Prince William County community calendar, Dec. 16 to 22, 2012

December 17, 2012
Sunday, Dec. 16

“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.

Martha Munizzi concert, 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.

“Holiday Happenings,”watercolors, etchings, photography, digital painting, ribbon embroidery, fused glass, copper work, turned wood, pottery, eggshell carvings, jewelry, acrylic and oil paintings. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, through Jan. 7, Artists’ Undertaking, 309 Mill St., Occoquan. 703-494-0584.

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. 2 p.m., 3 and 4 p.m. Thursday, Manassas Museum, 9101 Prince William St., Manassas. $20; children 15 and younger, $10. Reservations recommended. 703-368-1873.

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.

Christ Chapel’s Dance and Mime Ministry, “A Night of Music.” 6:30 p.m., Christ Chapel, 13909 Smoketown Rd., Woodbridge. 703-670-8481.

Monday, Dec. 17

Random Reads book club, a discussion of “The Beekeeper’s Apprentice: Or on the Segregation of the Queen” 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, 7-9 p.m., Manassas Church of the Brethren, 10047 Nokesville Rd., Manassas. 571-247-1868.

Prince William Community Band, rehearsal, for musicians 19 and older, no auditions necessary. 7:30 p.m., Saunders Middle School, 13557 Spriggs Rd., Manassas. Free. 703-791-4119 or www.pwcb.org.

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,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

“Off the Wall #9,” the ninth annual Prince William County student exhibition. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 1-5 p.m. Saturdays, through Jan. 30, Center for the Arts, Caton Merchant Family Art Gallery, 9419 Battle St., Manassas. 703-330-2787 or www.center-for-the-arts.org.

American Business Women’s Association meeting, a presentation by Dara Martin on relieving stress. Bring a new, unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots and a $15 wrapped gift 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.

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

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.

Friday, Dec. 21

Business Women of Prince William County, a monthly networking meeting featuring roundtable introductions, a brief program and a 50/50 raffle. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Giorgio’s Family Restaurant, 4394 Kevin Walker Dr., Montclair. Free; attendees pay for lunch. 910-389-5771, 703-369-6717 or giltmt@earthlink.net or moserconnie@hotmail.com.

American Festival Pops Orchestra, Christmas classics featuring the AFPO Holiday Brass Quintet. 8 p.m., Hylton Performing Arts Center, 10960 George Mason Cir., Manassas. $32-$48. 703-993-7759.

Saturday, Dec. 22

Book signing, Martin Josaitis of Gainesville signs copies of his book “Breaking Grand Silence: A Former Catholic Priest Speaks Out.” Noon-5 p.m., 2nd and Charles, 2904 Prince William Pkwy., Woodbridge. 703-680-3175.

Genealogy meeting, learn to trace your family’s ancestry, sponsored by the Missing Connection. 2 p.m.-4 p.m., Weems-Botts Annex, 3944 Cameron St., Dumfries. 703-221-2218 or www.themissingconnection.com.

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

— Compiled by Sarah Lane

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