Events for Wednesday, November 1, 2017 thru Thursday, November 30, 2017

"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

Cuisine de Commerce Food Festival

Thursday, 11/02/2017 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

(KO Distilling will be providing tastings of our spirits and spirit bottle sales.) An outdoor food fest featuring ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT samples from the best of our local restaurants, caterers & food trucks! All are welcome. Invite your neighbors or your work team--everyone loves good food! Bring non-perishable donations for the food drive to benefit ACTS! Enjoy cornhole, live music & a cash bar. Vote for your favorite dishes! (Rain Date: 11/9) Attachments

Project 22 Viewing - Raising Awareness on Veteran Suicide

Thursday, 11/02/2017 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Northern Virginia Veterans Association presents an encore viewing and the last community viewing of Project 22 Please watch the trailer here: PROJECT 22 - Two combat-wounded veterans set out on a 6,500-mile cross-country mission to raise awareness about a little known epidemic in America. 22 Veterans a Day are committing suicide Interviews with Veterans, mental health professionals, researchers and educators explore the questions: What led them to it, and what brought them out of it? •Causes •Free Admission Attachments

A Civil War Soldier's Campfire

Friday, 11/03/2017 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Enjoy a warm campfire at Ben Lomond Historic Site and learn how Confederate soldiers lived during the American Civil War. Practice drilling with a Civil War soldier, see a musket firing demonstration, and learn about the rations given to Confederate soldiers. Try the cornpone that Confederate soldiers commonly ate during the Civil War and compare it to the s’mores we enjoy today. Attachments


Saturday, 11/04/2017 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Here the story of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) and explore a little known part of the park. Hear the story of the OSS training in the park and visit the training ground. Attachments

Bridal Expo

Saturday, 11/04/2017 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Bridal Expo- Meet with wedding vendors who will make your special day just as you dream. Let them take some stress off your plate while you get questions answered and learn about new wedding trends! Event on Saturday, November 4, 2017 from 12pm-4pm in Grand Court/TJMaxx.  


Saturday, 11/04/2017 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

When we’re closing and turn off the overhead lights the tree and village lights are so beautiful – so we want everyone to bask in this holiday glow. SPECIALS FOR THIS DAY ONLY: Department 56 Villages 30% off retired Byers’ Choice Carolers 50% off retired All Halloween merchandise on sale Attachments

Paranormal 101

Saturday, 11/04/2017 7:00 PM

Brentsville has a diverse history from being a County seat for Prince William County to being a quiet town. Today, many local residents claim that the jail, courthouse and grounds are haunted by spirits from the past. Brentsville Courthouse Historic Centre is partnering with East Coast Research and Investigation of the Paranormal (ECRIP) to host a paranormal seminar and investigation at Brentsville. ECRIP is a local volunteer group of researchers who investigate claims of potential paranormal phenomena and educate interested parties by sharing collective research, experience, knowledge and theories. Participants will first attend a seminar with discussions about various theories and current techniques. Afterwards, participants will work alongside members of ECRIP in a paranormal investigation. The seminar will run from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The investigation will be held from 9 p.m. to midnight. Space is limited for the investigation. Reservations are required. Attachments

A Nacht with Mozart featuring Marcolivia

Saturday, 11/04/2017 7:30 PM

Old Bridge Chamber Orchestra Overture to Don Giovanni Concertone in C Major Symphony No. 41 "Jupiter" Attachments

Free Book Talk

Sunday, 11/05/2017 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Join us for a free book talk with Patrick O'Neill on his book "To Annoy or Destroy the Enemy" at 1:30 p.m. Two hundred years have passed since the Potomac Squadron fought their way past the White House batteries, eclipsed by the burning of Washington and the bombarding of Fort McHenry. This book will reveal what history has forgotten; about America's first response to the attack on the nation's capital and the events that truly led to the penning of the Star Spangles Banner in what British naval historian William James wrote in 1837: Of the many expeditions up the bays and rivers of the United States during the late war, none equaled in brilliancy of execution that of the Potomac to Alexandria.Attachments

