Week In Preview: May 21 to May 27, 2012

Hello readers!  For those of you that are new, each week I try to provide a list of what’s coming up in Prince William County that’s kid friendly or family friendly so you know where to go!  Here’s my list of highlights for this week, but remember that you can always find a full calendar right here on the website!  Also, be sure to check out our event map and contests while you’re here!

Reminder: This is a long holiday weekend for most people, so plan for extra traffic and extra people.  Also, be sure to call ahead to your favorite locations to make sure they’re open BEFORE you head out the door! 

Monday, May 21
On Mondays, Locust Shade Park offers reduced fees in their batting cage.  This fantastic park also features put put, fishing, an amphitheater and more!
In the evening, it’s Bedtime Story Hour at Chinn Park Library.  These evening events can be a great way to finish your day. 7pm

Tuesday, May 22
It’s Toddler Tuesdays at the Manassas Museum. This program is designed for younger preschool children and is $10. Pre-registration is encouraged but not required, but space is limited.
Got Teens? Manassas Park Community Center features a great lineup of classes.  Everything from Whiffleball to Etiquette is offered, and the drop-in fee is only $2.

Wednesday, May 23
At 10:30am head over to Virginia Gateway (Gainesville peeps- this one’s for you!) to catch the Great Zucchini!  It’s the return of “Little Tots” and it’s a lot of fun for free!
From 11am-7pm, it’s also Free Slurpee Day! Why not grab a cold one and meet a friend at a local park? We’ve got reviews of several great Prince William County Parks!

Thursday, May 24
Up for a field trip? On Tuesdays and Thursdays the Riverside Dinner Theatre in Fredericksburg offers discount seating to their current children’s production.  Right now it’s “Seussical: The Musical” and you can bring your own lunch and enjoy the show for $12.  Nut products are forbidden, so no PB&J.
From 6-7pm history enthusiasts can enjoy a “Fireside Chat” at Ben Lomond Historic site.  This is a free program, but donations are accepted.  Light refreshments will be served.

Friday, May 25
Strawberry season will be over before you know it, so make sure you get out to pick your own berries before the season ends! Yankee Farms in Nokesville is on our list, but we also recommend Westmoreland Berry Farm and have a list of Pick Your Own Produce Farms near Prince William County.
Northern Virginia Player’s “Mulan Junior” starts tonight in Burke.  Check out this great homeschool cast as they tell the story of a young girl who finds herself and saves her country.

Saturday, May 26
Wegmans’ Gainesville Virginia location will host two “Sugar and Spice” kids in the kitchen classes on Saturday.  Be sure to register in advance at the customer service desk.
From 10:30-1, your Pokemon enthusiast can meet with others at the Dale City Neighborhood Library for play and trading.

Sunday, May 27
If you’re not going out of town for the long weekend, why not enjoy one of the local pools? If it’s still too chilly for your outdoors, Chinn Park’s indoor pool offers a special rate for family swim beginning at noon.
Like your water a little colder?  How about ice skating at Prince William Ice Arena? Open skate is at 12 and 2.

Reminder- Have you signed up for Summer Camp and Vacation Bible School yet? These options fill up quickly, so be sure to check out our Prince William County Summer Camp Guide and our Prince William County Vacation Bible School Listing!  If you need to add a camp or VBS, it’s not too late! Just shoot me an email and I’ll be happy to add your event!