By Prince William Living
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It’s Wednesday and we’re Over the Hump! That means we’re looking forward to weekend events in Prince William and Manassas.
Prince William Events
Mer-Magic Con is the Nation’s Capital Mermaid Convention. Programming includes content for every level of mermaid enthusiast, from kids, to the curious, to the seasoned professional. Specialty speakers include celebrity mermaids, marine scientists, scuba experts, free-diving champions, filmmakers, photographers, authors, artists and business coaches.For a full programming schedule and tickets, visit mer-magiccon.com. Friday, Feb. 22-Sunday, Feb. 24, 12:00-5:00 p. m. | Freedom Aquatic & Fitness Center, 9100 Freedom Center Blvd., Manassas
Heroes Among Us highlights resources available for Veterans and Active Duty Service Members and their family members. Visitors will have the opportunity to meet with representatives from federal, state and nonprofit organizations. There will be informative talks, a free yoga class, service dog demonstrations and “behind-the-scenes” tours of the Museum’s future galleries. Saturday, Feb. 23, 9:00 a. m.-4:00 p. m. | National Museum of the Marine Corps, 18900 Jefferson Davis Highway, Triangle
Head to Historic Occoquan on Saturday evening for a candle-making workshop. Learn how to craft your own candles with soy wax, essential oils & fragrance oils, wicks. You will also learn how to choose and create your very own candles from our wide range of essential oil blends and fragrance oils. Saturday, Feb. 23, 6:30-8:30 p. m. | Gift & Gather, 307 Mill Street, Occoquan
Visit either (or both) of these Woodbridge churches for good food on Sunday afternoon. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church is holding a chili cookoff. Sunday, Feb. 24, 12:15-2:00 p. m. | Good Shepherd Woodbridge, 15695 Blackburn Road, Woodbridge Or maybe you’d prefer soul food – visit Cokesbury United Methodist Church as they raise money to “cool Cokesbury.” Sunday, Feb. 24, 12:30-2:00 p. m. | Cokesbury United Methodist Church, 14806 Blackburn Road, Woodbridge
Come on out to Manassas Olive Oil Company for Paint & Taste and create your own Snowy Owl Painting! Cost is $30 per person, which includes step by step instruction, all paint supplies and canvas, and some light snacks to taste with our oils & vinegars. Email [email protected] or call (703)-543-9206. Friday, Feb. 22, 6:30-8:30 p. m. | Manassas Olive Oil Company, 9406 Grant Avenue, Manassas
Spend an unforgettable evening of harmonizing vocals, guitar, and humorous stories with Grammy Award-winning American Folk legend Loudon Wainwright III and acclaimed singer-songwriters Suzzy Roche and Lucy Wainwright Roche in the Hylton Center EXTRA!performance, All In A Family. Tickets: hyltoncenter.org. Sunday, Feb. 24, 4:00-6:00 p. m. | Hylton Performing Arts Center, 10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas
The Harris Pavilion, in the center of Historic Downtown Manassas, transforms every winter into a beautiful ice rink perfect for family and friends outings. Featuring premium lighting and music to skate by, the rink is just a one-minute walk from the Manassas Train Depot and the VRE parking garage. Fridays 3:00-10:00 p. m.; Saturdays 12:00-10:00 p. m.; Sundays 12:00-5:00 p. m.- weather permitting | Harris Pavilion, 9201 Center Street, Manassas
Winter Farmers Markets
The Manassas Farmers Market is still going through the winter. Look for craft vendors, a coffee vendor, Rainbow Acres Farm (eggs and meat), 7 Acres Farm, Great Harvest Bread, Redfox creations, Tanas Kitchen, Happy Family Ranch, and more. It will be smaller than the prime market but just as good. SNAP still accepted. Saturdays through March 16, 8:00 a. m. – 1:00 p. m. | 9024 Prince William Street, Manassas
The Dale City Farmers Market has nearly 50 vendors and is one of the largest farmers markets in the region. The market is a producer-only market, meaning all products must be grown or made by the seller. They do not accept “resales” or craft items. Sundays through March, 10:00 a. m. – 1:00 p. m. | VDOT Commuter Lot (off Dale Boulevard), 14090 Gemini Way, Dale City
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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.