Events for Saturday, December 9, 2017

Brentsville Holiday Concert

Saturday, 12/09/2017 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Join the Brentsville community Saturday evening for two Holiday concerts filled with seasonal music performed by the Brentsville District High School Choir at the beautiful and historic Brentsville Union Church. Enjoy hot cider and cookies by a warm bonfire. Attachments

Santa Comes to Rippon Lodge

Saturday, 12/09/2017 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

You better watch out! You better not cry! Santa Claus is visiting Rippon Lodge for one afternoon only! Be on your best behavior and keep your name on the “Nice” list. Parents will be given special “Things Santa Should Know” cards upon arrival. Bring your camera for pictures and dress appropriately for weather as some activities are outside. With large numbers of excited tots expected, we ask parents bring plenty of snacks and extra activities for young children. Attachments

Santa’s Old Bridge Parade

Saturday, 12/09/2017 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Tackett’s Mill Center is proud to participate in WinterFest 2017 on Saturday, December 9th. Mark your calendars for this regional event spanning from Tackett’s Mill to both sides of the Occoquan River, presented by the Occoquan River Communities (ORC). WinterFest begins with “Santa’s Lake Ridge Parade” from 11am to Noon. The parade is organized and sponsored by “Santa’s Old Bridge Parade Inc.” and begins at the corner of Minnieville Road and Harbor Drive in the VDOT lot. It moves north on Harbor Drive, turns into the Tackett’s Mill Center at the McDonalds, and circles down to the beautiful Lakeside for a meet and greet with Santa, plus an award ceremony, and the Tackett’s Mill Holiday Arts Market from noon to 3pm with live music, treats, and gift items. (For 2017, the parade’s theme is “A Galactic Christmas.” Email paradesanta@gmail.com for more information. Attachments

Santa’s Lake Ridge Parade

Saturday, 12/09/2017 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Tackett’s Mill Center is proud to participate in WinterFest 2017 on Saturday, December 9th. Mark your calendars for this regional event spanning from Tackett’s Mill to both sides of the Occoquan River, presented by the Occoquan River Communities (ORC). WinterFest begins with “Santa’s Lake Ridge Parade” from 11am to Noon. The parade is organized and sponsored by “Santa’s Old Bridge Parade Inc.” and begins at the corner of Minnieville Road and Harbor Drive in the VDOT lot. It moves north on Harbor Drive, turns into the Tackett’s Mill Center at the McDonalds, and circles down to the beautiful Lakeside for a meet and greet with Santa, plus an award ceremony, and the Tackett’s Mill Holiday Arts Market from noon to 3pm with live music, treats, and gift items. (For 2017, the parade’s theme is “Comic Book Christmas”. Email paradesanta@gmail.com for more information or to enter the parade. Entries are being accepted until mid-November. Click here or below for an entry form. WinterFest continues from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. After the Holiday Arts Market, head to the Historic Town of Occoquan for an evening of shopping and dining with strolling carolers, holiday music, fire pits, marshmallow roasting, and period dressed re-enactors. The Workhouse Arts Center joins WinterFest from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. with its Saturday Art Walk. Stroll through artists’ studios and enjoy refreshments, fire pits and sing-along caroling, Santa Claus, and maybe even some carriage rides! Fireworks complete the day! A festive display of fireworks from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m is sponsored by Prince William Marina. Free parking is available at Hoffmaster’s Marina and the Occoquan Regional Park from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. with great views of the fireworks and more free hot chocolate. Or watch along the riverfront in the historic town of Occoquan. Activities are continually being added. For updates and more information go to Occoquan River Communities’ Facebook page at facebook.com/OccoquanRiverCommunitiesLLC/ Attachments Xmas Parade

Breakfast with Historic Santa

Saturday, 12/09/2017 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

In December of 1862, artist Thomas Nast made one of the first known illustrations of Santa Claus. Come by and enjoy breakfast with Santa at the Old Manassas Courthouse! Enjoy family breakfast, make authentic 19th Century Christmas decorations and a chance to meet Santa who has dusted off that old 1862 suit and give him your wish list. Breakfast will be from 10 till noon. Crafts and pictures with Santa will be open until 3 p.m. a $3.00 donation to help with cost of craft supplies for those not eating with us would be appreciated. For reservations, call 703-792-4754. Attachments

Holidays Through the Ages

Friday, 12/01/2017 11:00 AM - Saturday, 12/23/2017 4:00 PM

Visit Rippon Lodge and stroll through seasonal celebrations gone by. The interior and exterior of the historic house will be decorated for the holidays. Various rooms inside the home will represent different periods of seasonal celebrations, from the Colonial Period through the 1940s. Light refreshments, a warm beverage, and shopping for unique Rippon merchandise round out a wonderful tour. Reservations strongly recommended for groups larger than 4. Tours begin on the hour on the front porch. Guests should dress in appropriate attire and comfortable shoes for this walking tour. Attachments

"Nature’s Pharmacy: Plants that Heal"

Wednesday, 11/01/2017 - Wednesday, 12/13/2017

Nature’s Pharmacy: Plants that Heal The Botanical Art Society of the National Capital Region On exhibit: November 1 – December 13 The Botanical Art Society of the National Capital Region is a chapter of the American Society of Botanical Artists with over 100 members in Virginia. BASNCR promotes an appreciation of botanical art and supports educational activities focusing on botanical awareness. Their exhibits showcase the beauty of nature, as well as the science of botanical art while utilizing a variety of media such as watercolor, graphite, and colored pencil. Nature’s Pharmacy fuses this passion for science and the beauty of nature by emphasizing plants with historic medicinal purposes. Meet the artists at the reception, November 11, 2-4 pm Attachments

The Forgotten World War and Its Impact at Home: World War I Collaborative Exhibit with the Manassas Musuem

Friday, 10/06/2017 9:00 AM - Sunday, 03/04/2018 5:00 PM

Working in conjunction with the Manassas Museum this exhibit will look at the home front in Prince William County and Manassas during World War I. Themes will include music and propaganda, the impact of the Spanish Flu epidemic in the area, and the growth of farms and local military bases and their impact on the county. A final section will list all the soldiers from the area that were KIA. Attachments


 

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