Host a Student with USA Connections

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Published: 04/08/2014
USA Connection is an exchange program that is currently looking for host families (who are compensated!) who would like to have a student from Spain join their family for a few weeks this summer.  Interested? Here are some details! 



1) Tell me a little about your organization and how you got involved

We have always enjoyed intercultural experiences, since we  ourselves are an international couple, and we have traveled, lived in different countries, and speak different languages. Last year, for the first time, we decided to extend that experience to others by inviting a carefully selected group of Basque teens to stay with American families during the month of July.  It was a great experience for everyone.  After last year's great experience, we were really motivated to do it again!


2) What's one of your favorite exchange stories from students?
 
One of our more conscientious students forgot to change the timezone on his cellphone alarm. So, on his first night with his host family he went to bed at a relatively normal time only to get up, shower and go down to have breakfast at 1:00 a.m. all the while wondering how American's could sleep so late on a week day!

Another was at a 4th of July pool party, and was the only one to notice when a toddler fell into the pool. He quickly jumped in to pull the toddler out.

3) What's one of your favorite exchange stories from a family?
 
One of the families from the Lake Ridge area enjoyed the experience of having one of our youth so much that they want to host the same student again! They've kept in touch all year and are even planning on being the first family to do a full exchange with our program by sending their daughter to Spain to stay for 3 weeks with their host student's family.



4) What's involved in hosting a student?
 
Nothing special, really. We do ask that our student have a private bedroom and that Spanish not be the primary language of the host family. Other than that, they should do their own laundry, help with basic chores and go where your family goes.


If your family goes to church, take them to church. If one of your children has a softball game, take them to the game. The only "extra" thing would be to drop them off at the pickup point for our 2 day trips and when we take them to summer camp- and pick them back up, of course!

The families, in general, aren't expected to pay the students way. They travel with their own pocket money. They also travel with full medical and liability insurance in the case of any mishaps.


Having a teen in the family is preferable, but not necessary. Children that they can interact with is a requirement though.


5) Where do students come from? What do they like to do?
Our students come, primarily, from the Basque Country, a small nation between Spain and France. Most of the Basque live on the Spanish side of the border.  Because of the Basque Country's unique situation, most of our students are trilingual, with Spanish, Basque and English. A few speak French as well.

Our students are very similar to kids in the US. The boys like soccer and video games. Many of them surf if they live near the coast. The girls tend to be athletic as well, playing soccer and field hockey. Basketball is also very popular. It's common to see groups of teens hanging out on a park bench talking and playing with their cellphones just like kids in the U.S. In the summer, they tend to spend the day at the beach.

6) What kind of support is offered to host families?
We try to be as supportive as possible. We travel with the kids from Bilbao to Paris and on to Dulles and help make sure they arrive with their host families safely. We stay in the area for the entire trip, so we're available any time to help out with any issues, like homesickness or illness, that might come up. We give families basic instructions on what is expected of them while hosting one of our students, as well as a list of appropriate activities that they might want to consider. We also invite family members to come on day trips that we organize and the going away party.

We also offer a stipend to the families to cover the cost of having an extra person in the house.

 

This is a sponsored post brought to you by USA Connections.  PwcMoms has not participated in the program and makes no explicit or implied claims about your family's experience.

Upcoming Event: FREE Ice Skating

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Published: 03/27/2014

Easter Egg Hunts and Spring Festivals 2014

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Published: 03/18/2014
Hippity Hoppity Easter's on its way!  Here's a fun list of Egg Hunts and Spring Festivals in Prince William County from Woodbridge to Manassas to Gainesville!

April 5
Spring Egg-stravaganza at the Freedom Center
Bring your children to Freedom for our Spring fling. Meet the Freedom Bunny and participate in recreational activities, crafts, games, sports and more. Participants will have the opportunity to participate in a n egg hunt in our pool. Each registered child will receive a special goody bag for participating in the aquatic egg hunt. This is priced at $16.

Marshmallow Harvest and Egg Hunt at Great Country Farms
After a long winter, nothing chases away the chill like a visit to the farm! Join us for the first "crop" of the spring- marshmallow picking! Do marshmallow peeps grow on trees? Be sure to check it out and harvest a few to roast on the bonfire with Farmer Bob. You can even purchase a s’more kit to melt away that chocolate craving. The Easter Bunny also hid some eggs and we need you to help us find them! There will be multiple egg hunts each day this year with over 7,000 eggs filled with treats. Don’t forget to bring your camera so you can take a photo with the Easter Bunny. Come see our spring chicks and baby animals, check out the spring plantings in the greenhouse, take a hayride, and rejoice the spring! Admission Fee: $12 adult, $10 child, free for children 2 and under.  April 5th and 6th from 10am-5pm

April 6
Marshmallow Harvest and Egg Hunt at Great Country Farms
After a long winter, nothing chases away the chill like a visit to the farm! Join us for the first "crop" of the spring- marshmallow picking! Do marshmallow peeps grow on trees? Be sure to check it out and harvest a few to roast on the bonfire with Farmer Bob. You can even purchase a s’more kit to melt away that chocolate craving. The Easter Bunny also hid some eggs and we need you to help us find them! There will be multiple egg hunts each day this year with over 7,000 eggs filled with treats. Don’t forget to bring your camera so you can take a photo with the Easter Bunny. Come see our spring chicks and baby animals, check out the spring plantings in the greenhouse, take a hayride, and rejoice the spring! Admission Fee: $12 adult, $10 child, free for children 2 and under.  April 5th and 6th from 10am-5pm

April 12
Egg Hunt at Manassas Park Community Center
The MPCC will host egg hunts for various age groups all morning. $5/child.  Ages 0-1, 2-3, 4-5, and 6-7 will enjoy a fun hunt. Don't forget to bring a basket and be sure to register online by April 11th. You must arrive 15 minutes prior to the start of your child's egg hunt.   

Adaptive Egg Hunt at Manassas Park Community Center
This Easter Egg hunt is designed especially for youths and teens with mental and physical disabilities. The egg hunt will be adapted to meet their needs. Egg hunt will take place on the Miracle Field, behind the Manassas Park Commuity Center. $5 fee.  Ages 6-16, Unlimited openings- but must register online by April 11th.  Event is April 12th from 11:30am-12pm.

Beeping Egg Hunt at Gari Melcher's Home
Belmont's third annual Beeping Easter Egg Hunt for visually impaired or blind children and their families. Registration required at 540/654-1851. 1-3pm.

