Prince William County community calendar, May 18-24, 2014

May 18, 2014
Sunday, May 18

“Spring Is In the Air II,” watercolors by artist Karin Sebolka. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays and noon-5 p.m. Sundays, through June 1. Loft Gallery, 313 Mill St., Occoquan. 703-490-1117.

Lions Spring Vendor Fair and Wine Tasting, home-based businesses, local artists and wineries, food vendors and live entertainment. Noon-6 p.m., Loy E. Harris Pavilion, 9201 Center St., Manassas. Free; fee for wine tastings. 703-335-2607.

“South Pacific,” Castaways Repertory Theatre presents Rodgers and Hammerstein’s musical. 1 p.m., Dr. A.J. Ferlazzo Building, 15941 Donald Curtis Dr., Woodbridge. $16; seniors, students, military and county employees, $12; children 12 and younger, $8. 703-232-1710 or www.castawaystheatre.org.

“The Last Days of Stonewall Jackson,” author Chris Mackowski discusses his book. 2 p.m., Manassas Museum, 9101 Prince William St., Manassas. Free. 703-368-1873.

Bingo, proceeds support local veterans. 2 p.m. Sundays, 7:15 p.m. Mondays, Woodbridge American Legion, 3640 Friendly Post Lane, Woodbridge. $10 minimum. 703-494-4304.

Woodbridge Flute Choir, the annual spring concert. 2 p.m., Central Community Library, 8601 Mathis Ave., Manassas. Free. 703-361-8211.

“Disney’s Peter Pan Jr,” the Center for the Arts’ Pied Piper Theatre performs the musical based on a new version of James Barrie’s classic tale. 4 p.m., Gar-Field High School, 14000 Smoketown Rd., Woodbridge. $12; children 12 and younger, $10. 703-330-2787 or www.center-for-the-arts.org.

Monday, May 19

“Collaborative Printmakers,” photographer Erwin Thamm is co-founder of the GMU Printmakers Guild and Patrick Sargent began printmaking in 2002. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 1-5 p.m. Saturdays, through June 5, Center for the Arts, Caton Merchant Family Gallery, 9419 Battle St., Manassas. Free. 703-330-2787 or www.center-for-the-arts.org.

Brit Lit book club, a discussion of “The Spinning Heart” by Donal Ryan. 1 p.m., Chinn Park Regional Library, 13065 Chinn Park Dr., Woodbridge. Free. 703-792-4800.

Job search network group, plus discussion of various topics related to the search process. 1-3 p.m. Mondays, House of Mercy, 8170 Flannery Ct., Manassas. Free. 703-659-1636.

Random Reads book club, a discussion of “The Girls Who Went Away” by Ann Fessler. 1 p.m., Bull Run Regional Library, 8051 Ashton Ave., Manassas. Free. 703-792-4530.

Lake Jackson Mid County Lions Club meeting, 6:30 p.m., Great American Steak and Buffet, 8365 Sudley Rd., Manassas. Free. 703-369-6791.

Mystery book club, the group discusses “The Rope” by Nevada Barr. 7 p.m., Central Community Library, 8601 Mathis Ave., Manassas. Free. 703-361-8211.

Prince William Wildflower Society, Dennis Whigham, orchid ecologist and senior botanist with the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, will discuss native orchids. 7:30 p.m., Bethel Lutheran Church, 8712 Plantation Lane, Manassas. Free. 703-368-2898.

Tuesday, May 20

“Intersections of Art and Life,” the exhibit features works from William Woodward’s “Seven Deadly Sins Series” and still life paintings by Becky Parrish. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday, through May 24. Hylton Performing Arts Center, 10960 George Mason Cir., Manassas. Free. 703-993-7759.

Downsizing and planning workshop, use floor plans and furniture templates to plan your new home. Offered by Wise Moves. Lunch available. 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Westminster at Lake Ridge, 12191 Clipper Dr., Lake Ridge. Free, registration required. 703-496-3440 or www.wlrva.org.

Latino Reads, the group discusses “This is How You Lose Her” by Junot Diaz. 7 p.m., Potomac Community Library, 2201 Opitz Blvd., Woodbridge. Free. 703-792-8330.

Friends of Leesylvania Park, regular meeting, new members welcome; the group raises money and supports park programs such as the Junior Rangers, free kids fishing tournaments and Haunted History hikes. 7:30 p.m., Leesylvania State Park, 2001 Daniel K. Ludwig Dr., Woodbridge. Free. 703-583-6904 or friendsofleesylvania@gmail.com.

Wednesday, May 21

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. Free. 703-792-4800.

National Active and Retired Federal Employees, a meeting for Chapter 356. Lunch at 11:30 a.m.; meeting begins at noon. 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 “The Rosie Project” by Graeme Simsion. 1 p.m., Central Community Library, 8601 Mathis Ave., Manassas. Free. 703-361-8211.

Navigating Medicare presentation, Rosemari Walker of the Area Agency on Aging discusses Medicare. 7 p.m., Home Instead Senior Care, 9817 Godwin Drive, #202, Manassas. Free. 703-530-1360.

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, May 22

Manassas farmers market, 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursdays, 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.

The Singing Lizard, an interactive show of original songs for children 2-6 with a caregiver. 10:45 a.m., Central Community Library, 8601 Mathis Ave., Manassas. Free. 703-361-8211.

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

August 24, 1814 Washington in Flames, author and historian Carole Herrick discusses the British burning of the nation’s capital. 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.

Saturday, May 24

Ebenezer Baptist Church Basketball All-Stars, the annual event includes a 3-point shootout, skills challenge, shooting stars challenge and a 4-team tournament. 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Ebenezer Baptist Church, 13020 Telegraph Rd., Woodbridge. Free. 703-494-9923.

Brentsville Car Show, antique cars and trucks from clubs such as the Quantico Marauders will be on display.The event includes tours of the historic buildings, games and other activities. 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Brentsville Courthouse Historic Centre, 12229 Bristow Rd., Bristow. $10, children 5 and younger free. 703-365-7895.

Old Town Walking Tour, costumed interpreters lead a tour of Old Town Manassas. 11 a.m. Saturdays, Manassas Museum, 9101 Prince William St. $5. 703-368-1873.

Children’s multicultural book club, for children 3 and older with a parent or guardian, the club is divided into age groups and each group reads an age-appropriate book. To find out book titles, pick up a copy of the club’s newsletter at the Information Desk. 1-2:30 p.m., Chinn Park Regional Library, 13065 Chinn Park Dr., Woodbridge. Free. 703-792-4800.

Rose garden tea, tea, light refreshments and a talk on roses and spring flowers in the historic antique rose garden. 1-3 p.m., Ben Lomond Historic Site, 10321 Sudley Manor Dr., Manassas. $30, reservations required. 703-367-7872 or www.pwcgov.org/historicsites.

Manassas writers group, writers provide comments on one another’s works. 2 p.m., Bull Run Regional Library, 8051 Ashton Ave., Manassas. Free. 703-792-4500.

— Compiled by Sarah Lane

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