Dancing ENGLISH COUNTRY DANCING -- 7-8:30 p.m. Thursdays. No partner necessary; instruction provided. Ben Lomond Manor House, 10311 Sudley Manor Dr., Manassas. Free. 703-792-4218.

Exhibitions "A MERRY ARTFUL HOLIDAY" -- 11 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, starting Monday through Jan. 6. A show by 14 Northern Virginia artists features watercolors, pastels, pencil drawings, nontraditional photography, art quilts, glass, stoneware, porcelain, turned wood and silver jewelry. Artists' Undertaking Gallery, 309 Mill St., Occoquan. Free. 703-494-0584.

"ART HISTORY MYSTERIES" -- 8:30 a.m.-10 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, through next Thursday. A pop culture exhibition that turns household objects into art and adapts some of art history's themes. Fourth-floor gallery, Northern Virginia Community College, 15200 Neabsco Mills Rd., Woodbridge. Free. 703-878-5797.

MANASSAS-WARRENTON CAMERA CLUB -- Club members display their photographs during store hours through Saturday at Borders Books & Music, 2904 Prince William Pkwy., Woodbridge; and through next September with new photographs every month at Jamie's General Bean, 5967 Centreville Crest Lane, Centreville. Free. 703-369-0293.

NANCY HERSCH INGRAM -- 10 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays and 1-5 p.m. Saturdays, through Jan. 25. Paintings and prints by the contemporary artist. Caton Merchant Family Gallery/Center for the Arts, 9419 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 Monday. "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 Saturday. 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).

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.

Lectures and Literature CHARLOTTE MACLEOD -- 7 p.m. Dec. 12. A discussion of the comic mysteries "Rest You Merry" and "The Family Vault." Bull Run Regional Library, 8051 Ashton Ave., Manassas. Free. 703-792-4500 or 703-792-4524 (TTY).

TEEN BOOK CLUB -- 7 p.m. Dec. 12. The monthly club brainstorms over a book review contest and shares reading recommendations. Bull Run Regional Library, 8051 Ashton Ave., Manassas. Free. 703-792-4500 or 703-792-4524 (TTY).

Sports and Recreation

URBAN FISHING -- 7:30 a.m.-dusk daily. Fish for bass, bluegill, crappie and catfish. Bring a Virginia freshwater fishing license (people 16 and older). Locust Shade Park, 4701 Locust Shade Dr., Triangle. Free. 703-221-8579.

RANGER PROGRAMS -- 9 a.m.-noon Saturday. Join a park ranger for orienteering. Prince William Forest Park, Interstate 95 Exit 150B, Triangle. Park entry, $5 a car. 703-221-7181.

Theater "DAMN YANKEES" -- 8 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays; 8:30 p.m. Saturdays and 7:30 p.m. Sundays, through Dec. 31. The 1950s 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.


SLEIGH RIDES -- 10 a.m.-5 p.m. weekends and weekdays by appointment, through March 1. Admission includes a ride in a one-horse open sleigh (no snow needed) or pony ride, hayride, snow tunnel slide hill, fun tunnels, rope swing, live Nativity scene petting farm, river hikes, hot cocoa, cookies and a bonfire. Old Mine Ranch, 17504 Mine Rd., Dumfries. $5. 703-441-1382 or www.oldmineranch.com.

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.

Plan Ahead MANASSAS TREE LIGHTING -- 6 p.m. Dec. 6. Old Town Manassas lights its tree on the lawn of the Manassas Museum, and Santa arrives by Virginia Railway Express. There will be hayrides, caroling and musical entertainment. Manassas Museum, 9101 Prince William St., Manassas. Free. 703-361-6599.

MANASSAS CHRISTMAS PARADE -- 10 a.m. Dec. 7. Manassas celebrates Christmas with floats, beauty queens, local celebrities, marching bands and Santa. The parade route begins on Mathis Street, turns onto Prescott Street and again onto Center Street. Free. 703-361-6599.

DUMFRIES CHRISTMAS PARADE -- 1 p.m. Dec. 7. The parade includes Santa, floats, local bands, scout troops and more. Town Hall, 17755 Main St., Dumfries. Free. 703-221-3400, Ext. 133.

-- Compiled by Carrie Donovan

Prince William Extra entertainment calendar lists events as space permits. Mail announcements and photos -- noting date, time, address, cost and phone number -- to Carrie Donovan, Prince William Entertainment Calendar, The Washington Post, 1150 15th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20071. You also may e-mail announcements to donovanc@washpost.com or fax them to 202-334-5417. Deadline is 14 days before publication.