First Baptist Church of Woodbridge Spring Festival
Join FBCW which is planning 15,000 eggs, pony rides, crafts, snacks, stories and more from 11am-3pm. 

Learn to Make Ukranian Keepsake Eggs at Center for the Arts
You will finish between 1 and 2 eggs during class.  Learn the process of layering beeswax and dye to create intricate egg designs.  This is a delicate process but anyone can do it! Come with the family or a friend! Ages 7 and Up.  $25/person includes all supplies.  Under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. center-for-the-arts.com or call 703-330-2787

April 19
Rippon Lodge Egg Hunt
11 a.m.-4 p.m.; $5 per child, adults and children 2 and under free.

Eggs have been hidden all over Rippon Lodge and we need your help to find them.  Egg Hunts will be at 11:30, 12:30, 1:30 and 2:30.  Hunts will be separated by age groups.  Enjoy fun kid friendly games and crafts all day long.  Bring a picnic and make a day of it.  House tours available.  Bring your own basket for egg collecting.  All other activities will be ongoing throughout the day. Please bring exact change or to speed entrance process.  VISA and MC accepted. 

Rippon Lodge Historic Site 15520 Blackburn Road, Woodbridge, VA 22192, 703-499-9812.
LRPRA Eggstravaganza
Meet the Easter Bunny and hunt for eggs at the Eggstravaganza.  All children up to age 10 are eligible; parents must pre-register children by Wednesday, April 16, in order to participate.  The cost is $3 for LRPRA members and $5 for non-members.  Don't forget your cameras and Easter baskets.  Call the Recreation Department at 703-491-2154 for more details.  Begins at 9am SHARP.  Do not be late or you'll miss all the eggs!! 

Egg Hunt at Nokesville Church of the Brethren 
Easter Egg Hunt: April 19, 2 PM - 3:30 PM
Rain or Shine for Kids through 5th grade 


Egg Hunt at St. Thomas UMC in Manassas
8899 Sudley Road, Manassas VA 20110
Come one, come all children to our Annual Easter Egg Hunt, Saturday, April 19th 10:30-11:00 am. We will hear a story, make an Easter craft, and HUNT for candy-filled Eggs. www.StThomasUMC.org

April 20
Spirit and Life Church Easter and Egg Hunt
Easter Service and a FREE Easter Egg Hunt for young children on 4/20 at 10AM at Forest Park High School!

Egg Hunt at St. Thomas UMC in Haymarket
Gravely Elementary School, 4670 Waverly Farm Drive, Haymarket, VA 20169
The children will have an egg hunt directly after the worship service Gravely Elementary School, 4670 Waverly Farm Drive, Haymarket, VA 20169. We would love it if you could  join us for breakfast at 9 am, or just come for worship at 10 am with the egg hunt following the service at 11:15.


April 26
Springfest Fairfax at the Workhouse Arts Center
Springfest Fairfax is an Earth Day and Arbor Day celebration with eco-friendly exhibitors, food, games, pony-rides, a petting zoo, live entertainment, educational workshops, plant sales, and more. 10am-4pm.

"Area’s Sweetest Teacher" Contest at Sprinkles

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Published: 01/15/2014
Since my neurosurgeon (although I guess he's not "my neurosurgeon" much longer since I hope my last visit will be in February!) and my oncologist (she's mine for the next decade, poor woman!) are at Georgetown University Hospital, I have become a connoisseur of cupcakes in the area.   I know you're not supposed to use food as a reward, but you know, after you spend 2 hours in an MRI tube, those rules no longer apply and you get frosting.  Period.

Sprinkles is by far my favorite DC cupcake location, and they're running a fun contest for teachers.  Check it out below!


Sprinkles Cupcakes Georgetown, the Washington, DC, outlet of the world’s first cupcake bakery, announced today that it will be running a “Sweetest Teacher Contest,” beginning January 21st. Area K - 8 students at schools in Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia are invited to submit their favorite teachers for consideration by February 10, by writing a short (250 word) essay about why their favorite teacher is the best. Sprinkles will choose the top three teachers out of these submissions, and the public will vote on the final winner on the Sprinkles DC Facebook page. “Education is such an important part of our community,” said Candace Nelson, founder of Sprinkles Cupcakes. “This is our way of reaching out and saluting the teachers that give so much of themselves, and provide so much to the children in our area. We are excited to give students a chance to think about their teachers, and express what makes them great. We can’t read to see what students have to say about the educators that have changed their lives.” Forms will be distributed at the store itself, located at 3015 M St NW, Washington DC, or can be submitted to dc@sprinkles.com.

The winning teacher will receive a $250 Sprinkles gift card and a $250 gift card for office supplies, while the first runner up will receive $150 at each location and the 3rd place teacher $100 gift cards.  For additional information and a list of future locations, please visit www.sprinkles.com

Santa at the Manassas Park Community Center 2013

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Published: 12/16/2013
Join the Manassas Park Community Center for "Santa Paws" with your pets on 12/21/2013 from 11:30-12:30, and get your pets' pictures with Santa!  $5/dog.  No pets? Bring your kiddos to Breakfast with Santa, also on 12/21 from 9-11am, $5/child. 



High School Parents' Summit 2014

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Published: 12/13/2013

Attention Parents: You're invited to a High School Parent Summit at Hylton High School on Saturday, January 11 from 8 a.m. - 11 a.m. The program offers expert presentations on graduation requirements, earning college credit through tests, financial aid and scholarships, college admissions and programs, SAT/ACT information, career and workforce information, trade and technical options, and much more. Attendance is free, but space is limited.  

Register ONLINE to ensure a space. 

Featured Organization Friday: Keep Prince William Beautiful/ Prince William Recycles Day

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Published: 11/01/2013

We attended this year's Prince William Recycles Day and Paper Shred, and had a truly fantastic time.  There were lots of activities set up, and the kids could earn tons of "swag" by participating in games like litter clean up, recycle/compost/trash sort (it was a beanbag toss- not real trash!) and more.  There was also tons of information from various local groups, as well as bus tours of the dump, which were very interesting!! Below, find a press release about the event.  I'd definitely put this on your radar for next year!! 

