Exhibitions "COLOR AND CANINES" -- 11 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, through March 3. Pastel dog portraits by Kathy Waltermire; fused glass, sculpture and jewelry by David Barnes. Artists' Undertaking Gallery, 309 Mill St., Occoquan. Free. 703-494-0584.

"MYTH AND MIRAGE" -- 10 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays, 1-5 p.m. Saturdays, through March 3. Avel de Knight creates contemplative figures in mixed media. The works by the New Yorker of Caribbean descent are on loan from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Center for the Arts, Caton Merchant Family Gallery, 9419 Battle St., Manassas. Free. 703-330-2787.

PRINTS -- 8:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays and 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Fridays, through Feb. 24. George H. Smith, an assistant professor of art and art education at the University of the District of Columbia, creates his prints from linoleum and wood plates. Colgan Theater (lecture) and Colgan Hall First Floor exhibition space, Northern Virginia Community College, 6901 Sudley Rd., Manassas. Free. 703-257-6532.

"NATURAL WONDERS" -- 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays, through March 1. In Ste. Felix Galerie's latest exhibition, 20 artists pay homage to nature with oils, acrylics, watercolors, pastels, pen and ink drawings, photographs, stained glass, fiber art, hand-blown glass and pottery. Several pieces contain Celtic designs. Ste. Felix Galerie, 312-A Poplar Alley, Occoquan. Free. 703-670-2674.

MANASSAS-WARRENTON CAMERA CLUB -- 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays, through April 5. A photography exhibition on the Liberia Plantation. Manassas Museum, 9101 Prince William St., Manassas. Free. 540-439-0566. Club members also 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 exhibition 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 BOOK BABBLE -- 7 p.m. today. Children in grades 4-6 share their favorite books. Chinn Park Regional Library, 13065 Chinn Park Dr., Prince William. Free. 703-792-4800 or 703-792-4876 (TTY).

TEEN BOOK CLUB -- 7 p.m. today. Students in grades 6-12 share recommendations with other teenagers. Bull Run Regional Library, 8051 Ashton Ave., Manassas. Free. 703-792-4500 or 703-792-4524 (TTY).

ONCE UPON A THURSDAY -- 10:30 a.m. today. A program, "Little Hearts," 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 life-size valentine. Potomac Community Library, 2201 Opitz Blvd., Woodbridge. Free. 703-494-8126 or 703-494-8129 (TTY).

HODGEPODGE -- 4 p.m. today. "Hearts, Hearts, Hearts," for children in grades K-5. Bull Run Regional Library, 8051 Ashton Ave., Manassas. Free. 703-792-4500 or 703-792-4524 (TTY).

SHENANIGANS -- 3:30-4:45 p.m. today. Children of kindergarten age and older make a traditional Scandinavian woven heart. Central Community Library, 8601 Mathis Ave., Manassas. Free, but tickets required. 703-361-8211 or 703-361-7572 (TTY).

Lectures and Literature MYSTERY BOOK CLUB -- 7 p.m. today. "Hotel Paradise," by Martha Grimes. Bull Run Regional Library, 8051 Ashton Ave., Manassas. Free. 703-792-4500 or 703-792-4524 (TTY).

SCIENCE FICTION BOOK CLUB -- 2:30 p.m. Saturday. "The Stars My Destination," by Alfred Bester. Central Community Library, 8601 Mathis Ave., Manassas. Free. 703-361-8211 or 703-361-7572 (TTY).

THIRD THURSDAY THRILLERS -- 7 p.m. next Thursday. "Fourth Procedure," by Sidney Pottinger. Potomac Community Library, 2201 Opitz Blvd., Woodbridge. Free. 703-494-8126 or 703-494-8129 (TTY).

Film KIDFLICKS -- 10:30 a.m. Friday. "Flossie and the Fox," "Doctor DeSoto" and "Rosie's Walk," films based on children's books. Bull Run Regional Library, 8051 Ashton Ave., Manassas. Free; tickets required. 703-792-4500 or 703-792-4524 (TTY).

FRIDAY FLICKS -- 10:30 a.m. Friday. "To You With Love," 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.


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.


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, river hikes, hot cocoa, cookies and a bonfire. Old Mine Ranch, 17504 Mine Rd., Dumfries. $5. 703-441-1382 or www.oldmineranch.com.

Plan Ahead

CAPITOL STEPS -- 4:30 p.m. Feb. 23. The political satire troupe presents a musical. Stonewall Jackson Senior High School, 8860 Rixlew Lane, Manassas. $25 in advance; $30 at the door. 703-335-5523.

CALL FOR ENTRIES -- The Prince William Art Society seeks entries for its May 31 Fine Art and Craft Show. Cash awards and ribbons will be presented to winners. Entry forms are available by calling 703-878-2246 or 703-670-9437.

-- 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.