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Prince William County community calendar, Sept. 26 to Oct. 2, 2013

Thursday, Sept. 26

Manassas farmers market, 7:30 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). 4-7 p.m. Tuesdays, Parking Lot F, Prince William and Main Streets. 703-361-6599 or

“Two Visions,” sculptures by Francesca Di Lorenzo and paintings by Denise Shamoun Phalan. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays and noon-5 p.m. Sundays, through Oct. 6, 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.

Gainesville farmers market, 2-6 p.m. Thursdays, Marque at Heritage Hunt, 13550 Heathcote Blvd., Gainesville. 703-754-7711.

Fall for the Book, cookbook authors and food writers, including Washington Post Food editor Joe Yonan, author of “Eat Your Vegetables: Bold Recipes for the Single Cook,” participate in a panel, cooking demonstrations and tastings; book sales and signings. 6-9 p.m., Hylton Performing Arts Center, 10960 George Mason Cir., Manassas. Free.

“Melody Parade,” free screening of the 1943 movie musical. 7 p.m., Bull Run Regional Library, 8051 Ashton Ave., Manassas. 703-792-4530.

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.

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; 5 and younger, free. 571-572-9410 or

Movie Night on the Lawn,Iron Man 3,” with Robert Downey Jr. and Gwyneth Paltrow. 8 p.m., Northern Virginia Community College, Mary Louise Jackson Amphitheater, 6901 Sudley Rd., Manassas. $2; NVCC students, faculty and staff, free. 703-530-3029.

Friday, Sept. 27

Manassas Park farmers market, 3-7 p.m. Fridays, Manassas Park City Hall, 1 Park Center Ct. 703-335-8800.

Saturday, Sept. 28

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

Friends of Feral Cats fundraiser, the nonprofit organization will sell baked goods and collect donations of cat food. 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Giant Food, 10100 Dumfries Rd., Manassas. 703-369-0888.

Ruckus D.C., an obstacle course 5K and mini Ruckus run through the fairgrounds. Registration, 8 a.m. 9 a.m., Prince William County Fairgrounds, 10624 Dumfries Rd., Manassas. 5K, $60; mini Ruckus, $20. 703-368-0173 or

Occoquan Fall Arts and Crafts Show, featuring juried local and national crafters and artisans, live entertainment and vendors. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Occoquan Town Hall, 314 Mill St. Free. 703-491-1918 or

Farm Tour, learn about farm life during the mid-1800s, help make apple butter, play historic games. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, noon-4 p.m. Sunday, Brentsville Courthouse Historic Centre, 12229 Bristow Rd., Bristow. Free. 703-365-7895.

Ben Lomond Heritage and Farming Festival, a Civil War encampment and living history demonstrations. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Ben Lomond Historic Site, 10321 Sudley Manor Dr., Manassas. Free. 703-367-7872.

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

Bands, Brews and Barbecue Festival, bring a blanket to picnic on lawn. Noon-7 p.m., Manassas Museum, 9101 Prince William St., Manassas. Free; tickets sold for beer sampling. 703-361-6599 or

Children’s multicultural book club, for age 3 and older with a parent or guardian. 1-2:30 p.m., Chinn Park Regional Library, 13065 Chinn Park Dr., Woodbridge. 703-792-4800.

Sunday, Sept. 29

Manassas Latino Festival, with live music, folkloric dancing performances, arts and crafts, food vendors and children’s activities. Noon-5:30 p.m., Loy E. Harris Pavilion, 9201 Center St., Manassas. Free. 703-361-9800 or

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,

Bingo, proceeds support veterans. 2 p.m. Sundays, 7:15 p.m. Mondays, Woodbridge American Legion, 3640 Friendly Post Lane, Woodbridge. $10 minimum. 703-494-4304.

Tuesday, Oct. 1

Matinee Idylls, a buffet lunch followed by a performance by pianist Thomas Pandolfi. 12:30 p.m., Hylton Performing Arts Center, 10960 George Mason Cir., Manassas. $43; concert only, $20. 703-993-7759.

Wednesday, Oct. 2

Candidates forum, dinner, followed by a debate of the candidates for the 31st and 51st districts of the Virginia House of Delegates, sponsored by the Prince William Committee of 100. 6 p.m., Westminster at Lake Ridge, 12191 Clipper Dr., Lake Ridge. $30; members, $25. 703-496-3400 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.

Job search network group, 6-7:30 p.m., House of Mercy, 8170 Flannery Ct., Manassas. 703-659-1636.

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

— Compiled by Sarah Lane



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