On Saturday, October 5, 2019, the Vienna Moose Lodge participated in the Town of Vienna's Oktoberfest celebration. This was the second year that the lodge participated. It was a great time. The lodge had a booth that showcased our involvement in Vienna, our community service, our volunteering, and our donations to our community. We had so many community members come up to ask about the Moose Fraternity and what we were all about.
Yes, we told them about Mooseheart and Moosehaven, the children and seniors entrusted to our care, Camp Ross, and how we have been involved as a lodge since 1958. During this day we passed out candy to the kids, water bottles to help everyone stay hydrated, bowls of water for our K9 friends, but most of all we were there to pass out Child ID and Senior ID kits. We had a great turnout for the kits. We managed to produce 17 kits.
We know that during an emergency, time is precious and important. When someone we love is missing the longer we take to find that person the farther away, they may travel. So, a quick response is very important. With more than 2,100 children reported missing to authorities each day, it is important to be prepared. We like the fact that our lodge helped prepare families for something we all hope will never be needed. But we know having an ID Kit will greatly assist in the emergency response and recovery effort when needed.
We did have a large number of attendees asking about ID kits for pets. We are looking into this for next year. We also plan on bringing dog bones too! We want to thank all the members that helped out this last weekend. We could not have done this without your continued support. The Town of Vienna and our lodge are lucky to have you!
If you grew up around here, you might have fond memories of having bonfires on Hannah’s hill in Oakton or bonfires while camping in the woods. We want to capture this feeling again here at the lodge. So, on Friday, September 27, 2019, and on Saturday, October 12, 2019, we are hosting two different campfires here at the lodge to have fun. We invite you to attend to get to know your fellow Moose Members.
We will be having smores, cold drinks, and more going on each night. So, invite your friends and family to attend! This is going to be a fun time for everyone.
|Campfire Nights at the Vienna Moose|
|Friday, September 27, 2019||7:00 pm to 10:00 pm||Campfire and Ron Thayer Band|
|Saturday, October 12, 2019||7:00 pm to 10:00 pm||Campfire|
We are changing the lodge hours on Sundays! Starting on September 8, 2019, the lodge will open at 12:00 pm. We look forward to seeing everyone for the NFL Football games each Sunday going forward.
It is about that time of year again! Are you ready for the smell of steamed crab legs, drawn butter, and Old Bay? The Vienna Moose Lodge invites all members and qualified guests to the feast to beat them all! We are hosting an all you can eat Snow Crab Leg feast that you will want to attend!
On Saturday, September 21, 2019, starting at 1:00 pm the Crab Leg feast will commence. We are gearing up for this amazing day. The crab legs are on their way to the lodge. The fixings are being ordered! Now, all we are waiting on is the day and YOU!
The menu consists of:
For the kids:
The price for this event is $45.00! Tickets are available at the lodge in the Social Quarters and online at Eventbrite. If you have any questions please call the lodge or leave us a message on Facebook! We will be glad to answer any questions!
Aloha! As the hot weather and humidity continue in the DC area, the lodge is gearing up for a fun time on Saturday, August 17, 2019. The lodge is holding a Summer Island Luau party with some great island food, summer music, and amazing fun starting at 4:00 pm and going until 8:00 pm (possibly later). We invite everyone to wear their ugliest Hawaiian shirt and attire!
On the menu for this event is:
And our band will be Patchwork Dorothy. She is a local artist a great story, with lots of experience, and some amazing songs in her repertoire.
This event is open to all Moose Riders, Moose Members, and qualified guests. Come party, listen to some great music, and share good times with friends! We cannot wait to see everyone! Not a member, ask how to be a guest!
On Wednesday, July 31, 2019, the Vienna Moose Lodge through its Heart of the Community outreach program, donated funds to help "Friends of a New Beginning" in its 6th annual charity golf tournament to be held on August 4, 2019, at the Bristow Manor Golf Club in Bristow Virginia. The Friends of a New Beginning is in its 10th year of supporting others in need of breaking their additions. We are proud to support such a worthy cause.
The mission of the Friends of a New Beginning is to support, encourage, and mentor the clients of A New Beginning in the healing process from the devastation of addiction and its effects on the addict. Through our mission, we hope to help the clients discover the meaning of acceptance, self-worth, and respect for themselves and their invaluable contribution to society.
We look forward to helping them in the future. Keep up the great work!
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In New Orleans, a seafood boil, the Southern tradition of gathering around a newspaper-lined table to eat large amounts of boiled shellfish with your bare hands, is all about salt and spice.
The Vienna Moose invites you and your qualified guests for an afternoon of spicy goodness! The lodge is hosting an ALL YOU CAN EAT Cajun Seafood Boil on July 27th, 2019 starting at 1:00 pm. The Seafood Boil will include crawfish, shrimp, andouille sausage, corn, potatoes, and more! The price for this event is $25.00, and did we say it will be all you can eat?
