EZEKIEL'S EYE -- 7-9:30 p.m. Saturday. The Christian rock band returns to the area. Java Rock Coffeehouse (the old Marsteller Middle School), 8800 Sudley Rd., Manassas. $8 in advance, $10 at the door. 703-361-2146 or


"TRADITIONS REVISITED" -- 11 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, through May 5. Porcelain and stoneware by local artist David Cowdrill, including a collection of vases, bottles, pitchers and other vessels fashioned on his potter's wheel. Also, Danette Bishop showcases her creations of quilts made with contemporary fabrics and metallic or rayon threads. Artists' Undertaking Gallery, 309 Mill St., Occoquan. Free. 703-494-0584.

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 artifacts. 9101 Prince William St., Old Town Manassas. $3; seniors and children 6-17, $2; 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.

"CANDY FACTORY FIRST" -- 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 1-5 p.m. Saturdays, through April 19. A juried art show featuring a variety of mediums, including etchings, collages, graphite and photography, created by local artists. Center for the Arts, Caton Merchant Family Gallery, 9419 Battle St., Manassas. Free. 703-330-2787.

CHINESE BRUSH PAINTINGS -- 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays, through May 15. The Ste. Felix Galerie will display Chinese brush paintings by Hsi-Mei Yates. The artist, who teaches Oriental watercolor in Fredericksburg, has worked for the China Art Co., which is renowned for fine hand-painted ceramics. Ste. Felix Galerie, 312-A Poplar Alley, Occoquan. Free. 703-490-4477 or

For Children

INTERACT STORY THEATRE -- 2 p.m. Saturday. "Shirt of Happiness," a play with audience participation. Chinn Park Regional Library, 13065 Chinn Park Dr., Woodbridge. Free. 703-792-4800.

TEDDY BEAR PICNIC -- 10:30 a.m. today. Corduroy Bear hosts a picnic for children 2-5 and their families. Central Community Library, 8601 Mathis Ave., Manassas. Free. 703-361-8211 or 703-361-7572 (TTY).

PUPPET SHOW -- 3 p.m. Sunday. Performed by Kaydee Puppets. Potomac Community Library, 2201 Opitz Blvd., Woodbridge. Free. 703-494-8126 or 703-494-8128 (TTY).

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


FRIDAY FLICKS -- 10:30 a.m. Friday. "April Showers," for children 2-6. 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 displays include 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.


"DAMN YANKEES" -- 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The rollicking musical comedy about the year the Washington Senators won the pennant. Seton High School, JPII Center, 9314 Maple St., Manassas. $7 per person; $40 per family. 703-368-3220.


MODEL RAILROAD CLINICS -- 11 a.m. Saturday. Learn about basic model railroad electronics; hosted by the Prince William Model Railroad Club. Rip Track Train Store, 2885 PS Business Ctr., Woodbridge. Free. 703-878-0692 or 703-590-6901.

CD RELEASE PARTY -- 8 p.m. Friday. Join local musician Johnny Yankoviak as he celebrates the release of his new CD, "Let It Flow." Yankoviak, who released his debut album in 1990, has performed on television and recorded numerous jingles for local radio stations. Borders Books & Music, 11270 Bulloch Dr., Manassas. Free. 703-368-9824 or

OPEN AUDITIONS -- 1:30-3:30 p.m. Saturday. The Prince William Little Theatre will hold open auditions for entries in the 2003 NVTA One-Act Play Festival this June in Reston. Manassas Church of the Brethren, 10047 Nokesville Rd., Manassas. 703-590-7178 or

Plan Ahead

GARDEN TOUR -- noon-5 p.m. April 27. Take a tour of three Manassas private wildflower gardens. The Prince William Wildflower Society sponsors this annual spring event, featuring plants native to Virginia and refreshments at one of the gardens. Many of the plants from the gardens will be available at the society's wildflower plant sale in May. Free. For a detailed brochure and directions to the gardens, call 703-368-2898 or e-mail

-- Compiled by Camille Ross

Prince William Extra entertainment calendar lists events as space permits. Mail announcements and photos-noting date, time, address, cost and phone number-to Camille Ross, Prince William Entertainment Calendar, The Washington Post, 9420 Battle Street, Manassas, Va., 20110. You also may e-mail announcements to or fax them to 703-392-1406. Deadline is 14 days before publication.