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Clubs & Organizations

Vienna Community Band

An all-volunteer organization, open to all adults with high-school-level music experience. The band rehearses on Sundays, 6:30-8:30 p.m., at the Vienna Community Center. No auditions are required. For more information, call Patricia O’Keeffe 703-281-4077.

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 President Joseph Volpe, 703-938-7716. Local club that is part of the largest service organization in the world. The club works on community service projects and charitable work, including helping 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

Nancy Keeran. For more information, write to P.O. Box 815, Vienna, VA 22180. 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.

Elks Club

James H. Haynes Lodge 529, 250 Nutley St., Vienna. 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.

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 the first and third Tuesdays of the month, 12:15 p.m., at American Legion Post #180. 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. Hosts programs of interest at least once a month as well as 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. Call 703-281-1333. Hours are Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and Friday, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Historic Vienna Inc.

131 Church St. N.E., Vienna. 703-560-5187. 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.

Mother’s First - Vienna/McLean

A support group for women making the transition from careers to at-home motherhood. Join moms and tots of all ages for meetings, lectures, field trips, moms’ night out, etc. The Vienna/McLean group meets the second and fourth Wednesdays, from 10:15 a.m.-12 p.m., at the Patrick Henry Library. Call 703-827-5922, or visit www.mothersfirst.org for more information.

Optimist Club

Richard J. Plocica, 703-938-0157. Established in 1954, a service club that works to assist youth. The club's motto is “Bringing Out the Best in Kids.” 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 in front of Giant. Meetings take place on the first and third Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m., at Marco Polo. Information can also be found in the Marco Polo Lounge. 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, September through May, with bus tours once a month, bridge continuing through the summer and regular social activities. Call 703-938-3505.

The American Indian Society of Washington, D.C.

Nonprofit organization serving the needs of American Indian tribes in the D.C. area. P.O. Box 6431, Falls Church, Va. 22040-6431. Visit www.aisdc.org.

The Red Hat Society

A national organization for women over 50 who just want to have fun. The Vienna Chapter, T.E.A. (Totally Eccentric, Adventurous) Red Hatters, is currently seeking new members. To find out more about this "dis-organization" with no dues, no work and lots to do, call Shirley Jackson at 703-938-4747, or visit www.redhatsociety.com.

The Vienna Toastmasters

The Vienna Toastmasters meet twice a month at 7:30 p.m., at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St., Vienna. Participants have the opportunity to improve communication skills. Call Valerie Hall at 703-426-8073 for more information.

National Association of Retired Federal Employees

703-242-6681, P.O. Box 2322 Vienna, VA 22183. Chapter 1116 of NARFE is open to current federal employees, retirees and their spouses. Monthly meetings, except July and August. Speakers and discussions cover current issues.

Social Action Linking Together (S.A.L.T.)

Day: 202-401-5031. Night: 703-255-7074. 9610 Counsellor Drive, Vienna, VA 22181. SALT is a faith-based legislative advocacy network seeking to positively influence public social policy and legislation on behalf of low-income Virginia families, especially at the state and local levels. Visit www.s-a-l-t.org.

Equality Fairfax

703-255-1552, P.O. Box 1223, Vienna, VA 22183. Equality Fairfax is a gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community advocacy group that offers a variety of regular social activities, volunteer opportunities and issues education in Fairfax County. Visit www.equalityfairfax.org.

Fairfax Audubon Society

This organization is committed to the Audubon mission, which is to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds and other wildlife and their habitats, through education advocacy and conversation programs. The club learns about birds and wildlife in Northern Virginia. Nature night meetings on a quarterly basis at various locations. Newsletter with meeting information can be found in any Fairfax County Public library. Visit www.fairfaxaudubon.org or call 703-256-6895 for more information.

Springfield Music Club

A local organization that meets September through May on the second Tuesday of the month. Meetings and programs usually take place at Jordan Kitt's Showroom on Gallows Road in Vienna at 10 a.m. The 30-minute business meeting is open to members. Programs that follow the meetings are open to all interested. Programs range from opera to baroque trios to member recitals. The club also offers workshops for music teachers. The club comprises over 150 members who are professional music teachers, performers and music lovers. To learn more about the club or its programs, contact Marcia Chaplin, president, at 703-281-5342.

The Shepherd's Center of Oakton-Vienna

541 Marshall Road, S.W., Vienna, VA 22180 703-281-0538. Open Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The Shepherd's Center is an interfaith, nonprofit organization of older adult volunteers helping other older adults in the local community with services to help maintain independent living and enrichment programs to stimulate lifelong learning. No membership is required, and adults over 50 are encouraged to participate and/or inquire about services, support groups, trips, Adventures in Learning and quarterly luncheons. Janice Holmblad is the executive director. Call 703-281-0538 to inquire or to be placed on the mailing list.

The Vienna Woman's Club

Sylvia Davies, membership chairman 703-938-1445. The Vienna Woman's Club, a service and civic organization, was established in 1955. Club projects include scholarship awards, the Police Officer of the Year award, the annual Harvest Bazaar each November at the Vienna Community Center, and serving refreshments to the performers at the annual Wolf Trap Sing-a-long in December. Social events include new-member teas as well as an English tea and garden party, luncheons and holiday parties. The club meets September through May, on the third Wednesday of each month, at 1 p.m., at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. S.E., Vienna. All Vienna women are welcome to attend. Call the numbers listed for membership information.

Fairfax Small Business Development Center

Mason Enterprise Center, 4031 University Drive, Suite 200, Fairfax. Offers a variety of services to support small businesses in Fairfax County, whether they have been in business for many years and are seeking growth or are aspiring entrepreneurs looking for direction. The center offers training in all phases and aspect of small business management including marketing, business plans, capital acquisition, financial management and employer-related issues. One-on-one counseling by staff and volunteers from the professional sectors is available at no cost. Visit www.sbdc.org or call 703-277-7700 for additional information. Visit www.masonenterprisecenter.org.

Vienna Girls Softball League.

Open to all ages from kindergarten to high school. Call 703-281-5216 for more information or visit www.gsl.org.