"SYNTHESIS AND INNOVATION" -- 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 1-5 p.m. Saturday, through Oct. 29. Joseph Henry Lonas displays works on paper; acrylics on canvas; and sculptures in bronze, stainless steel and plexiglass. Center for the Arts, Caton Merchant Family Gallery, 9419 Battle St., Manassas. Free. 703-330-2787.

PORTRAITS -- 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, through Oct. 25. Artist Julie Trader exhibits her pastel and mixed-media portraits. Colgan Hall, Northern Virginia Community College, 6901 Sudley Rd., Manassas. Free. 703-257-6532.

"FIRE AND WATER" -- 11 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, through Nov. 1. Maryland artist Bonnie Keyner's watercolor paintings, inspired by summer scenes of Alaska, are displayed with David Barnes's brightly colored art glass, which has been cut, assembled and fused to create "wearable art" such as pendants with semiprecious stones. Artists' Undertaking Gallery, 309 Mill St., Occoquan. Free. 703-494-0584.

"THINKING OUT OF THE BOX" GLASS -- 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and noon-5 p.m., through Oct. 31. Glass panels, dishware, lamps and jewelry made of stained and fused glass, displayed by Robbie Daly. Loft Gallery, 313 Mill St., Occoquan. Free. 703-490-1117 or www.loftgallery.org.

ARTIST ARRANGEMENTS -- 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday, through Oct. 31. Group show by 20 artists includes paintings, sculptures, photographs and jewelry. ArtBeat, 9407 Main St., Manassas. Free. 703-365-8558 or www.artbeatgallery.org.

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

"SNOW WHITE" -- 9:45 a.m. tomorrow. A performance by Kaydee Puppets. Ben Lomond Community Center, 10300 Sudley Rd., Manassas. $4. 703-361-7126.

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.


HAUNTED MINI-GOLF -- Halloween-themed games for the whole family using balls that glow in the dark. $5; spectators, $2. 7-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, through Oct. 23, Lake Ridge Park Golf Course, 12350 Cotton Mill Dr., Woodbridge, 703-494-5564. 7-10 p.m. Friday-Sunday, through Oct. 30, Locust Shade Park, 4701 Locust Shade Dr., Triangle, 703-221-8579.


"STEEL MAGNOLIAS" -- 8 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday. Poignant tale of six strong Southern women who gather at Truvy's Beauty Parlor in Chinquapin Parish, La., to share their joys and sorrows. The production opens the 20th season of the Prince William Little Theatre. George C. Round Elementary School, 10100 Hastings Dr., Manassas. $12, senior citizens and students, $10. 703-330-7796 or www.pwlt.org.

"ANYTHING GOES" -- 8 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 8:30 p.m. Saturday and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, through Dec. 31. This lighthearted musical comedy, with music and lyrics by Cole Porter, is vintage Broadway. Set in the 1930s, it's the story of American entertainers and gangsters who sneak onboard a ship bound for England. 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.


AUDITIONS -- 7:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday. The Prince William Little Theater is holding auditions for singing actors and actresses 16 and older for its January performance of "The Civil War." Grace United Methodist Church, 9750 Wellington Rd., Manassas. 703-330-7796 or www.pwlt.org.

GHOSTLY LOCK-IN -- 8:30 p.m.-6 a.m. Fridays, through Oct. 29. Spend the night in one of the most haunted houses in Dumfries. sponsored by Historic Dumfries to benefit the Weems-Botts Museum. At the museum, 3944 Cameron St., Dumfries. $75; registration required. 703-221-2218

OLD MINE RANCH -- 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Wild West fun includes ponies, a petting farm, hiking trails, rope swings and tunnels. Also, hayrides and a Jack Russell terrier race. Visitors can 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

SEASONAL SPIRITS -- 5-9 p.m. Oct. 23. The Manassas Museum presents this third annual fall event, the "Haunting of Liberia Plantation." Tours of the mansion are offered every 20 minutes. Meet at the Manassas Museum, 9101 Prince William St., Manassas. $15, $12 museum associates; for people 13 and older. 703-257-8264.

"STRAUSS SPECTACULAR" -- 7 p.m. Oct. 23, 5 p.m. Oct. 24. The Prince William Symphony Orchestra performs music by Johann Strauss. Grace Metz Middle School, 9700 Fairview Ave., Manassas. Advance tickets $23; $18, 62 and older, children 18 and younger; at the door $25, $20, respectively. 703-257-1811.

ART SHOW -- Noon-4 p.m. Oct. 23. This exhibition and sale, sponsored by the Prince William Art Society, will be held during the Brentsville Historic Walking Tour and Lecture. Brentsville Courthouse Historic Centre, 12239 Bristow Rd., Brentsville.

-- Compiled by CAMILLE ROSS

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