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Winter-damaged shrubs call for patience, then pruning

Freeze damage is easily visible on many evergreen shrubs at the beginning of spring, and the temptation to prune those plants back right away can be strong. But gardeners should be patient and wait until May or June to see how far the damage goes, urged horticulturist Mark Viette.

Volunteers are needed in our community 7/19/19

Volunteer opportunities in the coming weeks include Food for Others needs volunteers to pick fresh fruit and vegetables at the Hollin Farm to distribute to families in need. They work every Sunday now through October 20th. Please register at: signup.com/go/tg/PaNnJ.

Activities for children on Tuesdays starting June 25 at 11 a.m.-noon up to age 12

Manassas Mall has partnered with local organizations to host summertime Tykes Tuesday, a free, family oriented summer fun program for kids 12 and under. Kids can enjoy activities every Tuesday June 25 through Aug. 20, from 11 a.m.-noon in the At Home Court near Walmart. Each Tuesday there will be a different activity.

Mother-Son costume dance May 10 at Dale City VFD

The first annual Dale City Volunteer Fire Department Mother Son Dance! will be on Friday, May 10, from 7 to 9 p.m. in DeSanto Community Hall, 13511 Hillendale Dr., Woodbridge VA, 22193.

Volunteers are needed at upcoming community events in April, May & June

Volunteers are needed at upcoming community events April 26-27 & 28, May 4, May 11, May 18 and June 1-2. Details below.

Volunteer opportunities in our community March 22, 2019

Prince William Area Free Clinic needs volunteers to offer free medical care to low income and uninsured individuals in the community. Positions include administrative, scribing, translators, doctors and nurse practitioner.

Merrymaking at Thomas Jefferson’s private retreat near Lynchburg on the weekend before July 4

Celebrate the 243rd anniversary of American Independence at the cherished private retreat of the man who wrote the Declaration!

Grief dog in training with Nokesville School third graders

Lily, a one-year-old chocolate lab, is more than an adorable puppy, she’s a dog with a job to do. Lily’s owners, Gina and Mike Post, the owners and operators of the Baker-Post Funeral Home and Cremation Center, are having her trained as a grief service dog.

Discover Occoquan, a day of free activities, on May 18

The Town of Occoquan and the Occoquan Merchants’ Guild will host Discover Occoquan on Saturday, May 18, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. in downtown Historic Occoquan. This event features a full day of free activities.

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