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Prince William County community calendar, Sept. 29 to Oct. 5, 2013

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

Author Andrew Carroll, will discuss his book “Here Is Where: Discovering America’s Great Forgotten History,” a travelogue. 2 p.m., Manassas Museum, 9101 Prince William St., Manassas. Free. 703-368-1873.

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.

Occoquan Fall Arts and Crafts Show, with juried local and national crafters and artisans, live entertainment and vendors. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Occoquan. 703-491-1918 or

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

Bristoe Station Battlefield guided tours, learn about two Civil War battles 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

“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.

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

Monday, Sept. 30

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

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

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.

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

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.

Medicare 101, Rosemari Walker of the Department of Aging discusses Medicare parts A, B and D, fraud and abuse. 7 p.m., Potomac Community Library, 2201 Opitz Blvd., Woodbridge. 703-494-8126.

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.

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

Thursday, Oct. 3

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.

Ship Ahoy,” World War II-era musical comedy, with Frank Sinatra and Eleanor Powell. 7 p.m., Bull Run Regional Library, 8051 Ashton Ave., Manassas. Free. 703-792-4530.

Friday, Oct. 4

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

Haunted Heights Ghost Walk, listen to ghost tales while touring the Heights area of Dumfries. The 45-minute tours begin on the half-hour and end with hot chocolate and cider by a campfire. 7-8:30 p.m., Weems-Botts Annex, 3944 Cameron St., Dumfries. $5; age 6 and younger, free. Reservations recommended. 703-221-2218.

Homebuilders couples session, small groups discuss real-life topics relating to marriage and family, based on the Homebuilders Series Bible study. 7 p.m., Lake Ridge Baptist Church, 12450 Clipper Dr., Lake Ridge. Free. 703-494-8413.

Saturday, Oct. 5

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

CASA All in Motion health and wellness event, a 10K run, 5K run/walk, one-mile fun run and exercise demonstrations. Proceeds benefit Court-Appointed Special Advocates services. 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Manassas National Battlefield Park, 6511 Sudley Rd., Manassas. 10K, $35; 5K, $30; one-mile fun run and fitness fair, $25. 703-330-8145 or

Country Fair and Auctions, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., a benefit for Youth For Tomorrow, a residential youth home and private school for at-risk teenage boys and girls. Rides, farmers market, petting zoo, a junior rodeo and more.11835 Hazel Circle Dr., Bristow. $10; children, $5. 703-368-7995 or

Fall Jubilee, the annual event features log carvings by the Chainsaw Chix, an interactive dance area, craft vendors, a pumpkin patch, children’s entertainment and activities, live music and performances. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Old Town Manassas, Center Street, Manassas. Free. 703-361-6599 or

Self-defense karate class, for adults, Kris O’Hop, a brown-belt in karate, presents a short demonstration. Attendees should wear comfortable clothes and shoes. 2 p.m., Potomac Community Library, 2201 Opitz Blvd., Woodbridge. Free, registration required. 703-494-8126.

“Fahrenheit 451,” Aquila Theatre presents the play based on the classic novel. 8 p.m., Hylton Performing Arts Center, 10960 George Mason Cir., Manassas. $28, $36, $44. 703-993-7759.

— Compiled by Sarah Lane


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