Alexandria Mom's Calendar of Events

Friday, August 10, 2018

City of Alexandria Warns of Danger Posed by Concentrated Opioids

City of Alexandria Warns of Danger Posed by Concentrated Opioids in Light of Recent Spike in Overdoses

For Immediate Release: August 10, 2018
The City of Alexandria has responded to seven opioid overdoses in the last seven days, including one fatality. While recreational use of opioids is always dangerous and illegal, City officials are urging residents to be aware of the medical safety of the drugs, including heroin, that could be extremely concentrated or mixed with something unusual that is resulting in life-threatening situations.
Naloxone (Narcan) can save the life of someone who is overdosing, if given in time. It is available without a prescription at all pharmacies. You can also obtain it for free at the Alexandria Health Department's main office (4480 King St.), from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays; and from 12:45 to 4:30 p.m. on Thursdays.  Appointments are not necessary, but may be made by calling 703.746.4888. Anyone who assists a person in need is protected by the Good Samaritan Law from liability while rendering aid.
If you or someone you care about needs help with addiction, call 703.746.3636 (Virginia Relay 711), 24 hours a day. For help to stop using heroin or other opioids, call the Opioid Treatment Program intake line at 703.746.3610.
If you have information regarding past overdoses, call the Alexandria Police Department at 703.746.6277.
For life-threatening situations, call 9-1-1 immediately.
For more information on the opioid crisis and how the City is responding, including a printable flyer on overdose symptoms and how to get help, visit
City of Alexandria Warns of Danger Posed by Concentrated Opioids

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

TC Parking Info on Permits for Upcoming School Year

2018-19 Student Parking at King Street

For the 2018-2019 school year, parking on the Chinquapin Loop Road will require a City of Alexandria (not T.C.) permit during school days and hours. Permits will be available to qualified seniors based on a lottery system, with 175 permits available. A Chinquapin Loop Road parking permit will be required for parking on the Loop Road from September 2018 through June 2019, Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The parking permit fee is $120, and the permit is valid for the 2018-2019 school year. Vehicles without a permit during these times will be ticketed and/or towed, with enforcement beginning Monday, September 24.

Applications for the lottery are available on the Park and Recreation websiteand in person at Chinquapin Park Recreation Center & Aquatics Facility, 3210 King St.

Applications will be accepted until noon on September 7.
The lottery will take place on September 10.
Permit enforcement will begin on September 24.

There will be no student parking in the T.C. Garage.TC 

Tuesday, August 7, 2018


August 11-12, 2018
Alexandria’s summertime deal-grabbing tradition returns as over 50 boutiques throughout Old Town and Del Ray offer deeply-discounted summer merchandise (up to 80% off). Don’t miss your chance to find incredible bargains and unique treasures in Alexandria, the DC region’s Shop Small headquarters. Local retailers will display a wide range of goods, from fashion and jewelry to home decor, culinary, seasonal and gift items at discounted prices. Spot the deals by looking for bright yellow balloon markers outside of participating stores.
Free Parking
In Old Town, the City of Alexandria is offering free parking at all City meters on Saturday (parking at meters is free on Sundays). Parking in Del Ray is always free!

Monday, August 6, 2018

Fall Crew Registration

Fall season registration for the Alexandria Crew Boosters (ACB) and the Old Dominion Boat Club (ODBC) has started.

  • The TC Williams Crew Boosters “Learn to Row” Program is designed for beginning rowers and those who have completed summer crew and/or fall crew program(s). It’s open to 7th graders and above from any school district who would like to learn to row or sharpen their skills. 

  • The ODBC Select Rowing Program is designed for the rower who has completed one or more high school spring seasons of competition. Most boats will compete locally at Occoquan and Georgetown with select boats rowing in Boston, Philadelphia and Chattanooga.

Registration for both programs, and additional details, are available on the web site at

Sunday, August 5, 2018

National Night Out in Alexandria


On Tuesday, August 7, from 5 to 10 p.m., the Alexandria Police Department, Fire Department, Sheriff's Office and other City agencies will partner to celebrate the 35th annual National Night Out. This special celebration is part of a nationwide crime and drug prevention effort sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW).

To heighten awareness of crime prevention, residents in more than 30 Alexandria neighborhoods will turn on their porch lights, host neighborhood cookouts and sponsor block parties in support of National Night Out. Members of City Council, City Manager Mark Jinks, Police Chief Michael Brown, Fire Chief Robert Dubé, Sheriff Dana Lawhorne, other City officials, and public safety personnel will reaffirm the City's commitment to keeping the Alexandria community safe and secure.
The Alexandria Police Department's K-9 Unit, Motor Unit, Bike Patrol, Command Bus, Armored Personnel Carrier, and Crime Scene Mobile Lab will tour neighborhoods and offer special demonstrations, and Alexandria Fire Department engines and fire trucks will come to various neighborhoods throughout the city.