Recycles Day and Paper Shred Achieve Record Participation
Prince William, VA, October 28, 2013 – 
This year’s Prince William Recycles Day, a local celebration of American Recycles Day, brought a record 850 guests to the annual landfill event. The accompanying paper shred also broke a record with more 500 citizens that took advantage of the paper shred service at the Landfill and the Balls Ford Road facility.
Prince William residents were entertained by regionally known environmental “edutainer” Billy B. In addition visitors learned about the importance of recycling valuable resources from numerous displays, games and activities, had hands on experience with trash trucks, took landfill tours, voted for the best recycled art project and enjoyed door prizes, food and face painting.

Many residents look forward to this annual event and return year after year. The event was so well attended that even Billy B was impressed with amount of community participation—guests and display sponsors. He noted, “Even though I have been in this business for many years, I picked up several new ideas for organizing a successful event.” He along with several other participants and sponsors especially liked the recycling trading cards that were distributed at each table display. The trading card collection encouraged guests to visit all the tables and learn about the organization or business and its role in recycling or “greening” the environment.
Prince William Recycles Day was sponsored by Fortistar, Broad Run Recycling, Solid Waste Services Charlie and Sons Trash Service, SCS Engineers, Davis Industries and supported by donations from American Disposal Services, AshBritt, Atkins North America, Bates Trucking & Trash Removal, Call2Recycle, Daniel H. Barrett Trucking, Davis Industries, Eastern Clearing, EnivroSolutions, GBB, Golder & Associates, Keep Prince William Beautiful, R. E. Daffan, Madera Farms LLC, SP Recycling Southeast, Trash Away, Veolia ES Technical Solutions, and Waste Management.

Prince William Recycles Day is the local celebration of America Recycles Day, which is officially November 15 each year. For photos of Prince William Recycles Day activities visit www.pwcgov.org/trashandrecycling. 

FREE Recycles Day and Community Shred

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Published: 10/15/2013
The Prince William County Recycles Day and Paper Shred will be October 19th, 2013 from 10am-2pm at the County Landfill.  It may seem a little odd to go to the landfill for a family day, but there will be an environmental "Edutainer" food, prizes, games, tours, and more! Check it out! 

Petoberfest October 19th

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Published: 10/09/2013
Pet-ober Fest at Stonebridge at Potomac Town Center will be a pet-friendly day, followed by a double feature on the Jumbo-tron including 101 Dalmations and Beverly Hills Chichuahua!

Try Hockey Free at PWICE!

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Published: 10/05/2013
We love hockey in our family, and Prince William Ice Center wants to invite your child to try hockey FREE on November 2, 2013 from 2-3:30pm! Register online anytime for this program.


Fall Fun and Halloween 2013

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Published: 09/26/2013
First off, if y'all are new in town, Prince William County Trick or Treating takes place ON HALLOWEEN.  I get a bijillion emails every year that Halloween is on a weeknight asking if it's moved to the following or preceeding weekend, and it's not. Sorry, teachers, because I'm sure those sugared-up, over-tired kids are a hot mess on November 1. Second, this is by no means an exhaustive list, and if I'm missing your event, just email me, and we'll fix it!

September 28-October 31
Pumpkin Harvest Festival at Great Country Farms, Bluemont. Open daily from 9am-6pm
$8/child & $10/adult weekdays; $10/child & $12/weekends & holidays
Farm Members, Military ID holders and kids 2 and under are FREE

September 28-October 31 
Starting Sept. 28th, Come to Miller Farms Market for free hayrides to and from the pumpkin patch. Weekday hayrides: 4:30 pm. Weekend Hayrides: 9 am - 5 pm. All you pay for is your pumkins! 12101 Orange Plank Rd., Locust Grove, 22508. 540-972-2680. 

September 28-November 3
Ticonderoga Farms will be open Daily 9 am to 6 pm (Entrance gate closes at 5:30) Sept 21 to Nov 3 Fall Pumpkin Festival Admission:
Weekdays $9.95 per person Weekends Sept 21,22,28,29 Oct 26,27 $14.95 per person Weekends Oct 5,6,12,13,19,20 & Holiday Oct 14 $16.95 per person Under 2 Free 
We are having one of the most colorful, fun, entertaining family festival season ever.  Join us with your family, friends and groups to celebrate and welcome the new fall.  Just click on Fall to follow us to our page for all the fun list of things to do weekday and weekend.

September 28-October 31 
Belvedere Plantation is now open weekday mornings Tuesday-Friday 9:30-1:30 (Closed October 15). The Peeping Pass is $9.25 (not all attractions are open). Weekends Saturday 10am-10pm, Sunday 10-6.  Prices higher on weekends. 

September 28-October 31
Clark Farms in Stafford hosts their Fall Festival  $6.00 per person weekdays | $8.00 on weekends/holidays, Children under 2 years of age are free. Entrance fee includes a pumpkin.
Don’t forget your cameras!! Our family friendly and child-focused activities include: farm animals (goats, pigs, chickens, and more!), a hay mountain, large maze, face painting, pumpkin painting, pumpkin bowling, great cutouts for photos, a moon-bounce, climbing tires, penny pit and pony rides on weekends.

September 28-October 31
Cox Farms Fall Festival features giant slides, hayrides, rope swings, farm animals, CORNundrum goat village, apples, cider, food, entertainment, and more! Everyone gets a small patch pumpkin to take home FREE with paid admission. Admission: Weekdays: $9; Discount weekends (9/21, 22, 28 and 29; 10/26, 10/27 and 11/2 & 11/3): $14; Prime weekends (middle weekends of October): $17.

WEEKENDS ONLY Beginning September 28
Yankey Farms will be open Saturdays from 10am-6pm and Sundays 12pm-6pm.  Corn maze, cow train, and pick your own pumpkin patch.
 
October 14th-October 31st
St. Paul Pumpkin Patch 1334 and 1400 G Street, Woodbridge VA 22191.  M-F 2pm-8pm, Saturday 9am-8pm, Sunday 1pm-6pm. Pumpkin prices are based on size, proceeds benefit the children and youth missions ministry of St. Paul UMC. 

Saturday, October 5
Occoquan Bible Church will be hosting their annual Festifall this Saturday, October 5 from 12PM - 4PM.  This family-friendly FREE event will include a Magic Act, Moon Bounce, Fantastic Christian Music, Hip Hop Dancers, Games and Prizes, Face Painting, FREE food, and Lots of Good Christian Fellowship.  All are welcome!

Manassas holds their Fall Jubilee 10am-5pm with live entertainment for both adults and kids, crafters, wine tastings, farmers market, children's ride, pumpkin patch, and more. 


