Yoga on the Lawn at Rippon Lodge

Enjoy performing yoga on the lawn with amazing views of the Potomac River and historic Rippon Lodge in the background. No one could ask for a better outdoor venue to exercise. Join certified instructor Christopher Glowacki for an hour long Vinyasa yoga practice. Beginning yoga students to well-versed devotes are welcomed. Participants are encouraged to bring a yoga mat, towel and plenty of water; beginners may want to bring a block and/or strap. Classes are offered most Saturday mornings from May to September. Call Rippon Lodge to confirm class day and times. Those purchasing 10 classes will receive punch cards which are good for the whole season. Additional classes may be purchased at any time.

Meet at the Marina in Lot #1. Join our kids fishing tournament and see what you can catch. There is some fishing equipment that participants can borrow, but we encourage folks to bring their own. There are several volunteers on hand to give participants help. Sponsored by the Friends of Leesylvania State Park.

Come on out on a beautiful summer Saturday night and watch a major motion picture. Bring a picnic blanket and lawn chairs and either bring a meal from home or stop in at any of the surrounding restaurants to pick up a meal and bring it outside and watch Movies Under the Stars. Tonight’s showing is A DOG’S PURPOSE.

Meet at the Pond by the Playground. Explore the animals that live in our pond. You’ll get to see frogs, turtles, and fish. A ranger will use nets to catch animals that are under the water so you can see them up close and personal. For more information please call (703)583-6904.

Meet at the Bushey Point Trailhead in the Marina Parking Lot. Explore the wet side of the park on this guided hike into the tidal wetlands along Bushey Point. Learn some of the plants that live their lives under water, their vital role in the environment, and look for some of the wildlife that they support. Please wear close-toed shoes you don’t mind getting wet. For more information please contact 703-583-6904.

We have a woodcut and print demonstration instructed by Max-Karl Winkler, August 4, 6-8 pm in the Caton Merchant Family Gallery (9419 Battle St. Manassas VA 20110). Join us Saturday, August 4 at 6 pm in the Caton Merchant Family Gallery (Center for the Arts of Greater Manassas/PW County) for a woodcut and print demonstration by artist and previous Smithsonian educator, Max-Karl Winkler. The demonstration will be followed by a Q & A. Max-Karl Winkler has been an artist and teacher in the Washington metropolitan area since 1984; his work is in the collections of the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian Institution, the National Museum of American Art, the Georgetown University Library, and many private collections. His recent work has been executed in pen and ink, woodcut, wood engraving, watercolor, and oil painting, with additional interest in more complex techniques and formats such as: the multiblock color woodcut, the reduction woodcut, and the whiteline woodcut.

Every Tuesday from May to October, from 3:30pm to 7:00pm, in the Tackett’s Mill parking lot off Harbor Drive, local producers come from around Virginia to offer fresh products. Here are some of our producers: •Real Country Sausage •Honeycomb Heroes •Green Hope Smoothie Co. •Gonzales Produce •Sergios’ Produce •Gypsy Hill •Great Harvest Bread Company •Valley View Bakery •C&A Produce

What is the Museum staff up to today? Are they playing games, creating a craft, cooking a meal, or breaking a secret code from the past? Stop by the Manassas Saturday Farmer’s Market at the Prince William Street commuter lot across from the new Baldwin School through October and see what is going on.

Join Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park staff for the 155th anniversary of the Battle of Bull Run Bridge– part of the opening rounds of what would become the Second Battle of Manassas. Hours before the Battle of Kettle Run to the South, the Battle of Bull Run Bridge was the first Federal attempt to drive Stonewall Jackson away from Manassas. This August 27th battle, while small, was particularly bloody for the Union Army and took a heavy toll on the regiments that fought there. Visit the ground on the actual anniversary for specialized in-time walking tour that will make this forgotten battle come to life in vivid detail.

Enjoy a display of vintage and classic cars on the lawns of Rippon Lodge Historic Site. Cars from 1950 to 1900 are welcome to be displayed. Visitors may ask questions and take pictures of the vehicles. Period games available for kids to play on the lawn. Guided tours of the lodge are available for $5 per person on the hour.

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