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Prince William County community calendar, April 11 to 18, 2013

Thursday, April 11

Manassas farmers market, 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, Loy E. Harris Pavilion, 9201 Center St., and 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Parking Lot B, West Street (next to the train station visitors center). 703-361-6599 or

“From Morning to Night: Domestic Service in the Gilded Age South,” a traveling exhibit on domestic service of the early 20th century. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays, through April 21, Manassas Museum, 9101 Prince William St., Manassas. $5; seniors and children, $4; Baldwin students and their families, free. 703-368-1873.

“Landscape: Two Parables,” 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 1-5 p.m. Saturdays, through April 25, Center for the Arts, Caton Merchant Family Art Gallery, 9419 Battle St., Manassas. Free. 703-330-2787 or

“Cool Copper — Hot Diana,” copper work by Anne Jordan of Fairfax and paintings by Roger Frey of Woodbridge. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, through May 6, Artists’ Undertaking, 309 Mill St., Occoquan. Free. 703-494-0584.

“How Culture Cues Connections,” metallic archival photographs by Deborah Herndon. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays and noon-5 p.m. Sundays, through April 28, Loft Gallery, 313 Mill St., Occoquan. Free. 703-490-1117.

Spanish chat, bring lunch and practice speaking Spanish. Noon-2 p.m., Central Community Library, 8601 Mathis Ave., Manassas. 703-361-8211.

“Truth Within Illusion,” the NOVA Woodbridge Theatre Group presents several one-act plays. 3 and 8 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday, Northern Virginia Community College, 15200 Neabsco Rd., Woodbridge. Free. 703-878-5750.

African American book group, participants discuss “Standing at the Scratch Line” by Guy Johnson. 7 p.m., Potomac Community Library, 2201 Opitz Blvd., Woodbridge. 703-494-8126.

“Grey Ghost” lecture, historian David Goetz discusses Col. John S. Mosby, a Confederate cavalry battalion commander during the Civil War. 7 p.m., Old Manassas Courthouse, 9248 Lee Ave., Manassas. Free. 703-792-4754.

Dale City Civic Association meeting, 7:30 p.m., Birchdale Recreation Area, 14730 Birchdale Ave., Dale City. 703-670-3291.

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.

Haunted Occoquan Walking Tour,paranormal investigator Kay Pietrewicz leads tours through the town. 8 p.m. Wednesdays-Fridays, 4 and 8 p.m. Saturdays, Occoquan Visitors Center, 200 Mill St. $12; children 6-12, $6; children 5 and younger, free. 571-572-9410 or

Friday, April 12

AARP income-tax preparation help, for taxpayers 60 and older or those with low incomes. 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday and Friday, through Monday, Woodbridge Senior Center, 13850 Church Hill Dr., Woodbridge. Free; appointments required. 703-792-5082.

Evensong Service, music, poetry, movement and meditation honoring Mother Earth. 7 p.m., Bull Run Unitarian Universalist Church, 9350 Main St., Manassas. 703-361-6269.

Romeo and Juliet,” “Chopiniana,” The Russian National Ballet Theatre performs two classical ballets. 8 p.m., Hylton Performing Arts Center, 10960 George Mason Cir., Manassas. $38-$54. 703-993-7759.

Saturday, April 13

Walk MS 2013, a 5K through Old Town Manassas to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. 7:30 a.m., Loy E. Harris Pavilion, 9201 Center St., Manassas. Free; donations accepted. 202-296-5363 or

Home buyer seminar, presented by broker Bob Hummer. 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Strayer University, 13385 Minnieville Rd., Woodbridge. Free. 703-878-4866 or

Bel Air Woman’s Club fashion show, proceeds benefit the Bel Air Scholarship Fund. 11 a.m., Westminster at Lake Ridge, 12191 Clipper Dr., Lake Ridge. $30; reservations required. 703-670-4520.

Arts Alive! 2013, Festival featuring local dance, theater and music groups. Noon-8 p.m., Hylton Performing Arts Center, 10960 George Mason Cir., Manassas. Free. 703-993-7759 or

Children’s day at the museum, learn about life in the 1940s, with hands-on activities for children. 1-3 p.m., Weems-Botts Annex, 3944 Cameron St., Dumfries. Free; registration required. 703-221-2218.

Soroptimist International charity gala, “The Trusty Keg” will include a Western-themed murder mystery play, a silent auction and dinner. 6 p.m., Four Points by Sheraton, 10800 Vandor Lane, Manassas. $50.

Sunday, April 14

Dale City farmers market, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Dale City commuter lot (behind Center Plaza Shopping Center), Dale Boulevard. 703-670-7112, Ext. 227, or

Monday, April 15

Lake Jackson Mid-County Lions Club meeting, 6:30 p.m., Hibachi Buffet and Sushi, 8121 Sudley Rd., Manassas. Free. 703-791-5227.

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

Woodbridge community choir, members rehearse for their spring concert season. No auditions required. Registration, 7 p.m.; rehearsal, 7:30 p.m., Lutheran Church of the Covenant, 15008 Cloverdale Ave., Dale City. $30 membership fee. 703-491-1820 or

Tuesday, April 16

Prince William chorale, new members welcome. 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, New Hope Christian Church, 8310 Plantation Lane, Manassas. Free. 703-732-0128 or

Friends of Leesylvania monthly meeting, 7:30 p.m., Leesylvania State Park, 2001 Daniel K. Ludwig Dr., Woodbridge. 703-583-6904 or

Wednesday, April 17

English Conversation Club, new English speakers practice their skills. 11 a.m. and 7 p.m., Chinn Park Regional Library, 13065 Chinn Park Dr., Woodbridge. 703-792-4800.

National Active and Retired Federal Employees, a 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.

Education summit, the perspectives of academic and business communities as it relates to the critical nature of early childhood education, sponsored by the Prince William Chamber of Commerce. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Four Points by Sheraton, 10800 Vandor Lane, Manassas. $50; $35 for members. 703-368-6600 or

Job search network group, networking and weekly meetings. 6-7:30 p.m., House of Mercy, 8170 Flannery Ct., Manassas. Free. 703-659-1636.

Lake Ridge Toastmasters Club, an open house for club 8913. 7:30 p.m., Tall Oaks Community Center, 12298 Cotton Mill Dr. $62 membership fee. 703-491-3020.

Thursday, April 18

American Business Women’s Association meeting, a presentation by Missy Tuttle on “Creating Your ABWA Experience.” 11:30 a.m., Bungalow Ale House, 2840 Prince William Pkwy., Woodbridge. Lunch, $15. 703-986-0205.

— Compiled by Sarah Lane



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