Camps & Schools

Camps & Schools

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Club Phoenix Teen Center. Vienna Community Center features a big screen TV, jukebox and CD player, Dreamcast, pool and pingpong tables and more for Vienna-area middle-school students. Club Phoenix opens Sept. 12, and hours of operation are Monday-Thursday, 2:30-6:30 p.m. For more information, call 703-255-5721.

"City Critters" is a series of environmental education programs for children age 4 and 5, held at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. S.E., Vienna. The cost for each program is $90 for Vienna residents, $112.50 for others. For more, call 703-255-6360.

* "Sense-sational Nature," each Thursday, Sept. 15-Oct. 7, from 10-11:30 a.m.

* "Backyards are for Birds," each Wednesday and Friday, Sept. 16-Oct. 7, from 10-11:30 a.m.

* "Tree-mendous Trees," each Wednesday and Friday, Oct. 14-Nov. 2, from 10-11:30 a.m.

Auditions for the McLean Youth Orchestra 2005-06 season are open to serious music students ages 12 to 18. The orchestra includes cultural exchanges and an annual scholarship competition. To schedule, call the MYO Director Tina Anderson at 703-451-2399. For more, visit

"Neighborhood College," a leadership program for students in grades 9-12, meets Tuesdays, Oct. 18-Nov. 15, from 5:15- 7:30 p.m, at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St., S.E. Attendants will learn how to run effective meetings, make decisions within a group and work in a multicultural environment. The program is free, and a light meal will be served at each session. For more, call Isabel Taramasco at 703-787-4962.

The Oakton High School Class of 1995 celebrates its 10-year reunion on Saturday, Oct. 22, at the Hyatt Arlington Hotel, Arlington. For more, call 800-655-7971 or visit

Girl Scouts. Two age groups open to girls between 5 and 11, and 11 and 17, with activities/events planned all year round. Activities include high-adventure outings such as rock climbing, white-water rafting and back packing, international and national travel, internship opportunities on Capitol Hill, theater, art, science, technology and making friends. For more information, call Betsy Kiger at 1-800-523-7898, ext. 578, Sharon Fontanella at 703-451-4680 or Dale Hook at 703-866-1840. Visit or