Saturday, October 12
First Baptist Church of Woodbridge invites you to bring your family to enjoy an afternoon of Fellowship, Potluck Lunch, Music, Games, Cake Walk, Petting Zoo and good old fashion fun...but we also want you to invite someone with you!  Our community is filled with people who need a church home, need to know Jesus, need to know someone loves them!  Have them join your family for an afternoon of fellowship.  IT'S ALL FREE! 11am-3pm

Friday, October 18
Beginning at Dusk, St. Paul UMC will show a fall movie on the outdoor screen.  Bring blankets and enjoy a night out under the stars.  1334 and 1400 G Street Woodbridge VA 22191

Saturday, October 19
11am-4pm, Fall Festival at St. Paul UMC 1334 and 1400 G Street Woodbridge VA 22191.  Fun for the whole family will include a pumpkin patch, free pumpkin painting, a children's carnival with games and prizes, bounce houses, an arts and crafts fair, and tons of great food.  Entry is free!

BRMC wants to take you on a night-time hike through the Bull Run Mountains! Join us for face painting, Halloween snacks, hot cider, a bonfire, and live music. All participants should bring a flashlight and wear good walking shoes. Pre-registration is required for 7:00-8:00 p.m. time slots, at least a week in advance, and is available at: http://www.brmconservancy.org/register/sf2013.php First-come, first-served from 8:00-8:30 p.m. $7 in advance/$10 at the door.



Thursday, October 24
Join the Woodbridge Wegmans for Trick or Treat anytime from 4:30 to 8pm.  Come in costume and enjoy the free fun! 

FREE Spooktacular at Stonebridge at Potomac Town Center: Enjoy trick-or-treating at participating stores, face painting, rubber ducky game at the fountain and Nickelodeon Halloween shows on the big screen throughout the evening.  Grab a seat at 7pm for a screening of “It’s The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown” on the jumbotron.

Friday, October 25
Friday from 10-11 at the Freedom Center, check out Fabulous Friday with a Halloween Theme: Halloween: It’s pumpkin time!
Kids will love hearing not-so-scary Halloween stories and making Halloween decorations. Feel free to bring your child in his/her costume. Caregiver participation required. Fee: $10/per class
Beginning at Dusk, St. Paul UMC will show a fall movie on the outdoor screen.  Bring blankets and enjoy a night out under the stars.  1334 and 1400 G Street Woodbridge VA 22191

Join the Gainesville Wegmans for Trick or Treat anytime from 4:30 to 8pm.  Come in costume and enjoy the free fun! 

BRMC wants to take you on a night-time hike through the Bull Run Mountains! Join us for face painting, Halloween snacks, hot cider, a bonfire, and live music. All participants should bring a flashlight and wear good walking shoes. Pre-registration is required for 7:00-8:00 p.m. time slots, at least a week in advance, and is available at: http://www.brmconservancy.org/register/sf2013.php First-come, first-served from 8:00-8:30 p.m. $7 in advance/$10 at the door.

Haunted History Hike at Leesylvania State Park, 7:30pm-9:00pm at Shelter #1 The spirits of Leesylvania have begun wandering our woods at night reliving moments from their lives. Join us for a guided evening walk which will take you back through history. Don't forget to take a hay ride and visit our different crafts for the kids. This is a family friendly Halloween event. Please call for event price.

$5 per person, costumes encouraged! Join us for Haunted Mini Golf at Lake Ridge Park on October 25th.  




















Halloween Costume Contest at KD'z Kidz World in Stafford-
Costume contest winner who receives the most votes will receive a FREE Birthday Party (Up to 10 Kids) to use within 1 year of the date at our facility OR a FREE Rental!
 *If winner wishes to have a bigger party, the maximum value of the package won is $169 and the winner will only pay the difference.
 *Voting will be conducted by an "outsider" who has no ties to KD'z Kidz World and/or anyone in the competition.
 *Winner must be present to win.
 *Cost is only $10 per child. 
 *Each child will receive a goodie bag full of treats to take home with them.
 *Reservations must be made to attend. In order to qualify for the birthday party package, we will need at least 25 signed up. If 25 do not sign up, the winner will receive a $30 bounce pass good for 5 visits. 
 *Time is from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
 Call to reserve a spot. 

Saturday, October 26



















Older Elementary, Middle, and High School students are invited to enjoy a night walk with some spooky surprises.  8pm at St. Paul UMC 1334 and 1400 G Street Woodbridge VA 22191
Lake Ridge Parks and Rec- October 26, 10am-2pmDon't miss this fun family day packed with great vendors, games and prizes! Carnival-themed contests and a Moon Bounce add to the festivities as we celebrate the arrival of fall. Activities include the Children's Costume Contest and Parade at 11am. Come check out vendors' wares from across the region that will fill the lot with great bargains, one-of-a-kind collectibles and original arts and crafts designs. There's something for everyone at this year's Fall Festival. Contact the Recreation Department, 703-491-2154 for information.

11am – 4 pm; $5 per child, children under six free
Where did the tradition of Halloween come from? Pumpkin carving? Trick-or-Treating? Join us for a kid friendly trip to All Hallow’s Eve past and present. Tour the scarecrow display that will decorate Rippon Lodge. Play old fashioned games and enjoy traditional treats. Children are encouraged to wear their costumes.
Rippon Lodge Historic Site, 15520 Blackburn Road, Woodbridge, 703-499-9812



Family Day — Halloween Special Event @National Museum of the Marine Corps
Crafts, games and a costume parade are just the beginning of this annual fun, festive (not the least bit spooky) event for ages 2-10.
12:00 pm – 2:00

Halloween Fun with Pam the Kidsinger at Chinn Library Interactive fun with songs, dancing, puppetry, and lots of humor. Everyone will be dancing and singing along. This is a free, drop-in performance for the entire family! 2-3pm

Join Occoquan for some Halloween Fun! Halloween Town in Occoquan will be October 26 from 10am-3pm.  Children's Parade begins at 10:30 am under the 123 bridge.  Crafts, games, facepainting, trick or treat from 10-2 at participating shops. 

BRMC wants to take you on a night-time hike through the Bull Run Mountains! Join us for face painting, Halloween snacks, hot cider, a bonfire, and live music. All participants should bring a flashlight and wear good walking shoes. Pre-registration is required for 7:00-8:00 p.m. time slots, at least a week in advance, and is available at: http://www.brmconservancy.org/register/sf2013.php First-come, first-served from 8:00-8:30 p.m. $7 in advance/$10 at the door.




