Events for Saturday, April 20, 2013

Hangar Dance

Saturday, 04/20/2013 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Fund raising Gala to raise money for the Freedom Museum. WWII style hangar dance at the Manassas Regional airport. Food, music by Swing Machine (live band) cash bar, vintage aircraft, silent auction, costumes, lots of fun. Attachments

Show your Earth Day Spirit – make a collage with us in the gallery, April 20th, 4-5pm!

Saturday, 04/20/2013 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

  Show your Earth Day Spirit – make a collage with us  in the gallery, April 20th, 4-5pm!  

6th Annual Spring Cleaning Day

Saturday, 04/20/2013 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

6th Annual   Presented by   It's that time of year to let the fresh air in and clean those closets out! In honor of Earth Day on April 22nd, Old Town Manassas announces the 6th Annual Spring Cleaning Day to be held on Saturday, April 20th at the Harris Pavilion.  FREE Pedicab rides will be provided throughout the day! Recycle those gently used household items or clothes to a worthy cause, visit with the recycling and environmental exhibitors, and help the kids make earth friendly art projects! The day includes exhibitors from non-profit and civic organizations providing recycling and environmental information. Historic Manassas, Inc. will once again partner with the City of Manassas in a Community Shred (10AM-2:30PM).  The Shredding Truck will be located on West Street (between Center and Church Street).  Attendees are asked to park in the back of the BB&T parking lot and form a line along West Street to drop off their documents to be shredded.  Click HERE to see a map of the shredding truck layout. Partcipating non-profits include: Group Name Information Crime Solvers of Manassas/Manassas Park Distributing information and promotional materials for CrimeSolvers.org Habitat For Humanity ReStore Promoting donation and recycling opportunities at the ReStore. Information will be provided about the ReStore and Habitat's building programs. Accepting: tools, hardware, light fixtures, plumbing materials.  Large donations will be directed to the restore down the street (9506 Center Street). Keep Prince William Beautiful Provide recycling and litter education through games, visuals, and information.  We will also educate the community about opportunities and programs for environmental stewards. Manassas City Police Department Information on litter enforcement month, graffiti, etc. Will collect cell phones to be refurbished as 9-1-1 cell phones. Manassas City Public Schools Display the Growing Up Green Program Manassas Lioness Lions Club Will collect cell phones, inkjet cartridges, eye glasses, hearing aides, ipods, laptops, digital cameras, gold, gps, hand held games, and USB aircards. Prince William SPCA PAW Express (26 foot long) adoption van, "recycling" dogs and cats from PWC Animal Shelter to begin new lives in new homes!! Project Mend-A-House We will provide brochures and information on preventing falls in homes.  Anyone who wishes to donate to Project Mend-A-House, please click here. Volunteer Prince William Provide information on volunteering and give-aways.   The annual Old Town Merchant Sidewalk Sale will run from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Make sure to visit the merchants! NEW THIS YEAR!  We will host a COMMUNITY YARD SALE.  If you live in the Manassas area and would like to participate, click here for details!  ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULE  Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-qformat:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin-top:0in; mso-para-margin-right:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:10.0pt; mso-para-margin-left:0in; line-height:115%; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-fareast-theme-font:minor-fareast; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;} Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE 10:00am-10:45am and 11:00am-11:45am Jordan Onijs, Violinist, is a member of the Youth Symphony Orchestra and has been for the past six years. He has participated in over 16 orchestral events in the past five years, 5 solo events, and a Music Festival in Europe in 2009. /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-qformat:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin-top:0in; mso-para-margin-right:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:10.0pt; mso-para-margin-left:0in; line-height:115%; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-fareast-theme-font:minor-fareast; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;} 12:00pm-12:45pm Cedar Run came together from the original group the Mill Run Dulcimer Band. These three folks just seem to click when playing Old-Time, Folk, or Celtic-style music.  You'll enjoy their unique arrangements and adaptations on traditional songs and tunes as well as their own creations and their use of a variety of instruments such as Appalachian Dulcimer, Guitar, Tenor Banjo, Mandolin, Mandola, Bouzouki (Octave Mandolin) and Upright Bass to accompany their superb vocal arrangements.   1:00pm-1:45pm Alan Byrd /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-qformat:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin-top:0in; mso-para-margin-right:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:10.0pt; mso-para-margin-left:0in; line-height:115%; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-fareast-theme-font:minor-fareast; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;} /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-qformat:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin-top:0in; mso-para-margin-right:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:10.0pt; mso-para-margin-left:0in; line-height:115%; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-fareast-theme-font:minor-fareast; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;} Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE 2:00pm-2:45pm Magnificent Belly Dance connects women to the joy of being among women through dance. Please join the dance and share yourself with us. /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-qformat:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin-top:0in; mso-para-margin-right:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:10.0pt; mso-para-margin-left:0in; line-height:115%; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-fareast-theme-font:minor-fareast; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;}   ******************** Food Vendors are by invitation only. If you are a non-profit organization that can utilize gently recycled items to further your mission statement, you can sign up for a FREE booth space during our Spring Cleaning Day event.  Please click here for an application. If you are a vendor who makes products out of recycled items or sell items that furthers the mission of "Recycle, Reuse, Reduce" and would like to vend at Spring Cleaning day, please click here for an application. All participants MUST fill out a Participation Agreement, click HERE for a copy.  Questions about insurance, click here. Interested in Sponsoring this event?  Make sure to check out our Sponsorship Page!  We have sponsorship packages that include all our events, as well as a number of individual sponsorships per event.  If you are interested in becoming a Sponsor, please call Debbie Haight or Sarah McHugh at 703.361.6599. To view past pictures of this event, go to our Photo Gallery!   WANT TO VOLUNTEER AT THIS EVENT?  Make sure to complete a Volunteer Application by clicking here!  Return completed paperwork to Sarah McHugh at smchugh@historicmanassasinc.org or mail to Historic Manassas, Inc. ATT: Volunteer Manager 9431 West Street Manassas, VA 20110. Sponsored by Silver Sponsors           Marketing Sponsor    

