Alexandria Mom's Calendar of Events

Friday, August 12, 2016

Alexandria Summer Restaurant Week is Next Week

For 10 days and two weekends, more than 50 Alexandria restaurantsoffer a $35 three-course dinner OR a $35 dinner for two during Alexandria Summer Restaurant Week, August 19-28, 2016. More than two dozen restaurants will also offer lunch deals at $10, $15 or $20 per person in addition to the dinner specials.

New to Alexandria Summer Restaurant Week are Ashlar Restaurant and Bar, located at Kimpton's newly-renovated Morrison House, and Bombay Curry Company in Del Ray. Returning participants include Restaurant Eve, Sonoma Cellar, Magnolia's On King, Vermilion, La Bergerie, Evening Star Cafe, The Majestic, Mason Social, Cheesetique, Southside 815 and Del Ray Café.

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.
In August, guests will find a flip-book of menus on
     WHAT: Alexandria Summer Restaurant Week
     WHEN: 10 Days – August 19-28, 2016
     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 semiannual 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

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

MOMS Club Consignment Sale looking for Consignors

The Mom’s Club of Alexandria NE is hosting the Fall 2016 Children’s Consignment Sale on Saturday September 17, 2016 at Trinity United Methodist Church from 8am-12:30pm and we are looking for a few more Consignors. 

We sell season specific children’s clothing, toys, baby gear (bouncers, high chairs, strollers, pack and plays, etc.). We don’t sell large furniture (cribs, dressers) or maternity clothes. 

If you’re interested in learning more, please email!


A T.C. chemistry teacher, Erin Strimple-Barker, is seeking mentors to pair with honors science students to work on their science fair projects.  All Honors Science students at TCW are required to participate in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) (  Ms. Strimple-Barker hopes to link students with members of the community in order to help with their projects.
Students begin working on their projects at the start of the school year and finish in early February when they present their projects to a panel of judges.  Mentors will help students select age appropriate projects with measurable variables and appropriate scientific units, design a safe and effective experiment, and analyze and draw conclusions that relate back to or enhance published research.
If you are interested in participating in this pilot program, please contact Ms. Strimple-Barker at by August 11.  Also, please review the process for becoming an ACPS volunteer at

An information session is scheduled for August 18 at Alexandria City Public Schools Central Office located at 1340 Braddock Place, Alexandria, VA 22314.