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Brief: Week in Vienna

Teens on the Green Concert

Enjoy the talents of three local bands during the Teens on the Green concert on Saturday, May 18, at the Vienna Town Green, 144 Maple Ave. E., from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Madison High School Jazz band will perform at 11 a.m., followed by the Vienna Jammers at noon and the Pat Sommers Rock Shop at 1 p.m. This event is free and appropriate for all ages.

In case of inclement weather, call the rain line for up-to-date event information at 703-255-7842. For more information, call Parks and Recreation at 703-255-6360.

Town Offices Observe Memorial Day

Town of Vienna offices will be closed on Monday, May 27, in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. The Vienna Community Center will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and no classes will be held. Refuse collection will operate as normal on Monday, May 27.

Family Scavenger Hunt in Vienna

The Vienna Parks and Recreation Department’s Vienna Scavenger Hunt is back again this year and starts May 22. Have a family adventure as you discover little known places in town in seven categories:

Play in a Safe Place; Explore Nature; Celebrate the Arts; Follow a Trail; Play a Sport; Explore History; and Make a Lasting Memory.

Find places described in these categories and take a digital picture of a family member, the whole family or family pet participating in the activity described. Submit the photos on a CD by Aug. 16, to be placed in a drawing for recognition as Vienna’s No. 1 Recreating Family and have your pictures posted on the town website and in the next recreation brochure.

For more information, call the Vienna Parks and Recreation Department at 703-255-6360 or visit www.viennava.gov.

Public Works Day Open House May 23

The Town of Vienna Department of Public Works will celebrate Public Works Week with an open house at its Northside Property Yard, 600 Mill St. N.E., on Thursday, May 23, from 2 to 6 p.m.

The Northside facility houses all of the town’s Public Works operations—vehicle and equipment maintenance, street maintenance, general maintenance, sanitation and water and sewer. During the open house, Vienna residents, school and scout groups, and others interested will be able to tour the facility, get an up-close look at the heavy machinery, vehicles and equipment used by Public Works, and meet the employees who provide these essential services.

Light refreshments will be served, and there will be “hard hats,” games and other goodies for children. For more information, call the Department of Public Works at 703-255-6380 or visit www.viennava.gov.

Public Input Sought on Vienna Community Center

The public is invited to participate in a community-wide survey on the current and future state of the Vienna Community Center. The survey is open to all users of the facility and will remain open until Friday, July 5, 2013. The survey can be completed online at http://studentvoice.com/bd/townofvienna.

The survey is part of the Vienna Community Center needs and feasibility study that is currently underway. Responses should include input from all members of the household and should provide insight on how you currently use the facility as well as potential future uses regarding various activities and spaces. The results will be used to assist in the development of the most appropriate facility and services specific to the Town of Vienna and the community center’s users.

As part of the study, the town held a community forum on April 23, and will hold another community forum after the results of the survey are compiled. More information on the process of the needs and feasibility study can be viewed online at www.viennava.gov/index.aspx?NID=1031.

For more information, contact Parks and Recreation at 703-255-6356.

Community Forum on Maple Avenue Vision

A community forum will be held regarding the Maple Avenue Vision Process (MAVP) on Wednesday, May 29, at 7 p.m. in Town Hall, 127 Center St. S. The town’s consultants will present an overview and outline of the work completed to date, as well as answer questions and gather public feedback on the efforts thus far. In addition, representatives from the town staff as well as the MAVP Steering Committee will also be on hand to respond to questions. All members of the Vienna community are encouraged to attend and participate.

In 2012, the Town Council hired Lardner/Klein Landscape Architects, along with Clarion Associates and Seth Harry & Associates, to make recommendations regarding potential zoning changes that would help to implement the town’s vision for the Maple Avenue corridor. A Steering Committee comprised of members from throughout the community representing a variety of backgrounds and interests was also created to work with the town’s consultants with the intention of providing guidance and increasing public involvement.

For more information on the Maple Avenue Vision process, visit www.viennava.gov/index.aspx?nid=865 or contact Planning and Zoning Deputy Director Matthew Flis at 703-255-6347.