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 Manassas and Prince William.
The Joyful Noise Singers presents a Ham, Oyster, & Shrimp Dinner plus a concert on Friday evening. Dinner is served from 6:00 – 7:15 p. m. and the concert, featuring Christian guitarist Mark Kroos, will begin at 7:30 p. m. Tickets for dinner are $18/adult and $6/children under 10. A love offering will be taken to support Mark Kroos’s tour ministry and our JNS Summer tour. Call St. Thomas United Methodist Church for reservations – 703-368-5161. Friday, March 22, 6:00-9:30 p. m. | St. Thomas United Methodist Church, 8899 Sudley Road, Manassas
Join the Hylton Center for a great party for a great cause! Just as the 9th Anniversary Gala winds down, the After Party begins! Don’t miss the best party in the area – and all in support of the arts! You’ll enjoy craft cocktails by MurLarkey distillery, late night snacks and sweet desserts, and dancing with one of DC’s premier bands. You won’t want to miss the area’s best party of the year – find out more and join us by purchasing your tickets at the Hylton Center box office or online. Friday, March 22, 8:30-11:30 p. m. | Hylton Performing Arts Center, 10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas
The artists’ reception for the Nova Plein Air Artists (NPAA) will be held on Saturday evening. Founded in 2016, the NPAA was initiated due to a shared desire to explore the idea of painting outdoors. Plein air locations are chosen for their diversity, varying from state and county parks to rustic farms, vineyards, and urban settings within the Northern Virginia area. The Fifty Shades of Green exhibit showcases artwork from 11 very active local artists. Saturday, March 23, 6:00-8:00 p. m. | Center for the Arts at the Candy Factory, 9419 Battle Street, Manassas
Join the Manassas Chorale and the Voices United Workshop Choir for their “Silver Voices: Voices United” concert. Under the direction of guest conductor Dr. Rollo Dilworth, they’ll raise your spirits with a selection of sacred music. Tickets: hyltoncenter.org. Saturday, March 23, 7:30 p. m. | Hylton Performing Arts Center, 10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas
Prince William Events
Want to run the MCM? All finishers in the Marine Corps 17.75K earn a guaranteed entry into the MCM. The 17.75K distance reflects the year the USMC was founded. The Marine Corps 17.75K course in scenic Prince William Forest Park features an 11.03-mile run over rolling hills and winding turns in a densely wooded backdrop. Saturday, March 23, starts at 7:00 a. m. | Prince William Forest Park, 18100 Park Headquarters Road, Triangle
The Haymarket Gainesville Business Association (HGBA) is hosting it first Marketplace Expo on Sunday afternoon. Local businesses and not-for-profits will come together to showcase their products and services, while families can enjoy entertainers, music, a magician, a photo booth, and win door prizes. Food and drink can be ordered as well at Eclipse Restaurant, Bar & Billiards. Admission is free and open to the public. To RSVP, please visit hgba.biz. Sunday, March 24, 1:00-4:00 p. m. | Eclipse Restaurant Bar & Billiards, 5615 Wellington Road, Suite 101, Gainesville
Linton Hall School is holding an open house on Sunday afternoon. Find out how a Linton Hall School education will provide your child with the gifts of faith, knowledge, leadership, and confidence. Linton Hall School is a ministry of the Benedictine Sisters of Virginia in Bristow. All faiths are welcome. Sunday, March 24, 1:00-2:30 p. m. | Linton Hall School, 9535 Linton Hall Road, Bristow
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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.