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


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.


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 Wednesday. 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. today and tomorrow, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday. 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.

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

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.

FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT -- 8 p.m. tomorrow. "Aladdin." Loy E. Harris Pavilion, West and Center streets, Old Town Manassas. Free. 703-361-9800 or


And Lectures

POETRY READINGS -- 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. Library staff members read poetry celebrating the world of insects, from a collection of poems by Paul Fleischman. Chinn Park Regional Library, 13065 Chinn Park Dr., Woodbridge. Free; reservations requested. 703-792-4800.


And Sports

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

FABULOUS FILMS OF 1955 -- 8:30 p.m. July 8. Bring a picnic and a blanket for a showing of "Mister Roberts," starring Henry Fonda, Jack Lemmon and James Cagney. On the lawn of the Manassas Museum, 9101 Prince William St., Manassas. Free. 703-368-1873.

"THE RIMERS OF ELDRITCH" -- 7:30 p.m. July 12-16, 2 p.m. July 16. The NoVa Woodbridge Theatre Group performs this story about dysfunctional characters in a dying Midwestern town dealing with the murder of one of their own. Northern Virginia Community College theater, 15200 Neabsco Mills Rd., Woodbridge $4-6 donation suggested. 703-878-5750.

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Mail: Camille Ross, Prince William Entertainment Calendar, The Washington Post, 9420 Battle St., Manassas, Va. 20110

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