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


"IN THE GARDEN" -- 11 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, through Aug. 1. This exhibition features art inspired by gardens and created by 14 area artists. The show includes watercolors, etchings, fused glass, basketry and stained glass. Artists' Undertaking Gallery, 309 Mill St., Occoquan. Free. 703-494-0584.

"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. 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

MOVIES UNDER THE STARS -- 8:30 p.m. tomorrow. Bring a blanket and a picnic basket for a viewing of the animated feature "Antz." Chinn Aquatics and Fitness Center pavilion, 13025 Chinn Park Dr., Woodbridge. Free. 703-730-1051.

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

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 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


"THE RIMERS OF ELDRITCH" -- 7:30 tonight though Saturday, 2 p.m. Saturday. The NoVa Woodbridge Theatre Group performs a play 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.

"THE PAJAMA GAME" -- 8 tonight and tomorrow, 8:30 p.m. Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Sunday. 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

CIVIL WAR WEEKEND -- July 22-24. The Manassas Museum commemorates the 144th anniversary of the Battle of First Manassas throughout the weekend, with a military encampment, rifle firing demonstrations, drilling, campfire cooking, cannon firing, cavalry demonstrations, living history performances and activities for children. On the grounds of the museum, 9101 Prince William St., Manassas. Free. 703-368-1873 or

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Fax: 703-392-1406

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

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