It's time for a delicious DC-area summer tradition: Summer 2013 Restaurant Week starts Monday. More than 200 restaurants in the greater Washington area are participating — including Assaggi Osteria, Capri Ristorante Italiano and four other McLean restaurants. Click the link above and then search by neighborhood for the complete list. Participating restaurants will offer three-course meals for a set price — $20.13 for lunch or $35.13 for dinner.
Foreign Language Storytime: Barston's Child's Play, 1382 Chain Bridge Road, is holding a play-based, full-immersion foreign-language storytime at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday. The event is free, and no previous language experience is necessary. More info here.
Unlocking the Potential of Social Media: Linda Barrett of All the Buzz is holding a social media workshop at Dulles University, 1934 Old Gallows Road, Suite 510, in Vienna at 1 p.m. Wednesday. Learn the different social media options that are out there and the best one for your business. Cost: $199. More info here.
Heads up Mount Vernon Trail hikers, bikers and walkers. NRG Energy will perform maintenance on the Mount Vernon Trail directly behind the closed GenOn plant at 1400 Royal St. in Old Town Alexandria beginning Monday and going through Sept. 6. If possible, pedestrians, runners and bicyclists should use the alternate trail located in front of the plant that runs along Bashford Lane and East Abingdon and meets the Mount Vernon Trail north of the plant.
Calling all artists, craft sellers and food vendors! Be a part of the inaugural Northern Virginia Community College Fall Festival and Car Show scheduled for Oct. 12. The festival is inviting community organizations, arts and crafts sellers and food vendors to participate. Space must be reserved by Sept. 11. For more information, call 703-257-6558 or email email@example.com.