Events for Sunday, November 12, 2017 thru Saturday, November 18, 2017

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free book talk with Rick Richter on his book "Three Cheers fro the Chesapeake" at 1:30 p.m. Illustrated with previously unpublished photos, letters, documents, and diary entries, the untoldstory of the Chesapeake Artillery comes to light.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


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