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JULY EVENTS IN PRINCE WILLIAM & MANASSAS

Potomac Nationals Games:
July 20, July 21, July 22, July 23, July 31 – Potomac Nationals vs. Lynchburg Hillcats
July 27, July 28, July 29, July 30 – Potomac Nationals vs. Myrtle Beach Pelicans

Jiffy Lube Live Outdoor Concerts:
July 16 – Zac Brown Band
July 19 – Rod Stewart & Cyndi Lauper
July 21 – OneRepublic, Fitz and The Tantrums, & James Arthur
July 22 – Chris Stapleton, Anderson East & Brent Cobb
July 25 – Foreigner, Cheap Trick & Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience
July 29 – Chicago- The Band & The Doobie Brothers
July 30 – The BIG Concert: Hyper Space Tour Boston w Joan Jett & The Blackhearts

May-September
Battle Street Live - Enjoy live music while dinning on Battle Street in Historic Downtown Manassas every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from May through September.

July 15 – Still Life and From Life Act II
Meet The Artists Reception Artists Deena Hunkler-Sanks and Francesca Di Lorenzo team up again to show the contrast presented by Deena's "Still Life" oil paintings and Francesca's "From Life" sculptures. Hosted at The Loft Gallery in Historic Occoquan.

July 15 – Stonewall Brigade Bus Tour
One of the most famous incidents of the Civil War was Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson changing the course of 1st Manassas by leading his Stonewall Brigade in defense of the Henry Hill. Join local historians for a special anniversary bus tour highlighting Jackson's route from Winchester to the plains of Manassas. Tour stops include: Winchester, Delaplane, Mitchell's Ford, Ben Lomond Historic Site, and Manassas National Battlefield.

July 16 – Free Book Talk
Join us at the Manassas Museum for a free book talk with Patrick L. O'Neill on his book "Virginia's Presidential Homes" at 1:30 p.m. “Virginia’s Presidential Homes” takes a visual excursion to the homes of the eight Virginia-born men who served as president of the United States: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe, William Henry Harrison, John Tyler, Zachary Taylor, and Woodrow Wilson.

July 17 – Museum Kid Monday
Bring your child to explore history through sight, sound, smell, and touch through hands-on activities and crafts at Ben Lomond Historic Site & Old Rose Garden.

July 17-21 – Civil War Basic Summer Camp at Brentsville Courthouse Historic Centre
The Civil War Basic Camp is a unique, hands on approach to the history of the American Civil War. Activities include enlistment, drill and tactics, uniforms and equipment, flags, food ways and shelters used by both Union and Confederate Infantry.

July 22 & 23 – Dale City Gun Show
Variety of exhibitions will be available for display. Exhibitors have an incredible knowledge base and are able to help customers find what they’re looking for.

July 22 & 23 – The Aftermath of First Manassas Weekend
Visit Ben Lomond historical site which Confederates used as hospital facility after the Battle of First Manassas. The weekend will consist of demonstrations, tours, children’s activities, and a special evening program recreating the hospital on Saturday evening from 6:30pm - 8:30pm.

July 24-28 – Civil War Home Front Camp
The Home Front Camp at Brentesville Courthouse Historic Centre is designed to give participants a feel of what it was like for a young person to live during Civil War when brothers or fathers were off to war. Activities will include farm chores, food ways to include substitutions, Court day, 19th century fishing, letters to loved ones, sewing and needle work, and on the last day a community picnic with homemade ice cream.

WINERIES, DISTILLERIES, AND BREWERY EVENTS
Thursdays, July 20, 27 – Citizen’s Choice Randall (Beer Infusion) Day
Citizen submitted a vote what would go great infused into beer for Brew Republic Bierwerks. The top choice each week will be featured in our taproom on Thursdays (4-7pm) and the citizen submitting the winning idea will get a sample of the beer he or she concocted.

