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Town of Occoquan Hosts Free Family Fun with Their Summer Event Series

Town of Occoquan summer concert series

By Amy Taylor Looking for family fun that won’t bust your budget? The Town of Occoquan values its community families. That’s why they’re putting on a summer series of free events. There are a few events left as the summer winds down. Events are held at River Mill Park at 458 Mill Street from 6:00 to 8:00 p. m. Pack up …

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Write by the Rails is ‘Back on Track’ with events

Write by the Rails (WbtR), the Prince William Chapter of the Virginia Writers Club, has announced two new initiatives in conjunction with its 2018-19 theme, “Back on Track.” The group, which aims to raise the profile of the local literary community, started by scheduling a half-day, fall writers’ workshop to be held October 27, 2018 at Trinity Church in Historic …

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Artists’ Undertaking Gallery: Changing Colors

Artists' Undertaking Gallery

Provided by The Artists’ Undertaking Gallery The Artists’ Undertaking Gallery in Historic Occoquan presents “Changing Colors,” an exhibit featuring Photography and Digital Painting by David and Jane Ernst of Springfield and Fused Glass by David and Dale Barnes of Sterling.  A Meet the Artists Reception will be held on Saturday, Sept. 15, from 1:00 to 4:00 p. m.  The exhibit …

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World Doctors Orchestra, NIH Philharmonia to Present “Summer is Russian In”

Provided by World Doctors Orchestra Beginning on Aug. 14, members of World Doctors Orchestra and NIH Philharmonia will rehearse intensely for approximately one week before presenting two performances to benefit the charities of the National Institutes of Health: On Friday, Aug. 17 at 7:30 p. m., the orchestra will open its dress rehearsal to the general public.  This free, informal …

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Woodbridge High School Choir at MLB All-Star Game

Provided by Prince William County Schools (PWCS) On July 17, several members of the Woodbridge High School Choir and their teacher Joel Shapiro were among the performers who sang the National Anthem at the MLB All-Star Game pre-game show in Washington, D.C. Shapiro was selected to be one of the three conductors for the choir. The production team, RK Productions, …

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Bands and Backpacks: Free Community Event

Provided by InTune Music Studios, LLC Bands and Backpacks is a free backpack giveaway and concert event presented by Tavares Taylor Charities, Inc. and Intune Music Studios, LLC. The event will be held on Saturday, Aug. 11 at the Sean T. Connaughton Community Plaza (45 Complex Ct.) in Woodbridge from 12:00 noon to 6:00 p. m. This event was created to support families …

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Summer Sun, Summer Flowers

Artists' Undertaking Gallery August 2018

The Artists’ Undertaking Gallery in Historic Occoquan presents “Summer Sun, Summer Flowers,” an exhibit featuring Salt-Fired Pottery by Marianne Cordyack of Reston and Photography by Gerry Gantt of Fairfax. A Meet the Artists Reception will be held on Saturday, August 11, from 1:00 to 4:00 p. m.  The exhibit runs August 7 through September 3. The gallery is open 11:00 …

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Manassas Chorale: Shining Like Silver

By Dan Verner Nearly 25 years ago, the Manassas Community Chorale, under the leadership of the Rev. Dr. John (Jack) Martin and accompanied by Jill Tomlinson on the piano, numbered about 25 singers and held their concerts in a local church. The choral group (now called the Manassas Chorale) currently fills the stage of the 1,100-seat Merchant Hall in the Hylton Performing Arts Center accompanied …

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McGrath Academy of Irish Dance Drama Team Wins Top Spot in North America

Provided by McGrath Academy of Irish Dance The McGrath Academy of Irish Dance drama team took first place at the Irish Dance Teachers Association of North America (IDTANA) North American Irish Dance Championships held in Orlando over the Independence Day holiday. This win qualified the team to represent North America at the 2019 World Irish Dancing Championships in Greensboro, N.C. …

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Arches Gallery Artists: People’s Choice Award Winner for July

arches gallery peoples choice july 2018

Arches Gallery at the Workhouse Arts Center (Lorton) announces the People’s Choice Awards for July, chosen during the monthly 2nd Saturday Art Walk on July 14. Kathleen Best Gillmann is the featured artist this month. Her paintings fill the front of Arches Gallery, including these that took People’s Choice awards. “Illuminated ‘Scapes” is on display until Friday, Aug. 3. In conjunction …

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