Week in Preview: April 21-27, 2014

Good Morning Mamas!!! I hope that you had a fantastic Easter/Passover/Spring Break, whatever it was you were doing last week!

Now here’s what’s up!

Pre-Register/RSVP For:
Friday from 10-11am, join the Freedom Center for “Spring Has Sprung” Join us in celebrating warmer weather! Flowers are sure to bloom in this springtime crafts class. Caregiver participation required. This event is priced at $10. 

The May 3rd Home Depot Kids Workshop is coming up- be sure to register online!

Monday, April 21
Tonight is our adult reader meetup for the month, and it’s a Homeschool Info Session.  The planned format is that we have a very diverse panel of moms and dads who will be taking questions for the first 30 minutes, and then we’ll have 30 minutes for you to meet some of the resources/groups that are coming, as well as to ask more in-depth questions of the parents on the panel (or anyone else there). I’ll also be taking down information to share on the site! To RSVP to join us, click here.  This should be great for new homeschoolers, potential homeschoolers, and even “old hat” homeschoolers looking for some new tricks 🙂 See you tonight!

Tuesday, April 22
From 11-12, Let your child play, learn, and grow in a safe and friendly atmosphere.  Chinn Playgroup is a great chance for parents to make new friends while the children enjoy open free play in the gym.  Little Adventures follows PWC Schools schedule for inclement weather and does not meet on school holidays or teacher workdays.  Feb 4-June 10th Tuesdays.  $3/child. 

7pm The ARC of Prince William County facilitates an Autism Parent Support Group that meets the 4th Tuesday of each month. This parent-run group offers support, education, and social opportunities for families who have children (of any age) on the Autism spectrum. Child care is available. Call 703-730-3124 or email jrussell@arcgpw.org for more information.  Event at the Muriel Humphrey Center, 13505 Hillendale Dr. Woodbridge(www.pwmoms.com)

Wednesday, April 23

In the evening, I’ll be attending PotomacLocal.com’s “Cocktails and Cupcakes” event to benefit The House, Inc in Woodbridge.  I’d love to see some of you there!! $20 tickets include cupcakes, appetizers, and a cash bar.  All proceeds will benefit the selected charity. 

Thursday, April 24
Have a nervous reader? From 4-5pm Reading to Rover PAL (People Animals Love) provides early readers and kids who just love to read the opportunity to read to registered therapy dogs in a relaxed atmosphere. Bring your own book or use one of ours.  Ages 6–10 at Chinn Library.

From 7-7:45, get a Mommy and Me workout- Join us for ZumbAtomic!  It’s Zumba the parents love, but taught in a dance class format, for the kids!  Kids will learn a dance routine in each class!  Just $5/participant!  Visit www.spiritcatcherproductions.com to reserve your space!
*Classes at the Rescue Squad!

Friday, April 25
Need to get inside? Friday Flicks – Fridays, 10:30a.m. Join us for quality movies based on books. Each week’s films have a different theme. Parents and their children, daycare providers and daycare centers with their children are all invited to attend.  Ages 2–7 with a caregiver. Drop-in. Chinn Library

Need to get outside? Our site has lots of playground/park info! Just click here for more information about Leesylvania, Fantasy Playground, and more! Need even more outdoor info (yay!) check out our friends at NovaOutdoors.com.

Saturday, April 26
The Grand Opening of the Promenade at Virginia Gateway will be this weekend!! More info (and our giveaway) are located here!!

Inclusive Storytime – 4th Saturday 11:00 a.m. at Chinn Library. Children with varying learning styles and abilities will relax and have fun together in a safe and supportive environment where respect and appreciation for differences is encouraged.  Ages 2 and up with a caregiver.

Tonight’s Potomac Nationals game will include Fireworks after the event! 


Sunday, April 27
The Grand Opening of the Promenade at Virginia Gateway will be this weekend!! More info (and our giveaway) are located here!!

Like Pirates? Check out a Pirates of Penzance themed spring concert! Please come join us for our annual Spring concert!  This year we are singing some great selections from Gilbert & Sullivan’s Pirates of Penzance. We also have some fun arrangements of Forget About the Boy, Pure Imagination and much much more! Come join NDC on this vocal voyage!!!!