Prince William County community calendar, Nov. 11 to 18, 2012

November 12, 2012
Sunday, Nov. 11

“Between the States: Photographs of the American Civil War,” the exhibit, on loan from the George Eastman House, examines the role of photography in the Civil War. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, through Jan. 6, Manassas Museum, 9101 Prince William St., Manassas. $5; seniors and children, $4; children 5 and younger, free. 703-368-1873.

“Currency in Conflict,” the exhibit, on loan from the American Numismatic Association Money Museum, examines the role of money in the Civil War. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, through Feb. 3, Manassas Museum, 9101 Prince William St., Manassas. $5; seniors and children, $4; children 5 and younger, free. 703-368-1873.

“Symbolic,” bronze and silver jewelry by Sherry Chaples of Springfield, carved eggshells by Tina Kannapel of Fairfax and photography and digital painting by David and Jane Ernst of Springfield. 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. daily, through Dec. 3, Artists’ Undertaking, 309 Mill St., Occoquan. 703-494-0584.

“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.

Church dedication, a ceremony dedicating the new education wing and fellowship hall. 11:30 a.m., Church of Christ, 13130 Hillendale Dr., Woodbridge. 703-590-1790.

“Remembering Those Blue Mountains,” watercolors by Marcia Weidler. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays, noon-5 p.m. Sundays, through Dec. 2, Loft Gallery, 313 Mill St., Occoquan. 703-490-1117.

Monday, Nov. 12

“In Retrospect,” works by Cedric Baker. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 1-5 p.m. Saturdays, through Dec. 13. Artist reception: 6-8 p.m. Friday, Center for the Arts, Caton Merchant Family Art Gallery, 9419 Battle St., Manassas. 703-330-2787 or

Veterans Day wreath laying ceremony, hosted by the GFWC Women’s Club of Manassas and the Stonewall Jackson High School Junior Air Force ROTC. 11 a.m., Manassas Museum, War Memorial on Main Street next to the museum, 9101 Prince William St. 703-508-0399.

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

Woodbridge Community Choir, members rehearse for their Christmas 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

Tuesday, Nov. 13

Prince William County Genealogical Society, Amy Shaw, a Family Service counselor, discusses interments. New members welcome. 10:30 a.m., Hillendale Fire Station, 13511 Hillendale Dr., Dale City. 703-897-6743.

Writers of children’s literature, new group members welcome to share their writings and offer encouragement and constructive criticism. 7 p.m., Bull Run Regional Library, 8051 Ashton Ave., Manassas. 703-792-4530.

Wednesday, Nov. 14

LifeLong Learning Forum, the topic will be transportation in Northern Virginia. 10 a.m., Northern Virginia Community College, Colgan Hall, 6901 Sudley Rd., Manassas. 571-606-0247 or

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.

National Active and Retired Federal Employees, meeting for Chapter 356. Lunch, 11:30 a.m.; meeting, 12:30 p.m. Hibachi Buffet and Sushi, 8121 Sudley Rd., Manassas. Free; attendees pay for their lunch. 703-361-4677.

Taste of Westminster, international food samples and tours of the facility. 1 p.m., Westminster at Lake Ridge, 12191 Clipper Dr., Lake Ridge. 703-496-3440.

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, Nov. 15

American Business Women’s Association meeting, a presentation by Nancy Finnegan on the basics of Women’s Instructional Network. Nonperishable food will be collected for the ACTS food pantry. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Stratford University, 14349 Gideon Dr., 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. Lunch, $18.50; reservations required. 703-499-8902.

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

“Laughing Stock” auditions, Castaways Repertory Theatre will hold auditions for its winter production. 6:30-10:30 p.m. Thursday, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday, Dr. A.J. Ferlazzo Building, 15941 Donald Curtis Dr., Woodbridge. 703-508-5418 or

Third Thursday Thrillers book group, this month’s book is “The Godwulf Manuscript” by Robert B. Parker. 7 p.m., Potomac Community Library, 2201 Opitz Blvd., Woodbridge. 703-494-8126.

Friday, Nov. 16

Business Women of Prince William County, a monthly networking meeting featuring roundtable introductions, a brief program and a 50/50 raffle. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Giorgio’s Family Restaurant, 4394 Kevin Walker Dr., Montclair. Attendees pay for lunch. 910-389-5771, 703-369-6717,,

Senior luncheon, bring a side dish or dessert to share. 1-2:30 p.m., Dumfries Community and Cultural Center, 17757 Main St., Dumfries. Free. 703-221-3400.

