Claim Your Ticket to Adventure with NOVA This May!

Claim Your Ticket to Adventure with NOVA This May!
Gear up for a May to remember with NOVA!  We've crafted your ultimate guide to the May 1st weekend in NOVA that's guaranteed to inspire adventure. Whether you're a thrill-seeker or a nature lover, we've got you covered. Excitement awaits, so why just read about it? Come live it with us! Claim your ticket to an unforgettable experience.

Dinkar Mehta - Standup Comedy Show

Friday, May 3 · 6 - 10pm EDT
Aroma Restaurant Bar & Banquet
12821 Fair Lakes Parkway Fairfax, VA 22033 United States
About the Event
Looking for a night of laughter and good times? Come join us at Aroma Restaurant Bar & Banquet for an unforgettable night of comedy with Dinkar Mehta! This hilarious comedian is known for his quick wit and his charming humor that is sure to leave you laughing until your sides hurt. So bring your friends and family and prepare to be entertained with jokes, anecdotes, and plenty of humor from Mehta. Make sure to grab your tickets now and secure your spot for a night of non-stop entertainment, delicious food, and a cash bar that's sure to keep the good times rolling. It's an opportunity you won't want to miss!

American Red Cross Lifeguard Course - Blended Learning

May 3 · 4pm - May 5 · 6pm EDT
Ramer Hall
24180 Gilbert Road Stafford, VA 22556 United States
About the Event
Are you interested in becoming a certified lifeguard? The American Red Cross is offering a Lifeguard Blended Learning Course, which consists of online activities and in-person sessions starting on May 3. To participate in the course, you must complete the online portion before May 2, so be sure to check your email for instructions after registering on Eventbrite. However, be aware that there are prerequisites to the course, including a minimum age of 15, the ability to swim 300 yards continuously, and the completion of a timed event that involves retrieving a 10-pound object from a depth of 7 to 10 feet. If you are up for the challenge, sign up now for an exciting opportunity to become a lifeguard and potentially save lives.

Anastasia Drama Camp

Friday, May 3 · 9am - 3:30pm EDT
Fairfax High School
3501 Lion Run Fairfax, VA 22030 United States
About the Event
Looking for a fun and engaging activity for your young adventurer on the upcoming FCPS student holiday? Look no further than our one-day camp on May 3rd! Led by the talented FX Players, this camp is perfect for campers in grades 1-8 who want to explore their artistic side and express themselves through musical theatre and improv activities. They'll also get hands-on experience with technical theatre concepts and unleash their creativity with themed crafts. Don't miss out on this amazing opportunity to give your camper an unforgettable day of fun and learning. Register today and watch them thrive!

Family Paint Party

Friday, May 3 · 7 - 9pm EDT
Ornery Beer Company Taproom
8088 FLANNERY CT MANASSAS, VA 20109 United States
About the Event
Get ready for an unforgettable night of creativity and fun at the Paint Nite with Dunia Barekzey at Ornery Beer Company Taproom in Manassas! This event is the perfect combination of artistic expression and delicious craft beers. During the two-hour class, you'll be guided by Dunia's expert instructions to create a beautiful masterpiece to take home. No need to worry if you've never picked up a paintbrush before! This event is perfect for all skill levels, from beginners to experienced painters. So don't miss out on a night of sipping, mingling, and painting - join us for this exciting evening of art and brews!

Culture Conversations: A Mental Health

Friday, May 3 · 7 - 9pm EDT
8002 Crescent Park Drive Gainesville, VA 20155 United States
About the Event
Are you looking to connect with others in a supportive and meaningful way? Join us for part two of our Culture Conversations event series where we will be discussing mental health and building a tribe of allies. This is the perfect opportunity to share your own experiences, learn from others' stories, and create new friendships and connections. Whether you're personally dealing with mental health challenges or just want to show up as an ally, everyone is welcome. We can't wait to see you in person at our event location in Gainesville, VA, USA. Let's continue this important conversation and support each other on our mental health journeys!

Quantico 14th Annual International Wine & Food Festival

Friday, May 3 · 4 - 8pm EDT
The Clubs at Quantico
3017 Russell Road Quantico, VA 22134 United States
About the Event
Indulge in the finest selection of wines and tantalize your taste buds with a range of food stations at our 14th annual festival. As a 21+ event, guests will have the chance to quench their thirst with a variety of wines and other delicious beverages. Make sure to bring your appetite too, as our live-action stations showcase mouth-watering options such as a chicken stir-fry, a pasta station featuring shrimp scampi, and a Chef carving New York striploin station. For the international cuisine lovers, don't miss our array of sushi, cheeses, petit fours, and more. With live entertainment by DJ BASS, door prizes, and a cigar tent, this festival is not to be missed! Remember to drink responsibly, and please be aware that entry to the event means consent for your photography, video, and/or likeness to be used without compensation.

