Sunday 12

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, 2-3 p.m., Conference Room 2/3, Potomac Hospital, 2300 Opitz Blvd., Woodbridge. 703-445-0777.

Monday 13

CROHN'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.

EVENING STORY HOUR, for ages 2-6, with a caregiver. 7:15 p.m., Chinn Park Regional Library, 13065 Chinn Park Dr., Woodbridge. Free. 703-792-4800.

MYSTERY BOOK CLUB, "The Fencing Master," by Arturo Perez-Reverte. 7 p.m., Bull Run Regional Library, 8051 Ashton Ave., Manassas. Free; registration requested. 703-792-4500.

HOME-BUYING SEMINAR, 7-8:30 p.m., Chinn Park Regional Library, 13065 Chinn Park Dr., Woodbridge. Free; registration required. 703-792-6287.

PRINCE WILLIAM PURLERS KNITTING GUILD, 7-9 p.m., Baptist Outreach Hearth and Home Senior Adult Day Care Center, 8730 Sudley Rd., Manassas. 703-791-6175.

Tuesday 14

DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP, for patients and family members, sponsored by Potomac Hospital. 7 p.m., Conference Room 2/3, Potomac Hospital, 2300 Opitz Blvd., Woodbridge. 703-221-2500.

STORY HOUR, for ages 3-6. 10:30 a.m., Chinn Park Regional Library, 13065 Chinn Park Dr., Woodbridge. Free. 703-792-4800.

WRITING SEMINAR, 7 p.m., Chinn Park Regional Library, 13065 Chinn Park Dr., Woodbridge. Free; registration requested. 703-792-4800.

EVENING STORY HOUR, for ages 2-5, with a caregiver. 7 p.m., Central Community Library, 8601 Mathis Ave., Manassas. Free. 703-361-8211,

PARENTING CLASSES, to help parents who are living apart work out child-care decisions. Sponsored by the Prince William Cooperative Extension Service. 7-9 p.m. today and Sept. 21. North Government Building, 7987 Ashton Ave., Manassas. $40; registration required. 703-792-6288.

BULL RUN TROUBADOURS, 7:30 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, Battle and Church streets, Manassas. 703-743-5867.

PRINCE WILLIAM CHESS CLUB, 7-9 p.m., Game Parlor, 14400 Smoketown Rd., Woodbridge. 703-670-5887.

Wednesday 15

PRINCE WILLIAM ART SOCIETY, 7:30 p.m., Canterbury Woods Community Center, 12104 Chaucer Lane, Lake Ridge. 703-590-3144.

BREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUP, for patients and family members, sponsored by Potomac Hospital. 7 p.m., Conference Room 2/3, Potomac Hospital, 2300 Opitz Blvd., Woodbridge. 703-221-2500.

STORY TIME, for children 2-6. 10:30 and 11:15 a.m., Chinn Park Regional Library, 13065 Chinn Park Dr., Woodbridge. Free. 703-792-4800.

ELDERHOSTEL PROGRAM, travel options for senior citizens. 7:30 p.m., Chinn Park Regional Library, 13065 Chinn Park Dr., Woodbridge. Free; registration requested. 703-792-4800.

COMPUTER BASICS CLASS, 9-10:30 a.m., Potomac Community Library, 2201 Opitz Blvd, Woodbridge. Free; registration required. 703-494-8126.

PARENTING CLASSES, to help families understand anger in the home. Sponsored by the Prince William Cooperative Extension Service. 7-9 p.m. Wednesdays through Sept. 29, Sudley North Government Building, 7987 Ashton Ave., Manassas. 40; registration required. 703-792-6288.

LIFELONG LEARNING INSTITUTE MEMBERSHIP MEETING, for Prince William area residents 50 and older. 10 a.m., Colgan Theater, Northern Virginia Community College, 6901 Sudley Rd., Manassas. 703-753-1917.

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF RETIRED FEDERAL EMPLOYEES, Chapter 356. Lunch at 11:30 a.m.; meeting begins at 12:30 p.m. Old Country Buffet, 8121 Sudley Rd., Manassas. 540-368-0246.

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

STORY TIME, for ages 3-7 with a caregiver, 4 p.m., Chinn Park Regional Library, 13065 Chinn Park Dr., Woodbridge. Free. 703-792-4800.

TAKE OFF POUNDS SENSIBLY, weight-loss support group, 9-11 a.m., Prince William Senior Center, 13850 Church Hill Dr., Woodbridge. Free. 703-494-2692.

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

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

Thursday 16

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. 703-670-1722.

OLD TOWN BUSINESS ASSOCIATION, 8 a.m., Manassas Museum, 9101 Prince William St., Manassas. 703-257-7895.

AMERICAN BUSINESS WOMEN'S ASSOCIATION, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., 2233 Tackett's Mill Dr., Woodbridge. Members, $14; nonmembers, $19. 703-492-4144.

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF RETIRED FEDERAL EMPLOYEES, Chapter 1270. Lunch at noon; meeting at 12:45 p.m., VFW Post 1503, 14631 Minnieville Rd., Dale City. 703-494-5439.

BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP, 7 p.m., Bethel Lutheran Church, 8712 Plantation Lane, Manassas. 703-368-9800.

FAMILIES ANONYMOUS, for parents of children with substance-abuse problems. 8:30 p.m., old Marsteller School building, Room 24, 8730 Sudley Rd., Manassas. 703-530-8973.

FARMERS MARKET, 7 a.m.-1 p.m., Church Street, next to the fire station in Old Town Manassas. 703-361-6599.

Friday 17

ALCOHOL RECOVERY MEETING, Back Door Friends. Noon, River Woods Community Center, 16573 Nanticoke Rd., Woodbridge. 703-221-5513.

Saturday 18

PARENTING CLASSES, for parents of young children, sponsored by the Prince William Cooperative Extension Service. 9:30-11:30 a.m., Saturdays through Oct 23. Ferlazzo Government Building, 15941 Donald Curtis Dr., Woodbridge. $40; registration required. 703-792-6288.

FINANCE EDUCATOR/COUNSELOR COURSE, how to be an educator and counselor and help people who need basic information for planning their financial futures, sponsored by the Prince William Cooperative Extension Service. 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Sudley North Administration Building, 7987 Ashton Ave., Manassas. Registration required. 703-792-6287.

PIRATE'S DAY, for children 5 and older. 10:30 a.m., Central Community Library, 8601 Mathis Ave., Manassas. Free; reservations required. 703-361-8211.

SCIENCE FICTION BOOK CLUB, "Dune: House Atreides," by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson. 2:30 p.m., Central Community Library, 8601 Mathis Ave., Manassas. 703-361-8211.

FARMERS MARKET, 7 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Church Street, next to the fire station in Old Town Manassas. 703-361-6599.

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

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