Prince William County community calendar, Nov. 22 to 29, 2012

November 23, 2012
Thursday, Nov. 22

Turkey Stomp Gravy Splash, instructors lead a variety of exercise classes and activities for adults and children 16 and older. 8:30-10 a.m., Chinn Aquatics & Fitness Center, 13025 Chinn Park Dr., Woodbridge. $25. 703-730-1051.

Friday, Nov. 23

“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. Free. 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.

“In Retrospect,” artworks by Cedric Baker. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 1-5 p.m. Saturdays, through Dec. 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.

“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.

“All I Want for Christmas,” Encore Theatrical Arts Project presents a song and dance extravaganza about what happens when the North Pole becomes infected with the “gimme! gimme! flu virus.” 7 p.m. Friday, 1 and 5 p.m. Saturday, Hylton Performing Arts Center, 10960 George Mason Cir., Manassas. $17-$30. 703-993-7759 or www.encore-tap.org.

Saturday, Nov. 24

Dumfries genealogy meeting, learn to trace your family’s ancestry, sponsored by the Missing Connection. 2 p.m.-4 p.m., Weems-Botts Annex, 3944 Cameron St. 703-221-2218 or www.themissingconnection.com.

Manassas writers group, 2-4 p.m., Bull Run Regional Library, 8051 Ashton Ave. 703-792-4500.

Sunday, Nov. 25

Chanticleer Christmas, a holiday program featuring Gregorian chants, sacred works, traditional English and European carols, American folk hymns, contemporary music and more. 4 p.m., Hylton Performing Arts Center, 10960 George Mason Cir., Manassas. $24-$48. 888-945-2468 or cfa.gmu.edu.

Monday, Nov. 26

Brit Lit book club, a discussion of “Her Majesty: The Court of Queen Elizabeth II” by Robert Hardman. 1 p.m., Chinn Park Regional Library, 13065 Chinn Park Dr., Woodbridge. Free. 703-792-4800.

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 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 www.woodbridgecommunitychoir.org.

Tuesday, Nov. 27

Writers of children’s literature, 7 p.m., Bull Run Regional Library, 8051 Ashton Ave., Manassas. 703-792-4530.

NOVA Novel Book Club, participants discuss “The Dovekeepers” by Alice Hoffman. Chinn Park Regional Library, 13065 Chinn Park Dr., Woodbridge. 703-792-4800.

Wednesday, Nov. 28

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, Nov. 29

North of 50 Lunch ’n’ Learn, for age 50 and older, learn about historical Brentsville. Bring lunch. Beverages and dessert provided. 12:30 p.m., Bull Run Regional Library, 8051 Ashton Ave., Manassas. Registration required. 703-792-4530.

— Compiled by Sarah Lane

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