Soulful Socials Singles Night Out

Friday, May 3 · 7 - 9pm EDT
Jirani Coffeehouse
9425 West Street Manassas, VA 20110 United States
About the Event
Are you tired of swiping left or right on dating apps? Do you want to meet someone in person and see if there's a spark? Then come out to Soulful Socials Dating event! This event is perfect for those who want to connect with 10 men and 10 women in their age group in a short amount of time. With six-minute meetings, you can quickly determine if there is a connection or not. And if not, don't worry! You'll still get to make some business connections and enjoy some delicious appetizers and a drink (alcoholic or non-alcoholic). Plus, be sure to bring your business cards for an exchange and a chance to win a gift certificate for Jirani's Coffee House. So, step outside of your comfort zone and try something new - you never know who you might meet!

Countdown to Summer Culinary Experience

Saturday, May 4 · 1 - 4pm EDT
4257 Aiken Drive Warrenton, VA 20187 United States
About the Event
Are you ready to spice up your summer with some tasty new recipes? Look no further than our Summer's Here Culinary Class! Located at 4257 Aiken Dr, this class is the perfect way to expand your culinary skills and impress your loved ones. With a focus on summer dishes, our experienced chefs will guide you through each recipe step by step, including how to make BBQ rubs that will take your grilling game to the next level. Don't worry if you're a beginner in the kitchen, our chefs are here to support and encourage you every step of the way. So, get ready to chop, sauté, and sizzle your way to culinary greatness this summer. Don't miss out on this delicious opportunity to take your cooking skills to the next level.

DNYP - PawAsana on Tap at Old Bust Head Brewing Company!

Saturday, May 4 · 10:30 - 11:30am EDT
Old Bust Head Brewing Company
7134 Farm Station Road Vint Hill Farms, VA 20187 United States
About the Event
Get ready to downward dog with some furry friends! A Forever Home is teaming up with Old Bust Head Brewing Company in Vint Hill Farms, VA to bring you a mixed level yoga class with a twist - adorable rescue puppies and dogs will be there to join in on the fun! Led by May Smith (RYT200), this 45 minute yoga class promises puppy kisses and cuddles galore. Afterwards, snuggle up with the pups during a 15 minute "snuggasana". And the best part? A delicious pint from Old Bust Head Brewing Company is included with your ticket. But don't wait too long to order your $47 Pawssport because space is limited and interest is high. Bring your own yoga mat or towel and get ready for a pawsome yoga experience that supports a great cause - A Forever Home. Please note that only the rescue dogs of A Forever Home will be allowed on the class floor. Let's get our yoga on with our furry friends and raise some money for a wonderful cause!

Reiki I Class and Attunement

Saturday, May 4 · 1 - 2:30pm EDT
The Lotus and The Light Metaphysical Center
9256 Mosby Street ##101 Old Town Manassas, VA 20110 United States
About the Event
Are you interested in healing? In this class, you have the opportunity to learn to become a Reiki I healer and work on yourself for physical ailments, emotional wounds, and spiritual issues. With your attunement to Reiki energy, you'll be able to unlock the limitless potential of the universal energy working through you. Throughout the course of this class, you'll learn the five Reiki principles, understand the meaning of Reiki and how it works, go through the process of ceremonial attunements, explore the history of Reiki and your lineage, and finally learn how to use the 12 step Reiki self healing process in daily practice. The class cost includes payment for the class, handouts, and attunement. Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity - join us for a special initiation and find out why so many are turning to Reiki for their self-healing and evolvement!

Tea Party Brunch

Saturday, May 4 · 11am - 4pm EDT
SpringHill Suites by Marriott Gainesville Haymarket
7921 Gateway Promenade Place Gainesville, VA 20155 United States
About the Event
Welcome to an exciting morning at the Tea Party Brunch hosted by SpringHill Suites by Marriott Gainesville Haymarket! Join us for an indulgent affair of delectable cuisines and refreshing mimosas catered by S2S - a perfect way to start your day. Satisfy your sweet tooth with scrumptious pastries or dive into the savory treats, as you mix and mingle with businesswomen and others in a socializing atmosphere. Adding to the charm of the event is the DJ, DJ Sweetestvein, who will keep you entertained throughout the event. Whether you’re an avid tea connoisseur or simply looking for a memorable brunch experience, this event is perfect for all. Don't miss out on this delightful tea party brunch where you can sip, savor, and socialize to your heart's content!

