“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,” 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 Monday. Artists’ Undertaking, 309 Mill St., Occoquan. Free. 703-494-0584.
“Weapons Platoon: A Marine’s Life in Afghanistan,” 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. Free. 877-635-1775.
“In Retrospect,” works by Cedric Baker. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 1-5 p.m. Saturdays, through Dec. 13, Center for the Arts, Caton Merchant Family Art Gallery, 9419 Battle St., Manassas. Free. 703-330-2787 or www.center-for-the-arts.org.
“Remembering Those Blue Mountains” 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 Sunday, Loft Gallery, 313 Mill St., Occoquan. Free. 703-490-1117.
Spanish chat, bring lunch and practice speaking Spanish. Noon-2 p.m., Central Community Library, 8601 Mathis Ave., Manassas. 703-361-8211.
North of 50 Lunch ‘n’ Learn, for people 50 and older, learn about historical Brentsville. Bring lunch. Beverages and dessert provided. 12:30 p.m., Bull Run Regional Library, 8051 Ashton Ave., Manassas. Free, registration required. 703-792-4530.
“Miracle on 34th Street,” students from the music and drama programs perform. 7 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Gainesville Middle School, 8001 Limestone Dr., Gainesville. $7; seniors and students, $6. $1 discount with a new, unwrapped toy. 703-753-2997.
“Treasure Island” auditions, by appointment, actors 8-18 audition for Pied Piper Theatre’s February musical production. Friday-Saturday, Center for the Arts, 9419 Battle St., Manassas. 703-330-2787 or www.center-for-the-arts.org.
Manassas tree lighting, Santa arrives by VRE train. Includes carols and live music, hayrides and museum admission. 5:30-8 p.m., Manassas Museum, 9101 Prince William St. Free. 703-368-1873 or www.manassasmuseum.org.
Filmmakers ’ discussion, the panel includes local filmmakers Paul Awad, Lucy Gebre-Egziabher, Kathryn O’Sullivan and John Poague. 6:30 p.m., Northern Virginia Community College, 15200 Neabsco Rd., Woodbridge. Free. 703-878-5665.
Habitat For Humanity family selection orientation, how Habitat for Humanity selects families and how to apply. 7-8:30 p.m., Grace United Methodist Church, 9750 Wellington Rd., Manassas. Registration required. 703-369-6708.
Jazz 4 Justice concert, the music and legal communities in Prince William County present this concert by the Mason Jazz Ensemble, led by Jim Carroll, director of jazz studies at George Mason University. Proceeds will fund the Prince William County Bar Foundation’s law-related education and service projects and will help provide scholarships to students in GMU’s School of Music. 8 p.m., Hylton Performing Arts Center, 10960 George Mason Cir., Manassas. $20; seniors and students,$15. 703-993-7759.
Dumfries arts and crafts fundraiser, sponsored by the Parent Teacher Organization. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Mary Williams Elementary School, 3100 Panther Pride Dr. Free; vendor space, $25. 703-445-8376.
Manassas Christmas parade, a procession of floats, marching bands, animated characters and Santa Claus travel down Mathis Avenue and into Old Town. 10 a.m., Old Town Manassas, Center Street. 703-369-9030 or www.gmchristmasparade.org.
Ryan Buckle: The Science You Can Sing To, a children’s concert featuring science demonstrations. 10:30 a.m., Chinn Park Regional Library, 13065 Chinn Park Dr., Woodbridge. Free. 703-792-4800.
Santa in Occoquan, sponsored by the Occoquan Merchants Association, Santa travels to the city by boat. Noon, Mamie Davis Park, Mill Street. Free. 703-491-1918.
Dumfries Christmas tree lighting, 5-7 p.m., Dumfries Town Hall, 17755 Main St. Free. 703-221-3400, Ext. 144.
Prince William Community Band, a traditional holiday concert. 7 p.m., Freedom High School, 15201 Neabso Mills Rd., Woodbridge. Free. 703-791-4119 or www.pwcb.org.
Dailey & Vincent: A Bluegrass Christmas, 8 p.m., Hylton Performing Arts Center, 10960 George Mason Cir., Manassas. $32-$48. 703-993-7759.
Woodbridge Community Choir, a holiday concert featuring traditional and contemporary carols. 8 p.m. Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday, Dr. A.J. Ferlazzo Building, 15941 Donald Curtis Dr. Free. 703-491-1820 or www.woodbridgecommunitychoir.org.
Old Town Merchants Open House, stores will have refreshments and entertainment. Santa will be on the walkway for photos. Free carriage rides will leave from the train depot. 1-4 p.m., Old Town Manassas, Center Street. Free. 703-361-6599 or www.visitmanassas.org.
Chucho Valdes concert, the Cuban jazz pianist performs a blend of Cuban music with African roots and North American jazz. 7 p.m., Hylton Performing Arts Center, 10960 George Mason Cir., Manassas. $30, $38, $46. 703-993-7759.
Lake Jackson Mid-County Lions Club meeting, 6:30 p.m., Hibachi Buffet and Sushi, 8121 Sudley Rd., Manassas. Free. 703-791-5227.
“Zara Spook and Other Lures” auditions, actors, two men and four women, are needed for the comedy presented by Rooftop Productions in April. 7-9 p.m. Monday and Wednesday, Candy Factory, Kellar Theater, 9419 Battle St., Manassas. Free. 703-330-2787 or www.center-for-the-arts.org.
Prince William Purlers Knitting Guild, 7-9 p.m., Manassas Baptist Church, Java Rock Cafe, 8730 Sudley Rd., Manassas. 703-791-6175.
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.
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.
Jewelry sale, sponsored by the Prince William Healthcare Auxiliary to benefit patient care. 4-7 p.m., through Dec. 7, Prince William Hospital, 8700 Sudley Rd., Manassas. 703-369-8173.
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