Thursday, Jan. 2

“Art of the Season,” 16 local artists exhibit watercolors, etchings, photography, digital paintings, ribbon embroidery, fused glass, copper works, turned wood, pottery, eggshell carvings, jewelry and acrylic and oil paintings. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, through Monday, Artists’ Undertaking, 309 Mill St., Occoquan. Free. 703-494-0584.

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

Friday, Jan. 3

Ceramic sculpture exhibit, works by Manassas resident Jessica Gardner. 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Fridays and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, through Jan. 31. Northern Virginia Community College, 6901 Sudley Rd., Manassas. Free. 703-257-6657.

“Operation Urgent Fury: Invasion of Grenada,” exhibit featuring photographs and artifacts chronicling the multinational invasion of the island of Grenada. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, National Museum of the Marine Corps, 18900 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Triangle. Free. 877-635-1775.

“Off the Wall #10,” 10th annual Prince William County student exhibition, sponsored by Lockheed Martin. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 1-5 p.m. Saturdays, through Jan. 29, Center for the Arts, Caton Merchant Family Art Gallery, 9419 Battle St., Manassas. Free. 703-330-2787 or

Saturday, Jan. 4

“Don’t Dress for Dinner” auditions, for the spring musical comedy presented by Rooftop Productions. 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, 7-9 p.m. Monday, Candy Factory, Kellar Theater, 9419 Battle St., Manassas. Free. 703-330-2787 or

Manassas farmers market, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Parking Lot B, West Street (next to the train station visitors center). 703-361-6599 or

Martin Luther King Jr. Choir, a performance by local elementary school children. 3 p.m., Chinn Park Regional Library, 13065 Chinn Park Dr., Woodbridge. Free. 703-792-4800.

Sunday, Jan. 5

Dale City farmers market, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Dale City Commuter Lot (behind Center Plaza Shopping Center), Dale Boulevard. Free admission. 703-670-7112, Ext. 227, or

Woodbridge bingo, proceeds support local veterans. 2 p.m. Sundays, 7:15 p.m. Mondays, Woodbridge American Legion, 3640 Friendly Post Lane, Woodbridge. $10 minimum. 703-494-4304.

Tuesday, Jan. 7

Herblock Civil Rights exhibit, “The Long March” features works by the late Washington Post editorial cartoonist Herb Block. The exhibit chronicles the Civil Rights movement. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, Manassas Museum, 9101 Prince William St., Manassas. $5; seniors and children, $4. 703-368-1873.

Wednesday, Jan. 8

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. Free. 703-792-4800.

Job search network group, discussion of the search process. 6-7:30 p.m., House of Mercy, 8170 Flannery Ct., Manassas. Free. 703-659-1636.

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.

— Compiled by Sarah Lane



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