Alexandria Mom's Calendar of Events

Friday, October 18, 2013

What the....

How'd that get there?

probably squirrels.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Community Challenge

FROM ACTion Alexandria:

ACTion Alexandria has two new community challenges: 

Share Your Favorite Children’s Book!
From Where the Wild Things Are to The Giving Tree and Charlotte's Web, we all remember the endearing characters and stories from our childhood. Many children, however, do not have access to quality children's books. ACTion Alexandria would like to hear your ideas for the best children's books so that we can use your suggestions to compile a holiday book wish list. The book wish list will be used to gather donations for the Firefighters and Friends to The Rescue Toy Drive.  All participants in the ACTion Idea Challenge will be entered for a chance to win a book from Hooray for Books! Customers who buy books at Hooray for Books! to donate to a child will receive 15% off their purchase startingNovember 1. Visit:

 Help Firefighters Provide Coats for Kids!
Each fall, as the weather grows colder, Fairfax firefighters in partnership with Operation Warm provide new winter coats for children in the Northern Virginia area who would otherwise go without a coat in the coldest months.  Last year, Fairfax firefighters gave out almost 3000 coats! This year, ACTion would like to do our part by raising funding for 50 coats for 50 kids with a total of $1500. Thanks to a $500 matching grant from the RunningBrooke Fund, we are already 1/3 of the way to our goal! As a bonus, this year, all coats are made in America. Visit:

Cat for Halloween

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

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

City of Alexandria Celebrates Chinquapin Park Recreation Center Re-opening on Saturday, November 2

 City of Alexandria Celebrates Chinquapin Park Recreation Center Re-opening onSaturday, November 2
The City of Alexandria will celebrate the re-opening of the Chinquapin Park Recreation Center’s on Saturday, November 2 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Chinquapin Park Recreation Center, 3210 King St. Admission is free and all ages are welcome.

The Department Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities welcomes the community back to Chinquapin Park Recreation Center between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. where patrons will have free use of the facility, including the indoor pool, racquetball courts, fitness room, and soft play room. Additional free festivities include scuba, kayak, and water exercise class demonstrations; swim lesson skill assessments; and light refreshments. Information will also be available local aquatics clubs, teams and associations.

Chinquapin Park Recreation Center is re-opening after being closed to the public since mid-June for scheduled repairs. Improvements include heating and air-conditioning system updates, locker room upgrades, and play material enhancements, as well as regular maintenance. The center opens to public on Friday, November 1 at 6 a.m.

For more information, please call LaKei ForestCosby at 703.746.5433 or

Monday, October 14, 2013

Hiking - Columbus Day Weekend

5 Little Pumpkins

Here are the words to the favorite Halloween book.

5 Little Pumpkins

5 little pumpkins sitting on a gate.
The 1st one says, "Oh my it's getting late."
The 2nd one says "The witch is in the air"
The 3rd one says, "I don't care"
The 4th one says, "I'm ready for some fun"
The 5th one says, "Let's run, run, run"

Then came the wind
blew out the lights.
And five little pumpkins rolled out of sight.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Scary, Scary Halloween

Our all time favorite Halloween book!

with this one as a close 2nd