BALLROOM DANCE -- 4-6 p.m. Sunday. A short lesson followed by music, food and fun. Kellar Theatre at the Candy Factory, 9419 Battle St., Manassas. $10. 703-330-2787.


"COLOR IMPRESSIONS" -- 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, through Nov. 23. Mary Vandegriff, a student in the fine arts department at Northern Virginia Community College, displays her oil and watercolor paintings. Colgan Hall, NVCC, 6901 Sudley Rd., Manassas. Free. 703-257-6532.

"REFLECTIONS" -- 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday, through Dec. 6. Works by award-winning artist Melinda Harleman in pastels and colored pencils. Loft Gallery, 313 Mill St., Occoquan. Free. 703-490-1117 or

"EXPRESSIVE LINES" -- 11 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, through Dec. 6. Everyday objects drawn with ink or graphite on paper are displayed by Woodbridge artist Charles Ott. Carol Holmes of Woodbridge creates handmade jewelry using tiny glass beads and gemstone chips. Artists' Undertaking Gallery, 309 Mill St., Occoquan. Free. 703-494-0584.

"ALL THINGS GREAT AND SMALL" -- 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, noon-6 p.m. Sunday, through Dec. 31. Oil paintings, pastels, watercolors, photography and sculpture on exhibit by a variety of artists. 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.

For Children

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.


And Sports

MUSHROOM WORKSHOP -- 1-3 p.m. Saturday. Learn about the edible fungi and how to grow different types. Bull Run Mountain House, 17405 Beverly Mill Dr., Broad Run. Members, $25; nonmembers, $35. Reservations required. 703-753-2631 or

GARDENING CLASSES -- 7-8:30 p.m. today and Monday. Tonight's class is about moss; native gardens Monday. Tonight's class is at the McCoy Conference Room, Sudley North Government Center, 7987 Ashton Ave., Manassas. Monday's class will be at Chinn Park Regional Library, 13065 Chinn Park Dr., Woodbridge. Free; registration required. 703-792-7747.


"DRACULA" -- 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, through Nov. 13. The Castaways Repertory Theatre brings Bram Stoker's story to the stage, directed by Zina Bleck. Ferlazzo Building, 15941 Donald Curtis Dr., Woodbridge. $14, $11 people 55 and older, students, military and Prince William County employees. 703-508-5418.

"LAUGHTER AND TEARS" -- 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, through Nov. 13. The Center for the Arts' Rooftop Productions ushers in its second season with "Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean." In 1975, 20 years after the actor's death, a James Dean fan club gathers in a rural Texas town where scenes were shot for his movie "Giant." Surprises are in store as the members reflect on their own past and present. Kellar Theatre at the Candy Factory, 9419 Battle St., Manassas. $15, $12 students and people 62 and older. 703-330-2787.

"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 aboard 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


GALLERY WALKS -- Artists exhibit their works in Occoquan and Manassas. 4-8 p.m. tomorrow, noon-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Occoquan celebrates its bicentennial with demonstrations and refreshments. Free. 703-490-1117. 6-9:30 p.m. tomorrow and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Old Town Manassas hosts its gallery walk with artist appearances and refreshments. Free. 703-365-8558.

ART CRITIQUE -- 10 a.m. Saturday. Artist and educator Robert Howard invites other artists to bring their works for a critique. Sponsored by the Manassas Art Guild. Bull Run Regional Library, 8051 Ashton Ave., Manassas. Free. 540-364-3001.

FINE ART HOLIDAY SHOW -- 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The seventh annual show and sale by the Prince William Art Society offers original artwork by local artists. Montclair Property Owners Association Building, 3561 Waterway Dr., Montclair. Free. 703-670-7971.

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

ONE-ACT PLAYS -- 7:30 p.m. Nov. 11-13 and 18-20. The NoVa Woodbridge Theatre Group presents "Life & Death Matters: Random One-Act Plays," directed by four students. Theater, Northern Virginia Community College, 15200 Neabsco Mills Rd., Woodbridge. Free, $4-6 donation is requested. 703-878-5750.

CONCERT -- 2 p.m. Nov. 14. The Youth Orchestras of Prince William's first concert of the season brings music performed by the Youth Symphony and Concert orchestras. Hylton High School, 14051 Spriggs Rd., Woodbridge. $7, $5 students and senior citizens; season tickets also available. 703-590-7083.

YE OLDE TAVERN -- 7-11 p.m. Nov. 13. A period-style meal and entertainment by the Rappahannock Colonial Heritage Society players and Little Maids of History at the 18th-Century Tavern Night. Dumfries Community Center Building, next to Town Hall, 17755 Main St., Dumfries. $50; reservations required. 703-221-2218.

"THE LITTLE MERMAID" -- 7:30 p.m. Nov. 13 and 20, 3:30 p.m. Nov. 14 and 21. The Center for the Arts' Pied Piper Theatre performs this children's favorite, directed by Vincent Worthington. Osbourn Park High School, 8909 Euclid Ave., Manassas. $7 in advance, $8 at the door. 703-330-2787.

-- Compiled by CAMILLE ROSS

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