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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.

Volunteers needed for upcoming events and other tasks in the community - Sept. 7, 2018

Among current requests are for volunteers ages 12 and u for PW Recycles Day event on Oct. 13. Salvation Army needs volunteer families or teen groups accompanied by an adult to man the kettles. Literacy Volunteers of America-Prince William is seeking volunteer tutors, with free training provided Nov. 3. &17, both days required. PW Forest Park needs volunteers for Heritage Fest Sept. 15 and National Public Lands Day Sept. 22.

Noted Civil War civilian historian to speak at Manassas Battlefield Sept. 8

Manassas Battlefield Trust will host noted Civil War civilian historian Juanita Leisch for a free talk on "Armed with the Needles of Necessity" on Saturday, Sept. 8, at 3 p.m. The event will be held at The Theater @ Manassas National Battlefield Park Visitor Center, 6511 Sudley Rd., Manassas, VA 20109.

Manassas Ballet Theatre becomes art of the moment in new exhibit at Center for the Arts

Artist Web Bryant spent 12 months "observing, sketching and painting the extraordinary dancers" of Manassas Ballet Theatre as they practiced and performed four ballets. Bryant's works in oils and pastels on the troupe’s 2017-2018 season are now on exhibit until Oct. 31 at Center for the Arts in Old Town Manassas. Meet the artist Sept. 22, 7-9 p.m.

Oct. 20 “Hangar Dance” to raise funds to support Freedom Museum at Manassas Airport

The Freedom Museum will hold its popular Hangar Dance and dinner fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 6 to 11 p.m. Admission is $100 per person and includes dinner and dancing to the music of the 1940s and 1950s performed by The Swing Machine.

Booklovers festival in Richmond Oct. 20

“Although we are launching and hosting the festival, and Brandylane and Belle Isle Books’ authors are participating, the event is not just for our authors,” according to Brandylane president, Robert Pruett. “We want this annual event to represent authors from across the state. We also want vendors of excellent local Richmond cuisine, and literary-inspired crafters from around the state to join us this October 20th to support literacy.”
Today's Obituaries

Margaret Ann Janos, 89, of Perry, Ohio, mother of six

A Mass of Christian Burial was said at St. Cyprian Catholic Church in Perry, Ohio on Aug. 29, 2022 for Margaret Ann Janos of Perry, Ohio, who passed away peacefully at the David Simpson Hospice House in Cleveland, Ohio on Aug. 22, 2022.

Passing of Boyd Alexander, 90, of Occoquan

Boyd Alexander was a kind soul and a dear friend who loved Occoquan immensely, chronicled it beautifully in his wonderful photographs, served faithfully on the board of the Occoquan Historical Society, and was always generous with words of gratitude and praise. An officer in the Air Force during the Korean War, he had a long and distinguished career in government.

Sandra Heefner of Powhatan, member of Lake Ridge Baptist Church

Sandra Lea Nelson Heefner, a strong Christian woman who was a member of the Lake Ridge Baptist Church in Woodbridge, VA for more than 30 years, died Dec. 18, 2021. She loved to sing in church and was passionate about teaching young children. A service will be held at Lake Ridge Baptist Church at a later date.
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