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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!

Get the lowdown July 31 on good bugs and bad bugs in the garden

Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE) and Master Gardeners are offering a free presentation on “Good Bugs Bad Bugs in Our Garden” on Tuesday, July 31 at 6 p.m. at Fauquier Extension Office, 24 Pelham Street, Warrenton.

First-ever folk festival Oct. 20 at Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest

The first-ever Poplar Forest Folk Festival will take place on Saturday, Oct. 20 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The one-day festival, celebrating one of Jefferson’s favorite passions, will feature some of Virginia’s best Americana and folk music bands—blue grass, old-time and Americana—on a stage in the backyard of Jefferson’s favorite hide-away.

Annual benefit car & truck show Aug. 4 at church in The Plains

The Third Annual Grace Episcopal Car & Truck Show will be on Saturday, Aug. 4, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the church, 6507 Main St., The Plains, VA. There is no admission charge. Proceeds benefit the Rise Against Hunger food packing event in November at Grace Church.

Annual Yellow Ducky Splash fundraiser in Occoquan July 7

Watch hundreds of numbered rubber ducks drop from a bridge and race along the Occoquan Rive when you visit Occoquan on Saturday, July 7, at noon for the annual Duck Splash race.

Volunteers needed in the local community - July 6, 2018

Meals on Wheels needs drivers, ACTS needs flower beds removed, CASA needs volunteer advocates for abused and neglected children. There are many other needs for volunteers too.

Brentsville, Dumfries, Manassas have stops on new Virginia History Trails

Northern Virginia residents can be a “tourist in their own town” this summer by exploring regional sites via a new Virginia History Trails app in connection with the 2019 Commemoration, American Evolution.

Volunteers needed in Greater Prince William area - June 22, 2018

SERVE in Manassas has an urgent need for volunteers on Friday June 29th for the Annual Inventory of the food warehouse. CASA Children’s Intervention Services needs volunteer advocates. Love baseball? Washington Nationals Youth Baseball Academy needs volunteers to assist with a summer evening instructional league free to kids in DC. BARN and Serve Our Willing Warriors need admin volunteers.

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