Contributing Writer: Theresa Coates Ellis, CCN Sponsor —
Get ready — Spring is here — with activities, events and things to do galore! We were lucky to have a mild winter but the warmer weather is always welcome. The big highlight of the month is Easter with celebrations, reflection and break time. Get your calendar ready and start planning your April!
Students! Time to visit your Career Service Dept. or Guidance Counselor to apply to all of the scholarships that are waiting for you! Now is the time to be considered for a reward for all the academic work, sport achievements and extra-curricular activity that you can list on your resume. Deadlines are usually in April — don’t wait!
Bargains Galore: Flea Markets
April 8 & April 22
The Corner of Hoadly Road and Why 234
Sponsored by the Lake Jackson Lions Club
The Lake Jackson Lions Club will be hosting its 18th annual flea market season starting in April. It is held the second and fourth Saturdays, April thru October, at LIONS PARK, on 234 south of Manassas at the intersection with Hoadly Road. We have space for 30 vendors, fee is $20 per space.
Read more: http://www.city-data.com/forum/northern-virginia/1503339-lions-club-flea-market-manassas-dumfries.html#ixzz4cv5ApJvT
Eggstravaganza at Ben Lomond Historic Site
Saturday, April 8th 11:00am-4:00pm
Ben Lomond Historic Site – 10321 Sudley Manor Drive, Manassas, VA 20109
$5 per person, children ages 2 and under are free
Ben Lomond Historic Site and Pat White Center at Ben Lomond are coming together for a special Eggstravagazna, but we have lost our eggs and are asking for your help to find them! Egg Hunts will be at 11:30am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm and 2:30pm at the historic site and each hunt will be separated by age groups. Try your skills at a historic egg roll as well as enjoying fun kid friendly games and crafts at Pat White Center at Ben Lomond. Bring your own basket for egg collecting. Tours of the Civil War Hospital will be available. Purchase tickets at Pat White Center at Ben Lomond.
Farmer’s Market Opens!
Thursdays and Saturdays.
April 7, 6 – 9 p.m. – in Historic Downtown Manassas. http://www.visitmanassas.org
April 8 at 2 p.m. – Sneak Peek. http://www.visitmanassas.org
Hop Around Downtown
April 9-15 – Shop downtown and receive a free gift! http://www.visitmanassas.org
Pied Piper’s Production
April 29-30 – Beauty and the Beast. http://www.hyltoncenter.org
Manassas Runway 1 Mile, 5K and 10K
Sunday, April 9th
Manassas Regional Airport – 10600 Harry J. Parrish Blvd Manassas, VA 20110
Ever wanted to run on an Airport Runway? Well, now you have that chance! Come out for a great day of fun and running for the entire family with both a 10k and 5k run plus a 1 mile fun run. Vintage and modern aircraft on display. Drawings for airplane rides furnished by local flight schools. Proceeds of the event go to: Manassas City Police Foundation, Compassion Airlift, Bull Run Rotary Foundation.
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64th Annual Daffodil Show
Saturday, April 15 from 2:00pm-7:00pm & Sunday, April 16th 10:00am-2:00pm
American Legion Post 177 – 3939 Oak Street, Fairfax, VA 22030
The Washington Daffodil Society presents the 67th Annual Daffodil Show featuring different forms and colors of this popular spring flower. In addition to exhibits of daffodils, the show includes a design category and a multi-category photography contest, with photographs to feature daffodils.
Fundraising and Charity Events
Park West Lions Club reported they would be holding their $10,00,00 Super Raffle on April 15th at 8620 Sunnygate Dr, Manassas. Call Chester Smith at 703-392-0077 for tickets. Tickets are $100.00 each, two admissions per ticket. Payout $12.900.00. Free food and beverages, music after drawing. Social starts at 5 PM. Drawing at 7 PM.
Vote on April 18th at your regular voting precinct for the purpose of filling the vacancy that exists in the office of the Clerk of Circuit Court of the 31st Judicial Circuit of Virginia for the remainder of the unexpired term. Round Elementary is the new precinct so check out the voting map.
Earth Day Events in April!
Occoquan River Spring Clean Up
Saturday, April 22 9:00am – 12:00pm
For a full list of clean up sites, visit: http://www.friendsoftheoccoquan.org
April is National Community Service Month! Friends of the Occoquan needs your help to beautify the Occoquan river. Volunteer by land or water to make a difference!
11th Annual Live Well Festival in Historic Manassas
Saturday, April 22 9:00am-2:00pm
Harris Pavilion – 9201 Center Street
Free to attend. Brunch & Face paint class tickets have fees.
In honor of Earth Day, Historic Downtown Manassas announces the 11th Annual Live Well Festival to be held on Saturday, April 22nd.
Head over to the Harris Pavilion for free health screenings, fitness classes, kid activities, entertainment, and more. Recycle those gently used household items or clothes to a worthy cause, visit with the recycling and environmental exhibitors, and help the kids make earth friendly art projects. The day includes exhibitors from non-profit and civic organizations providing recycling and environmental information. A number of artists from the Banner Art project will also be set up displaying and selling original artwork!
The Shredding Truck will be back again this year! The Shredding Truck will be located in the Train Depot parking lot on West Street.
Turn onto West Street via Prince William Street and enter Parking Lot on the left in front of the Train Depot. Exit via Battle Street.
Again this year, the Live Well Festival will feature a farm to table brunch at 10:30am! Purchase your tickets here!
New this year – a Paint Class hosted by Emily of Manassas Olive Oil Company! Paint this gorgeous picture atop the flat railcar following the Brunch. Get your tickets here!
More Events and Upcoming Dates:
Manassas Freedom Museum will hold their free May 6th Air Show at the Manassas Regional Airport.
Historic Manassas Inc. (HMI): Always something to do in the City of Manassas.
Bluebird Tours: Trips for the over 55 year old crowd (and open to all ages after 3 days).
Manassas City Public School Activities: A calendar full of events, meetings and shows.
Potomac Local Event Page: Submitted by community members.
InsideNova News: Local things to do and see!
Discover Manassas: Surrounding area calendar of events.