Week in PreView April 16th-22nd

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Monday, April 16th
Honestly Monday doesn’t look that exciting.  Same combination of library, boucing, skating, etc, but nothing out of the ordinary.  Some weeks are like that.  Or, maybe I’m missing something! I don’t know if you don’t tell me! Submit your events under the “Calendar” tab by clicking “Propose an Event”!!

Tuesday, April 17th
Starting today the big event for the week will be the space shuttle arrival here in Virginia! There will be flyovers, viewing parties, welcome parties, student days and more.  For the full schedule and additional activities or ways to view the shuttle arrival, you can view our list here, or find it on the calendar. 

Wednesday, April 18th
Smalltalkers will be hosting free German lessons on Wednesday for ages 18months-3 years and on Thursday for ages 3-8.  RSVPs are required to 571-308-2211.  Smalltalkers is located in Centreville, but is easy to get to for several Prince William County locations.  These kid friendly language classes are worth a look!

Wednesday is also the final day to register for STEP (Systematic Training for Effective Parenting) from the Prince William Cooperative Extension. STEP is a six-week discussion group for parents looking for more effective communication and discipline.  Classes are offered in English and Spanish.  The cost is $40 per individual OR couple.  Childcare is not available.  Wednesdays April 18th-May 30th skipping 5/23 7-9pm at the Dumfries Community Center.  Call 703-792-6288.

Thursday, April 19th
It’s Kidgits Luau time!! Children will enjoy a hula lesson, Hawaiian limbo, free leis and much more.  Simon Kidgits members will receive a free bug net, while supplies last.  10am-11am.  Going? Don’t forget to stop by Customer Service and show them our guest blog to receive your free coupon book!

Friday, April 20th
It’s “Science After Dark” Friday Nights in April! Hylton Planetarium will have shows at 6 (Laser Country), 7:30 (Laser Metallica) and 9:00 (Laser Pink Floyd). Tickets for each show are $10 at the door. Seating is limited to the first 65 people each show so come early.

Saturday, April 21st
April 21-29th is National Park Week, and admisison to national parks is free! 

Kids N Action Martial Arts is offering two free classes for Stranger Danger.  10am will be ages 3-7 and 11am ages 8 and up.  Spaces are limited, so be sure to call to pre-register.

Evening ideas? Why not head to the Potomac Nationals for Fireworks night?

Sunday, April 22nd- Earth Day
Come meet Eme & help raise funds for the Curing Retinal Blindness Fund; 15% of purchases will be donated by Swirlies; face painting; balloon animals; Braille demonstrations; raffles; giveaways; hula hoop contests; silent auction for theme baskets; games for kids; and maybe, just maybe…a bounce house

Trying to keep it low-calorie?  ZooZoo at the Hylton Perfomring Arts Center features a menagerie like no other – a giant dinosaur, hungry anteaters, hitchhiking rabbits, introverted frogs, cantankerous polar bears, hippos and tricky penguins – filling the stage with wit, wonder and mesmerizing mayhem. $15 Adults; $5 Children