For Children

PUPPET SHOW -- 2 p.m. Saturday. Bob Brown Puppets present a family-friendly show, "Panda-Monium." Chinn Park Regional Library, 13065 Chinn Park Dr., Woodbridge. Free. 703-792-4800.

FRIDAY FLICKS -- 10:30 a.m. tomorrow. Movies based on books for children ages 3-7. Chinn Park Regional Library, 13065 Chinn Park Dr., Woodbridge. Free. 703-792-4800.


"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, who 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


HISTORIC PRESERVATIONS SYMPOSIUM -- 7 tonight. The Prince William Historic Preservation Foundation will discuss its progress on restoring county-owned sites. Old Manassas Courthouse, 9248 Lee Ave., Manassas. Free. 703-792-5546.


"HARVEY" -- 8 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. The Theatre for the Community performs Mary Chase's comedy, in which soft-spoken Elwood J. Dowd's friendship with a six-foot-tall invisible rabbit creates chaos for his family. Cramer Center, 9008 Center St., Manassas. $12; students and senior citizens, $8. 703-365-8350,

"HONK" -- 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 4 p.m. Sunday. The Pied Piper Theatre presents a musical adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's "The Ugly Duckling." Freedom High School, 15201 Neabsco Mills Rd., Woodbridge. Advance tickets, $7; at the door, $8. 703-330-2787.

"JIMMY SHINE" -- 7:30 tonight, tomorrow and Saturday. The NoVa Woodbridge Theatre Group of Northern Virginia Community College presents a play, told in flashbacks, about a starving young painter who suffers many setbacks before achieving some success. NVCC, 15200 Neabsco Mills Rd., Woodbridge. Free; donations accepted. 703-878-5750.

"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


FLORAL DESIGN WORKSHOP -- 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday. Creating harvest centerpieces for the holidays. LynnVale Farm and Studio, 4505 Sudley Rd., Gainesville. $45; registration required. 571-238-4230s.

CRAFT FAIR -- 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. The Battlefield High School Athletic Booster Club's annual event. At the school, 15000 Graduation Dr., Haymarket. 703-754-3522.

ART SHOW AND AUCTION -- 6 p.m. tomorrow. Music, refreshments and door prizes donated by businesses will be offered along with art for sale, sponsored by Project Mend-A-House. Old Hickory Golf Club, 11921 Chanceford Dr., Woodbridge. $15; reservations required. 703-492-8215.

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