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By Prince William Living
Brought to you by the Prince William Chamber of Commerce, the strongest voice for the business community in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan region. Finding people to meet and business networking events is always important. And Prince William Living is all about community, making connections and supporting quality of life. Here are just a few upcoming events where you can get connected!
Coffee with a Cop
PWC Police Department is hosting Coffee with a Cop at the Target in Gainesville. Get to know your local Police Officers, ask questions, tell them about your neighborhood, or share a concern. The coffee is free, and the conversation is informal. Wednesday, Dec. 6, 9 to 11 a.m. | Target, 13301 Gateway Center Drive, Gainesville
Coping with Grief During the Holidays
A free workshop in a supportive atmosphere which will help you prepare for the holidays after the death of a loved one. Facilitated by Capital Caring Health. Includes a group discussion and a closing remembrance ceremony. Thursday, Dec. 7, 3 to 4 p.m. | Potomac Place, 2133 Montgomery Avenue, Woodbridge
Women’s Wedding Network
Last Chance to Network Before 2024 and Also Presenting The Winners of the Weddys! The New Year is just around the corner, not to mention all the holidays left in this season. Let’s do one last get-together, in person, to do some networking and catch up with others in the wedding industry. This will be a networking event, so be sure to bring business cards, door prizes and anything else you need! Masks are optional. Buy your tickets now! Seating is limited. Please let us know if you have any dietary considerations. If you have questions, please email email@example.com. Wednesday, Dec. 13, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. | Fairfax Marriott at Fair Oaks, 11787 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway, Fairfax
PWCS Career Fair
The PWCS Career and Technical Education Department hosts career fairs that are open to all middle school, high school, and adult education students and their families. At the career fairs, attendees will have the opportunity to explore career pathways they might not have considered and leave with knowledge, tools, and meaningful connections to help with their career planning beyond graduation. Wednesday, Dec. 13, 5 to 7 p.m. | Patriot High School, 10504 Kettle Run Road, Nokesville
“Silent No More” Presentation
Families, students, and community members are invited to a dynamic drug awareness program, “Silent No More.” This presentation, developed by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia in partnership with the Drug Enforcement Agency, tackles the invisible dangers of opioids and evolving drug trends while unveiling the harsh realities faced by communities across Virginia and the United States. Through powerful narratives and real-life stories, the aim is to inform and empower, fostering a commitment to drug-free environments. This impactful event is open to all, and registration is not required. Wednesday, Dec. 13, 6 to 8 p.m. | Unity Reed High School Auditorium, 8820 Rixlew Lane, Manassas
Woodbridge Parkinson’s Friends Group
This group is designed to connect those living with Parkinson’s and their families with others on the same journey. Facilitated by Inova Parkinson’s and Movement Disorder Center. Hosted by Potomac Place with support from Synergy HomeCare of Lake Ridge. RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org. Wednesday, Dec. 20, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. | Potomac Place, 2133 Montgomery Avenue, Woodbridge
Coping with Grief and Serious Illness
Some of the advice Sentara offers to those grieving is applicable to those facing challenging medical situations. Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center’s Cancer Support Network is offering a Facebook Live chat, “Coping with Loss & Change During the Holidays.” Visit the SNVMC Facebook page and find information on this live chat under the Events tab. Wednesday, Dec. 20, 12 p.m. | Facebook Live event.
More Networking Opportunities
Want more great networking opportunities in the Prince William and Manassas areas?
- Team WIN (Women Inspired Networking) is holding regular meetings.
- Haymarket Gainesville Business Association (HGBA) offers a variety of events and collaborates with local Chambers.
- Check the website for the Northern Virginia Black Chamber of Commerce for events they are offering.
- One Million Cups meets in person on Wednesdays at 9 a.m. at Centerfuse, 9071 Center Street, Manassas
- Nokesville Business Association meets the second Thursday of the month at 9:30 a.m. at Vita Nova Creatives, 13051 Fitzwater Drive, Nokesville.
- Visit the website for Prince William Professional Networkers (PWPN) for their events.
- And for writers and lovers of the literary word, there’s Write by the Rails (WbtR), offering events in person and online.
These events are current as of the time we receive the information, and we make every attempt to be accurate. Be sure to 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. Do you know of another great online community event our readership should know about? Click here to request we include it on our events calendar. Sign up here to get this column in your email.