Kent Gardens' French Revolution: McLean Mama has an interesting blog post up about the French Immersion program at Kent Gardens Elementary School — and she proposes a solution to make it better. Check it out here.
Alden Theatre Box Office Opens: The Alden Theatre box office opens at 5 p.m. today for McLean Community Center tax district residents. More info here.
Commemorating the War of 1812: The Fairfax County History Commission War of 1812 Committee will meet at 6:15 p.m. today in the first-floor meeting room at 10360 North St. in Fairfax. The committee will discuss the commemoration of the War of 1812 in Fairfax County.
Poisoned Politics: Author Maggie Sefton will read at 7 p.m. Wednesday from her crime novel “Poisoned Politics,” which has a plot line centered on a dead congressman found in the home of a Beltway socialite. One More Page Books, 2200 N. Westmoreland St. in Arlington. 703-300-9746
What happens to fish and other animals when an oil spill occurs? Mark Huston, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service chief, Environmental Response and Restoration Branch, will discuss the responsibilities of FWS and explain how animals are captured and cleaned. The 1:15 p.m. event is free and located at the Department of the Interior, 1849 C St. NW, Washington. For more information, call 202-208-1169.