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McLean Community Center provides a sense of community for residents of Small District 1A-Dranesville by offering programs, assisting community organizations and furnishing facilities for civic, cultural, educational, recreational and social activities.

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MCC in the News


January 2019  

Music of Civil Rights Movement Highlighted in McLean's MLK Day


Honoring Dr. King in McLean 


McLean Community Center shows off $8 million renovations


McLean Community Center Petitions for governing board begin Jan. 22.


McLean Community Center Renovation Completed


December 2018 

Renovated McLean Community Center geraing up for open house


McLean Community Center to Hold Open House


McLean Community Center celebrates renovation completion


McLean Performing Arts Venue to Reopen: See Schedule


The Alden, with Its Highly-Anticipated Return Home in January, Offers A Full Slate o Intergenerational Performing Arts Options


McLean Community Center renovations nearly complete; facility scheduled to reopen in January


McLean Community Center Renovations Near Completion 


Northern Virginia's Alden Theatre Reopens After Renovation


November 2018

Week in McLean: McLean Community Foundation Awards $62,450


October 2018 

500 Runners Take Part in McLean 5K Run


McLean Chamber of Commerce honors local residents and businesses; Fairfax County mentioned


September 2018

Free Harvest Happenings Event Coming Up In McLean 


Harvest Happenings in McLean


The Alden's fall season takes to the road



August 2018

McLean Governing Board Hosts 2 Budget Meetings


Closs Selected as 2018's 'Friend in Deed'


McLean volunteer saluted with Friend in Deed accolade 


McLean Community Garage Sale Set for September


MCC Seeks pubic input on fiscal 2020 budget


Comments Open For 2020 McLean Community Center Budget 


Celebrating Community in McLean


Alden Theatre begins looking toward return while prepping upcoming schedule


McLean/Great Falls Notes


Old Firehouse Center Holds 28th Block Party in McLean 



July 2018


June 2018

McLean Community Center to hold Fourth of July celebration at Churchill Road Elementary School


McLean July 4th Fireworks And Other Events: 2018 Guide


Five new McLean Community Center Board members appointed


McLean To Host 4th of July Fireworks Celebration


McLean Community Center gets updated exterior signage


New Members Appointed to the McLean Community Center Governing Board 



May 2018 

McLean Community Center's expansion project rolls on, remains under budget


McLean Community Center preps summer-concert series 


Summer Concert Series Kicks Off in McLean in June


Having Fun in the Rain in McLean


McLean Governing Board Election Slated for May 19


Guide To McLean Day 2018: Food Vendors, Elections, More


McLean Day Festival Returns Saturday

Variety of Vendors to Participate in McLean Day


McLean Governing Board Election Slated for May 19

Free Concerts In The Park Held Throughout Summer In McLean
The eight free concerts bring some family-friendly fun to McLean's Central Park during the summer.


Hot Links (Fairfax Times) includes Christylez Bacon in featured events



April 2018

Nine Run for Seats on McLean Community Center Board


For McLean Chamber, installation brings a look back, and forward




March 2018

Local Humanitarian Wins Outstanding Volunteer Service Award


MCC to Host Spring Garage Sale

Spring Fest Comes to McLean Next Weekend


Nine Residents Run For McLean Community Center Governing Board
Three adult and two teen positions are available on the McLean Community Center governing board.



 January 2018

Alden Theatre Launches New Series for Lovers of Performing Arts


Honoring Activist Athletes on Dr. King’s Birthday


MLK Day: Activist Athletes Discussion To Be Held In McLean



December 2017

McLean Community Center Class Registration is Open


MCC Opens Registration for Winter-Spring Programs


Barter Players Bring Two Favorite Tales To Life In McLean


Numerous Classes, Day Trips Announced In McLean During 2018


Unruly Theatre Project Offers Hilarious Entertainment


McLean Community Holds Weekend of Events 




November 2017


McLean/Great Falls Notes, 11/16/17 Includes article "Young Actors to Present Pirate Production" Includes article "Young Actors to Present Pirate Production" 


McLean Community Hosts 2 Public Events this Weekend


McLean Community Center Governing board approves proposed FY 2019 Budget.Governing board approves proposed FY 2019 Budget.



