ICE CREAM SOCIAL -- 3-4:30 p.m. Sunday, with music by the First Baptist Church Men's Gospel Chorus. Loy E. Harris Pavilion, West and Center streets, Old Town Manassas. Free. 703-361-9800 or


"BEACH TRIPS" -- 11 a.m.-4 p.m. today and tomorrow, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Jane Andrle Gillette captures the feeling of summer at the shore in her watercolor paintings. Loft Gallery, 313 Mill St., Occoquan. Free. 703-490-1117 or

INSPIRED BY NATURE -- 11 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, today through Monday. Photography and pottery share the spotlight in "Trees, Trunks, Branches and Leaves," a display of work by 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, Monday and Tuesday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday; ends Tuesday. 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

NEW ART -- 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday-Sunday. 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.

For Children

MAGIC SHOW -- 10 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. today. Jerry Foster presents a magic show with a surprise in the final act. Locust Shade Park, 4701 Locust Shade Dr., Triangle. $3. 703-221-8479.

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


OUTDOOR FILM FESTIVAL -- 7 p.m. tomorrow -Sunday. "Raiders of the Lost Ark," "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" and "The Wizard of Oz." Signal Hill Park, 9300 Signal View Dr., Manassas. Free; food and beverages from local restaurants available for purchase. 703-568-8806.

MOVIES UNDER THE STARS -- 8:30 p.m. tomorrow. Bring a blanket and picnic basket and watch "The Fox and the Hound." Chinn Aquatics and Fitness Center Pavilion, 13025 Chinn Park Dr., Woodbridge. Free. 703-730-1051.


"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


NATIONAL NIGHT OUT -- 5-8 p.m. Tuesday. Activities for the entire family at this annual event, sponsored by the Prince William County Police Department and the Prince William Crime Prevention Council. 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.

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

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 such subjects 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.

Plan Ahead

FABULOUS FILMS OF '54 -- 8 p.m. Aug. 6. Bring a picnic dinner and blankets and watch the popular MGM musical "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers." On the lawn of the Manassas Museum, 9101 Prince William St., Manassas. Free. 703-368-1873.

-- Compiled by CAMILLE ROSS

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