Prince William County community calendar, Feb. 7 to 14, 2013

Thursday, Feb. 7

“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 artwork, an exhibit featuring paper figures decorated by first-graders honoring the 225th anniversary of the Constitution. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursdays-Sundays, Tuesdays-Thursdays, through Feb. 28, Manassas Museum, 9101 Prince William St., Manassas. $5; seniors and children, $4; Baldwin students and their families, free. 703-368-1873.

AARP income tax preparation, help for seniors and low-to-moderate income taxpayers, with trained volunteers. Noon Thursdays, 9 a.m. Mondays, through Feb. 25, Bull Run Regional Library, 8051 Ashton Ave., Manassas. 703-792-4530.

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

Friday, Feb. 8

Seussical, the Musical” auditions, actors 8-18 audition for Pied Piper Theatre’s April musical; appointment required. Friday-Saturday, Center for the Arts, 9419 Battle St., Manassas. 703-330-2787 or www.center-for-the-arts.org.

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. Appointments required. 703-792-5082.

Upper Room Theatre Cabaret, a Broadway music review with the Fools! Improv Comedy Troupe and one-act play, “Check Please.” 7:30 p.m. Friday, 9:30 p.m. Saturday, All Saints Catholic Church, 9300 Stonewall Rd., Manassas. $7. 703-393-2141, Ext. 246.

“Laughing Stock,” a comedic look at the theater performed by Castaways Repertory Theatre. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 1 p.m. Sunday, Dr. A.J. Ferlazzo Building, 15941 Donald Curtis Dr., Woodbridge. $14; seniors, students, military and county employees, $11. 703-508-5418 or www.castawaystheatre.org.

Saturday, Feb. 9

Home buyer 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 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.

Man of La Mancha” auditions, Castaways Repertory Theatre will hold auditions for its spring production. 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Dr. A.J. Ferlazzo Building, 15941 Donald Curtis Dr., Woodbridge. 703-508-5418 or www.castawaystheatre.org.

Historic Occoquan Chocolate Walk, stroll through the shops of Occoquan and sample more than 30 types of chocolates. 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Occoquan Town Hall, 314 Mill St. Free. 703-201-8499.

Paws to Read, children 6-10 read to registered therapy dogs. 11 a.m., Bull Run Regional Library, 8051 Ashton Ave., Manassas. Free. 703-792-4530.

Chocolate: A History and Tasting, artisan chocolate maker Ben Rasmussen of Potomac Chocolate discusses the history of chocolate and provides samples. 2 p.m., Old Manassas Courthouse, 9248 Lee Ave., Manassas. $15, reservations required. 703-499-9812.

Read-in With the Zetas, stories presented by Phi Kappa Zeta sorority sisters in honor of Black History Month. 2 p.m., Potomac Community Library, 2201 Opitz Blvd., Woodbridge. 703-494-8126.

Saturdays with Sophie, children 6-10 read to a registered therapy dog. 2 p.m., Chinn Park Regional Library, 13065 Chinn Park Dr., Woodbridge. Free. 703-792-4800.

China National Symphony, Li Xincao conducts a performance of Guan Xia’s “Requiem for the Earth,” Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 and Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1, with pianist Peng-Peng Gong. 8 p.m., Hylton Performing Arts Center, 10960 George Mason Cir., Manassas. $44-$60. 703-993-7759.

Sunday, Feb. 10

Ballroom dancing, a Fox Trot Valentine’s Day dance. 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.

Youth Orchestras of Prince William, Eric Nathan’s “Glimpse.” 4 p.m., Hylton Performing Arts Center, 10960 George Mason Cir., Manassas. $15, seniors and students $12. 703-993-7759.

Monday, Feb. 11

Monday Afternoon Book Club, the group discusses “Nightwoods” by Charles Frazier. 1 p.m., Chinn Park Regional Library, 13065 Chinn Park Dr., Woodbridge. 703-792-4800.

Mystery Book Club, the group discusses “Still Life” by Louise Penny. 7 p.m., Central Community Library, 8601 Mathis Ave., Manassas. 703-361-8211.

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. 12

Prince William County Genealogical Society, a program by Bill Olsen from the Cemetery Committee of the Prince William County Historical Commission. New members welcome. 10 a.m., Hillendale Fire Station, 13511 Hillendale Dr., Dale City. Free. 703-897-6743.

Bull Run BookTalkers, the group discusses “The Wives of Henry Oades” by Johanna Moran. 7 p.m., Bull Run Regional Library, 8051 Ashton Ave., Manassas. 703-792-4530.

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.

Wednesday, Feb. 13

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.

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. 14

African American book group, a discussion of “Courting Justice” by Brenda Jackson. 7 p.m., Potomac Community Library, 2201 Opitz Blvd., Woodbridge. 703-494-8126.

Historic courtship customs lecture and dinner, learn about dating customs and dinner etiquette of the 18th and 19th centuries. 7 p.m., Old Manassas Courthouse, 9248 Lee Ave., Manassas. $25, reservations required. 703-792-4754.

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.

— Compiled by Sarah Lane

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