Events for Saturday, October 21, 2017

Legends by Lanternlight: Remembrances of Brentsville

Saturday, 10/21/2017 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Hear the stories of Brentsville from the perspective of the people who lived and passed through here during the Civil War. The program will be led by the costumed interpreters of the Mosby Heritage Area Interpretive Group. The county seat for Prince William County during the Civil War, Brentsville saw soldiers passing through it throughout much of the Civil War. Confederates used the village as a point of mustering point at the beginning of the war before Union soldiers occupied the area from 1862-1865. The community even witnessed a few minor, but deadly battles. Come learn these stories and more as part of a lantern-lit tour of this historic village. Walking is required. Please dress appropriately. For questions, please call (540) 687-5188 or 703-365-7895. Attachments

Fall Festival and Haunted History Hike

Saturday, 10/21/2017 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Where else can you find hayrides, apple launching, pumpkin painting, and a haunted hike all in one place in Northern Virginia? Leesylvania State Park! If you are not into the games come down and sit by our bonfire (weather permitting) and enjoy our concessions. Don't forget to bring your camera there will be plenty of photo opportunities. Call (703)583-6904 for more information. Cash only. Games: 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Cemetery Hayrides: 3 sessions - 4:15 p.m., 5:15 p.m., and 6:15 p.m. Haunted History Hike: 4 sessions - 7:30 p.m., 8:00 p.m., 8:30 p.m., and 9:00 p.m. Hayrides around picnic area: 4 sessions - 7:30 p.m., 8:00 p.m., 8:30 p.m., and 9:00 p.m. Fee for each Hike and Hayride $2 per person or $6 per family. For the games $1 per 1 ticket or $10 per 20 tickets. Pumpkins sold for $5 each. All proceeds go to the Friends of Leesylvania State Park. Location - By shelter #2 Attachments

Celebrate Fall at Chinn Park

Saturday, 10/21/2017 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Free Celebrate Fall Event at CP, presented by the Chinn Aquatics and Fitness Center and Chinn Park Regional Library, Saturday, October 21 from 11am-2pm. Petting Zoo, Balloon Artist, Farmers Market, Inflatable Bounce House, Costume Contest, Pumpkin Painting Contest, Face Painting, and More Fun for the Whole Family! Attachments

Town of Dumfries Fall Festival

Saturday, 10/21/2017 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

We are seeking participants and sponsors to come out and enjoy a fun filled day of food, entertainment, crafts, games etc. for kids and adults. Admission is free. For more details visit our website at to apply, contact us by phone or you can leave your application in our drop box located at Town Hall. Our office hours are M-F 8:30am to 5:00pmAttachments

Fall Festival

Saturday, 10/21/2017 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

LRPRA Fall Festival Saturday October 21 10 am - 2 pm Children's Costume Parade @ 11 am Pony Rides ($5) Games/Crafts Ice Cream Truck BBQ Truck Kettle Corn Truck Visit local vendors from across the region with great bargains, one-of-a-kind-collectibles, original arts and crafts.... something for everyone! Attachments

They Paved Paradise

Saturday, 10/21/2017 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

A look back at Manassas and Prince William County before asphalt changed the landscape from farms to traffic jams. Driving tour - transportation provided. To purchase tickets visit Echoes Online Store, call 703-368-1873 or visit Echoes, the Manassas Museum store for tickets. Attachments

Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Saturday, 10/21/2017 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s! It is the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. We will walk on Saturday, October 21 at the Harris Pavilion. Attachments

Spirits of Rippon Lodge

Friday, 10/20/2017 7:00 PM - Saturday, 10/21/2017 9:00 PM

Rippon Lodge’s diverse history is full of truths, myths and rumors, such as the course of Route 1 was altered to avoid its ghostly residents. Come and experience a uniquely haunting tour of the historic house and grounds by candlelight, perhaps encounter the departed spirits of notable residents and neighbors, and hear their tales of sadness and triumph. Reservations Required; this is a walking tour at night with uneven grounds, surfaces and darkened rooms. Please dress appropriately for the weather and walking; flashlights recommended. Tours every 20 minutes (7, 7:20, 7:40, 8, 8:20 and 8:40 pm.). Call 703-499-9812 for reservations. 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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