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Traffic congestion got you down?

As Prince William County’s population keeps expanding, the complaints about traffic are getting louder and more frequent. But what can anyone do about it?

Find out what you can do by attending the Prince William County-Greater Manassas Chamber of Commerce’s three-part series of informal discussions, “Traffic Talk” which will explore local, regional and statewide transportation issues.

The first session will take place Jan. 10 from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the chamber’s conference room.

It will provide an overview of transportation plans for the region, as well as related topics such as security and air quality.

All discussions will be headed up by Bob Chase, president of the Northern Virginia Transportation Alliance.

Those interested in attending should call Shannon Miller at (703) 368-6600.

The Loy E. Harris Pavilion in Old Town Manassas is now open for ice skating. Through March 28, the pavilion will be open from 2 to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, from noon to 10 p.m. on Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. on Sundays.

Cost is $7 for skaters 10 and up and $5 for children under 10. Skate rental costs an addition $3.

The Prince William Park Authority sponsors a Kids-Night-Out program once a month at the Chinn Aquatic and Fitness Center for children in grades one through five.

From 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., the children can enjoy pizza, crafts, games, popcorn and a Disney movie. The cost is $10 per child and a program is planned for tonight. For details, call (703) 730-1051.

Visitors to the Manassas Museum, 9101 Prince William St., Manassas, can take a step back in time as Dressing Up Manassas is the upcoming exhibit at the museum. Running through Jan. 2, the exhibit features antique and vintage clothing from the 1850s to 1950s. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and admission is $3.

… And take in the unique Christmas decorations.

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