Monday, May 13, 2013
Farmers and vendors were out in full force on Friday for the second week of the Smart Markets Inc. Farmers' Market at Manassas Park City Hall.
From juicy steak sandwiches, yummy waffle bites and crispy kennel popcorn to fragrant handmade soaps, an abundant variety of goods can be found at the weekly Smart Markets Inc. Farmers' Market in Manassas Park. This is the third week for this season's market, which is held each Friday from 3 to 7 p.m. in the parking lot of the Manassas Park City Hall. This is the second year for the market in the city. What did you find at this week's market? Upload pictures of your stash or foodstuffs here.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
The annual event celebrates the unconditional love between daddies and their little girls.
"The only man a girl can depend on is her daddy," Frenchy said to Sandra D., better known as "Sandy," in the iconic film, "Grease." This quote by the loveable Pink Lady may not always ring true, but it expresses the unconditonal love and trust that is often seen between fathers and daughters. Manassas Park is celebrating that love on Friday with its annual Father-Daughter Dance from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Manassas Park Community Center. Young ladies in Kindergarten up to fifth grade can dance with their fathers or any great older man in their life—be it stepfather, brother or uncle. Each young lady will receive a corsage at the dance and refreshments for all will be served. Time is running short, but pre-registration is required for this …
Friday, April 19, 2013
The community yard sale is April 27-just over one week away.
Use this weekend to get ready for the semi-annual Manassas Park Community Yard sale, planned for April 27 at the Manassas Park Community Center on Adams Street. For just $5 a parking space, set up a spot for the things you want to sell in the parking lot of the community center. Vendors must pre-register at the center before April 26. The bargain hunting begins at 8 a.m. and finishes up around 1 p.m., although it's best to get there early to get the best goods. For more information, dial up the Manassas Park Community Center at 703-335-8872.
Monday, March 25, 2013
Manassas Park Department of Parks and Recreation are selling water passes at a discount until March 31.
Passes to the popular Signal Bay Waterpark in Manassas Park are discounted until the end of the month, according to the city's park and recreation's website. The water park, which is located inside Signal Hill Park, will open in May on Memorial Day weekend and close after Labor Day. Single summer passes are $68 each, a dual pass is $113 and a family four pack of passes is $203. Each additional pass is $55. Passes prices increase after March 31. For more information call the Manassas Park Community Center at 703-335-7782 or visit manassasparkcommunitycenter.com Ready to ditch the snow for some summer? Tell us about it in the comments.
Friday, January 25, 2013
The classes are taught by artist Todd Sprow, who was reared in the Manassas area.
Every Saturday from now until March 2, Manassas-area residents can get in touch with their artistic sides with the Art and Soul classes offered at the Manassas Park Community Center. The classes are from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The cost is $65 for community center residents, $75 for Manassas Park residents and $85 for non-residents. Todd Sprow, who was raised in the Manassas area, is instructing the classes. "I've returned from my travels to work in the community center to help others draw out happiness that may be close to home," he said. "As an artist, I am trying to further my own personal success, but I also hope to encourage others to reach their hopes and desires." Sprow said he and the students work in a medium of choice while …
Monday, January 7, 2013
The fair will feature items for dogs only!
Spent the last month shopping for your family and friends? Now is the time to concentrate on finding something for your best friend of all—your dog. The Doggie Craft Fair is planned for 10 to noon on Saturday at the front of the Manassas Park Community Center. There is no admission charge for the event. Collars, canine accessories and baked goods for dogs and humans will be for sale at the fair, city parks and recreation employees said. There is still space for more vendors at the fair. For more information about vending contact Jennifer Deuterman firstname.lastname@example.org or 703.335.8872. Get Manassas Park news, event and announcements in your inbox for free when you click here.
Saturday, January 5, 2013
Learn how to make 11 sauces in one session.
Learn how to make 11 dessert sauces in about three hours at a baking class offered Tuesday at the Manassas Park Community Center. The class begins at 6:30 and is $65 per student. Students will learn how to make food and wine reduction, citrus curd and sabyon among other goodies. The class is one of many baking classes and courses offered by Northern Virginia based food blogger and baker Jason Shriner, better known as the Aubergine Chef. For more information call the commuity center at 703-335-8872. The course syllabus is listed on auberginechef.com
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Center closed early Wednesday evening because of the water main break, city officials said.
The Manassas Park Community Center is open Thursday morning after a water main break closed the building on Wednesday evening Jennifer Deuterman, marketing director for the city's parks and recreation department, said the community center opened at 6 a.m., it's normal time, she added. Manassas Park Department of Public Works crews worked late into the evening Wednesday to repair the water main break near 316 Manassas Drive, city manager James "Jim" Zumwalt said. He expected the "devoted public servants" to have everything back to normal by daybreak, Zumwalt said Wednesday night. Get Manassas Park news daily in your inbox by subscribing to the Manassas Park Patch newsletter. Get it free by clicking here.
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Pretend its dog days of summer instead of December.
The pool is probably the last place you would think of heading in the dead of December, but that's the plan this Saturday for many Manassas-area families. The Welcome to Winter Pool Party is from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Manassas Park Community Center. The event mixes fun with safety by offering water games such as limbo, water tag and swim races as well as swimming level-evaluations by a swim instructor, community city staff said. The ever-present holiday spirit is also a main part of the event; holiday music and crafts will also be on hand Saturday. For more info visit the community center's website by clicking here or call Sarah Barnett at 703.335.8872 or via email at email@example.com If inclement weather is forecast for …
Friday, November 30, 2012
The goal of the class is to help students hone their mingling skills at holiday parties.
A class especially for improving the art of fine conversation makes its debut in Manassas Park on Saturday. The "Don't Sweat the Small Talk" class begins at 10 a.m. at the Manassas Park Community Center and is open to people 18 and over. Public speaking expert Peggy Kimmey decided introduce the class after discovering many of her students at times felt uneasy while having conversations with coworkers during office parties, with job supervisors and when meeting relatives of a romantic interest, said Tony Thomas, recreation supervisor at for the Manassas Park Department of Parks and Recreation. The class focuses on how to start and hold conversations and will be especially helpful during the holidays when mingling at parties and meeting …