Prince William County community calendar, Dec. 9-15, 2012

December 10, 2012
Sunday, Dec. 9

“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.

Caring Santa visit, children with autism or sensory processing disorders visit with Santa in a sensory-friendly environment. 9-11 a.m., Potomac Mills, Neighborhood 1, 2700 Potomac Mills Cir., Woodbridge. Free, photos sold. 703-490-5948.

Woman’s Club of Manassas Holiday House Tour, tour six decorated homes within the city limits. Proceeds benefit local charities. 1-5 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, 9325 West St., Manassas. $20. 703-368-6183.

Asaph Dance Ensemble, Handel’s “Messiah” and Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker.” 3:30 and 7:30 p.m., Hylton Performing Arts Center, 10960 George Mason Cir., Manassas. $20, $10 students and seniors. 703-993-7759.

Northern Virginia Youth Ballet, “The Nutcracker.” 3 p.m., Patriot High School, 10504 Kettle Run Rd., Nokesville. $22-$25, $17-$20 seniors and children. 703-368-2268 or www.balletnikitenko.com.

Monday, Dec. 10

“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.

Prince William Retired Teacher Association meeting, bring new hats, socks or mittens for this month’s charity. 10 a.m., First Baptist Church of Woodbridge, 13600 Minnieville Rd., Woodbridge. $10. 540-659-3995.

Beta Tau-ESA meeting, noon, Beta Tau, 13156 Rock Ridge Lane, Woodbridge. 703-491-5078.

Monday Afternoon Book Club, the group discusses “Dreams of Joy” by Lisa See. 1 p.m., Chinn Park Regional Library, 13065 Chinn Park Dr., Woodbridge. 703-792-4800.

Mystery Book Club, the group discusses “Twelve Drummers Drumming” by C.C. Benison. 7 p.m., Central Community Library, 8601 Mathis Ave., Manassas. 703-361-8211.

Tuesday, Dec. 11

Historical book discussion group, the group discusses “The Twentieth Wife” by Indu Sundaresan. 1 p.m., Potomac Community Library, 2201 Opitz Blvd., Woodbridge. 703-494-8126.

Holiday open house, refreshments and horse-drawn carriage rides. 1 p.m., Westminster at Lake Ridge, 12191 Clipper Dr., Lake Ridge. 703-496-3400.

Bull Run BookTalkers, the group discusses “Wesley the Owl: The Remarkable Love Story of an Owl and His Girl” by Stacey O’Brien. 7 p.m., Bull Run Regional Library, 8051 Ashton Ave., Manassas. 703-792-4530.

Writers of children’s literature, members share their writings and offer encouragement and constructive criticism. 7 p.m., Bull Run Regional Library, 8051 Ashton Ave., Manassas. 703-792-4530.

Christine Driessen talk, the practitioner and teacher of Christian Science healing discusses how a spiritual approach to life and the economy brings financial stability. 7:30 p.m., Dr. A.J. Ferlazzo Building, 15941 Donald Curtis Dr., Woodbridge. 703-494-5435.

Wednesday, Dec. 12

Carousel Puppets, “Holly Follies,” a holiday puppet show. 10:45 a.m., Central Community Library, 8601 Mathis Ave., Manassas. Free, registration required. 703-361-8211.

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. Free. 703-792-4800.

Habitat for Humanity family selection orientation, how Habitat for Humanity selects families and how to apply. 2-3:30 p.m., Habitat for Humanity ReStore, Development Services Building, 9506 Center St., Manassas. Free, reservations required. 703-369-6708.

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.

Senior holiday country dinner, sponsored by Supervisors Marty Nohe and Wally Covington and the Prince William Area Agency on Aging. 5 p.m., Manassas Park Parks and Recreation Community Center, 99 Adams St., Manassas Park. Free, reservations required. 703-792-6405.

Thursday, Dec. 13

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.

Christ Chapel’s Dance and Mime Ministry, the group presents “A Night of Music.” 7:30 p.m. Friday, 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Christ Chapel, 13909 Smoketown Rd., Woodbridge. Free. 703-670-8481.

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.

— Compiled by Sarah Lane

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