Prince William County community calendar, Dec. 13 to 20, 2012

December 12, 2012
Thursday, Dec. 13

“Between the States: Photographs of the American Civil War,” the exhibit, on loan from the George Eastman House, examines the role of photography in the Civil War. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, through Jan. 6, Manassas Museum, 9101 Prince William St., Manassas. $5; seniors and children, $4; children 5 and younger, free. 703-368-1873.

“Currency in Conflict,” the exhibit, on loan from the American Numismatic Association Money Museum, examines the role of money in the Civil War. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, through Feb. 3, Manassas Museum, 9101 Prince William St., Manassas. $5; seniors and children, $4; children 5 and younger, free. 703-368-1873.

“Weapons Platoon: A Marine’s Life in Afghanistan,” photographs by Stephen Dupont, who was embedded with a Marine platoon in 2009. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, National Museum of the Marine Corps, 18900 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Triangle. 877-635-1775.

“In Retrospect,” works by Cedric Baker. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 1-5 p.m. Saturdays, through Dec. 13. Center for the Arts, Caton Merchant Family Art Gallery, 9419 Battle St., Manassas. 703-330-2787 or www.center-for-the-arts.org.

Spanish chat, bring lunch and practice speaking Spanish. Noon-2 p.m., Central Community Library, 8601 Mathis Ave., Manassas. 703-361-8211.

Read to Rover, for ages 6-10, read to a registered therapy dog. 4 p.m., Chinn Park Regional Library, 13065 Chinn Park Dr., Woodbridge. 703-792-4800.

Living Nativity, drive through the campus and view a series of scenes staged on the lawn, sponsored by the Worship Center. 6:30-9 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Hylton Memorial Chapel, 14640 Potomac Mills Rd., Woodbridge. 703-928-2105.

Dale City Civic Association meeting, 7:30 p.m., Birchdale Recreation Area, 14730 Birchdale Ave., Dale City. 703-670-3291.

Thomas Jefferson Toastmasters Club, regular meeting. 7:30 p.m., Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, 14999 Birchdale Ave., Dale City. $66 annual dues. 703-590-2926.

Toastmasters International, Woodbridge club. 7:30 p.m., Ebenezer Baptist Church, 13020 Telegraph Rd., Woodbridge. $39 membership fee. 703-731-2120.

Friday, Dec. 14

Holiday senior luncheon, bring a side dish or dessert to share. 1-2:30 p.m., Dumfries Community and Cultural Center, 17757 Main St., Dumfries. 703-221-3400.

Manassas Ballet Theatre, “The Nutcracker.” 7:30 p.m. Fridays, 3 p.m. Saturdays, through Dec. 23, Hylton Performing Arts Center, 10960 George Mason Cir., Manassas. $35-$55. 703-993-7759.

Saturday, Dec. 15

Quantico Marine Corps Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble, noon, National Museum of the Marine Corps, 18900 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Triangle. 877-635-1775.

Santa and Mrs. Claus visit, give Santa your wish list and make an ornament. Noon-2 p.m., National Museum of the Marine Corps, 18900 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Triangle. 877-635-1775.

Woodbridge Community Choir, 2 p.m., National Museum of the Marine Corps, 18900 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Triangle. 877-635-1775.

Washington Metro Investment Club, an open house meeting. 4 p.m., McCoart Administration Building, 1 County Complex Ct., Woodbridge. Free. 703-801-1465 or lavoy12@yahoo.com.

Holiday concert, seasonal music by the Brentsville High School Chorus and Orchestra; enjoy hot cider, cookies and a bonfire. 5 and 6 p.m., Brentsville Courthouse Historic Centre, 12229 Bristow Rd., Bristow. Free. 703-365-7895.

Liberia Plantation Christmas program, “A New Birth of Freedom” tour will feature storytellers and historic interpreters throughout the decorated house relating individual stories of slaves during the winter of 1862 amid the news of the Emancipation Proclamation. Buses will leave from the museum. Light refreshments provided. 5 p.m., 6 and 7 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m., 3 and 4 p.m. Sunday, Manassas Museum, 9101 Prince William St., Manassas. $20; children 15 and younger, $10. Reservations recommended. 703-368-1873.

