"WORDART" -- 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, through Aug. 22. Paintings and digital transparencies combined with poetry. Artists Kyle Fisher, Zoie Craft, M.T. Gallagher and Patty Gulledge. Colgan Hall, Northern Virginia Community College, 6901 Sudley Rd., Manassas. Free. 703-257-6532.

"TEXTURES OF LIFE" -- 11 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, through June 7. Artists' Undertaking Gallery features etchings by Patricia Smith and bead woven jewelry by Carol Holmes. Smith's work is inspired by art history, and she uses a combination of intaglio printing, collage and color transfer. Holmes uses glass beads and gemstone chips to create handmade jewelry. 309 Mill St., Occoquan. Free. 703-494-0584.

"A DAY IN THE COUNTRY" -- 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday and Friday. Oil and watercolor paintings by Marcia Toepfer. Toepfer, a member of the Art League in Alexandria, paints scenes from country gardens and garden cottages to reflect the peaceful surroundings outside the Beltway. Loft Gallery, 313 Mill St., Occoquan. Free. 703-490-1117.

"MOMENTS" -- 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 1-5 pm. Saturday and Wednesday, through June 7. An exhibition by photographer Margaret Thomas, the first female staff photographer hired by The Washington Post. Thomas has been documenting the people of Prince William County through her photos since 1998. Center for the Arts, Caton Merchant Family Gallery, 9419 Battle St., Manassas. Free. 703-330-2787.

"LIFE IN A RAILROAD TOWN" -- 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday, through June 6. The Manassas Museum presents photos, uniforms, documents and a video about railroads from pre-Civil War days to the early 20th century. Visitors can learn about Morse code and send telegraphs. 9101 Prince William St., Manassas. $3. 703-368-1873.

FREEDOM MUSEUM -- 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, noon-4 p.m. Sunday. The museum chronicles U.S. military history through pictures, memorabilia, interactive displays and vehicles. Manassas Regional Airport, 10400 Terminal Rd., Manassas. Free. 703-393-0660 or 877-393-0660.

MANASSAS MUSEUM -- 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. 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., Manassas. $3; seniors and ages 6-17, $2; 5 and younger, free. 703-368-1873.

For Children

FRIDAY FLICKS -- 10:30 a.m. tomorrow. Movies based on books for children 3-7. Chinn Park Regional Library, 13065 Chinn Park Dr., Woodbridge. Free. 703-792-4800.


And Sports

LUNCH AT THE PAVILION -- 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Wednesdays through August. Bring a bag lunch or purchase a box lunch from area restaurants and enjoy live entertainment at the Loy E. Harris Pavilion. Tables and chairs are provided. West and Center streets, Old Town Manassas. Free. 703-361-9800 or www.harrispavilion.com.

OLD MINE RANCH -- 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Wild West fun: ponies, a petting farm, hiking trails, rope swings and fun tunnels. Also, a hayride and a Jack Russell terrier race. Bring a lunch and picnic in the pavilions. Old Mine Ranch, 17504 Mine Rd., Dumfries. $5. 703-441-1382.

PRINCE WILLIAM FOREST PARK -- Dawn-dusk daily (park), 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. daily (visitors center). Topics of the center's eclectic displays include spy training during World War II, the Civilian Conservation Corps, cemeteries on park property, pyrite mines, birdcalls and a touching table. Videos are available on subjects such as beavers and owls. Orienteering and nature hikes can be arranged for groups. Prince William Forest Park, Interstate 95 Exit 150-B, Triangle. Free. 703-221-7181.


MARRIAGE TIMES SEVEN -- 8 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 8:30 p.m. Saturday and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, through July 11 . "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers" is a stage adaptation of a popular MGM movie musical. When the eldest of seven brothers brings home a bride, his siblings decide they, too, need wives. They round up six women and bring them to their cabin in the woods, only to learn some much-needed lessons about life and love. Lazy Susan Dinner Theatre, Route 1, off Interstate 95, Woodbridge. Saturdays, $36.95; other days, $34.95. Children 11-15, $30; children 10 and younger, $20. 703-550-7384 or www.lazysusan.com.

Plan Ahead

"SWAN LAKE" -- 7 p.m. June 5, 5 p.m. June 6. The Manassas Dance Company performs this well-known favorite with accompaniment by the musicians of the Prince William Symphony Orchestra. Metz Middle School, 9700 Fairview Ave., Manassas. Advance tickets $18; $14 senior citizens, children; at the door $20, $16. 703-257-1811.

OCCOQUAN CRAFT SHOW -- 10 a.m.-6 p.m. June 5 and 6. Historic Occoquan hosts its annual spring arts and crafts show throughout the streets of Occoquan. Shuttle bus service from parking areas is available for $3 round-trip. 703-491-2168.

RAILWAY FESTIVAL -- 10 a.m.-4 p.m. June 5. The 10th annual Manassas Heritage Railway Festival returns to Old Town Manassas with displays, rail excursions, food and music throughout the streets of Old Town Manassas. Free. 703-361-599 or www.visitmanassas.org.

"IT'S ONLY MAKE BELIEVE" -- 7:30 p.m. June 4 and 5. Songs from a variety of shows will be performed by the Woodbridge Senior High School Choral Department during its annual spring concert. Woodbridge Senior High School, 3001 Old Bridge Rd., Woodbridge. $5. 703-497-8014.

-- Compiled by CAMILLE ROSS

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