Week in Preview: August 5th-August 12th, 2012

We’re excited to be hitting another VBS this week, in addition to getting ready to start our educational year.  We start the 3rd week of August, so our summer is almost over! My Singapore Math box arrives from UPS on Tuesday and then the fun really starts đŸ˜‰ 

For those of you who aren’t already lesson planning away, here’s a few highlights from this week’s calendar.  Don’t forget that you can find the entire calendar by clicking the link at the top of the page.  While you’re there, feel free to add your kid-friendly events in Prince William County by clicking on “Propose an Event”.

From 1:30-3:30pm, head to Bull Run Regional Library to get a free back-to-school vision screening from the folks at Target.  These free screenings are a great way to make sure your kid can see the blackboard and not miss a beat this school year!
From 6:30-7:30pm, Prince William Ice Center (Dale Blvd, Woodbridge VA) will be hosting a parents info session for Prince William Hockey Club.  Email outreach@pwhockey.com

From 12-2pm, head over to AMC and “Bring Your Baby” to watch The Amazing Spider Man in a stroller and breast-feeding friendly environment. 
At 2pm, grades 6 and up can head to Chinn Park Regional Library (13065 Chinn Park Drive  Woodbridge, VA 22192) for a Marshmallow Building Challenge, or, head to Potomac Library (2201 State Route 642, Woodbridge VA)
 with your 1st-5th grader to do some paper weaving.  Come at 1:30 to claim your limited free tickets for this free program at 2. 

It’s Little Tots day in Gainesville! Join the fun at 10am for Blue Sky Puppet Theatre.  
In the evening, Ben Lomond Historic Site (Ben Lomond Historic Site, 10321 Sudley Manor Drive, Manassas, VA 20109) has their Family Evening at 6 p.m.- 8 p.m. $1 when coming from the Sudley Manor Rd Chick-Fil-A.  $2 
Learn about the importance of an herb garden, both past and present.  Children can pick herbs from Ben Lomond’s herb garden and make their very own lavender sachet.

At 10am, Locust Shade Park’s amphitheater will present Ryan Buckle and Friends- Science You Can Sing To.  This performance is $4 for ages 2 and up.  
Also today, check out the calendar for “Creepy Crawlies” at Leesylvania State Park, as well as multiple library events. 

From 2-3 you can make an Eid card at Chinn Park Library (13065 Chinn Park Drive  Woodbridge, VA 22192)! They’ll provide all the supplies for this free, drop-in event.  
Have you been to a baseball game in awhile? No? Because you should go to one.  Tonight, the Potomac Nationals play and afterwards, kids run the bases.  Good stuff!! Better yet, hit the game tomorrow night (Saturday) for scout night when scouts can camp out after the game AND there’s fireworks!! 

If you’re feeling like a drive, Springfield UMC (7047 Old Keene Mill Rd. Springfield, VA 22150) will have a “Wheels Gone Wild” event for kids to come out and have fun exploring trucks, cars, and more.  $2. 
Looking for an evening event? There’s a movie in Costello Park in Manassas and a Quad Concert at the Lorton Workhouse!! Pack your bugspray and your blanket and have fun!! (PS- for those of you that have asked if I can tell the outdoor movie people to start earlier, I could tell them that, but they’d tell me the projection won’t be clear until it’s dark)

Mothers get in free today at the Manassas Park Community Center (99 Adams St., Manassas Park, VA, 20110) with a paying child.  Stay in Manassas for an orchestra concert and free ice cream social! (9201 Center Street, Manassas, VA 20110)