Ceremony today will honor officer killed 40 years ago

A ceremony will honor police Officer Paul T. “Pete” White Jr., who died in the line of duty 40 years ago.

The service will begin at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Prince William County Western District Police Station, 8900 Freedom Center Blvd., Manassas. For information, call 703-792-6615.

Woodbridge winter shelter for homeless opens Friday

The Prince William County winter shelter will open at 6:30 p.m. Friday.

The shelter, at 14730 Potomac Mills Rd., Woodbridge, serves people on a first-come, first-served basis. It will remain open from 6:30 p.m. to 7 a.m. daily, through March 31.

Operated by the Department of Social Services, the shelter houses up to 48 people and provides meals, beds, showers and referrals to support services.

During the day, the department partners with the Cooperative Council of Ministries to provide a drop-in center at the shelter for the homeless. Services include mental health referrals, case management services, life skills and career training, peer counseling, employment assistance, wellness information and health-care referrals. For information, call 703-897-0199.

Annual NVCC senior holiday luncheon will be Dec. 5

The annual senior citizens holiday celebration at the Manassas campus of Northern Virginia Community College will be Dec. 5.

The event will include lunch, music and a visit from Santa Claus.

Registration for the free event will begin Nov. 11. Seniors are limited to two tickets each.

For information or to make a reservation, call 703-257-6558.

— Compiled by Sarah Lane