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Prince William County community calendar, June 16-22, 2013

Sunday, June 16

Ninth annual Manassas Wine and Jazz Festival,sample Virginia wines and listen to jazz performed by Barbara Martin, Kitty and the Fat Cats and Marcus Johnson. Noon-7 p.m., Manassas Museum lawn, 9101 Prince William St. Wine tasting, $20; non-tasting, $10. 703-361-6599.

Dale City farmers market, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Dale City Commuter Lot, behind Center Plaza Shopping Center, Dale Boulevard. 703-670-7112, Ext. 227,

Canoe tour, a ranger leads a guided tour on Powell’s Creek. 2 p.m., Leesylvania State Park, 2001 Daniel K. Ludwig Dr., Woodbridge. $9, registration required. 703-583-6904.

“Enduring Legacy: Liberia Plantation 1825-2013,” an exhibit detailing the history of the plantation. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays, Manassas Museum, 9101 Prince William St., Manassas. $5; seniors and children, $4; Baldwin students and their families, free. 703-368-1873.

“9/11: We Remember,” features an I-beam from the World Trade Center, a Pentagon building fragment. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, National Museum of the Marine Corps, 18900 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Triangle. Free. 877-635-1775.

“Petal,” bronze and silver jewelry by Sherry Chaples, ribbon embroidery by Tatiana Harr and carved eggshells by Tina Kannapel. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, through July 1, Artists’ Undertaking Gallery, 309 Mill St., Occoquan. Free. 703-494-0584.

“Reflecting,” Jan E. Moffat’s paintings explore her attraction to water and its role in reflecting the landscape. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays and noon-5 p.m. Sundays, through June 30, Loft Gallery, 313 Mill St., Occoquan. Free. 703-490-1117.

Battle of the Artists, a street-painting festival using chalk pastels. A cash prize will be awarded for “people’s favorite.” 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Battle Street, Manassas. Free. 703-361-6599 or

Dance Etc. School of the Arts spring concert, 2 p.m., Hylton Performing Arts Center, 10960 George Mason Cir., Manassas. $15. 703-993-7759.

Monday, June 17

Lake Jackson Mid-County Lions Club meeting, 6:30 p.m., Hibachi Buffet and Sushi, 8121 Sudley Rd., Manassas. Free. 703-791-5227.

Crochet Guild, 7-9 p.m., Manassas Church of the Brethren, 10047 Nokesville Rd., Manassas. 571-247-1868.

Prince William Community Band, rehearsal, for musicians 19 and older, no auditions necessary. 7:30 p.m., Saunders Middle School, 13557 Spriggs Rd., Manassas. 703-791-4119 or

Tuesday, June 18

Friends of Leesylvania, 7:30 p.m., Leesylvania State Park, 2001 Daniel K. Ludwig Dr., Woodbridge. 703-583-6904 or

Wednesday, June 19

“Near and Far,” an exhibit by local photographers. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 1-5 p.m. Saturdays, through July 31, Center for the Arts, Caton Merchant Family Art Gallery, 9419 Battle St., Manassas. 703-330-2787 or

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.

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

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

Haunted Occoquan walking tour, paranormal investigator Kay Pietrewicz leads tours through the town. 8 p.m. Wednesdays-Fridays, 4 and 8 p.m. Saturdays, Occoquan Visitors Center, 200 Mill St. $12; children 6-12, $6; children 5 and younger, free. 571-572-9410 or

Thursday, June 20

Manassas farmers market, 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, Loy E. Harris Pavilion, 9201 Center St. 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Parking Lot B, West Street (next to the train station visitors center). 703-361-6599 or

Bob Brown Puppets, “Mother Goose Caboose.” 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m., Chinn Park Regional Library, 13065 Chinn Park Dr., Woodbridge. Free. 703-792-4800.

American Business Women’s Association meeting, a presentation by Peggy Young, “Discover Your Greatness on Life’s Journey.” 11:30 a.m., Stratford University, 14349 Gideon Dr., Woodbridge. Lunch, $15. 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, $15; reservations required. 703-499-8902.

Dirt-digging critters, Blue Ridge Wildlife Center rehabilitator Becky Shore introduces a turtle, a skunk and other animals that dig in the dirt. 3 p.m., Central Community Library, 8601 Mathis Ave., Manassas. Free, registration required. 703-361-8211.

“Longstreet during the Gettysburg Campaign,” author and historian Ronald Hawkins gives a detailed look at the Army of Northern Virginia’s second highest-ranking general, James Longstreet. 7 p.m., Dr. A.J. Ferlazzo Building, 15941 Donald Curtis Dr., Woodbridge. Free. 703-792-4754.

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

Gainesville farmers market, 2-6 p.m., Marque at Heritage Hunt, 13550 Heathcote Blvd., Gainesville. 703-754-7711.

Friday, June 21

Dirt-digging critters, Blue Ridge Wildlife Center rehabilitator Becky Shore introduces a turtle, a skunk and other animals that dig in the dirt. 10:30 a.m., Bull Run Regional Library, 8051 Ashton Ave., Manassas. Free, registration required. 703-792-4530.

Saturday, June 22

Occoquan farmers market, 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, Mill Street parking lot, next to Route 123 bridge, Occoquan. 703-491-1918.

“The Confederate Road to Gettysburg,” a trip led by local historians to pivotal Civil War battle sites. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tour will start at Brentsville Courthouse Historic Centre and carpool to historic sites for a guided tour. Light refreshments will be offered; bring lunch. Brentsville Courthouse Historic Centre, 12229 Bristow Rd., Bristow. $25. 703-365-7895 or

Friends of Feral Cats fundraiser, the nonprofit organization will provide information and collect donations of cat food. 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Giant in Centre Plaza, 4309 Dale Blvd., Dale City. 703-369-0888.

Bristoe Station Battlefield guided tours, learn about two Civil War battles at the site in 1862 and 1863. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. second and fourth weekends of each month. Tours leave on the hour, Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park, 10708 Bristow Rd., Bristow. Free. 703-366-3049 or

Food of the 19th century, sample the different foods and drink served to plantation owners and in the slave quarters. Program includes historic commentary and a tour. 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Ben Lomond Historic Site, 10321 Sudley Manor Dr., Manassas. $75; reservation required. Space is limited. 703-367-7872.

Bob Brown Puppets, “Mother Goose Caboose.” 2 p.m., Potomac Community Library, 2201 Opitz Blvd., Woodbridge. Free. 703-494-8126.

Bagpipes and Celtic Dancers, part of the Center for the Arts SummerSounds concert series. 6:30 p.m., Loy E. Harris Pavilion, 9201 Center St., Manassas. Free. 703-330-2787.

Family movie night,Rudy,” starring Sean Astin. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. 7 p.m. Saturdays, Stonebridge at Potomac Town Center, 14900 Potomac Town Pl., Woodbridge. Free.

Children’s multicultural book club, for children 3 and older with a parent or guardian. 1-2:30 p.m., Chinn Park Regional Library, 13065 Chinn Park Dr., Woodbridge. Free. 703-792-4800.

— Compiled by Sarah Lane


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