Prince William County community calendar, March 10-17, 2011
Thursday, March 10
"Tribute to American Women," the exhibit features paintings by Rosemary Gallick of Centreville. 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays to Thursdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays, through April 5, Northern Virginia Community College, 15200 Neabsco Rd., Woodbridge. Free. 703-878-5797.
AARP tax preparation help, counseling and preparation services for taxpayers ages 60 and older or those with low incomes. 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, through April 15, Woodbridge Senior Center, 13850 Church Hill Dr., Woodbridge. Free; appointments required. 703-792-5081.
"From the Ashes: Manassas Then and Now," exhibit highlights the changes in appearance in Manassas since the Civil War. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays to Saturdays, through April 3, Manassas Museum, 9101 Prince William St. $5; seniors and students, $4; children 6 and younger, free. 703-368-1873 or www.manassasmuseum.org.
Photography and firefighters, a collection of Steve Lessick's photographs relating to his work as a local firefighter and an exhibit of historical images on loan from the Prince William County Fire Department and Manassas Volunteer Fire Company museum archives. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Center for the Arts, Caton Merchant Family Art Gallery, 9419 Battle St., Manassas. Free. 703-330-2787 or www.center-for-the-arts.org.
"New Dimensions," fiber art by Natalie Shudt. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays to Fridays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays, noon to 5 p.m. Sundays, through April 3, Loft Gallery, 313 Mill St., Occoquan. Free. 703-490-1117 or www.theloftgallery.org.
Civil War sesquicentennial talk, a representative from the Prince William County/Manassas Convention and Visitors Bureau will discuss all events planned for this year's commemoration. 11 a.m., Prince William Senior Center, 9320 Mosby St., Manassas. Free. 703-396-7130 or www.visitpwc.com.
Spanish chat, bring lunch and practice speaking Spanish. Noon to 2 p.m., Central Community Library, 8601 Mathis Ave., Manassas. Free. 703-361-8211.
African American book group, participants discuss "The Someday List," by Stacey Hawkins Adams. 7 p.m., Potomac Community Library, 2201 Opitz Blvd., Woodbridge. Free. 703-494-8126.
Thomas Jefferson Toastmasters club, regular meeting. 7:30 p.m., Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, 14999 Birchdale Ave., Dale City. $66 annual dues. 703-590-2926.
Toastmasters International, Woodbridge club. 7:30 p.m., Ebenezer Baptist Church, 13020 Telegraph Rd., Woodbridge. $39 membership fee. 703-731-2120.
Friday, March 11
Civil War sesquicentennial talk, a representative from the Prince William County/Manassas Convention and Visitors Bureau will discuss all of the events planned for this year's commemoration. 11 a.m., Woodbridge Senior Center, 13850 Church Hill Dr., Woodbridge. Free. 703-396-7130 or www.visitpwc.com.
The Blarney Ball, the Irish-themed annual gala features a Celtic band, food and entertainment from Rooftop Productions. 7 to 11 p.m., Center for the Arts, 9419 Battle St., Manassas. $90. 703-330-2787 or www.center-for-the-arts.org.