By Prince William Living
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It’s Wednesday and we’re Over the Hump! Here are a few things to look forward to this weekend:
The 69th Annual Prince William County Fair closes on Saturday night. But it’s open every day this week! See pwcfair.com for admission prices and daily schedules. Runs through Saturday, Aug. 18. | Prince William County Fairgrounds, 10624 Dumfries Road, Manassas
Potomac Mills Mall is welcoming a new show from Cirque Italia, the first traveling water circus. Tickets start at $10.00-$50.00 depending on availability and are available online at cirqueitalia.com. Thursday, Aug. 16 and Friday, Aug. 17, 7:30 p. m,. Saturday, Aug. 18 and Sunday, Aug. 19, 1:30, 4:30 and 7:30 p. m. | Potomac Mills Mall (parking lot near Marshall’s), 2700 Potomac Mills Circle, Woodbridge
Here’s something different… the Paranormal Investigation and Overnight at Ben Lomond. Ben Lomond Historic Site is partnering with East Coast Research and Investigation of the Paranormal (ECRIP) to investigate Ben Lomond. Attend a seminar to learn the techniques, and then work alongside members of ECRIP at the site. Afterwards, settle in to spend the night at the Civil War hospital. Light breakfast refreshments included. Reservations are required in advance; space is limited. 703-367-7872. $75.00. Friday, Aug. 17, 7:00 p. m. – Saturday, Aug. 18, 7:00 a. m. | Ben Lomond Historic Site, 10321 Sudley Manor Drive, Manassas
The Prince William County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta (PWCAC-DST) Sorority, Incorporated will host their Sixth Annual Crab Feast Fundraiser this weekend. The price is $75 and includes all you can eat crabs and a bountiful buffet with fried flounder, baked chicken and fried chicken, corn-on-the-cob, Red Bliss potatoes, baked beans, Cole slaw, green salad, dinner rolls and corn bread. All proceeds from this event will go to the Chapter’s scholarship and public service fund. Tickets are available online: pwcacdst.org. (Double click on the crab feast icon.) Saturday, Aug. 18, 3:00-7:00 p. m. | VFW Post #1503, 14631 Minnieville Road, Woodbridge
End your summer vacation “bright” as you Glow in the Park After Dark at the Manassas Park Community Center. Join them for glow in the dark activities and games such as glow-in-the-dark bowling, glow-in-the-dark tic-tac-toe, and more! The perfect way to end your summer with your family. Saturday, Aug. 18, 8:00-9:15 p. m. | Manassas Park Community Center, 99 Adams Street, Manassas Park
Brew Republic Bierwerks has something on tap for everyone on Sunday! There’s Sunday Funday, for Sunday comfort food, pro sports on the TVs, board games, hot and BBQ chicken wings, $5 mimosas, and of course, beer! Bring your family – kids eat free every Sunday. And this month, there are special back-to-school events for the kids. Sunday, Aug. 19, starting at 12:00 noon | Brew Republic Bierwerks, 15201 Potomac Town Place, Woodbridge
History in Your Hands is a program for National Museum of the Marine Corps visitors of all ages who are blind or have low vision. History in Your Hands is an opportunity to interact with the collections through tactile exploration of selected objects, and through verbal description, tactile graphics, and other materials for artifacts that cannot be touched. Sunday, Aug. 19, 1:00-3:00 p. m. | National Museum of the Marine Corps, 18900 Jefferson Davis Highway, Triangle
Don’t forget the Farmers Markets in Historic Downtown Manassas and at Potomac Mills Mall! These run every Saturday through October.
Manassas – Prince William Lot, across from the new Baldwin Elementary (1978 Eagle Way). 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p. m.
Potomac Mills Mall – In the parking lot near Matchbox – 9:00 a. m. – 1:00 p. m.
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.