Prince William County community calendar, May 2 to 8, 2013

Thursday, May 2

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

“Dare to Dance,” an exhibit of art quilts curated by Mary Kerr, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 1-5 p.m. Saturdays, through June 13, Center for the Arts, Caton Merchant Family Art Gallery, 9419 Battle St., Manassas. Free. 703-330-2787 or www.center-for-the-arts.org.

“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 Monday, Artists’ Undertaking, 309 Mill St., Occoquan. Free. 703-494-0584.

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

Book Signing, featuring seven authors, most of whom have written culinary mysteries. 4-7 p.m., Salt & Pepper Books, 125 Mill St. No. 6, Occoquan. Free. 703-491-4411.

“Bye Bye Birdie” auditions,actors will perform a short dance routine and be prepared to sing a 2-3 minute song not from the show. The Prince William Little Theatre production runs July 19-28. Adults audition 7-10 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday. Teens audition noon-4 p.m. Saturday. Grace United Methodist Church, 9750 Wellington Rd., Manassas. 703-330-7796 or www.pwlt.org.

Man of La Mancha,” Castaways Repertory Theatre presents the play based on the novel “Don Quixote.” 8 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, through May 17; 8 p.m. May 11 and 18; and 1 p.m. May 12 and 19. , 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.

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, May 3

Lunch and Learn about Retirement Living, a lunch and tour of the retirement community. 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Westminster at Lake Ridge, 12191 Clipper Dr., Lake Ridge. 703-496-3440.

Spring gallery walk, businesses and shops host artist receptions and live music. 6-9:30 p.m., Old Town Manassas, Center Street, Manassas. Free. 703-361-6599 or www.visitmanassas.org.

Saturday, May 4

Occoquan farmers market, 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, Mill Street parking lot, next to Route 123 bridge, Occoquan. 703-491-1918.

Bicycle tour, bring your bike for a tour of Civil War forts, cemeteries, markers and natural features. 9-11 a.m., Manassas Museum, 9101 Prince William St., Manassas. $4.50. 703-368-1873.

Historic Preservation talk and tour, preservationists explain what makes a building worth saving and why it’s important. Participants will be able to go inside the jail, which is undergoing restoration. 1-3 p.m., Brentsville Courthouse Historic Centre, 12229 Bristow Rd., Bristow. $15. 703-365-7895.

Local author fair, meet authors and discuss their books. 2 p.m., Bull Run Regional Library, 8051 Ashton Ave., Manassas. 703-792-4530.

Bull Run Rotary Club Monte Carlo Night, casino games, silent and live auctions and door prizes to benefit local charities including BARN, Habitat for Humanity, Matthew’s Center and the American Red Cross. 6:30-11:30 p.m., Virginia Portuguese Community Center, 9509 Lee Ave. West, Manassas. $50. 703-926-6878 or www.bullrunrotaryclub.com.

Dr. Ralph Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys, 8 p.m., Hylton Performing Arts Center, 10960 George Mason Cir., Manassas. $38, $46, $54. 703-993-7759.

Woodbridge Community Choir, the spring concert’s theme of “Look to the Rainbow” features songs from movies and Broadway. 8 p.m., Dr. A.J. Ferlazzo Building, 15941 Donald Curtis Dr., Woodbridge. Free. 703-491-1820 or www.woodbridgecommunitychoir.org.

Sunday, May 5

Dale City farmers market,8 a.m.-1 p.m., Dale City Commuter Lot, behind Center Plaza Shopping Center, Dale Boulevard. 703-670-7112, Ext. 227, www.pwcparks.org.

Book talk, a discussion of the history of Liberia Plantation, “Sentry of the Ages.” 2 p.m., Manassas Museum, 9101 Prince William St., Manassas. Free. 703-368-1873.

Ballroom dancing, foxtrot 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.

Latin singer Lila Downs, 7 p.m., Hylton Performing Arts Center, 10960 George Mason Cir., Manassas. $28, $36, $44. 703-993-7759.

Monday, May 6

Lake Jackson Mid-County Lions Club meeting, 6:30 p.m., Hibachi Buffet and Sushi, 8121 Sudley Rd., Manassas. Free. 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.

Tuesday, May 7

Spring art exhibit, watercolors, etchings, photography, digital painting, ribbon embroidery, fused glass, copper work, turned wood, pottery, egg shell carvings, jewelry, acrylic and oil paintings. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, through June 3, Artists’ Undertaking, 309 Mill St., Occoquan. 703-494-0584.

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.

Celebration Singers, a concert featuring a collection of John Rutter’s work. 7:30 p.m., Westminster at Lake Ridge, 12191 Clipper Dr., Lake Ridge. Free. 703-583-4422.

Wednesday, May 8

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.

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. 703-659-1636.

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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