The Real Scoop on Dog Doody: It's not just polite to pick up after your pet, it reduces the risk of certain infections — especially given the weather Northern Virginia has seen lately. Read Jacob D'Aniello's blog on McLean Patch for the full scoop.
MPAartfest Soiree Tickets Now Available: Tickets are now available for the 7th annual MPAartfest Soiree, which will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, at the home of Ann and Jeff Goettman. Tickets start at $250. More info here.
Highlander Kickoff: McLean High School is hosting its inaugural Highlander Kickoff today to get parents and students ready for the start of the new school year. More info here.
"Recyclery" — Hey, cyclists, have you been to the Old Bike Shop in Arlington? Either way, check out this cool video interview with the owner by Arlington Independent Media's studio class.
Blue Suede Bop: Paint the town red while enjoying the sounds of Blue Suede Bop at the Carlyle Club, 411 John Carlyle St. in Alexandria. The rockabilly band plays 9 to 10:30 p.m., right after a swing dance class. For more information, call 703-359-9882.