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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!

What’s to do Halloween weekend in Prince William County

Superheroes, goblins, ghouls, monsters and all manner of creatures are welcome at Prince William County's public libraries this Halloween season for costume parades, scary and not-so-scary stories, trick-or-treating, games and snacks.

Santa to make early appearance Nov. 4 at holiday bazaar by Friends of Manassas Senior Center

Included in the day are a Secret Santa shop for children to purchase items for mom, dad and others and Santa Claus, himself. Everyone can get a picture with and a candy cane from Santa between 10 a.m. to noon for a donation of $1/picture.

Prince William Little Theatre to present “The Diary of Anne Frank” Oct. 20-29

Prince William Little Theatre will present “The Diary of Anne Frank” Oct. 20-29 at the Gregory Family Theatre of the Hylton Performing Arts Center in Manassas.

Hangar dinner and dance at Manassas Airport to benefit Freedom Museum Oct. 21

The Freedom Museum will hold a Hangar Dance Fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 21, from 6:30 to 11 p.m. The $80 per person admission will include a dinner catered by JR’s Custom Catering and 40s and 50s dance music by The Swing Machine. Proceeds will help pay the museum’s operating expenses and add to its building fund.

Master Gardening: Take the guesswork out of pruning class Oct. 17 in Warrenton

Tim Ohlwiler, Horticulture Extension Agent, will teach the proper techniques for pruning shrubs and trees including timing, the different cuts and the tools that are necessary.

Volunteers wanted to lead self-managed health programs in Greater Prince William

Project Mend-A-House is now registering volunteer LEADERS for its popular Stanford Chronic Disease Self Management and Diabetes Self Management programs. No experience is needed.

Governor proclaims October as Wine Month in Virginia for 29th year

October Virginia Wine Month is the oldest wine month in the country. It began in 1988 as a way to support the state’s young wine business – with just 40 wineries at the time – and promote travel to Virginia wine country. Today, Virginia ranks fifth in the number of wineries in the nation with more than 280 wineries and over 410 vineyards.

Student art show from recycled materials on display at Novant UVA Health Center in Haymarket

The community art gallery at Novant Health UVA Health System's Haymarket Medical Center will host an exhibit of student art from Prince William County Schools' Reuse, Recycle, Reimagine summer art enrichment program Oct. 1 through Jan. 15, 2018.

Manassas Museum opening new exhibit Oct. 6 about World War I that began 100 years ago

Gain an understanding of the importance of "The Forgotten War" beginning Oct. 6 when Manassas Museum with Prince William County Historic Preservation Division collaberating open a new exhibit at the museum on this conflict that affected so many people here and abroad.

Become a part of Virginia history when Profiles of Honor Mobile Tour stops in Manassas Oct. 6-7

The Virginia World War I and World War II Profiles of Honor Mobile Tour will make a stop in Manassas during First Friday and Fall Jubilee Oct. 6-7. Visitors are invited to bring their own WWI and WWII-related photographs and documents to be scanned for inclusion in the Profiles of Honor Scanning Program.
Today's Obituaries

Charles Jones Sr. of Haymarket, retired service manager of Capital Cadillac, father of five

Funeral services were held at Baker-Post Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Manassas, Va. on Nov. 15, 2017 for Charles Edward Jones, Sr., 78, of Haymarket, Va., who joined his Lord in heaven on Nov. 9, 2017. Interment was at Stonewall Memory Gardens. His son, Pastor Charles Edward Jones, Jr. officiated.

William Carl Puckett, retired airline captain, farmer, flight instructor, musician, father of three

William “Carl” Puckett of Nokesville died unexpectedly on Sunday, October 15, 2017. Funeral services will be private.

Members of VFW Post 7589 help with Veterans Day activities

VFW Post 7589 Veterans have been busy with a visit to Manassas Christian School, 9296 W. Carondelet Dr., Manassas Park, 20111, for a Salute to Veterans on Nov. 3; for a unit in the Manassas Veterans Parade on Nov. 4 and for a Dinner for Veterans and Auxiliary at the Post Hall before the Nov. 6 General Membership Meeting. Activities the rest of the week include school visits, a memorial service and buddy poppy drive.
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