October 2017

Northern Virginia's Alden Theatre @ McLean Community Center is local gem w/inspired programming. Renovation update: https://t.co/h34pBkulgn


Governing board approves proposed FY 2019 Budget


Suits and Sneakers Celebration honors public safety employees


All-Day Fun at Harvest Happenings in McLean


Acclaimed cellist to perform in McLean next weekend 


Halloween Around McLean: Trick-Or-Treat, Monster Mash, More


McLean Fun Run Set to Kick Off on Oct. 7


Q&A with Brandon Showell: The Arlington teacher turned contestant on ‘The Voice’




September 2017

A look at McLean Community Center tax rate.


In the Moment: Matt Haimovitz Brings Mobile Music to Northern Virginia 


Public Hearing Set on McLean Community Center Budget


McLean Governing Board Discusses Next Fiscal Year


The Alden in McLean Presents Cellist Matt Haimovitz

Harvest Happenings Festival to Be Held at St. Luke’s School


Harvest Happenings Kicks Off In Two Weeks


McLean Community Center Governing board gathering public input on FY 2019 budget.Governing board gathering public input on FY 2019 budget.


McLean Governing Board Discusses Next Fiscal Year



August 2017

McLean Teen Center Brims with Activities for All Ages


Polishing a Community Gem in McLean--McLean Community Center is undergoing a major renovation.McLean Community Center is undergoing a major renovation.


Block Party Held at Old Firehouse in McLean--Bands for Bikes Concert helped collect 100 bikes for Wheels to Africa.Bands for Bikes Concert helped collect 100 bikes for Wheels to Africa.



MCC's very own "Fox Family" puts on National Night Out for their neighborhood for the 4th year!



July 2017


5 Fun Things To Do This Month In McLean


Old Firehouse Teen Center Gets Planning for Block Party


McLean’s Paul Kohlenberger Receives Community Award


Kohlenberger saluted by Friends of McLean Community Center


Thousands Enjoy McLean Fireworks


Independence Day Celebrations--Coming attractions for July 4 CelebrationsComing attractions for July 4 Celebrations


McLean Community Center Welcomes New Board Members


Resident named Friends of the McLean Community Center organization’s 2017 “Friend in Deed.”

The Connection Newspapers, 7/10

Concerts in the Park Begin in McLean Free concerts Sundays at 5 p.m. at McLean Central Park Gazebo.

The Connection Newspapers, by Steve Hibbard, 7/5


June 2017

The Alden Hosts 2017 Summer Sunday Concerts in the Park

Fairfax Times, 6/30

McLean Community Center Welcomes New Board Members

The Connections, 6/14 By Maggie Giordano



May 2017

McLean Community Center Ingleside Renovation in Progress

Viva Tysons Magazine, 5/1

Annual McLean Day Set to Take Place May 20

Falls Church News-Press, 5/11

McLean Day Going Out Guide for Northern Virginia, May 18-24, 2017

Washington Post, 5/18



April 2017 

Absentee voting underway for McLean Community Center Governing Board.

Falls Church News-Press

MCC Closed 18 Months for Renovation
The Connection, page 3, 4/4

Aquila Theatre’sTrojan War: Our Warrior Chorus” in the Washington Post’s Going Out Guide for Northern Virginia
The Washington Post, Going Out Guide, 4/4 


March 2017

McLean Community Center Unveils Ingleside Renovation
FCNP, 3/30

McLean Community Center expansion underway.
Fairfax County Times, 3/24

March 17 is the filing deadline for McLean Community Center Governing Board election.
Inside NOVA, 3/13

MCC Board to Hold March Public Hearing 
FCNP, 3/14

MCC’s 2017 Governing Board Elections
FCNP, 3/14


February/January 2017

McLean Community Center to Host Jewelry, Fashion and Accessories Show
McLean Connection, 1/31 

