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Art for Wounded Marines

The following was sent to us by Nina Foster:

The National Museum of the Marine Corps is pleased to sponsor a project to collect original art for wounded Marines. The Museum will collect children's art work from now until November 30, 2010. The collection of original student works will be displayed in the Wounded Warrior wing of the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.

Children are welcome to draw, color or paint a picture for our Wounded Warriors, along with including a message. The only requirement is that the art fit on an 8 1/2 X 11 inch piece of paper. Be sure that each child puts his or her name, hometown and grade level on the back of the artwork submission.

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.:

Bluemont Hosts Its 41st Annual Country Fair This Weekend

This Saturday and Sunday, September 18-19, the Bluemont Cititzens Association invites "neighbors" from surrounding communities to join them for a country fair. The fair, a tradition of 41 years, is held in the center of Bluemont, a quaint and delightful village in the foothills of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.

The fair offers more than thirty types of attractions and is sure to please everyone in your family. You'll find juried crafters and live demonstrations of historic crafts. Ladies from towns all around will bring home-baked goods to please your palate, and there are even pie and pickle—yes, I said pickle—making contests. There is an abundance of live music, and your children will also be entertained with games and fun especially for them.

Auditions for "Charlotte's Web" in Manassas

Calling all actors ages 8-18! On Friday, September 10 and Saturday, September 11 auditions will be held for the November production of the Pied Piper Children's Theatre "Charlotte's Web." Auditions will be conducted at the Center for the Arts located at 9419 Battle Street in Manassas, VA.

1st Annual Wine & Arts Festival

Save the date! Old Town Manassas will be holding its first ever Wine & Arts Festival on Saturday, September 18. The festival will feature free tastings from local restaurants, wineries and art work from local artists.

The Wine & Arts Festival will also feature live music by Jason Paul Curtis with the Fabulous Bob Meyer Trio. The event will run from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Old Town Manassas and the food tastings are FREE. However, if you are a wine-taster, the admission cost will be $10 a person.  For more information about the festival check out www.visitmanassas.org.

Manassas Museum Event Tickets On Sale Now

It may be your last chance to buy tickets to the Manassas Museum’s “Spies in the Attic” at Liberia Manassas on August 28. The 10:00 a.m. tour is already sold out, but there are a few tickets left of the 1:00 p.m. tour. You better act fast!

On Saturday, September 11, at 2:00 p.m. the Manassas Museum is sponsoring A Civil War Trails Old Town Walking Tour. It is easy to forget that the Manassas sidewalks were once crowded with 24,000 Confederate soldiers. The tour will bring to life the stories about the transformation and the destruction of the area during the Civil War.

The walking tour is $15 and advance tickets are required. If there is inclement weather, the new date will be September 25. To purchase tickets you can visit www.manassasmuseum.org or call 703-368-1873.

Last Chance to Visit "From Cows to Condos" Exhibit

The Manassas Museum has been hosting “From Cows to Condo” exhibit since October 3 of last year. The exhibit will be ending on September 6, so if you did not get a chance to visit yet you should plan to head there soon! It is an opportunity to learn about Manassas and Prince William County’s 20th Century transformation from an agricultural community to a suburban community.

The Manassas Museum is open Tuesday through Sunday and Mondays on Federal Holidays. The hours of visitation are 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Adults are $5.00, seniors over 60 and children are $4.00, and children under 6 are free.