MUSIC AND DANCING -- 7 p.m. Saturday. The St. Thom Cats Band performs swing music for listening and dancing. Food and refreshments available. Loy E. Harris Pavilion, West and Center streets, Old Town Manassas. Free. 703-361-9800 or www.harrispavilion.com.
ICE CREAM SOCIAL -- 3-4:30 p.m. Sunday, with music by the Fairwinds Quartet. Loy E. Harris Pavilion, West and Center streets, Old Town Manassas. Free. 703-361-9800 or www.harrispavilion.com.
"A TOUCH OF COLOR" -- 11 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, Tuesday through Sept. 6. Shirley Hales shows her love of the outdoors in her watercolors, and the husband-and-wife team of Jack and Bette Conley creates a display of stained-glass works. Artists' Undertaking Gallery, 309 Mill St., Occoquan. Free. 703-494-0584.
"UNDER BLUE" -- 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 1-5 p.m. Saturday, through Sept. 8. Two artists show oil and acrylic paintings. Chuck Glover uses cultural icons, and Charles Leake takes his cues from bucolic country living. Center for the Arts, Caton Merchant Family Gallery, 9419 Battle St., Manassas. Free. 703-330-2787.
"LETTERS HOME RFD" -- 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday, through Sept. 6. Inspired by letters sent from faraway places, Denise Shamoun Phalan's exhibit displays miniature paintings on the backs of envelopes, which are mounted between glass with a portion of the letters protruding from the open edge. Loft Gallery, 313 Mill St., Occoquan. Free. 703-490-1117 or www.loftgallery.org.
"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.
PUPPET SHOW -- 7:30 p.m. tonight. Steven's Puppets performs "Rumplestiltskin." Locust Shade Park, 4701 Locust Shade Dr., Triangle. $3. 703-221-8579.
DOUBLE THE FUN -- 10:30 a.m. today. C. Shells, a children's musical duo, presents songs for all ages. Chinn Park Regional Library, 13065 Chinn Park Dr., Woodbridge. Free; reservations requested. 703-792-4800.
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.
BIRDS OF PREY -- 10 a.m. today. A variety of birds will be displayed. Locust Shade Park, 4701 Locust Shade Dr., Triangle. $3. 703-221-8579.
FUN FAIR -- noon-4 p.m. Saturday. Celebrate National Gymnastics Day with exhibitions, arts and crafts, activities and refreshments. Karon Gymnastics and Kidsports, 9890 Liberia Ave., Manassas. 703-361-4966.
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 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.
MOVIES UNDER THE STARS -- 8:30 p.m. Aug. 13. Bring a blanket and picnic basket and watch "Brother Bear." Chinn Aquatics and Fitness Center Pavilion, 13025 Chinn Park Dr., Woodbridge. Free. 703-730-1051.
SUMMERSOUNDS CONCERT -- 7:30 p.m. Aug. 14. The Washington Balalaika Society Orchestra performs the music of Russia, Ukraine and Eastern Europe on traditional Russian folk instruments. On the lawn of the Manassas Museum, 9101 Prince William St., Manassas. Free. 703-330-2787.
-- Compiled by CAMILLE ROSS
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