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Neighborhood Cleanup This Weekend

This Saturday, October 2, from 8:00 a.m. to noon, Prince William County is sponsoring a neighborhood cleanup for the residents of Yorkshire.

Dumpsters will be available at Emmanuel Baptist Church, which is located at 8006 Centreville Road in Manassas, VA. The dumpsters will be available to collect trash and debris, and no liquids or commercial waste will be accepted. The county’s Department of Public Works’ Neighborhood Services Division will be providing the dumpsters and the county Litter Control Crew will be available to assist with any large items.

For more information about the cleanup you can email nsd@pwcgov.org or call 703-792-7018.

Celebrate Fire Prevention Week 2010 in Dumfries/River Oaks

To celebrate fire prevention week the members of the Dumfries Triangle Volunteer Fire Department and the Dumfries-Triangle Rescue Squad will be hosting an open house for the community to come tour our newest Fire and Rescue Station: Station 23 - River Oaks.

There will be food, music by CJ-tha-DJ, a moon bounce, tours of the station, tours of the apparatus, an obstacle course for the kids, door prizes, a face painter, free safety information and much more.

Come out and help us celebrate Fire Prevention Week 2010!

Where: 16530 River Ridge Blvd., Woodbridge, VA
When: Sunday - October 3, 2010
Time: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Local Car Wash Partners Up With Area High Schools

The following was sent to us by Speedy Green Car Wash:

Speedy Green Car Wash is committed to helping local schools by creating fundraising programs with Manassas Park, Osbourn Park and Osbourn High Schools in Manassas, Va.  Now through June 2011, patrons can select the school fundraiser of their choice at Speedy Green Car Wash's Auto Teller while selecting their car wash option. Twenty percent of their purchase goes back to the school of their choice. For more information, call 703-257-0737 or view the fundraising page at www.speedygreencarwash.com.

Christmas Parade Participant Submissions Due Soon

Update: Do you want to be a Christmas Parade participant? Email info@gmchristmasparade.org if you’re interested in participating in the 2010 parade! Deadline for submissions is Friday, October 22nd.

From Historic Manassas, Inc.:

Old Town Manassas Features 28th Annual Fall Jubilee

This was sent to us by Historic Manassas, Inc.:

It’s that time again for the beautiful log carvings of the popular Chainsaw Chix, 300 crafters and lots of entertainment at the 28th Annual Manassas Fall Jubilee to be held, Sat., Oct. 2 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Old Town Manassas, Va., presented by Clear, an Internet company based in Kirkland, Wash. With FREE admission and FREE parking, the event will feature hundreds of crafters, including exhibitors with handmade jewelry and products, woodcrafts, face painting, a pumpkin patch, live entertainment and rides.

Get Registered for the Northern Virginia Senior Olympics

The 2010 Northern Virginia Senior Olympics is being held September 18 through September 29. The deadline to register is Wednesday, September 1! To be eligible you must be 50 years old by December 31, 2010 and live in a sponsoring jurisdiction, which include the counties of Arlington, Fairfax, Fauquier, Loudoun and Prince William, and the cities of Alexandria, Fairfax and Falls Church. $10 includes one event and the following events are open:

Track & field, team line dance, racquetball, ten pin bowling, eight ball pool, Wii bowling, bocce, tennis, table tennis, fencing, golf, shuffleboard, chess, miniature golf, bunco, horseshoes, softball hit & throw, backgammon, scrabble, cribbage, yo-yo tricks, duplicate bridge, swimming, diving, pickleball, men’s basketball,  men’s and women’s free throw basketball

For more information you can visit www.nvso.us or call 703-228-4721.

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Last Chance to Visit "From Cows to Condos" Exhibit

The Manassas Museum has been hosting “From Cows to Condo” exhibit since October 3 of last year. The exhibit will be ending on September 6, so if you did not get a chance to visit yet you should plan to head there soon! It is an opportunity to learn about Manassas and Prince William County’s 20th Century transformation from an agricultural community to a suburban community.

The Manassas Museum is open Tuesday through Sunday and Mondays on Federal Holidays. The hours of visitation are 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Adults are $5.00, seniors over 60 and children are $4.00, and children under 6 are free.