Sip N Shop

Thursday, 11/09/2017 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Lots of show specials, gift prizes, local wine and vendors! So much fun! Cheers! This is a rain-or-shine, held in our heated and covered greenhouse. Attachments

Ben Hunter and Joe Seamons

Thursday, 11/09/2017 8:00 PM

Ben Hunter and Joe Seamons This performance is part of the American Roots Series. November 9, 2017 at 8:00 pm Gregory Family Theater This Northwest roots and blues music duo shares an undeniable musical kinship and sense of joy in their interpretation of American roots music. The duo’s self-proclaimed mission to “spread the glory and whimsy of traditional song,” shines through in a concert of field hollers, fiddle and banjo breakdowns, and early jazz by two American songsters. Food and beverage available for purchase. $25, $30 day of performance Buy all four performances in this series for $80. Attachments

Cake Cutting Ceremony

Friday, 11/10/2017 12:00 PM - 12:15 PM

Join us as we celebrate the Marine Corps Birthday with a traditional cake-cutting ceremony. Cake will be served to everyone. Attachments

Jazz 4 Justice

Friday, 11/10/2017 8:00 PM

The Mason Jazz Ensemble, directed by Jim Carroll, joins the Prince William County Bar Foundation to present its annual benefit concert, Jazz 4 Justice. Proceeds from this performance support vital community efforts by the Prince William County Bar Foundation Inc. and the George Mason University Jazz Studios Department. Attachments

Fee Free weekend

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

Fee-free days provide a great opportunity to visit a new place or an old favorite. They will give both first time and repeat visitors a good reason to spend time in our national parks. The fee wavier does not cover expanded amenities or users fees for such things as camping. Attachments

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 Attachments

Festival Of Food Trucks

Saturday, 11/11/2017 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Join us at our inagural "Festival Of Food Trucks" hosted by MG Events & Design! MG Events & Design plans, promotes, and produces food truck related events in the DMV area each year. Festival Of Food Trucks will kick off at 12 noon with our favorite guy in Red....arriving in a Super Car! That's right, Santa is giving Rudolph the day off! Enjoy cuisine from the DMV's BEST food trucks, a holiday shopping market & more! Purchase your early general admission tickets for $5.00 or $10.00 at the event! All attendees who wish to partake in the food truck cuisine must have a wrist band. Children 12 and under are always free at our events. No Refunds. Attachments

Early Days of Prince William County

Saturday, 11/11/2017 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Prince William County’s history begins in 1731 when it was founded by the Virginia House of Burgesses. One of the County’s oldest homes will host a special event to highlight the history and culture of Native Americans and the colonial peoples of the area. Living history demonstrations, colonial life and military encampments from various conflicts, such as the American Revolution, and of Native American cultures will be available all day. Tours of the house are also included. Attachments

Celebrating Veterans and the Arts

Saturday, 11/11/2017 1:00 PM

Join us for an interactive day of celebration and arts experiences for veterans, service members, their families, military caregivers, and the community. Free of charge to all. Attachments

Sip n Shop

Saturday, 11/11/2017 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Lots of show specials, gift prizes, local wine and vendors! So much fun! Cheers! This is a rain-or-shine, held in our heated and covered greenhouse. Attachments


Saturday, 11/11/2017 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

This show features the works of George Jones and Karin Sebolka. George creates eye-catching pieces in wood turning. Karin's watercolors show her love for the beauty in nature. Includes Meet the Artist Reception. Attachments

Armageddon Release and Comic Book Giveaway

Saturday, 11/11/2017 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Herioc has teamed up again with our friends from C3 Comics to create a limited release Belgian Quad inspired by the Four Horsemen from the C3 title "IV: Armageddon." In honor of the collaboration, C3 will be giving away a special edition issue of the comic with purchase of the beer and will also be providing some fabulous door prizes. Attachments

