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Potomac River Battle of the George Schools on Orange Line

The Battle of Georges, the Potomac River Shootout, the ax vs. the ‘fax, Outrage on the Orange Line, the mid-season NIT, no matter what you call it, local mid-majors The George Washington University and George Mason University are taking to the hardwood tonight for their annual battle of the haves vs. the have nots to determine who is the third best college basketball team in the D.C. metro.  Both schools lack football programs, so to determine regional superiority for schools named for guys named George they will leave it to one non-conference basketball game; let’s have a look at tail of tape:

Namesake: George Washington vs. George Mason

First Sunday Dance at the Candy Factory

Join the fabulous dance sessions on the 1st Sunday of each month from 4-6pm at the Center for the Arts in Old Town Manassas. On Sunday, December 5, the dance will be the rumba! Arrive at 3:30pm for a dance lesson with great dance instructors teaching you specific dances, followed by an open dance session where you can practice what you've just learned or refine steps you may already know! Beginners and advanced dancers are all welcome. Come try the gorgeous floors of the Kellar Theater at the Candy Factory. Bring your friends and family! Cost is $15.00 per person for lesson and dance session, $10 Dance only. Pay at the door.

Leesburg Executive Airport Hosts 2010 Open House and Air Show on Saturday, October 23, 2010

Free event promises fun for the whole family

Project Mend-A-House to Hold 2nd Annual Golf Tournament

Project Mend-A-House, a nonprofit home-repair group, will host its 2nd annual golf tournament this Friday. The money raised in the tournament will go directly towards which fixing up homes for seniors, the disabled and low-income Prince William County area residents.

The tournament will be held at Bristow Manor Golf Club, which is located at 11507 Valley View Dr. in Bristow, VA. Registration will begin at 7:00 a.m. and the tournament will begin at 8:00 a.m.

The entry fee is $100 per golfer. You can mail your registration to Project Mend-A-House's office at 7987 Ashton Ave., Suite 231, Manassas, Va. 20109. Tournament sponsorships are also available for $1,000, hole-in-one sponsorships are $500 and hole sponsorships are $100 each. For information, contact Kevin English at 703-499-2247 or varealest@aol.com.

Free Admission to English Horse Show

The Prince William Horse Association is sponsoring an English Horse Show this upcoming weekend on Sunday, August 29. The show will feature pleasure and jumping events and begin at 9:00 a.m. at the Prince William County Fairgrounds in the Horse Arena. This English Horse Show is 1 of 14 competitions the Prince William Horse Association hosts each year.

The fairgrounds are located at 10624 Dumfries Road in Manassas. Admission is free! For more information call 703-330-7584.

September Brings Festivals and More to Old Town Manassas

You want to make sure to stay in town for Saturday, September 18. Old Town Manassas is holding a variety of different festivals on this day, all within blocks of each other! The 35th Annual Edgar Rohr Memorial Car Meet will be from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on the lawn of the Manassas Museum.

Other festivals on this Saturday in September include the 7th Annual Old World Festival and the Taste of Manassas Arts and Food Festival. These will begin at 11:00 a.m. at the Harris Pavilion. Don’t miss out on the farmers market or the sidewalk sale either!