Events for Sunday, October 22, 2017

Book Talk-Author Larry Aaron

Sunday, 10/22/2017 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

About the Book: With Fast Mail train No. 97 an hour behind schedule, locomotive engineer Steve Broady, according to legend, swore to “put her in Spencer on time” or “put her in Hell.” Through eyewitness reports and court testimonies, historian Larry Aaron expertly pieces together the events of September 27, 1903, at Danville, Virginia, when the Old 97 plummeted off a forty-five-foot trestle into the ravine below. With more twists and turns than the railroad tracks on which the Old 97 ran, this book chronicles the story of one of the most famous train wrecks in American history, as well as the controversy surrounding “The Wreck of the Old 97,” that most famous ballad, which secured the Old 97 a place within the annals of American folklore. Attachments

Open House at Ridge Lake Animal Hospital

Sunday, 10/22/2017 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Open House at Ridge Lake Animal Hospital. FREE dental evaluations, $30. microchips, FREE refreshments, prizes, face painting, bounce house and more! Sunday, October 22, from 1:00 to 4:00 PM at 1400 Old Bridge Road, Woodbridge VA, 22192. 703 491-1111 Attachments

Pumpking Carving Contest

Sunday, 10/22/2017 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Come participate in our first ever pumpkin carving contest. You can bring in your creation or bring or purchase a pumpkin here and carve while drinking a beer! Attachments

Boo Bash

Sunday, 10/22/2017 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Halloween fun with a witchy entertainment, crafts, Halloween games, mini car rides and Spiderman and Frozen character. Costume contest at 2 pm. Attachments

Buckland Mills Caravan Tour

Sunday, 10/22/2017 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

By 1863 Federal cavalry had finally come into its own. However Confederate cavalry under JEB Stuart was still a deadly foe. The October 19, 1863 Battle of Buckland proved that the Southern horsemen were still capable of trouncing their blue-clad counterpart. Join local historians for a special caravan tour exploring what was later called “The Buckland Races”. Stops will include Greenwich, Buckland, New Baltimore, and more. Tour starts at Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park. 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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