"TOO HUMAN" -- 2 p.m. Sunday. Ellen Schwarts and Roger Bruno blend a variety of musical styles in a concert sponsored by the Central Community and Bull Run Regional libraries. Central Community Library, 8601 Mathis Ave., Manassas. Free; reservations requested. 703-361-8211.


"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.

JULIE TRADER -- 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. The artists 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

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

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.


FALL WILDLIFE FESTIVAL -- 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday. Demonstrations, nature hikes, live hawks and owls, a wildlife photography seminar and other activities, sponsored by Friends of the Potomac River Refuges. Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge, end of Dawson Beach Road, Woodbridge. Free. 703-636-4115 or

HALLOWEEN SAFARI -- 7 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday. A mile-long nighttime hike through Bull Run Mountain, with a stop by a bonfire for snacks and live music. Bull Run Mountain House, 17405 Beverly Mill Dr., Broad Run. $5. Bring a flashlight and walking shoes. 703-753-2631 or

CLEANING THE OCCOQUAN -- 9 a.m. Saturday. Volunteers will help the Friends of the Occoquan and Chesapeake Bay Restoration Fund clean the Occoquan River at any of four locations. Lake Ridge Marina, 12350 Cotton Mill Dr., Lake Ridge; Town Hall, 314 Mill St., Occoquan; Bull Run Marina, 12619 Old Yates Ford Rd., Clifton; Fountain Head Park, 10875 Hampton Rd., Fairfax Station. 703-624-7124 or

HAUNTED MINI-GOLF -- Halloween-themed games for the family using balls that glow in the dark. $5; spectators, $2. 7-10 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday, 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.


"THE WIZARD OF OZ" -- 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Dorothy, Toto, their traveling companions and the great Oz himself take center stage in this performance by the Young People's Theatre. Lazy Susan Dinner Theatre, Route 1, off Interstate 95, Woodbridge. Advance tickets, $12 with lunch, $8 show only; at the door, $14 with lunch, $10 show only. 703-717-0170 or

"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


FALL FESTIVAL AND FLEA MARKET -- 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. Pumpkin carving, costume contests, a haunted trail, games and other activities. Ridgewood Center, 12350 Oakwood Dr., Woodbridge. Lake Ridge Parks and Recreation Association members with valid 2004 pool pass; nonmembers, $4 for games and activities.

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

FIRST MULTICULTURAL ARTS FESTIVAL -- 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 30. Music, food and cultural performances sponsored by the Prince William County Human Rights Commission, the Prince William County Office on Youth and the Creative and Performing Arts Center. Ferlazzo Building, 15941 Donald Curtis Dr., Woodbridge. Free. 703-792-4680.

"DRACULA" -- 8 p.m. Oct. 28, Fridays and Saturdays, Oct. 28-Nov. 13. The Castaways Repertory Theatre brings Bram Stoker's story to life, directed by Zina Bleck. Ferlazzo Building, 15941 Donald Curtis Dr., Woodbridge. $14, $11 seniors 55 and older, students, military and Prince William County employees. 703-508-5418.

SPIRITS OF MANASSAS -- 5-9 p.m. Oct. 29. Tours of Old Town Manassas, historical reenactments and mystery stories. Tours are offered every 20 minutes. Meet at the Manassas Museum, 9101 Prince William St., Manassas. $10, $8 museum associates. 703-257-8264.

-- Compiled by CAMILLE ROSS

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