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Discover Western Prince William August 2019
Your Business
in Action
~ Sarah Smarrelli
Historic Manassas Hosts Bands, Brews & Barbecue
Get ready for a good time in Historic Downtown Manassas, when the 9th Annual
Band, Brews & Barbecue Festival comes to town on
September 7 from noon­6:00
p.m. (last pour at 5:30 p.m.). This ticketed event
features award-winning craft beers and distilled
spirits for sampling, some of Northern Virginia's best
barbecue for purchase, and live music. The music
line-up includes Swim in the Wild, Mojo Mothership,
and Harlen Simple. Taster tickets (age 21+) are
$50 and include a souvenir tasting glass and a
taster wristband for tasting, beer, wine, and spirits.
Non-taster tickets are $15 (age 13+). Children 12
and under are free. The event takes place on the
Manassas Museum Lawn (9101 Prince William
Street). For more information or to purchase tickets,
visit and click on Events.
An Artist With a Passion for Teaching
Christine Raymond considers herself an artist who
teaches and proudly confesses that teaching is her close
second love to drawing and painting. To satisfy both of
these passions, she has been teaching children's art
classes since 2006 in Creative Brush Studio--the Historic
Manassas studio she shares with her mother. Christine's
classes are not just for play, but instead focus on authentic
elements of design and specific art techniques. Thanks in
part to her guidance and mentoring, many of her students
pursue art degrees at prestigious universities. Although
the summer camps recently finished up with a final art
show, Christine does have weekend art workshops
throughout the year, as well as adult classes. Visit
www. or for more information.
Everyone Can Join in the Fun at
Gainesville Dance's Inclusive Event
August 16 from 6:00­7:30 p.m., Gainesville
Dance Center (GDC) is hosting a free structured
dance class for students with disabilities. The
class--taught by certified Virginia educators
with experience in inclusion classroom settings--is designed to provide a unique
learning opportunity for these students in a fun, safe, and inclusive environment.
All ages are welcome, and no dance experience is required. For more information
or to RSVP (by August 14), send an email to or call (703) 257-
5000. The class will be held at the GDC facility located at 13575 Wellington Center
Circle, Gainesville.
CASA Hosts Evening Under the Stars
For the
22nd year,
CASA (Court
A p p o i n t e d
S p e c i a l
Advocates) is
hosting their
s i g n a t u r e
f u n d r a i s i n g
e v e n t ,
E v e n i n g
Under the
Stars on
September 13 from 5:30­11:00 p.m. at Gala Cuisine at Foxchase Manor (8310
Chatsworth Drive, Manassas). This black tie-optional event features live entertainment
by The Deloreans, dancing, auction, a catered dinner, and an open bar. This is your
chance to make a difference in the lives of abused children in our community. All
proceeds from the event help CASA provide an advocate to an average of 300 abused
children each year. Individual tickets are $250, and table sponsorships with 10
guests are also available for $2,000. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit
Manassas Teacher Amanda Cline Attends
Ford's Theatre Institute
Amanda Cline, fourth-grade Virginia studies and
language arts teacher at Richard C. Haydon Elementary
School in Manassas, was selected by Ford's Theatre
to attend the Catherine B. Reynolds Foundation Civil
War Washington summer teacher institute. During this
weeklong professional development program, educators
learned skills to help them include historic site field trips
in their curricula and harness the power of place in the
classroom. Through immersive visits to Civil War-era
historic sites in Washington, DC, educators learned first-
hand how field trips can be used to activate history and
how to use reflection to integrate field trips into classroom learning.
Animal Shelter Bunnies Seek New Home
Arya and Hazel are a bonded pair of adorable bunnies that hope to find an awesome
family to adopt them. They are around one-and-
a-half years old and very sweet. They also both
love to eat carrots, apples, and kale. Contact
Kimberly Wieland, Animal Shelter Supervisor,
City of Manassas Animal Adoption Center at
(703) 257-2420 or kwieland@ci.manassas.
Amanda Cline
Christine Raymond