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


ICE CREAM SOCIAL -- 3-4:30 p.m. Sunday. Ice cream and music, the latter provided by the Prince William Community Band. Loy E. Harris Pavilion, West and Center streets, Old Town Manassas. Free. 703-361-9800 or


WATERCOLORS -- 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday and 1-5 p.m. Saturday, through June 15. Works by Chris Krupinski are displayed at the Center for the Arts. Caton Merchant Family Gallery, 9419 Battle St., Manassas. Free. 703-330-2787.

"BLACK AND WHITE" -- 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, noon-6 p.m. Sunday, through June 26. Works by 20 local artists. ArtBeat Gallery, 9407 Main St., Manassas. Free. 703-365-8558 or

SCULPTURE AND PHOTOGRAPHY -- 11 a.m.-4 p.m. today and Friday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday. The Loft Gallery displays works by Gwen Harrison Lockhart and Michiko Mitsuyasu. Inspired by a safari to Tanzania, Lockhart created "Medley of Animals and Figures" from terra cotta. Mitsuyasu displays photographs of fruits and vegetables. Loft Gallery, 313 Mill St., Occoquan. Free. 703-490-1117.

"TREASURES FROM THE WOODS" -- 11 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, through Monday. David Ernst displays photographs inspired by nature. Patrick O'Brien, also influenced by nature, uses a variety of woods to create bowls, vases and sculptures. Artists' Undertaking Gallery, 309 Mill St., Occoquan. Free. 703-494-0584.

"THE ART OF DOING BUSINESS" -- 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday, through June 26. Calendars, postcards, shipping boxes, plates, photos, signs and other items used by area businesses from the 1890s through the 1950s. Manassas Museum, 9101 Prince William St., Manassas. $3; seniors and ages 6-17, $2; ages 5 and younger, free. 703-368-1873 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. From May through September, the Manassas-Warrenton Camera Club presents a photography exhibition. 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 history artifacts. 9101 Prince William St., Manassas. $3; seniors and youths 6-17, $2; ages 5 and younger, free. 703-368-1873 or


And Sports

5K RUN/WALK -- 7 a.m. Saturday. Fourth annual race in Old Town Manassas, sponsored by the Manassas City Police Department in honor of slain police Sgt. John D. Conner III. Proceeds benefit a scholarship program. Meet at Church and West streets, Old Town Manassas. $15, registration requested. 703-257-8067 or

"TRAILS FOREVER" -- 8 a.m. Saturday. Guided and unguided activities at Prince William Forest Park. Representatives of the Friends of Prince William Forest Park will discuss recreational and volunteer opportunities. At the park, Park Entrance Road, Triangle. $5 entrance fee. 703-221-7181.

YOUTH FISHING TOURNAMENT -- 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. Prince William County Park Authority invites children ages 4-13 to fish at Locust Shade Lake. Lunch will be provided, and a limited number of fishing rods are available for use. Locust Shade Park, 4701 Locust Shade Dr., Triangle. Free; registration required. 703-221-8579

LUNCH AT THE PAVILION -- 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Wednesdays through August. Bring a bag lunch or purchase a box lunch from area restaurants and take in live entertainment at the Loy E. Harris Pavilion. Tables and chairs provided. West and Center streets, Old Town Manassas. Free. 703-361-9800 or

OLD MINE RANCH -- 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Ponies, a petting farm, hiking trails, rope swings, tunnels, hayrides, Ducky Downs racetrack, panning for gold and gem mining. Old Mine Ranch, 17504 Mine Rd., Dumfries. $5 entrance fee; additional fees for gold panning and gem mining. 703-441-1382 or

PRINCE WILLIAM FOREST PARK -- Park open dawn to dusk daily; visitors center, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Topics of the center's eclectic displays include spy training during World War II, the Civilian Conservation Corps, cemeteries on park property, pyrite mines and birdcalls. 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 or


"ARSENIC AND OLD LACE" -- 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, through June 12. Theatre for the Community performs Joseph Kesselring's classic farce, about a theater critic who discovers that his sweet, elderly aunts are poisoning lonely men and burying the bodies in the basement of their Brooklyn home. The Cramer Center, 9008 Center St., Manassas. $12; senior citizens and students, $8. 703-365-8350.

"THE PAJAMA GAME" -- 8 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, 8:30 p.m. Saturdays, 7:30 p.m. Sundays, through July 17. Sparks fly between the new superintendent of the Sleep-Tite Pajama Factory and the head of the employees' grievance committee in this tuneful show from 1950s Broadway. Lazy Susan Dinner Theatre, Route 1 off Interstate 95, Woodbridge. $36.95, Saturdays; $34.95, other days; $30, children 11-15; $20, children 10 and younger. 703-550-7384 or

Plan Ahead

IT'S "YESTERDAY" AGAIN -- 7 -10 p.m. June 11. A trip back to the 1960s, with music performed by the Beatles tribute band Abbey Road. The Loy E. Harris Pavilion, West and Center streets, Old Town Manassas. Free. 703-361-9800 or

HARD HAT TOURS -- 9:30 and 11 a.m., 12:30 and 2 pm. June 11 and 12. A behind-the-scenes tour of historic Bennett School, sponsored by the Prince William County Department of Public Works, Historic Preservation Division. 9300 Lee Ave., Manassas., $14, includes a commemorative hard hat; reservations required. 703-792-5546.

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