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Prince William County community calendar, March 10-17, 2011

Thursday, March 10, 2011; T22

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.

Saturday, March 12

Basic gardening class, the class series, taught by Virginia Cooperative Extension master gardeners, covers the science of gardening, plant culture and pest and disease management. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays, through March 26, Manassas Park Parks and Recreation Community Center, 99 Adams St., Manassas Park. $50, registration required. 703-792-7747.

"How to Build a Storm: The Weather Show," for children, the Franklin Institute of Philadelphia presents an interactive show about the science of weather. 10:30 a.m., Chinn Park Regional Library, 13065 Chinn Park Dr., Woodbridge. Free. 703-792-4800.

St. Patrick's Day Parade, procession begins at Quarry Road and Prescott Avenue, featuring the Northern Virginia Firefighters Emerald Society Pipes and Drums, Washington Scottish Pipes and Drums, Fairfax County Sheriff's Coalition Pipe Band, the Washington Regional Police Pipe Band, the Marine Corps Color Guard, Ancient Order of Hibernians Divisions and Irish dance groups. 11 a.m., Old Town Manassas, Center Street. Free. 703-368-1754 or www.stpatparade.net.

Manassas writers group, writers comment on each other's works. 2 to 4 p.m., Bull Run Regional Library, 8051 Ashton Ave., Manassas. Free. 703-792-4500.

"Manassas Chorale: Voices United," the Manassas Chorale, directed by Becky Verner, is joined by the Voices United Workshop Choir, led by conductor Greg Gilpin. 7:30 p.m., Hylton Performing Arts Center, 10960 George Mason Cir. $15; children 12 and younger, free. 888-945-2468.

Sunday, March 13

Prince William Symphony Orchestra String Ensemble, concert is part of the ninth annual "Sounds of a Symphony" series. 2 p.m., Central Community Library, 8601 Mathis Ave., Manassas. Free, registration required. 703-361-8211.

"Story of a Suffragist," historical interpreter Lynn Garvey-Hodge portrays a suffragist who was imprisoned at the Occoquan Workhouse. 2 p.m., Manassas Museum, 9101 Prince William St., Manassas. Free. 703-368-1873 or www.manassasmuseum.org.

Jane Franklin Dance, the group performs "The Mouse of Amherst," based on the book by Elizabeth Spires. 3 p.m., Chinn Park Regional Library, 13065 Chinn Park Dr., Woodbridge. Free. 703-792-4800.

Monday, March 14

Prince William Retired Teachers Association, meeting, featuring brunch and a program by Ray Brown on the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Bull Run. 10 a.m., Grace United Methodist Church, 9750 Wellington Rd., Manassas. $10. 703-754-9221 or marian1717@comcast.net.

Monday Afternoon Book Club, the group discusses "I'd Know You Anywhere," by Laura Lippman. 1 p.m., Chinn Park Regional Library, 13065 Chinn Park Dr., Woodbridge. Free. 703-792-4800.

Mystery Book Club, the group discusses "A Catered Birthday: A Mystery With Recipes," by Isis Crawford. 7 p.m., Central Community Library, 8601 Mathis Ave., Manassas. Free. 703-361-8211.

New Dominion Choraliers, members rehearse for the spring concert season. 7:30 p.m., Old Bridge United Methodist Church, 3966 Old Bridge Rd., Woodbridge. $35 membership fee. 703-498-8906, 703-590-2147 or www.newdominionchoraliers.org.

Prince William Community Band, rehearsal, for musicians 19 and older, no auditions necessary. 7:30 p.m., Saunders Middle School, 13557 Spriggs Rd., Manassas. Free. 703-791-4119 or www.pwcb.org.

Woodbridge Community Choir, members rehearse for the spring pops concert. 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, March 15

AARP tax preparation help, counseling and preparation services for taxpayers 60 and older or those with low incomes. 9:15 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, through April 15, Prince William Senior Center, 9320 Mosby St., Manassas. Free, appointments required. 703-792-6405.

Wednesday, March 16

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. Free. 703-792-4800.

National Active and Retired Federal Employees, meeting for Chapter 356. Lunch, 11:30 a.m.; meeting, 12:30 p.m., Hibachi Buffet and Sushi, 8121 Sudley Rd., Manassas. Free; attendees pay for their lunch. 703-361-4677.

Book discussion group, this month's selection is "The Wives of Henry Oades," by Johanna Moran. 1 p.m., Central Community Library, 8601 Mathis Ave., Manassas. Free. 703-361-8211.

Toastmasters International, Manassas Community Club 6585. 7:30 p.m., Manassas Presbyterian Church, 8201 Ashton Ave. $41 membership fee. 703-304-6615.

Thursday, March 17

Third Thursday Thrillers book group, "St. Patrick's Day Murder," by Leslie Meier. 7 p.m., Potomac Community Library, 2201 Opitz Blvd., Woodbridge. Free. 703-494-8126.

- Compiled by Sarah Lane

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