Alexandria Mom's Calendar of Events

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

SAVE the Date - MOMS Club Consignment Sale

Mark your calendar for our semi-annual consignment sale!

This is the sale of all sales to get some great deals on back to school clothes, winter gear, holiday outfits and MORE! We have top name brands of baby gear, toys, books, shoes and clothing for girls and boys. Brand names include Polo, Tea Collection, Matilda Jane, mini boden, Janie and Jack, Lilly Pulitzer, Vineyard Vines, North Face, Sperry, Adidas, Nike, Under Armor, Baby Gap, Coach, Kate Spade, ERGO, Chicco, BOB, Uppa Baby etc.

19 September 2015
11-11:15am doors closed
11:15-12:30pm 50% Off Sale

Trinity United Methodist Church
2911 Cameron Mills Road
Alexandria, VA 22302

**ALL Sales FINAL**
**Cash and Credit Cards Accepted**

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Want to shop early? ---
We are selling a VERY limited supply of EARLY Shopping Passes--you get in 30 minutes before the doors open to the public. Please send us a note via Facebook if you are interested.

Thanks and we hope to see you there!

Consignment Sale Committee
MOMS Club Alexandria NE 

Alexandria Summer Restaurant Week Dates Announced August 21-30, 2015

For 10 days and two weekends, more than 60 Alexandria restaurants offer a $35 three-course dinner OR a $35 dinner for two during Alexandria Summer Restaurant Week, August 21-30, 2015. More than two dozen restaurants are also offering lunch deals at $10, $15 or $20 per person in addition to the dinner specials.

New Restaurant Week participants include Alexandria newcomer Blackwall Hitch, serving up fresh coastal fare and live music at the waterfront, alongside recent additions Hunting Creek Steak and Bistrot Royal as well as soon-to-open Sonoma Cellar.

Alexandria Summer Restaurant Week showcases the inventiveness of local chefs in neighborhoods throughout the city, including Old Town, Del Ray and the West End. At a range of locales, from fine dining establishments to casual neighborhood favorites, guests will savor the flavors of Alexandria's distinctive collection of eateries.
         WHAT: Alexandria Summer Restaurant Week
         WHEN: 10 Days – August 21-30, 2015
         WHERE: Neighborhoods throughout Alexandria, Virginia, including Old Town, Del Ray and the West End
         HOW: $35 three-course dinner OR $35 dinner for two; select locations offering lunch from $10-20/person
This semi-annual event spans two weekends, making it an extraordinary time to transform Restaurant Week into a delicious Restaurant Weekend with special rates at luxurious hotels just steps from eateries. To find hotel information, go to
About Alexandria Restaurant Week
Alexandria Restaurant Week was launched in 2009 by Visit Alexandria and has since been a favorite amongst patrons and restaurateurs, occurring biannually in the winter and summer. Visit Alexandria coordinates and markets the event, which is free for participating restaurants. In addition to serving as an economic driver for Alexandria restaurants, Alexandria Restaurant Week bolsters the city’s reputation as a culinary destination, popular amongst presidents and well-versed foodies.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Build Your Own Rain Barrel Workshop – Saturday, July 18

Saturday, July 18 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Mount Vernon Governmental Center (2511 Parkers Lane, Alexandria, VA  22306)
Interested in living green and protecting the Chesapeake Bay? 
The City of Alexandria’s Department of Transportation and Environmental Services (T&ES), Office of Environmental Quality (, in partnership with other regional governments and organizations working as the Northern Virginia Rain Barrel Program ( partners, invites residents to learn about water quality issues and build a rain barrel to take home after the workshop. Classes fill up fast and registration is required, register online prior to the workshop. 

Monday, July 13, 2015

Annual Outdoor Film Festival This Weekend

Summer cinema returns to Historic Old Town Alexandria with the Annual Comcast Outdoor Film Festival on Friday, July 17 and Saturday, July 18 at Waterfront Park, 1 A Prince St. on a four story high movie screen in full HD under the stars. All movies begin at approximately 8:30 pm (at dusk). Admission is free.
  • Friday, July 17 - How to Train Your Dragon 2  
  • SaturdayJuly 18 - X-Men: Days of Future Past
Popcorn, homemade lemonade, and other food items will be available for sale. A portion of the proceeds earned will benefit the local Boys & Girls Club of Greater Washington. Guests may bring blankets or low beach chairs to sit on. Coolers and outside food items are welcome. In the event of rain, the evening's film showing will be cancelled.
The City of Alexandria and Comcast cosponsor the Outdoor Film Festival. Call the Special Events Hotline at 703.746.5592 for weather related cancellations.
Visitors to the historic district are encouraged bike, walk or take the Metrorail Yellow or Blue lines to the King Street Station and take King Street Trolley to the festival. The free King Street Trolley will operate between the waterfront and the King Street Metro until midnight.
Bicyclists may visit for the City's Bikeways Map, which features the City's best on-street and off-road bikeways, as well as locations of grouped bicycle parking.
For DASH schedule information, call 703.746.DASH or visit For Metrobus schedule information, call 202.637.7000 or visit  

Tons of Trucks event

For Immediate Release: July 13, 2015
The City of Alexandria will host its inaugural Tons of Trucks event on Saturday, July 18, from 10 a.m. to 1 Chinquapin Park, 3210 King St. The event will take place rain or shine.
All ages are invited to explore and get behind the wheel of more than 30 different vehicles from 7 City departments. Vehicles include a fire engine, armored police car, ambulance, front end loader, dump truck, bucket trucks, trash truck, sewer truck, vacuum truck, buses and more. Participants will also have the opportunity to meet the staff who build, serve and protect the City of Alexandria and learn about the vehicles they use. Truck-themed activities include an art project with the City’s Mobile Art Lab, hard hat giveaways, photo opportunities and food truck vendors.

Parking is available at T.C. Williams High School, 3330 King St., and the fee to attend is $5 per person or $15 per family of four upon entry. For additional information, visit or contact Lindsay Burneson at 703.746.5457or