La Leche League of Vienna. Next meeting is Wednesday, March 3, at 10 a.m. Pregnant and nursing women as well as their children are welcome to attend. Meetings are free and locations announced at a future date. For more information, call a La Leche League leader at 703-281-5801 or 703-716-4872. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge 1896. 9616 Courthouse Road, Vienna. 703-281-4370. A fraternal family organization, with a lodge open to members seven days a week. Sponsors charitable causes, donates to local groups. New members need a sponsor.
Vienna (Host) Lions Club. P.O. Box 292, Vienna, VA 22183. Contact Mike Mead 703-938-5235 or Bob Bingham 703-281-4465. President Peter Stevens 703-281-9679. Local club that is part of the largest service organization in the world. Charitable work includes working with the visually and hearing impaired, drug awareness, and juvenile diabetes.
Vienna Legion. Dyer Gunnell Post 180, 330 N. Center St., Vienna, 703-938-9535. A fraternal organization of veterans who served during wartime.
Ayr Hill Garden Club. Vienna’s oldest garden club. Founded in 1929 to stimulate interest in gardening and beautifying Vienna and environs. Continues to be actively involved in civic gardening and beautification projects. For more information, write to P.O. Box 815, Vienna, VA, 22180.
Elks Club. James H. Haynes Lodge 529, 250 Nutley St., Vienna, 703-938-2442. A club for men and women. Performs charitable work and supports education.
Friends of the Library. C/O Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. E., 703-938-0405. A service organization helping the library to obtain furnishings and equipment, as well as planning programs of interest to the Vienna community.
Northern Virginia Model Railroaders. Irving Bialick, 703-938-4898; train station, 703-938-5157. Builds and operates a model railroad within the Vienna railroad station, which is displayed for the public once a month at no charge. Web site: http://www. nvmr.org.
The Welcome Club of Northern Virginia. Offers many special interest groups for newcomers to the Northern Virginia area, including book discussion groups, couple’s dinner groups, theater groups, cultural tour groups, and tennis and golf groups. Meetings are open to members and guests b reservation only and are held on the first Thursday of the month, September through May. Call Barbara Nuenighoff at 703-620-3027.
Ayr Hill Lions Club. 26247 Ocala Circle, South Riding, VA 20152; Charles Meyer, 703-327-9566. A local chapter of the Lions that holds luncheon meetings at Marco Polo at 12:15 p.m., first and third Tuesdays of the month. Community and charitable services and special events.
Vienna-Tysons Regional Chamber of Commerce. 513 Maple Ave. W., Vienna. President is Francis G. Powers Jr. Promotes business and community welfare. Holds programs of significant interest at least once a month, plus networking mixers, and Business Appreciation Week. Sponsors the Holiday Stroll on Historic Church Street and the annual Halloween Parade. Members include local business leaders. Web site: http://www.vtrcc.org.
Historic Vienna Inc. 131 Church St. N.E., Vienna. Contact Cathy Salgado, director, Vienna Parks and Recreation Department, 703-255-6356. Group maintains Freeman Store, 131 Church St. N.E., Vienna, and other historic sites around Vienna. Educates residents about the area's heritage. Co-sponsor of events such as the Walk on the Hill each April, in which visitors may tour the well-maintained historical Windover Heights neighborhood.
Masonic Groups. The following groups are involved with the Masonic fraternity: Concord Lodge, 307 AF & AM, 146 Church St. N.E., secretary Norm Mayo at 703 591-5385, 3108 Jessie Court, Fairfax; Order of the Eastern Star, Harmony Chapter 60, 1391 Hedgewood Drive, Apt. 134, Woodbridge, VA 22913, secretary Judy McIntyre at 703 583-5131.
Oakton Business and Professional Association. P.O. Box 3214, Oakton. Bill Loveless. Promotes cooperation among Oakton's business people and provides an opportunity for them to share concerns and problems. Encourages the use of local businesses. Works to give Oakton a strong identity. Presents an award each year to an outstanding student in the Oakton area.