Mysteries of the Mural Building

Saturday, May 4 · 11am - 12pm EDT
Fauquier History Museum at the Old Jail
10 Ashby Street Warrenton, VA 20186 United States
About the Event
Explore the intricate details of three large murals with the help of FHS guide Dave Goetz. Let him take you on a tour of over 30 hidden images, carefully woven into these stunning works of art. Starting at the Fauquier History Museum at the Old Jail, located on 10 Ashby Street in Warrenton, VA, this hour-long tour is sure to surprise and delight. Don't forget to wear comfortable shoes as you traverse through the secrets of these murals. Although non-members pay a fee of $10, Fauquier Historical Society members only pay $8. Enjoy a unique experience uncovering hidden gems with Dave Goetz and the FHS!

Court Immaculate Conception Mother Daughter Tea

Saturday, May 4 · 1 - 3pm EDT
14160 Ferndale Road Woodbridge, VA 22193 United States
About the Event
Tea time is always a special affair, but it's even more delightful when shared with those we love most. That's why we're inviting you to join us at the Court Immaculate Conception Mother Daughter Tea! This in-person event promises to be a truly charming and heartwarming experience. What better way to spend an afternoon with your mom or daughter than by sipping on delicious tea and indulging in delectable treats? We know you'll treasure this moment together for years to come. Be sure to mark your calendars and let's make some wonderful memories!

Virginia Gold Cup 2024

Saturday, May 4 · 10am - 3pm EDT
5089 Old Tavern Road The Plains, VA 20198 United States
About the Event
Saddle up and join us for the legendary annual Virginia Gold Cup steeplechasing classic! The perfect day in the sunshine is waiting for you. What's included? Everything! From tasty bites and drinks to thrilling horse races and unforgettable experiences. Feel the thundering hooves as the horses gallop by, indulge in delicious food, and taste the crisp bubbles of champagne as you soak up the atmosphere. At 10:00 a.m., the much-anticipated event kicks off, promising to keep you on edge and filled with excitement. Don your biggest hat, wear your finest, and come and join us for a day of networking, connection, and revelry. You don't want to miss out on this fantastic opportunity to bare witness to a truly epic day.

Hop on Board! Spring Writing Workshop

Saturday, May 4 · 9am - 1pm EDT
Clearbrook Center of the Arts
2230 Tacketts Mill Drive #B Lake Ridge, VA 22192 United States
About the Event
Hello, writers! Are you looking for a chance to hone your craft this spring? Look no further than our Spring Writing Workshop. This is the perfect opportunity to let your creativity run wild and connect with fellow writers. Whether you're an experienced writer or just starting out, our workshop has something for everyone. Join us for a day of inspiration, featuring sessions with Chuck Tabb, David Godwin, Harry Heckel, Andrea Yarbough, Thomas Burson, and John Dutton. And don't miss your chance to share your work during our open mic session. We can't wait to see what you create!

Sip & Frost, May The 4th Be With You - Cake Decorating Class

Saturday, May 4 · 6 - 8:30pm EDT
Fran's Cake & Candy Supplies
10927 Main Street Fairfax, VA 22030 United States
About the Event
Join us on May Fourth in a celebration of all things Star Wars! Come dressed as your favorite character, whether you're a Jedi, a stormtrooper, or even rebel scum. During this festive event, Celebrity Pastry Chef Mayra Garcia of Celebrate Me! will guide you in the art of filling and frosting a 4” cake, using a variety of piping techniques to create eclectic designs inspired by the Star Wars universe. Along the way, you'll enjoy delicious appetizers and specialty mocktails. Bring your own adult beverage if you like! At the end of class, you'll have a tasty cake to share with your family and friends. And as an added bonus, you'll receive a 5% discount on supplies and tools at Fran's Cake and Candy on the day of class. Don't miss this opportunity to merge two of your favorite things: cake decorating and Star Wars!


