ICE CREAM SOCIAL -- 3-4:30 p.m. Sunday. The NOVA/Manassas Symphony Orchestra performs. Loy E. Harris Pavilion, West and Center streets, Old Town Manassas. Free. 703-361-9800 or www.harrispavilion.com.
LUNCH AT THE PAVILION -- 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Wednesdays, through this month. Those attending can bring a picnic 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 www.harrispavilion.com.
NATURE STUDIES -- 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 www.manassasmuseum.org.
"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, www.artbeatgallery.org.
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 www.manassasmuseum.org.
FRIDAY FLICKS -- 10:30 a.m. tomorrow. Movies based on books for ages 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.
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 www.oldmineranch.net.
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 www.nps.gov/prwi.
"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 www.lazysusan.com.
COUNTY FAIR -- 3-11 p.m. today and tomorrow and noon-midnight Saturday. The annual Prince William County Fair includes exhibitions, performances and rides. Prince William County Fairgrounds, 10624 Dumfries Rd., Manassas. Advance tickets: $10; 60 and older and children 3-6, $5. At the gate: $15 and $7, respectively. Children 2 and younger and active military members, free. 703-368-0173 or www.pwcfair.com.
MUSIC AT THE MUSEUM -- 6:30 p.m. Aug. 27. The Washington Scottish Pipe Band 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.
AUDITIONS -- Noon-2 p.m. Aug. 27, 7:15-9:15 p.m. Aug. 30. The NoVa Woodbridge Theatre Group will hold auditions for its November production of "Jimmy Shine." Northern Virginia Community College, 15200 Neabsco Mills Rd., Woodbridge. 703-878-5750.
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