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Week in Vienna

<b>Vienna Named Tree City USA</b>

Vienna has been named a 2007 Tree City USA community by the National Arbor Day Foundation to honor its commitment to community forestry. This is the seventh year the town has received this national recognition.

Four standards must be met to become a Tree City USA community: a tree board or department, a tree care ordinance, a comprehensive community forestry program, and an Arbor Day observance.

The Tree City USA program is sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation in cooperation with the National Association of State Foresters and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service.

<b>Trail Club’s Open House</b>

On Saturday March 29, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club (PATC - <a href=http://www.patc.net>www.patc.net</a>)), headquartered at 118 Park Street Southeast in Vienna, will hold its 80th Anniversary Open House. PATC will showcase the club’s activities including hiking, trail maintenance, cabin and shelter repair, mountaineering, maps, and more.

The open house will include demonstrations; brief seminars; door prizes; giveaways; and a rare PATC on-site only one-day sale. Some of the local outdoor recreation vendors who will participate are REI, Casual Adventure and Eastern Mountain Sports. Refreshments and snacks will be served.

For more information, visit <a href=http://www.potomacappalachain.org>www.potomacappalachain.org</a>

<b>Program Presents Living History</b>

Marion Dobbins will present a living history program focusing on African-American life and genealogy in Fairfax County, at 7:30 p.m. on

Tuesday, April 15 at the Town Hall Chambers, 127 Center Street South, Vienna. The program, sponsored by Historic Vienna, Inc., is free and refreshments will be served. For more information, call 703-200-7806.