Prince William County community calendar, Feb. 16 to 22, 2014

February 17
Sunday, Feb. 16

“Operation Urgent Fury: Invasion of Grenada,” photographs and artifacts chronicling the invasion of Grenada. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, National Museum of the Marine Corps, 18900 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Triangle. Free. 877-635-1775.

Dale City farmers market, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Dale City Commuter Lot (behind Center Plaza Shopping Center), Dale Boulevard. Free. 703-670-7112, Ext. 227, or

Herblock exhibit, “The Long March” features work by the late Washington Post editorial cartoonist Herb Block. The exhibit chronicles the Civil Rights movement. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays, Manassas Museum, 9101 Prince William St., Manassas. $5; seniors and children, $4. 703-368-1873.

“Zimnii Prasdnik (Winter Festival),” ribbon embroidery by Tatiana Harr of Fairfax Station and turned wood by Bob Horowitz of Falls Church. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, through March 3. Artists’ Undertaking, 309 Mill St., Occoquan. Free. 703-494-0584.

Lucasville School open house, in celebration of African American Heritage Month, the one-room school house will be open to visitors. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, through Feb. 23, Lucasville School, 10516 Godwin Dr., Manassas. Free. 703-365-7895.

Bingo, proceeds support local veterans. 2 p.m. Sundays, 7:15 p.m. Mondays, Woodbridge American Legion, 3640 Friendly Post Lane, Woodbridge. $10 minimum. 703-494-4304.

Gardening lecture, Doug Tallamy, author of “Bringing Nature Home,” will discuss the ecological role of plants in landscapes. Sponsored by the Prince William Wildflower Society and the Prince William Master Gardeners. 2 p.m., Manassas Park Parks and Recreation Community Center, 99 Adams St., Manassas Park. Free, reservations required. 703-792-7747.

Monday, Feb. 17

Central Area student art exhibit, works of art by elementary, middle and high school students from the central area of the county. 7 a.m.-6 p.m. weekdays, through March 14, Edward L. Kelly Leadership Center, 14715 Bristow Rd., Manassas. Free. 703-791-8709.

“The Underground Railroad Quilt Codes, Fact or Fiction?” an exhibit of quilts designed and created by Sharon Tindall in honor of Black History Month. 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Fridays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, through Feb. 28, Northern Virginia Community College, 6901 Sudley Rd., Manassas. Free. 703-257-6657.

Job search network group, in addition to networking, weekly meetings will cover various topics related to the job search process. 1-3 p.m. Mondays, House of Mercy, 8170 Flannery Ct., Manassas. Free. 703-659-1636.

Lake Jackson Mid County Lions Club meeting, 6:30 p.m., Great American Steak and Buffet, 8365 Sudley Rd., Manassas. Free. 703-369-6791.

Tuesday, Feb. 18

AARP income-tax preparation help, for seniors and low- to moderate-income taxpayers, with trained volunteers. 10 a.m. Tuesdays, Bull Run Regional Library, 8051 Ashton Ave., Manassas. Free. 703-792-4530.

Matinee Idylls, a buffet lunch followed by a performance of folk-based classical music by the violin/viola duo Marcolivia. 12:30 p.m., Hylton Performing Arts Center, 10960 George Mason Cir., Manassas. $43; concert only, $20. 703-993-7759.

Open Mike Night, share a poem, song or speech in celebration of African American culture. Performances should be three minutes or less. 6-8 p.m., Northern Virginia Community College, Colgan Theater, 6901 Sudley Rd., Manassas. Free. 703-257-6665.

Latino Reads, the group discusses “The Sound of Things Falling” by Juan Gabriel Vasquez. 7 p.m., Potomac Community Library, 2201 Opitz Blvd., Woodbridge. Free. 703-494-8126.

Friends of Leesylvania Park, regular meeting, new members welcome; the group raises money and supports park programs such as the Junior Rangers, free kids fishing tournaments and Haunted History hikes. 7:30 p.m., Leesylvania State Park, 2001 Daniel K. Ludwig Dr., Woodbridge. Free. (703) 583-6904 or

Wednesday, Feb. 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. Free. 703-792-4800.

National Active and Retired Federal Employees, a meeting for Chapter 356. Lunch at 11:30 a.m.; meeting begins at noon. Hibachi Buffet and Sushi, 8121 Sudley Rd., Manassas. Free; attendees pay for their lunch. 703-361-4677.

“42,” a screening of the 2013 movie about Jackie Robinson in honor of Black History Month. 12:30 p.m., Woodbridge Senior Center, 13850 Church Hill Dr., Woodbridge. Free. 703-792-5081.

Book discussion group, this month’s selection is “The Girl You Left Behind” by Jojo Moyes. 1 p.m., Central Community Library, 8601 Mathis Ave., Manassas. Free. 703-361-8211.

