Events In Prince William County
Updated: March 19, 2004
“Peter and the Wolf”
The Manassas Dance Company, accompanied by the Prince William Symphony Orchestra, will perform this classic ballet on Sat., March 27th at 7:00 p.m. and Sun., March 28th at 5:00 p.m. at Grace E. Metz Middle School located at 9700 Fairview Ave. in Manassas. Advance tickets are $18 for adults; $14 for seniors and children. Tickets are available through www.tickets.com or by calling 703-218-6500. For more information, call 703-257-1811.
The Victorian Lady
Learn about etiquette of bygone days on Sat., March 20th from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. at an authentic Victorian tea sponsored by the Manassas Museum System. The program begins at the Manassas Museum at 9101 Prince William St. in Old Town. From there, it’s just a short walk to the Victorian Tea Room. For reservations, call 703-257-8264.
Focus on Photography
The Center for the Arts is offering a 2-part photography class for beginners on Sat. March 20th and Sat. March 27th from 1:00–3:30 p.m. at the Old Hopkins Candy Factory located at 9419 Battle Street in Old Town Manassas. Local professional photographer Debbie Del Tejo will teach students basic skills and how to produce better photos. Cost is $50. Call 703-330-ARTS to register.
The Center for the Arts is offering a step-by-step watercolor class on Sat., March 20th from 2:00 – 4:30 p.m. at the Old Hopkins Candy Factory located at 9419 Battle Street in Old Town Manassas. Cost is $25 plus $10 supply fee, which includes everything you’ll need for class. Call 703-330-ARTS to register.
Local Cadets to Present Colors at Concert
The Osbourn Park High School Naval JROTC Cadets will present the colors and eight local students will perform the “Washington Post” March with the U. S. Navy Band at a concert on Sat., March 20th at Grace E. Metz Middle School, beginning at 8:00 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public. Call Historic Manassas at 703-361-6599 for reservations or visit www.visitmanassas.org.
Free Chorale Concert
The Manassas Community Chorale joins Voices United 2004 in a free concert on Sat., March 20th at 7:00 p.m. at the Manassas Baptist Church, 8800 Sudley Rd. in Manassas in a program ranging from Mozart to the spiritual. For further information, call 703-361-2146, ext. 291, or 703-365-0066.
Instead of trading room makeovers, bring a friend to 6715 Stonecutter Dr. in Burke on Sun., March 21st from noon–3:00 p.m. to trade Mary Kay makeovers. You can also have your photo snapped by a professional photographer, get a 10-minute massage and win door prizes. RSVP to Sue Myers at 703-866-1231.
“Natural Sonorities” Concert
Join members of the Manassas Art Guild for a concert and art exhibit inspired by the wonders of nature on Sun., March 21st at the Manassas Baptist Church, 8800 Sudley Rd. in Manassas. View artwork before and after the concert, which begins at 3:00 p.m. Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for seniors/students. For more details or to purchase tickets, call 703-244-6723.
Brass Quintet to Perform
As part of its “Sounds of a Symphony” series, the Prince William Public Library System is hosting a concert by the Prince William Symphony Orchestra’s Brass Quintet, comprised of two trumpets, a horn, trombone and tuba, at the Bull Run Regional Library located at 8051 Ashton Ave. in Manassas on Sun., March 21st at 2:00 p.m. The 90-minute program is free but reservations are requested. To register, call 703-792-4500.
Donate Blood at SYNERGY ONE
The Red Cross Bloodmobile will visit the SYNERGY ONE Federal Credit Union parking lot at 8700 Centreville Rd. on Tues., March 23rd from 2:45 – 5:45 p.m. All donors will receive a pint of Ben and Jerry’s ice cream and a certificate for free tax preparation from Liberty Tax. Call Patty Browne at 703-393-4053 to schedule an appointment or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Technology Achievement Award Nominations Due
The Prince William County Department of Economic Development is seeking nominations for its annual Technology Achievement Awards to honor local companies that have either developed new technology or applied existing technology in exciting new ways. Nominations must be postmarked by Wed., March 24th. For more information, call 703-392-0330 or visit www.pwcecondev.org.
