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Updated Monday, July 6, 2020—Beginning today, the McLean Community Center will be adhering to Fairfax County Government’s COVID-19 Phase Three Reopening plan.


MCC is open to the public; however, the activities and programs being offered are limited. The Old Firehouse Center will remain closed. If you do visit the center, please wear a mask and honor social distancing recommendations. 


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July 1 – August 17, 2020
Activity No. 2100.120


Bored? Want something fun and exciting to do this summer? MCC has the perfect solution for you. Join your friends, family, and community for MCC's Super Summer Scavenger Hunt! This exciting and free summer-long virtual event allows for you and your team to compete against others and win amazing prizes. This is the perfect event to stay local and have fun with your friends and family.


The Super Summer Scavenger Hunt is a game played on a smart phone in which players must complete 100 missions (or challenges) both indoors and outdoors from July 1 – August 17, 2020. Missions include answering questions, taking specific photos or video, finding a specific item, geocaching or completing specific tasks as given in a list provided by MCC. The scavenger hunt will take place in or around McLean.


Participants work in small teams of 4-10 players. Team captains must be 16 years old or older. The Super Summer Scavenger Hunt will have a maximum of 125 teams, so register early! Be one of the first 50 teams to sign up and get a Super Summer Scavenger Hunt Gift bag to make the hunt even more fun!


How to Play:

Step 1: Put together a team of 4 to 10 players.

Step 2: Designate a team captain. The team captain must be 16 years or older and register to play by clicking HERE. Only the team captain should register. Registration is open June 23 to August 3.

Step 3: The team captain will be contacted via email by our Game Master within 72 hours with further instructions for the team.
Step 4: Complete missions, score points and have a great time!


Gift Bags! The first 50 teams to register will recieve an exciting gift bag with items to help assist you with your missions.


About the Missions:

* There will be 100 total missions.

* Each mission is worth 400 to 1,000 points.

* Bonus points will be awarded for outstanidng submissions.

* Teams earning at least 30,000 points will be entered into a grand prize drawing.

* All teams are entered into a drawing for other great prizes.



* Must have a smart phone to participate.

* All ages are welcome; however, team captains must be age 16 or older.


Questions? Contact Special Events at events@mcleancenter.org

Sunday, Sept. 27, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
McLean Central Park, 1468 Dolley Madison Blvd., McLean, Va. 22101
Free admission

The event will be held rain or shine.

The McLean Community Center has created the “purrfect” event for local pet owners and their beloved animals. Learn valuable information and get tips on a variety of pet products and services that can enhance the lives of your pet and improve your experience as a pet owner. A variety of pet care related exhibitors will be participating.


Join the fun for the Pet Costume Parade at the event! Bring your leashed pets to show off their best costumes. All dogs must remain on a leash sporting their dog license and rabies tags.

Other activities may include:
• A dog agility course 
• Dog training demos 
• Dog trick demos
• Pet Parade... And More!




Wine Down the Fall with

McLean Uncorked – A Grand Tasting Wine Experience

Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020

1–5 p.m.

Enjoy a true wine experience, one sip at a time, connecting great wines and fellow wine lovers.

Fifty unique wines will be open during the Grand Tasting from regions and wineries, famous and under the radar—all with great stories to tell. Join break-out Wine Experience sessions exploring various aspects of the art of wine including structure, climate change, food/wine interaction and pairing and much more.

For more information about McLean Uncorked, contact events@mcleancenter.org or call the Special Events Department at 571-585-3508.

Saturday, Nov. 14, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 15, 11 a.m.–4 p.m.IMG 1201

Admission: $10. Admission is good for both days. Take $1 off with a show card.


This established event features an exceptional group of dealers representing American, Continental and Asian antiques, decorative accessories, furniture, folk art, porcelain, silver, painting, prints, linens, Oriental carpets and rugs, and much more.


Proceeds benefit the James C. Macdonald Scholarship Fund. For more information and a list of dealers, see http://dfshows.com.

The McLean Holiday Art & Crafts Festival is back this December and you won't want to miss it!

Friday, Dec. 4, 11 a.m.–7 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 5, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 6, 11 a.m.–4 p.m.

Admission is $5 for adults - good for all three days of the festival.

McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean, Va.  22101

Founded in 1982, The McLean Holiday Art & Crafts Festival is a highly anticipated and much-beloved, three-day, indoor, juried show featuring arts and crafts made by approximately 80 regional artisans. These fine, handcrafted arts and crafts works include both established, high-quality, seasoned artisans as well as new artisans exhibiting innovative concepts. The show includes pottery, glass, jewelry, holiday decorations, mixed media, fashion accessories, wood, fine art, artisanal foods, soaps, skincare and more. The newly renovated McLean Community Center provides a delightful venue for the show and is ADA compliant. Visitors can dine onsite at the event café.

This year, show management will be provided by the Northern Virginia Handcrafters Guild (NVHG). Founded in 1972, the NVHG, a 501(c)3 nonprofit community-based organization, is dedicated to helping artists and craftspeople exhibit and sell their work, promoting the development of arts and crafts in the community and supporting arts and crafts educational activities.

Questions? Please contact: mcleanshow@nvhg.org.