"LANDSCAPES OF THE IMAGINATION" -- 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, noon-6 p.m. Sunday, through Jan. 22. Paintings by Pat Dixon. ArtBeat Gallery, 9407 Main St., Manassas. Free. 703-365-8558 or www.artbeatgallery.org.

"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 next Thursday. 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.

"LES BELLES COULEURS" -- 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 1-5 p.m. Saturday, through Dec. 17. Impressionist paintings 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 www.manassasmuseum.org.


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.

Coming Attractions

CHRISTMAS CONCERT -- 7 p.m. Dec. 3. "A Christmas of Alleluias," presented by the Prince William Chorale. Kellar Theatre, Center for the Arts, 9419 Battle St., Manassas. Free. 703-330-2787.

HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS -- 6 p.m. Dec. 2. The annual Christmas tree lighting on the lawn of the Manassas Museum, 9101 Prince William St.; an old-fashioned hayride and the arrival of Santa follow. The 60th annual Manassas Christmas parade begins at 10 a.m. Dec. 4 through the streets of Old Town. The Old Town Merchants' open house is noon-5 p.m. Free. 703-361-6599.

CHRISTMAS AT LIBERIA PLANTATION -- 5-9 p.m. Dec. 3. Liberia Plantation is dressed for the holidays -- circa the 1800s. Entertainment includes the Prince William Little Theatre and stories of the people who once lived at the plantation. Tours offered every 30 minutes. Meet at the Manassas Museum, 9101 Prince William St., Manassas. $15; museum associates, $12. Reservations required. 703-257-8264.

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