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Week in Vienna

Town Offices to Observe Martin Luther King. Jr. Day

Town of Vienna offices will be closed on Monday, Jan. 20, in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. The Vienna Community Center will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; no classes, drop-in programs or activities will be held. Refuse collection will be collected as normal on Monday, Jan. 20. Public safety services will not be impacted.

Dining Skills and Etiquette Course for Teens

A dining skills and etiquette class will be held Saturday, Feb. 1, from 10 a.m. to 12 at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry Street SE.

Participants will learn table manners, silverware use, American and Continental eating styles, hosting/guest duties and other dos and don’ts.

The cost is $40 for Town of Vienna residents and $50 for out-of-town participants. A $5 materials fee is due at the beginning of class. For more information, call the Vienna Parks and Recreation Department at (703) 255-6360 or view page 9 of the Winter Parks and Recreation brochure online at www.viennava.gov.

2014 Dog Licenses Due Jan. 31

All dogs over four months old residing within the Town of Vienna must be licensed by Friday, Jan. 31. Dog licenses may be purchased in the Finance Department at Town Hall, 127 Center Street S.

The license fee for each dog is $10. A current rabies vaccination certificate must be shown if the rabies vaccination expires by Jan. 31, or for any dog new to town.

Dogs trained and serving as guide dogs for the blind, hearing dogs for the deaf, and service dogs for the mobility impaired must be licensed but are exempt from the license tax.

Dog tags are also available by mail. Call 703-255-6323 for more information or visit www.viennava.gov/index.aspx?nid=185.

Arabic Courses Offered

Learn Arabic - for work, travel, to enjoy Arab restaurants, or just to amaze your friends. Native speaker has 20 years’ experience as a teacher. The introductory course will meet once a week for 75 minutes. Suggested donation is $50. The instructor will provide the class materials. You’ll learn the sounds and some practical basic vocabulary to familiarize you with the language. At the end of the course, you will be able to order from an Arabic menu and get around when traveling abroad. Every Monday, 7 p.m. beginning Jan. 20. An advanced class will be offered on Friday evenings at 7 p.m. beginning on Jan. 17. Antioch Christian Church, 1860 Beulah Rd, Vienna. For more information or to register call 703-281-1694.