“Between the States: Photographs of the American Civil War” The exhibit, on loan from the George Eastman House, examines the role of photography in the Civil War. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, through Jan. 6, Manassas Museum, 9101 Prince William St., Manassas. $5; seniors and children, $4; children 5 and younger, free. 703-368-1873.
“Currency in Conflict” The exhibit, on loan from the American Numismatic Association Money Museum, examines the role of money in 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; children 5 and younger, free. 703-368-1873.
“Symbolic” This exhibit features bronze and silver jewelry by Sherry Chaples of Springfield, carved eggshells by Tina Kannapel of Fairfax and photography and digital painting by David and Jane Ernst of Springfield. 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. daily, through Dec. 3, Artists’ Undertaking, 309 Mill St., Occoquan. Free. 703-494-0584.
“Weapons Platoon: A Marine’s Life in Afghanistan,” a series of 35 photographs 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. Admission, free. 877-635-1775.
“Remembering Those Blue Mountains” exhibit, watercolors by Marcia Weidler. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays, noon-5 p.m. Sundays, through Dec. 2, Loft Gallery, 313 Mill St., Occoquan. Free,Admission, free. 703-490-1117.
Prince William Model Railroad Club, model trains will run on layouts modeled after Prince William. Members will be available to answer questions. Noon-4 p.m., Bull Run Regional Library, 8051 Ashton Ave., Manassas. Free. 703-792-4530.
Civic participation forum, “Voting Was Easy, Now What?” will be the topic of a panel discussion by Del. Rich Anderson (R-Woodbridge), former delegate Jim Dillard, Occoquan Mayor Earnie Porta (D) and Anne Marie Morgan of Virginia Public Radio, sponsored by the League of Women Voters. 2 p.m., Osbourn Park High School, 8909 Euclid Ave., Manassas. Free. 703-743-1831 or www.lwvpwamal.org.
“Dancing in the Wings” In a ballet-themed play, directed and choreographed by Debbie Allen, a girl named Sassy dreams of becoming a star ballerina. 3 p.m., Hylton Performing Arts Center, 10960 George Mason Cir., Manassas. $15 in advance, $17 at the door; $10 in advance,$12 at the door for students and seniors. 703-993-7759.
“The Little Mermaid, Jr.” The Center for the Arts Pied Piper Theatre presents the musical production. 4 p.m., Grace E. Metz Middle School, 9950 Wellington Rd., Manassas. $12; children 12 and younger, $10. 703-330-2787 or www.center-for-the-arts.org.
“In Retrospect,” works by Cedric Baker. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 1-5 p.m. Saturdays, through Dec. 13. Artist reception: 6-8 p.m. Friday, Center for the Arts, Caton Merchant Family Art Gallery, 9419 Battle St., Manassas. Free. 703-330-2787 or www.center-for-the-arts.org.
Monday Afternoon Book Club, the group discusses “Alice I Have Been” by Melanie Benjamin. 1 p.m., Chinn Park Regional Library, 13065 Chinn Park Dr., Woodbridge. Free. 703-792-4800.
Random Reads book club, a discussion of “Russian Winter” by Daphne Kalotay. 1 p.m., Bull Run Regional Library, 8051 Ashton Ave., Manassas. Free. 703-792-4530.
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 of Prince William County, new members welcome. 7-9 p.m., Manassas Church of the Brethren, 10047 Nokesville Rd., Manassas. Free. 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. Free. 703-791-4119 or www.pwcb.org.
Prince William Wildflower Society, a representative from the Chesapeake Bay Foundation will discuss solutions to the problems facing the bay and its watersheds. 7:30 p.m., Bethel Lutheran Church, 8712 Plantation Lane, Manassas. Free. 703-368-2898.
Woodbridge Community Choir, members rehearse for their Christmas concert season. No auditions required. Registration, 7 p.m.; rehearsal, 7:30 p.m., Lutheran Church of the Covenant, 15008 Cloverdale Ave., Dale City. $30 membership fee. 703-491-1820 or www.woodbridgecommunitychoir.org.
Student songwriters’ concert, students from Mullen, Sinclair and Westgate elementary schools perform songs they wrote with the help of Kid Pan Alley staff. 7 p.m., Bull Run Regional Library, 8051 Ashton Ave., Manassas. Free. 703-792-4530.
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.
Book discussion group, this month’s selection is “Faith” by Jennifer Haigh. 1 p.m., Central Community Library, 8601 Mathis Ave., Manassas. Free. 703-361-8211.
Thanksgiving Eve Service, 7 p.m., Occoquan Bible Church, 3700 Old Bridge Rd., Woodbridge. Free. 703-580-6996 or www.obc.org.
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.
Toastmasters International, Manassas Community Club 6585. 7:30 p.m., Manassas Presbyterian Church, 8201 Ashton Ave. $41 membership fee. 703-304-6615.
Turkey Stomp Gravy Splash, a variety of instructors lead exercise classes and activities for adults and children 16 and older. 8:30-10 a.m., Chinn Aquatics & Fitness Center, 13025 Chinn Park Dr., Woodbridge. $25. 703-730-1051.
Spanish chat, bring lunch and practice speaking Spanish. Noon-2 p.m., Central Community Library, 8601 Mathis Ave., Manassas. Free. 703-361-8211.
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.
“All I Want for Christmas,” Encore Theatrical Arts Project presents a song-and-dance extravaganza about what happens when the North Pole becomes infected with the “Gimme! Gimme! Flu Virus.” 7 p.m. Friday, 1 and 5 p.m. Saturday, Hylton Performing Arts Center, 10960 George Mason Cir., Manassas. $17-$30. 703-993-7759 or www.encore-tap.org.
Genealogy meeting, learn how to trace your family’s ancestry, sponsored by The Missing Connection. 2 p.m.-4 p.m., Weems-Botts Annex, 3944 Cameron St., Dumfries. Free. 703-221-2218 or www.themissingconnection.com.
Manassas writers group, writers provide comments on one another’s works. 2-4 p.m., Bull Run Regional Library, 8051 Ashton Ave., Manassas. Free. 703-792-4500.
Chanticleer Christmas, The ensemble presents a holiday program featuring Gregorian chant, motets, revered sacred works, traditional English and European carols, American folk hymns and contemporary music. 4 p.m., Hylton Performing Arts Center, 10960 George Mason Cir., Manassas. $24-$48. 888-945-2468 or cfa.gmu.edu.
— Compiled by Sarah Lane