National Night Out, a year-round community campaign, is designed to heighten crime prevention awareness; generate support for and participation in local anti-crime programs; strengthen neighborhood spirit and law enforcement community partnerships; and send a message to criminals that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.


  • 1400-1600 Oakcrest Drive | 6:30-9:30 p.m.
  • 413 E. Howell Ave. | 5-9 p.m.
    400 Block
  • 500 E. Luray Ave. | 6:30-10 p.m.
    500 Block (entire block of East Luray between DeWitt and Leslie)
  • ARHA - Charles Houston Recreation Center | 5-8 p.m.
    901 Wythe St. (parking lot)
  • ARHA - Hopkins-Tancil | 5-8 p.m.
    Ruby Tucker Family Center, 322 Tancil Court
  • ARHA - Ladrey High Rise | 5-8 p.m.
    300 Wythe St.
  • ARHA - Princess Square | 5-8 p.m.
    1500 Block of Princess St. (rear parking lot)
  • ARHA - Quaker Hill Apartments | 5-8 p.m. 
    Quaker Hill Community Center, 1100 Quaker Hill Drive
  • Arlandria | 5:30-8:30 p.m.
    The Conservatory at Four Mile Run, 4109 Mt. Vernon Ave.
  • Armistead Boothe Park | 5-8 p.m.
    520 Cameron Station Blvd.
  • Bashford Lane / Michigan Street Community | 6-8 p.m.
    700 Avon Place
  • Brent Place | 5-7 p.m.
    375 S. Reynolds St.
  • Canterbury Square | 6-8:30 p.m.
    5201 Duke St. (between 20 & 22 Canterbury Square next to the pool)
  • Clover-College Park Civic Association | 5-8 p.m.
    1000 Vassar Drive (between Yale & Cambridge)
  • Del Ray Citizens Association | 5-7:30 p.m.
    2701 Commonwealth Ave. (adjacent fields)
  • Edsall Bluff Pool Deck | 6:30-9:30 p.m.
    6135 Edsall Road
  • EOS 21 | 5-7:30 p.m.
    16 S. Van Dorn St. (grassy area behind building)
  • Fairlington Towne Unit Owners Association | 6-7 p.m.
    North Dearing Street (common area behind row of homes in the green space between Jason and Ingalls avenues)
  • Father Rankin House | 6:30-8 p.m.
    314 Duke St. (courtyard)
  • Green House Condominiums | 6-7:30 p.m.
    5300 Holmes Run Parkway
  • Hume Springs Citizens Association | 6-8 p.m.
    Hume Springs Playground Park,100 Dale St. (between W. Reed Avenue and Dale St.)
  • Lennox Place at Sunnyside Courtyard | 6-8 p.m.
    Courtland Circle (Lennox Place) Common Area (intersection of Charles Ave., Shorter Lane and Courtland Circle)
  • Lincolnia Hills | 6-8 p.m.
    933 Moody Court
  • Lloyd's Apartments | 5-8 p.m.
    800 Tennessee Ave. (in front of rental office)
  • Lynhaven | 6-8 p.m.
    Lynhaven Gateway Park (Rock Park), 101 Lynhaven Drive
  • North Ridge Citizens Association | 5:30-8:30 p.m.
    George Mason Elementary School, 2601 Cameron Mills Road
    (Tarmac/playground area behind school)
  • Park Place Condominiums | 6-8 p.m.
    2500 N. Van Dorn St.
  • Place One Condominiums | 6:30-8:30 p.m.
    North Van Dorn St. / 5500 Holmes Run Parkway
  • Potomac Yard | 6-8 p.m.
    (Neighborhood Park near Main Line Blvd., next to Bluemont Ave.)
  • Seminary Civic Association | 5:30-8 p.m.
    1000 block of N. Quaker Lane (cul-de-sac at Woods Avenue/Place)
  • Society Hill | 6-8 p.m.
    3806 Vermont Court
  • Stone Gate Foundation | 6-8 p.m.
    4659 Kinsey Lane
  • The Exchange at Van Dorn | 6-8 p.m.
    4840 Eisenhower Ave. (area across from the pool and visitor parking)
  • Wakefield Tarleton Civic Association | 5:30-9 p.m.
    Wakefield Tarleton Neighborhood
  • Warwick Village Citizens Association | 5:30-7:30 p.m.
    Landover Park, 3301 Landover St.
  • Watergate at Landmark Community Center | 6-8 p.m.
    211 Yoakum Parkway (multipurpose court next to the tennis courts, behind Building 3, 307 Yoakum Parkway)
*Locations and details are subject to change. Please check for further updates.