2013 Haunted Happenings Grab the family and your dog and join Historic Manassas, Inc. and the Old Town Business Association for a wickedly good time in Old Town Manassas on Saturday, October 26, 2013 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Ashland Elementary- 12am-4pm Join us for a great family fun day! Games including Hay Dig, Can Knock Down, Duck Pond, Plinko, Bean Bag Toss, Cupcake Walk, Face Painting.  We will also have a 61' Inflatable Obstacle Course.  Tickets are 10 for $5 and all games/inflatable is 1 ticket.  We also have concessions selling cotton candy, drinks, pizza, kettle corn.

Vertical Rock will host both adult and kids climbing:



















Sunday, October 27












MyBodyMoveZ Studio 2570 Dynasty Loop, Woodbridge, VA 22192 - So much fun it's scary! Join us on Sunday, 10/27 for a Halloween Family Dance Party from 1:00-3:00pm! Bring the whole family, wear your costumes and dance the afternoon away. Kids under 10 are free. $10/person. All children must be accompanied by an adult. See you there!

Tuesday, October 29
Spooky Tots at Virginia Gateway will be Tuesday, October 29th at 10:30am! Songs, facepainting, Halloween crafts, giveaways, and more! 

Wednesday, October 30














14906 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Woodbridge, VA 22191 Trick or Treat at Envoy! On Wednesday, October 30th Envoy Nursing home will be giving out candy to little trick or treaters that show up at our facility between 2pm and 6pm. This offers a safe environment for little ones to trick or treat and allows our residents to enjoy seeing them in their costumes! Just wanted to extend an invitation to the children that already bring joy to our residents! Thank you so much!!!

Thursday, October 31 
Join our awesome sponsor, the Marketplace at Madison Crescent for free Trick-or-Treat, Face Painting, Treat Bags, and a Costume Contest from 3-5pm! 

Come one, come all for the safer, non-scary alternative to traditional Trick or Treating! Come to Church on the Move (c/o Kids on the Move) from 6-8pm on 10/31 for fun games, prizes, tons of trunks filled with goodies and free donuts and cider! Everything is free! Food! Fun! Fellowship! See you then! 

Potomac Mills Mall will offer Mall Trick or Treating from 6-7:30pm.  

First Nazarene of Woodbridge will hold their Harvest Festival, times not published as of date of publish on this article.  




Manassas St. Thomas St. Thomas UMC, Manassas campus is having one on Halloween night from 6-7:30pm at the corner of Grant and 234 Business. There will be hotdogs, chips, fresh popped popcorn, sodas, water, AND of course, CANDY! Plus games, 2 moon bounces, old cartoon movies, photo booth, and the Manassas City Fire Truck and Rescue Squad car will be here!http://stthomasumc.org/announcements/trunks-of-treats.html

Manassas Mall offers Trick R Treat from 5-7pm.  



The Arc of Greater Prince William/Insight "The Out-of-Sync Child" Program, October 1, 2013

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Published: 09/14/2013

Soccer Shots Free Demo Day- September 16, 2013

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Published: 09/12/2013

Meet Corry Matthews

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Published: 09/10/2013


Normally when I introduce a business, I introduce the business by name, but this time, I’d rather you start off by meeting the owner.  You’ve met Corry before, actually, she’s the one who introduced me to protein powder that tastes like Nestle’s Quick, which is actually a godsend right now, because post-radiation I hate food. (It’s very sad).  Anyway, Corry is a local business owner, mom, fitness and nutrition expert, and author, and I really want you to meet the “mom behind the magic”.

I had a chance to chat with Corry the other day about a few of her passions, including her kids, fitness, and her nutrition businesses.  Here’s a little of what we chatted about.
Being a mom is really hard! I know we all have a million hats in the air.  How do you find time to do everything that you do on a daily basis and help your family stay healthy?
I feel like the key is that too many times moms think “as long as I take care of the kids and their needs, it’s fine”, but they never take care of themselves.  Moms, we’re just tired all day long and it’s always give, give, give.  Even I am tempted (and I do) to just run through the drive through sometimes, but what kind of example is that? I think it’s about little changes, mom being able to cook something for dinner that can go in the car to soccer and gymnastics is a big help!

It is always give, give, give! We started our “school” schedule and we’re running constantly from scouts to soccer to hockey to art…How do you find time to take care of yourself in the midst of all that?
There is a discipline to it.  As far as exercise, I do get up early and get on the treadmill before my kids wake up, I use the preschool time at the gym to both network and sneak in a workout, and I get my real “me” time after the kids go to bed.  It would be great to have more of that “me” time, but I try to schedule my day with all the things I need, including time for myself, and really keep to it.  I’ve found that keeping to a schedule really allows me to have more down time for me.  It’s not, by any means, perfect, sometimes I have to really tell myself “do what you’d tell your clients to do”. 
I think that’s what makes working with you as a fitness coach or nutrition expert really easy, is that you are a real person, a real mom, so you get how it is.
My favorite part of the book (Corry is co-author of 9 Months In 9 Months Out) is actually the birth stories at the end.  All of the authors had a connection to health or fitness, but here I was and I needed an emergency C-section, basically any kind of medical everything you could possibly need, I had to have it.  I think that as moms we need to have some reality with each other so we see there’s some light at the end of the tunnel, even when it doesn’t go the way we plan.
That’s so true- I think there’s a lot of pressure on moms in the media, on Pinterest, even just standing around at preschool.  How do you meet moms where they are and help them with health and fitness without it being more pressure?
When moms see Kate Middleton four weeks postpartum in a size zero, it’s hard, but I try to tell people, look, this is her role in life, to look a certain way.  You don’t see the six hours of physical training, you don’t see the restricted diet, and the constant pressure.  What it’s really about is you and your goals and who you are.  Are you a size 14 and unhappy? Where will you be happy- if it’s size 10 jeans, great, let’s do that, but if it’s more energy and feeling healthier, let’s do that, too. We can lose weight and be healthier, yes, but at the end of the day, let’s be happy.
I’m so about that- let’s be happy.  How can you help moms on that journey to happy- whatever it looks like? I think it can be a little intimidating, I know the first time I came to your store (Corry is the owner of Max Muscle Sports Nutrition’s Manassas and Springfield locations) I was worried there would be a “Must Be This Buff to Enter” sign!

