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Clubs & Organizations

The American Indian Society of Washington, D.C.

Nonprofit organization serving the needs of American Indian tribes in the D.C. area. P.O. Box 6431, Falls Church, VA 22040-6431. Visit www.aisdc.org.

The American Association of University Women

Vienna Area Branch of AAUW, founded in 1979, has programs throughout the year to advance equity and education for women and girls. Join us to stretch your mind and have fun with a diverse group of local women. See www.aauwofva.org/branches/vienna.htm for more info.

Audubon Society of Northern Virginia

This organization is committed to the Audubon mission, which is to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds and other wildlife and their habitats, through education advocacy and conversation programs. The club learns about birds and wildlife in Northern Virginia. Nature night meetings are held on a quarterly basis at various locations. Newsletter with meeting information can be found in any Fairfax County Public library. Visit www.fairfaxaudubon.org or call 703-256-6895 for more information.

Ayr Hill Garden Club

Vienna's oldest garden club. Founded in 1929 to stimulate interest in gardening and beautifying Vienna and it's environs. Continues to be actively involved in civic gardening and beautification projects. For more information, write to Nancy Keeran at P.O. Box 815, Vienna, VA 22180

Ayr Hill Lions Club

26247 Ocala Circle, South Riding, VA 20152; Charles Meyer, 703-327-9566. A local chapter of the Lions that hosts luncheon meetings on the first and third Tuesdays of the month, 12:15 p.m., at American Legion Post #180. Community and charitable services and special events.

Brinker Toastmasters

Meetings at Vienna Presbyterian Church, 124 Park St., N.E., the second and fourth Saturdays of each month at 9:30 a.m. Those interested in becoming more effective listeners, leaders and speakers are welcome. To find out more, visit brinker.wordpress.com.

Elks Club

James H. Haynes Lodge 529, 250 Nutley St., Vienna. A club for men and women founded to perform charitable work and support education.

Equality Fairfax

Equality Fairfax is a gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community advocacy group that offers a variety of regular social activities, volunteer opportunities and issues education in Fairfax County. P.O. Box 1223, Vienna, VA 22183 or call 703-255-1552, . Visit www.equalityfairfax.org.

Fairfax Citizens for Responsible Growth, Inc. (FairGrowth).

A nonpartisan, countywide citizens group concerned with development and land-use decisions and their impact on traffic, transportation, schools, the environment, and other infrastructure and public services. Regular meetings take place on a monthly basis; special meetings are organized as needed. For more, visit www.fairgrowth.org or e-mail fairgrowth@fairgrowth.org.

Fairfax Small Business Development Center

Offers a variety of services to support small businesses in Fairfax County, whether they have been in business for many years and are seeking growth or are aspiring entrepreneurs looking for direction. The center offers training in all phases and aspects of small business management including marketing, business plans, capital acquisition, financial management and employer-related issues. One-on-one counseling by staff and volunteers from the professional sectors is available at no cost. Mason Enterprise Center, 4031 University Drive, Suite 200, Fairfax. Visit www.sbdc.org or call 703-277-7700 for additional information. Visit www.masonenterprisecenter.org.

Friends of the Library*

A service organization helping the library to obtain furnishings and equipment, as well as planning programs of interest to the Vienna community. Contact president Lee Battaglia at 703-255-3897. C/o Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. East Vienna, Virginia 22180.

Historic Vienna Inc.

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. 131 Church St. N.E., Vienna. Call 703-938-5187. Visit www.historicviennainc.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." For more information, visit www.allstarlegacy.com or call 703-444-6002.

Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge 1896

A fraternal family organization with a lodge open to members seven days a week. Sponsors charitable causes, donates to local groups. Looking for a sponsor for new members. 9616 Courthouse Road, Vienna. 703-281-4370.

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.

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 on 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 or visit www.novamoms.org. Visitors are welcome. Free.

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.

