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 "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 Tuesday. 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

BLUE SKY PUPPET THEATRE -- 2 p.m. Saturday. "Jack and the Beanstalk" and "The Three Billy Goats Gruff." Chinn Park Regional Library, 13065 Chinn Park Dr., Woodbridge. Free. 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.


"LIGHT UP THE SKY" -- 7:30 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday. The students in the Center for Fine and Performing Arts at Woodbridge Senior High School perform Moss Hart's comedy about a group of eccentric show business people in a Boston hotel suite on the opening night of a pre-Broadway tryout in 1949. Studio Theatre, Woodbridge Senior High School, 3001 Old Bridge Rd., Woodbridge. $7. 703-497-8040.

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

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

"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.


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

NATIONAL CHRISTMAS TREE -- 10:30 a.m. Nov. 28. The Christmas tree that will be on display in the U.S. Capitol will make a brief stop in Old Town Manassas. Holiday music and refreshments will help kick off the season. Loy E. Harris Pavilion, West and Center streets, Old Town Manassas. Free. 703-361-9800 or www.harrispavilion.com.

-- Compiled by CAMILLE ROSS

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