Alexandria Mom's Calendar of Events

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Senior Services of Alexandria Octoberfest

Please join Senior Services of Alexandria 
for our 2nd annual 
Oktoberfest Tour and Tasting 
Port City Brewing Company.
 Wednesday, October 9, 2013
5:30-8:30 pm

Port City Brewing Company
3950 Wheeler Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22304

Tickets can be purchased at EventBrite by clicking here:

Tickets are $50 each.  Donations above the ticket price are gratefully accepted.  Checks can be mailed to Senior Services of Alexandria, 700 Princess St., Mezz. Level, Alexandria, VA 22314.  For more information, please call 703-836-4414, ext. 10. 

Thank you so much for your interest! This second annual Oktoberfest supports Meals on Wheels, the Friendly Visitor Program, the Senior Resource Center and other Senior Services of Alexandria programs and services.

Summer Reading

Thought I'd share some great reading that I enjoyed this summer.

These are the books I read on my iPad.

Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter
Last Friends by Jane Gardham 
The Madonnas of Leningrad by Debra Dean 
The Lola Quartet by Emily St. John Mandel 

And these are the real, hold in your hand books, that I read.



Monday, September 23, 2013

End of Summer

here's how we used the end of the summer peaches - YUM-MY!

Alexandria Police Investigate Robbery at TD Bank on South Van Dorn Street

Alexandria Police Investigate Robbery at TD Bank on South Van Dorn Street

Alexandria Police are investigating a bank robbery that occurred earlier today at the TD Bank, located at 557 S. Van Dorn Street. 

At approximately 2:10 p.m., a man entered the bank, implied a weapon and demanded money. The teller relinquished an undisclosed amount of cash and the suspect fled the bank. There were no injuries. The suspect was last seen entering a white sedan on South Pickett Street.

The suspect is described as a black male in his 40s, 6’0” with short hair. The suspect was wearing a white tee shirt, jeans, a black fleece jacket and dark-colored shoes.

Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call the Criminal Investigations Section of the Alexandria Police Department at 703.746.6711

Detectives would like to remind witnesses that they can remain anonymous.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

After the rain

look what we found after all the rain Saturday night.....

Nature Walks for Fall


Here's a list of our favorite places to take the kids to enjoy the changing leaves:

In Alexandria --

Ft. Ward Park, W. Braddock Rd.
some trails, open space, historical, small playground

Dora Kelly Park (Near the Jerome "Buddie" Ford Nature Center), 5750 Sanger Avenue
Wildlife sanctuary, trails, stream, rocks, wetlands, and more

Winkler Botanical Preserve, Beauregard St. to Roanoke Ave.  (looks like your going into an apartment complex, follow it to end - dead ends into the Preserve)
wildlife sanctuary, trails, ponds, stream, water fall (man made),  and more.

And if you want to go a little further---

Roosevelt Island - G.W. Parkway South
trails and monument

Longbranch Nature Center and trails 
625 S. Carlin Springs Road
Arlington, VA 22204

Huntley Meadows - 3701 Lockheed Blvd, Fairfax
Nature Center, wetlands, boardwalk, trails, etc..