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3rd Annual Kickin’ Bass Fishing Tournament

To benefit Special Olympics. Sponsored by PWC Sheriff Glendell Hill, PWC Sheriffs Office and Stafford County Sheriffs Office. All proceeds go directly to Special Olympics Virginia. Friday, May 6, Leesylvania State Park. Check in at 6 a.m. Call for more information.

Date: May. 6 - May. 6, 2016
Category: Gainesville / Prince William / Community / Fundraisers and Awareness / Other / Sports /

The Quest for “Light and Liberty”

This exhibit will look at post war Virginia from Reconstruction through the adoption of the new state Constitution in 1902. Special guest curator John Hennessy. Exhibit open daily from May 6 - August 28, Manassas Museum.

Date: May. 6 - May. 6, 2016
Category: Gainesville / Prince William / Community / Other /

New Exhibit: Wounds Healed, Wounds Inflicted: Post-Civil War Virginia

Friday, May 6, The Manassas Museum. Call for more information.

Date: May. 6 - May. 6, 2016
Category: Gainesville / Prince William / Arts / Community / Other /

10th Annual Courage Community Golf Classic

Benefiting The Courage FUN Project.

Date: May. 6 - May. 6, 2016
Category: Gainesville / Prince William / Community / Other / Sports /

Frikin Friday

Every Friday we tap a fresh Firkin in the tap room. With new takes on proven classics and experimental concoctions each Firkin is better than the last.

Date: May. 6 - May. 6, 2016
Category: Gainesville / Prince William / Nightlife / Wine /

Frikin Friday

Every Friday we tap a fresh Firkin in the tap room. With new takes on proven classics and experimental concoctions each Firkin is better than the last.

Date: May. 6 - May. 6, 2016
Category: Gainesville / Prince William / Nightlife / Wine /

Friday Live Music After Five Night

Featuring live music by "Bad Influence." Every Friday night through September, sit outdoors and enjoy live bands.

Date: May. 6 - May. 6, 2016
Category: Gainesville / Prince William / Community / Musical Events and Concerts / Wine /

Spring Gallery Walk

Free event. The merchants of Historic Downtown will be displaying artwork by local, featured artists. Friday, May 6, Historic Downtown Manassas. Call for more information.

Date: May. 6 - May. 6, 2016
Category: Gainesville / Prince William / Arts / Community / Other /

Andrew Morgan: Forgotten Farms

Exhibit on display from May 4 - June 16. Featured artist in the Spring Gallery Walk in Historic Downtown Manassas. Friday,May 6, Center for the Arts at the Candy Factory. Call or go to the website for more information.

Date: May. 6 - May. 6, 2016
Category: Gainesville / Prince William / Arts / Community / Other /

Shakespeare Opera Theatre

Shakespeare's "The Merry Wives of Windsor" play. Friday, May 6, Hylton Center for the Performing Arts. Call or go to the website for tickets..

Date: May. 6 - May. 6, 2016
Category: Gainesville / Prince William / Arts / Community / Other /

Mariachi Los Camperos

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at the Hylton Center with genuine Mexican folk music performed by the world's leading mariachi band, Mariachi Los Camperos. For tickets call or go to the website.

Date: May. 6 - May. 6, 2016
Category: Gainesville / Arts / Community / Musical Events and Concerts / Other /

Museum at the Market

The Museum staff will be at the Farmer’s Market with different events and fun for the whole family. This event runs from Saturday, April 2 from 9 a.m. thru Saturday, October 29 at 1 p.m. at the Manassas Farmer’s Market.

Date: Apr. 2 - Oct. 29, 2016
Category: Gainesville / Prince William / Community / Other /

Historic Downtown Walking Tours

Enjoy a narrated tour of historic downtown Manassas by a costumed interpreter. Friday, April 8 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. at the Manassas Museum. Walking tours run from April to October, Thursday and Friday at Noon.

Date: Apr. 8 - Oct. 28, 2016
Category: Gainesville / Prince William / Community / Other /

Spring Skills Development Program

Pat White Center at Ben Lomond is proud to offer the area's fastest growing soccer experience - 6 week Spring Skills Program, partnering with British Soccer Academy. All players receive a 1 hour training session per week for 6 weeks. Times are 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm for 2-3 year olds; 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm for 4-6 year olds and 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm for 6-12 years old. The program runs from Sunday, April 10 to Sunday, May 15 at Ben Lomond Park in Manassas.

