Exhibitions BENDER AND MCEVER -- 11 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, through Feb. 3. "Between Earth and Sky" is an exhibition of plant photograms by Jan Bender, and sculpture, stoneware and fountains by Meredith McEver. Bender's photograms are created with paper coated in a silver-based, light-sensitive emulsion called Liquid Light. Plants placed on the paper leave a negative shadow on the paper. McEver includes nature in her pottery, too, using earth-tone glazes, brook-like fountains and natural shapes. Artists' Undertaking Gallery, 309 Mill St., Occoquan. Free. 703-494-0584.

NVCC HOLIDAY SHOW -- business hours, through Jan. 17. Students at the Manassas campus of Northern Virginia Community College display their recent drawings and paintings at Manassas City Hall, 9027 Center St., Manassas. Free. 703-257-6532.

NVCC STUDENT WORKS -- 8:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays and 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Fridays, through Jan. 19. Paintings and drawings by students. Colgan Hall Exhibit Space, Northern Virginia Community College, 6901 Sudley Rd., Manassas. Free. 703-257-6532.

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.

MANASSAS-WARRENTON CAMERA CLUB -- Club members display their photographs during store hours through September, with new works every month, at Jamie's General Bean, 5967 Centreville Crest Lane, Centreville. Free. 703-369-0293.

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.

For Children

FAMILY CRAFT PROGRAM -- 7 p.m. today. Make snowflake door hangers. Chinn Park Regional Library, 13065 Chinn Park Dr., Prince William. Free; tickets required. 703-792-4800 or 703-792-4876 (TTY).

ONCE UPON A THURSDAY -- 10:30 a.m. today. Activities for children of all ages. Potomac Community Library, 2201 Opitz Blvd., Woodbridge. Free. 703-494-8126 or 703-494-8129 (TTY).

TOTALLY TERRIFIC THURSDAYS -- 3 p.m. today. Children 6-12 make a fuzzy snowman. Potomac Community Library, 2201 Opitz Blvd., Woodbridge. Free. 703-494-8126 or 703-494-8129 (TTY).

MAGIC WINDOW -- 10 a.m. Saturday. "Bingo and Buddies Clowns." Cramer Center, 9008 Center St., Manassas. $6. 703-792-4218.

FAMILY LITERACY NIGHT -- 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. A storytelling presentation, library orientation and tour for families with Head Start students at Triangle Elementary and Dumfries Elementary schools. Potomac Community Library, 2201 Opitz Blvd., Woodbridge. Free. 703-494-8126 or 703-494-8129 (TTY).

SHENANIGANS -- 3:30-4:45 p.m. next Thursday. Make polar bear crafts. Registration required. Central Community Library, 8601 Mathis Ave., Manassas. Free. 703-361-8211 or 703-361-7572 (TTY).

BOOK BAG -- 4 p.m. next Thursday and Jan. 30. Students in grades four and higher share books they are reading and learn about new books at the library. Bull Run Regional Library, 8051 Ashton Ave., Manassas. Free. 703-792-4500 or 703-792-4524 (TTY).

Lectures and Literature "THE LIVING BLOOD" -- 7 p.m. today. The African American book group discusses the bookby Tanarive Due. Potomac Community Library, 2201 Opitz Blvd., Woodbridge. Free. 703-494-8126 or 703-494-8129 (TTY).

TEEN BOOK CLUB -- 7 p.m. next Thursday. Students in grades 6-12 share their favorite books. Bull Run Regional Library, 8051 Ashton Ave., Manassas. Free. 703-792-4500 or 703-792-4524 (TTY).

"ADVENTURES OF THE STAINLESS STEEL RAT" -- 2:30 p.m. Jan. 18. Discuss Harry Harrison's novel with the adult science fiction book discussion group. Central Community Library, 8601 Mathis Ave., Manassas. Free. 703-361-8211 or 703-361-7572 (TTY).

Film

FRIDAY FLICKS -- 10:30 a.m. Friday. "Animal Adventures," for children 3-7. Chinn Park Regional Library, 13065 Chinn Park Dr., Prince William. Free. 703-792-4800.

Sports and Recreation

PRINCE WILLIAM FOREST PARK -- dawn-dusk daily (park), 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. daily (visitor's center). The center's eclectic exhibition 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.

Theater

AGATHA CHRISTIE'S "TEN LITTLE INDIANS" -- 8 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays; 8:30 p.m. Saturdays and 7:30 p.m. Sundays, through March 30. The mystery begins when 10 guests are invited to spend a week in a remote location. Someone starts killing them, one by one, choosing demises associated with an old nursery rhyme. 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.

Miscellaneous

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

"TOM SAWYER" -- 7:30 p.m. Saturdays and 3:30 p.m. Sundays, Jan. 18-26. Pied Piper Theatre presents a musical adventure based on Mark Twain's story. Woodbridge Senior High School auditorium, 3001 Old Bridge Rd., Woodbridge. $7 in advance, $8 at the door. 703-330-2787.

"LORTON AND THE D.C. PRISON SYSTEM" -- 2 p.m. Jan. 19. Mary Oakey, a local historian and author, talks about events that affected the rise of the penitentiary system. Potomac Community Library, 2201 Opitz Blvd., Woodbridge. Free. 703-494-8126 or 703-494-8129 (TTY).

"AN INSPECTOR CALLS" -- 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays, Jan. 24-Feb. 8. Prince William Little Theatre presents a mystery by J.B. Priestley. Jennie Dean Elementary School, 9601 Prince William St., Manassas. $10-$12. 703-330-7796 or www.potomacstages.com/PrinceW.htm.

-- 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.