Week in Preview: August 12 to August 18, 2013

Animated Child will have Jackson Pollock demonstration classes this week, but you have to pre-register!  Call 703-763-0003.  Times vary by age group.   While you’re on the phone, ask about their parents night/day out programs! 


You can try Ice Skating for Free on Sunday! Try Ice Skating for Free is for beginners age 4 to adult. Skate rental is provides. There will be 30 minutes of instruction and 30 minutes of free skating.
Registration on-line is required at www.pwice.com.


Plan ahead for the 22nd when Leesylvania will offer a “Survival 101” class. Wilderness survival is all about being prepared. Come to the Visitor Center to learn the basic skills you should know before going on extended outdoor adventures. We will look at how to prioritize tasks, what tools you might need and how to use them. At the end of the program make a survival bracelet to get your survival kit started.
For more information please call 703-583-6904.

Sign up now for next week (August 25/26) Lowe’s Build and Grow

Monday, August 12
A La Carte Caterers will be offering a week of classes for elementary kids.  Email  
kim@alacartecaters.com to get more information. Classes are 3-6pm.

From 11-12:30, Potomac Library will be showing Tim Burton’s “The Corpse Bride”. Kids can bring a snack and watch for free. Note this move is PG.

Tuesday, August 13
Sweet Creations in Bristow will host children’s author Julia Heckathorn, who will be reading about animals and conservation and signing her books.  Children’s yogurt will be $3.  I love events like these, because they really encourage children that authors are real people- and they can be them, too! Event starts at 1pm, and I’ve never been to Sweet Creations, so I’m not sure about seating.

It’s $2 Tuesday at the Prince William County Fair.  Admission and ride tickets will be $2/each, and NO wristbands will be sold- so if you were planning to purchase them, today isn’t your day.

Wednesday, August 14
At 10am, Oh Susannah will play at Stonebridge for their Summer Music Series.  Bring your own seating, if you will need it.

For Kindergartners, previous walkers (or homeschoolers- you know your kids want to ride the bus), there will be school buses at Bull Run, Central, Chinn, Dale City, Dumfries, Independent Hill, Lake Ridge, and Potomac Libraries at 10:30am.

Thursday, August 15
Kidgits will be hosting a Back to School themed event this month, including school inspired crafts, a live puppet show, and back-to-school fashions and coupons.  This event is from 10-11am, and while you don’t have to be a Kidgits member, members do get special gifts.

At 11, Potomac Library will host an end-of-summer ice cream social.  Drop-in for all ages.

From 7-8:15pm, Huntington Learning Center will present tips and tricks for making this school year a success for parents and caregivers, and will cover topics such as homework, SOLs, and more at Bull Run Library.  For adults.

Friday, August 16
If you need a quieter end to your week, Soaring Spirit in Occoquan will be offering Mom/Tot and Prenatal Yoga.  Mom/Tot starts at 6:15pm and Prenatal Yoga will be at 7:15pm.  Students may drop in, or purchase a pass.

For $20, parents can drop their children (ages 5-11) off at the Freedom Center from 6:30-9:30pm for games, fun, swimming, and pizza.  Get a date night, or take a nap!  Children must be registered by Thursday night at 10pm.

Saturday, August 17
Ninth Dragon Martial Arts in Dumfries is celebrating their birthday with an open house including face painting, moon bounces, burgers and hot dogs, arts and crafts, and mini-seminars and demonstrations.  They’re also advertising spaces for those wishing to sell or demo products.  10am-3pm

Saturday night, you can take your pick from Saturday Nights at the Workhouse (Lorton), a free concert at the Harris Pavilion (Manassas), or the Karate Kid movie at Stonebridge (Woodbridge).  All three are free.

Sunday, August 18
Try Ice Skating for Free is for beginners age 4 to adult. Skate rental is provides. There will be 30 minutes of instruction and 30 minutes of free skating. Registration on-line is required at www.pwice.com. Classes will be at 4pm.