ICE CREAM SOCIAL -- 3-4:30 p.m. Sunday. With music by the Prince William Community Band. Loy E. Harris Pavilion, West and Center streets, Old Town Manassas. Free. 703-361-9800 or www.harrispavilion.com.
"BEACH TRIPS" -- 11 am.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday, through Aug. 1. Capture the feeling of summer at the shore with watercolor paintings by Jane Andrle Gillette. Loft Gallery, 313 Mill St., Occoquan. Free. 703-490-1117 or www.loftgallery.org.
INSPIRED BY NATURE -- 11 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, Tuesday through Aug. 1. Photography and pottery share the spotlight this month in "Trees, Trunks, Branches and Leaves," a display of work by local photographer David Ernst and potter David Cowdrill. Artists' Undertaking Gallery, 309 Mill St., Occoquan. Free. 703-494-0584.
"SMALL WONDERS VIII" -- 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Wednesday through Aug. 3. Paintings and other two- and three-dimensional artwork by artists from the Prince William Art Society will be on display. Many of the pieces will be available for purchase. Chinn Park Regional Library, 13065 Chinn Park Dr., Woodbridge. Free. 703-590-3144 or pwcweb.com/artsociety.
"INTRINSIC AESTHETICS" -- 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 1-5 p.m. Saturday, through July 23. Six regional art associations will display artworks, which include photographs, watercolors, acrylics and oils, in this juried exhibit. Member artists from the associations will bring their best works. Center for the Arts, Caton Merchant Family Gallery, 9419 Battle St., Manassas. Free. 703-330-2787.
NEW ART -- 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday-Sunday, through July. Four new artists display their works -- watercolors and oils by Margaret Brown and Darlene Kaplan and photographs by Glenn Miller and Elizabeth Linares. Ste. Felix Galerie, 312-A Poplar Alley, Occoquan. Free. 703-490-4477.
"WORD ART" -- 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.
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 youths 6-17, $2; 5 and younger, free. 703-368-1873.
FRIDAY FLICKS -- 10:30 a.m. tomorrow. Movies based on books for ages 3-7. Chinn Park Regional Library, 13065 Chinn Park Dr., Woodbridge. Free. 703-792-4800.
FABULOUS FILMS OF '54 -- 8 p.m. tomorrow. Bring a picnic dinner and blankets and enjoy a viewing of "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea." On the lawn of the Manassas Museum, 9101 Prince William St., Manassas. Free. 703-368-1873.
LUNCH AT THE PAVILION -- 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Wednesdays through next month. Bring a bag lunch or purchase a box lunch from area restaurants and take in 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 tunnels. Also, a hayride and a Jack Russell terrier race. Bring a lunch and have a 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. today and Friday, 8:30 p.m. Saturday and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers" is a stage adaptation of a popular MGM musical. When the oldest 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, 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.
SUMMERSOUNDS CONCERT -- 6:30 p.m. July 17. Helaine Fontaine and the All Stars perform music from the '30s through the '60s, including Latin favorites, swing and early rock and roll. On the lawn of the Manassas Museum, 9101 Prince William St., Manassas. Free. 703-330-2787.
MOVIES UNDER THE STARS -- 8:30 p.m., July 16. Chinn Aquatics and Fitness Center Pavilion, 13025 Chinn Park Dr., Woodbridge. Free. 703-730-1051.
-- Compiled by CAMILLE ROSS
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