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Week in Vienna

‘Take Notes’ Dinner and Fashion Show

Textbooks Africa in concert with Model Inc. presents “Take Notes!” Dinner and Fashion Show on Saturday, Sept. 29, at the Patriot Hall in Vienna. Textbooks Africa collects and ships used textbooks, library books and computers to schoolchildren in Africa. This non-profit brings together two vital concerns: education and the environment. Executive French Chef Bruno Bertin will present a full banquet menu. VIP tickets include wine pairings. Fashion show will feature an array of local emerging designers. Tickets available at http://textbooksafrica.org/events/.

Oktoberfest Returns on Oct. 6

Vienna’s annual Oktoberfest celebration will be held rain or shine on Saturday, Oct. 6, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on historic Church Street. Admission is free.

The celebration will feature live music, a beer garden, food vendors, children’s entertainment and activities and a festival marketplace.

Enjoy these bands on the main stage beginning at 11:30 a.m.:

11 a.m.-Noon, School of Rock

12:10-2:30 p.m., Town of Vienna German Band

2:45-3:45 p.m., Kitty and the Fat Cats—Rockabilly, Blues and Jazz

4-5:10 p.m., Mudlark—Blues and Rock

5:25-6:45 p.m., Fat Chance—Classic Rock

Due to this event, Church Street, from Center Street to Mill Street, will be closed on Saturday, Oct. 6, from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Travelers are encouraged to use an alternate route during this time.

Oktoberfest is sponsored by the Tysons Regional Chamber of Commerce in cooperation with the Town of Vienna. For more information, contact the Chamber at 703-281-1333, info@vtrcc.org or visit http://viennaoktoberfest.com.

Vienna Theatre Co. Presents ‘See How They Run’

Tickets for the Vienna Theatre Company’s winter production of the comedy/farce “See How They Run” go on sale Wednesday, Sept. 26, at the Vienna Community Center. Tickets are $13 general admission and $11 for students and senior citizens over the age of 65. Tickets are available for purchase in advance or at the door.

Performances will be on Oct. 19, 20, 26, 27, Nov. 2 and 3 at 8 p.m. and on Oct. 28 and Nov. 4, at 2 p.m. at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry Street SE. For more information, call 703-255-6360 or visit www.viennava.gov/index.aspx?nid=678.

Volunteers Needed for Town Cleanup Day

The annual Town Cleanup Day, sponsored by Vienna’s Community Enhancement Commission, will be held rain or shine on Saturday, Nov. 3, from 9 to 11 a.m. Individuals, families and community service groups are invited to participate in making Vienna a more beautiful community.

Clean up your own neighborhood, or be assigned an area of town that needs attention. Check in at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry Street SE, on cleanup day to receive garbage bags and gloves. Walk-ins are welcome; however, organizations are asked to sign up by Oct. 26.

For more information or to register your group, call the Vienna Parks and Recreation Department at 703-255-6360. You can also register online at www.viennava.gov/index.aspx?nid=967.

Maple Avenue to Close Oct. 5

Route 123, Maple Avenue in Vienna, southbound from Mill Street to James Madison Drive, will be closed on Oct. 5, from 3 to 4 p.m. to accommodate James Madison High School’s annual Homecoming Parade. Travelers are encouraged to use an alternate route during this time.

For more information, contact the Vienna Police Department at 703-255-6366.