For Children

"CIRCUS ANIMALS" -- 9 a.m. Tuesday. An educational program for ages 2-5. Manassas Museum, 9101 Prince William St., Manassas. $10; registration required. 703-368-1873.

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.


BALLROOM DANCING -- 4-6 p.m. Sunday. A short lesson followed by music, food and dancing. Kellar Theater at the Candy Factory, 9419 Battle St., Manassas. $10. 703-330-2787.


"SIMPLE PLEASURES" -- 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday, through Dec. 4. Acrylic paintings by Suzanne Jepson. The artist will attend a reception at the gallery, 1-4 p.m. Saturday. Loft Gallery, 313 Mill St., Occoquan. Free. 703-490-1117.

TRAVEL PHOTOS -- 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, through Nov. 28. Photographer and reporter Bennie Scarton Jr. displays photographs from South America, Canada, Alaska and other places. Colgan Hall, Northern Virginia Community College, 6901 Sudley Rd., Manassas. Free. 703-257-6532.

"GOODBYE SUMMER, HELLO FALL" -- 11 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, through Monday. 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.

"LES BELLES COULEURS" -- 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 1-5 p.m. Saturday, tomorrow through Dec. 17. Impressionist paintings created by Roland Richardson. Richardson takes his inspiration from the colors of the Caribbean. Center for the Arts, Caton Merchant Family Gallery, 9419 Battle St., Manassas. Free. 703-330-2787.

"CIVIL WAR ESPIONAGE" -- 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday, through Sunday. 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

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


OLD MINE RANCH -- 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, through Nov. 15. 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. Entrance, $6; 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


DICKENS SPOOF -- 7:30 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday. "Dickens's Christmas Carol: A Traveling Travesty in Two Tumultuous Acts" performed by the Fine and Performing Arts Program at Woodbridge Senior High School. Mark Landon Smith's play is a comedic adaptation of the classic holiday tale. In the school studio theater, 3001 Old Bridge Rd., Woodbridge. $7. 703-497-8147.

"TEN LITTLE INDIANS" -- 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The Castaways Repertory Theatre performs Agatha Christie's classic murder mystery. Ten strangers, brought together on a remote island by an unknown host, begin to die, one by one. Ferlazzo Building, 15941 Donald Curtis Dr., Woodbridge. $14; senior citizens, students, military and Prince William County employees, $11; matinee, $10. 703-508-5418.

"YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN" -- 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Snoopy, Lucy, Linus and the rest of the "Peanuts" gang contemplate life in this musical, Rooftop Production's season opener. Kellar Theater, Center for the Arts, 9419 Battle St., Manassas. $15; students and senior citizens, $12. 703-330-2787 or

"THE SOUND OF MUSIC" -- 8 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 8:30 p.m. Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, through Dec. 31. Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II's musical is based on the real-life 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


HOLIDAY ART -- 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The Prince William Art Society hosts a show with fine arts and crafts by local artists. Montclair Property Owners Association building, 3561 Waterway Dr., Dumfries. Free. 703-590-1437 or

FALL FESTIVAL -- 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Family activities, sponsored by the Philip Michael Pennington School Parent Teacher Organization. At the school, 9305 Stonewall Rd., Manassas. Free. 703-335-0994.

Coming Attractions

YE OLDE TAVERN -- 7-11 p.m. Nov. 12. A period-style meal and entertainment at the 18th-century tavern night, sponsored by Historic Dumfries to benefit the Weems-Botts Museum. Dumfries Community Center,17755 Main St., Dumfries. $50; reservations required. 703-221-2218.

"HONK" -- 7:30 p.m. Nov. 12 and 19, 4 p.m. Nov. 13 and 20. The Pied Piper Theatre presents a musical adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's "The Ugly Duckling." Freedom High School, 15201 Neabsco Mills Rd., Woodbridge. $7 advance tickets, $8 at the door. 703-257-2787.

"MEMORIES AND VETERAN'S SALUTE" -- 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Nov. 12. The Bull Run Troubadours honor U.S. war veterans. Ferlazzo Building, 15941 Donald Curtis Dr., Woodbridge. $10 advance tickets, $15 at the door. 703-330-1055.

"JIMMY SHINE" -- 7:30 p.m. Nov. 10-12 and 17-19. The story of a starving young painter who suffers many setbacks is told in flashbacks, from a failed high school romance to his eventual acceptance that he can ultimately achieve some degree of success. Performed by the NoVa Woodbridge Theatre Group of Northern Virginia Community College. Woodbridge campus, 15200 Neabsco Mills Rd., Woodbridge. Free; donations accepted. 703-878-5750.

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