1. Opera in Williamsburg Dress Rehearsal – Williamsburg – September 10
2. “My DNA: What Can I Expect from an Analysis?” Presentation – Chesterfield – September 15
3. PWC Recycled Art Contest 2018 – Manassas – Registration Deadline Is October 9
4. Spirits of New Market Evening Lantern Tours – New Market – October 27
Monday, September 10, 2018, 1:30 p.m. (Please note that the time has changed from previous posts.) Doors open at 1:15 p.m. Registration is required prior to attending dress rehearsal.
Verdi’s La Traviata is the most popular opera in the world, in any language. It tells the story of Violetta, a high-society woman, who leaves her freewheeling lifestyle to dedicate herself to her one love, Alfredo. Alfredo’s father, though, persuades her to part from her beloved for his own good. The two eventually reunite with the father’s blessing, but too late to save the desperately ill Violetta from dying in her lover’s arms.
Groups are welcome to stay for the entire rehearsal or to leave early. The opera is performed in Italian, with English supertitles.
For more information or to reserve a seat, contact Carolyn Campbell at 757-810-4523 or email@example.com.
Chesterfield County Museum
Saturday, September 15, 2018, at 11 a.m. Cost: This is a free community event.
The Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia hosts retired research chemist Joan Jackson for her presentation “My DNA: What Can I Expect from an Analysis?” As a research chemist with Wyeth Pharmaceuticals for 35 years, Ms. Jackson will discuss how DNA is analyzed and what the results mean for your genealogy research.
For more information, contact Pat Roble at 804-768-7311.
Colgan High School
Submission deadline is October 9, 2018, and entries must be delivered to Colgan High School between 2:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. Early entries will be accepted at the Prince William County Risk Management Office between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. October 1 through 5.
In celebration of Prince William County Recycles Day 2018, the PWC Environmental Management System Council invites all high school students in public, private, or home school (grades 9 through 12) living in Prince William County to express their artistic ability using recyclable materials. All entries will be showcased at Colgan High School – Center for Fine and Performing Arts.
Winning entries will be selected and prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners, and three “honorable mentions.” All six winning entries will then be featured in a second contest at PWC Recycles Day, where the public will vote on “Best in Show” and a grand prize will be awarded.
Art must be made mostly of materials that are eligible for recycling at the PWC Landfill or that would otherwise be considered trash (plastic bottles, styrofoam, aluminum, egg cartons, boxes, paper, wrappers, cardboard, yogurt tubs, fabric, books, magazines, newspapers, plastic bags, etc.), must fit into a space no larger than two square feet, and must be easily transported.
For full contest details and to register online, visit the website.
For more information, contact Rosie Clark at 703-792-8302 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Virginia Museum of the Civil War
New Market, Virginia
Saturday, October 27, 2018, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Cost: $10/adult; $5/student (ages 6 to 17); children 5 and younger are free. This is a family-friendly event appropriate for children of all ages.
This special nighttime lantern tour of the New Market battlefield and Bushong Farm portrays the aftermath of the Battle of New Market. Costumed interpreters reenact soldiers resting and telling stories, captured troops under guard, and wounded soldiers being cared for at the farmhouse. Virginia Military Institute cadets recount their historic involvement in the day’s battle.
For more information, contact Sarah Mink at 866-515-1864 or email@example.com.