Alexandria Mom's Calendar of Events

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Book Collection

8th grade members of the GW Middle School National Junior Honor Society are collecting gently-used childrens' books (pre-K to 8th grade) for the Dream Dog Foundation's "Alexandria Book Shelf", a program that puts free books in the hands of local school children. 
See the link below for more info on the numerous ABS locations:
http://www.dreamdog.org/dreamdog-kids-making-a-difference/
Donations may be delivered to 912 North Overlook Drive, Alexandria VA (feel free to leave on front porch) or you can call/text Chalin Smith at 703-447-9139 to arrange a pick-up. 
So that we may get them into the various sites in time for the new school year, we need all donations by Friday, August 14th. 
Thank you for your support.
-- Macy Carlson, Emory Hayes, Maggie Hicks, and Maddie Toaso! GW Middle School National Junior Honor Society

Friday, July 24, 2015

Senior Services "Senior Academy"

Senior Services of Alexandria is pleased to announce a new program that we
have developed in partnership with Alexandria's Office of Communications.

The "Senior Academy" is a four-week course designed to provide Alexandria's
seniors with an opportunity to gain exposure to the City's various
government functions, learn about local organizations that provide services
and programs for our senior community, and help seniors get involved!
Classes will be held each Wednesday from 10am-noon on September 9, 16, 23
and 30. Attendees will "graduate" during the October 13 City Council
Meeting. I have attached a copy of the draft agenda and the marketing
postcard we are distributing to promote the event.

The topics included are:

* Getting to know your City and How you can Make a Difference!

* Community Resources

* City Services for Seniors

* Leisure, Cultural and Educational Opportunities.

Since space is limited to just 25 City residents aged 60+, and we would
appreciate your sharing this information with your contacts so they may sign
up before the August 14 deadline. The program is free and we will be
serving light refreshments each morning. 

If you have any questions please contact me at
<mailto:executivedirector@seniorservicesalex.org>
executivedirector@seniorservicesalex.org or 703-836-4414, ext. 111.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Movies Under The Stars

The public is invited to attend Wednesday & Saturdayoutdoor movies on a three-story high movie screen under the stars at City parks. All movies begin at approximately 8:30 pm(at dusk). Admission is free.
  • Wednesday, July 22: The Croods
    Ben Brenman Park, 4800 Brenman Park Dr.
  • Saturday, August 1: Pirates of the Caribbean – The Curse of the Black Pearl
    John Carlyle Park, 300 John Carlyle St.
  • Saturday, August 22: Hook
    Waterfront Park, 1A Prince St.
  • Wednesday, September 2: Tangled
    Market Square, 301 King St.
Free popcorn and water will be available and guests may bring blankets or low beach chairs to sit on. Coolers and outside food items are welcome. In the event of rain, the evening's film showing will be cancelled.