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<sh>Vienna-Area Man Victim

Of Malicious Wounding

<bt>On Wednesday, April 12 at approximately 8 p.m., two men got into an argument at the 7-Eleven at 2828 Gallows Road in the Merrifield area. The suspect pushed the 40-year-old victim to the ground, punched and kicked him, and smashed the victim’s head into the ground before fleeing. Police were called after the victim went home. The victim was transported to Inova Fairfax Hospital with non-life threatening injures.

<sh>'Nice Guys' Wanted

<bt>Acacia Federal Savings Bank's second annual Nice Guys Awards were announced at its recent open house. The award recognizes D.C. area companies and individuals who go “above and beyond” in the areas of hard work, high standards and helping others. The 2005 winners were recognized at the open house — including Vienna volunteers Terry Miller and Pam Rawlinson, who volunteer for Northern Virginia Project Graduation, helping James Madison High School host safe all-night graduation celebrations. This year there are three categories: Individual, Organization and Business. Anyone can nominate by visiting NiceGuysAwards.com by June 6; winners will be announced Aug. 8. One winner in each category will receive $3,000 for their favorite charity and recognition for a job well done.

<sh>Craft Vendors Sought

<bt>The Vienna Woman’s Club is seeking craft vendors for its Harvest Bazaar and Fall Festival, to be held Saturday, Nov. 11. The event, which will feature local crafters and food vendors, a bake sale, and children’s activities, benefits an annual scholarship awarded to a Vienna college student. The cost for a six-by-five-foot space is $65, and larger spaces are available. For information or to apply, contact Connie Appelrouth at 703-242-6723 or connie.appelrouth@gmail.com.

<sh>Opera Company Needs Hosts

<bt>The Wolf Trap Opera Company needs a few more pet-free housing situations for this summer’s group of performers. Wolf Trap relies on its network of host families, and hosts can make a personal connection with a young artist and gain a behind-the-opera-scenes perspective.

Hosts must supply a private bedroom and bath with access to kitchen and laundry facilities. Dates for this summer are May 20 through Aug. 20. Not all company members are in residence for the entire period. Non-smoking and pet-free environments close to Wolf Trap are preferred. Company members are responsible for their own food, telephone expenses and transportation.

Singers are typically in their mid- to late 20s. They have been through six to eight years of undergraduate and graduate study, artist diploma work and apprenticeship training. Most are single, a few are married, and all are adjusting to a life “on the road.” Music and stage management staff members are young professionals, and they have typically worked in the field for five to 10 years.

Looking for a good home this year are a soprano, a tenor, a baritone, a bass and an apprentice coach/pianist.

Housing hosts will have the opportunity to attend dress rehearsals and other by-invitation-only company events this summer. Contact Susan Weinsheimer at 703-255-1935 weekdays or by e-mail at susanw@wolftrap.org.

<sh>NEVCA Holds Candidates' Forum

<bt>The Northeast Vienna Citizens' Association (NEVCA) will host a candidates' forum Tuesday, April 25 at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St., S.E., at 8 p.m. All candidates for mayor and Town Council will be invited to speak, and the public is invited to attend.

<sh>'1776' Opens Friday

<bt>The play "1776" was first performed by the Vienna Theatre Company in 1976, the year the group was formed, and has been put on every 10 years since. The play opens again this Friday, April 21. Showings are at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St., S.E., at 8 p.m. every Friday and Saturday through May 13, and there will be a 2 p.m. matinee Sunday, May 7. Admission costs $11 for general admission and $10 for students and seniors.