Week in Preview: December 30, 2013, to January 5, 2014

Happy New Year, readers!! Thanks for sticking with me, even as things got a little spotty while I was in treatment.  I appreciate you guys 🙂 Thank you also to the businesses that have worked with me this year, whether as sponsors or simply by adding their events to our calendar!! I appreciate you guys, too.  I’d like to give a special shoutout to Bessie Bender from Prince William Libraries who has been adding their events to my calendar for some time.  She’s moving on from that task (don’t worry, there’s a new person!) but I so appreciate all the time and energy she’s put into ensuring that you guys are up-to-date on all the fantastic (and free!) programs that the library offers!

Since most of you are probably still getting caught up from Christmas/visitors/school break, I’m just going to feature NYE and pre-registrations this week.  Have a fantastic week and I wish you health, happiness, and hope in 2015. 

Pre-Register/Pick Up Tickets For:
The Life will be offering an College Essay Writing Workshop for students planning to apply for college scholarships. Seating is limited and will be held Saturday, January 4, 2014 at New Life Anointed Ministries “The Life” [Marumsco Plaza 14045 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Woodbridge, VA 22191 – LOCATION CHANGE] from 11am to 1:00pm. This FREE workshop is designed to assist students to write effective essays to accompany scholarship applications. Registration is not required. POC: Christina Finley youth@thelifedc.org or 310-218-9002

Tuesday, December 31st-
New Years Eve Happenings

The Yards in DC is hosting a daytime family celebration to kick off the New Year. “Noon Year’s Eve” will feature music and activities including a countdown and balloon drop at noon, train rides, face painting, magic, and more.

Skate N Fun Zone in Manassas will have 2 balloon drops- one at 3pm and one at Midnight during their “Rock Around The Clock” skates.  Admission includes party favors, a one-hour pizza/soda buffet at 2pm and 10pm, and skating.  Two times, 12pm-6pm or 8pm-1am

The Cavalier in Stafford will host an all night 7pm-7am skate with a prize-filled balloon drop at midnight.

First Night Warrenton will include fun family celebrations at an alcohol-free event.  Over 50 performers are lined up including juggling, music, hayrides and more.  There is an entry-fee for this event, but a “large family rate” is available if that applies to you.

First Night Vienna will also be alcohol free and includes kid-favorites like Groovy Nate, the Great Zucchini, and a 9pm celebration for those with an earlier bedtime, as well as one at midnight.


Watch Night Falls Church includes a dragon slide, moonbounces, a scavenger hunt, entertainment, free popcorn and more. This free event will even have shuttles running every 30 minutes from the East Falls Church Metro Station.


Kids N Motion will have a Kids New Year’s Party with optional sleepover.  You must reserve in advance. 7pm-9am, Balloon drop at 10pm.