Events for Sunday, October 8, 2017

Free Book Talk

Sunday, 10/08/2017 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Join us for a free book talk with Doug Crenshaw on his book "Richmond Shall Not Be Given Up" at 1:30 p.m. About the Book: For seven days, Lee planned ambitious attacks and launched them, one after another, hoping not just to drive Federals from the gates of Richmond but to obliterate them entirely. In "Richmond Shall Not Be Given Up", historian Doug Crenshaw follows a battle so desperate that, ever-after, soldiers would remember that week simply as The Seven Days. McClellan reeled. The tide of war turned. The Army of Northern Virginia was born. About the Author: Doug Crenshaw is a volunteer historic interpreter for the Richmond National Battlefield Park. A member of the Richmond Civil War Roundtable, he is a speaker, presenter, tour leader, and the author of books on Glendale and Fort Harrison. Doug is a descendant of the Sydnor family, which lived at Beaver Damn Creek during that battle, and the Binford family, which live behind the Malvern Hill battlefield.Attachments

"In the Company of Laureates", literary event

Sunday, 10/08/2017 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Coinciding with Prince William County’s official Poet Laureate Day, October 8th, 2017. From 1pm to 2pm, local Poets Laureate will read in Merchant Hall. From 2pm to 3pm there will be an open mic and break out workshops. From 3pm to 4pm, State Poets Laureate will read in Merchant Hall, and from 4pm to 5pm there will be another open mic and more activities. Never has there been an event like this on the East Coast. Sponsored by the PWC Arts Council and The Clearbrook Foundation, this day of poetry has been organized by the Poet Laureate Circle, an ever expanding group of poets in Prince William County, Manassas, and Manassas Park. The Poet Laureate Circle was formed in May 2014 when radio personality Guy Lambert of WPGC- 95.5 crowned the first Prince William County Poets Laureate, Robert Scott and Alexandra Hailey, at SummerFest in Lake Ridge, VA. In 2016, Guy crowned Kathy Smaltz, our county’s current reigning Poet Laureate. Through the efforts of its founder, June Forte, and The Poet Laureate Circle’s current organizers, Alice Mergler and Cathy Hailey, and its active members, poetry is reaching a wider audience and elevating the literary arts in Prince William County. Alice Mergler can be reached for comment at Attachments

Goat yoga

Sunday, 10/08/2017 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Enjoy a fun yoga session with friendly goats, alpacas and chickens at the Little Goat Farm at he Lake Sunday mornings at 10:30. Kids under 4 free. Rain dates provided. Terrific time with friends, family or by yourself along beautiful lakeside setting, before brunch:) taste some goat cheeses, feed the gentle animals, or simply take in the gorgeous view only 20 miles out of DC. Your tickets include samples of our honey, apple cider, goat cheese, and of course fun with the goats. easy to get to 2 miles from Hwy 29 (Lee Hwy) exit Vint Hill 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

Night Witches

Saturday, 10/07/2017 7:00 PM - Sunday, 10/08/2017 9:00 PM

"Night Witches" is the second installment of the ongoing development of a new play about the first female combat pilots. SYNOPSIS In the fall of 1941 after the Nazi Invasion of the Soviet Union, Marina Raskova, a Russian Amelia Earhart, formed three female aviation regiments to fight back. Of the three, the 588th Night Bomber Regiment was the only unit to remain exclusively female throughout the war. Made up of 112 girls ages 17-26, they flew for 3 ½ years using repurposed cropdusting planes to drop bombs on Nazi forces below. Inspired from Anne Noggle’s book, "A Dance with Death", "Night Witches" weaves together a story of sisterhood, courage, and endurance, amidst a world war. Performances: October 7th, 2017 at 7PM October 8th, 2017 at 7PM Conceived by and features performances by: Madeline Barr, Elizabeth Chahin, Josephine Cooper, Alida Rose Delaney, Alexis Ingram, Elena Kritter, and Maggie Ronck Directed by: Kathleen Anne Hefferon "Night Witches" is produced by Ground Rush Productions LLC. Not recommended for children under 12. Content includes sounds of war, verbal descriptions of battle, and stylized scenes of death.Attachments

Rappahannock Model Railroaders Display

Saturday, 10/07/2017 - Sunday, 10/08/2017

The Rappahannock Model Railroaders (RMR) club will have their O-Gauge model railroads chugging through displays in Leatherneck Gallery. RMR members consider themselves ambassadors of “The Greatest Hobby” and work to promote the joy of model railroading in a positive way.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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