Prince William County community calendar, Oct. 3 to 9, 2013

October 2, 2013
Thursday, Oct. 3

Manassas farmers market, 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursdays, Loy E. Harris Pavilion, 9201 Center St. 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, Parking Lot B, West Street (next to the train station visitors center). 4-7 p.m. Tuesdays, Parking Lot F, Prince William and Main Streets. 703-361-6599 or www.visitmanassas.org.

“Two Visions,” sculptures by Francesca Di Lorenzo and paintings by Denise Shamoun Phalan. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays and noon-5 p.m. Sundays, through Sunday, Loft Gallery, 313 Mill St., Occoquan. Free. 703-490-1117.

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

Gainesville farmers market, 2-6 p.m. Thursdays, Marque at Heritage Hunt, 13550 Heathcote Blvd., Gainesville. 703-754-7711.

Ship Ahoy,” World War II-era musical comedy, with Frank Sinatra and Eleanor Powell. 7 p.m., Bull Run Regional Library, 8051 Ashton Ave., Manassas. Free. 703-792-4530.

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; 5 and younger, free. 571-572-9410 or www.haunted-occoquan.com.

Friday, Oct. 4

Manassas Park farmers market,3-7 p.m. Fridays, Manassas Park City Hall, 1 Park Center Ct. 703-335-8800.

Haunted Heights Ghost Walk, listen to ghost tales while touring the Heights area of Dumfries. The 45-minute tours begin on the half-hour and end with hot chocolate and cider by a campfire. 7-8:30 p.m., Weems-Botts Annex, 3944 Cameron St., Dumfries. $5; age 6 and younger, free. Reservations recommended. 703-221-2218.

Homebuilders couples session, small groups discuss real-life topics relating to marriage and family, based on the Homebuilders Series Bible study. 7 p.m., Lake Ridge Baptist Church, 12450 Clipper Dr., Lake Ridge. Free. 703-494-8413.

Saturday, Oct. 5

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

CASA All in Motion health and wellness event, a 10K run, 5K run/walk, one-mile fun run and exercise demonstrations. Proceeds benefit Court-Appointed Special Advocates services. 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Manassas National Battlefield Park, 6511 Sudley Rd., Manassas. 10K, $35; 5K, $30; one-mile fun run and fitness fair, $25. 703-330-8145 or www.casacis.org.

Country Fair and Auctions, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., a benefit for Youth For Tomorrow, a residential youth home and private school for at-risk teenage boys and girls. Rides, farmers market, petting zoo, a junior rodeo and more.11835 Hazel Circle Dr., Bristow. $10; children, $5. 703-368-7995 or www.youthfortomorrow.org.

Fall Jubilee, the annual event features log carvings by the Chainsaw Chix, an interactive dance area, craft vendors, a pumpkin patch, children’s entertainment and activities, live music and performances. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Old Town Manassas, Center Street, Manassas. Free. 703-361-6599 or www.visitmanassas.org.

Self-defense karate class, for adults, Kris O’Hop, a brown-belt in karate, presents a short demonstration. Attendees should wear comfortable clothes and shoes. 2 p.m., Potomac Community Library, 2201 Opitz Blvd., Woodbridge. Free, registration required. 703-494-8126.

“Fahrenheit 451,” Aquila Theatre presents the play based on the classic novel. 8 p.m., Hylton Performing Arts Center, 10960 George Mason Cir., Manassas. $28, $36, $44. 703-993-7759.

Sunday, Oct. 6

Virginia British Motorcycle Club Rally, a British and European cycle show with vintage and modern motorcycles, choppers and scooters. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Prince William County Fairgrounds, 10624 Dumfries Rd., Manassas. $10. 703-368-0173 or www.virginiabritishmotorcycleclub.org.

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.

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.

Muslim Journeys book discussion group, Imam Johari Abdul-Malik leads a discussion on “The Children of Abraham: Judaism, Christianity and Islam” by F.E. Peters. 2 p.m., Chinn Park Regional Library, 13065 Chinn Park Dr., Woodbridge. 703-792-4800.

Manassas Chorale concert, a performance of “On the Air: A Hylton Home Companion.” 3 p.m., Hylton Performing Arts Center, 10960 George Mason Cir., Manassas. $18-$20; children 12 and younger and GMU students, free. 703-993-7759.

Monday, Oct. 7

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

Mystery book club, a discussion of “Live Wire” by Harlan Coben. 7 p.m., Central Community Library, 8601 Mathis Ave., Manassas. 703-361-8211.

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 holiday concert season. No audition required. 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, Oct. 8

“Two by Two,” pottery by Marianne Cordyack of Reston and photography by Gerry Gantt of Fairfax. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Wednesdays, Artists’ Undertaking, 309 Mill St., Occoquan. 703-494-0584.

“Uncommon Artwork That Won’t Match Your Sofa,” paintings by Charla Wilkerson. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays and noon-5 p.m. Sundays, through Nov. 3, Loft Gallery, 313 Mill St., Occoquan. 703-490-1117.

Historical fiction book group, a discussion of “The Widow’s War” by Sally Gunning. 1 p.m., Potomac Community Library, 2201 Opitz Blvd., Woodbridge. 703-494-8126.

Bull Run BookTalkers, the group discusses “Heading Out to Wonderful” by Robert Goolrick. 7 p.m., Bull Run Regional Library, 8051 Ashton Ave., Manassas. 703-792-4530.

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

Wednesday, Oct. 9

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.

— Compiled by Sarah Lane

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