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

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


"CIVIL WAR ESPIONAGE" -- 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday, tomorrow through Nov. 6. How spies such as Rose Greenhow and Emma Edmonds passed information to their superiors during the Civil War and how telegraphs, signal flags and hot air balloons were used. Manassas Museum, 9101 Prince William St., Manassas. $3; seniors and youths 6-17, $2; children 5 and younger, free. 703-368-1873 or

"AMERICA: PAST AND PRESENT" -- 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, noon-6 p.m. Sunday, through August. Paintings, photography and sculptures by 20 artists. ArtBeat Gallery, 9407 Main St., Manassas. Free. 703-365-8558,

"IN THE GARDEN" -- 11 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, through Aug. 1. Art inspired by gardens and created by 14 area artists. The exhibition 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; children 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.


And Sports

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


"SOMETHING'S AFOOT" -- 8 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 8:30 p.m. Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, through Oct. 16. This murder-mystery musical spoofs Agatha Christie whodunits. Lazy Susan Dinner Theatre, Route 1, off Interstate 95, Woodbridge. Saturdays, $36.95; other days, $34.95. Children 11-15, $30; children 10 and younger, $20. 703-550-7384 or

Coming Attractions

MUSIC AT THE MUSEUM -- 6:30 p.m. July 30. The Washington Balalaika Society performs on the lawn of the Manassas Museum as part of the SummerSounds Concert series, sponsored by the museum and the Center for the Arts, 9101 Prince William St., Manassas. Free. 703-368-1873.

FRIENDS AND FAMILIES DAY -- noon-7 p.m. July 30. A day of education and entertainment, including gospel choirs, step team performances, and a dramatic play about Jennie Dean and Civil War encampments. Northern Virginia Community College, 6901 Sudley Rd., Manassas. Free. 703-257-6614.

ARTRAIN -- Noon-7 p.m. next Thursday-July 30,, noon-5 p.m. July 31. A traveling art museum on a train will feature a Native American art exhibition, a scavenger hunt for children and original artwork for sale. Main and Center streets, Old Town Manassas. Free; donations welcome to benefit Artrain and the Center for the Arts. 703-792-7275,

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