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Thursday, June 7
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.

Saturday, June 9
• Walking tour of Manassas National Battlefield (Confederate) led by historian John Hennessey, sponsored by Manassas Battlefield Trust. Dress for weather and take your own water. More info: http://www.manassasbattlefield.org Regis.ter at https://interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/weblink.aspx?name=E333728&id=12 Fee: $30/$45

• Prince William County Department of Parks & Recreation ribbon cutting ceremony, at 9:30 a.m., to officially open the Ali Krieger Sports Complex located at Potomac Shores, 2400 River Heritage Boulevard, Dumfries, VA, 22026.

• American Red Cross needs volunteers for smoke detector program at the Manassas Mobile Home Park. There are 107 homes in the community and Spanish speaking translators are crucial for the success of the program and safety of the families. Register on line at: https://volunteerconnection.redcross.org/?nd=vms_public_form&form_id=3995 or email Dave for more info at: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

• VIN Etching Event, 10am-2pm at the Signal Hill Shopping center off Liberia Avenue in Manassas. Sponsored by Manassas City Police Dept., Prince William County Police Dept., Va. State Police HEAT Program. This event is free and gives you the best deterrent for car theft. No need to register just take your driver’s license and registration.

• Second Saturday Writers Guild’s meeting, from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Northern Virginia Community College Woodbridge campus library, Room 230, 2645 College Drive, Arts and Science Building (WAS), Woodbridge, VA 22191. Free parking in lots marked B. Food and drink ok in the library, but college cafeteria closed on Saturday. More information: email June Forte at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Wednesday, June 13 - July 13
Visual Expressions: A Timeless Perspective, a mixed media exhibit featuring 11 local artists on exhibit June 13-July 13 at Center for the Arts in the historic Candy Factory building in Old Town Manassas, at 9419 Battle Street. Viewing hours Monday-Friday 10-5 pm, and Saturday 1-5 pm. Features local artists including: Sandra McClelland Lewin, Sheri Herrick, Mona Phillips, Marlene Rideout, Liane Reiher Nash, Joanne Gelfand, Joan Wysong, Diana Mihaltse, Colleen Ganey, Pamela Newberry, and Lynne Aleknavage. Meet the artists at opening reception, June 16, 6-8 p.m.

Saturday, June 16
• Merrimac Farm Workdays, 9 a.m.-noon, at Merrimac Farm, 15014 Deepwood Lane, Nokesville, VA 20181. Repeats July 7, July 20, August 4. Join in a morning of weeding, pruning, and watering plants to make sure the Wildlife Garden looks terrific for our visitors! The Wildlife Garden is a great area to watch wildlife, learn about native plants and pollinators, and get ideas for your own backyard. We will also be tidying up and cleaning the Stone House. Every volunteer makes a difference, even if you just come once. Please wear long pants, long socks and sturdy shoes. Bring a smile and plenty of water! Questions and RSVP to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 703-490-5200.

• 14th Annual Jazz Festival, Old Town Manassas, noon-8pm. Please email Melissa at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for all the specifics.

• Summerfest at Tackett's Mill, 2241 Old Bridge Road, Lake Ridge. Tackett's Mill Lakeside, a free festival, 1-5 p.m., featuring live music from a variety of local talent, plus refreshments, characters, activities, face painting, prizes, poetry, and more!

Tuesday, June 19
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the new Charlie T. Deane Police Station on Tuesday, June 19, at 11:30 a.m. The ceremony, open to the public, will be followed by tours of the facility, at 5036 Davis Ford Road, in Woodbridge. An open house there with demonstrations for the public will be on June 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Wednesday, June 20
Volunteer! Buffer Restoration, 10 a.m. to noon, at 13000 Minnieville Rd., Lake Ridge, VA 22192, near K9 Gunner Memorial Dog Park has helped transform a barren slope from an environmental problem into an attractive buffer that showcases Virginia’s native plants.We need your help to to keep this area looking beautiful and free from nonnative invasive plants! Please join us... it's lots of fun and there's a great return on your investment. Wear long pants and sturdy shoes. Meet in the parking lot for K9 Gunner Dog Park, near the intersection of Minnieville Road and Colby Drive. Questions and RSVP to alliance@ pwconserve.org, 703.499.4954 or 703.490.5200.

Saturday, June 23
Open House for the new Charlie T. Deane Police Station on Tuesday, June 19, at 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tours of the facility, at 5036 Davis Ford Road, in Woodbridge. Demonstrations for the public by various police units.

Sunday, June 24
Bird Walks at Merrimac Farm , 8-11 a.m., on last Sunday of the month except for December - July 29, August 26, September 30, October 28, November 25 at Merrimac Farm, 15014 Deepwood Lane, Nokesville, VA 20181. We'll look for birds as we travel through the uplands to the edge of the floodplain, covering a variety of habitats, including open fields and woodland edges. Everyone is welcome. Dress for the weather, take binoculars and cameras. More info and RSVP (appreciated) to PWCA at 703-499-4954 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). To see the Merrimac Farm bird list go to http://www.pwconserve.org/wildlife/birds/lists/merrimacfarm.htm

Tuesday, June 26
Greater Manassas Job Fair, Bethel Evangelical Lutheran Church, 8712 Plantation Ln., Manassas, VA 20110. Dress for interviews. Take resumes. To preregister or view the list of employers at http://www.ManassasJobFair.com Free .for career seekers

Thursday, June 28
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.

Wednesday, July 4
Fourth of July extravaganza including fireworks. Old Town Manassas, 4-10 p.m.

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

Saturday, July 7
• Household Hazardous Waste, 8 a.m. to noon, Manassas Transfer Station, 8305 Quarry Rd., Manassas, 20110. Trashline 703-257-8252. Free for city residents.

Saturday, July 14
Second Saturday Writers Guild’s meeting, from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Northern Virginia Community College Woodbridge campus library, Room 230, 2645 College Drive, Arts and Science Building (WAS), Woodbridge, VA 22191. Free parking in lots marked B. Food and drink ok in the library, but college cafeteria closed on Saturday. More information: email June Forte at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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