Alexandria Mom's Calendar of Events

Friday, August 14, 2015

Alexandria Summer Restaurant Week 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.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Missing Teen from Fairfax County

Zainesha Jelahn Hawkins has gone missing from Richmond Highway in Alexandria, Virginia. PLEASE SHARE and REPOST. Help us bring this young lady safely back home.

• AGE: 15
• HEIGHT: 5'5 
• WEIGHT: approximately 125 pounds
• EYE COLOR: brown

If you have any information please contact Fairfax County Police or her mother, father, or sister (contact information below).

Mother: 571 332 8724
Father: 240 423 3938
Sister: 240 640 7810

2015 Department of Recreation, Parks & Cultural Activities Parks and Recreation Needs Assessment

The City of Alexandria Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities is conducting a Park and Recreation Needs Assessment Survey to help establish priorities for the future development of parks, recreation, cultural facilities, programs and services within your community. A limited number of Alexandria residents have been selected in a random, but statistically accurate method, to receive this survey. If you receive the survey by U.S. Postal Service it is very important that you participate.
The time invested in completing the survey will aid the City of Alexandria in making decisions that will enrich the future of our community and positively affect the lives of its residents by responding to needs that residents help to identify. With resident input, we will continue to provide and improve vibrant, safe, and attractive parks and facilities for all residents to enjoy
The City selected Leisure Vision/ETC Institute, an independent consulting company, as our partner to administer this survey. They will compile the data received and present the results to the City in fall 2015. Results will be available to the public online at For additional information on Leisure Vision/ETC Institute, visit
If you have any questions or are interested in taking the survey, but did not receive a copy in the mail, contact Dana Wedeles with the Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities at 703.746.5491 or

Monday, August 10, 2015

4th Annual Youth Leadership Conference

On Monday, August 17, 2015, the Fourth Annual Youth Leadership Conference will kick off at First Baptist Church of Alexandria located at 2932 King St. 
The three day event is sponsored by the Alexandria Campaign on Adolescent Pregnancy (ACAP), the Substance Abuse Coalition of Alexandria (SAPCA) and T.C. Williams’ Keep It 360 and Above the Influence Clubs to train young leaders and connect them with opportunities to become more civically engaged in the Alexandria community. 
Delegate Charniele Herring of Virginia’s 46th District will open the conference that hosts community and nonprofit leaders, elected officials and representatives from several local boards and commissions. The conference is free to rising ninth through twelfth graders in Alexandria; and scheduled workshops include professionalism and networking, resume writing, becoming a community change maker, teamwork and critical thinking, budgeting and money management, and much more. 
ACAP’s mission is to prevent adolescent pregnancy through culturally and age-appropriate education, advocacy, technical assistance, direct service prevention programs and public awareness. The goal is to work collaboratively with young people, their families and the community to secure brighter futures for youth in Alexandria. 
SAPCA is an alliance of parents, youth, schools, city health and recreation agencies, media, nonprofits, businesses, policymakers and law enforcement, whose mission is to engage diverse sectors of the community in collaborative, cross-cultural and comprehensive substance abuse prevention efforts that result in a reduction of underage substance use and abuse in the city of Alexandria. 
For more information about the Youth Leadership Conference, visit or contact Kim Hurley at or 571.213.9489.