Sunday 25DEMOCRACY'S CHALLENGE: RECLAIMING THE PUBLIC'S ROLE, moderators Mary LeCompte and Barbara Reese of National Issues Forums explore three approaches. 1 p.m., Bull Run Regional Library, 8051 Ashton Ave., Manassas. Free. 703-791-5862. ADULT CRAFTS, create painted scarves. 2 p.m., Potomac Community Library, 2201 Opitz Blvd., Woodbridge, 703-494-8126.

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, 2-3 p.m., Conference Room 2/3, Potomac Hospital, 2300 Opitz Blvd., Woodbridge. 703-494-5763.

REMODELING FORUM,area home improvement, design and construction companies available to speak with homeowners about remodeling. 2-5 p.m., Tall Oaks Community Center, 12298 Cotton Mill Dr., Lake Ridge. Free. 703-491-2154, Ext. 108.

SOUNDS OF THE SYMPHONY, the Percussion Ensemble uses instruments made of wood, skin and metal. 2 p.m., Chinn Park Regional Library, 13065 Chinn Park Dr., Woodbridge, 703-792-4800.

BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP, 3 p.m., Hylton Education Center, Potomac Hospital, 2300 Opitz Blvd., Woodbridge. Free. 703-869-1363.

AL-ANON FAMILY GROUP,8 p.m., Bethel Lutheran Church, 8712 Plantation Lane, Manassas. Free. 703-335-9431. 8 p.m., St. Paul's Episcopal Parish Hall, 6735 Fayette St., Haymarket. 703-335-9431.

Monday 26BEGINNING WITH BOOKS,for ages 1-2 with caregiver, stories, songs and finger play. 10:30 a.m., Chinn Park Regional Library, 13065 Chinn Park Dr., Woodbridge, 703-792-4800.

HAYMOMS ANNUAL WINTER PARTY,activities and refreshments for mothers and their children. 10:30 a.m.-noon, St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 6735 Fayette St., Haymarket. Free. 703-753-1777.

FAMILY CRAFT NIGHT, build a sugar cube pyramid. 7 p.m., Potomac Community Library, 2201 Opitz Blvd., Woodbridge, 703-494-8126.

BLOOD DRIVE,sponsored by Inova Blood Donor Services. 2-7 p.m., Bull Run Regional Library, 8051 Ashton Ave., Manassas. 866-256-6372.

ENGLISH CONVERSATION CLUB, 6 p.m., Bull Run Regional Library, 8051 Ashton Ave., Manassas. Free. 703-792-4500.

AL-ANON FAMILY GROUP,7 p.m., St. Paul United Methodist Church, 1400 G St., Woodbridge. 703-764-0476.

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS,7 p.m., Bethel Lutheran Church, 8712 Plantation Lane, Manassas. 703-368-2849.

PFLAG MEETING,Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays. 7 p.m., Bull Run Unitarian Universalist Church, 9350 Main St., Manassas. Free. 703-532-2217, http://www.pflagdc.org.

SUMMER EMPLOYMENT WORKSHOP, sponsored by the Prince William County Office on Youth. Learn how to search for a job and interview tips. 7-8:45 p.m., Chinn Park Regional Library, 13065 Chinn Park Dr., Woodbridge. 703-792-6095.

TEA TIME,learn about tea origin, buying and brewing, and receive a tea infuser, for age 16 and older. 7-9 p.m., Dale City Recreation Center, 14300 Minnieville Rd., Dale City. $28. 703-670-7112.

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

PRINCE WILLIAM COMMUNITY BAND REHEARSAL,7:30-9:30 p.m., Saunders Middle School, 13557 Spriggs Rd., Manassas. Free. 703-791-4119, http://www.pwcb.org.

WOODBRIDGE COMMUNITY CHOIR REHEARSAL,7:30-9:45 p.m., Lutheran Church of the Covenant, 15088 Cloverdale Rd., Dale City. 703-680-6261.

Tuesday 27SPAY DAY USA, low-income residents can spay or neuter their cat or dog. Stonewall Veterinary Clinic, 7408 Gallerher Rd., Gainesville or Blooms Crossing Animal Hospital, 9471 Manassas Dr., Manassas Park. $27. 571-222-0033 or http://www.pwspca.org. ENGLISH CONVERSATION CLUB,10 and 11 a.m., Bull Run Regional Library, 8051 Ashton Ave., Manassas. Free. 703-792-4500.

