ICE CREAM SOCIAL -- 3-4:30 p.m. Sunday. Nothin' Fancy, a bluegrass band, performs. Loy E. Harris Pavilion, West and Center streets, Old Town Manassas. Free. 703-361-9800 or


"IMAGES OF HOPE" -- 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday, through July 31. Watercolor paintings by Marni Maree depict the beauty of Haiti. Proceeds from sales will go toward repairs at a Haitian church that inspired some of Maree's paintings. Loft Gallery, 313 Mill St., Occoquan. Free. 703-490-1117.

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.

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. 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; children 5 and younger, free. 703-368-1873 or

For Children

KALEIDOSCOPE THEATER -- 7 tonight. A journey to Narnia, where witches, lions and other creatures abound. Chinn Park Regional Library, 13065 Chinn Park Dr., Woodbridge. Free; reservations requested. 703-792-4800.

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.


And Sports

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


"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

SUMMERSOUNDS CONCERT -- 6:30 p.m. July 16. Music by the Celtibillies on the lawn of the Manassas Museum; part of the SummerSounds Concert series, sponsored by the museum and the Center for the Arts. 9101 Prince William St., Manassas. Free. 703-330-2787.

LIVING HISTORY PROGRAM -- 11 a.m.-3 p.m. July 16. Visitors can journey back to bygone days and learn how to make butter and ice cream, see sword fighting demonstrations and meet the author of a Civil War novel. Chinn Park Regional Library, 13065 Chinn Park Dr., Woodbridge. Free; reservations requested. 703-792-4800.

BLUEGRASS CONCERT -- 7:30 p.m. July 16. Bring a blanket or a chair for music on the lawn. PACE West School, 14550 John Marshall Hwy., Haymarket. $5. 703-754-5885.

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

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