Week in Preview: April 14-April 20, 2014

 I hope that you’re planning a fun spring break, whether you’re traveling or staying put, working, or taking a week off. My boys are going to be checking out programming camp at The Animated Child, and my daughter is hanging out with me for a little girl time (read: I couldn’t find a camp that worked right for pickup/dropoff with the boys)- but we’re going to have fun! We should have some great weather, so consider one of the county parks for some mini golf or outdoor fun!!

Monday, April 14
 If you or someone you know could use a little extra help getting food on the table while the kids aren’t in school, here’s one for you: In partnership with the Capital Area Food Bank (CAFB), Holiness Tabernacle provides free, healthy and nourishing food to Prince William County every second Monday from 12 to 3 P.M.

If you need a little break this week but can’t do/don’t want to do a full week of camp, Kids N Motion has 9:30 am – 12:30 pm morning session or 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm afternoon session
Early drop off and Late pick-up available at an additional fee of $5.00/Hour.
(Must be prearranged and scheduled) $20 for 1 session per day. $30 for 2 sessions per day.

Tuesday, April 15
SOS: Spring Break Edition: Art Attack Tuesday, April 15, 2:00 p.m. Join us at the library for an art attack! We’ll have four stations with different projects set up, and you can take a turn at all four, or concentrate on three, or two, or just one. Grade K–5 Please pick up a free pass beginning 1/2 hour before the program; each child participating must have a pass. Limit 24. 

Wednesday, April 16
Baby Animal Petting Zoo Wednesday April 16, 11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. Pet the baby animals from the Bar C Ranch Tickets for timed intervals available beginning Wednesday, April 9. Tickets are necessary only if there is inclement weather. Limit: Five Tickets per Adult 

Thursday, April 17
Shenanigans at Central Library Shenanigans Alternating Thursdays at 4:30 p.m.  Make practical or whimsical items and have fun while doing it! All of the programs are free and all materials are supplied!  Grades K–5. Registration is required and may be done by phone or online.

SOS Matinee: An American Tail at Potomac Library Join your siblings or  friends at a school’s out special matinee; you are welcome to bring a snack and drink to enjoy while you watch! All ages. Drop in. No registration required.

Friday, April 18
People love Port Discovery Children’s Museum,
and even though it’s in Baltimore, we’ve got it on our calendar for
their $2 night.  I assume that it’ll be crowded, but if you’re looking
for a fun and inexpensive spring break field trip, this could be it!
Join us on the 3rd Friday of every month for Target $2 Family Fun
Night!  Enjoy a discount admission of $2 from 4pm – 7pm.  Cannot be
combined with any other discounts or coupons.

Want to stay a little closer? It’s GEICO free night at the Children’s Museum at National Harbor
We did this over Christmas, and, again, while you’ll wait in line to
get it, it’s free and fun!  This isn’t my favorite children’s museum, I
think it’s a little small and definitely aimed at the
preschool/kindergarten set.

Saturday, April 19
Easter Egg Hunt: April 19, 2 PM – 3:30 PM Rain or Shine for Kids through 5th grade http://www.nokesvillecob.org/

8899 Sudley Road, Manassas VA 20110
one, come all children to our Annual Easter Egg Hunt, Saturday, April
19th 10:30-11:00 am. We will hear a story, make an Easter craft, and
HUNT for candy-filled Eggs. www.StThomasUMC.org 
the Easter Bunny and hunt for eggs at the Eggstravaganza.  All
children up to age 10 are eligible; parents must pre-register children
by Wednesday, April 16, in order to participate.  The cost is $3 for
LRPRA members and $5 for non-members.  Don’t forget your cameras and
Easter baskets.  Call the Recreation Department at 703-491-2154 for more
details.  Begins at 9am SHARP.  Do not be late or you’ll miss all the
Rippon Lodge Egg Hunt Eggs
have been hidden all over Rippon Lodge and we need your help to find
them.  Egg Hunts will be at 11:30, 12:30, 1:30 and 2:30.  Hunts will be
separated by age groups.  Enjoy fun kid friendly games and crafts all
day long.  Bring a picnic and make a day of it.  House tours available. 
Bring your own basket for egg collecting.  All other activities will be
ongoing throughout the day. Please bring exact change or to speed
entrance process.  VISA and MC accepted.   

Sunday, April 20 (Easter Sunday) 
Spirit and Life Church (Dumfries) and St. Thomas (Manassas) will both have egg hunts after their services on Easter Sunday. 

Don’t forget that there’s school on April 21st as a makeup day for snow!