Events for Saturday, April 7, 2018

Mummenschanz: you & me

Saturday, 04/07/2018 8:00 PM

For more than 45 years, these Swiss entertainers have dazzled and delighted audiences of all ages with their unique form of silent visual and whimsical theater. A playful yet compelling experience, Mummenschanz offers timeless and lighthearted insights into the human condition with the creative use of shadow and light and the ingenious manipulation of common objects. The result is a visually stunning spectacle that transcends cultural barriers and sparks the imagination. In this brand new creation, you & me, the Mummenschanz troupe brings to life their famous large-scale masks and revives a tradition of acrobatics. The show will also include some of the classic sketches that have stood the test of time. “Mummenschanz succeeds brilliantly because of its originality, exceptional ingenuity, sense of surprise, and deft satirical touches.” (San Francisco Chronicle). Attachments

Spring Sunset Guided Hike

Saturday, 04/07/2018 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Join a ranger on guided hike on the parks famous history trail and learn about what the Civil War was like at Leesylvania. Then end the day by watching the sunset at the battery sight on Freestone Point overlooking the Potomac River. Please call the Visitor Center to register 24 hours in advance of the program at 703-583-6904 Attachments

Open Mic Night

Saturday, 04/07/2018 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM

Join us every Saturday all winter long* for Open Mic Night. Music? Poetry? Comedy? Creatively reading Green Eggs and Ham? We’ve got the stage; you bring the talent! Attachments

Potomac Nationals vs. Wilmington Blue Rocks

Saturday, 04/07/2018 6:35 PM

It is the first Saturday night game of the season as the Potomac Nationals take on the Wilmington Blue Rocks (Royals affiliate). All fans in attendance will receive a magnet schedule of the 2018 season. Attachments

Geoffrey's birthday!

Saturday, 04/07/2018 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Help celebrate the birthday of Geoffrey the giraffe, the lovable mascot of the iconic toy chain. As part of the festivities, Geoffrey will be on hand to lead a congo line through the store, as well as read to the boys and girls on hand. Attachments

Spring Fling at Tackett's Mill

Saturday, 04/07/2018 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join us at Tackett's Mill for our family-friendly Spring Fling. Enjoy live music, balloon art, face painting and so much more! Attachments

Family Day-Month of the Military Child - Semper Healthy and Fit

Saturday, 04/07/2018 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

subjectApril is Month of the Military Child! Fitness is key to the success of the Marine Corps mission. Wear your sneakers and come prepared to get your workout! Learn about fitness and nutrition with fun games, activities and more. Family Day events are open to the public and FREE! Attachments

Brentsville 2nd Annual Art in the Park

Saturday, 04/07/2018 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

April 7 Brentsville 2nd Annual Art in the Park 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Free, donations accepted. Bring the family and enjoy the art of local artists and Prince William County students at the scenic setting of Brentsville Courthouse Historic Centre. Participate yourself by trying your hand at the "Make Your Own Art" table, On-the-spot Art Workshops. You can even watch one of our many local artists painting on-site! There will be local art for sale and the Historic Courthouse will be open for self-guided tours. Brentsville Courthouse Historic Centre, 12229 Bristow Rd., Bristow, VA. 703-365-7895. Attachments

History of Cooking with the Pat White Center: Spring on the Farm

Saturday, 04/07/2018 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

April 7 & 21 History of Cooking with the Pat White Center: Spring on the Farm 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.; $30 dollars per family for both sessions each month. Before the creation of grocery stores, families in Virginia had to live off what they could grow and raise from home. Now that spring is here, it is time to start the planting and begin enjoying fresh food again! On April 7 help us make paper pots and plant seedlings to grow a variety of vegetables. On April 21 learn about how the grounds and dependencies are used as we transfer those seedlings to ground, and make mixed vegetables, butter from the dairy and smoked bacon from our smokehouse. Admission is $30 per family for both sessions. For more information or to register, please visit or by calling 703-792-8320 or 703-792-5618. Attachments

