Prince William County community calendar, March 3-10

March 4, 2013
Sunday, March 3

“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.

Ballroom dancing, swing 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.

Treasure Island,” the Center for the Arts Pied Piper Theatre presents the musical. 4 p.m., Grace E. Metz Middle School, 9950 Wellington Rd., Manassas. $12; children 12 and younger, $10. 703-330-2787 or www.center-for-the-arts.org.

Monday, March 4

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.

“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.

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.

Lake Jackson Mid-County Lions Club meeting, 6:30 p.m., hibachi buffet and sushi, 8121 Sudley Rd., Manassas. 703-791-5227.

Habitat For Humanity selection, learn how families are chosen to participate in the program and how to apply. 7-8:30 p.m., Prince William County Government Center, Development Services Building, 5 County Complex Ct., Woodbridge. Reservations required. 703-369-6708.

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 the spring concert season. No auditions required. 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 5

“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. Artist’s reception from 1-5 p.m. March 10. 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.

Home ownership workshop, Virginia Cooperative Extension presents “Am I Ready to Buy a House?” 7 p.m., Potomac Community Library, 2201 Opitz Blvd., Woodbridge. 703-792-6287.

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. Free. 703-791-6175.

Wednesday, March 6

Poet Sonia Sanchez, the National Book Critics Circle Award finalist will discuss her writing. Rescheduled from Feb. 25. 5 p.m., Northern Virginia Community College, 6901 Sudley Rd., Manassas. Free. 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.

Thursday, March 7

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

Americans in Wartime lecture, representatives from the Americans in Wartime Museum discuss the progress toward opening the museum. 7 p.m., Old Manassas Courthouse, 9248 Lee Ave., Manassas. Free. 703-792-4754.

Saturday, March 9

“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.

Boy Scout Troop 964 model train show, with a variety of model trains, including Lionel, Lego and steam-powered models. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Saunders Middle School, 13557 Spriggs Rd., Manassas. $7; seniors and students, $3; children 5 and younger, free. 703-878-3132 or www.troop964.org.

Career training, learn about affordable career training programs offered by the college and community partners. 10 a.m.-noon, Northern Virginia Community College, 9485 Innovation Dr., Manassas. Free. 703-425-5245 or www.nvcc.edu/calendar.

Home buyer seminar, presented by 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.

Quilt show, more than 200 quilts, vendors, a silent auction, demonstrations, raffles and appraisals. Sponsored by Cabin Branch and Stone House Quilt Guilds. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Prince William County Fairgrounds, 10624 Dumfries Rd., Manassas. $5; seniors, $4; children 11 and younger, free. 703-201-8586, www.cabinbranchquilters.org or www.stonehousequilters.org.

Sustainable vegetable gardening, learn to prepare, improve and cultivate garden soil. 10 a.m.-noon, Old Manassas Courthouse, 9248 Lee Ave., Manassas. Free. 703-792-7747.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade, the procession begins at Quarry Road and Prescott Avenue, featuring pipe and drum bands and Irish dance groups. 11 a.m., Old Town Manassas, Center Street, Manassas. 703-782-6948 or www.stpatparade.net.

Cookbook talk, the husband-and-wife team of Laura and Peter Zeranski discuss and sign copies of their book “Polish Classic Desserts.” 2-4 p.m., Salt & Pepper Books, 125 Mill St. No. 6, Occoquan. 703-491-4411.

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.

Hope Design Ministry fundraiser, live music, hors d’oeuvres, door prizes and silent auction items such as celebrity-autographed guitars and photographs. 7-9 p.m., Gainesville Presbyterian Church, 16127 Lee Hwy., Gainesville. $5. 540-349-2442.

Sunday, March 10

Prince William Symphony Orchestra, the brass ensemble performs as part of the 11th annual Sounds of the Symphony Concert Series. 2 p.m., Chinn Park Regional Library, 13065 Chinn Park Dr., Woodbridge. Free. 703-792-4800. Online registration, http://pwcgov.evanced.info/.

World percussion workshop, percussionist Kevin Powell provides basic instruction on congas, bongos, bells, claves and other instruments. Participants may bring their own instruments. 2 p.m., Central Community Library, 8601 Mathis Ave., Manassas. Free, registration required. 703-361-8211.

Prince William Community Band, a concert featuring historic marches from around the world. 3 p.m., Osbourn Park High School, 8909 Euclid Ave., Manassas. Free. 703-365-6500.

— Compiled by Sarah Lane

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