Community Notes

Community Notes

The Vienna Woman’s Club seeks craft vendors for its 46th Annual Harvest Bazaar and Fall Festival on Saturday, Nov. 11. The event features local crafters, bake sale, and children’s activity. Proceeds will benefit a scholarship fund. For information or application, call Jan Smith at 703-319-0860 or e-mail

Film coverage of the Halloween Parade including extra footage of the costumed children will be available. Orders must be placed by Oct. 25 and picked up between Nov. 8 and 15 at the Vienna-Tysons Chamber of Commerce, 513 Maple Ave., W. $10/DVD. Open weekdays from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. or 703-281-1333.

In honor of Military Family Month this November, Armed Services YMCA is calling for entries for its annual art contest, sponsored by Geico, and essay contest, sponsored by Lockheed Martin. The art contest asks children in grades K-6 to submit artwork that best illustrates “My Military Family.” The essay contest asks children in grades 1-12 to submit essays about “Why My Military Mom/Dad Is My Hero.” Children of active duty and retired service members from all branches of the military, as well as National Guard and Reserve, are eligible. All artwork must be postmarked by Feb. 16, 2007; essays must be submitted by March 16, 2007. Winners of the art contest will receive U.S. savings bonds worth $500; essay contest will receive $500 or $1,000 depending on grade level. Savings bonds will also be awarded to second place and honorable mention. Visit for complete rules and entry forms. Call 703-313-9600, ext. 10 or e-mail

Word Processing Software is offered on public computers in the Fairfax County Public Libraries. Free service.

Library Disability Access Services. Library group serves individuals with disabilities and sponsors a support group for seniors and people with low vision at the Patrick Henry Library in Vienna. The VIP (Visually Impaired Person) Vienna Group meets at 10:30 a.m. on the third Thursday of each month. Patrick Henry Library is located at 101 Maple Ave. E. in Vienna. Call 703-938-0405.

A free T’ai Chi beginners practice is held every Saturday morning, 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., outdoors, at McLean Central Park, behind the Dolley Madison Library, on Ingleside Drive (no street number), McLean. Meets every Saturday through Oct. 28, the practice is open to all and to all ages, including those who are brand new beginners. Any comfortable, casual clothing and footwear are fine. Visit or call Warren at 703-759-9141.

Brinker Toastmasters meets at Vienna Presbyterian Church, 124 Park St., N.E., the second and fourth Saturdays of each month at 9:30 a.m. Those interested in becoming more effective listeners, leaders and speakers are welcome. Call Mike Schultz at 571-344-1127 or visit

The Vienna Farmers Market in the Caboose Parking Lot near Church and Mill streets, is open every Saturday from 8 a.m.-noon through Oct. 28. Sponsored by the Vienna-Reston Jaycees. Market features fresh produce, plants and flowers, baked goods, meat, dairy and kettle corn. Call Karen at 703-281-1255 or visit

The farmers market at Nottoway Park, 9601 Courthouse Road, Vienna, is open every Wednesday through Nov. 22, from 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Features produce, baked goods, plants and flowers, ciders, honey, dairy and meats. Call 703-642-0128.

Lunchtime Weight Watchers, hosted by the Town of Vienna, meets at 11:15 a.m. each Tuesday at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St., S.E. Open to the public, the cost is $168 for a 13-week session, payable in advance. Call 703-255-6350.

Flea Market sponsored by the Merrifield Lions Club and the Arlington-Fairfax Elks Club will be held every Sunday through November from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, 8421 Arlington Blvd., Fairfax.

Two hundred vendor spaces are available for $15. Call Fred Anderson at 703-517-7243 or visit or