Bristoe Station Veteran's Day Commemorative Tour

Saturday, 11/11/2017 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

During four years of war, hundreds of Civil War soldiers were buried in the area around Bristoe Station. Some died in the two battles that were fought for control of the strategic railroad. Others succumbed to disease they were encamped in the area from a few days to a few months. While some remains were removed after the war, many still reside in the area. This special candlelight tour of the battle will highlight some of the soldiers who died at Bristoe Station. Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park. Attachments

Pajama Party

Saturday, 11/11/2017 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

We all know we’d wear pajamas in public if it were socially acceptable because they’re comfortable; plus, we’d have one less thing to do when we get home… Brew Republic is providing you with just such an opportunity. Join us on Saturday, 11/11 for our first ever Pajama Party in the tap room. We’ll have great beer, delicious food, live music with Chris Rall, and a Cards Against Humanity Tournament, with major awards for the winner, as well as the person who wears the best pajamas (as decided by popular vote). Attachments

Free Book Talk - Rick Richter

Sunday, 11/12/2017 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Join us for a free book talk with Rick Richter on his book "Three Cheers fro the Chesapeake" at 1:30 p.m. Illustrated with previously unpublished photos, letters, documents, and diary entries, the untoldstory of the Chesapeake Artillery comes to light. Comprised chiefly of men who lived near the shores of its namesake bay, the Chesapeake Artillery was the last Confederate battery organized from the state of Maryland. It was also by far the smallest, with barely more than half the average enrollment of other Maryland batteries in the Confederate army. Despite its size, the unit was frequently cited for its bravery and efficiency, including by Stonewall Jackson. This is the history of the unit, from its formation through all its battles with the Army of Northern Virginia until the surrender at Appomattox, where only 13 men remained. A unique statistical analysis of census and military records data highlights its characteristics. Included is a complete roster of all the men who served in the unit.Attachments

Direct from the People’s Republic of China The Martial Artists and Acrobats of Tianjin

Sunday, 11/12/2017 2:00 PM

One of the best acrobatic troupes from China shows off its superior skill with thrilling acrobatics, circus acts, illusions, and mesmerizing demonstrations of martial arts. Accompanied by traditional Chinese music, more than one hundred acrobatic and martial arts performers take the stage in a vibrant spectacle of aerial stunts, juggling acts, contortion tricks, and feats of balance that are guaranteed to dazzle and delight. The Martial Artists and Acrobats of Tianjin is a favorite of audiences throughout the world, and has won numerous awards including the Silver Clown Award. Several of its acts also perform with some of the most renowned circuses in the western world. There’s plenty of excitement for the whole family! Attachments

The Washington Saxophone Quartet (WSaxQ)

Tuesday, 11/14/2017 12:30 PM

Celebrating more than 40 years together, WSaxQ is the most widely heard saxophone quartet in the country and is heard daily through recorded arrangements of the theme for National Public Radio’s program “All Things Considered.” Featuring music from Bach to Gershwin, this dynamic ensemble enlightens and entertains audiences with its musical mastery. Enjoy lunch by an outstanding local restaurant followed by a one-hour concert and a coffee and dessert reception with the artists. Lunch 12:30 p.m. / Concert 1:30 p.m. Dessert Reception (following Concert) Prices: $27 Concert and Dessert Reception; $47 Lunch, Concert and Dessert Reception Attachments

Breakfast with Santa

Thursday, 11/16/2017 8:30 AM

Join us Thursday, November 16th at 8:30AM in the Food Court for an exclusive Breakfast with Santa Event! The event will include breakfast from Matchbox, a special holiday concert feat. Mr. Knick Knack, holiday crafts, and of course...a magical visit from SANTA CLAUS himself! The event is free, however, tickets are required. To get tickets: Attachments

Cafe Pottery

Thursday, 11/16/2017 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Drink. Paint. Socialize. Save your space at Bad Wolf Brewery to come out and paint on pottery you can use. Register on, keyword search Café Pottery. Attachments


