Prince William County community calendar, June 16-22, 2013

June 17, 2013
Sunday, June 16

Ninth annual Manassas Wine and Jazz Festival,sample Virginia wines and listen to jazz performed by Barbara Martin, Kitty and the Fat Cats and Marcus Johnson. Noon-7 p.m., Manassas Museum lawn, 9101 Prince William St. Wine tasting, $20; non-tasting, $10. 703-361-6599.

Dale City farmers market, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Dale City Commuter Lot, behind Center Plaza Shopping Center, Dale Boulevard. 703-670-7112, Ext. 227, www.pwcparks.org.

Canoe tour, a ranger leads a guided tour on Powell’s Creek. 2 p.m., Leesylvania State Park, 2001 Daniel K. Ludwig Dr., Woodbridge. $9, registration required. 703-583-6904.

“Enduring Legacy: Liberia Plantation 1825-2013,” an exhibit detailing the history of the plantation. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays, Manassas Museum, 9101 Prince William St., Manassas. $5; seniors and children, $4; Baldwin students and their families, free. 703-368-1873.

“9/11: We Remember,” features an I-beam from the World Trade Center, a Pentagon building fragment. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, National Museum of the Marine Corps, 18900 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Triangle. Free. 877-635-1775.

“Petal,” bronze and silver jewelry by Sherry Chaples, ribbon embroidery by Tatiana Harr and carved eggshells by Tina Kannapel. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, through July 1, Artists’ Undertaking Gallery, 309 Mill St., Occoquan. Free. 703-494-0584.

“Reflecting,” Jan E. Moffat’s paintings explore her attraction to water and its role in reflecting the landscape. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays and noon-5 p.m. Sundays, through June 30, Loft Gallery, 313 Mill St., Occoquan. Free. 703-490-1117.

Battle of the Artists, a street-painting festival using chalk pastels. A cash prize will be awarded for “people’s favorite.” 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Battle Street, Manassas. Free. 703-361-6599 or www.visitmanassas.org.

Dance Etc. School of the Arts spring concert, 2 p.m., Hylton Performing Arts Center, 10960 George Mason Cir., Manassas. $15. 703-993-7759.

Monday, June 17

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

Crochet Guild, 7-9 p.m., Manassas Church of the Brethren, 10047 Nokesville Rd., Manassas. 571-247-1868.

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.

Tuesday, June 18

Friends of Leesylvania, 7:30 p.m., Leesylvania State Park, 2001 Daniel K. Ludwig Dr., Woodbridge. 703-583-6904 or friendsofleesylvania@gmail.com.

Wednesday, June 19

“Near and Far,” an exhibit by local photographers. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 1-5 p.m. Saturdays, through July 31, Center for the Arts, Caton Merchant Family Art Gallery, 9419 Battle St., Manassas. 703-330-2787 or www.center-for-the-arts.org.

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.

Job search network group, 6-7:30 p.m., House of Mercy, 8170 Flannery Ct., Manassas. 703-659-1636.

Lake Ridge Toastmasters Club, Lake Ridge Club 8913. 7:30 p.m., Tall Oaks Community Center, 12298 Cotton Mill Dr. $62 membership fee. 703-491-3020.

Haunted Occoquan walking tour, paranormal investigator Kay Pietrewicz leads tours through the town. 8 p.m. Wednesdays-Fridays, 4 and 8 p.m. Saturdays, Occoquan Visitors Center, 200 Mill St. $12; children 6-12, $6; children 5 and younger, free. 571-572-9410 or www.haunted-occoquan.com.

Thursday, June 20

Manassas farmers market, 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, Loy E. Harris Pavilion, 9201 Center St. 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Parking Lot B, West Street (next to the train station visitors center). 703-361-6599 or www.visitmanassas.org.

Bob Brown Puppets, “Mother Goose Caboose.” 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m., Chinn Park Regional Library, 13065 Chinn Park Dr., Woodbridge. Free. 703-792-4800.

American Business Women’s Association meeting, a presentation by Peggy Young, “Discover Your Greatness on Life’s Journey.” 11:30 a.m., Stratford University, 14349 Gideon Dr., Woodbridge. Lunch, $15. 703-986-0205.

National Active and Retired Federal Employees meeting, Woodbridge Chapter 1270. 11:30 a.m., Holiday Inn Quantico Center, 3901 Fettler Park Dr., Dumfries. Free; lunch, $15; reservations required. 703-499-8902.

Dirt-digging critters, Blue Ridge Wildlife Center rehabilitator Becky Shore introduces a turtle, a skunk and other animals that dig in the dirt. 3 p.m., Central Community Library, 8601 Mathis Ave., Manassas. Free, registration required. 703-361-8211.

“Longstreet during the Gettysburg Campaign,” author and historian Ronald Hawkins gives a detailed look at the Army of Northern Virginia’s second highest-ranking general, James Longstreet. 7 p.m., Dr. A.J. Ferlazzo Building, 15941 Donald Curtis Dr., Woodbridge. Free. 703-792-4754.

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

Gainesville farmers market, 2-6 p.m., Marque at Heritage Hunt, 13550 Heathcote Blvd., Gainesville. 703-754-7711.

Friday, June 21

Dirt-digging critters, Blue Ridge Wildlife Center rehabilitator Becky Shore introduces a turtle, a skunk and other animals that dig in the dirt. 10:30 a.m., Bull Run Regional Library, 8051 Ashton Ave., Manassas. Free, registration required. 703-792-4530.

Saturday, June 22

Occoquan farmers market, 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, Mill Street parking lot, next to Route 123 bridge, Occoquan. 703-491-1918.

“The Confederate Road to Gettysburg,” a trip led by local historians to pivotal Civil War battle sites. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tour will start at Brentsville Courthouse Historic Centre and carpool to historic sites for a guided tour. Light refreshments will be offered; bring lunch. Brentsville Courthouse Historic Centre, 12229 Bristow Rd., Bristow. $25. 703-365-7895 or www.pwcgov.org.

Friends of Feral Cats fundraiser, the nonprofit organization will provide information and collect donations of cat food. 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Giant in Centre Plaza, 4309 Dale Blvd., Dale City. 703-369-0888.

Bristoe Station Battlefield guided tours, learn about two Civil War battles at the site in 1862 and 1863. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. second and fourth weekends of each month. Tours leave on the hour, Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park, 10708 Bristow Rd., Bristow. Free. 703-366-3049 or www.pwcgov.org/historicsites.

Food of the 19th century, sample the different foods and drink served to plantation owners and in the slave quarters. Program includes historic commentary and a tour. 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Ben Lomond Historic Site, 10321 Sudley Manor Dr., Manassas. $75; reservation required. Space is limited. 703-367-7872.

Bob Brown Puppets, “Mother Goose Caboose.” 2 p.m., Potomac Community Library, 2201 Opitz Blvd., Woodbridge. Free. 703-494-8126.

Bagpipes and Celtic Dancers, part of the Center for the Arts SummerSounds concert series. 6:30 p.m., Loy E. Harris Pavilion, 9201 Center St., Manassas. Free. 703-330-2787.

Family movie night,Rudy,” starring Sean Astin. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. 7 p.m. Saturdays, Stonebridge at Potomac Town Center, 14900 Potomac Town Pl., Woodbridge. Free. www.stonebridgeptc.com.

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.

— Compiled by Sarah Lane

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