Prince William County community calendar, Feb. 28 to March 6, 2013

February 27, 2013
Thursday, Feb. 28

“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.

“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.

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.

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. 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

AARP 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.

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.

Monday, March 4

Lake Jackson Mid-County Lions Club meeting, 6:30 p.m., hibachi buffet and sushi, 8121 Sudley Rd., Manassas. Free. 703-791-5227.

Habitat For Humanity selection, learn how families are chosen to participate in the program and how to apply. 7-8:30 p.m., Prince William County Government Center, Development Services Building, 5 County Complex Ct., Woodbridge. Reservations required. 703-369-6708.

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

Woodbridge Community Choir, members rehearse for the spring concert season. No auditions required. 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, March 5

Home ownership workshop, Virginia Cooperative Extension presents “Am I Ready to Buy a House?” 7 p.m., Potomac Community Library, 2201 Opitz Blvd., Woodbridge. 703-792-6287.

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.

Prince William Purlers Knitting Guild, 7-9 p.m., Manassas Baptist Church, Java Rock Cafe, 8730 Sudley Rd., Manassas. Free. 703-791-6175.

Wednesday, March 6

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.

— Compiled by Sarah Lane

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