Children's Consignment Sale

Saturday, 04/20/2013 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Children's Toy and Clothing Consignment Sale. Shop our gently used children's items. Spring and summer clothes for infants through age 16. Also includes, toys, books, DVD's, baby items, shoes and so much more! Attachments

Bicycle Tours

Saturday, 04/20/2013 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Bicycle Tour - includes day pass to the museum; Visit the Civil War sites where Confederate and Union soldiers camped, learn how the topography of the area has changed, and discover some little kow history. Bring your own bike. Attachments bike tour.png

Farmer's Market

Saturday, 04/20/2013 7:30 AM - 1:00 PM

  Find fresh produce, meats, beverages, baked goods, artisan crafts, and more from vendors within a 150-mile radius at the City of Manassas Farmer's Market.  Enjoy quality, fresh, homemade finds from local area vendors!   We love them too, but no pets are allowed at the market. Free parking is available in the Old Town parking garage.  SNAP proudly accepted.  

Carol Lopatin & Rosemary Luckett Landscape : Two Parables at the Center for the Arts/Caton Merchant Gallery

Thursday, 03/21/2013 10:00 AM - Thursday, 04/25/2013 5:00 PM

Carol Lopatin & Rosemary Luckett  Landscape : Two Parables  Carol Lopatin and Rosemary Luckett create a thoughtful narrative: of the natural world painted in acrylic by Lopatin and countered by human impact on the environment when photographically interpreted by Luckett. The good, bad and not always beautiful forces that make up our world, natural and otherwise, are depicted with skill and the critical eye of each artist. Collage with us  and Show your Earth Day Spirit – we’ll make a collage in the gallery on April 20th, 4-5pm. Perfect for ages 8-12 and above – younger children may want to participate with a parent. 

Exhibit - From Morning to Night Reveals Hidden History of Gilded Age South

Saturday, 03/09/2013 10:00 AM - Sunday, 04/21/2013 5:00 PM

The Manassas Museum to Host Traveling Exhibition on Domestic Service From Morning to Night Reveals Hidden History of Gilded Age South City of Manassas, VA . . . Although the work of early 20th century domestic servants has been romanticized lately by the likes of Carson and Mrs. Hughes of Downton Abbey fame, the reality for Virginia’s largely African-American domestic service corps was starkly different. Their story is the subject of a new Manassas Museum exhibit, From Morning to Night: Domestic Service in the Gilded Age South, opening March 9. The traveling exhibition, developed by the Maymont Foundation, presents a distinctly southern perspective on domestic service. Those African Americans who worked primarily in white households as cooks, maids, laundresses, nursemaids, butlers, and chauffeurs, were often hidden from view and largely hidden from history, but it was their labor that made their employers’ lifestyles appear effortless. For black southerners, the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries were anything but gilded. Slavery had ended, but subordination continued through social custom and increasing violence. A series of Jim Crow laws blocked the black vote and enforced strict racial segregation. African Americans, with limited education and employment opportunity, were compelled to take low-paying jobs in agriculture, some industries, and domestic service. African American women, who were excluded from most other occupations, dominated domestic service in the South, comprising 90% of the work force. Those who made their living “in service” faced long hours, low pay, and hard work. Domestic workers often struggled to balance employers’ expectations of long days or live-in service with the needs of their own families. Although their profession required deference, drudgery, and even invisibility, domestic workers strove to maintain dignity and self respect. Many took great pride in their work. Their modest wages helped raise families, support churches, and build vital communities. With nearly 70 photographs and illustrations, interpretive text, and numerous period quotations, From Morning to Night takes you into the home as workplace to share the perspectives of both server and served. From Morning to Night was funded in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and developed with the assistance of the Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia and the Virginia Association of Museums. The exhibit is open at The Manassas Museum from March 9 through April 21, and is included with admission. Attachments