VERONA'S MUSIC -- 7 p.m. tomorrow: Girlush Figure, the Squints, the Quimbies, Scum vs. Scum, the Overprivileged and Dirty Bomb; 7:30 p.m. Saturday: the Established, Tweed, Bleeder Resistor and Cheerleaders of the Apocalypse. Verona's, 7779 Sudley Rd., Manassas. $5. 703-330-0123.
WASHINGTON TOHO KOTO SOCIETY -- 2 p.m. Saturday. Traditional Japanese music. Chinn Park Regional Library, 13065 Chinn Park Dr., Prince William. Free. 703-792-4800 or 703-792-4876 (TTY).
SPOTLIGHT ON ROCK -- 6 p.m. Sunday: One Self, In the Dark, Lift Handle, Wild Bill, Promythium, Reflux, No Longer Mortal; 8 p.m. Wednesday: One Slack Mind. Spotlight, 13678 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Woodbridge. Sunday, $7; Wednesday, $10. 703-494-9349 or www.spotlightlounge.com.
PATRICIA PARKER -- 10 a.m. Tuesday. A performance and lecture on American women composers presented by the Woodbridge Music Club. St. Paul Methodist Church, 1400 G. St., Woodbridge. Free. 703-491-5790.
FESTIVAL OF TREES -- 6-11 p.m. A black tie/costume optional dinner-dance with a Roaring Twenties theme features live big band music by the St. Thom Cats and an auction. Proceeds benefit Transitional Housing BARN. Heritage Hunt Golf and Country Club, 6901 Arthur Hills Dr., Gainesville. $85 per person; $160 per couple. 703-392-3915 Ext. 11 or email@example.com.
NANCY HERSCH INGRAM -- 10 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays and 1-5 p.m. Saturdays, Monday-Jan. 25. Paintings and prints by the contemporary artist. Caton Merchant Family Gallery, 9415 Battle St., Manassas. Free. 703-330-2787.
ERNST AND BISHOP -- 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. weekdays and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. weekends, through Dec. 2. "Magic Woods" features photographs by David Ernst and turned wood by Steve Bishop. Artists' Undertaking Gallery, 309 Mill St., Occoquan. Free. 703-494-0584.
VIRGINIA HERITAGE -- library hours, through Nov. 30. Virginia landscapes and historical scenes by members of the Prince William Art Society are displayed at Bull Run Regional Library, 8051 Ashton Ave., Manassas. Free. 703-792-4500 or 703-792-4524 (TTY).
TAYLOR SINE -- 8:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays and 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Fridays, through Nov. 25. Paintings and drawings by a former student in the advanced studio art classes. Colgan Hall, First Floor exhibit space, Northern Virginia Community College, 6901 Sudley Rd., Manassas. Free. 703-257-6532 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
FREEDOM MUSEUM -- 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, noon-4 p.m. Sundays. The museum chronicles U.S. military history in the 20th century through pictures, memorabilia, interactive displays and a collection of military vehicles. Manassas Regional Airport, 10400 Terminal Rd., Manassas. Free. 703-393-0660 or 877-393-0660.
MANASSAS MUSEUM -- 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays. Two videos, "A Place of Passages" and "A Community at War," accompany the museum's permanent collection of Native American, Colonial, railroad, Civil War and local-history artifacts. 9101 Prince William St., Old Town Manassas. $3; seniors and children 6-17, $2; children 5 and younger, free. 703-368-1873.
BUG BOX -- 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays. This insect zoo displays up to 35 live species at any given time. There are hundreds of specimens (dead bugs) lining the hallways, an exhibit on household pests such as termites and ants, live snakes, lizards and a frog pond. Children get an information packet, an insect ring and a puzzle with admission. Bug Box, 12505 Dillingham Sq., Woodbridge. Adults, free; children 2-14, $2. 703-551-0071.
ONCE UPON A THURSDAY -- 10:30 a.m. today. Children of all ages are invited for stories, songs and finger plays. Potomac Community Library, 2201 Opitz Blvd., Woodbridge. Free. 703-494-8126 or 703-494-8129 (TTY).
SHENANIGANS -- 3:30 p.m. today. Children in kindergarten and older make mosaic clay pots. Central Community Library, 8601 Mathis Ave., Manassas. Free, but tickets are required. 703-361-8211 or 703-361-7572 (TTY).
TOTALLY TERRIFIC THURSDAYS -- 3 p.m. today. Children 6-12 can watch "One Terrific Thanksgiving" and "Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH." Potomac Community Library, 2201 Opitz Blvd., Woodbridge. Free. 703-494-8126 or 703-494-8129 (TTY).
MAGIC WINDOW -- 10 a.m. Saturday. Goodlife Theatre presents "Granny's Appalachian Tales." Cramer Center, 9008 Center St., Manassas. $6. 703-792-4218.
HARRY POTTER PARTY -- 2:30-4 p.m. Saturday. Children in kindergarten and older may attend in costume for a party based on "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets." Central Community Library, 8601 Mathis Ave., Manassas. Free; tickets required. 703-361-8211 or 703-361-7572 (TTY).
