Alexandria Mom's Calendar of Events

Friday, May 30, 2014

Seminary Valley Cars Broken Into


Apparently there were numerous car break-ins on Tuesday night this week -
Strathblane, Peacock, Pegram and Howard all impacted. 
Windows broken and air bags stolen. 

Police state it happens really quickly- side window smashed, they get in, pop the hood, disable the battery, steal the air bag. 
Assuming its a group of people hitting a street and driving off to the next one. 
Targeting mostly Honda's, Toyota, Nissan, Mazda. I haven't seen a police report that states the total number in the neighborhood. 
WTOP reported that 14 cars were hit in Fairlington last month. 
It's becoming an epidemic.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

ROAMfest at the Birchmere

ROAMfest ’14 to Rock and Roll at The Birchmere
Local kid bands to play famous main stage
What:   ROAMfest ’14 will feature local DC area rock bands, made up of kids ages 10 – 16, performing at The Birchmere, America’s legendary music hall. This is the first time The Birchmere has ever opened its doors to a Rock School music program.
Playing the main stage will be seven bands from Rock of Ages Music’s Rock School program located in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria.  Bands will perform a variety of music from original pieces to classic and modern rock.
Who:     All Things Null and Void
              Cactus Hug
              Neon Laces
              No Pressure
              Tragic Mishap
Where: Main Hall, The Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Avenue; Alexandria, VA 22305; directions
When: Doors open at 5:00pm
                Showtime 7:30pm
                June 1, 2014
About Rock of Ages Music LLC:
Alexandria native, and T.C. Williams alum, John Patrick, founded Rock of Ages Music (ROAM) in 2011 to share his passion for music with his hometown. ROAM offers private and group instruction, for students of all ages and levels of experience, including the Rock School Program. A lifelong musician, JP co-founded the popular rock band, Virginia Coalition with friends (and fellow TC alums) in the early 90’s. They recorded several albums, played sold out shows across the country, and opened for some of music’s biggest stars including Maroon 5, Gavin DeGraw and G Love and Special Sauce. At ROAM, JP combines his love of music with his rock star background to inspire and motivate people to achieve their own musical goals.

ROAMFEST - Let's Talk Live
This weekend, Alexandria's future rockstars will take the stage at the Birchmere!
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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Help Four Mile Run Park Community Tree Planting


Your clicks can help win a $2,000 grant to go toward a community tree
planting this Fall in Four Mile Run Park!!

The Four Mile Run Farmers & Artisans Market is already putting up $1,000
toward this effort and has entered to win through the "Green Idea
Challenge" sponsored by ACTion Alexandria<>

We need your clicks of support to help win the grant. Vote up to 3 times
before Friday.  

4MR Park Tree Plantings through

Soon, we'll have news about how residents and businesses can help raise
more money for trees with matching donations...and watch for more info
about how to participate in the planting.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Alexandria sheriff deputy arrested

Alexandria Sheriff’s Deputy Arrested for Sexually Assaulting Inmate This evening Alexandria Deputy Sheriff Bryant Pegues was arrested and charged with Rape and Carnal Knowledge of an Inmate for sexually assaulting an inmate at the William G. Truesdale Adult Detention Center early this morning. Sheriff’s Office commanders learned of the offense after the victim, an adult female, notified another deputy that Deputy Pegues had sexually assaulted her. Sheriff’s Office commanders immediately notified Alexandria police who initiated their own criminal investigation with cooperation from Sheriff’s Office staff. Deputy Pegues, a 52-year-old resident of Oxon Hill who was hired in 2007, was arrested by Alexandria detectives at the Sheriff’s Office. He was booked at the Alexandria jail, denied bond and is being transferred to the Arlington Detention Facility. He has been terminated from his appointment with the Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Dana Lawhorne says, “We are entrusted with the lives and safety of those in our custody. The criminal actions of Bryant Pegues are a grave violation of the public trust. We will continue to assist Alexandria Police and the Commonwealth’s Attorney as they pursue a successful prosecution.” At the request of Alexandria Police, no mug shot of the suspect or additional information about the offense will be released by the Sheriff’s Office at this time.

United Way Shoebox Project


Duncan Library at 2501 Commonwealth is taking donations of personal care items in support of the United Way Shoebox Project. Examples of needed items are soap, shampoo, tissues, toothpaste, lotion.  

 In mid-June we'll be sorting the items into decorated shoe-boxes and taking them to the United Way, where they can be handed out to clients in emergency situations. 

Please bring your contributions in by June 14. 

Thanks for your help. 

Sunday, May 25, 2014

City of Alexandria Holds 12th Annual Memorial Day Ceremony to Honor 67 Alexandrians KIA/MIA in the Vietnam War

For Immediate Release: May 22, 2014

City of Alexandria Holds 12th Annual Memorial Day Ceremony to Honor 67 Alexandrians KIA/MIA in the Vietnam War

The “Friends of Captain Rocky Versace” invite the public to the 12th Annual Memorial Day Ceremony at the Captain Rocky Versace Plaza and Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 26 at the Mount Vernon Recreation Center at 2701 Commonwealth Ave. The event will honor the 67 Alexandrians who made the ultimate sacrifice during the Vietnam War.
The Program will include reading the names of the 67 heroes, a Tribute to Capt. Rocky Versace written by his fellow POW, COL James N. "Nick" Rowe (USMA 1960), guest speakers, a wreath laying, playing of "Taps" and the singing of "God Bless America."
The Captain Rocky Versace Plaza and Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial at the Mount Vernon Recreation Center is dedicated to Captain Rocky Versace and the 66 other men who made the ultimate sacrifice during the Vietnam War. The Memorial is an ongoing tribute, not just to the 67 listed on the benches, but to all Alexandrians who served in America’s longest war. The Versace Memorial was dedicated on July 6, 2002 and the Medal of Honor was posthumously presented to the Versace family at the White House two days later.
For more information about Rocky Versace, and the Memorial Day Ceremony, contact the “Friends of Rocky Versace” at
The City of Alexandria is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. To request a reasonable accommodation or to request materials in an alternative format, call Elsie Akinbobola at 703.746.5475 (Virginia Relay 711) or