Civil War Trust Annual Park Clean Up Day – Bristoe Station Battlefield

Saturday, 04/07/2018 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Skip Navigation LinksHome / Your Government / Departments & Agencies / Public Works / Historic Preservation HISTORIC PRESERVATION EVENTS 2018 ANNUAL CALENDAR OF EVENTS FOR HISTORIC PRESERVATION Please join us for the events planned for January and February. Check back soon for a complete listing of this year's events. The Historic Preservation Division hosts a variety of events to introduce the community to Prince William County's rich historic and cultural past. Events are held at four historic properties: Rippon Lodge Ben Lomond Historic Site Brentsville Courthouse Historic Centre Old Manassas Courthouse These events allow visitors to explore and discover the families homes events and the everyday life of Prince William past. We hope you will join us for a step back in time! Please note that the sites are closed during the winter season and open again for daily visits in May. Grounds and trails at Brentsville Courthouse Historic Center and Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park remain open daily from sunrise to sunset. The sites will open for the special events noted below during the winter months. Click the month to view the events (below). Jan. Feb. March April May June July Aug. Sept. Oct. Nov. Dec. January January 25 Mosby’s Keydet Rangers 7 p.m.; FREE, donations welcome. In 1863, John S. Mosby formed a command of Partisan Rangers with the blessing of Generals R.E. Lee & J.E.B. Stuart. Author and speaker Eric W. Buckland will lead us as we explore some of these Partisan Rangers who actually attended Virginia Military Institute, who hailed from Prince William County as well. Copies of Buckland’s book "Mosby’s Keydet Rangers" will be available for purchase. Old Manassas Courthouse, Manassas, VA. 703-792-5618. February Weekends in February Lucasville School Open House 11 a.m- 4 p.m.; FREE, donations welcome. Join us as we celebrate African American History Month at historic Lucasville School with our open house in February. Visit the reconstructed 19th century school used by the community of Lucasville. Learn surprising facts of African American history in Prince William County and throughout the Northern Virginia region. Lucasville School, Manassas, VA 703-367-7872. February 10 Celebrate the Frederick Douglass Bicentennial at Lucasville School! 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.; FREE, donations welcome. Working with the Frederick Douglass Family Initiative, we are celebrating the life and work of Frederick Douglass on the week of his 200th birthday! Join the Ebenezer Men’s Choir to kick off the celebration, then read-aloud sessions of passages from the Narrative and the Life of Frederick Douglass and learn about the One Million Abolitionists project. We will be giving away one hardback, special edition book to each family in attendance, while supplies last! Lucasville School, Manassas, VA 703-367-7872. February 3 & 17 History of Cooking with the Pat White Center 10 a.m.- 12 p.m.; $30 dollars per family for both sessions each month. February was historically a difficult month because fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, etc. were not available. Available food options would consist of root stock, dried fruits and vegetables, and flour. Those preparing the food had to be creative in how the food would be prepared. Join us as we prepare foods reflec-tive of what common people would have eaten in the days before refrigeration and pasteurization. For more information or to register, please visit or by calling 703-792-8320. Ben Lomond Historic Site, Manassas, VA. 703-367-7872. February 22 Sowing the Seeds of Victory: The Women’s Land Army of America in Virginia and Washington, D.C. 7 p.m. FREE, donations always welcome In 1917, the Women’s Land Army of America began recruiting the first of more than 20,000 women who would work the land while America’s farmers were called up to serve in the Great War. Join Adjunct In-structor Anna E. Kiefer as we explore these amazing women and this time in our states history. Old Manas-sas Courthouse, Manassas, VA. 703-792-5618. February 23-24 Where they Slept: Spend the Night in Ben Lomond’s Slave Quarter 7 p.m. – 8 a.m.; $75 per person, reservations are required. The Slave Quarter at Ben Lomond is one of only three to survive to this day in Prince William County. Join us for an exclusive oppor-tunity to spend the night in the original slave quarter where histori-ans and interpreters will help you learn about the people who lived and worked at Ben Lomond, and how they worked to survive in a time when freedom and choice were taken away. Ben Lomond His-toric Site, Manassas, VA. 703-367-7872. February 24 Everyday Full of Work: The African-American Experience at Ben Lomond 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. $5 per person, children 6 and under free. Explore the historic home and original slave quarter to learn about the enslaved population living at Ben Lomond in the years before the Civil War. Visit spaces not ordinarily open to the public and partici-pate in hands-on activities to learn about some of the chores that en-slaved men, women, and children, were expected to complete, as well as the lives of the enslaved community. Ben Lomond Historic Site, Manassas, VA. 703-367-7872. March March 3 & 17 History of Cooking with the Pat White Center: St. Patrick's Day 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.; $30 dollars per family for both sessions each month. Throughout early Virginia, much of the area was settled by English and Scotch-Irish immigrants who continued their cultural traditions in their new home. For St. Patrick's Day, join us at Ben Lomond Historic Site and the Pat White Center at Ben Lomond as we make traditional