Alexandria Mom's Calendar of Events

Saturday, October 5, 2013

What the heck!

Who put an Easter egg in the freezer and why am I just now finding it?

This was kind of scary!

YIKES!  Saw this on the beltway today --- what the heck!?

I was freaked out until I realized it was a fire department vehicle and it was emergency equipment.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Have you seen this in Del Ray?

Have you seen this in Del Ray?
I'm checking into what it is......

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Halloween Reading


Some books for you and your child --

picture books

The Littlest Pumpkin
Wee Witches Halloween
Ten Timid Ghosts
Scary, Scary Halloween 
In the Haunted House
The 13 Nights of Halloween
BIG Pumpkin
The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything
Rattlebone Rock
The Halo-Weiner
On Halloween Night
The Perfectly Horrible Halloween
The Teeny Tiny Ghost
There was An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bat
I'm Not Afraid of This Haunted House
The Pumpkin Fair
Two Little Witches
Trick or Treat, Smell My Feet
One Witch
Miss Fiona's Stupendous Pumpkin Pie

for beginner or early readers --- 
The Ghoul Brothers
Ready Freddy
Horrible Harry
Nate The Great
The Best/Worst Halloween Ever
The Witch Who Was Afraid of Witches
Creepy Crawly Critters

Tuesday, October 1, 2013


Look what we saw this weekend.....

and boy were they cute.  And amazing to watch grazing in the soy bean field.
(we had no idea how they got out or where the farmer was)

Alexandria Business Alcohol Compliance Check Results

Alexandria Business Alcohol Compliance Check Results

On Friday, September 27, Alexandria police conducted alcohol compliance checks at several businesses throughout the City. This awareness and enforcement campaign focused on various retail business locations that sell alcoholic beverages. Prior to the enforcement efforts, uniformed officers visited businesses throughout the City and provided education and awareness information for the businesses and their employees.

Officers used confidential informants under the age of 21, but above the age of 18 to purchase alcoholic beverages from various locations. The informants were instructed to enter the businesses and attempt to purchase alcoholic beverages. If asked for identification, the informant showed the clerk their legal identification, which revealed they were under the age of 21. If the sale of alcoholic beverages transpired, officers entered the business and placed appropriate charges on the seller.

Thirty-nine businesses were checked and 18 arrests were made for the illegal sale of alcoholic beverages to a person under the age of 21.

The following businesses at listed locations illegally sold alcoholic beverages:

La Tastevin: 1309 King Street
Old Town Grocery: 809 Pendleton Street    
Safeway: 500 S. Royal Street
The Virginia Shop: 104 S. Union Street
Royal Manner: 333 N. Royal Street
7-11: 3412 Mt. Vernon Ave
Fern Street Gourmet: 1708 Fern Street
Mercadito Ramos: 4102 Mt. Vernon Ave     
Tiger Market & Bakery: 3903 Mt. Vernon Ave
CVS Pharmacy: 3120 Duke Street             
CVS Pharmacy: 5101 Duke Street             
Griffin Market: 2500 N. Van Dorn Street             
Giant Food: 3131 Duke Street             
Main Street Market: 4901 Brenman Park         
Clermont Deli Market: 4622 King Street               
Lady Bodega: 235 S. Van Dorn Street               
Giant Food: 5730 Edsall Road Street  
Rite Aid Pharmacy: 4515 Duke Street            

For more information, please call the Public Information Office at 703.746.6600.

Monday, September 30, 2013

City to Hold Annual Family Fall Festival

For Immediate Release: September 30, 2013

City of Alexandria to Hold Annual Family Fall Festival on Saturday, October 19

The City of Alexandria’s Annual Family Fall Festival is scheduled for Saturday, October 19, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Armistead L. Boothe Park, located at 520 Cameron Station Blvd. The event will occur rain or shine. In the case of inclement weather, the Festival will move indoors to Samuel W. Tucker Elementary School, 435 Ferdinand Day Drive. Admission to the event is free.

Entertainment includes performances by the Beale Street Puppet Theatre and the sounds of country/bluegrass band “Silver City”. Family activities include the Jerome “Buddie” Ford Nature Center displays, face painting, pumpkin painting, and more.

Tickets will be sold for $5 each or four for $15 for the pony rides, moon bounce, bouncy boxing, and scarecrow building. Food and beverages will also be available for purchase.

This festival is sponsored by the Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities in partnership with KinderCare Learning Center and Zipcar. Zipcar is currently the Carshare agency providing service in the City of Alexandria and throughout the region.

Armistead L. Boothe Park is located near the intersection of Edsall Rd. and Pickett St. adjacent to Samuel L. Tucker Elementary School. Limited parking is available at Armistead L. Boothe Park. The public is encouraged to bike, walk, or take public transit to the event. For DASH schedule information, call 703.370.DASH or For Metrobus schedule information, call 202.637.7000 or

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.

For more information, call the Special Events Hotline at 703.746.5592 or the Special Events Office at 703.746.5418