Alexandria Mom's Calendar of Events

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Summer Camp Guide - 2014 edition

American University Community of Scholars  day academic Washington DC
Fairfax Collegiate Summer Program  day academic Fairfax
Writopia day academic Falls Church VA
Animal Shelter Camp, Animal Welfare League day animals Alexandria VA
National Zoo day animals Washington DC
Alexandria Archeology Camp day archeology Alexandria VA
ArtStar Youth Camp  day art
Del Ray Artisans day art Alexandria VA
Institute for the Arts day art Fairfax VA
The Handwork Studio day art Alexandria VA
Torpedo Factory/Art League  day art Alexandria VA
Camp Creativity, Corcoron College of Art day arts Washington DC
Urban Evolution Parkour day athletic Alexandria VA
Virginia Baseball Club day baseball various VA
Griot Academy day chess Fairfax VA
Silver Knights Chess  day chess various VA
Sport Rock Climbing Center day climbing Alexandria VA
CyberCamp day computer VA
Dance Institute of Washinton day dance Washington DC
Jane Franklin Dance day dance Arlington VA
Tiny Dancers day dance Alexandria VA
Metropolitan fine Arts Studios  day dance, music, theater Alexandria-Kingstowne VA
Georgetown Day  day day  Washington DC
Synetic Theater  day drama Arlington VA
Play Well TEKnologies day eigineering Alexandria VA
Virginia Adventures Fishing Camp day fishing VA
Hilltp Golf Club  day golf Alexandria VA
Clio's Kids: History Mini Camp day history Alexandria VA
Kid Spanish  day language Alexandria VA
Language Stars day language Alexandria VA
Lnaguage Stars day language Alexandria VA
Fun Bot Lab day lego, build McLean VA
Math Tree day math Alexandria VA
Modeling Camp day modeling VA
Day Jams Music Camp day music
Levine School of Music day music Arlington VA
Opal Music Studio day music Alexandria VA
School of Rock  day music Alexandria VA
Discovery Creek  day outdoor Vienna VA
Adventure links day outdoor adventure
Potomac Overlook Park day outdoors VA
Wilderness Adventure day outdoors VA
Creative Playschool day preschool Alexandria VA
Infamous Robotics day robotics Fairfax VA
Sailing Camp  day sailing Alexandria VA
Washington Sailing Marina day sailing Alexandria VA
Living Earth  day science VA
Mad Science day science VA
Mad Science day science Alexandria VA
Rockville Skate Park day skating Rockville MD
Challenger Sports British Soccer day soccer Alexandria VA
Khary Stockton Soccer Camp  day soccer Alexandria VA
Challenger Space Camp day space Alexandria VA
Bishop Ireton Basketball  day sports Alexandria VA
Little Gym day sports Alexandria VA
TIC Technology Camp day technology Bethesda MD
Hank Harris Tennis day tennis Alexandria VA
Skyline Sport & Health  day tennis Falls Church VA
Arena Stage day theater
Camp Shakespear day theater Alexandria VA
Creative Cauldron Arts Adventure day theater Annandale VA
Educational Theater Company day theater arlington VA
Encore Stage & Studio day theater Arlington VA
Little Theater of Alexandria day theater Alexandria VA
Mt. Vernon Community Children's Theater day theater VA
Shakespeare day theater Washington DC
Studio Theater Acting Conservatory day theater Washington DC
TADA!  day theater Annandale VA
Theater Lab School of The Dramatic Arts day theater Washington DC
Traveling players Ensemble day theater McLean VA
Alexandria Country Day School  day traditional Alexandria VA
Browne Academy day traditional Alexandria VA
