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Special Events

Monday, May 16–Friday, June 10

4-7 p.m.

 

The Old Firehouse is opening its after-school program doors to rising 7th graders of all MCC tax district elementary schools! Join OFC from Monday, May 16 through Friday, June 10, from 4-7 p.m. to experience all of what the Old Firehouse has to offer—for free—for the remainder of the school year. Transportation from Franklin Sherman, Chesterbrook and Churchill Road elementary schools, to the Old Firehouse will be provided via the Old Firehouse’s vans. All participants from other schools are welcome to attend but must be dropped off by a parent or guardian.

A registration form and the completion of the Old Firehouse Participant Contract is required and must be submitted prior to your child’s participation.

Questions? Please contact OFC at oldfirehouse@mcleancenter.org or call 703-448-8336. Spots are limited, so sign up early.

Saturday, June 4, 10 a.m.-noon
$20/$15 MCC district residents 

Activity No. 4503.322

Join MCC for a fun, summer kickoff event. This fun, fitness event is for children ages 3 to 9. Kids will make their way through a course filled with bubbles, water squirters, a jelly pool, cones, tires, foam and color stations. They also can enjoy unlimited time playing in the bubbles! 

buy tix offFriday, June 10, 7 p.m.

$35/$25 MCC district residents

 

Dubbed the Jon Stewart of the Arab World, Egyptian heart surgeon turned world-famous political comedian Bassem Youssef was the creator and host of the first political satire show in the Middle East and the most watched show in the Arab World with 30 million viewers each week. Throughout its three seasons, "Al-Bernameg" remained controversial for its hilarious and bold criticism of the ruling powers. During its final season in 2014, the show achieved unprecedented ratings before Youssef announced its termination due to overwhelming political pressures on the show and the airing channels. 

In this keynote presentation, Bassem Youssef shares his unique experience as a doctor-turned-satirist during the most uncertain time in the Middle East. Youssef discusses the dynamics of humor, politics and the search for liberties and freedoms in the Middle East. As a new resident of the United States, Youssef takes a fresh look at the factors shaping American policies in the Middle East while initiating an honest conversation with Arabs and Muslims about their roles and positions impacting the historic events unfolding today. Running Time: Approximately 60 minutes.

McLean Community Center is helping the American Red Cross with Diverse Blood Donations!
It is urgent for donors of all ethnicities to support patients in need!


Friday, June 17, Noon-5 p.m.

McLean Community Center, an agency of Fairfax County Government, is located at 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean Va. 22101


Join us and support the community with your lifesaving blood donation. All donors will receive a $10 Amazon Gift Card via email.

 

For an appointment, click here or visit www.redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor word: HEARTOFGOLD, or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) Eligibility Questions: Call 1-866-236-3276.

Questions? Contact Melanie Hurley at melanie.hurley@heartogold.org or Meosha Hudson at 410-375-5190 or meosha.hudson@redcross.org.

 

A Live Book Reading, Plus Family Movement and Music Workshop! 
Saturday, June 18, 10:30 a.m.
Dolley Madison Library, 1244 Oak Ridge Ave, McLean, Va. 22101
Free, registration required. Register here. Registration opens Saturday, June 4.
 
For ages 5–12. “You Are Not Alone” is an empathetic and inclusive picture book by the Alphabet Rockers that empowers kids to love their beautiful selves, celebrate their identities, stand up to hate and have one another’s backs no matter what. In those moments that you are afraid or feel like you don’t belong, know that YOU ARE NOT ALONE.

Register the child who will be attending. Priority seating will be given to children ages 5-12.



Featuring music from The Alphabet Rockers' album, “THE LOVE” buy tix off

Saturday, June 18, 4 p.m.

$10/$5 MCC tax district residents

 

For all ages. This Grammy®-nominated intergenerational hip-hop album from the Alphabet Rockers gives voice to what matters: love, belonging and gender justice for all of us. Prepare to sing, dance and have fun celebrating the love of ourselves and our whole family. 

Featuring MCC's Art in Motion Hip-Hop Class Participants!

Sunday, June 19, 3 p.m. 
McLean Central Park, 1468 Dolley Madison Blvd, McLean, Va., 22102

Free admission

 

For all ages. The Alphabet Rockers make music that makes change! This intergenerational group creates brave spaces to shape a more equitable world through hip-hop. Let’s stand up to hate and be our brave and beautiful selves.

 

Monday, July 4th, 6:30–10:30 p.m.

Free admission; no registration required.

 

Produced by the McLean Community Center, this year's event will be held at Langley High School, 6520 Georgetown Pike. Check back here for future updates.