Alexandria Mom's Calendar of Events

Friday, June 10, 2016

Summer Activities

Here are just some of the places we plan to go and things we plan to do this summer.....

Mt. Vernon

Luray Caverns

Calvert Cliffs - look for sharks teeth

Francescan Monestary- catacombs (Washington, DC) 

Arlington National Cemetery


National Geographic Bldg. 

Treasury & Bureau of Engraving

Botanic Gardens

Paddle boats - Lake Accotink, Springfield, VA 

Roosevelt Island

Huntley Meadows

Rock Creek Park - Planetarium and Nature Center


Glenn Echo Park 

Harper's Ferry - tubing 

Cabin John Park - ride the train

Potomac Overlook Park 

Claude Moore Farm

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Rainbow Rock Band Needs Your Support


Rockin the Rainbow to kids in need all over the world!
The Rainbow Rock Band is headed to Haiti and we need your support to get there!! 
The Tot Rock Festival we held last month, was a huge success and we are so excited to head to Haiti and deliver the instruments we collected as well as spend the week with children at Source of Light Orphanage.  The week will include arts & crafts, music instruction, meditation, Crossfit kids and more!

Your support will help us with airfare and day to day costs for taking on this trip,anything we collect over our goal will go to the orphanage and their projects, so thank you in advance for reading this far!!  If you think you have a little to spare, please click the box and donate today!
Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Summer Activities

reposted from last summer:

Here are my tried and true favorites for things to do and see with the kids.   

Day Trips:
Chincoteague, VA
Annapolis, MD
Luray Caverns, VA
Shenandoah National Park, VA
Harper’s Ferry, WV – great for tubing!
Calvert Cliffs, MD – look for sharks teeth
Breezy Point Beach, MD – look for sharks teeth
Dinosaur Land, White Post, VA
Port Discovery, Baltimore, MD
National Aquarium, Baltimore, MD
Crayola Factory, Easton, PA
Herr’s Food- Potato Chip Factory, Nottingham, PA
Cotoctin Zoo, Thurmont, MD

Explore Local Parks/Sites:
Potomac Overlook, Arlington
Claude Moore Colonial Park, Arlington
Roosevelt Island (lots of shade!)
Mount Vernon, VA
Arlington National Cemetery
Lake Accotink, Springfield, VA – merry-go round, mini golf, paddle boats
Cabin John Park, MD – train rides
Great Falls – MD & VA
Huntley Meadows, Fairfax, VA
River Farm Park, Alexandria, VA
Winkler Botanical Preserve, Alexandria, VA
Rock Creek Park, Washington, DC
Haines Point, Washington, DC
Park at National Harbor
Pohick Bay Park
Glen Echo
National Building Museum
National Geographic Building
Franciscan Monastery, Washington, DC – check out the Catacombs
Union Station
Botanical Gardens
Bureau of Engraving
Bug Zoo at the Smithsonian
Planetarium and Nature Center in Rock Creek Park
Iwo Jima Memorial - Marine Corp Drill/Parade Tuesday evenings at sunset.
National Airport - look at the planes & run around inside.

Blue Park – Rosemont
The Pit – Beverley Hills
Fort Ward
Polk Elementary School
Lee Street – Old Town
Playground in Arlington – off 23rd Street b/t Crystal City and Arlandria

Places in Alexandria:
Ivy Hill Cemetery – take a stroll in the shade, teach math skills
George Washington Masonic Memorial
Boat cruise on the Potomac
Jerome “Buddie” Ford Nature Center
Winkler Preserve