Date: Apr. 10 - May. 15, 2016
Category: Gainesville / Prince William / Children / Community / Sports /

Paws in the Park

Bring your canine companions. There will be working dog demonstrations, information booths, local rescues, a "for fun" dog show, and a one-day only off leash dog park. $7 per vehicle. Saturday, May 7, 7 a.m., Prince William Forest Park. Call for more information.

Date: May. 7 - May. 7, 2016
Category: Gainesville / Prince William / Animals / Community / Other /

The Garden Club of Montclair Plant Sale

Plants that come back every year. Saturday, May 7, Southlake Recreation Center Parking Lot. Call for more information.

Date: May. 7 - May. 7, 2016
Category: Gainesville / Prince William / Community / Other /

The Garden Club of Montclair Plant Sale

Provided by The Garden Club of Montclair. Plants that come back every year. All tried and tested in the gardens.

Date: May. 7 - May. 7, 2016
Category: Gainesville / Prince William / Community / Other /

2016 Spring All Ford Car Show

National Capital Region Mustang Club and Cowles Parkway Ford are holding their annual spring Mustang and all Force car show on Saturday, May 7, 8 a.m., Cowles Parkway Ford. Live music and food will be available to buy at the show. Call for more information.

Date: May. 7 - May. 7, 2016
Category: Gainesville / Prince William / Children / Community / Other /

Free Prince William Community Shred Day

Open to residents only, no business or commercial shredding. Accepting confidential documents only. Non-confidential documents should be recycled curb side or at the citizen drop-off facilities. See the website for event limits and guidelines. Saturday, May 7, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at two locations: PWC Landfill and Balls Ford Road Yard Waste Compost Facility. Sponsored by PWC Public Works, Solid Waste Divison.

Date: May. 7 - May. 7, 2016
Category: Gainesville / Prince William / Community / Other /

Manassas Airshow 2016

Free family event. Plenty to see and do on the ground and skydivers, helicopters, jets and aerobatic aircraft in the air. Donations accepted at the gate to support three charities. Saturday, May 7, Manassaas Regional Airport. Call or go to the website for more information on parking.

Date: May. 7 - May. 7, 2016
Category: Gainesville / Prince William / Children / Community / Fundraisers and Awareness / Other /

East Coast Roundup M6A Regional Show

Come and see this nationally recognized group featuring 6 cylinder Mustangs of any year on the Manassas Museum Lawn, Saturday, May 7. Call for more information.

Date: May. 7 - May. 7, 2016
Category: Gainesville / Prince William / Community / Other /

Mother’s Day Tours at Prince William County Historic Site

All mothers that visit during the Mother's Day weekend will receive a complimentary tour of Rippon Lodge, Ben Lomond or Brentsville Courthouse. Saturday, May 7, Ben Lomond Historic Site & Old Rose Garden. Call for more information.

Date: May. 7 - May. 7, 2016
Category: Gainesville / Prince William / Children / Community / Other /

Brentsville Court and Trades Day

Discover what court was like in Brentsville during its days as the fourth county courthouse of PWC. Sit in on a trial, historic tradesmen and ttradeswomen will showcase their skills and get a sneak peak of the 1820s jail, currently under restoration. Saturday, May 7, 11 a.m., Brentsville Courthouse Historic Centre. Call or go to the website for more information.

Date: May. 7 - May. 7, 2016
Category: Gainesville / Prince William / Arts / Children / Community / Other /

Mother’s Day Big Reveal

Join us on May 7 at 12:30 p.m. at the Manassas Park Community Center and meet the mother who won the Mother's Day Makeover Contest. In addition there will be snacks, shopping, free kid's crafts, chair massages and more all for free. Check out the photo booth for a small fee.Call for more information.

Date: May. 7 - May. 7, 2016
Category: Gainesville / Prince William / Community / Other /

Occoquan Art on the Block

Watch artists while they work, partake in receptions at each of the galleries and sign up for special drawings. Saturday, May 7, Historic Occoquan. Go to the website for more information.

