Alexandria Mom's Calendar of Events

Friday, November 15, 2013

St. Mary's Christmas Bazaar

St. Mary's Annual Christmas Bazaar

Saturday, November 23rd from 10 AM – 4 PM

400 Green Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314

This year, the Christmas Bazaar will feature over 60 of the region's most popular vendors specializing in arts, jewelry, ceramics, clothing, and more. In addition, the event will include a bake sale and Christmas CafĂ©, featuring the best of Alexandria's restaurants.
But that's not all!

  • Children's games w prizes
  • Children’s activities
  • Yesterday's Books sale
  • Gingerbread cookie decorating (come see Kathleen & decorate some cookies)
  • Pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus
  • No admission charge & fun for the entire family.

Join this Old Town tradition that brings the entire community together to celebrate and enjoy the Christmas season. Like us on Facebook @ and to get the latest news about the Christmas Bazaar, a list of merchants and special events!  No admission charge

The Middle Years Workshops: Building the HomeSchool Partnership

The Middle Years Workshops
Building the Home-School Partnership
in Middle School 
Saturday November 23, 2013
9:00 a.m.
Francis C. Hammond Middle School 1
School Library
As the parent of a middle schooler, the connection to your children's school can look very different than their elementary years. Still your involvement in their education is very important to their success. Join us for this free workshop for parents of middle school students to learn how to:
  • Create a home environment that promotes academic success
  • Help children become organized and responsible students
  • Maintain positive communication with teachers and administration
  • Engage in your child's school in a way that supports the child and the        school community
Facilitated By: Gardener Parenting Consultants, LLC

Sponsored by: CCNA Reach and Rise for Excellence (RARE)
& ACPS Family and Engagement (FACE) Center

  Light refreshments served.
Childcare and interpreter services provided with registration.

Register Today

Contact Information
Contact FACE Manager,
Krishna Leyva at
Email Krishna

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Eeek a Mouse!

Walked out this morning to find this......
Did a cat bring me this present?
Did some other animal bring it?
I guess I should be happy it's not in the house!

Winter 2014 Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities Program Guide Available

For Immediate Release: November 13, 2013

Winter 2014 Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities Program Guide Available Online Wednesday, November 26
Subscribe by Monday, November 18 to Receive the Program Guide by Mail

Subscribers to the Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities program guide will receive the Winter 2014 issue by Monday, December 9 and it will be available online by Tuesday, November 26. Registration for Winter 2014 classes begins on Wednesday, December 11 for City residents and Friday, December 13 for nonresidents.

As part of the City of Alexandria’s Eco-City Initiative, only individuals who have subscribed will receive the program guide by mail. To request a free subscription, or call 703.746.4343. Requests must be received byMonday, November 18 to guarantee receipt of the Winter 2014 Program Guide by mail.

By Wednesday, December 4, printed copies of the Winter 2014 Program Guide will be available to the public at City Hall, City recreation centers, and public libraries located throughout the City. Individuals can also download a free copy online beginning Wednesday, November 26.

The program guide contains a listing of the programs produced by the Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities and registration information, including classes, special events, sport leagues, park and facility information, art news, and more. Distribution occurs three times each year: Fall (August); Winter (December); and Spring & Summer (March).