Prince William County community calendar, Feb. 24 to March 3, 2103

Sunday, Feb. 24

“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, 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.

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.

Monday, Feb. 25

AARP income-tax preparation help, for seniors and low- to moderate-income taxpayers, with trained volunteers. 9 a.m., Bull Run Regional Library, 8051 Ashton Ave., Manassas. Free. 703-792-4530.

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.

Brit Lit book club, a discussion of “The White Queen” by Philippa Gregory. 1 p.m., Chinn Park Regional Library, 13065 Chinn Park Dr., Woodbridge. 703-792-4800.

Random Reads book club, a discussion of “The Snow Child” by Eowyn Ivey. 1 p.m., Bull Run Regional Library, 8051 Ashton Ave., Manassas. 703-792-4530.

Poet Sonia Sanchez, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle award, will discuss her writing. 5-7 p.m., Northern Virginia Community College, 6901 Sudley Rd., Manassas. Free. 703-323-3000.

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. 26

Zonta International dinner, a presentation by a representative from the St. Margaret of Cortona Transitional Housing program. 6:30 p.m. Montclair Country Club, 16500 Edgewood Dr., Montclair. $20. 703-405-3548 or sherrillpusey@longandfoster.com.

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

Writers of children’s literature, 7 p.m., Bull Run Regional Library, 8051 Ashton Ave., Manassas. 703-792-4530.

NOVA Novel Book Club, participants discuss “Case Histories” by Kate Atkinson. Chinn Park Regional Library, 13065 Chinn Park Dr., Woodbridge. 703-792-4800.

Wednesday, Feb. 27

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.

Thursday, Feb. 28

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

Jennie Dean lecture, Marion Dobbins discusses the accomplishments of the founder of the Manassas Industrial School for Colored Youth. 7 p.m., Old Manassas Courthouse, 9248 Lee Ave. Free. 703-792-4754.

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, March 1

Celebration Singers, “An Evening of John Rutter.” Nonperishable food donations will be collected for the ACTS pantry. 7:30 p.m., Epiphany Lutheran Church, 13495 Keystone Rd., Dale City. Free. 703-583-4422 or www.celebrationsingersva.org.

Saturday, March 2

A historic “Project Runway,” learn about fashion trends such as hoopskirts and hemlines of the 18th and 19th centuries. 10 a.m., Old Manassas Courthouse, 9248 Lee Ave., Manassas. $5, reservations recommended. 703-499-9812.

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.

Treasure Island,” the Center for the Arts Pied Piper Theatre presents the musical. 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, 4 p.m. Sunday, Grace E. Metz Middle School, 9950 Wellington Rd., Manassas. $12; children 12 and younger, $10. 703-330-2787 or www.center-for-the-arts.org.

Manassas Symphony Orchestra, Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Minor, with pianist Nathan Hess, and the composer’s Third Symphony. 7:30 p.m., Hylton Performing Arts Center, 10960 George Mason Cir., Manassas. $18, seniors $12, students free. 703-993-7759.

Sunday, March 3

Ballroom dancing,swing lessons followed by music and dancing. 3:30-6 p.m., Candy Factory, Kellar Theater, 9419 Battle St., Manassas. Lesson and dance, $15; open dance, $10. 703-330-2787 or www.center-for-the-arts.org.

— Compiled by Sarah Lane

 
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