For Children

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. Free. 703-361-8211.

Exhibitions

"PURE LUNACY" -- 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday, through Oct. 30. Lillian Elkey exhibits her Chinese brush paintings. Loft Gallery, 313 Mill St., Occoquan. Free. 703-490-1117.

"GOODBYE SUMMER, HELLO FALL" -- 11 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, through Nov. 7. Jane Ernst displays photographs, some digitally modified, that capture summer memories. Husband and wife Jack and Bette Conley design and create stained-glass art using colors and textures that reflect a feeling of warmth. Artists' Undertaking Gallery, 309 Mill St., Occoquan. Free. 703-494-0584.

"ISRAEL WITH ARTIST'S EYES" -- 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2-4 p.m. Sunday. Photographs and artwork by five artists who were inspired by a journey to Israel. Creative Brush Studio, 9082 Center St., Manassas. Free. 703-335-8005.

"PAINTING CONSTRUCTIONS" -- 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, through Oct. 24. Local artist Marian Jackson displays her acrylic paintings. Jackson creates three-dimensional art by attaching objects to her paintings that are relevant to their subjects. Northern Virginia Community College, Colgan Hall Exhibit Space, 6901 Sudley Rd., Manassas. Free. 703-257-6532.

"TIMING IS EVERYTHING" -- 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 1-5 p.m. Saturday, through October. This exhibition by six members of the art cooperative Manassas Clay will showcase a variety of decorative and functional pottery. Center for the Arts, Caton Merchant Family Gallery, 9419 Battle St., Manassas. Free. 703-330-2787.

"THE ARTIST'S PALETTE" -- 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. Artist's reception and raffle will be held 1-3 p.m. Oct. 15. A collection of oval palettes by regional artists will be on display at Northern Virginia Community College. The palettes were donated by the artists for a raffle at an artist's reception; some will be available for purchase. NVCC, 15200 Neabsco Mills Rd., Woodbridge. Free. 703-257-6658.

"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.

"WINDOWS" -- 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, noon-6 p.m. Sunday, through Oct. 30. Paintings, photographs, hand-beaded jewelry and sculptures by local artists. ArtBeat Gallery, 9407 Main St., Manassas. Free. 703-365-8558 or 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. 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.

Recreation

BATTLEFIELD TOURS -- 1-5 p.m. Saturday. The Historic Preservation Division will offer walking tours of Bristoe Station Battlefield. Bristow Road and Iron Brigade Unit Avenue, Bristow. Free; reservations recommended. 703-792-4754.

HAUNTED MINI-GOLF -- Halloween-themed games for the family using balls that glow in the dark. $5; spectators, $2. 7-10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Oct. 22, Lake Ridge Park Golf Course, 12350 Cotton Mill Dr., Woodbridge, 703-494-5564. 7-10 p.m. Fridays-Sundays through Oct. 30, Locust Shade Park, 4701 Locust Shade Dr., Triangle. 703-221-8579.

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. $6 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.

Theater

"BELL, BOOK AND CANDLE" -- 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, through Oct. 23. From Vpstart Crow Productions, a story about a modern-day witch who likes her neighbor but not his fiancee. She casts a spell so he will fall in love with her instead, but the plan goes awry when she, too, falls for him. Cramer Center, 9008 Center St., Manassas. $20; students and senior citizens, $15. 703-365-0240 or www.cramercenter.com.

"SOMETHING'S AFOOT" -- 8 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 8:30 p.m. Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Sunday. 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.

Miscellaneous

STAGE COMBAT WORKSHOP -- 9 a.m.-noon Saturday. Students can learn to create safe and realistic combat sequences for theatrical presentations, sponsored by Woodbridge Senior High School's Center for the Fine and Performing Arts. 3001 Old Bridge Rd., Woodbridge. $15. Geared for ages 10-14; registration required. 703-497-8147.

BIOFEEDBACK DISCUSSION -- 6:30 p.m. Monday. The Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback presents this seminar and demonstration to show how biofeedback can lower stress levels, reduce pain from chronic headaches and manage attention deficit and attention deficit hyperactivity disorders. Northern Virginia Community College, Woodbridge Campus, 15200 Neabsco Mills Rd., Woodbridge. Free. 703-878-5641.

REMEMBERING THE OSS -- 7 p.m. Saturdays in October. A series of lectures commemorates the 60th anniversary of the disbanding of the Office of Strategic Services, highlighting Prince William Forest Park's role as a training camp during World War II. Open house of the camp, 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Camp Orenda Mess Hall, Cabin Camp 3, Prince William Forest Park, Interstate 95, Exit 150-B, Triangle. Free. 703-221-7181 or www.nps.gov/prwi.

Coming Attractions

SEASONAL SPIRITS -- 5:30-9:30 p.m. Oct. 22. The Manassas Museum presents this fourth annual fall event, the "Haunting of Liberia Plantation." Tours of the mansion are offered every 30 minutes. Meet at the Manassas Museum, 9101 Prince William St., Manassas. $15; museum associates, $12; for ages 13 and older. 703-257-8264.

"THE SOUND OF MUSIC" -- 8 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 8:30 p.m. Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19-Dec. 31. This popular musical by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein III is based on the real story of the Von Trapp Family Singers. 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.

"YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN" -- 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Oct. 21-Nov. 5. Spend the evening with Snoopy, Lucy, Linus and the rest of Charlie's friends as they contemplate everyday life in Rooftop Productions's season opener. Kellar Theater, Center for the Arts, 9419 Battle St., Manassas. $15; students and senior citizens, $12. 703-330-2787 or www.center-for-the-arts.com.

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