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This online community was developed to support, inform and engage families with young children in Del Ray, Alexandria, Virginia. I can’t think of a better place to raise my two children and I’m sure you agree more! Enjoy the blog and everything Del Ray has to offer!

Oct 16, 2014

If you’re looking for a play group for your little one, the City of Alexandria has several low cost options! Mount Vernon Rec Center, right here in Del Ray has Kids Rock Social Hour for ages 0-4 years on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. You can drop into the Rec. Center and sign […]

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Sep 25, 2014

Schools are back in session so many of us have pulled the lunch boxes back out and are probably already finding ourselves in a rut with the daily variety and even spread thin getting homework done, delivering everyone to various practices, getting clothes/uniforms ready and getting the darn lunches packed. Bon Vivant (formerly SEVA Cafe) […]

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Sep 17, 2014

Last week I had the pleasure of meeting with Claire Portolese, owner of Tippi Toes DC to learn more about the dance classes they offer here in Del Ray. Tippi Toes operates out of Mind the Mat Studio in Del Ray, Saffron in Clarendon and numerous locations in DC. Tippi Toes offers a Toddler & […]

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Sep 12, 2014

This Saturday, Sept. 13th, is the Alexandria Multicultural Fest from 12- 4 p.m. at Four Mile Run Park at 4109 Mount Vernon Ave, Alexandria! The festival in the Chiralagua neighborhood of Alexandria is designed to bring community members together and celebrate Alexandria’s diversity. The festival will include free family entertainment, including live music and games and […]

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Sep 11, 2014

Del Ray Baby will host an informal soccer exchange to help out our community. If last season’s cleats are a bit too tight please join us to exchange them for a larger pair. We’ll be working on the honor system.  Everyone is invited. Please tell your friends and teammates. If you bring a pair of […]

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Aug 31, 2014

Don’t miss the last First Thursday of the year this coming Thursday, Sept. 4th. Join the Del Ray Business Association for an evening of fashion, talent and fun, Local merchants Amalgamated, Gossip on 23rd, Kiskadee, LuLu Lemon for Mind the Mat, Purple Goose and Salon Bisoux will style and coiffe our models for the runway […]

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Aug 25, 2014

A few months ago Discovery Time Learning Center opened its doors and we stopped by to take a look at Del Ray’s newest child care facility. They are located at 1509 Leslie Avenue which is right behind Swing’s coffee shop. I met with the director and learned of her passion for child development and got […]

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Aug 15, 2014

This summer has been amazing and our kids are growing by leaps and bounds so don’t let this weekend’s Cinema Del Ray slip by! This coming Saturday starting at sunset, Cinema Del Ray will be showing The Lego Movie for their last movie of the season. The movie is free courtesy of Jen Walker. Bring […]

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Apr 03, 2014

Spring Break is coming up in less than two weeks and if you’re not taking a break then you need to figure out what to do with the kiddos during this time. There are several great options this year for Spring Break: Mount Vernon Community Children’s Theatre Spring and Summer Camp 2014 April 14th – […]

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Mar 20, 2014

It may not feel like it but today is the first day of spring! We can’t wait for the weather to catch up to the calendar! To help you get into a spring state of mind, here are several ideas for classes and sports that you can sign up for this spring- Alexandria Soccer Association’s […]

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