Saturday, May 4 · 1 - 4pm EDT
Woodbridge Woodbridge, VA 22191 United States
About the Event
Looking for a great way to spend a day with your fellow teen girls? Look no further than the WOODBRIDGE PAINT PICNIC! This event is a fantastic opportunity to bond with new and old friends alike, all while unleashing your inner creativity. Sure, you could stay home and do something else – but where’s the fun in that? So why not come out and spend some quality time painting, enjoying delicious food, and having great conversations with your peers? Plus, since this is an outdoor event in WOODBRIDGE, VA, you’ll get to enjoy the fresh air and beautiful scenery. And don’t forget – your ticket also comes with a rain date of 6/8 from 1-4pm, so you can rest easy knowing that a little inclement weather won’t ruin your day. So what are you waiting for? Come join us and make some wonderful memories that will last a lifetime!

2024 Community Pearls Jazz Brunch

Saturday, May 4 · 12 - 3pm EDT
Hyatt Regency Dulles
2300 Dulles Corner Boulevard Herndon, VA 20171 United States
About the Event
Get ready to put on your best Derby attire and join us for a day of fun and philanthropy! Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Psi Rho Omega Chapter is thrilled to present our annual Community Pearls Jazz Brunch, with this year's theme being the Kentucky Derby. On Saturday, May 4th, starting at noon, come dine with us at the Hyatt Regency Dulles Hotel as we celebrate our community and raise funds for Loudoun County community programs and scholarships. Your $125 ticket will get you delicious brunch, live jazz music, and access to a variety of vendors. Additionally, we will be honoring two individuals or organizations that exemplify our motto of "service to all mankind" with our Community Pearl Award. Don't miss out on this opportunity to give back while having a great time!

Sounds of Beltane a time of fertility and renewal

Saturday, May 4 · 6:30 - 8pm EDT
Mage & Mane
773 Station Street #Studio A Herndon, VA 20170 United States
About the Event
Join us for a transcendental experience like no other as we celebrate Beltane, a time of new beginnings, with Huda's enchanting sound bath. This magical event is the perfect opportunity to reconnect with yourself under the veil of the New Moon. Huda's harmonious sounds will invoke feelings of inner peace while igniting the spark of transformation within. Through this journey of introspection and renewal, you'll have the chance to explore your innermost thoughts and re-emerge. Don't miss out on this extraordinary experience and let the harmonious sounds of Huda's divine soundscapes transport you to a state of composure and clarity.

A Bird's World

Saturday, May 4 at 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Sky Meadows State Park 11012 Edmonds Lane Delaplane 20144
About the Event
Come join us for a walk in the woods to learn about birds of the woods and fields and how they utilize their habitat for survival and nesting. Led by a Virginia Master Naturalist, we will get up close and personal with various bird species such as the Wood Thrush, Red Headed Woodpecker, Eastern Bluebird and Tree Swallow. Not only will we explore the beautiful habitat in which these birds live, but we will also discuss our impact on bird conservation. Bring your walking shoes for a guided three-tenths of a mile gentle walk that meets at the Sensory Explorers' Trail in the picnic area. The walk will last approximately one hour, but we hope to see these beautiful birds and many more! To learn more about the Virginia Master Naturalists and how they are conserving birds, please visit Don't forget to come back and explore the Sensory Explorers' Trail, which is open for self-guided walks daily for people of all ages and has adaptations for the blind and visually impaired. A $10/car parking fee applies.

Cinco de Mayo Prequel May the 4th Be With You! 

Saturday, May 4 at 7:00PM - 11:00PM
The Spot on Mill Street 406 Mill Street Occoquan Historic District 22125
About the Event
Calling all Star Wars fans! This year, we are taking Cinco de Mayo celebrations to the next level with Cinco de Star Wars! Are you ready to channel your inner Jedi and embark on a galaxy far, far away? Join us for an unforgettable adventure filled with lightsaber duels, difficult trivia, and a Star Wars marathon that will keep you entertained throughout the entire day. Don't forget to dress up as your favorite Stars Wars character and indulge in out-of-this-world snacks and treats. And that's not all - the costume contest winner will be awarded an exciting prize! Secure your spot in the rebellion against the dark side and RSVP to our event. May the 4th be with you!


Sunday, May 5 at 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Bright Spot Inclusive Playground 
Culpeper 22701
About the Event
The Arc of North Central Virginia is excited to host its 7th Annual Arc@thePark, a day of inclusive fun for families on Sunday, May 5th from 1:00-4:00 pm. The event will be held at The Bright Spot Accessible Playground in Culpeper, and it promises to be The Arc's largest community-wide event of the year. Families can look forward to free activities such as KONA ice, barrel train rides, face painting, and an interactive martial arts demonstration by Mt. Kim Martial Arts. Additionally, local organizations and businesses serving adults and children with disabilities will be present to provide resources and answer questions. Kids will also get the chance to snag a free t-shirt and visit with a princess! Don't miss this day of inclusive fun for the whole family!

