Prince County Community Events, Oct. 22-28, 2009

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Thursday 22

ADOPT A SHELTER DOG, a representative from the county animal shelter explains how to obtain a dog and care for it. 7 p.m., Bull Run Regional Library, 8051 Ashton Ave., Manassas. Free, registration required. 703-792-4530.

CASTAWAYS THEATRE AUDITIONS, for the January production of "Run for Your Wife." 7-10 p.m. Thursday, 2-5 p.m. Saturday, Dr. A.J. Ferlazzo Building, 15941 Donald Curtis Dr., Woodbridge. Free. 703-508-5418, or

TOASTMASTERS INTERNATIONAL, Woodbridge club. 7:30 p.m., Ebenezer Baptist Church, 13020 Telegraph Rd., Woodbridge. $39 membership fee. 703-731-2120.

Friday 23

MANASSAS DINNER, POTTERY, Empty Bowls fundraiser, featuring soup or pasta, bread, salad, drinks and dessert in a bowl made by the potters of Manassas Clay that diners can keep; with live music, pottery demonstrations, face painting and raffles. Proceeds to benefit Securing Emergency Resources Through Volunteer Efforts. 4-8 p.m., Manassas Baptist Church, 8730 Sudley Rd. $15; age 10 and younger, $10. 703-367-6742.

VICTORY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL FESTIVAL, a silent auction, face painting, games and food. 5:30-8:30 p.m., Victory Elementary School, 12001 Tygart Lake Dr., Bristow. Admission, free. 703-468-0344.

"GEPPETTO AND SON" AUDITIONS, actors ages 8-18 can audition for Pied Piper Theatre's winter production. 6 p.m. Friday, 3 p.m. Saturday, Center for the Arts, 9419 Battle St., Manassas. Free. 703-330-2787 or

GHOST WALK AND "HAUNTED" SLEEPOVER, 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 or cider by a campfire. First tour starts at 6:30 p.m., last one, 8:30 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays, through Oct. 31. Visitors can also spend a night in the "haunted" Weems-Botts Museum. The "Lock-In" sleepover begins at 9 p.m. and ends at 6 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays, through Oct. 31. Weems-Botts Museum, 300 W. Duke St., Dumfries. Walk, $5; children, $3. Lock-in, $50 (reservations required). 703-221-2218.

"MACBETH," Vpstart Crow Productions performs Shakespeare's play set in a present-day corporate environment. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday, Cramer Center, 9008 Center St., Manassas. $20; students, $15. 800-494-8497 or

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STONEWALL JACKSON 5K AND WELLNESS FAIR, 5K, 9 a.m., followed by a vendor fair; a one-mile dash sponsored by Mothers Against Drunk Driving, 8:30 a.m., Loy E. Harris Pavilion, 9201 Center St., Manassas. Vendor fair, free admission; 5K, $22. 703-257-8315, 703-361-9800 or

HALLOWEEN PUPPET SHOWS, children are invited to come in costume. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., National Museum of the Marine Corps, 18900 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Triangle. Free. 703-784-6107 or

SECOND BATTLE OF MANASSAS HIKE, park historian Hank Elliott leads a seven-mile hike featuring Civil War battlefield sites Brawner Farm and the Unfinished Railroad. 1 p.m., Manassas National Battlefield Park, visitors center, 6511 Sudley Rd. Program, free; park entrance fee, $3. 703-361-1339.

"DRACULA," performed by Manassas Ballet Theatre. 7 p.m. Saturday, 5 p.m. Sunday, Grace E. Metz Middle School, 9950 Wellington Rd., Manassas. $30 (in advance, $28); seniors and children, $20 (in advance, $18). 703-218-6500 or 703-257-1811.

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