Optimist Club. Richard J. Plocica, 703-938-0157. Established in 1955, a service club that works to assist youth. Goals are the advancement and recognition of the achievements of young people in the community. Supports about 100 community projects a year. Fund-raisers include annual Christmas tree sales and a July Fourth chili cookoff. Meetings are held on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 7:30 p.m. at the Marco Polo restaurant in Vienna for supper. Web site: http://www.viennaoptimist.org.
Newcomers of Vienna and Friends. A noncommercial organization dedicated to welcoming newcomers to the community. Monthly luncheons every second Thursday (except June, July and August), bus tours once a month, bridge continuing through the summer and regular social activities. Call Anna Anderson, 703-281-4811.
Vienna Rotary Club. Jim Purdon, president. Service organization that meets every Wednesday at Marco Polo Restaurant from 12:15–1:30 p.m. Call 703-758-4837.
Garden Club. On Sunday, Feb. 8 at 2 p.m., the Old Dominion Chrysanthemum Society presents a one hour slide and descriptive program with a question and answer session to follow. The group discusses the newest exhibition and garden chrysanthemum cultivators being introduced for the 2004 growing season. Falls Church Community Center, 223 Little Falls St., Falls Church. Meetings are free and open to the public and includes door prizes and refreshments. Call Jim Dunne at 703-560-8776.
Chorale Group. The Wakefield Chorale is looking for men and women for their 23rd singing season. Rehearsals are Tuesdays 8-10 p.m., at Lake Braddock Secondary School in Burke. For more information, call Dale at 703-938-8044.
New Beginnings offers discussion groups and social events for recently separated or divorced men and women. For Northern Virginia activities, call 301-924-4101 or visit www.newbeginningsusa.org.
New Neighbors League Club of DC Metro. A non-profit organization, is looking for those new to the area or newly retired and looking for new activities and friends. The club offers bridge, bunco, bowling, hiking, quilting, book clubs, an investment club, an antique group, a gourmet group, couples dining, couples bridge and many other activities. Monthly luncheons take place on the fourth Wednesday of each month. Come meet the members. Call Judy Schulenberg at 703 476-9322.
Legacy All Stars. Offers competitive cheerleading and dance teams, as well as non-competitive cheer and dance classes. Programs are offered for all ages and all experience levels. Come be a part of "the best of the best." For more information visit www.allstarlegacy.com or call 571-283-1001.
Mother’s First. Support group for women making the transition from careers to at-home motherhood. Activities include lectures, field trips, moms night out, etc. Fairfax meetings are the first and third Wednesdays at 10:45 a.m., at the John C. Wood Complex. Call for 703-827-5922 for more information. Burke group meets the second and fourth Mondays at Pohick Regional Library at 10:30 a.m. Call 703-827-5922. For information about Mother's First, visit www.mothersfirst.org.
Burke Rotary Club. Since June 1984. Meets each Tuesday, at 7:30 a.m., for breakfast. For most of its existence it met at Hopsfrog Restaurant (formerly Fritters), but for the past two years it has found its home at Brion’s Grille across from George Mason University in the University Mall. As with all Rotary clubs, membership is by invitation, but visitors are always welcome. For more information, contact Travis White at 703-866-0507.
Equality Fairfax. A gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community and advocacy group, Equality Fairfax offers a wide variety of regular social activities, volunteer opportunities and issues education in Fairfax County. Pick and choose the activities of interest: social, volunteer, civic or issues advocacy. Equality Fairfax, P.O. Box 1223, Vienna, VA 22183. Call 703-255-1552 or visit www.EqualityFairfax.org.
Burke Toastmasters Club. Focusing on improving communication skills, meets at The Oaks Community Center, located at 5708 Oak Leather Drive in Burke, on the first and third Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m. Call Raj Manda at 703-426-8784 or Clint Conerly at 703-250-9504.
Mothers & More of Northern Virginia. A support organization for women who have altered their career path to care for their young children at home. General meetings take place on the first Thursday of each month at the Fairfax County Government Center at 7:30 p.m. Call toll free 1-866-716-7766 for more information. Visitors are welcome. Free.