Alexandria Mom's Calendar of Events

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Alexandria City Council Candidate Forum

Moderated by Julie Carey, News4 NBC Washington, Northern VA Bureau Chief

                  7-9 pm

Thursday, September 17, 2015
William Ramsay School Auditorium
5700 Sanger Avenue, Alexandria VA
Note:  parking is limited !

Vote for 6 Candidates on November 3:
Willie Bailey -- D
John Taylor Chapman – D
Philip Cefaratti – I
Tim Lovain – D
Monique Miles – R
Del Pepper – D
Paul Smedberg – D
Fernando Torrez – R
Townsend Van Fleet – R
Justin Wilson – D
Bob Wood – R

Sponsored by The JBG Companies; Municipal Media Services, LLC; Alexandria Federation of Civic Associations; and members of the West End Coalition:  Beauregard Heights Condominium Association, Cameron Station Civic Association, Olympus Condominiums, Seminary Heights Condominium Association, Seminary Hill Association, Inc., Seminary West Civic Association, Wakefield-Tarleton Civic Association, Watergate at Landmark

Registration open for YMCA Alexandria Sea Dragons Swim Team

Looking for a sport for your child this year?! Come join the Sea Dragons swim team!

 The Sea Dragons swim team is a competitive, YMCA and USA Swimming registered swim team offering quality professional coaching and technique instruction for all ages and abilities providing an environment for youth development and a healthy sense of self-esteem and group interaction. In a caring and personalized atmosphere, team members learn discipline and commitment to hard work, the joy of achievement and the fun of close friendships.

Swimmers are coached in technique, competitive swimming skills, endurance, starts, turns, swimming workouts, and teamwork in a diverse and inclusive environment.

The goal of the team is to provide every member an opportunity to improve swimming skills and achieve success at his or her level of ability, from recreational and novice to collegiate or international competitor. 

For more information and to register, please visit, select Alexandria from the locations drop down menu, and then click on Sea Dragons.

Or contact the branch at (703) 838-8085

Duncan Library in search of Legos.

Lego club is coming soon to Duncan Library.

Let's all help our library to build a better future for our children. 

Duncan Library is starting an exciting new Lego program for children and is seeking donations of gently used (or new!) Legos to get started. 

Please contact the Duncan Youth Services Manager at 703-746-1705 with any questions. 

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Annual Doggie Swim Day

City of Alexandria to Hold Annual Doggie Day Swims for Dogs Large and Small

For Immediate Release: September 9, 2015
Treat your pooch to a late summertime dip at one of the City of Alexandria’s Annual Doggie Day Swims. For the first time, dogs under 25 pounds can enjoy a pool to themselves at Itty Bitty Doggie Dive on Sunday, September 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Charles Houston Recreation Center’s Memorial Pool, 901 Wythe St. Dogs 25 pounds and up can enjoy Big Dog Day Swim on Saturday, September 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Old Town Pool, 1609 Cameron St.
Following the end of the summer pool season, this annual event provides dogs with the opportunity to swim and play games in one of the City’s pools. This year, due to the generous donation by Your Dogs Best Friend, admission is free! Register Online Now to reserve your dog (Itty Bitty Doggie Dive: activity number 134390 or Big Dog Day Swim: activity number 134391).
Dog handlers must be 16 years of age or older, and cannot swim or enter the pool with their dogs. Dogs must be sociable and remain leashed while on the pool deck. All dogs should wear current vaccination tags or must have a current rabies certificate or letter from their veterinary stating that they have received the shots in order to gain entry to the event. Space is limited to 100 dogs in the pool area at one time.
For additional information, contact Ralph Baird, Aquatics Supervisor, at 703.746.5435 and or visit

TC Williams Athletic Passes On Sale Now

TC Athletic Passes are on sale at the TC Athletic office or contact Terri Belcher via email at to purchase.  Passes are $50 for one or a family of four for $175.  TC Booster passes provide entry to all home athletic events at TC Williams High School (excluding playoffs) with all proceeds going to support TC athletics

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Will you be the lucky one tomorrow?

Tomorrow Could Be Your Lucky Day! 
Could You Be the 5 Millionth King Street Trolley Rider?

The Alexandria Transit Company (DASH) is less than a day away from reaching their milestone of carrying 5 million King Street Trolley riders since the service started in 2008!

As part of celebrating this milestone, DASH, along with the City of Alexandria and Visit Alexandria, will be on the lookout for the 5 millionth rider who will be boarding one of the trolleys on Wednesday, September 9, sometime between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.  Alexandria’s Mayor Bill Euille and DASH Board Chairman Paul Abramson will be among the City, DASH, and Visit Alexandria officials who will be waiting at the Market Square to congratulate the lucky customer.  The 5 millionth rider will also be bestowed with a number of exciting gifts.  DASH is urging all trolley riders to take advantage of this exciting time and hop on board to experience the fun of the free King Street Trolley and take your chances at being the lucky winner! “It could be you,” exclaimed DASH’s General Manager Sandy Modell.  “So, come aboard the King Street Trolley on September 9 and join in the celebration of the success of the King Street Trolley and this milestone.”

DASH began operating Alexandria’s first clean diesel hybrid electric King Street Trolley in April 2012. Trolley riders immediately noticed the new design features, including bike racks, low floor design (no front steps), wheelchair ramp instead of the older hydraulic lifts, plus a smoother ride, and a more spacious and accessible interior. The hybrid trolleys consume less fuel, emit fewer pollutants, and provide a quieter more relaxing ride. 

The King Street Trolley transports approximately 2,500 riders a day between the King Street Metrorail Station and the Potomac River waterfront daily every 10 minutes, Sunday – Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. - 10:15 p.m. and Thursday – Saturday from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.

Riders can access trolley schedules and information at For information on DASH routes and schedules, visit

Stay Connected with DASH and the King Street Trolley!