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.

Empower Me: Historic Women Authors

Historic Dumfries Virginia announces “The Weems-Botts Bibliophiles.” The Executive Director will host this virtual presentation discussing provocative short stories written by women in the 19th century! Thrill in fascinating and chilling tales as women authors challenged sexism through ghost stories and other dramas. Participants will receive the links to the short stories and Stash’s Spice Dragon Fire Chai in the mail.  Tickets are available on Eventbrite and through HDVI’s website. Saturday, March 26, 10:00 a.m. | Zoom

Quilt Auction and Sale

Haymarket Chapter of Quilters Unlimited is holding their Quilt Auction and Quilter’s Sale. This event is not to be missed! Free admission! The tables will be overflowing with buy-it-now fabric! Saturday, March 26, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. | Alvey Elementary School, 5300 Waverly Farm Drive, Haymarket

Snow White

Back by popular demand, Rafik Hegab’s original version of Snow White first enchanted audiences in 2017, featuring delightful choreography, hilarious scenes with the seven dwarves, whimsical sets and costumes, and a fantastic musical score with instantly recognizable music based on the Disney movie. Tickets: hyltoncenter.org. Saturday, March 26, 2:00 and 6:30 p.m. | Hylton Performing Arts Center, 10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas

Manassas First Friday: Downtown Hopping

Guests will hop between the restaurants and bars of downtown. Participating restaurants and bars will be having special offers for all participants, so be sure to check back in to see what they are! Restaurants will also be hosting live music. This event is open container as permitted by ABC. The streets will not be closed for this event. Friday, April 1, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. | Historic Downtown Manassas

Marumsco Creek and Wetland Cleanup

Volunteers are needed to help remove trash from Marumsco Creek and wetland. This cleanup will focus specifically on the stream corridor and wetland. Parking and check-in will be at the Veterans Park parking (Little League ball fields). Volunteers will walk from there to the cleanup area. To register, visit pwtsc.org/event/trash-cleanup-of-marumsco-creek-and-wetland-at-veterans-park-april-2-2022/Saturday, April 2, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon | Veterans Memorial Park, 14300 Veterans Drive, Woodbridge

Scrambled Egg Hunts

Enjoy a unique spin on an egg hunt at Brentsville Courthouse Historic Centre. Peter Rabbit created trouble by taking all the candy and toys in the eggs and replacing them with puzzle pieces. He won’t give back the goods unless the puzzle is solved! Can you find the eggs he hid to get all the pieces and solve the puzzle? Egg hunt areas are divided by family groups of six or less, with a time limit of 30 minutes for each egg hunt. Once your puzzle is completed, turn it in to receive a gift basket for the family to take home filled with treats, prizes, and more. For accessibility questions or accommodations please contact the ADA Coordinator at 703-792-8066. Saturday, April 2, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. | Brentsville Courthouse Historic Centre, 12229 Bristow Road, Bristow

Tunnel to Towers 5K Walk/Run Prince William

Follow in the footsteps of 9/11 hero and New York City firefighter Stephen Siller, to ensure that we never forget and that we honor the sacrifices of our nation’s first responders and military heroes. To register, visit T2T.org. Sunday, April 3, 7:30 a.m. | Pfitzner Stadium, 7 County Complex Court, Woodbridge

Flashlight Egg Hunt

Bring a flashlight and get ready to find eggs hidden around the park! There may be special surprises hidden in a few special eggs. Participants must bring their own basket from home. Pre-registration is required (k.collier@manassasparkva.gov). Masks are encouraged. Friday, April 8, 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. | Manassas Park Community Center, 99 Adams Street, Manassas Park

Easter Egg Hunts

Bring your family and friends to the Community Center for some springtime hun searching for Easter eggs! Don’t forget to bring your camera to take photos with the Easter Bunny! Participants must bring their own basket. Pre-registration is required (k.collier@manassasparkva.gov). Masks are encouraged. Saturday, April 9, 10:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. | Manassas Park Community Center, 99 Adams Street, Manassas Park

Rippon Lodge Easter Egg Trail

The Easter Bunny has created a fun activity trail at Rippon Lodge. Look for hidden objects, do physical tasks, tell a joke, and more as you walk to receive your eggs. Family members may join in the fun! Bring your own basket. Timed walks for age groups; family units no larger than five allowed at one time. Walking along uneven ground, grass, and gravel surfaces. Advance registration: pwcparks.org/historicprograms. Saturday, April 9, 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. | RIppon Lodge Historic Site, 15520 Blackburn Road, Woodbridge

Monster Truck Show

Monster Truck Show at PWC Fairgrounds! Preshow at 4:00 p.m.; show at 6:00 p.m. Saturday, April 9 and Sunday, April 10, 4:00 p.m. | Prince William County Fairgrounds, 10624 Dumfries Road, Manassas

Bluebell Festival 

Celebrate nature with a visit to one of the largest patches of Virginia Bluebells in the area. Merrimac Farm is a protected farm located on 302 acres in Nokesville. Sunday, April 10, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. | Merrimac Farm Wildlife Management Area, 15020 Deepwood Lane, Nokesville

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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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