Sunday 1 LIBRARY STORY TIME, with children's author and illustrator Suzanne Tanner Chitwood, sponsored by the Prince William Public Library System. 2 p.m., Chinn Park Regional Library, 13065 Chinn Park Dr., Woodbridge. 703-792-4800.

Monday 2 PERSONAL FINANCE SEMINAR, 7-8:30 p.m., Bull Run Regional Library, 8051 Ashton Ave., Manassas. Free; registration required. 703-792-6287.

CHRON'S AND COLITIS SUPPORT, for patients and family members, sponsored by Potomac Hospital. 7 p.m., Potomac Center (next to the hospital), Suite 320, 2296 Opitz Blvd., Woodbridge. 703-221-2500.

PRINCE WILLIAM PURLERS KNITTING GUILD, 7-9 p.m., Bull Run Regional Library, 8051 Ashton Ave., Manassas. 703-491-8619.

COMPREHENSIVE PLAN MEETING, to solicit comments from the public on the Comprehensive Plan update. 7 p.m., Board Chambers, McCoart Building, 1 County Complex Ct., Woodbridge. 703-792-6830.

LIBRARY STORY TIME, for children 2-6, sponsored by the Prince William Public Library System. 7:15 p.m., Chinn Park Regional Library, 13065 Chinn Park Dr., Woodbridge. 703-792-4800.

Tuesday 3 FOREIGN LANGUAGE SPECIALTY PROGRAM MEETING, for those interested in attending the program at Parkside Middle School in September 2003. 7 p.m., Parkside Middle School, 8602 Mathis Ave., Manassas. 703-361-3106.

GMU INFORMATION SESSION, for students interested in transferring to George Mason University. 6 p.m., Room 202, Prince William Campus, George Mason University, 10900 University Blvd., Manassas. Free. 703-993-8375.

BULL RUN TROUBADOURS, 7:30 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, Battle and Church streets, Manassas. 703-753-2249.

LIBRARY STORY HOUR, for preschoolers, sponsored by the Prince William Public Library System. 10:30 a.m., Chinn Park Regional Library, 13083 Chinn Park Dr., Woodbridge. Free. 703-792-4800.

WRITERS ROUNDTABLE MEETING, resources and editorial assistance for local authors. 7:30 p.m., Center for the Arts, 9218 Centreville Rd., Manassas. 703-494-4260.

LIBRARY STORY HOUR, for preschool groups of five or more, sponsored by the Prince William Public Library System. 10:30 a.m., Potomac Community Library, 2201 Opitz Blvd., Woodbridge. Free; registration required. 703-494-8126.

Wednesday 4 PRINCE WILLIAM CHESS CLUB, 7-9 p.m., Borders Books & Music, 2904 Prince William Pkwy., Woodbridge. 703-670-5887.

LIBRARY STORY HOUR, for children 3-7, sponsored by the Prince William Public Library System. 4 p.m., Chinn Park Regional Library, 13083 Chinn Park Dr., Woodbridge. Free. 703-792-4800.

PRINCE WILLIAM ARTS COUNCIL, 7 p.m., Prince William County Park Authority Headquarters, 14420 Bristow Rd., Manassas. 703-792-4234.

INTERNET CLASS, for adults, sponsored by the Prince William Public Library System. 7 p.m., Potomac Community Library, 2201 Opitz Blvd., Woodbridge. Free; registration required. 703-494-8126.

CLASSES FOR PARENTS, designed for parents living apart to work out parenting decisions, sponsored by the Prince William Cooperative Extension Service. 7-9 p.m., Wednesday and Dec. 11, Sudley North Government Building, 7987 Ashton Ave., Manassas. $35; registration required. 703-792-6288.

TOASTMASTERS MEETING, of the Manassas Community Toastmasters Club. 7:30 p.m., the Fairmont, 9852 Fairmont Ave., Manassas. 703-330-4542.

LIBRARY STORY HOUR, for children 2-5, sponsored by the Prince William Public Library System. 10:30 a.m., Wednesdays and Thursdays, Central Community Library, 8601 Mathis Ave., Manassas. Registration required. 703-361-8211.

TOASTMASTERS INTERNATIONAL, Lake Ridge Club No. 8913. 7:30 p.m., Tall Oaks Community Center, 12399 Hedges Run Dr., Lake Ridge. 703-494-5530.

