Thursday, Oct. 4

“Moments in Time,” oil paintings by Lydia Jechorek. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays, noon-5 p.m. Sundays, through Nov. 3, Loft Gallery, 313 Mill St., Occoquan. 703-490-1117.

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

“Weapons Platoon: A Marine’s Life in Afghanistan,” photographs by Stephen Dupont, who was 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.

“Surface Translations,” photographs by Linda Carlson and Karen Rexrode. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 1-5 p.m. Saturdays, through Oct. 26, Center for the Arts, Caton Merchant Family Art Gallery, 9419 Battle St., Manassas. 703-330-2787 or

“Just My Imagination,” cartoon-like works by Karen Sielski. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Fridays, noon-5 p.m. Sundays, through Nov. 4, ArtBeat Gallery, 9407 Main St., Manassas. 703-365-8558.

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. Thursdays, Marque at Heritage Hunt, 13550 Heathcote Blvd., Gainesville. 703-754-7711.

Friday, Oct. 5

Arsenic and Old Lace,” Vpstart Crow Productions performs the comedic play about two old ladies who become killers. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Hylton Performing Arts Center, 10960 George Mason Cir., Manassas. $20; students and seniors, $15. 703-993-7759.

“Collecting the Civil War,” artifacts from private and museum collections. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, through Oct. 28, Manassas Museum, 9101 Prince William St., Manassas. $5; seniors and children, $4; 5 and younger, free. 703-368-1873.

Saturday, Oct. 6

Occoquan farmers market, 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, Mill Street parking lot, next to Route 123 bridge, Occoquan. 703-491-4411.

Weems-Botts Children’s Day, Project Butterfly Wings, learn about butterflies, their habitats and behavior; plus craft making. 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Weems-Botts Annex, 3944 Cameron St., Dumfries. Free, registration required. 703-221-2218.

Manassas Chorale concert, “Celebrate the ’70s.” 7:30 p.m., Hylton Performing Arts Center, 10960 George Mason Cir., Manassas. $12, $15, $18. 703-993-7759.

Sunday, Oct. 7

Royal Drummers and Dancers of Burundi, dance and drumming based on ancient Burundi traditions. 4 p.m., Hylton Performing Arts Center, 10960 George Mason Cir., Manassas. $30, $38, $46. 703-993-7759.

Monday, Oct. 8

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

Woodbridge Community Choir, members rehearse for the Christmas concert season. No auditions required. Registration, 7 p.m.; rehearsal, at 7:30 p.m., Lutheran Church of the Covenant, 15008 Cloverdale Ave., Dale City. $30 membership fee. 703-491-1820 or

Tuesday, Oct. 9

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

Wednesday, Oct. 10

Lifelong Learning Forum, historian Marc Leepson discusses his biography “Lafayette: Lessons in Leadership From the Idealist General.” 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.

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.

Thursday, Oct. 11

Museum wine dinner, a five course dinner sponsored by the Heritage Center. 6:30 p.m., National Museum of the Marine Corps, 18900 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Triangle. $75. 877-635-1775.

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.

— Compiled by Sarah Lane



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