TODDLER TIME,stories, songs and finger plays, for ages 2-3 with a caregiver. 10:30 and 11 a.m., Bull Run Regional Library, 8051 Ashton Ave., Manassas. Free. 703-792-4500.

TUESDAY TALES,for ages 3-7 with a caregiver. 10:30 a.m., Chinn Park Regional Library, 13065 Chinn Park Dr., Woodbridge, 703-792-4800. 10:30 a.m., Potomac Community Library, 2201 Opitz Blvd., Woodbridge, 703-494-8126.

SPANISH CONVERSATION CLUB,noon, Bull Run Regional Library, 8051 Ashton Ave., Manassas, 703-792-4500. 7 p.m., Potomac Community Library, 2201 Opitz Blvd., Woodbridge, 703-494-8126.

TAKE OFF POUNDS SENSIBLY,6:45 p.m., Manassas Presbyterian Church, 8201 Ashton Ave., Manassas. 703-361-3420.

ALZHEIMER'S CAREGIVER SUPPORT, 7 p.m., Woodbridge Senior Center, 13850 Church Hill Dr., Woodbridge. Free. 703-497-0741, http://www.alz-nca.org.

GERSUPPORT GROUP,for parents of children with gastroesophageal reflux (GER), sponsored by Pediatric/Adolescent Gastroesophageal Reflux Association. 7 p.m., Conference Room 1, Wellness Center, Prince William Hospital, 8700 Sudley Rd., Manassas. 703-257-7691.

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

BULL RUN TROUBADOURS,7:30 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, Battle and Church streets, Manassas. Free. 703-330-3787, http://www.brtva.orgw.

NETWORK TO FREEDOM: TRACKING THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD IN PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, historian Pat Knock describes the informal network of people and institutions that helped slaves escape to freedom. 7:30 p.m., Bull Run Regional Library, 8051 Ashton Ave., Manassas. Free. 703-792-4500.

NOVA NOVEL BOOK CLUB, "Prague" by Arthur Phillips. 7:30 p.m., Chinn Park Regional Library, 13065 Chinn Park Dr., Woodbridge, 703-792-4800.

Wednesday 28MAGIC CARPET TODDLER TIME, stories, songs and finger plays, for ages 2-3 with caregiver. 10:30 a.m., Potomac Community Library, 2201 Opitz Blvd., Woodbridge, 703-494-8126.

SUPER STORIES, for ages 3-7 with a caregiver. 10:30 and 11:15 a.m., Chinn Park Regional Library, 13065 Chinn Park Dr., Woodbridge. 703-792-4800.

MUNCHA BUNCHA BOOKS, stories, finger plays, flannel board stories, short films, songs, crafts, for ages 2-6 with a caregiver. 10:45 a.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Central Community Library, 8601 Mathis Ave., Manassas, 703-361-8211.

ENGLISH CONVERSATION CLUB, for new speakers of English to practice their skills. 11 a.m. and 7 p.m., Chinn Park Regional Library, 13065 Chinn Park Dr., Woodbridge. 703-792-4800.

PARKINSON'S DISEASE SUPPORT GROUP, 2 p.m., Westminster of Lake Ridge, 12191 Clipper Dr., Lake Ridge. Free. 703-494-0117.

AFTERNOON STORY TIME, for ages 3-6 with a caregiver. 4 p.m., Bull Run Regional Library, 8051 Ashton Ave., Manassas. 703-792-4500.

WEDNESDAY WONDERS, for ages 3-8 with a caregiver. 4 p.m., Chinn Park Regional Library, 13065 Chinn Park Dr., Woodbridge. 703-792-4800.

KNITTING CLUB, for middle and high school students. 4:30 p.m., Bull Run Regional Library, 8051 Ashton Ave., Manassas. Free. Registration required. 703-792-4500.

DREAMTIME, for ages 2-6 with caregiver. 6:30 p.m., Central Community Library, 8601 Mathis Ave., Manassas, 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. Wednesday and March 7, Sudley North Government Center, 7987 Aston Ave., Suite 231, Manassas. $40. 703-792-6288.

