Over the Hump: Weekend Events in Prince William, Manassas, and Manassas Park

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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

Paint the Night Away in Occoquan in Friday. A teacher-led painting class with a Mardi Gras theme! Come paint with us as we offer snacks and beverages, and Mardi Gras props. Our New Orleans sunglass line will be on display with KREWE, trunk show! Reservations required: 703-310-6644 or [email protected]. Friday, March 8, 6:00-8:00 p. m. | Occoquan Optical, 125 Mill Street, Suite 12, Occoquan

Troop 964’s 21st Annual Train Show is this weekend. Model railroad enthusiasts, Scouts, and families alike! Huge showing of model trains of all gauges, filling up nearly the entire main floor of Saunders Middle School. Complete LEGO train sets, as well. Railroading Merit Badges offered. Saturday, March 9 and Sunday, March 10, 8:00 a. m. – 5:00 p. m. | Saunders Middle School, 13557 Spriggs Road, Manassas

Have you ever needed to write a short bio but didn’t know where to start? Or maybe you started, but you weren’t sure you were hitting the mark with the right details and tone. Join Write by the Rails (#WbtR) for our March Writer Enrichment event. Enjoy a presentation, time to draft a new bio and a critique session. Beef up your marketing with a great bio. For more information, email [email protected] or visit WbtR.org. Saturday, March 9, 10:00-11:30 a. m. | McCoart Government Center, 1 County Complex Court, Woodbridge

Warhorse and U.S. Marine Sgt Reckless made a name for herself in March 1953 during the Korean War. Come to National Museum of the Marine Corps to listen to stories about her exploits on and off the battlefield. See her monument in Semper Fidelis Memorial Park and make a Sgt Reckless craft to take home. Saturday, March 9, 12:00-3:00 p. m. | National Museum of the Marine Corps, 18900 Jefferson Davis Highway, Triangle

Manassas Events

Manassas Ballet Theatre (MBT) starts 2019 with “A Fantasque Evening.” The original choreography in Act I is always a highlight of our season. Act II is La Boutique Fantasque (The Magic Toyshop), the story of a world-famous French toymaker who welcomes customers from around the globe to his enchanted shop of dancing dolls, who have a love story of their own. The Manassas Ballet Theatre Orchestra accompanies the program. Tickets: hyltoncenter.org. Friday, March 8 and Saturday, March 9, 7:30 p. m.; Sunday, March 10, 3:00 p. m. |Hylton Performing Arts Center, 10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas

The 20th annual Greater Manassas St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be held on Saturday. The popular event will begin at 11 a. m. The forecast is calling for partly sunny skies and temperatures around 50 degrees. Saturday, March 9, 11:00 a. m. | Historic Downtown Manassas

Head to Center for the Arts for a Sunday Ballroom Dance. Arrive at 3:30 p. m. for a lesson in CHA CHA, followed by an open dance session from 4:00-6:00 p. m. Cost is $15.00 per person for lesson and dance session, $10.00 for dance session only. Pay at the door. Sunday, March 10, 3:30-6:00 p. m. | Center for the Arts, 9419 Battle Street, Manassas

Manassas Park Events

(Ages 6-11) Join us for a fun evening in the pool! We will have crafts, games, and an underwater treasure hunt! Pre-registration is required. $5/child
For more information visit mpdpr.com/poolhunt2019. Friday, March 8, 7:00-8:30 p. m. | Manassas Park Community Center, 99 Adams Street, Manassas Park

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

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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