(Laughs) You know, Max was actually the Founder's dog, and that logo is from his cultural heritage.  What it really is about is sitting down with me or my staff, and I only hire people who really care.  My Manassas store manager used to weigh over 300 pounds, so when you talk about compassion, he’s got it! If the store scares you, we have a Starbucks right next door, and I’ll meet moms for a nutrition/fitness consultation anywhere, even over the phone while baby naps! I’ll come speak to moms groups, I’ll come to school events, you can even bring a buddy with you.  I like to just sit down with people and talk about what their reality is right now, and then I always ask about what three things I can’t touch.  For most moms, that’s their morning coffee with half and half and their afternoon chocolate fix!


Well, you’re not helping anyone if mommy snaps and is screaming at everyone from lack of caffeine!

Right!  From there, it’s little changes that anyone can do without it being a burden.  This isn’t “no sugar” or “no carbs”, it’s small changes versus big sacrifices.
If you think you might be ready to make a few small changes in your life towards whatever your goals are, whether they’re pre-pregnancy jeans, feeling more energetic, or just getting happier, Corry is happy to meet with moms for free nutrition consultations.  She’s certified in pregnancy and post-partum nutrition, as well as in kids nutrition (think about your student-athlete who is living off Doritos), and she’s happy to meet you in her store, or at Starbucks.  To set up your appointment:
Corry Matthews 703-772-7113
Or, you can call the store for manager Stephen at 703-897-6299 (or just walk in, I promise you don’t have to be any particular shape or size to walk right in! Heck, they let me in!)

FREE Fall Fest at Stonebridge, September 14, 2013

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Published: 09/08/2013

Free Weekend at Weems-Botts September 14/15, 2013

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Published: 09/08/2013

World War II Weekend at Rippon Lodge

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Published: 09/03/2013

World War II Weekend - FREE Family Event

Joinus at Rippon Lodge September 7-8 from 11am-4pm. See military equipment, firing demo's, jeeps, home front displays and more. On Satruday, join us for special book talks and signings. On Sunday, meet Molly from the American Girl Doll Series to learn about life on the homefront from a kids point of view. This is a FREE family event. Please call 703-499-9812 for a complete list of the authors and living history units attending.

Featured Organization Friday: iWalk for ACTS

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Published: 08/30/2013

This sounds like a fun one.  Action in the Community Through Service (ACTS) is a mainstay in the Prince William County nonprofit scene.  They've been helping people in our area for as long as I can remember.  One of my first volunteer memories is helping with Operation Turkey, and another shortly after that was feeding people dinner at the emergency shelter with Girl Scouts.  ACTS is holding their 3rd Annual iWalk for ACTS to benefit families in need on Saturday, October 19th in Merchant's Park in Dumfries.  After the walk there's a FREE Family Festival with games, moonbounces, face painting, clowns, obstacle courses, free food, and more.  This definitely sounds like a great day for the family.

Don't wait until October, though! Sign up now for a family rate of $50, or, you can sign up as a fundraiser and get those in your life to help you sponsor this great walk!

ACTS runs a food pantry, homeless prevention shelter, domestic violence shelter, helpline and more.  They're a 4-Star Charity Navigator organization (remember- know who you're supporting!!) You can also support ACTS through the United Way: United Way NCA Designation Code: 8001
Combined Federal Campaign Number (CFC): 21878

Smithsonian Features Iconic Little Golden Books in Summer Display

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Published: 07/13/2013

Finding something to do for the summer just got easier with the opening of a special display about Little Golden Books at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. “The Art of Little Golden Books” will share the story of literacy in America in a fun and interactive format that visitors of all ages can enjoy. Located in the Albert H. Small Documents Gallery, it will feature a sampling of the artists’ illustrations from several early Little Golden Books and will be on display from June 28, 2013 to Jan. 5, 2014.
“There is something particularly wonderful about the beautifully illustrated Little Golden Books that captivated the imaginations of young readers across America,” said John Gray, director of the museum. “The National Museum of American History will display these little treasures and inspire young readers with the same books that sparked literacy in America over several decades.”
Little Golden Books transformed children’s reading habits in the early 20th century and became an icon in almost every American middle-class home. Before World War II, large-format, classic story books for children were prohibitively expensive and available to a privileged few. Little Golden Books offered new ideas and modern stories in an affordable format.
“This display will bring back fond childhood memories for many of our visitors who read these books in their early years,” said Melodie Sweeney, curator of the exhibition. “It will also offer a way for one generation to share with the next about their experiences of growing up and learning how to read.”
Visitors to the Little Golden Books exhibition will be able to view a reproduction of the original display units that were set up by the publishers after World War II in five-and-dime chains, grocery stores, and drugstores. In addition, some of the most popular books, such as Gaston and Josephine, Nurse Nancy, Doctor Dan the Bandage Man and The Two Little Miners, will be featured with a selection of classics for visitors to look through. The exhibit space will include seating, inviting visitors to read and relax as they take a step back in time with titles such as The Poky Little Puppy, Scuffy the Tugbout, and The Shy Little Kitten.
Through incomparable collections, rigorous research and dynamic public outreach, the National Museum of American History explores the infinite richness and complexity of American history. The museum helps people understand the past in order to make sense of the present and shape a more humane future. The museum is currently renovating its west exhibition wing, developing galleries on business, democracy and culture. For more information, visit http://americanhistory.si.edu. The museum is located at 14th Street and Constitution Avenue N.W., and is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (closed Dec. 25). Admission is free. For Smithsonian information, the public may call (202) 633-1000.

Free Movies in Dumfries!

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Published: 07/11/2013
Join Pillar Church of Dumfries and the Town of Dumfries for "Movies on the Lawn"! They'll be showing family-friendly films over the next three months, including "The Lorax" on July 12th, "Willie Wonka" on August 2nd, and "Wreck it Ralph" on September 14th.  Seating begins at 7:30pm and movies will begin at sunset.  This is the summer 2013 schedule.

4th of July Fun in Prince William County!

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Published: 07/04/2013

Not on the 4th Fireworks (Tim's Rivershore- 1510 Cherry Hill Road Dumfries VA): On June 29th, Tim's will host their annual "Not on the 4th" fireworks show.  Fireworks are launched from a barge on the river, and Tim's recommends coming early for a seat in the restaurant.  

