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Calendar of charity events that raise funds or other type donations for many worthy causes in the community. Most events in Woodbridge-Manassas-Gainesville-Nokesville areas of Prince William County.

Oct. 20 “Hangar Dance” to raise funds to support Freedom Museum at Manassas Airport

The Freedom Museum will hold its popular Hangar Dance and dinner fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 6 to 11 p.m. Admission is $100 per person and includes dinner and dancing to the music of the 1940s and 1950s performed by The Swing Machine.

Arts Alive! 2018 - A whirlwind afternoon devoted to all things local art at Hylton Center Sept. 16

Almost everything that can be classified as "art" in the greater Prince William area - local art you can see, hear, feel, taste and touch - will be represented in the annual gigantic and free four-hour Arts Alive! 2018 showcase for adults and children on Sunday, Sept. 16, from 1 to 5 p.m., at the Hylton Performing Arts Center in Manassas.

New Toastmasters club forming in Bristow-Linton Hall area; first meeting Oct. 9

If you would like to improve your public speaking, communication and leadership skills, consider joining a new Toastmasters club forming in Bristow/Linton Hall area.

Collecting an Oral History of Woodbridge: New program starts Sept. 20

In celebration of its 10th anniversary, the Woodbridge Potomac Communities Civic Association is hosting an Oral History Program, and you are invited! The six-month project starts with a launch party on Sept.20, 6:30 pm at Harbour View Events Center in Woodbridge. The program will capture “a day in the life of a Woodbridge resident” throughout the years. The program will interview new and old residents spanning a range of demographics to provide a comprehensive portrayal of the Woodbridge community and the changes it has undergone.

House of Mercy needs volunteer packers Oct. 6 and donations to provide 110,000 meals

The House of Mercy’s seventh annual “Campaign to End Hunger” meal-packing event will occur on Saturday, Oct. 6. The campaign goal is for volunteers to pack 110,000 meals.

Volunteers needed for upcoming events and other tasks in the community - Sept. 7, 2018

Among current requests are for volunteers ages 12 and u for PW Recycles Day event on Oct. 13. Salvation Army needs volunteer families or teen groups accompanied by an adult to man the kettles. Literacy Volunteers of America-Prince William is seeking volunteer tutors, with free training provided Nov. 3. &17, both days required. PW Forest Park needs volunteers for Heritage Fest Sept. 15 and National Public Lands Day Sept. 22.

Noted Civil War civilian historian to speak at Manassas Battlefield Sept. 8

Manassas Battlefield Trust will host noted Civil War civilian historian Juanita Leisch for a free talk on "Armed with the Needles of Necessity" on Saturday, Sept. 8, at 3 p.m. The event will be held at The Theater @ Manassas National Battlefield Park Visitor Center, 6511 Sudley Rd., Manassas, VA 20109.

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