Alexandria Mom's Calendar of Events

Saturday, January 9, 2016

January events at Del Ray Artisans

January at the Del Ray Artisans Gallery!

True Colors: Like a Rainbow Art Exhibit at Del Ray Artisans gallery
Exhibit Opens Friday, January 8

Don’t miss Del Ray Artisans’ 2016 color-themed show, True Colors: Like a Rainbow! The opening reception is on Friday, January 8 from 7 to 9pm at the gallery. Come enjoy the artwork and mingle with artists. The show runs January 8-31, 2016. Also featured is the ever-popular “art-to-go” boutique. For details, see:

Workshops are Coming in January!

A chance to get out of those winter doldrums with FOUR exciting workshops:

1. Polymer Clay Workshop: Sunday, January 10, 1-5pm. Ken and Sue Reed share their knowledge of polymer clay techniques using a “rainbow” of colors! Students can execute a small jewelry or sculpture project.

2. Introduction to Wire Jewelry: Thursday, January 14, 7-9pm. Jewelry instructor Tamara Wilkerson takes us into the intricate and exciting world of wire jewelry.
Experiment with different tools and wire sizes, while creating basic, colorful, and useful jewelry components. Go home with finished jewelry pieces.

3. Playing with Resin: Monday, January 18, 6:30-9:30pm. Learn how to use resin in your artwork! Instructor Tracy Wilkerson will show you how to “play” with resin
in a safe environment and learn the ins and outs of mixing resin and using it—as an adhesive, a covering, or the main medium.

4. Secrets of the Paper Garden: Hand-dyed Paper Flowers: Sunday, January 24, 1-4pm. Artist Debbie Smith Mezzetta is back with a new recipe for colorful paper flowers
using a unique paper—it’s a secret (and conveniently available and inexpensive)! Come to class and find out! Students will learn easy and fun techniques for hand-dying and creating flowers from the “secret” ingredient—psst, it goes great with coffee.

Register for these workshops at: or go to www.thedelrayartisans.org 

New Weekly Preschool playgroup in Alexandria

Tinok Time is a 6 session playgroup program designed for children ages 1 - 2 years old and a caregiver. It will incorporate free play, snack, songs and movement, and art.

Tinok Time takes place at Agudas Achim, located at 2908 Valley Drive on Friday mornings from 11:00am - 12:30pm.

This session runs from January 15 - February 26 (no class on February 5th). The cost of this six week session is $60.

For more information, contact Agudas Achim Preschool Director Debbie Tureck at<><<>> or 703-998-6072<tel:703-998-6072>

Friday, January 8, 2016

Volunteer Opportunities in Alexandria to Celebrate MLK Day of Service

Dr. King believed in a nation of freedom and justice for all, and encouraged all citizens to live up to the purpose and potential of America by applying the principles of nonviolence to make this country a better place to live—creating the Beloved Community. The MLK Day of Service is a way to transform Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life and teachings into community action that helps solve social problems. On this day, Americans of every age and background celebrate Dr. King through service projects that strengthen communities, empower individuals, bridge barriers, and create solutions.

If you are interested in serving on January 18, 2016 to celebrate Dr. King’s memory and vision, please take a look at the opportunities in Alexandria below. You can sign up for these opportunities via the link provided.

MLK Family Volunteer Day hosted by Volunteer Alexandria
Join Volunteer Alexandria for a family volunteer day to celebrate MLK Day 2016! After the success of the Family Volunteer Day on November 21, we will be offering another opportunity for families to serve together. We will be completing the same projects as the Family Volunteer Day, including place mats for seniors, literacy games for an affordable preschool, and homemade dog toys for rescue dogs. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Families with children as young as 6 are welcome to volunteer! Sign up HERE

MLK Emergency Preparedness Project hosted by Volunteer Alexandria
Come and help us work together on Martin Luther King Jr. Day! Youth and seniors will come together to assemble emergency go kits at Community Lodgings. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Volunteers must be 18 and older. Sign up HERE

MLK Community Fitness/Childhood Hunger Awareness Program Volunteer hosted by the AlexandriCity of Alexandria DPRCA
We are looking for volunteers to assist in this community program where we will provide healthy snacks, fitness based activities and a variety of non contact games and activities for approximately 50 to 100 students. 10:30-2:30 p.m. Volunteers must be 18 and older. Sign up HERE

Annual MLK Community Summit hosted by The Morning Bishop Theater Playhouse, Inc.

The community is welcomed and encouraged to participate in the planned community service activities of first aid assemblage, baking cupcakes, creating greeting cards for the sick and shut in, sorting of donations and organizing materials. Volunteers are welcome anytime between 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Volunteers as young as 12 are welcome to volunteer with an adult present. Sign up HERE

from Volunteer Alexandria  

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

TC Swim & Dive Team Fundraiser January 6

Come out and support the T.C. Williams Swim and Dive teams at Baja Fresh. 
**you must bring the flyer**