Town Budget Available for Review
The proposed Town of Vienna budget for fiscal year 2013-2014 is now available for public review on the town’s website at www.viennava.gov/index.aspx?NID=420. Copies are also available for review in the Finance Department at Town Hall, 127 Center St. S., and at the Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. E. A "Budget Highlights" summary may be obtained at Town Hall free of charge. For more information, call 703-255-7824.
Town Council budget work sessions are scheduled at Town Hall on Saturday, March 9, at 9 a.m. and Monday, March 11, and April 22, at 7:30 p.m. Work sessions are open for the public to attend; however, public comment is not permitted. The public is invited to provide their input during the public hearings on the proposed budget, tax rate and water and sewer rates on Monday, April 1, and April 15, at 8 p.m. in Town Hall. The Town Council will consider the adoption of the budget at its May 13 meeting.
Registration Open for Summer Camps
Registration for youth summer camps sponsored by the Vienna Parks and Recreation Department is now open. Register early as camps fill quickly.
Camps include extended day camp, tennis, basketball, fencing, soccer, baseball, football, and other sports camps, teen excursions, computer, art, chemistry, skateboarding, biking, engineering, Lego, summer playground camps and more. Before and after care is also available for certain camps and ages.
For more information, call the Vienna Parks and Recreation Department at 703-255-6360, or view the Vienna Parks and Recreation Summer Camp Brochure online at www.viennava.gov/Archive.aspx?AMID=62. Camp information is located on pages 31 through 38.
Stroke and Osteoporosis Screenings Coming to Vienna
Residents living in and around the Vienna community can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke or bone fracture. Church of the Holy Comforter will host a Life Line Screening on March 11, 2013. The site is located at 543 Beulah Road N.E. in Vienna. Four key points every person needs to know:
Stroke is the third leading cause of death and a leading cause of permanent disability
80 percent of stroke victims had no apparent warning signs prior to their stroke
Preventive ultrasound screenings can help you avoid a stroke
Screenings are fast, noninvasive, painless, affordable and convenient
For more information regarding the screenings or to schedule an appointment, call 1-800-697-9721 or visit our website at www.lifelinescreening.com. Pre-registration is required.
Family Flashlight Egg Hunt at Glyndon Park
A family friendly flashlight egg hunt will be held rain or shine at Glyndon Park, 300 Glyndon St. N.E., on Friday evening, March 22. Beginning at 7 p.m., children will be able to visit with the Easter Bunny and jump in the moon bounce while they wait for the egg hunt to begin at dark.
The fee for this activity is $3 per family member and free for children less than 12 months. A maximum of six tickets may be purchased per family. Tickets go on sale for in-town residents on Saturday, March 9, from 9 to 10 a.m. at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St., S.E. All remaining tickets will go on sale Monday, March 11, at 8 a.m.
For more information, call the Vienna Parks and Recreation Department at 703-255-6360 or visit www.viennava.gov.
Old-fashioned Egg Roll at Freeman House
An old-fashioned Easter egg roll for children ages 12 and under and their parents will be held on the lawn of Vienna’s historic Freeman House, 131 Church St. N.E., on Saturday, March 23, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
This activity is free of charge and no registration is required. Roll eggs, visit with the Easter Bunny and listen to a storyteller.
For more information, call Historic Vienna, Inc. at 703-938-5187 or visit www.historicviennainc.org.
Learn to Start Seeds Indoors
Join the Vienna Parks and Recreation Department for this new class designed to teach the basics of starting seeds indoors. The course will be held on Saturday, April 6, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Nutley Street Green House.
Greenhouse trays and growing media will be provided. Seeds will also be available; however, participants are encouraged to bring seeds of their own. Each tray holds up to three different seed types.
The cost is $10 for in-town participants and $12.50 for out-of-town residents. Participants will be able to take the greenhouse trays and newly planted seeds home. Register early to reserve your space. For more information, call 703-255-6360 or view page 19 of the spring Parks and Recreation brochure online at www.viennava.gov.
Community Center to Offer Spring Break Camps
The Department of Parks and Recreation is offering several camps from Monday, March 25, through Friday, March 29, for youth ages 4 to 15. All camps are held at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. S.E.
Act It Out!, a four day camp for ages 4 through 6, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Participants will act out storybooks and make costumes and props using a variety of art materials. The cost is $135 for residents and $168.75 for out-of-town participants.
Meet the Artist, a four day camp for ages 4 through 6, from 9 a.m. to noon, and for ages 7 through 11, 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Campers will learn and perform various types of art styles. There is a $28 materials fee due on the first day of camp. The cost is $128 for residents and $160 for out-of-town participants.
UK Elite Spring Break Soccer Camp, a four day camp for ages 5 through 14, 9 a.m. to noon ($116 for residents and $145 for out-of-town residents) and for ages 7 through 14, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. ($176 for residents and $220 for out-of-town participants.)
Computer Technology for the Creative Teen, a five day camp for ages 11 through 15, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Campers will learn to create and edit their own video, create 3D landscapes, design iPhone cases, sneakers and more. Laptop required. The cost is $225 for residents and $275 for out-of-town participants.
Jr. Lego Robotics, a five day camp for ages 6 through 8, 10 a.m. to noon. Campers will learn to manipulate and program a robot. The cost is $170 for residents and $212.50 for out-of-town participants.
3D Video Game Design, a five day camp for ages 9 through 13, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Campers will use 3D modeling skills to create a video game. Computers are provided. The cost is $170 for residents and $212.50 for out-of-town participants.
Spring Break Fundamental Basketball Camp, a five day camp, for ages 7 through 12, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Campers will work with college and varsity high school basketball players and Largo High School Varsity coaching staff. The cost is $140 for residents and $175 for out-of-town participants.
For more information call Parks and Recreation at 703-255-6360 or to register, visit www.viennava.gov.