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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.

Manassas Ballet Theatre Presents ‘Romeo and Juliet’ May 19-21

You might not expect to see a Prince William County supervisor and a banking association executive in a ballet May 19-21 at the Hylton Performing Arts Center in Manassas.

Learn how to use straw bales to grow veggies—on Memorial Day weekend

Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE) and the Fauquier County Master Gardeners are offering a May 27 presentation on “Using Straw Bales to Grow Vegetables” on Saturday, May 27 at 1 pm at Marshall Schoolhouse #18 Demonstration Gardens, 7592 John Marshall Highway, Marshall (next to the Recycle Center). With no weeding or soil prep, you can grow vegetables anywhere you can fit a straw bale.

June 3 “ExtravaCANza” Challenge to fight hunger in Greater Manassas/PWC

A canned goods sculpture contest organized by GFWC Woman’s Club of Manassas will take place on the lawn of the Manassas Museum during the City of Manassas Railway Festival on Saturday, June 3. Following the competition the canned goods will be donated to local community food banks.

Volunteers needed in our Greater Prince William Community - May 5, 2017

Groups seeking volunteers now include Serve Our Willing Warriors, House of Mercy, Astar Institute, Prince William Free Clinic, Prince William Conservation Alliance, Catholic Charities- Hogar Immigrant Services, Literacy Volunteers of America, American heart Association and TOPSoccer.

Volunteers are needed to help out in our community - April 21, 2017

A variety of service and nonprofit organizations are calling out for volunteers. Some are urgent requests. Can you help?

Prince William Libraries put out call for teen volunteers this summer

"We are excited about our summer reading program," said Belinda Tyson, library volunteer program coordinator. "The summer reading program is a non-competitive program that encourages teens and young adults to continue reading during the summer. Our teen volunteers help by explaining how the program work, assist in registering participants and verifying eligibility regarding incentives."

Urgent need for Meals on Wheels volunteer drivers in Woodbridge and Manassas - April 3, 2017

Volunteers needed to help with computers, soccer, teaching English, playing breakfast bingo and ACTS beautification projects

Benefit golf tournament for BARN is May 15 at Evergreen County Club

BARN (Benedictine Relief Aid for Neighbors) in Bristow will host its annual golf tournament on Monday, May 15, at Evergreen Country Club in Haymarket. Registration starts at 7:30 a.m. with a 9 a.m. shotgun start. All proceeds go to BARN’s programs to end homelessness.

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: https://volunteerconnection.redcross.org/?nd=form__6309
Today's Obituaries

Brian William Sheahan, 46, of Haymarket, businessman, father of four

A funeral service for Brian William Sheahan, 46, of Haymarket, VA, who passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, May 4, 2017, after a courageous battle with cancer, will be held on Tuesday, May 9, at 1:30 p.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 8213 Linton Hall Road, Gainesville, VA. Visitation will be held at Pierce Funeral Home in Manassas, VA. on Monday, May 8, from 6 to 8 p.m.

SAR burial ritual performed for compatriot CDR Robert W. Covey

CDR Robert W. Covey of Montclair was laid to rest among other American Veterans and heroes at Arlington National Cemetery on May 5, 2017. Following the performance of full military honors, members of the Sons of the American Revolution performed the SAR Burial Ritual led by the Colonel William Grayson Chapter from Manassas, VA.

William J. Mayhugh, Jr., lifelong resident of Gainesville, father of three

Visitation will be held Wednesday May 10 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Moser Funeral Home, 233 Broadway Avenue, Warrenton, for William J. Mayhugh, Jr, 75, a lifelong resident of Gainesville, who passed away Saturday May 6, 2017 at home surrounded by his children. A funeral service will be held Thursday, May 11, at Greenwich Presbyterian Church 15305 Vint Hill Rd. Nokesville, VA 20181, at 11 a.m. Burial will follow immediately after the service in the church cemetery.
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