We look forward to seeing everyone!
The Tommy Moose® program aids in helping children overcome fears and anxiety during times of stress. Donated to Law Enforcement, Fire, and other Emergency workers, Tommy Moose plush dolls are presented to children in various traumatic situations. In addition to this service, the Tommy Moose character has grown to personify happiness, safety, and security through personal appearances, books, and children's goods.
On Sunday, July 6, 2019, the Vienna Moose Lodge donated a batch of Tommy Moose to the Vienna Volunteer Fire Department. In attendance for the donation was Carl Thomas (Administrator), Daniel Sullivan (Governor), Jeff Sargent (Fairfax County Fire Marshall) and John Morrison (Vienna Volunteer Fire Department). We invited Jeff and John to come to share breakfast during our lodge breakfast and made this valuable donation. We want to thank Jeff Sargent and John Morrison for coming. We really enjoyed talking to them about all the good Tommy makes in the community.
Tommy originated as a Moose community service project in Connecticut and soon spread throughout the U.S. and Canada. Since 2002, more than 150,000 Tommy Moose plush dolls have been donated to shelters, hospitals, and emergency workers, who in turn deliver them to children in need of some comfort when facing some of life’s biggest challenges. So, it is with pride that our lodge in cooperation with all its members donated two dozen Tommy Moose plush dolls to the Vienna Fire Department. It feels good to donate these Tommy Moose for such a good cause.
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So, you have joined the Moose, now what? The Moose has a very storied past and an exciting future with you helping! In the past, there was an initiation that was done to help you the new member know the story of the Moose. But as things change, many things stay the same including your need to know about what you have embarked on. The Moose is a family fraternity that helps kids, seniors, and our communities in which we live.
To help you on your way within the fraternity, we have set up a new member orientation program. We have set ours up to happen during our lodge breakfasts that happen the first Sunday of each month. Now, we will not be doing this during each breakfast. We will be doing six all year long. So, you can choose which one that is convenient for you. We invite you and anyone you wish to bring as a guest.
All we ask is you come to find out more about this exciting fraternity that was found on Thursday, April 12, 1888.
New Member Orientation Dates:
The Vienna Moose Lodge is having a Belmont Stakes Viewing Party on June 8th, 2019, starting at 4:00 pm. We know you will not want to miss this event. We invite you to wear your favorite horse race attire too! The lodge will be having some great food, cold drinks, and more this day.
We hope you will join us and stay for our Karaoke this night! We cannot wait to see everyone. This event is open to members and qualified guests.
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The Vienna Moose is your new home for Sunday Breakfasts. Do you like omelets or egg served to order? Do you like your bacon served crunchy, or your sausage perfectly prepared? We will also have French Toast and Country Gravy and Bisquets. Starting this month and going forward, we will be having breakfast at the lodge on the first Sunday of each month from 9:00 am to Noon.
We will also be having specials on Mimosas and Bloody Marys! We look forward to having you join us soon!
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The Vienna Moose is joining the Beltway Baggers and Mid-Atlantic Cornhole in holding Cornhole at our lodge on Tuesday Nights. We will be having a special food menu each night starting at 5:30 pm. We invite all members and qualified guests to come to play. During the starting of this event, we will be having a special membership drive to sign up new members. For more information please contact a lodge member. This is going to be a blast! Do you want to practice your game, come during the week and try your hand at throwing bags!
Margaritas, Jimmy Buffett music, Reggae Music, and a chill atmosphere. What could be better? Well, we will be hosting a Margaritaville Party on Saturday, June 22, 2019. We invite you and your guests to come chill and have cold drinks and some great food while listening to some really good music. The fun starts at 2:00 pm and goes till we are finished. We cannot wait to see you all!
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The Vienna Moose announces that it will be holding Karaoke for its members and qualified guests the second Saturday of each month! Maybe you like to sing difficult songs like "Tequila" or Pat Benatar's "Best Shot", or something more original! Well, the lodge is your place on the first Saturday of each month. Come join your fellow members and qualified guests and have a grand time! Tell your friends! We hope to see you for a night of fun. We cannot wait to see everyone!
Rolling Thunder has been a huge part of the Northern Virginia experience for as many years as I can remember. We are sad to see it end. But to help celebrate what Rolling Thunder has come to mean, the Vienna Moose Lodge invites all members and qualified guests to attend this last hurrah with some good food, cold drinks, great music, and more this coming Memorial Day weekend. So on Saturday, May 25, 2019, at 3:00 pm until 6:00 pm, we will be BBQing and having a great time. We will be updating this article with more information as it becomes available. We cannot wait to see everyone! We will also be updating Facebook too!