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Historic Vienna Collects Used Books

Historic Vienna, Inc., is collecting books for their 2013 Used Book Sale fundraiser. Books may be brought in to the Freeman Store, 131 Church St. N.E., during store hours (Wednesday-Sunday, noon to 4 p.m.) or left on the front porch at any time. Do not bring textbooks, encyclopedias, magazines or condensed books. The sale will be held on June 8 and 9 at the Community Center. For information call 703-938-5187 or visit www.historicviennainc.org.

Antiques Appraisers Come to Vienna

Historic Vienna, Inc. will host Antiques Appraisers Josephine Thrasher and Jim Johnson at the Freeman Store on Saturday, April 20, from noon until 4 p.m. Due to the popularity of this event, there is a strict limit of two items per person and appointments are necessary. The cost is $9.50 per item for members of Historic Vienna, Inc. and $14 per item for non-members, with all proceeds supporting the programs of HVI. To schedule an appointment, call 703-938-5187.

Pear Tree Cottage to Hold Spring Sale

Pear Tree Cottage is holding its biggest sale ever through Sunday, April 21. All full-priced and in-stock furniture, lighting, art and mirrors are 30 percent off. Everything else is 25 percent off and some items are marked up to 75 percent off.

Store Hours: Wednesdays-Saturdays: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sundays: noon-4 p.m.; Mondays and Tuesdays: closed.

Pear Tree Cottage is located at 130 Maple Ave. E. in Vienna. Tel: 703-938-1331; Email: ThePTCottage@aol.com; website: http://thepeartreecottage.com/.

Planting Ceremony in Honor of Arbor Day

The Town of Vienna and the Community Enhancement Commission invite the public to attend the annual Arbor Day ceremony on Friday, April 26, at 10 a.m. The tree planting ceremony will be held next to the W&OD Caboose in the Town’s Centennial Park on Church St. N.E., adjacent to the W&OD Trail.

For more information or in case of inclement weather, call the Vienna Parks and Recreation Department at 703-255-6360.

The Farmers’ Market is Moving

Starting May 4, the Vienna Saturday Farmers’ Market is moving a few blocks and relocating to the Faith Baptist Church parking lots, 301 Center Street South, located next to the Vienna Police Department and across from the Vienna Volunteer Fire Department.

The Farmers’ Market will open on May 4, and will run continuously on Saturdays through Oct. 26, from 8 a.m. to 12 noon, in the Faith Baptist Church parking lots. The Optimist Club of Greater Vienna operates and sponsors the market and all market fees go towards supporting youth.

Patrons of the market can purchase a variety of fruits, vegetables, meats, cheeses, garden plants, coffee, pastries, dips and salsas and similar goods. In addition, there will be special children’s events each month courtesy of Faith Baptist Church and T.J. the balloon artist will be on hand on the first Saturday every month. New to the market this year include an organic mushrooms vendor, Caffe Amouri, Everona Sheep Cheeses, Friendly Hall Farms organic meats and Pit Beef sandwiches.

For more information and a schedule of events, visit www.viennafarmersmarket.com, like the market on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pages/Vienna-Farmers-Market/176720262362072 or email manager@viennafarmersmarket.com.

Bike to Work Day is May 17

As part of National Bike Month, the annual Bike to Work Day is Friday, May 17. Commuter Connections and the Washington Area Bicyclists Association invite you to join over 10,000 area commuters for a celebration of bicycling as a clean, fun and healthy way to get to work.

The Vienna Town Green, 144 Maple Ave. W., will serve as one of more than 70 Bike to Work Day pit stops throughout Virginia, Maryland and D.C. that will welcome bicyclists with refreshments on Friday between 6:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. All registered attendees of the Vienna Town Green will receive a free t-shirt and a chance to win bicycles and other prizes. Register for the Vienna Pit Stop at www.biketoworkmetrodc.org/vienna-pit-stop/.

For more information on Bike to Work Day, visit www.biketoworkmetrodc.org.

Learn About Flowers in Time for Mother’s Day

Children ages 5 and up can learn about the parts of plants and potting flowers in “Flowers for Mom” on Friday, May 10, and/or Saturday, May 11, from 10 to 10:30 a.m. at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. S.E.

Participants will be able to take home a potted flower for mom, grandma, auntie or any other special mom in their life just in time for Mother’s Day.

The class is limited to 15 participants and a parent or guardian must attend with child. The cost per class is $10 for residents and $12.50 for out-of-town participants. Supplies are included.

For more information or to register, visit www.viennava.gov or call 703-255-6360.