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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.

Volunteers needed in our community for upcoming events - June 1, 2018

American Red Cross needs your help Saturday June 9th for its smoke detector program at the Manassas Mobile Home Park. There are 107 homes in the community and Spanish speaking translators are crucial for the success of the program and safety of the families.

All 37 Virginia State Parks will participate in the Great American Campout the weekend of June 23

Virginia State Parks will offer activities June 23, the day of the "Great American Campout," to teach basic skills related to camping, including programs about campfire cooking, fire starting, camping basics, gear suggestions and the camaraderie of a campfire.

Center for the Arts new show to feature works by Visual Expressions “over 55” community art group

Visual Expressions: A Timeless Perspective, a mixed media exhibit featuring 11 local artists will be on exhibit June 13-July 13 at Center for the Arts in the historic Candy Factory building in Old Town Manassas, at 9419 Battle Street. Visual Expressions is an “over 55” community art group that originated in Prince William County. It was established in 2014 to promote creative endeavors to stimulate the mind, reduce the effects of stress-related diseases, and slow cognitive decline.

Heroes Voices National Poetry Contest reading at Hylton Center June 13

On June 13 at 7:30 p.m., the Hylton Performing Arts Center in Manassas will host the Heroes’ Voices National Poetry Contest Reading, an evening of live music and poetry that explores many perspectives on war, peace, and military service.The winning poems represent reflections on war, conflict, and service.

Miss Ability pageant models inclusion for girls with disabilities in Prince William County

For the past seven years, Prince William County girls with disabilities have been given the unique opportunity to participate in a special pageant – the Miss Ability pageant, thanks to the volunteer efforts of Donna Notarantonio.

Volunteers are needed in the greater Prince William community - May 4, 2018

Historic Manassas needs lots of volunteers for its first One Love - Celebration of the Arts event May 18-20th. Volunteers are also needed to teach crafts and basic tech skills to seniors, to design a webite and logo for mental health group and to share interests and hobbies with teens on weekends.

Fifty foreign embassies in D.C. open for free tours on May 5

Embassies will open their doors to DC visitors and residents. Participants can travel the world as they experience the food, art, dance, fashion, and music of different countries.

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.

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.
Today's Obituaries

Mary Sandra Moller, high school English teacher for 38 years

A funeral service for Mary Sandra Moller, high school English teacher in Prince William County Public Schools for 38 years, will be held on Tuesday, June 12, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Lake Ridge on Tuesday, June 12, at 10:30 a.m. The family will receive visitors from 6-8 p.m., on Monday June 11, at Miller Funeral Home in Woodbridge. Burial will be in the family plot in Youngstown, Ohio.

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John Cartwright, former city manager of Manassas, dies in Michigan

When John Cartwright arrived in Manassas in 1986, it was the fastest growing city in the commonwealth. In 1999, after managing cities for more than 40 years in five states, Cartwright and his wife C.J. retired back to Traverse City, Michigan to their dream house on Long Lake.
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