Prince William County community calendar, March 17 to 24, 2013

March 18, 2013
Sunday, March 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.

“From Morning to Night: Domestic Service in the Gilded Age South,” a traveling exhibit on domestic service of the early 20th century. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays, through April 21, Manassas Museum, 9101 Prince William St., Manassas. $5; seniors and children, $4; Baldwin students and their families, free. 703-368-1873.

“Marianne and Jack: Fire and Water,” pottery by Marianne Cordyack of Reston and watercolors by Jack Dyer of Springfield. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, through April 1, Artists’ Undertaking, 309 Mill St., Occoquan. Free. 703-494-0584.

Meet the Easter Bunny,10 a.m.-9 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sundays, through March 30, Potomac Mills, Grand Court, 2700 Potomac Mills Cir., Woodbridge. Free; photos sold. 703-496-9330 or www.potomacmills.com.

“Spring is in the Air,” Karin Sebolka’s large, expressive watercolors. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays and noon-5 p.m. Sundays, through March 30, Loft Gallery, 313 Mill St., Occoquan. Free. 703-490-1117.

Danu, the award-winning Celtic band performs. 4 p.m., Hylton Performing Arts Center, 10960 George Mason Cir., Manassas. $28, $36, $44. 703-993-7759.

Monday, March 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.

AARP income-tax preparation help, for seniors and low-to-moderate income taxpayers, with trained volunteers. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays, noon-8 p.m. Thursdays, Bull Run Regional Library, 8051 Ashton Ave., Manassas. Free. 703-792-4530.

Random Reads book club, a discussion of “The Story of Beautiful Girl” by Rachel Simon. 1 p.m., Bull Run Regional Library, 8051 Ashton Ave., Manassas. 703-792-4530.

Organizational strategies seminar, Pat Manalio of Strategic Management Partners discusses organizing important papers. 1:30 p.m., Westminster at Lake Ridge, 12191 Clipper Dr., Lake Ridge. Free, reservations required. 703-496-3440.

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. 703-791-4119 or www.pwcb.org.

Prince William Wildflower Society, Michael Lott of Crow’s Nest Natural Area Preserve in Stafford will discuss the different natural communities and native plants found at the preserve. 7:30 p.m., Bethel Lutheran Church, 8712 Plantation Lane, Manassas. Free. 703-368-2898.

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, March 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.

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.

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

Wednesday, March 20

“Twist of Fate” book signing, authors Sharon Swope and Genilee Swope Parente sign copies of their book. 11 a.m., Potomac Woods Community Center, 2001 Southampton St., Woodbridge. Free. 703-680-9231.

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.

Women’s History Month discussion, faculty members discuss “Perspectives on Power: Women, Hollywood and Economic Opportunity in Corporate America,” “Wordless Featuring Women in European History” and “Women at Each Other: The Plight of Our Less Supportive, Critical Selves.” 3 p.m., Northern Virginia Community College, 6901 Sudley Rd., Manassas. Free. 703-323-3000.

Legal Aspects of Divorce, lawyer Catherine Croft explains the legal aspects of separation and divorce, sponsored by the Women’s Center. 7-9 p.m., Farrell & Croft, 9324 Main St., Manassas. $55, registration required. 703-281-2657, Ext. 276 or www.thewomenscenter.org.

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 “A Land More Kind Than Home” by Wiley Cash. 1 p.m., Central Community Library, 8601 Mathis Ave., Manassas. 703-361-8211.

Prince William Art Society meeting, Northern Virginia Community College art history professor Elizabeth Lynch discusses the 1863 French exhibition of jury-rejected works. 7:30 p.m., Canterbury Woods Community Center, 12184 Chaucer Lane, Lake Ridge. Free. 703-670-9437 or www.princewilliamartsociety.org.

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, March 21

“Landscape: Two Parables,” acrylic paintings by Carol Lopatin and photographs by Rosemary Luckett. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 1-5 p.m. Saturdays, through April 25, Center for the Arts, Caton Merchant Family Art Gallery, 9419 Battle St., Manassas. Free. 703-330-2787 or www.center-for-the-arts.org.

American Business Women’s Association meeting, a presentation by Kirk Johnson, “The 3DKey Regarding Adversity.” 11:30 a.m., Bungalow Ale House, 2840 Prince William Pkwy., 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, $15.00; reservations required. 703-499-8902.

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

“Gertrude Bell and Her Role in the Creation of Iraq,” faculty members lead a discussion in honor of Women’s History Month. 5 p.m., Northern Virginia Community College, 6901 Sudley Rd., Manassas. Free. 703-323-3000.

Third Thursday Thrillers book group, this month’s book is “City of Saints” by Andrew Hunt. 7 p.m., Potomac Community Library, 2201 Opitz Blvd., Woodbridge. 703-494-8126.

Women’s suffrage lecture, historian Lynne Hodge gives a living history portrayal of a suffragette from 1913 to 1920. 7 p.m., Dr. A.J. Ferlazzo Building, 15941 Donald Curtis Dr., Woodbridge. Free. 703-792-4754.

Saturday, March 23

Lawn care seminar, master gardener John Miller shares 10 ways to keep a lawn green. 10 a.m., Sudley North Government Center, 7987 Ashton Ave., Manassas. Free. 703-792-7747.

Manassas farmers market, 10 a.m. Saturdays. Loy E. Harris Pavilion, 9201 Center St., and 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, Parking Lot B, West Street (next to the train station visitors center). 703-361-6599 or www.visitmanassas.org.

Quilting demonstrations, learn about the meaning behind quilt patterns and try quilting. 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Brentsville Courthouse Historic Centre, 12229 Bristow Rd., Bristow. $5; children 5 and younger, free. 703-365-7895.

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.

“Wish Upon a Star” Annual Student Showcase, tap, ballet and jazz performances from students of the School of Classical and Creative dance. 4 p.m., Hylton Performing Arts Center, 10960 George Mason Cir., Manassas. $15. 703-993-7759.

Sunday, March 24

Muslim Journeys book discussion group,Daoud Nassimi, a professor of Islamic studies at Northern Virginia Community College, leads a discussion of “The Story of the Qur’an: Its History and Place in Muslim Life,” by Ingrid Mattson. 2 p.m., Chinn Park Regional Library, 13065 Chinn Park Dr., Woodbridge. 703-792-4800.

Woodbridge Flute Choir, the 25-member ensemble performs. 3 p.m., Hylton Performing Arts Center, 10960 George Mason Cir., Manassas. $15, seniors and military $12.50, students $10. 703-993-7759.

— Compiled by Sarah Lane

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