Sunday, May 5

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,

Book talk, a discussion of “Sentry of the Ages,” about the history of Liberia Plantation. 2 p.m., Manassas Museum, 9101 Prince William St., Manassas. Free. 703-368-1873.

Ballroom dancing, foxtrot lessons followed by music and dancing. 3:30-6 p.m., Candy Factory, Kellar Theater, 9419 Battle St., Manassas. Lesson and dance, $15; open dance, $10. 703-330-2787 or

Latin singer Lila Downs, 7 p.m., Hylton Performing Arts Center, 10960 George Mason Cir., Manassas. $28, $36, $44. 703-993-7759.

“Cool Copper — Hot Diana,” copper work by Anne Jordan of Fairfax and paintings by Roger Frey of Woodbridge. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, through Monday, Artists’ Undertaking, 309 Mill St., Occoquan. Free. 703-494-0584.

Woodbridge Community Choir,the spring concert’s theme of “Look to the Rainbow” features songs from movies and Broadway. 8 p.m., Dr. A.J. Ferlazzo Building, 15941 Donald Curtis Dr., Woodbridge. Free. 703-491-1820 or www.woodbridge

Monday, May 6

“Dare to Dance,” an exhibit of art quilts curated by Mary Kerr, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 1-5 p.m. Saturdays, through June 13, Center for the Arts, Caton Merchant Family Art Gallery, 9419 Battle St., Manassas. Free. 703-330-2787 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 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, May 7

Spring art exhibit, watercolors, etchings, photography, digital painting, ribbon embroidery, fused glass, copper work, turned wood, pottery, egg shell carvings, jewelry, acrylic and oil paintings. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, through June 3, Artists’ Undertaking, 309 Mill St., Occoquan. 703-494-0584.

Prince William Chorale, new members welcome. 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, New Hope Christian Church, 8310 Plantation Lane, Manassas. Free. 703-732-0128 or

Prince William Purlers Knitting Guild, 7-9 p.m., Manassas Baptist Church, Java Rock Cafe, 8730 Sudley Rd., Manassas. Free. 703-791-6175.

Celebration Singers, a concert featuring a collection of John Rutter’s work. 7:30 p.m., Westminster at Lake Ridge, 12191 Clipper Dr., Lake Ridge. Free. 703-583-4422.

Wednesday, May 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. 703-792-4800.

Job search network group, in addition to networking, weekly meetings will cover various topics related to the job-search process. 6-7:30 p.m., House of Mercy, 8170 Flannery Ct., Manassas. 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.

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, May 9

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

Mommy Meet-up, refreshments, a chance to socialize and a canoe lesson up Powell’s Creek. Proper footwear recommended. 11 a.m., Leesylvania State Park, Bushey Point Trail car-top boat launch, 2001 Daniel K. Ludwig Dr., Woodbridge. Free, reservations required. 703-583-6904.

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

Occoquan Historical Society lecture, Kathleen Pablo discusses the suffragists imprisoned at the Occoquan Workhouse. 6:30 p.m., Secret Garden Cafe, 404 Mill St. Free. 703-491-7525.

“Doughboys Off to the Great War,” historian Glenn Hyatt presents a history of the local men who joined the 2nd Regiment of the 29th Infantry Division, a unit with lineage from the Civil War to World War II. 7 p.m., Old Manassas Courthouse, 9248 Lee Ave., Manassas. Free. 703-792-4754 or

Dale City Civic Association meeting, 7:30 p.m., Birchdale Recreation Area, 14730 Birchdale Ave., Dale City. 703-670-3291.

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.

Man of La Mancha,” Castaways Repertory Theatre presents the play based on the novel “Don Quixote.” 8 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, through May 17; 8 p.m. May 11 and 18; and 1 p.m. May 12 and 19. Dr. A.J. Ferlazzo Building, 15941 Donald Curtis Dr., Woodbridge. $16; seniors, students, military and county employees, $12; children 12 and younger, $8. 703-232-1710 or

Friday, May 10

“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.

Buckland during the Civil War, Buckland resident David Blake leads a tour and lectures on the area’s history. 7 p.m., Prince William Historic Preservation Foundation, 17674 Main St., Dumfries. Free. 703-792-4754.

Cemetery tour, bring a flashlight for a guided tour of the Manassas city and Confederate cemeteries. 8 p.m. Fridays, Manassas Museum, 9101 Prince William St. $4.50. 703-368-1873.

Saturday, May 11

Spring flea market, sponsored by the Military Order of the Cootie and its auxiliary to support the Hunter Holmes McGuire Veterans Hospital in Richmond. 7 a.m.-3 p.m., VFW Post 1503, 14631 Minnieville Rd., Dale City. Pavilion vendor space, $25; parking lot vendor space, $15. 703-494-8903.

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

Perennial plant sale, sponsored by the Garden Club of Montclair, with plants from members’ gardens. 8 a.m.-1 p.m., South Lakes Recreation Center, 5070 Higgins Dr., Montclair. 703-494-4035.

Wildflower and native plant sale, sponsored by the Prince William Wildflower Society, plants have been propagated by members or are from their gardens. 9 a.m.-noon, Bethel Lutheran Church, 8712 Plantation Lane, Manassas. Free. 703-368-2898 or

Canoe tour, a ranger leads a guided tour on Powell’s Creek. 9:30-11:30 a.m., Leesylvania State Park, 2001 Daniel K. Ludwig Dr., Woodbridge. $9, registration required. 703-583-6904.

Dumfries Charter Day, live entertainment, historical demonstrations, colonial games and refreshments. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Merchant Park, Cameron Street, Dumfries. Free. 703-221-2218 or

Home buyer seminar, presented by real estate broker Bob Hummer. 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Strayer University, 13385 Minnieville Rd., Woodbridge. Free. 703-878-4866 or

Museum on the Lawn, games, crafts and interactive activities. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, Manassas Museum, 9101 Prince William St., Manassas. Free. 703-368-1873.

Potomac River blockade history tour, on a pontoon boat, a historian discusses the significance of the Confederates’ blockade along the Potomac during the Civil War. Lunch is included. Sponsored by the Prince William County Historic Preservation Division. 10 a.m.-1 p.m., through May 25, Leesylvania State Park, 2001 Daniel K. Ludwig Dr., Woodbridge. $30, reservations required. 703-792-4754.

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

Art on the Block, more than 60 artists exhibit their work at four Occoquan galleries. 1-5 p.m., Occoquan Town Hall, 314 Mill St. Free. 703-494-0584.

Hiking through history, a ranger leads a hike along a two-mile trail. 2 p.m., Leesylvania State Park, Lee's Woods Trailhead, 2001 Daniel K. Ludwig Dr., Woodbridge. Free. 703-583-6904.

Family movie night,Toy Story.” Bring a blanket or lawn chair. 7 p.m., Stonebridge at Potomac Town Center, 14900 Potomac Town Pl., Woodbridge. Free.

New Dominion Choraliers spring concert, the group presents “Love and the Spirit” with performances by the Mary G. Porter Traditional School Elementary Chorus and the Dance Etc. School of the Arts. 7 p.m. Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday, Freedom High School, 15201 Neabso Mills Rd., Woodbridge. $15; seniors, students, military and veterans, $10; children 5-13, $5; children 4 and younger, free. 703-590-2147 or

Manassas Symphony Orchestra concert, 7:30 p.m., Grace E. Metz Middle School, 9950 Wellington Rd., Manassas. 703-853-0749.

— Compiled by Sarah Lane