Alexandria Mom's Calendar of Events

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Agudas Achim Preschool Open House 1/10/12 & 1/11/12


Agudas Achim Preschool will have two open houses for prospective 
students in January. Tuesday, January 10th 
from 7-8:30 p.m. or Wednesday, January 11th from 10-11:30 a.m. at the 
Preschool, 2908 Valley Drive, Alexandria, Virginia 22302. 
The school offers a flexible schedule with a full-day option, creative programming and 
innovative approaches to teaching Jewish traditions and values. 

Registration for new families will begin Wednesday February 1st, 2012. 

Please visit the website for program details: 
or call the preschool director, Sue Keitelman, at (703) 998-6072.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Alexandria Seeks Nominations for Rec Center Hall of Fame

Nominations Sought for Charles Houston Recreation Center “Hall of Fame”

The Charles Houston Recreation Center Ad Hoc Naming Committee is seeking nominations from the public for the Recreation’s Center’s Hall of Fame, an area that will honor and memorialize the achievements of history makers in Alexandria’s African American community and document the contributions of the community to Alexandria’s history.
Eligible nominees are individuals, living or deceased, who have done any or all of the following: 
  •  Made significant, inspirational strides in their own lives;
  • Contributed to an improvement in the quality of life in the city’s African American community;
  • Have had a significant impact on the lives of African Americans in the City of Alexandria;
  • Were, or are, associated with a particular movement, organization or group integral to Alexandria’s African American community
To obtain a nomination form, visit or contact Louis Hicks, Director of the Alexandria Black History Museum, at 703.746.4707
Nominations must be received or postmarked by January 6, 2012.
The nominations will be presented for public comment at a community meeting on January 19, at 7 p.m., in the Charles Houston Recreation Center, 901 Wythe St.
The Hall of Fame is the second phase of the Charles Houston Recreation Center Naming Project.  The first phase of the project resulted in the naming of the Charles Houston Recreation Center gymnasium after Coach Louis Johnson and Mr. Morris Siebert, two individuals who made outstanding contributions to the youth of Alexandria. In addition, the Center’s swimming pool was named the Memorial Pool in honor of African American youth who drowned in the Potomac River when segregation prevented them from using the City pool.
The City of Alexandria is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.  To request a reasonable accommodation, request materials in an alternative format, contact Louis Hicks at 703.746.4707 or

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Giving Back Gala - Save the Date

The Alexandria Chamber of Commerce Presents:
The Chairman's Giving Back Gala and Auction

February 11, 2012

VIP Champagne reception 5:30-6:30
Cocktails 6:30-7:30
Dinner dance and live auction 7:30 pm - midnight

The Westin Alexandria
400 Courthouse Sq.
Alexandria, VA

$175 Member Ticket
$225 Member Ticket including the VIP Champagne Reception

$200 Non-Member Ticket
$250 Non-Member Ticket including the VIP Champagne Reception

$1800 Member table of 8 including company table sign
$2000 Member table of 8 including the VIP Champagne Reception and company table sign

$2200 Non-member table of 8 including company table sign
$2400 Non-member table of 8 including the VIP Champagne Reception and company table sign