Over the Hump: Area Weekend Events

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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.

Occoquan ChocolateFest 2022

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 6th annual Valentine’s Day Beer & Donut Pairing! Bring a date, or not, either way, you’ll be paired up with something sweet! Duck Donuts is supplying the donuts and Brew Republic’s brewers have worked tirelessly to pair them with the beer. You’ll get a flight of six beers and a flight of six mini donuts for $20.22 ($25.99 day of); additional flights are available too. Indulge your sweet tooth. A flight of beer paired with a flight of donuts. Saturday, Feb. 12, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. | Brew Republic Bierwerks, 15201 Potomac Town Place, Woodbridge

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

The Prince William County Police Department is again supporting Special Olympics Virginia by hosting the Prince William Polar Plunge. If you are brave enough to weather the elements, you can actually join team “PWCPD” and take a plunge into the water. For more info, click here.  Saturday, Feb. 19, 11:00 a.m. | Leesylvania State Park, 2001 Daniel K. Ludwig Drive, Woodbridge

McCall Studio Valentines Event

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

Ballet Hispánico

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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Want to know what else is going on this weekend? Visit our Events Calendar. Have events of your own to submit? Email calendar@princewilliamliving.com.

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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