Sunday, Nov. 4

“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.

“Dancing in the Wings,” in a ballet-theme play, directed and choreographed by Debbie Allen, a girl named Sassy dreams of becoming a star ballerina. 3 p.m. Sundays, through Nov. 18, Hylton Performing Arts Center, 10960 George Mason Cir., Manassas. $15 in advance, $17 at the door; $10 in advance/$12 at the door for students and seniors. 703-993-7759.

Monday, Nov. 5

“In Retrospect,” works by Cedric Baker. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 1-5 p.m. Saturdays, through Dec. 13. Artist reception: 6-8 p.m. Friday, Center for the Arts, Caton Merchant Family Art Gallery, 9419 Battle St., Manassas. 703-330-2787 or

Lake Jackson Mid County Lions Club meeting, 6:30 p.m., Hibachi Buffet and Sushi, 8121 Sudley Rd., Manassas. 703-791-5227.

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 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. 6

“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 Dec. 3, Artists’ Undertaking, 309 Mill St., Occoquan. 703-494-0584.

“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 Dec. 2, Loft Gallery, 313 Mill St., Occoquan. 703-490-1117.

Prince William Purlers Knitting Guild, 7-9 p.m., Manassas Baptist Church, Java Rock Cafe, 8730 Sudley Rd., Manassas. 703-791-6175.

Wednesday, Nov. 7

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.

Retirement living lunch and learn, seniors learn about living in a continuing care retirement community. 11:30 a.m., Westminster at Lake Ridge, 12191 Clipper Dr., Lake Ridge. Free, reservations required. 703-496-3440.

Habitat for Humanity orientation, learn how Habitat for Humanity selects families to participate in its house-ownership program and how to apply. 2-3:30 p.m., Habitat for Humanity ReStore, Development Services Building, 9506 Center St., Manassas. Reservations required. 703-369-6708.

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

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.

Thursday, Nov. 8

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 present 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.

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 and notecards for sale to benefit the group’s scholarship awards 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 veterans, 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 for the new education wing and fellowship hall. 11:30 a.m., Church of Christ, 13130 Hillendale Dr., Woodbridge. 703-590-1790.

— Compiled by Sarah Lane