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Homemade Cookie Contest & Recipe Swap

From Prince William County Public Library:

On Sunday, December 5, from 2:00 p.m. to 2:50 p.m. the Chinn Park Regional Library will hold a Cookie Tasting and Recipe Swap contest. All interested bakers should bring a copy of their favorite cookie recipe and at least 7 dozen bite size cookies, so there will be plenty to taste; one entry per person please. Library patrons are encouraged to sample all the cookies and vote for the one they like the best. The winning baker will receive a gift certificate to Potomac Mills Mall. All bakers must register by Friday, December 3, as space is limited.

For more information or to register for this free program, visit Chinn Park Regional Library, 13065 Chinn Park Drive, Woodbridge, VA, or call 703-792-4800 (voice); 703-792-4876 (TTY).

We Are Searching For Prince William County Community Bloggers!

Dear Prince William County community,

We are looking for community contributors for our Prince William County website!  Community producers contribute blog posts and photos to our WUSA 9 "Where You Live" Prince William County site. 

What topics are appropriate?  Write or take photos of happenings in your community, fun happy hours or new restaurant openings, different events going on, festivals, or fairs.  Really, anything you care about in your neighborhood is what we are looking for. You can do pre-event promotional stories, or you can actually attend events and write reviews as well.  Anything that is an important issue or community news topic in Prince William County is welcomed----no story is too small!  

First Sunday Dance at the Candy Factory

Join the fabulous dance sessions on the 1st Sunday of each month from 4-6pm at the Center for the Arts in Old Town Manassas. On Sunday, December 5, the dance will be the rumba! Arrive at 3:30pm for a dance lesson with great dance instructors teaching you specific dances, followed by an open dance session where you can practice what you've just learned or refine steps you may already know! Beginners and advanced dancers are all welcome. Come try the gorgeous floors of the Kellar Theater at the Candy Factory. Bring your friends and family! Cost is $15.00 per person for lesson and dance session, $10 Dance only. Pay at the door.

Briar Patch Donates Rooms for Veteran's Day

Reprinted with permission from Ashburn Patch -- Briar Patch Bed & Breakfast Inn in scenic Middleburg plans to offer free rooms to veterans as part of a nationwide promotion this week to honor those who have served our country.

B&Bs and inns across the country are providing free rooms on Wednesday, Nov. 10, in observance of Veterans Day on Nov. 11 to honor servicemen and women now serving or who have previously served time with one of the country's military forces.

Two B&B owners started the program in 2009. Both were members of the West Virginia B&B Association and this year the veteran program has expanded to include 49 states, 8 international locations and more than 850 Inns.

Local Business, AMERICAN SYSTEMS, Reads to Students on National Young Readers Day

The following was sent to us by Seamus Hogg of Sage Communications:

Thanksgiving Canned Food Drive Ends November 12

From manassascity.org:

"Can you Imagine? - No food to place on your table for Thanksgiving? - A child going to bed hungry? - A local community food pantry with not enough food for those in need?"

"NOW, can you imagine a Thanksgiving Food Drive that could provide 5,000 canned food items to the Manassas SERVE/NVFS food pantry."

Prince William Hospital is sponsoring a Thanksgiving Canned Food Drive (November 1 - 12, 2010) in partnership with Fire and Rescue Departments from the Cities of Manassas and Manassas Park and the County of Prince William, and Manassas Volunteer Fire Company. Donated items will be provided to SERVE/NVFS food pantry.

Please help by donating canned food during this holiday season to support the needs of the community.

Keytone Park Pride Day

From the Official Site of Prince William County: