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Week in Vienna

American Red Cross Blood Drives for August

The American Red Cross Greater Chesapeake and Potomac Blood Services Region will hold blood drives in cities and towns throughout the region. Donors are encouraged to give all summer long, but especially near key summer holidays when donations decline. From May 23 to Sept. 9, donors, recipients and blood drive coordinators will be asked to share their inspirational videos and personal messages about how their lives have been touched by blood donation. Call 1-800–REDCROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit www.redcrossblood.org to schedule your blood donation appointment today.

Blood drive schedule for the area:

Aug. 10, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at McLean Bible Church, 8925 Leesburg Pike, Vienna,

Aug. 29, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Cordia Partners, 8229 Boone Blvd., Vienna.

Used Book Collection Continues

The McLean Area American Association of University Women’s (AAUW) Annual Used Final Book Collection is Saturday, Aug. 10 at the Sun Trust Bank, 515 Maple Avenue, Vienna, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. All kinds of books in good condition, especially children’s books and DVDs, are needed for the 44th annual Book Sale.

The Used Book Sale will be Friday, Sept. 20 from 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; Saturday the 21st from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and; Sunday, the 22nd from noon-4 p.m. at the McLean Community Center on Ingleside Avenue in McLean. Proceeds go toward scholarships and professional development for women and girls. In addition to the very well sorted hardbacks and paperbacks in the main sales rooms, there will be special children’s and “treasures” rooms at the sale for the most valuable items collected.

At last year’s September Sale there were an estimated 46,000 books on display sorted into 32 categories and AAUW members gave more than 1,700 volunteer hours to generate over $36,000 in revenue. AAUW hopes that this year’s 44th Annual Sale will do even better with the support of the metropolitan community. Questions: 703-527-4206.

Summer on the Green Concert Rescheduled

As part of the Town of Vienna’s Summer on the Green Concert Series, Pat Sommers School of Rock will perform on Saturday, Aug. 10, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. on the Vienna Town Green, 144 Maple Ave. E. This performance was originally scheduled as part of the May 18 Teens on the Green concert, but was unable to play due to inclement weather.

The Summer on the Green is a free performance series presented by the Town of Vienna and a host of concert sponsors. Upcoming concerts for the remainder of the 2013 season include:

  • Aug. 9: The Kingsley Winter Band (Sponsored by Garai Orthodontic Specialists)

  • Aug. 10: Teens on the Green (Rescheduled from May 18)

  • Aug. 11: Wayne Tympanik

  • Aug. 16: U.S. Navy Band Cruisers

  • Aug. 18: Bill Emerson and the Sweet Dixie Band

All performances are held at the Vienna Town Green. Bring chairs or blankets for seating. No alcoholic beverages are permitted. It is recommended that pets be left at home.

For more information, visit www.viennava.gov/index.aspx?NID=438.

Vienna Community Center Undergoes Cleaning, Maintenance

The Vienna Community Center, located at 120 Cherry Street SE, will be undergoing annual cleaning and maintenance from Monday, Aug. 19 through Monday, Sept. 2. During this time, the Community Center will observe abbreviated operating hours and no classes, drop in programs or special events will be held.

From Monday, Aug. 19 through Monday, Sept. 2, the Vienna Community Center will be open to the public Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and closed on Sunday. For more information, contact 703-255-6360.

Two New Businesses Come to Vienna Shopping Center

Two new merchants, Mike’s Flooring and Elements Therapeutic Massage, have signed leases totaling approximately 3,800 square feet of space at the Vienna Shopping Center.

Mike’s Flooring, a family-owned-and-operated business specializing in commercial and residential flooring, has leased 1,900 square feet next to the Rose Kabob Restaurant. Mike’s Flooring operates Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.

Elements Therapeutic Massage, which plans to open its new location this summer, has leased 1,900 square feet next to Sleepy’s. Vienna Shopping Center is at the intersection of Maple Drive and Courthouse Road in Vienna. The shopping center includes Panera Bread, Subway, Sleepys, Robek’s and Foster’s Grill. The Rappaport Companies provides property management, leasing and marketing services for the center, which is owned by Vienna Associates Limited Partnership.