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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.

 

Requirements:

* Must have a smart phone to participate.

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


Game within The Game
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Click HERE for The Game Within The Game.

 

Questions? Contact Special Events at events@mcleancenter.org

Wednesday, Sept. 23–Monday, Dec. 7

Check our website closer to the event date for more details.
Free registration. Registration is required (Register Here Activity No. 2100.220).
 
Join your friends, family, and community for MCC's Fantastic Fall Scavenger Hunt! This exciting fall virtual event allows for you and your team to compete against others and win prizes. This is the perfect event to stay local and have fun with your friends and family.

The Fantastic Fall Scavenger Hunt is a game played on a smart phone in which teams complete 75 missions (or challenges) both indoors and outdoors. 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 the Game Master. The scavenger hunt will take place in and around McLean and from your own home.


Participants work in small teams of 4-10 players. Team captains must be 16 years old or older. The Fantastic Fall Scavenger Hunt will have a maximum of 100 teams, so register early! Be one of the first 30 teams to sign up and get a 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 Only the team captain should register. Register here.
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 30 teams to register will recieve an exciting gift bag with items to help assist you with your missions.
 
About the Missions:
• There will be 75 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.

Sunday, Sept. 27, Time TBD
Free admission. Registration is required and opens Monday, Aug. 3 (Register Here - Activity No. 2006.220).
Please check our website closer to the event for exact event time.

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 in this virtual 60- to 90-minute event. 

Other activities may include:
• Dog training demos 
• Dog trick demos
• Pet health tips

A Star is Born - Featuring your own pet! In addition to attending the event, your pet can also become part of the action. If you have video of your pet doing funny things or in their best fashion statement, you may submit the video to events@mcleancenter.org.  We ask that the clips be kept to a maximum of 90 seconds. Note: By submitting your clip, you agree that the clips can be edited by the event producers for time and may be used by McLean Community Center for future promotional materials. 

Exhibitors may apply through our exhibitor page here.

Wine Down the Fall—A Wine Tasting Experience at Home
Sunday, Oct. 25, 5–6 p.m.
Free registration, registration is required.  (Register Here - Activity No. 2010.220)
Participants must purchase wine separately. The first 30 registrants receive a Tasting Gift Bag.

Enjoy a true wine experience, one sip at a time, connecting wonderful wines and fellow wine lovers. Unique wines will be available to pre-purchase by registrants at Chain Bridge Cellars in McLean for this tasting. Selected wines are from regions and wineries, famous and under the radar—all with great stories to tell. For beginners and connoisseurs alike, this wine experience will not disappoint! A wine expert will lead this session and explore various aspects of the art of wine including terroir, production, grape varietals, structure, food/wine interaction, pairing and much more.

For more information about McLean Uncorked, contact events@mcleancenter.org.

Due to COVID-19 precautions, this event has been canceled.

Questions?
Please contact dordy@dfshows.com.

 

Saturday, Dec. 5–Sunday, Dec. 6, Time TBD

Please check our website closer to the event date for specific times.

Free Admission. Registration is required and opens Monday, Aug. 3 (Register Here - Activity No. 2011.220).

 

Founded in 1982, The McLean Holiday Art & Crafts Festival is a highly anticipated and much-beloved, juried show featuring arts and crafts made by 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. See behind the scenes and watch how these artists create their masterpieces, and so much more. Help support the arts and buy from the artists directly. 

 

Show management will be provided by the Northern Virginia Handcrafters Guild (NVHG). Founded in 1972, the NVHG, a 501(c)3 non-profit 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 events@mcleancenter.org.