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

Collecting an Oral History of Woodbridge: New program starts Sept. 20

In celebration of its 10th anniversary, the Woodbridge Potomac Communities Civic Association is hosting an Oral History Program, and you are invited! The six-month project starts with a launch party on Sept.20, 6:30 pm at Harbour View Events Center in Woodbridge. The program will capture “a day in the life of a Woodbridge resident” throughout the years. The program will interview new and old residents spanning a range of demographics to provide a comprehensive portrayal of the Woodbridge community and the changes it has undergone.

Living history, music and more at Stop #2 Brentsville Day festivities during PWC Farm Tour Sept. 22

Prince William Farm Tour visitors can compare and contrast modern life and 19th century farm life at Stop #2 - Historic Brentsville Courthouse Centre. For the second year, the historic site is combining Brentsville Day festivities with the Western Prince William County Farm Tour on the first day of the Farm Tour, Saturday Sept. 22, according to Bill Backus, site manager.

Pumpkin patch, cow train and more at Yankey Farms Stop #1 on PWC Farm Tour Sept. 22-23

This is the 18th year of the Western Prince William County Farm Tour and the 17th year Yankey Farms has participated in the Farm Tour, being held this weekend, Sept. 22-23. The farm is located at the corner of Owls Nest and Lonesome Roads off Vint Hill Road in Nokesville.

Feature-length movie about heroic abolitionist Harriet Tubman to be filmed in Virginia

Focus Features production, Harriet, will film in Central Virginia this fall. It will be the first feature-length film to tell the story of heroic abolitionist and Underground Railroad conductor Harriet Tubman.

Sept. 30 open house at PWC animal shelter: Adoptions, rabies clinic, kids’ activities, photos

The Prince William County Animal Shelter will host its annual Open House on Sunday, Sept. 30, from Noon to 4 p.m. The Shelter is located at 14807 Bristow Road in Manassas 20112. The event includes a rabies clinic from Noon to 3 p.m. that is sponsored by the Prince William Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA). Bring your dogs and cats to get a rabies vaccine and certificate for just $10 per animal during the times named.

New Toastmasters club forming in Bristow-Linton Hall area; first meeting Oct. 9

If you would like to improve your public speaking, communication and leadership skills, consider joining a new Toastmasters club forming in Bristow/Linton Hall area.

House of Mercy needs volunteer packers Oct. 6 and donations to provide 110,000 meals

The House of Mercy’s seventh annual “Campaign to End Hunger” meal-packing event will occur on Saturday, Oct. 6. The campaign goal is for volunteers to pack 110,000 meals.

Volunteers needed for upcoming events and other tasks in the community - Sept. 7, 2018

Among current requests are for volunteers ages 12 and u for PW Recycles Day event on Oct. 13. Salvation Army needs volunteer families or teen groups accompanied by an adult to man the kettles. Literacy Volunteers of America-Prince William is seeking volunteer tutors, with free training provided Nov. 3. &17, both days required. PW Forest Park needs volunteers for Heritage Fest Sept. 15 and National Public Lands Day Sept. 22.

Noted Civil War civilian historian to speak at Manassas Battlefield Sept. 8

Manassas Battlefield Trust will host noted Civil War civilian historian Juanita Leisch for a free talk on "Armed with the Needles of Necessity" on Saturday, Sept. 8, at 3 p.m. The event will be held at The Theater @ Manassas National Battlefield Park Visitor Center, 6511 Sudley Rd., Manassas, VA 20109.

Manassas Ballet Theatre becomes art of the moment in new exhibit at Center for the Arts

Artist Web Bryant spent 12 months "observing, sketching and painting the extraordinary dancers" of Manassas Ballet Theatre as they practiced and performed four ballets. Bryant's works in oils and pastels on the troupe’s 2017-2018 season are now on exhibit until Oct. 31 at Center for the Arts in Old Town Manassas. Meet the artist Sept. 22, 7-9 p.m.
Today's Obituaries

Pastor John Walter Green, 79, veteran, founder of House of Prayer for Everyone Church in Manassas

Friends may visit from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018 at the House Of Prayer for Everyone Church, 7225 Nathan Court, Manassas, VA and from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday Oct. 22, 2018 at First Baptist Church, 9258 Center St, Manassas, VA 20110. Funeral service at 11 a.m.

Ret. Army Col. E. Lynn Alvey, 90, native of Catharpin, Osbourn graduate, decorated Vietnam veteran

A Committal Service with full military honors will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Oct. 4, 2018, at the St. John’s Catholic Cemetery, Herington, KS for Ret. Army Col. E. Lynn Alvey, native of Catharpin, who died Sept. 27, 2018 in Junction City, KS. The family will receive friends Wednesday, Oct. 3, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., at the Zeiner Funeral Home, 404 S. Broadway, Herington, KS 67449-3038.

Carolyn Gregg, PWC Schools employee for 48 years

Viewing Sept. 30, funeral Oct. 1 for Carolyn Gregg, who worked for Prince William County Public Schools for 48 years. She passed away the week of Sept. 23, 2018. She served in the Office of Student Learning and retired from the School Division on October 1, 2012.
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