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100 Best Communities for Young People Celebration Tonight

100 Best Communities for Young People Celebration Tonight

From Prince William County Public Schools:

The public is invited to a ceremony on Thursday, December 2 from 4:30-6 p.m. celebrating Prince William County’s designation as one of the “100 Best Communities for Young People.” The ceremony will be held at the Edward L. Kelly Leadership Center, 14715 Bristow Road, Manassas.

Autism Society and AMC Theatres to Host Sensory Friendly Films This December

From Amanda Glensky of the Autism Society: 

MC Theatres (AMC) and the Autism Society have teamed up to bring families affected by autism and other disabilities and sensory issues a special opportunity to enjoy their favorite films in a safe and accepting environment on a monthly basis. Sensory Friendly Films® will continue with a showing of The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader  on December 11.

Autism is a complex neurodevelopmental disability that affects a person’s ability to communicate and interact with others. It often comes with sensory challenges, such as hypersensitivity to light or sound, and children or adults affected by autism may not understand the social boundaries of movie theatre etiquette, such as not talking during the film or sitting still through most of the show.

Annual SeaPerch Underwater Robotics Competition Coming Soon

From Prince William County Public Schools:

The annual all-county SeaPerch Underwater Robotics competition will be held on December 2 and 3 at the Manassas Park Community Center, 99 Adams Street, Manassas Park. The competition is scheduled over two days to accommodate the large number of students participating. Students will arrive at 8 a.m. for the underwater games, which include recovery, maneuvering, relay, and collaboration; and culminate with an awards ceremony at 3 p.m. each day.

More than 500 students from nine PWCS high schools along with students from Manassas Park High School, Osbourn High School, and Seton School will compete in the STEM-related competition.

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).

Black Friday Midnight Opening at Potomac Mills

From Lauren Horsley of Bitner Goodman:

WOODBRIDGE, VA (November 17, 2010) - Thousands of eager holiday shoppers will benefit from “The MORE Factor” at Potomac Mills this holiday season, by taking advantage of exclusive social media bargains, interactive shopping tips and a midnight opening on Black Friday, November 26 with 22 consecutive hours of shopping. As the largest outlet and value retail destination in Virginia, Potomac Mills will provide shoppers with a marathon jump-start on their holiday gift giving with its premier Holiday Super Sale Weekend, November 26 – 28.

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.

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

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