LIBRARY STORY HOUR, for children 2-3, sponsored by the Prince William Public Library System. 10:30 a.m., Potomac Community Library, 2201 Opitz Blvd., Woodbridge. Free. 703-494-8126.

WRITERS GROUP, 7:30 p.m., Borders Books & Music, 2904 Prince William Pkwy., Woodbridge. 703-897-8100.

Thursday 5 SCIENCE FAIR WORKSHOP, for middle and high school students, sponsored by the Prince William Public Library System. 7 p.m., Chinn Park Regional Library, 13065 Chinn Park Dr., Woodbridge. Free; registration required. 703-792-4800.

MANASSAS-WARRENTON CAMERA CLUB, 7:30 p.m., Manassas City Hall Council Chambers, first floor, 9027 Center St., Manassas. 540-439-0566.

BLOOD PRESSURE CHECKS, sponsored by Potomac Hospital. 2:30-4 p.m., Cardiac Evaluation Center, Potomac Center (next to the hospital), 2296 Opitz Blvd., Woodbridge. 703-670-1881.

WIDOW AND WIDOWERS SUPPORT GROUP, for people 55 and younger, sponsored by Potomac Hospital. 7:30-9 p.m., Potomac Hospital, 2300 Opitz Blvd., Woodbridge. 703-670-1249.

LA LECHE LEAGUE MEETING, 7:30 p.m., First United Presbyterian Church, Minnieville Road and Cardinal Drive, Woodbridge. 703-590-4181.

Friday 6 BACK DOOR FRIENDS, noon, River Woods Community Center, 16573 Nanticoke Rd., Woodbridge. 703-221-5513.

LIBRARY MOVIES, for children 3-7, sponsored by the Prince William Public Library System. 10:30 a.m., Chinn Park Regional Library, 13065 Chinn Park Dr., Woodbridge. Free. 703-792-4800.

WORD PROCESSING CLASS, for those with some experience, sponsored by the Prince William Public Library System. 2:30-4 p.m., Potomac Library, 2201 Opitz Blvd., Woodbridge. Free; registration required. 703-494-1826.

TREE-LIGHTING CEREMONY, the 19th annual Circle of Lights, sponsored by the Prince William Health Care Auxiliary. 5-6:30 p.m., Birthing Center lobby, Prince William Hospital, 8700 Sudley Rd., Manassas. Call 703-369-8173 for information about donations.

HOLIDAY CELEBRATION, with local police chiefs Charles A. Moose of Montgomery County, Charlie T. Deane of Prince William and John J. Skinner of Manassas, who will help light the tree. Music performed by local high schools; Santa will arrive on a train. Sponsored by Historic Manassas Inc. 6 p.m. on the lawn of the Manassas Museum, 9101 Prince William St., Manassas, and throughout Old Town Manassas. 703-361-6599.

Saturday 7 HOLIDAY PARADE, the 57th annual Greater Manassas Christmas Parade through Old Town Manassas, sponsored by Historic Manassas Inc. 10:30 a.m., from Reb Yank Drive and Mathis Avenue to Center and Peabody streets. 703-361-6599.

POLAR BEAR TOURNAMENT, golf event for ages 10 and older, a best-ball format with two-person teams. Sponsored by the Prince William Park Authority. 12:30 p.m., Lake Ridge Park Golf Course, 12350 Cotton Mill Dr., Lake Ridge. $15; registration required. 703-494-5564.

RECOVERY INC., for people experiencing anxiety, depression, fear and other emotional problems. 10 a.m.-noon, Saturdays, Cokesbury United Methodist Church, 14804 Blackburn Rd., Woodbridge. 703-490-5423.

HOLIDAY CRAFT SHOW, sponsored by the Prince William Park Authority. 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Dale City Recreation Center, 14300 Minnieville Rd., Dale City. 703-670-7112.

NATURE WORKSHOP, "Stars and Galaxies," sponsored by the Friends of Bull Run. 6 p.m., Bull Run Mountain House, 17405 Beverly Mill Dr., Broad Run. Members $10, nonmembers; $15; reservations required. 703-753-2631.

-- Compiled by Camille Ross

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