Prince William County community calendar, March 21 to 28, 2013

March 20, 2013
Thursday, March 21

“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.

“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.

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.

“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.

“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.

American Business Women’s Association meeting, a presentation by Kirk Johnson on “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; reservations required. 703-499-8902.

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

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 portrays a suffragette from 1913-20. 7 p.m., Dr. A.J. Ferlazzo Building, 15941 Donald Curtis Dr., Woodbridge. Free. 703-792-4754.

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.

Friday, March 22

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.

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, 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 ages 3 and older with a parent or guardian. 1-2:30 p.m., Chinn Park Regional Library, 13065 Chinn Park Dr., Woodbridge. 703-792-4800.

“Wish Upon a Star,” showcase of dance performances of tap, ballet and jazz by 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.

Monday, March 25

Brit Lit book club, a discussion of “A Death in C Minor” by Rebecca Yount. 1 p.m., Chinn Park Regional Library, 13065 Chinn Park Dr., Woodbridge. 703-792-4800.

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 their 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 26

Zonta International dinner, a presentation by a representative from the House, a Woodbridge-based organization that provides programs to students. 6:30 p.m., Montclair Country Club, 16500 Edgewood Dr., Montclair. $20. 703-405-3548 or sherrill.pusey@longandfoster.com.

Prince William Chorale, 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 “The Winter Palace” by Eva Stachniak. Chinn Park Regional Library, 13065 Chinn Park Dr., Woodbridge. 703-792-4800.

Wednesday, March 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, March 28

Baby animal petting zoo, bunnies, ducks, chicks and sheep from the Bar C Ranch. 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Chinn Park Regional Library, 13065 Chinn Park Dr., Woodbridge. Free, registration required. 703-792-4800.

“King of Kings” Easter production, a play portraying the ministry of Jesus. 7 p.m., through March 29, Christ Chapel, 13909 Smoketown Rd., Woodbridge. Free. 703-670-8481.

Pickett’s Charge lecture, Matt Atkinson, a historian at Gettysburg National Military Park, discusses the events of July 3, 1863. 7 p.m., Old Manassas Courthouse, 9248 Lee Ave., Manassas. 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.

— Compiled by Sarah Lane

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