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Week in Vienna

Forum on Refuse Collection, Green Homes

The Jan. 10 Vienna At Your Service forum will feature a presentation on changes to the Town’s recycling, trash and special pickup program, as well as present information on Vienna Green Homes, the Community Enhancement Commission’s most recent sustainability initiative.

The Director of Public Works, Dennis Johnson and his staff will provide information and field questions regarding proposed changes to the Town’s refuse program, including how and when trash, recycling, bulk items and brush materials are collected. Residents are encouraged to attend and provide their comments and suggestions on the proposed program changes.

Members from the Community Enhancement Commission will present information on its newest initiative, Vienna Green Homes. The program, launched earlier this year, recognizes builders and owners who choose to make their homes more efficient through new construction or renovations to existing structures. Homeowners who retrofit their existing homes to achieve greater efficiency may also be recognized through the Vienna Green Homes program.

Attend Vienna At Your Service on Tuesday, Jan. 10, at 7:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers located in Town Hall, 127 Center Street, S. For more information, call the Mayor’s Office at 703-255-6311.

Nominations Sought for Community Service Award

The Vienna Town/Business Liaison Committee invites nominations of businesses and business owners for the 2011 Carole Wolfand Community Service Award. The award is given each year to a town business entity or business owner in recognition of outstanding contributions to the community life and spirit of Vienna.

Anyone may submit a nomination. No self-nominations will be considered.

The nominee must be a business entity or business owner located within the Vienna town limits. To nominate a business or business owner, submit the following information:

Business name of nominee

Business address of nominee

Business phone number of nominee

Description of contribution/action to be considered and why (200 words or less)

Name, address and phone number of person making the nomination

Entries should be typed or legible and must be received by Jan. 31 to be considered.

Send to: Town/Business Liaison Committee, c/o Julia Rackliffe, Vienna Town Hall, 127 Center St., S., Vienna, VA 22180. Nominations may also be faxed to 703-255-5729 or e-mailed to tblc@viennava.gov (put "TBLC award" in the subject line).

Christmas Tree Collection on January Recycling Days

Town crews will collect Christmas trees on residents’ regular recycling days during the month of January. Christmas trees will be picked up for recycling on Jan. 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26 and 27, 2012.

Prior to placing Christmas trees to the curb for collection, residents should ensure that all decorations are removed. Also, residents should not place trees in bags or wrap in plastic sheeting or other materials. In order to properly recycle the trees, they must be unadorned and free of foreign materials.

For more information, contact the Department of Public Works at 703-255-6380 or e-mail dpw@viennava.gov.

Teen Center Hosts Special Events

The Vienna Parks and Recreation’s Club Phoenix Teen Center is hosting several special events during the month of January for Club Phoenix members. The events include:

Mad Science Day, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 4:30 p.m. Come join Club Phoenix for an exciting afternoon of wacky experiments, crazy "chemical" reactions and explosive fun.

Basketball and Non-Sleepover PJ Party, Friday, Jan. 20, 3:30 to 10 p.m. This party begins with a basketball game in the afternoon followed by party snacks, crafts, movies, and games in your pajamas. All teens, grades 6th through 8th are invited to attend. Pizza will be served for dinner at 7:30 p.m.

Schools Out Fun Days, Monday, Jan. 30, 12:30 p.m. and Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2:30 p.m. Hang out at Club Phoenix during your teacher work days for fun-filled afternoons of video games, pool, ping pong, arts and crafts, snacks and more.

7th-8th Grade Friday Night Festivals. Every Friday after 7 p.m. is for middle-schoolers only. Take part in tournaments, watch movies, hang out with friends, and maybe even play a pick-up game of basketball.