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Sensory Mural Project at Buckland Mills Elementary School

Buckland Mills Elementary School sensory mosaic mural

Provided by Prince William County Schools (PWCS) Capping off a month of work, Caroline Dart and her students recently unveiled a mosaic sensory mural at Buckland Mills Elementary. Dart, an occupational therapist resource teacher who also serves students at Gainesville Middle, and Mullen and Tyler Elementary schools, was introduced to the art of mosaic as a graduate student. Her personal hobby …

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Artists’ Undertaking Gallery: Summer Nights

The Artists’ Undertaking Gallery in Historic Occoquan presents “Summer Nights,” an exhibit featuring Painting and Mixed Media Fiber by Lauren Jacobs of Dumfries and Mosaics by Diann Root of Alexandria.  A Meet the Artists Reception will be held on Saturday, July 7 from 1:00 to 4:00 p. m. The exhibit runs July 3 through August 6.  The gallery is open …

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Visual Expressions: A Timeless Perspective Opens June 13

Visual Expressions: A Timeless Perspective is a mixed media exhibit featuring eleven local artists and will be on exhibit June 13 – July 13 at the Caton Merchant Family Gallery at the Center for the Arts in Manassas. Visual Expressions is an “over 55” community art group that originated in Prince William County. It was established in 2014 to promote …

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Heroes’ Voices National Poetry Contest Reading

On June 13 at 7:30 p. m., the Hylton Performing Arts Center hosts the Heroes’ Voices National Poetry Contest Reading, an evening of live music and poetry that explores many perspectives on war, peace, and military service. The performance culminates the Heroes’ Voices National Veterans Poetry Contest, which is a cooperative venture between Heroes’ Voices in San Francisco, and George …

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Hope Drama Camp Presents “Seussical the Musical”

Rehearse and perform an entire Broadway musical in just one week! Open for all performers ages 15-21. Auditions Saturday, July 14 – 10:00 a. m. Sunday, July 15 – 2:00 p. m. Location Hope Theater | 4173 Bludau Drive, Warrenton Rehearsals Monday-Friday, July 23-27 – 8:30 a. m. to 4:30 p. m. Performances Friday, July 27 – 7:00 p. m. Saturday, July …

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Students from Patriot and Potomac Excel in Cooking Competition

Culinary students from Patriot and Potomac High Schools faced off against 600 students from 55 schools across the country in the seventh annual “Cook Around the World” competition, bringing home awards and memories to last a lifetime. Potomac High School students represented Europe and took home second place in the Entrée division for their delicious chicken carbonara. Patriot students placed …

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Female Sleuths: Meet Three Local Mystery Writers

By Kim Howard, CAE Have you wondered how a person decides to write a book? Do avid readers make the best writers? What about someone whose parents ran a small-town newspaper? Meet mystery writers Linda Ensign and Genilee Swope Parente, respectively. “I’ve been an avid reader for as long as I can remember. When I graduated from the children’s library to the adult library, it …

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Summer Performances at the Hylton Center

The Hylton Center has announced its Summer Performances for Young Audiences. These engaging musicians, actors, and well-rounded will perform on the Merchant Hall stage. Information and tickets are available at HyltonCenter.org. Brass 5: Why Music Tuesday, June 19, 11:00 a. m. Music is everywhere – at the store, behind the TV ads, even in the elevator! Come learn how music came to be …

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Nominations for Prince William County Poet Laureate

The Prince William County Arts Council is accepting nominations for the Prince William County Poet Laureate for 2018-2020. Resident poets of the Greater Prince William area, which includes Prince William County, Manassas, and Manassas Park, are eligible to be nominated. We are looking for poets who have contributed to the local poetry scene, written poetry of merit, and who advocate …

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Fauquier Community Theatre’s Into the Woods, Jr. Opens June 8

For nearly forty years, Fauquier Community Theatre (FCT) has presented stories to delight local audiences on the Vint Hill Theatre stage with professional ambition and enthusiastic enjoyment. This June, FCT’s youngest actors will present Into the Woods, Jr. in seven performances across two weekends. Directed by lifelong Fauquier county resident and educator Cathy Davis, and produced by Saralyn Aylor, Into the …

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