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

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,

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

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

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

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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