Date: May. 7 - May. 7, 2016
Category: Gainesville / Prince William / Arts / Community / Other /

Occoquan Art on the Block

Local artists will participate in "Art on the Block" in Historic Occoquan on Saturday, May 7 from 1 to 5 p.m. Watch the artists while they work, enjoy receptions at each gallery and sign up for special drawings. Go to the website for more information.

Date: May. 7 - May. 7, 2016
Category: Gainesville / Prince William / Arts / Community / Festivals / Other /

Mary Poppins

The Broadway Musical based on the stories of P. L. Travers and the Walt Disney Film. Saturday, May 7, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., Center for the Arts at The Candy Factory. For tickets go to the website.

Date: May. 7 - May. 7, 2016
Category: Gainesville / Prince William / Children / Community / Musical Events and Concerts / Other /

Shakespeare Opera Theatre

Shakespeare's "The Merry Wives" play. Saturday, May 7, 8 p.m., Hylton Center for the Performing Arts. Call or go to the website for more information.

Date: May. 7 - May. 7, 2016
Category: Gainesville / Prince William / Arts / Community / Other /

Mother’s Day Tours at Prince William Historic Sites

All Mothers that visit during the Mother's Day weekend will receive a complimentary tour of Rippon Lodge, Ben Lomond or Brentsville Courthouse. Sunday, May 8, 11 a.m., Ben Lomond Historic Site & Old Rose Garden. Call or send an email for more information.

Date: May. 8 - May. 8, 2016
Category: Gainesville / Prince William / Children / Community / Other /

Castaways Repertory Theatre presents “The Muisc Man”

Sunday, May 18, 2 p.m., Dr. A.J. Ferlazzo Building. For more information go to the website.

Date: May. 8 - May. 8, 2016
Category: Gainesville / Prince William / Children / Community / Musical Events and Concerts / Other /

Mary Poppins

The Broadway Musical based on the stories of P. L. Travers and the Walt Disney Film. Sunday, May 8, 3 p.m., Center for the Arts at the Candy Factory. For tickets go to the website.

Date: May. 8 - May. 8, 2016
Category: Gainesville / Prince William / Children / Community / Musical Events and Concerts / Other /

Keyboard Conversations with Jeffrey Siegel

Piano virtuoso Jeffrey Siegel serves up an aural feast that envisions glorious sights through rapturous sounds. In this delightful performance, Mr. Siegel provides illuminating insight into the ever popular Pictures at an Exhibition, as well as visually inspired short pieces of Debussy and Rachmaninoff. For tickets call or go to the website.

Date: May. 8 - May. 8, 2016
Category: Gainesville / Prince William / Arts / Community / Musical Events and Concerts / Other /

Senator Charles Cogan Annual Charity Golf Tournament

All proceeds go to BARN's programs to end homelessness. Entry fee includes goody bag, breakfast, grilled lunch on the patio, free beer, soda and snacks on the course and awards banquet. Prizes awarded. Monday, May 9, 7:30 a.m. with 9 a.m. shotgun start. For tickets or to register call or go to the website.

Date: May. 9 - May. 9, 2016
Category: Gainesville / Prince William / Community / Fundraisers and Awareness / Other /

Baby Signs Play Group

Ages 0-2 with caregivers. Join Noelle Snodgrass, an Independent Certified Instructor, for an interactive program featuring a story, sign language and play. No siblings over two years, please. Register online, in person or by phone starting one week before the session. Monday, May 9, 10:30 a.m., Chinn Park Regional Library.

Date: May. 9 - May. 9, 2016
Category: Gainesville / Prince William / Children / Community / Other /

Lunch Bunch

Ages 2-6 years. First come, first served until capacity is reached. Pack a lunch and picnic at the library while listening to terrific tales. Monday, May 9, 12 p.m., Chinn Park Regional Library.

Date: May. 9 - May. 9, 2016
Category: Gainesville / Prince William / Children / Community / Other /

Prince William County Bar Association - Legal Information Series

For adults. Various attorneys will present on a different legal topic each month. Tuesday, May 10, 7 p.m., Chinn Park Regional Library.

