It’s Tuesday, Aug. 13. Here are five things you need to know. Tell us what we need to know on the Patch message board!
1. Today: Create great-looking cupcakes with the Aubergine Chef. 2 p.m. Chinn Park Regional Library, Woodbridge.
2. You Said It: “They should go home. Give voters a chance to kick their tails.” One of our readers from Lorton responding to a question we asked about the annual August recess for members of Congress. Reports have noted this is the most unproductive Congress in recent memory.
4. Number of the Day: 25,000. That’s the number of “Parrotheads” flocking to the Jiffy Lube Amphitheater this weekend for a Jimmy Buffett concert. It was enough to scare the Virginia Department of Transportation into delaying a planned bridge opening near the venue.
5. Weather Forecast: High of 85 degrees with scattered thunderstorms.