VISIONS AND VERSE -- 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 1-5 p.m. Saturday, through Dec. 17. Monotypes by Joellyn Duesberry will be displayed with poetry written by Pattiann Rogers in the exhibition "A Covenant of Seasons." Center for the Arts, Caton Merchant Family Gallery, 9419 Battle St., Manassas. Free. 703-330-2787.

"ART HISTORY MYSTERIES" -- 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, through Dec. 31. Northern Virginia Community College art students take a cue from history in this exhibition. Fourth Floor Gallery, NVCC, 15200 Neabsco Mills Rd., Woodbridge. Free. 703-878-5797.

"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 www.loftgallery.org.

"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 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

MAGIC WINDOW- 10 a.m. Saturday. Interactive program for ages 3-10, sponsored by the Prince William County Park Authority. Forest Park High School, 15721 Spriggs Rd., Woodbridge. $6; season tickets available at discounted prices. 703-792-4234.

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


And Sports

HISTORICAL PRESENTATION -- 8:30-11 a.m. Saturday. Old home sites, cemeteries and a one-woman theatrical portrayal of a woman's life in the mid-19th century. Bull Run Mountain House, 17405 Beverly Mill Dr., Broad Run. Members, $20; nonmembers, $25. Reservations required. 703-753-2631 or www.brmconservancy.org.

TURKEY TROT -- 8 a.m. Sunday. The annual 10K run and 5K fitness walk, sponsored by the Lake Ridge Parks and Recreation Association RidgeRunners Running Club. Ridgewood Center, 12400 Oakwood Dr., Woodbridge. $25; registration 7-7:45 a.m. 703-491-2154, Ext. 112, or www.lakeridgerunners.com.


ONE-ACT PLAYS -- 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, through Nov. 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.

"DRACULA" -- 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. 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.

"COME BACK TO THE 5 & DIME, JIMMY DEAN, JIMMY DEAN" -- 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The Center for the Arts' Rooftop Productions ushers in its second season with Ed Graczyk's comedy-drama. In 1975, 20 years after James Dean's death, a local fan club gathers in a rural Texas town near 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 www.lazysusan.com.


SANTA PARADE -- 10 a.m. Saturday. The annual holiday parade features marching bands, floats, Scout troops and the guest of honor, Mr. Claus. Begins on Old Bridge and Mohican roads and continues west toward Smoketown Road, Lake Ridge. Free. 703-369-5253 or www.santaoldbridgeparade.org.

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

"THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER" -- 7:30 p.m. Nov. 18 and 19, 5 p.m. Nov. 20. Barbara Robinson's holiday play about a family of incorrigible children who discover the true meaning of Christmas is performed by the drama students at Gar-Field High School. At the school, 14000 Smoketown Rd., Woodbridge. $4. 703-730-7000.

-- Compiled by CAMILLE ROSS

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