Prince William County community calendar, Nov. 17 to 23, 2013

November 17, 2013
Sunday, Nov. 17

“Operation Urgent Fury: Invasion of Grenada,” photographs and artifacts chronicling the invasion of Grenada. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, National Museum of the Marine Corps, 18900 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Triangle. Free. 877-635-1775.

“Weaving Copper and Sable,” copper work by Anne Jordan of Fairfax and watercolors by Jack Dyer of Springfield. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, through Dec. 2, Artists’ Undertaking, 309 Mill St., Occoquan. Free. 703-494-0584.

“Occoquan and Beyond,” Kathleen Best Gillmann’s exhibit features local and regional scenes. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays and noon-5 p.m. Sundays, through Dec. 1, Loft Gallery, 313 Mill St., Occoquan. Free. 703-490-1117.

Prince William Model Railroad Club, model trains will run on layouts modeled after Prince William. Members will be available to answer questions. Noon-4 p.m., Chinn Park Regional Library, 13065 Chinn Park Dr., Woodbridge. 703-792-4800.

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

“Willy Wonka, Jr.,” the Center for the Arts’ Pied Piper Theatre presents the musical production. 7 p.m. Saturdays and 4 p.m. Sundays, through Nov. 24, 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, Nov. 18

“The Suburbs,” paintings by Eric Garner. 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Fridays and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, through Nov. 26, Northern Virginia Community College, 6901 Sudley Rd., Manassas. Free. 703-257-6657.

Frederick Markham exhibit, landscapes in oil and graphite. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 1-5 p.m. Saturdays, through Dec. 12, Center for the Arts, Caton Merchant Family Art Gallery, 9419 Battle St., Manassas. Free. 703-330-2787 or www.center-for-the-arts.org.

Random Reads book club, a discussion of “Prayers for Sale” by Sandra Dallas. 1 p.m., Bull Run Regional Library, 8051 Ashton Ave., Manassas. 703-792-4530.

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

Crochet Guild meeting, learn new techniques. 7-9 p.m., Manassas Church of the Brethren, 10047 Nokesville Rd., Manassas. 571-247-1868.

Mystery book club, the group discusses “Double Homicide” by Jonathan and Faye Kellerman. 7 p.m., Central Community Library, 8601 Mathis Ave., Manassas. 703-361-8211.

Prince William Wildflower Society, Botanist Carl Taylor discusses ferns in the natural landscape. 7:30 p.m., Bethel Lutheran Church, 8712 Plantation Lane, Manassas. 703-368-2898.

Woodbridge Community Choir, members rehearse for their holiday concert season. 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, Nov. 19

Matinee Idylls, a buffet lunch followed by a performance by Ensemble da Camera. 12:30 p.m., Hylton Performing Arts Center, 10960 George Mason Cir., Manassas. $43; concert only, $20. 703-993-7759.

Friends of Leesylvania monthly meeting, 7:30 p.m., Leesylvania State Park, 2001 Daniel K. Ludwig Dr., Woodbridge. Free. 703-583-6904 or friendsofleesylvania@gmail.com.

Wednesday, Nov. 20

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

Book discussion group, this month’s selection is “Orphan Train” by Christina Baker Kline. 1 p.m., Central Community Library, 8601 Mathis Ave., Manassas. 703-361-8211.

Write by the Rails, several local authors discuss their experiences with writing and publishing. 1 p.m., Woodbridge Senior Center, 13850 Church Hill Dr., Woodbridge. 703-792-5081.

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, 6-7:30 p.m., House of Mercy, 8170 Flannery Ct., Manassas. 703-659-1636.

Lake Ridge Toastmasters Club, Lake Ridge Club 8913. 7:30 p.m., Tall Oaks Community Center, 12298 Cotton Mill Dr. $62 membership fee. 703-491-3020.

Prince William Art Society meeting, a fine arts program follows a short business meeting. 7:30 p.m., Canterbury Woods Community Center, 12184 Chaucer Lane, Lake Ridge. 703-490-5363 or www.princewilliamartsociety.org.

Thursday, Nov. 21

National Active and Retired Federal Employees meeting, Woodbridge Chapter 1270. 11:30 a.m., Holiday Inn Quantico Center, 3901 Fettler Park Dr., Dumfries. Free; lunch, $15.00; 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.

Friday, Nov. 22

Occoquan Holiday Open House, sponsored by the Business Guild of Occoquan, the evening features shopping throughout the historic town, refreshments and giveaways. 4-8 p.m., Occoquan Town Hall, 314 Mill St. Free. 703-201-8499.

Shanghai Ballet, “La Sylphide.” 8 p.m., Hylton Performing Arts Center, 10960 George Mason Cir., Manassas. $40-$56. 703-993-7759.

Saturday, Nov. 23

Home seller seminar, 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.

Children’s multicultural book club, for children 3 and older with a parent or guardian. 1-2:30 p.m., Chinn Park Regional Library, 13065 Chinn Park Dr., Woodbridge. 703-792-4800.

Cashore Marionettes, puppeteer Joseph Cashore presents “Simple Gifts.” 2 p.m., Hylton Performing Arts Center, 10960 George Mason Cir., Manassas. $15; children, $5. 703-993-7759.

Author Dan Verner, a book launch party for the Manassas resident’s first novel, “On Wings of the Morning.” 3-5 p.m., Manassas Baptist Church, 8730 Sudley Rd.

— Compiled by Sarah Lane

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