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New Va. Museum of Fine Arts’ state-of-the-art artmobile hits the road - in Lorton Nov. 10

Governor Ralph Northam and Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Director Alex Nyerges recently cut the ribbon to celebrate the opening of VMFA on the Road: An Artmobile for the 21st Century. The inaugural exhibition, How Far Can Creativity Take You? VMFA Fellowship Artists, explores the history and impact of VMFA’s fellowship program

Local letter writing campaign aims to raise awareness of the power of encouraging words

Letters of Hope, a nonprofit group headquartered in Lake Ridge, has stationed a "Letter Creation Pop Up," until Oct. 31 at Orangetheory Fitness, 4172 Merchant Plaza, Woodbridge, VA 22192, and is asking residents to create encouraging letters for local homeless people and people who are ill.

Volunteers needed in Greater Prince William area - Oct. 19, 2018

Please don't let your neighbors and your neighbors' children go hungry. ACTS and House of Mercy need food donations and help with Thanksgiving baskets. Details below.

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.

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.

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.

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.
Today's Obituaries

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

A funeral service and celebration of life for Suzannw 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.

Supervisor Lawson reschedules town meeting to Feb. 27

Due to the school closure on Feb. 11, Brentsville Supervisor Jeanine Lawson has rescheduled the Town Hall for the Alliance to Save Carver Road to Wednesday, February 27, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Haymarket Elementary School.

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.
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