American-born and English Language Learners at workshops March 18 and April 1 and then become a volunteer tutor with Literacy Volunteers of America-Prince William.

Medical Missionaries sets picnic fundraiser and 20th anniversary celebration April 22 in Manassas

Medical Missionaries will have a family style picnic fundraiser and 20th anniversary celebration between noon and 4 pm on Saturday April 22, 2017 at the Knights of Columbus Hall 9290 Stonewall Rd Manassas, Va 20110. Admission is free and there will be food at nominal costs, live music, raffles, silent auctions, entertainment, magician, balloon artist, and face painting. Meet the many volunteers. 

Two free classes at Central Library March 18 & 25 on organic gardening

Experts from the Virginia Cooperative Extension, or VCE, will be at Central Regional Library on March 18 and 25 to teach residents how to make organic vegetable gardens grow.

Volunteer opportunities in our community - Feb. 3, 2017

Willing Warriors has lots of fun volunteer opportunities at their facility in Haymarket. Come to their next All Hands On meeting on February 15th at 6:30pm to learn about their plans and upcoming events or attend the next volunteer orientation on February 22nd at 11am.
Today's Obituaries

Michele B. McQuigg, Prince William Clerk of Court

A funeral service for Michele B. McQuigg. Prince William Clerk of Court since 2008, will be held on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, at 7 p.m. at All Saints Church, 14851 Gideon Drive, Woodbridge, VA. Visitation will be at Miller Funeral Home, 3200 Gloansky Blvd., on Wednesday, Feb. 22, from 5 to 8 p.m.

Tim Peyton, 48, swimmer, sportsman, OHS & Marymount graduate, father, employee of Home Depot

Timothy (Tim) Michael John Peyton, 48, of Manassas, VA died at home and went to be with Jesus on Feb. 9, 2017 after a long battle with cancer. A celebration of life will be held at Chapel Springs Assembly of God 11500 New Life Way Bristow VA on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017. The Chapel will open at 10 a.m. for friends and family. Service will be at 11 a.m.

Hugh B. Browning, former principal of Woodbridge High School, veteran, Rotarian, father

A life celebration service for Hugh Burton Browning, a former principal of Woodbridge High School, and a Prince William County Schools employee for 37 years from 1957 to 1994, was held on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017 at at Mountcastle Turch Funeral Home, 13318 Occoquan Road Woodbridge VA 22191. Browning, who lived in Woodbridge, VA, died in his home on Sunday Jan 29, 2017.
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