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Things to do in the local area

Every Day
Prince William Forest Park Visitors Center, 18100 Headquarters Rd, Triangle VA 22172, off Joplin Rd. (VA 619), open sunrise to sunset. The visitor center is closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years holidays. Info: 703-221-4706 or http://www.nps.gov/prwi Fee..

Every Wednesday
Rotary Club of Manassas, Noon, Center for the Arts (new location), Old Town Manassas.

Every Thursday through Monday
Prince William County historic sites Ben Lomond, Brentsville Courthouse and Rippon Lodge open Thursday through Monday 11 a.m.-4 p.m. for regular tours. Closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. For questions or to arrange a tour for large groups call the site. Tours begin on the hour and are $5 per person over 6. Call sites for more information.
• Rippon Lodge Historic Site, 15520 Blackburn Road, Woodbridge, VA 22192, 703-499-9812.
• Brentsville Courthouse Historic Centre, 12229 Bristow Rd., Bristow, Va. 20136, 703-365-7895
• Ben Lomond Historic Site, 10321 Sudley Manor Dr, Manassas VA 20109, 703-367-7872.

Every Saturday
Manassas Farmer's Market, Parking Lot B in Old Town Manassas, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Temperatures must be above freezing.

Now through Sunday, Sept. 24
Tailor-Made: Vintage Fashions from Manassas Museum's collection unveiled, Manassas Museum, 9100 Prince William Street, Old Town Manassas, http://www.manassasmuseum.org

Friday, May 19
The Secret Garden (the musical) presented by Fauquier Community Theatre, Vint Hill Theater, 4225 Aiken Drive, Warrenton in Vint Hill at 8pm on May 19 & 20 and at 2pm on May 21. Tickets are available online at http://www.fctstage.org or by leaving a message at 540-349-8760.

Saturday, May 20
• Remember the Ladies - Walking Tour in Old Town Manassas in honor of Mothers Day, http://www.visitmanassas.org

• The Secret Garden (the musical) presented by Fauquier Community Theatre, Vint Hill Theater, 4225 Aiken Drive, Warrenton in Vint Hill at 8pm on May 20 and at 2pm on May 21. Tickets are available online at http://www.fctstage.org or by leaving a message at 540-349-8760.

Sunday, May 21
• Book Talk at Manassas Museum, 1:30 p.m., 9100 Prince William Street, Old Town Manassas. "Diamond Cuty" with author Dan Verner. http://www.visitmanassas.org Free..

• Final season performance of The Secret Garden (the musical) presented by Fauquier Community Theatre, Vint Hill Theater, 4225 Aiken Drive, Warrenton in Vint Hill at 2pm on May 21. Tickets are available online at http://www.fctstage.org or by leaving a message at 540-349-8760.

Thursday, May 25
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, May 28
• 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.

Monday, May 29
Memorial Day - Freedom Museum accepting donations of war memorabilia from veterans, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Manassas Airport Main Terminal

Friday, June 2
First Friday in historic downtown Manassas, 6-9 p.m., http://www.visitmanassas.org

Saturday, June 3
• Household Hazardous Waste and Electronic Drop-off Day, 8 a.m. to noon, Manassas Transfer Station, 8305 Quarry Rd., Manassas, 20110. Repeats July 8 (shredding also), Aug. 5, Sept. 2, Oct. 7 and Nov. 4 (shredding also). Trashline 703-257-8252. Free for city residents.

• 23rd annual Heritage Railway Festival, Old Town Manassas, http://www.visitmanassas.org

Sunday, June 4
Manassas Hamfest amateur radio and maker technology show, 43rd annual, presented by Ole Virginia Hams Amateur Radio Club, 6 a.m. to 5 p.m., Prince William County Fairgrounds, Dumfries Road, Manassas. Flea market and vendors, VEC license exam, 8-10:30 a.m., Maker group technology demo, youth programs, Amateur Radio Satellite forum, Broadband ham networks, more.. http://manassashamfest.org and http://w4ouh.net. Dealer info from George at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). General info from Terry at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). VE Testing exam info at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Admission fee.

Wednesday, June 7
First Wednesday Complimentary "Get Back in the Game" health talk series, 6-7:30 p.m. Wylie Lowery MD on "Joint Pain: Cartilage Preservation in the Knee."
Hilton Garden Inn Woodbridge, 2500 Neabsco Common Place (or for GPS) 1500 Smoke Court, Woodbridge VA 22191. Registration not required but appreciated. 1-800-SENTARA (736-8272) or http://www.Sentara.com .

Thursday, June 8
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 10
Graduation at Brentsville DistrictHigh School in Nokeville, 10 a.m.

Tuesday, June 13
Primary Election for Governor, Lt. Governor, Va. House of Delegates (some) and Attorney General





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