“Better Than Bling” Jewelry & Fashion Accessories Show, Feb. 4.
InsideNOVA, 1/31

Going Out Guide for Northern Virginia, Jan. 26-Feb. 1, 2017 (Flamenco Vivo/Carlota Santana)
Washington Post, by Sarah Lane, 1/25

Supervisors Set to OK Renovation Contract for McLean Community Center

Star-Crossed on Saturday Night 
Fairfax County Times, by Trevor Flynn, 1/20

Going Out Guide for Northern Virginia (includes American Shakespeare Center Weekend at The Alden)
Washington Post, by Sarah Lane, 1/19

McLean: Renowned Hip-Hop Artist Challenges President-Elect’s Character
McLean Connection, by Fallon Forbush, 1/18 

Bids for McLean Community Center renovation come in under budget.
McLean Connection, by Fallon Forbush, 1/18

‘Hungry Hearts Tour’ Comes To McLean -American Shakespeare Center to present three pays at Alden Theater.
The Connection, 1/13

Candidates Sought for McLean Community Center Board
Falls Church News-Press, by Sam Tabachnik, 1/13

McLean Community Center Seeks Candidates for 2017-2018 Governing Board
The McLean Patch, by Mary Ann Barton, 1/11

"The Giver" included in the Going out Guide
Washington Post, by Sarah Lane, 1/11

McLean to Celebrate Dr. King’s Legacy

McLean Community Center Celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day with Chuck D.
The Connection, by David Siegel, 1/6


December/November 2016

McLean: ‘Fancy Nancy’s Splendiferous Christmas’ Arriving to Alden
The Connection, 11/23

Okee Dokee Brothers included in The Washington Post’s Going Out Guide
Washington Post, Going Out Guide for Northern Va., 11/2

MCC to host annual Children’s Flea Market
Washington Post, Going Out Guide for Northern Va., 11/2


October 2016

McLean Community Center to move temporarily during renovation that starts in April.
Falls Church News-Press, 10/18

McLean: MPAartfest Draws 51 Artists, 4,000 Visitors
Event held Sunday, Oct. 2 at McLean Central Park in McLean
The Connection, 10/6

McLean: Used Books Sale – Best Ever 
The Connection, 10/4

McLean Community Center picks a temporary home
InsideNOVA, by Brian Trompeter, 10/4


September 2016

Okee Dokee Brothers Return to The Alden in McLean
The Connection, 9/28

The McLean Project for the Arts Celebrates 10th year of Artfest
The Fairfax Times, by Janet Rems 9/29

From the Womb – A World
Danceviewtimes 9/26

Dance: Fall Arts Preview 2016
Ballet, Modern and Folk dance -- every performance worth knowing about in Washington, D.C. 
Metro Weekly, by Doug Rule, 9/15

Going Out Guide for Northern Virginia, Sept. 15-21, 2016 (Yosi and Eugene Jammin’ Juniors Concerts on 9/21)
Washington Post, 9/15

McLean Chamber Stresses Community Ties in Anniversary Fete
InsideNova, 9/1


August 2016

3rd Annual “Bands for Bikes” Concert this Saturday
Fairfax County Times, 8/18

The Alden Announces 2016-2017 Kids Performance Series
Falls Church News-Press, by SeoJin Ahn, 8/23

McLean Community Center September Events
FCNP, 8/31

McLean Community Center to hold public meetings on FY18 budget.
The Connection News Paper, 8/9

McLean Community Center Holds FY18 Budget Meetings
FCNP, 8/1 

MCC Governing Board to Host Forums on FY18 Budget
Inside NOVA, 8/5



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January 23, 2019

The Art of Illumination in the Islamic Tradition

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January 25, 2019

OFC Teacher Work Day Trip: A Day in York, Pennsylvania

From lacing up at skates at the roller rink, to playing arcade games at Timeline Arcade, to sampling and creating ice cream at the Turkey Hill Experience, this day has something for everyone.

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February 2, 2019

"The Wizard of Oz"

This one-hour, family-friendly adaptation of the classic tale by L. Frank Baum will have you singing “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” dancing with the munchkin puppets and clicking your heels all the way home.

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February 4, 2019

OFC Teacher Work Day Trip: Skiing/Snowboarding

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