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Library hosts special event …

Virginia State Archivist Conley L. Edwards will be the featured speaker at “RELIC after Dark,” a special event set for May 14 at Bull Run Regional Library in Manassas.

The evening’s activities will highlight and benefit the Ruth E. Lloyd Information Center, Prince William Public Library System’s special collection for genealogy and local history.

The fund-raiser is described as “an exciting evening of food, drink, fun and history.” It begins at 7 p.m. and there will be a mixer featuring hors d’oeuvres and assorted beverages.

At 8 p.m., Library Director Dick Murphy and Don Wilson, head of RELIC, will give introductory remarks.

Edwards’ presentation, beginning at 8:30, is “The Place of History in Our Communities.” Dessert and coffee will be served and door prizes awarded at 9:30. The library’s resources will be available for those interested in family or historical research throughout the evening, until the event ends at 11 p.m.

Edwards has served with the State Archives in Richmond since 1974 and has headed the department for the past nine years. His education includes a master’s degree in American history from the University of Richmond.

As state archivist, he serves as chairman of the Virginia Board of Geographic Names. He serves as the coordinator for the State Historical Records Advisory Board, having been appointed by Governors Allen, Gilmore and Warner to that position.

Admission to the event is $25 per person and dressy casual attire in suggested. Registrations will be accepted until May 6, addressed to RELIC, Bull Run Regional Library, 8051 Ashton Ave., Manassas, Va. 20109.

The Prince William Chorale, with Director Graham Clark, will perform March 12 at 6:30 p.m. at Antioch Church of Christ. Pre-sold tickets are required and for more information, call (703) 369-2840.

… Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with the chorale.

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