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Week Ahead: Virginia Sales Tax Holiday and Taxes Due

Here are five things you need to know in Oakton this week.

School starts in a little under six weeks, so you’ve got some time – but you might want to consider doing your back-to-school shopping this coming weekend, Friday to Sunday, Aug. 2-4. Why? It’s Virginia’s August Sales Tax Holiday on School Supplies and Clothing. During this three-day period, purchases of qualifying school supplies selling for $20 or less per item, and purchases of qualifying clothing and footwear selling for $100 or less per item, will be exempt from sales tax, thanks to the folks at the Virginia Department of Taxation. Some retailers are choosing to offer tax breaks on additional items as well to lure in shoppers, so you could score yourself some good deals on lots of shopping this weekend. 

Have you paid your taxes yet? They're due today, July 29. Click here for more info.

Sing Your Heart Out: If you are musically inclined, you may want to audition for the Voce Chamber Singers. Auditions begin Thursday, August 1 at Oakton United Methodist Church. 

Calling all bookworms:  The Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library will host its big two-day book sale starting Saturday at 10 a.m. Choose from 10,000 books, media, and magazines at great prices.

The Lifetime Leadership Program is hosting an informational event on Thursday, Aug. 1 in advance of its fall 2013 program. The event, sponsored by Leadership Fairfax, will be held at 8230 Old Courthouse Road in Vienna beginning at 11 a.m. The event is expected to last one hour. 

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