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Week in Vienna

Vietnam Veterans to Host Cobra Pilot

Chapter 227, Vietnam Veterans of America Inc., invites all veterans, friends and the general public to attend the March 21 chapter meeting at Neighbor’s Restaurant, 262D Cedar Lane, Cedar Lane Shopping Center, Vienna, at 7:30 p.m. Maj. Dan Sheehan, USMC retired, will speak about his Tour of Duty as a Marine attack helicopter pilot in the Iraq War in 2003 and as a forward air controller with a special operations unit in 2004. He is the author of the book, “After Action: The True Story of a Cobra Pilot’s Journey” which relives his Iraq tour of duty.

The general public and all veterans are invited. Admission is free. For information, call Len Ignatowski at 703-255-0353 or visit the web page at www.vva227.org.

Historic Vienna, Inc. to Hold Spring Meeting

Historic Vienna, Inc. will hold its spring Membership Meeting on Thursday, March 28, at 7 p.m. at the Dyer-Gunnell American Legion Post 180, 330 Center St. N., Vienna. Following a brief membership meeting, the speaker will be local Civil War historian and reenactor Jon Vrana, who will speak on the evolution of the railroad that ran through Vienna from 1855 to 1968, along the right-of-way now known as the Washington & Old Dominion Trail. The meeting is free and open to the public and refreshments will be served. For information call 703 938 5187 or visit www.historicviennainc.org.

America’s Next Top Dog, Fashion Photo Contest

America’s Next Top Dog Fashion Photo Contest will run until March 30 at Patrick Henry Library. Bring in a photo of your dog (real or plush) decked out in the latest fashions, and your pooch could be awarded the title “America’s Next Top Dog.” For complete contest rules, including photo guidelines, dates and prizes, stop by the library’s information desk.

Tickets Go on Sale for ‘Hallelujah Girls’

The Vienna Theatre Company will present the comedy “Hallelujah Girls” at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. S.E., April 19, 20, 26, 27, May 3 and 4 at 8 p.m., and April 28 and May 5 at 2 p.m.

This southern comedy takes place in SPA-DEE-DAH!, an abandoned church-turned-day-spa, where a group of feisty female friends gather every Friday afternoon. After the loss of a dear friend, the women realize time is precious and if they're going to change their lives and achieve their dreams, they have to get on it immediately.

Tickets are $13 general admission and $11 for students and senior citizens and go on sale March 25, at the Vienna Community Center.

For more information, call the Vienna Parks and Recreation Department at 703-255-6360 or visit HYPERLINK "http://www.viennava.gov/index.aspx?nid=678" www.viennava.gov/index.aspx?nid=678.

Potomac River Watershed Cleanup Day

Area residents and organizations are invited to join in the 25th Annual Potomac River Watershed Cleanup on Saturday, April 6, from 9 a.m. to noon. The cleanup takes place at sites in the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania and West Virginia—all part of the lands, or watershed, that drain into the Potomac.

This year local efforts will focus on Piney Branch Creek at Northside Park, Bear Branch Creek near Vienna’s Southside Park and Wolftrap Creek at Wildwood Park. Volunteers for the Piney Branch Creek site should meet at the Glyndon entrance to Northside Park and at Southside Park’s Ware Street parking lot (accessed via Nutley Street to Marshall Road to Ware Street) for the “Bear Branch Creek location.” If you are interested in volunteering at the Piney Branch Creek or Bear Branch Creek site, contact Rick Ayers at rayers@esri.com or 703-989-3221.

The Wolftrap Creek site is limited to Boy Scout volunteers and will meet at 9 a.m. on Follin Lane. For information on volunteering for the Wolftrap Creek site, contact Scott Truax at struax@tidalwave.net or 571-643-1656.

Monday Walking Tours to Start April 8

A Monday morning walking group will meet for a three-mile walk each Monday, April 8 through May 6, from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. S.E.

Walking routes will vary but include local trails, neighborhoods, scenic paths and parks in the area. A wide range of moderate walking speeds will be accommodated. All sessions meet in the lobby of the Community Center.

The cost is $5 for residents and $6.25 for out-of-town participants and advanced registration is necessary. The program fee includes cost of guide and written directions. For information, or to register visit www.viennava.gov or call 703-255-6360 and reference class number 443282 A1.

Friday Adventure Walkers Start April 12

“Friday Adventure Walkers,” sponsored by the Vienna Parks and Recreation Department, will meet from 10 to 11 a.m. each Friday at a different location around Fairfax County.

The first walk will be in Vienna on April 12 (meet at the Vienna Community Center); other walks will include Riverbend Park in Great Falls, South Lakes Village in Reston, Ellanor Lawrence Park in Chantilly and Bluemont Park in Arlington. Each walk is about three miles or one hour long with the exception of Bluemont Park, which is approximately four miles.

The cost for five walks is $15 for Town of Vienna residents and $18.75 for out-of-town participants, and includes walking guides and maps. Transportation to each walk destination is on your own. Advanced registration is requested.

For more information, call the Vienna Parks and Recreation Department at 703-255-6360 and reference class number 442472 A1.

Gentle Yoga and Mindfulness Meditation on Tuesdays

Experience Gentle Yoga and Mindfulness Meditation each Tuesday, April 9, through June 4, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. S.E.

Each session includes instruction in joint-freeing movements, breathing techniques, postural alignment, balance and self-massage to boost energy, concentration, flexibility and strength.

The fee is $70 for Town of Vienna residents and $87.50 for out-of-town participants. For more information, call the Vienna Parks and Recreation Department at 703-255-6360 and reference class number 442475 A1 or visit www.viennava.gov.