Center Street Is Closed
Due to construction, Center Street in Vienna closed to traffic from Maple Avenue to Locust Street on Monday, July 7, and will remain closed until the last week of August. The street-reconstruction project consists of excavating the roadway, lowering the road’s high crown and repaving it.
Vienna Farmers Market
The Vienna Farmers Market is held Saturdays, from 8 a.m.-noon, in the Faith Baptist Church parking lot at 301 Center Street S. and it will remain open during the construction on Center Street. Customers may access the market via Courthouse Road to Locust Street or via Park Street to Cherry Street.
Town Council Special Meetings
The Vienna Town Council has scheduled two special meetings, Tuesday-Wednesday, July 29-30, at 7:30 p.m., for the sole purpose of appointing people to various Town boards and commissions. The meetings are in the Town Hall, 127 Center St. S. in Vienna.
Courthouse Road Bike Lanes
As part of VDOT’s summer repaving program, Courthouse Road from Route 123 to the Town of Vienna is being reconfigured to include bike lanes. Where the road is too narrow for bike lanes, shared-lane markings are being used. Final pavement markings are now being installed. This popular bike route runs parallel to Route 123 between Oakton and Vienna.
Oakton Farmers Market
The Oakton Farmers Market is held Saturdays, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at Unity of Fairfax Church, 2854 Hunter Mill Road in Oakton.
Summer Stories and Sprinklers
From now through Aug. 7, children may come and enjoy stories, Thursdays at 1 p.m., at the historic Vienna Little Library behind the Freeman Store, 131 Church St. NE. Then at 1:30 p.m., families may have fun running through the sprinklers on the Town Green lawn.
Caffe Amouri to Celebrate Anniversary
Saturday, July 19 Caffe Amouri will be hosting a party to celebrate their 4th anniversary. The celebration will include music outside and in the shop from Vienna Idol performers and winners, games for children, special “Trivia” questions with prizes and a “Guess the number of coffee beans in the jar” contest.
There will also be free hot dogs for any attendee who brings an item for the Lamb Center – a daytime drop in counseling center for the “Poor & the poor in spirit.”
Items urgently needed include
styrofoam bowls, dinner & desert plates; Costco paper towel rolls for wall dispenser; laundry detergent and liquid bleach; small deodorant and tooth paste; disposable razors & shaving cream; hot and cold drink cups (8 or 9 oz.); men’s and women’s underware & socks; 55 gallon trash bags; 13 gallon trash bags with draw strings; bath towels and washcloths (no hand towels); Costco gift cards to purchase needed supplies; smart trip cards and weekly bus pass.
Festivities begin at noon and will continue outside till 5 p.m. followed by an Open Mic session inside hosted by popular local group.
Historic Vienna Offers ‘Old Fashioned Summer Fun’
Historic Vienna, Inc. is offering “Old Fashioned Summer Fun For Kids” on the side lawn of the Freeman Store, 131 Church Street NE on Saturday, July 26 at 2 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 2 at 4 p.m. Children and parents are invited to play old-time games, learn some crafts, listen to a storyteller and make and enjoy hand-cranked ice cream. Free and open to the public, reservations encouraged. For more information call 703 938 5187 or visit www.historicviennainc.org.
Volunteer Opportunities Teaching English
St. Mark English as a Second Language (ESL) program is seeking new volunteers now for the 2014-15 academic year. Spend 2-3 hours a week helping adult learners master the English language, prepare to become US citizens, and acclimate to American culture. There are seven different English proficiency levels. All classes meet evenings at St. Mark, 9972 Vale Road, Vienna, VA 22181. Volunteers serve one evening a week or on an occasional basis. Both teaching and non-teaching volunteers are welcome. Volunteers bilingual in Spanish, Korean, Chinese, Arabic, and Vietnamese, are also needed. For additional information or to volunteer, please see http://service.www.stmark.org/esl-prospective-volunteers/ or contact email@example.com.