Prince William County community calendar, March 28 to April 4, 2013

March 27, 2013
Thursday, March 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.

“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 Saturday, 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 Monday, 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 Saturday, Loft Gallery, 313 Mill St., Occoquan. Free. 703-490-1117.

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

Human trafficking symposium, sponsored by Soroptimist International of Manassas. 6:30 p.m., George Mason University, Verizon Auditorium, 10900 University Blvd., Manassas. Free. 703-369-1325.

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.

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 29

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.

Saturday, March 30

AARP tax preparation help, for seniors and low-to-moderate income taxpayers, with trained volunteers. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Bull Run Regional Library, 8051 Ashton Ave., Manassas. Free. 703-792-4530.

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.

Easter Bunny visit, the Easter Bunny will be handing out jellybean-filled eggs throughout the town. 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Occoquan. Free. 703-201-8499.

Easter egg hunt, event also includes crafts, games, pony rides, a moon bounce and train rides; bring a basket. 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Rippon Lodge, 15520 Blackburn Rd., Woodbridge. $5; $1 off admission with donation of a canned good. 703-499-9812.

“Unheralded Heroines: Women in the Civil War,” guided tours focusing on the role of women during the Civil War. Tours begin on the hour. 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Ben Lomond Historic Site, 10321 Sudley Manor Dr., Manassas. $5; children 5 and younger, free. 703-367-7872.

Monday, April 1

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 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, April 2

“Cool Copper — Hot Diana,” copper work by Anne Jordan of Fairfax and paintings by Roger Frey of Woodbridge. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, through May 6, Artists’ Undertaking, 309 Mill St., Occoquan. Free. 703-494-0584.

“How Culture Cues Connections,” metallic archival photographs by Deborah Herndon. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays and noon-5 p.m. Sundays, through April 28, Loft Gallery, 313 Mill St., Occoquan. Free. 703-490-1117.

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. 703-791-6175.

Wednesday, April 3

Job search network group, in addition to networking, weekly meetings will cover various topics related to the job search process. 6-7:30 p.m., House of Mercy, 8170 Flannery Ct., Manassas. Free. 703-659-1636.

Photographer Nate Larson, a professor at the Maryland Institute College of Art, discusses his work. 7 p.m., Northern Virginia Community College, 15200 Neabsco Rd., Woodbridge. 703-323-3000.

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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