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Week in Vienna

Bank Robbed in Oakton

Fairfax County police are looking for the person who robbed a BB&T Bank, last Wednesday, Jan. 8, in Oakton. The incident occurred around 11:29 a.m. when a man entered the bank at 2941 Chain Bridge Road.

Police say he handed a teller a note demanding money and implying that he had a weapon; however, no weapon was seen. After receiving an undisclosed amount of cash, he fled the bank on foot. No one was injured.

The suspect was described as black, approximately 29-34 years old and between 5 feet 9 inches and 6 feet tall. He wore all dark clothing. The police helicopter and a K9 team responded to the area in search of the robber, but to no avail.

The FBI is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of this bank robber. The FBI and police are investigating this crime together and request that anyone with information call the FBI at 202-278-2000.

People may also contact Crime solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477, e-mail www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org, text “TIP187” plus a message to CRIMES/274637 or call police at 703-691-2131.

What’s Next for I-66

VDOT will hold a public information meeting on the next steps to identify potential traffic improvements in the I-66 Corridor. It’s set for Thursday, Jan. 30, from 6:30-8:30 p.m., at Oakton High School, 2900 Sutton Road in

Vienna. (If cancelled due to weather: Tuesday, Feb. 4).

VDOT and the Department of Rail and Public Transportation have identified 10 concepts to increase capacity within the I-66 corridor, plus options to increase travel-mode choices, improve individual interchanges, address spot safety needs and enhance travel efficiency.

Volunteer Drivers Are Needed

The Shepherd’s Center of Oakton-Vienna has an urgent need for volunteer drivers to take area senior citizens to medical appointments and other activities. Opportunities to volunteer for other services are also available.

Hours are flexible. For more information, go to www.scov.org or contact the Volunteer Coordinator at 703-281-5088 or volunteer@scov.org.

Community Volunteers to Be Honored

Town of Vienna Mayor M. Jane Seeman invites Vienna area residents to nominate an outstanding volunteer in recognition of his or her service to the Town. Mayor Seeman will honor these volunteers at a special ceremony on Tuesday, April 8, at the Vienna Volunteer Fire Department.

Nomination forms for outstanding community volunteers are available at Vienna Town Hall, 127 Center Street S, online at www.viennava.gov/index.aspx?NID=850 and in the January and February Town Newsletters. Completed forms must be submitted by March 3 to the Mayor’s Office.

For more information, call the Mayor’s Office at 703-255-6311, e-mail mayor@viennava.gov or visit www.viennava.gov/index.aspx?NID=850.

Vienna Hosts Philadelphia Flower Show Trip

Enjoy a trip to the Philadelphia Flower Show, sponsored by the Vienna Parks and Recreation Department, on Wednesday, March 6. A charter bus will leave at 8 a.m. from the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry Street SE, and return around 7 p.m.

The 2014 Flower Show is an unprecedented collaboration of Flower Show designers and the nation’s great art museums that turns the Pennsylvania Convention Center into a 10-acre living canvas of exquisite landscapes, gardens and floral arrangements. The entrance exhibit of “ARTiculture” is inspired by the sculptures and style of Alexander Calder, a member of Philadelphia’s historic family of artists, and features an aerial dance troupe performing above and within the display.

The cost of $69 for Town of Vienna residents and $86.25 for out-of-town participants includes transportation and admission to the show with all-day re-entry privileges. Registration required. For more information, call Vienna Parks and Recreation at (703) 255-6360 or register online at www.viennava.gov.

Men’s Softball League Registration Open

Registration for the Vienna Parks and Recreation Department’s 2014 men’s softball league is now being accepted and is due by Feb. 21. League play will begin on Monday, April 28, and all games will be held Monday through Friday at Vienna’s Southside Park, 1315 Ross Drive SW.

The fee is $600 per team and registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. A $100 non-refundable deposit and a temporary roster are required at the time of registration. For a league information package, call Brandy Wyatt at (703) 255-5721 or e-mail bwyatt@viennava.gov. For more information, visit www.viennava.gov.

Learn the Fundamentals of Yoga

Yoga for Fitness, a new class at the Vienna Community Center, introduces participants to the fundamentals of yoga practice, including poses, breathing techniques and body awareness.

This new class is presented in a dynamic workout that includes stretching, strength-building and complete relaxation. Yoga for Fitness is perfect for all fitness levels; no previous yoga experience necessary.

The class will be held on Mondays, Jan. 27 through March 17, from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry Street SE. The cost for seven classes is $84 for residents and $105 for out-of-town participants. Participants should bring a yoga mat to class. For more information, call 703-255-6360 or register online at www.viennava.gov.