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Yoga on the Lawn at Rippon Lodge

Saturday, 09/23/2017 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Enjoy performing yoga on the lawn with amazing views of the Potomac River and historic Rippon Lodge in the background. No one could ask for a better outdoor venue to exercise. Join certified instructor Christopher Glowacki for an hour long Vinyasa yoga practice. Beginning yoga students to well-versed devotes are welcomed. Participants are encouraged to bring a yoga mat, towel and plenty of water; beginners may want to bring a block and/or strap. Classes are offered most Saturday mornings from May to September. Call Rippon Lodge to confirm class day and times. Those purchasing 10 classes will receive punch cards which are good for the whole season. Additional classes may be purchased at any time. Attachments

Get Nuts for National Public Lands Day

Saturday, 09/30/2017 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Help Potomac Conservancy kick off the Growing Native season here at Leesylvania State Park. Volunteers of all ages and backgrounds are welcome to help collect native tree seeds in this beautiful and historic park. These seeds will go to local nurseries that grow trees for reforesting efforts across the region. Not only will you be creating forests for tomorrow, you will also learn more about the important connection between healthy, forested lands and clean waters. What you need: Close-toed shoes and Sharp nut-spotting eyes What we provide: Everything else. All tools, drinking water, and supplies will be provided by Potomac Conservancy and Leesylvania State Park. Check-in is between 9:30 a.m. and 10. It is important that you arrive on time so that we can get started with instructions and a brief Tree-ID lesson at 10 a.m. Tell the ranger at the gate that you are there for the volunteer event for free admission. For more information please call 703-583-6904. Attachments

Yoga on the Lawn at Rippon Lodge

Saturday, 09/30/2017 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Enjoy performing yoga on the lawn with amazing views of the Potomac River and historic Rippon Lodge in the background. No one could ask for a better outdoor venue to exercise. Join certified instructor Christopher Glowacki for an hour long Vinyasa yoga practice. Beginning yoga students to well-versed devotes are welcomed. Participants are encouraged to bring a yoga mat, towel and plenty of water; beginners may want to bring a block and/or strap. Classes are offered most Saturday mornings from May to September. Call Rippon Lodge to confirm class day and times. Those purchasing 10 classes will receive punch cards which are good for the whole season. Additional classes may be purchased at any time. Attachments

Prince William Half Marathon

Sunday, 10/01/2017

Voted Runner Up for Best Half Marathon and Best Course in the Washington DC area in the 2017 Best of Washington Running Survey! The Novant Health UVA Health System Prince William Half Marathon offers runners a unique racing experience. The race start is staged at Jiffy Lube Live – the premier live entertainment venue in Prince William County in Bristow, VA. Here runners can enjoy a race village atmosphere complete with live music featuring several local bands, food, beer garden and more. Runners will make their way to, and travel through, the Manassas National Battlefield. All roads on the course are paved. Upon your return to Jiffy Lube Live, the race celebration will be in full swing, welcoming you back after YOUR PERSONAL BATTLE and more importantly…personal victory! For more information on the activities, and to register to participate in it, go to http://www.princewilliamhalf.com/. Attachments

IWALK for ACTS 5K and Family Festival

Saturday, 10/07/2017 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Action in Community Through Service (ACTS) and Image Church are partnering together to host the 7th Annual IWALK for ACTS on Saturday, October 7 at Stonebridge at Potomac Town Center (14900 Potomac Town Place, Woodbridge, VA). To register for IWALK, visit www.iwalkforacts.com or e-mail iwalk@imagechurch.com for more information. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the 5K walk/run starts at 9 a.m. Registration is $20/individual, $15/team members (4+ per team), or $50/family. Proceeds benefit ACTS. Following the walk, the community can enjoy a free family festival from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Attendees will enjoy food vendors, various performances, and kids activities such as face painting, moon bounces, carnival games, crafts, and much more. The mission of ACTS is to provide relief, foster hope and promote self-sufficiency for our Prince William area neighbors in crises. For more information about ACTS, visit www.actspwc.org. Image Church meets at 13900 Church Hill Drive in Woodbridge. For more information, visit www.imagechurch.com. Attachments

Fall Migration Bird & Nature Walk

Saturday, 10/07/2017 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

The Julie J. Metz Neabsco Creek Wetlands Preserve is home to a diverse bird population. Join local birding and nature experts on a guided walk along the trails and boardwalks. Discover this unique 120 acre property in the heart of Woodbridge. Bring binoculars and guide books. Please dress for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes. You will get muddy if it has rained in the days proceeding. No pets please. Attachments

