Alexandria Mom's Calendar of Events

Friday, August 22, 2014

Photos this week in Alexandria 8/15-8/22

old car seen around town
minor fender bender.  :-( 

signs of Fall 

getting more red! 

TC Cross country team directions 

more fox poop?!  

cyclists on sidewalk along King St.  
(apparently doesn't like using the lane) 

old bug with new(er) brake lights in the read window 

gorgeous clouds after the rain 

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Kids Cuts Community Day - FREE Haircuts & Supplies

VDOT Meeting on Access Ramp from 395 to Seminary Road

VDOT's invitation to the meeting on August 25: 

Interstate 395 is the most heavily traveled highway in the Washington, D.C. region and the
stretch of highway at Seminary Road carries more than 200,000 vehicles per day. To provide
easier and safer access, VDOT’s I-395 HOV Ramp project will:
1. Build a new reversible HOV ramp to Seminary Road flyover level;
2. Extend the auxiliary access lane on northbound I-395 from Duke Street to Seminary Road;
3. Widen the Seminary Road exit ramp from northbound I-395 to Seminary Road rotary level;
4. Construct a new pedestrian bridge adjacent to Seminary Road [Nan's note:  plans have yet to be shown to SHA]; and
5. Improve signing, lighting, pavement markings, drainage and technologies that move traffic.
Join us to learn about:
· The current status of construction, the overall schedule and upcoming milestones;
· What you can expect in terms of construction impacts in the coming months; and
· The upcoming Seminary Road revised traffic pattern, which will place extended lane
closures on Seminary Road as needed to replace the existing superstructure and tie-in the
new HOV ramp and bridge.

A presentation will be made from 7:00 - 7:30 PM with a question and answer session
immediately following the presentation.

For more information, contact:
Larry Tomlinson, P.E.
VDOT Design-Build Manager

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Music Together Class Registration


Registration is now open for Music Together Alexandria's fall session. 
The 45-minute long weekly classes for children 0-5 years old and their parents or caregivers include songs, rhythmic rhymes, movement, and instrument play. 

We will be offering a 12-week series of classes at three
neighborhood locations:

Del Ray United Methodist
Church (in the heart of Del Ray) -
starts week of September 8.
Convergence (N Quaker Lane btwn Crestwood & Oakcrest Drs) - starts
week of September 8.
Chinquapin (next to TC Williams) - starts week of September 15. 

Classes are available Monday - Saturday mornings and Tuesday evenings.

The class is an informal, non-performance-oriented musical
experience, which is developmentally appropriate for children and easy for
parents and caregivers, regardless of their own musical ability. 

To register, go to

Monday, August 18, 2014

City of Alexandria to Extend Old Town Pool Operating Season

City of Alexandria to Extend Old Town Pool Operating Season

The Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities will continue to operate the Old Town Pool, located at 1609 Cameron St., for limited hours from Tuesday, September 2 through Friday, September 19.

Extended Operating Hours:

  • Tuesday, September 2 through Friday, September 19
    • Monday – Friday
      • 6 a.m. to 10 a.m.
      • 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Note: Labor Day, Monday, September 1: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Saturday & Sunday
      • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
For additional information on City of Alexandria Aquatic Facilities,

Alexandria Police Adopt New Crime Database

RAIDSONLINE: Police Adopt New Crime Database The Alexandria Police Department is pleased to announce the implementation of, a website the public can use at no cost to search for crimes reported in and around specific areas in Alexandria. The Alexandria Police Department began using a similar program, in 2008. replaces the tool. allows users to search for historical data as far back as January 1, 2013, while the previous reporting site would only allow the user to search the previous six months, in one month intervals. is another tool that Alexandria Police Department uses to provide information about local crime to the City’s residents. The application also includes an advanced analytics dashboard which empowers the user by allowing the ability to create charts and graphs showing crime patterns relating to time of day or day of week. In addition, allows users to create “hot spot” maps, an analytic layer that displays the density of criminal activity in their neighborhoods. A video tutorial is available at

Sunday, August 17, 2014

New Voter Requirements for November 4th Election

For Immediate Release: August 15, 2014

On Tuesday, November 4, there will be a General Election. Virginians, who are registered to vote, must show one of the following forms of photo identification when voting:
·         Valid Virginia Driver’s License or DMV-issued Photo Identification Card
·         Valid Virginia DMV issued Veteran’s ID card
·         Valid United States Passport or Passport Card
·         Valid Military ID
·         Other government-issued photo identification card (must be issued by the U.S. Government, the Commonwealth of Virginia, or a local government within Virginia)
·         Valid student photo identification card from an institution of higher education located in Virginia
·         Valid employee photo identification card

Free Voter Photo Identification Cards

Voters who do not have one of these IDs may apply for a free Voter Photo ID Card from Alexandria’s Office of Voter Registration and Elections. Voters can stop by the office any time it is open (no appointment needed). The office can also assist with information on getting a ride.
Alexandria’s Voter Registration Office is located at 132 North Royal Street, suite 100. It is open Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. During the month of August, the office is also open on Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Voters applying for the Virginia Voter Photo ID Card need not bring anything with them.When they get to the Voter Registration Office (1) they will fill out a short application, (2) staff at the Office will take the voter’s picture and get their signature, and (3) the voter will receive his or her voter identification card in the mail within two weeks. Voters who need to update their name or address may do so at the same time they come in for their ID.
Provisional Voting
Voters who do not bring a photo identification card when voting may still vote a provisional ballot. They will then have until noon on the Friday following the election to either (1) deliver a copy of their photo ID to the Alexandria Voter Registration Office or (2) appear in-person at the office to apply for a free Virginia Voter Photo ID Card and request a Temporary ID which will meet the photo identification requirement for the November election.

ID Requirements for Absentee Voting

Virginia’s photo ID requirements also apply to absentee voters who vote their absentee ballot in-person. They do not apply to absentee voters who request an absentee ballot by mail. Absentee voting for the November 4 election will begin on Friday, September 19. Voters may view a sample ballot for this election at

For more information, contact Anna Leider, General Registrar, at703.746.4050 or