Date: May. 10 - May. 10, 2016
Category: Gainesville / Prince William / Community / Other /

Boxes, Boxes, Boxes

Jump inside the world of a child’s imagination through this delightful tale of two friends who use their imagination to build bridges, a train, a plane and a castle from cardboard boxes. Performance is followed by a “free play” session, allowing the audience to build their own creations, using props from the show. Wednesday, May 11, 10 a.m., Hylton Performing Arts Center. For more information call or send an email.

Date: May. 11 - May. 11, 2016
Category: Gainesville / Prince William / Arts / Children / Community / Other /

Lake Ridge Toastmasters

The Lake Ridge Toastmasters Club helps community members enhance their speaking and leadership skills. Wednesday, May 11, 7:30-9:15 p.m., Tall Oaks Community Center. For more information go to the website.

Date: May. 11 - May. 11, 2016
Category: Gainesville / Prince William / Community / Other /

Virginia SPQA offers Baldrige Training at NOVA Manassas

Wednesday, May 11 and Thursday, May 12, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the NOVA Manassas Campus. Send an email to RSVP. For more information go to the website.

Date: May. 11 - May. 12, 2016
Category: Gainesville / Prince William / Community / Education / Other /

Trivia Night at Heritage Brewing

Every Thursday night in our tap room is trivia night, with a wide variety of categories and questions. Winning team gets four free pints on the house. Also teachers who present a valid ID get four dollar pints all night.

Date: May. 12 - May. 12, 2016
Category: Gainesville / Prince William / Nightlife / Wine /

Trivia Night at Heritage Brewing

Enjoy a night of trivia in the tap room with a wide variety of categories and questions. Thursday, May 12, 6:30-10 p.m., Heritage Brewing Co., 9436 Center Point Lane, Manassas. Call for more information.

Date: May. 12 - May. 12, 2016
Category: Gainesville / Prince William / Other /

Evening of Comedy Improvisation

For adults. Quicken your wits with games such as Questions Only, Quick Change and Alphabet. No experience necessary, just be ready to laugh. Thursday, May 12, 7-8 p.m., Central Community Library. For more information call or go to the website.

Date: May. 12 - May. 12, 2016
Category: Gainesville / Prince William / Community / Other /

Historic Downtown Walking Tours

Enjoy a narrated tour of historic Downtown by a costumed interpreter. Free. Thursday, May 12 and Friday, May 13, 12-1 p.m., Manassas Museum, 9101 Prince William St., Manassas. Call for more information.

Date: May. 12 - May. 13, 2016
Category: Gainesville / Prince William / Community / Other /

Frikin Friday

Every Friday we tap a fresh Firkin in the tap room. With new takes on proven classics and experimental concoctions each Firkin is better than the last.

Date: May. 13 - May. 13, 2016
Category: Gainesville / Prince William / Nightlife / Wine /

Frikin Friday

Every Friday we tap a fresh Firkin in the tap room. With new takes on proven classics and experimental concoctions each Firkin is better than the last.

Date: May. 13 - May. 13, 2016
Category: Gainesville / Prince William / Nightlife / Wine /

Firkin Friday

Enjoy a fresh Firkin in the tap room. Friday, May 13, 5-10 p.m., Heritage Brewing Co. Call for more information.

Date: May. 13 - May. 13, 2016
Category: Gainesville / Prince William / Community / Other /

Friday Live Music After Five Night

Featuring live music by "Potomac Jazz Project". Every Friday night through September, sit outdoors and enjoy live bands.

Date: May. 13 - May. 13, 2016
Category: Gainesville / Prince William / Community / Musical Events and Concerts / Wine /

1 Year “Ownership” at Philadelphia Tavern

It’s been one year since the Philadelphia Tavern changed hands and a celebration is planned. The street will be closed for some outdoor games and live music. Friday, May 13, 6-10 p.m., Philadelphia Tavern. Call for more information.

Date: May. 13 - May. 13, 2016
Category: Gainesville / Prince William / Children / Musical Events and Concerts / Nightlife / Other /

Explore Your Park: Historic Cemeteries

Join local historians on a one hour walking tour exploring the various historical cemeteries that still remain on the Battlefield Heritage Park, and some that were removed. Dress for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes. Friday, May 13, 7-8 p.m., Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park. For more information go to the website.

