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Prince William County community calendar, Dec. 20 to Jan. 1, 2013

Thursday, Dec. 20

“Between the States: Photographs of the American Civil War,” the exhibit, on loan from the George Eastman House, examines the role of photography in the Civil War. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, through Jan. 6, Manassas Museum, 9101 Prince William St., Manassas. $5; seniors and children, $4; children 5 and younger, free. 703-368-1873.

“Currency in Conflict,” the exhibit, on loan from the American Numismatic Association Money Museum, examines the role of money in the Civil War. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, through Feb. 3, Manassas Museum, 9101 Prince William St., Manassas. $5; seniors and children, $4; children 5 and younger, free. 703-368-1873.

“Weapons Platoon: A Marine’s Life in Afghanistan,” photographs by Stephen Dupont, who was embedded with a Marine platoon in 2009. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, National Museum of the Marine Corps, 18900 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Triangle. 877-635-1775.

“Off the Wall #9,” the ninth annual Prince William County student exhibition. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 1-5 p.m. Saturdays, through Jan. 30, Center for the Arts, Caton Merchant Family Art Gallery, 9419 Battle St., Manassas. 703-330-2787 or

“ARTiculate: Original acrylics by Suzanne Jepson,” landscape paintings. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays, noon-5 p.m. Sundays, through Dec. 30, Loft Gallery, 313 Mill St., Occoquan. 703-490-1117.

“Holiday Happenings,” watercolors, etchings, photography, digital painting, ribbon embroidery, fused glass, copper work, turned wood, pottery, eggshell carvings, jewelry, acrylic and oil paintings. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, through Jan. 7, Artists’ Undertaking, 309 Mill St., Occoquan. 703-494-0584.

American Business Women’s Association meeting, a presentation by Dara Martin on relieving stress. Bring a new, unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots and a $15 wrapped gift for a gift exchange. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Columbus Grill, 8349 Centreville Rd., Manassas. Lunch, $20. 703-986-0205.

National Active and Retired Federal Employees meeting, Woodbridge Chapter 1270. 11:30 a.m., Holiday Inn: Quantico Center, 3901 Fettler Park Dr., Dumfries. Free; lunch, $18.50; reservations required. 703-499-8902.

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

Third Thursday Thrillers book group, this month’s book is “The Gingerbread Bump-Off” by Livia J. Washburn. 7 p.m., Potomac Community Library, 2201 Opitz Blvd., Woodbridge. 703-494-8126.

Friday, Dec. 21

Business Women of Prince William County, a monthly networking meeting featuring roundtable introductions, a brief program and a 50/50 raffle. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Giorgio’s Family Restaurant, 4394 Kevin Walker Dr., Montclair. Free; attendees pay for lunch. 910-389-5771, 703-369-6717 or or

American Festival Pops Orchestra, Christmas classics featuring the AFPO Holiday Brass Quintet. 8 p.m., Hylton Performing Arts Center, 10960 George Mason Cir., Manassas. $32-$48. 703-993-7759.

Saturday, Dec. 22

Book signing, Martin Josaitis of Gainesville signs copies of his book “Breaking Grand Silence: A Former Catholic Priest Speaks Out.” Noon-5 p.m., 2nd and Charles, 2904 Prince William Pkwy., Woodbridge. 703-680-3175.

Genealogy meeting, learn to trace your family’s ancestry, sponsored by the Missing Connection. 2 p.m.-4 p.m., Weems-Botts Annex, 3944 Cameron St., Dumfries. 703-221-2218 or

Manassas Ballet Theatre, “The Nutcracker.” 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday, Hylton Performing Arts Center, 10960 George Mason Cir., Manassas. $35-$55. 703-993-7759.

Monday, Dec. 24

Christmas Eve candlelight service, 6:30 p.m., Christ Chapel, 13909 Smoketown Rd., Woodbridge. 703-670-8481.

Christmas Eve services, 7 and 11 p.m., Occoquan Bible Church, 3700 Old Bridge Rd., Woodbridge. 703-580-6996 or

Wednesday, Dec. 26

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, Dec. 27

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.

Monday, Dec. 31

New Year’s Eve service, 10 p.m., Christ Chapel, 13909 Smoketown Rd., Woodbridge. 703-670-8481.


First Day Hike, start the new year with a self-guided hike along Lee’s Woods trail. A scavenger hunt will be set up along the trail for young hikers, 7 a.m.-5 p.m., Leesylvania State Park, 2001 Daniel K. Ludwig Dr. Woodbridge. Parking, $4. 703-583-6904.

— Compiled by Sarah Lane



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