Mothers First - Vienna/McLean

A support group for women making the transition from careers to at-home motherhood. Join moms and tots of all ages for meetings, lectures, field trips, moms’ night out, etc. The Vienna/McLean group meets the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month, from 10:15 a.m.-12 p.m., at the Patrick Henry Library. Call 703-827-5922, or visit www.mothersfirst.org for more information.

National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE)

Chapter 1116 (Vienna/Oakton) of NARFE is open to current federal employees, retirees and their spouses. Monthly meetings are on the second Tuesday of every month at 1:30 p.m., June and December at noon. Meetings are held at the Vienna Community Center, except in July and August. Speakers and discussions cover current issues. Call 703-205-9041. 120 Cherry St. S.E., Vienna.

New Beginnings

This group 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 or email NewBCarol@aol.com.

New Neighbors League Club of D.C. Metro**

This nonprofit 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 on the fourth Wednesday of each month. Come meet the members. Call Judy Schulenberg at 703-476-9322 or visit www.newneighborsvirginia.com

Newcomers of Vienna and Friends**

A noncommercial organization dedicated to welcoming newcomers to the community. Monthly luncheons every second Thursday, September through May, with bus tours once a month, bridge continuing through the summer and regular social activities. Call Renee at (703) 715-0889.

Northern Virginia Model Railroaders

Builds and operates a model railroad within the Vienna railroad station, which is displayed for the public once a month at no charge. Irving Bialick, 703-938-4898; train station, 703-938-5157. Web site: www.nvmr.org.

Oakton Business and Professional Association

Bill Loveless. Promotes cooperation among Oakton's business people and provides an opportunity for them to share concerns and problems. Encourages the use of local businesses and works to give Oakton a strong identity. Presents an award each year to an outstanding student in the Oakton area. P.O. Box 3214, Oakton.

The Old Dominion Chrysanthemum Society

Meetings of this garden club are at the Falls Church Community Center and are free and open to the public. Call Jim Dunne at 703-560-8776 or visit www.odcsmums.org for membership information.

Optimist Club

Established in 1954, a service club that works to assist youth. The club's motto is "Bringing Out the Best in Kids." 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 in front of Giant. Meetings take place on the first and third Tuesdays of the month at 7 p.m., at Marco Polo. Information can also be found in the Marco Polo Lounge. Visit www.optimistclubofgreatervienna.org.

The Red Hat Society

A national organization for women over 50 who just want to have fun. The Vienna Chapter, T.E.A. (Totally Eccentric, Adventurous) Red Hatters has some openings available. To find out more about this "dis-organization" with no dues, no work and lots to do, call Shirley Jackson at 703-938-4747, or visit www.redhatsociety.com.

The Shepherd's Center of Oakton/Vienna

541 Marshall Road S.W., Vienna, VA 22180, 703-281-0538. Open Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The Shepherd's Center is an interfaith, nonprofit organization of older adult volunteers helping other older adults in the local community with services to help maintain independent living and enrichment programs to stimulate lifelong learning. No membership is required, and adults over 50 are encouraged to participate and/or inquire about services, support groups, trips, Adventures in Learning and quarterly luncheons. Michelle Scott is the executive director. 541 Marshall Road S.W., Vienna, VA 22180, open Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Call 703-281-0538 to inquire or to be placed on the mailing list or visit www.scov.org

Social Action Linking Together (S.A.L.T.)

S.A.L.T. is a faith-based legislative advocacy network seeking to positively influence public social policy and legislation on behalf of low-income Virginia families, especially at the state and local levels. Day: 202-401-5031. Night: 703-255-7074. Contact John Horejsi at 9970 Vale Road, Vienna, Virginia 22181. Visit www.s-a-l-t.org.

Springfield Music Club

A local organization that meets September through May on the second Tuesday of the month. Meetings and programs usually take place at Jordan Kitt's Showroom on Gallows Road in Vienna at 10 a.m. The 30-minute business meeting is open to members. Programs that follow the meetings are open to all interested. Programs range from opera to baroque trios to member recitals. The club also offers workshops for music teachers. The club comprises over 150 members who are professional music teachers, performers and music lovers. To learn more about the club or its programs, contact Marcia Chaplin, president, at 703-281-5342.