Flavor Run 5K

Saturday, 10/14/2017

It is time to get outside for some fitness, family, and flavor party time. No matter your age or fitness level, The Flavor Run has everything to offer to make for a unique and fun experience for friends, families, and colleagues. The Flavor Run™ is the original fruit-flavored color powder run, and we are excited and fortunate to expand our family fun to different cities across the US! YES. We said "fruit-flavored" powder - PROUDLY MADE IN THE USA - Blueberry, strawberry, orange, banana, watermelon, and grape! Plus we have an awesome Post-Run Flavor Festival that includes everything from fresh fruit, healthy vendors, live entertainment, and children's activities. All you have to do is show up in all white clothing to be covered in delicious flavored color celebration powder! For more information, go to http://flavorrun.com Attachments

Fall Migration Bird & Nature Walk

Saturday, 10/14/2017 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

The Julie J. Metz Neabsco Creek Wetlands Preserve is home to a diverse bird population. Join local birding and nature experts on a guided walk along the trails and boardwalks. Discover this unique 120 acre property in the heart of Woodbridge. Bring binoculars and guide books. Please dress for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes. You will get muddy if it has rained in the days proceeding. No pets please. 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

Insane Inflatable 5K

Saturday, 10/28/2017

3.1 MILES 11 INSANE INFLATABLES 1 CRAZY FUN DAY! That is the way to describe the Insane Inflatable 5K, a 1-day event coming to Prince William County. From start to finish the Insane Inflatable 5K is like nothing you’ve ever experienced before. When we say INSANE, we mean it. As one of our participants said, “When you drive up and see the enormosity of the inflatables it’s crazy.” That’s what we were going for! At the Insane Inflatable 5K it’s not all about running, what we care about most is you having a #CrazyFun day. Just show up ready to make some #CrazyFun memories with your friends and family, we’ll do the rest. When it’s time to take on our GIANT inflatables, feel free to be a kid again; you’ll laugh until you cry! Afterwards take a load off, crack open a cold beverage and reminisce in our Midway. For more information, and to register, please go to: https://insaneinflatable5k.com/ Attachments

The Occoquan Greenway Trail - Ten Year Anniversary Hike!

Saturday, 10/28/2017 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Sponsored by Prince William Conservation Alliance and Prince William Streams and Trails Coalition Ten years ago we led the first hike down the Occoquan Greenway Trail from McCoart Government Center to the Town of Occoquan, beginning a community effort to improve conditions and open the trail to the public. Today, about 2.4 miles of contiguous trail is available for hiking, from Lake Ridge Park to Cotton Mill Drive. On October 28, we will hike about 7 miles, beginning at Lake Ridge Park and ending in the Town of Occoquan about three hours later. Transportation back to your car at Lake Ridge Park is provided. The trail surfaces include well-established natural surfaces, cleared paths in the woods, blacktop paths, sidewalks along streets and fair-weather stream crossings, which may include some steep banks. Please dress accordingly – we recommend long pants, sturdy hiking shoes, a hat and long socks. Bring a bag lunch, plenty of water, binoculars, and a camera to capture the beautiful scenery along the way! Click here to read about previous hikes.

US Classic Orienteering Championships

Saturday, 11/11/2017 - Sunday 11/12/2017

Have you been coming to Quantico Orienteering Club's local events? Are you a long time orienteer? If so, this event is for you! We invite everyone to come out and experience the excitement of orienteering at a National Championship event on the debut maps of some of the finest orienteering terrain in the Mid-Atlantic region. The 2017 U.S. Classic Champs will be the first events ever in two newly mapped areas of the Marine Corps Base Quantico. Come celebrate Quantico Orienteering Club’s 50th anniversary and be the first orienteers to see this new terrain! Hosted by Quantico Orienteering Club, the 2017 U.S. Classic Champs event will feature two days of Classic Orienteering Competition . While you are welcome to compete just one day, we encourage you to register for both days as final results and placements are based on 2-day combined times. This event is open to all levels of orienteering. Open Course Classes allow participation for those who do not want to run in their age class; e.g., You are a 30 year old male who normally does a Brown course, you may sign up to go out on M-Brown. For more information on this event, go to http://uschamps.qocweb.org/ Attachments


 

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