Free GED practice test to be
given Saturday in Manassas

Adults who have not completed high school and are interested in obtaining a General Educational Development Certificate can take a free practice test Saturday morning at the Prince William County Adult Learning Center, 14800 Joplin Rd., Manassas.

Doors open at 8:15 a.m.; the test starts at 9. The test takes about four hours and can help determine readiness for the GED exam.

Results will be provided immediately after the practice test, and participants whose scores show readiness will qualify for free GED testing. The test usually costs $58.

Those who qualify must present a valid driver’s license, passport, military or other government-issued photo identification showing name, address, date of birth and signature to register for the GED test.

Night school registration available through Friday

Registration ends Friday for the first session of night school through the Prince William County system.

The session will be from Sept. 16 to Jan. 22. Classes are from 5 to 8:30 p.m. twice a week at C. D. Hylton High School, 14051 Spriggs Rd., Woodbridge.

Tuition is $325 per course for high school students who are county residents and $470 for nonresidents and adults 20 and younger. The tuition for the research paper tutorial course is $175.

For information, go to www.
and click on “night school.”

Free workshop on sensory processing disorder

Carol Stock Kranowitz, author of “The Out-of-Sync Child” and other books, will speak about helping children with sensory challenges from 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 1 at the Muriel Humphrey Center, 13505 Hillendale Dr., Woodbridge.

Kranowitz will talk about how sensory processing disorder affects children at home and school at a free workshop hosted by the Prince William County Office of Special Education and the Arc of Greater Prince William.

Seating is limited, and registration is required. Child care must be requested by Sept. 25.

To register or sign up for child care, contact Jan Russell at 703-670-4800, Ext. 225, or

Request a sign language or foreign language interpreter by Sept. 24 by calling 703-791-8846 or e-mailing or

— Compiled by Mari-Jane Williams