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Annual Arbor Day Celebration in Old Town Manassas Features George Carr Round

The 27th annual Arbor Day Celebration, presented by the City of Manassas Beautification Committee, will be held on Fri., Apr. 29 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on the Old Courthouse lawn in Old Town Manassas, featuring guest speaker, George Carr Round, a Union Army Signal Corps veteran, played by Doug Nelson of Prince William County, Va.  Round was significant in creating the town of Manassas and organized the 1911 Peace Jubilee. Round will also be at the National Peace Jubilee event on Thurs., July 21 at the Old Courthouse lawn. The Arbor Day Celebration is sponsored by the City of Manassas Utilities Department and is FREE to the public. For more information, call 703.361.6599 or go to www.visitmanassas.org.

Free cinema all weekend long

Last week I told you about the screening of Gone Forever at the AFI Silver in Silver Spring this Saturday April 16. There will be two shows at 12:30PM and 1:30PM. And not only are the screenings free to attend, but there will be free food, too. Go to the Gone Forever website for more information.

Washington Humane Society could win $100,000 to save animals lives!

Imagine what Washington Humane Society could accomplish if we won $100,000 in a contest to save lives. The lives that could be saved and the second chances granted, that sure would make a large difference to the animals in the District. WHS is currently in a position to win that money but we need your help!

WHS is one of 93 humane societies nationwide competing for a spot in the ASPCA’s $100K Challenge, a competition which could bring us the $100,000 grand prize to help more animals in the District. In order to be granted a spot in the competition, WHS must be one of the top 50 groups in community online voting. Voting ends on April 15th, 2011. Voters can cast their vote for WHS once each day at www.votetosavelives.org

Get Detailing at Speedy Green Car Wash - Donate 50 Percent to Austism Center


April 28 and 29, 50 Percent of Full-Service Car Detailing Donated to Manassas Matthew’s Center

In honor of National Autism Month and National Car Care Month, Speedy Green Car Wash in Manassas Park is donating 50 percent of their full-service car detailing for appointments made on Thurs., April 28 and Fri., April 29. All donations go directly to the Matthew’s Center, a Manassas, Va.-facility that helps children with autism. Customers can make appointments for Thurs., Apr. 28 and Fri., Apr. 29 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m., and reference the Matthew’s Center for the Meguiar’s Ultimate or Meguiar’s Traditional full-service detailing. Call Speedy Green Car Wash at 703.257.0737.

Explore Early American History in one of DC’s Original Neighborhoods

From Claire Mouledoux of Visit Alexandria:

ALEXANDRIA, VA – As one of Washington, DC’s original neighborhoods, only Alexandria offers an authentic experience of early American history in the setting of George Washington’s hometown. Unaffected by a Federal Government shutdown, Alexandria’s many attractions and more than 20 historic sites bring to life this country’s incredible past, from colonial times through the Civil War and beyond, in a charming walkable setting teeming with contemporary delights like boutique shopping, acclaimed dining, and vibrant nightlife.

Minutes from Washington, DC, Alexandria is easily accessible with four Metrorail stops. The Free King Street Trolley runs between the King Street Metro Station and Potomac River waterfront with frequent stops for hopping on and off to enjoy all that Old Town has to offer.

How to Be an Actor in D.C.: Stonehenge

How to Be an Actor in D.C.: Stonehenge

Since 2005, local filmmaker, Bjorn Munson, and Team Jabberwocky have been holding an open casting call known as Stonehenge. Next Sunday April 17, Stonehenge XIII will be held at the Center for Digital Imaging Arts in Georgetown. Actors will perform prepared monologues for 80 local filmmakers, including representatives from WILL Interactive and Discovery Channel. The event is already fully booked, with 120 actors auditioning and 72 stand-bys.

Plan Your Weekend With WUSA Events!

Plan Your Weekend With WUSA Events!

Looking for something interesting to do this weekend? Well, look no further than the WUSA Events!

Start things off on Friday by attending a free Ikebana flower arranging demonstration with Jane Redmon at Macy's. Ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arranging, creates visually striking works. On Saturday, there is a lot going on- you could spend your morning at the Zoo, watching the Animal Demos and Feeding. Things start at 10am there. Afterwards, head over to the Renwick Gallery for the Renwick Craft Invitational 2011 from 10 to 5:30pm to admire the works of the four artists involved.