For Chocolate Lovers

The first Manassas Chocolate Festival, sponsored by local businesses, organizations and the Manassas Recreation and Parks Department, runs from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. The festival begins with a pancake breakfast and ends with an evening chocolate buffet. The breakfast is at the Boys and Girls Club, 9676 Wellington Rd., Manassas. The evening buffet will be at the Manassas Museum, 9101 Prince William St., Manassas. The other events will be at the Loy E. Harris Pavilion, West and Center streets, Old Town Manassas. Proceeds will go to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, the Cateret Mortgage Manassas Branch Boys & Girls Club, and the City of Manassas Recreation and Parks scholarship fund. Prices vary; some events require reservations. 703-257-8237 or

'Textures Contained'

Etchings on handmade paper and turned wood items are the featured works by Patricia Smith and Patrick O'Brien, respectively, in an exhibition that runs through Dec. 5. Smith creates etchings on zinc plates using nature themes and soft colors; O'Brien adorns boxes with ornamental turnings and geometric patterns and crafts wooden bowls and vases. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Opens Tuesday. Artists' Undertaking Gallery, 309 Mill St., Occoquan. Free. 703-494-0584.

Student Art

Northern Virginia Community College exhibits works done by students in art courses at its Woodbridge campus. 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, today through Dec. 1. Fourth Floor Gallery, NVCC, 15200 Neabsco Mills Rd., Woodbridge. Free. 703-878-5797.

Patrick O'Brien's turned boxes and vases will be on display at Artists' Undertaking Gallery.