Manassas Museum Gets New Digs

The Manassas Museum will hold the grand opening of its new building on Prince William Street at 1 p.m. Saturday. The public also is invited to a reception at the Olde Towne Inn on Main Street after the opening ceremony. The museum offers an interpretation of history of the Northern Virginia Piedmont region with special emphasis on Manassas. More than 5,000 artifacts and 25,000 photographs chronicle events from prehistoric times through the Civil War and into the 20th century. The museum will be open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day through February. Beginning in March, the facility will be open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Call 368-1873.

Learn to Save a Life

Prince William Hospital is offering basic and pediatric cardiopulmonary resuscitation instruction starting this week. The pediatric course, leading to American Heart Association certification in pediatric Basic Life Support, will focus on child safety and accident prevention. Classes are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and March 2. The Basic Life Support course will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday and Tuesday and March 4 and 5 at the hospital. The cost per course is $20. Couples can take the child and infant CPR course for $30. Call 369-8380.

Auxiliary Orientation

The Auxiliary to Prince William Hospital will hold an orientation for those interested in becoming members at 1 p.m. Monday. Call 369-8173 or 369-8322.

Educating Educators

The Prince William Environmental Education Council is holding an information fair for educators from 3 to 5 p.m. today at Coles Elementary School. The fair is free for teachers and youth leaders in the county, Manassas and Manassas Park. The council, made up of area environmental organizations, will try to make area educators aware of the resources available, such as field trips, speakers, specialized lesson plans and activity books. Call 335-6285 or 335-6272.

Candy Stripers Sought

Students 14 or older are eligible for the Potomac Hospital Auxiliary Candy Striper Program. The auxiliary is accepting applications to fill up to 50 volunteer positions for the hospital's information desk, Medical-Surgical Wings and emergency room/triage area. Students will be trained to work in each area. Candy Stripers must buy a uniform, provide a statement of health from their physician with a negative TB test, provide their own transportation and be willing to work two three-hour shifts a month. Applications are available at the hospital information desk and through the guidance departments of some county middle and high schools. Call 670-1236.

Learn Pottery, Animation

A 10-week pottery course will be taught at the Center for the Arts beginning Tuesday. Children 5 to 7 years old will meet from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.; participants ages 8 and older will meet from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Participants will make and fire pieces using pinch, slab, coil and other processes. Call 330-ARTS.

The Center for the Arts also is offering two 12-week animation courses beginning Feb. 9. The first course, for ages 5 to 12, is from 9 to 10 a.m. The second course, for ages 13 and older, meets from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Both courses offer instruction in animation techniques, including clay, cut-out and pixilation, and will allow students to develop their own style. Call 335-ARTS.