Week in Preview: July 30-August 5, 2012

Want to find kid-friendly events in Prince William County? Here are a few of our picks! Don’t foget that you can find more details and events by clicking on the “calendar” tab at the top of the page. Have fun this week!

Also, it’s summer and I’m trying to spend time outside/with the kids, too, so PLEASE send me your events!! I miss a lot when I can’t spend 4 hours a day searching stuff out, so if you know of something happening, whether it’s MOPS registration or a Library event I’m missing, please email it or submit it using the calendar page and clicking “propose an event”!! Let me help you spread the word for free!

Monday, July 30

Honestly, it’s the same-old same ol on the Monday calendar this week, so instead, let me highlight that jcpenney is having FREE haircuts all August for kids in K-6th grades.  They start August 1st, but if you can’t make it that day, make an appointment starting August 1 by calling 855-JCP-KIDS.  The appointments are VERY limited, so put it in your calendar today to make sure you get yours!! I’d imagine the end of the month (right before school starts) will fill up especially fast! In addition to the free kids cut, JCP will donate $1 to the Boys and Girls Clubs of America. 

Tuesday, July 31

 Head south today and check out “School House Rock LIVE!” at the
Riverside Dinner Theater.  This show was sold-out popular when it played
at the Workhouse in Lorton, and although it’s a different cast, you
can’t go wrong with a little grammar rock! On Tuesdays and Thursdays,
lunch shows are BYO, which means tickets are $12 rather than $16. When you pack your lunch, please remember the theater stays nut free. 

Wednesday, August 1

Melvil Dewey, International Library Superstar will be making appearances at Bull Run today at 10:30 and tomorrow at Chinn Park (10:30) and Potomac (2:00).

Thursday, August 2

Step AFRIKA will be heading to the Hylton Performing Arts Center today! The most recent in their Summer Family Series, the tickets for children to this event are only $5.  Get more details on their website and reserve your tickets while you’re there!

Closer to home the Raptor Conservancy of Virginia is back at the libraries with Chinn Park at 2pm and Potomac Library at 7pm.  We attended this show at Independent Hill Library and the kids LOVED it, but it was very full, so plan to arrive early to get a seat, although both of these libraries have larger presentation areas than Independent Hill.

Friday, August 3

Mothers who have experienced the loss of a child are invited to a Yoga Class from Two Tiny hands. The yoga will be beginner level focusing on relaxing poses to help heal and restore.  You must register on a monthly basis by calling Marsha McClellan (director of the Yoga Connection) at 703-608-4138.  The Yoga Connection is located in Manassas and class is from 7-8:15pm. 

Tonight’s family movie in Manassas is Dolphin Tale, which is a fantastic story about a young boy finding a passion in life for working with animals when he helps rescue an injured dolphin on the beach.  With the exception of the boy skipping school to go work with the dolphin, I don’t recall any negative language or topics in this movie. 8:30pm. 

Saturday, August 4

From 9am-12pm head over to your local Home Depot to build a cork bulletin board in partnership with The Lorax movie.   These free workshops are a lot of fun!  Can’t make it today? Plan to hit Lowes next weekend on Saturday morning or Sunday afternoon for Dreamworks-themed projects. Home Depot Workshops are first come first served, Lowes requires registration online.

From 5pm-7:30pm the Manassas Park Community Center will host an Olympic-themed family fun night.  Crafts, games and more are $20 for a family of 5 or $5 per person.  Head to Signal Bay for this event!

Sunday, August 5
From 3-4:30 head to the Harris Pavilion for a Frank Sinatra-esque concert and free Ice Cream.