Don’t Miss Out: Area Weekend Events

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By Prince William Living

It’s Wednesday and – we’ve got a new name! We’ll still be here twice a month on Wednesdays to bring you news of events in the Greater Prince William area. Don’t Miss Out!

Ghost Walks: Return to the Shadows

Historic Dumfries Virginia, Inc. presents the Return to the Shadows Ghost Tour, featuring an outside walking tour of the Dumfries historic area at night, including Dumfries Cemetery and the Weems-Botts Museum grounds (not inside the house); the lore that made the Weems-Botts Museum famous with new happenings and a new entity documented by our paranormal investigator; and a chance to investigate Merchant Park after the tour as you decide whether the stories are true. Tickets: 703-221-2218. Fridays, Sept. 30 and Oct. 7, 7:00 and 9:00 p.m.; Saturdays, Oct. 1 and 8, 7:00 and 9:00 p.m. | Weems-Botts Museum, 3944 Cameron Street, Dumfries

39th Annual Manassas Fall Jubilee

Enjoy this annual street festival offering music, food, vendors and more! Saturday, Oct. 1, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. | Historic Downtown Manassas *** Postponed to Saturday, Oct. 8 ***

Historic Cemeteries of Brentsville Walking Tour

In the nearly 200-year history of the community of Brentsville, many cemeteries have sprung up in the area.  Some of these burial grounds are now lost to history; others are still marked today.  Kick off the Halloween season with a special walking tour of historic Brentsville, exploring some of the area’s little-known cemeteries. Saturday, Oct. 1, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. | Brentsville Courthouse Historic Centre, 12229 Bristow Road, Bristow

Paint Night at Hope & Serenity Farm Sanctuary

Attend a fun and relaxing Paint Night fundraiser at the Hope & Serenity Farm Sanctuary. The class will be led by Donna Merchant, owner and art instructor at Pencils and Paints. Before the class begins, guests may stroll the sanctuary and see resident rescued animals. Paint medium will be acrylic. All painting materials will be furnished. Register here. Saturday, Oct. 1, 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. | Hope & Serenity Farm Sanctuary, 10445 Manley Road, Nokesville

9th Annual Autumn Remembrance Day Arts Festival

Bring your own picnic and enjoy art, live music, song and dance at the Sweet Virginia Bee Farm. Helping Hearts Dance performs outdoors at a picturesque location situated on 1,000-acre lake with a Civil War-era farmhouse and barn. This family-friendly event also showcases the East of the River Steelband, Paul Carr’s Jazz Academy Ensemble, and en plein air artists.  Sunday, Oct. 2, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. | Sweet Virginia Bee Farm, 14610 Glenkirk Road, Nokesville

First Friday: Scare Away Cancer

Wear pink to spread awareness and support for breast cancer survivors. Visit the shops and restaurants in Historic Downtown Manassas! Be sure to stop in at McCall Studio Gallery for refreshments, music and art. Friday, Oct. 7, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. | Historic Downtown Manassas

IWALK for ACTS @ Stonebridge

The day starts with the runners/walkers taking part in a 5K race and ends with a family festival with games, music, and activities for the whole family. Thanks to the generosity of the community at last year’s event, more than $90,000 was raised in support of ACTS programs. Start near Alamo Drafthouse. Saturday, Oct. 8, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. | Stonebridge at Potomac Town Center, 15201 Potomac Town Place, Woodbridge

Community Shredding Event

Clean up your paper clutter and protect your personal information by attending the document shredding event in the Potomac Place parking lot. Team members will be available to assist you with any heavy boxes. The event is free and open to the public! Professional shredding by PRO SHRED Security. Saturday, Oct. 8, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon | Potomac Place, 2133 Montgomery Avenue, Woodbridge

Manassas Park Fire Rescue’s Open House

During Fire Prevention Week, visit the Manassas Park Fire Rescue Open House for live fire demonstrations, visit local firefighters and fire medics, watch CPR demonstrations, hands-on kids’ safety activities, free giveaways, and more! Saturday, Oct. 8, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. | Manassas Park Fire Rescue, 9080 Manassas Drive, Manassas Park

“Broadway in Manassas” Fall Concert

The Manassas Chorale presents “Broadway in Manassas” Fall Concert. All your favorite Broadway hits from yesterday and today presented by the Chorale and top area high school choirs! Tickets: Saturday, Oct. 8, 7:30 p.m. | Hylton Performing Arts Center, 10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas

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These events are current as of the time we receive the information. While we make every attempt to be accurate, please check with the event sponsor or hosting organization prior to attending any event. Prince William Living is not responsible for event schedule changes or group policies.

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