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
Bike Map Survey: BikeArlington wants to create a new bike map for the county and is asking residents to fill out a short survey to help them out. Everyone who completes a survey is entered to win a free Kindle Fire. More info here.
Arlington Mill Community Center Now Open: The Arlington Mill Community Center is now open at the intersection of Dinwiddie Street and Columbia Pike. Check out a gallery of the center here. Arlington County has instituted a six-month pilot parking program for the center in an effort to give residents access and minimize parking in the surrounding neighborhood. The first four hours are free. See the complete parking fee schedule here.
Hooray for Books! Children's book store Hooray for Books! is offering a weekly story time at 4 p.m. Wednesdays for ages 3 to 6. The shop is located near the King Street Metro in Alexandria, 1555 King St. Call 703-548-4092 for more information.
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.