Lectures and Literature
TEEN WRITERS -- 7 p.m. next Thursday. Aspiring teen writers and poets can share their work at the Teen Writers Group. Chinn Park Regional Library, 13065 Chinn Park Dr., Prince William. Free. 703-792-4800 or 703-792-4876 (TTY).
"THE CHANEYSVILLE INCIDENT" -- 7 p.m. next Thursday. The African-American Book Discussion Group reads David Bradley's book. Potomac Community Library, 2201 Opitz Blvd., Woodbridge. Free. 703-494-8126 or 703-494-8129 (TTY).
"THE MOTE IN GOD'S EYE" -- 2:30 p.m. Nov. 16. Discuss Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle's science fiction novel. Central Community Library, 8601 Mathis Ave., Manassas. Free, but tickets are required. 703-361-8211 or 703-361-7572 (TTY).
"THE MAKIOKA SISTERS" -- 7 p.m. Nov. 19. Participate in the library's month-long celebration of Japanese culture by reading Junichiro Tanizaki's book. Chinn Park Regional Library, 13065 Chinn Park Dr., Prince William. Free. 703-792-4800 or 703-792-4876 (TTY).
MYSTERY BOOK CLUB -- 7 p.m. Nov. 21. Discuss "Dying to Get Published" by Judy Fitzwater with the Third Thursday Thrillers. Potomac Community Library, 2201 Opitz Blvd., Woodbridge. Free. 703-494-8126 or 703-494-8129 (TTY).
FRIDAY FLICKS -- 10:30 a.m. Friday. "Tales From Japan," for children 3-7. Chinn Park Regional Library, 13065 Chinn Park Dr., Prince William. Free. 703-792-4800.
Sports and Recreation
URBAN FISHING -- 7:30 a.m.-dusk daily. Fish for bass, bluegill, crappie, catfish and trout. Bring your Virginia freshwater fishing license (people 16 and older). Locust Shade Park, 4701 Locust Shade Dr., Triangle. Free. 703-221-8579.
PRINCE WILLIAM FOREST PARK -- dawn-dusk daily (park), 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. daily (visitor's center). The center's eclectic exhibit features displays on spy training during World War II, the Civilian Conservation Corps, cemeteries on park property, pyrite mines, bird calls and a "touching table." Videos are available on topics such as beavers and owls. Orienteering and nature hikes can be arranged for groups. Prince William Forest Park, Interstate 95 Exit 150B, Triangle. Free. 703-221-7181.
"ANNIE JR." -- 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, through Nov. 17. This version of the musical about an orphan girl during the Depression includes several Prince William students in the cast. Presented by the Young People's Theatre. Nannie J. Lee Memorial Recreation Center, 1108 Jefferson St., Alexandria. $10; in advance, $8. 703-717-0170 or www.youngpeoplestheatre.net.
"DAMN YANKEES" -- 8 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays; 8:30 p.m. Saturdays and 7:30 p.m. Sundays, through Dec. 31. A musical fantasy about the year the Washington Senators won the pennant; a buffet dinner precedes the show. Lazy Susan Dinner Theatre, Route 1 off Interstate 95, Woodbridge. Saturdays, $34.95; other days, $32.95; children 10 and younger, $17. 703-550-7384, 703-494-6311 or www.lazysusan.com.
FAMILY CRAFT PROGRAMS -- 7 p.m. today. Learn how to make a Japanese yakko kite. Chinn Park Regional Library, 13065 Chinn Park Dr., Prince William. Free; tickets required. 703-792-4800 or 703-792-4876 (TTY).
HAM AND OYSTER DINNER -- 5-8 p.m. Saturday. The Canaan Heirs sing gospel music at a ham and oyster dinner, which includes side dishes, dessert and drinks. St. Mark's United Methodist Church, 7803 Well St., Manassas. $13; seniors, $12; children, $4-$6. In advance, $11; seniors, $10; children, $3-$5. 703-368-5790.
IKEBANA -- 7 p.m. Tuesday. Florist Carol Kalbfleisch of A Floral Affair demonstrates the art of Japanese flower arrangement. Chinn Park Regional Library, 13065 Chinn Park Dr., Prince William. Free. 703-792-4800 or 703-792-4876 (TTY).
LIBRARY OPEN HOUSE -- 7 p.m. Tuesday. Chamber music will be provided by the Osbourn Park High School Orchestra. Bull Run Regional Library, 8051 Ashton Ave., Manassas. Free. 703-792-4500 or 703-792-4524 (TTY).
MARINE TOURS -- 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, noon-5 p.m. Sundays. Take a self-guided tour through 1920s hangars and relive a century of the Marine Corps air ground team's activity. Marine Corps Air Ground Museum, 2014 Anderson Ave., Quantico. Free. 703-784-2606.
PURE MAGIC 2002 -- 8-10 p.m. Nov. 16. Top magicians of the region perform magic to benefit Serve, a nonprofit organization. Cramer Center, 9008 Center St., Manassas. $12; students and children, $8. 703-335-5898, www.foolishproductions.com or email@example.com.
-- Compiled by Carrie Donovan
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