Week in Preview: October 28- November 3, 2013

Soooo, I’m a little behind and Monday’s half over.  

I’m sorry.

Here we go:

Pre-register/Pick up Tickets for:
Reptile World Third Annual Janice Eisenhart Memorial Program. Learn about the facinating world of reptiles during this captivating program with LIVE animals! (please note: this program will last approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes.) For students in grades K and up and their parents. Free tickets are required and will be available beginning October 28.  (Program will be held November 4 at 7pm at Central Library) 

November 7th at 9:45am- Dr. Suess (Ages 3-5) Code 310401
Let your imagination run wild with Dr. Suess. Join us as we read several of his books and explore them through various projects and activities. $15 SBDCRC November 7th at 9:45am *Note: Let’s Celebrate Fall and Dr. Suess have the same ID Code in the magazine, so confirm you are registered for the correct class when calling.

November 7th at 7pm at Bull Run Library- Tell everyone what you’re thankful for with this fun centerpiece for your family’s Thanksgiving table. Grades K-5. Younger siblings welcome with an adult. Registration required, online, by phone or in person.

Wonderful Wednesday at the Freedom Center in Manassas- Pumpkins: Get ready for fall and Halloween with a day of pumpkin arts and crafts. Caregiver participation required. Cost is $10/class. (703) 993-8444

Girls Lock In and Sleepover (3rd-5th Graders) Code 310204
Join us for a night full of fun.  Snacks and Breakfast will be provided.  Come dressed in your favorite PJs and fuzzy slippers.  Pre-registration required by November 1.  For girls only in 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade.  $30, CAFC November 16th 7pm-7am

Monday, October 28
From 2-3, join Potomac Library for a Halloween “Mish Mash”: Wear your costume, if you’d like, and join us for stories, songs and fingerplays for children ages 2-5. We will have trick-or-treat after the stories! Drop in; no registration required.

I joke about being jealous of all the pink breast cancer events (Brain Awareness is Grey.  You know who wants to eat grey yogurt or buy grey shirts? Nobody.), however it’s important and Novant Health has a fun event where you can get screened, too, tonight from 6-9pm in Haymarket: Our popular Ladies’ Night Out event is back and bigger than ever before. Shop jewelry styles and accessories while trying the latest makeup trends, sampling tasty appetizers and sipping mocktails. Enjoy a complimentary chair massage, enter to win fabulous prizes and walk home with a swanky swag bag. Most important, take the time to get your screening mammogram while supporting other women. Be part of the power of pink and join us. 

Tuesday, October 29
Don’t run out of time to visit the pumpkin patch!! Our Fall Fun Guide has a big list of them, as well as trunk or treats and more! 

Spooky Tots at Virginia Gateway, Atlas Walk in Gainesville, will be at 10:30am.  This free event will include songs, facepainting, Halloween Crafts, giveaway, and more! 

Wednesday, October 30
Trick or Treat at Envoy! On Wednesday, October 30th Envoy Nursing home will be giving out candy to little trick or treaters that show up at our facility between 2pm and 6pm. This offers a safe environment for little ones to trick or treat and allows our residents to enjoy seeing them in their costumes! (14906 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Woodbridge, VA 22191) We’ll be there at 4pm. 

From 4-7pm, kids who come in costume will get a free 4 count kids meal at Chick Fil A Sudley Manor (Manassas)

Thursday, October 31 HALLOWEEN
Chinn Library will host two costume parades, one at 10:30am and one at 2pm.  

Join the Marketplace at Madison Crescent for face painting, goody bags, trick or treat, and a costume contest with cash prizes from 3pm-5pm! 

We’ve got trunk-or-treat or trick-or-treat events on the calendar at Manassas Mall, Potomac Mills Mall, Manassas Park Community Center, Manassas St. Thomas and Church on the Move,

Friday, November 1
As the weather gets colder, figure out your favorite indoor play area!! We’ve got bounce houses like Kids N Motion, House of Bounce, Jump N Jimmys and more!! We’d love your feedback as it’s been years since we’ve been to some of them! Send your reviews to us via email or Facebook

Saturday, November 2
Haven’t had enough Halloween yet? A zombie walk is what happens when a group of people dress up like zombies, meet someplace and then lurch, shuffle and basically go for a walk together making zombie noises.  The 3rd Annual Fredericksburg Zombie Walk, benefiting the Hope House, SECA, the King George Food Bank and S.E.R.V.E, will take place November 2nd, 2013. Please bring a nonperishable food item, a household cleaning product or a roll of paper towels to donate and read the event information in its entirety.

From 7:30-10, Middle Schoolers can enjoy a night out at Chinn Rec Center: DJ/Music, wallyball, dodgeball, basketball, lounge area.  7:30-10pm $5, PWCS Student ID required. Grades 6-8 ONLY. 

Sunday, November 3
Middle and High Schoolers can enjoy a free open gym at Potomac Crest Baptist Church beginning at 6pm.