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Week in Vienna

Freeman Store and Museum to Host Dedication Celebration

The public is invited to celebrate the placement of the Freeman Store and Museum, 131 Church St. N.E., on the National Register of Historic Places on Saturday, April 6. Last year, the building was placed on the Virginia Landmarks Register and was subsequently listed on the National Park Service’s National Register of Historic Places. It is the only structure in Vienna to hold these designations.

The event will host a variety of activities throughout the day beginning at 10 a.m. including the Civil War 150 HistoryMobile, an artwork display of historic structures created by Vienna’s youth, Freeman Store and Museum tours, the “Roads to Rails to Trails” museum exhibit and children’s activities. In addition, the Little Library and Caboose will be open to the public and the event will feature the James Madison Madrigals and the Vienna Community Band. The dedication ceremony will be held at 2 p.m., followed by an old fashioned picnic. All activities are free for all ages. For more information on this event including a schedule of events, visit www.viennava.gov/index.aspx?NID=1024.

Vietnam Veterans to Discuss Iraq’s ‘Lessons Learned’

Chapter 227, Vietnam Veterans of America Inc., invites all veterans, friends and the general public to attend the April 18 chapter meeting at Neighbor’s Restaurant, 262D Cedar Lane, Cedar Lane Shopping Center, Vienna, at 7:30 p.m. Harold Bonacquist will share his personal perspective of the U.S. extended effort to reconstruct Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom, so as to create a strong, democratic and dependable ally in the Middle East. He served as a foreign service officer in Iraq in 2007.

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.

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.