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Prince William County community calendar, Jan. 17 to 24, 2013

Thursday, Jan. 17

Numismatic exhibit,“Currency in Conflict,” on loan from the American Numismatic Association Money Museum, examines the role of financial transactions during 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. 703-368-1873.

Photography exhibit, “Weapons Platoon: A Marine’s Life in Afghanistan,” images 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.

Student art exhibit, “Off the Wall #9,” the ninth annual Prince William County student exhibition, sponsored by Lockheed Martin. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays; 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 www.center-for-the-arts.org.

Louis the Magician, a monthly Simon Kidgits Club event. 10 a.m., Potomac Mills, 2700 Potomac Mill Cir., Woodbridge. Free; annual membership, $5. 703-496-9330.

American Business Women’s Association meeting, a presentation by registered nurse Mary Black on the “Birds of a Feather” personality test. 11:30 a.m., Stratford University, 14349 Gideon Dr., Woodbridge. Lunch, $15. 703-986-0205.

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 “Mr. Churchill’s Secretary” by Susan Elia MacNeal. 7 p.m., Potomac Community Library, 2201 Opitz Blvd., Woodbridge. Free. 703-494-8126.

Light Horse Harry Lee talk, author Mike Cecere discusses the Revolutionary War soldier, sponsored by Historic Prince William. 7:30 p.m., McCoart Administration Building, Room 107, One County Complex Ct., Woodbridge. Free. 703-791-4125.

Friday, Jan. 18

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. Attendees pay for lunch. 910-389-5771, 703-369-6717 or giltmt@earthlink.net, moserconnie@hotmail.com.

Saturday, Jan. 19

Universal Human Rights Day, the county’s Human Rights Commission presents a breakfast program, “Team Work Makes the Dream Work,” with a brief overview of the Emancipation Proclamation and the Human Rights Awards. 9 a.m., McCoart Administration Building, 1 County Complex Ct., Woodbridge. 703-792-4680.

Manassas farmers market, 10 a.m., Parking Lot B, West Street (next to the train station visitors center). 703-361-6599 or www.visitmanassas.org.

Middle school expansion open house, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Prince William Academy, 3480 Commission Ct., Lake Ridge. Free. 703-491-1444.

Saturdays with Sophie, children 6-10 read to a registered therapy dog. 2 p.m., Chinn Park Regional Library, 13065 Chinn Park Dr., Woodbridge. 703-792-4800.

Science fiction book club, participants discuss “Reamde” by Neal Stephenson. 2:30 p.m., Central Community Library, 8601 Mathis Ave., Manassas. 703-361-8211.

Washington Metro Investment Club, an open house. 4 p.m., McCoart Administration Building, 1 County Complex Ct., Woodbridge. Free. 703-801-1465 or lavoy12@yahoo.com.

Monday, Jan. 21

Care packages for soldiers, bring items to mail such as snacks, toiletries, travel-size games and notebooks and help assemble 50 care packages for Operation Home Front. 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Leesylvania State Park, 2001 Daniel K. Ludwig Dr., Woodbridge. 703-583-6904 or www.operationhomefront.net.

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 Wildflower Society, members share photos of native plants and habitats. 7:30 p.m., Bethel Lutheran Church, 8712 Plantation Lane, Manassas. 703-368-2898.

Tuesday, Jan. 22

Writers of children’s literature, new group members welcome, share writings, offer encouragement and constructive criticism. 7 p.m., Bull Run Regional Library, 8051 Ashton Ave., Manassas. 703-792-4530.

Wednesday, Jan. 23

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.

Social Security information session, a representative from the Social Security Administration will discuss benefits and program resources. 7 p.m., Central Community Library, 8601 Mathis Ave., Manassas. Free, registration required. 703-361-8211.

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

Thursday, Jan. 24

Americans in Wartime Museum, an overview of the efforts to open the new facility. 7 p.m., Old Manassas Courthouse, 9248 Lee Ave., Manassas. 703-792-4754.

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.

— Compiled by Sarah Lane

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