Events for Sunday, October 1, 2017

Free Book Talk with James Gindlesperger

Sunday, 10/01/2017 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Under Captain Raphael Semmes, the CSS Alabama had been raiding Union merchant ships for nearly two years. The Alabama accounted for almost one of every four Union merchant ships lost during the entire Civil War, with more than 60 ships destroyed. The USS Kearsarge, captained first by Charles Pickering and later by John Winslow, chased the Alabama around the world. Winslow vowed to end the trail of destruction caused by the Alabama. The two finally met in an epic battle off the coast of France on June 19, 1864. Fire on the Water examines the voyages of the Alabama and the Kearsarge toward their destiny. Using the words of the participants, James Gindlesperger offers a rare look into life at sea during the American Civil War. This tale of raw adventure and extraordinary courage will be prized by historians, genealogists, and those who enjoy a good story. Many controversies in after-the-battle studies are also examined. Attachments

Rippon Lodge in Mourning

Sunday, 10/01/2017 11:00 AM - Tuesday, 10/31/2017 4:00 PM

Why is black a color for mourning? Why are mirrors covered when one passes away? How long did someone wear mourning attire? How did mourning practices change over the centuries? Learn this and more during the month of October at Rippon Lodge, as we dress the historic house in various periods of mourning. Guided tours of this special look at how death was commemorated and celebrated over the centuries are on the hour. Attachments

Prince William Half Marathon

Sunday, 10/01/2017

Voted Runner Up for Best Half Marathon and Best Course in the Washington DC area in the 2017 Best of Washington Running Survey! The Novant Health UVA Health System Prince William Half Marathon offers runners a unique racing experience. The race start is staged at Jiffy Lube Live – the premier live entertainment venue in Prince William County in Bristow, VA. Here runners can enjoy a race village atmosphere complete with live music featuring several local bands, food, beer garden and more. Runners will make their way to, and travel through, the Manassas National Battlefield. All roads on the course are paved. Upon your return to Jiffy Lube Live, the race celebration will be in full swing, welcoming you back after YOUR PERSONAL BATTLE and more importantly…personal victory! For more information on the activities, and to register to participate in it, go to http://www.princewilliamhalf.com/. Attachments

PUSHCART PLAYERS The Velveteen Rabbit, Reborn

Sunday, 10/01/2017

PUSHCART PLAYERS The Velveteen Rabbit, Reborn Sunday, October 1 at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. The whole family will treasure this enchanting musical re-telling of a timeless storybook favorite. Through the power of love and nursery magic, a young boy transforms his beloved toy into a real rabbit. Together the Boy and his velveteen friend embark on exciting imaginary adventures, from deep dark caves to the wide open sea, and together they learn the true meaning of friendship. This award-winning theater company specializing in arts education for children has been Emmy-nominated twice and received numerous state and private awards for excellence and innovation. “The company’s creative team knows its business! Young or old, parent or grandparent, catch the Pushcart Players when and where you can!” (Independent Press) Recommended for ages 5–10; Grades Pre-K–5 Attachments

Battle Street Live

Friday, 09/29/2017 5:30 PM - Sunday, 10/01/2017 11:30 PM

Enjoy live music while enjoying dinner on Battle Street every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from May through September. Visit https://www.battlestreetlive.com for a schedule of performers. Attachments  

Oktoberfest 2017 Celebration

Saturday, 09/16/2017 - Tuesday, 10/03/2017

German Food and Beer Menu. Attachments

Opening exhibit: Visual Magic, The Art of Four Picture Book Illustrators

Wednesday, 09/13/2017 - Thursday, 10/26/2017

Visual Magic - The Art of Four Picture Book Illustrators Visual Magic features four talented children’s book illustrators: Janet Stoeke, Carol Schwartz, Susan Roth, and Jennifer O’Connell. The artists have contributed to multiple children’s publications, and their crisp dynamic images bring life to the stories. They work with various mediums, including gouache, Photoshop, and even collage to express topics that range from science and nature to culture and history! Meet the illustrators at the reception, September 16, 2017 at 5:30 pm. *Bookworm Central will have books available for purchase at the reception. ********* Greater Manassas/Prince William County sponsors theatrical productions for children and adults, teaches arts classes, promotes visual arts and provides community outreach programs for local youth. Founded in 1984 by a group of artists and art lovers, the Center aims to enrich the quality of life in the Northern Virginia suburbs through arts performance and education. A theater, an art gallery and classrooms are located in the historic Candy Factory building in Old Town Manassas, at 9419 Battle Street. Attachments

MUSEUM AT THE MARKET

Saturday, 05/20/2017 10:00 AM - Saturday, 10/28/2017 1:00 PM

What is the Museum staff up to today? Are they playing games, creating a craft, cooking a meal, or breaking a secret code from the past? Stop by the Manassas Saturday Farmer's Market at the Prince William Street commuter lot across from the new Baldwin School through October and see what is going on.Attachments


 

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