Vienna Community Band

An all-volunteer organization, open to all adults with high-school-level music experience. The band rehearses on Sundays, 6:30-8:30 p.m., at the Vienna Community Center. No auditions are required. For more information, call Patricia O’Keeffe 703-281-4077, email Steve Firestone at kr5flute@yahoo.com or visit www.viennacommunityband.org.

Vienna Girls Softball League

Open to all ages from kindergarten to high school. For more information call 703-281-5216 or visit www.vgsl.org.

Vienna (Host) Lions Club

Local club that is part of the largest service organization in the world. The club works on community service projects and charitable work, including helping the visually and hearing impaired, drug awareness and juvenile diabetes. Meetings are on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at the American Legion Hall, Center Street, Vienna. P.O. Box 292, Vienna, VA 22183. Contact President Akin Oduolowu, 703-263-9314, or membership chairman Walter Jessop, 703-938-7323.

Vienna Legion

A fraternal organization of veterans who served during wartime. Dyer Gunnell Post 180, 330 N. Center St., Vienna, 703-938-9535, or visit www.potomacswing.com/dttr.html

Vienna Rotary Club

Matt Brennan, president. Service organization that meets every Wednesday, from 12:15-1:30 p.m., at Marco Polo Restaurant. Call 703-255-4742, visit www.viennarotary.org, or email info@viennarotary.org

The Vienna Toastmasters

The Vienna Toastmasters meets the second and fourth Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m., at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St., Vienna. Participants have the opportunity to improve communication skills. Call Valerie Hall at 703-426-8073 for more information, visit vienna.freetoasthost.org/, or email toastofvienna@yahoo.com

Vienna-Tysons Regional Chamber of Commerce

Promotes business and community welfare. Hosts programs of interest at least once a month as well as networking mixers and Business Appreciation Week. Sponsors the Holiday Stroll on Historic Church Street and the annual Halloween Parade. Members include local business leaders. 513 Maple Ave. W., Vienna. President is Ellen J. Galant. Web site: www.vtrcc.org. Call 703-281-1333. Hours are Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and Friday, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

The Vienna Woman's Club

The Vienna Woman's Club, a service and civic organization, was established in 1955. Club projects include scholarship awards, the Police Officer of the Year award, the annual Harvest Bazaar each November at the Vienna Community Center, and serving refreshments to the performers at the annual Wolf Trap sing-a-long in December. Social events include new-member teas as well as an English tea and garden party, luncheons and holiday parties. The club meets September through May, on the third Wednesday of each month, at 1 p.m., at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. S.E., Vienna. All Vienna women are welcome to attend. The membership fee is $30. Contact Sylvia Davies, membership chairman at 703-938-1445.

Washington Balalaika Society

An organization of people who play Russian instruments and perform in Virginia and the Washington Metropolitan area (conventional winds and percussion are also included.) Rehearsal is Wednesday, from 7:30-9:30 p.m., at the Rock Spring Congregational Church at the corner of Rock Spring Road and Little Falls Road in Arlington. Visit www.balalaika.org, e-mail wbsorchestra@aol.com, or call Janet Bohm at 703-764-0048.

Wedderburn Neighbors

This community group was initially founded to address development concerns regarding the Wedderburn property near the intersection of Cedar Lane and the W&OD Trail. As the group has grown, it has become interested in ensuring adequate tree buffers to the trail, protecting headwater streams that lead into the contaminated Accotink and the Chesapeake Bay, ensuring responsible development and stormwater management, encouraging proffer enforcement, preserving heritage and specimen trees, promoting conservation easements, and learning about local history. These interests have led to wider involvement in development issues in Northern Virginia. The Wedderburn Neighbors recently partnered with Fairfax Citizens for Responsible Growth to launch the FairGrowthNetwork.org Web site, a nonpartisan clearing-house for information and groups relating to local development issues.