SCRAPBOOK CLUB, 7 p.m., Chinn Park Regional Library, 13065 Chinn Park Dr., Woodbridge, 703-792-4800.

UNDERSTANDING TESTING AND SCORES,sponsored by Prince William County Public Schools' Parent Resource Center. Learn more about the types of tests used in special education eligibility, their purpose and the interpretation of results. 7 p.m., Independent Hill School, 14800 Joplin Rd., Manassas. Free. 703-791-8846.

DALE CITY ARTS AND CRAFTS,7:30 p.m., Hillendale Fire Station, Dale Boulevard and Hillendale Drive, Dale City. Free. 703-580-5766.

TOASTMASTERS INTERNATIONAL, Lake Ridge Club 8913. 7:30 p.m., Tall Oaks Community Center, 12399 Hedges Run Dr., Lake Ridge. Free. 703-494-5530.

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

Thursday 1PAT-A-CAKE, 10:15 a.m., interactive program for ages 12-24 months with caregiver uses stories, rhymes and music to introduce babies to words and reading, Central Community Library, 8601 Mathis Ave., Manassas. Free. 703-361-8211. STORY TIME, for ages 4-6 with caregiver, 10:30 a.m., Bull Run Regional Library, 8051 Ashton Ave., Manassas. Free. 703-792-4500.

SPANISH CONVERSATION CLUB, noon, Central Community Library, 8601 Mathis Ave., Manassas, 703-361-8211.

HODGEPODGE, for kindergarten through fifth grade, Vincent van Gogh. 4 p.m., Bull Run Regional Library, 8051 Ashton Ave., Manassas. Free. Registration required. 703-792-4500.

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

LAKE RIDGE MOMS CLUB,7:30 p.m., Tall Oaks Community Center, 12298 Cotton Mill Dr., Lake Ridge. Free. 703-497-7112.

MANASSAS-WARRENTON CAMERA CLUB,7:30 p.m., Manassas City Hall Council Chambers, first floor, 9027 Center St., Manassas. Free. 540-439-0566, http://www.mwcc-photo.org.

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

Friday 2ALCOHOL RECOVERY MEETING, Back Door Friends. 10 a.m.-noon, River Woods Community Center, 16573 Nanticoke Rd., Woodbridge. 703-221-5513.

BOOK SALE,10 a.m.-5 p.m. today and tomorrow, Bull Run Regional Library, 8051 Ashton Ave., Manassas. 703-792-4500.

BOOK SALE, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, noon-2 p.m. Sunday. Potomac Community Library, 2201 Opitz Blvd., Woodbridge, 703-494-8126.

FRIDAY FLICKS, ages 2-7 with a caregiver. "Caps for Sale," "Chicken Little," "Dr. DeSoto" and "Goodnight Gorilla." 10:30 a.m., Chinn Park Regional Library, 13065 Chinn Park Dr., Woodbridge, 703-792-4800.

FAMILY MAGICAL STORY TIME, 7-8:30 p.m., Veterans Memorial Regional Park, 14300 Featherstone Rd., Woodbridge. $5 per family. 703-491-2183.

Saturday 3PARENTING CLASSES, to help parents who are living apart work out child-care decisions. Sponsored by the Prince William Cooperative Extension Service. 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., McCoart Administration Building, 1 County Complex Ct., Woodbridge. $40. Registration required. 703-792-6288.

RECYCLING PROJECT, accepting newspapers, magazines and aluminum cans; sponsored by Boy Scout Troop 1196. 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Woodbridge Senior High School, 3001 Old Bridge Rd., Woodbridge. Free. 703-590-0511.

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

TEEN JOB FAIR, 10 a.m.-2p.m., Lake Ridge Middle School, 12350 Mohican Drive, Lake Ridge. Free. 703-497-7112.

SUMMER JOB FAIR, for students 14 and older. 1:30-4 p.m., Bull Run Regional Library, 8051 Ashton Ave., Manassas. Free. 703-792-4500.

AL-ANON FAMILY GROUP,7 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, 9325 West St., Manassas. 703-335-9431.

PARENTING CLASSES, to help parents who are living apart work out child-care decisions. Sponsored by the Prince William Cooperative Extension Service. 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., McCoart Administration Building, 1 County Complex Ct., Woodbridge. $40. Registration required. 703-792-6288.

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