The lodge is changing its hours of operation during the week. The new schedule will be as follows:
Note: These hours can change based on member participation. If a Football game is on, we may elect to stay open longer hours.
You've asked and asked and asked. We've finally heard you and we are proud to present to you...TRIVIA NIGHT!!
Our first Trivia night will be Weds, Sept 7th!!
Starts at 7:30pm. Registration starts at 7:00pm.
The lodge is hosting Mars Rodeo and having a Classic Car Show for its members and qualified guests on Saturday, August 27, 2022, starting at 6 pm. The band starts at 7:00 pm and goes until 10:00 pm.
Mars Rodeo plays original, classic, and modern rock. The group has expanded to a collection of talented musicians that include original members Nandan Kenkeremath on lead vocals and acoustic/rhythm guitar; Hollis Williams on Bass and vocals; Jim Sauer on lead guitar and vocals; and Vince Scinta on Drums. International award-winning guitar player Randy Pate frequently plays with Mars Rodeo as lead guitar and vocals. Depending on the alignment Bruce Ryan can play on bass and rhythm guitar or Arnold Bell on bass.
We already have some very nice classic cars coming this night. We invite all members to bring their classic cars to the lodge.
We will be also having some amazing food served by Chef Earl too! So please put this on your calendars today!
The simple answer to this question is yes! Now, you might have thought you were not paying sales tax at the lodge… But you have been paying sales taxes on everything you purchase in this lodge since the beginning of time. The lodge has been rolling the taxes together into one price. There are positives and negatives to doing this in the lodge. By rolling all the taxes into a single price, it makes it easier for the cashiers to make change for sales in the lodge. But there are many negatives. The lodge still needs to pay each month the Virginia Sales taxes. The lodge has been paying anywhere from $500 to $600 a month in these taxes. This is not a small bill! Also, when the price of beer, chicken wings, or any product goes up, we make less if the lodge doesn’t pass that on to the member. The lodge for many years has been reluctant to raise prices because we know the members do not like prices going up. We don’t either! I think you know by now where we are going with all of this!
So, the lodge started charging sales tax last month. We did this because the prices of the products we buy keep going up. And, we really liked having the rolled-up pricing structure. But here is the catch-22, the price we get taxed on is the price we charge at the cash register. So, if we roll the taxes into the price at the register and full price is taxable. So that means, the taxes we roll into the price at the register is now being taxed a second time! Are you confused yet? I hope not.
Now, members say the lodge is tax exempt from paying taxes. This is just not true. Lodges depending on the jurisdiction do not pay some taxes. Most lodges are tax-exempt from property taxes. But all businesses are expected to pay sales taxes on the items it sells at their place of business. In talking to Mike Stumbaugh our Moose International Territory Manager said “…All lodges pay sales taxes in the state of Virginia…” And, in talking to other businesses in the area like the American Legion in Annandale Manager Diane Ramsey said, “…We roll the taxes into the price of the items we sell. Most members think we do not pay any taxes, but this is not true…”
So, in conclusion, the reason we started passing on the sales tax to the member is simple, we could not logically keep doing business this way. Just know we strive and work hard to get you the best price on all products we sell. We also know you can choose to spend your hard-earned money anywhere and we thank you for spending them here! We hope this answers the questions that many members have been asking about this change. If you need more information please reach out to any board officer.
This just in... The Vienna Moose is holding a Community Yard Sale!
Questions? – Go to www.viennamoose.org or call the Lodge at 703-281-4370.
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Hey everyone, We have been hearing that members would like to have the lodge open earlier during the week. We have moved our Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday opening hours to 3:00 pm.
Upcoming June (Summer) events
Family Movie Fridays this summer starting June 24th at 6:30pm.
Come and get some food (just regular menu which does include kids' meals) Come get your food and free popcorn. Movies will start at 7pm. We can't advertise online the movies so stop on by the Moose and see the list of movies there. So drive your cars down to the Moose. I'm sure number 95 will still beat you though.