Saturday, July 15
Summer Concert Series, 6-8 p.m. featuring Rocknoceros (Children's Rock / Pop) at River Mill Park, 458 Mill Street in downtown Historic Occoquan. The town is located off Rte. 123 north of Lake Ridge. Free parking on-street or in municipal parking lots. Info: http://www.occoquanva.gov/summer-concerts.html or www.facebook.com/OccoquanCraftShow. Free.

Sunday, July 16
Book Talk- Manassas Museum, 9100 Prince William St., Old Town Manassas, will host a free book talk with author Patrick L. O'Neill on his book "Virginia's Presidential Homes" at 1:30 p.m. “Virginia’s Presidential Homes” takes a visual excursion to the homes of the eight Virginia-born men who served as president of the United States: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe, William Henry Harrison, John Tyler, Zachary Taylor, and Woodrow Wilson. Free.

Monday, July 17
Prince William Wildflower Society monthly meeting, 7:30 p.m., with program by Matt Bright, Conservation Manager at Earth Sangha (http://www.earthsangha.org) speaking about Schoolyard Habitats. At Bethel Lutheran Church, 8712 Plantation Lane, Manassas. For additional information, contact William Carromero, (email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).)

Tuesday, July 18
Spies in the Museum, 7:30 PM, Freedom Museum, Manassas Regional Airport’s Terminal Building at 10600 Harry Parrish Blvd, Manassas, VA 20110. Ellen Butler will discuss her new book, The Brass Compass, which describes the activities of women spies during WW II. Butler’s fascination with WWII history and the brave women who served in the U.S. Office of Strategic Services (OSS), British Special Operations Executive, and French Resistance inspired The Brass Compass. The book presents the techniques and tools used by the female spies recruited by the OSS during World War II. These women were critical to Allied success. This year is the 75th anniversary of the OSS. Light refreshments. Directions and further information at http://www.freedommuseum.org Free..

Thursday, July 27
CHADD Support Group for Parents of Kids with ADHD, every fourth Thursday from 7-8:30pm at the Haymarket Gainesville Community Library, 14870 Lightner Road, Haymarket, VA. This is an open group and all are welcome. Sponsored by NOVA CHADD; facilitated by Neil and Linda Swanson. Info: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 703-829-6129.

Saturday, July 22
Join the Independence Empowerment Center for its 10th Americans with Disabilities Act Celebration, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at the Harris Pavilion in Old Town Manassas. Lots of fun including a live singer, many informational vendors, games for children, and a silent auction. Phat Yummies will be back! Come visit after you leave the Farmers’ Market.

Saturday, July 29
No weekly trash and recycling collection at Evergreen Fire Department due to paving at the site. Take trash and recycling to the Balls Ford Yard Waste Compost facility at 13000 Balls Ford Road in Manassas. Monday to Saturday, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sunday, July 30
• Bird Walk at Merrimac Farm off Fleetwood Drive in the Aden area of Nokesville, 8 to 11 a.m. Meet at Merrimac Farm, Stone House, 15014 Deepwood Lane, Nokesville. Dress for the weather, take binoculars and cameras. More info and RSVP (appreciated) to Prince William Conservation Alliance, Call 703-499-4954 or email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Free.

Friday, Aug. 4
First Friday in historic downtown Manassas, 6-9 p.m., http://www.visitmanassas.org

Saturday, Aug. 5
• Household Hazardous Waste and Electronic Drop-off Day and shredding, 8 a.m. to noon, Manassas Transfer Station, 8305 Quarry Rd., Manassas, 20110. Repeats Sept. 2, Oct. 7 and Nov. 4 (shredding also). Trashline 703-257-8252. Free for city residents.

Thursday, Aug. 10
CHADD Support Group for Parents of Kids with ADHD - every second Thursday from 7-8:30pm at the Warrenton Police Department Training Room, 333 Carriage House Lane, Warrenton, VA. This is an open group and all are welcome. Sponsored by NOVA CHADD; facilitated by Neil and Linda Swanson. For information: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 703-829-6129.


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