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Vienna Volunteer Fire Department Open House

This was sent to us by Vienna Volunteer Fire Department:

On Saturday October 9th the Vienna Volunteer Fire Department (400 Center Street South, Vienna, VA) is pleased to host its annual Open House. This day is the culmination of Fire Prevention week. The 2010 National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) theme is simply: “Smoke Alarms: A Sound You Can Live With!” The Open House will help educate the public on the importance of working smoke alarms, how to properly use and maintain smoke alarms and what to do should a home fire occur.

The Vienna Volunteer Fire Department offers the following tips for making sure smoke alarms are maintained and working properly:

•Test smoke alarms at least once a month using the test button, and make sure everyone in your home knows their sound.

•If an alarm “chirps,” warning the battery is low, replace the battery right away.

Get Registered for the Northern Virginia Senior Olympics

The 2010 Northern Virginia Senior Olympics is being held September 18 through September 29. The deadline to register is Wednesday, September 1! To be eligible you must be 50 years old by December 31, 2010 and live in a sponsoring jurisdiction, which include the counties of Arlington, Fairfax, Fauquier, Loudoun and Prince William, and the cities of Alexandria, Fairfax and Falls Church. $10 includes one event and the following events are open:

Track & field, team line dance, racquetball, ten pin bowling, eight ball pool, Wii bowling, bocce, tennis, table tennis, fencing, golf, shuffleboard, chess, miniature golf, bunco, horseshoes, softball hit & throw, backgammon, scrabble, cribbage, yo-yo tricks, duplicate bridge, swimming, diving, pickleball, men’s basketball,  men’s and women’s free throw basketball

For more information you can visit www.nvso.us or call 703-228-4721.

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Come Play Wiffle Ball to “Wiff out” Brain Cancer

Hundreds of people will gather to play wiffle ball at the 15th Annual Northern Virginia Wiffle Ball World Series this Saturday, August 7, at Waters Field in Vienna, VA. Over the past 6 years, Brian Bedell 2 Young Foundation (2YF) has hosted the event to raise money for brain cancer research. Brian Bedell was a Vienna native who passed away at age 35 from brain cancer in 2005. 2YF has raised over $250,000 for research and programs for people with brain cancer and hopes to continue to raise funds to fight this disease.

Gates open at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday and the first pitch will be at 10:00 a.m. Waters Field, aka “Brian Bedell Park,” is located at 130 Center Street in South, Vienna. For more information about 2YF or to donate money or services visit http://2yf.org/. For information about the tournament or to register a team visit http://2yf.org/tourney.html.

The Town of Vienna Presents Concerts on the Green

Mark your calendar for the final roundup of summer concerts at the Vienna Town Green. All concerts start at 6:30 p.m. and are held at 144 Maple Avenue in East Vienna, VA. Vienna Concerts on the Green are free and guests are encouraged to bring chairs and blankets.

AUGUST 8

DAGMAR AND THE SEDUCTONES

SPONSORED BY GUTTER HELMET

AUGUST 13

COLEMAN’S CROSS

SPONSORED BY GUTTER HELMET

AUGUST 15

WAYNE TYMPANICK QUARTET

SPONSORED BY GUTTER HELMET

AUGUST 20

US NAVY BAND COMMODORES

AUGUST 21

OPEN MIC NIGHT

SPONSORED BY GUTTER HELMET

AUGUST 22

REDSTONE

SPONSORED BY DR. ALLEN S. GARAI

AUGUST 29

US NAVY BAND SEA CHANTERS