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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.
Reptiles with Bobby G’s Pets
Meet some favorite reptiles! For kids of all ages. Friday, July 29, 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. | Manassas Park Community Center Banquet Hall, 99 Adams Street, Manassas Park
Silver Tones Swing Band
This concert is free and open to the public. Join the 18-piece Silver Tones Swing Band as they return for an evening under the stars! Guests are encouraged to bring their dinner and chairs/blankets and dine on the lawn or in the covered pavilion. Some chairs and tables will be provided. The band, the Silver Belles vocal trio, and guest vocalist Aaron Talley will be performing three full sets of great swing music, and there will be plenty of space for dancing! Saturday, July 30, 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. | Harris Pavilion, 9201 Center Street, Manassas
Explore the flora and fauna of the city’s historic sites with a different expert each month throughout the season! Connect with nature while learning about the rich history of Manassas. This month, join Virginia Master Naturalist Valerie Huelsman at Cannon Branch Fort and learn about this historic site while discovering the different species of plants and animals that call it home. $10 Adults, ($5 children under 16)
Learn more and register at cityofmanassas.recdesk.com Sunday, July 31, 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. | Cannon Branch Fort, 10611 Gateway Drive, Manassas
First Friday – “Dog Days of Summer”
August First Friday is all about the dog days of summer. There will be paddling pools, an agility course, pet specific vendors. It’s all about your dog. Streets will be closed, so come out with your dog — after all, it’s their day! Friday, Aug. 5, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. | Historic Downtown Manassas
Interested in selling your stuff? Come to Pat White Center and they will provide you with a spot and a locally advertised event. Used household items only. Saturday, Aug. 6, 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon | Pat White Center at Ben Lomond, 10501 Copeland Drive, Manassas
Longest Drive Competition
“Love to Swing” Dance Night
Boogie-woogie on the way to Swing Dance Night at the ARTfactory. Joe Manning will teach a 30-minute lesson beginning at 7:30 p.m. where the focus will be on East Coast Swing Dance moves like the Jitterbug and the Lindy Hop. Saturday, Aug. 6, 7:00 to 10:30 p.m. | ARTfactory, 9419 Battle Street, Manassas
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.