Week In Preview, August 13-19, 2012

Y’all, I know I’m supposed to be a model of exceptionally high-fun parenting (or something) but I am exhausted! Getting ready for back to school and a summer full of fun has left me ready for a nap!! I’m secretly hoping that I can convince my children that Prince William County, as a whole, is on vacation this week and that we have to stay home and fold laundry and play in the back yard while mommy hides in a corner reading on her kindle.

I think they’re too smart for that, but I’m hoping.  

If you’re still going strong this summer, here are some highlights for the upcoming week that are kid-friendly/family-friendly!

Monday, August 13
Head to Bull Run Library (8051 Ashton Avenue  Manassas, VA 20109) from 11-11:45 to “shake, wiggle, move & groove while singing, dancing and playing with scarves, rhythm sticks, shakey eggs and more!” Ages 2-6 with an adult. FREE admission tokens available 30 minutes before program begins.

Have a golfer in your family? General’s Ridge (9701 Manassas Drive, Manassas Park, VA 20111) will be having a 1pm tee time for $39, which will help support the Wounded Warrior Project, as well as be entered into the Guiness Book of World Records as they attempt to have the most simultaneous golfers at over 100 courses across the country, all supporting this great charity. 

Tuesday, August 14
Today is $2 Tuesday at the Prince William County Fair. No wristbands are for sale, but tickets for each ride will be $2 each.  

Firefighters, Police, and Military are free from today to the 18th with a paying child at the Manassas Park Community Center (99 Adams Street, Manassas Park VA) 

Wednesday, August 15
Various libraries will be hosting “Big Yellow Bus” day today, for Kindergartners and any other students who have never ridden the bus.  Check the calendar for specific locations and times.  This could be a fun opportunity for homeschoolers, too! 

It’s Barefoot and Pregnant Night with the Potomac Nationals.  Check out the deals and enter to win some great prizes if you’re expecting! 

Thursday, August 16
It’s time for Kidgits! This week, join Princess Amy and Pirate Rob in the Grand Court near TJ Maxx.  These events are free and theres a special free gift for Kidgits members and it’s just $5 to join. This event begins at 10am.

From 10:30 to 11:30am head over to Chinn Park Library for a bilingual program for ages 2 and up.  Free tokens will be given out 30 minutes prior to the event. 

Friday, August 17
We’re heading towards the end of summer, and while their are still some local Friday night movie nights, I wanted to note two events that have been on the calendar forever, and might be a great option for an end of summer special one week.  Target sponsors reduced-rate nights at Children’s Museums on Fridays.  You can head to the Children’s Museum of Richmond (one of our favorites) or Port Discovery in Maryland for a reduced price. 

Saturday, August 18

Sunday, August 19
Have you been ice skating this summer? 2:10-4:10 at the Prince William Ice Center! How about been to one of our  local water parks?  How about hitting one of those today after the Farmer’s market?