Week in Preview: June 11-17th 2012

Ahh, blogging how I missed you without my keyboard working last week!  Have any of you ever tried writing a serious post or email on your iPhone? (I’m not hating on my iPhone, I actually love it lots and lots, but seriously, it’s not a computer!)

Anyway, all whining aside, I’m always excited heading into summer because there are so many fun things to do that start popping up! Look for a fun new feature to be available this week on the website.  Also, this weekend is Father’s Day, and that’s fun, too! 

This Week is probably your last shot for pick your own strawberries, and then you’re gonna have to hold out for peaches or blueberries.  Just a note 🙂 

Here are a few of my picks for kid-friendly activities in Prince William County this week.  Remember the full calendar is at the top of the page, just click “calendar”.

Monday, June 11
Become a fan of the PWC Library on Facebook and you’ll be entered to win a prize! However, note that there is NOT bedtime story hour at Chinn Library tonight. 

While we’re talking about the library, be sure that you SIGN UP FOR SUMMER QUEST! This free summer program gets your child tons of fun prizes just for reading.  We’ve also got a list of Free Prizes for Reading, if you can’t participate in Summer Quest. 

Tuesday, June 12
Dr. Frank (4335 Ridgewood Center) will host a free Kona Ice Truck for anyone that wants to drop by from 2:30-4:30pm.

Make-it/Take-it at Michaels Arts and Crafts stores.  Purchase a coffee mug and decorate it for father’s day for free! 6-8pm for ages 3 and older while supplies last.

Wednesday, June 13
10-11am, hit Manassas Mall for their Movers and Shakers Club.  Princess Amy and Pirate Rob will meet kids outside the JC Penny with a Health focus. Free.

If your teenager is already on half days (or done! way to go getting out of exams!) be sure to check out our calendar for the Manassas Park Community Center’s list of great teen events.  These programs are all under $5 and a great way to keep your teen busy during the afternoon. 

Thursday, June 14
Join the Boys and Girls Clubs of PWC for an open house from 5-7pm to learn more about their summer camps and tour the facilities.  Camps will be held in Manassas, Dale City (Hylton) and Dumfries (Heiser) all summer long. 

Friday, June 15
6-8pm, Make-it/Take-it at Michaels Arts and Crafts stores. Duct Tape wallet for father’s day.  Ages 3 and up.  Free.

From 7pm-8:30pm, send your daddy and his favorite girl (besides you, of course!) out for Father/Daughter Dance at the Manassas Park Community Center! $15/couple resident, $20/non-resident, $5 for additional daughters.  Prince includes a DJ, corsage, and refreshments.  Grades K-5 with their favorite male relative or guardian.  Call 703-335-8672

Celebrate the last day of school from 2pm-7pm by wearing your flip flops to your local Tropical Smoothie Cafe.  Get a free Jetty Punch just for sporting your birkenstocks 🙂 

Saturday, June 16
10am-12pm Make-it/Take-it at Michaels Arts and Crafts stores.  Purchase a plain t-shirt or tie and decorate it for free for Father’s Day.  Ages 3 and up while supplies last. 

From 11-2 experience what life might have been like in the county’s only one-room African-American schoolhouse for their “Juneteenth” celebration at Lucasville School.  $5 tours. 

At 2pm, Cantebury Woods in Lake Ridge will host CRIBS for their summer reading kickoff.  Ages 5-8 are invited to come enjoy the fun and learn more about STEM summer camps. 

Pack a picnic snack and head over to Sean Connaughton Plaza for the US Navy Cruiser’s free concert at 7pm. (This is located next to the government complex on the left when you’re headed to the Potomac Nationals Stadium)

Sunday, June 17th (FATHER’S DAY)
In honor of Father’s Day, all fathers that visit Prince William County Historic Sites on Father’s Day weekend will be given a complimentary tour of the site. If you dad enjoys military history, a history of tools, or anything else “manly”, treat Dad to a visit of Ben Lomond Historic Site. 

More freebies for Fathers can be found at this link of Father’s Day Freebies 2012