Blazers and Bling: It's A Mother-Son Thing!

Sunday, May 5 at 5:00PM - 9:00PM
13511 Hillendale Drive Dale City 22193
About the Event
Are you ready to celebrate the special bond between you and your son? Clear your agenda for Sunday, May 5, 2024, because the Mother-Son Dance is coming to Dale City, VA. This event is all about celebrating the unforgettable bond between mothers and sons, and we can't wait to share it with you. With the evening's theme "Blazers and Bling - It's A Mother-Son Thing," our goal is to create an unforgettable and elegant night that's perfect for families. So, put on your dancing shoes and get dressed up because this is an occasion that you won't want to miss. Our welcoming community invites mothers and sons of all ages and backgrounds to share in the festivities and create cherished memories that will last a lifetime. Join in the fun, and let's make it a night of love, laughter, and beautiful memories.

Unit 364 Paint Night and Social!

Sunday, May 5 · 4 - 7pm EDT
American Legion Post 364
3640 Friendly Post Lane Woodbridge, VA 22192 United States
About the Event
It's almost Mother's Day and what better way to celebrate than with a fun-filled evening out? Hosted by the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 364, Woodbridge VA, along with Uncork & Color, this event promises to be a great time for all. The evening starts at 4pm with arrivals and set-up, followed by an hour of paint time starting at 5pm. This event is open to the public, so grab your friends and loved ones and head on over! With plenty of parking available and bar service offering a free beverage with ticket purchase, all you need to worry about is having a great time. Children ages 10 and up are also welcome to participate. Snacks will be provided so come ready to paint, sip, and snack the night away.

MAKE & TAKE: Knife Making!

Sunday, May 5 · 12 - 3pm EDT
Rockler Woodworking and Hardware - Fairfax
12975 Fair Lakes Shopping Center Fairfax, VA 22033 United States
About the Event
Are you tired of the same old, boring gifts? Look no further than the “Gift of Experience” we offer at our workshop! From classes to workshops, we’ve got you covered for any occasion. In our knife-making class, students will get their hands dirty as they make their own knife using the Rockler Large Folding Knife Kit. The finished product will be unique and one-of-a-kind, not to mention a great addition to any collection. Plus, all class participants receive a 15% discount on merchandise purchased in the store on the same day of their class! While safety is a top priority, students should come prepared to get their hands dirty and wear proper safety gear during the class. Don’t be afraid to embrace a new hobby – give the “Gift of Experience” today!

Musicians of the Washington National Opera Orchestra

Starts on Sunday, May 5 · 6:30pm EDT
Grace Episcopal Church
6507 Main Street The Plains, VA 20198 United States
About the Event
The Washington National Opera Orchestra is set to deliver a spellbinding performance during their upcoming tour de force program. Composed of 63 musicians from across the United States, the orchestra exemplifies unmatched musical talent and dedication. The program includes a mesmerizing arrangement for strings and harp of the Final Scene from the opera Capriccio by Richard Strauss, featuring the awe-inspiring soprano Teresa Perrotta, a WNO Cafritz Young Artist and 2023 Met Laffont Competition Grand Finals Winner. In addition to their work with the Washington National Opera, this exceptional ensemble also collaborates with Kennedy Center ballet and musical theater productions, showcasing their versatility as the only group in the country dedicated to the performance of all three genres. With such an impressive lineup and an array of spectacular pieces, this is a performance that cannot be missed.

Middleburg Cinco De Mayo Community Dinner

Sunday, May 5 · 5 - 7pm EDT
Middleburg Community-Center
300 west washington street Middleburg, VA 20117 United States
About the Event
Get ready to celebrate Cinco De Mayo in the best way possible – with a community dinner at the Middleburg Community Center! There's no better way to honor this special day than by coming together with your neighbors for a night of great food, music, and company. This event is the perfect chance to enjoy a festive meal with those around you. The ticket price includes a delicious build your own taco bar, chips, salsa, guacamole, and even one free adult beverage of your choice. Whether you're in the mood for a margarita, corona, wine, lemonade, or water, we've got you covered! Don't miss out on this amazing opportunity to connect with others and have a blast. Join us at the Middleburg Community Center and let's celebrate Cinco De Mayo together!

Don't miss out on claiming your ticket to this unforgettable experience. So gather your friends and loved ones, pack your bags, and get ready to immerse yourself in all that NOVA has to offer.Go forth and make the most of this incredible destination! Happy travels!
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