Calendar of Events - Mothers of North Arlington

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Join other moms of kids with special needs for coffee and conversation. This event is for mom's only. No need to register.

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8/7/20209:30am to 11:30amMaribel Adydan

Please join us for our August book club discussion on the book How to be an Anti-Racist, by Ibram X. Kendi. 

We will be meeting from 8-9 PM on Monday, August 10th.

Zoom link to follow in invitation.

For more information about our book club, join the subgroup for Book Club.

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8/10/20208:00pm to 9:00pm

Please join us for this music-centered talk!

Sound Impact co-founders Danielle Cho & Tiffany Richardson will lead a session centered around the benefits of at home music education and virtual instruction. Through their use of virtual experiences, they will demonstrate how music programs can integrate with other disciplines in education, curriculum and build familial connections.

More about Sound Impact:
Founded in 2013, Sound Impact brings the power of music beyond the traditional concert hall. Through creative performances and educational programs, Sound Impact drives musical connections from the Kennedy Center to juvenile detention centers and throughout underserved communities in the US, Costa Rica and Panama. Sound Impact is proud to partner with National Symphony Orchestra Education and Washington DC Department of Rehabilitation Services to deliver education programming for DC area youth.

You can find out more about Sound Impact and their mission and work here:

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8/12/20208:00pm to 9:00pm

Looking for the Ultimate Cleaning Solution for Smelly, Gross Trash Cans?Clean bins ( will come right to your door and sanitize your bins, leaving them smelling fresh and bacteria free. The idea is simple, you sign up for one of two services below, leave your empty bin/s at the bottom of your driveway on a pre-assigned day, and voila! They will even place your clean bins back at the top of your driveway after they are done.
The MONA sponsored pricing for the Clean Bin services is as follows:
  • One time clean, 1/2 bins for $30/$65 (regular price is $40/$80) 
  • Bimonthly prepaid plan, 1/2 bins for $110/$135 (regular price is $125/$150)


Fine print:

  • First service will be the week of August 17 and the bimonthly prepaid plan includes 5 cleanings to be done in August 2020, October 2020, March 2021, May 2021 and July 2021
  • Bins are cleaned on a pre-assigned day, and MUST be empty or in one bag for easy cleaning.
  • Clean Bin will send one reminder via email and a second one via text; however, if the bin is not available, they will move onto the next house and the service will be considered done.
  • Bins with unbagged pet waste WILL NOT be cleaned.
  • Bins with paint/tar/gum and like substances may take more than one cleaning
  • Prepaid contracts will transfer to new owner, and not to new home
  • Customers that wish to skip a cleaning must call or email 24 hours prior to their scheduled cleaning day in order to not lose that cleaning  

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 MONA outings

Have you ever wondered why: You keep dreaming about your departed grandmother? A dream is on repeat? That random vivid dream keeps sticking with you?

Join intuitive healer and coach Marci Moberg for a one hour workshop to explore the power of your dreams. In this session you will explore why dreams are important, how our beliefs about dreams shape them, how to start a dream practice, how to interpret your dreams, and why you should never use a dream dictionary.

Marci Moberg is an intuitive coach and healer with a passion for reconnecting sensitive souls to their forgotten intuitive nature. Marci’s work includes coaching individuals and groups to develop their intuition, understand their sensitivity, own their power, and navigate life transitions and relationships with authenticity. Her popular online course Intuition 101, is a life-changing course on practical intuition development and she is the podcast host of Tune In with Marci. Marci has been featured on MindBodyGreen, the Huffington Post, Reader’s Digest, Bustle,,, television, and many podcasts. You can follow her inspiring tips and writings on her website,

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8/19/20208:00pm to 9:00pm

In "How to Talk to Children and Adolescents about Race," parents gain a better understanding of how to effectively talk with children about issues related to race, second language, immigration and forms of bias and oppression of one group by another. This workshop presents concrete strategies including how to watch for teachable moments and how to engage your children and others in these difficult conversations. Participants leave with resources to help expand their knowledge and skills to talk about race.

This workshop is developed and provided by Arlington's own, Challenging Racism, and moves participants from a belief that racism is the work of bad individuals and individual acts to an understanding that racism is a system of White advantage all of us participate in whether we intend to or not. We own these advantages and can work to eliminate their consequences by working for equity. It is a facilitated experience to engage participants with critical content and start them thinking about racism in a new way. 

This workshop would normally cost $125 per person. MONA is able to offer this virtual session to its members for $20.


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8/24/20205:30pm to 7:00pm

Join other moms of kids with special needs for coffee and conversation. This event is for mom's only. No need to register.

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9/4/20209:30am to 11:30amMaribel Adydan

Come learn the basics of the Art & Science of balance and harmony in this beautiful and potent framework for deep holistic self and community care. Ayurveda is an ancient system for life wisdom and is very relevant to raising our families and ourselves during this time of chaos and confusion in the world. Learn to stabilize and steady yourself, transforming into the leader and the mother that you were born to be.

Pleasance Silicki, M.S.ED., is a mother, creator, author, speaker, podcaster, holistic health coach, facilitator and an Enneagram type 4. She teaches from the foundations of evidence-based, Positive Psychology and integrates with the Yogic and Ayurvedic wisdom traditions. In 2019, she will also become an Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultant. She is the founder of THRIVE, an online self-care class and community and LOLA an academy for women’s leadership, stress management and life design. Pleasance is the author of Delight: 8 Principles for Living with Joy And Ease, published in 2016 and the host of the LOLA Community Podcast. As founder of lil omm yoga studio, the Co-Founder of The National Kids Yoga Conference and Septima Clark Public Charter School, Pleasance is passionate about bringing well being into a variety of communities and to all humans. She has taught Mindful Explorations at The George Mason University and Strategies in Stress Management at The American University. She facilitates Mind-Body Medicine Skills Groups, Stress Management and Self-Care workshops and retreats to a variety of individuals, groups and organizations. She leads groups on The Artist’s Way and community circles specifically on Social Justice and parenting.

You can find out more about Pleasance and her work at her website:

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9/9/20208:00pm to 9:00pm

BEN Monthly Meeting - Save The Date. 
Topic:  TBD.  
Time:  7:00 - 9:30pm

Any questions, contact the MONA BEN email at: or Katie Jefcoat at 202-494-7230 

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9/17/20207:00pm to 9:30pm

Join your fellow MONA New Moms at our Quarterly Social at Great Smiles of Northern Virginia from 9:30-11:00 AM. No need to register, but you can email to let us know you're coming or ask any questions.

Great Smiles of Northern Virginia
80 E. Jefferson Street
Suite 400B
Falls Church, VA. 22046

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9/26/20209:30am to 11:00am

Join other moms of kids with special needs for coffee and conversation. This event is for mom's only. No need to register.

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10/2/20209:30am to 11:30amMaribel Adydan

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