"TEXTURES CONTAINED" -- 11 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, through Dec. 5. Etchings by Patricia Smith and turned-wood items by Patrick O'Brien. Smith's etchings use nature themes and soft colors. O'Brien adorns boxes with ornamental turnings and crafts wooden bowls and vases. Artists' Undertaking Gallery, 309 Mill St., Occoquan. Free. 703-494-0584.

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

"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. Suzanne Jepson's acrylic paintings capture such pleasures as an afternoon in the garden and a leisurely walk in the woods. 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.

"LES BELLES COULEURS" -- 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 1-5 p.m. Saturday, through Dec. 17. Impressionist paintings created by Roland Richardson are on display. 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.

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.


OLD MINE RANCH -- 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Tuesday. 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 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.


"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 www.lazysusan.com.


AUDITIONS FOR YOUNG PERFORMERS -- Monday and Tuesday. The Center for the Arts will hold auditions for the Pied Piper Theatre's February performance of "The Jungle Book." Actors, dancers and singers ages 8 to 18 are needed. Center for the Arts, 9419 Battle St., Manassas. By appointment only. 703-330-2787.

Coming Attractions

FLORAL DESIGN WORKSHOP -- 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Nov. 19. How to create a harvest centerpiece for the holidays. LynnVale Studios, 4505 Sudley Rd., Gainesville. $45; registration required. 571-238-4230.

"THE PINK PANTHER STRIKES AGAIN" -- 7:30 p.m. Nov. 17-19. Gar-Field Senior High School, 14000 Smoketown Rd, Woodbridge. $5. 703-730-7005.

HOLIDAY FESTIVAL -- 6:30 p.m. Nov. 19. The seventh annual Festival of Trees features food, entertainment and auctions to benefit Transitional Housing BARN. Foxchase Manor, 8310 Chatsworth Dr., Manassas. $85, $160 per couple; reservations required by Tuesday. 703-392-3915.

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