ICE CREAM SOCIAL -- 3-4:30 p.m. Sunday. Local musicians perform. Loy E. Harris Pavilion, West and Center streets, Old Town Manassas. Free. 703-361-9800 or


BRUSHWORKS AND BRONZES -- 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 1-5 p.m. Saturday, through July 30. Jack and Judy Witt display "Goshen, Lessons From the River," a collection of watercolors and wall bronzes. Center for the Arts Caton Merchant Family Gallery, 9419 Battle St., Manassas. Free. 703-330-2787.

JEWELRY AND COLLAGES -- 11 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, through July 6. Colorful, bead-woven jewelry crafted by artist Carol Holmes is on display, along with three-dimensional mixed-media collages by Alice Webb. Holmes makes her pieces with glass beads from the Czech Republic and Japan, as well as gemstone chips. The result is jewelry with a mixture of textures, bright colors and patterns. Webb creates whimsical handbags and jewelry boxes, incorporating vivid hues and a variety of materials. Artists' Undertaking Gallery, 309 Mill St., Occoquan. Free. 703-494-0584.

"IMAGES OF AMERICA" -- 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday, through July 3. Jewell Pratt Burns's paintings of scenes from photographs of her travels throughout the United States, including landscapes, birds and waterfowl painted on canvas and paper. Loft Gallery, 313 Mill St., Occoquan. Free. 703-490-1117.

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

"THE ART OF DOING BUSINESS" -- 10 a.m.-4 p.m. today-Sunday. 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; children 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

For Children

MARIONETTE SHOW -- 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. today. The Prince William Public Library presents a non-scary production of "The Wizard of Oz" by Stevens Puppets. 11 a.m., Potomac Community Library, 2201 Opitz Blvd., Woodbridge, 703-494-8126. 2 p.m., Chinn Park Regional Library, 13065 Chinn Park Dr., Woodbridge, 703-792-4800. Free; reservations requested.

FRIDAY FLICKS -- 10:30 a.m. tomorrow. Movies based on books for children ages 3-7. Chinn Park Regional Library, 13065 Chinn Park Dr., Woodbridge, 703-792-4800, and Central Community Library, 8601 Mathis Ave., Manassas, 703-361-8211. Free.


MOVIES UNDER THE STARS -- 8:30 p.m. tomorrow. Bring a blanket and a picnic for a viewing of "A Bug's Life." Chinn Aquatics and Fitness Center Pavilion, 13025 Chinn Park Dr., Woodbridge. Free. 703-730-1051.


And Sports

JUNIOR NATURE CAMP -- 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Thursday. The Bull Run Mountain Conservancy sponsors a four-day program for children ages 11-15, with birding, hiking, storytelling and swimming. Bull Run Mountain House, 17405 Beverly Mill Dr., Broad Run. Members, $200; non-members, $250. Registration required. 703-753-2631.

LUNCH AT THE PAVILION -- 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Wednesdays through August. Bring a lunch or purchase box lunches 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


"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

CELEBRATE AMERICA -- 6-10 p.m. July 4. Music, games, food and fireworks in Old Town Manassas, sponsored by the City of Manassas and Historic Manassas Inc. VRE parking lot, Prince William and Battle streets. Free. 703-361-6599.

BALLROOM DANCING -- 4-6 p.m. July 3. A short lesson followed by music, food and dancing. Kellar Theater at the Candy Factory, 9419 Battle St., Manassas. $10. 703-330-2787.

CONCERT -- 7-9 p.m. next Thursday. Music by the U.S. Army Chorus. Loy E. Harris Pavilion, West and Center streets, Old Town Manassas. Free. 703-361-9800 or

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