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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. 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 4-5, 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. Call 703-255-6360.

* "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 12-18. The orchestra includes cultural exchanges and an annual scholarship competition. To schedule, call the MYO Director Tina Anderson at 703-451-2399. Visit www.mclean-orchestra.org/myo/index.html.

"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. Call Isabel Taramasco at 703-787-4962.

Applications are available for The Richmond Symphony Orchestra League's 36th annual Student Concerto Competition. The competition is open to Virginia residents in elementary through senior high school grades who play the following instruments: piano, violin, viola, cello, string bass, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, French horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba or harp. Winners will be chosen in each category. The first place piano winner will be awarded $100 and the opportunity to perform at the Champagne and Chocolates event on Sunday, March 26, 2006. First place winner in the instrumental category will also receive $100 and a performance with the symphony. For applications or more information, call Shelby Murphy at 804-788-4717 or e-mail smurphy@richmondsymphony.com. Applications must be received by Nov. 30.

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

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. Call Betsy Kiger at 1-800-523-7898, ext. 578, Sharon Fontanella at 703-451-4680 or Dale Hook at 703-866-1840. Visit www.studio2B.org or www.gscnc.org.