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Girls on the Run is returning to the McLean Community Center! Girls on the Run (GOTR) is a physical activity-based positive youth development program for girls in grades 3-6. The program teaches life skills through dynamic interactive lessons and running games. The goal of the program is to unleash confidence through accomplishment while establishing a lifetime appreciation of health and fitness.

 

Our program has been adapted to ensure physical distancing and safety. In-person practices include safety, sanitizing, and physical distancing precautions.

 

Starting on Monday, Sept. 13, the team will meet outside the MCC, twice a week for 10 weeks. The program culminates in a celebratory 5K at the end of the season! The program fee is $175 and includes 20 lessons/practices, a t-shirt, a water bottle, entry into the 5K, a 5K medal and more.

 

Registration is open from August 9 to September 7, at www.gotrnova.org.

5th and 6th Grader Party
Friday, Oct. 22, 7–9:30 p.m.
$35/$25 MCC district residents. Preregistration is highly recommended.
Activity No. 4601.221

The Old Firehouse 5th & 6th Grader Parties are themed and decorated accordingly. Partygoers can enjoy catered food and beverages, a DJ spinning the latest tunes, an open dance floor and a variety of other attractions and activities. Preregistration is recommended.

 

To volunteer: Parents who wish to volunteer for parties must submit an email request to Ashlyn Thompson at oldfirehouse@mcleancenter.org. Please include your name, your child’s name and home address. Volunteer hours are 6:30–9:15 p.m. Each parent volunteer receives one free admission for his or her child. Volunteer spots are limited.

Thursday, Dec. 9, 6:30–8 p.m.
$45 per family/$35 MCC district residents

Activity No. 4504.221  

Celebrate the holidays and start a new family tradition with us! Families decorate their own one-of-a-kind gingerbread houses! We'll supply a pre-built house, more than 20 traditional candies, toppings and frosting. The program will be held in person, however, families can make arrangements to pick up their purchased houses and supplies to use at home. 

Notes: Parental supervision is required for children ages 12 and younger. Products may contain dairy, eggs, gluten, nuts and other allergens.



Saturday, Dec. 11, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.
$10 per family. Only ONE registration is required per family. Register in advance as space is limited.
Activity No. 4505.221 

Join us and take a photo with Santa in a contactless, outdoor environment with social distancing. Our photographer will take a photo and email it to you. You can also leave a letter for Santa in a special mailbox.