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College Night in Virginia

Scholarships, college planning advice and pizza during ‘College Night in Virginia’

 On Monday, Nov. 7, Northern Virginia Community College will present “College Night in Virginia,” a free event that provides college planning advice.

 The seminar is open to everyone no matter which colleges they are considering. Attendees can register to win one of four $500 scholarships awarded by random drawing.

The evening begins at 6:30 p.m. with pizza and soda. Starting at 7 p.m., presentations will cover such topics as “Why College is Important,” “Choosing the Right College for You,” “Understanding the Financial Aid Process” and “Scholarship Searches and Scams.” Information will be presented in English and Spanish.

OLD TOWN MANASSAS SEEKS CONTESTANTS for GINGERBREAD HOUSE COMPETITION

 

 Molasses, ginger, flour, baking soda – just a few of the ingredients you’ll need to get ready for the Gingerbread House Contest in Old Town Manassas this holiday season. Entry forms can be downloaded online at www.visitmanssas.org now through Nov. 18. For 17 years, Historic Manassas, Inc. of Manassas, Va. has displayed the talents of local amateur “architects” in the shop windows of Old Town Manassas during the annual Merry Old Town Manassas holiday festivities.  The public is invited to view the various structures and vote on them in the shops and on-line. Winners will be awarded in two categories, adult and child, with a first-place prize of a $100 Old Town Manassas gift card, second place walks away with a $75 gift card, and third place earns a $50 gift card. For more information, visit www.visitmanassas.org or call 703-361-6599.

DECK THE HALLS in OLD TOWN MANASSAS, Dec. 2 - 4

DECK THE HALLS in OLD TOWN MANASSAS, Dec. 2 - 4

DECK THE HALLS in OLD TOWN MANASSAS
Merry Old Town Celebration Begins Dec. 2

Merry Old Town, sponsored by the Manassas Christian School, spreads holiday cheer in Old Town Manassas, Va. with a series of festivities from Fri, Dec. 2 through Sun., Dec. 4. Visitors can enjoy listening to Christmas carolers, greet Santa when he arrives from the train, check-out the tree lighting ceremony with Manassas Mayor Hal Parrish, visit the Manassas museum, see the Greater Manassas Christmas Parade and window shop during the Merchant’s Open House. For a full list of activities, visit www.visitmanassas.org or call 703-361-6599.

OCCASIONALLY CAKE THINKS PINK…

OCCASIONALLY CAKE THINKS PINK…

 

OCCASIONALLY CAKE THINKS PINK…
Alexandria Cake Shop Supports Inova Mount Vernon’s Breast Cancer Institute

Occasionally Cake of Alexandria, Va. donated a $500, breast-cancer-awareness cake, decked in pink, decorated with the renowned pink ribbon in support of the 2nd Annual Toast to a Cure, Breast Cancer Fundraising event. Hosted by Inova Mount Vernon Hospital’s Breast Care Institute to raise monies for its Breast Cancer Community Education Fund, the event raised approximately $9,000. For more information on Occasionally Cake, call 703-780-CAKE or visit www.occasionallycake.com for more information.

Prescription Drug Take-Back This Weekend

From Manassas City Police Department:

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the Partnership for a Drug-Free America, the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy and others are supporting a National Prescription Drug Take-Back Drive on

Saturday, October 29, 2011 with collection sites in local communities.

Manassas City Police Officers will team up with Prince William County Police Officers to man one of the collection sites at the Manassas Mall, 8300 Sudley Road, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., in front of the Sears Department Store.

Area Chick-fil-A Restaurants to Collect Gift-Filled Shoe Boxes for Children Around the World

Area Chick-fil-A Restaurants to Collect Gift-Filled Shoe Boxes for Children Around the World

From Samaritan Purse:

WHAT:            A special collection day with local area Chick-fil-A restaurants and Operation Christmas Child

Anyone who drops off a shoe box gift packed with small items such as toys, hygiene items and school supplies will receive a coupon for a free Chick-fil-A chicken sandwich at the participating local stores.  

The Washington Humane Society Adoption Events

The Washington Humane Society Adoption Events

The Washington Humane Society has several adoption events coming up! Here is a listing of all of the events through October:

Saturday, October 22, 12-4pm
National Pit Bull Awareness Day 
Perfect Pet Resort in Lothian
840 West Bay Front Rd, Rt. 258, Lothian, MD
WHS will be participating for the first time in a National Pit Bull Awareness Day festival in Lothian with other shelters and pit bull-focused rescues by bringing adoptable dogs and promoting adoption of pit bulls.

Sunday, October 23,12-2pm
Big Bad Woof in Takoma Park
117 Carroll Street NW, Washington, DC
Adoptable dogs and a sweet foster cat will be at this eco-conscious pet shop to look for their future families!