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

LUNCH AT THE PAVILION -- 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Wednesdays, through this month. Bring a lunch or purchase a box lunch from area restaurants and see live entertainment at the Loy E. Harris Pavilion. Tables and chairs are provided. West and Center streets, Old Town Manassas. Free. 703-361-9800 or


ART EXHIBITION -- 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 1-5 p.m. Saturday, through Sept. 15. Nature inspires art created by Carolyn Brookhart and Rosemary Luckett, whose works include prints, collage and sculpture. Center for the Arts, Caton Merchant Family Gallery, 9419 Battle St., Manassas. Free. 703-330-2787.

WEAVING AND WATERCOLORS -- 11 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, through Sept. 5. Local artists Bonnie Keyner and Virginia Jenkins exhibit watercolors and basketry. Keyner, who uses traditional watercolor techniques and acrylics, is showing landscape watercolors of Alaska, Australia and Yosemite National Park. Jenkins uses cane, reed and sea grass in her woven baskets, and natural dyes made from nuts and flowers. Artists' Undertaking Gallery, 309 Mill St., Occoquan. Free. 703-494-0584.

"IMPRESSIONS IN COLOR" -- 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday, through Aug. 28. Watercolors and pastels by artist Karin Sebolka reflect her love of nature and color. Loft Gallery, 313 Mill St., Occoquan. Free. 703-490-1117.

"CIVIL WAR ESPIONAGE" -- 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday, through Nov. 6. How spies such as Rose O'Neal Greenhow and Sarah 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 this month. Paintings, photographs and sculptures by 20 artists. ArtBeat Gallery, 9407 Main St., Manassas. Free. 703-365-8558,

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 artifacts. 9101 Prince William St., Manassas. $3; seniors and youths 6-17, $2; children 5 and younger, free. 703-368-1873 or

For Children

FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT -- 8 p.m. tomorrow, "The Emperor's New Groove." 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 3-7. Chinn Park Regional Library, 13065 Chinn Park Dr., Woodbridge, 703-792-4800; Central Community Library, 8601 Mathis Ave., Manassas, 703-361-8211. Free.


And Sports

5K RUN -- 7:30 a.m. Saturday. A course for runners down shady trails and up hilly terrain, geared for people 17 and older. Locust Shade Park, 4701 Locust Shade Dr., Triangle. $11 preregistration, $13 race day. 703-221-8679 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


"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


ANNUAL CHESS TOURNAMENT -- 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday. Registration for players begins at 9:30 a.m., followed by games at 11 a.m. Loy E. Harris Pavilion, West and Center streets, Old Town Manassas. $35, registration fee for players; free for watchers. 703-361-9800 or

AUDITIONS -- The Castaways Repertory Theatre is holding auditions for its October production of "Ten Little Indians" 7-10 p.m. today and 12:30-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Dr. A.J. Ferlazzo Building, 15941 Donald Curtis Dr., Woodbridge; 703-508-5418, The Prince William Little Theatre holds audition for its October production of "Moon Over Buffalo" 1-4 p.m. Saturday and 7-9 p.m. Monday, Manassas Church of the Brethren, 10047 Nokesville Rd., Manassas; 703-330-7796, The Manassas Dance Company holds auditions for advanced dancers for its October performance of "Dracula" noon Saturday, 9004 Mathis Ave., Manassas; 703-257-1811,

Coming Attractions

FABULOUS FILMS OF 1955 -- 8:30 p.m. Aug. 19. Bring a picnic and a blanket for a showing of "Oklahoma!" On the lawn of the Manassas Museum, 9101 Prince William St., Manassas. Free. 703-368-1873.

CONCERT -- 7:30 p.m. Aug. 20. Bring a blanket or a chair for music on the lawn performed by "Black Sheep." PACE West School, 14550 John Marshall Hwy., Haymarket. $5. 703-754-5885.

"THAT DAY IN SEPTEMBER" -- 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Aug. 19 through Sept. 17. Zemfira Stage presents a story about a man's ordeal during the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks in New York and how that changed his life. Manassas Church of the Brethren, 10047 Nokesville Rd., Manassas. Donations suggested for admission. 703-318-0619 or

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