Alexandria Mom's Calendar of Events

Saturday, April 7, 2012

365 - Chick

A cute little cotton ball chick (with a crooked beak).

TC All Night Graduation Party Seeks Donations/funds

For over twenty years the Alexandria community has generously
supported the annual T.C. Williams All Night Drug and Alcohol Free
Graduation Celebration. Since T.C. Williams began this tradition in
1989, there have been no drug or alcohol-related graduation night
fatalities. This special celebration sends the clear message that as
a community, we value the academic achievement of graduation and care
deeply about the safety and well being of our students from all
over the City.

In order that we cover our expenses, we are soliciting donations from
within the Alexandria community. Donate online through our website – and click on the donations link.

You can donate online via paypal or print out and mail our donation form.

We appreciate your consideration and assure you that no donation is too small.

The All Night Drug and Alcohol Free Graduation Celebration for more than 500 graduating seniors from Alexandria's only public high school will take place at the Chinquapin Recreation Center in Alexandria this year on June 16th. Complimentary admission is available for those students who are unable to purchase tickets. On behalf of the students of the Class of 2012, thank you for considering this request to support Alexandria's graduates!

Janet Lewis-Boyle

Tara Holubar

Co Chairs -- Fundraising Committee


City of Alexandria to Host 19th Annual Alexandria Earth Day on Saturday, April 21 - 2nd Annual Trashion Fashion

City of Alexandria to Host 19th Annual Alexandria Earth Day on Saturday, April 21 - 2nd Annual Trashion Fashion

The City of Alexandria will host the 19th Annual Alexandria Earth Day and Arbor Day celebration at Ben Brenman Park, 4800 Brenman Park Dr., on Saturday, April 21, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This year’s theme is "Eco-City Alexandria” highlighted by the 2nd Annual Trashion Fashion Show which will feature students from the Alexandria City Public Schools showing their upcycling creations by modeling fashions created by them from recycled materials; as well as songs and art.  The show will take place throughout the event.

Earth Day features City agencies and organizations dedicated to protecting public health and the environment. Explore a new hybrid Trolley or DASH bus and other green vehicles.  Exhibitors will provide environmental educational activities for the whole family which invoke the spirit of Earth Day. Additional activities include the Annual Earth Day Tree Sale; The Green Building Resource Center Tent featuring green building learning sessions; live animal exhibits; a celebration of Nature Poetry by the City Poet Laureate, Amy Young; live music by the T. C. Williams High School Jazz Band; the Fourth Annual Ellen Pickering Award presentation and the Arbor Day tree planting.  Admission is free, food and beverages will be for sale. 

Alexandria Earth Day is based on the need to promote education and lead us all to a green and sustainable future, in keeping with the goals of the Eco-City Alexandria Initiative.  In addition, the Alexandria Earth Day Committee has committed to making this event a zero-waste and carbon neutral. For additional information on Alexandria Earth Day and both the Green Building Workshops and the Spring Tree Sale, visit

The City’s Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities and Department of Transportation and Environmental Services, and the Environmental Policy Commission, are sponsoring the Earth Day Celebration.

The public is encouraged to take public transit, walk or bike to the event. Ben Brenman Park is served by DASH and Metrobus transit lines. For DASH route and schedule information, call 703.370.DASH or visit For Metrobus schedule information, call 202.637.7000 or visit

Bicyclists may visit for the City's Bikeways Map, which features the City's best on-street and off-road bikeways, as well as locations of grouped bicycle parking.
Additional parking will be available at the Samuel W. Tucker Elementary School, located at 435 Ferdinand Day Drive.

In case of inclement weather, the event will be relocated to the Samuel W. Tucker Elementary School, located at 435 Ferdinand Day Dr. For additional information on Earth Day Activities, call the Special Events Hotline at 703.746.5592 or the Special Events Office at 703.746.5418.

The City of Alexandria is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. To request a reasonable accommodation or to request materials in an alternative format, call Maureen Sturgill at 703.746.5420 (Virginia Relay 711) or e-mail

Friday, April 6, 2012

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

365 - Eggs

Filling eggs, getting candy..... the Easter Bunny is getting ready!

Monday, April 2, 2012

365 - Easter baskets

It's getting closer to Easter and we're getting ready! 

Sunday, April 1, 2012

365 - Books to Read

just a few of the books on my "to read" list.

"It's Raining Books" book Sale in April

The Friends of the Beatley Central Library, Alexandria, VA announce their annual Spring Book Sale:  "IT'S RAINING BOOKS, HALLELUJAH!"  Opens at the Library with Members Only Preview (Memberships available at door) Thursday, April 19, 4:00 - 8:30PM. Continues Friday, April 20, 10:00AM - 5:30PM & Saturday, April 21, 10:00AM - 4:30PM.  Closes Sunday, April 22, 1:00 - 4:30PM.  All fiction genres; history/politics; business/economics; biography/memoir; extensive children's books selection; humor; travel; the arts; vintage books; science/nature; home/garden; sports; foreign language; reference.  Prices: paperbacks - $1; most hardbacks - $3.  The Charles E. Beatley Central Library, 5005 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA  22304; 703-746-1702;