Alexandria Mom's Calendar of Events

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

How to "Ghost" 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. 

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Family FieldFest October 24

Hosted by Alexandria Renew and the City of Alexandria's Recreation, Parks, and Cultural Affairs Department, the first-ever Family FieldFest is free to attend, open to the public and will be held rain or shine! 

Local food and live music all day.  Over 50 vendors including recreation partners, non-profits, and local businesses.  Food vendors include Sensi Juice, Stomping Ground, Buzz Bakery, Sweet Fire Donna’s and Teasism. 

Grab a passport when you get there for prizes!  Hit all of FieldFest's four zones and you are officially part of TEAM MOXIE, a cool new water super hero in town who will be making a guest appearance at the event! 

The field is filled with fun including exercise classes, pumpkin painting, bubble wand making, an arts tent with a face paint master, a sports league expo and free demonstrations from local companies with a focus on healthy and sustainable living.

Pick and paint a pumpkin and test your taste buds at an apple tasting. Be sure to make time for wellness at any of the free on-site yoga classes.
11:15-11:45 – Ease Rise and Shine Yoga
12 -12:30 – Kid’s Yoga and Movement
1:00-1:30 – Demonstration of Curvy Yoga for Bigger Bodied Yogis
2:00-2:30 – Yoga Flow
3:00-3:30 – Demonstration of beginner Yoga

Experience change by painting your face, learning new moves and seeing 
AlexRenew transforms dirty water into clean sparkling water. Below are the free martial arts and wellness classes.
• 11:00 Martial Arts for Adults
12:00 Martial Arts for Youngsters
- Zumba Class
- Demos by One Life Fitness’ Explosive Performance Team
- Basic Health and Nutrition Consultation
- Fitness Assessments

It’s double the fun when the kids get creative and make their own bubbles and bubble wands! Innovation Island will also hold a variety of fun-for-the-whole-family classes.
• 11:30 – Cardio Sculpting
12:15 – Kids Creative Movement
•  1:00 – Pilates with Props
1:45 – Belly Dance
•  2:00 – Kids Creative Ballet
•  3:15 – Family Dance

Harness your energy and excitement right into a variety of classes and activities brought to you by the City of Alexandria’s Recreation, Parks, and Cultural Activities Department. While here stop by and see the Washington Nationals and DC United for a free giveaways.
11:30 – Stroller Striders Class
12:00 – Zumba Class
•  1:00 – Alexandria Little League
•  1:30 – TSP (Nerf Fencing) Class
•  2:00 – Alexandria Rugby Club
•  2:45 – Alexandria Lacrosse Club
•  3:15 – Alexandria’s Soccer Association 

If you’re here for the music then we’ve got something for everyone. Here’s the schedule:
11:15 a.m. – The Noyze (School of Rock Kids)
11:45 a.m. – 4 Short of a Dozen (School Rock of Kids)
12:15 p.m. – Guest Speakers
•  1:00 p.m. – Wes Tucker and the Skillets (Local Roots/Americana/Rock)
•  2:00 p.m. – Joe Chioocca Band (Local Rock)
•  2:30 p.m. – Purple Isn’t Six (High School Rock Band)

We can't w
ait to see you for a day of fall fun in Carlyle. Please leave your furry, four-legged friends at home for this event.  Free parking and metro accessible.

Monday, October 19, 2015

"Cat" got your tongue or Halloween Fun

Here is some more Halloween fun..... fun with "cat"


  1. underground caverns for burying
  2. a large church
  3. before he was a butterfly
  4. a book you can order things from 
  5. a growth in your eye
  6. if I throw a baseball you should....
  7. cows, bulls, steer
  8. a sailboat with two hulls
  9. a Christian religion
  10. a terrible tragedy
  11. it flies but meows like a cat
  12. a thief that climbs outside houses
  13. a section of things that are alike
  14. it swims
  15. a red mushy tomato sauce
  1. catacombs
  2. cathedral 
  3. caterpillar
  4. catalog
  5. cataract
  6. catch
  7. cattle
  8. catamaran
  9. Catholicism
  10. catastrophe
  11. catbird
  12. cat burglar
  13. category
  14. catfish
  15. catsup