Alexandria Mom's Calendar of Events

Thursday, March 20, 2014

ACPS School Board Invites you to Meet & Greet with Superintendent Dr. Crawley

The Alexandria City School Board
invites you to a
Dr. Alvin L. Crawley
On March 6, the Alexandria City School Board officially selected Dr. Alvin L. Crawley as ACPS Superintendent. Dr. Crawley has served as interim superintendent since October 2013.
You're invited to a Meet & Greet for the new superintendent on Wednesday, March 26, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the T.C. Williams Minnie Howard Campus. This is your opportunity to meet with Dr. Crawley and welcome him as he officially joins Alexandria City Public Schools.
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
7 to 9 p.m.

T.C. Williams Minnie Howard Campus
Media Center
3801 W. Braddock Road [map]

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Police Arrest Man in Malicious Wounding

Police Arrest Man in Malicious Wounding

The Alexandria Police Department is investigating a malicious wounding that occurred in the 2500 block of N. Van Dorn Street on Wednesday, March 19, 2014.

Police responded to the area for a report of a stabbing at approximately 5:00 a.m. Upon arrival, officers located an adult male victim suffering from stab wounds. He was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries. Investigation revealed the victim knew the suspect. Thomas Russo, 44, of Alexandria, was charged with Malicious Wounding. He is being held without bond.

The Alexandria Police Department asks that anyone with information about this incident call Detective Irv Ellman at 703.746.6830.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Leprechaun Trap

The kids built a leprechaun trap.
The Leprechaun created a kid trap.

Spring into Sports

For Immediate Release: March 17, 2014

Spring into Sports: Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities Offers a Variety of Adult Sport Options

The City of Alexandria Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities offers a variety of ways for adults ages 18 and over to get active this Spring. Sports leagues, social sports and open play are all great ways to spend time with friends, unwind after work, get fit, and have fun.
Team registration is currently being accepted for Coed Volleyball, Coed Soccer, Coed Softball, Men’s Softball, 3 Outs Coed Softball, and Late Night Basketball. Registration forms are available in City recreation centers and online at The deadline for registering for Adult Sports Leagues is March 21, 2014. For more information, contact or call 703.746.5409.
Drop-in social sports being offered this Spring include: Coed Ultimate Frisbee and Dodgeball at Charles Barrett Recreation Center; Coed Pickleball, Coed Adult Basketball, and Senior Women's Basketball at Nannie J. Lee Recreation Center; and Coed Volleyball and Pickleball at Charles Houston Recreation Center. For dates, times and fees, please contact the hosting site. Contact information and addresses can be found
City residents who prefer even less structure are invited to “Rock Your Park” with free community open play. Beginning March 17, Witter Recreational Fields and Ben Brenman Soccer Field will be available for use Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Eugene Simpson Soccer Fields will be available for open play Saturdays and Sundays, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Families, friends and neighbors of all ages are encouraged to get active by playing soccer, lacrosse, touch football, rugby and more. Spring open play takes place throughJune 20, 2014. For a complete list of guidelines or more information,, email or call 703.746.5402.
The City of Alexandria is committed to compliance with the City’s Human Rights Code and the Americans with Disabilities Act. To request a reasonable accommodation or to request materials in an alternative format, call Mac Slover with the Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities at 703.746.5407 (VA Relay 711) or

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Playground & Ducks

this is how we spent our afternoon ----

Titan Expo Book Collection

Titan Expo Book Collection Sites are Ready for your Donations!

We want your books (all ages, fiction, non-fiction, hard- and paperback, NO
textbooks), cds, dvds and audiobooks as well as board games and puzzles for
the Titan Expo Used Book Sale! Collection boxes are located at:

. T.C. Williams King Street Campus Main Office (3330 King St, 22302)

. T.C. Williams Minnie Howard Campus Main Office (3801 W Braddock
Rd, 22302)

. YMCA (420 E Monroe St, 22301)

. Chinquapin Rec Center (3210 King St, 22302)

. Fairlington Community Center (3308 S. Stafford St, Arlington,

Contact Michael Quint at if you would like to serve as
a Collection Site Coordinator and deliver books to the storage facility, or
if you would like to suggest another collection site, or if you would like
to volunteer the day of the Expo --Sunday, May 4th, 1pm-4pm.  (volunteers
get "first dibs" on the massive inventory!).