Economics of Immigration Reform: George Mason University's Institute for Immigration Research is hosting a panel discussion on the economic impacts of immigration reform, including the effects on technology and engineering firms and the service industry. Breakfast will be served at the 8 a.m. Wednesday event at the university's Arlington campus. More information here.
Aging in Place in Arlington: A volunteer group of Arlington neighbors has created a network of villages to help older residents stay in their homes and active in their communities. You can learn about the villages at an aging-in-place public forum from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Rock Creek Congregational United Church of Christ. More info here.
Run, Hide, Fight: Fairfax County distributed this video Tuesday to help residents prepare for an active shooter event. The video may make some viewers — Board of Supervisors Chairwoman Sharon Bulova called it "alarming" and saidshe hesitated to share it on Facebook — but county officials thought it was appropriate to release in light of this week's mass shooting at the Washington Navy Yard.
Classical Music: Serbian flutist Andjela Bratic and Serbian pianist Jasna Popovic perform at the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage at 6 p.m. Wednesday. This event is free. The Kennedy Center is located at 2700 F St. NW in Washington. 202-467-4600.
Speak and Spell: Virginia’s own Sen. Tim Kaine and Rep. Gerry Connolly will take the stage along with other lawmakers and journalists in that most American of showdowns – the spelling bee. Howard Fineman from the Huffington Post and Major Garrett from CBS News are among the journalists. The event costs $25 and starts at 8 p.m. and is at the National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW in Washington. 202-662-7500.