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The Wakefield Chorale is looking for men and women for its 2005 fall and winter singing season. All rehearsals are on Tuesday evenings, from 8–10 p.m., at Falls Church High School, 1721 Jaguar Trail, Falls Church, beginning Sept. 13. Call Dale at 703-938-8044.

The Vienna Woman's Club is accepting vendor applications for its 45th annual Harvest Bazaar and Fall Festival, Nov. 12, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., at the Vienna Community Center. Call 703-620-2593.

Voce Chamber Singers, a 20-member mixed choral ensemble, is conducting auditions for its 2005-06 concert series. Openings exist in all voice parts, and all soloists are selected from within the ensemble. Voce rehearses Monday evenings, September through May, in Vienna and performs in Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C. Auditions scheduled by appointment. Call 703-277-7772 or e-mail voceva@hotmail.com. Visit www.voce.org.

The Vienna Choral Society welcomes new members for its 2005-06 season. No audition is required and many solo opportunities are available in upcoming programs. Rehearsals take place at Vienna Baptist Church on Tuesday nights at 7:30 p.m. Call 703-255-5508 or visit www.viennachoralsociety.org.

Mothers First - Vienna/McLean is dedicated to supporting women who have chosen to alter their careers and raise their children at home. Activities include parent/child morning meetings and field trips, moms' nights out and lectures. Call 703-827-5922 or visit www.mothersfirst.org.

Historic Vienna, Inc. holds its fall membership meeting Friday, Oct. 14, 7:30 p.m. at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. S.E. Following a brief business meeting, there will be a presentation by Beverly "Bly" Straube, senior curator for the Jamestown Recovery Project of the Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities, at the Jamestown Island. Her topic is "Digging up Dirt on Jamestown: Ten Years of Archaeological Re-Discovery." Call Paul Snodgrass at 703-560-6631 or e-mail: paulsnodgrass@cox.net.

Northern Virginia Parents of Multiples presents a Infants' and Children's Consignment Sale, Saturday, Oct. 22, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Marshall High School, 7731 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church. Call 703-532-1668.

Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge 1896. 9616 Courthouse Road, Vienna. 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. Call 703-281-4370.

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 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 welcome. Free.

The Newcomers Club of Vienna and Friends is a women's social club open to everyone in Northern Virginia. Meetings take place the second Thursday of each month. Call 703-978-8572.

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.

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.

Toastmasters Speaking and Leadership Club, serving the Tysons Corner area, meets on the second and fourth Thursday of each month at 6 p.m., at 2070 Chain Bridge Road, Grant Thornton, Suite 300, Vienna. Learn to deliver great presentations, become a better listener and more. Visit www.toastmasters.org.

Ayr Hill Lions Club. 26247 Ocala Circle, South Riding, VA 20152; Charles Meyer, 703-327-9566. A local chapter of the Lions that conducts luncheon meetings on the first and third Tuesdays of the month, at 12:15 p.m., at the Marco Polo restaurant in Vienna. Community and charitable services and special events.

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.

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.

Vienna-Tysons Regional Chamber of Commerce. 513 Maple Ave. W., Vienna. The new president is Ellen J. Galant 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.

The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 180 holds a breakfast buffet the third Sunday of the month from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Dyer-Gunnell Post 180, 330 Center St., N. Cost is $6 for adults, $3 for children. Call 703-242-7461.

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.

Vienna Jaycees. A community service, social and professional development organization for people ages 21-40. The Jaycees hold a number of successful community-based projects, including the Vienna Saturday Farmers' Market, youth sports competitions and the Vienna Jaycees 5K Turkey Trot. Meetings are generally the second Tuesday of each month at Virginia Commerce Bank. Visit www.viennajaycees.org or e-mail info@viennajaycees.org.

Oakton Business and Professional Association. P.O. Box 3214, Oakton. 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.

Mothers and the Law, a support/focus group for women with an interest in promoting justice for mothers and children of separation and divorce, meets the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 7 p.m., in the library of McLean Baptist Church, 1367 Chain Bridge Road, McLean. Join them to share experiences as litigants in the courts of Virginia. Call 703-748-0072 or 703-421-6203 for more information. Free.

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. The Old Dominion Chrysanthemum Society. Meetings are free and open to the public. Call Jim Dunne at 703-560-8776 for membership information.

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 cook off. 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.

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.

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." Visit www.allstarlegacy.com or call 571-283-1001.

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.

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 the fourth Wednesday of each month. Come meet the members. Call Judy Schulenberg at 703-476-9322.

Shared Interests, a group for singles ages 35 to 55 meets the third week of the month in Vienna. Open to those interested in arts, culture, music and meeting people in a casual atmosphere. Call Ted at 703-938-6064.