Bookbinding Workshop

10 a.m. – noon; $30 per person with limited seating so please reserve your spot!

Whether a novice or you have experience, you are bound to learn something new in this fun class as you make a book to use or display.  You will also learn about bookbinding history, binding techniques  and terminology as you create you own lovely hardbound book.  The course is led by Angela Finet who has taught bookbinding across the United States for 15 years.  Please bring an awl (or paper piercer), bone folder (or creasing tool), scissors, glue stick, pencil, ruler and a mouse pad or cutting mat.  All other materials will be provided.

Brentsville Courthouse Historic Centre, 12229 Bristow Road, Bristow, VA 703-365-7895.


Herbal Teas and Medicines of the 19th Century

1 p.m. -3 p.m.; $30 per person, advanced registration is required.

Before the invention of “modern” medicine, many medicines were made from different plants and herbs ground into pastes, teas, elixirs, and foods. Join us for herbal inspired tea and appetizers as you learn about some of the different herbs used for medicines, what illnesses they treated and how effective they actually were.  Price of admission includes tea, light refreshments and a special presentation at the Civil War hospital. A tour of the hospital is included after the program for all interested.  Reservations are required.

Ben Lomond Historic Site, 10321 Sudley Manor Dr., Manassas, VA. 703-367-7872.

The Mid-Atlantic Police Motorcycle Rodeo.

100-150 motorcycle police officers will be competing in a riding skills rodeo.  This provides training and networking for the officers and fun for the public to watch.  We are also raising funds to support the  Make-A-Wish foundation.


The Rodeo will be held Sept. 12-15. The 12-14 are practice days. Sept. 14 there will be practice and a challenge ride.  Saturday the 15, opening ceremonies are at 0800 followed by competition until 1600.


There will be raffles on Saturday with fabulous items to win. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend and cheer on the riders, win prizes, and see a great show!

Prince William County’s premier Chili Cook-Off and Fall Fest at the Stonebridge, Potomac Town Center! Exhibitors, vendors, and top notch entertainment will begin at 11 am. Look for lots of interactive activities, and prizes. The event will close with a family friendly movie AT 7PM on the Potomac Town center’s Mega Tron with popcorn available compliments of Wegmans! COST OF ADMISSION IS FREE!!! Located just off Interstate 95 in Woodbridge, VA is the modern and lavish Potomac Town Center. Covering 120 acres, the Potomac Town Center offers vistors a unique shopping experience with over 500,000-square-feet of retail space! With an intelligent layout and elegant design, the Center entertains and welcomes all who visit. The enormous Wegmans grocery store is 138,000-square-feet and can be seen from the Interstate. VENDOR SIGN UP Produced by KOJAM Productions, Inc. 703-328-4531

  • Presented By: Potomac Nationals
  • Dates: September 7, 2018
  • Location: Potomac Nationals
  • Address: Northwest Federal Field at Pfitzner Stadium, 7 County Complex Court, Woodbridge, VA 22192
  • Time: 7:05 PM
  • By virtue of winning the first half division title, the Potomac Nationals will host at least one playoff game. That will be Game 3 of this best-of-5 first round series against an opponent TBD. Games one and two are road games for Potomac, so Game 3 will be at home, and should the series need to go to Games 4 and/or 5, those games will be held the next 2 days. Come on out to the ballpark to watch the Potomac Nationals compete with 3 other teams in the Carolina League to try and win the Carolina League Mills Cup Championship. (Previous championships won in 1982, 1989, 2008, 2010, 2014.) 
  • Presented By: Historic Occoquan
  • Dates: September 7, 2018
  • Location: River Mill Park
  • Address: Mill Street, Occoquan, VA 22125
  • Time: 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM
  • Price: free
  • The Town of Occoquan is proud to announce free Movies in the Park as part of our summer concert series, Music on Mill!

    Friday, September 7th we’ll be showing Avengers: Infinity War!

    Movies start at sundown, about 7:45pm for this date. Bring a blanket or lawn chair pick up a snack in town or pack your own and head down to River Mill Park for movie fun and stunning views of the Occoquan River. Feel free to come in costume!
    Avengers Infinity War is rated PG-13.

Labor Day Farm Fun Day

Fishing 101

  • Presented By: Leesylvania State Park
  • Dates: August 31, 2018
  • Location: Leesylvania State Park
  • Address: 2001 Daniel K. Ludwig Drive, Woodbridge, VA 22191
  • Time: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Are you between 7 and 16 years of age and want to learn the basics of fishing? Join a Park ranger to learn all you need to know about fishing and try for yourself to catch and release a fish. All you need to bring is sunscreen, insect repellent, water, and plenty of energy.
    Space is limited. Register in advance by calling the Visitor Center at 703-583-6904.

    Meet at Boat Launch #2 by Bushey Point Trail.

  • Presented By: Marine Corps Base Quantico
  • Dates: August 25, 2018
  • Location: Marine Corps Base Quantico
  • Address: 3250 Catlin Ave, Quantico, VA
  • Time: 6:00 AM to 11:00 AM
  • The Quantico Tri features a start near Officers Candidate School, a 750 meter open water swim in the Potomac River, and a 20K (12.4 mile) cycle tour of the Marine Corps Base, founded in 1917. The Quantico Tri will conclude with a 5K run, the distance every Marine must complete annually as part of the Marine Corps physical fitness test. For those desiring only to run, the Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) introduces the Quantico 12K, to be hosted alongside the Quantico Tri. The run is a perfect distance at the perfect time in MCM training.


A magical, musical extravaganza is coming to the Gregory Theater.  The Center for the Arts’ Pied Piper Theatre is bringing to life the most exciting, splendiferous, and fantastical presentation of SEUSSICAL, Jr. Join us as we bring to life all of your favorite Dr. Seuss characters, including the Cat in the Hat, Horton the Elephant, Mayzie La Bird, Gertrude McFuzz, and the Whos of Whoville, and more!  A delightful mixture of all of the Dr. Seuss books makes this both an entertaining and educational experience for all ages.  Don’t miss this wonderful adventure into the imagination!  Book by Lynn Ahrens & Stephen Flaherty, music by Stephen Flaherty & lyrics by Lynn Ahrens.  Seussical Jr. was conceived by Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty & Eric Idle &based on the works of Dr. Seuss. Music supervised, adapted, produced by Bryan Louiselle. 

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