Thursday, Nov. 8

“Weapons Platoon: A Marine’s Life in Afghanistan,” 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. 877-635-1775.

“In Retrospect,” works by Cedric Baker. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 1-5 p.m. Saturday, through Dec. 13, Center for the Arts, Caton Merchant Family Art Gallery, 9419 Battle St., Manassas. 703-330-2787 or

“Remembering Those Blue Mountains,” watercolors by Marcia Weidler. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday, through Dec. 2, Loft Gallery, 313 Mill St., Occoquan. 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.

“Bus Stop,” NOVA Woodbridge Theatre Group presents the William Inge play. 3 and 8 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. Saturday, Northern Virginia Community College, 15200 Neabsco Rd., Woodbridge. Free. 703-878-5750.

“Four Little Words,” students from Gainesville Middle School’s music and drama programs perform the comedy. 7 p.m., 8001 Limestone Dr., Gainesville. $5; seniors and students, $4; children 3 and younger, free. 703-753-2997.

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.

Friday, Nov. 9

Shaolin Warriors, Disciples of the Shaolin schools in China demonstrate the technique, imagery and movement of kung fu. 8 p.m., Hylton Performing Arts Center, 10960 George Mason Cir., Manassas. $32, $40, $48. 703-993-7759.

Saturday, Nov. 10

Art Society Holiday Show, artwork by members of the Prince William Art Society; notecards for sale to benefit the group’s scholarship program. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Tall Oaks Community Center, 12298 Cotton Mill Dr., Lake Ridge. 703-670-9437 or

Greater Manassas Veterans Day Parade, the fourth annual event includes high school bands, pipe and drum corps, antique and modern military vehicles. 11 a.m., Old Town Manassas, Center Street. 571-641-5350 or

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

Manassas writers group, writers provide comments on one another’s works. 2-4 p.m., Bull Run Regional Library, 8051 Ashton Ave., Manassas. 703-792-4500.

Sunday, Nov. 11

Church dedication, a ceremony dedicating the new education wing and fellowship hall. 11:30 a.m., Church of Christ, 13130 Hillendale Dr., Woodbridge. 703-590-1790.

Monday, Nov. 12

Veterans Day wreath-laying, hosted by the GFWC Women’s Club of Manassas and the Stonewall Jackson High School Junior Air Force ROTC. 11 a.m., Manassas Museum, War Memorial on Main Street next to the museum, 9101 Prince William St. 703-508-0399.

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

Tuesday, Nov. 13

Prince William County Genealogical Society, Amy Shaw, a family service counselor, discusses interments. New members welcome. 10:30 a.m., Hillendale Fire Station, 13511 Hillendale Dr., Dale City. 703-897-6743.

Writers of children’s literature, new members are welcome to share their writings; the group offers encouragement and constructive criticism. 7 p.m., Bull Run Regional Library, 8051 Ashton Ave., Manassas. 703-792-4530.

Wednesday, Nov. 14

LifeLong Learning Forum, the topic will be transportation in Northern Virginia. 10 a.m., Northern Virginia Community College, Colgan Hall, 6901 Sudley Rd., Manassas. 571-606-0247 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.

National Active and Retired Federal Employees, Chapter 356 meeting. Lunch, 11:30 a.m.; meeting, 12:30 p.m. Hibachi buffet and sushi, 8121 Sudley Rd., Manassas. Attendees pay for their lunch. 703-361-4677.

Taste of Westminster, international food samples and tours of the facility. 1 p.m., Westminster at Lake Ridge, 12191 Clipper Dr., Lake Ridge. 703-496-3440.

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

Thursday, Nov. 15

American Business Women’s Association, monthly meeting, will include a presentation by Nancy Finnegan on the basics of Women’s Instructional Network. Nonperishable food will be collected for ACTS food pantry. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Stratford University, 14349 Gideon Dr., Woodbridge. Lunch, $15. 703-986-0205.

“Laughing Stock” auditions, Castaways Repertory Theatre will hold auditions for its winter production. 6:30-10:30 p.m. Thursdays, through Nov. 17, Dr. A.J. Ferlazzo Building, 15941 Donald Curtis Dr., Woodbridge. 703-508-5418 or

— Compiled by Sarah Lane



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