Save the Clock Tower...I mean Moose Heater Benefit Event will be the evening of July 16th at 6:30pm
This is an event to raise money for the Moose's HVAC replacement. Tickets will be $50 for AYCE 50's diner food ($30 of those dollars will be tax deductible). Some DRINKS will be included in the price. You will also have a chance to donate at the event as well. Look for the Save the Clock Tower Can. So get in your DeLorean and get up to 88 miles an hour and dress up in 50's attire (formal if you've got it) for the Enchantment Under the Sea Dance.
July 23 we have two events. From 10am to 4pm will be Open to the Public Yard Sale. More info to come but you'll "buy" spots to sell your stuff.
In the evening will be Hand Painted Swingers! They were awesome the last time they were here and many have been eagerly awaiting their return. We cut our trip short to be back for it. :) Outside if weather permits.
Womens' Lounge Fundraiser August 20
This is going be a great event to turn the old locker room into a women's lounge for mom's night out, wine nights, book club, etc. We are going to move the lockers into the pre office space. This benefit will include heavy hors d'oeuvres, food, and some DRINKS included in the ticket price of $100. ($70 of those dollars will be tax deductible). This will be a formal event. We are also asking for donations for a silent auction.
Mars Rodeo (Tentatively) August 27
Hey, members, Starting on Monday, May 30, 2022, the lodge will be closing on Mondays going forward. The Board of Officers made this decision because of declining attendance on this day. We hope to make this temporary.
So we are now in May! Wow how times fly. We had a lot that happened in April. It's the same for May! We are a few days late so the May the Fourth Family Movie Night already happened, and it was great. Thanks everyone for coming. We plan to do more of these regularly now.
So let's get started with what else is going on in May.
Earl's famous AYCE Taco/Nacho bar
$14 for adults and $7 for kids!!
We will have different flavored margaritas for sale!
We have Corona and Modelo Bucket Specials too so that's at least a DOZEN reasons to come in for a bucket.
May 8th from 10am to 2pm
It will be bigger brunch than normal. We'll have all the same normal food but also have warm turnovers and more fruit. There will be more as well.
Mom's will all have a flower as well a free brunch drink included in their brunch price.
Mom's can get more brunch drinks too at a special price. I don't see ONE reason not to come in and celebrate moms.
May 21, Outside (weather permitting) from 6pm- 9pm.
We'll have an AYCE menu again. We think RIBS will be included. You remember Earl's ribs...so yummy.
We aren't sure what we are doing for Memorial Day Weekend, we'll update soon. But we do plan to have something. Will announce soon.
We also plan to volunteer at Viva Vienna.
Here's what the Social Committee has planned for the rest of 2022 REVISED in BOLD). As you can see they have been busy little bees.
More events may be added as well. This is just what's on the books for now.
|May 8||Mother's Day Brunch||9am-2pm|
|May 21||Deja Blue, outside, weather permitting||6:00-9:00 (updated)|
|May 28-30||Memorial Day Weekend...Something maybe||TBD|
|June 18||Ron Thayer, Banquet Hall||7:00-10:00|
|July 23||Hand Painted Swinger, outside, weather permitting||5:00-8:00|
|Aug 27||TBD (Mars Rodeo Maybe)||TBD|
|Sep 17||Oktoberfest, Chris Devine Acoustic||TBD|
|Oct 15||Ron Thayer, outside, weather permitting||7:00-10:00|
|Oct 29||Trunk or Treat with possible Chili cook off||TBD|
|Nov 19||Hand Painted Swingers (Tentatively)||TBD|
|Dec 10 or 17||Holiday Party with music TBD||TBD|
April is right around the corner and we have a few things planned for it!! Details below.
Cornholio - Weds, April 13th at 7pm.
Our continuing cornhole tournament for our members and guests. Join us on April 13th at 7 pm for a game of Switcholio. It's delayed a week due to Spring Break. It's a blind draw round robin in which players get a new partner for every game. Expect to play a few matches and to meet new people. Signup and donate $5 for Moose charities before the event (with bartender I guess). Same day signups at the event are welcome too.
Easter Egg Hunt -Sat, April 16th. from 5:15pm to 6:15pm.
It's the day BEFORE Easter and before Mars Rodeo plays in the Banquet Hall. Should be enough time for parents to take the kids back home and come back before the music starts (Hence the "weird" time.) Please bring your own baskets. We will break up the hunt to younger kids go first and then older kids. We'll also have a local celebrity, the Easter Bunny, at the event. He was in the news a couple of years ago. Check it out below.
