ICE CREAM SOCIAL -- 3-4:30 p.m. Sunday, with music by the Bull Run Troubadours. Loy E. Harris Pavilion, West and Center streets, Old Town Manassas. Free. 703-361-9800 or www.harrispavilion.com.
"BEACH TRIPS" -- 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday, through Aug. 1. The feeling of summer at the shore is captured in 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 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. 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. today and tomorrow. Six regional art associations will display artworks, including photographs, watercolors, acrylics and oils, in this juried exhibition. 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 children 3-7. Chinn Park Regional Library, 13065 Chinn Park Dr., Woodbridge. Free. 703-792-4800.
"THE SPITFIRE GRILL" -- 8 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 8:30 p.m. Saturday and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Wednesday through Oct. 31. A musical about a young woman with a past who tries to change her future in a small town. 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.
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 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.
SUMMERSOUNDS CONCERT-6:30 p.m. July 31. Miguel Botafogo performs Argentinean blues music on the guitar and Bruce Ewan plays the blues on the harmonica in an open-air concert on the lawn of the Manassas Museum, 9101 Prince William St., Manassas. Free. 703-330-2787.
NATIONAL NIGHT OUT -- 5-8 p.m. Aug. 3. Annual event sponsored by the Prince William County Police Department and the Prince William Crime Prevention Council, with activities for the entire family. The events will take place at Hedges Run Executive Park in Lake Ridge, Manassas Mall, Ferlazzo Government Building and Potomac Mills Mall in Woodbridge and Virginia Gateway Shopping Center in Gainesville. Free. 703-792-7270.
-- Compiled by CAMILLE ROSS
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