Manassas Journal Messenger | What’s On Tap

Carol Whitton, coordinator of the Fairfax County Genealogical Society’s German Special Interest Group, will share her expertise in locating European immigrants’ ancestral villages in a free genealogy program from 7:30 to 8:45 p.m. Tuesday.

Using a German example, Whitton will demonstrate how to determine which records lead to an immigrant’s place of birth, and discuss alternative records to try if the “usual sources” aren’t available.

The program is a session of the Genealogy Resources Users Group, which meets monthly to describe and demonstrate resources and techniques for the family historian.

To register for the free program, stop by the library at 8051 Ashton Ave., Manassas, or call (703) 792-4540.

Literacy Volunteers of America — Prince William teaches English reading and writing skills to adults in Prince William County.

If you would like to help, attend a Basic Literacy Tutor Training Workshop. No previous experience is necessary.

The next workshop is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the McCoart Administration Building, 1 County Complex Court, Woodbridge. A $30 workshop fee covers textbook and materials. Contact Barbara Bell, workshop coordinator at (703) 670-4381.

The second annual Stonewall Jackson 5K race (or walk) is Saturday when participants will run (or walk) through historic neighborhoods in Old Town Manassas. Registration is $25. The event benefits the Manassas Museum and the Departments of Parks and Recreation. For information, visit www.manassas or call (703) 368-1873.

A one-day symposium, Universal Design Hits Home: New Directions in Single Family Housing, will be held Sept. 28 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Dr. A.J. Ferlazzo Building.

The symposium is sponsored by the Prince William Area on Aging and the Office on Housing and Community Development.

Early bird registration by Aug. 31 is $50 and includes admission to the symposium, continental breakfast, lunch and snacks.

After Aug. 31, the registration fee is $75. Registration closes Sept. 19. For additional information, contact the Area Agency on Aging at (703) 792-6403 or visit

Have a great week!

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