Burgundy Farms Day School  day traditional Alexandria VA
Calvary Road Christian School  day traditional
Chesapeake Academy Summer Session day traditional
Chinquapin Camp day traditional Alexandria VA
Congressional Camp day traditional Falls Church  VA
Episcopal High School  day traditional Alexandria VA
Flint Hill School, Summer on the Hill day traditional Oakton VA
Potomac School Summer Programs day traditional McLean VA
St. Patrick's day traditional Washington DC
Sports Broadcasting  day tv Washington DC
Fairfax County Park Authority day various Fairfax VA
Fairfax County Public School  day various Fairfax VA
Jewish Community Center of NoVa day various   VA
Northern Virginia Regional Parks Authority day various various VA
Renaissance Camps - Lego, American Girl day various Alexandria VA
St. Stephens St Agnes School  day various Alexandria VA
The Langley School  day various McLean VA
Computer Camp day writing Washington DC
CompuWrite day writing Fairfax VA
Arts on the Horizon day arts Alexandria VA
Civil War Kids Camp day civil war Alexandria VA
Ballet in the Grass day dance Alexandria VA
Arcadia Farm Camp day farm Alexandria VA
Beverley Hills Church Preschool camp day preschool Alexandria VA
Art League  day art Alexandria VA
Alexandria Soccer Association day soccer Alexandria VA
Baroody Camps  day sports Alexandria VA
Campagna Kids day traditional Alexandria VA
City of Alexandria day various Alexandria VA
ADDitude's Camp Directory  Guide
American Camp Association Guide
Camp Page Guide to Summer Camps Guide
Frost's Summer Camp Guide Guide
National Camp Association Guide
Washington Family Magazine guide
Shendoah Summer Camp overnight adventure Luray VA
4 Star Camps at UVA overnight sports Charlottesville VA
Digital Media Academy overnight technology Washington DC
Timber Ridge Camp overnight traditional High View WV
Camp Kooch - I - ching Overnight  Boys International Falls MN
Camp Sea Gull  Overnight  Boys Arapahoe NC
Sandborn Western camp  Overnight  Boys
Science Camp Watonka Overnight  Boys Hawley PA
Valley Forge Military Academy  Overnight  Boys Wayne  PA
Camp Conrad Weiser Overnight  co-ed Wenersville PA
Camp Flintlock Overnight  co-ed MD
Camp Friendship Overnight  co-ed VA
Camp Hidden Meadow overnight  co-ed WV
Camp Highroad Overnight  co-ed Middleburg VA
Camp Horizons Overnight  co-ed Harrisonburg VA
Camp St Charles Overnight  co-ed MD
Camp Stauton Meadows Overnight  co-ed Clover VA
Camp Tall Timbers Overnight  co-ed High View WV
Camp Twin Creeks Overnight  co-ed Marlington WV
CampHidden Meadows Overnight  co-ed WV
Capital Camps Overnight  co-ed Waynesboro PA
Chanco on the James Overnight  co-ed Spring Grove VA
Kamp A-Kom-Plish Overnight  co-ed MD
Kroka Expeditions Overnight  co-ed VT
National Young Leaders Conf Overnight  co-ed
Randolph-Macon Academy Overnight  co-ed Front Royal VA
SOAR Overnight  co-ed NC
Summer Camp on the River Overnight  co-ed Christ Church VA
Wilderness Adventure Overnight  co-ed New Castle VA
YMCA Camp Letts Overnight  co-ed Edgewater MD
YMCA Camp Silver Beach  Overnight  co-ed Jamesville VA
Camp Alleghany overnight  Girls Lewisburg WV
Camp Carysbrook Overnight  Girls Riner VA
Camp Rim Rock  Overnight  Girls Yellow Spring WV
Camp Seafarer Overnight  Girls Arapahoe NC
Hameau Farm in the Big Valley  Overnight  Girls Belleville PA
Hollinsummer overnight  girls Roanoke VA
Kroka Expeditions Overnight  Girls Newfane VT

