Week in Preview: August 5th-August 11th

While there’s tons to choose from on our calendar, here are a couple of high lights for the week!

Monday, August 5th
Pack a snack and head inside to Potomac Library for “Atlantis: The Lost Empire” beginning at 11am.  Limit of 125 viewers due to space constraints.
Older children (Middle and High School) can get a mendhi painted on at Chinn Library from 2-3pm.  Limited to the first 50 participants.

Tuesday, August 6th
August 6th is National Night Out  and there are plans in some local communities for events.  Manassas and Georgetown South both have events on our calendar, and PWC Police will run two motorcades, Western PWC will go to New Bristow Village, Westgate, Stonington, Crossroads Village, and Saranac.  The Eastern PWC Motorcade will go through Quantico, Port Potomac, Ruler, County Center, and Kenmar.  Your local neighborhood may also be holding a neighborhood watch program.

Wednesday, August 7th
We’re heading quickly towards the end of summer, so if you have a younger child and haven’t checked out the Parent/Tot playdate at Waterworks yet, head on over! This program begins at 9am, and gives young children a chance to play before the park gets crowded and hot.
There are Wednesday lunch concerts in Old Town Manassas beginning at 11:30am each week.  With this week’s more temperate forecast, why not pack a picnic and enjoy the sounds of summer?

Thursday, August 8th
At 10:30 you can join “Uncle Pete Rocks” at Chinn Library: Experience the extravaganza of an “Uncle Pete Rocks” show. Join in the high-energy fun and musical silliness as he sings & plays with The Invisible Band! For ages 2 and up.
At 11, get your hands dirty with the Master Gardeners at Independent Hill Library: The Prince William Virginia Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners present your garden as you’ve never seen it. Dig in and discover what the worms and seeds are doing to the soil of your garden. For children entering grades 1 and up.
The Rainbow Puppets will perform at Central Library on August 15th.  Ticket pickup begins today for this show: Participate in the excitement as twenty giant puppets sing dinosaur songs, and do the dinosaur hop in this highly interactive show.Children ages 2 and up accompanied by an adult. Pick up FREE tickets beginning August 8.

Friday, August 9th
Sign up now for a “Friday Night on the Rocks” so your kids can have fun while you get a break! http://climb-va.com/
Bring a blanket and head to the Harris Pavilion for a free kid-friendly movie beginning at 8:30pm.

Saturday, August 10th
Premiere Martial Arts is having a “Back to School Success” seminar for kids.  Join us for this free event and let us help your child succeed in school! Our positive team of instructors are here to help motivate your child to succeed!  We have a built in achievement program that will build your child’s confidence and help them to achieve their greatest potential! Reserve your child’s place for this Saturday by emailing or calling today! (703) 361-3428
10AM will bring a “Sensory Friendly” showing of Smurfs 2 at AMC Theatres.
Sign up in advance at the Lake Manassas Wegmans for “Sausage and Salad”: First, we’ll make a colorful, crunchy Rainbow Crunch Salad, then take a trio of sausages for a dip in tzatziki (Greek cucumber-yogurt dip), 2 kinds mustards, and a fruity-mustardy dip.
From 10:30-11:30 the Bob Brown Puppets will perform “Mother Goose Cabose” at the Locust Shade Park Amphitheater Delight yourself as all of Mother Goose’s characters fall out of the train and hilarious antics ensue. $4 for ages 2 and up (I recommend bringing cash)

Sunday, August 11th
Two chances for Ice Cream Fun on Sunday, as you head either to Manassas for an Ice Cream Social and outdoor concert or to Pump it Up for their Sundaes on Sunday program!