Friday, 11/17/2017 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

An evening of Shopping, Refreshments and an Old Fashioned Christmas. Register to share in over $1000.00 in Occoquan Gift Certificate Give-away. Must be present to win. Drawing at 8:15pm Attachments


Friday, 11/17/2017 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Artist Amanda Parker will speak on her alien-tech-sci-fi artwork at 6pm. Get your coloring book or fine art print signed by the artist for free all night! Brand new works of art will be available, so stop by to say hello or learn more about her fascinating process. Attachments


Friday, 11/17/2017 8:00 PM

The internationally acclaimed female a cappella quintet from Zimbabwe performs a stirring mix of traditional Zimbabwean music, afro jazz, gospel, and crossover in their first American tour. Their pure voices are augmented by minimalistic percussion, traditional instruments, such as the mbira (thumb piano), and organic, authentic dance movements. Named after the African concept of humbleness, love, unity, purpose, and family from a woman’s perspective, this ensemble represents a new generation of African women who celebrate and preserve the beauty of their culture and heritage through song. The ensemble was nominated for Best Musician of the Year at the Zimbabwe International Women Awards in 2015, and has performed at festivals and concert halls throughout Europe and Africa. Nobuntu gives “a vibrant and stunning performance full of sparkling energy” (Sunday Times–Passau, Germany). Don’t miss this beautiful and empowering concert. Attachments

Christmas Tree Lighting

Friday, 11/17/2017 8:05 PM

It is the kickoff to the holiday season in Occoquan as the historic town will have a tree lighting in front of town hall. Attachments


Saturday, 11/18/2017

Saturday, November 18 at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. How does nine-year-old Elmer Elevator rescue a baby dragon held captive on Wild Island? With pluck, chewing gum, lollipop sticks, and rubber bands, of course! In celebration of the 70th anniversary of Ruth Stiles Gannett’s charming adventure book, My Father’s Dragon, Enchantment Theatre Company brings to life the story of a compassionate and courageous boy and his unlikely friendship with a splendid yellow and blue-striped dragon. For nearly twenty years, Philadelphia-based Enchantment Theatre Company has produced original works based on classic children’s literature, using its distinctive blend of puppets, masks, creative scenic effects, and original music. “Everything about this world-class production is inventive and endearing; it fully captures the spirit of the beloved stories, the essence of childhood, and the imagination of the audience, both young and old. (, Philadelphia, PA) Recommended for ages 5–10; Grades K–5 Attachments

Cockpit Point Tours

Saturday, 11/18/2017 10:00 AM

Take a tour of Prince William County's newest historic park. Reservations required. Difficult terrain and includes off-the-trail style hiking. (Tours also available at 1 PM and 3 PM. Attachments

Cockpit Point Tours

Saturday, 11/18/2017 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Join us on a special tour of Prince William County’s newest historic park, Cockpit Point Civil War Park. Tours of the site will take place at 10 a.m., 1p.m. and 3p.m. Reservations are required for the tours. Tours will include difficult terrain and off trail style hiking. For reservations call 703-792-4754. Attachments

They Paved Paradise

Saturday, 11/18/2017 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

A look back at Manassas and Prince William County before asphalt changed the landscape from farms to traffic jams. Driving tour - transportation provided. To purchase tickets visit Echoes Online Store, call 703-368-1873 or visit Echoes, the Manassas Museum store for tickets. Attachments

Children's Gallery Grand Opening

Saturday, 11/18/2017 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

It's a celebration! Come one, come all for a fun filled afternoon of games, entertainment, exhibitors, a puppet show and much more. Admission to the Museum and parking are free. Attachments

A Visit from Caring Santa

Sunday, 11/19/2017 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Join Caring Santa in Grand Court Sunday, November 19th from 9-10:30AM. Caring Santa provides a subdued and welcoming environment for children with special needs and their families. Tickets are required, reserve yours today! Attachments

