'Timing Is Everything'
This exhibition by six members of the Manassas Clay art cooperative will showcase a variety of decorative and functional pottery, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 1-5 p.m. Saturday, Monday through Oct. 31. An reception for the artists will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 24, Center for the Arts, Caton Merchant Family Gallery, 9419 Battle St., Manassas. Free. 703-330-2787.
The Prince William Historic Preservation Division hosts an event with music, finger sandwiches and a selection of teas. 1-3 p.m. Saturday. Rippon Lodge, 15500 Blackburn Rd., Woodbridge. $30; reservations required. 703-792-5546.
Civil War Weekend
Leesylvania State Park events include original earthworks on Freestone Point, the ruins of the Fairfax house, performances by reenactors and firing demonstrations, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Leesylvania State Park, 2001 Daniel Ludwig Dr., Woodbridge. Free; parking, $10. 703-583-6904. Also, the Prince William Historic Preservation Division will sponsor a living history program at the Ben Lomond Historic Site. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, 10311 Sudley Manor Dr., Manassas. $2. 703-792-4060.
Helping Hurricane Victims
Local restaurants and musicians team up to sponsor an evening of food and music to raise money to assist Hurricane Katrina victims. 6 p.m. Wednesday. Loy E. Harris Pavilion, West and Center streets, Old Town Manassas. $5 suggested donation. 703-330-2729.
This annual event, sponsored by the Gainesville Ruritan Club and the Town of Haymarket, features high school bands, arts and crafts, children's activities, food, live entertainment and a parade. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, parade begins at 11 a.m. Battlefield High School, 15000 Graduation Dr., Haymarket. Free. 703-898-0889.