Irish cuisine as it would have been made in the days before electricity and pasteurization. On March 3 learn about the process of pasteurization as we make cheese, hand-cranked ice cream, and homemade butter. On March 17 we will be making potatoes, fried cabbage, and sausage for St. Patrick's Day. Admission is $30 per family for both sessions. For more information or to register, please visit or by calling 703-792-8320 or 703-792-5618. March 17 Cockpit Point Tours Tours take place at 10 a.m., 1p.m., and 3 p.m., Tours are offered by reservation only at $20 a person. Join us on a special tour of Prince William County's newest historic park, Cockpit Point Civil War Park. Site includes rare Civil War era fortifications that were part of the Confederate Blockade of the Potomac River in 1861-1862. Tours of the site will take place at 10 a.m., 1p.m. and 3p.m. Reservations are required for the tours. Please note that tours will include difficult terrain and off trail style hiking. For reservations call 703-792-4754. March 22 Lecture: US Marines in The Great War 7 p.m. Free, donations accepted In 1917, US General John 'Black Jack' Pershing ordered the US Marine Expeditionary Force and the US Army to serve as one force in France. The Army and Marines were to look the same and fight together. However the Marines did everything possible to keep their identity by putting USMC buttons on their green army uniforms and using USMC insignia as well. The US Marines performed above and beyond expectations. They were such a force that the Germans gave them the nickname "Teufelshunde" - Devil Dogs at the Battle of Belleau Woods in June 1918. Old Manassas Courthouse, 9248 Lee Avenue. For more information, call 703.792.5618. March 24 Ben Lomond Eggstravaganza! 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.; $5 per person, children 2 and under free Ben Lomond Historic Site and Pat White Center at Ben Lomond are coming together for a special Eggstravagazna with special activities at both sites. Egg Hunts will be at 10:30am, 11:30am, 12:30pm, and 1:30pm at the historic site, and each hunt will be separated by age groups. While at Ben Lomond, make some new animal friends, tour the house, and enjoy some historic hands-on activities! Enjoy fun kid friendly games and crafts at the Pat White Center at Ben Lomond. Bring your own basket for egg collecting. Purchase tickets at Pat White Center at Ben Lomond by visit or by calling 703-792-8320. Ben Lomond Historic Site, 10321 Sudley Manor Dr., Manassas, VA. 703-367-7872. March 24 "Growing Roots" Prince William – Manassas History Symposium 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.; $10 for all day symposium, Spaces are limited, reservations required. Our community has a long and rich history. Founded in 1731, Prince William County is one of the oldest counties in Northern Virginia. Join several local historic organizations as we celebrate this history at our First Annual Prince William-Manassas History Symposium. James Bish – Prince William County: Early Settlement, Founding and Leadership Daniel Davis – George Custer and the Battle of Buckland Mills Michael Gaines – Manassas' Own Beer Baron, Robert Portner Charlotte Cain – "We are all in this war" Local Civilian Experience During the Civil War Cecilia Lynch – Lost Towns of Prince William Forest Park Charlie Grymes – Development of Prince William County After Shirley Highway Manassas Museum Reception with the Curator (which includes hors d'oeuvres and cash bar) Local Student History Day Presentation Co-sponsored by the Manassas Museum, Prince William County Historic Commission and Historic Prince William. Reservations required, for more information contact 703-792-4754 or March 30 History by Campfire: Women's History During the Civil War 6:30 p.m.; $5 per person, children 2 and under free. Enjoy a warm campfire and roasted marshmallows at Ben Lomond Historic Site while you learn some history. Each session of History by Campfire will feature different activities, artifacts, and maybe even a special guest! For March, join us as we celebrate Women's History Month and learn about the challenges and opportunities women faced during the war. Ben Lomond Historic Site, 10321 Sudley Manor Dr., Manassas, VA 703-367-7872. March 31 Rippon Lodge Easter Egg Hunt 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.; $5.00 per Child, $2 per Adult; Free for Children 2 and under. Eggs have been hidden among the trees, bushes and vines at Rippon Lodge, and we need you help to find them! Along with the search for eggs, crafts, games and tours of the historic house make this a day the whole family will enjoy. Egg hunts are at 11:30, 12:30, 1:30 and 2:30, and will be separated by age groups. Bring your own baskets and a picnic lunch. House tours are on the hour. Cash, VISA, MasterCard and Discover Cards accepted. Rippon Lodge Historic Site, 15520 Blackburn Road, Woodbridge, VA 22192, 703-499-9812. April April 7 Civil War Trust Annual Park Clean Up Day – Bristoe Station Battlefield 8 a.m. - 12p.m. Join the staff at Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park and the Civil War Trust at Park Day 2018. Park Day is a nationwide event that encourages Civil War enthusiasts to help maintain, restore and preserve Civil War sites through volunteerism. Join us for a fun and rewarding day of work at Bristoe Battlefield. Projects will include litter pick up, cleaning cemeteries, construction of a boardwalk and trail maintenance throughout the 140-acre park. Wear sturdy work shoes, bring gloves and remember sunscreen. Tools and snacks will be provided. Meet in the parking lot off Iron Brigade Avenue. Please no pets. Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park. The parking lot is located off Iron Brigade Unit Ave., Bristow, VA. 703-366-3049. Attachments


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