Events for Sunday, October 8, 2017 thru Saturday, October 14, 2017

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

"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

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

Preschool Playdate--Fall In Love With Art

Tuesday, 10/10/2017 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Fall in love with art! Come celebrate art during one of the most beautiful times of the year at the National Museum of the Marine Corps! There will be a story time, hands-on art activities and a play area. Age Range: For children under 5 Location: Education Classroom (behind the staircase in Leatherneck Gallery) For more information, contact Gloria Sorpang at or 703-432-8675. All programs are FREE and open to the public!Attachments

WWI Wednesday

Wednesday, 10/11/2017 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

In commemoration of the Centennial of World War I, the Museum will be hosting WWI Wednesday educational displays the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month. Our Education and Community Outreach teams will be displaying WWI uniforms and gear in Leatherneck Gallery. There will also be a craft for children! Admission to the Museum and parking are FREE!Attachments

Cemetery Tour

Friday, 10/13/2017 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

This year’s installment learning about the Manassas City Cemetery to discover the contributions from the people who have gone before us. The theme will be “Important Citizens who Influenced Prince William County History.” Attachments

Tango Buenos Aires: The Spirit of Argentina

Friday, 10/13/2017 8:00 PM

One of Argentina’s greatest cultural exports, Tango Buenos Aires is considered the most authentic tango ensemble performing today. Take a journey to this South American country as dancers dazzle audiences with sensual moves and playful dramatics, while the musicians entice with melodies of romance and nostalgia. This program traces the evolution of tango through the musical compositions of Carlos Gardel, a central figure in the history of tango, and his collaborations with composer Astor Piazzolla. The Spirit of Argentina showcases the breadth of styles and range of emotions that have made tango the cultural phenomenon that it is. “Crafted swirling, fast-paced tapestries of movement, laced with proud postures and sensual couplings.” (The Washington Post) Attachments

Cemetery Tour

Friday, 10/13/2017 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

This year's installment learning about the Manassas City Cemetery to discover the contributions from the people who have gone before us. The theme will be "Important Citizens who Influenced Prince William County History." To purchase tickets visit Echoes Online Store, call 703-368-1873 or visit Echoes, the Manassas Museum store for tickets. 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 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

154th Anniversary of Battle of Auburn "In-Time" Tours

Saturday, 10/14/2017 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

While the Bristoe campaign culminated on the afternoon of October 14, 1864 at the Battle of Bristoe Station, another battle earlier in the day had a profound impact on the course of events. With elements of both armies at times cut off, the Battle of Auburn was a small but important battle that set the stage for fighting later in the day. Join local historians for a special in-time walking tour on battlefield land that is not normally accessible to the public. Attachments

Stonebridge at Potomac Town Center PetOberfest 2017

Silverpointe LLC - Saturday, 10/14/2017 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Stonebridge at Potomac Town Center located in Woodbridge, Virginia is pleased to host the 2017 PetOberfest on Saturday, October 14, 2017 from 11am – 4pm.  All are welcome to attend and enjoy free family and pet friendly activities including: a pet parade/costume contest, pet-friendly exhibitors, children’s entertainment, store discounts, prizes, and much more.  Pet  photo booth donations will benefit the Prince William SPCA.  All pets in attendance must be leashed.  For event and exhibitor information, visit

Battle of Bristoe Station Anniversary Weekend Tours and Luminary

Saturday, 10/14/2017 11:00 AM - Sunday, 10/15/2017 4:00 PM

Join Battlefield Park staff for the 154th Anniversary of the Battle of Bristoe Station. Tour a Civil War encampment, watch artillery firing demonstrations, and tour the site of the third and final battle that took place in Prince William County. On Saturday evening, visit the battlefield for a rare treat to see over 2,000 luminary candles for every soldier who died at Bristoe Station. Living history vignettes will be located across the battlefield and self-guided tours will lead visitors to meet the men and women who made history here. Attachments

Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park Tours

Saturday, 10/14/2017 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Bristoe Station Battlefield staff and volunteers will provide guided tours of the hallowed grounds that contain camps, cemeteries, and battlefields. Learn about Camp Jones and the battles that took place in 1862 and 1863. Tours begin on the hour and depart from the kiosk in the parking lot on Iron Brigade Unit Avenue. The last tour leaves at 3PM. Please dress for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes. Insect repellant is encouraged. No pets please. Attachments

Return of the Oracle

Saturday, 10/14/2017 12:00 PM - 11:30 PM

Cat Beer returns! Rick and the rest of the 63 Scottish Fold Oracle will manifest in our dimension starting on Saturday, October 14 and will be bringing an ample supply of Scottish Wee Heavy with them. Mark your calendars cuz this is gonna be a BIG DEAL! Attachments

Family Day--Sketchpad Marines: The Marine Corps Combat Art Program

Saturday, 10/14/2017 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The Combat Art Program in the Marine Corps can trace its roots to 1942 when Brigadier General Robert Denig said, “Go to war, do art.” Today, the Combat Art Program collection includes more than 9,000 works. Tour the newly opened Combat Art Gallery, and then young visitors can join us for hands-on art activities in the Museum classroom. All Family Day programs are free and open to the public.Attachments

Feel Free Concert

Saturday, 10/14/2017 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Born and bred in the cultural melting pot that is Washington D.C.'s metro area where people and music from all over the world interact daily, FeelFree's music blends it all: reggae, rock, funk, and jazz. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and head down to River Mill Park for a free concert by the river! This concert is sponsored by Madigan's Waterfront, located on the Occoquan River in historic Occoquan. Seafood is their specialty and their location provides the ultimate setting for savoring the incredible variety of dishes they serve. Come for the concert, and stay for dinner! Attachments

154th Anniversary Battle of Bristoe Station "In-Time" Tours

Saturday, 10/14/2017 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Join Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park staff and volunteers on the 154th anniversary of the third and final Civil War battle to take place in Prince William County. This October 14th battle, while small, was the culmination of Lee's last offensive of the War. Visit the park on the actual anniversary for specialized in-time walking tours that will make this forgotten battle come to life in vivid detail. Attachments

Dinner & Poetry Boat Cruise

Saturday, 10/14/2017 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Dinner & Poetry Boat Cruise Join us for a 4-hour boat cruise along with beautiful Occoquan River Keynote Speaker: Prince William County Poet Laureate Kathy Smaltz Entertainment: Open Mic for guests’ poetry reading and other fun surprises! Delicious BBQ buffet served on the boat. Cash bar available. Attachments

Manassas Chorale: A Hylton Home Companion II

Saturday, 10/14/2017 7:30 PM

The Choral takes a page from Prairie Home Companion with a variety of songs and skits in a radio show format. So well received was the last performance of this kind at the Hylton Center, the Chorale reprises the popular format with all new music! Singers, soloists, instrumentalists, and announcers combine forces for an evening you wont want to miss. Attachments


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