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Singing Christmas Trees in Manassas City 

​ ​ The house was clean and the Christmas boxes with decorations were lined up in the garage waiting for a tree. We piled in our vehicle to visit Plantland to see Don Gray. Greeted by Tiger, the skilled mouser, we meandered through Douglas Firs (labeled ugly trees) and Grand Firs to pick a small reasonably priced evergreen. It didn’t quite work out that way. … Continue reading Singing Christmas Trees in Manassas City 

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Messy fun at Manassas Clay

By: Theresa Coates Ellis — What happens when three adult daughters want family bonding time before dinner on a Friday evening? They book a clay sculpture class in Historic Manassas.  I love the arts, but never had the chance to sculpt a slab of clay from scratch. My husband wanted to  watch, but soon dug right in and took the craft quite seriously. With precision, … Continue reading Messy fun at Manassas Clay

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Step into September

    By: Theresa Coates Ellis — Manassas is buzzing during the month of September! With school back in action, fall right around the corner, and new events popping up every weekend, there’s plenty to keep up with! Labor Day Weekend: September 2, 3, 4 Labor Day is the end of summer and preparing for the fall season as we celebrate achievements with family and friends. The … Continue reading Step into September

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Awesome August Outings!

Every Tuesday in August: Take out Tuesday Concert Series 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm HARRIS PAVILION 9201 Center St get directions COST: Free CONTACT: Anna Marie Robinson 703-361-9800 Various local musicians performing a variety of songs. Visit one of the many old town restaurants and receive a 10% discount on a take out dinner to the concert. This is a very laid back and relaxing … Continue reading Awesome August Outings!

June is bursting with events!

Happy June! Here are some fun activities for the first month of summer! Friday, June 2nd: National Doughnut Day Celebrate this annual holiday by planning your morning stop for tomorrow morning! Click here to read about some of the businesses participating by giving away FREE donuts! Friday, June 2nd: First Friday in Historic Downtown Manassas 6:00pm-9:00pm in Historic Downtown Manassas, Cost: Free Enjoy the variety … Continue reading June is bursting with events!

College students: puppies and butterflies

As college students prepare for graduation in May, career-prep and self-awareness weigh heavily on their minds and create a few butterflies in their tummies. Parents: Be patient. After raising a bunch of kids, I know they usually do figure things out. But you do need to listen and guide them ever-so gently. My daughter Laura Coates​​, an Osbourn High School alum, will complete her Business degree ON … Continue reading College students: puppies and butterflies