The Week in Preview May 14th to 20th, 2012

Happy Back-to-Normal Day! (Waking up with no cute Mother’s Day cards shoved in your face is always such a let down on Monday morning!) I hope that you all had wonderful weekends!

For those of you that are new to PwcMoms, on Mondays I try to do a little preview of the week.  These are just events that I decide to feature, but there are tons more by clicking “Calendar” at the top of the page.  Also, check out the Event Map button, too, for a google map of the day’s activities and even driving directions, if you need them!
Have a great week!
Monday
At 12pm, Chinn Library hosts their lunch bunch.  Bring a bagged lunch and listen to stories in the library’s community room.  We’ve been to this event a few times and we always enjoy listening.  You’ll be eating on the floor, so crackers and cheese and grapes is a better idea than anything requiring silverware. 
Also, in case you missed it over the weekend, we’ve got some amazing giveaways going on right now! First, enter to win a Bugaboo Cameleon Stroller from Baby Blossom (don’t need a stroller? Why not try to win for a friend!).  This contest is one entry only, but you can enter at any of 4 participating sites.
Second, we’ve got Big Time Rush tickets from Jiffy Lube Live! You can enter this contest DAILY for extra chances to win! (And in response to an email, yes, your spouse can also enter daily.)
It’s Dollar Night at the Potomac Nationals, too! Even if you don’t want to stay for the whole game (it’s a school night, after all!) it’s okay to leave if the tickets were only $1! 
Tuesday
LLL of Woodbridge lost their normal meeting space and so this week, they will meet at Chinn Library.  The time is the same, but please be sure to note the location change!! 
Tuesday evening, our friends from Group Therapy Associates will be hosting two classes at Sport and Health Gainesville.  You can register for these free classes (which come with a bonus 30 day membership!) at eventbrite here:  Play Your Way To Fitness or Happier Healthier You.  I think the “Play Your Way to Fitness” class sounds especially perfect for anyone with small children, but both should be fantastic!
Tuesday is also a huge day for Kids Eat Free.  Don’t forget I’ve got a list of Kids Eat Free options, and I’m happy to add any I’m missing! Just leave a comment! 
Wednesday
At 10:30 am, if you’ve got a preschooler you’re going to want to be at Chinn Library for a very special fire safety stour hour with a bonus visit from PWC Fire and Rescue (and their TRUCKS!).
Also, Central Library has an Animal Farm event coming up on the 23rd, and free tickets are available beginning today.  Free tickets for these types of events always go quickly, so be sure to swing by! 
Need an indoor option? Novak’s Gymnastics has open gym at 10:45 and your first visit is free.  After that it’s just $5. 
Thursday
From 10am-11am it’s Kidgits week at Potomac Mills Mall! You can sign up for $5 and get special gifts each month, or just show up for the entertainment.
Bull Run Library’s American Girls Book Club is tonight at 7pm.  You must preregister, though, so be sure to call ahead!
Friday
From 6-9pm the JCC of DC will have a special family shabbat.  This isn’t PWC, but if your family is Jewish, this sounds like a really neat event! (PS- if you go, I’m not responsible for your kids wanting to dye their hair multicolored!)
Of course, Friday night is always a hit for kids night out at Jumping Jimmy’s or Kids N Motion, but be sure to register in advance for these, too, as your date night won’t happen if they don’t have enough kids registered by Wednesday! 
Saturday
There will be a health and fitness fair at Pfitzner Stadium from 10am-4pm.  We’re told there will be rock climbing, a petting zoo, coloring, BMX demonstrations and more.  
Saturday is National Kids to Parks Day.  All VA State Parks will have a celebration of some kind, so pick your favorite and head out! Featured on our calendar is one at Occoquan Regional Park with hiking, kayaking and fitness information! 
Sunday
Sunday is Farmer’s Market day at our house, but if you’re looking for a few inside options, the Riverside Dinner Theatre in Fredericksburg is showing Seussical for their Kid’s Matinee!
Ballet Fans? Manassas Ballet Theatre will be presenting Swan Lake at 7:30pm.