Mars Rodeo - Sat, April 16th from 7pm to 10pm
$15 AYCE Taco and Nacho bar. Please pay (and get a bracelet) before eating. Thank you. Band will be in the Banquet Hall. It's going to be hopping!! Check out their song list at their website below.
Easter Brunch - Sun, April 17th from 9am to noon.
A bigger brunch. Details to be determined.
For May (ok I'm sneaking this in), we'll have a family movie night on May 4th. May the Fourth be with you! More details to come.
St. Paddy's Day 2022 Report
So I think we can safely say this was one of the best events the Vienna Moose has had in a long time. The turn out was amazing!! That isn't to say we didn't have a few missteps but appreciate all the members that came and I hope they understood. We had no idea the turnout would be so huge. In future events we'll make sure to make an excess of food so we don't run out as quickly as we did. We plan to be doing more of these family friendly events in the future!! We learn from each one of them.
A huge shout out to Chris T. and Steve T. for helping out as much as they did. We can't forget to thank our Chef, Earl, and well as our bartenders Betty and Stacie! And of course a big thank you to The Maple School of Irish Dance for their amazing dance show and lesson!! I'm just going to post a few pictures and I think they speak for themselves.
'Nuff said. :)
We got some more details about our three March events last night as well as a new running special so wanted to share them all. Get ready.
Starting 3/14 (next week) on Monday's Kids' meals will be HALF off but only for kids 12 and under. We will slowly be adding color books, kid activities, and games. So bring the family in. It's dine in only. No take out for the special.
It's time for the inaugural cornhole tournament for our members and guests. Join us on March 9th at 7 pm for a game of Switcholio. It's a bind draw round robin in which players geta new partner for every game. Expect to play around four matches and to meet new people. More info to come. Signup and donate $5 for Moose charities before the event (with bartender I guess). Same day signups at the event are welcome too.
Lesson Zero will be playing Saturday March 12 from 7pm to 10pm in the Banquet Hall. No new info there.
But here's the menu!!
$20 for all you can buffet including the following:
As always kids 12 and under are 1/2 price
We will also have a beer pitcher special.
Why are the prices not listed? Well we are not allowed to mention them because of VA ABC rule. But it will be a great deal.
So come on out and have a pitcher and listen to Lesson Five.
Now for St. Patrick's Day on actual St. Patrick's Day, Thurs March 17
First we have some drink special for all beers from 4pm-5pm and then an incremental increase from 5pm-6pm with prices going back to normal at 6pm.
The specials are for single beers. They do not apply to buckets and you can only order more when you are done with beer. No stockpiling. Sorry!
Same deal here the prices are not listed because we are not allowed to mention them because of same VA ABC rule. If you want to know ask around and maybe you'll be able to find someone who knows.
It's like finding the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. I don't think it will be half as hard as as you think to find what they are for 4pm-5pm.
Earl will have a Irish Menu that day. Here's what he's planning (subject to change) and prices have not been determined yet.
We plan to have a few Irish Beers in addition to Guinness available as well.
Dancers from The Maple Academy of Irish Dance will be performing at 7:30 with an interactive show for donations downstairs in the Banquet Hall too. So bring the family to see a wonderful show and join in as well.
And before anyone forgets it's also the start of that annual little NCAA tournament that day too!
So for anyone who was there, you know that Chris Devine acoustic was a success. Thank you Chris for your music.
Of course we have to thank Andrew, Bruce, and Scott for working the wedding downstairs that night as well. So many things happening at the Moose.
Don't forget we have the Lesson Zero Band in the banquet call from 7-10pm on March 12th!!! Thank you Activities Committee.
Here are a few photos from the Chris Devine night.
And that's it from me...for now.
Moose will be hosting a Valentine's Dinner on Mon, Feb 14th. Will need to preorder only. But you need to preorder due to supply chain issues. Let the bartender know by COB Weds (2/9/22).
Two Menu options.
Surf and Turf for $30 per person
Surf and More Surf for $25 per person
Note: Images do not represent actual dinner that will be served. Why? Because I just searched on the internet for random photos and Earl hasn't cooked anything else. Thanks.