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Things to do in the local area

Calendar of local happenings: Meetings, art shows, workshops, weekend events, children's activities and more. Many are free or have a small fee. Also see charity calendar--Things to do and help others too!

October events at the Manassas Museum

The Manassas Museum offers great free programs for residents and visitors. Below are these events.

Where to find some of Virginia’s outstanding fall foliage

Virginia Is For Lovers suggests ten places to find the best fall colors as the leaves turn to to red, gold, yellow and orange. Some are near. Some are far.

‘Engineered Abstraction’ on display at NOVA-Manassas; meet artist David Levy on Sept. 25

Geometric paintings by David Levy of New Jersey, who began painting more than 40 years ago as a Lehigh University student, are on exhibit in Colgan Hall at the Manassas Campus of Northern Virginia Community College until Sept. 25. Levy will discuss his paintings during a reception on Sept. 25 at 12:15 p.m. in the Colgan Hall exhibit space. The exhibition called “Engineered Abstraction” and reception are free and open to the public.

Volunteers needed to help pack 85,000 meals to feed the hungry on Oct. 7

House of Mercy in Manassas near Gainesville is looking for volunteers to take a two-hour shift to pack meals to feed the poor during its annual meal-packing event on Saturday, Oct. 7, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The goal is at least 85,000 meals.

Here’s a contest nearby if you’re an amateur nature photographer; entries due by Oct. 15

Deadline is Oct. 15 for the Nearby Nature Photo Contest, sponsored by the Northern Virginia Conservation Trust. The contest is open to all non-professional photographers, with prizes for adults in two categories: “The land and water around us” and “urban nature,” and for a separate youth category.

Prince William Conservation Alliance’s “Under the Stars” fundraiser Oct. 15

Prince William Conservation Alliance's "Under the Stars" fundraiser on Sunday, Oct. 15, from 6 to 9 p.m., will feature a silent auction and five seven-minute presentations from local naturalists, at the Nokesville home of Cindy Smith and Rick Lindsay.

Sept. 30 recital on organ with 948 pipes at Historic Pohick Church

There will be a free organ recital by Linda Wilberger Egan, Minister of Music at Historic Pohick Church, on Saturday, September 30th at 11:30 AM. The recital on the Noack Pipe Organ with 16 stops, 18 ranks, and 948 pipes will include selections from J. S. Bach, Dietrich Buxtehude, and other music from the 18th to 20th Century.

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