Thanksgiving Eve Party

Wednesday, 11/22/2017 6:00 PM - Thursday, 11/23/2017 1:00 AM

THANKSGIVING EVE PARTY *** DJ with all your 80s, 90s, and today's fun jams 9pm - 1am *** *** HALF PRICE TATCHOS ALL NIGHT *** *** $10 GROWLER FILLS ALL DAY *** Grab your out of town crazy uncle, friends, and even Aunt Sue and head to Ornery Beer Company for Thanksgiving Eve! You got way too much to do on Thanksgiving, let us help the night before. It's the best night of the year to get out and have a great time! Attachments

Thankgiving Pre-game Tailgate Party

Wednesday, 11/22/2017 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Join us on Get-Out Wednesday (aka Thanksgiving Eve) from 7 to 11pm for a rare mid-week bash in the tap room. There will be beer, wine, and food, and we’ll be playing a special Wednesday Night edition of Radio Bingo (Beatles Radio Bingo to be exact) from 7 to 9pm. Listen for the songs on your card and bring your dancing shoes… you can win major awards to start your long weekend. We’ll also be featuring a Randall infusion (the people will decide at a later date). You know you’re not working the next day; why not party with your friendly neighborhood brewery? Attachments

Prince William Turkey Trot

Thursday, 11/23/2017 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

The Prince William Turkey Trot is a fun and festive way to celebrate Thanksgiving Day. Feel free to wear your best themed gear: pilgrims, Pocahontas, turkey, pie, Native American, colonial-you name it! This will be a festive affair, with music, best costume awards, and our world famous finish-line envelopes featuring the random Golden ticket awards. (Just hope for a Willy Wonka-like golden ticket!) Attachments

Bare Knuckle Bourbon Release

Friday, 11/24/2017 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Join KO Distilling from 12pm - 7pm on Friday, November 24th for the commemorative release of our flagship Bare Knuckle Straight Bourbon Whiskey! Reserve your commemorative bottle today, and be among the first to purchase this product on November 24th for $41.19 per bottle. All bottles sold on November 24th will have a special commemorative label indicating the unique number of your bottle along with handwritten signatures from co-founders Bill Karlson and John O'Mara. Our Bare Knuckle Straight Bourbon Whiskey will not be available in stores until January 2018. Additionally, we will have spirit tastings, distillery tours, local craft beer, food, music and more available for purchase! Details to follow. Thank you very much for your support, and as always, DrinKO responsibly! Attachments

The Nutcracker by Virginia National Ballet

Friday, 11/24/2017 2:00 PM

Don’t miss Virginia National Ballet’s 5th Anniversary presentation of “The Nutcracker”! This popular annual production at the Hylton Performing Arts Center features world class, award-winning international professional dancers alongside students of Gainesville Ballet School, performing beautiful, classic choreography with gorgeous sets and costumes. This production debuts exciting additions to the sets and costumes. The first and best Nutcracker of the season! Friday, Nov. 24th, 2pm and 7 pm, $15 - $35, at the Hylton Box Office or Attachments

Teacher Happy Hours!

Friday, 11/24/2017 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM

FRIDAYS ONLY: Teachers, after a long week of dealing with kids, need something to take the stress off? Come to Heroic Aleworks, part of the growing craft beer brewery in Prince William County, where its Happy Hour for teachers every Friday. $5 pours! Attachments

Chanticleer A Chanticleer Christmas

Sunday, 11/26/2017 2:00 PM

“The world’s reigning male chorus” (The New Yorker) kicks off the holiday season at the Hylton Center with a concert of a capella voices that includes classical music and popular holiday favorites. Chanticleer is renowned for the seamless blend of 12 extraordinary male voices, ranging from countertenor to bass, with their superior technique, sublime tone, and unparalleled musicality. Their original interpretations span period and genre—from Gregorian chant to jazz, popular, and contemporary music. The group, which has been praised by the San Francisco Chronicle for its “tonal luxuriance and crisply etched clarity,” has a long list of impressive accomplishments: sales of more than a million albums, winning two Grammy® Awards, being named Ensemble of the Year by Musical America in 2008, and induction into the American Classical Music Hall of Fame. Come savor these glorious sounds of the season. Attachments


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