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Project Mend-A-House to Hold 2nd Annual Golf Tournament

Project Mend-A-House, a nonprofit home-repair group, will host its 2nd annual golf tournament this Friday. The money raised in the tournament will go directly towards which fixing up homes for seniors, the disabled and low-income Prince William County area residents.

The tournament will be held at Bristow Manor Golf Club, which is located at 11507 Valley View Dr. in Bristow, VA. Registration will begin at 7:00 a.m. and the tournament will begin at 8:00 a.m.

The entry fee is $100 per golfer. You can mail your registration to Project Mend-A-House's office at 7987 Ashton Ave., Suite 231, Manassas, Va. 20109. Tournament sponsorships are also available for $1,000, hole-in-one sponsorships are $500 and hole sponsorships are $100 each. For information, contact Kevin English at 703-499-2247 or varealest@aol.com.

Dominion VA Power to Present 7 K-12 Educational Grants

Tomorrow evening, Thursday, October 7, Dominion Virginia Power will present checks to 7 area schools to help strengthen the mathematics and science skills of students in grades K-12. The event is being hosted at Hollin Meadows Math and Science Focus school and the students from the school will be providing tours of the irrigation system they built as a result of last year’s grant from Dominion. Using wind and solar power they built, the students hooked rain barrels together to create an irrigation system to complete their learning garden.

The event will run from 5:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. The program will begin at 5:15 p.m. at Hollin Meadows Math and Science Center Learning Garden located at 2310 Nordok Place in Alexandria, VA.

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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.

Mid-Atlantic Dachshund Phest

This was sent to us by Linda Mayberry:

The Mid-Atlantic Dachshund Phest (MADP) takes place October 2, 2010.  The event is for dachshund lovers to come together and celebrate everything dachshund and to promote dachshund rescue.  It will be held indoors at the Commercial Building at the Prince William County Fairgrounds (10624 Dumfries Road Manassas, VA 20112).  The Phest begins at 10:00 a.m. and ends at 3:30 p.m.   There is no admission fee and there is on-site free parking.

There will be wiener races, one in the morning and one in the afternoon; blessing of the animals; a Hallowiener costume contest and parade plus raffles and vendors. Corbin’s Concessions will provide food for purchase. Janet Dobbs, an animal communicator, will also be available.

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.

Baseball Minor League Game Tonight at Pfitzner Stadium

Tonight, September 17, in Woodbridge, Virginia the Potomac Nationals, who are the single A affiliate of the Washington Nationals, will play for the Carolina League Championship. The game will be played at 7:00 p.m. at Pfitzner Stadium verses the single A affiliate of the Chicago White Sox, the Winston Salem Dash.

Potomac currently leads the best of 5 series: 2 games to 1 game. If Potomac loses tonight, game 5 is tomorrow night at 6:30 pm at the same location. Play ball!