Date: May. 13 - May. 13, 2016
Category: Gainesville / Prince William / Community / Other /

Safari Art

Learn to draw and paint wild animals. For ages 7-14. Friday, May 13, 7-8:30 p.m., Center for the Arts at the Candy Factory. Call or go to the website to register.

Date: May. 13 - May. 13, 2016
Category: Gainesville / Prince William / Arts / Children / Community / Other /

Operation Kidsafe Safety Event

Operation Kidsafe Free Child Safety Events are happening all over the U.S. and Canada. Operation Kidsafe is free and private for families. Parents take home the only record of the visit, a bio document, that is ready to hand to law enforcement in an emergency. Safety tips to start a family action plan are also included. Operation Kidsafe founder Mark Bott is available for interviews. Friday, May 13, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, May 14, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Brown's Manassas Kia. For more information call or go to the website.

Date: May. 13 - May. 14, 2016
Category: Gainesville / Prince William / Children / Community / Fundraisers and Awareness / Other /

Planting Day at the Minnieville Buffer

The Minnieville Buffer Project has helped to transform an area of land into a beautiful area that showcases Virginia's native plants. Come as a volunteer and help with a variety of tasks to keep the area clean. Wear long pants, sturdy shoes and a hat to keep the sun off. Saturday, May 14, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., K9 Gunner MemorialDog Park. For more information call or go to the website.

Date: May. 14 - May. 14, 2016
Category: Gainesville / Prince William / Community / Other /

Doggie Walk and Scavenger Hunt

Saturday, May 14, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Signal Hill Park. Call for more information.

Date: May. 14 - May. 14, 2016
Category: Gainesville / Prince William / Animals / Community / Other /

Master Gardener Teams

Teams will be on site to help residents with gardening and lawn care questions at Lowe's Woodbridge, Lowe's Manassas, Lowe's Gainesville, Merrifield Garden Center Gainesville and Southern States Manassas on Saturday, May 14, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Date: May. 14 - May. 14, 2016
Category: Gainesville / Prince William / Community / Other /

Innovating Inventions of the 19th and 20th Centuries

Children and adults are encouraged to join the staff in the Brentsville One Room Schoolhouse for an afternoon learning about the 19th and 20th century inventions. Saturday, May 14, 1-3 p.m., Brentsville Courthouse Historic Centre. Provided by PWC Historic Preservation. Call for more information.

Date: May. 14 - May. 14, 2016
Category: Gainesville / Prince William / Children / Community / Other /

Blossom’s Rainbow

For families. A magical new play filled with dance, vibrant colors and dynamic live music. Saturday, May 14, 2 p.m., Chinn Park Regional Library. Call for more information.

Date: May. 14 - May. 14, 2016
Category: Gainesville / Prince William / Children / Community / Other /

Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live

This one-of-a-kind theatrical experience is so realistic. These friendly dinosaurs are intricately detailed, life-like puppets skillfully handled by expert puppeteers. Saturday, May 14, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m., Hylton Performing Arts Center. For tickets call or go to the website.

Date: May. 14 - May. 14, 2016
Category: Gainesville / Prince William / Arts / Children / Community / Other /

Manassas Symphony Orchestra Season Finale Concert

The Manassas Symphony Orchestra will be the largest orchestra to ever grace the stage of the Hylton Performing Arts Center. Their season finale concert is entitled: Musical Titans. Saturday, May 14, 7:30 p.m., Hylton Performing Arts Center. For tickets call or go to the website.

Date: May. 14 - May. 14, 2016
Category: Gainesville / Prince William / Children / Community / Musical Events and Concerts / Other /

Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park Tours

Bristoe Station Battlefield staff and volunteers will provide guided tours of the hallowed grounds that contain camps, cemeteries, and battlefields. The last tour leaves at 3 p.m. Dress for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes. Insect repellent is encouraged. No pets please. Free, donations encouraged. Saturday and Sunday, May 14 and 15, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park.

Date: May. 14 - May. 15, 2016
Category: Gainesville / Prince William / Community / Other /

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