Dale City Independence Day Parade (Dale Blvd from Keytone to Gemini): Dale City's annual parade always gets under way at 10am.  This LONG parade features local scouts, businesses, fire trucks, floats, and more, and ends in the commuter parking lot behind the Comcast building (think Dale City Farmer's Market) with a fun fair.  Bring cash to purchase drinks/snacks and line up early to get a good seat along the parade route, which follows the side of Dale Blvd. heading towards I-95, closing traffic to one lane each direction on the opposite side.  

City of Manassas (Harris Pavilion 9116 Center Street, Manassas VA)The City of Manassas celebrates the 4th of July with an Independence Day party with live music, rides, an Apple Pie Baking Contest, carnival foods, face painting, and a red, white, and blue hayride. Events kick off at 4pm, and fireworks are scheduled for 9:15. Rain date is July 5. Activities and food prices vary, no admission fee or fireworks charge. 

Pfitzner Stadium (7 County Complex Court, Woodbridge VA):  The Potomac Nationals, Prince William’s local minor league baseball team, hosts a game on the 4th complete with fireworks.  Purchase tickets ahead, they’re usually sold out at the gate. People do come out and sit around the exterior of the stadium to watch the fireworks- but plan to pay to park if you drive up to the stadium, and for it to be CROWDED getting out! 

Montclair at Dolphin Beach (Dolphin Drive and Spillway Lane, Dumfries VA): The MPOA sponsors a 4th of July Fete every year, and while only MPOA tag holders can attend the event on the beach, there is viewing available from side streets, or from the lawn of your nearest and dearest Montclair friends.  (If you don't have a Montclair friend, make one- you've got time!) 

Signal Hill Park (9300 Signal View Dr. Manassas Park VA): Thursday, July 4th from 7-10pm, free admission, shuttle service from VRE and City Hall, $5 on-site parking handicap only, limited general parking across the street. 

Great Meadow Foundation (5089 Old Tavern Road, The Plains VA):  Great Meadow Foundation’s festivities.  General Admission is $40 per car at the gate or $35 in advance.  Included in admission, which begins at 4pm, is rock wall, laser tag, moon bounces, bands, and a rain machine.  There will also be helicopter performances, polo demonstrations, and one of the area’s largest fireworks exhibitions.  Pony rides are available for $5, and there will also be food available for purchase if you prefer not to tailgate.  This location is about 11 miles from Haymarket and 46 miles (an hour) from Woodbridge.  

Lorton Workhouse (9601 Ox Road, Lorton VA): Will present a patriotic concert and fireworks on July 6th, with the concert beginning at 7pm and fireworks commencing at 9pm.  Both events are free, but you'll want to bring a blanket or lawn chairs, and plan to leave outside alcohol at home.  The Workhouse is on the opposite side of the Occoquan Bridge, 3 miles from Woodbridge, or 23 miles (about 30 minutes) from Bristow. 


Townof Haymarket (Corner of Route 55/Washington Street): The Third Annual Stars and Stripes Street Fair (July 13) will be a full day of fun from 1:00pm to 6:00pm with a street fair, summer concert, and Stars and Stripes Barbeque.  These events are free to attend and are not limited to Town of Haymarket residents. 

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Anytime activities are outside, they can change with the weather, so please use common sense or call before heading out! These are just events presented, not endorsements, although we love to hear reviews, so send us yours! We're happy to link to your business or blog.  Also, if we're missing something, let us know! 

2013 Music at the Marina

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Music at the Marina is back! Once again, this family-fun event is taking place at Leesylvania State Park on June 29th, 2013. Starting at 7pm, this season’s entertainment features the United States Navy Band Country Current, who offer a universally pleasing mix of bluegrass music and country twang. Music at the Marina has something for everyone this summer: live music, food, kid-friendly activities, and fireworks. It’s sure to please the whole family.

This year's entertainment is unlike anything previously seen at Music at the Marina, for the United States Navy premiere bluegrass and country ensemble, Country Current, will be playing one night only, June 29. Founded in 1973 by the well-known Bill Emerson, the band boasts a long line of prestigious musical talent, and has been providing entertainment to various audiences for close to 40 years. Country Currentmakes a point to reach out to communities across the country and Music at the Marina is no exception.

Holding true to tradition, Music at the Marina is taking place at Leesylvania State Park, located right next the Potomac River. Leesylvania State Park is part of the Virginia Association for Parks, a non-profit group that works hard to promote community events within Virginia parks. Located in Prince William County, Leesylvania Park is a great setting to hold this community sponsored event, Music at the Marina.

Music at the Marina is an exciting event for the whole family. With music and activities to occupy all ages, this night of music and community fun is not to be missed. Music at the Marina is free, thanks to Steve’s Auto Repair and Friends of Leesylvania State Park. Both sponsors are providing various prizes to win throughout the night. Located in Woodbridge, Steve’s Auto Repair “is glad to once again be part of this great event and relishes the opportunity to help those within the area enjoy good music and family-centered fun


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Prince William Health District

