Prince William County community calendar, Feb. 17 to 24, 2013

February 19, 2013
Sunday, Feb. 17

“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.

Baldwin Elementary School exhibit,an exhibit featuring “paper people” decorated by Baldwin first-graders honoring the 225th anniversary of the Constitution. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday-Sunday, Tuesday-Feb. 28, Manassas Museum, 9101 Prince William St., Manassas. $5; seniors and children, $4; Baldwin students and their families, free. 703-368-1873.

“The Underground Railroad Network to Freedom,” exploring the Underground Railroad in honor of Black History Month. 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Leesylvania State Park, 2001 Daniel K. Ludwig Dr., Woodbridge. $5/car. (703) 583-6904.

Arlo Guthrie,the renowned folk singer brings his blend of music and storytelling to the Hylton Center in a performance commemorating the centennial of the birth of his legendary father, Woody Guthrie. 7 p.m., Hylton Performing Arts Center, 10960 George Mason Cir., Manassas. $32, $40, $48. 703-993-7759.

Monday, Feb. 18

AARP income-tax preparation help, for taxpayers 60 and older or those with low incomes. 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Mondays and Fridays, through April 15, Woodbridge Senior Center, 13850 Church Hill Dr., Woodbridge. Free, appointments required. 703-792-5082.

“Rayhart,”an acrylic exhibit exploring the rhythm of music and figurative themes. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 1-5 p.m. Saturdays, through March 16, Center for the Arts, Caton Merchant Family Art Gallery, 9419 Battle St., Manassas. 703-330-2787 or www.center-for-the-arts.org.

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

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.

Woodbridge Community Choir, members rehearse for the spring concert season. No auditions required. Registration, 7 p.m.; rehearsal, 7:30 p.m., Lutheran Church of the Covenant, 15008 Cloverdale Ave., Dale City. $30 membership fee. 703-491-1820 or www.woodbridgecommunitychoir.org.

Tuesday, Feb. 19

Retirement living lunch and learn, seniors learn over lunch about living in a continuing care retirement community. 11 a.m., Westminster at Lake Ridge, 12191 Clipper Dr., Lake Ridge. Free, reservations required. 703-496-3440.

Matinee Idylls: OperaBelle, sopranos, including Prince William’s Angela Knight, perform after lunch, followed by a coffee and dessert reception with the artists. 12:30 p.m., Hylton Performing Arts Center, 10960 George Mason Cir., Manassas. $38. 703-993-7759.

Prince William Chorale, 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, New Hope Christian Church, 8310 Plantation Lane, Manassas. Free. 703-732-0128 or www.pwchorale.webs.com.

Wednesday, Feb. 20

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.

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.

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

Book discussion group,this month’s selection is “The Paris Wife” by Paula McLain. 1 p.m., Central Community Library, 8601 Mathis Ave., Manassas. 703-361-8211.

Legal aspects of divorce, by lawyer Catherine Croft, sponsored by the Women’s Center. 7-9 p.m., Farrell & Croft, 9324 Main St., Manassas. $55, registration required. 703-281-4928, Ext. 205 or www.thewomenscenter.org.

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, Jill Banks will discuss her work. 7:30 p.m., Canterbury Woods Community Center, 12184 Chaucer Lane, Lake Ridge. Free. 703-670-9437 or www.princewilliamartsociety.org.

Thursday, Feb. 21

“Lest We Forget: A Conference on Enslavement and Emancipation,” examining the significance of the Emancipation Proclamation, with roundtable discussions, keynote speakers and historical reenactors. Bus tours of local historic sites available at additional cost. Thursdays, through Feb. 23, Hylton Memorial Chapel, 14640 Potomac Mills Rd., Woodbridge. Free, registration recommended. 703-385-2723 or www.manassasbullrun.com.

“Washington and Rochambeau’s Path to Destiny,” a living history account of Gen. George Washington’s trek along King’s Highway in 1781, sponsored by the Prince William County Historic Preservation Division. 7 p.m., Dr. A.J. Ferlazzo Building, 15941 Donald Curtis Dr., Woodbridge. Free. 703-792-4754.

Third Thursday Thrillers book group, this month’s book is “The Last Kashmiri Rose” by Barbara Cleverly. 7 p.m., Potomac Community Library, 2201 Opitz Blvd., Woodbridge. 703-494-8126.

“Inside the Minds of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass,” 11 a.m., Hylton Performing Arts Center, 10960 George Mason Cir., Manassas. Free. 703-963-4015.

American Business Women’s Association meeting, this month’s meeting will include a presentation by financial planner Jocinta Powell on Social Security. 11:30 a.m., Stratford University, 14349 Gideon Dr., Woodbridge. Lunch, $15. 703-986-0205.

AARP income-tax preparation help, for seniors and low-to-moderate income taxpayers, with trained volunteers. Noon Thursdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays, through Feb. 25, Bull Run Regional Library, 8051 Ashton Ave., Manassas. Free. 703-792-4530.

Spanish chat, bring lunch and practice speaking Spanish. Noon-2 p.m., Central Community Library, 8601 Mathis Ave., Manassas. 03-361-8211.

Write by the Rails, after a brief business meeting of the Prince William chapter of the Virginia Writers Club, author Resurrection Graves will speak. 7 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, 9325 West St., Manassas. Free. 703-368-4231.

Saturday, Feb. 23

Basic gardening, taught by Virginia Cooperative Extension master gardeners, topics include successful gardening with clay soil, sustainable organic vegetable gardening, flower gardening from seeds and caring for your trees. 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Manassas Park Parks and Recreation Community Center, 99 Adams St., Manassas Park. $20, registration required. 703-792-7747.

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

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

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.

Old Bridge Chamber Orchestra, the small ensemble series features the string quartet with guest conductor Stephen Czarkowski and the percussion ensemble of the Youth Orchestras of Prince William. 7:30 p.m., Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 15695 Blackburn Rd., Woodbridge. $5; 18 and younger, free. 703-927-3999 or www.obco.org.

George Mason Symphony Orchestra, 8 p.m., Hylton Performing Arts Center, 10960 George Mason Cir., Manassas. $10, students and seniors $5. 703-993-7759.

Sunday, Feb. 24

Author talk, John Muller discusses his new book, “Frederick Douglass in Washington, D.C., the Lion of Anacostia.” 2 p.m., Manassas Museum, 9101 Prince William St., Manassas. Free. 703-368-1873.

Too Human concert, Ellen Schwartz and Roger Bruno perform blues, jazz and pop music. 2 p.m., Bull Run Regional Library, 8051 Ashton Ave., Manassas. Free, registration required. 703-792-4530.

Swingin’ With the Strings, New Dominion Choraliers and the American Balalaika Symphony perform music from the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s. 2:30 p.m., Hylton Performing Arts Center, 10960 George Mason Cir., Manassas. $20, seniors and students $15, age 5-13 $5, 4 and younger free. 703-993-7759.

American Youth Philharmonic Orchestra, a performance of Sibelius’s Karelia Suite and Symphony No. 5 and Bartok’s Concerto for Viola and Orchestra, with violinist Tsuna Sakamoto. 8 p.m., Hylton Performing Arts Center, 10960 George Mason Cir., Manassas. $15, seniors and students $10, 5 and younger free. 703-993-7759.

— Compiled by Sarah Lane

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