Alexandria Mom's Calendar of Events

Friday, October 10, 2014

Around Alexandria This Week 10/3 to 10/10

bike gang - PE class from TC learning to ride bikes

the new firehouse is really coming along

slug!  ewwwww

another oldie but goodie

an orange tabby with the pumpkins  - cute!
not so much color left - mostly brown and dry.  

starting to look more like Halloween along Russell Rd.

Ghosting in Your Neighborhood


Ghosting your neighbors

Here is the little poem that goes along with the ghost and treat for "ghosting" your neighbors. 

The phantom ghost has come to town. 
to leave you some goodies, I see you've found. 
If you do not wish a curse to fall 
Continue this greeting.... This Phantom call. 

First, post this phantom in a place where it can be seen. 
And leave it there til Halloween. 
This will scare other phantoms that may come. 
Be sure to participate, don't be a bum! 

Second, make two treats, two ghosts and two notes like this 
Deliver them to two neighbors who may have been missed. 

You must be quick, you have only one day.
Go to a house with no ghosts on display. 
Don't let them see you, be sneaky, no doubt.
Deliver at dark, when there's not any light. 
Ring the doorbell, run quickly, stay out of sight. 

Last but no least, come join in the season
Be happy, be silly, you need no good reason
One last thought, remember, don't be seen. 
And share the spirit of a spooky Halloween. 

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Deadline to Register and Update Virginia Voter Registration:Tuesday, October 14

For Immediate Release: October 9, 2014
The legal deadline to register to vote in the November 4 General Election is Tuesday, October 14, 2014. In Alexandria, the November 4 election will include contests for U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives (8th Congressional District), and a proposed amendment to the Virginia Constitution.
New Registrations
The Alexandria Office of Voter Registration and Elections offers the following voter registration methods:
  • Submit the application online at before midnight on October 14.
  • Register in person at the Office of Voter Registration and Elections, 132 North Royal Street, Suite 100, before 5 p.m. on October 14.
  • Download an application at, then print, sign and mail the completed form to the Office of Voter Registration, 132 North Royal Street, Suite 100, Alexandria, VA 22314. Applications must be postmarked on or before October 14.
The same deadlines are in effect for Virginia voters who are registered, but have moved within the City of Alexandria or VirginiaVoters who do not update their registration records before the deadline are at risk of being ineligible to vote in this election.
Voter information cards for new or transferred registrants will be mailed within one week of the registration date.
Address Updates
Virginia registered voters who need to update their addresses may do so using any of the methods listed above, or by the following:
  • Complete the form on the back of their old Voter Information Card card and mail or fax it to the Office of Voter Registration and Elections, 703.838.6449 (fax) prior to 5 p.m. on October 14.
  • Complete a new voter registration application and fax it to the Office of Voter Registration and Elections, 703.838.6449 (fax) prior to 5 p.m. on October 14.
Checking Registration
Alexandria voters who are not certain if they are registered at their current address may go and look for “Am I Registered & Where do I Vote?” under the Voter Registration links. Voters may also call the Office of Voter Registration and Elections at703.746.4050.
Voter Photo ID Requirements and Other Election InformationVirginians who are registered to vote must show photo identification when voting. or call 703.746.4050 for a list of acceptable photo ID and other election information, including sample ballots and in-person absentee voting hours. 

For more information, contact Anna Leider, General Registrar, at 703.746.4050 or