Thursday, Dec. 4

Ice skating The outdoor rink is open for the season. Monday-Thursday 3-8 p.m., Friday 3-10 p.m., Saturday noon-10 p.m. and Sunday noon-5 p.m. Loy E. Harris Pavilion, 9201 Center St., Manassas. 703-361-9800. $8, children 10 and younger $7. Skate rental $4.

“Holiday Treasures: Annual Small Works Show” Miniature works in a variety of mediums are displayed. Through Dec. 30, Loft Gallery, 313 Mill St., Occoquan. 703-490-1117. Free.

“What You Can’t See and Other Matters” Paintings by Jean Lauzon. Through Dec. 22, Northern Virginia Community College, 6901 Sudley Rd., Manassas. 703-323-3000. Free.

Friday, Dec. 5

American Legion dinner The public is invited to dinner with a different special each week. Proceeds support local veterans and the community. 5:30-7:30 p.m., Woodbridge American Legion, 3640 Friendly Post Lane, Woodbridge. 703-494-4304 or $5-$15.

Manassas tree lighting Santa arrives by VRE train. Includes carols and other music, hayrides and museum open house. 5:30-8:30 p.m. Manassas Museum, 9101 Prince William St. 703-368-1873. Free.

Saturday, Dec. 6

Manassas Christmas Parade The 69th annual parade includes floats, marching bands, animated characters and Santa Claus traveling on Mathis Avenue and into Old Town. 10 a.m. Old Town Manassas, Center Street. 703-369-9030. Free.

Santa at Williams Ordinary Visit with Santa and make old-fashioned holiday decorations. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, noon-3 p.m. Sunday, Prince William Historic Preservation Foundation, 17674 Main St., Dumfries. 703-792-4754. Free, picture with Santa $5.

Red Carpet Showcase Featuring artists, authors and musicians. Sponsored by the Prince William County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta. 1-4 p.m. Prince William Association of Realtors, 4545 Daisy Reid Ave., Woodbridge. Free.

Bethany Food Pantry Benefit Concert The All Saints Filipino-American Ministry presents a choral concert. Non-perishable food will be collected. 4 p.m. All Saints Catholic Church, 9300 Stonewall Rd., Manassas. 703-909-6454. Free.

Christmas at Liberia Tours include seasonal music, history presentations and refreshments. 4-7 p.m. Liberia Plantation, 8601 Portner Ave., Manassas. 703-368-1873. $15, children 12 and younger $7.50. Tickets sold at Manassas Museum, 9101 Prince William St.

Deck the Walls party Annual art sale fundraiser benefits the center. 7:30-10 p.m. Center for the Arts, 9419 Battle St., Manassas. 703-330-2787. $25, couples $40.

Woodbridge Community Choir The holiday concert features traditional and contemporary carols. 8 p.m. Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday, Dr. A.J. Ferlazzo Building, 15941 Donald Curtis Dr., Woodbridge. 703-680-0198. Free.

Sunday, Dec. 7

A Rippon Lodge Christmas Visit with Santa outdoors, learn about historical Christmas traditions. Dress for the weather. Noon-3 p.m. Rippon Lodge Historic Site, 15520 Blackburn Rd., Woodbridge. 703-499-9812. $2.

“Photographer With an Eye Francaise” An exhibit of photographs by Deborah Herndon. Artist reception, 1-4 p.m. Through Dec. 30. Loft Gallery, 313 Mill St., Occoquan. Free. 703-490-1117. Free.

Bingo Proceeds support local veterans. On Sundays, doors open at noon; games start at 2 p.m. On Mondays, doors open at 5:15 p.m.; games, 7:15 p.m. Woodbridge American Legion, 3640 Friendly Post Lane, Woodbridge. 703-494-4304. $15 minimum.

Prince William Community Band The annual Christmas concert features traditional and contemporary pieces, with refreshments and a poinsettia giveaway. 3 p.m. Woodbridge High School, 3001 Old Bridge Rd., Woodbridge. 703-497-8000. Free.

World War II Christmas Candle Tours Tour the historic home decorated for Christmas in 1943. World War II-era artifacts and decorations will be on display. Try making ornaments using materials that were available during rationing. 5-8 p.m. Rippon Lodge Historic Site, 15520 Blackburn Rd., Woodbridge. 703-499-9812. $5, 5 and younger free.

Monday, Dec. 8

Prince William Retired Teacher Association Meeting Event includes lunch and the Hylton High School Troubadours. Bring new hats, socks or mittens for a service project. 10 a.m. First Baptist Church of Woodbridge, 13600 Minnieville Rd., Woodbridge. 703- 754-9221. $12.

Job search network group Plus discussion of various topics related to the search process. 1-3 p.m. House of Mercy, 8170 Flannery Ct., Manassas. 703-659-1636. Free.

Tuesday, Dec. 9

Pre-K Tuesday Songs, stories and crafts for children ages 3-5 with a caregiver. 10 a.m. Manassas Museum, 9101 Prince William St., Manassas. 703-368-1873. $10.

Celebration Singers The group performs “Sleigh Bells Ring: The Songs of Christmas.” Food donations will be accepts for ACTS. 7:30 p.m. Westminster at Lake Ridge, 12191 Clipper Dr., Lake Ridge. 703-583-4422. Free.

Wednesday, Dec. 10

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

Winter Wonderland Train Show National Capital Trackers exhibit trains in a Christmas landscape. Canned goods and unwrapped toys will be collected for SERVE. Through Dec. 14, Center for the Arts, 9419 Battle St., Manassas. 703-330-2787. Free.

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

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