Alexandria Mom's Calendar of Events

Friday, October 21, 2011

Update on Gun Shot victim

Update: Victim Identified in City’s First Homicide

Alexandria Police have identified the victim of the suspicious death in the 1200 block of Wythe Street as Bob Cory McNeely, 40, of Alexandria City.  An autopsy determined the cause of death to be a gunshot wound.  This is the first homicide for Alexandria in 2011.  There were two homicides in 2010.  The investigation continues.

Police investigatiion

From the city of Alexandria


OCTOBER 21, 2011 #11-063

Alexandria Police Investigate Suspicious Death on Wythe Street

Alexandria Police are investigating a suspicious death in the 1200 block of Wythe Street.  Around 10:10 P.M., officers responded for a report of shots fired.  Upon arrival, they found one male victim suffering from a gunshot wound to the upper body.  The victim, a 40 year old black male, was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.  The identity of the victim is being withheld pending notification of next of kin. 

Detectives are on the scene and the investigation is ongoing.  An autopsy will be performed to determine the cause and manner of death.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Criminal Investigations Section of the Alexandria Police Department at 703.838.4444 or 703.746.6711. 

Thursday, October 20, 2011

CAT got your tongue

Here is some more Halloween fun..... fun with "cat"


  1. underground caverns for burying
  2. a large church
  3. before he was a butterfly
  4. a book you can order things from 
  5. a growth in your eye
  6. if I throw a baseball you should....
  7. cows, bulls, steer
  8. a sailboat with two hulls
  9. a Christian religion
  10. a terrible tragedy
  11. it flies but meows like a cat
  12. a thief that climbs outside houses
  13. a section of things that are alike
  14. it swims
  15. a red mushy tomato sauce
  1. catacombs
  2. cathedral 
  3. caterpillar
  4. catalog
  5. cataract
  6. catch
  7. cattle
  8. catamaran
  9. Catholicism
  10. catastrophe
  11. catbird
  12. cat burglar
  13. category
  14. catfish
  15. catsup


Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Join the Alexandria Walk to Fight Breast Cancer


Join in the 18th Annual Walk to Fight Breast Cancer and help provide mammograms and other diagnostic screenings for uninsured women in Alexandria. The Walk will take place on Saturday, October 22 at 8 a.m. Parking, registration, the kickoff and the finish line will be at the AMC Hoffman Center Theaters on 206 Swamp Fox Road off of Eisenhower Avenue.  Walkers can choose from a 1.5K/3.5K/5K walk or run, and the route is accessible to wheelchairs and strollers.
 Registration is $30 for adults and $15 for children aged 2-12 when signing up by October 20. Register at On-site registration begins at 6:30 a.m. and the fee is $40.
All proceeds from the Walk support the Alexandria Breast Cancer Walk Fund, which has helped over 5,000 uninsured Alexandria women receive free mammograms and other diagnostic screenings since its inception in 1994. The Walk is sponsored by the City of Alexandria and the Inova Alexandria Hospital Foundation.  For more information, visit or call 703.746.3123.

Del Ray Halloween Parade

15th Annual Del Ray Halloween Parade scheduled for Sunday, October 30

The 15th Annual Del Ray Halloween Parade, scheduled for Sunday, October 30, begins at 2 p.m. on Mt. Vernon Ave. near Bellefonte Ave. and continues to the Mount Vernon Recreation Center ballfields at Commonwealth Ave.  This year's parade features awards for the Best Pet Costume, Best Decorated Business, Best Decorated Home, and Best Decorated Stroller.
Children, pets, and strollers in costumes are invited to march and show off their finest and scariest Halloween garb. No registration required for children and families marching in the parade.  Registration opens at 1:30 p.m. for pets and strollers entering the Best Pet Costume and Decorated Strollers competition.
Deadline to nominate homes for Best Decorated Home is October 18 and the deadline to nominate Best Decorated Business is October 21. Nominations may be sent Please indicate if homes or businesses should be judged during the day or night.
For additional information about the parade, and other family activities,, e-mail or call  Gayle Reuter at 703.684.3535.
The parade is sponsored by the Del Ray Business Association (DRBA). 

Halloween Party Ideas

Looking for something to do with your child's class?  or just want to do play a few games with your are a few ideas

  • play hot pumpkin
  • pass the fake/rubber eyeball on the spoon
  • touch feel gross things -- 
    • carrot = finger
    • jello = liver
    • cooked pasta = intestines
    • peeled grapes =  eye balls
    • popcorn kernels = teeth
    • apricot = tongue
    • soft tomato = heart
  • wrap someone in toilet paper to make a mummy
  • make a scarecrow (you can use newspaper and fill newspaper bags for ams & legs) 
  • guess the # of candy corn in a container
  • make popcorn hands 
    • use plastic/clear gloves (the kind used in kitchens/bakeries) 
    • fill with candy corn for finger nails
    • fill with popcorn
  • undo a spider web - have each child get an end of yarn and follow it to undo a "web" 

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Exceptional Schools Fair

Are you looking for schools that offer...
    A safe environment
    Small student-teacher ratios?
    Individual educational programming?
    An academic program that prepares a student for college and beyond?
    A school with other students with similar goals and interests?
    An opportunity to participate in the arts and athletics?

Then you should attend the 5th Exceptional Schools Fair!

Sunday, November 13th, 2011
1:00 pm-3:00 pm

at the Katzen Art Center, 
American University at Ward Circle,
Massachusetts Ave. and Nebraska Ave, NW DC

Admission is FREE 

Some of the schools that will be on hand --  

For more information contact:
Exceptional Schools Group

9727 Georgia Ave.
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Phone: (301)592-0567