Week in Vienna

Week in Vienna

Hunter Mill District to Hold Town Hall on the Budget

Supervisor Cathy Hudgins will be hosting the annual Hunter Mill District Town Hall on the Budget, Saturday, March 2 at Frying Pan Farm Park Visitor Center, 2739 West Ox Road, Herndon. County Executive Bryan Hill, County Staff and staff from Fairfax County Public Schools will be presenting the Fairfax County FY2020 Budget Proposal and Fairfax County Public Schools proposed budget.

Come early for coffee at 8:30 a.m. with presentations beginning at 9 a.m. Questions and answer session will follow the presentations.

Afterwards, stick around and take a tour of the farm and visit with this year’s new baby animals. There’s always something new on the farm!

Presentation on Women Winning the Right to Vote

The Vienna Area Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) will host a speaker event Saturday, March 9, at 2 p.m. Doors open at 1:30. Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. The public is invited. Free. Co-sponsored by Patrick Henry Library.

Leigh Kitcher, board member of Historic Vienna Inc., discusses how women won the right to vote. Discussion and exhibits of the 1917 events when women picketing the White House were arrested, beaten, and force-fed.

AAUW is the nation’s leading voice promoting equity and education for women and girls. Founded in 1881, AAUW members examine and take positions on the fundamental issues of the day—educational, social, economic, and political. For more information: https://vienna-va.aauw.net/

Colbert King to Talk About 1950s Civil Right Issues

Colbert King is coming to Vienna to talk about 1950s civil rights issues. A Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post journalist will speak at the Historic Vienna Inc. meeting on March 12 at 7:30 in the Town Council Chamber of Vienna’s Town Hall, 127 Center Street, South, 22180. Mr. King’s talk is in connection with HVI’s new exhibit “Vienna in the 1950s”. He will also reflect on current topics. Refreshments will be served. The meeting is free and open to the public.

Two New Exhibits at Freeman Store and Museum

Historic Vienna Inc announced the grand opening reception for two new exhibits on Sunday, March 10, 2-4 p.m. at the Freeman Store and Museum, 131 Church Street NE, Vienna.

  • Upstairs, “Vienna and the ‘50s”. Remember hula hoops, Barbie dolls, play doh, and matchbox cars? Remember Patsy Cline, Elvis, Little Richard, and the Kingston Trio? How about Leave It to Beaver, Gunsmoke, I Love Lucy, and The Ed Sullivan Show? The Korean War? Segregation? Vienna experienced the 50s in all its good, bad, and ugly. Come experience Vienna in the 50s through an exciting multimedia exhibit.

  • Downstairs, “Women Creating a More Perfect Democracy: 100 Years of the League of Women Voters”