Historic Vienna’s Used Book Sale is back for 2012!

Historic Vienna, Inc. will hold our annual Used Book Sale on Saturday, June 9  from 9 to 4 and Sunday, June 10 from 12 to 5 pm on the side lawn of the Freeman House, 131 Church Street, NE.  The sale includes thousands of books in many categories, including fiction, biography, travel, cookbooks, classics, how-to, history, and many more.  There is a large selection of children’s books.

Books are priced at $1.00 for any paperback and $2.00 for any hard cover, with children’s books and “treasures” priced separately.  All proceeds of the sale benefit the programs of Historic Vienna, Inc.

Historic Vienna, Inc. is collecting books starting May 1st for our fund raiser, the Used Book Sale (Sat June 9 and Sun June 10).  Donations are tax deductible and may be brought in to the Freeman Store, 131 Church Street NE from 12 to 4 Monday thru Friday or left on the front porch at any time.   Please don’t leave encyclopedias, textbooks or magazines of any “Reader’s Digest” type books.  These simply don’t sell yet create lots of extra work for volunteers.

Books may be brought to the Freeman Store during open hours (and you may get a receipt) or left on the porch at any time. For questions or information, give us a call at (703) 938-5187.

Thank you for your donations and we hope to see you at the sale!

Join Historic Vienna for the 2013 Easter Egg Roll!

Time: 10:30-11:30 AM
Saturday, March 23
Location: Town Green

The Easter Bunny and Vienna’s wonderful Department of Parks & Recreation staff will all be on hand on Saturday, March 23rd from 10:30 to 11:30 as children 12 and under and invited to Historic Vienna, Inc.’s annual Old Fashioned Easter Egg Roll.  Following the hunt, various age groups are welcome to participate in a traditional egg roll, have a photo opportunity with the Bunny or listen to a Storyteller.  This is always a delightfully happy event and very popular!

Please note that it is one hour only and starts promptly at 10:30! Be sure to arrive right on time so that your children won’t miss a minute.

The Easter Egg Roll is free and open to the public!

Celtic Arts Festival Celebrates Music, Dance, and Culture

Time: 1:00-5:00 PM
Date: Saturday, March 17
Location: Vienna Elementary School (128 Center Street S)

This will be a delightful afternoon celebration of Celtic Music, Dance & Culture.  The event will be held at Vienna Elementary School at 128 Center Street South, Vienna VA on Saturday, March 17 from 1:00-5:00 PM.  Featuring: Vienna Choral Society, The Vienna Elementary School Jammers, Timsmith, Rich Follet, The Irish Breakfast Band, Katherine Hughes, John and William Hughes and Eammon Carolan.

Cost for admission:

  • Adults, $20
  • Seniors & Students, $15
  • Family, $35

The Vienna Choral Society is funded in part by the Arts Council of Fairfax County, supported by Fairfax County.  Tickets available at the door, online, or by calling (703) 255-5508.

The Optimist Club of Greater Vienna Announces Caboose Schedule

Time: 1:00-5:00 PM
Date: July 16, August 20, September 24, October 15, and November 12
Location: Caboose #503 at Centennial Park

The Optimist Club of Greater Vienna maintains W&OD Caboose #503 at Centennial Park, across Church Street from Historic Vienna, Inc.’s headquarters, the Freeman Store and Museum.

The caboose is maintained for the benefit of children to pass on the history of the railroad and its importance to the history of Vienna–not only through the 1861 Battle of Vienna but also its role in commerce and development.

The Caboose will be open from 1:00-5:00 PM on July 16, August 20, September 24, October 15, and November 12.  For more information visit www.optimistclubofgreatervienna.org