1. UPDATE (1/18, 8:56 a.m.): All Fairfax County Public Schools are closed today. All after-school programs and extracurricular activities are cancelled. Tonight's basketball games are cancelled. High School Sports: Tonight, the Mount Vernon boys' and girls' JV and Varsity basketball teams take on Falls Church High School. The girls' basketball team is at home, while the boys' team is away. Tip-off for the girls' varsity team is at 7:30 p.m. Come out and support the Majors! If you can't make it out to the games, we'll have game coverage on Mount Vernon Patch tomorrow morning.
2. Icy Conditions: Please be careful if you have to travel on the roads today. Last night's sleet made roads and sidewalks icy!
3. A Night at the Movies: Head to the for a free movie.
4. Fun Fact: Today is Winnie-the-Pooh Day! Take your kids to the library and take out a copy of A.A. Milne's classic tale to read this week before bedtime. Or, you could entertain your kids with an idea from about.com.
5. Coming Up Today on Mount Vernon Patch: Senator Puller weighs in about Governor McDonnell's ABC privatization bill, a popular nail salon reopens, and Mount Vernon talks tea.