Visit with Peter Cottontail and friends at the Prince William County Park Authority’s annual Easter Egg Hunt on Sat., March 27th at James Long Park. Advance tickets are $5 (through March 26th), or $6 the day of the event. For information, call the Ben Lomond Community Center at 703-361-7126 or the Park Authority at 703-792-7060.
Hurry, Magic Window Closing!
The final performance in the Prince William County Park Authority’s “Magic Window” series for children will be held on Sat., March 27th at 10:00 a.m. at 9008 Center St. in Old Town when the Barefoot Puppets present “Dreamtime,” three traditional tales of the Australian Aborigines. Tickets are $6. To find out more, call 703-792-4280 or visit www.pwcparks.org.
Get Your “Just Desserts”
Stop in to City Square Café at 9428 Battle St. in Old Town today and ask about joining their new rewards program. Earn points towards a free $50 gift certificate as well as a free dessert. Call 703-369-6022 for more information.
Roll Up Your Sleeves!
Prince William Clean Community Council kicks off its 3-month-long celebration of Keep America Beautiful’s Great American Cleanup™ with a Youth Environmental Conference on Sat., March 27th and special weekend cleanup activities. Communities can help by cleaning up neighborhood parks and roadsides this spring. Spring cleanup assistance is available by calling 703-792-6272.
First Anniversary Celebration
Details for the Home, located at 6590 Jefferson St. in Haymarket will celebrate its first anniversary on Sat., March 27th from 11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. with renowned artist Eileen Tramonte, who will be autographing her “Serving Sensations.” Call 703-754-0000 for details.
Nomination Sought for New Award
Prince William County’s Disability Services Board invites local employers to apply for the Virginia New Freedom Employment Initiative Award for 2004 for excellence in hiring, accommodating and serving persons with disabilities. Nominations are due Fri., April 2nd. For information, call 703-792-7649 or email email@example.com.
Firearms Safety Program
The deadline to register for the free Citizens Firearms Safety Program offered by the Prince William County Police Department is Fri., April 2nd at 5:00 p.m. The class will be held on Sat., April 10th from 8:00 a.m.– 4:00 p.m. at the Criminal Justice Academy at 13101 Public Safety Dr. in Nokesville. Lunch is provided and participants will receive a certificate upon completion. To find out more, call 703-792-6599.
Toast of the Town
The Center for the Arts will host its 2nd annual “Toast of the Town” black-tie optional gala on Sat., April 3rd from 7:00–midnight at the Candy Factory located at 9419 Battle St. in Old Town. Enjoy a gourmet buffet, dancing and special award presentations. Call 703-330-2787 for more information.
Don’t miss these upcoming Chamber Events!
Business Before Hours
Thursday, March 25th, 8:00–9:00 a.m.
Hosted by: Claytime Café, 9882-4 Liberia Ave., Manassas
(Davis Ford Crossing Shopping Center)
Join us at Claytime Café’s The Den coffee shop for some pre-business hospitality and networking. To RSVP, call Michaelene Ressler at 703-368-6600, ext. 21, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Legislative Wrap-Up Breakfast
Tuesday, March 30th, 8:00–10:00 a.m.
Hosted by: Old Country Buffet, 2942 Prince William Parkway, Woodbridge
A joint event with the Prince William Regional Chamber, this event offers you the opportunity share breakfast with your local General Assembly Delegation and learn about the results of the 2004 Virginia General Assembly and how your business will be impacted. Cost is $20 per person. To RSVP, call Michaelene Ressler at 703-368-6600, ext. 21, or email email@example.com.
MAPS—Using Marketing, Advertising and Public Relations to Drive Your Success
Wednesday, March 31st, 7:30 a.m.–10:00 a.m.
Hosted by: Verizon Auditorium @ George Mason University–Prince William Campus, 10900 University Blvd.
Continental breakfast provided by: Westfields Marriott
Learn how to use marketing, advertising and public relations to increase your visibility in the marketplace, target your market niche and ultimately drive up sales. Speakers include Sherri Arnaiz of Virginia Systems, Inc.; Darrell Browning of Browning Communications and Kathy Bentz of Bentz Communications. The keynote speaker is Tony Brocato of Pepsi Cola Bottling Co. of Central Virginia. Cost is $10 per person. To RSVP, call Michaelene Ressler at 703-368-6600, ext. 21, or email firstname.lastname@example.org and indicate which business category you fall under: service, professional or retail.
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