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Published: 06/26/2013

PRINCE WILLIAM HEALTH DISTRICT ANNOUNCES BRANDING CAMPAIGN
Serves Residents of Prince William County, and the Cities of Manassas and Manassas Park
(MANASSAS, Va.) — The Prince William Health District recently introduced an updated visual identity, including a new logo, to support its visibility within the community. The new branding campaign is designed to promote the various and diverse services that the Prince William Health District provides to those in the greater Prince William area.
Health Director Dr. Alison Ansher says, “We serve the residents of the cities of Manassas and Manassas Park, as well as Prince William County. Prince William Health District does so many things for our community, yet many people either don’t know who we are or don’t understand what we do. We’re hoping this new initiative will help everyone know that we are available to all residents in the greater Prince William area.”
The Prince William Health District is one of 35 health districts in the state. It is part of the Virginia Department of Health, headquartered in Richmond. It operates in cooperation with the jurisdictions of Prince William County and the cities of Manassas and Manassas Park, and receives a portion of its operational funding from them. The Prince William Health District embraces its vision of “A Community of Healthy People and a Healthy Environment” and is dedicated to promoting optimum wellness, preventing illness, responding to emergencies, and protecting the environment and health of its residents. Some of the services the Prince William Health District provides include:
  • Investigation, Diagnosis and Treatment of Communicable Disease
  • Immunizations
  • Restaurant and Pool Permitting and Inspections
  • Water Quality Protection
  • Dental Services for Children and Seniors
  • Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Nutritional Services
  • Registration of Death Certificates
  • Response to Public Health Emergencies
    Services are provided at locations throughout the community. For more information about the Prince William Health District, view the attached fact sheet or visit http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/LHD/PrinceWilliam. You can also follow the Health District on Twitter @PrinceWilliamHD or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/PrinceWilliamHealthDistrict.
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The Prince William Health District is dedicated to promoting optimum wellness, preventing illness, responding to emergencies and protecting the environment and health of our residents.
What Does Public Health Look Like in the Prince William Health District?
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The Prince William Health District works to promote public health in many ways:
Public Health is the science of protecting and improving the health of entire populations
through promotion of healthy lifestyles, disease and injury prevention and detection and control of infectious diseases. Our population includes Prince William County, Manassas City and Manassas Park, and it is our vision that this will be a community of healthy people and a healthy environment.
Unlike clinical professionals, who focus primarily on treating individuals after they become sick or injured, as public health professionals we try to prevent problems from happening or recurring by implementing educational programs, recommending policies, administering services and conducting research. We work with local, regional and national partners to limit health disparities and promote healthcare equity, quality and accessibility.
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We monitor the health status of the community.
This includes tracking trends in health indicators such as vaccination rates among children.
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We conduct primary and secondary research on various public health issues.
Research ranges from communitywide health assessments to studies on specific topics like breast cancer awareness.
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We implement evidence-based health prevention strategies.
We promote initiatives including worksite wellness and breastfeeding programs, among others.
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We provide leadership and instruction on emerging health issues.
Spearheading efforts in the community to address issues ranging from the flu to childhood obesity.
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We detect, investigate and appropriately address reportable communicable diseases in the community. Examples include foodborne and other gastrointestinal diseases, respiratory illnesses and sexually transmitted infections.
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We promote healthy behaviors through education and counseling.
This encompasses anything from hand-washing practices to preconception health education for better birth outcomes.
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We supply nutrition education, healthy foods and breastfeeding support for Women, Infants & Children. The WIC program encourages healthy pregnancy outcomes, healthy eating and general better health.
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We offer immunizations, dental care and health screenings and referrals to other systems, programs and clinics when necessary.
We work with local health providers and social service departments to ensure that patients receive coordinated care.
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We train for and plan responses to a wide range of health threats and emergencies. Recent examples include our response to the H1N1 pandemic and natural disasters.
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We foster safe and healthful physical environments.
Activities include inspecting onsite sewage ground water, encouraging Chesapeake Bay protection and more.
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We ensure food and water safety.
We ensure compliance with regulations or laws by inspecting restaurants, hotels and care facilities.
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We limit, prevent and alleviate environmental hazards.
This includes assisting in the repair of failing septic systems, handling chemical spills and promoting preparedness.
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We partner with community organizations to support systemic solutions to health concerns.
We co-lead the Live Well! Coalition, a variety of organizations and agencies dedicated to preventing chronic disease.
For more information about the Prince William Health District, visit
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Summer Food Service Program- Prince William County, 2013

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Published: 06/23/2013

Prince William County Public Schools is participating in the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided at eligible schools during their summer school session. Breakfast and lunch will be available to those students enrolled in summer school, as well as any children age 18 and  under from the surrounding community who care to eat. Meals will be provided to all children without charge. Acceptance and participation requirements for the program and all activities are the same for all, regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service.
Meals will be provided at the sites and times as follows:
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Bel Air Elementary SchoolJuly 29–August 16     
8:30–9:30 a.m.
12-12:30 p.m.
Belmont Elementary SchoolJuly 8–July 26
8:30–9:30 a.m.
11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Dale City Elementary School
(No service 7/3, 7/4, 7/5)
June 24–August 15   
(Mon.–Thurs.)
8:45–9:15 a.m.
11:55 a.m.–12:25 p.m.
Enterprise Elementary SchoolJuly 8–July 26
8:30–9 a.m.
10:55–11:40 a.m.
Featherstone Elementary SchoolJuly 8–July 26
8:30 –9 a.m.
11:45 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
Fitzgerald Elementary SchoolJuly 8–July 26
8–9:45 am.
11 a.m.–12:10 p.m.
Freedom High School
(No Service 7/4)
June 24–August 2     
7:30–8 a.m.
11–11:30 a.m.
Godwin Middle School
July 8–July 25
(Mon.–Thurs.)
7:30–7:45 a.m.
12–12:30 p.m.
Kerrydale Elementary SchoolJuly 8–July 26
8:45–9 a.m.
11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Kilby Elementary SchoolJuly 8–July 26
8:20–9 a.m.
11:15 a.m.–12 p.m.
Marumsco Hills Elementary SchoolJuly 8–July 26
8:45–9:30 a.m.
11:45–12:30 p.m.
Minnieville Elementary School
July 8–July 26
8:30–9 a.m.
10:30–11:30 a.m.
Mullen Elementary School
July 8–July 26
8:40–9 a.m.
11–11:30 a.m.
Potomac Middle School
(No service July 4)
June 24–July 18
(Mon.–Thurs.) No lunch on July 2 and July 16
8–8:25 a.m.
11–11:25 a.m.
Rippon Middle School           
July 8–July 26
7:30–8 a.m.
9:45–11 a.m.
Stonewall Middle SchoolJuly 8–July 26
8:05–8:20 a.m.
11:30–11:50 a.m.
Sudley Elementary School
July 8–July 26
8:30–9 a.m.
10:45 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
Triangle Elementary School
July 8–July 26
8:45–9:30 a.m.
11:15 a.m.–12:25 p.m.
Vaughan Elementary SchoolJuly 8–July 26
8:30–9 a.m.
11 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
West Gate Elementary School
July 15–Aug. 15
(Mon.–Thurs.)
8–8:45 a.m.
11–11:45 a.m.
Woodbridge Middle SchoolJuly 8–July 26
7:30–7:50 a.m.
10:45–11:15 a.m.
Yorkshire Elementary SchoolJuly 8–August 2
8:30–9:15 a.m.
11 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

2013 Summer Sounds Series- Manassas

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Published: 06/21/2013

2013 Summer Sounds Concerts will be held on select dates at 6:30pm at the Harris Pavilion (9116 Center Street in Old Town Manassas).

June 22- Washington Scottish Pipe Band
July 6- Jamey Turner on the Glass Harp
July 20- Linda Lay and Springfield Exit
August 3- Andrew McKnight and Beyond Borders
August 17- Dixie Power Trio
August 31- Prince William Community Band

All concerts are free of charge, with sponsorship provided by Micron Technology Foundation and the City of Manassas.   Enjoy!