Events for Saturday, October 14, 2017

Manassas Chorale: A Hylton Home Companion II

Saturday, 10/14/2017 7:30 PM

The Choral takes a page from Prairie Home Companion with a variety of songs and skits in a radio show format. So well received was the last performance of this kind at the Hylton Center, the Chorale reprises the popular format with all new music! Singers, soloists, instrumentalists, and announcers combine forces for an evening you wont want to miss. Attachments

Dinner & Poetry Boat Cruise

Saturday, 10/14/2017 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Dinner & Poetry Boat Cruise Join us for a 4-hour boat cruise along with beautiful Occoquan River Keynote Speaker: Prince William County Poet Laureate Kathy Smaltz Entertainment: Open Mic for guests’ poetry reading and other fun surprises! Delicious BBQ buffet served on the boat. Cash bar available. Attachments

Feel Free Concert

Saturday, 10/14/2017 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Born and bred in the cultural melting pot that is Washington D.C.'s metro area where people and music from all over the world interact daily, FeelFree's music blends it all: reggae, rock, funk, and jazz. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and head down to River Mill Park for a free concert by the river! This concert is sponsored by Madigan's Waterfront, located on the Occoquan River in historic Occoquan. Seafood is their specialty and their location provides the ultimate setting for savoring the incredible variety of dishes they serve. Come for the concert, and stay for dinner! Attachments

154th Anniversary Battle of Bristoe Station "In-Time" Tours

Saturday, 10/14/2017 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Join Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park staff and volunteers on the 154th anniversary of the third and final Civil War battle to take place in Prince William County. This October 14th battle, while small, was the culmination of Lee's last offensive of the War. Visit the park on the actual anniversary for specialized in-time walking tours that will make this forgotten battle come to life in vivid detail. Attachments

Return of the Oracle

Saturday, 10/14/2017 12:00 PM - 11:30 PM

Cat Beer returns! Rick and the rest of the 63 Scottish Fold Oracle will manifest in our dimension starting on Saturday, October 14 and will be bringing an ample supply of Scottish Wee Heavy with them. Mark your calendars cuz this is gonna be a BIG DEAL! Attachments

Family Day--Sketchpad Marines: The Marine Corps Combat Art Program

Saturday, 10/14/2017 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The Combat Art Program in the Marine Corps can trace its roots to 1942 when Brigadier General Robert Denig said, “Go to war, do art.” Today, the Combat Art Program collection includes more than 9,000 works. Tour the newly opened Combat Art Gallery, and then young visitors can join us for hands-on art activities in the Museum classroom. All Family Day programs are free and open to the public.Attachments

Stonebridge at Potomac Town Center PetOberfest 2017

Saturday, 10/14/2017 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Stonebridge at Potomac Town Center located in Woodbridge, Virginia is pleased to host the 2017 PetOberfest on Saturday, October 14, 2017 from 11am – 4pm.  All are welcome to attend and enjoy free family and pet friendly activities including: a pet parade/costume contest, pet-friendly exhibitors, children’s entertainment, store discounts, prizes, and much more.  Pet  photo booth donations will benefit the Prince William SPCA.  All pets in attendance must be leashed.  For event and exhibitor information, visit

Battle of Bristoe Station Anniversary Weekend Tours and Luminary

Saturday, 10/14/2017 11:00 AM - Sunday, 10/15/2017 4:00 PM

Join Battlefield Park staff for the 154th Anniversary of the Battle of Bristoe Station. Tour a Civil War encampment, watch artillery firing demonstrations, and tour the site of the third and final battle that took place in Prince William County. On Saturday evening, visit the battlefield for a rare treat to see over 2,000 luminary candles for every soldier who died at Bristoe Station. Living history vignettes will be located across the battlefield and self-guided tours will lead visitors to meet the men and women who made history here. Attachments

Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park Tours

Saturday, 10/14/2017 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Bristoe Station Battlefield staff and volunteers will provide guided tours of the hallowed grounds that contain camps, cemeteries, and battlefields. Learn about Camp Jones and the battles that took place in 1862 and 1863. Tours begin on the hour and depart from the kiosk in the parking lot on Iron Brigade Unit Avenue. The last tour leaves at 3PM. Please dress for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes. Insect repellant is encouraged. No pets please. Attachments

154th Anniversary of Battle of Auburn "In-Time" Tours

Saturday, 10/14/2017 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

While the Bristoe campaign culminated on the afternoon of October 14, 1864 at the Battle of Bristoe Station, another battle earlier in the day had a profound impact on the course of events. With elements of both armies at times cut off, the Battle of Auburn was a small but important battle that set the stage for fighting later in the day. Join local historians for a special in-time walking tour on battlefield land that is not normally accessible to the public. Attachments

Fall Migration Bird & Nature Walk

Saturday, 10/14/2017 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

The Julie J. Metz Neabsco Creek Wetlands Preserve is home to a diverse bird population. Join local birding and nature experts on a guided walk along the trails and boardwalks. Discover this unique 120 acre property in the heart of Woodbridge. Bring binoculars and guide books. Please dress for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes. You will get muddy if it has rained in the days proceeding. No pets please. Attachments

Flavor Run 5K

Saturday, 10/14/2017

It is time to get outside for some fitness, family, and flavor party time. No matter your age or fitness level, The Flavor Run has everything to offer to make for a unique and fun experience for friends, families, and colleagues. The Flavor Run™ is the original fruit-flavored color powder run, and we are excited and fortunate to expand our family fun to different cities across the US! YES. We said "fruit-flavored" powder - PROUDLY MADE IN THE USA - Blueberry, strawberry, orange, banana, watermelon, and grape! Plus we have an awesome Post-Run Flavor Festival that includes everything from fresh fruit, healthy vendors, live entertainment, and children's activities. All you have to do is show up in all white clothing to be covered in delicious flavored color celebration powder! For more information, go to Attachments

Ghost Walks

Saturday, 10/07/2017 7:00 PM - Tuesday, 10/31/2017 9:00 PM

SATURDAYS ONLY: Hear Ghost Stories during a guide-led outdoor walking tour! Check out historic and modern paranormal detection devices. Enjoy hot cocoa and cider in Eerie Merchant Park! Advance Tickets Recommended. 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

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


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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