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Discover Occoquan, a day of free activities, on May 18

The Town of Occoquan and the Occoquan Merchants’ Guild will host Discover Occoquan on Saturday, May 18, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. in downtown Historic Occoquan. This event features a full day of free activities.

Spend the day with nature and see thousands of Va. bluebells April 14 in Nokesville

The 11th annual Bluebell Festival will be held at Merrimac Farm Wildlif Management Area on Sunday, April 14, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 15014 Deepwood Lane, Nokesville, VA. The Family-friendly event is free. Welcome spring, celebrate nature close to home and view the fabulous Virginia Bluebells that carpet the Cedar Run shoreline for nearly a mile.

Winter-damaged shrubs call for patience, then pruning

Freeze damage is easily visible on many evergreen shrubs at the beginning of spring, and the temptation to prune those plants back right away can be strong. But gardeners should be patient and wait until May or June to see how far the damage goes, urged horticulturist Mark Viette.

See 70 barn quilt squares on Virginia’s largest barn quilt trail which runs through Greene County

ith 70 quilt images on display countywide, the Blue Ridge Barn Quilt Trail in Greene County is Virginia’s largest barn quilt trail and one of the largest in the U.S., according to the Greene County Department of Economic Development and Tourism. Barn quilts are squares of wood painted to look like a quilt block and displayed on the exterior of a barn, house, garage or business.

National Park Service plans prescribed fire at Antietam National Battlefield

The National Park Service (NPS) is preparing for a prescribed 13-acre fire at Antietam National Battlefield between March 26 and April 5, 2019. These dates may be extended depending upon weather conditions.

Quilt show at PWC Fairgrounds March 30-31

See 180+ quilts at the annual Cabin Branch & Stone House Quilters' Quilt Show is this coming weekend at the Prince William Fair Grounds. Show dates and hours are Saturday, March 30, from 10-5, and Sunday, March 31, from 10-4.

Retrace August 30, 1862 Civil War battle in Manassas on walking tour led by historian John Hennessy

Civil War buffs will be able to retrace a noted Civil War battle that occurred in Manassas on the afternoon of August 30, 1862 during an April 14 walking tour at Manassas National Battlefield Park (Va. 234 and US 29) led by historian John Hennessy.

Va. is for Lovers turns 50 - Many new attractions this year for tourists and visitors

Virginia Tourism Corporation (VTC) released What’s New to LOVE in Virginia, the agency’s curated guide to what is new and newsworthy for the travel industry in 2019. The guide is produced annually and offers a regional and by-interest look at what’s to come in 2019.

Upcoming volunteer opportunities in our community - Jan. 18, 2019

The PWC Library System is having a Nonprofit Resource Fair at Potomac Library in February 2, 10am-2pm and at the Central Library on February 23rd, 10am-2pm. Meet representatives from area organizations to learn the many ways to help the folks they serve.

What visitors can expect in D.C.-area national parks during the partial government shutdown

During the partial shutdown of the federal government, D.C.-area national parks will remain as accessible as possible, while still following all applicable laws and procedures, according to a news release from the NATIONAL PARK SERVICE.
Today's Obituaries

Suzanne M. Blais, former custodial manager at Vaughan Elementary School

A funeral service and celebration of life for Suzanne M. Blais will be held at Holy Family Catholic Church beginning at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 1, 2019. Interment will follow at Quantico National Cemetery at 1 p.m.

John Harper, former member Prince William County School Board

A funeral service was held on Feb. 15 in Dumfries for John Harper Jr., former member of the Prince William County School Board. Covington-Harper Elementary School was named, in part, for Harper.

Lisa Leilani Pereyra, “Miss Lisa,” cafeteria nutritionist, school mural artist

A funeral Mass and celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m. on March 9, at Christ Church, 7600 Ox Rd, Fairfax Station, VA 22039, for Lisa Leilani Pereyra, “Miss Lisa," who died Dec. 30, 2018.
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