Prince William Community Events Oct. 29-Nov. 4, 2009

Prince William County community events, Oct. 29-Nov. 4, 2009

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Thursday 29

HALLOWEEN COSTUME PARADE, for ages 2-6. 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m., Chinn Park Regional Library, 13065 Chinn Park Dr., Woodbridge. Free. 703-792-4800.

SPANISH CHAT, practice conversational Spanish with others. Noon-2 p.m., Central Community Library, 8601 Mathis Ave., Manassas. Free.

"NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD," performed by Osbourn High School's theater department. 7 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 2 p.m. Saturday, Osbourn High School, 9005 Tudor Lane, Manassas. $8; students, $5. 703-257-8500.

"THE HORROR OF DRACULA," 1958 film starring Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing. 7 p.m., Bull Run Regional Library, 8051 Ashton Ave., Manassas. Free, registration required. 703-792-4530.

COMMUNITY REVITALIZATION TALK, panel discussion featuring county Supervisor Michael C. May (R-Occoquan); Charles Grymes, chairman of the Prince William Conservation Alliance; Michael Rolband, president of Wetland Studies and Solutions; and Paul Schwartz, national policy coordinator for Clean Water Action. Sponsored by the Prince William Conservation Alliance and the Clean Water Fund. 7:30 p.m., Chinn Park Regional Library, 13065 Chinn Park Dr., Woodbridge. Free. 703-499-4954 or

Friday 30

PUPPET SHOW, PARADE, Sandy Feulner of Puppets and More presents two short puppet shows followed by a children's Halloween parade. Costumes are optional. 10:30 a.m., Bull Run Regional Library, 8051 Ashton Ave., Manassas. Free. 703-792-4530.

"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., Friday and Saturday. 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. Friday and Saturday. Weems-Botts Museum, 300 W. Duke St., Dumfries. Walk, $5; children, $3. Lock-in, $50 (reservations required). 703-221-2218.

"GHOST SEMINARS," workshops on paranormal studies start at 7 p.m. and "ghost investigations" in the Brentsville Jail start at 9 p.m. 7-8:30 p.m. and 9 p.m.-midnight Friday-Saturday, Brentsville Courthouse Historic Centre, 12229 Bristow Rd., Bristow. $100; seminar only, $40. 703-365-7895.

Saturday 31

LAKE RIDGE FALL FESTIVAL, games, food, a moon bounce, a performance by Woodbridge Academy of Dance and prizes. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Tall Oaks Community Center, 12298 Cotton Mill Dr., Lake Ridge. Free. 703-492-7582.

OCCOQUAN HALLOWEEN PARADE, children in costume parade through historic Occoquan, followed by a festival featuring pumpkin decorating, pony rides and games. Noon, Mill Street, Occoquan. $1 or a nonperishable food item. 703-491-1918 or

HALLOWEEN SCIENCE, a "haunted" science lab and experiments for all ages, presented by a library staff member. 2 p.m., Potomac Community Library, 2201 Opitz Blvd., Woodbridge. Free, registration required. 703-494-8126.

Monday 2

TOASTMASTERS CLUB, noon-1 p.m., Chamber of Commerce, 8963 Center St., Manassas. $42 six-month membership fee. 703-481-8880.

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