Superbowl snack recipes

first posted 2 years ago

Chicken Dip 
3-4 boneless chicken breasts - cooked and shredded
8 oz cream cheese
1/2 cup Franks Hot Sauce
1 jar Marie's Blue Cheese Dressing

mix all together
bake at 350 for 30-40 minutes, until bubbly and slightly brown
serve with tortilla chips

Turkey Wrap 
1 pkg large fajitas
2 containers Aluoette vegetable cheese spread
1/2 lb sliced turkey 

spread the cheese on the fajita
place the turkey on top
roll up
wrap in Saran Wrap
refrigerate for 1 hr or overnight
slice and serve
(makes about 40 slices)

Vegetable Salad Bars

1 can crescent rolls
1 pkg. (8oz) cream cheese
1 pkg. DRY ranch dressing 
2 rounded tsp sour cream
2 rounded tsp mayo 

½ small head cauliflower
½ sm bunch broccoli
2 sm carrots

Shredded Cheddar, Swiss or Monterey cheese

Shred the veggies in a food processor

Unroll the crescent rolls and lay out on the jelly roll pan – pinch together the seams 
Bake as suggested
Let cool

Mix together cream cheese, dressing, sour cream and may – you can let this sit overnight. 

Cover roll with cream cheese mixture 
Pat on shredded vegetables
Sprinkle with cheese
Press firmly

Cover w/ Saran Wrap and refrigerate
Cut into bars and serve. 

Will keep for several days

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Alexandria Tutoring Consortium In Search of Volunteers

Did you know that learning to read can make the difference between a child becoming a dropout or a graduate? 

The Alexandria Tutoring Consortium needs reliable volunteers to tutor kindergartners in literacy skills once or twice a week for two 20 minute back-to-back sessions, at the school during the school day.

Patrick Henry needs 4 tutors for 8 kindergartners twice a week; George Mason – 2 tutors for 4 kindergartners twice a week; 

NEW PROGRAM John Adams – needs 14 tutors for 28 kindergartners twice a week. Lesson plans, materials and training provided. 

Please help spread the word to friends and colleagues! 

For more information and to register, go to . Contact 703-549-6670 ext. 119 or if you have questions.


Monday, January 27, 2014

City Seeks Nominations for 6th Annual Ellen Pickering Award


Alexandria Environmental Policy Commission and Alexandria Renew Enterprises Seek Nominees for the Sixth Annual Ellen Pickering Award
For immediate Release: January 27, 2014
The City of Alexandria Environmental Policy Commission and Alexandria Renew Enterprises (formerly the Alexandria Sanitation Authority) are seeking nominees for the Sixth Annual Ellen Pickering Environmental Excellence Award. The award honors and recognizes those who demonstrate a commitment to protecting the natural environment and keeping the City “green.”
The award will be presented during the Alexandria Earth Day 2014 celebration at Ben Brenman Park, (4800 Brenman Park Dr.) on Saturday, April 26, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. A tree will be planted in honor of the recipient of this year’s Award. The event will include numerous educational exhibits, demonstrations, hands-on activities for children, a tree sale and more to emphasize this year’s theme: Are You An Eco-Citizen?
The Ellen Pickering Environmental Excellence Award is named in honor of Frances Ellen Pickering, a former Board member of the Alexandria Sanitation Authority, who was dedicated to preservation and conservation in the City throughout her life.  She helped create the Mount Vernon Trail between Alexandria and Washington.  Pickering was committed to preserving and enhancing the City’s waterfront and urged the adoption of the City’s Open Space Plan lobbying to preserve Founder’s Park and protect it from high-rise development. She also implemented the planting of 1,000 citizen-donated cherry trees during her tenure as Chair of the Alexandria Beautification Commission.
Pickering served on a number of City Boards and Commissions, and was elected to City Council as an independent for one term between 1976 and 1979.
Qualifications: Residents, groups, clubs, organizations or corporations may be nominated.  To be eligible, nominees must live within the City of Alexandria and corporations, organizations and other groups must operate within the City of Alexandria. The actions of the nominees must have a direct impact on protecting the natural environment and natural resources within the City of Alexandria.
Selection: Selection will be made by a special committee composed of representatives from Alexandria Renew Enterprises, the Environmental Policy Commission, and members of Mrs. Pickering’s family.
Applicable Topics: Subject matter applicable to the award criteria include natural resource preservation, energy conservation, education outreach regarding environmental sustainability, water preservation, water conservation, waste reduction and/or materials reuse/recycling, and promotion of clean air.
Nomination Requirements:
Submissions must include the following:
  • The nominee’s name, address, and telephone number, or the key individual to contact if a nominee is an organization.
  • The name, address, and telephone number of the person nominating the candidate must be included.
  • A brief description (not to exceed one page) of the nominee’s accomplishments and qualifications for the Ellen Pickering Environmental Excellence Award.
Nominations may be submitted in several ways:
  • Online Nominations:
  • Mailed or delivered to:
    The Alexandria Environmental Policy Commission
    Alexandria City Hall,
    T &ES, Office of Environmental Quality
    301 King Street, Room 3000
    Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Nominations must be received by March 14.
Those making nominations may also refer to the Alexandria’s Eco-City Charter, adopted in 2008, and the Environmental Action Plan 2030, adopted in in 2009. Both documents define the guiding principles of environmental sustainability.
Visit the Eco-City Alexandria page for more information.