Alexandria Mom's Calendar of Events

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Alexandria Library Summer Quest Program


Start off summer with a bang at the Charles E. Beatley, Jr. Central Library – located at 5005 Duke Street – on Monday, June 27 at 2 p.m. with the SummerQuest Kick Off Party. 

SummerQuest – Alexandria Library’s summer reading program for ages 0 to 5 and 6 to 12 – will host its kick off party with fun crafts, games, snacks and prizes for children.
This annual summer reading program provides learning and fun for all ages. Entertainment includes music, magic, storytelling, reading, nature shows, dancing, plays, puppet shows, movies and more!

SummerQuest is divided into three groups: SummerQuest, Jr. (Ages 0-5), SummerQuest (Ages 6-12) and Teen Summer Reading (Ages 12-18). This year’s theme is “Read for the Win!”
Most programs for the summer reading program do not require registration to attend. Scheduled events for this year’s SummerQuest programs are listed here

Research shows that the summer learning slide can be avoided by engaging children in reading and other enrichment programs over the summer. 


For more information on SummerQuest and other summer programs, please visit our website at www.alexandria.lib.va.us or contact Anton Murray at 703-746-1770.

Friday, June 17, 2016

Del Ray "Urban Farm" Tour July 16

DIY Del Ray, a local blog that features stories about projects to do around your home, will host a free urban farm tour in Del Ray on Saturday, July 16 from 9-11 a.m. 
The 2-hour guided bike tour will take you to several Del Ray “urban farms” where you can:

- See what types of food you can grow in your own backyard.

- Learn about crop rotation and companion planting.

- Get tips on creating the perfect soil.

- Find out how to safely protect your crops from pests.

- Meet other people in the neighborhood who love to garden.

- Get inspired to create your own urban farm.

Space is limited, so please reserve your spot at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/2016-diy-del-ray-urban-farm-tour-tickets-25950699240
For more information, visit http://www.diydelray.com