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Thursday, Sept. 13
POSTPONED - To Be Rescheduled - Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the new yet to be named PW Parkway Elementay School on Sept. 13 at 8 a.m. at 4060 Prince William Parkway, Woodbridge VA 22192.

Saturday, Sept. 15
POSTPONED to Oct. 20 - Haymarket Day, 30th year, old fashioned, small town street fair, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in Town of Haymarket at US 15 & VA 55 off I-66 in western Prince William County, Parade, 11 a.m., crafters and artists at town museum. More Information at http://www.townofhaymarket.org The .main road (VA 55) in town will be closed from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 16
POSTPONED - To Be Rescheduled - Arts Alive!, 1-5 p.m. Hylton Performing Arts Center, 10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas VA 20110. Free parking will be in the Tower Lot behind the Hylton Center.Almost everything that can be classified as “art” in the greater Prince William area - art you can see, hear, feel, taste and touch - will be represented in the annual gigantic and free showcase. The event will offer mini performances, art displays, book and poetry readings, hands-on arts-related activities for children and adults, and art and craft vendors with items for sale. Food trucks on site.More info: http://www.pwcartscouncil.org/arts-alive/ or www.HyltonCenter.org.

Thursday, Sept. 20
Woodbridge Potomac Communities Civic Association to host an Oral History Program, launch party for six-month project at 6:30 pm at Harbour View Events Center, 13200 Marina Drive, in Woodbridge. The program will capture “a day in the life of a Woodbridge resident” throughout the years. During the event, a panel of four private citizens who grew up in Woodbridge will share their perspectives of life in the community. To participate, contact Meagan Landis, constituent services manager for Supervisor Frank Principi, at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Saturday, Sept. 22
Paintings of Manassas Ballet 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. Artist Web Bryant spent 12 months “observing, sketching and painting the extraordinary dancers” of Manassas Ballet Theatre as they rehearsed and performed. Bryant’s works in oils and pastels on the troupe’s 2017-2018 season, “Four Ballets, One Year, One Painter” exhibit is showing at Center for the Arts in Old Town Manassas through Oct. 31. Meet the artist at a reception Saturday, Sept. 22, 7-9 p.m., and see a brief excerpt from Manassas Ballet Theatre’s production of Dracula at 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 26
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. Repeats Oct. 3 & Oct. 20. Questions and RSVP to alliance@ pwconserve.org, 703.499.4954 or 703.490.5200.

Thursday, Sept. 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.

Sunday, Sept. 30
Bird Walks at Merrimac Farm , 8-11 a.m., on last Sunday of the month except for December - Sept. 30, Oct. 28, Nov. 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

Wednesday, Oct. 3
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. Repeats Oct. 20. Questions and RSVP to alliance@ pwconserve.org, 703.499.4954 or 703.490.5200.

Friday, Oct. 5
First Friday in historic downtown Manassas, 6-9 p.m., http://www.visitmanassas.org

Saturday, Oct. 6
• Household Hazardous Waste, 8 a.m. to noon, Manassas Transfer Station, 8305 Quarry Rd., Manassas, 20110. Trashline 703-257-8252. Free for city residents.

• Merrimac Farm Workdays, 9 a.m.-noon, at Merrimac Farm, 15014 Deepwood Lane, Nokesville, VA 20181. 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.

Tuesday, Oct. 9
Organizational meeting of new Toastmasters Club in the Bristow/Linton Hall to improve your public speaking, communication and leadership skills on Tuesday, Oct. 9, from 7:30-8:30 p.m., at Grace Life Community Church, 9560 Linton Hall Rd, Bristow, VA 20136. Toastmasters International is a 95-year-old non-profit organization dedicated to preparing people be more confident as communicators and leaders. Whether you are starting out in your job or are an experienced professional, you cannot overestimate the value of preparing and delivering the right verbal messages you need others to hear, such as those you supervise. For more information,contact Dave Core at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 703-853-0302.

Saturday, Oct. 13
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)

Saturday, Oct. 20
Rescheduled from Sept. 15 - Haymarket Day, 30th year, old fashioned, small town street fair, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in Town of Haymarket at US 15 & VA 55 off I-66 in western Prince William County, Parade, 11 a.m., crafters and artists at town museum. More Information at http://www.townofhaymarket.org The .main road (VA 55) in town will be closed from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

• Open House, 10 a.m. to noon, at Montessori of Gainesville, 14130 Glenkirk Rd., Gainesville, VA 20155. Info: 703-754-0946 or http://www.mcdbg.com

• 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.

Through Oct. 31
Paintings of Manassas Ballet 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. Artist Web Bryant spent 12 months “observing, sketching and painting the extraordinary dancers” of Manassas Ballet Theatre as they rehearsed and performed. Bryant’s works in oils and pastels on the troupe’s 2017-2018 season, “Four Ballets, One Year, One Painter” exhibit is showing at Center for the Arts in Old Town Manassas. Meet the artist at a reception Saturday, Sept. 22, 7-9 p.m., and see a brief excerpt from Manassas Ballet Theatre’s production of Dracula at 7:30 p.m.

Monday, Dec. 17
Paul's Holiday Dinner (free) put on by the Dittamo family of Lake Ridge for law enforcement officers in memory of Off. Paul Dittamo, DC Metropolitan police officer killed in the line of duty seven years ago. from 11AM till 6PM at the PWC Police Association Hall. Food and supply donations and helpers needed. .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


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