By Prince William Living
We’re over the hump! We’re here twice a month to let you know what’s going on in the area each weekend. Here are just a few of the events happening locally over the coming weekends.
The annual chocolate event is back on Saturday, Feb. 12, and Sunday, Feb. 13, 2022. This popular event hosts a weekend of tastings, workshops, and other valentine events. Plus, enter for your chance to win a chocolate box stuffed with sweets and treats from around Occoquan. For more information and the schedule, see visitoccoquanva.com/chocolatefest. Saturday, Feb. 12 and Sunday, Feb. 13 | Mill Street, Historic Occoquan
African Folklore Children’s Day
Learn more about the types, themes, and characters present in African American folklore! Listen to folktales and discuss how they impacted the community. Children’s Day at the Museum Sponsored by Colonial Downs Group is a free program offered every third Saturday throughout the year focusing on different themes each month. This program is scheduled one week early so that everyone can attend the Town of Dumfries Black History Month Celebration! Saturday, Feb. 12, 10:30 a.m. | Weems-Botts Museum, 3944 Cameron Street, Dumfries
Valentine’s Day Beer and Donut Pairing
The Big Game Watch Party at Mehfil Restaurant
A Super Bowl party with drinks, food, parking and fun. Sunday, Feb. 13, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. | Mehfil Restaurant, 10820 Balls Ford Road, Manassas
Tastes of Home: Black Foodways and American Culture
Many Southern dishes have their roots in west and central African culture that enslaved workers brought to America. Participants will be able to prepare and taste African and Southern dishes in the historic slave quarter at Ben Lomond. Advanced registration required: 703-367-7872. Saturday, Feb. 19, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. | Ben Lomond Historic Site, 10321 Sudley Manor Drive, Manassas
Polar Plunge 2022
Let’s Celebrate LOVE of the Arts! Exhibits, including #FebArtShow2022 “Original Paintings!” Live music – Keyboards, S. Thompson and complimentary 2022 Valentine refreshments and hors d’oeuvres! Guest Speaker: Poet and author Kathy Smaltz! PRIZES! RSVP today, VIP tickets are limited! Saturday, Feb. 19, 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. | McCall Studio Gallery, 9409 Battle Street, Manassas
Founded 50 years ago by National Medal of Arts recipient Tina Ramírez, Ballet Hispánico is a renowned Latinx dance organization and was recently recognized by the Ford Foundation as one of America’s Cultural Treasures. Saturday, Feb. 19, 8:00 p.m. | Hylton Performing Arts Center, 10960 George Maso Circle, Manassas
Valentine Sunday Dance
Couples – Come celebrate with your Valentine at a special Sunday Dance session led by instructor Cookie Bell! Arrive at 3:30 p.m. for an optional lesson in the romantic Waltz, followed by an open dance session from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Beginners and advanced dancers are welcome. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. See details HERE. Questions? Call 703-330-2787. Sunday, Feb. 20, 3:30 to 6:00 p.m. | ARTfactory, 9419 Battle Street, Manassas
Presidents Day Skate
Looking for something fun for the kids to do? Admission includes four free tokens for arcade play! Monday, Feb. 21, 12:00 to 6:00 p.m. | Skate N Fun Zone, 7878 Sudley Road, 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.