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Historian’s talk a “tantalizing” story of race relations in antebellum Virginia

Prince William County VA.'s Historic Preservation Division, will honor Black History Month with a lecture by Historian Emmanuel Dabney on “Diamonds, Education, Emancipation, and Race: The Family of Silas Omohundro.”

Bluegrass legend Dr. Ralph Stanley in Manassas Feb. 11

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For more than 60 years, the noted banjo player from sourthwestern Virginia Dr. Ralph Stanley has continued to preserve traditional bluegrass, old-time and mountain music with his celebrated band, The Clinch Mountain Boys. Not content to rest on his accolades and awards, Stanley still tours with the vigor and elan of a rock star, performing more than 100 concerts each year, including one here at the Hylton Performing Arts Center.

Prince William Little Theatre’s musical, Baby, opens Feb. 10

Three newly expectant couples have different but familiar reactions to the news that they're going to have a bundle of joy in this Prince William Little Theatre musical that is coming to the Hylton Performing Arts Center in Manassas, VA.

They’ll deliver singing Valentines Feb. 14

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One of the Bull Run Troubadours Singing Valentine quartets and a previous singing valentine recipient. (BRT Photo)
The Bull Run Troubadours (BRT) can make Tuesday, Feb. 14 a one-of-a-kind Valentine’s Day with the delivery of a unique Singing Valentine. The quartets arrive unannounced at office, home, or other requested location and sing two popular sweetheart songs in the barbershop style and present a Valentine Card, a silk rose and a keepsake picture of the event to the recipient(s. A portion of the singing valentine delivery fee is donated to the Prince William County charities ACTS and SERVE. For information call Dan Sobrio, program coordinator, at 703-361-2690, or e-mail at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). BRT’s website is http://www.brtva.org Sche.dule by Feb. 12 to insure availability. The BRT is the officially chartered chorus of the National Barbershop Harmony Society in Prince William County and has been providing barbershop harmony programs in this area for the past 50 years.

British comedy on Hylton Center stage Jan. 29

Two wealthy young Brits add excitement to their lives by taking on new personalities in the classic show being presented in Manassas VA, "The Importance of Being Earnest."

Nature Night Pechakucha Jan 21 in Woodbridge

Creative people in Woodbridge VA will share their ideas and experiences with nature, rivers, mountains, Hawaii, Alaska, outer space and more in the PechaKucha 20x20 format: 20 images shown for 20 seconds each. A free, fun, warm evening for the whole family in cold January.

Barrage fiddle fest at WSHS

Woodbridge (VA) High School Orchestra Boosters are sponsoring a Jan. 23 fiddle fest featuring the group Barrage.

March workshop for tree lovers

Nationally recognized speakers will highlight a tree health care workshop for professionals and the public in Roanoke VA March 7.

Arts benefactors support Manassas Ballet Theatre

Many community organizations, such as the Prince William Health System, support the Manassas Ballet Theatre professionals' efforts to provide arts entertainment in the county, at the Hylton Performing Arts Center.

Civil War remembered in song by Manassas Chorale

For those who enjoy Civil War music and stories, the Manassas Chorale presented a special treat with “Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory” at the Hylton Performing Arts Center. The Oct. 7 and 8 shows offered a blend of music and oral history based on the diaries and letters of regular soldiers and loved ones, slaves and former slaves and President and Mrs. Abraham Lincoln.
Today's Obituaries

Deanna “Dee” Schaeffer, 81, retired librarian for Occoquan and McAuliffe elementary schools

Deanna Schaeffer, who served as a school librarian in Prince William County Public Schools for 22 years, passed away on Dec. 16, 2018. She was 81.

Martha Cannon, retired math teacher from Osbourn Park HS, math sub Stonewall Jackson HS

A memorial service for retired OPHS math teacher Martha Cannon will be held at 2 p.m., on Saturday, January 5, at the Manassas Baptist Church.

Archie E. Schiff, 107, formerly of Pottsville, Pa., baseball player, veteran, business owner

Archie E. Schiff, 107, of Manassas, VA and formerly of Pottsville, PA, died Dec. 7, 2018. He was especially proud of the years he spent playing minor league baseball for the Pottsville team and sharing stories of all of the changes he had witnessed in his 107 years.
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