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Labor Day Festivities, Back to School and Frank Lloyd Wright

Here are a couple of things to look forward to this week in and around the Kingstowne area.

It's Labor Day and there's plenty to look forward to today and for the rest of the week. Here are a few events you should know about for the week of Sept. 1.

It’s Labor Day, the first Monday in September.
 Take more than just a moment to reflect on this annual, national tribute to workers who have contributed to the wellbeing of the United States. What does it mean to you?

The only Frank Lloyd Wright house open to the public
 in the area, experience the Pope-Leighey House. The historic site is located at 9000 Richmond Hwy. in Alexandria. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., including Labor Day. Admission is $8.50 for adults and $4 for children. Two bedrooms, 1,200 square feet with an original sale price of $7,000, it’s an excellent example of the famous architect’s small homes.

It’s the first day back to school for many students in the City of Alexandria’s public school system. Be alert and on the lookout when little feet hit the street by walking, biking, driving and busing.

What happens to fish and other animals when an oil spill occurs? The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service chief, branch of Environmental Response and Restoration, 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.

A wine and chocolate tasting at One More Page Books in Arlington begins at 7 p.m. The bookstore is located at 2200 N. Westmoreland St., No. 101. For more information, call 703-300-9746.

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