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Skateboarding at Vienna Volunteer Fire Department

Skateboarding will be the theme at the free Skate Park on Wheels event for all ages on Saturday, April 7, 1 to 4 p.m. Sponsored by Hunter Mill Supervisor Cathy Hudgins, the Town of Vienna Department of Parks and Recreation, and American Inline Skating, a portable skateboard park complete with ramps, jumps and rails, will be open for novice through experienced skateboarders aged 6 and older. The course will be set up in the parking lot of the Vienna Volunteer Fire Department at 700 Center Street in Vienna.

All skaters are required to wear a helmet. Additionally, wrist guards, elbow and knee pads are recommended for inexperienced skaters and those under 16 years of age. For information, contact the Hunter Mill District office at 703-478-0283, or the Department of Parks and Recreation at 703-255-5721.

Dog Obedience Classes Start April 10

Get help training your dog through Dog Obedience classes at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry Street, SE, on Tuesdays, April 10 through May 22.

Dog Obedience Class Level 1 is for puppies between 12 weeks and six months of age. This seven-week class is held from 6 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.

Dog Obedience Class Level 2 is for dogs over six months of age with little or no previous training. This seven-week class is held from 7 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.

Both courses will cover the basic commands of sit, down, recall, down stay and loose-lead walking. Owners will also learn how to deal with common puppy problems such as jumping, mouthing and biting, and pulling. All training is done using a positive motivational approach, using a bridge word or clicker to mark appropriate behavior. There is no use of force or coercion.

Each course costs $80 for residents and $100 for out-of-town participants. Owners must present documentation of all required vaccinations prior to the start of class. For more information, call (703) 255-6360 or register online at www.viennava.gov or in person at the Vienna Community Center.

Music Together Uses Music in Child Development

Music Together and Music Together Babies will be held at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry Street, SE, beginning in April. Participants will sing, move, chant, listen, watch or explore musical instruments at their own level.

Music Together Babies, for babies seven months and younger with a parent or caregiver, will be held on Wednesdays, April 11 through May 30, from 12:15 p.m. to 1 p.m.

Music Together, for newborns to six years old and their parents and/or caregivers, will offer several classes beginning in April: Tuesdays, April 10 through June 5, 9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.; Fridays, April 13 through June 8, 9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.; and Saturdays, April 14 through June 9, 9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m., 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m., and 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

Each eight-week course costs $134.40 for residents and $168 for out-of-town participants. Registration is required. For more information, call (703) 424-7295 or view page seven of the Parks and Recreation Spring Brochure online at www.viennava.gov.

Casino Night, Tournament to Help Pediatric Cancer Research

Casino Night Event will be held on Saturday, April 21, 7 - 11:30 p.m. at the Westwood Country Club in Vienna. This Casino Night is being run in conjunction with the Kyle's Kamp Memorial Day Tournament. The Casino Night and Tournament hope to raise upwards of $250,000 for pediatric cancer patient research and care through Children's National Medical Center.

The Casino Night and Tournament are being run in honor of 7-year-old Kyle Hahne who was diagnosed with Leukemia in October 2010. Another very special player is participating in the tournament and is a big part of its mission. Gavin Rupp was diagnosed with a brain tumor in February of 2011. Both Kyle and Gavin are currently being treated at Children's.

The players participating in the tournament have already raised $82,000 for Children's. There are 146 teams in the tournament as of now. Those unable to attend the Casino Night could consider making a donation. Simply click on the Casino Night Link below.

More info/Donation/Purchase Tickets:

www.KKCasinoNight.eventbrite.com