Saturday, Nov. 17

Holiday Barn Yard Sale, items include holiday decorations, indoor and outdoor lights, dinnerware and toys. Proceeds benefit homeless women and children. 8 a.m.-noon, Transitional Housing BARN, Dairy Barn, 9541 Linton Hall Rd., Bristow. 703-369-1325 or

Robo Run 5K, proceeds from race benefit the science, technology, engineering and math programs of the Prince William County/Manassas Boys and Girls Clubs. 8 a.m., Jennie Dean Park, 9678 Wellington Rd., Manassas. $30. 703-257-8315 or

Literacy Volunteers of America tutor training workshop, volunteers learn to help adults read and write. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-noon Dec. 1, McCoart Administration Building, 1 County Complex Ct., Woodbridge. $35, registration required. 703-670-5702 or

Manassas Neighborhood Conference, this year’s theme is “Giving Back: Service in the City.” The event will include a homeowners association book camp, a workshop for residents without an homeowners association and children’s activities and games. 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Boys & Girls Club, 9501 Dean Park Lane, Manassas. Free, registration required. 703-257-8315 or

Open Hearth Cooking Class, learn to build a fire and cook three dishes. 10 a.m., Brentsville Courthouse Historic Centre, Haislip Farmhouse, 12229 Bristow Rd., Bristow. $40, registration required. 703-365-7895.

Family History Day, learn about Revolutionary War camp life, drill with soldiers and sample camp food. Event includes children’s activities and crafts. 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Rippon Lodge, 15520 Blackburn Rd., Woodbridge. Free. Suggested donation, $5. 703-499-9812.

Prince William Model Railroad Club, trains will run on layouts modeled after Prince William. Members will be available to answer questions. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, noon-4 p.m. next Sunday, Bull Run Regional Library, 8051 Ashton Ave., Manassas. 703-792-4530.

“Dancing in the Wings,” in a ballet-themed play, directed and choreographed by Debbie Allen, a girl named Sassy dreams of becoming a star ballerina. 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, 3 p.m. next Sunday, Hylton Performing Arts Center, 10960 George Mason Cir., Manassas. $15 in advance, $17 at the door; $10 in advance/$12 at the door for students and seniors. 703-993-7759.

“The Little Mermaid, Jr.,” the Center for the Arts Pied Piper Theatre presents the musical production. 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, 4 p.m. next Sunday, Grace E. Metz Middle School, 9950 Wellington Rd., Manassas. $12; children 12 and younger, $10. 703-330-2787 or

Bull Run Book Illustrators, a monthly group meets to share tips and offer constructive criticism. 2 p.m., Bull Run Regional Library, 8051 Ashton Ave., Manassas. 703-792-4530.

Poet Kalli Dakos,the children’s poet will read from her books, including “A Funeral in the Bathroom and other School Bathroom Poems,” “The Bug in Teacher’s Coffee” and “If You’re Not Here, Please Raise Your Hand.” 2 p.m., Chinn Park Regional Library, 13065 Chinn Park Dr., Woodbridge. 703-792-4800.

Science fiction book club,participants discuss “Counting Heads” by David Marusek. 2:30 p.m., Central Community Library, 8601 Mathis Ave., Manassas. 703-361-8211.

Weems-Botts silent auction fundraiser, proceeds support the restoration and preservation of the museum’s collection. 6:30 p.m., Dumfries-Triangle Rescue Squad, 3800 Graham Park Rd., Dumfries. $5. 703-221-2218.

“Cyrano de Bergerac,” Aquila Theatre performs the 19th-century French play about a romantic but ugly man. 8 p.m., Hylton Performing Arts Center, 10960 George Mason Cir., Manassas. $24-$40. 703-993-7759.

Sunday, Nov. 18

Civic participation forum, “Voting Was Easy, Now What?” will be the topic of a panel discussion by Del. Rich Anderson (R), former delegate Jim Dillard (R), Occoquan Mayor Earnest W. Porta Jr. and Anne Marie Morgan of Virginia Public Radio, sponsored by the League of Women Voters. 2 p.m., Osbourn Park High School, 8909 Euclid Ave., Manassas. 703-743-1831 or

— Compiled by Sarah Lane

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