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Nov. 30 Declared ‘Vienna Business Saturday

On Oct. 28, Mayor M. Jane Seeman and members of the Vienna Town Council declared Saturday, Nov. 30, as "Vienna Business Saturday."

Citizens of Vienna are encouraged on this day, and throughout the year, to patronize Vienna businesses, in demonstration of their support and appreciation for the contributions Vienna businesses make to the community.

The event is organized by Vienna’s Town/Business Liaison Committee, and is meant to provide residents with a small town experience when shopping for the holidays.

Businesses are encouraged to participate by offering special sales and giveaways to shoppers on Saturday, Nov. 30. All specials and deals will be listed on the Town’s website and publicized through various platforms. Businesses interested in participating in Vienna Business Saturday, should contact the Public Information Office at pio@viennava.gov or (703) 255-6330 by November 22, 2013.

For more information, visit www.viennava.gov.

Annual Church Street Holiday Stroll to Be Held Dec. 2

The annual Holiday Stroll on Vienna’s historic Church Street will be held on Monday, Dec. 2, from 6 to 9 p.m.

Church Street will be closed between Lawyers Road and Mill Street, and visitors are invited to stroll amid the sights and sounds of the holiday season and visit merchants along the way.

The Freeman Store and Museum, 131 Church Street NE, the train station, red caboose, Knights of Columbus (former First Baptist Church) and Vienna Presbyterian "old chapel" will be open to visitors. Santa Claus will arrive at the Freeman Store at 6:15 p.m. and help Mayor Jane Seeman light the holiday tree. Afterwards, Santa will visit with children on the front porch of the Freeman Store.

The Holiday Stroll will feature entertainment by local musical groups, a petting zoo, free hot chocolate, marshmallows for roasting at supervised "bon fires" and other festivities.

Visitors are encouraged to bring a new toy to donate to the Toys for Tots collection, sponsored by Coldwell Banker.

The Holiday Stroll is sponsored by Historic Vienna, Inc. and the Town of Vienna. All activities are free of charge. For more information, visit www.viennava.gov/index.aspx?nid=985 or call 703-938-5187.

Community Center to Host Annual Holiday Bazaar

The 53rd Annual Holiday Bazaar will be on Saturday, Nov. 9, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry Street SE. Admission is $2 per person.

Sponsored by the Vienna Woman’s Club with support from the Town of Vienna, the show boasts over 70 crafters and vendors and will feature bake and book sales. All proceeds benefit the Vienna Woman’s Club’s youth scholarship fund. For more information, contact Vienna Parks and Recreation at 703-255-6360 or visit www.viennava.gov.

Send Your Wish List to Santa by Nov. 2

Children are invited to send their lists to Santa care of his elves at the Vienna Community Center. To guarantee a reply from Santa himself, mail your letters by Nov. 25, to Santa, c/o The Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry Street SE, Vienna, VA 22180.

Parents, be sure to include your child’s full name and complete address with zip code on the letter to ensure Santa’s response (from the North Pole) makes it to your child. You do not have to be a Town of Vienna resident to participate. Free.

For more information, call Vienna Parks and Recreation at 703-255-6360, or view page 23 of the Winter Parks and Recreation Brochure online at www.viennava.gov/Archive.aspx?AMID=62.