Arabic language class, beginning level Modern Standard Arabic class. 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Chinn Park Regional Library, 13065 Chinn Park Dr., Woodbridge. Free. 703-792-4800.

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.

Prince William Art Society meeting, a fine arts program follows a short business meeting. 7:30 p.m., Canterbury Woods Community Center, 12184 Chaucer Lane, Lake Ridge. Free. 703-490-5363 or

Thursday, Feb. 20

AARP income-tax preparation help, for seniors and low- to moderate-income taxpayers, with trained volunteers. 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Thursdays-Fridays, Chinn Park Regional Library, 13065 Chinn Park Dr., Woodbridge. Free. 703-792-4800.

American Business Women’s Association meeting, this month’s meeting will include a presentation by Lisa McCurdy of the Wealth Counselor on business succession planning. 11:30 a.m., Stratford University, 14349 Gideon Dr., Woodbridge. Lunch, $20. 571-357-4022.

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

Prince William Committee of 100, a panel discusses “Does Prince William County have Adequate Mental Health Care?” Panelists include Robin Adams of Sentara Healthcare, licensed clinical social worker Marie Thomas and Stacie York of US HealthVest. The event includes a social hour and dinner. 6:30 p.m., Montclair Country Club, 16500 Edgewood Dr., Montclair. Dinner, $30; program, free. 703-590-6662 or

Habitat for Humanity homeownership information meeting, learn how Habitat for Humanity selects families to participate in its program and how to apply. 7 p.m., Grace United Methodist Church, 9750 Wellington Rd., Manassas. Free, registration required. 703-369-6708.

Third Thursday Thrillers book group, This month’s book is “Deadly Politics” by Maggie Sefton. 7 p.m., Potomac Community Library, 2201 Opitz Blvd., Woodbridge. Free. 703-494-8126.

Friday, Feb. 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. Admission, free; attendees pay for lunch. 910-389-5771, 703-369-6717 or or

Ghost Hunting 101, East Coast Research and Investigation of the Paranormal presents a seminar on various theories and techniques used to investigate paranormal activity. An investigation of Ben Lomond follows from 9 p.m. to midnight. 7 p.m.-midnight Friday-Saturday, Ben Lomond Historic Site, 10321 Sudley Manor Dr., Manassas. Seminar, $40; Seminar and investigation, $100. Reservations required. 703-367-7872.

Church concert, Dan Schutte, a liturgical music composer and composer-in-residence at the University of San Francisco, performs. 7:30 p.m., Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 12975 Purcell Rd., Manassas. Free, donations accepted. 703-590-0030.

Saturday, Feb. 22

Basics of Gardening series, Master Gardeners and Virginia Cooperative Extension staff members teach the science behind gardening, plant culture, and pest and disease solutions. 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Prince William Association of Realtors, 4545 Daisy Reid Ave., Woodbridge. $45. 703-792-7747.

Home seller seminar, presented by local real estate broker Bob Hummer. 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Strayer University, 13385 Minnieville Rd., Woodbridge. Free. 703-878-4866 or

Manassas farmers market, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, Parking Lot B, West Street (next to the train station visitors center). 703-361-6599 or

Polar Plunge, a beach party, costume contest and dip into the Potomac River to benefit the Special Olympics. 10 a.m., Tim’s Rivershore, 1510 Cherry Hill Rd., Dumfries. Plunge participants, $100; spectators, free. 703-441-1375 or

Basement to Attic tours, a 90-minute tour of all three floors of the 1825 house, sponsored by the Manassas Museum in honor of Black History month. 11 a.m., Liberia Plantation, 8601 Portner Ave., Manassas. $15, reservations required. 703-368-1873 or

Children’s multicultural book club, for children 3 and older with a parent or guardian. 1-2:30 p.m., Chinn Park Regional Library, 13065 Chinn Park Dr., Woodbridge. Free. 703-792-4800.

Civil War author Bob O’Connor, in honor of Black History Month, O’Connor discusses his book “The U.S. Colored Troops at Andersonville Prison.” 2 p.m., Potomac Community Library, 2201 Opitz Blvd., Woodbridge. Free, registration recommended. 703-494-8126.

Manassas writers group, writers provide comments on each other’s works. 2 p.m., Bull Run Regional Library, 8051 Ashton Ave., Manassas. Free. 703-792-4500.

Library Foundation’s Wine and Food Pairing Dinner, the third annual event features sommelier Kevin Bevins and a presentation by Nancy Kyme, author of “Memory Lake, The Forever Friendships of Summer.” 6:30 p.m., Madigans Waterfront, 201 Mill St., Occoquan. $75. 571-283-1983.

— Compiled by Sarah Lane

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