Old Bridge Chamber Orchestra, Handel’s “Messiah” presented as a community sing-along. 7:30 p.m., Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 15695 Blackburn Rd., Woodbridge. $5; 18 and younger, free. 703-927-3999 or www.obco.org.

Sunday, Dec. 16

Martha Munizzi concert, special services featuring the Grammy-nominated gospel singer. 9 and 11 a.m., Worship Center, 14001 Crown Ct., Woodbridge. Free, registration required. 703-928-2105 or www.theworship-center.com.

New Dominion Choraliers, 2 p.m., National Museum of the Marine Corps, 18900 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Triangle. 877-635-1775.

Manassas Symphony Orchestra, a family concert of “American Voices.” 3:30 p.m., Hylton Performing Arts Center, 10960 George Mason Cir., Manassas. $12-$18, children and students free. 703-993-7759 or www.manassassymphony.org.

Monday, Dec. 17

Random Reads book club, a discussion of “The Beekeeper’s Apprentice” by Laurie King. 1 p.m., Bull Run Regional Library, 8051 Ashton Ave., Manassas. 703-792-4530.

Quantico Marine Corps Horn Quartet, 2:30 p.m., National Museum of the Marine Corps, 18900 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Triangle. 877-635-1775.

Lake Jackson Mid County Lions Club meeting, 6:30 p.m., Hibachi Buffet and Sushi, 8121 Sudley Rd., Manassas. 703-791-5227.

Crochet Guild of Prince William County, new members welcome. 7-9 p.m., Manassas Church of the Brethren, 10047 Nokesville Rd., Manassas. 571-247-1868.

Tuesday, Dec. 18

Quantico Marine Corps Clarinet Choir, 2 p.m., National Museum of the Marine Corps, 18900 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Triangle. 877-635-1775.

Wednesday, Dec. 19

English Conversation Club, new speakers of English practice their skills. 11 a.m. and 7 p.m., Chinn Park Regional Library, 13065 Chinn Park Dr., Woodbridge. 703-792-4800.

National Active and Retired Federal Employees, annual Christmas party for Chapter 356. Lunch, 11:30 a.m.; meeting, 12:30 p.m. Bring an unwrapped gift for a teenager. Hibachi Buffet and Sushi, 8121 Sudley Rd., Manassas. Free; attendees pay for their lunch. 703-361-4677.

Holiday senior luncheon, members of the Castaways Repertory Theatre perform. Seating is limited. Noon, Woodbridge Senior Center, 13850 Church Hill Dr., Woodbridge. Free, reservations required. 703-792-5081.

Book discussion group, this month’s selection is “The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid: A Memoir” by Bill Bryson. 1 p.m., Central Community Library, 8601 Mathis Ave., Manassas. 703-361-8211.

Quantico Marine Corps Brass Quintet, 2 p.m., National Museum of the Marine Corps, 18900 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Triangle. 877-635-1775.

Lake Ridge Toastmasters Club, an open house for Lake Ridge Club 8913. 7:30 p.m., Tall Oaks Community Center, 12298 Cotton Mill Dr. $62 membership fee. 703-491-3020.

Toastmasters International, Manassas Community Club 6585. 7:30 p.m., Manassas Presbyterian Church, 8201 Ashton Ave. $41 membership fee. 703-304-6615.

Thursday, Dec. 20

American Business Women’s Association meeting, this month’s meeting will include a presentation by Dara Martin on relieving stress. Bring a new, unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots and a $15 wrapped present for a gift exchange. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Columbus Grill, 8349 Centreville Rd., Manassas. Lunch, $20. 703-986-0205.

National Active and Retired Federal Employees meeting, Woodbridge Chapter 1270. 11:30 a.m., Holiday Inn: Quantico Center, 3901 Fettler Park Dr., Dumfries. Free; lunch, $18.50; reservations required. 703-499-8902.

Third Thursday Thrillers book group, this month’s book is “The Gingerbread Bump-Off” by Livia J. Washburn. 7 p.m., Potomac Community Library, 2201 Opitz Blvd., Woodbridge. 703-494-8126.

— Compiled by Sarah Lane

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